MK Week 22a – Keep Trekkin
Persistently Self Directed
This week has really tested my persistence and determination to meet new challenges. Over the last two weeks I have found myself on a steep learning curve to overcome technical issues. From having to totally reinstall my hard drive, upgrade to El Capitan to continue my work and learning to navigate audio and editing functions to prepare launch videos and then learn to compress them correctly, my brain is beginning to feel numb!!! 🙁
All I wanted was to help people reconnect and reignite their creative imagination so they can move themselves forward in their own life. However, the process has involved a lot more than anything I first envisaged back in 2013. But knowing in my heart that all this effort and persistence is to help others as well as myself keeps me going, often until 2am night after night. Having a vision is crucial, and getting it right is important to me. I am like a dog with a bone when I want to achieve something. I just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other, and the path will become clear.
This week in the MasterKey Experience we have been invited to read Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay on Self Reliance. To be perfectly honest with you I have simply not had the time to read it this week with everything else I am working on. But thankfully I read it last year and spent several days deciphering the language and writing out in plain English, so this year I am able to read these instead, which has been much quicker. Basically my understanding from Emerson’s writing is the importance of trusting in your own feelings rather than the opinions of others. Only you know what is right or wrong for you, and to be easy on yourself, forgive yourself if you mess up and don’t be afraid to change your mind on things if or when you find new information.
He points out that a jagged line from a distance appears straight, and your true actions will align with your other true actions and your true nature is revealed. Don’t conform to please others, live in the now. All power is always in the now, the present, and greater Self-reliance is needed. You will never find the answers outside of your Self. Travelling the world for art and learning is good; but travelling because you believe you will find your Soul elsewhere is foolish. As I maintain my coordinates and head ever forward towards my destination I trust myself to know which direction to take next, knowing that everything so far has proven I am on the right track. Is it a bit scary? Yes. Is it worth it? Yes. It’s life but not as I knew it! Would I go back and change anything? No. Keep on trekkin, have fun and you will reach your Star. 🙂 🙂 🙂