Week 24 The Beginning or the End?
IT’S UP TO ME
Are we at the End of the Master Key Course, or are we at the Beginning of a New Chapter? What have the last 6 months been all about and what happens now? ….. Good questions!!!
The concept that ‘man is not a body with a spirit, but a spirit with a body’ has become very clear to me and I agree totally with Haanel who says “The minute the spirit leaves the body, we are as nothing. Therefore, spirit is really, all there is of us”. (24:28)
“the only activity which the spirit possesses is the power to think. Therefore, thought must be creative, because spirit is creative. This creative power is impersonal and your ability to think is your ability to control it and make use of it for the benefit of yourself and others”. (24:29)
So what does this all mean?……. Well, for me, this has helped make sense of who I am, my life and my purpose. I believe we are all creative in hundreds and thousands of ways. But we are not all aware of the power our words and thoughts have. I know I wasn’t. I used to look at my life and feel fed up if things were not going how I had hoped and dreamed, I would question what the purpose of life was and if there was any point to anything. A bit morbid maybe, but I think many people reach times in their lives where they feel compelled to ask themselves this question and some actually decide to try and find out. Some people decide to go travelling or on retreats to find ‘themselves’. But does travelling anywhere really help? Do people find ‘themselves’ out there in the world on there travels?
maybe it’s at the bottom of the sea? (helloooo….are you Jonah?)
Gosh darn it, where is the elusive key that unlocks the door to the ‘person we feel deep inside’ who is waiting to be found?
“…..only those who are wise enough to understand, broad enough to weigh the evidence, firm enough to follow their own judgment, and strong enough to make the sacrifice exacted, may enter and partake.” (Haanel 24:30) Partake of what? Can’t you just tell me?
“Though an inheritance of acres may be bequeathed, an inheritance of knowledge and wisdom cannot. The wealthy man may pay others for doing his work for him, but it is impossible to get his thinking done for him by another or to purchase any kind of self-culture.” (S Smiles)
Are you any the wiser yet? Although we live in an amazing, mysterious world, where there are so many wonders to see, there is no sight, no sound, no taste and no smell so all encompassing that it can satisfy our hunger to know the truth. “Truth is not the result of logical training or of experimentation, or even of observation; it is the product of a developed consciousness.” (Haanel 24:19)
“To know the truth, to be sure, to be confident, affords a satisfaction beside which no other is at all comparable;” (Haanel 9:6)
“Omnipotence itself is absolute silence.” (Haanel 21:28)
What I have learnt is, that the answers to everything you ever wanted to know are ‘within’ YOUso when you ask a question, take the time and effort to be Silent and listen to your heart.……. look closely…………….. concentrate……….. focus…………….and you will see
(can you see it? 🙂 )
“realize that “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man,” the splendors which exist for those who find themselves in the Promised Land. They have crossed the river of judgment and have arrived at the point of discrimination between the true and the false, and have found that all they ever willed or dreamed, was but a faint concept of the dazzling reality.” (Haanel 24:31)
To sit in Silence was the one thing I found so hard to do 6 months ago. Now I look forward to it.
So the Master Key may be over, but this is just the Beginning of a wonderful new chapter in the life an times of a woman who has found her Dharma…… to help others reconnect with their creative imagination through a series of Creativity Workshops; drawing on my sixteen years experience as an instrumental music teacher and my life long passion for craft.