Week 6 Wax On Wax Off
…….Come back tomorrow
I think most people who know me would probably say I was a calm patient woman, and that it takes a lot to ruffle my feathers. But this has been the most challenging week for me so far. I am doing the exercises we’ve been asked to do, and going in faith that everything will work out as I have planned. I have created a wonderful life for myself in my imagination! So how do you believe you can really have the life of your dreams when finances are so tight right now? I have found myself getting angry and frustrated with circumstances that are beyond my control, yet are affecting my life so dramatically.
This months reading, Scroll 2 of ‘The Greatest Salesman in the World’ (Og Mandino) says “I will greet this day with love in my heart. But how will I react to the actions of others? With love.”
How does this help when the actions of others are causing you anxiety and all you want to do is scream? How do I trust that the Universe is really on my side? How do I believe that the exercises we are doing will help me overcome the stresses of daily living?
“What you need to know is this: before a dream is realised, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realising our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. That’s the point at which most people give up. It’s the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one ‘dies of thirst just when the palm tress have appeared on the horizon.’ (The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho)
The last five weeks have challenged my brain. Focusing on the Conscious and Subconscious mind and the role of the Solar Plexus, I’ve been learning intellectually and really enjoying stretching my mind to embrace new ideas. I’ve come to realise how little English language I really know, having to look up so many words in order to fully understand the meaning in the writings of Haanel and Emerson. This week has begun to really challenge my heart. My faith.
At the end of last week we had to choose one sentence from Scroll 1 that was significant to us, write it at the top of Scroll 2 and read it before continuing with our reading for this month. I chose, ‘I make a solemn oath to myself that nothing will retard my new life’s growth.’