First I would like to apologize to everyone who needs to comment on my blog for week 20.I have had lots of challenges this week. If I started to list them they would just sound like a lot of excuses but some things have kept me from getting my post done on time and for that I am sorry. Part 20 of the Master Keys has been one of my favorite lessons so far. It has raised some questions and made some statements that I have not herd or thought of before. I am a Christian and this does not shake my faith in God but it has given me something to think about. I read my Bible but I am not a student of the Bible like I know I should be. I am going to read and study part 20 many more times so I can truly know and use it’s wisdom in my life for the rest of my life. Everything I have learned from the Master Keys is the truth for me and I am enjoying the journey.
It’s Friday night no it’s just after midnight so it’s Saturday morning and I have writers block. I have a harder time staying on track on the weeks that we don’t have a webinar. Then I like having a break as well. Guess I am kind of lazy. I am going to go back and listen to week 18’s webinar later today and do a second blog for week 19. See ya later.
I mistakenly called last weeks blog week 18 but in reality it was week 17a. So here is week 18’s blog. Every one should read Mark’s week 18 blog. I enjoy reading other peoples blogs but Mark J’s blog is the best. Some of the pitfalls Mark talks about I seem to have avoided. Like complaining about almost everything. Like Mark & Davene or the material or the way it is being taught or the time it takes to do the things we need to do or or or or……. I have no complaints at all. I am enjoying this journey and having fun with it. All of the complaints can be chalked up to the refusal of the call of the Hero’s Journey. I don’t really know how I am supposed to feel but I am pretty sure I know how I am supposed to be. Seems like I am on the right track. I do feel so different than from when we first started this journey. I even wrote out 30 new flash cards today.
It’s baseball season again! I love it. My grandson plays shortstop for our local Jr. college. The team won their first two games. Last night he had 2 RBI’s with one hit and a sacrifice fly and tonight he had one hit, two walks and scored 2 runs. I love watching that boy play. I also like to brag just a little bit. I am going to have to really manage my time well. It’s about half past midnight as I write this post. I live 30 min. one way from the ball field. The games on week nights start at 7 pm and last 2-3 hours. They were playing when we started this journey and it was difficult to keep up with everything we had to do. Somehow I think it will be a lot easier now that I am in the swing of things. One of my PPN’s is legacy. My plan is to get all of my family involved in MKMMA so we can have the same insight and knowledge of spiritual truth to be of service to mankind for generations to come. I am looking forward to week 18 and the big pay off we are going to get. I am going to go to bed know it’s getting hard to concentrate. Thank You and I love you all.
My subby is at it again or maybe still. I need to be a little more aware of my habits. This bad boy is huge. Part 17 of the Master Key System Haanel talks about concentration about continuous concentration. I could be so much better at that. I have realized that when I do my reading as I read each sentence certain words will trigger a new thought and there my mind goes on a tangent somewhere but I can still read the words and not remember any thing I just read. I thought my sits were going really good but then I realized that I don’t have any continuous concentration. Haanel states in 17-4 ” Continuous concentration means an even, unbroken flow of thought and is the result of patient, persistent, persevering and well-regulated system.” That is not what I am giving. This has made me see that the things I do, my habits overlap and are interconnected with each other. In 17-6 it says “you should be so interested in your thought, so engrossed in your subject, as to be conscious of nothing else. Such concentration leads to intuitive perception and immediate insight into the nature of the object concentrated upon. 17-7 All knowledge is the result of concentration of this kind; it is thus that the secrets of Heaven and Earth have been wrested; it is thus that the mind becomes a magnet and the desire to know draws the knowledge, irresistibly attracts it, makes it your own.” For the last two weeks I have been reading a little slower and concentrating on what I am reading and not on anything else because if I can’t concentrate on just what I am reading how can I expect to have the continuous concentration I need to be successful in this course. I am not there yet I still need some improvement but things are so much better now. I am going to be more aware of subby and my habits from now on.
I am sorry that this blog post is so late. I only get sick every 4 or 5 years which is good but when I get a flu bug it is a bad one that keeps me in bed for a week. I feel better now. After a few days I can’t take laying in bed any longer and I take a couple of pain pills so I can go back to work. Plus I have no sick leave so if I don’t work I can’t pay my bills. I Missed about half of the webinar on Sunday as well. I just finished it today. I am having a great time with the Franklin Experience and all the new cards we make each week and shuffle into our deck and flash them several times a day. Hannel wrote in 15 of part 16 we can form our own mental images, through our own interior processes of thought regardless of the thoughts of others, regardless of exterior conditions, regardless of environment of every kind, and it is by the exercise of this power that we can control our own destiny, body, mind and soul. There are so many good statements in part 16. I am going to come back to part 16 over and over but I am going to sit with paragraph 15 for a few more days.
Part Fifteen of The Master Key’s has made me feel like I am missing something. Like I am not progressing as fast as the book is leading us. In sentence 15-3 Difficulties, inharmonies, and obstacles, indicate that we are either refusing to give out what we no longer need, or refusing to accept what we require. I don’t under stand refusing to give out what we no longer need. Also sentence 15-7 All conditions and experiences that come to us do so for our benefit. Difficulties and obstacles will continue to come until we absorb their wisdom and gather from them the essentials of further growth. I sure do have a boat load of difficulties and obstacles still in my life. I must still be absorbing their wisdom. Maybe this is a blessing. I don’t know But I do know that if I persist long enough I win and if anyone can help me in these two areas I would be very grateful. As wrote in last weeks blog I have had some good success with my sits. This weeks sit, concentrate on insight has not been as easy as most of the other exercises. Again if I persist long enough I win.