Our reading this week from the Master Keys – Part 16, (MK16) was so full of information and value that to try and encapsulate it in this blog would not do it justice. In the introduction to the chapter it says “…that through an understanding and conscious operation of spiritual laws, we can convert every seeming difficulty into a blessing.” What a sobering thought. This then linked with what Og Mandino says “.. that all my problems, discouragements, and heartaches are, in truth , great opportunities in disguise. I am no longer fooled by the garments they wear for my eyes are open.” This is such an encouragement and has allowed me to reflect over my life; various problems, mishaps, difficulties and challenges, and how these have allowed me to advance through life. I am grateful for the people who walked beside me and have encouraged me to continue. The lessons I have learnt help me to overcome other challenges and give me compassion and love for others going through lifes challenges. I am grateful that I learnt the lesson of Forgiveness early in life as it has allowed a level of freedom and was accentuated in the course when we learnt about the “Law of Forgiveness”.
The next section from MK16 “Therefore, to control thought is to control circumstances, conditions, environment, and destiny.” And “If you desire to visualize a different environment, the process is simply to hold the ideal in mind, until your vision has been made real; give no thought to persons, places or things; these have no place in the absolute; the environment you desire will contain everything necessary; the right persons, and the right things will come at the right time and in the right place.” This is more than just setting goals. I am starting to see how all the exercises we have done as part of the MKMMA course are combining to equip me with tools to be able to “visualize a different environment” and then to build it myself.
I have read “Think and Grow Rich” previously and not grasped that it is more than a book but a way of life. I am now seeing how the pieces come together.
An activity was set where the whole group of MKMMA participants were tasked to identify or perform “random acts of kindness” this week and then record a minimum of two of these for the group to see. Mark J offered to go and give 300 people a hug if the goal of a total of 3000 was reached. Well by Friday this number had reached over 6000 and yes he did go and do the 300 hugs one for each of us. Amazing how kindness can be spread around the world so easily and each of us was part of it.