Week 10 – Build Bridges With Love

Today is the last day we read Scroll 2 from the Greatest Salesman In The World.  Tomorrow we roll over into Scroll 3.  I’m sure I’m not the only person who wakes up each morning now and thinks first thing “I greet this day with love in my heart.

I’m equally certain that I am not the only person in the *MKMMA who has experienced the power of actively choosing to love themselves and extend love to others.  There is something about the energy of love that transforms the psychic space between us.

For days now I’ve been thinking about bridge building.

It’s astonishing what humanity has learned to build and create in it’s efforts to connect, to bridge gaps of all kinds.

Life reaches out to life. Connection is one of the primal needs of every living being on the planet, maybe even the cosmos.

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Immortals Bridge, China

I wonder often, how we can build bridges of love and understanding between us, rather than walls of misunderstanding and unneeded suffering?

First on an inner level, bridges of understanding within ourselves, about ourselves.

Then extending this out to family, friends, co-workers, passers-by on the street and in our day to day business.  This naturally extends love, culturally.

Reversing the reversal.

Starting at the point of unseen cause, rather than sensed effect.  At the root of what is, rather than the symptom.

One day back in 2001, I was rereading my some of my journal entries from 1998, and 1999.  As I read these journal entries I was reliving the stress and anxiety I felt at the time I wrote them.  I could feel my heart tighten, and pound in my chest.  I could feel my stomach knot up and tension spread in my muscles.

I observed this at that time and thought to myself.

Yikes.

It was a wake-up call of a sort.

Intellectually, I knew and understood lots of spiritual principles. I had been applying and living them for a very long time.  And yet, I couldn’t deny that level of sheer visceral anxiety I had felt when I wrote my journal entries in 98 and 99.

Sometimes, overwhelm is genuinely overwhelm.  It’s your body’s way of letting you know you have evolved past your skills level.  Time to learn better more effective skills sets.

I decided in that moment, that I did not have resiliency, mental resiliency.  I made a decision to learn how to develop mental resiliency.

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Rakotzbrucke, Germany

I went through several years of fairly intensive research on the topic. (I kinda do almost everything with a little bit of overkill. LOL)

As Einstein once said, “We must begin with the heart of man –”.  And “The basic laws of the universe are simple, but because our senses are limited, we can’t grasp them. There is a pattern in creation.” (1)

I remember being surprised when I learned that scientists have now discovered what they call a “heart brain(2).  And that in fact, there are more signals going from the heart brain to the head brain than from the head brain to the heart. (3) (4)  Our heart brains set the rhythm for the rest of out body.

And even more interesting to me, is that the frequencies of love, care, compassion and appreciation brings our hearts into what scientists call “coherence”.  This means everything is working in sync and very smoothly together.

Science is supporting, more and more everyday, the wisdom of the sages of the past, including what we’re learning, practicing, applying and living through our *MKMMA experience.

As Judith Glaser wrote in her article about the five brains, “Our brains are made to be social.” (2)

Heart brains in sync co-create a harmonious mastermind.

I’ve been enjoying reading the blog posts of other *MKMMA MasterMinders.  An idea a couple of them shared last week, that I think is super awesome is affirming for others the affirmation from Haanel 9:11/12

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With this in mind I created a quote graphic to share here.  Feel free to right-click on the graphic above and click “Save Image As … “ to download this image for your own desktop vision board.  And in your heart affirm this for others, as well as for yourself.  Right now, I’m affirming it for you.


(1) Einstein and the Poet: In Search of the Cosmic Man (1983). From a series of meetings William Hermanns had with Einstein in 1930, 1943, 1948, and 1954

(2) Your Five Brains- Harness Their Wisdom

(3) The Inside Story by Doc Childre

(4) Science of the Heart by HeartMath Institute

Bonus added Sunday 4 December 2016:  Just found this, uncanny… Neurocardiology:  A Bridge Between the Brain and the Heart.  🙂

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Image Credit, Featured Image Bridge, James DeMers, Japanese Garden Arch Bridge

A love soldier, paying it forward.

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Week 9 – Manifesting Our Sofa

In this week’s lesson Haanel gives us the exercise of visualizing a plant from unseen to seen. And he describes the process of the visualization exercise in precise detail in 9.32.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about manifestation, the process of making something evident, or perceptible, especially to our five senses.

Perhaps the best description I’ve ever come across of the manifestation process can be found in Machaelle Small Wright’s book, Co-Creative Science, A Revolution in Science Providing Real Solutions For Today’s Health & Environment. (pages 95 through 102)

Machaelle pioneered a way to work with what she calls Nature Intelligence in co-creating and manifesting.

She describes three dynamics to manifestation. Like Haanel, she emphasizes the high level of focus, the intensity of focus, required to manifest.

Clarity of thought and visualization were key”, she says. They are the foundation of manifestation in the first dynamic, and become increasingly important in the other two dynamics.

In Haanel 9.33, after going through the description of a plant from the unseen to the seen, Haanel writes:

When you are able to make your vision clear and complete you will be enabled to enter into the spirit of the thing; it will become real to you …

Acorn to Oak filmed over an 8 month period time-lapse

In Week 7, I mentioned that my mother is psychic. To be honest, we are all psychic. But most of us have not learned how to recognize this in ourselves.

Just as the principle of what wires together fires together and what you use grows, what you don’t use atrophies, applies in how we create our lives; it also applies to our culture.

Our modern culture hasn’t recognized these very real and natural capacities in us, so they get ignored, and grow weaker.

But they are present, waiting for us to become aware of them and develop them, just like exercise develops our muscles.

What people refer to as psychic abilities are connected with our primary glandular/sensory systems which draw information from our environment. This happens with both the external physical, mental and energetic environments, as well as the internal physical, mental and energetic environments.

Just as we may have preferred learning styles, we also have preferred ways in which we process information. I suspect these are closely tied to our temperaments, what many refer to as the four temperaments. You may know them as personality colors. (There hasn’t been, to my knowledge, much academic research into this. If you have come across research about this, drop me line in the comments below. I’d be interested in knowing.)

Here’s a short summary, the four psychic receptive areas. (1)

  • Intuition – Psychic knowing, or sometimes called prophetic knowing
  • Feeling – Sensing, empath, the body as an antenna, or tuning fork
  • Hearing – Inner listening, the still small voice within
  • Vision – Seeing, auras, images on the mind’s eye screen, dreams

People often have a primary preferred way of processing information and then a secondary way. We all have all four and other forms, too, to some degree.

My mother is clairvoyant, primarily visual. Visualizing is a piece of cake for her. Most information about manifesting focuses heavily on the visual and visualization techniques.

I am primarily knowing, intuitive, with my secondary sense being feeling. My nervous system is ultra-sensitive.

Vision is the weakest reception area for me.

I am also an abstract thinker. Most people see concrete images in their mind’s eye when they think of something, say a dog, or cat. My mind’s eye stays blank, or black. I don’t see the concrete images when I think. About 2 – 5 percent of the population are abstract thinkers.

This makes visualization especially difficult for me.

I thought perhaps there may be other people like me. People with whom visualizing is more difficult. For this reason I thought to share the Manifesting Our Sofa story to help you relate to a process that may not be so visual but relies more on the knowing and feeling senses. And still allows you a clarity of thought to initiate your visualization process.  (This happened in 2006, the sofa in the above photo, ten years ago. 🙂 )

First off, I made a clear decision. I wanted a new sofa. I didn’t know what it looked like, but I knew how it felt. So, I focused on the feeling of that sofa. As I feel the spirit of the thing, it becomes real through the sensation of feeling. Here, I am gaining clarity of thought, but through feeling, first.

The visual comes latter in the process.

What often happens, is that as I focus on this feeling, in time, I often then begin to have snippets of information that I suddenly just know, or I will hear with my inner hearing. Then images pop up in my mind’s eye screen. Because my mind screen is most often blank, or black, these images really stand out to me. I jot these down in my journal.

When I start to see images, I know that the manifestation process is strengthening. When the images start popping up, this lets me know that the physical manifestation is coming soon. This indicates, it is already done.

In the case of my sofa, what I saw was a color, a specific shade of rust. This felt right for me. Yes, I heard and felt inside me. This is the right color for the feel of what I wanted as a sofa in our living room. I told my husband about the snippet of an image I saw, and within days, I got a call from him.

He had walked into the local Habitat for Humanity store and saw a sofa that matched the color of rust I described to him. When I arrived at the store, as soon as I saw the back of the sofa, the color matched exactly, I knew, this was the sofa I felt. We were able to purchase a $4500.00 sofa for $1300.00. It was an amazing find. It felt almost miraculous, or magical.

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I want to add a couple of tips here.

1. What we manifest often shows up through other people. This happens a lot with my husband and me.

2. I’ve tried at times to describe this felt sensation of knowing. It feels like something syncing, or clicking inside, as if two gears have come together and fall into groove with each other. It’s a very real, visceral, inner sensation.  Some examples of how a person with different reception area preferences may experience this:  if you are more clairaudient you may hear an inward click, or if you are more visual, you make see the gears click.  Everyone is unique.  Everyone has their own unique inner language.

I hope this may be helpful to others. Start with your strength, and hold the focus, the other pieces of the process will come to you.

One more thing, to help me develop a capacity to visualize better I am learning how to draw. I’m using the book, “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” by Betty Edwards.

She teaches that learning how to see, as it relates to drawing, is a global skill. It’s a book that many remote viewers recommend for developing their ability to visualize clearly.  I’ll let you know how this works out for me, as I learn more.

(1*You Are Psychic by Pete A Sanders, Jr.

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Week 8 – A Symphony of Peace and Harmony

A Symphony of Peace and Harmony

This week we are reading Lesson 8 of Haanel’s Master Key, and it is by far, the most powerful lesson I’ve read, yet, especially these two paragraphs in the introduction:

Emerson loved the good and his life was a symphony of peace and harmony, Carlyle hated the bad, and his life was a record of perpetual discord and inharmony.

Here we have two men, each intent upon achieving the same ideal, but one makes use of constructive thought and is therefore in harmony with Natural Law, the other makes use of destructive thought and therefore brings upon himself discord of every kind and character.”

As I mentioned in my Week 1 blog post, one of my main reasons for joining the Master Key Master Mind Alliance came from when I learned how Andrew Carnegie knew that to accomplish what he wanted to accomplish, cooperation would not be enough.  He knew he had to have harmony of mind in his master mind.

I was intrigued.  How did Andrew Carnegie create a harmony of mind in his master mind?

There was a winnowing process in the development of his master mind.  Men who were not in harmony were bounced out.

I wanted to understand this.

I’ve recently come from an experience where many very talented people came together, hugely willing to cooperate with each other for a project that we all believed in.  We even used a phrase early on in the process, “a symphony of harmony” to help describe our project.  The idea was of many voices coming together in harmony.

And yet, the project fell apart.  One by one, people fell into disharmony, and the potential of the project became unrealized.

Everyone involved in this project has been affected by it.  However, the potential still stands, waiting patiently for harmonious expression.

Last week, in my Week 7 blog I talked about the value of words.  A Course in Miracles referred to words as “symbols twice removed”.  This has always been a thought-provoking idea for me.  Words are symbols for sounds, that we give meaning to as thoughts, ideas, images, and concepts.

What do our thoughts and ideas symbolize?

The research in frequency, and vibration, cymatics, demonstrates how sound literally gives shape to matter.

In cymatics we can evolve this exploration of the “substance of things not seen”.

This ties in beautifully with what Haanel teaches us in The Master Key.  About how the images we hold consistently in our minds magnetizes the mental realm and gives form to the physical.

Two more sayings I grew up with come to mind:

Spirit is the Architect

Mind is the Builder

Physical is the result

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Magnify the virtues, Minimize the faults.

This was often advised by Cayce in working with others.  He encouraged people to focus on what we have in common, rather than on our differences.  And he said it is more powerful to stand for something than to stand against it.

To say it another way, what we resist persists.

We energize, or charge with energy, what we hold consistently in our minds.

In application, I could see and experience for myself the wisdom of these simple sayings.  However, in this *Master Key Master Mind, I am able to understand more the sound science behind the wisdom.

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Carlyle

I wasn’t familiar with Carlyle  so I looked him up.  Even his physical countenance looks unhappy.  In describing his relationship with his wife Jane Welsh, Sam Butler said:

It was very good of God to let Carlyle and Mrs Carlyle marry one another, and so make only two people miserable and not four.”

Did the “harmony of mind” that Andrew Carnegie demand within his master mind, include harmony with natural law as described by Haanel, in addition to harmony with his definite chief aim?

It wasn’t enough to have the high ideal (DMP).  Evidently Emerson and Carlyle held similar ideals.  Andrew Carnegie had determined cooperation would not be enough, to achieve his goals.  He knew he would need to have “harmony of mind.”  The means to the end does matter.  It does affect the outcome.  This is often referred to as “ethics”.

It was the consistent conduct, within and without, that created the disharmony for Carlyle, and the harmony for Emerson.

The words we speak, and perhaps more importantly, the words we think and feel, if we pay attention to our language within, and without, let us know if we are being constructive in our thought, or destructive in our thought.  They are a great feedback loop, into our own development.  This takes our capacity for personal response-ability to a whole new level.

The level of self-mastery.

Thought is the material with which we build our lives. (Mind is the builder.)

Over the years, people have often asked me, how is it that I’m always so happy.  Many people wanted me to tell them how to be happy.  I’ve not always been so “happy”.  Gradually, over time, I’ve cultivated habits of happiness.

I’ve always understood the answer but didn’t know how to explain it to others.  Happiness to me, like love, is a choice.  It’s a decision I consistently make, day in and day out, by applying the simple wisdom teachings I learned as a child and continue to learn as an adult.

Living the simple sayings, the so called platitudes, cease to be platitudes, because they have been brought to life.

Cayce said, “Wisdom is knowledge applied”.  I say, “Live knowledge into wisdom”.

There doesn’t seem to be any relationship in the lives between Haanel and Cayce.  And yet, they both taught the same principles.  As have all the timeless teachings of the sages, in every field of human thought and endeavor.

There is a universal consistency and harmony, a red thread of connection, within all wisdom traditions.  They emanate from the same Source.

Emerson wrote in his Essay on Compensation, “For men are wiser than they know.”  And in my personal experience, this holds true.

Each has only to learn the tools and to choose to apply them in their own lives.

Everyone deserves to live a life that is a “symphony of peace and harmony.”  If they choose.

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Week 7 – Words Matter …

Sacred Heart Of Infinity, Words Matter

My mother discovered Edgar Cayce when I was around 10 years old. The biography of his life, There is a River, literally flew off a shelf in a book store and into her hands.

It was a godsend for her.  She is psychic and for all her reaching out to the church to help her understand what she was experiencing, no one would help her.  Although there were plenty who were quite pleased to condemn her.

Her discovery of the man, Edgar Cayce, and his story, did help her. I watched all of this as a child.

It stands to reason, then, that as she learned, I learned.  And since his material was so prevalent in my early life much of the wisdom he taught influenced my thinking and my own personal and spiritual development.

I grew up with sayings like,

  • “Create in me a pure heart.”
  • “Let me be a channel of blessings.”
  • “Turn stumbling blocks, into stepping stones.”
  • “If you want to be loved, be loving. If you want to have friends, be friendly.”

These weren’t just pretty words to me, they were words to be lived. I measured myself by them, and other similar phrases and statements.

They are literally hard-wired into my brain.

People say quotes don’t help people, but for whatever reason, they’ve always helped me.

There are these small, seemingly insignificant moments in our lives that affect us, who knows why?

In first and second grade, when all the other kids ran outside to play, I would stand with my nose and fingers pressed against the window of the school’s gift shop and look at all the images of “sacred hearts.”

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They seemed to speak to something in my soul. “Be Still, … and Know…”

My Granny kept the Serenity Prayer on the wall in her kitchen.  I remember reading and rereading that framed quote throughout the years of my youth, pondering its meaning, absorbing it’s wisdom.

Later, while in Jr High, I would stop and stand, nearly every day, in front of a small metal quote plaque that hung on the hallway wall at Horace Mann Jr. High to read:

There are three sides to every argument, your side, my side, and the right side.”

I internalized it’s lesson and in time, changed it to something I felt was more accurate from personal observation and life experience, “There are an infinite number of sides to every argument, as many sides as there are points of view of the people involved.”

To close out a point of view is to lose a window toward reality. The more points of view I can see, the greater the range of my view of reality.

Quotes were never just meaningless words to me. Words matter. In fact, words shape matter.

For a very long time, years and years, I kept a quote on my desk from Gregg Braden.

Every time I started a new journal I wrote this quote and a few other key quotes on the front page.  I read these quotes every time I wrote in my journal, often several times a day.

“Every moment of everyday, what you feel in your heart is a command in the Mind of God. The Mind of God interprets our feelings, very, very literally.”

Right next to this quote was another, from A Course of Miracles,

“Perception in this world is the equivalent to creating in the Kingdom of God.”

They deepened and focused my thinking.  “Thoughts are things.”  Another Cayce saying.  They reminded me I am responsible not only for the deeds I do, but for the words I say, and for what I think, how I feel, and how I chose to perceive.  With the exercise of our responsibility comes our freedom.

Research into how our brains work has informed us that our brains are hard-wired to 2 to 1 toward avoiding negativity. This is an inherent part of our survival system.  It is often called “negativity bias.”

What surprised me though, was that even though our brains are wired to move away from negative experiences twice as much as to move toward positive experiences, it takes a whopping 17 positive statements to balance one negative statement.  Words are that powerful!

Once I realized this, I never let anyone make me feel bad for being positive again. (LOL I say, “I’m just bringing balance to the world.”)

Emerson wrote in his essay, The Law of Compensation, “For men are wiser than they know.”  Nature Intelligence is inherently balanced.

I will always appreciate the woman in an Edgar Cayce Search For God meeting who taught me this helpful lesson about mistakes.  She said,

“Mistakes are not a mark against your soul.  Mistakes point you to the next thing you need to learn.”

It was a “Wowser” moment for me. A game changer in my life.

She then taught me, that if I slip and say a negative to replace it with two positives. The first to cancel the negative and the second to bring my energy back into a positive balance.

It was a beautiful reframe of how mistakes are often handled.

So, if you feel discouraged, and in need of a lift in perspective, think about these things. Let these words and the feelings they invoke within you, work for you.

What you feel in your heart to be true, is extra-ordinarily creative. This one energetic fact, when understood, and applied, can also be massively liberating.

In 6:10 Haanel says,

“Do you love music, flowers, literature, or are you inspired by the thought of ancient or modern genius? Remember, every beauty to which you respond must have its corresponding outline in your brain before you can appreciate it.”

In this way, you are what you appreciate. ❤

What are some words, phrases, quotes, music, or images, that have been especially meaningful and uplifting to you?

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Week 6 – The Movie Poster of OUR Life

This week is fascinating because we get to pull so many of the pieces of what we’ve been gradually building over the past five weeks together into a very fun bundle called the Movie Poster.

What’s even more exciting for me is when I realized how the Universe, Infinite Intelligence, if you will, gave me my movie poster last October.

The image above is a photo I took on the drive home from town.  It’s a view of the canyon at sunset.

I was driving home, thinking about the movie we had just seen, A Walk in the Woods.  When I noticed the breathtaking sunset over the ridge.  I stopped to take a photo, and it wasn’t until I saw the photo that I realised what had just happened.

Let me explain, as a kid, I learned that the Universe, Spirit, God, Beloved, Life, (***) often speaks to us via meaningful coincidences, or what Carl Jung referred to as synchronicity.  It’s a language, and once you learn it, your life will never be the same again.

(It’s going to get very fun here, so stick around, I’ll come back in the morning to finish this out.)  🙂

 

*** (Feel free to insert the name that is most meaningful to you.  My favorite is Beloved.  I didn’t know the Sufi’s used that term until my thirties.  I’ve been using it since I was about 15ish.  Lately, I’ve been using Infinite Intelligence more, because of how it will play out with my DMP, my chief aim.)

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