Week 10 has been a week of definitely staying on guard when it comes to letting any negative thoughts or feelings get a foothold in my consciousness. The one thing I’m really noticing is that you have to turn the intensity up and keep it up. Just when you think it’s safe to go in the water, it ain’t safe. There’s still sharks constantly roaming in that sea of thought and feelings. I’ve got to constantly use all my bag of tricks ( my affirmations: I AM WHOLE, PERFECT, STRONG, POWERFUL, LOVING, HARMONIOUS, HAPPY. I CAN BE WHAT I WILL TO BE), looking at my dream board, reading scroll 9 of the Greatest Salesman, and the Masterkey Lessons with more vigor and enthusiam each time I do any of these exercises. I’m starting to feel like I’m Van Helsing fighting off Dracula the prince of Darkness and all of his minions! As I am writing this blog, I’m on my 6th straight perfect day of the 7 day mental diet (after numerous start overs). One thing that is helping out with this difficult task is reading a particular analogy that Emmet Fox alludes to:”A man who is sitting by an open fire when a red hot cinder flies out and falls on his sleeve. If he knocks that cinder off at once, without a moment’s delay to think about it, no harm is done. But if he allows it to rest on him for a single moment, under any pretense, the mischief is done, and it will be a troublesome task to repair the sleeve. So is a negative thought”.
I think about this analogy all day long. Sometimes I’m so intense about what I”m trying to accomplish I get tunnel vision and block everything else out to a fault. When I go out for a walk, I’m in the process of remembering these sentences from scroll 9: If it’s a sunny day, I,say out loud,”I love the sun for it warms my bones”; If it’s a rainy day I say out loud, “I love the rain for it cleanses my spirit”. Anything that’s positive or uplifting or even a bright sky, I say, “I love the light for it shows me the way”; And this one I really like to say, “I love the darkness for it shows me the stars”. To actually say these things and suddenly feel a warmth and a spiritual presence within me is something special. It’s the same feeling I get if I were playing outside on a clear night and looking up at the black sky filled with stars and tapping into that Omnipresent, Omniscient, Omnipotent power that makes the notes sing like a heavenly voice from my guitar, it gives me a high that only God knows how I feel at that moment. Nothing like it! Now from reading other fantastic blogs from all these fantastic people who are a part of course or I really should say family, I kept noticing that some folks actually went back to earlier lessons from the Masterkey and started linking certain passages to the current lesson they were on. I took that idea ( I see what Mark’s talking about when it comes to masterminding with other people) and started doing the same thing. Now every night I read the current Masterkey Lesson, but I also add another previous Lesson to read also. POWERFUL is all I can say. As we are actually practicing the Law of Growth with each new Lesson, now when I read a previous Lesson again, I find myself getting a clearer picture of the same thing I read before because I’m thinking in a different way. It’s like watching a movie for the second time and noticing a lot of things that you didn’t notice the first time. It’s seems like the more I concentrate on observing myself ( without beating myself up with negative criticism if I
falter at something), the more my old self tries every means possible to throw a monkey wrench into the scheme of things. Talk about close encounters of the negative kind (whew). Talk about the Clash of Titans? Well this it. What’s so ironic about the whole thing is that nobody sees this but me! If I try to explain this to the average person, they’d be calling those folks with the straight jackets to come and take me away. HA, HA, HA,…… But the jokes on them because I’m the one discovering the Greatness that is in me.