WEEK 20: RECOGNITION

WEEK 20 is the week of demarcation. It is this point in this journey where all of the practice and study moves from preparation into the application of answering the call to Greatness. It is where the realization of all the hard work that has been done starts to take flight towards the true goal: the new person with a ” new” life.

It is where the “old self” truly dies, and the transformation, transcendence begins. Reading the

obituaries, and being Ok with thinking about that word called Death, and truly feeling reborn again is definitely a serious concept that knocks fear right out the box. I still find in myself “remnants” of my old self still lingering. If I just wanted to overcome these “remnants”, then I guess I could live with that realization but now, I’m in the business of totally eliminating anything that is of no constructive use to me.

I still find myself during certain periods of the day ,drifting away from keeping the main thing, the main thing. Things like , keeping my DMP in my head all the time AND FEELING ESTACTIC about it. Watched way too much tv for a couple of days. Even though I was still doing what I should be doing so far as being faithful to my everyday practices, I just felt that what I was doing wasn’t enough. It feels like when what I call, “getting out-of-pocket” for any extended length of time happens, a gong goes off in my head saying “okay that’s enough, let’s get back to the real matters at hand”. 

It just seems that way because now that I have so much more awareness, concentration, and attention and confidence, I actually feel my old self still resisting in certain ways: aka being  aware of the true moments of recognizing when I’m falling into the trap of courting idleness, and familiarity.  It manifest itself in a fleeting thought: Oh, I just spent an hour and a half of intense practice and study. “OK, I’ll chill out for a couple of hours and resume. I got this now. I know the routine.” BAM! Wrong thinking! The 2 serious questions ( 1. What am I pretending not to know? 2. What would the person I want to become do next?) should be pinging back and forth in my head every minute, every hour, every day. Since my conscious mind is the “watchman and guardian” of my subconscious mind, I don’t have the luxury of letting my guard down. I am still in the process of reaching that level of unconscious competency. I realize that my old self is looking for that comfort zone, because to tell you the truth, I know that being “uncomfortable” is just a precursor to actual growth. Every time I experience this feeling now I celebrate because I know I’m on the right path. Thank god I now know that I cannot try to out smart any of the Universal Laws because I know that they are immutable.

In The Masterkey Lesson 20:8, it says ” When you begin to perceive that the essence of the Universal is within yourself–is you–you begin to do things: you begin to feel your power: it is the fuel which fires the imagination: which lights the torch of inspiration: which gives vitality to thought: which enables you to connect with all invisible forces of the Universe. It is this power which will enable you to plan fearlessly, to execute masterfully. I highlighted this statement, because if I’m not jumping out of my shoes with excitement, enthusiasm, awe and wonder, that this power is something we already possess, and all we have to do is recognize it, and use it, then I think I need my head examined, plus I’m wasting my time being in this course, and spouting out a lot of fluff.

Sometimes just thinking about creating a new life overwhelms me, not in a negative way, but, in a way of amazement. The fact that I possess the courage to really do this and not think about doing this, is really something that I marvel at more and more with each passing day. Now I play in my music ministry in my church. There’s a particular song that we play to close out one of our services. A couple of sentences in the song ring out to me: WE ARE ONE, WE ARE ONE, WE ARE ONE IN THE SPIRIT, WE ARE ONE. Now I can’t tell you how many times we’ve played that song, and that one statement just kept flying over my head until I read Part 20 in The Masterkey Lessons.

God is Spirit                                                                                                              Spirit is the Creative Principle of the Universe.                                                Man is made in the image and likeness of God.                                                Man is therefore a spiritual being.                                                                      The only activity which spirit possesses is the power to think                      Thinking is therefore a creative process .

20:2  You may have all the wealth in Christendom, but unless you recognize it and make use of it, it will have no value; so with your spiritual wealth; unless you recognize it and use it, it will have no value. The one and only condition of spiritual power is use or recognition.

In The Masterkey-Part 4 it says,

Thought is energy and energy is power, and it is because all the religions, sciences and philosophes with which the world has heretofore been familiar have been based upon the manifestation of this energy instead of the energy itself, that the world has been limited to effects, while causes have been ignored of misunderstood.

On this one particular day, my Self- Control was sorely tested while I was in church. The conversation about Faith turned into a muddled debate about what it really meant to have Faith in all aspects of your life, all of the ingredients and the processes one must go through to really possess strong faith. Thank God that I had to return to my duties in the music ministry! When I got home, I must have thought about that conversation for a couple of days. But what that incident did for me was make me recognize how far I’m ahead in my thinking and recognizing the true power that I, and that person ( unfortunately they don’t recognize their true power) and everybody truly possess. The big question is: WILL THEY EVER DISCOVER IT? This is why I am so enamored with this course, because this course is not taught anywhere else but here. YEAH MKMMA!!

Experience is comparable to fashion;                                                                 an action that proved successful today may be                                                 unworkable and impractical tomorrow                                                         Only principles endure

I know that my brain is cooking to the point of seeing steam exiting for my ears like Uncle Fester ( you remember, TheAddams Family) ha. ha. ha….. I have to keep cranking up the intensity, concentration, and attention.

Og Mandino; Scroll 4:

“I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth I apply all my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I strain my potential until it cries for mercy ( my old self is screaming for mercy right now, but to no avail)”. The facts don’t lie, and It’s truly made me a believer in the power, Omnipresent, Omniscient, Omnipresent nature of God ( Universal Presence) that’s all in the ether that surrounds us and that is in each and every one of us whether we know it or not.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “WEEK 20: RECOGNITION

  1. I really enjoyed reading this post, Allen. It’s great fun to feel in your words your enthusiasm growing in leaps and bounds.

    I also keep coming back to Haanel 20.8.

    The connections to Og, Scroll IV, earlier Haanel lessons and the obituary exercise is enlightening, too. 🙂

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