When I was young I was fearless. An irreverent Wonder Child that was the first to jump – the first to blurt aloud the answer – rather like Hermione from Harry Potter I had all the books read and was looking for new ones to read (I didn’t do the homework or writing assignments though – unless paid to do one for someone else) my teachers quit asking me to do book reports my book report was longer than the book the report was on (that is the secret); when assigned to turn in Romeo and Juliet in English I turned in the book with a note letting my English teach know the book was already in English and I could not improve upon the original. My friend said people loved me because I was me – a sun bold and bright, and then he went on to say, “you know how Hermione’s friends liked her because of all she knew and was; you’re like that and people who don’t like you well it’s basically the same reason – you’re a know-it-all little witch.”
Yep, love me or not, not my problem – it’s never been something I’ve cared about. My life is not and never has been a popularity contest.
The untraditional people lover in me found a way to get people to listen to me on a level they didn’t normally engage with others on … my first several days of a new class I would ask benign questions that I knew the answer to, but were in the norm of the other questions being asked. Gradually, I would begin to ask questions that were more complex and beyond the scope of the class – my favorite teachers were the ones that would engage with me at the level I was looking to learn rather than where the class revolved around. Go slow, a little deeper, deeper still, that’s been how I keep from drowning my friends and teachers.
We Are Friends Right
So, I still have those Ruby Slippers – just click ‘em together if this gets too deep too quickly. My plan was to casually build my MKMMA experience in that same fashion – it’s what works for me. I sometimes blow people out even going slowly deeper, oops my bad, read ya wrong or got carried away. The oops my bad has happened more in the last decade or so, but that truly is, too deep, so we’ll just file that away for NatalieZ The UnAbridged Version.
So as your friend don’t say I didn’t warn you. Keep those Ruby Slippers strapped on tight.
No Time For Toe Testing – Jump In!
Week 1 passed with few hiccups or swerves … I exercised adult control and didn’t read ahead on any books or assignments … that was the hard part for me. The reading, the sitting, no problem, fo’get about it. I do read the Master Keys aloud when I read it in the morning before my sit (I read it silently the other times I read it during the day – don’t get up in my face about how many times you are reading … not a contest – oh and I read really fast so … we are still friends right?) So this is why I read the Master Keys out loud first thing in the morning – I have found over the years that my subconscious mind with it’s connection to the Universal Mind has no defense against my voice.
It’s true, I’m a little bit hot outside and say out loud I would really love a cool breeze right about now and seconds later cool breeze, thank you Universe. I have a meeting for an upcoming community event and a storm is brewing – I don’t want to get wet and cold in the rain so I thank the storm aloud for waiting until my meeting is over – in front of all the men who have just whined about the weather. Two hours later still no rain, meeting ends I get into my car don’t even have the door closed and deluge, thank you Universe. I’m traveling passing any slot machines I drop some quarters and win enough to pay for gas and lunch for the trip, thank you Universe (you may be like my husband and ask why didn’t you ask for a car or mortgage payment – dunno hasn’t crossed my mind or my lips). You don’t believe me go ahead and ask my hubby, Jay he sees this daily.
Still here? No clicky, clicky? Awesome!
Now For The Main Event or Insight
So we’re all on the same page … as I’m reading the Week 2 Master Keys this week, BAM!
2-8 We can walk at will; we can raise the arm whenever we choose to do so; we can give our attention through eye or ear to any subject at pleasure. On the other hand, we cannot stop our heartbeats nor the circulation of the blood, nor the growth of stature (have I told you I grew over 2 inches in height between the ages of 31 and 41? It’s in the UnAbridged Me), nor the formation of nerve and muscle tissue, nor the building of the bones, nor many other important vital processes.
The subby is handling so much … let me give you a couple more paragraphs from the reading and connect the dots for you.
2-14 It is often true that conditions of fear, worry, poverty, disease, inharmony and evils of all kinds dominate us by reason of false suggestion accepted by the unguarded subconscious mind. All this the trained conscious mind can entirely prevent by its vigilant protective action. It may properly be called “the watchman at the gate” of the great subscious domain.
2-18 The conscious mind ought to be on duty during every waking hour. When the “watchman” is “off guard,” or when its calm judgment is suspended … During the wild excitement of panic, or during the height of anger (or a medical emergency) … the conditions are most dangerous. The subconscious mind is then open to the suggestion of fear(of say death maybe), hatred, selfishness, greed, self-depreciation and other negative forces, derived from surrounding persons or circumstances. The result is usually unwholesome in the extreme, with effect that may endure to distress it for a long time (like more than a decade). Hence, the great importance of guarding the subconscious mind from false impressions.
2-23 …That which we do over and over becomes mechanical; it is no longer an act of judgment, but has worn its deep grooves in he subconscious mind. The is favorable for us if the habit be wholesome and right. If it be harmful and wrong, the remedy is to recognize the omnipotence of the subconscious mind and suggest present actual freedom. The subconscious being a creative and one with our divine source will at once create the freedom suggested.
Dot, Dot, Great Wall of China
You have now reached our settling depth – I still have that bucket of water if you want to toss it on me to see if I melt … so me like you a Golden Wonder Child – what the H3LL happened. Oh yeah, you don’t just start growing in your 30s without a HUGE crap the watchman has left the building moment or moments. I just didn’t figure the dots would start connecting week 2. I had joked that the Universe hit me upside the head because I was hard of hearing and not listening. That is probably true. I just stopped the modus operandi because of a flawed understanding on the repair process.
I am woefully lacking in ability to draw you my dots connecting picture – I’ve really got to mull over the … will at once create the freedom suggested portion of the program – if you’ve got any insights lay them on me … it’s a good thing this is a six month course of study because this deep at week 2 I’m not looking forward to the bends if I come up too fast. Best thing this week – the inhibit thought sit is awesome! Don’t do it very well, yet, super great for insomnia – wished I’d learned about it years ago.
Have I told you about the time a Judge asked me how I supported my self … I replied “cross your heart and underwire your honor…”- there is a reason I really need the Universe on my side. Think of a wonderful thought …