The Master Key Experience – Week 17 The Hero’s Journey

Picture represents Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey

 

 

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I have experienced huge resistance in writing this weeks Blog – which is now 2 days overdue. The only reason I am writing it now is that I won’t allow myself watch today’s webinar unless I have completed the blog first – I am grateful that the Super Bowl is on tonight and the webinar is earlier than usual!

We added another card to our index cards this week “What am I pretending not to know?” coupled with reading obituaries all week one resulted in my answers to that question is I am living life as if I don’t know I am going to die! I am also pretending I don’t know what a gift it is to be alive and to have the opportunity to make a contribution to life each and every moment. I am pretending I don’t know how to be Happy!

Scroll number V adds to this realisation by declaring “I will live this day as if it is my last”  What a wake up call!

So yesterday February 1st  was St. Brigid’s day – a true Hero in Irish Mythology. Her feast day was originally a Pagan festival called Imbolc marking the transition between Winter and Spring. St. Brigid displays all the attributes of the Hero – , Brigid performed miracles, including healing and feeding the poor. She understood the Give More Get more Philosophy –  According to Legend, as a child, she once gave away her mother’s entire store of butter. The butter was then replaced in answer to Brigid’s prayers.

To Celebrate St. Brigid’s day I sowed some Sunviva yellow cherry  tomato seeds – seeds are also a great mirror for us of the Hero’s Journey – they allow themselves to be placed in darkness and die to be resurrected as a new entity. These tomatoes are the sweetest most delicious tomato I have ever tasted!

Remember to Look for the Hero inside yourself to find the Key to your Life.

 

 

 

Master Key Experience Week 17 -I give Myself Permission To Be Free To Be Me!

 

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The Privilege of  a Lifetime is being who you are -Joseph Campbell

I can hardly believe we are on week 17 of this wonderful course and that I have been faithful to the exercises every single day –  I will admit there were some days I was more enthusiastic than others but generally  I get out of the bed with a light heart looking forward to reading my DMP, The Blue Print Builder etc. doing the sit followed by writing and reciting 3 new gratitude cards.

I use a reminder on my phone to remember to tune in again after lunch, the social networks remind me to  link in with fellow participants on social media. I am happy to switch off the TV in favour of finishing my day with more reading and contemplation.

It is like nothing else I have ever experienced – It is gracefully changing me from the inside out!

In Lesson 17 we are encouraged to Concentrate – This is to be a relaxed Concentration which almost seems like a contradiction in terms. Before I started the MKE concentration for me involved unconsciously tensing my muscles particularly my shoulders.  Now I relax into the object of my concentration

To become so identified with the object of your thought that you are conscious of nothing else

unaware of your body, your surroundings and how much time has passed since you started the sit, or anything else for that matter.

Haanel goes on to explain that when we execute this method of concentration correctly

Invisible forces are set in motion which irresistibly bring about conditions in correspondence with your thought

When we use this Laser like focus we develop our intuition which

 arrives at conclusions without the aid of experience or memory

We can often solve problems by simply sitting alone in silence and concentrating on the desired outcome. Our intuitive insights often come like a bolt out of the blue  and with a solution that our logical minds would never have envisioned. The more we acknowledge and welcome these intuitive insights the more often they will come to visit us.

Of course Rome wasn’t built in a day and this discipline of laser focused  concentration takes practice and patience but as Haanel describes in 17.17

The intensity of one moment’s earnest concentration and the intense longing to become and to attain may take you further than years of slow normal and forced effort; it will unfasten the prison bars of unbelief, weakness, impotence, and self-belittlement, and you will come into a realization of the joy of overcoming.

So this week I concentrated on giving myself permission to be happy,  and to simply be free to be my true authentic self. The scroll we are reading now from Og Mandino tells us we are “Natures greatest Miracle” and that there never has and never will be another quite like us – which is an amazing contemplation.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and read my Post.