We are half way through the Master Key’s now, a lot who started this journey have drifted off along the way but those that remain are pulling together tighter than ever. This week particularly as we were all sharing our kindness experiences. We have a challenge to perform as many random acts of kindness as possible and if we could do it without getting caught then even better.
The principle is simple.
Giving and receiving – you have to give before you can receive. If we wish to experience kindness we must give it. The more we give it the more it will grow. It we want to increase our awareness of kindness we must make it our focus to see it and feel it all around us and give it whenever and where ever we can, without expectation of reciprocity. This will then bring it into the forefront of our attention, our recognition of kindness will increase, we will attract it towards us and receive more kindness from others. If it is the case then that what we give we receive, so it is true that the presence of kindness in our lives will grow.
We can take this principle and apply it to other virtues and this we will be doing over the coming weeks, just as I did last week with courage.
Just imagine how far this can go! Take a moment and think about the conditions you would like in your life, see them around you, find them within yourself and give it in some way to others. Soon it will return to you in more ways than you can imagine. How amazing and powerful is that!
If we have to give before we receive, then it is true that everything has a price and it comes down to what are we prepared to give for the life we want.
I think this week’s lesson is one of my favourites so far, but then I seem to think that every week! It could be that my understanding keeps growing as for me this week every word made sense. Some of the previous weeks were challenging in their language and took a little while for the message of each paragraph to be fully understood. But this week I found the words were clear, and it brought everything together.
I have also been listening again to The Strangest Secret by Early Nightingale. What is amazing and truly exciting is that through the use of some very simple ideas and habits, repeated often, such a huge change can occur in our lives. How can this not be something that everyone knows! That amazes me also and it can only increase my sense of purpose to have this knowledge which should be shared.
What’s clear from listening to Nightingale again is how his thoughts tie so very closely with the Master Keys. I need to be faithful to my vision, not let anything or anyone distract me from that and keep my focus. It can be tuff at times, life and stuff happens, but how could it be that you can reach week 16 and not be committed to the end.
Someone told me this week that I am always positive and I also received a number of compliments about my work. This is new and an indication that changes are happening in my life. I feel happier, more in control of my reactions and how I deal with situations that confront me. It’s a challenge to keep moving forward, 48 years of thinking one way cannot be changed overnight. I am holding onto my vision and continuing to do my best towards achieving it. I imagine the lady in this picture is me and I have it as the screen saver on my laptop. I can imagine myself stood there, breathing in the fresh air, feel the cool air on my face, see the clear waters and the sharp edges of the snow topped mountains.
“What we see already exists in the objective world, but what we visualise, already exists in the spiritual world, and this visualisation is a substantial token of what will one day appear in the objective world if we are faithful to our ideal”.