Life or death is one thought away. Why is it so clear the benefits of life to one person while another contemplates ending their life? Why does the sting of death draw such a strong pull for one while another fights for survival at all costs? These are questions that flood my head as I talk with one young lady who struggled mightily with suicide this past week, and see another young lady fighting for her life while a rare cancer is determined to end it. Yes, I helped the one lady to receive counsel…more than what I could give her. My son, who is excessively trained in suicide prevention, always told me that if they talk about how they are going to do it, they need help immediately.
In some ways this is also comparable to the endeavors of our dreams and passions of our life. We have the ability to create or destroy with our daily thought patterns. As described in Master Key 21:13-14 “This mental attitude is our personality and is composed of the thoughts which we have been creating in our own mind; therefore, if we wish a change in conditions all that is necessary is to change our thought; this will in turn change our mental attitude, which will in turn change our personality, which will in turn change the persons, things and conditions, or the experiences with meet in life. It is however, no easy matter to change the mental attitude, but by persistent effort it may be accomplished; the mental attitude is patterned after the mental pictures which have been photographed on the brain; if you do not like the pictures, destroy the negatives and create new pictures; this is the art of visualization.”
The importance of developing the science of correct thinking is really a reflection of our world within that is visually displayed for all to see. If you don’t like what you see without, change your within. It takes a lot of work but is so worth it.
LET GO OF WHAT YOU DO NOT NEED! Cling to what you do need to manifest your ideals and passion. I am not an M & M…my expression for a Minimalist Millennial…but I identify with a B.H.B.B. (Borderline Hoarder Baby Boomer). So, for me to let go of anything is difficult. I do throw things away when it is broke or ripped. As I sit and think about this, it occurs to me that I may also be clinging onto things within that needs to be tossed.
Where do I start? Probably my closet which is crowded with clothes from times past that have gone through cycles of fashions. Yes. This reminds me of what clutters up my day so that it becomes unproductive in what is important to achieve my DMP.
Next I tackle my storage shed that is bigger than a little house filled with storage bins of seasonal decorations, crafts, sewing material, canning jars, camping equipment, and gardening tools. And I think of situations that I have feared and dreaded to even initiate. There are others that I execute with anxiety and distraction, and leave with regret and wonder how I could have done better.
Hence, the reason for this MKE course where I have learned to identify what drives the economic engine. Plan the work, and work the plan.
This past week I watched several Ted clips of Amy Cuddy, American Social Psychologist. She talks about “Presence” as the real you. She observes people and can tell by our body language what type of personality we have. She gives tools of posture to help use the body to change the mind on its perspective of a situation or condition which helps to build a person’s presence which includes enthusiasm, confidence, captivation, and comfortable with one’s self.
Amy Cuddy gives her definition of presence within the first two minutes of this video.
This reveals the importance in investing in yourself. Let go of what you do not need. Cling to what you do need to manifest your ideals and presence. Focus and concentrate on what is most important to get done and everything else will fall into place. Keep everything simple. Maybe the M & Ms have a corner on this.
What we think about grows; what we don’t think about disappears. The mind is continually in action one way or another, and that is why it is imperative to keep our mind healthy by feeding it with good thoughts. The mind can also be static, a mind at rest where a person’s ability to think is his ability to act upon the Universal Mind and convert it into dynamic mind, or mind in motion. The mind is a mind field of electrical neurons that feed each other in producing the required energy for dynamic power. This is described in Master Key chapter 19.
I understand this because of an brain injury I had several years ago where I ended up with amnesia and it completely changed my life. I had to re-learn a ton of stuff…my name, where I was living and how I got there, my six kids, their birthdays and where they were born, a past life that completely was erased from my memory. I lost my musical ability to play the piano, organ, and trombone as I could not read music anymore. I could not work in a chemistry lab anymore as the periodic table was no more besides formulas etc. My speech was disjointed as I could not form a clear sentence. But I did know who my husband was and that I loved God.
I also had extreme vertigo which lasted for one year before I was able to get some marginal relief. This is where I would like to talk about in this blog. I must apologize for not blogging for a couple weeks as I was experiencing vertigo again. It comes back occasionally but it has been a long time. Essentially, I could not think. It is like a totally disconnect of electrical neurons which puts the mind in a zombie state of thought. Why it came back is still a mystery at this point but what I would like to describe is the climb back out of amnesia.
This Master Key course has helped me to understand the functions of the mind more clearly. But more important is the fact that I can identify with the workings of the mind as it began it journey in healing. Since I could not work in the Chemistry lab anymore, I began working in schools as a teacher for 3rd and 4th grade which helped me learn back my general math skills, history, and science. Later I worked as a paraprofessional in high school teaching kids higher level of math, science, and college requirements. I also went back to college to re-boot my knowledge. Later we moved to another state for my husband’s job and eventually we were in a church where they were in desperate need of an organist. They would not take no for an answer from me, but they believed I could play where I did not have that belief. I swallowed their belief and made it my own and began playing the organ. I would cautiously glide from one note to another, soon I was able to add my left hand. It took a long time before I was able to work the foot pedals again. I remember there were times right in the middle of the song my mind would go blank and I could not interpret the music. I would just pray to God that He would take over my fingers and feet as they have played these song for decades, and He did. But I continued to practice even to this day to get better. I know my playing is different than before. I now play the keyboard in church and still work to get better. But I would not be enjoying this part of my life if someone else did not first believe in what seemed like the impossible to me.
This is a small portion of my journey back to reality. It has also given me the first-hand knowledge to understand the importance of how an emotionally inspired thought coupled by belief (whether that is yours or another’s who strongly believes in you) truly does result in am enjoyment of life when you exercise that belief.