Recordings, Love, Flowers, and Master Minds.
This week, I chose to record the 7 Laws of the Mind to the background music of Clair de Lune, and Gymnopédie No.1 – two of my mother’s favorite pieces to play on the piano. I remember her, playing on the other side of the wall to our room as a child. Three girls in one room, I on the top bunk, listening to mama play, as we drifted off to sleep. Every single night. This is where I got my passion for music.
Mama’s birthday is coming up – December 4th. She is my go to when I look for strength and courage – a very good marker for positive thoughts to replace negative ones. And the music brings me back every time. What a lovely tool you have given us to explore this week Mark J.
The Seven Laws speak deeply to my soul, and hearing my voice speak them behind the music is illuminating. Such beauty and depth in these laws :
LAW OF SUBSTITUTION
We cannot think about 2 things at the same time. If a negative thought enters your mind – try to think about Source/Universe/Higher Power/God instead. If that is too big a reach at the time, use any fond memory or other pleasant thought.
LAW OF RELAXATION
Mental effort defeats itself – It’s the exact opposite of physical effort. A relaxed, calm state of mind is the only doorway to mental progress. Relaxation of thought is the only access to Infinite Intelligence.
LAW OF PRACTICE
Practice makes perfect. The 5Ps – Perfect Practice Prevents Poor Performance. Our bewilderment of magnificence in others, upon further inspection we find is really just practice. With practice of the correct things, we improve on the other 6 Laws of the mind.
LAW OF FORGIVENESS
To access the Divine and connect the subconscious to the Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent Creator we must forgive everyone and anyone to clear the channel. There can be no connection to the Divine mind where anger or resentment against a brother or sister justified or not, exists.
LAW OF DUAL THOUGHT
Thought is a combination of ideation and feeling. We can attach any feeling to a thought we want.
LAW OF SUBCONSCIOUS
As soon as the subconscious accepts an idea it becomes a demand and it works constantly, 24-7, to manifest that demand – accessing a reservoir of infinite resources.
LAW OF GROWTH
Whatever we think about grows. What we forget atrophies.
Love is still flowing, and I am still remembering to love everyone that I meet. This practice is helping to smooth out some of the rough edges in my day to day life. I can love and forgive those who are in pain; who are not aware. And I have added the practice of speaking to their higher self. When we cannot reach others on this earthly plane, we can do so in the spiritual realm. And love of family, and those closest to us, especially during the beginning of the holidays, a very sweet time to be reminded to keep the river of love at the surface of our hearts.
This is the first real “Sit” that I have done. I have a long standing daily practice of singing kiirtan and meditation, and have used the MK exercises to enhance my own practices. Yes, flowers… I can visualize that! It’s nearly December, and the Christmas Cactus are in bloom. Magical, bright, colorful, pink flowers that open to my soul – the Mexican connection to mama, abuelita, and my friends around the world. In my mind’s eye, I can watch these flowers as they grow. This “Sit” is particularly tangible, relatable and enjoyable.
Master Minds! I enjoyed my first session with my MM friends. We talked about our struggles with certain things, and our successes. Mostly, we made a pact to support one another. We feel like having an MM friend is a step in the right direction, as we are in the same program, and can understand the speak-ease, and truly work towards the common good of one another. I look forward to exploring this part of the program.
Another great week of stretching, learning, clashing, loving and growing. Most grateful to be on this journey with you all!