My post is gonna be about the Week 15 intemized Lessons as opposed to the Webinar itself, although the lessons are obviously interwoven throughout the webinar. The reason I choose to do that is because the Lessons truly kicked up some feelings and I need to get honest about my journey.
The first item that got to me was “the laws under which we live are designed solely for our advantage”. And I said to myself that is so true so why am I not living it? I’ll tell you why. It’s because my allowed my subbie to develop bad habits that have been a stumbling block to me taking advantage of that reality.
Then “Difficulties, inharmonies, and obstacles, indicate that we are either refusing to give out what we no longer need, or refusing to accept what we require.” I choose to call it stubborness or that know-it-all attitude. I’ve got to let go and be open with harmony and love. A simple example of how I am letting this attitude to impede my progress happened this week. I was attending a tax review course, and someone offered me a ride back from the course. Initially I totally resisted the idea for a variety of reasons, none of which made sense. But eventually, after a battle in my mind I accepted and learned a lot because of the kindness and graciousness displayed by the driver. I was left with this feeling that those are qualities that I really need to improve on.
“Growth is attained through an exchange of the old for the new, of the good for the better.” Me personally, I need to exchange the old for the new. I spend way too much time thinking about the old: the type of career I used to have; where would I be now if I had stayed. Fact is that is long gone, and the only thing I can do about it is to embrace the new. Because for whatever reason I always wanted to be a successful entrepreneur.
There are so many other goodies in the Week 15 lessons that I am not gonna list the all but just summarize what I got out of them and the things I need to do.
Acceptance is one of the keys. Where I am today is because of me. The old subbie wants me to stay stuck and I am really identify with Paul’s statement in Romans 7:15, :I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” My old subbie enjoys sabotaging my growth so I need to “sit” and “sit” and “sit” and mentally relax because as the lesson points out “The ability to appropriate what we require for our growth, continually increases as we reach higher planes and broader visions.” I’ll tell you the truth when I first read that I was scared but I have concluded that I just need to let go and trust in the process.
The lesson also teaches me that “All conditions and experiences that come to us do so for our benefit”, and ” that we reap what we sow is mathematically exact”, but thank God that there is hope because “The inexorable requirements of growth demand that we exert the greatest degree of attraction for what is perfectly in accord wit us.” The “greatest degree”; hmmm. Not a great degree nor a greater degree, but the greatest degree. I’ve got to make a decision to myself, not to anyone else but to myself. So am I gonna put myself on the spot right now. I don’t need to be good or better. I need to be the best I can be.
“In order to posses vitality thought must be impregnated with love.” In order to attract abundance in my life, I need to think abundance only including harmonious language which can only be derived through love. Therefore my thoughts should all be based on love. Love will allow me to gain the sufficient insight to formulate a definite program for my success.
In summary, it was Paul who said “there is faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of these is love”. So what this tells me is that since the time of creation there is nothing new under the sun. The principles for my success are contained within all the laws of the Universal Mind that I need to plug into harmoniously.