Repost from 13 November 2019
Here’s what I wrote during my first year with the Master Key Experience, Week 7:
Can I go 7 days without a negative thought lingering in my mind for more than 7 seconds before I substitute it for an uplifting, excited or any other positive thought? Of course I can! How do I know? Because I’m practising, and we all know that everything becomes easy with practise.
Practise and love. Forgiveness and faith. I think that reading Scroll II of the Greatest Salesman in the Wold every day will make it easier to forgive. If we find it hard to forgive someone, maybe it’s easier to forgive their Golden Buddha within. When we resent someone for something they did in the past, we keep reliving that moment over and over again. The word ‘resent’ comes from French ressentir (to feel), from Latin re + sentīre (re-feel), so by not forgiving we repeat the feeling and just end up hurting ourselves. Not forgiving someone is like drinking poison and hoping the other person will die, when, in fact, resentment is like a cancer in our soul.
When we forgive, it does not mean that whatever someone did was OK. When we forgive, we do not thereby give them permission to do it again, nor do we say that their behaviour didn’t hurt us. It did! Their behaviour was wrong, but we can still forgive the person who did it. Wouldn’t you want the same grace if you did somethig wrong? “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.”
You don’t have to tell the person that you forgave them (which is why we can also forgive people who have died), you forgive for your own sake – and when we forgive, we cut the negative chain that has bound us to that person. We set ourselves free. The more we forgive, the more we are forgiven (Emerson’s law of “Give more, get more”).
This week I recorded my entire DMP (Definite Major Purpose) in my native language (Norwegian). The song playing in the background is ‘Love is all around’, instrumental version, which I found on Youtube. I played it on my PC while recording my voice on my phone, using a free dictaphone app. Easy-peasy! I started the recording by saying, ‘I greet this day with love in my heart’ and at the end I sang the refrain of the background song – to my past, present and future self, “You know I love you, I always will. My mind’s made up by the way that I feel. There’s no beginning, there’ll be no end, ‘cos on my love you can depend!” I’ve sung that song a gazillion times before, but never to myself. Holy WOW!!
Since I can’t walk more than 10-15 meters on a good day, I applied for a parking permit for the disabled a few months ago. I received a letter back this week; application declined. My reaction? Rejoice! Why? Because I’m not going to need it. My goal is to be able to walk by May 2020, and I celebrate as if it has already happened! Just watch this space in the months to come!
Fast forward to 2020:
By January I could walk 100 meters without crutches, by May 1 kilometre without breaks, and I have since been on a few 4 kilometres hikes – although with a few seconds breaks now and then to rest my legs, but hey – I CAN WALK!! When I saw a specialist on my condition in July, he said that he couldn’t explain how this improvement had happened since the last time he saw me (July 2019) and he added, “Whatever you are doing, keep doing it!”
And I am, ‘cos I always keep my promises.
Here are some other fine folks who keep their promises:
Stay tuned for more unusual posts.
I wish you a wonder-fun day 🙂
Love from Bibi (MKE Guide)