I have heard it said many times in the past. How can I give? If I have nothing to give?
This popped out at me this week, Giving is mental process.
“13:22 we will get exactly what we give, but we shall have to give it first. It will then return to us many fold, and the giving is simply a mental process, because thoughts are causes and conditions are effects; therefore in giving thoughts of courage, inspiration, health or help of any kind we are setting causes in motion which will bring about their effect.”
Makes me really understand how important it is to not wish bad or evil on anyone or anything. The mental diet takes on a whole new level of importance.
We can all give and give freely. Give with out expecting anything in return. Everything we are doing in the MKMMA is building strength to be the best “Self-Directed Thinkers” We can be.
“25. In creating a Mental Image or an Ideal, we are projecting a thought into the Universal Substance from which all things are created.”
We are giving, as thought is cause and conditions are the effect. We all have what is necessary to give.
I always keep my promises.
Sometimes when I am reading the lessons, things just pop out at me and become clearer and clearer as to what and why I am continuing to, grow and learn.
“23. Man is so constituted that he must first create the tools, or implements by which he gains the power to think. The mind cannot comprehend an entirely new idea until a corresponding vibratory brain cell has been prepared to receive it. This explains why it is so difficult for us to receive or appreciate an entirely new idea; we have no brain cell capable of receiving it; we are therefore incredulous; we do not believe it.”
When I read the above paragraph, it hit me clear as can be. This course and all the exercises we are doing in the MKMMA is facilitating us to prepare our minds to be able to comprehend and thus accept the new ideas, “truth” that are being presented to us in the reading and studying. If we were not prepared or as it says above. We have to prepare the brain cells to receive it. If not we reject it and keep on living under the cement, doing the same old things that have not worked. It has also helped prepare us to truly answer the call and go all in.
I always keep my promises
“We frequently hear it said, “A very distressing situation came into my life, which could not have been the result of my thought, as I certainly never entertained any thought which could have such a result.” We fail to remember that like attracts like in the mental world, and that the thought which we entertain brings to us certain friendships, companionships of a particular kind, and these in turn bring about conditions and environment, which in turn are responsible for the conditions of which we complain.”
So these last couple of weeks have been, lets say very interesting. When I read this, this week, it really hit me how critical it is to be the watchman at the gate, the observer of my thoughts. What am I talking about? I have to come to find out that a person I have been associated with for the last couple years, turns out to not really be the person he portrayed himself to be, and what we have been working on has come to an end. I should be clearer what we had going with him has come to an end. I could allow my thinking to take the path of victim, or how could he do that or ????. Now thanks to what I know and have learned so far, especially with this course, I choose to see the good, look for the good, and only focus on the good of what has happened for the last 2 years. I am really examining what my real thoughts have been, how did I attract that into my life. I wish for him the best and desire only good for him.
Then the phone rings and opens a door to what the vision has been all along for the last 2 years, only this time it is clearer, bigger and more amazing than what I had seen. What happened was a stepping stone on the path to where I am at today. I fact in retrospect if that had not happened the door that just opened could not have happened. Life is exciting.
I always keep my promises.