It’s pretty cool that now, after several months, the concepts in the Master Key Lessons are starting to feel more like a review than anything new. Each lesson builds on the previous and illuminates similar ideas with new insights.
MKL 18, intro: In order to grow we must obtain what is necessary for our growth. This is brought about by the Law of Attraction.
MKL 18.24: In order to grow we must obtain what is essential for our growth, but as we are at all times a complete thought entity, this completeness makes it possible for us to receive only as we give; growth is therefore conditioned on reciprocal action, and we find that on the mental plane like attracts like, that mental vibrations respond only to the extent of their vibratory harmony.
This reminds me that, not only do we attract to us everything we need to learn the lessons we need to learn, but also that our growth is dependent on our interactions and relationships with others! None of us are an island alone. We cannot evolve without our connections with others. How we move through life, how we give energy of all kinds, calls that same vibration to us and makes the space for it to be received. This just reinforces my understanding that the “guru”, not a person specifically, but the teacher energy, can show up in any form, in any place, at any time. Proof in my life has shown itself so many times, as a genuine exchange with a person I don’t even know brings about a revelation or feels like a message from the Universe about whatever growing pains are orbiting my energetic field. It calls me to remain open to those around me, to the goodness of humanity, to not judge a book by it’s cover, and to give Love in every exchange I make. I try to bring a smile to the face of each person I encounter, and it makes me smile.
MKL 18.25: It is clear, therefore, that thoughts of abundance will respond only to similar thoughts; the wealth of the individual is seen to be what he inherently is. Affluence within is found to be the secret of attraction for affluence without. The ability to produce is found to be the real source of wealth of the individual. It is for this reason that he who has his heart in his work is certain to meet with unbounded success. He will give and continually give; and the more he gives, the more he will receive.
Who doesn’t want to meet with unbounded success?! To me this doesn’t mean money or position, necessarily, but rather happiness and fulfillment. But as the lesson states, that wealth within will lead to a wealth without. I know I certainly put my heart into all my work and there is certainly an abundance of love and gratitude that flows back to me. I consciously chose to create a career of service, and the years of continual giving has proved to bring many generous souls into my life. Being filled with gratitude allows that appreciation to return to me. “Gratitude is a Cause, not an Effect.”
And wow…I realize as I write this that it really is just a matter of perspective that makes the difference. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Reflecting back on previous posts, I seemed to be struggling with a sense of lack in my life, specifically with my work and monetary compensation, and yet now, taking a step back and framing it in an light of gratitude and abundance, I see what may have been right under my nose all along. I was looking in the wrong places for the affluence. I see that focusing on the wealth of care and love that flows through the relationships I cultivate in my healing practice IS the GIFT that will eventually bring wealth in the form of financial abundance. It feels Good to Know that just by focusing on the richness of my work, and where it really lie, will bring about more of that abundant energy and consequently unbounded success…which maybe, in itself, is also just a matter of perspective.