2017 – Week 4 – To Will, or Not To Will.
This week we are taking out all the ‘wills’ when reading Scroll I. Why are we instructed to do that? Remember what Mark J said, “Switch it up, keep subby off-guard.” The gatekeeper needs to stay alert and focused on what gets into that mysterious source which never sleeps. By looking at the word on the page and consciously making an effort to change it, we are staying alert and focused.
Remember Davene instructing us to keep a dictionary handy and to use it? This is such a time. We all think we know what “will” means. But I looked it up and found that it is used as a transitive verb, an auxiliary verb, and as an intransitive verb, where the example is “To have a wish or desire.” The ‘wills’ put whatever you’re saying to yourself off into the future. Sometime. Whenever. Or not. Blah.
Removing the wishy-washy wishes from a sentence leaves you with Action! Can you feel the difference between: “. . .I will begin to awake each morning, with a vitality I have never known before. My vigor will increase, my enthusiasm will rise, my desire to meet the world will overcome every fear, and I will be happier than I ever believed it possible to be.” And “. . .I begin to awake, each morning, with a vitality I have never known before. My vigor increases, my enthusiasm rises, my desire to meet the world overcomes every fear, and I am happier than I ever believed it possible to be.” The first one is sleepy, almost lethargic. The second one makes me want to run, get my pom-poms and start to cheer!
Removing the ‘wills’ leaves you with ACTION! Do. It. NOW! Subby don’t know! There is POWER in rewriting the scroll to remove the ‘wills’.
Today I pluck grapes
Today I savor
I form good habits
Failure no longer is my payment for struggle.
MK 4-28 – “. . .mental strength is secured in exactly the same way that physical strength is secured, by exercise.” Removing the ‘wills’ is mental exercise – let’s go!
Have Faith and Keep Going!