I always thought about those great, famous, people of the past and how they came up with something out of nothing. I started thinking more and more about that in the last several years, as technology has become SO flippin’ ubiquitous! After I get mad watching moms and dads NOT pay attention to their kids because their nose is stuck in some sort of device, I think about it some more. MKMMA has given me the answer, of course.
Nobody thinks anymore. No one takes time AWAY from the bombardment of technology to be alone with themselves. As a kid of the 60’s, the TV was almost always on at our house. When I discovered Top 40 radio at about age 10, the transistor radio was my constant companion – even in the shower – a girls gotta sing, ya know! But there was still time to be alone and quiet. There were places I would go around the house, around the neighborhood, and later on my college campus to be alone. I instinctively knew it was good for me – but looking back, those times were mostly to retreat from an embarrassment or heartbreak or to work through an injustice – real or imagined. I didn’t know those times could be used for creating my life. I do see now that they were used for making me a stronger, more compassionate person, so in that way, they were creating my life!
This week’s assignment to go back and read past lessons. MK 10-11: “The law is that Thought is an active vital form of dynamic energy which has the power to correlate with its object and bring it out of the invisible substance from WHICH ALL THINGS ARE CREATED into the visible or objective world.” That’s how they did it. They sat with no distractions and they thought. Archimedes, Galen, Newton, Farady, Einstein, Galileo didn’t have the modern “advantage” of TVs, radios, iPods, iPads, play stations, smart phones, gameboys, DVDs, laptops, etc. They sat and thought and changed the world!
My first semester of college I took Philosophy 101. Hardest dang class! Now I see why it was so hard. In my 18 years, I had some pretty rock solid (cement) ideas about how the world worked and my place in it, and it was just fine. Then this class tried to teach me how to think in ways I’d never done. That class exhausted me! Trying to make sense out of those ancient thinkers of thought! Out of all we studied, I still remember Descartes: “Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.” “It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.” and, of course: “I think, therefore I am.” The Master Keys have been much like that Philosophy class for me. It doesn’t come easy for me to rearrange my thinking – so I’m glad it was time to go back and review. The older lessons are making more sense to me now – I guess those vibratory patterns in the brain are set up to accept the new thoughts! I am grateful for MKMMA!
Mark E Cotter says
Great post! I love being reminded of the philosophers statements. This is a wonderful way to learn to live your own philosophy as well. Think and be!
Thank-you, Mark! Thinking can be such work! But so rewarding!
Rebecca Walther says
Those great philosopher thinkers were so right. We must take time to be alone and create our lives. Great Blog!