I have been composing this post in my head for the past couple of days, and I finally have the time to put it into words.
Once again last Sunday I went to church with my good friend Elizabeth. Those who know me know that attending church is not a usual thing for me. I must say, though, that I have really enjoyed this church. I have found that the focus of the sermons have been very much aligned with The Master Key. Creativity is actually the focus for the next 40 days. Instead of giving up something for 40 days, the idea is to create something each day for forty days. Some of the ideas for being creative are as simple as taking an alternative route to work. There are many references to “creating” in Part 21 of the Master Key: “…what we think is what is created…” (paragraph 3), “The creative energies of mind find no more difficulty in handling large situations, thank small ones.” (paragraph 7), “…if you do not like the pictures, destroy the negative and create new pictures…” (paragraph 14). I think you get the picture.
The guest artist at the service was Margaret Owens. She sang two songs, but one really resonated with me. It is called “Be Happy Anyway.” I really do encourage you to go to her website and listen to this song. I would love to hear what you think. Her site is www.margaretowens.com.
We are nearing the end of this Master Key journey. It really has been a roller coaster ride for me. Fortunately I keep getting reprieves from the lessons and the webinars for those times when I slip. Paragraph 18 of Week 21 says, “…If we do fail now and then, we should by no means lose hope, for the law is absolute and invincible and gives us credit for every effort and every success, even though our efforts and successes are perhaps intermittent.” Thank goodness.
I know that the sit is one of the most important parts of this process, but I really don’t enjoy it. Maybe it’s because where I sit is so uncomfortable. Are you thinking, “So change chairs, you silly person!” I can’t. I live with my elderly father who has dementia. Since fracturing a bone in his back in June, my father has slept on a lift-recliner chair in the living room. I have nowhere else to sit but on that old green chair with the dent in the seat in my room. I have tried sitting on a pillow, but it really is not a pleasant experience. Because he feels the need to converse with me if I am in his presence, I do the sit early in the morning before he wakes up. Enough said; I will manage.
My last thought in my ramblings for now is to share a quote that I heard this week. The person from whom I heard it suggested that it was from Einstein, but it turns out that the quote is, in fact, from my all-time favorite author, Mark Twain. I cannot believe that I have never heard it before. It goes like this: “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” I am looking forward to that second day!