I’m turning 50 at the end of the month and the other day I was wondering why people make such a big deal about it… I asked my 8 year old daughter and she said that maybe it was because it was half-way to 100 and that made it special. As good an answer as any, right? Then I read the introduction to the Master Key, Part 16, which states that periods of birth, growth, fruitage and decline are ruled by the Septimal Law, which means that each cycle is made up of seven years. It then describes these cycles, starting from birth, and describes the period from 42-49 as being one of reconstruction, adjustment and recuperation. A new cycle starts with the 50th year. Since the first seven years are infancy, what does that mean for me, now turning 50?! I googled “Septimal Law and Bible” and found a site that describes years 49-56 as “Rebirth: Weak but favorable cycle. New Beginnings and rediscovery.” Hmmm… sounds like I’m right on target with MKMMA.
Since starting this MKMMA program, I feel as if I am starting over again as far as learning to control my thoughts, so in a way, it is like infancy — learning how to do the basics. I just wish I had known about this earlier in my life! When I heard about this program, I was intrigued about the idea of rediscovering my true self, before my current blueprint was created by life. Which brings to mind an interesting idea — is your old blueprint imposed on you because, as a child, you are not aware of it nor do you have much control over how you respond to life events? I am especially aware now of how childhood traumas and disappointments from losing a loved pet to being bullied at school can impact that blueprint, and therefore, the sense of self. The ability of one to project a strong sense of self is, I believe, directly related to one’s connection with God, or, as the Master Key puts it, the “Universal”.
Therefore, as I create my new blueprint through the MKMMA steps which serve to strengthen my connection to God, my rebirth should coincide with my 7 year cycle — how cool is that?
I highlight certain passages in the chapters each week from Haanel’s The Master Key that resonate with me. This week I highlighted something about money. My perception and relationship to money is slowly changing as I go through this program and I appreciate this sentence concerning wealth — “This exchange value makes it a medium for securing the things of real value whereby our ideals may be realized”. And following in sentence 5, “Wealth should then never be desired as an end, but simply as a means of accomplishing an end”. Yes, I did play the Powerball lottery this past week — the big one that was worth billions. I think the last time I played was over a year ago when it made the national news. Instead of thinking of all the great stuff I could buy, however, this time I thought about how many people I could help. MKMMA is teaching me that I control the lottery of my life as far as how happy I am and what I do with my resources. What a gift! That’s a real win.