I’m not going to share the name of it right now because this is the week where everyone gets sidetracked on reading other stuff and doing other stuff … and I’m not going to be part of contributing to that.
But what I’ve gotten out of it so far is very much like what we’re doing here in the Master Key class, but coming at it in a different direction.
In week 2 you get a couple of sheets which I have tacked up on my wall: Seven Laws of the Mind. One of them is called the Law of Dual Thought:
Thought is a combination of ideation and feeling. We can attach any feeling to a thought we want.
The reason why I mention this is that the book I’m reading is all about the question, “How do you want to feel?”
I believe that most of the problems in this world are an attempt not to feel. Most of the business of refusing the call is an attempt not to feel, whether it’s not to feel
- shame at failing (because in your particular old blueprint you always fail)
- guilt at wanting something for yourself instead of others (this is very common in women)
- fear that your feelings will overwhelm you or make you less of a person (very common in men)
or whatever your issue is.
Feelings are what makes us human. When we can’t identify how we want to feel or deny the fact that we do feel, we cut ourselves off from the rest of humanity, worse yet, from the source of life within us (whatever you want to call it: the Universe, God, etc). We begin to die inside.
So we need to feel: the good, the bad, the ugly.
The sit is good for that, which is why so many avoid it, find problems with it, don’t have time for it, would rather do anything else but it. Sitting, alone, in silence, not moving, you’re forced to deal with yourself. Who you are. What you feel.
And I think it’s this more than anything else which makes grown up people throw tantrums and flounce away from changing their life. They are SO afraid to feel.
Hopefully, if you’ve gotten this far you’re at least beginning to get past that. So I’ll ask you: how do you want to feel?
I found this question very helpful. Even though I did the course last year and I’m a guide now…
(and released from supervision, woo hoo!)
(still love you Dayna! but I’m excited to be making progress)
… I have gone round and round with my PPNs (personal pivotal needs). But reading about the question of how I want to feel, and how others want to feel brought me up against:
I want to feel like I matter.
Which is the definition of Legacy! Which is something I’ve been thinking about for a while, but reading that made it click for me. Now my DMP makes much more sense.
So if you’re having trouble with your PPNs or your DMP, think about what you want to feel!