I hope all of you have had a good week. Here in the US we have been celebrating our Thanksgiving holiday, which is full of good food (most of which I make in our household, although this year one of my sons helped me make the pies), seeing friends and family, and relaxing.
It’s mostly about love, which is what I want to talk about today.
I didn’t really know what to do my blog on this week, yet several interesting things happened which subby brought together for me this morning on my sit:
- I’ve had several wonderful emails: Master Key members thanking me for being their guide and friends who are reading my novel telling me how much they like it.
- My daughter bought me a DVD copy of Bicentennial Man as an early Christmas present, a movie we only had in VHS.
- After dinner was served, my kids picked to watch V for Vendetta
- that every thing which happens or is has a cause. Things don’t just appear. There are no magic wands.
- that just as a seed will only sprout into the plant which corresponds to it, a particular cause will produce a particular effect. If you throw a ball up, gravity will bring it down. If you plant pumpkin seeds, you get pumpkins, not daisies or sweet potatoes or turnips.
The truly interesting thing about all these events this week is that they were about love.
I have to admit that I judge people on whether they like Bicentennal Man. I feel it is the most underrated Robin Williams movie out there; it’s the only one I can bear to watch even now, a year after his death.
If you’re not familiar with it, the movie is about a human spirit trapped inside a robot, who spends his entire life trying to deal with a world who sees him as “a household appliance”. He wants recognition as a person. He wants respect. He wants love. And when he falls in love, he helps millions of other people while trying to save the woman he loves from death.
You see, when you plant love, you reap much more than what you sow.
We all see the results in the news of planting hate or fear.
V for Vendetta has many interesting characters in it, but the main two people I really feel the movie is about are V and Inspector Finch.
V says some things I find quite interesting. When he’s trying to help Evey through her mini-breakdown:
See, at first I thought it was hate, too. Hate was all I knew, it built my world, it imprisoned me, taught me how to eat, how to drink, how to breathe. I thought I’d die with all my hate in my veins. But then something happened.
When she begs him not to go through with his plan, that they could run away together, he says, “I can’t.” Why?
It’s because of what he says at the very end:
For 20 years, I sought only this day. Nothing else existed… until I saw you. Then everything changed.
V never comes out and says it, but I think that he knew that if he ran away with her, not only would she never be safe, but he would betray all those people he had called to be there that night.
It was no longer about hate. It was about love.
And then we come to Inspector Finch, who I believe is the most interesting man in the show. Why? Because he was on that panel! He was at the highest place possible in that society yet his love for the truth brought him to where he could no longer ignore what was going on. Without that transformation the ending could never have happened.
What does any of this have to do with the Master Key Experience? Everything. Because when you plant love, when you reach down into your soul with those roots of yours and find what you love, what drives you, what you were born to do, then sacrifice (which a TON of people in the class are still having trouble with) becomes obvious. You know what you’d be willing to give up in order to get what you want. You know exactly what you need to do, to change, to let go of, in order to get it.
So if you’re still struggling with what your sacrifice is, it seems to me that either you haven’t thought the matter through or your motivation isn’t love. Your DMP is still about the cement: the hate, the fear, the whatever the world outside has told you that you should want. Because when the seed is love, the plant is strong and beautiful, and nothing can stand in its way.