Deepak Chopra, not an author I would think of reading for a bit of non-fiction. For the last 10 days I have been reading, on a friend’s recommendation, “The Return of Merlin” by Deepak Chopra.
Recently I noticed that themes from the Master Key Master Mind Alliance were cropping up everywhere in my life. My shame is that I did not pay enough heed at the time to write them down, so that I could use them in a future blog. What shall I do? In this MKMMA course, well I’ll wait and read another members blog on this topic when it occurs.
Reading “The Return of Merlin” brought my previous tardiness home with a thud. The book is about a search (aren’t they all i.e. fantasy novels) but from the very beginning, the forward even, I sat up and paid attention. This text could be proscribed reading for discussion amongst MKMMA members.
“The Return of Merlin” forward is titled “The Key to Merlin”, page 1 states “If we could just realize it, the keys to the miracle of life lie in our own consciousness. Life will bestow miracles on us when we begin to see it as an expression of the miraculous.”
Page 2 “The inner intelligence of the human body/mind is the ultimate and supreme genius, and it mirrors the wisdom of the universe. …………. Transformation opens up new realities, new worlds.”
Isn’t this why we have participated in Master Keys to open up new realities through a change in our subconscious thoughts. The entire book is an allegory of what we in Master Keys are experiencing. Chapter after chapter unfolds a journey that describes: the seeds of opportunity hidden amongst adversity, the collective mind, dreaming actuality into being from the pureness of heart.
What really did it for me was when I was reading the chapter titled “The Dark Earth”. Words and phrases such as “…and even after you break free, fear casts shadows for a long time.” Our old subconscious paradigms have not been subdued. “…a road where every step brings the unknown.” Our 26 week course of learning with Master Key and the challenges we are set.
“Have you found out what that road is called?” ….. Love. The free road, the dust on it, the steps that leave no footprints, they are the way of love. ….. that behind the door to freedom, past the demons of fear, there is nothing but love.” How does the second scroll of Og Mandino’s “The Greatest Salesman in The World” begin? “I will greet this day with love in my heart. For this is the greatest secret of success in all ventures. …….. And how will I confront each whom I meet? In only one way.” We will greet the path ahead with love in our hearts.
I have found taking the words of scroll II in “The Greatest Salesman in The World” to heart has profoundly changed my attitude to life and and everyone I meet in my life.
I shall leave you with these last two thoughts.
From a MP3 track of my wife Robyn’s by Tony Williamson “Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing”. Now where have we all heard that. Or from William Blake’s “Auguries of Innocence” as we contemplate our week 9 Master Key text and imagine the blossoming of a flower and its perfume. Use your imagination.
To see a world in a grain of sand And heaven in a wildflower To hold infinity in the palm of your hand And eternity in an hour We are led to believe a lie ……… When we see with and not through the eye That was born in a night, to perish in a night When the soul slept in beams of light.
“May The Journey Forever Be Unfolding” Damian McVeigh
- Pink Heath, Wild Flower Emblem of Victoria
How could I not include:
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.