In the reading for Week 14, one word stood out to me – Harmony. That word was the focus of my sit. When all is in harmony, great things happen.
Harmony, according to my handy Google definition, means:
1 : the playing of musical tones together in chords. 2 : a pleasing arrangement of parts a harmony of colors. 3 : agreement sense 1, accord The committee worked in harmony. Google search
And, interestingly, Harmony is also a small town in Southern Alberta.
I guess I had most often thought of the musical definition, the playing of musical tones together. And what about the harmony of voices, as in A Capella groups, like the Pentatonix, or when I was young, the song The Lion Sleeps Tonight. In fact, I am including one of my favourite A Capella songs by the Pentatonix, Imagine:
Not only do I love the harmony, I love the words, and they reflect harmony as well. Here’s a small sample:
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one. John Lennon
I would say John Lennon knew a lot about harmony. These words could almost be about the Master Key Experience, couldn’t they?
harmony in action
To bring this back to the Master Key Experience, I like to think of my Conscious and Subconscious minds, and Universal Intelligence like an A Capella singing group, working in harmony. And when Purpose, Goals, Values, PPNs (Personal Pivotal Needs), and Core Motive (from Color Code) and in alignment, there is harmony. When actions are in harmony with that, there is power. So, when what I think, feel, say and do are in harmony, I move forward to my DMP (definite major purpose).
Haanel does say something like that in Part 14:
The Universal Mind, being infinite and omnipotent, has unlimited resources at its command, and when we remember that it is also omnipresent, we cannot escape the conclusion that we must be an expression or manifestation of that Mind.
A recognition and understanding of the resources of the subconscious mind will indicate that the only difference between the subconscious and the Universal is one of degree. They differ only as a drop of water differs from the ocean. They are the same in kind and quality, the difference is one of degree only.
Do you, can you, appreciate the value of this all-important fact; do you realize that a recognition of this tremendous fact places you in touch with Omnipotence? The subconscious mind being the connecting link between the Universal Mind and the conscious mind, is it not evident that the conscious mind can consciously suggest thoughts which the subconscious mind will put into action, and as the subconscious is one with the Universal, is it not evident that no limit can be placed upon its activities? Charles Haanel, Master Key System, 14:20-22
And at the end of the lesson:
If you wish harmonious conditions in your life, you must develop a harmonious mental attitude.
Your world without is a reflection of your world within.
For your exercise this week, concentrate on Harmony … concentrate so deeply, so earnestly, that you will be conscious of nothing but harmony. Remember, we learn by doing… It is in the practical application that the value consists. Charles Haanel, Master Key System, 14:29-31
So, Harmony is essential in our thoughts, our feelings, what we say, and what we do. Having practiced the Mental Diet and the Law of Substitution, it becomes easier to stay in Harmony. Of course, it is still a work in progress. But, progress it is. I am moving forward toward my DMP.