“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” ~ Captain Kirk
I sometimes see the MKMMA hurtling through the inner cosmos of the mind on a mission of discovery and insight. And this week I have used Quotes from TV and movie series Star Trek to describe the voyage.
We have a seasoned Captain and able bodied first officers who have studied the manual (Master Key) and the complex starship (The Mind within) and now they have taken the Cadets to the…
“Second star to the right…and straight on ’til morning.” ~James Kirk, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, quoting Sir James Barry (Peter Pan)
…and “engaged” all in a journey to the full exploration of the wonders and delight of the true potential of each of us living on this awesome planet to the Glory of the Creator.
Week Nineteen opens with a discussion about fear. Of course, the way to overcome fear is to become conscious of power. One can best describe the concept as that all the functions of a living organism are due to an unknown vital principle distinct from all chemical and physical forces. This mysterious vital force is that which we call power. Not at all unlike electricity, we do not comprehend this power, however we do know that by conforming to the fundamental principles by which electricity is governed, it will be our willing servant; it will operate our computers, run our heating and cooling automatically, keep our food cold and our dinner warm. The way electricity serves us in many useful capacities is truly amazing.
Courage and Confidence
We will find that if we put into practice the principles outlined in this lesson we will soon develop the sense of power which has ever been what Haanel describes as the distinguishing mark of Genius.
Both courage and confidence are the cornerstones to which this principle is built. We are developing both of these as we concentrate into the subject of our desire. The use of the word concentrate means all that the word implies: Become so absorbed in the object of your thought that you are conscious of nothing else. Our sit and think is of paramount importance to our growth, and our success.
Confidence is built upon on us thinking “open-eyed”. We should willingly face all the factors bearing on our subject. To ignore unpleasant factors is cowardice. To acknowledge the full difficulty and yet, with careful analysis and principled conviction, draw upon the intent and creative ability found in the omniscient mind marks a bold line which will build confidence. It does not guarantee the absence of disappointment. However, when you base your confidence on what you believe to be the right choice, even a disappointing outcome does not necessitate regret. You can face the results either good or bad with the confidence that you made the best decision possible.
Courage begins with an honest assessment. Having an awareness of the obstacle, taking responsibility and creating choices that can benefit will keep fear in perspective. Courage is not a disregard for danger, rather it recognizes the consequences of the thinking, belief and action which have given us an outcome we do not at all desire and this realization puts fears in the right frame of reference.
Remember, no one changes until they see the price they and others are paying is higher than they want to pay for what they are creating.
“A man lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.” ~ Gene Roddenberry
On the Go with purpose
As we understand this lesson and develop this force within us, we will overcome those feelings of doubt we have. We will become bolder, more willing to push forward, even when the times are trying.
These are the marks of a Genius; one known by service, what is given, an inspirational thought or idea which shines a light towards another, and causes a change in outcome. Without the sense of power, we will be more given to keeping our ideas and thoughts out of sight, allowing only very few or no one at all to be blessed with what we have to offer.
For us to get what we want and effect changes in the world, we must begin to practice letting our light to shine daily, and consistently and then watch it become brilliant!
In order to wholly be conscious of this world, to live grow and succeed in it, we are compelled to cultivate how we look at what is in front of us. When we encounter something or someone, our gaze should be through a set of lenses that looks at the relationships to other things, assumptions, intent and beyond what was formerly.
Before long as we learn and practice to adjusting our set of lenses, we will discover that we don’t need to travel to distant stars to find new worlds. New worlds are all around us waiting to be explored.
“Live long and prosper.” – Spock