This week for the Masterkey System talks about the “I”.
1. The “I” of you is not the physical body; that is simply an instrument which the “I” uses to carry out its purposes; the “I” cannot be the Mind, for the mind is simply another instrument which the “I” uses with which to think, reason, and plan.
2. The “I” must be something which controls and directs both the body and the mind; something which determines what they shall do and how they shall act. When you come into a realization of the true nature of this “I”, you will enjoy a sense of power which you have never before known.
3. Your personality is made up of countless individual characteristics, peculiarities, habits, and traits of character; these are the result of your former method of thinking, but they have nothing to do with the real “I.”
What is this “I”? Who is this “I”? Where is this “I”? This makes me wonder who I am. In growing up, I really didn’t know my identity. I have asked myself numerous questions like the following, Am I a man? Am I a child? Am I smart? Am I strong? Am I Poor? Am I Rich? etc. etc.
As I am writing this blog, this makes me think of the song “Who am I?” song from Les Miserables musical play. In this play, the main character Jean Valjean was a convicted 19-year condemned prisoner on a chain gang for just stealing a loaf of bread to feed his family. When he was released on parole, society did not help him in any way share or form (ie. no work, no lodging, no food), because of his criminal history.
So, he started afresh, hiding his criminal past from society. Eight years later, he worked very hard and transforms himself to become a well-respected town’s mayor and businessman which bring prosperity to the entire town.
Unfortunately, Jean Valjean’s criminal past finally caught up with him. He was faced with a serious dilemma. A Jean Valjean look-alike has been mistakenly charged, arrested, and condemned for Jean Valjean’s parole violation. The below “Who Am I?” song where Jean Valjean’s agonizing moral internal conflict. Should he keep hiding his true identity to stay safe and comfortable? Or should he confess revealing his true identity and his past to the world?
Jean Valjean’s internal conflict is an internal conflict where he is questioning/debating on what is his true character. Is he a man who hides from the truth for his own benefit? Or is he a God trusting man where he has been Godly blessed with hope & strength to move on?
(ie. Should he speak out, deal with the consequence, and be put into jail? Or remain silent, continue hiding, and stay safe. )
What a predicament!! What a dilemma!! What would YOU choose?
On reflection of the song & the Masterkey, I am peeling the layers of my onion to discover my true nature & nature. I am created perfectly & wonderful! I’m a child of God! I’m the World Greatest Miracle! I’m gorgeous! I’m talented! I’m fabulous! I will not play small! I will not hide my true nature from the world! I will shine and manifest the glory of God that is within me!
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Wow, Ched. You put a lot of thought into this with terrific visuals. 🙂 Thanks especially for the Les Miserables music in the context of asking deeply about the “I” each of us is! I’m grateful for your powerful contribution to my thinking!
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