Aren’t those flowers beautiful? They are protea, native to South Africa. They are so very unique and very unusual. Individually, each variety of the protea looks pre-historic. They are not fragrant, nor are they very delegate. They are mesmerizing!
My first exposure was 40 years ago, at my wedding. My dear friend who is a horticulturalist in Kauai, Hawaii, brought two bouquets to my wedding. I was shocked into being a fan. I couldn’t get enough of them. They looked prehistoric, so wild! But their beauty is the culmination of the harmony of nature. Spectacular!
Throughout this break week, I have been thinking about harmony and thought. I watched WILD with Reese Witherspoon. I had seen it before, but chose to view it with my new eyes. While watching it and observing MKE links, I thought of the protea. The harshness of the Pacific Crest Trail and the lessons from hardship that Cheryl learns along the way, reminded me of the tough protea plants, with tree like stalks and weird shapes. But like the wilderness of the Pacific Crest Trail, there is amazing beauty in these freakish blooms. Yet, all, the PCT and the protea are products of nature and nature a product of thought.
This week, in Haanel, 14:16
All things have their origin in mind, and appearances are the result of thought. So that we see that things in themselves have no origin, permanency, or reality. Since they are produced by thought, they can be erased by thought.
Although it doesn’t seem likely that harmony, the movie, WILD, the PCT, the protea, or me are in harmony, but we are. This I find fascinating. I am beginning to understand it all better and better. Harmony, in the musical sense, is the combination of different notes from the same musical key put together to produce a sound stronger, truer, and fuller than a single note.
Through the Master Key Experience, I am learning to engage with my authentic self, finding I have harmony in my soul because I have identified my Definite Major Purpose, and am learning to keep it ever in the forefront of my mind, reminding myself of all my accomplishments while being in a constant state of gratitude. The positivism in which I choose to be steeped is the result of the habits which have grown out of the exercises I learned to use, to reap that which I chose to sow.
Thus, I plant the seed of tomorrow’s success and gain an insurmountable advantage over those who cease their labor at a prescribed time. When others cease their struggle, then mine begins and my harvest is full. The Greatest Salesman in the World, Scroll 3, Og Mandino.
Trusting is also a part of harmony. When my trust is in the Creator, the Maker of the universe, I have no reason to be anywhere but in the here and now. I can do nothing about yesterday and have no control over tomorrow (which never comes). I have control over myself NOW! So……
DO IT NOW!!!