Week 20 – Inspiration Is A Many Splendored Thing

Inspiration And The Omnipresence of Omnipotence

Part Twenty of The Master Key is a pivotal lesson for me. Inspiration is, all at once,  The Art:

  • Of imbibing,
  • Of self realization,
  • Of aligning the individual with the Universal,
  • Of attaching the proper mechanism to the source of power,
  • Of differentiating formless into form,
  • Of becoming the channel for Infinite wisdom,
  • Of visualizing perfection, and
  • Of realizing the omnipresence of Omnipotence (Part Twenty -15). 

What a mouthful! “The spirit of you — is you; without it you would be nothing.” So spirit is life force or spiritual power which is only activated through recognition or becoming consciously aware of it. OK so that means since I am me, I am aware of my being, I am already aware or conscious of, the spiritual power I possess. Otherwise I would be nothing.

But knowledge does not apply itself so in Part Twenty -8 Haanel says “When you begin to perceive that the essence of the Universal is within yourself — is you — you begin to do things; you begin to feel power.” In other words you begin to be able to apply that knowledge and this power.

He says that awareness of power puts into action imagination and inspiration, gives vitality to thought and connects you to the Universal mind. But you have to understand these concepts both intellectally and emotionally; an intellectual understanding will be of no help.

Therein lies my struggle. I can identify with what Haanel teaches on an intellectual level but getting involved emotionally is not easy; too many decades of repressing emotions perhaps. The concrete is sometimes there for protection.

Inspiration and Awareness Come Only in the Silence

Seeking InspirationHaanel continues with awareness only comes in the Silence (Part Twenty -9). Inspiration comes from within and the Silence seems a necessary pre-requisite of all advances driven by inspiration (Part Twenty -18) and also that inspiration is the art of receiving (Part Twenty -19). Recall that he also says inspiration is the art of imbibing which is defined as “the act of drinking in”.

He says in Part Twenty -20 that “We can live more abundantly every time we breathe, if we consciously breathe with that intention.” This rings a bell within me and I begin to understand the significance of what he says in Part Twenty -23 & 24 which essentially (at least in my mind) is that we are all IN the Universal; every time we breathe we breathe life, love and spirit, which we cannot live without. It is Cosmic Energy or what he calls Pranic Energy; the Life of the Solar Plexus. Remember the Sun Centre?

Alright then. Every time we breathe we fill ourselves with this Pranic Energy which is Life itself. It is omnipresent and Omnipotent. We can, if we are conscious of our own power, make the connectionwith the Universal Mind in the process. This seems simple enough.

So I go into my Sit with the thought in mind that “In the Universal I live, and move and breathe and have my being. With each breath I take I breathe in the essence of the Universal Spirit, the source of all power, all creation and all Life.”

So when he says int Part Twenty -29 that trying to force compliance with our wishes through the power of the individual will is doomed to failure, I recall earlier passages which indicate we are mistaken if we think it within our power to influence the manifestation of our ideal. The finite cannot command the Infinite. We must merely make the ideal perfect. The Infinite can be counted upon to deliver that necessary for full expression.

So I seek the Silence this week, letting both my body and my mind relax and trusting that my thoughts have already been registered. It is my task to become aware of the Infinite, to surrender and listen for the inspiration; to feel the power.

I have some flashes of images I cannot yet interpret but will continue to examine seriously. Inspiration and intuition must be given warm welcomes or they will visit no more.

What Am I Pretending Not To Know

But I also realize that I have been procrastinating on developing a new plan of action. That prompted me to begin mapping out a new plan. I also realize this procrastination is due to fear that it won’t be the right plan. Coincidentally, my virtue this week is Courage. Or maybe not so coincidentally.

To be inspired also means to get out of the beaten path, out of the rut because extraordinary results require extraordinary means” (Part Twenty  -14). Ok so I am prepared to have the courage to get out of the rut, out of my comfort zone. Do it now works!

Constant repetition of “what am I pretending not to know” and “what would the person I intend to become do next” are superb catalysts for introspection and action.

May the power be yours

Seeking Inspiration



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Terrence Neraasen

Just consider me a Boomer with no need or desire to retire. I'm constantly learning and striving for excellence. My passions are Family and the natural world to which I dedicate myself and all my efforts.

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Tina - 2016-02-20

Yes I have found that the things I’m pretending not to know need to fit in with what I already do, or that’s what I was thinking, not letting go of the banana. Thank you for your blog and really enjoyed readying.

    Terrence Neraasen - 2016-02-20

    Hey Tina thanks for visiting and commenting. Ignoring problems is just procrastination and denying you have the ability to attain your ideal is a great weight which holds you back. MKMMA experience is helping me on both counts.

Marj Bernstrom - 2016-02-20

I enjoy reading the way you put things all together. Introspection in finding the “uncommon path”, under the cement…and finding it in the sit…thanks for your insights.

    Terrence Neraasen - 2016-02-20

    Hello again Marj. Glad you stopped by and thank you for your support. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if you’re on the right track. Your comment helps.

Robert Rea - 2016-02-23

Thank you for your patience.
I can hear you loud and clear with “Therein lies my struggles” Intellectual is the easy part. You are noticing that and in that lies half the battle. With so much going on in so many directions, I found it hard for a while myself. Nice to see you are reading and working each angle and above all I can hear in the words how much thinking is going on. Of course that is the real key, THINKING.
In part 20 -20 you quoted “We can live more abundantly every time we breathe, if we consciously breathe with that intention.” For me this comes to mean being extremely present in the NOW-HERE. You do not need to be in the SIT to be aware of your thoughts, breath, Universal Spirit. I do that all day long. The power it gives you is incredible. The first few times you go there you’ll feel kinda stupid. You get over that quickly.
I just love the Plan of Action, and your fear of doing it wrong. I say go so far to the “wrong” side that you laugh for a half hour. Then the power to do it right will come. Creativity comes easily for us all when we are Happy. Give the Courage a huge test and you can do fine.
You are doing well in what I’ve read. We have a few more weeks of class and I’ll be with you to that day; our whole life after that to bring our skills into perfection, in our eyes. Keep this great work moving like this, all is moving in the right direction


    Terrence Neraasen - 2016-02-25

    Robert thank you for the detailed comments and encouragement. The emotional involvement is coming with consistent repetition and visualization. I appreciate your comments about breathing in the Universal Spirit as an effortless and constant action whether walking, talking or in the Sit. Great point. The Plan of Action is evolving. After chasing a lot of shiny objects for a while I am being vigilant about whether or not the opportunities, methods and resources I see are other distractions or things to which I should pay some attention. That will all sort out. Thanks again for visiting and reading.

Stephen Serna - 2016-02-24

Awesome Post, as always Terry. What am I pretending not to know and What will the person I intend to become do next, Have and will always be a great catalyst for me as well…Keep on Truckin… 🙂

    Terrence Neraasen - 2016-02-25

    Thanks Stephen. I am workin on it!

Dennis - 2016-02-27

HI Terry – I too have been challenged with the emotional attachment in addition to simply understanding this at an intellectual level. Working on it daily. I always find your content inspiringly honest and to the point, Terry. I am grateful we are on this adventure together. Cheers!

    Terrence Neraasen - 2016-02-27

    Dennis I appreciate you. I give thanks every day for having met you and for the masterminding you so sincerely and honestly afford me. Just about to post for week 21. Thanks for all you do.

Chuck D - 2016-03-02

Nicely done, again!

While I can relate to both your words, plus both the spoken and unspoken ideas on so many levels, the life-altering experiences I’ve had now make much of Haanelb’s words intuitive. “Do it now” and “what am I pretending not to know,” and “what would the person I intend to become do next” … the “sits” are indeed quite interesting. In this ‘journey’ you have a fellow traveler.

I’m seeing a “story” develop in you, as we walk this (training) path together. Life’s going to get very interesting, my good friend. Very interesting indeed.


    Terrence Neraasen - 2016-03-03

    As always Chuck, you’re comments much appreciated and valued. Fellow travelers indeed we are and I’m pleased that we are. Onward and may the Power be yours!


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