In reading Haanel’s Master Key Week 16 (1+6=7) I found it fascinating to learn about the 7 seven-year periods which take us into a new cycle. In considering this number, it seems there are many things which resonate with this “lucky” number:
seven colours in a rainbow
seven wonders of the ancient world
Shakespeare’s “7 Ages of Man”
and even more if you are interested
I took time this evening to consider how my life has transpired thus far in line with the periods Haanel references:
Infancy (1-7) – don’t remember too much before 4, but had some good times up to 7 – wrote up a set of contracts promised to marry Tony Masica when we got older – still have the rock he gave me, it’s in the back garden
Childhood (8-14) a period of individual responsibility – I kept bringing home stray dogs even though I knew I would not be able to keep them – kept trying though (just in case)
Adolescence (15-21) – came home engaged when I was 15 – got grounded! – AND my parents survived this transition 7 times over (I’m the 7th child!)
Full growth (22-28) – well at least we thought we knew it all during this stage (in hindsight, I believe we were just slightly misinformed or was it just misunderstood?) – got married this time – got my first dog to keep!
Constructive (29-35) a period of acquiring possessions, home family – a lot of changes went on during this time period (thank goodness I survived!) – got un-married – brought the dog with me
Reactions and changes (36-42) – now we’re talking – met Walter, got remarried (not surviving – now thriving!) – had our son (major blessing!)
Reconstruction, adjustment and recuperation (43-49) leading to harmony – significant realignment of my psyche – I’m definitely getting there (literally and figuratively) and am tickled beyond measure to be in this stage – embracing what is being offered – have a new dog!
Haanel notes in his preface to this weeks’ read: “Those familiar with these cycles will not be disturbed when things seem to go wrong, but can apply the principle outlined in these lessons with the full assurance that a higher law will invariably control all other laws, and that through an understanding and conscious operation of spiritual laws, we can convert every seeming difficulty into a blessing.“
Having gotten to the 7th of the 7 year periods, I am ecstatic to be where I am, here with you all, learning what we are learning, applying all that we are being blessed with in this course and truly understanding that each day is a precious gift – we are meant to live and prosper in Harmony!
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