I loved this lesson, 10 in the Master Key, it reminded me of visualization exercises I practiced in TaKeTiNa and enabled me to create a whole new set of connections to my experience.  One more avenue to access and influence my subconscious.  In Haanel, lesson 10, number 23 when he states that “Knowledge will not apply itself. You must make the application.”, I know this through personal experience.  In TaKeTiNa we envision rhythms in patterns similar to the instructions for this lesson’s meditation, visualizing a circle for the cycle of rhythm, the various geometric shapes that can be revealed through different divisions of the circle, the positions of the steps, the overlay of the claps, the awareness of the “empty” spaces.  Visualizing these shapes helps us to internalize the structures of the rhythms.

TaKeTiNa, even more so than my other music studies is a practice, a skill, and an understanding that comes over time only through practice. It is by making practice a lifestyle that the truths are ingrained and begin to assert themselves naturally.  Also, in my music therapy studies we learn to trust the process.  I am applying this knowledge to learning the new skills, understanding and thinking through the MKE MME, knowing that sometimes even if I only can muster the motivation to go through the motions, even continuing to go through the motions helps integrate my awareness and focus.  And then I return with Vigor!

As my awareness grows and my self-awareness deepens, it is daunting at times seeing the horizon unfold infinitely in front of me.  I have so far to go!  And then I look back and see how far I have come, how much I have learned, and know I am on the right path.

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