that certain things from your past, whether they be physical objects, aromas, sounds, seasons or events, can flood you with memories AND anticipation for the future simultaneously? I can think of a few, but my favorite one is
New crayons. To me, they are the quintessential fragrance of childhood! I’ll admit, I’ve had a lifelong love affair with crayons – especially NEW ones! (and since I’m over 65, that’s a long relationship!)
Why are they so special? What is it that triggers such an immediate reaction, just from cracking open a box of new crayons? (eyes closed is best, by the way) What pathways are activated in my subconscious that collaborate to both remind and inspire me?
I find myself flooded with memories and ideas, just from that scent, combined with the sight of those clean, sharp, unbroken, untested tips. I’m going Back-to-School with new supplies and excitement for what a new year, a new grade, a new adventure holds.
I may carry memories of successes and challenges from the previous year, yet my CRAYONS tell me that all things are new and fresh again, and that anything is possible!
At the same time, I breathe in the limitless potential of all the imaginative creations that can be made with this new wonderful box of magic. Magic? Crayons?
Yes. In a way. It feels like it. Why? I think it has something to do with the incredible machinery of our subconscious minds.
Og Mandino calls it, “the mysterious source that never sleeps, which creates my dreams, and often makes me act in ways I do not comprehend.” (Scroll II – The Greatest Salesman in the World)
Charles Haanel, in Part 2 of the Master Keys, says “… the subconscious is the theatre of the most important mental phenomena.” (3)
I agree. Whenever I read these two authors, starting anew every September as a new session of The Master Key Experience Course launches, I get a similar sensation to inhaling the scent of new crayons.
I have been studying them both for the last 5 years, and each time we begin a course, I am infused with the memories of lessons learned on prior journeys, along with an eager anticipation for what new insights and epiphanies I will collect on THIS year’s adventure.
I spend time in the MKE course working on my subconscious… my “world within”. Why?
Haanel puts it this way in Part I (8): “The world without is a reflection of the world within. What appears without is what has been found in the world within. In the world within may be found Infinite Wisdom, Infinite Power, Infinite Supply of all that is necessary, waiting for unfoldment, development and expression. If we recognize these potentialities in the world within they will take form in the world without.”
I travel with a great crowd of heroes across the globe; each of us setting out on our OWN journey of discovery while sharing in the experiences of the others. We mastermind. We encourage, support and challenge each other. And… we journal about our travels.
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