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In the Master Key Experience we are all on a journey of learning to live more from our world within. Another way to say that is that we are learning to live more from our authentic self. When our outside match our insides with no guilt, we are doing just that. Growing up as I did, that was often hard to do.
Ozzie and Harriet
My mother was very much a product of the 1930’s and 1940’s and believed that life should still be lived like the 1950’s. I mean, it was kind of an existence that matched the American TV sitcom “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.” That sitcom ran from October 3, 1952, to April 23, 1966. It portrayed a family and their adventures.
In The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, the family consisted of a father, mother, and two sons. The husband, Ozzie, dressed in a suit and went off to work while the wife, Harriet, stayed home. I don’t remember an episode where Harriet was not dressed in a dress and high heels. She did not work outside the home and she was always in the kitchen baking something. I also don’t ever remember any arguments between Ozzie and Harriet and the boys never gave them any trouble.
What I Believed Growing Up
My family consisted of a father, mother, two boys, and me. As teenagers, we never really got into any trouble. My father did not dress in suits, but he did go off to work Monday – Friday. He even worked on Saturday and Sunday if someone needed him.
During my life, my mom never worked outside the home. Until I was nine, my brothers lived at home, and we ate breakfast and supper together every day. (Mom, Dad and I continued that until I moved out when I was twenty-one.) Mom was always in the kitchen cooking and she was obsessive about the house being clean. We used to kid her saying that if we didn’t keep our hand on our glass, it would disappear into the dishwasher. It was a joke, but we all knew that it was also very true.
Mom got up every day and got dressed after breakfast. Her hair was always done in that 1950’s hairstyle and her makeup was always on. She even went to the grocery store in a dress, stockings, and high heels. The only time she was not in a dress and heels was when she was out planting flowers in the yard, but her hair and makeup was still done then.
I don’t know if it was ever explicitly stated to me, or if I was just believed that my life should basically be like that of my family, just like Ozzie and Harriet. Until I was a junior in high school, I had no desire to go to college because I wanted to get married, have babies and live that exact same 1950’s existence. I do know the displeasure my mom expressed when my sister-in-law went to work outside the home after my nephew and niece were in grade school.
Learning to Live More From Within
Since I was not dating anyone in high school, I decided that I should go on to college, “just in case I had to support myself.” I started to live more from a place of acceptance that I would probably never get married and I began to realize that I actually liked to live on my own. It was hard at times and I often felt guilty because I was content not having a husband or kids.
Enter the Master Key System
When I entered the Master Key System and had to write a Definiteness of Purpose. It was hard because I really didn’t know what I wanted. It was also hard to sit still and connect to my world within because I really didn’t know what that world was about. We have been working on doing that very thing since we started the Master Key Experience in our practice of sitting for 15 minutes each day. That is what it takes, practice, practice, and more practice.
The more we practice, the more it becomes second nature to live from the world within. I wish for you to learn to live more from the world within.
You can read more about my journey of learning to live more from the world within by clicking here.
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