Something strange and exciting is going on in my head. I started thinking about Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven when reading and listening to Part 3.
The highly recognized song is greatly abstract and meaningful for me. Now if you are waiting for details I suggest you move along, because I ain’t sharing.
The one thing I clearly get from the song is that the woman has accumulated lots of financial wealth, yet she is living an unfulfilled life. She is aware that her “gold” can’t get her to climb the Stairway to Heaven. I take that to mean to personal fulfillment.
Now if you are expecting the money is evil fire and brimstone, wrath of God, locus and flood editorial, you got the wrong guy….so let’s move on. Back to Led Zeppelin, more specifically Stairway to Heaven.
This song to me is about living an unfulfilled life. Master Key Part 3 seems to be about letting go of the things that block living a rich, rewarding, fulfilled life. Sure, money is great, and having lots of it is “awesome, baby” (a salute to Dick Vitale). Money and I can have some exceptional experiences; but if my light is not shining, my thoughts are funky, and my fear(s) is my personal devil, then fulfillment is not possible.
Two items in this lesson I deeply connected with. One is in the introduction to Part 3 and item 16.
A couple of years ago I was reading the Science of Getting Rich, by Wallace D. Wattles, and I came across a section devoted to gratitude. Wallace wrote, “It is necessary, then, to cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
Two words got my attention — “all things.” In other words, be grateful for the good, the bad and the ugly. Charles Haanel gives additional advice, he wrote, “Eliminate, therefore, any possible tendency to complain of conditions as they have been, or as they are, because it rest with you to change them and make then what you would like them to be.
Man, that is powerful.
Now for number 16. “When you find that you are really one with the Infinite power, and when you can consciously realize this power by a practical demonstration of your ability to overcome any adverse condition by the power of your thought, you will have nothing to fear; fear will have been destroyed and you will have come into possession of your birthright.”
Now to tie Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” and why this song seems to relate to Part 3. As I advance through the lessons, and find personal meaning in them, bigger chunks of cement fall off me. The Stairway to Heaven could be anything I want, any where I want to go, the person I want to become, or the contributions I want to make.
Learning, understanding and applying lessons on changing my thoughts, and applying unwavering focusing on my intentions, will lead me to my Stairway to Heaven. But the fulfillment is already within. I just need to access it and let it shine.