15-3. Difficulties, inharmonies, and obstacles, indicate that we are either refusing to give out what we no longer need, or refusing to accept what we require.
15-5. We cannot obtain what we lack if we tenaciously cling to what we have.
15-6. Nothing may reach us except what is necessary for our growth.
15-7. All conditions and experiences that come to us do so for our benefit.
15-8. We gain permanent strength exactly to the extent of the effort required to overcome difficulties.
15-13. It is evident, therefore, that if we wish desirable conditions, we can afford to entertain only desirable thoughts.
15-29. We can get only what we give; if we pledge ourselves to a certain action we must be prepared to assume the responsibility for the development of that action.
15-32. Insight enables us to be prepared for the obstacles which we shall meet; we can therefore overcome them before they have any opportunity of causing difficulty.
These are the passages from Week 15 of the Master Keys that I highlighted. This new year of 2018 has started out very good, Yet the old blueprint rears its head every once and awhile to let me know it’s not dead yet. I wonder why I doubt myself. I look at the cards I’ve written out, countless examples of things I’ve done that I have been quite successful at. Why should there be any doubt that I can do anything I want to achieve? Who am I trying to prove myself worthy to? The world? My friends and family? Myself? Ah, perhaps that’s it. By saying I’m worthy, I’m defeating the old blueprint that had me believing I had to prove myself. That I wasn’t worthy unless I did X, Y, and/or Z.
The experiment shared in Haanel about the wingless aphids who grew wings because the rosebush they had been living on had died is symbolic of the old blueprint. Do I have to wait until the blueprint is dead to grow my wings and fly?