(so I thought this had been published the whole time… If you could see me right now, my cheeks would be flushed 😳)
Harry Potter, everyone should be able to recognize this name, right? One of the most impressionable book/movie series of this generation by J.K. Rowling. In the third book, the Prisoner of Azkaban, there is a fearful creature introduced. The Dementors.
“… Among the foulest creatures that walk this Earth. They infest the darkest, filthiest places, they glory in decay and despair, they drain peace, hope, and happiness out of the air around them. … Get too near a Dementor and every good feeling, every happy memory will be sucked out of you. … You’ll be left with nothing but the worst experiences of your life.” ~J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
If it was unknown to you, these horrid creatures, Dementors, came into existence when Rowling was in depression. It’s magnificent to see someone was in the lowest of the low than to succeeding in life as she does now. How does one fight such overwelming darkness?
A spell casted with the happiest, most joyous memory the witch or wizard could think of. Doesn’t that sound familiar? Law of Substitution. If we fill our thoughts with positivity, then there is no room for negativity.
In the Master Key this week, Haanel writes about fear, and how to extinguish it. Reading this reminded me of Prisoner of Azkaban. (What do you know, it’s the third book of the series and we’re on the 3rd week of the session!;) ) I love reading. I love even more when one of my favorite books shares a life lesson that aligns with MKMMA! And the Harry Potter series aren’t the only books, but I’ll stick with just one for now.
In the 3rd book, Harry face’s another creature known as a Boggart. No one knows what a Boggart truly looks like because who ever is standing before it, a Boggart changes into that person’s greatest fear. Through this incounter, we find out Harry’s greatest fear is a Dementor. Essentially, he fears fear itself. And he overcomes that fear by the end of the book! Just as you and I will by the end of this Master Key Experience!!