Master Key Week 4: My heart says, “It’s worth it!”


The challenge has been both encouraging because I am seeing growth and incremental progress and challenging because of a crazy schedule which included flying back to my home from an extended visit with my son in London.

Week four introduced the idea that participants were either going to quit the course or quit making excuses for doing less than 100% and go all in.

The struggle rages on between the conscious and the unconscious habits. Old ‘stinkin’ thinkin” has me fearful… that I’ll fail and if I do, I will doom myself to what Haanel in Week 4 paragraph 12 describes…”Unless you do this, you had better not start at all…because starting without completing is “forming the habit of failure: absolute, ignominious  failure.. ” I can not, will not live in failure any longer. I have to live, live purposefully and experience the depth and richness life offers to myself and the next generations of the family.

And so I repeat, “I can be what I will to be” over and over along with the imperative “Do it now!” I read the scrolls, I sit, I let go of my fear when it arises, I walk in the opposite direction of my failure thoughts towards the future I crave.

Fear and love cannot occupy the same space and time. So I choose to love consciously and that includes myself…

Growing pains…worth the discomfort… one step at a time…appreciate and live in the moment.

I’m off to play with my grandkids…teehee!


Master Key Week 3: Sacrifice

This is Week Three in the Master Key experience.

I am full on in a battle… Old Habits vs New Intentions. Old habits are dug in deep and creating fear and doubt about whether I can break the habits or not…. and on the other side is faith, desire and resolve. Faith to trust and commit to do the exercises, Desire to get stronger and be better able to live my BEST each day , and Resolve to push past testerdays, towards happiness, peace, joy, and profound love.

I have lingered too long on a barren plateau. Now, I  summon my courage, face my fear, replace the fear with constructive action and release my power to do good.  The battle rages on…

Gratefully, I have been thinking more deeply about my Definite Major Purpose. I find it exciting to contemplate the blueprint details and  to work at crafting those details in the passionate present positive so I can feed those thoughts to my conscious and ultimately my subconscious mind. Ah Ha… Could someone with unlimited resources take my blueprint and create the life I desire from my details in the blueprint?  Not yet. The battle continues…

I had a thought as I was listening to the comments about “sacrifice”.

We tend to describe sacrifice as giving up something. There are many appetites and activities that give momentary satisfaction but little or nothing that brings sustained peace and profound joy into our lives. Giving up  or surrendering something that conflicts with our oneness with the Universal is actually beneficial to us. Our lives are “blessed” or  “elevated” through that which we sacrifice. The word SACRIFICE itself has Latin roots: “sacra” means “Sacred or Holy” and the Latin verb “fecere”,  meaning to “make or do”,  gives the ending “fice”. In that context, “sacrifice” suggests a behavior to ‘make Holy’ or ‘to do that which is sacred’. Such an activity brings us into alignment with the power of the Universal mind. Giving up habits that hold us back is to our immediate and long term benefit. Replacing bad habits for good habits through sacrifice aligns the subconscious with the Universal.

Master Key is giving me the tools and process to consciously replace the ‘doom and gloom’ bad habits  of fear and uncertainty with empowering, uplifting good habits that clear out  fuzzy confusion and focus behaviors that direct the desired outcomes. As I work to master these skills, I feel a growing confidence and anticipation of the changes that  lie ahead in the next few weeks.

There are battles yet to be fought.  I continue to search, ponder and pray with hope that I will  move closer to a servants heart and a masters mind.


MasterKey Week 2: Less than perfect…

October 7, 2015

“Lord give me patience, RIGHT NOW!”

Have you ever heard that or felt that or seen that in others!

I come from the ‘Polaroid’ generation (press a button, get a printed picture in seconds) and am now learning to accelerate to light speed expectations, keeping pace with the digital generations …press a button on your phone and you capture, color correct, filter with time, date and meta information, GPS located, faces and places recognized, tagged and album filed instantaneously, ready to be sent around the globe to a pre-selected list of ‘friends’… with comments and hashtags, and WHAAAAAT!

The  Master Key experience is a process of growth.  And it won’t all happen on the first day or week or month. I have consciously admitted that I can’t simultaneously begin and arrive. The distance between where you are and where you dream or aspire to be is a space that allows for growth.  A wise friend of mine once taught me the there was no shortcut to playing a musical instrument well. He said, ” You either practice  a little bit each day for a long time…or you practice for hours everyday for a shorter time. ” And the best way to practice the skills needed to play correctly is to have a master teacher.

Practice doesn’t make perfect…it makes permanent. Practicing a behavior wrongly creates bad habits. ‘Perfect practice makes perfect’ by installing  good habits in the subconscious. PART TWO paragraph 5 says, “Ease and perfection depend entirely upon the degree in which we cease to depend on the consciousness…for their perfect execution (depends) on the process of the subconscious mind.”

So, I invoke Master Key teachings and directed ‘perfect’ practices and deliberately commit to small steps…and PATIENCE.

At the very heart or core of patience is ‘faith’. Not just the wispy hoping that what you believe is true, but the the active, repetitive pursuit of higher values, thoughts, habits and performance with subconscious ease. The journey of faith witnesses daily miracles.

The journey continues…less than perfect…better than yesterday.

Master Key WEEK 1 Experiences

Thank you.

Thank you for reading my very first Blog Post, ever. This will no doubt be a significant learning experience for me, so I appreciate your kindness in reading these words and thoughts about my experience  in the Master Key MasterMind Alliance,  week 1.

Let me first tell you why I am doing this.

The student is ready…the teacher has appeared. Desire  to grow is primed and the faith to act is abundant. I must act now and the circumstances have aligned for the time to be right. Now, right NOW is the only time in which I can do this.

I want to grow, climb,  claw, scramble and free myself from the rut I have dug for myself. I am tired of wallowing in pity pits and I want to shed the unwelcomed baggage that I have carried too long. Bad habits need to be replaced with good ones that serve rather than sever from the good that is and always has been in my heart to do.

And so I am taking action.   I want to release my creative forces so that I can create value for others and a legacy for my family.

Week One for me has been like trying to run in a swimming pool.  Remember the excitement of going to the beach… Drop your towel on the sand and run for the water… splish … splash… sploosh…whoosh …stumble…tumble and collapse when the legs get knocked out from under you. You surface,  sputtering and wiping salty water from your eyes. The  week one pushback and drag from current habits has been astounding.  I am excited and running towards the water… I wanted to change my behavior to get better results but was amazed at the backdraft of my current habits. It was like falling uncontrollably, face first, into the ocean waves.

The resolve to push through the internal resistance  has been supported by the barrage of assignments and ventures into areas previously unexplored, like blogs and twitter, structured  reading  for principles comprehension and new habit development.  My Mother liked to quote…”That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved“. Ralph Waldo Emerson – I have faith in the wisdom of that statement and know it applies here.

I am praying to find the strength to persist and overcome my inertia and resolved to work as if it all depends on me, because, it does. Guides can guide, but I will do the work. I know it consciously and seek to embed it subconsciously too. That will come with time and process.

I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge and express my sincere gratitude  for the profound support from my family and dear friends who encourage me to reach toward the potential they see in me and which I glimpse myself from time to time.I share this with you.

So, I close today as I began.

Thank You!