Week 25 Living in the Flow


Very early on in the master key, we were given the four promises to repeat every day.   These promises are based on the law of giving and receiving from “The Seven Spiritual  Laws of Success”.   I have been thinking allot about these four promises lately.    I thought it would be helpful for me to write down some of the ways I realize these every day.

1.  Wherever I go, I will bring a gift.  It may be a compliment, prayer, trinket, flower… but I promise that I will give something to everyone I encounter.

How will I do this?  I smile.  I look in their eyes.  I say their name.  I listen to what they have to say.  Yes as is suggested I give a compliment.  I send them a prayer and a blessing.  I send them light and love.  See God in everyone.

2. I promise to be a grateful receiver of the gifts around me… noticing nature, kindness, smiles, and compliments, which I gladly receive with a “thank-you”.

How can I do this?
One of our exercises in the Master Key system was the Franklin Makeover.   It was a method to bring words and feelings to our awareness.  The reason we learned is that awareness is the beginning of change.  It was called R2A2, which means recognize, relate, assimilate, and apply.  It is a process of picking a word and seeing noticing it every day for a week.   In this, you document the times that you see it.  I can bring this again into my awareness by doing this with the words… nature, kindness, smiles, and compliments.  Then as the promise states I can say thank-you, again for each time I notice these words.

3) I promise to give the hope for joy, affluence, kindness, and love with every encounter, regardless of the brevity.

How is this done?

Haanel gives us a key to this.

I think on this.  I connect with my higher self the All That Is.  I spend time seeing every encounter.  I see the hope for joy I am sending out.  I see the person affluent.  I feel the love.  I am excited for the love in and around my encounter.

Every night before I sleep I will say this blessing for my encounters.  I will say it in the morning when I awake.  In times when my mind is idle, I will direct my thoughts on these things.   When I encounter others, I will see this blessing.  I will be excited for the person and the love, affluence, joy in around them.

4) I promise to give without expectation of re porosity from the channels I enrich because I know that I am in the dynamic flow of giving and receiving.”

I always keep my promises. 

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Week 24 What Would the Person I Intend to Become Do Next

I am sharing some pictures this week from my master key experiences.



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Week 23 – A Live Wire

Extraordinary and Limitless

In the past few weeks, I have found the Haanel material profound. He calls the concepts marvelous and I would agree.

Haanel tells us that the more conscious we become of our unity with universal mind the less conscious we are of limitations. When we let our limitations go then we are free.

 Mark is always challenging us to ask ourselves questions… One in particular we have been using is

 “What would the person I intend to become do next?”


When we realize… when we understand…

Haanel goes on to state,

“When we realize these facts concerning mind we understand how we may bring ourselves any condition by creating the corresponding conditions in our consciousness,

  • because anything which is held for any length of time in consciousness,
  • eventually becomes impressed upon the subconscious and
  • thus becomes a pattern which
  • the creative energy will wave into the life and environment of the individual.”

Again, the question comes back to me

“What would the person I intend to become do next?”

No Limits

Oh and by the way, Haanel asks us to think big!


“Speak to Him, thou, for He hears, and spirit with spirit can meet,

Closer is He than breathing and nearer than hands and feet.”


“Speak to Him”  you are in touch with Omnipotence

Ask yourself

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Week 22 – Cleaning Up Your Kitchen and The Center of Your Head

Cleaning UP Your Kitchen

Have you ever decided that you wanted to make a good dinner for yourself and as you went into the kitchen, it was a mess? Maybe you forgot to clean it up… or maybe someone else messed it up. Whatever the cause it certainly delays on maybe even destroys your motivation to cook. Given your enthusiasm for the project, you probably cleaned the counters overall making the space ready for your project.

 The Center of Your Head

The same is true for the internal you. I learned about the “Center of Your Head” from my friends and mentors Jim Self and Roxane Burnett.

The Center of Your Head is the world within we are learning in the Master Key System by Charles Haanel.  It is a different way to experience it.

 “When you attempt to make attempt to make decisions, solve problems of design something delicious while sitting in a place that is cluttered and dusty or filled with other people’s opinions, you can get confused and lose your motivation or creativity. Before you can be and effective creator and a Master thinker, you must first clean the “Center of Your Head” and make it yours.” “Spirit Matters” by Jim Self and Roxane Burnett

 They go on to explain how to find “the Center of Your Head”. You need to locate the exact center of your head. The explanation on how to do this is in the following excerpt from the book “Spirit Matters”.

 “When you first begin identifying the Center of your Head, you may need to use your fingers. Close your eyes and place the index finger of each hand above and slightly to the front of each ear. Draw an imaginary line between your fingertips.

 Now move one index finger to a point in the center of your forehead and the other directly behind your head. Draw another imaginary line.

 Notice where the two lines intersect. This is the exact location of the “Center of Your Head”.

 During your sit go to the Center of your Head” and try it out. Go there and clean it before you meditate. Imagine a mini trap door to sweep all unwanted thoughts and people out of your special space. This is your power center.

A Place of Power

“As you practice sitting in the Center of your Head you will experience a stillness and ebbing away of stress and noise. Balance returns to your mind, body, and emotions.  This is a place of power, for when you are still and balanced, with your attention, focused and uncluttered, decisions are sharper, creations are fuller and solutions are clearer. Making business and life decisions while sitting comfortably in the Center of Your Head will be stress-free and accurate.” Jim Self and Roxane Burnett

I find this technique extremely helpful. I work to live from my power center the Center of My Head. Sometimes life happens to me and I get off kilter. As I review the experience, it is always because I moved away from the Center of My Head.

It is all good.  I know that I cannot do it wrong as long as I keep working at it.

You can learn more about Jim Self and this teaching at Mastering Alchemy.

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Week 21 Wonderful Power of Concentration

Master Key Part Twenty

Once again, the master key lesson this week was thought provoking. The only word I can think of to describe it is amazing. My favorite parts included Haanel’s comments on spirit and power, thinking, and inspiration. I would like to share my favorite quotes out of this lesson by Charles Haanel.

 Spirit is You

Haanel teaches us at our essence, we are spirit. Our power comes from this recognition.


He goes on to state that as long as you remain oblivious to the power you are a beast of burden for those that do think.

Haanel states that “those who recognize their power; those who know that unless we are willing to think we shall have to work, and the less we think the more we will have to work, and the less we shall get for our work.”

Thought is creative vibration and the quality of the conditions created will depend upon the quality of our thought, because we cannot express powers which we do not possess.

We must “be” before we can “do” and we can “do only to the extent to which we “are” and so what we do will necessarily coincide with what we “are and what we are depends on what we think”


“This “breathe of life” is a super conscious reality. It is the essence of the “I am” It is pure “Being” of Universal Substance, and our conscious unity with it enables us to localize it, and thus exercise the powers of this creative energy.”


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Week 19 Finding Joe

This week I watched the movie “Finding Joe”.

It is a story about Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey.  The one story in all stories. In its simplest form, the hero’s journey is where you take a journey, find yourself, come back better, and share it.

The movie points out that we are these stories.  This is our call to action to a transformation process. The challenge for us to listen to the call, separate from the normal, experience an initiation, and then return.

This challenge for us is in all stories.  Since this message comes to us in stories, the message is rich and entertains us.

If we do not listen to the call then we have no transformation.

We optimize our potential only if we have the courage to listen to the call.  Are you a tiger hanging out with sheep?

“The hero’s journey for me is to having the courage to look inside yourself and ask…. What am I here to do?

What am I most passionate about in my life?

What are my greatest gifts?

How do I give them to the world?”

Brian Johnson

 The definition of bliss is complete happiness.  The definition of excitement is a feeling of eager enthusiasm and interest.  An excited state.  A state of higher energy than ground state.

What do you need to overcome to follow your bliss and excitement?

Well you will need to watch the movie to find out.

The choice is yours.  The choice is always yours.

Go find your story.

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.” Mark Twain

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W18 – Life is a Journey

This week I am expressing my MKMMA experiences with pictures and quotes.

Please leave a comment and let me know which one is your favorite and why.  ;o)


“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh


“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ― Rumi

“Never dull your shine for somebody else.” ― Tyra Banks

“Being thankful for and celebrating what is attracts more of what can and will be.” ― T.F. Hodge

“The end is not the reward; the path you take, the emotions that course through you as you grasp life - that is the reward.” ― Jamie Magee, Embody

“To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson

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Week 17HJ – Overcoming Adversity

Recently we watched a video with Aimee Mullins. We were challenged to think about how she demonstrated the principles we are learning.

Aimee’s Story

Aimee Mullins was born missing fibula bones in her legs. She had both of her legs amputated below the knee won her first birthday.

Aimee never let this distract her from being remarkable.

Olympic Goal

When Aimee was in college at Georgetown, she made up her mind to be a competitive runner. She had always been very athletic but had never run.

She went to Boston to run her first race and she won. She then set a goal to compete in the Paralympics.

She was able to elicit the help of the George Town track and field coach by calling and asking for his help. She did not know that Frank Gagliano is one of the country’s most respected track and field coaches.

Frank had never coached an amputee and Aimee had not been coached. They created a mastermind. Frank coached Aimee every day during his lunch break.

Frank was impress and suggested that Aimee join the George Town women’s team.

She competed against able-bodied athletes in NCAA Division I track and field. She was the first amputee in history, male or female, to compete in the NCAA. Aimee went on to set world records in the 100 meters, 200 meters and long jump.

She was selected to represent the US in the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta. She did not win a metal. In fact, she came in last.

Olympic Reflections

At first, she wondered why she went through all this effort to compete in the Paralympics to lose.  After contemplating, she realized the importance. In her words,

“The achievement was getting there.

  • The fact that I set my site just a year and three months before that on becoming an Olympic athlete…
  • The fact that I asked for help…. How many people gave of their time and expertise…

That was the collective glory that there were 50 people behind me

joined in this incredible experience of going to Atlanta.”

I apply this philosophy to everything I do… sitting back and realizing the progression how far you’ve come this day to this goal.

 It is important to focus on a goal… also recognize the progression on the way there and how you have grown as a person.

That is the achievement, I think, that is the real achievement.”

 Aimee has gone on to be a fashion model, actor, and speaker.

She consistently challenges existing paradigms of

disability, physical beauty,  and ability.

Master Key Applications

 Aimee set her definite purpose and developed a plan to get there.

She elicited help of others and created a mastermind.

She did not let anyone deter her.

 She exhibited the four habits;

  1. A definite purpose backed by a burning desire for its fulfillment
  2. A definite plan, expressed in continuous action
  3. A mind closed tightly against all negative and discouraging influences including negative suggestions of relatives, friends and acquaintances
  4. Friendly (mastermind), alliance with one or more persons who will encourage one to follow through with both plan and purpose

I learned allot listening to the following video. I hope you enjoy this too.

Each one of us is unique.  Each one of us is a reflection of the divine. We constantly improve, grow, and we can dance.  ;o)

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Week 17 – Spiritual Power

Mark told us that it was all going to come together in week 16 and 17 of the Master Key System. He was right.

You will draw to yourself that which you most persistently think about.

Charles Haanel’s message is clear and beautifully written.  The follow are excerpts directly from this work that highlight my learning.

The power to create depends entirely upon spiritual power; there are three steps

            • Idealization

            • Visualization and

            • Materialization

When we consciously realize a condition, that condition will eventually manifest in our lives. It is therefore evident that in the last analysis thinking is the one great cause in life.   By this method, we take our fate… out of control of chance.

 Constructive Thoughts

The form of the thought depends on the mental image. A clear, bold, image that has depth and dominance is the desired form.

The quality of thought depends on substance. If woven with feelings of vigor, strength, courage, and determination, it will have quality.

If the thought is impregnated with feeling, it has vitality.

Thoughts that have clear form, quality, and vitality are constructive. This gives it life. It will expand, grow, and be creative. This will cause it to attract to itself everything necessary to complete development.

 There is a key point that Haanel brings up.

Haanel states that to realize your desire you must have it in your heart, mind, and emotions.

To realize you must know that you are worthy of good and expect the best.

Mark calls it giving yourself permission.


If you wish to bring about the realization of any desire, form a mental picture of success in your mind. Consciously visualize your desire. In this way, you will be compelling success.

Visualization is a form of imagination. This process of thinking forms impressions on the mind and these impressions in truth form concepts and ideals. They are the plans from which the Master architect will weave the future.

Desire and Concentration

All mental discovery and attainment are the result of desire plus concentration. Desire is the strongest mode of action. The more persistent the desire, the more authoritative the revelation. Desire added to concentration will wrench any secret from nature.

The method of concentration is to become so identified with the object or your thought that you are conscious of nothing else.

Remember that fundamentally the subconscious is omnipotent. There is no limit to the things that can be done when it is given the power to act. Your degree of success is determined by the nature of your desire. If the nature of your desire is in harmony with natural law or universal mind, it will gradually emancipate the mind and give you invincible courage.

Thought can be turned within where it will take hold of the basic principles of things,

the heart of things, the spirit of things.

When you get to the heart of things,

it is comparatively easy to understand and command them.

Always concentrate on the ideal as an already existing fact; this is the germ cell, the life principle that goes forth and sets in motion those causes, which guide direct and bring about necessary relation with eventually manifests in form.


Go within…

Know you are I AM,
See your hearts desire,
Feel it,
Concentrate on it…  knowing it already exists


Take charge of your thoughts. You can do what you will with them. Plato

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Week 16 Spreading Kindness

One of our assignments this week is to focus on kindness everyday. We are doing two nice things everyday without getting caught.  We are learning that what you focus on expands.

I should say we are experiencing first hand… how what you focus on expands.

It is an amazing experience.

This week, I wanted to share three different stories of kindness that have changed lives.

Lone Ranger Angel

Thomas Weller has been helping people his whole life. It all started when he was stuck in a snowstorm and someone saved his life. He has been giving it forward ever since.

In his own words,

I’ve been called the Lone Ranger,and I’ve been called an angel more times than I can count,

but, I’m no angel!

When you help somebody else, you help yourself. And, it’s … real gratifying.

Listen to his story.

Thomas Wheller

Source: NPR Storycorps


The Birthday Project

Robyn Bomer decided to give back on her 38th birthday.

The Birthday Project’s goal is to create a shift in the way people think about and celebrate their birthdays and other milestones. Rather than making the day all about themselves, participants spend the day serving others. The idea came when Bomar spent her 38th birthday doing 38 random acts of kindness—one for every year of her life. The seemingly miniscule acts ranged from feeding parking meters, to handing out balloons to kids shopping with their parents, to rounding up carts in a store parking lot.

She completed a random act of kindness for every year of her life!!!  She started a movement. Many now have followed her example… like Nicole MacPherson on her 25th

 Home Cooked Turn Around

Yelitza Castro cooks dinner for homeless on Saturday night. This all started as an idea from her daughter. She make her guests feel welcome and at home. Her kindness has completely turned around lives.

Listen to her story.

Yelitza Castro

Source: NPR Storycorps



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