Master Key Experience Week 4 – Wow!! Guess What I Just Learned

I don’t think much more needs to be said.  This clip is from a Star Trek: Next Generation episode called “Transfigurations”.  I feel like the man going through the metamorphosis and my old cement habits are the aliens trying to stop me from completing the journey.  But with the help of some kind and committed people and a systematic approach to making lasting personal change, I know I can do it.

Mark said that I won’t learn to overcome fear, that fear will just disappear.  What a liberating thought!!!

To go from “fearful victim” to “fearless victor “!!!!

This is my lifelong dream.  To be what Abraham Maslow termed a “self actualizer”.  A person who is driven to become all that he can become.  This the highest level of development on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs.


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God bless all who are joining me on this journey.

Peace and Kindness,


Master Key Experience Week 3-Holy Cow!!!!! Asleep at the Wheel

78% of American workers say that they are living paycheck to paycheck!!! (CNBC)

67% of American workers hate or resent their jobs!!!(CBS)

Probably, judging from my peers and work associates, basically all of America except me (since I was preoccupied with my MKMMA assignments) knew immediately about the massacre in Las Vegas.


What do you think the topics of discussion are for the average American?



Marital issues

Hate my job

The Democrats suck

The Republicans suck

Everyone agrees Trumps sucks (I have no opinion here)


What am I going to do this weekend and who’s bringing the alcohol?

The Master Key System Part 2 scared the crap out of me…..kinda like one of those looks my dad used to give me when I screwed up.


2.16  The subconscious mind draws just and accurate inferences from premises furnished from outside sources.  Where the premise is true, the subconscious mind reaches a faultless conclusion, but, where the premise or suggestion is an error, the whole structure fails.  The subconscious mind does not engage in the process of proving.  It relies on the conscious mind, “the Watchman at the Gate”, to guard it from mistaken impressions.


OMG, and people wonder why the same stuff keeps happening to them.  When someone asks me why something happens to them, I give them an answer I borrowed permanently from Wayne Dyer.  Dr. Dyer when posed the question, would always reply, “Things like that seem to happen to people like you.”  And he’s right.  Things like that always do and always will continue to happen to you because you’re asleep at the wheel.


After reading section 2, I have difficulty watching many of the tv shows I used to watch just last week.  The messages are horrible.  The music I listen to also has harmful lyrics and messages.  What is especially bad about tv and music is that our conscious mind is turned off so the messages go straight to the subconscious!!!


My conversation are…..well….lets just say they need to change too.  I have tried to engage others in a discussion about positive topics or their dreams and plans for the future……how sad that most have no positive dreams or goals.  Thank God that some of the people I am around are younger and they are going to school and advancing their degrees.  They have goals and a positive outlook.  But social media, especially in a crisis, dominates their thoughts.


My heart goes out to the families affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas, but as I reminded the young people I work with, tragedy is a daily thing somewhere in the world.  Only by raising our collective consciousness will we be able to affect it.  Fixation on gory details and fear is not the answer.


Imagine 1 billion self directed individuals who are actively focusing on love and kindness and keeping a vigilant guard on their subconscious!!!  Would this be the tipping point that drives change throughout the world?  I hope so.  I guess I’ll just start today with little ole me.


The Bible in Deuteronomy 30:19 says “This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses.  Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.”


Are we choosing or letting our choices by made for us……or worse…….is no one choosing?!?!


I am reminded of a bumpersticker I saw many years ago that read, “If God’s your copilot, change seats!”


I am beginning to think the whole world is sitting in the back seat of a car hurtling through time and space on its way to nowhere.  I am giving God control of my car through my conscious choices and we are going to work together for life!


No more asleep at the wheel for me!  What about you???  Join me??


Peace and Kindness,


Master Key Experience Week 2-Well Begun is Half Done

Week 1 is in the books.  It has been a week that I can look back on in the future and say, “If I was able to follow through on my promises in week 1 with all its challenges, then there’s no reason why I can’t get it done today!”   That’s the beauty of a challenge….it helps you to grow strong and shape your perspective.


Don’t tell anyone, but, I love school.  If getting degrees paid well, I would be in school all the time.  But unfortunately, or actually fortunately, the world expects you to produce.  But I am enjoying the grind.  A popular saying today is, “Embrace the grind!”  I don’t think I want to see this as a grind because then it will become one.  I prefer to see this as a journey.  A 26 week journey to change.  Almost as if I planted a cherry tree and over the next 26 weeks it will grow, mature, and finally yield thousands of beautiful pink blossoms (Can you tell I have just finished watching  The Last Samurai?). Throughout the movie,  Katsumoto is searching  the cherry blossoms for the perfect blossom, as a metaphor for searching for the perfection within himself.  At the end, as he is dying, he sees thousands of blossoms filling the air and realizes that they are all perfect.  They are all perfect! They are all perfect! Just as we are all perfect.  We are all perfect, yet still incomplete.  Our job is to work with God and let Him complete us.


What a liberating thought.  No longer do I need to judge others and their actions.  They are perfect, yet incomplete.  My job is to play whatever role God has given me in their life for however long I am there.


Wayne Dyer once said, ” You can choose to be right or you can choose to be at peace, but very seldom are they the same thing.” How many fights as a young married couple ended in bitterness and damage to the relationship because we had to prove we are right instead of opting for peace and harmony.  In lesson 1.10 Haanel writes,”Harmony in the world within means the ability to control our thoughts, and to determine for ourselves how any experience is to effect us.”  I think a corollary to this is that harmony in the inner world depends on who is running it.  Are you letting your Ego run it?  Or are you letting your higher self?  The self that is responsible for seeing beauty and love.


From here on, in every situation, I choose peace as my state of mind and kindness as my action.  Thank you God for the opportunities to exercise my new mindset.

Master Key Experience Week 1-The Journey Begins

The last few days have been a little rough.  Car repair challenges, health challenges for myself, my wife, and my oldest daughter, and technology challenges just to name a few.  Started my readings last night and oh boy, what a struggle.  Everything in me wanted to go to bed.  I was exhausted, but geez I couldn’t fail on day 1!!!  I told myself that if I wanted my Quan, then I was going to have to put the work in.  But seriously, how much work was it really.  So I got out my iPhone and I timed myself.  It took 12 minutes!  I had spent 35 minutes debating with myself that it really doesn’t start till Monday so I can skip tonight.  I told myself that we are starting anew.  I am going to be more selective in making commitments because I am a man of integrity and I keep my commitments.  So, I better not be so frivolous in making them in the first place.  I made a commitment here and I was going to keep it.  And I did…….go me!!!


But seriously though, no one will debate that we are the sum of our habits in every area of our life.  Our health is the sum of our health habits.  Our relationships are the sum of our past relationship habits.  Our career is the sum of our work habits.  I think you get the picture.  It is the reason why rich parents usually have rich kids, because they pass those wealth habits down to the kids.  Does heart disease really run in families or do heart disease promoting habits run in families?  After 30 years of studying health and nutrition, I believe it is mostly habit related.


I have a nasty habit of justifying not keeping my commitments and procrastinating  (can I get an Amen?!?).   So I need this course.  No one else in my 50+ years on this planet has said to me that they would teach me how to control my thinking and overwrite those old destructive habits with new goal achieving, dream realizing habits.  You see we all know what to do but the chains of conditioning wrought over years of being asleep at the wheel of our conscious mind has created a prison. Now don’t get me wrong, I have read over 300 books on leadership, personal development, and success but I have never seen an actual course designed to get to the root of the issue……your subconscious mind.  Most books I have read talk about basically strong arming your subconscious, well guess what……it don’t work!!!  Everyone who’s ever smoked when they were stressed, joined a gym and never went, or ate Haagen-Daz when they where depressed will testify to the fact that your subconscious is way ahead of you.  It is over before it starts.


The journey begins this morning in earnest.  Good Luck to everyone in the Master Key Experience.