This knowledge is freeing – to know that our lives are governed by law and this stability is our opportunity because by complying with the law we can secure the desired effect with invariable precision.

Thought is creative.    Just as the one purpose of life is growth, thought takes form and the law of growth eventually brings it into manifestation.

Any line of thought that you persist in cannot fail to produce its result in the character, health and circumstances of the individual.

Mental habits are difficult to control but it can be done and the way to do it is to use the Law of Substitution – substitute constructive thought for destructive thought.  You must form the habit of analyzing every thought because each and every thought you have will grow and develop and produce fruit a hundred fold.

“Learn to keep the door shut, keep out of your mind, out of your office, and out of your world, every element that seeks admittance with no definite helpful end in view – George Matthew Adams”

One of the most important things to cultivate is your imagination.  It is the mighty instrument by which allows your dreams to be realized.  It is the constructive form of thought which precedes every constructive form of action. As an example a builder cannot build a structure of any kind until he receives the blueprints from the architect.  The architect is Your Imagination.

Objects in the material world are as clay in the potter’s hand; it is in the Master Mind that the real things are created; and it is by the use of the imagination that the work is done.

How do you cultivate the imagination?  Through exercising the mental muscle.

Constructive imagination means mental labor but it yields the greatest returns.  All the great things in life have come to those who had the capacity to think, to imagine,  and to make their dreams come true.

In connecting with Omnipotence through your power of thought and placing yourself in position to recieve this power.  As God is Omnipresent, it must be within you.  All power is within you.  I never understood this before when I heard people say that we already have everything we need within us, that greatness is within us.  Now i understand.  To develop this we must be receptive and this is acquired just as physical strength is gained – by exercise.

It is the Law of Attraction that brings you the conditions, environment, and experiences in life corresponding with your predominant thought.

This is so important to realize.  Real power comes from within.  All power that anybody can possibly use is within man, only waiting to be brought into visibility by his first recognizing it, and then affirming it as his, working it into his consciousness until he becomes one with it.

Successful people make it their business to be have laser-focused concentration on their definite major purpose.  They constantly hold in mind the next step necessary to achieving their purpose.  Thoughts are their materials and imagination is their mental workshop.  In this way they attract everyone and everything they need for their success.



This week is very interesting.  We are discussing visualization, which is the process of making mental pictures or images and the image is the mold or model which serves as a pattern from which your future emerges.  You have to see it to conceive it.


There are no limitations except the ones you place on yourself.


You must make the image clear and concise, hold it firmly in your mind and you will gradually and constantly bring the thing nearer to you.  You can be what you will to be.

It’s going to take work and effort and not many are willing to make that effort.  Be different, stand out, make the effort to change your future.

The first step is idealization, which is the most important step because it is the plan on which you are going to build.  It has to be solid and permanent.  Like an architect or an engineer, you must see the end before a single step is taken.  So picture in your mind what you want, sow the seed, but before you sow the seed you must know what the harvest is to be.  This is Idealization.

I really enjoyed learning this since I had no idea how important this step is.  We are told to visualize but never to idealize first.

As you continue to practice this it will become easier and easier and more detailed.   As the details begin to unfold the ways and means for bringing it into manifestation will develop.

Thought leads to action, action develop methods, methods develops friends, and friends bring about the circumstances and finally the third step or Materialization is accomplished.

If we are willing to follow along the lines of the Great Architect of the Universe, we shall find our thoughts taking form, just as the universe took concrete form.

Continue to practice this daily and you will develop Faith, the evidence of things not seen; confidence and the power of concentration on your purpose.

Thought will manifest in form and only one who knows how to be the divine thinker of his own thoughts can ever take a Master’s place and speak with authority.


Practicing this repeatedly makes it clearer and more detailed.  By focusing on what you want you are using the Law of Attraction.  Whatever you focus on expands and continuous, persistent focused concentration on what you want brings your desire closer to you and is manifested into your reality.


Three important things you must have are:  Earnest Desire, Confident Expectation and Firm Demand.

Concentrate on the things you want, not on the days you do not want.

But realize that this takes work daily and most people aren’t willing to do the work.  How about you?  Will you take the time to do the daily work to make your dreams a reality?

Idealize, Visualize, Materialize


We are constantly building our tomorrows out of our todays.

I sit during my exercise as told by Haanel.  Focus on a picture for 10 minutes and look at all the details in the picture, notice everything.  He says it can’t be done easily.  What’s the purpose here?

Our attention span is 6 seconds.  That’s less than a gold fish.  The purpose of the sit, concentrating for 10 minutes on the picture is to see afterwards how much we can recall.  I never saw myself as a person who notices detail and yet, I was able to recall every detail  of the picture.  I was actually able to sit for 10 mins focused on the picture without distraction, without my mind wandering.

So what is Haanel trying to do here? Hmmm….I think he’s working on getting us to focus on our Definite Major Purpose.  The more focused we are, the more we concentrate on it, the greater the burning desire to make it our reality and the more aware we are of the opportunities that come to us to help us realize our dream.

Attention or concentration is probably the most important essential in the development of mind culture.  The possibilities of attention when properly directed are so startling.  The cultivation of attention is the distinguishing characteristic of every successful man or woman, and is the very highest personal accomplishment which can be acquired.

Compare it to a magnifying glass in which the rays of sunlight are focused – as long as the glass is moved about and the rays directed from one place to another they possess no particular strength ; but once you focus the glass and let the rays be focused on one spot for any length of time, the effect will become immediately apparent.

The same can be applied to the power of thought.  If it’s scattered and unfocused you will not create results.  But focus this concentration on any single purpose for any length of time and nothing becomes impossible.

It’s beginning to come together.  All the things we are doing in the Master Key Program.  I’ll have to tell you more about it next week.

That a man can change himself, improve himself, recreate himself, control his environment, and master his own destiny is the conclusion of every mind who is wide-awake to the power of right thought in constructive action. – Larsen


Everything around us is the result of mind in action.  Everything we see, the house, the furniture, the cars, our cell phone is made by our thoughts and therefore, thought is creative.

Mind is force, energy, power and shapes and controls matter.

You can originate thought and since thoughts are creative, you can create for yourself the things you desire – your reality.


Did you know that 90% of our mental life is subconscious…..our subconscious mind is running our lives and it will solve any problem for us if we know how to direct it.

How do we direct it?  Through our most dominant thoughts.

See we are the result of all the environments of all past generations, of hereditary tendencies, home, business and social environment where  countless thousands of impressions and ideas, other people’s opinions and suggestions have been impressed upon our mind. And we accept nearly all of this with little or no examination or consideration on our part.

We believed from people we trusted, Mom and Dad and teachers and preachers and  others we admired who passed down that information to our subconscious mind and we  internalized it until, “The word became flesh.”

When I read this, it was like a paradigm shift for me again.  Our words and thoughts do matter.  What we verbalize matters.  Declarations…..declare it says the Bible.  God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

This is how we are constantly creating and recreating ourselves….through our words.

We are today the result of our past thinking, and we shall be what we are thinking today.


The Law of Attraction is bringing to us not the things we want, or the things we wish for but it brings us “our own” – the things which we have created by our thought processes, consciously or unconsciously.  Sadly many of us are creating those things unconsciously.  Many wonder why they are not attracting the things they seek.  I know I did as well.  Until I realized that I attract what my subconscious believes.  Have you ever found yourself stating an affirmation only to hear your mind say, “That’s not true.”  That’s basically the jest of it, consciously you think one thing and subconsciously you believe another – that is what you attract.


I further read in the chapter how when we build our own home for ourselves, we carefully plan it; we study every detail, select only the best of materials and yet how careless we are when it comes to building our own mental home which is more important than anything else since we create our reality.  Everything which can possibly enter our lives depends upon the character of the material which enters into our Mental Home.

Again i’m reminded of the the glass…do you see it half full or half empty?


What is the character of this material?  It is what we choose to put in it.  If you choose fear, anger, worry, anxiety sadness, negativity, doubt then that is what you bring into your life.

But if you choose courageous thoughts, positivity, optimism, joy, health, happiness, love then that is what you will bring into your life.


Do you see?  The choice is yours, so the importance of having a mental house cleaning daily and maintaining it clean.  Then our mind is suitable for the making of mental images which we desire to realize.

If you had a rich relative who left you an estate with hundreds of acres of the best land, and on that land there is a mansion decorated with the best of furniture, expensive popular paintings and the nicest luxury cars and all you had to do was assert your heirship, take possession and use the property because to neglect it would mean loss of the property, would you take ownership and claim it?


In the same way you are of divine heredity.  This Infinite Life flows through you – is you.  You are created in His image and likeness and when you realize your lineage you will draw strength from it and take possession of this inheritance that is already yours, it’s within you.

And then I learned that although this power is within, we cannot receive it unless we give it.  We have to use it.  We can choose to be a channel for God to express through us.  It’s the Law of Giving….give and you shall receive.

Create Your Reality


Departure ——–I have certainly left the familiar and entered the land of unfamiliar territory.   I definitely have left my comfort zone but this is so exciting I willingly accept the adventure.


What is this?  “I” am not my physical body?  “I” am not my mind?  What do you mean my body and mind is just an instrument the “I” uses to carry out its purposes?  Then WHAT AM I?

The real nature of the “I” is spiritual and the greatest and most marvelous power which this “I” has been given is the power to think.

Then Haanel suggests, in order to realize your power to accomplish, you should affirm, “I can be what I will to be.”  And since I’m open minded and an earnest student,  I willingly absorb this information and begin using this affirmation 20 x a day.  I soon begin to notice a positive difference in myself.

And then I learned something that really was a shift for me.  Haanel states,

Unless you do this, you had better not start at all, because modern Psychology tells us that when we start something and do not complete it, or make a resolution and do not keep it, we are forming the habit of failure.

We become great starters who never finish anything.  I certainly was falling into this trap.  Thank goodness I was aware and up to the challenge to make the necessary changes.  My new motto?  FINISH EACH DAY STRONG.

IF YOU DO NOT INTEND TO DO A THING, DO NOT START.  If you do start see it through; if you make up your mind to do something, do it;  let nothing get in your way, you are determined, the thing is settled; the die is cast, there is no longer any argument.

This reminds me of one of my favorite scenes in THE Pursuit Of Happiness

So how do I start?  Every year resolutions are broken.  How do I change that?

You begin with small things which you know you can control and gradually increase the effort, but never allow your “I” to be overruled.  Then you will have found the “World Within” which controls the “World Without”.


Then I learn something really beautiful.  That the “World Within” is controlled by the “I” and is connected to God.  Lyman Abbot said:  “We are coming to think of God as dwelling in man rather than as operating on men from without.”   And the Bible states, ‘Know ye not that ye are the temple of the living God?”  Instantly I feel a greater connection to God my Creator and this strengthens my bond with Him.  I am reminded of His love for me.

Here is the secret of power, of Mastery ===> SERVICE. And I am quickly recall Jesus the Great Servant and when he washed the guests feet; we are called to serve, evidence of the outworking of God’s presence within us.

Why is this power?  Because we get what we give.

And what is the first step to self control and self-mastery?

A physical stillness.


In this program we are learning self-mastery by doing certain simple exercises consistently that is creating a New Blueprint of thinking.  I never realized how easy it really is just by knowing and doing a few simple things daily.

I have entered this new world of transformation and I am eager to meet the future Ruby, my true self.

How do you live life?  If you try hard, you get; the little engine that could, I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, I CAN.  It’s already in you; it’s always been in you.  Learn to access that and you become limitless.

To Your Self-Mastery



Everyday I am reminded that thought is cause and the experiences with which I meet in life are the effect.  Therefore, I don’t find myself complaining anymore about conditions as they are because I realize it is up to me to change them and make them what I would like them to be.

you direct your thoughs


Once you understand your power and persist in accomplishing your purpose, you will realize that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to do and your subconscious mind goes to work for you

“in the effort to crystallize thought and desire into actions, events and conditions.”

This is so liberating!

This is so liberating!

The KEY is to first make your actions HABITUAL, then they become Automatic and then it sinks into your subconscious so that it just becomes a part of you and natural.  You begin to do things without having to think about it.  The subconscious mind cannot argue – it only acts.

form our habits

Then I read 3:5 The Solar Plexus has been likened to the sun of the body, because it is a central point of distribution for the energy which the body is constantly generating. This energy is very real energy, and this sun is a very real sun, and the energy is being distributed by very real nerves to all parts of the body, and is thrown off in an atmosphere which envelopes the body.

3:13 It is evident, therefore, that all we have to do is let our light shine; the more energy we can radiate, the more rapidly shall we be enabled to transmute undesirable conditions into sources of pleasure and profit. The important question, then, is how to let this light shine; how to generate this energy?

And I am immediately reminded of a poem 

Our Deepest Fear

by Marianne Williamson

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

let your light shine

“But how do i do that?  How do I let my light shine?”, I ask myself.  The answer is thoughts of courage, power, confidence and hope.  

But the ONE arch enemy which must be absolutely destroyed before there is any possibility of letting any light shine is FEAR.  This enemy must be completely destroyed; must be eliminated; must be expelled forever; he is the cloud which hides the sun which causes a perpetual gloom, which makes us fear everything.  We fear the criticism of the world and this causes many ideas to fail to see the light of day and people give up on themselves and on their dreams.



And my next question is, “So how do I destroy fear?”

3:16  When you find that you are really one with the Infinite power, and when you can consciously realize this power by a practical demonstration of your ability to overcome any adverse condition by the power of your thought, you will have nothing to fear; fear will have been destroyed and you will have come into possession of your birthright.

“The world is harsh only as we fail to assert ourselves.”

Then I remembered when I practiced Qigong – Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe.  I was taught to become aware of an area behind my belly button.  That is where the chi is, or as The Master Key book refers to, the Solar Plexus.  You have a ball of energy that radiates and vibrates and the more you know how to expand that the more you vibrate with energy.  It is here you find you are really one with the Infinite power.


Get busy radiating courage, confidence and power; anticipate success and you will break through barriers and leap over doubt and hesitation which fear places in your path.  You have nothing to fear because we are in touch with Infinite Strength.

Let Your Light Shine Awaken your Sun

Let Your Light Shine
Awaken your Sun

Are you interested in the method?


I leave you with this video.

You Are Limitless,

Ruby C.


Haanel states, “Our difficulties are largely due to confused ideas and ignorance of our true interests.”

This statement is so true.  Ask anybody what they want and the first words that come out of their mouth are things they don’t want.  People are confused with what their true passion is and this confusion leads to quiet desperation.


Haanel further states, “The great task is to discover the laws of nature to which we are to adjust ourselves. Clear thinking and moral insight are, therefore, of incalculable value.  All processes, even those of thought, rest on solid foundations.”

“Concentrated thought is concentrated energy.  Thought concentrated on a definite purpose becomes power.”

Does this sound familiar?  Napolean Hill mentions the same thing in his book Think and Grow Rich.

The ability to receive and manifest this power depends upon the ability to recognize the Infinite Energy that dwells in you, constantly creating and recreating your body and mind, and ready at any moment to manifest through you in any manner.  In exact proportion to the recognition of this truth will you be able to manifest in the world without.

Our subconscious mind, like a benevolent stranger, works continuously for our benefit pouring only the mature fruit into our lap.

Things come easily and perfectly when we stop relying on our conscious and allow our subconscious to guide us such as playing the piano, skating, or the skilled trades.  Have you driven home and found yourself pulling into your driveway suddenly wondering how you even got there?  You weren’t consciously aware, yet, your subconscious remembered your route home.

how did i get here

The conscious mind deals with the 5 physical senses and is able to impress upon the subconscious based on the information it receives and how it interprets this information. In this way it becomes  of the subconscious mind.

“It is this high function which can completely reverse conditions in your life.”

This is awesome!  I am in charge of what thoughts I allow to enter my subconscious mind and I allow the emotion I choose to have based on that thought.  This means my subconscious, aka subby, doesn’t have to know fear, worry and poverty.

“All this the trained conscious mind can entirely prevent by its vigilant protective action.  It may properly be called “the watchman at the gate” of the great subconscious domain.”


Wow, this solidifies that I am completely in charge and responsible for my circumstances in life based on every thought and decision I make.  My subconscious mind relies on ME to guard it from mistaken impressions because it’s only job is to go to work for me to create my reality.

I truly realize how important it is that I be on duty during every waking hour because when I allow my conscious mind to be off-guard during a state of panic, or the height of anger, for example, then I allow my subby to receive false impressions that may take even years to undo.


I now find myself all day being very aware of my thoughts and perceptions.  I visualize myself as a guard dressed in armor standing at the gate as the protector of my subconscious.  I do not allow any negative thought to enter my mind and therefore have noticed I am more calm, cool and collected literally.

I learned that my subby perceives by intuition and its processes are rapid.  It does not wait for the slow methods of conscious reasoning and in fact cannot employ them.

My subconscious mind NEVER sleeps nor rests.  Every time I plainly state to my subby specific things to be accomplished it immediately and automatically sets forces in motion that lead to my desired result.

I think Bruce Lee had it right when he said


Haanel further states, “Those who have learned to trust the subconscious find that they have infinite resources at their command.”

The subconscious mind is the Seat of our principles and our Aspirations.  In order to reverse any false belief you know longer want to have you must use a strong counter suggestion, frequently repeated, which the mind must accept thereby forming new and healthy habits of thought and life, new neural pathways.  Subby is the seat of HABIT.  THAT WHICH WE DO OVER AND OVER BECOMES MECHANICAL AND NO LONGER AN ACT OF JUDGEMENT BUT BECOMES NATURAL.

This reminds me of Scroll 1 from Og Mandino, “I will form good habits and I will become their slave.  For it is another of nature’s laws that only a habit can subdue another habit.  As I repeat the words daily they will seep into my other mind, that mysterious source which never sleeps, which creates my dreams.”

Be the Watchman at the gate of your Subconscious,

Ruby C.



On the 1st page, the introduction to the Master Key, what I realized is that the Master Key is about  me.  I have the power within and am in control of my conditions, events and situation and therefore, the Master Key is You as well.


Haanel states, “You need not acquire this power;  you already have it.”

There is not anything outside of you or something separate from you that resolves your circumstances.  You have the power.  It is your responsibility to use it.

“The world within is governed by mind.  The world is a reflection of the world within.  A majority of mankind lives in the world without; few have found the world within, and yet it is the world within that makes the world without; it is therefore creative and everything which you find in your world without has been created by you in the world within.”

Bob Proctor says, “Thoughts are things.”  What we focus on expands.  By the way, what kind of person are you, The Glass Half Full or the Glass Half Empty?

thoughts are things

You are the master of your destiny.  You can influence, direct, and control your own environment.  You can make your life what you want it to be. – Napoleon Hill


focused attention

At the end of the chapter we are given an exercise to sit perfectly still – no movement whatsoever other than your natural body movements such as of course breathing.   I quickly learned the goal is to train your brain. It is A mental exercise in which I realizes how many distractions the body or brain throws at me.  It is during this sit that I am learning to focus and to have self-control.

The only thing we have real control of is our mind.   Through the daily reading and exercise I found myself more focused and becoming the observer of my thoughts.  Because I am aware that thoughts are the cause which manifest that thought into an effect in my outer world, I now watch every thought more closely.  If I catch myself even beginning to have a negative thought, I quickly become aware of it and stop it and make myself think of the right thought I want to have based on the circumstances I want in my life, my outer world.


I am being trained to see something through the end – FINISH STRONG.  Finish every day strong – Mastery is what we seek. Ive learned through the Greatest Salesman, Scroll 1, that to have success I must form the HABIT of completing that which I begin and to repeat a specific thing over and over so that it becomes a habit, so that I not only am consciously aware of it but so that it becomes engrained in my subconscious mind so that it becomes a part of me as natural as brushing my teeth without thinking about it.

finish strong

We are in control of our circumstances and that makes you responsible.  My confusion was always what about when something happens like a death of a loved one or a tornado that suddenly hit, where does that fit in?  What I realized is that there are circumstances out of our control.  However, we can control how we think and how we choose to allow that circumstance to affect us or how we respond.  That choice affects our outer world, our circumstances, and therefore we are in control of our world.

When something happens do you panic or do you look at the situation with a calmness and accordingly make your plans for what you have to do to get yourself out of a situation.

dont panic

I learned that  because we are created in God’s image, we are connected to him and to his consciousness.  Just like a single cell in our body is, on it’s own, a specific cell, together all our cell’s form the person.  In the same manner we are all our own individual and yet a part of our creator.  Through that connection we have a Fountain of Infinite supply.  We send a thought to the universe and the universe sends it back to us to manifest through us into our lives.



In the Hero’s Journey the next thing after call to Adventure is Assistance.  The Hero needs help from someone wiser or with knowledge.  As my assistance I have my designated guide, my mentors and the Mastermind.  I want to Discover my Self.  I seek clarity of my Definiteness of Purpose rather than live life based on people’s approval of what they think I should do.  My guides direct me to become very clear and exact with with my words and well as what I want.  What is your song?  Do you know what the most expensive real estate on Earth is?  It’s the cemetary….of all the dreams never accomplished, songs never played, movies never directed, inventions never invented.

You have a choice.  You are responsible for your own adventure.  It’s a symbolic death of your old self dying so that the New You can emerge.

Open your mind and heart to the life that is waiting for you.  You can bargain away your life or you can create your life.  The choice is yours.  You are the Master Key.

Master yourself

Finish Each Day Strong,

Ruby C.


Hero’s Journey – The Status Quo and the Call To Adventure

In the Hero’s Journey we all are the status quo living in an Ordinary world in an Ordinary life. We get comfortable and live a life of mediocrity never pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone. Yet, I’m not satisfied with Ordinary. I’m not satisfied with mediocrity and so I begin to push myself, to stretch myself to leave the Known. It’s time for me to leave my comfort zone. I have conformed to society and created my cement casing and all these years have been chipping away at it knowing I am capable of more.

My desire is to be the best version of myself, constantly growing, continuously improving, always a work of art. Working as a nurse in a home health facility I am surrounded by the elderly, by the end of life, by death itself. At times I have to be the role of a hospice nurse and comfort my dying patient and do my best to make sure that their passing is as comfortable as possible. I am daily reminded of how short life is. But I’ve been blessed to realize how important it is to LIVE, LOVE, MATTER, to be present in the moment and to live life to the fullest. Once your life is done…..it’s done. There are no do overs, no rewind button. Only a life lived with peace of mind and gratitude or REGRET. I’ve seen my patient’s who have died with regret and let me tell you, it’s the hardest thing to see. My eyes have been opened to see the importance of living life to the fullest, of fulfilling my dreams, my ambitions, my passion, my service to the world right now while I still have time to do something about it. I have made my choice. I don’t want it to be too late for me. What about you? Will you let life pass you by until you find yourself at that point of no return? You’ve been made aware. Don’t waste your days. Don’t waste your life, this precious gift of life God blessed us with.

And then there is A Call To Adventure. I’ve chosen to answer that call.

Here is a short short video, it’s only 3 mins,  that explains who you really are.  It is titled The Golden Buddha Story.

Each of us is Golden by nature. We were born knowing and connected to the truth. Then everything that is our environment including our parents, society, etc started telling us what is right and what is wrong based on their perception and experiences and we conformed to society’s thinking and therefore developed a casing of stone. We lose our true self and forget who we really are and become like the cement buddha until something happens in our lives that breaks off a piece of that casing.  As the narrator states, “The moment you see that Gold, the armor and the concrete will never satisfy you again.”  At this point you answer the True Hero’s Adventure.  I have answered my call.  What about you?  Will you answer the call?  Will you answer Your True Hero’s Adventure?

Today I begin a New Life,

Ruby C.


The Adventure Begins – Today I begin a new life.

Thank you first of all for taking the time to read my blog and for sharing this experience with me.  Time is the most precious commodity and yet you took a part of your day to read this, so many thanks to you.

I want to share with you the start of My Hero’s Journey.   This video will change your life if you let it. https://youtu.be/OkIb2FKEoVM


I’m so blessed to be invited to embark on this journey of the  Master Key Experience – A 6 month transformational journey.  When I was a young child I was unknowingly on this path already and yet as an adult I seemed to have lost my path.  I somehow conformed to society and became the cement.  I have lived a life of quiet desperation, as so many others live, and yet I knew I was created for more so I searched and searched to find my golden self again.  When we make a request, the Universe answers and so here I am.

Today I shed my old skin.  I think it is symbolic that we start in Autumn when the trees begin to shed their own skin and the leaves begin to fall.

I have decided to start by emptying my cup and be neutral, as Bruce Lee says, so that my mind is completely open to receive this information completely unbiased.


Today I will pluck grapes of wisdom and I will swallow the seed of success buried in each and new life will sprout within me as Og Mandino says in Scroll 1 of The Greatest Salesman In the World.

Og Mandino states The only difference between those who fail and those who succeed lies in the differences of their habits and good habits are the key to all success.  Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure.  Thus the First Law I will obey, which precedith all others is – I will form good habits and become their slave.  This week is about forming good habits that will lead us to success.  It is about the repetition and the discipline of doing these things daily and consistently.

And how will I accomplish this difficult feat?  Through these scrolls, for each scroll contains a principle which will drive a bad habit from my life and replace it with one which will bring me closer to success.  For it is another of nature’s laws that only a habit can subdue another habit.

What will I accomplish with these habits?  Herein lies the hidden secret of all man’s accomplishments.  As I repeat the words daily they will soon become a part of my active mind, but more important, they will also seep into my other mind, that mysterious source which never sleeps, which creates my dreams, and often makes me act in ways I do not comprehend.

Well I already knew of the conscious, objective mind and the subconscious, subjective mind but my trouble was how do I get them to cooperate together?  How do I get my subconscious mind, this MYSTERIOUS SOURCE, to do what my conscious mind desires? Here was my dilemma.

And as began reading our Week 1 Lesson of the Master Key by Haanel I began to fill my cup.

Haanel states that the things of the world are fluid to a power within man by which he rules them.  You don’t have to acquire this power.  You already have it but you want to understand it; you want to use it; you want to control it.  Omgosh now I understand all the books I read and the videos I watched, the sermons I listened to.  They all said that we already have EVERYTHING WE NEED.  I always thought, how is that so?

Well, Mind is creative, and conditions, environment and all that we experience in life are the result of our habitual or predominant mental attitude.  Hmmm….W. Clement Stone, Napoleon Hill, Norman Vincent Peale, Brendon Burchard all talk about our attitude being a very important factor.

The attitude of mind depends upon what we think and so the secret of all power, all achievement and all possession depends upon our METHOD OF THINKING.  So it’s about HOW WE THINK.

And how do we secure possession of power?  We must become CONSCIOUS of power and we can only do that by learning that all power is from WITHIN.   So they were right, we already have greatness within us.

The world within is governed by mind and therefore we can find the solution to every problem, the cause for every effect.  It is subject to our control.  So it makes perfect sense now that if you want a life of Harmony then you must have harmonious thoughts otherwise, you have a life of discord and complications.  This means we have to control our thoughts and determine for ourselves how any experience is to affect us.  It’s our choice how we choose to look at any situation and that choice determines our circumstances.  Wow, now things are really making more sense and this is only week 1.  I sit here reading in awe.

So how are we related to the world without – our current situation?  It is by our OBJECTIVE MIND, the Conscious Mind.


And you know what, you have the power to control that!  That’s great news for all of us, but….How?  It is the coordination of these two centers of our being, and the understanding of their functions, which is THE GREAT SECRET OF LIFE.  With this knowledge we can bring the objective and subjective minds into conscious cooperation.

So every thought is a cause and every condition is an effect and therefore, it is absolutely essential that you control your thoughts so as to bring forth only desirable conditions.  Wow, this sentence has opened my eyes to realize how important it is that I am intentional  and optimistic with my thoughts.

This is where my mind was blown away.  Pay close attention to this and let it give you a new perspective in your life.  A majority of mankind lives in the world without; few have found the world within, and yet it is the world within that makes the world without; it is therefore creative and everything which you find in your world without has been created by you in the world within.  The world within is the cause, the world without the effect; to change the effect you must change the cause.  What is the cause?—>> Your Thoughts.

giphy - blown away

From now on I will be more conscious of my thoughts and before making any choice I will ask myself these two questions :

1.  What are the consequences of the choice I am making?

2.  Will my choice bring me and others fulfillment and happiness?

Today I begin a New Life.