MKE Week 3- Two roads diverged in a wood…


                              It was only a week before the beginning of MKMMA, and I was marveling at three distinct occasions that this Robert Frost poem appeared in my interactions. I have not come across this poem in nearly 30 years, so the sudden exposure to it grabbed my attention.

I have been known to mostly travel those roads, grassy and wanting wear. It has not always been the easiest road to choose, especially when there were external influences applying pressure to enter the well-traveled road. As I ponder this from the road I stand on now, however, I can't help but find myself at a newfound set of two roads.


The operations of the mind are produced by two parallel modes of activity, the one conscious and the other subconscious." -Haanel 2-1

As I picture the two roads now, they are the conscious and the subconscious. I have been leading my life nearly exclusively with the conscious mind, creating a map of decision for myself looking more reminiscent of this.

All of my decisions have been based on analytical bets: What is the most strategic path for my best life? What will make me independent? What will make the significant people in my life happy? What is best for myself and my child? What will make me have success? The trouble with this gambling rests with the repeated attempts to make the most of the external… with the external:

I always ignored passions and seemingly unrealistic interests and considered them as hobbies, things to enjoy in the spare time I might gain someday after I have "made it" and I can afford to do something lacking worth. 

What backwards thinking! What a way to watch a life drift by, only to reminisce with regret at the end! As a consequence, I never "made it" but I have learned so much on my journey. All of those steps on the paths I've followed, graciously led me to the Master Key so that from this point forward I know what to do!

"The solar plexus has been likened to the sun of the body… and is thrown off in an atmosphere which envelopes the body.  If this radiation is sufficiently strong enough the person is called magnetic… and may wield an immense power for good." -Haanel 3-5,6


YES!!! I'll follow the sun! And I will allow the experience and guardianship of my conscious mind to serve in its proper parameters. It is liberating to know that, "this center of energy is omnipotent because it is the point of contact with all life and all intelligence," (3-11).  I only need to direct it to accomplish what I desire! Goodbye control-freak tendencies trying to figure out all the steps!




MKE Week 2- And I’m Dumbfounded!


BrainonaScale"The value of the subconscious is enormous; it inspires us…" -Haanel Part 2:7

Once I learned of the Master Key Experience, I have yearned for the program with great expectations. Far be it from my CONSCIOUS assessment throughout that time, that by the second week I would already be reaping the benefits and realizing dynamic changes in the way I respond to the world without! In these mere two weeks, I have:

  • had amazing conversations with my daughter;
  • realized increased levels of motivation to get things done;
  • DONE things I typically have waited for help to do, knowing previously I would lose patience too quickly or have fear of not completing PERFECTLY (perfection paralysis, anyone?);
  • become more creative with meal preparation;
  • found amazing patience with things I've been known to have a short fuse for;
  • begun learning to FEEL, without fear of allowing myself to really FEEL.

This is but a condensed list and barely at the midpoint of the second week! If this was all I reaped from MKE, it would be an enormous change! Yet I have 24 weeks to go, let alone the rest of a life with which to practice all I learn. WOW!

In the past few years, I learned much about my true state of being; that I truly lacked self-love, confidence or a healthy inner world. I learned that all those things I thought I possessed were only anchored to my achievements in physical fitness. I was relying on the cement for my strength as I now know it to be. Once that was all ripped from me, by way of my body beginning to fail to respond to my efforts, all the feelings I had for myself before returned, without  hesitation and with a vengeance.

Nothing made sense. I eliminated possible irritants from my diet and I gained weight. I worked out more and I gained weight. I worked out less and I gained weight. The only absolute ever resulting was, ~say it with me~, I GAINED WEIGHT! This is all very current in my cement. I weigh more now than I have in fifteen years, never mind that I have militantly worked and monitored my diet closely. Heck, I even just ran a 5K, the first in a long time, and placed 6th in my age bracket. Believe me when I say there have been lots of tears throughout this time of trying to sort it all out, gaining weight all the way.

Thankfully my mind is changing and I know with all that I am, that the healing of my inner world will chisel all that needless cement away; first in my thought world, but quickly in my physical world as well. With the help of these truths with which we are saturating our world within, I don't "hope this will help me reverse these physical issues"; I WILL reverse these issues and, clearly, that will be but one benefit amongst many, MYRIAD and life-changing benefits of this journey! Onward and outward!



Master Key- Week 1… Fine Wine Intentions

It’s finally here! I have eagerly anticipated Master Key ever since learning about it from a friend. Here we are!

It is pleasing to begin the disciplines that have proven to change the lives, outlooks and OUTPUTS of so many before me. Today I choose to shed my old skin, my blueprint, which has suffered the bruises of failure and wounds of mediocrity for way too long. It is amazing to find oneself automatically acting in the same way and worse, with the same lifelong internal messages, hoping for a new and different outcome, this time. Perhaps using the brain to do the work of the mind is the fault.

For far too long I’ve devoured the grape skins and pulp, hoping for fine wine results. I have been picking at the scraps while missing the life-giving source within, missing it due to the clogged filter of mediocrity that was all I once knew. No more! No longer will I accept mediocrity, nor will I leave outcomes to chance and wishes. Now I know a better blueprint must be crafted, and I will carefully sculpt it with surgical precision until it leaves no space for the messages and design of old to creep back in. That format has been in place far too long to allow it any crevice to sneak back through once the New Blueprint is complete.

This is my intention. This is my promise. And I always keep my promises!