Master Key Quest

Journey to the Master Keys


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Week 5 Still with the RESISTANCE?? What’s up with that!

Wow week 5 – has is been that long already?! Here I am! An interesting thing happened to me this week. You may recall that last week I quit giving just 90% to my Master Keys journey. Then it turns out that this week is my toughest week thus far!!! Toughest not because I am giving it my all; toughest because this week was my biggest thought stretch week.

I struggled with writing my Press Release. Before you jump to the conclusion of knowing what this might entail; let me just say that, it might not be what you are thinking. In the Master Key journey, our Press Release is special. It is actually an interview with our future self at a time when we have attained a certain level of achievement in our statement of Definite Major Purpose (DMP). It’s a totally cool concept! Cool as it is, I’m hear to tell you; I really had to dig deep.

To make matters worse I kept seeing all these comments where my fellow MKMMA students were celebrating the positing of their Press Releases…and still I had not written one single sentence! I refrained from sneaking a peak at their releases to ensure originality…but Thursday was slipping past me fast!

What was my sticking point? I didn’t get it. I kept reading the assignment and going back to my webinar notes. Still nothing. Finally I went to MarkJ’s press release. I had read it several months ago and it is fabulous – of course. I understood the task at hand, so what gives????

Then, as I was scrolling through the Alliance area to see if I was alone in my struggle, I was grateful to see a comment where one of the Certified Guides was advising a student to “go back to her sit and trust the process”. OK well I have been sitting. In fact, I have been more than sitting. I spend my thinking time flat out, relaxed I might add, on a yoga mat – getting nothing here – hello? But 100% means I “go back to my sit and trust the process”. It’s 11:00pm on Thursday – almost the Witching hour (ok that was totally for the Halloween effect LOL ) so back to the mat I go.

A few minutes on my mat and it hits me like a ton of bricks! I am asking myself the wrong question!!!! Ah ha! I got the right question….WHO IS INTERVIEWING ME? Guess what? Instantaneously, I got the ANSWER too! Thank you, Subby! The flood gates open and my Press Release interview washes over me! Yippee, time to get some ink on the paper! Keep an eye out for my Press Release. You won’t be disappointed, I promise. 🙂
Einstein - the right question


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Week 4 What do you mean “just QUIT!!”?

Up to this point my Master Keys journey has been “manageable”. Manageable is defined as the act of managing; further defined as the ability to direct, to control, to carry on, to cope with, to direct affairs, to succeed. I use this word specifically because this has been the nature of my journey thus far. I have completed assignments, participated in webinars, spent time sitting perfectly still learning to control my physical self, time thinking to control my thoughts and a host of other activities that require a serious commitment. I knew all of these things would be required when I committed to begin this 26 week journey. I knew it would take time each day. I knew I would be mentally stretched in ways I have never before experienced. But what I never expected was my reaction to reading the Master Keys.

At the beginning of this weeks studies, we learned that 100% of those on this journey would quit in Week 4. What do you mean QUIT?!! What he means is that each of us would either literally quit the journey by deciding that we are not ready OR we would quit giving just 90% of our effort to the journey. So immediately I thought, “Oh well in that case I quit! I am managing the journey just fine so I am going all in on this journey!”

Well Week 4 really “ups the ante” in our daily activities. Its not that we have more tasks added, this is the time to make these same daily activities have more weight or relevance to our real lives. Of course I am prepared for the work, after all I have made the commitment.

However, here is where this journey took a turn for me. You see, I love to read. I read a lot. I read all kinds of topics, all kinds of media – some even with video that can be quite moving. Well let me tell you, this weeks Master Key reading had me on the edge of my seat! My heart was pounding as I devoured every single word. There were questions answered that have been in the back of my mind for my entire lifetime. Some of my favorite scripture came flooding over me. As I looked around my office, I am amazed that these are very same scriptures I have written on sticky notes all over!

If ever the phase OMG was ever appropriate, it is now! I get it! I get why I must keep my commitments. I get why this time of trial in my life (which has gone on far too long) has created such growth in my spirit. I get why I have held firm on changing my career path. I get why my entire life has been about seeing the good in all situations. I get why I truly love people so much!

NOW I am ready for the rest of my journey. I QUIT! I quit just managing. I always keep my promises. Let the journey being for real!!


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Week 3 Psst… Want to know your Super Power?

The other day I was playing a chasing game with my 3 year old nephew. As we’re wearing out the living room carpet, I noticed his hands were squeezed into tiny little fists. When we stopped to get a drink, he took the cup between his clenched fists. I wondered how much of the water he would pour down the front of his shirt?

So I asked him to open his hands to hold his cup, but he insisted, “I can’t Aunt Bobbie!” Well of course I knew he could, but he was off and running, fists tight as ever. OK now I was really curious. I called him over and asked him, “JJ, what are you squeezing so tight in your hands?” With enthusiasm that came all the way from his little feet he exclaims, “It’s my Super Powers!!!” “Oh of course! Silly me!”, I replied matching his enthusiasm. With a huge smile he was off and running again!

You see when we are 3 years old we KNOW we are invincible! It only takes a few years of conditioning and insisting that we conform to acceptable standards. Then there is a moment in our early years when we become susceptible to criticism and begin to question ourselves. Eventually we fall into line and surrender our Super Powers.

Now let’s add the multitude of media sources competing for our thoughts every moment to our fear of criticism. The result is world of people with scattered thoughts that are not even their own!! We talk about focus, but we have never learned how to focus. It’s like our lives are a plate of all of our favorite foods. Let’s say we want to put salt on one, just one, of those foods. So we tip the salt shaker and the salt shakes out all over everything around the food that needs the salt. The salt is completely scattered and may even ruin one of our other favorite foods! We think we have no choice over where the salt goes because this is how we were taught to use the salt shaker!

Funny thing is…today we are taught to use our mind the same way! Our thoughts are a scattered mess getting all over everything and ruining some of our favorite things in life. Ironically, we think we have no control over our thoughts.

I have great news!! This week on my quest, I learned that we ALL can learn a new way of thinking. Last week, I committed to the daily mind exercises of the Master Keys without prejudice or questioning, trusting my guides. Haanel writes, “But we shall find that there is a vast difference between simply thinking, and directing our thought consciously, systematically and constructively; when we do this we place our mind in harmony with the Universal Mind, we come in tune with the Infinite, we set in operation the mightiest force in existence, the creative power of the Universal Mind.”

Psst….This is MY Super Power!! This is YOUR Super Power!! You see, we all have a Solar Plexus. It’s the brain of our subconscious mind. Haanel goes on to teach us what it is like to REGAIN our Super Powers! He says, “But the man who knows that he has a Solar Plexus will not fear criticism or anything else; he will be too busy radiating courage, confidence, and power; he will anticipate success by his mental attitude; he will pound barriers to pieces, and leap over the chasm of doubt and hesitation which fear places in his path.”

Want to know the best part??? Wait for it…

Although it took years to beat our Super Powers into submission, Haanel gives us in the Master Keys a clear path to “Direct your effort to a realization of the mental resources, always at your command, from which all real and lasting power comes.” And the Master Mind Alliance guides are our Super Power Mentors! Holy cow – are you getting this??? Time to suit up! Tune in next week as we learn how to get off the ground!!Super Hero within


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Week 2 – The journey has begun!

Last week I committed to being like the tree in my front yard that embraces the change of season by digging into The Master Keys journey. What an amazing journey this is going to be. I must say that I feel like I am welcoming back an old friend. A more mature friend with much more to show me this time around!

I first began to explore the journey into my own mind as a young girl growing up on a farm. My Dad also owned a construction business which created chores and responsibilities in addition to the normal kid stuff of school, sports and hobbies. One of the greatest gifts of my childhood was a positive attitude and the ability to think for myself. I remember my Grandma telling me to “set my mind to it”, what ever “it” might be at the moment. My Grand-dad never seemed to worry about anything. He just got things done everyday, after all, tomorrow is another day. My Dad, who has always been a huge influence in my life, passed these wonderful gifts on to me.

One such gift has been of tremendous value over the years involving problem solving. It would go like this: I would try to find a solution to a problem or situation for a while. If I couldn’t work it out by the end of the day, I would give the assignment to my “brain” to work on over night. Then come morning, never fail, I would have a solution. I never really understood how it worked, I just knew it worked.

This mastermind journey of The Master Keys holds the answers to this lifelong mystery! I am digging into this material wholeheartedly. I can hear the echos of my childhood as I study every day. I feel a rush of excitement as I connect past achievements to habits of right thinking and tapping into my subconscious mind. Equally exciting is the revelation that by allowing wrong thinking and the unfortunate events of recent years to pollute my subconscious mind is the manifestation of my current situation!

As I commit myself to the daily exercises without prejudice or questioning, I see the road unfold before me. It is like learning to drive all over again. I’ve decided to take the road less traveled.  Although I have driven off the road a few times, the support of my guides and the fellowship of the mastermind alliance is steadfast and encouraging and down right exhilarating!!  Stay tuned! This is going to be an amazing ride!