Week 16 – My Master Key Experience

The Master Key Mastermind Alliance, or as we call it, ‘The Master Key Experience’ is based on and is a study of Charles Haanel’s work ‘The Master Key System.’ But that is not all of it, that is more a framework not the end all be all of the program. It would be impossible to describe this in a paragraph or two so I will share my experience to this point ‘My Master Key Experience.’

Our life is our thoughtsThe outer world is a perfect mirror of our inner world. The circumstances of our life and our situations all come from how we think. Our thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, biases, prejudices, self-talk. I can’t (why?) I’m not good enough (who says?) I’m not big enough, old enough, young enough, skinny enough, fat enough,….//Fill in the blank//  you get the idea.  We have created beliefs from outside input and it is from these beliefs that we act and react.

An immersion into introspection and self discovery.  Painful at times exhilarating at others, insight and epiphanies abound. Time consuming and some times just plain a pain in the…,  Well, I knew this was going to be different, a true experiential happening, not a lecture series to feel like I accomplished and check off my to do list. Yes, self actualization course for the year , Check! No this has been hard work lots of forward progress, back sliding, regrets, rethinking, re-framing, and thinking. Really thinking!

This is not a do the exercise and be done with it class; No, this is grow-learn-tear down-build then grow some more. I am the caterpillar becoming the butterfly over and over again. As I strive to remove the negative and the concrete that has been layered over me for 50 years. Striving to become the once and future golden child inside.

26 weeks seemed like a long time to dedicate to this project but here I am 17 weeks later and I am in awe of the growth and insights I have found already. But I am also now more aware than ever before of what I do not know and how much more there is  to learn and explore. At the end I know this is not over. This is like college commencement I will take the tools and use them to continue to learn, develop, explore, and create myself on my own without the structure or classroom environment. Good thing I have a lifetime to get to know me!

Teacher my head is full may I be excused!

The journey

Master Key Experience

Week 13 – Happiness is a state of mind

“IT will be found that the creative power of thought will explain every possible condition or experience, whether physical, mental or spiritual”  Happiness is a state of mind! 

Thinking is a creative process, in turn Vision and imagination precede all action which will bring the ideal thought about into the physical world. This Our life is our thoughtsis at the same time both obvious and mind blowing! The office building was not there until the architect dreamed it up and wrote it down on paper. First thought, then action of drawing the blueprint. After that was done the next step is using imagination to visualize using the space and by this process refining and perfecting the design. Then it is time for engineering and building.

This is amazing but we don’t think about it, or do not put our awareness on it. But the same process to design a building or a bridge is the same for designing a life! You want to have a particular job = thought; you go to school to get the skills you need for the job/career  and as you do you imagine what you will be doing so you get filled with more ideas of things to learn; you “see” the future and you proceed to create it with the tools at hand.

Have you ever met or been with a person that is unhappy seemingly all the time? They complain that their life is horrible, that nothing goes right for them, that all they do turns to trash. Then you give advice or ask “why don’t you try…” and the answer is “that won’t work” or “Forget it, why bother what-you-think-you-becomeWhat-you-feel-300x300nothing goes my way” then they proceed to give you 5 or 10 ‘reasons’ nothing works for them. They blame society, government, circumstances all beyond their control. Can you see that they have Created their life in their minds! Their Predominant mental thoughts and attitudes have given them exactly what they asked for!

From Haanel line 16: “Thought will bring about conditions in correspondence with the predominant mental attitude. Therefore, if we fear disaster, and as fear is a powerful form of thought, disaster will be the certain result of our thinking.”  I go into that with my Blog post Week 10.

What do you want more of in life? What most of us desire at the base level is to be ‘Happy.’ I have often said to people if you want to be happy then go and be happy but most don’t get it. Happy is an attitude of mind and your attitude is your choice!  If everyone wants to be Happy but looks for it outside of themselves they never seem to find it. They say I will do this to make me happy and then they find it is lacking and not what they thought, it did not make them ‘Happy.’Cause of Happiness

We have already talked about Emerson’s “Give more to Get more from his essay on compensation. We will get exactly what we give, but we must give it first! Therefore, give happiness and you will become happy! Here is what Haanel says in line 22: Giving is simply a mental process, because thoughts are causes and conditions are effect; therefore giving thoughts of courage, inspiration, health or help of any kind we are setting causes in motion which will bring about their effect”

So the question is asked “How do I build my attitude so that I can give Happiness?” Good that you asked 😉 on this page look for the “7 Days to a new you” and sign up for it. This challenge, if you will, is the foundation for creating a positive and giving attitude. Let me know how you do!

If you will build your attitude so that you are happy you will become a channel, a conduit for the universal whereby the infinite can bring about the realization of your desire. But remember you must be positive and you must give! The world loves a joyful giver!


Merry Christmas!