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Week CW22: The Master Key Experience – Three GREAT Reasons to Find Out About the MKE


20121026_science_lists_c_embed_3Time to be blunt. Many of you have asked me to keep you informed on the next MKMMA Experience, so here are some great reasons to stay tuned.

Can you answer “NO” to the following questions?

Is that all there is?                  NO!

Have I found my purpose and passion?                        NO!

Is my Success Ladder up against the right wall?                              NO!

Am I at home in my skin?                   NO!

Is my future self my best friend?                        Hell No!

Do I find joy in simply being alive? Not really….

Is that all there is?             No.

But you can change that if you want to.

You are reading this because there is a voice deep within your heart, whispering to you…. “NO”.Make the Most of Yourself - EmersonThat’s your heart refusing to accept a life of quiet desperation. You are hearing the Herald’s Call to Adventure, crying out to be heard, to be seen, to be recognized, to be encouraged, to be developed, to be set free.

REASON #1: That voice from deep within your soul wants an opening to be found through which the real YOU can break through, break out, and dare to live the life you are destined to live. You are already on your Hero’s Journey, on the way to becoming the Hero of your own life, but in order to return with the treasure, you need mentors and Guides along the way.

REASON #2: A Personal Guide… Now That’s a GREAT reason to choose the Master Keys! You’ll not only have a one-on-one Guide [maybe even me!], but an entire team of people dedicated to you discovering you, and manifesting your life purpose and passion.

REASON #3: Discovering your Life Purpose and Passion. [I know. I know. You are asking yourself, “Life Purpose and Passion? Who the heck has time for THAT?” I hate to be the one telling you this, but that’s another great reason to choose the Master Key Experience.] The MEANING of life is to find your gift. The PURPOSE of life is to give it away. Therein lives your passion, that which breathes oxygen to your soul.

BONUS REASON: No one succeeds without an authentic Mastermind, which is NOT anything you have ever seen or experienced, regardless of who marketed that course to you. As a member, you’ll learn what an authentic Mastermind is, and how to put one together.

So be a VOICE, not a whisper. The MasterKey Experience e launches in 15 days. Scholarships are limited, so if you are ready to discover your greatness, and live into the dreams of your heart, then get yourself on the Early Bird List NOW!

AND, It only costs a $1.00 to reserve your spot once we launch.

See you in September!


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Week CW21: My Master Key Experience – Resurrection


Slide12For two years, I’ve been writing about The Great MKMMA Adventure, and what an adventure it has been. The word which best describes it is Resurrection,

How did I come back from the dead? I answered the Herald’s Call, embarked upon my Hero’s Journey, and became the hero in my own life.

What was that Herald’s Call? It was restlessness deep within which gnawed at me relentlessly. For years, decades, I ignored it, until it seemed I would die if I did not break out into something….else… but exactly what that something else was or would be I could not seem to grasp.

And THAT, my friend, is the essence of why I picked up the gauntlet thrown down before me, Sword in the Stone 2and set out upon The Master Key Experience. As Gandalf once said, ‘All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.’, and I decided to journey into the abyss of my greatest fears and either vanquish them, or die trying.

Some would say that a 61 year young woman should accept ‘things’, but I said, ‘NO’. I’ve got another 50+years to live, and I wanted to LIVE those years, not sleep walk through them in Zombie-dom. What is it that makes my heart sing? I had to know.

Energy medicine: I’d studied it for almost 20 years, investing thousands of hours and dollars learning how to use the laws of energy to heal. I remember telling my husband after my first exposure to it “I think this is why I am here.”, but I did nothing with it. That was a life pattern. As a result of the Master Key Experience, I now have a practice, and clients who are experiencing event_101280752healing of conditions as varied as chicken pox, poison ivy, hiccups, liver cancer, depression, and PTSD….the possibilities are endless. AND, I also obtained my certification to teach and regularly teach classes. What really makes me laugh, though, is that on all the ‘personality tests’ I have ever taken, I am an EXTREME introvert. People who know those test results cannot figure out how much fun I am having as I make presentations introducing Pranic Healing and while teaching the workshop! It’s a BLAST!! I think it’s where my inner ‘Robin Williams’ gets to come out and play. Who knows! But it shows! And I love it!

Chronic Happiness: People who met me always thought that I was happy. That was the result of what is called ‘Home Training’ in the South. Courtesy involves smiling pleasantly, being kind in both action and demeanor, and thinking of others. In other words, I had ‘the training’. As a Reunitedresult of the Master Key Experience, I have burst out of Courtesy into Happiness! Happiness incessantly flows forth from my innermost being! JOY is a great place to live! How did this transpire? I mastered the tools and skills of being self-directed, and embraced my inherent power to decide what to do with the time I am given. I have the power to choose. So, I choose Happy! It’s good for my health.

I’ve given myself the gift of freely giving myself to others. There was always a “Danger, Will Robinson” gatekeeper between me and all the people in my life. That faithful, loyal Protector Robot now has a new job. As a result, more and more opportunities arise to share knowledge, skills, experience, and wisdom. One of those is as a Certified Master Guide in the #MasterKeyExperience. Empowering others to create the desires of their hearts brings tears of Joy to my eyes. I cannot express the richness of this blessing.

The Master Keys Experience saved my life by giving me the gift of discovering who I am and why I am here. The GIFT is possible because not just one person, but an entire team of people dedicated themselves to my discovering my life purpose and passion. They did not tell me who I am. They guided me, and then guided me further as I dared to give that Self a voice, and permission to be. It was a resurrection from a life of quiet desperation to being vibrantly alive.

I’ve invested well over $100,000 on self-help and professional development workshops, courses, books, etc…. Mention any of those trainers/programs, and my reply is “Been there. Done That. Bought the T-Shirt. Sold a few.” The Master Key Experience is different in these three important ways:
1. It is a journey of Self-Discovery – you ARE the Hero of Your Life! No one tells you what to think, or how to think.
2. You truly become “The DECIDER” for every aspect of your life. And you get to hang out with tons of other people who are the Deciders in their own lives. Personal Responsibility is a BLAST!
3. You have a personal Guide [maybe even me! I’m a Certified Master Guide!] and a team of people dedicated to your successful navigation and completion of your Hero’s Journey

Of course, there was a downside…..
1. Course Requirements to keep your Pay-It-Forward Scholarship included Twitter, Facebook, and blogging…….none of which I had ever done and none of which I ever wanted to do.
2. You’ll have to hit the RESET button on your life’s schedule. It’s does take time to do the work. How much time? About the equivalent of 1 week of time over a six month period.
3. Changing is hard work…hard mental work…and requires both commitment and dedication.

Today, I don’t consider ANY of those ‘downsides’, but if you are considering the #MasterKeyExperience for yourself, you might start out that way. I so hated the whole IDEA of the first one that I created a pseudonym for the first year….So when you see Valeska Harraud….that’s really me.

OH! One more thing. The Master Key Experience is not for sale at ANY PRICE. Last year’s members have already paid your way, IF YOU QUALIFY! To see if you do, you will have to invest $1. All candidates who qualify for a Pay-It-Forward Scholarships will have to meet requirements to maintain them. They are awarded on a first come, first qualified basis, so Hop on the list and


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By doing so, you’ll be notified of the application dates 2 days prior to the general public.

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Week CW17 – The Great MKMMA Adventure – Then It Happens


king-arthur-and-the-holy-grailYou know what you want. You have answered the Herald’s Call to Adventure. You have seen the vision of the song of your heart. You have been faithful to the mundane, to the routines of the journey, to the habits that have kept you true to your path, that have guided you ever closer to your destiny. Apparent blockades and obstacles mean nothing to you.  You view them as opportunities to express your creativity and ingenuity. You actually perk up with playful curiosity now when you see one, knowing it is either a mirage or a chance to look at life from a new perspective, that whatever ‘IT’ is, it is there for your benefit.

Then it happens.

A wonderful something that is close to the desires of your heart, but not the perfect manifestation of it. You think, ‘WOW! This is fabulous!  It’s almost exactly what I’ve been envisioning! Maybe my vision was off.”, and you move forward to take ‘It” into your life.

Then it happens.

Roadblocks of a different kind. Delays. Lack of communication. Stonewalling. Feeling off the journeybalance, off your stride. More delays. What has been effortless now becomes a strain, difficult, and frustrating.

Then it happens.

You wake up. You recognize that you are ‘settling’ for less than the embodiment of your vision.  You choose to release “It”, turning away from that choice, that decision. You reconnect with the song of your heart.  Once again, life is effortless.  The Habit of Happiness permeates your world. And another door opens, leading to the exact manifestation of the vision of the song of your heart.  You realize that the Morning-MistUniverse lovingly allowed your first plans to fall apart.  You laugh out loud at the distraction which stole bounce in your step as you walked your daily path. This time, the roadblocks dissolve before your eyes, evaporating just as the morning mist dissolves in the light of the sun.  Everything comes together perfectly, effortlessly. Each morning, another idea comes to you as you sit in your Sanctuary, an idea that accelerates the process and moves you closer and closer to the desire of your heart.

You laugh at yourself and your world.  Life truly IS good when you are faithful to those mundane little routines that changed your life.  Thank God for the Master Key Experience.  There’s nothing like it.

Are you curious as to what those habits are that will bring you to the fulfillment of your life purpose and passion?  They are the Habits and skills of the Master Key Experience. The next journey begins in September.  You cannot buy it.  You CAN get on the ‘Short List’ for a Pay-It-Forward Scholarship!  If that sounds good to you, leave your name and email below and I’ll make sure you get a ticket to ride!  You’ll also receive a valuable workbook: The 7-Day Mental Diet!  You truly CAN Change the World in 7 Days!

See you in September!

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Week CW14: The GREAT MKMMA Adventure – Yoda, Is That You?


blackOne of the most successful brands of all time, and NOT because it is the story of Luke Skywalker, but because it is the story of every man. It is your story. It is mine. We are born to greatness, to fulfill a unique purpose, to make a contribution which can only be made by each one born. America’s Founding Fathers recognized this truth when they penned the Declaration of Independence.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Happiness, to the founding Fathers, was the freedom to discover, develop, and deliver their life purpose, their passion, their unique contribution to their communities and the world.  They recognized that Happiness arises only from this.

yodaIt is the Hero’s Journey. No one can take it alone and live. That’s why Luke Skywalker had not one, but two Guides: Obi One Kenobi and Yoda. Who are yours?  In the Master Key Experience, you have a Guide, and your own ‘Rebel Army’ working on your behalf behind the scenes!  You already possess every thing required for living into your greatness.

Do you have what it takes to vanquish the Death Star deathstar_jpg_w300h265within you that is stopping you from living a life of passion and purpose, of significance?  The answer is ‘Yes”.

What is possible for you?  The answer is “Whatever your heart desires.”

There are hundreds of Hero’s Journeys to explore, journeys wherein ordinary men and women answered the cry of their hearts to dare to embark upon this path of self-discovery. Read a few of them. Decide if you want to write your legacy adventure. Set yourself up for a scholarship by subscribing below, then listen to the voice of your heart speak to you as you listen to this Hero Maker share his heart with you.


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Week CW12: The Great MKMMA Adventure: Becoming Samurai Sam   

Observation includes Comparison, one petal, one flower, to another.

Observation includes Comparison, one petal, one flower, to another.

I just read a wonderful blog by James Clear which beautifully illustrates the power of observation.  I relished the truth of what he shared, and my heart overflowed with gratitude for MKMMA. Self-Mastery includes mastery of the way of Observation, and forsaking the way of Opinion. I recalled scenes from The Last Samurai wherein Katsumoto, informs Col. Algren that “The perfect blossom is a rare thing. You could spend your life looking for one, and it would not be a wasted life.” Can you observe at that level?  If you could, how would it serve you?

Another critical skill mastered in the Master Keys is the identification of your DMP, your Definite Major Purpose. Not only do you identify it, but you are taught the skills to create it, to bring it into your reality as the life you live.

Courage - Doing the next Right Thing just because it is the right thing to do.

Courage – Doing the next Right Thing just because it is the right thing to do.

What drives you?  What is it that could cause you to LEAP out of bed each day with ENTHUSIASM, eager to get going? Samurai live the Bushido Code, two characteristics of which are Courage and Justice.

Are you doing Justice to your life purpose, to the desires of your heart? Do you have the Courage to do so?

The Master Keys is your Hero’s Journey. When you answer the Herald’s Call, you say “YES” to

being the Hero of your life, to becoming a Samurai. At that place and time, you are filled with promise and possibility. We, like Katsumoto, are, in essence, asking you,Destiny do  “You believe a man can change his destiny?”, and like Algren, your inner most heart whispers back “I think a man does what he can, until his destiny is revealed.”……and then you wonder, will the Master Keys reveal mine?

In the Master Keys, you develop new habits, the habits of living a successful life. Algren describes the Samurai’s daily habits, saying       “They are an intriguing people. From the moment they wake they devote themselves to the perfection of whatever they pursue. I have never seen such discipline.”

Discipline, in this context, means focusing on what matters, on what makes a difference in your life. Distractions Not Allowed!

As a Master Guide, I am a Samurai, for the meaning of the word Samurai is “to serve”.  Everyone connected with the MKMMA Experience is there for one purpose, and that is to serve each member as they boldly step into their greatness.

The Secrets to your Success are within you. It is our work to frame your experience in such a way that you discover your magnificence, refine it, and express it.  As Dr. Seuss would say, “Today you are YOU, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

In the Master Keys, you are privileged to meet your new best forever friend….YOU!!  The You God created you to be. Of course, we get to meet you as well, and to celebrate the emergence of you.

You can get a head start on the 2015 Cohort and change your life in 7 Days when you leave your name and email below. I’ll make sure you are at the front of the line for the Samurai Pay-It-Forward Scholarships being awarded!

It’s Your Hero’s Journey, the Only Journey worth Taking…and the only Story worth Telling.


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