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Week Seventeen: The Great MKMMA Adventure – Chickens and Eggs: Man’s Search for Meaning


rosie-chicken-and-eggsmallWhich came first? The Chicken or the Egg?

Probably the first existential question asked of us.

Chickens come from eggs, so the egg had to come first. BUT, Eggs come from chickens, so the chicken had to come first.  But………

When I move into my new house, I’ll be happy!

When I get a big raise, I’ll be happy!

When I buy my dream car, I’ll be happy!

Does that mean that the house, the money, and/or the car CAUSE me to be happy? For some, the answer is yes, and for those people, happiness is easily stolen from them.  How do we internalize happiness, peace, and harmony such that they become who we are?

Happiness, peace, and harmony are the fruit of right thinking, for As a Man Thinketh, so he is.

Happiness, peace, and harmony are always options for us to choose, regardless of external Find-Beauty-Card_PinWheelDesigns_Etsycircumstances. Once you own this and make it part and parcel of who you are, you are invincible. Setbacks, obstacles, life’s challenges and hardships, even the loss of someone you love, have no power to harm you, for you possess and use the freedom to choose, everything.

Dr. Viktor Frankl, a Jewish psychiatrist in Hitler’s Germany in the 1930s was imprisoned in Auschwitz. He developed a definite purpose, that he would live through this nightmare of death and destruction, no matter what, so that the story could be told.From early 1942 until late 1944, transport trains delivered Jews to the camp’s gas chambers from all over German-occupied Europe. At least 1.1 million Jews, Poles, Romani an Sinti, Soviet POWs, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, and young Germans who disagreed with Hitler died at Auschwitz in the gas chambers. Countless others not killed in the gas chambers died of starvation, forced labor, infectious diseases, individual executions, and medical experiments.

What would be your chosen response in the face of all of that?  This was Dr. Frankl’s”

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

Viktor Frankl mastered his thinking, and lived. He understood the power of thought as cause, and of all else as effect. He saw in himself and in the guards the human potential, maintaining the vision of what is possible, and thereby freeing what is best to come forth.

Thought as cause. Authentic Strength. Authentic Power. Authentic Living.

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The next Master Keys begins in September.

It’s your Hero’s Journey to Mastery of your Thinking, to Mastery of Being at Cause in your life. Put yourself at the top of the list for those eligible for Pay-It-Forward Scholarships by leaving your name and email below. You’ll receive the 7 Day Mental Diet as a free gift for doing so, and be able to begin your journey today.

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Week Fourteen: The Great MKMMA Adventure – Riding the Wrath of the Storm

"The Tempest" by Kelly Murphy

“The Tempest” by Kelly Murphy

In The Wizard of Og, there is written an ominous statement: “I persist and develop my skills as the mariner develops his, by learning to ride out the wrath of each storm.”

I thought back to the Magellan’s Voyage of Discovery, and to the Straits of Magellan, one of the most treacherous of all marine passageways.

Journeys of Discovery – Isn’t that what each of us is doing in the Great MKMMA Adventure?

Magellan was considered a traitor to his native country of Portugal for embarking upon a voyage for the King of Spain. When we fundamentally transform our hearts and minds, some people in our lives do not our ‘future selves’ coming into their ‘present reality’. People don’t like change.


Shipwrecked by the Old Blue Print

One of Magellan’s ships, the Santiago, was lost in a sudden storm. Fortunately for these mariners, they were close to shore and soon rescued by their comrades.

Perhaps the Santiago was piloted by the likes of Wormtongue (the Old Blue Print), who would rather see us scuttle our ships than continue the journey.

Another ship, the San Antonio, commanded by Esteban Gomez, deserted in the night upon entering the Straits. They chose to turn back rather than face the unknown dangers of their destiny.

I Persist Until I Succeed

I Persist Until I Succeed

I know that I wanted to turn back many times. Unlike Gomez, I persisted until I succeeded in riding out the wrath of the storms raging within my consciousness. I had the knowledge of my power, the courage to dare, and the faith to do. Fidelity to the fundamentals birthed new peptides and built neuro-pathways until the ship of my mind was manned by the love and desire required to guide me to safe waters.

It took 28 days to travel the 600 kilometers of the Straits and emerge to onto the ocean Magellan named Pacific.

We are in the middle of our Great MKMMA Adventure…. These 28 days determine our future. Will we be like many of Magellan’s crew who mutinied or deserted the expedition, or will we be amongst those who persist until we succeed?

And what happens if we quit?


Those who refuse, or turn back from, the Call to Adventure doom themselves to this.

The mutinous captains were executed…. drawn and quartered, their bones left to the  elements.

Emerson tells us “The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.”

Once we embark upon our Hero’s Journey, even if we quit, we cannot return to the life we once knew. The life of our Divine Self has been birthed and will call to us again and again until we either embark once more upon our Path, or destroy that life within us from which our passion flows.

It’s up to us. We choose, daily.

The short term suffering of being drawn and quartered seems merciful by comparison to a life of quiet desperation.

Persist until you Succeed. Ride out the Wrath of the Storm. Master your Self, your Life. It’s Your Hero’s Journey, the only Journey Worth Taking.

be-a-heroThe Next Master Keys Starts in September, 2015.

 You can begin your self-mastery now, and be way ahead of the game come September. Just leave your name and email below, and I’ll send you The Seven Day Mental Diet, yours free to work with and on while you wait one of the Endowment Scholarships which will be awarded in the next class.

Peace be the Journey!  Looking forward to Sharing This Adventure with you!

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Week Ten: The Great MKMMA Adventure – Wizards and Warriors

The Wizard Brings Magic into All He Does

The Wizard Brings Magic into All He Does

What a GREAT Week!  The Wizard of OG introduces us to Scroll Three: I Persist Until I Succeed.  Haanel reiterates this in Week 10: Only APPLIED Knowledge is Power.  This flies in the face of the thousands of Universities who have engraved across their edifices “Knowledge is Power”…..another of the great lies which enslave the mind and cause men to live lives of quiet desperation.

How did Og Mandino become Wizardly?  Og Mandino became Wizardly the same way Walt Disney, another great Wizard, became Wizardly, through the skill of being a Warrior.

In the face of massive opposition and repeated rejection, Walt Disney persisted.

In the face of haunting laughter of successful men dismissing his drawings, Walt Disney persisted.

In the face of poverty, living in his office on a diet of cold canned beans, Walt Disney persisted.

In the middle of the firestorm of WWII, surrounded by the horrors and violence of war, Walt Disney persisted.

He honed his skill.  Walt did not start out with a clear vision or his passion and purpose. This is

The Warrior Continuously Hones His Skills

The Warrior Continuously Hones His Skills

where the Warrior in him developed. Before Mickey Mouse, there was a life of designing stationary, making program covers for movie theaters, and drawing ads for small businesses in his hometown of Kansas City.   He continuously followed his bliss, experimented, and kept taking one small step at a time, probably totally unconscious of the Warrior Skills being perfected.

That’s the Prize you get from Persistence.

He moved to Hollywood. Mickey Mouse debuted. The rest, as they say, is history.

What does this have to do with The Master Keys, the Great MKMMA Adventure?


It’s a six month journey, and we are not quite half way through.  We are integrating the patterns of success….the sit, the readings, the cards, the movie poster, the shapes… building tens of thousands of bridges across our respective Corpus Callosums [Sounds like something a WIZARD would say as he waves his wand, does it not?], learning to live at Mach speed, reaching escape velocity in our rocket ship which is taking us to the life of our Definite Major Purpose.  We must grow both our Wizard and our Warrior to get to the space of Effortless Creation of the desires of our hearts.

We can do this.

We tell ourselves so 20 times each day.  I [The I AM, that aspect of us that is connected with God] can be what I will to be.

Persistence…. It’s how the knowledge we are studying is applied.  It’s how our Warrior grows into both a Samurai and a Ninja.  It’s how we master Wizardry, bringing magic into our lives once more.  It’s the Golden Key unlocking so much more than we can know.

The Golden Key

The Golden Key

The 2014 Master Key Started in September.

You can get a head start on the 2015 Class with The Seven Day Mental Diet. It’s yours when you choose to be notified of the next Master Key Experience, so please leave your name and email address below.  It’s Your Hero’s Journey, the Only Journey worth Taking…and the only Story worth Telling.

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Week CW 14: The Great MKMMA Adventure – The Dirty Dozen Habits of the Super Successful


Steve Jobs1. Successful Men and Women Have Mastered Mindfulness and Made it a Part of Their DAILY Morning Routine.
The habit of creating mindfulness in your world and making it your set point is an         essential component of a successful life.
2. Successful Men and Women ELIMINATE all ‘B’ Activities
Having a system whereby you can accurately determine whether an activity is an ‘A’ activity, or a ‘B’ activity orders your actions and sets your priorities.
3. Successful Men and Women ACT NOW to complete the ‘A’ Activities.
Knowing HOW to do something, and knowing WHEN or WHETHER to do it are dramatically      different things! They ACT NOW to ‘git ‘er DONE’, and reap the rewards.
4. Successful Men and Women Turn Set Backs into Come Backs!
Mastering a skill set to identify and then mine the gold hidden inside of the obstacles you          encounter in life gives you a critical advantage over those who stop when they encounter a roadblock.
5. Successful Men and Women Go for the BURN!!!
Just as in any work out regimen, the benefit comes in the last few reps. It’s the last few reps that increase strength, stamina, and endurance. As with the body, the mind needs stretching and     exercising as well in order to expand into active creation.
6. Successful Men and Women Trust Their Inner Muse
“Chance favors the prepared mind.” – Louis Pasteur…… Living through your authentic self gives you the ability to trust your instincts when making decisions. The authentic self is the gateway to the prepared mind.
7. Successful Men and Women Choose Happiness
You’ve heard it said that ‘Love is a DECISION.’ Shocking as this sounds, so is Happiness. Choosing Happiness means you know how to process through negativity and consciously restore your inner peace.
8. Successful Men and Women Choose, and USE, Triggers
The Mind is like a Camera, and it is filming the Movie of your life. The movie set uses props of all kinds. It’s a great movie you are living! Can you create a movie for your mind that will sweep the Oscars?
9. Successful Men and Women Keep an Accurate Inventory
You can’t know where you are going if you don’t know where you are. Keeping a Journal keeps you on track. It’s the Ship’s Log of your life, and it’s essential to marking your progress, learning what works, and what doesn’t.
10. Successful Men and Women Have Masterminds.
No one makes it without a mastermind. Most people have no idea of what a REAL mastermind is, or how to use it.
11. Successful Men and Women Seek Feedback
It’s about what works. Edison got material feedback over 10,000 times searching for the best substance to use as the filament for an electric light bulb. Each ‘failure’ was a success in his book. Can you do likewise?
12. Successful Men and Women Succeed Effortlessly
They work hard. They play hard. They are ‘in the flow’ of life. The accept responsibility for what goes right, and for what goes wrong. If they mess up, they fess up and make it right. No blaming or self-recrimination. Harvest the lesson and grow from it. That’s it.

The Great MKMMA Adventure isn’t going to tell you how to make all of these habits your habits.  It will provide you the chance to discover them within yourself.  I discovered all of these within me, which astonished me.


Six months totally transformed my world, and set me on the road to living the life of my dreams. It’s exciting to me that another Master Key Master Mind Experience is forming this fall! There will be endowed scholarships once again.

It six months of hard work and utter wonder.  If you are considering it for yourself, leave your name and email below.  I’ll let you know when the class opens!

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Week CW 9: The Great MKMMA Adventure – Invasion of The Walking Dead


The-Walking-Dead-It was bound to happen in a culture that has rediscovered the “Walking Dead” and is promoting it in movies, pulp fiction, underground culture, and Tele-Vision. Who are they, Really?  None other than the Army of the Old Blueprint!  The Walking Dead attacked in force this week, capturing my mind and attempting to drag it into the underworld where light and life are banned.

The Zombie King sent a reconnaissance force last week. I was at our office, energetically andkingofthedead efficiently managing a new client’s file, requesting records, verifying insurances, entering their information into the EHR system. I felt GREAT about completing all of this the same day the client had their free consultation!  Everything would be ready for his first therapeutic session.  The last step would have been to place the file in the double locked, secure file cabinet. YEAH!!!!!!!

Today, when preparing to see this man, my husband requested the file.  I confidently told him it was in the file cabinet….. except it was not there. I searched the office all morning. The file was never found.  Fortunately, the paper file only contained notes of the records requested and when the file was electronically created.  Being ever vigilant, the Zombie King, Old Blueprint, saw his opportunity and attacked in force.  In the process of searching for the file, I set down my iPhone.  Before realizing it was missing, the battery life joined the Walking Dead’s Army and ceased all communication.  As a result, the Find My Phone feature could not work.

The-Return-of-the-King-Rohan-vs-OrcsThe battle was on in full fury.  Mindfulness vs. Mindlessness. Being fully conscious and present vs. Fear of Loss.  Calm Consciousness vs. Screaming Banshees.  I had Pranic Healing clients, which necessitated the ability to be fully present and in harmony. We had a crisis client at 9pm, also necessitating peace, calm, discernment and wisdom as to what would best serve her.  Who would win?  The Zombie King and his army?  Or the Masterful Mind?

At the close of day, the battle ceased.  I reviewed the battlefield of my mind to check forsoldier-meditating carnage and count the dead.  Mindfulness:  No Losses.  Walking Dead:  FULLY dead, cast into the Abyss, never to return. Throughout the battle, I implemented the arsenal of weapons which, for the last 9 months, I have been practicing daily.  Thanks to the Law of Least Effort, and the Seven Laws of Mind, I executed the tools of The Great Mastermind, Master Key Adventure:  Concentration, meditation, remembering my Definite Major Purpose, adding in the Mind Gym to cement each tool into my current moment if and when needed, CHOOSING Happiness, DECLARING “I am WHOLE, PERFECT, STRONG, POWERFUL, LOVING, HARMONIOUS, AND HAPPY throughout the day.  Calling in the reinforcing elements of the Shapes.  My iPhone, captured by the enemy, was released and safely returned.  The clients were served. The overall energy of the day was peaceful calm.

The Tools WORK, if, and when, you work them.


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