MKE Week 7C: Thinking vs Running

I’ve often laughed by the statement “running around like a chicken with its head cut off”.  As a little boy my grandpa, who lived on a farm, told me they don’t die instantaneously.

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What in the world does this have to do with MKE?

People seem to follow one of two philosophies in life.  Some are runners…some are thinkers.

The runners are often on autopilot, doing lots of things because they formed the habits society inbred in them without knowing why.  Get a good education, get married, get a good job, have a family, try to stay out of debt.  Then when things don’t work out as planned…they often just grow tired and frustrated.  As Thoreau put it in Walden “The mass of men live lives of quiet desperation.”

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Even when things work out well for the runners…at best they are living a life of lucky happenstance, not one based on their unique dharma.  Not a life a choice and growth. It is a life of linear progression, not one of exponential leaps.

But I’ve discovered it doesn’t have to be that way.  Through the MKE we are learning to be self-directed thinkers.

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The advantage of becoming a self-directed thinker (discovering our purpose/dharma, choosing to re-frame our subconscious mind so it is aligned with and supportive of manifesting our bliss) is that we can choose to make the transformational leap into true abundance and the flow.  A life of substance yet driven by least effort.

I”m looking for a life that is less complex, less stressful, yet one of significance in being of service to others.  I sometimes characterize my ideal as “more life…less work” and other times as living a life of “5-day weekends”. It’s not that I desire to avoid strenuous work…just that all effort should be purposeful and directed to a specific end.  Done in a way that I’m enjoying the experience, benefiting others as well as myself.

I’m told that once we make this leap to a higher state of consciousness, in vibrational harmony with Universal Spirit, anything we truly desire is possible.

From Haanel MKS 7/18: “Make the mental image; make it clear, distinct, perfect; hold it firmly; the ways and means will develop; supply will follow demand; you will be led to do the right thing at the right time and in the right way.”

I’m choosing to be able to live a vitalized life on specific purpose…rather than an exhausted one without purpose.

Peace and prosperity be the journey, as the ripples in my wake continue to radiate.


MKE Week 7B: Overwhelm…Or Focus?

I believe there are no coincidences, you notice things at a certain time because of where you are in your journey.  The following, from Roy William’s Monday Morning Memo today stands out as sage insight to me in this moment:

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“I’m just sharing a personal observation:  Urgent things are rarely important.
Important things are rarely urgent.  And learning to tell one from the other
is the key to a happier, healthier, more productive life.  If you and I were to say yes to one big thing each day, and say no to all the little things, how much more might we accomplish?”

I am finding a key benefit of the MKE journey within is that because of the magnitude of things this adds to our daily schedule…we must make adjustments to our routines and truly determine our priorities.  It simply can’t all fit in.

I’m discovering that the choices of what to “sacrifice” are easier and easier.  When one makes the commitment to go “all in” to the MKE and diligently following the exercises, readings and what Mark J calls the “hard mental work”…many of the little daily distractions which previously usurped my day seem so trivial now.  Good riddance, may our paths never cross again!

Being present…in the role of the observer is quite enlightening.  It is one thing to rationally understand that all along subby has been making choices for me.  It is another to start to take notice if these are in my true self-interest or not, and be prepared to use the Law of Substitution to re-frame.  No opinions…really?  Now reject all negativity on our 7-day mental diet.  When my cells are addicted to negative peptides?  Such a challenge.

However, having gone through the process of identifying what my “personal pivotal needs” are and crafting my “definite major purpose”…I have such greater clarity and focus on the important and the trivial.  What could be more important than the opportunity to take conscious control of my thinking and establish aligned blueprints that ensure the 95% of my decisions made by subby on autopilot are productive rather than counter-productive.

I take it from the week 7 webinar we are finishing up with the preamble…and now ready to leave the path previously traveled onto our new adventure.  TALLY- HO!

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Peace and prosperity be the journey, as the ripples in my wake continue to radiate.

MKE Week 7A: My MKE Community

When I read the following passage from Peter Diamandis, it immediately made me think how grateful I am to be part of the MKE Community:

Life is who you go through life with.

You’ve likely heard the saying that you’re the average of the five people with whom you spend the most time. But beyond individuals, the communities you spend the most time with directly and consequentially impact your mindset.

Today, each of us has the ability to search the world and find “our peeps,” wherever they may live on the planet. Our goal should be to find those who dream the same big dreams and believe in a better, more abundant world.

7 weeks ago we started a journey.  I have had prior activity with Mark and Davene J and knew the quality of their training.  So I applied for the PIF scholarship with high expectations.  But the MKE is different in a way, rather than primarily skills training as I experienced in the past, a lot of the benefit I expected to achieve from this adventure comes from the mastermind synergy that occurs as a group of people share their personal insights and quandaries for collective benefit.


I wish to express gratitude with my Tribe and Guides…from the blogs/Polos/Zoom’s we are getting to know where people are in their lives and how the process of becoming self-directed thinkers can elevate our consciousness and empower us to serve others in amazing ways.  I’m choosing to participate as much as I can in these group-think opportunities and it is definitely become a key part of my experience.  So cheers to Peter’s insight…and so happy to have found “my peeps”.

Peace and prosperity be the journey, as the ripples in my wake continue to radiate.

MKE Week 7: Empowering Subby with Vivid Direction

I now realize that a core principle of the Master Key System is to empower one’s subconscious mind with vivid, purposeful, self-directed guidance.

Consciously directed or un-directed on autopilot, subby is working 24/7 to manifest whatever is in my blueprint to become my reality.   To date…mine has been running on happenstance software that probably has been full of viruses and lacks consistency and harmony.  Yes, I’ve put in some specific desires along the way, but also a bunch of inconsistent crap that has just shown up.  No wonder my life, while blessed, isn’t as I desire it to be…my “guardian at the gate” let all kinds of strange stuff in.  Now, through the MKE that is starting to change.

An analogy from the world of art.  I’ll admit that I don’t “get” modern art.  I look at this and don’t comprehend anything other than interesting shape and perhaps pleasing colors.  This may well represent the blueprint that my subby has been working from.

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On the other hand, one glance at realistic art and it is easy to comprehend a destination, perhaps someone’s dream home on the ocean.  To someone who would love to spend their carefree days in this idealistic location…it’s easy to understand.  It’s easy to project a day of bliss smelling the salted air, hearing the gulls, being bathed in warmth by the sun yet refreshed by the cool ocean breeze.

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Which of these styles of art do you believe will have a higher chance of impressing the subconscious mind in a way to generate a specific desired outcome?

All the work of consciously idealizing my DMP and visualizing my bliss is about creating something specific for subby to work on that will please me.

Peace and prosperity be the journey, as the ripples in my wake continue to radiate.

Week 6I: Imagining a Future Based On the Foundation of LOVE

Reading GS Scroll #2 is interesting in that every situation/option available can be perceived better based on LOVE.

We must utilize our IMAGINATION to create the future which we crave.  I’m learning to use a pair of rose colored glasses to be the new lens through which I perceive the world as well as the standard by which I will evaluate my thoughts/actions.

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This framework will make choices easier.  And also consistent with the Blueprint Builder: “I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice, therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all who it affects.”

I appreciate the definiteness of this statement in Scroll #2 of GS: “If I have no other qualities I can succeed with love alone.  Without it I will fail though I possess all the knowledge and skills of the world.”

Peace and prosperity be the journey, as ripples in my wake continue to radiate.

MKE Week 6H: Abundance Consciousness

I know it to be true that abundance surrounds us, the question is whether we perceive it or not.  If we don’t perceive it…or don’t put out the effort to capture/control it, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.  Just that its availability doesn’t impact our lives.

Some people have a scarcity mindset and will not believe in abundance if they trip over it.  My POV is that until we have a specific desire…the means to achieve it is irrelevant so we don’t notice it.  However, with abundance consciousness, when we have a burning desire and an expectation that the means will appear…the scent of possibilities. waifs in the the air.  A well trained nose can track it down.

In other words, it’s all about mindset.  At higher levels of consciousness we become aware of things we did not notice before.  Expect more good, we’ll get more good.  Sadly the opposite is also true.


Abundant resources, especially money are just a means to an end.  I don’t desire a pile of cash.  I desire the security in knowing that my bills will be paid and I won’t go through the stress of doubt at month’s end.  I desire great experiences and enjoying life with people I love.  I’m not used to extravagant luxuries and do not crave them, especially things which seem to only  matter to people trying to impress others.  That’s not me.  But I do enjoy fulfillment of my cravings, as other successful people do.  I characterize this as Lifestyle Freedom.  I’m on my way toward it.  As I learned from Mark J…”the world is perfect, just incomplete”.

I crave things that hold special meaning, especially things I’ve worked hard for over time.

As an example…last year I had success in a NWM company and met the criteria for a car bonus.   Look in a busy parking lot and one would never know which if any of the hundreds of cars are an award for specific accomplishment.   Except mine.

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I’m a marketer at heart and decided when I achieved this recognition that I’d celebrate and share my joy by wrapping the car.  It clearly stands out and shouts to the world “look at me!”

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On the back trunk lid my saying is “Your drive to Financial Freedom should be in the car of your dreams.”   The new license plate which arrived after this photo was taken is “free4me”.  Believe me, driving this car in this way has two special advantages:

  • First and foremost…every time I get in the car I’m reminded that effort and persistence yields rewards, we make out of opportunity whatever we choose.  I feel joy to know that I DID MY BEST.  Driving this car is testimony.
  • Second, as you can probably imagine, it leads to interesting conversations.  People stop me in the parking lot and want to know about my car.  What an opportunity to give them a Framed Firelighter and set an appointment.  And because everywhere I go I’m advertising…I can write off the whole expense.

The point is not to brag, but to demonstrate the abundance that is available to us all, if we are willing to adjust our mindset and do the work to manifest our desires.  Abundance consciousness is a critical part of the equation.  One starts to be aware of abundance when you notice it within first.

As Haanel says in MKS 6/18: “The man who looks within instead of without cannot fail to make use of the mighty forces which will determine his course in life and so bring him into vibration with all that is best, strongest and most desirable.”

Peace and prosperity be the journey, as the ripples in my wake continue to radiate.


MKE Week 6G: Seizing POWER That Has Been Dormant Within

It is a wonderful experience when you hear a quote that you have heard dozens of times before, but now it takes on new meaning because of my present context.

You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.

Glinda – Wizard of Oz

I’ve watched Wizard of Oz so many times. Glinda is a the “good witch of the South” explains why she didn’t tell Dorthy of the power of the ruby slippers before she went through the perils of seeking out the Wizard in Oz.

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It comes down to experience and perspective.  We only discover and should use the awesome power within once we have clarified our true purpose and ensured it is in harmony with good for all.  At that point, what seemed impossible becomes simple.

Just like Dorthy, we are on our own Hero’s Journey to discover our own lesson of Oz, so we can return home again with newfound insight, a new blueprint and the ability to use our formidable powers in magnificent ways.   I CAN BE what I WILL TO BE.

Peace and prosperity be the journey, as the ripples in my wake continue to radiate.