Week Twenty – What has Value to each of us?

The value of a penny.

The value of a dream.

The value of your soul.

The value of your life.

Haanel said in 20-2: “You may have all the wealth in Christendom, but unless you recognize it and make use of it, it will have no value; so with your spiritual wealth….”

Matter exists because of mind. I am because of the conscious thought and value my parents placed at a point in time some time ago. My value has changed because I let it change. I have not changed. I am made up of the same mix of DNA and molecules as the day I was conceived.

So what changed?

Why is it that………….One day I am working corporate America and making split second decisions; coordinating contractors, subcontractors and machinery; quickly and efficiently keeping engineering, geological and mathematical logistics ………………Then ………… too quickly……….it is all Gone…………along with it is my ability to perform the simple task of telling my foot to raise eight inches and walk up two steps to get into my house or hold a pen in my hand.

My DNA didn’t suddenly change. I was still me. The same spirit in the same shell of a body.

So what changed?

Our exercise this week in Master Keys was to concentrate on the fact that “In him we live and move and have our being”…..that I am because He is….to learn the secret between Good and Evil….between Light and Dark…………..And in the end having succeeded in this exercise we will have found a solution to all of our problems. Problems concerning physical, financial or environmental.

So what had changed?

Perhaps I lost sight of what was important, truly important. I allowed the Dark to gain power and existence/ reality than it does. Perhaps I let my financial situation; the fact that I lost my job because of the financial decisions of someone else; over power what was important. Perhaps I gave the lack of a penny more value than I gave myself, lost sight of my dreams and aspirations.


If a shiny new penny sits in the middle of a parking lot and no one picks it up to spend it does it have value?


What of our dreams that lie silent in our mind never spoken, drawn, or written; never shared?

Alaena's snowball

Thinking deeply about this gives a whole new twist on phrases like, “Take matters into your own hands”.


Today I drove up to take my bike out of storage after winter.

Spring is here, the sun is shining, the weather is warm and I Thank God everyday that not only can I walk but,  Yes!  I can ride my bike. ( almost as good as that little chameleon).

Love, Laugh, Give Thanks, Smile, Hug someone, Ride a Bike, or Stop to Smell the Flowers….We have come so far in so little time my fellow MKMMA family!





Week Nineteen – ‘Reality’

The ‘reality’ of our existence. What is ‘real’?

Haanel says, “The search for truth is no longer a haphazard adventure, but it is a systematic process, and is logical in its operation.”

We bake a cake but following steps; if we toss all ingredients into a bowl at the same time it will not be a cake. Our lives, our destiny must be baked (formed) in steps or we just come out with something else.

We have spent nineteen weeks getting in touch with this systematic process, learning the logic behind The Universal, the logic of each our individuals. Learning the logic, the truth, the purpose….the reality of our existence.

Part nineteen of Haanel’s Master Keys begins as such, “Fear is a powerful form of thought. It paralyzes the nerve centers, thus affecting the circulation of the blood.”

“Human experience will then no longer be the football of fate; a man will not be the child of fortune, but destiny.”

A few weeks ago we were asked, “What am I pretending not to know?”.  I wrote out this question and taped in to my computer. Every moment I sit there , I see it. I would ask myself this question. And for days and weeks I could not answer it. What am I pretending not to know?

“Good is reality, something tangible”….Evil is the “absence of Good”. Good-Truth-Knowledge>Tangible/Reality.

Evil-ignorance-error>products of the absence of the tangible, absence of reality.

Absence of taking control of our mind. When we let in and let others control, when we choose to pretend we don’t know.

We do know who we are.

We do know what we want in life.

We do know our abilities when we stop being lost or stuck.

“Mind is the real and the eternal” Mind is the spirit with us. It is us. Matter changes. Our minds form matter. As Haanel pointed out the Earth and our physical Universe is dynamic. It has always been changing and will keep changing. We are real. I will never be you. You will never be me. We will never be the same but we are connected to all. Once we learn how to connect to the spiritual Universal we gain a power than it greater than each of us alone. One mind may come up with the concept of molding a piece of metal but it takes many more minds together to build a battleship.

I have often thought of this idea of connections, existence, lack of existence, etc. At times it has been a cause of great anxiety within me. At other times it brings peace. Whether something no longer exists in a form of matter than can be touched does not change its existence. So why would it bring anxiety or peace. Mind! Do I let fear be more powerful.  Anxiety comes from lack of the reality of truth, good or knowledge.

Haanel speaks in part nineteen of “ether”. That if this ether were not continuous and connected to us we would be unable to see the light of stars trillions of miles from us with a light that took 2,000 years to reach us. Matter is in “a state of perpetual flux” it is not in a “fixed” state. Our bodies are matter. If it is an idea of mind over matter; we must then choose what “matter” we form. Formed from our imagination from our thought formed from our dreams using environment and other matters available to us.

Mind is our ‘Within’. Our ‘Within’ is a part of the ‘Universal’. The Universal is everything. If I am a part of the everything; if my spiritual being is a part the ‘One’ then ‘I’ have always existed and will always exist. The tangible of something we can not touch but is absolutely there. Which leads to faith in what we can not see and perception of what we ‘see’…..but these are to be left for another day.


Week Eighteen – Start with the Smallest of Seeds

th (10)

“We are because we belong” -Desmond Tutu

th (11)      Everything begins with the smallest of seeds.

This week I watched the film, ” I Am”. I felt a connection to Tom Shadyac and his story; having experienced a few intense challenges in my life. But like Tom, I did not let it take over but found something good and wonderful. Sometimes it takes our biggest challenges in life to discover the smallest and most beautiful of treasures.

In this film he speaks of sufferering a biking accident in which he breaks his hand and suffers a concussion. He suffers Post Concussion Syndrome in which his brain remains traumatized. He sees his inevitable death and faces it.  It is this point that he realizes that his definition of happiness and much humanities is wrong. He travels the world to speak with many of its philosophers and intellectuals to answer two questions: “What’s wrong with the world and what can we do about it?” His discovery changes his world and hopefully will yours.

“Connections of sympathy are our greatest asset, it is in our DNA.” DNA is the smallest particle that makes us who we are. We all share the same DNA in different combinations. What we grow up to be depends on how it comes together what it is combined with. But it is imbedded from the beginning. A corn seed will always bring about corn. A bird egg will always hatch a bird. A human egg will always birth a human child. But we are all connected; individuals to one Universal. Regardless of where we are. Cooperation over competition. Love thy neighbor. Our heart is the center of each of us.th8PXGQL2Y

In this I see the connection to Haanel’s introduction to Part Eighteen. “In order to grow we must obtain what is necessary for our growth. This is brought about through the law of attraction. This principle is the sole means by which the individual is differentiated from the Universal.”

As we read in Og Mandino, “This day I will drink every minute to its full.” “I am nature’s greatest miracle”.

We live fully when we experience new, get outside the box, move out of our comfort zone; create new neurons. We have seen how the seeds of our mentor have grown. We have seen how the seeds of kindness have grown.

We must attract to us the light, the water, the fertile soils of which we need to grow. To grow from the smallest of seeds to the largest of trees.

“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Through it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grow, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” Matthew 13:31-32 (NIV)

Week Seventeen ‘A’- A Picture is worth 1000 words; Mid-adventure Summary

We have spent week 17 in review mode.

This is a time to reflect on this journey with MKMMA; review pertinent lessons and reaffirming our belief in the dreams and goals as we conquer our new selves and see the light on our successes and  accomplishment of our major purpose.

Here I proceed with a brief synopsis of each of my seventeen weeks.  When I began I thought 26 weeks seemed unbelievably long. Now as we ready to begin our eighteenth lesson week it seems it has gone so quickly. I have grown and learned much. I will never be quite the same. I am whole, stronger, more powerful, in pleasant harmony with myself and so many around me, and happier than I have been in too long. With this review behind me I know that my learning is not done, my growing is not done.

thMEO79GK1Pre MKMMA and Week One:  Excitement built as we were introduced to the concepts that we would spend twenty-six weeks with.

th (8)Week Two: Fine tuning our DMP; the map to our quest and adventure.

th (9)Week Three: Seeing the Cement Builders vs the Power of True Vision….The Quest is On!

th (5)Week Four: Mastering the ‘ I ‘.  Searching and Discovering the ‘ I ‘, our ‘ Within ‘.

thEEATFUO0Week Five: Learning to become My Own Hero!

How I Roll with MKMMAWeek Six: Physics of MKMMA. Force of momentum over friction, after all a body in motion stays in motion.

thMN1S11I3Week Seven: Live by the Compass. Let the direction of our true desires and dream guide us.

th09KLFAWHWeek Eight: “It’s the Law”- The World is driven and guided by Laws; physical, spiritual, governmental, etc. If we let them overwhelm us instead of using them for our own positive devices we can fall into our own abyss.

thQS4WZDPJWeek Nine: “Seasons of Magic”- We are ‘Whole, Strong, Powerful, Loving, Harmonious and Happy’. We must take this magic within us and share it.

smileWeek Ten: “Chomping on Positives”- Law of Causation depends on polarity. Aligning ones self up correctly.

1524841_10151895235033302_770652839_nWeek Eleven: Using Inductive Reasoning: as Haanel states, comparing instances until you see a common factor to them.

universal_magic-normalWeek Twelve:  For all we supply there is a demand and for all we demand there shall be a supply.

beach2Week Thirteen: Gratitude during a season of holidays and blessings.

2VYJCuCWeek Fourteen: 86,400 seconds. Learning to use each wisely, efficiently and with a beautiful grace every given day.

th (6)Week Fifteen: Initiative. Beginning the ‘Franklin Makeover’. Thirteen weeks of seeing valued virtues in others and ourselves.

thE55W8VDTWeek Sixteen: Universal Kindness! Over two hundred individuals creating a universal smile and helping hand on an International scale.

thGXFVSAB9Week Seventeen: Coming out on the other side. Seeing the Light!