Week 9 of the Master Key Experience

When you start hitting walls and obstacles, what do you do?  Do you stop?  Try to go around?  Go straight through no matter what?  I was tempted to do all of these this past week.

Thanksgiving week can be challenging for many people.  Mark cautioned us to be prepared as most would be around family members who could trigger the old blueprint.  Well, that wasn’t my case.  We didn’t have a big family celebration, and that was what triggered my old blueprint.  Feeling lonely, left out, forgotten.  Definitely don’t scroll through Facebook seeing everyone else’s family celebrations if you face this.  LOL!  It’ll cause tears.  We haven’t had a family Thanksgiving in years, though we had planned to be with my son and my mom for this year’s except we couldn’t find a pet sitter for our geriatric cats.  I now know to be more prepared for Christmas! 🙂

The passing of David Cassidy this past week was also challenging.  It may sound silly to mourn a childhood crush, but I did.  A friend had shared that it was losing a piece of innocence from our childhoods.  In one of his last interviews, David disclosed he’d had been dealing with dementia like his grandfather and his mother had, and that he knew it was coming for him.  Of course he did…he helped create it.  That somehow made it even sadder to me and made me even more determined to be aware of my thoughts.

Needless to say, the mental diet has been started many times over this week.

This became my go-to phrase over and over and over…

I am whole perfect strong powerful loving harmonious happy

I printed this out and have it posted several places in my home.  A reminder to me and anyone who sees it that we do have the power to create anything we want!

Week 8 of the Master Key Experience

Thinking back to the source…

I freely admit that while I loved the idea of thinking back to the source of something, tracing it all the way back to where it began as a thought, the idea of doing this with a battleship really wasn’t very appealing.  Nothing against the military because I know there has been a necessity for our armed forces, but I don’t like that there is that conflict in the world.  So I did vary this a bit.  Instead of imagining how the ship came to be, I imagined how the servicemen and women came to be there.  I thought back through their training, their families at home, the teachers they’d had, the sports they may have played, the songs they may have sung, being little girls and boys, being born to parents, being the twinkle in the eye of their parents.  Seeing how many influences they had on their lives was truly eye-opening.  What made them want to serve their country in the military?  Was this something they’d always dreamed of or was it a way to pay for college?  Yeah, you can say I’m a people person! 🙂  I also found it fascinating to imagine how the food and clothing for the service people came about.  Tracing the clothing from the manufacturers all the way back to the cotton being grown on a field in Alabama (I’ve driven past lots of cotton fields there!).  Seeing the food grown in various parts of the world and how it got to the ship as sustenance for those sailors.

So what did this little exercise show me?  It’s amazing how all interconnected we are and yet we often feel so alone.  We seem light years away from each other, yet we are affected by what someone does halfway across the world.  How many steps there are in the process to bring something to fruition can be mind-boggling.  So while at first I didn’t like the subject of the exercise, I did find that I enjoyed the exercise itself and it has shown me there’s so much more than simply on the surface.  It, along with Scroll II and the Mental Diet, has made me more tolerant and patient with people.  That’s a good thing!

As part of this week, I gave up TV.  I’d already been moving in that direction, but I was firm in my resolve to not watch TV.  Instead of watching TV, my hubby and I began playing board games, something I have never really enjoyed.  But this week, it became fun.  Before I didn’t like to lose.  I would be so down on myself and feel less than worthy.  Crazy, right?  But this week, while I did lose a couple of games to my hubby, that feeling wasn’t there.  It was very much a feeling of “I never lose; I either win or I learn.”  I didn’t take it personally.  Do y’all know how HUGE that is?  It’s like one of The Four Agreements finally sunk in!

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I’m also doing the Go90Grow program of Mark’s and one thing really stood out to me in listening to the Hero’s Journey portion – be decisive.  In the past, that hasn’t been my typical nature.  I didn’t want to offend anyone if I made a choice they weren’t happy with.  So since I listened to that, I’ve become more aware of when I am being indecisive and I tell myself to make a decision.  And you know what?  It’s very freeing!  The combination of saying, “Do It Now!” and being decisive has made me incredibly industrious.  Lots of things are getting done that I would’ve typically left to do later.  Procrastination is no longer a habit.   HALLELUJAH! 

Now I understand when I watched the videos when deciding whether to do the MKMMA why people all said how much it changes your life.  I bid farewell to the old Vicki cause there’s a new Vicki in town!

New habits new me

Week 7 of the Master Key Experience

I greet each day with love in my heart!

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What a great way to start a day!  I think this is my favorite sentence in Scroll II of The Greatest Salesman in the World.  As we’ve done the Mental Diet this week, this sentence would bring me back to positivity.  I had a rough couple of days at first with the Mental Diet.  It made me realize how down I had gotten on myself despite having done affirmations off and on for many years.  What I’ve noticed is that when things happened this week that would’ve sent me into a negative tailspin, I was able to pivot the thought around and stay positive.  About midweek it would take almost the full 7 seconds to do this, but now that it’s Friday, it’s becoming easier and easier.  Those neuropeptides of negativity have gotten their marching orders and they’re OUTTA THERE!


Some really cool things have happened out of the blue!  Two new fitness training clients contacted me without me advertising or even offering a special.  Both had no qualms when I stated my price, something that in the past I have gotten arguments about.  Because I’m valuing myself more, others are picking up on that energy and value what I have to offer.  How cool is THAT?!

One of my fave parts of this week was connecting with our smaller MKMMA group via Zoom.  These peeps are becoming friends, and it’s so cool to be connecting with people from all over the world.  Each person has shared some little tidbit of knowledge that has spoken to my heart and I’ve been able to incorporate into my experience.  For those of you looking at this blog when we get ready for the 2018 MKMMA experience, this aspect is one of the best parts of the whole process!

The other fave part of this week was our Thursday evening Sit after reading our Press Release aloud and to visualize sharing this as our future selves.  Having done a radio interview before, this became a vivid way to do this exercise as if I was being interviewed after my DMP has been accomplished.  It’s still a little fuzzy, but the details are becoming more defined.  Haanel’s Week 7 brings everything together about why visualizing works and how to accomplish it.  Such wisdom from a book that was written over a hundred years ago.  What surprises me is that, in all the Law of Attraction and personal growth reading I’ve done over the past 20 years, I had never even heard of this book or Charles Haanel.  Yet it’s the basis of almost everything I ever read about LOA.  I guess it’s the perfect example of the teacher appears when the student is ready.

It’s all coming together and my future that I see now is bright and exciting!




Week 6 of the Master Key Experience

Thankfully this week has been less stressful and emotional than week 5.  I got back into my routine and am seeing how my old blueprint is being rewritten…and I really like the person I am becoming.

On Sunday, the part of the webcast about procrastination and how that is a reflection of how we feel about our future self BLEW MY MIND!  It was on my mind all week long.  It took me till about Thursday to wrap my thoughts fully around it.  It makes so much sense!  I had never thought of procrastination this way.  Yet, now I can hardly think of it any other way.  Writing the press release was a way of falling in love with that woman I am becoming and I’m so excited to catch up with her!

In a way, I was a little sad to bid farewell to the daily reading of Scroll 1 of The Greatest Salesman in the World.  We had become good friends over the month of October.  But when I began reading Scroll 2 on Wednesday, I realized that my friendships were expanding.  As Og says, “I will greet this day with love in my heart” and I greet this scroll with the same love.  I even added this statement (minus the “will”) to my affirmations I have recorded and say daily.

The no voicing of opinion has been a challenge.  As a former teacher, I am so used to sharing what I’m thinking.  I can be pretty blunt that way! LOL!  Maybe I need to find an positive way to affirm that I have no opinions and add that to my affirmations to say!

Putting together my movie poster was SO MUCH FUN!

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I also really got into the exercise to put up reminders of my DMP around my house.  One portion of my DMP is an annual trip to Hawaii, so I have reminders of Hawaii all over my house now!  There’s a colorful lei on my desk (with the red, blue, green, and yellow from the shapes), a palm tree table centerpiece on top of my desk hutch, Hawaiian flowers around the house, and photos of the gorgeous blue waters of Maui at my desk and my bedside.  I also wear the compass and have one visible at my desk and another hanging from my car rear view mirror as a reminder to make choices based on where I’m going.  I had shared the meaning of this in a Facebook Live this week, and one of my former students was so inspired, she’s bought her own compass and she’s decided to go back to school to move forward toward her goals.  Mark and Davene, you’re impacting more and more lives with the MKMMA program!

To say I’m thankful for taking the steps to begin MKMMA seems woefully inadequate of all that’s in my heart over what I have experienced.  My heart overflows with love and appreciation for this experience!