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Master Key week 13 – One of my Talents

“I persist until I succeed.
Henceforth, I consider each day’s effort as but one blow of my blade against a mighty oak.
The first blow may cause not a tremor in the wood, nor the second, nor the third.
Each blow, of itself, may be trifling, and seem of no consequence.
Yet from childish swipes the oak eventually tumble. So it be with my efforts of today. 
I am likened to the rain drop which washes away the mountain; the ant who devours a tiger; the star which brightens the earth; the slave who builds a pyramid.
I build my castle one brick at a time for I know that small attempts, repeated, complete any undertaking.”
Og Mandino, “The Greatest Salesman in the World”, from the Scroll marked III (modified into present tense)

Sometimes it takes a few times before the message gets passed the defenses in for of the stories we tell ourselves and in this case I was almost painfully slow in admitting the fact that I still had a long way to go before this paragraph would be a description of me and my conduct…

I´ve read this passage a total of (give or take) 150 times between the MKE 2014 and 2015, never feeling quite comfortable and most of the time rushing past it to avoid having to confront myself.

Finally, the other day, I had to admit to myself that I possess an almost unlimited talent for instant gratification.

I´ve ’always’ known that I had to work on bettering my follow through and that the steady grind (yeah, maybe the way I think of it has something to do with the reluctance) of finishing what I started never came easy to me leaving me with half finished projects, registered domains and websites entirely without content and a long list of prospects lost in the process.

Many times I have shown a tendency to mark things of as ‘not that important’ and take an easy way out when they seem tedious and just go do something else that´s more fun or interesting at that moment.
Of course that thing does never go away but pops up all the time and disturbs my peace of mind… 😉

So, why do I bring up this apparently negative issue?

Well, because it´s mostly resolved at this time, through the exercises and progression throughout this course, and I just got reminded of it yesterday when I finally asked my dear friend (and one of my MMA partner) Izanna for help with something that had bothered me for some time already…
Once again the power of a mastermind came into play and the issue (that had bothered me for weeks…) was solved in a few minutes. And the best part – I learned some cool new stuff :-D!!!

The irony here is how much needless irritation I could have saved myself by just asking earlier… I´ve know both Izanna and Marea for over two years and could have just asked – isn´t it funny how an old behavioral habit can keep one in pain instead of asking a friend for help???

Anyway, this reminder made me start researching how to handle this ‘talent for instant gratification’ and I found the following:

In other words, one of the most effective ways to distract ourselves from a tempting pleasure we don’t want to indulge is by focusing on another pleasure. So the next time you find yourself confronted with a temptation—whether a piece of cake, a drink of alcohol, or a psychoactive drug—don’t employ willpower to resist it. Send your attention somewhere else by imagining a different pleasure not immediately available to you. For if you can successfully turn your attention elsewhere until the temptation is removed from your environment or you remove yourself from its environment, the odds that you’ll give in to your impulse will decrease more than with almost any other intervention you can try.
Blog post on www.psychologytoday.com July 29th 2012, Read the original post here!

Basically what we need things that are drawing our attention from the shiny objects of instant gratification and focus our thought on “another pleasure” – anyone else here having some things come to mind?

Things like:

  • DMP
  • POA
  • Shapes & Colors
  • Index Cards
  • Affirmations
  • more Index Cards
  • Movie Poster
  • Functional Bookmarks
  • Readings
  • even more Index Cards 😉
  • Master Mind Alliances
  • Guy/Gal in the glass
  • ….

We´ve been given tools that focus our attention on “another pleasure” – and this is huge – BEFORE we even get distracted by a ‘shiny object’!
And that´s why I found that ‘talent’ of mine diminishing more and more from my life.

Now throw some increased awareness, observational skills, the laws of the mind and the alliances in the and it´s easy to understand why so many members are reporting progress!

I know I´ll get many opportunities to fine tune my observation skills and delayed gratification skills during the next few month and it´s very assuring to have the support provided in this environment!

Enjoy the journey!!!

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Master Key week 11.2 – Guest Blogger Sonia

Please meet another member of my tribe, Sonia, who really hit home with this post on being true to ourselves! Enjoy 😀

Master Key Week 11 – Speaking Truth

We are working so hard on the world within, working to literally change our brains. I have come to appreciate the importance of what I tell myself, and the words I keep repeating to myself. Something that would be insignificant to one person might not be at all insignificant to someone else. Even with all that we have learned, I still don’t think we fully realize how carefully our subconscious listens to what we say.

For example, the affirmation “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, etc.” just didn’t feel right. Finally, I realized why. I reflected on the concept of the DMP. It is supposed to be something we feel we are called to do. For me, the following change made everything fall into place, and feel right for me. What was bothering me might not seem important to anyone else, but it made a big difference in how I felt repeating that affirmation. Suddenly, it was easy, and I was ‘in the flow’.

I was not comfortable saying “I am perfect” In the Judaeo-Christian tradition, there is only One who is perfect. I once knew a man who collected priceless Persian carpets. He had been told that the people weaving the carpets would deliberately create a small flaw in the carpet, so it would not be perfect. Again, in their tradition, there is only One who is perfect. I now say: “For what God has called me to do, I am whole perfect, strong, etc. I know that is true, so I can comfortably and confidently affirm it.

I first started to be aware of how carefully the subconscious listens when I was trying to learn techniques for guided relaxation and meditation. My teacher gave me the following image. You are walking toward a beautiful beach in the Caribbean. The sun is shinning on the blue water where all kinds of colorful little fish are swimming all around. You must go down a set of stairs to reach this beach. With each step down the stairs, you feel yourself becoming more relaxed.

I tried everything to reach that fantastic point where you are in the image and all the beautiful things start happening. Nothing was working. Then I realized why. My subconscious was resisting. It knew I could not go on that beach when the sun was shinning brightly because I would have a bad sunburn in thirty seconds!

So, we changed the image so that I was walking in a deeply wooded forest where the trees filtered the sun so that only soft light came through. That image was successful because my subconscious knew I was safe there. I could relax.


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Master Key Week 11 – Spending time Off the Grid

10. The instinctive wants of the animal and the intellectual wants of Cuvier, the wants of nature and of the mind of Leverrier were alike, and thus the results; here the thoughts of an existence, there an existence. A well-defined lawful want, therefore, furnishes the reason for the more complex operations of nature.
11. Having recorded correctly the answers furnished by nature and stretched our senses with the growing science over her surface; having joined hands with the levers that move the earth; we become conscious of such a close, varied and deep contact with the world without, that our wants and purposes become no less identified with the harmonious operations of this vast organization, than the life, liberty, and happiness of the citizen is identified with the existence of his government.
Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System”, Part XI

Reading this chapter again for the second year in a row I made a connection to a scene from “What the Bl**p do we know?” I recently revisited:

Could it really be that simple?

Consciously choosing to give our attention to the life we want to create and insisting on achieving the outcome brings that dream of ours into reality instead of any of all the other infinite possibilities.

Does it work that way with our lives as well as with the particles of quantum physics?

Well I certainly know that I get hints in that direction in my own life all the time, since I decided to write my book on hiking outside of cell and mobile internet coverage I´m put into those scenarios all the time.

Right now I´m in Basel, Switzerland, visiting my brother and his family and asking what I should see on my own both him and his wife immediately recommended Rheingoldswill Wasserfallen, a recreational area just 30 minutes from central Basel.

I ended up spending almost six hours there, hiking over four of them and most of that time being off the grid – amazing!

Had a nice SIT and opened my eyes to this view:

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Watched out over this valley during my second read of the day:

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And, the area proving to be pretty quite this time of the year, I spent enough time in silence and solitude to create a detailed plan of action for the next 5 months including things I can do to prepare for my 90-day-run early 2016!

Summing it up time spent in nature and silence has proved very well invested for me and I´m so grateful for having the opportunity to enjoy it often!

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Master Key Week 9.2 – Guest Blogger Fabiana

This weeks guest blog is coming from a few weeks back, I just find it worth sharing with You and hope that You like it as much as I did!

MKMMA Week 7 – 2015 The Mental Army

Never completely realized that my entity, being me, myself and I, was not just one given fact. A human being, a person, a thing. I appear to consist of/exist from billions of thinking cells both in mind and body which are my own Mental Army… My own mental workers that do exactly as I wish!

Can you imagine?? Billions of assistants and they all do what I tell them to do. I was left breathless when I realized this. It’s not something to just take for granted, this is serious business. It means that if I don’t give the right instructions things will massively end in a catastrophy. For there are so many workers that have to point their little noses in the same and right direction. I say the compounding effect of an unclear briefing may be obvious…

This MKMMA course is a feast of moments of realization. Cause now it becomes clear that we should not just live like that. A complete waste of unlimited possibilities. We are here to teach. Teach ourselves, teach others, it never stops. If we do not teach our mental workers, our own cells, what we need, how should they know??

I find myself in the challenge of how I will be the best teacher for my Mental Army. Starting with feeling, arousing vitality to thought and the will to hold it steadily until the Law of Growth brings it into manifestation.

Yes, we can 🙂


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Master Key Week 8 – Back to the chair…

So, here I am almost 14 month into my personal Master Key Experience and 8 weeks being a guide, and I just had to re-write my DMP once more after some soul-searching and cement-chipping.

I must admit that I probably could have made this changes earlier but my ego wanted me to keep a part of my DMP, actually it wanted me to want to keep it, that just felt increasingly wrong on a purely emotional level. More so, I got stressed out by even reading that part and the connected point on my POA always got done last in the day and only because I keep my promises….

Then a big thing hit me, I was looking at my movie poster and realized that this particular part of my DMP, that heavily supports one of my PPN´s, was not visible – somehow I managed to leave it out without being consciously aware of that… Sneaky…

So, quite a few things pointing me to a re-write then and, still, I resisted changing anything just as I felt resistance reading the part.

Haanel writes in part 7 of the Master Key System:

‘6. They see the end before a single step is taken; so you are to picture in your mind what you want; you are sowing the seed, but before sowing any seed you want to know what the harvest is to be. This is Idealization. If you are not sure, return to the chair daily until the picture becomes plain; it will gradually unfold; first the general plan will be dim, but it will take shape, the outline will take form, then the details, and you will gradually develop the power by which you will be enabled to formulate plans which will eventually materialize in the objective world. You will come to know what the future holds for you.’

Clearly I was a far cry from idealizing my future, it didn´t get any clearer just building up more resistance… Thankfully Haanel gives us the remedy here: “Return to the chair daily until the picture becomes plain…”
How many times have I asked the members of my tribe to “take it (the question) into the sit”? You gotta love irony 😀

Then I went to Greece, more exact Macedonia, and on Saturday we visited not only the birthplace of Alexander III the Great, but also the School of Aristotle, where he spend his formative years between age 13 and 19 being tutored by the philosopher and scholar.

Aristotle´s teaching was based on logic and I´m sure he would have appreciated what Haanel writes in Part 8:

‘3. You may freely choose what you think, but the result of your thought is governed by an immutable law. Any line of thought persisted in cannot fail to produce its result in the character, health and circumstances of the individual. Methods whereby we can substitute habits of constructive thinking for those which we have found produce only undesirable effects are therefore of primary importance.
4. We all know that this is by no means easy. Mental habits are difficult to control, but it can be done and the way to do it is to begin at once to substitute constructive thought for destructive thought. Form the habit of analyzing every thought. If it is necessary, if its manifestation in the objective will be a benefit, not only to yourself, but to all whom it may affect in any way, keep it; treasure it; it is of value; it is in tune with the Infinite; it will grow and develop and produce fruit an hundred fold. On the other hand, it will be well for you to keep this quotation from George Matthews Adams, in mind, “Learn to keep the door shut, keep out of your mind, out of your office, and out of your world, every element that seeks admittance with no definite helpful end in view.”

I guess that Alexander didn´t feel inner resistance while conquering the know world (and then some), founding 18 cities and carrying the greek knowledge, philosophy and culture to people far away. While still letting them keep their traditions and integrate the new at their pace.

I guess we shouldn´t experience resistance agains our goals either…

So I took a hike:

Sorry for the sound quality, Apple still have some work to do on the noise reduction while filming in windy conditions with an iPhone 😉 – still I hope You heard what I said.
You know it took about two hours of constantly moving forward, mostly uphill and with no path to follow. I was alone in nature with my thought and without knowing it at the time I answered my question and found my passion on that hill in Macedonia.

Needless to say, the part I resisted in my DMP had nothing to do with that passion, quite contrary forcing myself to go through with it would have confined me to indoor work 20+ hours per week without pay and effectively kept me from following my real desire.

Instead of resistance there is now joy, procrastination has been replaced by action, the bullet point on my WPOA card was exchanged for two new once that drive this passion and I was inspired by a tribe member to expand my sitting time.

And most of all the words from Og Mandinos “The Scroll marked II” sound true again:

“And most of all I love myself. For when I do I zealously inspect all things which enter my body, my mind, my soul, and my heart. Never I overindulge the requests of my flesh; rather I cherish my body with cleanliness and moderation. 
Never I allow my mind to be attracted to evil and despair, rather I uplift it with the knowledge and wisdom of the ages. Never I allow my soul to become complacent and satisfied, rather I feed it with meditation and prayer. Never I allow my heart to become small and bitter, rather I share it and it grow and warm the earth.”

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Master Key Week 7.2 – Guest Blogger Martin on “Will”

So, this weekend has been special to me in several ways, I´m spending it in Macedonia, Greece, at a marvelous mountain resort and visits to same amazing places.
And an internet connection that barely allows me to send a tweet – lots of chances to remind me that I meet every day, person and situation with love in my heart 😀

With that let me give You this weeks (well, actually last weeks – yesterday I could not post…) guest blogger who baffled me with his determination looking up the seemingly simple word “will” in a dictionary.

And I´m so glad he did that for all of us!

Here´s Martins post for week 7:

Week 7 – To will or not to will

This has been an interesting week. Some good progress, but also a tough week, with energy levels lower than the past 6 weeks.

When we switched across to the new scroll, we were told to read the “wills” again. As it is against my “will” (refer to the 5th meaning below) to mark any book permanently, I mentally removed the wills. The result of this was that for the first couple of days I was automatically leaving the wills out, out of will.

I then started focussing on them, and intentionally emphasised them. This brought the scroll to life. I realised that the word felt different in the various sentences. I grabbed a dictionary (on-line), and found the following meanings for this simple little word

1 Expressing the futuretense: you will regret it when you are older

1.1 Expressing a strong intention or assertion about the future: come what may, I will succeed

2 Expressing inevitable events: accidents will happen

3 Expressing desire, consent, or willingness: will you have a cognac?

4 Expressing facts about ability or capacity: a rock so light that it will float on wateryour tank will hold about 26 gallons

5 Expressing habitualbehaviour: she will dance for hours

6 Expressing probability or expectation or faith (my addition) about something in the present: they will be miles away by now

These different meanings have added interesting interpretations to the scroll. It has also assisted me to add meaning to the affirmation from 4.9 of Haanel’s Master Keys “I can be what I will to be”. On that note I subscribe to a service called “Notes from the Universe”, and I received this note yesterday – “Martin, it’s as if YOU were custom designed to have a fabulous definite major purpose alligned with my needs. It’s perfect for you.” How awesome is this – “I can be what I will to be”.

Week 7 of Master Keys, has been an “eye opener” for me. I really can’t highlight any aspect of it, as I would just be repeating the whole lesson. The “Power” we have is incredible, and we are well on the way to developing it. Like many in the alliance section, I have had difficulty “seeing” my friends face when I close my eyes, but can easily “see” him in my minds eye. I need to put in some hard mental labour as mentioned in par 7.4.

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Master Key Week 6.2 – Guest blogger Chantal

Let me introduce You to yet another member of my tribe, Chantal, who in this post challenges the reader to stretch a little and try something we don´t think we might be that good at.

I took the challenge and actually am quite pleased with what I accomplished!

Will You?

Week 6 – Can you do IT?

nothing is impossible

Sometimes I watch a TED-talk, and most of the times I really like them because of the passion the speaker shows while telling his/her story and the insights they give me, making new connections with what I already know. If you don’t know what a TED-talk is, in short explained: an expert tells his/her story or experience to a group of people. There are all kinds of talks, about science, health, psychology, etc. This week by a coincidence I watched two of them. One about a lady who talks about her experience of dying, getting in a coma and having a profound experience why she was ill and got out of coma and got better very very quickly and the other one about a man, Graham Shaw who explaines why/how everyone can draw. In this post I want to talk about this last one.

So I want to ask you a very simple question – and if you want to, think about it for a couple of seconds:

Can you draw? 

What is your first reaction to this question? My first reaction was: well, I can draw something, but it really is a very very simple way of drawing. Nothing fancy. Lol, after watching this TED-talk I have to tell you I CAN DRAW CARTOONS!!! Yes, I can. And I like it!!

Graham Shaw explains how this answer of thinking you can’t draw is more about believes than it is about skills. He has given his presentation to lot’s of people, even people who have had a stroke, and they ALL can draw. If you have about 15 minutes left and want to watch the TED-talk, go over here, perhaps take a piece of paper and have fun!



Because one of my preferred learning styles is learning by doing, I took a piece of paper and pen too. Here is my result. And I like it….. 😉



Graham Shaw ends this talk with an invitation to think about how many other thoughts and limiting believes one has, which he/she carries around every single day. How true is that.



what matters most is how you see yourself


The Master Keys explains in part six:

6-1. The Universal Mind is so wonderful that it is difficult to understand its utilitarian powers and possibilities and its unlimited producing effects.

 6-11. There is not a single virtue or principle in the storehouse of nature which the brain cannot express. The brain is an embryonic world, ready to develop at any time as necessity may arise. If you can comprehend that this is a scientific truth and one of the wonderful laws of nature, it will be easier for you to get an understanding of the mechanism by which these extraordinary results are being accomplished.

For me this TED-talk and those sentences of the Master Keys are an invitation to watch even more what believes or thoughts I have and if they are really true and if I want to keep them. And I am noticing it has a positive outcome on several parts of my life. A big huray for that!

At the end of this blog I also want to thank Vera Moorer, another participant of the MKMMA-journey who brought this TED-talk to my attention. If you want to read her beautiful blogs, go over here MasterkeyVera .

Have a great day & week!

With love,


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Master Key Week 6 – Picture It

Moving into week 6 we´re starting the more passive and visual input of the progression, let´s hammer our subconscious with the message we want it ot receive!

For weeks now we got used to observe shapes and colors, now it´s time to utilize this new habit and ”the mysterious force that never sleeps” through conscious appropriation of the habits for the benefit of our dreams.

This is done not only by posting the shapes connected to our SMART goals all around the house, but also by using them as centerpieces for creating a movie poster mirroring our DMP and place this where it´s in our line of vision.

How awesome to internalize our dreams into our subconscious minds all during the day and how powerful to do it passively, without conscious action!

Now let´s take this a step further and start really internalizing our DMP into our subconscious minds!

The Subby is all about emotions and the experience of emotions and faith is all about proving through our actions that we really believe. Connecting this means that we start doing stuff that connects Subby to our DMP.

Let me give You an example…

My DMP is a lot about spending time in nature, connecting with the natural world around me and consciously choosing to evade technology. One part of my POA of getting there is to regularly serve my Subby small chunks of this connection, as it can fit into my schedule, to demonstrate my sincerity and faith on this matter. Another example from my DMP is to experience the Napali coast on a paddle board, that´s about 17 miles of wilderness with no streets to land on… How could I convince my Subby that this is a reality if I was´t prepared to SUP regularly and even demonstrate that I can do 5 miles in just about an hour under civilized circumstances?

That´s why I go out camping into the woods on a increasingly regular basis, it does´t mean You have to do that, just think about what You can actually do to trigger Your Subby in the direction of Your dream!

What does the silence mean to You? Is it important to spend time with Yourself? Or is it just about meeting the requirements?

Only You know the answer to these questions and, more importantly, only You know the impact that answer might have on Your life and the loved ones Your life will affect!

Please take these questions with You into the sit:

  1. What do I want (really)?
  2. What would it mean to me to get it?
  3. What would it mean to people close to me?
  4. What would it mean to the world?

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Master Key Week 5 – My favorite “fix” is…

A few months ago I wrote a post on the latest take on addiction (You can check that one out here!) and that topic was actualized by last weeks Master Key webinar and really got my head spinning!

Have You ever asked Yourself why You do certain things?
Yes, I mean the things that are not particularly good for us, maybe even potentially get us into trouble or could hurt us!

I certainly have and last week on the plane I watched the movie “What the Bleep do we know”, took a break in the middle, went into a sit and… Drumroll… There it was – the answer!!!

Finally I know which peptides I´ve been addicted to that have served me the worse in during my adult life – not a bad pay of for a few minutes in silence – after a few years of diligent self discovery – ok, call me a slow learner 😉

I´m deeply and habitually addicted to the feeling of getting away with it!

What “it”? You might ask… Any “it”

Some “its” are good, some are bad, some are ugly and some outright destructive, as long as I can get away with “it”, I´m in the game!

Let me give You a little background (yup, might be lengthy – bear with me…):

I don´t know how familiar You are with Dr Taylor Hartman and the Color Code but if You haven´t heard about it, I highly recommend You check it out. Dr Hartman developed a method to determine our core motive, that is what really drives us. There are basically four different kinds of core motives that are represented by the colors red (Power), blue (Intimacy), white (peace)  and yellow (fun) and You can take the free test to determine Your color here!
It takes about 30-40 min and is well worth the time.
Frankly the Color Code contributed to me and my marvelous wife getting married and has done more for my own understanding of myself and my interactions with others than anything else I studied through the years!

On a CD introducing the Color Code system Dr Hartman says something to the regard of (and I´m paraphrasing here):

If You are a red spouse married to a blue spouse and receive a yellow child You know that God is having a good laugh!

I used to make jokes about it not being too much fun for the yellow child either, having been born into that constellation myself.
My father was an extremely controlling red who´s physical challenges with health and inability to feel and be satisfied with his own accomplishments seriously affected the health of his color, my mother is a worry-prone blue who makes the real intimacy she craves impossible to attain due to her generally negative and worry-some approach to life.
And, no, I´m not picking on my parents here, they did their best and I hold them in high regard for that. I have no idea how messed up my life would be if my family had been functional ;-), and, BTW, show me a non-dysfunctional family…

It´s just immensely liberating to know what caused the way I work and function, I don´t know about You, though I think most of us struggle with feelings of “not being enough” or “not being good enough” at some point.
Without being even close to a conspiracy theorist I´m convinced that this is actually (planned or by accident I don´t know…) programmed into our blueprint at an early age.
You know, for example, how the teacher points out what´s “wrong” in a test and doesn´t count the “right” answers, what we like to call “the red pencil syndrome”.

Anyway, knowing that this addiction developed out of a completely logical and actually (at the time) crucial need for survival makes it a lot easier to accept it and even embrace it.

Funny enough,as the insight brings the mechanism behind certain subconscious behaviors into the conscious realm it also makes it possible for “the watchman at the gate” to do his work properly. The power of that addiction on the cellular level can be broken as suddenly I have a choice that I didn´t have while I didn´t know there was a choice to make.
As long as something is driven by subconscious habits that we are not aware of, there´s virtually nothing we can do to break the habit, and this changes the moment we are finally willing and able to observe ourselves enough to become aware of that subconscious habit.

I don´t know if I would ever have been able to see this pattern in myself if not for the exercises I have been (and still am) practicing because of the Master Key Experience. Maybe, maybe not…

What I do know is that I´m filled with gratitude towards the material and especially towards myself for my commitment and dedication to pursue this journey of self discovery.
And I can´t wait for the next layer of self to be revealed to me in the silence that more and more evolves into my “real” reality.

So, what is the favorite “fix” for Your cells?

Want to find out? Join the experience by leaving Your details below, they´re safe with me, I do not need to “get away” with things anymore 😉 !

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Master Key Week 4.2 – Peptides, peptides and peptides…

I wanted to end this week with a piece on the context from week 4 and how the addictive relationship we all have to certain neurotransmitters and that forces us to repeat behaviors that provide us with feelings that in turn trigger the production of these peptides to satisfy the craving of our cells.

Og Mandino writes in his “The Greatest Salesman in the World”, Scroll 1:
“My actions are ruled by appetite, passion, prejudice, greed, love, fear, environment, habit, and the worst of these tyrants is habit. Therefore, if I must be a slave to habit let me be a slave to good habits. My bad habits must be destroyed and new furrows prepared for good seed.”

Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System”, Part 4:
“27. From this it is evident that in order to express power, abundance or any other constructive purpose, the emotions must be called upon to give feeling to the thought so that it will take form. How may this purpose be accomplished? This is the vital point; how may we develop the faith, the courage, the feeling, which will result in accomplishment?
28. The reply is, by exercise; mental strength is secured in exactly the same way that physical strength is secured, by exercise. We think something, perhaps with difficulty the first time; we think the same thing again, and it becomes easier this time; we think it again and again; it then becomes a mental habit. We continue to think the same thing; finally it becomes automatic; we can no longer help thinking this thing; we are now positive of what we think; there is no longer any doubt about it. We are sure; we know.”

And starting to dig deeper into the material I realized that I have no chance to make a more thorough point than my friend and mentor Mark Januszewski  already did with his post for this week so here I give You this weeks guest blogger.
If You don´t already follow Mark´s blog You can do so here and I highly recommend You do and for You who already read this, jump to the last part and read the sentence I highlighted in bold blue – it so straight to the point and definitely deserves some thought!

Master Key System Week 4; Naughty Little Peptides?


There is tremendous pain and relief in knowing the choices I am are pretermined, for real, by what we affectionately call ‘the blueprint.’

Peptides: Naughty or Nice?
Peptides: Naughty or Nice?

Coping with the idea that not only are all the choices I make made about 4-6 seconds before my conscious mind knows the decision is made….is, well, bewildering.

No free will……..

Is this good news or is it bad news?

I guess it depends on a few things….


  1. Mood
  2. Ego
  3. Responsibility
  4. Forgiving
  5. Forgetting
  6. Fear
  7. Faith…..

Well, the list is endless, isn’t it?

The hard reality the stunning science behind the ‘blueprint’ idea is a thrill of a lifetime if I can lay my ego down and, here’s the biggie, comprehend, on some level, that my initial reaction is also ‘predetermined’ …..YIKES!

There is nothing in the Master Key Mastermind Alliance Experience that has been debated longer and debated with as much spirit…….as to when to introduce this mindbending, liberating, terrifying and exhilirating information.


It was never a question of ‘if’ but always when.

Lesson 4 of the Master Key System is, in and of itself, so intense…that the debate was …..too much in this week vs. the conclusion that the creator is within…..hmmmm

Will it blow people away?

Is that a good thing?

Is that a not good thing?

Maybe both?

In a nutshell, our cells……are addicted…to peptides released in massive quatities when we have a feeling…any feeling …the peptides we produce are linked to directly to feelings….a specific peptide for each feeling….and since the cells are addicted, even behaviors we want to modify, and sometimes do modify for a few days really have no chance to stick if the behavoirs interrupt the addiction.

This is why resolutions never work…..sooner or later the cells demand, [think addicition], for a particular peptide sends stronger and stronger messages to the brain….and the subby, that mysterious source that never sleeps…has us unconsciously making decisions that will create scenarios…..that trigger actions…..that will make us act contray to the behavior modification….and bang, they get their “fix.’

Those naughty little peptides…

Here’s the proof….

Change…..go for it ….


That is the choice, isn’t it?

Master Key Lesson 4.5: The greatest and most marvelous power which this “I” has been given is the power to think, but few people know how to think constructively, or correctly, consequently they achieve only indifferent results. Most people allow their thoughts to dwell on selfish purposes, the inevitable result of an infantile mind. When a mind becomes mature, it understands that the germ of defeat is in every selfish thought.

And there it is…..for me….the liberty. The “I” can think.

For me it was understanding that I was just beginning to learn to think….and, if, with effort I could learn to think from the “I” it would be possible to create a new, clear reality ….the trick was ….how do I drive it into the subby?…..and create new peptides?….and get the cells additiced to peptides of my choice instead of defaulting to my addiction

If I wanted peptides for joy, liberty….harmony….peace of mind…..if I identified a vision that would trigger positive peptides and reinforced them, with triggers that keep them, on several levels within my consciousness, change would be not just possible, it would be a done deal.

That ol' blueprint wants it's fix and is cunning, like any addict
That ol’ blueprint wants it’s fix and is cunning, like any addict

But time….and the emotional and business and physical enrironments I live in made this a challenge…..wiat, was that the old blueprint rationalizing……OK, now I can see how complicated this is……or is it?

Is that the old blueprint too?
BAM! Yes….I realized I was addicted to, among other things…using ‘time’ as an excuse to trigger feelings that would produce peptides. A NON-JUDGEMENTAL look at my ‘pattern’ would, if I was honest…and asked the 2 honest-with-me friends I had to verify and or expand on my findings.

Here was my pattern, one of many.

I would get a good idea…from someone, something I read….and use ‘time’ …not having the time to do it….to feel like a victim and that great phrase, which my friend verified…came rolling off my lips….

The phrase? “If only….’

If only I had the time….
If only I had the money
If only I had saved more money…
If only I had the disipline….

I wanted to use MY LIFE as an excuse for my life?
Holy Batman.

Those 2 friends laughed and said, “YES! You are constantly using the phrase ‘if only’”


And, oddly enough, I’m reading the solution every day….

It is in ‘the sit’

The ‘sit’ and quieting the mind, for me, was probably not going to be enough….whoops, old blueprint.

The trail of thought leads me to another truth about me …..to me……not trying and doing because of the fear….”what if I do this and it doesn’t work for me?”

And Haanel shatters that notion…..”it requires work, hard mental labor that so many are unwilling to do.”

The sit, while in a sit one day…..reveals the solution. It is in the sit, not just sitting to sit, to “do the exercise” but to really concentrate…..and I really sucked at it.

The "Sit"? WIll it pay off for me?
The “Sit”? WIll it pay off for me?

Those naughty old-blueprint cell addicted peptides kept telling me it wouldn’t work for me….and I did not have the time…..

BAM! I read and begin affirming…..I can be what I will to be.

Is it possible I am addicted to including myself in the ‘most people’ Throreau identified……”Most people live lives of quiet desperation?”

Then, out of the blue…..divine inspiration…..something fighting to make itself known in the subby…..prayer….luck…..who cares…..I surrender and remember something from my days in college, where I was an English major……..and, the subby never forgets…..funny how it happened.

I keep thinking….too hard….

BABBIT pops into my head…

“Clear the mechanism!” I demand of myself.

Voice says “BABBIT”

Clear the mechanism!” I yell.

Quiet the mind…..like I had been practicing….


I’m pissed.


So I give up….listen to the voice and the last line of Babbit pops into my head……



All those years if pondering “most people live lives of quiet desperation” …was me, was Babbit.

And the peptides were not ‘naughty’ …..I had created them…..

And since I had created them……I could create new ones!

It only required 2 things……if Haanel was correct. If I did these 2 things…..the methods, [which some of you now know, Index cards, Og, shapes] would appear…..

The 2 things?

I had to do these 2 things or default to what I had.

I needed something stronger.

Drive that new blueprint with a clear vision and FEELINGS
Drive that new blueprint with a clear vision and FEELINGS

Are some peptides stronger?


My feeling needed to be stronger……deeper, intense….

The 2 things?

1. Decide what I want….not the person who had been conditioned but the “I”….what did my authentic self want?

2. The sit. I knew genius would reveal itself in the sit. Not me being the genius…..but the genius of ideas that would provide the methods……the pathyway to bliss…

So……who is your authentic self and what do you want?

Who knew that all those years I was telling my 3 English Setters to ‘sit’ I was repeating the one word I needed to hear. Go figure……


mark januszewski

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