Master Key Journey with Susan

Reflections of a new journey

Week 22A: A Life Long Cast On

Journey Overview:

yellow-brick-roadWhat? A week of self- direction and how does that apply to me?  Week 22 A is a combination of review and preparation.  I have been given an outline, a schedule, tasks, and multiple readings.  Habits have been formed or at least started, priorities and decisions have been made with positive non-judgmental thoughts, and actions or non actions have moved me forward to seeing my true colors and my real self.

Now I am going to weave a tale and play on words as I continue down the “Yellow Brick Road” to taking action on my own self direction.

Seasons of Color:

In knitting, you begin a project by casting on the yarn onto the needles.  Many times a “long tail cast on” is appropriate.  Week 22 A is clearly about my “Life Long Cast On“.  Starting the journey thinking this was a 26 week course and now seeing it is really a life long journey.    seasons

Og states in Scroll VI:

” The tides advance; the tides recedes.  Winter goes and summer comes.  Summer wanes and the cold increases….Flowers bloom; flowers fade.  Seeds are sown; harvests are reaped….My moods will rise; my moods will fall.

Today I will be master of my emotions.”

For me desires come; desires go. However, one thing that remains constant is my focus for the priority or task at hand.  Family is here, and family is gone.  There is nothing more important for me at this time than to have quality time, love, and support with Grandpa.  His bloom is fading.

Silence and Creation:

Taking advantage of the silence as Grandpa sleeps, I have time to focus my energy on creating a project, while monitoring his breathing patterns.  This time allows me to reflect on my business decisions and take a close look at my own timeline.

yarn ballContinuing my habit of a daily sit of at least 15 minutes of stillness and quiet time, works cumulatively on  thoughts and actions to accomplish my dreams and goals.  Another way to look at it is like a ball of variegated yarn.  Looking at the colors in the yarn ball, I do not know how often the colors will change or the pattern they might create.  However, as I continue to knit and create my project the results start to show in a magnificent pattern.  When the ball comes to an end, I have the choice of starting another ball in the same color sequence, changing the color all together or just attaching to see what colors fall next.  So whatever I choose, I am still creating.

Therefore, the sit is ongoing.  My plans and goals may change as the ideas of my life adapt to current situations and to build out how I want to live the next 20- 40 years of my life.

Final Project:

Just like knitting, when one project is complete another gets started so goes my goals and dreams.  Sometimes, I have 2 or more projects going at once as I work to design different areas in my life to feel and be complete to fulfill my world within.   glove

Actually there is never a final project, because I know I am creating and changing as long as I breathe.  May the projects continue with imagination and desire!  My life is my design!


Week 22: Silence, The Most Intimate Connection

Noticing Silence:

Being silent to feel a connection with “Him” is the exercise for Week 22.  Let your imagination run wild on Silencewhat “Him” means for you.  This phrase stumped me the first day I read it.  However, I am choosing to write on how it corresponds to the Master Keys System and the Universal energy that is ever present and always available.

Some people pray in silence or out loud to God, or their higher spirit of belief.  For this matter, I will call “Him” God.   Interesting that my connection can be in silence to ask, speak, or praise and that I can receive answers in the silence as well.

Executing Silent Practice:

Reviewing my beginnings with this course, as I started with a 15 minute sit or meditation.  Even though it was a bit difficult in the beginning with regular practice it is easy now.

Other than a formal sit, some ways of being quiet or silent have been in my life for many years.  For example, much of the time I drive without the radio or music.  I prefer not to have the TV playing and I enjoy just knitting without conversation.  I have participated in yoga class and meditations and first learned about being silent from Personal Mastery from K & A.

Benefits of Silence:

The most intimate connection is Silence.  Here are a few benefits that I have discovered for myself.  It is the recognition of energy!  You are wondering how being silent and energy are connected.  It is through the silence that I experience energy and a deep connection to myself and others.

Depending on the situation, determines how I can use silence for my advantage to get through a process or be more productive.  Energy is everywhere, I believe there is no difference between good and bad energy,

magic carpet

it  is just energy and it is the emotion you attach to it that counts.

Silence, concentration and focus all seem to be related for me.  I do my best work and create my best ideas when I am in a quiet setting in the house or perhaps a quiet walk or sit outside with nature.  It is a time when my imagination is open for a magic carpet ride and all things are possible.

The Ultimate Communication:

perfect day quotes


So on this space, I close with the ultimate communication with “Him” , myself , and time.  It matters not if it is a moment, hours or days, it mostly matters that I recognize and practice daily this silent communication within myself to create a perfect day.


Week 21: Puzzles Seek Out My DMP

big pictureThe Big Picture:

This is so exciting knowing I have the power to create my DMP (Definite Major Purpose in life).  Week 21 seems to be about all the methods, thoughts, and actions that I have been participating in throughout the Master Key Master Mind Alliance.

When was the last time you worked a jigsaw puzzle?  Well, for me it was many years ago!  Really who has time for foolish activities and time wasters when I am going to work, cleaning house, participating in family events, getting the cat off the roof and so on and so forth.  Life is busy!

However, remembering the process of my puzzles and the valued  lessons learned from an early age relate to Week 21.   No matter what the size, how many pieces, or what the picture showed, it was a game of thought, concentration, determination and organization which produced the finished project.

Seek and Sort:

Pick a puzzle, pick a dream, pick a goal that is an attraction to my soul.  The process is the same.  It matters not if the puzzle is ten pieces or 5000 pieces or if my dream is to run a half marathon or make $100,000 dollars a month,  it is the process of seeking and sorting correct plans and actions to make it happen.

Puzzles, as the years pasted I continued to challenge myself in size and color.  Here is how my process would go:

  • Look at the box picture once
    • Inspires a dream
    • Demands focus
    • Creates detailed concentration
  • Sort
    • Get the straight edges                                                             jigsaw puzzle
    • Divide by color
    • Sub divide by shape
  • Work in Sections
    • By color
    • By items, heads, buildings or nature scenes
    • By time
  • Teamwork
    • Mastermind with Dad
    • Friends
    • My stuffed animals (talk it through)
  • Concentration
    • Silence searching for pieces
    • Music searching for pieces
    • Sleeping searching for pieces in my dreams

This is just amazing to me that I have practiced the skills of concentration, determination, masterminding, created a plan of action and I got my desired results.   Bring it on “Life”, I am here and ready to play Big!


It is true, I have all I need from my world within to attain my deepest desires in life.   From my readings this week, I will close with two sections that have created this post.

1.  “Do not hesitate to aspire to the highest possible attainments in anything you may undertake, for the mid forces are ever ready to lend themselves to a purposeful will in the effort to crystallize its highest aspirations into acts, accomplishments, and events.”  ~The Master Key Part 21, Section 17 by Charles Haanel

wayne live last day

2.  “This day I will make the best day of my life.  This day I will drink every minute to its full.  I will savor its taste and give thanks.  I will maketh every hour count and each minute I will trade only for something of value…….Each minute of today will be more fruitful than hours of yesterday.  My last must be my best.      I will live this day as if it is my last.”  ~ The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

So it is, I have all the pieces of the puzzle available to me.  I have the skills, a plan of action, a mastermind group to support me and belief in myself.  It is through my continued effort to follow the plan that will put all the pieces together and I will see the results.


Week 20: Inspiring Me, Myself and I

Combinations:                                                                    tgfd_grade_8_poster_decision_making_co_

It is the power to think, reflect and apply that continues to move me forward.   Week 20 has long since came and gone.  Admittingly, I am not only late with this post, I am late for the post due this week.

However, I saw my true self shine this week and now I must figure out how to take that action and passion into all areas of my life.

It is true my PPN of Helping Others drives me.  The new trick is to use this particular gift to my advantage in creating my business and my dream life.

In Week 20 I am learning how to inspire me, myself and I through combinations and associations.

Me, Myself and I:

me myself and IAs for “me”,  I see it as my mind.  The mind is the parent of my body.  The mind is the source for control, rules and security.   The mind is the authority and does it’s best to keep me safe.

Next is “myself”, which lies in my solar plexus.  It is the inner child and core within me.  Myself is full of emotion, ego, and confidence.  The child challenges the parent.  Like children do, they experiment with their own feelings and change the rules to grow.

Finally there is the “I”, which is my spirit.  Spirit is my connection to the universe.  Spirit is my imagination, my gusto for life, and my ability to continue what I have started.  Spirit is endless and seeks continually accomplishments and success.

Closing Inspiration:

How do I inspire “me, myself and I”?  It is a combination of associations and determination to ensure a fluid imagination of creation.  Then, I apply some action to create my success.  Also, it is connecting with my mastermind alliance for support and encouragement.  As my presence supports the others, in return I have continuous support for my success.

It is taking the time to sit and think that makes my mind grow stronger to improve “Me”.  As my stronger mind improves, the child offers laughter and challenges to create a unique succes choice“Myself”.  Then, with a determined spirit, it rounds out my “I” to be the perfect someone that I am.

Wow! with that combination of people and spirit working together, I can create my desired life of success and dreams do come true.

It is great to have the opportunity to grow, the ability to choose, and the desire to go after my dreams. That in itself is success!






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