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Week 15 – The Law of Love

This week I have focused on love  Love is a product of our emotions. We know that what we focus on expands.  It is the law of give more get more. What’s guided me daily is to be aware of that I needed to follow my heart.   Everywhere I go I say silently to the people I meet, I love you.  It feels good being in the place of  gratitude  and love for all that I have and all who I meet.  A smile goes a long way to change the mood and express kindness.  What I discovered is that the Law of Love is really the Law of Attraction.


Picturing in my mind that all will work out and the good of all will be for the highest good. Keeping my thoughts for all people for their highest good is one of the things that is very important to  me.   Social Justice is something that is very important to me.  All people should be treated fairly.  I hold the people I know and the people I don’t know in the light for their best outcome.

The Law of Attraction- The Law of Love

During this week I’ve experienced a change in the people I know and see often, in the way they relate to me.  Something is changing within me and also with the people in my life.  I am living in a state of gratitude and writing 3 gratitude cards daily.  One of our assignments was to go back through our life to write down all the things we have done in our life.  Do this for yourself. Take 3 X 5 cards and write down all the positive things you’ve done in your life.  It will change your day.  I was surprised and pleased to remember  all the positive things I’ve done.  It’s all about experiencing some love about who you are and how you have made contributions. I believe this is an example of The Law of Attraction.


The Law of Love  is also the Law of Attraction which brings what is necessary for growth and maturity.  Love also brings about vitality.  Our thoughts of love and abundance are so important to bring that about in our life. It all begins with our thoughts and our words, they are the invincible power that will give it form in the future.  I am excited about the changes I am making through conscious thought and intention.



Week 14 -Cool Runnings -The value of Persistence

This week we were given the assignment to watch a movie from a list of movies.  I chose “Cool Runnings” to watch. The focus for the week was Persistence, the Jamaican team in Cool Runnings  demonstrate the value of Persistence.  Cool Runnings is the story  about a Jamaican team that tried out for the winter Olympics in the sport of Bobsledding.  As we all know there is no snow in Jamaica. This is the story of incredible determination and persistence against all the odds of having success.  The movie is a version of the true  story of what actually happened when Jamaicans tried out and entered the Olympics in the winter of 1988. 

Derice Bannock is Determined

Derice Bannock  a top 100m runner from Jamaica tried out for the 1988 summer Olympics. Because of an accident where one of the team members,  Junior tripped and fell, he and another team member Yul fell into each other near the finish line and they all became  ineligible to qualify for the Olympics that year.

Derice was headstrong and wanted to compete in the Olympics that year. He had an idea that he would put a bobsledding team together to compete in the Winter Olympics of 1988. This seems impossible, because how will they train  with no bobsled or any snow?  Derice recruited his friend Sanka Coffie,  who was a champion push cart racer to build a mock up bobsled to practice with on the dry ground and hills of Jamaica.  He also  went to his father;s friend Irv Blitzer (played by John Candy)  for his help.  Irv was friends with Derice’s father Ben who had recruited  sprinters for the bobsled team for the Olympics in 1968.

The Coach was in Trouble

Irv Blitzer  was a two time Gold Medalist at the 1968 Winter Olympics.  In the 1972 Winter Olympics Irv was disqualified for cheating and he moved to Jamaica in disgrace. He lives an impoverished life as a bookie. They eventually recruit two of his friends Junior and Yul from the track team; even though Yul is still upset over Junior’s mistake of tripping and falling in the 100m  try out. It disqualified the three runners.

They created a  makeshift bobsled out of wood and took to the hills to practice, many mishaps but they were determined and persitent.  They were going to do this. Hurdles did not deter them. Adversity and disappointments did not deter them. They just kept practicing.

No one believes they will get to the Olympics

No one takes them seriously that they will really compete in the Olympics and they have a very hard time raising money. They tried many fundraising ideas, singing in the street, arm wrestling, kissing booths, nothing worked. Things change when Junior sells his car to give them a great start on what they need.  Junior also had a lesson for his teammates that he learned from his father.  Junior let them know that his father struggled for many years.They were not always in good financial shape.  He became rich because he never gave up and was persitent.  Junior’s father had a goal and he kept working toward it.  It needed to be the same for the team. They needed to keep going and not give up and give it their all.

They arrive in Calgary for the Olympics

They got to Calgary, Canada where they got their first real used bobsled.This is where the Winter Olympic Games were held in 1988.  They were doing their best but they were copying the the arrogant East German team who told them to go home.  They continued to practice and continued to get better at their technique.  They finally qualify for the finals but the Olympic Committee  disqualifies them on a technicality.  This was retribution for their coach Irving’s prior cheating scandal.  Irving confronts his former coach from the 1972 Olympic Winter Games and apologies to the committee for the scandal he created in 1972 which embarrassed his country, the USA.  He asks the committee to punish him for his transgression but not the Jamaican team.  The Olympic committee reverses their decision  and allows the Jamaican team to again compete. They are thrilled for the opportunity to continue moving forward toward their dream.


In the Olympic race it looked like the Jamaican team would medal until tragedy struck. Because the bobsled was old and it couldn’t handle the high speed, one of the blades come off, and it flipped on its side leaving them meters short of the finish line.  They were determined to finish the race and they put the sled over their shoulders and walked over the finish line, to a rousing applause from the spectators and Junior’s father. They held their heads high.

The team came home to Jamaica to a hero’s welcome and vowed to return to the Winter Olympics 4 years later. Their persistence paid off.

Trailer to Cool Runnings.

The 4 tiny attributes of Persistence

Cool Running is an example of the 4  tiny attributes of persistence that are taught in the Master Key:

  1.  Having a Definite Major Purpose
  2. Having a Positive Mental Attitude
  3.  Having a Plan of Action
  4.  Having a Master Mind Alliance

The Master Mind Alliance was their coach and the 4 team members.


To be successful in your endeavors, this film includes all the elements necessary for success.  It is an example for us all to apply the principles and do the things that it  takes to succeed.  Must have a  definite major purpose, a positive mental attitude where you won’t let any of the obstacles get in your way and move forward with your plan with persistence.  You will probably need to revamp when necessary and figure out what needs to be refined to make the path clearer and more successful.   Have a definite plan of action and work with others in a Master Mind Alliance to make it happen. There is more power with the Alliance than trying to do it all by yourself.


Week 13 – Why Dreams Come True

Sometimes it takes hearing the same thing again and again, but sometimes said in a slightly different way to really get it.  I have been reading OG and have been reading my DMP ( Definite Major Purpose) and reading my cards religiously.  Tonight I listened to Earl Nightingale talk about “The Strangest Secret”.  It was the same material I have been hearing from MarkJ and the reading from Haanel.

How did I hear it tonight?  The belief in what I want has to be with such conviction and intensity that I will not be denied. Remember as it was said by the Great Carpenter, “Ask and it will be given to you. Seek and you shall find. Knock and the door will be opened to you. Everyone who ASKS, SEEKS AND KNOCKS, it will be given to you”

Do it with intensity and  Single Focus and many times a day. Use the cards, to remind of our single focus. Do the Work with your whole being for 30 days and see the difference.  Do it again for another 30 days.  You will see the difference.

Do the Work!


Week 12 – Love is all there is

When I went to Sunday School, as a child  I was taught that God is Love, and “he”  loved me. I felt so small in a big world, I questioned if I was worth it.  Why? Don’t know.    Gratitude was a concept that I learned from my mom.  My mother taught me that God is in all things and in all life, it was not to be found by just going to church.  God is in nature, life is all around us and we have been given a gift to be alive.

We as a civilization have known this for a long time that Love is the ultimate law which has created diversity in all things and individuation. The Omniscient, Omnipresent, Infinite Power in the Universe loves and provides in abundance for all our needs.

What is interesting is that there are laws that have to do with our personal power. Knowledge does not apply it itself.  It takes us as individuals to fertilize our  thoughts  with a living purpose. If we keep changing our mind about what we want, it will be for naught because there is no concentration and focus to give direction.  It’s as if you were a sculpture and every 15 minutes you changed your mind about what you wanted to create,  Nothing will come from the attempt at the creation if there is no focus.

In our Master Key class this week we went through an assignment  of taking our DMP (Definite Master Purpose) and putting it into one sentence.  Then we were to to say it in the mirror while looking at ourselves for 50 minutes.  I didn’t think I could do it. What I discovered is that there was a shift in me the last 10 minutes where I was able to see myself and  I became much more comfortable with myself.  MarkJ, teacher of the Master Key pointed out that we need to make friends with our future self, that the future self is most often thought of as a stranger. This exercise helped me see that I can and do  love myself.  Why is that so difficult to recognize?  We are God’s creation, and are as unique as all the elements in nature.


It is through the quiet “sit” where we can experience complete relaxation.  Here is where deep thought, intention  guides attention and has a high potential that the Universal forces can work.  It is in the Silence that we can get in touch with the Omnipotent power of the subconscious mind where all the power is developed.

Ultimately to have permanent success with what we desire and  have access to this power, it only comes from within ourselves.  This is an unfoldment process.  From my own experience over many inconsistent years,  true silence is not easily reached.  It is only in this state where we are able to connect with Divinity itself.  This is where consistent, persistent, practice and concentration leads to having the experience we seek.  This is pure Love.

Scroll II from Og Mandino, “I greet this day with love in my heart.”  I woke up loving this way to start my day. This dynamic power of love gives us the capacity  to deal with any adverse situations that we encounter. This eternal and fundamental principle is in every system of Philosophy, in every Religion and in every Science.We can’t get away from the law of love. It is a feeling that gives vitality to our thoughts.  Feelings is desire and desire is love.  When we are impregnated with the thoughts of love we are invincible.

“Why is the power of love so dynamic?  The Law of Attraction rests on this vibration, which in turn rests upon the law of love.  Thought impregnated with love becomes invincible.”  Haanel

Do the work.


Week 11 – The Watchman at the Gate

This idea of the Watchman at the Gate comes from Jeremiah 6:17 “Also I set watchman over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet”  got my attention.  We had been given an assignment in the Master Key to go on a  7 day “Mental Diet” where we were not to allow any negative thoughts for a full week.  If we had a negative thought we had to start the 7 days over again. The Watchman at the Gate is our super conscious, objective mind that is the watcher of our thoughts..


This  7 day Mental Diet is not an easy thing to do and I have had to start over many times.


These negative thoughts are the ideas of being less than, jealousy, anger,  I can’t do it, ideas that slam you down and don’t lift you up.  The Watchman at the Gate is the objective  mind that has the power of choosing our thoughts. We have had rushing thoughts go through our mind forever. Just as a sheep dog can corral the sheep into a pen, we can control our thoughts with gentle determination, not force.


In the Master Key we have taken the time to write our DMP,                 ( Definite Master Purpose). Reading this DMP. repeatedly,  enthusiastically will have an impact on the subconscious mind. This also needs to contain our Burning Desire of what we want.  When this happens we are then the master of our situation.


The Law of Growth when the thoughts we hold are for our good and also for the good of others will make a cleaner path to success.  The Law of Giving is the leavening agent.  It is pure with the intent of bringing Love and Goodness to any situation.  When you are in service with no expectation of reciprocity, only good can come from that.


All of this is done to change the world within.  The change within changes the world without. Using objective reasoning and a plan of action through the Law of Environment and the development of good habits,  our deepest desires will show up.


I read a piece about The Watchman at the Gate, with a story about Dorothy in the “Wizard of Oz”.   I found it to be illustrative of how our thinking is manifested.


What I learned and have experienced myself is that  we can’t run away from issues because they will just show up again. I’d like to tell the story of Dorothy from Kansas from the “Wizard of Oz” here, because it gives us a great illustration of the importance about making the fundamental change in our thinking, this Inner change with our thoughts will make the difference along with the Plan of Action in what happens in our life.


Here is the story of Dorothy in the “Wizard of Oz”.


“The little girl, Dorothy, is very unhappy because the mean woman in the village wants to take away her dog, Toto.


She goes, in despair, to confide in her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, but they are too busy to listen, and tell her to “run along.”


She says to Toto, “There is somewhere, a wonderful place high above the skies where everybody is happy and no one is mean.” How she would love to be there!


A Kansas cyclone suddenly comes along, and she and Toto are lifted up, high in the sky, and land in the country of Oz.


Everything seems very delightful at first, but soon she has the same old experiences. The mean old woman of the village has turned into a terrible witch, and is still trying to get Toto from her.

How she wishes she were back in Kansas.


She is told to find the Wizard of Oz. He is all powerful and will grant her request.

She starts off to find his palace in the Emerald City.


On the way she meets a scarecrow. He is so unhappy because he hasn’t a brain.


She meets a man made of tin, who is so unhappy because he hasn’t a heart.


Then she meets a lion who is so unhappy because he has no courage.


She cheers them up by saying, “We’ll all go to the Wizard of Oz and he’ll give us what we want”—the scarecrow a brain, the tin man a heart, and the lion courage.


They encounter terrible experiences, for the bad witch is determined to capture Dorothy and take away Toto and the ruby slippers which protect her.


At last they reach the Emerald Palace of the Wizard of Oz.


They ask for an audience, but are told no one has ever seen the Wizard of Oz, who lives mysteriously in the palace.


But through the influence of the good witch of the North, they enter the palace. There they discover that the Wizard is just a fake magician from Dorothy’s home town in Kansas.

They are all in despair because their wishes cannot be granted!


But then the good witch shows them that their wishes are already granted. The scarecrow has developed a brain by having to decide what to do in the experiences he has encountered, the tin man finds he has a heart because he loves Dorothy, and the lion has become courageous because he had to show courage in his many adventures.


The good witch from the North says to Dorothy, “What have you learned from your experiences?” and Dorothy replies, “I have learned that my heart’s desire is in my own home and in my own front yard.” So the good witch waves her wand, and Dorothy is at home again.

She wakes up and finds that the scarecrow, the tin man, and the lion are the men who work on her uncle’s farm. They are so glad to have her back.”. This story teaches that if you run away your problems will run after you.”

This is taken from

The change that is necessary has to come from us to change our thinking from within.  I thank the Master Key Program for helping me to lay out a plan and put it into action  to manifest my heart’s desire.

Till Next time,


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