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Month: December 2017

Week 12 – Love is all there is

Sunday School  was a Sunday ritual in our house. I was very young and 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 I felt insignificant.  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. This law creates diversity in all things and individuation. Just marvel at the many plants, different on each continent. The many fruits and vegetables and the huge variety we experience in the many fruits we eat.  The many different kinds of insects.  The huge  variety and size of the many animals on the planet. The Omniscient, Omnipresent, Infinite Power in the Universe loves and provides in abundance for all our needs.

There are laws having to do with personal power

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 won’t work.  Why? We need 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.  I was then to say my one sentence while looking at myself in the mirror  for 50 minutes.  I didn’t think I could do it.  The shift in me came in the last 10 minutes. I was able to see myself  became much more comfortable with me.  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.

How does the “sit” make a difference?

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.

I greet this day with love in my heart

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.

Johanna Baker

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”.  This Mental Diet is 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..

The 7 Day Mental Diet

This  7 day Mental Diet is not an easy thing to do.  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

The Law of Growth occurs when our thoughts that we hold are for our good. These thoughts are  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.

Changes within change the world without


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. Situations will just show up again. I’d like to tell the story of Dorothy from Kansas from the “Wizard of Oz”. This story 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”.

Dorothy and 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.

Dorothy suggests going to meet the Wizard of OZ

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,

Johanna Baker

Week 10 – The Law of Cause and Effect

This week our focus has been about the law of Cause and Effect. How do we build Character and self Confidence? “You can’t build a reputation on what you’re gonna do.”  Henry Ford


Our actions and our habits are what drives Cause. We have created a “chore’ or “service” cards to stay on track to do the things that we have committed to do..  “Do it now” is our mantra to stay on task to get things done. Getting things done builds Self Confidence and Character.

Abundance is the natural law of the Universe

There are laws in nature.  Abundance is the natural law of the Universe.  We can see it everywhere in nature with the millions and millions of trees and flowers, plants and animals.  Each continent has its unique plants and animals and insects that  thrive in that environment.


There are natural laws that govern in our physical world.  There are also laws regarding  mental power and there is also moral and spiritual power.  Spiritual Power is superior because it exists on a higher plane. This Spiritual as well as Mental Power has enabled man to discover the wonderful laws of Nature.

So what are these Laws of the Mind from which all things we do comes from.  Let me go through them with you.

  1. Law of Substitution – We can’t think of 2 things at the same time.  If a negative thought enters our mind -try to think about God instead.  If that’s too far a rech think about a fond memory or something pleasant.  Jesus as a Master Teacher, said, “Resist not evil” , which means to turn your attention to something positive.
  2. Law of Relaxation – A relaxed calm state of mind, is the only doorway to progress mentally.  Relaxation of thought is the only access to Infinite Intelligence.  (Here we have the importance of meditation. There is a  need for stillness to receive new ideas and receive through the power of imagination.)
  3. Law of Practice- Practice  makes perfect. The.5 Ps – Perfect Practice Prevents Poor Performance.  With practice of doing the right things we improve
  4. Law of Forgiveness- we can’t access the Divine and connect the subconscious to the Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent Creator if we don’t forgive everyone and and anyone that we need to forgive.  We need to open up the channel.  We won’t be able to connect to the Divine mind where anger or resentment against a brother or sister, whether it is justified or not.
  5. Law of Dual Thought –  We can’t have 2 thoughts at the same time.
  6. Law of Subconscious – As soon as the subconscious accepts the idea it becomes a demand and it works 24-7, to manifest demand- this accesses a reservoir of infinite resources.
  7. Law of Growth –  Whatever we think about grows.  What we forget atrophies.

Law of Cause and Effect

When we look at the law of Cause and Effect, how does the power of the mind affect what we want and how to get it.  It starts with a Burning Desire and then applies the Laws of the Mind with persistence and continuous action along with intention.  The subconscious will create circumstances where things will come together.  These laws put to work will work with intention, and persistent action. This will enact the Power of Growth and the Power of More. The Universal Mind can be depended on to bring about anything necessary to make things happen on our behalf.

Our continuous and persistent action and completing our To Do Chore cards and the Persistent use of the Laws of the Mind, we can manifest our deepest desires.

I find this process is changing me. I have a quiet confidence that all is well and unfolding into my DMP because I know whatever I write and believe will happen.

Johanna Baker


Week 9 – The Value of Persistence

I love this topic,…the power of persistence and what it takes to be successful at well,  anything.


This month we have started to read from Og Mandino’s book, “I will persist until I succeed.” One of the principles and value of persistence is that there may be pain in the process or that you don’t see the results of your effort right away.  No matter the goal, it is usually Not in in the time frame that you would like it to be. I call it “God’s time”.  “The Universes” works its magic to put the circumstances and the people in place.  Sometimes the coincidences seem uncanny that they happen effortlessly because of intention. Intention comes from a desire within.


In my own case, I had Rotator-Cuff surgery over 5 years ago that led to some other physical difficulties.  I have persisted in going to the gym 3 times a week, in 2 hour stints for 5 years consistently and the difference I feel and other’s see.  Persistence has been the key to making progress.  The body needs the nourishment as well as the consistent workout to make the muscles stronger. I know ‘no pain no gain’ in pushing the muscles to break down and rebuild.

In the process of persistence, doors open to learn more, develop new skills and become better at what you pursue.  If the intention to persist is not there, it is easy to not move forward. The consequences of not holding to the promise you made to yourself, is that you have a feeling of failure and the opportunities to learn and get better do not present themselves.

All change comes from the world within

Everything comes from the “world within” The desire to have more and to be better is as old as time. There are 3 things that mankind desires to become the highest expression of themselves and they are Health, Wealth and Love.  If any of these things are lacking in our life there is a sadness and pain that comes with the not having enough.This is where the value of persistence is so important. Continue to persist and believe until the changes take place.

We have our own Aladdin’s Lamp

In the” Master Key” is the teaching that we have the “key” to the “Aladdin’s Lamp”.  To have this “key” is to be confident, to be sure and to know the truth is to be in harmony with the Infinite and Omnipotent power. It is to have Faith. Our job is to “connect with this Omnipotent power which is irresistible. This power will sweep away every kind of discord, in-harmony, doubt or error of any kind away.”  When these thoughts or feelings come up, we must substitute these thoughts with courage, power, self-reliance and confidence.

How do I make this personal?  It’s through the quiet “sit”  where I become quiet and notice the thoughts zooming in and zooming out.  To take time to “Visualize” the future I desire and  to see it in the present tense. I know through love, to give it away the more comes back to me.  Through this persistent daily work with right action and loving thoughts the magic of connection with the Omnipotent, happens.  “With God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:23-30


Johanna Baker

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