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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


Week 12 – Love is all there is


  1. Amen Johanna! Spot on. Thank you for sharing and I am grateful to be on this journey with you!

  2. Rip, thank you so much for your affirmation. This process of writing is certainly helping me internalize the lesson.

  3. Johanna such a great and perceptive post. Remember this one because you will want to come back to it very soon. You have told a story you will soon recognize in another context. Superb is all I can say. Get Week 13 posted because I’m going to attempt to get this one featured on a future webcast and you have to be up to date for that to happen.

    • Terry, thank you for your encouragement. I can only trust you that the future lessons will help me to pull this together even more. I found the Wizard of Oz story a good illustration and the easiest way to make a make a point. I believe it is essential to deal with our issues oe we just keep repeating them.

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