Master Key Week 7 – By The Grace of God.

I had left creating my Movie Poster which was the homework from the previous webinar until Sunday afternoon and so enjoyed the process of putting it together. I just had fun with it! and was so looking forward to this weeks webcast on Sunday.

So this week we are on a diet – a 7 day mental diet!

This means we are to use the Law of substitution from the 7 Laws of the mind to replace negative thoughts immediately with a positive thought. We are to begin at Day 1 and each time it takes more than 7 seconds to notice and replace the thought we are to start back at day 1.

Now I had tried this in September when I first discovered the Master Key Process but never managed to get past the first few mins eventually a few hours of the first day and eventually just gave up!

The diet started with Mark leading us in a forgiveness mediation which left me in a beautiful state of peace and joy with the song “I’m so excited” going around in my head.

I got up the next morning with a smile on my face and found it so easy replace negative thoughts opinions etc with my chosen replacement thought which is “I am filled with the Love and the Joy of God” and this continued for the full day at work and even when I had to sit in 5 mile traffic jam – I noticed that the scene in front of me was filled with the Master Key shapes – The evening sky was vivid blue the lorry in front of me had bright red circle lights and to my right was a forest of green conifers. By 9 pm I was feeling tired and decided to have an early night but before I did I read the seven day mental diet by Emmet Fox where he describes the seven day mental diet and warns of how difficult it is to achieve and “then start in and the grace of God go with you” and had the realisation that the Grace of God had been with me that day.

I haven’t managed to do 7 days in a row yet – but I now know it is possible for me to do this and I have started to build faith in myself.

Thank you for reading!


Master Key Experience Week 6 – Making Friends with My future Self

The stand out information for me in week six was regarding procrastination and how we see our future selves. In “Solving the Procrastination Puzzle” Timothy Pychyl Phd explains that when we procrastinate all we are doing is giving problems to our future self and asked the question “why do we do this?”

So in studies where subjects were hooked up to fMRI’s and they were asked to think about:

  1. Their present self

2. A stranger

3. Their future self

It was discovered that they thought of their future self in the same way as they thought of a stranger.

So this week I have decided to make friends with my future self and some of the ways I did that was:

  1. I prepared a healthy take away breakfast in the evening to take to work with me next morning.
  2. I bought the most fabulous spring bulbs and planted them for my future self to enjoy in Spring
  3. I went to bed early enough to have a good sleep before the six o’clock alarm
  4. When I looked “at the girl in the glass” at night and said I love you – I included my past present and future self!
  5. I joined Professor Procrastination on twitter!
  6. Went for a brisk walk with work colleagues at break time – exhilarating!
  7. I got up early every morning did the Master Key reading and sit together with speed reading practice.

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

I Love this Photo!

How can you befriend your future Self today?


Press Release – Gardening Harmony

Vegetables, Garden, Harvest, Organic, Green, Gardening

This is Peter Spade from the new Irish Gardening magazine “Gardening Harmony”. Gardening Harmony loves to showcase gardens and gardeners who work in harmony with their local habitat. Today I am visiting the garden of Breege and Martin Walsh in Castlerock Co. Sligo nestled at the foothills of the Ox Mountains. It is a beautiful sunny day in July not a cloud in the sky as I take the turn opposite the old national school as advised. When I enter the driveway I see a couple sitting at a table under the native ash trees chatting over a cup of tea.

As I get out of the car the couple approach me the lady dressed in a pink floral summer dress the gentleman in khaki shorts and T-shirt. We shake hands and do our introductions. As I am offered a cup of tea in a delicate china cup I am struck by the tranquility of the setting and the huge variety of densely planted ornamental and edible plants. The sound of the babbling brook and the native bumble bees adds to the rustic charm of the setting.

As I was not quite sure of the origin of the accents I started the interview by asking if they were from the local area?

Martin informed me with pride that he hails from the rebel county and Breege said that she grew up not too far from here and that this property is the birthplace of her maternal grandmother Brigid Clarke.

PS. How did you get involved in Gardening?

BW: For as long as I can remember I have always loved growing vegetables in particular – I only came to appreciate flower gardening later on. My father was a great gardener and when we were children we helped him in the garden. I remember him saying that no matter where I planted a seed it would grow and of course this inspired me even further – even when we lived in Dublin I dug a few ridges in the back garden to grow a few potatoes.

PS: What would you say to people to encourage them to grow some of their own produce particularly as vegetables are available so cheaply in local supermarkets?

BW: Firstly I would say there is nothing like the taste of home grown in particular the first crops of the season the sweetness of the first strawberries still warm from the sunshine or the carrots freshly pulled from the soil – Remember to start with growing something you love to eat and that is relatively easy to grow e.g a strawberry plant in a hanging basket or a few salad leaves in a window box.

Secondly there is increasing numbers of scientific studies that suggests that a diet which includes a wide variety of colourful plant phytonutrients or “eating the rainbow” helps protect against a wide variety of diseases such as cancer, heart disease and neuro-degeneritve diseases and this is so much easier to achieve by growing and eating your own seasonal healthy fruit and vegetables.

Thirdly gardening feeds the body soul and mind.We don’t need any Gym memberships as we get plenty of exercise and muscle building working in the garden. I believe doctors are now recommending gardening to people who are suffering from mental illness and depression which comes as no surprise to me – I always feel better after an hour spent in the garden.

PS: Why Gardening in Harmony?

BW: Gardening in Harmony allows me to enjoy the diversity of life e.g. being able to enjoy plants like the dandelion and nettles as part of my garden rather than seeing them always as “weeds” that must be destroyed. These plants are so beneficial to the insects butterflies bees and birds which in turn are essential to our growing efforts. It’s also about growing plants and varieties that naturally thrive in the west of Ireland.

The second part of the interview will be available in next months edition of “Garden Harmony” where Breege shares some of her tips for cooking and storing some of her garden produce.

Master Key Week 5 Giving and Receiving

“Good Habits are the key to all Success”

Woman, Girl, Freedom, Happy, Sun, Silhouette, Sunrise

I celebrate that I have now completed 28 days in a row of reading and sitting for at least 15 mins everyday without fail – A solid foundation has been created. It is now time to build on it!

This week I get to write and publish a Press release based on everything on my DMP having manifested. I also get to read The Essay “Compensation” by Ralph Waldo Emerson. I am looking forward to both these challenges.

The most interesting challenge set for the week ahead is to refrain from giving my opinion on anything unless it relates to a topic on which I am an actual expert or if I am expressly asked for my opinion. I am also to observe those unspoken opinions and judgements – this should be a fun week!

The highlight of this weeks webinar for me was when Davene shared her story of how the essay Compensation and the sentence “The more we give the more we shall get” created effortlessly Peace and Prosperity in her life. Her authentic sharing touched my heart and brought to mind the beautiful words of beloved St Francis of Assisi “It is in giving we receive.”

The Theme of giving what we desire to receive is mirrored in the Master Key week 5 where it states that “All power comes from within, but we cannot get it unless we give.”  All strength and ability is the result of use.   We are a channel, through which Power flows, but it cannot flow if it is blocked. The way we keep the channel flowing is to use what you have been given.  Allow yourself to be a vessel through which Power can work to better the world.  To keep the Power flowing through you requires intelligent and careful directing of your thoughts.  It requires practice.

The practice this week is to sit and mentally select a place which has pleasant associations and making a complete mental picture of it taking in all of the surroundings and people there. When your mind wanders bring it back to your mental picture again and again.

“This mental exercise helps to hone two important skills: concentration and imagination, both of which are essential to success.”

To Your Success.

Master Key Experience Week 4 – Connecting with My “I”

“I can be what I will to be”

In part four of the Master Key Haanel begins by clarifying that the “I” of you is not the physical body, it is not your mind and it is not your personality. The “I” is something which controls and directs both body and mind whose nature is spiritual and is the true source of power.

Haanel explains that in order to strengthen will and realise your power to accomplish, one of the most effective things you can do is to repeat, as often as possible, the following affirmation:

I can be what I will to be.”

And, he continues, do not start this unless you plan to keep at it, because if you start something and don’t finish it, you form the habit of failure.

Last Sunday we were told on the webinar this is the week when people quit!

They either give up altogether or give up giving less than 100%.

So I decide to commit 100%. Now I know from past experiences that when I commit to any kind of change it is like an incubation process and there comes a moment at some stage where my old patterns/programming put up one almighty fight to hold onto the existing programme and this is when I have a choice to succumb to the “molecules of emotion” or make a stance and say to myself – No I make a stand for my new dream and allow it unfold into my life.

This is what happened with me on Friday evening and Saturday morning. I had a good week reinforcing the habits of getting up early in the morning reading the scroll, my DMP and Master Key Part 4 and sitting in silence for 20 mins as directed. I was feeling happy with my accomplishments. I had also got to watch most of the “speed reading” webinar with Jana Martinez – great exciting webinar – more about it in next weeks blog.

So by Friday evening when I had intended to write my blog I felt exhausted and could not summon enough energy to write anything. I decided to have a an early night and let myself sleep as long as my body needed. I woke up later than normal which was fine and proceeded to read the Master Key part 4 as usual and sit for 20 mins contemplating “I can be what I will to be” and as the tears rolled down my cheeks I allowed myself to reconnect with the “I”nfinite supply of energy within. When I went downstairs my husband commented that “I was glowing” and inquired about what I had been doing.

I love the Master Key programme because it is making it easier for me create the habit of success over failure.

Master Key Experience Week 3

Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable of becoming.” John Wooden

I had never heard of John Wooden before the MKE course. John Robert Wooden (October 14, 1910 – June 4, 2010) was an American basketball  player and head coach at the University of California, Los Angeles he won ten NCCA national championships in a 12-year period as head coach at UCLA, including a record seven in a row. No other team has won more than four.

I am sharing his Pyramid of success which he worked on for 15 years! because I love his definition of Success.

It begs the question what is the best that I am capable of becoming?

This Blog post is short because I have spent so much time reading about John Wooden – and he is worth the time!

I sign off with one of his Maxims

“Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference”

To your Success,


Master Key Experience Week 2: Building a Solid Foundation

“Celebrate” – To Acknowledge with a social gathering or enjoyable activity.

In the second Master Key webinar Mark encouraged us to celebrate that we are all given control over just 1 thing – THOUGHT and that we all have the same amount of Faith further explaining that Faith simply equals what we believe in.

We all have “Equal Faith” so it is a question of where you place your faith i.e. what do you believe?

I find this definition of Faith very liberating as up until this point I had I believed that I was lacking in “Faith” Oh the irony of it all!

I thoroughly enjoyed the interactive aspect of this webinar and completed the exercises “live” with Mark and Davine with a sense of fun and adventure.

The Master Key course has many concrete assignments that are required to be completed within a specific time frame during the week and these brought into sharp focus for me my old belief that I won’t have enough time to get them all completed.

I scheduled the tasks as advised but when I encountered technical difficulties with completing one of these tasks i.e. revising my Definite Major Purpose I ended up crying in frustration and failing to submit it “on time”. The next morning I realised it is better to complete it late that to give up and not do it at all and set about re-writing it.

I now celebrate all the tasks I have diligently and joyfully completed during the week knowing that they are laying the solid foundation for the habit of completion regardless of obstacles real or imagined.

Master Key Experience Week 1

Getting Started

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

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As I sit down to write this Blog in front of a beautiful blazing fire in the home my husband and I have built together I realise how lucky I have been in life so far and how many of my dreams have already manifested.

So what attracted me to the Master Key Experience was

  1. To learn how to think for myself – you would think that by the age of 56 I would have mastered this skill but I still find myself too influenced by the opinion of others.
  2. The promise of having a certified guide to be with me through the Master Key Experience.
  3. The opportunity for further self discovery – in particular what is it I really want in life.

This week I have particularly enjoyed the sitting still for 15 mins which I have chosen to do first thing in the morning after reading The first scroll from the Greatest Salesman and the Master Key Chapter 1.

I have found the most challenging exercise to be writing My Definite Major Purpose. I started it on numerous occasions but always got frustrated and ended up leaving it until the last minute on Thursday night.

I am now building new habits for myself and “As the words of these scrolls are consumed by my mysterious mind I will begin to awake each morning with a vitality I have never known before” – I very much look forward to that reality.