Week 5 – A fine estate

There is a fine estate awaiting a claimant. Its broad acres,
with abundant crops, running water and fine timber, stretch away
as far as the eye can see. There is a mansion, spacious and
cheerful, with rare pictures, a well-stocked library, rich
hangings, and every comfort and luxury. All the heir has to do
is to assert his heirship, take possession, and use the
property. He must use it; he must not let it decay; for use is
the condition on which he holds it. To neglect it is to lose
possession. Haanel, Master Key

This has been a favorite paragraph for me in The Master Key for so many years. A fine estate is indeed awaiting any of us who choose to create this for ourselves.

Interesting sit this week. I was in a room full of gifts, and each was intended for me. A beautiful home, furnishings, cars, exquisite wood chests stacked with a fortune…as well as published books, time with family, abundance of health, wealth, and treasure beyond my wildest dreams. All awaiting a claimant.

Interesting each week how the vision gets clearer and the pathway is straighter and straighter. I need only be true to the vision and single minded in becoming she who is willing to receive. Everything else is prepared for me.

Week 4 – Can you hear the train?

It is thus that fate, fortune, and destiny will be controlled as
readily as a captain controls his ship, or an engineer, his

Master Key System, Week 4, Charles Haanel


This thought has brought me great joy this week. We live a mile or so from busy train tracks, and I hear the train whistle blow several times a day. Several months ago, I linked that sound in my mind to the sound of my train, full of many customers and associates pulling into the success station.

Another layer of understanding, it’s not just the train filling up with people who want to come along for the ride. It’s about me being in control of the train, the direction, the speed, the distance and of course the destination. I am the cause!

The shapes and colors have been interesting and challenging to me because I am one of those few people who is not visual. My world is all about what I hear. So for the few of you auditory people out there, here is the song that is all about my train!


Thank you Mavis – you’ve given so many smiles over the years.


If you (Come, go with me)

Get ready now (Come, go with me)

Feel you’re able (Come, go with me)

Take me by my hand, y’all (Come, go with me)

Love is the only transportation to where there’s total communication…

Week 3 – Definite (or not) Major Purpose

DMP = Definite Major Purpose.

Definite Major Purpose = ????

Yesterday I had a fascinating meeting with the Executive Director of a not-for-profit that is dedicated to eradicating hunger. Within minutes of asking him about his organization’s mission (DMP) he was weaving a story with his words, his hands, his charts, with his entire soul – about the numbers of hungry children: the ones they had saved and the ones who would perish during our conversation for want of a meal. Of resources that had been put into play and of future capabilities still being sought. Of a brown eyed orphan named Angel, one of the lucky ones who now got to eat one square meal a day. Such a passionate telling of the purpose that got him out of bed and kept him moving forward through the endless minutiae of getting food into the hands of every hungry person on this spinning planet we call home.

To be imbued with such a clear mission. To be a Henry Ford marshaling the best known practices to deliver a new system for manufacturing products…to be a Bill Gates and take computing from the complicated behemoths of the 70’s to the user friendly desktops we now enjoy. To be like my husband, coaching every high school basketball game like it was the NBA championship. To know why you are here, and to have the courage to express it.

But it is not my fate to have this clear knowing, and so I struggle with the exercise. What is my DMP? What are my Personal Pivotal Needs? How can I put this down clearly and concisely and in a way that will direct all my steps when it just looks like a cumulus cloud drifting across the sky on a summer day changing from one shape to another to yet another. To be more, do more, and to have more just isn’t the clear vision we have been instructed to craft.

So I write and rewrite seeking clarity, seeking that raw desire. Remembering the story of the guru who held his student’s head under the water for so long that the student lashed out in rage to be free of his grasp and to breathe again. Then the guru explained…when you want it as bad as you wanted that breath, then you shall have it.

The best I can do today is to know that may life will go by, day by day, year after year. Without a purpose and a plan I will forever be chasing those clouds across the sky and will never catch one. But a vision coupled with a plan can accomplish anything I desire, and far more than I can imagine. So I write and write again, because to be more, do more, and have more is better than not. As I grow, my DMP will too. As my DMP grows, so will I. This journey will lead me around the curve to a better vista, and eventually to the top of the mountain where my vision will be perfect.

Week 2 – A Power-full Understanding

I got it! No really, it has gotten through that mysterious grey matter all the way to the solar plexus and then to the heart. It is now mine.
“The things of the world are fluid to a power within [me] by which [I] rule them. (Master Key, Chapter 1 intro, paragraph 1). Charles Haanel
Wallace Wattles writes that the world is made of a Formless Substance which permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.
I am created by my Creator and given the same ability: the ability to use the Infinite that surrounds everything to create the world as I choose. The power to do this is in the form of thought. Not any thought, but focused thought. I am here to bring into existence the highest and the best that I can envision.
The word power caused me some angst. It brought to mind ruthless despots and marauding armies and their murderous onslaught. But now I know that power is the ability to concentrate your thoughts on that which you are creating. All power is within, and is the result of directing your thoughts in one direction. It is the gift of the Creator: to give to creation the ability to create and the power to do so.
Harmony, another concept from this reading, is when all your thoughts are congruent, when you get full belief and keep all your thinking in accord. When it rains, the drops are scattered, blowing in every direction and puddling or running off here and there. But when all the drops are gathered into a river, when they are all traveling in the same direction, when all their power is combined, then the power is undeniable and the result inevitable.
“All gain is the result of an accumulative consciousness.” So I will accumulate all the rain drops (thoughts) and become a mighty river that flows back to the ocean (All in All). My thoughts all going in the same direction form a harmony within that gives me the power to manifest the very best that is within me.
Thank you Universe for getting it inside of me and in the words an amazing guide, “Peace be the Journey”.