Master Key Experience – Week 17HJ – Hero’s Journey

Answering or Refusing The Call

At some point in time in our lives each one of us will be confronted with a pivotal question, a call to greatness… Refusing that call to adventure is denial to let go of the old self, and fully embrace that person that God created you to be.

The fear of “not fitting in” is also refusal of the call. For me it comes down to ignore the expectations, ideas and plans that other people make for my life without my permission. Enough is enough, from this point forward I must let go off of my old identity and fully embrace my true self.

This week webinar reminded me of something I already knew: I don’t need permission from others to be happy, and neither should you.

I am nature’s greatest miracle, I am unique.

I persist until I succeed, I always keep my promises.

Manuel Madera


Master Key Experience – Week 17 – Symbols and Reality

This is a very important chapter, there is a lot of insight and philosophy. I promise to do my best in sharing with you as much as I can. If you are a student of Haanel’s system, please take the time yourself to really study this week — as well as all of the other weeks. I don’t know about you, but in my case, I am not looking just for knowledge, I’m also searching for a deeper understanding.

The last paragraph of the letter of transmittal for this week’s lesson is quite interesting. Haanel wrote: “The student who masters the contents of Week Seventeen will not mistake the symbols for the reality; he will be interested in causes, rather than effects. He will concentrate on the realities of life and will then not be disappointed in the results”.

The Greatest Enemy of Observation is Familiarity

When we think we know something, we stop paying attention to it. For example, how many stairs are there in your house?  What is your license plate number?  Name three left-handed people you know.  I believe is was Sherlock Holmes who said to Dr. Watson in “A Scandal in Bohemia,” “You see, but you do not observe.”

One good example is that while all the media propaganda machine is pushing their agenda that “the sky is falling”, that everything is bad, and evil surrounds us, the Master Key Experience community managed to increase our awareness of all the goodness, and kindness around us, by being intentional observers and doers. I liken the “river of dreams” to a mirage, an illusion that distracts us from reality.

I could go on. My point is not that any single observation is the silver bullet that unlocks attaining insight or a higher level of intuition.  Instead, I’m suggesting that the way forward is always to keep observing. We must be willing to focus, exercising concentration to a degree we don’t just see, but we observe. Let’s not just see. Let’s observe.

One major takeaway for me from this week material is how vital, important it is to see the things in the world for what they are rather than what they appear to be. Instead of seeing symbols and perceptions, raise our awareness to be able to see things truly — objectively. I believe that it is a essential part of living a successful life.

I want to escape, unplug if you will from the “Matrix”, away from the false perceptions of the world — the shadows and mirages — and see the world and everything in it for what they are, to get a clearer picture of things around me. I want to free myself from errant, foreign thoughts and skewed views, that do not serve my interests or help the fulfilment of my true purpose in life.

How do I get this level of understanding, this clarity of vision?  Through CONCENTRATION

This week, Haanel shares in points 3 to 7 that the key to seeing reality is concentration.

3. We are accustomed to look upon the Universe with a lens of five senses. From these experiences our anthropomorphic conceptions originate, but true conceptions are only secured by spiritual insight. This insight requires a quickening of the vibrations of the Mind and is only secured when the mind is continuously concentrated in a given direction.

4. Continuous concentration means an even, unbroken flow of thought and is the result of a patient, persistent, persevering, and well-regulated system.

5. Great discoveries are the result of long-continued investigation. The science of mathematics requires years of concentrated effort to master it, and the greatest science — that of the Mind — is revealed only through concentrated effort.

6. Concentration is much misunderstood. There seems to be an idea of effort or activity associated with it, when just the contrary is necessary. The greatness of an actor lies in the fact that he forgets himself in the portrayal of his character, becoming so identified with it that the audience is swayed by the realism of the performance. This will give you a good idea of true concentration; you should be so interested in your thought, so engrossed in your subject, as to be conscious of nothing else. Such concentration leads to intuitive perception and immediate insight into the nature of the object concentrated upon.

7. All knowledge is the result of concentration of this kind; it is thus that the secrets of Heaven and Earth have been wrested; it is thus that the mind becomes a magnet and the desire to know draws the knowledge, irresistibly attracts it, makes it your own.

Isn’t concentration just thinking? Don’t we do it all the time?

In Point 11, Haanel wrote: “Concentration does not mean mere thinking of thoughts, but the transmutation of these thoughts into practical values; the average person has no conception of the meaning of concentration. There is always the cry “to have” but never the cry “to be;” they fail to understand that they cannot have one without the other, that they must first find the “kingdom” before they can have the “things added.” Momentary enthusiasm is of no value; it is only by unbounded self-confidence that the goal is reached.

During my participation in the Master Key Experience there have been times that life happens, interruptions occur, unexpected things have taken my attention away, and I asked myself: What If I Fail? 

I am grateful, and very encouraged for what Haanel wrote in points 12 and 13:

12 “The mind may place the ideal a little too high and fall short of the mark; it may attempt to soar on untrained wings and instead of flying, fall to earth; but that is no reason for not making another attempt.”

13. Weakness is the only barrier to mental attainment; attribute your weakness to physical limitations or mental uncertainties and try again; ease and perfection are gained by repetition.

This reminds me of the main phrase from scroll III of Og Mandino’s book: “I persist until I succeed”.  I know that even when I suffer a setback, or find a roadblock in my way, the more I practice and learn, I get better and better. And you can too. Keep that in mind.

Wrap It Up Manuel!

I know, this blog posts are getting longer. I still have not addressed what I think in the heart and soul of Week Seventeen. That is brilliantly expressed in the following points:

28. You may be pursuing the symbols of power instead of power itself. You may be pursuing fame instead of honor, riches instead of wealth, position instead of service; in either event you will find that they turn to ashes just as you overtake them.

29. Premature wealth or position cannot be retained because it has not been earned; we get only what we give and those who try to get without giving always find that the law of compensation is relentlessly bringing about an exact equilibrium.

30. The race has hitherto been for money and other mere symbols of power, but with an understanding of the true source of power, we can afford to ignore the symbols. The man with a large bank account finds it unnecessary to load his pockets down with gold; so with the man who has found the true source of power: He is no longer interested in its shams or pretensions.

These are powerful sentences, they point to where true wealth comes from, and that “it’s not always all about the money,” I don’t think Haanel is saying that money is bad. He is stating that we — each of us — should have a goal higher than simply pursuing riches. Our vision should instead be something bigger.

There is not much left for me to add for now.

Until next time, I wish you the best.

I persist until I succeed, I always keep my promises.

Manuel Madera

Master Key Experience – Week 16 – “Makeover à la Franklin (2nd week)…

This week marks the second week of implementation in our Master Mind group of the Ben Franklin makeover. For this week I was focusing on KINDNESS, as well as the whole 2018-2019 group of members of the MKMMA.

We are taking an idea created more than 300 years ago by Benjamin Franklin, one of our founding fathers, master inventor: He was also a pioneer of self-improvement. In 1727 Franklin formed the Junto, a weekly mutual-improvement club made up of individuals with an array of interests and skills. Any similarities with actual events and/or with our Master Key Master Mind Alliance is purely coincidental, like they say in the movies and books disclaimers.

Being a moral pragmatist, Ben Franklin created a list of 13 virtues, and created a chart on which to keep track of his progress in living them. Each week he would specifically focus on one virtue while also keeping track of the others. He would then move on to the next virtue and so on, eventually going through four cycles of each of the virtues in a single year.

When he failed to live up to the virtues on a particular day, he would place a mark on the chart. When Franklin first started out on his program, he found himself putting marks in the book more often than he wanted. But as time went by, he saw the marks diminish.

For our application we are taking a positive approach, instead of putting a mark every time with fail to exercise the virtue we are focusing on observing others and ourselves perform acts that inherently develop or increase the virtue itself. For this week, the virtue was kindness, as I mentioned earlier in the post. By focusing only on acts of kindness (done by others or ourselves) we are “kicking up the notch” of the Law of Growth, whatever we think about or focus on multiplies.

For our application we are taking a positive approach, instead of putting a mark every time with fail to exercise the virtue we are focusing on observing others and ourselves perform acts that inherently develop or increase the virtue itself. For this week, the virtue was kindness, as I mentioned earlier in the post. By focusing only on acts of kindness (done by others or ourselves) we are “kicking up the notch” of the Law of Growth, whatever we think about or focus on multiplies.

This was an amazing week, I was able to witness people being kind all over the place, everywhere I went. It doesn’t mean that there was no kindness before, just that I was not focused and paying attention to it. I was also able to be kind to others, and do things for love ones, and strangers, without the “expectation of reciprocity”.

I am deeply grateful, to be able to be intentional about seeking to do go and observe the good around me.  The second promise of my Giving Card says: “I promise to be a grateful receiver of the gifts that surround me, pausing often to notice nature, kindnesses, smiles and compliments, all of which I gladly receive with a THANK YOU!”.

Please note, that the more you, anyone, or myself focus on being kind to others, more kindness comes into our lives. “You Get To Receive What You Give”.

I am truly blessed, and so glad to further develop, nurture and enrich something that has been always part of my identity.

I always keep my promises

Manuel Madera

Master Key Experience – Week 15 – Part 2 …

Natural Laws, an Immutable Principe & the Power of Insight

As I promised on my Week 15 blog post, today I am going to highlight a few a the takeaways, that I personally extracted (educed) from reading the material, going over the webinar replay, and getting back in the flow of the exercises, after my vacation.

In week fifteen of The Master Key System Haanel not only discusses the “Natural Laws” that affect us all — and get results for us all — but he also discusses one of the main points that we should be “getting” from the study of this word: Insight.

Insight is one of those things that is difficult to define. According to Google online dictionary, insight is the capacity to gain an accurate and deep intuitive understanding of a person or thing. But I think that much like love or wisdom, it’s something that one only truly understands when one attains it. In many ways, it’s like describing the beauty of a sunrise to a blind person or explaining how zero gravity feels to a person who has never experienced it. but to actually put it in terms is difficult, to say the least.

In this week lesson, Haanel explains that we live under certain “natural laws,” that operate to our advantage if we allow them, will “help” us. These laws operate to our advantage; all conditions and experiences that come to us are for our benefit; we gain strength in proportion to the effort invested; and our happiness is best attained through a conscious cooperation with natural laws.

The entire Master Key Experience  is about getting us to work via a “conscious cooperation” with these laws. During the prior fourteen weeks we have worked on building within us the ability to clear our minds, to relax, to focus, and to think.

There is so much wisdom in this lesson, that it would need a longer post to go over so many of the nuggets of truth, I will give you some of them, but by no means it will be very comprehensive. We are just looking a the tip of an iceberg.

Changing the Good for the Better; the Old for the New; You Decide …

Part 1 to 5 of this week lesson:

  1. The laws under which we live are designed solely for our advantage. These laws are immutable and we cannot escape from their operation.
  2. All the great eternal forces act in solemn silence, but it is in our power to place ourselves in harmony with them and thus express a life of comparative peace and happiness.
  3. Difficulties, inharmonies, and obstacles, indicate that we are either refusing to give out what we no longer need, or refusing to accept what we require.
  4. Growth is attained through an exchange of the old for the new, of the good for the better; it is a conditional or reciprocal action, for each of us is a complete thought entity and this completeness makes it possible for us to receive only as we give.
  5. We cannot obtain what we lack if we tenaciously cling to what we have. We are able to consciously control our conditions as we come to sense the purpose of what we attract, and are able to extract from each experience only what we require for our further growth. Our ability to do this determines the degree of harmony or happiness we attain.

These laws come into play automatically, they are immutable and we cannot escape from their operation. It’s not magic, or something mystical; it is life working as it always does. These laws don’t require “walking on hot coals”, signing up for a weekend retreat with a self-proclaimed self-help guru, or anything outside of ourselves. It just requires thinking properly and taking action accordingly.

Knowledge Doesn’t Apply Itself: Action and Commitment …

In point 13, the lesson highlights something very important. We must be certain that things will not “magically” fall from the sky into our hands. We must take action, or like Mark and Davene said so many times during our webinars: “Knowledge doesn’t apply itself”. Haanel said it is in the application that we get results

In point 29, Haanel reminds us not only of the actions we must take, but also that we must be committed to seeing our action through to the end.

29. In the physical world there is a law of compensation which is that “the appearance of a given amount of energy anywhere means the disappearance of the same amount somewhere else,” and so we find that we can get only what we give. If we pledge ourselves to a certain action we must be prepared to assume the responsibility for the development of that action. The subconscious cannot reason. It takes us at our word; we have asked for something; we are now to receive it; we have made our bed, we are now to lie in it; the die has been cast; the threads will carry out the pattern we have made.

By not following through with what we promise, by not seeing something to the end, we plant bad seeds in our subconscious mind. We either develop the habit of success or the opposite of it. The truth is that it all comes down to one thing and one thing only: We failed to honor the commitment we made to ourselves. This is the beginning of the bad habit of not following through.

As for me I have no choice but to continue in this journey. If I want to manifest my new reality of the best person I can be, and touch for the better the lives of thousands around the world.

I just realized that I jumped ahead of myself: part 20 to 28 give us a “game changer”, the essence of the Law of Attraction, a principle by which we can accomplish great things, that might appear to be miracles or “luck” to the people unaware of it. This is the principle by which thought manifests itself in form.

Insight: How do you Know that you Know what you Know?

There is more to it, but for reason of time, I will move on to the biggest and most important nugget revealed from part 30 to 35: INSIGHT:

30. For this reason Insight must be exercised so that the thought which we entertain contains no mental, moral, or physical germ which we do not wish objectified in our lives.

31. Insight is a faculty of the mind whereby we are enabled to exam the facts and conditions at long range, a kind of human telescope; it enables us to understand the difficulties as well as the possibilities in any undertaking.

32. Insight enables us to be prepared for the obstacles which we shall meet; we can therefore overcome them before they have any opportunity of causing difficulty.

33. Insight enables us to plan to advantage and turn our thought and attention in the right direction, instead of into channels which can yield no possible return.

34. Insight is therefore absolutely essential for the development of any great achievement, and with it we may enter, explore, and possess any mental field.

35. Insight is a product of the world within and is developed in the Silence—by concentration.

Insight is part seeing things for what they are rather than what we think they are or others want us to think they are, is part wisdom; it is a deep understanding rather than just knowing. As I said at the beginning of this blog post, insight is difficult to define. In part 28 it says: “There can be no question but that he who “is wise enough to understand” will readily recognize that the creative power of thought places an invincible weapon in his hands and makes him a master of destiny.”

Haanel wrote that “Insight is a faculty of the mind whereby we are enabled to exam the facts and conditions at long range, a kind of human telescope; it enables us to understand the difficulties as well as the possibilities in any undertaking.”

There’s more from week 15 to share, but I promise to dedicate one separate post for what I dubbed: “Makeover à la Franklin”.

Stay tuned for the next installment of my Master Key Experience. Also coming up later during this week: Week 16 and 17: “Catching Up with Myself”

I always keep my promises
Manuel Madera

Master Key Experience – Week 15

As I was going to be on vacation during week 15 and 16, I packed my lessons, index cards, my Og Mandino book and computer, with the expectation to stay consistent and to connect to the Sunday’s webinars.

Well, to be honest it did not work. Attempting to sneak out in the middle of a Disney World and Universal Studios (Orlando, Florida) was comical. In the end, I opted to enjoy the trip and not spoil it for my wife and the family traveling with us.

Nevertheless, getting on some of the rides, gave me a new perspective on how our minds work. The Soarin’ Around The World ride for instance, stimulates many of the senses with smells, breeze, movement giving the riders an experience that the “subby” can not tell the difference between reality and simulation.

Disney World and Universal Studios parks are an excellent example of thought manifested into reality.

In spite that I was unable to connect to the webinar on December 30, this vacation trip allowed me to observe the power of creative thought.

Please stay tuned for a week 15 – part 2 for my impressions on the actual lesson.

Until next time, I wish you the best of the best.

I always keep my promises
Manuel Madera

Master Key Experience – Week 14

Mindset Programming Interrupted: The Holidays Break Shall Not Break Me

The past 2 weeks have been a total interruption of the new patterns I have practiced since the start of the Master Key Experience. I see some of you struggle with trying to get all exercises done, I missed a few myself. But nevertheless, I have planted in me the seed of a new reality. The holidays as a season shall pass, and I see myself pushing forward up the mountain of my ultimate goal:  manifesting a new and better version of me. So, instead of being all stressed about the interruptions, I decided to be thankful for the opportunities the holidays are giving me to practice what I learned so far and enjoy the times with friends and family. Until Next Week. I always keep my promises, Manuel Madera

Master Key Experience – Week 13

The Dream of the Dreamers.

Could Quitting Be An Option?

I am grateful to reach Week Thirteen of the Master Key Experience. It marks my passing the halfway point, I took a lot of time to ponder about my own journey.  It is my desire that this blog post will not only help you in your study of The Master Key System, but in everything that you do.

I am new doing this, in fact this is my first time ever. From comments I’ve seen and what I hear, most people don’t make it halfway through the Master Key Experience. Frankly, most people don’t even make it this far.

Of course, there are plenty of reasons: life interrupts; something new and shiny comes along; people get busy with other things; Whatever the reason, it’s sad.

But all come down to one thing: Committment.

I ask myself: Am I willing to commit to learning this “stuff”?

More importantly, Am I willing to commit to applying it?

Week thirteen pushed me over the edge on the MMKMA or Master Key Experience. As I ponder and reflect upon everything that was shared during this week webinar… I am faced with the question that was presented to each and every one on this journey:  Could Quitting Be An Option?  I don’t think so. To continue living a life of quiet desperation, is to refuse to answer the call to become the best I can be.

I have reached the point of no return. To me the only course of action is to continue walking the path laid ahead into an unknown,  and unfamiliar territory. After visualizing and seeing eye to eye my future self in the mirror, I am faced with the impossibility to return to the life I once knew – no more living by the opinions of others and the “river of dreams” pushed on us by the “matrix” of social conformity.

I don’t have it all together yet, but I promise to persist until I succeed, even when I am haunted with the very tempting option of returning to the familiar ways that I am programming myself to abandon. Paradoxically, I sometimes become immobilized by the lack of support of the people closer to me and the fear of moving into unknown terrain.

Looking back, I see the “old cement buddha”, but up at the mountain top, while I gasp for a breath of fresh air, my best friend is waiting for me to join him and become one and the same and continue the journey together.
I was searching for an image to illustrate the concept of being halfway up the mountain and found the lyrics to a song by someone by the name of Roger Whittaker (never heard of him before). Please read the song lyrics.

Roger Whittaker – Halfway Up A Mountain Lyrics

I remember the teacher man that walked into our town.
He said life’s like a mountain, tall, you’ve got to reach the crown.
He said life’s like a mountain rising from the sky.
He said you really got to climb, my friend, you really have to try….
To go up, up, up, up, you-up, up, up, up, you-up, up, up, up, you-up up, I was halfway up the mountain, I was halfway up the mountain. I was halfway up the mountain when I met you. Halfway up the mountain, only halfway up the mountain I was halfway up the mountain when I met you.
I was nearly tired to death and falling to the ground.
Funny how when things got tough I had no friends around. I couldn’t take another step, that mountain was too high. But then I heard your voice say, “Love, we’ll get there by and by.” Come on (refrain) up, up, up, up, you-up, up, up, up, up, you-up, up, up, up, up, you-up
Up, I was halfway up the mountain. I was halfway up the mountain. I was halfway up the mountain when I met you.
Halfway up the mountain, only halfway up the mountain. I was halfway up the mountain when I met you….. You….. You…… You!

I would like to share with all of you, my take on some of the material that resonated the most with me from Week Thirteen: The Dreams of the Dreamer.

In the Letter of Transmittal, Haanel quoted Herbert Kaufman. This is some of the most wonderful and inspiring writing:

“They are the architects of greatness, their vision lies within their souls, they peer beyond the veils and mists of doubt and pierce the walls of unborn Time. The belted wheel, the trail of steel, the churning screw, are shuttles in the loom on which they weave their magic tapestries. Makers of Empire, they have fought for bigger things than crowns and higher seats than thrones. Your homes are set upon the land a dreamer found. The pictures on its walls are visions from a dreamer’s soul.”

“They are the chosen few—the blazers of the way. Walls crumble and Empires fall, the tidal wave sweeps from the sea and tears a fortress from its rocks. The rotting nations drop from off Time’s bough, and only things the dreamers make live on.”

Read that and then read it again. Inspiring? Even if just a little? Some people say that they don’t write things like that anymore. I disagree. Check this out, when the late Steve Jobs returned to Apple at the end the 90’s, Apple launched the famous advertising campaign: THINK DIFFERENT, “Here’s to the crazy ones…”

Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits.
The rebels.
The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things differently.

They’re not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.

You can quote them, disagree with them,
glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.

Because they change things.

They push the human race forward.

While some may see them as the crazy ones,
we see genius.

Because the people who are crazy enough to think
they can change the world, are the ones who do.

© 1997 Apple Computer, Inc.

From points #5 to 7 of the lesson, what I understand is that all is about the power of thought and the power of thinking. It’s not about “manifesting” something from nothing; it’s not about using the awesome power of the Universe to supply you with trinkets; it’s about learning how to use this awesome power of thought — this ability to think — to solve our problems great and small.

So, how do we get tangible results with all of this? How do we get to the point where we can see and enjoy the fruits of our labours?

The answer is brought on points 22 to 24:  It begins with a thought.

We must put our knowledge into practice. “Knowledge doesn’t apply itself”

We must work and probably work hard. Nothing comes for free and we must give before we can get. The law of giving must be exercised.

The exercise for Week Thirteen gets us into “spiritual” territory

As a believer in God, of the Christian faith, I don’t have any problem whatsoever with this exercise.

What I understand is that I can best conserve my interests by recognizing the Infinite Power and Infinite Wisdom of GOD. I recognize I am a part of the whole and the spirit in me is an integral part of the great whole, that it is the same in substance, in quality, in kind, that the Creator could create nothing different from Himself, and because of this truth I am also able to say, “The Father and I are one.”

That is my personal interpretation, — you have to reach your own personal conclusion — in whatever way makes sense to you that you are a part of something bigger, something greater, be it mankind, planet Earth, the Universe, or whatever.

That’s the point in this exercise. Do it. Do it Now!

Until next time, please get for yourself the best of the best:

Love yourself and Love others!

I always keep my promises,

Manuel Madera

Master Key Experience – Week 12


Silence is the voice of GOD. Practice to be “quiet” 15 minutes minimum daily per day. And listen.

After going through an amazing 50 minutes exercise this week, I was able to witness my true, future self. I felt energized, vibrant, and vibrating to the frequency of the reality I envision. Nevertheless, hesitation and reluctance to answer the call raised their ugly heads. For a couple of days the “old blueprint” attempted to reestablish itself and got me out of the flow and consistency of my exercises. But thank God for the strength he gave me to push forward.  I am still in the game.stones-2082937_1920

Borrowing a phrase for Og Mandino’s, Scroll III, “So long as there is breath is me, that long will I persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles of success; if I persist long enough I will win. I will persist. I will win.”

Knowledge never applies itself. It is only through DYNAMIC ACTIVITY that action applied into TIME and within and throughout the resistance of STRUGGLE, does the man or woman of POWER attain his/her dream.

“The only only way to keep from going backward is to keep going forward. Eternal vigilance is the price of success. There are three steps, and each one is absolutely essential. You must first have the knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare; third, the faith to do.”  from Master Key Part 12, 4.

I think this summarizes most of the material we have cover so far up to week 12 of the Master Key system.  We must have the knowledge of the power that we possess: the power to think, to focus, to mold reality. When we know what we have, we can then use it to our advantage. When we have that, we can then dare to dream — and dream big! We can make big plans and pursue big goals. That’s when we do, because we have faith in out thoughts, our plans, and the actions that we will take.

To me the knowledge of my power is the discovery of my true self;  daring to dream is to answer the call; and the faith to do is to take action!  Knowledge will not apply itself.

In this week lesson Haanel mentions that the combination of Thought and Love forms an irresistible force:


21. It is the combination of Thought and Love which forms the irresistible force, called the law of attraction. All natural laws are irresistible. The law of Gravitation, or Electricity, or any other law operates with mathematical exactitude. There is no variation. It is only the channel of distribution which may be imperfect. If a bridge falls, we do not attribute the collapse to any variation of the law of gravitation. If a light fails us, we do not conclude that the laws governing electricity cannot be depended upon. Thus, if the law of attraction seems to be imperfectly demonstrated by an inexperienced or uninformed person, we are not to conclude that the greatest and most infallible law upon which the entire system of creation depends has been suspended. We should rather conclude that a little more understanding of the law is required, for the same reason that a correct solution of a difficult problem in Mathematics is not always readily and easily obtained.

If you have watched the video clip about the “One Thing”, the conversation between Jack Palance and Billy Crystal on the movie “City Slickers”, part 25 perfectly explains it. I hope it brings clarity to you as well.

“The intention governs the attention. Power comes through repose. It is by concentration that deep thoughts, wise speech, and all forces of high potentiality are accomplished.”

I have much more to reflect on and share with you, but I will wrap this blog post with a portion from part 18:

“There is no getting away from the law of Love. It is a feeling that imparts vitality to thought. Feeling is Desire, and Desire is Love/. Thought impregnated with love becomes invincible.”

Today I begin a new life..

I greet this day with Love in my heart.

I persist until I succeed.

I always keep my promises,

Manuel Madera



Master Key Experience – Week 11

“Your life is governed by law – by actual immutable principles that never vary” taken from the Master Key, Part 11.
This week I experienced a little setback on Thursday keeping 100% with the daily exercises. Today (Friday) I push forward and continue on my hero journey. I promise to persist until my new reality is manifested from within. maintenance-2422171_1920
I was able to submit a long overdue DMP revision, I struggled with writing into it things that I must sacrifice, because of fear of linking myself to the things I want to eliminate from my life.  Nevertheless, I am trusting the process and the wisdom on the ages that is shared with us through the MMMKA.
On the 1st of the month we started Scroll III of Og Mandino’s The Greatest Salesman in the world. The main theme is  “I persist until I succeed”.  I found the part that says:  “I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. I will hear not those who lion-1246678_1920weep, and complain, for their disease is contagious. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny”.  My takeaway is to be observant, and keep guard of what ideas, influences, and opinions I allow into my subby. I must remain vigilant to avoid allowing new “cement” to be placed on me. My new reality is breaking free and coming out!.

I always keep my promises,

Manuel Madera



Master Key Experience – Week 10

“A Certain Definitive Cause”

brain-1845940_1920Knowledge becomes power only when it is applied.
Today I reached the 3 months and almost a week mark of getting started on this journey of self discovery.  I am getting better every day.
One take away from the master key lesson 10 is that the “knowledge of cause and effect, enables man to plan courageously and execute fearlessly“. Several weeks before I received this  lesson, I wrote in my DMP:  “I promise to work passionately and persistently toward my business, and to be an example of discipline and courage“. Henceforth, I am strong and exercise courage to go past that moment of hesitation between the visualization of my ideal life and taking action to make it manifest from within into the world without.

In the previous week our exercise was to visualize a plant growing from a tiny seed (unseen) into an actual live plant (visualizing all stages of its development) in part 9 of week 10 it says:

“Thought is the connecting link between the Infinite and the finite, between the Universal and the individual. We have seen that there is an impassable barrier between the organic and the inorganic, and that the only way that matter can unfold is to be impregnated with life; as a seed reaches down into the mineral world and begins to unfold and reach out, the dead matter begins to live, a thousand invisible fingers begin to weave a suitable environment for the new arrival, and as the law of growth begins to take effect, we see the process continue until the Lily finally appears, and even “Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these”.

As I go deeper into the master key mastermind alliance experience everything is “firing and wiring together. I am grateful that have the opportunity to be a part of this class.

I always keep my promises,

Manuel Madera