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

6 Replies to “Master Key Experience – Week 13”

    1. Nellie,
      Thank you
      May your journey continue to be full of abundance and success.
      I wish you a Merry Christmas and a new year full of wonder and joy!


    1. Jeff , Thank you!

      I did not know about Roger Whittaker, I was doing a Google search for a picture to use, and in the middle of my search stumble upon that song.

      I hope it brought back good and fun memories to you!


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