Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Dash -Wk 18

In reading obituaries as one of our reading assignments this week, and also recently experiencing the loss of a friend last week, I noticed a similar notation consistent with everyone…the dash between the date of birth and date of death.  The dash which includes all that each person experienced here on earth.  The successes and failures, the creation of family and friends, the passions and accomplishments of ‘bucket lists.’

This caused me to reflect on my own life and give thought whether the goals I have outlined in my DMP is the true nature of my dash.  Yep, it is.  But there is not a whole lot of time left for that to happen as I am in the last quarter of my life, so I need to step things up a bit.  Good thing I have this class to help me focus on the hero’s journey through life, and understand that anything is attainable when thought is fired with emotion.

“In order to grow we must obtain what is essential for our growth.  The ability to produce is found to be the real source of wealth of the individual.  It is for this reason that he who has his heart in his work is certain to meet with unbounded success.  He will give and continually give; and the more he gives, the more he will receive.”  Masterkey 18;24a and 25b.

Life is the accumulation of thoughts put into focused motion.  Even though each person has the ability to become the greatest ‘salesman’, not everyone does.  So it becomes imperative to live life to the fullest with no regrets as if it is my last day.  It is then that I know that I have enjoyed the gift of life.

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not evil, to give you an expected end.”  Jeremiah 29:11

Onward and Upward,



Patrick – Wk 17

This is a very difficult post to write.  I have changed it several times.  I have experienced the highest and happiest moments as well as the lowest and saddest moments this week.  Master Key 17:16 states, “In realizing great thoughts, in experiencing great emotions that correspond with great thoughts, the mind is in a state where it appreciates the value of  higher things.”

With that thought in mind, I am reflecting back on a my friend who has just passed this week.  His passing brought into perspective the value of life and how we live it.  Because this is still so raw, I just can’t stop thinking about Patrick and his great love of life and people.  No one was a stranger to him.  Even when he was in pain, one would never know it as he always had a smile on his face.  He always made you feel like you were the most important person in the universe while still being totally devoted to his wife.

Patrick traveled to 40 different countries and had a love for different cultures.  He enjoyed sharing these different cultures through cooking ethnic foods and sharing stories about his experiences he had in those countries.  He gave of himself to others which made us richer for knowing him.  He definitely lived as Og Mandino states, “I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces, for they are the sugar to which all are attracted.”

Thank you, Patrick, for your great example on how to live life to the fullest…filled with honor and integrity.  Thank you for being my friend.  You truly were nature’s greatest miracle.

Onward and Upward,


Septimal Law – Wk 16

The cycle of life is governed by the Septimal Law which basically is the Law of Sevens.  The Law of Sevens governs everything pertaining to life–days of weeks, phases of the moon, sound, light, heat, electricity, magnetism, atomic structures.  It also governs the life of individuals and of nations which influences and dominates the affairs of the world.

The seven stages include:

  1. The period of infancy
  2. The period of childhood
  3. The period of adolescence
  4. The period of full growth
  5. The period of construction
  6. The period of reactions and changes
  7. The period of reconstruction and harmony


As quoted in Liberty Zone:

The Family and Individuals Families Create

It’s families all across the land,
Each member respected trusted protectors,
That grows an individual independent and interdependent
Enabled to become self-disciplined ever-better co-creators.

It’s families all across the land
That make a nation great,
Who harmonically work together, play together,
And interdependently carries its own weight.

It’s families all across the land
That make a nation strong,
Who pray together, stay together,
Where everyone belongs.

It’s families all across the land
That make a nation proud,
Who live together, give together,
So none will be without.

It’s families that create powerful individuals,
Who by new ideas and courageous actions forge their own fate
That generate perpetual prosperity for self and all posterity,
Where well-regulated families create and sustain a free state.  

It’s families all across the land,
Each doing its own part,
That will make a nation live or die,
For the family is its heart.

In the end, It is the families that build a free state that make a nation.  In our recent election, we saw a great resurgence to reconstruct and make our country great again.  Our nation is experiencing the pains of transferring out of the period of reactions and changes into the period of reconstruction, adjustment, and recuperation.  America is more keenly divided in practically every social, political, and religious categories.  It will take a strong leader with great vision and capable advisors to lead this country back to a harmonious, strong, peaceful, and prosperous culture.

It is with great anticipation for this to be accomplished with the skills that President Trump brings to the table with his great knowledge in building businesses, working with countries and diverse cultures that we can rebuild confidence in the American dream.  We have the greatest country in the world but, as we found out, it is vulnerable to annihilation within a generation.  We need to guard against those who want to dismantle our Constitution and Bill of Rights which is our national heritage as citizens of the United States of America.

As quoted in the introduction in Master Key – Part Sixteen, “Those familiar with these cycles will not be disturbed when things seem to go wrong, but can apply the principle outlined in these lessons with the full assurance that a higher law will invariably control all other laws, and that through an understanding and conscious operation of spiritual laws, we can convert every seeming difficulty into a blessing.”

Onward and Upward,




“Insight is a faculty of the mind whereby we are enabled to examine 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.” Master Keys 15:31

The older we get, the more aware that we are a sum total of our thoughts.  If we don’t like the path we are traveling in life, we have the power to change our direction by making pivotal changes in our thoughts which steer our actions.  Just like driving down the road, we can see and anticipate our actions by the direction we go.  For example,  If there is an intersection with a stop light, we anticipate that we will be stopping there if it turns red; or we may anticipate that someone else will not stop and hit us because of what may have happened in the past.  But we know that we have to go this direction in order to get to our destination.

“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.” Master Keys 15:32

Preparation is always the key in handling obstacles that come our way either face-on or blind-sided.  The skills taught in Master keys are very instrumental in helping to overcome difficulties that could have side-lined us in the past.

“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.” Master Keys 15:33

With daily habits that build up our character with intention, we are able to master the quality of facing each day and person we meet with love in our heart.  Love never fails.  It is stronger than hate, and softer than silk.  It is the attraction that is needed for personal growth and maturity.

“Insight is therefore absolutely essential for the development of any great achievement, but with it we may enter, explore and possess any mental field.”  Master Key 15:34

The world is open to us for what ever we desire.  When we set limits on our potential, we do not go further than what is set.  When we shatter those limitations within our mind and soul, the world opens up to limitless opportunities.

Personally, my insight has developed by having a close relationship with my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.  He knows all, and knows me personally as He is my Creator.  He has a plan for me and directs me as I lean on Him for direction.  Yes, I have gone through various trials, but that has only helped me become wise as I examine facts and conditions that come my way.

Onward and Upward,