Week 1 – You Don’t Have to Scratch Every Itch


“You don’t have to scratch every itch!”

I said that to one of my sons one day, and another son thought it was funny. I don’t know why. I’ve always thought I HAD to scratch every itch. Now I know — I don’t. One of the daily exercises in the Master Keys course is to sit absolutely still for 15 minutes to a half hour. If you scratch an itch, you have to start all over.

2¬†Things I’ve Learned thru “The Sit”

1. If you wait long enough, the itch will go away.
2. I must be the itchiest person on the planet!

This is my second time through the Master Key Master Mind Alliance. The first time was two years ago. Why am I willing to go through this rigorous training a second time? Because I learned a lot the first time, but not enough to keep following through. Some things will be review for me, but I’m not going to take them for granted. As I see each lesson and each exercise through fresh eyes, I fully expect to learn a lot more about myself, my world, and what I have to offer through my gifts and passions.

Desire Is Not Enough

Mere desire isn’t enough to get me anywhere.

In Chapter 2 of Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill says:

“When Barnes got off the train he resembled a tramp, but his thoughts were those of a king. He had ONE CONSUMING obsession, ONE DOMINATING BURNING desire, ONE KEEN PULSATING desire. It may have begun as a wish, but it was no mere wish when he appeared before Edison.”

A wish… an acorn… a chick embryo… a menial task… the bottom rung… all have something in common. They are small, but within them they hold huge potential. And they are very significant when I see them as the first step toward my goal.

Goals Are Not Enough

Barnes saw nothing but his goal. In his mind there was no distance between the tramp and the king… the menial task and the partnership with Edison. It was not some ethereal dream… it was so real and so close that he could taste it, smell it, see it, hear it, touch it. Five years without outward confirmation was nothing to him. He never wavered BECAUSE HE WAS THERE already in his mind.

The MKMMA exercises will help me clarify exactly what my true desires are, and show me how to develop them into a burning desire that will in turn help me to achieve my goals. This is not like any training I have received anywhere else. Setting goals is not enough. I need to get my subconscious mind working with me, or I’ll never achieve them.

I am looking forward to the next six months!


Words by Wrose

I often feel as if there’s time to live life OR write about it… not both.

But recently I’ve realized just how much writing has taken a back seat to other things in my life, and it has had a detrimental effect. It reminds me of a book I read long ago… Papa’s Daughter, by Thyra Ferre Bjorn. “Button”, had a passion for writing. That burning desire was all but smothered for a number of years, but it smoldered in her spirit and almost consumed her in its demand for fulfillment. Continue reading

Week 24 – The Beginning

Today ends our six-month Master Key Master Mind Alliance course. But this is not the end — it’s the beginning. My whole future stretches ahead of me, with full potential for the realization of all my dreams and goals.

Looking Back

I expected to see a lot of changes during this six months, but I could not have foreseen some of the changes that had nothing to do with the course. Continue reading

Week 23 – The Law of Least Effort

It takes less effort to succeed than to fail.

The drug addict knows it. No matter how miserable he feels, he has to get up in the morning and find a way to get money to get more drugs.

The morbidly overweight person knows it. Excess weight makes the simplest tasks laborious and unbearably uncomfortable. She lives with guilt, bombarded with accusations that it’s her own fault. The longer she waits to change, the harder it is to change. Continue reading

Week 22a – Silence

“When the world gets to be too much, how do you best re-energize yourself?”

This is the question my friend Kim Castleberry asked her blogging buddies this week. The answers vary, but I am not the only one who likes to get outside and spend time in nature.


A lot of people don’t like to be alone with themselves and their thoughts. They have to have the radio on in the car, they turn the TV on the minute they get in the door, they think if there’s another person in the room one of them has to be talking… you get the picture. Continue reading

Week 22 – Master of My Emotions

This month in the Master Key Course, we are reading Og Mandino’s Scroll VI. The core of this scroll is:

“Today I will be master of my emotions.”

Og points out the fact that nature consists of countless cycles — ocean tides, seasons, sun and moon, planting and harvest, just to name a few. Some of these cycles look like death, but it’s always the means of new life.

“Today’s dead flower carries the seed of tomorrow’s bloom;
So too does today’s sadness carry the seed of tomorrow’s joy.” Continue reading

Week 21 – Keys

All my life I’ve been looking for “the key”.

– the key to unclogging the bottleneck of my life
– the key that will open doors to potential
– the key to unravelling puzzles

A key is a very small thing that opens up huge possibilities that were closed before.

Davene Januszewski has written a blog post about a few such keys, only she called them the Top 4 Mind Mistake That Screw Up Your Life. I was well aware of three of them — negative thinking, emotions, and not being in service — but #3 was a real Aha! moment for me. Continue reading