My Master Key Experience

Overcome Any Obstacle

March 24, 2016
by Ken Petersen

Week 24 – Commencement

As the song says:graduation-995042__180

“It’s a time for joy, a time for tears;

A time we’ll treasure through the years;

We’ll remember always,

Graduation Day.”

Yes, we are now preparing to start on a new journey.  One that promises to be filled with the joys and tears of life, but overall a very successful one because we were trained for success.

Looking back on the MKMMA journey preparation is interesting, indeed.  We first learned how to control our body

Next we tried to concentrate on one thought – and found how much “white noise” was prevalent in our surroundings.

In our minds, we took apart battleships from the floating mass of steel all the way back to when it was an idea, fueled by some imminent need or danger, whether real or perceived.

We mentally planted a bulb, nurtured it, watered it and watched it grow into a full blooming flower.  We were cognizant of the atoms, pre-programmed to amass with others to form stems, leafs, capillaries, petals.  They knew their function and proceeded toward it.

We were introduced to so much more to ensure our success:

  • The shapes, colors and associations, called mental triggers, to plant elements of our DMP into and onto our brains, invoking the Law of Growth: “What I think about grows and what I don’t think about atrophies, without exception.”;
  • The Plan of Action (POA) cards that we created and added an activity or commitment toward our goals;
  • The Service cards that were transformed from chore cards – a way to condition our sub-conscious into knowing that we honor our promises;
  • The daily readings of Og Mandino, the Master Keys, our DMPs, our PPNs;scroll-32278__180
  • Creation and reading of our Press Release;
  • The daily rituals of saying little things out loud whenever needed;
    • Do it now! I can be what I will to be.  I’m in the flow.
    • I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy.
  • Exercising;
  • Expressing Gratitude;
  • Doing the R2A2 thing – recognizing kindness;
  • The flash cards.

This was the tip of the iceberg.  But, oh, what a journey.  We are now armed with the knowledge that we need in order to undertake anything and be successful at it.  All it takes is the blueprint we started with at the beginning – “A thought, charged with feeling, which becomes a belief. .  .”

Yes, it is a time for joy, to rejoice that not only did we make it through the class, but did so with faith, courage, ups

and downs and did not quit.owl-44552__180

And yes, it is a time for tears.  We will miss the MKMMA webinars, the camaraderie, the honesty during the webinar masterminding sessions.

The awe-inspiring totality that the MKMMA course was, is and always will be is what we are taking away this final week.  We will use the tools we were given to prevent ourselves from sinking back into the old blueprint we were living in and forge ahead – knowing that we now can do it.

What is IT, you ask?  Whatever we will it to be.

As Mark J. says “Peace be the journey”.

Until next time, think right, live right.

March 20, 2016
by Ken Petersen

Week 23 – Mastering My Emotions

Mastering my emotions.  Interesting.  I was removing (or obliterating) the word “will” from Scroll VI from Og Mandino’s Greatest Salesman in the World the other day when I happened on a passage that really intrigued me.  “Inside me is a wheel, constantly turning from sadness to joy, from exultation to depression, from happiness to melancholy.”

When I started to think about what was being said in that passage, I was amazed that I had never really gave this much thought or paid any attention to this before.  I just sort of took it in stride and overlooked the fact that my moods changed like they did.  One morning I was ready to seize the day, the next I was as grumpy as a grizzly bear that had just awakened from hibernation, hungry and mean.bear-48196__180

So why did this all of a sudden become so important?  Why did this just catch my eye?  After all, I had been reading Scroll VI for over 15 days.  Why was I just now seeing it?

There is a two part answer in my way of thinking.  At least it creates a sensible answer to me.

I have heard and somewhat experienced the saying “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”That is part of the story.  The other part is what made me aware and pay attention to this.  I went through a “mood swing” in such a way as I haven’t done in quite some time – maybe ever.  What was a beautiful day the previous day became a hellish “I can’t take it anymore” next day.

anger-1007186__180Without boring you with all the gory details, suffice it to say that I exhibited an over-abundance of anger.

Hmm.  Recognizing negative emotions and turning them into an asset?  It crossed my mind but too late for the incident in question.

Then I started removing “will” from the Og text.  “Today I master my emotions”, not the other way around.  When I really contemplated the situation, I knew that this was more or less a wake-up call.  It made me not only aware of the moods and emotions of everyday life, but the big picture is that I am being much more attentive to this phenomenon.

So now, when I get up in the morning, I pay attention to my mood, do mental exercises to change the mood if necessary with the goal of creating the type of day I want.


Why?  You and I have to seriously want what we are wishing for in order to create it.

Funny how serious life can be when you don’t expect it, isn’t it?

Until next time, think right, live right.

March 10, 2016
by Ken Petersen

Week 22A – The Walk

I recently watched “The Walk”, an inspiring movie relating the creation, visualization and attainment of a dresport-1013972__180am. Phillipe Petit – the only man to walk the high wire over 100 stories up between the twin towers in New York City in 1973 was that dreamer, that creator, that performer.

It certainly was one of those movies that got the senses going – especially when Phillipe was actually walking between the two towers.


Now, I admit that I have a fear of falling.  At one time I considered it a fear of heights.  But if that were the case, I wouldn’t be able to fly or ride an aerial tram, which I have no issues with.  So I consider it a fear of falling.  There may be a fine line between the two, but fear is not something I have a lot of, and fear of falling is quite natural.  In fact, it is one of only two innate fears that we have.  That and fear of loud noises.  So arguably I have a fear of falling, not heights.


Back to the senses thing.  As I watched the high wire antics of Phillipe and how I felt created not only interesting feelings, but also interesting thoughts.

First, I knew that the scenes were created by special effect photography.  After all, the movie was made in 2015 and the twin towers were destroyed in 2001.  Still I felt as if I were in danger of falling (vicariously through Phillipe, yes, but nonetheless the feeling was real).

I also recall the incident while in college, so I knew that Phillipe did not fall and was arrested when he completed his “walk”.  Yet while watching the scene of him walking the wire between the towers, I still had a sense that he could, and quite possibly would, fall.


This led me to turn my thoughts inward.  If previously knowing that he did not fall, would not fall and that I, personally, was in no danger of falling, why did those feelings seem to affect me?

Here is the amazing part.  The only thing I could come up with was that I put myself on the wire in place of Phillipe, and there was the distinct possibility that I could fall, whether he did or not in 1973.  It was today – here and now.

Hmm.  That, dear readers, must be imagination.  It proves that I have it.  Maybe greater now after taking the Master Mind course than ever before.

Another interesting morsel.  Mr. Franklin, the makeover virtue for this week?  Imagination!

Until next time, think right – live right.

March 3, 2016
by Ken Petersen

Week 22 – The Silence

Quiet PleaseThis week and / or next, we are being chartered with practicing “Silence”.  The rules are fairly simple.  Stay off Facebook and other social media, no TV or other mainstream media and practice silence and meditate often.

Simple rules.  Not so simple in practice, though.

I don’t have an issue with staying away from mainstream and social media.  It’s quite refreshing, actually.  Remaining silent while working and such is quite a different matter altogether.  Just writing this is probably against the rules, but with so many requirements we have been diligently adhering to, we have created the habits intended and it is difficult to relinquish them.

Baboon quiet

That being said, this will be a short edition so that I can return to “The Silence” as prescribed and keep away from everything proscribed by our new found learning.

So I will sum up with a few short comments and hope that I am abiding by both sides of the coin that I have tossed up.  I am looking for a “Heads I win, Tails you lose” scenario if that is possible.  So here goes.

To sum up my course of action and what I intend to get out of this, in simple terms:

  • Silence is golden, but my eyes still see.
  • Be the observer.

Silence is Golden

Until next time, think right and live right

February 24, 2016
by Ken Petersen

Week 21 -My Ideas Are Not Big Enough

In reading the Master Key: Part Twenty-One, I was introduced by Haanel to a fabulous and remarkable concept that, at first blush, was a bit foreign to me.  Why, because I never thought of it before in the way it was presented.

21.6. “Large ideas have a tendency to eliminate all smaller ideas so that it is well to hold ideas large enough to counteract and destroy all small or undesirable tendencies.”

Wow!  What a concept.  My ideas are not big enough.

Continuing: “This will remove innumerable petty and annoying obstacles from your path.”

BAM!  I got it.  Small ideas can be impacted by a certain obstacle far more than a huge ones.

The concept makes perfect sense.  It is a matter of degree.  Like the relation of our spirit to the Universal Mind.  Compare the big idea to the ocean.  These “petty and annoying obstacles” become like a bucket of water.  Throwing the bucket of small obstacles into the sea of big ideas will not raise the tide.

Golden Gate Bridge






Maybe my river of dreams is wider than most and I need a much larger / longer bridge to get to the other side; to get to the moon; to achieve the greatness I was destined to achieve.

Maybe my bridge over that river is not only going to get me to the other side, but will carry me “to the moon” or beyond.  I have no limitations.  The sub-conscious has no more difficulty with the infinitely large than with the infinitely small, so why not go for the gusto?



One thing that I have going for me.  I have help.  Not only from the Universal and the great teacher from Galilee, but from like-minded people that I can rely on and mastermind with, who will hold me accountable for my actions, or lack of action.




“If people aren’t making fun of your dreams, they’re not big enough.” – Alfredo Aguilar

I love it – it actually brings tears to my eyes.  I am starting to understand so much more than I did only a few short months ago.  I have the tools to dream big.

Now all I have to do is do it now.  Yes!  Now all I have to do is “DO IT NOW”.

Until next time, think right, live right