Week 4 Master Key Class 2019 / 2020

This week it has become even more clear how important it is to create the habit of doing what we say we are going to do. The Service Card is really hitting home, coupled with lesson 4 about not starting something or saying we are going to do something and then not actually doing it.

  1. Unless you do this, you had better not start at all, because modern psychology tells us that when we start something and do not complete it, or make a resolution and do not keep it, we are forming the habit of failure; absolute, ignominious failure. If you do not intend to do a thing, do not start; if you do start, see it through even if the heavens fall; if you make up your mind to do something, do it; let nothing, no one, interfere; the “I” in you has determined, the thing is settled; the die is cast, there is no longer any argument.

I am doing some rewriting, and thinking about what I have written, did I really intend on doing it, or was I just writing it to be writing it? Thinking again about what I really want.

It has been an interesting week.

I always keep my promises

Don Nicholes


Week 3 Master Key Class 2019-2020

This week we had a last minute notice from the kids, that they would all be at the house for 3 days, arriving the next day. I looked at Sandy and said you recall we have a Dr. Appointment in the morning and you have been waiting for that for 2 months now. She was obviously frustrated that we were only getting a matter of hours notice before they all showed up. I looked at her and said, relax it will all be over with before you know it. Just enjoy every moment you have with them.

So what does all this have to do with the Master Keys. Here you go. I was also a little taken back from the sudden notice and already had the next 3 days well filled up with things I was planning on doing.

So we are sitting around the kitchen table playing games as we always do when the kids are here. I was a not present, my mind was thinking about all the things I should be doing, according to what I already had in mind that I would be doing. Many of those things were projects I was working on for customers and was already behind in timing for there completion. So, there I was sitting with Family and Kids playing games and not there in my mind. All of sudden it comes to my conscious mind; how silly I was being. It was my choice as to how I wanted to respond to what was taking place. I was reacting from the old cement still embedded. I was not being a self-directed thinker that I am. I was reacting from the old blueprint. So right there, in my thoughts, I gave thanks from the awareness, that I was not enjoying the time with the kids and was thinking about all the things I thought I should be doing. Again, I was thankful for being the observer and then consciously making the decision to think how I wanted to think and to be present with the Family and truly enjoy the game and time I had with them. My whole countenance made an almost instant change, my attitude changed, and my feelings changed. The rest of the time, I was conscious, and aware of my thoughts and each time the old nonsense tried to creep in, I shook it off and made the choice to enjoy every moment with them.

Kind of goes hand in hand with what we are studying and reading. We really are the watchman at the gate of our subconscious. We really can choose what we want. We really can be self-directed thinkers, creating the life that we desire, and are designed to be, do and have.

It was a great 3 days with the Family.

I always keep my promises.

Don Nicholes


Master Key Week 2 2019 / 2020

This week it really hit me when I was reading the lesson, how critically important it is to really become the observer, or the watchman at the gate. All during out waking hours and how important it is to give the subconscious, final directions before we fall asleep.

16. The subconscious mind draws just and accurate inferences from premises furnished from outside sources. Where the premise is true, the subconscious mind reaches a faultless conclusion, but, where the premise or suggestion is an error, the whole structure falls. The subconscious mind does not engage in the process of proving. It relies upon the conscious mind, “the watchman at the gate,” to guard it from mistaken impressions.

Knowing that the subconscious does not recognize, right or wrong, and only caries out the thoughts or orders it is given by design or by default, makes it imperative that we decide what we want, and think only about those things.

I always keep my promises

Don Nicholes

Master Key Week 1 2019/2020

And we begin again. Excited and contemplative at the same time. 6 months of hard work. Making a commitment to myself to dig in harder, meet all the challenges, and do all the exercises. Reflecting on the last 2 times, I started this journey of self discovery. I am grateful for Mark and Davene and their undying commitment to keep making this experience better and better.

Thank You Thank You Thank You

I always keep my promises.

Don Nicholes