About donnicholes

I was born and raised in Mexico. Moved to the US at age 14. Started a business, bought a home, got married and had my first child at 19 years of age. Not something I recommend that anyone do. I have been in business for myself or managed other businesses all my life. I have had some really good successes in business and I have had some not so good. In reflecting back, I am grateful for all the experiences I have had, as they have taught me much. I always told myself since I was in High School, that I would not wait until I was old and retired, to enjoy my life. I am a private pilot, very proficient snow and water skier, absolutely love Scuba Diving, so much I became and instructor at one point. I have traveled all over the world, and this wonderful country. I see myself as active and enjoying all life has to offer, right up until my last breath on this amazing planet. 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


Week 23 / 24 Master Key Class 2018/2019

4. The forces of life are volatile; they are composed of our thoughts and ideals and these in turn are molded into form; our problem is to keep an open mind, to constantly reach out for the new, to recognize opportunity, to be interested in the race rather than the goal, for the pleasure is in the pursuit rather than the possession.

The last couple weeks have been, a ebb and flow. One day is going really good then, followed by a challenging day. Listening to the chatter in my head, backing off and being the observer, then recognizing, that I am creating all that is happening. One moment I want to run and hide the next I want climb up on a mountain and shout. I see the cement attempting to creep back on and cover up the Golden Budda, then realizing that is just the old making an attempting to not let go. One step at a time, one conscious thought at a time. I am whole, I am perfect, I am strong, I am powerful, I am loving, I am harmonious, I am happy.

I always keep my promises.

Don Nichole

Week 22 Master Key Class 2018/2019

The analogy of human life process being  made up of the taking in of  nutrients necessary for the construction of healthy cells and then the breaking down and excreting of the waste material. We find that most of all disease is caused by the failure to properly eliminate the waste. So I see a very good visual of the challenge we have with the primary essence of life “thinking”. It seems that our challenge is not so much the taking in of good thoughts, it is the elimination of the negative or bad thoughts. Then I see that it is choosing and being aware of the choice, to think good thoughts, or thoughts of what we want, not what we do not want.

Our exercise this week, really brings to the forefront that the mistaken thoughts we have that God, Omnipotence, or Infinite is some where out there in the either, is a big mistake, it is closer than our breath, closer than our hands or feet, it is in us, we are it, or a small part of it, however, one and the same. WOW

I always keep my promises.

Don Nicholes

Week 21 Master Key Class 2018/2019

Awareness is coming faster and more profound, each week. This week reading how our thoughts, with feeling, is for all intents and purposes, the connection, between the Universe, or Infinite Supply, to the desired condition or effect. Much like the wire that connects power  from the source to the end motor, to give it life or motion. The more we keep that  thought about our ideal, connected with feeling, the faster in comes into the tangible. That law is not subjective, if it was I would not want to leave the house, because I would not know how it was going to respond at any given moment. Thus keeping focused on what I want, even if it is intermittent, because it gives us credit for every effort and every success. We just have to keep moving.

The uneducated is dominated by appearance, the aware person is dominated by ideal. Discovering that we all have the same infinite potential and the laws will not be subjective to good or bad, positive or negative. The more important it is to be aware of your dominating thoughts. Once again we should be seeking awareness, the more aware we are the more growth we experience.

I always keep my promises.

Don Nicholes

Week 20 Master Key Class 2018/2019

Reading this week, the importance of the sit, that it is were perception comes to us. We connect with the infinite, the essence of life, in the silent sit. It becomes more aware to me how important that part of our daily exercises is. Makes me want to go back and start all the exercises over from the beginning, as I am more aware of there importance and the progression of growth that was set up for us.

I am whole, I am perfect, I am strong, I am powerful, I am loving, I am harmonious, I am happy. I always keep my promises.

Don Nicholes

Week 19 Master Key Class 2018/2019

So in my analytical brain, I am always trying to figure out, how, why, were, what, and then it hits me.

“Of course the way to overcome fear is to become conscious of power. What is this mysterious vital
force which we call power? We do not know, but then, neither do we know what electricity is.
But we do know that by conforming to the requirements of the law by which electricity is governed, it
will be our obedient servant; that it will light our homes, our cities, run our machinery, and serve us in
many useful capacities.
And so it is with vital force. Although we do not know what it is, and possibly may never know, we do
know that it is a primary force which manifests through living bodies, and that by complying with the
laws and principles by which it is governed, we can open ourselves to a more abundant inflow of this
vital energy, and thus express the highest possible degree of mental, moral, and spiritual efficiency.”

I do not need to know what it is, I just need to comply with the laws and principles that govern it. Example is all that we are learning to be self directed thinkers. Silly me always trying to make it difficult, thinking I need to know what it is. What a liberating week, just comply with the laws, and the rest is history.

I always keep my promises.

Don Nicholes