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

Week 7 Master Key Class 2019 / 2020

Reading this week has really brought me to a more conscious understanding of how massively important our thoughts and deciding how we want to respond or think about anything really is.

“The personal, or conscious, has the power of will and choice, and can therefore exercise discrimination in the selection of methods whereby to bring about the solution of difficulties.”

We really can choose as to how we will feel and think about anything, no matter what the appearance of it seems to be.

24. What, then, is the correct principle? Concentrate on the things you want, not on the things you do not want. Think of abundance; idealize the methods and plans for putting the Law of Abundance into operation. Visualize the condition which the Law of Abundance creates; this will result in manifestation.

25. If the law operates perfectly to bring about poverty, lack and every form of limitation for those who are continually entertaining thoughts of lack and fear, it will operate with the same certainty to bring about conditions of abundance and opulence for those who entertain thoughts of courage and power.

As I think back of the events and circumstances in my life, I find they were exactly as I was thinking, no matter if it was conscious thought and I was aware of it or it was the old blueprint, just blindly doing what I do.

This is very liberating, being consciously aware that it really is my choice as to how I want to think or feel about anything that happens.

I always keep my promises.

Don Nicholes

 

Week 6 Master Key Class 2019 / 2020

This week making the connections between the shapes, colors, PPN’s and DMP has been happening more and more. I am excited that I recognize and am aware when it happens. The last couple weeks, if I happen to wake up at night, I find myself thinking about what I have written down on the cards. One time I woke up reciting the BPB. It is a good way to fall back to sleep, thinking about what I want.

 

The exercise this week looking at a picture and then closing your eyes and seeing all the detail, has been the best I have ever been able to do that. I have been very pleased with the detail that I am able to see with my eyes closed. Getting more detail each time, I practice the exercise.

All of this starts to fit together and reading the lesson this week really helps me see how important each and everything we are doing is. How it all fits together.

 

15. Every thought sets the brain cells in action; at first the substance upon which the thought is

directed fails to respond, but if the thought is sufficiently refined and concentrated, the

substance finally yields and expresses perfectly.

 

I always keep my promises.

Don Nicholes

 

Week 5 Master Key Class 2019 / 2020

It has been a good week connecting the shapes and colors with my ppn’s and dmp. I am always pleased when I am aware and recognize the connections.

Working on consciously not giving any opinion, has been a constant starting over. I catch myself stopping and thinking, is that an opinion I am about to spew out or just a thought or something else. I have asked Sandy a couple times this week is that an opinion or a statement. We talk it thorough and depending on how it is stated recognize that it is an opinion or a statement. Once again knowing that awareness is necessary to have an option to make the decision as to how I want to proceed. With the old blueprint or take active thought to respond and impress the new one. I choose the new one.

I always keep my promises.

Don Nicholes

 

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