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MKE Week 15 – “I’m Still Nature’s Greatest Miracle” by Guest Blogger Shelby Nolan

Shelby Nolan is a Certified Guide with the Master Key Experience and quite the writer.  I have learned a great deal from her and love reading her blog.  In her Week 15 blog Shelby mentions a recent post that Mark J put up on Facebook that also happened to catch my eye and compel me to share it on my page.  It was an image (a picture says a thousand words) that shows how schools program our kids to conform and become “good little consumers”.  The purpose of the Master Key Course is to create self-directed thinkers…to help adults like Shelby, myself, the other guides and all of the members HELP THEMSELVES… become hero’s in our own lives.   It’s about Self-Reliance!

Here’s Shelby’s blog….Enjoy!


It’s one year later and guess what?

I’m still Nature’s Greatest Miracle!

nature's greatest miracle

We are in week 15 again :-) of the MKMMA program and because we switched to a new month as well, we moved to scroll IV of Og Mandino’s Greatest Salesman Of The World

“I am nature’s greatest miracle”

Since the beginning of time never has there been another with my mind, my heart, my eyes, my ears, my hands, my hair, my mouth. None that came before, none that live today, and none that come tomorrow can walk and talk and move and think exactly like me. All men are my brothers yet I am different from each. I am a unique creature.

“I am nature’s greatest Miracle”

As I think back to week 15 of 2014 I remember thinking this…

“Holy crap!!! Do you mean to tell me that I am not like everyone else on the planet? I don’t have to act, dress, say, do or believe the same things that everybody else does? I don’t have to conform to everybody’s standards of living or ways of doing things?”

Today, this is an even more important thing to realize than it ever was. As I observe people with my MKMMA glasses on, I see them going about their lives with blinders on not realizing that they have special gifts to offer to the world, that they are a miracle with their own uniqueness that if allowed to shine would enhance not only their lives but the lives of others around them. I was like this for a long time, why?

I saw a post from Mark J today on Facebook that explains a bit about why.  This is just the picture, but I believe it says a lot about what our schools did and are doing to us and the generations after us.

conformity Sad to say the least :-(

This is what our schools say… “if you conform you can be whatever you want in life and if you don’t you’ll be a failure”

Are you freaking kidding me????!!!

Ever wonder why you are hearing about so many parents homeschooling their kids? (Kudos to them!)

This is why…
All the schools teach is how to pass a test. They don’t teach real life skills and they definitely don’t teach kids how to think for themselves. They teach them how to be consumers and conform to society…..

Click here to to read the rest of Shelby’s blog!


MKE Week 14 – Science and Spirituality Converge

Last year when I read Lesson 14 I remember being struck by a paragraph in the introduction that discussed the concept of denial.  It was definitely an “aha moment” as I came to understand that we are personally responsible for the existence and subsequent growth of unsatisfactory conditions in our lives (though usually unaware of it).  We actually create and augment our own undesirable circumstances …….through the very process of thinking, focusing and further obsessing over them.  What came to me immediately was the fact that so many people are perpetually in debt….and the more they think about it the more it grows…regardless of whether they worry about being in debt or getting out of it.  Fueled by the powerful emotions of fear, guilt, worry and shame….constant and growing debt begins to plague us.  But now we find the most simple remedy is at our very fingertips – applying the Law of Growth in what I call an “inverse” way.  That is, forget about the unsatisfactory conditions ….and it will atrophy.  But we must learn to apply the Law of Substitution, the Law of Practice and exercise patience (for nature never acts in haste).

Haanel writes:

“if you deny unsatisfactory conditions in your life, you are withdrawing the creative power of your thought from these conditions.  You are cutting them way at the root.  You are sapping their vitality.”

He explains that this denial will not bring about instant change…  “A plant will remain visible for some time after its roots have been cut, but it will gradually fade away and eventually disappear, so the withdrawal of your thought from the contemplation of unsatisfactory conditions will gradually, but surely, terminate these conditions.”

And that most of us have learned to concentrate intently on the things we don’t like, the things we wish were different….giving the unsatisfactory conditions “that measure of energy and vitality necessary to supply a vigorous growth.”

So last year that was my biggest take-away from Lesson 14.

Now here I am….2nd time through the Master Key Experience.
By the way….. have I ever mentioned that I have a chemistry degree?

Ironically, last year as I devoured every treasure my mind was prepared to accept and absorb in the 1st round, I recall that those lessons where Haanel began “talking science” didn’t always interest or resonate with me.  I found much of that content tedious to read, irrelevant or uninteresting… perhaps I thought of it as out-dated or simplistic.  My ego was in the way, for sure.  But I also think this was such a spiritual journey for me that I was indifferent to Haanel’s teachings around the scientific explanations about the power of thought.

This time through the course I find myself tuned in to new messages….new insight… exciting things to ponder as he breaks down the “Universal substance from which all things proceed” -the source of all Power, Wisdom and Intelligence – into omnipresent electrons…..“which fill all material bodies and occupy the whole of what we call empty space”.  That they are directed by Mind to be assembled into atoms, then very specific molecules, then a multitude of compounds, which unite to build the Universe.  He talks about how in the body electrons manifest as cells, and that they “possess mind and intelligence sufficient for them to perform their functions in the human physical anatomy”.  As we know, each cell is specialized, with a specific function, whether it operates independently or as a community with other cells.  And then in a perfect Mastermind Alliance  – “all these cells are moving for a common purpose and each one is not only a living organism, but has sufficient intelligence to enable it to perform it’s necessary duties. “

In summary….Lesson 14 really began to provide me with a deeper scientific understanding and appreciation for how the subconscious mind is the connecting link between the Universal and the conscious mind and that as we come into this realization we can learn to discipline ourselves in the art (and science) of correct thinking…..thereby eventually creating any conditions we desire.

My world without will be a direct reflection of my world within.