The Master Key, Part Five
14. There is a fine estate awaiting a claimant. Its broad acres, with abundant crops, running water
and fine timber, stretch away as far as the eye can see. There is a mansion, spacious and cheerful,
with rare pictures, a well-stocked library, rich hangings, and every comfort and luxury. All the heir has
to do is to assert his heirship, take possession, and use the property. He must use it; he must not let it
decay; for use is the condition on which he holds it. To neglect it is to lose possession.
15. In the domain of mind and spirit, in the domain of practical power, such an estate is yours. You
are the heir! You can assert your heirship and possess, and use this rich inheritance. Power over
circumstances is one of its fruits, health, harmony and prosperity are assets upon its balance sheet. It
offers you poise and peace. It costs you only the labor of studying and harvesting its great resources.
It demands no sacrifice, except the loss of your limitations, your servitudes, your weakness. It clothes
you with self-honor, and puts a scepter in your hands.
16. To gain this estate, three processes are necessary: You must earnestly desire it. You must
assert your claim. You must take possession.
This section of the Haanel’s The Master Key System lesson, really resonated with me, this week. While working on my DMP, the section relating to my future home was so intensely on my mind that when this correlation appeared in the study session, I got chills.
And then, the instructions during the sit, continued to cause more focus regarding home and hearth. As I focused intently on the mental image of my future home, I thought, “Trust the process, Bill. If I can be what I will to be, then certainly I can will what I want to have.”
During a sit, the focus brought into view, for just a fleeting moment – the lawn— just a small tuft of grass only a few feet away. But in the distance, beyond the grass was a blue reflective surface…and then it was gone. Of course, my conscious-self had to make a claim that it was the lawn in the back of “my future home” that I was seeing.
I had been crafting this image of my home for some time now in my DMP rewrites. So, I was expecting and hopeful for a glimpse of it in my mind’s eye.
All the while, I was framing a story line for my press release on my blog. Moving in and out of concepts, led me to focus on tying it all together— the DMP, the Press Release the Sit…all of it. That’s what this is all about: getting my subconscious ignited, enlivened with imagery, and formulating a definite purpose to pursue.
So it was settled. I would write the press release with my DMP as the core; and I did. So in previewing the new page prior to publishing it in my blog, I realized I had no “picture” of this envisioned property.
Google is a fine friend when it comes to pictures and images, so the search would be simple. I used some combination of ‘house’, ‘pier’, and ‘cove’ to conduct the search for images. Good enough. Now, let’s see what was returned.
There it was, the house that I had envisioned and described in my DMP and press release! Of course, it was there. There are plenty of houses fitting that description. But this one was actually in the same area near where I had looked on Google Earth when I was daydreaming and researching. It had the huge wall of glass overlooking the cove onto the Chesapeake Bay; it had a pier to the left of the house; three bedrooms—albeit, not five. But it was so close that I really got excited!
I told my wife to come take a look! She did…and then walked away. I was a little disappointed that she wasn’t excited. But I went back to work on finishing my Press Release.
A little while later my wife came back into the room and said, “It’s not that I wasn’t excited, it’s that I expected it.”
I was a little surprised.
“Those type of things have happened to me,” she explained. “What you should do is keep looking. The house with five bedrooms is still out there.”
Now, I’m even more excited!