MKE Week 17 – The Discipline I Crave

Each one is unique.

I know the history of this plant, and that give me meaning.

We’re into week 17 of the MKE and in this week I celebrate my uniqueness, but at the same time, that has brought back some of the frenzy of my life I experienced earlier and I’ve wanted to leave behind me – my old blueprint!  Sure enough, she came back.

We traveled to Florida barely a week and a half ago for a few days.  Last week I took a day trip.  All of the traveling had my routines all shaken up.  I fell behind in some routine chores and much of my disciplines formed fell apart, it seemed. Discipline is my focus this week.  Several of my master mind partners are also working on DISCIPLINE, and their examples help me.

In the reading, I have comfort.  “I have unlimited potential.  Only a  small portion of my brain do I employ; only a paltry amount of my muscles do I flex.  A hundredfold or more can I increase my accomplishments of yesterday and this, I do, beginning today.” from Og, I hear, there is a new day and I can continue and persist in my efforts and growth will occur again in spite of the overwhelmed feelings.

In a state of somewhat overwhelm, I find comfort in sentence 22.  from The Master Key  where Haanel says “If you concentrate on some matter of importance, the intuitive power will be set in operation , and help will come in the nature of information which will lead to success.”

Now what does all this mean to you, my reader?  Am I able to convey to you?  What are the connectors?  The peonies were moved to our yard as parts of plants my father had at their home.  He dug them up for us and my husband planted them here.  I’m contemplating a trip to their home sometime in the upcoming months.  The peonies which are currently alive, but only in their roots with the stems all cut off right now for winter will come alive like this in a few months too.  My parents lived an extremely disciplined life, and the peonies are a reminder to me of them.

I am concentrating on changing my life, but instead, I must concentrate on the tasks that will allow my intuitive part take over and make everything easy.  The peonies will quickly and easily manifest in the spring, and so, I will quickly and easily manifest that which I focus upon.  By choosing the right things, by following the right plan, by allowing my powers to show, by letting my love come forward, by caring, by sharing, by learning from all my great new friends, I will find the harmony with Natural Law or Universal Mind and it will free me to become powerful.

I AM Happy!  I am so GRATEFUL for my new friends at MKE.  My mastermind partners have helped me immensely by pointing me to the things I need to “do now.”   I find we all have so much in common, yet each of us is an amazing special person, created for a place and time and reason!

I always keep my promises,

Louise Shickle


Week 16 – MKE What’s up?

The subtitle could be KINDNESS.

Everywhere I go I’m kinder to people.  My friend who joined  my company with little or no prodding told me she’s going in a different direction, oh well, I say.  I will not be deterred.  I will still help her.  I am not hurt.  It doesn’t matter. For I shall have bumps in the road and will not be deterred.  I shall persist.

Everywhere people are kinder to me.  Maybe they are kind all the time and I am just noticing more.  It’s a nice thing, even smiles here and there.  Maybe kindness in contagious and spreads all by itself.

Some of my discipline seems to be fading, but I want it.  I want the routines.  I’ve had interruptions of travel and have caught a seasonal cold I can’t seem to kick.  I am not quite myself.  Should I allow that to matter?  It is only a slight setback, I will persist.  I know what I  need, and what I need to do.  I will do it.  For I am uniquely me, and I will do things my way.  I’m following the compass, not the clock.  I love the routines, I love the new habits, I love the new me.  I shall persist!

I’ve begun some new routines for business and I.LOVE.THAT.  It makes me smile.

In our sun room, this orchid stopped blooming last year sometime, and I thought it was withering away to its final demise, but something happened!  I fed it something it apparently likes, and it has rewarded me with its beautiful bloom.

May I share it with you?

Posted by Louise Shickle on Friday, January 12, 2018




Week 15 – We’re taking off!

Everyone has so much excitement – including me!

Things are happening so fast i can’t believe its still ME.

Even my honey is going along with it all.

Sadly – neither of us if feeling well, so please send some healing vibes for us.

I’m off — going fast — getting things done — checking off my list — making no more new additions to my DMP until substantial progress occurs in all areas — especially the ones where I must nudge subby a little bit more!  She needs to fully understand how important this is to me.

Concentrate! Be! Do!

Follow the natural laws.  Follow the exercises.  Onward. Upward.




Week 14 – MKE Holiday Movies and Persistence

I’m not usually a football fan, but I LOVED Rudy!  It’s an old movie, but surprise, surprise, my husband who watches movies all the time, had. not. seen. it! He enjoyed it too! Persistence, hard work, to follow the definite purpose is what it’s all about!

Consequently we BOTH really enjoyed it.  The final 10 minutes took us over 30 minutes to watch however, due to excruciating-ly slow internet connection.  This seemed only to accentuate the persistence of the 5 footer playing the game of his life.  Needless to say it was inspirational!  It emphasized also the thoughts in our readings from the Scrolls as well to throw out words like impossible!

My days following the compass are flying by like a bird in the sky.  This is evidenced by the clock in our kitchen.  Before the past three weeks, I faithfully wound it on a weekly basis.  Now, it stops, (like clockwork I’d say, but that might seem foolish) and I’ll notice it is Thursday when this happens.  Then I need to wind the clock and tweak the time a little bit.  Even though I’m following my compass, it is still a good quality to be on time.  

My future self is working on things like punctuality.  My subconscious mind is keenly aware and is helping me as best she can!

Holidays of having this wonderful time of year is so much fun!

I also want to just throw out there that it seems like a revelation that the lesson 14 helps me understand why dieting never works if one’s focus is on what you should NOT eat, or what you cannot do.  Focus on quitting a bad habit makes it only more impossible.  Focus on the results of good and it will manifest itself.

  “Remember that the law of growth necessarily governs every manifestation in the objective, so that a denial of unsatisfactory conditions 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.”

This week my husband, several times, asked me my opinion of something, and I (who usually has an opinion on EVERYTHING) could only say, “I don’t have an opinion about that, what do YOU think?”  He finds this very frustrating.  I’m just the observer. 

I’d also like to report that I have a water additive which I used for plants last week.  The orchid that has been looking like it was dying, now has signs of blooms emerging soon!

I will add a photo so you can see it, when we meet again! … for now just IMAGINE



Week 13 MKE – Why bad things happen to good people?

My title is the issue many church goers have.  We see in the MKE the answer!  It is a challenge presented or perceived, and everyone has those.  You know people who have experienced a tragedy in life who have gone on to take the experience or close knowledge of that situation to a higher level.  You also probably know people whose lives were crippled because of their loss.  This is the mental outlook and it works on a large scale tragedy as well as the everyday bump in the road! I am grateful for the change in outlook!  Life is a possibility.

My day yesterday, the day before the day before Christmas had some spillover from the day before.  There were piles and piles of presents to wrap.  We have a large family and a few other people will be attending the gathering.  Some of the wrapping was facing me in the morning, to be followed by the original plan for the day.  Get it done, do it now!  In spite of working steadily, the day was running faster than I was.

When finally finished in the early afternoon I took off for the town errands, shifted the times I’d do some of the other things, returned a dish that was left after our party, got to the first store, where I quickly found the things I was looking for.  My aim was to return home in time to be on the webinar beginning at four o’clock.  This goal quickly fell apart when I got to the cash register and discovered my wallet missing. Oh no – well recover fast.

I have to admit on the way home, all sorts of thoughts went through my mind, but everything was quickly recovered and turned around to resume the errands.  The weather had made a surprising turn and it was pouring rain when I got parked for the second stop.  No umbrella was in the car.  Not caring what it looked like, I covered my head with a bag from the first store and made a dash.  I quickly found the book title I was looking for, paid and made another dash through the downpour.  Again the next store was an easy in and out, but the time I had allotted was up!  So I got right onto the webinar on my phone.

So I easily overcame that obstacle, only to be surprised there were no lights in our house.  Of course this means I couldn’t go be on the rest of the webinar, and the plan of cooking something to go along with the roasted chicken I just bought for dinner was out.  One dash into the house and I quickly decided we’d just go ahead with a salad and the chicken immediately and not wait for the power to resume.

After dinner, I planned to iron.  That was not going to happen and the power remained out for hours.

I settled in on the couch to read and review instead and after a few hours decided to call it a night, though early.  Needless to say the power resumed during the night and I awakened around 3:30am.  I was totally ready for the new day.

These disruptions could have thrown my former self into  complete disarray. I could have panicked and let my attitude go askew.  So many good things happened in the day to be grateful for, how could I possibly complain?

Now, up so early, I have the time to make my posting.  There’s much more to write, but this will suffice for now.  It is Christmas eve, and there’s much more to be done.

Merry Christmas!  Don’t sweat the small stuff. Keep with the reading, Persist, love, and continue the habits.  Power to be the best I can be is a wonderful thing.  I’m making my DMP come true!  How about you?



MKE – Week 12 What’s Next? At the fork in the road…


This week I have more friends on Marco Polo, more appointments for my business, more group calls, more, more, more!

What I’ve wanted for so long is happening, now what?

business woman in front of two roads thinking deciding hoping for best taking chance

This class shows 24 weeks in the class listings, so we are at the half way mark and I’ve begun to wonder about “the afterlife for an MKE’er.”  Will we remain friends the way some people do after college?  Or will we go our separate ways?  Will we read and re-read the passages to stay in harmony and not revert to the old ways?

Yesterday I saw a car sitting in the “in between area” on an interstate highway where the choice is left lanes break off to a new route and right lanes continue on the same numbered route.  It’s a point of decision.  Like this…


and so my thoughts go to the future.  Meanwhile, I have my DMP.  Haanel* says, (6) But your ideal must be sharp, clear-cut, definite; to have one ideal today, another tomorrow, and a thrid next week, means to scatter your forces and accomplish nothing; your result will be a meaningless and chaotic combination of wasted material.  Am I still in the old blueprint of doing too many different things?  We’re having a Christmas party here at our home on Tuesday.  So far nearly 65 have RSVP’d, I am holding my second meetup group in two weeks between now and then, I’m reaching out to work my business, will spend perhaps as much as many put into a day of work in trainings.  But, on the other hand, these are all consistent with my DMP and I joyfully choose this road! (17) The law is that thought will correlate with its object and bringforth in the material world the correspondence of the thing thought or produced in the mental world.  We then discern the absolute necessity of seeing that every thought has the inherent germ of truth in order that the law of growth will bring into manifestation good, for good alone can confer any permanent power.

I persist.  I win.  This will be the best day of my life!



MKE – Week 11 What’s happening here?

I am so very excited to report that I met with a wonderful friend this week.  I met her when she was a volunteer who was assigned by hospice to make visits to my close family member during her last months.  This amazing lady showed incredible kindness to us at that time.  I invited her to lunch, took her a gift and had a wonderful visit with her.  I’m not telling this to have anyone think I did something extra special or good.  I did it out of love this class is teaching, and it is part of the person I am becoming.  It is my new Blueprint.

This week I also witnessed the spirituality to another friend in a way I have never found it comfortable to do.  I described to her the part in our lessons about who is “I” when we say “I” and I explained the discussion about the body, the mind, the “soul.”   We both shared some ideas that opened our friendship, I felt to a different level.

In another encounter with people, (and this is personal) I attended a social function.  I normally really enjoy having a glass of wine.  I don’t think anything is wrong with that, but with my DMP and goals it would not be a “smart” choice in line with my DMP to partake of wine at this time.  I FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE, was able to just have a glass of water and enjoy the party and the rest of the guests.  I had a really nice time and got to be an observer, and find some other people to compliment.

So this week’s lesson is more about the LAWS of the universe.  I’m reporting a few  anecdotal incidents, which add to the collection of what makes up inductive reasoning for me.  I wear my compass everywhere, have made many switches in thought and action which is propelling me!  I love this new life and I love the challenge this course is giving me, the seeking of understanding of this life journey we are in together, and the deeper level of richness and responsibility we are all developing.

Since we’re exposed to this, won’t we carry a burden to share the news?  Isn’t this something we want for our family members and our closest outsider friends?  Isn’t this a terrific gift to have received and think about in our season of gifts?  Isn’t this an amazing awesome gift we can give to some other special person?

In our sun room, several plants are not doing so well.  I will try an experiment and give them water with an additive reported to help.  Let’s see if that will work like the practice and repetition of statements, the keeping positive thoughts, and definite purpose in the mind constantly works for us.  Let’s see the roots deepen!  I always keep my promises!




MKE – Week 10

Perfect Harmony


In the past week I have begun to meet some of the amazing people in the MKE class of 2017.  We are all “working” and thinking, practicing, and memorizing so that the dominating thoughts of minds are the movie poster version of our lives.

This week my husband has seemed to be more aware of the things I’m working on and today his comment if you are working to earn money, I hope it will be a LOT of money! seemed like encouragement to me.  ( So I have permission! Go for it.)  He expressed feeling that I am spending a lot of time on phone calls or computer — and therefore not with him.  When I told him that I can plan time for him, he expressed his approval again.

I am finding my written Definite Major Purpose needs a little tweak here and there AND I’ve volunteered to be of service where there is no expectation of reciprocity, so that part has come to be!  I’m on my way to becoming the new ME in the poster!  (Some other amazing things have begun as well!)

This week I’d like to point to some of my favorites from this lesson and those that came before.  I went back in a search of Harmony. What do you think? Listen as you read the selections I’ve chosen!  Enjoy and relax.


  • Harmony in the world within results in optimism and affluence;  affluence within results in affluence without.   (Riches begin in your mind.)
  • Life is an unfoldment, not accretion.  What comes to us in the world without is what we already possess in the world within.
  • The subconscious mind perceives by intuition.  Hence, its processes are rapid.  It does not wait for the slow methods of conscious reasoning.  In fact, it can not employ them.  (
  • You have found that the individual may act on the Universal, and that the result of this action and interaction is cause and effect.  Thought, therefore, is the cause, and the experiences with which you meet in life are the effect.  Eliminate, therefore, any possible tendency to complain of conditions as they have been, or as they are, because it rests with you to change them and make them what you would like them to be. 
  • Over-work or over-play or over-bodily activity of any kind produces conditions of mental apathy and stagnation which makes it impossible to do the more important work which results in a realization of conscious power.  We should, therefore, seek the Silence frequently.  Power comes through repose; it is in the Silence that we can be still, and when we are still, we can think, and thought is the secret of all attainment.
  • If you have been faithful to your ideal, you will hear the call when circumstances are ready to materialize your plans and results will correspond in the exact ration of your fidelity to your ideal.  The ideal steadily held is what predetermines and attracts the necessary conditions for its fulfillment.
  • Act is the blossom of thought, and conditions are the result of action, so that you constantly have in your possession the tools by which you will certainly and inevitably make or unmake yourself, and joy or suffering will be the reward.
  • Hold in mind the condition desired; affirm it as an already existing fact.
  • I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy.
  • Wisdom, strength, courage and all harmonious conditions are the result of power and we have seen that all power is from within; likewise, every lack, limitation, or adverse circumstance is the result of weakness, and weakness is simply absence of power; it comes from nowhere, it is nothing — the remedy then is simply to develop power, and this is accomplished in exactly the same manner that all power is developed, by exercise.

MKE week 9 – The Mastermind

Today is Thanksgiving Day!  A day of Gratitude and emotion!

Readings done in the morning.  Connect with new MKE Friends, family gathers, we enjoy the day, and for me the special time with two of our granddaughters was a joy.

Years ago in the time before Christmas, I began the tradition of having one of those pre made gingerbread houses for the girls to put together.  I recall the frustration the girls experienced and then this led to wandering attention.  The results were less than I hoped and I wondered if it was a good thing to do!   But this year really showed the efforts have paid off.  The girls now 11 and almost 9 really dug right in.  This year I bought two different kits instead of identical houses.  I had a plan in case they weren’t agreeable in choosing who would build which kit, but perfectly there was no conflict and the girls were excited to begin.

They gave the projects full attention and did a great job completing.  They were fully engaged and really enjoyed producing very nice results!  I think this little example shows the power of repetition – even as modest as annually for 5 years or so!

Repetition daily must be so powerful. …

On to other matters — I LOVE MY MKE friends!  I have so much gratitude for the great people I have interacted with so far.  Of course I look forward to meeting and getting to know many of our members.  For right now, I’m thrilled with the exceptional  people I’ve met.   We will over time help each other to achieve our goals!   I have some challenges I’ve accepted.  I’m so grateful, for I need accountability!

The revelation of how powerful it is to be going through this process with others and to be able to get to know them is making me shiver from the great understanding of this powerful gift we have.

Happy Thanksgiving!


MKE – Week 8 My Compass

Week 8 I’m loving the Master Key Experience!

This week I added onto my Dream Board, Completed recordings, and followed the program everyday.  There weren’t any big events for me this week – no trips, no medical issues for either of us, but I misplaced my Compass!

This wasn’t the only little glitch thrown my way, I was actually locked out of this Blogsite, but was able to solve that challenge so quickly and easily that by this time, I have all but forgotten it.

However, the compass I’ve been wearing gone, was an interesting experience.  It was almost like I was lost without it.  I searched every where imaginable, and could only think I took it off somewhere else in the house.  I searched under the cushions at the place I normally sit to read, beside my bed on, in under the nightstand, all around my kitchen sink window.  Where could it be?

I substituted wearing a bracelet that I had placed the compass on several times, and this served to remind me what direction I was going!  However it was still a nagging omission to be without the actual compass!

How could this habit have become so quickly ingrained?  Now it became even more a habit to wear the compass, because it is now in my brain.  Maybe in the future it will be unnecessary to actually wear it, because my imagination will carry it, and keep me aimed correctly!

As always, I’m sure there’s much more to report, but my focus this week centered around my compass!

This may be my first late post!

I found my compass.

Want to find yours?