Master Key Week 2: Talking to Your Mysterious Mind

Most people understand that the human mind consists of two major parts

First, there is the conscious mind or active mind. This part of the mind has been explained in many different ways by many different people over the ages. I could make up some intriguing definition, but I will just say it is where you experience and interact with the world around you.

Second, there is the subconscious mind or mysterious mind. This is the part of the mind few of us really understand. We may know it keeps our heart beating and the rest of our bodily functions working without any conscious thought. We may even understand it as the storehouse of our lifetime of experiences. But do you really understand how you can talk to your subconscious mind and ask it to help you live the life you desire?

Many sources are vying to talk to your subconscious mind

Advertisers, parents, teachers, preachers, bosses, the media and much more are communicating to your subconscious mind with messages they want you receive. These messages may be beneficial to you: “Don’t touch the hot stove”. These messages may someday hinder you: “Don’t talk to strangers”. The simple fact is that who you are today is the sum of all the messages that you have allowed to reach your subconscious mind.

Controlling the messages reaching your subconscious

The good news is that your subconscious can easily have an armed guard on duty to protect it from messages that may not contribute to the life you want to be living. This trained guard is the conscious mind. And it is your responsibility to call this guard to duty. Make sure your conscious mind is on active patrol for negative or conflicting messages. This guard should be allowed no coffee and doughnut breaks. It should be ever vigilant to protect your subconscious from garbage, conflicting messages and other hype.

My DMPTalking to your mysterious, subconscious mind

Although it is important to keep the garbage out of your subconscious, the wonders start to unfold when you place your life’s goals into your subconscious mind. The most effective method to communicate with your mysterious mind is to read to your subconscious mind, out load and with enthusiasm. To take this even further, you should consider reading it your goals and plans written in your own handwriting.

You may be thinking “This sounds silly. I am to read my handwritten goals out loud AND with enthusiasm?” Yes! This is effective because your subconscious mind delights at hearing your voice and finds your handwriting powerful and persuasive. Your mysterious mind trusts you above all others and recognizes your instruction through your spoken and written words.

So start this habit today. Do not let another day pass. Write out your major purpose in life on a piece of paper and carry it with you. At least three times a day, read the statement dramatically aloud, filled with emotion and energy. I have found this practice to keep me focused and excited to complete the tasks needed to move forward toward my goals. More intriguing, some solutions appear with little or no effort from me and my conscious mind. It seems as if my subconscious is somehow helping me expeditiously accomplish my goals. No wonder some people refer to the subconscious mind as the mysterious mind.


Master Key Week 1: Where Am I Going From Here?

There is a very old saying Journey1000. This is often loosely translated “a journey of one thousand miles begins with a single step”. This week, I took my first step on the journey of learning and applying The Master Key System by Charles Haanel. This has stirred up a flood of feelings: Excitement, anticipation, fear, hesitation, worry, gratitude, joy and love, just to name a few.

The good news is that this is not a lonely, solitary journey. I will be joined by others learning and applying the same things. We are forming a Mastermind Alliance to support and encourage one another along this 26 week odyssey.

The other news is that it is my responsibility to perform all the tasks and habits being taught. The results that come from this experience will depend on me following directions and making decisions on how I want my life to proceed from where I am now to where I decide I want to go.


In the coming weeks, it has been suggested that I will once again see the world as I did when I was a child. This interesting as the phrase that has been going through my head as I start this journey is “Are we there yet? Are we there yet?”

This week I have learned that harmony in my inner being is reflected as harmony the world around me. For now, I am focusing on inner harmony. This will make it easier for me to figure out where I am going from here.

As Emerson so eloquently wrote “Life is a journey, not a destination.”  The best part of this experience is that my wife Susan has started on her Master Keys” journey as well.

I think we’re in for the ride of our lives!