Master Key Week 9: Is Your Mind Full of Weeds?

Look at this beautiful bounty of fresh, organic vegetables

GeraldsonCSAEvery week from mid-November to mid-May, Susan and I receive a large box full of vegetables from our CSA share.  We get so excited to review each week’s harvest and plan for the meals we will prepare with this amazingly delicious food.

In mid-October of this year, we visited the Geraldson Community Farm in Bradenton, FL along with many of the other share owners to tour the fields, talk with the farmers and enjoy the festivities.

The Farmers have learned and use the Law of Growth

During the tour of the farm, our skilled farmers explained how they

  • Prepare the fields
  • Plant the seeds and seedlings
  • Water and fertilize the crops
  • Harvest the vegetables
  • Deliver the final results to us

We see the Law of Growth all around us

The animals all over the world grow from babies to adults. The grass and weeds in my yard continue to grow even when I mow them down. The national debt continues to grow. There is even a Law of Growth listed in the Seven Laws of the Mind.

For those unfamiliar with the Seven Laws of the Mind, here is a quick overview:

  1. Law of SubstitutionGeraldsonCSAField
  2. Law of Relaxation
  3. Law of Practice
  4. Law of Forgiveness
  5. Law of Dual Thought
  6. Law of Subconscious
  7. Law of Growth

The inclusion of the Law of Growth in the Seven Laws of the Mind brings us to the conclusion that our mind is the field that grows our life. Almost all of the results we experience in life are a consequence of the thoughts we have planted in our minds.

Is Your Mind Full of Weeds?

How do you prepare the fields of your mind? Do you sit still for at least 15 minutes a day learning the skill of quieting your mind?

What seeds to you plant in your mind? Do you continually imagine the results you desire?

What do you use to water and fertilize your thoughts? Do you amplify your goals with positive feelings and a burning desire?

What results do you harvest? Are you living the life you want to live?

The results in your life are a direct outcome of the thoughts you intentionally or unintentionally planted in your mind. If there are weeds growing in your mind, the results you experience will not be what you have wanted.

Here are some suggestions for removing the weeds from your mind

  • Develop a Definite Major Purpose statement describing the person you are becoming and read it aloud at least 3 times everyday.
  • Read this Self-Confidence Formula from the book Think and Grow Rich at least once a day.
  • Start a Seven Day Mental Diet as described by Emmet Fox.
  • Invest at least 15 minutes daily sitting quietly with a still mind or meditating. The Master Key System lays out an excellent 26 week series of daily sits.
  • Smile and be Happy throughout the day.

Feel free to start slowly, using only one or two of the “weeding” techniques described above. As you begin to embrace all of the steps outlined above, you will experience your mind turn into your own, personal garden with everything you desire in life. As you take action on your definite major purpose, your harvest will be delivered as the life you have aspired to live.

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!