Damian’s MasterKeyMMA Blog Has Now Moved

Thank you for calling by, my blog has been moved to http://masterkeyMMA.com .

My apology for the inconvenience.

Let the Journey Forever be Unfolding.

Damian McVeigh

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Week 11 : Two into One Won’t Go! Part 2 of 2

Last week in my blog http://wp.me/p15797-2e I started to tell you about my experience with “… the idea from “Seven Laws of the Mind” and the first law, the Law of Substitution “We cannot think about two things at the same time”.  I digressed into other thoughts but back to my original thought or thoughts.

Why did the Master Key Master Mind Alliance (MMA) course have such a “Bell Ringing” awakening for me?

I believe it was the way Mark Januszewski explained the Law of Substitution as one of the Seven Laws of the Mind in relation to brain chemistry, neuropeptide formation and brain plasticity.  It seemed obvious to me that with what I knew about mental disorders, from a career as a medical scientist, being due to imbalance in brain chemistry that new pathways could be formed.

To form new pathways we only need to learn how to form them.  With the Law of Substitution, think about it, can you really hold think about two things at once?  No, your thoughts are sequential no matter how infinitesimally quick.  Therefore to change habits, life long habits, practise and be aware of what you think.  Do you hold yourself back from your true potential?  Are to setting the scene for future failure by following bad habits?  Do things always work out in a certain manner and nothing seems to change?

You are working to the same old brain patterns set down earlier in your life.  Want to change what happens?  Change yourself, change the way you think, change the outcome?


Positive Thoughts Fire Up the Brain

This is what Master Key MMA has taught me.  Substituting negative thoughts or scenarios as these run through my head with the affirmation: “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy”.  Personally I find this affirmation from Charles F Haanel’s Master Key system to be so powerful.  This affirmation has led to a positive outlook on life, the negative neuropeptides have been replaced with positive neuropeptides.

Two into One Won't Go!

Don’t let the naysayers dissuade you from reading or implementing the Master Key MMA System, it doesn’t matter if it was written in 1912.  Truth recognised in life is a life changing event no matter what age you live in.

Next week mental gymnastics.

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Week 10 : Two into One Won’t Go! Part 1 of 2

These blogs are a record of our progress in the Master Key Master Mind Alliance course, a record to those who come after us.  Is it hocus pocus?  Is it an old system of thought and beliefs in a system?

Seems there are some people starting to take notice of our journey and coming forth with all sorts of “knock downs”.  Within my own circle of friends there are those who think that Mark Janusziewski has me under some sort of brain washing program.

No MKMMAers Here!

No MKMMAers Here!

WELL ….. YES HE HAS!!!!!


Mark J, Charles Haanel and Og Mandino  XOXOXOXXO.

Off my soap box and shouting from the rooftops for the moment, there are also friends who have said to me “I want you to get my husband involved in that program.  If it can improve how you think and act, when you’ve always been successful in my opinion.  How can he get into a course?”.

This week I have been most impressed with the idea from “Seven Laws of the Mind” and the first law the Law of Substitution “We cannot think about two things at the same time”.

I spoke to my wife about how impressed with this idea and how it was helping me.  Well did that open up a can of worms!  My life partner, Robyn is a Psychology major, triple degree qualified and a family therapist.  “What have I been telling you for three years?” was her animated reply.

As I contemplated Robyn’s words I also thought about two years with a psychologist to help overcome depression caused by constant and at times overwhelming pain.  Recently, I had spoken with my psychologist and the difference “MKMMA” has made, in 8 weeks.  The discussion revolved around even though she had set up similar exercises it had never grabbed me like the Master Key weekly training.

What was the difference?  Was it a competition with myself not to get kicked out of the course?  Was my parachute finally opened?  Was the setting of a “Defined Major Purpose” (DMP) at the start of the course and worked on for over 6 weeks the reason?

If you have been reading other MKMMA blogs you will know the answer.  I believe that the setting of a DMP anchored me to something that I needed to accomplish.  My DMP along with my “Primary Pivotal Needs” (PPNs) struck at something primal in me that had been there forever and was why I accomplished everything I ever had in my life.

Painfully Amazing 🙂

My DMP and PPNs had been the anchors of my whole life when I reflected upon my situation ……. but I had forgotten about them … lost my way in the maze of pain and failed therapies.   One of my PPNs had been dismissed outright in a goal setting exercise with Robyn.  I constantly frustrated Robyn as I couldn’t set goals for myself only those that benefited others.

I wanted to leave a LEGACY and to her this wasn’t good enough.  Imagine my joy when Mark explained about PPNs AND THERE IT WAS LEGACY as a Primary Pivotal Need.

I’m rambling, sorry.  What has this got to do with the Law of Substitution?  Nothing but it has just poured out from me as I compose this blog.  It is something I have wanted to share for some time.  Perhaps I trust the MKMMA community now and know you will understand.

Subconscious Machinations

Back to the Law of Substitution …. next week …… for as we know “We cannot think about two things at the same time.”  My subconscious mind knew at the start of this post that this blog would end this way.  For I always start with a title and go for it.

Two blog posts won’t go into one blog post.

Thank you and please forgive the indulgence.

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Week 9 Merlin Returns

Deepak Chopra, not an author I would think of reading for a bit of non-fiction.  For the last 10 days I have been reading, on a friend’s recommendation, “The Return of Merlin” by Deepak Chopra.

It's in their Somewhere

Recently I noticed that themes from the Master Key Master Mind Alliance were cropping up everywhere in my life.  My shame is that I did not pay enough heed at the time to write them down, so that I could use them in a future blog.  What shall I do?  In this MK course, well I’ll wait and read another members blog on this topic when it occurs.

Reading “The Return of Merlin” brought my previous tardiness home with a thud.  The book is about a search (aren’t they all i.e. fantasy novels) but from the very beginning, the forward even, I sat up and paid attention.  This text could be proscribed reading for discussion amongst MKMMA members.

“The Return of Merlin” forward is titled “The Key to Merlin”, page 1 states “If we could just realize it, the keys to the miracle of life lie in our own consciousness. Life will bestow miracles on us when we begin to see it as an expression of the miraculous.”

Page 2 “The inner intelligence of the human body/mind is the ultimate and supreme genius, and it mirrors the wisdom of the universe.  …………. Transformation opens up new realities, new worlds.”

Miracle of Transformation

Miracle of Transformation


Isn’t this why we have participated in Master Keys to open up new realities through a change in our subconscious thoughts.  The entire book is an allegory of what we in Master Keys are experiencing.  Chapter after chapter unfolds a journey that describes: the seeds of opportunity hidden amongst adversity, the collective mind, dreaming actuality into being from the pureness of heart.

What really did it for me was when I was reading the chapter titled “The Dark Earth”.  Words and phrases such as “…and even after you break free, fear casts shadows for a long time.” Our old subconscious paradigms have not been subdued. “…a road where every step brings the unknown.” Our 26 week course of learning with Master Key and the challenges we are set.

“Have you found out what that road is called?” ….. Love. The free road, the dust on it, the steps that leave no footprints, they are the way of love. ….. that behind the door to freedom, past the demons of fear, there is nothing but love.” How does the second scroll of Og Mandino’s “The Greatest Salesman in The World” begin?  “I will greet this day with love in my heart.  For this is the greatest secret of success in all ventures.  ……..  And how will I confront each whom I meet?  In only one way.”  We will greet the path ahead with love in our hearts.

I have found taking the words of scroll II in “The Greatest Salesman in The World” to heart has profoundly changed my attitude to life and and everyone I meet in my life.

I shall leave you with these last two thoughts.

From a MP3 track of Robyn’s, my life partner by Tony Williamson “Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing”.  Now where have we all heard that.  Or from William Blake’s “Auguries of Innocence” as we contemplate our week 9 Master Key text and imagine the blossoming of a flower and its perfume.  Use your imagination.

To see a world in a grain of sand                                                                             And heaven in a wildflower                                                                           To hold infinity in the palm of your hand                                                               And eternity in an hour                                                                                      We are led to believe a lie ………                                                                          When we see with and not through the eye                                                     That was born in a night, to perish in a night                                                 When the soul slept in beams of light.

Universe of Sand


Pink Heath, Wild Flower Emblem of Victoria


“May The Journey Forever Be Unfolding”  Damian McVeigh

How could I not include:

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

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Week 8 : The Journey Unfolds

"Let the Journey Forever be Unfolding"

Master Key, as I wrote last week challenges and taxes me in various ways.  I am learning to form new habits and remembering what it used to be like when I had the discipline to form habits.  Good habits not just slack bad habits.

I feel happy when I get my Twitters tweeted, my blog is completed or I have completed reading other people’s blogs.  Now though, as in our reading of Og “I will welcome happiness for it enlarges my heart.”  Yes!

You Guessed It


Feeling the burst of neuropeptides released along my spinal cord.  Aaahhh allow my self to feel happy.

What could be the point of a dreamboard or for goodness sake ….. a recording of our goals with music?

Well, I now like looking at my dreamboard.  Instantaneously I remember what my “definite major purpose” is and what I am to achieve.  “I can be all that I will to Be.”

The recording of my goals to music was interesting. Play it all the time now while on the computer, just love Enya.

My Music: Enya "The Celts"

Practise of a task is the beginning of expertise.  I hadn’t realised my computers recorder was going to pick up so many noises.  For example I hadn’t specified, I hadn’t thought it necessary, that a certain bathroom couldn’t be used while Dad was recording.  There is a great flushing sound in the background as well as the continued filling of the cistern.

Enya "The Celts"

And who would have thought that the phones had to be off as well, nice little interruption.  Great feeling of accomplishment.  Mark’s requirement of this task is something I would never have attempted, left to my own devices.

I am learning “That the whole is greater than the part” as Mark’s says.  If I fall behind or fail, I don’t “beat myself up”.  I forgive myself and get back on task.

The Master Key programme is a turning point for anyone willing to put in the effort.

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Week 7 Reflections

These blogs are to keep a running diary of our progress with the Master Key programme.  What have I discovered so far?

1. I think I learn by writing things out.  Whilst filling in by hand, a conscious choice, my coloured patterns I felt as if it was having a major impact upon me.

Decision: Write out my “Blueprint Builder” weekly.

2. The family cat, which ignores me 99% of the time, thinks it unusual to be in the house alone with me and for me to be sitting quietly meditating.  The cat just couldn’t resist finding out what it was all about.  I did not let the distraction of a wet nose in my face or a gentle rub on my head disturb my quiet time. Decision: Curiosity & The Cat

3. It is sooooooooo hard not to have negative thoughts. We don’t have enough good things to say about one another.  Decision: Keep on plugging on! AND if I haven’ got something good to say then don’t  ………………..   .

4. Each week’s assignment can tax my abilities in different ways.  Getting the assignments done is pleasurable and rewarding. Decision: Allow myself to feel the joy.

5. Read and commenting on other people’s blogs. By week 7 I should have read 35 to 70 of other MKMMAers blogs.  Haven’t done this too well.

Decision: Read and comment on 10 blogs this week.

6. Too easy to read people’s blogs who comment on your blog and vice a versa.

Decision: Break out don’t be confined by habit …… and ….this is probably a bad habit.

7. I am changing becoming motivated, doing things differently.  There is so much new to learn and memorise.

Decision: Go back and revise, commit to memory those skills I have not yet tackled.

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Guest Blogger: Susan Marinac

Master Key Week 6

Susan sums up the experience of Master Key very succinctly and encompasses what we are all going through.

“I will greet this day with love in my heart and I will succeed.” What a great way to start the day. I am really enjoying reading these scrolls from The Greatest Salesman each day.

I am truly amazed by how much I  have accomplished in 6 weeks. I am posting blogs, tweeting, writing press releases, making dream boards. Figuring out  PPN’s(personal pivotal needs). Doing our weekly OATS(objective, action, time, schedules). Writing and rewriting our DMP’s. Meditating each day. Reading our scrolls and DMP’S 3 times a day , reading our chapter from the Master Keys and Blue print builders daily. Making our service lists and accomplishing our service goals each week. Following our compass. Posting our Shapes with our DMP’s in SMART format around our home and in our cars. Reading and commenting on each others tweets and blogs and press releases . Whew!!! That is  a lot of accomplisments on top of  working 32 hours a week  and  sharing my  business opportunity and making family a priority.

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”~Benjamin Franklin.

My new habits are becoming easier. The soil is prepared and next week I will be ready to sow the seeds! Bring it on!

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