Week 16 – Reflections Upon Master Mind Power

Master Mind Power

master mind power imageI am compelled to write about Master Mind Power this week. As I was reading The Master Key Part Sixteen and preparing to seek the Silence, this thought entered my mind:

“The biggest problem with my former board of directors was that it was the exact opposite of what a Master Mind should be.”

Part Sixteen is not specifically about Master Minding but we are involved in a collective Mastermind exercise with all members of the Alliance this week. We focus on being aware of and performing acts of kindness. We are in harmony, focused on a common goal. Perhaps this is why the dysfunctional board came to mind.

But let me explain. The board of which I speak was one in which the members were focused on controlling and extracting benefits for themselves from the organization. I knew this was completely the opposite of what their responsibility was, because of my previous experience with a board of directors that operated with singleness of purpose. That purpose was soley to further the vision, values and goals of the organization.

Making the connection between this dysfunctional board and the Master Mind principle gives me clarity and an understanding that while I may not have handled this situation well, there was nothing I could have done that would have changed that situation.

Master Mind Power A Two Edged Sword

I also realized that within the board there was a powerful Master Mind at work within a subset of the board members. Two of seven members of the board, backed by the executive of the organization from whence they came, were truly focused on a common goal and determined to see it realized. They eventually succeeded in taking control and subverting the organization to their puposes. Theirs was a true Master Mind.

The lesson here is that Master Mind power can just as easily be focused upon evil, as it can be upon good. And Master Mind power is just as effective in promoting evil as it is in promoting good. But as Haanel indicates in Master Key Fifteen -29, be careful what you ask for. I wonder how the Law of Compensation will or has dealt with these folks. I am certain it will. You reap what you sow.

Master Mind Power Benefits My Life

It’s a given that we all benefit from the collective Master Mind power of the Alliance. However, the key work and benefits are found in the Master Mind alliances we develop as individuals. My Master Mind Partner Dennis and I have a scheduled meeting twice a week but find we frequently engage in impromptu sessions when the need arises.

While we are focused on our individual goals, our exchanges are aimed at helping each other be successful, whether that’s providing help with solving a problem, or providing expertise, tools or resources the other may not have. We are also involved in some common projects so much of our Master Minding has to do with those.

Over time we have developed an uncanny ability to almost read the mind of the other. That’s merely a function of the Master Mind power bringing two minds into harmony.

Master Keys Part Sixteen – Growth And Change

Master Keys Part Sixteen is all about growth and change as Haanel points out in the introduction. I realize we have come very far in this journey as I read this part. It reviews and reminds me of the creative power of thought, the need to control thought and to create the perfect vision (our ideal) of what we desire.

In Part Sixteen -8 the fact the power to create depends on spiritual power and there are three steps to manifestation; idealization, visualization and materialization. Then Part Sixteen -15 reminds me “we can form our own mental images, through our own interior processes of thought….. and it is by the exercise of this power that we can control our own destiny, body, mind and soul.” This is the Spiritual Power of Visualization which is a product of the Imagination, a part of the inner world.

And as Haanel said earlier (Part Ten -15), we are not responsible or able to originate the intelligence necessary for bringing about a result (the ideal); “the process is simply to hold the ideal in mind, until your vision has been made real;…. the right persons, and the right things will come at the right time and in the right place” (Part Sixteen -28).

This Visualization must be controlled by the will or conscious mind (Part Sixteen -35) so as always, what we let into our mind must be in harmony with our true desires and not influenced by flights of fancy (Part Sixteen -36). The exercise suggested for this week is to seek the Silence to ensure that what we desire is in harmony with our personal pivotal needs and are means to an end, not mere material possessions.

We should be striving to achieve a mental attitude that will bring about the results we desire. And this mental attitude should bring about the states of harmony and happiness. Achieving this connection with the Universal Mind will bring about everything we need to achieve what ever it is we desire. The actual methods by which this occurs will appear as needed. The Universal Mind can be counted upon to deliver.

So I’ve been striving to do this. To this point my DMP feels right. Inclusion of money and possessions still feel like they are the means to and end; leaving a legacy of wealth and abundance to my family and having a positive impact on water and wetland conservation. How I will be getting there is receiving some attention and adjustment.

I am in the flow and working very hard on controlling my Mind…. and my Destiny.

Terrence G Neraasen Sig



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Terrence Neraasen

Just consider me a Boomer with no need or desire to retire. I'm constantly learning and striving for excellence. My passions are Family and the natural world to which I dedicate myself and all my efforts.

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Jean - 2016-01-15

Excellent point (and supporting example) about how a mastermind can serve for evil as well as good. Be careful what you ask for, indeed!

    Terrence Neraasen - 2016-01-15

    Thanks for visiting and your comment.

Dennis - 2016-01-16

Hey Terry – I like how you related to the “means to the end” for our PPNs. Right you are! The power of words to paint the clear picture of our desires is unlimited. And the mastermind is definitely working for us. I’m sure our respective goals will be achieved in record time since we’ve introduced MKMMA into the formula this year.

    Terrence Neraasen - 2016-01-17

    Thank you Dennis. We draw energy from each other. Getting better at painting the pictures takes a lot of work. Appreciate your support.

Pamela - 2016-01-17

Glad that you can see how they should NOT be behaving. You are setting a good example just with your energy and your work. Thanks, for the post, Terrence.

    Terrence Neraasen - 2016-01-17

    Thanks for visiting Pamela and for your kind comment. Are you with MKE?

Chris - 2016-01-18

Incredible post Terrence! I love how you applied the principles of the mastermind power to the board of directors you belonged to and were able to see what was happening with the board. I also like how you mentioned that the power of the mastermind can be used for any purpose, even if it is evil, but the main thing to consider is you reap what you sow.
It also sounds like you have a true mastermind partner. Reading that part of your post made me feel like I was reading it right out of Think and Grow Rich.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Terrence Neraasen - 2016-01-18

    Thank you Chris. My Master Mind partner is a pretty super person so the power of the principle is magnified. The thought about boards and master minds came as I went into a sit. I have a new perspective on Think and Grow Rich now. By the way, your first comment came through with this one so either my hosting company fixed something or it was a gltich. Thank you for your persistence.

Stephen Serna - 2016-01-21

That is an awesome mastermind alliance that you have going Terry. As I was reading the section on the board of directors, I am reminded about my almost 20 years of working in a public agency…While I never sat on a board, I attended several board meetings and observed many actions that were taken by different boards and you are right on target with your analogy of a double edged sword, as I witnessed some good and some actions that definitely did not have the agency’s best interest in mind. Thanks for sharing your Brilliance. 🙂

    Terrence Neraasen - 2016-01-23

    Hey Stephen, as we proceed on this path the application of the knowledge gets easier. I especially like reading other blogs where the lessons are applied to the real life experiences of the writers. That seems to be true of a lot of people judging from the comments on this post. Thank you for your support.

Chris Stier - 2016-01-22

Terry, wonderful post. I love the linking of the Haanel Lessons with your personal experiences. This is a great motivator do perhaps review some of my own experiences and life lessons though a lens of Haanel. I know you will succeed in your DMP as I can see the growth towards that legacy already. I look forward to the next post

    Terrence Neraasen - 2016-01-23

    Chris, thank you for your very kind comments. I’m very pleased to motivate anyone to realize more of their greatness. Sorry to take so long to respond. I knew you had commented a couple of days ago but the comment just now appeared. Thanks again.


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