Author Archives: Erwin

Helping People Help Themselves

Helping people help themselves… That’s what Mark J and the Master Key Experience are all about. How about finding out what really makes YOU truly happy? And how you – with all your unique gifts and talents – can help others to find this out for themselves also ? What’s the value of being dependent for the rest of your life, on what other people think of you, what other people want you to be, what other people tell you to do…? Continue reading

Continuation

Yes, it has been a while. I felt the need for silence, the need to move away from any outer influence… Echoes in my mind, other people’s opinions… Long walks in the woods nearby, to recharge, reconnect, and to review my definite major purpose, in my mind, or was it maybe in my heart ?

Visualising, feeling, sensing, listening again and again, closer and closer, deeper and deeper, tuning into the wavelength of Truth… At this stage in the continuation of the #masterkeyexperience, I’m picking up the pieces again, and in doing so, I’m finding my own rhythm, my own melody, my own harmony… Continue reading

Week 24 – Captain Of Our Ship

Self-Reliancereliance on one’s own powers and resources rather than those of others. “Self-Reliance” is also an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson which starts with the phrase “ne the quaesiveris extra”, Latin for “do not seek for things outside yourself”.

The Master Key Master Mind Alliance course (MKMMA) is over. Done. Six months of intense study and observation, creating new good habits. Learning to do-it-now. To recognise beauty in the outer world, daily. To be still, and listen within. To clearly define what we want, or rather, what we need to do in this life, for the benefit of all. To visualise it, as if it already exists. To understand how the Universal Mind works, and to direct it to manifest our true dharma. To mastermind. Continue reading

Week 23 – The Sunny Side Of The Street

4 New Cards

This week, four new players join our now sky-high stacks of index cards. Full of gratitudes, positive experiences, and small to big accomplishments. Every day, hundreds of live-savers keep our minds on the sunny side of the street. And we thank them for that.

During Week 4 of this Master Key Experience, I remember finding a piece of paper somebody forgot in our Sampoorna Yoga Studio, stating the 7 Spiritual Laws Of Success, including the Law Of Least Effort.

Nothing is random… Four new cards this week, describing Deepak Chopra’s Law Of Least Effort.

Least Effort

Hm, one might think… I’ll just do nothing today… Get up really late, keep my pyjamas on, settle myself into a comfy couch, eat cookies and potato chips all day long (add a couple of cheap Continue reading

Week 22A – Shedding The Masks

High Up In The Bright Blue Skies

High Up In The Bright Blue Skies

It’s a process right ? The whole thing. Evolving. Improving. Experiencing that true nature. We don’t need to get stressed about it. It’s all there already. No need to go anywhere. It’s right here, in this very moment. It takes time to uncover those veils, to take out the trash, to clear up the mind, … and that’s okay. It’s about letting go and be. Simply be. And do what needs to be done. Do, for the good of all of us. Drop all that unnecessary baggage, hoarded over so many years. Let it go, and soar high up in the bright blue skies…

Find your own rhythm, your own tempo, your own melody, your own silence,… That’s what this journey is about. Continue reading

Week 22 – The Wisdom Of Silence

A quick note before I go.

No need to get into lengthy explanations now. Keep it brief. Maybe some anecdotes. A few thoughts. The experience is everything. Talking about it, is not “It”.

I remember, years ago, in the winter of 2006-07. I was composing some music at the Leighton Artists Colony, at the Banff Centre For The Arts in the amazing Canadian Rockies. Something happened there. A good thing. I remember taking the shuttle from Calgary Airport to Banff National Park. A 2-hour trip. I was the only passenger. The driver lectured about the history of the area, the First Nations. He used to be a tour guide. Slowly, I saw the mountains growing bigger… and my heart melted. I wanted to cry. It felt like coming home. And I had been away too long.

Banff National Park

Banff National Park

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Week 21 – On Miracles And Comfort Zones

Out Of The Comfort Zone

Out Of The Comfort Zone…

Question. “How are fear, guilt, anger, unworthiness and hurt feelings great tools for expanding the comfort zone?”  

Hm. This had me thinking all week… Just having to reflect on these words got me out of my comfort zone right there. The “Fear” of not getting it, not understanding the question, of not being smart enough, of not being able to make a thorough analysis, of saying the wrong thing in the end…

Hand me a saxophone and I’ll play you a few great lines. Comfort.

OK. How about, “Hurt Feelings” give me the perfect opportunity to practice forgiveness towards others ? And the emotion of “Guilt” provides me with yet another wonderful occasion to practice forgiveness towards myself… As our dear friend Og questions in his Scroll V, “… Can I relive the errors of yesterday and right them ? Can I call back yesterday’s wounds and make them whole ? Can I take back the evil that was spoken, the blows that were struck, the pain that was caused… ?” Continue reading

Week 20 – A Moment Of Unawareness…

The Future Is Bright

The Future Is Bright

Yes, I’m way behind with last week’s post…

It has been a challenging week. No need to make an inventory here. Of course it has been challenging ! How, otherwise, would we encounter the so much needed opportunities to advance, the stepping stones to move to higher spheres ?

I was doing good. Five months into the Master Key Experience. Going strong. Climbing that mental mountain at a steady pace. Feeling whole, loving, enthusiastic, focused… And then, all of a sudden, something happened. A moment of unawareness… I couldn’t get a good grip, and lost my balance.

And off I went, down that slippery cliff… waaay down… Spiralling down into the darkness of the night. It took me by surprise. I lost all control for a moment. And I was out for a while… Continue reading

Week 19 – And It’s Glowing With Love

Like A Crisp Day In Spring

Like A Crisp Day In Spring

Today was such an amazing day… So full of bright light and vibrant energy. In the midst of these hectic times, I notice myself relaxing. I am calmer. More grounded, more connected to the Universal Juice… I trust more. It’s all gonna be okay. If this is the last day of my life, why be fearful of what’s coming… There’s only this very moment to cherish. And it’s glowing with love…

I had a nice quiet early sit this morning. Then cooked up some fresh ginger tea, a strong brew with turmeric, coriander, fennel, cumin, and some mint leaves. Good habits… Woke up my son for school. Flashed through a stack of index cards. Continue reading

Week 18 – It’s Time To Die My Friend

Finding JoeI’ve been following the compass much more than the clock these past few days… I liked it. Or was it procrastination ? I don’t think so. Procrastination feels different. It smells different. Weak. Uneasy. Fishy. This, on the contrary, felt exciting… Something was cooking , and I held back, waiting for the perfect moment to take it off the fire.

I’ve been struggling with my Definite Major Purpose for quite a while now, thinking it over many times, turning it upside down, looking at it from different angles. But I have not been able to put my finger on the soar spot… I’ve been wanting so much to get in touch with my deepest inner core. Wanting to get a clear picture of what I really need to do with my life. Not in a distant future, but right now, pronto, as soon as Continue reading