Subconscious Mind in Overdrive
It’s summertime between college years, and I’m working as a temporary employee doing manual labor outdoors near a general aviation airport. I would watch these small and sometimes not-so-small airplanes circle and land all day. I knew that I’d have to declare a major when I went back to college after the summer. I realized a college education was important, but where do I put my skills? In addition, there was the military draft to think about. Being a young teenager, I had no idea what I wanted to be or do. I knew I didn’t want to continue doing manual labor, nor did I want to go into the Army.
When I was a high school senior, one of my English assignments was to pick a profession. All my friends thought it best to be the usual fireman, policemen, nurses, bus drivers, bankers, lawyers, and the like. I thought to myself that I wanted to be something different. But what could that be? I remembered that my 5th and 6th-grade school teacher had been a pilot in the Air Force, and the stories he told were always fascinating. I went to the library and started looking for anything that involved flying. I found a book about making a career in the airlines. Fascinated, I checked out the book and completed my English assignment.
So, one Friday, as I was nearing the completion of my summer job, I decided to stop at the airport to consider my future and where I was going. I got out of the car and lazily watched this Cessna 150 fly downwind, turn on crosswind, and then turn final to a perfect landing. As it taxied up to the gas pumps, the pilot got out and proceeded to refuel the aircraft. I thought to myself, now that was amazing. Here before me was an aircraft that had come out of seemingly nowhere. It had been flying above the bounds of the earth. It just happened to come to rest within 100 feet of where I was standing.
The thought of flying among the clouds sent chills up my spine. But, wait! Who was the pilot? He looked familiar! I had seen him someplace before. I’ll walk over and talk to him to see if I can get a closer look. It just so happened to be my grade school teacher, Mr. Ziemba!
After I introduced myself, he then remembered who I was. He asked me that unforgettable question, “Would you like a short hop around the pattern?” I couldn’t say “Yes” fast enough as my brain went into overdrive, and I had the beginnings of an adrenaline rush. I believe you can infer from my response that this was the beginning of my aviation career.
Master Key Experience
So what does this have to do with the Master Key Experience (MKE)? I didn’t know anything about MKE then. Looking back, it shows how beautifully that event fits into the MKE system. Many “coincidences” today result from your subconscious working on your behalf. I unknowingly had sent my subconscious the task of wanting an aviation career, and it went to work.
Taking the MKE course has given me insight into why some of my life decisions have come about. Quoting Haanel, “The mind is creative, and conditions, environment and all experiences in life are the results of our habitual or predominant mental attitude.”