This is how I learned that the best is yet to come – always. It was in March 2016 when for the first time I wrote my DMP (Definite Major Purpose) as part of a program task that I had started a few weeks earlier. I have to admit I did not finish the whole program.
In September of that same year, I began one of the most transformative experiences of my life, The Master Key Experience. On this second occasion, I reached week 14 of the 26 weeks. I didn’t finish that one either. I had valid reasons (at least I thought so). My English was more limited than today, and I was going through one of the many bad moments I had in my marriage and also my network business did not work as I expected. I still wasn’t aware that the best was yet to come.
Why was it the class was most transformative experience? Because it planted in me the seed of faith, the idea of living with purpose, knowing the best is yet to come, seeing things and circumstances from the viewpoint of cause and accepting that things would only change if I changed.
I Moved Past Quitting
The truth is that for 4 years I sporadically read part of the material and in 2020 my life reached a point where I did not see the way out. One of my daughters suffered facial paralysis. I lost my father and other loved ones. I almost lost my house due to a fire. My family and I got sick with COVID-19. I almost closed my business because there were no clients. I lost my savings and after 23 years of marriage, the divorce came.
2020 was a year I should forget, but I won’t. During this year I learned more about myself than ever before. I used some of the tools provided to me during the MASTER KEY Experience.
Test by Fire
I tried the mental diet (7 days to mastering my thoughts to eliminate the negative) so many times that I can’t count them… The last time I started it was 3 days before the fire in the kitchen of my house. That morning of the fire I was preparing breakfast and my son arrived with 2 of my granddaughters. Without thinking about it, I went to help him get them out of the car without turning off the stove. About 1 minute after we entered the house, my kitchen was on fire. The first thought that came to mind was I’m on a mental diet!!! The first words that came out of my mouth were “I’m going to have a new kitchen.”
While running, I told my son to get the girls out and wake up the others. Two of my children were asleep and one was in the bathroom ready to take a shower. Meanwhile, the first thing I did was take the pan that contained oil and was on fire out of the kitchen. I yelled at my son to turn off the breakers in the light box. Then one of the contractors came in who was fixing the bathroom that was damaged by a plumbing problem. He helped me with what he could find to put out the fire.
Soon the house was filled with smoke and we all left the house… seeing so much smoke the thought of losing my house came to me. At that moment I saw my son who had come out of the bathroom. Only half of his body was covered… only by a towel. I started to laugh just seeing him. He, with his worried face, told me “Don’t laugh the house is burning.” I told him, “Don’t worry everything is well it’s just smoke” (I wanted to continue on my mental diet and see the positive in the situation). At that moment, I knew the best was yet to come.
Mental Diet to the Rescue
It didn’t take 5 minutes and the smoke vanished and I entered the house. There was still smoke and I could see some cabinets, the stove, and the microwave were burnt so they had to be replaced. Also the paint on the walls and ceiling of the house was darkened. I was definitely going to have a brand new kitchen.
With the help of my children we took out everything that was damaged and started to clean. I did not tell my husband because there was no time. At 12 noon I was already in my office… my children stayed at home and were happy because I told them they could eat pizza even though It was not Friday.
“All conditions and experiences that come to us do so for our benefit. Difficulties and obstacles will continue to come until we absorb their wisdom and gather from them the essentials of further growth.”Haanel, The Master Key System, 15-7
In the afternoon I made a live video on Facebook like every week and in the end, I just told my friends, “I have to go quickly. Today I won’t be able to go with you to dinner because I had an incident at home.” My friend asked “What happened, Maria?” I only answered, “My house burned down but I prefer not to talk about it.” (I wanted to keep my mental diet in tact.)
I can say that I finally finished, after so many attempts, I finished the diet in the most difficult moments… that was possible and my life changed! Click here and I am happy to share it with you for free!
The Best is Yet to Come
Now I look back and see how in the midst of despair, loss and doubt the seed of opportunity is born.
I did lose many things and people during 2020, but what I cannot afford to continue losing is time. I know that what I learned in this incredible experience has left a mark on my life even though I did not finish I wonder what else is possible now that I want to be a guide, but most important now that I am determined to finish?
Now I say with certainty, that the bad is over, the past is left behind, and as of today, THE BEST IS YET TO COME!!!
That positive part can happen for you too. The next Master Key Experience class starts in September. Click here to get on the waiting list now. You’ll also get a copy of the Seven-Day Mental Diet right away so you can master being positive. Join my fellow guides and class members in the one community that can truly help you see how the best is yet to come!
Good article that expresses the feelings of most people who take the Master Key Experience Course. This course is amazing because once you do it it causes you to do it year after year. It opens an entirely new view of life for each person who continues to do it.
Maria Peña, congratulations!
Your post is powerful an inspiring! I have seen your transformation through the years! Thank you for sharing about yourself so candid!
The best is yet to come!
Way to go Maria! I love your blog! And Pammy did a great job reading it! Thanks for sharing your story.
Oh, Maria! I was gasping all the way through this! OH MY‼️ You were amazing to hang on to positive thinking and visioning a new kitchen and so much more. You have definitely inspired me to do the same… Thank you so much.
Thank you, Maria, for being so vulnerable as to share your story but more so to share how you were able to look at the “brighter side” of some very difficult scenarios. What a wonderful world we would live in if more people saw it like you do.
Your blog was relatable, very courageous and well rounded strong woman!
Your amazing and ROCK your world with such great ethics, focus and so much more!