Press Release (Interview)

Mach Press Release June 24, 2017
Huntington, West Virginia
Report/Investigator: Zoe Bird

Zoe, speaking into her digital personal recorder says, “It early morning June 24th 2017 and I am headed west from Charleston West Virginia to the outlying suburb of Huntington. I’m headed there to investigate a rather reclusive pair of residents rumored to have an “sanctuary” and built on 125 acres of rolling souther face of one of the mountains there. I’m normally in southern virginia sleuthing the latest incident in Featherton near my home. Several of my friends repeatedly told me stories (many sounded like legends or myths) of these strange people and idyllic lifestyle they had created from nearly nothing to a magnetic, magical place that everyone wants to see and experience. I must admit, I too have now succumbed to the draw so I’m off to see them. [Click (off goes Zoe’s recorder)]

[Click (On goes Zoe’s recorder)] – I am just coming up on the entrance to “Three Pines Lane”, the private road leading to Bob and Vicky Watkins’ house. The lane is lined with stacked stone wall of gray that folks say Bob lovingly pulled from various areas on the property and learned the old way of stacking. I’ve been told Bob is very much like the farmers and mountain men who used to live in these hills, living off the natural plants and using the resources sparingly and wasting nothing. Vicky is much the same with baking skills and recipes that will simply make your taste buds dance with excitement from just a bite or two from her essential oil infused creations from a fresh garden just behind the main house. Hopefully she makes cookies too… Just a minute, a mother dear and her two fawns just ran across the lane only 50 feet in front of me. My friends said the Watkins’ spread had animals all over it but, this is feeling a bit like a disneyland ride with birds, deer and the sun creeping just over the treeline in my rear-view mirror. I can tell this interview is going to be interesting for sure. [Click (off goes Zoe’s recorder)]

As Zoe pulls up in the large circular drive and under the carport attached to the front entry hall of the house, Bob and Vicky appear walking out from the main entrance to greet her.

Vicky: Hi Zoe!, arms outstretched to give Zoe one of her classic hugs. Bob and I are really happy you found us and made time to come out and talk. (Zoe heard Vicky was a “hugger”)

Zoe: Hello to you too (returning Vicky’s Hug), I just couldn’t resist asking to come see you and your place here. I’ve heard so many stories, bordering on fairy tales that the private investigator in me just couldn’t pass it up. One of you family greeted me in the lane; a deer and her two fawns.

Vicky: Yes, the fawns were playing the back yard a bit earlier. They like to case the chickens who run free during the day.

Bob: Hello there Zoe how were the directions I gave you?

Zoe: Your directions were right on the money Mr. Watkins.

Bob: Zoe, please call me Bob, you’ll make me feel like I’m workin in the office if you call me Mr Watkins.

Zoe: Alright Bob. May I use my recorder so I get everything and can listen to it later?

Bob: Sure, That sounds like a great idea. I couldn’t live without my gadgets Vicky is even a bit of a geek herself… though she will never admit it.

Zoe [Click (on goes Zoe’s recorder)]: So, if you don’t mind Bob and Vicky, how did this story and this place all come about? When did you first start dreaming of this place and how have you come to the place where the dream or vision has become reality?

Bob: Wow, that is a quite a pile of questions there little lady. Lucky for you I have practiced this several times and should be able to give you most of it in one pass.

First, Vicky and I have always envisioned having our own place something like this. Often we talked of it but, never really pinned it down to the specifics. We’d find homes on the internet and say we like this bathroom setup or that Kitchen or maybe we like the modern style. Then the next week, we’d spot another home with a rustic style only to quash that one because it was too much upkeep or something other lame reason for dispatching it and not fit for us.

In reality, we were much like most people who wonder this planet, unable to focus and make the firm decision as to “what do I want”. Can you imaging going to a restaurant and trying to order with the decisiveness of a 2 year old in a pastry shop window deciding which cookie they want? Life…, the universe does not work that way.

We went on many years without a firm decision. Then I found a couple of strange people on the internet, one thing lead to another and I enrolled via a scholarship to the Master Mind Experience/Mastermind with Mark and Davene Janususki. Mark calls himself the world’s laziest networker.

In any case, his course changed the course of our lives. Rather, it helped me set the course of our lives. Like I said before, we just drifted, like most of us do, without the knowledge or skills to decide and execute on plans for what we wanted.

That course made me think, think hard about what I wanted and then think again, refine it until it really spoke to my heart. It was a first for me to really dig deep and throw away the wishes and concretely define and write down my vision. Sure the “Secret” talks about the vision board but, only in generalities; this was specific, step by step tutorials and assigned guides who helped me find this in me.

Zoe, have you ever thought you really wanted something only to become almost frustrated that you changed your mind a few days later?

Zoe: All the time, especially if I pay too much for it!

Bob: For most, that situation is all too familiar. That was definitely my experience and my life as well. I fit the classic dreamer description.

This course changed all that. As I said before, it forced me to really decide what I wanted, promise myself that I would have it and then keep my promise. The classic how you do a thing is how you do everything could easily be called the red thread that ties the Master Keys together. You see it all has to do with your mind, what you think about consistently and that which you infuse into those thoughts as emotions. The emotions are the rocket fuel that not only gets the motor running but, can carry you all the way to the destination with almost magical help from your super-intelligent subconscious mind.

Once you set the gyroscope of your mind to train your subconscious to “see” the target or your goal, it is done. You only need to act when key opportunities arise, without hesitation (i.e. with faith) and you will achieve what you pictured in your mind.

I now have a business helping people discover for themselves alternatives to the harmful drugs and synthetic food that these industries continue to push on the public. Those wishing for a healthy, emotionally balanced life are find me or Vicky and just sense, even trust that we can help them; and we can and do.

This place, our home and sanctuary is the example that helps them set in their mind what a perfectly balanced healthy life looks like. Sure, we are a bit out in the sticks but, this same life can be had in the city as well because, their lives, your life Zoe is meant to be attuned to “what you want”. Not what I want, or what your parents wanted for you.

Do you see?

Zoe: Oh yeah, my parents are still trying to coerce me into dropping what I love, even live to do, investigate and solve crimes. And, I may be fond of Chickens like Vicky is but, I need to have my shopping close by and people alot more people to feel in my own “zone” as it were.

So Bob, you are saying that just thinking about what you wanted made all this happen?

Bob: Zoe, there are steps to it and a certain vocabulary the best suits how you speak to yourself about what you want but, yes, in a nutshell “As a man thinketh…” is exactly what I mean and exactly what all the masters, including Jesus have said. It all starts in your mind.

I’m getting a bit restless, let’s walk out into the courtyard for a bit.

Zoe: That sounds great, I’d love to see a bit more of your place anyways. I’ve heard so many stories I just feel I need to see it for myself.

Bob: Great, I spent or rather feel like I spend much of my life sitting so standing and walking is where I really feel great.

(Bob points out beyond the stone patio in the courtyard towards the mountainside)

Now that we are in the courtyard you can see, up on the hill the faint outline of one of my favorite projects and, a perfect example of seeing something before it comes to life. When we first moved in here, I knew I wanted to have walking trails for Vicky and I to keep up our health. So, for weeks I’d come out here into the courtyard and look at that mountain and in my minds eye I would see Vicky and I walking a certain path first to the right then a hairpin turn right near that large pine tree and back towards the left all the way to the point of the ridge. Then I would imagine she and I with our little thermos of warm tea watching the sunrise with the birds all around us and the smell of the pine scent warming as the day began to take shape. Alternatively, I’d watch the same scene only at sunset from that same bench atop the ridge and feel the last bit of warmth from the sun as night began to fall and crickets beginning to chirp as Vicky and I descended the mountains.

Zoe: So how is it that you have been able to move from your prior situation and house near Cumberland, MD to hear with such an expansive sanctuary and time enough to enjoy it.

Bob: That was all a part or a contributing element to my perfect picture too. I created my perfect client avatar in my mind, I pictured many of them coming to me and in particular I saw myself delivering value to them such that they couldn’t wait to share their stories with their friends and associates. I always pictured every transaction benefitting all who were involved or affected by it. If all could or would not benefit from it, I would not pursue it and turned my attentions to another where that criteria was met.

Vicky and I created an online presence that attracted and retained those looking for natural products and healthy lifestyle how to advice. Vicky is also an author and artist so this online venue gave her the opportunity to make that a viable income stream. The key was thinking of the end point first and trusting that the universe, subconscious mind, god or whatever you choose to call it supported us in constructing it.

Zoe: So, I think I get it but, I may have to stay overnight to talk again tomorrow after I have absorbed it. I hear you also have a bunkhouse that deserves exploring. Might I stay and continue our interview tomorrow morning, may after a walk up to the ridge-top bench to see the sunrise?

Bob: We would love to have you stay and enjoy our home, our sanctuary and a bit more conversation about Haanel’s Master System tomorrow after it has has digested a bit. Speaking of which, honey isn’t it time for lunch yet? I thought I smelled fresh baked bread this morning in the kitchen. Maybe we can all have a slice or two with fresh butter and honey.

Zoe: Wow, that sounds great. Thank you again Bob and Vicky for allowing me to talk with you about your place and your journey. I know it hasn’t been much of an interview in the classic sense but, it will make for a great story back in my little town.


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