Living Free Magazine
January 1st, 2024
(LFM) Welcome Dennis, we are happy that you would make the time to come speak with us. As a frequent contributor to Living Free Magazine, your life has become a focal point of interest for many of our readers. Instead of your normal topic ‘Freedom’, today, we would like to learn about Dennis Daroczy. Where it all began and how it all happened for you.
(DD) Thank you, Sheena. You are very gracious. The first thing I would tell your readers is that there is nothing very ‘special’ about me. I consider myself just an average guy, who with a little hard work, a little focus, and a little patience, managed to create some of my own luck, so that I could start living my dream.
(LFM) Could you tell us about that journey? Where did it all begin?
(DD) “Where did it begin?”. That’s the funniest part of the story. The ‘getting started’ came in lots of small parts, from lots of different directions, and took 41 YEARS! Let me explain….
I was 12 years old, in 1973, when I learned to scuba dive. My dive buddy got me a subscription to Skin Diver Magazine for my birthday. I’m not sure how the stars aligned, but in that first issue I received was a story about Navy SEALs and their marine mammal program. That’s when I KNEW I wanted to be a SEAL, but that’s a later part of the story.
In 1979, just as I was graduating High School, my dad bought and leased-back a small airplane to a local flight service. That transaction allowed us to fly for just the cost of fuel, since the company use/rental of it covered all the other expenses. That year I got my pilot’s license. That’s when I KNEW that I wanted to fly for the rest of my life. That is, also, a later part of the story.
After a couple of ‘false-starts’ at trying to go to college, where boredom was my nemesis, I decided to do “something so boring, that college would be interesting”. So, I joined the Navy in the fall of 1980, for the shortest enlistment there was, 3 years. No, it didn’t quite work out as planned, since I RETIRED from the Navy in August of 2004, as a Lieutenant Commander. I didn’t make it to SEAL Team until 1987, BUD/S Class 150. In between there were Navy schools (many), ships (two), and 2 years at Iowa State University, in the Navy ROTC program.
Out of my time in the Navy, with it’s associated world travel, and especially my time as a Navy SEAL, came a true appreciation of the Freedom (yes, I said that with a capital “F”) we were born with, which our Constitution was written to protect. Every time I re-enlisted or was promoted as an officer, swore an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States, against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” I never would have believed, when I enlisted, that I would be one of those called to awaken the public to the enemies of their Freedom. Again, this comes back later in the story.
As you may have guessed by now, with me constantly coming back to related parts of my story, I have circled my dream life since I was 12 years old, frequently touching it, or at least the guiding parts of it, but never actually quite grabbing hold of it, so that I could ‘live it’. Those brushes with my dream weren’t mistakes or failures; they were guides keeping me from drifting too far from the whole dream, which I never really understood.
Along my perfect path, two marriages blessed me with 4 amazing children. They help shed wonderful healing light on the few dark periods of my life. I dreamed for myself and I lived for them. One was already out of the house and another getting ready to begin a life of service, when another ‘guide’ came into my life.
We spent a great deal of time together, truly enjoying each other’s company. I told her that I had always felt “lucky”. Few people ever really enjoy what they do for a living, yet I had been able to go from job I loved, to job I loved, to job I loved. She taught me about manifesting our desires and told me that I wasn’t lucky, I was manifesting unconsciously. So now we come to the end of the beginning, the actual beginning.
She introduced me Trish Ablehoff, who, in turn, introduced me to the Master Key System and my other two mentors, Mark and his lovely wife Davene. Things progressed quickly from there. I mentioned hard work and focus earlier. The vast majority of my hard work centered around getting focused. Getting rid of bad habits. Putting some good ones in their places. And, most importantly, I got a clear picture of what was really important to me. It both shocked and amazed me. When it appeared before me, it immediately became an obsession, a service I had to perform. Even if it only helped one person to live free, it had value. I had no idea how people would react to the reminder of what freedom actually was. That was when things really began to happen. That was the first time that I really KNEW.
MORE TO FOLLOW…….