A New Earth: by Eckhart Tolle

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  1. bashmaki

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    I bought this book by Eckhart Tolle last weekend and I'm about half through it. So far I love it. It started out a bit slow but I think it was because I was very familiar with the material in the beginning.

    In Mr. Tolle's defense, it is awful hard to start a book like this one without giving some background; especially this type of subject matter.

    The tools he explains how to use once one is familiar with the awareness principal are so simple yet powerful. I am bowled over at every turn.
    Clearly Mr. Tolle is intimately familiar with this subject or he would not be able to explain it so clearly.
    I highly recommend it.
     
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    He participated in 10 week classes based on A New Earth. The classes are still on oprah.com. You have to register but having him explain in great detail each chapter is WONDERFUL!

    Register at the site and then go here to listen, chapter by chapter. You can watch the videos at the site, download to your ipod or just listen.

    Watch A New Earth Web Classes on Oprah.com

    Have fun!

    GG
     
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    I've just started watching the videos and really I recommend it to everyone. It's fantastic and so inspiring.

    I read The Power of Now a few years ago and loved it so much. The video puts me in the same state of mind as when I read the book. It's fascinating and we are indeed truly in the present when listening to Eckhart Tolle! It's also very well made as each chapter is separated in several segments, which is very handy as I could listen to this guy all night long!

    Love and light to everyone,

    Hirinaki
     
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    Question!

    Hello, everyone :)

    I just bought the latest book of Mr. Tolle, and it really makes sense all the introspection about the ego.

    But, regarding another famous and highly regarded book: 'The secret', a question comes in to mind - If the ego is not who we really are, but purely some criation of our intelect, and everything that we crave for emotionally and materially, in general, are cravings from the ego trying to fullfill itself, how is it possible that if we wish it so much, it happends? Because our ego isn't who we really are, it is not in touch with the unity of the universe, as our true counscience is, how can he move universal forces towards is material goals?

    It sounds like a paradox to me... Who is wrong? Is it me :) ?

    TB
     
  5. bashmaki

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    I have this same question rolling around in my head too Tiago. I try not to think about it and stay open to everything concerning this question because there are so many out there talking about it. There has to be an explanation that coordinates all this.
    I don't know . . . I try not to ask to many questions about stuff anymore. It seems when I'm asking a question; I am getting in the way of a perfectly good experience that would give me more than the answer to any lame question I could come up with.

    gus
     
  6. D. James Albert

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    I really love it when people ask questions such as this - it demonstrates an intelligent expression of curiosity into what often seems a paradoxical subject: the apparent separation between our true nature and our nature as a human being. I'd like to offer an answer and bridge the 'gap' so to speak by pointing out that these two aspects of our consciousness are not actually separate in an 'absolute' sense.

    The answer lies in understanding that whilst the ego is a different form of expression to that of our true nature, it is not something removed from our true nature as if it was some form of new being entirely. When reference is made to the ego as not being 'who we really are', it is not a reference to say that the ego is somebody else, or a manifestation of an all new, completely individual consciousness with no relation to our own, or that has no connection whatsoever to the essence from which it springs. It is more of a reference to an alternative expression of who we are.

    Perhaps an iceberg offers a great analogy. Your conscious mind (what I like to call the Temporal Mind for it is as temporary as your human life is temporary) can be parallelled to the tip of an iceberg. Just because the tip of the iceberg pokes its head above water, and appears to be small, does not discount the fact that it is fundamentally connected to that aspect of itself that resides beneath the surface of the water. The tip might appear to be something separate, but without the mass beneath the water, it would have no 'seeming' individual expression above the water.

    A second analogy that comes to mind might be that of an actor. An actor assumes a role and places themselves into the shoes of a different person, and to all appearances they become, at least for a time, somebody else. Yet, when their time to portray that person is over, they revert back to who they really are. The person they portrayed may have been someone completely different, and despite appearances, the actors own consciousness was never separated in order for the actor to pretend to be someone else. Does that make sense? Our human self is, in a sense, a kind of act. The more we tune into our obsession with the physical realm and material things, the more closely we associate to our 'act' than we do our 'essence'.

    So, regardless of the nature of ego versus the nature or awareness of truth, there is never any actual disconnection - perhaps 'disassociation' is a better word. The important thing is that your timeless, endless self is quite aware of your human self - it is your human self that through its physical realm obsessions becomes distant from the awareness of your true nature. Your true nature is in sync with the Source from which you emerge, and so this is why it can be said the more you associate to your human ego, the less unity you have with the Universe. Even without operating in harmony with the universe around you, it remains true that you are fundamentally connected to the universe, that you are experiencing the universe, that you are participating within the universe, and so forth. The person with the most disconnected consciousness is nonetheless intricately connected, even when operating out of harmony or out of balance with it.

    Sort of like being the tip of the iceberg and being able to see nothing of yourself except for that which sits above the water, and categorically denying that there is anything more to you, despite the fact that the mass under you makes your current ability to perceive and interact with the world above the water possible. The tip of the iceberg can assert its individuality and its above water individuality all it wants, but it won't change the fact that the bulk of its existence is nonetheless still there just under the surface level.

    When it is said that your ego is not in harmony with the nature of the universe or with your true essence, this lack of harmony does not imply that your Celestial self (your true essence) is not listening to what your human self pays attention to. Without this absolute 'split' between your human self and your celestial self, can you now see how the process of creative attraction is no longer paradoxical? If not, think of it this way. Your human mind pays attention to a certain thing, and sends the signal of what it is paying attention to from the Temporal Mind into the Celestial Mind. The Celestial Mind, as and of Source, begins to draw the object of your Temporal Mind desire into existence. It doesn't reason whether or not that thing is good for you - reason is a function of the Temporal Mind. And so, no matter how much you identify yourself as nothing more than a human being, no matter how much you might be materially obsessed, it makes no difference to the signal you send related to the desires you want to fulfill.

    Despite the fact that your human self might be out of tune with your true nature and that of the universe, you can creatively attract into your life that which you isolate your attention and action upon. The experience of life is, in this regard, almost completely your choice (not completely however as this is a co-creation world). However, your experience of life is vastly different when the object and experiences of your attention are more in tune with your true nature than with what you identify with as your human material wants. Life lived in tune with your inner nature and that of the nature of the world around you, one lived with connection and awareness, is far more enjoyable and profoundly happy than one lived purely for the purpose of having a TV in every room and a house full of pretty trinkets.

    Hope this helps or is clear enough. The biggest difficulty in discussing this kind of a subject is the limitation of words. I suggest always look at the concept rather than the words used. :D
     
  7. Montana Keith

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    Thank You

    Friends,
    Thank you for your presence as I share some of my thoughts here. Please know. Your gift of presence is so appreciated and so beneficial to me. It allows me to “find my way.” I love these words.

    “To sit and listen while someone talks and allow that person to be with her feelings and experience her emotions without comment, and to create a safe space for that person to find her way through whatever passage she is making is an act of service.”

    (As found in Caroline Myss’ book Invisible Acts of Power, p. 186)

    Darren, I am so grateful that you have come into my awareness. What you wrote above assists me in considering things differently. I think because of your openness to the Source—to the Universal Mind—that you are really insightful. And at the same time that I am grateful for how your words are helping me to see differently, I am also noticing jealousy is present with me. There is “some thing” in me that wants to compare and come out on top intellectually—a part of me that wants to elevate myself above others as a little bit wiser, a little bit smarter. And when I run into someone who is younger than me—or less educated, or female, or whatever—and who speaks with such clarity, this “some thing” in my presence feels threatened.

    Reflecting upon what I’m learning through “The Sedona Method,” (Sedona Method (official site) The Secret self-help program; self-improvement technique)I can choose to notice this “some thing” with curiosity and gratitude for the awareness it is bringing me. The process suggested by “The Sedona Method” is to first ALLOW, then WELCOME, and finally to LET GO of these “guests” that come into my awareness—this consciousness or “guesthouse” of whom my true essence is.

    Having acknowledged and allowed this “guest” of jealousy, I wish to continue on with this post. There are many sources and many people that pass in and out of our awareness. As the poet Rumi says in his poem The Guest House, “each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”

    At this time in my life, one of these “guests” is my good friend and fellow Project Meditation forum member Darren, aka D. James Albert, from Australia. Currently, I am on page 305 of his 345 page book The Realization System. If any of you are interested in learning practical ways how to implement the “law of attraction” into your lives, I highly recommend that you consider reading and pondering this excellent book. (See: The Realization System )

    I had posted more here, but I moved it because I felt that it probably fit better on my thread "Another Meditation Success Story" in the Meditation Chatter Box forum. If any of you are interested, here is the link: http://www.project-meditation.org/community/meditation-chatter-box/1156-another-meditation-success-story-3.html

    Take care. --Keith :)
     
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  8. D. James Albert

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    Keith, thank you for your kind comments. It is a pleasure to think I may have contributed constructively to your unfolding path - my appreciation for your grateful comments knows no bounds :)

    In return, I'd say so have you contributed to mine - in more ways than one. I had heard of the term 'Sedona Method' but before now had not looked into it and so I knew nothing about it. I visited the link you posted and read 'bridges that gap between A New Earth and The Secret'. My interest is now tweaked so I will look into this further and anything I gain from it will be thanks to you pointing the way. :D.

    I'm not sure if Tiago Basilio or Bashmaki are aware of it either, so perhaps they too may find in The Sedona Method additional perspectives to assist with their difficulty reconciling the two.

    Thanks again!
     
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    D. James Albert...

    I cannot begin to thank you enough for your explanation of ego or "human self" and celestial self.
    You have made so much clear to me in a way that never made sense to me when reading Eckhart Tolle's books.
    This is something I can work with !

    The idea of communication between human and celestial self as being one-way traffic so to speak also made very much sense to me. That the celestial self knows what goes in in the human self, but the human self might refuse or even deny contact back !

    This isn't just about law of attraction, it is about enlightenment !
     
  10. chris063

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    I've been enjoying this discussion too! It is something which has always seemed very contradictory to me, that we should be aiming to live as our highest possible selves, and yet 'The Secret' and all similar works say that we can also bring all our more material and physical desires into our lives, and indeed already are whether we like it or not... A huge pile of reading material on the subject came into my life recently, and I have come to the conclusion that we can live in tune with our highest essence or self, and use the 'Law of Attraction' without conflict. If we are here on the physical plane for a reason, and I think that we are, to learn, experience, create, then why not have some fun and use what we have been given to make our experiences work for us. If we believe that the things we dwell on come into our lives regardless of whether helpful or not so helpful, it would make sense to work consciously to bring the more 'helpful' things to us. :)
     
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    Absolutely brilliant and I couldn't agree more :) While we are creating, why not create great and good things. When I got a bicycle for my first birthday in France I decided it would be worthwhile because even if I didn't use it I knew my daughters would. Because there are so many hills on the lanes where I live it was too hard for me to begin with (after 45 years without a bicycle :eek:) and so my daughters really enjoy it.

    A couple of months ago my husband and son bought me an electrically assisted bike (just because I'm worth it :) ) and the times I have enjoyed on it are absolutely amazing.

    When we're in the middle of a busy days work my son or daughter will skype me with "fancy a bike ride mum?" and off we go for a 30 minute break. I take my grandchildren often and we have a ball.

    I always carry bottled water in the basket for everyone and apples or carrots for the donkeys and horses we find on our travels. We've really had to work so hard for almost 2 years since we moved here but now it's our time to reap what we have sown.

    My eldest daughter is 33 and she has always wanted to go to disneyland, as have my other children (I'm sure most children do). Anyway my youngest is 21 in February 2009 and she told me 3 or 4 weeks ago her wish is for all 9 of us to go to disneyland in Paris for 3 nights and 4 days :eek: :eek:

    We didn't have the money at the time and still haven't yet but have all agreed not to buy any presents for each other (except the grandchildren of course) Instead we will have slips of paper off Father Christmas for going to Disneyland :D :D :D

    Whether we can make this money in time for February or have to wait until October next year, all the family will be thrilled either way. We've struggled and worked so hard for decades but I know a different way now and I have a real sneaky feeling we'll do it for her 21st birthday :) :) :)

    Most importantly, we will not go into debt or worry or stress about it, we'll simply continue to create it. Happy creative processing to you all :) :) :)

    And you know something else? I decided the other day that I want a thousand days of fun for us all to cycle, play tennis, swim, go for walks and just have fun with family and friends - not all at once of course ;)
     
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    Pollyanna I am so happy for you!! You are most definitely worth your electrically assisted bike and I know you will have the absolute best experiences out of it together with your lovely family :)

    I also know that you will all have an amazing time on your trip to Disneyland next year, and I wish you and your family and friends all the best and most wonderful times on your thousand days of pure fun! :):):)
     
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    Pollyanna, that's fabulous. I agree with Chris. You definitely deserve it. :)
    Your family is lucky to have you, and we in this forum are too!
     
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    Great to hear and thanks for the honest gratitude!

    Understanding the way the various aspects or spectrums of our mind work together makes this picture even clearer.

    I refer to the human aspect of ourselves as the 'Temporal Mind', because it is a temporary expression limited by time - an expression of our consciousness that is as temporary as the body instrument we use to experience the realm of form. In Psychology, this is referred to as the 'Conscious Mind'. The misnomer of the Psychology definition is that all other aspects of mind are referred to as sub-aspects of the Conscious Mind. In truth, the Conscious Mind is a sub-aspect of our mind in totality, not the other way around. We are a conscious being in totality, not just in our human expression. And so because 'Conscious Mind' delivers misleading connotations, I prefer the more accurate term 'Temporal Mind'. The Temporal Mind is our Human Mind, or our expression of being a human being.

    If we take away our Temporal Mind (at, say, the point of death), only our complete association to the human being dissolves, but we as a consciousness remain. This remaining aspect of our mind is that part of our mind that exists beyond the death of the human form, and that existed before the birth of our human form - and that exists during the time in which we occupy human form. This is our timeless, ageless, celestial self - that part of us that is pure awareness and although infantile by comparison to the Source of its existence, it remains fundamentally who we really are as consciousness, aware beings. It is that part that many refer to as Soul, that many refer to as Consciousness, that many refer to as Mind - for it is all these things. It is that part that exists outside the realm of form, on the Celestial plane where Mind/Consciousness/Soul operates. For this reason, I find the most apt description is to refer to it as the Celestial Mind. In Psychology, I think its reasonably accurate to say that this is referred to as the Sub-Conscious Mind (although many Psychologists limit the extent of the Sub-Conscious to merely a brain-based aspect of the Conscious Mind). Others refer to it as the Super-Conscious Mind. All of these descriptions to my mind detract from the accuracy of the thing they are describing. We are always at the limitation of words, and it is the concepts behind the words that really matter. But, I feel Celestial Mind encompasses everything that is of our formless nature.

    So if all this is true, why doesn't our Celestial Mind just take control of everything and save us from the various mistakes and limitations that come with being human? The answer is pretty simple: there is a wisdom behind the design of the system that allows us to experience being human, and this wisdom necessitates a blockage of Celestial wisdom and knowledge in order for us to experience and, in turn, grow. To achieve our ability to experience human - or any other kind of being experiencing form - our Celestial Mind must necessarily be placed into a backseat position. To achieve this, there is another phase of our Mind that comes into play also upon the origination of our physical form (in fact, the moment the zygote cell is produced upon conception is when this phase of Mind comes into play). This phase of Mind acts like a bridge, funnelling information to and from the Temporal and Celestial Mind's. I go into great detail about how all this works in The Realization System, but in short, this 'middle man' phase of mind is the one that organizes the experiences of the Temporal Mind and that acts as the information highway through which responses of the Celestial Mind may appear. It is also the phase of our Mind that provides direct access to information regarding the maintenance and growth of our bodies - it provides the connection to the phase of the Universal Mind through which the blueprint of our human (or otherwise) form is stored and so forth. It is the phase of mind that we must access to gain access to the precise information necessary to grow and maintain our bodies. In biology, the study of the growth of form is called Morphology; in movies the change from one form to another is morphing. Rupert Sheldrake popularized the term 'Morphic Field' for the information field in which the information of 'us' is stored...there are other areas in which the term 'Morph' refers to form, and so I refer to this phase of mind as the Morphic Mind. Psychology refers to a small aspect of the Morphic Mind as the Subjective Mind - but again, what is classified as 'Subjective' in Psychology is a limitation upon this true nature of the aspect of our consciousness and a lack of understanding of the true breadth to which this part of our mind supports us. (All our instincts are born of information in the Morphic Field, through which our Morphic Mind connects us. In fact, all our memories are also stored in this field of information and so on...).

    The Morphic Mind bridges the gap between the Temporal Mind and the Celestial Mind. It acts like a barrier to the Temporal Mind, largely preventing our Human self from being fully aware of our Celestial self. That is, until we understand it. Once we understand it, the Morphic Mind remains a barrier, but our levels of awareness rise, we experience more intuition, greater numbers of synchronistic moments, a stronger ability to creatively attract, and of course, the ability to harmonize your Temporal Mind with your true Celestial nature becomes significantly easier - just to name a few benefits (and there are so many).

    If this all sounds too complex, the important thing to remember is that you are a being of Mind. By 'Mind' I also mean 'Consciousness', 'Soul', and 'Pure Awareness'. Your Mind is of a Celestial nature, and to experience the world of form as any type of physical being, your Mind undergoes a temporary transformation. To create the transformation, a part of your Mind is separated from your overall Celestial Nature. We call this the Human Mind, the Conscious Mind, or my preference, the Temporal Mind. Keeping that part of you separated so that it may learn and grow through faculties normally unavailable in the formless realm, is the Morphic Mind, a part of you that not only keeps your Temporal Mind separate, but that also bridges your temporary nature with your timeless nature.

    The Morphic Mind is extremely interesting when you really start to ask questions about it. It explains the true source of instinct, memory, growth including evolutionary growth, dreams, and a host of other things.


    Absolutely! If you understand how the process of creative attraction works, you've taken a huge step towards expanded awareness.

    Two things come to mind here and although this post is already becoming absurdly long, I would like to share them both.

    First, not every 'guru' who 'teachers' the Law of Attraction really understands it. I find that many so called experts merely regurgitate what they've read from other so-called guru's. There is a Law of Attraction industry that has spawned since The Secret, and I find many people involved in it are playing a game of chinese-whispers, where the original presentation wasn't entirely correct in the first place. I'd like to suggest that if you're on the path to understanding creative attraction, or what I like to call the 'art of realization', then be mindful to question what any material on the Law of Attraction explains to you in light of your understanding of how your Mind fits into that of the Universe. Everything in nature (and nature is just another word for Higher Mind or Universal Mind or God and so on) works from a set of principles. If you find a conflict between something you think you know and something you're being instructed, then it is only because you either don't fully understand what you thought you did, or there is in fact a conflict. Using truth and honesty as your motive, examine yourself and the information at hand to determine which of these two aspects seems to resonate in light of your entire understanding of life.

    Second, I would also suggest there is no such thing as 'enlightenment' whilst you are a human being. If someone - anyone - claims enlightenment, be very wary. Enlightenment is another one of those labels that refers to a particular state of expanded consciousness. The particular state of consciousness it refers to is one where the resonance of your mind has raised itself to the point of light (hence en-LIGHT-enment). It refers to a state achieved by your Celestial Mind (your consciousness in totality), and not a state of your Temporal Mind (a temporary sub-aspect of your overall consciousness). And it literally refers to a state where you Celestial Mind has expanded with such awareness and wisdom that it vibrates (for want of a more accurate word) into light. When this state is experienced, your time as a human being is over. A great parallel I like to draw is that of a tuning fork. A tuning fork vibrates at a certain rate in order to create a certain sound frequency. The faster you vibrate the fork, the higher the pitch becomes, but also the closer to light the fork becomes. If you keep vibrating the tuning fork faster and faster, eventually it turns hot, glows orange, and will become too hot to touch...if you can continue to vibrate it faster and faster, eventually it will become white hot - before seeming to vaporize from existence. This is the perfect analogy for enlightement - when one becomes light, participation in a darker, slower realm of vibration is no longer a possibility.

    Just like the tuning fork, we are on a path towards becoming light. Some people who have had 'aha' moments may recall feeling lighter when they have, a wave of overwhelming lightness often accompanies these moments. This is more noticeable in moments of profound connection. Just like any path, there are steps towards the state of enlightement where we literally take a step of 'lightness'. Each of these steps is an edging forward towards what we like to call enlightement. However, since there can be no enlightenment and retention of human existence, I prefer to refer to these steps as 'enbrightenment'. They are literally moments of a brightening of the mind, and light-en-ing of consciousness. Those on our planet who truly feel 'enlightened' I would say are 'enbrightened' - they are further down the enlightenment path than perhaps many others.

    I feel the concept of 'enbrighten' also offers a kind of more practical, more tangible goal to the average human being. Just as the saying goes, if the Mountain is your goal and you take your eye of the various steps of the path, you'll fall off before you make it. And so if enlightenment is the goal, keep your attention on the steps of enbrightenment that take you there.

    Incidentally, it was during a moment of deep and profound connection that the term 'enbrightenment' came to me. It wasn't something I thought up as a theory, it was literally a descriptive of a feeling I was having whilst I was deeply tuned into a moment of pure awareness. I embraced it immediately for the obvious reason that it came directly from the source of truth.

    Perfectly said. A big issue with finding our spiritual side seems to be the perception that we have to completely transcend our human self. We should never forget that we are here for the experience that only here can offer, and we must embrace that experience. The trick is to do so, to have our fun, without compromising the absolute rights of all. If what we think, do and say harms no other consciousness that is also here for a unique experience, then we can think, do or say virtually anything we want. This is, to my mind, why an understanding of the shared nature of life is so important. Once we are all experiencing the physical realm from the perspective that we can experience everything so long as we do so within the limitation of doing no harm to others, we will have a world where we can experience virtually anything material that we want without the materialistic part of our nature compromising the spiritual. Wouldn't that be a beautiful thing. :D
     
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    I agree wholeheartedly! I think many people, myself included at one time, spend a great deal of time and effort looking for a way out of their immediate lives and problems, knowing that something isn't right and blaming life for being one long struggle that 'just happens'. So we look for a way out...the search for enlightenment being a common theme for many. I agree with what you were saying that it is unlikely anyone can attain a state of true enlightenment while living in a physical body, and I think that even high states attained in meditation are unlikely to survive long when we come back to life issues which need dealing with. I feel that the value of meditation is to put us back in touch with who we really are, restore the connection and balance with our true spiritual natures, which will help us deal more easily with our lives here. And if we are here, there has to be a damn good reason for it else why are we here?!!! And if we truly are creating our own experiences by how we think and feel, surely we owe it to ourselves and everyone around us, as our co-creators in this world, to create beautiful, wonderful and life-enhancing experiences and circumstances.

    A beautiful thing indeed!! :)
     
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    Dear Chris and Bhavya,

    thankyou so much for your kind and generous wishes. Let's embrace every moment. I wish you an abundance of love, laughter and peace :) :) :)

    Yes Darren, I totally agree with you, we can have a world where we can experience virtually anything material that we want without the materialistic part of our nature compromising the spiritual.

    The bike in my case for example is simply a tool that allows my family and I to share more magical moments within nature. When I take my grandchildren cycling we have a wonderful time and it also gives my daughter and her husband a little well needed and extra time out.

    Here's to us all directing our minds to serve us rather than control us. Here's to us all living more consciously and embracing the NOW :) :) :)
     
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    Darren, I agree about the LOA "guru's".

    Most of the "tips" I get from those guru's seem to be missing something, or maybe I am just missing the point.
    I still haven't managed to manifest any of the things I tried focusing, maybe I quit to soon or I was doing it wrongly... And I don't know of a better time for the LOA to work as now !
    My business is slowly climbing up in a time when the financial crisis is going deeper every day it seems.

    If you know of a simple but powerfull exercise that works, by all means...
     
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    The Realization System is about exactly that - I've simplified the whole Law of Attraction into a simple equation that makes it easy to remember the key principles of the process and therefore easy to apply on an ongoing basis (once you understand the basis behind the equation). Consistent never ending application is a necessity. Of course, to understand the simplicity of The Realization System in a way that you can integrate into your belief system requires background and supporting information first. Hence the need for a book of explanation. I wish I knew an easier way than to supply the detail, without which I feel it is like explaining the depth of something by commenting on the surface level.

    Still, one powerful excercise I can recommend is what I call Mindbeat. It is a form of self hypnosis. You define what you want, then you write this in rhythmic form as a statement of its approaching. An example might be "I'm attracting better business every day - I'm attracting better business every day." You put a ticking clock in your room, and you verbalize or move your lips to recite the statement with each syllable recited in tune with each tick of the clock. After you've verbalized it or moved your lips to the syllables a few times (usually 20 or so is good), you stop moving your lips and think the statement in tune with the ticks: Better business every day, better business every day.

    You go to sleep reciting your affirming statement in tune with the ticks of the clock. What happens is the message is sent directly through to your Celestial Mind constantly all night long in time with the ticking which you continue to hear as you sleep. This is a form of isolated fixation, whereby you train your mind to keep fixating upon the statement of the thing you want approaching in isolation to all other thoughts. By falling asleep as you do this (and it does help with falling asleep), your mind continues to recite it even as you sleep for as long as the clock continues to tick. Psychologists refer this as a form of 'self suggestion'.

    On face value this process sounds like it would do nothing. But when consistently practiced it offers an excellent means through which to isolate and send a clear message of what you are intending through to the very Source of your creative power. The process of creative attraction is invoked as a result of your fixated attention on the statement, and you will find yourself moved to do whatever is necessary to, in this example, make your business better and, in harmony with this tune, all other aspects of reality that can aid this will be in turn drawn to you. This may happen next day, the next week, or in due course. But, even if you haven't noticed results, the process will most definitely be underway.

    I like this process because it is simple but powerful. It also supports your attention which is a key to the Law of Attraction.

    Have you ever gone to sleep with a question on your lips and woke up with the answer on your mind? This is because although your Temporal Mind turns inward during sleep, your Celestial Mind continues to work on the things your attention is tuned into, even while you sleep. Most people have had this experience, which is just a version of what can occur when you actively send isolated questions to your Celestial Mind during sleep. Most people dont' realize you can also send isolated messages related to desires, and in turn the same process of 'answering' those messages is put into Celestial play.

    It is not uncommon to use this simple process and wake up with new inspired ideas for how to improve your business that seem to have come out of nowhere. It is also not uncommon to find apparent 'coincidences' begin to happen during the day that help you move toward whatever it is your Mindbeat affirmation relates to. This 'better business' example is just an example. You can use this with any affirming statement that something you desire is currently on its way to you.

    I use this technique in conjunction with my daily fixation upon what I want. That is, my attention is on something specific throughout the day. Before I go to sleep, I Mindbeat an affirming statement that is related to what my attention is on during the day. The result is my mind works upon it as I sleep, as well as when I'm awake.

    Of course, you must support such affirming statements by also defining what you want first. Do you want a specific amount of money, or a certain amount of sales of a certain thing, or a new this or more of that etc. Define this and keep your attention on it during the day. Mindbeat it specifically or generally at night.

    Here's a good story on why being specific with your definition is important. Years ago I sold up everything I owned to pursue a different path. At the time, I calculated that my assets only added up to $3-4000 (yep, I had more debt than asset, and hence my net asset was pretty much nonexistent). Problem was, I calculated I really needed $12000 to make the change. So I wrote on a piece of paper that I would get $12000 from the sale of my assets. I actually didn't believe I would for it seemed impossible, but I did it anyway and despite my belief, I allowed my attention to fall upon this figure. I stuck the sheet on the wall in front of my bed. Every morning and every night I let my attention fall upon the numbers $12000 (whilst in the back of my head I was also aware that $12000 was what I wanted to get from all my assets because it was what I needed).

    Crazy things began to happen. As I was clearing out my things, I found old birthday cards - 3 of them to be precise, with $50 notes in them. Who leaves $50 notes in birthday cards? Well apparently I did, on no less than 3 different birthdays, and put them in various boxes. Easy $150. I found other cash lying around. Some items I sold went for way more than I expected. For example, I found some of the CD's I had in my small CD collection had become collectors items, with one of them worth $2500! (which I thought I'd get $10 for). Thousands of dollars came to me in ways I couldn't possibly have predicted. So many crazy coincidences happened that slowly but surely began to add up in $$. At the end of selling all my stuff, guess how much money I received? $12400 almost exactly! This is another example of why you don't need to 'believe', but rather the most important thing is to apply attention to your intention.

    The beauty of the way the process of creative attraction works is that it seems like its nonsensical or the idea of a mind not grounded in reality. But, when applied with fixated attention, it almost always works.

    You mentioned you might have given up early. The thing about the creative process is it is not time bound. Sometimes the object of your attention will come quickly, other times it will take years. But, in my experience, it nearly always arrives and if it doesn't, something else arrives in its place that is close or better, as if your Celestial side really did know what was better for you. The way I've come to view the time aspect is this: the longer it takes to manifest, the more the Universe is asking 'just how bad do you want it?' If your attention on it wanes, then it was never a real, burning desire to you. But, if its something you absolutely must have in your life, no matter what, then by keeping your attention on it, you reply to this message with 'So bad that I'll never give up.'

    If you find that the LOA is not working for you, I honestly believe it would be that the problem resides in your understanding and application of it (no offence there by the way, that's not a criticism, but constructive advice). Not always of course, for this is a co-creation universe. But if you find it consistently doesn't seem to have an effect, then I'd wager it is related to a lack of conviction to specific desires, a lack of definition of what you want, a lack of isolated fixated attention upon a clear definition of what you intend to experience in life, and a lack of noticing the signs upon which to take action.

    In terms of simplicity, it really is this simple: Decide what you want in life, define it in full detail, then place your fixated attention upon its realization. Be attentive to what you want, be attentive to the messages that spontaneously enter your life related to what you want, and take action upon those messages. Always know that even when you can't see it, it is on its way in some form or another. Simply keep at it, and when you least expect it, usually that is exactly when it will appear.
     
  19. Edwin

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    Thanks !

    Since you have a product to sell, I am pleased to see that you are willing to give a "freebee" to someone who needed the encouragement.
    About your concern of critisism, none at all taken, I would rather someone tells me what I am doing wrong to help me than not say anything in order to not to offend me, and leave me in the dark for years.

    A small one from me:
    Obviously you are a writer, especially when looking at the size of your posts ;) and I really really ( really ) like all the input you have given me and others, but I think you will reach more people if you try to cut down the number of words a tad. Some people might skim the texts which would be a waste in my eyes. Like yourself, not meant as destructive but rather as constructive critisism. But please do keep em coming tho, your efforts are appreciated ! :cool:
     
  20. D. James Albert

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    Selling a product is secondary to my intention to share. What good is awareness if all one ever does is think about selling it? I already have everything I need so I don't need to compromise profit over principles. My book is for sale rather than free primarily because I want to use it to help me contribute to charity.

    You have just exposed my greatest weakness... :p I type too fast and so I just dump my thoughts without worrying about length...I will work on reducing verbosity though, it is a good suggestion. :)
     

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