A New Earth: by Eckhart Tolle

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  1. Montana Keith

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    Thank you, my friend

    Edwin,
    I re-read your post again this morning, AND once again, my heart was touched by your words. Thank you for "trusting" this forum with such a personal story. I could picture you riding your bike home--I tell you there is something really powerful about releasing and "letting go" while doing common repetitive activities--and crying and laughing all at the same time.

    Rather than just continuing to worry about your debt, you actually were inspired to take action and write to your suppliers. Excellent job!

    This morning when I got to work, I noticed I had received "Focusing Tip #182" from Ann Weiser Cornell in my email. Focusing is a process similar to "The Sedona Method." (Here is a link: The Focusing Institute )

    Worry is not an action
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    When I spend time with worried parts of mine, I discover that they feel they are helping me. They are watching out, they say, for bad things that might happen. They feel they are helping me prepare.

    I can acknowledge that that is what they think they are doing... but it doesn't turn out to be true.

    Here's a story. I live in earthquake country. I think the latest estimate is that a devastating earthquake is 50% likely over the next 30 years. It could happen any day. So I was worried. (A legitimate worry!)

    There are many things one can do to prepare for an earthquake, from stocking up on supplies to retrofitting the foundation of one's house. Here's what I was doing: nothing. Just worrying. And when I listened to the part of me that was worried, I discovered that it felt it was helping me prepare for the earthquake. I thanked it for the help... and let it know I heard it... but as I looked around from Presence I had to say that the truth was otherwise. Being worried was not a helpful state.

    So I found instead my calm clear state, Self-in-Presence, where I'm not worried. And once I was there, I found myself calmly taking the actions that would prepare for the earthquake. For the first time, not worried, I called up the retrofitters, and stocked up on the supplies.

    I'm all set now. And still calm.


    At the last of your post you wrote: "I am wondering tho, am I doing it correctly ? it feels good, so I must be doing something right, but maybe I can add to it or make it more effective still ?

    Such a good question, and to tell you the truth, "I don't know." Probably there just isn't any one "correct" way. Your question reminds me of the following excerpt:

    Guilt and fear are the only enemies of man. There is no such thing as “wrong.” There is only that which does not serve you; does not speak the truth about Who You Are, and Who You Choose to Be.

    Guilt is the feeling that keeps you stuck in who you are not. . . Awareness is what you seek. But awareness is not guilt, and love is not fear.

    Fear and guilt, I say again are your only enemies. Love and awareness are your true friends. Yet do not confuse the one with the other, for one will kill you, while the other gives you life.
    (Conversations with God (book 3), p. 5)

    I think that in whatever activities we are engaged in the following excerpt gives some pretty sound advice:

    Fortunately we have one simple and reliable test of our position to which at any time we can refer ourselves. That is our state of mind. By and large, leaving aside the small mosquito-annoyances, if we are not having a peaceful, carefree, normal time on our way, count on it, we are headed for the swamp. Nervousness and depression and depletion, or exaltation and elation and extravagance: these should alike be recognized as danger signals. First aid is to take off the pressure. (Across the Unknown by Stewart Edward White) (Here is a link to this book: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks05/0500091.txt)

    Anyway, these are just some thoughts your post here brought to mind. I notice the work you're doing, and I'm inspired by it. I wish you joy and peace this day. --Keith :)
     
  2. Edwin

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    I don't think I will ever encounter another man who has done such immense research than you.

    Keith, you are the best, there is always a link or an answer or a quote that helps me go forward in your posts. :)
     
  3. Edwin

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    Been re-reading your last post, and the story about worries posing as if they are helping you is golden !

    The first time I ever made real progress was when I got off my behind and started to make a change for myself, as if I got a "reward" for my actions, taking a step that was "right" for me.
     
  4. Edwin

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    Darren, I would like to contact you.

    I am interested in your book, but unable to pay through credit cards.
    Please contact me on scottishbooze[at]hotmail.com. MSN or mail is fine.

    Thanks in advance !
     
  5. D. James Albert

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    All sorted, enjoy the book mate!
     
  6. Edwin

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    Darren was nice enough to give me the E-Book for free.

    After having read it, and been practicing, the Realization system is starting to work for me.

    I dare say that you haven't tried the LoA if you haven't tried his book.
    Go to his site and read about it !

    The Realization System
     
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  7. Peaceful Warrior

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    Hi Darren,

    What a very coooooool gesture. I am sure you will help to change many people's destiny with this kind offer. Good for you mate :) I look forward to learning more on this topic... Cheers, PW ;)
     
  8. D. James Albert

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    Thanks guys! I always appreciate your kind words...although we are at risk of having hijacked this thread!...and so I reach out and ask others to share their views of Eckhart Tolle's 'A New Earth' as I am quite interested to hear more on everyone's experience with his material.
     
  9. pollyanna

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    Well here's the update, we're booked and going for her 21st birthday in a few days time :) and we've booked a surprize tea party with the characters!!! We're telling her tonight at dinner :)

    Here's a little tip that's working really well for us:-

    My daughters are looking for properties close by (probably be in a position to go ahead in about 10 to 18 months. We've found one for each of them, next door to each other (they both love this idea)

    The owners are not there at the moment so we keep cycling by and imagining living there (they are now calling them their homes - even the children are excited :) :) They love the gardens and can see themselves enjoying wonderful times in them. My youngest daughter has even got her wedding planned in her garden :eek: walking down the rose petalled aisle barefooted in a floating pretty dress and flowers in her hair with just about 30 to 40 special friends and family. I can see it so clearly.

    As Dennis Waitley says - “If you’ve been there in the mind you’ll go there in the body.'


    Everything you do begins in your mind, which makes it vitally important that you see your life as you want it to be!



    Create the mental image first thing in the morning before you start your daily routine and / or last thing at night just before going to sleep. This will allow your mind the time to work on it while you sleep.

    Be consistant in making time to visualize. Give yourself little breaks - meditate, go outside and enjoy nature, do whatever it takes for you to see your life the way you want it to be. Sometimes we can get so caught up in 'doing' we take no time to 'pause, refresh and sharpen our axe.' When we're stressed, it’s difficult to think creatively.

    Remember, breaks inspire, kindle and stimulate miracles.

    Most of us only have a flicker of hope - keep fanning the flicker until it becomes a burning flame of desire. When you spend time every day seeing your life the way you want it to be, miracles begin to happen.

    The Universe moves to help those who know what they want, can see it in their mind's eye and are willing to be bold and take action to get it!

    Find what you want and more importantly, WHY you want it and I wish you an abundance of happiness and joy :) :) :)
     
  10. Alison88

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    Hi Pollyanna

    I always enjoy reading your posts.

    Heres to wishing you and yours a wonderful time in Disneyland Paris.

    Kindest regards.

    Alison
     
  11. pollyanna

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    Thanks so much Alison :) You are such a great encourager within the community, peace, love and joy to you and yours :) :) :)
     
  12. magu

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    what a learning experience this has been!!

    I came to read this thread because Edwin suggested i did to answer some question i had about the visualization process.. Thanks a lot Edwin for sharing your experiences, i am sure you have helped a lot of people doing so, you have helped me. thanks.

    D. James, thanks so much for sharing some of your system,thoughts,beliefs, an amazing guideline and pointers as Edwin said. Reading your answers has been an awakening moment for me. Hope i can read your ebook soon.

    What a lesson I had reading the whole thread !! wonderful experience. i learned so much. :)

    Marina
     
  13. magu

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    question about the mindbeat exercise

    Hi D. James:
    I have a question about the Mindbeat exercise.

    When you say "You go to sleep reciting your affirming statement in tune with the ticks of the clock. " and "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." Does this mean i have to sleep with the ticks of the clock all night? or it would be enough to listen to ticks of the clock while i am reciting my affirming statement in tune with the ticks of the clock in awake state.

    My husband doesn't like the sound of the ticks of the clock, so i downloaded some ticks sound to my ipod to listen to it before i go to sleep. but i don't know if i am missing something and doing it wrong.

    any piece of advice would be appreciated.
    Thanks for your help and guidance. :) :)
    Marina
     
  14. Edwin

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    Unfortunately, the ticking sound of the clock should be there all night. You see, you program your mind to repeat it in tune with the clock, and for as long as the clock ticks, the repetition will continue inside your head.
    Maybe it will also work without a clock, but it won't be nearly as effective in my opinion.

    you could try to place the clock underneath your pillow, you only have to hear the sound of the clock ever so faintly, or on the floor next to your bed.
    Or convince your husband to mindbeat with you ;) Double the results !
     
  15. magu

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    thanks

    Thanks Edwin, good advice :). I'll try it.
    Marina
     
  16. Tiago Basilio

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    Hello once again!

    Let me tell you my experience: about 1 and a 1/2 year ago I had an eppisode that crushed my ego! I was devastated for more then 2 months before I started to look for help. I found NLP, and began using it with good results, but in a way I wasn´t feeling 'natural'...Then I found meditation and
    I have been practicing it for 1/2 a year now, and I can tell the difference in my behaviour :) and innerpeace. I thynk NLP is just a clever, and perhaps usefull way of manipulating your ego towards your goals: mine was to get rid of fear.

    But the real breakthrough as started after reading Mr. Tolle´s book, 'A New Earth'. I took a look inside myself and my feelings and consequent behaviours. All began to fall in to place as I realised the why´s and how to´s of my ego. The answer is simple: eliminate the ego.

    Today, I find myself driving my car with no music, just the sounds of the surroundings and of my peacefull mind; I learned how to recognize my ego and go around it. But still have a lot of work in front of me...sometimes I still find myself getting anxious about an event or a person, it is my ego telling me that maybe I am not good enough to solve this or that or to someone´s eye´s...but I am getting close to it :)

    Another thing: I have a board in my room where I put the things I truly desire, and I found myself looking at pictures of a parent with is child (I have a son :) health pictures, a picture of me and my wife smiling, and only one with a jar full of coins - not big houses, cars, lotary tickets, etc...the truth is that I really don´t find myself needing that stuff. I lead a simple and happy life with my family, and wish it to continue that way, that is all.

    So, I will continue this inspirational path....and maybe one day I will be righting here that I have lost my ego completly!
     
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  17. D. James Albert

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    Hi Marina,
    I realize that I replied to this question via email a long time ago and actually didn't know you had also posted it here. So here's an edited down version of my email so this public thread gets a public answer :D And thanks to Edwin for making up for my delayed answer :D

    For best effect the external cue should continue. However, they do not have to be ticks. The objective is to maintain the external cue so the rhythm of the suggestion continues whilst you sleep. Perhaps your husband will be more relaxed if you can find some calming meditative type music that has a soft beat to it, or a soft regular sound/instrument. The primary thing is the regularity and, if possible, for that to be close to second length intervals (but the interval is not as important as the regularity, providing that the interval is not too far spaced apart).

    My soul mate also feels annoyed by a ticking clock. For this reason I purchased a stereo that would take a USB stick. I then found a soft frequency that would not annoy her, then put it on the USB stick. I then put it on repeat, so that all night long it would repeat softly enough for me to focus on it, and for her not to be distracted by it. I'm sure you could find music for meditation that might provide a similar kind of soft beat as part of the music.

    There really is no substitute for having a regular sound to keep your mind repeating a suggestion whilst you sleep, primarily because the duration you sleep for creates a huge impact on your Celestial Mind. However, I also respect that some people share beds and are unable to do so. In which case, I recommend finding time to do so whilst you wake. Do the same technique, and perhaps set an alarm for 1 hr (and no later than 1:30 mins) later just in case you fall asleep. Conscious Mindbeat is also beneficial - not as beneficial as sleeping, but if you have no other choice, it is better to crawl than to not move at all.

    There is one other suggestion that I have known to work. Often people who can't sleep because of annoying sound still find meditative music, such as you will find on Project-Meditation, just fine. I have known people who are annoyed senseless by ticking clocks but who have no problem listening to meditative style music. For this reason, you could guide your husband down a path of getting used to sound when he falls asleep, beginning with sound designed to aid in the sleep process. Once he's comfortable with listening to soft meditative sleep music, you might then be able to introduce a tick. Alternatively, you could leave the tick in the room, but slightly overpower it with the meditative sleep music. Whilst he listens to the sleep music, you keep your attention on the tick. When he falls asleep, eventually the music will end, but the ticks that you are focussed on will continue even while your husband sleeps.

    Out of interest, it has been some time since I required Mindbeat for myself personally. The great thing about Mindbeat is it offers a launch platform so to speak for training the mind. Once events of your life come into sync, the type of subliminal control Mindbeat offers becomes conscious rather than unconscious. However, from time to time I will perform Mindbeat without an accompanying ticking sound when I go to sleep, just to reinforce the placement on my attention on any area where I have perhaps been slipping. It may not be as powerful without the constant reminder of the beat during the sleep process, but nonetheless the Celestial Mind takes notice of the prominent thought prior to sleep (hence why many people dream about what they were focussed on in the time leading up to sleep).
     

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