March 30, 2007
I am beginning to feel like a Ken Wilber fan boy here. I am reading Excerpt G: Toward a Comprehensive Theory on Subtle Energies and I am nearly brought to tears by Ken’s gorgeous thoughts on subtle energies (etheric, astral, psychic etc).
What are Subtle Energies:
Theories on subtle energies go back thousands of years. There are versions of this model in Egyptian, Chinese, European, Jewish, Islamic, Indian (and many other) traditions. Ken’s version:
|Level of Mass-Energy||Corresponding Level of Consciousness|
|1. Gross Physical (gravitational, electromagnetic, strong and weak nuclear)||1. Sensorimotor|
|2. Etheric, L-field 1 (L-1), or Biofield 1||2. Vital|
|3. Astral, L-field 2 (L-2), or Biofield 2||3. Emotional-sexual|
|4. Psychic-1 or T-field 1 (T-1)||4. Mental|
|5. Psychic-2 or T-field 2 (T-2)||5. Higher mental|
|6. Causal or C-field||6. Overmental|
|7. Nondual||7. Supermental|
Table 1. Levels of Energy and Consciousness (from Excert G)
Is Quantum Potentiality a Subtle Energy?
One point that I have been confused on is Quantum Mechanics. Where does Quantum Mechanics fits in the Great Chain of subtle energies? Quantum Mechanics (and lately string theory/M-theory/k-theory or whatever the hell Ed Witten is calling it these days) is extremely popular among the New Age, metaphysics, Law of Attraction rock stars (Deepak, the Secret, What the Bleep.. no hate here, I love them). Philosophers, new agers, shaman, mystical fanboys/girls throw around the words “quantum mechanics” all the time (usually without knowing what the hell they are talking about, or at least I don’t know what the hell they are talking about).
Is Law of Attraction a Modern Mesmerism
I can’t help but be reminded of mesmerism and 1920s spiritualism of when I read some new age material. Animal magnetism (aka Mesmerism) was the metaphysical theory of Franz Mesmer in the 18th century. Mesmer’s theory was based on what he called “magnetic fluid” that he claimed was in every one and could be used to cure the sick (sound familiar… Reiki and qi gong have similar theories but different practice, east Indians have myriad practice and theories on something similar… maybe he was on to something). Like our modern day metaphysical theories on Law of Attraction and other new age theories, Mesmer’s animal magnetism had a following in France, but the scientific community didn’t accept it. Some of his clients claimed to be cured by his techniques. Although animal magnetism never took hold in modern science, a 19th century physician named James Braid took his techniques and developed a little something called “hypnosis”.
Like Mesmer’s animal magnetism, I believe some new age theories (Law of attraction, mystical connections to quantum mechanics) are on to something but as of right now the theories are to vague, simplistic and perhaps (as Ken says) naive to take hold in the community (namely science and academia) that can develop it. There is clearly a hunger for answers as people (laypersons, even some scientists and religions) all over the world flock to the latest new age, material-spiritual, quantum mechanics theories such as the material we see in things like “What the Bleep do We know?!” and the Secret.
The Philosopher with the Einstein’s Brain
Ken Wilber has blasted the new age movement, the Secret, What the Bleep and anything even remotely similar. He’s got a lot of arguments about the material, but his main problem (beside what he calls “Boomeritis“) seems to be their theory of reducing nondual spirit to (physical) Quantum phenomenon. Having read HIS version of how Quantum Reality relates to spirit, I must say that he has made me a believer.
His theory makes perfect sense. From what I understand, he is saying that spirit by itself is nondual, meaning it has no opposite so it is truly beyond infinite/finite (for even ‘infinite’ has and opposite, ‘finite’). Spirit has NO reference and no qualities that we can somehow measure and quantify, whereas quantum material do have qualities and opposites. Essentially, even though Quantum potentiality is incredible magical (spookiness at a distance, as Einstein called it) it is NOT equal to spirit as spirit.
Although spirit is manifest as soul (spirit-as-soul), as mind/causal (spirit-as-mind), as prana/etheric/astral (spirit-as-prana), as physical/gross/atoms/matter (spirit-as-matter), and each of the those have opposites, spirit-as-spirit has none so there is nothing we can say about it. It is beyond what we can symbolize with words and thought. Many mistake quantum potentiality for spirit-as-spirit but it is actually spirit-as-prana.
Ken Wilber’s Summary of Quantum Realities
Following the great philosopher-sages (such as Nagarjuna, Plotinus, and Shankara), we can summarize the reasons that any sort of quantum or subquantum events are not Spirit:
- Any quantum reality has some sort of characteristics, qualities, or dimensions that set it apart from manifest matter; but Spirit is radically shunya of drsti (empty of any and all qualities, including that characterization itself)—e.g., quantum vacuum has vast energy, spirit is unqualifiable.
- Any quantum reality is different in some important ways from gross matter; but Spirit is not different from any manifestation, but is rather the Suchness or Isness of whatever arises.
- Quantum reality has an opposite (e.g., non-quantum reality), but Spirit is radically nondual.
- Spirit is dimensionless; quantum reality is merely in a different dimension.
- And, most important, quantum material energy comes directly out of prana, not out of spirit (i.e., matter crystallizes out of spirit-as-prana, not spirit-as-spirit).
March 19, 2007
To all theSecret.tv haters:
If you hate the Secret, what the Bleep, new age and other things that you don’t perceive as rational/critically thought out and within the realm of accepted scientific phenomenon, you will love this article:
(didn’t realize that there was some sort of “philosophy Jihad” going on among those that deem themselves “spiritual”. whatever.)
Ken Wilber and Julian Walker are in alignment with Alexander‘s view.
IMHO, even though Julian’s raises amazingly cutting arguments, I walked away with a positive vibe from theSecret (this puts me in the ‘not too bright category according to ken & julian… I’ve been called MUCH worse). I don’t think there is anything wrong with thinking positively. Although Ken and Julian are calling it narcissistic, infantile and dangerously naive.
As far as the Law of Attraction, Ken (over at Integral Naked) brings up the “Auschwitz” argument. The Auschwitz argument goes a little something like this: If positive thinking and LOA is all a person needs, then what about the people in Auschwitz. Nothing like positive thinking or LOA saved them. Did the victims of Auschwitz create THAT reality? Furthermore, the secret implies that all those currently suffering in the world (i.e. children with AIDS) “thought” the dilemma upon themselves. How can the Law of Attraction exist in a universe of Holocausts and AIDS babies?
He drives what seems like a “death blow” to the Law of Attraction. But I think there is still room for the LOA.
Here is a lame attempt at thought:
LOA is saying that the world is completely subjective. Perhaps that is a liiiittle to simplistic. More science minded folks are saying this is an objective universe and NO ONE can go around blinking objects in and out of existence (see law of conservation of energy). But I feel that the universe is neither completely objective or completely subjective. Its both. The nature of our objective situations (what ever they maybe) are colored by our interpretation of that situation. So positive thought does matter. Subject thought alone won’t be enough to undo the Holocaust the history, but its the first step to recovery.
The audacity of optimism is what keeps us clinging to hope even in the darkest times and having faith when all hope is lost. I guess that is why Hope can be our greatest strength and our greatest tragedy.
As for Human suffering it self (why does it exist if there is an LOA) that is something I will not downplay by attempting to rationalize or frame in some sort of dogma.
As far as the LOA goes, I guess I can only speak for my self when I say, some strange shit has happened to me that science can not yet explain. It maybe as Ken Wilber says, people are just bending “spirituality” into their own narcissistic self centered whims, but I doubt this is the driving force of all of us dumb asses who believe in theSecret.
I suspect the Secret and similar material are so popular because both mainstream science and mainstream religion have shut the door on attempting to explain or even acknowledge the existence of strange phenomenon that happens to everyday people like me short of calling us insane, stupid or full of sin.
March 15, 2007
My response to Alexander Kjerulf on the Secret:
Good stuff. I love theSecret and I’ve referred to many people. But you makes some good points.
1. No proof that famous historical people knew the secret: I guess this depends on context. Many of the famous people eluded to on the site [thesecret.tv] are world class go-getters (especially in their prime). But did they know the “law of attraction” by that name… I doubt it.
2. No proof that the Law of Attraction was kept secret (conspiracy): I kind of saw that bit as a dramatization put in the Secret.
Although one might argue that the Holy Roman Church [et al] annihilated many sects that actively practiced the Law of Attraction (i.e. Rosicrucians.. if you look closely you will see this name flashed in the title sequence of the secret BTW.. The Rosicrucians -occult,societies, gnostics, heretics and others- that practiced the Law of Attraction a.k.a “magic, thought forms, visualization” or anything that did not conform was destroyed… this purification was done by Nazi Germany, the Holy Roman Empire, and other nationalistic empires that wanted complete control. Many churches go out of their way to discredit to this day.)
3-5. The Secret is Pseudo Science: As I’ve said in a previous post, I won’t even pretend to understand what quantum physics has to do with mysticism, but I do have pretty strong oppinion about the dogmatic even religious steps that science seems to have taken.
Apparently, the belief in pseudo science is on the rise in the U.S. http://www.livescience.com/humanbiology/070218_ap_us_science.html
This includes UFOs, psi, astrology, mind over matter and many others.
The scientific incrowd throw them ALL out wholesale. There is such a stigma in the “accepted” scientific community that even an honest open minded question into the POSSIBILITY of the above areas deemed pseudo science can be career ending. Personal experience and phenomenology are also thrown out so that one is supposed to question their own sanity prior to believing their own eyes.
I often ask myself, who has a monopoly on reality? Science or Religion? Neither, of course. Both are simply measurements and guides on life and reality but somehow people have completely reversed this. Somehow, we have become the mere measurements of science and the puppets of religion with human perspective and life as a passing anomaly or a sin to be cleansed.
So do I believe that the human mind can influence the physical reality? I believe that an awakend mind is the most power force in the world. Able to split atoms, influence others, attain deeper understanding of the environment and more importantly, able to make up its own damn mind.
February 13, 2007
This is a gem for those wanting to dig deeper into the powerful insights of “the secret”. Steve Pavlina, of stevepavlina.com, scored an interview with Mr. James Ray, one of the speakers on thesecret.tv. James Ray has appeared on Larry King Live and Oprah.
In the interview, James Ray summarizes his vision of how to pump the primer on the law of attraction. He emphasizes the importance of aligning your thoughts, emotions and actions.
November 5, 2006
Beyond Positive Thinking part II on Larry King Live!
On 4 Nov. 06, Larry King featured Bob Proctor, Micheal Beckwith, John Assaraf, JZ Knight and Dr. De Martini. Now as promised, Larry King is bringing more people from “the Secret” on the 16th of Nov. 06.
Part 2, Airing Thursday, November 16
6:00 p.m. (PDT) on CNN
(for additional information, check your local CNN listings)
More on the Secret.tv
special thanks to Steve Pavlina Forum.
November 4, 2006
Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith, along with friends appearing on the acclaimed video, “The Secret,” will discuss the film’s ideas on metaphysics and New Thought universal principles with Larry King.Part 1 to air Nov 2nd – Guests on Part 1 are :
Rev Michael Beckwith
Dr. John DeMartiniON THE LARRY KING SHOW
November 2, 2006
CNN HOST: Tonight, unhappy with your love, your job, your life, not enough money? Use your head. You can think yourself into a lot better you. Positive thoughts can transform can attract the good things you know you want. Sound far-fetched? Think again. It’s supported by science.
Ahead, an hour that can change the way you think about the world and alter your life forever. It’s next on LARRY KING LIVE.
KING: Good evening.
A special edition of LARRY KING LIVE tonight; we’re calling the program beyond the power of positive thinking, how to change your life, how to use the power of your imagination, and mine, to create what you want in your life.
Our guests can help you do that. They are Bob Proctor, who went from high school dropout to best-selling author. He spent the last 40 years coaching individuals on how to attain their life ambitions.
John Assaraf, as a teenager John risked the potentially fatal consequences of a turbulent lifestyle which could have easily landed him in jail or the morgue. But today, he’s written a “New York Times” best-selling book and built four multimillion dollar companies.
Michael Beckwith, founder and spiritual director of the Agape International Spiritual Center, which celebrates its 20 anniversary this fall.
John DeMartini, the founder of the DeMartini Foundation and the Concourse of Wisdom School, one of the world’s largest personal and professional development organizations.
And, JZ Knight, the (INAUDIBLE) member of our group is CEO of JZ K. Inc. and author of her autobiography A State of Mind.
We’ll start with Mr. Proctor. We’re calling the show the power of positive thinking. Define that for me.
BOB PROCTOR, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR: Well, there is power to positive thinking if you internalize it. I think there’s a lot of misunderstanding on it. People they think if they just think positive the world’s going to change.
It’s not going to change. What they’re going to do is heighten their frustration because they’re looking for change and it doesn’t happen. We think on our conscious mind, on a conscious level. It’s our educated mind but it’s the subconscious mind that’s controlling the vibration we’re in, controlling the results we’re getting.
So, if the positive thinking is going to change our life, we’ve got to internalize those positive thoughts, not the easiest thing to do but you can do it.
KING: How do you harness that, John Assaraf?
JOHN ASSARAF, CO-FOUNDER, ONECOACH: I think you’ve got to make a decision, Larry, you know. We’ve got two choices to make with whatever the situation is. Number one, it could be negative or it could be positive. Our choice is what makes the biggest difference in all of the equation is making the choice to look at something positively, even though the negative side is there. I think that’s what we have to do.
KING: Michael Beckwith, was Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s famous book, The Power of Positive Thinking, was that too pedestrian?
REV. MICHAEL BECKWITH, FOUNDER, AGAPE INTERNATIONAL SPIRITUAL CENTER: Well, I didn’t read that for a number of years. I entered into this way of teaching because I had a spiritual awakening and began to see that we were surrounded by a presence, an energy, a life force, call it God, call it the divine energy.
KING: He called it God, right?
BECKWITH: Yes. And that through that immersion into that awareness I began to see that, yes, there is power in your thinking but it’s not positive thinking. You know you could be positive that you’re broke. You can be positive that you’re rich.
So it’s really, I call it affirmative thinking, having an affirmative realization that the nature of the universe is good and when you surrender to it, when you align yourself with it, when you embody, as Bob Proctor was talking about, as you internalize it, then your life begins to change.
KING: You’re saying, John DeMartini that this is doable?
JOHN DEMARTINI, FOUNDER, DEMARTINI FOUNDATION: Not only is it doable but we do it every day because what happens is the quality of our life is based on the quality of the questions we ask and it’s not what happens to us on the outside. It’s how we ask questions and filter it and perceive it on the inside.
And so, we have an event and we ask how is that event that we think is so terrible, how does it serve us and how does it help us fulfill what is really most important to our life? Then what happens is we transform through the perception of that action into an opportunity that we can now use as a resource for our life.
KING: Where do you learn this, Ms. Knight?
JZ KNIGHT, RAMTHA’S SCHOOL OF ENLIGHTENMENT: I don’t subscribe to positive thinking because that would suggest that we’re all negative and the connotation of negative is that we’re all bad. And it’s difficult enough to survive in the world and have self-esteem without thinking that you have to think positive because you’re already bad.
KING: What do you call it?
KNIGHT: I call it being wonderful.
KING: What’s the law of attraction, Bob?
PROCTOR: The law of attraction is based on the law of vibration. The whole universe operates by laws. Dr. Werhner von Braun said that the laws are so precise that we don’t have any difficult building spaceships, sending people to the moon and you can time the landing with the precision of a fraction of a second. But, attraction and vibration are hooked together. The vibration we’re in is determined by the ideas that you’re emotionally involved with.
KING: And how do you grab that, Michael?
BECKWITH: You need to have a vision for your life. Most of the time people are concentrating on what they don’t want to happen. They can articulate it very well. “I hope this never happens to me.” And when you ask the average person they don’t know exactly what they want. They cannot describe a reality they want to live in.
Now when you begin to describe it and begin to generate those kind of feelings that you’re already living in it, the universe will compel you into right action. You’ll begin to do things differently.
KING: Dr. DeMartini, does this apply to the law of physics? Are we talking about something that you could look it up in a book?
DEMARTINI: Yes, actually, because what happens just like in the law of life and the law of physics, just like a magnet has two sides and if you try to get rid of one side of the magnet, the negative side, it keeps following you. You always have two sides. So, you have to be able to take both sides and use them to your advantage.
KING: JZ if the day is cloudy or rainy and we’re bothered by that we’re determining to be bothered by that right?
KNIGHT: Absolutely. Absolutely.
KING: We’re making it. If rain ain’t doing it, we’re doing it.
KNIGHT: We’re doing it. We are creating the nature of our reality by what we choose, how we choose to think about our life and the outside world.
KING: Coming up, wouldn’t you like to be excited about your day when you wake up instead of being stressed? Find out how to make it possible next.
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BECKWITH: And from the very being, the nature of your being, you must say “So what?” That’s the strongest affirmation that you’ll ever hear.
When I was quite young attending college there were two things going on simultaneously. One, I was having a spiritual breakthrough, a spiritual opening while, at the same time, I was ending a career in selling marijuana.
The real miracle of living is when you’re no longer intoxicated by praise or depressed by un-appreciation.
And, I just started crying. I just started sobbing and I turned my life over to God, surrendered my life to the universe, surrendered my life to love, to be an instrument to bring about love and harmony and peace, however the presence wanted to use me. My life would be dedicated to that for the rest of my life.
And if you begin to open up through your affirmation so what! You’ll begin to move into the consciousness of what’s so. So what contains the what so.
There’s a dimension of us that has never been hurt, harmed, or endangered in any way and with intention, with practice, with love, prayer, meditation, you can uncover that dimension of your life that has no beginning and has no end and let it shine in this incarnation.
What is so? God has always loved you. What is so? Wholeness is inside of your being. What is so? Infinite supply surrounds you. What is so? It doesn’t matter who’s in the White House. Who’s in your house? Who’s in your house? Who’s in your house?
(END VIDEO CLIP)
KING: We’re back with this extraordinary panel and we’re learning how to make things better in our lives. We can’t do better than that for you.
Michael Beckwith, what are some simple steps a person can do to change his or her own life?
BECKWITH: Well, first of all, when we think about what reality is, we think about this unified field of awareness that’s everywhere that’s operating for us. So, what an individual has to do they have to begin to have an inner talk of uplift, men of inspiration of affirmation, begin to agree with themselves that it can be better.
KING: Every day?
BECKWITH: Every single day. It has to be a practice until that practice becomes a way of life. KING: What do you do though, John Assaraf, about bad events, I mean terrible events, your house burns down?
ASSARAF: Yes. Everything that happens to us we have a choice again of making a decision how we perceive that and how we react to that. And we can have our house burning right in front of us and things could be devastating in front of us but our decision to interpret that is what makes the entire difference and we always have that choice.
KING: That seems, Bob, like a hard thing to learn.
PROCTOR: It is a hard thing to learn. And, I was thinking as John was talking about it, I was taking my mind back to when I was always focused on what was wrong, the bad circumstances they dominated my thinking. It took a long time to change it.
I had Earl Nightingale’s record. I played it over and over and over again.
PROCTOR: Earl is a good friend. I worked with Earl for five years in Chicago. But it was the repetition of listening to that that changed it. That’s how it was programmed in the first place. That’s how it can be changed.
I think that JZ was mentioning the secret. There’s a movie “The Secret.” If a person would keep watching it over and over again they will reprogram their mind.
KNIGHT: But also, if I may interject here, there is a beauty that rises up in us, a greater mind that rises up in it that comes to the surface that is all beauty and originality.
KING: Are you saying you don’t have bad days?
KNIGHT: I have bad days if I decide to feel sorry for myself.
BECKWITH: When we begin to think in a particular way it definitely overrides and transcends those genetic…
PROCTOR: Your thoughts.
BECKWITH: And to grow in this way simply means that we’re eliminating the filters. We’re eliminating the obstructions. We’re eliminating the faulty beliefs. We’re not adding anything to us whatsoever. All spiritual growth and all growth towards success or progress is an elimination of that which is hindering.
ASSARAF: And we are genetically wired a certain way and 50 percent of our propensity is the way we think and behave are genetic in nature. Then we’re raised by the same people who gave us their genetics. And so we get conditioned to believe and think and behave consistently day in and day out. We call it a self fulfilling doom that we get into.
And the first part is awareness. The first part is awareness that I don’t have to live this way anymore. I don’t have to do this anymore. I don’t have to think this way anymore and become aware of it. That’s number one.
Then you set a new vision for yourself and scientifically just the latest brain research suggests that it takes at least 30 days of mental reprogramming to start seeing the differentiation between your old self and the new self.
KING: John DeMartini, one of the definitions of insanity is repeating the same act expecting a different result. If that’s true, first of all, half the globe is insane, right? We all have done that.
DEMARTINI: Or asleep.
KING: Can you break that?
DEMARTINI: Yes. Every human being has a set of values and through those values they filter their reality. Whatever is highest on their value they tend to bring discipline and order to and they tend to focus on them spontaneously, innately.
Whatever is lowest on their value they tend to have chaos around and disorder around. And, if they’re trying to set objectives that is not really truly aligned to their highest values, they tend to self defeat because they tend to unconsciously keep creating what’s really on their value system. So, when you set objectives, if you don’t set them congruently and aligned with your highest values, you tend to self defeat and have negative self talk.
KING: But to change you have to want to change, right?
DEMARTINI: You have to identify and set objectives according to what’s truly valuable to you, what’s truly inspiring to you, or you’re automatically going to have the feedback system called the negative thought I think personally.
PROCTOR: I think all you have to do is become aware that you can change. I didn’t think I could change.
KING: What changed you?
PROCTOR: Think and Grow Rich, the book and Ray Stanford, a guy that got me to read it and he convinced me that I could do better than I was doing. I think I believed in his belief in me. I didn’t believe in me. But he was so adamant that I could do better and he said, “Just read the book and do what it says.” And I started to read it and that’s what led me into Earl’s material, one thing to another and I changed.
KING: What did you, Michael, what changed you?
BECKWITH: Well, in terms of change one of my favorite statements is pain pushes you until the vision pulls you. So, you grow in two ways either through pain or through insight.
So, some people will get sick and tired of being sick and tired and begin to make that decision, begin to articulate a vision for their life, begin to walk in that direction.
Others will have insight, an ah-hah will happen to them and they’ll see life in a much wider perspective and then from that wider perspective make a decision to begin to walk.
KING: Are we to blame, John, for most of the time for what happens to us?
ASSARAF: Are we to blame? Well, we can blame other people and that’s the easy thing to do because we can point the finger.
KING: That rat.
ASSARAF: Yes, we can just blame everybody else. There are certain things that happen to us, Larry, that are inconvenient that we don’t like and we can put blame on somebody else or ourselves. I think we’ve got to take full responsibility for our reality and how we approach anything that happens to us.
KNIGHT: I agree.
PROCTOR: I don’t think we’re to be blamed. We’re not to be blamed for our programming but we’re responsible for changing it.
BECKWITH: Absolutely. Yes, I don’t like to use the word blame. No one is to blame but ignorance.
PROCTOR: That’s right.
BECKWITH: Ignorance is the only thing that is to blame. And once you enter into he awareness of forgiveness releasing shame, blame, and regret, you can change your life.
KING: John DeMartini, does it require brains?
DEMARTINI: You know I think…
KING: I mean you have to be smart to do this.
DEMARTINI: I think that it requires awareness.
DEMARTINI: But I think the greatest awareness occurs when we’re grateful and our heart is open.
KING: Just ahead can you really wish for your soul mate and find him? Our panel knows how to make it happen. They’ll share it with us next.
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PROCTOR: You know when a person has no hope they are lost, absolutely lost. I was losing. I was unhappy. I was sick. I was broke. I think I was earning $4,000 a year and I owed $6,000.
For the first time I realized that I had choices. I could choose what I wanted to do. Now it was vague and I didn’t have a whole lot of confidence in it but I was starting to know it.
It took me nine years to figure out what I had actually done to change but I found out something interesting. Most people that are highly successful cannot articulate on why they are.
If you don’t make the hard decisions you have wasted your time coming here. You know what the decisions are. I don’t know what they are for you but you know what they are.
Positive thinking is nothing if you don’t internalize it and you don’t internalize it once. It’s through repetition
It’s your life. You only get one bite at the apple. If you don’t treat you right, who’s going to?
(END VIDEO CLIP)
KING: OK, we’ll start with John DeMartini in this. How do you find the true love of your life?
DEMARTINI: Well, I’m going to say something that’s probably different than a lot of people. But I really believe that we are actually surrounded by it and it’s either in one form, in one person, or we diversified it to a group of people in our lives but every single…
KING: Six soul mates?
DEMARTINI: Our soul mate. Every single thing that we’re searching for we unconsciously are creating around us but sometimes if we’ve had extreme pain associated with a relationship with one person we diversify all the things that we like into people around us.
KING: You’ve lost your wife, right?
DEMARTINI: Yes, my wife passed away about just under two years ago.
KING: Now are you on a search?
DEMARTINI: Well, it’s interesting. Six weeks before she passed away she held my hand and she looked me straight in the eyes and she said, “It’s now time to look for another star woman, another star girl.” Her name was Athena Starwoman.
And three weeks after she passed away, I ran into a lovely woman named Star in Las Vegas. She happens to be here today. And, if it wasn’t for her saying that, my former wife saying that, I don’t think I would have noticed it (INAUDIBLE).
KING: How do you find a soul mate, JZ?
KNIGHT: Well, a soul mate is equal to who we are, so the first thing we have to do is fall in love with ourselves. We have to like who we are. Otherwise, if we don’t, we’re going to get frequency specific with people in our life that…
KING: Bad choices.
KNIGHT: …reflect back to ourselves. So, first thing fall in love with yourself. Be to you what you would love to have in another person.
KNIGHT: Then that person comes.
BECKWITH: What you’re looking for you’re looking with and so as you begin, as JZ was talking about, to really fall in love with and tap into those qualities of love and caring and generosity and kindness and appreciation you begin to radiate those kind of qualities into your life.
KING: Is it hard, John Assaraf, to get rid of the bad person in your life?
ASSARAF: Is it hard to get rid of the bad person in your life?
KING: Yes, well let’s say it isn’t working but you hang on.
ASSARAF: It’s very, very hard. We get so accustomed to our surroundings and our environment and the relationships that we have. Anytime that that is a part of our life releasing that is very, very difficult. We don’t like to change our environment. We don’t like to change our environment at work. We don’t like to change our environment with our relationships. It’s very, very difficult. Anything that we get accustomed to having in our life is very hard to let go of.
KING: We’re doing things a little differently here tonight. We do have a studio audience and we’re going to take some questions. And we’ll start with Lisa, are you there?
LISA: Hi. My question is how does the law of attraction apply to relationships because I can see how you could attract individual goals but it’s harder to see how you could visualize a specific person that you want?
KING: Who wants to grab that, John?
PROCTOR: You shouldn’t put a face on the person. See yourself with all — with the person with all those qualities. You’re going to move into that vibration and you’ll attract them.
ASSARAF: I think it’s important to understand, Larry, that, you know, if we go back to the premise that all we are is energy and that we will attract everything that we resonate with, so if we are focusing on what we want in the person with all the attributes and what he or she has and we believe with our whole heart and soul that that person will be found and we allow the universe to do its part while we, as JZ said, become that person filled with love and beauty that we are, we will attract that person.
BECKWITH: I think it’s clear, Lisa, also we have to define what relationship is. And relationship is a joint participation in the good of life or in the good of God. So, you’re not going into a relationship to get something from someone.
You’re going into a relationship to be more yourself so that you’re with somebody this is the individual in which you get to — you feel comfortable being loving, giving, sharing, kind and forgiving. But if you think you’re going to get something from the relationship, you’re setting up a resistance there already.
KING: Why do we choose often, Bob, the wrong person?
PROCTOR: I think it goes back to what JZ said. We don’t know who we are.
KNIGHT: We don’t know who we are.
PROCTOR: And we’re searching for something outside of ourselves so we see someone and think she’s pretty. He does this, you know. And so, you know, we’re looking to get something there. It’s like Michael said, it’s not what you get.
It really comes back, what Stanford taught me he said, “Get to know who you are.” And he said, “And start to understand yourself and take control over your life. And until you do that, nothing is going to work right.”
ASSARAF: It’s also — sorry, Michael. It’s also a function of our self image of ourselves so we have an image, an unconscious image of who we are, what we believe we can attract, what we deserve, and we will look for that match in our life as long as we don’t change the internal image in our own mind, nothing will change.
KING: When we come back, I’ll reintroduce the panel.
And, what if you wish for a million bucks, will you get it? Find out when LARRY KING LIVE returns.
ASSARAF: Your past results, OK, do not, do not represent what you’re capable of achieving. Well, from the age of 13 to about 19, I was involved with a group of kids that spent a lot of time on the streets. And what I really wanted to do was make money. I came from a family who had wonderful love and wonderful environment but money wasn’t something that my family knew how to make and I wanted to live a better life.
And, I really took myself to educating myself about what does it really take to make money? What does it take to build a company? What does it take to have a great life? And fortunately for me when I was 19, I found some wonderful mentors who asked me some great questions.
And so if you don’t believe in your — if you really, really, really don’t believe in your product or service, stop doing it. Stop telling yourself a story that you’ve got to do it just because I need the money. I need something to make an income.
And part of me believed them because they always told me that if you didn’t go to school, if you didn’t get a degree, you couldn’t get a job. You couldn’t take care of your family. So, there was something that was nagging at me my whole life was, you know, that’s what people that I respected told me, not my parents fortunately but everybody else said that.
To win in the game of life you’ve got to focus on winning the game of life.
KING: Our panel is Bob Proctor, John Assaraf, Michael Beckwith, John DeMartini, and JZ Knight. JZ, you say you treat the universe as a shopping cart and all you got to do is ask.
KNIGHT: I teach people that.
KING: Ask for $1 million and you get it?
KNIGHT: Well, what I teach people is, is that money comes as a result of ingenious thoughts, creativity, because we’re born creators, and that when we create our day and we start out with our day and say, “This day I will access information about the future, technology and genius.” And during that day great thoughts come that start you on a journey of creating something of value that as a consequence of that you get paid for it.
KING: Money follows.
KING: Time magazine had an article, Does God Want you to be Rich? For several decades a philosophy has been percolating in the 10 million strong Pentecostal wing of Christianity that seems to turn the gospels on its head. In a nutshell, it suggest that God who loves you does not want you to be broke. It’s been propelled by Joel Osteen’s four million selling book, Your Best Life Now.
Does he want you to be rich?
ASSARAF: But most people don’t understand…
KING: What does God care?
KNIGHT: But what isn’t God?
KING: Why does God care if you’ve got $10 or $100.
KNIGHT: Isn’t that small? Isn’t that cheap?
ASSARAF: I think God cares because we work with business owners…
KING: Just asking.
ASSARAF: Larry, we work with business owners all over the world. That’s what we do. And the first thing we tell them is, if you could figure out how to serve another human being, if you could figure out how to give them your product or your service, and figure out how to get that to the masses and serve them and do well for them, you’ll be rewarded with riches. Why wouldn’t God want every human being to be serve another?
PROCTOR: See, the possession of money is so ridiculously out of balance. One percent of the population has about 96 percent of all the money. We go through school, no one teaches us how to earn money. We don’t learn at home. And we grow up with the idea you go to work to earn money. Working is the worst way to earn money. You should go to work for satisfaction. You provide services to earn money. You do. Wealthy people all have multiple sources of income.
BECKWITH: The way I look at it is like this. We’re here to deliver our gifts, our talents and our capacities, and develop ourself to our fullest potential and express ourself. Now, the universe, the power, the presence, the love of God, whatever you want to call this presence, wants your structures stable so that God can express more through you.
KING: Another question from the audience from Kelsey — Kelsey.
KELSEY: I love where I work. But I live within my means. However, each month I’m living seemingly paycheck to paycheck. How do I value what I earn, versus the satisfaction I get from working at a career that I’m passionate about? PROCTOR: I don’t think you should mix them up. You’re looking at your job as where you get your money. Your job is where you get your satisfaction. Set up different ways of serving people where you can earn money. You don’t have to be there. You can earn it while you’re sleeping.
ASSARAF: You also can’t look at your present circumstances and allow it to control your thinking, because then you’re going to create more of the same circumstances. You’ve got to get out of that loop and ask yourself, what I do really want to do, and then follow that.
KING: John, I came into my office today upstairs, on my door was a vision board.
ASSARAF: We saw it.
KING: It had the kids, it had the wife, it had the job, the palm trees for retirement. Forget the palm trees. OK.
And do you — what are vision boards? I understand you have a story about this, about the visualization.
ASSARAF: I do.
Many years ago, I looked at another way to represent some of the materialistic things I wanted to achieve in my life, whether it was a car or a house or anything. And so I started cutting out pictures of things that I wanted. And I put those vision boards up. And every day for probably about just two to three minutes, I would sit in my desk and I would look at my board and I’d close my eyes. And I’d see myself having the dream car and the dream home and the money in the bank that I wanted and the money that I wanted to have for charity.
Five years later, my one son Keenan (ph) came up to my office and he sat on the boxes and said, you know, Daddy, what’s in the boxes? And I said, they’re my vision boards, and they’ve been in those boxes for five years. And so he didn’t understand. So I pulled out one of the vision boards, after opening up the box, and there was a nice car and another little trinket that I wanted to buy. And when I opened up, or pulled out the second vision board, there was a picture of the home that I was living in right now, that I had been living in for a year, had renovated it, and didn’t even know — I swear to…
PROCTOR: He phoned me. He phoned me within two or three minutes of that. I saw it on the board.
ASSARAF: The house that I live in.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We teach to do that, draw on a piece of card what it is you want to manifest, and simply look at it and be present with it. That’s called creating a time trial to the future.
DEMARTINI: Our innermost dominant thought becomes our outermost tangible reality. When I was 17 years old, I almost died. I lived on the North Shore of Oahu in a tent. And I had the opportunity to meet Paul Brag (ph), who’s an amazing teacher who’s 93 years old. And he told me to write down my dreams — not only for myself, but my family, my community, my city, my state, my nation, and my world — and write it for at least 100 years. Today, all of these years, 34 years, I’ve been master planning my life and one of the things that I actually dreamed of doing is sitting here facing you, saying what I’m about to say. So I know that it works.
KING: If one of you have a vision board with my picture on it, I’ll go to break.
Still ahead, can you make yourself healthy or just stop smoking just by thinking about it? Find out more after this break.
DEMARTINI: One day leaving this health food store, I saw a little flyer on a door, special guest — guest speaker, Paul C. Brag, Sunset Recreation Hall, North Shore of Oahu.
DEMARTINI: The quality of your life is based on the quality of the questions you ask. And ask questions inside, pull them out of you. What do you really love to create in your life?
DEMARTINI: And that night, I don’t know how to describe it, it’s just something came over me and I said, I know what I want to do. I want to become like this gentleman. I want to travel the world. I want to dedicate my life to the study of universal laws, as he was talking about, and I want to become a great teacher and philosopher, and step foot in every country on the face of the earth and share my research findings with people.
DEMARTINI: Because if you don’t plant the flowers in the garden of your mind, everybody, you’re going to be pulling weeds out from everybody else’s.
DEMARTINI: And he said to me, every single day from the rest of your life, say I am a genius and I apply my wisdom. Now here I sat there, I’m a genius, I’m thinking, there’s no way I’m a genius. So I said it over and over again. And he made me say it until I had my eyes closed and my body was congruent with it. And he patted me on the shoulder and says, you never miss a day for the rest of your life.
And that was the beginning of a journey of teaching, healing and philosophy. I went on to be a scholar in school, I went premed honor. I ended up being a chiropractic because I love the power and philosophy of chiropractic. And it was just the most amazing thing, because it believes the power inside us is what heals
DEMARTINI: If you’re going through life and you want to create an amazing life, you better have a vision that far exceeds that. You want perpetuity, you want a foundation that goes beyond it, you want a vision that goes beyond it. There is an immortal calling in all of us to do something magnificent with our life, that’s way bigger than our mortal body can see.
KING: We’re back. J.Z., can you remove an illness just by thinking about it?
KNIGHT: Yes. I was a heavy smoker, and I was developing emphysema. Most women like to smoke, most people that I knew did. And I went and got a CAT scan, and when I saw the CAT scan of what my lungs were doing, I knew I wasn’t going to be alive very much longer.
And so I simply said, I’m going to go live somewhere in my brain where I have always been well. And in that moment, I simply moved what I am to a different neuronet in my brain.
KING: How, Michael, do we form the habits we have?
BECKWITH: Just doing something over and over and over again, oftentimes unconsciously.
KING: But why would we do it, even if we don’t like it?
BECKWITH: Well, it goes back to what we were saying at the earlier part of the show. You have genetic programming and then you an environmental influence. So you end up copying what you see around you.
DEMARTINI: And many times the very thing we’re doing that we’re trying to get rid of, unconsciously, we have associations of benefits. We underlying benefits that we’re actually…
KING: How about those thing, though, Bob, like, drug addiction?
PROCTOR: Well, drug addiction is — it’s a habit. And it can be changed. No, it can be changed. Many people change it.
KING: A habit that becomes a need.
PROCTOR: Millions of people change it, so it can be done. Millions don’t but there is millions that…
BECKWITH: Individuals that are addicted oftentimes are looking for something that they’re finding temporarily, in a counterfeit way, through that drug or through that momentary high. And your brain can produce that without the drug.
PROCTOR: See, I think the problem goes back — we don’t know ourself. We can go right through our educational system, the best schools in the world, and come out and know virtually nothing about ourself.
ASSARAF: There’s really two parts of our brain, One is the conscious mind,, which we now know is only responsible for only two to four percent of our behaviors. So we could have the desire, the want, the need, the passion for change, but there’s another side of our psyche, the nonconscious mind, that we now know controls 96 to 98 percent of our conditioned way of doing, being, seeing and behaving every single day.
So you can have the desire, but you this program running at a nonconscious level that’s going to keep you at your status quo, whether you’re a drug addict, whether you’re broke. That’s why most people, Larry, who win the Lottery, for example, 86 percent of them give away all the money, is because they are conditioned at a nonconscious level to be broke. Their self-image and their self-worth is going to dictate their self-wealth. And that, by the way, I heard from this great guy, John DeMartini. He’s absolutely right.
PROCTOR: If we’re coaching people to change, we have them in a 13 month program.
KING: Does rehab work?
DEMARTINI: It all depends. I go back to the value system because the hierarchy of one’s values dictates their destiny. And so if they have an unconscious motive and unconscious value to continue doing something, all the comments to them really don’t mean anything. They have to have an unconscious drive to accomplish what they want to do.
And so what I do, and I have people that are so-called label addicts, I go in there and ask them all the benefits that they’re getting out of it and bring the unconscious conscious first. And when they discover 100 benefits that they’re unconsciously getting out of being the drug addict, it blows their mind to realize why they’re really doing what they’re doing.
KING: Michael, what causes relapse?
BECKWITH: Exactly what he’s saying here. The benefits, the temporary benefits of getting that momentary high. They haven’t yet seen themselves…
KING: You miss it, so you want it?
BECKWITH: They’re craving, the body, the mind, the chemicals that are being produced. They don’t quite understand that those chemicals, those endorphins can be produced from a sense of connection.
KING: But we’re in a drug conscious society. Look at all of the legal drugs to stop your pain, make you feel better, do this, do that.
DEMARTINI: A pill for every ill. KING: A pill for every ill.
ASSARAF: We’ve got the best pharmacy in the world, right here, in our brain.
KNIGHT: It’s true.
ASSARAF: No pharmacy can compare with the human mind.
PROCTOR: There’s a genius system built within us to keep us in excellent working order if we were to understand it. Understanding is the key.
ASSARAF: We become addicted to the emotions.
KNIGHT: We are addicted to our emotions. That’s the greatest addiction there is.
PROCTOR: You did your show a little while ago. I was watching where you had the fellow on that took Proverbs over 31 days.
KING: Yes, Solomon.
PROCTOR: Yes, well. What did Solomon say? He said, in all your getting, get understanding. And the opposite of understanding is doubt and worry. The only way to get understanding is to study, there’s no other way to get it.
KING: We’ll be right back. And just ahead, what are you doing that prevents your own happiness?
Don’t go away.
KNIGHT: So I sort of grew up and I — knowing every day that if I prayed to God, that everything that I asked for would always get taken care of. I just thought everybody did. As I grew into a mature woman and got married and had children, I just went on my destiny knowing that there was something big could happen in my life.
KNIGHT: This day I love God. This day, the wisdom and love of God shines through me. It is my reality. I say that all of the time.
KNIGHT: All these years, it has been to help people to understand, first off, that they’re divine, the capacity is inside of them to do marvelous things, are innate in them, that things that happen to them, it is not things happening to them, but the source leaking out of them.
KNIGHT: All of this, is spiritual because spirit is thought. It’s the intangible ghost of reality that reality comes from. (END VIDEO CLIP)
KNIGHT: And in creating your day, the first thing you have to say is, that I’m wonderful, I’m filled with wonder. I am my greatest mystery. And this day what I say will manifest and I will experience the wonder of myself.
KING: We’re back.
What a show tonight. We promise to do more on this.
Let’s take another question from our audience. And start with Valerie.
VALERIE: Hi. I’m self-employed and staying focussed and clear- headed about all my goals, both professionally and personally, can be really challenging. What’s your advice for staying positive and patient with so much uncertainty in my professional life?
BECKWITH: It comes down to your practice. Everything that we’ve talked about here, it comes down to the word practice, that you begin to develop the habit of doing something every single day in your life. Describe your life and how it’s going to be. Begin to tell yourself that life is for you and not against you. Begin to be aware that there’s something trying to emerge through you right now.
Since you are an infinite being and you’re here to progress, there is always something trying to emerge for you right now. So you’re not sitting around waiting for the New Age. You’re on the new edge. Something is trying to happen.
KNIGHT: And you’re wonderful. And everything that you think matters. So you’re worries matter. So what you have to do, you have to get up, first thing in the morning and create your day, and say this day, I’m a genius. Not only am I a genius, I create a new reality that is fulfilling and without worry. All day long.
KING: OK, another audience question. And this one is from Bonnie.
BONNIE: I’s like to know how do you change a negative perception of an aging body and mind into a positive acceptance of the same age and body and mind?
KING: You are what you feel?
DEMARTINI: Well, you know, I think we’re blessed because as we mature, our eyesight tends to get a little bit weakened and our hearing tends to go. So I think what the universe has done is make sure that we can’t see what we see in the mirror. So the best thing to do is honor your sight as it starts to fade and you can appreciate what it does. No, but every single day it is wise to concentrate on what you do love about yourself, instead of focussing on what you don’t.
KNIGHT: May I ask you tomorrow morning, if you want to be 30 years younger, your genes, here everything you say…
KNIGHT: … you have a code for your entire attitude. When you wake up in the morning and decide, today, I am going to be 30 years younger and fabulous. And if you do that, you start creating proteins in your self that replicates that attitude.
PROCTOR: Quakers have a saying, pray and move your feet. I think what you’ve got to do is get out and exercise. I went over to a gym, a guy named Eli Palmer (ph), he took a look at me and he said, you’re just going keep getting bigger and bigger and bigger around the waist. And I started to work with the guy, get up at 5:00 in the morning, I’m in the gym at 6:00 in the morning and work for an hour. I taken three inches off my waist.
KING: You’re all saying happiness is attainable?
BECKWITH: Happiness is the natural state of our being.
KNIGHT: It is a natural state of being, without fear. Without fear.
ASSARAF: It’s not condition based.
DEMARTINI: I think when we’re authentic with our true values, we have fulfillment.
KING: One more audience question from Bernie — Bernie.
What is the best way to retain a positive attitude while investing in a volatile stock market?
PROCTOR: Quit investing in the volatile stock market.
KING: Don’t do it.
PROCTOR: And don’t do it. Change your behavior.
ASSARAF: Even if you’re investing in a volatile stock market, you’ve got to keep one thing in mind, and that’s not the stock market. It’s your perception of the stock market. There are people who invest in volatile stock markets that don’t get affected emotionally by it. BERNIE: Right.
ASSARAF: And so if they don’t get emotionally affected by it, then it’s not the stock market. It’s the individual’s perception of the stock market. So when you change the way you look at something, the thing you look at will change.
KNIGHT: Remember, you create reality. You have it in you. Consciousness and energy creates reality. What you think matters. Your opinions help to affect the whole and your eventual outcome in reality.
DEMARTINI: If the stock market goes up, you’re paying more dollar per stock share. If it goes down, you’re getting it for less. So there’s blessings on either side. Knowing that both of them are valuable and staying long-term with it.
KING: I got to get a break.
But Michael, do affirmations work?
BECKWITH: Affirmations definitely work. They help you keep your attention, allowing that kind of energy to flow. They’re not going to make something happen, but they make something welcome.
KING: Ahead in our final segment, how you can jumpstart your new life. Stick around for more of LARRY KING LIVE.
KING: We’re back with our final moments with our outstanding panel. We’re going to do more of this and we just brought up a good topic.
I just said the air conditioner’s not working in here.
BECKWITH: And now it is.
KING: And that bothers me. And you said, live with it. Right?
BECKWITH: No, I said I’m cool. And now it’s working.
KNIGHT: We know how to create a reality.
KING: You just got cool.
KNIGHT: Come to class, Larry.
KING: You’ve all written books, right?
KING: Is that the best way for anyone watching to jumpstart, read one of the books? I mean, what is — how do we…
PROCTOR: I think the best way to start is get a CD or a DVD and play it over and over and over again.
KING: By one of you?
PROCTOR: Well, the best one — the best thing I have seen in 45 years, Larry, is the DVD “On the Secret”. To get it, go to thesecret.tv. It was made out of Australia. It is the best thing I have ever seen done in this industry.
KNIGHT: I think you would be very simple — everybody gets up and says, what kind of life I do want from this day forward? And I’m going to write it down and I’m going to say this is who I am.
KNIGHT: To say, this is who I am. And negotiate your day through what you said. That’s how you start.
ASSARAF: If anybody wants to have more, whether it’s a business, whether it’s more money, they have to become more. And the only way to do that, OK, first is to educate yourself. And our society has gotten lost in teaching children how to memorize. Education is when we learn something, we get instructions on how to do something, and then we experience it. That’s really the education that we want. And so that for me is pick a lane, pick something that you can choose, to move your life forward to the next level.
PROCTOR: There is three of us, Dr. Martini, Michael Beckwith and myself, are going to working together next week — is it two weeks — at SY Seminars (ph). I don’t own the company, but it is the best course I’ve ever seen. And it is all up and down the West Coast, it’s in different parts of the world.
KNIGHT: Our course is the best course I’ve ever seen.
PROCTOR: Well, I think the program that…
DEMARTINI: All of our courses are outstanding.
KNIGHT: All of our courses are fabulous.
DEMARTINI: My mother said to me, when she was putting me to bed when I was four years old, she said, son, before you go in the dream world, be sure to count your blessings, because those who are grateful for that they have, they get more to be grateful for. And I always say that that’s the best way to start each day and end this day is in the state of gratitude.
BECKWITH: I’d like to say something about that. I absolutely agree that it’s so powerful. The enlightened give thanks for what most people take for granted.
As you begin to be grateful for what most people take for granted, that vibration of gratitude makes you more receptive to good in your life.
KING: J.Z., isn’t change the hardest and most feared thing we do?
KNIGHT: It is the most feared thing that we do because we’re afraid of reprisal as a result of it. But change is a natural order of our being. We are creating reality every day. We’re here to make known the unknown. It is innate in us, it’s a part of our mechanism, it’s a part of how our brain works. It’s what we do best, but it’s in a society that doesn’t celebrate that.
PROCTOR: And change is inevitable, but personal growth is choice.
BECKWITH: But we are here to change. We are here to grow, develop and unfold. We are progressive beings that have infinite capacity.
KING: But we all fear it.
BECKWITH: We do until embrace the fact that we are here to grow. So that you say, how you to jumpstart? You wake up every day and you want to be different at the end of the day. You don’t want to be the same person you go to bed at night. You want to have had an insight and a haha, you want to have done a new action. You would have said something new, so that you want to see yourself changing and becoming more yourself on a regular basis.
DEMARTINI: I was — I had the opportunity to speak for Mary Kay Ash (ph) many years ago. And I had the opportunity to interview and chat with her afterwards. And I said, Mary, if there’s any advice you could give me — I was in my 20s at the time — for me in my life, what with a you say?
And she said every single morning before you get and start your day, to sit down and write down the seven highest priority actions you could do today, because whoever sets the agenda brings the destiny about. And I started doing that. And I started compiling a list of the things that were truly important to me. And I noticed I increased the probability of those happening in my life just because I concentrated and I took…
KNIGHT: And we do them every day. We do that every day. I do that every morning.
DEMARTINI: At the end of the day, be grate grateful for all the different things that you accomplished. Those two things make a huge difference.
PROCTOR: … taught me the same thing. He said six things, same concept.
BECKWITH: Awareness. Awareness. Choice is a function of awareness. And he’s just described how you build your awareness.
KING: You have been an outstanding panel. I hope to do this again. I learned a lot of secrets about life here tonight. We hope everybody takes advantage of them.
Our guests have been Bob Proctor, John Assaraf, Michael Beckwith, John Demartini and J.Z. Knight.
And our subject has been “Beyond the Power of Positive Thinking: How to Change Your Life”.
We hope we’ve helped you.
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- We all work with one infinite power
- The Secret is the Law of Attraction (LOA)
- Whatever is going on in your mind is what you are attracting
- We are like magnets – like attract like. You become AND attract what you think
- Every thought has a frequency. Thoughts send out a magnetic energy
- People think about what they don’t want and attract more of the same
- Thought = creation. If these thoughts are attached to powerful emotions (good or bad) that speeds the creation
- You attract your dominant thoughts
- Those who speak most of illness have illness, those who speak most of prosperity have it…etc…
- It’s not “wishful” thinking.
- You can’t have a universe without the mind entering into it
- Choose your thoughts carefully – you are a masterpiece of your life
- It’s OK that thoughts don’t manifest into reality immediately (if we saw a picture of an elephant and it instantly appeared, that would be too soon)
- EVERYTHING in your life you have attracted – accept that fact – it’s true.
- Your thoughts cause your feelings
- We don’t need to complicate all the “reasons” behind our emotions. It’s much simpler than that. Two categories – good feelings, bad feelings.
- Thoughts that bring about good feelings mean you are on the right track. Thoughts that bring about bad feelings means you are not on the right track.
- Whatever it is you are feeling is a perfect reflection of what is in the process of becoming
- You get exactly what you are FEELING
- Happy feelings will attract more happy circumstances
- You can begin feeling whatever you want (even if it’s not there)… the universe will correspond to the nature of your song
- What you focus on with your thought and feeling is what you attract into your experience
- What you think and what you feel and what actually manifests is ALWAYS a match – no exception
- Shift your awareness
- “You create your own universe as you go along” Winston Churchill
- It’s important to feel good ( ( ( (((good))) ) ) )
- You can change your emotion immediately – by thinking of something joyful, or singing a song, or remembering a happy experience
- When you get the hang of this, before you know it you will KNOW you are the creator
- Life can and should be phenomenal – and it will be when you consciously apply the Law of Attraction
- Universe will re-arrange itself accordingly
- Start by using this sentence for all of your wants: “I’m so happy and grateful now that…… ”
- You don’t need to know HOW the universe is going to rearrange itself
- LOA is simply figuring out for yourself what will generate the positive feelings of having it NOW
- You might get an inspired thought or idea to help you move towards what you want faster
- The universe likes SPEED. Don’t delay, don’t second-guess, don’t doubt…
- When the opportunity or impulse is there – ACT
- You will attract everything you require – money, people, connections… PAY ATTENTION to what’s being set in front of you
- You can start with nothing – and out of nothing or no way – a WAY will be provided.
- HOW LONG??? No rules on time – the more aligned you are with positive feelings the quicker things happen
- Size is nothing to the universe (unlimited abundance if that’s what you wish) We make the rules on size and time
- No rules according to the universe – you provide the feelings of having it now and the universe will respond
- Most people offer the majority of their thought in response to what they are observing (bills in the mail, being late, having bad luck….etc..)
- You have to find a different approach to what is through a different vantage point
- “All that we are is a result of what we have thought” – Buddha
- What can you do right now to turn your life around?? Gratitude
- Gratitude will bring more into our lives immediately
- What we think about and THANK about is what we bring about
- What are the things you are grateful for?? Feel the gratitude.. focus on what you have right now that you are grateful for
- Play the picture in your mind – focus on the end result
- VISUALIZE!!! Rehearse your future
- VISUALIZE!!! See it, feel it! This is where action begins
- Feel the joy – feel the happiness )
- An affirmative thought is 100 times more powerful than a negative one
- “What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists.” Alexander Graham Bell
- Our job is not to worry about the “How”. The “How” will show up out of the commitment and belief in the “what”
- The Hows are the domain of the universe. It always knows the quickest, fastest, most harmonious way between you and your dream
- If you turn it over to the universe, you will be surprised and dazzled by what is delivered – this is where magic and miracles happen
- Turn it over to the universe daily… but it should never be a chore.
- Feel exhilarated by the whole process – high, happy, in tune
- The only difference between people who are really living this way is they have habituated ways of being.
- They remember to do it all the time
- Create a Vision Board – pictures of what you want to attract – every day look at it and get into the feeling state of already having acquired these wants
- “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein
- Decide what you want – believe you can have it, believe you deserve it, believe it’s possible for you
- Close your eyes and visualize having what you already want – and the feeling of having it already.
- Focus on being grateful for what you have already – enjoy it!! Then release into the universe. The universe will manifest it.
- “Whatever the mind of man can conceive, it can achieve” W. Clement Stone
- Set a goal so big that if you achieved it, it would blow your mind.
- When you have an inspired thought, you must trust it and act on it.
- How can you become more prosperous?? INTEND IT!!
- ‘checks are coming in the mail regularly’…. or change your bank statement to whatever balance you want in there…. and get behind the feeling of having it.
- Life is meant to be abundant in ALL areas….
- Go for the sense of inner joy and peace then all outside things appear
- We are the creators of our universe
- Relationships: Treat yourself the way you want to be treated by others – love yourself and you will be loved
- Healthy respect for yourself
- For those you work with or interact with regularly – get a notebook and write down positive aspects of each of those people.
- Write down the things you like most about them (don’t expect change from them). Law of attraction will not put you in the same space together if you frequencies don’t match
- When you realize your potential to feel good, you will ask no one to be different in order for you to feel good.
- You will free yourself from the cumbersome impossibilities of needing to control the world, your friends, your mate, your children…..
- You are the only one that creates your reality
- No one else can think or feel for you – its YOU – ONLY YOU.
- Health: thank the universe for your own healing. Laugh, stress free happiness will keep you healthy.
- Immune system will heal itself
- Parts of our bodies are replace every day, every week..etc…. Within a few years we have a brand new body
- See yourself living in a new body. Hopeful = recovery. Happy = happier biochemistry. Stress degrades the bod.
- Remove stress from the body and the body regenerates itself. You can heal yourself
- Learn to become still – and take your attention away from what you don’t want, and place your attention on what you wish to experience
- When the voice and vision on the inside become more profound and clear than the opinions on the outside, then you have mastered your life
- You are not here to try to get the world to be just as you want it. You are here to create the world around you that you choose.
- And allow the world as others choose to see it, exist as well
- People think that if everyone knows the power of the LOA there won’t be enough to go around – This is a lie that’s been ingrained in us and makes so many greedy.
- The truth is there is more than enough love, creative ideas, power, joy, happiness to go around.
- All of this abundance begins to shine through a mind that is aware of it’s own infinite nature. There’s enough for everyone. See it. Believe it. it will show up for you.
- So let the variety of your reality thrill you as you choose all the things you want… get behind the good feelings of all your wants.
- Write your script. When you see things you don’t want, don’t think about them, write about them, talk about them, push against them, or join groups that focus on the don’t wants…. remove your attention from don’t wants… and place them on do wants
- We are mass energy. Everything is energy. EVERYTHING.
- Don’t define yourself by your body – it’s the infinite being that’s connected to everything in the universe.
- One energy field. Our bodies have distracted us from our energy. We are the infinite field of unfolding possibilities. The creative force.
- Are your thoughts worthy of you? If not – NOW is the time to change them. You can begin right were you are right now. Nothing matters but this moment and what you are focusing your attention on.