LESTER LEVENSON'S STORY OF SUFFERING AND INNER AWAKENING
"You're sorry? Well, so am I! You saved my life ... for what? So that I can be an invalid for the rest of it?"
Lester Levenson Finds the Answer - Page 1 (Reprinted from the Abundance Course Website.)
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At the end of two weeks, Dr. Schultz arrived for his regular morning visit, and after examining his patient, pulled up a chair and sat down.
"I'm discharging you today. Your condition is stable, and there's no reason to keep you here any longer. Now that doesn't mean you're well. Far from it. You need an indefinite period of convalescence as well as checkups at regular intervals. But you don't need to be in the hospital any longer. You can continue with bed rest and medication at home."
The doctor went on to outline his at-home program of rest, medication, and regular office visits; his diet; social activities (none); even his sex life (also none). Lester was surprised, but determined to follow doctor's orders.
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"How long will this go on, Doc?" he asked. "How long do I have to take it easy like this? I realize you can't tell me exactly, but can you give me some idea?" He watched the doctor carefully as he waited for an answer. It seemed like a long time before Dr. Schultz spoke.
"How old are you, son?"
That wasn't what he expected. He wondered what was coming next. There was something in the doctor's manner he didn't like. "Forty-two," he answered and waited.
Dr. Schultz looked out the window, his face impassive as he sat lost in thought. After a long moment, during which neither man moved, the doctor nodded his head once, a sharp decisive movement which frightened Lester, and spoke abruptly and with finality.
"From now on, I'm afraid."
"What do you mean, from now on?" A very sick feeling was rising from his gut, up into his stomach.
"I mean that you cannot expect to live a normal life from here on." He went on quickly when he saw Lester's shocked look. "You've just had a very serious coronary; you're lucky to be alive at all. Anyone else would have been dead by now with the severity of this attack." The doctor paused, then cleared his throat, "I realize how difficult it must be for you to hear this, but I assure you it isn't pleasant for me either." He got up abruptly and walked to the window, his back to Lester. "I wish there were something else I could say; I wish I could tell you that in a few months you'd be back to normal and could pick up your life where you left off," he paused, turning to face Lester quietly, "but I can't. In all conscience, I can't tell you that and I'm sorry."
Lester was angry now. "You're sorry? Well, so am I! You saved my life ... for what? So that I can be an invalid for the rest of it? What the hell kind of life are you giving me back anyway?"
Once started, he couldn't stop. He raved on and on. All his frustration, rage and anger poured out until the sick feeling in the pit of his stomach finally rose to his throat and he began to cough and choke. The doctor held a basin for him while he gagged and heaved and finally fell back exhausted onto the pillows, his hand shaking as he reached up to wipe his mouth.
The doctor was shaking too as he carried the soiled basin to the bathroom. He carefully placed it on the floor, then hunched over the sink, one hand on each side of it supporting his weight, his forehead touching the cold mirror of the medicine chest on the wall. In spite of all his years of practice, these situations still affected him. He thought of home and wished he were there now, his day over, relaxing before dinner with a drink or two. With a deep sigh, he pulled himself erect and walked back into the room.
"I'll sign the discharge papers today. but you can stay on if you want," he said quietly "If you need more time to make your arrangements, I'll tell the nurse it's okay." He didn't know what else to say.
Lester answered, "No, that's all right, I'll leave today, this afternoon. There doesn't seem to be any point in prolonging it"
"All right, whatever you decide is all right. But remember that you can change your mind and stay a bit longer if you want." He stood in silence for a moment, while he closely examined Lester's ashen face. "Please be sure to take it easy when you get home. I can't overemphasize the importance of that. You shouldn't climb any stairs at all. And do you have shoes without laces; you know, loafers?"
"Loafers? No, why?"
"You might want to have someone buy you a pair. It's better if you don't have to bend over to tie your shoes. It puts an additional strain on your heart when you get into that position."
The idea struck Lester as ridiculous but all he said was "Okay, whatever you say." He'd always hated loafers but it didn't matter now. Then as he watched the doctor walk toward the door, a question occurred to him. "Doc," he asked, "I'm not going to die, am I? I mean, I might have to kind of take it easy from here on, but I'm not going to die, right?"
Dr. Schultz stopped. "I don't know," he answered, then turned to face Lester. "I wish I could give you a positive answer, but I can't. The truth is that I simply don't know. You've had a massive heart attack and you could live for another year or two, or you could go tomorrow. I just don't know."
"Thanks for being honest with me, Doc. I'll be seeing you."
Lester Goes Home
That afternoon, he went home to his penthouse as though to a tomb. "It is a tomb," he thought, "and I'm a dead man. I guess I'll just have to get used to it." His sisters wanted to help and offered to take turns staying with him, to take care of him, but he sent them away. He just wanted to be by himself.
He went to bed and mostly slept for three days, waking up only occasionally to eat, or take his medicines, or use the bathroom. Then he'd crawl, like a wounded animal, back to his hole.
On the fourth day something changed. After his midday meal he was sitting in a chair, looking out the window at Central Park. There was snow; the trees were sparkling; the park looked like a fairyland. He was thinking of how beautiful it was and then realized that he wasn't enjoying it at all. He could not respond, even to beauty. He was a virtual invalid, with no hope of ever getting any better. At best, he could look forward to years of sitting in this apartment, nursing a frail corpse that hadn't the good sense to lie down and get it over with. That thought made him so furious he got up from his chair with the greatest surge of energy he'd had since his attack, went straight to the medicine chest in the bathroom and counted his pills. He found a good supply of the newer medications; sedatives and heart pills.
There were also morphine tablets a doctor had prescribed some years before for the pain of kidney stones. There were certainly enough left in the bottle to take him off this planet if he chose to go. And morphine would be such a nice way to go; you just floated off on a warm, cozy cloud, everything rosy. It was certainly better than waiting for another heart attack.
Okay. Now he had a choice. For the first time since his illness, he felt he had some control over what happened to him. He considered what to do. Should he take the pills now and get it over with? No, not right now he decided; he could always take them when and if things got too bad.
He went back to his chair and began looking the situation over, speaking aloud to himself, "You're still breathing. No matter what those doctors or anyone else says about the prognosis, you're still breathing, and that's what counts. Maybe there's some hope after all."
"Okay, where do I start?" That question brought on the sinking feeling again, and it occurred to him that perhaps he should go ahead and take the pills at once. At least then he'd be out of his misery and could stop fighting. And what had he been fighting for all his life anyway? Just a little happiness, that was all; and he hadn't found it, not ever, not in any way that lasted more than a few minutes or hours at a time. Momentary... that's what life was... momentary... impermanent... always changing... you'd no sooner think you had it made, had everything nailed down and could relax, than the next thing would happen and there you were again ... right back where you'd started ... clutching, clutching, clutching for something you couldn't hold even if you got it. What the hell was life all about anyway?
What was it all about? What was he doing here on this planet? It didn't make any sense to him that he should be born; go through all he had gone through in his life; never really get anywhere that really mattered; and end up with nothing, absolutely nothing except a dying body and eventually even that turns to dust. All his possessions and accomplishments felt meaningless and empty. "Like dust," he thought.
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He had to laugh at the truth in that silly rhyme. Life seemed so stupid. But as he thought about taking the pills, he realized that he couldn't give up yet. There was something stirring in the back of his mind ... an elusive thought that there might be an answer if only he knew where to look. Well, he had nothing but time, he figured, and even though his body was half dead, he still had his mind; he could still think.
"Should I try?" he wondered aloud.
For a moment, he wavered, then decided with a shrug, "Oh, what the hell ... I got nothing to lose. If it doesn't work, I can always take the pills." And he knew he would if it came to that. There was no doubt in his mind.
That being settled, he didn't have to think about it again. His mind felt clearer than it had in a long time, and for the first time since his illness, he felt truly hungry. He went to the kitchen and fixed himself a real meal. Still very weak, he took his time and didn't try to rush. As he ate, his mind was busy exploring new thoughts, questions, ideas of where to look for his answer. The new project was exciting and he felt himself coming alive again.
Refreshed and strengthened by the meal, he went back to his chair by the window. "Where to begin?" he wondered, "Well, first, what are the questions?"
What is life? What is it all about? Is there a reason for my being here in this world, and if so, what is it?"
"What is life? What is it that I've been looking for?"
"Just a little happiness, that's all," he answered himself.
"Okay, then, what is happiness? How do you get it? Where do you find it?"
"What is life? What is this world all about and what is my relationship to it?"
"How did I get into this mess I'm in?"
"Is there a way out of this mess?" He already knew the answer to that one. Other than dying, there is no way out, but he thought if he could only get the answers, at least he'd know the reason for his life. He might make some sense out of it all, and that would be something. It would have to do.
First, he looked in the dictionary for definitions of happiness and life. They didn't tell him anything he didn't already know. Next, he went to his library of books collected over the years. There was Freud; could there be anything useful in that? No, he'd tried Freudian analysis for years, and it hadn't helped. He'd also read every book Freud had written that had been translated into English and hadn't found the answers. No, Freud had no answers for him. He went on to others; Watson's Behaviorism, Jung and Adler, nothing for him in those, either.
Then there were the philosophers. He began taking books from the shelves, putting them in a pile. He'd read them all cover to cover more than once, but maybe he'd missed something. After all, he thought, he hadn't then had specific questions.
Taking books to his chair by the window, he began to read. He skimmed through one after the other, stopping to read paragraphs or pages here and there.
His head began to feel clogged with information, and his thoughts were spinning. More and more impatient, he went back to the shelves for other books, books on medicine, physics, engineering. He had books on everything and he looked through them all over the next two days. The room was a mess, books piled everywhere, some lying open on the floor where he had thrown them in his frustration. The only ones left on the shelves were a joke book and some biographies, which had been given to him as gifts.
Where to look next? "You were always a smart boy" he told himself. "Didn't you win a full scholarship to Rutgers by competitive exams when there were only three being given? Even though you were a Jew, they couldn't hold that back from you. You won it!
"And in school, weren't you always on the honor roll? And haven't you read tons of stuff on man, from engineering and physics to psychiatry and philosophy and medicine?
"Well, if you're so smart, big shot, what did all that study and knowledge and reading get you? Migraines, kidney stones, ulcers, appendicitis, pain, misery, unhappiness, and finally a coronary which should have finished you off and didn't. What more do you need before you come to your senses?
"For a smart boy Lester, you are stupid, stupid, stupid! All that knowledge has availed you nothing. And here you are looking for more, wanting more books written by someone else who hasn't found the answers either."
"That's that!" he told himself. "I'm finished with all that crap."
With that decision, he felt a lifetime burden lift from his shoulders. Suddenly he felt light, almost giddy. He realized he had actually been looking for the same answers all his life, but now he knew, without a doubt, that if they were to be found in any of the conventional places, he would have already found them. He would have to look somewhere else. And he thought he knew where.
He would put all that useless knowledge aside, disregard everything he'd learned, go back to the lab and start from scratch. The problems were within him, he reasoned. It was his body, his mind, his emotions. The answers must be within him, too. That was his lab and that's where he would look. It felt good. He went to his chair and began.
Answers Begin to Emerge
For a month he sat, relentlessly questioning, probing. At first, he tried to obey doctor's orders and spend a good part of each day resting in bed but he couldn't stick with it. His mind was too active, and this new research was the most exciting thing he had ever done. He worked at it as intensely as he had worked on other projects, by trial and experience. He had two-way conversations with himself, first posing a question, then exploring each possible answer until he could either validate it or eliminate it. By doing this, he made his first big breakthrough; got the first real answer.
It was about a month after he'd begun his self-search, and he was looking into the question of happiness. He'd already eliminated some answers and once again asked himself, "What is happiness?"
The answer that came this time was, "Happiness is when you're being loved." That seemed simple enough.
He went on. "Okay, would you say you are happy now? Do you feel happy?"
The answer was no.
"Okay," was the conclusion, "then that must mean you are not loved!"
"Well, that's not exactly true," came the rebuttal. "Your family loves you."
That made him stop and think. He saw again their concerned faces when he'd been so sick in the hospital, remembered the pleasure in their eyes when he'd returned home after each lengthy sojourn elsewhere, heard his sister Doris' sweet voice on the telephone, "How are you, honey?" Oh, yes, he was loved. There was no mistake about that.
And there were women, too. He could think of more than one who would marry him in a minute if he asked. He knew it was so because they had asked him, and had broken off the relationship when he refused.
There were men who loved him, too, as a friend. These were men he had known all his life, real friends who had stood by him through all kinds of difficulties, who still called regularly just to say hello and see how he was doing, who enjoyed spending time with him. They loved him.
It came as a shock that with all that love, he still wasn't happy. It became obvious that being loved was not the answer to happiness. He threw it out and tried a new approach.
"Maybe happiness lies in accomplishments," he thought. He remembered when he'd won the Rutgers scholarship, when Kelivinator had upped his salary, when he got his first apartment, when he opened the first Hitching Post, when he made the coup in Canadian lumber. Proud of himself, yes. But happy? No, not what he would call happy.
"Well, then," he asked himself, "have I ever been happy and if so, when?"
The first part was easy; of course, he'd been happy sometimes. But when, specifically? He began to look at it... there were the summer times years ago when he was camping out with the fellows. He had been happy then. Oh, not every minute, of course, so what were the specific moments? The first thing that flashed into his mind was a picture of him helping his friend, Sy, put up his tent one summer. Sy had arrived late in the afternoon and one of his tent ropes had broken. Lester had helped him, both of them laughing, pleased with their friendship, feeling good about themselves and each other. He had been happy then. He chuckled at the memory. He felt good even now, thinking about it.
"What were some other times?" he asked, and the next thing he remembered was how he felt when his friend, Milton, had eloped in college. No one was supposed to know about it, but Milton had told his best friend, Lester. He had been very happy then; was it because he felt special that Milton had told him a secret? Upon reflection he saw that it wasn't that. No, it was the expression on Milton's face, talking about his beautiful new bride and how much he loved her; they just didn't want to wait until after college. Lester had felt a twinge of envy for a moment, but then had looked closely at his friend's face beaming with love and he knew he had definitely been happy for Milton. He felt the happiness well up in him even now, after all the years, as he sat with eyes closed, reviewing the scene in his mind. Yes, he had been happy then.
As he continued to review the past, happy times came faster and faster. He remembered June and driving to pick her up for a date, his heart singing with love, impatient to see her. He had been happy then.
And there was Nettie. Oh, God, he hadn't thought about her for such a long time. He really didn't want to now, there was so much pain attached to it, but there it was. He'd been running away from that pain all his life it seemed, and he was tired, tired of running. It was the end of the line and he simply couldn't run any longer. So he forced himself to look and to question.
Oh, yes, he had been happy with Nettie. Memories flashed through his mind, moments when he had held her in his arms so tenderly wanting to take her right inside himself. Moments at parties, when he would unexpectedly catch her eye across a room and be flooded with love. Remembering her smile, the sun glinting on her hair, the serious look on her face as they sat studying together, the faint flowery smell of her, the sound of her laughter, her voice soft in the night, "I love you, Lester."
He sat back and let the pictures flood him, wash over him, let it all flow, let the long-held pain flow. His heart ached until his carefully erected, protected dam broke and for the first time, he cried over his lost love, his Nettie, his darling. Grief seemed to come from some bottomless pit of pain and loneliness. It went on for what seemed like hours and when it was over, he felt drained and weak. When he could, he crept from the chair to his bed and slept like a dead man.
What Is Happiness?
In the morning, he woke very early feeling rested and refreshed. His first thought was, "Well, then, what is happiness?" He laughed at his tenacity as he rolled out of bed and into the shower. Preparing breakfast, his thoughts continued to explore the question which dominated his mind.
Well, then, what is happiness? What is the common denominator in all these moments? There was Sy, there was Milton, then June, and his Nettie... what was the common denominator? Somehow he knew it was tied up with love, but he could not, at first, see how. When it finally came, it was so simple and pure and complete an answer that he wondered why he had never seen it before.
"Happiness is when I am loving!" He realized that in every instance his feeling of love for the other person had been intense and that's where the happiness had come from, from his own feeling of loving.
It was so clear to him now that being loved was not the answer. He could see that even if people loved him, unless he felt love in return, he was not going to be happy. Their loving might make them happy but it would not, could not, make him happy. It was a new and mind-boggling concept and even though he instinctively knew that it was correct, his old scientific training didn't allow him to accept it without testing. So he looked into his past, remembering those times in his life when he had been loving and happy, and he recognized that at those times, the other person had not necessarily been loving him.
He looked at the other side too, the unhappy times and now that he knew what to look for, it was very obvious that he had not been loving. Oh, he'd thought at the time that he loved them, as with Nettie and June. He loved them, needed them, wanted them. But was that love, he wondered now. No, it was painful ... he was experiencing pain that they didn't love him. And even though he called it love, he was really wanting to possess them completely, thinking he needed all their love to be happy.
That was the key! He had been experiencing a want or lack of love, expecting the other person to supply the love, waiting for the other person to make him happy. He had to laugh, it seemed so ludicrous. To think that someone else could make him happy seemed like the funniest thing in the world. He knew, better than any one, that no one could ever make him anything. He'd always been very proud and stubborn and self-sufficient, sure that he never needed anyone or anything. "What a joke!" he thought. The truth is that he'd been all the time dying inside for want of love, thinking he had to get it from someone. Tears rolled down his cheeks as he laughed and laughed at the realization that what he'd been looking for all his life was inside him. He had been like the absent-minded professor looking everywhere for his glasses which were on top of his head all the time.
"What a shame," he thought, wiping away the tears. "What a shame that I never saw this before. All that time, all those years wasted ... what a shame"
"But wait a minute!" he thought. "If happiness is when I'm experiencing love for the other one, then that means happiness is a feeling within me.
"And if I felt unloving in the past? Well, I know I can't change the past, but could I possibly correct the feeling now inside myself? Could I change the feeling to love now?" He decided to try it. He looked at his most recent unhappiness, the day he left the hospital.
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"First," he asked himself, "was I experiencing a lack of love that day?"
"Yes," he answered aloud. "Nobody gave a damn about me, not the nurses, not the orderlies, not even Dr. Schultz. They did not care. As sick as I was, they threw me out, sent me home to die so they wouldn't have to watch one of their failures... well, the hell with them. They can all go to hell." He was shocked at the vehemence in his voice. His body trembled with rage and he felt weak. He really hated the doctor. He could feel it burning in his chest. "Oh, boy" he thought, " this sure isn't love."
"Well, can I change it?" he asked. "Is it possible to turn it into love for the doctor?"
"Hell, no," he thought, "why should I? What did he ever do to deserve any love?"
"That's not the point," he answered himself. "The point is not whether he deserves love. The point is, can you do it? Is it possible to simply change a feeling of hatred into a feeling of love-not for the benefit of the other person but for yourself?"
As the thought crossed his mind, he felt something break loose in his chest. A gentle easing, a sense of dissolving, and the burning sensation was gone. He didn't trust it at first. It seemed too easy so he pictured again the scene with Dr. Schultz in the hospital. He was surprised to find that it brought only a mild feeling of resentment rather than the previous intense burning hatred. He wondered if he could do it again.
"Let's see," he thought, "what did I just do?... Oh, yes. Can I change this feeling of resentment into a feeling of love?" He chuckled as he felt the resentment dissolve in his chest. Then it was totally gone and he was happy. He thought of Dr. Schultz again, pictured him in his mind and felt happy, even loving. He saw now, reliving that last meeting, how the doctor had hated to tell him the things he had to say. He could feel the doctor's pain at having to tell a young man in the prime of his life that his life was over. "Doctor Schultz, you son-of-a-gun," he said, grinning, "I love you."
"Well, it worked on that one," he thought. "If my theory is sound, then it should work on everything." Eagerly he began trying it on other moments, and the results were consistently the same. Each time that he asked himself if he could change the feeling of hostility or anger or hatred to one of love, the dissolving process took place. Sometimes he had to repeat it over and over until he felt only love for the person. At times, the entire process would take only a minute or two; at other times, it might take him hours of working on a particular person or event before his feelings were only loving, but he would doggedly stay with it until it was completed on each person and each incident.
His entire life came up for review in bits and pieces. One by one, he changed to love all the old hurts and disappointments. He began to feel stronger as the weight of his pain dropped away. He was happier than he had ever been in his entire life, and he kept it going, feeling even more happiness with each new thing corrected.
He stopped going to bed because he had so much energy that he couldn't lie down. When he felt tired, he would doze in his chair and awaken an hour or so later to start in again. There was so much to be corrected in his life that he didn't want to stop until he had looked under every stone and around every corner.
How far could he take this?
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The Law of Abundance by S.D. Buffington - Product Description - The Law of Abundance is a precise science that brings great clarity and predictability to every outcome; a philosophy that broadens insights and expands influence; a spirituality that can insulate you from failure; a journey that can take you anywhere you want to go; a vision that can bring you great fortune; a process for real transformation; a key to unlocking life's mysteries; a gift to all humanity. This book will change the way you look at everything. It presents a completely new paradigm that goes far beyond any previous attempt at explaining how and why life unfolds as it does. Here you will learn exactly how the most successful people throughout history have used the Law of Abundance to create the world we live in, to earn vast amounts of money, gain tremendous respect and personal power, maintain exceptional relationships, find deep joy and contentment, and accomplish every great thing. The Law of Abundance is based on scientifically proven principles that never change and never fail. So, if you believe you have tried everything and are still not experiencing wealth, health, happiness, achievement, great relationships and every other thing you desire, understanding and applying the Law of Abundance can completely and profoundly change your life - guaranteed.
The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity: A Simple Guide to Unlimited Abundance by Edwene Gaines - Editorial Reviews - From Publishers Weekly - Prosperity, says Gaines, is our birthright, a divine inheritance that incorporates not just material abundance but also a comprehensive knowledge of the consciousness of God. Gaines, a Unity minister, was once down-at-heel and wondering where the next meal was coming from, but now lives a life of luxury. She claims that to follow her example, readers need only put into practice four simple spiritual laws: tithe ten percent of all they earn or receive; set specific financial and spiritual goals; forgive others and themselves daily; and find and commit to a divine purpose. Gaines is well-schooled in Unity principles and the basic New Thought understanding of the power of positive thinking. Thus, for example, she includes an exercise for readers to utter no negative words for 21 days and watch, amazed, as their lives are transformed. Some of the book's stories of divine assistance with finances will spark skepticism in even the most credulous of readers, like Gaines's anecdote about winning a $100 grocery spree immediately after praying for food for her refrigerator, or a story about dreaming that she was supposed to go to Knoxville, Tenn., the night before a study group in that town sent word that they were looking for a Unity minister. Gaines's program is clear and her tone endlessly enthusiastic, but many readers will undoubtedly question her claims of limitless abundance. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Review - In The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity, Edwene Gaines blends sacred truths with delightful stories of spiritual principles at work"a masterpiece filled with love, humor, and practical steps for a life more abundant.~John Randolph Price, Best-selling author and chairman of the Quartus Foundation
Once in a blue moon a book comes along that changes your life forever. Edwene Gaines has written such a book. By the end of the second chapter I made a decision to follow her suggestions. Thanks to her I have taken an essential step in my own spiritual journey by putting God first in my financial life.~John Lee,
author of The Flying Boy and Growing Yourself Back-Up
"Edwene Gaines is 'a prosperity pioneer,' the likes of which the world has never seen. After years of lecture work on the subject, she is now sharing with us the results of what her teachings are and the numerous results those who have tried them have gotten. She writes as she lectures--in a straight forward manner with humor. An unbeatable combination! Read, practice, enjoy, and prosper..." ~Catherine Ponder
"Edwene Gaines follows in the tradition of Charles Fillmore, Eric Butterworth, and Catherine Ponder with her transforming message of prosperity: 'God wants you to be prosperous.' Beloved throughout Unity--and with good reason--she has touched hundreds of thousands of people with her breakthrough words of encouragement. Here, her straightforward guide lays it all out in a way that can change anyone's consciousness: four laws of prosperity delivered in the affable, endearing style of the one and only Edwene." -Thomas J. Zender, President & CEO, Unity
Not Manifesting? This Book is for You! by Kathleen Mackenzie - Product Description - I have found what I believe to be the missing information because my life is now working for me instead of against me. And I need to tell you right now-there is work involved. It is not simply focusing on what you desire with detachment-or any of the many attraction-based related themes. I know I soon recognized I was reading the same information again and again. I knew that I was either oversimplifying what I had learned-missing pieces of information-or both. I found out it was both. This information is now shared with you.
This book is meant for people already familiar with the Law of Attraction, Law of deliberate Creation, Law of Allowing, etc. This is not a book for beginners; it is for people who clearly understand the concepts of deliberate creation but who are not seeing the desired results.
If you read this little book and practice its lessons, and find you still need to attain your first deliberate creation, you are invited to email the author. She will be happy to help you with your first deliberate creation.
From the Author - If you are reading this book, then it's likely you are not manifesting your heart's desires with the degree of success you would like. In fact, you may believe you have not been able to manifest at all. You might be somewhere in between.The intended reader for this little book is the person who genuinely aspires to be the best person possible. If you are someone who wants to venture outside of day-to-day existence, and manifest all good things, and want only good for everyone you encounter--then this book is for you.
About the Author - Kathleen Mackenzie is a spiritual seeker who has been involved with metaphysics, new age thinking, past-life exploration for the past 35 years and has successfully unlocked the the secrets to deliberate creation.
The Key: Unlock The Power of The Universe (Attract and Receive What You Truly Want in Life.) by Kathleen F. Graham - Product Description - The Key - Unlock the Power of The Universe is truly the most powerful audio book you will ever own for manifesting the life of your dreams. - Kathleen Graham. If you've seen the Secret or are familiar with the Law of Attraction then you know you are the creator of your life. The Key: Unlock the Power of the Universe provides the answers to why you are getting what you are getting. The reason you are not receiving what you want is because you have road blocks standing in your way. These road blocks are the resistance in your life. The Key will teach you how to remove the road blocks and the resistance for good. It will teach you how to gain the power and the freedom to successfully have what you desire. The Key will teach you how to become more deliberate in creating and receiving. You are the creator of your life and now you can have the life you truly desire. The Key reveals why you are attracting the things into your life. The Key - Unlock the Power of The Universe contains the real secret of the secret. If you are struggling with finances, career or business, love, health, weight or success; The Key is your solution to changing your life forever. The Key will teach you how to reprogram your belief system in order to maximize your inner power and achieve your goals. You can have a life filled with abundance and prosperity. All you need is The Key: Unlock the Power of the Universe.... The choice is yours! Kathleen Graham, President of Success In U LLC, is a Personal Professional Coach, Talk Radio Host of The Power Within You and Law of Attraction Practitioner. Her other books are Law of Attraction Toolkit, Perfect Weight, Money Maker, and Unleash the Power Within You. Kathleen has helped thousands all over the world achieve their own success.
The Ten Laws of Wealth & Abundance by Ron Willingham and Gladys Pinkerton - Product Description - The Ten Laws of Wealth & Abundance is for people of all ages who feel financial pressures and are determined to have peace of mind, confidence, and hope for a secure tomorrow. Whether it s for yourself, or a gift for a client, graduate, or a loved one, this book is filled with ideas for everyday life.
Using money as a metaphor, the most famous person in the world shares his wit and wisdom with the young Andrew Baldwin. Beginning with a chance encounter, as a young clerk in a mercantile store, Baldwin rises from his lowly position in life to enjoy unparallel riches and personal prosperity.
What his mentor taught him, you too can learn and apply, in this highly readable book you ll learn that:
Prosperity or poverty are states of mind that can be changed by the choices we make.
You can take control of your finances and your life by following a few steps.
There are simple, fundamental principles that lead to financial freedom, abundance, and the accumulation of wealth.
There are sure-fire ways of earning more money.
You'll learn that real wealth and abundance aren't just about money and possessions, but relationships, values, and successful life principles. Not just what we get, but also what we give.
What People Are Saying
Whether just starting life's journey, or reassessing goals and purpose, 'Ten Laws' reminds us that real wealth is achievable. 'Ten Laws' also reminds us that real wealth is not just about money and possessions, but relationships, values and principles.
- J. Barry Griswell, President and CEO, Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA
Excellent book for financial survival...a must read for anyone desiring financial security.
- Kenneth C. Mlekush, President, Jefferson Pilot Financial, Greensboro, NC
A book that is as useful as it is enjoyable.
- Joe Kelley, President, American General Financial Group, Nashville, TN
This book is an excellent guide to financial freedom. Everyone should read and implement the 'Ten Laws'.
- John D. Blackburn, President, Country Insurance and Financial Services, Bloomington, IL
Anyone can have a plentiful supply of money...unless they choose not to!
About the Author - Ron Willingham - Ron Willingham is the author of twelve books. Among them are: Integrity Selling for the 21st Century, The Inner Game of Selling, Integrity Service, The People Principle, Hey, I'm The Customer, and The You, You Never Knew.
His Courses, Integrity Selling®, Integrity Coaching®, Managing Goal Achievement®, and The Customer® have been conducted in over eighty nations. Over 27,000 facilitators have been certified to conduct his courses, with nearly 2,000,000 graduates.
Organizations like IBM, American Red Cross, Johnson & Johnson, The Principal Financial Group, Library of Congress, Morgan Stanley, Trade New Zealand, the Guardian Life Insurance Company, Franklin-Templeton, and over 2,000 others have benefited from his courses.
A pioneer in interactive training methods, Willingham has created many firsts in the human development field. He designed the first program ever recorded on audio cassettes, and was the first chairperson of the National Speakers Association Sales Trainers Special Interest Group. His Integrity Selling client-focused sales process was a first, breaking the old traditional product-focused method of selling. His unique message has helped hundreds of thousands of people enjoy increased earnings, stronger goal clarity, and greater individual and corporate prosperity.
Willingham is Chairman of the National Board of Kids at Hope, a non-profit organization working through schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA's, and police forces to help kids succeed. Since its inception in 2000, 15,000 caring adults have been trained to touch kids' lives, and in excess of 300,000 kids have been touched with this development.
He was the Founder of Integrity Systems, and is now the CEO of LifeScript Learning Systems, based in Phoenix, Arizona.
Law of Attraction Toolkit: Learn How To Master The Secret (Start Receiving What You Are Wanting in Life!) by Kathleen F. Graham - Product Description - If you have heard about or seen The Secret, now learn how to apply these principles in your day-to-day life. The Law of Attraction Toolkit is a practical written guide. It is intended for those who have a pressing need for answers and instructions for effectively applying the Law of Attraction (The Secret). It is for those who are still struggling with creating and most importantly receiving what they truly desire in life. The Law of Attraction Toolkit will give you the methods and tools for deliberate creation. It will give you the answers you have been seeking. It will help guide you every step of the way to obtaining the life you have always wanted. Learn how to remove the road blocks that are stopping you from receiving what you desire. You have the power to create and receive, you just need the right methods and tools to get the job done. Why wait any longer when you can start creating your new life today. The actions you take at this very moment will pre-pave your future. If you truly want to HAVE a life of wealth, perfect health, prosperity, loving relationships and success, take the inspired action and purchase your copy of the Law of Attraction Toolkit today. The Universe is always listening. The real question is: Do You Know How To Ask and Receive?
Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don't by Michael J. Losier - Editorial Review - "Some books can change your life. LAW OF ATTRACTION is one of them! -- Carol Adrienne, Ph.D., author of "The Purpose of Your Life" and "When Life Changes, Or You Wish It Would", March 2003 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This self-help book offers an easy-to-follow, step-by-step inspirational program that leads readers through the process of figuring out what they want, why they don't have it yet, and what they need to do to get it and the life they've always desired.
The Law Of Abundance And How To Have It Now by David V. Bush - Product Description - THIS 38 PAGE ARTICLE WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE BOOK: Applied Psychology and Scientific Living V1, by David V. Bush. To purchase the entire book, please order ISBN 0766155269.
THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO ABUNDANCE: Activities for Learning the Law of Attraction and Creating the Life of Your Dreams - Second Edition by Melody Larson - Editorial Reviews - ...an excellent compliment to utilizing the Law of Attraction...My mind went from doubt to laughter and gratitude.... -- Manny Psyhos, reader, New York
I'm always looking for new ways to inspire my clients...This book has made my job much easier....! -- Shama Hyder, Divine Reach Coaching, divinereachcoaching.com
I'm always looking for new ways to inspire my clients...This book has made my job much easier....! -- Shama Hyder, Divine Reach Coaching, www.divinereachcoaching.com
Many books explain what the Law of Attraction is, but this is the first devoted solely to practical, fun activities that teach those who are new to the law how to apply it, guiding them every step of the way.
From the Publisher
So you've discovered The Secret or have otherwise been introduced to the Law of Attraction: NOW WHAT?
This delightful book offers 30 simple, practical, and fun hands-on activities that teach anybody how to successfully use the Law of Attraction to create a more abundant, more meaningful, and far richer life. If you've set goals for yourself and have been unsuccessful in achieving them thus far, your luck (luck? okay, there's really no such thing) is about to change!
Although the Law of Attraction is currently one of the hottest topics in the self-development field, it is also a law that has been in existence since the dawn of time, and is no secret to the many who have used it to create remarkable and meaningful lives. The trick is to learn how it works. By understanding how to apply the Law of Attraction purposefully rather than by default, you can have, be, and do anything that you desire.
This book has been created specifically for beginners. It explains the Law of Attraction in simple terms. Through analogy and example, you are guided through the 5 steps involved in applying the Law of Attraction successfully:
1. Asking for what you want
2. Knowing that you are worthy of having it
3. Removing all doubt that it is coming
4. Remaining in a positive emotional state
5. Receiving it through right action
Then, you are shown how to actually do each of these steps through a series of easy-to-follow, fun activities. If you don't know what you want, if you feel unworthy of having all that you desire, if your dreams seem unreachable or impossible, or if you find yourself feeling discouraged at never being able to follow through on your goals and dreams, then you need to read this book!
About the Author - Melody Larson is an accomplished teacher, life coach, writer, and Soul Purpose guide whose mission is to inspire growth and transformation in others. The "desire to inspire" is the passionate thread that weaves her various careers together, and she has taught hundreds how to create more abundant, successful, and meaningful lives.
Creating Money: Attracting Abundance (Sanaya Roman) by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer - Editorial Reviews - Network Quarterly, October 1997 - Money is one form of abundance that occupies most peoples minds at one time or another. When I read the preface, I discovered this book included channeled information. After reading it, I dont care who wrote it. Its good. It offers a common-sense, spiritualistic approach to creating what you want in your life.
Aquarius, Sign of the Times, February 1998 - If you were to ask a group of fifty people if they would like to be wealthy, chances are good that all would say yes. If you asked them what they'd do with the money, some would say they'd quit their jobs, travel or buy a bigger, better house. Still, many would say they'd change careers, do the work they've always wanted to do.
Its a fact that a greater percentage of the planets population is working at ill-fitted jobs, and, they believe, ill-fated. But the truth is what you have and where you are today are the results of all the choices and decisions you have made, and many have been based on past programming rather than on the new unlimited thinking, as taken up in Sanaya Roman and Duane Packers book Creating Money: Keys to Abundance. This book, filled with a wealth of advice channeled to the authors from their spirit guides, was first published ten years ago, and applies more than ever today.
The New Times, March 1989 - This book is about more than creating money, although that is the primary focus. Whether we like it or not, the Earth plane still uses money as the system of exchange of energy. Many people within the New Age have wonderful ideas they would like to implement but which are often foiled from the beginning partially due to lack of funding. The approach used in Creating Money is that in order to manifest many of our visions and dreams, money is needed and learning how to have money and use it to higher purposes is a good goal to attain.
John Harricharan for Body Mind Spirit magazine, September/October 1988 - Many books have been written about money and how to get it, but most times they are filled with impractical and theoretical ramblings. Creating Money by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer is a refreshing change. The authors have created an extremely practical and useful book to assist anyone who has money problems.
The book is divided into four sections, each dealing with certain aspects of the money problem, but all four blend together in such a way as to give the reader one of the most practical guides for becoming wealthy. Roman and Packer do not preach, but gently lead you through a myriad of universal truths that impact directly on your pocket book or bank account.
A series of practice exercises combined with a number of worksheets (which the authors call playsheets) assist the reader in following the true essence of the manuscript and, at the same time, serve as a summary for some of the more important areas of focus.
For all those who have ever had problems with money, for those who are struggling to make a living, or for those who simply would like to improve their quality of life, this book is a candidate for the Required Reading List. It should be re-read many times and occupy a prominent place on your bookshelf.
Product Description - This book is a course in manifesting and creating abundance in your life, Section I, Creating Money, is a step-by-step guide to the art of manifesting. You will learn how to discover what you want, drawing things to you that will fulfill and satisfy you, that are even better than what you ask for. You will learn advanced techniques of manifesting and how to work with your own energy and the power of magnetism to draw things into your life in the fastest, easiest way possible.
The second section of this book, Developing Mastery, will help you learn to work with and move through any blocks you may have about allowing abundance into your life. The third section, Creating Your Lifes Work, will help you learn to make money and create abundance through doing the things you love. You will learn many simple energy techniques to draw your ideal job to you, discover your life's work, and do what you love for a living. The fourth section, Having Money, is about having and increasing money and abundance in your life. You will learn how to create joy, peace, harmony, clarity, and self-love with your money, letting it flow and increase.
The Little Money Bible: The Ten Laws of Abundance by Stuart Wilde - Product Description - Teaches you the art of being in the right place at the right time, with the right idea and the right attitude.
About the Author - Stuart Wilde has written 16 books on consciousness and awareness; including Silent Power, ISBN: 1-56170-536-5, with sales over 59,000! His perceptive and quirky way of writing has won him a loyal readership over the years, and he has also had a lasting effect on the New Age movement. Over a period of 20 years, he has come to be known as "the teacher's teacher" because of the influence he's had on other writers and lecturers in the field.--This text refers to the Audio CD edition
Jack Canfield's Key to Living the Law of Attraction: A Simple Guide to Creating the Life of Your Dreams by Jack Canfield and D.D. Watkins - Product Description - Long before co-creating the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Jack Canfield was already teaching the ancient principles of the Law of Attraction. Canfield has been consciously living in harmony with this universal law for more than thirty years, and his personal success is a testament to its power. Now, in Jack Canfield's Key to Living the Law of Attraction, he shares his knowledge and experience with you and offers you his proven tools and techniques for applying the Law of Attraction in your own life.
This book is a simple 'how to' guide for using the Law of Attraction to create the life you desire. Within these pages, Canfield clearly explains not only what you need to know, but what you need to do in order to attract what you want in your life. Jack Canfield's Key to Living the Law of Attraction addresses the important issues of clarity, purpose, and action. This thought-provoking guide will take you step by step through the processes of defining your dreams, goals, and desires. Along the way, you will gain a greater understanding of yourself‹a sense of who you really are and why you are here. Your journey begins right here, right now. You can change your life, increase your awareness, and empower yourself to create an amazing future‹one that is filled with love, joy, and abundance.
This book is your key.
About the Author - Jack Canfield is a sought-after national speaker, trainer, and cocreator of the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul book series.
D.D. Watkins is a mother, successful entrepreneur, and artist.
Beyond the Secret: Spiritual Power and the Law of Attraction by Lisa Love - Editorial Reviews - Product Description - Review
"Reading this book can help you to find happiness and when you do, you will be a success." Bernie Siegel, MD, author, 365 Prescriptions for the Soul and Prescriptions for Living
"Beyond the Secret reveals the true nature of the Law of Attraction, so that we may avoid the pitfalls of spiritual grasping and fulfill our true service to the world." Carol Adrienne, PhD, author, The Purpose of Your Life
"The much-ballyhooed Law of Attraction should come with a warning Oscar Wilde's observation that 'When the gods want to punish us, they answer our prayers.' It is no secret that people attract what they want; the key is to want the right things, for the right reasons. Beyond the Secret is a valuable step in this direction." Larry Dossey, MD, author, The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things
"OK, so what if we can attract some of the things we desire? As Lisa Love makes abundantly clear, what is far more important is learning what is worth desiring in the first place." Roger Walsh, MD, PhD, University of California Medical School; author, Essential Spirituality: The Seven Central Practices
"Written in a clear and inviting manner, Beyond the Secret is a bold and fearless attempt to get readers to understand the difference between using the Law of Attraction in an egotistical, versus a spiritual way. A very important book, indeed!"--Susan Jeffers, PhD, author of Embracing Uncertainty and The Feel the Fear Guide to Lasting Love
"Beyond the Secret will guide you on the path of fulfillment. Learn how to manifest from the inside, out and not only realize your deepest desires but help co-create a better world for the highest good of all."--Jean-Marie Hamel, PhD, author of Living From the Inside Out and host on Progressive Radio Network
"When I first saw "The Secret" on DVD I had some concerns about the simplistic manner used in conveying the message of The Law of Attraction, especially to those who were not too familiar with the concept. What I loved most about Lisa Love's book Beyond the Secret is that it explains in a simple yet thorough manner to the layperson what and how to use The Law of Attraction. It does not embellish any false perceptions about the possibility of 'winning the lotto' to someone who maybe in a severe economic situation. This is an honest and engaging book that will take you 'Beyond The Secret'."--Samira Rao, author of Living in Chaos is Living in Stability
"This book is not only a wonderful response to the idea of the law of attraction but a guide as to how to manifest through faith what you need to be of the greatest service rather than what you may think you want. If the motives are pure the reward is always far greater than anything we may desire."--Calina Burns-Owner & VP CBuJ Entertainment, BOD member Lymphatic Research Foundation
Product Description - Since the publication of The Secret, everyone seems to be talking about the Law of Attraction. In the popular imagination, everything we desire can be ours. But the Law of Attraction is more than the power of positive thinking or a plan to get rich quick. In Beyond the Secret, Lisa Love teaches us how to use the Law of Attraction spiritually. Instead of focusing on the selfishness and greed in human nature that leads us to want, want, want, Love inspires her readers to see beyond the individual ego and to attract and retain objects and events that will be beneficial to ourselves and to others.
Lisa Love makes the Law of Attraction accessible to everyone, revealing essential insights on how to discover true and lasting life satisfaction.
Beyond the Secret teaches you to:
-understand what Spirit wants for you in this life
-use the Law of Attraction to gain insight into yourself and your destiny
-create and maintain a deeply satisfying sense of spiritual fulfillment
Not everyone can use the Law of Attraction to win the lottery or to become the next American Idol, but everyone can use the Law of Attraction to become a happier and better person.
The Abundance Book by John Randolph Price - Product Description - Timeless teachings from Ageless Wisdom, which reveal the truth about the Law of Abundance.
About the Author - John Randolph Price is an internationally known, award-winning author and lecturer. Formerly a CEO in the corporate world, he has devoted over a quarter of a century to researching the mysteries of ancient wisdom and incorporating those findings into the writing of many books, which include: The Abundance Book, ISBN: 1-56170-347-8, which has sold over 120,000 copies!
In 1981, John and his wife, Jan, formed the Quartus Foundation, a spiritual research organization headquartered in the Texas hill country town of Boerne, near San Antonio. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.