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Manifesting, The Power of SecrecyIf you have a very important goal that you are aiming for, I recommend not telling ANYBODY. Keeping it a secret will help you to create the results faster. Don't take my word for this. Test this for yourself. See if this is true. Let's say you want, more than anything, a new car. How about a Jaguar sports car, a two-door? By the way, I pronounce this JAG-gwar, with my American accent. My wife is from England and pronounces it JAG-yu-AR. The car drives the same, no matter how mistakenly you pronounce it. Okay, so let's say you want a Jag :-) And you are doing the 100-to-1 visualization technique. And you did the Magic-27 correction to make sure there was no self-sabotage getting in the way. And you are doing breathwork to clear away any remaining internal blocks. Maybe the Release Technique as well. If you do the above steps daily, you'll notice that your world changes. Funny coincidees will happen, like you see the car more often, or a car pulls up next to you and the driver asks for directions, and you notice the car is the one you want.
When these little markers show up, it will tempt you to tell someone else about these coincidences. But don't. Not until you've reached your goal: The specific goal that you want, down to the very last detail. Not just seeing the car, not just touching or even driving the car, but owning and enjoying the car, the way you want. IMPORTANT: Pick your own goal. I am mentioning the car only as an example. (With fuel prices soaring, maybe you don't want a sports car anyway. Maybe you'd rather have...an oil field.) Why is secrecy so effective? I will tell you tomorrow, along with a little technique to boost your results faster than anything I know of. Remember: If the goal matters to you, then don't tell anyone until the results show up, just the way you want. Talk with you soon, Sean p.s. One reason why secrecy is so powerful is hinted at by the word itself. "Secrecy" comes from an old French term for "set apart." Why does this matter? I'll tell you in the next post.
Affirmation Success Newsletter This issue: Secrecy, Part 2Secrecy, part 2 Here's part 2 about the value of secrecy. This is NOT meant to be theoretical. Test this notion for yourself. Instructions for a do-it-yourself experiment are at the bottom of this note... Sincerely, Sean ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Secrecy is powerful, part 2 True Story: About four years ago I was at my desk in Hollywood (Florida) realizing how utterly disorganized my website files were. Since I had just started a consulting business for online marketing, this was a problem. Then I remembered a workshop I attended in Pasadena, Maryland the year before. It was a Win Wenger conference on creativity, held in a beautiful house, and during a break one of the attendees borrowed a house computer to check on his website. I'd like to be organized just like that guy was, I thought to myself. His website files were perfectly set up, I remembered. I stopped thinking about this, got up from my desk and walked into my living room. I picked up a magazine that I had been meaning to read. I leafed through it and laughed outloud when I saw the picture.
In this magazine was a feature about the house I was JUST thinking about. The one where the creativity workshop was held. Surprise, there was even a photo of the workshop area where the computer was, the one where the guy showed his website files! Let's think about the coincidence factor here. What are the odds that a house in Pasadena, Maryland would be featured in a magazine -- with a photo of ONE particular countertop -and I would see this article and photo a minute after thinking about it? Have you had experiences like this? You think of someone and the phone rings and it's them. (And you haven't heard from *them* in 8 years!) You know, really WILD coincidences like that. (Don't worry if you haven't had those experiences. Just road-test the things I'll be emailing you and watch what happens.) Do you know why these 'coincidences' happen? My theory is this... This is a dream you're having. Really. And your mind and attention CAN change the content of your 'dream.' Just like you can (with practice) change the content of a dream when you are sleeping. In my experience there are two conditions for this: 1. You mustn't let this dream convince you it's real. Fear and greed (and greed is really just another form
of fear) are two ways that you get hooked into this dream and forget how changeable it is. This is why mental hygiene is so crucial -- through EFT, NLP, Silva Method, Sedona Method, Energy Medicine, SOMETHING to rinse off the fear and greed that gathers like dew on the outside of your mind. Win Wenger's Beyond OK material is ESPECIALLY good for staying energetically 'clean': http://pavlovpublishing.com/beyondok/ By the way, if you are saying, "What is all this 'dream' crap? There is real suffering here in this world, we're facing global warming, my car payment is late, my friend has a disease, and...." (That reaction is natural, but it's also what I mean when I say don't let the dream convince you it's real. You can still be aware and compassionate and let this be a changeable dream.) 2. Don't ask the dream to change itself, or ask anyone IN your dream for permission (or cooperation) to change YOUR dream. This second part is why secrecy is so powerful. When you are secret about your intentions for changing your 'dream' you are removing yourself from the content of the dream. Stepping out, like an actor practicing a role steps off the stage to talk with the playwrite about changing a scene. It's not the CHARACTER talking, it's the actor. Last week I was on the set of the tv show CSI:Miami. (My brother is a stunt-double for the red-headed guy.) One of the fun things about being on the set of a TV show is how you see something so real is actually so make-believe. What if your life were actually a show?
If you never stepped out of character and got off the 'set' you would never be able to talk with the writer (another part of your mind) about changing the content of your show. The word "secret" originally comes from an expression meaning "set apart." If you step out, or "set yourself apart" for a little while, to make changes you want to make, what would you change first? Can you imagine that change happening in a way that ONLY makes things better and happier for everyone else? For the other actors in your show?
===================================== do it yourself experiment... Make a goal up in your mind, an intention that you REALLY want to have happen. I would recommend a m-o-ney goal, but you could pick anything. Don't tell ANYONE until the goal shows up. Not even me. Not anybody. No one. Not your Priest or Rabbi, or your "Success Coach." Do the 100-to-1 technique (you can find this at pavlovpublishing.com/archive somewhere) and picture the benefit to OTHER people through your goal coming true. Watch what happens. Sean Collins
Affirmation Success Newsletter This issue: One Secret to faster manifestingOkay, say you want something. Let's say money. Or a new relationship. You COULD use techniques I've taught in previous issues of this newsletter. Those techniques -- 100-to-1, Aah meditation, Mantra, pink bubble, electric manifesting, to name a few -- really work. (Especially electric manifesting.) The formula for manifesting works for skeptics and it works for believers. The formula is this: 1. 2. 3. 4. Get specific about what you want. Let go of your inner blocks to having what you want. Contemplate the item from step 1 WHILE relaxing your physical body. To the extent that you can do number 3 without ANY conscious or unconscious awareness of lack OR obstacle then the item from step 1 will show up.
The above steps are of course easier said than done. And the DETAILS of each step vary according to your custom and belief. (Religious science, Huna, Silva Method, DynaPsyc - you name it.) DOING the above steps of the master formula are what this newsletter is all about, so that your life is more enjoyable for yourself and for people you care about. To me the crucial step is step 2. When you can let go of your inner blocks (and EFT will do, as will NLP, hypnosis, self-hypnosis, Silva, Sedona Method, Release Technique, you name it), the results just plain show up. But I noticed that people who get stellar results from prayer and visualization and even electric manifesting -- share a certain trait, and it's one that surprised me because it's SO simple, and yet so easy to NOT do. When I use this principle, I find that MY goals happen faster and easier as well. I can sum up the principle in a sentence... That which serves the larger system thrives. If you can use your mind to plug YOUR want into a larger completed system, then you will satisfy your want even faster and easier.
This isn't just pollyannaish thinking, this is a law of nature. But don't take my word for it. Test this principle personally. I'll show you an experiment you can do. But first a little background... My old newsletters float around the internet a lot, and often wind up in sites that are related to two things...money and sex. Which is good! (I think it's a great thing for people to have plenty of both, and if I can help make that happen, then great!) But these are two areas that foster more secrecy and privacy than others, and so the mindset around getting these goals TENDS to be private and self-serving in SOME people. (Not you, of course.) Using your mind (and/or language, which is just a tool of your mind) to MAKE others give you money, or attention, or to MAKE them sleep with you, or propose to you. (Who wants to be on the receiving end of outright manipulation?) Sure, these techniques of intention and language CAN work for getting you what you want. But only when the larger system is served by the outcome coming true. Serving the larger system accidentally, versus serving the larger system intentionally, makes a BIG difference. Criminals serve the larger system by keeping cops and judges and prison guards employed. (I know firsthand about this because my father was a cop and we always had food when I was growing up.) Illness serves the larger system by keeping the doctors and pharmaceutical companies employed. In other words, the larger system is going to benefit in some way no matter WHAT you do, no matter how sleazy or life-damaging. So here is what I am recommending instead... FOCUS on the gains to the larger system in way that ONLY enriches others, and the POSITIVE benefit to the larger system. We already know that YOU will gain from the goal being true, or you wouldn't be wanting it in the first place. But who ELSE will gain? If you can mentally attach YOUR goal to the better interests of the larger system, then YOUR outcome will happen faster. I call this the Law of Completion, and you can test it immediately. Think of a goal you have right now. Maybe it's money. Or maybe you want a relationship with that new cutie in the office. Or a promotion. Or a new car. Please think of something specific.
Got one? Now play along with me for a moment. See the pattern in the following examples..
Your heart is in your chest because it serves a useful function to other parts of your anatomy. Your refrigerator is in your kitchen because it serves a REALLY important function to your household. Your stereo is in your car (home) because it serves an important function in its environment.
If your goal comes true, it will come true BECAUSE it serves a larger function that is for the good of others. What is that larger function? Be specific! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Here is an example that may help... I recall needing to reach an income goal to pay for a trip, and mentioned this to a friend of mine. She asked me how much money I needed, and how many clients that would turn out to be. I said six new clients. By the following week! I knew all about the Silva Method and visualization, but didn't understand this bit about systems and the Law of Completion. She and I sat and did a meditation together. We described outloud how the phone would ring and the new clients would call and make the appointment and would benefit SO much from their appointment that they were delighted. Then we pictured how they were SO delighted they told OTHER people about their gains, and those people were energized in a positive way. The gains spread outward to more and more people, inspiring confidence and insight to a network of people throughout the city, the region, the state, the country, the globe. The six people called and I made the income goal in time. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do-it-Yourself experiment... Don't just assume that others will benefit from your goal being true. SPECIFY in your mind, and visualize (describing aloud) the gains that OTHERS will have FROM your goal being true.
If you are selling something, see specifically how the customers are enriched from buying your product or service. No matter HOW selfish a goal you think you have, whether it's to have a one-night-stand, a spouse, a batch of new clients, a new car, a new house, a cure for an illness, there is ALWAYS a way to connect THAT goal to OTHERS' gain. Do that, and watch what happens! Next issue... Manifesting with the golden ratio
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Issue Three/Part one October 1998 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IN THIS ISSUE... Prayer/how a man in New York won millions in the state lottery not once but twice/what science has found about prayer 1. Success Stories: a. Two-Time New York Lottery Winner b. One-Time Lonely Newsletter Editor 2. Do-it-yourself Techniques: Praying for a change ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This FREE publication by Collins, Inc. is sent only to people who have requested it. If you have been forwarded this copy, you are welcome to subscribe personally to receive your own free copies from now on by e-mailing [email protected] If you are already a subscriber, and wish to receive no further issues, e-mail "remove" to [email protected] (As a subscriber or former subscriber, your name and e-mail address are never made available to other companies.) If you enjoy this newsletter and find it useful, please tell your friends, family and others whom you care about. Thank you. Sean Collins, Editor [email protected] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Success Story... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A man in New York won the state lottery not once but twice. The odds are against winning the lottery one time. Twice is close to statistically impossible. Asked by reporters how he accomplished such a thing, the man said the answer was simple: He prayed. (My first thought upon reading this was how, exactly, this man phrased his prayers the SECOND time he won millions of dollars. "Dear God, I
know I won a few million recently, and thanks, but I really need to win this next one.") You might counter that a lot of people pray to win the lottery, but that not everyone who prays wins.
The question is, HOW are they praying? What are they doing when it DOES work? One of the blessings NLP has let loose on humanity is the core notion that if ONE person can do something with an adequate neurology, then anyone else with an equally adequate neurology ought to be able to duplicate that result. Southern Medical Journal published a study on the effects of prayer. Cardiac patients at a California hospital were randomly divided into two groups. One group was prayed for, and the other group was a control group (not prayed for). It was a double-blind study, so the patients, doctors, and nurses did not know which group was which. Prayer groups around the country did not know the patients personally, only their names. The results were startling. The group prayed for had fewer complications than the control group, had zero fatalities (unlike the control group), and fewer post-op complications over-all. They also left the hospital earlier, on average, than the control group. If there were a drug that produced results like these, people would line up around the block to buy the pills at their local drug store! Wait, though, it gets better... A group in Scotland did studies on the effects of prayer on rye seeds. Seeds placed in a petrii dish were prayed for to grow better. The dish of seeds was divided down the middle. One side was prayed for and the other side was not. The seeds prayed for grew better than the control group. Saline (salt water) was added to the soil, making growth even more of a challenge. The difference between the group of seeds prayed for and the seeds not prayed for was even more dramatic with the presence of saline!
What is exciting about an experiment like the one above is that it is completely replicatable! Test it yourself. If you really don't want to experiment with rye seeds (or bacteria, as some researchers have), then experiment with your office. Pray for some co-workers to have wonderful things happen to them, and then notice what happens. Or pray for your sales calls on Tuesday and Thursday to go beautifully, then check results those days against results the rest of the week. Researchers also found that among those who prayed for enhanced growth of seeds, the results of people who had more experience praying was greater than with people who were less experienced. This is important to notice because it means the more you pray the better results you are likely to get! (Also consider that the people perhaps MOST experienced in saying prayers objected to participating in the research, objecting to "putting God in a laboratory" and therefore were not included in the studies.) Distance did not make a difference, nor did putting the prayed for item in a sealed-up safe. Something outside of space and time caused beneficial changes. How it works is a mystery. THAT it works is proven. The question, though, is... What is prayer? You might think of it like tapping into electricity. If you have to iron a shirt, and you are inserting the plug of the iron into the electrical socket in the wall, you TRUST that the electricity will be available. You don't have knowledge or certainty that the electricity will be there. The electricity is, strictly speaking, a matter of faith. (Interestingly, your faith in the existence and power of electricity is so strong, that even if there were no power to your iron after you plugged it in and turned it on, you would sooner think that something was wrong with the circuitry of your iron, or the circuitry of your home, than wonder about the existence of the electricity! Imagine having THIS kind of faith with your prayers!) My upbringing was Catholic, and prayer for me ever since childhood had been of two kinds: 1. Reciting memorized prayers (such as the Our Father, the Hail Mary, and Grace before meals)
2. Prayers for results in the world, such as "Dear God, I have a soccer game this Thursday, so please help us win over the other team. I'll really appreciate it, God..." A third way of thinking about prayer I first learned from an amazing book called A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson. She is a student and teacher of something called A Course in Miracles, and the approach from the Course is that prayer is about changing troublesome ways of thinking. Prayer plugs you into a healing source that changes what and how you perceive your world. The universe is literally reflecting your beliefs and expectations back to you, and the function of Prayer (aligning with Infinite Intelligence you might say), is correcting your perceptions so that the world as it is reflected back to you reflects the harmony of your thoughts. True Story: Two friends of mine (a man and a woman) and I went to a bar where another friend works. We walked in and found our way to a pool table and weren't there more than a few minutes when our friend who worked there came over to the pool table. She said with a smile, "I have already had someone ask me about you (pointing to the woman) and you (pointing to the man)." I remembered that these two people I had come in with were always being flirted with when we all went out to clubs together. I sat there feeling like Quasimodo, wondering why no one asked about me. This wondering didn't go away either, and my brain did a good job of reminding me of all the times I had felt or been rejected by the opposite sex all the way back to Colleen Leahy in the 2nd grade. Feeling unattractive, undesirable, insecure, I was already having a crummy time. New to this notion of prayer as a way to heal my thinking, I got up, walked to the men's room, went into a stall, and said outloud in my mind (I may have also whispered aloud) "God, there is no area of my life where I am more neurotic and insecure than in feeling attractive to the opposite sex. I surrender all of this to you. Please heal my thinking about this..." I felt a little petty praying about such a topic, but it was a comfort nonetheless to admit in this brief prayer exactly what I was thinking and feeling. (Whether or not a Being was listening, I certainly FELT more peaceful as a result of this time-out.) I left the men's room, and on my way BACK to the pool
room, incredibly, a woman got up from the table where she was sitting, stood right in my way, and said, "I know you from somewhere." I looked at her and smiled. I didn't know her. She was attractive, friendly, and we spent two hours chatting and UNsuccessfully finding out where we knew each other from. Finally we exchanged phone numbers and made a date for the following night! Now, if I had gone to the restroom and said, "Okay God, here's what I want: Arrange for an attractive woman to stand in my way and insist that she knows me from somewhere. Also, make sure she is a brunette, and is free for dinner tomorrow night." That would have been absurd. A Course in Miracles is about changing your thoughts. The metaphor in the Course is that this experience of your life is a lucid dream you are having while asleep in God's house. God is not in the dream, but your mind is literally manifesting the circumstances of your life. Your beliefs and expectations are orchestrating events BEFORE YOU EXPERIENCE THEM. This is consistent with the "map is not the territory" basis of NLP. If your map is richer, so are your travels. There you are, map in hand, looking out at the terrain, and someone is with you, next to you. Your Divine Travel Guide, you might say... =============================================== Do-it-yourself Experiment #1: Spoken Prayer -----> How to do it: Think of whatever is the WORST problem on your mind, the secret problem you don't tell others about and wish you could press the cosmic "delete" button and remove from your life. Whatever is between you and Peace of mind is worthy of attention here. (As you can tell from my example above, NOTHING is too vain, petty or small to include in the category of troublesome. If it hurts you, it needs resolving.) Find a private place and say, even if you feel silly, some variation of the following: "Dear God, I am (frightened/bothered/upset) about X and don't know what to do. Please heal my thinking about this. Please guide me to learn through joy instead of pain. Heal my thinking, cleanse my perceptions, that I may resolve X and be your joyful child again. I surrender this to you completely. Thank you, God."
Affirmation Success NewsletterIN THIS ISSUE... 1. Success Story: My brother the stuntman, my aunt the lottery winner 2. Do-it-yourself Technique: the 100 to 1 method. 3. Experimental products (coming in future issues) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Success Story.... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (Note: Some success stories I will include in this newsletter I have personally experienced, some I personally witnessed, and some I was personally told. Every story is shared not to impress or entertain but to invite you to explore what results you can create for yourself. Test the processes! You didn't know what your favorite foods were until you tasted them. So I invite you to taste the processes in these newsletters and use them to help yourself and people you care about to live more happily. I would like to hear YOUR success stories, and with your permission, include them here. -- Sean Collins) In 1989 a friend invited me to go to a Church carnival. There was a used book sale there, in the parish hall, where I bought --for 25 cents-- a tattered little paperback called the Silva Mind Control Method. The book said that if you want something to happen, then you ought to do a specific visualization technique that would quiet your brainwaves down to a more creative level of mind. It made a case for attending the Silva Method course, but said that until you attend you can do the 100-to-1 visualization technique. (Described later in this newsletter.) I liked that Jose Silva presented the material as more scientific than metaphysical, at least it seemed so to me, since his techniques had to do with brainwaves and cycles per second and brain hemisphere lateralization. So I decided that I would test this information. Once a day for two weeks I would do the instructions as he described and "program" an event to happen.
The funny thing was, I didn't have anything that I knew I wanted. So I asked my brother if he could have anything in the world, what would it be? He said that he wanted to be stunt coordinator of a movie coming to Ft. Lauderdale. Suddenly I had a project I could work with. I didn't tell my brother that he would be a part of my experiment. For the next two weeks, once each day, I did the 100-to-1 method and at that quieter level of mind pictured him wearing a shirt that said "Stunt Coordinator" on it. Jose Silva's instructions did not say to do this, but spontaneously I also pictured in the mental image my brother's heart opening and filling the scene with color. This aspect happened pretty much intuitively, and may have been my unconscious way of making sure this project was in line with what he would love to experience. (If you are familiar with the idea of "chakras" I was imagining love from his heart chakra filling the mental picture.) What I had not learned from Jose Silva was for how long I ought to picture the desired result. (In an upcoming issue I'll share what scientific research on prayer has found about how length of time affects the results of mentally intending something.) I decided to maintain the image in my mind for as long as 'felt' good to do so. It was never for more than a few minutes, and usually the signal I felt in my body that I had done enough visualizing for one session was that I would start laughing. As a routine, I did the visualizing in the bathroom, because I was already seated, and also I wanted to make sure I did the process on a daily basis, once a day for two weeks. (Jose Silva mentions this also. For people who say that can't get away from work or family to sit and visualize, do it while sitting in the bathroom.) At the end of the two weeks, I stopped. "Oh well, let's see what happens," I thought. Three days later my mother called my apartment. "Sean, you'll never guess what happened to your brother." "What?" I asked. She said that he was in a parking lot in Ft. Lauderdale, and a man told him that he would be perfect for a movie that is coming to town and would he like to audition? At the audition, Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro picked him out of 11 people to do stunt work in the film.
That movie, "Cape Fear", features my brother as one of three guys hired to beat up Robert DeNiro's character. He is the one wielding the motorcycle chain. My visualization was for him to be stunt coordinator, which he was not. As he had never been a movie stunt coordinator, or even a stunt man for a film before, then the auditions (there were two) and selection to appear in a stunt scene are still extraordinary. Short of the intended outcome, but still extraordinary! Another story about this 100-to-1 technique: My aunt is a generous, kind person but with the most astonishing ability to be critical and pessimistic about any topic of conversation. (Think Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh.) She was visiting from New York for many weeks and bought Florida lottery tickets every day. One day during her visit she mentioned that she wants more than anything to win the lottery. So I told her, "If you would like to win, all you have to do is this 100-to-1 visualization process and picture the result." (Again, details for your own experimenting are at the end of this newsletter.) "Do it once a day for two weeks and then stop," I told her. (Ordinarily I recommend experimentation, but in her case I said it with as much certainty as I could muster.) She listened carefully, without criticizing, and surprised me by saying she would do it. Four weeks later she saw me at a relative's house and kiddingly smacked me on the arm. "I thought I was supposed to win the lottery," she said. "Did you do that visualization?" I asked. She said yes. "Oh, then you'll win," I said matter-of-factly. "Just put it out of your mind." Three days later she won. Here is where it gets really interesting. The first words I heard her say when she verified that she had the winning numbers were, "Watch, the prize probably won't be that much." She won on a Wednesday. The jackpots on Monday, Tuesday, Thurday and Friday were all between 25 and 30 thousand dollars. The Wednesday prize, mysteriously, dipped to 5,000. "Watch, the prize probably won't be that much." She was right!
Funny follow-up to this story: When she went to the lottery office to redeem her winning ticket, she said that the lotto office looked just like what she had visualized, even though she had never been to the office before. Her visualization was of herself redeeming the winning ticket at the booth in the local lottery office. (More in future newsletter issues about "peeking" into the future with alpha and theta visualization.) There was a Silva Graduate class here in South Florida not long ago and a young woman got up in front of the room and showed her tax returns because she figured no one would believe her story. She had pictured herself in front of the television circling each number on her lottery ticket until every number was circled. She said that it happened just as she pictured it. I don't recall the exact amount she had won. If you do experiment with lotteries, I want to mention that if your outcome is money, there are many, many easier avenues for money to find you than through a state lottery. One technique I learned from NLP/Hypnosis teacher Carolyn Deal of North Carolina is that your consciousness is a cash MACHINE when you picture your customers, clients and/or boss so delighting in your service that more money comes to you as a natural consequence of their increased satisfaction. I recall a few years back being in a financial pinch, and needing a windfall. So I pictured receiving money and trusting it would find its way to me. Sure enough, following a week or so of daily visualizations, I found an insurance check in my office from SIX years prior that I had never cashed. I called the insurers and they said they would write a new check for me if I mail them the one I found. This kind of picturing CAN work, but doesn't resolve the deeper issue of BEING attractive to money in an ongoing way. (More on this topic, in great detail, in a special business issue of this newsletter which I will call Intuitive Marketing. My research on this so far has AMAZED me, and I am eager to share it with you once I have it written and organized.) =============================================== Do-it-yourself Technique: the 100 to 1 method. -----> How to do it: With your eyelids closed, turn your eyeballs upward slightly --about 20 degrees up or as far as is comfortable -- and mentally see and say the
numbers 100 to 1. Even if you are an experienced meditator -- whether Silva, TM Siddhi program, or some other, give this a test run and see what effect it has. You may feel a slight tingling in your head as you do this, especially as you get nearer to the number 1. (Be sure to do this while sitting up, as lying down may cause you to go to sleep.) This process takes you to an alpha brainwave level, even theta territory, which is why it may be useful to explore even if you are an experienced meditator. Once you have seen and mentally said the number 1, you are at the level to visualize. Picture in your mind what you would see if the desired outcome were to happen. See it clearly and vividly. If what you are picturing involves a personal goal, see yourself in the mental picture. (If you are someone not too aware of your inner pictures, you may find that keeping your eyeballs turned upward slightly -- with your eyes closed -during the 100 to 1 countdown gives you even greater awareness of your inner pictures. Don't take my word for it though, please check for yourself.) After some length of time picturing the desired outcome, whatever length of time feels appropriate to you, count yourself to waking consciousness from 1 to 5, mentally seeing and saying each number. At the count of 5, open your eyes, feeling relaxed and refreshed. Bonus: Before counting yourself awake, you might also repeat some of your personal affirmations! This is a wonderful use of this deeper level of mind. The best metaphor I have heard about this is that your mind, like cold wax, responds very little to impressions. Press a cold candle with your thumb and no imprint appears. But if you WARM the wax (WARM your mind by quieting your brainwave levels), then your thumb easily makes an impression that remains after the wax has cooled again. Pointers I have learned from people who get superb results: 1. Picture something good for yourself and good for all concerned. If you want more profits in your business, picture increased gain to your customers and the fortune flowing from that. If you want a happier love-life, picture the increased delight for your partner (or prospective partner), picture both of you enjoying each other's company in an ever-increasing way.
In other words, not just win/win, but win/win/win/win/win/win/win/win/w in/win.... with a win for everyone concerned. I sometimes am asked about picturing in this manner to help resolve an issue with someone who is causing trouble, or acting in a hostile way. (i.e., stalking, threatening, complaining unreasonably, hassling.) If someone is hassling you, or bothering you, picture them with so much increased joy that hassling you (in any form) is not even a viable option anymore. If results aren't apparent, then increase the amount of joy you picture for them. Applications of this approach are far-reaching. My father, a Police Detective for an organized crime unit, used a similar sort of picturing technique to visualize suspects cooperating with undercover investigators in an important operation. My father, not just a Police Detective but also an ex-Marine Corps Major, used a variation of the exact technique in this newsletter to see meetings with new informants going smoothly, and would even see accurately what an informant looked like BEFORE he met with them! (My father's willingness to personally explore the farther reaches of what a mind can do continually inspires me!) Now back to the pointers... 1. Win/win/win/win/win/win/win....for the good of all concerned. 2. Picture something you really really want, NOT something you think you ought to want, or are expected to want. 3. Have expectancy, like this: Suppose you go to Sears to buy a dishwasher. You pick one out, pay for it, and give the salesperson your address. You are told that it will be delivered in three days. Three days later a Sears truck backs up in your driveway. What do you expect will come out of the back of the truck? Of course, you expect a dishwasher! Have THAT kind of expectancy for your goals. 4. Let the universe handle the details. Carolyn Deal of North Carolina told me of a student of hers who did a process like the 100-to-1 technique to buy a Mercedes. She knew exactly what she wanted, and even specified that she wanted to pay only $500 for it, which is a price that sounds absurdly low for a recent model Mercedes. One day
driving in her car she saw a parked Mercedes in front of a house. It was exactly the Mercedes she wanted, and even had a for-sale sign on it! She went to the door and a woman answered. How much for the car? The woman said that her husband had run off with his secretary and said to sell his car and that he would split with her (his wife) any amount received for it. "So I'll sell it for $500," the woman said.
Affirmation Success NewsletterWhat you think about expands. That is, whatever you are thinking about is not stagnant or shrinking in your awareness but is actually growing in your awareness UNTIL it appears in some obvious way in your world. For example, here is a true story of what happened to the husband of a teacher of mine: He was a contractor who wanted to make more money, so he put an oversized picture of a 1,000 dollar bill on his refrigerator. (I am not sure if they are still around, but the US treasury used to make $1,000 bills. It looks like a regular bill, but with a picture of Grover Cleveland on it, and the number 1,000 in the corners.) Whenever he went to the refrigerator he would imagine himself receiving money, in multiples of $1,000. Then he was hired to do some repair work on a person's home. The client paid him, no kidding, with two $1,000 bills. Have you ever received (or even seen) a $1,000 bill? This man was given two of them soon after pasting a picture of one on his refrigerator and imagining himself receiving multiples of $1,000! Recently I saw in a store a pad of oversized $1,000 bills and decided to experiment with this. (The above story with the contractor happened about three years ago.) I gave out the oversized $1,000 dollar bills to the secretaries and to other friends here in the office building, and I told them the story about the contractor. "Just for fun, would you like to experiment?" I asked. Just this past weekend I went with a friend who was selecting an engagement ring for his girlfriend, and there, pasted on the wall of a jewelry store in downtown Miami, were two $1,000 bills! (Just as some stores have a dollar bill pasted behind the register, this store had thousand dollar bills pasted right on the wall.) In other words, for the first time in my life I saw $1,000 bills -soon after pasting a picture of one on my refrigerator!
By the way, I hadn't done the picturing, as the contractor had done, of myself RECEIVING multiples of 1,000 dollars! (There's an experiment worth conducting!) But the thought of the 1,000 dollar bill had been growing so much in my awareness that it showed up in my world. What would YOU like to show up in your world? What would make you REALLY smile if it showed up in your world? Put your thoughts on that, keep your thoughts on that, and watch what happens. Sean
Affirmation Success NewsletterThis issue: How to double your reading speed in seconds... with BETTER comprehension If you feel overwhelmed with things to read, and wish you could read faster, and suck information into your brain like an industrial-strength vacuum cleaner, then print out and save this email. Actually you won't have to. It's so simple you can read this email ONCE and you'll always remember how to do this method. By the way, this is N-O-T a product pitch. This is the whole technique. Be skeptical enough to test it out personally. Email me if you any questions. (But only email me AFTER you do it please.) Enjoy. ========================================= "I took a speed reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes -- It involves Russia." Woody Allen ========================================= I've always found speed-reading courses to be irritating. Maybe tantalizing is a better word. I WANTED to increase my reading speed and comprehension, but the strategies never felt like they matched my reading style. I'm already a pretty fast reader, but the techniques -- internal silence, vertical eye-tracking patterns, or "photo-reading" the page (and then accessing the data "intuitively" later!) never really became natural to me. They were too far-out to be practical, so I stopped using them consistently. Then I learned this EASY trick from Win Wenger.
By the way, WHY -- in a newsletter about "manifesting" and other mind miracles -- would I share this technique on increasing your reading speed? Because more reading means more possibilities to your imagination. (Jim Rohn, the guy Tony Robbins used to work for, has a great line that people who don't read are no better off than people who can't read.) Before we get started I have to tell you this: It definitely WON'T do anything if you ONLY read the steps. Just as reading about your favorite chocolate and eating your favorite chocolate are two completely different experiences. Also, this MAY work on fiction to make novel-reading faster. But I have only used this on nonfiction material. I see no reason why it wouldn't work with fiction as well as it does with nonfiction. Anyway, here are the steps Step 1. Get a tape recorder or a person who will listen to you. While either one will work, I would STRONGLY recommend a tape recorder. For a bunch of reasons that I don't have time to explain in this email. Those little micro-cassette recorders are good. I just got a digital tape recorder and love it. Your computer may also work as a sound-recorder, but I would suggest you get something more portable. Step 2. Get a book that you want to read (or need to read). Step 3. Say the following outloud, even if you feel a little silly. (The sillier you feel about saying this outloud the greater benefit you will probably find.) "Subtler faculties, please reveal to me an image that will allow me to better and more quickly understanding AND use this material I am about to read." IMMEDIATELY describe to your listener/tape-recorder the images that show up in your imagination for whichever length of time is SHORTER:
a. two minutes or b. until you feel a feeling of completion that you've described enough imagery outloud. Step 4. IMMEDIATELY jump right in and start reading. Reminders about this process The imagery may have NOTHING to do with the reading material! In fact, the less conscious connection to what you are about to read, the better! Like this Let's say you have to read four chapters of a law book for a business law school class tomorrow. (You know, something FUN to read like that.) So you do this process - you ask your subtler faculties to show you some mental pictures and the imagery is Big Bird of the children's TV show Sesame Street skateboarding with Elvis Presley around the Eiffel Tower. Good! Go with whatever imagery is there. For the two minutes or until you feel like you've described enough. (You'll know the feeling when you have it, and if you aren't 100% sure, then just go for two minutes.) For the two minutes, I would recommend using a timer. Two minutes is longer than you think, especially when you are describing mental imagery. The more often you do this, the FASTER your brain will give you imagery. A few seconds will be enough after you practice this a few times. Why does this technique work? I don't know exactly, but I do know that it makes your mind more "adhesive" to the information somehow. Of course, don't take my word for it. Test it out.
I mentioned that you ought to use a live listener or a tape recorder. That makes a BIG difference. Speaking to a listener - either a live person OR a tape recorder - changes the way you organize the material you are describing, and this makes YOUR brain more organized about the subject you'll be reading. Somehow this translates into better, faster reading, I am not sure exactly why. But explanations are nothing compared to experience. Test it for yourself.
Affirmation Success Newsletter This issue: How to turn on the coincidence machine (Or: The Universe is out to get You...Happy)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Friend and Subscriber, I get emails regularly from people who want to use the tools of visualization by themselves to "make" money results happen. That's great and I encourage it. With two reminders... 1. Don't stop taking purposeful physical action toward consciously chosen goals, and 2. Be open to pleasant surprises happening. Seriously, you have NO idea the kind of spontaneously good things that can happen. NO idea. And if you think you know all the good that can happen, then be open to something happening that is even better than THAT. Here, listen to this one. True story. A long time ago I used to teach weight loss workshops. My brother was heavy, and had tried EVERYTHING to reduce his weight. (This brother is not the stuntman that Robert DeNiro beat up, this is a different brother). One day at Christmastime, he was visiting South Florida, and told me that it was outright deception for me to teach people to reduce their weight, since real long term weight-loss is impossible. Nothing really works, he says. I pointed out that people DO get results, and that in fact I had taken off 30 pounds quite easily, and kept it off for years with no effort, struggle or willpower. He said that HE had tried lots and lots of things, including
pills, exercise, aversion therapy (don't ask, this was a 1970's fad involving electroshock), you name it, but still he didn't get results, so he knew for certain that really nothing worked. I said that I understood WHY he felt that way, but his experience was different from mine, or clients I worked with. "That hasn't been my experience," I told him, and we changed the subject. (By the way, that phrase "That hasn't been my experience" can be MAGIC when you are dealing with an opninionated person who disagrees with you. I learned it a long time ago from Roger Dawson.) Now, fast forward a few weeks. (Again, this is a TRUE story. It sounds like fiction, but it's true.) My brother was Vice President of a popular retail store chain, and his corporation was bought out by another firm. The new CEO flew in from out of the country for a board meeting. (It was a Canadian firm that did the buyout, but I think the CEO was actually British. I'm telling you this so you can imagine the accents. My brother has an Archie Bunker Brooklyn New York accent, and the CEO sounds like Phil from EastEnders.) At the end of the meeting, the CEO approached my brother and said to him privately, "You need to lose weight." (How's that for a conversation starter?) My brother got a little defensive, as most would. "No, I don't need to lose any weight," he said. "Look," the CEO replied. "You're big and so am I. How much weight would say that you need to lose?" Disarmed by the man's candor, or sincerity, or something, my brother said -- VERY conservatively -- "Well, I could lose 40 pounds." The CEO made a wager: "I'll tell you what....If you lose all forty pounds by my birthday in April, I will pay you 150 dollars per pound. But here's the catch: If you lose LESS than 40 pounds I won't pay you anything. Of course, for each pound over 40 I will pay you an additional 150. But if you lose less than 40 you will get nothing."
My brother had a new motivation. Probably two of them -- the money and the personal challenge from someone he didn't want to disappoint. He knew he needed help with this project, but he didn't call ME. He called my mother instead. (Remember that he just told me two weeks prior that I was misleading people that weight loss was possible!) So he asked her, "Hey, how did Sean lose that weight back in 1989?" She told him that a key element was food combining. Also called Natural Hygiene. Made popular in the US through a book called Fit for Life. With nothing more than that, he got busy. The wager started in January, and was set to end in April at the man's birthday. Long story short, my brother tried food combining, excercized faithfully, took off 46 pounds within the time frame (what is that, four months?) and received a check for $6,900! Better still, he called me to say that this food combining wasn't really a diet, it's just a new way of eating with no deprivation at all. Plus he had more energy all the time (one of the REALLY nice things about food combining) and could lift more weight in the gym as a happy and unintented by-product! This was a win/win/win. Did I mention he got paid 6,900 dollars? That's not a fortune, but remember that he got paid to lose weight, in a "diet" that required no willpower! Follow-up to that story: This eccentric CEO actually renewed the offer with a second deadline (my brother had more than 40 pounds to lose, remember) and ultimately paid my brother $10,500 dollars total -- to be slimmer than he ever was in his adult life. My brother was so happy to have this happen, he thanked me with a fancy new watch. So what's the lesson in this? Great unexpected things happen, so let them. Be open to them.
I remember one of the first things I learned from a meditation teacher a long time ago. You can test it too. He said that if you quiet your brain each day for a little while, and make sure it's a daily habit, you will find fortunate coincidences happening in your life. Regularly, like clockwork. Happy things will happen. Like maybe a CEO paying you to take off the weight you thought was impossible to lose? Sure! Do a daily routine and find out for yourself. The most powerful routine I know is from Win Wenger. Win is a grad of the Silva Method in the 70's, and a brain researcher. He lifted the hood (bonnet) of the Silva Method "engine" and found ways to generate even better results. He even shared his findings with the Silva International organization, but they didn't want to make any changes to their course material, since they were already getting impressive results around the world. That doesn't mean YOU can't benefit from Win's research, though! If you are a Silva grad, go and download Win's Beyond OK. You'll see what I mean. If you are not a Silva grad, or you are brand new to the whole idea of meditation or visualization, then you will REALLY benefit, since Win makes the steps simple to follow. Take a look. www.pavlovpublishing.com/beyondok Best wishes to you, and happy coincidence-making. Sean
Affirmation Success Newsletter This issue: Manifesting with the golden ratio~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Is there is a secret to making miracles happen? Yes, and it's NOT what you think. Dear Friend and Subscriber, Before we get started, please think about ONE thing that you want to have happen in your life. If you could snap your fingers and it would happen, you would choose THIS. What would "THIS" be? Okay, got it? Seriously, stop and pick something. (Don't worry. This website will still be here when you get back.) An article in a recent Scientific American magazine mentioned how three-dimensional reality (the room you're in, the computer you're looking at, your bank balance, your lovelife, your favorite dessert -- EVERYTHING) is not really 3-d, but only SEEMS that way. The REAL reality is 2-dimensions, or flat like a sheet of paper, and this (your life) is a reflection of that sheet. This might SEEM far-out, but consider movies. They are a flat piece of film that light is shone through, and THAT seems like 3-d reality. It has movement and depth and music. A better analogy is a website. Websites can LOOK like colorful 3-d experiences (not mine, of course -- OTHER people's websites), but they are actually expressions of the source code that tells your computer how to display things. What if your life is simply a reflection of a "source code"? Like the way your computer translates the source code into sights and sounds on your computer screen, your mind translates source code into sights and sounds of your life. Let me explain... On most websites you can aim your cursor anywhere on the page and right-click your mouse. When you do you'll see an option that says "View source." (For Mac users I'm told it's ctrl+click to select view source.) Click on "view source" and you'll see line and lines of computer language, probably html.
The things you see and hear on ANY web page are simply the by-product of the instructions written in source code. Whether it's vatican.com, or playboy.com, or rathergood.com
No matter WHAT website. The code doesn't care! (This is a very important point, by the way.) The pictures and music of the site are just BY-products of theinstructions of what to see and hear at the site. Simple cause and effect. If you change that source code, the site changes immediately. Let me repeat that: What you see and hear will change instantly -- as soon as you modify the source code. Now what on earth does this have to do with changes in your own life? Maybe you want a happier love-life, or more customers, or more money. Maybe you are trying to sell your house and don't know how to find someone to buy it. Maybe you are in the middle of a disagreement and want to work things out. Whatever is playing on the website of your life is fair game for this process. Now, let me ask you to do a little thought-experiment. Look away from the computer and look around the room where you are now. (I am assuming you're in a room. Maybe you're outdoors with a laptop. If so, this will still work.) What if you could aim your mental "cursor" at whatever is around you and right-click (ctrl-click of you're a Mac user) on what you see? In other words, what if you could see into the source code of your life? And if you could change that source code, how long would it take for the "web site" of your life to change? I know that I'm getting into Matrix territory with this, but bear with me. It'll be worth it. Seriously, how long do you think it would take to change? (If there WERE a source code of your life...) Right, the change would be instant. Okay, that leaves a BIG fat question. How DO you change this source code? The answer in a moment. First, I want to tell you about a wildly successful young woman who is in the real estate business. I met her at an advanced Silva Method course. She told me that her absolute
favorite book, hands down, for manifesting results in her life was a little paperback that's no longer in print. I didn't recognize the title when she told me, but then she lent me her copy and I recognized it right away. David St. Clair's Lessons in Instant ESP. When I was much younger I used to read every mind-development book I could find (literally I used to spend lunch money on metaphysical and mind-training books) and this was a favorite. It was so clear and easy to understand. I was shocked to find it's no longer in print. When I checked Amazon it was available as a used paperback book for as much as 250 dollars! I didn't want to buy it again for such an inflated price, so I just intended to find it in a secondhand bookshop at the right time. (I found it in a quiet little bookshop for two bucks.) One of the techniques in this book is a technique for attracting physical circumstances into your life. You do it by drawing symbols into a five-pointed star, and then mentally charging the star with energy. The author David St. Clair doesn't say WHY it works, but just that he learned it from studying the cabala (his spelling, typically you find cabala spelled Qabala or Kabbalah, depending on which flavor of cabala appeals to you). He says that it works for attracting material items only. Why on earth would drawing little symbols on a 5-pointed star (or pentagram) make material results happen? Good question... ================== In ancient Greece there was a teacher named Pythagoras who had a unique theory of numbers (some say he learned this over in Egypt). He believed that everythingbeautiful has at its root a certain balance that can be measured mathematically, through a certain number . He felt that architecture that reflected this ratio would be more pleasing and make people FEEL good. (He must have been a VERY influential guy. Architecture and art in ancient Greece constantly reflects this secret and powerful number.) Pythagoras also had a theory that music should reflect mathematical balance, and that any ill health -- physical or emotional -- could be remedied by making the body more balanced through the right kind of music.
It was 2100 years later (yes, 2100 -- Pythagoras was alive a LONG time ago!) that scientists started verifying his findings about the magical number being everywhere in nature. It took 500 MORE years before scientists started verifying that music can have a remedial effect on mind and body. Wait, it gets even stranger. The number Pythagoras referred to is called many things: It's known as the Divine Proportion, or the Golden Ratio, the Golden Section, or the Golden Mean. (The official word for it, though, is Phi (pronounced "fee" -- not to be confused with "pi.") The ratio expressed as AB/BC=BC/AC The number, by the way, is infinite, and starts with ... 1.618033988749894848204586834365638117720309180... Flowers grow according to this number. (Have you ever wondered how a seed knows to grow? When you open a seed there's nothing in it except for a little dust. Somehow, though, the path of growth is set already. It's set according to this number.) Patterns on butterfly wings follow this ratio. It shows up in music. (Music that makes you feel good, anyway.) It's a surprisingly constant number on planet earth. It shows up in animals, plants, insects, even in the growth of a human from single cell through birth. It shows up as a pattern within our DNA, and in the structure of galaxies. If you were to make a perfect symbolic expression of this number it is --surprise -- a pentagram. Pythagoras and his followers (in 600 b.c.) used a secret symbol to identify their group. The symbol was a pentagram. He knew that the expression of this number (in an icon such as a pentagram) was a gesture of acknowledgement to the deeper order that produces health and harmony. Remember I told you about the "cabala" book that includes a technique in which you use the symbol of a pentagram? Well, I was raised Catholic, and as a reflex felt funny about the use of a pentagram for "manifesting" what is wanted. The shape itself seemed to be part of traditions so distinct from my Catholic upbringing that no matter how "enlightened" or new agey I got, it still seemed to produce a continual fear reaction in my body. That it was somehow the wrong use of magic. (Say what you will, those Catholic grade schools have a lingering effect on young minds.)
So then I started writing up this article about pentagrams and manifesting in December '03, just before Christmastime, and sure enough those panicky irrational "Is this of God or is this not of God?" fears started showing up in my mind. Then a funny thing happened. That week I was invited to a special mass at the school where my wife teaches. It was an authentic Filipino Christmas Mass called the "simbang gabi." The mass was in English and in Tagalog (language of the Philippines), presented by a Catholic Archbishop from the Philippines. I had never been to one of these before, and it was a special invitation to my wife and me from someone who celebrates this tradition. It really seemed like a Catholic mass in every way but one. There were big pentagrams all through the church! Then at one point in the mass, people throughout the church took out these big homemade pentagrams they made and brought them to the front of the church near the altar. Then everyone in the church did a prayer and aimed their outstretched hands toward the pentagrams to "send energy" to them! Turns out that the Filipino tradition of the "simbang gabi" is to do nine masses over nine days, and to hand-make a LARGE lantern in the shape of a pentagram to symbolize the star that the wise men followed to the birth of Jesus. The point of the nine masses is to help manifest some special intention that you want to create in your life. Now, in 30+ years of conscious memory, including some years living in Asia, I have NEVER seen a Catholic ritual of making pentagrams, or for that matter ever saw a pentagram in a church! The coincidence was funny. But the use of a pentagram predates Christianity by about 600 years that we know of. (I know that you want to apply this to a personal manifesting project, and I promise we'll get to that shortly.) A student of Pythagoras (well, two hundred years later) was Plato. Plato had some far out ideas about how the world works. Remember that idea from a recent Scientific American? That the world that SEEMS 3-d is really just a reflection of some kind of "source code"? Plato said something VERY similar. That the world your senses show you ISN'T the real world, but is only a reflection of the real world. How do you change the reflection-world so that it's more pleasing to you? You might want more money, more love, better health, more joyful relationships. You may want that business deal to happen the way you want, or that upcoming test to be easier to pass. Maybe you need a job?
The trick is to get to the feeling place that the outcome would produce in YOUR BODY. You do that not by USING a pentagram, but by BECOMING a pentagram. A Pentagram is kind of shaped like a person, if you look at it. It has a head, two arms, two legs and a torso. I already mentioned how mathematically the shape is a superb expression of the number which represents order in the universe. What ELSE does it represent? RECENT studies on something called HRV show something useful. HRV is a method of measuring the rate of heartbeats in your body. Your heart when it beats at, say, 65 beats per minute, is not beating with the same amount of time between each beat. On AVERAGE there may be 65 beats per minute, but there are tiny fluctuations in the amount of time between beats, and HRV measures that heart activity. It turns out that very specific states of consciousness correspond to HRV, and when you are in a state of loving compassion, your HRV rate is reflecting the Golden ratio! Brainwave activity of someone in an ecstatic state ALSO reflects -- on an EEG -- the ratio of phi, or the Golden ratio. I read recently that measured breath rates of someone in an ecstatic, loving state also reflect phi, or the Golden Ratio. The tempo of one's breathing! Does that mean that if you intentionally step into loving, compassionate ecstasy, your body would resonate the numbers that correspond to order and balance? Some scientists (-- not new agers but scientists!) call the Golden Ratio the blueprint of mother nature. In their case (this was an article on the BBC website) it's because of the pattern of genetics shown to follow the Golden Ratio. What gives birth to plants, animals and people gives birth to your deepest wish as well. Adjust the blueprint by feeling and being in love. Love others. Love what you are intending. But most of all, BE in the place of feeling love. (You don't have to be all "sensitive" and tree hugging, unless you want to. This can be a very strong and committed proactive love. The point is your PREFERENCE for what is wanted and enjoyed and beneficial to all involved.) Neville Goddard has a good reminder to think FROM your goal (rather than OF your goal). That alone can produce the state I am referring to. Remember the item from the opening paragraph? You know, the ONE thing you want now?
How would it FEEL to have your goal be true? What would your mind and body be doing if you were in that place now? How would it feel? Wouldn't you love it? Speaking of love, did you know that the movement of the planet Venus across the sky creates a perfect pattern of a pentagram over the course of 7 years? You may not be into astrology, but isn't it funny that the planet representing Love (Venus in astrology represents many things related to love, and love IS involved with the act of creation) should create a pattern constantly over your head that is in the shape of a pentagram*? Okay, enough of this new agey stuff for now. Next issue will tell you an EASY way to double your reading speed in 27 seconds FLAT. (If you are AT ALL interested in learning, this is something you won't want to miss!) Sean If you know someone who would be interested in my newsletter, would you send them a note? They can subscribe instantly by visitingwww.pavlovpublishing.com/archive ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Why is Love called a magician? Because all the force of magic consists in Love. The parts of this world, like the members of one animal, depend all on one Love and are connected by natural communion. Love is the common drawing together, and this is the true magic. ---Marcilio Ficino *Marcilio Ficino was an astrologer and Catholic priest in the 1500's in Italy. He was also a devoted student of Plato and Hermes (he translated both of them) and used to do magical rituals to affect his horoscope.
Affirmation Success Newsletter~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Issue Three/Part Two ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IN THIS ISSUE... Issue #3 part two: Guardian Angels/The art of visual prayer/Lonely Lawyer and the Single Girl 1. Success Stories: a. Lonely Lawyer and the Single Girl b. Hearing a little whisper 2. Do-it-yourself Techniques: The art of visual prayer/The pink bubble technique ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This FREE publication by Collins, Inc. is sent only to people who have requested it. If you have been forwarded this copy, you are welcome to subscribe personally to receive your own free copies from now on by e-mailing [email protected] If you are already a subscriber, and wish to receive no further issues, e-mail "remove" to [email protected] (As a subscriber or former subscriber, your name and e-mail address are never made available to other companies.) If you enjoy this newsletter and find it useful, please tell your friends, family and others whom you care about. Thank you. Sean Collins, Editor [email protected] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ram Dass recommends picturing God as an imaginary friend you speak to, and that, after a time, you come to appreciate God as the real being and YOU are the imaginary friend. Some people think of prayer like Angels listening to you personally and helping you out whenever possible. In 1992, following an NLP Master Practitioner training in Colorado, I was meeting numbers of people who had extraordinary experiences. A 'feeling' of a loving presence. "Coincidences" that were downright miraculous. The stories were amazing. Even outright skeptics had
stories to tell. My girlfriend at the time, whose posture was that such talk was a lot of new age crap, said that SHE even had one experience beyond explaining, of a feeling of a loving being comforting her while she was (physically) alone in a room. I learned quickly that you can mention the word Angels to people pretty much anyplace, yes even at an NLP training, and you'll hear either a personal experience, or a friend's personal experience, in no time at all. People would take me aside and privately tell me of things that sounded like an episode of "Touched by an Angel." Whether I was in North Carolina, Colorado, Florida, the stories were quite similar. True Story #1: My home in 1992 was being fumigated (tented), and for one night I stayed at a friend's house. He is a successful attorney in Miami. That night he mentioned to me that he had a problem. He had a contract to work at a law firm and that contract had recently ended. A young woman he worked with at that firm also was under contract and her contract also ended. The problem was that he wanted to call her but had no reason to. He said that he felt silly calling her just to say hello. Knowing that I had been accumulating an extraordinary number of stories about Guardian Angels, he asked me: If there are such things as Guardian Angels, would they help, and if so, how? (I found it extraordinary that he would ask me such a question!) I said that I am not an expert on the subject, but from what I had learned it seemed you need only ask aloud, as if they are around you and can hear you, and that's pretty much it. He said thank you and that was the end of the conversation. That was on Sunday night. On Thursday afternoon I saw him again. I asked if any new developments had happened with that woman. He said that a funny thing had happened: A stranger had called him on the phone to tell him that he (the stranger) had found a purse belonging to a woman (the woman from the law firm!). The stranger looked inside the purse and found a wallet and other things, including my friend's name and phone number on a piece of paper. He called my friend to ask him if he would please contact the owner of the purse to let her know the purse had been found.
This was amazing to me. I pointed out to my friend what he had asked me just four nights prior. He had forgotten! "Oh my God, I forgot about that!" he said. (What happened next was also startling: he and I were having the conversation at my parents' house, and that VERY minute my mother walked in the front door holding a bakery box. She said that she bought something that she'd not gotten in years, a favorite dessert of mine when I was younger. She opened the box and it was...chocolate covered Angelfood cake!) Maybe it is all the NLP training, but my curiosity was instantly aroused as to the STRUCTURE of what happened: 1. Notice Problem. 2. Think of a solution. 3. Ask aloud for help in reaching the solution. (Very important to ask outloud.) 4. Forget about the problem. Is there something about brain structure that makes this process work? Picturing things involves certain regions of your brain, creating/speaking/hearing words involve still other regions, feeling emotion involves still another region. Is there some combined effect when calling ALL these regions into play? A future issue of this newsletter will go into much more detail on this topic as it relates to Image Streaming and "bridging" regions of the brain, but for now the question is this: Are there infinitely wise/capable elements of OUR psyches so out of awareness that their form is only perceivable to conscious selves as Guardian Angels or some form of Divine Intervention? True Story #2 I was in traffic in downtown Miami, and it was hot. My car's air conditioner was broken so I sat with the windows open, in traffic, feeling hot, sticky and irritable. It was the middle of the afternoon, I had a frustrating day, and nothing was going right. So I sat. I heard what sounded like a whisper behind my right ear. "Put on the radio station, 103." Oh great, I'm insane.
The voice really was like a whisper, NOT like me talking to myself. I say this with some degree of certainty, because I had JUST returned from NLP Comprehensive's month-long Master Practitioner Program, in which we explored EXTENSIVELY the qualities of inner sounds and pictures. This gentle whisper was NOT the same as the inner sounds you can move about in your imagination. It just had a totally different quality to it. So I sat in my car, sweating, considering this gentle suggestion to change the station. At the time, 103 was a hard rock station, so I literally said aloud (people in cars nearby may have thought I was bonkers), "It's hot and I'm uncomfortable, and I don't usually listen to that station, and I especially don't want to hear that kind of music right now." "Put on 103." So I did. It was a loud hard-rock song. It sounds a little weird to admit, but I actually said aloud in the car, "THIS is what you wanted me to hear?" The whisper said: "The next song." (Again, the voice was especially noticeable to me for its gentleness, considering how irritated I felt.) So I sat, in 90-plus degrees, in a downtown Miami Summertime mid-afternoon traffic jam, waiting for the next song on the radio because I heard a gentle whisper suggesting I do so. (I made a mental note to have a CAT scan soon.) The next song was a song by Aerosmith, "You're my Angel." I laughed outloud. My mood, which had been irritated and uncomfortable, had shifted to joy instantly. Was that a voice of an angel, or my brain being clever enough to orchestrate this experience? Intuition is a real thing, even scientists have proven the time-traveling ability of attention, so it is not beyond imagining that my brain could have accessed the future playlist of that station, then created what seemed like an external voice telling me to put on that station. This is possible. The Huna psychology of Hawaii and Polynesia, mentioned in a previous newsletter, includes a facet of the mind which is all-knowing. Some call it a super-consciousness, some call it a higher self, some (perhaps) call it a Guardian Angel. The theory is that there is a
Divine element within your mind which has an infinite, all-knowing quality to it. Perhaps speaking aloud -- as if to one's Guardian Angel -- gets the attention of the Omniscient part of oneself and THAT's what generates seemingly miraculous results. NOTE: This is a quick intro to Huna Model. Furthermore, it is ONE interpretation of Huna, and mentioned very quickly to set up the Do-it-Yourself experiment to follow. In the Huna model, there are three parts to your mind 1. Conscious: everyday sense of self, decider/chooser, very little memory 2. Subconscious: keeper of all memory, seat of all emotion and gut-instincts, creator of dream and trance imagery 3. Superconscious: seemingly infinite, all-knowing, timeless, limitless. According to ONE understanding of Huna, prayer works like this: Your conscious mind has no direct access to the Superconscious portion but can only speak to it through the Subconscious. Like this: conscious ---> subconscious ---> Superconscious Recall the idea of votes in your mind from newsletter #1? That each thought has a vote and then the majority wins? According to the Huna model, the Superconscious ALWAYS says yes to the subconscious. So if you want a relationship, and you're lonesome, and no part of your subconscious has any blocks to having a relationship, then your request from conscious to subconscious to Superconscious will go right through and you will meet someone at 7-11 the next time you stop for a YooHoo. If you have some contrary thoughts kicking around, from back when your stepmother told you at age 5 to never ever get married (and you believed her), then your superconscious is getting mixed signals from your subconscious mind. You want a relationship, you swear, but something in your mind is a little anxious about it, thanks to a thought/belief/memory about this. (NLP provides many ways to be congruent again, and this newsletter in future issues will also deal specifically with becoming congruent in pleasurable ways.)
The important thing to notice, for now, is that prayer may be the communication between one area of your unconscious mind to ANOTHER area of your unconscious mind in a way that changes your life's circumstances. The degree to which you have rapport and communication with your SUBconscious is the degree to which you will be clearer in your manifestation. According to the Huna Model, one very unmistakeable way to get your message from your conscious self to the subconscious part of your mind is through imagery. Think of how much clarity is necessary in getting a message to a young child, and you'll know what kind of specificity I mean. (A friend of mine was setting a table, and a young child was helping him. "Here, put this where daddy sits," the child was told, so she carefully put the plate on the seat!) Realizing that this part of your mind will take language so literally, you want to be very specific in your requests. Since it is this literal and childlike part of your mind which will be taking the request to your Superconscious, then what you are desiring must be understood by your subconscious if it is to be manifested. That is why mental pictures are very good for programming events to happen. Do-it-yourself Experiment #1: Visual Prayer with the pink bubble technique... Imagine something you deeply and truly desire. It could be a new job, a new relationship (or a new way of relating in a current relationship), a new car, a resolution of some health challenge, you name it. Create an image in your mind of that end result. (If you are unaware of your mental pictures, you can just "sense" the image and that will work just as well.) Picture the outcome just the way you want it, in a way that is of course harmless and a pleasure for all concerned. (If the intention is a relationship, keep in mind that someone even better than the one you're thinking of may come along instead, so be willing to have the "someone even more wonderful" instead as a default.) Also, there is the fact that the universe can be a smart-aleck. Pretend that you will get EXACTLY what you picture. Allow pink to surround the image entirely, symbolic of the Love behind this intention. You are surrendering this thought, with the full
knowledge that this or something better will happen in a way that is a harmonious blessing to all concerned. Keep the image in your mind for a moment, and then let it go and see it rising higher away, farther and farther away from the earth, See the image traveling farther and farther away from the earth all the way to the edge of the universe. Then put the thought out of your mind entirely. That's the whole process. This is best done lightly, matter of factly, with willingness to HAVE the outcome and yet no attachment to having the outcome. It will literally take you less time to do it once than to read the steps. Allow an image to be surrounded with pink and a feeling of love and surrender. Let the image go farther and farther and farther. Trust that the result, or something better, will happen in a harmonious way.
Affirmation Success NewsletterAt Christmastime a few years ago, I was giving out Christmas gifts to friends. At the local bar (which I made a beeline for every Friday and/or Saturday) I made friends with some of the regulars, including a young woman -- the sister of the female bartender (do people say 'barmaid' anymore?) -- who was always there in the bar every weekend. I wasn't THAT close with the sister, but wanted to give her a little something, so I gave her a copy of a little book by Stuart Wilde called "Miracles." That little book, in case you haven't read it, is about how with your attention you bring into your world what you desire, and how to do so deliberately. (You can find it at or through any Barnes and Noble/Borders bookstore, or online.) I thought anyone with a desire would enjoy that little book, and wished her a Merry Christmas. Fast forward three months. I visited the bar, and the Bartender was busy. She shouted to me over the noise, "My sister had an amazing experience with that little book you gave her." Now I was curious. I hadn't mentioned to her that I gave her sister that book, so what happened that made her mention it? The bartender was extremely busy, but finally when there was a lull she came back to my end of the bar and told me what happened. Her sister wanted to get together with a singer in the Irish band that plays in the bar. She had seen him and spoken with him but they had never connected. She REALLY wanted this guy. So she intended, using the principles in the book, to have a relationship with THAT man. She imagined the two of them together. After a short time of her picturing the two of them together, they happened to talk and go on a date. They slept together and she became pregnant. However, she was also with another man that same week and so was not sure whether the baby was the singer's (the man she really wanted) or the other man's.
She told the singer that she was pregnant. She also told the singer that she slept with another man in the same week and was not sure who the father was. The singer's reply? He proposed marriage! He didn't care who the father was, he said, but only wanted to marry her and raise a family together with her! This was what she wanted, what she pictured and what happened. Astonishingly, within a couple of MONTHS. I had always believed, and in fact still do, that Infinite Intelligence (in whatever way you imagine it) is a LOT better at matchmaking than I am, so despite this story I would be careful to not specify the person. I might instead say "THIS person or someone even more wonderful for me." For two reasons: 1. God (Infinite Intelligence) might have happier plans for you than you have imagined. (Haven't you been wildly infatuated with someone and then months later wondered what all the fuss was about?) 2. That person you are intending marriage with may actually be wanting someone else! (On the other hand, maybe they want YOU!) Scott Adams, the creator of the famous cartoon (and television show) Dilbert, mentioned in a magazine interview how he'd gotten results from affirmations. A friend of his told him about the concept of affirmations, and said you need only write down your intention 15 times a day, no faith or belief necessary, and results would happen. Scott decided to test this notion. His intention was a relationship with a certain someone, so he wrote down his affirmation 15 times a day for a couple of weeks and the results happened exactly as he wanted. He later used affirmations in exactly the same way to score a 94 on his GRE, create the best-selling cartoon on the planet, and to resolve a medical challenge, among other things. So I wrote to Scott and asked him about his first affirmation experiment: "When you were affirming a relationship, did you specify the PERSON (as in, 'I now have a wonderful romantic relationship with Sally from the accounting department') or did you only specify the KIND of person (as in, 'I now have a mutually wonderful relationship with a woman just like Sally from the accounting department.')?" His brief reply was that he specified the woman.
(By the way, Scott has a unique way of writing his affirmations, which I'll get into in a future issue of this newsletter.) -------This issue's Do-It-Yourself experiment--------Write down what you really want in your world. Write it down as if you have it now. ("I now am...", "I now have..." etc.) ____________________________ Examples: I now joyfully earn $1,000 or more each week as a successful _______. I now have a mutually delightful, enriching, romantic relationship with ____ or someone even more wonderful for me. I now weigh ____ pounds, overflowing with energy, and everything that I eat turns to health and beauty. (Note: These are only examples.) ____________________________ When you wake up in the morning, FIRST THING, read your list aloud. In the middle of the day, read the statements again. At night, LAST THING before going to sleep, read the statements again. Maintain a sense of joyful expectancy that your results are on their way. This will be easier and easier the more you do the above steps. Stuart Wilde uses the analogy that the Universal Law is as impersonal in delivering results as a shipping clerk in a mail order company. You receive according to your thoughts, beliefs and desires, and your request is sent to you according to those alone. If you are skeptical, decide to test this notion personally for a certain period of time and watch what happens. (For more details on this process, pick up a copy of Stuart Wilde's book, "Miracles.") I do recommend that you include along with your affirmations some that are related to self-esteem, that way you will feel like you are allowed to have whatever it is you are desiring. I am a little embarrassed to admit this, but I have had extraordinarily good results that I have completely undone merely by not having enough self-esteem to maintain the success. (For instance, earning $1,000 a day in income, without the accompanying thought "I deserve to be wealthy and
prosperous" did a lot to make that income very short-lived.) So be sure to include the fact that you're worth it. (You are, by the way!) Have fun exploring, and best wishes to you. Sean p.s. In case you haven't heard... A man had gone to heaven and was being escorted by his Guardian Angel on a tour, and was brought to that part of heaven where prayers are answered. There in this HUGE room was a stack of beautiful gifts, from floor to ceiling, a mile high. A parade of Angels was picking things up and bringing them down to Earth, responding to sincere prayers from all over the world. The man noticed that over in the corner there were much bigger, fancier, more beautiful items, far more luxurious than the rest of the things in the huge room, but none of them were being delivered to Earth. "Why aren't the Angels bringing any of those items down to Earth?" the man asked. "Oh," said his Gurdian Angel. "Nobody ever asks for those."
Affirmation Success NewsletterIN THIS ISSUE... 1. Aaah and Ara Kara for manifesting 2. Do-it-yourself Techniques: a. Ara Kara Sound b. Ara Kara Meditation 3. Mantras work, but how? 4. Prosperity Mantra ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The last newsletter I sent was about the use of the Aaah sound for manifesting goals. This technique is more and more popular thanks to Wayne Dyer (Meditations for Manifesting) who learned this process from HIS teacher, Sri Siva. But Wayne Dyer's teacher (Sri Siva) also recommends another sound for manifesting. That sound INCLUDES the aah sound, but has some other pieces as well. The sound he recommends is Ara Kara. (Pronounced "AH-ruh KAH-ruh") You can say it, chant it, or sing it. The only thing that is essential is to physically or mentally make the sound of those four syllables. You can SILENTLY say this sound and create results. (This is true of all mantras. In fact, some mantra teachers say that the SILENT repetition of a mantra is a more powerful use of the mantra than outloud chanting.) I've only road-tested Ara Kara on one project so far, but I am impressed. (I used it for an outrageous goal that I almost dismissed as too outlandish. Things happened in a very happy, surprising way that made this goal do-able!) If you are curious, or even outright skeptical, please test Ara Kara personally. =============================================== Do-it-yourself Experiments: Ara Kara Mantra. ----->How to do it: 1. Pick a goal that you urgently WANT and is good for all concerned. I would recommend doing this method with something that is verifiable in consensual reality. A new job, a new car, a happy relationship, etc. Be sure
to have an intention that you and everyone concerned will benefit somehow from this goal being true. (There ARE mantras for working off karma, but there is no sense adding to your karmic load by infringing on others.) 2. Think about (vividly imagine) your intention being true WHILE you make the sound "Ara Kara" (either silently or outloud). Don't worry about HOW the goal will happen. Just vividly imagine it, eyes closed, WHILE you make that sound. 3. Do this as OFTEN as you feel like it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To add more energy to your manifesting project, Sri Siva also recommends an Ara Kara meditation... Ara Kara Meditation. ----->How to do it: The meditation is simply to close your eyes and "place" the sound Ara Kara (in whatever meaning that word "place" has for you) deep INTO your right eye, then deep INTO your left eye, then ONTO your right eardrum, then ONTO your left eardrum, then INTO your right nostril, then INTO your left nostril, then ONTO the back of your tongue, then ONTO the middle of your tongue, then ONTO the tip of your tongue, and then everywhere onto your skin. Then, with this sound "placed" in or on ALL of your perceiving senses, and feeling the feeling of this sound occupying all of your perceiving senses, you think about what you want to manifest. Sounds VERY simple, I know, but it has a very mind-altering affect and is DEEPLY entrancing, in my experience. For more of a description, and to hear this meditation on a CD, click Sri SivaCD ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MANTRAS WORK, BUT HOW? I used to think that mantras worked because of BELIEF that they worked, like a placebo. Then I wondered if mantras worked because they quiet your mind and allow your Authentic Self to make preferred results happen. (I still think that this is partly why mantras are effective.) Then I learned something else about mantras... The theory behind mantras is that each chakra of your energy body (except for the top/crown chakra) has pieces that are like petals of a flower.
There are 50 of these "petals" from the root chakra to the brow chakra. The 50 letters of the Sanskrit alphabet correspond to each of these petals. Early Indian engravings of the chakra system actually have specific letters engraved on each "petal" of each chakra from the root to the brow chakras. When there is an imbalance in your energy body, a guru or healer "reads" your chakras and sees where the petals are not functioning -- almost like a column of electrical circuit breakers with some of the circuit switches switched off. The ma