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You give your tithe as a spiritual duty, the same way you breathe. When you give without looking for results, you are giving openly. That giving is rewarded secretly. That secret rewarding may come as a flash of insight into the heart of God.
— John-Roger, DSS

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Relax and Contemplate

A lovely ministers meeting today. I debuted a new GPTV which people loved. Many said it was the best ever. I hope to have it on this site in the next week or so.

I've been doing a lot of web surfing and have not found anything worthwhile to pass on, so let me give you a couple of my favorite quotes to relax with and contemplate.

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I exist as I am, that is enough,
If no other in the world be aware I sit content,
And if each and all be aware I sit content.

One world is aware and by far the largest to me, and that is myself,
And whether I come to my own to-day or in ten thousand or ten million years,
I can cheerfully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness I can wait.


--Walt Whitman

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On this level, you don't grab. You can't possess, and you can't hold on to anything.

If you try to possess, you lose. You can't even possess your own body. But if you love yourself, if you love the Soul within, you have access to all things.

We shut down God by moving into the world, professing God's greatness out there. And we've lost track that God is inside us in the greatness.



(From the Tao of Spirit by John-Roger, DSS)

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Keywords: Manifestation
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It's In Your Hands

If I could really get you to understand that you are the source individually of all things around you, you would have the knowledge necessary for your life to come abundantly to you. When you go out there in the world to 'get' things, you are operating from lack. You are saying, 'I don't have this within me, so I have to find someone to give it to me.' If you could know that you are the source, you would not operate from lack. You would be manifesting your natural abundance, and the presence of Spirit would be with you.

Dr. John-Roger DSS

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Keywords: Abundance, Endless supply, Manifestation
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Essence of Abundance

You don’t possess your breath, nor do you possess the air around you as a form. Yes, you do need it, yet when you take a breath in, there is no longer a need because it is present within you. When you find the essence of love within you and then seek a form for it, in a person, a marriage, or a family, you are taking your mental identification, putting your energy on it, pushing it out into the world, and seeking the form that will somehow match the essence you have experienced inside of yourself. It will never match. You may get the form, but you’ll never get the essence by searching for it in the form. And that’s why the form will never satisfy. It can never, ever, be enough. But the essence is perfectly plentiful.

To precipitate goodness (Godness) in your life, move always to the essence. Successful manifestation is moving the goodness from the Soul, through the intuition, and into the consciousness. Intuitive knowing is a process of Soul. It is a process of moving beyond form to the essence behind it and knowing the essence.

The essence of the Soul is abundance. Spirit is naturally abundant because it is the substance from which all things are created. There is nothing that is not Spirit. To be abundant from the Soul level does not mean having access to many things; it means having access to the essence of all things and being in communion with the one essence. When you are in that divine communion, you never feel lack. So if you want to experience true abundance, practice divine communion.


(From The Rest of Your Life by John-Roger, DSS with Paul Kaye)

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Financial Quote-of-the-day 1:

From James Surowiecki on the Treasury Secretary’s bailout plan speech today after which he stock market tanked:

I understand, as Tim Geithner mentioned, that acting sooner rather than later is the right thing to do in financial crises. But saying that you’re going to act isn’t the same thing as acting. We needed the latter, and instead we got the former.

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Financial Quote-of-the-day 2:

From Paul Kedrosky on Congress suddenly becoming experts on financial matters:

I’m as upset at the Fed, Treasury, and Wall Street as the next semi-sane person, but Congress pisses me off too. Just try to watch today’s hearings with too many House and Senate members getting basic terminology wrong (“default credit swaps”?); implying that people without money in a brokerage account aren’t dependent on financial markets; confusing income statements and balance sheets; babbling in a fact-free way about a return to the gold standard; and so on.

It’s so, so, so discouraging that these politicians are on the signing side of centi-billion dollar checks flowing into the financial system. We need emergency remedial financial training for all these elected lawyers before they make the current mess much, much worse.


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Financial Quote-of-the-day 3:

This Report by JETROS (Japan External Trade Organization) makes an interesting point that I have been meaning to post about for a few weeks. It’s about the influence that baby-boomers have had on past spending patterns, and the much reduced influence they will have in the future:

Public works projects are likely to rise in importance as actions by the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department may not prove sufficient to stimulate demand as aging US baby-boomers and other households focus on paying down debt rather than the consumer spending that has driven growth in the past.

As Merrill Lynch economist David Rosenberg states in a recent report titled "The Frugal Future", "The median (US) boomer is moving into his 50s. After a buying boom over the past 20 years that has seen the level of non-housing durable goods assets on the consumer balance sheet almost triple to nearly $40,000 per household, it looks as though the boomers are done. For the first time in four decades, we cannot expect to see the demographic cushion to consumer spending that helped ease the blow in each of the recessions dating back to the 1970s."


Posted by Paul Kaye at 5:55 PM
Keywords: Abundance, Manifestation, The Economy
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Monday, February 9, 2009

True Manifestation

Manifestation is successful only if it results in a change of consciousness. That’s a little different from how most people see it. Manifestation has usually been defined as the ability to make something appear physically. But if you only take into account the materialization of a physical form, you have missed the essence of creation. When manifestation results in a change of consciousness, you no longer need to see the form in the outer world, but you move to the very essence of its fulfillment inside of you and then you truly have it. Truly having something does not mean you possess it as a form, but that it is present for you in its essence.

(From The Rest of Your Life by John-Roger, DSS with Paul Kaye)

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I mentioned over the weekend the emerging trend of peer-to-peer lending. Another emerging trend in these times is Community Supported Agriculture. In both cases the meta-trend is distrust and lack of confidence in the regular supply chain. Richard Russell of Dow Theory Letters commented on this today:

We get all of our fresh vegetables through a CSA program, CSA is an abbreviation for community supported agriculture. Essentially a group of consumers pay up-front at the beginning of a growing season for a small (usually family) farm's start up costs. Its like a share, the dividends arrive every Wednesday in the form of a box brimming with seasonal produce--all organic vegetables and fruits at a very reasonable price. There are even meat CSAs now. Check out the CSAs in your area. Faye and I are members of Bee Wise and they usually give us so much food we have a problem finishing all of it.

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I found this interesting from Strategic Forecasting:

Ultimately, the issues dividing the world are not, in our view, subject to personalities, nor does goodwill (or bad will, for that matter) address the fundamental questions. Iran has strategic and ideological reasons for behaving the way it does. So does Russia. So does Germany, and so on. The tensions that exist between those countries and the United States might be mildly exacerbated by personalities, but nations are driven by interest, not personality.

Biden’s position did not materially shift the Obama administration away from Bush’s foreign policy, because Bush was the prisoner of that policy, not its creator. The Iranians will not make concessions on nuclear weapons prior to holding talks, and they do not regard their support for Hamas or Hezbollah as aiding terrorism. Being willing to talk to the Iranians provided they abandon these things is the same as being unwilling to talk to them.


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PK: My point in posting the above excerpt is to show that some things are changing rapidly and some things barely at all. Do not look to the Government for help because it is still basically the same people with the same agendas playing them out in the same way. It is really a time for taking personal responsibility. There will be change, we just don't know what. So stay healthy and flexible.

Of the reading I have recommended over the last few days, this one quote stands out:

I don't care how hard this period is. You have to have the combination of believing that you will prevail, that you will get out of this, but also not be the Pollyanna who ignores the brutal facts. You have to say that we will be in this for a long time and we will turn this into a defining event, a big catalyst to make ourselves a much stronger enterprise. Our characters are being forged in a burning, searing crucible.

--Jim Collins

Posted by Paul Kaye at 6:52 PM
Keywords: Health, Manifestation, The Economy, Values
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Abundance is Right Here

We can be successful in the material world but become a prisoner to having our needs met. So we continually have to manifest something to meet our needs and, in the process, the inner life is ignored. We may have lots of money, but we lack true abundance.

It’s a spiritual axiom that we attract what we dwell upon, so if we dwell upon lack, that’s what we’ll get. To lose the feeling of lack, we come back to the Soul, the true self, and dwell upon the abundance that is immediately present and all around us. This is the abundance that God is giving us right now. It may be as simple as the next breath we breathe or a piece of fruit we bite into and feel grateful to have.

Many people see abundance in terms of having what they want when they want it. But that’s the false self’s approach. When I refer to God’s abundance, I’m talking about taking time to look around you with joy and gratitude, taking in this moment in its fullness, knowing that God is present right now, and appreciating the blessing of being alive.


(From: What's It Like Being You by John-Roger, DSS and Paul Kaye)

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Keywords: Abundance, Manifestation
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Monday, January 19, 2009

The Joy of Assumption

I don't have much to say today. I have been busy working on J-R and my new book, Serving and Giving: Gateways to Higher Consciousness. I need to complete it by the end of the month. I can't say I like deadlines, they make me nervous, but they do have a way of getting things done. And as Bob Engel, my Tai Chi Chuan teacher often reminds me:

"There is a simple next step to everything, and that simple step can always be taken in a relaxed way."

He is actually quoting me, which at times is either a tremendous compliment or extremely irritating. Nevertheless, it is helpful for me to keep it in mind. It is a great antidote for overwhelm.

I also tell myself that time is malleable. I actually don't know whether it is or not. But it seems to work to say that it is.

Anyway, I thought this John-Roger quote from What's It Like Being You was worthy of your contemplation today:

But before we dismiss assumption altogether, we should look at its positive side, its spiritual counterpart. When your consciousness is crystal clear, you can assume things and know that they are so. This is an entirely different process from ordinary assumption. In the spiritual realm, first you know something, then you assume; you claim your knowing.

Use the Law of Assumption for your upliftment and spiritual growth. Assume that you are healthy, assume that you are awake, assume that you are divine, assume that you have abundance. God didn’t put us on Earth and say, “Beg.” He said, “All I’ve got is yours.”

When you live by the Law of Assumption, you cannot second-guess or doubt yourself. There must be crystal clarity inside you, a deep, certain knowing, not merely belief.

Posted by Paul Kaye at 5:10 PM
Keywords: God, Health, Manifestation
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Wonderful Key to Expansion

I think this quote is so good and so relevant to our lives, the current world situation, and to our seeding process that I am just going to let it be the post for today so that you can sit with it and take it in.


At the same time that we want to know who we are and that we are Soul, we can so easily get stuck in the drama of daily living. We become attached to our mistakes and failures instead of learning how to experience success beyond our wildest dreams. A key to expansion, to opening sacred inner space, is the divine imagination. Visualize the very best of yourself—the joy and the loving flowing within you and out of you—and hold that vision. As you hold that vision, it will become a reality because that’s the real you.

Many people, when they hear about using the divine imagination to live in the true self, say, “But that’s not real.” My response is, “Really? You are divine. You are a creator. You have the essence of God manifesting through you. Why can’t you mock up something positive? You mock up your misery. You mock up your despair. You mock up your illness. Why not mock up who you are?” You can use exactly the same principle you use to put down yourself and others to lift yourself into who you are.



(From: What’s It Like Being You by John-Roger, DSS with Paul Kaye)

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Keywords: Imagination, Manifestation, Seeding
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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Superb Road Map

To receive you must be active. Keep in mind your purpose. You will receive in direct proportion to your clarity of vision, your definiteness of purpose, the steadiness of your faith, and the depth of your gratitude.

--John-Roger, DSS

This excellent quote offers a road map to abundance. I want to particularly bring your attention to “clarity of vision” which we have been talking about, albeit in round about ways, this last week. Please continue to shape your vision for your seed, and then we will take the next step.

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The hilarious The Onion came up with an excellent piece on devaluations and the dollar in November 2005, which still holds up today. Excerpts:

Although the value of the U.S. dollar has fallen steadily against the Lithuanian nail and the Estonian crab apple since early this year, many financial experts had predicted that it would hold its own against the acorn.

"The inedible dollar simply does not offer the same long-term security or short-term benefits as the acorn," said James Aucker of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. "It is even falling against the Costa Rican pocket, the Latvian thimble, and the German Kinder Surprise Egg, which combines delicious chocolate with a fun, easy-to-assemble toy."

Despite the dollar's ongoing depreciation, it has still made significant gains on Congolese human life, which after late trading dropped to U.S. $1.2826.


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Financial Quote of the Dayfrom the excellent Tim Price of PFP Wealth Management:

Ronald described government as "like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other."

Where we stand today, a problem caused primarily by the unconstrained greed of the private sector is now being addressed by the dubious intentions of the public sector. History suggests it will not be handled well.

When money is spent, it can only be under one of three conditions. You can spend your money on yourself. You can spend your money on other people. Or you can spend other people's money on other people. This last version is the very definition of government spending.


Tim goes on to offer the following piece of advice:

Indeed the trick in 2009 will be to treat equities like bonds, as primarily income-generating assets (and something has to replace those deposit accounts at dodgy banks, which is to say all of them). So if the stocks in your portfolio are unlikely to maintain their dividend, or worse still don't even pay a dividend, you would be well advised to eject them with extreme prejudice.

Posted by Paul Kaye at 3:43 PM
Keywords: Manifestation, Money, Seeding, The Economy
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Monday, January 12, 2009

My Favorite Tool

Here is a Twitter (via Twitterrific) received from my wife Shelley today:

Picked up scissors in pencil cup on desk and lopped off ponytail. Salon appt. over!

Yup, in our home we take frugality and the Bohemian lifestyle really seriously.

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The following quote from J-R knocked my socks off when I first saw it:


Creative imagination is not wishful thinking. It is bringing the divine into action. It is bringing the Spirit into the mind, into the emotions, into the physical body, and into the physical world to manifest it.


It keyed me into the importance of the imagination, something I had relegated in the past to the lower levels of consciousness. It really helped me to use my awareness, and the way I move through life, in more creative ways.

And of course it is entirely relevant to the process of seeding as we imagine/envision the seeding scenario, and ourselves in it.

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From the I don’t Really Need to Know This But It Is Interesting Dept. (courtesy of veryshortlist.com):

South Dakotans have little use for yoga instructors, Floridians love Cuban food and drum circles, and Californians have the cleanest teeth. That’s according to StateStats — a search engine that shows us who’s been Googling what, from where, across the country.

The site lists the most popular search queries in every state and links them with data (on obesity, income levels, violent crime, etc.) provided by the U.S. Census Bureau: Alaska, which tops Google searches for “guns,” comes in second for suicide; Hawaiians, who devote large chunks of time to “tofu,” have the nation’s highest life expectancy (and an inordinate interest in “breast implants”). Maine is tops in searches for “chocolate labs.” West Virginia, “meth labs.” And Wyoming residents, who lead the nation in “alcoholism” searches, might want to partner up with the New Yorkers who pushed their state to the head of the “hangover remedies” list.

Posted by Paul Kaye at 4:43 PM
Keywords: Frugal Living, Imagination, Manifestation, Seeding, Simplicity
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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Must Have

God is intention. When you tithe you make God your abundant focus. God’s intention is in that focus, so God will know right where to find you.

From God Is Your Partner by John-Roger, DSS

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When looking at what you want to manifest in your life and seed for, an exercise developed by MSIA staff member Betsy Alexander has proved itself to be very effective. We use it when we are looking for a staff member or volunteer. Many have used it successfully when looking for a house or apartment. And it has even worked for finding a relationship.

In involves writing three lists on three separate pieces of paper. The first list is entitled MUST HAVE. In it you put all things that you must have in what you are wanting to manifest.

The second list is entitled WOULD LIKE. Unlike the first list, these are not deal breakers but things you might have a strong preference for.

The third list is entitled GRACIOUS TOUCHES. This is where you list the things that you could definitely do without but would be really nice to have.

So there you have it. It is a great way to get clear on what you wish to manifest. It really is giving God a clear blueprint. And of course always keep in mind the highest good of all concerned.

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Thanks to Grace Allison for this. This type of game is something I have been looking out for for quite some time, ever since I read about Mind Ball a few years ago, a game in which the person with the most relaxed mind gets to move the ball into the other person's goal. I think the games below will be lots of fun and very healthy for the mind, too.

Toy trains 'Star Wars' fans to use The Force
By Mike Snider, USA TODAY

Could The Force be with you? A toy due in stores this fall will let you test and hone your Jedi-like abilities.

The Force Trainer (expected to be priced at $90 to $100) comes with a headset that uses brain waves to allow players to manipulate a sphere within a clear 10-inch-tall training tower, analogous to Yoda and Luke Skywalker's abilities in the Star Wars films.

No, you're not tapping into some "all-powerful force controlling everything," as Han Solo said in the movies. But you are reaching out with mind power via one of the first mass-market brain-to-computer products. "It's been a fantasy everyone has had, using The Force," says Howard Roffman, president of Lucas Licensing.

Mind-control games may be the coming thing: Mattel plans to demonstrate a Mind Flex game (also due this fall), which uses brain-wave activity to move a ball through a tabletop obstacle course, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Thursday.

In the Force Trainer, a wireless headset reads your brain activity, in a simplified version of EEG medical tests, and the circuitry translates it to physical action. If you focus well enough, the training sphere, which looks like a ping-pong ball, will rise in the tower.

A state of deep concentration is needed to achieve a Force-full effect. "When you concentrate, it activates the training remote," says Frank Adler of toymaker Uncle Milton Industries, which is creating the Trainer. "There is a flow of air that will move the (ball). You can actually feel like you are in a zone."

Star Wars sound effects and audio clips emitted from the base unit "cue you in to progress to the next level (from Padawan to Jedi) or when to move the sphere up or down to keep challenging yourself," Adler says.

"Until today, EEG technology has been designed for rigorous medical and clinical applications with little regard to price (and) ease of use," says Greg Hyver of NeuroSky, which developed the brain-wave technology for both games. "We are putting this exciting technology into everyone's living room."

Posted by Paul Kaye at 9:45 PM
Keywords: Health, Manifestation, Seeding
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Manifesting Ourselves

God continually breathes toward you the wind that blows from heaven. As you open yourself to let it in, you’ll find that you can’t hold on to it, you can’t possess it. You must let go and allow that wind to lift you until you manifest your true self, the beingness of your Soul. Then you will know yourself as divine, as the promised one, as the Beloved for whom you have searched. And you will be awakened to the Soul and will know the presence of God in your heart.

(From: What’s It Like Being You by John-Roger, DSS and Paul Kaye)

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As we navigate through this time we are in, I am struck by how often I am comforted by the knowledge that God Is My Partner, that there is endless supply, and that nothing is being held back from me. My job is therefore to connect with the Source of that supply, let go of what I no longer need and what is no longer serving me so I can create space to receive. And of course a big key is for me to relax and be open. In terms of openness, I love this quote that I included in The Rest of Your Life:

Keep your hands open, and all the sands of the desert can pass through them.
Close them, and all you can feel is a bit of grit.


--Taisen Deshimaru

I am also grateful for the immense Grace that is in my life. I will be including more quotes on Grace between now and the end of the year.

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Financial Quote of the Day

We have entered a period of risk aversion unlike anything we've seen in our lifetime. Investors will be too wary for a while. You'll read stories about people who got rich betting against subprime mortgages and then about people who combed through the wreckage and found bargains. The next rich wave will be those who figure out where the value is. As for the average American investor, he'll be a deer in the headlights for years. It will be a while until greed gets comfortable again.

Michael Lewis author of the recently released Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity

Posted by Paul Kaye at 9:08 PM
Keywords: Grace, Manifestation
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Sunday, November 23, 2008

In Harmony With Infinite Supply

The following quote is from Timeless Wisdoms by J-R. Please read it and keep it close by you. There are so many keys here to living the spiritual principles of abundance and prosperity. Every time you read or hear anything negative about the economy or environment, instead of being caught up in what is being said, perhaps you can read this quote.

Ultimately, you can’t do anything “wrong,” because God is with you, in you as you, and is making sure that it all comes out perfectly. And that is a lot to be thankful for.

An attitude of gratitude is also a key to being in harmony with infinite supply. When you can honestly and truly thank God for what you have, for all your experiences, for all the people in your life, and for all your expressions, the sense of gratitude goes very deep. In that depth, you are open to infinite supply.

You also might think about being grateful when your desires are not being fulfilled. You might think about being grateful when your prayers are not being answered. Let those desires and prayers go, and ask only for the highest good, that you might be free of the creation of desire, that you might be free from illusion, that you might be free to know your own Soul and its perfection and glory.

Sometimes the best way to make the most out of a situation is to get out of it. The other way is to accept it and be grateful that it isn’t worse. I find that it’s much easier to just love it all. When it shows up, I go, “Wow. Another form of loving. Another face of loving. Another expression of loving. Another location of loving.” And then I get to participate in it. That’s grateful.

As you accept what you have and give thanks for your blessings, you find your life becoming happier and happier. Because, truly, my friends, you are blessed. There is not one of you who is not continually receiving of God’s infinite blessings and grace.


Posted by Paul Kaye at 9:10 PM
Keywords: Attitude, Endless supply, Fullness, Grace, Gratitude, Manifestation, Unconditional
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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Manifesting God's Abundance


A longer J-R quote today from Manifesting God’s Abundance, one of my all-time favorite seminars.

When we look at our business in terms of, "I wonder if I'll make money next year." Or, "Will I have a job next year? I wonder if they'll rehire me." Lord, what are you doing to yourself? The answer is probably not because you're manifesting lack. You're manifesting it. You're creating it with your breath instead of saying, "Hey, next year I'll have a job. I don't care if it's this job. But the job is going to be more abundantly alive, awakening me, than ever before and God help me be strong enough to fulfill it the greatest way possible. And let me learn and get strong so that when it comes I can't say 'Oh no' because I can't handle it because I was not prepared." You see, the big difference we're dealing with?

The abundance doesn't come in on your timing. It comes in on its timing. So part of your manifestation is not to manifest impatience. That's a lack of patience. Yours is lack. Yours is not the fulfillment. You see, if we ask for anything in terms of this world, in terms of spirit, in terms of another individual, we must be willing to give to receive. We must be willing to make that first overture, that first presentation. If we're going to manifest the fullness, then we must represent fullness. If we represent fullness all the time, what do we have? Full-ness. It's not positive thinking because you can positively think it full or not be full. You manifest fullness. You become that all the time.

No matter what happens, you pull from inside of you and give of the fullness. And people will ask. “Where did you get it?" And you say, "I don't have the foggiest, it was just there--the Father is delivering to me all the time. All I had to do is do." And the manifestation of the abundance is the doing. When we do, it starts coming through. Now, here's the big key: We always look out there for people to manifest to us our abundance through God. What we're doing is we're restricting what can come to us.


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I received a question that if the dollar will be declining what do I do with my money magnet?

Gold. There is a reason that it’s hard to find gold coins. People have caught on. Still, there is no need for panic, cash is going to be useful for a while. But for the long term, gold has the history of longevity. And of course real estate is wonderful to own. The basic self loves land.

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I loved this concluding paragraph from Jeremy Grantham’s GMO quarterly newsletter.

Finally, a Single Piece of Advice for the Government

I have never been a fan of the hysteria that has surfaced on all sides in recent years at a hint of recession, and the panic to throw public money at the economy. Mild recessions have several long-term advantages discussed in earlier Letters, but in recent years we seem to have lost interest in the long term.

However, this time it's different. This is the Real McCoy crisis, and we must welcome all the stimulus we can get. It is easy, though, to end up employing people to build mildly useful parks or, in the Japanese style, nearly useless bridges to nowhere. Government stimulus can have a decent (even high) return in the long run. It absolutely doesn't have to be a series of boondoggles. Let me suggest that the magic word this time is not "plastics" but "alternatives." Massive spending on energy and, better yet, energy savings will create jobs, stimulate the economy, produce a good long-term economic return, reduce dependence on depleting Middle Eastern oil, curtail carbon dioxide emissions, and set, for once, a real example for other countries. From the simplest - better insulation and more efficient machines - through the new alternatives - solar, wind power, and second generation biomass - to the potentially massive investments in new nuclear plants and efficient energy transmission, this could be in total a long range bonanza for the U.S. in economic and broader respects. Such a program could offset the risks of a Japanese-style drawn-out recession. It would be potentially an epoch-defining change, and one of which, like the Marshall Plan, future generations might be proud.

Posted by Paul Kaye at 3:22 PM
Keywords: Fullness, Manifestation, The Economy
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Loving Infusion

When you are dealing with any karmic pattern or situation, your time and focus are much better spent on loving everything in your current life and not trying to go back and figure out or change anything in the past that might be connected to the karmic situation. Spirit is present in each step you take and each movement you make. If you bring your awareness to that each second, you are doing far more for yourself than you would do if you tried to look into the past for causes, reasons, and so on.

(From Fulfilling Your Spiritual Promise by John-Roger, DSS)

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As we contemplate what we want to manifest in our lives, for the highest good, and maintain our focus on it, seeing ourselves clearly in he picture, it is also very important that we bring our loving present.

It’s easy to get caught up in what we want and to get very serious and intense. In fact most importantly of all is maintaining the loving as we continue to contemplate our manifestation in the making. It’s important to infuse our image with loving.

The reason we maintain our focus is to make sure the image holds for us. If it wavers, perhaps we are not clear. The “static” is telling us something, so let’s be with it and find out what it is. Everything should be embraced as an opportunity to be get clearer. At some point we will release the image into God’s hands. But for now let’s be sure it is what we want and infuse it with our loving.

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My obsession with General Motors continues. This from insightful piece from Tim Price:

Citigroup’s Hans Kullberg has written an interesting piece in which he details the extent of the problems facing the US auto sector (excerpt):

“Every time I see a commercial on television advertising a “0% APR No-Fees, No-Money Down” loan for a car, I cringe. The average American household currently owns 2.28 cars – how many of these are idle? The days of “buy now and pay later” are over, meaning there’s no money left to buy cars, meaning there’s no money left to support the auto industry, meaning there’s no sales revenues to pay absurd pension plans, meaning there’s no reason for the US Government to extend a lifeline simply to postpone the inevitable future of a futile auto industry. Although politically appeasing, to do so would be a disservice to the American taxpayer, which is a much larger contingent than the 2 million or so odd jobs that would be saved. To put off the day of reckoning will make the downfall worse when it finally comes.”

But then, let he who doesn’t need government money cast the first stone. And the problem with government money is that in most jurisdictions the very term is a misnomer, because governments too are already heavily indebted, so it’s taxpayers’ money we’re really talking about. And this gets us to the heart of the debate: at what tipping point do effectively unlimited guarantees and capital support by governments start to become self-defeating, inasmuch as they start to erode belief in the very instruments (specifically, government bonds, and in due course fiat currency) from which they are constructed? Or to put it another way, when does money start to eat itself?

With every announcement of a further government bailout to be paid for by future taxpayers, skeptics might rightly wonder whether a crisis brought about by easy credit is going to be resolved by more of the same.

Tim Price
Director of Investment
PFP Wealth Management
17th November 2008.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Win in Your Fantasy

Don’t lose in your fantasy. Always win in your fantasy because you’re making it up. Don’t make it up as bad; make it up as good. When you worry, you’re holding pictures in your mind that you want less of, but the law of Spirit says, “What you focus upon, you become. What you focus on comes to you.” So hold in your mind what you want more of.

Dr. John-Roger, DSS, from Timeless Wisdoms

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As we explore manifestation the above quote is our starting point. e asked on Friday, “What is it that you want, or would like to manifest, for the highest good?” Now the question is, “Can you hold a steady focus on what you have selected?”

One thing you can do that helps with clarity, is write down the details of what you envision. Make sure you put yourself in the picture you are describing. This is a fantasy you are starring and winning in. It can also help to have colored crayons and draw pictures.

It’s a joy to think that we can create in cooperation with Spirit for our highest good, regardless of the times we live in and the ups and downs of the economy. There is endless supply and we have full access to that as we practice the spiritual principles of abundance and prosperity.

The commonest confusion I see with people, on a weekly basis, is that they equate abundance and prosperity with dollar (or pound or euro) bills. It’s not about that. It is about connecting with the divine. Of course, we need to be practical and take care of the financial area as we have discussed in this blog at length, but that is a small part of the story.

For now, stay with your focus.

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I have been following the fate of General Motors with interest as I believe the outcome will set the tone of the U.S. economy, and how it will be handled, for a generation. So, for those of you who are interested in these things, John Mauldlin had this to say this weekend:

Is GM too Big to Let Fail?

I wrote in 2004 that GM was essentially bankrupt. They owed more in pension obligations than it seemed likely they would be able to pay, without major restructuring of the union contracts. I was not alone in such an assessment, although there were not many of us. Now that assessment is common wisdom.

Bloomberg today cites sources that claim a collapse of GM would cost taxpayers $200 billion if the company were forced to liquidate. The projections also called for the loss of "millions" of auto-related jobs. GM, Ford, and Chrysler employ 240,000. They provide healthcare to 2 million, pension benefits to 775,000. Another 5 million jobs are directly related to the three auto companies. GM has 6,000 dealerships which employ 344,000 people. According to a recent study by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), if the domestic automakers cut output and employment by 50 percent, nearly 2.5 million jobs would be lost and governments would lose $108 billion in revenue over three years.

How did we get to a place where its stock price has dropped from $87 in early 1999 to $3.10 today? Where Rod Lache of Deutsche Bank has a "price target" of zero for GM? "Even if GM succeeds in averting a bankruptcy, we believe that the company's future path is likely to be bankruptcy-like," Lache wrote.

The litany of reasons is long. At the top of the list are union contracts which mandate high costs and pension plans which cannot be met. Then there is the problem of many years of poorly designed cars, although they are now getting their act together. We can also discuss poor management and bloated costs, like paying multiple thousands of workers who are not actually working. GM is structured for the 50% market share they used to command, whereas now they only have 20%.

Let's all acknowledge that having GM go bankrupt would not be a good thing. But it is not the end of the US automotive industry, nor even of GM. Let's think about what a GM bankruptcy might look like. In a bankruptcy, the debt holders line up to come up with a restructuring plan so that they can maximize the return of their loans or obligations. The shareholders get wiped out, but with GM down over 95%, that has largely been accomplished. That process has happened with airlines, steel companies, and tens of thousand of other companies. It is called creative destruction.

First, let's understand that the real owners of GM are the pension plans, as I wrote in 2004. They are the entities with the largest obligations and the most to lose. They are the biggest stakeholders in a successful GM. Giving them the responsibility for making a new, leaner, meaner GM with realistic union contracts would be rational; otherwise they would lose most of what they have.

Factories need to be closed. Auto sales are down to 11 million cars a year, the lowest since 1982, which was the last major recession. Automotive companies sold cars at such low prices in the last few years that sales went to 16 million a year. But the cars that have been sold will last for a long time. Few people are going to buy a new car when the old one is working fine, especially in a recession and a Muddle Through economy. Further, does GM really need eight automotive lines, some of which have been losing money for years?

A restructured GM with realistic costs could be quite competitive. They have some great cars. I drive one. It is four years old and so good I am likely to drive it for at least another four.

At some point after the restructuring, the pension plans could float the stock on the market and get some real value. If actual pensions need to be adjusted, then so be it. While that is sad for the GM pensioners, is it any sadder than for Delta or United Airlines or steel company pensioners who saw their benefits go down? For the vast majority of Americans, no one guarantees their full retirement. Why should auto trade unions be any different?

Taxpayers in one form or another are going to have to pay something. Unemployment costs, increased contributions to the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation, job training, relocation, and other costs will be borne. So, it is in our interest to get involved so as to minimize our costs, as well as help preserve as many jobs as possible.

The bailout for GM is a bailout for the trade unions and management. US consumers are simply going to buy fewer cars in the future. That is a fact. Spending $50 billion does not address that reality. That $50 billion can be better spent by helping workers who lose their jobs. Without serious reforms a bailout will simply postpone the problem, and there will be a need for more money in a few years. And do we think that the management which got GM into the current mess is the group to bring them out?

Do we protect Circuit City? Sun just announced plans to lay off 6,000 workers. Where is their bailout? Citibank announced 10,000 further job cuts today. This is a recession. And sadly that means a lot of jobs are going to be lost. GM workers should have no more right to their jobs than a Sun or Citibank or Circuit City worker.

John Mauldin, Best-Selling author and recognized financial expert, is also editor of the free Thoughts From the Frontline that goes to over 1 million readers each week. For more information on John or his FREE weekly economic letter go to: http://www.frontlinethoughts.com/learnmore

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Return to Manifestation

We humans are experts at making negative assumptions: I’m unworthy; I’m terrible; I’m a failure; I’ll never get anywhere; God doesn’t love me. You can be equally successful at holding to your true direction and overcoming whatever distracts you. Here is how this practice works: whenever you experience a distraction—let’s say, feeling unworthy—go back to your center, find the clarity within, and say, “Right now, through invoking the Law of Assumption, I assume that this feeling of unworthiness is gone and will stay gone. I’m busy doing other things. I don’t have time for this distraction.”

The part of us that keeps the spiritual Law of Assumption from working is the ego. The false self uses the power of the mind and the emotions, backed by willpower and the power of the body, to prevent us from manifesting wonderful things in the world. But there’s a bigger will, the Soul. Once you connect with the Soul, the ego seems like nothing. You wonder why you allowed your life to be run by such an inconsequential thing!

If you start assuming that you are Soul, you will become Soul, the Beloved. This is not something that will happen in some future time and place. It is true right here, right now.


(From: What’s It Like Being You by John-Roger, DSS, and Paul Kaye)

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After a few weeks of writing about the financial meltdown, I think we have a good idea of where we are, the context for the whole thing, and indeed the context for the times. It now has to play out and as it does we have spoken about the inner and the outer preparation needed to deal with the consequences.

So enough about all of that for now. Let’s return our focus to the good stuff—manifestation. Living the life we aspire to, regardless of circumstances, meaning that we are not dependent on materiality for our fulfillment.

We start such a journey by asking ourselves what we want. That is the key to this. So let’s begin there. And what we come up with can be evaluated and measured against the values we have as individuals. (If you are new to this blog see “Values” tag on the right).

Clarity is important. I know what I am looking for to create. I have thought about it, and written it down. Most importantly, I have a clear picture of what it is, and I can clearly see myself doing it.

What do you want to manifest, for the highest good?

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Ever wondered what you would do if you had to start from scratch? I enjoyed this review of Scratch Beginnings by Adam Shepard.

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And who are the happiest at their jobs? According to Yahoo Hotjobs it’s Clergy, 67.2% of them. The second happiest were firefiighters.

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For a good financial read see David Brooks' Op-Ed in the NY Times. Some very difficult decisions are up for the new U.S. Government. There are no easy choices. Which means we send the Light.

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Precipitating Goodness in Your Life

Last night I was interviewed by Sheila Grace Harvey on her Internet show, Relationship Revelations. I read the following excerpt from the The Rest of Your Life, a chapter I picked out at random, in the form of a meditation. As I was reading, I was so moved by these words in this chapter from John-Roger, it was as if I was seeing them for the first time, and it is so apropos for this blog. Reading it is a great way to end your weekend or start your week.

"When you live life knowing that you are worthy of God’s presence in your life, you bring good and abundant things into your life. You are open to God’s love, so love comes to you. You are aware of the joy in your life, so you manifest more joy.

Manifestation is successful only if it results in a change of consciousness. That’s a little different from how most people see it. Manifestation has usually been defined as the ability to make something appear physically. But if you only take into account the materialization of a physical form, you have missed the essence of creation. When manifestation results in a change of consciousness, you no longer need to see the form in the outer world, but you move to the very essence of its fulfillment inside of you and then you truly have it. Truly having something does not mean you possess it as a form, but that it is present for you in its essence.

You don’t possess your breath, nor do you possess the air around you as a form. Yes, you do need it, yet when you take a breath in, there is no longer a need because it is present within you. When you find the essence of love within you and then seek a form for it, in a person, a marriage, or a family, you are taking your mental identification, putting your energy on it, pushing it out into the world, and seeking the form that will somehow match the essence you have experienced inside of yourself. It will never match. You may get the form, but you’ll never get the essence by searching for it in the form. And that’s why the form will never satisfy. It can never, ever, be enough. But the essence is perfectly plentiful.

To precipitate goodness (Godness) in your life, move always to the essence. Successful manifestation is moving the goodness from the Soul, through the intuition, and into the consciousness. Intuitive knowing is a process of Soul. It is a process of moving beyond form to the essence behind it and knowing the essence.

The essence of the Soul is abundance. Spirit is naturally abundant because it is the substance from which all things are created. There is nothing that is not Spirit. To be abundant from the Soul level does not mean having access to many things; it means having access to the essence of all things and being in communion with the one essence. When you are in that divine communion, you never feel lack. So if you want to experience true abundance, practice divine communion."

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Friday, September 26, 2008

More on Precipitation

When I quoted from J-R’s 1972 book, Precipitation, on September 18th, it brought a lot of enthusiastic responses. So to start your weekend here are two more quotes from the book for you to contemplate:

Previously we have talked about a money magnet. I know it hit some of you pretty hard, like, "What do you mean, money magnet? Isn't money the root of all evil?" But we weren't really talking about money. We were talking about precipitation. Sure, that money magnet will pull money to you; we all know this by now. But you will be able to precipitate into your beingness that which you are controlled or tempered into. In that frequency you will be able to manifest it. The money magnet is like lifting weights. It's getting you in shape to reach into the greater things and work within the higher levels. This is training of the mind, training of the consciousness, learning to place the desires, learning to place the emotions, the tuning into it and bringing these things forward. Then you will find out you won't have to tune into a "money magnet" frequency. You'll tune into the Grace of God and manifest everything down for you. You will learn to precipitate your happiness and your joy because you will tune into it through your own joy within. Once we can, and that's all of us, reach in and stir our spiritual inner awareness a little bit, so many doors will open.

The longer, the more intently we can hold our focus on a point, the sooner we can precipitate that point into greater manifestation for us. You want love, be love.

I’ll be posting over the weekend. Have a great one.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Are You the Man or Woman of Abundance?

As we shift our focus to precipitation and manifestation I thought this passage from What’s It Like Being You? is worth contemplating.

We’re always drawn to people who demonstrate abundance. They’re the ones whose shoulders we cry on. Abundant people know we all go through times of stress when we’re growing, when we’re breaking out of old patterns into the new, and they give us an abundance of understanding. They see past our mistakes and love us anyway. Their abundance gives; it doesn’t take.

A person in lack will fulfill your lack. It’s like the old saying “misery loves company.” We come to a point, however, when we hit bottom and say, “Well, I don’t have to fear failure. I’ve got an abundance of it. Now I’m carefree. I’ve got nothing to lose. I might as well go for everything.” And that’s the manifestation of abundance: to not be afraid of losing it all; to not be afraid of failing. You’re free because you know that fulfillment is inside of you. Your wealth is your true self.

When we look at manifesting abundance, it is important that we don’t fall into the downward spiral of never being satisfied. An attitude of gratitude is essential. I’d rather have a telephone that’s hard to hear on than no telephone. I’d rather have fluoridated water than no water. You can learn to appreciate even your irritation and negativity. Then, no matter what happens, you’re a grateful person. That grateful feeling has a wonderful, protective quality to it. Gratitude is a higher state of consciousness that keeps you free of opinions, thoughts, and feelings that do not have the quality of being grateful.


I’ll be building on the theme of abundance and I’ll also do a post on success and failure in the next day or so.

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Keywords: Gratitude, Manifestation
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Materialism, Law and Grace

First the law: As the powers of the land wrap up the enormous financial mess this country has gotten into, I thought the excerpt below from Strategic Forecasting (www.stratfor.com) brings us up to date and wraps up the matter as far as this blog is concerned.

The U.S. Treasury floated its barebones plan for a $700 billion bailout of the U.S. mortgage market. A final text is expected to be put before Congress for a rapid vote by the end of next week, before Congress breaks for elections. Details of the three-page plan are extremely sketchy, but in essence Congress will authorize the Treasury to spend up to $700 billion to purchase (at prices the Treasury has the market position to dictate) mortgages in various forms of packaging for sale to other interested parties (at costs the Treasury will be able to set) at a later time.

In a stroke this ends this chapter of the subprime crisis. Those assets will now be transferred to the government — the current holders will take whatever loss the Treasury feels is appropriate — and sold back to the market as conditions improve. In the long run this is great for both the housing market and the government — for the housing market because it puts a floor under current falling housing prices and allows America’s positive population growth and net immigration to slowly raise future prices, and for the government because while it will increase debt in the short term, in the long run it will probably earn the government a profit. The Treasury will be aiming to buy low and sell high, and in most cases should be able to, yet it has the authority to raise its paying prices or lower its sale prices as necessary to ensure that both ends of the market continue to function semi-normally.

But as with the upheaval on Wall Street, this will have a hidden impact. The U.S. Treasury is about to get tossed a fat account with broad powers, but for a project for which it will have full legal and regulatory indemnity. Squeezed into that double-spaced, three-page document the Treasury jotted in that no private entity or government agency could challenge the legal or regulatory basis of its mortgage operations. Add in the burgeoning efforts to clean up Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and the Treasury now has $1 trillion in projects that no one short of the Supreme Court itself can challenge. Not even Josef Stalin acted with such freedom on such a scale. The next Treasury secretary had better know what he is doing.


--STRATFOR

And Light ahead to that! Which brings us to a bit of grace from Manifesting God’s Abundance by John-Roger, DSS, with a reminder that there are more interesting things in life than materialism.


“Materialism is a strange game. It's caught more than one person and rubbed their nose back into the world time and time and time again."

“Why should we just stop short and just manifest the law, because that means we'll always be beggars. We'll always be trying to manifest our need which then puts us right back in materialism. We become materialistically minded. Manifest the car, manifest the wife, manifest this, manifest that. We're right back in it. What happened to all this spirituality? It is masquerading. So, the manifestation isn't for that of the world, but it is for the awareness of the Beloved that is you inside.”

“And in a state of abundance we must watch we don't get caught in materialism, but that we can supply the abundance of life-giving responses inside of us to radiate out as spiritual energy, as radiant energy, as cosmic energy, and let it lift all around us.”


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Keywords: Grace, Manifestation, Money
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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Precipitation

In 1972, J-R wrote a booklet that was printed in the MSIA office on a Gestetner machine on 8 1/2 x 11 paper. I was 22 years-old and living in London at the time and when I acquired this flimsy booklet with its paragraphs that ran on for a page, and its faded type, I was less than impressed. Plus it was called “Precipitation.” What the hell was that? I only knew that precipitation was snow or rain. I read through the book and never gave it another look.

Oh, the folly of youth. In going back, I can tell you that the book is SOLID GOLD! Fortunately, most of it is reproduced in Wealth and Higher Consciousness. Nevertheless, going back to the original I re-read this gem:

We can, by working through 'Grace', alter and change physical patterns. The Law of Grace has been demonstrated so many times in every one of your lives. I'm going to tell you many things that you may already know but, again, you may not be aware of it until you hear it consciously. I have looked ahead at some of the things that have been coming my way and realized that I could through this Law of Grace that is given us by the Holy Spirit, bring about and precipitate down into this physical reality that looks completed, a re-creation. And the joy is unfathomable to think -WOW! It's all completed but through the Holy Spirit or the Supreme God, through moving myself into that God-consciousness, I could precipitate down whole new patterns on top of the "possible" or "probable” things, and completely and entirely change the old prophetic pattern - absolutely change it. When you move into this type of an action, you are confronting and overcoming all karmic conditions and reincarnation patterns and are now creating in a God consciousness; throughout all universes where you travel. These actions take place through the power of Grace, or through God saying, "You may do this because you and I are one and you are working as a representative for me: in that movement that you represent me, all must come under your dominion. All principalities, all laws, all forms of nature are now yours to command, if you so desire to command, if you wish it into being, it will be done. If you desire it, it will manifest itself and before you even need it, it will be there." (From: Precipitation by John-Roger, DSS)

Wow, what more can I say. In fact, I am not going to say anything more.

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Keywords: Grace, Gratitude, Manifestation
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Friday, September 5, 2008

God's Abundance

What we have to do is exercise this thing called God's abundance.

When God manifests, he manifests abundance. See, that's how we know it's from God. It is abundance. Otherwise it's out of the law of ourselves that we're pulling it to us. Yet, once we've done that, we have not really accomplished anything because we're not manifesting the growth into God's abundance. So when success comes our way, we often fail because we can't handle success--we never learned how to grow into God's abundance that is coming towards us. And we manifest the failure and the lack, instead of saying, "God is bringing this into me and I have to grow big enough to get it--I've got to be able to put myself there to receive of it." Yes, it is a manifestation of faith, I agree. But it's not the type of faith that's a hope. Nor is it wishy-washy. It's the type of faith of knowing it's coming even though it's unseen at this moment. You know it's coming.


(From: Manifesting God's Abundance by John-Roger, DSS)

Before we take Step Three of the seeding process, I wanted to take a couple of days, again in preparation and contemplation, to reflect on the nature of God's abundance in our lives. It seems to me that is what we are tapping into when we seed. So let's create the place inside of us for that to manifest.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Tea Bowl (part two)

Rather than saying, “I need that chocolate cake, I need that car, I need that dress, I need that house,” move into the true essence inside you, the truly aligned direction of your life. Then all those other material things can appear as a by-product, not as a focus. One of the first steps into that true essence is to be silent. In silence, intuition kicks in, and we find that God is our source. What’s It Like Being You by John-Roger with Paul Kaye

The Tea

Sitting in silence with the essence of the tea bowl, now within me, brought me to a place of fulfillment, quiet, and abundance. Even though I wasn’t going to possess the tea bowl physically, I lacked for nothing and was complete.

After the talk by the potter was over, the group stood up to go. I don’t know what possessed me but I went over to the woman who had offered to treat me and showed her the tea bowl and jokingly said, “This is the one I want.” She looked at the price and screamed, “I knew you were going to do this!”

Quietly, behind my back, she enlisted the help of the group and everyone pitched in and bought the tea bowl for me. That afternoon our guide, Steve, the two of women who helped with the collection, and myself went to the potter’s home to collect the tea bowl. The potter was not there but his beautiful wife took us into the living room and taking the bowl in hand explained that the bowl had a soul (they take their tea bowls very seriously), and that the tea bowl is made by two artists. The first is the potter but the most important is the second artist, me (the owner)--how I use the bowl determines its future.

So I had the blessing of the physical bowl plus the inner bowl. I still have the tea bowl and enjoy its beauty every day. From that experience I discovered that everything is inside of me and I didn’t have to possess a lot of material things. That through attuning to something’s essence, or at least the essence as I perceive it, it could also vibrate inside of me and I could experience the fullness of having it. For example, I love nature but I don’t get to be in it as much as I would like. But being present with a plant or a tree can unfold the experience of being in nature inside of me.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Tea Bowl (part one)

To have abundance in Soul does not mean having lots of things; it means having access to, and communion with, the essence of all things. Once you are in touch with that, you have all things inside you. You don’t feel any lack. You have fullness and gratitude, and you walk free, knowing that whatever you need will come to you. What’s It Like Being You? by John-Roger and Paul Kaye

I was working on the final stages of What’s It Like Being You? and the editor of the book told me she was having difficulty with the above quote. She said that she didn’t know what it meant. So I told her the story of my Japanese tea bowl and she exclaimed, “I get it now! You must write that story one day.” So here it is.

In 2002, I was traveling in Japan, as facilitator of a PTS Zen of Spirit trip. Steve Beimel, our guide, was treating us to a panoply of cultural delights and it was at one these, a 13th generation artisan potter’s shop, that a trainee approached me and said for me to choose something I like and that she would treat me to it.

I chose a $12 plate and handed it to her. She laughed and indicated that she anticipated me acquiring something a little more expertly crafted, and thus of higher value. The thought both delighted me and made me nervous and I was unable to select anything despite a wonderful display of tea bowls—something I really wanted. The tea bowl is a sacred object to many and is used to whisk up a hot cup of matcha (finely ground high quality green tea), usually as part of what is known as the Tea Ceremony.

Time ran out and I along with the group journeyed on, led by Steve, to another expert potter--one who was less traditional and more artistically inclined. We sat down in his living room as he gave us a short talk. I was relaxed and happy and in my reverie I peered to the side at the collection of pottery on the shelf next to me and my eye caught the most beautiful tea bowl I had ever seen. I picked it up and held it adoringly. Every aspect and every angle inspired and moved me. Then I tentatively checked the price. At first I thought the label said $200 but on closer inspection it was 200,000 yen (about $1,800 at the time).

It was too much to ask the kind trainee to pay for and I knew I had to let it go. But how could I do that? I decided to sit in silence and take the essence of the tea bowl into me. I knew I could take that with me, and if I could truly take in the essence the tea bowl would be mine as an inner reality, even if I didn’t have it with me physically.

More tomorrow.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Accessing the Field

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." Confucius

“I keep saying to myself that I want a simple life, but keep meandering off that path into complexity. Spending the day in quiet Saturday led me to this thought: re-center your life around the things you are grateful for.

"Many of the truly powerful people I’ve known-- the centered, the balanced people, the people who have affected my life with their kindness and gentleness--live simply, have confronted themselves, and have come to peace with themselves. I have noticed a kind of quiet about them."
Roderick W. MacIver Heron Dance (herondance.org)

In 1993 on the way back from Spain, having done a workshop on the spiritual principles of abundance and property there, I was reading a book by Deepak Chopra, called Ageless Body, Timeless Mind. This was before Chopra had become the glamorous, over-hyped figure he is today. At that time he talked a lot about the “quantum field”—-best described as the place where modern science mets spirituality.

I enjoyed the book immensely. I still have it with tons of underlines everywhere. One section that particularly caught my eye was about how people realized their intentions. It was as if Chopra had read God Is Your Partner, as he clearly laid out the mechanics of his methodology, in a way almost identical to the steps we take in seeding.

To quote from the book:

1) A certain outcome is intended.

2) The intention is specific and definite; the person is certain about what he or she wants.

3) The person takes an attitude of non-interference.

4) The person expects a result and has confidence in the outcome.

There is no anxious attachment to the result.

Worry, uncertainty, and doubt are the three primary obstacles that prevent us from making efficient use of the power contained in every intention. The power is still there but we turn it against itself.

In other words, when you doubt that a desire will come true, essentially you are sending out a self-defeating intention, which the field computes as canceling your first desire.

5) Every fulfilled intention teaches you how to fulfill the next intention even better.

6) At the end of the process, there is no doubt that the outcome was obtained by a definite, conscious process that extends beyond the individual to a larger reality--for some this is God or Providence.


Later on in the book he mentions that, "being so conditioned by the materialist worldview, all of us tend to look for material results. However, someone who wishes for wealth may actually be desiring the security that they imagine wealth brings, and if that intention is dominant in their awareness, the field might favor an outcome that brought a sense of security rather than material wealth. The feedback produced from an intention is capable of manifesting in unexpected ways, but some result is always produced, however faint."

As you know, I think it is useful for readers of this blog to see someone else saying the same thing that John-Roger has been laying out for us for years. But another perspective with a new twist can sometimes bring clarity and insight. I love how clear and articulate Deepak Chopra is in the above quotes, particularly in the last paragraph.

Posted by Paul Kaye at 5:16 PM
Keywords: Manifestation, Seeding
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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Seeing Yourself in the Picture

"My friend told me a little while later, 'I seeded for that horse. That was yours.' I said, 'Tell me about the image you were holding.' So he told me, and I said, 'You never saw me on the horse on the property.' He said, 'No, I didn’t. I just saw the horse for you.'

"I told him, 'If it’s for me, you’ve got to put me in the picture with the horse, and you’ve got to put both of us at Windermere.'

"The next day we received a phone call about another horse, and we drove out to see it. We both looked and said, 'That’s the palomino.' About a week later that horse was at Windermere, and I was riding it."
Dr. John-Roger DSS God Is Your Partner

A big part of the seeding process is envisioning or picturing clearly what it is you want (the harvest). As J-R says, "We hold clearly the inner picture of what we want, and then we seed for it. This is a fast way to personal abundance."

The error that I make time and time again is that while I successfully see what I want, I fail to see myself in the picture getting it. As well as the J-R quote opening this post, Mr. Hosher is also instructive. (Be aware that in John Hosher's book Seed Money, the emphasis is on seeding for a financial harvest.)

Hosher not only says, "You must be able to conceive yourself as having the amount you claim," but also recommends seeing what you are going to do with the money, or envisioning the details of depositing it in the bank, as a way of seeing yourself in the picture of the seed.

Part of the value in writing this blog is enhancing my own abilities in tapping into "God's endless supply." I know that this particular aspect of claiming the seed will now be strengthened.

I shared at today's Ministers Meeting how the sharing in the comments section was integral to the blogging experience, and how we all benefit from each others experience. Your comments are welcome at any time.

Posted by Paul Kaye at 6:59 PM
Keywords: Manifestation, Seeding
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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Back to the "Claim"

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” (Mark 11:24 NIV)


My first experience of the claim was about 10 years ago when Shelley and I were looking to rent our first place together. After having talked about it and made a list of our preferences I was very clear on what to seed for.

Once I placed the seed, I found myself hoping that the rental property I seeded for existed and would come to us. Fortunately I caught my wobbly, doubt-filled thinking and said to myself, "What am I doing? I've seeded. It's done. What I've seeded for is manifested, my job is to find where it is."

That little self-talk changed the whole game around for me. From being passive and vaguely hopeful, I was suddenly filled with enthusiasm. It was now an adventure to find the harvest that God had prepared.

And we found it. And it exceeded our expectations. It was a great lesson for me.

Posted by Paul Kaye at 9:12 PM
Keywords: Manifestation, Seeding
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Fullness

"If we ask for anything in terms of this world, in terms of Spirit, in terms of another individual--we must be willing to give to receive. We must be willing to make the first overture, that first presentation. If we're going to manifest fullness, then we must represent fullness. If we represent fullness all the time, what do we have? Fullness. It's not positive thinking because you can positively think it full and not be full. You manifest fullness. You become that all the time. And no matter what happens, you pull from inside of you and give of the fullness." Dr. John-Roger, DSS Manifesting God's Abundance

Yesterday's post brought up more thoughts for me. Shelley and I don't go to Ikea simply because we are happy with what we have and even an innocent visit there, "Let's just see what they've got," would inundate our senses with things that we never knew existed, and thus did not want, but with which now we can't live without and must have. Similarly, I avoid pouring through catalogs that arrive in the mail or glare at me from plane seats.

So is all this avoidance of friends' homes and Ikea, lack? Possibly, but I am reminded by J-R saying, "The eyes are always hungry" and being aware of that I try to keep them satiated by what I already have. Now I must confess I do visit Amazon.com often, where, as can be seen from my purchases, my eyes appear to be consistently starving.

But I digress. In living the spiritual principles of abundance and prosperity, one of the baselines is the quote that heads this post--living from the fullness. This quote is so rich with meaning and has informed my approach to life. If I should go into lack, I remind myself that I lack for nothing and return to the fullness. Am I kidding myself? No, not when I stay within my own experience and don't look into the world for reasons to feel deprived.

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Keywords: Fullness, Manifestation
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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Divine Imagination

Creative imagination is not wishful thinking. It is bringing the divine into action. It is bringing the Spirit into the mind, into the emotions, into the physical body, and into the physical world to manifest it. Dr. John-Roger DSS

The above is one of my top all time J-R quotes, and opened up a world for me, as I used to think of imagination to be on a lower level and certainly not equated with the divine. Fortunately my ignorance is in the past but these days I find the quote a particularly useful and relevant antidote to the apocalyptic scenarios that have become a daily media event.

When we look at putting into practice the spiritual principles of abundance and prosperity, to me a healthy place to start is with a good and positive divine imagination through which positive scenarios can be continually envisioned and held in our consciousness.

Many years ago, J-R gave my mother a prayer to say in answer to a question she had. The question escapes me, but I have always remembered the answer--"Lord, I am grateful for all I have, and I am open to receiving more." That has helped me a lot. What used to put a brake on my imagination/envisioning was the thought that I was being too greedy. Starting with gratitude for what I have, asking for the highest good, and being open to receive more, are now my starting points. Then I feel free to imagine whatever my heart desires.

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Keywords: Manifestation
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

What We Want More Of

“Don’t lose in your fantasy. Always win in your fantasy because you’re making it up. Don’t make it up as bad; make it up as good. When you worry, you’re holding pictures in your mind that you want less of, but the law of Spirit says, ‘What you focus upon, you become. What you focus on comes to you.’ So hold in your mind what you want more of.” Dr. John-Roger DSS from Timeless Wisdoms

A year or so ago I was putting together a PTS course on Health, (it's still in the works, BTW), called Spiritual Principles of Health and Well-Being. Barbara Wieland our ace staff member in charge of the John-Roger Library and Archives was working with me researching material and quotes. After some extensive work that she had done, I was chatting to her and asked casually what stood out to as a theme in J-R's material on the subject of health. She said she would think about it.

Barbara got back to me with a thoughtful response the next day. She said that what stood out to her was J-R's repeating to hold thoughts and images in our mind of what we want more of. It was a great moment for me because I had heard J-R say it hundreds of times but Barbara mentioning it in that context, and isolating it as a key theme, had a major impact on the way I have directed my energy since. Funny how these things come together.

In the same way, holding in our mind what we want is a great place to start when we approach the spiritual principles of abundance and prosperity. And of course it is critical to the process of seeding. It's incredibly freeing, magical even, to let go of holding onto things I don't want and move to holding on to more of what I do want. Inherent in the process is getting clearer on what I want in my life and thus being able to submit a blueprint to God for manifestation. (For the highest good, of course).

Last year I jumped on the bandwagon and watched The Secret. I simply had to find out what everyone was raving about. I can summarize it for you in a sentence, it's what J-R has said repeatedly over the years; hold pictures in your mind that you want more of. What a concept!

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Keywords: Manifestation
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