You cannot compare it to any type of "energy work." With stunning power of intention and focus Lola holds a pure vibrational vortex for others until they become entrained to it. You don't have to go to Sedona--she creates this vortex instantly whereever she is, and even "in her absence" in the books and online courses.
Lola initiates others around the world to be Certified Divine Openings Guides, and some are able to attain a similar power.
Beyond spiritual healing, there is spiritual awakening, where you discover you no longer need spiritual healing, as your issues melt away and no longer make sense to you. Finally you can stop spiritual seeking and relax into the vortex, enjoying the flow of life.
People have profound spiritual awakenings in spiritual teacher Lola Jones's presence. Hearing her speak, even on a recording, can cause deep transformation, spiritual awakening experiences, or even the full flowering into spiritual enlightenment, by Grace, and without work, practices, or austerities.
Lives routinely transform within weeks or months, with no "working on themselves" or "processing." The definition of Grace is that it does for you what you simply cannot do for yourself, when you let it in. Lola Jones doesn't just talk about helping you let in more Grace, but actually gives you immediate experiences of it.
We know--there's a lot of stuff out there that doesn't work.
Divine Openings does.
Lola's Traditional Biography
Upbringing, education, professional history, and "previous lives in this body" before Divine Openings.
Born in Texas in 1954, her Tennessee-born mom named her Bobbie Sue. Her family started out in a tiny two bedroom frame house on a dirt road, but somehow managed to get her a pony, Star Baby, for her ninth birthday, about the time their street got paved. Many horses later, at sixteen, she traded the horse for a Ford Mustang, and soon moved to Austin, because it was happenin'.
After putting herself through college and earning her Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Texas in 1977, over the next thirty years she evolved into a creative but practical person, starting several successful businesses from scratch with zero capital. The focus on giving service that she developed early on would help in her many careers. Sometimes she calls those diverse careers "my many lives in this body."
As a Jazzercise franchise owner in her twenties, she discovered a natural gift for motivating and changing people's lives--without even trying. The Presence was opening her slowly to what would come decades later. She quickly rose to leadership in that organization, and was among the top ten instructors out of 4000 franchisees worldwide. Six times a week she led a hundred happy people at a time in dance celebration, and that was pretty much all the "work" she did for eleven years. She added something to fill her abundant free time: hairstyling provided variety, artistic expression, creativity, closer contact with people, and fun during the daytime. Hair stylists are known for being confidants or even informal counselors, and from that she learned about customer care, soothing, and uplifting.
As a child, she told her mom she'd have animals everywhere when she grew up. That dream too came true at her previous haven, City View Ranch in Austin, Texas. She still has horses and her twin flame dog, Honey, but left the ducks, chickens, and barn cats in Texas.
Motivational speaking and corporate training came next. For fifteen years Lola was a successful full time consultant and contract trainer for such clients as IBM, the State of Texas, and GMAC Finance. There were always powerful spiritual principles imbedded in the courses, and people's lives transformed. She also taught public spiritual and personal development courses during that period. Lola has always made her living doing her passions, and she's been self-employed and inner guided most of her life.
At left is Lola in her full time corporate consulting days. Wow, that was another life in this body! (She still owns that suit, why, she's not sure.) Corporate Training took a back seat to Divine Openings, Divine Art, and music around 2007, as Lola matured into a powerful spiritual teacher. A company that is willing to present Divine Openings at full potency could perhaps persuade her to come in, but she can no longer hold back or dilute her teachings just to suit the business environment.
She used to say, "Oh, I'll be an artist when I'm an old lady." But as The Presence began flowing more freely through her, Lola's creativity exploded. So many kinds of creativity wanted expression. When the economic disruption of September 11, 2001 dipped the corporate training market, Lola was "tired of talking" anyway, told The Presence she was done with teaching until she was given a way to do it without so many words, and took a year and a half off to paint in silence. That marked the beginning of the most powerful, intuitive, and feminine stage of her life. She dived deep and painted large canvases, often not leaving her beloved ten acre City View Ranch for a week at a time (until she ran out of food). Painting and writing prolifically got her very happy and refreshed. Much of the art you see on this site was done between 2004 and 2007.
At 51, she began signing paintings "Lola", and the nickname stuck, because "what Lola wants, Lola gets," and she no longer used Bobbie. Her artwork has been shown in Sedona and Flagstaff, Arizona, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Austin, Texas. The painting at right foreshadowed the creation of Divine Openings. She wondered why no one was buying her art, not realizing they would one day be in her book, become very valuable, and that she'd be very glad she has the originals. The art is now all over the world as people have purchased large prints. Lola used to create commissioned works of art for clients who want the stunning beauty and Divine Energy of her art in their homes or workplaces.
In a deeper dive into the Mystery, Lola spent 21 days in blessed silence in India, speaking to no human, only to The Divine Presence within, totally changing her life from there forward. "The most difficult part? Talking again!" she says. During that 21 days something many lifetimes old activated within her, and her ability to initiate enlightenment, heal, resolve practical life issues, and end suffering flowered. Her world instantly shifted to an entirely new dimension of service, power, joy, and creativity.
The work quickly evolved into Divine Openings. Simply being in her presence is to be splashed with a shower of Grace and tangible energy. Lola possesses an extraordinary ability to wake up the Divine Presence in other people, triggering the unfolding of enlightenment. This still amuses her, since she is an ordinary, fallible human being who mowed fields, fixes fences, and cleans her own house in one aspect of life, and is a powerful force worldwide in another aspect.
Now she lives up overlooking the Ojai Valley at "hawk's eye level" at her Ojai Oasis, and gives retreats there, as well as in beautiful international locations.
At 55, Lola began taking singing lessons, and within a year and a half wrote (and co-wrote) and recorded her own original music. She wrote the theme song for the film, Beautiful Faces, made by her love Russell.
Lola's life partner, Russell Martin has been a masterful writer all his life, wrote best selling books, and still writes books, articles, screen plays, and speeches. At age 55 he courageously and successfully started making his own films. His first film, Two Spirits, won the Audience Favorite award in PBS's Independent Lens Series in 2011.
Russell's website is http://www.sayyesquickly.net. Take a peek at his newest film, Beautiful Faces, due out in 2013. The name of his company, Say Yes Quickly, was inspired by a Rumi poem. Russell says yes quickly to Life's invitations.
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City View Ranch, Lola's previous home and retreat center in Austin, TX.
She now lives in Ojai, California, see below.
Lola's curent home in Ojai, California