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Lola answers questions of general interest on this page. Your question may already be answered. (Lola cannot counsel or answer individuals by email.)
Q: My 14 yr old daughter would like to start reading ‘Things Are Going Great in My Absence’. (She has seen how my life has changed in the last year just by reading the book) On the FAQ page of the website, it states that those under 18 receive Divine Energy transfers. Does this mean that she would just follow the book and will receive exactly what she needs? I am thinking so. Thank you for clarifying! Mary
A: Yes, Mary, she would not get an enlightenment initiation until she is 18, but she will get uplifting and help in following her own inner voice. She will get awakenings and reminders of who she really is. And love to you for WALKING it rather than talking it. It works so much better, doesn't it? Love, Lola
Q: Can't I just give myself a Divine Opening™?
A: If you can do that, then do it! And if you can't, a Divine Openings Giver can. The 5 Day Silent Retreat opened them to the ability to do it, and it can enable you to tap in that deeply too. Love, Lola
Q: It would be helpful to understand your thoughts on the work of Eckhart Tolle. I have read your book and someone gave me a copy of Tolle's A New Earth. It seems to contradict what you are saying (as many do) and it gets a bit confusing! Thank you, Sue
A: Dear Sue, understanding is the booby prize. Go for feeling great rather than understanding, and all the mental questions lose meaning as you enjoy your life instead of thinking about it. Sure, many paths contradict--and it's all true at one level or another. From watching thousands of people fly or flounder I have come to say, "pick one path that WORKS and stick with it." Otherwise you get confused. But you've noticed that.... ha ha.... And seeking is an addiction that keeps you seeking, not finding! When you stop seeking, cold turkey, and go within (which Divine Openings and a few other paths have you do) you come to get your answers from inside, direct from The Presence, not from books. When that happens the confusion disappears. Love, Lola
This "cowgirl guru" answers with love, humor, and playfulness in some of the following.
Over-seriousness blocks our evolution. Laughter and straight talk with no pretensions works miracles.
Q: What do you say to people who are not in agreement with you on some points?
A: I'll let the Cowgirl Guru answer this one: Nothin'. Agreement is not necessary in an enlightened world, and wouldn't even be healthy. Diversity is healthy. There is not just one truth. Truth expands with different levels of consciousness. I don't enjoy argument, and if I find myself attached to being right about spirituality, and making someone wrong, even if their path is not working for them, I need an attitude adjustment. Love, Lola, aka the Cowgirl Guru
Q: Hi Lola, When the book opens me up to this wonderful state of bliss and enlightenment, why do I need to take online courses? Isn't that just more of the "you need to work harder? Angela
A: Dear Angela,
1. My courses aren't about working on yourself. Some people want or need more support and input - some don't - everyone's pace is different.
2. It's helpful to fill your mind with this new vibe daily, since the world at large doesn't always support this new way of being, and to connect with those who are living this way. These multimedia courses are colorful, fun, and not work at all.
3. Some people are more resistant, have more fear, feel more unworthiness, or have more blind spots and need more help staying with it till they get it.
4. By Level 2, it's all about fun, a higher evolutionary level than the book Things Are Going Great In My Absence. Then Jumping The Matrix takes you into newer territory. By then, you don't "need it", but you may just want it. When exploring new countries, I get a map and advice from guidebooks by people who've been there, or know the hot spots. But I create my own experience of it.
5. The evolution goes on for eternity..... it never stops, although desperate seeking, and suffering, and powerlessness, can certainly stop. I am an "evolution guide". I am a specialist in bringing in new energies to the planet. I occasionally use internet experts, an accountant, and a handyman. Because of their more intense focus, they have gifts in areas I don't have. I focus on Divine Openings 24/7, so I'm more deliberately tuned into that specialty than the average bear.
6. Most importantly, some people let it in quickly, some are slower, some take far longer than average but they get here. See the note below. Follow your heart, not your head, my dear! Love, Lola
"I have only done half the openings in the book, and am waiting a bit before continuing, because the effects were so overwhelming, I couldn't handle everything being so good so fast, although there were some down trends, but mostly up. I am not used to being so clear headed or being so much in control of my life and realizing I have so many, many choices. It's taken some acclimation. The book is wonderful, it empowers, it sets me free. You are amazingly accurate on so many points, and I thank you for the gift of grace." (another) Angela
Enjoy all the free material on the site, and when you're serious about letting in all the good, first read the book, Things Are Going Great In My Absence or take the Level 1 Self-Paced Online Course with book.
It's your LIFE. Make it great.
Q: Lola, how does Divine Openings™ differ from oneness blessing or deekshas? Devon
A: Divine Openings first and foremost took the guru out of the equation, and has you experience The Presence within you directly. By intention, Divine Openings™ is based on NOW, and NOW, and NOW rather than any ancient traditions, and it continues to evolve with current energy downloads. The vital and key "conscious mind piece" of Divine Openings™ makes all the difference in the world.
Oneness blessing carries with it a number of beliefs that were not for me (not that it's wrong, just not for me) For example: the need to clear karma, the need to work on yourself, to keep relying on the guru, and the very belief that oneness (everyone believing the same thing) is even an appropriate goal. I don't know anything about oneness blessing or deeksha anymore.
i suggest you look at the lives of a path's students to see if it's what you want. Are they relatively quickly happy, enlightened, and living successfully in the world? Can they stop seeking now, or are they still seeking, working on themselves, and having to get more blessings and attend more support meetings? We cannot imagine people needing the number of Divine Openings™ as many people say they are getting of some types of sessions or treatments.
Everyone should make their own choices. We don't think the whole world should do Divine Openings. Choice, diversity, variety, and contrast is positive, and we hope we're never all engulfed by "oneness." Love, Lola
Q: Your thoughts about declaring bankruptcy? I would NEVER EVER EVER have considered it even 3 months ago, but the thought of it makes me feel relieved. I have an extraordinary amount of debt. Also I want to do something more fun, but was raised to "work hard." Dying to hear your thoughts, Veronica
A: You already feel it, and people really do feel better after bankruptcy if they raise their vibration and move on. If you can't dig out, bail out. Huge corporations do it all the time, ha ha. You'll create your finances differently with a fresh start and Divine Openings. That debt was created in your less conscious, less powerful pre-Divine Openings vibration. You won't do that again. I love being responsible, but I'm responsible to my well being first. I'm debt free except for my home, but if I was in a deep, deep hole I'd get out of it the best I could. Happiness is very important.
I love working, and I work, sometimes even long and hard, but there's always an underlying ease to it. I work because who I AM is to create, and because I don't want to stagnate, and because challenging and even pushing ourselves is a way to flow energy and keep life exciting, flowing, and expanding. It is a physical world and most things succeed only when you consistently do the work, even the parts you don't want to do, and put your whole heart and mind, and yes, some sweat and consistent action into it, but leave room for Grace to do a lot of it for you. It should not feel like struggle.
Things rarely happen from just sitting there waiting for it to fall on your head or chasing the get-rich-quick-easy schemes. Even once it's rolling we have to keep it fresh, both to stay up with the rapidly expanding world, and to keep the energy flowing. It's a balance. Work too hard and you're tired and resistant and out of the flow. Work too little and your energy isn't in it, and it just never gets off the ground at all. Love, Lola