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Divine Openings Playbook, Companion Guide and Journal for Things Are Going Great In My Absense

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The Divine Openings Playbook, a Companion Guide & Journal

by Divine Openings Guide Melinda Gates

This is not a workbook! Instead, it's a hands-on, fun, play-along companion to Lola Jones' foundational Divine Openings book, Things Are Going Great In My Absence: How To Let Go And Let The Divine Do The Heavy Lifting.

Divine Openings Certified Guide Melinda Gates created The Playbook to help you more deeply embody its teachings and enhance their practical value in your daily life, providing space for you to write your raves, experiences, and dreams!

It's your personal training manual!
  • Are you new and excited to dive in to the full experience of Divine Openings?
  • Have you been around a while and now want to take Divine Openings to a deeper level in your life?
  • Do you want to have fun while The Divine does the heavy lifting?
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Melinda has deep compassion and empathy

Melinda Gates is a Divine Openings Guide who has been around Divine Openings since 2009.

In her companion to Things Are Going Great In My Absence, Melinda gently yet skillfully invites you into the direct experience you are having (where Grace truly lives and breathes) while also helping your mind relax and accept the invitation.

Speaking to the mind in its own language, Melinda breaks down specific concepts and practices into small, soothing, individual steps, making it easier for you to understand, access, and experience your place in the flow of Grace.  

For everyone wanting to more deeply embody their experience of Divine Openings, this hands-on Playbook will inspire and allow you to step more fully into the life you desire. It will awaken your senses, engage your heart and soothe your mind so that it becomes even easier to let go and let The Divine do the heavy lifting. 

The Playbook meets you where you are, takes you higher and deeper, 
and helps you build new habits to feel better here and now!

Things Are Going Great in My Absence opens you to the ever-present flow of Grace and returns you to your rightful place in the center of that flow, as long as you don’t resist. As a longtime practitioner of mindfulness-based bodywork and a lifetime possessor of a strong, logical mind, Melinda is intimately familiar with the ways we do resist.

In The Divine Openings Playbook, Melinda is thrilled to share with you what she has learned about how to let go and let The Divine do the heavy lifting. 

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It's a Fun, Hands-On Companion to Lola Jones's Groundbreaking Book

Melinda didn't think Things Are Going Great In My Absence needed clarification or help saying what is says and doing what it does. Instead, this book emerged from the fulfillment of its possibilities and promises. 

In this Playbook, Melinda brings the Divine Openings experience into even greater Technicolor life so that you too can experience the freedom and unconditional well being that Divine Openings has made possible in her own life.

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"I am raving about your Playbook! What a joy it is to read, or just have on my lap. I don't know how you do it, but holding this book in my hands sends waves of energy through my body and I enjoy just having it with me."

"The Divine Openings Playbook is extremely practical and clear. From the first page, I was transported and deeply and easily grounded in new comprehension of Lola’s teachings and again, lifted by grace as I had been in reading the first book. Melinda takes Lola’s already-clear masterpiece and further deepens and enhances it. For whatever reason, Melinda’s words reach my conscious mind in easy ways, opening understanding of Lola’s work at a deeper sweet divine level.  Truly it is a blessing to experience and I feel it’s a 'must read' for everyone."

"How delicious! Thank you Melinda for giving us such a joyful possibility to stay even more tuned in to the Divine Openings process. I love your book. I am touched by your honesty and clarity. It reminds me just at the right moment to say yes to everything and to feel the feelings showing up. It is so powerful and brings us even deeper into our Large Self perspective."

"What a gift to all of us. As a Divine Openings Guide holding regular book-groups and guiding a lot of my clients into a deeper understanding of Divine Openings, this book offers all the information and practical steps needed. It feels like you‘ve put into writing what I try to convey to my Divine Openings family step by step over the past year. With this book, I hold in my hands a summary of everything my small self wishes to be able to let go of, so the Divine can do the heavy lifting. What a comfort and joy! This book sends out rays of light into the world. Please receive my gratitude for bringing it into manifestation!"

"This book is a perfect companion to Lola's book. It offers various options to go even deeper and touches both your brain and your soul. Helpful repetitions bring you closer and closer to the core messages of Lola's book and finally to the Divine within yourself. Melinda, I love your style of writing; it’s both inspiring and entertaining."

"Melinda Gates’s delightful Playbook represents and illustrates beautifully how to embrace the Divine Openings experience more in our daily lives.  A treasure trove of activities, thoughts, and embodied action, this book truly gives the reader a way to live more richly in this precious life that we live. I highly recommend it for both new and advanced people in Divine Openings and know that wherever you are on your path, it will deepen your experience, as it did mine."

"In The Divine Openings Playbook, readers enjoy clear guidance that further deepens our relationship with Lola Jones's teachings, with ourselves, and with Divine Grace. It invites us to 'play along!' Melinda's genuine compassion flows through the Playbook—especially her sensitivity to the games the mind sometimes plays. She shines a light on major points in Things Are Going Great in My Absence, and encourages us to journal, play, grow, dance, and to really…finally...let go. A true companion."

Lola says....

"As founder and steward of Divine Openings, I’m delighted to recommend her Divine Openings Playbook. For all of you who have or are about to read my foundational Divine Openings book, Things Are Going Great In My Absence, or if you’re in the Portal 1 Online Course, let Melinda’s Playbook help you develop your own wisdom through self-expression, contemplation, and experiential activities—applying the book to whatever is going on in your life right now. Melinda powerfully shares her own experience, her stumbles as well as her successes, and shows you how to use whatever happens in your daily life to take you higher. You’ll especially love it if you’ve “done it all” and are looking for a new way to play and go deeper while reviewing the basics."  

—Lola Jones, creator of Divine Openings

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