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What is spiritual enlightenment? How do I get enlightened?

What is Divine Openings and How does it work?

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I get enlightened?

Spiritual enlightenment, awakening, or deepening of it, cannot be achieved by reading, learning, studying, thinking, or any intellectual means; it's beyond the mind.

  • The easiest and fastest (although not the only way) is through the Grace of a teacher who has that gift. It is up to you to feel into who is the best teacher for you.
  • Don't let your mind make your decision, because it wants to avoid enlightenment at all costs and stay in control. It only pretends to seek enlightenment. Sometimes the teacher your mind resists is the best one for you.
  • Spiritual awakening and enlightenment are talked about by many teachers - but just talking about water doesn't quench your thirst. You need the real experience of drinking water.
Don't I need to work long and hard to become enlightened?
  • No. Seeking and striving must actually stop for enlightenment to happen.
  • The mind must be slowed down or stopped to make space and silence for the No-Thing of enlightenment.
  • Language, analysis, and concepts--those heavily defended and fossilized domains of the mind--get in the way of enlightenment. Divine Openings helps you get the mind out of the way, to make room for awakening.
  • Working on yourself is the old paradigm, it's long and frustrating, and it's OVER.
  • In the end your awakening feels like a gift, not something you "achieved."
What are some early signs of enlightenment?
  • Spiritual enlightenment is unique for each person, but there are some classic signs.
  • First you stop suffering and struggling, which are products of the small mind. After you experience Divine Openings for a while, you'll actually have trouble relating to how you used to suffer.
  • Emotions become valued messengers rather than problems.
  • Issues and challenges resolve quickly.
  • You develop an inner knowing that all is well, no matter what is going on around you.
  • Your experience of daily life, family, and loved ones changes.
Don't I need a lot of healing work?
  • No, that's a spiritual myth. Divine Openings shatters the belief that there is something wrong with you that needs spiritual or emotional healing, clearing, cleansing, or fixing. That belief actually creates a a self-perpetuating cycle of things you need to heal, clear, cleanse, fix, and change.
  • Seeking/healing can become an addiction that actually prevents your arrival at spiritual enlightenment.
  • Upon your awakening, you see you didn't need to pay karma, open your third eye, balance your chakras, do inner child healing, analyze, or relive your problems--or do any of that. All you need is to wake up and LIVE.
What is Divine Openings™?

It's not a self-help program--it's a Grace-help program. It's practical spiritual enlightenment.

  • You wake up, remember who you are, and know yourself as the author of your reality.
  • Your intuition and inner genius flowers, gifts and talents emerge.
  • You're happy for no reason, and no matter what.
  • You're in the flow of Life, and Grace does most of the work for you. Things show up when you need it.
  • Relationships, money, and health clear up and flow.
  • You feel as though The Presence is literally moving them through life. 
What are the two main pieces of Divine Openings?

1. The Grace Piece - Grace does 90% of the work for you once you know how to allow it in.
2. The Conscious Mind Piece - Retrains your mind to use your Free Will productively. That's your 10% to do. You learn the keys to stay out of the way and in the flow. You let go and let The Divine do the heavy lifting.

The two pieces to Divine Openings make it different, complete, and more practical than paths that lack either piece. Both pieces are necessary for long-term success.

What does Divine Openings actually do for me?
  • Divine Openings activates Grace to melt negativity, issues, problems, and limitations away without processing.
  • Gets you back in alignment with your Divine Self, by activating the light and intelligence within you.
  • Begins to dissolve and melt everything that isn't you.
  • Lower vibrations are raised en masse, yet the process is usually gentle, immediately uplifting, and comforting.
  • Most people feel increased inner connection, peace, and relief from life's stresses. Many experience profound bliss.
  • You're freed from the dominance and limitation of the mind and emotions.
  • Your ease increases with each year and each Portal you move through. Your small self takes a back seat, and your unlimited Large Self gets in the driver's seat. And once that happens, life gets really good. It continues to get better and better, easier and easier, without "working on yourself" -- at all!
Who is Divine Openings for?
  • Both the spiritually advanced wishing to go higher or who haven't found the practical life solutions...
  • And complete beginners.
  • Any religion, or those with no faith at all.
  • We attract independent-minded people who want to discover their own inner power--they don't want a cult or dogma.
  • Minimum age 18.
Is Divine Openings a type of energy work?
    • No, Divine Openings causes a fundamental shift in consciousness, so it is more comprehensive than energy work.
    • "Energy work" tunes you up, but then you usually go back to the old pattern. Divine Openings can be permanent if you stay on the path.
    • Divine Openings attunes to "a very high frequency information field" rather than giving you energy work.
    • Divine Openings accesses a special type of Divine Grace that activates and supports the enlightenment process, so you let in more good and Grace.
    • You can't put it in a box with energy work or anything else you know.
    Aren't all spiritual energies the same?

      No. They're from the same Source, but not the same frequency. In fact, some are much more powerful than others. Like different radio stations that vibrate at various frequencies and play different styles of music, there are many different spiritual frequencies. All spiritual modalities such as Reiki, Transcendental Meditation, or The Work, have different frequencies. Divine Openings energy brings on spiritual awakening, relief from emotional or mental suffering, and resolves practical life issues like family, relationship, finances, and health.

      Some energies are more concentrated. If Pure Source is a "100% concentrate", some modalities are a "20% tincture." Divine Openings is a high concentrate and works quickly and en masse. The only variable is how thoroughly the person immerses, lets go, and stays with it.

      How is Divine Openings different from energy work?
      • Divine Openings is an enlightenment initiation or deepening, not a "healing." You only need healing if you're sick. There is a Divine Healing for physical issues, and your ability to self-heal increases, since all dis-ease is vibrational, and most is past trauma or stress related. Divine Openings dramatically reduces stress and trauma.
      • A Divine Opening affects you globally--all of you at once. Energy work is usually done to address "a particular issue", and in that paradigm, there's always another issue. Looking for and focusing on issues creates more issues.
      • "Healing work" goes on forever. Not with Divine Openings. It puts you on the automatic upgrade program. 
      • Divine Openings WAKES YOU UP rather than fixing you or healing your emotions.
      • Divine Openings operates beyond human consciousness. Energy work is often done by a practitioner who is getting in the way mentally.
      Is there only one path to enlightenment?

        No, of course not! Different people want and need different paths. Divine Openings is the easiest, most pleasurable, and fastest we've experienced. It not only works, but continues to expand automatically if you stick with it. When something works, you naturally lose interest in seeking; a good analogy is that once you find your True Love, you can't wait to stop dating!

        Divine Openings is personal development and spiritual growth that works in daily life, as well as bringing spiritual bliss and oneness with The Presence. You don't float off and have trouble functioning in this world, you begin to thrill in this Earth Life. Your life works.

        If you find a more comprehensive and easier path, let us know.

        Who Is Lola Jones?

        Lola Jones is a teacher with powerful God-given gifts. She spent 21 days in complete silence and solitude in 2006 and emerged with a profound gift to change people's lives. She lives a quiet life in the mountains, and doesn't tour or seek a large following; nevertheless her work spread to 150 countries through word of mouth.

        A powerful and tangible transformation happens just by spending time hearing her speak. Many experience it as energy, tingling, vibrating in their body. It's pure Divine Energy, not Lola's energy.

        You've probably heard of saints and teachers like Sai Baba who channel pure Grace. Some call the gift bringing down the Holy Spirit, rapture, quickening, awakening, "darshan," or Christ Consciousness. What you call it is irrelevant. The All That Is isn't picky about the titles and labels we put on it (big grin). Lola has even awakened atheists. Really!

        Any powerful teacher just helps the student hold the higher vibration until the student can maintain it themselves.

        How long till I see progress?
        • Most people feel better within weeks. It's up to you how quickly you let go and release resistance to your Large Self.
        • The more you relax, the faster it goes! Commit to whatever timetable it takes for you, and don't compare yourself to others. Once you get in the flow you'll stop asking, "Are we THERE yet?"
        • The only possible way to fail is to stop. Keep going.
        • Our goal is for you to become inner-guided as soon as possible. You'll know when you're free: the questions, suffering, and doubts in life disappear.
        What people are saying about it?

        “I've had some extremely powerful reactions to your book and audios. (It) has the power of an atomic reactor. Incandescent internal light was flooding through me... beaming off enough light to keep the east coast lit up for a year. 'Who knew this Lola had such power... & from a recording no less.' " Love, Mark, New York

        "Your book, "Things Are Going Great In My Absence, is very beautiful, clear, concise...and HELPFUL. Thank you for your kind assistance. I am enjoying the movement." Dave Chandler

        "Hi Lola, I just want to extend my deepest thanks your book has made such a significant change in my life. Yes I am doing a one-man event on Dec 3rd--now that's a Divine Opening! Bless you my sister. Love, Light, and lots of laughter in your wonderful life! Semaj Williams    PS - wish you could be there!" Anthony, New York

        "While doing the Online Spiritual Retreats, that "everything is a blast" mentality, like my 21 year old daughter has, is coming back to ME!!!" Darci, Bozeman, Montana

        Thousands of testimonials

        Does it always work?

        Yes, if you stay with it. The only variable is how quickly and thoroughly the student commits.

        While Divine Openings is as close to miraculous and effortless as we have seen, you have Free Will. It is still up to you to commit, allow it in, enjoy practicing the principles, and keep evolving with it.

        It is clear when you've reached mastery and have passed through Portal Five: life is great in all areas from relationships to money to spiritual connection. Most of your needs are answered from within. You are free of desperate seeking and the need to have someone fix, heal, cleanse, or clear you.

        This is a process, not an overnight magic wand, but it's the easiest process we've ever seen. Gentle is good. You would probably not enjoy it if all your old conditioning, programming, and stagnant energy moved all at once, today.

        Your evolution continues for life. The effects do not "fade" although you will still encounter challenges. You came here for challenges.

        What does the Divine Opening do inside of me?

        It initiates or activates enlightenment. The "energy and information" in the Divine Opening catalyzes changes in your entire being that eventually free you from the interference and limits of the mind. When you are no longer run by the mind’s limitations, clouded perceptions, fears, emotions, interpretations and judgments, a natural clarity of perception occurs, with accompanying spontaneous feelings of joy, inner calmness and connection to the Oneness in everything.

        Over time, Divine Openings softens and melts away negativity, hurt, anger, fear, unworthiness, karma, old conditioning, beliefs, and any lower vibration that is not your true essence. You simply find yourself being, feeling, and acting different. At first it feels miraculous, but soon it feels natural -- because it is the true, natural you!

        It has long been observed that the brain wave patterns of enlightened masters were different than those of other people. Regular people have, until now, struggled to try and sustain enlightened thinking and functioning. Now, through Divine Grace, it's possible for everyone to eventually have that same type of brain function, naturally, without effort.

        How is this related to The Secret and the Law of Attraction work?

        Divine Openings embraces some Law of Attraction teachings in the conscious mind part of the course. Law of Attraction finally makes sense to you and works consistently for you. You finally feel in control of your life, yet unattached to the details and the "hows."

        But Divine Grace is a larger force in Divine Openings. Grace overrides Law Of Attraction, karma, and other forces, temporarily--this gives you a boost so you can catch your breath and get some momentum. People often say that they had difficulty with Law of Attraction working for them .... until Divine Openings. That's Divine Grace at work.

        When you fully "wake up," you will simply walk away from the old realities. You'll reclaim your power to create your reality "outside The Matrix," beyond the illusions we've always been taught to believe, and that society continues to live by. You will see clearly how all your unwanted manifestations were created. You will learn precisely how to let in what you want.

        For years before Divine Openings, Lola had been mystified by some of her own creations ("Yikes, I couldn't have created THAT!") and like many of us, had become skeptical of all the claims that we really do create our own reality.

        For all the talk about "raising your vibration" has it seemed like there was no clear, sure-fire way to do it? Now there is a step by step process, and The Divine helps you. No more mystery about how and why things in life happen the way they do. The only mystery that remains is the beautiful Divine mystery that can never quite be comprehended by the mind, but can only be felt by the heart.

        What if I feel nothing?

        It doesn't matter. It's still working. Divine Openings works on you at many levels, and many of those levels cannot be perceived by your human senses. There are however several reasons why some do not feel a Divine Opening, or don't feel the bliss soon:

        • Numbness. As the numbness is melted away, you begin to feel more, and get results.
        • Divine Openings may have to melt through a lot of resistance.
        • Some people have more difficulty letting in good due to old conditioning. If they stay with it, it always works.
        • Unworthiness, addictions, holding grudges, being too mental about it, and resisting feelings hold you back, but not if you stick with it.
        • The flashy experiences some have do not mean they're getting more than you.

        Read this if you've felt nothing during your Divine Openings

        How is a Divine Opening invoked?
        1. Simply being in the room with Lola Jones is the most potent Divine Opening. Being with her on retreat for five days is life-changing.
        2. By hearing Lola’s audios, videos, or being on her webinars.
        3. From being in the energy vortex infused in the land where Lola lives or gives retreats.
        4. It is transmitted through her books, art, music. There are enlightenment initiations in the book.
        5. Lola gives an even stronger Divine Opening through the eyes, in person, in retreats.
        6. Across space and time by intention.
        Do I have to believe in something or someone?
        • No. Beliefs are actually mental hindrances that narrow your possibilities.
        • Beliefs are not necessary for a great life--simply ask inside in the moment.
        • People of all faiths and no faith at all benefit. Lola has even worked with atheists, who can still have "an experience" of something within, even if they don't choose to call it God.
        What might I experience after receiving a Divine Opening?

        Experiences vary, sometimes very dramatic and strong, sometimes subtle, sometimes delayed until many days later. Occasionally, nothing is consciously perceived in the first few Divine Openings or beyond, but be assured that you are being worked on at a deep level. Some people require a number of Divine Openings to begin to feel it or see changes.

        Your vibration steadily rises, and outer world changes follow.

        What about past life karma?

        Karma is an outdated concept, similar to the concept that God is judgmental and angry. Grace has replaced karma. Divine Openings frees you from karma, completely, and all at once.
         

        Does it heal childhood wounds?

        Yes! Childhood wounds are melted away with Divine Openings, often without any work or processing. One looks back and shakes one's head at all the years spent working on "childhood and parent issues". Thinking that it takes a long time is a mind trick that keeps you in bondage. It happens very quickly with Divine Openings.
         

        What if I don't believe in God or anything "spiritual"?

        It doesn't matter. IT is still there whether you believe in it or not. Divine Openings works whether you believe or not, although you must allow it. You get your own evidence as you go. Even if you say, "I don't believe in gravity," things still fall on you, so it's wise to learn how the universe works. Try Divine Openings with an open mind--but not so open that your brains fall out--there is a lot of metaphysical stuff out there that does not work.

        Personal growth and development accelerates effortlessly with this direct experience of the invisible Non-Physical life at the source of our physical reality.

        How do I get started with Divine Openings?

        Live retreats

        The 5 Portals of Awakening - self paced online courses for a lifetime of pleasurable home study

        Begin with the book
         

        Who can offer Divine Openings to others?

        Divine Openings are invoked by Lola Jones, and those select few who have received the rigorous training and initiation in Divine Openings Guide Certification. This prepares the Guide to handle the exceptionally intense energy that is invoked, with balance and stability. They are trained to give the highest quality sessions and courses. They are psychologically, emotionally, and physically successful, and are spiritually prepared to hold a powerful field of resonance.

        How can I tell if a path is fanatical or cult-like?
        • Fanatics and cults are controlling / a healthy path gently opens you to your own inner knowing, and you always choose what's best for you.
        • Cults want you to associate only with cult members / healthy paths open your heart to all family, all friends, all people.
        • Fanatics insist everyone should convert to their path / healthy paths don't try to convert anyone. They share out of generosity and love, with no attachment.
        • Fanatics make everyone else wrong / healthy paths respect others' beliefs.
        • Cult leaders ostracize people who leave them / a healthy path respects your choices.
        • Cult leaders think they are infallible / true masters know and admit they are human and fallible.
        • Cult leaders act in their own interests / ethical leaders serve your best interests.

        Have more questions?

        Want to speak with a person about courses and retreats? Kindly call 1-805-755-6591.
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