Spiritual Teacher Lola Jones
Creator of Divine Openings
Lola Jones Guides You Beyond Spiritual Healing to Spiritual Empowerment
Lola Jones created one of today's most powerful spiritual teachings, Divine Openings, to help you have a wonderful awakened life on earth here and NOW. More than a spiritual path, it's a joyful way of life. Blessed with the ability to help people profoundly, Lola is among the most powerful teachers of today, male or female.
Lola helps people move beyond the endless cycle of needing spiritual healing and seeking. By helping them hold a higher vibration until they are empowered enough to sustain it, they never become dependent on her for their bliss and continued life results, but claim their own inner power.
Lola relishes the non-public life, letting the book, online courses, audios, and Certified Divine Openings Guides do most of the person-to-person work. She appears in person rarely, mainly at the profoundly powerful 5 Day Silent Retreats in the U.S., Germany, and U.K.
Things Are Going Great In My Absence: How To Let Go And Let The Divine Do The Heavy Lifting is a multi-dimensional portal. As you read, it entrains you to this new reality, all without working on yourself or processing.
You're not broken, you've just fallen asleep. It's as easy as waking up.
When Lola was guided to name her book Things Are Going Great In My Absence: How To Let Go And Let The Divine Do The Heavy Lifting, her first comment to The Presence was, "That is a L-O-N-G title!"
Now she finds it humorous that the too-long title turned out to be prophetic in many, many ways. The book found its way around the world by word of mouth, where reading it completely liberated many people "in her absence," transcending space and time. She helps people learn to "get out of the way" and soon things are going great in their absence too.
Lola has no plans to tour more, gather a larger following, or do more than the four retreats a year that she's currently doing. She's not ambitious in that sense. Her intention is to help people go within rather than keep coming back to her. It's a sign of the very practical effectiveness of Divine Openings that people do not continue to need a lot of help, they drop therapy, and they stop desperately seeking.
Many do continue to visit this website to stay in touch with this "reality of choice" and the community, since the world offers so much distraction that is not helpful or supportive of their growing enlightenment.
A spiritual retreat with Lola is like stepping into a powerful vortex of joyful transformation and empowerment. And it not only lasts--it keeps expanding. We call it "getting on the automatic download program."
Usually only those who come to the 5 Day Silent Spiritual Retreats ever meet Lola in person, but she has brought enlightenment, happiness, and freedom to thousands in her absence--people around the world are opened to Grace when they read the books, listen to Lola's audios, and watch her videos in the online courses.
Our Team - Lola has a lot of help, including many part time staff members, and volunteers all over the world who want to support Divine Openings reaching more people.
Lola has become a teacher of teachers, a leader of leaders, and a healer of healers. Her joyful life is dedicated to being an example of living full out in the physical world.
Now the majority of her time is spent leading, writing, creating, innovating, singing, painting, and training others to do what she does.
Lola used to think things like channeling and vortexes were too "out there" to take seriously. Now she channels and creates vortexes! She jokingly refers to it all as "my science fiction life" - a life beyond her wildest dreams.
You quickly notice Lola is fully alive and participating in this world, rather than being detached from it. She's not dour and over-serious--she radiates the joy she speaks of. She created Divine Openings so you can experience it too. And it works.
until you find and claim your own inner power,
and can consistently hold it yourself.
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In Dream Time and Other Testimonials
Lola frequently gets email from people who report that she came to them in a dream or meditation and helped them. They had made some sort of commitment to Divine Openings, had sessions or took the online course, or the 5 Day Silent Retreat, or were just reading the book. Commitment makes a huge difference in any creation or endeavor. The Universe helps those who help themselves, make choices, and commit resources to their true priorities.
You will not become dependent on Lola or any Divine Openings Guide. Their goal is to empower you, set you free, and help you become inner guided as quickly as you are willing to be. Once you get well into the spiritual awakening process, stabilize, get the bliss body lit up, and learn how to use your conscious mind and Free Will to keep choosing it, you are permanently liberated. The power is then yours, and seeking is over.
"Recently I dreamt that I had a new job and whilst struggling with computers and technical equipment you appeared, Lola, flicked a switch, showed me a few simple techniques and all was well." Warm wishes, Love, Helen
"First, thank you for all you have given me in the last several weeks. Just doing the book has changed my life. I have been so excited about the five-day retreat and riding on the increasing energy wave. And last night I got to meet you for the first time - in an amazing dream where you came and just enveloped me with love." Catherine
"Hi Lola, Every now and again I have some great dreams relating to you and Divine Openings. I think I already sent you a message about the one with a beautiful golden moon with the word Miracle in huge letters across it. Recently I dreamt that I had a new job and whilst struggling with computers and technical equipment you appeared, flicked a switch, showed me a few simple techniques and all was well. Last night I had a dream in which you were leading a fantastic high energy dance class. Your movements and agility were amazing and it was very inspiring. Images from the dream have stayed in my mind all day and it has given me an incentive to get moving and exercising a bit more, almost like a gentle reminder to get up and groove a little! Just thought it would be nice to share this with you. Divine Openings are so special and seem to influence both waking and sleep times which is such a wonderful thing I feel very grateful for." Warm wishes, Love, Helen
"I was overcome by this amazing feeling of light "lifting" me from inside, accompanied by the calm knowing that everything I'm experiencing is perfect. Then came the slightly stranger part: All of a sudden I heard the (inner) voice of a computer-esque sounding female that said "Download complete". It made me giggle & instantly flashed me back to a dream I had the night before the Group Call.... I fell asleep and had the longest, most amazing dream, where you took me through this very involved Divine Opening process that actually was a big pain in the butt. However, by the end of it I felt amazing and filled with light, and the last thing I remember before waking up was saying "Wow, it's the process, isn't it? It's SO worth it". And you smiled and nodded. I woke up and knew I had to be on that call. So when I just got hit with all this light and giggly energy, followed by the lady saying "Download complete", it felt as if the divine download that started the night before the Group Call just finished downloading. Pretty cool. So thanks Lola, you seriously rocketh!" Toggo (musician, before and after a group call he signed up for)
"I live close to a casino and have been playing craps for about 18 years.
It's been getting old and I have been losing more, but couldn't quit. Two days after I signed up for phone sessions with you we went to the casino and I walked over towards the craps table and got a real ecky feeling and had to walk away and couldn't wait to get out of there. I have no desire to go back and when I think about it it's a total turn off. I also have real bad sinus issues and sometimes I am afraid to go to sleep because I won't be able to breathe. I had been smoking pot for about 20 years, and I just stopped smoking pot and my sinuses cleared up. What a great relief. All this happened before I even talked to you, simply amazing. I have tried a lot of things over the years and nothing even comes close to this experience. God Bless you, I am eternally grateful."
Val (name changed, from United States, before his session happened)
Listen to his recorded session and hear it from him. His personal details are edited out.
How to be initiated to be a Divine Openings Guide.
"Thank you for the session yesterday. My sleep last night was the sweetest. I dreamt that I was in the apartment where I lived in my first and very unhappy marriage (which I didn't even mention yesterday). A wall to an adjacent apartment had been opened. You were there and everything was bright and light. You were carrying me around, bouncing me about because you wanted me to laugh... I was a little worried that it would be too tiring for you but I could feel you were very strong. Woke up feeling bathed in honey." C.B.
"Wanted to thank you for the session the other day. That night you visited me in a dream. I can't remember the specifics now, just that you were there. Thought that was pretty cool as I'd never had a "Lola dream" before. Man!!!! I can't believe that was only 2 days ago. Soooo many things have been becoming clear to me in that short time. I totally GET that I have been the one creating the speed bumps, the "rocky road", or whatever you call it. That whole victim vibration made it so. It's so obvious now it's hard to believe I didn't see it sooner. And I get how I created the illness too. That whole vibration of feeling unsafe transferred right over to my diet! It's just seems funny now. And how perfect that it went right along with your quote yesterday about how when you own you created it, you get your power back. Before it was more like I suspected, or thought I created those things, but now I KNOW. I feel like just that knowing is softening it up.
The other biggie I've gotten so far was what you said about worthiness.
And my response on how that was something I was still "waiting for". Likenall I needed to do was just sit still and count the days til some magical butterfly landed on my shoulder and then..... PRESTO....there it is! Never did it occur to me I could just make a decision to be worthy....end of story. So lots is happening and I'm sure will keep unfolding for quite some time. I'm sooooo thankful for your time & attention and will keep you updated on how things are going." Love, M
Lola created Divine Openings to be compatible with any religion, or no religion, because you come to know your own God more intimately, rather than taking on someone else's concept of God. Divine Openings is not a dogma.
If you are Christian, you know that Jesus initiated enlightenment by touch, gaze, or intention, as Lola does, but it was called something else in the various traditions that followed - being saved, the descending of the Holy Spirit, or rapture.
God doesn't care what you call it, and neither does Lola Jones.
What happens when Lola invokes Grace is beyond human comprehension. In the Eastern traditions, they sometimes call the direct infusions of Grace, illumination, and healing from certain teachers "darshan". Divine Openings is much more than that, though. It's a way of living, and has far more practical effects in your everyday life.
Being in Lola's presence creates a vortex so strong it "ignites" the light bodies of others. Words fail to express what actually happens, and it's best to come to it free of concepts.
A few saints, Christian mystics and gurus throughout history gave direct infusions of Divine Grace or "healed" through Grace, and up until now, there were only a few in any tradition who could give it this easily, quickly, and permanently. Things are amping up!
Recently, as the power amps up, more and more people are noticing that at the moment Lola places her attentiona and intention on them they can feel the vibration. They recieve a Divine Opening and physical healings can occur. Lola has transmitted a similar ability to others. Read about becoming a Certified Divine Openings Guide.
or "awakening Universal Intelligence."
With all of Divine Openings, Lola's Large Self does most of the work in the Non-Physical "in her absence".
Her teachings are not conventional, but they are so powerful that they work. Like the cowgirl she is, she doesn't try to please everyone, and doesn't mince words. She's very direct about telling people that if all the metaphysical stuff, books, paths, and modalities they've been doing had worked well, they would not be on her website, still seeking.
She says that more modalities and books are not better, and that people should find one thing that works-- even if it's not Divine Openings--and stop obsessive seeking, reading, and seminar-going.
Many people have had spontaneous spiritual awakenings naturally or by effort on other paths, but had difficulty sustaining it. Lola commited herself to creating a support system that would help people sustain it, and continue to go higher. We whimsically call it getting on the "automatic upgrade program".
Now is the time to wake up, and not only remember who you are, or have an intellectual concept of who you are, but LIVE as who you really are, in your practical life.
You may be initiated to give Grace, just like Jesus and other masters did. Remember that he said, "You will do all that I do and more." Lola respects all spiritual traditions, and has initiated people from all traditions to do what she does.
Lola initiates Divine Openings Guides from all over the world in the 5 Day Silent Retreat to give sessions, and spends her time creating, writing, developing online courses, playing, or in solitude and silence, communing with The Presence, and thereby bringing in and translating new Divine energies for the uplifting of humanity. Her main function in life (besides enjoying it) is being a "bringer in" of new energies, a translator of how to use those energies in practical everyday life, and a full time conduit of energy, light, and intelligence for the planet.
Lola and other Divine Openings Guides don't just teach theory, leaving you wondering how to make it work in your life -- after Divine Openings, the direct experiences, and the life experiences that come to you bring it alive. Divine Openings Guides awaken (or further awaken), uplift, enliven, empower, and free those who come in contact with them (experience their darshan or the Holy Spirit through being in their Presence). The bliss body quickly or eventually lights up, spiritual enlightenment is felt physically, and this spiritual awakening or ascension catalyzes tangible, practical life changes, such as resolution of money, relationship, or health problems. Again, this is direct experience, not just talking about it or attaining knowledge -- Divine Openings changes lives on every level.
It's very real, and is probably very different from anything you may have experienced. Most important, you don't have to keep working on yourself forever. You can stop that, get happy, outgrow the spiritual seeking, and begin living as your Large, Expanded Self instead, and let Grace carry you more of the time.
Wasn't that the point of your seeking in the first place?
Divine Openings is not collecting followers, we're empowering people. Of course, you may continue to learn and receive inspiration, come bask in the energy and participate in the online community, and give service if you wish. More and more of your guidance will come from within, until you truly know yourself as a unique physical expression of God.
Receiving a live Divine Opening is a life-changing event. Thanks to the Divine Openings Guides, the books, and the extensive audio/video library in the Online Self-Paced Courses, Divine Openings is now accessible to everyone, anywhere in the world.
Mostly by word of mouth as of 2012 people in over 135 countries were experiencing Divine Openings.
You always remember with gratitude those teachers
who by their mere intention, glance, word, or touch can
in an instant, give what can't be earned
even in many lifetimes of hard work.
The means to it is Pure Grace.
How did Lola come to do what she does?
Lola taught spiritual development (and corporate training with spiritual underpinnings) for decades. She always had a natural ability to wake people up and catalyze breakthroughs. She has an eternal lineage as a 'pioneer', one who opens new territory and expands consciousness. In 1985 she received her first initiation with a master and meditated in that tradition for an hour a day for eleven years.
Lola's lineage is more vast than this life. Someone recently identified seven great lineages in her energy field, but she really doesn't care about that. Her power is NOW.
Ten years ago she was regularly teaching a 3 and a 1/2 day intensive called The Power Course that students still credit with transforming their lives. But the full flowering of her lineage quickened in about 2003. She stopped teaching and working and dived deep within. For a couple of years she painted full time, telling friends, "I'm so tired of words! I don't want to talk at all! I'll never teach again unless something comes along that works completely beyond the limitations of words." That wish would be fulfilled.
While the paintings that came were light years beyond any art she'd ever done before, she had no idea just how big the purpose of these paintings would be. Following this sudden urge to paint would within two years lead to a development in her teaching that was beyond her wildest imaginings.
After those two years of painting and being carefree, she had strong guidance to go into silent retreat in a remote compound in India. After 21 days in delicious silence, speaking to no other human, communing only with The Pure Presence Within, she was initiated into a new level of power. It activated her entire lineage of many lifetimes of being a consciousness pioneer. She entered Heaven on Earth.
An ancient lineage of many lifetimes
was activated full force.
Lola returned home with a powerful new gift. Starting all over again with no clients, no income, no base--from absolute zero, within a year she had given Divine Openings hands on, way back before this website, to 700 people. A woman with a worldwide email list of a million people was guided to introduce Lola to the world, and today, the work spans the globe.
Although old concepts of ambition and goals are now meaningless to her (she has neither), the work "drives itself". She has become an indefatigable writer, artist, and expert in many fields, quite effortlessly.
The Presence moves Lola's body, her mouth, and her mind as it wishes.
Of course Lola and Divine Openings both continue to evolve. The Divine Energy increases in power, as Lola just follows the lead of The Presence. She has no master plan, and often doesn't know what she'll be doing two months from now. She gets out of the way and does what she is guided to do on any given day.
Some people need only a few Divine Openings to experience spiritual awakening, and they've gone happily on about their lives. Most people need more Divine Openings, or require more training in how to get out of the way and use their free will choices to sustain the bliss instead of resist it. So Lola developed a program to support them in the process, and help them stabilize at the new higher level. Lola had known many who had reached a temporary state of bliss and oneness before, and lost it. She was determined to find a way to sustain it.
When Lola heard the experiences of people who read her book, she was actually amazed to find out how powerful an effect it was having on them. Things Are Going Great In My Absence: How To Let Go And Let The Divine Do The Heavy Lifting causes people to have profound spiritual experiences and positive life changes, without ever meeting or speaking to Lola. The title of the book became a miraculous self-fulfilling prophecy. Equally amazing, the Online Self-Paced Course gave results that are for some almost as powerful a live Divine Openings Course. The darshan effect people receive from watching the videos and listening to the audios is very close to being with her live. The audio and video libraries are huge, offering hundreds of hours of viewing and listening.
It feels like living an exciting spiritual science fiction movie on one level,
but on the other hand, it has become so natural and normal.
Lola relishes mundane ordinary life as a contrast to the profound energies that flow through her and the supernatural things that happen. She began to write, sing, and record music spontaneously after four years of giving Divine Openings. Her most recent song is Beautiful Faces, the theme song for a film about Mexico City doctors who create new faces for disfigured children to give them normal lives. Hear and purchase Lola's Gayatri Mantra, Here In My Heart, Watch Where You Point That Thing, and much more of her original music.
Her art is stunning in its beauty, emotional impact, and actual power to transform you vibrationally. Some of the art appears in the book, and can be ordered as greeting cards, print-it-at-home jpeg files, or archival prints. There is even more art to enjoy in the Art Gallery.
While Lola is deeply grateful to the teachers who helped her activate her ancient lineage, she was guided to go another way and not stay with their path. She was not comfortable with giving any power to any guru or teacher, nor does she want anyone to give their power to her. She is totally committed to showing people their own inner, direct connection, help them reclaim their own power, and set them free.
She created Divine Openings to be truly universal -- for anyone of any faith -- or no faith or religion at all. It's just you and your Creator, The Life Force, the Organizing Intelligence ...whatever you choose to call it. She is happy to offer guidance, community, and inspiration for as long as and whenever anyone wants it, but she wants everyone who does Divine Openings to become spiritually self-empowered.
Lola initiates others, and you may be eligible to be initiated to give Divine Openings. Some people use it in their ordinary roles in life, like chef, musician, electrician, consultant, manager, truck driver, or business person. Others give it formally in courses and counseling sessions. Some do it as world service.
Just read the book, and/or begin with the Portal 1 Course, and you will know if you are called to do that.
Lola's passion is to bring in the new energies to the planet, assimilate them, ground them in the physical plane, and make them assimilatable for others. She disseminates them in whatever way she is guided to do, while living a very balanced, joyful, abundant, and grounded life. In her Texas home, that was about doing ranch chores, mowing the ten acres with her tractor, fixing fences, playing with animals, trimming trees, working out, going out dancing. Now that she lives in Ojai, California, there's the beach, the trails, the mountains, and tons of horse trails to explore ... these simple pleasures are some of her greatest joys, aside from doing this work. These things keep her healthy and very, very grounded.
Lola believes that to create Heaven on Earth, people must get very grounded, embrace and master their emotions, and get fully in their bodies, rather than floating off into spiritual states.
Enlightenment is experiencing Heaven right here on Earth.
Lola has no plans to tour a lot or gather a following. Her intention is to help people go within rather than keep coming back to her. It's a sign of the very practical effectiveness of Divine Openings that people do not continue to need a lot of help.
They do like to visit this website to stay in touch with this "reality of choice", since the world offers so much distraction that is not helpful or supportive of their chosen reality.
Lola has become a teacher of teachers, leaders, and healers. Her joyful life is dedicated to being an example of living full out in the physical world while awakening others. Now the majority of her time is spent at the big picture level -- leading, writing, creating, innovating, singing, painting, and training others to do what she does. She relishes non-public life, letting the book, online courses, audios, and other Divine Openings Givers do most of the person-to-person work.
Things Are Going Great In My Absence: How To Let Go And Let The Divine Do The Heavy Lifting is a multi-dimensional portal that entrains you, to this new reality.
Attending a spiritual retreat with Lola is like stepping into a powerful vortex of joy and empowerment.
Experience Divine Openings
Most people begin with the book. Just reading it changes lives.
Things Are Going Great In My Absence: How To Let Go And Let The Divine Do The Heavy Lifting is the spiritual awakening book that spread to 135 countries by word of mouth before ever being sold on Amazon or in stores. Whether beginner or advanced, you'll have your own unique experience.
For an accelerated start, with audios and videos for a more "live" experience, take the
Online Self-Paced Retreat Course with the book.
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