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Things Are Going Great In My Absence: How To Let Go & Let The Divine Do The Heavy Lifting

by Lola Jones

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Lola spent 21 days in silent communion in The Presence, not speaking to any human being. She received the power to give a gift of Divine Grace that initiates enlightenment and heals the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Now she gives enlightenment initiation to others through this book. You receive the first ten initiations to enlightenment by reading this book, contemplating her Divinely inspired art in it, and feeling the Divine Presence in the words. Lola's Biography

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The End Of Seeking At Last!

Yet another veil was lifted, and behind it at first was emptiness. So much of my life had been spent seeking - seeking God, seeking answers, seeking my dreams, that when that seeking was over, as happens to many people, I scarcely knew what to do. My friend Bob once said about a friend of ours, “If she wasn’t a seeker, a recovering something-or-other, and a ‘survivor’ of something, she wouldn’t know who she was.” It had almost come to that for me too. I identified so much with the search that the end of it was inconceivable. As my small self slowly surrendered over the ensuing months, I realized that seeking is a way for the small self to hold on, to stay in control.

Once the search is over, and the Large Self drives the bus, the small self takes a back seat and lets go. There is not much left for it to do, nothing more for it to pretend it’s trying to solve. If the small self can hold onto its incessant search, keeping you working hard to find the elusive answers to the endless questions, it can stay in the drivers’ seat. It can continue the charade of seeking relief, while it insidiously creates more problems to struggle against.

There is an old story about a seeker who comes unexpectedly to a door in the woods that says, “God lives here. Welcome, come on in.” Elated, the seeker walked up to the door and raised his hand to knock, then thought twice, turned around, and walked on down the path.

He could not imagine what life would be without seeking.

By age 52, I was deliberately set on reaching the end of seeking. I was ready for life to be about creating, expanding, playing, enjoying, and loving. Obviously you are too, because your mind and heart are open, and you are here.

Before my awakening, the last remnants of drama were focused primarily around money, and my power and freedom, and when that drama left me, drama was all but gone. Once I returned home, for the first time in years, I began to wake in the mornings with my mind at peace.

It felt empty at first. I was accustomed to waking to thoughts about what needed to be solved, accomplished, conquered, or fixed in my life. But there was no sense of rush to fill this empty space. I let it evolve naturally, and spent a few days in the emptiness, lying on the sofa, barely interested in eating or doing anything except feeling and breathing, which suddenly seemed like brand new discoveries.

And then one day my body started wanting to move about and my mind began to generate some newly productive thoughts. Each day I did what I was guided to do, doing my best at any given moment to get out of the way. Things started to happen, even where there had been stagnation before.

When talking about what I wanted, I had been for some time using the metaphor of how birds fly in a flock at high speeds, swooping and turning and whirling, yet wonder of wonders, they never bump into each other or crash. When scuba diving I’ve watched fish in giant schools as big as a house swimming millimeters from each other, but never bumping into each other, turning in unison, separate, but all moving as one.

Life began to flow in that easy way much more often. Now I not only know that there is a synergetic field that connects all life -- I experience it daily. Beings that flow with it are guided by an invisible force that coordinates everything seamlessly, effortlessly.

With steadily increasing ease the inspired thoughts, the solutions, the people, and the circumstances would line up for me to produce the result needed for everyone involved. My only job was to let go and relax, feel good, and let the Universe match me up with what I needed.

There was awareness that I still had a distance to go in my journey to enlightenment, yet I felt complete ease in putting one foot in front of the other without striving or stressing about when it would come. I didn’t “know” more or have any more answers than before; I couldn’t see farther ahead than about two stepping stones in front of me. Nevertheless I walked with a buoyant feeling that everything was not only all right but perfectly in order.

Later I would develop more "knowing" but I felt no rush. I relaxed into the arms of God, finally.

It was no longer a hope or a seeking for it -- it was an experience.

I no longer needed faith -- I had evidence.

During a pre-menopausal crash and long dark slump a few years before, I had wondered if I would ever recover my enthusiasm and confidence. Going deep into the silence to do art for those two years helped, but there was not much income to speak of, and despite the help of generous patrons, debt mounted.

But after the awakening, I was soon renewed - on fire with inspiration. I could hardly wait to get into action each day, and things moved very quickly.

Within seven weeks, starting from scratch (no clients, no income), I had a busy life, full of networking, events, parties, speaking engagements, private clients, projects, and an increasingly abundant income. I soon became debt free and money became a non-issue.

I gave Divine Openings every chance I got, and in three months I had given them to about three hundred people. I was more active and inspired than I had been in years, and sometimes worked tirelessly twelve hours a day. It was guided action, inspired action. It felt good.

One year later I was very prosperous and well established. Zero to sixty in no time. This is not to say I'm special. It can happen for you and does happen for many others.

 

Now you can live and evolve instead of seeking.

 

The Call Of The Divine May Sound Like Success, Sex, or Money

Most people aren’t consciously seeking enlightenment. I notice when I talk about it in a social setting, very few people spark to the offer of enlightenment, and many are even put off by it.

They are seeking money, a better relationship, freedom from suffering, or better health. And it's just a practical fact that you can't fully relax into your spiritual life until your mundane needs are handled! So don't feel bad about it!

Those drives for material world wants are ultimately fueled by the natural inner drive to feel better, which is the call of Spirit. The Spirit wants you to feel good and to thrive. Although not everyone calls it enlightenment, at the core, they do want enlightenment, which is the ultimate in feeling better. Whatever they call it, and however they arrive at enlightenment’s door, is OK with me.

Relationship, health, inner peace, reduced stress, and more money or success are what most people come to me wanting; it’s the “big five” that top the list of what most people want and don’t have. It’s the call of God that they can most easily hear.

Fortunately Divine Openings fulfills wordly desires, which often frees people up to really go for spiritual fulfillment.

Just today a woman came in for her second class, and I could see how much she had already opened up. She said her mind had become mostly quiet, and worry and anxiety had faded away... in just one week.

Her second Divine Opening was even more profound. In the coaching part of the class, she said she wanted a rich man who would take care of her. “OK, you can have that man,” I declared with an authority that comes from The Divine within, “Put it on your list of things you want, let go, and in the meantime I have some things for you to consider.”

“First, it’s all too easy to start thinking that some person, especially some powerful or rich person, is our Source, when they are actually just one conduit through which Spirit sends blessings to us. But what if we get into scarcity, thinking they are the only place we can get that love or money or care or whatever, and we give our power away to them? Source can bring us those blessings through any number of people, if we allow it.”

“Second, the universe brings us more of what we are already feeling. So if you are now feeling a lack of this abundance and that’s why you want this man to take care of you, Law of Attraction can only bring you more lack. If you were to start feeling rich right now, Law of Attraction (like attracts like) can bring you a rich man, he will be a match to your vibration, you won’t be needy, and so he can stay with you. In America we already are rich as any sultan was 200 years ago, if we just stop and notice that.”

“Third, your relationship with The Divine will be reflected outwardly in your romantic relationship. Just for this week, have a love affair with God first. Go directly to Pure Source for the love you want, the conversation, the companionship - and then over time, watch who shows up on the outside. Walk and talk with Source who adores you, loves you exactly as you are, and takes care of you.... and can you just imagine who would show up to match that in the physical?”

I put my hands on her head for a couple of minutes for the Divine Opening at the end of the session, and went to my office to write while everyone rested. After the rest, tears filled her eyes, and she had difficulty talking without breaking up. She said, “I felt enveloped, hugged, nurtured by The Divine, and then I could feel His Presence (Hers, Its?) sitting next to me, as if waiting to listen, talk to me, whatever I needed. It has filled my empty heart.” In that moment, she had moved from lack to fullness.

“Give yourself gratitude for being open to let this gift in,” I smiled. “You have opened the door to many blessings.” That relationship continued to deepen.

In the following week, she had some intense neck pain (probably some kind of tension or struggle, letting go), and her chiropractor’s efforts to adjust it didn’t help. During sleep that night she saw and felt a physical hand press on her neck, and in the morning the pain was gone. I cannot imagine a better example of how our worldly desires are always ultimately calling us back to our relationship with The Divine.

So use this work to go for your desires. In the process you will discover fulfillment that far exceeds anything you now wish for.

If you've failed or been disappointed by claims before, you may have become cynical. Well, that wasn't this. Open your heart and mind, and say yes. This works.

 

The Divine adores granting your desires.

 

The Present Moment Takes Hold

The past became uninteresting (and hard to even remember), and it became easy to "savor the waiting" for the future, as the present became rich and fully captivating. I might laugh so hard my stomach cramped, and then the next day not be able to remember what we'd laughed about, and it didn’t seem to matter. We knew that equally funny if not funnier things would occur tomorrow. And they did. There was no hanging on to anything. Losses were forgotten just as quickly. Yes, a few people may accuse you of not caring about anything or anyone. They won’t understand, until they are where you are, that suffering over losses, setbacks, or insults is simply a symptom of disconnection from our GodSelf. There is truly no such thing as loss from Spirit’s standpoint, but even if you have some temporary sense of loss, you can at least know that Spirit will find a way to fill in the gap if you allow it.

The Divine is always offering blessings in every moment, and as soon as we let go of the grip on the past, we have an open hand to extend to accept that new gift. Singer/songwriter, turned author, turned 2006 Texas gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman says it the down home Texas way:

 

When the horse dies, get off.

 

It works for EVERYONE who sticks with it.
Your Unlimited Self waits patiently for you to come home
from your wanderings, to claim the life that was planned for you.

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Who Are We?

You’ve got to get that you are not some inferior being here trying to earn your way to some reward or accomplishment. That is some antiquated conditioning you picked up. You are magnificent, and it’s only the small self that tells you you’re not. You are the Divine’s access to experiencing its own creation in the physical dimension.

This wondrous world of tastes, smells, light, sound, and touch could not be experienced fully by non-physical beings living in the non-physical dimensions. Spirit lives through us, and enjoys it whether we join it in that joy or not! Spirit does experience even more ecstasy when we are awake and enjoying it fully too. There is great celebration in the non-physical realms when we wake up and play full out as Divine Beings walking this amazing planet.

For millennia, Spirit has evolved us as a species, developing and preparing our minds and bodies to begin to fully embody The Divine Presence. Some periods of history have actually reversed the progress, de-evolving us into states of survival and separation from our inner selves, God, and each other. But these new energies coming to the planet are making up for lost time and catalyzing quantum leaps for us by pure Grace so that we are prepared for the full descent of Spirit into matter. You may call it the Christ Consciousness awakening, or whatever you like; the truth is far larger than any label and concept.

The Grace that comes to you through Divine Openings gives the brain the capability to sustain the higher states and to directly experience reality so that we can walk the Earth knowing ourselves as God. Gone will be the judgment and the suffering caused by the mind’s domination, and its insistence that it's separate from Source and other people.

Spirit focused a part of itself into physical form and gave us these senses so that it could experience the physical dimensions through us. The Larger part of Spirit of course remains a non-physical broader perspective, as our physical bodies are far too limited to fully embody it. 

Each human being is a focal point, a projection of The Divine into this space/time continuum. No human is all that The Divine is, but is part of The Oneness, and has access to Divine Intelligence.

The Divine appreciates itself in the mirror of us, and we can appreciate ourselves in the mirror of it. That's why nature feels so good. We're admiring the magnificence of that creation that is us in another form. We're admiring ourselves. Appreciation and admiration put us eye to eye with God.

From Larger perspective, we are like the pioneers who pushed the wagons over the plains and charted new territory, braving unknown lands to satisfy an inexplicable need to expand their world, to experience something new, to carve out their own future free from the prescribed choices of the civilized the world. Spirit acts as a command control center for us; it supports us on our journey, guides us, backs us with unfailing strength and wisdom, and from its all-knowing broader perspective, gives us all the information we need to move forward successfully. Our main job is to stay tuned to the high frequency it’s on, so we can hear it.

It is after all, our physical selves that push forward, out here on the frontier. We experience the duality and the extremes of the wanted and the unwanted, the “good” and the “bad”, while Spirit remains steady, blissful, and non-dual.

Day to day, it's not always light and blissful. Life often even feels risky to us. Yes, life is an adventurous game, and we intended it like that before we came here. But in the Larger perception of reality there is no real risk for an eternal being. There is no death; there is only life and more life.

It was such a freedom when that ultimate sense of safety and security stopped being just a nice platitude and became a fact to me -- when every cell in my body finally knew the truth of it. Now I have years of the experience of always being able to quickly and reliably find that still, steady, unshakable center inside of me that never wavers, no matter what is happening outside.

That is power. That is freedom.

It is increasingly clear that there is nowhere to get to. My “job” is to be the unique creation I am, enjoy, expand, and appreciate. I’d known this as a mental concept for years, but now it’s vividly real. All I ever need to do now is to tune in. As you open up, you’ll find you can be still and your true self, your true center, is right there, whether you formally meditate or not.

Enjoy waking up and remembering who you are.

Now be still. Close your eyes, and most of you will feel a subtle vibrational adjustment from the reading. A few of you will have a profound experience. Others of you will need time to re-open to the exquisite sensitivity you were born with before you can perceive it.

 

Classic Signs of Enlightenment
YOU WILL BEGIN to experience signs of enlightenment and may wonder what to expect or what it all means. The earliest signs of enlightenment are usually increased inner peace, a quieter mind, moments of causeless bliss, and mysterious disappearance of anxiety.

Synchronicity amps up. Once you relax into the flow of life, its natural orchestration brings people, circumstances and events together to provide what’s needed for all. Life is all connected, all intelligent, all one, so of course it works in concert with your needs and desires. Science calls it the unified field.

I asked for a very functional, grounded, connected, practical form of enlightenment, as I wanted to be fully engaged with the world and its business.

Some want to sit in a cave somewhere and beam enlightened energy to the world from a distance. That’s a worthy service—if it’s what you want. I wanted a practical, grounded, spiritual but non-religious, and fun enlightenment.

I wanted it to make me even more effective in my business affairs and more loving and available in relationships. You can design your enlightenment just about any way you want to, and later in the book you’ll get help doing that.

While your enlightenment is unique, you design your own. Not everyone has the “classic” variety, but there are some classic signs that usually appear as part of an unfolding.

1. Witnessing yourself: Observing yourself objectively from your Large Self, as if from outside yourself, is one hallmark. This “witnessing” of yourself may occur as an actual out-of-body experience where you look down upon your body. It may be a subtle dual perspective, with your wiser, objective Large Self noticing the actions and responses of your more limited small self. That’s how I witness. You begin to see the workings of your own mind with clarity and objectivity—not judging, but simply being aware, for example, of the small-self mind’s pettiness or defensiveness. Suddenly you see clearly the old habits and beliefs that have ruled your life. The mind may not entirely stop doing what it does, but it no longer controls you. You start to understand that you’re not your mind. “Just because my mind says something doesn’t mean I have to listen!”

You become less and less identified with or caught up in the dramas, stories and deceptions of the mind as you identify with the Larger Self view. You don’t stop being human and fallible, but you are conscious. You are aware of what you are feeling, saying, or doing, and are not run by it. Now I can reach deep states of meditation even when my mind is chattering away. I can just ignore it. I can be productive no matter how I feel. Feelings don’t rule me.

2. Equanimity and the end of suffering: The ability to experience each moment as it comes your way, without the need to change it or escape it is “equanimity.” This aspect of enlightenment allows a person to experience the current physical reality, other people, and their own emotions as they are, without resistance to them. The enlightened one appreciates and accepts everything as it is, at peace in the calm at the eye of the storm. Experiences move by in a kaleidoscopic parade. There is less story added to the experience, less dramatizing of the situation. They often say, “It is what it is,” or “How interesting that I created that.”

Enlightenment has been called the end of suffering. I have a dear friend who was fifty-six, in a nursing home, bedridden, dependent on dialysis, on disability income, and lost both legs from diabetes. I gave him Divine Openings over many months. He went through a deep dark night of the soul at one point, diving to the depths of despair. He left his body and communed with dead relatives in a vast white space with no floor or walls. Then he emerged peaceful and joyful. By the time he passed, he was one of the happiest people I knew. He uplifted the doctors and nurses. Even though his body was diminished and he could not reverse it, he did not feel powerless. He was hopeful. He was enlightened.

My personal experience has been a gradual diminishment, then loss of the ability to suffer—literally to the point where very little disturbs my inner peace for longer than a few minutes, or at the very worst, a few hours or a day. When we experience things from Large Self perspective, or God perspective, there is nothing to suffer about. Even if someone dies, we know there is no real death, just a change of form. If we lose something or someone, we know that there is no scarcity. When we look at suffering in the world, we hold the energy of the solution, and we know that’s more powerful than suffering over their suffering, which only adds to the vibration of suffering and creates more of it in us and out there. Don’t work on this—it will come.

3. Oneness, or unconditional love: This is the perhaps the most important aspect of enlightenment. Psychic powers, manifesting, and mystical visions are trivial, even useless, if love is not present. The flowering of the heart deepens enlightenment, bringing the experience of oneness with All That Is; or some days you suddenly feel causeless love for strangers, or feel like everything is inside of you or that you are indistinguishable from everything. You might talk directly with nature, bring rain, communicate with animals, or somehow know what someone needs. You tap into Universal Intelligence to know useful things in your areas of interest, whether it’s science, car repair, or business. There is no longer any sense of separation between you and All That Is. You’re aware that you are a distinct part of All That Is. It usually comes in peaks, but you are forever transformed unless you choose to “go back to sleep.”

With some things in life, you might want someone to tell you what to expect, give you the benefit of their experience; but you are urged to go into this very personal spiritual adventure open to discovering the unique gift The Divine has for you. You cannot fail at this, and perfection is not the goal of this ever-expanding universe, nor is it a qualification for enlightenment. There will be more on this topic as the book progresses and as you go through your experience.

Once you’ve begun the unfolding of enlightenment, it’s like being on a plane from New York to California; you can’t get off the plane, so there’s no need to stress about whether you’ll get there or not. You can’t make the journey go faster by running up and down the aisles, so you might as well relax and enjoy the ride. Each stage has its own sweetness, so enjoy it. You will arrive at the scheduled time!

By intention, enlightenment with Divine Openings includes something not all types of enlightenment include: your "practical life" works. You cannot "work on" for enlightenment--it is given, and you allow it. This book guides you through that allowing.


There are classic signs, but your enlightenment will be unique.

 

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OK, When Will I Be Enlightened?

FOCUS ON WHAT you want more of, not what you don't have. Focus on the good things that have already happened. Focus on the fact that your Large Self is already “there,” already enlightened, and that it calls to you constantly, and doesn’t judge how long it takes, or if you stray. Experience the perfection that already is.

As the Divine Openings unfold for you, you might experience increased bliss, love, laughter or any emotion. You might have improvements in work or money, attitude shifts, a breakthrough in a relationship, increased or decreased energy (temporarily), sleep changes, quieter mind (or temporarily busier mind.) You might notice tingling, physical sensations, physical detox, new inspirations, boredom, or temporary emptiness.

The best news, in any case, is there’s nothing to do or work on—just be. You see, when you did clearing or “healing work” habitually, it just created more of what you were looking for. If you “work on” and focus on what’s “wrong” now, you’ll create more of it. Now I hope you’re not creating more. It’s moving and rising spontaneously, as energy is supposed to move. Your Divine Intelligence orchestrates it. Hard work is over. You can let go of the old paradigm of working on yourself now.

Appreciation will smooth your progress. Say, “Thank you for moving this old energy and feeling upward. Thank you for breaking down the old, so there’s room for the new to come in.” “I appreciate that what’s left my life needed to go. Now what’s next?”

The more you focus on what is not here, the more you delay it. The more you stress about your enlightenment, the slower it comes. Relax and enjoy the ride, and better things just come to you. Above all, it’s all about joy. There’s really nowhere to get to.

Start focusing more on how you feel right now, and less on the big outcomes.

This is not about healing, fixing, clearing or cleansing. It is simply returning to alignment with who you really are. It can be very gentle. Release any belief in growing by struggle and pain.

In general, this massive realignment process goes like this: you receive a Divine Opening and directly experience the Divine in you. Then it begins to work on you from the inside out. The pure positive bliss energy you feel also stirs up, activates, and moves many slow and dense energies/emotions/habits/resistances that are clogging the pipes. You may feel it as it moves up the scale—you may not. Then love and joy can flow through the pipes better than ever. You may go up and down for a while, and then you stabilize at a higher level. The higher level soon feels “normal” to you. Then you go higher in another cycle, and stabilize there. Increasingly you feel joy even when there’s no “reason” to, or love where there was none. Eventually, nothing can get you down for long.

The farther into Divine Openings you go, the more you’ll turn inward for support and communion directly with the Divine. In the early stages, though, don’t hesitate to ask for support. It may feel like you’re unhooking from the matrix, seeing behind the curtain, as you remember who you really are. The territory is unfamiliar, and it puts us all outside our comfort zones, but the help is there within and without. Increasingly, we can relax and let the Flow of Life show us where to go and how to get there. The “softer” we are and the more we let go, the easier it is.

I had imagined awakening would be some ethereal state where mystical visions appeared, and all my challenges stopped. There are fewer challenges. Challenges still occur, but there is more ease, and even relish, in handling them. It’s a creative game. We came here to have a variety of experiences and contrasts.

The contrasts are less extreme, but they are still there. They help us know even more clearly what we want. Eating the “fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” represents to me the birth of rational thinking, polarities and contrasts, and the Free Will choice to choose between the contrasts. In any given moment we can either align with The Divine in us or choose struggle. The choice is ours, but it’s never final. You can re-choose.

Life has indeed become magical and full of synchronicity and ease, yet I, and others in this process, find it subtle most of the time now that I'm accustomed to it. It’s more like a steady stream of “all is well,” a smooth unfolding of daily life that hums along without drama, punctuated with joy and occasional bursts of causeless bliss. Human neurology is not yet evolved to handle the extreme voltage of pure Divine Bliss all the time. It ebbs and flows. Surf it!

I promise you this—it will still feel horrible to slip down into the lower vibrations. It is supposed to! When you’re not aligned with your Large Self, it is supposed to feel bad so you’ll go back up. Dropping just a bit might even feel as bad as being at the bottom used to feel.

During my twenty-one days of silence, my Honeymoon With The Divine, I asked for a love like I’d never had—the compatible, co-creative, and passionate partnership I’d always wanted. Within a month of returning home, I met a lovely man so easily, so naturally, and it developed so smoothly and quickly that I marveled only upon looking back. I had thought fireworks would flare and trumpets would sound, but there was only the sound of our laughter, and a quiet peaceful flow of sweet casual experiences that seemed so inexplicably natural that I decided, “I think I’ll keep doing this.” It sure takes the pressure off both people to enjoy the moment and put aside the judgments of what it is supposed to be or where it’s going.

The voice inside had simple advice, “Enjoy!” That relationship was so much fun, and in some ways better than any before it, yet it was not forever. I enjoyed every minute of it and then let it go two years later when it was no longer a vibrational match. Some relationships have expiration dates, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

In this new drama-free life, change is more easily accepted, incidents aren’t traumatic, or they don’t stick. The right people and things always appear at the right time, close on the heels of the need, or often even slightly before the need, in a way that serves everyone involved.

Within two years I went from no income to being prosperous. More important, I’m “independently happy”—independent of outer conditions. Anything I need comes. There’s been steady growth in Divine Openings each year, and I’m happy it wasn’t faster so I didn’t get overwhelmed and overworked. If anything, I’m still holding back a bit on growth to maintain balance. I’m not impatient nor particularly ambitious—I do all this out of a natural enjoyment of the unfolding. Notoriety grows simply because I’ve helped a lot of people and they tell a lot of people.

Problems are fewer and fewer, and life isn’t about problems anymore. Health has improved. I had forgotten about those health issues until just now. See how valuable it is to take note of the progress? Otherwise we so quickly forget the past!

Energy has increased. It’s a steady, upward path. The worries of past years are gone, and the occasional flicker of doubt quickly fades, either by itself, by diving into it for a few minutes, or by deliberately raising my altitude.

The mind still loves to make up scary stories. Even when you’re free the mind might still say you’re not. That’s what that wrong-seeking missile of a mind does. I just don’t believe everything I think anymore! I am keenly guided by the voice of my Large Self that sounds like me, only smarter. It’s not flashy or mystical but it is constant if I stay up there where I can hear it. The voice of God doesn’t go away, but sometimes we do! We can always return to it.

It is not necessarily a flashy thing, although it can be. Lightning never flashed and angels never sang for me, but one day it was clear that something had clicked in. “I’ve got it.” I know my power. I know from my Large Self perspective that all is well. And so it is. And it just keeps getting better every year. The ups and downs are no more.

Enlightenment is just being in the Flow of Life.

It Will Become Normal
THIS FANTASTIC WAY of life was eventually accepted as “the way it is supposed to be.” Clients’ amazing experiences have become commonplace. I still love to marvel at them, though.

“Ah,” I thought, “so this is the return to the Garden, the restoration of innocence, Heaven on Earth.” Then that brought tears to my eyes, remembering that sixteen years ago I set the intention to create Heaven on Earth—I was nowhere near it, and didn’t have the slightest clue how to do it, or even an inkling of what it would be like. How many times I despaired it would never happen. Only a few years before Divine Openings had I learned to raise my altitude easily and consistently—then Divine Openings continued to raise it until it was un-crashable. But this stage is only the beginning. Once we get to a high cruising altitude, the journey really gets exciting.

Sometimes I set a destination and go there, but often Life surprises me: this this book being read in over eighty countries, having a worldwide website, photographing covers for a holistic magazine, writing articles for it every month, writing a theme song for a film, writing, singing, and recording my own original music, all without striving. I’m sure the lack of attachment actually helped—things go great in our absence.

You become accustomed to each high you reach until it becomes quite normal for you, even a plateau of sorts. Then you reach for another plateau, thrill in it, and then it becomes normal. The universe expands as you expand. Seeking is no longer attractive nor needed.

Miracles are normal when you’re in the flow of life—when they’re not happening, that is not normal. Deep appreciation brings even more of it, so stop and rave often.

Waves of ecstasy might wash through your body during mundane activities. One day my truck wouldn’t start, and there was absolutely no dip in my mood, only a tiny sense of inconvenience as I decided what to do, made a plan, and carried it out. The next day as I rode with the tow truck driver to the repair place I had chosen, I suddenly began to experience an almost orgasmic full body ecstasy for absolutely no reason. It was inexplicable by all logical standards. My truck was broken, I knew it was going to cost me time and money, and there I was in bliss, talking with the driver, enjoying a raging, passionately physical sense of being alive—life force flowing through my body, lighting up every cell.

I want to relate a rather mundane sequence of events that followed that magical experience. You might think God has better things to do than take care of our ordinary needs, but throughout the next month, I was reminded that The Indweller knows our every want. There was something being lined up for me that was better than anything I had anticipated.

Once the mechanic checked the truck, I got some unwelcome news—the warranty did not cover that particular issue, and the bill was for hundreds of dollars I had planned to use for something more fun. I used to call that “bad news,” but now, without putting on any act at all, I’m pretty clear that there isn’t any such thing. These days, even as I hear the “bad news,” I think something like, “Well, that was unexpected… hmmm.”

I did have a momentary dip, but within an hour I had rebounded and determined to simply let in more money fast, which happened in the next week. The choice was simple: feel bad, point the nose of the plane downward, and create more unpleasant and costly incidents, or decide to raise my vibration, feel good, and point the nose of the plane upward, and change trajectory. That’s an easy decision, isn’t it? It worked, and any upset faded within hours. That’s my mantra now: “Is pointing the nose down, no matter how justified I might be, worth it? Is it going to help create what I want?”

 


I’m Not Resistant!
NO ONE INTENDS to be resistant or have a low vibration. No one intends to be unhappy. If you are still unhappy and your life is not working as well as you’d like, even after reading this book, there is still hope, if you read it again. Your freedom hinges primarily on your willingness to feel. I’ll share with you here a training letter I wrote to the Divine Openings Givers:

“People who have difficulty allowing feeling struggle longer before they let Divine Openings help them. Because they’ve resisted feeling for so long, huge amounts of emotion try to rise, and it scares them. It’s astounding to find that feeling is one of the most feared experiences on the planet. Any feeling is a valuable message from your guidance system!

One participant experienced his full power and God Self during the initiation in the Five-Day Silent Retreat. He felt he was about to levitate as he stood there, basking in the energy. Then a few days later he had a huge movement of old, stagnant energy (fear, terror, sadness, grief) accompanied by intense physical spasms, and he thought he was going to die! Having relied on “human strength” for thirty-five years, he didn’t realize how much he had resisted feeling.

He’d been doing Divine Openings, while resisting it, for two years—a superhuman feat! Holding back takes a tremendous amount of your energy. He realized why he’d been so tired. But the eventual and inevitable awakening of the True Self within pushes up anything that is not in alignment with it. Bliss tends to bring up its opposite and push out anything that is not bliss. Then that lower feeling rises.

That’s part of bringing it down to Earth. That may take a while (it doesn’t have to) and can play out like old things blowing up (but it doesn’t have to if you’ll just feel.)

Men sometimes have more difficulty with feeling deeply, having been trained their whole lives not to show "weakness.” What a handicap, having much of one’s own Instrument Panel be off limits! For a man, anger might be OK, where sadness or tears are not allowed.

A war hero who fears no gun, bomb, or knife might break down into a twitching, terrified blob when confronted with his own feelings, or the illness of a parent or child. That feeling can’t be shot, stabbed, or conquered, but resisting it only causes suffering.

Being around me is intense. There’s a powerful, accelerated, evolution-inducing vortex that causes energy and feelings to move. I love it, but some romantic and work partners who were in strong resistance and didn’t wish to feel and evolve simply couldn’t remain in this field of resonance. Some actually melted down and had to get away.

Sometimes people attempt to manage everything with the mind, from the neck up, to avoid feeling. They try to think through feelings, or do the spiritual bypass and not have them. One man who is very, very powerful and successful in the world fled one of my courses in cold sweats with his back muscles completely seized up. Feeling had admittedly been his Waterloo through many phone sessions. I know he will complete the course when he’s ready. He’s a lovely, generous, sensitive person. He wants to make a difference, and does. This just demonstrates how terrifying it is to feel when the mind has told you for decades that you must not feel THAT! Anything but that!

Yet once we let go and feel it, we’re FREE! Very quickly! People who commit and let go do not have these difficulties—Grace gives you a sweet, easy, lovely unfolding. But you need to know what can happen if resistance is stronger than you were aware of. You’re not losing your mind, and you’re not dying. (Some medical alarms do need attention.)

If it’s tough, give it over to The Presence. It is truly not your job to do it alone. You asked for change, Divine Openings brings it.

Let it be easy. You get zero extra points for doing it the hard way.

Be assured that Divine Openings doesn’t bring up anything that wasn’t already there. It doesn’t create a problem that didn’t already exist. It only makes you aware of it so that it can move.

Read the book again if the first reading doesn’t get you there. Many people really get it more powerfully on the subsequent readings, because Grace has softened and worked on you in the meantime, and you’re more awake. While many of you are noticing big shifts by now, the next page offers more insight into how to let go.

Here are some clues that indicate you might be unconsciously “prohibiting feeling”:

• You analyze, rationalize, or think everything through instead of feeling it through.
• You get blindsided and surprised by people and events (couldn’t feel your Instrument Panel readings so you didn’t know it was coming.)
• You run around a lot, always in a hurry, rarely sit still, and stay constantly busy.
• Or you have low energy and don’t get much done. You’re tired, heavy, and weary a lot (it’s from holding back all that feeling that wants to move.) Your metabolism is slow.
• Numbness. You’re not sure what you feel on some subjects.
• You talk a lot. Talking is addictive for you.
• You have to be with people all the time, and can’t be happy alone.
• Or you avoid people or intimacy, and have shallow relationships.
• You’re always cheerful, but things don’t go well. If so, the cheer is inauthentic and not what you’re really feeling inside—you have blind spots—vibrations you’re unaware of.
• You’re cynical or resigned, or you settle for less than you really want.
• You act tough and you get treated tough by other people and by life.
• Or you get more “spiritual,” and try to go around the feelings with positive thinking, meditation, spiritual bypass, or other means.

What if you suspect you’re not feeling as much as you could? Be incredibly kind to yourself. Treat yourself like a sweet, precious newborn. Don’t judge yourself—you got trained not to feel. It’s not your fault. It’s not “bad,” it just doesn’t lead to happiness, but you’re going to be fine now.

Anytime something’s too big for you to handle, or seems to be out of your control, give it over to The Presence. Ask to feel. Then feel.

Do the Daily Pleasure Practices and Thirty Ways To Raise Your Altitude from the end of the book. Take an “online retreat,” watch the videos, and listen to the audios. Attend a live retreat. Demonstrate your intentions and commitments to yourself with action.

Divine Openings makes life easier pretty quickly, and the fun starts. It is not endless work. If you feel like it’s work at all, you’ve dragged the old “endless work and processing paradigm” into it. Step back and enjoy rather than working on it. Just pay attention and make conscious choices daily.

This book is more than information and techniques.
It gives you enlightenment initiations by Grace, and actual results in your life.

Grace does 90% of the work for you. Your job, your 10%, is to let it in and allow it to happen.
 

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Chapter Titles:
The Light Emerges
What Happens With Divine Openings
Why I Wrote This Book
How To Get The Maximum
Dancing Lessons From God
The End Of Effort
It’s An Experience
The Small Self Lets Go
Divine Opening #1
After Your First Divine Opening    
Being With What Is
Emotion Is Supposed To Move
Worthiness
What Is Compassion?
Your Past Was Leading You To Now
Coughing Up A Hairball
Many Personalities
Divine Opening #2
Who Is The Divine Presence?
Our Teachers, Ourselves
Designing Your Personal Relationship w/God
Your Desires Granted
Taking It Inside To The Presence
A Relationship With The Divine In Good Times
Questioning Ceases
Return To Childhood
Fear Of The Unknown
Divine Opening #3

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Lay It All Down At The Feet Of The Divine
But When Will I Be Done On This Planet?
The End Of Drama
The End Of Seeking At Last
Adjusting To The New Energies
The Present Moment
Takes Hold
The Amazing Power Of Humor
Divine Opening #4
How To Meditate
Morning And Evening Appreciation
The Call Of The Divine Might Sound Like Success, Sex, Or Money
How The Divine Sees Us
Unhooking From The Ancient Mind
Everyday Relationships Are Key To World Peace
God Doesn’t Forgive!
OK, So, How Do I Clean Up My Relationships?
Releasing Hurts
Free Yourself
Advanced Perspective
Divine Opening #5
Romantic Relationships
Unconditional Love   
Processes For Transformation
Prostrating To The Divine
Sickness And Health
Who Are We?
Leading The Universe’s Expansion
What Is Enlightenment?
Signs Of Enlightenment
Powers And Mystical Phenomenon
Design Your Own Enlightenment
Divine Opening #6
Between Worlds
How To Navigate
Your Instrument Panel
Step By Step
Divine Opening #7
The Law Of Attraction
A Steady Climb For Lasting Results
You Create What You Focus Upon
Dive In And Be With It
What Story?
The Dive In And Be With It Process
Should I Dive In Or Tip Up The Nose Of The Plane?
Negative Manifestations That Still Show Up
Your Credit Rating
Divine Opening #8
Seeing My Mind’s Uglineness
Emotions After Enlightenment  
The Evolution Of Who You Are
A New Way To Work
Life Proves Our Beliefs
Boxes Of Beliefs: What Is “True”?
How Do You Know What Is Possible?
Follow The Guidance You Get
Give Your To Do List To God
Where Does Action Come In?      
Inspired Action
Be OK With Where You Are
Questions People Ask
The “It’s Not Here Yet” Syndrome
Divine Opening #9
OK, When Will I Be Enlightened?
It Will Become Normal
We All Just Want To Feel Better
Savor The Waiting
If Your Bliss Seems To Fade
Do Things Just Because They Feel Good
Dream Assignments
Just Ask
How To Teach It? Live It!
Daydream For Entertainment
Empty And Meaningless
Now What?
Looking Forward
You’re Never Finished
How The Unfolding Might Go For You
Jumping The Matrix
Divine Opening #10
Epilogue
31 Ways To Raise Your Altitude
Daily Practice
Additional Services And Resources           

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