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    Things Are Going Great In My Absence: How to Let The Divine Do the Heavy Lifting is like no other book: you don't just read it, it works on you. The ten enlightenment initiations in it transform your spiritual and practical life. Let it guide you into the Portals of Awakening.

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Things Are Going Great In My Absence: How to Let The Divine Do the Heavy Lifting is your handbook for life. You'll read it many times, and get something new each time. You'll want the paperback where you can see it as a constant reminder even if you get the audio book. At book signings, Lola signs ten year old copies, dog-eared, well-used, and well-loved. Those people's lives have transformed---without work, therapy, constant seeking, processing, or healings.


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People all over the world rave about this book

They write us about their experiences with Things Are Going Great In My Absence: How to Let The Divine Do the Heavy Lifting. It's not just information and concepts (who needs more talk?) It's an experience you can feel. It starts you on a clear and powerful path that takes you to real, whole life transformation. As you'll soon find, this book gives you results in your everyday life.

Our readers say it best...


"I just wanted to offer my thanks. I am starting to ‘feel.’ I have hated the word ‘God’; it made my toes scrape across the bottom of my shoes! After letting your words in about how to create my own ‘God’, well, lets just say I sat here with a smile and very much looking forward to building my new relationship with him/her! "
Austin, Texas
"I have thrown all my other spiritual books away!"
United Kingdom
"I'm reading your book and I'm thrilled about the marvels of Divine Openings. I've only started reading it a month ago but I already enjoy life so much more... wonderful. It brings peace not to doubt anymore, or care what others think. I just feel and listen to myself and my Large Self. Thanks Lola, for enlightening my life and ending my seeking." Love,
"After almost two years of Divine Openings, my life is absolutely different, and wonderful things are happening to me. I had struggled with depression for years, and now I'm pretty steady and get happier all the time."
"Dear Lola, What an experience! Besides my business taking off like a rocket with help and sales, I've somehow started a Humane Society just by opening my mouth! This is some amazing stuff. Fabulous, stunning, thrilling, chilling, wonderful! Bless you, and thank you so very much... my soul dances. Love & Blessings to the High Heavens!"
Linda Manuel
Leakey, Texas
"I'm a non-woo-woo black woman, so imagine my surprise when driving to my office job at sunrise, and inside the blinding sun, a blond woman on a white horse appears. The horse rears up and she says, "I bring you Divine Grace!" I went online that night and found your website (how???) and there you were on your white horse, I'm not kidding you."
"Within the first three pages of reading I felt what I have always thought bliss felt like. It is a constant tingling sensation throughout my whole body."
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"I've only read half the book, and waiting before continuing, the effects were so overwhelming. I couldn't handle everything being so good so fast. I'm not used to being so clear headed and in control of my life. I'm realizing I have so many choices. The book empowers, sets me free. You are amazingly accurate on so many points. I thank you for the gift of grace."
Los Angeles
"I know you said we would get something different with each reading, so true. I re-read it about three times during the first year of Divine Openings. Now, after Portal 4 and two years on, the book resonates with me now in a very different way. Very comfortable and familiar, like coming home. I know you'll understand." Deepest thanks. Love,
"Just sitting in my favorite chair this morn re-reading your book, feeling so peaceful & happy & wanting to go deeper. I NEVER see a movie or read a book twice. My short attention span doesn't allow for it (hehe). Re-reading your book again is like reading it for the first time. Going deeper is Divine! Gratitude and LOVE!" Love
Houston, Texas
"Lola, I felt the Divine Opening as soon as I held your book in my hands!! Words cannot explain. Life is already changing and I now know I am the author. I was writing a drama and now my book is a comedy! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. All My Love,
Danielle Perrino
New Zealand
"I've done everything -- church, Reiki, chakra healing, spiritual healing, books, meditated, prayed, but with Lola's work I finally started getting it. For some people it's fast, and for me, it's been slower, but wonderful, perfect for me. Take it at your own pace and don't compare your experience to other people's. We each have to release our resistance as we are able to."


What will the book do for me?

  • Deep, personal connection with your Inner Source.
  • Deep peace, easier meditation, and if you stay the path: spiritual bliss.
  • Ease in love, relationships, family, finances, health.
  • Long-time issues, abuse, and hurts can dissolve.
  • Master emotions: sadness, anger, fear, hopelessness, anxiety, and depression lift.
  • Manifesting ease, confidence, security, safety.
  • Master the mind, discover how it creates 99% of your problems.
  • Claim your power, worthiness, creativity, unfold your innate super-powers.
  • Your awakening radiates, lighting up people around you.
  • There's no limit to what you can allow in with Divine Openings---and you choose your own pace.
  • Divine Openings is spiritual bliss AND practical life success.

What makes this book different?

  • Some teachers can change your life by touching you, or being in their presence for a while, but Lola Jones does it through this book and website! This may be unique in the world.
  • The ten enlightenment initiations literally open you by Grace.
  • Lola doesn't just talk about spiritual concepts---the book gives direct personal spiritual experiences.
  • The old spiritual paradigm was hard work---Divine Openings is ease, enjoyment, and life fulfillment.
  • You don't have to work on yourself---just enjoy, practice, and good things unfold.
  • With each reading your consciousness expands, and you can let in more.
  • Major awakenings can come quite rapidly for those who allow it.

How can a book do all that?

  • Grace can do what we humans cannot do with mind and intellect alone.
  • The ten Divine Openings in the book bathe you in Grace.
  • You become your powerful Large Self, in the flow of Grace and good. As long as the small self is "living you", you are limited, you struggle, and happiness is fleeting.
  • You'll be guided to go within for the truth. (In Portal 5 you'll become your own teacher.)
  • The years of seeking are over. This is the last spiritual growth and personal development path you may ever need.

What truths will it reveal that I've never read before?

  • When you do your 10% and get out of the way, Grace does 90%, it actually "works for you and on you."
  • Working hard toward enlightenment prevents enlightenment.
  • "Focusing on your issues" creates more issues.
  • People struggle with "manifesting"... but the cosmic joke is that everyone is already manifesting all the time. You'll learn how you're doing it, and how do it more consciously and deliberately. (You get it more quickly starting from, "you're already doing it.")
  • Lola debunks New Age spiritual myths. Get ready to drop "metaphysical baggage," misinformation, and spiritual myths like: karma, learning lessons, astrology, signs, finding your purpose (you'll love the answer to this one) and "working on yourself." Lola won't waste your time with worn out cliches that don't work.
  • You don't need "healing," processing, cleansing, or clearing---you simply need to wake up and be your Large Self, your true self.
  • Your Large Self doesn't have any problems or issues---your small self does.
  • You don't need more mental information---you need real experience.

Are you still seeking after a long time on the spiritual path?

  • Have you tried all the books, courses, modalities, sessions and healings, and still aren't free?
  • Do you enjoy a great spiritual life, but money, relationship, or health is still a struggle?
  • Have a spiritual connection, yet want to go much deeper?
  • Want to find a more personal, nurturing, friendly oneness with Source that you can FEEL and chat with?
  • Want to make a powerful difference in the world, or discover your gifts and talents?
  • Healers and counselors, your gifts magnify with Divine Openings.

Are you new on the spiritual path?

  • Have you been seeing signs like 11:11 that it's time for you to delve deeper into who you really are and what's beneath the surface of life?
  • Would you like to create your life rather than react to what happens?
  • Are there things in your life that you're discouraged about, or weary of?
  • Ready for struggle, suffering, and drama to end, and blissful living to begin?
  • Tired of old-school therapy, life coaching, and superficial self-help books?
  • Not sure if you believe in the Non-Physical or spiritual dimensions, and want actual experience of it?

How did Lola come to write this book?

Many years ago Lola Jones was leading corporate and personal growth trainings. A secret desire welled up from deep within her: to write a book that changed lives dramatically, that initiated spiritual awakening without ever meeting her. She had no idea how, and she doubted it was possible. Sixteen years later she spent 21 days in complete solitude and silence, speaking to no one but The Presence, and her own spiritual awakening happened. She wrote this book.

A friend built her a website, people started sharing the book all over the world, and thousands sent notes about the dramatic life changes and spiritual experiences they had from just reading this book. Those who continued on the path found their whole lives were transforming: love, money, family, health, clarity, peace of mind. Lola was amazed: this was the dreamed-of book... and it was working as in her vision.

Where the did the title of the book come from?

Lola heard the title in her mind, and laughed to Source, "That title is way too long!" But she listened, and later marveled at just how prophetic the title was. Things Are Going Great In My Absence: How To Let Go And Let The Divine Do The Heavy Lifting was perfect. She did get out of the way and let The Divine do the heavy lifting "in the absence of her small self." Indeed things did go great. Her books and online courses help people mostly in her absence, so there waas no need to give sessions to everyone, or travel much to teach.

Who and what is author Lola Jones?

Lola would tell you she's an ordinary person Graced with a profound gift to transform lives. If you met her in the grocery, she wouldn't mention what she does, she'd ask you to come over and dance in her living room. She never wanted more travel or notoriety, preferring to live a mundane life and quietly serve the people who find her. Sometimes at night, her light body visits students who've been deeply immersed in Divine Openings, and they report transformative experiences. Lola prefers not to label what she is or does, but simply remains in awe and appreciation of it. She and her partner live a low key life in the mountains outside San Diego, in a tree-house-like home near lakes and streams, surrounded by flowers, hawks and hummingbirds. She now calls herself "semi-retired," but will happily serve people until she transitions from this body.

How can I get support and reminders while reading?

Get support emails from Lola while reading the book.

Is there a money back guarantee?

YES! We've seen the satisfaction with this book and we make this offer: Use this book regularly and exclusively, and after 6 months, you will notice a difference in your life, or you may return the well-used paperback book, with a copy of your dated receipt from this website, and get a full refund, not including postage. Valid for paperback only. In all these years, no one has asked for the refund!

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Things Are Going Great In My Absence

This is not an ordinary book.

Unlike any spiritual or personal development book you've ever read, this energy in this book actually works on you. It opens you up, and expands your capacity to allow and accept Divine Grace. It is truly, profoundly life-altering. You'll feel better and life will begin to flow with more ease as you allow more Grace in. You'll learn what to expect in the process, and how to make the most of it.

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Lola spent 21 days in silent communion in The Presence in 2006, not speaking to any human being. She received the power to initiate enlightenment and heals the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. You get the first ten of those enlightenment initiations through this book, while reading, contemplating her Divinely inspired art in it, and feeling the Divine Presence in the words. Even beginners are having quantum awakenings without years of work. Life issues resolve without hard work, life gets easier, stress fades away.

Beyond spiritual healing and processing, Divine Openings restores you to that most organized field of resonance that helps you get back in the Flow Of Life, and helps you let in more of the Grace that's been raining on you all along. When you're not able to let in that Grace, you can feel like you're dying of thirst in a rainstorm.

Now you can make a quantum leap out of suffering and struggle—into a bright, happy, fulfilling, new life. You’ll feel powerful energy as you effortlessly absorb the vibration of this book and experience it in your life. This books is step one on a joyful journey that just gets better every year you're on this path.

You've been asking.
Now it's COME TO YOU. 
Let it in!

Everyone says they wish they'd known about Divine Openings sooner. No one says "I wish I had waited to read this book!" It's an astonishing, mind-blowing, life-changing spiritual awakening and personal growth experience, due to the vortex of Energy, Light, and Divine Intelligence it literally lifts you into.

This is one book you need to own in paperback so you can see it in front of you. Even the energy of the have the book near you raises your vibration.

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This is not just a spiritual book you "read" and go on to the next book.

You only need to say yes, experience it, and it begins to change your life. 

It gives extensive how-to's and step-by-step processes that will ease your hurts and challenges and give you power and confidence. The Divine Openings (enlightenment initiations) this book gives you literally open you up. 

Then you'll want more and deeper growth, and the 5 Portals online keep you growing for a lifetime with powerful media and live webinars with Lola. Or you can attend live retreats for a deeper dive.

Sample Book Excerpts

Here are a few sample chapters, chosen randomly:

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.

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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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