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Some Rules for a Healthy Imagination — Rule number one is: God or the Tao. I am—acknowledging the I am presence as God dwelling in me. Maybe you add a measure of writing ability, but detect more fluency with numbers and mathematical problem solving than your ability to write prose. I was suffering. It was the Statement that Jesus used most in his most difficult trials.
You will learn more about these orbs later in this book. What I can say with certainty is that I once again felt in my body the power of Saint Francis. I experienced him, not only by his words and not only around me, but in me—as me—while speaking to those people whom I feel were a catalytic group gathered for the purpose of fulfilling a collective dharma, originating in a thought in my imagination and now an active force for good in our world. I simply did what I felt called to do.
I am going to leave Saint Francis for a moment and relate the presence of another luminous being who arrived in my life about six years ago. Lao-tzu Back in I became reacquainted with the ancient spiritual text the Tao Te Ching, narrated some 2, years ago by the ancient Chinese master Lao-tzu.
Some have called this small book containing 81 short verses the wisest book ever written. While I had a cursory awareness of the Tao, it was by no means a significant teaching in my life. Yet I noticed that at the age of 65 I kept reading and receiving messages from the Tao Te Ching, which translates loosely to the book of living the virtue of the great way.
I was familiar with some of the most quoted passages from the text and had even used them in my previously published books, but now in for some reason I seemed to be bombarded by them almost on a daily basis.
Then one morning in my meditation I felt a strong inner calling to read the entire Tao Te Ching, and I did so that very day. From that moment on, I began to feel the same relationship with Lao-tzu as I had been having with Saint Francis for the previous decade or so.
I mentioned this on my weekly radio show on HayHouseRadio. The painting arrived via overnight delivery, and I literally talked to this likeness for the entire year of Each week I spent four and a half days studying, meditating, intellectualizing, and analyzing a verse of the Tao Te Ching.
On the half day, after meditating with the painting of Lao-tzu, I simply let the words flow onto the page. I spent the entire year of communing with Lao-tzu, gazing at his portrait and watching how his eyes seemed to follow me as I moved about my writing space, and most significantly, listening and letting the words flow through my heart and onto the page. My year of being steeped in the Tao Te Ching was truly life altering. I learned and practiced the essential messages of humility, living the mystery, contentment, simplicity, serenity, and finding God in nature rather than in an orthodoxy.
Lao-tzu became my constant companion, and the Tao Te Ching not only guided me to a more enlightened way of life, it did so for millions of others as well. Somehow in some mysterious way known only by the invisible Tao or the one Divine mind, I became an instrument for getting these powerful messages out to large numbers of people, 25 centuries after the passing of Lao-tzu.
Saint Francis and Lao-tzu and their teachings are still hugely consequential in my life every day.
But more than being these momentous spiritual teachers, their appearances in my life have impacted countless others, including you as you embark on the reading of this book. Please read it with an open mind, and then allow me to explain the relevance it has for you as you begin reading this book.
Dear Dr. Wayne, Miracles happen. I feel compelled to share with you an experience I had very recently, because you were a part of the miracle that I experienced. Life for me is complicated right now as I go through a great big shift, so for me to work out the logistics of going on the European tour was likely to take a miracle, but I was open to anything. I stated my intention out loud. A few months passed and my situation was slow to change, so my trip was not booked. It is an eight-hour drive from where I live, but she is very passionate about opera, so giving her the opportunity to go to Kelowna to work with some experts was certainly my pleasure.
My parents happen to live there, too, so I called them to say we were coming. I talked to Mom for a few minutes, told her when we would be arriving, and chatted about this and that when I heard Dad mumbling something in the background. Mom interpreted for me: Wayne Dyer will be in Vernon Tuesday night if you want to go see him. Needless to say, I was thrilled that God would be so kind as to bring you to me instead of getting me to Europe.
The night of your lecture came, and I eagerly sat in the 14th row. When you walked onstage and started to talk, something weird happened. At first I had thought I was getting a migraine, but the light was only around the young boy. That same light was surrounding you. No matter where you moved on the stage, the light followed you, and only you.
I thought it might be the stage lights or the ambient atmosphere in the arena, but there was no halo around the lady who introduced you. Then something even stranger happened. Wayne, you were talking about Saint Francis and before my very eyes, you transformed. Your body was clad in a long robe and your features transformed so that you were Saint Francis of Assisi. It lasted for only a moment, but it was powerful, emotional, and very, very real.
But then something even stranger happened. You began to talk about Lao-tzu, and you transformed into him! A long braid tailed down your back, and I could see your face completely transform into Lao-tzu.
Again, it only lasted for a moment, but the experience will last with me forever. At intermission, Dad went to the restroom and I stood up to stretch my legs and dry my eyes. I felt a warm hand fill mine and I looked down to see a little lady, very old and with a wonderful smile, and she was urging me to sit beside her.
I sat, and she stared straight into my eyes. She told me that she kept staring at me because I was glowing with light and she felt like she was watching an angel.
I was transfixed by her eyes, thinking that I knew her somehow because I recognized her twinkly green eyes. She and I talked, at times saying the same thing at the same time. It felt like a dream, and before we knew it you were onstage again, creating your magic.
I decided I needed to perpetuate contact with her and would get her name and number after the show. Despite my good intentions, when the show ended and we got up to leave, she had disappeared. This surprised me because she had been sitting two seats away from me and I never saw her leave.
Dad and I left, and as I was backing the car up in the parking lot I caught sight of my own eyes in the rearview mirror. Maybe … not. Wayne in such a unique and lovely way. A nurse with distinct red hair came to her side, wiped her brow, spoke soothingly and lovingly to her of how to breathe, and stayed with her throughout the entire birth process.
When she inquired the next day about this wonderfully helpful nurse and how she could properly thank her, she was told that no one of that description had ever worked in that hospital.
Angelic guidance—perhaps. Look how important you are and all that you are doing to make this a more spiritually awakened place. Then I talked by telephone with author Anita Moorjani in Hong Kong and read her the letter, and she quickly put my ego-driven thoughts to rest. Everything is happening at once. There is no past or future, only one and only now. And that the closest she could come to this idea was that these are all parallel lives.
Now I know how perplexing it is to contemplate this idea of no past, no future, and no linear consciousness, especially since the brain which is the only thing we have to do this contemplating with is in a body that is linear and did have a beginning and will have an end.
It is simply one of the great mysteries, this idea of everything happening at once, yet in my dream state and occasionally in deep meditation I have had a glimpse of this nonlinearity. As you read Wishes Fulfilled I encourage you to take notice of the importance of being able to feel in your body what you desire to manifest.
Pay particular attention to what it means to know within that you are truly a Divine being here in the material world of ours on Earth. I repeatedly emphasize, in the pages that follow, the importance of your imagination in creating a wishes fulfilled life. Once you place a thought into your imagination about who you want to become, I encourage you to live from that end, as if it had already materialized into the physical realm. And this is precisely what I have been doing with the teachings of both Saint Francis and Lao-tzu for many years: But now at this time in my life, I have gone beyond my intellect when it comes to the teachings of these Divine masters.
When I appeared onstage that evening in Vernon, B. And when you are able to passionately feel whatever it is that you wish to have or become, as long as it is aligned with your highest self—that is, God—you become it and it becomes you. When I teach these profound messages, they are way beyond an intellectual exercise.
I feel them, and this is what Brenda Babinski observed in those fleeting moments while I was onstage. That same evening Brenda came to see me, as I sat onstage and signed books, the entire hockey arena was filled with orbs as if to confirm the convergence of the truths of both Saint Francis and Lao-tzu as I assumed the feeling of these spiritual truths in the core of my being.
See photo insert. Those orbs also appeared in photographs at the church in Assisi where I felt in my body the presence of Saint Francis as I stood and spoke where he had lived and spoken. Again, see photo insert. I do not believe that my being seen by an audience member as actually transforming into these great teachers is an indication that I might have lived as them many centuries ago.
I know that when you begin to go beyond the intellect and feel the presence of what you most desire as an already present fact, and live from it with unabated passion, you merge into it, and come to know the truth that the laws of the material world do not apply in the presence of the God-realized.
Nicollette I have chosen to relate one additional story here in the beginning of Wishes Fulfilled that brings home the most salient feature of this book. That is, that there exists within all of us a Divine spark, called the I am that I am, and when it is kindled and nourished, it is capable of miracle-making at an astonishing level.
In May of I met a group of women, including a mother and her year-old daughter, while on a walk along the oceanfront on Maui.
Linda, the mom, recognized me, and we began a brief conversation. As I looked at her daughter, Nicollette, it was obvious that she was suffering from some kind of facial paralysis that had distorted her features—the muscle activity in the entire left side of her face appeared to be frozen.
Something motivated me to reach out and touch her face and ask her what was happening. And then began a saga that I have chosen, with permission from both of them, to relate here in this book to give you a sampling of what is possible when we use the inherent power that is a part of our very essence—called the I am presence—for the fulfillment of our Divinely aligned wishes.
I felt called to invite the entire group of women into my home and to talk to Nicollette about the wishes fulfilled teachings that I was channeling and writing about each and every day, and had been for several months.
During this time I felt in my body that something stupefying and mystical was energizing not only me but the entire room. At the end of our time together, I insisted that Nicollette spend an hour with my friend Kate MacKinnon, a craniosacral therapist who was visiting and offering me CST treatments. I had set up an appointment for myself with Kate for the following day.
I gave my appointment to Nicollette, and what follows are two descriptions of the event that transpired. She is a university student consumed with classes, assignments, work, and parties and has never been to his lectures or read his books. She still knows very little of him other than she is now reading The Power of Intention. Nicollette called me from Victoria, B. She said she had experienced a weird headache the night before, and now her face was going numb on the left side.
She was having difficulty smiling on one side and was worried. She sent a picture of herself from her phone and we told her to go to the emergency room now and get it looked at, for it may be a stroke or something! I insisted we needed a professional assessment. She went and was triaged immediately through and given a battery of tests.
She was given prophylactic antiviral medication and high doses of prednisone. Nicollette was beside herself with grief. She called us and was so-o-o upset.
She spent the next two days seeing different physicians making sure she could travel. She arrived in Hawaii on Tuesday. We could see that her paralysis was worse when she arrived—it was definitely progressing. It worsened for several days thereafter.
I was in contact with our doctor at home and sent him another picture of Nicollette in full paralysis. He told me that based on what he saw in the photo, it was a severe case. A week or so passed, paralysis continued, no movement, nor any taste sensation on her left side of her tongue. She was having difficulty chewing. Nicollette was in a state of stress, distress, and shooting pain. The universe intervenes—we meet Dr. Wayne Dyer on the promenade. We spent about an hour with Wayne in his condo.
Wayne put his hands on her face and spoke to her over and over again, the same words until she got it—I am paralysis-free! My girlfriends in the background were crying, my mother awestruck … as we were leaving his condo, Wayne insisted that Nicollette must, simply must, have a session with his CST therapist the next day.
Since time was an issue, he gave his appointment to Nicollette. He made the arrangements. Nicollette came into the therapy session with much gratitude and the new thinking that she will be healed. You asked her as Wayne had asked her, too what was going on in her life before this had happened. I was studying for my final exams in economics and computer science, and at the same time I needed to create a painting for my art class and write an essay on it.
Lots on my plate, but I am handling it. That is a lot of something. We see here how the mind and mind- filled stress can affect the body. To translate, by his expression and from what he had told me over the phone in Hawaii, it was actually severe. Nicollette knew what he meant. Our family doctor then went on to provide statistics of different levels of recovery and to prepare us that this type of paralysis can take two years or more to come back from, if you do come back.
We were to schedule another appointment in four weeks where Nicollette would be referred to a neurologist. She went back with the confidence of simply moving forward. I was surprised that she was leaving us and getting right back into her university life after what our family doctor had said, and given that she was still paralyzed.
I am healed and paralysis-free. Namaste, Linda The words I am healed and I am paralysis-free that Nicollette spoke, even though the physical evidence strongly indicated otherwise, may sound strange or even absurd to you as you read this.
But I assure you they will make sense as you read Wishes Fulfilled. Hi Kate, Thank you so much for letting my mom know about Dr. My family and I listened to it this evening, and I am so grateful that you made it possible for all of us to hear those wonderful things. This is truly, and has been, an amazing experience. I could see my paralysis getting worse every day no matter how much I thought it would get better.
I was told that I might not ever recover from this, and if I do it could take years. I became miserable. I felt broken. I was suffering. I met Dr. Dyer the day before I was leaving Maui. After Dr. Dyer learned of my condition, he put his hand over my face and introduced the idea that I have the power to heal myself. All I have to do is think about how I feel when I am paralysis-free.
I thought about a friend taking a picture of me a year ago and me having no paralysis—I was smiling. It was then explained that the physical is a representation of what starts out in the mind, in my imagination, of what I want to be physically.
Manifestation and healing begin here. I began to think that if I changed my thought process and thought only of connecting myself with the knowing that I am paralysis-free, eventually, the physical will reflect my new mind-set. Dyer then said that he highly recommended I have a session with you, and he gave me your number.
I called you, and with the generosity and kindness of Dr. Dyer, I had a session with you the next day. Right after meeting Dr. Dyer, I had difficulty trying to connect to the thought of being paralysis-free because it was so prominent to me in everything I did. My eye was always dry during the day, and at night I had to tape it shut after putting this lube in it. I also had so much on my mind. In addition, I had to figure out living accommodations in three weeks.
I had so much to think about, and I felt so uncomfortable in everything I did because of my paralysis. The next day I had a session with you. You asked what was going on in my life before this happened. Everything was fine. My roommate was moving out, and I was also. I was anxiously waiting to find out if I was going to be accepted to McGill University.
I even remember thinking that I should feel more stressed out than I did. We see here how stress hurts the body. You started by putting your hands on my ankles. You were asking my mom some questions about where we are from, etc. It made me feel more comfortable, as this was something I had never heard of or even imagined I would be doing.
So I started thinking about how I could make this session as beneficial as possible. I thought about what Dr. I remember hearing the calming sound of the waves and looking up at the white ceiling. Looking at the ceiling, it was almost as if my body was now numb and I could no longer feel your hands, which were now touching my legs.
When you got to my rib cage on my left side, you asked me if I had stomach pains. However, I finished my medication a week ago, and I am still having pain there. You focused around my stomach and rib cage. I was looking up at the ceiling. I began to feel pressure right underneath my rib cage, but was unsure if I should say something. I was staring at the ceiling and it began to change colors.
You asked me if the pain was a shape what shape would it be, and what color. I said it would be an oval and yellow. You asked if this oval had a name. Nothing came to me. Therefore, you said we can call it yellow oval, and asked me if this oval is working with me. I felt like it was working against me and said that. You told me to talk to this yellow oval and ask if we can work together.
So I did just that. Then, seconds later, I felt it gone. Almost as if the oval had burst into a million pieces floating all over my body and I became one with it.
I felt a state of complete relaxation. After that experience I would say that you helped me realize this control I have over my body. You helped me jump-start the communication between my mind and my body. I was introduced to the notion of how my mind and my body are one. I felt your fingers right at the top of my spine, at the top of my neck.
You kept your hands there for a while it seemed. Then, I felt my lower back touch the surface of what I was lying on. I felt as if what was making me feel so uncomfortable all this time had left my body. I felt connected to my body as I could feel the air going in and out so freely. You then focused on the left side of my mouth and kept your fingers on the bottom of my upper left molars for a few minutes. Then you touched the left side of my face.
I felt relaxed, and I had the picture of me smiling in my mind. I opened myself up to the notion that you are going to be the catalyst in my healing process.
You asked me for a word that will help me heal, and what color it would need. You asked me to feel your hand on my face, and imagine my face as a sponge absorbing your energy. I pictured this light blue sponge contracting. I did feel your hand on my face. I felt one with my body, that I had control of my body, and that I was smiling paralysis-free. You had your hand on my face for what seemed to be about five minutes. However, my concept of time during that session could be incorrect.
Then you lifted your hand off my face and I opened my eyes. You were looking down at me and asked me how I felt. I remember you telling me that I grind my teeth on my left side of my mouth, and asked me if something happened to my forehead which I banged on the roof of my car the day before coming to Hawaii, as I told you later. I remember you telling me that whatever it is I would normally do to relax I need to do more of because that is when the healing takes place.
The session overall is a blur other than those feelings I described above. Then within a matter of minutes after that thought of disappointment had entered my mind, other thoughts poured in—healing thoughts. After putting on the shoes I took off before the session, I noticed a weird feeling in my body—a physical feeling —something had definitely changed.
I felt a sense of peace. I knew my suffering was over. I physically was no longer uncomfortable. I felt excited and filled with energy. I knew I was healing—I knew it. Over the next few weeks, I continued to think about what you had said about how the healing takes place in relaxation. Every time I think of that sponge I am brought back to that place of total relaxation, with the suffering and uncomfortable feelings suddenly lifted from my body. I hear the sound of the waves overpower what my senses tell me, and all that is left in my mind is that picture of me smiling.
When I left Maui I had an overwhelming feeling and image of healing. I am paralysis-free, I am paralysis-free, I am paralysis-free! Nicollette I was scheduled to give an evening lecture in Canada at the Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, Alberta, some ten weeks after my first and only encounter with Nicollette.
Linda had called me to report that her daughter was completely paralysis-free, and that this experience had completely turned her entire life mission around. I called Nicollette, and she excitedly told me how great she felt to have learned at the age of 20 that she had this amazing I am presence within her and that she wanted to tell everyone she encountered about this profound discovery.
I invited her and her mom to come to Calgary and share her experience with the several thousand people I would be speaking to. And indeed she did. In only a few moments Nicollette transfixed the audience, giving real-world, 3-D evidence of all that I was lecturing about that evening. As she left the stage to a standing ovation, she handed me a card with two photos imprinted on it. In the photo of the three of us in Hawaii Nicollette, Linda, and me , the left side of her face is paralyzed.
In the other photo, Nicollette is smiling in a beautiful dress, paralysis-free—with a distinct orb at her left shoulder! The caption on the card says: As you continue reading this book, which has been such a miraculous journey for me, know that I take no credit for any of it.
Only the I am presence is so equipped. I give full credit to that presence and urge you to know that it is yours to access as well. Do it—from scratch! At this higher plane of existence, which you and every human being who has ever lived can access at will, the fulfillment of wishes is not only probable—it is guaranteed.
This chapter is simply a preparation for entering into that realm wherein you have much more say over what comes into your life than you might have envisioned. My emphasis throughout this book is that manifestation is real and that it occurs when you make a specific decision to change your mind about who you are and what is possible for you to achieve within these parentheses in eternity called your life.
I am saying as clearly as I know how to say it in these opening pages: It begins with changing your concept of yourself. I would like to offer a few words on these two concepts of ordinary and extraordinary.
Ordinary is, well, so ordinary. It means that you do all of the things that your culture and your family have programmed you to do. It implies that you fit in, study hard, follow the rules, take care of your obligations, fill out the forms, pay your taxes, get a job, and do what every law-abiding citizen does; and then you retire, play with your grandchildren, and ultimately die. Extraordinary encompasses most of ordinary, since we all live in the same physical world.
There will be forms to fill out, rules that demand our obedience, bills to pay, and family obligations to attend to. But extraordinary consciousness is associated with your soul, that invisible, boundaryless energy that looks out from behind your eyeballs and has very different interests than your ordinary self does. The ideal of your soul, the thing that it yearns for, is not more knowledge. It is not interested in comparison, nor winning, nor light, nor ownership, nor even happiness.
The ideal of your soul is space, expansion, and immensity, and the one thing it needs more than anything else is to be free to expand, to reach out and to embrace the infinite. Because your soul is infinity itself. It has no restrictions or limitations—it resists being fenced in—and when you attempt to contain it with rules and obligations, it is miserable.
Your invisible self is extraordinary because it is a fragment of the universal soul, which is infinite. The part of you that knows you have greatness, and is stirred by the idea of you expanding and removing any and all limitations, is what I am addressing here in Wishes Fulfilled.
This is your new self-concept, one that is inspired by your soul. What Is Your Self-Concept? Simply put, your concept of yourself is everything that you believe to be true.
Your beliefs about yourself are like the ingredients in a recipe that you use to create your self-concept. Those ingredients or beliefs fall into two specific categories: Your Outer Self-Concept These ingredients include everything you accept as truth concerning what the physical you is capable of.
Smart, perhaps, but not really a genius—more capable in some areas than others, such as technological knowledge. Maybe you add a measure of writing ability, but detect more fluency with numbers and mathematical problem solving than your ability to write prose. Your beliefs about your outer self may be well seasoned and strong in some areas and almost hopelessly incapacitated or weak in others. You very likely have a conceptual framework of just how smart you are and have carried that belief with you since you were a youngster in elementary school.
Your outer concept of yourself includes everything you believe about your innate and learned talents and abilities. Your beliefs about your clumsiness, coordination, athleticism, and musical and artistic talents are a partial list of the ingredients that comprise the recipe of you. These descriptors also apply to everything else about your outer self.
Your outer self-concept includes how you view yourself in relationship to health: You know if you are prone to being overweight or addicted to various substances such as sugar, caffeine, fat, meat, dairy, and the like. You define yourself as prone to catching colds or immune to such things, likely to gain weight, inclined toward skin rashes, or predisposed to low energy or high sleep requirements.
The point is that your outer self-concept comprises essentially everything that you believe your body is capable or incapable of. They are the beliefs—the ingredients—that you use to create you.
In addition to your intellect, talents, and physical body traits, you spice up your outer self-conception with your personality traits. These individual qualities are interpreted as truisms defining yourself and how you function socially. Your Inner Self-Concept This category can be pretty difficult to achieve in optimal proportions in our culture. Your inner self-concept involves your beliefs about the invisible energy and intelligence that is the most significant portion of your being.
The tissue, bones, rivers of fluids, organs, teeth, brain, and everything else are all the machine. And within this machine is an invisible I that you call mind or spirit comprised of thoughts that direct the machine. You have a conceptualization of yourself that involves this formless invisible portion of your being, and you have a pretty specific idea about just how far this inner portion of yourself can take you. You may believe that your thinking apparatus is pretty phenomenal, though not understanding exactly what it is—inside or surrounding you—that allows you to scratch your forehead, or pick up a pencil, or move your feet on a dance floor, or any of the infinite commands that your mind is capable of directing all day, every day, and for as long as you are alive.
You also have a self-concept about what your inner energetic ghost cannot do. Is it capable of thinking itself out of a serious disease, or is that just a lot of nonsense?
Can your invisible intelligence, your imagination, perform feats of alchemy? Does your self-concept contain the power to perform great—or even magical—acts of transformation? Your self-concept is a blend of your beliefs regarding your connection to a higher power.
You believe something about the existence or nonexistence of God. You have various points of view about how far faith can carry you. Whether or not there is anything within you that you can or cannot rely on to perform mystical or miraculous things is seasoned by your beliefs. You have acquired specific beliefs concerning the power of your mind. But what do your beliefs cook up about your ability to create miracles? Is healing your body, or manifesting a long-desired soul mate, an ingredient in your self-concept?
Take a moment to examine that unseen list stored away in your mind. Ask yourself, Where is it? How did I put it there? What powers am I using to recall it? Where do these powers come from? This is the list of ingredients that you use to create your inner self-concept. You might then want to open up to there being other beliefs or ingredients that you want to include, and contemplate other ways to season your life.
The fact is that an invisible list involves a catalog of inexplicable miracles that you take for granted every day. You know your mind, that invisible ghost in the machine, is unfathomable. But you also know that there are certain limits to what it can do. If it seems interesting to consider some changes, read on. Changing Your Concept of Yourself If you would like to become a person who has the capacity to have all of your wishes fulfilled, it will be necessary for you to move to that higher plane of existence where you are a co-creator of your life.
Recall that your concept of yourself is everything that you believe to be true about your inner and outer self. This can be a laborious project and an undertaking that, in my experience, few people are eager or willing to take on. I am writing this book to give you some very specific guidance and help in doing just that. Neville writes in a style that many might find strenuous to interpret, yet I find his teaching congruent with much of my earlier writing on manifestation and co-creation.
After giving each of my eight children a copy of The Power of Awareness , they individually expressed a variation of this: I feel as a kindred spirit to Neville, since I too have had the same policy during my entire speaking career, and have been immersed in the same kinds of spiritual inquiry as this great teacher who preceded me by a single generation.
Here is what Neville had to say regarding changing your self-concept in order to elevate your life: A higher concept of yourself involves taking on new truths and shedding your old views of what you can achieve. This is the only way you can achieve your desires.
You must begin by replacing your old set of truths with a belief in the existence of a higher self within you. This is something that you may not have contemplated at an earlier time in your life. Your concept of yourself that includes any limitations can be revised by you, and only by you.
Nothing I say or write will do that for you. I have done it for myself and can assist you along this path, but it is your decision to change that creates the possibility of change within you. A new and higher concept of yourself may be shocking and perhaps even be rejected by you, depending on the amount of conditioning you have absorbed throughout your life.
That is for you to ponder and contemplate in the next two chapters. At this point, simply allow yourself to imagine that you can create a new and higher concept of yourself.
Resistance is what will almost immediately appear for most people, and I encourage you to recognize the resistance within yourself. Overcoming Resistance Making the transition from the level of ordinary consciousness to the level of superconsciousness involves a fundamental renewal—a dramatic change of personality.
Very few are prepared to commit to this fulfillment of their Divine purpose. You have the ability to enter higher regions so as to consciously fulfill your highest desires here, now, for the greater benefit of all.
This is akin to doing a somersault and landing in a new reality—a reality in which all things are possible, a reality where you no longer identify yourself with all of those cultural memes and mind viruses that were programmed into you as a young person, preparing you for an ordinary life. You begin this exciting adventure of changing your concept of yourself by being willing to die to your present self. It is that these unique and rare individuals have a burning desire to succeed.
Now, a burning desire is much different from a regular wish or desire because it burns inside—once ignited, it never goes out, regardless of what transpires. This is a quality that I know well. Often it feels like an obsession … and I have been labeled obsessive many times in my lifetime. I often think of it as an inner candle flame that never even flickers, though the worst goes before me. All transformation begins with an intense burning desire to be transformed.
But your thoughts cannot change unless you have new ideas, for you think from your ideas. Start by saying and writing an affirmation that appeals to you. Create your unique heartfelt affirmation, such as: I have a burning desire —an inner flame that will not be extinguished by outer forces—to know and live from higher regions, to be transformed so that my new concept of myself will no longer include any limitations.
I am willing to challenge and change any thoughts that impede my having a higher vision of myself. Before closing this introductory chapter, it will be helpful to explore your beliefs about the nature of those things we call thoughts, and how to change them.
Do You Really Think? No one has ever been able to say from whence a thought comes, or what that thought is made up of. To be perfectly honest, for a large portion of my life, I held these same views on thoughts originating with each individual.
But at this juncture I tend to see the entire process as more of an act of observation, contemplation, and choice. I enjoy noticing that I have a continuous stream of thoughts that come from … who knows where? They have no boundaries or forms to examine, and apparently are unlimited in number and permutation! I think of the stock market ticker that runs along the bottom of a screen, with each stock price representing a simple thought.
You are capable of thinking many opposing thoughts in just a few moments, jumping helter-skelter from one idea to another—exhilaration, frustration, fear, ecstasy, worry, and so forth.
Unguided and unguarded, you serve up an endless array of thoughts continuously from waking to falling asleep. Even while sound asleep, your mind continues observing, grabbing, and contemplating these omnipresent thoughts.
If you really believe that you are the creator of all of your thoughts and control the entire process, then simply stop. You may be able to slow the stream of thoughts down considerably, but to simply stop thinking all day and stay in a thoughtless state is quite impossible.
Watch thoughts stream by from wherever they originate, and observe them rapidly transitioning and combining and appearing and disappearing.
Snatch a thought from the running ribbon of thoughts and contemplate it. As you toss it around, notice how you feel— sad, depressed, happy, frightened, and so on. Every thought going by has an imprint on your concept of yourself. First be the observer, and then the contemplator. Now become the choice maker who can consciously decide to put that thought back into the running stream and pick a different one, a thought that perhaps allows you to feel better.
This is how you begin a new process to change your concept of yourself. At this stage the essence of your being is to observe, contemplate, and then choose.
This can all be done in a fraction of a nanosecond. The thoughts will keep appearing on your mental TV screen just like the stock quotations.
I love Uell S. I leave you to contemplate it as you prepare to befriend that indwelling self that is desperately wishing to be fulfilled at the extraordinary level, rather than at the ordinary where you have lived for far too long: We have assured the indwelling Self that it can be anything it accepts and has faith in, and we are now about to develop in it the habit of choosing only those thoughts and ideas that will constructively add good unto it.
We are teaching ourselves to accept only good. We are deliberately compelling ourselves to reject all suffering, all sorrow, all depression, all morbidness, all inferiority, all aches and pains. We are saying nothing is true but the great and the good and the beautiful, only these will we add unto ourselves. This is your new way of choosing thoughts that will introduce you to what I am calling your highest self—keeping uppermost in mind that if you want to accomplish something anything , you must first expect it of yourself.
I place no limits and no restrictions on all that I intend to accomplish and become from here on in. Reach out to the angels or occupants of this higher invisible plane. Spend time in meditation accessing the feelings of a plane of higher consciousness.
This gave me an inner security, and, though I could never prove it to myself, it proved itself to me. I did not have the certainty, it had me. These ancient teachings repeatedly explain that emphasizing only the needs of our physical self, and ignoring the needs of the higher self, results in the soul and spirit suffocating and dying of hunger and thirst. Perhaps it is difficult to imagine yourself so divided as to produce both a higher and a lower self. Very likely this idea of a self within yourself, which is higher than what you think of as your real self, is foreign to your way of thinking.
This idea of having a higher self that transcends the self descriptor derived from almost universal identification with the ego may be difficult to internalize. Remind yourself that your current concept of who you are has landed you right here, reading a book on how to become a more powerful person.
Are you willing to internalize radical new ideas that require a shift in your concept of yourself? Are you able to entertain the idea of an unlimited higher self that is within you? In other words, can you approach the question of Who am I? Conceiving the idea of a higher self begins with this personal inner query. Who Am I? Who is the I that continues to leave one body behind and then enter another? You know for certain that you—the person that you call I, the one attempting to figure out who you are—started out in a little baby body weighing somewhere between five and ten pounds.
The I that is you fully entered and occupied that little baby body. Gradually you began to discard that baby body and move into a small toddler body that crawled, then walked, then ran, and took on an entirely new appearance.
You lived in this toddler body for a while and then discarded it, too, including every cell that was in your body at birth. The subsequent body you entered was a prepubescent body that bore a similarity to your toddler body but was completely different. Because the I has remained, though it continuously sheds the body that it occupies. This strange phenomenon of you being an I that continuously enters, discards, and reenters a new body has proceeded right up until this very moment.
It is gone from this physical world, as is every body that both you and I have occupied in our lifetime. The I that I use to describe myself is not so obsessed that he insists upon staying only in one body. In fact, that I that is me finally recognizes the ancient spiritual truth spoken by Divine masters since antiquity: None of us are really doing anything, rather we our bodies are merely being done.
What is your body being done by? An invisible organizing intelligence that takes the cells of your body, changes them into new cells, and discards the old cells. The I that you think you are observes the entire process—for the most part, helplessly. The physical body that you think of as you is rearranged in a pattern designed by a formless intelligence independent of your opinions.
Such is the nature of the physical world in which we all live. The ancient philosopher Heraclitus put it this way several thousand years ago, and it is true today: That which defines a thing, therefore, is not physical in nature; it is metaphysical. If you try to find that toddler body you once occupied, you realize that it is not real, since it no longer exists.
Still, you know with all of this change taking place that there is a changeless component to who you are. The I is your higher self, changeless and real. This higher self is who you are. When you make this discovery and consciously befriend the I you are, nothing is impossible. In Chapter One I explained the necessity of creating a new concept of yourself: As you read on, keep in mind that if it is changing, it is not real.
The I in the question Who am I? Therefore, to answer the question Who am I? Who you are, then, must be changeless, and therefore birthless as well as deathless. Who you are is a formless energy—a spirit, if you will— with the capacity to be unchanged, and at the same time occupy an infinity of bodies.
Think about this—it is truly a bewildering phenomenon. You are changeless and therefore real. You were convinced by some well-intentioned relatives, teachers, and cultural influences that you were really this ego of yours, when in fact everything that the ego uses to define you is disappearing as fast as you can assess it.
Your possessions, achievements, reputations, trophies, bank accounts—even your family members, including your children—are all aspects of a world that is changing, dissolving to nothingness … all unreal. Here is how a brilliant scribe described this phenomenon poetically: In this poem, Emily Dickinson reminds you with her dazzling honesty that all ceases and turns to dust—everything you may have believed was the real you, including the body and all of its accomplishments, and even its laughing and sighing.
But the real I that is you can smile at all of those lower-self, ego-identified proceedings. Your higher self exists beyond that lower, false self. It is in fact higher than all of your earthbound identities. You have a self that can look down from a more exalted position upon that lower, ego-dominated self. So begin to know yourself as something far greater than the ever-changing, ever-dying aspects that have dominated your picture of who you are.
Who am I? Your Connection to Source We have all been created from the same Source, and it is my conclusion that we must be like what we came from. It matters not what we call this Source. The Tao that can be named, is not the eternal Tao is the message in the opening lines of the Tao Te Ching. Call it Tao, call it God, call it Jehovah, call it Divine mind—it matters not. You are merely interested in recognizing that you originated from the Source of all life in a form you know as your constantly changing physical body, which obviously contains the creative energy that you came from.
The creator has planted within every creature a fragment of himself, a spark, a spirit of the same nature as himself and, thanks to this spirit, every creature can become a creator. This is why the teaching I bring you is of the spirit, of the creator and not of matter … I love this quote because it speaks to a part of you that has been largely ignored throughout all of your educational pursuits and accomplishments.
This is a great image for you to begin to understand the greatness of your higher self. It is that which you cannot grasp with the senses—it beats your heart, grows your hair, and keeps your lungs breathing in and breathing out. My objective in this chapter and the next is to inspire you to recognize that a spark—a tiny fragment of the creative source of the universe—is located within you, and to help you increase the power of that spark so it becomes the primary force in your everyday life.
Review the first chapter and affirm your willingness to change your concept of yourself to help you recognize and increase that spark. Your higher self is that spark, but a spark is an infinitesimal portion of your physical being.
Imagine it growing to double its size, then a tenfold spark, then maybe a shred, then a segment, then a chunk, then a lump, then a piece or a section … and just perceive that spark of God as the real you becoming visible through your loving and inviting attentiveness, until you feel the sacred presence of your higher self as the guiding light of your life.
That former speck of a spark will be the foundation of your life. You might conceptualize this former spark as a sacred light inside of your head that is the same size as your brain. This new brain is comprised exclusively of infinite God energy.
Yet I ask you to study this ancient spiritual teaching, which is designed to familiarize you with a radical idea about the powers you possess just by the fact that you are a living, breathing human being. If you are committed to accessing your higher consciousness, then you must be willing to do what is required in order to integrate what this great initiatic teacher is offering.
In order to accomplish becoming an almighty being, your higher self God must be enlarged from a spark to a more meaningful portion of your essence. There is nothing that this higher self that I am cannot accomplish. All things are possible leaves nothing out.
As my teachers in the initiatic sciences frequently reminded me, this higher self— that portion of God that is us—only begins to notice us and give us the attention we crave when we enlarge it from a tiny spark and invite the energy into our life. You can tell yourself with genuine knowing, I am perfect.
All forms of I am have tremendous significance, as you will learn when you delve into the next chapter on your highest self. In this chapter you are discovering your higher self.
God no longer resides outside of you, and no longer plays favorites. A god who knows how to heal yet withholds healing from some and offers it to others who are presumed to have paid some kind of dues? A god who is angry? A god who demands to be paid for services, with fancy temples and gold-lined costumes for his highest representatives?
This is a god of the ego. Your higher self is a piece of an all-loving, all-embracing creative Source. All you need do is accept that this is not something external to yourself. This is the true essence of living a life in which your wishes are fulfilled. Give your Divine nature a chance. The second part of this book provides a step-by-step plan for allowing your higher self to take over the process of fulfilling your desires.
In these opening chapters, I hope to jar you into an awareness of how powerful a being you really are when you get past so much of the nonsensical conditioning that has dominated your enculturation. Toss out any self-limiting ideas about your Divine nature and what it is capable of achieving. Befriend that spark, consult it frequently, nurture it, pay close attention to it, believe in it, and practice describing yourself first as a spiritual being—one who lives as frequently as possible from this all-loving, all-giving, all-joyful place called your higher self.
Your higher self is just what it says: It is the part of you that is aligned with your very Source of being. Not only do you have a lower ego-based false self, as well as a spiritually based higher self that is a piece of God, but you have a highest self. A self that you have been trained to believe is not something that you should ever claim. Your highest self awaits you in Chapter Three. Three Suggestions — Set aside multiple times during your day to stop and ask yourself this key question: Right now in what I am about to say or do, do my desires stem from my lower or my higher self?
The ego is all about self-serving, ownership, winning, judging, and so on. The higher self is about serving, loving, and being in a nonjudgmental state of peace. Ask yourself this question, and create the opportunity to align yourself more fully with God.
You then have access to the same powers of manifestation as your Source of being. This question, when honestly explored, helps you align with the power to fulfill your wishes and desires. Give your Divine nature a chance by asking yourself this question.
Practice seeing this God-portion of yourself expanding its glow within your mind. See it growing into a personally satisfying size. You will begin acting from this inner God-realized image. I am all-knowing, I am all-powerful, I am unlimited. This helps you banish doubt and refer to this portion of yourself that lives in a spiritual world of no restrictions.
You are ridding yourself of ego-dominated mental messages that continue to want to convince you that you are primarily your body and its five senses. This spark is your spiritual essence—your higher self. Filled with warmth and insight, this invaluable book will help you achieve your goals and take you to a level higher than you've ever dreamed.
Y ou have the power within you to attract to yourself all that you could ever want. This is the central theme of Manifest Your Destiny, which is unlike any book I have previously written. I have chosen to write about this subject of manifesting because I have been drawn to it, rather than because it is the next logical step in the progression of books that I have produced over the past two decades.
I seem to have been drawn to the subject by a force that will not allow me to ignore it. As I began writing, I felt a kind of humility, along with a feeling of arrogance, about taking on this subject matter. These feelings created questions such as: Who am I to write about this capacity to manifest? What do I really know about manifesting in the first place?
What gives me the authority to tell others about an ability that is unique to the gods? These questions swirled around inside me; I was motivated by more self-doubt than I like to acknowledge.
As I began the task of writing these spiritual principles, I had no idea what I would be saying and how I would say it, nor how many principles were involved. I banished all my doubts and began listening to the inner voices that kept telling me I would receive the guidance I needed, and that I would not be alone in this project.
In other words, I surrendered and went deep within in my meditations and allowed myself to release all fear and doubt and, simply, to trust. A part of me knew that the ability to manifest into the material world from the unseen world of spirit is possible for all of us.
I believed this because the words of all the great spiritual teachers encourage us to see ourselves as unlimited and to know that even the least among us has the divine power of God available at every moment of our lives.
But to actually write this in a book, and provide the spiritual principles that one must learn and master in order to do so, seemed a daunting task.
It was at this time, as I was considering writing these principles even though I had no clear idea what they were precisely, and in what order they should be presented, that I received a message from a teacher named Guruji, to whom this book is dedicated.
In this message, Shri Guruji instructed me to listen to a tape on the power of manifesting and to practice, in my own life, what I was being taught, and then to present this manifesting technique to the world. He explained that the ability to manifest had been known and practiced by great sages and teachers in the East for thousands of years and has continued in much secrecy for centuries.
I listened with great interest, and began to practice, just as they are presented in this book, the manifestation principles in my daily meditations. I experienced astonishing results almost immediately. I then began to include a discussion of these results in my lectures and to teach these spiritual principles, which I had begun practicing in my life, though without cataloguing or organizing them in any way.
The results have been mind shattering. People who are using these techniques and sound meditations have written to me from all over the world. The sound meditation, described in this book, has produced amazing manifestations in the lives of many people.
I have heard stories of manifesting job promotions, having a baby, which was supposedly an impossibility, selling a home that had been on the market for years without potential buyers, and other stories of prosperity and healing that border on being miracles. I know that these principles work. Their miraculous power is not based on a belief, it is a knowing.
I know that we have divine power that has gone untapped primarily because of our conditioning. I know that you , if you practice these nine principles studiously, can begin to manifest for yourself virtually anything that you are capable of conceiving in your mind.
I am aware that entering this realm of manifesting is like walking down an unfamiliar path. When you decide to enter the unknown, you obviously cannot know for sure what is ahead. I ask you, therefore, to avoid cluttering this path with preconceptions.
Make an effort to read these principles and begin to apply them in your daily life, without judging them based on what you have been conditioned to believe about yourself as a person who is only human and, therefore, limited. What you desire is of central importance, though you may never before have thought of desire and higher spiritual awareness as compatible concepts. It is impossible to imagine a world without desire. To create is to desire.
Even the wish to be desireless is a desire. The process of creating anything begins first with a desire. Your desires, cultivated as seeds of potential on the path of spiritual awareness, can blossom in the form of the freedom to have these desires in peace and harmony with your world.
Giving yourself permission to explore this path is allowing yourself the freedom to use your mind to create the precise material world that matches your inner world. That inner world is the one which is the catalyst for determining your physical world experiences.
You will have to abandon the idea that you are powerless over the circumstances of your life. You will need to shift out of the group mentality that says you are incapable of manifesting. Group thinking inhibits your natural abilities to co-create your life as you desire it to be. Determine the areas of your life that are jammed up with the teachings of those mind-sets, causing your personal evolution to be slowed down because what you truly desire or believe is not getting any energy from your unique individuality.
When you stay plugged into group consciousness, you are really saying, I choose to evolve slowly. Furthermore, that mind-set always gives you permission to be weak and impotent. You choose to evolve with a group rather than spontaneously, as your inner consciousness dictates. If you truly understand the ability to manifest, you realize you can control the speed at which change occurs in your life. A practicing mystic will manifest quickly because he or she is plugged into the world behind his or her own eyes rather than seeing the world as dictated by the eyes of the group and all of its forebears.
As you experience unplugging your circuits from those external forces, you will see the speed of your evolvement increase drastically. If you hear a voice behind your eyeballs that says, Move forward, you no longer wait for everyone else to make a move forward before you take your first step. You no longer have to run your suggestions through the group mind, which is meant to keep you safe and to discourage your individuality.
I was able to begin my journey of enlightenment only when I fully recognized that the group agreement to keep me safe, and to love me inadequately, allowed me to seek something of a greater measure. You must unplug from your conditioning and know in that private space behind your eyes that you can and will take on the challenge of manifesting your destiny. When you cultivate the inner conviction to manifest from the world of the unseen into the material world, you understand that there is a universal God force that is in all things in the universe.
There is not a separate God for each individual, each plant, each animal, each mineral. They are all one. Therefore, the same God force that is within you and causes you to think and breathe is simultaneously in everyone and everything else as well.
It is universal. Thus, there is no place that it is not. Consequently, that which you perceive to be missing from your life also contains the same God force or universal intelligence that is within you.
Manifesting, then, becomes the business of doing nothing more than bringing into form a new aspect of yourself. You are not creating something from nothing. You are learning to align yourself with an aspect of your being that your senses have not known they could activate. This is a very important part of this understanding. You and that which you want to manifest into your life are one! As I wrote this book, I had the most peaceful experience of writing that I have ever enjoyed.
What you now hold in your hands is the result of these nine principles. Each day I would do precisely what I have written about in these nine principles. As I practiced the nine principles, I realized that I was manifesting a handbook for spiritual manifesting that anyone could pick up and begin to apply in the very moments that they were reading the words in this book.
I knew that I did not need to fill this book with hundreds of examples of these principles and how they had worked for me and many of my students as well as readers around the world. I knew that it was unnecessary to include a large number of quotes and affirmations as I have done in many of my previous books.
This was to be something quite different. The key word I kept in mind as I wrote and allowed these principles to manifest through me was the word tight. That meant to me, no extraneous verbiage, no case studies and a minimum of quotations.
I was dedicated to a style of writing that I characterized as Say what you want to say.