The Path to Love – Help a Million vs. Make a Million

October 10, 2011

For decades now people, even those in spiritual circles, have lived according to the notion that the goal in life is to make a million (or even a billion) dollars.  But, as my book BEYOND THE SECRET revealed, this approach leads us far away from the path of love.  It is almost common knowledge that after people get their basic needs met (and I mean basic), their capacity for happiness goes down if they don’t become good stewards of their money for the good of all.  To compensate for their egotistical (and sometimes sociopathic) tendencies they resort to more and more addictive, controlling, and abusive tendencies.  In many ways they are “stomach down people.”  They are people who live from the lower drives of power, pleasure, and security and ignore the higher needs of love, compassion, honesty, integrity, vision, and unity with all.

Yet, before the masses become critical of those with wealth let us remember that there is nothing wrong with wealth per se.  As I have often said, if the 1.250 billionaires in the world gave away only 1 billion of their many billions to the 7 billion people on the planet, we would not have significantly less difficulties in the world today.  Fortunately, a number of wealthy people are good stewards of their wealth, though many are not.  But, here is my point – giving away money from the rich to the poor is not the answer.  Raising consciousness is the answer so that we live according to an ethic of LOVE.

What does an ethic of love look like?  Well, it doesn’t look like what most magazines present to us that glorify excess consumption.  Over and over we see celebrities spending anywhere between $30 million dollars on a wedding to $6000 on a pair of boots.  And, we are supposed to be excited and impressed by this?  Consider then how many lives could have been saved on this planet for this same amount of cash.  $100 can keep a child alive for a year in Africa.  So that is 60 lives that could have been saved for one pair of boots or 300,000 lives that could have been saved for a year for one wedding bash.  Yet, instead of feeling repulsed by this, magazines that show us these excessive lifestyles make a ton of cash.

So, why are we doing this?  And, are YOU doing this?  What are we teaching our children around the world with this kind of unloving ethic?  And, why do we want to glorify making a million over and over again as if excessive consumption, greed, and self-indulgent egotistical excess leads to happiness when over and over again we learn that it doesn’t?

An ethic of love looks much different.  It helps a million over making a million and the magazines would then be full of people who live relatively simply giving most of their cash away to help others once their basic needs are met (which can be done at about 50K a year).  Plus, when you are focused on service and helping others, there is nothing to fear. You can lose your money and your power.  But, you can never lose an opportunity to reach out and love others.   At least that is what my BEYOND THE SECRET book asserted one year before the economic crash happened (which I predicted was coming as early as January 2008).  And, I still assert it now.  HELP A MILLION and insist that those who have a million help a million as well.  That is the path to love and the new ethic that will lead us onto that path in the future.

Blessings,

Lisa

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Why Am I Full of So Much Joy?

September 20, 2011

Seriously, I’ve been trying to figure it out.  What is this inner shift about?  I’m getting more joyful than I have ever been in my life.  But, it isn’t about external things — having or having not.  I think this is what the spiritual use of the law of attraction is about.  That inner state, joy, and bliss.

So, what is creating it in my life?  One thing that helped, I radically simplified my life so I could live my life from an inner flow.  On my vision board are not images of houses, cars, clothes, walking around town and looking in stores and thinking “I can have this, I can have that” aka “The Secret” style.  No, I’m focued on my own teachings and principles aka BEYOND THE SECRET style.  And, it’s working.

I get up and pretty much think, “Great, I’m still here.”  I practice my main meditation these days, remembering I am Spirit breathing this body, not a body breathing Spirit.  I look around and start to think how lucky I am.  Then, I remember that per every five words I write or speak somewhere on this planet a child is dying due to violence, disease, or hunger.  So, I think, “How can I help?”  Then I get busy trying to help others as much as I can from a state of joy and a real desire to give, instead of through an obligation to do so.

I am also struggling to discipline myself to exercise more and eat as I know I should.  I know everytime I exercise, eat right, and take my vitamins and herbs, I feel super-charged.  This is my main focus regarding my own life.  It is still a bit of a journey as I was raised on cakes, brownies, cookies, candy for desert almost every day of my life.  I’ve cut way back, but I still don’t do fruits and vegetables like I need to.  I am telling myself, “Do it not only for my personal health, but so I can be here longer to contribute to others.”  Then, I rely on the Spirit that I AM to breathe into this body, brain, and nervous system more discipline and determination.

What perplexes me is that technically I “have less” than I have ever had “stuff wise.”  In fact, I would like even less stuff.  One thing I do have is an abundance is books.  I have read a massive number of books in my life.  Several times I have given boxes and boxes of books away to libraries.  I just gave 26 boxes away last year.  Now, I would like to give the rest of my books away as soon as I can afford to get the really essential ones all on a Kindle (which I have yet to buy, but intend to).  Then, I will need even less space to live in (though I live in a small apartment), and be even more free to pack up and travel (like I am doing now on tour) to go out and meet and help people.

Eight years ago when I was losing my home, my marriage, a website (Soul to Spirit) I had spent years creating, and just about everything I owned I was crying up a storm.  I wrote BEYOND THE SECRET as I came out of that period in an attempt to figure out why I had gone through everything I had.  I mean I am one heck of a positive thinker and person.  Believe me, it was NOT due to my “negative thinking.”  Read my book BEYOND THE SECRET to learn more.

I kept meditating, praying, and working through a wide variety of feelings (the insights of doing that process are summarized in my FEELING GOOD & LIVING GREAT book).  I strengthened my spiritual cable to my true spiritual self and did a lot more inner work (and in my life I’ve already done an excessive amount of that, but there is always more to do).  Now, I am almost overjoyed.  And, it isn’t because my external life is perfect (perfect partner, house, health, etc).  It is because I just don’t focus on externals much at all anymore.  I focus on laughter, love, joy, being creative, and giving.

As I am touring these days I am around a lot of people who are struggling as they are losing “things.”  To be honest I actually find this kind of amusing.  The Buddhists say all things are imperment, even this body.  Don’t worry about stuff.  Focus on the part of you that is the REAL YOU.  When you do, you will get it.  We are NOT HERE TO CONSUME, we are here to CONTRIBUTE!

Get into what you have to GIVE, instead of what you want to GET, and your life will be filled with miracles.  Look, I had the pleasure of sitting in the homes of 100’s of people 60 to 103.  All were physically ill.  Learning from them I got it.  I really did!  The ONLY thing that made people happy at the end of their lives was how much they learned to love and give in this world.  Didn’t matter if they had a yacht behind their mansion, or were in a homeless shelter.  The externals didn’t matter.  I met rich people who were terribly unhappy, and rich people were full of love and joy.  I met poor people who were terribly unhappy, and poor people who were full of love and joy.  And, ALL OF THEM WERE SICK.  So forget the health part even.  I kept puzzling over this whole thing.  If externals (rich/poor) didn’t make the difference and health was something none of them had, then how did they pull off the joy?

Here is how…

1) They were full of gratitude.

2) They were full of love.

3) They focused on what they could still give to help others no matter what.

4) They found the humor in life.

5) They laughed.

6) They smiled.

7) They had a spiritual practice.

8) They knew who they really were.

9) Even in the face of death they had no fear.

What an amazing process.  If anyone would have told me years ago when I was losing my home, work, relationship, even my health for a time, that I was going to end up more joyful than I had ever been, I would have thrown them out of my life.  Yet, here I am.  And, I’m still pretty young.  I’m getting it.  I’m living the message of my own teachings.  And, here is the good news…. if the rest of the planet wakes up in the same way…. well, we are in for one glorious time!  No, we may not have as much stuff.  We may even create an economy where we DON’T WANT STUFF!  (Imagine that).  But, we will have so much joy!  Not even happiness (which is mostly based on me getting what I want), but joy (which is based on me contributing all I can whether I get what I personally want or not).  Here in the USA we may even change the constitution to life, liberty, and the pursuit of JOY.  And, as we live from joy we will be shocked we ever wanted to live that other way before.

So, maybe that is it  Maybe that is why I get up and just laugh so much these days.  I don’t take it seriously.  Even my photo here on Facebook.  People tell me I need a “glamour” shot.  You know where I get my teeth fixed, have someone do my hair and makeup.  Put the little hand under the chin, etc.  Honestly, the reason I like the picture I am using is because I was literally laughing at myself.  I was cracking myself up.  For the first time ever I took one of those cell phone shots where you stand in front of a mirror and click the picture.  I thought, “This is pretty hysterical.  Can you imagine using this photo publically?”  Then, when I saw myself, I went, “Wow!  Ok, maybe the hair can be better, and the lighting better, and I still haven’t gotten those crooked teeth fixed, but THERE I AM!  I can see ME!  The real ME!  Not the surface me.  The light inside of me.  The joy inside of me.  The humor and not taking it seriously part of me.”

“Good enough,” I thought.  Up the picture went on Facebook.

Today then, why not do the same?  Just don’t take stuff so seriously anymore.  Let your light shine.  Let your joy shine.  Let your love shine.  Then go out there and see who needs your help.  Even if life sucks around you.  Be there for someone.  In the meantime, I will do my best to be there for you.

Blessings,

Lisa

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True Freedom is Found in Selflessness Not Self

August 17, 2011

In the United States people often talk about our right to “life, liberty, and happiness.”  Yet, none of these can be found when we are
self-indulgent, disconnected from others and the world around us, and only into power and pleasure.  Even brain research demonstrates happiness is found more in selfless acts of random loving kindness than self-indulgent pursuits.  That is why they have discovered that the brain gets the same kind of chemical hit as if it were on cocaine when people are being selfless and loving towards others (get The Happy Movie at www.thehappymovie.com to learn more).

And, how can we have life, liberty (freedom) and happiness when we know we are causing those around us suffering and pain because of our willful disregard of their needs and desires?  True freedom is found only in knowing who you are as a spiritual being here to serve others.  Life is only found when together we are concerned about our collective humanity, otherwise we are only destroying ourselves, as so many people are doing in the mass suicide of the human race caused by over-consumption, greed, disregarding the rights and freedoms of others, and the depletion of the environment.

Men  especially want to talk about “freedom!”  But, freedom for what?  Freedom to do whatever you want as a separated personality?  As I have written about in my Beyond the Secret: Spiritual Power and the Law of Attraction book, that is one of the biggest delusions of the law of attraction when it is used in a selfish versus a selfless way. Is freedom also the ability to have power over others so they will comply to your wishes and do what you want?  Is freedom the ability to indulge in constant hedonistic
pleasure?  Is freedom the right to have it at the expense of others life, liberty, and happiness?

That can never be.  As dictators fall around the planet and the environment is being decimated by out of control weather as never before the message is simple.  Freedom only comes about by freeing yourself to be your Higher Self, and by creating more life, liberty, and happiness for others.

Otherwise,  what do you have?  Guilt.  Paranoia.  Addiction.  Abuse.  Some happiness, live, and liberty in that.  That is just slavery
self-imposed.  So, whey you sound the battle cry for freedom consider the above.  For true freedom can never be found in selfishness, only in SELF, service, and love.

Love and blessings,

Lisa

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The Spiritual Use of the Law of Attraction & Money

August 17, 2011

Recently I had someone write me having read my Beyond the Secret book.  He felt frustrated because he thought it meant we should not have financial means to do what we need to do.  This is not the case.  The questions are:  Who are we?  What do we need to do?  What is the right use of finances to help along these lines?

I’ve been grappling with these questions for some time and have written articles that you can find in the notes on my blog here about money and it’s right use.  But, here are some summary tips.

1.  Know who you are.  If you are attracting as the ego (selfish separated self), you want to attract stuff mainly to show off, to prove how much better you are than everyone else, to give you a false sense of security.  If you are attracting as the soul or spiriutal self you attract stuff to help you accomplish what you need to in service to others.

2.  Know what you need to do.  And, as a spiritual self that need is always service oriented.  Maybe your service is as a doctor, a healer, a teacher, an economist, a hairstylist, a scientist, a counselor, whatever.  The point is not what you are doing, but that you
are doing it well with a mindset to help others.

3.  Practice right use.  That means look around you and see if you are truly taking care of your belongings and the things/people you are responsible for in a loving and care-full (versus care-less) manner.  Are you using the space in your home well?  Are you buying things you really need or just throwing them in a corner when you get them?  Do you dispose of things too easily?  Do you accumulate more debt than you can handle?  Are you responsible or irresponsible with your finances?  Are you making reckless bets and gambles that put not only your own well being, but the well being of many others on the line?  Can you budget and follow a budget?  Do you know how to save?  Do you make investments that help a lot of people or mainly yourself? Do you buy things that are really good for you, or things that feed a sense of entitlement, addiction, self-indulgence? Are you content with what you have or are you always craving more? Can you practice gratitude and appreciation for what you do have, knowing around the planet there are many people who do not have what you do? And, if you have an abundance are you chartiable well beyond just the 10% tithing some religions require of you?

These are all some key questions to get you started. And,  as you answer these questions in a healthy way the rest falls into place.  Money flows.  You have what you need, not what you “greed.”  You can live simply, so people can simply live.  You are a good steward of money, are charitable if you have an abundance.  You are peaceful and content.

Hope this helps.

Love and blessings,

Lisa

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Money Meditation: Money as a Tool for Spiritual Work

March 23, 2011

After achieving a positive and intended personality quietness, formulate clearly to yourself and in your own words the answers to the following questions:   

  1. If money is one of the most important things needed today for spiritual work, what is the factor which is at present deflecting it away from the work of serving the greatest good for the greatest number?

 Questions for further amplification on the above.  (You need not answer them all.  Simply reflect upon the entire body of questions as a whole, or choose one or more which really interest you each month to work upon). 

 a.       Who are the groups, people, causes in the world which I feel would most actively support those serving others for the greatest good with resources and money?  Why do I believe this?

  1. How do most people view money in the world?  Why is this?  How can this view be reinforced or changed?  What practical steps do I need to take to assist the collective spiritual use of finance? 
  2. How inclined am I to think about the right use of money especially beyond my own personal use of it?
  3. In what ways can I learn about socially responsible investing, environmental friendly purchases, and so forth? 

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Money Meditation: The Soulful Use of Money

March 23, 2011

     After achieving a positive and intended personality quietness, formulate clearly to yourself and in your own words the answers to the following questions:   

  1. What is my responsibility in regard to money which passes through my hands?  Am I handling it in a way that benefits others as well as myself? 

Questions for further amplification on the above.  (You need not answer them all.  Simply reflect upon the entire body of questions as a whole, or choose one or more which really interest you each month to work upon).  

  1. What in my opinion is an example of a spiritual Being handling money wisely for the good of all?  Can I give specific examples of this? 
  2. If I had a continual flow of money for my service work, what would I be doing with the money which passes my way? 
  3. How practical am I in the management and right use of money? 
    1. In regards to more savings, less debt, wiser economy, better planning, clearer visions and goals of how I intend to make money, how much is needed, what I hope to do with it, where I want to be financially in five, ten, twenty years or more? 
    2. What do I need to learn in regards to asking for more support financially (in respect to compensation for my work, or in respect to finding donations by way of grants, loans, gifts, etc.)
    3. How much do I currently know and need to learn regarding the management and circulation of money (including the right use of credit cards, financial planning, budgeting, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, IRA’s’, grants, loans, 401K’s, and other money investment programs)?
  4. How do I approach life if I presently believe I do not have enough money for myself and the service activities I am responsible for?
  5. Is there anyway (in my thoughts, feelings, actions, words) which I repel the money I need to better serve in my life?
  6. Is there anyway (in my thoughts, feelings, actions, words) I could learn to better attract the money I need for service in my life? 
  7. What lessons in the right use of money can I actively share with others?

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Money Meditation: My Personal Relationship With Money

March 23, 2011

MONEY MEDITATION I  — My Personal Relationship With Money 

     After achieving a positive and intended personality quietness, formulate clearly to yourself and in your own words the answers to the following questions:   

  1. What is my personal attitude towards money?  Do I regard it as a great and possible spiritual asset, or do I think of it in material terms? 

Questions for further amplification on the above.  (You need not answer them all.  Simply reflect upon the entire body of questions as a whole, or choose one or more which really interest you each month to work upon).  

a.   What are my feelings/thoughts towards people with money? 

  1. Do they deserve or not deserve their fate?
  2. Are they spiritual or material because of this?

b.  What are my feelings/thoughts towards people without money?  

  1. Do they deserve or not deserve their fate?
  2. Are they spiritual or material because of this?
  3. How much money is it alright for me to manifest in my life?
    1. What would I use the money for?
    2.  What personal needs legitimately need fulfilling before I could selflessly and joyously use money to assist others?
    3. How do I know if I am being excessively selfish with the money I manifest in my life?
    4. How do I know if I am personally denying my own needs and creating cleavages because of a lack of enough money in my life?
  4.  What would help me feel in right relationship with money from a spiritual perspective?
    1.  In the way of more efficient understanding of how money works (how it is gained, lost, conserved, or foolishly wasted)?
    2. In relationship to assisting my service activity (based upon the life style demanded to accomplish the vision I have of what I want to manifest)? 
    3. In respect to proper tithing to assist charitable organizations?  How much should be tithed and when?  What individuals or groups could best benefit from my donations? 
  5. What practical steps do I need to take to better utilize and manifest money in my life?
    1.  In regards to more savings, less debt, wiser economy, better planning, clearer visions and goals of how I intend to make money, how much is needed, what I hope to do with it, where I want to be financially in five, ten, twenty years or more? 
    2. What do I need to learn in regards to asking for more support financially (in respect to compensation for my work, or in respect to finding donations by way of grants, loans, gifts, etc.)
    3. How much do I currently know and need to learn regarding the management and circulation of money (including the right use of credit cards, financial planning, budgeting, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, IRA’s’, grants, loans, 401K’s, and other money investment programs)?

c.     What would be the “ideal” financial life for me in my opinion?  Why? 

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