The theme for the next month is EQUALITY IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS.
This theme will also be explored at the Virtual Retreat
September 18-20, 2020.
Click here to listen to an audio excerpt addressing this theme.
Book Excerpt of the Month: From Embracing Our True Self
Misunderstanding #5: I can have the Perfect Relationship
If you are being sarcastic here and by perfect you mean “perfect,” then I agree with you. It will be the perfect relationship to push your buttons and make you aware of all the healing you still need to do. By the way, have you even noticed that relationship and rocket ship both end with the word “ship.” I don’t believe that’s a coincidence!
Anyway, folks, it’s time to wake up around this Law of Attraction. If you don’t know who you are or what you want, how are you going to attract right livelihood or right relationship?
I know you are going to hate this, but I have to tell you the truth. I have met only four or five people who really know who they are and what they want. Of course, those four or five have no trouble attracting what they want or expressing who they are in this life.
But that’s only four or five people and they are not necessarily the ones who are talking about the Law of Attraction. Most of the people I know are beating themselves up with the Law of Attraction (I like to call it the Law of Detraction because it sets us up to fail).
There are a lot of generals who will send the troops out to fight even though they are outnumbered and outgunned by the enemy. It doesn’t hurt them much. They are watching the war from their skybox and are in no imminent danger.
Well, I just can’t be that kind of general. I don’t want to send a man or woman out to fight before she knows what s/he is doing and has a chance to succeed. So I spend a lot of time on preparation and training.
Many of our students have been in training for two to three years and they are just beginning to understand and to cooperate with the Law of Manifestation. In order to learn this Law they had to slow down. They had to transform from being the hare to being the turtle. They had to get off the rocket ship and put some roots in the ground.
They had to learn to love themselves, moment to moment. They had to keep repeating the question “Am I loving myself right now?” as a mantra to help them remember.
This is not pie-in-the-sky spirituality. It’s chop wood, carry water. Stop spinning out and get grounded. Slow down. Move the energy out of your head and into your heart. Breathe. Practice awareness.
People want to leave the nest before they are ready. Fledging students need to test their wings and take short trips between neighboring trees. Then, when their wings are strong and they feel confident, they can blast off into the sky and nothing will hold them back!
If you aren’t ready, don’t leave the nest. Stay and learn the skills you need to succeed. Practice and prepare. A great carpenter can do wonders with a few simple hand tools, but a novice will make a mess even with the most sophisticated tools.
If you are just learning to drive, please refrain from buying a Rolls Royce from the estate of the Bhagwan. Otherwise, it will take you less than an hour to total that car! Instead, buy an older junker and practice driving it. Then you can work your way up to a better car.
Some parents buy their kids the best musical instruments as soon as they submit to their first music lesson. Three months later, the music store buys them back for half price. You would think that by now they would be choosing the rental program!
Well, what can you do? As much as you would like to prevent people from battering their heads against the proverbial wall, you can’t force them to stop until they are ready. Sometimes it’s a rather bloody affair and it’s hard to watch.
As an antidote -- to try to inculcate some sense into those insecure and unstable minds -- I have decided to make huge billboards and to place them in all the major cities in the world. On each billboard will be a large pot with steam coming out. And underneath the pot there will be this question: “Are you an Uncooked Meatball?” along with a toll free number.
I expect that many people will call that number asking why I have placed such a strange add on the billboard in their city and I will ask my friend Hans to explain to them The Law of Detraction. I can see it now: light bulbs will go off in their minds and they will drop instantly into their hearts. Suddenly, they will understand why nothing they do works and why Murphy is continually elected president and chairman of the board.
Of course, if Hans has his way, we will make a movie. And before long, we will be forced to go public. Meatballs and sauce will be everywhere. We will have more signs than Toyota! We might even take out an add during halftime of the Super bowl. I can see it now, can’t you?
BIG STEAMING POT WITH THICK RICH SAUCE AND A DEEP VOICE ASKING, “ARE YOU AN UNCOOKED MEATBALL? IS THE LAW OF DETRACTION RUNNING YOUR LIFE?”
Now, I don’t want to be too disrespectful to the Law of Attraction people, because many of my friends are in that movie (which perhaps, not surprising to you, I have yet to see!).
I know that sometimes you can’t make a point unless you water the message down. But being Italian, I have to tell you it hurts when someone puts water in the sauce.