When it comes to self-help, self-improvement, and personal transformation, a few teachers stand out. One of them is Debbie Ford.
Her 1999 book, The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, turned me inside out. It’s about the shadow side of ourselves – the part we don’t want to own, let alone talk about.
All of her work is to help us integrate the disowned parts of ourselves so we can be happy and whole. Other books by her include The Shadow Effect (with Deepak Chopra and Marianne Williamson, and now a movie), Spiritual Divorce, Why Good People Do Bad Things, The Secret of the Shadow, and more.
While I’ve spoken to Debbie several times over the phone, and she gave me an endorsement for Zero Limits, I never met her until last month at the recent Transformational Leadership Council secret meeting in New Mexico.
There were many highlights at the event – including speaking to my peers about Advanced Ho’oponopono (and got a standing ovation, thank you) – but hands down one of the best memories for me was spending time with Debbie.
She’s beautiful, wise, heart-felt, and oh so loving. I loved relaxing with her, talking, sharing, and playing. When we met, she looked at me and said, “You’re gorgeous.” As if that compliment could be topped, one of the most flattering moments is when she said she wanted to co-lead a workshop with me.
Imagine how this feels: a great teacher I’ve studied wants to share the stage with me. (!)
I keep telling people that as long as you keep working on yourself, your life will blossom. Teachers I’ve studied years ago when I was broke, are now partners, peers and pals of mine. Many of them are in TLC.
I hope you see this as an inspiration. Keep growing. Keep at it. The sun will shine again – and even brighter than before.
If you haven’t read any of Debbie’s book, do so. Today. A new edition of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers comes out soon. Order it. Read it.
Debbie Ford’s website is here.
Other amazing people at the TLC event include Secret movie co-star Lisa Nichols and What the Bleep!? movie producer William Andz, pictured below with me:
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Which of these mistakes do you make with the Law of Attraction?
1. Thinking imagining what you want is enough.
2. Trying to attract a specific person.
3. Focusing on the material only.
4. Focusing on the spiritual only.
5. Working with affirmations only.
Truth is, there are many mistakes when it comes to using the Law of Attraction. It’s usually because most people don’t have a complete understanding of it. They saw the movie The Secret and thought they got it, when all they got was an introduction to it.
So what’s the truth?
1. Imagining what you want is a great way to program your unconscious but it’s only a first step. You still have work to do. That’s where the Law of Right Action comes into play. Do something to assist the attraction of what you want. Rhonda Byrne created the movie The Secret with more than the Law of Attraction; she didn’t just sit and dream about it. She took action. (She’s taken more action recently, as her next book, The Power, will be out in August.)
2. Trying to attract a specific person is a violation of free will. Your task is to focus on the qualities you want in a person. Then let the Universe bring your match to you. After all, it has about seven billion people (!) to draw from. It’s an ego trip to think you have selected the right person for you, when you don’t know everyone in the pool.
3. Focusing on the material, in attracting new cars and more cash, is fine, as long as you know it’s a temp high and a mask for the real juice of life: the Divine. Don’t focus on the car, but on the feeling behind the car. That is Divine. 4. Focusing on the spiritual or metaphysical often creates a nasty “spiritual ego” that judges everyone else as lacking and needing more meditation, spirituality, etc. It’s the worst ego of all. It gets mesmerized by the invisible and overlooks the visible; it judges the material as bad, not realizing that everything is spiritual.
5. Affirmations are one way to plant a new idea in your mind, but affirmations usually don’t go deep enough to create change. You need to get into the unconscious mind. To do that you may need deeper work, more clearing, or coaching.
Most people who try to use the Law of Attraction are basically wanting to click their heels together and have their intentions manifest before their eyes. While I believe in magic and miracles, I also know too many people self sabotage their own desires and deceive themselves; they trick themselves out of their own good.
The goal of life, as I’ve said many times, is to awaken.
One of the first steps is to awaken to the deeper aspects of the Law of Attraction.
Yes, you can most likely have whatever you can imagine, usually not by thinking about it alone, though, but by adding action, positive belief, and more.
I’ve covered this at length in recent books, and in recent audio programs, such as The Secret to Attracting Money. I’ll be doing it again in my new audio program, where I explain how to move from the Law of Attraction to the Law of Creation.
For now, yes, learn more about the Law of Attraction, but also be sure to actually use the Law of Right Action and do something. Life is a co-creation, which means it needs you to help attract the results you want.
PS — As I mentioned above, Rhonda Byrne is still taking action. Her next book will be out in weeks. I haven’t seen it yet but the publisher ordered a first print run of two million copies. That’s staggering. Obviously, they expect it to do well. It’s called, The Power. And I’m sure Rhonda didn’t get it written or published by only thinking about it. She knows “the secret” alright, and it’s much more than just the Law of Attraction.
The famous self-improvement company, Nightingale-Conant, just released it’s fourth product by me. I’m proud beyond words and had to share the news with you. The fourth program is The Awakening Course. Here’s the ad in their latest catalog showing my first three programs:
You can order by calling 1-800-525-9000 or by FAX at 1-800-647-9198 or online right here.
It’s hard to miss the news about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
What can we do about it?
I’m taking a big risk here, but I believe I have a solution.
Here’s the story…
A few people wrote me, recalling that years ago I sent out an email to my list inviting everyone to envision Hurricane Rita dissolving before it hit land.
Rita did in fact lessen in power as it hit.
A few others know about the Attract Miracles community I created with Craig Perrine, to help people support each other to achieve their intentions.
Hundreds have been going there since we began it, and the results are amazing.
What you may not realize is that 23 scientific studies prove that when people focus on a common goal, using meditation to achieve inner peace, that goal tends to come about.
With all of that in mind, Pat O’Bryan and I created a special clearing audio designed to help Clear the Oil Spill.
And we’re giving it away.
The Clear Oil Spill audio uses the same formula we’ve been using in all of our other clearing audios – my strategic statements and Pat’s original music – woven together using hi-tech equipment and breakthrough processes to speak right to your unconscious mind.
When you work with the unconscious, you also tap into the collective unconscious. That’s shared by all of us. And that’s where we can impact the oil spill and anything else we perceive as bad. After all, we’re all connected at Source.
Scoff if you like but we feel it’s at least worth a few minutes a day to listen to our special audio and let it help you clean the world from the inside out.
If nothing else, consider it a relaxing few moments for yourself.
And maybe, just maybe, it may heal the Gulf, and the Earth, and yourself, as well.
It’s worth a try, isn’t it?
Download the audio right here.
And please tell others about it. If you can share this post with family and friends, Twitter it, Facebook it, blog it and anything else you can think of, it will help us all.
Again, it’s free.
Let’s make a difference.
It begins with you and me.
Will you help?
PS — Other Clearing Audios you might like:
Clearing for Weight Loss
I’ve been working on a follow-up book to Zero Limits (ho’oponopono) for over six months. It’s titled Beyond Zero Limits. While it’s not ready for you to see yet, I want to invite you to contribute to it.
The book will reveal the never-before revealed secret clearing and cleaning methods Dr. Hew Len taught me in person and in private.
These go way beyond the simple method revealed in our book, Zero Limits. These are more powerful than I can describe in this post, and not ones I want to share willy-nilly with just anybody.
Since I signed a non-disclosure agreement when I attended the ho’oponopono classes (which everyone does, as I explained in Zero Limits), I can’t reveal those methods. No one can. But the ones taught to me in private, and others I have been inspired to test, will be in the new book.
I never planned to reveal these advanced ho’oponopono methods until I began to see people promoting false and misleading information and saying it was ho’oponopono.
People are getting stuck and need freed.
If you want to go to the next level, and learn the most empowering and enlightening methods of Hawaiian mysticism ever revealed, you’ll want to read my new book when it comes out.
Meanwhile, I want you to share your own experiences with ho’oponopono and any methods or refinements you have learned.
Did you have a miracle from the method?
Did you create or discover a refinement to it?
Did you receive inspiration about the Divine?
Just write your story or lesson in about 500 words, clean on it so it is the best you can do, and then submit it at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RYFCKP3 or just click right here.
If your contribution is selected for the new book, you’ll be able to get your website listed, and you’ll be helping thousands of people, and you will receive an autographed copy of the published book.
I’m very excited about “Beyond Zero Limits” because it will help explain what people have been confused about from the first book, and it will offer secret methods for clearing that can only be called advanced (though they are easy to do).
Please don’t be taken by all the people who claim to know or teach ho’oponopono. Dr. Hew Len warned me about them and sure enough, they’re out there. Stick with the original source of the Zero Limits message.
Please also know that I am not targeting any person or organization. There are many good teachers out there. Mark Ryan and I have several wonderful DVDs in our Subliminal Manifestation series. Mabel Katz has great books and more. There are many doing good work, sharing the good message.
All I’m asking is for you to check in with yourself before buying what someone might claim to be ho’oponopono. No one owns Source, including me, or Dr. Hew Len.
Maybe one litmus test is to see if the person or organization selling ho’oponopono practices unconditional love and 100% responsibility. If they (or their followers) spend time criticizing others or blaming others, it may not be the place to shop.
Just a word to the wise.
As a reminder, if you want to experience Zero Limits “in person,” from Dr. Hew Len and myself, just go to http://www.zerolimits3.com or click right here.
Please forgive me.
I love you.
PS — If you haven’t read Zero Limits yet, the first book I coauthored with Dr. Hew Len about ho’oponopono, it is available everywhere books are sold, online and off. It’s in paperback, and hardcover, and on audio, and even as a downloadable Kindle book (which you can also read on your ipad). Or just go see – http://www.zerolimits.info or click right here.