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I was just looking up Jean Klein, and found something about his book I AM, and was trying to recollect a quote I have heard and couldn’t remember how he had put it.
I remember it went something like, that which you are looking for is that which is looking.
Lately I have been listening to some Oprah talks with Eckhart Tolle and Michael Singer, and it reminded me of Jean Klein and made me want to look it it.
Anyways, I found it. I’ve always loved this.
“The root of all desires is the one desire: to come home, to be at peace. There may be a moment in life when our compensatory activities, the accumulation of money, learning and objects, leaves us feeling deeply apathetic. This can motivate us towards the search for our real nature beyond appearances. We may find ourselves asking, ‘Why am I here? What is life? Who am I?’ Sooner or later any intelligent person asks these questions.
“What you are looking for is what you already are, not what you will become. What you already are is the answer and the source of the question. In this lies its power of transformation. It is a present actual fact. Looking to become something is completely conceptual, merely an idea. The seeker will discover that he is what he seeks and that what he seeks is the source of the inquiry.”
This last part is what I was thinking of with ‘that which you are looking for is that which is looking. Such a profound, enlightening insight … maybe the whole answer to it all.
Here is a video interview he did:
Dr. Murphy prescribed this prayer treatment for a businessman with anxiety.
The businessman said every time he would pray about prosperity, success or greater wealth, he would start to worry about money, his business and the future, and that it was wearing him down.
Dr. Murphy said the businessman had quiet sessions with himself, where he declared this prayer solemnly:
“But there is a spirit in man, and the inspiration of The Almighty giveth him understanding.
The Almighty Power is within me, enabling me to be, to do and to have.
This wisdom and power of The Almighty backs me up, and enables me to fulfill all my goals.
I think about the wisdom and power of The Almighty regularly and systematically.
And I no longer think about obstacles, impediments, delays and failure.
I know that thinking constantly along this line builds up my faith and confidence, and increases my strength and poise.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of love, and of power, and of a sound mind.”
This is a topic that has thrown me off for some time, ever since their passing. As Abraham Hicks would put it, their croaking, and Abraham makes light of the idea of death, that it isn’t such a bad thing etc.
I was disturbed when I heard of the passing of Jerry Hicks, after having listened to the Abraham Hicks content, and read their books, for a number of years, and I would say I have been positively impacted by it, and am thankful for it.
That being said, Jerry passing away, on November 18, 2011. I don’t know how old he was, but I don’t think he was much older than 70 or so.
Hearing about that just felt like a contradiction to the essence of the Abraham Hicks’ teachings. Granted I know this is highly debated and people go around in circles about theories and philosophies about why it either makes sense or it doesn’t, and some go so far to look at this as if they are misleading people, like some kind of divine retribution.
I don’t have an answer as to why it may have happened. I just know it does seem counter to their teachings, yet I know life is full of things we don’t understand, and sometimes I think we would have to understand God to understand stuff like this.
But it did make me question stuff like this, and I have yet to understand it.
Then there is Wayne Dyer. He passed away on August 29, 2015 at the age of 75.
He was a relentless advocate about the ideas that we choose our circumstances, by how we think, and that anyone who has some kind of disease, in fact chose it one way or other.
I recall at some point, he was diagnosed with leukemia, and was then healed at a distance by John of God, in Brazil.
But then, what seemed not too long after that, I heard that he too had passed away.
That threw me off even more, because I have listened to so much Wayne Dyer over the years, it absolutely shaped how I lived my life, and still does to this day.
Anyways, here it is, years later, and I still don’t know what to think about either.
You could use spiritual ideas to argue that their times of deaths were not really early, but if you are familiar with their work and philosophies, it does seem like an early passing for them both, which I wrestle to grasp.
Anyways, recently I was reminded of this topic and decided to write a post about it.
I ran across a video with Esther Hicks (through whom Abraham is channeled), and Dr. Dyer even asks a question about when he passes, which was interesting.
He was also talking about when we go through hard times, which I can relate to right now.
I just ran across this in a video on the YouTube channel Spiritual Mind, and had to share it.
Dr. Dyer says just listen to this meditation.
I felt moved by it, so wanted to share it here:
“I know that I am pure spirit, that I always have been, and that I always will be.
There is inside me a place of confidence and quietness and security where all things are known and understood.
This is the Universal Mind, God, of which I am a part and which responds to me as I ask of it.
This Universal Mind knows the answer to all of my problems, and even now the answers are speeding their way to me.
I needn’t struggle for them; I needn’t worry or strive for them.
When the time comes, the answers will be there.
I give my problems to the great mind of God; I let go of them, confident that the correct answers will return to me when they are needed.
Through the great law of attraction, everything in life that I need for my work and fulfillment will come to me.
It is not necessary that I strain about this – ‘only believe’.
For in the strength of my belief, my faith will make it so.
I see the hand of Divine Intelligence all about me, in the flower, the tree, the brook, the meadow.
I know that the intelligence that created all these things is in me and around me and that I can call upon it for my slightest need.
I know that my body is a manifestation of pure spirit and that spirit is perfect; therefore my body is perfect also.
I enjoy life, for each day brings a constant demonstration of the power and wonder of the universe and myself.
I am confident. I am serene. I am sure.
No matter what obstacle or undesirable circumstance crosses my path, I refuse to accept it, for it is nothing but illusion.
There can be no obstacle or undesirable circumstance to the mind of God, which is in me, and around me, and serves me now.”
Very similar message to a few new thought pioneers like Joseph Murphy, Florence Scoval Shinn, Catherine Ponder et al.
Here is the video:
I was just listening to an amazing interview between Ed Mylett and Dean Graziosi on Ed’s YouTube channel, and thought this question Ed asked Dean was amazing, and so i am writing Ed’s question along, with Dean’s answer, which was enlightening, so I can come back and re-read this whenever I want.
Ed: What if someone that’s listening to this says ‘listen man, I wanna turn my life around. I’m listening to this; I’m not where I wanna be, and I wish I could DM you a question Dean, but you’re probably too busy to respond to all the questions on Instagram.’
and they just asked you: ‘What would be the recipe, or a formula, or your initial advice you would give me to having just a more fulfilled business, a more fulfilled life; a more fulfilled spirit and existence.’
What would you say? i know there are a million things you could say. but if you could give them something to start with, what would it be?
Dean: I would say, really know where you wanna steer your ship. Like what happens is, I think, we become somebody for our parents when we are young, and then we might become someone for a relationship that we’re in, and then we become someone for a boss that we have, or a coworker, or a partner, or our employees.
And then you become someone if you go to church on Sunday, and then you become somebody when you sneak out to the club, then you’re someone there.
Then we become all these people, and I think what happens is, inside we knew we had this destination of what we wanted, but it gets diluted by all these things, all these “realities”, like we should cover the mortgage, we should have the money so that the kids can go to college, like we have all these things, and we forget who we are.
What I would say, is spend some time who you really are, and what you really want, and start saying no to all the shit that doesn’t point you in that direction.
The only reason you’re not going where you wanna go is cuz you’re fragmented; it’s like fuzzy targets don’t get hit. You need a crystal clear target, and I would say, just spend some time; pretend it’s a year from now, or five years from now, and you’re living the life that you wanted; maybe the life when you were younger; the life before all the clutter, and find what that is, and find a way to obsess on it, and find a way to stop doing all the other shit, I mean, I keep getting simpler and simpler, I dress, like I got 20 of these t-shirts.
I’m finding myself getting simpler and simpler, because I know where I wanna go, and nothing else really matters anymore, and if someone would have given me that clarity younger, is realize, most people are wrong that are giving you advice.
The other thing that I will say is, the most costly advice in the world is bad advice; it’s your broke friend telling you how to make money; it’s your single friend telling you how to fix your relationship.
Stop listening to all the crap. Listen to the good stuff like you’re hearing here and other wonderful people who have done it, and get rid of the stuff you shouldn’t be doing, and stare at your destination like an onbsession.
Ed: oh my gosh, this has been a masterclass today!
Here is the full video. This was at the end of the video starting about an hour in:
I am alive.
God/source/life force is inside of me, because I am breathing.
God wants us to prosper, or humans wouldn’t be here.
There is endless abundance in this universe.
Things can turn around in an instant.
I expect magic to happen. Now.
I let go of everything that is worn out and hasn’t worked.
God knows of my needs.
Miracles happen every day.
I don’t need to figure it out, I’m not God.
The one most important province of your conscious mind is to center your thoughts on the thing you want, and to shut the door on every suggestion of fear or worry or disease.
If you once gain the ability to do that, nothing else is impossible to you.
Step One: Never make a negative statement about finances, such as ‘I can’t pay my bills’, or ‘I can’t pay my rent’, ‘business is very bad’, or ‘I can’t make ends meet’ etc.
As soon as the negative thought starts ‘I can’t…’, affirm instead ‘I am one with the infinite storehouse within me, and all my needs are met instantaneously’.
You may have to do this over and over, Joseph says, but persist and the negative thought will eventually stop troubling you.
Step Two: Condition your mind to the riches of the infinite by making it a habit throughout the day to affirm ‘God is an ever present help in time of trouble’, and also ‘God is the instant and immediate source of my supply, presenting me with all the ideas necessary at every moment of time and point of space’.
Step Three: Fall asleep every night repeating this great truth: ‘I am ever grateful for God’s riches, which are ever active, ever present, unchanging, and eternal’.
If one person tells you this is the way, and another tells you this is the way, then you are in Babel; a city of confusion on the pathway of the spirit.
The first principle that you can always fall back on when you are in doubt is ‘Be still, and know that I am God’.
No matter what happens, turn within and be still. Know that your awareness is God, and that all things are possible to you. test yourself, and you will prove this statement in the testing. then you will be free from your former limitations of belief.
No matter what is happening on the outside, turn to the first principle.
Start by being still. then claiming, I am God.
Ask yourself, is this true?
You will never know the truth until you test it
Relax. Be still and question yourself, saying: “Are you really God?”
Address yourself as though you were two. “If you are God and can do all things, prove it to me by giving me my desire so I can feel its presence now.”
See if he will prove himself in performance and when he does, do it again.
Keep on asking and when he proves himself here on this level, then let these things which can’t be put to the test come through, for they will.
I am a child of the universe; I am a child of fortune.
I now open my mind to prosperity.
I turn the great energy of my thinking upon ideas of plenty.
I dare to prosper.