class at Enchanted Spirits in Dunedin, FL will be July 18.
John W. Robinson.
The next class in the series Creating
and Living a Magical Life will
deal with the popularized “Law of Attraction”.
The Law of Attraction was commercialized and popularized in the
DVD movie “The Secret”, produced by Rhonda Byrnes, an Australian television
producer. The movie was based on a book published by Ester and Jerry Hicks in
2006, “The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of
“The Secret” claims to reveal the single most powerful law in
the universe - a law that no matter who you are, no matter where you are, you
can change your life. Ester and Jerry Hicks’ teachings were first included in
an audio cassette series they recorded in 1988. Their teachings began some time
after Jerry had become enthralled with the teachings of Seth, as present in the
body of work known as the Seth material, published by Jane Roberts.
Our introduction of the Seth material began in December 1963
when the writer, poet, mystic and psychic Jane Roberts began receiving
information from a non-physical entity that called itself Seth. Jane Roberts
then spent the next 20 years receiving and publishing this valuable information
which presented an alternate view of reality. The material covers the mechanics
of reality creation in the physical world we exist and live in as well as a deep
and thorough teaching of the Law of Attraction. In my opinion, to this date, it
is broader in scope and richer in depth, as compared to more recent material
repackaging the same information.
I am not saying that the work of previous nor subsequent teachers
is not valuable, because it certainly is. Everyone is an individual and
therefore, will have a unique collection of experiences and beliefs. Variations
of the same messages will be necessary in order to resonate with the various
world views held by different individuals. What I think is important is that
the teachings communicate the truth that the real power for change resides
within the individual and not external, in the hands of some other authority or
next class, we will deal with the law of attraction and such questions as:
· If, in 2014,
everybody now knows about “The Secret”, why do so many have such difficulty in
creating the kind of life they say they desire and wish for?
· Why is the
current divorce rate reported as still remaining at slightly greater than 50%?
· Why are 40
million people reported as living in poverty?
· Why do so many
say they are searching for their “soul mate”, which will bring them happiness?
· Why are mass
killings on an increase in America?
· Why does the
political system seem so in shambles and not in tune with the real needs of
· Why does the
Rand Corp. report that the number of people with a chronic disease condition is
l rapidly increasing – (now at 45% of the population)?
· Why did the
world economy collapse in 2006?
· Why does life
seem so tragic at times?
· Why are
personal relationships so difficult to manage sometimes?
· Does a soul
mate even exist for any individual?
Being a student of reality
creation and consciousness for over 50 years, I know there are answers in
general for each of those questions. The big question is - how do I apply the
teachings in order to live a more fulfilled and richer life? In class, we
will look below the tip of the iceberg of information we have been told before
and explore the archeology of the inner self, the source of such concerns.
If “The Secret” is not working for you in the manner you desire,
this class may be for you. It will launch us into deeper explorations of our
true selves and our place in the universe. The classes to follow will expand on
the ideas presented and explore answers to the questions in detail.
are some quotes from antiquity that put both Seth & Abraham in perspective.
There have been many teachers in the past that have tried to grab our
The Maitri Upanishad (800-400 BC): “Let us therefore keep
the mind pure, for what a man thinks that he becomes.”
of the Old Testament (1040–970
BC): “As one thinks in his heart, so is he.”
of the New Testament (6–4 BC
to 30–33 AD): “Whatever
you ask for with all your mind, believing in, you shall receive.”
Besant (1847-1943): “The
mind is like a magnet, attracting and repelling, and the nature of its
attractions and repulsions can be determined by ourselves.”
Holmes (1887-1960): “The
Laws of Attraction and Repulsion are entirely subjective. This means that
whatever man thinks falls into a Universal Creative Medium, is accepted by it,
is at once acted upon and unless neutralized tends to take objective form.”
Tibetan Book of the Dead (700’s AD): “I will
abandon all thoughts of fear and terror, I will recognize whatever appears as
in the Gospel of Thomas (50-125
difficulty which you expect will surely materialize.”
man’s life is what his thoughts make of it.”
century BC): “A
wise man will be master of his mind; a fool will be its slave.”
Milton (1608-1674): “The
mind is its own place and in itself can make heaven of hell or a hell of
Shakespeare (1564-1616): “There
is nothing either good or bad except that thinking makes it so.”
Waldo Emerson (1803-1882): “Great
men are those who see that thoughts rule the world.” …”A man is what he thinks
all day long.”
J. Schwartz (1927-1987):
“When you believe, your mind finds
ways to do.”
James (1842-1910): “Be
not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will
help create the fact.” …”Both thought and feeling are determinants of
conduct, and the same conduct may be determined either by feeling or by
thought.” …”The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can
alter his life by altering his attitudes.”
Hill (1883-1970) “Whatever
the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve.” …”There are no
limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.” …”Both poverty and riches
are the offspring of thought.”
Coue (1857-1926): “Always
think of what you have to do as easy and it will become so.”
David Thoreau (1818-1862): “Events
and circumstances have their origins in ourselves.” …What a man thinks of
himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates his fate.” …You conquer
fate by thought.” ...”Our thoughts are the epochs of our lives; all else is but
a journal of the winds that blew while we were here.” …”Fear creates danger and
courage dispels it.”
Aristotle (384-322 BC): “The
soul never thinks without a picture.” …“We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Seth via Jane Roberts (1929-1984): “Experience
is the product of the mind, the spirit, conscious thoughts and feelings, and
unconscious thoughts and feelings. These together form the reality you know.”
…”What exists physically exists first in thought and feeling. There
is no other rule. Knowing this is the secret of creativity” … “Basically
you create your experience through your beliefs about yourself and the nature
of reality.” …“You create your experience through your expectations.” …”The
present is your point of power in your current lifetime.”
My intent was not to bore you with quotes but to paint a picture
of the rich history of our civilization and how it was molded and influenced by
people who understood the concept of one’s personal responsibility in the
creation of one’s reality.
And yet, we still ponder: “why is there so much going on in the
world that we deem undesirable?"
Seth gives us an explanation of how personal and mass events are created.
I’ll see you in class on July 18. Namaste’,
John W. Robinson, Dream Awareness Network, June 11, 2014