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massimo8

23-01-2005 20:05:32

Hi

I've been reading Dr. Dyer's books for many years, and at times have tried to follow his directives for enhancing life experiences. I must admit there have been enough instances over the years when things just seemed to fall into place with out any effort on my part what so ever. People that were from different parts of the country would just happen to have a connection with some one that could help me. One door would close and another would open. And as I have already mentioned, all with very little effort on my part. So I am a believer that there is a synchronicity in the universe. After studying "THERE IS SPIRITUAL SOLUTION TO EVERY PROBLEM," and listening to "THE POWER OF INTENTION" CD many times I have attempted to replace my old ways with these new ones. A side note, I have been a practitioner of TM since "1974." Now my question; why is it that I feel anger and frustration more often than peace and joy, and to this point have not manifested one intention? I stay focused, write my intentions out, and carry them with me at all times, and start out with a positive attitude, that the universe will handle the details. Whenever I have a negative thought, I change it to a positive one. Unfortunately, as time goes on and I see no progress towards my intentions manifesting themselves, my faith in this process has begun to fade, and frustration turns to anger, and worse, "doubt." It has come to the point that even though I change the thought in my mind, the pit of my stomach is filled with doubt. And my past history of the way things used to be won't stayed burried. I don't know if the fact that I'm in the final stages of finishing my degree in Behavioral Psychology has clouded my awareness or thinking, enableing me to fully embrace these principles in my life. One other piece of information, none of my intentions have been for material abundance. I would greatly appreciate any input, or insight from anyone regarding this dilema. My faith right now is about running on empty, and I'm about all out of hope. Thank you for your time and patience in reading this long post.

GOD BLESS

massimo8

Ron

26-01-2005 15:14:33

You wrote "Now my question; why is it that I feel anger and frustration more often than peace and joy, and to this point have not manifested one intention?

Ron Remember anger and frustration are fear - instead of look why you are not having peace and joy, you might look at what fears you are holding.

I stay focused, write my intentions out, and carry them with me at all times, and start out with a positive attitude, that the universe will handle the details. Whenever I have a negative thought, I change it to a positive one. Unfortunately, as time goes on and I see no progress towards my intentions manifesting themselves, my faith in this process has begun to fade, and frustration turns to anger, and worse, "doubt."

Ron It is extremely hard at times to stay focused, right? The word "focus" can also work against us, as it is an ego word for sure. When we focus, we tend to not let go of what we are focusing on. If we don't let go, the universe never gets our intention, the ego smiles, and we get angry and upset. But we never left go.

It has come to the point that even though I change the thought in my mind, the pit of my stomach is filled with doubt.

Ron Think of "gut" reactions as "God's Unspoken Thought" - a gut reactioni may be a good indication that what you are intending is not for your best interest. Perhaps it is nothing more than the way you are wording it.

And my past history of the way things used to be won't stayed burried.

Ron The past is here as long as we hang on to it. Realize that the past is just that - past - gone - behind you. Bringing the past into the present simply has you living in the past all over again. Now you have been there and done that, why not live in the present. Drop the past, and the future and rest in the present.

I don't know if the fact that I'm in the final stages of finishing my degree in Behavioral Psychology has clouded my awareness or thinking, enableing me to fully embrace these principles in my life.

Ron Could be a fear here for you - what is to come after this?

One other piece of information, none of my intentions have been for material abundance. I would greatly appreciate any input, or insight from anyone regarding this dilema. My faith right now is about running on empty, and I'm about all out of hope.

Ron Hope is a word for ego - it denotes a desire that we have for something in the future, which is simply a replay of the past. Hope is like a bottomless pit - you fall into it and you never hit the bottom. But your faith - your faith is that substance within you - it never empties - never quits and is always available for you to grab. Look again at the gauge on your faith and you will see that ego has been tampering with it.

So look at the intention you are holding - is it worded correctly - will the universe understand it - and then, the big part - let it go knowing (faith) that this or something better is alread headed back to you. All that is required on you is to be awake and aware when it is presented.

Namaste - Ron

massimo8

27-01-2005 00:00:35

You wrote "Now my question; why is it that I feel anger and frustration more often than peace and joy, and to this point have not manifested one intention?

Ron Remember anger and frustration are fear - instead of look why you are not having peace and joy, you might look at what fears you are holding.

I stay focused, write my intentions out, and carry them with me at all times, and start out with a positive attitude, that the universe will handle the details. Whenever I have a negative thought, I change it to a positive one. Unfortunately, as time goes on and I see no progress towards my intentions manifesting themselves, my faith in this process has begun to fade, and frustration turns to anger, and worse, "doubt."

Ron It is extremely hard at times to stay focused, right? The word "focus" can also work against us, as it is an ego word for sure. When we focus, we tend to not let go of what we are focusing on. If we don't let go, the universe never gets our intention, the ego smiles, and we get angry and upset. But we never left go.

It has come to the point that even though I change the thought in my mind, the pit of my stomach is filled with doubt.

Ron Think of "gut" reactions as "God's Unspoken Thought" - a gut reactioni may be a good indication that what you are intending is not for your best interest. Perhaps it is nothing more than the way you are wording it.

And my past history of the way things used to be won't stayed burried.

Ron The past is here as long as we hang on to it. Realize that the past is just that - past - gone - behind you. Bringing the past into the present simply has you living in the past all over again. Now you have been there and done that, why not live in the present. Drop the past, and the future and rest in the present.

I don't know if the fact that I'm in the final stages of finishing my degree in Behavioral Psychology has clouded my awareness or thinking, enableing me to fully embrace these principles in my life.

Ron Could be a fear here for you - what is to come after this?

One other piece of information, none of my intentions have been for material abundance. I would greatly appreciate any input, or insight from anyone regarding this dilema. My faith right now is about running on empty, and I'm about all out of hope.

Ron Hope is a word for ego - it denotes a desire that we have for something in the future, which is simply a replay of the past. Hope is like a bottomless pit - you fall into it and you never hit the bottom. But your faith - your faith is that substance within you - it never empties - never quits and is always available for you to grab. Look again at the gauge on your faith and you will see that ego has been tampering with it.

So look at the intention you are holding - is it worded correctly - will the universe understand it - and then, the big part - let it go knowing (faith) that this or something better is alread headed back to you. All that is required on you is to be awake and aware when it is presented.

Namaste - Ron

Ron

I want to sincerely thank you for taking time to respond to my post. You gave me quite a bit to chew on. Though I do have a question regarding a piece of advice you mentioned, and maybe you can be more specific. You advised, to let go of my intention. I thought we are to to visualize the conditions we intend to manifest, and hold on to that outcome in our thoughts, while continuing to visualize the results during meditation. I know I may sound a tad obtuse here, but what constitutes letting go? I can't seem to grasp the paradox of intending, and let go and let God. Does that mean to just totally discontinue all thoughts of the outcome of our intention, and if so would you be kind enough to explain how to go about this. Again any advice would surely be appreciated, and once again thank you for taking your time to offer your guidance.

GOD BLESS

massimo8

Ron

27-01-2005 10:37:40

You wrote You advised, to let go of my intention. I thought we are to to visualize the conditions we intend to manifest, and hold on to that outcome in our thoughts, while continuing to visualize the results during meditation. I know I may sound a tad obtuse here, but what constitutes letting go? I can't seem to grasp the paradox of intending, and let go and let God. Does that mean to just totally discontinue all thoughts of the outcome of our intention, and if so would you be kind enough to explain how to go about this.

Ron An intention is a thought we hold of what we want to be in our life - we intend that this will happen - actually, we thank God for it occuring which is a very positive way of affirming the intention. Then we let go - let it go to the Universe - let it go to God. Letting it go simply means surrending the thought to God. If we continue to hold the intention - to focus on the intention - even to become obsessed with the intention - we have not let go of it and then we begin to question why we are not seeing it in our world - what are we doing wrong? Our letting go - our releasing of the thought shows to us that we believe in a power greater than ourselves that will bring this to us. And that power is the power within us all. So then why if we have thanked the Higher Power in advance for this gift - if we have released it knowing it is ours - then why is not before us? Could it be as simple as our not recognizing it in a form different from what we intended it to be? Remember you are talking about a thought here - not a particular form. For instance, someone may intend a great deal of abundance in their life - and gain weight - or find a penny - both of which are abundance - the thought of abundance. When we find ourselves so focused on an intention, we can be sure that we are intending with ego. When we release the intention knowing it is already ours, we know we are listening to the still small Voice within us. Another way of seeing this perhaps is this if you see that you are stuck on your path and appear to be going nowhere, perhaps it is because you are stuck in a thought you are holding in your mind. Release the thought and you move forward. Hold the thought and you are stuck in a past.

If you have more questions, please ask away. Your questions are my lessons as well.

Namaste - Ron

massimo8

28-01-2005 00:13:18

You wrote You advised, to let go of my intention. I thought we are to to visualize the conditions we intend to manifest, and hold on to that outcome in our thoughts, while continuing to visualize the results during meditation. I know I may sound a tad obtuse here, but what constitutes letting go? I can't seem to grasp the paradox of intending, and let go and let God. Does that mean to just totally discontinue all thoughts of the outcome of our intention, and if so would you be kind enough to explain how to go about this.

Ron An intention is a thought we hold of what we want to be in our life - we intend that this will happen - actually, we thank God for it occuring which is a very positive way of affirming the intention. Then we let go - let it go to the Universe - let it go to God. Letting it go simply means surrending the thought to God. If we continue to hold the intention - to focus on the intention - even to become obsessed with the intention - we have not let go of it and then we begin to question why we are not seeing it in our world - what are we doing wrong? Our letting go - our releasing of the thought shows to us that we believe in a power greater than ourselves that will bring this to us. And that power is the power within us all. So then why if we have thanked the Higher Power in advance for this gift - if we have released it knowing it is ours - then why is not before us? Could it be as simple as our not recognizing it in a form different from what we intended it to be? Remember you are talking about a thought here - not a particular form. For instance, someone may intend a great deal of abundance in their life - and gain weight - or find a penny - both of which are abundance - the thought of abundance. When we find ourselves so focused on an intention, we can be sure that we are intending with ego. When we release the intention knowing it is already ours, we know we are listening to the still small Voice within us. Another way of seeing this perhaps is this if you see that you are stuck on your path and appear to be going nowhere, perhaps it is because you are stuck in a thought you are holding in your mind. Release the thought and you move forward. Hold the thought and you are stuck in a past.

If you have more questions, please ask away. Your questions are my lessons as well.

Namaste - Ron

I want to thank you once again for taking time out to answer my questions. I still have a couple of things I need a bit more clarification on. The advice on hope and faith was greatly appreciated, and certainly did clear things up for me in that area. Now once again as for the letting go and letting God handle the details. My question on this is; once we have made our intention known, thanked God for making our intention a reality, and then letting it go, are we to completely dismiss it from or minds. As in not think about it at all, or if a thought of our intention comes into our minds are we to dismiss it with another thought. Or, when we are told to "act as if," are we to just keep the thought in our minds that our intention is on it's way to becoming a reality? As an example, and I mean this is really getting basic. Let's say I've had my heart set on having a "Gibson Les Paul" electric guitar, and I already have a collection of guitars that I enjoy to play, all but that particular "Les Paul" guitar which is a musical instrument that is unique in it's musical ways. So I make my intention to have a "Les Paul." But every time I go to pick up one of my other guitars to play, I am reminded that I still don't have the "Les Paul," though I still enjoy playing the other guitars. Now I know we are to act as if, so does that mean in moments like these we are to hold in our minds that the a "Les Paul" is on the way to us, or do we totally dismiss the thought from our minds? I know this is awfully simplistic but it's the only way I can think of explaining it, that's why I used the "Les Paul" guitar in the example. I know we are to be specific with the out come of our intentions. I guess my other question is, how do we act as if, if what we intend is not there? I do appreciate your input, and you have helped greatly in clearing things up. Though as you can see, I'm still a little confused on this point. Thank you again for your time, patience, and kindness with this lost soul.

GOD BLESS YOU

massimo8