The Path

"....we commemorated the meaning that the path holds: encounters. To commemorate, celebrate, discuss, dance, and respect the mystery of life, but at the same time to understand that we are not alone in this mystery and that we need to share our enchantment with other people who understand our way of thinking...."
Paulo Coelho....Walking the Path...


“—suffering occurs when we want other people to love us in the way we imagine we want to be loved, and not in the way love should manifest itself - free and untrammelled, guiding us with its force and riving us on.” -

The True Secret


What if you found out today that all that is missing from your life is the expression of the love in your heart? Rather than focusing on your list of wants, that time could be better spent each day looking at how you can take down the barriers to receiving more love and compassion. The outer world is so seductive; the illusion of happiness from external successes, so powerful. So if you find yourself in "the wanting" of outer things, remember this: When you are hating where you are in your life, mad at yourself for the mistakes you've made, resentful of others for the pain of your past, and when you are a major complaint about your body, your weight, your job, your finances, your family, or your mate, you attract all kinds of expressions of that discontent. When you fail to acknowledge your strides, your successes, your gifts, your uniqueness, and how blessed you are just to be alive today, how can you expect to attain your goals or create a life beyond your wildest dreams?


The process of falling in love with yourself is often a long and arduous journey. But as that love grows, what naturally occurs is the manifestation of the highest expression of yourself. So make peace with your past, forgive yourself, be present to the love in your heart, and then pick projects, goals, and relationships that are a massive expression of your love. If like really does attract like, this is a guaranteed recipe for success!


For months now, my amazing staff and I have been building a new website (soon to be launched) that is overflowing with the passion we feel for transformation - it is filled with recorded prayers, meditations, and affirmations that you'll be able to listen to any time you need some inspiration, and it is infused with enormous community support through our Integrative Coaches, message boards, telecourses, workshops, and more. And I can tell you that because this project was birthed out of the love in our hearts, it will be one of the great successes of our lives. It is in the moments of deep and profound love for ourselves, each other, and our work that we are able to create, create, and create some more.


For any one of us, when our acts of creation are led by the intention to spread love, that is a miraculous and healing journey in and of itself. And since it all begins at home, you might want to start this week by spreading more love and acceptance to yourself for where you are, what you have, and most importantly...for what you don't have.


THIS is the true secret to success.


Take Action Now!

Take out your journal or a few pieces of paper and allow yourself to hear from within the answers to the following questions:


What would you have to love about yourself to experience an explosion of creativity?


What would you have to forgive yourself for to feel worthy and deserving enough to attain your goals or fulfill your deepest wishes?


What attention do you have on the outer world than needs to be redirected to your inner world in order to make your dreams a reality?


May these questions serve you well this week in bringing you closer to yourself.


With love and blessings,

Your Ideal Day

"I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they plan their lives.  Perhaps it is because escape is easier than change."  ~Jim Rohn
One of the most powerful things you can do to manifest a life that you love, is to imagine how your ideal day will look and feel like.  Visualizing your greatest fantasy day coming true gives your life direction and purpose.  It also enables you to know exactly when your dream life has arrived.  Start with writing down EVERY detail you can imagine on your computer.  Imagine the BEST day of your life as if it happened yesterday!  Describe every detail with pizzazz and vigor in the past tense because it's already happened.  This allows you to relax about "making it happen" tomorrow, and lets you receive it energetically now!   You have our full permission to go for it and invent some really amazing and exotic experiences! 
Start with what happened early in the morning.   Describe where you went for lunch, what you did that afternoon, and all the amazing moments of your evening.    You can stay up ALL night if you wish, just write down every small possible detail you experienced throughout the day.  The most important thing is to dive into your inner Fantasy Land and DO NOT hold back!   Make sure to use your 5 senses when you describe what you ultimate Fantasy day.  Write about what you saw, heard, felt, tasted, and smelled. Include the wildest crazy pleasurable details that you can imagine.

The more you can see, feel, taste and experience the sensations of your ideal fantasy day, the easier the Universe can deliver it to you.  When you are vibrating at that peak feeling, you are attracting it to you faster than ANYTHING you could be doing in the physical world.  Go into massive detail about your experience.  Play with it and let your heart be your guide.  Know that the more joy you can let in your body today, the more open your "joy valve" will be tomorrow to let even MORE joy in!  Don't wait another moment, open that joy valve now!

See if you can truly think outside of your normal box of what is pleasurable to you.  Perhaps you were near the ocean, in the mountains, or on the green grassy plains?  Perhaps you bought a million dollar house, what was that like?  How much money did you make that day?  What amazing thing did you do to earn that cash flow?   How were your energy, mental, and emotional states throughout the day?  What did you really do for FUN that day?  What was the weather like?  Who did you spend your day with?  How did other people treat you?  How did you interact and respond with these people?  If this is the most PERFECT day of your life in every imaginable way, how are you going to feel at the end of it?  And when you're done, email it to us at  we’d LOVE to read it!!
"The energy born of love is creative - it makes everything it touches new.  To see how passionate you are, look around at what you have created."  ~Deepak Chopra

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Happy Manifesting!
Jafree and Margot



(Today's tip is adapted from my new book, 'Feel Happy Now!',
coming from Hay House in May 2007...)

"Myths which are believed in tend to become true."

-George Orwell

There are over 60,000 books in print on the subject of happiness
at the moment, which is particularly interesting when you
consider the fact that 'happiness' doesn't even exist.

Like 'success', 'love', and 'confidence' (not to mention
'stress', 'anxiety' and 'depression'), the word 'happiness' is
what linguists call a nominalisation - a process or activity
that is described as if it were a tangible thing. While the
metaphor of happiness as a 'thing' does make it easier to talk
about, it also carries with it some interesting baggage.

If happiness were a thing:

*It could be lost or found outside of oneself

*You could give it to or get it from someone else

*You could almost certainly buy it (and it would be cheaper and
quicker to get on the internet)

*You could share it with others

And this, of course, fits with the way that many of us think and
talk about happiness. But if our goal is to actually feel
happy not only now but more and more of the time, it is more
useful to think about 'happiness' in terms of a process:

*Happiness is the process of creating and experiencing good
feelings in your body and mind, moment by moment by moment.*

When you recognize happiness as a process, not a thing, you

*You can do it or not do it

*You can get better at it

*You can ultimately master it

Over five hundred years ago, Francis Bacon wrote about what he
called 'the idols of the Western world' - those ideas which were
so much a part of our culture that we never thought to question
them, instead worshipping them with the kind of blind faith
normally reserved for far more religious than scientific

I prefer to think of these ideas as myths - stories we tell
ourselves about how the world works that are blindly passed on
from generation to generation, never questioned until we decide
to give weight to the primacy of our own experience over the
ideas before our minds...

Myth number one -
"I'll be happy when..."

I talked at great length in my first book about this idea, which
I consider to be the greatest myth in Western Civilization.
Just how disconnected happiness actually is from having what you
want is easy to see when you look at the four ways of being in
the world:

1. You can be happy and doing and having the things you want in
your life

2. You can be unhappy and doing and having the things you want
in your life

3. You can be happy and not doing and having the things you want
in your life

4. You can be unhappy and not doing and having the things you
want in your life

The key to seeing through this myth successfully is to recognize
this simple fact:

*Your happiness does not depend on getting or having what you

When we stop using unhappiness (fear, doubt, sadness, anger,
etc.) as our primary motivation to act, we can move happily
forward in the direction of our dreams with ease and grace.

Myth number two -
It's not possible to be happy in certain situations

The idea that our happiness and well-being in life are the
product of our circumstances seems at first glance to be
self-evident. After all, isn't everybody sad at a funeral? And
when's the last time you saw a group of happy football fans
celebrating after their home team lost the big game?

But in the same way as the regular presence of fire engines at
the scene of a fire doesn't mean that fire engines actually
cause the fire, the regular presence of unhappiness in certain
situations doesn't mean it's actually caused by the situation.

It's not so much that certain things 'make' you happy - it's
that there are certain situations where you feel it is
appropriate to feel happy, and certain others where you don't.

The truth behind this myth is a subtle one:

*While it may or may not be possible to be happy all the time,
it is certainly possible to be happy at any time.*

In fact, each one of those things you think of as 'making' you
unhappy are simply things which you have not yet given yourself
permission to feel happy in relation to and/or areas of your
life in which you have not decided to make feeling happy a
genuine priority. Prioritizing happiness is always a choice.

Myth number three -
Unhappiness is good for us

It is undeniable that unhappiness is a part of life, and many
philosophers and scientists point to the evolutionary role of
fear and anger in the survival of the species. But when we
start to justify our bad feelings as good for us (or worse
still, our good feelings as bad for us), we keep ourselves stuck
in a self-fulfilling rut.

Ironically, the state of discomfort most of us put ourselves
into to better deal with our problems is the worst possible
state in which to deal with them. Like pouring fuel on a fire,
meeting difficulties with anger, fear and sadness tends to make
things more, well, difficult.

Here's what's waiting for us on the other side of the myth:

*Whatever you can do with unhappiness you can do better when
you're happy.*

As long as we justify unhappiness as being important, we'll have
more of it. As soon as we recognize that its evolutionary
functions (keeping us alive when in the face of danger and
keeping us humping one another) are almost entirely achievable
with positive emotion, we can change the very basis for our

Today's experiment:

1. Think about something in your life you are unhappy
(angry/fearful/sad/etc.) about.

2. Ask yourself "Why am I unhappy about that?" Your answer will
reveal a belief - part of your personal mythology of

3. In reviewing whatever beliefs your answer revealed, you may
find any or all of the following questions useful:

*Do I believe that?
*Why do I believe that?
*What am I concerned might happen if I didn't believe that?
*What am I concerned it might mean about me if I didn't believe

4. If you knew that you didn't need to feel unhappy about
whatever it is in order to demonstrate your caring or motivate
yourself to action, what would you do differently in that

5. Take at least one of the 'happy actions' you come up with in
question 4!

Have fun, learn heaps, and happy exploring!

With love,

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She'll be our first guest in the all new Solutions Café book
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Topic of the Week - Disappointment as Preparation

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was within me an
invincible summer."

--Albert Camus

The secret of friendship is ...

accepting your friends as they are, and not trying to re-create them in your own image, or according to your own desires.


The golden opportunity you are seeking lies within you.
It's not in your environment.
It's not in luck or chance,
or in the help of others.
It's all in you.

There are opportunities all around you.
If the door of opportunity appears closed,
you must knock on it and keep knocking on it until it opens.

You must become an opener of doors.
You can develop your opportunities
by applying persistence and tenacity to your possibilities.

Success doesn't come to you.
You must go to success.


©2006 by Max Steingart
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Your difficulty and the difficulty of every individual
who ever desired to achieve anything worthwhile,
comes in the movement.

Don't always be intending to live a new life,
but never find the time to begin living it.
Most people fail because they never get started.
They don't go. They don't overcome inertia.
They don't begin.

Begin to free yourself at once
by doing all that is possible with the means you have.
As you proceed in this spirit the way will open for you to do more.

The worst thing you can do is not to try.


©2006 by Max Steingart
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Beyond the Limits of Perception

 As Toltecs we are on the path to personal freedom, peace and moving through life with fearlessness. One of the biggest challenges to our freedom is our need to cling to our perceptions and believe that they’re truth. But before I continue with our dialogue, let’s agree for the purpose of our conversation, that freedom is a state of being where we experience lack of restraints, confinement or controls of any kind. 

So why would I bring up the idea of freedom in reference to perception – what’s the connection? 

From a scientific point of view, we can say we are beings of perception. We exist to take in light from our surroundings and interpret it according to the limits and possibilities of the machine that is translating that information.

On the other hand, we become trapped when we believe that the machine’s conclusions are definitive truth. If we do not have the awareness of this process we will automatically be subject to the restrains and restrictions of the machine rather than moving past them to the freedom of absolute consciousness.  

Let’s take a moment to put this into practical terms. Imagine you’ve just finished grocery shopping and as you’re pulling out of your parking spot, the person in the car behind you quickly pulls out at the exact same time and hits your car. You jump out of your car ready to scream at that person for driving like an idiot, smashing your car, being reckless and blind as a bat.

However, when the person gets out of their car they are crying and deeply upset. The person relates to you that they just received a call that their mother had passed away and they were stricken by grief. They didn’t see that there was someone pulling out behind them because of all the tears in their eyes.

In that moment all your anger drains away, and you offer to assist them in any way you can. 

So what just happened here? In our imaginary story your eyes and ears took in light and your brain translated that into a picture or virtual reality where your car intersected with another car. Your mind told you that this situation is bad and further judged the other person to be wrong and irresponsible. The result of this interpretation was anger and resentment. In that moment you were trapped by the limitations of your machine – and fell for the conclusions your mind came to in this situation. You lost your peace because you believed what your mind was telling you – you thought it was truth and you trusted it. As a result, you lost your personal freedom and were at the mercy of your fear-based emotions. 

In Buddhism, the Diamond Sutra says, “Where there is perception, there is deception.” As students of spirituality we must use our awareness to transcend the way we’ve been trained to perceive, and to learn to see without the machine’s constraints and preconceptions. This is true freedom, having the ability to interact within this reality without being bound to our own points of view, opinions and prejudices.

This month I challenge you to ask yourself “Is this truth?” whenever you are in a situation where you are tempted to believe yourself. See what happens!  

With all my love, Sheri

Trying too hard?

"Thinking about interior peace destroys interior peace. The patient who constantly feels his pulse is not getting any better."

-- Hubert van Zeller

Are you trying too hard to be good, to be perfect, to be spiritual?

‘Trying too hard’ is an expression of fear. If you can replace the fear with faith that everything always serves our highest good, your confidence and peace of mind will serve your aspirations.

"So many people work so hard, to achieve, attain, accumulate and cherish their fortunes. How many of us blissfully fill our days and nights being the Divine expression we are? This is the meaning of life. It is to be. As a result, all of your creations are a natural outflow from the Divine within your being. This is the joy of life."

-- Barbara Rose

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Time to change direction?

"Employ the power of positive quitting. Most of us view quitting as something negative, but it’s not. ‘Winners never quit,’ we’re told, when, in reality, winners quit all the time: choosing to stop doing things that aren’t creating the results they desire. When you quit all the things that aren’t working for you, when you quit tolerating all the negative things that hold you back, you’ll create a positive ‘charge’ in your life as well as create the space in your life for more positive experiences."

-- Jim Allen

"I like thinking of possibilities. At any time, an entirely new possibility is liable to come along and spin you off in an entirely new direction. The trick, I've learned, is to be awake to the moment."

-- Doug Hall

"Persons and societies do not submit passively to surroundings and events. They make choices as to the places where they live and the activities in which they engage -- choices based on what they want to be, to do and to become. Furthermore, persons and societies often change their goals and ways; they can even retrace their steps and start in a new direction if they believe they are on a wrong course. Thus, whereas animal life is prisoner of biological evolution which is essentially irreversible, human life has the wonderful freedom of social evolution which is rapidly reversible and creative. Wherever human beings are concerned, trend is not destiny."

-- Rene Dubos

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You are never a victim

"When we blame, we give away our power."

-- Greg Anderson

ALL of our personal physical, psychological, and social problems arise from a lack of alignment between the body, emotions, mind and the soul. As a result, we are never victims of outside forces.

The soul challenges us to grow with problems, illnesses and/or injuries. These painful events trigger our subconscious blocks. This gives us the opportunity to SEE the blocks and release them.

"People who consider themselves victims of their circumstances will always remain victims unless they develop a greater vision for their lives."

-- Stedman Graham

"No matter how frustrated you may feel, there is Always a way out. In every situation that arises, we choose to be powerful or powerless. It may not always feel like it, but it is a choice. And there are consequences for these choices in terms of the results we get, and the subsequent increase or decrease in our power and influence. If we choose powerlessness, it is often because we doubt there is any other option."

-- Blaine Lee

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"The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination." -- John Schaar, Professor, University of California Santa Cruz


Life is measured not by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


Having an intelligent plan is your first step to success.
With a plan, you know where you're going.
You'll know what progress you're making.
And you'll have a pretty good idea of when you can expect to arrive.
Meticulous planning will enable everything you do
to appear spontaneous to other people.

Your goals can only be reached through the vehicle of a plan.
One in which you fervently believe,
and upon which you will vigorously act.
There is no other route to success.

What do you want to achieve or avoid?
The answers to these questions are your objectives.
How do you go about achieving your desired results?
The answer to this will be your strategy.

A good plan permits you to frame your life
so that at some time in the future
fact and your dreams will meet.

Success or failure is often determined on the drawing board.


©2006 by Max Steingart
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Reawaken your curiosity

"What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult."

-- Sigmund Freud

Why is this so?

Young children possess what Zen calls ‘beginner’s mind.’ They are awed and fascinated with the wonder of the world, open to discovering and experiencing new things. Anything is possible. Life is a great adventure.

For almost all of us, the systems that ‘educate’ us to be adults stifle our natural joy and curiosity. We lose touch with our innate appreciation of life. We forget how to dream.

The blessing is that with attention, patience and love, we can reawaken our sense of wonder. We can again dance with life.

"The mind WILL be free, or it will be dead."

-- Grace Llewellyn

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What if... ?

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

-- Eden Phillpotts

What if you were to pretend that you were healthy, wealthy and wise? What if you were to decide to be happy, no matter what else was happening?

Take the power of ‘what if...’ seriously, and you will grasp the power to create a world of your own design. Everything, EVERYTHING begins in the imagination. Put it to work constructively for you.

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes."

-- William James

"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

-- Lewis Carroll

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Need help?

"Asking for help doesn’t mean that we are weak or incompetent. It usually indicates an advanced level of honesty and intelligence."

-- Anne Wilson Schaef

The path of healing begins with awareness that things can be different. We must be willing to open to the potential, the possibility for change.

We also need to acknowledge that we are not in this experience alone, without support. The divine power of love is here for us, if we are willing to open to receive it. Sincerely ask for help and loving support will manifest in both mundane and magical ways.

"The healthy, the strong individual, is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he has an abscess on his knee or in his soul."

-- Rona Barrett

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The world is so constructed that if you wish to enjoy its pleasures,
you must also endure its pains.
Like it or not, you cannot have one without the other.

Success is not measured by what you accomplish.
It's measured by the opposition you encounter,
and the courage with which you maintain your struggle against the odds.

You'll find all things are difficult before they are easy.
The greater your obstacles, the more glory in overcoming them.
So, make up your mind before you start
that sacrifice is part of the package.

No pain, no gain;
No thorns, no throne;
No cross, no crown.

You have to go through the negative before you get to the positive.
The highway to success is a toll road.


©2006 by Max Steingart
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There is no force more potent than love.
Take away love and your world is a tomb.
Your life echoes emptiness without love.
With it, your life will vibrate with warmth and meaning.
Even during hardship, love will shine through.

As you look back upon the events in your life
you will find that the moments that stand out,
the moments when you have really lived,
are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.

If you have it, you don't need to have anything else,
and if you don't have it,
it doesn't matter what else you have.

Therefore, search for love.
Once you have learned to love, you will have learned to live.

Love is the most important ingredient to your success.

Happy Valentine's Day!


©2006 by Max Steingart
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Reflect on your life

"Reflection is one of the most underused yet powerful tools for success."

-- Richard Carlson

Regularly, take time to reflect on what has been happening in your life. Step back to work ON your life instead of IN it. See yourself as the C.E.O. of your own personal company, or as the captain of your own ship. Are you navigating the waves as well as you might?

Stepping back helps us see a bigger, more inclusive picture. Small events make more sense in the bigger scheme of things.

"Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action."

-- James Levin

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Angels Send Valentines, Don't They?

On the most romantic day of the year, Judy's marriage had failed. How would she ever enjoy Valentine's Day again? By Joan Wester Anderson
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us,
and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us,
and we only know them when they are gone.
—George Eliot

The valentines in the window displays seemed to mock Judy Kimball as she sloshed through the drugstore parking lot in Kent, Washington. As others demonstrated their love, she felt only loneliness and heartbreak. She glanced at passersby, all seemingly deep into their own thoughts. Other people's marriages failed, she knew, and somehow they went on living. But how? It had been only six days since her husband had told her he wanted a divorce, six days since her life had taken on a surreal feeling, and grief threatened to overwhelm her.

She hadn't expected anything like this to happen. They'd been together almost nineteen years, and she thought those had been happy years. But now she wondered how much of her husband's supposed contentment had been a lie. He had explained little, just gotten his things together and left while she and their three children reeled, trying to grasp what was happening. She hadn't shared the news with anyone yet, nor had she even cried. The hurt was too wrenching for talk or tears.

The first few days had passed in a blur, Somehow Judy summoned up the composure to cancel a dinner party she and her husband had planned to host on Saturday; she said that all three children had come down with the flu. And then there was her Wednesday night class in fiction writing. Now that the kids were older, she'd felt it was her turn to follow a long-held dream, to write, publish, and share any successes with her husband.

But now that dream was dead. She had skipped last week's class, and would probably drop out. What was the point? She had obviously failed at one of her most important tasks—being a beloved wife—so why should she expect success in any other aspect of her life? This trip to the drugstore for valentines for her children was the first time she'd ventured out all week, and it was taking its toll. She felt shaky and ill.

"Judy!" She heard the call from across the parking lot, and turned. Waving at her was Patricia, another student in her fiction writing class, wearing the same Black Watch plaid cape she always did. Judy waved back, hoping Patricia wouldn't come any closer. She seemed nice, but Judy didn't feel up to talking to anyone. Within seconds however, Patricia was at her side. "Hey, we missed class last week," she said, concern in her eyes. "Are you all right?"

The tears began to come. "My—my husband has asked separation—and ultimately a divorce. He's moved out." Judy astonished at her own words. Patricia was nothing more that casual acquaintance, someone who sat in the back of the classroom and occasionally smiled at her. Why was Judy sharing something personal with her?

But the compassion on Patricia's face was real. "Come on. It's chilly out here. Let's talk in my car." She guided Judy to a nearby vehicle.

The car seemed a warm and safe oasis, and Judy wept as she poured out her hurt, anger, and fear. Hadn't she tried, as best she knew how, to honor her commitment, to be the woman God wanted her to be? Why then, had he let this terrible thing happen to her and their precious children? She looked at Patricia and was shocked to see tears running down her cheeks. She shouldn't be putting this nice woman through this. She didn't even know if Patricia believed in God. "I'm so sorry to burden you with this," she whispered as her sobbing wound down. "You could never understand."

Patricia laid a hand on Judy's arm. "You're wrong," she said softly. "I do understand." Swiftly she removed something from her black cape and dropped it into Judy's hand. It was an angel pin.

"God hasn't forgotten you, Judy," Patricia said gently. "He just has other plans for you. You will survive this. Trust me."

"Thank you." Judy gave Patricia a quick hug and then slipped from the car. She was still shaky, but inside her—glowing as if for the first time—was a little flicker of hope. She closed her fingers around the angel pin and remembered the Lord's faithful promise, "I will never forsake you or abandon you" (Hebrews 13:5). She, who had always relied on her husband, was going to lean on God's strength now.

On the following Wednesday, Judy returned to her fiction class. It had taken a bit of interior pushing, but it was important that she make a beginning. And she knew Patricia, her newfound friend, would cheer her on. However, Patricia was absent, Nor did she come the next week, or the next. if only.  Judy had thought to get her last name or telephone number! Class records were private, but on the following Wednesday, Judy approached the teacher. "Remember Patricia, the woman in the Black Watch plaid cape?" she asked.

The teacher looked mystified.

"She sat in the back of class," Judy added. "She hasn't been here the past few weeks, and I'd like to contact her."

The teacher shook her head. "I don't remember any woman in a plaid cape."

"Her first name was Patricia," Judy persisted. "If you can give me her last name.

The teacher ran her finger down the class roster, then looked at Judy. "There's no Patricia enrolled in this class," she said. "And no one by that name has dropped out."

"Pat? Patty? Tricia?"

The instructor shook her head. "Sorry. I wish I could help, but I'm afraid not."

Judy stood in a daze. You will survive this, Patricia had told her. Maybe Patricia had never been there for class. Maybe she had been there only for Judy. It was a mystery, but isn't life filled with them?

Judy sat down at her desk and reached for her notebook. She had a story to write.

Fourth Deadly Sin: Wrath


According to the dictionary: feminine noun, from the Latin Ira. Choler, anger, indignation, rage, desire for revenge.

For the Catholic Church
: Wrath is not only against others, but can turn back against someone who lets hate sow seeds in his heart. In this case usually he is led to suicide. We need to understand that punishment and its imposition belong to God.

In “Verba Seniorum” (The Word of the Ancients
): Two wise men who lived in the same chapel in the Sahara desert, chatted one day: “Let’s fight so that we don’t become disassociated from the human being, or we will end up not understanding properly the passions that torture him", said one of them.

"I don’t know how to begin a fight".

"Well, we will do the following: I am putting this brick here in the middle, and you say to me: it’s mine. I will answer: no, this brick is mine. Then we will begin arguing and we will end up fighting".

And so they did. One said that the brick was his. The other argued, saying it was not. “Don’t let’s waste time over this, keep this brick," said the first. “Your idea for a fight was not very good. When we perceive that we have an immortal soul, it is impossible to fight over things".

In a laboratory study
: Janice Williams followed up for six years 13,000 men and women aged between 45 and 64 years and, basing herself on their behavior, discovered that people who get intensely irritated, and frequently, have three times more chances of having a heart attack than those that face adversities more serenely (Williams, 2000).

That happens because, at each episode of Anger, the organism releases an extra load of adrenalin in the bloodstream. The high concentration of adrenalin raises the number of heartbeats and, at the same time, makes the blood vessels narrower, raising blood pressure. The repetition of such episodes may give rise to two problems usually associated to the heart attack: alteration of the heart rate and a sudden dilation of fatty deposits that might be in the arteries.(Source: Ballone G.J. – Anger and Hate, negative emotions)

In popular Brazilian music
: While there is strength in my heart I don’t want anything else/ Just revenge! Revenge! Revenge! Crying out to the saints / You have to roll like the stones that roll on the road / without ever having a place of your own to be able to rest in. Lupicínio Rodrigues)

In the words of William Blake
: I was angry with my friend: I mentioned this to him, and the anger went. I was angry with my enemy: I didn’t mention it to him, and the anger increased.

On hate for foreigners (xenophobia)
: “All Western countries are infiltrated by Moslems. Some of them are even able to talk amiably, while they wait for the moment to kill us. They say that the events of September 11 (2001) happened because of a shock of civilizations. That is a lie: a shock of civilizations calls for two distinct civilizations and that is not the case. There is only one civilization: ours. “ (Statements made by the leaders of the Danish People’s Party - – DPP – sowing the seeds of hate and the new Fascism, which Europe and the entire world are watching grow without taking serious steps)

Comment from the Tao Te King
: All weapons are instruments of evil and are absolutely not the instruments of the wise prince. He uses them only when urged by necessity. Calm and repose are what he appreciates; victory by the force of weapons is undesirable for him

Considering it necessary is a sign that the man takes pleasure in killing other men, and he who takes pleasure in that killing may not run an empire.

When we want to weaken someone, we should first strengthen him. If we want to defeat him, we must first raise him. If we intend to deprive him, we must first give him presents. This is what is called subtle discernment.

Thus, the submissive and the weak will conquer the tough and strong.

(next: Gluttony)

"The Witch of Portobello" will be released in the UK on 4/23/07 and in India on 4/18/07. If you wish to read the Q&A with the author and soon the first chapters of the book, click here. The book will be released in the United States in May of 2007."

www.warriorofthelight.comCopyright @ 2007 by Paulo Coelho  


Your future is a big adventure.
Prepare for your future, don't live in the past.
Savor your good memories,
use any bad ones as lessons in life.

Carve out a niche for yourself in your imagined future.
Think, feel and see yourself as successful.
To achieve any goal in life, you need to project your end result.
Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy you'll feel.
Carry these ecstatic feelings with you every day
and they'll bring your desired goals into view.

Sooner or later, you can win if you think you can.
The cards you are dealt in life
are less important than the way you play them.
Every day you're offered a new deal and new cards.

Success is in your future if you're willing to work for it.


©2006 by Max Steingart
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You're in control of your life to the degree that you make decisions.
It's your life. You decide what you're going to do with it.
If you don't run your own life, someone else will.

To control the outcome of anything,
you control the action at the point of decision making.
If you let others make decisions for you, you give up control.
When you control the decisions, you control the actions.

Take charge of your life,
so there is no longer a need to ask permission of others.
When you ask permission,
you are giving someone veto power over your life.

Only you are responsible for your life.
Make your own decisions.


©2006 by Max Steingart
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Reflections on effort

The anxious student asked the Zen master how long to enlightenment. The Zen Master answered a long time, at least 10 years. The student said, "Well I will work twice as hard." The Zen master said, "Then it will take 20 years." "No!" said the committed student, "I will work three times as hard." "Well then," said the Zen master, "it will take 30 years."

Do you need to work at being spiritual? No. You already are spiritual. Do you need to work at being human? No. That’s just who you are.

The spiritual path doesn’t require us to get anything. It’s a process of opening to new dimensions of who we already are. It’s a process of awakening to our own truth. It’s a process of allowing ourselves to be authentic.

"It is not by your actions that you will be saved, but by your being."

-- Meister Eckhart

"People ask what must they become to be loving. The answer is ‘nothing.’ It is a process of letting go of what you thought you had become and allowing your true nature to float to the surface naturally."

-- Stephen Levine

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Levels of consciousness

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind."

-- William James

Here is one perspective on levels of consciousness and some descriptive words to help us identify the differences:

Not conscious - instinctual, follower
Subconscious - habitual, robotic, reactive
Conscious - aware, intelligent, conceptual, reflective
Superconscious - intuitive, guiding, truthful, loving, universal

Reflect on how you typically move through your day. As we use our minds more consciously, we open up to the superconsciousness.

"Utilizing your conscious mind to direct the subconscious mind to enter into communication and harmony with the universal mind is the secret of personal power."

-- Delfin Knowledge System

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If you want to be successful you can start any time.
Your only true failure lies in the failure to start.
The reason why so little is ever done,
is generally because so little is attempted.

The great thing is the start.
To see an opportunity and to pursue it.
Even though in the beginning,
you're not totally sure of all the answers to your questions.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
Don't wait to overcome all your possible objections before you start,
or nothing will ever be attempted.

If you can get up the courage to begin,
you have the courage to succeed.


©2006 by Max Steingart
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Give to yourself first

"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do."

-- Epictetus

Do you want more in your life? More love? More happiness? More money? More satisfaction? Then explore how you can BE more.

In the Delfin Knowledge System, Leslie Fieger advises, "You can have more when you are willing to give more. You must begin this process by giving more to yourself. Give yourself more time; give yourself more attention; give yourself more love; give yourself more of what you want. Then decide how to offer the more that you are (and have) to the world and you will receive even more back in return."

"Let the waters settle
you will see stars and moon
mirrored in your Being."

-- Rumi

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"Feeling is the language that speaks
to the Divine Matrix (the Universe).
Feel as though your goal is accomplished
and your prayer is already answered"
~Gregg Braden (from his new book The Divine Matrix) 


If you want to be successful you can start any time.
Your only true failure lies in the failure to start.
The reason why so little is ever done,
is generally because so little is attempted.

The great thing is the start.
To see an opportunity and to pursue it.
Even though in the beginning,
you're not totally sure of all the answers to your questions.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
Don't wait to overcome all your possible objections before you start,
or nothing will ever be attempted.

If you can get up the courage to begin,
you have the courage to succeed.


©2006 by Max Steingart
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Everyone who got where they are had to begin where they were.
Your opportunity for success is right in front of you.

To attain success or to reach your goal,
don't worry about having all the answers in advance.
You just need to have a clear idea of your goal and move toward it.

Don't procrastinate when faced with a difficult problem.
Break your problems into parts and handle one part at a time.

Develop a tendency toward action.
You can make something happen today.
Break your big plan for success into small steps
and take the first step right away.

Success starts with a first step.


©2006 by Max Steingart
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"Words have the power to destroy or heal. When words are both
true and kind, they can change our world."

Today's tip is built around a true story, made famous after appearing in the first 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' book. It was written by Sister Helen P. Mrosla, and it has a profound impact on me every time I read it. I'll share my thoughts with you about why that is after you've read it as well...

All Good Things
He was in the first third grade class I taught at Saint Mary's
School in Morris, Minn. All 34 of my students were dear to me,
but Mark Eklund was one in a million. Very neat in appearance,
but had that happy-to-be-alive attitude that made even his
occasional mischievousness delightful.

Mark talked incessantly. I had to remind him again and again
that talking without permission was not acceptable. What
impressed me so much, though, was his sincere response every
time I had to correct him for misbehaving - "Thank you for
correcting me, Sister!" I didn't know what to make of it at
first, but before long I became accustomed to hearing it many
times a day.

One morning my patience was growing thin when Mark talked once
too often, and then I made a novice-teacher's mistake. I looked
at Mark and said, "If you say one more word, I am going to tape
your mouth shut!" It wasn't ten seconds later when Chuck
blurted out; "Mark is talking again." I hadn't asked any of the
students to help me watch Mark, but since I had stated the
punishment in front of the class, I had to act on it.

I remember the scene as if it had occurred this morning. I
walked to my desk, very deliberately opened my drawer and took
out a roll of masking tape. Without saying a word, I proceeded
to Mark's desk, tore off two pieces of tape and made a big X
with them over his mouth. I then returned to the front of the
room. As I glanced at Mark to see how he was doing, he winked at
me. That did it! I started laughing. The class cheered as I
walked back to Mark's desk, removed the tape, and shrugged my
shoulders. His first words were, "Thank you for correcting me,

At the end of the year, I was asked to teach junior-high math.
The years flew by, and before I knew it Mark was in my classroom
again. He was more handsome than ever and just as polite. Since
he had to listen carefully to my instruction in the new math,
he did not talk as much in ninth grade as he had in third.

One Friday, things just didn't feel right. We had worked hard on
a new concept all week and I sensed that the students were
frowning, frustrated with themselves - and edgy with one
another. I had to stop this crankiness before it got out of
hand. So I asked them to list the names of the other students in
the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each

Then I asked them to think of the nicest thing they could say
about each of their classmates and write it down. It took the
remainder of the class period to finish their assignment, and as
the students left the room, each one handed me the papers.
Charlie smiled. Mark said, "Thank you for teaching me, Sister.
Have a good weekend."

That Saturday, I wrote down the name of each student on a
separate sheet of paper, and I listed what everyone else had
said about that individual. On Monday I gave each student his or
her list. Before long, the entire class was smiling. "Really?"
I heard whispered. I never knew that meant anything to anyone!"
"I didn't know others liked me so much." No one ever mentioned
those papers in class again. I never knew if they discussed
them after class or with their parents, but it didn't matter.
The exercise had accomplished its purpose. The students were
happy with themselves and one another again.

That group of students moved on. Several years later, after I
returned from vacation, my parents met me at the airport. As we
were driving home, Mother asked me the usual questions about
the trip - the weather, my experiences in general. There was a
lull in the conversation. Mother gave Dad a side-ways glance and
simply says, "Dad"?" My father cleared his throat as he usually
did before saying something important. "The Eklunds called last
night," he began. "Really?" I said. "I haven't heard from them
in years. I wonder how Mark is." Dad responded quietly. "Mark
was killed in Vietnam," he said. "The funeral is tomorrow, and
his parents would like it if you could attend."

To this day I can still point to the exact spot on I-494 where
Dad told me about Mark. I had never seen a serviceman in a
military coffin before. Mark looked so handsome, so mature. All
I could think at that moment was, "Mark, I would give all the
masking tape in the world if only you would talk to me".

The church was packed with Mark's friends. Chuck's sister sang
"The Battle Hymn of the Republic." Why did it have to rain on
the day of the funeral? It was difficult enough at the
graveside. The pastor said the usual prayers, and the bugler
played taps. One by one those who loved Mark took a last walk by
the coffin and sprinkled it with holy water. I was the last one
to bless the coffin.

As I stood there, one of the soldiers who acted as pallbearer
came up to me. "Were you Mark's math teacher?" he asked. I
nodded as I continued to stare at the coffin. "Mark talked about
you a lot," he said.

After the funeral, most of Mark's former classmates headed to
Chuck's farmhouse for lunch. Mark's mother and father were
there, obviously waiting for me. "We want to show you
something," his father said, taking a wallet out of his pocket.
"They found this on Mark when he was killed. We thought you
might recognize it."

Opening the billfold, he carefully removed two worn pieces of
notebook paper that had obviously been taped, folded and
refolded many times. I knew without looking that the papers were
the ones on which I had listed all the good things each of
Mark's classmates had said about him. "Thank you so much for
doing that," Mark's mother said. "As you can see, Mark treasured

Mark's classmates started to gather around us. Charlie smiled
rather sheepishly and said, "I still have my list. It's in the
top drawer of my desk at home." Chuck's wife said, "Chuck asked
me to put his in our wedding album." "I have mine too," Marilyn
said. "It's in my diary." Then Vicki, another classmate,
reached into her pocketbook took out her wallet and showed her
worn and frazzled list to the group. "I carry this with me at
all times," Vicki said without batting an eyelash. "I think we
all saved our lists."

That's when I finally sat down and cried. I cried for Mark and
for all his friends who would never see him again.


There are many obvious reasons that this story touches my heart
- it is about life and death, friendship and love. It is about
having a teacher and mentor who cares for you above and beyond
the call of duty - who loves you absolutely and believes in you
and your ability to create a life worth living.

But what gets to me beyond all that is the profound simplicity
of what Sister Helen did. She impacted those kids lives (and
mine as well) not through 'clever classroom techniques' or
ramrod discipline but through an understanding of one simple

*One kind word rightly used can heal a lifetime of pain.*

That's a power we all have inside us - to use our words in ways
that uplift, encourage, challenge and heal. To speak in a way
that catalyzes possibility when people are stuck in limitation
and evokes love, care and kindness in the midst of the chaos of
every day life.

Today's experiment is a simple one:

*Tell someone you love what it is that you love about them
*Tell someone you care about that you believe in them
*Tell a complete stranger something nice that you notice about

In the words of William Makepeace Thackeray:

"Never lose a chance of saying a kind word."

With love,


You have the power to do things you never dreamed possible.
This power becomes available to you
as soon as you change your beliefs.
If you did all the things you're capable of doing,
you would literally amaze yourself.

You know what you are today,
but not what you may become tomorrow.
Look at things as you want them to be,
and then make those things happen.
You don't know what you can do until you try.

You can do anything you wish to do,
have anything you wish to have,
be anything you wish to be.

Never say never.


©2006 by Max Steingart
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The Outrageous Power of The Blue Room

Would you like to effortlessly manifest something FABULOUS into your life from "out of the blue"?  People often think that it's miraculous or unexplainable when something shows up that they desired for no apparent reason at all.  The truth is that science and spirituality are finally coming back together (after being separated over 500 years ago) to reveal the greatest secret in history.  These quantum scientists of today are now proving that we are all truly powerful manifesting beings...naturally!  Recent studies in Quantum physics have proven two important facts:

1. Every subatomic particle of energy/matter in the Universe is connected to every other particle by a kind of holographic energetic matrix.

2. You can change the behavior of these quantum particles by directing your attention, feelings, and thoughts.

This means that when you see and feel something happening in one part of the Universe, you are actually directly impacting the energetic particles in another part of the Universe!  This happens because everything is energetically connected.  You are always impacting the quantum particles around you, the real question is...are you projecting these particles onto the thoughts of what you want or don't want? 

"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."  ~Albert Einstein

We've found that it is much easier to manifest one's desires through entering this energetic matrix of the Universe by meeting in an etheric room found within the deepest levels of your inner world.  This is a brilliant cobalt blue room filled with light, where souls meet to come to an aligned state and create new agreements here on Earth.  When people say that something just manifested for them "out of the blue", this is exactly where it is being manifested from!  Perhaps you want to establish a more empowering relationship with someone you already know, attract a new person into your life to be part of a business deal, or get your boss to agree to promote you at work.  You can manifest whatever experience or thing you desire in your life, especially if it seems far-fetched!  Yes, through aligning with your higher mind, anything is possible!

How does the Blue Room work?  Every time that you visit the Blue Room and deeply feel that an agreement has been made with another person, you start to actually allow it to manifest into the physical world.  This is from the power of your energy field, and the inner-connectedness of all matter.  In fact, when you make a new agreement in inner world of the Blue Room, you are energetically shifting the subatomic particles around you AND this other person.  Then, these quantum particles (that make up all matter) start sending out a NEW energetic code to the Universe which "educates" the Universe to magnetize this positive new agreement and experience back to you! 

The key to creating outrageous outcomes in your life depends on the vibrational state at which your body-mind is vibrating at.  The positive energy and vibrations available in the blue room are FAR beyond that which you'll find on Earth.   The light etheric blue energy that emanates from this truly magical place is very healing, inspiring and powerful.  The blue light automatically improves the current of energy flowing through your body/mind, which in turn opens up any situations that may be stuck in your life.  This room is full of some of the highest vibrations in the Universe, and allows you to access tremendous feelings of abundance, joy, and empowerment.  When you step into the blue room you'll automatically feel lighter, more abundant and free!  This in turn improves your mind-body's overall vibration and attitude.   It is the most effective place for creating manifestations in the physical world.

"Imagination creates reality... Man is all imagination!" ~Neville

The empowering freeing feelings that you'll find in your blue room are the secret to manifesting new agreements with people you currently know like your spouse or parents.  These expansive feelings also will start attracting new people into your life to complete business or personal transactions like selling a home.  The reason we even need to visit the blue room at all is because many of us were taught as children to believe that we all function independently of each other, and that we have little ability to influence other people's behaviors, especially complete strangers that we have never met.   The truth is that our presence, thoughts, and feelings ALWAYS influence the energy field around us, impacting everybody that we consciously or unconsciously meet.  Yes, you have the power to shape-shift people's lives and attract influential people to help you out.  If you can help them create what they want, they will help you manifest what you want!

"You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want."  ~Zig Ziglar

We understand that it can be challenging to focus the mind in one consistent direction for any length of time, so we have created a manifesting meditation to assist you in finding and entering the Blue Room.  This 24 minute guided audio journey will take you into your inner world to discover your own Blue Room!  Here you can create new empowering agreements with others that will soon manifest into the physical world.  By experiencing this powerful manifesting technology you will be able to effortlessly attract a specific amount of money, a new relationship, or the physical situation that you desire into your life! 

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Many abundant blessings to you,
Margot Zaher & Jafree Ozwald


"Consciousness is discovered in a state of no-thinking. Being so
utterly silent that not even a single thought moves as a disturbance.
In that silence you discover your very being. It is as vast as the
sky! And to know it is really to know something worthwhile; otherwise
all your knowledge is garbage. Your knowledge may be useful,
utilitarian, but it is not going to help you transform your being. It
cannot bring you fulfillment, to contentment, to enlightenment, to
the point where you can say, "I have come home."