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From The Desk Of Joe Rumbolo April 2007
Every ONE is talking about it. THE SECRET! I'm sure by now that many of you have read the book, heard the audio CD and/or seen the DVD.
With over one million DVD's sold and countless viewings at New Thought
venues and fairs, it seems that it would have been hard to miss, but if you
have not read, heard or seen it, then perhaps you have heard about it on
Oprah, Nightline, Larry King Live or some other television program.
I am thrilled that the intensive marketing of these "Secret" products has knocked on the door of the everyday person and has brought this to mainstream awareness. Of course, you know that "The Secret" IS NOT a secret at all. It has never been a secret. The Universal Law Of Attraction has always been with us. It is, after all, a Universal Law! The other thing is that as powerful and enlightening as the book, CD and DVD seem to be to some people, these presentations of what is called "The Secret" fall considerably short of what it really is and how it really works. In some instances, this short-fall could actually be dangerous to some people.
The case in point is the lady who was interviewed who had breast
cancer and who (to paraphrase her) said she did nothing but focus on her
health and wholeness (no chemo, no radiation) and think positive
thoughts and in three months she was cancer free. Is this possible…of
course it is. Is this dangerous…Of Course It Is! Bob Proctor,
one of the people featured in "The Secret" recently said on the
television program "Nightline" (and I paraphrase) that if he was
diagnosed with cancer, he would do everything that he could possibly do to
become cancer free, including traditional medicine, alternative medicine,
meditation, visualization, focusing on his desire of health and thinking
positive thoughts. What he is saying is that "The Secret" can
be part of the solution and it may not be the only or the whole
solution. The first problem is that this was not made clear in the
presentation by the spokespeople. The second problem occurs when people
only hear what they want to hear, sinking their teeth into the
sensationalism of it all, and/or they are not given the whole story. After a
ninety-four minute viewing of the DVD, many are left thinking that all they
have to do is pull rabbits out of a hat!
"The Secret" tells us to focus on our desires and think
positive thoughts and by doing this, we will attract our desires no matter
what they are...we can have whatever we want by thinking and focusing…See
it; believe it; receive it. Well, that's a great little
"catch-phrase" and it is a fairly good start but there is so much
more to it than just that!
After intensively working with The Universal Law Of Attraction for the past five years (since before the book was published and the CD and DVD were produced and released) and facilitating this information one-on-one in private sessions and in seminar/workshops across the U. S., in Canada and worldwide via telephone, there is much more to this than thinking and focusing and much more than just a presentation of information and principles. Although it is important to know the information and principles of the Law Of Attraction and it is important to focus on your desires and think positive thoughts, just knowing this is nothing more than discussion group fodder.
There Are Tools and most importantly, THERE ARE THE MECHCANICS of how these tools work and How They Can Work For You. If you don't know what to do, how to do it and/or why you're doing it, you might as well just be sitting around with that group of friends oo-ing, ah-ing and woo-woo-ing about what some believe is the recent discovery of some really wonderful, hidden, information.
While discussion groups can be fun and educational, my questions are always this:
So…now that you have this information…
I don't think that these "Secret" products have gone far enough and I also know that I am not the only person that has that thought…and/or feeling. I have received a good number of calls and emails regarding this take on the topic.
Another thing is that when I first saw the movie, I wondered, "With the exception of about fifteen seconds of Neale Donald Walsch in the DVD, WHERE ARE THE BIG GUYS? Where is Dr. Wayne Dyer; where is Deepak Chopra; what happened to Esther and Jerry Hicks? The Hicks' have been doing this work for over twenty years; they were in the original version of the DVD; why did they leave? Is/was there an issue of integrity somehow looming in the background and if there is such an issue, with whom is it?"
Something is not resonating with me; in fact, there is a lot here that
is not resonating with me. Where did the author and producer of the DVD,
Rhonda Byrne, go? Just shortly after her appearance on Oprah with
several of the other "Secret" people, it seems as though she went
underground, for some reason or another, and is just now re-emerging. Why
did she disappear? Is it possible that the incompleteness of the DVD
caused the kitchen to get too hot?
Upon her reemergence, the announcement was made that there will be a "SECRET II" DVD. How far will this new segment go? Will it facilitate mechanics or will it be yet another paid commercial for the participants, just like the first one? Will it be another 94 minutes of pulling rabbits out of a hat, OR, Will People Be Informed And Finally Realize That They MUST TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION…That They Must Do Their Own Work…THAT THEY MUST TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN HEALING!?! These "Secret" people know this. Why was this not addressed, if for no other reason than as a sneak preview of a coming attraction? How this is presented in "THE SECRET II" remains to be seen.
It really is kind of amazing though, to hear my mom and her card club friends, all in their 80's, sitting around on a Friday night, playing their favorite card game, snacking on home made pizza, while discussing THE SECRET!
A couple of months ago when the subject first came up, the Friday night gang had gotten together for cards on a Sunday afternoon. For the menu that day, instead of pizza, the ladies decided on pasta, sauce and meatballs, all home made and topped with imported Romano cheese. I popped in to say Hello and one of the ladies asked me, "Joe, have you ever heard of this thing called THE SECRET?" I told them that not only have I heard of it, but the Law Of Attraction was a large part of the work that I do, so as they drew cards and threw them onto the pile in the middle of the table, they asked questions about the Law Of Attraction and how it works, as I settled in to discuss this work and enjoy the meal that I had only been visualizing and thinking about, just the day before, not knowing how or where it would show up. I must say that it was exciting to think that if these Sicilian ladies, who all grew up together "On The Hill" (the Italian section of St. Louis) knew about THE SECRET, at least the word was out and that was a start, no matter how incomplete the DVD presentation was, in my opinion.
As an afterthought, I was just sitting here thinking about something that someone had said to me about three years ago about the Law Of Attraction, after having just listened to a live channel through and of someone. The person called to tell me that the information that had just been given, blew the Law Of Attraction out of the water!!! Again…I Was Told That This NEW Information BLEW THE LAW OF ATTRACTION OUT OF THE WATER! This so-called NEW information had to do with working with your imagination.
First of all, we're talking about a Universal Law…Blow It Out Of The Water? I had to laugh!
Secondly, using the imagination is a major part of working with the Law Of Attraction.
Here we are three years later and a movie has been made about this Universal Law, no matter how inept or incomplete I think it may be or how inept or incomplete it actually is. It does not seem as though it has been blown out of the water yet and I don't expect that to happen anytime soon. It does seem as though the presence, the importance and the workability of this Universal Law has been reinforced.
As an aside, I must say that this same person who has made a number of such outlandish statements to me, along with a couple others of similar ilk, have been among some of my best teachers in this lifetime.
There are some teachers, who impart information and knowledge, that when nurtured properly can become wisdom. These same teachers can show a person what to do and how to be and I am thankful and grateful for every one of them who has shown up in my life.
On the other hand, there are other teachers (who are usually unaware that they are teaching) who are equally as extraordinary in showing us what NOT to do and who NOT to be! I am thankful and grateful for all of them, too. We can learn and grow from associations with both.
There are times when I just must have my say, no matter how unpopular it may seem and there have been many times when My Flavor Of The Truth is not what you would call mainstream. That is why I felt that it was time to express my views about "The Secret." I am not usually the kind of person who hops on the band wagon just because there are a bunch of people hopping on the band wagon. There are times when such "band wagon hops" appear to be very lemming-like, to me. (A Lemming is any of various small, thickset rodents, especially of the genus Lemmus, inhabiting northern regions and known for periodic mass migrations that sometimes end in drowning.) A lemming will follow the leader and/or the lemming in front of himself…blindly…off the edge of a cliff or into the ocean, to its death. This is what lemmings do.
So…are you a lemming, parroting the truth of your guru de jour, or do you trust yourself enough to honestly discern what resonates with you, to honestly discern your own truth and if you can honestly discern your own truth, Do You Have The Courage To Speak It, even if it goes against the "band wagon" truth?
I am thankful and grateful to have the opportunity to express my flavor of the truth through this venue.
If it is your choice, feel free to tell your friends about HealingTheUniverse.
Your questions and comments are always welcome. You may contact me at Joe@HealingTheUniverse.com.
and Pack Light!
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THE CLEAR VIBRATION™ April 2007 Installment # 50
Dearest Warriors of the Light…
We are thankful and grateful to be here once again, having the ear of those who are called Human and of all throughout the Universe. With that, we have only one point to make this time, for your discernment.
Do you know the mechanics of a hot air balloon? How does this thing work? What causes it to fly? It is a very simple process, so please, do your best to not make it more complex than it needs to be. Our good friend Kryon reminds us, Don't Think Like A Human, so we suggest that you keep it simple and just follow along.
You have a large balloon attached to a basket. At the bottom of the balloon at the opening, there is a device to heat the air in the balloon.
Here is how it works: Turn up the heat of the heating device. It, in turn, heats up the air in the balloon. The temperature of the air in the balloon rises causing the air to be lighter. The balloon inflates. Turn up the heat more; the temperature of the air in the balloon rises even more; the air becomes even lighter; the balloon lifts the basket off the ground…it ascends. Turn up the heat more and the next thing you know, the balloon is flying through the air.
When the balloon pilot wants to land, he deprives the air in the balloon of heat. The temperature of this air becomes cooler and thus, heavier, and the balloon descends, until it finally lands.
A-SCEND; A-SCENSION…Warmer, Less Dense, Lighter, moving from a lower level to a higher level, rising.
DE-SCEND; DE-SCENSION…Cooler, More dense, Heavier, moving from a higher level to a lower level!
In The Beginning…
When your planet, the board on which your game was to be played, was created, it was a huge flaming, gaseous, hot rock, much too hot to support that which was to become Human life. So that it could eventually support the life forms that would be a part of and play this game, it had to cool off. As this gaseous, hot rock…the third rock from the sun…became cooler, it also became more dense, more solid, heavier, an entity of lower vibration.
Now let us take a look at you, prior to each incarnation. You are a frisky, weightless ball of high vibrational energy, zipping around the Universe. In order to incarnate, become Human and have a Human experience on your game board each time, you have had to lower your vibration and become heavier and more dense…and here you are…occupying this heavy, dense Human body of lower vibration on this heavy, dense planet of lower vibration called Earth. This is not a bad thing. This is what has been necessary to have the Human Experience that you have chosen to have, but things are changing. As you have moved forward evolving as Humans, both as a species and spiritually, you have moved toward what you call ascension.
Ascension, this warmer, less dense, lighter, moving from a lower level to a higher level…this rising…is available to everyone. Yes, it is available to everyone, those who appear to be doing the work and are spiritually evolved; those who do not appear to be doing the work and do not appear to be spiritually evolved; those who appear to be spiritual elitists and those who are the everyday person.
For hundreds…thousands…of years, ascension has been presented as a destination: Wow! Can't wait until we ascend to that place where everything will be airy-fairy-woo-woo-awesome!
Ascension is not a destination; It Is A Journey.
It has not only been presented as a destination, but as a destination for only certain, special people. It could be equated to pledging a fraternity or sorority or some other kind of club membership. We are not going to spend a lot of time on this. Suffice it to say what we have said all along: Nobody Goes Until EVERYBODY Goes. You could be at the head of the class, the most airy-fairy, the most woo-woo, the most awesome, the most spiritually evolved/spiritual elitist person on the planet, standing on the top rung of the ladder and you are going nowhere until everyone else is ready to go. You/We are all in this together so instead of focusing on how much better or more special than everyone else you are, you may just want to consider helping others to ascend the ladder with you. Is further explanation necessary?
The Balloon, In The Beginning and Ascension; why are we talking about these things and what do they have to do with each other? We'll get to that in a minute.
NOW…let us add Global Warming to the mix and discuss that.
Global warming is real. The temperature of your planet is increasing. The ice caps are melting and the weather patterns are changing in a destructive way. One question for sure is, "What is the real cause?" but the greater question would be "What Is The Purpose Of This Global Warming, If Any?"
It is not necessary to take up time setting this all up and explaining specifically what is causing the warming. It is a combination of environmental occurrences, many of which are avoidable or at least can be decreased through various conservation efforts and others of which are not avoidable, for instance, the flatulence of cows and thus the methane that they introduce into the atmosphere. Another variable is that the temperature of your Sun is increasing. Duh! The temperature of your Sun increases, the temperature of your planet increases. Add these together and you have global warming. Yes, efforts can be made to curb the rise in the planet's temperature and we are not advocating that you NOT do this but what we are saying is that you may want to consider the possibility that there is purpose in this global warming, other than the negative view of the extinction of life on your planet as you know it. There is a positive viewpoint. It is called Ascension…Yes…ASCENSION.
Purpose In Global Warming
Could there actually be purpose in global warming? Well…Yes, of course, there could be purpose in global warming.
Let us recapitulate. In the beginning, your planet was a huge flaming, gaseous, hot rock, much too hot to support Human life. To be able to support your game and the life forms that would be playing the game, the planet had to become cooler, lowering its vibration, becoming heavier and more dense. To incarnate, you, the wispy ball of energy had to lower your vibration, become heavier and more dense and put on the veil. Do you notice the similarities here?
The journey of Ascension is about moving from what is perceived to be a lower level to what is perceived to be a higher level. It makes sense then, in moving from the perception of lower to higher, that you would do the opposite of what you did to move from higher to lower.
As you do your work, dumping and healing mental, physical, emotional and spiritual baggage from this life time and also from past lives, causing you to become lighter, with your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual bodies being pushed and pulled and stretched to accommodate new energy, the planet is doing the same thing in its own way. It is purging and that includes population who have agreed to make their transition at this time to assist in this process. As the planet purges and its temperature rises, it becomes lighter, just like the air in the balloon, causing it to rise…causing it To Ascend.
We are not saying to disregard ecologically sound choices and decisions but we are asking that you consider the possibility that there is purpose. We are suggesting that you not beat each other up about this and attempt to place blame, but instead, for you to work together to make responsible choices.
Until next time, WE ARE ONE and we express to you our most heartfelt thanks and gratitude for the opportunity to present this information to you for your discernment.
ALL OF THIS IS YOURS FOR THE TAKING.
TAKE ALL OF IT. TAKE SOME OF IT. TAKE NONE OF IT.
We ask only that you…
Spread The Light
DO NOT FORGET TO BREATHE!
YOU ARE GOD, and So Is Everyone Else.
We reluctantly leave you at this time but before we go, please allow us to reveal ourselves:
All along, it has been Me talking to YOU; You talking to Me; You talking to You; and Me Talking to Myself…no mystery, no mystique.
From the beginning it has been Us talking to Ourselves.
I AM Joseph…I AM the Sentinel…I AM the Human
I AM You
WE ARE ONE
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