How much do I want to read more? 7/10
I rarely found such promising book after reading the first 5 pages. The promise is, through a synthesis of philosophy, religion, science, psychology and success course, to transform your thoughts that are the atoms of your life, and hence, to transform yourself for the better.
Next, the book gets a bit weird. One of the premise is that every person's experience contains as much positive as negative, and we're only fooling ourselves seeing only one side of the same coin. Then he pursue that, recognizing this balance in everything creates light and love.
Emotions like sadness and happiness, hope and despair are lies in that they're only half of the same reality. And seeing this reality as a whole is pure love.
I have wanted to improve my ability to deal with the profound suffering of my patients.
I search, feeling like an archeologist looking for and connecting pieces of wisdom and understanding.
The Collapse Process allows individuals to be fully responsible for themselves and to experience their magnificence. It has been the greatest shift in paradigm that I have encountered.
Our thoughts. similar to these cells, get deformed with dysfunctional thoughts, feelings, or beliefs. The Collapse Process transforms thoughts, beliefs, and feelings that were once deformed or dysfunctional into thoughts that are in perfect symmetry and order. As we transform our thoughts, we transform our feelings and transform our life.
This book belongs to a new generation. It is a gift to the new millennium.
-- Blanca Diez
We do not walk alone
I see that during the most difficult times of my life, I was alone. I don't understand why you would leave me when I needed you most.
My precious child, you are always in my heart, and I would not desert you in your times of trial and difficulty. When you saw only one set of footprints in the sand, it was then that I carried you.
-- Mary Stevenson
It's a paradox, but those who seek God most are the ones who most deny God's presence. They go off on a quest to find divinity, and at the end, they look back and realize it was here all along.
This book has been written to help you break through whatever barriers may be keeping you from experiencing your true and enlightened nature.
What you're about to read is the synthesis of my 29 years of research and 24 years of clinical experience as a chiropractor, healer, and professional teacher.
You are about to embark on an experience that has never been put into this form before, and I promise that the time and effort devoted to it will be repaid a thousandfold.
Chapter One - The essence of Life
When a man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.
-- Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Every single one of us has greatness and immortal genius inside.
We may have positive and negative opinions about the various people and events in our lives, but in truth, they all play a perfect role in unfolding our destiny and making us who we are.
When you follow your inspirations and intuition, you grow in self-worth and potential, as well as toward your true capabilities.
Those inklings are messages; they are links to the highest source of wisdom available to you.
Due to the various beliefs and philosophies in the world, many people go through life thinking that they're less than perfect. somehow dysfunctional, no matter how successfulthey may be.
n a deep and profound way, you will know how magnificent you are and how much you contribute to the world, just as you are now.
Everyone wants to love and be loved, to appreciate and be appreciated. and everyone wants to live his or her dreams.
Science and Religion
We've been given an extraordinary gift. Of all the places in the universe that we've explored, we've never come across anything more magnificent than the human body, brain, and spirit.
Have you ever read or listened to something and gotten tears in your eyes and felt inspired? Those tears are an infallible clue that something meaningful and important for you is being revealed. Don't ignore these times—keep a log of those moments, those insights and tears, and you will find a story being told by your intuitive spirit, a story linked to your destiny.
The more I investigated the principles of the universe, the more inspired and certain I became. I discovered some of the same laws and patterns underlying all the different fields—from the many arts and sciences, to the various religions and philosophies of life. These patterns stand the test of time. They awaken us to our truest and highest potential, and they are the foundation of The Breakthrough Experience.
Gratitude Is the Key
I was almost four years old, "Son, before you go to sleep tonight, make sure you count your blessings."
When we see the underlying patterns and order in the universe, we come to an illuminating state of gratitude. Every time we're grateful for the extraordinary architectural creation called our being, our body, and our life, we take another step toward manifesting our greatest potential and fulfilling our true and ingenious destiny on this planet.
The universe bestows its gifts where they're most appreciated.
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
-- Eric Hoffer
It's what you experience when you see the perfect equilibrium or divine order in any area of your life.
rue gratitude is a quiet state of poise and inner calm where you're truly thankful, where you sense the divine order and wouldn't want anything to change.
The Journey Begins
At the age of 14, I told my father, "I'm going to California to go surfing, Dad."
he prepared a notarized letter saying, "My son is not a runaway. He's not a vagrant. He's a boy with a dream."
My First Mentor
all of a sudden, for the very first time, my inner voice spoke to me. It told me to bark!
so I just went along with it and started to bark, "Ruff! Ruff! Raaarrrruff!" and lo and behold, the cowboys got out of my way.
For the first time, I learned that if I trusted my intuition, amazing things would happen.
"never judge a book by its cover, you probably think I'm a bum. But let me tell you a little secret. I'm one of the wealthiest men in America."
A year ago, someone very dear to me passed away, and when she went, I reflected on my life and thought, I have everything except one experience. What's it like to have nothing, and to live on the streets?
"You learn how to read, boy. You learn how to read, 'cause there's only two things that the world can't take away from you: your love and your wisdom."
Everything that happens is a vital part of the divine order that. Leibniz, Einstein, St. Augustine, and most of the great minds understood.
Even the most terrible events always contain hidden blessings. The masters know this great truth and remain undisturbed by events, while those of lesser wisdom swing from elation to depression as they move through positive and negative experiences on their way to understanding.
Perceived voids create values; we are programmed to seek whatever we think is missing the most.
Although I didn't know it at the time, the "tragedy" of my learning difficulties and dyslexia set me free to follow my dreams and meet extraordinary people who would guide my life.
I discovered an irresistible desire to achieve what I was told I would never do. I was told I would never read, write, or communicate, yet today I spend more than 300 days a year traveling the world doing exactly that.
Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing, and even greater wisdom recognizes that blessings can also trigger a crisis.
When you know that bad things aren't so terrible and good things aren't so terrific, you can be quietly grateful for whatever occurs.
All things are balanced, and when you know it, you remain true to yourself rather than being driven by your hopes and fears. You stay present on your path.
When you buy into the fantasy of better and worse, seeking the illusion of greener pastures, you're never present, or satisfied with your life the way it is. You think, Someday I'll find a way to let my wife and children know how much I really love them. Someday when things are better, I'll start that business, take that trip, or write that hook. You live on Someday Isle, which doesn't exist.
Napoleon Hill, the author of Think and Grow Rich, once said, "Don't look for opportunities in the far distances of space and time, but embrace them right where you are, because where you are already has the perfection and the balance." Right this minute you have everything you need to fulfill your life.
The Great Discovery
you will never be put down without being lifted up, nor lifted up without being put down. Positive and negative, good and bad, support and challenge, peace and war—all come together in pairs.
If you see one without the other, you're living in an illusion.
Nobody will ever put us up or down as much as we do, because no one will ever think as much or as intensely about us as we think about ourselves.
People treat you exactly the way you unconsciously treat yourself. Their outer mannerisms toward you reflect your inner mannerisms, so one of the most powerful ways to transform your life is to become consciously aware of your beliefs and feelings about yourself.
I eventually realized that every time I came home cocky, I wasn't present with my family. And if I wasn't present and in love with my family, the slam dunk returned me to being present with them. But if I came home really depressed, there was my wife, lifting me up.
Were you aware that supporting someone can make them weak and dependent, and that challenging them can make them strong and independent?
A child requires both support and challenge in perfect equilibrium. If one parent plays one side, the other parent will play the other.
One of the greatest illusions people fall into is the search for pleasure without pain, praise without reprimand, or nice without mean.
Looking for elusive, one-sided events in a two-sided universe is the root of people's so-called suffering. When you embrace the balance and the truth, love surrounds you.
The Master Dance
He said, "Here is your first lesson. To a master, there is no such thing as attacks, only invitations to dance. But to a neophyte, because they're unsure, they always perceive themselves to be the victim of attacks. Anything they're not prepared for will be interpreted as a danger, and it will run their lives. But anything that they can see as having a perfect balance of yin and yang, they will not react to. Masters act wisely upon such things, and they make them invitations to dance."
This gentleman didn't feel threatened by anything I could do because he had already prepared himself for every possibility. He stayed poised and present no matter what I did, and turned my attempts at deadly combat into a graceful dance. He was educational as well as entertaining to watch.
If we can understand and embrace everything that comes our way in the same spirit as this gentleman, knowing that it is not an attack, but an opportunity to refine and expand ourselves, we can turn our lives into the same masterful dance. For most of us, conflict is less physical and more verbal and mental, but the same principle applies.
When somebody lifts you up or puts you down, if you buy into their one-sided illusion. they can run your life.
ou cannot express your genius to its fullest while you're caught in that state.
The next time someone puts you down, immediately look for the balancing opposite and say to yourself, "Ah, thank you! I was just being cocky and elated about something.
If you can be thankful to them for helping you remain poised, you're on your way to becoming a master.
If every time a crisis struck, you trained yourself to immediately look for the blessing and opportunity that certainly exists, you could dance with your life.
If I had only one prayer it would be, 'Thank you.'
-- Meister Eckhart
Think of a moment in your life when you were criticized, put down, repressed, or told you were no good. It's important to identify the details: Exactly when, where, and by whom did this occur?
Then remember who was lifting you up, praising and putting you on a pedestal, at that exact split second. Write them both down and identify their balance.
Over the days and weeks to come, begin scanning back over your entire life and equilibrate every lopsided word of criticism or praise you can remember. Love is two-sided. When you deeply understand this great truth, you get to be surrounded by love every minute of your life.
Before you go to sleep tonight, lie comfortably in your bed and begin giving thanks inwardly. Remember everyone who helped you today. Call up their image in your mind's eye and thank them for their support or challenge, niceness or meanness, or simply their presence in your life. Identify what they were teaching you and how and what they were balancing.
Continue until you feel great gratitude for your day—until you see that both sides are perfectly balanced and both are love. Going to sleep with a grateful, open heart is a powerful healing practice. Your dreams will become more inspiring, and you will awaken in the morning with a lighter state of mind.
Words of Wisdom and Power
- I am magnificent just the way I am.
- I listen to my immortal nature, and it knows.
- My true nature is love and wisdom. Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that crisis is a blessing.
- Life is a gift. Thank you.
Chapter two - Lighten up
ALl great truth passes through three stages: First it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
this chapter may be the most challenging as well as the most rewarding.
Being Here Now
when two complementary particles—or those with equal but opposite charges, spins, and masses—are brought together, they annihilate each other and birth light.
In human consciousness, when two complementary emotions or those with equal but opposite charges (such as elation and depression or happiness and sadness), spin (forward and backward in time), and masses (burdening emotional distractions) are brought together and synthesized into perfect balance, the emotions annihilate each other and birth the feeling of love and light. Light and love are two aspects of the same phenomenon.
All positive and negative particles in the universe are created simultaneously, in perfect one-to-one balance, but your senses misperceive local imbalances and can mislead you.
Every time you splinter yourself into positive and negative emotions, you scatter your light, dissipate your energy potential, and disempower your true and centered being. In this way, you separate yourself into past and future, and you're no longer present.
When you bring your perceptions back into balance and become aware of how things truly are, you reverse the process. The past and future disappear in an all-encompassing state of loving presence.
Anytime you experience a future or past emotion, you dissipate your potential energy into a kinetic motion. But in a state of presence and love, you reintegrate your kinetic energy and birth a new quantum of creative potential.
Mothers and Fathers
One of the most profound things you will ever experience is a true open heart in the presence of the one you love. It doesn't matter if they're alive or dead.
Your idea of having a solid physical body is an illusion of your senses. Your body is made up of nothing but electromagnetically resonant waves. Most of your body is empty space that contains minute fields of vibrating waves. You are a vibrating system.
The second you see more positives than negatives, you attract a situation where you see more negatives than positives to get them back in balance.
People have different definitions of love, but I'm defining it as "the synthesis or perfect blending of all dualistic perceptions, the summation of all polarities." When happiness and sadness are synthesized, they make love.
When you're in the illusion of one-sided positive or negative experiences, you automatically attract the opposite side to balance you. When you acknowledge life's perfection by embracing both of its sides, you experience unconditional love.
When he finally saw the gifts his mother had given him—his will, strength, determination, and his whole career of protecting society from aggressors—he opened his heart to his mother. It was astonishing how much love he felt for the woman who had tried to kill him so many times.
In a dark time, the eye begins to see.
-- Theodore Roethke
Whatever you don't want to see or appreciate in yourself, you keep attracting into your life until you learn to love it. You can't escape your full quantum.
When you open your heart by acknowledging the magnificent design of the universe that you've been given, with no mistakes, just positive and negative homing devices to guide you, you start to be grateful.
You are not here to run from away from sadness to happiness, because fulfillment is not possible when you deny half of your existence.
Pain and Pleasure
We all feel both pain and pleasure. Anytime you think you're feeling more pleasure than pain, you're living an illusion. And vice-versa.
The funny thing is that pain and pleasure remain perfectly balanced at every moment, but you selectively attend to one side or the other and feel pleasure or pain accordingly. There is both pain and pleasure in youth and age, poverty and wealth, solitude and multitude, illness and wellness.
Love is simply a state of nonseparation, where you perceive no division between yourself and some aspect of the world.
n that wholeness and oneness, you experience what the ancient Hindu philosophers described as the highest state of consciousness, where whatever you see is you—Tat Tvam Asi.
You have the power to create what you imagine, in direct proportion to how much love and gratitude you have in life, because your self-worth allows you to magnetize and attract those things into your life and make your visions real. When you know that you are loved no matter what, you have great power.
Turning Lead into Gold
"I come from Russia; America hired me to come here. I come for gold; I am here to make gold. They cannot make mistakes. If they go one millimeter over, ten years of their lives is thrown away. It has to be perfect for the gold. They will hate me, they will think I am terrible and scream at me and not want to look at me, until the day they get their gold. Then I will be the first one they come to and hug. I am not here to be liked; I any here for gold! For America!"
Being nice could cost that young girl her life's dream.
With this new understanding, the girl's entire perspective changed, and she started working even beyond her normal practice sessions.
We need that balance of support and challenge, of positive and negative feedback, to grow and evolve.
The Perfection of Two Sides
I like to think of self-worth in terms of how many coins you accumulate in your life. If you allow yourself to embrace only the positive heads side, then the second somebody tries to give you a coin (an experience) that builds your selfworth, you say, "I don't want half of that." When you want only the positive and keep pushing away the negative, you can't get the coin. Most of us spend our lives trying to run from pain and seek pleasure, instead of embracing both in the pursuit of fulfilling our purpose.
if you think something will give you more positives than negatives, you're living with an illusion.
All emotions are lies. The truth is love, but emotions are half-truths, distortions, and lies.
We go through life merely living instead of embracing it all. We oscillate between our positive and negative emotions because we don't love.
You don't have command over anything that you have emotions about; you only have command over the things you love. Love is a perfectly equilibrated, divinely ordained state of consciousness that's available to you 24 hours a day if you just balance your mind and don't let it go off on emotional illusions.
Love is not an emotion; it transcends emotion. It is the synthesis of all polar-opposite emotions.
being lifted up and put down simultaneously. That is divine will.
Theology describes it as the right and left hand of the Creator coming down to make sure you're always in balance. When you see and honor this balance, your life is transformed; you're liberated.
The Bars Are Ours
I've been punishing myself for 11 years over what I did, but I just realized that in this prison, 1 have become the counselor who saves lives.
When he realized that he'd gone through those events in his life for a significant purpose, to be in that prison and save lives, he could then say, "Now I have fulfillment. I appreciate my position in life."
At that moment, the murderer found the hidden balance to his actions and was free to live again. He truly changed his life.
They live under the illusion that they weren't perfect in some situation, that if they had acted differently, they would have been.
The heart is more powerful than the intellect in this area. It knows the truth and waits patiently, while the mind slowly comes to an enlightened understanding.
If you're still judging yourself, beating yourself up for something you've done or not done, it's time to look deeply and see how it served you and others and get on with your life. It's impossible to harm someone without directly or indirectly helping them at exactly the same time.
Say this affirmation: "No matter what I have done or have not done, I am worthy of love." When every single cell of your body gets it, so will you, and so will your world.
Every person, place, thing, idea, and event in your life has two sides.
Look back over your life and identify every single thing that you think was somehow negative—that is, not meaningful and purposeful and aligned with your destiny. For each item, ask yourself, "How was that an act of love? How did that serve me and others? How did that help me?" Don't stop until you can give thanks for each one.
Then ask, "How did that help me become what 1am today? How did that person or event bless me and contribute to my mission?" You'll see that there was not one person or event that didn't equilibrate you and wake you up.
When you know everything serves you, what can stop you?
Words of Wisdom and Power
- I am made of light. What can harm me?
- I am worthy of having all of my dreams come true.
- How is this helping me fulfill my destiny?
- Love is all there is; everything else is illusion.
- No matter what I have done, or have not done, 1 am worthy of love.