The Secret Behind the Cover of BEYOND THE SECRET

January 30, 2009

The cover of my book as first sent to me by Hampton Roads had the following design. The bottom looked the same as my book does now. But, the top was comprised of a series of clouds. I looked at the cover and told them there was no way I wanted to have that as the cover of my book. Instead, I shared with them that I had always envisioned the cover of my book representing the red seal on The Secret book breaking open and turning into a red setting sun. Fortunately, Hampton Roads was really marvelous to work with and put up with my desire to see the cover transformed. (And, the artists there I felt did a beautiful job. The cover turned out to be everything I hoped for and more).

But, there was a deeper reason I wanted the cover to look like it did. You see that red sun stands for a mystical experience I had in the mid 1990’s when life just wasn’t going so hot for me. It was another one of those periods in my life when I felt everything around me was falling apart. I lived in Central Coast California at the time, which has one of the most beautiful drives along the coast line on this Earth. Not sure where to go with my life I took the drive up the coast, parked my car on a cliff overlooking the ocean, and went into meditation for a prolonged period of time.

At one point I was there so long the sun began to set. As it did so it was almost as if “a voice” spoke to me. It instructed me in the following exercise. It asked me to close my eyes and imagine as if everything and everyone in my life had been stripped away from me. Then, it asked me to open my eyes and as I thought of all the difficulties in my life the voice asked me to consider, “What on this Earth really lasts?” Having had a series of recent losses my mind turned naturally to material things, relationships, my career, my health, and even my physical body. None of this seemed really permanent.

So, the voice asked me to repeatedly close my eyes and open my eyes always asking the question, “What on this Earth really lasts?” Standing on a mountain, overlooking the ocean, watching the sun set, and the stars and moon slowly emerging it began to occur to me that in many ways THESE were the only things that had some level of permanence around me. It also occurred to me that for thousands of years human beings had pretty much looked at these same apparently “lasting” aspects of life here on Earth (sun, moon, stars, mountains, and ocean).

The sun continued to set in a glorious display and night began to emerge. As the sun went down “the voice” asked me to switch from opening and closing my eyes to simply focusing on my breath going in and out of my body. As I engaged in this practice everything around me suddenly felt like it was alive and shimmering. In many ways I felt as if “I” dissolved into the space around me.

The end result was that I became increasingly filled with a deep sense of inner peace and a vibrantly alive sensation of love pulsating within me and all around me. At some point this shifted into a profound sense of stillness. Looking back, the entire process from the time I arrived on the cliff to where the sun had completely set and I was in the dark, had probably taken hours.

When I drove home my life began to immediately change for the better. Though this had not been my first mystical experience (I have experienced many in my life), the impression it left on me was similar to the Buddhist teaching of impermanence, and the Christian ideal of “the peace that passeth all understanding.” Practically, it revealed to me how cluttered our lives (hearts and minds) become with a focus on externals and an obsession with attracting “stuff” (including people, prestige, and more in our lives).

Though it has been some time since I have been within that profound space, the memory and the lesson of it still stays with me. And, that is what I wanted my book to represent. That is also what I remember and experience whenever I look at the cover of my book — the secret of Spirit — revealed to me that evening at a whole new level.

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What is Spiritual Power?

January 30, 2009

 

In the simplest terms it is the ability to know we are Spirit and we are Love!  As we access that Love we attract more power to experience love, give love, and receive love in our lives.   

Spiritual Power is also energy. The more dynamic energy one possesses, the more potential power one can store and direct. When we tap into power we come alive. Spiritually, we stand connected with our Source veiled by the out-picturing of the Cosmos. Personally, we act confident, capable of achieving whatever we set out to do. Mentally, our minds are sharp, clear, precise, and insightful. Emotionally, we are calm, in control, and optimistic. Physically, we are filled with vitality and may even experience chemical changes aided by an adrenaline rush. In short, power feels good!

In our quest for life, each of us has the responsibility to learn to appropriately and rightly wield power. We begin to accomplish this first via the process of identification. Each of us in truth is a child of the Cosmos. The atoms and molecules in our bodies are made out of the same “star stuff” which creates galaxies and planets. When we can wake up each and every day assured of our Divine Heritage, we can face life like the Gods and Goddesses we are! Confidence is a word which means in essence “faith in oneself and one’s powers, without implying conceit.” Confident people trust in their abilities, because internally they know who they are! Regardless of our genetic makeup, family heritage, or environmental living circumstances, each of us can embrace a healthy and constructive identity by the simple act of embracing this inner Divinity. Just as we view people in power differently based upon their personal successes, we can learn to view ourselves differently based upon our inner attitude and point of identification.

Though potent in its proclamation, the simple statement of our Spiritual Heritage is not enough. Beyond belief, we must come to KNOW who we are. We can only know this in the fiery furnace of life experience, where acts of spiritual courage, integrity, and daring must be performed. One simple technique to help us make this transition, is that of “As If.” We begin with our statement of identity and act from there. Example: As a Child of the Universe, as a son or daughter of the Divine, as a follower of my particular spiritual teacher, as a loving and worthwhile human being, how should I act in this situation? Steadily and carefully we wait for an intuitive answer. Once the answer comes, we act upon it. To do this requires for many a leap of faith. As we make our identification, as we act from it, we must do so AS IF it WERE TRUE! No haphazard, half-witted, half-hearted attempt will do. We must enter into this with all of our Being. We must use faith to help us leap into the Reality of the experience. Only our fervent desire will get us there. And when it does? That faith, transformed into Reality, will bring us to wherever we wish to go. Such is the beauty of empowerment.

So easily said! What then prevents us from having this be consistently true in our lives? The answer can be found partially in two distinct directions. First, whenever we make our identification with the Divine within us, we must do it with the proper understanding and intention. A drop of water may be one with the Ocean, but it is NOT the full embodiment of the ocean around it. In our behavior towards ourselves and others, humility needs to be ever present. Through recognition of Divinity in everything around us, we honor our interdependence with others and seek to act harmoniously and constructively with all who we meet. In knowing a larger cycle of time exists in which great actions are unfolded, we stand steady with patience and persistence in relation to our visions avoiding discouragement at all costs. In this way we work cooperatively with the forces around us, conserving our energy over time.

Second, whenever we seek to act from a point of empowerment, or Spiritual Identification, we need to recognize the need to build our “spiritual muscles.” If we are to express the power within us appropriately, we need intelligence and skill. We start by welcoming challenges as opportunities to learn from life experiences. Next, in striving to master challenges each and every day, we authentically enhance our power to act. Finally, in following through upon our intentions and being true to our word, we enhance our sense of integrity and our personal reputations. Thus, a power base is built based upon the well earned trust of others. Life requests of us to use this power effectively by ennobling ourselves and others. In return, we ennoble life by living dynamically, powerfully, and compassionately. Empower one another now!

To your success!

Dr. Lisa Love


Beyond the Secret Law of Attraction Teleclass Meetup Group

April 20, 2008

Meetup by Teleclass with authors and leaders in the fields of spirituality and the law of attraction who are using The Law of Attraction to attract abundance/prosperity and getting what one desires in a way that is spiritually aligned and benefits others, not just yourself.

Our meetings by way of Teleclass will be bi-weekly as we get started. If popularity and demand continue they will grow to weekly Teleclass meetups.

Live weekend events are also an upcoming possiblity for bringing in notable speakers, networking, and attending “playshops” as we learn to both manifest and make the difference in the world we are meant to!

These live events will at times be in the San Diego area where this group originates. But, events may also take place in other cities, happen as retreats in beautiful areas, or through one of my favorite venues on a cruise ship!

Hey, what can I say? The founder of this group has long been manifesting a global and mobile lifestyle. She just thinks it would be more fun to have friends along so together we can attract and spread our vibrant energy and creativity around the world and have fun and make new friends at the same time! Let’s go!

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Ways BEYOND THE SECRET Differs From The Secret

January 14, 2008

Excerpt from BEYOND THE SECRET: Spiritual Power and the Law of Attraction 

Throughout this book I have attempted to reveal to you a “secret” that is much more profound and meaningful to your life than the one illustrated in The Secret.  It is my hope this book sets you on a more solid path so you can use the law of attraction safely and well.  Along these lines let me clarify succinctly the contrasts that exist between The Secret and Beyond the Secret so you when using the law of attraction you will no longer be misled or confused.  Some assertions of The Secret that differ from Beyond the Secret .   

1. The Great Secret of Life is the law of attraction — The Secret.  The Great Secret of life is the secret of Spirit! – Beyond the Secret

2. You are the most powerful magnet in the universe – The Secret   Who are “you?”  Who is the “you” that is doing the thinking?  Your spiritual self?  Your ego?  How can you discern between the two? – Beyond the Secret

3. Ask the Universe for what you want — The Secret  Ask the Universe to reveal to you what it wants you to attract and manifest for the sake of service — Beyond the Secret

4. It takes no time for the Universe to manifest what you want — The Secret  The Universe may never manifest what you want especially if it is seeking to abort your egotistical impulses  — Beyond the Secret

5. Like attracts like.  Thoughts are magnetic and have a frequency – The Secret.  Yes, so strive to be and live in higher, or soul, consciousness first, or you will only attract the thoughts and magnetic frequency of the ego – Beyond the Secret

6. Thoughts become things.  – The Secret.  Consciousness becomes Being.  Learn to be more conscious so that your thoughts are not motivated by unconscious, subconscious, ignorant, or egotistical impulses – Beyond the Secret

7. Nothing can come into your experience unless you summon it through your persistent thoughts — The Secret.  Though you are essentially Spirit, the sum total of Spirit manifests in everyone and everything.  The mind of Spirit is greater than yours and It can attract events to you that you may not have thought about or wanted in the slightest for the sake of your spiritual growth — Beyond the Secret

8. You create reality — The Secret  Yes, “you” as Spirit create reality.  But “you” as a human being with a limited consciousness and brain primarily interpret reality and can do so by creating either soul stories or ego stories.  Whatever story you choose creates the direction of your dominant thought patterns and sets up the probability that you will live in either a spiritual or egotistical way on this earth — Beyond the Secret

9. A shortcut to manifesting your desires is see what you want as absolute fact — The Secret  The ego is always afraid it will not get what it wants, which is why it is prone to absolutes.  As you learn to at-one with Spirit your ego is less absolute, more humble, and more willing to let things unfold instead of always attempting to direct the show — Beyond the Secret

10. It is impossible to feel bad and have good thoughts — The Secret  It is possible to feel bad in the form of healthy guilt and shame and have bad thoughts that ultimately motivate you to want to change and become a better, more loving, and spiritual person — Beyond the Secret

11. Good feelings attract good things, bad feelings attract bad things — The Secret   There are no good and bad feelings.  Both can serve in either a positive or negative way.  Bad feelings may have a constructive purpose if they are waking your ego up to the fact that it needs to develop soul values.  Good feelings can have a destructive purpose if they lead you to feel good simply about indulging your ego. So, move beyond if a feeling is good or bad and try to discover how to use all feelings in a more conscious and spiritual way — Beyond the Secret

12. “Don’t want” means you really want it  — The Secret.  “Don’t want” can mean you don’t want it.  Both “don’t want” (the law of repulse) and “do want” (the law of attraction) are valuable in this world — Beyond the Secret

13. Only do what “feels good”  — The Secret   Attempt to do what “feels right.” Feel good by doing good — Beyond the Secret

14. Ask, believe, and receive  – The Secret.   Surrender, align, and contribute. – Beyond the Secret

15. What you resist you attract — The Secret  Yes, and the ego always resists anything that isn’t for only its own good.  Counter your ego’s resistance by learning to surrender to what Spirit wants for you — Beyond the Secret

16. To attract money, focus on wealth — The Secret  To attract money in a spiritual way, focus on service.  Spirit will deliver what you need — Beyond the Secret

17. You cannot catch any illness unless you think you can  — The Secret Even the most spiritual people amongst us may suffer from disease.  The causes for disease are numerous and are not always a result of your thoughts — Beyond the Secret

18. Love is the greatest emotion — The Secret.   Love is not an emotion, it is a choice.  Though it may be reflected into the emotions it exists beyond emotion in the realm of the soul — Beyond the Secret

19. You cannot help the world by focusing on negative things… and you only add to negativity by doing so — The Secret  Be willing to totally embrace and see head on all of the problems of the world.  You are the world.  Then use the law of service and the law of sacrifice to make the difference in the world you are meant to — Beyond the Secret

20. We will never run out of good things because there’s more than enough to go around for everyone — The Secret.  There is enough for our needs, but not our greeds.  Global warming is such a problem right now precisely because as a species we are over-consuming and pretending the good things we want to indulge our egos with will never run out.  Remember, the ego is afraid of not getting what it wants.  It shies away from service and sacrifice.  When we are truly identified with Spirit we want less, not more, because we want everyone to have enough, not just ourselves — Beyond the Secret

And finally, I would like to summarize some lessons that I would like you to take away from this book regarding the law of attraction itself.  

Remember the law of attraction is neutral.  It can be used at the level of Spirit, or the ego.

Each of us has the responsibility to learn the secret of Spirit so we are no longer tempted to feed just our egos.  Remember… 

The only difference in how you use the law of attraction is whether the motive behind using it is for egotistical or spiritual ends.         

 It isn’t always easy to understand our true motives.  The ego has a lot of tricks for deluding us.  Our ignorance, innocence, unconscious, and subconscious motives can block us from a clear perception of why we want what we do.  Of course one of the  safest bets is to want what is good for others, in addition to ourselves. 

Proof that you are using the law of attraction well comes from the overall joy you feel from being filled with love, and living a good life no matter what your outer circumstances.   

Living in this way is how I know in my own life that I am residing at the center of double dorje (spiritual enlightenment) cross.  As I often tell myself, Regardless of my outer circumstances, if my heart is happy my world is good

Again, Spirit is in everything that is and wants us ultimately to learn how to be conscious of, and loving towards, everything and everyone around us.  Though I wish for everyone, as well as myself, an abundance of money, security, good-health, friends, and happiness, I know that I wish far more for an abundance of wisdom, love, compassion, and the capacity to do good no matter what life brings anyone.  That is the joy of being at-one with spirit and living as a soul and why I leave you with this final thought:  

The real secret to the law of attraction is using it in accordance with Spirit.  Seek to attract the wisdom regarding how to do this.

I certainly hope this book has helped you along these lines.  May you be filled with love, light, and spiritual power in your search!   


Law of Attraction Coaching with Dr. Lisa Love

January 13, 2008

Law of Attraction Coaching: 

  • Use the Law of Attraction in a Spiritual Way
  • Come from Spirit and not the ego in your “wishing” process
  • Learn to “surrender, align, and contribute” instead of “ask, believe, and receive.”
  • Reach for the Holy Grail and its symbol of at-one-ment with all and service to others, instead of the “genie in the bottle” before you wish.
  • Focus more on contribution, instead of mass consumption.  Our planet just can’t sustain the mass consumption paradigm anymore!  It’s time to attract a new approach!
  • Attract a life where you have more time for Being instead of just constant doing.
  • Feel good by doing good knowing you are making a difference in the world.
  • Book in Second Printing after only two weeks!  Read the first chapter from the book.  Click here.
  • Over fifty techniques included in a ten step process based on years of my research and work with the law of attraction.

 After all, the genie in the bottle and the law of attraction are neutral.  They don’t care what kind of person you are when you ask for what you want.  That’s why the real secret isn’t knowing how to wish, it’s knowing what to wish for so that it benefits the whole and not just yourself alone.

 “OK, so what if we can attract some of the things we desire? As Lisa Love makes abundantly clear, what is far more important is learning what is worth desiring in the first place.” — Roger Walsh MD, Ph.D. University of California Medical School, author of Essential Spirituality: The Seven Central PracticesRead more endorsements from Bernie Siegel, Carol Adrianne, Susan Jeffers, Larry Dossey, Fred Luskin and more!

 Welcome.  I am the author of the book BEYOND THE SECRET: Spiritual Power and the Law of Attraction.   I started using the law of attraction in the early 1980’s.  Years later I was officially trained as a Law of Attraction coach, but I was still unhappy with the standard law of attraction approach.  That is why I spent five years researching in-depth law of attraction principles in relation to my Ph.D. dissertation on Wealth & Spirituality.  I wanted to discover how the law of attraction and “getting what you want” can be done in a spiritual way, for the good of the whole, and not just yourself!  My Law of Attraction experience is combined with numerous degrees and decades of hands on training in psychology and spirituality (most of it focused on how to build a healthy ego and then infuse it with a more spiritual self).  My spiritual background is extensive and for over ten years I was a teacher of various forms of meditation and led spiritual retreats.  

 Now, when I work with clients I use the Ten Step law of attraction process outlined in my book, BEYOND THE SECRET: Spiritual Power and the Law of Attraction, to help you manifest what you want in a spiritual way and in accordance with what Spirit wants for you.  I have helped hundreds of clients for decades work through fear in the attraction process to help them achieve spiritual, as well as material, abundance.  Fear comes from the ego, and too many law of attraction teachings feed both.  The more you are afraid in life and devoid of Spirit, the more stuff you need to attract to make you feel secure.  Faith comes from Spirit and a connection to the larger whole.  Ironically, the more you are connected to Spirit the more you want for others and not just yourself alone. 

Professional Background:

 Author of Beyond the Secret: Spiritual Power & the Law of Attraction

  • Media and radio personality (newest radio show Talk Life Radio starting Winter 2008)
  • Match.com dating advisor
  • America Online teacher
  • LiveAdvice.com top counselor
  • Syndicated columnist
  • Counselor and coach with over 25 years experience
  • Meditation teacher and author of Meditation: The Path to Peace 
  • Educator and mystic
  • Owner of 5 degrees

My clients are internationally based and through my radio programs, workshops, seminars, and at one time my www.SoultoSpirit.com website I have had the honor of touching the lives of millions of people and getting to know and work with some incredible change-makers on this Earth.  I look forward to helping you.  Please visit my website at www.DoctorLisaLove.com
 


Harry Potter and Beyond the Secret: Spiritual Power and the Law of Attraction

December 21, 2007

I’ve been rewatching Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix since it came out on DVD.  In doing so I have realized how much the Harry Potter series supports the ten step process I write about in my book.  The entire Harry Potter series flies in the face of the popular law of attraction notion celebrated in The Secret book that we attract bad things into our lives due to our bad thoughts and feelings, and good things because we knew how to think and feel in a good way. 

Instead, Harry Potter illuminates the fact that sometimes bad things happen to really good people, just as my book also asserts.  Bad things may also happen to good people precisely because they are good.  In developing spiritual abundance and soul values they learn to maintain their capacity to love much as Harry Potter does, and Voldermort does not.

And, it is what we tell ourselves about the events that happen in our lives, more than the events themselves, that matters.  Great things can happen to us and we can become very egotistical and self-centered people only thinking of what we gained and insensitive to how our greed and arrogance may be causing others suffering and pain.  (Note: the character of Dolores Umbridge in the Order of the Phoenix demonstrates this).  Or, bad things can happen to us and we can become filled with hate, anger, and a thirst for power, domination, and revenge as is the case with Voldermort.  They are stories we tell ourselves about events that only feed the ego in our lives. Just as Harry learns in this film we can focus on the pain and suffering and become victims surrendering our power to others, or Voldermorts dominating others.   All of these represent “ego stories” in my book. 

Or, we can tell ourselves “soul stories.”  Just as Harry is called to do by Dumbledore in the Order of the Phoenix film, we overcome pain, anger, hatred, and despair by remembering the good in our lives.  By focusing on friends, loved ones, positive memories, like Harry we overcome adversity and in many ways become even stronger, more loving, and spiritual having faced it all well.  So, if you are experiencing adversity in your life look for how you can develop spiritual values despite it.  Then, you will know what Harry knows…. love truly can conqueor all.


Free Meditations & Email Courses

December 9, 2007

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