Chewbacca needs a haircut.

This is the trellis I mention in my booklet How to Have Everything You’ve Always Wanted. A little lady Kiwi grows on one side of the trellis, a male Kiwi on the other. Maybe I’ve kept them too far apart as we have no fruit. An Evergreen Clematis joins them on the left.

“And what would you do,” the Master said unto the multitude, If God spoke directly to your face and said, ‘I COMMAND THAT YOU BE HAPPY IN THE WORLD AS LONG AS YOU LIVE,’ What would you do then?

”And the multitude was silent, not a voice, not a sound was heard upon the hillsides, across the valleys where they stood.”–Richard Bach, Illusions

Thank God it’s Raining!

The sky opened up last night and dropped buckets of water. Zeus was on a rampage with his thunderbolts flashing our backyard like we had flood flights with an electrical problem. Lafayette barked almost non-stop, and Sweetpea hid under the bed.

We let Lafayette, who typically sleeps either on the couch or with my daughter (She was working), come into our room as it comforted him to be next to us. 

This morning we have almost clear air. Whoopee. I bet the forest is breathing a sigh of relief, as are the animals, people, and fire-fighters.

Below is the Introduction to a booklet I put together this past week.

See if this is something that floats your boat.

Enough doom and gloom. We are the holders of the good stuff—let’s get with it.

How to Have Everything You’ve Always Wanted.

“It’s in every one of us to be wise, find your heart, open up both your eyes.” –David Pomeranz.

Introduction

Thank you so much for inviting me into your world.

Here we will learn how to rewire our brains to have the life we want, where we want, with whom we want, and doing what we want.

One thing I know for sure…

Living life on one’s own terms is the ultimate success.

I believe, as Zig Zigler said, “You were born to win, but you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”

You may gag at the idea of having a positive conversation with yourself.

The idea of looking into a mirror and telling yourself you are great, incredible, and have confidence, might turn your stomach.

But listen to this:

“Somewhere deep inside, in a quiet, personal, and nonverbal place in our souls, we must believe that we’ve got something incredibly special and unique to offer.

Our conscious minds may differ; our inner editors may object; our inner children may throw up. But beyond all of the voices to the contrary, you must believe in this fundamental truth; you are unique.”—Don Hahn.

Book: BrainStorm, & producer of Disney’s The Lion King and Beauty and The Beast

Have you noticed that certain Success Principles appear in books such as The Magic of Believing, The Art of Attraction, The Secret, Awaken the Giant Within, Meet You At The Top, Think and Grow Rich, whew, and many others? All have a commonality.

They all believe in the power of the individual. They all believe in the power of thought.

They all believe that action as a part of the process.

They all believe in believing in yourself.

They all believe that invisible forces come to your aid once you begin.

And they all believe that once you clear away the debris lying in your psychological path, that greatness lies ahead.

Long ago, a wise man said, “As a man thinketh, so is he.” Another said, “Ask, and it shall be given. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it shall be opened to you.”

And what did we do?

We became sniveling shadows of that glorious being that resides within. We believed we couldn’t ask for what we want and have it given to us. We thought that only the masters could obtain that lofty goal. And so, we gave away our power to the others.

You might notice that throughout this booklet, I use quotes, most from esteemed people whom you know. Often, we depend upon the rich, famous, and successful in telling us what to do. We hang on their words because we think that since they have reached a pinnacle of success, they have answers we do not.

Perhaps they do. Indeed, stand on the shoulders of the ones who have gone before. Consider, however, instead of following the masters, ask the questions they asked.

We talk of a Higher Power, of the Universal Consciousness, the Force, the Great Spirit, God. We know that within our human body lies a wellspring of truth and power. That is where the masters got their power. And it is there for you.

Is it any wonder that we fell in love with a little nine-hundred-year-old green guru in Star Wars named Yoda?

“Fear is the path to the dark side… fear leads to anger…anger to hate…hate leads to suffering.

“Do, or do not. There is no try.”—Yoda.

I know there is a truth buried deep within me from old times, from ancient cultures, from present teachers, and my own experience. And I know we must share what we have gained from the privilege of living on this beautiful planet. (If you don’t value this planet, watch “This Strange Rock” on Netflix and see how our earth daily fights for us.)

After a while, we see each other for who we are—we are The Wayfinders.

While I love motivational speakers and hold dear wise words from people more learned than me, I know that most people do not have an Instagram life. All of our pictures aren’t rosy, and all of our experiences aren’t grand. 

We see so many photo shopped images; it’s hard to tell the untouched from the touched. Most of us don’t have the bodies, face, skin, or hair of those beautiful people we see presented on media sites. (And don’t read fashion magazines, it will just make you feel ugly–unless you are the enlightened soul l think you are and can see behind the makeup,) 

When Lucy Hone’s spoke on Ted Talk about “Resilient People,” she asked her audience questions such as, “Have you ever had your heart broken?” “Have you ever been in an accident, had surgery, broken a bone, know someone who had cancer. watched a loved one die?” Soon the entire audience was standing. 

While some people walk on hot coals to prove then can, most everyone has walked through life’s fire.

Therefore, our mission, should we choose to accept it, is to learn some mastery skills.

I do not promise anything on these pages except mastery over Life (Haha, I’m kidding.) I’m offering a romp through some experiences, insights, and stories that shine light in dark places and glow brilliantly on others.

If you are drawn to this site, I suspect that you, too, are a Wayfinder.

At the beginning of my 2018 Day Planner, I taped this message:

A rite of passage lies ahead.

It could and should usher you into a more soulful way of living. I’m pleased to report that this transition won’t require you to endure torment, confusion, or passive-aggressive manipulation. In fact, I suspect it could turn out to be among the most graceful orders you’re ever experienced, a prototype for the type of breakthrough I hope will become standard in the months and years to come.

Imagine being able to learn valuable lessons and make critical transitions without the product of woe and gloom.

Imagine being able to say, as musician P.J. Harvey said about herself. 

“When I’m contented, I’m more open to receiving inspiration. I’m most creative when I feel safe and happy.”

–Aquarius, Freewill Astrology, Rob Brezsky, Jan. 15, 2018

I hope this applies to both of us.

Be well.

Be happy.

Know that you are loved.

Jo

P.S. I’m excited about How to Have Everything You’ve Always Wanted (Only seven Chapters, 9, 998 words).

  •    ​It’s time we started having fun.
  •    It’s time we stopped the gloom and fear.
  •     It’s time to come into our own, to get, do, and have our heart’s desire.
  •     It’s time we recognized the powerful beings that we are.

​Wonder how?

​Read this book.

​It will cost you an exorbitant sum of $2.99. 

Two dollars and ninety nine cents, for everything you want? 

G-o-l-l-y!

See, I didn’t make you read a mile of text before I gave you the price. When you get everything you want, send me a tip. Oh, wait, by then I will have everything I want and I won’t need it. 

​I’ll want to know how you got your stuff, what you did to get it, and I intend that you are one happy dude when you write to me.

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