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Issue Date: April 20, 2004



I haven’t been to the movies lately, I’ve been reading. Some incredible books have been coming to me. Others I’ve pulled off my shelves, realizing that I’d never opened them.

Tolly Burkan, who taught Tony Robbins how to firewalk, talks about using slot machines as a biofeedback device for our limiting or prosperity beliefs in his book Extreme Spirtuality. After explaining that slot machines are controlled by a computer chip called the Random Event Generator that we can influence by using nothing more than thought, Tolly goes on to explain:

“So, if a person believes someone else will surely win the jackpot rather than him/herself, the machine will respond to that. The same thought patterns that tell us we are worthy of tremendous wealth, or not, are the same thought patterns that determine whether we experience love and an open heart, or the opposite. If we do not feel worthy of wealth, we do not feel worthy of any other good thing as well.”

Interesting, and it hit home. A little more than a week ago I was sitting in front of several slot machines in West Virginia with my aunt. I didn’t spend a lot of money, but I certainly didn’t win big. As I read Tolly’s words, I reflected on my thoughts in the moments throughout that day. I remember going to one machine that I knew was going to be fun and pay off—and it did! I remember going to other machines thinking I’d give it a shot but knowing it wasn’t a winner for me. They didn’t respond. The bottom line was that I’d gone to the casino that day with the intention to have fun and give them some of my money. I did not go in with appreciation, gratitude, and love in my heart. Frankly, I was bored and unfocused much of the time.

It showed in my results. I wasn’t expecting success; I wasn’t present in the moment; I wasn’t feeling worthy of tremendous wealth. I had shown up expecting mediocre results at best, content to take up space and time. I got what I expected.

Now, before I go too far, I want to make it clear that I am not advocating that anyone go to the casinos to gamble. My habit has been to take a certain amount of money to play with when I go to the towns, but I will be changing my strategy after reading this book. I expect that the next time I’m in a casino I will use the slot machines to help me clarify my beliefs about abundance, gratitude, prosperity, and love. (If you’re considering doing the same, please read Chapter 5 of Extreme Spirituality first.)

Tolly’s words gave me an opportunity to see once again how profoundly our thoughts and beliefs affect our experiences in life. How amazing that we always get what we expect!

I thought back to a time when I felt unstoppable—with the same aunt and a cousin in Reno about six years ago. I was having so much fun filling up the cups with quarters that I ended up handing several off to share with them! Another time at a conference in Laughlin, I popped in two quarters and won an $800 jackpot! The difference, I can see clearly now, was my attitude, my expectation, and my feeling that life was just flowing with me and for me. I felt really good about myself, surrounded by love.

Isn’t that the same with life? I have to tell you I had a profound change in the way I do business a few weeks back. As a reminder, first, the seventh step in the Manifesting process is Surrender. Hold your vision of what you choose, let the Universe delight you as it fulfills your desires, and don’t try to control the way it’s delivered to you.

Now, for the most part, I’m pretty good with that. I realized, though, that in certain aspects I was still trying to run the show. I was trying to control the “how” of my prosperity and success. I’d had an idea that it was to come in a certain way, from a particular source, and found I was running into one roadblock after another, trying to make it happen.

Thank goodness this is the stuff I teach! I chose to release the struggle and relax in the certainty. I chose to be open to receiving all that is mine by divine right with peace, ease, joy, and love in every cell of my being. With my mastermind group supporting me, I set my intention and visualized that big demonstrations were coming to me easily and effortlessly. I saw and felt myself with my arms open wide, receiving and accepting with gratitude.

The “demonstrations” began to flow. The next morning I woke up to an email invitation to a radio talk show with a large audience. In Pennsylvania the day after, I received a phone call from someone who wrote up a review of me and submitted it to a pretty powerful Internet site. The day after, I got an email telling me I had been added to someone’s website as a valued resource. The day following, I got a call from someone who wants to write a magazine article about me. And the demonstrations go on….

So, my question to you this month is this: How are you doing at the slot machine of life? Do your results show that you believe you’re a winner, deserving tremendous wealth? Is your life in the flow, the rhythm, where you are receiving open-armed with gratitude, joy, and love?

If your answer is yes, celebrate your success and continue to enjoy the incredible state of grace, accepting all the miracles and magic to excite and delight your every moment!

If not, what are the roadblocks that are holding YOU back from accepting the limitless abundance that is already yours? What can you do to change the course you’ve been on to embrace with ease and effortless joy all that you desire? What are you choosing in this moment that will change your life forever so you can create the life you love to live?

Choose wisely. Choose powerfully. Choose positively. Be specific, definite, and clear. Embrace with certainty and determination the great riches of this life, knowing that you deserve them and that you ARE worthy.

Win the jackpot of your life and CELEBRATE!!!

With prosperity and blessings,


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“I now release the gold-mine within me. I am linked with an endless golden stream of prosperity which comes to me under grace in perfect ways.”

Florence Scovel Shinn, Your Word is Your Wand


Ten years ago I was living in Los Angeles and took the wild ride through the Northridge earthquake. Intense. Profound. Life-changing. And yet, I was prepared. The flashlights were placed at strategic points around the house and I was able to share a few with our neighbors as the aftershocks continued to rock our world.

The reason I’m writing this now is that I need to come clean with you all about something. Some of you know; most of you may not: I am clairvoyant and have been all my life. It’s a very precious gift that I am honored to experience. While I know that I am guided in all areas of my life, I am always deeply moved when I feel the energy that surrounds me intensifying as I “download” information that streams in.

While I’m at it, I want to remind you that everyone has the gift of intuition; everyone has the gift to access higher levels of consciousness. It’s actually getting easier than it’s ever been before; it’s only a matter of how you receive information and if you’re open to receiving it. Without this guidance, it’s like going onto the basketball court with only half your team.

About a year ago I began to do automatic writing in the evening, and it’s been a remarkable experience. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in increasing their connection with higher wisdom. I generally begin by meditating and giving gratitude for all that I am blessed with every day. Then, I ask to receive the clarity, direction, guidance, and wisdom that will help me be of maximum benefit to the world. I sit poised with my fingers on the keyboard of my laptop and, when I feel the energy and the words flowing, I type.

Sometimes I’ve been amazed by the information that comes through, with advice for my daily life, my purpose, and global wisdom. “Next week something is going to happen that will make you feel betrayed, but it’s not malicious—only poor judgment” prepared me for a situation with my assistant. “Watch your mail carefully in the days to come” prepared me for a notice that someone was trying to steal my identity. It’s been phenomenal guidance.

The reason I’m writing about this in the newsletter this month is that I have been receiving information since February to prepare for a “large event in Los Angeles.” As time has passed, I’ve come to see this is an earthquake. I’ve recently been checking with some of my “connected” friends who have confirmed it. I haven’t been able to pinpoint a date, but I have the feeling it might be before the end of this month.

This message is to ask you to prepare. Here’s what I’ve been told: food, water, car full of gas, and cash. Even if my car is down to 3/4 of a tank, I fill it up. As a guide, I bought four cases of water and was “told” to get more. I have. I have water and supplies in my car, too.

If this guidance resonates with you, I ask you to take the advice that I’ve been given.

“The state of the universe is one of abundance. We don’t have to do anything to create this abundance; we simply need to be aware of it. If there is something we need to do, it is to recognize how we are cutting ourselves off from this abundance that exists everywhere in the universe.”

Tolly Burkan, Extreme Spirituality


My friend Stephanie told me about a book called The Radical Leap by Steve Farber. I bought it and began to read it on the flight back from Phoenix. I couldn’t put it down.

If you are interested in inspiring your greatness, improving your life, shifting some beliefs, and awakening (or reawakening) your passion for your purpose, I highly recommend this book. It is not only entertaining; it is transformational and intensely practical.

“I like money. I love it. I use it wisely, constructively, and judiciously. Money is constantly circulating in my life. I release it with joy, and it returns to me multiplied in a wonderful way. It is good and very good. Money flows to me in avalanches of abundance. I use it for good only, and I am grateful for my good and for the riches of my mind.”

Dr. Joseph Murphy, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind



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