When I wrote above, that "the hope and the belief is that the
book will eventually become a best-seller . . . . ." some years ago, it
was because I had a vision of how I thought the future would unfold.
I thought that word of mouth about the Loving message in the book would
spread rapidly among all of the seekers in the world - and that it was
inevitable that it would become a best seller. Later, when Oprah
started her book club, I was sure she would discover my book and be an
instrument in spreading the word.
In the last few years the Universe has taught me to let go of thinking
I know what the future holds. I have been given the opportunity to
learn to integrate more of what I teach into my own internal process -
and therefore into my relationship with life. I am no longer invested
in any vision of what "there" looks like, of what the future of my adventure
will bring. I have wants and dreams certainly, but I have been gifted
with (and have worked long and hard for - as with all dreams, we need to
work towards them at the same time we are letting go of thinking that getting
there is more important than being present for the journey) the balance
and clarity to let go of the outcome and pay attention to the dance as
I am experiencing it today. It is a blessed space of peace and acceptance
that I am able to access a great majority of the time. I am very
grateful for the quality and depth of serenity that following my path to
the best of my ability has created in my experience of being human in the
The motivation for doing what I do, for writing and publishing the book,
has never been about getting there anyway - has never been about making
money. Money is a tool that would help spread the message - and also
comes in handy for paying the rent and such. I do what I do because
it is what I need to do to heal me. I follow my path in my quest
to reconnect with my Source because it is what my soul longs for.
I stand up in public - or write in the book or on the internet - because
standing up in public and taking responsibility for owning and speaking
my Truth is what I need to do to heal my wounds and settle my Karma.
I believe that this is a New Age. That an Age of Healing &
Joy has dawned in human consciousness on this planet. I believe that
ultimately the Absolute Truth is that we are all ONE - that we are all
connected in LOVE. On my web page entitled The
New Age - An Age of Healing & Joy I share quotes from my book about
my beliefs - about the understanding of Truth which I have been given.
"Any single soul's evolution, its awakening, affects
all souls because we are all connected. We can, like Imo the genius monkey,
create a space, create a new level - a new aspect - of consciousness that
other humans then have access to. It is not any accident that most great
inventions, most great breakthroughs, were formulated in more than one
location in the same time period. Once one breaks through and creates the
space, others may follow."
This particular quote from my book refers to the Hundredth Monkey Principle,
which I explain in the excerpt from my book that I share on that page.
Imo is the name of the monkey who created the new aspect of consciousness
for the rest of the monkeys of her species. My mission in this lifetime
has been to be one of the "Imo"s in the Transformational Healing Process
that has begun on planet Earth. The reason that I was chosen for,
and chose, this particular mission was because of the Karma I needed to
settle. (As I talk about briefly in my latest Update
Newsletter.) It is not because I am better than, or farther along
than, anyone else. Each of us is perfectly where we are supposed
to be, doing perfectly what we are supposed to be doing. Even if
your path only involves healing your relationship with your self in private
without ever sharing it with others (not really possible since we all share
with the people whose lives we touch rather we know it or not) - you are
still contributing to the healing of the planet. Anyone's healing
affects us all, everyone's healing impacts the whole - because we are all
Rather my book is ever a best seller or not, rather it ever even goes
into a second printing, does not matter. If I never have more money
than just what I need to pay the rent and keep on living one day at a time,
is not important. I have already been wildly successful in my mission.
My work and my book have been instrumental in creating a new level of understanding
in the Collective Human Consciousness. I have contributed to a paradigm
shift that helps others to see Truth with more clarity. I have accomplished
my mission of reminding others that they can remember the Truth of Love
just as I have been led to do - even if I die tomorrow.
So, I do not know what the future holds for me or my book. I thought
that the Hundredth Monkey would have fallen into place long before now.
[It is easy to know when consciousness of a book (or anything else for
that matter) reaches the paradigm shift represented by the Hundredth Monkey
principle - because suddenly everyone we encounter is talking about it.
Like such fairly recent phenomena as The Celestine Prophecy or Conversations
with God.] Rather my book will ever reach that point is not that
important to me any more. I am going to just keep doing what I do,
following my path as it is revealed to me, one day at a time to the best
of my ability.
New Promotional Opportunity
I routinely pass up opportunities to promote the site and the book because
of not having the funds available. A new opportunity has presented
itself this week however, that appears to be a chance to introduce the
book in a very powerful way to a much larger audience. There are
a lot of people out there who are on a quest seeking some answers - expanding
the potential for them to discover the book is the challenge. Thus
I am making the special offer below in the hopes of raising the funds to
take advantage of this opportunity. I have been meaning to rewrite
this page for quite awhile and this opportunity is the spark, the message
from the Universe, that caused me to do this writing today. Rather
it results in anyone investing, or rather the money to take advantage of
this favorable opportunity comes from somewhere else - or even if it is
not meant to be - all falls into what I call the More Will Be Revealed
realm. My job is just to take the action to put it out to the Universe.
So, I am posing below a special offer to invest in my book in the hopes
that it helps me manifest the financing to take advantage of what seems
to be a favorable opportunity. The reprint rights for "The Celestine
Prophecy" sold for $800,000 so obviously there is a potential for a substantial
investment return - but this is not an investment to make if you
are just interested in making money. Making money may be side
benefit to investing in this book - just as helping others is a side benefit
of working a twelve step program. This investment is an opportunity
to align yourself with the message of my book, with any Truth you find
in my writing. If you resonate with my message, and the Universe
has provided you with the abundance to make an investment of money energy,
that would be great. If the Spirit moves you to align with, and energetically
connect yourself to, the Karmic Settlement and Positive energy associated
with being a channel for Truth and Love to manifest in the world, then
this is an opportunity.
The sales of the book were 50% higher in the year 2000 than any year
since the book has come out. This is due to the word of mouth that
is spreading because of the internet - which Truly is a medium for reaching
out and touching others, for connecting with Kindred Spirits. So
far in 2001, the sales are continuing to rise gradually. It is possible
that January 2002 will mark the first time that there are net proceeds
from the book to be distributed to investors in the book - or maybe not.
The chain book stores still have not stocked the book and will not until
they decide there is enough demand. Until it is they stock the book,
the only way there will be enough demand is through word of mouth. (Orders
from Barnes & Noble and Borders stores - most of them for a single
copy at a time - have been rising steadily and are now averaging 20 or
more orders a month.)
November 12, 2001 - I
have reached a point where I am taking steps to lay the groundwork to do
the second printing of the book. Inventory has fallen to a point
that if I were to get a large order from a chain book store I could probably
not fill it. So, in an effort to raise the money for a second printing
I am offering 5% of the net proceeds for $7500.
Anyone who is interested please
give me a call at 805-927-7107.
In addition, Robert is offering a percentage of the royalties to his
next book The Wounded Souls Trilogy - Book 1 "In The Beginning
. . ." a magical, mystical, Spiritual fable which includes a history of
the Universe unlike any which has ever been written. Twenty five per cent
of the Royalties (same 15 years from publication date) are being offered
for $50,000. This book will be in print less than 6 months after
the financing becomes available. A preview
of Book 1 can be viewed by clicking here.
The same offer is being made for Twenty five per cent of the royalties
to his first process level ('how to') book which is entitled Wounded
Souls Dancing in the Light. The subtitle is Spiritual Integration
& Emotional Balance through Internal Boundaries. It will
include material from Robert's columns, articles, and workshops.
The focus will be on the tools and techniques he has developed that facilitate
personal empowerment so that the individual can learn to relax and enjoy
life. A preview of these techniques can be seen on the page Learning
to Love your self and the pages that follow it. This book can
also be in print within 6 months of receiving the financing.
To see a version of the Investment loan agreement click
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