The Magical Path: Creating the Life of Your Dreams and a World That Works for All

The Magical Path: Creating the Life of Your Dreams and a World That Works for All

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At the start of his career, Marc Allen never took a business course; he simply made what he calls “a sloppy, disorganized, lazy, and intuitive search through the books of Western magic.” There he found the tools that took him from being a poverty case to a multimillionaire and helped him create one of the most successful independent publishers in the

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At the start of his career, Marc Allen never took a business course; he simply made what he calls “a sloppy, disorganized, lazy, and intuitive search through the books of Western magic.” There he found the tools that took him from being a poverty case to a multimillionaire and helped him create one of the most successful independent publishers in the country. In The Magical Path, he presents these tools — effective, easy-to-apply practices, including affirmation, visualization, and guided meditation — that can change the course of readers’ lives in miraculous ways, as they did his. Because these tools are so simple and powerful, Allen calls them magic. But far from esoteric, they are tools anyone can use to achieve their dreams and goals.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Allen (The Millionaire Course) coasts through his newest, and it's disappointing. The co-founder of New World Library strings together quotes and passages from other people's work (for example, The Art of True Healing by Israel Regardie) as well as his own previous writings and recordings. Lots of authors write the same book over and over, but this one seems more obvious and less fresh. What could help is more storytelling and personal anecdotes; Allen has led a successful life. What he offers instead is a series of affirmations that will be familiar to everyone who knows something of New Thought and law-of-attraction teachings. His meditations and prayers form a good core of self-help practices, but would probably work better as a recorded presentation. His fans will like it, but this won't earn him new ones. (Oct. 15)
From the Publisher

“Marc Allen is sharing the wisdom of the ages in a way that can guide and coach us to choose and create the life we desire.”
Dr. Bernie S. Siegel, author of A Book of Miracles

“These pages unleash the magic that has made Marc Allen a modern-day wizard.”
Isha Judd, author of Why Walk When You Can Fly?

“Disarmingly simple yet utterly profound...Marc Allen is my role model for easy success.”
Alan Cohen, author of I Had It All the Time

“Shows us how we can join with the deep creative flow of life — powerful magic — a flow that unites us with not only what grows and heals us but what supports everyone else as well.”
Richard Moss, author of The Mandala of Being

“This book will light your interior lamps and keep them glowing. It's bursting with abundance and practical magic.”
SARK, author and artist of Glad No Matter What

“Reading this book is like having one of the most magical teachers on the planet quietly sitting with you in your room, showing you how to easily and effortlessly create the life and the world of your dreams!”
Arielle Ford, author of Wabi Sabi Love

“Marc Allen is a living example and proof that the magical approach can help us create our ideal life — easily.”
Pamala Oslie, author of Life Colors

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608681457
Publisher:
New World Library
Publication date:
10/23/2012
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
469,588
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 2.70(d)

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The Magical Path

Creating the Life of Your Dreams and A World That Works for All


By Marc Allen

New World Library

Copyright © 2012 Marc Allen
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-60868-146-4



CHAPTER 1

Dream, Imagine, Create — The Power of the Worlds Within Us

Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Primary reality is within, secondary reality without.

— Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now


Dreams Are Essential

It all begins with a dream. It all begins with a little, ephemeral, vulnerable wish that flits through your mind. Of course — where else can it begin? Everything anyone has ever created first began with a dream.

It begins with an act of courage. Most people lead unsatisfactory lives because they don't dare to dream of an expansive, fulfilled, creative life. Why don't we dare to dream, and why don't we dare to do whatever we can to fulfill those dreams?

The answer is simple: Most of us are filled with fears, and our fears and anxieties overwhelm our vulnerable little dreams. Most of us fear failure so much that it keeps us from doing the things that we really want to do, the things that make us happy, excited, filled with life.

Every successful person in every field will tell you this: Don't fear failure! Don't let your fears overwhelm your dreams. Go for it. You'll never regret it. Yes, you may fail along the way — in fact you probably will. Yet life goes on. Once you fail a few times, you naturally come to realize there's nothing to fear in failure. So you failed — so what? What are you up to now? That's the important thing. This moment is all we have, and we can, in this moment, create some seriously effective magic, if we wish — if we dare to dream.


The Inner World of Imagination

Understanding the power of magic enough so that we can put it to use in our lives doesn't have to be all that complex and difficult. We don't have to join some kind of mystical group and work our way to the thirty-third level of something or other before we can gain a mastery of magic.

It's all very simple, when we think about it:

Everything that has ever been created was first created in someone's — or something's — mind. All creation begins with a thought.


That's obvious, right? The act of creation starts with a thought, a vague idea, a dream. Where else can it start? It all begins in our imagination.

We have a vibrant world within us. A world of shimmering light, the light of our Presence, our Being (thank you, Eckhart Tolle, for giving us those words). When we explore this world, we discover a world of magical creation. It is where all creation starts: in the inner worlds of spirit and mind.

A lot has been written and said about this. But all those words — and these words — are not that important: It's what you do with the words that affects your life. So let's take a moment right here at the beginning of the course to awaken our imagination, to explore our inner mind, and see what happens. We can begin our journey with the little exercise that, for me, opened up the vistas of my inner imagination.


Closing the Gates

This little meditation exercise is purely optional. If you have done any amount of meditation, you probably don't need to do it. I had done very little meditation the first time I did this, and it had a powerful effect on me.

It's good to start with what is sometimes called the Three-Breath Entry:


Three-Breath Entry

Sit or lie down comfortably, relax....
Take a deep breath; as you exhale, relax your body....
Take a second deep breath, and as you exhale, relax
your mind, let all thought go....
Take a third deep breath, and as you exhale, let it all go....
Deeply relax for a moment....
Feel your Presence ... your Being....
Bathe in the light of the life energy within....


Closing the Gates

Lift up your hands and spread your fingers. Now, gently and carefully, put your thumbs in your ears, blocking out as much sound as you can....

Then lay your index fingers over your eyes, lightly, without pressing....

Then take a deep breath, and press your third finger into the side of your nose, blocking your breathing....

Put your ring finger and little finger over your mouth, closing off your breathing there as well....

Sit as long as comfortable, without straining. When you need to breathe, relax your third, fourth, and fifth fingers and breathe through your nose. Keep your eyes and ears closed for a while longer....

There are inner worlds of light within you....

Bathe in the vast shimmering light of the life energy within....


That's it. Maybe it'll have no effect on you at all; maybe you already have access to inner worlds, and it comes as no surprise to look within. When I first did it, I had a stirring experience I'll never forget. I became aware of whole worlds I never knew existed, only because I'd never thought of them before — worlds of pure light, worlds created at the speed of light within the great piece of work we call our mind, our imagination.


You Are a Pillar of Light

The Middle Pillar Meditation is an essential part of my magician's toolkit. It has been one of the few practices in this course that I do regularly, several times a week, even though I'm basically lazy. The great appeal of the meditation is that you can do it lying flat on your back, in my favorite yoga posture — the corpse posture, where you lie motionless, arms at your sides, out at a slight angle, palms up. You can also do it sitting comfortably, or standing, or even walking or running.


Three Versions of the Middle Pillar Meditation

Over the years, I have adapted three versions of the Middle Pillar Meditation, two short and one longer. The first involves just relaxing and imagining that there is a radiant light energy — the energy of life — at the crown of your head, and it flows down through the center of your body, from head to feet.... That's it — short and simple and sweet.

In the second version, you let the light fill your body while standing, walking, or even running. The third version is a longer meditation, with several options. You can change and adapt any of the versions as you see fit.

Let's look again at the opening words of The Art of True Healing:

Within every man and woman is a force that directs and controls the entire course of life. Properly used, it can heal every affliction and ailment we may have.


It can also help us create fulfilling, successful, wonderful, abundant lives. We are connected at the crown of our heads with the energy of the universe, and connected at the bottom of our feet with the earth and, beyond that, the whole universe as well. First, we just imagine a pillar of light energy shimmering through our body, then we circulate it through our body, then we direct it. That light, that energy, can be consciously directed anywhere, within and without, to heal ourselves and others.

We can also consciously direct that light energy, the light of our imagination, into the inner worlds of magic, where we can do all kinds of good things. We can create inner sanctuaries and meet inner guides; we can imagine our highest, most expansive dreams, and then call forth the energy to create those dreams in full in our lives and in the world around us. This simple, relaxed meditation may be all you need to take from this entire course and apply in your life. I highly recommend doing the following exercises. The first two practices don't take much time at all; you can do them in a single moment, with a single breath, any time of day or night.


Simple Middle Pillar Meditation

Take a deep breath, exhale, relax....

Imagine there is a pillar of healing light radiating at the crown of your head....

Feel that light move down through your body, from your head to the tips of your toes....

Then feel it come back up to the crown of your head.... Imagine your body is a single radiant pillar of light....


Imagine you are a pillar of light.

That's the short version. Don't underestimate it. It is a gateway, a portal, that shows us who and what we really are, for we're all filled with the force of life, in every cell of our body. That life, that light, is who and what we are, on the deepest level of our being, now and forever.


Walking Middle Pillar Meditation

As you stand or walk (or even run), feel your Presence within....

Feel your Being....

Your body is a pillar of life energy, bathing you in its healing light....

Yes! Your body is a pillar of light. Feel it within, always....

It is who you are on your deepest level of being....

If you're out at night, you can magnify the experience if you start out somewhere in the darkness and then move into a brightly lit area as you feel the life energy bathing every cell of your body.

For the longer version of the Middle Pillar Meditation, it's always good to start with the Three-Breath Entry.


Three-Breath Entry

Sit or lie down comfortably, relax....

Take a deep breath; as you exhale, relax your body....

Take a second deep breath, and as you exhale, relax your mind, let all thought go....

Take a third deep breath, and as you exhale, let it all go....

Sit for a moment and deeply relax....

Feel your Presence ... your Being....

Bathe in the light of the life energy within every cell of your body....


Longer Middle Pillar Meditation

Take a deep breath, and as you exhale, feel a warm, radiant light at the crown of your head; it is the energy of life....

See it, feel it, vibrant and shining ...

Feel it move down from your crown and fill your entire head — your mind, your third eye — with vibrant light, peaceful and healing....

Take a deep breath, and as you exhale, relax into this world of light....

Then feel the light move down again and center in your throat....

Take a deep breath of air into your throat, and let the warm light within expand and become a quiet, wonderful healing energy....

Feel the light — it is the warmth of life....

Let it expand again and move down into the center of your heart....

Breathe warmth and healing energy into your heart and your lungs....

Let the radiant light expand, and fill the whole of your being. Let your heart open — open wide — to everyone and everything....

Let that radiant light move down again and center in your stomach — your hara, your third chakra. It is the center of your power....

Breathe healing light into your stomach, and into the amazing network of your intestines....

Let the light heal you and empower you....

Let the light move down again and center in your second chakra, your sexual organs....

Feel the whole area bathed in warm, healing light....

This energy center is the source of your creativity....

It's where we literally create new life, so fill it with your healing life energy....

Feel it move down finally to your root chakra, right where you sit, and fill that energy center with the healing light of life....

Now let that radiant energy flow down through your legs and out of your feet and into the earth, and into the whole universe....

Let that light energy come up through your feet and up through the central pillar of your body, up to your crown, where it showers over you and bathes your whole body in light....

Do this several times, if you wish....

Imagine your body is a radiant pillar of shining light, connected above with the universe and below with the earth — and beyond, to include everything in this magical creation we call the universe.

Imagine that every energy center in your body is a shining center of light....

They all connect with each other and form a pillar of radiant light....

This light is your essence; this is who yoou are — light and life

This light, this life is who and what we are, now and forever. This light, this life is love.

Affirm something like this:

Wherever I am, wherever I go, my body is a pillar of light.


Directing the Light Energy

Once you have energized the pillar of your body, from head to feet, there are all kinds of extraordinary things you can do with this focused energy. You can circulate the energy through your body in different ways, and direct healing energy to any part of your body that needs it. You can direct that energy to others as well, and help them heal. You can use it to attract money, resolve problems, and to help out friends with their difficulties.

The ways you can use it are endless. You can use it to magically create what you want in life.

The meditations that follow are suggestions only. Feel free to change them in any ways you wish. (And feel free in general, as well — in life!) I just heard a wise young woman named yvette Soler (that's not a typo — she spells her first name with a lowercase y) say that her teacher told her to make at least one change in every meditation or practice she gave her; that way, she makes it her own. Do the Middle Pillar Meditation a few times, and you'll soon be adapting it in all kinds of creative ways.


Circulating Energy

Now that you're filled with vibrant, healing light energy, you can circulate it through your body in various ways.

Start with feeling the energy around your feet, radiantly warm....

Imagine it moving up the front of your body, through all the energy centers of your body, moving up through the pillar of light....

It reaches your crown, and then moves down the back of your body, filling you with healing light energy....

Do this as many times as you wish.

Then imagine the energy gathering at your feet again and moving up the left side of your body (or right side, if that feels better), lighting up all your energy centers once again....

It reaches your crown and then moves down the other side of your body....

Circulate this energy a few times throughout your body....

It is the energy of life itself.

Now imagine the energy rises from your feet right through the center of your body, up your shining Middle Pillar....

Every chakra is filled with radiant healing light....

Now the energy reaches your crown and showers over you, down your body, bathing every cell in the radiant healing light of your life energy....


By circulating the light of your life force through your body, you have summoned powerful currents of healing energy into your body. This healing energy is always present in you; now you are magnifying it with the power of your imagination, and directing it with the power of your focused thought. You are ready to heal yourself.


Healing Yourself

Take a deep breath, and relax deeper and deeper as you exhale....

Take another deep breath, and summon radiant life energy....

Let that healing light fill every cell of your body....

Now focus on any part of your body that needs healing, and see it bathed in radiant healing light....

Fill the whole area with light, warm and gentle, radiantly powerful....

Breathe deeply, and breathe oxygen, energy, and warmth into the area....

Relax ... and imagine in some way that your body's amazing healing systems are now fully, powerfully engaged, doing their work of healing.

Think or say something like

Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better, in an easy and relaxed manner, a healthy and positive way, in its own perfect time, for the highest good of all.

I am filled with healing energy. I am healed, I am whole. I am perfect as I am.

Sit quietly in the light of your healing presence for a minute ... or an hour, or any length of time....

Feel your life energy radiating around you, letting your body's phenomenal healing system do its part....

Feel yourself healing....

Tell yourself — affirm — you are healing, you are whole, you are a perfect creation, filled with life, now and forever.

Ask and you shall receive. Ask for a healing, then lie down and give yourself one.

You can heal others as well by the same method. The most comfortable way is to sit and relax in a chair that's right next to them. Have them lie comfortably on their back in a bed or on a couch. If they're open to it, you can go through the meditation together, speaking out loud. Or you can do it yourself, silently, then speak to them in any way that spirit moves you throughout the healing.


Healing Others

Take a deep breath, and relax your body as you slowly exhale....

Take another deep breath, and relax your mind....

Take another deep breath, and let everything go....

Relax ... and feel your presence, your inner being....

Bathe your whole body in the healing light of your life energy....

Circulate the energy for a while, if you feel like it....

Now take your attention from within and focus it on the person lying before you. Extend the circulation of your energy to include them....

Merge your energy fields into one, so the two of you form one single body of radiant, healing light....


You can simply sit, quiet and motionless, and feel the healing energy at work, or you can raise your hands, and get up on your feet if necessary, and help them amplify their healing energy with your touch.


(Continues...)

Excerpted from The Magical Path by Marc Allen. Copyright © 2012 Marc Allen. Excerpted by permission of New World Library.
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Marc Allen is the author of numerous bestsellers, including Visionary Business and The Millionaire Course. He is also the cofounder and publisher of one of the most successful independent publishers in the United States, New World Library. He offers workshops and seminars throughout Northern California and through his website.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It's full of helpful rituals, meditations, and exercises to keep you centered and focused. I finished it quickly (in an easy and relaxed manner, as Marc would say!) but I'm keeping it close by me to use as a handy resource, especially in the morning and evening as the day begins and ends. Thanks, Marc, for another wonderful book to help us along our path!
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