If you're holding this book in your hand, then you've already changed your life. Are you still waiting for your ship to come in? Looking for the relationship you can't seem to find? Working just to pay the bills until that perfect job comes along? Don't you wish that you could just place an order for the life that you want?
Well, you can! And you don't have to chant, meditate, pray, fast, work, or do anything--just relax. And there won't be any bill to pay. Seems impossible? That's what the author said: "If, after reading this book, you think that cosmic ordering is total nonsense, but you decide to place an order with the universe anyway just to prove me wrong, then you have subscribed to this ordering service just the way I first did. And you just might start as wonderful a journey towards an easier, more fulfilling life."
The Cosmic Ordering Service is a guide to realizing your dreams. Best-selling author Barbel Mohr can teach you how to fulfill all your wishes--just by placing an order with the universe. You'll learn how she has used the Cosmic Ordering Service to gain her dream job, the ideal man, money, health--even a castle to live in! Mohr will show you, as she has taught hundreds of thousands of European readers, how to listen to your inner voice, place your order, sit back, and let marvelous things happen.
The hard part is deciding what you really want. Once you've figured that out, this charming, witty, and insightful book is going to tell how to get it.
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About the Author
Barbel Mohr was born in Bonn, Germany. She has worked as a photographer, editor, magazine designer, video producer, and author, and she gives "How to Have More Fun in Your Daily Life" workshops. Mohr travels widely in Germany to promote better living through her seminars and lectures. Since 1998 she has published twelve self-help and children's books in German, including the best-selling The Cosmic Ordering Service (the German edition is called Bestellungen beim Universum), which has been translated into thirteen languages thus far, selling more than a million copies combined. It is also available in a German audio edition.
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The Cosmic Ordering Service
By BARBEL MOHR
Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc.Copyright © 1998 Omega-Verlag
All rights reserved.
How I Discovered the "Cosmic Ordering Service"
The whole thing started a few years ago during an argument with a friend. She had read a book about positive thinking and suggested that I imagine the perfect man with all the right qualities and just ask the universe to send him my way, to "place an order" for him with the universe. Back then I was not thinking highly of those kinds of ideas, and got all worked up as the discussion progressed. I thought I needed to save my friend from pending madness. We finally ended our argument with the agreement that I would place a "test order" to prove to her what total nonsense this was. At that time, I had a nine-item wish list for the perfect man, which included: he must be a vegetarian, be against alcohol, be a non-smoker, and know T'ai Chi.
In order to minimize the statistical probability of a coincidence as much as possible, I set an exact delivery date; it would be during a specific week in approximately three months. With that, the discussion was temporarily concluded.
When said week arrived, a guy who had all nine characteristics was promptly delivered.
"Wowwww!" I thought. After that I was convinced that this cosmic ordering service was definitely worth trying and got into an ordering frenzy.
I still do everything in my daily life as well as I can in that moment, and I am surely not the passive kind who just hops into a hammock and does nothing but order. Nevertheless, whenever something comes up that I would like to have, but I cannot find a way of getting for myself, I order it: an office, money (this works for me in sums of a few thousand dollars; I have too many doubts about higher sums, which blocks the flow), job, apartment, etc.
Some time ago, I had a position in a public relations office, and part of my job involved generating an informational flyer by cutting and pasting portions from other sources. I had total freedom in the design of the flyer and enjoyed it so much that I wanted to study magazine design. I checked into taking evening classes in computer graphics—today almost all magazines are computer generated—but the classes were expensive and took years to finish. It wasn't worth this kind of effort to me. So here was an obvious case for another order, just for fun.
It couldn't hurt. And while I was at it, I added that I wanted to work in a small, comfortable place in the country, and that the director of the company should be my age, and a charming, non-choleric person ... if you please.
Shortly thereafter, a colleague of mine quit her job. She changed positions several times during the next few months and finally ended up in a small company in the country. Her boss was a charming, twenty-six-year old, and she was doing the graphic work there all by herself. At first I was totally baffled. I order, and they deliver my order to her. Unbelievable!
At the same time I had another order in the making. An ex-friend, one whom I had not ordered, owed me quite a lot of money. I had ordered this amount returned to me, with no regard to its source. The money, therefore, would not necessarily come from him; he did not have any more money anyway.
It so happened that I also changed jobs and started working for a magazine. The magazine didn't make it, and discontinued after four months. But due to their long term-of-notice requirement, I got, approximately, the amount that I had ordered—more than twelve thousand dollars—as a settlement. Isn't that outrageous?
Suddenly blessed with that kind of money, my first thoughts were to leave the country and learn Italian. But I had to cancel these plans. The earlier order was in the delivery phase: my former colleague called and said she urgently needed help. She had convinced her boss, the twenty-six-year-old, that she needed one month to find an assistant. That, she told me, would give her enough time to train me in computer layout design.
The office was in the country. We worked at a wooden table with bench in the garden, the two of us designing six totally different technical journals, and the boss throwing erasers at us for fun. I stayed there for two years. It was great!
My favorite objects to order at that time were men. After the nine-item wish list came the improved fifteen-item list. But when that also was not accurate enough, I wanted to be prepared for any contingencies, and put together the enhanced twenty-five-item "male order" list; all quite comprehensive, even including the delivery date. This was in case the "ones on high" should take their time. But, the order had a flaw. It is amazing how many model variations there are that one doesn't take into account. Although the delivery model had all twenty-five characteristics, I had more stress with the twenty-five-item guy than I have had with some "zero-item types." The number of items is, apparently, no guarantee of anything.
Only recently, a good friend of mine came up with the glorious idea to simply order "the one that is the best match for me at this moment." Either the idea was so simple I didn't even think of it, or I lacked faith that "the ones on high" would come up with something good. This friend of mine, however, is convinced that his wording was the key, and is highly satisfied with the delivery that happened three days later.
I am afraid it's a trust issue for me. I secretly accuse the cosmic ordering service of continuing to leisurely "play the harp" for a while longer before taking action, unless I "turn up the pressure" and specify the delivery date. And it is exactly the other way around: The more faith I have, the faster it works.
By the way, I placed my very first order very romantically, on the balcony in the moonlight. By now, however, I order from everywhere, and in any which way I please. At one time I wanted to have an inexpensive office very close to where I live, and I wanted it within the next few days. I placed that order very matter-of-factly, directly from my desk. Three days later my neighbor called me over and offered just such an office to me. You can imagine that I felt just a little shocked by this rapid delivery. In the end, I didn't take the office as the whole project for which I needed an office was still up in the air. I had ordered a little too soon.
REMEMBER: Be aware of what you wish for and order; it could come true at once! Otherwise, you may get so wrapped up in placing orders that you lose track of whether the things you ordered are really good for you. It is better to pause for a moment and get in touch with your inner self before placing an order.
One of my especially dear friends always laughs so hard he almost drops the phone when I tell him about my ordering successes. His opinion is: "For those whom God wants to punish, He grants their wishes." Of course, this expression is totally outdated.
Punishment is out, mega-out. On the contrary, I find that even those orders that I throw away right after they get delivered are extremely useful because who knows how long it would have taken me, otherwise, to find out that I don't want that order? Maybe I would have pursued this or that dream for years. This way I get to the essence of what I really want in life much more quickly. But if you pause frequently and listen to your inner voice, you spare yourself many superfluous orders.
REMEMBER, TOO: You do not need to apply a special breathing technique or get into a trance to program your subconscious. You also do not need to read the order to yourself while in a headstand under hypnosis. You only need to simply say, think, and feel, as guileless as a child, what you would like to have, and it will come.
CAUTION: That of which you are secretly afraid will come first. Neither your subconscious, nor the universe, understands the expression: "I do not want this and that." Or: "I hope that in the end this and that will not happen." The words "no" and "not" are to be scratched, and then you will see the image in your mind begin to materialize. For example: Sit down quietly and do not think of a polar bear for three minutes. You probably haven't ever thought about polar bears as intensely as just then in your entire life. Therefore: Everything that you do not want and have as an image in your mind, at a minimum, blocks the true wish. "First you have to believe, then trust, and soon the proof from the universe will come. It manifests through your belief. This is the spiritual law of the universe."
One day you will know—trusting belief without doubt—that everything you wish and need comes to you anyhow. If something goes wrong, it can only mean that something even better is waiting for you, or that there is a flaw in your wish that you cannot see yet. You will know that the best is still to come and that it will, no doubt, come soon. Initially you don't even necessarily have to really believe in the process; I didn't believe it during the argument with my friend, either.
It is sufficient to be open to the possibility that it could work. You will receive help from inside of you because nature is interested in happy people, and happy people respect nature and handle it with care.CHAPTER 2
We Practice Cosmic Ordering
I recommend that you practice cosmic ordering by placing small and "inconsequential" orders. This way your confidence will grow, and the more confidence you have, the faster your wishes will come true.
My studio, for example, is too small for a washing machine, so I take my laundry to the nearest laundromat. Recently I discovered that dryer number 9 is the hottest and dries the fastest. Dryer number 11, however, is the most ineffective and slowest. "Okay, next time I want to get dryer number 9 right away, if you please," was my order of the day.
So, last week at the laundromat, my laundry was in the spinning cycle and I was peeking over at the dryers. "Wait a minute! Didn't I order dryer number 9? Oh well, that didn't work out, I guess. Number 9 is occupied. Instead, my 'favorite,' number 11, is available. Well, maybe number 9 will be available in a minute. It can't be that only the worst dryer is available for me." But even if that were so, I was in way too good a mood to have it spoiled by a mere dryer.
"La di da di da," I was humming to myself. The spinning cycle was coming to an end and the drum was slowing down. The second my washer signaled the end of the washing cycle, dryer number 9 stopped and a lady walked over there right away to remove her laundry. So I had received my requested number 9 at exactly the right time, to the second.
If something like this happens once a year you might argue that it was just pure coincidence. But the more open-minded you are, the more frequently you will run into these mysterious "coincidences," and in the end, things work out the way you want them on a daily basis. You don't have to struggle with life so much, no matter what you do, and this means more fun, free time, and enjoyment for you.
Another ordering example: As mentioned before, my studio is very small, only 360 square feet, and I live, sleep, and work there. Quite cozy. Something bigger wouldn't be so bad sometimes. Something like a nice little castle, for example. But it can't cost much, of course, because now I don't pay more than five dollars per square foot for rent, and I don't really want to pay more. Otherwise, I would have to work more; and to work more just to pay the rent is no fun whatsoever.
So, just for fun, I placed the following order with the universe: "Please send a castle!" Approximately one year after this "just-for-fun" order, which I had placed together with a friend, it just so happened that another friend of mine moved into a castle for real. After he had lived and worked there for a little while, I got to know the castle during a weekend visit, and I fell in love with it. It resembles a version of Pippi Longstocking's house for adults. There are hallways, staircases, corners, and nooks and crannies everywhere. It is big, yet comfortable.
Seeing this castle and thinking how ideal it would be to live and work as a team in such a place didn't take much effort. A few weeks later this friend of mine, the owner of the castle, called me. They needed help and maybe I could join their team; and, of course, I could also live at the castle.
I decided to visit the castle again, and promptly received three more neat stories about coincidences for my "Book of Coincidences." (I collect the best stories about coincidences anybody wants to share with me.) As it turned out, the teamwork at the castle could have only worked out as a part-time occupation for me, since I didn't have quite the right skill set for what they needed. In addition, I would have lived a little too far away from my boyfriend, which I didn't really like, either. And as beautifully enchanting as this castle is, with its chapel, and sixty-three rooms, it is really more like a citadel, lying in a hillside, with no park around it.
So, castle with park and closer to my boyfriend would really be nicer. But sharing housing and working together, that's cool! I was just thinking that to myself. And sometimes when I am just thinking to myself, I wonder if maybe there isn't someone sitting in my brain who tells me to wish for exactly the things that will happen anyway. It can't be possible that so often things happen exactly as I have wished!
You see, another friend of mine had, in the meantime, come up with another castle. It is in the process of being remodeled to house a conference center and vegetarian culinary academy. It is situated south of Munich, and closer to where my boyfriend lives. And it has a beautifully cute park, naturally, with view of a lake from the patio. Of course, this friend of mine invited me to visit the castle one Sunday morning and, of course, the manager was there, even though it was a Sunday. Of course, I liked the manager and, of course, they will need help with all kinds of things once the remodeling is done. We could get together and talk about this some more.... In the meantime, I am working on the Book of Coincidences and publishing my own (positive) magazine, which takes up a lot of my time. That means it is questionable whether I will actually work in any castle in the future. My lax attitude toward the fulfillment of my wishes made one of my friends ask: "Aren't you afraid of the 'bill' the ordering service might send you? You go around and place orders left and right for the wildest and most Utopian things, get them delivered, nevertheless, and then don't use them. That surely isn't the proper way to behave."
"The world is what you believe it is," was the only reply I could make to her. If you think in the back of your mind, "I don't deserve this," then it won't work. And, if on top of that, you are afraid of "bills," or even "punishment," then you will create exactly that yourself. Because, "the world is what you believe it is!"
So, to the contrary, I have the feeling that I get an extra bonus for all the many nice orders I am placing; as if the employees of the ordering service give special promotional gifts to repeat clients who order large quantities.
So, in a mysterious way, this ordering technique has the invaluable advantage that you don't ever feel all alone any more. And this feeling gets stronger the more you use the ordering service. "Dear universe, I cannot find my glasses; please, drop a hint as to where I have left them this time. Ah, here! Thanks a lot.
"This article I'm working on for magazine such-and-such urgently needs more punch to pep it up a little. Hi, ordering service, any ideas? What? Where? Which box do I need to rummage through? But there is only garbage in that one! No, I can't believe it; it has been years now since I kept this note. Fits perfectly; it's exactly what I was looking for!"
Maybe you are only talking to yourself, with your own subconscious. That really doesn't matter at all, as long as it works. The long-term research of Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross regarding near death experiences (see chapter 11), and the experiences of some of my psychically gifted friends often make me wonder, however. One should be open to all possibilities, I think. However, I look at it more from a practical standpoint: What counts is that it works!
Excerpted from The Cosmic Ordering Service by BARBEL MOHR. Copyright © 1998 Omega-Verlag. Excerpted by permission of Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc..
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Table of Contents
Preface by the Author,
1. How I Discovered the "Cosmic Ordering Service",
2. We Practice Cosmic Ordering,
3. Test: Will the Cosmic Ordering Service Work for Me?,
4. Why Does This Technique Work?,
5. How Does the Cosmic Ordering Service Work, and Why Do I Need to Be in a Good Mood to Do It?,
6. How Do I Learn to Listen to My Inner Voice?,
7. In Your Natural State, You Are Relaxed,
8. Inner Peace: A Comprehensive Remedy,
9. All Theory is Grey—What Counts Is the Experience!,
10. A Detailed Descript ion of the Cosmic Ordering Process,
11. What Is Happening in the Afterworld? Does It Even Exist?,
12. "E.T. Phone Home ...",
13. Tips for Everyday Life,
About the Author,
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After I read this book on my vacation in Germany I like to recomend it to everyone. Easy to understand, lots of good suggestions.This book really makes you feel good.