I don't think that anything happens by coincidence... No one is here by accident... Everyone who crosses our path has a message for us. Otherwise they would have taken another path, or left earlier or later. The fact that these people are here means that they are here for some reason".— James Redfield
The most unpopular James Redfield quotes that are glad to read
How many people do you know who are obsessed with their work, who are type A or have stress related diseases and who can’t slow down? They can’t slow down because they use their routine to distract themselves, to reduce life to only its practical considerations. And they do this to avoid recalling how uncertain they are about why they live.
We must assume every event has significance and contains a message that pertains to our questions...this especially applies to what we used to call bad things...the challenge is to find the silver lining in every event, no matter how negative.
...the basic stuff of the universe, at its core, is looking like a kind of pure energy that is malleable to human intention and expectation in a way that defies our old mechanistic model of the universe--as though our expectation itself causes our energy to flow out into the world and affect other energy systems.
Dreams come to tell us something about our lives that we are missing.
We can become inspired to shape a higher, more ideal future, and when we do, miracles happen.
Life is really about a spiritual unfolding that is personal and enchanting -- an unfolding that no science or philosophy or religion has yet fully clarified.
The true, or higher part of the self is always seeking the state that mystics talk about, the state in which we are filled with a universal love and a peaceful euphoria.
Loving and energizing others is the best possible thing we can do for ourselves.
By seeing the beauty in every face we lift others into their wisest self and increase the chances of hearing a synchronistic message.
...Dreams come to tell us something about our lives that we are missing.
We humans have always sought to increase our personal energy in the only manner we have known, by seeking to psychologically steal it from the others--an unconscious competition that underlies all human conflict in the world.
The universe is energy, energy that responds to our expectations.
Knowing our personal mission further enhances the flow of mysterious coincidences as we are guided toward our destinies. First we have a question, then dreams, daydreams, and intuitions lead us toward the answers, which usually are synchronistically provided by the wisdom of another human being.
Sexual union is a holy moment in which a part of Heaven flows into the Earth.
When each expects the other to live in his or her world, to always be there to join in his or her chosen activities, an ego battle inevitably develops.
You see, the problem in life isn't in receiving answers.
The problem is in identifying your current questions. Once you get the questions right, the answers always come.
Each of us is the next step in evolution along the lineage created by our two parents. Our higher purpose on earth can be found by recognizing what our parents accomplished and where they left off. By reconciling what they gave us with what they left us to resolve, we can get a clear picture of who we are and what we are meant to do.
Where Attention goes Energy flows; Where Intention goes Energy flows!
Knowing our personal mission further enhances the flow of mysterious coincidences as we are guided toward our destinies.
Love is not an intellectual concept or a moral imperative or anything else.
It is the background emotion that exists when one is connected to the energy available in the universe, which of course, is the energy of God.
Apparently, before we are born, each of us experiences a vision of what our life can be, complete with reflections on our parents and our tendencies to engage in particular control dramas, even how we might work through these dramas with these parents and go on to be prepared for what we want to accomplish.
Once you learn what life is about, there is no way to erase that knowledge.
If you try to do something else with your life, you will always sense that you are missing something
If we make sure we stay in a state of conscious alertness for the next synchronicity, our minds stay on the positive and off our fear and doubt.
History is not just the evolution of technology; it is the evolution of thought.
Such growth will move humans into ever-higher energy states, ultimately transforming our bodies into spiritual form and uniting this dimension of existence with the afterlife dimension, ending the cycle of birth and death.
We can increase the frequency of guiding coincidences by uplifting every person that comes into our lives. Care must be taken not to lose our inner connection in romantic relationships.
The worst thing that can be done to children is to drain their energy while correcting them.
If we knock on the door until it opens, not taking no for an answer, our lives will be transformed as we step up into a higher awareness.
Our children take our level of vibration and raise it even higher.
This is how we, as humans, continue evolution.
Prayer power is real. By putting it into action, we will be able to stay more constantly in higher awareness than ever before. If we can do that, the world will quickly change.
...The human perception of this energy first begins with a heightened sensitivity to beauty.
You should never take responsibility for more children than you can give attention to.
Learn to slow down and perceive the mysterious events and opportunities that happen in life... if we look closely we see they... bring us just the right information at just the right time.
I'm asked that a lot: 'James, is there really a continuing spiritual renaissance occurring on this planet? Look at all the conflict, look at the wars.' And I believe, yes, we're still moving toward a deeper spirituality. It's personal. It's grassroots. It's everybody trying to get their own connection made, and from there it grows out.
Religions become corrupted when leaders are assigned to explain God's will to people instead of showing them how to find this direction within themselves.
The things that we preceive as beautiful may be different, but the actual characteristics we ascribe to beautiful objects are similar. Think about it. When something strikes us as beautiful, it displays more presence and sharpness of shape and vividness of color, doesn't it? It stands out. It shines. It seems almost iridescent compared to the dullness of other objects less attractive.
One of my teachers once said that the way you know you're on the right path is that it works. Now, that doesn't mean you don't run into blocks and brick walls, but it does mean that you can find a way around them or find a way to change yourself or your project in order to find the flow again and have it work.
The First Insight Theory: Mysterious coincidences cause the reconsideration of the inherent mystery that surrounds our individual lives on this planet.
Spirituality can not be separate from how we treat our bodies, construct our lifestyles, and keep our energy at higher levels.
If we stay aware and acknowledge the great mystery that is this life, we will see that we have been perfectly placed, in exactly the right position… to make all the difference in the world.
When love first happens, the individuals are giving each other energy unconsciously and both people feel buoyant and elated. That's the incredible high we call being ‘in love.’ Unfortunately, once they expect this feeling to come from another person, they cut themselves off from the energy in the universe and begin to rely even more on the energy from each other - only now there doesn’t seem to be enough.
When we cultivate mystical awareness or transcendent identity--which is a natural outgrowth of meditation and other practices--what happens is that we begin to take a witness position on our own lives, and that includes our minds. We break the illusion that we think our own thoughts, which is not always the case. Some ideas just arrive in our heads.
The process of discovering who we are and what we are here to do .
. . is dependent . . . on our ability to stay positive and to find a silver lining in all events.
Beauty is something we can affirm and intend to have more of.
What happens then is our perceptual ability, no matter where we are, expands in that direction.
We're just animals, creatures smart enough and unlucky enough to have figured out we're alive, and we're going to die without ever knowing any purpose. We can pretend all we want and we can wish all we want, but that basic existential fact remainswe can't know.
The effective prayers are affirmations.
Blaming our behavior on forces outside ourselves is a way of avoiding responsibility.
All I've done is put into words what all of us are about.
We're now at the archetypal stage of being ready to move from a material to a transcendent world view of culture. I'm only articulating what dwells in the consciousness of a good part of the masses now. That's why the response.
Evolution is a myth. God creates the future the way he wants it.
It is important to communicate to children about what we are going through.
We often speak in half truths. We don't frame the truth or explain our experience in terms they can understand. We need to take time to do this. What has to happen is that more people have to get involved with more children. Focus energy on the child. Children are raising themselves these days in all sorts of strange ways.