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Robert is the author of the Joyously inspirational book
The Dance of Wounded Souls
Joy to You & Me and Joy2MeU Update
To all the Magnificent Spiritual Beings on my e-mailing list,Hi everybody. There are a couple of things that I wanted to get the word out on as we go speeding to the New Millennium here.
One is that I am going to be in Phoenix November 19-26th and will be doing some counseling sessions while there - if anyone is in that area and interested drop me an e-mail.
Also I am going to be a guest on a radio program in Austin Texas on the 28th (by phone). The show is Recovery Today (they also have a monthly newspaper that I write for) on KVET AM 1300 from 10:00-11:00 on Sunday morning November 28th.
I have added a special offer on books as Christmas gifts to the ordering information page http://www.silcom.com/~joy2meu/joy_22.htm or http://Joy2MeU.com/joy_22.htm - You can order 3 or 7 books (if you have lots of friends and relatives who could use the book) and I will inscribe them to whomever you request. (You will need to send me an e-mail with the names if you use the secure credit card/check option since there is no way to add the names to those forms.) I am not able to add the audio tape sets to the offers just yet because of the next item.
I am running low on my inventory of tape sets and need to raise some financing to duplicate and package some new sets. So, I am offering a special investment opportunity as a one time thing. Instead of 1% for $2000, this one time some lucky person out there can buy a piece of the royalties (for 15 years) for Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls for $1250. The information is on the investment opportunity page http://www.silcom.com/~joy2meu/joy_25.htm or http://Joy2MeU.com/joy_25.htm
I have added two new links on the links pages: to the Imagine Writers Group which I was happy to accept an invitation to join; and to a new web site called Experts Central which asked me to be one of their experts.
The other big change on the links page is that I have joined the new About.com Affiliates program. There are an unbelievable number of supposed ways to make money on the internet, including selling advertising, banners, offering free merchandise, e-mail, etc., and affiliate programs. I will not sell advertising on my site (or use my e-mailing list for advertising) and the two banner programs I tried in the hopes that the banners would be to related sites turned out to not be so related so I dumped them. I am not going to add a software, or toy, or whatever store to the web sites since they don’t have anything to do with what my sites are all about. So, up until now, the only affiliate program I had joined was with Amazon.com. I get a small percentage of any sales that are made to people who go to Amazon from one of the links on my ordering page or book store. The main reason I joined their program was so that they would stock my book for 24 hour delivery. And in that, the association has worked good since they have averaged selling more than a book a day for the last two months. The small percentage of the sales has brought in very little money but they have proved a good outlet for the book.
About.com (formerly the Mining Co.) is, in my opinion, the best Directory on the web (much better than Yahoo) and I have recommended it highly among my recommended links since I first posted a links page. They are the best resource for information on any subject you can think of, that I have found on the net. (In fact, one of my requirements for joining Suite101.com - also a directory - as an editor is that they had to allow me to recommend About.com in my recommended links there - them allowing me to recommend a competitor was a sign to me of their integrity.) Now About.com has started their own affiliate program and it is finally one that I can join and know that it does not diminish the integrity of my sites. I have added a number of links to different sites on About.com that are related to the Spiritual and healing purpose of my sites. (And I get $ .06 for every time someone clicks through on one of those links - abundance is flowing into my life easily and effortlessly, freely and abundantly ;-) http://www.silcom.com/~joy2meu/links.html or http://Joy2MeU.com/Linkspage.html
I have also added to both web sites a program will translate my pages into French, Spanish, German, Italian, or Portuguese. I was hoping that the Spirit of the message would not be lost in the computer translation. I have heard back that the Portuguese translation is pretty good and that the German one is terrible (does not make much sense) - anybody that can tell me about the others, please do. (The translations turned out to be pretty bad so I removed the translator from Joy2MeU but left it on Joy You & Me for now.)
The idea for a referral page to local counselors and therapists is unfolding slowly. I have not yet received enough recommendations to make putting the page together worthwhile. We shall see how this works out - I would really like to get some more personal recommendations from individuals to counselors and therapists that they have worked with personally. More Will Be Revealed about whether this idea manifests.
The web sites are getting more than 6,000 hits a week now and the book is selling more than it has in a couple of years. The testimonials for the site keep pouring in (though I have not had time to update my page with testimonials on it.) It is really wonderful to know that my words are touching people's lives and helping them to Love them selves a little bit more. Over a hundred new people have joined this list since the last time I included Oprah's e-mail address so I am going to include it again today for anyone that would like to put in a good word for my book and/or web sites. A big thank you to the people who wrote reviews for Amazon.com - I appreciate your taking the time.
This Thursday, November 11th (11-11) is supposed to be some kind of big opening in the access to Higher vibrational energies. I believe there is some Truth in 11-11 being a significant number but don't know if this 11-11 is the one that is important. It might be interesting just to pay attention and see if you feel anything differently on that day. (Maybe it is the day Oprah will call - which, of course, would greatly increase the investment price for the book ;-)
I am also going to add, at the bottom of this e-mail, a Spiritual practice recommended by the Dalai Lama to some members of the Global New Thought Association. It is a simple and easy practice that I believe has some real value.
I am planning on posting my next online column before heading for Arizona on the 19th but will probably not send out an update about that unless some other things are happening.
Wishing you many moments of Peace, Love, and
Joy in your day,
Anyone who feels my web site and/or book has been valuable enough for them to take a few minutes to drop Oprah an e-mail, here is the address of the web page for her e-mail: http://www.oprah.com/email-oprah.html (This address is no longer valid - see information index page.)
The following was shared by the various members of the Association of Global New Thought when they returned from India and meeting with the Dalai Lama for several days recently. The meetings focused on dialoguing what they believed were the 5 most important questions to be considered moving into the new millennium. The group was asked to come up with five questions before meeting with the Dalai Lama. They asked:
* How do we address the widening gap between
rich and poor?
The Dalai Lama said all the questions fall under the last one. If we have true compassion, our children will be educated, we will care for the earth, and for those who "have not". He asked the group: Do you think loving on the planet is increasing or staying the same? His own response was, "My experience leads me to believe that love IS increasing." He shared a practice with the group that will increase loving and compassion in the world, and asked everyone attending to go home and share it with as many people as possible.
1. Spend 5 minutes at the beginning of each day remembering we all want the same thing (to be happy and loved) and we are all connected.
2. Spend 5 minutes cherishing yourself and others. Let go of judgments. Breathe in cherishing yourself, and breathe out cherishing others. If the faces of people you are having difficulty with appear, cherish them as well.
3. During the day extend that attitude to everyone you meet - we are all the same, and I cherish myself and you [do it with the grocery store clerk, the client, your family, co-workers, etc.].
4. Stay in the practice, no matter what happens.
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