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“I AM” a film by Tom Shadyac, famed director of the Jim Carrey films: Liar Liar, Bruce Almighty, Ace Ventura Pet Detective and Eddie Murphy’s The Nutty Professor

“I AM” Find the Power of Your Inner Truth

Tom has generously agreed to allow us to distribute DVD copies of his film “I Am” to returning Veterans.

 Steve and Tom

Recommended Reading List:

Spiritual Psychotherapy:
__ A Course in Miracles
__The Bhagavad-Gita
__The Koran
__The Kabbalah
__The Bible
__ Three Magic Words – US Andersen
__ The Secret of Secrets – US Andersen
__The “I AM” Discourses – (1935 The Saint Germain Foundation)
__Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramahansa Yogananda
__The Yoga of Jesus – Paramahansa Yogananda
__The Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita – Paramahansa Yogananda
__Man’s Eternal Quest – Paramahansa Yogananda
__The Holy Science – Swami Sri Yukteswar
__Diamond Heart, Book One – A.H. Almaas
__Dialog With Myself – J. Krishnamurti
__Think on These Things – J. Krishnamurti
__Guaranteed Solutions – Swamiji Nithyananda
__The Way of Life – Lao Tzu
__Anatomy of the Spirit – Caroline Myss, Ph.D.
__Seat of the Soul – Gary Zukav                                                                                             __The Perennial Philosophy – Aldous Huxley                                                                    __War and the Soul – Dr. Edward Tick

The Physics of Spirituality:
__The Holy Science – Swami Sri Yukteswar
__Dancing With The Wu Li Masters – Gary Zukav
__Recovering the Soul – Larry Dossey, M.D.
__Beyond the Quantum – Michael Talbot
__The Holographic Universe – Michael Talbot
__The Geometry of Art and Life – Matila Ghyka

Transformational Thinking:
__The Prophet – Kahlil Gabran
__The Voice of the Master – Kahlil Gabran
__Personal Power Through Awareness – Sanaya Roman
__Living With Joy – Sanaya Roman
__You Can Have It All – Arnold Patton
__Death, Taxes, and Other Illusions – Arnold Patton
__You Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought – John Rogers
__The Book of Life – Roy Eugene Davis
__A Path With Heart – Jack Kornfield
__Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramahansa Yogananda
__Where There is Light – Paramahansa Yogananda
__Your Secret Door to Success – Florence Shinn
__Your Word Is Your Wand – Florence Shinn
__As A Man Thinketh – James Allen
__The Power Of Positive Thinking – Norman Vincent Peal
__Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
__The Magic of Believing – Claude M. Bristol
__Notes on How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy – Hugh and Gayle Prather
__Real Moments – Barbara DeAngeles, Ph.D.
__Return to Love – Marianne Williamson
__Illuminated Prayers – Marianne Williamson
__The Screw Tape Letters – CS Lewis
__Mere Christianity – CS Lewis
__The Art of War – Sun Tzu
__The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz

Find Your Life Purpose:
__The Game of Life and How to Play It – Florence Shinn
__Way of the Peaceful Warrior – Dan Millman
__Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior – Dan Millman
__The Life You Were Born To Live – Dan Millman

Prosperity:
__ Three Magic Words – U.S. Andersen
__ The Power of Intention – Dr. Wayne Dyer
__ Secrets of the Millionaire Mind – Harv Ekart
__The Richest Man In Babylon – George S. Clason
__Creating Money – Sanaya Roman
__Open Your Mind to Receive – Catherine Ponder
__Money and the Meaning of Life – Jacob Needleman, Ph.D.
__Rich Dad / Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki
__The Courage to Be Rick – Suze Orman

Spiritual Quests:
__Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East (Vol 1-5) – Baird Spalding
__The Alchemist – Pavlo Coelho
__The Fifth Mountain – Pavlo Coelho
__The Valkyries – Pavlo Coelho
__Illusions – Richard Bach
__Mutant Message Down Under – Marlo Morgan

Love and Relationships:
__Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus – John Gray, Ph.D.
__By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept – Pavlo Coelho
__Bridge Across Forever – Richard Bach
__Spiritual Partnership – Gary Zukav

Health and Healing:
__Love, Medicine, and Miracles – Bernie Siegel, M.D.
__Love, Peace, and Healing – Bernie Siegel, M.D.
__Healing and the Mind – Bill Moyers
__Reversing Heart Disease – Dean Ornish, M.D.
__Quantum Healing – Deepak Chopra, M.D.
__Perfect Health – Deepak Chopra, M.D.
__Vibrational Medicine – Dr. Gerber
__Anatomy of the Spirit – Caroline Myss, Ph.D.
__You Can Heal Your Life – Lousie Hay
__Diet for a New America – John Robbins

SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION:
__We First – Simon Mainwaring

THE POWER OF MUSIC:
__The Secret Power of Music – David Tame
__The Mysticism of Music – Hazart Khan

Transformational Quotes: Thoughts, Form, Empowerment

Thich Nhat Hanh – “The healing of ourselves is the healing of the whole nation. Society is only a manifestation of our collective consciousness and our collective consciousness has a lot of fear, violence and hatred in it. … It is possible to transform our heart…Not much time is needed…(the transformation can be born) the moment you vow to go in the direction of peace and service.” – Transforming Our Suffering

Retired Assemblyman and Senator John Vasconcellos (California legislator, Chairman of the Way and Means, founder of the California Task Force to Promote Self-esteem) – “We can develop a social vaccine (Self-esteem). We can outgrow our past failures – our lives of crime and violence, alcohol and drug abuse, premature pregnancy, child abuse, chronic dependency on welfare, and education failure.”(Task Force Report)

former Police Chief Willie Williams (Los Angeles,CA) – “We can not begin the healing process until we make peace with ourselves and others.” (Acceptance speech 6/30/92)

The Dalai Lama – “What is important is to see how we can best lead a meaningful everyday life, how we can bring about peace and harmony in our minds, how we can help contribute to society.” (Time magazine;The Meaning of Life)

Actor Nick Nolte – “First make peace inside yourself.” (Parade magazine)

Actress Barbra Streisand – “I wasn’t supported, I wasn’t given any self-esteem.”
(The Dallas Morning News)

Peter Gabriel – “When my self-esteem is sinking, I like to be liked/ In this emptiness and fear, I want to be wanted/ Cos I love to be loved.” (Lyrics from his new album release US)

Feminist Gloria Steinem – “Self-esteem isn’t everything. It’s just that there’s nothing without it.” (Time magazine)

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross – “In the so-called civilized world, children are physically, sexually and/or emotionally abused; they are the leaders of our future. When children are raised in such a hostile and violent environment, how can we hope for a harmonious future for all people of this world? In this light, the purpose of human life is to achieve our own spiritual evolution, to get rid of negativity, to establish harmony among our physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual quadrants, to learn to live in harmony within the family, community, nation, ..treating all of mankind as brothers and sisters.” (Time mag, The Meaning of Life).

“Earlier in this century, the Heisenberg Principle established that the very act of observing a natural phenomenon can change what is being observed. Although the initial theory was limited in practice to special cases in subatomic physics, the philosophical implications were and are staggering.” – VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

“All that we are is a result of what we have thought.” – Buddha

“All conditions and all circumstances in our lives are a result of a certain level of thinking. If we want to change the conditions and circumstances, we have to change the level of thinking that is responsible for it.” – Albert Einstein

“The destiny of a person is connected with those things he himself creates and does.” – Rabbi Steinsaltz in the kabbalistic 13th century

“We create our own reality because of our inner emotional – our subconscious – reality draws us into those situations from which we learn. We experience it as strange things happening to us (and) we meet the people in our lives that we need to learn from. And so we create these circumstances at a very deep metaphysical and subconscious level.” – Astronaut Edgar Mitchell

“Proper visualization by the exercise of concentration and willpower enables us to materialize thoughts, not only as dreams or visions in the mental realm, but also as experiences in the material realm.” – Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi

“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” – Mathew 21:22

” The most important advance in the next fifty years will be in the realm of the spiritual – dealing with the spirit of thought.” – Charles P. Steinmetz, famous General Electric engineer

“As a man (the word ‘man’ is a sanskrit word which means ‘consciousness’) thinketh in his heart so is he.” – King Solomon, The Bible

“I came to take seriously, even to believe that the consciousness of man, the mind, is not something to reduce to brain mechanisms. …It is clear that in order to survive after death the mind must establish a connection with a source of energy other than that of the brain.”
– Dr. Wilder Pinfield, Father of Nerosurgery; Princeton , Oxford, and John Hopkins. Pinfield did extensive mapping of the brain in the 1930’s through electrically stimulating areas of the brain during surgery.

“As a man acts, so does he become. As a man’s desire is, so is his destiny.” – the Hindu pre-Christian Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

“When our focus is toward a principle of relatedness and oneness, and away from fragmentation and isolation, health ensues.” – Larry Dossey, M.D., national best selling author of ‘The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine.”

“Happiness is self-connectedness.” – Aristotle, 300 B.C.

“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” – Jesus, The Gnostic Gospels

“There is a powerful force within us, an un-illuminated part of the mind – separate from the conscious mind that is constantly at work molding our thought, feelings, and actions.” – Sigmund Frued

“Therefore I say unto you, what things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” – Mark 11:24

“The ancestor of every action is thought; when we understand that we begin to comprehend that our world is governed by thought and that everything without had its counterpart originally within the mind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you want to be transformed be not of this world. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” – The Bible

“The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.” – Charles Darwin

“To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.” – Confucius

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking it makes it so.” – Shakespeare

“All things in the world of Nature are not controlled by Fate for the soul has a principle of its own.” – 4th century Greek philosopher Iamblichus

“Before we can do something or anything we must first be something.” – Gurta, the German philosopher

“Believe and your belief will actually create the fact.” – William James

“Your world and everything in it is a reflection of your own mental attitude toward yourself.” – Earl Nightengale

“We act, we behave, and we feel the vibration that we’re in at the present time according to what we consider our self image to be. And we do not deviate from that pattern. The image you hold of yourself is a premise, a foundation (idea) on which your entire personality is built. This image, not only controls your behavior but your circumstances as well.” – Maxwell Maltz, author of Physco-cybernetics

“Without the heart, there can be no understanding between the hands and the mind.” – Georgio Morators, the legendary film producer of the 1920’s – from the movie Metropolis

“One must learn to love oneself…with a wholesome and healthy love, so that one can bear to be with oneself and need not roam.” – Nietzsche

“Only connect.” – E.M. Forster

“Look within, and seek that.” – Jalauddin Rumi

“He who knows others is learned; He who knows himself is wise.” – Lao-tzu,

“Love thy neighbor as thyself.” – Jesus

“If you become steadfast in your abstentions of thoughts of harm directed toward others, all living creatures will cease to feel enmity in your presence.”- Patañjali (Sanskrit: पतञ्जलि, IPA: [pət̪əɲɟəli]; fl. 150 BCE[1] or 2nd c. BCE[2][3]) is the compiler of the Yoga Sūtrasfrom the Yoga Sutras (Aphorisms) of Patanjali

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” Patañjali (Sanskrit: पतञ्जलि, IPA: [pət̪əɲɟəli]; fl. 150 BCE[1] or 2nd c. BCE[2][3]) is the compiler of the Yoga Sūtras
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead
The chooser’s happiness lies in his congruence with the chosen, the peace of iron-filings, obedient to the forces of the magnetic field. Calm is the soul that is emptied of all self, in a restful harmony. This happiness is here and now, in the eternal moment of co-inherence. A happiness within you – but not yours. – Dag Hammarskjöld
The poets did well to conjoin music and medicine in Apollo, because the office of medicine is but to tune this curious harp of man’s body and to reduce it to harmony. – Francis Bacon
What is God-given is called nature; to follow nature is called Tao (the Way); to cultivate the way is called culture. Before joy, anger, sadness and happiness are expressed, they are called the inner self; when they are expressed to the proper degree, they are called harmony. The inner self is the correct foundation of the world, and the harmony is the illustrious Way. When a man has achieved the inner self and harmony, the heaven and earth are orderly and the myriad of things are nourished and grow thereby. – Confucius

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