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Infinite Self by Stuart Wilde
Death is a part of life and yet, I am having a hard time believing that spiritual guru Stuart Wilde has departed from this earth. Several websites have confirmed the news, so I know it to be true. On May 1, 2013, Stuart Wilde suffered a fatal heart attack in Ireland. While I never met Stuart Wilde, I have been a fan and admirer of his teachings for a very long time and his wisdom has made such a difference in my life, I am forever grateful to him. Whereas so many spiritual teachings make you feel like you would have to live in seclusion for the rest of your life to achieve inner peace, Wilde’s teachings were the exact opposite. When reading one of his books or listening to one of his lectures, you felt as if you were at a pub with your good mate, who just happened to know a TON about the way the universe works and the true laws of nature. He broke things down in a way that made it simple to understand, a way in which so many spiritual teachings lack.
Stuart Wilde wrote over 20 books and ALL of them are essential reading. There have been so many times where I pick up a Stuie book, open it at random and the advice on those pages seems to be exactly what I need in my life at that moment. His books such as “Infinite Self,” and “Silent Power,” have inspired me and changed the direction of my life as his words taught me to better empower myself. He encouraged being an outsider (or “fringe dweller” as he put it) and most importantly, he always infused humor into serious subjects. Stuart Wilde’s teachings always came with the warning – don’t just read these words, TEST THEM and if they turn out not to work for you, throw them out and find what does work for you. However, time and time again, Stuart’s teachings proved to be right on.
I’m very sad that I will not get to learn from him in person, but his books and DVDs will be essential to my life for as long as I inhabit this planet. Stuart, all I can say to you is THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for the invaluable teachings you have left behind for not just me, but for all of us. May you rest in peace! Namaste.
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I saw a campaign on Facebook to wear purple on October 20, 2010 to celebrate the lives of those teens that recently committed suicide because they were bullied and couldn’t cope with the pressures of being gay. My blog will proudly wear purple on this day.
It is not always the easiest thing to do, but please remember, you have every right to be yourself in the same way that everyone else has the right to be them. If they cannot accept you for who and what you are, it’s their problem, not yours! Please do not forget that in the face of all adversity!
If you are a teen (or even an adult) that is scared to come out of the closet because you are afraid of what other people will say about you or afraid of how you’ll be treated, please repeat this mantra by Stuart Wilde multiple times daily:
“This is my day.
I control each and every thing that comes to me.
I accept complete responsibility for my life.
I am power.
So be it.”
This was taken from Stuart Wilde’s excellent book Affirmations.
We are merely a speck in a much grander plan. Please remember that. Have a loving and tolerant day, now and forever more.
I recently re-read one of my favorite books, Infinite Self by Stuart Wilde and after this read, I think it might be my favorite non-fiction book of all time. It’s simply amazing.
Without being preachy or telling the reader “what they need to do” to have a better life, he simply presents the world as it truly is (totally messed up) and he also talks about people’s thought patterns and reactions in a way that is so easy to grasp, you’ll read the words and then you’ll think he knows the people in your social circle.
Stuart Wilde is not one of those spiritual writers where you feel like you’d have to live in a monastery and meditate for the rest of your life to even be half as “with it” as him. Instead, his writing style is like going into a bar and sitting next to some guy that ends up telling you all this cool stuff in a way that makes total sense. In addition, as you are learning new things, you’ll laugh all along the way. The same cannot be said for many other books of this nature.
The book has 33 steps to reclaim your inner power and truly, as you read it, if you practice some of the things he discusses (some are easy, some are hard), you’ll find that your life will change for the better. Unlike other “gurus,” Stuart Wilde encourages you to throw the book in the trash if you think he’s full of it.
He writes a blog, but it can be seen as being off the deep end if you are not familiar with basic spiritual principles. I view it, instead, that it might be hard to understand because the guy has traveled around the world over 80 times and his level of “getting it” is far superior to most people on this planet.
I’m Wilde about this book and I hope you will be too when you read it!
The Compass by Tammy Kling and John Spencer Ellis
I just finished reading “The Compass” by Tammy Kling and John Spencer Ellis so I thought I’d give you my two cents about this book.
The novel is a thinly disguised “how to” guide to break out of your old habits and be open to all that might lie ahead if you just take a chance.
I am truly a believer in that model, but I find it hard to get behind a fictional book of coincidences. Perhaps if this is the first spiritual book you’ve ever read, you might get something out of it (see The Secret), but if you are into the teachings of Robert Anton Wilson or Stuart Wilde, you might want to skip this book and go straight to the source.
On an up note, the book clocks in at 200 pages and the font and double spacing makes it possible to read this book in one sitting.
That’s a review of “The Compass,” according 2 g.