Has anyone ever had this experience, and if so which book or system of thought was involved.
I read a lot! I spend most of my life reading spiritual/metaphysical books. Ive recently re visited a book that I thought I had read quite thourghly a few years ago. Ive read many books which ive enjoyed and "got" the first time ive read them, and then read them many times more.
Ive now started to re read this book and things ive never seen in it are "LEAPING" out at me. Im staggered I didn't resonate more with this book the first time round. I know the word "resonate" is cliché and over used , but it seems to best fit this scenario.
Has anyone specifically " re read" a book that previously had little impact on them, and that nows having a profound effect the second time round.
I would be interested to know what this book was/is and why they think it didn't quite sink in the first time round. I cant quite figure out why I didn't buy into this more the first time round...............................
The books you read are neutral really. Its you thats changed. Every time you reread the book your reading it from an adjusted level of Awareness, like a different point of You.
This happens me when someone highlights an old answer from @Stingray for example. I reread the answer and its like I'm reading it for the first time.
You won't see anything until your a vibrational match to it, even if the words are right in front of you. Such is life:)
Words only have meaning in context to your life.
Words trigger different meanings and emotions in different stages in life. So they trigger different behaviors and understanding within you.
Everyone has a different map of the world within. In other words, nothing has meaning expect the meaning we give things. And this is not only true for words (in a book or on your computer screen), but also true for objects and figures (in the bank account).
For example if I said on this site "Just be happy and live your life". This could trigger memories of dancing within you. So you would go out and you would dance. Or it could trigger good memories for you of being a hooligan in a group of sports fanatics as you damaged public properties. So you would go out and have fun being a hooligan again. Or you could become angry because you are suicidal and the word "happy" is vibrationally out of your reach. Or you could hear "this means there is no way out for me" and you could jump from a skyscraper.
So words have always different meanings in different stages in life. Because depending on your mood and general frequency (vibration) you have access to different thoughts that you have accumulated in life.
So I think there are three factors to consider
I re-read parts of "Ask and It Is Given" almost ever day and it almost always means something different to me every time.
Currently I'm reading the book "How to Get Lots of Money for Anything Fast" by Stuart Lichtman. Though I read it a few month ago and didn't get much out of it, it seems as if it opens up a whole new world to me now. Like as if I'm reading a completely different book. Back then every word bored me, but now I'm really enjoying it.
I first read David Cameron Gikandi's Happy Pocket Full of Money on wealth consciousness 2 years ago when I was just a metaphysical nipper and asking, asking, asking and hoping for a silver bullet (money) to jump out at me. It didn't but I did find it intellectually arousing. It kind of made sense and I wanted to believe in it but it didn't serve me (or so I thought).
I've done a ton of exploration around money (and it's not about money, stoopid) and felt inclined to reread it again recently and WOW! All the concepts of already there I now 'get' and that there's nothing outside of me I need to do, etc. but lines like 'you've always had it, you've just chosen not to see it' now make delicious sense!
The huge impact on me now is the idea of wealth consciousness. In short, I'm practising it now and the miracles are starting to show up. In long, if you want a million dollars for example, never ever imagine a million dollars in your bank account (and I know this isn't Abraham territory). Instead, develop images, based on a firm foundation of belief that anything you are wanting has already been created for you, of everything that the million dollars would give you. Revisit the images to develop the sense of being wealthy, with plenty of everything, not just money, and to firm in your mind, through observation, that you simply have them. You are becoming, through I AM, that wealthy person who has those wealthy things that are so clear and established in your mind that the money just shows up to support your idea of having those images. Money is a 'how', like people and coincidences, and we should never engineer them in our minds. What we create is the new version of ourself (plentiful, self-assured) with what we want (big house, yacht, etc.)
That blew me away this time around and I'm seeing results in just 7 days of 'getting' it. Of course I'll get it even more when I next pick it up! There's a free copy somewhere on the internet, highly, highly recommended.
answered 12 Jun '13, 06:55
This is the exact reason the Bible speaks to people on many levels.
This is going to be a metaphysical answer but hey I'm in the right place for this!
Have you noticed how a coin sorter has multiple holes. One hole is for half dollars, one for quarters, one for nickels, one for pennies and one for dimes. Now we pour a ton of coins into the sorter, every coin there is! But we are only beginners so we have the smallest hole so all we are receiving are pennies. It doesn't matter that we are given every coin, the only coin getting through are pennies.
As we learn we grow and open up inside now we find something amazing when we read the same book. We now receive five times more, we are receiving nickels! Next comes dimes, quarters, half dollars, then gold dollars.
That is because the more we grow the more we can understand things that were there all along but we didn't notice before. Before it meant something but now it means more.
Finally when we reach gold dollars the same book that was originally so valuable as a beginner now is one-hundred times as valuable! It is the same book, the same information but now you are getting so much more out of it.
My Neo-Tech heirloom packages are like that so me. Greater awakening and understanding comes from reading them over. My Florence Scovel Shin books are like that as well. Another book The Big %#$@ing Secret. The Joy Book, the God Book. Universal Consciousness, The Hermetica. Also not to forget as mentioned first The Bible
I need to revisit The Four Agreements as well as The Book by Alan Watts. I'm currently reading The Field which has by far been the one that spoke most to me in a language I can understand and appreciate.
Why they didn't sink in the first time? Me. Me being any variety of not-yet-ready to understand or accept. I personally hit resistance with The Book because it was presented to me by someone who I had held a lot of unjustified and misplaced resistance towards in general, which I allowed to cloud me from appreciating it's message and potential.
I think the reason I'm more accepting to the new concepts now as I read them is because it's been a very, very long process for me trying to remove the endless hurdles I had built up against a wide variety of ideas I had at the time lacked the ability to explain.
Unfortunately I've had many great pieces of wisdom presented to me since my childhood. Also unfortunately whenever these were presented I would always ask 'why', and if they couldn't articulate an explanation in a manner I was capable of comprehending (rarely could I) then I would reject it. It seemed most people lost interest in trying to explain things very quickly, most giving up after the first tidbit of wisdom they knew to be true I couldn't handle. I don't blame them for giving up so quickly, it was my fault for being an 'unavailable' student.
Too bad really, I kick myself still when I learn something now and get that spark memory of when I could have learned it the first time so many years ago had I been capable / willing to listen or perhaps believe despite my inability to understand. I know I've missed out on countless opportunities as a consequence, but at least I'm slowly starting to get things now.
answered 13 Jun '13, 20:10