Self Mastery Testimonials from Course Subscribers
Some feedback that I have gotten… just some. It would be too much to put it all here.
Best, Christian Oct 2016
Good Stuff. I am on lesson 8 and have already felt some impact of what I have learned. I seem to take 3 steps forward and 2 steps back (the judge has a pretty good hold on me). The beliefs and emotions I am trying to dissolve have been with me most of my life so I realize that process could take awhile but I am so hopeful, for the first time in a long time, that this process will free me from a long standing emotional pain I have experienced and I take all the credit for it. It has been all me causing the pain and the refreshing thing, is that since taking your course, I realize that if I am the source of the pain, I can also be the solution. I am committed to founding happiness and probably more important, find contentment in my life. Thank you Gary.
David Oct 2016
I am listening to your Self Mastery series and I have listened to all of your podcasts.
First, thank you so much for your incredible work in this audio format. Your philosophy, approach of using personal stories and the tone you use in your recordings have engaged me and transformed my self esteem.
Regards, Julie Sept 2016
Eliza Sept 2016
Hope all is well.
In the beginning of studying the audio traning it was just a lot of words to sort through which the places the words fell upon was not very deep. As time has gone by and I listen to the material again it penetrates at a deeper depth with greater understanding and a higher emotional quality that was not present before. I’m finding that because I didn’t react in the patterns that the people around me react to they often misunderstand and take my behavior for weaknesses .I often think about what may have happened to me or where I may have ended up if not for these types of ideas.Thanks for bringing this materials to my attention.
Eduardo Sept 2016
Hi Gary –
Scott August 2016
It’s been awhile since I’ve been in touch so I wanted to say hi. I just received an auto email that it’s been about a year since I started the journey on pathway to happiness. I found it interesting that so much has changed for me. I’m definitely happier but I think soon I will go back and re listen to some audio.
After Zion, I felt so renewed and free of so much guilt and shame. It really did wonders for my soul. Almost immediately upon return, things opened up for me and I acted. I’m now back on Colorado as of last week where I got a great job I feel as though I healed in Florida and now I’m back to start fresh and with a renewed spirit.
I hope all is well with you too.
Thanks again for everything.
Talk to you soon.
Laura August 2016
I’m still doing the self mastery work with the archetypes and am sending you a big thank you for the work you have done. Take care.
Peter August 2016
I had missed the target. I had difficulty truly understanding where and what the core beliefs were…about 4 months ago I got angry over a small thing with my GF.
I had “controlled” myself pretty well for some time and felt I had made good progress to that point. It triggered her to break it off with me saying I had not changed….calling me a drama king.
Well, I knew I messed up. Fyi, my outburst was not violent, thats not been my problem, anyway, I follwed the rabbit hole of what is drama, all the way to my core belief which was fear of abandonment…with side shoots of a few others…it was then that I started to understand your lessons clearly.
To get closer to the source of your lessons I purchased all of Don’s books and his detail in his message made it possible to finally have the light come on. I had finally understood and now the change I was attempting to make actually took place.
It all seems so simple now. Why was it so hard to see?
I know why now…
I informed my GF that my discovery caused a breakthrough and that I could now finally change my behavior for ever.
Her and I are together again, she is skeptical but did not want to loose what was good about us if I had found the key to eliminate useless behavior.
So far so good….in all areas of my life.
Relationships I have are much better.
I’m happier then I’ve been in a long while.
I’ve always been generally happy but my beliefs aquired though out my life were not correct and under certain circumstances I would get angry or make wrong choices…now..its a different day.
I still know I have to keep on top of it but like you’re example…to know how to see the exit sign is key. Now I see and I take the exit from my old ways…which feels so much better.
Its amazing how the old belief system justified poor behavior and clouded the truth of what it actually is.
So thanks to you and Don. I’m making the changes stick.
I’m also receiving counselling which involves disusing this technique to understand what and how the Brain operates…
I’m out of the woods!
Dave July 2016
Gary, I am a 68 year old Vietnam Veteran and have had a long term unhappy, negative existence due primarily due to, I believe, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that went undiagnosed and I continued to bury my unhappiness for years until it felt like that was just the way I was suppose to live my life. I have tried your first 4 free lessons and it has made more sense to me than anything else I have read or tried. I am going to sign up for the basic lessons and look forward to improving my life. I know that I have had a lifetime of tapes running through my mind that I hope I will be able to shred and through away and create a better existence for myself. I just wanted to thank you in advance for creating a nonsensical approach to changing a very painful way of living and hopefully, change it permanently for a happier way of life. I look forward to your insight and your lessons. Again, I feel this is just the beginning of my life. I just wish I would have heard about you many years ago. Although, as you would say, it just wasn’t my time but now it is.
David August 2016
I wanted to share something that I experienced yesterday that has given me a new point of view to see life through.
I was taking a nap on the couch yesterday, August 7th, 2016, while my wife read at my head. I dozed off for an hour and woke up prior to having to wake the kids from there nap. I was extremely relaxed and comfortable, I didn’t want to move, so I closed my eyes and began to count my breath and meditate. While meditating I began to feel this intense love for myself. I could feel myself loving each part of my body and being extremely grateful while doing a body scan. I then dozed off because the next thing I remember was becoming aware that the body was asleep and I was awake, I being my consciousness. My consciousness new the body was asleep and decided to step outside of the body. I picked up out of the body, looking at it, and began to move down the hall. I felt a bit timid to move to far away from the body. While stepping out I noticed losing consciousness and beginning to think I was dreaming. I then went back to my body and stepped into it. Whenever my consciousness filled the body I felt the most intense pleasure of my life, beyond words. I, the awareness, began to focus the pleasure all through the body with incredible pleasure. Not sexual pleasure, just sensation all through the body, where I could feel in great detail everything moving within the body. I was aware of my wife reading at my head and wondered if she could see my body shaking. My consciousness was very curious like a child learning what the body could feel. I then stepped outside of the body and focused between my growing area next to my wife. The pleasure was so strong that I had to move back to the body. I could feel and hear the body’s breathing and shaking changing. I was awake, aware, and alive, I was the consciousness that filled the body, but was separate from the body. There were no thoughts, just actions, I was beyond thought. I had complete control over the body in every movement and instance. I sat there in the pleasure for a little while longer and then commanded the body to open its eyes. I sat up with feeling like my life had changed, overtaken with happiness. The mind then returned and I went about my day trying to figure out what the heck just happened (of course the mind has to “know” right)! Just thought I would share, hope you have a good day.
Thank you for your email. I meant to email you but got caught up in some family stuff ( good stuff).
I feel good. I am not carrying any of the self doubt /loathing that I had and look forward to things unfolding for me.
Another interesting thing happened. I realized that the fixer voice is very loud inside me and in most of my friendships I take on that role. It’s not really that satisfying.
I have a friend who is going through a divorce and sometimes behaves in the same dramatic way my mum used to as she was going through her trauma.
After the session with you, my friend called me, hysterical and crying over an issue and for the first time I had no desire to fix it. It’s not being mean or unloving, but I just did not have any desire to hold her hand as I have over the past few years. From a place of integrity and non judgement, I could see plainly what role I had been playing( saving my mum) and how a lot of her experiences are coming from her own self.
I kind of became reclusive this past week and spend time with my mum who is visiting from India.
A lot of rage was coming up. Just old stuff and like most humans I hate the emotion of fear and anger, but this time, I just sat with it, looked at it and let it play out.
I didn’t suppress it. I just listened to all those voices screaming at me, and let the have their field day, without moving to fix myself. They finally stopped on their own and I went back into my state of joy I usually feel.I really love your work. For me personally, it made me get it on a level that I have not been able to previously and mostly it’s given me a tool. I know when I feel life is coming at me, it’s just a voice orienting me from my past experiences and all I need to do is not connect to it and observe.Do you have a teacher training course? That is something I would consider doing.Thank you so much,Warmest Regards,
Simmi July 2016
Thank you Gary!!
It’s been a pleasure taking this course over the last year, and beginning this journey. I send you my thanks for putting together such an insightful website and program, and I look forward to continuing the practice over the days and years to come.
Kim June 2016
I am reading your book “Mind Works” and I can say after reading the first few chapters and doing one of the exercises, my life has changed dramatically. It was an instant thing where suddenly I could see the workings of my mind. I felt this separation. The voices, me and then an observer beneath both those. I actually initially went through an evening of disorientation and confusion, when the voices stopped talking to me and I could not figure out who I was or where I was. A little fear came from that, and then I saw I could re-orient myself to a different set of voices or stay in that non oriented state which became quite peaceful once I realized I still existed despite those voices/thoughts.Then, another interesting thing happened. I was driving and suddenly I felt my awareness expand and I felt as though I was in all beings and all objects and that I knew their inner workings. The world seemed very simple and very small and I could focus on it anywhere and know everything about it. I was still aware of myself but I was also completely aware of everything and everyone else. This lasted for about 10 minutes and then it stopped. I feel this happened because my consciousness got freed from the mind trap.All this from just starting your book.I feel more alive, more at peace and more happy than ever before.I want to thank you sincerely,
Sim June 2016
I am very happy with your courses. I have never seen anything so advanced and placed in such an incredible perspective. I have read nearly every toltec book there is but your ways of explanation are different and easier to understand. I have signed up a few weeks ago for your self mastery courses beyond the four free ones. I am joyful to finish them all and move onto the next sessions, right now I am on session 7. Your simple gift to us all is one that is worth more then getting the best job or making the most money because I know if that I don’t dissolve these parasites, it does not matter what I do or accomplish. I won’t be happy. I am amazed at the mind and how these characters seem to have a mind of their own, that they understand when they are being hunted or have been discovered, or that as you put it in one of the sessions, “they know they don’t stand a chance when being hunted,”. I do admit that they have put up unrealistic expectations on me and I feel down sometimes because for so long I failed to understand what the victim really was, but now I think I do and realize for now that my victim parasite is my primary villain and the other minions, many of them fall underneath the victim’s power. I hope I am getting it right. My mind is doing everything to stop me. Incredible that these faulty programs can exist and have there own mind in some regard. But I am not quitting or giving in. I thank you so much, tears almost come to my eyes from the incredible work you have done.
Mark in Canada March 2016