. . . on their book The Remembering Process
by Karen Larre, Mary Anne Weaver and Carla Garcia
For more than 35 years, Joe Vitale has helped people attract ALL kinds of miracles into their lives. His joy is in helping clients and readers attract miracles and/or experience some dramatic positive change in their lives. Vitale started as a homeless man, literally living out on the streets. He says, “you’ll be surprised at just what you can accomplish IF you just take that first step forward — just like I did.”
Joe Vitale is a teacher, consultant and author of more than 80 books (many in Spanish). Numerous are bestsellers. Titles include: The Attractor Factor, The Secret Prayer, The Miracle: Six Steps to Enlightenment, Homeless to Billionaire: The 18 Principles of Wealth Attraction and Creating Unlimited Opportunity, There’s a Customer Born Every Minute: P.T. Barnum’s Amazing 10 “Rings of Power” for Creating Fame, Fortune, and a Business Empire Today, Zero Limits, Hypnotic Writing, The Key, Faith, Expect Miracles: The Missing Secret, Buying Trances, Meet & Grow Rich, The Seven Lost Secrets of Success, Instant Manifestation, Expect Miracles, The Awakened Millionaire, Hypnotic Marketing, The Miracles Manual, The Abundance Manifesto, Zen and the Art of Writing, as well as co-author of The Remembering Process with Daniel Barrett.
Vitale has recorded 6 audio programs, 6 singer-songwriter CDs and 12 instrumental CDs. Vitale plays a large role in the movie The Secret, appeared on Larry King and was interviewed on ExtraTV. He was featured in Newsweek, as well as movies (in addition to The Secret), including: Try it on Everything, The Opus, Leap!, The Meta Secret and The Abundance Factor.
Vitale has worked with Operation Yes (Your Economic Salvation) – a program that offers both mental and financial assistance to end homelessness in the United States.
Daniel Barrett founded Rubicon Artist Development in 2010 and continues to work with Joe Vitale to record numerous music CDs. It is through music that the two met. Barrett continues to work with developing musicians and is the co-author of The Remembering Process with Joe Vitale.
Truly Alive: How did you create the “remembering process”?
Daniele Barrett: Joe and I were making an album of Joe’s incredible singer/songwriter music. We needed more music, and Joe asked me for advice on creating it. I suggested, “Don’t write the music, just remember it.” Joe said, “Excuse me?” I thought, “I’m fired, I lost him.” But, that very night, Joe emailed me and asked, “What was that technique? Where did you learn it?” My answer was: “I don’t know, I’ve always approached making music that way. I just remember it.” I’ve always felt that all the music I will ever create already exists somewhere in time and space, and I’m remembering it a bit at a time. Joe asked, “Have you applied this to anything other than music?” I said, “No” — because it never occurred to me that I could apply this technique to other aspects of my life. It was Joe that broke it open into what became the methodology of the “remembering process.”
TA: What are “cosmic threads of inspiration”?
Joe Vitale: I appeared in the 2006 movie The Secret, to talk about the power of intention and how it works with the Law of Attraction. Since then, I have kept growing, stretching, learning, developing, and discovering; and now, I’m far more interested in inspiration than I am in intention. That raises the question: Where do inspiration and intention come from? I see “intention” as coming from the ego. It’s based on the past, it’s based on the known, it’s based on what you believe is possible. “Inspiration,” however, comes from someplace else – that could be the Cosmos, the Divine, Source, or even the Collective Unconscious. I find “inspiration” to be more exciting, more surprising, more magical, and more miraculous. Where does it come from? I would say, the Cosmos – that’s the force field, the intelligence field, or as Deepak Chopra calls it: “the field of all possibilities.”
TA: How is the “remembering process” related to the Law of Attraction?
JV: They are both related because the “remembering process” is another way to create. You are creating by “remembering.” The Law of Attraction is all about creating, and we use methods like visualization to help us create. The visualization technique most people are familiar with is where they sit down, close their eyes and imagine what they would like to have, do, or be. That’s mental imagery. Science says it works; it’s a way to operate your brain and engage the Law of Attraction to attract more of what you experience in your life.
The “remembering process” is an advanced visualization technique, and consists of mentally going into the future, beyond the point of where you created the very thing you want, and then “remembering back” to that point where you can see how you attracted it.
TA: Please tell our readers what the lesson is in the “remembering process”.
DB: One of the primary lessons is, learning to let go and avoiding the “pitfalls” of intending, where the ego gets wrapped up in our intention. The “remembering process” keeps us in a lighter, more buoyant relationship to what’s possible. The lesson, simply put, is to lighten up and have some fun. There is a heaviness sometimes to our yearning and our striving. The “remembering process” reminds us to lighten up, play with it, and allow ourselves to be little kids who are still learning and don’t know everything. Go into the future and look back. Create your own cosmic time machine instead of grinding your fingers to the bone.
TA: What do you mean by “Einsteinian” remembering?
DB & JV: The concept of “Einsteinian remembering” comes from Gay Hendrick’s writings on how human beings experience time and was included in Hendricks’ book The Big Leap. Einstein and those like him have opened our minds to a more expansive way of looking at time. These new ways of viewing time can allow us more “wiggle room” with regard to the timing of outcomes. Albert Einstein also said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” The goal of the “remembering process” is to leave that state of consciousness where the problem exists. The “remembering process” is a door or window out of the current state of consciousness, allowing us to go into another way of looking at and creating life.
TA: What is the unified field? What is unified time?
DB: The unified field is our field of energy as it connects to the Divine, to God; and the same thing is true with unified time. Unified field and unified time take the “Einsteinian remembering” concept further. There’s the normal Newtonian “tick tock, five minutes to go – five minutes to catch my bus” — then there’s Einsteinian time where things become more expansive, and is directly connected to the Infinite, to Spirit.
TA: Are there negative effects to “wanting” something?
DB: There are no negative effects to wanting something, if you know in the moment that you want it, it is also yours. The negative effect is only in wanting it and having the illusion that you are somehow separate from it. Because again, within the unified field, you have it and more beyond comprehension. So, wanting alone without the knowledge of, “that which you want is already yours” is where the suffering begins.
TA: How does language affect our goals?
JV: People often aren’t aware that what they tell themselves, creates their reality. For example, someone could say “I tried affirmations, and affirmations don’t work for me.” Do you realize that saying “affirmations don’t work for me” is, in itself, an affirmation? People use language unconsciously, which does not allow them to see what the language is doing to them. Language can free us, and language can imprison us…which is why being aware of our self-talk is one of the very first steps. For me, the “remembering process” goes further down the road because we are not really talking about limitations in the moment; instead, we are talking about freedom that we are remembering. In the remembering process, there is actually no wanting. You are remembering what you already have. If I am saying, “I want to remember my next music CD,” I’m implying that it exists already at some level, so I’m not “wanting it.”. I’m just remembering back to the point when it was created.
TA: Why is it important to practice “gratitude” when engaging in the “remembering process”?
JV: Gratitude is the single most powerful transformational tool that we have. We can use it any time, any place, and with anyone. I’m in several movies telling the “pencil story” of when I was broke, unknown, and bitter. I thought I’d try the gratitude process I kept hearing about. I picked up a pencil and was not grateful for it. I actually felt very belligerent about the pencil. Then I started to pretend I was grateful. Within about a minute or so, I actually moved into gratitude. I found that gratitude not only felt better, but I was able to create much more easily from the sense of happiness I felt, than I could from a place of anger or bitterness. From a place of gratitude, using the “remembering process” is easier. It accelerates the achievement of results, because gratitude is used in the process.
Joe talks about gratitude and the “pencil story”
TA: How can remembering help us create our genuine soul’s dharma – our life’s most authentic life work?
JV: I believe the answer is the same for all situations – whether we want to open a restaurant or fulfill a dharma that is our passion or life purpose. What we are doing is remembering that we already did it. In the process of remembering that we already did something, there are underlying assumptions that take place that are very comforting. For example: if you remember that you already did something, you take away the doubt, the insecurity, the inferiority complex, the fear, and the worries. When you are looking forward, you wonder, “Will I do it? Will I create it? Will I fulfill my mission?” But; if you use the “remembering process” and jump forward down the time line, and you look back and realize: “Oh yeah, I did do it”! That’s a completely different feeling, and it accelerates the creation process.
TA: What is your favorite story of remembering, for yourself or a client?
JV: I signed up for a one year program that Daniel was offering, where he would enroll an inexperienced musician who had never recorded before, and in one year, take them to writing their own songs, recording their own songs, and having an album in their hands. Along the way, a magazine publisher in Austin came to me and said, “Joe I want to put you on the cover of the magazine.” I asked, “For what?” And the publisher replied, “For whatever you want.” My thought was, I’m about to become a singer and songwriter, and I wonder if should go on the cover of the magazine and announce to the world that I’m now a musician? So, I asked the editor, “When do you want to put me on the cover?” He said, “In 3 months.”
Then I asked Daniel, “Daniel, do you know that 1-year program of yours? Can we do it in 3 months?” I still remember the look on Daniel’s face: he turned pale, he swallowed, but to his credit, he said, “Yes.” I’m sure in that moment he didn’t know how to accomplish that, any more than I did!
Joe describes how the “Remembering Process” helped him to create his album
Daniel and I made the album using the “remembering process,” using a playful, creative approach. We would talk back and forth like this: “What do you think the name of the album is?” – “I don’t know but I think the word ‘blue’ is in the title.” – “How many songs are in the album?” – “I don’t remember for sure, but I think there might have been ten.”
In that fun, creative, ad-libbing state of mind, we not only created the album in 3 months, but I also appeared on the cover of that magazine, promoting my first album, Blue Healer. We reduced the 1-year program into 3 months, which seemed miraculous and time-warping, and we used the “remembering process” as the main exercise to get it done.
Joe discusses a new way to attract money: “Money loves speed”
TA: Is there anything else you would like our readers to know about?
JV: I have two new books out: one is called Money Loves Speed and the second one is called The Art and Science of Results. I’m also in numerous new movies! The most noteworthy movie right now is called How Thoughts Become Things. I will also be releasing my own television show online: we have 14 episodes of an entire season called The Attractor Factor which is named after one of my most popular self-help books. I’m also in a new relationship with a partner who has been a singer for 40 years. Her name is Lisa Winston and she wrote a book called Your Turning Point. Lisa and I are going to create music together most likely produced by Daniel Barrett.
Visit Joe Vitale’s website for more information: www.mrfire.com/
Learn more about Daniel: danielbarrettmusic.com/