Life on Earth: Understanding Who We Are, How We Got Here and What May Lie Ahead

Life on Earth: Understanding Who We Are, How We Got Here and What May Lie Ahead

What’s happening in the world lately? ? How can I be happy when so many are not? ? Is life about learning lessons or passing tests? Following your heart or taking what’s served to you? ? What’s real? What matters? Who says? Who cares? ? How do we know or find our purpose?Many of us ask ourselves these questions, and many more, as we go through our days and try to make sens...

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Title:Life on Earth: Understanding Who We Are, How We Got Here and What May Lie Ahead
Author:Mike Dooley
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ISBN:1401945570
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:224 pages

Life on Earth: Understanding Who We Are, How We Got Here and What May Lie Ahead Reviews

  • The Book Chief
    Nov 30, 2016

    Nothing could be easier than living in a world where your thoughts become things…as long as you know what all of your 60,000 thoughts per day are, none are in contradiction, and the beliefs that give rise to those thoughts are empowering, abundant, and preferably rooted in the Truths of Being.

    I do not envy Mike Dooley’s challenge here. Not only is Life On Earth a book that dares to answer some of the biggest questions known to man, it also attempts to put into words a construct of ideas that Doo

    Nothing could be easier than living in a world where your thoughts become things…as long as you know what all of your 60,000 thoughts per day are, none are in contradiction, and the beliefs that give rise to those thoughts are empowering, abundant, and preferably rooted in the Truths of Being.

    I do not envy Mike Dooley’s challenge here. Not only is Life On Earth a book that dares to answer some of the biggest questions known to man, it also attempts to put into words a construct of ideas that Dooley himself says is too big for our imaginations to handle.

    In the book’s introduction, Dooley claims that the answers to these questions come to him whenever he puts them to the powers that be. The answers don’t always come quick, but they do come eventually.

    The sceptic within us all will immediately scream out to avoid this book like the plague. However, anyone who has ever read extensively will recognise this feeling. They will recall moments where certain ideas or hidden clues appeared in books or the world around them to create a profound sense of interconnectedness. For example, after reading Dooley’s opinions on time and space, I was surprised to encounter a similar theme in my next random read, Haruki Murakami’s Hear The Wind Sing.

    Dooley opens the book with the ideal that all of us come from a single god-like entity and that ions ago we made the decision to choose a mortal live (or lives!) on planet earth. This decision came from the boredom of being all things all of the time and thusly lacking a purpose. This theory put me in mind of Brad Pitt’s quote as Achilles in the infamous film Troy:

    “The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.”

    This ‘choice’ to be mortal leads us into the theory of manifestation or thoughts becoming things. Dooley points out that everything good and bad around us has appeared due to our thoughts. Dooley argues that everything including the objects around us to natural disasters and even situations of criminal abuse have arisen due to this infinite stream of consciousness that each of us have. Some of these ideas, the average reader will find hard to digest easily.

    The author does modestly admit that these are ‘huge ideas’ and that it is impossible for us to know all things. He does stress though that it is possible for all of us to know enough to succeed and achieve ‘happiness as life’s ultimate end result’. It is our innate sense of ‘incompleteness’ that drives us towards reaching a point where we are whole again, just like we were in the beginning when we were god-like beings. Confused yet? It gets deeper.

    We try to achieve this while constantly battling the constant ‘illusions’ of time and matter. While in many ways these illusions distract us, they also often encourage us to go on adventures or journeys towards massive spiritual growth.

    ‘Time just marks where you think you are in the creation of your present space. Matter isn’t real, it just shows you what you’ve been thinking.’

    What I liked most about this book was an important clarification that the author made about manifestation. He stated that thoughts don’t always become things without action. Sounds obvious, but a whole generation got slightly confused on this point when reading Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret a couple of years ago and this important part of the message was lost. Interestingly, Dooley was involved in that book too and here he seems to go to great lengths to remind us of the importance of getting out in the world and putting ourselves about. Our thoughts and beliefs are only the start of the journey. Dooley likens the journey to setting a GPS to a final destination, knowing that you’ll get there and also being ready to accept any potential detours or breakdowns as part of the route.

    Accept where you are today. Be present. Have your dreams, but also master whatever’s before you in the here and now.

    Life On Earth isn’t all theory, Dooley does make an effort to include some practical tips and guidelines. Highlights include some clear and concise visualisation tips, ‘twenty-one steps for opening the floodgates of abundance’ and ‘the miraculous mechanics of manifestation.’ These are easy to follow and inspiring in their simplicity. After reading this book, one can only agree with Dooley’s sentiment that:

    If one’s mind-set were to really, deeply change, they would automatically be taking action, new action, on their dreams.

  • Kimberly
    Jan 03, 2017

    While this is not a religious text, if you have ever struggled with the beliefs bestowed upon you by organized religion this may be the book for you. I found it to be very much in line with my own spiritual beliefs and found it refreshing to know that I am not alone in my discomfort with some religious teachings. I will be revisiting this book time and time again. I am so grateful that Mike Dooley is sharing his light and wisdom with the world.

  • Dianne Trautmann
    Jan 07, 2017

    A great review of Mike Dooley's philosophy and 'thoughts become things'. Reading this helped put thing into perspective for me and help me prepare for the new year ahead.

  • Ayekah
    Dec 31, 2016

    I read this twice, it was so good and classic Mike Dooley. Told in the way and in the spirit as only Mike can tell it, is the propelling story of why we're here, what we can (truly) do and how to get there without being attached to the outcome.

    He weaves a beautiful story here, talking about religion, the world as we know it (or not) and things that we do or don't do that shape not just our lives but the world around us. What he offers between these pages points the way, offers a direction, sugg

    I read this twice, it was so good and classic Mike Dooley. Told in the way and in the spirit as only Mike can tell it, is the propelling story of why we're here, what we can (truly) do and how to get there without being attached to the outcome.

    He weaves a beautiful story here, talking about religion, the world as we know it (or not) and things that we do or don't do that shape not just our lives but the world around us. What he offers between these pages points the way, offers a direction, suggestions, and doesn't offer up answers for the reader, that's up to us to discover for ourselves.

    I love this guy. There aren't enough good things to say about this book. I'm in the middle of my third read. It's a keeper.

    **arc from NetGalley and Publisher in exchange for a fair review**

  • Dawn Dowd
    Jan 02, 2017

    Mike Dooley has done his magic again... from my perspective, of course. The information isn't new, the knowledge is eternally present. However, Mr. Dooley expresses this age old knowledge with such joy, exuberance and fantastic wording that my thoughts clarify, are supported, and the possibilities open and, not surprisingly, my adventures in living shift. Life happens FOR me; not TO me. Thoughts become things. Safe. Loved. Relief. Fun.

  • shanna moakler
    Jan 14, 2017

    I absolutely loved every page! It was easy to follow in!like other spiritual books I have read and truly opened my eyes to my inner power. Must read for anyone who wants to change their life!

  • Elise
    Feb 16, 2017

    Dooley does those TUT-Notes from the Universe daily emails. He's a bit of a goof but I think his take on the universe is on the mark.

  • Bella
    Feb 04, 2017

    More like 1.5 stars. Dooley's over exuberance about "thoughts become things" went on and on. It got annoying and I found myself skimming over the book than really reading it. While I believe that if I really want something that I have to put my mind, body, and soul into it, I don't buy into "The Secret" type mentality. I think it sets most people up for a mental disaster and heartache if something goes awry in their journey and starts blaming themselves for things that might not be in their cont

    More like 1.5 stars. Dooley's over exuberance about "thoughts become things" went on and on. It got annoying and I found myself skimming over the book than really reading it. While I believe that if I really want something that I have to put my mind, body, and soul into it, I don't buy into "The Secret" type mentality. I think it sets most people up for a mental disaster and heartache if something goes awry in their journey and starts blaming themselves for things that might not be in their control. Navigating thru things out of our control is part of life. Shit happens. Not all of it is my fault. The best I can do is monitor my reaction to circumstances.