Seventeen years ago, months shy of turning a very scary “four oh!,” at the lowest ebb of my life—distraught over a bad breakup, second career in ruins, debt far exceeding my life’s savings—heartbroken, I wondered if I’d ever be happy again. By any account, my life was a train wreck.
Among other seemingly futile attempts to “get my groove back,” I began sending out free inspirational e-mails. And slowly—very slowly—I felt better. Within a year, as my little mission grew and my website expanded, I found myself experiencing sporadic happiness. Within two, I was dating, earning, and had an impressive following. After three, I began to travel the world, teaching that anyone, anywhere, no matter where they are, no matter where they’ve been, can learn how to live deliberately and create consciously. And on one such trip, even after I thought it might be too late for myself, I met a woman who’d later make me a first-time husband and father. “Stranger than fiction,” as they say.
Today, after all these years as my own student and teacher, my ultimate daylong presentation has evolved into my newest book, Playing the Matrix. In it, I share all that I’ve learned, plus, with the benefit of hindsight, I share exactly what I did to unwittingly hasten a comeback that would wildly exceed my earlier life successes. It’s become my most advanced program, not because it’s complicated—it’s not—but because it’s so unconventional, unexpected, and at first, seemingly contradictory to all the wisdom taught by others. Distilled to as few words as possible, this book aims to give you a better understanding of who you are, how you got here, and, above all, what you can still do with your time in space.
— Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., Founder of A Course in Mindful Living
In Playing the Matrix, New Thought leader and New York Times best-selling author Mike Dooley brings to bear his advanced course on living deliberately and creating consciously. The concepts Mike shares in these pages make up his most impactful, most transformational program ever. For the first time, these complete ideas are at your fingertips in book form (available October 31st).
At the heart of the Matrix lies a simple yet highly unexpected concept for creating major life change, unlike anything shared by other teachers, past or present. It clearly reveals why “manifesting” sometimes works with incredible ease, why it sometimes doesn’t work at all, and why, on occasion, it works and yet in hindsight we wish it hadn’t. You’ll not only learn about the “Bermuda Triangle of Manifesting” that too often leads to heartbreak and loss, you’ll discover how to navigate around it, under full sail, with new “a-ha” moments as you come to understand:
Playing the Matrix lays out the actual physical and metaphysical mechanics of manifestation, including your role in reality creation, so that you can deliberately orchestrate the changes you wish to see. Once you begin working with the Universe instead of unwittingly working against it, you will truly astound yourself.
During this Masterclass, I’ll talk about how to begin CREATING and LIVING your dreamed of life. I’ll share the most important lessons from Playing the Matrix, answer questions, and guide you through several activities from the book to help you get clear on what you most desire. If you aren’t able to watch it live, you will be sent a link to view the recording.
Sampled testimonials given for the live events of the same title that inspired this book:
“I was reading my workshop notes and handouts on the flight and it hit me again - the perfection of life as it is. I was crying again and smiling again and was just overwhelmed with happiness! Thank you, thank you, thank you...”
“Thank you for the perspective on what desire is and how it serves us. The clarity on ways to play the game of life is genius – and so practical!”
“You explain the questions I have grappled with all my life – but you explain the core wrenching, serious answers so the listener hears it with love, joy, and a sense of readiness to move forward.”
“You brought amazing clarity to the manifestation process, dispelled the fears I had around it, and greatly empowered me to create the life of my dreams.”
“I learned that I was focused on the wrong side of the matrix and that there’s nothing wrong with me, just my lack of focus on my priorities.”
“I’ve struggled with the ‘what do I want to do when I grow up’ issue and wrested with ‘what do I do next’ - I finally feel clear on both of these for the first time in years! I also feel like I ‘get’ the law of attraction for the first time, how to apply it to my life, both in a big picture way and in a ‘what I’m going to do tomorrow’ way.”
“I have felt STUCK for so long... Learning that the trick to manifesting my dream life is to focus on the general idea of what I want and let the Universe take care of everything else is SO freeing!”
“Thank you! I am an engineer and I think in terms of formulas. Mike spoke to me in a manner that resonated - he gave me the formula and structure to help me to regain my power.”
“The biggest boost I got from your seminar was to focus on THE END RESULT... It’s been more powerful than I can explain. And everyone I share it with seems to ‘get it’ very quickly. Thank you for making it easy and profound.”
“Mike is an inspiration to everyone who has ever doubted their value. His perseverance, his action, his commitment to sharing the message is a gift. His playful delivery makes it fun.”
“Mike’s enthusiasm will inspire you, his energy will galvanize you, his honesty will comfort you and convince you to keep going! I always get a bit worried when I read testimonials that say things like ‘awesome!’ and ‘the best workshop I have ever attended!’ Seriously?! However... awesome! The best workshop I have ever attended! Thank you.”
“An absolute ‘must’ for anyone wanting to change their life for the better!”