Ralph Smart (Infinite Waters Diving Deep) Can Get All of The “Hello’s” He Wants For What He Charges People

“Can I get a HELLO?” asks Youtube channel master, Infinite Waters (Diving Deep).  “And…we haven’t even had breakfast yet.”

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                              Ralph Smart (Infinite Waters Diving Deep) 

First of all, if you’ve come to this point in my blog, it’s because you’ve more than likely been doing a search on YouTuber, Ralph Smart (Infinite Waters Diving Deep) and found this piece as many do and will do because there’s not much easily found about Smart other than what he wants you to know about him.  

The following is simply my personal opinion, based upon research that I’ve done and sources that I cannot name for legal reasons. It is also tagged as an opinion piece.  Please note that I have no gun to your head to read any further if you love him and his work and are looking for a piece that solely praises him.  Leaving nasty, hate filled comments for me isn’t going to change how I feel or think about him and will only re-inforce it so, if you are looking for a piece that praises him, please stop reading here and go find his website where whatever he wants you to know, is there.  I am not pushing you to read any further nor, do I wish to read the hate and nasty content that some commenters have left for me.  Remember, what you say and how you say it, demonstrates to me and to others, how well Smart is doing as an alleged/self-proclaimed “psychologist” and spiritual being. When commenters comment with such hatred, insults and rawness or even try to do so covertly, they are simply demonstrating what Smart’s work has done for them in a not so favourable way and goes against Smart. Think about that before you send me hate filled comments outright or disguised.  I WILL publish them and they do get read by others as well.  

Better known as Infinite Waters whose real name (or at least that’s what he calls himself) is Ralph Smart, is allegedly a psychologist who has found his niche in getting Youtube subscribers by going the Spiritual route, “breathing in that good ass prana.” I say allegedly because to date, there has been no proof of him being a true psychologist, registered or otherwise.  It’s only what he proclaims himself that the net world has to go by.  Most people don’t care so, who am I to care what everyone else does?

With some over 950,000 subscribers on Youtube, Smart seems to have found his niche finally.  Filming mostly in what appears to be a park somewhere, usually standing in front of a tree or has Weeping Willow branches grazing his face and head most of the time, Smart has managed to hook in nearly a million viewers and subscribers with his spiritual contented “solutions” to both life and personal issues and free formulaic videos on Youtube.

Smart admits that doing so, not only covers his monthly bills nicely but has left him not having to work a nine to five job.  Smart also offers private sessions on his website, along with his books, cd’s.  He also calls himself a, Cinematographer, Life Coach, Relationship Guide, Alchemist, and Infinite Being, things we can all call ourselves.

“PEEEEACE” he says, beginning all of his videos.

This calm, serene, happy looking Brit chap stops at least once or twice during his videos to turn his head to the side then back again, smile never leaving his face for the full 20 or so minutes he usually records.  Some have wisely picked up the fact that these motions and repeated phrasing are not simply Smart’s signature moves.  They are actually part of what’s called “Neuro-Linguistic Programming” or NLP for short.  One can learn the techniques easily without having to take any courses though it is more often than not, used for sales and marketing practises which is exactly what I see as Smart doing.  He’s selling his viewers on him, his sessions, books and cd’s.  Though you see Smart’s videos as free, they are not.  Smart gets money for every click he gets on one of his videos.  He pays his bills with his marketing schemes and therefore, doesn’t have to work a 9 to 5 job.

“Slow motion to this side….mmmmm,” Smart says, closing his eyes and mimicking an imitation of a camera slowing its shot.

Admittedly, Smart’s (Infinite Waters Diving Deep) first videos caught my eye a couple of years ago and I subscribed to his channel as nearly a million people have done now.  At that time and under the circumstances I was dealing with then, he somehow, made sense and got me hooked on his videos as he touched upon topics that most of us do struggle with to some extent or another, in one way or another for some piece of time in our lives.  I eagerly lapped them up, spending a couple of hours at a time, binge watching them.  Unfortunately, as time went by, it seems that Smart caught onto the idea that adding Spiritual elements to his videos, outweighed the psychological side of his alleged “psychologist’s” roots.  He, himself got on the mystical spiritual train ride and began spewing more and more Vegan spiels, where each of his videos are extolling (to some extent or another) the so-called virtues of becoming Vegan.  It all became far too New Age-y as well as trendy for me at this point and I unsubscribed having found solutions through other readings and research of my own.

It’s not that I am not spiritual because I am. I have also studied psychology in university and metaphysics as well as Quantum Physics but, don’t call myself any of these titles as I’m not certified to do so and, it’s my bet that Smart isn’t either.  (Please send me credible sources that prove that Smart is a registered psychologist with a PhD and has completed the necessary post grad training and licensing exam if you have it.  It’s nowhere to be found from what I can tell.  I’m open to credible source citations if you have it.)  It was more the point that I could see through Smart that he had finally, after several other failed attempts at film making, recording music etc., found a hook with which to grab in viewers and sell more of both his books, cd’s as well as those overly expensive “sessions” he sells to most often, vulnerable of people.

Of course, personally, if I had the kind of money required for one of Smart’s sessions and needed help, I’d much prefer to be spending it with a real face-to-face psychologist versus a Youtube video maker but, that’s me. Everyone else is free to do what they please, without doubt.  If it wasn’t evident because Youtube videos are free to watch except for bandwidth costs, Smart also makes money off of his Youtube channel as well.  The more subscribers, the more clicks he gets on those videos, the more he makes in every sense of the word as another Youtuber has explained it to me.  As Smart has said, he doesn’t want to work an “ordinary job” or 9 to 5 and wants his subscribers to feel the same.  Sorry to all of you out there who do work normal jobs as I do.  As I see it, if you didn’t do what you do and I didn’t do what I do to bring in a pay-check every week (writing is simply a hobby for me) everyone lived according to Smart’s ideals, the world would stop functioning.  There’d be no cars, no restaurants or stores, no garbage collection, no anything we have come to count on in Society but, I guess that’s ok for some people though I doubt it would be ok for Smart because he has bragged about being able to travel. Would there be pilots to take him where he wants to go? Isn’t that a regular job?  I digress though.  Again, that’s everyone’s prerogative to believe and follow whomever and whatever they want so, off of that soap box I go.

“Infinite Waters, Diving Deep, PEEEAAACCCCE,” Smart says in every video he does now.  Even a practising psychologist doesn’t make the 350 Smart charges for an undefined 1 hour (psychology or spiritual or what…it doesn’t say) 1 on 1 Skype Session but, for those who can afford it and wish to do it, more power to you as it’s your choice, of course.  Have you found The Secret (a concept Author, Rhonda Byrnes has re-formulated from an old book of the same nature, given to her by her daughter that has her laughing all the way to the bank) and the concept of manifesting what you want into being by thinking it so that Smart also pushes in a quite a few of his videos as well?  Have you tried it?  Does it work for you?

For the kind of money that both Smart charges and likely makes as well as the millions of dollars that Byrnes has made on her books (though she’s been sued several times now as she didn’t give those who promoted her their shares and she lives very comfortably now thanks to them), they will both give you all of the hellos you can stand and send you a hug through the video camera while they’re at it.

Sadly, it’s not totally happy people who are watching Smart’s videos.  Like myself at the time that I first found Smart’s video channel, most people are struggling with something or other in their lives and looking for answers to those problems.  People like Smart and Byrnes give people hope in a mystical way that other professionals can’t seem to give them.  It may be bull droppings for some people but, for others, as long as they are given a form of hope, they will lap it up and some will even pay for it.  Smart knows it as does Byrnes.  I, personally found nothing of value in either of their approaches as nothing either of them have said or done is ‘new’.  Smart has said nothing in any of his videos that hasn’t been said by someone else in books on videos or elsewhere by other authors.  He’s not unique in my mind so, I quit watching him when I realized he was re-cycling older videos word for word, has formulaic scripts and contradicts himself.  That’s me though.  If others find him as a help, that’s wonderful for them.  We’re all Infinite Beings and Alchemists as well as psychologists after all.  At least, that’s the way that I’m seeing things from my little corner of life.  Everyone else is free to see it their way.

PEACE, Love and Light.

 

 

 

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  1. Hello~
    I appreciate you sharing your perspectives. I am not a “Ralph Smart follower” but I think he has some beautiful things to say. I see him as a light being the same as yourself, myself, and everyone else who has posted comments on this page. I am a bit confused about your blog, though. What exactly is wrong with what he says and does? I read your article twice and I’m having trouble understanding what you’re trying to say. You say that you got pulled in and watched many of his videos when you were going through a challenging time, which I think a lot of people do. Did it help you at the time? Did it hurt you in some way? Are you saying he’s a “fraud?”

    He’s following a path that believes to be the right one for him, as you are probably doing the same. For example, not working a 9-5 is part of his path, but he is not encouraging everyone to follow the same one. I think he is just trying to say that people have a choice. His videos are all free (I know he get paid via advertisements but what is really wrong with that) for anyone to watch and take or leave whatever they want from it. Whether on not people pay for books/sessions is complete choice and he is offering a service. What is wrong with that?

    As for his content, he is evolving just as everyone else is. Like bands, the tone changes as the musician changes and has different life experiences. But you can’t fault them for having different content than their original pieces. Maybe he got more into ‘new-agey’ content, maybe he is just trying to give his followers what they want. Does it really matter?

    Again, I am not trying to defend him because I think he’s an all-knowing master and I believe everything he says. I was just hoping for some clarity on what you really dislike about him so I can better understand your perspective. Please do not say that I am “proof” that he’s done his job because he is not someone I idolize and he has not taught me anything I didn’t already know. Thanks for taking the time

    Love and Light

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    1. Thank you, Melissa for a well thought out and well written comment. I truly appreciate that and can respond to a comment such as this one. Thank you.

      Anyone can be whomever they want to be while on YouTube or any other form of social media and only know what they want others to know about themselves. This is where I have a problem with Mr. Smart.

      Mr. Smart has (unfortunately) rather vulnerable viewers and claims to be a “psychologist”. People are listening to him faithfully and a lot are following his every word. He charges (in case you haven’t been able to see it yet) an extortion fee for a 1 on 1 session with him via Skype for a nondescript 1 Hour session but, vulnerable people believe that he is a psychologist because he claims that he is. Nowhere, have I and others in his area whom I cannot name for legal reasons, has been able to find a source that says that he truly is one.

      Why does this bother me, you’ve asked.

      It bothers me because I have heard a lot of YouTube makers say that they are “tired of being phoney for the camera” and “can’t stand themselves”. In other words, they have honestly admitted that they are not who they portray themselves to be during filming and aren’t like that in real life.

      Given the above, I take issue with someone who is claiming to be someone that they likely are not (from all of my research but, have always said that I am open to proper and dependable citations, proving him to be who he claims to be).

      Why do I care what anyone else does?

      Because this involves people who have openly admitted that they are suicidal and Smart is playing on and pretending to be a psychologist when he’s most likely not. This leaves vulnerable and possibly suicidal people, leaping to eat vegan, follow him and not get proper professional help that they so badly need. It’s easier to watch “free” YouTube videos than to seek out proper care and help. A few people have written (comments on his videos) that they were suicidal and had had a session with him, paying out that money. That had me tremendously worried because Mr. Smart is NOT out simply to help others, he’s out to pay his bills.

      What’s wrong with paying his bills?

      There’s nothing wrong with working to pay one’s bills and getting paid. Lots of YouTubers do it. The thing is, most of them are doing so by teaching beauty tips, how to make a necklace, paint, joking around, parodies and fix your toilet or sink. They are not out to make a living on the vulnerable who should be getting proper psychological help from a thoroughly accredited mental health provider. Smart is simply out to make enough money so that he doesn’t have to work.

      Yes, Smart has some cute and even somewhat helpful things to say, which is how I got involved in binge watching him, believing he was a psychologist. At the time, I was going through my own personal struggles with others, taking all that I could give and recognizing that they weren’t giving back in return. Several of his videos caught my attention and I began to watch them like everyone else. One day, I recognized that there were a lot of repetitions and it was all getting too “New Age”. That’s when I began to search and do research on him. What I found out was astonishing to say the least but for legal reasons, I cannot divulge what I know…sadly.

      Let me simply say that Smart is a likeable guy on camera. He comes across as calming, charming and as though he has answers to most things that most people go through in Life. What I found out was that Smart was not who he portrays himself to be on camera and his life is not as he claims it is for the 20 or so minutes he films his videos.

      Like you’ve so wisely said, he doesn’t know everything and he’s simply repeating things that others have said at some point or another in one way or another. He is well-read. That is about the extent of his knowledge. I’m so happy to hear from someone who has their own mind to think this through versus even death threats that I’ve had and not published but, have saved. Others, I have had to trash as they are unpublishable due to the content. Sadly, none of them have ever read another entry that I’ve written on any topic that I’ve been writing yet, will go on to psychoanalyze me in an armchair critic’s way and without knowing me at all.

      In short, perhaps I need to write another piece that explains more fully what I have against someone claiming to be one thing but, is not and people following their every word as though it’s gospel truth. I DO wish he’d cease to claim to be something that he’s not and remove the idea that he’s a psychologist because to the best of my research, he’s not.

      By the way, as a last point, did you know that Smart spent time in a psychiatric unit as a patient? He talks of that and not taking the meds given to him etc.. To the best of my knowledge to date, Smart has a combined B.A. in psychology and criminology. End of story. To the best of my knowledge, he is not a psychologist (again, open to proper citation in which I would change some of my opinion of his work). I wish that he’d stop claiming to be one as he has vulnerable people, suicidal people, hanging on his every word.

      That’s the gist of what I’m saying.

      Thank you, Melissa for taking such great extents to write a well thought out comment in a respectful manner. It’s much appreciated and one of the few that I’ve received that hasn’t been simply a fly-by commenter, spewing out hatred for anyone else who doesn’t think Ralph Smart is a genius.

      Be well, Blessings, Love and Light.

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      1. Dear Ponderinglifetoo, did you receive my message? I’m waiting your private reply with my honest heart. It is important to me. Sincerely JF

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  2. As much as I’d prefer to leave a long, well thought out comment I feel it will likely fall on deaf ears, and my time is precious(as everyone’s should be). With that being stated IN MY OPINION if you’re truly listening Mr. Smart’s message(and I believe firmly that subjectivity and discomfort are 2 of the biggest keys to progress) you’ll come to understand that he is mostly, yet not wholly, full of shit. Again this is just my opinion and I’m entitled that, and quite honestly not a whole lot else. Stay frosty folks.

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    1. Thank you for commenting Ironbrigadiers. Your comment is simply another example of how great a job Ralph Smart (Infinite Waters Diving Deep) has done and is doing with his work of “helping others”.
      I don’t need to say anything further here. You’ve said it all right there about Smart. And, of course, you haven’t read another word of anything else that I’ve written to know anything else about me nor, will you ever return to do so. Hasty judgement placed upon me as a person by reading one piece on an “idol” of yours. But, I thank you for taking the time to comment and prove my point for me about Ralph and his “work”. You’ve done a great job with that proof.
      Best wishes.

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    2. ironbrigadiers, now YOU are pointing your finger with obvious anger and disappointment to one who only has a reasonable topic concerning mr Smarts business model with rational sense. Think a bit about why you react that way. Leave motions and let the common sense step in, please.

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  3. It seems like you have a block. Your feelings about Ralph are direct feelings you have for yourself. Your choosing to stay asleep. If you “dive deeper” you would find out that no one needs to credit you for what you already know. We define ourselves. You’ve come to another part of your ego that is fearful in some way. All situations are neutral. There is LOVE and FEAR..that is all. So, which are you coming fro

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    1. Thank you Katrese for your comment.

      I see your comment as a clone of others and simply another one who considers themselves one of Smart’s “Deep Divers” but, has no tolerance for anyone who has a difference of opinion concerning Mr. Ralph Smart from them.

      You’re all doing me HUGE a favour with your comments as they prove what a great job Smart is doing on everyone who follows him.

      Sweetheart, you haven’t defined “yourself”. When someone defines oneself, they accept that others don’t and won’t necessarily feel the same way about everything. You’re about as far from “enlightened” as they come, dear and have just proven it to other readers. While you’re a “Write and Run” commenter and won’t be back, it’s too bad that you haven’t read a few other of the several hundred pieces I’ve written NOT on Smart…some of which might have meaning to you.

      Thank you for your comment as it proves why I wrote what I have written about him.

      Blessings, Love and Light to you.

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      1. Ponderinglifetoo, these mr Smarts followers seem to be just like people who are madly religious. So deeply manipulated into some ideas that they don’t know any more they have a gift. The gift is common sense. I’m sorry for them but it is quite funny too. When I say funny I don’t mean to be arrogant or sarcastic in any way but like somehow when a mother takes a candy away from a kid, the result is kicking and crying like the whole world just collapsed. Mommy took my candy! Mommy is bad! I hate mommy!..

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        1. Oh my goodness, Juha. You have made me laugh so hard that I can barely sit up right now. I LOVE your words and analogy! Perfectly said and if I could give you a hug right now in person, I would. 🙂

          To me, this is classic “cult-like” following that these younger people are showing me. It’s also showing me that their tolerance for anyone who has a differing view of their “leader” is somehow…as you’ve so wisely said…like a mother, taking candy away from a child. Not only is it unbelievable, but frightening and is showing the rest of the readers just what someone like Ralph Smart can do to them, their minds and how deeply they’ve become robots. They’re not individuals with their own minds. They’re using Smart’s mind, instead and sadly, they are like cult members.

          Thank you Juha. I needed that laugh today. You are SO correct in what you’ve said.

          HUGS, Blessings, Love and Light!

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          1. Ponderinglifetoo, and if the candy was given back, the universe would be full of that “mmmmm” sound with peeeeace! (Not arrogant but funny) By the way, I read again earlier today your main artickle on the top of this topic and let me add something now:
            ALL READERS: This is only my view but please, read Ponderinglifes article with CONSENTRATION. Mr Smart is well respected over there though he has not confirmed who he tells he are. A psychologist? In the kitchen, yes. In real life, as well as I know, no. He is not.

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            1. I am laughing hard again, Juha. You are correct in all that you have said yet again. Thank you. Mr. Smart is only popular because he’s handing his followers what they believe is candy. Sadly, he is handing them what he wants them to believe is candy but isn’t real. Some of them will figure it out but the rest will keep swallowing it without question because they see him as a god of sorts. I have a strong sense that Mr. Smart will eventually be either sued or leave these viewers for greener pastures where it suits him better. Again though, if anyone wants to send me credible sources or citations, proving his psychologists claims, I’d be willing to rethink this. No one has come forward, including Smart, himself when I have asked them pressed him. That is saying it all.

              I am challenging all Smart supporters to send me proper citations and further information on Smart’s psychologist claims otherwise, you are more of a psychologist than he is Juha!

              Xo xox

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  4. Hello comment readers,

    If you have a blog and just targeting “Spiritual” or “New Age” related visitors,
    This is “street smart” way to get traffic to your blog.

    Because this long article is just contains full of criticism about a person who have almost 1 million followers on Youtube – nothing more. But wait a minute.. This article comes up on the first page of Google with “Ralph Smart” keyword. Why?? Because this single article provoked his followers to leave lot of comments to defend what they like – which also converts to a lot of traffic at the end (due to SEO).

    But let’s talk about the “value” of this article. In my view, if someone is criticizing something and not giving a better solution about what is pointed out, it is not a valuable opinion. It is simply nothing more than spreading nonsense negativity – end of the story.

    As author ends the last chapter with slogan of the blog:
    — At least, that’s the way that I’m seeing things from “my little corner of life”

    But i am not going to end my opinion with just pointing out. If you are a spiritual person and looking for more information – i don’t think here is a good place to be in or taking advice. Just find websites or blogs focused on “Spirituality” concept and try to listen people have some authority or solution on the subject. Because this blog is not focused on spirituality and have no authority on the subject.

    Let’s look at some of the categories of this blog : “Jennifer Lopez”, “American Idol Season 13”, “Consumer Reports”, “Gilmore Girls”, “television shows going downhill in ratings”

    Those have nothing to do with spirituality. This is just a blog of a person who shares her opinions about random stuff from her little corner of life – nothing more. And which is okay! So, don’t waste your time by getting offended here people. Opinions are opinions and most of them are cheap.

    Peace!

    *Cat down the road

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    1. Thank you for your thought filled comment *Cat down the road* and taking the time to do it.

      Hmmmm…now where have I heard that term before? Why not pick your own identity instead of something that someone else has used as a catch-phrase? Interesting to say the least. And, let me ask you and others who have sent me some pretty lame and raunchy bits that I couldn’t even publish, why does it bother you so much that I’m not writing a glowing review on Smart? If he’s as wonderful as you all portray him to be in your lives, does it matter what I think? Why?

      May I suggest that you read some of the several hundred pieces that I’ve written versus simply the ones on Ralph Smart or running down the sidebar lists without reading any other pieces at all? I would suggest that you have not gotten the idea behind my blog at all or that I write what I want or feel passionate about at that moment rather than on any one topic or genre. Have you gotten that concept? It doesn’t appear so because you would have found other pieces that DO give “solutions”…not just celeb pieces.

      However, I will say that what you’ve written truly proves my points about Smart and what he’s doing to young people’s minds.

      What you do not see is that I wrote this piece because that’s how I saw things from “my little corner of life” after doing a lot of research on the man who wants little known about him. Ask yourself “WHY” you and others are doing searches on him. You haven’t answered that one. Did you know that your search terms come up AFTER I have posted a blog entry? That means that I can see what people want to know about and are seeking information on AFTER I have posted a piece. The majority of terms people are using are “is Ralph Smart a fake”, “fraud”, “how much does Smart make” and so many others that I needn’t write it all out. However let me assure you that I could any number of key words such as “trump” the man or the card term and I’d get a bit more traffic. However, since I don’t get paid for writing this blog, don’t wish to and am not doing it for that reason, what difference does it make to me whether 100 or 100 million people read my blog? Have you asked yourself that question too?

      As to why you have chosen to deem this as a wannabe spiritual blog, I really don’t know because it’s not my intention to do so. That’s made clear on the “About Me” and “Just My Thoughts” section. Did you bother to read those?

      And, by the way, ask yourself why my blog piece has come up faster and higher than Ralph Smart’s pieces. Could it possibly be that a LOT more people are beginning to become suspicious of his motives or wanting to know more because something isn’t sitting right with them about him? The search terms used by viewers and the fact that YOU are searching for more info about him, is telling me that there’s more to it than you or other Smart Defenders know.

      Sigh…ok, ending here because your comments have simply gone towards the others that prove just how well Smart is doing with his subscribers. But, may I say that through my own psychology education and further studies, idolizing anyone enough to make your nick name something that your idol would say, is a bit more than tell-tale that you have a LONG way to go in both emotional and spiritual growth and that you’ve more than proven that Smart’s following is a cult-like following than anything else. Thank you for proving that much to everyone. Of course, you’re a “comment and fly” commenter so, you’ll likely never read this response.

      Blessings, Love and Light though.

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  5. Your write up on Ralph Smart comes across as completely jealous. I wish you the best and hope you can raise yourself from this lower vibration so you can live your passion in peace and joy.
    With respect, Alejandro

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Alejandro. It’s appreciated since you’ve simply shown how well Ralph Smart (Infinite Waters Diving Deep) is doing with all of his viewers.
      He’s taught you all to read someone else’s points of view that don’t match yours with a slant of disdain or something that wasn’t there in the first place. I have NO jealousy towards Mr. Smart. I wrote what I felt about him and know from my research into him and yet, you only saw it negatively. He’s doing wonders for all of his viewers and as I suspected, harming those who follow him with this type of thinking pattern.

      Blessings and respect back to you as well, Alejandro and thank you for your comment as it demonstrates what I am speaking of within my piece very well.
      Blessings, Love and Light

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    2. Alejandro Luna, your frequencies are based in black and white inner world. You need a rockstar to follow. Don’t speak spirituality because you don’t even know the basics of it. Learn to know yourself first.

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Edmond. Your sentiments are being sent right back to you in your own “Thissh*ttylittlecorner” of your life as well. You’ve done Smart proud in proving how well he’s doing and has done thus far.

      Best of wishes!

      Blessings, Love and Light

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    2. Edmond Dantes, the nice thing is when you grow up a little, you will be less vulnerable of manipulations. When you’re a youngster it belongs to the age. Still though, you can use your common sense at the moment and learn from inside you, not from outside. Forget spirituality because you’re not ready for it yet. Work your emotions. That’s the way for you right now.

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      1. Thank you, Juha. Unfortunately, Edmond is a “write and run” commenter. He strikes with venom then, slithers off, feeling smug.
        You are correct…very correct. He’s not remotely close to spirituality yet. He has some growing to do yet.

        HUGS and thank you ever so much Juha. XO XO XO

        Blessings, Love and Light…Always!

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        1. Ponderinglifetoo, no need to thank me, my friend, thank yourself! Your well shaped responses may get some of those who are reading this thread with their own brains and hearts. Cowards run away anyway but there will come new haters and they at least read something because their childish reactions. Stay calm. Juha (I will stay background and write my responses “to the future haters” with using only few words, if you will)

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  6. Blessings, I got through the first few paragraphs of reading & wondered why you spent so much time bagging out a man you do not know personally? He is a ‘divine masculine’ embodiment of his self-mastery, I to understand as an energy worker that sometimes in the depths of our work, working from spirit, guides or soul centered healing work, whom we let into our inner circle because we feel so much of others energy, what we do & our private lives has nothing to prove, no piece of ‘human’ paper will ever define what your looking for in wisdom, nor will spending a significant amount of timelessness negative spaced energy help you find your inner peace.
    And often putting any part private or public within the spiritual realms into the public fodder of trolls whom swarm like flies & cockroaches amongst the wolves and pull good spiritual light-BEings apart just because yours or another’s conscious awareness isn’t of the higher realms, thing is if you’ve not awakened in 5D your as blind as a bat & can’t see where God’ your soul is, cause you need to be heart centered for starters to even know what he’s talking about, doesn’t come from a book, computer, scientific research or some other physical form, that knowledge is from #ONENESS and the deemed ‘human’ term Holy Spirit’, so if you decided to be your own Dorothy and take your own spiritual walk up the golden staircase (golden spiral) of ascension and soul evolution, you’d fully understand, have conscious awareness instead of taking a beautiful soul like his and using his name as toilet paper, I do not mind teaching you or others about spiritual awakening to through light work or shadow work like Teal Swan does.
    Ralph Smart whether he waves a psychology degree in your face as proof of his existence, and the fact he gets to your heart so readily points out in his ‘energy vampire’ videos you attempt to gain an emotional reaction out of people to feed your insecurities rather than heal them as your soul is attempting to do by bringing you to Smart’. The amount of negative energy spent you bringing him down could be transformed into billions of stars and thats why we, alchemist love negative Nancys’ cause they provide so much energy to create beauty. So my point in writing a response to you, as you sit here reading my comments, I already encoded this message to awaken you spiritually so you can take your head out from your behind which is where it ends up in 2D/3D hell while you karmic loop and I can get a hello, and breakfast while transforming your demons back into unconditional self-love, and we get bagged out cause your ego/false selves reacts to love with verbal diarrhea, (cause they do not like & fear love) cause you spewing out what you need healing within your blog is why Ralph & others like him, passionately love helping ‘humans’ heal their condition of humaness….
    love & light xo namaste
    Universal Ambassador
    Amare Starlight
    for High Council for ‘New Earth’

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    1. And, there we have it readers. The products of Ralph Smart’s teachings. Examples of people who really should be seeking out proper mental health care versus watching Youtubers like Smart, claiming to be a “psychologist” but, isn’t.
      This is what I’m talking about.
      Thank you for proving my points gaia….whatever.

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    2. gaiaheartbeatconnections, you are scared because your weak spiritual base is shaking this easy. That’s why you attack with anger. Work your hatred first.
      Ponderinglifetoo, I’m back here everytime a hater attacks you.

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  7. Hello
    I don´t understand the problem here. Your article is just some thoughts, doesn´t sound too negative and the comments are also some thoughts which do not sound too negative.
    Some people like Ralph Smart because he is a positive figure and kind of different to the rest. Some people might have the money or like to spend the money they have for a session with him. Lots of New Agers have exorbitant prices.
    If he is a psychologist or not is not so important. It is just the message he gets across and the results in his followers. In your thoughts I hear some tones of envy, – which is understandable.
    Greetings from downunder

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    1. Thank you for commenting Lissy. I truly appreciate your time and thoughts to comment on my piece as well as having read it.

      I have many pieces that deal with being happy, serenity, Life and other aspects as well. Unfortunately, pretty much all commenters are not reading anything other than the pieces that I’ve written with my own research and resulting opinions on Ralph Smart.

      Yes, as I’ve also said, I used to binge watch Infinite Waters Diving Deep’s videos too. I realized a number of things and went in search of information about him. That’s when I started to recognize what I have written.

      I would like to say that I have read many, many comments on Smart’s Youtube videos and other social media spots. Sadly, a lot of young people (I have a daughter their ages) are looking for help in many ways and Smart is presenting himself as a “psychologist” which raises alarm bells, particularly since his advice is not in line with what a professional psychologist would give. “Lay down and sleep” when one is depressed or going to a spa for a massage (as he says) is not going to help those who truly need professional help and perhaps, medications. Of course, they want to hear this type of advice because it’s denial that there may be a problem that can’t be solved watching a Youtube video. That’s where I begin to worry about Smart and his motives. He shouldn’t be advertising himself as a psychologist if he’s not. Let him be a “New Age Coach” or something that’s not licensed. That’s ok. If someone has that kind of money and wants to pay him for an undefined 1 hr session, I have NO problem with that. I have the problem with him presenting himself as a professional that he likely is NOT. (I hope someone will come forward and prove me wrong with proper citations of his credentials, in which case I will gladly and happily change some of my opinions on him 🙂 )

      May I say that while I may come across to those who feel that I am “jealous” or as you’ve said, “envious”…I can assure you that I am not. Not at all. Had I wanted to do what he’s doing, I could have been doing it. The fact is, I don’t want to do it. I write as a hobby only. I have a job that I dearly love and am happy in it. I don’t wish to do what he’s doing in any way or, I’d be doing it. I do have the same type of education that Smart has but, I wouldn’t dare to call myself a “psychologist” without proper credentials, which I don’t have and I don’t believe he has either…and won’t answer to when I’ve questioned him on it. I never did want to carry on further with that line of work so, I never went beyond my initial education and I don’t believe he did either….which makes him dangerous to those who need professional help.

      Cheers from up over LOL

      Thank you ever so much again for commenting Lissy.

      Blessings, Love and Light to you.

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    2. Lissy, when you say it isn’t important if Ralph Smart is a psychologist or not, is it okay to you someone acts like a teacher and is stating a possible lie? A honest person doesn’t lie. It seems to be quite clear why mr Smart keeps quiet. It isn’t rocket science. I personally never would try to be any kind of teacher in public and say things I couldn’t confirm afterwards. It would be overlooking my students and wrong in any way if I was a teacher. Many new agers call themselves a spiritual teacher. It is business for them. When ever you already are a millionaire and dear to continue charging hundreds of pounds for just a kitchen psychology thoughts, it reveals you are greedy in big G. This isn’t a rocket science. When you are greedy as hell and everybody can see it clearly it doesn’t bother you because your basic need, the greed will be satisfied. According most of near death experiences nobody needs an interstellar bank account. Nobody. All we need is a shelter, food and just enough money to survive. When the world is full of business baced spiritualists the world is full of fakes. Old school spiritualists very well are aware of this. The best way to separate fakes from pure ones is their charging prices. You need some excitement in your life, good, go to Hollywood mediums, the fake ones. Pay and be happy. If you REALLY are in serious trouble in life, never go to one who charges anything. If you can find a pure spiritualist why an earth you would go for a fake and pay for a greedy minded child? Because he or she makes you feel good. He say to you just the words you are expecting. In real life the truth hurts, seldom it makes you feel good like after playing playstation games. Life is not a playstation game. It is the real thing. Now I can see you saying I am jealous like you “see” envy in Ponderinglifetoo. Well, read this part very carefully. I was born in rich family. I had all the cards in my hand to became a wealthy rich man. No. At younger age I decided I want no big money. I wanted to know what is this all about. I have chosen to be poor man. It is the best I have ever done for myself. Money can’t do its magic for me. I know many who has done same with same results. Because my own willed choice I have grown spiritually in this life huge steps. Would I change my destiny to be a rich again? No. Never. I will die with empty hands. If someone thinks he or she can take a fortune within to the real spiritual world, fine, one second changes everything when heart stops pumping. It is a tough moment in life review to realize what was learned in earthly life or what wasn’t. My very good friend died a couple days before now. I know my time is limited too. So are yours who are reading this right now. If you are focused to be a rich person in life, it is your choice and it is ok for you. Remember though, when you focus to be rich it always lack your real spiritual development and pure growth. There is no combination to be greedy, a liar and pureness of spirituality. Taking from others eventually takes away your gift if you ever had one. It is ABC of spiritual basics. Giving and honesty are the way to go. It really is that simple.

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      1. Juha, I wish I could hug you right now. Please feel an energy hug from me for what you’ve said and of course, in the loss of your friend so recently. I am so very sorry for your loss. That is extremely hard to have to endure. I have also lost many who are closest to me, including friends. My heart goes out to you in so many ways.

        I hope that you know that you’re not only teaching me but, those who read your words of experience and wisdom. Through your comments, you are teaching so many a lot. I only hope that these younger people will hear your voice as I hear it…full of wisdom. 🙂

        You are very right in saying “it isn’t rocket science” as to why Mr. Smart has kept silent on the important things. It’s also why he won’t answer you or I and others who have written to him and the reason why not one person can come forward with proper sources of him being a psychologist. Unfortunately, it’s hard to put older heads on younger people’s shoulders and the reason why I concern myself with those younger people who follow him as though he is a god or something higher than a human being, out to make a living (a good living) off of those most vulnerable. These followers cannot “see” through his smile and charm. They only see what they want to see in him. He is quite charming, no doubt but, as you’ve so very wisely pointed out, he’s not real and Life isn’t a game.

        I too, am not rich by any stretch of the imagination nor, do I want to be. Like you, I wish only enough to have a warm place to live, clothes on my back, food to eat and enough money to be able to give to help others when they are in need and I can afford to do it. I don’t care to be rich. I also don’t mind working a full day, in a regular job. I meet so many wonderful people that way. It enlightens me to have the pleasure of their lives and lessons. We learn from some of the hardest times and experiences in our lives, I find. It takes going through the mud and rain to find the beauty in the sunshine and rainbows, doesn’t it?

        I simply wish to thank you ever so much for all that you are teaching me through your comments. I wish that I could repay you for these lessons as well as the kindnesses that you are showing to not just me but, these younger commenters who would learn more from you than from Mr. Smart.

        Thank you, thank you, thank you!

        Blessings, Love and Light…as always, Juha! XO

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  8. Ponderinglifetoo, in my opinion you’re just doing so well. These haters don’t know themselves. They are struggling with their own pain as you very well know. When ever they target the frustration against you it is because they don’t know how to mirror their minds movements. When someone throws “you’re jealous” and so on, it is a reaction from a child. From a child who needs no anger but love. You have kept your polite style what I find very important. So keep going strong and always remember if you have opened a tiny bit of someones narrow minded thinking, you have changed the world. Juha

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      1. Ponderinglifetoo, I admire how you keep your cool. Not all can do it with style you have. As I’ve said before you’re an opener. I see you. Nobody survives without criticsism. When I get new message into my email from this topic, have time into it and when it sounds a “clear case” I answer to the hater my way to bring him or her what I have found in my deep divings to help and defend not anybody but the honesty and truth as you do. I certainly understand this is your territory and the captain over here is only you, I’m nobody. If you feel uncomfortable in any way about me being around or you find me writing too much, please just say and I’ll leave with respect. If you accept me to hang around for a while, I will do my best to support your honest view of wider understanding what concerns mr Smart. It is sad so many new agers ruins the concept of pure spirituality what is giving, not taking and so on spread quite a bit a wrong illusion of themselves. When a hater doesn’t separate crystal clear greed from a horse, what can one so on tell about envy? Blaming you jealous is the easiest way to avoid your point over here. I’m glad you have this topic. Sincerely Juha

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        1. Juha, I LOVE you being around and entering into discussions. Never doubt that for one moment, please! I learn from you every time you comment. Please, continue. I am enjoying everything you are teaching not only me but, those who take the time to read what you have so wisely and kindly offered to share of your wisdom with me and everyone who reads your words.

          HUGS and many, many thank you’s.

          Blessings, Love and Light…as always! XO

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          1. Ponderinglifetoo, thank you for your kind words. They warm my heart and made my day. Yesterday I read your an other topics and found deep wisdoms over there. What comes into my “teachings”, I never have put me on the place to be any kind of a teacher. I know inside me that in my development level it would be wrong and I would be doing against of my higher self. I would do against The Light. Instead I would imagine my sort of mission to share and help if I can. I have come a long worldwide and many times a rough road to this point in life to be a helping hand for those who I at least think I could kick forward a bit. When I see abusing any kind it is hard to me stay aside doing nothing. Yes, mr Smart is a charming personality and have a nice gentle smile. I see him a good human being. When a greed steps in in this force, I still love him but I can’t help it he is doing wrong while he sells spirituality. If he was a pure businessman doing basic business it would be ok. When he try to be a spiritual teacher with obvious greed and a possible lie I just can’t trust him any more. Spirituality is not a thing you can buy. If he thinks he can sell spirituality it is same he was selling love. Who can sell love? Can you buy love from a mall? Can you buy love from ebay? The whole concept is so stupid that it should have the Nobel’s price for stupidity. Now for all readers this later part is targeted for you who are searching deeper truth. This topic is a good one and we should remind that mr Smart isn’t the only one dealing with business. There are world full of so called new agers, mediums and teachers. It is easy find a medium in one minute. It’s damn easy find hundreds of mediums out there. They ALL charge! For those who in reality are awakened avoid them like a mouse avoids a cat. If you have serious problems in life NEVER pay to the businessman because he/she is 100 percent fake. I personally have been visiting quite a few of mediums. With my experience according so many, they who charge are smart enough to tell you what you wish. They who’s mentality is that paying is voluntary and not actually so expected tell you things that hurt but in the growing manner. Truth is what you need, not some Hollywood mediums mambo jambo. In younger age I read tons of parapsychology books, Theosophy, Spiritualism, Krishna, Buddism and started to study what happens when a human dies. I experienced clear paranormal activities many times. In some 70-80’s I found Elisabeth Kybler Ross who told NDE’s = Near Death Experiences. I was stoned how similar those NDE’s was what was teached in Spirituality. After since I have studied hundreds and hundreds of them up to date. My first meditation happened in age 18 in the middle of Atlantic Ocean in the cargo ship I was working. Later on I have reached twice the oneness when a body isn’t there any more. I sincerely believe that all you can do to find a real truth, it is in you. You can read Bible or Veda books but you never reach more than is achievable in the bubble of human mind. You don’t need spiritual teachers. Forget that “how to became enlightenment”, “how to know your higher self”, “am I awakened” stuff. Just learn to meditate the way you get your mind silent without a single thought and all the rest happens when you are ready enough for that. It never happens in a minute or as soon as possible. You must be patient. I takes years after years. Those who promise rapid results are liars. You can teach yourself. It’s free! And what’s the best, you will be free!

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              1. Ponderinglifetoo, according the all changing messages from thousands of ordinary human beings who was clinically dead by an accidient or heart attack and was revived back by professionals, there is something beyond oneness or the dimension of the world of light. A Shining Light that is brighter than millions of suns. The Sacred Light is Pure Love. The Light doesn’t judge anything. The Light only Loves. Its High Voltage Love Loves you into pieces. Nevermind if you was an atheist or what ever, It’s Divine Love is beyond words, beyond religions, beyond spirituality, beyond everything. The Light have always Loved you and always will. You are Unconditionally Loved. For ever. Juha

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                1. I truly believe this, Juha. I’ve been studying NDE’s for many years now and know several people who have experienced it. They have described exactly what you have said about Light and Love. After my Father-In-Law passed away, he allowed me to feel what it was like for a brief second (sounds crazy, I know). I cried, it was so beautiful! I would never wish him back to this plane. You are loved too.

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                  1. Ponderinlifetoo, you made me very happy! I’m almost jumping in joy! I never knew you have been studying NDE’s! I also know experiencers and know what you mean with that brief second. It is too beautiful to say in words. It makes a big strong man on his knees with tears running free. We all are loved, have been loved and will be loved. Ponderinglifetoo, I send my loving hugs to you, to your husband and your family. For all readers, believe or not, you are loved, have always been and will always be. Juha

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                    1. Yes, Juha…I have been studying NDE’s for many years now. I believe them to be the closest to knowing that life and consciousness live on past our physical bodily death that we can know at this point in time. To see doctors and nurses now coming out with their stories and beliefs in it, lends credibility to every account that people are coming back to give. Once in a scientific world, it seems to shut the door on the ability to see a different way of thinking or another sense that cannot be proven by scientific data yet (it will eventually be proven, I’m sure), is music to my ears and heart.

                      When my father was passing away many years ago, I saw the “veil” thinning for him between this realm and the next. A woman of “Light” as he’d describe her would come to visit him. He was purely lucid and carrying on full conversations with us so, I knew it wasn’t dementia (he was 64 years of age at the time of his passing) or drugs etc. as some people would try to explain it away. He “foresaw” things that would happen almost immediately after he’d said them (things within the hospital that he couldn’t have known were going on but, would be announced). After his physical body passed away, I woke up and started researching NDEs and end of life stage experiences. Much to my delight and shock, they matched what I had experienced with my father. It was then that I received many more encounters with people who would open up with their own experiences, having died and being brought back to physical being again.

                      I think the most profound experience (besides my Father-In-Law’s visit with me) was my brother’s death nearly 6 years go. It was sudden head trauma from a fall at work. The brain injuries were far too massive for anyone to be able to save him. He lingered on Life Support for 2 days afterwards as he was to be an organ donor (he saved 5 people’s lives with his gift). I was standing by his bedside, talking to him (though his brain was almost brain dead and only Life Support kept any blood and oxygen, circulating to it). The medical staff had earlier deemed him “deeply comatose”.

                      My brother and I were extremely close our entire lives (he was 53 years of age when he passed). I felt as though I wanted to go with him. It was as though my “twin” was dying though we weren’t twins and I didn’t want him to leave without me but, I also recognized that it wasn’t my time to leave and I had others that I had to be here for still.

                      As I stood by his bedside with his body, almost lifeless except for the machine breathing for him, I recognized two things. He wasn’t IN his body anymore and secondly, he couldn’t GET back in/stay in because of the damage. The cord had been severed between him and his body.

                      I knew I was right a few minutes later.

                      I felt him standing beside me, looking at his own body. He said (yes, I heard it in my mind’s eye so to speak, not out loud as we would hear one another speaking) “I really screwed up this time, didn’t I?” I turned to my left, knowing I wouldn’t actually physically see him and said (out loud and not knowing a nurse was in the room behind me…thinking myself all alone with my brother), “yes, you did.”

                      At that point, I was asked to leave the room for the staff to check his vitals etc., do a few more things that they couldn’t do with me in the room. I left and went down to get a tea with my other brother.

                      It was a beautiful day so, we took our tea and coffees to a garden area and sat on benches. My youngest brother, his wife, my husband and 2 good friends of my dying brothers were all facing the garden area. For some unknown reason, I had the urge to face the other way so that I was facing a path, leading to the garden area of the hospital. I was the only one facing that direction. Coming down the path, was my dying brother in transparent form. It was only a second or two’s worth of vision but, it seemed like much longer. He smiled, “saluted” to me (sorry, I’m crying as I type this) and I felt an overwhelming sense of love and joy from him. Then, he disappeared.

                      I began to cry and my youngest brother leaned backwards, asking me if I was ok. I simply said, “he’s gone”.

                      My youngest brother didn’t believe in this type of thing but, he dropped his coffee and we ran back upstairs where doctors and nurses were disposing of their masks and gloves.

                      “He’s gone,” the doctor told us. “His brain waves are now flat.”

                      Of course, my youngest brother fell apart at those words but, I knew that our brother had been out of his body for quite awhile. The final cord had been cut and he could finally leave to be on what I call “The Other Side”. His physical body was no longer holding him to the grounds as he was physically dead now. That’s why I had seen him coming down that path only moments earlier. My studies of NDEs had served me well and the love and closeness my brother and I shared all of our lives, kept us close enough for him to be able to get through to me.

                      There have been many more encounters that I’ve had with my brother since his passing. Perhaps, I have allowed that “veil” to thin because of my receptiveness to life not ending when our physical bodies die???? Whatever it is, I have been able to pass messages to our youngest brother that I couldn’t possibly have known but, our brother who has crossed over knew. I have been able to save my Sister-In-Law’s life on 2 occasions because of messages I’ve been passed by my brother on The Other Side a long time before they happened. He has helped us at every turn that he could. LOVE is the bond. LOVE never dies. It simply intensifies once we leave these earthly bodies. But, I’m sure you know this much. I’m not telling you anything that you don’t already know. 🙂

                      I don’t hear my brother as much as I did within the first year or so after his passing. That’s not because he’s not there. It’s because he’s raised in his vibrational levels to one that I cannot detect as easily anymore BUT…I know that HE, hears me and I talk to him…not in words but, with thoughts. While I don’t always “hear” his answers, I know that he hears me because there will be signs from him.

                      Suffice it to say that after all of this now, not only does our youngest brother believe but, my husband believes me now as well. He’s experienced this through me and I’ve proven it over and over again. I’ve given messages from my brother on The Other Side and shortly afterwards, it’s become a reality. My husband and youngest brother no longer doubt it now.

                      But, you know what I mean. 🙂

                      This is only just the tip of the iceberg with my brother’s story. I have friends who have passed since and they have also given me signs. Or, they’ve explained their NDEs to me in such detail, knowing I have been studying everything I can about them.

                      I have a lot more to say but, I shall leave it here for now as this is long.

                      Juha, you are loved too. Very much! You always will be too. Trust in that and know that in spite of our human emotions which are part of our physical being in our physical bodies, with limited minds and senses, you are LOVE and you are LOVED!

                      HUGS, blessings, Love and Light…as always. XO

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                    2. Ponderinlifetoo, Thank you for your touching life experiences. How ever a human being was so called awakened or else the death of a close darling ones is a stopping point. It’s a relief for them who pass this dimension and it’s an other story for us who must stay on the planet earth. I can see your beautiful longing for your loved ones and your inner knowing this all is temporary. When it’s time the reunion will happen. When I worked in cargo ships what didn’t visit my country at all but sailed worldwide seas there was a rule you had to work six months before the company paid free flights to home from other side of earth. The most hardest thing in that profession was to leave my loved woman for half of year knowing it’s a long time we don’t see each other. It’s same in life and afterlife. We all are passengers in Creation. I also have lost so many friends including my relatives. I see your sensitivity not as a gift but a result of your long experience of reincarnated lifes. Many new agers expect to get the results right now. No! Who ever try to teach that it doesn’t go that way. We are not here to learn how to get out of your body. We are not here to learn how to open your third eye. We are here to learn living on earth in earthly conditions and to learn how to love our fellow ones. Learning doesn’t happen instantly. It takes time. It takes life after life. Even this what I’m writing isn’t important. It isn’t important if readers believe this all or not. The important thing is only living itself. In earth as it is. To learn. Ponderinglifetoo, talking NDE’s, my good friend called me yesterday. Many years ago he was the most positive and gentle man. Always happy and full of life. He told he have had his third six hours lasting back operation because his spinal stenosis. I already knew his last five years have been living in hell. In these years the horrible pain has continued 24/7 and nothing have helped. He is in position he can’t take it any more. His surgeon told him he probably is in wheelchair after few years. He told he is going to shoot himself when the time comes. The call lasted two hours. I did my best to be a helping hand. I mostly listened him. We agreed he can call me at night if he needs me. I can’t do miracles but what I can do is listening in this hopeless situation. I told him about NDE’s and how they are coming in public by even doctors nowadays as you said and anyone can confirm. I don’t want he shoots himself neither I don’t want to scare him any kind. As you must know about NDE’s commiting suicide leads in some of cases into not so nice realms because the limitless amount of negativity you’re carrying with. Fortunately it is temporary and how ever experiencers tell it is eternal it is not. Eventually everybody will find The Light. Also because he didn’t believe a word of NDE’s I will keep my mouth closed. If he asks then I tell a bit. How ever his situation goes I will stand by him and give him my shoulder. Ponderinglifetoo, I wrote this becauce younger new agers may read this thread. When I earlier said that life is a real thing, my pal’s destiny hopefully touches even a one. There are little problems out there and there are big ones in life to be true when reality shows its potential powers. Fortunately it also works the other way around. There is always hope.
                      To end this let me add for readers to whom NDE’s are not so familiar that if you are intrested in NDE phenomenon, IANDS is a reliable source. So is NDERF, Dr. Michael Sabom’s Near-Death Experience Research and Raymond Moody. If you start your own research these are the starting point you will go in right direction. Beyond them you will find tons of maniac religion based NDE’s too. Be aware of that. Best way to study NDE’s is simple. Listen your heart. Real NDE’s are based on LOVE.

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                    3. Juha, your response was filled with wisdom. I, too, hope that younger people will read your words. Unfortunately, a lot of younger people are what I will call “fly-by commenters”. They read about the one topic they are interested in reading, get angry at my perspective, write negative comments and run back to their YouTube videos to watch their “idol”. It’s very sad because were they to read what you have written in comments, they would learn far more than what they are getting from those videos.

                      I am so sorry to hear about your friend, his pain and his back. Pain speaks loudly and people just want out of it no matter how they have to do it. Hopefully, this was your friend’s desperation and exhaustion talking versus a real situation. I hope that you do get the chance to speak to him and help him with your words of wisdom. I equally, hope that he listens to you. Perhaps, this is just pain and sorrow talking that in all of his efforts (surgeries), nothing has taken him out of his pain? I can only offer up the idea that advancements are being made every day in medical sciences and perhaps, if he hangs on long enough, he will be able to receive help and be pain free? That’s what I keep telling another friend of mine as well who was in a similar boat with other forms of constant pain. She has hung on and is getting some help now….though not completely out of pain. She hangs onto hope. We all need hope.

                      Blessings, Love and Light, Juha. Thank you. XO

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                    4. Ponderinglifetoo,
                      A soul is eternal because it is a part of God. Some new agers know they are God because they have experienced oneness. I have been the oneness twice. It is beyond words. Words are awkward tools. So is human mind. How ever, If a man was a drop of water, oneness was experiencing eternity of an ocean. It is divine dimension. It is not being God. It is experiencing one dimension of God. If God was a horse, oneness was a tail. A horse is a horse and a tail is a tail. A tail is a part of a horse and a tail can never be a horse. A tail can’t wave a horse but a horse can wave a tail.
                      God has many childs we call souls. We do a mistake between young and old souls. There are no young and old souls. All souls are eternal. Earth is an atom. In a bigger picture only few of souls ever can have life experiences on this little dust in the wind. Those who have lived on earth more lifes are wrongly called old souls. Those who have just started visiting here we call young souls. Keeping this in mind,
                      there are younger souls in elder peoples bodies and there are elder souls in younger peoples bodies.
                      In this dimension, after big bang, little earth has become an unique planet to learn how to survive in all kind of circumstances. From deepest pain to highest joy. From darkest forces to brightest forms. Evolution is a part of the plan of the Creator. Those who have died and was revived back tell it all. The plan was to create Heaven on earth. Not a Heaven that has churches or religions but the world that have no wars and people come together with themselves, others, animals and nature with loving hearts.

                      I could create my own spiritual channel in YouTube. No. I am not intrested in to become famous. I am not intrested in to become rich. If someone needs me my mentality has been and will be free of charging. In this specific case of charging from others I have one master above the rest I try to follow. The master didn’t require anything to himself in return when someone was in trouble. I’m not a religious person in any sense. Still my purest teacher who ever have walked on planet earth is a man who didn’t build churches. A man who didn’t write the bible. His name is Jesus.
                      The reason I came into this thread was I found its message important and honestly well justified. My little role over here have been supporting honesty and pure heart. My inner guidance tells it’s time to step aside for a while. Ponderinglifetoo, if someone adult wants to contact me for real reasons to get any help I give you the right to deside if you want to give him/her my email. As said before I charge zero money. Ponderinglifetoo, thank you so much for your loving answers and if you need me I’m here for you. Let the Sun Shine in you and your family! Let the sun shine in all your readers!
                      Sincerely, ordinary human being called Juha
                      PS Ponderinglifetoo, a good point. I will tell my friend your words medicine evolves daily. At least it may create a tiny little bit of hope in his real serious situation when doctors can’t do anything any more. I will support him as well I can. Again, I’m here if you need me. I will always be. You have became a darling friend to me.

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  9. Wow. That’s my reaction to some of the hate comments you received. Hi Ponderinglifetoo I’ve read through your blog post, thank you for sharing your views. I used to watch Ralph in the earlier days and then I stopped for some time. And it was just watching other videos that YouTube recommended some of his new videos that I started watching again. I saw a huge difference in how he presents his videos. And fair enough I feel people change it’s a normal process of life. But it such a huge difference from the earlier videos. I just started wondering more about who Ralph really is so I googled him and found your blog. It’s kind of nice to read about a different perspective.

    Some of the things he has said make sense and sometimes I don’t really understand some of the new techniques of the way he says things, I didn’t know what he meant by cat down the road or the slowmo thing, but then I just overlooked those things and tried to get out the positive from what he says. And that’s something my aunty taught me, she said if someone says things you don’t like or don’t agree with try to take something positive out of it to learn from.

    I think everyone has magic, like you said everyone is an alchemist and infinite being, is not a special few. I think everyone has a gift whether they know it or not. And there is a higher being whom I call God who loves everyone.

    I think it’s pretty unfortunate that people have come on here and left hate messages because they don’t agree with you. Some things I agree with you and other things I’m like hmm I need to research more and really find out facts before I can make my mind up.

    From the feeling I get about your blog, it’s about discussing and sharing your thoughts, not bashing people for thinking differently from you. I don’t like that internet has this sort of behavior. I’m tired of people bashing bullying and judging others on the internet. It’s all over youtube, people vlog their personal lives and are brave enough to share it and they get judged all the time. How they parent, what they buy, how much money they make, what they eat, who they date, how they act, are they real or fake? I’m going off point but I’m really fed up with insensitive comments. How are we meant to leave this world enlightened for the next part of our journey if we can’t accept people as they are, and live in harmony with each other even if we think differently. I don’t think you are jealous, or judging I feel you’re simply sharing how you feel. And maybe you might want to warn others?

    I think it’s brave of you to put your personal thoughts out there. Knowing that not everyone will see things from your point of view and you’ll get some people hating on you and sharing your thoughts any way. I wish I could do that.

    Sending you light, love and peace.

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    1. Niki, thank you very much for your well thought out comment and seeing all sides of things. It’s comments like yours that make me keep on writing. 🙂

      Even if we agree that we disagree (meaning everyone, not just you), I’m good with that perspective. I don’t expect that everyone will agree with what I feel, think or say about everything. Nor, do I agree with other people’s thinking all of the time either. However, I try to remain at least respectful of their right to have their feelings, thoughts and be able to speak it, without resorting to calling them “sick” or the myriad of other things I’ve been called.

      Very sadly, most of the “Hate Filled Commenters” are commenting on one topic. They never read the rest of my blog pieces that contain helpful opinion (all of my pieces are OPINION pieces and tagged as such and that’s why I end with….”from my little corner of life…” as that’s the way I see things). A lot of people will only look through to see the celeb pieces or tv shows (which are all part of what readers search for I’ve found). They will not look at my pieces on Happiness or Serenity or the pieces where I talk about everyone being the same as everyone else and no one is worthless in this world no matter what they’ve done. No one reads those pieces. The Haters come in to read about Ralph Smart, comment with hatred and move on. I’ve written hundreds of pieces over the years I’ve been writing this blog. None of these people look at another thing I’ve written other than going down the titles and telling me that my blog is worthless because I’ve written pieces on celebs. Yes, I have written about celebs but, I’ve written about so much more as well that they will never look at.

      As I’ve said in my pieces, I too, used to watch Ralph Smart (Infinite Waters Diving Deep) faithfully too. I used to binge watch his videos. Like you’ve said, he changed…which is perfectly his right to do but, along with that, came his “New Age” stuff that rang alarm bells and made me research him. It was after the research that I changed my mind about him, his videos and unsubscribed from his Youtube channel.

      What people don’t understand is that the moment they leave a hate filled comment that defends Smart and downgrades my point of view on him, they are showing me and others just how much Smart’s videos have done for them. They are poor advertising for Smart if that’s what they think they are doing by defending him in that manner. If Smart is as genuine as they and he proclaim he is, they would pass on by. I have no gun to anyone’s head to read anything I’ve written nor, keep them here. They needn’t respond at all if they feel otherwise but, to respond in the fashion that they respond, it speaks volumes for Smart and how well his spiels on video are doing for these types of people.

      I thank you for your comment as it was kind and heartfelt and I can easily agree to disagree on points or even in entirety if you feel that way when I receive comments like yours.
      Thank you.

      Blessings, Love and Light! 🙂

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  10. Ponderinglifetoo, please gracefully accept my honest opinion of you – I think you are a sick , twisted person, you will get what you deserve……….. hopefully – as we all do eventually. Please feel free to freely express your’e opinion of me.

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    1. Thank you Imogen for the lovely compliment. I am certain that you’ve read NOTHING else that I’ve written, right…well, EXCEPT for my pieces on Ralph Smart yet, you feel qualified to make a judgement upon me like this and make negative wishes upon me? That’s ok Imogen because YOU have simply proven what a GREAT job Ralph Smart has done to, on and for people like you who comment in this manner, with derogatory remarks and even threatening tones. It’s simply showing me and others that Mr. Smart obviously isn’t as “calming” as he portrays nor, is he doing very well at “helping others” and you have just proven that much…

      I need write nothing further because you are proving my points for me extremely well. So, I gracefully accept your comment in that case. 🙂

      Best wishes, Love and Light.

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    2. Imogen Herbert, sorry if I come over here to say to you a few words. So you hope Ponderinglifetoo gets a punishment. It is easy to read that you hope her punishment will be severe. When you die you yourself will have a life review under the loving Light. Before that in this dimension it is possible that your hope will happen. The way it may happen is kind of what you hope for an other human being it counters against yourself, in good and bad. When you have that amount of anger for her, be aware of this. To be angry is human kind nature in situations when you feel unsafe. You are scared. It is the start point to accept your inner reality as it is. After you have looked to the mirror on your own and seen why you are that angry you are going to the right direction. I have personally worked out my own anger issues my whole life so trust me, I know exactly what I’m trying to say to you. It is a painful road to carry anger within. It ruins your life. It ruins others life. It ruins your this reincarnation. It ruins your next life. The best you can do is work out your anger. Forget everything else. Forget spiritual teachers. Be brave and search all situations in life that gets you angry. You will find out there’s specific events or happenings that fires you up time after time. It will continue for ever in patterns and you’re in ever lasting trap. You have all needed in you to start to be your own healer. Negative thinking is not your friend. Your negativity in you is your minds habit you have learned. If you have learned that, you surely can learn positive thinking as well. First find your broken heart. Find the reasons why you’ll get upset. Forget others. It is happening inside you how ever you feel it is the fault of others. Second be honest what you see inside you. Accept yourself as you are. Don’t judge yourself. Third start to think positive thoughts of yourself. Love yourself. The more you sincerely love yourself you begin to shine your natural light. Inside and outside you. You are a precious soul and you will be happy. You will make others happy. You will make angels happy. You will make our Source happy.

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      1. Wonderfully said, Juha. Thank you for your deep insight that can teach all of us. 🙂

        You raised a very good point when you spoke of being “scared”. I do believe that a lot of those who attack anyone, are frightened in some way. Perhaps, I have threatened a safety line that people wish to hold onto? I didn’t look at it quite that way before. I just hope that others will grab onto solid ropes for hope and strength and perhaps, seek out proper, professional help???

        But, you are correct that all of us hold the power to and all that we need to make ourselves happy.

        Thank you, Juha. I needed your message as much as others.

        Blessings, Love and Light…as always!

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    1. Thank you for the lovely compliments. You are proving THE BENEFITS THAT RALPH SMART PROVIDES HIS VIEWERS with your comment. The mere fact that you use one of Smart’s NLP catch phrases as your pseudo name also proved the point that you belong to a cult like following that Smart had set up to hook in followers.
      Thank you again. You have proved my research and piece on him right there.
      Peace, Love, Light, Blessings and may you find your way through on your own, without needing Smart to tell you how to find spirituality since you’ve just proven that HE doesn’t work for you. 😊

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    2. Good Ass Prana, you haven’t read the whole topic. You haven’t courage enough to give one thought of what is Ponderinglife’s main point. She have shaken your black and white world the way it is too easy to notice how angry you are because your mind is a bit too weak to see the full picture.

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  11. 350 pounds could even be too little a price. Now am not here to defend him but rather educate you that everyone’s ultimate goal in life is to find purpose (including yourself). So for all those who seek happiness through their highs and lows in their journey understand how low of value money is. Ralph emphasizes on finding inner peace and so many other topics which are not taught in school but yet far too important. Sending you love and healing from your negative mind.

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    1. Thank you for your comment Arlen. It’s appreciated as it’s well written even if we don’t agree or, shall we say, agree to disagree.

      Let me pose something here.

      You say that 350 British Pounds may even be too little a price and that (perhaps) he’s only trying to find “purpose”.

      That said, let’s suppose that Ralph Smart has found what he considers his “purpose” in creating these videos (whatever effect they have or don’t have on people)? What if he’s making money, hand over fist on these videos? Ok, so that’s what you’re saying he has a right to do, correct?

      Now, let’s take his statement that he’s a “psychologist” and the bulk of his viewers are made up of young people, clinging onto his words of “inner peace”. Now, let’s suppose that several thousand of them (it’s quite conceivable to be thousands given that he says that he’s “helping millions of people every day”) are clinically depressed or bi-polar or some such mental disorder that *could* potentially have them on the verge of ending their lives.

      Now, let’s look at his claim (there’s been no substantiated or documented proof that he is a full fledged psychologist except through his own mouth. If you can find that, please, by all means, send it to me. I’m waiting for it but, even writing to Smart hasn’t produced that proof), that he’s a “psychologist”.

      These young people who need professional help, are figuring that they are listening to a “professional” because he’s made that claim without substantiated proof but, they are listening.

      Now, let’s suppose that a couple of hundred of them (I’m being generous here) decide that the love the tone of his voice, his pleasant smile and how “calming” he seems to be and they scrape together the funds to pay him that 350 British Pounds for a Skype session (nice and easy to do…sitting in your own home, on your computer, nowhere to have to go, getting help).

      What happens Arlen? What kind of a session do these people get? Is it from an authentic “psychologist” who knows how to get that person to proper help? Is it from someone who has read a lot of books and taken courses in psychology? Is it from a “Life Coach, Infinite Being (we all are) or Alchemist (again, we all are)? Where does that advice come from? Worse than that, what does their sessions consist of because there’s NO description of what a session is about or for. Does he tell them how to open their pineal gland? Does he tell them how to operate the Laws of Attraction? How does that help people who may be desperate? Shouldn’t he have a disclaimer somewhere because he’s not acting in replacement of proper and legal psychological help? (I couldn’t find one…have you?)

      Now, let’s suppose that these people can’t find that “inner peace” that you’re talking about Smart emphasizing because they have a true disorder. What then? No disclaimer to seek out proper professional help but, Smart is making his money and paying his bills and he’s pretty happy. That smile on his face tells everyone that he’s found the Holy Grail and he’s going to teach everyone else how to do it too because as you’ve said, it’s NOT taught in regular schools. What then, Arlen? What happens to those people? Is Smart really helping them? Can he really help them? Is he accredited to help them or…is he simply a pretty smile and calming voice who comes out of your computer or phone or tablet via Youtube videos that he produces in bulk?

      I thank you ever so much for your time in writing and commenting with a more or less civil tone versus the rather shoddy commenters I have been getting (another blog entry). However, I don’t need help for my “negativity” but, thank you for offering. I’m certain that you haven’t read another topic I’ve written about in the hundreds of them that I’ve written over the past many years so, I will leave it here. Your judgement of me is incorrect. Read other pieces (NOT on Smart) that I’ve written as well and you’ll get a much better view on the whole of who I am or may be. The same as you’re judging Smart to be a fine chap because you’ve watched his videos. And, by the way, feel good because your comment is the first I’ve read, posted and responded to in months regarding Smart.

      Blessings, Love and Light

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      1. Ponderinglifetoo, It’s a long time gone now when I politely wrote to Ralph Smart without offering any money for him. I think it’s time to update the news. And here we go. Ralph Smart never answered to me. Not a single word.

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    2. Arlen, happy to hear that you have rich parents. 350 pounds is a big money for us who have to struggle and pay our own bills. 350 pounds for a basic psychology everybody already knows is probably ok for rich and young truth seekers but fortunately I’m not a one of them. If you find Ralphs teachings interesting and are just a beginner in a spiritual path, then please pay him more. He will be glad for that. Now listen very carefully. There are no real spiritual teachers on earth who charges a penny. It is that simple. Spiritual helping happens outside of money. Outside of anything to get back for yourself. Spiritual helping is not taking. It is giving. Where’s the money there’s the business. Where’s the business there’s the taking. Where’s the taking there’s no real waking.

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  12. ‘Prophets’ come in different forms. did Jesus feel anger? I see so much negativity in a site that promotes spirituality. if Ralph helps 1 person achieve peace, higher conciousness etc is he not helping all of us? if it is worth it to someone to give him any amount of paper, aka money, that makes them feel at peace, closer to god, themselves, others etc, what is wrong with that? who are we to judge?
    we need to love each other and embrace the differences that make us whole. accepting flaws and good attributes go hand in hand, none us us is perfect.
    any person that is truly trying to help people better themselves in any way gets my support and love
    there is going to be doubters and negative people, i pray they find their way. they need our prayers and love
    my love goes out to all of you, peace

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    1. And, does he turn water into wine, walk on water? Are you comparing Smart to Jesus? It’s your choice to worship him. I’m not stopping you, am I? You don’t have to convince me of anything or even read my pieces as I don’t have a gun to your head. Go worship.
      Have a good day.

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    1. I’m only publishing such trash because it shows who you truly are and your mental capabilities. You gave NO attempt at an explanation or anything of substance. Simply insults. Did you read any of my other hundreds of blog posts that I’ve written over nearly 5 years or only the piece on Smart. Don’t look now but, I can see how well Smart has done for and with you, your spiritual and intelligence levels. That speaks volumes for my piece and why I have the opinion that I do of these types of comments, Smart and people like you. Now, who is the “fool”? Best of wishes with that attitude of yours.

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  13. First of all i appreciate your point of few but…

    So degree is the thing that bothers you most right? Where he got his degree? And because of that you express distrust, i get it.

    Ralph Smart is deep diver, not just positive thinker or calm Psychologist and i truly believe that he actually don´t care if he earns millions of dollars or just thousands(enough to live without anxiety). And i personally don´t feel that Ralph is greedy for monay. He just learned to get known himself first and now respects his own abilities. Just before going on, i don´t follow anyone. I only follow my heart and brain. I just defend Ralph Smart because i had the same points before i even took a look for some of his videos.

    I probably first would ask 3 pretty hard questions from yourself: 1) What is life? – is it really the system we live in with all that negativity. Living the life regular way like most of the people in our planet( system makes us human doings but not human beings)? 2) What is the meaning of life? 3) What is the life purpose? – After you have diving deep to these questions then you maybe get new vision of life, maybe not.

    So you complitly trust system? Whit that i mean, you rather believe the person who has got for example Harvard degree than the person who is suceeded in life(maybe Ralph has Harvard degree though, im not sure :D) but as long as he saying all that actually makes sense i have no complait, all you need is just strong mind and ability to analyse thoughts. Clearly he has read tons of books even if he don´t have an actual degree.

    Very many have got some notable degrees but still not very succesfull in life. There are millionaires out here who haven´t finished school. It really dosen´t matter which way anyone earns as long as they are happy to do what they are doing.

    So saying these thoughts right now, i´m not gonna go more deeper just for now because i don´t know you and you don´t know me. Also hope you understand all my sentences clearly because English is my second language. There might be some grammar mistakes too.

    Looking forward to hearing from you soon about the opinion you got from me 🙂

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    1. Thank you for your comment Joosep. You’ve pretty much asked me to answer “The Meaning of Life”! Has Smart given an answer to that yet?
      I’m glad to hear that you’re getting so much out of his videos. Please, by all means, it’s fine with me. Watch them and keep on watching them.
      Blessings, Love and Light. Have a wonderful day.

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      1. Because this conversation over here I did one move forward for cleaning up the atmosphere. I wish all forget who I am because I’m not so important. Instead I hope all you will focus the good things in life. However I writed straight to Ralph Smart and asked him to answer these simple questions rather me saying what he is or not. I just love his outcome and in the process I sort of understand all the question marks around him. Let’s hope he answers. Please also remember he probably has a mountain of emails per a day for ever so we have to wait maybe for year or two. Maybe he never answers. It will be okay. Who knows. Here is what I writed anyway:
        Dear Ralph Smart,
        I write this while respecting your work for raising the consciousness of human kind. With no any religious or new age beliefs. To be humble, you can reach an ego death in deep meditation as well as using those an other methods you know too that will be kept in secret over here now for a reason. When you reach oneness and unity of consciousness and have been melted into ocean of all what exist and reached an enlightenment as a final destination, in that state you have been an eternity. The infinity while your heart was still beating, your lungs breathing and your brains still running strong. Even in deepest breakthrough the connection with a living body prevents going beyond oneness or infinity like in case of Buddha. There is and will be only one way to dive deeper than Nirvana. You have to get a code blue. A flat line. A clinical death. Without any brain activity contaminating the experience. The one and only. The thing beyond any religious or new age enlightenment. The real deal. Still even in NDE you can’t be assured to go further than break through..
        Yes, I am alive and okay with you but some are not. There’s quite amount of confusion about two questions concerning your amazing work. I’m trying my best to be as correct and polite as I can to form these questions gently for cleaning some waters up a bit. So, keep calm. Anyhow when you’re a famous public person and you state in public you are psychologist, could you please confirm it in public because all of that uncertainty. It would help people to go on if they could trust what you are saying. For example if I went public and was stating I am an ex professional world wide seaman and someone wanted a proof about it I couldn’t find any reason to make it unclear because I am. I’m not a famous public person but as long as I know, you are. So, please, Ralph, go for it. Clean the water.
        An other thing what baffles people out there is your personal pricing while you already have money enough for travelling to the moon and back. People don’t get it. Can’t you work out your 1:1 sessions with some more loving pricing while you already have all the wealth only some will ever reach on planet earth? Dear Ralph, could you open a bit the reasons for the people who loves you?
        I would direct your honest answer straight to the conversation with respect. It would be shown as pure as you answered. In the end let me add something from humble, sincere heart to you dear Ralph and all living beings on earth, under Living Light,
        In the other side, far beyond a dimensions of eternity, far beyond being one in oneness, far beyond the creation itself, far beyond infinite consciousness and waters, far beyond the highest nirvana, far beyond I AM.. THERE IS..
        Thank you very much reading this, Ralph. Sincerely, a humble poor man from this and an other side

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        1. Thank you Juha. I sincerely hope that he writes back to you. It came to him from your heart and wisdom. I would more than happily change my opinion and write about it were he to answer your questions in a response. Blessings 💗

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          1. Ponderinglifetoo, this is for all readers of your corner.
            If he’ll get back to me I will let you know. If he don’t, then everyone have a choice to decide whether it’s evidence of something or not. However in every earthly situation or in whatever case, we should remember that when we focus on one thing, we usually can’t see the larger picture around it. It is only human. Please let me add a funny example from my life. Well, this is embarrassing.. When ever I see a beautiful, attractive woman smiling to me from her heart, I hear a click in my head. Yes, I really hear it. In a second. While I’m a strong man my knees will deceive and I become vulnerable like a baby. I can’t speak or think. I’m just helpless. I’m blown away somewhere in Heaven. I’m gone. I’m dead. After coming back alive the woman stares at me with an odd expression in her face. She gets scared and runs away. Now when it’s obvious that I’m born in yesterday, lunatic and what is one of my weaknesses, let’s ask what really happened in the example? What did I see when she smiled to me? Her birth, childhood, upbringing? Her youth, growing up and becoming an adult? Her dreams or her ethical views? All what I saw was her smile. I didn’t see where she lives and what she do. I didn’t see how she’s doing with her husband or with her close circle. I didn’t see her state of health or diseases, her highs and lows. I didn’t see her work and her goals in life? I didn’t even see her butt ( sorry ladies, I love women and that was a compliment, if you will ). This is the way we are built in physical embodiment. We all are living on planet earth with limited abilities. When we focus on something it becomes our reality. A reality without access to see the whole picture. It happens on purpose. I’m not anything more than you are. I struggle with my own perspectives time after time. I sometimes hate the way how I react to things. It is normal. A part of growing. A part of learning. The world is such a playground it is not expected we should master all. To end my words let me say to all you who are confused for what ever reason, where ever you are: We all have to behave somehow with others but when you are alone with yourself while any sort of frustration overtakes your inner state please try this.. Don’t force your emotions down, let them come and go. Stop fighting against them. The more you continue fighting the more deeper you’ll find yourself in the mud. How ever bad or evil thought fills your mind, just lay down and surrender. When you surrender you don’t become weak. Instead you will open a door of genuine limitless power. While you’re going through the pain it doesn’t hurt anybody. It doesn’t hurt you because you are not the emotion you’re feeling. You don’t become mentally ill. Accepting the experience you will be safe. Believe me. It will clean your mind up. Be free and happy!

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            1. Thank you so very much Juha for not only your comment but, sharing your personal experiences and insights as well as advice. It is appreciated more than you can know or that I can put into words.

              One of the reasons that I started this blog was as a way to express some of my personal opinions (that is all that these are), some of them based upon research, some of them experience, some of them being a mixture of experience and research too.

              You are extremely correct in giving your analogy of seeing a “beautiful woman” but, not seeing what else is part of her. Both myself as well as those who comment horribly (cruelly) on my blog pieces about Ralph Smart have seen neither side of either myself nor Ralph Smart. Readers read what I have written in my personal opinion but, nothing else that I’ve written (much like the smile that you see before you have a reaction towards a woman) and pass judgement. Yet, they also only see the smile that Smart puts out, his calming voice and the words that he has said, without knowing him as well. Unfortunately, they pass judgement on both of us. He is kind, well-meaning and I am simply a nasty person. They feel that they know both Smart and myself, personally. They don’t know either of us. You’ve said it beautifully and I thank you for that.

              Best of wishes, Love and Light, Blessings, Juha. May your day be filled with sunshine, love and laughter.

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              1. For ponderinglifetoo
                No. You’re not a nasty one. I am. The whole concept of being a human being within a limited access to the core of the truth has made me sometimes laughing to myself how stupid I am. You know, I’ve been the most strict preacher of how it goes and how my views are the ultimate truth. When I was a child I found myself teaching my dad’s colleagues how the medicine really works. Well, my dad was a surgeon.. I used to teach him also about the science..uh.. That’s something, isn’t it? Only one example and the endless list goes on. What I’ve learned if any is I know nothing. Still I find myself uncomfortable when somebody disagrees with my own perspectives. I hate it! I’m just a human within others and that’s it. I can only be inside my own skin and experience all that opens up to me. Ten years ago I was that worn out I tried to commit suicide twice. Even after those horrible (and something else too..) situations I sometimes find me still going strong believing I’m the one who knows everything. Everybody in religious or new age communities know the mighty dictum “I Am”. According my near death studies since 1980s there is widely known that we shouldn’t take our life that serious. Yes, it is stated in so many NDEs. What I have found by myself to be releasing I sometimes visualize all the humorless and stiffness in me. I ask myself am I all that? Am I the all knowing bastard in the universe? I so on tell me those miracle words “I Am”. I. AM. Period. I honestly hope your readers try this. The only rule of the game is you must stay serious. The rule is unforgivable strict. You can’t smile. D.O.N.T.S.M.I.L.E. What comes to you ponderinglifetoo, I think you’re doing well. You’re honest for yourself and you have many questions that open your readers to find up things in their own minds. You are the bottle opener, if you will. Always remember the more angry feedback you get the more you have opened. Not from you but the minds of others. They need your compassion. It sometimes can be overwhelming and so impossible to stay calm. Maybe there is moments you get that angry too you get insane but remember, as long you stay in the path of honesty and love you will be safe. Always try to remember the most hateful feeds come because of the pain from the them so they need no more suffering. They already suffer. They need your understanding and love. To end this you will be protected. And so will all of us.

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                1. Thank you so very much yet again, Juha. Words of Wisdom come from you and I am learning from you.

                  You are right that people are already suffering in this world. I guess we all need something to grab onto as a “Life Line” so to speak. For some, Ralph Smart has been that for them and, they cling onto his words as though he’s all-knowing and all-seeing. When I write pieces like I have about him, where I am questioning his true intentions, I agree that I am likely pulling at their strings where they are holding onto a person that they’ve deemed as a “guru”. It makes them angry. I can see that point very well now. Thank you for pointing that out to me.

                  The sad thing is that I’ve written many up-lifting pieces on other topics, including spirituality and even psychological issues (I have had a psychology education as well as metaphysical). They don’t read those pieces. The readers have only read what I’ve written about Ralph Smart. Most of that is because they’ve found it on a search with a search engine on the topic of Ralph Smart and never go beyond reading those pieces in my blog and passing judgement on who I am as a person.

                  Interesting…very interesting that you were dispensing medical/scientific advice to older people at a younger age. 🙂 I don’t get upset if people differ in viewpoint to mine much at all. Part of that is because I know that everyone is coming from a different perspective and there is no “truth” that is truth because it will depend upon vantage points as well as personal positions in Life and experience.

                  I’m smiling at “you’re the bottle opener…” comment. Yes, in this case, I am, I suppose. I dared to question what others are taking blindly at faith. It’s not that I’m right and they are “wrong” as much as it is that it’s my opinion, based upon my research as well as my own experiences in Life as well as within this man’s possible motives. I did open a bottle and for some, they cannot handle that someone else may be questioning someone they have adored. Sadly, rather than simply agreeing that we disagree, they resort to name calling and horrific comments that I couldn’t even publish. As you’ve said, they resort to angry feedback which sadly, was so roughly worded that I wouldn’t allow other readers to read the “raunch” especially, younger readers.

                  I do hope though that people will read other entries of mine which are not related to Ralph Smart. I have opened a bottle on him but, I’ve also got some wonderful content as well. All, of course, my own opinion only.

                  Thank you, Juha. I never cease to learn from your comments. 🙂 Blessings!

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                  1. Ponderinglifetoo, I see you.
                    There is common sense in the world. It is our nature to question things. We have the legality to express how we feel. We have our rights to think. So have you, I and the one who disagrees. I don’t favor you or anybody else. It just seem to be so easy to get hooked up while there is all that enormous amount of demands for spirituality like the whole thing “spirituality” was kind of new fashion, like sort of cool thing among Playstation games. When I listen carefully what those spiritual teachers say, according all my knowing about life and near death experiences, I have to agree they are and are not on the spot. Their messages for us is positive. Yes that’s the way. When ever charging people with their abilities they eat their own heart and it is the very best way to loose those precious gifts what was given them as a blessing from loving God. It is sad direction. Like a slap into face who loves you more you will ever understand. A long long time before YouTube was even born this was the crucial basics point within spirituality among awakened ones. To end now I wish you readers listen a song once more. With your heart. Let it be.

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  14. As a spiritual path walker who is reaching the end of this life time probably quite soon as I’m not very young any more, please let me add my view of some things around. My first an other dimension experiences started over 50 years ago. I’m not going into details cause it would need writing a book. For short I’ve been meditating decades, read relegious and spiritual stuff available since childhood and have had through these years a very painful but also beautiful journey travelling the planet earth quite a bit. From what I have learned there is one thing that is sacred to me based the in the state of spiritual awakening I’m at. It is very simple. If there is someone who ever needs my help in any form I will do my best. I will give myself for it. Asking nothing back. Zero. Nothing. Even though when I’m nowadays very poor man and I have to struggle to pay my bills. Why? Just because it comes from heart, not from my ego. The feeling is pure and light and I know deep inside that is my way to do it. Not expecting a penny back. I’m not relegious, not new age type of person. I’m an ordinary human being. Jesus did not charge anything. I’m not him and I don’t need to be but when I see this and that new age youngster charging for their help I feel sad. The reason is because the greed doesn’t fit into heart of love. It really is that simple. I’ve been told that I should start my own business with healing. No doubt I could rise my bank account. No, I can’t do it that way. My heart would cry. Instead choosing a poor mans way to help when asked or needed with no charging at all gives how ever something back though there wasn’t expected anything. It is love in his/her eyes, love in my heart and love spreading outwards like ripples on the surface of the pond. A miracle happens. In that miracle there is no space such of things like paper called money. I’m not saying it is wrong if somebody charges. I’m saying how I feel to do and what is my own experience of doing so, nothing more. What comes Mr Smart, I can understand he needs living as we all do. Does he need millions? He knows weather yes or not. What comes about his YouTube channel, it is free for everyone. There have been huge amount of his own time and work to produce all those videos. My way suits for me. Someone other choose the way that suits for he or she. As told in hundreds of NDEs all what only counts is love your neighbor. All the very best for everyone and love yourself!
    PS your little corner seems to be rather an deep ocean from we all can learn

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  15. Just to say, I think Ralph Smart is one of the best spiritualists on the Internet. His work and words are a simplified, easy to understand breakdown of historic geniuses like Helena Blavatsky. If you listen to other modern geniuses like Michael Tsarion you will see that he makes very complicated concepts nice and simple to listen to and he has the same high understanding opinions as people such as this.

    This blog, quite simply, it’s an attack. Was it a justified attack? No. If you’re familiar with Blavatsky, Tsarion, Freud, Nietzsche etc you’ll have no doubt Infinite Waters is definitely a place to come and get wise.

    Keep up the incredible work Ralph …

    My only complaint is some of the later videos can come across a little pretentious, sorry. I don’t think Ralph is pretentious but I can understand how some people might think that .

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    1. Thank you for your response, Lee. Much appreciated. You do realize thatBlavatsky, Tsarion, Freud, Nietzsche etc. were not trying to sell you something, right? Though Smart is coming across as though he’s doing this all out of the goodness of his heart in “wanting to help people”, please take a look at his website where people are saying that they cannot afford one of his sessions but, need his help and he says, “let me know when you want to book an appointment”…copied and pasted style. If you think that is code for his wanting to waive his fees, think again. I tried it once. There was NO fee waiving no matter how much I pleaded (simply out of curiosity and to prove a point to myself BEFORE I wrote this piece). And, you were right on target in finding Ralph “pretentious” in his later videos. The reason being is that he has been trying to find a formula whereby he can keep viewers, watching, interested but, not have anything to back up his claims (i.e.: opening up your pineal gland…who can prove that?) Have you watched Teal Swan? Ralph has had her on his videos a few times. I’ve watched her as well. It was great at first but, she went off track with me by contradicting herself in many ways in both the same and different videos.
      By all means, Lee…keep on watching Ralph if that’s what gets you through a day. You have a right to your opinion but, you must also accept the fact that I have a right to mine as well. After all, isn’t that what Smart would want you to do? Peace, Love, Light and Blessings.

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  16. HI, I’ve watched about a week on and off of his videos and agree. I liked him much better in the Beginning! In one he says look at my hair…but I liked it. He just seemed so much more in tune and sincere. Once I saw the slow motion thing, my mind went alert, alert this is some type of cognitive trigger and I do not like it.

    That’s how I saw this link, trying to figure out what he’s doing. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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    1. I very much appreciate your commenting. Yes, there is something up with this man and it’s not in our best interests that he’s doing this. He’s got a great marketing ploy going on and knows how to use it. Blessings, Love and Light and many thanks for your comment.

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  17. I much appreciate many of his free videos. Regardless of any diplomas or not, he’s the model “positive neighbour” I never had, always with a simple comforting thought that stops me from focusing on the meaningless ego-driven conflicts in daily life. Whether he’s made millions on this or not, doesn’t bother me. A private face-to-face therapy with a licenced psychologist hasn’t done that much for me, unfortunately. Honestly, some of your phrases seem (at least to me) quite harsh and judgy, but I understand you’re concerned about his viewers. I understand you may have a different view and it’s ok.

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  18. What Ralph has done with his life, and the success he’s had makes you envious and bitter. That’s pretty clear by what you wrote, and the tone of your prose. I suggest you spend your energy fighting REAL charlatans rather than good people who instill hope and positivity.

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Shawn. What I have written has expressed my point of view (not hatred..as I’ve said, I was a fan of his for a long time as well). I need not explain it any further. You, of course, are free to continue following him. You have a right to your opinion and I have a right to mine.
      Many blessings to you and yours.

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    1. Hi David:

      I am not at all “jealous” as you question. Ralph Smart is a topic that I chose to write about for several reasons.

      Why does my piece bother YOU so much, David?

      Thank you for commenting though. Much appreciated.

      Love and Light, Blessings to you.

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  19. I`m not a subscriber of his channel but began to watch him 2 months ago.
    I`ve been suffering from depression since I`m 16 (now 29).
    I must say a lot of his speech makes sense and you don`t want to hear this but he helped me out of deep shit.
    I would pay this man 100bucks if he asks me…

    The most important advices were:
    1. breath the prana(go into the forest and breath deep) —> it made click in my head
    2. eat veggies/fruit. don`t eat shit. —>succeed after 3 weeks to feel better

    A lot of it just repeats….like how to avoid other peoples energies and so on. All in whole I`m glad I found him. I go on watching him if I feel bad again….don`t put the blame on me.
    Hope you don`t grief too much on that answer. 🙂

    All good to you guys.

    greetings

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    1. I am so happy that he has resonated with you so well and helped you through a really rough time. We all need a boost out of our troubles and if he did that for you…I am so very, very happy to hear that. 🙂

      Like I said, he made sense to me as well at first. I am just happy to hear that you found someone who was able to help you see some light in a dark tunnel. Kudos and all of my very best wishes.
      Blessings!

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  20. Unfortunately another one who preys on the weak and mentally ill for cash, he does have a charming personality and schtik no doubt, but 350 pounds and hour…even a consultation with a private neurologist for example is cheaper. Also if no credentials found as a psychologist, what responsibility he can take for his “consultations”? it is needed to be checked if he makes people sign for a confidential agreement or something like this for his private sessions, if so- you can be sure that he is a scammer 100%. i saw his website- all new age recycled material.
    Also he did several videos with Teal Swan, another narcissistic scammer that tells people in her videos that suicide is like pressing a RESET button (no! it is not!), so i do not know…
    I see that most comments are so “positive” even if not agreeing and mine seems…not so, it is because i am so sick of people like this taking advantage of mentally ill people. lonely and desperate that seek for some comfort and people like that just reinforce their illusions and by that- are preventing people of getting real help, help that can really make them better and deal with the real world.
    D

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    1. I can agree with you on what you’ve said here.

      I cannot find anything to substantiate his claims of being a psychologist anywhere. He very well might be and I am not discounting that. I just can’t find anything that substantiates his claim of being one.

      I also cannot figure out just want it is that he does during one of his Skype sessions that requires such a high fee. Even regular psychologists don’t charge that much.

      If he’s going to charge that type of money, he’d better be giving people The Meaning of Life.

      This man has found a niche and he does it very well. He’s also gotten extremely wealthy from it and admits that he’s a millionaire now because of it.

      That said, a previous commenter, has said that Smart helped him through a rough time in his life via his free videos. I’m sure that we can all get something out of Smart’s free videos but, as you’ve said…eventually, they became extremely repetitive and are remaining so to this day. There’s only so much New Age Recycling that one can do in such frequent videos. He’s going to run out of them sooner or later. It will be interesting to see what he turns to then.

      Thank you for your comment.

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  21. I completely agree with you, you should really spread this (it’ll be useful to the 750.000 subscribers and all the viewers)

    I’ve been watching his videos until I noticed that it was the same speech no matter the topic… I feel like he’s repeating the same thing over and over again…anyway, I stopped watching..don’t need it anymore

    thanks for your article

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  22. I respect your article. Your opinion is very important.
    So in my opinion (but I think you’ll agree) our society is very negative based. “IF you DON’T do this, IF you DON’T buy that, IF your opinion isn’t uniform to the majority” etc.
    Even the vegan movement on youtube, which essentially should be about not harming anybody (I’m a vegan myself) has turned grim & rude. Full of gossip & veganism has become a hateful-trend.
    So to me, people like Smart here, are giving/reminding me of just HOW to even THINK happy thoughts. Because he doesn’t participate in the rudeness. Retells me how it was I used to think. How I used to be positive.

    & even the best of scientists have come out & admitted, that nothing is final. Because we are humans, & our nature is to move forward, & always learn. & for me, just realizing that there is no Truth, to just relax & acknowledge others opinions, oh it’s gold. It helps me destress.

    xoxo

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    1. I am glad that you get something out of Smart’s videos. I did too. It’s all as you say, positive stuff and I lapped it up even in binge watching his videos. No doubt whatsoever.

      I have no issues with his videos or him making money. Everyone is entitled to make money from something or other that they do and do well.

      What I do have issues with is that I’ve yet to find a source that tells me where he did his training as a psychologist or whether his claims are unsubstantiated or falsely stated/self-proclaimed only.

      Secondly, I have an issue with the price that he charges for one of his “sessions” that are sketchy as to their nature at best. The pricing is double and even triple what a regular psychologist would charge for a session so, it’s making me dubious as to what he really is selling the public.

      No doubt, his videos are calming. I cannot deny that as I swallowed them. Where I do take issue now is (as you’ve so rightfully said, in his pushing for Veganism…which I believe should be done not because someone tells you it’s the way to live but, because it’s what you believe should be right for you and your life or for all sorts of other personal reasons….not because someone tells you to do it as a New Age type of lifestyle/belief. There’s nothing wrong with being Vegan and I take no stance on Vegan eating as long as it’s not pushed upon me when I’m not ready or haven’t gotten my own reasons for doing it. Smart seems to push it.

      As for “truth”…I agree. There is none except what one believes is their “truth” and that will vary as we grow and learn as humans and souls. At least, that’s what I’ve been learning as I go along Life’s Path as well.

      Thank you very much for your comment. It’s very much appreciated that you’ve taken the time to not only read my blog entry but, also cared enough to comment.

      Blessings 🙂 XO

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      1. So surprised of your annoyance of Mr. Smart? In watching his videos don’t think it necessary for him to elevate his degree in psychology given that he’s speak on life lessons that are widely available in print and social media, to name two. Secondly, as for the cost to render his service, Mr. Smart has the right to charge what he’d like and his audience has the right to reject or accept his terms. Third, why judge that anyone using his service is pathetically helpless? Last, but definitely not least, Mr. Smart frequent mention that he is a vegan, does not move me to start or stop eating meat or diary, but gives me an insight on how he lives his life. I enjoy Mr. Smart because of his calm nature…much of his information is old hat for me, but listening reminds me there is a healthier path and it’s up to me to seek and reap the benefits…or not.

        Why do you find it necessary to cast negativity and doubt? Perplexing.

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        1. Hi John. Thank you for taking the time to comment. It means that you took the time to read and think about what I’ve written…even if we might not agree on points. It’s much appreciated.

          First of all, let me ask you something. If you go to a dentist, doctor, mechanic or any other profession that requires a license or degree of some sort, would you simply take their word for it or, would you not wish to see that diploma, degree, license etc., posted somewhere?

          Smart is claiming to be a psychologist. His “sessions” are based upon the idea that he is, as he claims, a psychologist. I feel that warrants some sort of reasonable indication of his claim. That might simply be my need to know but, in light of the fact that he’s not claiming to be an author or speaker and coming from that vantage point but, rather a psychologist then, it only seems appropriate that his viewers, clients (for his session especially) have the right to feel that he is what he’s claiming that he is. Please, by all means, if you know of his degree and where he got that PhD, share it with me and I will edit my piece to suit that knowledge.

          Secondly, the cost that Smart charges for his sessions are above and beyond what any normal working Jane/Joe can afford. Even a regular psychologist’s session doesn’t cost that much so, what is it that he’s giving people during those sessions should they pay him that astronomical fee? For that kind of money, it should be something more than a 7 Day Vegan Challenge push and some New Age advice in my mind.

          You mention that you don’t see why I would assume “that anyone using his service is pathetically helpless”. Pathetically helpless are your terms and not mine but, let me put it this way. No one goes for “help” to someone if they are totally or even reasonably happy in their lives, do they? For someone who is having issues in their lives (no matter what they may be) and to pay that kind of money for a session with him, they’d have to be fairly desperate in my mind…or, at the least, extremely wealthy and out for a hoot to fill in time. I cannot see people going for one of Ralph’s sessions to say, “I’m doing well in my life, have a lot of money and am just coming to you because I’m filling in time,” can you? What else can be concluded? Please share if you have other ideas. I’m more than willing to listen and discuss your thoughts on this further.

          As for him not turning you Vegan, good for you. I’m happy to hear that you’re not that swayed by his constant referral/advertising towards the Vegan lifestyle. Kudos to you for that. Unfortunately, many are not quite as strong minded about things as you are. A lot of people are looking for ways out of their pain and can be swayed by Smart’s “commercials” for the Vegan Diet and Lifestyle. They will do everything that they can to feel better. Smart promotes that type of thinking in everything that he says, does and sells it seems. Again though, where are his qualifications? I’ve yet to see proof of them. He’s not even a registered dietician/nutritionist who can lead people into eating the Vegan diet in a healthy way with proper supplementation of essential nutrients that cannot be gotten from plant sources. (Another blog entry were I to want to do one on it…which I don’t at this moment.)

          I’m happy to hear that you find him calming. As I’ve said many times in responses to other commenters and in this piece, I also found him calming…at first and binge watched his videos until it became abundantly clear that not only were they pretty repetitive in nature, frequently done but, also New Age-y. When he left the psychology realm to get into manifesting, that’s when I clued into the idea that Smart had found a recipe that sold his wares and was really not much more. That’s as far as I’m concerned, not that I’m trying to force anyone else to feel as I do about him, his sales or anything else I’m saying in my piece about him.

          All of that said now in response to your points and in explanation, is there any question as to why I find Mr. Smart rather less than on the up and up and not just a fantastic sales person? In my estimation, he’s preying upon people who are in some form of disarray within themselves or their lives or they wouldn’t be following him. That’s even more true for those who pay what I consider as his extortion fees for his sessions. That has me feeling unsettled because not all will be as strong as you appear to be in deciding what you can follow or what not to follow. As you’ve said, this is all “old hat” for you. For others, it’s not. It’s all new and a potential life-line. Take a look at a previous commenter who said he was suicidal. That’s not something that an online, un-substantiated, self-proclaiming “psychologist” should be there for in my world and mind. And, if he is going to keep claiming he is what he says that he is, he needs to provide proof of that in one way or another, not just make a verbal and written claim with nothing to substantiate it. Or, perhaps it’s all coming from simply the “Infinite Being”.

          Just as much as you claim that Smart has his right to do and say what he wants to do and say and you not question his motives or reasons, why would you feel the need to question mine and my ability to say what I think and feel? That is perplexing to me.

          Thank you for your comment. Again, much appreciated and *IF* you are able to find his credentials as being a real psychologist, please share them with me and I will edit my piece.

          Sincerely and with best wishes.
          Love and Light

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    1. Tami thank you for your comment.

      In every one of Ralph Smart’s videos, he does a facial motion where he moves his face to one side, eyes closed and says “mmmmm”. Then, he takes it to the other side and says, “slow motion” and mimics a slow motion version of his “mmmmm” motion on the other side. That is what is meant by that. If you haven’t seen it, perhaps watching one of his videos will show you what I am talking about, especially his earlier versions.

      Thanks again for commenting. Truly appreciated.

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    2. In order to get sponsorship money you have to be giving somebody something that they want, which you don’t. Perhaps if you tried spreading some positivity instead of being the world’s critic you might get more people to subscribe to what you say

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      1. Shawn, once again, thank you for your comment on my piece. However, I am not interested in making money off of people nor, how much readership I get or don’t get. I give my opinion, write my piece from research and it’s purely up to the reader to read or not read.
        Given your apparent dislike for my pieces on Ralph Smart, I have to wonder if you’ve read any of my other pieces or whether your fascination with anything written about Mr. Smart has trapped you into following only those pieces? I’ve written far more than about Mr. Smart. If you find me a “critic” and you’re wanting more of Mr. Smart…please, by all means, go back and watch more of him. If your only aim is to lurk around my blog to criticize me, please realize that you are doing far more critiquing of someone than I have done with Mr. Smart.
        Be well. Love and Light to you and yours.

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  23. Spiritual teachers that are on youtube including many others, Are and only one thing…. They are nothing more than positive thinking coaches, and this serves no purpose to already positve thinking peoples.. i m a spiritualist and a reiki master/teacher. i also practice meditation and i have my belifes, However over the years seeking further knowledge ive come to understand that all theses teachers on youtube as well as teachers of the so called new age religtion, including yoga masters, spiritual teachers ect have nothing to offer in terms of spirituality and spiritual knowledge? When we listen to people like Ralph smart, Teal swan and others’ and peel back the positive coaching or thinking side of it’ we are left with nothing more than speculation of previous old ideas of spirituality that have been known since ancient times? I agree with this article completely about such Teachers, Guru’s, Advisers ect who are simply waiting for vulnerable people who are either uneducated, misinformed, weak minded or simply wanting help as they feel theres no other option left for them? is truly shocking…. so back to the begining again to the topic…
    If people feel they need a thinking coach? then many people will watch Ralph’s videos and get much teachings, but how many people actually click on his website after watching 5-8 videos? simply because theres no need when everything you need to know on positive thinking is in the vidoes themselves… But as a spiritualist, reiki practitioner and master, his information on Enlightenment, Spirituality, Ascension, Aura reading, Chaka opening, 3rd eye activation, ect, ect, ect, ect, ect, ect and other claims… is’ shall i say’….school boy stuff.. as far as spiritual knowledge is concerned.. One would think i was dealing with a spiritual master?. i agree charging £350 for say a hour of spiritual knowledge and teaching is crazy concidering that he is nothing more than a counselling psychologist??
    and if we say’ rather than an hour of spiritual teaching? and instead we want an hour of a positive thinking coaching lesson? i would still say £350 is still to much…
    Futher more i like to point out by charging to much and picking on the weak goes completely against all spiritual teachings…. what i mean to say is.. taking from the weak is an act of negativity. praying on vulnerable people is also a negitive act, pretending to be someone else for self gains and lieing to ones self and others is a negitive act.. thus is only fueling the Ego’ thus these people can not be truly Enlightened or Spiritual or have others interests at heart???

    I would say Ralph is a trained psychologist and is using his knowlage and a technique called… Positive Relation Understanding… In other words’ he uses common words, wording and phrases of today in the situations in a positive way you can relate too, rather than how it is writen in the psychologist text book thats in a manner of boring or confusing to the normal people. and thats why from a positive thinking stand point? makes sense… but from a spiritual stand point, and putting positivity aside? wheres the knowledge???

    We must all remember that true enlightenment, inner healing and inner power does not need to promote or gloat.. and becareful when seeking advise? on all matters?

    Peace, love and light
    x

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    1. Nicely said Ian. I totally agree with the message that you have given in your comment.

      Unfortunately, as you have also said, there are many out in this world who have not done the research, courses etc. and are truly lost and vulnerable. They will seek out a smooth talker such as Smart and may even pay the funds Smart asks for out of desperation. It’s all very sad.

      I have noted the progression Smart has made from his early videos to his later, “new age-y” style where he has learned the catch-phrases that society wants to hear and will sell his sessions.

      From his beginnings, Smart tried numerous other avenues to make money but, didn’t succeed. I’ve yet to find anywhere that shows Smart’s degree as a psychologist. That’s not to say that he isn’t one but, it’s questionable when someone proclaiming to be a psychologist does not reveal where he did his degree and training.

      Thank you for taking the time to point out what you have pointed out so nicely. Points well received. I hope others read your comment.

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    2. Really don’t understand how you’ve made the fantastic leap that Mr. Smart…repeating your words is, “taking from the weak. praying on vulnerable people and pretending to be someone else for self gains and lieing to himself.” Do you believe in the free market enterprise? Do you always buy the cheapest or do you indulge in personal preference? With your philosophy do you think Starbucks is taking advantage of its customers considering their venti (large) latte cost as much as a pound of beans? Or why buy a Mercedes Benz, when you can purchase at least 4 cheaper cars that are new in its place. The Dollar store sells ceramic plates for a dollar are other highend stores taking advantage of its customers? Do you feel bad for them as well? Lastly, spiritually thinking…it’s so refreshing to hear positive notes…and for free.

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      1. Dear John…I’ve already responded to another of your comments on this piece. It’s very obvious that for whatever the reason, you have made quite the emotional investment in not only my piece but, more so in Ralph Smart and his videos and enterprises.

        It’s quite obvious to me and likely others, reading these comments that you’re quite keen to defend Mr. Smart for what might seem like a bit of an obsessive tendency towards him.

        Again, just as you are arguing that he has the right to make money off of people, I am making NOTHING off of my pieces, not even sponsorship monies. Yet, you appear to be taking offence to my words, thoughts and piece about Ralph Smart. My question to you would have to be why my pieces would bother you so greatly but, Smart’s “right” to do what he does and get rich off of doing so, including preying on people who are perhaps, lost in their lives or within themselves is not offensive to you?

        Why? Perhaps, asking yourself that question and giving an answer to me with that, might help me to understand or comprehend your reasoning. Until then, I will withhold giving you a debate on the issues that you’ve raised here. That was not part of my piece and I have already answered your other questions in another response.

        Thank you for your comment. It is much appreciated.

        Again…Love and Light, Blessings and Well Wishes.

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  24. Haven’t you noticed that his youtube videos are completely free? He has TONS of helpful great videos. He’s doing what he loves and there is nothing wrong with making a living. If he is charging a price for sessions, he has every right to earn a living. He’s not forcing anyone to pay what he is asking. You know, he might even be flexible on pricing if you asked. But, if you haven’t asked, then don’t accuse. I’m thankful for his insightful videos. I like him, but I don’t pay him for anything.

    Just appreciate what he does give for free. ❤

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    1. Yes, Positive, I have noticed that his Youtube videos are free. Every video on Youtube is free. I’m sure that you’re not alone in loving his channel and what he has to say. There was a time when I was also very interested in all that he had to say. However, you do realize that he does get money for sponsorship of his videos as well as the promotion of his “sessions”.

      The real issue that I have is that there is NO documentation of him being a psychologist or any credentials that I can find to justify these very, very costly sessions that he promotes with him. A regular psychologist cannot and does not charge this fee. His videos and self-promotion are the only reason that he can even attempt to get that kind of money.

      That said, I will say that yes, of course, everyone who is certified for a profession is open to making money. The amount of money that he charges for these sessions is ludicrous in my mind…even for a professional…which has been unsubstantiated.

      If you are aware of anywhere (other than his own words) as to his PhD as a psychologist please comment again with a link to it. I’d be more than pleased to see it. I’ve looked and been yet to find any.

      With sincerest best wishes.

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      1. Does a shaman have a nice shiny diploma hanging on his wall? Nope. I don’t wait for government approval to learn from those who are wise. You seem to like to keep saying that you were once a follower of his videos and now that you no longer follow is videos you’ve somehow wizened up to his scam and therefore are smarter all of his viewers. The only person you’re insulting is yourself. Spiritual? No, you’re not. You’re a critic.

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        1. Shawn, you do realize that you are spewing out dislike towards my point of view in my pieces, you are also spewing out “hatred” and therefore, displaying a great lack of spirituality, yourself? Perhaps, Mr. Smart hasn’t done his job properly then?
          Best of wishes, love and light.

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