Hooray for Hollywood!
...and Prosperity Laws
by Marilyn Jenett
everyone seems to be enamored with celebrities
(admit it, they DO seem bigger than life, don’t they?), I thought you
might like to see examples of how big name stars unwittingly used the
same prosperity principles in my Feel Free to Prosper program —
even when they have hit "bottom." And let’s also see
how FFTP students have used them in the same way –
“wittingly,” of course!
Following are several fascinating editorial accounts about Hollywood
followed by my own (hopefully fascinating) musings and Feel Free to
Prosper "star" student comparisons...
night in 1987, when the 25-year-old Jim
Carrey was a struggling
Canadian comic trying to make his way through the show-biz jungle of
Los Angeles, he drove his old Toyota up to Mulholland Drive in the
Hollywood hills. Sitting there overlooking the City of Angels and
dreaming of the future, Carrey
wrote himself a check for $20 million.
He dated it Thanksgiving 1995 and added the notation, 'for acting
"This story has become famous, of course,
because Carrey's expression of brazen optimism turned out to be
conservative. By the time 1995 actually rolled around, his rambunctious
goofball roles in Ace
Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask and Dumb & Dumber
had yielded worldwide grosses of $550 million, and the newly minted
superstar's asking price was up to $20 million per picture. But by that
time, Carrey no longer had the check anyway —
July 1994, he had slipped it into his father's pocket as Percy Carrey,
who had once housed his family in a Volkswagen camper after losing his
job as an accountant, lay in his coffin."
through depression in the 1980s while struggling to make ends meet as a
comedian…First actor to reach $20 million mark salary (for The
Cable Guy in 1996)."
Jim Carrey: “The power of the subconscious
mind! With the power of the subconscious mind I can learn how to do
The power of the subconscious mind indeed!
Feel Free to Prosper student heard me teach my check writing
technique and talk about Jim Carrey’s experience in my Manifester's
Audio Program. Lawrence had just filed bankruptcy shortly before he
started my program several years ago. While he was applying my lesson
techniques, he also wrote himself a check for $1.6 million. And just
one year later, he officially became a millionaire for the first
time…the Universe brought
him $1.7 million. Oh…did you notice that the Universe
added an extra $100,000!
He Manifested a "Super" Role in a Film…Literally
In November 2004, an entertainment news story caught my attention.
young man in this story was a 'natural' –
he was unknowingly using the
same principles taught in Feel Free to Prosper Lesson Three, "Accept It
Now." As a result, he manifested himself a 'super' role in a movie.
Literally. And in spite of some pretty tremendous odds.
is the news clip about the last Superman
movie and the unknown actor
chosen among thousands of international candidates to play the part.
You will have the 'inside scoop' on how he really got the part –
utilizing, without realizing it, the mental and spiritual laws of
manifestation. This is an extraordinary illustration of "playing the
role" that we desire to become.
I love this account of the use of law and I am sure you will too...
Guy in the Cape Finds He's a Snug Fit
Routh could not have chosen a more perfect Halloween
costume last year.
He showed up at a costume contest at Hollywood's hip Lucky Strike
bowling alley wearing a black suit, a tie and a pair of geeky
thick-rimmed glasses. His starched white shirt was unbuttoned just so,
revealing a blue undershirt emblazoned with the Superman logo. His hair
was perfect, right down to the curl on his forehead. He was so
convincing, he won first place.
"Flash-forward a year. That Clark Kent-Superman getup is no longer just
a Halloween costume.
relatively unknown actor, 25, was thrust into the spotlight Oct. 21
when Warner Bros. announced that Routh would star in its long-awaited
"'He's always had a desire to play Superman,'
says his agent, Mara Santino, who notes that the Halloween costume
contest occurred months
before the movie role was even a possibility.
(pronounced Rowth) was chosen from thousands of candidates interviewed
at casting calls in the USA, Britain, Canada and Australia.
"'All his life people have told him he was very Clark
Kent-Superman-like,' Santino says.'"
was a Feel Free to Prosper student a several years ago and then
returned to join my private mentoring group. In her words:
I was part of Marilyn’s weekly mentoring group. I’d been a
student before but felt I needed a refresher and wanted some guidance
around some issues I was having that I knew were blocking me. I thought
I was putting into practice all the things I’d learned but I was
missing some key components.
studying these laws on and off for several years now, there is always
more to learn and I continually find new ways to improve what I’m
already doing. In the mentoring group, what applied to one person, in
some way, applied to all
of us. I not only learned how to eliminate my blocks in a way I’d
never tried, I learned a new way to visualize that brought dramatic
results. Just last week, an unexpected $33,000 came into my
hands. The home improvements I visualized can now become a
reality and much, much sooner than I ever imagined. I can’t
you how grateful I am to have found what I’d been missing.”
from Marilyn: Actually, Barbara manifested a cool
unexpected $100,000 –
which was NOT earned from her business – and the gift was
her two sisters. So in essence, she manifested for them also –
each received $33,000. All this arrived within days of her falling
asleep at night feeling the reality of her fulfilled results – the home
Jumped Off the Cliff and Grew His Wings on the Way Down…
Worthington is the hot new film star who is best known
for his role as
Jake Sully in the 2009 film Avatar,
and the lead roles in
Salvation and Clash
of the Titans.
Worthington was around thirty years of age [just three years ago], he
sold most of his possessions and ended up with around $2,000 to his
name. He then purchased a car with the money and lived in it for a
period of time. He subsequently got a place to live following his
successful audition and signing to the Avatar film
was unknowingly applying prosperity laws even in the midst of his dire
circumstances. He did not let appearances deter him. He did not give
up. He kept his focus on
the end result. He went about his business
normally and auditioned with faith and expectation and the Universe
One moment financial supply appears to be limited
or even non-existent. And yet if you refuse to let outer appearances
derail you but instead maintain your "center of peace," your solutions
and success will find their way to you. No matter how extreme or
negative your circumstances may become, step out in faith and “assume
the role” of your end result. You will
receive your miracle.
Over Prosperity Laws…
sorta like a mantra. You repeat it to yourself every day. 'Music is my
life, music is my life. The fame is inside of me, I'm going to make a
number one record with number one hits.' And it's not yet, it's a lie. You're
saying a lie over and over and over again, and then, one day the lie is
“All that ever holds somebody back, I think, is fear. For a minute I
had fear. [Then] I went into the [dressing] room and shot my fear in
“I used to walk down the street like I was a --- star... I want people
to walk around delusional about how great they can be –
and then to fight so hard for it every day that the lie becomes the
― Lady Gaga
of my early students was owed quite a bit of money from a former
employer and they had refused to pay for over a year. Any effort she
made to collect failed. She met me and began prosperity work and
shortly after her second lesson, she was able to get a mediation date
in court. She went to court and the insurance company for the employer
adamantly refused to pay, although she carefully kept her cool and
focused her attention on prosperity thoughts as the attorneys and judge
interacted. The judge finally said he would take the ruling under
submission until the following week, but by all appearances the
employer's representatives were not budging.
She had to wait this out until the following week and insecurities
started to set it. Her core belief was that she was meant to struggle,
that "winning" this would be too good to be true. She said she kept
hearing the inner voice telling her this.
Although I endorse using only positive words in our study and don't
even like to use the word "lie", I found myself spontaneously telling
her that what she was hearing was that old subconscious "tape" playing
over and over and that she must recognize it for what it was - IT WAS
THE LIE! The truth was that she was a child of the Universe and
entitled to all of the supply and abundance that she could have if she
could keep her mind open to receive.
That did it for her. Whenever those thoughts would come, she would
remind herself that that was the lie and she would again become
In her own words...
negative thoughts would trickle in, I would just tell myself that they
are a "lie" because they are! That was customized by Marilyn for me and
was of enormous help. Several days later, I found out that everything
was settled and I got a big chunk-o'money!! Now with that chapter
behind me, I can clearly focus on my career goals in terms of financial
success. I can't wait for the next lessons to unfold!"
Where There's a Will, There's a Way...
"Make a choice of what you want, who you want to be and how you’re going to do it. The universe will get out of your way."
is not this wonderful, esoteric, illusive, God-like feature that only
the special among us will ever taste. It’s something that truly exists
in all of us. It’s very simple."
this delusional quality that all successful people have to have. You
have to believe that something different than has happened for the last
50 million years of history. You have to believe something different
a redemptive power that making a choice has. Just decide. And from that
point, the universe is gonna get out of your way."
"If we dream something, if we picture something, that is a physical thrust in the universe.”
“Being realistic is the most common road to mediocrity."
takes such a desperate, obsessive focus. You’ve really gotta focus with
all of your fiber, and all of your heart and all of your creativity."
Will says it all.
Coming to 'Terms' with Success...
“ When I was very young, I visualized myself being and having
what it was that I wanted. The mind is really so incredible. Before I
won my first Mr. Universe, I walked around the tournament like I owned
it. The title was already mine. I had won it so many times in my mind
that there was no doubt I would win it. Then, when I moved on to the
movies, the same thing. I visualized myself being a successful actor
and earning big money. I could feel and taste success. I just knew it
On his 50th birthday, Arnold was a guest on the Tonight Show. Jay
Leno asked him how it felt to turn 50. Without hesitation, Arnold
replied, "Jay, I feel great. And I'm really looking forward to the
second third of my life."
course our former 'Governator' didn't stop there...He used the same
techniques to become a politician...and be elected to a second term.
Jackson’s early desire to be an actress had to be hidden;
Southern girls did not pursue such professions. If her family had known
she would end up as an "angel," they might not have protested the
choice. Since Kate was a little girl she knew she wanted to be an
When she was still a child she used
to practice signing autographs to her friends.
"She also starred in Mark Robson's feature film Limbo
and received excellent reviews."
was living in Miami in 1972 where Limbo
was filmed and had a couple of
brief appearances in the film. I recall watching Kate Jackson on the
her nose was always buried in a book between “takes” —
remember saying to others, "She's going to be a big star." Certainly
Angels made her a star.
I had my own interesting manifestation related to the film...
was one of Hollywood's first
big-studio films to concentrate on how
Vietnam affected the families of the combatants. The lead characters
were three service wives living at a Florida Air Force Base. Their
husbands were called to active duty and all were either captured or
MIA. It was Kate Jackson's first major role.
I was in my 20s
when the film was shot, had moved to New York when the film was
released and saw it with my boyfriend on the big screen. But I never
thought about the film after that or tried to get a copy. The film,
however, did qualify me to become a member of SAG (Screen Actors
Guild). It’s a lifetime membership but I never had the passion to
pursue an acting career.
About a year ago I decided to search
for the film to view and keep as a memoir. I had never seen it aired
decades and discovered that the film was never made available
commercially. A company in Los Angeles that researches all videos and
collectibles informed me that a video did not exist. There were two
completely different films with the same title that were released in
1999 and 2008, but they have nothing to do with the movie I was
I even called Kate Jackson's agent to try to find
it. I thought there must be an archive somewhere. But my search brought
nothing. So I gave up the search and forgot about the film again. I
released it from my mind entirely.
in December, I was checking
out the “On Demand” movies on cable TV. I was suddenly drawn to a
category that I rarely paid attention to – movies that were past hits
that were $1.95 or
I thought…let’s see what’s over there and what you can get for less
than two bucks. I scrolled down the short list and there were big hit
films of the distant past – Beaches, Day of the Jackal, Earthquake, Mary Queen of Scots
a minute, what's that film just before Mary Queen of Scots?
guessed it. Limbo
was listed. I figured, well, I’m sure it’s one of
those more recent films that had the same title. But when I clicked to
see the description, it was the 1972 movie I had been searching for!
(And it was never considered a big hit but appeared in that catagory
Now, I have to ask myself, what are the
chances that a film that has never been released to the public since
1972, never made into video or DVD
suddenly appear in a line up
with hit movies on my local cable company lineup? And a selection that
was rather small? If the film was never converted to video,
where did the cable company get it? From a studio archive? And why did
they choose THAT particular film with the vast number of films
Coincidence? Interesting timing? Or was it the laws
of manifestation at work and what I call synchronicity? What is most
interesting here is that I teach a very important part of the
manifestation process – the necessity to "release" and let go of the
end result that we want to manifest. For in that process of "letting go
and letting God"
forces come into play that bring our
requests to fruition, even against great odds. We do our part by
planting the seeds of our desire, but then we must let the Universe
take over and do
I believe that when I released my request
entirely, that is exactly what happened. The Universe made sure that my
request would be fulfilled.
find that so exciting...much more
exciting than my part in the movie! It's the process of
manifestation that is so thrilling to me. A professional digital
company in Los Angeles downloaded the film for me from the cable
broadcast and created a DVD for me for $14. Shortly after that, the
movie disappeared from the cable line up.
And to this day, that
film is still not available anywhere through any service – Netflix only
has the other two films with that same title. The only item
available for the film is the movie poster, which is
sold on a couple of movie collectibles sites. Limbo
Anyway, that's the best personal Hollywood tale I can offer at this
time but I still think it's a great lesson in manifesting.
very talented Dianne Reum, my former student who became the Feel Free
"resident" cartoonist (www.feelfreetoprosper.com/humor.htm) –
the following message some time ago. She felt it was especially
significant because in my Feel Free to Prosper lessons I teach my
students to handwrite their affirmations...
"In the late
nineties, in a book pointing cartoonists to markets for their
creations, I recall reading an article written by Scott Adams, of
"Dilbert" fame. In this marketing book, Scott Adams said that before he
got syndicated, he used
to write 50 times a day he was going to become
a syndicated cartoonist! In retrospect, I realize Scott Adams
understood the power of channeling his thoughts to what he'd wanted!"
wonder if Adams was quoted accurately when he stated he "was going to
become a syndicated cartoonist" or if he stated "I am a syndicated
cartoonist". Either way, he was certainly tuned into the laws of mind
and set the stage for his career.
early Feel Free to Prosper student in Indonesia,
quickly learned the power of applying the right
affirmation. Shortly after he
began the program, he wrote…
income: US $4,300 + $169 within two weeks of practice with only the
and the follow-up lesson. The follow-up affirmation works miraculously
“…I can say
now that – I cannot avoid wealth anymore, Isn’t that great? Your lesson
powerful, Marilyn, thank you for your wonderful lessons on the laws of
months later he sent this message:
don't know how I turned out to do so well in real estate/property
business as I
never thought of doing this line of business or even showed interest in
This is my biggest unexpected result from your Lesson One. I've made US
$391,000 from only US $450 dollars when I started your Lesson One and
debts of US $3,500. It’s only three and half months for me to get this
wonderful amount from the day I started with your lesson.
months time and I have multiple streams of income, which are 90%
his complete results in the "Testimonials" section of the Feel Free to
you think that celebrities always have an easy journey to the
top and don't have to strive against tremendous odds? What is it that
drives those relatively few to such great success?
My opinion? I
think a very large part of it is this: No matter what they are faced
with, no matter how great the odds are against them, no matter what
barriers are presented – they
consciously or unconsciously use the prosperity laws to...
their eye on the donut and not
on the hole!
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Jenett, an accomplished business owner in the corporate arena, founded
the Feel Free to Prosper program to mentor and teach others to become
aligned with Universal laws and accept their right to prosper. For more
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