The Silva techniques have made my experiences as a small
business entrepreneur much easier and a lot more enjoyable. I use the alpha level every day to analyze
problems and make decisions, and the more I practice, the more often I make the right decision.
I first took the Silva course in 1974. The following year I got into the Guinness Book of
World Records by flying around the world on commercial airlines in less time than anybody had ever
done before. In 1979 I followed my intuitive guidance and raveled 240 miles to go on a blind date.
My intuitive guidance was correct - we've been happily married for more than twenty years.
In 1987, through the intuitive guidance I got in a dream, I opened a cruise-only travel agency,
specializing in group cruises. This has worked out especially well as I now organize several cruises
every year for Silva groups. We hold classes and special workshops, and everybody loves it. The
instructors who sponsor the cruises get to go for free, we spread the word about Silva, and we help
Silva students learn to use even more of their mental abilities.
The biggest, most important, and most satisfying thing I've done in Silva was to help organize a
class for homeless people in my hometown of Baltimore. After completing the class, these homeless
people had a seventy percent success rate in finding homes or jobs within one week! You can hear all
about the project from JoNell Monaco Lytle, the instructor who taught the class, in the News section
of this website. If you think I'm dedicated to the Silva ideas and techniques, you're right: I've
attended twenty-three of the twenty-five Silva International Annual Conventions in Laredo. I am the
only Silva Newsletter subscriber with a lifetime subscription. I attended Jose Silva's ten-day
Ultimate Seminar the last seven times he taught it. I've organized and sponsored numerous Silva courses
here in Baltimore.
Through the years, I have learned the value of going to my level every day in order to make better
decisions in my business and personal life, and to get the guidance I need to continue to achieve even
more success. I grew up in a family business. We manufacture little plastic capsules that hold
merchandise - small toys, candy, and so forth - in vending machines. They are the kind of machines
where you put a coin in and either a capsule comes out with the item inside, or you have some means of
"fishing" for the capsule of your choice.
We make and ship about a million of those little plastic capsules every week. My brother has been
running that business for the last twenty-five years. I still have a slight involvement in the business
and use my level to help in the decision making that keeps it growing and prosperous, but spend most of
my time with my own small business, and helping spread the word about the Silva UltraMind Systems and
other Silva programs I got into the travel agency business back in the 1970s, and in 1987 opened my
own agency specializing in group cruises aboard those big cruise ships. Every small business person
must find ways to promote his or her business. With a little "Silva" help, I found a great
way to promote my travel business: In 1975 I got into the Guinness Book of World Records by flying
around the world on commercial airlines in less than two days.
It took me just 47 hours 48 minutes and 7 seconds to complete the 25,000 mile trip. I crossed the
equator twice, landed in nine countries, and touch points exactly 180 degrees opposite each other on
the globe: Lima, Peru, and Bangkok, Thailand. I visualized and used mental projection to smooth the
way. Every step went just as I programmed it. It was almost as though people were waiting for me,
like they had been prepared by my mental projection and were ready to help me continue my
Getting through customs was no problem. Neither was making all of the connections from one flight
to the next. I started in Lima, Peru, and flew to Bogota, Colombia, Caracas, Madrid, Rome, Bangkok,
Hong Kong, Tokyo, Los Angles, and back to Lima. After the flight, it was a question of visualizing
getting into the Guinness book. I think that was the most important thing. I called the editor of
the Guinness book in London, from Los Angeles, to ask him whether I should continue on. But before
calling, I entered my level and imagined the telephone conversation. When I actually talked to him,
he told me to continue. The words he used in the conversation were almost exactly what I imagined he
would say when I was at my level, projecting to him mentally. After I was back on the airplane for
the last leg back to Lima, the pilot invited me to come sit in the cockpit. He asked me which direction
I wanted to land in Lima. I told him to land whichever way he thought was fastest and best. So
thanks to visualizing and mental projection, they reproduced my name 6.5 million times. What was the
secret of my programming success? One of the most important elements was the feelings that I
incorporated into my programming. Every time I was at my level programming, I thought about how I
would feel if I were already in the Guinness book. I imagined seeing my name in the book and made it
so real that I could actually feel the pride and sense of accomplishment seeing my name there.
Even though there were some problems to overcome, the project was a big success. One flight was
an hour late because they had to fly an extra 600 miles around Vietnam. They were afraid of being
shot down. I just kept programming and projecting, and it worked. Everything begins in the mind.
As you can see, there are many, many ways that you can use the creative alpha dimension to help
you start and run a small business. Those of us who operate small businesses seldom have the kind of
support that large corporations can afford. That makes it all the more important that we nurture our
"invisible means of support," as Jose Silva calls it. There is plenty of information
available to help you meet every challenge, and you can use your mind to retrieve that information,
no matter where it is. And as long as you are doing what you were sent here to do, you will find it
easy to get help from higher intelligence to keep you moving along at a rapid pace.