Welcome to the realm of High Acceptance
I am the author of High Acceptance, Your Power to Be Free
My name is Jay Powell. Many of the people I have counseled and worked with
as a minister through the years call me "Dr. Jay." I would like to
share a little bit about myself and how I came into the understanding of the
dynamics of High Acceptance.
My memories extend back to being in my mother's womb, and I also remember
my birth. I was able to verify details of these experiences with my mother
before she passed away. I seem to have been born with a deep interest in
questions of life and its meaning.
At two years of age I lived with my family
in the Pico Gardens projects on the east side of the city of Los Angeles. The
year was 1944. I recall sitting at the foot of my bed watching sunbeams
crisscross my room. I was captivated by the movement of dust particles
floating in the glow of the sunbeams. Somehow, this scene compelled me to
As I watched the dust particles drift in the light, I asked
myself, "Who am I really? Where did I come from? Is this all there
is?" At the time, I felt completely alone in my search.
discovered that questions such as these fill the minds of many individuals who
search sincerely for meaning in and behind life.
a child, I was small in stature, yet I often found myself defending others. My
father was a gentle man, who regularly admonished me not to be a physical
fighter. I did my best to obey him.
My resolution not to fight would last
until I saw someone taking advantage of a smaller, weaker person. Then I would
jump into the fracas with the fury of a wild man, though I would not raise my
fists to defend myself.
To some people, I seemed to be a coward. I wondered
many times why it was that someone larger and apparently stronger saw fit to
misuse and mistreat a smaller, weaker person.
Could it be that the soul of the
weaker person attracted such an experience to himself in order to learn
lessons regarding the true nature of strength, to deepen his understanding of
the beauty of his true self?
My stepbrother was a scrapper, and it was his custom to choose larger,
stronger adversaries. I decided that someone with as much self-confidence in
himself as he demonstrated warranted close observation. I sensed he would
always find a way to win.
Again, I questioned. What was this confidence? Where
did get it? Was he born with it? Was he taught how to be confident? I had a
strong desire to know, because I had a strong desire to become that confident
My brother seemed to have an abiding sense of who he was and he was
driven to test what he knew about himself.
I lived with great admiration for those who had such self-assurance. I
wanted to know myself, and I recognized that the only way to do so was to test
myself in similar adverse conditions.
Thus, I became a fighter, and I
discovered a secret: If I accepted that I could and would survive the ordeal,
I'd be less afraid of failing. I also discovered that I would gain
understanding in the aftermath. This was of significant benefit later in life,
in different circumstances and conditions, for I found it applied to many
arenas, not just the physical.
This was the beginning of my understanding of High Acceptance. When I found
myself in an uncomfortable situation, I would project pictures in my mind of
the situation ending, and of myself emerging victorious, while outgrowing the
Things began to work out as I had imagined! I found that IT ALL
BEGINS IN THE MIND. I began to discern between low and high acceptance.
Positive self-talk and imagination became powerful allies! At that time, I did
not know anything about a Higher Power or a Supreme Being, but I intuited that
there was something powerful behind my experiences. I did not know what it
was, and that piqued my curiosity.
I was subjected to physical, mental, and emotional abuse as I was passed
around to various family members during my early development.
envisioning myself in different places, and I imagined escaping those who
abused me; eventually I escaped and I went to those places I had envisioned.
Because I pretty much raised myself, I learned early that we pay for our
actions. I flunked the second grade because I played hooky for a whole
semester. One setback was all I needed to teach me that lesson. I have no
taste for the payback.
In junior high and high school, I forged letters to transfer myself to
different schools without my father or mother getting wind of it. I needed to
go out and meet the world, shake hands with it face-to-face, and get to know
it. I was an experiential explorer into mental, emotional, and spiritual
planes. To this day I welcome change and unexpected challenges.
When I was 14, I got involved in some criminal activities, and it was this
that led me to an understanding of God, the Creator, the All-Loving,
Intelligent Life of the Universe.
I was in a high-speed car chase from the
police when I had a close encounter with a cement wall. I seemed removed from
time and space, and as the car met the wall, I watched the windshield crack
into tiny pieces slowly from left to right.
My next awareness was of waking up
about a block and a half away, face down on the street, without a scratch or a
single broken bone.
I realized it was an impossible occurrence, unless there
was some unseen power, which I now call God, working on my behalf, and for
some purpose. It was then I began to develop a relationship with the Divine,
and to accept that there is a purpose for my existence.
Through the following years, I continued to expand my relationship with
God, and to explore the enormous power for good that He wields on our behalf.
After years of intense study and application I received a Doctoral Degree from
The University of Metaphysics in Los Angeles, California.
I set about to prove
certain principles and powers given to us by the Creator, and it is these that
I share in the Acceptance book. I am about spirituality, not religion. I am
about the power of the individual to have a direct relationship with God.
My friend, if you are still reading, I believe you have begun a new chapter
in the book of your life.
You are rewriting your story in a way that is sure
to bring you more freedom, more joy, more love and inner peace. You are on
your way to having a clear sense of your purpose and your place in the world.
You are ready to know your true Self and to live its fullest expression, your
Whether you attend a church or not, whether you have made big mistakes or
not, whether you pray correctly, whether you are the best you can be, whether
you have said the wrong things at the wrong time, whether you think you are
worthy or not, you have been granted the opportunity for a new beginning.
are you going to do with it?
If we, here at High Acceptance, can be of benefit or assistance in
your future, please contact us. In the name and the nature of The Maker, The
Source, The Most High, we bid you adieu, until next time….
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