This is a story about love in its highest and purest form. It’s a story you may find – unbelievable. This is Lester Levenson’s story. I love this story.
Lester Levenson, (1909-1994) was a physicist and businessman from New Jersey. In 1952, at the age of 42, Lester suffered a severe coronary attack. The doctor sent him home from the hospital as there was nothing more they could do for him. The doctor’s advice to Lester was to buy loafers because the bending over to tie his shoes would put too much stress on his heart.
Lester asked the doctor how much time he had left to live. The doctor didn’t know, stating that he could live another year to two or he could be gone tomorrow.
Lester went home to his New York City penthouse and prepared to die. He thought about swallowing all the tablets he’d been prescribed, but he decided to wait.
He wondered what life was about and what he was doing here on this planet. He thought about his life and how it seemed he had to fight for fleeting moments of happiness. Before his massive coronary, Lester had other health problems to contend with and he wondered how life could be so cruel as to make him go through all of that to end up with a dying body and nothing much else, at least nothing that really mattered.
Lester decided not to give up; he wondered if he could use his mind to find an answer to overcome his current situation. He contemplated the question, what is life and wondered what he’d been looking for all his life. More questions surfaced about the nature of existence and Lester sought the answers in the books on his shelf. He had books on; Freud, Watson, Jung, Adler, books on medicine, physics, engineering, “he had books on everything”.
He realized the answers he searched for could not be found in books. Lester realized his problems were in his body, mind and emotions. Therefore, he reasoned, so must be the answers; within himself.
For the next month, Lester pondered the question, “What is happiness?” He thought about all his past relationships and incidents where he was happy. It occurred to Lester that he was happy when he was feeling loving. Lester surmised, “Happiness is when I am loving!”
Next, Lester looked at all the unhappy times and noticed that in these times he felt a lack of love and expected others to make him feel happy or loved. Then he noticed situations where he felt hate toward another and wondered if he could change the feeling to love instead, not for the benefit of the other, but for his own benefit.
Lester practiced replacing the hate feeling with love and found that the burning sensation in his chest disappeared. Other scenarios came to mind and Lester worked at dissolving all negativity in each case. Sometime it took him hours working with one scenario at a time, while other times it took only a few minutes to dissolve or release the resentments and hurt feelings.
He worked through his entire life bit by bit and as he did he became stronger and stronger, happier and happier. In three months, Lester released so much of his negativity that he experienced a blissful, state of joy that made him feel light and everything became extremely beautiful.
Lester wondered what was beyond this joyous state. He found it was peace. Lester slipped into a feeling of undisturbed stillness and quietness. He’d found the essence of every living thing – Beingness. “Everything was It; every person was It.”
Amazing Natural Abilities
While in this state of Beingness, Lester thought of a friend he knew in California and wondered what he was doing at that moment. Immediately, Lester was there in his friend’s living room. “He could see the room, the people in it, his friend sitting there talking to them.” Lester phoned his friend to check-out his observations. His friend gasped and asked Lester how he could possibly know all of these details. Lester could feel his friend’s panic as if he were right inside his friend’s body. Lester realized his Oneness with everyone and everything “because his essence was the essence of all.”
Of course, Lester had to find a way to put his friend at ease again, so he told his friend he made it all up and it must have been a coincidence that what he made up was actually true. Then he chatted with his friend for a few more minutes asking him to visit the next time he came to New York.
With three months of intensive work, Lester released all negative thoughts and emotions and healed his mind and body. Lester began telling others of his experienced enlightened state and soon began speaking before crowds of many. For the next 43 years, Lester taught others to release and dissolve their negative thoughts and feelings so that they too could experience an enlightened state.
Here is the first part of a talk that Lester gave in 1964 on happiness. The taped recording has an introduction from the person who posted the talk on YouTube, but you will hear Lester himself speaking after that. For those who want to learn more, there are 4 parts to this one talk.
Some of Lester’s students went on to teach his message after Lester passed. The students (now teachers) I’ve come across in my travels are: Stephen Seretan, The KISS Releasing System; Larry Crane, The Release Technique; Hale Dwoskin, The Sedona Method.
Lester Levenson’s story is much greater than what I’ve written in this blog post. There are many more amazing abilities and moments that are shared in greater detail in some of his books such as; No Attachments, No Aversions: The Autobiography of a Master and The Ultimate Truth (About Love & Happiness): A Handbook to Life (Use the back arrow to return to Miracle Mama)
I love Lester’s story because his personal experience demonstrates how to rise above limitations through letting go of all negative thoughts and emotions, cultivating feelings of love, happiness and peace to realize that our true essence is in the One Beingness, not the separate individuals as we appear.
Source: Lester Levenson’s story – 20 page pdf download called “Read a Letter from Lester Levenson”
To further support Lester’s experience please read, The Miracle of Anita Moorjani.
Experience true peace and happiness the Lester Levenson Way! A book review of Lester and Me, written by a student of Lester’s, Stephen Seretan.
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