3 Sure Signs that God Thinks You’re An Asshole Mark Manson

When God Speaks, Are You Listening Mark Manson? Here Are Three Very Clear Signs That God Thinks You’re An Asshole

mark manson connection courseDid you know that God is speaking to us all the time? The only question really is whether we are listening. Most of us are not ready yet for direct divine revelation, so God uses what he has available to communicate with us. And that tends to be the people and circumstances around us. Mark Manson has been receiving some interesting messages from God. Do you think Mark Manson is listening?

Now 10 Biggest Lies We Tell Ourselves, before I get into “other people’s issues” lol … I’m first going to do the mea culpa thing here so that everyone understands I’m not preaching from a “holier than thou” pulpit. I want to be clear about just how blind, deaf, and dumb we can be when God is talking to us … by sharing a personal example.

It was February of 2006, and I was scheduled for a minor surgical procedure in Southern California. This meant I needed to drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles after work one Friday night, spend the weekend, and get the procedure on the following Monday. I was supposed to be back to work by Wednesday or maybe Thursday the following week. Back then, I didn’t understand that God is always speaking to me.

I expected this drive would be about five hours and I would arrive to a hotel not too far from L.A. before midnight and then drive the rest of the way in the morning. But you see, God had a message for me. And I wasn’t listening.

The first thing that happened was that I ran into a major detour on Interstate 5. It was the first and ONLY time in my life I have ever come across a highway closed for a hazardous materials spill. The detour was extensive and probably added an extra two hours to the trip. I felt frustrated but I kept going.

Next, and also totally unexpected, was the thickest fog I’ve ever encountered on Interstate 5 and it went on for miles and miles. I had to slow way, way down because it was totally unsafe. I could barely see in front of my own car. This probably added another hour onto the trip. I felt frustrated but I kept going.

Finally was the strangest part of all. I was driving a car I knew well, one that I had driven many times to the mountains of the Lake Tahoe Area. I knew EXACTLY how far I could push that gas tank and not run out of gas. I did not think I was even close to that margin of error. Yet bizarrely I ran out of gas on the Grapevine. I sat on the side of the road and had to wait a long time for the tow truck to show up and take me to the next gas station. I felt frustrated and I got about two hours of sleep that night, but I kept going.

You see, back then I didn’t understand the signs that God was giving me. I didn’t understand that God was trying to warn me about what was going to happen next, and that if I slowed down and listened … I might be able to avoid a very big mishap.

So I didn’t listen, ignored all the signs, and I moved forward with the procedure the following week. A few days later I suffered massive complications of the procedure, was admitted to a hospital for a week, and almost died four different ways (you can read more about my near-death experience here).

Back then I didn’t understand that God is always talking to us. And if we listen, our lives will get a whole lot easier. I wonder if Mark Manson is listening to God.

After my near-death experience, I learned how to listen. I adopted a daily meditation practice, learned EFT tapping and non-violent communication, and began studying A Course in Miracles. Over time, I learned how to interpret gentle messages from God so that I would not again find myself flat on my ass in a hospital bed barely able to breathe, vomiting and drowning in my own fluids.

You see, God whispers at first. And if we listen, He doesn’t have to repeat Himself. When we don’t listen, that’s when we end up with major problems in our lives like chronic pain (which I had) and other major hassles.

I learned that God is actually trying to help me all the time. So as I told my customers in one of my EFT tapping videos (Increase Your Intuition) … a locked gate saved my laptop one time because it seemed like an “obstacle” but reminded me that I had left my computer at a restaurant. Because of the locked gate, I ran back and retrieved the computer before it was gone.

So the question is, are you going to fight God or are you going to allow Him to solve all your problems for you?

Recently when I was in Bali, God started banging me over the head with messages. Rather than continue to ignore the messages, I ditched my plans and then doors started opening left and right. And the message was to go and see Mark Manson. To make sure Mark Manson could not avoid me any longer.

I also pay attention when really “negative” or “annoying” people show up in my life. They always have a message for me. They show me where I am still failing to love myself or other people. Everyone is a messenger. Often they mirror back to me behaviors I have been engaging in that are … unpleasant to say the least.

And here’s where things are going to get a little dicey. Because we are going to use my “hypothetical” ex named Mark Manson who writes a “hypothetical” blog at markmanson.net as an example of someone who is NOT listening to God’s messages.

I have written extensively about what happened with Mark and me five years ago. Mark defrauded me out of sex. For months, he acted as if he was interested in a long-term relationship with me. Yes, we planned an entire life together. He said things like “this feels so right, I’m not going to fight it.” I still have all of our correspondence, and when I said we ought to publish it so the public could decide whether they thought how he treated me was right … he threatened to sue me. Of course he does not want our correspondence revealed because it would show the public exactly what I’ve said for years now: Mark Manson defrauded me out of sex.

And when he “changed his mind” and reneged on all of the things he had told me … I did what most people would do when they have been defrauded. I called him on it and asked him to make it right.

Mark Manson’s response – which felt absolutely horrifying to me after his months and months of building trust and intimacy with me – was that I should just suck it up and move on, I had been “promised nothing.” Mark Manson went from the sweetest man I had ever been involved with to a complete asshole, with no warning and literally overnight. After that, no matter what I did to try to be heard in the matter, his response was avoidance, denial, and some of the harshest emails I have ever received from anyone. All for calling him out on his lies and baloney. I have never felt so betrayed in my entire life as I did by Mark Manson’s fraud. Ever.

But you see … God doesn’t tolerate this sort of thing. And no matter how far Mark Manson runs around the world to try to get away from being accountable in this situation … The simple fact is that God is everywhere. And if you try to block out the feedback, God’s voice gets louder and louder.

So here are three sure signs that God thinks you’re an asshole, Mark Manson:

1. Your ATM card gets caught up in an ATM fraud scheme and $4000 is stolen from you.

Yep, this happened to Mark Manson earlier this year. Notice the common theme of … FRAUD? Right. The key of neutralizing bad karma like the karma Mark got from screwing me over is that you must give empathy. If you say to the person you defrauded “you were promised nothing” when that is a load of horse shit and you know it … well, God doesn’t like that very much. Then if you continue to live in denial and move around the world for the next four years while either ignoring or attacking the person to whom you need to make amends … well, then God makes sure your ATM card goes in the wrong machine. This is your first clue, friend, that God thinks you’re an asshole.

2. You buy a plane ticket for $2000 and they won’t let you on the plane.

Yep, this happened to Mark Manson in August. He spent $2000 on a plane ticket and they wouldn’t let him on the plane. He wants to blame the ticket company or the airline, but they are not the culprits. God is talking to you, Mark Manson. Remember how I wasn’t supposed to go to that medical procedure? Well, you’re not supposed to be living in denial in that monogamous special relationship. God tried to keep you from going on the trip, but you didn’t listen. So He is throwing up roadblocks so you’ll take your head out of your ass. The fraud theme is just another reminder of the issues you haven’t faced with your ex. And until you face the issues with me, I can pretty much guarantee you that God’s Voice is going to get louder and louder and louder.

3. Not only do they not let you get on the plane, they also won’t give you a refund.

Yep, this is the #3 sure sign that God thinks you’re an asshole. Amazing that Mark Manson is steaming mad that these two companies defrauded him and then gave him the runaround for a couple months. Ummm, look in the mirror Mark Manson … what exactly did you do with me for the past FIVE YEARS? You are the king of evasion and excuses. You take no responsibility and are not accountable for your word, and when called out on your bullshit, you become hostile and destructive. You even blacklisted me from an organization that I have every right to be part of … So God says, “ummm … Mark Manson, you are acting like an asshole, when are you going to wake up and smell the coffee?” And you fritter time away for two months or more on a ridiculous dispute that should have been resolved in five minutes at most. Because God says, This guy doesn’t get it. And we’re going to keep giving him shit for breakfast until he does get it.

The question we all have to ask ourselves when a lot of this sort of thing is happening in our lives is – what is the message? exactly how long are we going to wait to connect the dots? Exactly how much longer are we going to have our head in our proverbial ass before we say “hey, I really fucked her over and I better make this right” …


Consider this a public service announcement. I know some will think I got too personal, but see here’s the thing – God is everywhere. And God speaks through me also. What you did, Mark Manson, was not okay. The not-okayness of what you did has now been compounded by nearly five years of denial and abusive behavior. It’s time to face me and yourself and get this resolved. And I bet I won’t have to lift another finger.

Because God is handling this one, and it looks like He is doing a pretty solid job of it.

Erika Awakening

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Erika Awakening is a Harvard Law School graduate and former practicing attorney. She left the rat race to become a location-independent entrepreneur, holistic life coach, blogger, speaker, healer, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT tapping) expert. Erika Awakening is one of the world's foremost experts on eradicating limiting beliefs and lifestyle design on your own terms. Learn more about Erika Awakening

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  1. BTW Erika i don’t think you are getting left behind. I thought at one stage in my life it was seriously the end of the world it felt horrible. But it brings you towards new thing’s and info … I see all this as Forerunning. Just when I thought it was the end the world last year I came across this info and felt like my life was going no know and I was being left behind and I’ll never get to do what all the other Girls and Kids my age get to do. But it also got me thinking how are people going to better fullfill the empty places in their lives. If there are no forerunner who is going to be their to catch people when they fall? No who is far ahead needs to play catch up with anyone but it will make you think for a while your the one getting left behind.
    .Forerunners….http://www.theforerunner.net/Resources/what_is_a_Forerunner.html. https://thekeyofdavid.wordpress.com/what-is-a-forerunner/.
    It makes sense.

    • Thanks. Yes.

    • Since ive been so helpful I need you to Pray I quit smoking soon because once I do i know that’s when I’ll get my miracle. :)

    • Alright

    • how long does it take to work?

      • You following the Bernie Sanders thing? We’ve never seen a candidate like this in my lifetime.

        I realize I’ll probably never get the credit for it … but this endless tapping about the unfairness issues with Mark Manson has no doubt shifted the collective unconscious and made this possible. The issues with Mark blended over and over again with financial unfairness, bureaucratic unfairness, systemic unfairness, government unfairness, and so on and so forth … I tapped and tapped and tapped and tapped.

        Then one day I looked up, and the world had changed. Bernie Sanders wasn’t possible a few years ago. Now he is.

    • Not really…But have seen a few things about him and I do like him. The situation might have been a big help but the world is changing it has been changing and everyone’s been through something horrific.
      He seems to be focusing on subjects that need really need attention at this time. Subject’s that have been well over an issue of inequality since the 60’s even longer that I don’t believe should even be going on in 2016 that’s taking up to much energy and space. No human especially a veteran should be sleeping on the ground or outside like cavemen in the year 2016 to me that should be embarrassing for people as a human species. While they spend billion’s of dollars sending people to the Moon or Mars to start life over and no one can get their shit together on Earth. I just don’t vote because the Delegate’s make the choice anyway If I am correct. I feel like everyone is working together to make for great changes from a higher order/ consciousness perspective to help people get to where they need to go. It’s just go to take a lot of time. There is always hype at the beginning of presidential debates that slowly fade over time.

      • I would encourage you to join the Bernie groups on Facebook and get involved. I was very apathetic until I realized the tapping was working. We have a real candidate for the first time in my lifetime, heck probably in my parents’ lifetime as well … This is not politics, this is a revolution.

    • M-4.I.A.8. And finally, there is “a period of achievement.” 2 It is here that learning is consolidated. 3 Now what was seen as merely shadows before become solid gains, to be counted on in all “emergencies” as well as tranquil times. 4 Indeed, the tranquility is their result; the outcome of honest learning, consistency of thought and full transfer. 5 This is the stage of real peace, for here is Heaven’s state fully reflected. 6 From here, the way to Heaven is open and easy. 7 In fact, it is here. 8 Who would “go” anywhere, if peace of mind is already complete? 9 And who would seek to change tranquility for something more desirable? 10 What could be more desirable than this?

    • I’m not worried nor apathetic about something that’s been in a long time process… I’m getting over my revolution mindset days I was heavy into it a few years ago.It was getting to much and making thing’s complicated. It has a great use for personal transformation and perspective and that’s what i use it for and I still like to read on it. I hope other people will use it for that purpose to not to retaliate. To dive deeper and slice through grief and terror and open themselves up. notice they have nothing to lose by getting in touch with there personal power, That’s a real revolution. That’s a global revolution that needs to happen. Maybe one day we won’t have to Identify ourselves with these man made land brand self concept’s. It’s just old news to me.

  2. So, God is helping you out by causing petty, minor inconveniences to a guy you used to blow?

    How narcissistic are you?

    “…And God speaks through me also. ”

    Oh right, here’s the answer. I don’t know how anybody could possibly be more un-Christian than this.

  3. Someone who gets it says:

    Thank you Erika. Yes, I went from very little healing over many years, to remarkable healing after a supernatural dream about this person. My mind no longer asks why why why hundreds of times a year. It is answered.

    The short story is I visited some other realm where even the buildings glowed with white light. I met this “offender” there, and he had what I can only describe as the eyes of Jesus, was totally healed and peaceful, and had a whole different life that revolved around his deepest giftings, and a different wife. When I woke, I saw my resentments about his “charmed life” in a new light. The six figures he is making in a boring and deceitful insurance position, bikini model wife, and vacations around the world are all things he “took” for himself, and these things replaced the life he was meant to have. I know him well enough to know he would trade the life he has now for the life and perefct harmony I saw, if he was even aware it was possible. I hadn’t been until that point, made me wonder what I was missing too! Gives me goosebumps even to type this.

    It left me with the understanding that all justice is self-executed, because people literally don’t comprehend what they are giving up when they act out of fear or greed or selfishness. We are not going to be punished for it in the end. What we give up in the meantime “punishes” us without even knowing.

    • Yea we’ve all been running from ourselves … No amount of traveling around the world, “hot” girlfriend, popularity, money, or blog traffic can ever fill the void within … Happiness comes only when we stop, become still, and face ourselves … especially the nightmarish feelings and imagined people (figures in our dream) we never wanted to face.

      I think almost nobody, for example, understands how fast they have to run to “get away” from the guilt and self-punishment that comes from eating meat and fish and other animal products. When that guilt and pain is gone by changing our practices, we no longer need to “hide” behind a loud life or loud music or drugs or alcohol or any of our other addictions.

      And when the Self is finally faced, there is no need to run away from anyone else, either. It is finally understood that the only “threat” always came from one place and one place only: within our own deluded minds.


  4. Someone who gets it says:

    Had to troll his site a little. Also noticed a skills review site that lists you both, with a picture of you together. Mismatched couple much? You are sooooo much hotter. You look genuinely happy. What a jerk.

    Secondly. “In 2010 Mark became disenchanted with the the pick up artist tools and mindsets and moved away from it to focus on self-help for men based on authenticity and masculinity.” ha ha HA. That is a good image to hide behind, when you are the exact opposite in action.

    Thirdly. Holy Shit. He looks way too much like the sociopath in my life. Same hair, eyes, jaw, chin, and the smile that curls up – identical. What are the odds. Freaky. Someone I loved more than anything, knew for 4 years, was at his house several times a week where he would cook me dinner and we’d play games and watch TV.

    Until one day he blitz attacked me and I fought him until I was exhausted, begging. He assaulted me and the explanation he offered afterwards was, “The only other person I’ve ever done this to was my sister. You remind me of her, the comfort level between us.”

    Fuck! I have not been successful getting any real acknowledgement either. From anyone. In fact the enablers in his life greatly increased the damage. Said sociopath also moved exactly 20 houses away from my parents (a house he visited dozens of times as my guest over the years). So now my parents are neighbors with him, his wife and his kid. (A daughter, who will probably fall victim to his “comfort level” later in life, unless he addresses his issues). He is SO charismatic, as sociopaths are, that I have the distinct impression that people think I made this up.

    Lessons learned: 1) Sociopaths usually groom trust and love because watching the betrayal register across your face is part of the experience they savor. 2) It tore down so many illusions that I should thank him, as ACIM alludes ;).

    As you said, I hired him and he hired me. We were a lock and key. Even a decade + later I am still gleaning wisdom from the vantage point of this experience and could see my part in it, although their behavior is 100% their choice. I also had an ACIM-type dream about him after asking for healing, that helped me be at peace with a very deep understanding that put to rest the endless “whys” I was always facing. Here’s to hoping both of our once-special friends get brave enough to make amends.

    • Erika Awakening says:

      Hi thanks for the support and I am truly sorry you had an unpleasant experience with this person.

      In retrospect, my experience was just one of many confirmations for me to move away from sex permanently. I see it less about the individual person now and more about the problems with body identification. The end of the ego is the end of the special relationship and seems to be the end of sex as well.

      Perhaps healing will come someday. Take care.

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