Hidden in Plain Sight

You Are Free

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Hidden in Plain Sight – You Are Free

The Divine 

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If You Won’t—Someone Else Will

Many extremely valuable truths are hidden in plain sight. But we’ve been conditioned to be blind to them. As soon as our conditioning is removed, we are shocked to discover what has always been there—right in front of our eyes – hidden in plain sight.

If you are not thinking for yourself, someone else is thinking for you. Whoever is thinking for you, is guiding your decisions. And if others are guiding your decisions, they are guiding them to their advantage at your expense. In plain language, you are giving them permission to transfer your money and power to them.

Freedom is utterly impossible if your mind is not free because everything in this physical world starts with a thought. Nothing physical exists which has not first been a thought—that is the Law. Therefore, freedom starts with freedom of thought. If you are not thinking for yourself, your thoughts are not free. If your thoughts are not free, you are not free.

Freedom is the greatest gift you can ever give, or receive.

But freedom can be given only to those who are ready to receive it.

Your Freedom Starts Here and Now

YOU ARE FREE is an absolutely indispensable part of any physical, mental and psychological health program.

If you allow yourself the courage to read it with an open mind, it will change the way you see your reality. Once you are free, you will look back in complete disbelief at how you allowed yourself to be misled, manipulated and robbed.

  • How much money have you lost over the years from falling for lies, scams and cons?
  • How many years have you wasted pursuing false paths that take you away from your goal instead of towards it?
  • How much worry and stress have you suffered as a result of lies passed off as the truth?
  • How much damage have your relationships suffered because of false ‘wisdom’ preached by people who don’t even understand the concepts they are preaching?
  • How much damage has been done to your physical, mental and psychological health as a result of being misled about practically everything about your existence?
  • For how many more years are you prepared to be misled by those whose goal is to exploit you, instead of being led by the one person you know you can trust, namely, yourself? 

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Table of Contents

 444 Pages


Important: Read This First                                                 

Chapter 1 


  • Why Did I Write This Book?

Chapter 2

What’s It All About: Seeking Answers

  • What Are We?
  • What We Are Not; and Some Illogical Philosophies
  • The Time Matrix—Now or Never
  • Reincarnation—a Logical Philosophy?

Chapter 3

What’s It All About: The Bible

  • First Approach—From a Literal Perspective
  • Second Approach—From an Allegorical Perspective
  • Jesus
  • Experts on the Bible
  • Final Conclusion on the Bible

Chapter 4

What’s It All About: A New Philosophy?

  • So, Why Exactly Are We Here?
  • The Purpose of Our Reality
  • The Nature of Our Reality
  • Solving the Puzzle—Seek and Ye Shall Find
  • The Map to the Goal
  • End Game
  • Our Reality and the Law
  • Man Made Rules
  • Sin and Its Place in Our Reality
  • The Devil and His Place in Our Reality
  • The Master Key to Our Reality
  • Why it is Impossible to Displease God
  • A Rose by Any Other Name

Chapter 5

Workings of the Minds:

The Physical, Rational Mind

  • Logic
  • Belief
  • Willpower
  • Focus
  • Habits
  • Emotions
  • Putting It All Together
  • Conclusions About the Rational Mind

Chapter 6

Workings of the Minds:

The Subconscious Mind             

  • Perfect Witness
  • Perfect Recorder
  • Knows without Rational Deduction
  • The Source of Literary and Artistic Creation
  • Non-physical
  • Immortal
  • Some Personal Experiences
  • The Subconscious Mind and Emotions
  • The Subconscious Mind and the Survival Instinct
  • Conclusions about the Subconscious Mind

Chapter 7

Workings of the Minds:

The Meeting of the Minds

  • Rational Mind Interference
  • A Counter to Rational Mind Interference
  • Impossible Is Nothing!
  • The ‘Silent’ Dictator
  • Communication between the Physical and Non-physical Minds
  • Ideal Balance Between the Minds
  • How to achieve the Ideal Balance
  • How to Displace Unwanted Beliefs
  • Think Big
  • Conclusion

Chapter 8

You Live in Your Mind, Not in the World

  • Why Do People Behave the Way They Do?
  • Time for Roll Call—Where are You?
  • Seeing Is Believing?
  • Reality Is in the Eye of the Beholder
  • You Are Responsible for the Way Others Treat You
  • If You Believe You Can’t, You are Right
  • Morality Is in the Eye of the Beholder
  • According to Your Faith Be It unto You
  • Well, So What If I Live in My Mind, and Not in the World?
  • This Chapter in a Nutshell

Chapter 9

The Mechanics of Physical Creation

  • Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?
  • What Is Physical Reality?
  • In the Beginning Was the Word
  • Ye Are Gods
  • Ask and Ye Shall Receive
  • Developing a Mathematical Formula for Creation

Chapter 10


  • Our Ultimate Goal
  • Judging
  • Acceptance
  • Patience
  • To Accept, or Not to Accept—That Is the Question
  • The Power of Acceptance
  • Self-acceptance
  • How Accepting Are You?
  • Infinite Room for Improvement
  • Conclusion
  • This Chapter in a Nutshell

Chapter 11

Acceptance: Forgiveness

  • Forgiving
  • What Is Forgiving?
  • Why Is Forgiveness Important?
  • Some Ideas, Misconceptions and Insights About Forgiveness
  • You Have Always Had the Power
  • Forgive and Forget?
  • Forgiveness Is Not Permanent
  • The Blame Game
  • Karma and the Law of Grace
  • Forgiveness in a Nutshell
  • Doing It—Forgiving

Chapter 12

Gratitude: The Path To Creational Power

  • Gratitude—What’s in the Box?
  • Actions Speak Louder Than Words
  • The Power of Gratitude
  • Some Flawed Philosophies Around Gratitude
  • Let’s Get Real!
  • Conclusion
  • This Chapter in a Nutshell

Chapter 13

Focus: The Path to Gratitude and Acceptance

  • What is Focus?
  • Why is Focus Important?
  • How to Focus = How to Ignore Physical Reality
  • The Power of Focus
  • Fall in Love With Love
  • This Chapter in a Nutshell

Chapter 14

Willpower: The Path to Correct Focus

  • The Buck Stops Here!
  • Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way
  • What Do You Expect?
  • The Incredible Power of Now                      
  • Your Universal Rebuke
  • This Chapter in a Nutshell

Chapter 15


  • Expect Obstacles
  • Be Realistic
  • Avoid Obstacles
  • Lead Us Not into Temptation
  • Tell No Man
  • You May Think You Are Ready
  • Conclusion

Chapter 16

Doing It! Passive Creation      

  • Passive Creation
  • Birds of a Feather
  • For What We Are About to Receive
  • Divide and Conquer
  • Act and Become
  • Doing it—How to Cultivate Gratitude for What You Have
  • Gratitude is Its Own Reward
  • That’s It

Chapter 17

Doing It! Active Creation                                 

  • Passive Creation Versus Active Creation
  • The Missing Ingredient
  • It’s All in the Mind
  • First Step—Acceptance
  • Some Proven Active Creation Techniques
  • You Are Your Responsibility
  • Post Acceptance Creation
  • The Big Picture
  • The Way Forward?



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Some Amazon Reviews of YOU ARE FREE

Top Customer Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars 

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Christopher Hitchens + Richard Dawkins + The Missing Ingredient = John Richard

By Fool Me Once on January 21, 2013


If you enjoy the outspoken brilliance of Christopher Hitchens and the calm intelligence of Richard Dawkins, but yet you feel that something absolutely vital is missing, then this is for you. I love both Hitchens and Dawkins, but listening to them always left me convinced of their arguments, but somehow dissatisfied. I have always had a strong feeling that something was missing in their philosophy.

Now that I have read You Are Free, I understand what that missing ingredient in their philosophy is. What they present is just a part of the whole—a one-sided, all or nothing absoluteness, which is not much different from religion. Because while, as they rightly state, the tenets upon which religions are based, cannot be proven, just so, are there many things about their claims which cannot be proven.

What’s the Real Story?

There are for example, very many `supernatural’ things which occur, which their philosophies cannot explain. Where they simply state that western science is evolving, and will doubtlessly one day be able to demonstrate that these seemingly supernatural events are quite easily and rationally explained. That is all good and well, but how is that not asking us to take western science on faith. And how is that any different from a religious person saying that while he cannot at this moment prove the existence of God (for example), one day God will reveal himself?

That is the feeling of incompleteness I get from Hitchens and Dawkins. The feeling that some vital, key component is missing. And it is that vital, key component that I have found in John Richard’s book. A complete investigation—no taking of sides, and no shying away from the `unknowable’.

Here’s the Deal:

It is said, that there is no smoke without a fire. Therefore, one has to accept that there must be at least something to religion. And as necessity is the mother of invention, it would appear that there is a necessity for religion in some form. Why else would it have been invented and be consistently reinvented? Hitchens and Dawkins either do not concern themselves with these questions or simply brush them aside as misplaced “Darwinian instincts,” “misfiring of neurons,” or whatever.

But I find such answers unconvincing. They might be true, but they don’t feel true. They feel more like convenient excuses to avoid a subject which they are unable to explain. This indicates a dogmatic approach no different to what one finds in religious circles. It indicates also that these highly intelligent men have painted themselves into philosophical corners from which they cannot escape without resorting to the `blasphemy’ of accepting a supernatural world of some sort.

Bottom Line?

John Richard has not allowed his mind to be boxed in by religion, neither by science.

Instead, he has examined all the evidence and presented his conclusions of the whole picture.

Sorry if this sounds more like a review of Hitchens and Dawkins. But this is what immediately struck me when reading John Richard—the missing material that completes the picture.

And, yes, while I can go into detail about the content, I will refrain. Because this is one of those books which are easily spoiled by presenting material out of context.


5.0 out of 5 stars

hidden in plain sight 5-starsVery Good Read

By MaryAnn on May 8, 2013


This is not just another Metaphysical book with words that you need to look up in a dictionary. It is the honest, sometimes humorous story of one man’s search for the meaning of life.

This book is easy to read and the author uses examples from his own life experiences to explain things in such a way that he is easily understood. This book will leave you asking your own questions about the meaning of your life.

I can highly recommend this book to anyone who is searching for answers about life.

5.0 out of 5 stars

hidden in plain sight 5-starsFor anyone who is searching for answers—READ THIS BOOK!

By Greg on October 28, 2013


Wow! I really recommend this book to anyone who is searching for answers about life; our purpose; God; the soul and how to change your life.

Unlike many others, the author outlines in easy to understand language, how he has arrived at his conclusions. Unlike so many other books that try and fail to explain the concepts mentioned above, John Richard uses sound logic and approaches the subject matter in a practical manner. So you don’t have to be an astrophysicist or a yogi master to be able to grasp the various concepts in this book, or to be able to apply them to your life.

What I enjoyed most about this book is the way in which it is written, encourages the reader to think for himself and not to simply accept everything the author has written as the truth. This is another point where so many other books fail abysmally.

This book will also appeal to those who believe that science and spirituality are not mutually exclusive, as the author is totally unbiased in his approach where this is concerned.

The book gives one much to think about and even where some of the concepts might not be totally new, the way in which it is explained to the reader is like a breath of fresh air.

I highly recommend this book.


5.0 out of 5 stars

hidden in plain sight 5-starsMy eyes are open wide! Amazing read!

By Amazon Customer on December 15, 2015


The author very cleverly and very subtly, almost imperceptibly gets the reader to look at everyday things as if he were encountering them for the very first time, instead of for the hundred thousandth time.

Perhaps you have heard someone say, “Imagine you are visiting this planet for the first time”—to try to get the person he is talking to, to ignore his programming, i.e. what he ‘knows’, or thinks he knows, and look at the situation with fresh eyes.

Well, that is how I felt while reading this book. I felt like I was visiting from another planet, where everything looked the same, but in reality, meant something completely different.

A very weird sensation of being awake in a dream, and realizing that it is all a dream.

And then finally waking up—really waking up.

Reading this book has caused major changes in my life.

But surprisingly, I did not have to use willpower to force myself to make these changes. Instead, exactly as the author says, when you change the way you think, your behavior, i.e. your actions—the things you do—change automatically.

Stated in a nutshell; “Change your perception of your reality, and your reality changes to match your new perception.”

I highly recommend you read this book!!!

In fact, I highly recommend that everyone read this book. I further recommend that while you are reading it, and until you have finished reading it to the end, you forget what you ‘know’. And try to be open minded enough to honestly consider what is presented to you. Once you have finished reading, if you so choose, you can go right back to the set of beliefs making up your reality you had before considering the perspectives the author presents. But, if you do this honestly (and why would you even waste your time being dishonest with yourself?), your reality will look and feel completely different than before.

My major criticism of our educational system is that it teaches ‘facts’—but it does not teach the most important thing of all, namely, how to learn. Students are taught what to think, but not how to think. It gives the students a fish, instead of teaching them how to fish.

If ever I have read a book that teaches how to think, it is this one.

 5.0 out of 5 stars

hidden in plain sight 5-starsAre You Free Yet?

By Wessok on June 8, 2016

Well, what can I say about You Are Free?

I can say it is unlike any other book I’ve ever read—but I’m sure many people can say that about many books, so let me say how it is different.

Having read many, many books on the subjects of self improvement, philosophy, etc. I expected You Are Free to be similar to books such as The Secret, A New Earth, Conversations With God, etc. Well, that was my first surprise—it is not in any way similar to these aforementioned books, neither to any other book in these genres.

Unlike these other books,

where the author comes across as a master, or some kind of guru, who speaks down to the readers from a lofty perch of superior wisdom and knowledge, John Richard invites you into his world. You are invited to share his journey of investigation, discovery, enlightenment and awakening with him.

He shares with you the questions that troubled him, the answers he sought to satisfy these questions. The answers that were revealed to him—and the many new questions each answer always triggered. You become so much part of his adventure that at the end of the journey, you realize that you have actually been on your own journey of investigation, discovery, enlightenment and awakening. All in all, a rather strange, almost dreamlike experience.

I defy anyone…

to read this book with an open mind, and not be permanently changed by it. I will never again think the same way I did before reading this mind opening book. I feel as if the scales have fallen from my eyes, and I am seeing the world around me for the first time.

The author strongly advises readers to read the book in sequential order, so as not to ruin the experience. That is exactly what I did, even though it is very much against my nature. I usually skim through a new book, reading a little bit here and a little bit there before I settle down and read from start to finish. I’m glad that I resisted the temptation to do that, although it was not easy for me. I’d see something strange in the table of contents, and think, “That sounds fascinating—I think I’ll just see what it is about”—but, after the author’s warning, I resisted the temptation.

Having read it in its logical order as the author recommends, I realize that I would have ruined the experience if I had succumbed to my curiosity and skimmed and sampled like I normally do. For this very reason, I will not disclose any content, and thereby spoil the experience for those who have not yet read it.

I feel as if I had a life before my awakening, and now have a completely new life after my awakening.