Presented on November 18, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach Hotel, this exciting presentation reviews basic spiritual principles from a higher level of awareness, providing expanded information for those new to the teachings of Dr. Hawkins as well as for those who have heard him speak many times. Dr. Hawkins tells us why negative things keep occurring in our lives (and what to do about them). He talks about the role of karma; how seemingly "miraculous" events can become commonplace; how life happens spontaneously; the differences between causality and spontaneity; why the world is as it is today; and what we can do individually in relation to world peace. Dr. Hawkins describes the differences between meditation and contemplation, and how we can truly live our life like a prayer. And, for the first time, Dr. Hawkins allocated three hours for questions from the students, all of which brought forth the presentation of more advanced information. This lecture was sponsored by the Minnie Perkins Foundation.