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I ALWAYS LOVED YOU

Love is at the very core of life. No concepts from society. No concepts from our egos. Love is action. And if you feel true love for yourself, for others, for the world, then you become confident, you lose anxiety and drama in your life, you become the lover. A better and kinder lover. A lover of life.

Introducing “I ALWAYS LOVED YOU” now in audiobook. It is a book about becoming a lover in life, in your relationships, in all you go through. It is about becoming an individual, unique, yourself entirely without pretending, and not following or copying how others love in society. It is about learning relaxing your mind and easing you into the very core of the best life: Love.

“I ALWAYS LOVED YOU” is now on audiobook form.

Listen to a sample in the links below 📚🎧💗🎁

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Prophecy of the cursed child (video)

“A hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway.”

Christopher Reeve

We all carry darkness. We all carry burdens, fears, troubled pasts, something which annoys us in some way. But the spirit of the human being is to see past this, to rise above one’s self-pity. The courage is in us, hidden below the layers of self-inflicted suffering and guilt. We only need to try hard and see beyond our sorrows, keep going in spite of the troubles in life, and remind ourselves that nothing is written in destiny. Destiny is something only we can create as we choose our path in life.

I have thought about this for long, and on the character I have created, named BENJAMIN JONES.

This is another book trailer introduction to “The Return of The Gods.” The fantasy/mystery book #2 in the series “BENJAMIN JONES.” Coming soon.

This trailer is about what has been written by Enki, Sumerian God. It’s about the one to rise as a hero, the one to sit by the gods, the one to be loved and venerated by the people; and about the darkness swallowing the land. I hope you enjoy it.

THIS IS “PROPHECY OF THE CURSED CHILD”:

And while you wait for “BENJAMIN JONES – The Return of The Gods” to come out, #1 in the series, “BENJAMIN JONES – The Call of The shaman,” is free to download on my website when you subscribe to my bookish newsletter. Thanks.

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The Return of The Gods

It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright. 

~Stephen King~

A little teaser of my upcoming fantasy/mystery book…

“…He took his time to respond, “Yes.” He then walked to the lip of the abyss and pointed to the misery below. “Ben, can’t you see it?? This is purity. There is nothing hidden here. I don’t hide my nature from you. Humans have war, and greed, and lies, and chaos everywhere. But they hide it behind a smile, don’t they??”

For a while, there was silence. The wails of the wind and the faint voices of sorrow were the only sounds echoing in the gloominess of it all. Ben was brooding over what The Lord of Darkness had said. It was true. All of it. But questions lingered.

“Why did you make me want to kill Jake…??” Ben finally asked. “Why did you send those voices to torture me like that??”

Lord Furvusmortem took a moment, then sighed, and then said, “Ah, but I didn’t make you feel rage and want to kill him. You did it all on your own. You cannot blame me for that, boy. That would be like blaming the water of a lake for following the natural process of vaporization and coming down as rain on you.”

“But the voices. They were not me. He was my friend. I would never kill him,” he protested while lost in thought. “We all have darkness in us. Darkness is a good thing. It keeps us honest, strong, loyal to our true nature. But the human mind gets bored, it seeks to disrupt this harmony; so it creates fear, rage, differences, and the burning desire in us to create conflict with others.” He then took a moment, then followed, “But, in you, the curse makes the voices more powerful, until they dominate your actions completely.”

There was a sudden wind picking up from the east, one which hadn’t been felt before. Then there was a flash of lightning bullying the dormant skies, and this one burned the whole firmament for a moment. Right after that, The Dark Lord stepped into the great chasm and used the wind as ground….”

This has been a little section of my upcoming book. This one is #2 in the series “BENJAMIN JONES.”

This has been “BENJAMIN JONES. The Return of The Gods.” Coming soon…


And, while you wait for my book’s release, here are some good, old promos for your enjoyment:

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The best mind

So, what is mindset…?? What is mind?? Isn’t it everything?? I mean, we think, say, feel, do whatever our minds are. To do anything in this life, first we must create a thought; and in time that thought becomes many thoughts, and so this mental stream becomes our habitual mind. The content of our minds. So, when you feel worship to God is because your mind is full of beliefs and religious things, even if you don’t assist to a religion. And when you become angry and paranoid is because your mind is full of thoughts which you despise. And when you feel arrogant and superior to others is because your mind is full of images of yourself that you have created egoistically. The same with progress in your life. Your mind dictates your progress or lack of it.

The only obstacle is self-imposed. The only obstacles are your beliefs, your attachment to your arrogance and to the ways things should be, the self-pity and jealousy you carry. You are the content of your mind, not more than this. You are not what you feel or you say you are. So, what is your mind’s content..?? Is it beliefs, culture and traditions, self-pity, doubt, arrogance, and endless nonsense about the supernatural?? Become aware of it, because whatever happens in your life, and whatever you experience, is what you attract due to your mind’s content. You become your mind’s content. This is for any of us, because any of us have the responsibility to remain aware of our minds at all times.


And now I want to present you with the latest video promo I made about the main character of this YA fantasy/mystery story I am writing. The BENJAMIN JONES series.

“BENJAMIN JONES. The Call of The Shaman,” #1 in the series, is already out and in Amazon. You can visit my website for more info: https://asarodriguez.com

So this is a little about Ben. As the main character of epic adventures, I thought he deserved a little introduction, since his story will make for several books to come.

And I have just gotten word that “BENJAMIN JONES. The Call of The Shaman,” is approved by Audible in its audiobook form, to be on sale in Audible, Amazon and iTunes in a few days. So maybe my narration of Ben’s story can reach the ears of people too.

His story commences here:

US: https://amazon.com/dp/B08MBFXSR9

UK: https://amazon.co.uk/dp/B08MBFXSR9

And this is the video titled: “WHO IS BENJAMIN JONES..??”…

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Creative Dawn

What is the one thing that differentiates humans from other animals…??

What makes us unique…??

What allows for individuality and introspection??

When I think about these questions I can see how important the answer is.

And what is the answer…??

I choose to create because…


What makes possible everything in our lives…??

-In relationships, two persons planning unity and compromise.

-In envisioning a future outcome, a new possibility.

-In the ideas and insight to create, to innovate.

-In the intelligence to persevere and create a new path in life.

What is it that makes this possible…?? It is ‘imagination’: This wonderful phenomena is what betters our lives. Because this phenomena is what brings you the light of psychological expansion and freedom. Imagination goes hand in hand with great creativity, or it should; because all of us have great imagination, but not many of us great creativity. So, what’s the difference?? Why do some people have great creativity and others do not?? It is all starting with imagination. And like everything in life, imagination must be used, practiced, worked. Here’s a simple, but very direct example. What happens if you stay in bed or sitting and you don’t use your legs for a long time??

What happens is that your leg muscles lose strength, stamina; and so, it becomes truly difficult, and painful, whenever you get up to walk after such a long time. The same is with imagination. For it to be powerful, insightful, to bring intelligence and vision in your day-to-day life, it must be crafted and practiced to become great creativity. You must focus on something truly important and interesting to you, and craft, create, build your creativity. And this is not only reserved for artists, but it is reserved for anyone who seeks a better life, a better career, a better relationship, great lovemaking, great personality development, better mood and attitude, superb ideas and solutions for any stressful or serious problem you get in your life.

Everything becomes better, easier, more enjoyable with great creativity. This is because great creativity means an expansion of mind. Great creativity makes you more intuitive, more in touch with your fun side. Great creativity helps you become more easygoing, relaxed, able to see beyond the flaws and weaknesses of others, even of yourself so you gain more confidence. Imagine yourself laughing at your problems, in your relationship, in your job, in your life in general. This laughing means that your mind is not stressed, anxious, frustrated; therefore, you can now be more relaxed, and find better solutions, and be more flexible to see beyond this problem.

Imagine you let go of focusing on the flaws and things you do not like about your significant other. This means you let go of judging the other person, and now you are more centered in the best qualities of the other person. This also makes you more enjoyable, more attractive in all aspects–being mentally, emotionally, physically. And what about your moods and personality. Great creativity also allows you to access easily a more positive persona and attitude. And now you see life with different eyes, love and happiness are more attainable, and you easily choose how to feel in certain situations which might otherwise stress you and make you upset.


And now…

-We all keep great darkness inside…

-We all battle great darkness daily…

-We all have demons with which we struggle…

-But what really matters in life is what we do with these. It is about how we use and transform that darkness, those demons…

I am an author. And I create my own book trailers as well. Please check out my latest

Here’s the 1st book trailer for “The Return of The Gods.” #2 in the series BENJAMIN JONES. I am about finish writing this one:

And if you enjoyed it, then begin the journey. Get “The Call of The Shaman,” #1 in the series, here:

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The depth of life

What is life without love…??

Life is known through knowing love, not through excuses, opinions and obstacles born in the mind.

This book is about that eternal essence in all of us, which gets distorted in the minds of many.

This is a nonfiction book which unites spirituality with psychology, and psychology with the wisdom of the body. Through years of meditation and inner awakening, I have come up with deep observation into happiness, life, love.

This is not about romance and philosophy. This is about observing society, people, yourself, habits and the way life really is. It talks about more than love, it talks about relationships, moral dilemmas, loneliness and frustrations, the soul and our freedom as individuals…

Enjoy the book trailer. And if you do, get “I ALWAYS LOVED YOU” here:

New book trailer:

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Auras.

The aura is just the different levels of self-transformation, the different levels of energy intensity. What are you doing to transform yourself…??

So, auras. What are they…?? Plain and simple explanation. No average, fantastical explanation. It is just the intensity of the energy inside your atoms. The intensity is the purity of this energy. The intensity or purity glows and goes through all the tissues, it moves outwardly. And, through intuition, people can feel the glow of another as a strong aura through skin and all tissues. So, we all have what we call auras, because we all have energy; and all energy radiates or glows, even at a molecular level. But what about great auras, great intensity of energy…?? Most people do not have this, because this requires ever more awakening, enlightenment.

This requires good nutrition of body and mind. This also requires individuality and great moral character. Great moral character goes hand in hand with the essence of true love, the essence of deep intuition. You must be creative and open-minded. Creativity and open-mindedness liberates the mind from the ego. You must be honest with yourself and with others, no exceptions. You mustn’t wallow in self-pity and doubt either. Without this, the intensity and purity of the energy inside your cells (your aura) decreases and becomes polluted, you attract negative people and experiences, and your mind becomes dull and of small understanding in life.

Have you ever come in contact with people who bullies others, who is greedy and shady in their dealings, and drinks lots of alcohol, and that smokes, and does drugs, and has other really self-damaging addictions…?? They do not attract. They repel. Why?? Because their characters, their self-love, their moral values, their self-transformation has dwindled or disappeared completely. The energy that they are has become polluted. And this can easily be felt, perhaps not understood at first glance; but people tend to notice how repellent or repulsive these persons are. I’m not here to judge. I’m just here to bring awareness, so maybe self-transformation is truly understood. With self-transformation one changes in all aspects in life, and this attracts good things otherwise can never be attracted if pollution remains.


Thanks for reading. Below is the book trailer of my YA fantasy/mystery novel titled “BENJAMIN JONES – The Call of The Shaman.” This one is #1 in the series, where it all begins. Please check it out and see if the story seems interesting to you:

If you liked it, get “The Call of The Shaman here”:


On my next blogpost, I will be sharing the new book trailer I just finished for #2 in the series. This one is titled “BENJAMIN JONES – The Return of The Gods”…

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Childhood.

It is in childhood the programming and energy built into our more mature years.

Think about the adult’s mind. Think about what it contains. And know that it is the beginning of this mind what matters most. The beginning of this mind is childhood.

It is extremely important to influence a nurturing and creative part in the growing mind of a child. No matter what your likes are as a parent. No matter how close you are with your own family now as an adult. You must give this to the child. You must nurture his mind, and when you do this think about the example, the influence, the mental food you are feeding him; because when he is an adult he will choose and understand life according to this food, example, and influence you gave him in his childhood. Give him freedom, knowledge, morality, truth, love:

1- The child must read good books,

2- Maybe play a few video games which expand his imagination,

3- Visit his grandma and other family often,

4- And taught to be close and nurture animals whenever possible.

This was my childhood growing up. I used to read, play video games, take a few drawing classes in my neighborhood, visit my grandma and play with my dog at her house. But I am not putting myself as the example to follow here. I am saying that in childhood is very important to be aware of what we feed the young mind. When you see adults bullying others. When you see politicians and businessmen extremely greedy and immoral. When you see people addicted to sex, to drugs, to alcohol, to immoral thinking and ways of behaving. All this stems from a childhood which lacked good examples and freedom to learn to think for yourself.

As one grows up and leaves childhood things change, life gets tougher; and so, that is why your mind expansion as a kid is extremely important. As a child, the mind is like a sponge; and everything you learn, and everything which influences your mind, is transferred to your subconscious and it becomes your programming as an adult. So, a person who has not developed and nurtured a healthy and creative mind in childhood then, when he/she becomes a grown up the mind is easily influenced by immoral and toxic ideas and habits, and the person’s understanding of him/herself and of life gets affected greatly, and so they suffer more in life–physically and emotionally. Be aware of all this.


And it is that time again, fellas. Time to get creative and expand your minds. Time to be entertained and a little bit more joyful. Choose your book, or books. Visit these incredible book promos. Fantasy, sci-fi, romance, horror, steampunk, etc:


And down below watch the 2nd book trailer for my YA fantasy/mystery “BENJAMIN JONES. The Call of The Shaman.”


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Magic in the pages

Goodreads:  

“If you’re looking for an epic quest with danger, creatures, great magic, come seek the orb with Benjamin Jones.” ~ J. Grant.

I wanted to bring real awakening and fantasy together. My purpose is to entertain and create new worlds, new epic adventures which make us dream and ponder the unknown; but also my purpose is to bring to the light many hidden things in life, help with guidance, and go in deep into a self-realization in each of us.

Please check out the new video for my #1 in the series:  “BENJAMIN JONES.  The Call of The Shaman.” 

Get it on Amazon:

#2 “BENJAMIN JONES – The Return of The Gods” is coming soon.

THANKS FOR READING. SEE YA IN THE PAGES...

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Live with passion.

That which gives you passion, fills you with joy, and makes you a better, more talented human being. Follow that.

Why is it that most people tend to use the excuse of not having time…??

Sometimes excuses are just fears that we keep on feeding while time passes by.

Life runs forward without asking if we are comfortable, or if we need more time, or if we may change choices to have advantage on the outcomes. And putting excuses only hurts our opportunities as we live. One must follow what is true, not what gives us quick satisfaction and sure wins; but the secret is in following your heart, not your head. And how do you do this…?? By doing what’s right for you. By seeking to better yourself, making yourself stronger, more decent, more talented. It is about following something which helps you become more confident, more proud of your strengths and character.

Sometimes one says “I do not have time,” or “I’ll do it next time.” But quite often these are just excuses, perhaps out of fear of failure, maybe out of disinterest, or could be that one is used to laziness. But, truth is, whoever really believes in something, or if you feel truly passionate about something, then you’ll make time. Life is not about excuses. This life is about moving forward, experiencing change, getting better; and you can only progress in this if you commit to something truly important for you. Whatever that is, take it seriously, make plans in your head, and step by step work to build more and more. Little by little. Without excuses. With heart and commitment.

And for this, you must become patient. No one attains anything truly great without patience. Patience is self-discipline. Patience gives you the character and inner strength to wait and work intelligently towards building a better life. Remind yourself that life must give you joy, so the process of building your future must also give you joy and strength to keep going. This means that you must choose something important for you, no matter what others say. Choose whatever fills your heart and mind with passion, such passion must make you a better person. There is fleeting, bursting, not committed passion; and I’m not talking about this, of course. But use your mind, envision the future, think about what your pursuit will get you and what kind of a person you will become.


And if you like YA fantasy/mystery, you can’t miss my novel “BENJAMIN JONES – The Call of The Shaman.” The first in the series BENJAMIN JONES. This is an epic adventure, similar in style to “Percy Jackson” and Harry Potter” and a tad of “The Lord of The rings.”

This is some of what people are saying in their reviews:

“A story of a young 12 years old orphan boy who get guided by Indian Spiritual Guru Adit Acharya. Being Indian, I got attached with the story easily. Story line is very good. Lot of things to learn. Author Asa Rodriguez has written very good life quotes on True Love. The story is very much inspiring. I recommend this book to youngsters as adults.” ~ Ashish Jain.

“I loved the Percy Jackson feel of this quest, full of memorable monsters and an interesting mythology! If you’re looking for an epic quest packed with danger, creatures, magic, and great characters, come seek the orb with Benjamin Jones.” ~ J. Grant.