Lighten Up Testimonials

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What people are saying about Carol’s Heart-Opening Lighten Up process!


I just had to share this with you before I fix my lunch. I just returned home from my weekly massage. My massage therapist Debra was one of the friends to whom I planned to gift the “Lighten Up” cd. She ended up playing it during my massage session (we got as far as your husband sharing about the rainbow technique when my session ended). I gave it to Debra, as I had given it to Chris, with only them in mind. But Debra, just as Chris, told me that she knew several clients who would benefit from listening to the cd—and that she planned to go to your website and order copies for people. I had the cassette tape sitting in my collection for years before I finally decided to listen to it. When I listened to it several months ago, wonderful energy things began to happen, and I began to notice the positive impact my energy was having on others. I feel fortunate to be a means of getting the message out to more people by sharing what I’ve experienced listening to the program and now by sharing copies with others.
There is hope because “Only Love Prevails.”
SE, Huntsville, Alabama

I began listening to your lighten up tape this morning. I am enjoying it, and my 4 year old daughter even said, ‘Mommy, I am enjoying listening to this.’ I was pleasantly surprised. Then she told me an answer she got from her body about something that had been bothering her physically. :)

I am a Course in Miracles student, and my husband and I recently wrote a book called The Journey That Never Was about how to hear God’s Voice. After we wrote it, the Holy Spirit and I were talking and the Holy Spirit said that even though everyone has this Internal Voice, people did not love themselves enough to choose to hear it. And then suggested that I write a book on loving ourselves. Since that is what I most need to learn, I am really enjoying this process. I will begin your 5 minute a day suggestion and see what happens…

With gratitude and blessings,
CD, Ashland, OR

Dear dear Carol, I’m on day 3848 of doing lighten up. Well over ten years. Greg Tamblyn got your cassette into my hands when he sang at our church. I saw him recently and thanked him once again. I decided I should e-mail you again as well. I’ve counted the days since I began so I could form a new habit. And then I continued counting the days because it made me happy! My morning Lighten Up habit soon blossomed into several other additions which now make up my morning meditation. Lighten Up will always be a part of that ritual, so I’ve now decided to quit marking the days. But I couldn’t quit until I sent you another e-mail. If you never accomplished another thing in your lifetime, what you have done to help me would certainly get you through the pearly gates! I have healed so many things on so many levels. A Course in Miracles has helped my too, as well as my Unity Church. Thank you so much for being one of my sacred contracts. Only Love Prevails is a phrase I see and use every day. With each day that passes, I understand it better and see endless examples of its truth. Thank you for that as well.
Love, JLJ, Powhattan, KS

Hello Carol. This is my six year Lighten Up Anniversary week. This is the sixth anniversary of my second chance in life because of you. I am so grateful for that day in Corte Madera when I attended your workshop. I can not even imagine where my life would be right now if it weren’t for you sharing your story and the process of Lighten Up. I know this for sure, my life would never have been as rich as it is today or as glorious as it has been these past six years. I tell everyone I meet that I crawled into you workshop as a caterpillar and emerged as a butterfly. Thank you again and again.
All my love, LB, Concord, CA

Dear Carol, Working in the spiritual realm as a psychic counselor, I have always had a deep abiding faith in Divine Intervention. Having struggled with a weight problem since I was very young, and throughout my 54 years, losing hundreds of pounds only to gain it back. Plus, my physical body began to feel the brunt of all the weight, especially my knees which no longer had cartilage—standing or walking longer than 5 minutes is extremely painful. Wracked with pain and fever, I cried out to God for help—I was at the point of surrender and though I was going to die. In sharing my dilemma with a friend, she offered to send me your Lighten Up tape. The day it arrived I was running a fever and in so much pain. I listened to it and at its conclusion I cried tears of joy. My prayer had been answered!
Thank you, God, Thank you, Universe, Thank you, Carol.
MM, Providence, RI


Dear Carol, Thought I’d update you on how Lighten Up has changed my life and continues to do so. More than physical changes, although I have lost approximately 15 pounds, are the emotional changes. Having never had a role model to mirror love—it’s always been illusionary. I now find myself much more loving and this is being mirrored back to me. I am falling in love with ME! What a wonderful gift. The mirrors come in many different ways—from Thank you’s, flower, cassette tapes, and so much more. It has also enhanced my spiritual path. Speaking of God’s love is so real to me since I’m now loving the Godd-ess that walks inside me! Again, thanks so much, keep up the wonderful work you’re doing. You are truly a gift.
In the Oneness of All that we are—MM, Providence, RI

I have lived my life with a birth defect. The muscles in my left shoulder are constricted which causes it to curve down toward my chest. Years of physical therapy and other medical treatment have had no effect. After only two weeks of doing the Lighten Up process my shoulder has straightened out. I had always cursed my shoulder-little did I know that all it needed was love!
M.E.E., Ukiah, CA

I was scheduled for surgery in December for removal of fibroid tumors that had been growing for three years. I started Carol’s Lighten Up process in October. When I went in for my pre-op physical, the tumors had disappeared. The doctors were amazed-no one could explain it. I know The Magic of Lighten Up was responsible-that was the only change I had made in my life. I know I will do this process everyday for the rest of my life. Thank you!
M.P., Kenosha, WI

Within one month of doing Carol’s process I lost 20 pounds, lowered my blood pressure from 160 over 108 to 120 over 82 and lowered my cholesterol by 75 points and my triglycerides by 200 points! This process is the missing piece of the puzzle.
P.M., Novato, CA

I have had dandruff for over 10 years-dandruff so bad that I have continually sought medical attention. I decided I would try the process on my scalp in the shower. Within 2 days my dandruff disappeared. It’s now been over two months and there is still no sign of dandruff.
J.S., Oakland, CA

Dearest Carol, A few years ago I was fortunate enough to find a copy of the Lighten Up tape at our Unity Bookstore here in Fort Worth. That tape has literally changed my life. I faithfully went through the process every day for over a year. About six months ago I decided it was stupid and not helping me at all, therefore, I quit. Well, it didn’t take long before I gained weight and my health took a turn for the worse. I couldn’t figure out what happened until I was reviewing my lifestyle and realized I had stopped using the Lighten-Up process. Thankfully, I realized the error of my ways and started again. Today I am at ease with myself. Yes, I still have moments when I long to be thinner, smarter, prettier, richer, kinder, etc. Fortunately those moments are shorter and further apart than ever before. I believe these changes are all related to your development and my application of the Lighten Up process. Thank you for having the courage of your convictions.
DW, Fort Worth, TX

When I first attended the Open Your Heart & Lighten Up workshopI could not walk without the aid of knee braces and I was very depressed. Within 6 weeks of starting the process I was able to walk without the braces, I was losing weight and my depression had lifted. It’s a miracle!
Y.P., Concord, CA

Ever since I started the process people are coming up to me and saying that there is something different about me. That I seem to glow. I am losing weight, but something even more wonderful is happening, I am feeling good about myself for the first time in my life. This process is great!
J.C., Walnut Creek, CA

Carol’s process is going to change the world. It heals on all levels-physical, emotional and mental. What a gift! Thank you.
C.Z., Santa Fe, NM

Carol’s Lighten Up process is truly “high magic”. High magic is determined by how easy the process in relationship to the results. This process is so easy and the results are absolutely incredible.
A.C.L., Pacifica, CA

Your class puts the puzzle together and then provides the missing piece! Since attending your class so many good things have happened. Thank you!
S.M., Sedona, AZ

This Heart Opening process empowered me and raised my self-esteem almost immediately-with the added side effect of weight loss. It has truly changed my life.
B.B., Walnut Creek, CA

Dear Carol, I attended the Unity Women’s Retreat at Flat Rock last weekend where you presented your workshop. I began your Lighten Up process on Monday morning. Tuesday morning after my shower, I was standing in front of the mirror and began by running my fingers through my hair saying, “I love you, hair. You used to be what I considered my best feature—blond and curly. I use color now and the curls are gone but I love you anyway.” I then proceeded with the process using lotion over my entire body and giving thanks and love. I put on my make-up then looked in the mirror and noticed my hair was a mass of curls! Instead of blowing it out and using a curling iron like usual, I let it dry naturally and went to work with a head full of curls! Everyone thought I had gotten a perm. My hair was curly as a child and remained that way until after my marriage 30 years ago! I mourned its loss. I was divorced two years ago and since have been on a spiritual path to find myself. The real me is emerging! I consider this a miracle and expect many more. Thank you for your part in this, Carol.
Love and Light, AL, Indianapolis, IN

The class is magic and the process has changed my life! I have become self-empowered and now actually love myself. Thank you, Carol.
L.O., Concord, CA

Through this Lighten Up process I have developed a true appreciation of my body and have lost two dress sizes since the class.
J.S., Pleasant Hill, CA

This process is an extraordinary discovery. It’s amazing how something so simple can be so profound. It is definitely for everyone!
J.T., Alameda, CA

Opening Your Heart & Lightening Up is a way of living. Even my 9-year-old son is excited about it. I highly recommend the process for everyone.
K.H., Concord, CA

Your process, Carol, has helped me turn back the clock. I look and feel 20 years younger.
H.B., Grass Valley, CA

Carol, this process has given me new found self-esteem. I can now look into the mirror without cringing. I look and feel younger and am beginning to enjoy life. I am walking toward my fears and conquering them. And I have consistently released 5 pounds a month without any effort. I can’t thank you enough! You have affected my life in such a large and wonderful way.
P.M., Concord, CA

I was so inspired by your tape I knew I had to meet you and attend your class. The tape was like eating my favorite ice cream- the class was like a Sundae with all the trimmings. I know this process is going to change my life. Thank you!
M.S., Castro Valley, CA

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your tape gave me a wonderful tool. I now feel good about myself and have more confidence. I have actually learned to love myself and know that is my first step to my greater growth. Carol, you showed me the light!
L.S., San Pablo, CA

I attended your Open Your Heart & Lighten Up workshop in Bloomington and had to write to tell you I have now had the courage to face myself in the mirror. My body is massively scared from multiple surgeries and your class inspired me to love myself just the way I am. I genuinely appreciate your sharing this healing tool. I’m telling your story to everyone I know. Thank you.
P.D., Bloomington, IN

I teach nursery school and have incorporated a modified version of your process into our daily activities. The children sing a song telling each body part how much they love it as they hug that part. We have been doing this for the entire school year and the change in the classroom is remarkable. It used to be common for the children to argue, fight and cry. The classroom has been peaceful and loving all year. The children now go out of their way to help each other and be considerate. These children range in age from 3 to 5. This process needs to be incorporated into our school system and supported by teachers and parents. It will change the world if our children grow up loving themselves.
B.R., Martinez, CA

I was at your Open Your Heart & Lighten Up workshop at Christ Unity in Sacramento. I bought your tape with the hopes of sharing it with my 16 year old daughter. We have not been getting along for the last year and I didn’t know if she would be open to even listening to the tape. To my surprise she not only listened to it, began the process immediately and what thrills me most is that our relationship is blossoming. Thank you for sharing this gift with the world! It truly is a peace-maker!
D.R., Folsom, CA

Michael and I have both benefited greatly from your workshop and tape. Michael has lost 13 pounds and now goes to the gym regularly because he wants to take care of himself. I have been going through the beginning stages of menopause and have had a lot of problems with irregular periods and my face being very broken out. Since doing The Magic of Lighten Up my periods have become regular and my face has totally cleared up! Thanks for your love.
D.M., San Mateo, CA

I’ve been wanting to thank you for your help. I attended your Open Your Heart & Lighten Up workshop at Unity Center in Walnut Creek and came away feeling so positive. You are truly helping the world and I feel you have touched my life in a most important way. Thank you.
D.S., Concord, CA

Open Your Heart & Lighten Up is the most life transforming class I have ever attended.
D.L., Walnut Creek, CA

I am a counselor and I am recommending that all my clients take this class. It’s life changing!
D.R., San Francisco, CA