Abducted but not by Aliens

Posted by Trevor on 14 January 2017 | 39 Comments

Greetings everyone,

Recently, I have received several dozen requests for a new podcast or article and lots of questions about why I suddenly went into “radio silence” mode many months ago. Thanks to all of you who have contacted me.

Firstly, after three years (no coincidence in the number) supporting TSS with articles, guest blogs, podcasts, radio interviews and even TV shows, I felt all that could be said had been said. I never thought I would get fed up hearing my own voice, but now I know how my wife feels.

Secondly, with TSS I receive a small royalty around 10-15% which goes straight to the labs at Neovia Oncology. There it is put to work by a group of people I consider “salt of the earth,” who use the funds to create a huge difference in the world without any recompense of any form. TSS has had a big impact in the lives of many, but the cashflow generated is relatively small (so far) compared to the effort and energy invested. After three years, I felt my energy being poorly balanced between projects, and I made the decision to invest myself fully into helping to develop a new class of side-effect free cancer drugs. Keep in mind that I am a man, and therefore only capable of doing one thing well at a time! I had to choose.

Thirdly, as TSS spread it naturally attracted a mixture of positive and negative feedback. I care nought what critics say, but when I made myself available and transparent via email, it brought a minority of negative people into my world. This is exactly what I talk about in TSS. At some point one is left with a simple choice. The mentality shield (always on in my world) helps tremendously, but at some point one has to create real separation from the negative. Ignoring it is not usually enough, and sometimes we have to let go of people we thought would have been part of the fun and growth. Thankfully we have email blockers these days, but I felt a complete break also necessary.

The reason for breaking the silence? Many of you have kept in touch, and I always strive to answer your emails. I have received so many articles and links that were sent to validate all the common sense advice in TSS. Thank you. This evening I received a really pertinent email from a long-term fellow wizard, and I simply could not avoid sharing it. I hope you find it useful. It has not been edited.

Hi Trev

I was just driving along Lake Sammamish listening to the audiobook “Behind the Cloud: The Untold Story of How Salesforce.com Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company” by Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce.

In there he mentioned something that I really wanted to share wth you. He talked about how Larry Ellison (Founder & CEO of Oracle) had been his mentor and what he had learned about business and success from Larry.

It was all about having a ‘mentality shield’ and imaging your intentions as if you’d already achieved them. I know you’re always looking for more data/examples of this so I rushed back home and transcribed this from the audiobook:

The Larry Ellison Playbook
Many of the lessons I learned from Larry still guide me today. Most of all, he taught me that accomplishments are fueled by faith. When Oracle entered it’s darkest days, every employee, customer, analyst, and even the people closest to him doubted the company would rebound. Even in that difficult climate, Larry’s resolve never faltered. What I learned from Larry:

Always have a vision
Be passionate
Act confident, even when you’re not
Think of it as you want it, not as it is!
Don’t let others sway you from your point of view
See things in the present, even if they are in the future. (We joked that Larry got his tenses confused because he would talk about things that hadn’t happened yet as if they had. This taught me that a successful leader is one who is always thinking about the future, not just the present. Wayne Gretzky famously put it another way “Skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been.”)
Don’t give others your power. Ever.

I hope it’s helpful.

Regards – **** ****

I have not read the book, but a quick search just now shows it was written in 2009, three years before TSS. It is strong validation that these simple techniques are neither new nor unorthodox. They work. All one needs is discipline, discipline, discipline. Stick with it (either book’s advice) no matter what.

That is it for now. I shall return to the labs!



  1. Sandy Silva says:

    How grand to see a message in my e-mail box from you. I’ve been thinking of you so much the last 3 days; I’ve even begun a review of TSS. Yes, discipline. Something I have and yet, falter from time to time. Thank you for this message. I know you sent it to a cast of thousands. Nonetheless, I believe is was the message I needed and it appeared. Life is only present tense! Onward!

    • Trevor says:

      Thank you for the sentiments. It is not a cast of thousands. Once connected always connected, so it is a group, a gathering, a crowd if you like. It is a law of metaphysics. There is but the one absolute and we may be a cast of tens or millions or trillions, or one, but always still of the one. It is not a pyramid but a circle. We all live somewhere on the circumference.


  2. Ruth says:

    Thank you Trevor. I’m sad that putting yourself in the public eye also attracted the less than positive attention, but I suppose there is a lesson on that too.

  3. Cleon says:

    Trevor, started reading your book three days ago. I just opened your website for the first time ever today, at the request of the lady who gifted your book to me for Christmas. We have have been discussing the metaphysics of your ideas. (with me on the wrong side, although I do believe in the practice.)
    I have to admit, your posting today, with Larry Ellison’s confirmation, seems like a message in your favor.
    Great Book, Thank you
    Best Regards

  4. Luis Rios says:

    Great to hear from you!!! Thanks for the Post Luis

  5. Mauricio S. says:

    How wonderful to hear from you again. And thanks again for your gift of TSS. I wanted to share something related to the meditation that you shared ( roots or light filaments part) and communing with nature.
    “A forest is much more than what you see,” says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery — trees talk, often and over vast distances. Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated social lives of trees and prepare to see the natural world with new eyes.”
    Her Ted talk is fascinating it is another reaffirmation of what you shared about nature and our oneness to it all. Again thank you so much, it is helping me to transform my life in so many ways… I can only say…wow!! May you feel the love is being sent your way and to your wife…
    With love and light!
    Mauricio S.

  6. Anastasia says:

    Dear Trevor,
    what a nice surprise finding your message! I feel so grateful to be part of this circle.
    Thank you so much for TSS and for what you keep doing.


  7. I just started rereading your book for 2017 as I came upon it miraculously and it taught me so much! Loved this e-mail. I believe in your work so much. Amazing! thank you


  8. Imal says:

    So happy you posted!

  9. Hello Trevor, so happy to receive this email. I understand the reason for you absense and wish you continued success in your quest for zero side effect cancer drugs. Looking forward to hearing more. Cheers Peter

  10. Anze says:

    Thank you Trevor!

    All I can say, is that your steps LITERALLY work! I just won a $100.000,00 scholarship on how to build a sucessful virtual business, just as I imagined in my intensions. TSS just works, in a spooky way 🙂
    Thank you again for everything, you changed my life forever <3

    And oh, I just met my soulmate, too. TSS for life 🙂


    p.s. Wish you loads of fun with your new projects. Have fun 🙂

  11. Faye Griffin says:

    I have been worried about you, Trevor, and am sooo happy to hear from you, but sad to hear that you received negative feedback on your fantastic, beautiful, wonderful book which my husband and I both love so much! It has helped me write five novels in the past year and I am half way through with a book of poems and essays right now! I give the credit to you, Trevor. The hardest thing for me to do is stay calm in the face of upsetting news. I am a normally emotional person, so that part is hard. I owe you so much and admire you and your wife and your mother so much. I hope that you and your wife are well and happy. Thanks so much. Faye C. Griffin (author name is Kate Griffin)

  12. Declan says:

    Hi Trevor just what my neurons needed!Great to receive a podcast from you. I had just taken quiet time and a quote from yourself came to mind ‘modern society is dumbed down on a diet of propaganda and comfort ‘ along with another from a wise teacher in zen tradition ‘modern society is built on the idea of a self which is a complete illusion ‘ . Like the folks working for free with no expectation of reward at Neovea I think I speak for everyone when I say that you have kindly given of yourself for past 3 years with no motive other than to help folks wake up and live a life of their dreams- gratitude 😀

  13. sharon says:

    Day 1 of quiet time. There are so many birds calling, singing. Yesterday, it seems there were none. Feel a peaceful hopefullness. Thank you for pointing my way to the beginning of this journey.

    • Faye Griffin says:

      Keep at it, dear Sharon! It absolutely does work, if you try hard to do it as much as possible like Trevor teaches us. I was filled with an explosion of creativity after doing this for a short time and I started writing poems and then novels like crazy, and it was as if the stories were just pouring out of me but came from somewhere else! I have published five novels in the past year and am half way through a book of poems and essays. It has been incredible and I give credit to Trevor and his advice. 🙂 I am 76 years old and a new author.

  14. Gail Cassidy says:

    Trevor, I was delighted to see your name in my inbox!! Since I read your book and took your course, I have read dozens more books–and guess what? The words are different but everything I read points back to your three simple steps. I recommend your book to everyone interested in improving their lives. When working with people interesting in writing, I also recommend your book for a different reason–to show the effectiveness of stories, later validated by the points you make–excellent!! You have had a positive impact on the lives of many people!! Thank you for doing what you do! Best wishes, Gail Cassidy

  15. Roxana says:

    Hi Trev, welcome back!It is very good to know from you again;very possitive and helpful message , including the lesson about negative events, it seems it happens to almost everybody.As you wrote,we just have to go on towards our vision!
    Thank you.

  16. Diane says:

    Hi Trev
    Just thought of you yesterday and here u are. I am thankful for you. Your correspondence with me during a tough time was critical. Thanks. And it was great to see this post

  17. Andrés says:

    Great to receive your podcast once again!! Thank you again for all!

  18. Kim says:

    I’m so glad to see you surface in my email box! Just this morning during my ‘quite time’, I experienced for the first time that flood of ideas that seemed to come out of nowhere. I have been having ‘quiet time’ since reading your book in the summer of 2016 without fail and I have gained many things from it, but this was an exciting one. I’m so glad I’ve stayed disciplined.

    Thank You!

  19. Elizabeth Daskarolis says:

    The universe certainly does work in mysterious ways – I, too, as mentioned by others here, am reviewing your
    wonderful TSS. I was wondering about you and just mentioned to my husband last evening that I really missed hearing from you; and voila! Your email appeared the very next morning – Thank you for keeping us all in your
    powerful, positive circle, a very good place to be!!

    Best wishes to you for all the good work you do –


  20. Lee says:

    Thank you…what a welcome surprise Trevor. Always good to hear your thoughts and comments.
    Hope you will give us more input in the not too distant future…Lee

  21. Aric says:

    Great to hear from you and that you continue your good work but sorry to hear of the negativity. I think it is time for me to do some separation as well! Thanks for all you do and best wishes!

  22. Jesse Watkins says:

    Glad you decided to resurface. Since you submerged for a minute, I have re-read the book TSS 3x’s. I have to remind myself of the discipline needed when making a transformation and trust me I’ve gone through my share of mental shields. I find it amazing how so many people in my circle don’t get it. However like you said “don’t try to convert anyone”. Looking forward to more. Thanks.

  23. Tracy says:

    Trevor, It was wonderful to hear from you. Your work, in every aspect, is valuable. Thank you for this reconnection. I am certain it had given many people, including myself, inspiration and another boost. We all need to help each other and your TSS has had many “drop of water in the ocean leads to a hurricane” effects..Thank you Tracy

  24. Monica says:

    I have given your book as gifts to many. As I develop my discipline to catch myself to remember and control my mentality, I experience the difference. It’s been a meaningful book for me, and I’m grateful for your wonderful way of weaving the stories and the information, and your heartfelt, meaningful work. I wish my sons could know you.
    I hope you will continue to check-in once in a while with all of us, it was wonderful to see your email come in.
    All my best to you,

  25. Cat says:

    Hi, Trevor,
    Ne’r a day goes by without a Quiet Time. My thanks for the push to stick with our ritual. Each time I feel something moving deeper within my core… it is awakening a sleeping genius, and it’s true that coincidence has become common stance. When I saw your email, it rippled thru the universe, “I’m back.” Looking forward to your inspiration. (Hugs)
    Enthusiastically, Cat

  26. Neil says:

    Cheers Trevor!

    I have missed your posts. And have been practicing my discipline in the TSS in your absence.

    I have probably re-watched the webinar several times, as well as listened to it in my car on my commutes.

    I wish I could begin to tell you all the things that have happened since we had our Skype session. In a nutshell I went from living in Los Angeles, California to living in Alaska with a better paying job in such a ‘spiral staircase’ way I can’t even begin to comprehend. I did not even know this job was here, I actually moved for other family related reasons.

    The only issue is with the new success I got lazy on my TSS. This post by you is a needed reminder to get back to tuning my wand.

    Cheers and Love to you from the North,


  27. Carol Jenson says:

    Hello Trevor! So happy you have surfaced! You were missed. I have been most faithful to my meditation “Quiet” time each day. I notice the difference when I miss a day. I often think of you when I do 15 minutes instead of 20 minutes. 🙂 if only I would set intentions! Sigh. Thank you for your encouragement to everyone. Good luck with your mission to end cancer gently!

  28. Deb Wilson says:

    Was thrilled to see your email! Just found your book again after moving yesterday!! Definitely a nudge from the universe that I need to read it for the 4th time and delve back in to the practices contained therein. Damn to the naysayers😁I for one am so glad you wrote this book. I bought 4 copies for my closest friends! Cheers!


  29. Gail Cassidy says:

    Reading all of these wonderful comments about how you have changed people’s lives is tremendous motivation!! I am very appreciative!! Keep them coming!!

  30. Steve Peck says:

    Hi Trevor – It is great to see your update, I think of you often and have been wondering what you’ve been up to. I miss and treasure those chats we used to have. While that was technically “work” for me, they brought me such joy and a constant jolt of positive energy. I keep a copy of TSS handy and I’m working to get my daughter (College freshman) to adopt TSS principles – starting with getting some Quiet time!
    Stay well!

  31. Petra Alders says:

    Dearest Trevor,

    Happy to read you again. I discovered your book a few months ago and it changed my life. Quiet time is so so powerful, and when I don’t do it, my day is not complete. So thanks so much for sharing what changed your life,
    Take care, hope to read you more, good luck with your projects!
    With lots of respect an love,


  32. Spooky action at a distance or what. I am sitting here in the stunning lounge of the Hotel Endsleigh in Devon after just having a run around these beautiful grounds. It was also one of those incredible series of moments and feelings which are bloody awe inspiring stuff.

    I know you love a walk and you would most definitely love this one.

    I then purely by accident look up your blog while the hotel sleeps. I then see a note from my fellow friend and wizard. You do not need to explain yourself but this was a lovely little connection again. I’m early 50s now and to suddenly hear again from you was a memory jerker of getting letters from friends in my 20s.

    My thoughts are that we are all part of this Harry Potter style wizards club, hidden from society but making a real contribution to life.

    I was one of your first group from the course Trevor and I love rewatching your course and feel maybe this is something that could be redone with more stories as we all need the positive connections at times. But its happening as they say.

    I’ve got have my llittle football club Regents Park FC in London (check out our Facebook kids clips) and my little project is really influenced by you and your mum and giving our kids these moments.

    Lovely to hear your update Trevor and here is to you and all our fellow wizardry to keep spreading our thing.


    PS When’s your mums movie?

    • Trevor says:


      Ahhh just the mention of Devon fills my senses with delightful memories. One of my favorite hideouts is Start Bay. I have used it as the setting for a period screenplay and the walks on the cliffs always feel (to me anyway) like walking along the edge of a time portal. It is impossible to look out to sea and not imagine smugglers at work or seafarers in peril.

      I decided to stop the course because the technical challenges and snafus became too distracting. I do have links to recordings if anyone wants them. I do also have another, updated project in mind. It is fermenting!

      Love the work you do with Regent Park FC

      There is indeed an extensive network of wizards as far afield as South America, Spain, China and Australia. It makes me smile just to contemplate what will happen as a result.


  33. Dolores says:


    So great to “hear” from you and read a new blog! Thank you and glad to hear you are doing well.


  34. Jeanne Hepler Pitt says:

    I just read your book for the second time, and gifted it to my daughter for her 30th birthday.

    I just want to say thanks for having the courage and compassion to share your three simple steps with the world. I believe it works in a powerful way.
    I am indebted to you for it.


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