You cannot catch what you don’t see and the great white tiger – Republished

You can't catch what you don't see; do you keep them sacred like a great white tiger?

I was wondering what I should write about today.

I have half a dozen half written posts, but what should I write about today?

Then, as I was doing some energy work on myself, it came to me.

I have a young friend, he is about 4. He is my chiropractor's son, he lives in Baltimore with his mother, but for about a week every month he is in Syracuse, and I always make it a point to spend a few hours with him.

Today was the day, and we were playing, and singing, and laughing. He goes to school, and he had learned a lot of new songs, so he was singing a lot today. One of the songs was "You can't catch what you don't see"

That is what I want to talk to you about today. That you want to see what you don't see. Continue reading "You cannot catch what you don’t see and the great white tiger – Republished"

What’s the opposite of fear? What is the opposite of stinginess? Updated

raucous-laughterWhen you ask someone: what is the opposite of fear, they say "courage". But they are mistaken. Courage will never take you to the other side of fear... fear won't disappear with courage.

The opposite of fear is neither fear nor courage, it is abundance.

Fear is like a flower closing its petals. Courage is still trembling, still closed, still fearful.

But a fully open flower, blooming, fully knowing that a day later, a week later it will be dead, is throwing oneself into the whole big beautiful world, and living life with abandon. With wonder. With gusto. With dance.

When you look at your life, look at the people you know, you rarely, if ever, see anyone like that.
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Why can’t you change? What is keeping you the same? Updated…

In spite of The sight, and other capacities newly available to you, You don't seem to be able to change...

You have been unsuccessful getting their guidance, getting your information from outside of the mind.

This manifests, among others, in your inability to muscle test correctly.

The question is why?

The phenomenon, what actually seems to happen is this: you understand where to look, how to look, and you nod rapidly. You bring great examples to show how you just succeeded in using the new capacity... but I can smell the mischief... you are trying to throw me off my tracking.

Now, I say "you" but who is this "you"? What aspect of a person am I talking about?

In this case, the dominant aspect, the ego your delusional self, who you fancy yourself to be, your "precious I" you defend at all cost.
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What is it that you can’t see that if you saw it you could, finally, become happy?

distinction: this is not thatI am republishing this article, because distinguishing is the most missing thing for humans at this day and age.

When I test people in the starting point measurement, the number that relates to this is the clarity score: how many words they can use accurately. I won't explain why they are connected... just know that when you can't hear and can't see, your clarity is about the same as a blind person's... with an ear muff...

It's a rare opportunity to go from innocent infant to all-seeing adult, being able to observe it at the same time.

When I first did the Landmark Forum, 1 the koan of the session was: for you everything is the same as everything else, except that not always.

When you are an infant, for you everything is the same as everything else... no distinctions. No distinction between your body and the environment. You are just as ready to suck on your feet as you are ready to suck on someone else's finger.

From time to time you'll see something strange, like you reach out, as always, and your hands remain empty: the object you reach for is out of reach...

You learn the world, your world, slowly, and experientially. Through seeing, hearing, touching, tasting... like a baby.
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How just one thing, one principle, one distinction can turn your life around

One of the crucial steps in the 67 steps, in Step 26, the belts and suspenders step is a step that has been paying me dividends for a year now.

It began when I first heard it, sometime in February, maybe March last year. 1

It is a revolutionary concept: with services, resources essential to survival, don't rely on source only. Most nightmares are a result of violating this principle.

You are locked in to a relationship where you can be used, abused, taken advantage of... because without it your pants fall... it is a belt, and you don't also have a suspender.

For me it was my transportation to grocery shopping and the chiropractor.

Both essential, you've got to eat, and you've got to be well, right? Continue reading "How just one thing, one principle, one distinction can turn your life around"

What can you do, what must you do to benefit from the teachings of the “Law of Attraction”, of “The Power of your Mind”, and Natalie Ledwell’s Mind Movies?

If you read yesterday's article on coherence, my 21 hour (so far) experiment of playing the Coherence Generator... (new name old audio) I can promise you that it is nothing short of miraculous.

Creativity, innovation, growth, learning, takes a lot of coherent energy. When your energies are incoherent, you are troubled, are in a hurry, or are afraid, creativity is impossible.

Just imagine yourself a juggler... because that is what creativity is: being able to keep and move around multiple objects in the air at the same time, so you can see new connections. Really...

Most people can't keep one thought in the air for longer than seconds... unless they fixate on it... fixating means: all other flying objects fall... So most people have no experience in creativity, because they are mostly incoherent.

And just like with water turning from incoherent to coherent only at a certain vibrational level (frequency?) you also need to raise your vibration to a certain level to become creative. Temporarily, at least. Continue reading "What can you do, what must you do to benefit from the teachings of the “Law of Attraction”, of “The Power of your Mind”, and Natalie Ledwell’s Mind Movies?"

The Integrated Good Life & The Four Pillars Of Eudaimonia

Plants are integratedThe Integrated Good Life & The Four Pillars Of Eudaimonia

Eudamonia: the fulfilled life. The satisfying life. It's a how... It's about how much life you have in your years. Fulfilling the potential that you are.

It's impossible to have "the Good Life" without Integration... but... 1

One of the hardest steps for students to complete in the 67 step coaching is the step about creating an integrated life.

Why? Because on the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil, there is no such a thing as integration.

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It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble, It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble, It's what you know for sure that just ain't so"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble, It's what you know for sure that just ain't so".
~ from the movie "The Big Short"

Why is it that people don't like this quote? Can you guess?

I see it all the time. People are quite certain that what they know is true, and are puzzled by the fact that they don't feel good about themselves, about their place in the world, about their lives.

This includes smart people, and this includes people who are not that sophisticated.

We, as a species, are full of knowledge that just isn't so. And when we build theories, actions, futures, arguments on those untruths, then things don't work. Continue reading "It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble, It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so"

How a collage is a diagnostic tool

 

the field of admirer-admired collage"What does it matter how many lovers you have if none of them gives you the universe?" French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan posed that question. I invite you to put it at the top of your list of hot topics to meditate on. In doing so, I trust you won't use it as an excuse to disparage your companions for their inadequacies. Rather, I hope it will mobilize you to supercharge your intimate alliances; to deepen your awareness of the synergistic beauty you could create together; to heighten your ability to be given the universe by those whose fates are interwoven with yours.

In the current live course, from Upset to Communication we have come to the last of the four non-elevated fields of communication, Admirer-admired. My horoscope, above, for the coming week reflects that.

One of my students has already sent me her collage. It has given me a glimpse into her internal conversations that is deeper than I have ever seen... and I have known her for almost six years now.

Collages, where you go through pictures in magazines, or memes on the internet, are the best way to reveal to yourself your relationship, opinion, attitude about the world, about others, about yourself, about effort, ambition, etc.

Making collages has two parts:
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Seeing the big picture… wide cone of vision and a TED talk

child learning vs adult learningFinally a TED talk that explains why seeing the big picture is such an amazing capacity. Why it can alter your life. Why it allows you to learn. Why it takes you out of the fear of making mistakes...

It also explains why "normal" adults stop being able to learn, experiment, be creative...

One student asks:

If I have identified something as worth having/knowing, when I set out to read a book or take a class, if there is an agenda there, what do I do with that agenda? How, if I could, would I abandon what I think I should be going after to pursue life as more of an experiment? Does the courage to walk away from what I think is the path, the missing piece?

The agenda he is talking about is the "economical" little (or big) piece you want out of your activity. And once you fix what you want, you'll see nothing else, like a machine.

No creativity, no growth, no experimentation. Dull. Boring. And a perfect waste of a life.
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