Actually, I continued to participate in Landmark after the incident I'll tell you about... but NEVER intended to contribute any more. Or not really. I was participating from hurt... knowing that what was broken cannot be fixed.
18 years ago, as I was coaching someone, it became clear to me that there are this four core invisibles, that are underneath every issue, every distinction, every weird, unethical, unsavory action a human being makes. Continue reading "The four core default contexts… or Why I stopped participating in Landmark Education?"
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Are you sure that what you want is Raising your vibration? Or do you just want feel good about yourself?
When people come to my site, buy a product or sign up to my mailing list, I ask them what they expect to find, what they expect to get.
Ultimately I find out that they don't know what vibration is, but they want to feel better. Feel better physically, feel better about their lives, feel better about themselves, without doing anything, changing anything.
They want it to done for them.
They may be willing to pop some pills, listen to some audios, drink some magical potions, but that's it.
99% of my site's visitors are not willing to inconvenience themselves in any way.
They want the same life, do the same things, the exact same way, but have a different result: feel better.
When I get a person to ask me to measure their vibration, 50% of them know that their vibration is low, and agree with the number I send their way.
The other half argues: "But I am such a nice person. Kind, caring, volunteer saving cats, blah blah blah"
Continue reading "Raising your vibration? Are you sure that is what you want? Or do you just want to feel good about yourself?"
A Reclaim participant writes:
Sophie – I like the way your articles guide (or sometimes the word is more appropriately "prod") me in the right direction. It's like getting extra coaching every day. My favorites this week are "the highest and most effective skill you can learn is to allow things to be exactly the way they are". And "be observing the mind, not identify with the mind". When I really get them, not "understanding" with the mind but really get them, they help me move right into the Observer position, my current assignment. How great is that!
Wonderful. Now, how about you learning it so deep that you don't always need my articles to do it for you?
Continue reading "Thinking vs. Having Thoughts"
I am still undecided about making my posts public. I will not stop writing, because writing is how I do my processing, and I will never want to stop processing. But whether I will make it available, my most secret, most precious thoughts to everyone off the street, that is a question I am pondering.
I attempted to turn the blog into a members only site, and it failed. Once burned twice shy, I am not sure what I want to do... So while I am processing this, I will still write articles, or republish others' if it's appropriate, like this one:
Nine Voices, Nine Movies
Each of us speaks and writes without thinking. This is why so much of what we say is predictable. Do you want to be more interesting? Choose an unusual perspective and verb tense. A movie begins in the mind of the listener every time you speak or write. At whom is your camera aimed?
Continue reading "The story you tell is your reality. The story you tell the story you live. Don’t like it?Change it"
Whenever you feel that you are on the side of good, the side of noble, the likelihood that you are looking at the world through a narrow cone of vision, and therefore what you say is moronic, is near 100%.
Why is that? Because you are hearing everything through a socially defined, religious mostly, narrow opening in the mind... You'll miss most of what is being said, and it doesn't even occur to you... you are oblivious to that.
You won't make any effort to look at how you are looking, look at the angle of the cone you are looking at, look at the filter... ask additional questions... no, you won't do that.
Why? Because your mind says that you got the whole issue handled.
Continue reading "Good, noble, high-minded… are they the source of high vibration or moronic views?"
This is an article I reprinted because I found that it comes at the right juncture: where people are asked to decide if they are going to be the cause of their own evolution, or if they are going to assume the worry for themselves... Worry means no action. It's a pretense. It is the only recourse of the cowardly, impotent, and ineffective.
The 150 Things the World's Smartest People Are Afraid of
Afraid Of What? By Brian Merchant
Every year, the online magazine Edge--the so-called smartest website in the world, helmed by science impresario John Brockman--asks top scientists, technologists, writers, and academics to weigh in on a single question. This year, that query was "What Should We Be Worried About?", and the idea was to identify new problems arising in science, tech, and culture that haven't yet been widely recognized.
This year's respondents include former presidents of the Royal Society, Nobel prize-winners, famous sci-fi authors, Nassem Nicholas Taleb, Brian Eno, and a bunch of top theoretical physicists, psychologists, and biologists. And the list is long. Like, book-length long. There are some 150 different things that worry 151 of the planet's biggest brains. And I read about them all, so you don't have to: here's the Buzzfeedized version, with the money quote, title, or summary of the fear pulled out of each essay. Obviously, go read the rest if any of the below get you fretting too.
Continue reading "Thought provoking: the planet’s smartest people have a narrow cone of vision…"
When you can't do your own thinking you come to the "expert". It's OK, but this is how you live your life... you may want to do some of your own thinking... If you "believe" me you'll believe anyone.
Here is a new batch of vibrational reviews, all requested by readers of this blog.
There is religion and there is religiousness. People of religion are fakes, pretenders, and not religious.
All religions were, originally, a world view, a world view, forever changing. As soon as more phenomenon was experienced, the more it changed. This is the true nature of knowledge.
The physical, knowable universe is about 1% of all there is. The number 1% is not the truth, it is an indication only for the vast and incomparable gap between what's knowable and what isn't. The proportion of the knowable and unknowable is unchanging, it's probably the only constant in the universe.
How do we glean knowledge? Something happens. And then we explain it. From the limited perspective of the human mind. Then something else happens, that modifies what we had already known. Organic, and highly changeable.
Until... until someone decides that this is all the knowledge, and they create a dogma from it.
Continue reading "Religion… what is it, what’s valid about it, and what is an enslavement device, or the “opium for the masses”"