It was 1991. Georgia... some miles from Atlanta, in a hunting lodge. November. Communication Commando Course.
Just the name was enough to put the fear of god in me. But then they ushered me in this little room where I needed to answer some questions about myself, name, age, where I live, who I live with... in front of a camera.
Now, by that time I had been on television twice, seen and recognized by millions of people. And yet, I was terrified.
Most people, to one degree or another, are ruled by fear. Most of that fear is fear of nothing-in-particular, just fear. And some of that fear is being afraid of getting hurt, of being laughed at, of looking foolish, of making a mistake, of losing face.
But fear is fear, and on the horizontal plane, for the horizontal self, there is nothing more important than to listen to the fear and avoid doing anything that awakens fear.
Result: your life is stagnant, your self-respect is disappearing, and you shrink, and shrink. It doesn't feel good.
Fear is getting stronger, and you are getting weaker.
In flu season the only things that can keep you safer are staying away from other people, frequent washing of hands, and being already well... high functioning immune system.
Normally this is a picture of me... but not this time around.
I have a weakened immune system, and I went to my exercise class yesterday.
I could even feel when the bug landed in my nose. I immediately sprayed my throat with my Dr. Schulze throat spray: I don't go anywhere without it. And I skirted a full blown flu... I hope. I spent the rest of the day in bed, shivering and blowing my nose. I also gave myself at least 10 liver cleanses. 1Continue reading "The plot thickens"
This article may be the most important article you'll ever read... This is not an exaggeration. Any day is a good day to wake up, but around these weeks of greed and herdlike stomping to get more stuff, it is especially a good time. So, as you understand, this is a wake up article...
We all say we hate complainers. And we all complain.
But is there any form of complaint that is not a downer, that is not a racket, that is a good thing?
I like to watch entire series of television shows on Netflix. If I don't like it, I just start another one. No commercials, no TV needed, easy.
One of the reasons the 67 steps coaching is wonderful, is because, done the right way, it leads consciousness on a trip that is both wide and deep. Wider than deep, by the way. But even if you remain on the surface, but go where the steps take you, you can raise your consciousness by a lot.
The insight came to me while sleeping... I was taken somewhere, and I consistently refused to go down a certain "tunnel"...
And that is the life of a human. It is defined more by the places you don't go than the places you do. Literally.
I know a lot of people who read, but dismiss certain topics, certain authors, certain ideas or ideology... so they don't have to go down the "tunnel".
Your story is boring, repetitive, and fixed. You tell it the same every time the same way, and it gives you a life of gloom and doom, an ever narrowing, ever more impoverished version of the Life you could have.
In the past four months that I have been able to turn on individual capacities for people, I have received no request to turn on trust.
Why is that?
After all people, rightly, asked me for self-trust. But self-trust won't be enough.
So what can be the current world view with regards to trust, that trust doesn't come up as number one to turn on.
Because, whether you know it or not, without trust there is no winning. Without trust there is no flow. Without trust there is no fulfillment.
When I measured some winners in life, for whom it took years to hone their skills with which they won, money, recognition, admiration... trust was there, fully open.
As you probably already know, I use playing Freecell as my laboratory. It is much the way Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene author used the computer simulation "Prisoner's Dilemma"... very enlightening for me.
Most people are stuck... movement is not possible. It can be total or it can be partial.
To see where you are stuck is difficult, because the cause, the stuck part can be several layers deep.
A skilled coach or therapist may fail to find the linchpin issue, because in the normal course of a therapy, it is talking, the words, that are masking it.
One of my students in the Reclaim program has chosen to work with the idea of inspiring movies. Using movies to unstuck people is a brilliant method, and also fun. And even if the first movie doesn't do the trick, time wasn't wasted, because a good movie is also a great experience.
Reading people's responses of where their Dark Side is, looking through the idea of using movies to get them moving again, or maybe moving for the first time, is very appealing.