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Radio Interview

I did a radio interview with Dolores Cannon’s Metaphysical Hour show tonight … Will try to get the direct link to the interview today.

NOTE I can’t see how to listen to this either, sorry – I think the archive is the only way, and one has to pay for that. Sorry I didn’t post earlier – there was a communication glitch so I had thought the interview wasn’t happening.

In the meantime, if you’re good at navigating this sort of website on your own click here

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Monroe Institute Gateway Program in Chicago

A Monroe Institute Gateway Voyage program is being offered in Chicago by two of my favorite facilitators, Marinda and Bob. More information and registration info available here.

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Trust & Surrender: another gem by Marian

Another delightfully light and concise essay by my friend Marian on trust and letting go:

Outrageous Undoing

Enjoy …

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Applications of Impossible Things: “miracle” or true reality

Someone whose read my book (Thanks Brian!) emailed me the link below, a news report about a mysterious priest who showed up when he was needed, then vanished.

Click here for the story …

Reality includes more than we’ve been taught to believe. “Miracles” are just events that don’t fit a limited belief we hold about what is real and possible. Experience can prove over and over that the current cultural beliefs about reality are inadequate. “Impossible” is just an idea.

Reality is unbounded. Isn’t it beautiful …

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Healing: the Effort of Holding on

When I was a child there was a time when I dreaded going to school. One particular day I woke and decided to pretend that I was sick. Sore throat, headache … a mother can’t prove that you don’t have a sore throat and a headache, not like faking the flu or something, eh?

So I played out the little charade with my mother, and she bought it. I laid in bed all day, so relieved not to have to be in school. What if I didn’t have to go tomorrow either?

My mother was in and out of my room, so all day I pretended that my throat was sore and my head hurt. I vividly imagined what that felt like, how I would act were it true. By the end of the day my throat became a little sore. By the next morning, I was sick.

This was a revelation to me. I could make myself sick! At that time in my life, it was a gift of magic – I kept myself sick for two weeks to avoid unpleasant things at school.

It didn’t occur to me until thirty years later that if I could make myself sick, it logically followed that I could make myself well.

When we’re sick, it’s easy to slip into the misery. We’re distracted by pain or discomfort, foggy-headed, fixated on the symptoms: how does this feel; is it worse; will it get worse; how do I fix this? We run through remedies in our minds: drugs, surgery, time. We believe that it takes ten days for a cold to run its course. We believe some malady requires certain drugs to cure.

If we believe it, how can it be otherwise? In believing, we have created.

Our human minds are stubborn in holding onto those materialist beliefs of cause and effect, even if we’ve experienced something that reveals them to be a fiction. But we can re-train our minds. We have that choice.

The most effortless state of a body is health.

Think about that for a moment. The most effortless state of a body is health.

DSC_0009I had to vividly imagine my sore throat to create it, then I had to maintain that mind. After two weeks of that, I knew I had to let that go and face school. You can’t have a sore throat and fever forever. I decided to be well. I let go of the sickness and released the reason for it. I consciously chose to do that.

I let go. I returned to no-effort.

Where do we get in the way of that effortless health? In our minds. We hold onto fear, we resist, we criticize ourselves and our bodies. We believe misinterpretations of reality instead of  noticing and trusting our own experiences.

If we begin to remind ourselves – as often as necessary – that health is the natural and effortless state of the body, my experience tells me that we will begin to heal ourselves.

Each person is different … take the drugs, have the surgery, lie on the couch with a cold for ten days … an overnight transformation is unlikely. I start at the very simple beginning, an awareness. “Oh look, I still believe this drug will help me. That’s okay for now … I’m becoming aware that the natural state of my body is health, and that the state is effortless. I’ll just relax into that thought, infuse myself with ease for a few moments or a few minutes as if that were real.”

Perhaps within that relaxed moment I’ll find the value that I placed on being sick or uncomfortable. I’ll find the way that I thought that would protect me or serve me. And then I can begin to mentally let that go. To release the tension, the effort that it took to hold that belief in place.

Each day is an exploration, an adventure in experience. We have the choice to allow that experience to begin to return to its natural state: effortless.

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Spot on Healing: Outrageous Undoing

A friend has blogged a post that addresses the core of self-healing that is well worth reading. In fact, all her posts on Outrageous Undoing are gems … check out Marian’s insight here:

What is Real Healing and How Do I Get Me Some.

Nice, Marian!

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Healing from the heart: link

A friend of a friend posted an interesting short video interview with Kerry Keegan on a near-death experience and healing

Check it out on Allyson’s blog: Shanti Pax.

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Thoughts on Difficulties, Challenges & Perfection

A pervasive misunderstanding says that when someone becomes “enlightened” they cease to have problems and challenges in their lives. Related to this, when we have problems or challenges that we struggle with, we criticize ourselves or are disappointed and feel defeated … This isn’t supposed to happen to me! There must be something wrong with me … or What am I missing? … or Why am I not happy? … or When will I ever get there (inner peace)?

2013-02-map-basrah-300Everyone has challenges and difficulties, whether considered to be an “enlightened” person or not. The quality or state of mind with which you view the challenge and difficulty is, in my opinion, what differentiates “enlightenment” from the “normal” mindset.

I put the word “enlightened” in quotation marks because I dislike the word. It implies that this person is in the light, and that person is not; this person is wise and wonderful, and that person is not. In fact every single person on earth is “in the light” – is an essential and beautiful part of the Universe, God, Source, Allah, Jehovah, All That Is, Goddess, whatever name you want to use. We can’t be otherwise. You cannot lose that no matter what you do or experience. And we all have the wisdom within us, it’s just a matter of learning to access and accept that, which is in large part (or totally) learning to love and accept ourselves exactly as we are at any given moment. We all have that capacity, too. We each have the capacity to know ourselves, and to answer our own best questions, step by step.

So I’m going to switch from using the word “enlightened” to using the phrase “inner peace.”

Challenges and difficulties … if we think of them as problems, why do we think that? What beliefs are supporting that self-criticism, that self-judgment, that subtle violence against ourselves and our experience? What expectations did we have that make us judge this experience as “wrong” or “imperfect”? What if we used the word “adventure” instead of “problem.” What would that imply? How might that change our experience?

Emotions are not changed without changing the perspective (thought, belief) that gave birth to the emotion. If you want to stop being unhappy, look at what beliefs or thoughts support that that emotion.

The people that we judge as at peace (inner peace) only use a different perspective to look at challenges and difficulties. They don’t avoid them, they don’t resist them, and they don’t NOT have them. They practice a different perspective. They might say, “Here is a difficulty. I may not want to experience this, but here it is so I’ll try to find or create value in it. Who I am is not defined by this difficulty. I am a whole and complete, perfect being having a difficult experience. How will I handle this?”

They may not always be able to do this, but they try. They practice it.

They have released self-judgment, and set aside expectations. Their idea of their own perfection (affection and compassion for, and forgiveness of themselves) is not dependent upon not being human or upon not having human experiences. They understand that their perfection is never diminished by difficulties or challenges (- or by experiencing anger, frustration, envy, disgust, etc). They understand and accept that there will be moments when they’ll shine, and moments when they’ll feel they’ve fallen short, acted from what looks and feels like less than perfect inner peace. They understand that even that is perfect. That the expression of themselves through this human experience in this physical world is not always going to be some ideal version of perfect, yet it is always perfect just as it is.

An inner peace comes with accepting yourself whether you live up to your own expectations or not … or better yet, letting go of expectations. It comes with liking yourself no matter what experience you’re having. And that inner peace is a practice.

Very few people have one overwhelmingly transformative experience, an instant of profound enlightenment … and people who have that sort of profound experience still have to practice what they’ve learned.

Practice: 1. the actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method as opposed to theories about such application or use. 2. repeated exercise in or performance of an activity or skill so as to acquire or maintain proficiency in it.

Sound bytes and inspirational sayings and advice from religions, philosophies, dogmas or theories can be useful reminders, but just sucking up all the wise advice one can find is not going to change one’s life. Trying to be who we think we should be is unlikely to bring us inner peace – it may just cause us to criticize ourselves and judge ourselves all the more. Transformation and change and ease comes with making the core precepts (which are based first on accepting yourself) your own through practice. Application. Experience. That will change your life, your mind, and ultimately your experience.

No one lives a perfect life free of challenges and difficulties, but if we begin to take a little quiet time to ponder our own experiences, to apply these ideas to our own thoughts, expectations, and to our language, we may find that we begin to become acquainted with ourselves in a new way. And as we do that, we may find affection and compassion and even amusement for ourselves. And as we do that we may find that forgiving and understanding ourselves is easier. And then we’ll find moments of inner peace and within that, some answers.

The beliefs that support judgments of experiences as good or bad are not true. Every experience has value. When that idea is applied, practiced, there is the possibility of quietly and privately recognizing our own divinity, our own perfection (joy, happiness) even when we’re in the midst of difficulties and challenges. We’re all perfect even when we’re acting fucked up.

Happiness: accepting our own perfection – and accepting even our inability to always express that perfection within our human experience. Accepting that we may not always feel happy, and being okay with that.

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Activities for Psi Exploration

This was a Page here on the website and as I take a little time to clean up the website a bit today, I thought it would serve better as a Post … it was written quite awhile ago. Enjoy …

These are activities that I’ve done with friends and in metaphysical exploration groups. I’ve even done some of them at parties for entertainment. The results are sometimes surprising and unexpected!

1. Blind Readings: Everyone writes down a question on a sheet of paper. Fold that piece of paper up and set it aside. Now each person pick a card from a Tarot deck, or each person take a separateTarot deck, shuffle and choose a card if you have enough Tarot decks. Using that card, write your intuitive impressions, using the card as the starting point – yes, you’re answering a question without knowing the question. When everyone is finished, fold those pieces of paper and put all the readings in a hat. Pass the hat around, each person drawing one reading from it. Apply that reading to your own question that you wrote down at the beginning of the exercies. Does that reading apply to your question? How specifically does it apply? You may find that some are surprisingly detailed and specific.

2. Remote Viewing: Give everyone a sheet of paper and pencil or pen. Big sheets of paper work well for this exercise (newsprint for instance). Go to the website http://www.rvtargets.com/account/login.php. One person should have registered at this site prior to the gathering so you can access the Remote Viewing targets available at this site. Acquire up to three targets, which will be in the form of numbers in series. Everyone should now close their eyes for a moment and quiet the mind and the room. One person then reads off the target numbers. Now each person should write and draw any impressions that come to mind. They may see or sense shapes, patterns, pictures, sounds – any information that is received about the target should be sketched or written down. Don’t worry about how good or bad the drawings are – they are just references for yourself so you’ll remember what information you’ve received. Be sure and put down anything that you get, because if it isn’t written or drawn, it doesn’t count! Ten minutes is a good amount of time to give everyone to get their impressions recorded. Then revisit the website and open the photograph, revealing the target. Compare them with different people’s recorded impressions. (There are actually strict protocols for Remote viewing, which can be found on various websites. This exercise is just an introduction to the concept of Remote Viewing.)

3. Dowsing: Each person can make their own dowsing rods by cutting two wire coat hangers near the hook. Cut and bend the wire until you have two L-shaped wires, one leg of the L being about 5 inches long, one leg being about 10-12 inches long. The short end of each rod will be held loosely in each hand out in front of your body, your elbows held at a 45 degree angle. Hold the rods loosely so that they can swing freely. Now decide what you want to dowse for: water pipes, ley lines, angels or other non-physical beings, or anything at all. Each person should close their eyes for a moment and silently state the intention to find X. Start walking, or moving slowly across the landscape or room and see what happens.

4. Pendulum: Using a pendulum is similar to dowsing, but it’s easier to use in certain instances. A pendulum can be used over a body (looking for disease or pain or energy blocks for instance), or over a map (looking for archeology sites, water sources, gold or anything). A pendulum can be made from any string attached to any small object that has some weight. A crystal works, but so does a bolt or screw, a pen, or a rock. Something with a point does seem to work best, but really many things can be used effectively. When you’ve got your pendulums, have everyone hold theirs in their hand, close their eyes and take a couple of deep breaths. Ask them to silently talk to their pendulum, telling it their intention of using it for dowsing, and ask for its assistance with that intention. Open your eyes, and hold the string about 6-12 inches above the weighted end and hold it above whatever you have chosen to “read.” Silently state your intention – what you are asking or allowing yourself to look for. You might slowly move it around over the body, map, photograph or whatever you’re reading. Pay attention to the way it swings (back and forth, clockwise circles, counterclockwise circles, or perhaps it’s still). Normally clockwise is considered to be a “yes” or positive, and counterclockwise is considered to be a “no” or negative. Experiment and find out for yourself what the language of the pendulum is for you.

5. Bend Silverware: Everyone gets a piece of silverware – spoon, fork, knife. Hold it in your hand and concentrate your attention on that object, willing it to move and bend. Some say that a raucous and energetic environment is helpful for this exercise, so try shouting, laughing, urging each other and the objects on. If that doesn’t work well, try being silent and focusing your will and intention very intently. Try choosing one person to hold a fork, and let everyone concentrate on pouring attention and energy into and through that person to bend that one fork. Experiment and see what works best for your group.

6. Psychic Readings/Telepathy: Pair off. Decide which person in the pair will start off as the sender, and which will be the receiver. You will trade off after the first round, so it doesn’t matter who starts in which role. The sender now closes their eyes and silently pictures one object, holding that image very clearly in their mind. The sender should choose an object or scene that has a distinctive shape or attribute to make it easier in the first rounds: consider things like an elephant, an orange tree, a shepherd’s staff  – things that have unusual and distinctive shapes. You can choose anything – people, animals, landscapes, machinery – anything at all. The receiver closes her/his eyes, and empties their mind, opening up to what the receiver is sending. You may want to give the receiver some paper and pens to note down their impressions, but they can also simply speak their impressions out loud as they come. The sender shouldn’t say anything or make any expressions to influence the receiver. After the receiver feels they’ve gotten all the information they’re going to get, the sender can tell them what the object was. Talk over the receiver’s impressions, as you may find that some information that was received is symbolic and does apply to the sender’s object although it didn’t seem to at first. Now trade roles and do it again. Try sending emotions, or objects or scenes that carry emotional impact for the sender. Try things that are neutral. Is there a difference in the ease or difficulty of the receiver when emotion is attached to the message being sent?

7. Aura: One person should lead this activity, speaking the instructions to the group. Have everyone close their eyes and relax. Suggest that each person imagine or sense that their body has or creates a field around them. Suggest that they try to locate the outer edge of that field: is it two inches away from their body, or two hundred yards? Have everyone pull or push the edges of their field until it is about one yard from their body all the way around. Ask each person to note how that feels. Everyone can talk and describe what they’re experiencing out loud during the exercise, or you can wait until after to discuss what people experienced. Now ask everyone to stretch their aura up to the sky and down into the ground, making it tall and skinny so at some points it’s just inches from the body – or right up against it. Now bring it back to one yard from the body all the way around. Now move it so it’s right up against the back and extends far out in front. How does that feel? Do people experience emotions or see pictures or hear anything when they do this? Now stretch it way out in back, bringing it right up against the front of the body. What does that feel like? You can make up any movement that you’d like to try … some of the feelings and reactions associated with moving the aura around might be unexpected.

8. Healing Hands #1: Ask everyone to close their eyes, take a couple of deep breaths, and relax, quieting the mind. Then ask them to hold their hands out in front of them, palms about one inch from each other. Start to bounce the hands lightly toward and away from each other, never quite touching the hands to each other. Ask them to note whether they feel some resistance, and to stop the movement of the hands toward each other when they feel that resistance. Most will end up with their hands ten to fifteen inches from each other. Now ask people to trace a line from the 4th chakra (center of chest) across the chest and down one arm to the palm, then do the other side. Do the same thing from the 5th chakra (bse of throat), paying attention to what they feel as they slowly trace the lines. Then do the same from the 6th chakra (third eye, forehead between and just above the eyes), then the 7th chakra (top of the head). You might try tracing all those lines on one side of the body first, then sitting and noting whether there’s any difference in how the two sides of the body feel – the side of the body that has had the chakras traced, and the side that hasn’t. Then do the other side. When everyone has finished, pause to talk about what each person felt happening in their body while they did that and after they were finished. Then have everyone close their eyes again and repeat the first part of the exercise, palms facing each other, bouncing gently toward and away from each other, sensing the resistance between the hands. Do people’s hands end up farther away from each other than they did in the first part of the exercise? Closer together? Does the resistance or energy between the hands feel stronger? Lighter? Denser? More active? Talk about what each person has experienced.

9. Healing Hands #2: Follow the instructions for Healing Hands #1, then pair off into partners. Try “bouncing” your hands off the other person’s hands, feeling the resistance and energy between your hands. Do they want to draw together, or is there more resistance? What is the quality of the resistance: dense/light, warm/cool, cooperative/competitive, accepting/wary? If someone has a physical ailment or pain, trade healings using your hands. Let your hands hover just above the area of pain or illness, and close your eyes. Pause to think of something beautiful, or to remember a time when you felt very grateful and generous and loving. Let that emotion fill your mind and body, then let it flow to your hands. Now imagine that generous energy flowing gently into the other person. If you’re uncomfortable letting someone else do this to your body, do the same thing to your own body.

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AfterlifeTV Interview, Part 3 has been posted

Bob Olson’s third interview of me for Afterlife TV is now posted and ready for viewing here … or you can watch it on YouTube here.

This is the 3rd interview that I’ve done with Bob. If you missed the first ones, you’ll find them on the Afterlife TV webpage (here), just scroll down below this latest interview.

Bob has interviewed many, many interesting people through his Afterlife TV program. It’s worth a browse through the archives.

Thanks Bob – it’s always fun speaking with you!

 

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