Reverse Your Direction

Push on Through to the Other Side

When on the road to enlightenment, or success, or accomplishment a person comes to a what might be called, so to speak, a threshold where afterward there is no turning back. A commitment has been made. Full speed ahead. Put your nose to the grindstone, pedal to the metal. Success! Onward and upward. Analyze.  Arrange! Actualize!  Just do it. Right!

Gurus Agree

They say, “Use your determination! Stick with it!”

Not all of them do. Some point out that the main cause of failure actually is attachment. One has to ask themselves, “How many times am I going to put this ‘Three-legged horse’ into the race? You’ve bet your life savings, hocked the credit card and sold the family jewels to get in the race. It has to work! When do you stop? Can a person reverse direction on a dime?

The Greatest Idea of All Time

That may be a good name for the ‘Three-legged horse’ on which you’ve bet your life, because the secret of the Internet, of successful Internet business, is to quickly change directions by starting, re-starting ideas, and getting rid of the dogs you’re racing.  . . . which you’ve created because of attachment.  Your idea is a dog if you’ve been working too long and getting no where. But, but . . .  the idea is your baby.  You can’t change now.

The Rules of the Internet

Are the same as NLP–Neural Linguistic Programming–created by Grinder and Bandler–which has as it’s basic tenet: If it doesn’t work, try something else. Maybe it’s time to let go and reverse direction. This next exercise increases your creativity as it releases the attachment to fixed ideas. It’s simple, but by doing it you might get rid of the ‘mudders’ and ‘three-legged’ horses you’ve been racing and discover you’re a real winner . . . or even that it’s not a race but a lazy afternoon siesta.

Exercise:

Consider some everyday life situation, object, or activity as if they were exactly the opposite of what you normally take them to be. Imagine yourself in a situation the reverse of your own, where you act exactly contrary to what you do now. Observe actions, and thoughts, and feelings as if they were totally reversed. Don’t condemn or judge them. Simply reverse them in your mind’s eye.

For example, if you fed your dog or cat this morning, imagine what it would be like if your pet fed you. What if instead of going to work, your work came to you? If you’re married and have kids, what would life be like if you were the kid and your kids were your parent?

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Acellerate Learning

 

Here’s a New Term: “Eidetic E-Memory”

This term describes those people who are so tied to their phones that when having a conversation, they will stop the flow of conversation over the meaning of a word and ask their phone, “Google? What’s meaning of Eidetic?”

. . .”relating to or denoting mental images having unusual vividness and detail, as if actually visible”

However, Wikipedia says

” A number of people claim to have eidetic memory, but science has never found a single verifiable case of photographic memory. Eidetic imagery is virtually nonexistent in adults”

We Learn Experientially

No one learns to play the guitar by studying the theory of music. Kids don’t learn to throw a baseball from reading about aerodynamics. Learning to use a keyboard, one has to type. We learn through experience; so if that’s the case, how can one accelerate learning?

Create the Experience in Your Mind

Eric Franklin was a professional dancer, now an author and creator of the Franklin Method, training for Whole-Body Conditioning and Efficiency. He says in his masterful book,

“Change is possible only through the enormous task of re-coordinating the neuro-muscular pathways responsible for the habitual balance and movement patterns. It can be accomplished only if the method of teaching informs, stimulates, and challenges the student . . . The idea of movement alone suffices to start all movement along its most suitable path.”

He goes on to quote from Mabel Todd’s book, The Thinking Body, where she writes “concentration upon a picture involving mental movement results in responses in the neuro-musculature as necessary to carry out specific movements with least effort.”

The Solution

Therefore, accelerated learning can be achieve by seeing pictures in your mind–by creating and sensing metaphorically what it feels like to be in the state of learning faster and faster. As most of us were forced fed information and had to throw it up on examination, the next time you need to learn something quickly, . . .  use this:

Exercise:

Allow yourself to relax while taking in information. See an image of yourself with all the attached feelings of a relaxed state. In that state of mind drop all fear of learning. Relax. Immerse yourself in the subject. Pay attention, and in a relaxed state of mind see yourself absorbing–absorbing and using that information in experiences. 

Eric Franklin’s work is extremely important for anyone who is physically or mentally crystallized or frozen in their lives. To open the locks that bind, either of these are great reads. Get them now!




Aldous Huxley wrote:

 

“Every man’s memory is his private literature.”

 

TV Versus the Science of Breath

Everyone Knows Yogi Bear

 

 

 

 

But how many people know that Yogi Ramacharaka was actually  William Walker Atkinson, an American publisher and writer of 14 books on new thought.

And what’s the difference.?

 

The Information Age Hypnotizes 

Or, it makes us more intelligent. And how, since everyone of us in the Western world grew up with the TV as our baby-sitters, can we tell the difference between being intelligent and being stupid?  Really, Yogi Bear had a sidekick called Boo Boo and Cervantes Don Juan had one called Sancho Panza.  Perhaps they are the same characters, translated through different ages.

Kill Your TV

Are you nuts? Kill your TV?! That’s total insanity. Without TV a person might have to sit on the couch and meditate, or for heaven’s sake take a deep breath and do some exercise. This is a least one of the difference between Yogi Bear and Yogi Ramacharaka. The TV bear was into eating. Atkinson delineated Eastern breathing exercises in his publication, The Science of Breath.

In that book, he writes

“Eminent authorities have stated that one generation of correct breathers would regenerate the race, and disease would be so rare as to be looked upon as a curiosity. Whether looked at from the standpoint of the Oriental or Occidental, the connection between correct breathing and health is readily seen and explained.”    

Is Our Culture Sick?

More than 133 million Americans, or 45 percent of the population, have at least one chronic condition. These conditions include arthritis, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular (heart) disease, depression and diabetes, though these are only a few of many chronic illnesses that negatively impact the lives of Americans. (from Google)

Exercise:

Right now take a deep breath. Relax, let it out. Now, tense your toes, curl them up. Take another deep breath. Send the energy of the breath down to your toes. Tense your calves a bit, relax; take a deep breath and send the breath energy down there. Continue up your body, tensing and sending breath energy to each area and finish with your head and face. After this, tense the whole body a bit and relax. . . .  Relax everywhere. 

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You Want to be a Millionaire

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A Few Million Would be Really Nice.

On the other hand, taxes will take half off the top. Your friends and relatives will want another half. The new house or remodel will cost another half. Later, when you’re living in the van on the street you will think back about your life, especially if you had an irresistible lover, and you’ll sing a Robert Palmer song:

She’s unavoidable, I’m backed against the wall
She gives me feelings like I never felt before
I’m breaking promises, she’s breaking every law
She used to look good to me, but now I find her
Simply irresistible . She’s so fine, there’s no tellin’

. . . where the money went”

Is It Necessary to be a Millionaire?

Being a millionaire is good. A billionaire is better. How about a trillion? It’s just too much. What kind of life do you want to create for yourself? What’s the final result of your efforts. When you start a project, it’s good to keep the end in mind.

Be the Person You Want to Be.

In a great book, The Millionaire Course, author Marc Allen writes that being a millionaire has nothing to do with being the person that you want to be. He writes,

“Understanding that makes things a lot easier for us: We don’t need to achieve our goals of success in the world before we can find enjoyment and even fulfillment in our lives, because enjoyment and fulfillment are found within us, not out there in the world, and certainly not in a big house or hefty bank account or diversified investment portfolio.”

He goes on to relate what Eckhart Tolle says in the power of now.

“All we need to do is get the inside right, and then the outside will take care of itself.”

Exercise

Create a perfect day in your thoughts. What would it be like awakening, going about your morning routine, going out or staying in? Make everything just right. Create just one day of perfection. Add in whatever senses, tastes and fragrances, sights and sounds and textures that fit in that day.

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Call Your Spirit Home

Ask Any Vegetable

In 1966 Frank Zappa came out and sang the lyrics:

Call any vegetable
And the chances are good
That a vegetable will respond to you

We’re not vegetables; We’re humans.

Humans move, talk and dance with Spirit.

 

But what is spirit? 

Have you ever seen a horse that’s running free? It’s a good metaphor for Spirit because what animals do besides hunting for food, eating and mating is . . . they play and have fun.

Ella Fitsgerald sang,  “Birds do it. Bee’s do it. Let’s fall in love.”

Sometimes We Get Depressed

And feel like we’re stuck, in the doldrums, frozen, between a rock and a hard place. We may be growing, but we feel like a vegetable. What to do when that happens?

Here’s an exercise that will get call back your Spirit so you can feel better and ad a little play to your life. You can do this at home but it works a lot better when you’re out.

EXERCISE: 

When you’re at a coffee shop or a restaurant go to the entrance and open the door. Reach up your hand and wave. Call your name and say “(your name) come back. Hey (your name)! Come back!” 

Now, the people in the coffee shop or restaurant don’t know who you’re calling, that you’re calling your spirit, and they don’t care. Maybe your friend has the same name as you. Who knows? So do it. 

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How Aware Are You?

 

Two hands praying?

 

We Sleep Through Life

The 4th way is a study which promotes the idea that we live in a world which is actually asleep. In an analogous way to actual sleep and waking up, there is a higher state of consciousness than our normal being. In this higher state everyone else seems to be asleep.

Almost Everyone Believes They Are Awake

People don’t remember who they really are. We go through life thinking we’re aware, conscious and awake to at least most of what is happening through us and to us. But is this the case.?

The First Step.

As in AA–Alcoholics Anonnomous–the first step is to admit you’ve been lying to yourself. One admits they are an alcoholic. To wake up to the fact we are asleep we need to admit we’re sleeping. The following exercise comes from Vernon Howard:

   Every day we walk through many doorways. We go to the bathroom, enter the kitchen, leave the house, go to work and so on. Each time we have to go through a doorway. Make up your mind right now, today, whenever you go through a doorway you will stop and take notice. Make a note of it in your mind.  When you do this exercise, you will notice something very strange. At some point you will walk through a doorway and not notice.  . . .  Notice that also.

This is the beginning development of your power to remember yourself. 

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Unleash Instinctual Vitality

Pictures of two hands in light
Capture Vitality

 

How Do We Become More Vital?

Dictionary.com defines vitality as exuberant physical strength or mental vigor. a person of great vitality has the capacity for survival or for the continuation of a meaningful or purposeful existence. Vitality is the power to live or grow. 

So How Do We Get Great Vitality?

Wait! Wait  a minute. I’m not happy with that definition. We can’t define “vitality” by defining it as “great vitality.”  But for sure, we know it when we see it. Someone walks into a room and everyone turns. Who’s this striding to the forefront? What’s that special quality? It’s not exactly “savoir fare” which means to speak appropriately; it’s closer to “Joie de vivre” which means joy for life. But really, it’s more like an internal feeling which is being transmitted to you from them. You can’t help yourself; your attention is drawn to them.

Link to Great Vitality.

In his seminal book Movements of Power, Bob Klein writes:

To put it very simply, the individual human body is but one level on which you exist. It is a point you can focus on. The interplay of attention and creativity can move to other physical objects and to other kinds of experiences. The animating of a human body is a creative act that we are involved in at every moment. This animating is affected by how we creatively use attention.

Golden Key

The key is to pay attention to your own vitality. 

Here’s today’s exercise:

Notice through the day what you pay attention to. How much attention is on the internal body activity, as compared with the senses, as compared with thought, as compared with physical sensations. Is attention mainly concentrated in one part of the body–the head, the stomach, the feet–where?

Bob Klein’s book is an amazing window to developing internal power and vitality. It’s a good read. Get it now.


 

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Steve

 

 

UNBLOCKING YOUR ENERGY BODY

                                           Don Juan

Energy Gets Stuck

You are more than a simple physical body, more than just your emotions and your thinking machinery. You are a being of light with an energy body that radiates as it interacts with the people and the environment around you; but sometimes congestion forms in that energy body.

Our Limits are Larger than We Think.

The boundaries we perceive as the separation between us and others and the environment are actually much larger, and extend much further than we believe.

We Think Too Small

Our boundaries are’t what human’s conceive of in our ordered thoughts, but extend to a totality of resources that are never used–simply because of the preconceived ideas that humans are limited.

MAGICAL

In Magical Passes, Carlos Castaneda quotes Don Juan. “Energy which is essential for handling intent . . . is continuously dispelled from the vital centers located around the liver, pancreas, and kidneys . . . and settles down at the bottom of the luminous sphere. This energy needs to be constantly shirred and re-routed.”

Grinding With the Feet

Pivot on the balls of the feet from left to right and then right to left. Move sideways and back this way while moving the arms in unison. That is, like walking. The right arm moves forward as the left moves back. Repeating this movement accounts for the total engagement of the limbs and internal organs and disperses stuck energy. Do this for a few minutes each day for a week.

Pivot toward More Life.

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TONING

 

HOW TO TONE

One of the aids to healing which toning provides is the cleansing of the field.  Another is to invite the subconscious mind to cooperate with ideas held in the rational mind and to bring about a condition of wholeness–body, mind and soul for the person.

Close Your Eyes

It is natural for all living things to move. The tides move, sape rises and falls in tress, plants move. It is unnatural for the body to be held in a rigid position. So let your body sway slightly to get the feelings of the rhythm of life, life’s pulsation, your breating. Finally, feel the oneness of all life throbbing in all of nature.

Feel the Magical Process.

Everything is alive within and around you. Relax the jaw so that the teeth are slightly parted. Let your body speak. Let sound come up from it, not down upon it from your mind.

Let Your Body Groan

Let it sigh a deep audible sigh. This is the feeling of release–an emptying out which is a resting. Encourage your body to be vocal. Start with low groans.

Abandon Everything

And let your body groan. You may think you have nothing to grown about but you will be surprised. All the hurts, physical and emotional, which you have received are buried in your subconscious memory.

Groaning Offers Relief.

And a door is opened so the repressed feelings of you entire life flow out of you.  This may come out in protests like “I’m tired of everything!” or “I can’t take it anymore!” Go with it. Go deeper. Follow the sound. Release!

Allow Yourself to Enjoy

The sensations around you–the sensations are the feeling of new aliveness. This is the way to More Life.

This exercise comes from TONING, The Creative Power of the Voice by Laurel Elizabeth Keyes.  Click on the icon below to buy it from Amazon. It’s a wonderful book which will open you and you’ll feel more alive.

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