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“When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inward and examine ourselves” ~ Confucius

Now, why do you think he said that?

heyokah When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inward and examine ourselves  ~ Confucius

Heyokah

Well, did you know that the Native American tribe the Cheyenne (and other’s) within the tribe had a society called the Contrary Society. And if you remember the film with Dustman Hoffman ‘Little Big Man’ there is a scene of a Cheyenne Contrary who rode his horse backwards and rode on a different path than the rest of the tribe. The actual scene clearly can’t be taken seriously as it was directed to be a funny scene.

However, there is wisdom and teachings here related to the Confucius quote.

When you are focusing on a problem, you are working the Left brain (Beta brain wave vibration) by sifting and categorising by logical analysis, expressed physically outwardly through right hand side of the body, Yang energy. In this state, no one can really solve a problem and therefore contrary to the way to solve problems.

In Native American teachings, Contrary, Coyote, Heyokah or Trickster wisdom shows that this is not the way to look at things. An alternative view is needed. The magical Coyote (Contrary) is the Tricksters ally. He turns up to ask you to ask yourself what you are doing and why? What change in attitude do you need? The answer could be the exact opposite, the contrary, of the answers you would find for the self i.e. Not the logical answer. Think of the ‘Fool’ in Shakespeare’s play, ‘King Lear’. Whenever the King is being foolish the Fool either walks off scene or stands still and watches his King act the fool instead!

For the left hand brain thinkers amongst you who still quite don’t get it, think of Albert Einstein, not that great in math’s (left brain logic), asked questions in images and solved problems in an ‘Alpha’ state (Right hand brain), away from his Left hand brain ‘Beta’ state.

So what alternative solution are you being asked today?

As you can tell, Contrary, Coyote, Heyokah or Trickster wisdom are one of my favourite characters.

’til we meet again,

Walk in Peace;
Walk in Beauty.

Johnathan

Johnathan Brooks, MAC, PG Dip is a Cognitive Behavioural Coach who has trained in a wide range of personal development treatment methods including the “Power Therapies” (CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (postgrad), EFT Emotional Freedom Technique, Master NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming) and has a Post Graduate Diploma in ‘Coaching and NLP’.

Praying v’s Manifestation

“The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism” – Sir William Osler

Jeanie 300x200 Praying vs ManifestationThe whole basis to Lynn McTaggat’s work is that everything is a constantly fluctuating mass of energy which all of creation exists from and it is our thoughts that influence this mass of energy which shapes our individual reality. And that God = Zero Point Field or Cosmos or The Source Or Mystery. Coming from this belief, it is hard to imagine that God is a person!
Therefore, God is only a label and not a male person. The only advantage to referring to God as a person is that it makes it easier to explain life in some way, in much the same way Native Americans refer to stones as the ‘stone people’ or the ‘tree people’, because everything has consciousness.
The main disadvantage of referring to God as a person though is that you set beliefs that God is up there in the sky which leads to beliefs of separateness between us, nature, the universe, and God, which the planet is now suffering as a result.
As we are all one with everything, then we are also rain. So you pray rain. If you pray for rain, then you are not accepting that rain is a part of you. This old way of praying rain is like visualising the rain and experiencing the essence and quality of the rain/water, this way you are sending out the water vibration and then celebrating that it rained, and because it was good for the whole or good intent it actually rains.
Now, suppose that you wanted to pray for Peace as you were angry at politicians or whoever, the prayers would have no effect because of the anger vibrations rippling out. Therefore, you take on inner peace then you are naturally sending out the Peace vibration.
If you want to pray for a person’s health, you try and stimulate that person’s own healing within, by imagining/visualising the person in good health. This would be a healthy prayer coming from peace, love, compassion etc.
What we’re doing is ordering our life in the best possible way. You attract by your own ability to attract and manifest. You can only do the above if you believe that you are a co-creator or part of God. Then you have a part of creating with all. Part God is part of the Whole.

I think what Gregg Braden has said is spot on about the book Secrets of The Lost Mode of Prayer, “allowing no room for the conscious filtered mind to take a hold. Praying rain helps you avoid one’s inner critic” I would call that similar to having a ‘personality’.
If you just pray to God in the hope that He will make things better, then He will either give you what you want or not depending if you have been good or not. Then praying becomes about trying to change God’s mind, as though he had a personality to change!
If you were to create not coming from, ‘for the good of everybody’ there would be a payback in Karma by dealing with the karma. Not because God judges whether it is right or wrong as God is the Cosmos and the Cosmos does not judge.
Only when you have trust in yourself, others and the trust in the universe’s plan will anyone have true Power and Wisdom.

 

‘Walk in Peace;

Walik in Beauty’
Johnathan

 

Causing the Miraculous by Spreading Beauty, Truth & Harmony

 

Nahavo prayer

May I walk with Beauty before me.
May I walk with Beauty behind me.
May I walk with Beauty above me.
May I walk with Beauty below me.
May I walk with Beauty all around me.
As I walk the Beauty way.

Life in Amusement

Bill Hicks: The Amusement Park

The World is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it’s real, because that’s how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round, and it has thrills and chills and is very brightly colored, and it’s very loud. And it’s fun, for a while.

Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they’ve begun to question, ‘Is this real, or is this just a ride?’, and other people have remembered, and they’ve come back to us and they say ‘Hey, don’t worry. Don’t be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.’ and we KILL THOSE PEOPLE.

“Shut him up! We have alot invested in this ride! SHUT HIM UP! Look at my furrows of worry. Look at my big bank account, and my family. This just has to be real.”

It’s just a ride.

But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that. You ever noticed that? And let the demons run amok. But it doesn’t matter, because … It’s just a ride.

And we can change it anytime we want. It’s only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. A choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear wants you to put bigger locks on your door, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love, instead see all of us as one.

Here’s what we can do to change the world right now, to a better ride:

Take all that money we spent on weapons and defense each year and instead spend it feeding, clothing, and educating the poor of the world, which it would many times over, not one human being excluded, and WE CAN EXPLORE SPACE, TOGETHER, BOTH INNER AND OUTER, forever … in peace.

— Bill Hicks (1961 – 1994)

RIP