Christmas Message: The Return of Light

Each year a local church sends out a card with the times of its Christmas services. The picture on the front changes annually, but the headline is always the same.

HOPE IS BORN

The idea of decorating Christmas trees has its roots in Winter solstice

This is sent to us at a time of darkness when we are in such desperate need of finding a better way for living our lives in creative harmony and support for each other.

Just when the power of the sun is at it’s very lowest, and the night of the beginning of Winter solstice (about 21st – 23rd December, this year 21st)  the very longest of the year, if we will give ourselves the opportunity, we can focus on our own dark shadow side and begin to realise when and where we, as individuals have not lived up to the ideal of expressing Good Will to all men.

If we can but acknowledge it, this dark place within is our place of hope and creativity, and the place where we begin to know ourselves as ultimately ‘light’ filled. Here we can transform our deep and long held (and mostly unconscious) fears of being exploited by betrayal, abandonment, rejection, humiliation and being the victim in an unjust world. Here we can convert those fears back to their original positive expression as at our very beginnings.

Faith in the ultimate goodness of all life, and charity as our way of serving that ideal, while Hope, with the returning power, the rebirth of Light at Christmas can inspire us to a changed future.

Have a M-E-R-R-Y  C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S !

’til we meet again,

Walk in Beauty;

Walk in Peace.

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Causing the Miraculous by Spreading Beauty, Truth & Harmony

Johnathan Brooks MA, PG Dip, MAC is a Life 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 Postgraduate Diploma Degree in ‘Coaching and NLP’ which he passed with a ‘Commendation’, and a Master of Arts in  ‘Applied Coaching’. He is based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

He is a full member of the Association for Coaching (MAC), a Gold member of The Professional Guild of NLP and a full member of European and Mentoring Council (UK).

Stolen Generations: Survivors of the Indian Adoption Projects and 60’s Scoop

Due to the success of Two Worlds (Book 1) and Called Home (Book 2), I was asked to write the introduction for the new anthology Stolen Generations (Book 3), which was published April 2016.

Stolen_Generations_Cover_for_KindleA highly anticipated follow up to the history-making anthologies TWO WORLDS and CALLED HOME: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects series, STOLEN GENERATIONS: Survivors of the Indian Adoption Projects and 60s Scoop offers more narratives on the history of land-taking and child theft/adoption projects in the name of Manifest Destiny in North America. These narratives make clear that Lost Children are not only survivors but resilient. A collection of adoptees’ firsthand accounts and the historical background of the Indian Adoption Projects and 60s Scoop, along with pertinent news, quotes and bibliography, this stunning new anthology has been edited by award winning journalist, adoptee-author Trace L Hentz (formerly DeMeyer).

Contributor: INTRO: Johnathan Brooks (Northern Cheyenne & Cree)

You can order the book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stolen-Generations-Children-Adoption-Projects/dp/0692615563/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1472472318&sr=1-1&keywords=Stolen+Generations+Trace

 

’til we meet again,

Walk in Beauty;

Walk in Peace.

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Causing the Miraculous by Spreading Beauty, Truth & Harmony

Johnathan Brooks, MAC, MA, PG Dip is a Life 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), a Masters of Arts Degree in ‘Applied Coaching’ and has a Post Graduate Diploma Degree in ‘Coaching and NLP’, which he passed with a ‘Commendation’. And is based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

He is a full member of the Association for Coaching (MAC), a Gold member of The Professional Guild of NLP and a full member of European and Mentoring Council (UK).

Christmas Message: Visions Of Hope

At Christmas time we light candles to hope and look forward expectantly for the rebirth of goodwill between all men. But then we read or hear the world news.

Christmas candles of Hope for the rebirth of goodwill between all men.
Christmas candles of Hope for the rebirth of goodwill between all men.

The visions of Christmastide show no signs of becoming reality in the New Year, rather, there seems to be an increase in divisiveness. But there is still hope.

Even while candles are still burning on our Trees of Life, and daylight hours are lengthening, the news of a new shadow of darkness, of deprivation, greed and hostility appears to be separating us further from some of our fellow men.

In earlier epochs it was understood by mankind that prosperous, peaceful communities were created by women using their intuitive wisdom and inspirations, while men, providing qualities of physical strength and focus could turn those inspirations into the practical realities of daily living. Both were necessary in the creation of meaning for authentic lives, but if one quality became devalued (as those of womanhood still are) then mankind could not prosper, and wars initiated by males seeking to demonstrate or prove the superiority of their strength and dogmatic ideas compared with the wider less fixed viewpoint of women ensued.

But now we are at the very beginning of a new 21 hundred year cycle of a new era – the Aquarian Age who sign is that of female nurturing water being poured onto a thirsty earth. In the culture of some First Nation Americans, understanding this ancient scenario, after years of infighting between some tribes (including my own Northern Cheyenne) The Great Law of Peace was written.

This is called the Iroquois Constitution (around 1142 AD), and the Chiefs declared that in future leaders of tribes will be decided upon by women, for two reasons:

The first was that only women could decide with detached selflessness that which was best for the tribe – men often being influenced by the power of their personal egos; and secondly, because women were the ones who suffered the greatest pain of giving birth and losing loved ones in battle only they were the ones who can decide if war was worth dying for.

Today we have to ask ourselves if the influence, of women is going sufficiently to bring the visions of Christmas closer to manifestation. Hopefully, the time is approaching when both men and women are able to demonstrate the qualities of both, and lead integrated whole lives, able to overcome the distortions in the heart and minds of our sick presently seemingly separated brethren.

’til we meet again,

Walk in Beauty;

Walk in Peace.

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Causing the Miraculous by Spreading Beauty, Truth & Harmony

Johnathan Brooks, MAC, PG Dip is a Life 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’ which he passed with a ‘Commendation’. And is based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

He is a full member of the Association for Coaching (MAC), a Gold member of The Professional Guild of NLP and a full member of European and Mentoring Council (UK).

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Easter Message: Christ Did Not Die For Sin

If he didn’t die for our sins, then for what purpose did he die for?

The fact that we ask such a question, just goes to show how well the Vatican has kept all the original ancient scrolls from the public, that were written while Jesus was still alive, which would be nearer to the truth of Jesus’s teachings compared to other peoples interpretation written sixty years after Jesus’ death.

Take the Gospel of Thomas which was found in 1945 along with many other scrolls. Thomas was Jesus’ brother, but the Vatican wouldn’t want you to believe that Jesus had brothers and sisters like any other normal family. Thomas wrote down what Jesus actually said with no interpretations. What would be the motivation of the Vatican to keep us in the dark? Why does it take so long for gospels and 800 plus ancient scrolls to be published?

Answer: To fulfil and continue the belief system that Jesus died for our sins and that we continue to pay for our sins, by installing fear of punishment.

Not much freedom and choice in that!

It is completely nonsensical to depict God as revengeful who takes it out on his son!

As with most religious festivals, the giving of eggs at Easter is a pagan celebration symbolising the death of your old self and the rebirth of the new you. So what does that mean? It means letting go of our personality or ego, our attachment to our body and our emotions etc, and ascending to higher consciousness. We have a body, we have emotions but we should not be given by them, i.e. running our lives.

When you read the story of the events leading up to Jesus’ death, you’ll realise that he could have lived, but exercised non-attachment to his flesh and chose to die. According to the Gospel of Judas, Judas was a catalyst to Jesus fulfilling his purpose.

According to Judas, he says to Jesus that he had a dream that he does something to Jesus, but doesn’t know what, but would condem his name forever and this worries him. Jesus turns to Judas and says he MUST do the deed, when the situation arises, otherwise he (Jesus) cannot not fulfill his purpose.

Judas was pivotal to Jesus fulfilling his purpose on Earth.

It takes a very strong person to take the leap of faith to fulfil their purpose by choosing to die and to give up material, body, and over come our lower personality nature, and accept a higher will, and release our divine being that is within.

For Judas, that makes him a Saint, an unsung hero. But this is not how the Vatican has been depicting Judas or wants to. Jesus by ordering Judas to fulfill his part, means there was no sin, which means there would be no holy sacrament which means there would be no church serivce which means there would be no church!

And there lies the motivation to keep this sin myth and belief system going. The whole foundation of dogma Christianity would be shaken and would cease to exist in it’s current form! Pure Christianity would still flow. Ways of being ‘Love’ and ‘Peace’ with choice and Freedom.

We can still wish each other happy Easter though, as it doesn’t alter the fact that we rise.

Here’s to truth and Happy Easter!

‘Walk in Peace;

‘Walk in Beauty’

Johnathan

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