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Jesus, the donkey and the carrot before your nose ~occupy wallstreet.

September 30th, 2011 No Comments » Filed under The Hawk Mindset

Remember that saying? about the donkey following the carrot before its nose that it could never reach because the reality is that the hopelessly desired carrot  was hanging from a stick on its back to keep him going with the illusion that someday in the distant uncertain future his watered mouth will get a hold of the carrot?

I don’t know about you, but a part of me always had that sensation of going after a carrot before my nose that I could never reach…I love the symbolism of the donkey it’s definitely worth revisiting and revalue as the sacred animal that it is.

Ina Woolcott  with http://www.shamanicjourney.com/article/6136/donkey-power-animal-symbol-of-intelligence-dedication says “Donkey is symbolic of versatility, intelligence, eager worker, determination, stubbornness, spiritual dedication, undying faith in the creative force, willingness to take onboard the responsibilities and burdens of others (beast of burden).

Donkey’s have long been misrepresented and misunderstood by the ignorant masses. First domesticated roughly 4,500 years ago, they were regarded to be a status symbol for their owners. Versatile, eager workers with a kind nature and gentle intelligence donkeys can live for 40 years plus.

It can cross the desert without a problem. I also feel that this metaphor is so relevant with the recent events of the 99%  Americans occupying Wall Street.

Then there is the symbol of the donkey when Jesus entered in Jerusalem. Rev Rebecca evokes it like this: ”

The irony may have been lost on the people at the time, the way it is lost on most of us today, but Jesus’ “triumphal entry” was not that of a General or a warrior. No, such men ride stallions. Jesus rode in on a donkey. This symbolized that Jesus came on a mission of peace. The donkey revealed Jesus to be a humble peasant on a peace mission, not a military warrior.

This donkey, this symbol of peace is important on several levels. The donkey is the animal that is often used to mock and ridicule others. The word “ass” is not a flattering one, we use it to ridicule people. As GK Chesterton wrote of the donkey, he is the “devil’s walking parody of four footed things.”

It is time for the loyal and noble donkey to awake and acknowledge that the carrot was never within its reach…it
was actually hanging from a stick inserted on its back  without notice. It probably happened one Monday morning  he was distracted. There,  the juicy carrot had been all along.  Hanging before its nose…on a stick…from  his back.

…To follow without question. Like a Madison Ave ad on TV. Creating the illusion with juicy orange  neon lights.

It is time for the noble and loyal donkey to start seeing  the carrot in its heart and give up the fallacy…the fallacy that the very valued carrot bringing the vitamin E with the help of  the energy of the sun for its survival could be created abundantly by him from the feelings in  its heart all along…

It is time for rejoicing.

The loyal and noble donkey who could cross deserts mountains and valleys  with the chant of persistence and humility  is starting a new journey.

The journey of abundance.

It is time for the noble and loyal donkey to discombobulate the stick on its back, ask for  help to other donkeys and find the belief in its heart that they together  are  capable of manifesting their own real juicy carrots  to enable them to find the carrots they actually need to finally have  the well deserved  carrot feast he could only dream before, and start  the very existence of abundance.

Because what the powers that were never calculated is that by pushing the donkey around and around to keep it going forgot to take care of the string which wore old and tore apart . I am grateful for the idea of the carrot nevertheless…it kept the vision going and that is what the loyal donkey needed. To imagine.

~Luz~

Supporting Occupy Wall Street all the way!

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The person in the mirror

August 27th, 2011 No Comments » Filed under The Hawk Mindset

 

A couple of days ago my  endearing sister Ani Kaspar posted a fascinating application  on my wall. (I always love to follow Ani and play with Ani because among many other genius things she walks,  she discovers these great toys). The application  showed my fb picture  framed by facebook and read this short message above the picture : “May God always bless this kind person below with  peace, love and happiness.” Underneath my picture it said: “yes, t’s you”… I looked at it,  read it, looked at the picture and just felt like wooohooo that’s me!!! …so good. I felt so completely acknowledged!. Thank you Ani! Exactly what I needed this morning (and probably every morning until I leave this ungrateful planet). ..(Smile)  Kidding,  it was pure sense of joy!

Then when I read the thread I was curious as how it worked…it looked like everybody in the thread had received the same thing.

(~~~!!!~~~???)

Wait a minute, how do you send something to one person with that person’s pic and everybody receives it with their picture… Anyway. Pretty hard to understand  mechanism for my my right brain thinking.  It was clear it also felt like magic for everybody who received it the same way it felt like magic for me. Ani kept saying : “share , pointing at the link …Then I decided to share. It intrigued me  how it worked and this was a way to explore the intriguing application.

My thread kept growing and bringing more happy people touched by the magic. The thread is still growing after 48 hours!

Fascinating stuff. (Some people were saying it was a spam but I checked everything with other friends and so far looks like is completely legit…you know how careful you have to be with spammers if you’ve been in fb for a while.) The other great advantage of the application is that it brought to my wall so many people I haven’t talked in a long time almost instantly. Pretty cool!

This led me to confirm one more time  how so very crucial it is for us as human beings to be acknowledged.  That is what this application does for people. Acknowledgment!  What a gift! In a planet where you are considered as a number  and acknowledgment has become by choice  a useless commodity.

That is why a lot doesn’t feel good inside most of the time.  Without acknowledgment we don’t exist. We are a drawing on the wall. When it feels like that, like being a drawing on the wall you are on the way to lose yourself. Therefore that is the moment you are under the ultimate obligation of acknowledging yourself. Why?

Because you are the ultimate authority within yourself and believe it or not, the only acknowledgment that your soul will verify as valid is the one coming from you,  your  ultimate authority. Makes sense? If it does, I want to share with you the status my friend Bruce Fowler wrote  in facebook. I know it will help:

It is about the person in the mirror…

“Never neglect the person you see in the mirror. This is the only person in the world, who has witnessed the entirety of your life. This person has experienced the thick the thin, the highs the lows, the good the bad. There aren’t to many certainties in life, but without a doubt you can always count on the person in the mirror. So in exchange for this life long service be sure to place a high value on him or her.”

…and please don’t forget the person in the mirror is the only person in the world who can truly help you!  Why?

Again, because the only acknowledgment that he or she needs is your  acknowledgment. Nobody else’.  Serious! There is a reason for that.  You are the only one who has the authority  to issue  the codes your soul can verify. The only one that can quiet your restless soul. The illusion is that somebody else can do that when only you can.

What an inspiration Bruce… great image!

At the same time it makes me happy that people come up with creative ways to start bringing acknowledgment to our every day thinking feeling and speaking.

Thanks again Ani and Bruce~~~

…and remember to start acknowledging the person in the mirror as the blessing in your life. Every time he or she shows up in the crystal clear surface of his or her own reflection.

Here are my thoughts on acknowledgment :)

http://www.soulhangout.net/acknowledgement-starts-with-your-soul-and-your-humanity/

 

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It’s Friday Already!

April 9th, 2011 No Comments » Filed under Acknowledgement

My friends over the years have always laughed at me in that way that only true friends mirror back to you with the humor of their acceptance. It happens that as far in the past as I can remember, I always was a junky for that human connection that comes from a smile, a hug, or a soul to soul conversation. It felt so good that it was always the rule to see me hug total strangers on the street after a glance or a two word phrase. I felt it kept me alive…little did I know consciously at the time that there was a very good reason for that. We are all one and living with the pretension of being so separated and in  competition with one another, was a huge burden to carry. So, I went through life acknowledging as many people as I could looking for my drug…the need to be connected, even if it was just waving at every person at every car that passed by when I was 5 years old…it makes me happy that my grandson inherited that condition…a bigger than him need to connect to strangers…what does that mean…that they are not strangers for him, the way they were not strangers for me at an unconscious level.

A few weeks ago in the fast forward wave we are riding, a dear friend on Facebook, the “Hawk”, who has earned her name with honor for walking through life like the sacred bird of the soul, with keen vision, and….., posted in Facebook, one phrase:  “It’s Friday already”. That phrase brought instant memories of  a story about an encounter with a “soul sister” or what we call a “stranger” in this planet. I couldn’t resist to share with my friend the “Hawk” that her post reminded me of this story and I promised to tell her the story…here it goes, a few weeks late, but you don’t mess with a hawk :) .

It was Friday night, late, close to 10 pm.(at the time I did catering on top of my Hispanic Media advertising job, so I had to prepare some food for a client. I headed to the Safeway in Adams Morgan. The place was empty.  You could feel the “farandula” on the streets, and the restaurants and bars around were filled with guests ready to decompress after a rat race week. I did my shopping slowly, almost in slow motion.  When I was done, I walked on the empty aisles heading to the cashier. By the time I was approaching the hall to find the probably only open cashier, there was a black woman probably in her fifties like myself, coming towards me.  She looked at me straight in the eyes and said “It’s Friday!  Already”  I stopped, connected with her eyes and answered, somehow like picking up a conversation we have had before, that was written in the wind… like in total astonishment of that strange perception of time we are used to…”Yes! Can you believe it?…like that, just like that and I snapped my fingers in disbelief.

“Yes!” she said emphasizing even more that sense of absurdity of time, and repeated “Can you believe it?” echoing my disbelief.

“Before you know, you realize on a  Fridays that  5 years went by”, just like that” I added opening my arms to gesture with my hands the feeling of empathy and acknowledgment… Yes!!! years gone…just like that…She answered: “Yes!!! Just like that.  It was then when we started a duo of laughter.  The kind of laughter that comes from your stomach…the best kind, especially if it is in the same frequence of vibration. From then on,   we completely lost track of time. I don’t know how long we laughed, I don’t know if there were people around, I don’t know if the cashier was there watching us…it felt like it was her and myself our laughter, our connection and the thought we were sharing…the absurdity of time. I don’t know how long the laughter lasted. I know it lasted as long as we both were completely satisfied with its vibration. I know when it finally ended  felt like I landed in my body again and there it was. The cashier probably patiently waiting to run our  groceries through the register. We cashed out and hugged. A long,  bear endearing and grateful hug with no restrictions. We both thanked each other. “Have a beautiful life and see you in five years” I said laughing. We smiled with that satisfied smile that comes after pleasure, a moment of  oneness in the land of separation… each one took her own way. I never saw her again, and I always will remember her with gratefulness and love for those moments of  joy.

Thank you Bertee, for reminding me of that experience.

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“The Hawk Mindset” A “Thought Masters” Transformational Training

March 31st, 2011 No Comments » Filed under The Hawk Mindset

What is it?

My newly developed program.

But let me tell you the story…It happened in facebook  as so many other things happening  dispersed within thoughtful and soulful facebook threads.

My fb friend Dalia ElGabaly gets in my chat box to say “hi”  and touch base, as many other times before when we talked about our mutual projects in life purpose.  We are pretty much on the same page. She is the first Arab woman to bring NLP to the Arab countries I profoundly admire her.  She has been telling me for a while now,  while I have been working  in creating my program,  that she wanted to translate it  into Arabic as soon as it was ready. We have  been exploring on several ideas to work together in the near future.

Now I have her in my chat box. Excited about the news, I tell her that the program map, is ready to go and in the editing  process. After a few minutes of chatting she asked me the question: “What is the name of the program?”  I stopped, thought for a moment  and remember  how the name of the format came from a thread from facebook.  “Co-Creative Circles of Coherence”  mastermind groups to consciously connect and combine intelligence. Remember? It was my facebook  friends who helped me come up with a concept for the mastermind groups. Right then is when I realized I had done everything to launch the program except think of a name for it.  It made me laugh!

I don’t remember what I answered to Dalia, but soon we went on with the situation about Egypt and her involvement in the revolutionary process…as everything she does it was a  fascinating revolutionary experience.

So, after we finished chatting, as you can imagine,  she left  me with the need to find the name, PRONTO.  Prior to this incident with Dalia, I  had a conversation with Michelle Nixon, my partner and friend about “The Hawk”.  Michelle had said she loved the visual and the word hawk in the title. After all, the hawk is an important component of the program.  It happens that the first step  is to assign a hawk to watch your thoughts…A Hawk provides a powerful symbolism to our equation.  I love what Susannah  @ “Divine Sparks”  has to say about that symbolism.

Here it is…you will understand how powerful it is to have a hawk as a model and on your side.

“In representation to humanity, the hawk is called messenger, protector and visionary. Keen vision is one of its greatest gifts. Hawks see things others miss.

The hawk comes to you indicating that you are now awakening to your soul purpose, your reason for being here. It can teach you how to fly high while keeping yourself connected to the ground…” (read the rest)

http://divinesparks.blogspot.com/2008/04/hawk-symbolism.html

Thank you so much Susannah for that profoundly powerful article.

I am so grateful to Michelle for seeing  the need to bring our hawk to the title. She definitely has the “Hawk” mindset.  After giving it a little thought, the name came up: “Hawk  Mindset”  A Thought Master Training for Entrepreneurs. It came up on March 23rd. 2011.

Therefore my friends, after 4 years of research and a lifetime of conscious experience in the field of the thoughts, I am proud to share the name of  “The Hawk Mindset” program soon to be launched and the story behind it with you. You all are participants of this journey.

So what is the “Hawk Mindset”?

It is an experimental experiential program consciously connecting and combining information to inspire the Art of the Cooperative Entrepreneur mindset, divided in 3 modules.

  1. “Thought Masters” (I know you are thinking “what’s up with the hawk” ). To become a “Thought Master”, the first step is to assign a hawk to monitor your thoughts.  Thought Masters  know how to use  the power of their thoughts to work for them instead of against them.  To get there, they need keen vision to monitor. The Hawk becomes your left hand.
  2. “The Seven Pillars of Thought, the Foundation of the Mindset. Acknowledgment-Truth-Fear-Judgment-Error-Clarity-Self Responsibility”. An in depth review of the pillar concepts in your mind to align them to the same vibration of your heart.
  3. “Your Inner Child, head of your Visionary Team.” Incorporate your Inner Child in your life.  Your right hand. Recover and remember your right brain attributes, creativity, innovation, community collaboration, critical thinking and more. Your Inner Child will make them work for you. He will become the motor of your passion to contribute.

In other words, when you create your Internal Visionary Team, those are the two most important parts of yourself you need to remember. The hawk and your Inner Child will take you anywhere you envision going. Your left hand and your right hand in partnership.

I want to thank everybody who helped with their ideas and enlightened conversations to make this come true.

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