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August 3rd, 2010 2 Comments » Filed under Inner Child Quote

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It was through the feeling of wonder that men  now and at first began to philosophize.

~Aristotle~

And I ask you:  Where does that feeling of wonder come from if not from the wondrous child we all carry within. That child that came with the connection to divinity. That child who was taken away from that connection and needs to remember he is not only  entitled to it, but has the vital need to reconnect with it to put his/her own sense of wonder to work for your passion  to contribute.

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It’s the thoughts, stupid!

March 6th, 2008 4 Comments » Filed under The Hawk Mindset

istock_000004782465xsmall.jpgYes, can you believe it?  It’s the thoughts, it was like that all along.  After all these years thinking the solution to our problems laid in a foggy castle of a far away and foreign reign with the illusion that somehow, in a magic pastel color way one day is going to materialize in front of our eyes and fix everything… too much of misinterpreted fairy tale mentality over too many years. Now we have to discern.  Who would have thought that the magic wand to the miracle of change is in those millions of  unimportant and irrelevant thoughts marching in our head daily and persistently.

I just can’t get enough of it. The idea that the power I always longed for was there, inside, in my thoughts, within reach, totally fascinates me. Believe me, I searched. I did, long and hard. I am flabbergasted with the reality that I actually have a magic wand in my hands. Not afar… Right here, inside. Go figure, that level of simplicity .  I am so grateful to me, for allowing myself to see it.  Every day.  The alternative would have been more of the same and we all know how that feels.

In the beginning, it was difficult. Hard work, but just because you have to pay more attention, and attention towards the inside is something you are not accustomed to.  That’s the hard work.  To put the effort into getting accustomed to something. It’s not too bad.  The rewards are effortlessly dancing the power of your life without distractions or interruptions. You redirected the attention to the center.  From the center there is a better view of everything.

Those thoughts that seem harmless.  However, they are preventing you to be you…and is so many of them.  Millions. Dr Stanley Haleakala Hew Len, the Hoopono master, co-author with Joe Vitale of “Zero Limits”  says there are about 15.000.000.  An imaginary  giant “white out” would go a long way. You just picture it in your head and click to any disposable thought. Imagine, 15.000.000!  It’s too long the list of bad habits that have to be erased from our database. It will take some effort.  In a way is like unlearning all the learned. To see again with the freshness of your innocent child. Your essence. You might start doing it, without delay. This is the kind of thing you don’t postpone.

Those thoughts that  trespassed the fences of your free will, installing  themselves in your head.  The lamenting choir of the oracle, weaving   a patched up reality that does not pertain to you.  That’s the worst part, they are not even your own thoughts.  They made their way through, when you were little or vulnerable, you couldn’t help it. Then, they grew roots. You got used to them. Attached to the misconceived concept of comfort. The comfort of  the known. You see through their eyes a lot of the times. The thing is,  your life ought to be seen only through your own eyes.

You keep having doubts or  indecision ?  Assert your right to fail.

Imagine that you call an internal  mandatory meeting.

Yes, invite all those people having a conversation inside your head. They show up in the form of one of your parents or both, your siblings, your friends, one neighbor, your grandmother your spouse or the 3rd grade teacher. All those voices whose volume is  louder than yours. Whatever voice that’s influencing your behavior, instead of the voice of your soul.

Those familiar voices. The baby blanket that we have outgrown.  A part of you wants to hold on to them… you have been doing it for years… The uncertainty of the unknown makes you nervous. Nevertheless, they only are memories from the past,  trying to assert themselves in the present. They belong with a photo album.  With their whisper of wisdom  from their experience. Not a vital voice in the stage of your life today.

Invite them to sit around a round table and tell them how grateful  your are for them. How you appreciate their existence in your life. And yes, you love them.  Or you don’t.  Or you don’t know…But for the gods sake this is your life and you need to find your own ways.  Tell them that you as-well as they came to this world with a sacred purpose and it’s your duty to decide what path you take to find it.  You will take charge of your duty.  You will take their advise when necessary. Many times they are right, many times they are wrong. It’s irrelevant. You are willing to assert your right to fail, read the perfection of your errors with them and discern, together. Like the lovely old song, one of my favorites…”the famous man that had to fall to rise again and picks himself up, dust himself off and starts all over again.” He picks himself up.

Get them all to join forces on your cause and support you. Work together. There is always light in the ashes of your errors. It’s up to you to look hard and you need more eyes.  They will help look, and understand .  Create unity.  Team.

Take full responsibility every step. You are the creator, remember?

Under your leadership they will become the mastermind group dedicated to your growth.

Get into the habit of guarding those thoughts.

White out the irrelevant ones. On regular basis.

With the others you follow up like a hawk.

They will adjust with a sense of relief. Before you know, they will be a team on automatic pilot, helping you find the path of your purpose. Your own cheer leaders. Your own support group respecting your free will. Like any project with a good foundation. A healthy mastermind group in your head to project to the outside world. And then you can change the world. You started with you. It’s just a doable strategy.

Don’t forget the phrase, it’s the thoughts, stupid! nothing else. It will be a reminder.In the meantime, share the experience and tell the stories. Is helpful, very helpful.

Luz

The Thought Provoking, Irreverent  Pearl Necklace Grandmother of the 21st C. Paradigm Shifter, Poet, Storyteller, Marketer, Visionary, Blogger, Coach.

Founder Soul Hangout http://soulhangout.net/2171
Founder of  Co-Creative Circles of Coherence, Soul Mastermind Groups. Consciously Connecting & Combining Intelligence with a touch of “Curry”. The 7 “C”‘s of the 7 Condiments of Cooperation

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Sticky: History, a Dusty Old Book or Reality?

February 11th, 2008 3 Comments » Filed under Articles

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I’ve heard it several times. But this time it hit a nerve.

It was at the Bill Maher’s show. (Thank the gods for Bill Maher)

“But we didn’t know what was going to happen in Iraq”

(What did you say…? I beig your pardon..

What do you mean… we didn’t know

I’m not with you on this one, maybe another one, but not this one…Not.

Nor are with you all the people who showed up on the streets and protested around the world against the war.

Nor the people and communities who gathered in their houses to share the pain of impotence, looking at each other with dismay and disbelief.

We all knew. We have a relationship with History. We have a sense of human nature.

We know that if foreign people invade our houses with weapons, kill the SOB of our father, plus a few family members, and take our resources from our own home, to give us candy afterwards, we are not going to be happy. After all, is our house and our father. Regardless of how evil he was and how weird our way of living seems to the foreign people who invaded us. We’ve been doing this for centuries. It’s Our blood… Our tribe… Our territory. Basic human needs. If those needs are taken away, there is not much else to lose. Is there…?

We also know that Iraq’s political borders are recent, enclosing diverse and millenary cultures in an artificially marked territory… “A country younger than Paul Newman”, in Bill Maher’s words. Another fact that doesn’t make things better at this point, after the fact . Don’t you think that we should get it by now?

Messing with people’s houses, territory, and blood, will only make them want to die for the cause… is a worthy cause, isn’t it? Wouldn’t we do the same? What else do they have to lose?. It’s just human nature. Somebody interfering with the natural order of things and most primary needs of a group of human beings is not going to become their favorite person, or hero by magic. No matter how much you wish. Not even in 50 years.

“It’s amazing” -said my father-“that the Vietnamese won the Vietnam war with a bowl of rice, rudimentary weapons, and agricultural tools. Americans spent the same amount of money spent in the 2nd world war.”

And we went on to have the conversation about the strength of the human spirit and how the power of fighting to defend your land in your land, changes the rules of the game, putting the forces of power to test. Transforming weakness into power and power into weakness. Facilitating the emergence of a larger power. The power of the human condition. We were talking about it in the 70s…!

“The Vietnam Conflict” happened in our lifetime. Less than 50 years ago. Oblivion to history and the lessons carrying the knowledge of the experience is a pretty alarming thing when it comes from anybody in a position of authority. Unless there are other interests, of course, in which case, the experience becomes irrelevant.

Salvadorean people have a great saying.  Trying  “to cover the sun with one finger.”is a pretty futile enterprise.

In the nineties, I had a poster in my bedroom with a picture of Albert Einstein that read his quote: “Knowledge is only experience”. I would wake up every day with Albert Einstein reminding me, that my experience was worth living, because it woud derive in knowledge. Exactly as it is. It stayed there, on the wall, for several years. I guess I took it out when the message was incorporated in my system.

History is there, at your disposal, as a huge database of information. Read the rest of this entry »

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