The “rule of three” is a common feature in communication. It’s found for example in literature and writing in general, rhetoric and public speaking, and the art of comedic delivery. (And there it is again, in that sentence!) The Latin phrase “omne trium perfectum” (every set of three is complete/perfect) conveys the same idea as the rule of three. For quite some time, we have preferred things to be in threes. Now when a long-held belief system—one that appears so obviously “right” as to be unquestionable—shows signs of uncertainty in the human psyche, the rule of three often comes in to help us take notice of its predicament.
It often takes three intuitional prompts for an individual to become aware of an important belief’s instability in their own psyche so that they might go on to examine its validity. At the collective level of the psyche, for the majority to be made aware of a faulty Continue reading “May mayhem in Manchester may affect May’s ambitions”
How to be responsibly responsive and dissipate your fear
In Part 1 of this blog article I said that most people will be experiencing just two feelings now that Donald Trump has begun his Presidency. Fear and excitement. If you’re feeling predominantly fearful (anger, frustration, and resentment are reflections of fear) then you’ll need to be in full control of your responsive actions if you want to stand any chance of changing the reality that’s disturbing you. You must have a responsible mindset if you are to be effectively response-able.
Feelings are independent energy forms that alert your conscious mind to information about to transfer directly from your inner (spiritual) self. They often act as “emotional-signals,”[i] telling you that you’re creating emotional energy within you. And that emotional energy has a desire to be expressed. If you’re feeling excited by events then you are in an excellent mental position to Continue reading “Now Trump’s in, What do I do About My Fear? (Part 2 of 2)”
In my last post (Will Trump trump Brexit?) I said, “It doesn’t matter who’s elected [as President]. What crucially matters is that we take heed of the psychic communications encapsulated by the feelings and emotions the events stir up within each of us.” Now that Trump has the Presidency, there are now two feelings, backed by a flooding of emotional energy, at the forefront of your mind—steering the focus of your imagination. These are fear and excitement—perhaps in equal proportions—but whatever your allegiances, fear will be the first to wrestle with your attention.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re not an admirer of Trump, a Democrat or Republican, an American national or otherwise, white, black, brown, or purple, male or female, straight or gay, in a minority or a majority, informed or uninformed, interested or apathetic—you will be experiencing a surge of emotional energy originating from the very depths of our Continue reading “Now Trump’s in, What do I do About My Fear? (Part 1 of 2)”
Underpinning any truly alarming or thoroughly obnoxious mass event is a subtle communication emanating from the spiritual roots of human consciousness. We co-create such events so that deep-seated unconscious psychological issues are brought into our conscious awareness. The more shocking the event, the more important it is for us to decipher and heed the encapsulated message if we are to change our future reality to a more compassionate and loved-filled one for humanity.
The race for the Republican nomination for the US presidency is one such example of an alarming mass event spiritually calculated to shock us into examining a core issue within our Western psyche. I am truly grateful to Donald Trump for bringing into view, through wearing the high visibility jacket of his bombastic personality, a superficial set of odious beliefs that stem from and blanket the core issue. Moreover, I have to say that Mr. Trump, although clearly unaware of his title role of devil’s advocate in this revealing rumpus, has my deepest appreciation, if not my vote. (Actually, he can’t have my vote as I’m British, but you get what I mean.)
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I’m afraid I’ve neglected my Blog page over the last couple of months due to much of my time being spent preparing my long-awaited online course. My last post was around the start of the desperate migrant crisis in Europe, and in giving my opinion and sharing my thoughts on the matter, the Natural Principle of Compassion was highlighted. As the Dalai Llama alluded to back in the 15th Century, practicing compassion is an absolute must for our survival in the physical realm. For the individual, compassion, expressing kindness, is often seen as something we do for others. We tend to neglect ourselves when practicing compassion, unaware that self-compassion is equally important to our personal well-being.
Which is why I have created the Mastery of Self-compassion online course.
There are many self-development, self-improvement, self-realization, and life-coaching courses and workshops out there these days. Over the past 30 years, I have done quite a few of them. A few of the few had a profound affect upon me at the time. I remember my mind being temporarily “altered” by a week-long intensive Psychosynthesis course back in 1989. My perception of speed when driving home (after not driving the entire week) was mesmerized by how fast it was possible to move, and I had an almost palpable sense of responsibility as I drove my dangerous half-ton box of metal through the streets of London. I simply couldn’t bare going faster than 25 m.p.h. And this of a 35 year-old male! The drive home took a while.
The Psychosynthesis course came at the start of a lengthy period of self-discovery, a period I know now will continue for the rest of my life. Like all the other courses I’ve attended, what I might have learned from the experience takes very little time to fade into insignificance. I’ll look through my notes after a year or two and wonder why I wrote “NB” next to an entry.
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