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post #641 of 796
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momtoS, did you see my post to you above ~ #638?
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Well, talk about the great undoing!!! I have experienced an almost complete cessation of internal dialogue about DH! What an amazing transformation. This has allowed so much compassion into my heart I am amazed. The Work works! It's hard to describe exactly the process of how the thinking changed. It really is as Katie says, the thoughts stop thinking you...And I must say, it took several days and many repetitions of some of the 'threads' of beliefs. But then one day I realized that so many of those thoughts were just...gone. Wow. So I am continuing with the dismantling of my beliefs (with periodic hormonally induced setbacks ) and I am grateful beyond words for the peace that is infusing my being these days
post #643 of 796
May May -

Did you see my PM?
post #644 of 796
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May May -

Did you see my PM?


Sorry I've not yet responded, wrenbrrd. I have been so busy that I've gotten behind on a lot of my PMs. I will make a point to get to it ASAP.
post #645 of 796
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Well, talk about the great undoing!!! I have experienced an almost complete cessation of internal dialogue about DH! What an amazing transformation. This has allowed so much compassion into my heart I am amazed. The Work works! It's hard to describe exactly the process of how the thinking changed. It really is as Katie says, the thoughts stop thinking you...And I must say, it took several days and many repetitions of some of the 'threads' of beliefs. But then one day I realized that so many of those thoughts were just...gone. Wow. So I am continuing with the dismantling of my beliefs (with periodic hormonally induced setbacks ) and I am grateful beyond words for the peace that is infusing my being these days


Laoxinat . . . I am so inspired! This is a simply fascinating summary of your experience with The Work. Thank you so much for sharing it with us, and please do continue to as things progress for you.

Work it, mama!
post #646 of 796
: Not perfect but I AM getting that thing that Katie says - I am starting to look forward to my buttons getting pushed because the process of undoing is so utterly fascinating to me! I did get irritable with DH tonight though : But, now I get to go do the work on my irritation, so, yay!
post #647 of 796
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Ah . . .



A word of caution: Go easy with that button-pushing request.


When you ask for the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, the flood gate tends to open wide because the the gray area between open and closed seems not to exist in the universe's definition of things, in my experience. But, at least you'll get what you came for.
post #648 of 796
Okay, thanks May May.
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Oh I am sorry I have not replied. I have done something else that has made me feel awful. I can't PM someone about it....I will return when I can to do the first step....
post #650 of 796
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momtoS, if it helps, please know that there are no new stressful thoughts in the entire universe.


They're all recycled.


And please also know that this thread is all about unconditional support. All about it. We are here for you, dear.




post #651 of 796
I get these daily groove emails and this one especially reminded me of this thread, I thought I would share. blessings~~

THE DAILY GROOVE ~ by Scott Noelle
www.enjoyparenting.com/dailygroove

:: Your Emotional Guidance ::

Nature designed our bodies to feel *pleasure* when we
do things that are good for us and *pain* when we do
things that aren't. For example, eating feels good
when you're hungry, but it hurts when you're full.

Just as physical feelings are meant to guide us toward
physical well-being, *emotions* are a higher order of
feelings meant to guide us toward *spiritual*
well-being -- that is, to guide our thoughts.

When your thoughts are aligned with your Higher Self,
you feel pleasureful emotions like peace and love.
When your thoughts are out of alignment with your
Higher Self, you feel painful emotions like fear and
resentment.

Today, be mindful of your emotions and notice the
thoughts that accompany them. Tell yourself that
ALL emotions are good -- even the "negative" ones --
because they are there to guide you back to your Self.


:: An Example ::

A mother sees her toddler snatch a toy from his baby
sister, who starts crying. The mother is outraged.

The conventional view is that the child's behavior
*made* the mother angry. But the cause of her outrage
was actually her *thoughts about* the behavior. Those
thoughts flashed by so quickly she didn't notice them.
Thoughts like...

* He's traumatizing the baby!
* What've I done wrong to create that behavior?
* What would my friends think if they saw that?
* I am powerless to stop the behavior without
resorting to punishments.

These thoughts are out of accord with her Higher
Self who *knows* her limitless creativity and
freedom, her absolute worthiness, and her children's
inevitable well-being.

The anger is her Emotional Guidance telling her
she's gone off track. She will find relief (and
eventually her "groove") by deliberately reaching
for *soothing* thoughts, like...

* The baby always recovers quickly.
* My desire to be a good parent is stronger than ever.
* Whoever judges me is not my friend anyway.
* I can connect with my Authentic Power regardless
of his behavior.

When she feels relief, that's her Emotional Guidance
letting her know she's moving her thoughts in the
right direction.

Try it!

http://dailygroove.net/emotional-guidance

Note: In The Daily Groove the terms "Emotional Guidance"
and "Inner Guidance" are used interchangeably.

Feel free to forward this message to your friends!
(Please include this paragraph and everything above.)
Copyright (c) 2008 by Scott Noelle

"Inspiration & Coaching for Progressive Parents"
http://www.ScottNoelle.com
http://www.EnjoyParenting.com

1044 Water Street, Suite 342
Port Townsend, WA 98368
USA
post #652 of 796
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Thank you, mystic~mama, for posting that awesome message.



An especially important point, IMO ~


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But the cause of her outrage
was actually her *thoughts about* the behavior. Those
thoughts flashed by so quickly she didn't notice them.




And I want to amend Scott's suggestion of "deliberately reaching for soothing thoughts" by pointing out that that should only be done when it's feeling like a peaceful, reasonable act to the thinker. In other words, there needs to be a clear, genuine reason for making that choice, otherwise it can feel dismissive, coercive and devaluing to their original reasoning, however negative.
post #653 of 796
i'm curious, can the work help with PMS? I get triggered (baaad sometimes) during this time and so far I havent found a way of controlling myself thru the hardest moments, it just comes out, mostly at DP, he is a major trigger for my issues.
post #654 of 796
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I have but a moment of time to pop in here, friends, but I want to comment on the following right away ~



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. . . . tomorrow evening, March 3rd, Eckhart Tolle and Oprah are starting a 10 week online class discussing "A New Earth." Details are available at www.oprah.com This is also included on the events page at www.thework.com


WOW!!! These classes and all that they symbolize for our world are simply AMAZING! I've been watching them (currently at Chapter 5) and, while I've read Tolle's books and love them very much (his story is nearly identical to Katie's ~ LOVE the synchronicity!), I find myself experiencing an extra special affinity for the energy created by Eckhart and Oprah together. Wow. Totally and completely wow.



AND . . . (as if it's not already an incredibly synchronous and vibrant enough movement of peace through the world . . . ) I just received this message today from a fellow Inquiry practitioner:



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Originally Posted by Friend of The Work
It looks like Oprah is going to broadcast on her website the video's of her Monday Soul Series radio broadcast - great news as Katie will be her guest for 3 dates, and if you don't have XM, you can just go here and view it on the Night of the broadcast: http://www.oprah.com/spiritself/oss/ss_oss_main.jhtml

This is great for those of you out of country. YOU CAN watch online or download them.

Also, here is the information from KT's website on the broadcast:

Join Katie and Oprah as they discuss The Work and “Loving What Is.” This conversation will air on Oprah’s “Soul Series” radio program on Monday, July 28th, August 4th, and August 11th at 4am, 10am, 4pm and 10pm (all times Eastern). All are invited to tune into XM Satellite Radio’s “Oprah and Friends” channel (XM 156).


This is all just unprecedented charting of new territory in the realm of conscious awareness, friends, and I could not be more grateful and enthusiastic! (Wait a second . . . I'm hearing the question, "Is it true?" and then finding myself not so sure, so . . . I look forward to the possibility of feeling even more gratitude and enthusiasm! LOL)





~
Mystic-Mama, I will be sure to respond to your question ASAP, dear.
post #655 of 796
thanks May May ~

Oprah is also doing awesome things for the Green Movement...she has a lot to do with the growth of the green website I work for.

Blessings~~
post #656 of 796
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Mystic-mama, in response to your post ~



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i'm curious, can the work help with PMS? I get triggered (baaad sometimes) during this time and so far I havent found a way of controlling myself thru the hardest moments, it just comes out, mostly at DP, he is a major trigger for my issues.


I will share my experience as that is all I have to share other than the questions of The Work.


I can relate to the magnification of triggers during the very yin experience of PMS, however, if I were wanting to apply The Work to it, I'd question the thought that I need to control myself.


For me, I am very thankful for the triggers that arise because they show me what is left of my Work. Even when they're not on the surface, as during PMS, they are still there, and buried much deeper . . . less accessible for my consciousness and questioning to be utilized.


In my opinion, it really is always about making friends with reality. And what is reality during the time of PMS? For me, it is that I am ultra aware with heightened sensitivities and that my more ancient stories arise for me through the ordinary everyday interactions in my life. Since these stories are already my reality (but perhaps most commonly buried beneath the surface of my conscious awareness), I notice that it is most serving to my self to serve them -- to be with them, instead of trying to control them.


When I am close to my moon time, I tend to create more space for myself than the rest of the time in my life. I will purposefully slow down my schedule as much as possible and also take as much space as I'm able from my family (really, this is more about CREATING the space, as it does not seem readily available for the *taking* LOL!). My Inquiry practice during this time is especially dear to me. I LOVE doing The Work during this time. I notice that, after my bleeding and questioning each month, I feel very peaceful and clear. It feels like I am given a new opportunity each month to cleanse and grow even more and, for that, I am so grateful. I can honestly say that I love PMS and my moon time and look forward to its ritual coming each month.
post #657 of 796
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Oh . . . this is just a lovely, lovely recent YouTube-televised session : ~



Something Is Wrong with Me




post #658 of 796
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Mystic-mama, in response to your post ~







I will share my experience as that is all I have to share other than the questions of The Work.


I can relate to the magnification of triggers during the very yin experience of PMS, however, if I were wanting to apply The Work to it, I'd question the thought that I need to control myself.


For me, I am very thankful for the triggers that arise because they show me what is left of my Work. Even when they're not on the surface, as during PMS, they are still there, and buried much deeper . . . less accessible for my consciousness and questioning to be utilized.


In my opinion, it really is always about making friends with reality. And what is reality during the time of PMS? For me, it is that I am ultra aware with heightened sensitivities and that my more ancient stories arise for me through the ordinary everyday interactions in my life. Since these stories are already my reality (but perhaps most commonly buried beneath the surface of my conscious awareness), I notice that it is most serving to my self to serve them -- to be with them, instead of trying to control them.


When I am close to my moon time, I tend to create more space for myself than the rest of the time in my life. I will purposefully slow down my schedule as much as possible and also take as much space as I'm able from my family (really, this is more about CREATING the space, as it does not seem readily available for the *taking* LOL!). My Inquiry practice during this time is especially dear to me. I LOVE doing The Work during this time. I notice that, after my bleeding and questioning each month, I feel very peaceful and clear. It feels like I am given a new opportunity each month to cleanse and grow even more and, for that, I am so grateful. I can honestly say that I love PMS and my moon time and look forward to its ritual coming each month.
I envy that....mine started coming on a few days ago, i was doing good...i felt like i was being tested for all the lessons i've learned and did really well except this afternoon i flipped on my partner and after some peace its happening again, he says something and i take it to an extreme due to it being a sensitive subject i have an issue with and now i'm here in my room, not having dinner with my family, crying, having dd had seen me talking unkindly and slamming my door, just like i am suppost to teach her not to do, i miss my partner, we feel disconnected right now and it hurts...he just came in to offer me a plate of food, he is loving and i adore him, how can i be mean to him, i feel like such a jerk.

post #659 of 796
this was so good for me to stumble upon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8WzV...eature=related

as i sat down in my room to find some solice, I opened my email and read your response May May, let out my truth here which felt great and a kind healer friend came online and i talked to her about it and got some support and guidance.

feeling like this month i am doing better, i am making progress with this, i felt a sense of failure when it came out today after doing so well with it the past two days.

blessings~
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Notice the abundance of what you do have, right here right now, and let it in, really let it in. You may lose it later, but for now, while you have it, can you relax and be still, be comforted in what you do have in this moment?
-- Byron Katie





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