Saturday, October 22, 2016

Can't hurt...

I don't know how, why or if this works, but - if you keep doing the footwork, it can't really hurt if you try the different psychological things as well.

There are some very important points to mind, here!

Whether this is true or not, there are still things you need to DO.
It might be so that your body just magically transforms itself and you wake up 50 kg lighter and able to do splits without having done anything to reach that state, but I see it more like this:
you get an idea of something, let's say you want to be able to do the splits.
The first thing you should ask yourself is WHY you want to be able to do the splits. Is it because it will make your dream of learning to dance, climb or do martial arts easier, or because you think you'll be sexier then or what. Because THAT is the REAL goal here, not the ability to do the splits. If you want to be able to do the splits just to be able to do them, then it is the real goal, but you need to know this.
Then you need to accept that it is possible.
Then you need to focus on thinking how it feels to do the splits.
Then you need to keep your eyes open for any "messages from the Universe" that will lead you to the splits, if you receive the message. Like, being on Pinterest and suddenly all your contacts start pinning stretches and splits...
Then you need to do it. It might take a week, a month, a year, but it most certainly will take shorter time if you start now, than if you wait for a week, a month or a year to begin.

You also need to prepare for it. Get the equipment, clothes, spot where to do the splits, safety precautions and whatnots. There are for example weight requirements to bungee jumping and some other safety regulations when it comes to climbing, diving, skydiving etc.
It doesn't hurt to save money, even when you trust "the Universe" to pay for everything.
You can study languages or knots or something other like that as you wait for the door to open. Just think how you could be ready for the opportunity to knock at your door. If someone stopped you at the street and told you that you have just won a free trip to Paris, all expenses paid, if you can leave in 2 hours, could you? What do you wish you had done before? Because it could happen.

Now, here are the Abraham's 5 steps:

1. want - think about the things you want to have in your life
2. know it already exists and it's on its way - all you need to do is open the door when the doorbell rings.
3. the vibration turns to the emotions that turn to the manifestation - keep feeling how it is going to be when you have the physical manifestation in your life
4. feel good inspite of everything - "You’re living unconditionally.  You’re not needing things to be a certain way in order to feel good.  So when you see a little contrast, you don’t see it as something that’s gone wrong.  You see it as an opportunity of clarification.  You see it as an opportunity for you to define or refine even more clearly who you are and what you want.”
5. welcome contrast and diversity

Extreme Sports: What's the Appeal?

The Whip and the Carrot 
by me, 22/4-06

“I learnt many years ago that, if you look carefully, you will see that there are only two basic sources of motivation: love and fear (or carrot and whip, if you prefer). This means that there are scary reasons and fun reasons to swatch.”
— Annette Petavy, “Joy of Swatching

It’s like with Pollyanna and the different handles of the jar… Everything has two sides and if one only learns to look at the smooth and nice side of things, the carrot, instead of getting hurt with the icky, sticky, yucky side of things, everything becomes so much nicer.

Seeing the possibilities in situations, instead of the hinders. Seeing the getting lost as a change to see and learn something one never had had the possibility to see and learn otherwise. See it as a gift from above…

I was thinking of 9/11. A lot less people died than expected. Many were late for job for various, insignificant, petty, irritating reasons. Someone had new shoes and needed a small job done – another one had a child who was being “impossible”, a third took the phonecall that came just when she was closing the door… the buss was just a little late, the train was just a little too full, the hiss was broken, there was something wrong with the coffee, so it was changed. Small, petty things, that saved lives…

I am thinking of serendipity and apocatastasis
Serendipity means a "fortunate happenstance" or "pleasant surprise". It was coined by Horace Walpole in 1754. In a letter he wrote to a friend, Walpole explained an unexpected discovery he had made by reference to a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip. The princes, he told his correspondent, were "always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of".
Apocatastasis is the teaching that everyone will, in the end, be saved. It looks toward the ultimate reconciliation of good and evil; all creatures endowed with reason, angels and humans, will eventually come to a harmony in God's kingdom.

“the Chinese word for crisis is the same as for opportunity”
[It’s not true, though… but the idea is good :-) (it's "opportunity, chance of danger")]

I love the story of the old man and the horse.
The man had a mare, who ran away.
Everyone said how sorry they were for the misfortune, but the old man said that one couldn’t say whether it was a fortune or misfortune.
The mare came back, and 11 months later gave birth to a pretty little colt.
Everyone told the man how lucky he was. He said that one couldn’t say whether it was good or bad.
The horse grew up and the man’s son started to teach it to carry a rider. The horse threw the boy from his back, and the boy broke his leg.
 Everyone came to the old man and said how sorry they were – and, now again, the man stated that one cannot know whether it’s a good or a bad thing.
A war broke out and all the young men were taken to war – except for the old man’s son. He couldn’t go because his leg was broken…
One can’t say whether something is for the best or the worst.
Elmer Diktonius
The Jaguar

From green leaves protrude
red muzzle,
eyes with triangular gaze
whiskers undulation claw paw –
you  fly! my heart’s jaguar!
so fly and bite and rip and ravage!

Biting is necessity as long as bites give life.
Killing is holy as long as corruption stinks
and life’s ugliness must be savaged
until beauty and wholeness can grow from its remains.
Thus are we, the two of us, my poem and I, one claw.
One will we are, one paw, one fang.
Together we are a machine that strikes.

We want to kill the cry of the indifferent
the compassion of the heartless
the religiosity of the sceptics
the impotence of the strong
the evil weakness of the good;
we want to give birth by killing
we want to make room
we want to see
sunspots dancing.


Do you think
strong paws feel no pain?
Do you think the jaguar has no heart?
O he has
father mother mate, young.
The wilderness is great
cold is the wind of autumn
in the jaguar’s belly dwell
loneliness despair.
The jaguar can kiss a flower.
He has tears;


Waterfalls murmur long.
The jaguar is asleep.
An ant is licking one of his claws.
Who is whispering:
the morning is coming
sunspots are dancing?


Sunspots are dancing! —
All is numbly whirling.
In a single bound
the jaguar hurls himself over
the crests of the spruce trees —
hear the laughter of stars in his roaring! —
a lightning-volt in the air:
like an arrow deep in the earth’s breast.
"I’ve followed you on many adventures. Into the great-unknown mystery… I go first, Indy."
Wu Han, Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom

The meaning of the tarot card Death

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