Recently we were contemplating the word Cognize which means “to perceive, know or become aware of”. We had a realization. When feeling and intellect are allowed to work together understanding is simply there. So as we perceive in this way our understanding simply unfolds. This is a totally counter-intuitive approach, yet infinitely satisfying. The Tao te Ching would say: ……Can you deal with the most vital matters by letting events take their course? Can you step back from you own mind and thus understand all things?….. Enjoy. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
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Every experience we have is an opportunity to experience opening. This means everything that happens! People believe that being present doesn’t include everyday interactions and experiences and that we need to leave the state of presence in order to interact with others. In our experience this is not the case, just the habit created from years of patterning. Every experience can now take on new meaning. We are in the world but not of the world, nor are we drawn into the drama of a situation.
The Tao te Ching would say:
Can you deal with the most vital matters
by letting events take their course?
Can you step back from your own mind
and thus understand all things?
This is the nature of Being versus being caught in the drama. Feeling the feelings within us and allowing them to unwind takes us there and sets us free. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
Especially at this time of year, the question of most value is: are we willing to feel or only react to the drama we find ourselves in? That is our option in every situation. If we allow ourselves to feel and unwind our issues, we can set ourselves free from whatever drama we find ourselves in. Do we want to change? Are we ready to go beyond our boundaries? We are allowed to take all the time we need to do so. It is really worth every moment of our time. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
The act of rediscovering ourselves is one of the main strengths of The Wonder Method. So many people simply want to put a bandaid on their world, feeling better about, if you will, the manure they find themselves in. The fact is, that’s all they know how to do; they don’t even realize there is another choice. Instead, if we unwind our limiting beliefs and their associated sensations, life again moves forward and we begin to grow like we did when we were children. This means we evolve and become ourselves without the garbage that was thrust upon us before we understood the tools to set us free. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
Each of us lives in a world. This can be a world of our own design or a world where we are a subject of others. In all cases we are working within the boundaries that we feel are the limitations and also the possibilities within that world. Unwinding our limitations sets the stage for an amazing world to be part of. Some limitations will challenge our choice to be amazing, this allows us to grow even more and again become freer to dream what others may call impossible. This is where true possibility exists, our own dream in our own world, exploring and sharing the new and amazing with anyone or anything that we touch. Dare to dream and let your world unfold; this is where we fully embrace the unlimited being that we are. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
Each moment in our day is like a river in motion. When we get caught in the current and fight the motion, we are in the drama and all we can do is resist. When we realize this and stop resisting, the current and the drama can actually become the path to freedom. Each up and down, each push and pull could be an exciting road, the seed that blossoms into smooth sailing. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
The body is every bit as intelligent as the mind. Its communication is subtle, gentle, and while it may appear difficult to understand, its language is sensation. The mind is constantly pushing on these subtle sensations. The mind hides this subtlety beneath its over activity. When we allow ourselves to be aware of the subtle sensations and let them surface, the mind begins to relax. As this occurs, everything comes into harmony, and being is the result. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
Presence— don’t leave home without it. Funny phrase eh? Most of us go out the door to begin the day and are leading with our heads. We forget about our bodies and the associated sensations as they seem too subtle or too much trouble to pay attention to. In reality we really should allow ourselves to feel throughout our bodies as the day begins. In this way we arrive at our destination fully integrated. We are more effective in the work place and we connect with our coworkers as the day unfolds in balance and harmony. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
We have all heard the phrase “Life is an art”. Yet, how many of us truly experience it in that way? When we allow ourselves to feel at the sensation level, these feelings become the brush stroke for each encounter. This light inner tickling of sensation gathers us up onto our canvas and unlocks the amazing painting that is us. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
As we witness the incredible dramas that are taking place at the moment, Texas, Puerto Rico, Las Vegas, it is very easy to get caught up and really lost in these experiences. The mind turns them over and over and keeps triggering the same feelings and we experience ourselves as trapped in this intensity. While that is certainly how most people experience these catastrophes it is not the way we have to. We could choose to unwind the sensations underneath the mental drama and become centered. Now we can deal with the situations effectively and compassionately. ~Alain & Jody Herriott