Into each life a little rain must fall. This kind of statement keeps us in a world made up of drama. It causes us to always fear that we will not be fully successful no matter what we do. This is why, in The Wonder Method™, we process, to deconstruct this sort of limiting view through feeling. And we Wonder (an evolving state of possibility) our way into an always flexible set of possibilities that can and will carry us into an amazing moment, the present—the most powerful place there is. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
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Being, there are so many ways to talk about it. Yet doing it is, well, presence. So here’s a little poem. Just feel it.
Clear quarter moon
Branches in silhouette
Enjoy the journey ~Alain & Jody Herriott
We were reading an interesting article yesterday from NASA and their testing of how many of us are creative geniuses.
The most interesting thing about the article was as a person aged the creative genius dropped. Their testing showed at five years old, 98% of the children tested were in the genius category. By the time they were adults only 2% tested as being in the creative genius category.
We have learned, as we process our upsetting experiences and feelings, we return to a more creative way of being. Bit by bit our abilities expand and we return to the creative genius of our youth. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
As we continue the journey of feeling and unwinding our limiting beliefs our foundation of understanding evolves. This allows us greater insight. For example, the Tao te Ching #10 says: “Can you coax your mind from its wandering and keep to the original oneness?……” As you unwind your emotions the mind quiets. Now sensations begin to be sensed throughout your body, seemingly moving through you of their own accord. You are experiencing a flow, a sense of balance and at the same time an unwinding of limiting experiences. You have arrived in Presence. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
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
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