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The only way of finding the limits

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.”  Arthur C. Clarke

And so we go beyond the boundaries that society has talked us into following.  We choose instead to feel and in so doing find out who we are.  We then experience the ineffable state of oneness that transcends all intellect.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

The mind is like a kid in a candy store

The mind is like a kid in a candy store. It is constantly searching, even striving for more.  Always eating and never resting; it doesn’t even realize it is the source of its problems.  The mind has been taught to ignore the feelings inside its feedback system, the human body.  However, these feelings inside us are the entry point to balance.  When we are allowed to experience our feelings at the signal level, the sensation level, we achieve balance.  The mind learns, with a bit of practice, that feeling is what sets us free and shows us the path to bliss. ~Alain & Jody Herriott

The Tao te Ching says: I am like an idiot

The Tao te Ching says (we are paraphrasing): I am like an idiot, my mind is so empty…..I am different from ordinary people, I drink from the infinite.  How can one do this if the mind is empty?  Because when we stop over-focusing we realize we are the flow of everything and now we ARE.  We understand Being and let the unfolding of events move through us.  Now we are present, constantly fed and nurtured.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

Every experience in our world

Every experience and each thing we interact with in our world is part of the definition of self, of what we call “me”.  Many of these things and experiences seem limiting.  They don’t have to be, but through habit we stay in the same old rut.  Mind says: stay with what is familiar, ignore the feelings within you that something is wrong, and you will be safe.  The problem is that we are not safe, we are only used to the rut we have been experiencing.  When we allow feeling to join the mix, we gradually remove the walls of our old ruts and we again become free to live in balance and harmony.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

Have you ever noticed, when we feel, we are motion

Have you ever noticed that when we really let ourselves feel, there is a sense of motion within us?  On the other hand when the mind thinks, the motion is stopped.  From this we learn that feeling creates movement, and too much mind creates stops.  Movement is the beginning of freedom and stops are what keep us locked in place.  We encourage you to feel; the movement will set you free and return you to Being.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

Most people will tell you about their dreams

Most people will tell you about their dreams and in the same breath tell you about their limitations.  We choose to tell you about your dreams and how to become them.  In reality they are already yours, they are simply behind the fears that you have placed in your way.  The Tao te Ching says “if you would become whole, be partial.” In effect, the process of feeling the limitations (that which makes us feel partial) allows everything to unfold and you will be there.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

When we hold tightly to a thought

When we hold tightly to a thought or a belief with the mind we make an issue inflexible or unchangeable.   As we lighten the intensity of our focus, we allow for the possibility of change.  As we do this, we sense motion within us and change naturally unfolds.  One can take this to the nth degree and feel: I feel the boundary of what I call me, I allow it to unfold and in so doing become ME.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

Supraliminal: of or relating to any stimulus

Supraliminal:  of or relating to any stimulus that is above the threshold of sensory awareness.  In psychology: being above the threshold of perception of a stimulus

As we unwind the issues that limit us, we become aware of states of being and stimuli that exceed previous levels of awareness.  We are actually able to experience life in a supraliminal way.  The extremely subtle becomes the new normal; we are now present and the world opens before us.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

Wu Wei (Chinese, literally “non-doing”) is an important concept of Taoism and means natural action,

Wu Wei (Chinese, literally “non-doing”) is an important concept of Taoism and means natural action, or in other words, action that does not involve struggle or excessive effort. Wu wei is the cultivation of a mental state in which our actions are quite effortlessly in alignment with the flow of life.

This is why we do feeling work.  It is not that we are attempting to achieve an outcome that has these attributes.  It is because as we unwind that which limits us, we quite naturally find ourselves experiencing this.  Life truly does just flow and we find ourselves quite naturally in effortless harmony.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

In the last thought for the week we spoke of each moment being precious

In the last thought for the week we spoke of each moment being precious. If every moment is precious how can we live without worrying that we are wasting our life?  The limiting beliefs and the sensations they provide are the perfect entry point through which change can be facilitated.  Feelings are always with us.  While they may be pushed away through mind chatter, they are still there whenever we are willing to give ourselves access to them.  These issues then become the arrow to point us in the direction we should open.  And by allowing ourselves to feel them we find US, meaning our unfettered whole self; untainted by expectations and living in the present.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

Thought for the Week

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Ram Das said: “Somewhere inside, everybody knows that there is a place which is totally fulfilling.  Not a desperate flick of fulfillment, it is a state of fulfillment.”

As we allow our sensations to be experienced, our orientation shifts from achieving for the sake of achieving, to living a life that brings fulfillment. This leads to true happiness.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

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