ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH
The next Paradigm Shifter’s practicum is Wednesday the February 21st. I’m inviting people to send in their request on some facet of ThetaHealing that there is confusion or questions. Most interested have had Basic, Advanced and some with Dig Deep0er. From there, I can go over the topics and be prepared to answer. If your questions are geared towards Intuitive Anatomy, I can answer them but most people I’ve taught haven’t reached that level. Also, we can practice a topic through examples with participants.
Please send your topic or question by February 15th. If you plan on attending either in-person or by zoom, RSVP no later than February 19th if you plan on attending. Payment is $30 through paypal or you can pay inperson. It will be from 6:30-8 PM PST.
ACCREDITED THETAHEALING WORKSHOPS
All courses are accredited by the ThetaHealing Institute of Knowledge® and can be applied toward the ThetaHealing® Master and Certificate of Science programs. If you have not taken the Basic or Advanced in 5 years, please be aware that this is the time for recertification in order to keep the name ThetaHealing® or ThetaHealing Technique® in use through your website, practice or business card. Reduced pricing is available if it's been 5 years or less. More information is at:
Basic: March 2-4 Friday-Sunday
Advanced: April 20-22nd, Friday-Sunday
Dig Deeper: May 19-20th
BLOG FOR THE SOUL
Quote for the Month: "..a man knows that whatever is wrong in the world is in himself, and if he only learns to deal with his own shadow, he has done something real for the world. He has succeeded in shouldering at least an infinitesimal part of the gigantic, unsolved social problems of our day." ~Carl Jung
One of my local county supervisors wrote an article in a community paper before the Santa Rosa fires in October. I rarely read the paper, but I was waiting for my trainer to finish with his client. What I read surprised me as it had a level of emotional intelligence that was fairly surprising for a political figure. Unfortunately, there was a subtleness of division that slipped in. I decided to write her hoping she might respond. So far she hasn’t.
The article was about prejudices that are rampant. The supervisor had visited the 'The Tolerance Museum' in LA about the Holocaust as a teen where she and her peers had questioned, after the tour, “How in the actual hell does something like that happen?”
They came to understand that genocide can only happen if we treat others as less than human. Hierarchal perspectives occur by how we treat specific groups of people. She called it ‘Othering’.
She wrote that ‘Othering’ was dangerous, and we must, ‘not other’ the white supremacists either. “Those white supremacists COME FROM US. They are the strange fruit of a society that only reads news sources which reinforce their own worldview. They are the outcome of a culture that scrolls over the stories about Syrian refugees and clicks instead on the cute cat story. They are the product of an America that pretends it’s a colorblind melting pot society, rather than acknowledging that we’re a patchwork quilt in which some colors have advantages over others.”
And I would add that they probably come from a disconnective awareness that projects that part of themselves which feels not worthy enough, unacceptable to others, not included, and/or with the fear of being overpowered or overtaken.
For a politician, I loved that she challenged us all to practice compassion and not to demonize and mock the people who cause injustice, but to explore why they do it.
Yes, what part within us has a bully that uses ‘othering’, maybe even within our inner world towards our self? Author Herman Hesse once said, “If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself.”
Years ago, I watched the movie, "Betrayed", a Costa Graves movie (a brilliant director) based on a true incident where Debra Winger acted as a FBI agent who infiltrated a white supremist group in middle America after the murder of a Jewish disc jockey by a neo-nazi group.
Tom Berringer played a farmer who hired Winger to work on his farm and eventually fell in love with her. Winger discovered he was the head of the white supremists in that area she was sent to investigate. The movie showed how he molded his children with both love for them and hate for others who didn’t fit into his tight box of acceptability.
And being raised by a racially and culturally prejudiced, abusive family on the East Coast, who I considered at the time, 'liberal bigots', I have since worked very deeply on my beliefs around this emotional discord that runs in my DNA and once in the patterns of my life.
In moving into the month around love, I invite each one of us to explore (or continue to explore) any part of ourselves that engages in ‘Othering’, that disconnects from loving our selves and projects that lack of ownership on others. We need a new way.
Just like the fires in my area, fixing a home that has burned down can't be fixed. A new structure has to be put in place with a solid foundation of values based on virtues that will set humanity on a new course. This is the year that it must be moved forward.
"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."- Albert Einstein
Let’s rally our creativity to bring about the changes we have envisioned for ourselves and generations to come. It starts with learning to own what we disowned and loving it into wholeness.
May this year bring heartfelt connections to move us forward.
I extracted possible ‘theme’ beliefs from the story. Energy test yourself for them, practice clearing through digging if applicable, check if they are your ancestors’ beliefs, and use Creator's teachings including the ones below if they fit.
*Cultural superiority is a known fact.
*Racial superiority is a known fact.
*I have to be loyal to my culture who ‘others’ towards cultures that are different from them.
*White people have an obligation (or an acceptable reason) to ‘other’ those who are different than them.
*Those who are ‘non-white’ have an obligation (or an acceptable reason) to ‘other’ those who are different from them.
*I feel angry at my family (or friends…associates) in how they ‘other’ those who think differently than them.
*I feel angry at my family (or friends…associates) in how they ‘other’ those who appear differently than their race (or culture)
*I feel resentful towards those who are prejudiced against those who are non-whites.
*I feel resentful towards those who are prejudiced against those who are white.
*If another is hateful (or resentful) to a diverse group, I blame them.
*Hating (or resenting) keeps me safer from unfamiliar traits in others.
Helpful Creator’s teachings/downloads:
I know what it feels like to, how to, when to, that it's possible, that I can, I do (or I am/am able to be):
*Recognize when I use ‘other’ behavior and communication in keeping distance from those different from myself.
*Recognize when my family (friends or associates) use ‘other’ behavior and communication in keeping distance from those different from them.
* Know the difference between blaming others and asking for accountability for one’s actions.
*Willing to stop the ‘othering’ behavior and communication as soon as I recognize it.
*Being able to recognize what I’ve disowned about myself, and heal it with loving attentiveness and belief work.
*Experience the diversity of cultures (races or skin colors) as a compliment to my growth and beingness.
*That Creator loves all of ITs creations equally.
How 12 teens invented a solar power tent for the homeless
In the San Fernando Valley, homelessness increased 36% to 7,094 people two years ago. Because they were from low-income families themselves, they couldn’t give them money. That was the starting point for their invention: a solar-powered tent that folds up into a rollaway backpack. The girls and 10 others from their high school had never done any hands-on engineering work before, but with the help of YouTube, Google, and trial-and-error, they got it done.
Physicist Develops Lens to View Alternate Reality of Hidden Alien Dimensions
The new telescope differs from the classical Galileo model in the shape of its lens. With this telescope Professor Santilli (a member of CERN, is the author of hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific papers and has been a professor of mathematics and of physics at MIT and at Harvard University, besides being nominated for the Nobel Prize and other prestigious awards) states that they are able to view otherwise invisible elements in our environment, including living creatures or entities, that are invisible otherwise.
Moon express: private company cleared for lunar mission
The small startup, Moon Express Inc. became the first commercial venture to get FAA approval to travel beyond Earth’s orbit. They are now a finalist to win an additional $30 million in the Google Lunar Xprize competition. CEO, Naveen Jain was a poor immigrant from India to the US at the age of 19 but found work as a computer programmer and eventually worked for big IT companies. He owns patents to the old MSN Windows 95 program from his work developing that once-ubiquitous software. Jain’s joyful enthusiasm over his latest venture is infectious. He truly exemplifies what has and what will continue to make America great.
Return of incandescent light bulbs as MIT makes them more efficient than LEDs
Usually traditional light bulbs are only about five per cent efficient, with 95 per cent of the energy being lost to the atmosphere. In comparison LED or florescent bulbs manage around 14 per cent efficiency. But the scientists at MIT believe that the new bulb could reach efficiency levels of 40 per cent. They refer to the technique as ‘recycling light’ because the energy which would usually escape into the air is redirected back to the filament where it can create new light. It recycles the energy that would otherwise be wasted.