NOW I KNOW
016 21 January 2017
We are all here to live every situation you can imagine, good or bad; right or wrong; positive or negative. Why? So we can learn from the experience as part of the adventure of life. Murray Kibblewhite
CASE STUDY – I Met a Man who Walked on Fire
Not once, but several times this man had walked barefoot on glowing embers without being burnt.
How did he do it?
The two main points were, first he had trust. Trust in a “buddy” who stood at the other end of the fire pit waiting for him. Trust that had been developed just prior to the walk, through special exercises.
Second, as he walked on the fire he held the thought and picture in his mind of “loving the fire”. He did not fear the fire; he embraced it in his love – a love that never wavered during the walk.
So the secret for walking on fire is “trust” and “love” and a “commitment” to both.
So, what use is there to walk on fire?
To overcome FEAR.
In our everyday lives we rarely meet issues as demanding as walking on fire. However, we all have issues, problems, obstacles or challenges to overcome. These can range from saying “No” to someone we love, to “Reprimanding” another person to “Convincing” others to change to your way.
The secret from the man who walked on fire is to: –
- “Love the problem”. Don’t argue or fight mentally, verbally or physically with another person. Change your way of thinking and “love” the person in your mind.
Why do that? Because there is a Universal Law that says, “Like attracts like.” So if you are angry with someone they will be angry back to you. Unfortunately, much of our law is based upon “advocacy”, which results in lawyers arguing the “merit” of the case. Fortunately, mediation, conciliation and co-operation are becoming more popular. So remember, “love the problem, the person the issue”.
- “Trust the process”. Don’t pre-set the outcome in your mind. That is trying to control others. Life on Earth is really a series of issues to be overcome. Starting with the effort required to learn to walk to the effort needed to accept the new haircut, stud in the nose or friends of your teenage daughter, you have to realise they are going through a learning process as well.
Go with it, love them, let them go- they are learning by experiencing. Remember, you “Create your own reality”. So if times are tough for you, look inside and see what you are thinking or believing. Your thoughts and beliefs are “mirrored” in front of you. If you think poorly of others you will find they think poorly of you. If you think happy thoughts, happiness will surround you.
Also, be aware that you have been “conditioned” by others, especially your parents, as to what they believe. These beliefs have been “imprinted” into your mind and you still believe them, even though they are not appropriate now. This situation can “block” you from doing what is best for you. Blockages can be “cleared” which releases the issue that goes away and your life becomes pleasant and joyful.
Learn to practice loving and trusting every person and everything in your life so that you only attract to you what you want.
Finally, remember that LIFE is a game – it should fun and exciting. Love you problems and trust in the process and you will find JOY and HAPPINESS in everything you do.
All life’s experiences are opportunities to learn. The challenge is to decide, what are the real lessons to be learnt?
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