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140                                                                                                                       07-12-2019

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We are all here to live every situation we 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 – HOW CULTURE CHALLENGES YOU SUBJECT BELIEFS

In the New Zealand Herald dated 8th May 2019 there was a article headed:-

“Diabetes needs to be regarded as a social issue” by Dr John Clarke a general practitioner here in Auckland. He said:-

”Many Maori and Pacific islanders are afraid to go out of their suburbs to attend specialist clinics. When they are surrounded by people of another colour/ethnicity and in the sterile Western-style environment they feel like ‘fish out of water’” This, along with issues of problematic transportation as well as getting time off work or the pressure of the current family crisis makes up many of the causes of clinic DNAs (Did Not Attend)”. .

In my own consulting work where I help people prepare Business Plans for  small start up businesses.I have noticed the difficulty faced by Maori and Pacific islanders in preparing their plans. They are not comfortable or confident to prepare a long written report.

The Doctor further says:-

“Another issue is unrelenting stress with people staggering from one crisis to another-financial, then housing, then family or legal issues”.

So I now better understand the pressures that these cultures experience.

Learning

So what is the learning here?

The learning here is to be aware of the cultural issues of whomever you’re dealing with as they could be well very different to your own.

This means you have to be able to change to accommodate them, rather than expect them to change to accept you.

 

All life’s experiences are opportunities to learn. The challenge is to decide, what is the real lesson to be learnt!

 

How to use:-

1) Accept you need to change your Attitude and Actions on a daily basis.

2) Read, view, discuss and learn other ways. Set time aside daily to study.

3) Practice a new action until it becomes a better habit. Then discuss with your friends.

Check out these links:-

To the blog:  – https://projectlel.wordpress.com/

Embracing the challenges of cultural and linguistic diversity within the service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6tXQkm_mCY

 The Challenges of Working in New Zealand

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFDq1KQv2Jg

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137                                                                                                                       28-06-2019

MY KNOWING

We are all here to live every situation we 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 – WHY WE NEED TO GIVE UP BEING JUDGEMENTAL?           

SUBJECT: BELIEFS

The fridge/freezer stopped working on Friday and I did not realize it until Saturday. So I bought some ice and mixed it with items from the freezer in an insulated container until the unit was repaired or replaced.

My Chinese lady flatmate and I decided to see if we could get a new fridge/freezer as the present one was very old. However, after many phone calls to local retailers we could not find a suitable replacement. Why? Because the opening in the kitchen for the fridge/freezer was not high enough. Or, modern fridge/freezers are now built to larger dimensions. So by Saturday evening it looked like we would have to get our small old unit repaired!

But Sunday was a new day and my flatmate who had searched the Internet found a Chinese retail store that stocked an unknown (to me) brand of fridge/freezer that would fit into the hole, was a demonstration unit which they were prepared to deliver to us at a low price. Excellent news.

I left the organisation of delivery on Sunday to my flatmate. Mid afternoon, after 3.00 pm when the store had closed she told me she had paid for the fridge/freezer and delivery would be later in the day about 7.00 or 8.00 pm. Then the drama started!

From 4.00 pm onwards my Chinese flatmate began to have doubts as to whether the sale was legal or was it a scam? After some searching on the Internet she found the store and she rang them to check. But no reply because the store had closed. Then she became even more anxious as she did not have a contact number for the driver of the delivery van. So she  rang the store again. No reply so she left a text message, Now she started telling me of how in China there is a popular scam of people receiving money which they never repay

So by 6.30 pm my flatmate was convinced she had been scammed and had rung her bank to see if the payment could be stopped. This was not possible. Her final action was to lodge a complaint with the police. All the while I was trying to calm her as my pendulum had answered my question that the fridge/freezer would be delivered that night. And I was not looking forward to explaining to the police my flatmate’s concerns. So it was very tense in our apartment

Break-through at 7.30 pm. My flatmate received a call from the driver of the delivery van apologising for the delay and no contact. It seems his mobile battery had run down so he had  not been able to update us. So by 8.12 pm the new fridge/freezer had been installed and was working!

Learning

So what is the learning here?

In “The Tenth Insight” page 185 it says “Have you ever noticed that when you are afraid, you tend to jump to conclusions?”

Judging and pre-judging are easy to do as you are comparing two or more things in your imagination.

While my flatmate admitted she had made a “false claim” against the shop and driver, the real issue was jumping to conclusions based upon “false judgement”.

All life’s experiences are opportunities to learn. The challenge is to decide, what is the real lesson to be learnt?

How to use:-

1) Accept you need to change your Attitude and Actions on a daily basis.

2) Read, view, discuss and learn other ways. Set time aside daily to study.

3) Practice a new action until it becomes a better habit. Then discuss with your friends.

Check out these links:-

To the blog:  – https://projectlel.wordpress.com/

 Don’t Jump To Conclusions – David Burns Feeling Good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubLJbfe4-8Q

 NEVER JUDGE OTHERS, YOU DON’T KNOW THEIR STORY! by Gaur Gopal Das

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmkQ_wAgwXo

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136                                                                                                                       06-17-2019

MY KNOWING

We are all here to live every situation we 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 – ARE YOU GOING THROUGH A SPIRITUAL SHIFT?           

SUBJECT: BELIEFS

Earlier this month New Zealand experienced an atrocity beyond anything we could ever imagine.  The brutal slaughter of 50 people in Christchurch has forced acceptance of change to this remote part of the world.

Then the other day I was talking with my flatmate a Chinese Christian studying Theology here in Auckland, New Zealand. She reluctantly made a statement that surprised me. She said that she was dismayed that, in her eyes, the other students were not fully practising the teachings of Christianity. She felt they were only giving “lip service” to the fundamental lessons which upset her as she was a serious student. What a surprising admission.

 At the same time I started watching on YouTube “Meet the Pleiadians Full Book”. One of their beliefs is service to yourself before others as loving yourself is your most important priority. This philosophy is recognised in all religions – but is it practised? Is this another change?

Finally, at a personal level, I have recently moved to a better apartment. It is quieter, is surrounded by beautiful trees and is in easy walking distance to where I have consulting rooms.

So I am both seeing and sensing the changes as I feel an increase in energy, rising vibrations and awareness.

Learning

So what is the learning here?

Changes are happening right now and at a faster pace.

So be aware of what is happening around you and move with the changes.

All life’s experiences are opportunities to learn. The challenge is to decide, what is the real lesson to be learnt?

How to use:-

1) Accept you need to change your Attitude and Actions on a daily basis.

2) Read, view, discuss and learn other ways. Set time aside daily to study.

3) Practice a new action until it becomes a better habit. Then discuss with your friends.

Check out these links:-

To the blog:  – https://projectlel.wordpress.com/

 Spiritual Consciousness

https://www.streamsoflight.com

 11 Signs You Are Going Through a Major Spiritual Shift

https://www.curiousmindmagazine.com

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135                                                                                                                       05-22-2019

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We are all here to live every situation we 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 – WHY NOT LIVE IN A SELF SUFFICIENT COMMUNITY?           

SUBJECT: FAMILY

 There is a story of a very wealthy man who is holidaying on an attractive island staying in an up-market resort by the beach. He talks with a local fisherman and suggests he increase the number of fishing boats and aim to set up his own fish processing factory which he could eventually sell at a large profit.

The disbelieving fisherman then asks, “What would I do then?” The wealthy businessman said, “Go and live the quiet life on a beautiful island!” The fisherman then replied, “Yes. That’s what I’m doing right now?”

 So, why do so many people living on beautiful islands, like those in the Southern Pacific Ocean, want to move to the polluted expensive and stressful life in a city?

Maybe it is because they are attracted or conditioned, to want the many material items not available on their island?

In my opinion, moving to live in a city means accepting new and different values and concepts such as:-

  • The material life is best;
  • Accept the Duality System where everything is either good or bad,  right or wrong, big or small and so on;
  • Ownership and control of assets is paramount.

Interestingly, I understand there is an increase in numbers of people moving out from cities seeking smaller communities to gain less pollution, fewer crimes and greater community involvement

So, what if a person in a rural area or tropical island was to change their attitude from want to acceptance and perhaps develop their village into a self-sufficient modern Eco-Village such that they do not want or need to move to a city? Then they could become truly independent so as to enjoy life rather than strain to own or control material things?

Learning

So what is the learning here?

It could be said that since the Industrial Revolution in the 18th Century self-sufficient communities have died out as people were conditioned through education and employment conditions to change to working for others in large soulless factories giving up their independence and stress free life.

Now is the time to reclaim a different and better lifestyle by living in Self-Sufficient Modern Eco Communities.

All life’s experiences are opportunities to learn. The challenge is to decide, what is the real lesson to be learnt?

How to use:-

1) Accept you need to change your Attitude and Actions on a daily basis.

2) Read, view, discuss and learn other ways. Set time aside daily to study.

3) Practice a new action until it becomes a better habit. Then discuss with your friends.

Check out these links:-

To the blog:  – https://projectlel.wordpress.com/

 The Future of Living: Self-Sustaining Villages | James Ehrlich | TEDxKlagenfurt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdNAEbAkThA

 EarthWise: Sustainable Communities

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134                                                                                                                       04-25-2019

MY KNOWING

We are all here to live every situation we 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 – WHAT IT MEANS BEING SPIRITUAL                                            

SUBJECT: BELIEFS

I have received a letter from Natalie who asked if I was a “Buddhist” or a “Christian”?

I replied I was neither and said my belief system was “Spiritual”. So what do I mean by this?

Recently I re-read articles in the magazine of t he “Atlantean Connection” dated May/June 1992! Yes that is a long time ago so while the organisation no longer operates the words channelled by Hilary Elvidge  are still as meaningful today as they were 25 years ago. Here are some extracts that explain my thinking.

 

“Each of us is an essence (or soul or spirit).

We are here in a human vehicle, by choice, as we have been many, many tines in the past and as we will choose in the many times in the future. We are here to learn a lesson or to learn another facet of a lesson learnt in the past.”

Our aim is to perfect our essence so that we can merge with the Godhead (Source)which, when we are ready, will seem to be the only place in all eternity where we want to be. The Godhead, and each of our essences, is a purely vibrational state.”

 Then an explanation was given as to why we chose Earth to learn our lessons.

“Earth is a marvellous school for learning as so many positive and negative facets of being can be experienced here. But there are other places and other forms of being where we can and do learn or, where we have finished with this human life, we terminate it in one way or another of our choosing. We rejoin our essence and absorb our learning. We then decide what learning it is that we feel is necessary to do next.”

 A further explanation is provided:-

“When we choose to return here we plan with our essences, or we have planned with essences already here, the time and circumstances of our re-birth. We choose parents, siblings and locations that would seem to provide us with what is necessary for the learning we have chosen to do. Sometimes we do not need to live a complete life in order to perfect a learning so we terminate after a short time. Our choices are limitless.”

Learning

So what is the learning here?

The article provides the answers:-

“There is no such thing as right or wrong, and there is no judge of our progress except ourselves.”

“As our essence comes closer to perfection so our lives become more deeply in tune with spiritual things. We can see and hear more beauty around us and the reasons for the things we think of as negative in earthly terms become clear. We have a deep intuitive knowing of the whole of all that is.”

All life’s experiences are opportunities to learn. The challenge is to decide, what is the real lesson to be learnt?

How to use:-

1) Accept you need to change your Attitude and Actions on a daily basis.

2) Read, view, discuss and learn other ways. Set time aside daily to study.

3) Practice a new action until it becomes a better habit. Then discuss with your friends.

Check out these links:-

To the blog:  – https://projectlel.wordpress.com/

 Spiritual Integrity: What Does it Mean to Be Spiritual?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOzqSe5T4Pw

I am Spiritual but not Religious – What Does that Mean?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es0FMMG49NU

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133                                                                                                                       04-19-2019

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We are all here to live every situation we 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 – WHY YOGA HELPS EASE YOUR PAIN                                            

SUBJECT: HEALTH

If you attend, as I do, yoga classes on a regular basis, you find you have more tolerance to pain. In my Kundalini Yoga classes we go through a series of exercises called asanas. They progressively get harder but are inter-dispersed with short periods of meditation then taper off towards the end of the one and half hour sessions.

 Most times I am directed to adopt a strange pose which is held for several minutes while breathing a certain way (sometimes short breaths of fire or normal breathing) while saying aloud a mantra and concentrating on the third eye! Many times there is pain from the strange pose. Why? In my opinion the exercise is designed to stop you thinking of issues in your conscious mind so that you can rise up into the sub-conscious which I prefer to call “super-consciousness.”

After 18 months of regular yoga I have discovered that, while yoga teaches you to handle your inner pain, it also makes you better able to handle external pain. By external pain I mean pain caused by others, by experiencing frustrating circumstances and the pain from unforeseen incidents.

You grow stronger and become more tolerant.

Learning

So what is the learning here?

Pain can arise from many sources. We should all take the opportunity to experience difficult circumstances like pain on our own terms.

This then prepares us for the pain inflected on us by others so we can live through it and come out the other side a better and happier person.

Yoga is an excellent way to practice handling pain.

All life’s experiences are opportunities to learn. The challenge is to decide, what is the real lesson to be learnt?

How to use:-

1) Accept you need to change your Attitude and Actions on a daily basis.

2) Read, view, discuss and learn other ways. Set time aside daily to study.

3) Practice a new action until it becomes a better habit. Then discuss with your friends.

Check out these links:-

To the blog:  – https://projectlel.wordpress.com/

 9 Yoga Moves That Can Ease Back Pain

 Yoga to Calm Your Nerves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba0fweKUwIc

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131                                                                                                                           04-02-2019

MY KNOWING

We are all here to live every situation we 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 – HOW TO HELP YOURSELF                                                            

SUBJECT: HEALTH

In the local NZ Herald Canvas magazine of 9 February 2019 was an interesting interview with one of my favourite authors – Deepak Chopra. The article headed, “Help Yourself”, was based on an interview with Chairman Evans.

The first paragraph was very special:-

“Deepak Chopra arrives at the hotel, diamond studded glasses twinkling in the sun. He’s just finished his daily two-hour meditation session, followed by an hour of yoga. He has the prospect of a 16km walk ahead of him, followed by his one (vegetarian) meal a day, so it is not surprising he is glowing.”

Tongue in cheek I asked myself, ‘Was I following him or was he following me?’ Why? Because my daily routine is similar. I have three half hour meditation sessions, half an hour of yoga and exercises, a walk to the local mall and back plus my one vegan meal a day! Yes I am glowing too!

Further down he says:-

“Many people aren’t aware of the possibility of self-healing,” says Chopra.

“Chronic inflammation is the precursor to all chronic illnesses. Fighting that inflammation is absolutely critical to total immunity, and that involves stress and diet.’

 Self -healing is what I have practiced several times successfully. So I agree with him.

Later he says:-

“We have no health system, we have a disease system – and it is mainly focused on providing care too late, Bureaucratic, inefficient, inept, it’s governed by people who know nothing about health, including some physicians.”

Once again I agree, In my opinion our health system concentrates too much on dealing with the symptom rather than tackling the cause.

Learning

So what is the learning here?

The learning here is to :-

  • change to a dimplier lifestyle,
  • give up your excesses,
  • realize good health comes from eating and drinking less,
  • more exercise and become calmer through meditation,
  • while doing what you enjoy.

All life’s experiences are opportunities to learn. The challenge is to decide, what is the real lesson to be learnt?

How to use:-

1) Accept you need to change your Attitude and Actions on a daily basis.

2) Read, view, discuss and learn other ways. Set time aside daily to study.

3) Practice a new action until it becomes a better habit. Then discuss with your friends.

Check out these links:-

To the blog:  – https://projectlel.wordpress.com/

5 Ridiculously simple habits to feel better about YOURSELF

How to Love Yourself and Feel Whole After a Life of Feeling Abused

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPVUkWzVJtM

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130                                                                                                                     03-25-2019

MY KNOWING

We are all here to live every situation we 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 – HOW TO HOLD ON                                                            

SUBJECT: CAREER

Yesterday I drove out from the city to the suburbs to an address I’ve never been before. Thankfully, my new girl friend, I call her “G” short for GPS, was accurate with her directions. As the doorbell did not ring, I walked around and found my hostess working in the garden.

Over a cup of green tea she thanked me for the phone reference I had given for her new job offer expected to be confirmed next week. So I asked her about the job: and was it appropriate for her training and her previous work experience. Then she said, “I applied for this position in August last year,” which was six months ago as it was now early February. She said she had prayed continually to be successful in getting the job and now “God has spoken.” She had experience the nee to “hold on”.

This reminded me of a similar situation my son experienced. He was one of two final applicants for a new marketing role in a long established engineering company. The other applicant was an engineer by training unlike my son who was experienced in sales and marketing. The decision was made and my son was not successful. Naturally he was upset, but two weeks later the company re-approached him and offered him the job as the other applicant had not accepted the offer. My son said, “The Universe was not ready for him previously.” He had experienced the need to “hold on”.

Finally, in my own case one of my business partners and I have been waiting for over three years for the opportunity to re-establish our overseas trading operations. Recently we have had several positive inquiries plus we have been requested to prepare a Business Plan for a very large project. So by “holding on” we are now seeing more and bigger prospects than we have had previously.

Learning

So what is the learning here?

In all three cases outlined above, by “holding on” not giving up or giving in, a successful outcome was reached.

However, it takes courage to “hold on” as well as patience and perseverance. So practice each day on the small things so you are ready to “hold on” when the big deal shows up!

All life’s experiences are opportunities to learn. The challenge is to decide, what is the real lesson to be learnt?

How to use:-

1) Accept you need to change your Attitude and Actions on a daily basis.

2) Read, view, discuss and learn other ways. Set time aside daily to study.

3) Practice a new action until it becomes a better habit. Then discuss with your friends.

Check out these links:-

To the blog: – https://projectlel.wordpress.com/

How to hold on when you want to quit – Motivational video- Justin Owens

Hold On | What to do when you want to give up | Monique Walls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PogKf2AKQiY

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