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Channeled by Brenda Hoffman for Life Tapestry
You have experienced a tremendous influx of energy in the last few days –
which may seem as if it is old news. Perhaps you feel as if every few days we
have noted a new influx of energy…and so we have. We merely wish for you to
acknowledge to yourself that much is shifting and changing in your physical
being and therefore your life. This shift is larger than you can imagine.
But we have said something similar in the past, as have many other channels.
The piece that we wish to tie to this message is that you have a fully
functioning tool kit and it is time to start utilizing it.
Even though intellectually, perhaps even emotionally, you are aware of the
shifts in your being, you have attempted to adjust to those shifts with Old Age
techniques. For example, when you are tired you make a note to yourself to go
to bed earlier or when you are angry, you try to see the good things in whatever
has made you angry. Those “one size fits all” techniques that have been
sufficient until now.
We were hoping that you would access your new tool kit without our
Such has not been the case for most of you. Do you remember how the
you used a computer – especially you baby boomers who were familiar with
typewriters – the lack of a return lever stymied your early attempts to
letter? So it is now. Your new tool kit is much more flexible and easy
than your previous and, we might add, comfortable tool kit.
How do you access your new tool kit? Do you have to read a book, take
course or find a teacher? Of course not. All you have to do is be
practice with your new tool kit.
Let us give you some of the basic elements of your tool kit so that
understand how easy it is for you to use. Listen to your
and it will direct you to the path that is correct for you. Listen to
and it will direct you to the path that is correct for you. Listen to
emotions and they will direct you to the path that is correct for you.
For example, perhaps you are feeling tired. Using your old tool kit
feelings would warrant a nap with little reflection about why you were
Your physical body is not separate from your heart/soul/inner being.
it separate from your emotions. If your physical being is out of
emotions will probably also be off kilter and you will probably have
difficulties hearing your inner messages. It is no longer appropriate to
your being into three separate entities, anymore than it is appropriate
separate yourself from other entities on earth. All are one. All is one
It is no longer appropriate to explain away all that happens to you
need for more sleep or more positive thoughts. It is time to explore
in its entirety. Ask your being what it needs – that is your key for all
emotional, physical and spiritual concerns or questions. Just ask.
Many of you are thinking that such action is too simplistic, that you
another source outside of yourself to fix whatever is ailing you. While
might have been true in the past, it is no longer so. You are now your
mechanic, your own repair person.
You no longer need complicated rituals, books or gurus to heal what
You merely have to ask yourself – and the correct approach, or if you
the correct tool will be provided. Perhaps your repair kit might require
sleep, journaling or hundreds of other techniques you are not yet
Ask and you will receive. Continue to try to direct your recovery, as
you did in
the Old Age, based on what others told you and you will be stumbling in
directions that no longer define your needs.
Perhaps some of you will wish to continue on an Old Age path for
That is fine and good. It is your right to fight yourself through this
transition process and beyond. But if you wish to return to peace within
body, your soul or your emotions, know that you merely have to ask
the correct answer will be provided.
You no longer need a return lever to prepare professional looking
Your inner workings are now much more sophisticated. Allow that thought
around your being for a bit of time and then start practicing any day
you do not feel comfortable.
We wish to add one small caveat to that last statement. We are not
that you should be cheerful and loving every second of every day or that
are not, somehow you are not listening correctly. We are instead telling
that you may find a great deal of joy in being angry..or maybe not. Or
body might need to feel some despair as it moves from the Old Age to the
Age. Only you know for sure what your being needs.
There are no longer any rules including how you should behave in
circumstances. Perhaps you need to feel joy at a funeral. Or sadness at a
It does not matter what you should feel or how you should act or who
you are – it is you. That is, it is you in all your glory if you listen
on your tool kit of resources.
Ask yourself and ye shall receive – the life you wish to truly live.
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"Déjà Vu" is a common intuitive experience that has happened to
many of us. The expression is derived from the French, meaning "already
seen." When it occurs, it seems to spark our memory of a place we have
already been, a person we have already seen, or an act we have already
done. It is a signal to pay special attention to what is taking place,
perhaps to receive a specific lesson in a certain area or complete
what is not yet finished.
Sight” I describe many theories to explain
déjà vu: a memory of a dream, a precognition, a coincidental
overlapping of events or even a past life experience in which we
rekindle ancient alliances. What matters is that it draws us closer to
the mystical. It is an offering, an opportunity for additional
knowledge about ourselves and others.
During a trip to Africa,
Carl Jung described a feeling of déjà vu when he viewed a slim, black
man leaning on a spear looking down at his train as it made a turn
around a steep cliff on the way to Nairobi. He writes, "I had the
feeling that I had already experienced this moment and had always known
this world." Although this world and this man were something alien to
him, he saw the whole thing as perfectly natural. He called this a
recognition of what was "immemorially known."
In Western culture,
we are brought up to consider anyone who isn't an immediate member of
our circle of friends and family to be a stranger. Yet at times, you
meet people whom you feel as if you have known for years. You can talk
to them about anything and they understand. You laugh easily with them.
The tone of their voice, the way they take their coffee, all seem
commonplace. It isn't that they remind you of someone else or that
their qualities are simply endearing. You relate to them not as
strangers, but as people with whom you have shared history, members of
the same tribe.
A patient of mine named Shannon knew that she was
going to marry her husband the day that they met. She had dated a lot
of men following her divorce, but none of them felt right. Then, she
met Bob. There was something about the way he smiled, the glint of his
hair, his voice and the shape of his hands, that made her think that
they had known each other before. After talking it was clear that their
paths had never crossed, but after their first lunch date, they became
inseparable. What Shannon and Bob immediately felt for each other was
more than just physical chemistry. It was a natural compatibility and a
depth of intimacy that usually emerges after couples are together for
many years. They were married two months after they met and have been
together now for ten years.
I’m often asked how to tell the
difference between a feeling of déjà-vu when we first meet someone and
an attraction stemming from an addictive obsession. Some addiction
specialists say that whenever you meet someone and an explosion of
fireworks go off, this is a sign not of true love, but of one neurosis
meeting another. They suggest that you run as fast as you can in the
Based upon my work with the recovering
community, I agree that there is a strong tendency among addicts and
some non-addicts to try to "fix" themselves with love and sex, rushing
prematurely into relationships inspired only by intense physical
attraction. They often have nothing to do with déjà-vu, but stem rather
from a basic emptiness that longs to be filled. There is no true bond
between the people involved, they hardly know each other, and these
partnership attempts fail miserably when the pink glow of newness wears
The fact that an encounter feels compelling or immediate
doesn't necessarily mean that it is healthy or unhealthy. The
experience of déjà vu must always be approached discerningly. However,
mostly déjà-vu experiences are not obsessive or compulsive. They rather
convey a quality that is quiet and solid..
The possibility of
having a déjà vu is inherent in partnerships of all kinds, particularly
the more intimate ones. It can occur in business, friendships and
family, often leading to pivotal outcomes that can impact the direction
of our life.
There are situations that are glitches in time,
when the rules bend and the mystery takes hold. Enchanted moments that
sparkle. These are deja-vus. They can take place anywhere, at any time
and with anyone. Your real estate agent might show you a house that
feels so familiar and right, you instantly know it is yours. Or perhaps
you are in a restaurant and sense an inexplicable kinship with a woman
sitting in the back corner booth. Don't let these possibilities pass
you by. Take notice; investigate. There is no way of predicting where
each might lead or what it will teach you. Summoning the courage to
take a chance and act on synchronicities, to have faith in what is not
yet visible, will make the experience your own.
Adapted from Second
Sight: An Intuitive Psychiatrist Tells Her
Story and Show You How to Tap Your Own Inner Wisdom (Three Rivers
Press, 2010) by Judith Orloff MD
Question: Most spiritual traditions have a
strong emphasis on morality. What role does morality play in your
Eckhart Tolle: The main aim of this
teaching is to transcend the Ego, the Ego being a false sense of self, a
false sense of identity. Morality is important in many traditional
teachings because those teachings have not gone beyond Ego, so they
still function within the framework of the Ego.
If you live in a
society that is inhabited by Egos, you need certain external rules of
behavior and regulations so that there is not absolute chaos. What you
need then is commandments, or laws that need to be in place so that
the Ego does not create absolute chaos in the world. The emphasis of
this teaching is to transcend the Ego so that a different state of
consciousness arises, we call it “presence”.
Once this state
of consciousness operates, external rules and regulations are not
really needed anymore, because a knowing of what is right and wrong
arises from within you, and you are no longer able to inflict suffering
on others because the illusion of absolute separateness between who
you are and who another human being is, has disappeared. You are no
longer trapped in that illusion, so you know that ultimately, whatever
you are doing to another, you are doing to yourself. Most
importantly, there is love as the recognition of the other as yourself -
the recognition of oneness. Once that is the basis of your life, you
don’t need rules or regulations anymore because that arises directly
and spontaneously from within you.
One could say that all you
need to do is to be in that state of love, which is not conventional
love, but the recognition of non-separation, recognition of the
ultimate Oneness of all beings. Once that is there, then the right
conduct flows naturally from within you. You don’t need to memorize
the commandments anymore to tell you what’s right and wrong. The
emphasis of this teaching is transcending the Ego, and once that’s
done, morality arises from within. The emphasis of this teaching is not
on morality because that comes as really the effect of the
transformation. It is the effect of the inner transformation. The
emphasis of this teaching is not on morality, but on something deeper,
out of which true morality flows.
I am an “Alice-o-phile”. I adore Alice in
Wonderland and have forever and ever. My basement stairwell is
painted as a Rabbit Hole and I have a collection of Alice art and
copies of Alice because early on, I understood the message of Alice
in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass
at an archetypal level.
Alice is our escort into
the many absurd notions, ideas, politics and policies, beliefs and
attitudes that underlie society and the way we see “reality”. And oh
how long and absurd this list is of beliefs we are so convinced are
true, important, real, and urgent. Why just the other day, I overheard
a woman at the gym say to her friend, “I’ve got to hurry. If I don’t
get this report in to my colleagues, the business deal we’ve been
working on will be toast.”
“That’s absurd,” I
thought. “If that report were so important – if you were so important
to the business deal - what on earth are you doing at the gym?” Silly,
silly girl – and now, I thought, she is going to rush away from the gym
in a state of “It’s all about ME-ness”. An “Alice moment”, if there
ever was one – and there are plenty in my world because I see so much
“through the Looking Glass”. (Seeing through the Looking Glass
requires that you reverse what you’re looking at, viewing everything
through its opposite. If something appears complicated, see it as
simple. People always look for “something”. Note this classic line
from A through the LG: “I wish I could see nothing as well as you can.”
We live in a world that is completely in
love with going in the wrong direction. For example, we live in a
society that completely trusts the rational mind to structure and order
“reality”. (For starters, just look at what the rational mind has
produced: wars, weapons, bio-destructive forces, environmental
disasters, politics of deceit, religious corruption, false gods and
bogus religious myths, bizarre notions of what’s real and what isn’t –
like the doctrine of creationism in this, the 21st century, though
civilization is much older than 21 centuries.) The absurdity of what
we believe to be true and yet, how we behave as a “civilized” people is
incomprehensible – much less how we go about negotiating our
definition of being civilized. But enough of that…you get the picture.
Let’s jump back into Lewis Carroll and his magic. He
delighted in satirizing the love affair that members of Victorian
society had with themselves and, in particular, their addiction to
snobbery. He looked at what the upper class could not bear to examine
about themselves, which was, in essence, their own lavish lifestyles,
attitudes, and well maintained prejudices about the way the world was
and simply had to remain in order to keep them happy. But it is
precisely this addiction to one’s personal enclosed comfort zone that
positions a person to become exactly what he or she believes an elite
lifestyle and privilege protects a person from becoming: close-minded,
irrational, unyielding, unrealistic, and completely out of touch with
the world at large. To say this another way: The more a person has to
lose in life, the less likely that person is to welcome change or to
embrace the vast world of the imagination.
and political revolutions have always been initiated at the grass roots
level because those at the “top” have the most to lose. They see no
reason for society to change, because from where they are sitting (Wall
Street), everything looks just fine. Those who can envision energy
technology, for instance, and have urged the auto and other industries
for decades now to invest in energy technologies, have done so for
several reasons, among them these two: First, they can see the
handwriting on the decline of the oil-based economic wall. That is, we
have to move in the direction of alternative fuels. But secondly, these
visionaries simply can imagine the impossible. These are the people
who are not afraid to take a risk and go where others have not yet gone
in thought, in action, and yes, in investment in financial resources.
Carl Jung adored the realm of the imagination. He may well
be the master explorer of our age of this domain. For him, the
imagination contained the passageways to the psyche and the inner
voices of our archetypes. Active imagination was an essential tool that
he introduced, establishing a form of communication between the
conscious and unconscious self. Right there we have something to
imagine as impossible: opening a portal of communication between your
conscious and unconscious self. That may be getting ahead of yourself a
bit, but such a mega-thought does qualify for imagining the
impossible, if you have never, in fact, considered undertaking such an
Imagining the impossible – what a delicious
and positively enchanting notion. And yet, the realm of the
imagination is a fully and completely threatening place to suggest to a
person who fears the loss of the familiar. As children, the world of
the imagination is an acceptable playground because children are not
yet rational creatures and a child’s imagination is considered cute –
to an extent. Children are supposed to have imaginations – for a
while. Technically speaking, if one can say such a thing, the psychic
boundaries of children are still porous; therefore, they are subject to
the “hallucinations” of the imagination. These include, for example,
imaginary playmates and perhaps seeing the occasional fairy or sprite.
Dark spirits may even show up. But a child is likely to be told that
these nonphysical visitors are not “real”, they are merely “imaginary”.
Thus, early on the lines in the sand are clearly drawn: What comes
from the mind is “real”; what comes from the imagination is, well,
imaginary. Not real. A poof of a thing, no more than a whimsical
passing thought form.
Now granted the mind has
“poofs” all the time, ideas that run through it this way and that, but
because such thoughts come from the mind, these are not the same type
of “imaginary” thoughts because…well…because they can perhaps wear the
label of “practical” or “provable” or “conventional”. A value is made
apparent very quickly to baby humans: If you are going to delve into
the impossible, just make sure it’s the “practical impossible” and that
your ideas can solve problems or increase production or profits
somewhere. Having ideas just for the fun of having ideas is well,
impractical! A waste of imaginary income – not that a person imagines
or visualizes income….well, perhaps people do. But do such thoughts
really qualify for “imagining” or just wishing? That question leads us
to this most important question: Do people really know how to fall
down the Rabbit Hole? It’s an art, after all, and not an accident.
Art of Falling Down The Rabbit Hole
I’m an expert
on falling down the Rabbit Hole. I live in the world of the imagination
and the impossible. I rely upon the imagination to fill me with ideas
on a continual basis. If I lived in the ordinary world, I would
disintegrate in short order because the ordinary world is a place
filled with reasons why ideas can’t succeed and with the wounds of
failure and painful memories of the past that keep reminding people that
they should live fearful lives instead of inspiring ones. In fact,
even while writing this, a friend called for a business-related matter
but in warming up to our meeting, he asked what I was doing. I told him I
was writing a piece based on Alice in Wonderland. He
asked if I liked the movie. I said, “Not really, and I suspect Lewis
Carroll would not have cared for it either. Alice was meant to be
enchanted in Wonderland and not be disappointed by characters who were
defeated by an angry Red Queen.” He asked me why I loved Alice so much
and I carried on and on about my many reasons and even brought the
wisdom of Alice into the nonsense of the politics of Washington – which
was not all that difficult. But after all that, he said, “I have an
idea,” and off we went into the realm of the imagination, into the world
of what is waiting to be created, ideas just waiting for a chance to
Falling down the Rabbit Hole requires the
capacity to “let go” and allow your imagination to take flight, giving
form and vision to possibilities and impossibilities – before you let
your mind tell you they are absurd, ridiculous, too expensive, and then
that final blow, “What will people say?” What do you care what people
say? I never have – and that is the great secret of the Rabbit Hole.
You simply have to get over your fear of what other people think. For
what possible reasons do you care what other people think?
Now to be clear – I am speaking of creative ideas, not of
running out on my responsibilities, incurring huge debts, shooting up
drugs, or deciding on a life of theft. So let’s be realistic about
what I am speaking about when I speak about not caring about what other
people think. I still have my head on straight and my feet firmly
planted on the ground – but not my imagination. That part of me is
given full reign to go off to places known and unknown to me. My
target is the realm of ideas, original thought, creativity, and
accessing the deep resources of your soul from which springs your
“charism” or your “unique creative grace.” Visionaries and creative
geniuses know this inner sanctuary, as do great poets, writers, and
pioneers of science and medicine. This is where Emily Dickenson dwelled
as well as Shakespeare, Mozart, Bach, Einstein, Thomas Jefferson and
Benjamin Franklin. They all fell down their unique Rabbit Holes. They
imagined worlds that did not yet exist and their lives became devoted
to incarnating those worlds. I have no doubt that they imagined far
more than six impossible things before breakfast every morning.
It’s easy to tell who has what it takes to sojourn down
their Rabbit Holes. Within seconds of conversing with people, they say
something that reveals whether they are courageous or frightened, or
whether they essentially travel backwards all the time. They soon
reveal whether they have the stamina of spirit to explore the unknown
in their life or whether most of their decisions are aimed at keeping
everything the same as it always has been. Backward travelers will
never be able to find their Rabbit Holes. They have to be content with
reading Lewis Carroll and simply wishing their life could be different.
They will find it difficult to penetrate into the realm of the
imagination, as there is a profound difference between wishing and
Wishing Versus The Power of The Imagination
Wishing has little, if any, real power. It’s musing at
best and a passing thought or fancy in its weakest form. A wish is a
temporary enchantment that lacks the backbone and substance to attract
creative life force or power.
Imagination, on the
other hand, takes effort, energy, and generates a substantial amount of
emotional and psychic response once you make contact with a great
idea. Merging with a unique vision is the same as having an unfamiliar
download of grace rush through your system. In an instant, it
penetrates into your intellect, your emotions, your mind, your
vocabulary; your archetypal dynamics adjust themselves to new symbolic
content – shifting your understanding of the cosmos. You can feel the
power of that idea – that vision – take hold of you as it runs through
your blood like a new drug, making its way into your neurology. And
then it’s locked into your psyche. It’s yours. The download is complete
and you are on a high that is unexplainable to anyone who has never
been swept away by the thrill of contact with the realm of original
thought. This is a love affair unlike anything on earth because it
isn’t of the earth. But it soon will be – that becomes your task as
the vessel of the imagination.
implodes someone who won’t do what’s required to be a container and
vessel of that which others cannot see or comprehend. You have to be
someone who can handle being misunderstood or keeping your own creative
company or handling a vision others cannot understand. You have to be
strong enough to believe alone – and for a long time – in what others
cannot imagine. Many people have been able to do that, but most people
cannot stand alone in the demanding realm of the imagination. So they
live in the lesser world of fantasies and musings.
if you really could fall down the Rabbit Hole? Would you? Doesn’t it
tempt you even a little – or perhaps more than a little? Wouldn’t you
love to let yourself go and tumble into your own great unknown – the
unknown that is your own unimagined life that you could imagine if you
fell down the Rabbit Hole? You know you would.
could tell yourself this is just a game, so let’s just say this is just
a game. Okay – falling down the Rabbit Hole is just a game. (But
what if it isn’t? I had to say that – I just had to.)
down your Rabbit Hole requires that you dwell in the world of your
imagination. But really dwell in it. Nurture it. And here’s the
challenging part: You have to do what your creativity calls for, in
order to bring forth the ideas you are imagining. They won’t just fall
from the sky. Books, for example, don’t write themselves. Great
discoveries in medicine just don’t happen. Poets actually sweat over
their poems even though they’ve been completely saturated with the grace
of imagination. You must understand that you form a working
partnership with your imagination. Consider that one never forms a
working partnership with a wish – how absurd is that? Fairy tales
always lead a person to believe that a “wish” alone does all the work.
Now really – a wish and a bunch of fairies – and people believe this
more than they believe in mystical consciousness. And you talk about
absurd????? Anyway – on to the impossible – which is utterly possible.
in Six Impossible Things Per Day
This could be the
most fun exercise I have ever given you, by the way. Do NOT answer
these questions rapidly. Answering rapidly is an indication that you do
not want to give reflective thought to these questions which – let me
point out – you have never been asked before. Therefore, you can’t
possibly know the correct response right off the top of your head.
These questions require reflection. And they are questions in search of
responses versus “answers”.
1) Define what’s
impossible versus what’s possible for you. You’ve said to yourself,
“That’s impossible.” What were you talking about when you said that
and why was “that” – whatever that was – impossible? Too risky? Too
much money? Would you risk looking foolish?
2) What’s the key
difference between what you see as possible versus impossible? In
particular, you are to carry this description all the way to the point
of including “consequences”. That is, what would be the consequences
of the things in your life that you declared were impossible – because
in identifying the consequences, you are naming what you are really
afraid of experiencing?
3) Everyone travels backwards because
everyone has a history. The object now is to determine this: How often
each day do you travel backwards in time? All day? Most of the day?
4) Are most of your decisions aimed at keeping your
life as it is or introducing change? What is your rationale for your
decisions: Safety or new experiences and adventure?
5) Do you tend
to dismiss the creative ideas of others, looking for why new ideas of
suggestions won’t work as opposed to why they could work?
there some part of your life that you would like to move forward that
would be assisted by believing in six impossible things?
Six Impossible Things
Start anywhere. Or you can
build all six impossible ideas around a strategy, all supporting the
desire to break through something. Imagine something in your life that
you would like to be other than the way it is. Imagine something
absurd, for instance, or you doing something you have never done
before. For example, imagine yourself wearing something you’ve always
wanted to wear, or imagine yourself speaking to a neighbor that you
really do want to meet, or imagine yourself climbing a tree.
Here’s the real point of this exercise: Holding these
imaginings is symbolic of the White Queen in Alice – pure new thought.
Consider the Red Queen the aggressive part of your mind that will come
to do battle with pure thought, pure imaginings, pure creativity. The
Red Queen will always try to destroy a creative gift as the Red Queen
represents the opposition of the collective unconscious as well as your
external world and your own inner saboteur, so you must meet that
force on your inner battlefield. If you can grasp that, then you can
understand that the object of imagining the impossible is a
multileveled discipline that introduces you to the power of your
imagination and creativity as well as to your inner saboteur.
But imagining is ultimately not enough. You have to do
more than just imagine. You have to act on something that you imagine.
You have to bring it forth and give it life. The “impossible”
requires vigilance and dedicated attention and constant courageous
choices as well as a willingness to allow your life to change in
“impossible” directions – directions transcendent of north, south,
east, and west. Imagine that.
How often should you
make a list of six impossible things? That all depends on how daring
you are and how bold an imagination you have. In this regard, there
are no rules. You decide. My list is endless.
go for it. Enter the realm of impossibilities. One of the most
delicious lines Emily Dickenson ever wrote was: Dwell in
impossibilities. She obviously resided down the Rabbit Hole. It’s no
wonder she is my favorite poetess.
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York Times best-selling author whose books include Anatomy
the Spirit, Why
Don’t Heal and How They Can, Sacred
Contacts, and Entering
Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason, will be
published by Hay House in October 2009.
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