Aug 30

Thoughts from horseback

From my journal after sitting at the top of the San Juan Gooseneck Canyon, after watching the lightning light up the sky, and seeing the moon hang low and full…

Mine is a ministry of power – not blessing, or love, or peace, or freedom – but of a reconnection to power. That’s why rock and roll is so important to me – because it brings power and passion and fire, it creates movment!

I will be someone who helps people reconnect to courage and to power in people who have forgotten who they are. And I am not sure the right word is ‘power’ – it is perhaps more about ‘miracles’.

I am going to be moving into healing, creation, new energy – and I have thecredentials to do it. Anyone can rebuild a business after it has been stripped out by issues over ‘tax’ or ‘recession’ – but when someone knows it is their fault and their fault alone- well, when I overcome that I will have demonstrated a miracle. And I am about to whow the world how to do exatly that.

My gift is to connect people to their power – to give them courage. So these are going to be huge value indicators for me.

Only I can give away my power – and only by the action of giving it away – not because of ‘failure’ or ‘sin’. And we cannot be disempowered by words, or government, or anything else – only by owur own choice to be disempowered.

It’s time – time for me to start.

A trip on a horse

I really felt I should reconnect to my vision of creating a Leadership Adventure Centre (or similar) – That might be in the USA, and might have horses in it; God was saying that all the experiences I had had were desgined to equip me to create this – whether being confident on a horse, or being able to give of my gift.. Everything has been designed to bring me to this point.. God says ‘if you build it, they will come’ – and it will be a place created and built by God, not byme. The place will have no reality unless God builds it.

Aug 30

Mission and purpose

From my journal after sitting at the top of the San Juan Gooseneck Canyon, after watching the lightning light up the sky, and seeing the moon hang low and full…

Mine is a ministry of power – not blessing, or love, or peace, or freedom – but of a reconnection to power.  That’s why rock and roll is so important to me – because it brings power and passion and fire, it creates movment!

I will be (I am) someone who helps people reconnect to courage and to power in people who have forgotten who they are.  And I am not sure the right word is ‘power’ – it is perhaps more about ‘miracles’.

I am going to be moving into healing, creation, new energy – and I have thecredentials to do it.  Anyone can rebuild a business after it has been stripped out by issues over ‘tax’ or ‘recession’ – but when someone knows it is their fault and their fault alone- well, when I overcome that I will have demonstrated a miracle.  And I am about to whow the world how to do exatly that.

My gift is to connect people to their power – to give them courage.  So these are going to be huge value indicators for me.

Only I can give away my power – and only by the action of giving it away – not because of ‘failure’ or ‘sin’.  And we cannot be disempowered by words, or government, or anything else – only by owur own choice to be disempowered.

It’s time – time for me to start.

Oct 07

LEARNING – exploring Huna

The world of Huna

For years I have been interested in the Hawai’ian shamanism of Huna, the traditional belief system of Hawai’i. Part of that has been the fact that many NLP trainers like me went on to look at Huna – largely because of its similarity to the NLP model of conscious – unconscious – superconscious minds. A more important part has been a calling to explore this tradition. I’ve been reading on the subject for a while, but also travelled to Austin, Texas, to hear Dr Joe Vitale speak about his experiences with Dr Iheakala Hew Len and the Hawai’ian practice of Ho’opono’pono – and then to spend a weekend in Cork with Dr Hew Len himself learning Ho’opono’pono first hand. And that in itself is a series of amazing stories!

So when I found out that Serge Kahili King, author of (amongst others) ‘Urban Shaman’ was in Tamworth (about 30 minutes down the road from me now!) I knew I had to go… partly because of a deep inner knowing.. and partly because if I hadn’t gone, my friend Jackie would have had something to say about it.

And it was like coming home. So much of Huna ‘made sense’ based on what I already knew – or could be integrated into my existing belief set. The idea that we are all one, the concepts surrounding energy, the importance of flow, all started to fit into place. I found I was automatically extending the concepts, building new processes and adapting others, coming to deeper understandings of my own model of life – and of power.

I discovered new models for workshops and courses appearing in front of me – new ways to teach what I had known for years but lacked a framework to explain. I found new healing pathways that made more sense, worked more effectively and were simpler than what I had been experiencing. I found gaps in what I understood being filled in. And I found myself connected to nature, to other people, to God and to the universe in a new way – without all the shamanistic trappings of other worlds, of drums, rattles, arcane belief systems and so on. (And if those things work for you, that’s great, really – it’s just that they never did work for me, somehow).

If you’re interested in Huna at all, then read ‘Urban Shaman’… but the best definition I found of shamanism was from that book:

“I define a shaman as a healer of relationships: between mind and body, between humans and nature, and between matter and spirit”. I also loved Serge’s distinction between the warrior shaman, based on development of power to deal with illness, fear and disharmony, and the adventurer shaman, including Huna, tends to deal with these things by creating love, co-operation and harmony. Those who know me well will understand exactly why Huna appeals so much as a pathway to healing.

So, expect more Huna stuff from me over the next few weeks as I integrate all this. I’m profoundly grateful to Serge and to Pete from Urban Huna who brought Serge over to the UK. For more, take a look at www.huna.org and www.urbanhuna.com.

In fact, I am already planning some events based on this stuff – it’s released a new excitement and a background on which to teach – something to say and a framework for saying it.  Exciting!