Anette L

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  1. would someone please puke out a few ideas on what I can paint I`m usually all up for painting intuitively, but I would like to have a plan of what to paint ahead of starting for a change. But my creativity has taken a holiday today... Any crazy ideas, quotes or.. well... anything I feel a little like painting jesus with red stilettos, but maybe not today.
  2. A thought on Max

    Man, I thought I was sick in the head ...
  3. All the hurt in the world... what do YOU do?

    Thank you xuesheng Good luck to you on your journey too! I really like your post, and I too, value compassion over just about anything. And I give thanks almost every day, that I have the ability to be compassionate, no matter how much pain comes with it. It`s all good to feel and to act on it, how we feel about things tell us a lot about who we are. I enjoyed reading your reply, I can`t say I disagree with you on any of this... Tao and dao, all this is new to me, so thanks for the literature tips, I`ll check it out. How about sending love and light? I know it`s such a new age thing, but do you people think it ...works?
  4. NLP and Max (Conman) Christensen

    Hmmm.... I`m an nlp practitioner myself and found it to be a great tool to help you release traumas and emotional blockages. It gives you some important tools, that of course can seem intimidating, but I still think most people can not and will not become a new "derren brown". I don`t know if the thread starter`s reason for posting this was to speak out against nlp or max? I would recommend nlp to anyone, any day, but I do NOT like the money-part of it. If you want to know more about nlp then read the books, I don`t believe anybody who charges up to $5000 for a seminar to do it for the right reasons. I do, on the other hand, think it is ok to charge enough to cover your plane ticket and stay and thought the money for the kunlun seminar was well spent. That`s my take on it. Manipulating people shouldn`t have access to nlp, but that is simply not the way it works. There are always people who will use precious information just to benefit themselves. One has to use a little brains and whole lot of heart to distinguish real from fake. What exactly are you basing your strict verdict of Max on Patrick?
  5. Who am I ?

    That`s a good idea mantis Just tell her that she is perfect the way she is, and make sure she knows we all get lost and wonder who we are And once we think we know, then all of a suddon we have changed. We are never really the same... Actually, she shouldn`t really listen to what any of us are saying or suggesting, she`s got all the answers she needs herself. But, one of my first thoughts when you mention poems and verses, is that she could go into a bookstore and just use her intuition to find a book that might give her a start, and maybe some answers. It`s funny how, when you need answers and have faith that they will be provided, they will come to you without you having to look for them. I don`t know how spiritual/alternative she is, `cause it might not be appropriate at all to suggest something like that. But, I do believe miracles occur and questions will be answered just with a little faith. We should never underestimate our intuition and ability to find all we need within ourselves. Then again, maybe it`s questions that are important, and not the answers.... ? I wish her all the best in her quest and hope she finds all the answers she needs
  6. All the hurt in the world... what do YOU do?

    I can just say: wow! Thank you so much everyone. There are lot of wise words on both the practical, emotional and mental part of all this from all of you. There are, of course, so many things we can do to make this a better world. And you have contributed so many wonderful ideas, I hope we can all get inspired from each other, and strive to be the best we can ... both to ourselves and the rest of humanity. I do believe that love vibrates on a much higher frequency than that of negativity and fear, and I agree with those of you who state the importance of being in harmony/loving oneself. You probably have to love yourself a hell of a lot, to have the courage to help those who are in the poorest of conditions... and I hope I can build up the courage to do that sometime within this lifetime. Then again, some mentioned how good living conditions doesn`t equal happiness. That is so true, we really don`t have to travel the world to find someone to be nice to, it doesn`t need to take more than a smile to lift someone`s spirit Derren Brown sums it all up with "do unto others, as you have them do unto you". That`s definetly part of my life philosophy. I believe that everybody deserves the same amount of respect and compassion. Albert Einstein says it beautifully in my favorite quote: "A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." -Albert Einstein Someone also mentioned how you change the whole by changing yourself. Don`t we all know this to be true? That everything we think, feel and act on is being reflected to us. Scientist even say that we can`t trust our memories. The memories seem more positive to us when we are happy while reflecting on them. And if we`re depressed, we are going to paint all those memories in dark greys. Nothing escapes the now. That reminds me of another quote I love: "we thought blue prints were too sad, so we made them yellow" - from "painters" by Jewel Kilcher These were just some of my thoughts for right now... Anyway, thank you so much for all the answers.. again I wish you, and everybody around you all a happy and blissful day
  7. Who am I ?

    On Self-Knowledge - by Kahlil Gibran (from "the prophet") Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights. But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart's knowledge. You would know in words that which you have always known in thought. You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams. And it is well you should. The hidden well-spring of your soul must needs rise and run murmuring to the sea; And the treasure of your infinite depths would be revealed to your eyes. But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure; And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line. For self is a sea boundless and measureless. Say not, "I have found the truth," but rather, "I have found a truth." Say not, "I have found the path of the soul." Say rather, "I have met the soul walking upon my path." For the soul walks upon all paths. The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. The soul unfolds itself like a lotus of countless petals.
  8. I don`t know if I`m just too sensitive, or if I haven`t learned to distance myself from everyone elses problems. (ha, well, they are in a way my problems too, if we`re all one and the same) What`s your take on this subject, how do you cope with the fact that there`s so much shit in this world? what do you do to make this world a better place? I have ambivalent feelings on this. One part of me knows that I can only change myself, and that way make a positive impact on the world. Another part of me wants to cry with those who hurt, want to make them feel that someone understands. I have given up watching the news and reading newspapers, it`s just depressing as hell. I never feel that I do enough.. never feel I`m satisfied with the little I try to do, even if it`s all I do, all the time. I sometimes wish I could scream out all the truths I feel I`ve found, but it just doesn`t feel right. Something in me tells me that everyone needs to walk their on path, and that they wont necessarily reconize something as a "truth" just because I do so. It`s so hard when you feel you have some keys to happiness, and people don`t listen. They are at a different place in their search for finding themselves, and for all I know they can be ahead of me.. I just know that the more I learn the less I know. This turned out to be a post of mixed thoughts and subjects, but does anyone see where I`m going with this? I`m sorry if this isn`t a tao subject, but please give me a tao-take on it Love & light, Anette
  9. What is the Kunlun Energy

    What a great post freeform My experiences with the law of attraction originated from quite a different source than the secret, so I guess those words I read gave me a little insight on the fact that I did have to let go in some way. To tell the truth, it completely changed me. I felt I was always at the right place at the right time, and I was happy. Somehow it wasn`t enough though, cause I always ended up having down-periods after a while and then the climb up to happy-go-lucky-Anette was pretty rough. I don`t really know what happened, but I started getting sloppy and felt it required a lot from me to always be positive. I believe that the law of attraction can be summed up in once sentance, it`s no hocus pocus. It simply tells us that like attracts like, and that positive thoughts, actions and intentions vibrate much higher than those of negativity. I do think that the law of attraction is a great tool, one path that is worth walking, but I love how easy kunlun is. I love what you wrote: "What Kunlun practice seems to do (for me) is that it teaches you to get out of your own way!". That is a beautyful way to put it. Kunlun is still very new to me, but I also feel that it works that way. I`ve always lived in my head, and been told that I need to stop thinking so much. I felt that this was corrected, but I`ll admit it kinda pissed me off too, `cause what was I if I was not my thoughts and feelings? I feel kunlun helps you see past all that in a way, helps you let go... go with the flow Or maybe it was max, with all his "let go of your mind" talk. hehe And with pure intent and trust in the fact that everything you need will come to you, you might not have to think your way to everything in life? How long have you been doing kunlun freeform?
  10. A thought on Max

    Damiano (sp?) I think his name is. I really like him. He also had this calm, soothing energy about him. Something about him... hmmm... that I can`t really put my finger on.
  11. What is the Kunlun Energy

    Intention.... mhm I`ve been working with the law of attraction for quite a few years now, and I only see result when I "give in" , and by simply knowing and feeling you have that power to attract whatever you like. And I think that , sadly enough, the secret kinda messes up the law of attraction. Things happen at their exact right timing, and even the law of attraction can`t escape the fact that time doesn`t exist, and people tend to be too impatient. If you truly want something, with all your heart, then just ask that it happens if it`s the best for you and KNOW that the universe will serve it to you when you are ready. It`s funny how we think we know what will make us happy, that if a new car falls into your lap that must be god`s will. But, it`s your will, itsn`t it? How about realizing that we`re much more than what could fit into this body, that maybe we could simply wish for "happiness" and not all the things we think leads to it? To me, this is all about being concious about the choices we make all the time. There are always hints and feelings that can tell you which choice will benifit you the most, but it`s much easier to constantly ignore them. I assume most people doesn`t even know they have the ability to find the answers to everything within themselves. Those concious choices also leads to a way of creating your own reality that is amazing, where you meet people through simply following your heart and a life that feels so right.. because everything flows naturally. Whatever you are, whoever you are, like attracts like. A pretty scary thought though, since I work like a magnet on totally crazy people and have experienced so much shit in my life. None of us like to think that we were partly "fault" in all this ourselves
  12. Thank you for sharing your notes JazZen, this was an interesting read I find it funny how much this goes against the european way of living, where you`re supposed to achieve to be accepted and where everyone fights like dogs for attension. I wish thoughts like those in your post would hit some of my fellow norwegians, cause it`s easy to become invisible to others when you`re passive. That`s ok in a way, but I so enjoy being with people who are calm and at peace (and doesn`t feel the need to speak the loudest and laugh the most all the time)... I truly miss that sort of company. I`ll probably need to read this again.. and maybe again. I think I really like this taoism, what I`ve crasped of it so far... fits into my puzzle of everything in some way
  13. Another one from Norway..

    Yeah, those ladies in the park running around like headless chickens they where a little scary That`s cool that you came across it on this forum, seems to be a lot of kunluners here. Oh, and qinqon, not qingong...