Category Archives: Marnie’s Musings

Safe and Secure at all Times, Not So Bad!

A Safety Techniques Class 03/04, 10:30-2, Phoenix Library: List Updates, B4 & After, 9-4.

Hello Everyone!

Our New Year’s Goal Setting List Update Classes were a great success!  Thank you to all who attended. 

The Final Step! Burning I Wants & Removed I Ams!

We will be meeting again on Saturday March 4, 9:00-4:00, at the Phoenix Library.

A Safety Techniques Class

At 10:30 am I will be teaching a class in Safety Techniques, using List, Visualizations and Guides Techniques.  In these interesting times, it is more and more important to know how to protect yourself from using all of the techniques available to us, as developed by Jann and Joe Timmreck.  I look forward to sharing and reviewing these techniques with you!  The class length will depend on practice and discussion time, but I believe we will be finished this class by 2 pm at the latest.  Treats (power bars & gluten-free pie) and beverages are provided!  But if you have a special diet, please bring what you desire. The fee is by donation.  If anyone from a different area is interested in this class, please contact me, and we can create a Zoom Class on a different day.

I will be at the library as of 9 am setting up, so if you would like to come and work on your List early, I’ll be available to help as of about 9:15.  When we have completed the Safety class,people can leave or continue to work on their Lists until about 4 pm.

Thank you!  I look forward to seeing you there!  Please RSVP if you are interested in attending this Safety Techniques class.

A New List Technique

I learned an interesting new List Technique at our New Year’s List Update gathering, from another long-term List Alumni.  I learned to work on only the first half of my List, which contained areas in my life that are currently in a state of change.  The other half, I didn’t touch.  This made one of the last steps much.  I only had to read down to where I stopped making changes, the next three, the last two, all three times.  So, I was able to move to the final step much more quickly, which was burning the removed List statements and any new I Wants I had written out.  (As many of you know, the List works best when you complete the Update process within two weeks.)

At the New Year’s List Update Class, everyone worked at their own pace, and a number of people completed their updates within the first two of our three classes.  Not me!  Famous for a very large List, a too large List, I spent all three classes working on the first half of my List.  So my plan for Saturday March 4 when we are updating our Lists is to work on the second half.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

Happy Winter!  I know we are all looking forward to a wonderful spring.

Lots of Love, Light & Laughter!

Marnie Hancock.

Cruisin’ 2022, 1st M. Retrograde 2023, List Update & Overhaul Class Dates

Happy New Year All & Classes! 

Wishing you all the best in 2023!

The beginning of the New Year is a great time to Update or Overhaul your List.

Join us locally at the Talent Library:

Sat. Jan. 7, 9-5;

Sun. Jan. 15, 9-3, &

Sat. Jan. 21, 9-12:30.

Join us also Zoom, same dates, 10-11, plus more time if you desire.  Please reply via my email if you are able to attend.  I will email links to the meetings a day or so prior to the classes.

You will notice that from the 7th to the 21st is two weeks.  Any updating or overhauling you want to do on your List needs to be completed within a two-week period, to be the most effective: hence the timing.  You may not need that much time to go through your List, but that will be the focus of our meetings.  There are new, more comprehensive instructions written for the new book, especially for overhauling your List.  Join us!  We look forward to sharing and catching up with your lives, as well as giving you the opportunity to update or overhaul your List with fellow Alumni.  

Cruise 2022 & List News

2022 came to a wonderful conclusion with our annual 2022 Cruise, this year through the Panama Canal and up to Mexico.  The National Cartagena Zoo in Columbia and a snorkeling excursion out of Porta Vallarta Mexico were the highlights for us, besides traversing the historic Panama Canal.

Flamingos at the Cartegena Zoo
The New Panama Canal

Yes, I had on my List that I was “having best possible cruise vacation from Dec. 3, 2022 to Dec. 18, 2022….”  The flights were also covered, and despite the storms of this Christmas, we flew to Fort Lauderdale and then home from LA, easily and quickly. 

–One thing that I forgot though!  Or just that I didn’t have time for.  I didn’t put on my List that my husband was having the best possible time also!  So, four days into our cruise, with several disappointments happening around us, I quickly did a similar I Want statement for him; immediately our cruise improved!

1st Mercury Retrograde 2023

We came home to the first Mercury Retrograde of 2023.  This retrograde is from Dec. 28, 2022, to Jan. 18, 2023.  Phew!  Understand that communications can be “interesting,” and be careful in traffic.  Also, try not to sign anything important during this time.

Book News

I am very pleased to share that the new List book is nearing completion.  I feel very good about this, and while this project has kept me from teaching the List, I look forward to when I can teach again with the more complete version: hopefully by the fall of this new year.

Happy New Year everyone!  Blessings to you all, and please be in contact if you have any questions and/or if you would like to join us in overhauling and updating your List.

Marnie Hancock

Huatulco Mexico, & The Emerald Princess

Gratitude, OLLI, List & Vis. News, & Plastic in Paradise & The Amazon


Hello everyone! I am so grateful for you all, and for this wonderful spring and summer.  This Spring, I am so thankful for the wonderful people I met at OLLI at SOU, teaching the classes the List aka Reality Dynamics and Visualizations: The Point of Power.  I am also very grateful for the many List Alumni too who have sent me information about the plastic situation. This summer, I am so grateful too for the many beautiful places that my husband and I have been able to visit and hike at.  No smoke!  Yeah! My husband has kept me very busy this summer, with many trips away, so as to avoid–the smoke, which never happened! Yeah again! But if I have seemed somewhat absent, that’s why.

Crater Lake and Wizard Island, at the beginning of the Summer of 2019

OLLI Gratitude

I met so many wonderful people teaching this Spring at OLLI.  Thank you to the members of OLLI who have attended our “Reality Dynamics” classes.  I have really enjoyed teaching at OLLI at SOU, this spring and for the last 3 years.  For those of you who don’t know, OLLI at SOU translates to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Southern Oregon University.  I enjoy OLLI students so much.  They are intelligent, curious, educated and socially responsible individuals.  Several new alumni have joined our List Newsletter, so thank you, and welcome! 

I was grateful too to those List Alumni who re-attended our List Class.  You were able to provide valuable testimonials as to how the List has uniquely benefited your lives.  A special thank you to you too!

Another great benefit of teaching at OLLI is that this compels me to working on all of the Timmreck information, in preparation for publishing all their books on Amazon.  I made great progress on the “Mind Frames” book last year, teaching it at OLLI for the first time.  And this year I made great progress on the book, “Visualizations The Point of Power.”  Joe Timmreck and I are now calling all of this information, “Reality Dynamics,” rather than, “Theta Mastery.” It just seems more appropriate.

As for the List book, for the rest of the year, I am working on its reorganization and putting it in the order of the original List class, and also adding a voice to the book, or a narrator.  This is a project I have longed to get to, and now it’s happening.  I am working with a great editor, and when we are finished, the book will go to a local and professional book designer.

As to the other books, next Spring I plan to teach Mind Frames at OLLI once more, The List, and possibly Visualizations: The Point of Power.  I am not sure if I will have the new version of the List book complete by then, but the current version is still very instructive and valuable.  More and more students at OLLI purchased the List book this year, and I am very pleased with this. Thank you!

Summer Gratitude

Marnie above Secret Beach, just up from Brookings, OR, Summer 2019

This summer I am so grateful for the clear skies and warm temperatures we have all been enjoying.  My husband and I have been taking the time to “smell the flowers,” as you can see from this photo, from our recent hike at “Secret Beach,” just outside of Brookings OR.  We also managed to get over to Bend, and just outside of Bend we hiked up to Tumalo Falls. What a delight: the view and the hike!  I recommend it to everyone!  Also, we got our usual summer treks to Crater Lake (first photo), the Rogue River and Mt. Shasta.  I will share the Tumalo Falls photo with you here, and the rest below. What a wonderful destinations!  I hope you enjoy these summer images!

This Fall and Winter

This fall and winter I plan to concentrate solely on the completion of the latest copy of the List book.  This is exciting and I look forward to sharing the final product with you all.

I may hold a List Update Class in the fall, but as of yet I haven’t booked a time or location.  If you would like a private consultation about your List, though, please give me a call, and I can help you with wordings. 

Plastic in Paradise 2:  More Gratitude!

Thank you to those of you who gave me your input on the Plastic in Paradise situation, which I wrote about in my last newsletter.  Long-time List Alumni friends have replied and weighed in about how to solve the problem of, “Plastic in Paradise.”  There is good news and bad news, so I’ll share with you both, and then I’ll share several suggested List wordings to assist in creating more good news! 

Several List friends have weighed in with alternatives to plastic, such as soy, hemp, cactus and seaweed!  Even several new machines can be made from repurposed plastic.  And instead of Styrofoam containers, I learned that cardboard ones can be used and composted.  Speaking of Styrofoam and cardboard, though, other alumni mentioned the bad part of this subject, that in China people use 60 million take out containers a day.  By the way, why did the Chinese stop recycling our plastic?  One person informed me that it was because it was too dirty.  Yes, we need to clean up our act!

 Other articles I’ve read on the subject say that the majority of the ocean’s plastics come from the 10 major rivers in the world.  Most of them are from countries other than the US and Canada.  I heard too that in some Asian countries, people take their garbage down to the sea, to let it wash out with the tide.  What?  For decades, now, too, ocean going ships, military and cruise ships, have just been dumping their garbage right into the seas.  Now, too, plastic micro-particles are being found in our rivers, even at the headwaters.  Yes, again, we need to clean up our act—and soon! 

Some more good news, though, is that Europe has just banned all single use plastic.  Too, more and more people are getting together to clean up local beaches; and the young man who designed the ship and large boom that gathers plastic from the ocean has fixed his invention and set sail again.

From the helpful List perspective, here are some List wordings that several alumni have suggested.  Only add them if you feel so moved.

“…having human beings use plastic only for their best health and benefit, easily….”

“…having plastic function to the mutual benefit of all, easily….”

Several long time List alumni also really like the wording I shared in the last article, because it is the end result of what we want.

“…having the human race function for the benefit of the Earth, air, water and land, easily….”

Another final suggestion is that “…countries are responsible for the recycling of their plastic, easily….”

If you can think of other suggestions for related List wordings, please email them to me.

The Rogue River, above Natural Bridge.

The Amazon Forest

All the while, reviewing the plastic situation, I kept thinking about the Amazon Forest.  Now, very visibly, people are aware of deforestation in the Amazon.  This is a really important concern, and so, let’s think of some List wordings to address this issue.  What first comes to mind are these wordings:

“…having the trees in the Amazon rain forest safe and secure at all times, easily….”

“…having the trees in the Amazon rain forest abundant, intact, plentiful and healthy and strong, easily….”

“…having members of the Brazilian government function for the benefit of the trees, animals, Earth and land….”

“…having the Amazon rain forest the site of abundant international eco-tourism, easily and quickly….”

Thank You!

Thank you again for your interest in Reality Dynamics, and I wish you much joy and happiness throughout the rest of the year. Please be in touch if you have any new information or you would like some help with your List.

Yours gratefully,

Marnie Hancock.

Mount Shasta, from Heart Lake, up from Castle Lake, CA.

Mercury Retro., Climbing Off Anger Mountain & “List” Musings

Happy Retrograde!  Yes, a Mercury Retrograde began this Friday, and this aspect will continue until December 16th.  Have you noticed that traffic is “jammin’?”  Or that communications are “twisten?”  That’s OK, just blame it on the retrograde!  That’s what I like to do!  LOL.

Speaking of blame!  I have been thinking a lot about the different forms of that term, and I would like to share them.  –I know, it’s Thanksgiving.  I should be writing about something more positive.  But in the end, you will notice that I am indirectly, and directly at the end, expressing gratitude for my education and educators:  Read on, and I hope you find this “educational.”  Happy Thanksgiving!

Blame: justified or unjustified?  Well, I think the unjustified form of it has other terms, and those are denigration and stereotyping.  (Here, by the way, are some definitions, from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.  I learned these terms at university, when studying Sociology and Psychology in the 1980’s, and I am so grateful for having learned these concepts.)

Definition of denigrate 

transitive verb

1 : to attack the reputation of : defame denigrate one’s opponents

2 : to deny the importance or validity of : belittle denigrate their achievements

Definition of stereotype 


a standardized mental picture that is held in common by members of a group and that represents an oversimplified opinion, prejudiced attitude, or uncritical judgment

Hmmm.., too, I see blame as another way of not taking responsibility for one’s actions, which is another “twist” on that term.

And also very importantly, how do we react, when we are falsely blamed, or stereotyped and denigrated?

Well, I think our first reaction is to get emotional, and then to react, likely in hurt, anger and outrage. 

So, what would Jann Timmreck, my favorite educator and List author say about that?  “Ye who goes emotional, looses!”  Another way she would have expressed it, would be, “Don’t go beta!”

Also, there is a lot of research that shows that if a person gets very emotional, they actually don’t think as clearly or as rationally as they would if they were calm.

Thus fear, anger and hate are also intense emotions, that can be manipulated to the manipulator’s advantage (whether they are consciously aware of this or not.) 

Unfortunately, all these emotions can be very intense, beta energies: and another important very important thought or dynamic comes to mind, which I also learned from Jann and Joe Timmreck. 

People almost always “harmonize” with, or go into rapport with, the most intense energies.

IE, anger begets more anger, fear begets more fear: and hate begets more hate.

It spreads,  or generalizes, likely without rational thought, and all of a sudden people are fearing and hating and being angry at whatever it is convenient for them to be angry at: perhaps some childhood beef, or some unjust and historical prejudice.  It may not be what first started the intense emotional energies: but hey, it’s the next best thing.

In the extreme, all of a sudden you have a society where people feel unsafe, people are attacking each other, and conflicts continue to generalize and grow.

OK, I’m rambling a bit, but these are some of my thoughts.

Another interesting piece of psychological research that came to my attention recently is this; men are more likely to form alliances based on bias.  (Well, let’s not get “biased” against men.)

Bias!  There’s another word that can be thrown into the same categories as blame, denigration and stereotyping.

And remember, all this may not be based on the truth.

The truth: what is that, in this day and age?  Well, for me, the most significant truth for people to remember is that all energy flows in a circle (again, Jann and Joe Timmreck and List theory.)  Whatever we do and say, always returns to us in like kind: hence, for me, the validity and power of the List, and it’s focus on positive words and expressions.

Not to say that all anger and fear are always negative.

Some things it’s right to be fearful of: and some things it’s right to be angry about.  It’s just please let’s try to keep it under control.  For example, don’t let it get you to the point that it causes you to do something illegal!  Especially like hitting someone or causing someone’s death.

Also, try to keep it based on truth.  Ask questions.  Research.  Make sure, for example, that the person you are angry with really meant what you are thinking they meant!  Often, from my experience, it is something different.

The positive aspects of fear is that it can protect us from danger: we just need to figure out if the danger is real or not.

And the positive aspect of anger according to Jann and Joe Timmreck’s Mind Frames theory is that anger can be used to get someone or some organization unstuck.  Again, though, it needs to be kept within “controllable limits.”

When I was a teacher, I remember we taught the students not to go too high up anger mountain.  There were strategies to employ before one got up to say 10 out of 10 on the anger scale: breathe, was one of them.  Take a deep breath.

Next, walk away.  Think about it, before you act.  (In List theory terminology, let the Right Brain insights have time to come in: take time to get unstuck from Left, where the beta emotions occur.)

Then, we often taught students, make an I message.  For example, “I don’t like it when you____, and I don’t want you to do it anymore.”

Believe it or not, that works.  (Jann Timmreck always taught that an internal person will always give in to an external person.  And an I message is very external.  In Mind Frame terminology, Left External, to be exact.)

Too, I always taught my students that we needed to stay calm when we were discussing problems, we needed to use nice words, and we needed to use nice body language, including a nice tone of voice.   

Next, when there was a problem or a dispute, I would also often have children act out what happened.  (Somewhere in there, questions were asked, feelings were shared, and empathy was created.)  Usually, doing this, problems were resolved easily, and oftentimes the children came to realize the problems were not caused on purpose: they were usually an accidental bump, say, misunderstood as deliberate.  (IE, understanding the intention was important.)  Next, I encouraged both children to apologize, and in the end, they were often friends again.  –And until I did this?  The battle usually continued.

Very few students were actually bullies–or racists or bigots: whatever you want to call them.  These children were often kids who had been bullied or seen bullying themselves; or they had not been taught the social limits to their behavior.

But I am digressing.  I guess by now you’ve figured out that I’m talking indirectly about the current political and societal situation (and even, comments on the internet.)

While I see some anger as valid, I see a lot of denigration happening; denigration that is not based on truth, on either side, and on some sides more than others.  I guess I’m a little bit afraid that as whole society is heading way too far up anger mountain!  Really, mostly, I am just observing.  I am trying not to judge.

I see problems on both sides of the political spectrum.  I do sometimes see the liberal media twisting leaders’ statements to sensationalize what’s happening.  (What, does this increase ratings?)  On the opposite side, I do see leaders using denigration, or what I used to call “put downs,” to their advantage.  (If I put someone down, others will follow.)  And all this rage and anger that this generates will give me the leverage to get what I want done and weaken my opponents– whether either side is consciously aware of this dynamic or not.)

By the way, in my classroom, I had a rule, “No putdowns!”

Truly, some institutions are stuck, and they do need change.  But doing it this way?  Hmm….

What I see mostly that concerns me is that much of what is said and done is not based on the, or my, personal truth.

I sit back and I wonder, don’t people know that much of this “mud slinging” is wrong?  Why aren’t they acting more intelligently?  Why aren’t they acting more wisely?  Why aren’t they discussing things more intelligently, calmly, positively: just like I taught the children who had a difficulty in the sandbox.  (Then I remember, I actually only learned many of these  problem solving techniques about half way through my teaching career, from a program we used called Second Step and another teacher.  And the Timmreck information, I learned in my late 20’s.  Thank you Second Step, Laura W., and thank you Jann and Joe.)

Well, I guess I am lucky in that I had the education and teachers that I did.  I wish that Psychology and Sociology, and positive parenting and discipline strategies, and yes the List and Mind Frames, were all taught more in schools, and not just left to the educational elite: people who can afford to send their children to college and university, say, to learn the “humanities.”

Because I often think that it’s the uneducated that take out a gun and want to shoot their neighbor, over say a fence dispute.  They don’t take the time to stop themselves, and to not go up that anger mountain.

Humanities: yup, I think we all need to learn to be more human.  To be better at taking care of each other, and our society: and to try the best we can to be more positive, in everything we do and say, so that positivity returns to each one of us in like kind, and thus to our society as a whole.

Let’s crawl back off anger mountain and try to talk more positively, calmly and intelligently to each other. Too, let’s look at the whole picture, and not just one or two of the parts.  And please don’t get angry with me, for trying to talk about politics or what we say on the internet: let’s stay calm, and use positive, respectful words: because it all comes back to each and every one of us in the end, because it really is—our very own society—that we’re talking about.

Thanks for listening.

Marnie Hancock, B. Ed & List Teacher, @


Summer & Fall Events: Transformative Flow

Hello Everyone! I hope your summer was beautiful and restful: contrary, perhaps, to the astrological influences of the summer, which were those of Mercury and Mars Retrogrades. I’m sure those influences added to the “smoke” and “fires” that so many of us experienced this summer. Mercury is the planet of energy and will, and some would say, the planet of change and transformation by fire, or even through war. Thank goodness we bypassed the war part! This Mars retrograde ended on August 26. Yes! The Mercury retrograde, which governs communications, ended approximately a week ago. Mars and Mercury Retrograde intensities, especially in communications, were definitely felt by me this summer, and I had to remind myself to do the transformative gold Figure 8 infinity visualization with those around me, and to say my color and emotion a lot. Both techniques seem to unblock the communication barriers, and to get those loving relationship feelings flowing once more.

Re-evaluating the Past

Retrogrades also tend to bring up the past, and we are sometimes given opportunities to re-evaluate how we acted previously, and we are given opportunities to learn how to better act moving forward. I think we are seeing these influences on a macro level, and on a micro level too. For myself this summer, I felt like it was a challenge to stay “emotionally disassociated” with intense energies around me. I felt like I was almost playing a waiting game, until these influences calmed down and were going back in a proper direction. (I have been told that patience is an important lesson for me. What!?! Me!?! Oh, hurry up and go away retrogrades!)

Visits from the Animal Kingdom

While waiting, however, I had some amazing visits from the animal kingdom. It seemed like animals were playing a special part in my life this summer, with timely visitations from snake, owl, fox, hawk, rabbit and deer, each with their own special message for me. I will share some of these photos and messages with you, starting with Snake (Transformation.) Fox is next (Stealth, and a waiting game), Owl (Wisdom), Rabbit (Fear) and lastly, Deer (Unconditional Love.) (Sorry, no picture of Rabbit, as he/she got eaten! LOL. –Just a little reminder not to go beta, or too emotional.) If you are interested, the Native American culture talks about messages through animals, and you can research their meanings by purchasing a book or searching on the internet for The Medicine Cards. The overwhelming and practical message for me this summer was all of the above, but especially from Hawk, (Warning), who I share below, the warning message was, “While off on excursions, keep your cat inside!”  (I have placed Deer, Unconditional Love, at the end of this article.)

This summer my husband and I managed to find renewing beauty in nature on several occasions, bypassing the smoke, and my featured, top image is one of my favorite shots. Getting out in nature is definitely a way to renew, and another way to elevate the emotional, beta energies to healthier, happier, and theta ones. The “cross crawl” of hiking (in this case along the Rogue River, up beyond Beckie’s Café), also helps to even things out, and to move from stuck left brain to “right,” getting the flow of positive energy flowing and moving once again.

Reorganizing my List

At first I didn’t notice the retrograde re-evaluating influence consciously, but this summer I did decide to reorganize my List. For the first time in almost two years, I went through my List completely. And what did I learn? Well, for one thing, I relearned how important it is to do this, and more often, because I realized that there was one major area that I hadn’t covered on my List!  Several years ago my left hip was bothering me, and so I put many both general and detailed statements on my List addressing that. Not long afterwards, my left hip was great, “physically comfortable, functioning naturally and normally;” but then my right hip started bothering me! In retrospect, I didn’t have the many statements identifying my different right hip parts as “healthy and strong,” and “the cells, tissues, fluids,” etc., the same, in my right “iliac” bone, my right pelvis, etc., and so it was important for me to add all of these statements. Too, I removed many outdated statements, and I made core statements for about three “old” Good/Bads. Much to my husband’s happiness, my List became much smaller! (He likes to keep a simple, general List, while I tend to get much more specific.) All in all, it was a wonderful experience, and I highly recommend it to you all. As the instructions mention in the List book, once every six months to a year a complete List overhaul is advisable. Personally, I took the full two weeks to go through my List, laying it out on a large table, and reorganizing the various categories. Then I put it all back together the way I wanted it, and then I read it through completely, three times.

List Info. Talk and Classes Sept./Oct.

The Mars Retrograde also influences our will power, and how we apply it to our destiny. After some transformative, renewing and re-evaluation time, with increased energy I am ready to get busy again with classes and writing. This will be my focus this fall. On Sept. 24, at the Ashland Co-op, from 6-8 pm in their classroom, I will be giving a talk titled, “The List And Your Well-Being.” I hope you can attend if you are in the area. A List Class will follow, two Saturdays, Oct. 6 and 13, from 10-4 pm, in the Guanajuato Room at the Ashland Public Library. Please watch for more reminder emails, and if you have people in your life who you feel will benefit from the List Class, please encourage them to attend and/or contact me. Consider attending yourself! I will also be teaching the List Class, Mind Frames and hopefully a Visualizations class at OLLI this spring, with more details to follow in the New Year.  Thank you, and let’s wish for a smoother and more “comfortable” autumn: I won’t say fall! Let’s all just move right on into deer, and unconditional love!

Gratefully, and with Love, Light & Laughter,

Marnie Hancock.

Mind Frames & Love, Next Wed. 06/20, 1-3 Ashland

Hello Everyone!

What makes a rock solid foundation for a loving, intimate relationship?  As the title indicates, Mind Frames and Love Relationships is the topic of the upcoming workshop on Wed., June 20, from 1-3 at the Ashland Library (Guanajuato Room.)  This is also the topic of this post.  Whether you have attended the Mind Frames workshop before or not, I am sure you will find this article and workshop highly interesting.  (The workshop is by donation.)

As many of you know, I have recently been teaching Mind Frames through the OLLI program at SOU.  (OLLI stands for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and SOU stands for Southern Oregon University.)

The Mind Frames students at OLLI requested extra time on the topic of Mind Frames and Love Relationships, and hence the upcoming workshop.

Teaching at OLLI was such a wonderful opportunity for me.  It was delightful for me to teach these enthusiastic, wise students.  Also, what a wonderful opportunity to further develop the materials and then place them in a much more comprehensive book!

Also, it was a great learning experience for me.  Joe Timmreck gave me an even deeper understanding of Mind Frames: and one of the OLLI students gave me a very important descriptive word for the main goal of learning Mind Fames: that of tolerance.  That one key word to me that is the main benefit of Mind Frames: learning tolerance: tolerance of each other’s differences, whether it’s with just a casual acquaintance, or with someone you are involved with in a long-term, love relationship.

Join me next Wed., then for an even deeper understanding of this and the main topic, Mind Frames and Love Relationships.

Enjoy the article below!

Marnie Hancock & Joe Timmreck.

Mind Frames and Love Relationships

As a general rule, we are attracted to people who either match our Native Mind Frame, including our native Mode; or in contrast, we are attracted to people who are the opposite of our Native Mind Frame and Mode.  (Mind Frame opposites are easy to define: but by Mode opposite, we mean a different Mode from our Native one.)

Also, we generally have very little resistance to these different Mind Frames and Modes.  It is almost as if it’s an attraction, in that we can see those qualities missing in ourselves, giving ourselves more completeness.

Whether this is actually true or not is incidental.  A long-term relationship with someone who functions primarily from an opposite Mind Frame and Mode is usually the most difficult.

Essentially, each of us tends to impose our own assumptions and expectations of behavior on the other partner based on our own Native Mind Frame and Native Mode.

With regard to pure Mind Frame dynamics, disregarding Modes for the moment, in a relationship where one of the individuals in the relationship is stuck in a Mind Frame, the other partner can be pulled into the stuck mode and become stuck there also; or, they can be thrown into trying to go into the correct Mind Frame (usually the opposite one) to complete the Mind Frame circuit for both.  If this occurs, that partner will react in some fashion.

When anger is present in a relationship, this often indicates the partner who is angry is trying either to not get stuck in the stuck state of their partner, or he or she is trying to get out of their partner’s stuck state.

If the partner simply joins into the stuck state they may start to exhibit their partner’s stuck behavior patterns or they may become ill with that stuck Mind Frame’s illnesses.  (Surprisingly, if a partner is ill in a relationship, it is usually the other partner who is stuck!  What a great out!  If you’re ill in a relationship, you can blame it on your partner!)

But all laughing aside, in a relationship between opposite Mind Frames and Modes, a great discord between the partners will occur over a length of time, as no one chooses to stubbornly stay stuck.

Successful, close, intimate and long-term relationships are usually those which have the highest number of matches in both Mind Frames and Modes.  Essentially, the feeling of love occurs when these matches are very high.

While in most relationships Mind Frames matches are paramount over Modes, in intimate relationships, Modes become equally if not even more paramount, because over time the individuals involved in the relationship need to be able to communicate in a common Mode, in order to keep the energy and dynamics of the relationship moving forward.

Essentially, once in relationship, relationships last when the two people complete the full Mind Frame circuit (Right Internal, Left Internal, Left External and Right External.)  This is what we would term, “a healthy relationship.”

Too, the “Mind Frames Dance” is somewhat of a two-step, in that while a person stays most of the time in their Native Mind Frame, the other Mind Frame the most natural for them is the opposite one.  So this would be the best match in a relationship (a similar Native Mind Frame and its opposite, or visa versa .)

Relatedly, the most successful Mind Frame match is when if one partner gets stuck, the other partner is able to match them and then take them to the opposite Mind Frame.  (For example, someone who worries too much—a stuck Left Internal—would be most successful in a relationship with someone who makes them laugh.  In this way they are being pulled out of Left Internal stuck, and moved over to Right External.)

So, similarities are very important to a long-term, intimate relationship; but some differences are important too.

Ultimately, we are here to learn; hence the differences: but it is good if we can have some enjoyment while doing it; thus the need for similarities.


 See, hear and hug you next Wed. at 1!  Or, send me an email or give me a call.  Marnie Hancock.

Earth Day, Native Views, List Update Class 05/12

Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22nd, and I thought I would share with you several interesting videos I encountered when signing up for an on-line Earth Day event from the Native American community.

Both Grandmothers and Grandfathers speak in these videos, and while some of the thoughts and beliefs are not all the same as my own, many of the ideas are similar to what Jann and Joe Timmreck and I have talked about in the past. Too, while some of these ideas seem quite dire, I share them with you because I have always believed that the new and valuable information provided in the Timmreck seminars is a new way to help this Earth to be much more beautiful, prosperous and safe place to live, for all of us.

A side note: keep watching! When you think one talk is over, another speaker comes on. It is well worth the wait.

From The Grandmothers

As some of you know, I attended three Grandmother’s Councils, in Lincoln City, Sedona and Anchorage Alaska. While the Grandmothers are no longer meeting in their formal councils, some of the younger Grandmothers are still very active. I recently received their invitation to their upcoming three-day on-line event, titled Reverence for All Creation, and culminating on Earth Day. The event takes place on April 20, 21 & 22, at 12 PM Pacific Time. I have signed up myself, and watching the video link below gives you an idea of the upcoming topics and presenters, and also how to register yourself if you are interested.

From The Grandfathers

After watching this and other videos relating to this event, I noticed the link below titled (Part 1) Indigenous Native American Prophecy (Elders Speak part 1.) This time I listened to Grandfathers speak, and they talk about caring for the Earth, living a spiritual life, and taking personal responsibility for Earth and the future of our world. (This last topic is covered especially by the second Grandfather speaking, in Part 2 of this video, which plays just after Part 1.) I also found these videos very valuable.

List Wordings for Earth Day

From the List perspective, as you may remember, I have written previous articles including List wordings for the Earth. Here they are again, and below them is a link to the original article. Of note is that I have added a wording specifically for the trees. As the first and Hopi Grandfather states, we are linked to trees, and they are very important for us and to our survival.

“…having the air of this Earth healthy, functioning naturally and normally, easily….”

“…having the soils of this Earth where we grow our foods abundant, healthy and safe and secure at all times, functioning naturally and normally, easily….”

“…having the water on this Earth healthy and safe and secure at all times, functioning naturally and normally, easily….”

“…having the trees on this Earth safe and secure at all times….”

“…having the trees on this Earth abundant and healthy, functioning naturally and normally, easily….”

List Update Class, Saturday, May 12, 12-4 PM, Ashland Library

Perhaps you may want to put several of these helpful List wordings and more on your List at our next List Update Class on Saturday, May 12. We will be meeting at the Ashland Library, in the Guanojuato Room, from 12-4 PM. You are welcome to drop in at your convenience, and the fee is by donation.

I look forward to seeing you then! Happy Earth Day!

Lots of Love, Light & Laughter,

Marnie Hancock.

Sedona & Cruisin’ Into Spring With The List

Hello Everyone!

My husband and I just returned from our most recent vacation, to Sedona, Fort Lauderdale, and cruising in Mexico and the Eastern Caribbean.  What fun!  In Sedona, I enjoyed experiencing one of the Earth’s vortexes there for the first time.  Bell Rock vortex felt so positive and wonderful that it practically knocked me off my feet!  Many other happy trails were found, with Sedona now publishing very detailed vortex and hiking maps.  Now it’s back home to beautiful Ashland, and I must say, I am very happy to be back.  While Sedona was wonderful, cruising these days was not the same as it was 31 years ago, when my husband and I went on our first honeymoon.  This vacation was a little more, “prickly pear,” just like these beautiful heart-shaped but spiny cacti we found on our hikes in Sedona.

After a week in Sedona, we flew to Fort Lauderdale, where we boarded two separate cruise ships, one week after another.  Just before we arrived in Jamaica, however, we were told that the US had just recently issued a travel advisory warning for Jamaica, saying that it was no longer safe for tourists.  Once we got home, too, we heard of a similar warning for certain parts of Mexico, places where we had just been.   These were sobering moments.

Security was also very high on and off the ship, something we hadn’t experience in the past.  The level of desperation and poverty that we saw in several places too was quite saddening.  And on the cruise ship, we learned that that many cruise ships are now registered to third world countries.  As such, they don’t have to abide by Western labor and health laws.  Essentially, the employees on these ship were mostly from third world countries, often working seven days a week, 10-12 hours a day, and for many months at a time.  –We did our best to tip well throughout our vacation.

Personally though we were safe and lucky, and I credit much of this to both common sense and having a List.  In Jamaica, despite the travel advisory, we asked a crew member where his favorite place to go was, and he said “The Bamboo Beach Club.”  There, we experienced Reggae music, friendly locals, great dancing, swimming in warm waters, and free Jamaican rum!

The Island of Grand Cayman was also particularly wonderful, as we swam at “Sea Ray City.” Boats form in a circle and sea rays come in to be fed.  We all go a chance to feed the rays ourselves, and we also snorkeled close by and saw a moray eel and many beautiful tropical fish.

But while we had a lovely time, the educational experiences I had made me so glad to be back in the beautiful Rogue Valley, and to have my feet planted firmly on this beautiful and prosperous ground.

The List and Mind Frames at OLLI, April & May

Now the Spring term begins at OLLI at SOU, and I am preparing to teach a List Class there Wednesdays, 1-3 pm, April 4-May 2.  I am also teaching a Mind Frames Class Wednesdays, 1-3 pm, May 9-May 30.  Membership is required to take the classes, for the cost of approximately $125.00, and membership has lots of benefits.  You would be able to attend these and many other evening courses throughout the year.  Please call OLLI at 541-552-6048 if you are interested in attending either class.

List Update Class

Our next List Update Class will be on Saturday, May 12, 12:30-3:3:30 pm., in the Guanajuato Room at The Ashland Library.  (Please just drop in: by donation.)

September Classes 2018

I will also be teaching classes in the fall, after an evening talk at the Ashland Co-Op.  The talk is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 24, from 6-8 pm (class dates, TBA), and the talk is about The List and Your Health.

Mercury Retrograde Soon

FYI, our next Mercury Retrograde begins this Thursday, March 22, and it lasts until April 15.  Know that communications can sometimes be a bit mixed up during these times, be careful in traffic, and check your details twice.

I wish you all a happy, prosperous Spring, and I look forward to seeing you soon.

Marnie Hancock.

Vacations, OLLI & List Update Class, Nov. 19, 12-4, Ashland

Hello Everyone.

This fall has been a wonderful one, despite the uncertainty in the outside world.  I hope it has been wonderful for you too.

I have especially enjoyed teaching the List at Southern Oregon University’s OLLI program, and I have enjoyed meeting a number of new and wonderful people.  The class has spanned over 7 weeks, with everyone completing their Lists last week.  It was a delight hearing some of the successes that their Lists had already brought to them.  Like this arch at Bryce Canyon, these students will now be entering a whole new world, filled with whatever adventures they decide to put on their Lists.

This fall we flew down to Las Vegas to visit friends, and then we traveled to both Zion and Bryce National Parks.  They were very beautiful.  Bryce Canyon was particularly unique, with all of the different land formations, from erosion over time.  Here is the List wording I used for this vacation, and it worked very well:

“…having the best possible vacation to, from and in Las Vegas, Nevada, and in and around Bryce and Zion National parks, in Utah, from approximately September 3, 2017, to approximately September 7, 2017, fulfilling the mutual wants, needs and desires of _______” (my husband’s name), “and myself, experiencing the best possible weather conditions for us, easily, enjoyably and comfortably….”

These next two weeks at OLLI students will be learning the Good/Bad Technique, the Trauma Release Visualization, and Jann and Joe’s NLP theory.  Relatedly, with learning the Good/Bad Technique, these new List students will also be able to see the various limiting beliefs that are keeping them from achieving their goals.  Like the monoliths of Bryce Canyon, these limiting beliefs can create barriers to success.

Please consider arranging a Skype video call, if you would like me to help you with a Good/Bad Technique that you would like to complete, on an area in your life that may not be flowing very well.

If you are in the area, our next List Update Class, where you can review your List or complete a Good/Bad Technique, will be on Sunday, November 19th, from 12 to 4 pm, in the Guanajuato Room at the Ashland Library.  Attendance is by donation.

The List and its basic technique, as well as the Good/Bad, gives a person the tools to go deeply and positively into their subconscious mind, remove their limiting beliefs in various areas, and then allowing them to achieve  most anything they desire: such as hiking down deep into Bryce Canyon, despite its steepness!

We are home now, and I think what has also made this autumn so wonderful was all the adventures my husband and I can participate in, as well as the wonderful friends we both have.  We love the outdoors, and the beauty that Nature provides.  We feel so blessed.  Relatedly, here are two List wordings that I believe have really added to our lives.  (I know, you’ve likely seen some of them before, but it’s good to review them.)

“…enjoying experiencing the visual, auditory, kinesthetic, olfactory and gustatory delights of nature….”

“…having an abundance of the best possible friends for me, sharing fun, laughter, enjoyment, common experiences and interesting conversations, fulfilling my wants, needs and desires, easily and enjoyably….”

Going back briefly to the outside world, I recently received a request for help from Grandmother Flordemayo, the Mayan Grandmother from the Grandmother’s Council.  This request came to my email account, and so it wasn’t possible to put that link into this article.  Here is a link to her Facebook page, however, and if you scroll down a bit to her post of Oct. 14, you can see her request for donations.  It would be sad if this temple needed to close.  Please help out with her heirloom seed temple and share with “interested others” if you feel so moved.

Thank you.  See you on Nov. 19th!

Lots of Love & Light,

Marnie Hancock.


Summer 2017 List News: Retro Events, Wordings & OLLI List Class

Mercury Retrograde & Intro.

Hello!  This summer has been full of new energies, surprises, much beauty, and at the same time an interesting look into the past.  A Mercury Retrograde began on Saturday August 12, and the Solar Eclipse occurred on August 21.  Mercury Retrogrades often bring about a review of the past, and I read recently that the Solar Eclipse crossing through the middle of the US is reflective of a review of the past civil war in America.  But Mercury Retrogrades are also about getting extremes in new information about past events.  This Retrograde ends on Tuesday, September 5, and hopefully the new insights gained about race relations in the US can lead to more informed implementation where needed.   At the end of this email, I have reprinted some helpful List wordings for Race Relations, Humanity, and also Nuclear Energy.

Summer Beaches

Personally this summer started out wonderfully, with the discovery of a new swimming hole up in the local mountains.  The first pictures is from that beach.  Many fun days have been spent there, with a healthy, 20 minute walk in, and then a gradual, sweet entry into the water on smooth, flat lava stone.  This was very reminiscent of swimming on my favorite beach in Naramata, on the Okanagan Lake where I grew up.  This lake, named Howard Prairie Lake, is mostly clear and warmed by the sun, barely populated, and with only rare visits by pelicans, eagles, families of deer and the occasional bumble bee!  (I just love this picture of this bee, and I had to put him in!)

Bee PCP Trail 2017 ResizedSmoke and fires have started up now, though, and while I am reminiscent of how smudging smokes from fires are protective, I look forward to clear skies and breathing clean air again.

World Events

Certainly world events have become a concern, too, and I have felt this quite strongly.  Yes, I admit, I have made sure I have a good supply of Potassium Iodide on hand.  I remember buying a supply of this product when Fukushima happened, and when I relocated this supply, I also found instructions about how you can take up to 130 mgs a day, to protect the thyroid from radiation.  I have found out too that more can be purchased locally at health food stores and Army and Navy supply stores.  Sigh.  We don’t like to think about these things, but I think it is wise to be prepared.  Other helpful tips can be found in this previous post about Fukushima, and here is the link to it.

Solar Eclipse

On a lighter note, the solar eclipse here in Oregon was a wonderful event.  Having procured the appropriate glasses, my husband and I enjoyed the beautiful eclipse from high up on Mount Ashland, with other happy revelers, and then we shared a wonderful lunch at Callahan’s Restaurant close by.  From what I have been reading from Astrologers, this event is significant in terms of new learning.  While I haven’t quite figured it all out, I was pleased to note how everyone felt a sense of awe and appreciation at nature’s beauty.  I hope and dream that this sense of awe and appreciation will continue, towards all aspects of nature, and also towards each other.

Solar Eclipse 2017 M & J

An Upcoming List Class, Sept. 12-Oct. 24 at OLLI at SOU

For my part, in terms of beautifying the world, I continue to offer The List or Reality Dynamics Class, in the hopes that people can improve their lives and the world around them.  This fall I am offering a List Class at Southern Oregon University’s OLLI program.  OLLI stands for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which I believe is similar to a Continuing Education Program often held at Colleges and Universities.  If you live in the Ashland area and you know someone who would be interested in attending, please call OLLI at 541-552-6048 to register.  They would need to become a member, for a fee of $125.00, which entitles you to take many other interesting OLLI courses throughout the year.  I am selling the List book separately, for $40, and purchase of the book is optional.  While most members are 55 years of age and older, younger people can become members and attend classes.  This class begins Sept. 12 and runs to Oct. 24.  The days and hours are seven Tuesdays from 11:00 to 12:30.  Also, if your area has Continuing Education Programs at local Colleges and Universities, and you are interested in seeing the List taught there, please contact me.

Helpful List Wordings

Searching through previous posts, I found wordings that fit race relations and humanity’s “oneness” and commonality.  I also created a new wording about nuclear energy.  Here they are below.

“…having the best possible resolution to race relations in the United States of America, easily and comfortably….”

“…having humanity have the best possible common values, easily….”

“…having humanity know and share their best possible common values, easily….”

“…having human beings love and accept each other, on any level, easily….”

“…having humanity function from its highest consciousness, functioning with truth, wisdom and knowledge, on any level, easily….”

“…having any of the nuclear energy on the Earth safe and secure at all times for any living beings on the Earth and the Earth itself, functioning in the best possible form and manner, to the mutual benefit of all, easily….”

My best to you all, and I hope to see and hear from you very soon. I hope you enjoy the beauty of these wild flowers, now in bloom along the Pacific Crest Trail up at Mt. Ashland.

Wild Flowers Mt Ashland 2017Lots of Love, Light and Laughter,

Marnie Hancock