Much has been happening in the world in these last few months, from Ukraine, to mass shootings in Uvalde, to the possibility of Roe vs. Wade being overturned.
In my world, I continue to edit the new version of the List Book, and it is going very well. I just wish I was finished! Then I could get out there and talk about the situations above, in the context of the List. (If you are interested in these topics too, please see my rant/comments below.)
Also, we have had another very successful List Update Class at the Phoenix Library last two Saturdays. I have booked two more days there, Wed, June 15, 9-4:30, and Wed., June 29, 9-4:30. The address is 510 West 1st Street, Phoenix, OR . We would love to see you there!
I personally used this time to sort and classify my List, and to remove even more items from a certain category that had already happened. (Yes, that was a miracle! I can tell you more about it in person.) I will continue this process of shortening my List on the next two Wed.’s. Regarding the miracles, needless to say, I had on my List a number of wordings to address a housing difficulty my husband and I had, and that has been resolved.
Problem Solving with Your List
Remember that you too can use your List to help you solve problems. It is just a matter of figuring out what the end result of what you want really is.
So, some people ask, why would I need to update my List; and if it were really working, why would problems arise? Well, as I have recently addressed in the new version of the List book, nothing is more constant that the constant of change. And as we change, new situations and even new limiting beliefs about those new situations can activate; thus we experience new problems, or blocks. Then you need a new I Want and I Am statement to address that new situation/problem, and to eliminate the limiting belief that is keeping you from getting what you want.
Row Vs. Wade & Several Feminist Books
You all know how I feel about Ukraine, and what I have and haven’t been doing about it. But this new situation with Row Vs. Wade has got me quite upset, and so has the most recent mass shooting in Uvalde.
Regarding Row Vs. Wade, I have many mixed feelings about it. No one wants to have an abortion I believe, but with the disenfranchisement and mistreatment of women in our world, sometimes it seems that there are no other options. Now, this right, too, is possibly being taken away from women. And with broken families all over, leading to broken and unattended children, who needs another unwanted child? (Men, I understand you can be disenfranchised and mistreated too: but I am still quite “touchy” about this subject.)
So, personally, this situation prompted me to buy many of my important feminist books, that I lost in the fire. Daughters of Copper Woman, by Anne Cameron, was at the top of my list.
Why? Because in that edition, it is actually a woman who creates a man. Thus the religious right’s seemingly divine right of men telling women what to do, because they created them, is gone. –The religious right. And even religion itself: so much that is wrong and is done in the name of “right.”
Another of my favorite books is The Gnostic Gospels, by Elaine Pagels. This book, too, turns many of current Christian beliefs on their heads. –The resurrection, for example, in these Gnostic texts found in the 40’s and considered more authentic than the King James version of the bible, is recorded as actually Mary Madelaine “seeing” Christ on a higher level. A joke is made in this book, that Jesus and his disciples were actually just a group of really gifted psychics! So much, too, for the absolute authority of Christ himself: being able to return from the dead, as no one else has ever done.
So much too for the religious right telling us that soothsaying and psychics are evil. The one person that they put all of their faith and confidence in likely was a psychic himself.
Uvalde & The List
So, where am I going with this? Well, now we have Uvalde. –Where we have a whole religious community wondering why and how this mass murder could happen.
Not to dis these people. They have suffered so much.
There are lots of issues that likely led to this mass shooting, but the one that seems the most likely to me is the connection to negativity on the internet, and even violent video games. –Let along a lack of supervision and structure by this young man’s parent(s).
Why do I say this? Well, how this relates to the List, is that through touch, we program our subconscious minds. And our subconscious minds create our reality. So, a young man, or person, who is totally fixated on their phones, touching them, and reading negative material, or playing a negative video game on a play station, is actually programming that negative behavior into their subconscious mind. Thus, without intervention of some sort, similar behavior is likely to occur in that person.
Sad, but true.
Not that these are the only influences. But I believe they are big ones.
Positive Parenting: that is another subject I would like to broach when I begin to talk publicly about the List again. It involves so many things! But the List and Mind Frames, and even Guides and Visualizations, can make the task of parenting so much easier and more effective.
Grandmother Agnes & The Grandmother’s Council
Three more books that I purchased were Grandmother Agnes’s book, “Wake Up World!” and the books of the Council of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. (Grandmother’s Council the World, and Grandmother’s Wisdom.) Grandma Aggie’s book was especially enjoyable to read.
While the gifts in these books are many, what comes to mind today is the need for people to respect each other and all things, as well as to be functioning more from higher consciousness, and on a daily basis. Too, everything these grandmothers recommend is done with the next seven generations in mind. –Not just immediate gratification. I think we would have a better world if we would have these values also. Somehow, I think society needs a better plan!
As to the next two List Update Classes, I look forward to seeing you and talking with you about your wants, needs and desires, on any subject you choose. Please contact me too if you would like a private in-person consultation, in person or on Zoom.