About two wolves, choices and happy thoughts

Think happy thoughts
During our last holiday I read The Alchemist from Paolo Coelho again. It is brilliant how this book, this story, reaches you differently every time. I remember the first time I read it I didn’t really understand it all. Now the opposite was true. Everything resonated and it was one huge field of encounter. Not that I have ever been in the desert, or have been a shepherd, but this story about the recognition from the heart and the walls of illusion is just a great metaphor for life. Well, that’s probably the reason why he sold 30 million copies of it worldwide.
The boy, a shepherd, is learning how to tap into the universal language. A language unspoken, but always present. And there is only one way to tap into this language, through the heart. It is the gateway to intuition, love and awareness. Shutting off your heart means staying inside the walls of illusion, an imprisoned world that is fabricated by our minds, our thoughts.

Now lately we cannot close our eyes anymore for the terrible things happening in our world. There are big shifts going on on a macro-level. But these are actually quite the same as the challenges we face in our daily lives, or even within ourselves. That is called the principle of correspondence, one of the Hermetic principles. It says that everything that happens on one level, also occurs on all other levels. So how can we change this? Let’s start with ourselves. Again there is a beautiful Zintenz story about this subject, the one of the two wolves:

An old indian told his grandson about life. “Within me there is a fight going on”, he said to the boy. “It is a horrible fight between two wolves. The one wolf is bad. He exists from rage, jealousy, greed, conceit, lies, false pride and ego. The other wolf is good. He is joy, peace, love, hope, calmness, humility, kindness, generosity and compassion. Within you the same fight rages. And that goes for each and every other living person.” The grandson was thinking for a moment and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf will win?”. The old indian smiled and answered: “The one you feed.”

If we feed ourselves with love, or, if you like to put it more down to earth, happy thoughts, you’ll be much more likely to create positive things than by thinking negative. This is a choice. And it starts with you. And because every single particle is energetically connected, you can create a movement. Don’t believe me? Watch this video. A movement of happy thoughts. Because if you put yourself in a positive state, you create a positive wave. Brains will start serving hearts instead of the other way around, keeping up the walls of illusion. So why not start today? Feed yourself with good things, let love rule and think happy thoughts!


Never lose your sense of wonderNow in my last blog, I said the universe might surprise you, when you step through your fear and out in to the world. You have to be courageous, because there are gifts and wonders for you and happening out there all the time. You get signs, and if you are able to follow your intuition, you will be offering your life the space it needs to unfold in the way it is supposed to be, in order for you, to live up to your greatest potential. Being aware of the smallest things, makes you see not just the beauty of it, but also the path it is clearing for you.
Now my mom told me about this documentary she saw with Johan Cruyff, called De Wandeling. He had to make huge decisions in his life and his father was his main sparring partner. After he died, and Johan was facing another big decision, he asked his father to help him out. The next day, his watch, that he inherited from his father, stopped working. He brought it to the jewelers, but it worked again and was clean, so he couldn’t really do anything for him. The next day it stopped again. He brought it back to the jeweler again and once again received it back working, without him doing anything about it. Johan felt this was his fathers way of telling him the decision he wanted to make was the right one. He trusted that, although he wasn’t on earth anymore, he was still there to guide him.

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