Archive for December, 2010

Is THIS how children behave?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2010 by Heyoka Healing Arts

This post is in reference to a news story that I’ve been seeing on the BBC over the last few hours.
The title of the piece is :

Israel’s War On Jerusalem Children By Jonathan Cook
you can find it here….

A snippet to get things started… “Israeli police have been criticised over their treatment of hundreds of Palestinian children, some as young as seven, arrested and interrogated on suspicion of stone-throwing in East Jerusalem.”

The gist of the story is that the kids in the region (there doesn’t seem to be an age limit here, young ones, pre- and early teenagers) have been getting detained and held, with varying degrees of “interrogation”, by the local authorities.
The outcry seems to be that considering they are children, they are somehow exempt from the rules and therefor should be allowed to carry on the way their parents and older siblings may do, as in when the police or military or anyone they aren’t familiar with shows up in the neighbourhood, they are fair game to be assaulted with rocks.
Is there actually anyplace that this is acceptable? Uh, I don’t think so….

One has to think that there is a definite lack of common sense amongst the so-called adults and parents of the children involved here. The actual newscast of this story holds a lot more water than the words. The fact is, nobody, child, adult, whatever age, has the right to openly and commonly assault another person, be it in their vehicle or on foot, with rocks or any other manner of projectile. The truth is that the children in this area of the world are taught that this is common and accepted behaviour. Just because someone is different than you, just because they go to a different church or drive a car with a different licence plate, is apparently reason enough to endanger and often threaten the lives of others.

As much as it “may” be wrong to arrest/detain a child, the truth is, if you don’t want to pay the price, don’t do the crime.
It’s literally that simple. And one’s surroundings, upbringing, social situation…. none of those things matter.

The truth is, what’s wrong is wrong. And threatening ANY other person’s life is wrong, no matter where you’re from or what age you are.  Maybe the grown-ups of the region need a lesson or two in how to raise their children.  As the father of Amran Mansour says in the news story, “It’s a game to them, they don’t know any better…”.

Perhaps Mr. Mansour you should teach your child a little better, or for that fact, perhaps the majority of the parents that seem to accept this behaviour should be given a few lessons in parental behaviour.

Political shenanigans and a city full of red faces

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2010 by Heyoka Healing Arts

I very rarely say anything about politics, and I guess in reality this isn’t about politics either. More about the idea of the cult of personality and how it can warp and affect the general public, or more specifically, the LCD (lowest common denominator…)

It would seem it’s time for Toronto to dance the “Embarrassment Boogie” yet again.
It’s not enough that we had to deal with Mel’s antics years ago, now this. You know the only reason anyone’s going to listen to the guy in the silly clothing from the hockey broadcast is because he’s all-pervasive. And because of that he’s at the point, for some people, definitely NOT me, of being an (ugh) icon and a “representative” of the real people.

Here’s a newsflash…
Not ALL Canadians
(a) drink beer
(b) watch hockey
(c) have a fondness for Rush, Gordon Lightfoot, Mr. Dressup or Timmy’s, or
(d) love and venerate the CBC.
I don’t care for snow and cold, or the way Mr. Obnoxiously-Loud-Mouth & Suit guy dresses for that fact, so why,
I ask anyone, would I want THAT to represent me, the city I live in or for that fact the whole freakin’ country I’m from?
Can you say embarrassment?
If not, just say Don… or perhaps Rob.
Only time will tell.

Energy, gadgets, and investment in yourself…

Posted in Healing thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2010 by Heyoka Healing Arts

As much as I can and do appreciate upsetting the apple-cart from time to time, the fact is that change isn’t always what we’re looking for.
Case in point…
A friend in the Reiki/metaphysical world that I wander around in sent me a note from another therapist who went on to say that the Reiki energy just wasn’t doing it for her anymore, the energy is old and apparently not relevant because of the shift in the human race that seems to be taking place.
Which leads me to this …if something works for you and you’re happy in it, fine. If it’s worn out it’s welcome for YOU, that doesn’t mean that it no longer works for everyone else who is happy with it.
Why, oh why must people foist their opinions on others who are apparently doing alright?
If someone isn’t feeling the buzz from raising and passing the Universal Life Force, well, that’s okay. Maybe their time is up doing that sort of work, or perhaps working within that framework has run its course.
Call it what you wish, (here’s that old chestnut yet again), the energy is what it is, undefinable but indeed, definitely there for those that wish to access it.
God, Krishna, Buddha, Ganesh, whatever…. IT’S ALL THE SAME.

(Funny, my mom asked me about meeting her parish priest to talk about doing a sermon on just this.
Now there’s an image, the Heyoka at the pulpit.
That’s something I don’t think anyone would ever expect, least of all me.)

The energy, as we’re all aware, is compassion, love, awareness, and a willingness and eagerness to share what many energy workers/healers/therapists have learned to (some degree) harness.

I’m learning, or have learned, that each new modality is a new way to pull in a buck. I’m really sorry to say that, but it is in fact the truth. It’s at the point where I’m having people with all manner of gadgets and healing wands and this, that and the next thing wanting me to endorse what they’re hawking, and frankly, I’d rather not.
The fact is, WE can and do heal ourselves and we DON’T need the little $300 and $400 gadgets that “speed up the healing process”.
We ARE the healing gadgets.
I’d rather take the time and teach the client how to
ENACT and ENABLE the energy so that they don’t NEED the little gadget.

All we need is the awareness and intention.

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