The Four Agreements: Part 5

Good day friends,

Over the next few weeks, I am reading, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. Some days I will Quote a page or just give you a summary of what I read and how I understand it. I am just an ordinary person, and I find it interesting how different people see the world. This is not based on any typical religion. I hope you find it as interesting as I did. Please keep an open mind.

Domestication and the Dream of the Planet: Part 3

“The outside dream hooks our attention and teaches us what to believe, beginning with the language that we speak. Language is the code for understanding and communication between humans. Every letter, every word in each language is an agreement. We call this a page in a book; the word page is an agreement that we understand. Once we understand the code, our attention is hooked and the energy is transferred from one person to another.

It was not your choice to speak English. You didn’t choose your religion or your moral values – they were already there before you were born. We never had the opportunity to choose what to believe or what not to believe. We never chose even the smallest of these agreements. We didn’t even choose our own name.

As children, we didn’t have the opportunity to choose our beliefs, but we agreed with the information that was passed to us from the dream of the planet via other humans. The only way to store information is by agreement. The outside dream may hook our attention, but if we don’t agree, we don’t store that information. As soon as we agree, we believe it, and this is called faith. To have faith is to believe unconditionally.

That’s how we learn as children. Children believe everything adults say. We agree with them, and our faith is so strong that the belief system controls our whole dream of life. We didn’t choose these beliefs, and we may have rebelled against them, but we are not strong enough to win the rebellion.”

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

My titbit on today’s quote.

Children indeed believe everything that adults say. Adults are supposed to teach us and be our role models. Even as adults, we seek the advice and leadership of older and wiser people.
Although as children, we did not choose our religion, language, or our moral values. We still have the choice to change them to suit our needs. In the modern age, we can even change our name and surname if we wish to.

With all my heart, thank you for your continued support.

Have a Blessed day.

Coreen

Schedule for Gratitude. Love. Positivity Posts

  • Monday – Practicing Gratitude (Using The Magic by Rhonda Byrne as guideline)
  • Tuesday & Wednesday – Talk about current book. (The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz)
  • Thursday – Quote on a photo.
  • Friday – Refer to something in The daily Teachings by Rhonda Byrne
  • Saturday and Sunday – Quotes

List Of Books for future posts.

  1. The Everything Law of Attraction Book by Meera Lester
  2. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
  3. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
  4. The Magic by Rhonda Byrne – Monday Posts
  5. The Power by Rhonda Byrne
  6. Hero by Rhonda Byrne
  7. Daily Teachings by Rhonda Byrne – Friday Posts
  8. The Greatest Secret by Rhonda Byrne
  9. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz (busy reading and discussing)
  10. The Master of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz
  11. The Voice of Knowledge by Don Miguel Ruiz

The Four Agreements: Part 4

Good day friends,

Over the next few weeks, I am reading, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, and just give you a summary of what I read and how I understand it. I am just an ordinary person, and I find it interesting how different people see the world. This is not based on any typical religion. I hope you find it as interesting as I did. Please keep an open mind.

Domestication and the Dream of the Planet: Part 2

“Attention is the ability we have to discriminate and to focus only on that which we want to perceive.”

The Four Agreements by Don Migual Ruiz


Through repetition, the people hooked our attention and put information into our minds. By paying attention, we learned how to behave. What to believe and what not to. We have learned what is acceptable and what is not. What is good and bad. What is beautiful and what is ugly. We also learned the difference between right and wrong.

Everywhere we go, we listen to what the people are teaching us. The same happens in the family dynamic. Mom, Dad, brothers, and sisters are all trying to get your attention. We also learn how to get attention from other humans. We also become very competitive. Children seek the attention of their parents, teachers, and friends. The need for attention becomes very strong, and it never stops.

My thoughts on the above.

We are like sponges. We gather information in school, at Church, from our parents and friends. In the modern age we are also hooked by Television, Social Media and the Internet. We then decide what is acceptable for us. Every person has his or her own perception.

Children will do different things to get attention. They love the praise they get. Some parents even award their children with gifts or money. Others will resort to something wrong to get attention.

We as humans are very competitive and we would hurt others just to get noticed.

With all my heart, thank you for your continued support.

Have a Blessed day.

Coreen

Schedule for Gratitude. Love. Positivity Posts

  • Monday – Practicing Gratitude (Using The Magic by Rhonda Byrne as guideline)
  • Tuesday & Wednesday – Talk about current book. (The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz)
  • Thursday – Quote on a photo.
  • Friday – Refer to something in The daily Teachings by Rhonda Byrne
  • Saturday and Sunday – Quotes

The Four Agreements: Part 3

Good day friends,

Over the next few weeks I am going to read The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and just give you a summary of what I read and how I understand it. I am just a normal person and I find it interesting how different people see the world. This is not based on any typical religion. I hope you find it as interesting as I did. Please keep an open mind.

Below is the first few paragraphs of the next chapter. I tried to do a summary of it but then it will only say. Our whole life is just a dream and with Covid for some it’s a nightmare…

Domestication and the Dream of the Planet: Part 1

“What you are seeing and hearing right now is nothing but a dream. You are dreaming right now at this moment. You are dreaming with the brain awake.
Dreaming is the main function of the mind, and the mind dreams twenty-four hours a day. It dreams when the brain is awake, and it also dreams when the brain is asleep. The difference is that when the brain is awake, there is a material frame that makes us perceive things in a linear way. When we go to sleep we do not have the frame, and the dream has the tendency to change constantly.
Humans are dreaming all the time. Before we were born the humans before us created a big outside dream that we will call society’s dream or the dream of the planet. The dream of the planet is the collective dream of billions of smaller, personal dreams, which together create a dream of a family, a dream of a community, a dream of a city, a dream of a country, and finally a dream of the whole humanity. The dream of the planet includes all of society’s rules, its beliefs, its laws, its religions, its different cultures and ways to be. Its governments, schools, social events, and holidays.”

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

What do I think the author is trying to say to us? I find it difficult to put my thoughts on paper. It is all over the place right now. When I first read this book, I found this chapter confusing. Still do, but this is my thoughts on the above. We are awake and dreaming. Does dreaming refer to thinking? Even when I go to bed at night, my brain does not “switch off” I am always thinking. I get the weirdest dreams at night, I dream of places I have not even seen before or read about . Is that a dream within a dream? I do not always go with what society feels is the way to do things. Does this mean that my dream is different from societies? I also want to live in peace, I believe that respect and good manners are a important part of life. But when you look at the world a big part of humanity does not have respect or good manners?

I would love to hear some of your thoughts on this. Like I said I don’t think I really understand what the author is trying to say, but I am keeping an open mind.

With all my heart, thank you for your continued support.

Have a Blessed day.

Coreen

The Four Agreements: Part 2

Over the next few weeks I am going to read The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and just give you a summary of what I read and how I understand it. I am just a normal person and I find it interesting how different people see the world. This is not based on any typical religion. I hope you find it as interesting as I did. Please keep an open mind.

Today’s Chapter is a story about a man who made a discovery in his dreams. Again PLEASE KEEP AN OPEN MIND.

Chapter 2: The Smokey Mirror

Three thousand years ago, there was a man who studied to become a medicine man. He wanted to learn the knowledge of his ancestors. He did not agree with everything and felt there must more.

On the night of the new moon, he went to the mountains and slept in a cave. He had a dream, and he saw himself sleeping and later went outside. He saw millions of stars in the clear sky. Something happened that transformed his life. He looked at his hands and felt his body. He heard himself say, “I am made of light; I am made of stars.”

He looked at the stars and realized that the light creates the stars. “Everything is made of light,” he said, “and space in-between isn’t empty.” Everything that exists is one living being with light as the messenger.

He realized that although he was made of stars he was not those stars. “I am in-between the stars,” he thought. He called the stars the tonal and the light between the stars the nagual. He knew that what created the harmony and space between the two is life. Without it, the tonal and the nagual could not exist.

Everything in existence is a manifestation of the one living being we call God. He concluded that human perception is merely light perceiving light.

He also saw that the matter is a mirror. Everything is a mirror that reflects light and creates images of that light. The world of illusion, the Dream, is just like smoke, which doesn’t allow us to see what we are. “The real us is pure love, pure light,” he said.

This realization changed his life. He saw himself in everything, other people and nature. He was so excited, and his heart filled with peace. He wanted to tell everyone what he discovered. He could not find the right words to explain it to them, and no one understood him.

They did see a change in him. He no longer judged anything or anyone. He had something beautiful radiating from his eyes. They believed that he was an incarnation of God. 

He tried to explain to them that they are all images of light. But they did not understand him.

“Everyone is a mirror,” he said. He saw himself in everyone, but nobody saw him as themselves. He then came to the conclusion that everyone was dreaming, without knowing they are. They could not see him as themselves because there was a wall of smoke between the mirrors. It was made by the interpretation of images of light – the Dreams of humans.

He knew that he would soon forget all he learned and wanted to remember. He then started calling himself Smokey Mirror. This way, he would know that the mirror is the dreamer and the smoke in-between is the Dream.

I am not really sure if I completely understand the story. When I read the book the first time I read this chapter more than 5 times. We all have illusions of the perfect life. But my illusion and another persons illusion is not the same. We as humans are all the same and deep down we all want to be happy and at peace. I have read that we are all connected to each other and maybe this is another way to put it.

What is your take on the story? Please send me an email or leave a comment. I would love to hear your take on it.

Next Week: Chapter 3: Domestication and the Dream of the Planet (This chapter is a bit longer and I will divide it into four parts.)

With all my heart, thank you for your continued support.

Have a Blessed day.

Coreen

Schedule for Gratitude. Love. Positivity Posts

  • Monday – Practicing Gratitude (Using The Magic by Rhonda Byrne as guideline)
  • Tuesday & Wednesday – Talk about current book. (The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz)
  • Thursday – Quote on a photo.
  • Friday – Refer to something in The daily Teachings by Rhonda Byrne
  • Saturday and Sunday – Quotes

The Four Agreements: Part 1

Over the next few weeks I am going to read The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and just give you a summary of what I read and how I understand it. I am just a normal person and I find it interesting how different people see the world. This is not based on any typical religion. I hope you find it as interesting as I did. Please keep an open mind.

Chapter 1: The Toltec

In Southern Mexico, the Toltecs were known as “women and men of knowledge.” The Toltecs were scientists and artists who formed a society to explore and conserve the spiritual knowledge and practices of the ancient ones. Teotihuacan, the ancient city of pyramids outside of Mexico city was the place of gathering for the masters also known as naguals and the students.
Over the millennia, the naguals were forced to conceal ancestral wisdom.
A few apprentices misused it for personal gain and it was necessary to shield the knowledge from those who were not prepared to use it wisely.
Don Miguel Ruiz, a nagual, has been guided to share with us the powerful teachings of the Toltec.
It is not a religion. It is described as a way of life, distinguished by the ready accessibility of happiness and love.

I look forward to learn more about the Toltec teachings.

Tomorrow. Chapter 2: The Smokey Mirror.

With all my heart, thank you for your continued support.

Have a Blessed day.

Coreen

Schedule for Gratitude. Love. Positivity Posts

  • Monday – Practicing Gratitude (Using The Magic by Rhonda Byrne as guideline)
  • Tuesday & Wednesday – Talk about current book. (The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz)
  • Thursday – Quote on a photo.
  • Friday – Refer to something in The daily Teachings by Rhonda Byrne
  • Saturday and Sunday – Quotes

Gratitude. Love. Positivity

Good day friends,

Hope you are all doing great.

For todays practice we had to Remember yesterday’s blessings. I would like to share one of mine with you.

Over the weekend my Microwave Oven broke. Yesterday I took it back to be fixed. I was so grateful that it broke while still under warrantee. I always take out extended warrantee on my big home appliances but this would only start on 11 September 2021. I got to client services and spoke to the lady behind the counter. I could see she was new and was struggling to get the codes. She phoned someone and then she came back to me very nervous. She told me that according to her supervisor they do not take Microwave ovens in for repairs anymore. She refunded me the full purchase price as well as the extended Warrantee premium I paid.

Now I have a brand new Microwave Oven with a 10 Year Warrantee. I am so grateful for the new Microwave oven. This one has an awesome power saving mode. Looking forward to heating up many dishes in the future.

Some of the books on my list.

I am not abandoning my Gratitude. Love. Positivity posts. I will still be posting them on a daily basis. Sometimes in the morning and sometimes in the evening. I am dedicating Mondays for our continued Gratitude practice. We can’t stop now. If you have certain areas in your life you would like to refresh or share a story about how the Gratitude practices changed your life, feel free to email me.

I have a few self-help books, and I am going to read them and everyday I will share something with you. Post will differ, some will be long and some will be short. If you have any suggestions for good books please let me know. I would love to add them to my library.

List Of Books for future posts.

  1. The Everything Law of Attraction Book by Meera Lester
  2. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
  3. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
  4. The Magic by Rhonda Byrne
  5. The Power by Rhonda Byrne
  6. Hero by Rhonda Byrne
  7. Daily Teachings by Rhonda Byrne
  8. The Greatest Secret by Rhonda Byrne
  9. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
  10. The Master of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz
  11. The Voice of Knowledge by Don Miguel Ruiz

With all my heart, thank you for your continued support.

Have a Blessed day.

Coreen

Gratitude. Love. Positivity.: 21 January 2021

Good day friends.

Welcome to my brand new post. I hope you will enjoy it and do the 28 Days of Gratitude Activities with me.

This is not a challenge, it’s to help you and me form a habit of being grateful, and after 28 days, we do not stop. We continue. It does not take that long to do, and you can do your activities throughout the day. I would recommend you make yourself a gratitude journal to do the activities in. You can do it either in a book, on your phone or, on your computer. I made myself a book; I like to write things down in my own handwriting.

For the past 7 days, I incorporated the 28 Days of Gratitude Activities/ practices into my Good Morning Posts. For those who did not follow my Good Morning Posts here are the links to the different days.

Day 1: Count your Blessings

Day 2: Gratitude Rock

Day 3: Relationships

Day 4: Health

Day 5: Money

Day 6: Work

Day 7: Negative Situations/feelings

The Magic, by Rhonda Byrne

Day 8: Say Thank You

How many of us say thank you every time we eat or drink something? Not many, including me. I can remember that we had dinner at the dining room table. Before we even start dishing up; we held hands while dad prayed to say thank you for the food. Somewhere along the way, this practice of gratitude fell through the cracks.

Have you ever been so hungry and thirsty that you are trembling, you are weak and you can’t concentrate? We all need food and something to drink to keep us alive and healthy. Food is a gift to us and we must be grateful.

We must not only be grateful for the food we eat. We must be grateful for the farmer and his farmworkers who grow the vegetables and fruit. We must be grateful for the farmers who supply us with meat, milk, and eggs. We must be grateful for the people who take the raw materials and prepare them and package them for our use. We must be grateful for the truck drivers who bring the goods to the market and the supermarkets where we buy them. The list can go on and on.

Today’s activity will help us to get into the habit of saying thank you again. Every time when you take something to eat or to drink think about it and say thank you. You can do this out loud or in your mind.

I am adding today’s activity to my daily gratitude routine.

  1. Count your blessings: Make a list of 10 blessings. Write why you’re grateful for each blessing. Reread your list and say “thank you, thank you, thank you” Feeling gratitude for each blessing.
  2. Identify 2 relationships and write 5 things you are grateful for in the person. It can be a family member, a friend, a colleague even a pet. During the day say “Thank you, name.”
  3. Say thank your for your different body parts, organs and your senses. Be grateful for each of them.
  4. Four times a day read the words on the card slowly and be grateful for your health. (THE GIFT OF HEALTH IS KEEPING ME ALIVE.)
  5. Four times or more a day look at your Magic Bill and be grateful for the abundance of money you have been given in your life. (THANK YOU FOR ALL THE MONEY I’VE BEEN GIVEN THROUGHOUT MY LIFE.)
  6. While at work, look for things to be grateful for. Say to yourself. ‘I am so grateful for ……….’
  7. Try to go through the day without saying or thinking anything negative. If you think negative thoughts stop immediately and say but I am really grateful for…..
  8. Say Thank you and be grateful every time you eat of drink something.
  9. Before going to bed, take your magic rock/gratitude rock in your hand and think about all the things to be grateful for that happened the day and say Thank you.

Thank you for your ongoing support. I am truly blessed to have so many blogging friends.

Coreen