The death of two people in a sweat lodge in Sedona, offers us a very interesting opportunity to look at the energy we are using in life and ultimately at what we are attracting.
Negative or positive?
It is very easy to be sucked into the media’s version of events. Ray is inexperienced and out to make a quick buck?
The Internet is littered with articles vilifying Ray and his practices. Mine is not one of them.
I am not applauding his actions either, but realise in the past year or so, something in me has shifted.
The media encourages us to seek out and revel in the negativity of it all. It is the soft sell, get at the basic emotions and hook people.
The story we are being offered is interesting, compelling even, but it is badly researched and simply not true.
Despite the spin the media are putting on it, it is absolutely clear from the interview that Ray is incredibly experienced in more than one set of spiritual practices, having studied with groups all over the World.
The Native Americans are claiming he was performing one of their rituals, on their land. They then go on to claim Ray was doing it all wrong. But was he?
Here is my take on it.
It is a six day course and James Ray has spent a lifetime learning various spiritual practices and bundled them together into the “Spiritual Warrior” package which is ultimately designed to help people.
He is entitled to charge as much as he likes for his time and services.
Arguing that Native Americans don’t charge for the same service is ridiculous, given that the service was completely different from and traditional Native American culture is based on barter.
In Native American culture they still would have given him something valuable, some tobacco, some food, a horse.
Try getting that one past the IRS!
More important, the money from these courses goes into running a business that provides less profitable seminars all around the world. As far as I can tell, he sows seeds of abundance in people that go way beyond the financial.
Yes, we can pick at his business practices and find fault, but if YOU are doing that… WHAT are YOU attracting with this energy?
Okay, clearly something did go wrong. The reality is two people died. But why they died has yet to be determined.
When someone is doing something groundbreaking and new, what do we have to judge it against when things go wrong?
Until the cause is clear, give James A Ray the benefit of doubt.
Simply send the sick your love and good will.
And… This includes Ray, he may be sick too… One possible reason he left, of many.
You can choose to be positive, or negative about it.
Maybe 49 people had an incredible experience, perhaps all did to that point?
Being positive or negative, putting in your energy, having your say…
It may, or may not, make a difference to this situation, ultimately it will make a difference in YOU.
This is mine…
I have read a lot of negative things about James A Ray in the past few days; people telling their poor me stories about how he was horrible to them in one of his seminars.
Hello there… Isn’t that what you always do?
When will these “poor me” stories STOP?
If it fits you, then take responsibility for your feelings!
If seminar leaders are horrible to you, you probably NEEDED it to see you, to GET your perception of things.
Frankly, if you are still complaining, you just won’t get it!
Hit the comments below. Get it off your chest.
Which side of the looking glass are you on this one?
I am with the positive reflection!
See you there…
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