A Way to Understanding

Our place in the world as a human goes beyond being a two-legged.  Being human means one is conscious and responsible for one's self growth.  The Medicine Wheel is a tool for understanding humanity on this deeper level and a pathway to develop one's own personal medicine power, with skill and know-how for initiated alignment of will with the creative whole.  The Course of Changing Mind streams the teachings of the Medicine Road into the neural pathways of your mind that come of a Central Nervous System developed long before mankind came into being.

It is said that experience is the mother of all teachers, and spirits the teachers who let us learn by experience.  In this rather loopy feedback system, does Understanding come as to make us capable of adapting to change, movement from sticky mind programming based in negativity to flowing, positive programming based upon universal truth, oneness,and ultimately the peace that comes of the union of opposites, also known as Transcendence.

The Course of Changing Mind offers a path to Transcendence appropriate for those who seek Knowledge, which is only one of many ways to come to it.  For some, the path of Devotion would be more appropriate yet the two can also work nicely together.  This course utilizes the power of The Word, song and imagery in a 7 week virtual Vision Quest, traditionally undertaken by sitting for 4 nights and 5 days in a remote spot on a mountain with no food or water.  Yet in these busy times, few are able to go sit on the Mountain, and so the mountain comes for you.  As we have been told, we are capable of moving mountains.

In this path you are virtually "put on the mountain", taken to the height of Novelty, the Peak of the North, as to begin to see things as they truly are. From here one learns to see both ways, how to work in both the physical and spiritual worlds, the mental and emotional.  Eventually, the "novelty" of the physical wears off as you learn to navigate though many simultaneous existences.  At this point one comes to Revision what Redemption and Revelation mean for you.  For in the shamanic state, one does not rely on meaning yet creates it.

The first step of this Journey to your Changing Mind is to step out of the Karma of Samsara into the Medicine Wheel, where the light of Understanding sparked in the East is fanned by the winds of the North to dispel the darkness of Ignorance in the West as to allow the child of the South to let the Moment come when it comes, and let it go when it goes, as for All Beings to Be Happy, come what may.

You may have a job, a house, spouse or children, but these make not an Adult.  For most, it just frustrates the Adolescent, who prefers to wander.  As one is made not born, must one make the move through the Medicine Wheel, through a Rite of Passage declaration, to become an initiated Adult.  Initiated alignment of will with the creative Whole doesn’t guarantee “smooth personal circumstances”; on the contrary; look at the story of every adept, examine the events surrounding the Masters known to history.  So what does one get for being initiated? Basically peace of Mind, which stokes a peaceful heart unimaginably attractive to the Soul.  Unknown to most, the brain is encased in the skull, and responsible for physical wellness whereas the Mind, responsible for spiritual wellness resides in the Heart, as big as the Universe (which is ever expanding!) The human heart is ever open yet has no expression in one with a closed mind contracted out to Fear.

 "The major cause of depression, disease, restlessness, greed and violence
is failure to undergo the Rite of Passage to
initiated Adulthood."

Accommodate the Incomprehensible

As it is, the maturity of enlightenment can be thought of as Remembering. The child lives in the state of Enlightenment, yet knows not how to use its tools to make a difference in their world. This also happens in states of "psychosis" in which Psyche, long ignored, demands to be healed yet the person and society at large have no experience or tools to work with it. Experiencing enlightenment comes of knowing that you are biased, one-sided in any given moment, that inevitably you come with limitation, and making that bias as transparent as you can so that Enlightenment may bridge the gaping gap between Ignorance and Understanding and all unresolved parallel realities (also known as Duality/bi-polar).

Enlightenment is not something hovering beyond your reach. As with the seeds of Compassion, it is something that runs deep inside you yet is often dormant yet as said, will "spike" if necessary through psychosis for You to emerge. For some Enlightenment poses itself as a far away star.  This is simply to coax your longing for it. For some it is the bridge across duality which leads to Awakening; for others still it is a dance with Eternity, coached by Time.  Either way an enlightened Adult acts in a greater field of influence that is at once touching and untouchable for does the initiated Adult possess The Vision.

As an Adult initiated in and experienced with the Way of enlightenment and fuelled by the power of The Word as Sound, do I bring forth this Rite of Passage in you, guided as the water does the canoe.  I have also been initiated into the world of Shamanism, which is actually just an anthropological term for the natural state of the jungle, in which all things eat and are eaten, or as the Buddhist say, Eh Ma Ho.

It is true. I am an enlightened Adult, one who sees both ways, tapping into the spiritual river that flows through the mundane streams of Life. Yet and still I cannot steer The River.  I am your guide due to the fact that I have been there and done that, an explorer, hunter and farmer of the Spirit which brings the food to the People.  Now for some, the declaration of being enlightened might put you off right away, like greenish eggs and ham. Fortunately, I was also trained by Sam Ayam, for a sense of humour is integral to every Rite.

When not conducting Rites of Passage in this manner with Changing Mind, I run a sweat lodge, provide pipe and other ceremonies, care for myself, dog, children, family, community, a knee that acts up when I get too far ahead of myself and the mundane tasks of the household. Indeed, the mystic poet Rumi tells us that we are all a guest house, and we must keep our lodges tended to.  And it is Osho who advised us that "the new man with be part Mystic, part Poet, and part Scientist."  The Triune Being with each room in their house in order.

In taking a Rite of Passage one enters the Spirit World where things get done 6X faster than on the physical realm, yet not in a linear "to do list" fashion.  What might take years of therapy, searching, webinars, rehab and the consumption of a plethora of books can be acquired in these 7 weeks.  For does the Spirit World use highly advanced technology and quantum mechanics which acknowledges the whirling of Consciousness as the key player.   That said we are not going to turn a Chevy into a Ferrari right away, yet over time change will come.  As such, Changing Mind will tune your vehicle, clean your filters, rev you up and send you on your Way. In fact, it matters not so much what vehicle. What matters most is the driver.

It is has been said by Bertrand Russell, 'The only thing that will save humanity is Cooperation.'  When one Cooperates with the Spirit World we are more likely to Git R' Done, to expand the realms of knowledge into increasing intelligence towards Wisdom. This intelligence is not so much pure intellect yet a purely blended mix of thought, emotion and feeling that enables your vehicle to give Life your all!

You Don't Know That You Don't Know

Don't worry.  It is perfect for now, a wonderful starting place that keeps the Great Mystery alive in you. Christ did not know he could not walk on water. Yet did it just the same.

It was Experience, the Mother of All Teachers, that made it so.  Through your experiences, the ones that Life so generously pours for you, will this course funnel ancient knowledge and practical techniques into the Knower in you, which has a bandwidth beyond the confines of time, matter and space.  It is very difficult to be "ready" in the absence of time and space, yet as you are reading this, and the words reading you, are you deemed ready.  Whether you take the step or not is wholly up to you.

This interactive on-line Rite of Passage will cleanse you at the deepest level by a landscape so mundanely profound, so unexpectedly obvious and so terribly hilarious that you will know something is “up”.  You will make great discoveries, at times more than you wanted to know. As such this course is not to be taken lightly though it will lighten you up.

I share with you now a selection of the Visions acquired through Experience by recent participants in our final Council of Elders. You can find more under Shared Wisdom, otherwise known as "testimonials".

I have been reminded of the wisdom of my inner child voicing itself when it feels uncomfortable. This has been strongest for me in the incredible paradox that comes of stepping into my vulnerability, particularly around feelings and emotions I had as a teenager that I was taught to repress. In the Course of Changing Mind I found a place of confidence where I can meet these things with joy and gentleness.   

Amy, BC, Canada

I am ever looking for new experiences and ideas, thinking.  But these last weeks I felt a fog roll in, and learned to be ok with that, not worried or anxious about it, but to just keep walking.  I don't know what the process is that is going on or what I should be doing, except for just living.  And that is a huge teaching for me, to experience what it is to just live, and be here in the moment.  I don't know what the process of change is except for just living, and being comfortable in my own skin, which is quite new to me. 

Laura, Byron Bay, Australia

In my day to day life, I am thinking more about my responses, able to speak calmly and see things through, rather than reacting, which always have bad consequences. I like who I am becoming.    

Justin, Vancouver, BC

The Path and The Way

Our job is not to clear up the Mystery, but to make the Mystery clear. Permit me to unfold some of the Mystery now. The trick is to keep things moving so as not to get stuck in the traffic jams within you. If you are going to stick with something, stick with this: mystery is cleared up not necessarily by traveling to or discovering distant places but by seeing with new eyes, staying open to that which lives right next to you, in relatedness.

In The Library you will find the initial Steps and Stones laid out as The Path and The Way to take you to the threshold of your Rites. When you cross the threshold by signing up for the course you enter the Spirit World which will take you where you are taken, those places where you are possessed or obsessed that block your Spirit from coming Home. When your Spirit comes home you are alleviated of addictions and obsessions to the depths of your Soul.

I will tell you straight up that the teachings of this course are not an easy read. In fact, you are being read by the teachings to see if you, the student, are ready for the Teacher within to come. The words are also tracking the pills of pain you took by the hand of your inner physician, finding the places where the extraordinary being lives, and bringing you back into circulation. Our personal one-on-one encounters go beyond coaching. These sessions are direct shamanic healings via Skype to clear dense energies (obstacles) that are getting in The Way of you giving Life your All, as a Happy being.

In the course of taking your Rite of Passage you will be inculcated with the skills, wisdom and practical KNOW HOW to help your Self meet the Person, Spirit the Physical as to:

  • put your memories in order that all may be deemed innocent
  • unglue your bond with oppressive behaviors
  • rattle your mind so as to calibrate the nervous system and brachia of the brain
  • intelligently absorb information and codes already felted of your visceral Understanding (cells and words share DNA)
  • see what you feel and feel what you see as to know your Self as that comfortable feeling come of being familiar
  • picture your self as enlightened through Conscious language use
  • see that the answers lie within you
  • understand the value of knowing your enemies as a developmental coup
  • know light as differentiated from heavy and value the dark
  • be witness to the behavioural patterns of the rubber chicken and the tar-and-feather environment of the abyss

And in doing so,

  • work with illness/imbalance
  • attain mental emanicipation
  • enjoy stress-free parenting and stress-free children
  • relieve depression
  • alleviate addiction
  • unify with Body, Mind, Spirit and Soul
  • enforce healthy relationships
  • experience Enlightenment as an initiated Adult

Basically you will come to Peace with whatever "ails" you, learning mastery of the alternative Arts as to understand the visible and invisible worlds, how they work and what things are for as to seamlessly bring your/the world back together again.  As it is said, Christ will return in a seamless robe.

The Medicine Wheel Teachings you encounter on this journey will come through your personal experiences, the "teacher". With the fertilizer of Experience the teachings flourish into Understanding.  The great medicine man Black Elk once spoke, "I have seen more than I can tell and understand more than I saw".  By the end of this Rite of Passage,  you too will learn to See and Understand.  And one day you will not understand what is was you didn’t understand.

One of The Rites of Passage teachings...

"If there is a problem, it is due to your unquestioned thinking." 

As with the don't know statement earlier on, this one too requires a long, warm, bubbly soak in Understanding to fluidly navigate oneself to the Source.  Read it several times, each time "restarting" your system as to open to something new each time and drop by drop, it may well come to you.  If not, and you are starting to feel wrinkled in the immersion, leave it alone, take in the world, and come have another soak later.  For as it is, Inquiry ever comes to its own end which, on the way, leads to knowledge. Knowledge, put into action by Experience leads to Understanding which breeds Intelligence - the stuff the Universe is made of.   What if you were the experience of increasing intelligence, living in a climate of learning all the time? What would that be worth to you?  Better yet consider what the cost is to you, your family, the planet and all life upon it of remaining in the climate of ignorance.

Take the teachings of the Medicine Wheel to Heart

As a natural extension of the Medicine, the Course of Changing Mind brings you ancient means, tried and tested for centuries, millennium even, dropping in drip by drip, as for you to come into your Spirit-Mind, your Sensual Body and reunion with your Soul.  You know something is Good if it lasts that long. Some aspects of this method were once banned, made illegal and nearly forgotten. But always there were those who managed to bring forth the Medicine. With your permission, and my guidance, the teachings will bring forth The Medicine in you.  As it is said, when the student is ready, prepared for the worst and expecting the best, the teachings (experience) will come to you. As alluded to earlier, one of my guides is Dr. Seuss, which gives you some idea of the places you will go. Though the pure white light of Enlightenment may seem "out there" for the average person, it is doable untaken with a slow and steady course and some practical know-how to work with Forgetting and Remembering, the two wolves inside of you.

As you are ready, please follow these instructions:

1.  Read the first steps and stones in The Library (free to all) to awaken your Understanding and strengthen your heart for the journey North.

2.  After doing so, and you feel ready to free your Self with this Rite of Passage, click on Get Started and choose the best option for you to proceed.

3.  Become familiar with the teachings of the Medicine Wheel through Jumping Mouse for it is sure to get your heart started.

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There are many ways for one to take their Rites of Passage.  The course of Changing Mind is one way.  What is true for all ways, is that one must have a guide, someone who keeps the home fire burning as you enter the Spirit World.

Changing Mind is a non-prophet organization.

Our mission is to deliver you the revisioning ability of the Open Mind, and so give you direct access to the wondrous library of the Heart, also referred to as the Akashic Records, that is the right and privilege of All.

Additional materials suggested for the Course are An Inklings Weave and The Shaman'ca Loop, available below or directly through me.

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