People have long made sense of their world by telling stories. At the Transpersonal Level, part of what I "do" is tell stories. Some of these stories (or Pointing Fingers) may move you. Some may not. But, the stories that I write are not random .. they are about (and from) what people tell me in their own way about themselves - often without realizing that they are doing so.
The root of all our beliefs is based on stories or ancient myths which were designed for the people of the time to put the mind in accord with the body and a person's way of life in accord with the dictates of natural order. They too, were Pointing Fingers.
Stories are understood as a whole and, from them, we extract a personal meaning - one that is relevant to our own concerns. Each Pointing Finger works in its individual and personal way. What one may learn from a story may be completely different from what another learns - it depends on our backgrounds, our cultural situation, our vocabulary, our hopes and fears and, our ability to listen -- and our inherent life purpose.
The "right" side of our brain, our "intuitive" and "imaginative" side learns best by stories. The left side - rational, deductive and intellectual in its reasoning, connects easily to techniques, principles, explanations and step by step processes.
Stories are a vehicle through which we can connect to each other's experience - regardless of time and place. Sometimes left brain, due to its conditioning has forgotten the "possibilities" .. and often it does not "be-live" them.
Stories move beyond the "identity sense" or the personality. Because they do not connect with the logical brain, the "self-preservation" mechanism gets bypassed and there is often a reaction which may not "seem" rational .. but which is the "release" you have when you don't know you are having a "release".
I write Pointing Fingers in a manner that allows your "identification" with something you have "known" all of your life.. but, because society tells us all of the time how to "do" things, we have not necessarily been able to allow the expression of our inner knowing. Any reactions you may have here are your response to being reminded of what you already know.
As long as the left brain understands that this is happening, no further processing is necessary .. the "allowing" has been catalyzed and is a self sustaining "happening" so long as the left brain doesn't interfere.
Allowing is something that can be contagious .. if it is allowed to be..
The Pointing Fingers presented on this site are not advice. They may not, themselves give answers to your specific questions. There is a reason for that .. they are written to remind you that the only reason your question exists is because you need some confirmation of what you already know and have not quite been ready to accept ...
"Advice and the Pointing Finger" was written, published and © Transpersonal LifeStreams®, Tasmania, Australia. The URL of this page is http://www.anunda.com/about/advice.htm
Updated January, 2005
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