Why Do People Follow Guru’s Like James Ray?

I was horrified the other night when I saw “Guru” James Ray on the news, seemingly un-daunted by the fact that he had just killed three people. And yes, in my opinion he did kill those people! But why they stayed in the sweat lodge after the first one passed out is beyond my comprehension. When you’re looking for self help I’m pretty sure you don’t want it to kill you!

They say James Ray liked to play “God.” But God doesn’t PUSH people to their limits to see how strong they are, yelling and screaming at them all the way. The lady who wrote the book on James Ray (Joy) said he took a group of followers to scale Machu Picchu in Peru and forced them to go at a dangerous pace. If I were a follower, I would have quit at that point.

Expert mountain climbers know that if you are doing a dangerous thing (like scaling a mountain), you need to be careful and make every step count. Not pretend you are spider man and go as fast as you can to prove something! I would say if you climbed safe and made it to the top, that qualifies as success!

The sweat lodge incident was uncalled for. Even if there were toxins in the material that the sweat lodge was made of, when the first person passed out – the lodge should have been cleared out! I suppose those people were just considered weak, and others didn’t want to leave and be considered weak. And, this is not the first time he’s done this. I just watched an exclusive ABC news report that showed similar happenings in a previous seminar like this – but fortunately no one died the first time.

Self help Gurus like James Ray – who like to pretend they are “all powerful” not only prey on weak people, but also those who really want to get more out of life and better themselves. I just don’t like self help speakers who charge enormous amounts for their seminars. Seems like basically, they’re only helping their self. . .

Sorry, I’m ranting here, but I just think this should be filed under cult activity and Mr. Guru Ray should be punished. Maybe he should be made to sit in that sweat lodge until he passes out! Oh, and don’t forget to make him sign that waiver so you don’t have to be responsible for ANYTHING that happens to you when you put yourself at the mercy of a self help guru who is so money hungry that he won’t stop a “session” even if people are passing out and dying around him!

P.S. I have done a “re-birthing” session in the past, it was a personally supervised breathing exercise and did NOT include frying my brain in a sweat lodge!

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Self Knowledge Involves a New Approach to Wellbeing — Mike Robinson

Mike Robinson is the author of the Recent Bestseller, “The True Dynamics of Life” which details a new approach to health and wellbeing involving self knowledge as its starting point. Robinson says, “You are the world and the world is you and only you can make it whole.”

Uniquely, as well as looking at the macro picture of why the world is in chaos, the book also addresses the micro level of each individuals role in that chaos. Using critical understandings from the book to explain how individuals usually operate from positive and negative swings in behaviour, it aims to help individuals see what is really happening in the practical side of life in all the areas that affect their way of being.

Click Here for Mike Robinson’s book at Amazon.com

Here is just one Review of Mike Robinson’s book:

5.0 out of 5 stars – The book of a lifetime!
If you could only pick one book for this year, this is the book. It is actually the book of a lifetime. The True Dynamics of Life is absolutely amazing! It takes you on an in-depth search of who you are, what is your true essence, and how to get free from the beliefs, thoughts, and judgements that keep us in a cycle of pain. It allows you to take charge of your life and find the depths of love. Read it yourself, recommend it to friends, share it with family, and anyone that truly wants to live a life of love. It helps us recognize the amazing difference we can make within ourself, our family, community, and world. Enjoy this profoundly beautiful book!

Read Review or pick up “The True Dynamics of Life Here.

Survey: The answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything is 42?

Today is 10/10/2010 and apparently that has something to do with the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything.

It stems from the fact that computers use number codes in the form of binary. So in binary code, 101010 equals 42.

Therefore, the meaning of life will be disclosed on 10/10/10.

Do you believe the answer to the ultimate question of the universe is 42? Do you have a theory as to what the question is? Speak Your Mind below:

See also:

Cosmic Ordering is Now a Scientifically Proven Fact

National Customer Service Week Ideas – 2010

Anyone who is interested in self-help probably knows that sometimes, making someone else’s day makes a person feel better than anything else! That’s why I wanted to inform you that National Customer Service Week is coming up and you may be able to make a difference in someone’s entire work attitude.

If you’re an employer, manager, team lead, etc. you should know that Customer Service Week is October 4th-8th. This national event is devoted to honoring the people who serve and support customers. Give back to them this week to let them know how much you appreciate their kind efforts that keep customers feeling special, build customer loyalty and affirms your dedication to support their efforts to provide top notch customer service.

“Aim for service and success will follow”
Albert Schweitzer

Great Customer Service Week Ideas:

Framed Inspirations: Thank your teammates that work each day to provide the very best customer service by giving them a framed inspiration to inspire them and remind them daily that you appreciate their efforts and dedication. With over 70 different designs, you’re sure to find something for everyone!

Or, if you would like to have an inspirational group meeting, consider getting the movie – The Simple Truths of Service. This is a touching story about how Johnny, the grocery store bagger truly captures the essence of service. It brings service and life into perspective.

It takes only 3 minutes to watch it, and I truly hope you’ll share it with every person in your organization.

How Self-Help Cards Helped a Movie Star

self help cardsI recently read an article where Drew Barrymore touted the effectiveness of self help cards. I can’t say that she exactly invented the self help card, but I can say that they are a good idea! Basically, you print a few cards off that you carry around and either look at, or show to someone else when you’re getting a little over-heated. A few examples Barrymore gave Stylist magazine were “Go and take five minutes,” and “I need a minute.”

The cards remind you of the importance of taking a break when things aren’t going well. It’s one thing to have a shouting match with someone and go madly back and forth. But if you take a five minute break to chill and think things over, you’ll usually find that a win-win solution is right in front of your face – you just couldn’t see through the flames!

If you can’t think of positive affirmations on your own, try using I Can Do Itcards.

JetBlue Flight Attendant Arrested

If you’re as stressed as the JetBlue Flight attendant, who screamed at a lady, then swore over the planes loudspeaker, then exited the plane through an emergency exit, this is the site for you. Get some help or self help, before you break and end up like the JetBlue Flight attendant! Here are some resources:

Seven Simple Anger Management Techniques.
Since this had obviously been going on for awhile, it’s clear that some anger management techniques may have prevented the outburst.

Brainwave Entrainment System – Brainwave CD’s to Calm Fragile Nerves.

How to Treat Insomnia and Fall Asleep Fast.
Since the JetBlue Flight attendant was (or had been) taking care of both his Mom and his Dad, he probably had some sleep disorder issues that could have been resolved. Maybe he should read some tricks on how to treat insomnia!

Remember to get your free reports on Sleep and Lucid Dreaming by signing up for my Newsletter on the Right.

Important Tax Information Could Save You Money!

I thought this was important enough to write about since we are in the height of Tax Season (this message may be too late for some people in the U.S., but Canada does not file until April 30th), I am sure about other countries.

I usually file my taxes using an automated program. However, I was talking to a tax adviser the other day, and he said that the last three people who walked into his office with audit letters from the IRS had used this particular automated program to file (I don’t want to mention any names in case I could get in trouble; you’ve probably already read some news about the lawsuit concerning one of the big-name tax preparers)

Anyway, I’ve already filed, so this news comes too late for me, but I really did not know I had much of a choice in tax programs.

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