RULE #9: “Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t”
I hope you’ve listened to this video on The 12 Rules of Life List by Dr. Jordan Peterson. There’s something about his voice and something about the way he speaks in clear and wise ways that are really quite moving.
I am coming away from this encounter less ignorant and less “corrupt”.
The key insights I am receiving from this rule is:
Be open. A willingness to be Open calibrates in the 300s, which is a powerful attractor field to bring you more positively oriented things to be open to.
Discernment (375) would also be helpful in your willingness to be open and walk away from all encounters “less ignorant and less corrupt”.
Do be wary of skepticism though, as skepticism calibrates at a low level of consciousness in the land of righteous pride and the need to be right and prove others wrong.
So it takes practice to walk the line between discernment, humility, openness, and skepticism.
RULE #10: “Be precise in your speech”
This is a variant of the testament
” knock and the door will open or ask and you shall receive” or “what you hold in mind tends to manifest” (calibrates 505)
“…with what we know about the psychology of perception.. it is the case that you don’t get what you don’t aim at. You might get what you do aim at. And you might get better as you aim as well…”
Dr. Hawkins talks about this as well and suggests that you bypass the mind and BE the field.
Whatever it is that you want, just become that without engaging the mind.
“Be the Change” you want to see in your life.
It also invites the understanding to pay attention to what you say non-verbally with your thoughts, your feelings, and your unconscious beliefs.
RULE #11: “Do not bother children when they are skate-boarding”
I like this one!
Let your children live life.
Let them make mistakes and learn from them.
Let them pick themselves up on their own.
Let go of the need to create co-dependent relationships that inherently create weak foundations for a thriving existence.
Allowing kids to take risks and test themselves in a world that’s already challenging creates an attractor field for courage.
Courage is the doorway to true power and infinite potential.
In the absence of courage (helicopter parents), there’s only lower consciousness which has no “power” to create a meaningful and fulfilling life. Trying to shelter your kids from the world does them a great dis-service and reveals your own cowardice as a parent. Like it or not!
Encouraging your kids to try new things and make mistakes builds a field of empowerment and self-sufficiency. A gift to any child.
A great rule of thumb that people that work in nursing homes have is—
“Do not do for anyone something they can do for themselves.”
RULE #12: “Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street”
Rule #12 is really speaking to those challenging times and traumatic experiences that can throw you for a loop and send you spiraling downward.
Dr. Peterson is suggesting that encountering the cat on the street is
“…a meditation on fragility, when you don’t know what to do. And that’s when things have gone really bad for you…”
So how do cope with such traumatic losses?
So the wisdom he offers is this chapter of the book is to break up these really bad things into time frames.
The more intense things, like the death of a loved one, may require a moment-by-moment presence of just being with it and allowing it to be, best you can.
As the days and weeks go by from the passing of a loved one or any significant loss can be handled on a day-by-day basis, a week-by-week basis, and a month-by-month basis.
You know. These things heal over time.
Importantly though is to take the time to appreciate what there is to appreciate. Silver linings can always be discovered (eventually) after a traumatic loss.
Love, appreciation, gratitude, and devotional prayer calibrate 500 – 540 on the Map of Consciousness®. There’s more than enough power and inner source in these attractor fields to help relieve the suffering and the burden of grief and loss (75 on the Map) or any one of life’s tragic events.