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WHAT WE KNOW IS OF LIMITED VALUE. IT IS WHAT WE DON’T KNOW THAT IS OF GREATER VALUE.

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Godfrey Baronie
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Godfrey Baronie

Please help me come to terms with the concept of Time. Any guidance, answers or comments are appreciated. When one is experiencing the present, everything simply exist and becomes alive. It simply “is”; The Realm of Possibility. There is no concept of the past or the future, only the experience of what is, right now. However, my thinking and my past experience knows that there is a physical/historical time line. I woke up this morning and I will go to sleep tonight. Albert Einstein, made it clear that time, or what we call time is malleable, depending on one’s perspective,… Read more »

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

Just a few lines that came to me the other day. The great enemy of the working man is fear; in fact, it is the enemy of all mankind. It robs a man of compassion of empathy of seeing another man’s life as being of equal value to his or her own – in short, it robs us of our humanity. It reduces us to a life of servitude; forever in bondage, prisoners locked in our own minds manifesting in a life driven by self-interest no matter at whose expense, and sadly always at our own expense. There can be… Read more »

Godfrey Baronie
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Godfrey Baronie

Having pondered the inputs on Saturday from members of the RoP workgroup my conclusion for now is that for me freedom is a state of conciousness/awareness where I am concious of the thinking I am having and I observe the thinking loosley and do not get attached, put a value to it and simply let the thinking manifest itself. I then choose the course of action/ behaviour I want to make and to the best of my knowledge that i have now, for the common good . It may not be to the liking of the person who is hearing… Read more »

Anthony Wilmot
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Anthony Wilmot

Dear John RE: Your “WHAT IS FREEDOM ?” article (see article under Homepage, “Articles & Videos”) A great article – yet again – which may well elicit some gold and diamonds, not their illicit versions – as it asks some very deep, honest and confronting questions – how incredibly overprotective we are of ourselves and others, before we wake up – but totally unnecessary when we have woken up – as we cannot ask for any more protection or support, than the absolute clarity and simplicity of understanding, that flows from seeing “what is” – there just is no doubt,… Read more »

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

Hi John.
A question. Can a country ever be free if the people who make up the population of that country remain in bondage to their thinking?
Put another way can I understand democracy if I am not democratic? and can I ever be democratic if I remain in bondage to my thinking?
Kind regards Eamonn.

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

I think I am right in thinking that going on a journey of exploration is an adventure, and so it would seem to me that we as travellers on our journeys toward understanding how it is we create our reality’s are on a great adventure. Now I would imagine that going on such an adventure would spark imagination or curiosity, but of course the journey we are on is not an overland journey rather it is an internal journey, and can only be experienced from a place of internal seeing you might say seeing with the minds eye a place… Read more »

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

The feeling state of consciousness is strange it cannot be named nor shared by the spoken word it’s like coronavirus it can only be caught, but unlike coronavirus it can only be caught if the recipient is willing.
Kind regards Eamonn Leonard.

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

Consciousness is like amputation it’s like you loose something you move to another place in yourself and all you can do is wait for others to follow, but there is no yearning of hope nor pain of loss.
Kind regards Eamonn Leonard.

Jennifer Nicholls
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Jennifer Nicholls

Hi Everyone, I found this post I wrote two years ago, and I thought I would share as I thought It quite surreal as it sounds like what John says about the upgrading process that happens within the Realm of Possibility here is what I wrote – Last night I was reading The Enlightened Gardner the chapter called ‘The Ego is an Illusion’. I realised that if there is no ego then there is no I who makes a choice, it’s just looks like it is. What is really happening is that as I’m having fresh thinking or an insight… Read more »

Brian Zec
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Brian Zec

I recently destroyed a relationship by saying things that did not fit into their model of the world.
Most of what I said was from my own conditioning/pain
How can I attempt to retrieve that relationship using the concept of possibility?
What exactly is possibility?

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johnawood

Hello Eamonn Thank you for your recent posts. We are at the heart of the mater in ‘listening’ to another. I’ll share a few more thoughts. In ‘listening’ to another, it has everything to do with the other and nothing to do with the other. It has everything to do with us and nothing to do with us. ‘Listening’ is beyond the distortions of our accumulation – our beliefs, opinions, judgements and knowledge. When achieving that state of clarity in our ‘listening,’ we are in a state of Possibility. We are ‘listening’ to the heart of the matter – beyond… Read more »

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

So the listener listens to the listened, and a spirit connection is made. Where then does the listener listen from? Now if the person been listened to does not listen does not hear for whatever reason. Let’s say because of their lostness. Now my inquiry is…. Does that in any way diminish the spirit connection experienced by the listener? I am going to answer my question, and say NO it does not. So now the question is what is the listeners spirit connection to ? So where is the listener listening from that so that he or she has a… Read more »

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

So the listener listens to the listened ,and a spirit connection is made.
Where then does the listener listen from?and where does the person listened to hear from?
I will be reflecting on this one for a while. Kind regards Eamonn Leonard.

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

So when listen we take a stand for our humanity,and the humanity of others.
So what is it we are listening too that will bring about that stand for humanity?
Reflect….reflect .
Kind regards Eamonn Leonard.

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

Hi Folks.
This is going to be short.
To listen deeply to another is to take a stand for our own humanity for our true self, and in so doing we take a stand for the other person’s humanity their true self. In that there is oneness in spirit in oneness of spirit there is LOVE without condition .
Kind regards Eamonn Leonard.

Anthony Wilmot
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Anthony Wilmot

We are all just in a state of being – a state of energy – every moment, of every day. Like energy, it (our experience of life, moment to moment, thought by thought) changes form, but no energy is ever lost – just converted from one form or state to another – and our thoughts have that ability – that capability – to convert that energy, that each of us “just is”, to all other possible states or forms (of Possibility), including those states or forms, lacking in that quality of possibility (namely, of impossibility). That moment to moment state… Read more »

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

I have been reflecting on state of mind, and in particular, mind that is in a state of possibility, and it would seem to me from my observations that space or freedom in one’s thinking is a direct result of possibility. There is tremendous freedom that is hard to describe. This freedom leads to a sense of lightness in life. Now don’t get me wrong I am often in, and out of lightness, but when out of lightness there is an internal knowing that it is only fleeting. One thing I must not try to hold freedom or lightness that… Read more »

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

Am I an expert preaching to people or am I a student on a journey of self-discovery offering people the opportunity to come on the journey with me? How do I know if I am an expert? How do I know if I am a student? All I can say is that every time I write something I do it from a place of trying to discover something new of deepening my understanding of the inside out nature of our my reality. I draw a mental picture of what I want to convey in my head and try to paint… Read more »

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

I am not sure if anything I say will make any sense, but this is kinda how I see things. Until peace breaks out in each person’s head there will be no world peace. Inner turmoil in each person is at the heart of the problems facing the world today, and it has always been the same and will remain the same unless, and until each person cry’s halt. We have to try to find our way out of the darkness of impossibility into the light of possibility for only in possibility is there compassion, love and common sense. It… Read more »

Jennifer Nicholls
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Jennifer Nicholls

Hi John in your book you say something along the lines that everyone is capable of experiencing Possiblity except maybe in the case of extreme brain damage. Can you explain the contexts of this or correct me if I have remembered that incorrectly?

Jennifer Nicholls
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Jennifer Nicholls

Can we be in Possibility and in Impossibility at the same time eg one thought from Possibility and then one thought from impossibility, maybe even talking to each other ?

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

The following is a story, and it goes a bit like this. As our understanding of that we think gains traction our minds begin to settle down we get more peaceful we become a bit more content in ourselves. We begin to have a greater appreciation of life you could say we have a more joyous experience of life. Contentment is funny in that it has a sense of happiness built into it, but it is not an on your mind happiness it is not a sought out happiness it is a happiness that just is in other words the… Read more »

Jennifer Nicholls
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Jennifer Nicholls

Sometimes I seem to be able to think of something else, like I can change the subject in my mind and sometimes the thinking goes for a minute and then it’s back.

Just like we don’t know if a god exist we don’t know what is creating our thoughts, reactions and when we see a new.

Although I find it helpful to be as if I am responsible as whether it’s me or some energy or its Thought it doesn’t really matter.

Maybe who I am is that energy that creates everything?

Anthony Wilmot
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Anthony Wilmot

Hopefully a few wise thoughts for the day, or for any day (Wednesday, 12 February 2020). ***************************************************************************** Most of humanity is hypnotised – self-hypnotised into believing in what they think is how the world operates and how we each function – but they are living under an illusion. The illusion arises because people do not realise that they have been born complete, with everything they could ever want or need as they have wisdom – the most indispensable aspect to life – without understanding what it is, and therefor not relying on it 100%, means that you do not understand… Read more »

Anne Thompson
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Anne Thompson

Hi John I am just wondering if this is the page that you were talking about today. I thought that I had already signed up. How can I find out?

Georgina Mavor
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Georgina Mavor

Lately I have been viewing and reading a number of youtube presentations and blog posts in which inside out practitioners are either talking about the oneness of life or the spiritual nature of life or our spiritual nature or that we are all love, etc. And often the speakers well up, overcome with emotion. This morning this question arose in my mind, ‘who apart from Sydney Banks, has had an insight into formless energy, or Mind, or Oneness?’ Because having an insight into formless energy is different to thinking we are One, or spiritual, or Love. I am not saying… Read more »

johnawood
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johnawood

Dare what is now
Move, take hold of the rare
Abandon the impossibility of the past
In the flight of creation and action, is Possibility.

Georgina
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Georgina

In the opening page of Elsie Spittle’s latest book, ‘The Genesis of the Three Principles – Reflections on the Life and Discoveries of Sydney Banks’, is a quote from the man himself: “You don’t really have to think about Mind because Mind is the intelligence of all things. You’ve already got it. Consciousness makes you aware. You’re already aware. What’s left is Thought, and Thought is like the rudder of a ship; it guides you through life. And if you can learn to use that rudder properly, you can guide your way through life way, way better than you ever… Read more »

johnawood
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johnawood

OUR TRANSFORMED FUTURE APPEARS TO US IN FRESH THOUGHT The realm of Possibility is the antithesis of our certainty about how things are or should be. In the realm of Possibility, we see and then create our life and worldview afresh each time we enter it – a life and worldview increasingly imbued with kindness, understanding, wisdom and common sense. But no! This renewal is still not ‘the truth’, still not something to hold on to. Doing so is the antithesis of what I am pointing to. Confused? I’m not surprised. It is counter intuitive. We are raised to be… Read more »

Anthony Wilmot
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Anthony Wilmot

Friday 24 January 2020: Life’s lessons – they just happen. ********************************** Responsibility ************** Ask positive questions of yourself, and answer them, from your wisdom, by just listening and observing. Be patient with wanting the answer, because, you are not in control of life – the energy of life is – so have no expectations of any answer, and only when you can dismiss your thoughts of your wants and your expectations, may your wisdom possibly step in – just realise that it has nothing to do with you, and what you want – we are talking about the energy of,… Read more »

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johnawood

THE WORLD’S PROBLEMS SEEM SO DIFFICULT TO RESOLVE. INDEED, SO DO OURS. Is there a connection between the two? Throughout human history, numerous people – via Thought – have experienced their transformation. Often appearing as mystics or sages, each has one thing in common: they see that, until we transform ourselves, we remain part of the problem (whatever guise the problem may take). Likewise, once transformed, we become part of the solution (whatever guise the solution may take). However, despite countless gurus sharing these transformative insights and attracting billions of followers, humanity is still not at peace with itself. We,… Read more »

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johnawood

Possibility is a state of unconditional kindness, understanding, wisdom and common sense available to all upon surrender to not knowing. It is natural to see Possibility, see beyond the cloak of limitation, and experience fresh Thought and that state of grace. And it’s common to not live one’s life at that level of awareness. That was, and is still, the case for me; I remain work-in-progress. It may be the same for you. But, for most, once Possibility is seen and its source understood, there is no turning back. We have discovered our true nature. Our life is transformed by… Read more »

johnawood
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johnawood

2010 – The most powerful experience in seeing and understanding the nature of Possibility occurred unexpectedly in the Amazon Jungle during a 30-day healing retreat. I saw with intense clarity Possibility and impossibility – and the genesis of both. Physically, I found my time there progressively more difficult. This was not ameliorated by the unrelenting psychological challenges experienced for a good proportion of my stay. Each emotionally difficult day inched by, punctuated toward the end by an insight that transcended into Possibility. That experience lead to the book: Possibility … a state of mind. The Realm of Possibility Workshop/Retreat was… Read more »

johnawood
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johnawood

‘If something can realistically happen, it’s a possibility.’ That dictionary definition is all well and good, but it’s not the meaning referred to in the guide Possibility … a state of mind

Beyond this limited definition is a state of awareness in which our transformation can occur and seemingly unlimited Possibility is seen. Within this realm, Possibility is an enthralling reality and a life-altering state, holding the potential to transform our life and consequently our world … and our influence on it. John

johnawood
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johnawood

SEEING POSSIBILITY – THE WAY FORWARD The transformation many seek, and that which humanity desperately needs cannot take place amid the mental maze and limitations of our existing education, ideologies and dogmas. Aware of it or not, each of us lives each moment either seeing Possibility (and living from a state of kindness, understanding, wisdom and common sense) or failing to see – blinded to Possibility by our story called, ‘I know the truth’. It is through those who live regularly influenced by Possibility that the world transforms person by person. Once you see Possibility, you will hear their voices,… Read more »

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

Some time ago I had the pleasure of meeting an Australian Indigenous man and we got chatting about life and he shared with me his view on life. He said life is a series of unfolding circumstances and it is how we deal with each circumstance that determines the quality of our lives To this i added for each circumstances there is an experience and for each experience there is an emotion would understanding this be of help to people in terms of living a peaceful life in that they could own their experience and accept that rather than blame… Read more »

johnawood
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johnawood

Dear Reader WHAT ARE YOUR SACRED COWS? See them and see a path to your transformation. We seem to easily recognise the sacred cows in other people’s thinking. Yet the real value lies in seeing them in ourselves. That’s difficult, because our sacred cows – unquestioned and blindly followed – become like the air we breathe – invisible. However, when you do, it’s liberating to discover that a specific habit or norm may no longer serve you, or the common good – if ever it did. Each societal norm seen as ‘the truth’ of how things are – or should… Read more »

eam1953
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eam1953

Re: Understanding possibly Dear Everyone. This is a part of an ongoing conversation between John and I that we both would like to share. Kind Regards Eamonn Leonard John Wood Sun 24/11/2019 8:54 AM Hello Eamonn Thank you for willingness to share your journey with me. You are making complete sense. I will respond within the context of your note below. Eamonn: Dear John: I am of the mind that over the last few weeks I am of the boil a bit. I will try to explain I am of the opinion that possibility exists when the head and the… Read more »

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

I have of late been reflecting on the role of state of mind in terms of appreciating the responsibility…no …not responsibility but rather privilege of the journey we are on.. no greater gift of kindness can be offered to man than the gift of understanding the role of state of mind in how it creates our reality’s . It shapes how we perceive our reality’s moment by moment it has the capacity to turn responsibility into privilege. Can I even begin to imagine power of that in terms of living a peaceful life. Life would no longer be a burden… Read more »

John Wood
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John Wood

IT’S NATURAL TO HAVE EXPECTATIONS ABOUT OTHERS. BUT DO THOSE EXPECTATIONS ACTUALLY HAVE YOU? In our Possibility coaching session, Keith began to see why his upset state was so futile. It wasn’t, as he first thought, the poor performance of a new employee – and the impending ugly confrontation – causing him distress. Instead, seeing into The Realm of Possibility, Keith gained clarity. The real source of his frustration was his thinking. Like all of us, Keith can’t change others, only himself. During our conversation, Keith realised he had been seeing the issue through the memory of his earlier conditioning… Read more »

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DeanG

Hello – This is an edited extract from Tony’s recent Facebook post.
For me, it’s at the core of Possibility.
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You are your body.
So, you’re the Energy behind every one of your thoughts.
You choose to entertain any thought at any given moment.
There’s no other way to experience life, other than via thought – your thought – in the moment.
Consciously experiencing and understanding what you choose to think, from moment to moment, can help lift stress from your life.
You have freedom of thought.
You are free, and you have been free, since birth, to think whatever you choose.

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

To align the head and the heart is to live in harmony. It allows us to function as human beings make intellectual decisions concerning everyday matters and not be slaves to those decisions In short we live in the realm of possibility. We become cotagents for goodwill. We live in the world of the common good we see value in life for life’s sake and yet if we were asked to explain our way of been in life it would be almost impossible to explain or at least explain to another in a way that would make sense unless they… Read more »

John Wood
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John Wood

THE TRAP OF OUR STORY My story, your story, our collective stories and their collective stories – any story ever told or yet to be told – is the trap most of us are entangled in today or will live in tomorrow. A story can be a catalyst for healing, or it can keep us stuck in anxiety, worry and upset. Useful stories can be signposts, pointing towards a deeper reality within the teller and listener. Unhelpful stories come from and feed upon fears and myths existing within our memories. These are our personal, family and cultural stories. Innocently we… Read more »

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

Many many years ago when I a young fella growing up in rural Ireland I was the second eldest of ten children I learned to make myself useful and one thing I was good at was baking bread it kept me in my mother’s good books most of the time. Roll on many many years now I am an ould fella and I still like to bake bread a bit of flour a bit of wholemeal a pinch of salt and bread soda some water mix it up put it in the oven wait an hour you have a loaf… Read more »

Georgina Mavor
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Georgina Mavor

I loved this short video, and think Liz and her team in the UK are bringing some great stuff to the world. Regardless of whether we ‘think’ from a 3 Principles perspective and believe that deeper fresh thought comes from an intelligence behind life; or ‘think’ from a Possibility perspective, and just know that fresh, insightful thoughts come to everyone; the overlap between the two is the presence and activity of thought beyond whatever we have entertained up until each moment. Kimberley Hare clearly had some of those thoughts which brought a new and deeper perspective of the thinking that… Read more »

Anthony Wilmot
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Anthony Wilmot

Clarity (Posted Wednesday morning, 6 November 2019) ******* We are all just energy, looking for a way to express ourselves. Life is the constant, permanent, creative, supportive, natural energy that we are all given at birth, that we each use, as we choose, through our lives. Life operates according to a set of universal principles, which essentially control how we are able to function, as we do. These principles work in coordination with one another, and control life, and the universes, just as they control how our bodies are able to function through the food we eat and drink, and… Read more »

DeanG
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DeanG

Hello I have a copy of the book. Occasionally I open it randomly to any page. I then place my finger on the page and read the first sentence that I’m pointing to. If there’s time on my side, I go on to read the paragraph. Or the entire page. Sometimes the complete chapter. When doing this, it’s amazing how often the content has direct relevance to my situation at that given moment. Try it. I’m going to pause now (from writing this post) and open the book (or Guide). I will then record below the first sentence I see.… Read more »