Millennium Global Community Activity
Archive of Anonymous Responses
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"I just started back to work as a psychologist
in a large city school district after a long summer vacation. My nervous
system tends to over-react to the arousal of the overwhelming demands of
the job. When I came home today I sat outside and just opened myself to
the tug of the healing strings of the web of life, without expectation
and without labels. I asked for support of the total life community of
which I am a member. Then I just waited. Within a moment I felt surrounded
by a soothing energy which helped bring relaxation to my heart. "
a number of attraction strings in the stream area I became aware of a difference
between how I felt about this salmon on its way to spawn and die and a
salmon I connected with when I first got here. Now as I repeated natural
sensory attraction string I felt no pain around the natural transformation
occurring in the salmon, in the river, in the birds I had been visiting,
in me. (For a fascinating full account of this connection, select here"
"When I changed the name of the work stress
I was feeling, I found a welcoming feeling of self. Suddenly I had made
nature into a mother that was genuinely supporting its child, me."
"To do this
activity, I took my dog outside with me, to my backyard. I sat down and
brushed my dog several times. As I brushed her, I noticed how happy she
was to get brushed. I also noticed the light breeze and the bright, green
leaves that waved to me as they danced amongst the breeze. I also noticed
the brillantly blue sky and coolness of the concrete I was sitting on.
I labeled all of these as natural strings. They all made me feel whole,
as if I was part of something important."
"Considering my concern for the environment
to be a sensory web string brought to mind that all of nature needs me
as much as I need it. I liked the feeling of connection that I got by doing
this activity. I felt like I was an integral part of a wonderful process
of attractions seeking each other. "
"When the sound of a bird became a
web string, I could hear additional sounds in the park. I felt I was being
gifted by many voices. It seems that they were feeling honored by my recognition
of them. What a beautiful flow. The amazing thing I learned is that this
is so simple! Just recognize your senses are the web of life touching you
and, in respect, what a 'love gift' you receive!"
"Rainbows attract me, and not only because
they dance across the sky in colors and shades of colors that delight me,
but also because my inner-spirit is gladdened, and more. Here is a wordless
connection with THAT which balances and renews. Humankind is all to often
in a state of*hyperarousal*, too hurried to notice such connections. Thank
you Dr. Cohen for sharing your wisdom and giving us an opportunity to re-connect
with and empower ourselves with the healing, natural gifts of Nature! Many
HC: I think this activity of labeling positive feelings as strings
to the web life community is wonderful!
KT: I look at my negative feelings as strings, too, in that they
attract me to finding the healthier, more supportive strings.
LB: Good discovery. Negative feelings can be signals that
some strings are being blocked from fulfillment and worth investigating.
This link goes further into that.
HC:You make a very good point about negative feelings! After all
that I have been through, I now see I had to get through it to grow and
become who I am today. Thank you for your comments.
"Last night, I telephoned my sister who lives
far away and to whom I feel close. However we had not talked for months.
I was able to connect with her and to one of my nephews. After a lengthy
conversation with them both, I felt uplifted, relieved, happy. I called
the feeling a natural sensory attraction string. I realized that I was
feeling my own sense of family, community, sense of belonging being fulfilled.
Obviously these senses had been dormant for some time. I am still learning
to connect with nature inside people as well as nature outside. I now know
it is the same strings, sensations that connect everything, people to one
another, people to nature and nature to itself."
"For a few moments I felt like all the
lines of longitude that you see going through the North and South poles
of Planet Earth were going through me instead. It gave me a lift, my spirit
soared as I sensed an indescribable womblike connection with the web of
The feeling I chose to look at was why I have
such a problem with yellow jackets, wasps, and most bees. I have had very
intense negative reactions to them since childhood. I am not allergic as
I have been stung a few times in my life and neither one of these times
was particularly traumatic. In doing the activity I realized that this
is not just a natural sense of fear and pain, but was a thwarting of possibly
the aesthetic sense and the sense of appreciation I think I have unconsciously
been paying attention to this "string" because we have planted
all sorts of native and non-native flowering plants in our yard that have
attracted every sort of bee, hornet, wasp, etc. that you can imagine that
is either enjoying the plant or the other creatures on the plants (i.e.
aphids). I have been trying to think about them differently and FEEL differently
around them for the last two years. Now, due to this activity, I have a
new way of sensing them and actually found myself attracted to what they
were doing in the yard this weekend. I hope to do this with other creatures
in the area such as scorpions!
"When I go into a natural area including
making contact with a fellow human, I first attempt to move into the energy
of openness, as I ask my new brain consciousness to step aside. This is
needed so as to allow the natural sensory attraction strings to connect,
in order to bring balance to my being. The natural sensory attraction strings
know how to do this, because of billions of years of evolution. My new
brain is finally beginning to understand this ,and it is therefore logical
for the new brain to work with this string wisdom, rather than try to keep
"As I follow
my attraction strings in a familiar forest today, my sense strings play
the "flight of the bumble bee." It would appear that I have spent
to much time indoors this week, as my strings seem to have many connections
to bring me back to balance. As I continue to connect the strings slow
to a "moon light sonata." I feel as if I am standing under a
waterfall and the strings of water flow over and through my being. My senses
refreshed, I feel as one with the web of life. Thank you sensory strings
of balance, and thank you new brain, for your courage and good sense to
this same natural sensory attraction string process occurred in my relationship
with my wife. As we first connected the strings were taut with vibration,
but as they were allowed to flow freely the dance of the strings slowed
in a all encompassing embrace. Thank you, Ruth."
"I did this activity in a subalpine meadow
in the mountains of central Oregon. This blue-green place has a small glacial
lake beneath gentle slopes of pines, and grassy mossy meadow spreads out
to meet the lake waters. I sit on the moss on a point of land between the
lake and a small creek, and I feel the sun warm on my back. I note how
muc my mind keeps talking, labeling the pretty things I see, and I know
I want to stop this talk yet it is so difficult to do. As the breeze forms
ripples on the lake, this water merges together with the outgoing stream,
and the sun makes these beautiful colors and patetrns in the water. I feel
so attracted to these forms, and colors, as if I too am moving and flowing.
Now, instead of labeling this, I think "web of life strings",
and I feel a connection, a "sensory string" connecting me with
the water and its movements and colors, connecting me with the graceful
waving of the wheat-flowers in the meadow, connecting me with the soft
earthy scent of the moss between my fingers, connecting me with the warmth
of the sun and the flight of the osprey. I find myself laughing as the
strings connect me with the little ducks out on the lake, diving for food
with there backsides up in the air. I belonghere...here I am just me and
sun and water and duck. I found the sensory string connection image very
helpful in getting me out of new-brain labeling and very much into a feeling
of oneness with my natural self and nature all around me."
"I found myself feeling profoundly grateful
when I called my strong attraction for my wife a sensory string of the
web of life. It broadened that feeling. I experienced the sun more warmly,
the grass under my feet more gently. My respect for nature in general was
enhanced. Changing the name of the feeling made my heart open to my surroundings.
To survive, our environment, and people, too, need and deserve this kind
"Today, feeling rather blue, I went out to
the backyard and laid down under the maple trees and trying to set up natural
sensory strings with them began to talk to them, thanking them for everything
I 'd ever had from them and the priveledge of walking upon the earth as
a guest .I sang them a song ( this is my father's world) a hymn actually
and tried to tell them, because of them and the music of the spheres I
knew what real music was like.And I told them I didn't much like what was
going on the world today and I would much rather be part of and one with
them , the natural world,and would they let me join them.Well It got real
quiet where before it was noisy from a strong breeze blowing up all the
while and then what happened next was magic, Interplay of light and green
shadows glittered brightly across my face and the breeze blew up again
but this time different ......... it felt very soothing all the sunshine,
and warm green colors being showered onto my eyes and face........ these
were feelings like a healing dew cool, soft, warm, soft alternating every
couple seconds like they were playing gently with me.......... what I had
intended to be a few minutes ended up being several hours. Ants crawled
up my arms. the moss felt hard and stiff and crinkly underneath my arms
and back like crepe paper (we haven't any rain at all this week) When at
last I did get up I felt better as if I'd been crying a long time but all
cried out and empty.(But I had not been crying)Almost as if all the bad
feelings in me had been sucked out............like an aloe salve or something..........."
"I was enjoying the nice weather we
are having and when I called that enjoyment a natural sensory attraction
string I soon felt love and beauty, alert and finely attuned to my surroundings.
Birds, insects and the leaves all sang distinctive songs. I heard the wind
and traveled with it. Strangely, I disappeared, I sensed myself as the
"Calling the coolness of the shade the tree
provides a web string led me to thank this resplendent tree for being here
and for attracting me to it. In return, the tree seemed to smile through
movement in the branches. Everything else faded in my respect for the tree."
"My experience with this activity
immediately intensified My feelings of My Connection with the natural beings
and senses that I was experiencing!!! As soon as I walked outdoors, I felt
a cool breeze on My face. Calling it a natural sensory attraction string
resulted in my awareness of My own face feeling the wind - it was My face,
My skin, Me sensing the wind! I have always loved the feeling of wind upon
me, but this particular experience really did bring into to my awareness
a stronger, intensified feeling and experience of connection. I kept my
attention on the sensing and the words natural sensory attraction string,
and only now am I trying to put my experience into more words to explain
and share it. What I experienced might very well be described as: what
I felt was my senses of touch and pressure and temperature on my face were
at one 'end' of the string and that the wind was on the other 'end', though
I didn't think about 'ends' of the strings at the time. I just felt a really
strong, real connection. My hands went up to touch my face and appreciate
it for sensing the wind, and that extended to an awareness of me having
these senses and feeling appreciative of myself for having them. As I continued
to walk, I saw and felt the sun, its color and warmth and roundness, and
the coolness of the air when i was in a shadow; I heard a chickadee and
was aware that I was hearing it and that I felt very connected to it even
tho I couldn't see it; I noticed colors and shapes and textures of the
grass and trees and so on. Repeating the phrase resulted in the intensified
feelings of connection every time, until after only a little while, I noticed
that I felt a personal sense of belonging within the natural community
that I was experiencing; I really felt a part of it, I felt, and found
myself saying to myself, "I BELONG! here with the sun and wind and
grass and trees. I am NOT alone!" And with that consciousness, I FELT
wonderful and beautiful and happy and relaxed and thankful! Thank you,
thank us, Strings!"
"I enjoyed planting a small tree today and
that string brought to mind that I am a gardener, both by profession and
by avocation. I used to be a psychologist by vocation and a gardener by
choice. I followed my attractions and now am surround by nature daily.
I use the attractions process with my clients and watch them as they grow
with their gardens. Many of them become as involved as I am in the 'attractions
to green' process. Being part of the greater whole, both in space and in
time makes me know that I am valuable as an integral part of that whole."
"When my fear of being layed off became
a sensory web string, I could feel how the office was frustrating my love
of nature. It helped me trust that love again. I began to see that just
as love starts with self, so does trust. I thought back that as a child
- with my 53 senses sensing like crazy to discover all I could about this
world, I trusted those bigger and smarter than me when they told stories
that reduced my senses to five. This contact is helping me to see that
in trusting others, I began to learn to distrust and mistrust myself --
it was them or me. Thanks for the activity. It was great to discover that
the full sensing part of me never really did disappear."
"I felt conflicted as I walked by the food
counter and remembered how my hunger string has been compensating for injuries
I have received to my other strings. I have battled a 14 year eating disorder
so severe that it's almost killed me more than once. I tried everything
from inhospitalization programs to intensive outpatient therapy in my efforts
to get well. In what seemed like just a random event at the time, I stumbled
upon a stranger who told me how reconnecting with nature helped ease his
headaches. I was attracted to find out more and soon found myself taking
the courses offered here. In doing so I have been able to take profound
steps towards healing my relationship with food and with my body. I have
found a new respect for myself as a vital and loved part of the global
life community and I can now recognize my sense of hunger as an attraction
string reminding me of it. Whereas I once strived for conformity, I now
understand on a feeling level, that the health and magic of nature is found
in its infinite diversity. I see myself as belonging to something far greater
than I, something which doesn't only exist out in the cosmos after I die,
but something vibrantly alive right here and now. Spending conscious time
in nature has raised my self-esteem and restored the joy back into my life.
I am no longer "starving" for an unnameable something. In hindsight
I can see why years of traditional therapy did little to heal me....I couldn't
find myself indoors because Myself was awaiting me outdoors."
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