In the blog I wrote about horse whispering with Martha Beck, I shared with you some of the magical experiences my business manager Melanie Bates and I enjoyed when we visited Martha’s ranch in preparation for the opening workshop of the Whole Health Medicine Institute Physician Training. But those stories were several among dozens. In this blog, I’ll share another story – about a fork, a handful of spoons, the “energy internet,” and the awesome power of your belief system – and how it shapes your reality.
In her book Finding Your Way In A Wild New World, Martha teaches the 1st Technology of Magic – Wordlessness – which is all about moving from left brain language-focused consciousness to right-brain “wordless” consciousness. She likens this state of consciousness to tapping into the “energy internet.”
The 2nd Technology of Magic – Oneness – builds upon the first and is all about communicating via the energy internet, which she likens to sending emails. One of the exercises she teaches is about how to become One with inanimate objects – like flatware.
How To Bend A Spoon
To bend metal you wouldn’t otherwise be able to bend with your own strength, Martha recommends getting Wordless, using a series of meditation techniques. She then suggests asking a spoon or fork if it feels like “playing.” If the silverware says “yes,” you use your hands to gently bend the metal as if it’s putty in your hands.
Easier said than done.
I spent six effin’ months with a spoon on my altar, asking it if it wanted to play. Even when it said “yes,” that metal just wasn’t budging, no matter how much muscle I put behind it. And it definitely wasn’t bending like putty in my hands.