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DANCE WITH THE ELEPHANT: LIFE'S COSMIC EQUATION Purchase our book: For more DWTE merchandise: DancewiththeElephant**** Info on our upcoming Workshops: For more Inforamtion: DanceWithTheElephant**** Check out our Blog: DancewiththeElephant**** Don Calhoun and Duane Kuss co-author the ground breaking book "Dance with the Elephant: Life's Cosmic Equation" filled with life-changing stories and personal exercises. Would you like to be more connected to the people you love? Would you like to strengthen the relationships you have with friends and family? Have you discovered your true purpose and destiny in life? Receptive Choice and Life's Cosmic Equation may have some of the answers you're looking for. Recently, my wife Bette and I have invited Bette's 92 year old mother to live with us here at Hermit Lake. Her health condition was such that she was on full-time oxygen and had been receiving hospice services for a number of months. Bette's mother was previously being cared for in a nearby nursing home and Bette would visit her every day for anywhere between 2 and 4 hours. It was my idea that her mother should spend her final days living with her daughter and immediate family in our home on Hermit Lake. Now, I'm sure most people reading this would judge Bette and I to be totally crazy when you consider the burden and challenge that we took upon ourselves. There is a major commitment required to care for the 24 hour feeding, toileting, and meds for a 92 year old women on full-time oxygen. In today's modern society and its mainstream values, there are very few people who would even consider the idea. Heck, Don himself asked me if I was fin crazy? He did follow up that slap in the face with the kinder comment of "how beautiful a gift this would be for Bette and her mother". The thing most people wouldn't even fathom is the pressure that was placed on both Bette and me for even looking into this as a possibility of having her mother live with us. It was mind boggling to consider all the issues that surfaced when it came to bringing Bette's mother home to live with us. Even Bette's siblings were up in arms over the idea. In the end, the push to scuttle the crazy idea was enormous. But is here where the concept of Receptive Choice came to bare. Bette and I, in the end, had to make a choice as to what and who we would listen to. And this is just a microcosm of what each and every human being faces every day in the social and cultural norms that surround us. Like to learn more about how to "Dance With The Elephant" ? How about your ability to identify and deal with the "Elephant In The Room" ? Check out this site for more great insights, examples and resources. *******www.DanceWithTheElephant**** In reality, the world around us and the societal rules and patterns we are a part of is mostly neurotic. The best way to easily understand this is to look back 100 years from today and think about what the cultural values of the day were like. Back then you very likely had to deal with things like where your horse was tied up and who was responsible for cleaning up the mess when it took a crap. Go back another 100 years. Then, go back 1000 years. Can you see how culture and values have evolved over time? Now launch yourself 100 years into the future, and what will the norms of society be? The point here being that what was right yesterday is many times wrong today and what is accepted as being correct behavior today has a very good chance of being wrong tomorrow. In reality, your life from day to day is controlled by cultural craziness. It is here that the opportunity of learning to dance with the elephant can bring new freedom and discovery to life. You have the choice as to what you'll be receptive to and what you'll totally ignore. Bette and I, against the opinion of most of the world around us, chose that her mother should have the opportunity to live with family during her final days of life. Even though society as a whole threw up road blocks and described witches tales of horror, we chose to go the road less traveled and to follow our receptive choice to do what we knew was right for us. To all things there is a price to be paid, but the ability to understand and activate your receptive choice empowers people to move mountains. LIKE us on Facebook! ********www.facebook****/DanceWithTheElephant
27 Jun 2013
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DANCE WITH THE ELEPHANT: LIFE'S COSMIC EQUATION Purchase our book: For more DWTE merchandise: DancewiththeElephant**** Info on our upcoming Workshops: For more Inforamtion: DanceWithTheElephant**** Check out our Blog: DancewiththeElephant**** Don Calhoun and Duane Kuss co-author the ground breaking book "Dance with the Elephant: Life's Cosmic Equation" filled with life-changing stories and personal exercises. Duane has a special piece of granite he can see outside his Hermit Lake sunroom. There, under the branches of a massive ironwood tree, a small piece of stone is engraved with a picture of his Godmother Aunt Mary and the verse, "She touched me with her unconditional love and filled my heart with her caring compassion." It was in the month of March when Aunt Mary was suddenly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She was given, at most, a few months to live. It was on the day that all the immediate family members had gathered to personally confirm Mary's health with her doctor, when the wizard of death denial came to visit at Aunt Mary's home. All the family members were together in the kitchen. Aunt Mary was to be given a morphine patch that would help her through the pain and suffering of her final days. Mary's bedroom had a door that was open into the kitchen. The group was a buzz with concern over Aunt Mary. Even after the first patch had been administered, she continued to sob and groan while lying in bed just a few feet from the kitchen. As the youngest and least senior in the group, I was hesitant to take the lead, but after a gentle nudge by my mother, I went in to visit my Godmother Aunt Mary and attempt to console her if possible. What transpired next that evening was a purely magical experience that I will never forget and will always cherish. My visit with Mary at her bedside, was not with a person who was dying, but with a loving free spirit that was mourning the loss of her loved ones. Aunt Mary's groaning and sobbing had nothing to do with the pain, but rather to do with the world she was about to leave and her love for the people who she would leave behind. In the end, all Aunt Mary really wanted was the chance to say "Goodbye" to all who were present there that evening. Little did any of us know that just 6 hours later, Aunt Mary would pass on to her eternal home in heaven. If there was any comfort in the words I shared that day with her, the power came from the fact we both knew that death was upon her and we were both comfortable and accepting of the moment. We both exchanged our love and gratitude for each other and the blessing of what would be her life in heaven soon to come. As a strong Christian believer, Aunt Mary was ready with open arms to see her son Wayne again, who had died in a hunting accident at age 13. She also yearned to see her Mother and Grandmother again. At somewhere around 4:00 am on March 9, 2012, Aunt Mary suddenly sat up straight in her bed, opened her eyes wide and gazed off into the distance. After a few moments, she raised her arms in the direction she was looking and big smile came upon her face. I believe the angel of death was with her in the room at that moment and soon there after carried Mary's spirit into her next life, that with her loving savior Jesus Christ. The key here is what Aunt Mary believed and the fulfillment her death gave to the beginning of her heavenly life. Check out the rest of our content at: *******www.DanceWithTheElephant**** The Death Denial process is at the very fabric of our culture created social being. It controls most of us. It literally controls us to the point of all of the choices in life we make. What kind of shirt will you wear today? What kind of car with you drive? Who are your friends and who are your enemies? It's all controlled by a death denial culture and dictates who and what you are. Society is controlling you and that control all ties out to a fear based death denial culture where everyone is either running from death, or pursuing immortality. This topic deserves volumes of attention which is outside the realm of this introductory piece. Learning to "Dance With Death" is the true gift that Don and I are so passionate about bringing to the world on a day to day basis. LIKE us on Facebook! ********www.facebook****/DanceWithTheElephant
27 Jun 2013
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It seems like things are starting to look up for Lamar Odom! A source tells E! that the 33-year-old has been sober for one week and is focused on getting his life back on track! The source says, "He just wants to get healthy and be there for his kids." Another incentive to stay sober? His basketball career! Lamar is reportedly determined to get back with the Los Angeles Lakers after two rough seasons with the Mavericks and Clippers. No word on his current status with wife Khloe Kardashian, but it seems like Lamar is doing all the right things to get his life back together. We hope he stays on track and gets all the help he needs!
17 Oct 2013
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It's been a few months since Lea Michele's boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith passed away and the actress has found comfort in a new furry friend! Lea posted pics of her new pup, Pearl, to Twitter saying, "Today I would like to introduce you to Pearl. She's 8 years old and is my new love..Welcome Pearl" The actress posted a couple more pics of the adorable new pooch.
21 Oct 2013
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Jennifer Aniston says she's happier than ever as she reveals plans to direct a full-length feature.
10 Dec 2013
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Happy marriage is an important part of psychological health. Good preparation is needed. The following checklist, helps you prepare for a happy and successful marriage.
2 Jun 2017
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This video's tips will help you to neutralize your mental Pressure.
25 Aug 2017
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Two very young girls discussing about their life plans-Video. So Adorable
7 Sep 2017
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Life is gambling, Marriage is bidding. People are gambling and bidding. I, RML, Royal Mentor Lee, am now seeking marriage. picture and profile of Marriage Minded Singles near you right now. Discover how dating sites make finding singles in the Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, and all over the world simple, safe and fun! Once you browse profiles and pictures start flirting, messaging and connecting with other members of the community. Search today and find other sexy, intelligent singles for casual dating or a serious relationship in area. OK, so you've spent an entire lifetime getting ahead. You are a powerful man in the business community; the world is your oyster, so why are you feeling a bit sad and forlorn? Well, for most men in this situation the answer is that there may be something of great importance that is lacking in your life. We all remember in the movie 'Jerry McGuire' when Tom Cruise uttered those words 'you complete me', he found that last component in his life to make him happy. Marriage minded millionaires are not as uncommon as one may think. Marriage minded millionaires are that select group of wealthy individuals that have achieved much in their lives and are now seeking a long term relationship. Finding such rich men may now be as simple as turning on your home computer and doing a search for the online dating sites where wealthy men frequent. We all are looking for love in one fashion or another, so what is it that separates a marriage minded millionaire from a Sugar daddy seeking a short term relationship such as sugar baby dating. The answer in a nutshell is goals. The traditional Sugar daddy is usually a man of means that is looking for a relationship in which he can become the mentor or benefactor of a younger attractive woman and assist her in experiencing a more lavish lifestyle, one that she most likely could not attain on her own. To this point, the Sugar daddy and the marriage minded millionaire can be.
7 Sep 2017
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How to Be in Your Happy Place
17 Sep 2017
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This video considers the universal search for happiness, and how it can be fulfilled in the Gnan Vidhi (Self-realization) ceremony.
3 Dec 2017
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5 Powerful Habits of Successful People
8 Dec 2017
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