WHERE DOES the story
of this... TAKE PLACE?
When you enter the story of this..., you are entering a
dimension. It has spatial boundaries, characters,
designs, elements, and even Laws of Nature that are specific to a
spirit and flesh mingle and communicate. None of these were of my
They are what they are -- TO YOU -- at the time of viewing.
WHAT IS THIS WORLD ABOUT?
Because it is and is not the world as we know it, this is a palette of
metaphors -- the language of the heart. Everything here
something that lives inside of you and your experience of life. A
be a good analogy, but a mirror that reflects back to you in universal
that you are meant to interpret for yourself.
HOW THESE IMAGES CAN BE USED
The only requisite to be part of this experience-in-the-moment is that
intent is to strengthen who you are to better serve the greater good.
the story of this... unfolds as you experience it.
When you can, pick a time that you will spend with the images, place a
its span, choose a theme you'd like to explore, and, if you wish, have
something to jot down notes.
By all means, these images can be used in conjunction with other
But the roles of facilitator and viewer need to be quite specific.
ROLE OF THE
As the viewer, your task is to set your intent, decide the direction
to take, empty yourself, and begin the work of self-exploration.
If your way includes acknowledging and establishing a link to a Guiding
Influence for the time you're doing the work, by all means begin there.
Also, please be aware that
nothing on this web site is to be substituted for
sound, licensed, medical or other professional advice. Consider
as a suggestion that you can pick up or put down, at will.
THE ROLE OF THE FACILITATOR
As the facilitator, your task is to stay out of the way of the process
viewer as much as possible. It is not necessary to act only as "Silent
Witness," although at times that's a valuable service. When you do
anything, try your best to keep it in the form of questions or comments
help the viewer to take their experience of the moment one level deeper.
"What does that mean to you right now?"
"When did you first experience this?"
"Was anyone else involved?"
"Who are they in the image?"
"Do you recall how that felt?"
"What are you feeling right now?"
"What part of that image is you right now?"
and Prompts, such as:
"Tell me what you see."
"Take that one level deeper, whatever that means to you."
"Bring that past feeling into right now, and tell me about it."
"Tell me that again, but express it in proportion to how you feel it
These questions are all
designed to guide without interpretation or agenda.
Please remember, the
person viewing the images is
to be prompted to follow their own trains of thoughts and connections
EXPERIENCING THE INFLUENCE OF ANYONE ELSE'S INTERPRETATION.
Take turns facilitating each other. Use these images as tools to
the emptiness and openness that leads to self-discovery and the
non-interference that allows another to find their own way.
FIRETENDER.org WEB SITE
Spend time exploring the firetender.org web site. There
web content and links to other resources)
you will pick up many ideas
spur you on to experiments of your own that you can undertake with
images. Take special care to learn and practice strengthening your
choice in heart-consciousness.
Each image is meant to be a vehicle for healing/transformation.
image's power is derived from its significance to you, in the moment
are viewing it.
In essence, you are *endowing* each image with characteristics,
applications as they come into your consciousness. The images cannot
can only reflect and follow that which you provide.
IMAGES TO WORK
Pick a theme to explore. Choose a challenge, a question, a
relationship in the present, or an incident in the past to examine
through the filter
of the images.
Take a few minutes to "flip" through the images on the web site.
Don't linger too long on any one. One or more of them will call out to
you. Don't worry why, just go from one to the next and note which
impact you the most.
The idea is to "catch" the images that leave the strongest, most
immediate impressions on you, within the context of the theme of your
exploration. Make a note of the image number, and then go back to the
section to examine one image at a time.
Go to the thumbnail section and copy down image numbers or titles,
one to an index card. Shuffle and draw (blind), and then spend
Just like with Tarot, you can lay out a "spread" signifying one card
each for a characteristic or prompt, such as "influence of the past",
"challenges", "the direction WEST" or other themes of your
Unlike Tarot, however, you can't pick up a card and refer to a manual
"AH... you drew the __________ and that means __________."
Share the questions of your heart with what you see. And then,
metaphors that the images contain (metaphors that live inside you)
We expect to be adding on more images and other tools for you to use to
more freedom of choice in your experience.
a Journal. Write
about your impressions of each image. You will discover that over
you can go back to the
image and experience a completely different set
connections. You can often note your own progress by going back to see
your relationship with each image matures. (Leave room to make multiple
for each image!)
This will form the basis of your personal guide book. You can use your
experience to teach you what questions you can ask others, as
will not interfere with their process.
each session, as
things start to gel, some form of in-sight is certain to present itself
you. Follow that thread to completion and then take a break for a
minutes. Go back to the image and then see if that thread can help you
another...one level deeper.
LEVELS TO EXPLORE
You can choose a theme, or direction that you wish to explore. There
various "levels" that you can access through these images. Set your
intent to receive information on one of these aspects of self:
A GOOD BEGINNING QUESTION
A good beginning question to yourself might be something like, "In this
moment, what does this image have to tell me about my current (fill in
Place a section in your journal to record good questions that you can
yourself and others.
USING AN INDIVIDUAL IMAGE YOU
purchase one or more of these images for your own, for example, endow
qualities or characteristics that help you to focus the intent of your
the good of all. Then, let it be an ally in relationship with you, and
touchstone for you to measure your progress.
You can do the same using this web site. Just tune in when you
the image of your choice up on the screen and spend some time with it.
know someone who's ill, spend some time with them and the images.
GIFTING AN IMAGE TO SOMEONE
If you want to gift an image to someone else, have them check out this
and then choose one for themselves.
Or (and far be it from me to
form of deceit!), be with them as they go through the images and make
educated guess about which one touched them most. When in doubt,
ask. Remember, this is about the viewer, not the Gifter or Facilitator.
Think of it this way. You know how, sometimes just before you step out
to go somewhere important, you might glance in the mirror to do a quick
to see that everything is everything before you take that crucial first
out the door?
Do the same with one of these images. If you endow it with the power of
touchstone for your intent to, say, be the kind of compassionate person
respect, then simply allow that image to be a representation of that
IF YOU START TALKING TO THEM, ARE YOU NUTS?
You know what? There's absolutely nothing wrong with entering into an
OR external dialogue with them. (At least that's what my voices tell me
After a particularly frustrating day -- one where I felt like I didn't
friend in the world -- I took out one of the images that I had printed
placed it on the passenger seat of the car I was driving, rolled up the
tight and proceeded to drive down the road screaming my lungs out at
injustices of the miserable life I was living.
I was amazed at the image's patience and, yes, Unconditional Love! Just
good friend, the image just sat there and witnessed, silently and
judgement OR earplugs.
Each image is a symbol of your intent, in service to you and the
and has unlimited patience. Use that as a springboard to be
most powerful you you can be.
HERE'S AN OUTRAGEOUS CONCEPT TO WORK
God, God, I guess, says: "I made you as a three-in-one being",
and goes on to discuss the three aspects of self which include the
Body, Mind, and Spirit/Soul; Super-conscious, Conscious and
through them, the tools of creation; namely Thought, Word and Deed.
These, of course, are metaphors, yet, they suggest a way to use these
What if you were to pull up one of the images on the computer and look
at it as
if you were looking into a mirror? You, of course are the Body,
Conscious, and the Deed of the triadic relationships of self, but in
of the image lives the other aspects of your self, namely, Mind and
Unconscious and Super-conscious, and Thought and Word.
The challenge is, when you look into the image, can you EXPERIENCE
looking in to those other aspects of yourself? If so, what are
parts of you
saying? And what do you see about the WHOLE of you?
MY AGENDA SHOULD BE OBVIOUS BY NOW...
society has trained
its members to seek solutions from others, and to surrender their
wills to the so-called experts -- often at incredible cost!
The cost is that individuals rely on external direction rather than
time to explore what their own inner world is telling them.
I'm doing my very best to place the responsibility squarely
shoulders to manage your use of these images to promote your
well-being. I do
this because I'm working on the premise that whatever you call forth to
heal/transform yourself will be something that you are able to both
use without having to rely on someone else's interpretation.
WEB SITE IS MY
STATEMENT THAT THE ANSWERS LIVE INSIDE YOU, AND YOU ARE CAPABLE OF
Mahalo for taking the time here. Please feel free to write me