As of late, a lot of new experiences have been flooding into my world. This 13 minute audio clip has been the most profound of those. The audio is from Tom Kenyon and is available for Download from his website and the link below. The title is “Spiritual Power and Delusion.” This talk is an excerpt from a workshop Tom did in Seattle, Washington in 2011. The focus was on the pursuit of spiritual power and the task of separating it from delusion.
The Punch Line Quotes:
“Every Religion has dogma and imprisonment and your task as an initiate is to sort through the truth & the untruth.”
“I was in search of the Satguru, well there is no such fucking thing.“
Tom tells a compelling story in which he sold his belongings for healings, for what he thought would give him the answers he yearned for. However, to his dismay, he learned that all this did was put his power into the hands of others, as his idolized guru was in fact a con-artist. Tom goes forward in explaining how his spiritual quest was instead a quest of power. Finally, as “intuition” lead him to a beach he saw imprinted in the sand “I Love you Tom.” Tom’s epiphany was to love one’s self through this process, while understanding the power was in him.
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Today’s Market Tarot is less about the market and more about my Trading this morning. I had a great number of losers and nearly reached my daily lock out for the day. In the afternoon I asked “what happened this morning, What can I change.” These are the cards I drew. Again, the set I use is The Wild Wood Tarot created by Mark Ryan & John Matthews with illustration by Will Worthington.
20. The Great Bear – This card is about judgment. These includes judgement of self and others. It teaches us to be compassionate and loving to self.
5. The Ancestor – Represents your inner guide, the part of your unconscious that knows everything. She is leading you to a new path.
17. The Pole Star – Is about guidance, again from your inner self. Knowing that the stars are aligned so that you may follow.
I saw this layout as The Great Bear crawling towards the other two cards. That my judgement is attacking if you will my inner guidance. Both from a feminine & male perspective. While the Ancestor leads you into the woods with her heart, the male depicted in the pole star follows point A to B. Knowing how my morning went I understand this as following my intuition, my trading ideas, and to stay away from judgement. That being kind and forgiving to self is most important.
In turn, I had a successful afternoon 🙂
These top traders didn’t have a super mechanical trading system, they had a SUPER MENTAL SYSTEM!
Recently I started at a prop firm in NYC. Some of the best traders in the country reside in this office and I have the privilege of hearing their insights everyday. I’ve also been exposed to less “popular” traders but those who have turned this “casino” into a consistent cash generating business. They have also achieved a position few have been able to actualize: the ability to withstand the test of time in the market. However both these peoples have one similar characteristic that I feel encompasses all others.
While listening to these traders everyday, hearing their comments, their dissatisfaction and happiness when a trade nears its completion. I do not listen to their words as much as the structure to what they say. Listening between the lines. Their trading style is not mine nor am I them, so to imitate them would be foolish. It would most likely lead to my own demise. There is one quality that we can learn from them that will propel us in our trading and take our lives to a higher vibration… TRUST IN YOURSELF. It really that simple! These top traders do not doubt their trades, they trust the moves they make, they trust their abilities to adapt their strategies to current market conditions, they trust themselves.
My experience with a friend was that he had great intuition on where the stock was likely to move next. 7/10 times he was correct, but he always scared himself out of the trade early. Once he started to recognize and trust his intuition he began to increase his profit and in my opinion I hear him cursing a great deal less. This quality of self should never be overlooked in trading, in whatever profession you choose, or in life.
How do you develop trust in yourself? Start to meditate on the concept of self trust and what it means to you. Write this down. Next keep a detailed log of what your true self is telling you to do. Take a “snapshot” of the feeling. If you are correct reinforce that feeling. Most of us are programmed not to see the trust & power we hold inside. Once you begin this practice let it flow naturally cause all the truth you need you already have. This idea finally clicked after a good friend / guide told me flat out, “you don’t trust yourself.” It imprinted itself on my psyche and I knew what it was these top traders possessed. These top traders didn’t have a super mechanical trading system, they had a SUPER MENTAL SYSTEM!
Good Luck with trading & finding your Super Mental System 🙂