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<TITLE>An activity designed to explore the 6th insight described in _The Celestine Prophecy</TITLE>



<FONT FACE="Arial" SIZE=2><P>An activity designed to explore the 6<SUP>th</SUP> insight described in _The Celestine Prophecy.</P>

<P>The sixth insight is the awareness of when we lose our inner connection with divine energy. Often we find that at these times we are resorting to our personal way of manipulating others out of their energy. These manipulations are generally either passive or aggressive. Most passive can be called the victim, or the Poor Me, approach: always framing events as negative, looking to others for help, describing events in such a way as to make others feel guilty. Less passive is the distancing, or Aloof, strategy: giving vague answers to questions, never committing to anything, making others pursue in order to understand us. When others are pursuing, trying to figure us out, we gain their attention and thus their energy. More aggressive than those two is the critic, or Interrogator, method: seeking to find something wrong with what others are doing, always monitoring. Most aggressive is the Intimidator style: appearing out of control, explosive, dangerous, and belligerent. Others watch us closely and thus we receive their energy. By understanding our parents or guardians control dramas we can better understand what the book refers to as &quot;our life question&quot; or purpose. </P>

<P>The role of the father, or the father figure in our lives, is to help us</P>

<P>connect with our power and leadership. The purpose of the father is to make us</P>

<P>self-sufficient. It is through the masculine side of our nature that we take</P>

<P>action toward our goals. If you did not relate well to your father, you might</P>

<P>have difficulty with authority. The role of the feminine in our lives is to</P>

<P>help us relate to others. Generally, but not always, it is our mother who shows</P>

<P>us how to connect with our ability to heal, comfort, and nurture others. For</P>

<P>example, if you did not relate well to your mother, you might have difficulty</P>

<P>with intimate relationships or lack the ability to nurture yourself properly.</P>

<P>Feminine energy, according to Redfield, is the creator of your goals and</P>

<P>reveals what has heart and meaning for you.</P>



</FONT><FONT FACE="Arial" SIZE=2><P>Choose either the feminine or masculine role model in your life to complete the following sentences. This exercise is quiz #3. Take your time and answer each question with one or more well thought out, coherent sentences. </P>


<LI>What type of work did this person do when you were young?</LI>

<LI>Were they proud of their work?</LI>

<LI>In what ways did they excel?</LI>

<LI>List positive words that best describe this person.</LI>

<LI>What statement or credo best expresses this person's philosophy of life?</LI>

<LI>What control drama best describes this person? Explain.</LI>

<LI>What do you think was missing from this person's life?</LI>

<LI>(finish this sentence) After observing this person's life, I want to be. . .</LI>

<LI>For what are you grateful to this person?</LI>

<LI>(finish this sentence)From this person I learned in order to succeed you must. . .</LI></OL>