Chief Joseph Newsletter
Conversations with Chief Joseph & John Cali
August 25, 2009
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Point of View
The other day I was chatting with my good friend Grant Connolly of
ZPoint. Many of you know Grant and the wonderful work he does with
ZPoint. Our conversation turned to the topic of perspective, and how
powerfully our personal perspective or point of view can affect us,
for good or ill.
The conversation reminded me of an article I'd read a few days
earlier. The article, "Turning the Clock Back," published in Cosmic
Lighthouse, was an interview with Ellen J. Langer, Harvard Professor
Dr. Langer talked about a study she and a partner conducted with
chambermaids. They were testing whether "mental workouts" could
actually improve physical health. Now,20mind you, the chambermaids were
not told to exercise, eat better diets, etc. -- all the things you
hear from the experts.
Instead Dr. Langer and her associate simply made the chambermaids
aware that their work was exercise. They did not ask them to change
anything about their lives -- what they ate, how vigorously they did
their work, etc. The only change they made was in their perspective,
their point of view.
This shift in perspective resulted in weight loss, decreases in body
mass, smaller waistlines, decreases in blood pressure, increasing
vitality and energy. All of this from doing absolutely nothing
different from what they had been doing.
Except a change in their point of view.
Here's Chief Joseph.
Friends, we've talked about this subject before. Whatever you want to
call it -- your perspective, point of view, focus or whatever -- it
powerfully affects your reality, your experience. In the case of the
chambermaids it created better physical health.
This is certainly one of the best examples we have seen of how all of
you truly do create your own realities. Whether you do it deliberately
through your conscious focus, or by default through negligence, you
are nonetheless responsible for every experience of your physical
The idea of being that responsible for everything is daunting and
scary to some of you. But it's your point of view that's scaring you,
not the re sponsibility itself.
Responsibility brings freedom. When you know you and only you create
your life experiences, you are totally free to create (or change)
whatever you want. You're not a victim of someone else's whims, or of
The chambermaids changed nothing about their lives except the way they
viewed their work. The results were remarkable.
The principle at work here applies to other areas of your lives also.
Let's take a common issue for many of you -- food. We've heard some of
you say all you have to do is look at food and you gain weight. Others
of you can eat all you want, whatever you want and never gain an
What's the difference between these two types of people? Some would
say it's their "metabolism." But your metabolism is simply the way you
flow energy through your physical bodies.
In other words, your metabolism is a direct result of your focus, of
your point of view.
You are free to change your point of view at any moment. And in that
moment you can change your lives.
Since 1992, John Cali has been communicati ng with a non-physical
entity called Joseph. In one of his many physical lifetimes, this
was incarnated as the legendary Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe
in what is now the state of Oregon in the northwestern USA. These
messages are a blend of information from Joseph, other spirits in the
"Joseph group," and John.
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