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Spread The Love!!! - Jessie T. Wolf
October 6th, 2008
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Spread The Love!!!
OMG. My Landmark Forum experience was ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!! The last three days have been the most intense and tiring (with only 6 hours of sleep in 3 days...) and yet absolutely inspiring, moving, and profound experience ever. There were 140 people who participated, and I have never seen so many people - all perfect strangers - be so courageous and powerful, in sharing their very deep and private stories with the rest of us, and showing such support and love for everyone there... it really was a very tearful and emotionally empowering event. And our Forum Leader ROCKED so f'ing hard!! She was like... so amazing... I can't even describe it. O___o

So now I'm like stupidly happy and loving everything, and wanting to spread this absolutely amazing insight to everyone I know, so that they can find that power in themselves to create extraordinary possibilities for themselves, and then share it with others. We hold ourselves back so much, as Human Beings... and we really don't have to. Again, I have no way at all to describe it. It's just like... wow. Seriously.

I know some people are probably like, "Jesus H. Christ, Jessie, what the hell kind of drugs are you on, bitch?" Life, dude. I'm telling ya. ;)

I realize that Landmark is not for everyone... some people may not be ready for it, because it gets you to really take a look at yourself and your life in ways that can be absolutely terrifying to some. But it lets you come face to face with who you really are by taking a look at who you've been in the past, and allows you to choose to take positive action in your life, and produce amazing possibilities for your future. And the results happen right now.

Really, it is an awesome, awesome course to take. If there has been anyone in your life who's recommended it to you, it's because they are really moved and inspired by the person that you are, they really care about you, and they see greatness and real potential in you to be the best that you can be. That's it.

I honestly have to say that my Landmark experience has put my faith back in Humanity as a whole. I wish that everyone on the planet would get this kind of insight - I believe that the world would be a much better place.

Happy. ^___^ *wags*

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From:jdpuppy
Date:October 7th, 2008 10:18 am (UTC)
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That sounds really awesome - I'm not 100% sure what the program is about, but it's not something a little google search can't help!

Regardless - I'm glad that it's uplifted your outlook, and I wish the best of luck in your next steps forward from that. Don't lose that spark, and work hard to try to inspire the same in others! =)
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From:wlfdog
Date:October 7th, 2008 10:32 am (UTC)
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It's hard to find much about it online, by searching through Google. But here is their official website:

http://www.landmarkeducation.com/

There is actually a lot of negative stuff out there re the Est types of courses, which Landmark was created *from* but actually *isn't* in practice. So just beware of the websites that post about it being a Cult. I don't want to discount other people's experiences, and Landmark is certainly not for everyone, (ie. if you are on certain mind/hormone altering medication, or if you have a history of mental illness, personality disorders, etc.) but no Cult encourages people to make peace with their past traumas, reestablish strong relationships with loved ones, and empowers you to be the best that you can be, and live a happy, inspired and fulfilled life, and then share that with others.

Spread the Love. ;) *snugs a puppy!*
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From:lurene
Date:October 7th, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
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Sounds similar to the AA methods.
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From:iron_raptor
Date:October 8th, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
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Well it's funny because I've been reading articles that criticize Landmark's techniques. And while there are some that are adversely affected, that is not the case.

I've seen the transformation that happened with Tim, he is now the fun-loving and amazing being that I KNOW he is, he's not living a reserved life, he's going out and doing things and expressing himself.

True, unfettered happiness, that is something that many people who attended received. I mean, I hear people that say "oh my God, all they're trying to do is pressure you into the Advanced Course!"

Well, some people didn't sign up for the advanced course. But, she did get something positive out of this experience, that's what matters.
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From:wlfdog
Date:October 8th, 2008 11:30 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I've read some bad things about their older methods, but there seems to have been a big shift in how they actually handle the Forum now a days. They are not done the same, and everything was 100% positive (though yes, a lot of people did break down and cry while facing their past, it actually did a lot of good for the people there, but I realize that there is always a chance that someone will not be able to handle facing any kind of traumas in their lives, hence why I said I know that Landmark is not for everyone). It did wonders for Tim, actually. He's now feeling much better than he has in a long time, and he had to come to grips with some really, REALLY hard stuff from his past. :/ I'm really proud of him, though.

Thanks for the warning, though it's a little late, seeing as I'm already finished the Forum. ;) Tim and I did have a very wonderful experience though, and everyone else that participated expressed very positive feedback, so I guess they must be doing something differently. As long as it actually does empower people, I say take what's good from it and be as happy as you can be in life.
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From:andre_rabbit
Date:October 7th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
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I'm going to have to tell you to tread very lightly with this Jessie. I've never attended a Landmark class, so I can't say for sure, but after some quick reading, they are very closely related to the WWASPS seminars that I had to go through from Dec. 17, 1999 until May 16, 2001.

Closely related, as in developed out of the same concept.

It's very difficult for me to tell people about what happened in those seminars I went to, they try and convince you of all sorts of things that you've done wrong, or had done to you, implanting memories in your head and building them up until they become real trauma.

I knew of normal people who went into these seminars and after a few months of them were convinced that a parent had molested them, or that they had committed some atrocious crime.

If going to that made you happy and they didn't do anything like that, then I am happy for you, but be careful looking into attending anything similar, especially anything called Lifespring or is affiliated with WWASPS. They are the bastards that lied to my parents, and took their money while putting me through hell and forcing me to lie to my parents about all of it.
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From:wlfdog
Date:October 8th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
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Yar, I did the research before I went, and it was nothing like you're describing, and what I read. They are 100% positive/supportive, and they did not beat anyone down, or shame anyone on stage, or try to convince anyone of their past. They actually let people think for themselves, and choose, and there was no harassment. It was all positive coaching.

And no, I don't get into these on a normal basis. This was because I was trying to find a way to save my relationship, and a friend (two, actually) suggested it to me. I was very hesitant in the beginning, but took the chance anyway, and committed to keeping an open mind, even if I was a bit skeptical.

It was very awesome though. Nothing like I thought it was going to be. :-P
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From:jaxxblackfox
Date:October 7th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
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Never heard of it.

I'm glad you're feeling better though. :)
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