Thanks from me too. :-)Quote
Meadow, thank you for your posts.
Quote from The Anticult
Its very accurate that this Byron Katie situation is about Power.
Its not just about money, even though the system they are running is a brilliant cash flow system with much of the 'cash' in the form of what many are calling "free labor".
Its pure profit. Labor is the biggest cost of any business, and if you can get that labor (Staff) for free, or even get people to pay their own way while they work...jackpot.
Institute for The Work
Do The Work Helpline Approval Process
Information for Candidates
Certification program participants who qualify will become a volunteer on the Do The
Work Helpline as a part of their certification training. The process is outlined below.
The job of a Do The Work Helpline volunteer is very simple: we are here to give callers
an experience in the clean and simple process of The Work. When appropriate, we
answer questions about how to do The Work and direct callers to resources on
thework.com that will support them in doing The Work on their own.
Initial Requirements for Candidates:
• Completed a second School either as staff or participant
• Completed a minimum of six months of One-for-One.
• Successfully completed the teleclass “Improving Your Facilitation Skills”
• Contacted the Do The Work Helpline as a client, at least once.
The process begins when you let your mentor know that you feel ready to begin service.
• Ensure that you have met the initial requirements listed above.
• During the next couple of mentoring sessions your mentor will walk you through
various exercises that are designed to support you in the role of Do The Work
• Before the initial call, both you and your mentor need to review the following
individually or together:
o Do The Work Helpline Process in the Candidate Forum.
o Guidelines for Do The Work Helpline Volunteers
o Requirements for Facilitators posted in Downloads/Candidates
o Caller Guidelines posted on the Do The Work Helpline page and in
• Once they feel comfortable recommending you they will arrange a 2nd interview
with another mentor.
• A 3rd facilitation exchange with a member of the Do The Work Helpline Team
(certified facilitators who are experienced Do The Work Helpline volunteers) will
• Once all recommendations are received and reviewed you will be sent an email
indicating whether you have been approved as a Do The Work Helpline
volunteer. If you are not approved you will be invited to reapply in 3-6 months.
• If a mentor experiences you as not ready for the Do The Work Helpline at any
point in the process we will invite you to reapply in 3-6 months.
©2009 Byron Katie, Inc. All Rights Reserved. www.thework.com
• If you do not initially qualify as a volunteer on the Do The Work Helpline we
suggest that you fill out a Judge-Your-Neighbor Worksheet and take your
thoughts to inquiry. The feedback you received during the interviews will support
you to deepen your experience in The Work. Please do not contact any of the
mentors you interviewed with after the interview.
Currently I am working on a second edited version, and as soon as it is done I will make this blog available as a downloadable pdf for easier printing and reading.
So far over 30.000 times a page in this blog has been read. I don’t get reactions very often, but when I do, they are mostly by people who have read the whole story thoroughly and who understand why I wrote this, and who also understand the way in which I wrote this. These people thank me for writing this story in their responses.
A couple of times I have received criticisms, which I have also posted on the relevant pages.
The interesting thing is that so far any negative feedback, often laced with judgments, sarcasm and cynicism, came only from people who are into The Work. What they love to do is to point out that I should do The Work. However they don’t really point it out, they sort of throw it into my face, which is incidentally, one of traits I noticed in people who are into The Work, and which I object to. They preach kindness, but it comes across as far from kind.
Someone sent me a copy of a teleconference that BK regularly holds with people who are in her certification program.
Some interesting listening.
I do have some close friends that are actually in the certification program. It is clear that even within the ranks, doubt has started to creep in, since some of them are feeding me information. They are actually afraid to post themselves, even when using an alias.
Meadow, thank you for your posts.
Please tell your friends about wikileaks.org. They can put info about Katie there completely anonymously. Citizens of countries such as Iran or Burma often use wikileaks, as do corporate whistleblowers.
I'm confused. What kind of spiritual freedom causes fear of exercising the most basic human freedom, freedom of expression? What the hell kind of "School" is Katie running? Can you imagine if University students in any Western democracy were frightened of criticizing their professors online anonymously? Even the most timid 18-year old wouldn't stand for that for half a second.
Hi there. Why be busy with the messenger (Byron Katie, Eckhart Tolle)? Look into the message and decide for yourself what is useful to you and leave the rest would be my suggestion and nobody but you can know what is useful to you, so nobody can give you an answer to whether they are 'the thing' or not.
Love and hugs from Solvejg
check out the update on [janakisstory.wordpress.com] opening page, this Solveg person really beats down on her. funny she says love and hugs. sounds like a katie fan to me.
“Since this apparently is an alias” you write. You like to thow doubt about the integrity of others it seems. I am amazed that Byron Katie put up with you for so long. I am a woman and Solvejg is a Norwegian name given to me by my parents. I am born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1944 and now settled in Bangalore India for the last four years. I think you seriously need help and I don’t think that THE WORK will work for you. You need something that is not so subtle and deep, something that you can understand eeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwww and that is for your attitude to other people
July 10, 2009 at 12:08 pm edit
Thank you Solvejg. So you are not using an alias. Good for you and I was wrong. I merely pointed out that this could be an alias. The part about doubt about integrity of others are entirely your words and assumptions, not mine. I am glad to see that The Work really works for you, apparently.
July 10, 2009 at 12:19 pm edit
And sometimes there are people who claim that they practice The Work (not many, but definitely some), who are quick assume, judge and point out that people need to do The Work, in their self-righteous eagerness forgetting to apply it themselves.
quote from Solvejg:
“You need something that is not so subtle and deep, something that you can understand eeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwww and that is for your attitude to other people…”
Wow, talk about calling the kettle black. I don’t think this needs any further comments.
best wishes, Janaki
July 10, 2009 at 2:50 pm edit
Indeed. I have only done the work a few times and you expect me to be ever so kind loving and understanding of where YOU come from and having done the work for years. Are you dense or are you dense? You take the right to throw shit on your mentor, on anybody who are not padding you on the head and telling you what a good girl you are shitting all over your mentor and what she gave you. You are some piece of work. A VICTIM with capital V. I am so grateful that you are not in my life. Poor Katie who was fooled by your “Let be serve you” pretentions.
eeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwww I hope you will never get another client ever. because you don’t deserve to have people trust you at all.
Stoic, I'm choosing to take your word for it - that you truly applaud my suspicion.Quote
'Sorry but statements such as I've noted above are suspicious to me.
Just calling it as I see it.'
As one suspicious person to another, I can only applaud your calling it as you see it.
"Excessive suspicion" - when there has been troll after troll bouncing in here, compounded by the uncovering of an incredible amount of highly suspicious activity that is in one way or another connected with BK?Quote
I read the thread in its entirety before I posted so was well aware that newcomers were treated with excessive suspicion
Have you ever taken a lot of morphine or saw someone who took a lot of morphine? It is not a lot of fun. BK is basically telling this woman to put herself into a coma. Can you imagine the nausea and the vomitting that could happen?