JOHN KEHOE JULY 27/02 - #6 - Nicole interviews John Kehoe - speaker, teacher, philanthropist and author of the best seller Mind Power plus many others including Money, Success & You and The Practice of Happiness about his newest book "Mind Power for Children" website link
Power & The Media July
1998 - An Interview With John Kehoe
by nicole m whitney,
What we imagine,
concentrate on or visualize in our minds will actually manifest into
This is the concept
behind the thing and teachings of John Kehoe. The 50 year old Vancouver
resident, best selling author, motivational speaker, multimillionaire
and philanthropist has written several books and spoken at venues around
the world on this very subject since 1978.
Knowing John's theory,
this writer posed the following question:
"If what you
say is true, what is the effect of the current theme of negativity and
sensationalism in the mainstream media?
And I was very surprised
at his initial response.
"I'm an avid
newspaper reader. I especially enjoy reading the New York Times."
In fact John loves
the New York Times so much - especially the Sunday issue - that, when
his time comes, he wants to be "buried with a crisp fresh copy
at his side".
(note to self -
never assume ....)
of views soon emerged in John's love affair with the print media with
his next words.
think the media has the powers over your thoughts and health and all
things that you're going to manifest in your life.," Kehoe said.
"The media has a social responsibility that has never been addressed."
is not like particular products where they sell them and you can comparison
shop; the media feeds the consciousness - the intellect of the community.
People rely on the media to get their information."
Clearly a problem
when someone bases their perception of their world and their reality
upon the information and images they receive through the mainstream
media, he said.
is fixated on sensationalism but negative sensationalism. Rapes, murders,
frauds - they're the mainstay of the media."
But Kehoe says the
world seen through the media's eyes is an opposite reality to the one
he sees us in.
"It is my personal
belief that for every rape, for every fraud, for every murder, you have
a thousand acts of kindness going on every day."
The only difference,
he says, is we don't hear about all that because it's 'not newsworthy'
forbid our perspective of the world be based on the media. You would
assume the whole world is falling apart, most people are scoundrels
and people are getting murdered all the time."
But a lot of people
do believe all of these things.
"A lot of people
live in fear."
Kehoe suggests media
should be held responsible - accountable for its actions and the effects
it is having on communities around the world.
"And the government
has not recognized this."
Kehoe says education
might be one answer.
"Very few people
recognize the role consciousness has in your life. I've been teaching
this for 20 years and I would way that only about 5% of people know
and understand this stuff.
And once educated,
the negative effects of any outside influences can be lessened greatly.
So what of this
love for the New York Times?
When Kehoe reads
a newspaper he "feeds his mind", he says. He reminds himself
that what he is reading is not a representation of the world but "only
a fraction of reality".
"That's the mistake that people are making. They think it represent
s the whole reality"
Kehoe says 95% of
media focus caters to the most negative and sensationalistic coverage.
Meanwhile, he says reality itself is 95% positive - essentially the
complete opposite of what the mainstream media is, in some way, inferring
through its choice and balance of coverage.
interesting, isn't it."
Awareness, he says,
is the bottom line.
"Then you can
accept the media a lot better. Not to boycott it because you'll find
yourself ill informed. It serves a purpose but the media does have to
become more socially responsible too."
John Kehoe was recently
being interviewed on a radio show in South Africa. After listening to
a newscaster's report during a five minute break, he commented to the
reporter - "gee, I guess nothing good happened in South Africa
get it. But when he was gone, we got into it (on the show) because there
was a whole lot more that happened in South Africa that day."
And Kehoe maintains
his own positive outlook for the future of the world.
In fact, he believes
that the human race is going to experience a "shift in reality".
think our next evolutionary change on this planet is going to be a shift
in consciousness ~ not on an individual basis but everybody, all at
the same time."
He compares his
theory to the aster beam concept where the atoms of light energy are
vibrating at different frequencies until only one tenth of one percent
of them are synchronized.
"Then the whole
thing shifts and concentrates to the same level to become that laser
beam. I think the same thing is going to happen in our consciousness.
That's why every individual is so important with our transformation
on our planet. Once you have a certain number of people on the planet
all thinking a certain way then there will be a shift. Suddenly everybody's
going to get it."
Then, he says, it
doesn't seem like such an overwhelming task.
you don't have to convince everyone. You just have to get that magic
number - I don't know what that number is - but what if?"
Focus on ourselves,
what can we personally do to help, he adds.
yourself. Say, what can I do? The most important thing is to change
your own consciousness."
Kehoe says we are
all connected somehow and our subconscious mind serves as the portal
to that connection.
you're down on yourself and you have hate and anger you are polluting
the whole thought environment."
He says this theory
can be applied in practical ways.
is going around saying the planet is falling apart, the pollution levels
are going up, etc, all of it might be true but focusing on hopelessness
creates that negative image and fuels it. It doesn't help it. Yes ~
be aware of it, but bring in positive things. We, the human race, can
put a man on the moon. Don't tell me that we can't figure out how to
clean up this planet. I'm just saying how about if we have an image
of the planet healing itself and that's the image we focus on instead.
Focus on the planet healing rather than on the planet dying. From my
perspective it makes a huge difference which on it is."
Kehoe recently returned to his home in Deep Cove from a five month tour
which covered many countries including South Africa, New Zealand, Fiji,
Sri Lanka, Egypt and India. His books include Mind Power, Money Success
& You and The Practice of Happiness. Most titles are available in
our book store HERE or
in actual book stores everywhere.
JOHN KEHOE, writer,
speaker, philanthropist and socially responsible citizen, was born in
Toronto and now resides in Vancouver, Canada. In 1975, he withdrew to
the wooded seclusion of the British Columbia wilderness to spend three
years in intensive study and contemplation of the inner workings of
the human mind. By borrowing freely from a wide variety of scientific
and spiritual sources, and by applying his own shrewd observations and
insights, Kehoe was able to forge the first straightforward and successful
program for developing mind power. In 1978, he began traveling and teaching
people the principles he had formulated, and the phenomenal success
of his speaking tours soon grew to literally encompass the world. Mind
Power Into the 21st Century has sold 500,000 copies and has become an
international bestseller, translated and published in a multitude of
countries including France, Germany, Japan and Korea. John has also
written three other books, Money, Success & You, A Vision of Power
and Glory and The Practice of Happiness.
visit John Kehoe's Web Site