Saturday, September 5, 2015
Most people are very much wrapped up with worldly survival concerns of “money, power and prestige” and their dominant ruling feeling is fear. There is a gradual shift away from a sole emphasis on worldly concerns and fear, toward love and more of an emphasis on the spiritual. My intent and the intent of the book I just wrote is to aide that shift. Right now, due to the survival concerns of capitalism, competition and struggle, we are killing each other and destroying this planet, our home. I would like to see that stop and, at the same time, realize it won’t, and know that is just as it should be.
Friday, September 4, 2015
I received the first copy of my book today & immediately went into a combination of terror, awe and gratitude. Gratitude won out and I shed a few tears. Maria began reading the book and quickly noted some repetition in the text, which was intentional, and then a typographical error which was not intentional. I immediately began obsessing about possible errors in the book before realizing that if there are errors that they will be part of the experience of the book. I calmed down.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
With any physical problem there are also the emotional and spiritual components. The emotional and spiritual components are sometimes major as in heart attacks or colitis or minor in the case of a broken finger. It has been my experience that it is best to address all components in order to achieve healing. Surgery addresses only the physical and it is tempting to leave it there since it appears that the problem has been addressed. However, it is a good idea to also address the emotional and spiritual components in order to avoid future complications.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Today, during working with a client, I was very much aware of the “knowing” I was writing about yesterday. In this case it felt like I knew, understood and was communicating directly with the soul or essence part of the person. I’m referring to what I usually call the “God part” which is closely connected to the Source/God/love & is more concerned with eternity than worldly matters. As far as I can tell, we all have that part and tend to get in touch with it during times of extreme stress. For me, getting in touch with that part requires focus.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Today I have been very aware and even preoccupied with the realization that I sometimes know things that I couldn’t possibly know. This “knowing” is most obvious in my working with clients. I frequently end up knowing things that help me in working with them, in fact they often now just expect it, smile when it happens and no longer ask “how did you know that!?”. I just realized that the important fact is not that I know things, a very self-centered view, but that I am told what I need to know in order to be of service. The information frequently comes to me during my period of prayer and meditation each morning, as I ask for guidance for that day. I just need to avoid my ego attachments, listen and act accordingly.
Monday, August 31, 2015
This was a restorative day of exercise, napping, meditating and contemplating, basically appearing to accomplish nothing. I did listen to music (oldies!) when doing some of the exercise but I make an effort to eliminate or minimize distractions like busy work or TV. I generate a feeling of love, gratitude and peace within myself and then sort through events of the recent past through meditating with my eyes closed or contemplating with my eyes open and just staring into space. At the same time, I ask and listen for guidance. If I encounter anything that does not feel right or complete, I decide or ask what action to take.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
In their book Miracles of Mind, Targ and Katra, Ph.D. describe several differences between the beliefs of spiritual healers/mystics and the western scientific person. They point out that the healers and mystics believe things like the presence of auras & spirits, the fact that consciousness exists independent of the brain and the notion that there is an eternity that humans are a part of. The fact is that I know these things rather than just believe them and it makes absolutely no difference that some people do not believe them, their beliefs don’t change things and I respect and honor their approach.