100%

I recently watched a video and it was very timely. Sometimes we know something but it is compartmentalized. For example, when I work with people with addictions, I emphasize the importance of choosing to commit completely to stopping. One hundred percent commitment is what is essential to success.

So, wouldn’t one hundred percent commitment be important for success in all things? Of course. Here is a link to a Ted Talk that I really like.

Thoughts about Choices

My Garden

I have not posted in quite some time and I think it is time to do so. Many things change in the world and many things remain the same.

I have seen two cigarette smokers recently and its been generally unsatisfying. As medicine says to knowingly do no harm, I say respect each person’s free will. Smokers often do not want to stop smoking but due to illness and family pressures they want a therapist to make them stop. This is an interesting position for me as a hypnotherapist as it requires me to stay within the bounds of my beliefs that include helping them to understand they must want to stop if there is to be effective help given. I also only use hypnosis in the context of helping someone get results they really want.

Both smokers had very bad health due to cigarettes and both didn’t really want to stop. Their appointments had been created by family members. I bent my personal rule to see them for only one appointment to begin and I doubt either will return in spite of life threatening disease. And, it is their body to do with what they wish and I respect that.

The right and the gift of choice is a very big thing for all of us. We do create our reality on many levels and its just an experience from which we may gain wisdom. I was a smoker and I got the experience and fortunately for me I am still choosing better health.

Everyone has addictions. I have a very intuitive friend, Echo Bodine, and she wrote in her book Echos of The Soul: “Addictions on the soul’s level, can be seen as an ongoing part of the battle between the physical realm and the spiritual realm to determine which is ultimately in power.” I like that!

Following Your Conscience

I recently watched a video on Amazon Prime and found a persuasive argument presented in favor of the theory that there is a strong correlation between vaccinations and autism in children. The video also points to a criminal conspiracy within the CDC to keep the results of the data from the public.

My facebook post brought a very strong response from a physician I know attempting to debunk the data with an adherence to the official position from the CDC. Of course, if the data were falsified, as is asserted by the Chief Scientist on a team of five who analyzed the data, then the doctors have all been drawing conclusions from false premises. The Chief Scientist became a whistle blower and the original data and reports were saved. Saved because the other studies were destroyed. It was a cover-up. It is still a cover-up and I am certain compulsory vaccinations have an insidious intention.

I like what Einstein said: “The only thing I did was this: in long intervals I have expressed an opinion on public issues whenever they appeared to me so bad and unfortunate that silence would have made me feel guilty of complicity.”

It is really interesting that Amazon Prime Video has been “persuaded” to remove all videos critical of vaccines. Isn’t that interesting! You will soon be losing “ownership” of you body. If you can, watch the movie vaxxed. http://vaxxedthemovie.com/stream/

Back from my Sabbatical

I had meant to take a couple of months off to work on rehabbing the house we were planning to move into if our house sold. As plans often do, they changed. In Minnesota I tore my Achilles badly and for the next several months I was on crutches and in a boot. Some sabbatical. Of course there was some great learnings. Not being able to walk is a learning experience for sure. I’m now in physical therapy and getting much better. Still, I have to be careful for many months as this heals.

We moved in December and I have my office here now in the building next door. Here is a photo.

My New Office Space

The Trap

The Trap is getting caught in a fearful polarity. I’ll explain. Sitting with friends the other evening the subject of Donald Trump came up. And there was almost unanimous agreement that he needed to go to jail or worse. I was the holdout. Not that I think he is an admirable man. It’s just that for me the best outcome is that he have an encounter that transforms him into a man of high ideals and good values.

Because Mystics and Physists believe the three dimensional universe is part of a greater multi dimensional universe where everything is connected, I choose to wish for something wonderful to happen for all of us as we are all connected and benefit from the greater peace and happiness of our companions in this universe.

The Trap for us is anger driven by fear. Our fear then strengthens the forces of anger and fear.

A Personal Update

It is December and I have taken months off. It started as a sabbatical and then extended into the complications of a ripped Achilles Tendon, a remodel of a house, and then a move into that house.

I am now walking fairly well again and getting my new office together so that I can again see people. Change just keeps coming along and I am hoping the changes you desire come true soon.

Holiday Greetings to You,

Rick

 

Time Off

I’m taking some time off. I’m in Minnesota to attend my 50th high school reunion. It was a class of 862 and over one hundred of the class are dead. I’ve heard stories of others very ill or chronically ill who can’t attend.

I’m grateful to be here and in good health even though I’m limping from and overzealous Pickle ball game. I have sprained my left calf muscle. I was having fun learning how to play but overestimated my bodies conditioning. I was warned by a close friend too.

Below are The Patricians we played music together professionally in both junior and senior high school. We have rehearsed a few songs and play them in the High School auditorium tomorrow. It’s been fun to get together. I’m so grateful to be able to do this, it is a gift.

The Patricians

One of the authors I read is Michael Newton. He is a Hypnotherapist who specializes in past life regressions focusing on the “place” and “time” between lives. I happened on an article talking about the similarities noted in 7000 people’s experiences between lives. It a good read and the website itself is one worth subscribing to.

https://www.collective-evolution.com/2018/08/22/7000-souls-recall-their-life-between-lives-during-regression-hypnosis-dolores-cannon/

One of the similarities noted is that most souls in the world today are in an early stage of development. That explains so much. I am always wondering why we the people don’t act in concert to change the priorities on this planet or why people are so clueless. And in the most sad of ways ways people are hypnotized to a narrative that they think is a result of their brilliant intellect, while all the while they are being manipulated through the very powerful tools of media, mass and social. We are glued to our devices.

We really have to break the trance we don’t realize we are in. And how does anybody become aware of being entranced, programmed.

There is a book that addresses this issue. I feel like I will have to reread  it when I return home. It’s called: Trances People Live by Steven Wolinsky.

Here is a description of the book. Read the book and get a good therapist. A therapist can help you discover the trances you are in and help change them.

“At last, the missing piece of the dysfunctional puzzle. It is not enough to understand or even relive our childhood traumas. Dr. Wolinsky shows us how we continue to recreate those traumas in our adult lives and how to stop creating them. Every uncomfortable emotional state, and many psychosomatic symptoms, are also states of trance. Trance is the “glue” that holds the problem in the present moment. Learning to identify the kind of trance state beneath a problem or symptom gives us the tool that finally dissolves the glue. This book offers a gold-mine of resources for those who suffer from dysfunctional patterns of behavior or for anyone who feels stuck in an undesirable emotional or addictive state. Learning to step out of the trance states that create our problems and symptoms is to learn to step into the present moment at last free of the baggage from our past.”

Five Questions That Left Me Thinking…

Westport Wa.  September 2016

I was reading a blog post recently and one third of the way through the post I encountered the following:

“One way to begin discovering what kind of unconscious ideals we’ve been constructing in our own lives is to ask ourselves introspective questions like the following:

1) What sort of workplace would my company be if every employee was just like myself?; 2) What sort of home life would there be if every wife/husband/child was just like myself?; 3) What sort of neighborhood would this be if every neighbor were just like myself?;
4) What sort of self-worth would individuals have if every person had my self-esteem?; or, 5) What sort of church or synagogue would my congregation be if every member were just like myself?

Questions like these aren’t meant to discourage us but instead to help us realize just how powerful unconscious ideals have been in shaping what we’ve become, both positively and negatively.”

I hope someday to be able to answer all these with an adamant yes. For now these sentences may best be an easy way to check my progress.

Acceptance & Curiosity: A New Paradigm?

“FEAR IS THE SICKNESS”

“Have we gotten it all wrong? When we can move beyond fear into curiosity, we find that illness is the body’s wisdom playing out in its own highly designed and incredibly personal way.”

i have long believed fear is the root of all our problems.  It’s a powerful tool for manifesting what we don’t want.

This is an interesting article with many informative links.    http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/fear-sickness

Childhood + Affection = Happier Adults

Are parents important in creating the state of mind of those children as adults? Absolutely!

“According to Child Trends – the leading nonprofit research organization in the United States focused on improving the lives and prospects of children, youth, and their families – science supports the idea that warmth and affection expressed by parents to their children results in life-long positive outcomes for those children.”

That is me in front of my snow fort. My childhood in Minnesota!

Here is a link to the article from the Gottman Institute