I am a gardener. I have been for most of my adult life.
Here is my garden as of July 17.
I am a gardener. I have been for most of my adult life.
I am a gardener. I have been for most of my adult life.
Here is my garden as of July 17.
A study “from the University of Turku, Finland, found that during hypnosis the brain shifted to a state where individual brain regions acted more independently of each other.…The finding shows that the brain may function quite differently during hypnosis when compared to a normal waking state. This is interesting because the extent to which hypnosis modifies neural processing has been hotly debated in the field.”
This is not news to hypnotists. It is just that disconnection that is the state that allows the hypnotist to “speak” to the subconscious mind. It is a state that we encourage in what is formally known as an induction, the moving from a conscious mind dominance, to a subconscious dominance, one that allows the conscious mind to “sleep”. The deep sleep state is mostly the same as a deep trance state. Brainwaves prove this definitively.
“In a normal waking state, different brain regions share information with each other, but during hypnosis this process is kind of fractured and the various brain regions are no longer similarly synchronised,” describes researcher Henry Railo from the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of Turku
I think the use of synchronised would be better replaced with dominant resonance. It is our vibration, our frequencies, that produce a dominant resonance indicated in the change from sleep to waking, from waking to sleep, and from waking to hypnotic. In deep sleep and in deep trance our conscious mind is at rest, a delta brainwave state, leaving our subconscious mind present. Much of the work that takes place in a trance occurs in a Theta brainwave state. This is one “level” higher than Delta. In either case there is access to the subconscious mind. The subconscious is a literal, powerful, and malleable mind. It is this mind where new forms of habitual thinking may be nurtured and brought into being.
It seems likely now that science will confirm what hypnotists and many others have long known — Mind is the builder and there are levels or varieties of mind.
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/
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.
This morning, Thursday May 11th, I read the following story in a book and it touched me. The book is Edgar Cayce on Angels by Robert J. Grant.
I found the book in a box in the closet as I was working toward my move in a few weeks. It was as if the Angels had placed this unread book there for me to find to assist me on my journey.
A powerful soul named Adolf Hitler seemed to have the entirety of the blessings of Satan himself at his disposal to attempt to carry out his malignant vision called “the final solution” of exterminating the Jews during World War II. The power to command hundreds of thousands of Nazis to commit murder was indeed a malevolent power from the realms of hell itself. Yet, there are stories from this tragedy which indicate that there is a divine light even in the darkest night. As a medical doctor working at the end of World War II to liberate the concentration camps. George Ritchie, author of Return To Tomorrow, found love amid the hatred. He found something which even the most malevolent of fallen angels could not touch.
Dr. Ritchie assisted the inmates of a concentration camp near Wuppertal, Poland, in receiving medical attention when Germany surrendered to the Allies in 1945. One such inmate helped Ritchie treat the starving prisoners from the camp. “Wild Bill,” as Ritchie called him, appeared to have recently arrived at the camp prior to Germany’s surrender. He seemed healthy, bright, optimistic, and in good spirits. Wild Bill always had time to help at least one more inmate at the long day’s end. His energy seemed boundless. He became a valuable resource for Ritchie and the rest of the medical team in helping the former prisoners find their families, in offering translations and doing paperwork. Dr. Ritchie was astounded when he learned that Wild Bill had been a concentration camp inmate since 1939! Ritchie wrote the following in his book, Return From Tomorrow:
“For six years he (Wild Bill) had lived on the same starvation diet, slept in the same airless and disease ridden barracks as everyone else, but without the least physical or mental deterioration. Perhaps even more amazing, every group in the camp looked on him as a friend… Only after I’d been at Wuppertal a number of weeks did I realize what a rarity this was in a compound where different nationalities of prisoners hated each other almost as much as they did the Germans.”
Ritchie believed that the secret to Wild Bill’s survival was love. In the face of great persecution and hatred from the Germans, Wild Bill learned love and forgiveness. According to Ritchie, Wild Bill had lived in the Jewish section of Warsaw with his wife, two daughters, and three little boys.
“When the Germans reached our street, he said, they lined everyone against a wall and opened up with machine guns. I begged to be allowed to die with my family, but because I spoke German they put me in a work camp… I had to decide right then… whether to let myself hate the soldiers who had done this. It was an easy decision, really. I was a lawyer. In my practice I had seen too often what hate could do to people’s minds and bodies. Hate had just killed the six people who mattered most to me in the world. I decided then that I would spend the rest of my life — whether it was a few days or many years — loving every person I came in contact with. Loving every person… this was the power that had kept a man well in the face of every privation.
Wild Bill made a choice to not hate those who had persecuted him. He realized that the very evil which killed his family thrived on hate. For Wild Bill to react in kind with the Germans would have created a pact of evil and continued the chain of hate. In his ability to love, Bill ascended from the darkness to the light and was freed. In doing so, he not only survived the Holocaust, but he miraculously retained his health. How? His choosing to love opened a channel or way through wh;icy the Divine could help him. In hatred, there is no channel of light, no divine intervention, no help available. There is only access to more evil influences which perpetuate and flourish in such emotions. Love breaks the chain of whatever power the angels of darkness have. Edgar Cayce once said in a reading that it was easy to love one’s friends; the real challenge is loving the enemy; the people who hurt, betray, or deceive us. The readings went so far as to say that until we can see the Christ in the most vile person, we have not yet begun to grow spiritually. This indeed is a challenge for all of us.
Found this Ted Talk. Its pretty good.
Synchronicity is a concept, first explained by psychoanalyst Carl Jung, which holds that events are “meaningful coincidences” if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related.
So, I’m catching the train in Seattle Wednesday night, its cold and dark, its the shortest day of the year. I am walking down the concrete walkway next to the train looking for my car and then finding my seat. I am ready to put my nose into a favorite old book and a woman sits down next to me. Her name is Regina. We exchange pleasantries and get into a wonderful conversation. The next thing you know I’m wishing her well at my stop in Olympia.
She was carrying a Steinbeck novel but had forgotten her glasses. I had forgotten my headphones and so we talked. She was much younger and a College level English teacher about to move to Portland and begin a teaching position. We have a delightful conversation. We have many shared perspectives and interests. She feels like someone I’ve always known, a connection.
The truth is, everything in our life is connected. From the past, to the present and future — every single coincidence or accident we stumble upon is connected, linked. No matter how small or big, it is all about synchronicity.
Every action you make creates an effect in the universe. You unconsciously connect your thoughts to others. Synchronicity is the law of oneness. We are all connected. There is no separation between you and anyone or anything. We are all connected.
There are no coincidences, no accidents. Every coincidence has meaning for us.
Whether you feel like you are having a perfect day, or a bad day, the universe is sending you a message. People and things happening in an exact moment is nothing but synchronicity and, fortunately, there is a way to accept it.
Do you know the saying “When the student is ready, the master appears”?
That is exactly how synchronicity is explained. Whenever you are synchronized with something you truly want, you are more likely to meet that thing, which is why similar people meet ‘accidentally’. The thing is, they are tuned in to the exact same frequency, and synchronicity does its best to match them. My life these days is moving in that direction and I couldn’t be more pleased.
We connected on so many levels and we reflected back to each other many wonderful things. I know so because it felt so good. And though I do not expect we will ever meet again, I am so grateful for such a deep conversation. The seats on Amtrak were assigned, and the universe placed us together for a trip down the tracks to Olympia. And I am grateful.
It is nearly Thanksgiving again. I have not added anything to this blog for months. And you know you know how that goes. A family member dies, a divorce happens, a job is lost, a big move happens, and the next thing you know your world is out of balance, a top wobbling. And, it is natural, natural to feel out of balance at times. Here is a partial table from Wikipedia with top ten experiences of stress statistically presented.
So, I have been affected for some time by some stressful situations. Its inevitable. And I know all experiences are an opportunity to gain wisdom, to express compassion, to be love.
Recently I read a scientific study that found that uncertainty is stressful, that it creates anxiety. They could have just asked most of us to know that is true. Given that uncertainty is prevalent in most historic times and places, it seems we have to take responsibility for our own interpretation of events. Shy of creating world peace, we don’t at present have much of a choice but to learn to respond peacefully to events we do not control.
I had lunch with a new friend. We met at a fundraiser and had the best time talking. We went to lunch last week and we both very much appreciate each other. Our overlap or common denominator is metaphysics. She gave me her October issue of Science of Mind magazine and in were these words beginning an article about Sainthood and Mother Teresa.
“Many years ago, a noted psychotherapist asked members of an audience, “If I squeeze an orange, what comes out of it?” After a few seconds someone shouted back an answer: “Orange juice!” The audience laughed. The psychotherapist smiled. “Yes,
he said. “Orange juice. Why? A few moments later another audience member answered, “Because that’s what’s inside the orange.”
“Yes,” said the psychotherapist “You don’t squeeze an orange and get apple juice. You squeeze an orange and you get orange juice because that’s what’s inside it. The juice is the orange’s essence.”
The psychotherapist then asked another question. “So what comes out of you when someone puts the squeeze on you? When someone is mean or disappoints you or slanders you? When you are in a crisis situation? When you see people suffering around you? What comes out of you.”
My new friend is ninety-six years old. She is writing a book about her life. I can’t wait to read it. She has quite a story to tell from what I have learned from her so far.
As a hypnotherapist I see the power of the mind so often. Recently my friend Jim alerted me to something published in the Huffington Post and it confirmed my suspicions about our current medical paradigm. It cites a study from the British Medical Journal and it says this:
The British Medical Journal recently undertook an general analysis of common medical treatments to determine which are supported by sufficient reliable evidence. They evaluated around 2,500 treatments, and the results were as follows:
“This left the largest category, 46 percent, as unknown in their effectiveness. In other words, when you take your sick child to the hospital or clinic, there is only a 36 percent chance that he will receive a treatment that has been scientifically demonstrated to be either beneficial or likely to be beneficial. This is remarkably similar to the results Dr. Brian Berman found in his analysis of completed Cochrane reviews of conventional medical practices. There, 38 percent of treatments were positive and 62 percent were negative or showed “no evidence of effect.”
A few years back someone I am close to saw seven doctors before getting a diagnosis that was correct. It reminds me of one of my favorite toys of childhood — the magic eight ball.
So what should we take away from this? I think the most important thing to know is how important it is that we discover what is healthy for each of us and what is not healthy. Yes the medical establishment embodied in a doctor has a place. They can do amazing things to repair certain things but they rely often on the same truth I do, that the mind of the patient must be engaged in the healing process.
My dear friend Elmer Cranton is one of the smartest doctors I have ever known. And he has known more than most of his peers and contemporaries about the misinformation masquerading as medical truth during his career. One of my favorite sayings of Elmer’s is to mostly “stay away from doctors, they’ll kill you”.
He is an amazing friend and I am so blessed he is part of my life. He pioneered chelation therapy in spite of the opposition of the medical establishment. During his last practicing years he also had two Hyperbaric Chambers helping patients to speedier recoveries. He also “knew” that the heart bypass industry was incorrect a long time ago and wrote a book “Bypassing Bypass”.
Here is what the British Medical Journal just said about bypass: “We all marvel at the technological advances in materials and techniques that allow doctors to perform quadruple bypass surgeries and angioplasties without marveling that recent studies indicate that coronary bypass surgery will extend life expectancy in only about three percent of cases. For angioplasty that figure sinks to zero percent. Those numbers might be close to what you could expect from a witch doctor, one difference being that witch doctors don’t submit bills in the tens of thousands of dollars.”
So, exercise, eat well, and stay peaceful and calm.
If you are reading this you are on the new website. I have been at this for a while. Keeping up with the world wide web ever changing specifications is a learning experience. As a web developer I do so know what I am saying.