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Good morning, AJIJIC!
Another beautiful day! One among the many! Glad to enjoy it with you.
Please pick up a Learning Aids handout and brochure. It will provide you with a guide for today’s talk.
I am grateful to the Lake Chapala Society, Open Circle, for this opportunity to share thoughts from 50 years in the practice of clinical and developmental psychology, Brainwave Optimization™, Meditation, and Prayer, with families and businesses around the world
I have practiced my profession while formally registered within a number of different countries and cultures: These include the United States (namely California and New Mexico), the Australian continent (especially New South Wales and Victoria), Southeast Asia (from Australia, with emphasis on Beijing, China and Fiji Island), and most recently South America (namely Cuenca, Ecuador). Now we are in Ajijic, Mexico.
As I reflected on these experiences within a varied client history, memories rushed forward, revealing ways that clients had been served in the evolution of their individual lives. A number of different themes could have become the topic for this presentation. I chose the theme of PERSPECTIVES. My hope is that you find yourself connecting with this theme in a way that best serves you.
If you wish to further investigate today’s theme, I offer you a free consultation of one hour. On this form, please give me your name, email address, and availability, and I will coordinate a time. (REPEAT)
During an earlier Open Circle meeting someone asked: How can we integrate Mental health with Body health? Let me illustrate today how you can do this using the new perspective offered this morning.
My earlier scientific training in engineering, clinical psychology and developmental psychology encouraged deep exploration into human complexity. From this, I assumed that some complete explanatory system had already been developed to reflect human energy depth and inter-relatedness. So, in the early 1970’s I undertook a search to find such a system, reviewing everything available.
Many systems claimed to do this. But, they did not! Either they were too simplistic, too general, or just incomplete. I could not find an existing system that satisfied my requirements, even in psychology.
Of all the approaches reviewed, professional astrology (with its cycles within cycles) came closest. So, a valued astrological colleague and I ventured into the creation of astrological-psychological test measures. I hoped we could design them to reveal human intricacy in a simple, systematic, direct, and practical way. A measure useful to any professional.
Over the next few years, the venture resulted in an enormous volume of test materials that were inclusive and highly informative, but far too cumbersome for anyone to use as a simple, straight-forward, efficient, objective measure. The venture was an invaluable broadening experience, exposing me to new possibilities that I would not have considered otherwise. But increased complexity was the opposite of what I was looking for.
I finally realized that to continue the hunt for a detailed system means I could, in the end, miss the proverbial forest while focused on the trees. I am grateful to have been saved from such a fate by Meditation, which turned me completely around!
Knowledge gained from my scientific training and the venture into professional astrology, continued to be respected. But it became clear that a scientific reductionist analysis of human complexity did not offer what I was looking for. So, I pulled back from an immersion into human minutiae.
To retain much of what I had learned, the contents were published in an Amazon book entitled Too Much Too Little Just Right, now in its second edition. This book is especially helpful for people who respond to daily issues in extreme ways. There are 60 daily applications to help you find a middle way of balanced living on planet Earth. See today’s handout.
(PAUSE) In April 2002, during formal meditations, which I had performed somewhat regularly over 30 years, my focus was drawn away from the minutia of earlier scientific training. I was reoriented toward a much larger picture, the Creation. My perspective shifted 180 degrees toward a multidimensional, even infinite Creation, where form is derived from real creative power; the manifestation of anything and everything from nothing, a viewpoint largely lost on science. A new intent turned me toward “unity with the Divine.”
Almost 20 years later, profound meditations continue to astound me. I now know that everyone can have conscious access to magnificent transforming power by unifying with the Source, introduced to me as LIFE Itself, as God who speaks with multiple voices, and as Creator of All, (whom I later simply renamed LIFE).
I soon learned that achieving conscious unity with LIFE required two actions on my part: (1) a willingness to open my heart to unlimited possibilities (those I want, as well as those I don’t want), and (2) a willingness to form from these possibilities, the probabilities and solutions that are in the very highest and best interests of all concerned, including myself!
This combination of actions was explained as a new kind of love, appropriate for the energy transformation of Planet Earth in progress, involving every person and every living thing, where personal preparation results in the reward of Ascension (that is, continuing complete health in every way)!
From thousands of documented meditative experiences over intervening years, I summarized and detailed personal principles of living into two recent Amazon books: The Ascension Perspective, and Karma Transformed. See your handout.
(PAUSE) Personal, life-changing, meditative experiences continue for me since LIFE mentored my move away from an intricately-detailed understanding of human nature toward a broad universal perspective, that I share with you today.
I have become increasingly alert to the grand difference between logically-derived, detailed knowledge and inspirationally-derived, global knowledge. I now cherish inspiration as my new method of choice!
I have been inspired to see how the human being exhibits an amazing energy integrity, a wholeness, where transformation (not adaptation) of any one aspect affects everything else, which I came to know as the Energy Body (or AURA) effect. (REPEAT)
Let’s see how a simpler, universal perspective better explains the complexity of human beings. I challenge you to think with me in terms of energy wholeness at this time of major planetary transformation. First, let’s define terms.
A person taken as a whole I call a Self. (Consider the terms mySelf, yourSelf, and ourSelves). Within the Self are four beautifully-integrated aspects consisting of Soul energy, Brain energy, Mind energy, all contributing to Body energy. See your handout.
Alive within the Self, there is a completely aware, already-whole, being that I call Soul energy, our core being. It is our primary power source, composed of two unified aspects: Pure SOURCE Creative energy, LIFE Itself, our reason for existing. This is combined with individualized TEMPERAMENT energy, our distinct identity and will, with earlier conditioning brought forward from lives past.
Note that Soul energy, a real part of your core being, is already whole! This uncompromised, whole being within you knows Truth, knows what to do at all times, and can guide you through the maze of life. Let Soul become your guide!
Energy wholeness of Soul energy is the basis for natural and total healing of Body. Consequently, the successful transfer of pure Soul energy to physical Body, for its maintenance and healing, is essential! (REPEAT)
Self’s wellbeing is dependent on the transfer of Soul energy, and the cellular state of physical Body. Also consider that physical Body has been designed to heal itself, to be completely self-replenishing! In fact, consider that there may be no planned obsolescence! Can you believe that?
Now consider how each of us has a very long history of individual choices made with insufficient knowledge, coupled with limited perspective. We have relied on these partial truths, repeatedly reinforced and multiplied over vast periods of time. We use them as our best source of information. (REPEAT)
Over time, accumulated partial truths create well-established pseudo-truths. These act as filters to our energy supply. The filters within both Brain and Mind downgrade the essential transfer of Soul energy to physical Body. This creates physiological dis-ease over time! (REPEAT)
The Biblical scripture “…and the truth shall set you free”, takes on new meaning here, and is especially pertinent at this time of history. Truth cannot broach an anxious or closed energy field, because there is little receptivity available. Willingness is required. All we have to do is change our ways through awareness and choice, rather than by demand!
Even though physical Body is smart, it can only flourish with our help. When transfer of essential Soul maintenance energy to Body is short-circuited by Brain and Mind filters, Body energy field suffers and Body functions deteriorate. In support of Body health and general wellbeing, elimination of Brain and Mind filters becomes essential!
Now, the interplay of energies between Soul, Brain, Mind and Body is too intricate and too complex for anyone to micro-manage. Whenever healing is required, we are to simply ask for wholeness of Self. Energy-wholeness of Self is the recommended healing focus.
We are in charge of our life energy and how we use it. When we hold the conviction that energy-wholeness is our true state of being, this directly reduces our vulnerability, protecting us from dis-ease. Adopt energy-wholeness as your true state of being! Since we need to energize our health, not our sickness, meditate on Body integrity, on being whole.
(PAUSE) Now back to the Soul, which is perfectly suited to answer the question, “How is the music of my life to be played?” What if Soul, the aware already-whole being within Self, is the intended primary conductor of a great orchestra within you?
Within Brain, Mind and Body, a multitude of intelligent, skillful energy specialists make up the functioning structures and systems. Fortunately, there is a proclivity toward health within everyone, to which the intelligence of every cell of our body subscribes.
Every subsystem artist is a master of technique. But if left to themselves, each would interpret the music differently. Without Soul, the orchestral conductor focused by a clear primary intention, the music becomes a cacophony of sounds, lots of noise. (REPEAT)
Brain, Mind, and Body need a conductor of daily life music in the way it was intended to sound. Conductor Soul knows the finest primary intention for Self, which creates our musical score. With the score defined, conductor Soul knows best HOW the music of life is to be performed. Call on Soul to define your primary intention. The intent empowers our perspective, while our perspective creates the story. (REPEAT)
For me, the ultimate Soul intention is unity with LIFE. Clarity of intent for your Soul comes through the quality and strength of your connection with LIFE in meditation and prayer. Clarity of Soul’s intent makes the music harmonious, and beautifully recognizable.
Reflect for a moment on “What is the chief intent of my Soul?” Ask for clarity.
(PAUSE) You will find food for Soul within two recent books, The Ascension Perspective and Karma Transformed. Besides explaining important perspectives, they offer principles of living, and guidelines for meditation and prayer, all to improve the quality of the Self’s regular conscious connection with its Source, LIFE. See handout.
(PAUSE) Now, let’s explore Brain, which is responsible for the effective functioning and maintenance of Body systems.
Brain is a magnificent creation, more complex than anything we know, with more connections than the Milky Way has stars: literally HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS of NEURONS and HUNDREDS OF TRILLIONS OF CONNECTIONS!!
Brain functions with chemicals produced by it. When the chemicals appear and mix, electrical currents are created, measured in frequencies from 0 to 60 cycles per second (or Hertz). Electrical signals within Brain race around at more than A TRILLION PER SECOND!!
Brain serves as transducer of consciousness for all realms of Mind. (A transducer is a device that converts energy from one form to another.) Multidimensional Brain converts Soul’s contribution of multidimensional energy into consciousness for Mind!
Brainwave Optimization (BWO), a non-invasive therapy for transforming Brain’s disturbed patterns, was created about 20 years ago. With BWO all of Brain’s frequencies can be monitored (in real time), their balance, harmony, and rhythm can be directly influenced, and at the same time Brain can be assisted to profoundly relax.
With profound relaxation, Brain heals itself by changing its own patterns of behavior! BWO produces the quieting, Brain does the work of creating new neural pathways to replace old habits!
BWO is a non-invasive process using a few passive electrodes. The computer transforms electrical activity emanating from the Brain into sound, that is played back to the client in REAL TIME. When Brain hears sounds that it is producing, it relaxes profoundly, as if to say “I am already doing that, so I can relax.” As it relaxes, new connections occur, making way for new patterns to replace old “stuck” problem patterns. Goodbye PTSD of any kind!
With BWO we can go back to the time of conception (!) and affect malformed functioning patterns that at the time resulted within the developing fetal Brain, patterns of Brain malfunction a person does not know are there. Perhaps your mother even apologized for unfriendly circumstances that were not helpful to the prenatal development of your Brain. But nothing could be done. Now we can!
Brain patterns become automatic, our habits, within the unconscious, when they are reinforced;. With BWO, Brain heals the unwanted, automatic, unconscious, formerly-inaccessible low-frequency patterns that store a person’s life experiences. Emotion surrounding a memory is dissolved, preserving the memory. This portrays just how capable Brain is to transform anything it chooses, given the right support.
(PAUSE) There is one other major source of influence over Brain’s functioning patterns. Mind’s state of health determines our quality of Brain function, as well as physical Body health! When your Mind is evolving, Brain and Body are evolving. (REPEAT)
Brain faithfully responds to the utterances of Mind, impacting all of the systems of the Body. It does so through the Autonomic Nervous System, which among its many other supportive functions, interprets the presence and quality of threats that Mind perceives.
Threats fall into two major categories. First, are imminent threats (or threats limited to a point in time). Imminent threats are evidenced as anxiety (registered in right brain hemisphere functions as fight or flight responses).
Second are on-going threats that continue over time, months, even years. On-going threats are evidenced as depression (often characterized as overwhelm, withdrawal, or playing dead, registered in left brain hemisphere functions as freeze responses).
Note how anxiety and depression can exist simultaneously.
Through the gift of memory, Brain records and stores the history we live. Brain makes special note of persisting anger, anxiety, and depression conditions that can become translated into automatic patterns of response. Brain also makes special note of enduring good-will, joy, and security conditions that can become translated into automatic patterns of response. You choose what you want to be automatic!
During meditation you can reset your Brain and Body to be stronger than any disease. Flood your being with Soul energy. Encourage communication between all parts of Brain, reconstructing neural pathways for complete health. Focus on whole Brain function, its balance, harmony, and rhythm, toward unity and cooperation, providing a healing atmosphere for Body. The brain knows what to do.
(PAUSE) There is much more to be said about Brain. For now, let’s go on to describe Mind as the psychological matrix of Self. Mind includes our intent, perspectives, attitudes, beliefs, values, behavior style…Mind makes both concrete and abstract choices, interpreting everyday life as it happens, while reflecting on it as it passes.
Mind derives inspiration from one of two sources: the local flow of everyday life, such as reported by news agencies; OR the timeless flow of multidimensional, universal life such as experienced in meditation and prayer. Only the second flow, the timeless flow, is nourishing to Self!
Mind frequently draws conclusions quickly without sufficient information. And Mind relies on the conclusions it has already drawn as being the best information it has. Mind can and does reinforce any view whether the information supporting it is true or not! A source of filters!
Mind’s perspective on life becomes skewed by these filters of limited, false views it maintains. Perspective is easily formed with incomplete views that then filter healing energy transfers. Choosing to open to all possibilities reduces perspective filters!
“All possibilities” includes all of those we want as well as all of those we don’t want…excluding nothing. To recognize that a possibility exists is not the same as aligning with it or encouraging it. (REPEAT)
The quality of our choices and their outcomes depend on the range of possibilities we entertain. Choice is a gift given to Mind. Our choices reflect intent and attitude. Being open to unlimited possibilities, maximizes the quality of our choices, and influences the probabilities that flow from them. (REPEAT)
Opening and expanding our entire energy field toward all possibilities is not common nor easy. For those who aspire to be in unity with Source energy, LIFE, there are three challenging questions to ask that help us open to all possibilities.
Challenge One: What do I know?
I must come to know, that no matter the effect, nothing will occur that is outside my best interests. (REPEAT)
Challenge Two: What do I want?
I must want anything to occur that is in my best interests, no matter the consequences. (REPEAT)
Challenge Three: What is my Soul’s intent?
The intent of my Soul focuses the probabilities that flow from possibilities I include. LIFE can and will influence probabilities in favor of all concerned. (REPEAT)
Mind’s perspective determines the emphasis taken by Brain toward Body. Fear and self-doubt narrow the Mind, restricting openness to possibilities, sabotaging quality Mind function, and weakening Soul’s whole energy contribution to Body health.
Brain malfunction is largely a product of a distorted Mind energy field. Transformation of Mind ensures a wholeness future for Brain and Body. Whether Brain spends time adjusting and balancing itself depends on the energy-wholeness intent of Mind’s focus. Mind’s intent and perspective about energy-wholeness is a strong indicator of Brain health. REPEAT
Brain constantly listens to Mind for direction, and adapts immediately. Brain directs Body in response to information Mind supplies. Brain believes that Mind is its best source of information about the momentary psychological welfare of the person.
In contrast, quality Mind function relies on Brain for quality of consciousness that it provides. Mind pays little attention to Brain unless some injury or dis-ease draws attention to Body and its welfare. Mind assumes that Brain is smart enough to know what it is doing, and seems to ignore Brain.
In summary, our Body health depends heavily on Mind’s perspective! When a dis-ease process appears in the Body, a focus on healing Mind becomes the priority, even more important than a focus on healing Body! Because Brain and Body follow the evolution of Mind, high quality Mind function can heal the Brain and Body. (REPEAT)
(PAUSE) Fortunately, both Brain and Mind have the remarkable capacity to change themselves, given the right relaxation conditions. Non-invasive techniques like BWO help Brain relax and change itself, moving Body toward wholeness. The same is true for Mind and the tendency toward limiting filters and automatic ways of thinking about life. Powerful psychological techniques can quickly and permanently shift a person’s perspective, transforming and renewing Mind patterns. Both Brain and Mind can become unstuck from repeating past patterns, and can make better use of wholesome, less-filtered Soul energy. Body can then become whole.
One of the graces of life is that when we transform our pseudo-truth energy filters, Brain and Mind as well as Body, have the capacity to heal themselves. We can believe this to be possible when we operate with an energy-wholeness perspective. (REPEAT)
(PAUSE) As I mentioned earlier, I have come to understand that LIFE is currently transforming the energy state of Planet Earth, changing conditions that exist. Planet life yields to universal Creator LIFE. This will make Planetary Transformation and Ascension (or unlimited total Self health) possible on Earth. This transformation will affect all living things, especially the consciousness of humankind. Have hope!
As it was explained, this planet-wide transformation process has been ordained, and will occur no matter what happens. Do you know what it means to have a process ordained by the Creator of all? Good chance it will happen!
(PAUSE) In closing, hopefully, you have found this topic of Perspectives to be useful and meaningful in your understanding of the energy basis for our splendid human complexity. Perhaps your understanding has expanded sufficiently to answer the question of how to integrate Mind health with physical Body health, using the topic of Perspectives.
I pray that the condensed view of ourSelves offered here (Soul, Brain, Mind, Body) becomes a useful and meaningful tool as you navigate your individual evolution in Ajijic. Thank you for your interest. Are there any questions?