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 in the back. It will provide you with a guide for today’s talk.
I thank Open Circle for the opportunity to share thoughts from 50 years in the practice of clinical and developmental psychology, Brainwave Optimization™, Meditation, and Prayer, mainly with individuals, families, and Southeast Asian businesses.
I practiced my profession, 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 my experiences within this varied client history, memories came rushing forward, revealing ways that clients had been served in the evolution of their individual psychological lives. A number of different themes could have become the topic for this presentation.
From this review, I chose the theme of PERSPECTIVES, one of many themes that have served clients in their search for an improved life. Find yourself connecting with this theme in ways that can serve you.
After today’s presentation, if you wish to further investigate today’s theme, I offer you a free consultation of one hour. Please give me your name, email address, and availability, and I will coordinate a time. (REPEAT)
I remember an earlier Open Circle meeting, where someone asked the question: How can we integrate Mental health with Body health? Let me illustrate how you can do thistoday.
Early in my psychology practice (the 1970’s), I recognized that human beings display an amazing energy integrity. This means that changing any one aspect will affect everything else, an Energy Body effect.
My earlier scientific training in clinical and developmental psychology encouraged a deep exploration into human complexity. I naively assumed that some complete explanatory system had already been developed toreflect human energy depth and inter-relatedness. I undertook a search to find it, and reviewed everything available.
Many systems claimed to do this. But, they did not! Either they were too simplistic, too general, or just incomplete. Evenin psychology, I could not find an existing system that satisfied my requirements.
Of all the approaches I reviewed, the system of professional astrology, with its cycles within cycles, came closest. In the following years, with a valued professional colleague, I ventured into the creation of a combination of astrological-psychological test measures. I hoped it could reveal human intricacy in some direct, simplifying, and practical way. The venture resulted in an enormous volume of test materials that were highly informative, but far too cumbersome for anyone to use as a concise, straight-forward, objective measure. It was a valuable broadening experience, exposing me to new possibilities that I would not have otherwise considered. But, complexity increased, the opposite of what was desired.
To continue this hunt, I could, in the end, miss the forest while being intensely focused on the branches of the trees. I am grateful to have been saved from that fate by Meditation which turned me completely around.
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, reorienting me toward a much larger picture; the Creation. My perspective shifted 180 degrees toward amultidimensional even infinite Creation, where form is derived from real creative power, the manifestation of everything and anything from nothing: a viewpoint largely lost on Science.
Now, even 20 years later, profound meditations continue to astound me. I learned that each of us can have access to magnificent Creative Power by unifying with our Source, Who was introduced to me as LIFE Itself, as God who speaks with multiple voices, and as Creator of All, (which I later termed LIFE for simplicity).
I learned that achieving conscious unity with my Source involved two actions:(1) a willingness to open to all 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.”This combination of actions was explained as a new kind of love, appropriate for an imminent Planetary Transformation and its reward, Ascension. Personal principles of living taken from these meditative experiences, are detailed and summarized in two recent Amazon books: The Ascension Perspective, and Karma Transformed.
I continued to respect what I had learned from scientific training, as well as my venture into professional astrology. It was clear now that a scientific reductionist analysis of human complexity did not offer what I was looking for. I pulled back from an immersion into the minute details.
To retain some of what I had learned from this immersion, an Amazon book was published, titled Too Much Too Little Just Right, now in its second edition. The book takes complex human design and applies it to practical daily functioning. For those who respond to daily issues in an extreme way, sixty practical applications help the reader find a middle way of balanced living on planet Earth.
Personal, life-changing, meditative experiences continue for me to this day. LIFE mentored my move away from an intricately-detailed understanding of human nature toward a succinct perspective, which I share with you today.
I have become increasingly alert to the grand difference between logically-derived, detailed knowledge and inspirationally-derived, globa lknowledge. I now cherish inspiration as my new method of choice!
Considering human energy integrity that I mentioned earlier, I challenge you to think with me as we discuss how a simpler, broader, more inclusive focus helps explain the complexity of human beings. First, let’s define terms.
I suggest that a person taken as a whole be called a Self.(Consider the terms myself, yourSelf, and ourSelves).I suggest there are four beautifully-integrated aspects to the Selfconsisting of Soulenergy, Brainenergy, Mindenergy, all contributing to Bodyenergy. See today’s handout.
There is an aware, already-wholebeing alive inside yourSelf, which I call Soulenergy, our core being. It is our primary power source, composed of two united aspects: First, whole, pure SOURCE Creative energy of LIFE Itself, which is our reason for existing. This is combined with already-whole, individualized TEMPERAMENT energy, our distinct identity and will.
Notice that your Soulenergy, your core being, a real part of you, is already whole! This uncompromised, whole being within you knows Truth, and knows what to do at all times, guiding you through the maze of life. Let it become your guide.
Successful transfer of pure Soul energy to the Body for its maintenance and healing, is essential! This is because energy wholeness of the Soul is the basis for natural and total healing of the Body. Our entire wellbeing is dependent on the cellular state of our physical Body. Consider that your Body has been designed to heal itself, to be self-replenishing! In fact, consider that there may be no planned obsolescence! Can you believe it?
In addition, consider that each of us has a long history of individual choices we made with insufficient knowledge coupled with limited perspective. These retained partial truths have been repeatedly reinforced and multiplied over vast periods of time. We rely on these partial truths, and use them as our best source of information.(REPEAT)
Unfortunately, accumulated partial truths over time create well-established filters influencing both Brain and Mind. Non-truths,which we believe, create filters. (REPEAT)
Brain and Mindfilters downgrade the transfer of Soulmaintenance energy being transferred to the Body, creating physiological dis-ease over time! This means that healing of filters within our Brain and our Mind must become a primary requirement for cellular health of the Body!
Even though the Body is smart, it can only flourish with our help. When transfer of essential Soul maintenance energy is short-circuited by Brain and Mind filters, the Body energy field suffers and Body functions deteriorate. For Body health and general wellbeing, elimination of Brain and Mind filters becomes primary!
In meditation, I was advised to ask for wholeness of the Self whenever any healing is required. The interplay of energies between Soul, Brain, Mind and Body is too intricate and too complex for anyone to try to manage. Wholeness of the Self is the more effective focus.
Did you know that you are in charge of your life energy and how you 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. Since we need to energize our health, not our sickness, meditate on Body integrity, on being whole. Adopt wholeness as your true state of being!
(Pause) Now back to the Soul. Our Soul is destined to answer the question, “How is the music of my life to be played?” This question suggests that the Soul, with its Source Energy and its Individualized Temperament Energy, is the intended primary conductor of a great orchestra within you. (REPEAT)
Within the Self, you have a multitude of intelligent, skillful energy artists available to respond to your Soul’s lead. These intelligent energy specialists make up the whole of the intelligent functioning structure of your Brain, Mind and Body.
Every energy specialist available to your Soul within the Brain, Mind and Body is a master of technique. But they need leadership! If left to themselves, each would interpret the Soul’s music differently. Consequently, without our Soul conductor having a clear intent, the music becomes a cacophony of sounds, lots of noise. (REPEAT)
The Brain, Mind, and Body need leadership to conduct the music of daily life in the way it was intended to sound. Only the conductor Soul knows the finest primary intention for the Self. So, only the conductor Soul knows HOW the music of our life is to be performed.
Unity with LIFE is the ultimate intention. Clarity of your intent for the Soul comes through the Self’s quality and strength of connection with LIFE in meditation and prayer.
A clear intent for the Soul makes the music harmonious, and recognizable. Remember that our intent empowers our perspective, and our perspective creates the story. Reflect for a moment on “What is the chief intent of your Soul?”
You will find food for the 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 connection with its Source, LIFE.
(Pause) Now, let’s explore the Brain, which is largely responsible for the maintenance and effective functioning of the Body and its systems. Just as important, however, Brain serves as a transducer of consciousness to the Mind (for both form and subtle realms).A transducer is a device that converts energy from one form to another. In this case, Brain converts Soul’s Energy into human consciousness!
The 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!!
The 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 the Brain race around at more than A TRILLION PER SECOND!!
Some 15 years ago, Brainwave Optimization (BWO) was created, which gave us a non-invasive method of transforming Brain’s disturbed patterns. With BWO we can monitor (in real time) all of Brain’s frequencies, and directly influence its balance, harmony, and rhythms by assisting it to profoundly relax.
Given the condition of profound relaxation that we can now produce, the Brain heals itself by overcoming its old patterns of behavior! We produce the quieting and the Brain does the work of creating new neural pathways to replace old habits.
Simply put, BWO is a non-invasive process using a few passive electrodes. A computer transforms the electrical activity emanating from the Brain into sound, that is played back to the client in REAL TIME. When Brain hears the sounds it is producing, it relaxes profoundly. It is as if Brain says “I am already doing that, so I can relax.” When it relaxes, new connections can occur, making way for new patterns to replace old “stuck” problem patterns. Goodbye PTSD of any kind!
Just think, we can even go back in time to the very instance of conception (!) and affect malformed functioning patterns that resulted within the developing fetal Brain. We can transform mal adaptation from this previously inaccessible prenatal period of development! We can affect patterns of Brain malfunction that a person did not know were there. Perhaps your mother told you about, or even apologized for, unfriendly circumstances that were not helpful to the prenatal development of your Brain. But nothing could be done. Now we can.
Unfortunately, when maladaptive patterns are reinforced, they become automatic within the unconscious portion of Brain function: habits. With BWO, Brain can heal unwanted, automatic, unconscious, formerly-inaccessible low frequency patterns that store a person’s life experiences. The emotion surrounding the memory is dissolved. This portrays just how capable the Brain is to change anything it chooses to change, given the right support.
Alternatively, there is another major source of influence over the Brain’s functioning patterns. An individual’s state of Mind health determines the quality of Brain function as well as Body health! If your Mind is evolving, Brain and Body are also evolving. (REPEAT)
Change stops for no one, in the same manner that time stops for no one. The direction that Self transformation takes is either toward Life (biological improvement or Ascension), or toward Death (biological deterioration or Descent). This is the great polarity of living on Earth. Our intentions are critical in turning a trend around for yourselves.
The 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 and practical functions, interprets the presence and quality of threats that the Mind perceives.
Threats fall into two major categories. First, are imminent threats (or threats limited to a point in time). We evidence imminent threats as anxiety (registered in right brain hemisphere functions as fight or flight responses).
Second are on-going threats (or threats that continue over time, months or even years). We evidence on-going threats usually as depression(often characterized as overwhelm, withdrawal, or playing dead, registered in left brain hemisphere functions as freeze responses).
Through the gift of memory, Brain records and stores the history we live. It 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 be translated into automatic patterns of response. Our choice!
To reset your system to be stronger than any disease that comes along, focus on whole brain function, its balance, harmony, and rhythm during meditation. Ensuring that communication between all parts of your Brain occurs, a new integrity, can provide a healing atmosphere for your Body. Integrate all of your Brain’s capacities toward unity and cooperation. Flood your being with Source energy and reconstruct your neural pathways for complete health. The brain knows what to do.
(Pause) There is much more to be said about the Brain, but now let’s go on to describe Mind as the psychological matrix of the Self. The Mind grid include sour perspective, intent, attitudes, beliefs, values, behavior style…Mind makes both concrete and abstract choices, interpreting everyday life as it happens, and 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, for example; 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 the Self.
Mind often draws its conclusions without sufficient information, operating accordingly even though partial. Mind relies on the conclusions it has already drawn as being the best information it has. It can reinforce that view whether the information supporting it is true or not. Our perspective on life is skewed by the filtered or limited views we maintain. Perspective becomes formed into a mixture of complete and incomplete views that filter what we hold to be Truth.
On Planet Earth, choice is a gift, which reflects our intent and attitudes. The quality of our choices and their outcomes depend on the range of possibilities we entertain. For the value of human choice to be maximized, we need to refresh our perspectives with an approach to life that is open to all (unlimited) possibilities.
“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 that possibility.(REPEAT)
Limited vision creates filters and leads to inferior choices, encouraging extremes, and distorting the potential available. Choosing to consider “all possibilities” expands perspective.
However, opening and expanding your entire energy field toward all possibilities is not common or easy. For those who aspire to be in unity with Source energy, there are three challenges that can help us open to all possibilities and influence the probabilities that flow from them.
What do you know?
First, we must come to know, that no matter what the effect, nothing will occur that is not in our best interests. (REPEAT)
What do you want?
Second, we must want anything to occur that is in our best interests, no matter the consequences. (REPEAT)
What is your Soul’s intent?
Third, the intent of our Soul influences, even focuses, the probabilities which flow from the possibilities we include. (REPEAT)
(Pause) Let’s return to the Mind which relies on the Brain for the quality of consciousness that it provides. The better Brain functions, the better the quality of consciousness supplied to Mind, and the better Mind functions. High quality Mind function depends heavily on high quality Brain function. At the same time, high quality Mind function can ultimately heal the Brain and the Body!
If the Brain malfunctions due to a history of trauma (which leaves the imprint of ongoing anger, anxiety, or depression on the frequencies), then the quality of consciousness supplied to Mind will be out of balance, out of harmony, and/or out of rhythm.
This means that Mind will also function in a distorted fashion. Our penitentiaries are filled with malfunctioning Brains and Minds, both of which can change! Research by Brain State Technologies at Nevada State Penitentiary shows how inmates’ brain function, attitudes, and behavior, can improve, a measured 50% improvement over a period of 3 months, given the conditions that BWO provided.
(Pause) So, Brain constantly listens to Mind for direction, and adapts immediately. In response to information that the Mind supplies, the Brain directs the Body to respond accordingly. Brain believes that what Mind says is its best source of information about the momentary psychological welfare of the person. Our bodily health depends on Mind’s perspective. When a dis-ease process appears in the Body, a focus on healing the Mind is more important than a focus on healing the Body! (REPEAT)
Whether our Brain spends its time adjusting and balancing depends on the intent of Mind’s focus. The perspective held by our Mind determines the emphasis of the Brain. This is why we are told that dis-ease is the product of our distorted energy field, strongly dependent on Mind’s intent and perspective.
Transformation of Mind ensures a wholeness future for Body. But, for a person who sees life through the lens of apprehension, Brain comes to function with a continuing level of stressful responses that soon become built-in or automatic. We describe this functional pattern as the Brain becoming “stuck in that mode.”
By contrast, Mind pays little attention to Brain, unless some injury or dis-ease dictates that attention be given to the Body and its welfare. Mind assumes that the Brain is intelligent enough to know what it is doing.
Brain has the remarkable capacity to change itself, given the right relaxation conditions. Non-invasive techniques like BWO are available that help Brain change itself, moving the Body toward wholeness.
The same is true for Mind and its tendency toward automatic ways of thinking about life. Powerful psychological measures and techniques can quickly and permanently shift a person’s perspective, transforming old Mind patterns.
Both Brain and Mind can become unstuck from repeating past patterns, and make better use of wholesome, less-filtered Soul energy. Body can then become whole. One of the graces of life is that both Brain as well as Mind have the capacity to heal themselves given the proper conditions. (REPEAT)
(Pause) In closing, I hope that you will each find the Perspectives offered today to be meaningful in your understanding of the energy basis for our splendid complexity. And hopefully, I have contributed to your understanding of how to integrate mental health with Body health, using the topic of Perspectives.
I pray that this condensed view of ourselves (Soul, Brain, Mind, Body) becomes a useful and meaningful tool, for you as you navigate daily life in Ajijic. Thank You.