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Tim Gega March 18, 2014 at 09:39 am
[the survivors] had to say, so to hear so much come up regarding psycho-emotional-spiritual stuffRead More was very surprising to me. What it tells me is that the mind/brain is running the whole show.”] This was my same result that I had come up with in my own 37 year Research after writing “The First Dictionary of Emotions in 1980.” (Finally) in 1997 my research (on the mind/heart/spirit connection was corroborated by the publication of “Emotional Intelligence” by Dr. Daniel Goleman, (Neuroscience). Most people consider me a crackpot when I tell them that the healing begins within their own hearts and minds. It’s a Concept that they adamantly refuse to accept even if or when it could heal them. Back in 1997 this “Medicine” was far-far ahead of its time. Today, it is still just as strange and foreign to many people (still stuck in the old/archaic Freudian over-analysis causes paralysis model). Good luck Dr. Turner. You go knock ‘em dead with your facts. We need more people/ Healers just like you (today) more than ever before.
Eric Nelson March 18, 2014 at 09:41 am
Thanks, Tim. I'll be sure to pass along your comment to Dr. Turner.
Tim Gega March 18, 2014 at 10:57 am
Thank you Eric for finding and sharing these great stories about Self-Healing. Back in the mid-1990sRead More I had adapted this old cliché based on my own experiences at the time: “I have to drag these people kicking and screaming into the 20th Century with this new (Emotional Awareness) information”. Now, I have to say: “That we (still) have to drag these people kicking and screaming into this decade and a half of this new 21st Century, (away from the antiquated 1900s Victorian Era beliefs). In the words (jokingly) of Yogi Berra, “99% of the problem is half mental.” And so it is.
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Tom Joynt March 4, 2014 at 07:11 am
“Forgiveness is the name of love practiced among people who love poorly. The hard truth isRead More that all people love poorly. We need to forgive and be forgiven every day, every hour increasingly. That is the great work of love among the fellowship of the weak that is the human family.” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen
Eric Nelson March 4, 2014 at 04:29 pm
Well said Tim and Tom!
Laura R March 5, 2014 at 11:01 am
Unfortunately, Fred Luskin may not be the person one might hope. We went to see him speak and wereRead More curious about his many platitudes and contradictory remarks. After the talk, he smugly refused to speak with anyone who was not buying his book. Gratitude and forgiveness are, of course, very important in life, but perhaps the real Fred Luskin does not quite practice what he preaches.
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Julia Angel February 18, 2014 at 01:09 pm
Hi Eric, I purge my spiritual energy to the geomagnetic field of our universe. (I am a UniversalRead More Healer). I really do not care about these old dead people. Why don't you read my blog: www.firsthealer.com
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Tim Gega January 31, 2014 at 10:12 am
Baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical. Yogi Berra This Wisdom is far greaterRead More than most people know. Neuroscience has been at the forefront of this (type) of thinking since the early 1990s. Einstein also said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” "Whatever the mind can conceive it can achieve." ~ W. Clement Stone (1902-2002) Both Gratitude AND Forgiveness were also the “Cures of the day” offered by Christ and Mary Magdalene. The problem is: It’s too easy and simple for many people to grasp this concept of the Mind. Their “ignorance” forbids them to learn the valuable lessons of self-help and self-health. (Father forgive them for they know not what they do). “If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” ~Yogi Berra There is today confusion between being a “Spiritual Person” or being a “Spiritualist” which many religious people confuse these two. The “Spiritualist” looks outside of the Bible for Wisdom and Science with an open mind and heart, whereas a “Spiritual” person half-reads their Bible, and frequently misquotes what they read. This un-authenticity creates a separation of Humanity, as well as their own separation between Truth and delusion, thereby causing dis-ease or psychosomatic illnesses. “The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” - Albert Einstein
Tim Gega January 28, 2014 at 06:26 am
I agree with this article completely. The waves appear closer because they are closer now than inRead More any age since Constantine and Rome wrote that book. This New Age of Aquarius is asking us all to check our own minds and motives at the door, YOUR own door. It takes work to be a “real” Spiritualist. Self-Examination can be and is fun. Finding out about oneself, their minds, memories, and vital organ functions, or Intuition is a creative process. There is no set speed here, but the only requirements are: 1) Learn from every mistake, (don’t keep repeating them); 2) Never Stop learning something new about your own body, mind, spirit, for that is how one exercises the mind and memory. 3) Forgive Instantly; 4) Adopt the attitude of Gratitude. These are the simple rules of Do it YOURSELF Psychology. Now, WE are all independent angels. We choose to build our own wings and fly, or remain uneducated, unhappy, unhealthy and unfulfilled.
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Tim Gega December 24, 2013 at 08:45 am
I couldn't agree more with this article. Although "Spirituality" today is 2 fold: 1) TheRead More Human spirit/energy: and 2) the Divine Source is not in God or Religions, but rather the Natural Universe which is seeing something that is bigger than the self (I / Ego). Then using silence to connect to this Divine Collective Energy.
Tim Gega December 24, 2013 at 09:21 am
The main cause of dis-ease or psychosomatic illnesses is we are all asking too much or assuming tooRead More much from each other, or even ourselves. We become disappointed when these expectations fail to manifest (in our time frame). How about if we ask for nothing at all? Then we would all be Free! Ask nothing, expect nothing and see what you get, then be Grateful for this Gift.
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Tim Gega December 16, 2013 at 06:52 am
“You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trustRead More enough.” ~Frank Crane Faith versus Trust Myths of the Epoch I have no Faith. For with Faith comes Hope for God And with Hope comes Expectations for Miracles And with expectation comes the crash of Disappointments. I have no Faith. For it is this Myth of the Epoch Which Fables and Fairies and Unicorns Are merely imaginary figures of dreamers. I have no Faith. I walk in confidence My path still ahead of me With my own purpose clear, For what will be will be, if only for me.
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Tim Gega December 10, 2013 at 07:12 am
Innate emotions like: Compassion, Empathy, Understanding, and Caring, all require the learned skillRead More of Listening. These qualities need to be developed (educationaly) within us rather than "falsely believing" that everyone has them "topped-up" as this article suggetst. Emotional Intelligence has been around since 1995 and most people I know would rather fight it than learn more about this Skill set. Rob Brezsny said it best here: I'm reminded of Jung's formula, which is that we don't so much solve our problems as we outgrow them. We add capacities and experiences that eventually make us bigger than the problems. This theory can be applied in reverse: If we have not yet grown wiser than our current predicament, then we can't see what the evolved state is beyond the predicament. Our minds are as-yet incapable of embodying the vision that will catapult us beyond the problem we're stuck in. The best way to prepare for a Big Shift is to cultivate mental and emotional states that ripen us to be ready for anything: * a commitment to not getting lost inside our own heads; * a strategy to avoid being enthralled with the hypnotic lure of painful emotions, past events, and worries about the future; * a trust in empirical evidence over our time-worn beliefs and old habits; * a talent for turning up our curiosity full blast and tuning in to the raw truth of every moment with our beginner's mind fully engaged; * and an eagerness to dwell gracefully in the midst of all the interesting questions that tease and teach us. Everything I just described also happens to be an excellent way to prime yourself for a chronic, low-grade, always-on, simmering-at-low-heat brand of ecstasy -- a state of being more-or-less permanently in the Tao, in the groove, in the zone." (In other words) it takes "homework" to become better humans. We first need to define what Love is and how it can both heal us and save us from our past. Forgiveness is the Miracle Cure, yet most don't or won't Forgive others or themselves.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" December 10, 2013 at 12:51 pm
WAKE UP HUMANITY!!!!! Wake up everybody, no more sleepin' inRead More bed. No more backward thinkin' time for thinkin' ahead. The world has changed so very much from what it used to be. there is so much hatred war and poverty! Wake up all the teachers, time to teach a new way. Maybe then they'll listen to what we have to say. Cause they're the ones who's coming up and the world will soon be in their hands. When you teach the children, teach 'em the very best you can. The world won't get no better If we just let it be. The world won't get no better We gotta change it, yeah, just you and me. Wake up all the doctors, make the old people well. They're the ones who suffer and catch all the hell. But they don't have so very long, before the judgment day. We gotta make them happy before they pass away. Wake up all the builders, time to build a new land. I know we can do it if we all lend a hand. The only thing we have to do is put it in our mind. Surely things will work out, they do it every time. The world won't get no better. If we just let it be! The world won't get no better. We gotta change it, yeah, just you and me!!!
Tim Gega December 10, 2013 at 04:12 pm
@Black Panther, AMEN to that! But Apathy and Ignorance feel so comfy and cozy who wants to let go ofRead More that gravy train? I keep repeating Harold Melvins words from the 60s, but their minds are all asleep. The only thing we have to do is put it in our mind. Surely things will work out, (but doing that "homework" is the first step.)
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Tim Gega November 26, 2013 at 07:18 am
Great story and comparison by the way! When I was a boy I turned over every rock looking forRead More pollywogs. When I was older I turned over every stone searching for knowledge. When I became mature and wise I began to turn over people who were hypocrites. There are 2 legs to this situation: 1) These “Lab Results” are mostly biased to either sell a product (defective or not); or to maintain their Govt Grants/Funding. 2) 99.99% of Christians believe the Bible to be true, so they push that agenda (when most of them haven’t read it) but profess it in “hearsay” and not with the (actual) facts of the Christ’s real life. They too are biased selling that product (of Christianity). Spirituality is experientially based on: a) knowing the facts; b) actually “doing” them as experiments (Question Authority/Everything) and observing the results. Then modifying one’s own behavior based on the outcome of their own (Study). [Case in Point] Christians believe whole-heartedly in Jesus on the cross, but they are ignorant to his word of “Forgiveness” (which) is and of itself, one sure cure for anger or disappointment. Hypocritical? For sure! In “Spirituality” most of us are seekers of the Truth. Many have (looked outside of the Bible) to find the real life and words of Jesus. There, one will see a completely different story from the Bible, (which we KNOW) was altered in the 12th & 13th centuries and that change no longer makes it the “true word of god” but of man’s manipulations to continue to receive funding, aka: “Tithe or go to hell.” Here is a passage from the Aquarian Gospel: Jesus of Nazareth and his father Joseph were carpenters by trade; Jesus apprenticed under Joseph and worked as a carpenter with him in his early youth. One day, Jesus noticed that the tools of Carpentry have deep spiritual significance and symbolism in ‘The Aquarian Gospel’ and represent the building of the Kingdom of Heaven. Similarly, the Freemasons implement similar tools as symbols to represent the building of the Temple of God. The Purport: “There is no true Masonry without Carpentry.” Think about it. Jesus explains the symbolism of the tools of the Carpenter in "The Aquarian Gospel," He 20: 11-21. 'And then he went forth with his parents on their way to Nazareth; and when they reached their home he wrought with Joseph as a carpenter. One day as he was bringing forth the tools for work he said, These tools remind me of the ones we handle in the workshop of the Mind where things were made of Thought and where we build up character. We use the square to measure all our lines, to straighten out the crooked places of the Way, and make the corners of our conduct square. We use the compass to draw circles round our passions and desires to keep them in the bounds of Righteousness. We use the axe to cut away the knotty, useless and ungainly parts and make the character symmetrical. We use the hammer to drive home the Truth, and pound it in until it is a part of every part. We use the plane to smooth the rough, uneven surfaces of joint, and block, and board that go to build the Temple for the Truth. The chisel, line, the plummet and the saw all have their uses in the workshop of the Mind. And then this ladder with its trinity of steps, Faith, Hope and Love; on it we climb up to the Dome of Purity in Life. And on the twelve-step ladder we Ascend until we reach the Pinnacle of that which Life is spent to build - the Temple of Perfected Man.' You are the Initiate who is the Christ Bearer (Christopher) who is building the Kingdom of Heaven (Carpenter) "without the sound of edged tools."
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Tim Gega November 18, 2013 at 07:55 am
Emotional Awareness & Literacy are the keys to understanding the whole Human Experience. If weRead More can learn what it means to be Human, then we can better understand the Original Intent of the Divine. Anthropology 101 Too many psuedo-spiritualist believe that meditation makes them "Divine" but they display traits of emotional immaturity, therefore they have not yet made that real connection. Neuroscience and Neuropsychology are the new Models to look at now. They can now prove and substantiate the mind-body connection of Emotional Intelligence. But, getting people to become a perpetual student in this arena is difficult at best. They are still stuck in the 1950s mindset with a deflated ego fueling their journey. Its time to let go of god and find the Source. Knowledge Envy is The *Intelligent Sin*: The sin of knowing too much. You can't teach the unwilling, the incorrigible, or the proud, But you can teach the Seeker.
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randy albin November 14, 2013 at 10:48 am
be very careful when describing someone as being mentally challenged. is anyone perfect? let'sRead More include this in the affordable care act quickly. attention needs to be brought to this
Eric Nelson November 14, 2013 at 11:04 am
Point taken, Randy. Thanks!
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Chris Corbett October 27, 2013 at 05:41 pm
It is true; it works! I am agnostic and have never "found" the Lord, per se, but it isRead More tantamount to positive thinking or believing in yourself, or as one man (Anthony Robbins) who has made millions off the "neuro-linguistic programming" (telling yourself you can "do it" over and over again until your psyche, then your physicality, believes it) puts it, the mind is the most powerful thing you have--power to heal, but it also has the power to destroy and hurt...so, if your focus is always on what you need and want, essentially the positive, that is what you'll attractive and get--guaranteed!
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dorthy manser October 23, 2013 at 02:11 pm
Sorry, Joe, but I don't thing there are any well documented instances of the physically impossible.Read More But if you've got one you can prove, there are skeptics out there that are ready to give you a lot of money.
bruce k October 26, 2013 at 08:47 am
> At some point physics and cosmology will need to be resolved with the spiritual. At some pointRead More "the spiritual" will have to stop making claims to knowing things it cannot possibly know or have information about and admit it is mostly about the mystery and wonder of all the stuff we do not know about yet. ;-)
bruce k October 26, 2013 at 11:14 am
... and the amazing reality that we can even think about it and talk about. Once we get past that,Read More we find we can measure and compare things and develop patterns to predict them and a deeper understanding of that mystery as the shape of reality comes more into focus, but so far we have not really dented our ignorance very much even if we can give a prententious name to the "God particle". ;-)
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Janice P Ellis October 15, 2013 at 08:53 pm
Reminds me of the Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, Bruce Willis movie from about 20 years ago - DeathRead More Becomes Her. You had to pay a gazillion dollars for the "live forever" potion, which sounded like a good deal if you could afford it. Problem was, you still got all brittle and lord forbid if you got a broken bone; no pain, but, things could get interesting at your emergency room visit. Lots of use of spackle also. I'll be happy to just get to 100 years or so. Hopefully, I'll be able to retire by then.
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dorthy manser October 7, 2013 at 02:13 pm
That's all very well, but I very much doubt that the amount of care or compassion exhibited byRead More healers or doctors over the millennia has changed all that much on the whole. What has changed has been the technology and overall rates of serious disease and death, which have dropped dramatically. What I find often gets lost in this kind of discussion of the devastation visited upon millions of people in the pre-scientific era, despite a profusion of faith and a great deal of attention paid to "the whole person" and their spiritual wellness. In the absence of scientific medicine Christian Science would be just one more comforting philosophy. Good for the soul, perhaps, but not so much for the body.
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Borris Batanov October 1, 2013 at 08:54 am
You're going to need apples and spiritual healing under Obamacare. Costs are going to go steeply up,Read More as access precipitously declines. The process has already started, as well you know if you've been contacted by your insurer about the changes which are to take effect Jan. 1, 2014. Even the Flakey Foonts of the East Bay will look back on pre-Obamcare, conventional medicine as the lost golden era.
A Delargo October 1, 2013 at 09:03 am
Everyone will have a harder time obtaining health care.... get ready for witch-doctors... let'sRead More dance that cold away !! Nobody will like the new normal, but you only have the cool ade drinking liberals to thank for it. Enjoy your bed !!!
Jellicles October 10, 2013 at 07:28 pm
i dont know about christian science, but usually 'that cold' aka flu has no cure...doctors or witchRead More doctors..medicines...of whatever kind..can only help to shorten the flu..flu vaccines are considered useless because the flu strain mutates every year and the vaccine is made from the previous year's strain. and anti biotics are generally prescribed for bacterial infections, not viral('that cold' is viral..not bacterial). i guess common sense is a good immune protector...obama care or not. just sayin'..
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Bob Kajdan September 24, 2013 at 10:26 am
Excellent findings! I believe that stress is a part of our life experience. I found that AIDSRead More infected men who stopped working in mid-life because stress would make them sicker, were wrong. Others, who continued working to retirement, obviously took the challenge of living with an illness and learning to cope. There are many facets to stress and I welcome further research findings. Bob Kajdan
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