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February 12, 2010

Demonstration: Resistance to Living a Lucid Life

I think this video depicting a water droplet dropping onto a puddle of water that a dear friend emailed me the link to today (thanks Michael!) demonstrates how many of us resist the universal truth that we are "one with the universe." We cling onto to our false "separate" identities. In the video, which is amazing BTW, you will see a drop of water literally bounce off the top of the pool of water, only releasing a portion of itself at each bounce until it finally has no choice but to totally immerse itself into the body of water and is no longer visible as a separate entity.

I began reading Dreaming While Awake yesterday. It is not an easy book to plow through, but I've been doing my best to digest it. I'm half way through... Mindell explains lucid dreaming (not to be confused with the Westernized definition of lucid dreaming) as a way of becoming more aware of the core energy of life and our connection with every living thing and every object around us, including our shoes, the toothpaste, the neighbor's dog, the air plane flying overhead, the moon, a blade of grass, etc. Mindell's method of 24-Hour Lucid Dreaming is intended to help you get a better sense that everything around you is actually an extension of your SELF or community.

Subjects he writes about in Dreaming While Awake include shamanism, psychology, Buddhism, enlightenment, quantum physics, divination, lucid healing, and time travel (past life explorations).

Random Pages

On Fridays (in this week's case, Saturday) I share healing information or inspirational quotes gleened from random pages found in my personal home library. This week's featured random page is from Dr. Arnold Mindell''s book Dreaming While Awake.

Sentient Symptom Exericise

Mindell gives a meditative exercise for focusing on a body symptom in which your mind follows the sensation (headache, cramp, burning, or etc.) as a means to discover the root of its creation.

"Imagine that weakness, feel it. If you feel pressure, go ahead and imagine some sort of pressure maker. If you have a sharp pain, let that sharpness unfold itself, see it as a knife, for example. If you sense something growing within you, let the growing something pictorialize itself in your mind. Use you own body sensations and let them create images....

Find the roots of the symptom experience, its essence, the very origin of the symptom, before it became a symptom. Imagine the sentient essence behind the symptom, the tendency it was before it became a symptom....

Feel the symptom and go backward, get to the essence at the base of the symptom before it appeared...

Use you own meditative awareness to explore the sentient root of your symptom. Now focus on this essence, using your lucid attention..."

~ Dreaming While Awake, (Chapter Nine: Lucid Healing, Preventative Medicine) , pages 137-139

Dreaming While Awake: techniques for 24-hour lucid dreaming ~ Arnold Mindell Ph.D.

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February 5, 2010

Healing Toxic Thoughts

I've been experiencing feeling "less than positive" about my ISP for the past few weeks. I've actually said "I Hate Mediacom" outloud at least a dozen times. Pretty silly, actually. I've been aggravated by recent outages, intermittent disconnects, and slow (anguishing SLOW) downloads of web pages. I even joined the I Hate Mediacom fan page on Facebook for a few days. I've since "removed myself" from its membership. I visited there initially to see if others were experiencing similar issues with their service. But, the place was basically toxic... lots of complaining. Some of them had legitimate complaints about the lack of service, but I dunno, I simply felt my anxieties increase when reading the rants so I left.

evil eye amuletI hung up an evil eye amulet in my home office directly facing my computer to deflect negative energies. I dialed tech-support and after having to jump through hoops of listening to and responding to pre-recorded commands I finally got to speak to a live person. Helpful "Brian" scheduled a tech to visit the house and hopefully resolve the problems. I also was given a two-week credit on my account. Computers and ISPs can certainly be aggravating, especially to those of us who depend on them for work. But, if you stop and think about it, technology is really amazing. I am grateful for this miraculous way to communicate.

Blocking Toxicity

This week I received several inquiries from hypersensitive people asking me how to go about using energy shields or suggesting other ways for them to protect themselves from absorbing negativity from other people or places. My general response is to point them to my article What Does it Mean to be Hypersensitive? which explains what it means to be be highly sensitive and includes links to several resources helpful for empaths.

Inviting Criticism

At About.com I blogged about a new website that is in the making. Failin.gs invites "friendly" criticism. Now, why would anyone want to invite criticism?

Stop Projecting Toxicity

Rather than inviting criticism I think we would all be better served if we became more cautious when choosing our own words and reactions that get projected onto others (our co-workers, siblings, spouses, children, etc.). Protecting others from our toxic thoughts would be a good step toward creating less toxicity out in the world.

Random Pages

On Fridays I share healing information or inspirational quotes gleened from random pages found in my personal home library. This week's featured random page is from Sandra Ingerman's book How to Heal Toxic Thoughts.

Using Symbols and Inspirational Pictures to Stop Habitual Reactions - When we meditate on a symbol, a process begins in the depth of our being that we might not have an intellectual explanation for. A symbol or a picture can change our state of consciousness... it can lift our mood just by its beauty... put one or more inspirational pictures up in a place where you tend to lose yourself to negative thoughts and emotions... Put up pictures that make you smile and inspire a joyful state... Surround yourself with symbols such as hearts, the moon, the sun, the earth, stars, or or your favorite flower that remind you of beauty and the preciousness of life.

~ How to Heal Toxic Thoughts, pages 59-60

How to Heal Toxic Thoughts: Simple Toos for Personal Transformation ~ Sandra Ingerman

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