Thursday, November 18, 2021

Who Falls Sick and Who Remains Healthy?

Attitude on Healing

Two people are exposed to the same virus. One gets a full blown version of the virus, the other remains healthy. Why? Someone is given a diagnosis of a terminal condition and yet survives many years later. How does this happen?

Studies now report that positive or negative emotional traits influence a persons’ susceptibility to infection. People in studies who report positive emotions show greater resistance to objectively verified colds. In a database created by IONS of 3,500 spontaneous remissions, the attitude change of the patient was cited as a key element in their remission.

OK, so maybe that is not really new information to many people. But, what about once you do get a cold? How long do you think it should take to get over it and how difficult is it for the body to heal?

Deirdre Davis Brigham, a psychotherapist, noted a case of one of her patients with multiple personality disorder. Personality number one had a case of the flu with all its attending symptoms, difficulty in breathing, congested chest, running nose, and laryngitis. When personality number two came out all the symptoms disappeared in just about six seconds. No congestion, no running nose, no symptoms of the flu. Same body, two different beliefs.

Another woman, admitted to a hospital for diabetes, baffled her physicians by showing no symptoms of the disorder at times when one personality, who was not diabetic, was dominant.

If one changes their mind, it affects their body and their universe. A sudden reversal in a disease (what we might call a “miracle”) comes from a deep change of mind. Meditation has been shown in one study to produce significant increases in left-sided anterior brain activity, which is associated with positive emotional states.

Ascension Attitudes are called Attitudes because an attitude is a way of looking at the world. They are not called Ascension Beliefs because there is no need to believe in the Ascension Attitudes for them to work. One does not need to believe that a carrot seed planted in the ground and properly tended will grow a carrot. Belief is not required. Belief is a powerful force which can be quite useful or destructive, depending on how it is applied, but it is not required to change the nature of our lives. Carrot seeds grow carrots. The seed thoughts of the Ascension Attitudes grow a new way of looking at and living life.”

Ascension Attitudes are 3 pronged mechanical techniques that work simultaneously at the level of the heart, mind, and body. The first four Ascension Attitudes deal with the stress of the modern world. These keys open new pathways to improve life at all levels. These Ascension Attitudes are taught in classes world-wide. They are never written in a book, always taught in person to fully activate the Attitudes and begin the physical integration.

Please contact me for current information and ways to learn this profound practice.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Fake Compassion or True Compassion

Fake Compassion or True Compassion

As part of my 2020 focus on Agape, I want to continue the exploration by diving more deeply into compassion. I began in January saying that the word that comes to us in the New Testament often translated as Love or Charity is the Greek word Agape. (See the original blog article). However, as often is the case, some of the words from more ancient languages have no English equivalent. The word agape could also be translated as compassion (and is, when it talks about Jesus having compassion when he saw his people lost in illusion).

Our culture typically has an incorrect view of compassion. Often compassion is confused with sympathy, empathy, needing to share the feeling of the person that is suffering. Often, compassion is considered “doing the kind thing” or maybe even doing nothing and allowing others to abuse us.

I want to differentiate the common meaning of compassion with the meaning that comes down from the ancient traditions of Enlightenment. First, True Compassion at its most profound is the ability to recognize the suffering, to desire the end of suffering, to be motivated by transcendental wisdom as well as unconditional love which requires a direct connection to the Source, and then, to be willing to do anything necessary to end the suffering of the world.

Someone has said that if we were to name the masculine and feminine aspects of God, they could respectively be called Loving Intelligence and Intelligent Love. That sets the tone for True Compassion. See the list:

Here are some thoughts on fake compassion vs True Compassion.

Fake compassion  True Compassion 
I’m doing something  Non-dual, Non-doing 
Is emotion or feeling  Result of meditative practice; immovable 
Needs/desires recognition  No Expectations, no reciprocity required 
Help give them what they think they want  Raises their consciousness (their true desire) 
Comes from a feeling of concern, caring  Unconditional Love plus wisdom from Source 
Directed to the individual  Goes to all sentient beings 
Idealistic  Authentic from complete innocence 
Limits of how we (little “s” self) can help  Transcendental wisdom without limits 
Contains our stresses and judgments  Ahimsa, non-violence (no judgments) 
Arises from our concern for a person  Arises from all above as well as desire to end the suffering of the world 

When you see the above list, you will realize compassion is not something the little ‘s’ self can do, not something that can be done from the intellect. True Compassion requires a direct connection to the Source of All That Is. It would require a person to get out of the way, let go of any ideas they have, it would require higher states of consciousness as well as a complete surrender to the Will of God.

More articles coming on Agape and compassion.