Breathwork helps you to relax and de-stress, it can iron out the nervous tension and worry of the daily grind and busy modern lives. It can help yo...
Breathwork is the generic term for specific breathing exercises where the breathing is done in conscious and systematic ways, with specific purposes in min...
Government is a common word with meaning that most people agree upon. We may not agree what good government is. The ideal of the United States constitution of “government of the people, by the people, and for the people” is one of the best ideas.
Politics has many meanings. Some of them have great emotional charge. Here I use the word for political activity of all kinds, but am broadening the meaning to include adult education, perhaps universal adult education, and group therapy.
Perhaps with these two additional meanings we can have world peace or even heaven on earth.
Intelligent citizenship may refer to the fact that most problems with government don’t originate with government at all, but ignorant citizens are the problem. If we can solve the problem of ignorant, apathetic citizens, we can eliminate all bad governments – local as well as international.
I started writing about democracy, government, and politics in the early 1960’s. My books were so simple and effective at solving the problems of the world, that I found nobody was interested. The true solutions are so common sense realistic and effective that I observed that everyone said. “Yes, that is obviously the solution.” And they went their way and did nothing with the ideas as if they would automatically become reality by themselves.
After 50 years, I observe that no matter how good ideas actually are, they don’t work by themselves. We have to put our effort and money behind them. And that money is required only for the purpose of buying people’s time to put more effort into the ideas.
To make government, politics, and citizens more effective, we have to understand two ideas: high quality information and structure. By high quality information I mean that the ideas we put into action in government have to be really good ideas. A political structure is only as good as the ideas that are run through it.
Good ideas with rich wisdom can be generated with discussion with lots of people. Structure in society or government is measured by the ration of representation. Republican Democracy works or not depending upon the ratio of representation.
The fruit of the mind can give us Life or death. The fruits that give Life are thoughts that are in harmony with our Divine Nature. The fruits that cause death are thoughts that are against the qualities of our Divine Nature, or are limited to created reality.
Thoughts that are in harmony with our Divine Nature are eternally and infinitely True. Thoughts in conflict with our Divine Nature cause pain or fear or limitation and self-destruct. Thoughts directed toward creating material things or destroying material things can be harmless, unless we are trapped by them.
If we destroy our beautiful car on the highway, we consider that to be evil. If we trade our car on a new one, we consider that to be good. Good and evil can be created by our subjective judgments. This is subjective good or evil. The only objective evil is negating our Divine Nature. This is being in conflict with ourselves.
Evil is the destructive power of the mind. The two basic qualities of the mind are to create and destroy. Destroying that which is created is not necessarily evil. Destroying the negative thoughts that we have created is good.
Destroying useless things that we create is good. Destroying or changing the erroneous thoughts about our Divine Nature is also good. This is liberation.
The mind is always active. We have to control the mind. Controlling the mind is one of the fruits of the Spirit. The mind is not the source of itself. The Infinite Eternal Spirit is the source of the mind. Thinking is one of the qualities of the Infinite, Eternal Energy of the universe.
The Bible says that the fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, meekness, faith, and self-control.
For many years I have worked with clients with severe trauma, using Integrative Breathwork Therapy, intense counselling and personal work. I have witnessed remarkable recoveries. Women who had been abused since a very early age have come full circle and now work successfully in the social field and live healthy, productive and successful lives. It has been a great privilege to work with, and observe the recovery and spiritual growth of these human beings.
One of these women we will look at today. Please understand that some of the presented material, which I was allowed to use, is sensitive and disturbing.
However, before I speak about Ina, I want to emphasise the importance of a couple of prerequisites we need as therapists in order to be successful, as well as some characteristics the client needs.
Therapists need to have worked through their own "stuff" to a large extent so that they are not "in the way". Only if we have let go of our judgements about the darker side of human nature, we will be able to support our clients to access their deepest and /or darkest inner self.
This doesn't mean that we - our Inner Child - will never get confused, upset or sad listening to the sometimes-horrid details of their experience. But as long as our emotions are carried in awareness, and we know our Inner Child intimately, there is no danger: we will have developed other parts like an Inner Parent to take care of our own vulnerability. And working in a team where one can share these experiences certainly helps a lot.
Love is the great miracle cure - loving ourselves
works miracles in our lives. Louse L. Hay
The month of February is synonymous with the celebration of Love. Every year on Saint Valentine's Day, sweethearts and lovers honor their relationships and express their affections to that special someone with flowers, candy or a special evening out on the town. They say that love is what makes the world go around, bringing meaning and purpose to our very lives.What Love is. This is an old question that often defies description. Love is accepting and compassionate. It is open, cooperative and inclusive. Love is expressive, kind, and warm. It fills us with a sense of connection or belonging to someone or to a community.