How do addictions affect our spiritual journey? We all have addictions, all part of our life lessons. There are addictions to foods, drink, media, sports, sex, drugs, material possessions, religion and the list goes on and on. Addiction is defined as a fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity. A good example is the media. It does a wonderful job of getting your attention over matters that you have no control over, inciting your thoughts and emotions over something you are passionate about. I was once a news junky, believing I needed to know what was going on in the world. Then I realized being involved in matters that were beyond my control served no positive purpose. Not only was it taking away my time from more important matters, but it was taking control over my thoughts, emotions and actions. One day I simple said enough. I made a concerted effort to avoid the media, which can be done, but difficult. We are being program from every direction, ABC, CBS, NBC CNN, Fox, in airports, businesses, phones, radio, facebook, twitter; the list goes on and on. Media is owned by the few, but has such a hold on society, it may actually be worse than being addicted to a substance. It certainly affects many more people as well as distorting the truth. That is just one example of the many addictions we experience during our lifetime.
Our teachers provided insight. Buddha said, “If you wish to be free of from old age and rebirth, become an island unto yourself, and eliminate all your imperfections.” and Jesus said, “Those who seek pleasurable things already have their treasure. But the pleasures of the world are an illusion. Gold and silver are without substance.” Rumi said “There are thousands of wines that can take over our minds. Don’t think all ecstasies are the same!”
The world was designed with all the catalyst, distractions, and Chaos for us. We are in school to learn the ways of love, the strongest and most powerful emotion, with wisdom. We are being tested on how we can be of service to others. Most would agree, it t is very difficult to treat people badly and connect to God at the same time. Every morning we wake up to a new day to continue our journey up the mountain. As we venture on our life path, we learn and discard what is not needed or what does not benefit us. The goal is to reach the top of the mountain where you can bask in the love and light of the One Infinite Creator. When a person reaches that point, any and all addictions or cares about the material world will fall away, and one becomes enlightened.
The placebo effect has been proven. Our mind, our belief system, actually controls our pain and can heal many ailments we suffer. In short, the placebo effect relies on your body’s own chemicals, released in response to or in accordance with your mental or emotional expectations or beliefs. You have the ability to heal yourself, all you have to do is sincerely believe. engage and energize the power within. Our thoughts, emotions and actions have a huge impact on our lives more than any of us ever imagined. We live in the material world, not realizing the unseen forces of metaphysical world undetected by the five senses. Our unruly mind does not help. Most of us realize we are energetic beings who do not comprehend the power within. Much like newborn babies, we are just discovering there may be something much more to ourselves than just a physical body. Jesus even said ” Truly, truly, I tell You, whoever believes in Me will also do the works that I am doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. He was telling us to believe and understand his true message and we could perform the same good deeds.
We have the ability but where do we start? Mystical and psychic abilities have been depressed and discouraged for centuries and most are reluctant to even discuss. We have been made to believe psychic ability was something from the dark ages, something negative.
Witches were burned at the stake for practicing so-called magic and of spells of invocation of spirits, all psychic abilities. Channeling, another psychic ability has been going on since biblical days. Parts of the Old Testament says kill the messenger and the New Testament says do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God. This list of psychic abilities have been attributed to real-world people and there are different types. World governments have been recruiting operatives with psychic abilities for years.
We all have some degree of psychic ability. One ability most have and may not realize it is knowing something and your not sure how you know; known as discernment. Call it instinct or intuition we have the ability if we pay attention. A psychic has the the ability to perceive information hidden from the normal senses through extrasensory perception (ESP). To me, it is the development of our third eye, our sixth sense. The sixth sense is the 6th Chakra of the 7 energy centers, running from the base of our spine to the top of our head. Another message Jesus left us was he said “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your vision is clear, your whole body will be full of light.” Light is energy and once your vision is clear, you understand the power within, the kind that can heal not only yourself but others.
Andrew Newberg, MD Director of Research, Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital has being doing research and suggest that Human beings appear to have spiritual brains; brains that are capable of feeling deeply connected to something greater than themselves and that we can develop intense beliefs about God. His research reveals the fascinating relationship between the universal spiritual urge and the intricate workings of the human brain. He did brain scans of Franciscan Nuns while they were engaged in a type of meditative prayer called centering prayer. The brain scans showed many different changes, including changes in he parts of the brain that are involved in the sense of self, providing evidence that meditative prayer has a measurable effect on the brain.
Other research also suggests meditation may physically change the brain and body and could potentially help to improve many health problems and promote healthy behaviors. Science has established 12 science-based benefits of meditation that can be easily obtains with daily practice.
Buddha said “Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”
We all have the potential to heal ourselves and develop our God-given abilities. With positive and loving thoughts, emotions and actions, we create our reality. Daily meditation provides wisdom. A great start to understanding our true selves.
Changing old habits that do not serves us in our endeavor is probably the most difficult task to overcome, so one should begin gradually. This is about transformation, changing bad habits that have been ingrained for years into beneficial ones. Your thoughts, emotions and actions create your reality. Media can be your friend or foe, so you should realize what you watch or read, affects you. Adding more positivity in your life is a plus. Qigong, yoga, Tai Chi exercises may increase your positive energy and your overall well-being.
A daily meditation practice is probably the single most important aspect of any spiritual journey. It is just you and One Infinite Intelligence or God. Daily meditation turns your attention away from distracting thoughts and unhealthy habits and focuses on the present moment, the power within each of us, that divine spark.
Healing is not just about the body, but the mind and spirit. It about our connection to God and how to make positive life changes in order to connect. It is a journey, and as humans we make mistakes. We simply learn and find our way back to our path. Eventually you will look back and be glad you took that first step. With wisdom and compassion, we love others unconditionally, be of service to others, nurture and care for all of nature and becoming one with our Infinite Creator, developing that true power within.
Someone asked me if I thought there was a Worldwide Epidemic of Stockholm Syndrome. Not really understanding the full concept of the question I did some research. I found Stockholm syndrome is a condition that causes hostages to develop a psychological alliance with their captors as a survival strategy during captivity.
There are four key components that lead to the development. But to understand Stockholm Syndrome and clarify if humanity is an Epidemic, I had to reframe the 4 components to fit the situation.
Humanity’s development of positive feelings towards their government, corporations and the elites, our captors.
Humanity has no previous humanity-captor relationship,
Humanity’s belief in the humanity of their captor, for the reason that when a victim holds the same values as the aggressor, they cease to be perceived as a threat.
As an overview, consider we have been indoctrinated since birth, programmed by our education, media, political and religious systems . We have gently been guided daily with subliminal messages through ads to sell products, from the mainstream media brainwashing to altering our genes through vaccinations. Big Pharma commercials on mainstream TV are ramping up advertising, saying if you suffer from X ask your doctor for this drug for relief. We are medicated to the point that U.S.
We are made to believe this is to our benefit, to help us healthy and from disease even though drug overdose of prescription drugs and misdiagnosis are an all time high. You do not hear it from mainstream media because they are part of the problem. Another issue no one is hearing about is the deaths of Holistic Doctors.
Dane Wigington has a background in solar energy. He is a former employee of Bechtel Power Corp. and was a licensed contractor in California and Arizona. He made the decision to focus all of his efforts and energy on full-time investigation of the geoengineering. He has been label as a conspiracy theorist, but today geo-engineering has been admitted by a Harvard Professor who admits many thousands will die from Harvard Solar Geoengineering Program in 2018. This video provides troubling evidence of it happening today.
GMOs were going to feed the world by genetically modify corn, soy, sugar and the list goes on . Glyphosate, or roundup, when sprayed on the genetically modify plant will not kill the plant but the weeds in the fields . Glyphosate, also known as roundup is not only believed to cause cancer but has contaminated our eco systems and has been found in mothers breast milk. A California jury even awarded $289 million to man who claimed Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide gave him cancer.
Politics in the US is a two-party system, although not intended to be, republican or democrat, some trusting our elected officials. Years ago people would support our elected officials regardless of their beliefs but today the media manipulates the news to the point of what is the truth. This divides us instead of unites us.
Religion is one of the basis many of us have learned and know God. But we are made to believe one religion is the right way and others are wrong. Again, pitting us against each other instead of uniting us.
Most of us have to work in order to feed our families and have shelter over our heads. We eat unhealthy food, pay taxes, utilities and drink fluoridated water,breathe polluted air, go to doctors to get our medication and vaccinations.
Using the four components, most of humanity has developed a positive feeling towards our captors, but more are doubting daily. We have had no previous relationship with those that govern us. Humanity refuses to listen or believe those who are trying to get the truth out. And finally, we believe our captor would never take such action against us, therefore they are not perceived as a threat. So have we developed a psychological alliance in order to survive? That is for each person to decide.
But why would they do this? The answer is so unbelievable most will simply disregard. In 1981 through 1984 a documented contact with a higher dimensional entity consisted of 2360 questions and answers with three members L&L Research. Don Elkins, a former Physics Professor and Airline pilot, Carla Rueckert, a devoted Christian; and James McCarty, the sole survivor today. The contact was known as the Law of One. In Session 8 of the contact addresses the reason, and remember this occurred in 1981.
Scott Mandelker PhD, states this material is “One of the most important spiritual documents since Jesus”. In this YouTube video on session 8, he will provide his commentary and explaination why it is happening.