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The Mind Can Heal Itself

In Conscious Living on March 3, 2010 at 8:57 am

The ability of the human mind to peel away the layers of falsehood and reveal ones truth has always amazed me. So much so that I have devoted much of my life to the study of it. How does the mind work? How do emotions interact with our thoughts? How do we become aware of things and ‘know’ new things? What inside us makes new knowledge ‘stick’?

What amazes me most about the human mind is it’s ability to provide it’s own healing. How is it that we can be confused one moment… and wise and enlightened about our circumstance the next? What are the mechanics of this? How do we make such shifts… and more importantly, can we harness this ability?

Making a Practice of Rooting Out the Disturbances in Your Life

In my life, I’ve adopted the practice of examining the disturbances in my life. Whether it be an outer situation that has knocked me in some way or an internal clash, I take the time to address each instance and become aware of what troubles me.

So as part of my daily practice, I take the time to ‘pull out the weeds when I see them’ ( a mentality left over from my days of working at Gardenworld. ) It is either done right there and then or later during my evening reflection-meditation. This may seem laborious to some – of focusing on each disturbance – but my philosophy is “I’d prefer to deal with it once… than to live it again.” This is based upon my ( current and evolving ) belief that each negative incident in my life belongs to a ‘pocket of awareness’ inside me. I may be wrong but until I find a more accurate model to live by, I’ll follow this one. Read the rest of this entry »


Aiming for Comfortable Transitions

In Flower Essence Therapy on March 10, 2009 at 4:39 am

In flower essence therapy, there seems to be a trend among many practitioners that the remedies should bring a perceivable emotional release whilst using them. It seems that many people use the presence of emotion as a marker to tell them that ‘positive change’ is occurring – and that the bigger the release while taking the remedy, the better the ‘healing’ must be.

I believe that the aim of any therapy – not just flower essence therapy – is to produce a smooth and comfortable, almost invisible change in consciousness – a change that does not upset ones current lifestyle. Read the rest of this entry »