Friday, November 28, 2014
Change is always possible when we see a little more!
Let's pretend you came to me as a client (I'm a psychologist) and said: ”I'm really tired of my
negative and worried thinking!”. Then I would tell you how thought creates feeling and would
additionally point you towards your inner health which will think positive for you as soon as you
see that you never have to take your negative thinking seriously.
You would listen, and maybe even feel a little hopeful. And then (maybe, let's just pretend) you
would think of...
Friday, November 21, 2014
I feel so fortunate to have run across people who were teaching the Principles, way back in 1985 and to have met Sydney Banks while he was still alive. There is no question that Mr. Banks uncovered what would become a paradigm shift in the fields of psychology and psychiatry.
“Someday someone will find principles for psychology and when they do, it will change the field to a philosophy and a science and in turn it will help millions of people.”
William James (sometimes called the father of psychology)
To think that we’re...
Friday, November 14, 2014
It's really been striking me lately how easily our minds can clear themselves and return to the present moment, where we have mental clarity and access to our best thinking, and yet how much time we spend disconnected from our mental clarity.
When you watch children, it’s clear that nature designed your mind to clear itself regularly throughout the day. Whether a child is having a great time or a meltdown, once s/he’s had that experience s/he returns to the present and moves on, mentally clear and ready for the next adventure.
The only thing that gets in the way of your mind functioning this way – having mental clarity in a minute – is that by the time you reach adulthood you have often developed mental habits that get in your way. I was talking with a client today who said her mental habit was being in a fog. Another client has a habit of...
Friday, November 7, 2014
For years, as a member of the faculty of a medical school, I would answer doctors’ objections to talking about the spiritual with this question: Can you tell the difference between the living and the dead? Of course they could! That difference is the spiritual. The dead body has all the parts that make up the form of a living person; it is missing the formless, spiritual energy that gives it “life.”
The Three Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought explain and describe that energy, placing our focus on the power of creating our life moment-to-moment, rather than living at the mercy of thinking we have created without realizing it. It’s really very simple, and although those of us who are dedicated to sharing the Principles have certain ways of putting it, we are hardly the first people in the world to point in that direction. The idea of formless spiritual energy underlies the philosophies and spiritual practices of all of mankind. The insights we share, which arose with the...