Friday, June 27, 2008

How Lies Live and Grow in the Brain - Op-Ed -

Apparently, if you repeat a lie enough times, it becomes true -- at least in the mind of the person who heard it. This is why you should never counter a lie, just reiterate the truth.

Op-Ed Contributor - How Lies Live and Grow in the Brain - Op-Ed -

So if I mention the purple elephant in the corner enough times, maybe you'll begin to believe it's there? :)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

How do you know when to say 'no'?

Maybe you didn’t notice, but you didn’t hear from me last week. That’s because I

- did a TV taping in Sacramento on Monday (coming to YouTube soon!)
- did energy healing in San Jose on Thursday for a group of healers (at least one spontaneous physical healing)
- taught my One Day Breakthrough in San Francisco on Saturday (with the expected amazing results)

plus, of course, my usual private clients, squeezed in around all of this.

Each of those events wipes me out for a day or two -- heck, even the travel can wipe me out -- so I found it impossible to write. In fact, I spent Friday in bed, feeling like something the cat didn’t drag in (Beast brings me lovely animal trophies, in perfect condition — but the ones he mauls, he leaves in the garden to decompose), wondering how in the world I was going to mange Saturday.

I walked around for a couple of days, saying to myself and to friends, “Remind me never to do THAT again!”

Driving over to Oakland yesterday to teach intuition development (4 appearances in 10 days, in 4 locations), I began to think about ‘just saying no’.

Here’s the thing — mostly when people talk about learning to say no, they’re talking about learning to say no to other people wanting you to do things you don’t actually want to do. It’s all about valuing yourself and standing up for yourself.

But I’m talking about something different. How do you learn to say no to things you do want to do? I jumped at the opportunity for another TV interview, was thrilled when I was asked to do energy channeling, happily accepted the teaching date in SF, and the one in Oakland. My regret is only that those things were so close together.

So here are the questions I’ve come up with, to be answered from your deepest knowing:

1) Is it in my long term highest good to do this?
2) Is is in my short term highest good to do this?

If the answer to (1) is no, great, say no.

If the answer (1) is yes, then you have to ask the second question. This is the question I discovered yesterday!

What if it is in my long term highest good to do something, and not in my short term highest good to do it? This is where I was last week. It most definitely was in my long term highest good to do all those things, but it was not in my short term highest good to do them all at the same time.

Here is where creativity and the art of negotiation come into play. What can you rearrange in your schedule, with the consent of others, so that what is in your short term highest good lines up with your long term highest good? I could have had different dates for at least two of the events, and should have postponed them. More is not always better.

Good luck in your negotiations! :)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Remind Me Never to Do THAT again!

It's been really quiet here because last week, I

- drove to Sacramento and back for a TV taping (which will be up on YouTube in a while) on Monday
- did energy healing on Thursday for a group of healers
- taught my One Day Breakthrough (with the expected amazing results) on Saturday

plus, of course, my usual private clients, squeezed in around this all.

Each of those events wipes me out for a day or two, so I found it impossible to write. Lots of clients today, so more writing Wednesday.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Reality Creation for the Not-So-Dumb

A couple of weeks ago, in a meditation, I actually ‘saw’ how physical reality is created!

I’m going to describe what I saw today, doing my best to explain it without the diagrams and scientific backup that it truly needs. I’m doing the ‘short version’ because this information really wants to be out there — I don’t seem to be able to write about anything else. I intend to do this in greater detail (and more accurately!) in the future, so if you have questions, please send them along, I’ll try to answer them, and use them to help guide version 2. Okay, here goes:

All of physical reality, at its heart, is electromagnetic, from the smallest sub-atomic particles, to atoms, molecules, cellular structures (like DNA and cell walls), cells, organs, bodies, etc. One part of the electromagnetic spectrum, physical light, has been shown to behave variously like waves and particles, depending on the situation. Apparently, by itself, electromagnetic radiation behaves as waves, but an observer can interact with them to create particles (the simplest versions of physical things), which is to say that the observer, the human consciousness is creating reality through just the interaction of observation. Let’s assume that other parts of the electromagnetic spectrum work the same way.

Do you remember the concept of a ‘standing wave’ from high school physics? A standing wave is created by the interaction of 2 or more waves (which have to move constantly, that’s what waves do), which combine in such a way as to make it look like there is wave that is standing still — the standing wave.

Quick seeming-change-of-subject: imagine that non-physical reality is the ocean. Imagine that anything above the surface of the ocean is physical reality.

Our consciousness interacts with electromagnetic, non-physical reality to make standing waves
that get so big, in some sense, that they pierce the surface of the ocean, and create physical reality.

In order to create a standing wave, you have to focus on the same intentions, clearly, constantly and without any competing focuses. Think of it this way:

Waves are additive. If you have a standard sine wave (again, remember high school trigonometry? Even vaguely?), and a second one that is identical (e.g. two identical thoughts), then the resulting wave has the same length (and frequency), but twice the amplitude, that is, it’s twice as big. If you have ten waves that are identical (e.g. ten identical thoughts), the resulting wave is ten times as big. This is why affirmations work. It’s why getting others to pray for you works.

If you have a standard sine wave, and then you have another sine wave that is 180 degrees out of phase, but otherwise identical, that is, one goes up exactly opposite to the amount the other goes down, and in the same timing, they cancel each other out. Nothing happens at all.

But there can be any number of combinations of waves, and some of them make pretty funky combinations, with pieces chopped off the top, or every wave looking different. This what normally happens — how we normally create, which is why physical reality is kind of messy.

So if each thought is an electromagnetic wave, you have to be very careful not only of what your intentions are, but also of all your thoughts, even your wonderings, random musings and creeping doubts — because you want the pure standing wave of your clear intention to breach the surface of the ocean of non-physical reality, like an island rising up from the sea floor.

Emotions matter, too, because they send out waves. Emotions are created in response to beliefs, which are generally a type of thought that lies beneath the surface of our conscious awareness, which is part of the non-physical reality sea.

Maybe you remember harmonic resonance, too? You know, where a tuning fork that plays a particular note (i.e. vibrates at a specific frequency), and you put another tuning fork which is crafted for the same frequency right next to it, and it begins to vibrate, even though you never tap it on anything to make it vibrate. It just vibrates because its vibrations match that of the first fork. The Law of Attraction is just harmonic resonance!

Further, what really powers these standing waves, what increases their amplitude (how tall they are) is emotion. The folks from “The Secret” and lots of other people talk about how emotion powers intention, but I suspect it’s not any sort of emotion, but rather a very specific, non-attached heart coherence — more about that another time.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Should I Vacation more?

Yesterday, working in the garden, I began to think about vacation -- specifically, about how little of it I've scheduled for the year (6 days in September). Since I'm self-employed, and I don't yet have any passive income going from this business, if I don't work, I don't eat, so to speak. Plus I work at home, so the lines between work and, well, not work are pretty blurry. I try to have one day a week on which I do no 'work' -- though that mostly means I cook and work in the garden. Maybe I sit and read for an hour or two. This morning I read this:

Shortcuts - Vacations Are Good for You, Medically Speaking -

Maybe I really should schedule another week!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

How do you psychically read people you've never met?

"Only this life of yours which you are living is not merely a piece of the entire existence, but is, in a certain sense, the whole; only this whole is not so constituted that it can be surveyed in one single glance."

Erwin Schroedinger

People ask me that question, "how do you read people you don't meet?" all the time, and I usually just answer that in the 'real' reality, which is the deeper, non-physical reality that gives rise to the physical world, we're all one, anyway. Quantum physics supports that idea, as well.

"Virtually everything in our immediate physical environment is made up of quanta [packets of energy] that have been interacting with other quanta in this manner from the big bang to the present... the universe on a very basic level could be a vast web of particles, which remain in contact with one another over any distance in "no time" in the absence of the transfer of energy or information. this suggests... that all of physical reality is a single quantum system that responds together to further interactions."

from "The Non-Local Universe" by Menas Kefatos & Robert Nadeau

Many years ago, after I'd been working on the world's largest 900 psychic line for about 6 months, doing over 100 readings a week, I went to listen to a healer speak at a private home in San Francisco. She was from out of town (Cleveland, I think), and traveled to the Bay Area regularly to do hands-on healing sessions. This particular talk, on angels, was to introduce her to more people.

I didn't know the area of SF where the house was, got lost on the way there (this was before MapQuest!), and therefore arrived late. I arrived so late, in fact, that I was seated not in the living room, where the bulk of the audience was, but behind a wing wall that lead to the entry hall. I had to peek around the wall to see the speaker, who was seated at the far end of the living room.

After most of her talk, someone suggested that she go around the room and name each person's guardian angel. She agreed that it would be good for each person to be on a first name basis with his/her guardian angel, but suggested that each person try to name his/her own guide first, and then she would say who she thought it was. When she got to me, I said that I thought I had 3 or 4 main ones. "Whew! I'm glad you said that," she replied, "because there are hundreds of them out there behind you."

I knew that, at some level, I'd made contact with the guides/angels of those people I'd been reading, and now, here was another clairvoyant telling me she saw it!

If we're all connected, why hundreds of guides, not millions or billions? There are two possibilities. First, it may be that in some sense we are 'closer' to those with whom we've had direct contact than to those with whom we have not had such contact. If you split a subatomic particle into two smaller particles, separate them physically, and spin one in one direction, the other one will simultaneously begin to spin in the opposite direction -- with absolutely no physical world communication possible between them -- they are always one, in perfect balance.

The other explanation is that while we're connected to all people (and their guides/angels), indeed all of reality, all the time, our minds are set up to screen out all but the information that is most important to us. This is important for our survival, because otherwise we would be constantly overwhelmed by the amount of information available to us. How do we decide what gets through? On an unconscious level, the people to whom we are physically and/or emotionally the closest would be the ones whose signals we would let through.

So I guess that when someone calls me for a psychic reading, I am very concerned about him or her, and let those signals get through that are in my client's highest good.