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You will have consciously entered into union with the Higher Self, and then all the Divine forces will hasten to minister to your eternal joy. What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them (Mark 11:24). Find Answers in Dreams and the Meaning of Out-of-Body Experiences Good day, crossroads! I am bringing you my warmth and my cold. I am leaving the cold with you; I am keeping my warmth. Afterward, walk home in silence without turning back. It's interesting how we again reference ancient magical ideas: the crossroads is addressed like a person. We know from ancient times and other cultures that some deities liked to linger at crossroads, especially gods of fate that can open or close paths in life. Dislocations, Sprains, Joint Problems, etc Peter sat on a stone And he had a bad leg. Let yourself begin to see these one or two traits not simply as labels, affixed to these people in superficial ways, but rather as deep expressions of who they are in this world, of who they've been to you. Here you might lightly visualize the particular actions of this person that exemplify each trait. Keep in mind that calling up another's good qualities does not require you to deny or disguise his or her bad qualities or shortcomings.Rather, it's simply an invitation to shift your focus in this moment toward the good and be open to it. Think of it as turning toward the light, just as a sunflower tracks the position of the sun. It's not that the sunflower is unaware of darkness, but rather that, in moments of daylight, it finds more energy--quite literally--in the light. You can, too. When you're ready to practice directing loving-kindness to yourself, you can follow these same steps.

See yourself, in your mind's eye, from a cherishing observer's perspective. This is not the time to imagine yourself as you looked the last time you had your portrait taken, whether in posed formality or orchestrated informality. Instead, see yourself just as you are, holistically, without any pose or intended impression to create. Psychological understanding The science of psychology has made amazing advances in the last few decades. We know so much more about how the brain works, how trauma is encoded and released, and the thousands of patterns of human influence. So now that we have access to all this new knowledge, we should be able to make relationships work better, shouldn't we? Well, it all depends on how you use the information. When you are in a relationship, everything you do has an effect on your partner. Even your attitude affects your partner. When you give someone a psychological label, you are behaving like a scientist and that makes the other person the object of a scientific analysis. It also means that you have stopped behaving like someone in a relationship and are behaving like someone outside observing the relationship. If a person is labelled as, for example, a neurotic', that puts an unhelpful judgement on all of their behaviour. <a href=''>But</a> the prompts they are given have been selected so that they can be completed with one of the words on the original list - and this to-be-remembered word has been chosen to be less common in the language than some alternative words that could also be used to complete the frame. <a href=''>So</a> if one of the words on the original list was CLEAT, the patients are asked to think of a word that completes the frame CLE--. <a href=''>Without</a> any memory of the list, people would respond to the cue with a more common word like CLEAN or CLEAR, but in fact the amnesic patients tend to produce the rarer word which they recently saw, but cannotremember'. The words must have been recorded, but the memories only reveal themselves in the way they influence the (apparently) free' association. <a href=''>It</a> begins to look as if theamnesia', in these cases at least, is more to do with an inaccessibility of memories to consciousness than with an inability to register what has happened. This same effect has now been reproduced in people with undamaged memories, using subliminal perception techniques. Subjects are presented with a number of words on a screen, one by one, too briefly for conscious perception.

If they are subsequently asked to recall the words, they will, like the amnesiacs, say What words? <a href=''>They</a> behave exactly like the memory-impaired patients. <a href=''>The</a> same kind of distrust of faint information by consciousness has recently been demonstrated by Cambridge psychologist Tony Marcel in a neat study that focused on perception rather than memory. <a href=''>If</a> you test and discover that your glucose has spiked more than thirty points, you need to deal with it! <a href=''>Use</a> up that excess glucose before it has a chance to get stored in fat cells. <a href=''>How</a> do you utilize the excess glucose before the body has a chance to store it? <a href=''>I'll</a> give you examples. <a href=''>After</a> I ate the fajitas with the tortillas along with salsa and chips and tested my blood glucose ninety minutes after the meal (with a reading of 142 mg/dL), I picked up my hula hoop. <a href=''>I</a> had to use up that excess fuel. <a href=''>I</a> jacked up the music and hula hooped to two songs, and then I tested. <a href=''>My</a> blood glucose had gone down to 82 mg/dL. <a href=''>Again,</a> my body responded. <a href=''>It</a> used the excess (unnecessary) fuel. <a href=''>The</a> Bible says: <a href=''>In</a> a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; <a href=''>And</a> being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way (Matt. <a href=''>The</a> Bible is replete with accounts of dreams, visions, revelations, and warnings occurring during sleep. <a href=''>When</a> you are asleep, your subconscious mind is very much awake and continuously active, as it never sleeps. <a href=''>You</a> will recall that Joseph correctly interpreted the dreams of Pharaoh and that they subsequently came to pass. <a href=''>His</a> success in forecasting the future brought him prestige, honor, and recognition by the king. <br /><br /><a href=''>When</a> you are dreaming, your conscious mind is suspended, and asleep. <a href=''>Your</a> subconscious mind usually speaks in symbolic form, and this is why down through the ages men have employed dream expositors or interpreters. <a href=''>You</a> are doubtless familiar with the fact that many Freudian and Jungian psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychoanalysts and eclectic psychotherapists seriously study dreams and try to interpret them to the conscious mind of the patient. <a href=''>Flesh</a> and flesh, blood and blood, <a href=''>In</a> three days it will be good. <a href=''>This</a> spell is very reminiscent of the Second Merseburg Charm, except it uses St. <a href=''>Peter</a> instead of Wodan, who healed the blood, limb, and joint dislocations in that particular magic spell with the following words: <a href=''>Bone</a> to bone; <a href=''>Limb</a> to limb--like they were glued. <a href=''>These</a> similarities are no coincidence. <a href=''>This</a> is where an age-old form of the magic spell mixes with the more modern view of Christianity (St. <a href=''>Spells</a> against dislocations can easily be used for joint problems and even for rheumatism. <a href=''>The</a> limb in this spell stands for all extremities, so the spell will work well on an arm or anywhere else it is needed. <a href=''>Imagine</a> yourself as you are now dressed and sitting. <a href=''>Or</a> perhaps you can build a mental self-image based on a truly candid snapshot that someone else took of you while you were going about your business, completely unaware of the camera. <a href=''>Once</a> you have this mental image of yourself in mind, lightly name a few of your good qualities. <a href=''>Consider</a> whatever comes to mind right now. <a href=''>There's</a> no need for this to be some final best description of your character. <a href=''>Simply</a> use the good qualities that come to mind as a springboard for your tenderness and warmth, a way to remind yourself of your neglected strengths. <a href=''>What</a> if no good qualities come to mind? <br /><br /><a href=''>No</a> need to worry. <a href=''>That</a> happens to people. <a href=''>It's</a> completely normal. <a href=''>It</a> is a limitation both for the person labelled and the labeller. <a href=''>That</a> is completely different from the interactivity of an intimate relationship, and it stops both parties being emotionally open to each other. <a href=''>Using</a> psychological labels, even if in fact they are objectively right, does not help a relationship move forward. <a href=''>If</a> you want to stay in the relationship, you need to stay with whatever feelings it brings up in you. <a href=''>When</a> either party uses labels to limit or analyse the other person, that can easily be heard as a criticism, and it falls into the danger area identified by Dr Gottman (see Question One). <a href=''>If</a> two people are disagreeing about a problem - say, when to visit the parents - then one calls the otherpassive aggressive', it doesn't help them move towards a solution. Instead it just creates another element of the argument. Now there is When to visit the parents', and alsoAm I passive aggressive? The deeper problem with labels is that they imply a fixed state. That is much easier to deal with than a label. But Marcel asked them to indicate in any of three different ways: by blinking their eyes; He discovered that these three different methods of answering the same question were not equivalent but gave quite varied results. When people were blinking, they saw' many more of the weak flashes than when they were replying verbally, with the button-pressing somewhere in between. <a href=''>When</a> the subjects were asked to respond to the light by both blinking and reporting, there were many occasions on which the eyes said Yes while the voice said No. <a href=''>Marcel</a> points out how these results challenge our commonsense view of the mind. <a href=''>Our</a> normal assumption is that we have a unitary consciousness which registerswhat's there'. If something is there', you can sense it and report it, and the way you report it ought not to make any difference to whether yousee' it or not.