Saturday, October 11, 2014

This week's blog is on the power of Will, Intention and Imagination

"When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge." Einstein
Will, Intention, Yearning are central to the balancing of the Tree of Life or Health and are maintained by a regular enjoyable spiritual practice.
Choice,  Will and Free Will are interdependent.
The Life Force is key to this balance and is magnified by our spiritual practice. These factors help us find the middle way between the expansive forces on the right side and the contractive forces of restraint on the left side of the Tree. 
“The fundamental notion of equilibrating the opposites is omnipresent in all beliefs. This universal truth is crucial to our understanding of how we keep well and how we heal.”  David Cumes.
The Choice and Free Will of a patient to have the healer she wants is crucial for the vitality of the doctor-patient relationship and the placebo response which is love based. Free will is not only the cosmic law but is also the essential for our democratic system. Patient Choice may be limited not only by the inequities of our medical system and our finances but also by dynamics at home and at work. A mother may sacrifice her own health choices on behalf of her family and instead of focusing on her illness become a martyr on behalf of her children. Also a toxic work place will make balance and choice difficult. When it comes to life and death, old habits and conditioning need to be laid aside. Thomas Edison’s quote applies to health as well as to life in general.
“There ain’t no rules around here. We’re trying to accomplish something.”   
Choice not only allows for more congruence with Self but it also expands the options for healing or curing or both.
On the Left side of the Tree we have Understanding - verbal or visual thought (or Einstein's Positive Knowledge.) This is more closely linked to what Kabbalah calls Narrow Mind. On the right is Wisdom which is undifferentiated, non verbal thought (or Einstein's gift of Fantasy) - more connected to Spacious Mind. 
It is Wisdom that nurtures Imagination that arises from Will,  Intention and Yearning 

The Subconscious is the conductor of our human programming orchestra and not the Conscious mind. If the Subconscious is imprinted with positive or negative thoughts these will ultimately determine how we manifest our destinies - skillfully, or not. If the Subconscious is overwhelmed by negative processing arising from Monkey Mind or Narrow Mind (residing in the more primitive, survival areas of the brain) our powers of actualizing the positive things we really yearn for will be limited. On the other hand if the subconscious is influenced by Big or Spacious Mind (in the Frontal lobes of the brain,) the outcomes of our imaginings will be more positive.
It is also important to know that The Great Spirit, the ancestors, our spirit guides, the Field respond to the amount of passion and courage associated with our Will and Intention.
"The Universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf." Shakti Gawain
Next week we will focus on the power of the spoken word.

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