Archive for February, 2009

The Secret Law of Attraction

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Ever heard of the Law of Attraction? It is something being pushed in the new age realm that sounds awfully good on one level; however, it also seems to be a bit seductive – like the adulteress woman licking her lips:

Pro 7:10  And, behold, there met him a woman With the attire of a harlot, and wily of heart.
Pro 7:11  She is clamorous and wilful; Her feet abide not in her house:
Pro 7:12  Now she is in the streets, now in the broad places, And lieth in wait at every corner.
Pro 7:13  So she caught him, and kissed him, And with an impudent face she said unto him:
Pro 7:14  Sacrifices of peace-offerings are with me; This day have I paid my vows.
Pro 7:15  Therefore came I forth to meet thee, Diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.
Pro 7:16  I have spread my couch with carpets of tapestry, With striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt.
Pro 7:17  I have perfumed my bed With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
Pro 7:18  Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning; Let us solace ourselves with loves.
Pro 7:19  For the man is not at home; He is gone a long journey:
Pro 7:20  He hath taken a bag of money with him; He will come home at the full moon.
Pro 7:21  With her much fair speech she causeth him to yield; With the flattering of her lips she forceth him along.
Pro 7:22  He goeth after her straightway, As an ox goeth to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the correction of the fool;
Pro 7:23  Till an arrow strike through his liver; As a bird hasteth to the snare, And knoweth not that it is for his life.
Pro 7:24  Now therefore, my sons, hearken unto me, And attend to the words of my mouth.
Pro 7:25  Let not thy heart decline to her ways; Go not astray in her paths.
Pro 7:26  For she hath cast down many wounded: Yea, all her slain are a mighty host.
Pro 7:27  Her house is the way to Sheol, Going down to the chambers of death.

I can say that the “Law of Attraction” does seem to be in effect in my own life, as there have been many things that have happened that would seem to fit in line with what is being peddled by this oh so clever marketing.  Deep down inside, I guess many of us have places that secretly desire to get that which we haven’t worked for.

Do we recall the S and L fun of the 80s? How about Adjustable Rate Mortgages? Something for nuthin. Accepting a credit card with high interest rates so you can be cool and have a “real” credit card?

To be fair, I have had things happen where I issued a prayer and then “let it go” and a couple days later or in some cases -years later, the prayer would in fact be answered.  It has been things as simple as a button for my shorts, my missing wedding ring, my wife, and even a job. However, in many cases I did have to work still. The law of attraction would not work for some guy showing up with a million dollars on your door step I think. You still would have to work… otherwise I suspect that the payoff may be at another time.

This may be coupled with the idea of Abraham being counted as righteous for believing God – after he put is son up for sacrifice. The action followed the intent it seems.
Peddlers of the law of attraction imply that Physics professor John Hagelin is a teacher of The Law of Attraction.

“A scientific basis exists for the ideas in “The Secret” but was simplified for the masses, counters John Hagelin, a professor of physics at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield who is featured in the DVD.Hagelin said his research has shown that thoughts can affect the physical environment,but advanced training in mind techniques is needed. Advanced practitioners of Transcendental Meditation are currently involved in mass meditation in Fairfield to create world peace. ‘The Secret’ sells because people don’t have to do anything,” Hagelin said. “They just have to want a necklace and it will come to them. But so weak an influence is working at the time that they are better off getting a job and buying a necklace.”

Clever marketing gimmick?

Natural Healing

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Quoted from an email that is floating around on the Internet:

It’s been said that God first separated the salt water from the
fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish… all before
making a human. He made and provided what we’d need before we were born.
These are best & more powerful when eaten raw. We’re such slow
God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body!
*A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating
lines look just like the human eye… and YES, science now shows carrots
greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.*
*A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is
red. All of the research shows **tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are
indeed pure heart and blood food.*
*Grapes** **hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape
looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also
profound heart and blood vitalizing food.*
*A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper
cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut
are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than
three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.*
*Kidney Beans* actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes,
they look exactly like the human kidneys.
*Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb** and many more look just like bones. These
foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these
foods are 23% sodium. If you don’t have enough sodium in your diet, the
body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish
the skeletal needs of the body.*
*Avocadoes, Eggplant and Pears** target the health and function of the
womb and cervix of the female – they look just like these organs. Today’s
research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances
hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And
how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado
from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical
constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has
only studied and named about 141 of them).*
*Figs* are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase
the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to
overcome male sterility.

*Sweet Potatoes** *look like the pancreas and actually balance the
glycemic index of diabetics.

*Olives** *assist the health and function of the ovaries

*Oranges, **Grapefruits*, and other *Citrus* fruits look just like the
mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts
and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

*Onions** *look like the body’s cells. Today’s research shows onions
help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce
tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, *
Garlic*, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals
from the body.

*Psalm 46:10 – ‘Be Still and Know that I AM GOD’
*Please don’t break this even if you only send it to one person. Look at
the date when this was started.

Carl Jung – Kava Kava Lucid Dreaming

Friday, February 20th, 2009

In continuation of my previous post on Vitamins. This one will take a bit to warm up.

A few days ago, as I was coming to work – something sort of said to me as the odometer was approaching 140.00 – see where you are at when the odometer is at 140. I thought to myself – errr? What is this raucus?

Yup. Talking to myself again I guess… maybe. Perhaps it was a disincarnate spirit. Perhaps a “nature god”. Perhaps my higher self. Jesus? God? Earth Consciousness? My subconscious? I really don’t know at this point. I do know it was a thought though and it popped into my head out of nowhere so I went with it.

As I approached the magical 140 – well at first I thought that maybe this was related to the street sign I had just passed, but then I realized I was actually on a “bridge”.  Bridge. Interesting.

As I drove into work, I happened to pass right by bus #140. Interesting. The plot thickens.

I arrived at work and checked my email. The first message in there is something about “The Bridge – Step 9″. I zeroed in on this for two reasons: one – the girl who served me last night at Denny’s had her birthday on the 9th, and two – this bridge event which had happened earlier. So I read the email and went ahead and downloaded this ebook called “The Bridge”.  It is essentially a prayer / manifestion guide in the spirit of Mark 11:22, but with a new age flavor. That sounds great, but wait – it gets better.

This same morning I had a few dreams most of which are in my written dream journal offline; however, I thought I’d bring to the forefront – one of the dreams. In it, my wife and I were both riding back to our old house (I was driving) and came back the reverse direction from a long winding road in my hometown to our old house. She kept asking – do you normally come this way and similar questions. As you may know, we are currently separated and I’ve been fighting tooth and nail to get our marriage back together somehow – so this dream may have had some marital messaging for me in addition to any cosmic type guidance.

As I opened my brand new book, “the Bridge”, somehow the computer had switched it to page 30, which was The Bridge Reminder #6 – Getting Home! It discussed loving our enemies and such. I felt jolted as I recalled my dream about getting home the reverse direction. Home. Home sweet home. The back way????? Errrr?

I thought it was neat how the whole thing went down. Now one could certainly argue that all of this is merely a function of my brain or ego attempting to survive and recognizing patterns and attaching to them. Fair enough. I have thought much the same myself. However, here is the kicker. Once this stuff starts happening, it seems to get louder and louder until you start to pay attention and quit ignoring it – at least that is how it went down for me.

This all ties back into the idea that what we call reality is in a weird sort of way – actually a dream  – not that I’ve ever woken up from the dream – this is all purely theory and speculation at this point. Shohn’s tips for getting marriage back together – find out secrets of the universe – then get marriage back together. Perhaps my strategy is a bit off.

With this framework laid out, I have been attempting to follow / get guidance from what many would term in the new age as the “higher self”. It seems that there are a variety of channels for communicating with whatever is up there or out there in the blue ether.

Here is another example. I had a spiritual question on vitamins – rather – which ones to use. I had researched various herbs for enhancing dream vividness. The goal being to get my mind to such a level that I can have a “near death experience” and talk to the being at the end of the tunnel of light without the normally mandatory blood and guts for such an experience. If you are a Bible reader, you may recall the experience that Paul had in the desert on the way to Damascus – the blinding light? Well, instead of taking LSD or Peyote like normal folks, I’m trying to get my mind to operate at maximal levels to arise from this dream we call reality. This means I need appropriate neurotransmitter chemical thingies or something like that.

One herb I had found was something called the kava kava root. It is said to help reduce anxiety and allow for better sleep. Mmmmmmm -  reduced anxiety… yummy.

I was researching this in the morning.  I specifically looked this one up on wikipedia. Later on that night, I opened my herb book for the first time in a long time. It turned to a page about “Kava Kava” root – directly.  This was not in the middle of the book. It was a 300 page book. Coincidence?  You tell me.

I decided it wasn’t and went to the vitamin store for some good ol’ Kava Kava root.

At this time, I have been taking it for several days in conjunction with super doses of B vitamins.

The first night I took it, it felt sort of weird as I was fading into sleep. However, through this combination – I have noticed a definite improvement in the vividness of my dreams. Many seem “real”.  Since then, almost every single night – my dreams have been quite vivid – leaving impressions to sort through for much of the rest of the day.  No tunnel of light at this point, but hey I am still learning how to eat spiritual baby food here.

Well with my new found dream pills, I have been having some rather interesting dreams about the wife. The day before I had a dream that she was “cleaning” out our house, but wasn’t ready to come home. Last night I had a dream that she was “preparing” to come home. I can’t wait for this dream to become reality.

Lucid Dreaming – Vitamins

Monday, February 9th, 2009

About a year ago, as I started down the path of attempting to clean my house spiritually speaking, part of it included exploring various scriptures that seem to go unnoticed by various folks in the Christian realm.

For example:

  • Ecclesiastes 12:6
Remember your Creator before the silver cord is snapped, the golden bowl is broken, the pitcher is smashed near the spring, and the water wheel is broken at the cistern.
  • 2 Cor 12:2-4 (KJV)
2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. 3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) 4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
  • I John 2:27
As for you, the anointing which you received from God abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as God’s anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in God.
  • 3 Nephi 28:15 of the Book of Mormon
15 And whether they were in the body or out of the body, they could not tell; for it did seem unto them like a transfiguration of them, that they were changed from this body of flesh into an immortal state, that they could behold the things of God.

These are definitely a bit out there and probably have something to do with what is termed astral travel, lucid dreaming, etc. now a days.

I’ve had a few lucid dreams and seemingly out of body experience over the course of my life, but as usual never really knew what triggered it. Most of the time it seems to have been a function of just the right amount of being tired.

Mind you – Lucid Dreaming is just opening – newbie stuff. Stated another way, I caution you – astral travel / OBE has nothing to do with the inner kingdom that Yeshua was describing. At least that is what my sources tell me.

Back to Lucid Dreaming.

Another author had described certain vitamin supplements that can help.

Excerpted from:

I am constantly looking for new ways to increase my ability to reach lucidity. Anyone who knows about lucid dreaming, know that it takes a lot of practice to get it right. After reading this thread at the forum on LD4All, — snip

In the beginning I was a little anxious about the high dose of B-vitamin. However, I have seen no signs of side effects. I am sure it makes it easier for me reach lucidity, this being placebo or not. However, I am sure that such a high dose of one specific vitamin is unhealthy for my body, which is why a break is necessary. But I am definitely going to try this again, sometime in the future.

The author of the above article seems to have had some luck with B6. On my two most recent lucid dreams about 6 weeks ago, the factors were:

  • Heat – it was warm and cozy.
  • Got up a bit and walked around then laid back down around 7AM – the dreams occurred at 9AM ish.
  • Took a salt bath the night before around 1-2 AM
  • I’m on a vegetarian diet. I had been eating cheese enchiladas once in awhile. I had cut out all cheese enchiladas for fear that there might be chicken broth in the mix somehow.
  • Had placed an amethyst crystal near my bed.
  • Had started taking a few additional vitamins including something called DMEA.
  • Ate spinach with risotta cheese, sun dried tomatoes the night before.
  • Ate whole wheat spaghetti with heart healthy sauce the night before.
  • I was eating lots of cottage cheese at the time.
  • Was eating lots of spinach then anyway

Was there extra B6 in this diet? Not that I’m aware of – well maybe in the cottage cheese.

I am now in the habit of remembering my dreams mostly every night, though the depth and lucidity of the dream does seem to vary. Some of the things I have done to achieve this to compensate for the laziness factor when it comes to record the dreams. It is 3AM – you want to go back to sleep right? Well, at least I do. So I have used a pad right next to my bed or a tape recorder. While is great, I’m still trying to figure out how to become lucid.

For now, I am still experimenting. I suspect that the body may adjust to receiving new vitamin input and thus the effect may go down after some time. So I am thinking of adjusting my daily and nightly vitamin cocktail to have a “bye week”.  This may include additional “folic acid”.

From what I have read so far, one should try not to have a heavy meal as this requires too much energy during the night – thus removing possibilities for lucid dreams. However, that was not my experience. It was a fairly sizable meal the night before, yet I was hungry when I went to bed because it was spinach and pasta.

My personal research continues……..

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