Crossing Over, Coming Together, Part II

I’m almost done giving you the scoop on “Molecules of Emotion” by Dr. Candace Pert, Ph.D. I’m going to finish summing up Chapter 11 of this great book where she talks about healing herself after all she’s been through in the NIH lab, with the men, and being unfairly excluded from the Lasker Award because she’s a woman.  She says,

I realized that I had been angry for years, harboring deep resentments that went all the way back to Sol and the Lasker, perhaps even further back… (more details)In the Lasker days, when I began comparing what happened to me to the losses inflicted on Rosalind Franklin. I had only intuited that suppressing my emotions was dangerous and might lead to cancer, but now I had amassed enough hard scientific data to convince me that I needed to heal my emotions if I wanted to pull through this difficult time-alive and healthy” –pg. 236

Rosalind Elsie Franklin (25 July 1920 – 16 April 1958) was an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer who made contributions to the understanding of the molecular structures of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), RNA (ribonucleic acid), viruses, coal, and graphite so her comparison was apt given her work and success. Born in 1920 in London, England, Rosalind Franklin earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Cambridge University. She learned crystallography and X-ray diffraction, techniques that she applied to DNA fibers. One of her photographs provided key insights into DNA structure. Other scientists used it as evidence to support their DNA model and took credit for the discovery. Franklin died of ovarian cancer in 1958, at age 37.

Here’s what women do to themselves because there is so much negativity reflected back to us regarding having power, intelligence, and self-esteem from other women, men, and religion.  She says,

There was no doubt I had a reputation for being a spitfire, someone who was so hellbent on her own path that other people often felt the best thing they could do was simply stay out of my way. For the first time, I seriously considered; Was I the problem? If I’d behaved differently, been a good girl, and played the game according to the rules, would Peptide T have made it to the market, saving the lives of people who were now dead because it wasn’t available sooner?

I wrote “No” all over the margins. We’re not called to be saviors of the world or co-dependent. The short of it is, she found some spiritual healing for herself, was about to understand the true nature of forgiveness and forgave Sol, her old boss. She began to accept herself and found a quiet mental state where she didn’t feel the need “to perform” or achieve so much anymore.  I can totally relate to that as many women can.  She says,

I also started to become aware of synchronicity, to see connections between events and people happening simultaneously and then to act on this awareness instead of out of the more familiar linear cause-and-effect model”-pg. 242

Here is where intuition really kicks in and she says,

It appealed to me intuitively. The mind-body network is so taxed by unprocessed sensory input in the form of suppressed trauma or undigested emotions that it has become bogged down and cannot flow freely, sometimes even working against itself, at cross-purposes…When stress prevents the molecules of emotion from flowing freely where needed, the largely autonomic processes that are regulated by peptide flow, such as breathing, blood flow, immunity, digestion, and elimination, collapse down to a few simple feedback loops and upset the normal healing response.”

As a professional bodyworker and reiki practitioner, I see this every day and align it every day with my patients.  They can feel it and I stay busy!

“My colleagues were doing research on how trauma and blockage of emotional and physical information can be stored indefinitely at the cellular level.“-pg.243

So there you have it. And does our health care system understand and act on this in their treatment before they charge you $10,000/year for health insurance? No. Do they cover treatments by practitioners that really empower and help people get well?  No way! They are mired in materialism and greed most of the time and their treatments don’t work unless the placebo effect kicks in. It’s your belief in their pill that makes you feel better, not the pill itself. That’s an expensive magic show and sometimes they make it worse. It’s a crap shoot they play with our body and most people let them.

 

Network of Mind IN the Cells

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Chapter 9 of “The Molecules of Emotion” gets juicy. Dr. Pert says, on page 185

The three classically separated areas of neuroscience, endocrinology, and immunology with their various organs-the brain; the glands; and the spleen, bone marrow, and lymph nodes are actually joined to each other in a multidirectional network of communication linked by information carriers known as neuropeptides.

“…it might make more sense to emphasize the perspective of psychology rather than of neuroscience, for the term psycho clearly conveys the study of mind, which encompasses but also goes beyond the study of the brain. I like to speculate that what the mind is, is the flow of information as it moves among the cells, organs, and systems of the body…the mind as we experience it is immaterial, yet it has physical substrate, which is both the body and the brain.”

The mind, then, is that which holds the network together, often acting below our consciousness, linking and coordinating the major systems and their organs and cells in an intelligently orchestrated symphony of life.  This view of the organism as an information network departs radically from the old Newtonian, mechanistic view where we saw the body in terms of energy and matter. But there is an intelligence running things.  Intelligence in the form of information running all the systems and creating behavior.”

Creating behavior?  Now there is where I part ways with her.  My son, who is studying psychology believes our behavior is determined by chemicals in the brain. Many people believe our behavior is pre-determined or determined, that there is no real choice or free-will.  Frankly, this seems to be the debate as we are squarely in the high-tech age, moving from Newtonian materialism to Einstein quantum states where something we see only exists because we see it collectively.  It doesn’t exist in and of itself, by itself.

What do your intuition and experience tell you here?  How has your life unfolded?  My life has taught me that I create my reality by the habitual feeling, beliefs, and thoughts that I run. So I check myself every day. It’s called mindfulness. While I am part of an agreed upon collective mind field as I look out my office window at the snow-covered roofs, my individual perception, interpretation, feeling, and thought process is chosen by me.  Am I kidding myself?  Am I just a puppet on a string?

It makes no sense to believe that. Otherwise, our lives would all be the same and unfold in a gentrified fashion and have no meaning or differentiation. There is an observation! Many people’s live ARE gentrified because they are not acting on their power to choose; free will.  It is possible to abrogate your rights in the universe and then your mind goes into default mode, programmed by your family, Facebook, and CNN and you are part of the herd mentality. There are a thousand ways to free yourself from that and uplift your mind. Follow your intuition.

While it’s true that in my personal life, death/change has been a constant around me, it’s not something I chose to happen; I’ve witnessed it happening to others first hand. The universe allowed it to occur around me for a reason or maybe I did. However, my individual choices are indeed the reason I find myself in my current situation. It’s all good.

My mind is run by my intuition 24/7 and always has been. Personally, I feel like I live in a kaleidoscope.  When others see static sameness, I see and feel minute details of an ever-changing landscape of colors, vibes, temperatures, shapes, dimensions, and souls coming and going.  Even sitting still, I feel in my body that life around me on earth is a dance of changes in light and shadow and I interpret them as quickly as I can and respond.

Turning Point; Shift

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Highly toxic chemotherapeutic drugs developed in the 1950’s kill ALL rapidly dividing cells in the body, which means not only cancer cells but many kinds of healthy cells as well” p.153

Chemotherapy, as a treatment for cancer, is counterintuitive then.  Is it legal for me to say that?  The above quote is from a Ph.D. neuroscientist who worked at the National Institutes of Health.

I intuitively knew my father wasn’t going to make it.”-Candace Pert, p.158

It was at this juncture in the episode that I found myself at an NIH lunch table, sitting opposite my onetime collaborator, verbally wrestling with him over control of the research. As the power boy sat across from me making demands, I was in no position to mount an effective defense, nor did I want to.  In tough tones, he told me that he’d prefer to cut me out altogether, and deal only with Terry. This was his arena, he told me, in no uncertain terms, and I needed to understand that. After all, he was the chief, and if I was a good girl, maybe I would be considered for the position of research associate on future projects.”-p.157

I’ve encountered this in male chiropractors offices as well in the last five years.  It’s outlined in my book “Healer”.  Sometimes it seems as though we haven’t gotten much past Tudor England in the times of King Henry the VIII! It’s 2017 but the White House is still run like the Palace of the King and Queen.

Whenever something doesn’t fit the reigning paradigm, the initial response in the mainstream is to deny the facts“-p.162

The thing about that is, that’s how all humans tend to react to information they don’t personally like. Our egos and feelings come first. The facts of the matter come second.  IF….IF…we’d all pay attention to synchronicity and our intuition, that would not be the case. The fact is, intuition is rational and helps us feel secure because its basis is found in the body. It is no wonder that all of our institutions, (Church and State) and our health care system train us to ignore our own intuition about our body or tell us that we’re supposed to sacrifice them for the greater good.  No, it’s for THEIR good they want our money, energy, time, and body. You can take it back.

We’ve evolved to pay attention to our feelings, instincts, and intuitions and all the great scientists and artists know that. I make a good living now that I’ve empowered myself and have my own business.  You can too. But you have to love and honor yourself above what your parents and society tell you is acceptable.

Objectivity Can Be Over-Played

There is a balance to be struck between being objective and subjective in life. Being objective means you separate yourself mentally from the other person or situation and merely perceive them as an object to potentially be of use to your own ends. Our patriarchal system and all of our institutions are this way; very Orwellian. Bankers, military leaders, scientists, accountants, philosophers, and therapists tend to live life more staid and safe. It also means you sit safely in your ego and rarely apologize. Earthly power means a lot to objective people. I can get this way sometimes because I’m been through too many emotionally hard events that I’ve had no control over and did not create myself. That’s life and I’ve done my best to still suck something out of it to learn.

They are able to sublimate any potential emotions or needs that would attach you to them and make them vulnerable. This kind of behavior, if it’s dominant in your personality, stems from early childhood development of the subconscious mind where it wasn’t emotionally or physically safe for you to depend on your immediate family. They were too fucked up, but obviously, you were completely dependent on them for survival. Being objective saved your little soul. Good for you! Many can’t be objective and they don’t make it. The ability to analyze human behavior can be tremendously helpful when one of your parents or both, we’re nuts. On the other hand, maybe you were just born not caring. Some people claim to know human beings like that although it’s rare.

Intuition comes under subjectivity. Subjective personalities relish the physical senses and feeling life on its full spectrum rush through them. They are usually extrovert and run from place to place having adventures. They jump in, they don’t stand back, and they feel the love from others and give it in return. Artists, athletes, musicians, and actors are just a few that are willing to live life in the fire. I observe most humans as subjective because it’s natural to feel a flow with sentient life. Just as trees, flowers, grass and different animals coexist without conflict, we could too.

Both of these, if taken to extremes can burn you out. Objective -Subjective. We always hear, “You need to be more objective”. No one ever says, ” You need to be more subjective”. But it seems to me our leaders, institutions, and scientists do need to be more subjective. I wonder sometimes if they are real human beings. Can they peel their faces off?

No matter how hard the robotic humans and cold, hard, scientists try, normal people are emotionally involved with each other because ultimately, that’s what life is about. We crave it…all of us. They can’t stop it. The earth is one big ball of natural passion, from hurricanes to earthquakes. We roll with it and with each other, and people continue to die and are born. What a wild ride. It’s best not to overthink it because it doesn’t last long. Relish every breath you take and every hug you can garner.

Conflict Resolution on Gun Rights

 

I’m extremely impressed with this website.  It’s cogent, professional, rational, reasonable…not very sexy at all. Definitely relationship material for something long term that could eventually smolder.  Check it out!

Beyond Intractability on Gun Ownership

This is just the first suggestion as you scroll down.  Maybe I’ll e-mail this to my Federal Representatives and Senators.

From the article:

What SHOULD we do?

  • First, we need to look for areas of common ground that we can build on. There actually are several.  One is grief.  We are all grief-stricken about what happened in Las Vegas, just as we were for high-profile events from earlier—Sandy Hook, the Aurora Theatre shootings, and Columbine High School, for example.  A second commonality is a fear and the strong human need for safety.  Events like these make everyone afraid, and the desire for safety or security is a fundamental need that all humans share.  So, we need to build on our grief and our fear to bring people together, not to tear us further apart.
     
    The second area of common ground ought to be respect for the Constitution, the rule of law, the legislative process, and court decisions.  This means respect for the Second Amendment as it is now interpreted by the courts and how it may be interpreted by the courts in the future.  It also implies a commitment to work within the system to advocate for one’s preferred interpretation.
     
    There should also be common ground with respect to the need for a clear boundary between Second Amendment gun rights and military-class weapons that should not be accessible to the general public.

My comments:

It’s assumed that in any conflict based on values and politics, that people take sides.  Whether they voice their opinion or not, we know human beings are not naturally impartial. We all have an opinion and feelings behind those opinions. What we always fail to do is listen to each other if we don’t agree or to hold the value of give and take or take and give as the case may be.

I don’t do that. I listen to my patients spouting things on the table in treatment all the time that I don’t agree with. But I know that humans are not by nature rational; they are by nature emotional…every last one of us. When there is pain or illness in the body, it’s emotional based, so I let them vent and remain detached as a professional practitioner.  They’re not paying me to have an opinion on how they feel.

That’s why this page (the link) is so important. It’s impartial, neutral, above the fray in its approach. That is not to say the writers don’t have personal opinions. They just know that their personal opinions won’t get anyone anywhere. That’s what FB is for right?

Facebookers are just posturing, spreading some real, some fake news and venting.  It might be interesting for sociologists to read but I just scroll past whatever I’m not interested in. Knowing that is part of being a mature adult and deciding to contribute to problem-solving rather than feeling the need to prove that your point is right all the time.  Everybody thinks they’re right…from their point of view…which is myopic.

Being a mediator or a diplomat means you stand at the peak of the mountain seeing both sides, and both sides stand below in the valley duking it out with rules of engagement.  Sometimes just duking it out will resolve it but if there are guns involved no way, no how.

So someone…please mediate this issue, let’s find common ground as Americans and stop reliving these massacres and thinking we can pray our way out while our heads are in the sand.

Take a look at that website! It’s awesome.

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Time for Truth…apparently

Time to Move from Fiction to Non-Fiction by Jay Baer

First, Millennials abhor falsehoods (not that any generation craves them, but Millennials are especially angsty about marketing wolves in sheeps’ clothing). And as Millennials become the dominant buying cohort for more and more companies, storytelling will become grounded in unvarnished truth.”

“Healer”, my new book, is right on time then.  It is nonfiction. I just need to find my audience who wants to hear the unvarnished truth!  You can purchase it from the homepage of this website.

The truth about what?

  • As a young person, you need to go your own way eventually and do what you want to do or you’ll be eaten alive by our materialistic society.  College can help you fund your dreams, maybe, but it is NOT a dream factory.  They don’t have that much imagination.
  • There are good people everywhere you go that you can make friends with, who you will stay bonded to your whole life.  It’s not as scary away from home as our media portrays.
  • The first people to use you and not necessarily love you may be your own family members! That doesn’t sit well with Disney magic or Hallmark holidays, but it’s the truth that many don’t want to admit…because it hurts.
  • There is nothing much harder, or better for your growth that making a circle of family that you choose from your conscious mind.
  • You are your own best friend and no one will ever know you better than you know yourself. Figure out your happiness/contentment recipe that you control. It’s amazing fun and very rewarding.
  • Sex without friendship and affinity will leave you empty. Sleeping alone is not that bad.
  • Women and men are not equal in the workplace…yet.  But it can happen.
  • Sometimes, ask for help from Deity, whatever name you wish to call them and show some respect in order to receive it.  Be sure you know how to receive it. Lose the ego, open the heart, listen to the body.
  • Someone close to you, who you love, can and will die, within minutes, with no notice.  You will survive it if you realize you will see them again!  Life on Earth is temporary, but physical separation from those we love still sucks for those of us left here.
  • We are ONE human race.  Most of our DNA is identical.
  • Everybody is different, even though we seem the same.
  • Love is real and nature absolutely heals

 

 

A Field Guide To Skepticism

The Conscious Universe

Dean Radin’s book, “The Conscious Universe” is about the evidence supporting parapsychology, and the link between our minds and the material world.  He and a few others have amassed irrefutable data that support the anecdotes and place us on the leading edge.

It’s important to shatter myths when people gossip and live according to memes and then spread their bias via the internet.  I recommend you actually read the book and look at the evidence before you deny the reality of psychic phenomena.

Charles Honorton, parapsychologist from Edinburgh summarized he view of the state of skepticism as follows:

There is a danger for science in encouraging self-appointed protectors who engage in polemical campaigns that distort and misrepresent serious research efforts.  Such campaigns are not only counterproductive they threaten to corrupt the spirit and function of science and raise doubts about its credibility.  The distorted history, logical contradictions, and factual omissions exhibited in the arguments of the critics represent neither scholarly criticism or skepticism, but rather a counter-advocacy masquerading as skepticism.”

We then move on the section on valid and invalid criticisms:

“A criticism must be testable, meaning that a critic has to specify the conditions under which the research could avoid the criticism, otherwise, the objection is just a philosophical argument that falls outside the realm of science.”

I will be moving through this book and posting the results of Dr. Radin’s experiments as well as discuss the more salient points he makes that bring the issue of consciousness into a dance step with quantum physics.

Up next will be the findings of neuroscientists from the Unversity of Iowa College of Medicine reporting on an experiment on intuitive hunches in the prominent journal Science.

 

The Source of Intuition is the Unconscious Mind

 

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Source Article:

Unconscious Basics

“The unconscious mind is not some black hole of unacceptable impulses waiting to trip you up, but it can be the source of hidden beliefs, fears, and attitudes that interfere with everyday life.”

It is also the source of vast wisdom that can aid you in expanding your conscious mind and help bridge the world of sleep and awake time if you can train yourself to remember your dreams.  I will be posting videos on that.  I’ve been doing it for years.

Intuition is More Powerful Than Intellect

Steve Jobs said, “Intuition is more powerful than intellect”

“We don’t have to reject scientific logic in order to benefit from instinct,” says Cholle. “We can honor and call upon all of these tools, and we can seek balance. And by seeking this balance we will finally bring all of the resources of our brain into action.”

Here is the article.

We Just Do Things Differently

The Ten Things Intuitive People Do Differently (Or the things that I do and have done for years)

  • They listen to their inner voice
  • They take time for solitude
  • They create
  • They practice mindfulness
  • They observe everything
  • They listen to their bodies
  • They connect deeply with others
  • They pay attention to their dreams
  • They enjoy plenty of down time
  • They mindfully let go of negative emotions

The Science of Intuition

“We thrive in a culture that believes rationality and prevailing scientifically proven logic rules over the knee jerk reaction to pull out of the parking lot or investigate a partner’s alibi. There are just certain feelings humans obligatorily follow without concrete reasoning.”-Samantha Olson  

Here is the article.  It’s short.

Intuition is Far More Than You Realize

Our subconscious mind is formed predominantly by our mothers in utero and then the environment of family and friends until we’re about seven.  We have no personal control over this nor can we change it as we become adults!  Do you know what your mother was going through or how she felt while you were in her?  This is where the rubber meets the road folks and you’d do well to ponder it or at least find out if you can talk to her.

On the flip side, the word intuition is based on the word “intuition” or “consideration,” formed by a collection of beliefs, experiences, and memories. The intuitive system is more hardwired into the human species than commonly understood. It is the automatic, mindless thought process that doesn’t require analysis or deep thinking.”

I agree with everything Samantha says here except the last sentence.  I pushed my mother’s voice and family voice to the back of my mind starting when I was nineteen, so I’ve been forming and living from my conscious mind for thirty-five years.  The conscious mind is called the “new brain”.  I’m now fifty-four so I’m used to living on the leading edge.  The intuition is not mindless.  I think the instinct is mindless, which is our ancient, animal instinct.  Real intuition comes from the conscious mind.  Instinct comes from 300,000 years of programming from the environment of our subconscious mind.  We’ve survived, so it has served us well.

 “When humans are forced or denied certain feelings during their prime stages of mental, physical, and above all emotional growth, guts can be faulty.”

This one really does rely on thinking back on your mother, her personality, how open she was, how free you were to express yourself.  My sisters and I were very free to express ourselves but my mother was almost always unhappy so none of us have a very solid sense of emotional security.  What is your memory?  It can help you unravel your relationship patterns to remember.  I was not denied any of my feelings in my very early stages. For that I’m grateful. The extreme restriction from my mother hit when I became a teenager and I don’t know why.  At that point, she absolutely tried to live her identity through me.  It’s only abated a little bit now that I’m in my fifties.  I believe many mothers and parents do this to their children.  I discuss it in my new book “Healer” which you can find in the menu on my home page.  There is no rhetoric in my writing. You may find it refreshing.

“Women, on the other hand, may have a stronger ability to make a successful intuitive decision because of their exceptional skills in reading other humans. Female ancestors needed to evaluate a situation quickly in order to tune in to their infant and their environment for protection and survival. Their brains were trained with peak awareness because they were protecting a heart outside of their own bodies. Female brains, therefore, evolved to have a larger composition and ability to organize chunks of environmental information at a time, giving them an edge to read people. So ladies, trust your gut.” 

There is this, right?  Women’s intuition, especially regarding the body really does rival males.  It’s an evolutionary development.  I believe men can be encouraged to be empowered in their body awareness though too as we move into the conscious mind, or the “new brain”.

We are in new territory in this cultural paradigm shift, using a new part of our brain that we have not used previously.  The archetypes from the Tzolkin Cosmology, The Tarot, Jungian, our larger media culture (TV and movies), and Nature will all be morphing as we form a new way of relating to each other.  I’ll keep my eye on it right here.