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Can Negative Events Make Us Stronger and Healthier?
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Steve Hickman, Psy.D., Executive Director of the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness joins William Mobley, MD, PhD for a discussion of how to be present in the moment and leverage the practice of mindfulness to stay engaged, focused, and fulfilled.
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“There are many layers and doors to open in the reclamation of patterns and events in one’s life. If you are operating from the mythic pattern that some things should not have happened, you can´t see very much.
If you are willing to set aside the ”it should not have happened”, and asking the forbidden question, “What is this, and how can I apprentice myself to the deeper mystery?”, instead of trying to change things, this is beginning to appreciate larger unfoldments or deeper experiences in the realm of the Transcendent, and the consequences of actually carrying collective projections, what causes the individuals to carry it, what deeper things are being served in such mysteries, way beyond the idea of “I don’t like it”.
As we grow, we begin to realize that the very things that make us uncomfortable are the very things that have enormous transformative power. So we have to surrender the pleasure principle into carrying something else.
Discover if you have the vehicle of consciousness – and that “if” is a big, big, underlined question mark that every person has to assess when we begin to do the deeper work: do you have the vehicle of consciousness to carry what you could not carry as an earlier manifestation of the mystery that you represent?
Remember that the soul is in a transformative flowering and unfolding, and what was very appropriate at one stage is very inapproriate at a later stage.
Enter a vehicle of consciousness that can take on deeper mysteries, instead of saying that it should have been different, for instance, I should have had a happier life.
When the time comes to take on deeper material, events begin to happen, we are called into certain circumstances and you begin to feel a new current, a new wave, a renewal, and something that you could never get into before: that all of your experiences helped set the stage to develop other resources, and this is an extraordinarily enrichening process.” – Brugh Joy.
Part of the desire to heal requires willingness/ability to “go deeper” and evolve.
Brugh Joy in a stream of consciousness….
“When you victimize, whether we are talking about feeling victimized because you had an unhappy childhood, or something else, this holds you in an earlier stage, and it is a way to disown the very thing that you are pointing the finger at.
The child can’t take it on, he can’t take on the persecutor, that is too annihilating to a child, but as an adult you can carry your share of the shadow, and then you begin to see other facets in terms of what comes out of such kinds of experiences.
Rejecting your roots costs you your soul. Enter a vehicle of consciousness that can take on deeper mysteries, instead of saying that it should have been different, for instance, I should have had a happier life. When the time comes to take on deeper material events begin to happen, we are called into certain circumstances and you begin to feel a new current, a new wave, a renewal, and something that you could never get into before: that all of your experiences helped set the stage to develop other resources, and this is an extraordinarily enrichening process.” Excerpted from the Call of the Ancestors Conference by our friend Alicia Schmoller
This is the ultimate goal of the healing process.
This is spirituality at work.
A recent analysis of past studies highlights the health benefits of music, dance, and art therapy.
On the whole, people with cancer who were assigned to creative arts treatments reported less depression, anxiety, and pain and a better quality of life during the programs than those who were put on a wait list or continued receiving usual care. For example, in one 2010 study, listening to half an hour of familiar music cut reported pain levels at least in half for 42 percent of hospitalized patients, while just eight percent of those in a comparison group saw relief.
I’ve experienced significant healing via artistic creativity.
See on www.psmag.com
There are different forms of mediation practice — among them Transcendental Meditation or “TM” (a Hollywood-approved technique heralded by David Lynch), Qigoing (a Chinese form of “energy healing”), and even yoga — all of which carry their own array of benefits; however mindfulness meditation is one of the more widely used, and most heavily researched methods.
Two years ago researchers at Justus Liebig-University in Giessen, Germany and Harvard Medical School integrated decades of existing research into a comprehensive conjectural report, which explains the various neurological and conceptual processes through which mindfulness mediation works (and which recent studies have continued to affirm.)
The report suggests that mindfulness meditation operates through a combination of several distinct mechanisms: attention regulation, body awareness, emotion regulation, and a change in perspective on the self. Each component is believed to assist us in various aspects of our lives, and when functioning together, the cumulative process claims to lend an enhanced capacity for “self-regulation” — the ability to control our own “thought, affect, behavior, or attention” (The loss of which has been cited as the cause of much psychological distress and suffering).
In other words, the researchers suggest that the practice allows us to develop a stronger command over the machinery of the mind, a dexterity which, according to a study released this week, stays with you long after you finish meditating.
See on www.theatlantic.com