Stress results from your perception of events—how you react to situations. What is stressful to you might not be stressful to someone else and vice versa. You weren’t born with any more stress-prone genes than the next person. In the end, it all amounts to attitude.
Research has shown that busy businesspeople who have less stressful lives than others have high self-esteem, think the world is worthwhile, believe they can influence events around them and tend to see change and problems as opportunities. These attitudes don’t eliminate stress as much as they seem to defuse it.
Consider your stress buttons. What causes you to be agitated? What makes you angry? What frustrates you? When does that tension begin to creep in? Make a list of all the stresses in your life and if the cause isn’t apparent, attempt to find it. If you become stressful every time you have a deadline, maybe it goes back to a childhood incident. Your fourth-grade teacher reprimanded and embarrassed you, which programmed an automatic anxiety response you are still carrying. Sometimes just knowing the cause is enough to alleviate the effect. If not, use this knowledge for reprogramming.
Peace and Light,
Once there was a man on a long journey who came to a river. He said to himself: “This side of the river is very difficult and dangerous to walk on and the other side seems easier and safer, but how shall I get across?” He built himself a raft out of branches and reeds and safely crossed the river. Then he thought to himself: “This raft has been very useful to me in crossing the river; I will not abandon it to rot on the bank, but will carry it along with me.” Thus he voluntarily assumed an unnecessary burden. Can this man be called a wise man?
This parable teaches that even a good thing, when it becomes an unnecessary burden, should be thrown away; much more so if it is a bad thing.
Meditate upon the things you are carrying on your back that are not necessary. This includes even such things as useless and unnecessary discussions. Consider the changes in your life that would lighten your load and allow you to proceed at a brisker, freer pace.
Peace and Light,
Patience means holding back in your inclination to express your emotions when somebody upsets you or makes you angry, or when something causes you to become fearful. Don’t repress or frustrate yourself. Just take a deep breath and go into a calm internal space and be patient long enough to logically consider your response.
Ask yourself: How do I respond in my best interest? Don’t attempt to be right, don’t act irrationally and don’t say things you will regret later. The idea is to win the game. Consider nothing else.
The young martial arts student is taught to keep his mind like calm water because in the reflection he will perceive everything within striking range. The student also learns that anger muddies the water, increases his odds of losing and puts him at a distinct disadvantage because he can no longer think clearly.
Practice being patient when you are inclined to extreme emotions, such as anger, fear, adoration and anxiety. Connect your index finger and thumb in the circular “mudra” position as a reminder to be patient when you are tempted to act or speak too fast.
Peace and Light,
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Conflict results from wanting something your way and not getting it. the sure way to attain peace of mind is to be concerned only with joyful giving, without expectations, and to let go of attachment.
No one other than yourself can give you anything, advice or material goods that will result in lasting peace and satisfaction. Peace of mind comes from viewpoint—how you view what you do and what happens in your life. You and you alone can choose to view life as a hostile separateness or a tranquil oneness.
Metaphysicians believe that peace is the door to the inner kingdom of God. From this moment on, thoughout your day, stop and remember to experience peace. Breathe deeply and take a few moments to relax and feel peaceful. Ask yourself, “What at this moment is lacking?” The more you do this the more peaceful you will become. Look at the things in your life that create turmoil and consider how you can stop judging and blaming. Let go of your expectations of approval or control. Accept what is and detach from the negativity by letting it flow though you without affecting you.
Peace and Light,
In my private sessions I work with Higher Self. Your Higher Self is the collective awareness of all that has ever been, all that is and all that can potentially be—the Oneness. When you successfully access your Higher Self, you have all knowledge at your mental fingertips. You have an awareness of your past lives and the present, as it relates to you or anyone else you care to psychically know. How could this be? Simply, you are accessing the totality—the entire energy gestalt named, “God.”
Meditate upon accessing your Higher Self. Deepen your altered state by vividly imagining yourself ascending higher and higher, walking up a stairway through the clouds, or flying up until you have transcended levels of consciousness and find yourself in this all-knowing level of mind. In the Higher Self you will feel balance and harmony and will be at peace with yourself, the world and everyone in it. Call out to your own Spirit Guides and Masters and ask them to assist you in attaining the awareness you seek in the form of visualizations, inner knowledge or through thought language—ask a question out loud or silently in your mind and wait for a returning thought.
You can obtain answers you seek through your Higher Self—blocks in your life, issues you are dealing with, people you’re having problems with. Working together with spirit though your Higher Self is a much more peaceful way of living. This is how Roberta and I live our lives and this is what I teach my seminar participants and clients.
Peace and Light,
The following article is an excerpt from Dick’s new “MEDITATION 74-Minute Course on CD.” The actual course includes considerably more information and a complete meditation session.
To understand the true nature of reality and the potential of meditation, I would like to being by exploring our multidimensionality and the interrelatedness of all things. We’re all familiar with the Physical Domain, this is our known world of three-dimensional physical reality and the five senses. It consists of material objects with firm boundaries, and it appears to move through time from the past to the present to the future. This level of existence is governed by cause and effect.
The next level of existence is called the Quantum Domain which opens the door to a larger reality. We have to begin with an exploration of the mind. According to brain/mind researchers, the mind is not a thing ... but is instead a process that runs parallel to physical processes in the brain. Or, maybe our mind is inside of us and outside of us at the same time. I’ll explain what I mean.
Joseph McMoneagle was once the top remote viewer for the CIA. For years, he and many others used altered-state mind-projection techniques to gather data for the United States Government. In his book, Mind Trek¸ McMoneagle says, “Some will argue that the mind resides in the brain because that is where some believe we store all the information we know. However, as a remote viewer, I will categorically state that is not necessarily true. I collect, analyze, and report information every day that I have never read, seen, or known prior to the experiment. It would seem that my mind is collecting it from somewhere else. “
McMonegale goes on to state that there is a somewhere else ... and our minds not only have access to it, but may in fact at least partially reside within it.
I realize not everyone knows about the CIA’s remote-viewing division, but it’s now general knowledge for those desiring to learn more on the Web or through the many books written about the experiments. Basically, remote viewing amounts to trained viewers gathering data of value to the intelligence community.
Okay ... back to brain and mind: Your brain is your hard wiring and through it you receive information regarding physical reality. But your brain alone cannot access your spiritual side, or non-physical reality. Your mind is required for this. So, you have two tools for collecting information, with the mind being the higher-functioning tool. Your brain runs the autonomic functions of your body, regulating everything that is not chemically self-regulating. But your brain can be overridden by your mind.
Bio-feedback and monitoring has established that your mind can control your blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, and even healing rates. And in light of the remote viewing results and experiments I’ve run for years in my own seminars, your brain gets new data from within you while it is also attaining information from outside physical reality .... from somewhere else.
Research on Near-Death Experiences also supports the mind being inside of us and outside of us at the same time by transcending physical consciousness. In such situations the experience often takes place during a medical emergency or as the result of an accident. Someone may have suddenly died with all brain-wave activity ceasing. But when brought back to life, they report of witnessing the entire ordeal, while floating above their body. Often they can relate conversations between the doctors and nurses.
Okay, now before further exploring mind potentials of quantum domain, let’s look at what is known about the brain. I know you’ve heard of the left brain, right brain differences. Left brain is considered the logical dominant hemisphere. It’s concerned with the details of life—speech and organization.
The non-dominant right hemisphere focuses more upon an overview. This is the intuitive, creative side of your personality. It’s comfortable with paradox and does not require logical assumptions to follow a course of action. Those “hunches” you experience come from the right side of your brain .... and maybe this is somehow related to a connection to your mind, which is receiving information from somewhere else.
The book I have promised everyone should be out this year. I want to share one chapter of what I feel is a powerful book based on Roberta and I working together for the past eight years, using her skills and my Spirit Contact Therapy™.
CHAPTER TITLE: TWO KARMIC WHEELS
Have you ever noticed, that some of the most deserving people seem to avoid karmic retribution more often than not? You watch them do things and think, “Wow, he’s going to have karma to pay for doing that!” But you notice that he doesn’t seem to have to pay the piper. You think to yourself, “If I had done that, my karma would have come due the following week.”
My wife Roberta mentioned her instant-karma whenever she lost her patience while driving. Straight away she finds herself behind a slow driver; or when she is frustrated with something going on, her guide has gently reminded her it will bother her until it doesn’t. On the opposite side, a couple people we know who are sociopaths seem to be living the high life without consequences for their actions.
Not too long ago, Roberta began to question my whole concept of Karma because she wondered why “all the good people,” as she described them, seemed have their actions come back to them within a very short period of time and how the worst among us were not faced with their consequential tests sometimes for years. Her Spirit Guide pointed out that “the good people” were on a different Karmic Wheel than “the bad people.” There are, in fact, two sets of laws that govern Karma; one that is centered around love and the other, fear.
New information entering your mind supersedes previous information of a similar nature. Once a pathway has been established in you brain, the information it contains will remain unless or until new information overrides the old.
For example, while horseback ride, you fall off and hurt yourself. If that is the end of your equestrian experience, you have been programmed negatively. Instructors know this and always urge new riders to climb back on the horse immediately after fall off. This is an innate, organic process that does not require your conscious attention or active participation because the basic processes of the brain are in an endless state of growth and reorganization.
This awareness can be used in altered-state programming because your subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between a fantasy and a real event. If perhaps you suffer from a fear of crowds, go into meditation and vividly imagine yourself being perfectly relaxed while in a crowd. Your mind will accept this as reality and invoke the Law of Experience. After a few weeks or months, you will overcome the old fearful programming.
Peace and Light,
Because life has become so complicated, many people seek to simplify their existence in order to escape some of their pressures. It is comparatively easy to have few possessions and to be content with less. Many saints and gurus have chosen this path. But outward simplification isn’t an answer unless you can change inwardly.
Your mind is a complicated network of interlocking and timeworn beliefs that are creating your current reality. When you can attain freedom from these beliefs you will experience simplicity, because what you are internally always manifests externally. As a simple person you would see much more directly than a complicated person, and you would become more sensitive to your surroundings, to the world, and to the problems that must be resolved.
One example of simplifying a problem in your life would be to find a simple solution to a problem that you have not been able to find a solution to. In our lives, Roberta, having been a chef, wants to cook nutritious meals for us but found that she didn’t have the time with everything else she was doing. Our first solution was to go out to eat, sometimes two times a day. This idea ended up costing her more time, so her initial solution was still complicating her life. Lily, Roberta’s Guide pointed her to an ad for organic meal home-delivery, which ended up being a very simple solution for us.
Krisnamurti said, “Our problems—social, environmental, political, religious—are so complex that we can solve them only by being simple, not by becoming extraordinarily erudite and clever.”
What is one thing you can do today to make your life simplier?
Peace and Light,
New beginnings are always a step into the unknown. Your present environment may be one of chaos and total confusion, but it will evolve into a state of peace and growth. More than ever, this is a time to maintain your principles and draw upon your awareness of higher knowledge. Deal with your problems one at a time and act on the most important considerations first. There is no need to feel overpowered. You have the power and ability to resolve the disorder and establish a superior situation in the future.
New beginnings are an ideal time to move from an attached mind to a detached one. The vast majority of people on this planet live out their lives knowing only the attached mind, which fluctuates from positive to negative as outside conditions change—from happiness and joy down through neutrality, to the basement of emotions: depression, anger, hostility and fear.
A detached mind allows fluctuation only from positive to neutral as outside conditions change. You accept all the joy and happiness life has to offer, but your state of mind drops no further than neutral because you understand you can’t control others or manipulate unalterable realities.
May peace and light be with us all,