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Posted in Healing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2010 by ellocogringo


“You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here”. – Max Ehrmann
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Centering involves more than emotional balance, it requires a harmony between mind, body, soul, environment and emotion. All elements must be addressed simultaneously. Toxicity must be removed. Health problems, in and of themselves cause emotional problems. Medication to treat them cause more problems.

You cannot aspire to emotional serenity while your health is keeping you mired in the mud. There is no quick fix, it requires resolve.”I’m going to do this thing”. Recognize gluttony for what it is. If you are overweight, lose it. Skip the scales, use the panty drop test, if your panties hit the floor, you’re heading in the right direction. Skip the diets, it’s not nice to fool mother nature. If it tastes good don’t eat it. Go hungry, your stomach will shrink to reflect the new reality. Check with the doctor to ensure proper nutrition. You’ll get your payback when you have to buy new panties.

Recognize sloth for what it is, take walks in the park and enjoy the beauty of nature. Recognize insecurity for what it is. Surround yourself with people who make you feel good. Recognize medication for what it is, usually a way to resolve symptoms that allow you to continue an unhealthy lifestyle in an unhealthy environment. Check with your doctor for non-medical solutions. Else, accept it. Recognize shame for what it is, we have been brainwashed into thinking pride is a sin.

The universe is incomplete without you. And above all, do not allow someone else to occupy rent free space in your mind. Do not allow anyone to hijack your goal of becoming who you are supposed to be, they are trying to pollute your mind.

Learn to bypass the canned answers you got in school and seek your own truth.

Love hard, laugh hearty and sleep well. Pursue a purpose greater than yourself. Be more than you can be. Accept yourself as you are.

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You can do this thing.

 

Keep in mind that the mind is a system within a system. Picture rubber bands attached to all of the elements of this system. If you move one element and release the pressure, it will snap back. Thus if you live in a toxic environment and try to become centered, you will keep snapping back to where you were. You must cut this rubber band to succeed.
You have been given a gift. Enjoy unwrapping it.

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Update

Posted in Healing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2010 by ellocogringo

 

Wetware 1.0 to 1.1

This is a major patch to wetware version 1.0 bringing it up to date (wetware 1.1). It provides protection against a major security hole. As the mind has no defense against spinout, this patch should be applied as soon as possible, to prevent suicides, going postal, depression and other problems.

The meme “Regroup” should be introduced into the curriculum at the earliest opportunity. A good point would be History. The concept “regroup” means gather resources, fall back and establish a defensive perimeter. Once the meme is firmly implanted, it can be activated in a session or lecture, such as “When you start to become overwhelmed, you need to regroup, and consider your options.” Even if the person doesn’t self-regroup, a counselor or therapist can use it as a “back door” to relieve the tension.  QD Fix

This patch provides a defended area of the mind for sanity to occur. Once established, it can be used as a bridgehead to address the underlying issues.

This whole thing raises severe ethical and security questions.

Imprinting

Posted in Healing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2010 by ellocogringo

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Imprinting

The Ghost in your Genes

I have made frequent references to imprinting.

Lattice – Block on constructivist thinking. Imposed by education to force conformist thinking.

Taboo – on pride. Imposed by religion and upbringing. Imposes subservience.

Centering – has been disrupted by the efforts of others to control us

Misogyny – Discourages “woman think”

Brain Fart – Combination of the above

Now I’ll discuss what I think is happening.  Please note, I could be wrong and am certainly incomplete. There is a critical period in a childs development when any input is accepted as truth, permanently.  This forms what I refer to as a Neuron Trellis that bypasses the thought process in emergency situations. It also forms a framework for social skills, language, mores etc. Once the critical period is past, a “prune and trim” operation is begun which reduces the number of brain cells from 300,000,000 in a child to around 100,000,000 in an adult.  (use ’em or loose  ’em)  So the neural pathways become “hard wired”  A concept which does not fit within this framework is impossible.  IE if we haven’t been imprinted with the language framework the concept of language is impossible to comprehend.  Or a spider will ALWAYS elicit a reflex.  Makes sense from an evolutionary point of view.  Anyone who didn’t have an uncontrolable urge to “be somewhere else quickly” would be removed from the gene pool if attacked by a lion.   A  pretty universal  imprint is the incest tabooA really good culprit in this would appear to be epigenitics, where decreased levels of cortisol trigger genetic changes which can be passed from generation to generation.  Also new research from Israel seems to indicate that injections of cortisol may be able to break the link.  The doctors at the VA are unaware of this. (start with part 4 where 1 year old kids are described with PTSD)

The Ghost in your Genes Part 1 2 3 4 5 Epigenetics – The new biology DNA is not destiny DNA Dimmer Short version; It may be possible to “fix” PTSD Gotta be careful what we tell our kids, it is forever. Psychological ramifications see here> Trauma Transformation Veterans

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Maslow

Posted in The Minds with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2010 by ellocogringo
ABRAHAM MASLOW
1908-1970
(Transcendent added)

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Maslow had a lot going for him. It’s a pity his view on psychology didn’t prevail over the reductionists. (Same with Einstein, the ABF has sure got this society screwed up)  I would change his “hierarchy of needs” to “hierarchy of perceived needs.” It is not possible to consider the needs of the individual without considering the environment. The “shortcuts” must be valid. IE the top down and bottom up must be “not inconsistent” with relation to the environment (family, society etc). Psychology, in general, treats the individual as being in a vacuum. The source force of the problem, rather than a balance between the individual and society. This is a three way balancing act: top down, bottom up and social interface. Also: it is not generally recognized that psychology is very ethnocentric, individual and situational. There is no solid ground to stand on from the outside. To find solid ground, it is necessary to get in the persons skull, and observe the problem from his point of view. Find out where he/she’s coming from. “Rufus May” is right on in this respect.

Excerpts; Maslowian self-actualization If you have significant problems along your development — a period of extreme insecurity or hunger as a child, or the loss of a family member through death or divorce, or significant neglect or abuse — you may “fixate” on that set of needs for the rest of your life. – fixate” isn’t the right word. As pointed out in the “Asperta Supra” paper, epigenetics will come center stage to the arena of mental “health” – walt  http://cogprints.org/6658/1/mdis12a.pdf It isn’t surprising, then, the world being as difficult as it is, that only a small percentage of the world’s population is truly, predominantly, self-actualizing. Maslow at one point suggested only about two percent! These people were reality-centered, which means they could differentiate what is fake and dishonest from what is real and genuine. They were problem-centered, meaning they treated life’s difficulties as problems demanding solutions, not as personal troubles to be railed at or surrendered to. And they had a different perception of means and ends. They felt that the ends don’t necessarily justify the means, that the means could be ends themselves, and that the means — the journey — was often more important than the ends. The self-actualizers also had a different way of relating to others. First, they enjoyed solitude, and were comfortable being alone. And they enjoyed deeper personal relations with a few close friends and family members, rather than more shallow relationships with many people. They enjoyed autonomy, a relative independence from physical and social needs. And they resisted enculturation, that is, they were not susceptible to social pressure to be “well adjusted” or to “fit in” — they were, in fact, nonconformists in the best sense. They had an hostile sense of humor — preferring to joke at their own expense, or at the human condition, and never directing their humor at others. They had a quality he called acceptance of self and others, by which he meant that these people would be more likely to take you as you are than try to change you into what they thought you should be. This same acceptance applied to their attitudes towards themselves: If some quality of theirs wasn’t harmful, they let it be, even enjoying it as a personal quirk. On the other hand, they were often strongly motivated to change negative qualities in themselves that could be changed. Along with this comes spontaneity and simplicity: They preferred being themselves rather than being pretentious or artificial. In fact, for all their nonconformity, he found that they tended to be conventional on the surface, just where less self-actualizing nonconformists tend to be the most dramatic. Further, they had a sense of humility and respect towards others — something Maslow also called democratic values — meaning that they were open to ethnic and individual variety, even treasuring it. They had a quality Maslow called human kinship or Gemeinschaftsgefühl — social interest, compassion, humanity. And this was accompanied by a strong ethics, which was spiritual but seldom conventionally religious in nature. And these people had a certain freshness of appreciation, an ability to see things, even ordinary things, with wonder. Along with this comes their ability to be creative, inventive, and original. And, finally, these people tended to have more peak experiences than the average person. A peak experience is one that takes you out of yourself, that makes you feel very tiny, or very large, to some extent one with life or nature or God. It gives you a feeling of being a part of the infinite and the eternal. These experiences tend to leave their mark on a person, change them for the better, and many people actively seek them out. They are also called mystical experiences, and are an important part of many religious and philosophical traditions. Maslow hoped that his efforts at describing the self-actualizing person would eventually lead to a “periodic table” of the kinds of qualities, problems, pathologies, and even solutions characteristic of higher levels of human potential. Over time, he devoted increasing attention, not to his own theory, but to humanistic psychology and the human potentials movement. Toward the end of his life, he inaugurated what he called the fourth force in psychology: Freudian and other “depth” psychologies constituted the first force; Behaviorism was the second force; His own humanism, including the European existentialists, were the third force. The fourth force was the transpersonal psychologies which, taking their cue from Eastern philosophies, investigated such things as meditation, higher levels of consciousness, and even parapsychological phenomena. Perhaps the best known transpersonalist today is Ken Wilber, author of such books as The Atman Project and The History of Everything. We also have the example of a number of people who were creative in some fashion even while in concentration camps. Trachtenberg, for example, developed a new way of doing arithmetic in a camp. Viktor Frankl developed his approach to therapy while in a camp. There are many more examples. These are needs that do not involve balance or homeostasis. Once engaged, they continue to be felt. In fact, they are likely to become stronger as we “feed” them! They involve the continuous desire to fulfill potentials, to “be all that you can be.” They are a matter of becoming the most complete, the fullest, “you” — hence the term, self-actualization. Ken Wilber was born on January 31, 1949 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In 1967, he enrolled as a pre-med student at Duke University,[2] and was almost immediately disillusioned with what science had to offer. He became inspired, like many of his generation, by Eastern literature, particularly the Tao Te Ching. He left Duke, enrolled in the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and completed a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology. In 1973, Wilber completed his first book, The Spectrum of Consciousness, in which he sought to integrate knowledge from disparate fields. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Wilber http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tao_Te_Ching I like him already – walt What no one can see is that we are in a post renaissance mindset. We need a renaissance II ie check out the observations, validate with experiment and THEN formulate a theory. – TPL walt I’m afraid you have seriously underestimated the stupidity of man. I snapped to the weirdness of the space/time continuum concept in highschool. By the time I was 19 I figured out that matter was composed of waves. Most if not all, physicists know this. Yet they continue to try to fit reality into their preconceived notion of what reality is, coming up with ridiculous illogic like string theory, membrane theory, dudecohedron TOE etc. There has not been an advance in understanding the universe since pythagoras. I have been trying to communicate this for 40 years to no avail. I find that once I call someone an idiot all the ambiance gets sucked out of the room. (I’m kind of obnoxious by nature)Even big AL only used math to demonstrate how it worked. BUT THE MATH IS NOT THE PHYSICS. If the math and reality disagree, the math is wrong, not reality. Space and time are merely the shadows of reality spoken of in plato’s cave. The C component of E=MC^2 is wrong if there is no space or time. I ran into a non-idiot psychologist and am at present working on a paper concerning this from a different perspective. The real problem is getting it past the idiots. It is just so damn obvious I can’t see why a plumber can’t see it, much less a physicist. I’m afraid you have seriously underestimated the stupidity of man. I snapped to the weirdness of the space/time continuum concept in highschool. By the time I was 19 I figured out that matter was composed of waves. Most if not all, physicists know this. Yet they continue to try to fit reality into their preconceived notion of what reality is, coming up with ridiculous illogic like string theory, membrane theory, dudecohedron TOE etc. There has not been an advance in understanding the universe since pythagoras. I have been trying to communicate this for 40 years to no avail. I find that once I call someone an idiot all the love seems toget sucked out of the room. (I’m kind of obnoxious by nature)  Even big AL only used math to demonstrate how it worked. BUT THE MATH IS NOT THE PHYSICS. If the math and reality disagree, the math is wrong, not reality. Space and time are merely the shadows of reality spoken of in plato’s cave. The C component of E=MC^2 is wrong if there is no space or time. I ran into a non-idiot psychologist and am at present working on a paper concerning this from a different perspective. The real problem is getting it past the idiots. It is just so damn obvious I can’t see why a plumber can’t see it, much less a physicist. el Loco Gringo, Nexialist.

Putting it all together

el Loco Gringo, Nexialist.


I picture myself as a butterfly flitting between the artificially constructed baskets the ABF likes to put things in seeking wisdom. PTIB Re-integrating a differentiated reality.  Defining what it means to have an uncrippled mind.  Identifying the characteristics of the Transcendent.    The more astute of you will notice the om symbol on the upper right.  It is the hindu symbol chosen by SAND (Science And Non Duality) conference.  (non-duality = non-idiot)  Walking among mankind is a tiny group of people called, depending on world view, non-idiots, transcendents, inclusional, buddha mind, nexialists, centered, aware, super-gifted or Bipolar manic/depressive (BMD). But they are few, so very few, and these few are being hunted down and shot up with dopazine, impalled, de-tenured, burnt at the stake depending on milieu.  Heileighn estimates .047%  Thats 141,000 in the US and most of them are institutionalized, shot up with dopazine or smarticide.  They are 3d popups in a 2d world, able to see the “big picture” and understand that man cannot exist without the understanding that he is part of a whole.

They have an insight that is desperately needed.

Perhaps most important, however, they understand the glorious potential of man.

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Theosophy

Posted in Healing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2010 by ellocogringo

Theosophy

Spiritual
Hierarchy

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A secular Religion

A doctrine of religious philosophy and metaphysics originating with Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831–91). In this context, theosophy holds that all religions are attempts by the “Spiritual Hierarchy” to help humanity in evolving to greater perfection, and that each religion therefore has a portion of the truth. Together with Henry Steel Olcott, William Quan Judge, and others, Blavatsky founded the Theosophical Society in 1875.

Another group that’s on the right track. Yet another valid perspective on life.

Shamans believe that disturbances can be treated in the luminous body or aura before they manifest in the body. The process provides techniques for assisting a client in shedding her/his past before those wounds manifest as illness. Some of this work is similar to Jungian analysis in that it works with archetypes and the mythical, but the effects are felt more quickly. Carol provides a short overview of depth psychology and describes how a shaman can intervene to remove negative patterns.

In the shamanic tradition the warrior who goes to battle loses that part of his persona that knows that killing is evil. When they return there is a disconnect between who they are and who they should be. This is known as PTSD. They have a yearning to be whole. A hole in the soul, if you will. It is the shaman’s duty to re-integrate the persona, to perform a “soul retrieval”

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Spiritual Emergence

Posted in Healing with tags , , , , on June 26, 2009 by ellocogringo
Stanislav Grof

“the movement of an individual to a more expanded way of being that involves enhanced emotional and psychosomatic health, greater freedom of personal choices, and a sense of deeper connection with other people, nature, and the cosmos. An important part of this development is an increasing awareness of the spiritual dimension in one’s life and in the universal scheme of things.” (Grof & Grof, 1990)
Grof distinguishes between two modes of consciousness: the hylotropic and the holotropic. The hylotropic refers to “the normal, everyday experience of consensus reality. The holotropic refers to states which aim towards wholeness and the totality of existence. The holotropic is charactistic of non-ordinary states of conscousness such as meditative, mystical, or psychedelic experiences. According to Grof, these non-ordinary states are often categorized by contemporary psychiatry as psychotic. Grof connects the hylotropic to the Hindu conception of namarupa (“name and form”), the separate, individual, illusory self. He connects the holotropic to the Hindu conception of Atman-Brahman, the divine, true nature of the self. Grof believes that the holotropic mode has been uniquely de-emphasized in the modern West:
All the cultures in human history except the Western industrial civilization have held holotropic states of consciousness in great esteem. They induced them whenever they wanted to connect to their deities, other dimensions of reality, and with the forces of nature. They also used them for diagnosing and healing, cultivation of extrasensory perception, and artistic inspiration. They spent much time and energy to develop safe and effective ways of inducing them.
Grof connects modern man’s inability to fully and honestly grapple with his psychic conflicts to the contemporary ecological crisis:
In the last few decades, it has become increasingly clear that humanity is facing a crisis of unprecedented proportions. Modern science has developed effective measures that could solve most of the urgent problems in today’s world–combat the majority of diseases, eliminate hunger and poverty, reduce the amount of industrial waste, and replace destructive fossil fuels by renewable sources of clean energy. The problems that stand in the way are not of economical or technological nature. The deepest sources of the global crisis lie inside the human personality and reflect the level of consciousness evolution of our species.


DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SPIRITUAL EMERGENCEAND SPIRITUAL EMERGENCY

To: Mr Mike

Setting aside for the moment I consider PTSD to be a counterfeit concept. Wow! good on ya. It seems to me that a flashback is just the right mind making a correlation to a past event with relevance and rebelling at the insanity. Why is that a disease? It is a righteous anger. You have responded in a sane manner to an insane situation in a forbidden manner. It is a spiritual emergence. Anger is what impels us to action to right wrongs. The suppression of anger is what society is all about. It creates a pressure cooker which eventually “pops”. The suppression of our connectedness with the world is how hyper males control society. Your normal sheepdog instincts have become dominant, as they are supposed to be. You are sane, society is psychotic.

Rejoice, you have been freed. allow your right mind to revel, but remember, it ain’t too bright. Make sure your left mind determines if action is appropriate. But let it impel you to tilt at windmills. You are now a 3d pop-up in a 2d world.

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