Thomas Jefferson understood that all authentic education is liberating and essential to a healthy Democracy. Patrick Henry voiced his own depth of commitment to freely receiving his life lessons when he said, “Give me liberty or give me death.” So many students feel frustrated and stifled in their education. They fear stagnation and stunning of their personal growth by adults. Much of the available education of teachers and parents emphasizes “control of students in the home and in the classrooms away from home.”
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
The greatest thing in all our education is learning to be your own teacher while you are still the student. Then you can say silently in your heart to everyone you meet, “Thank you for letting me be my own teacher.” This is the essence of generous exchange. Once expressed within you as the student and teacher, it may be shared with everyone you meet.
Dr. Darryl Pokea
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Depression is a sign that things are not healthy in the mind, but you cannot merely replace it by frantically by keeping busy or ignoring your mind affecting your body. You can look at all the illusions and misperceptions in the mind through meditation and contemplation and then let go of them to make new space for Light to re-place the spaces they used to occupy in your mind and body.
Dr. Darryl Luke Pokea
Without continual discovery process and ever renewing thoughts of exploration, consciousness begins a slow death in the mind and the body. The waters of our emotion, that keep us all in learning motion are becoming stagnant ponds in our schools. As teachers and parents, we must come to realize that all our balanced very human emotions are mirrored in our many diverse voices. Those emotions and their voice must not be congested or unhealthy minds and bodies result. With healthy emotional expression and clear voice, we must be present for the full natural flow of learning whenever we speak and listen to each other and teach our children, while listening to them and learning. We must be willing to share our deepest insights and gifts allowing interactive exchange through our five senses to support natural comprehensive whole brain learning. These features must minimally be present with equal free expression from everyone to learn our many life lessons with and through one another.
The lessons naturally flow more easily, and they expand geometrically in even more authentic dialogues, liberating thoughts and heart-filled actions. Through these exchanges, enlightened teachers and parents humbly realize that their role with their students and children are constantly interchanging. The perceived teacher and parent is also a student and child. The perceived child and student is also a parent and teacher. Flexible role exchange infinitely occurs in consciousness. The process generates creative thoughts, visceral understanding, and “ease” in learning to implement life’s lessons.
The Creator in infinite wisdom gave us Creation, where perpetual motion and exchange, dynamically invites everyone to be teachers and students with each other. In all our interactions that include those with animals, plants and the planet Earth who hosts us, we may fully partake in the loving dance and rhythms of self-discovery. We are here to learn to recognize the Light of the Creator in One an Other and all Creation. Then as a species we will truly return to living the words: One for All and All for One through our equality expressed as One Nation Under God.
This Ever-Changing Paradigm is forever expanding, as is the UniVerse, of which we are a part of as we value Infinite Learning as human beings.
True Democracy fundamentally embraces education for everyone. Its principles support the health of the citizens of any planet with its many diverse nations and cultures. True democracy never gives the order, “stop!” to the infinite motion of healthy change and exchange.” As citizens of planet Earth, we cannot fall into the trap of saying, “everyone, stop!! and listen only to my way of learning or my way of worshipping the Creator.” These are forms of terrorism and the antithesis of both Democracy and Creation.
For our full participation in the evolution of the Universe, we must fully engage our very human intrinsic freedom that was given to each of us by the Creator. This is the gift of every human being’s free spirit, manifest in mind and body in our daily exercising our freedom to choose. When we ignore the many expressions of free spirit, egregious errors are made through ignorance manifest in poor choices that inhibit future choice and personal growth. Poor choice inhibits freedom and starts freedom spiraling away from our being when we misuse it Even in our mistakes in the ill-treatment of freedom can teach us if we openly acknowledge them and make commitments not to repeat them. Each of our spirits will guide us through the recovery and return us to real learning and discovery.
Jeffersonian Democracy held education as its highest value for all citizens. Education is intricately interwoven with freedom as a sacred fundamental value. The time is now for Democracy to be fully renewed and expanded in all our lesson plans. It is consistent with valuing the ever-changing “Uni-Verse,” now with a new paradigm to yet be learned, “One Planet Under God.” Together, all enlightened teachers and parents recognize the Light in all the students and children, our future leaders. We illuminate each other when we recognize each other’s many Lights by understanding that everyone, both adults and children are constantly interacting in motions and emotions. They must always be freely exchanged for healthy minds and healthy bodies to freely emerge in life’s many classrooms.
I recently witnessed a stressed teacher very irritated by a class who was talking while she, herself, was talking in a stressful way and not really teaching. Many of our teachers vent their own life pain on their students and expect them to become containers for that pain. In the absence of any real exchange, she raised her voice and said “I guess I’ll have to start being really mean to quiet you down. I can be the Wicked Witch of the West if I have to.” A student responded in a clear tone voice, “I don’t think that will help anything.” The talking in the class momentarily stopped with this student’s wise words. Many in the class through their silence may have recognized that this student’s voice was wisdom from the Creator coming through her firm but gentle spirit. It is our truly loving spirit that is most attuned to the essence of the Creator’s Spirit anytime it expressed through any one of us.
Though the teacher tried to ignore the student’s comment, the momentary silence came about in the natural flow of attentive learning. The teacher could not be with that silence and let go of her role of teacher to receive her lessons from this student This student was attempting to teach her and the whole class. The teacher would not allow this exchange of student and teacher roles and she soon began talking again even more harshly than before. She, the licensed, assigned teacher, was oblivious to learning and understanding that she might be creating the situation. Creativity and real learning are gifts from the Creator through each of our spirits and it may come from anyone of us, any time.
From still another perspective we might consider that the student was trying to teach the teacher by representing a sentiment (emotion) “Energy Motion” and lesson within the entire class: the lesson that respect is chosen, not forced by way of legitimate power. The personal power of this student illustrated that the power of love is omni-present, if we let it be and flow. The teacher interrupted that flow of firm love in the class by resuming her forced, but licensed ego power. She could not see with her eyes (I’s) the flickers of Light in the eyes of all her students in that moment of teaching silence. The assigned teacher was blinded in her own power and her demand that she be their only teacher. She was even willing to become the “Wicked Witch of the West,” to insist on everyone’s attention in that role. Our representatives in a democracy are supposed to serve and represent our sentiments so they may pass laws that truly manifest the bettering of mind body health in each of our states and for the entire nation. This too must always be remembered in keeping legitimate power healthy and attuned to the collective mind of a nation’s people and everyone’s own personal power in that nation. If we ignore the light in one, we may be beginning to ignore part of our Creator’s teaching us. When this happens, Creation itself is wounded throughout the planet in the Creativity present through the voices of its many people.
So often we simply do not see what we do to one another with all our “I’s” blinding our eyes. We are creatures with five senses and when we have one or more of them consciously perceiving moment-to moment, dynamic healthy learning takes place with no harm coming to anyone.
“Where love rules there is no will to power, and where power dominates, love is lacking.” – Carl Gustav Jung
When the ego expresses its illusions in its many types of “I’s”
It closes our eyes to the power of love.
Even when others ignore the light in our eyes or try to close our eyes to what we truly know within our spirits, we need not worry. Any liberating thoughts and words are aligned with the Creator who wishes us to learn about liberty mentally and viscerally in ourselves through each our given gifts of free will “Conation” ( from Kathleen Kolbe’s Insights about us in her book, The Conative Connection. )
All liberating thoughts and words take us into full active motion because of their power of love. They travel powerfully in motion and emotion around the entire planet and cannot be stopped. They enter the minds and hearts of those who are receptive, and this too is beyond what legitimate power given to representatives can control. Our representatives too must do their very best, because they may also be participants in the power of love from the Creator and its many expressions through, we the people.
Jefferson understood this in embracing both his joyful and painful experiences in life, accompanied by his insights in understanding his own mind and body. He accepted the full range of healthy human emotions that came to him as he and other visionaries shared their wisdom in designing a healthy democracy. As the Declaration of Independence and words of our US Constitution are truly followed, he knew that healthy democratic process would be evolving. He knew that the power of personal freedom and the love of liberty by everyone that accompanies any healthy Democracy manifests “freely.” He knew that the process could never be stopped for any of us in our evolution as we, the people, the citizens of planet earth.
We may recall and acknowledge how much Jefferson understood the core of our very human nature created by the Creator. He understood that the Creator gave us the gift of free will and the untainted power to love one another through our truly loving human spirits. Jefferson knew that real democracy would do everything it could to preserve these natural inalienable rights given by the Creator to everyone. Jefferson continued to actively represent these principles until his last breath. All of our forefathers and foremothers lived these principles and dedicated their lives fully supporting these fundamental matters of democracy.
Perhaps in 1776 they were setting in motion their visionary talk of mind and visceral walk with body, many future motions in Democracy for the entire planet. With great emotion, (“energy of motion”) they encouraged these intense motions (spirit guided actions) in our species evolution towards even deeper paradigms that perhaps someday we may call “Cosmocracy.” In this paradigm we begin to recognize what we think we have developed for our own planet, already is, in all being and matter throughout the entire Universe. This is the same” Uni-Verse” we were given by our visionary forefathers and foremothers in the early days of what we referred to as “One Nation Under God. With Liberty and Justice for All.” The “All” may be understood that our species’ entire world was to participate in union with all solar systems, galaxies, and the entire Universe, or as theoretical physicists are suggesting, “Multi-Verse” (Uni-Verses within one another.)
Everyone can learn from everyone else, even when there is intense or diverse opinion and seemingly, unrelenting negativity. An open mind and genuine acceptance of diversity and disagreement, lessen the chances of polarized opposition to one another.
Einstein taught us that the problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them. Do we want to keep repeating our mistakes in harshly judging each other?
We need each other’s balanced thoughts together in our diversity to get out of the mess we’re in. Out of imbalance comes balance, so even in hearing and observing another’s imbalanced thoughts and witnessing their destructive behaviors, we ourselves may come into even greater balance within. If we attempt to cope by ignoring them rather than calling them to task about their imbalance effects on everyone, we also may end up avoiding some of the deepest lessons in balance by forgetting that they can be great teachers on how not to behave.
Mahatma Gandhi said,
“I know a way out of hell.”
There is a way out of the self-produced vicious cycles that any one of us can be entrapped in by not loving ourselves or others, one and the same, as we are all very human beings together on this planet to learn from each other’s mistakes and love each other as we learn to love ourselves.
In this way, properly connected to our spirit even an innocent chronologically young seven-year-old may know what to do if they listen to their guiding spirit. We are all continually deciding who has something to teach us and when we may offer and share our own life learning lessons ourselves as both teacher and student. These teacher and student roles may interchange as quickly as all the moment-to-moment thoughts and feelings in our daily living experience. In a climate of welcoming invitation, the exchange of authentic dialogue, teaching, and genuine learning take place. When any of life’s many classrooms have climate controls that force, “dis-ease” of mind and body begins. Learning matters are diminished when they are delivered and driven by force. The disease created through excessive control may remain in memory as poisons in our mind also contained as toxic matters in our body. Though a person may continue to adapt when freedoms are abused in harsh learning climates, the wounds remain and are difficult to clear without complete forgiveness through the cleansing spirit within all our children, adolescent, and adult classrooms.
An adult client, who was dying of cancer, met with me for therapy in her final preparation for death. She was one of my teachers about the many matters of mind, body, and spirit while I was her therapist. The cancer in her body had metastasized throughout her intestines. When I met with her and measured each of her hand temperatures, she showed a seventeen-degree lower temperature in her left hand than her right. The discrepancy was also manifest in lower left foot temperature, but not as extreme. We gently explored this in therapy, and she shared with me that she was naturally left-handed but was forced to learn to write with her right hand. She explained to me that when she was learning to write at age seven, a nun hit her left hand with a ruler while screaming at her “WRONG! BAD! Use your RIGHT hand”. My client remembered crying when the nun did this repeatedly.
Alan Watts said,
“The power of memories and expectations is such that for most human beings, the past and the future are not as real, but rather more real than the present.”
John Trudell, a Native American, said
“The Past is more than a memory”
How loud does a child have to cry to get the teacher to listen to the hurt they inflict? How much physical and emotional pain does there have to be before we learn to listen to each other? Does being in the role of a teacher or parent give us the freedom to self-righteously impose our own mind-sets on one another that even hurt each other’s bodies? When we truly do not know, is there anything else we can humbly as teachers besides standing there and saying, “no.” These are questions that parents, educators, administrators and legislators must ask.
My client felt that these moments with her first-grade teacher led to her feeling that the left side of her body was “bad” “evil”, “not right.” In a forced, harsh, linear climate of learning, generated by this first grade teacher, she was taught that her natural process of discovery and skill acquisition in left-handedness, was Wrong!! Her naturally kinesthetic (motion) discovery was not respected and disrupted with a flood of hateful emotions from the teacher. All her wounds emotionally carried into her adult life and over time became physically manifested. In a mind body perspective, we could say that her teacher’s mind and emotional “dis-ease” had become a cancer in her own body over time.
Emotional wounds, and unresolved stressful conflicts weaken both our mind and our body, (Psychoneuroimmunology = Psycho (Mind), Neuro (Neurophysiology) + Immunology (Functions of our Immune System) speaks to this process) Daily, the teaching nun would glare at her if she even moved unconsciously in picking up anything with her left hand. In her very vulnerable state of learning as a child, she was conditioned to obey this teacher who was given license to release her own prejudices and block this child’s natural proclivity in left-handedness. We must keep in mind that all cycles of abuse reflect the abuser once having been victim and squashed by previous adult teachers and parents. We can only speculate on what happened to this adult nun teacher as a victim of abuse, now turned abuser, herself. We can clearly see that her own unprocessed pain surfaced in her classroom towards my client. With the attitude of self-righteousness, that every one of us must learn to temper, profound rejection of natural diversity and wide range of human learning styles in this teacher’s classroom, did irreparable damage in an innocent child, now my client.
This led my client into a dark corridor of learning a cacophony and cascades of maladaptive behaviors, many of which continued to her death. She told me that she had never enjoyed writing from this early school incident. She commented that she particularly hated creative writing in her high school English classes, though she was very articulate in her expressions to me during our time in therapy together.
Teachers, parents, administrators, legislators, and virtually everyone, can become trapped by wounds of poor adult teachers in our childhood or the wounds we inflict on one another in adulthood… Any of us can fall victim and become prisoners of our childhood, imprisoning others, rather than freeing others in our adulthood. In a climate of such rigidity, unhealed emotional wounds and emotionally congested thoughts and actions, go against our true nature and everyone else’s nature. They can, even become manifest in destructive actions and particles against Creation and Creativity, as expressed through nature all around us, as given to us by the Creator. Polluting thoughts, actions and all their accompanying toxins are ignored, and then, the poisoning of each other and our planet, Mother Earth, who host us, where all matter is damaged by insane, selfish craving thoughts and driven ruthless actions.
I am grateful to the Buddhist monks who practice Laya Yoga, that leads to the Prakrti Laya (“dissolving the matter” as a state of consciousness describe in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Native peoples and others among us around our planet, through a variety of religious experience and rituals, also have this conscious intent within each their cultures to dissolve what harm we have done to one another and the planet, Mother Earth (Gaia) who hosts us.
Perhaps our health care system needs a reprioritizing in that good mental health leads to prevention of education’s ills and assists us in preventive medicine. Legislators in listening to the wisdom of that comes through their spirits must listen to our population’s strong emotions and make legislative motions that truly change our current educational and health care systems. Otherwise, they are agents of force acting out their own unresolved issues on all of us people. We the people gave them our gift of legitimate power to represent our personal power. They must not abuse the gift by only giving gifts to some of the people. The must return the gift through their service to All the People as Citizens of Planet Earth.
In my client her natural neurological development was damaged because every authentic teacher and parent ,must first, “know thy self” and freely choose not to pass on their own erroneous belief systems, prejudices, and unresolved emotional conflicts to others. Without careful and caring monitoring of ourselves, we will make choices that needlessly destroy the developmental portions of the mind and body in our students, before they have had their potentials develop. Every one of us must each “know thy self” so we can truly know and learn from other self.
In a free Democracy we all must be responsible in our responses and be careful, caring, and conscious. The nun may have seen herself as doing so, but she was blinded by all of her “I’s” clouding any real sightedness, coming from her sensory eyes. She could no longer recognize in herself, that her talk, had nothing to do with the Creator’s walk or with any of Spirit’s walk with each of us in our many paths. It is important that we recognize the immediate symptom, that can occur in any of us when we talk about something to each other, but fail to implement in our daily walk.
Students share with me their concerns when I occasionally substitute teach to stay attuned. They experience the lack of careful, caring, consciousness from their teachers and parents. Perhaps this explains why there is much acting out in our schools with so many young people manifesting their dis-eases so early in their mind and body.
Democratic Freedom Necessary for Mind Body Health.
A psychophysiological (mind body) perspective adds to our understanding of what began from a contagious mind disease and became physical disease that ended my client’s life. Vasoconstriction (closing off blood vessels) on the left side of my client’s body was induced by a combination of indoctrination (mind) coupled with intense emotional (body) rejection by her teacher. In time, cancer cells formed in her left ovary representing her wounded suppressed feminine center of creativity. Cancer cells make their own vascular tree (blood vessels) to support their maladaptive disconnection from the whole body as if they are so special. and separate from the whole body. They make their own blood vessels and selfish supply of blood, among the 50 trillion healthy cells of each our bodies, that ends up destroying the very bodies that host them.
We do not have to act like cancer cells to one another or to the planet, Mother Earth who hosts us.
We can remember in our Consciousness, that each cell in our body, is its own entity, its own eco-system, its own Earth from which we came.
This amplified cognitive dissonance (conflict, polarization, duality) in her mind and was intensified more by repetitive physical pain in her body as her left hand was hit with a ruler. Clinically, we can see how from a very early age she simply ceased fully living in the left side of her body. Freedom truly must flow in our blood to the entire body equally. Or imbalance results. Legislators must keep in their minds all the time, so they do not pass laws that violate natural psychophysiological laws in nature. Each time the teacher’s thought missiles were projected (fired) and forced into her mind she began to think that her left side was bad, “not right.” Over-time the unresolved mental, emotional, and physical wounds lead to even deepest physical ones. As this is understood in health care real preventative integrated medicine can begin deeper physical ones that expressed in more and more vasoconstriction (arteries squeezing shut blood flow) mirroring her fears of rejection by her teacher physically illustrated by the seventeen-degree hand temperature difference.
She was not allowed her natural free kinesthetic motion in learning to move her left hand as freely as her right. Even her circulation was no longer allowed to move freely on that same side of her body. Teachers often stifle the free movement of thought in their students as well by not allowing sufficient time for exploration, discussion of their ideas and experiential physical understandings. When you feel forced by a system to study only for the test, real learning, in this author’s view is stifled. Many teachers, administrators, parents, and legislators simply do not realize what they can do to their children and students. Democracy and the freedoms its supports exist everywhere. It is in our blood that we must have blood supply flowing freely to every part of our body. It is in our physical brain that allows for the free flow of thoughts and emotions. It is in our very nature. No wonder a Master Teacher in his Infinite Wisdom said we could remember him by saying the words This is My Body, This is My Blood. are the Carriers of Free will of the Creator in every one of us. The ultimate carriers of the Creator’s Spirit through each of our spirits into our Minds and Bodies in the simple ritual of eating, drinking, and daily nourishment of ourselves. Fast food promoters may be moving too fast to recognize this, but as we slow down and reflect, we begin to understand at the speed of light.
All adults, parents, teachers, administrators, and legislators must consciously be aware of their own tolerance for diversity and wide variety of learning styles. When we cannot tolerate diversity because we have not faced our own wounds and healed ourselves, it is easily passed into our children and students’ minds and bodies. While this may appear to be the norm we witness now in our schools, we adults have the responsibility and authority to change it by conscious awareness of what we are doing to one another and our children each time we are intolerant of diversity. All adult teachers and parents must be sufficiently aware of themselves, so they do not pass on to their students that which they do not wish to deal within in themselves. “Know thyself” is a responsibility all of us have in all our responses to the students. None of us as teachers and parents can put ourselves on the pedestal. We must be sensitive to the Zeigarnik effect” within ourselves. This effect is that uncompleted or unresolved tasks are remembered more than resolved ones. Likewise, we are all accountable one way or another in what we do to one another.
It is not so simple for a parent, teacher, or adult to say with all their talk, “I care.” They must fully do the walk in all their mind, body, and spirit. Parroting words does not get life’s lessons across as they also must be mirrored in daily living actions and viscerally shown in our body’s actions. So many incongruent (inconsistent) daily living matters are passed onto our young people destroying authentic relaxed learning and damaging the minds and bodies, coming from those they are trying to love and please as teachers and parents. When we point fingers at the students and blame them, we ignore what we ourselves are doing to one another as adults and passing on to our children and one another as we are all students.
Both humility and humor may be required as we look at all the hubris and humus, we adults have created among ourselves. We do not have to keep marketing fertilizer (hubris and humus) and call it teaching, parenting or legislation in what is supposed to better Democracy. our health care. We may humbly and wisely return all that fertilizer to the soil for our gardens as our plants with the earth know better than us, how to recycle it.
The early experience of my client may seem extreme, but I have myself witnessed many variations of rigid thoughts and punitive hidden controls passed on to students in our schools both subtly and overtly passed on to students in our schools. Inflexible thoughts with defensive emotions inhibit any excellent teacher not only in their communicating lessons in the matters of the mind, but also in the matters of the body. With the teaching profession now considered second to emergency medical workers in stress, is it any wonder why there is a teaching shortage, and some of our best teachers are leaving? To be a teacher you are minimally required to attend a college education program. In contrast we must also ask, what is the only requirement for becoming a parent?
When I asked my client where the cancer began in her body, she told me that the doctors felt that it originated in her left ovary and then quickly spread to her right ovary and then metastasized throughout all the organs in the same vicinity. If we give full reverence to understanding that a woman’s ovaries may be viewed as one of the physical resonators of her feminine creativity, we can also appreciate why my client would find creative writing in her English class so conflicted. She was cut off from her creativity (left hand as right brain kinesthetic expression at such a young age. Her entire mind and body were contaminated by her teacher’s unprocessed prejudice within human diversity expressed in left-handedness.
What the mind focuses upon truly matters. These matters start from the moment we are here in a body as physical matter. Teaching can invite creativity, self-discovery and learning or destroy it, not just mentally, but physically in our body.
We must recognize that we are all teachers and students to one another. Whenever we attempt to squash each other’s uniqueness and diversity, we destroy mind and body matters.
I understood as a specialist in psychophysiology, ( mind/body connectedness), that cancer may sometimes be a long-term physical manifestation of “dis-ease” imposed upon us by others. Most cancers like to grow in a slightly oxygen-deprived environment (lacking the full breath and breadth of life). Cancer cells create their own vascular tree to have complete control of blood supply so they may hog the nutrients that the body usually distributes equally or according to energy needs. Vasodialation and constriction are continually taking place through the vascular system (blood vessels) in the body, particularly according to need and demand in whole brain learning and thought processes in our brain. Cancer cells have their own controlling agenda in blood oxygen and nutrient supply. They hog everything for themselves in their over controlling, diseased, take over style. In their terrorists-like, homicidal/suicidal control, they even forget that if they kill the body that is hosting them, they also kill themselves.
Stress and endless fear and conflict in life’s many classrooms unravels us and may be a potent carcinogen that unravels the twist that protects our DNA, at the moment of duplication, as that DNA double helix twist unravels at the moment of each of our 50 trillion or so cells, that make up our body, duplicate to replace worn out cells and keep us alive. This duplication process, in my limited opinion, is a most vulnerable time for our DNA, that negative thoughts, emotions, and actions can impede this wonderful sacred process, and interfere with healthy duplication processes within, biologically at a microtomic, microcosmic level.
In my opinion, it seemed likely that my client’s DNA, and ultimately her regulatory gene (that stops cells from making more copies of themselves than is necessary) was damaged by the teaching nun’s harsh forcing words entering her mind through her punitive actions (pain) impacting living in the left side of her body. These original wounds may have been recapitulated over an over again by further harsh words and experience perpetrated by other children, parents, and adult teachers. There are many reasons for a cancer developing, but does the emotional and physical loading we place upon one another’s minds and bodies have profound influence and contributions towards the quality of our mental and physical health? Does it seem possible that our microcosmic biology deep within our body itself, even in our very human DNA, may be affected in all that we think, do and say with one another moment to moment?
Sticks and Stones Do Break Bones and Words, Hateful Glares, and Stress may eventually dishevel our DNA.
The relationship of cancer cells with the whole body is what is severed. In my client, her relationship with her left hand’s kinesthetic relationship to her whole-body function, was disrupted and movement and motion were stopped with pain and negative emotion directed from the outside, that came to be inside her. Much like my client severed her relationship with her left hand and then this spread throughout the left side of her body in lower blood flow, manifest in her lower hand temperature, so too, cancer itself, is a separation of the cancer cells from their relationship to the whole body. The cancer cells may be viewed much like terrorists who have lost their relationship to the rest of us. They like cancer cells commit suicide in attempting to kill the whole body and its great diversity of cells like cultures. We do not need each other as mirrors for ourselves in seeing our own rigid polarizations polarization. This dis–ease of “separation from the whole” appears to this author to be no different from the disease of separating us from one another, particularly in the rigid polarizations that can occur within any nation or between nations in wars. Does not the same separation occur through forced linear learning rather than whole brain and body learning experiences in all our life classrooms, including our schools?
The antidote for the separations of Mind. Body and Spirit
We all can easily learn from Brown vs. Board of Education that “separate but equal” fails because it is hypocritical in that it does not acknowledge the democratic value of authentic diversity.
We must be careful not to condemn either of the teachers mentioned in this article. If we do so, we perpetuate the cycle of abuse that we are attempting to stop. When we look at one another with the eyes of condemnation, we have already condemned ourselves to harming ourselves. “Do no harm” applies to everyone, even those who must be stopped from their egregious errors. This is the spirit of our very human laws in our public agencies that were originally formed to serve and protect all citizens. The spirit and words of law, to be effective must be lived so that no one under the law is considered separate but equal. We cannot constantly be looking for toothpicks in each other’s eyes when we have the two-by-fours in our own.
Carl Jung’s wisdom may help us to remain caring throughout this process of change we are now in the midst of, as he stated,
“We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.”
Primarily, we always must be attentively focused on seeing the Light first and foremost in each other’s eyes. As this light is recognized, no matter how tiny, therein will be the avenues for supporting healthy change and exchange with one another
Open mindedness, conscious active listening and empathy, authentic dialogue and compassion all come from Spirit guided attunement and acuity in perceiving lessons, gift, and wellness is each our task of learning to love one another as we are loving ourselves.
We all must remained attuned to our own child within, our student, teacher, and parent roles Infinitely interacting with one another as we interact with One an Other. When one of us attaches us too intensely to our role, we can remind each other that being flexible is a virtue that leads us closer to Infinite Being. That flexibility helps our bodies cells return to health and it greatly assist the mind in having liberating thoughts and the healthy flow of emotions. We can gently observe and call to task each other when we witness the moments we attach rigidly to our role and say, I am the parent and you are the child and you will do what I say we are speaking with voice mirroring the division within ourselves, that ignores the diversity that sustains us within, diverse thoughts, the full unimpeded range of healthy emotions, our many roles within our self and our ever-living child self-foundation.
The same is true of teacher student relationships when we, as teachers to one another, forget that we are also students as well in life’s multi-dimensional classrooms. Linear classrooms impose and learning may be so inhibited in such an environment that we may go against our own nature of natural inner self and outer world discovery. These external and internal ecologies are continually influencing each other intrinsically and extrinsically in one another. They are the same. This is the spirit of all education, all of our very human learning guided by the Master’s Spirit in each of us. The differences we focus on in linear perception, narrow our range of multidimensional perception of one another.
Likewise, all disease may be thought of as a loss of flexibility and adaptation. Cancer cells are so rigid they can no longer perceive their relationship to the whole. We can learn to detect cancer in our thoughts and perceptions early before it takes hold of our mind and body. All dis-ease may be thought of as a rigidity that may begin in the perceptual systems of the mind that then dissuades the physical systems of our body from wellness. When our mind persuades us that something is sick and we are unsure whether it is in our mind or someone else’s misperception, then we can unintentionally dissuade our body towards disease. body and body this rigidity we are most vulnerable to mental and physical illness.
It is always interactive combinations of wounds from the inside that we allow and sometimes overwhelming wounds coming from the outside that most of us might feel powerless to stop, particularly as children and students under the influence excessive force and control by teachers in their classrooms. The teachers may have died in their own self-discovery and continual learning and that in turn may be passed onto their students in classrooms which, as far as learning is concerned are like prisons and even sometimes death chambers, when our young people commit suicide…
No one can speak freely to or learn from anyone who imposes upon us any hidden conditions that are in any way disrespectful or unfriendly to us. Learning from one another is only possible when there is a fully interactive process. Learning is never a fixed process bound by time, space, and place. We all have the opportunity of timelessly and humbly being both a student and teacher to one another as we practice always being careful and full of care in all ways in our speaking and listening to one another. An attuned teacher and parent never force or imposes anything, but rather invites everyone to observe and learn in every situation that develops.
Carl Jung clearly stated,
“Where love rules there is no will to power, and where power dominates, love is lacking.”
The loving states of consciousness in learning discovery, observation through meditation and prayer are one and the same. They cannot be separated with severe rifts and splits in mind and body, our actual consciousness being created by domination, bullying and control.
Carl Jung’s wisdom may help us remain caring throughout the process of change as I reiterate again his wise words:
“We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.”
In an atmosphere of acceptance, we may watch the processes of healthy self-discovery, learning, and real education re-emerge. We can recognize and learn again to watch the relationships we have within our own mind, body, and spirit and the minds, bodies, and spirits, of others, all who, like ourselves are infinitely changing and exchanging. Fundamentally, we must always remember that true learning is a state of loving consciousness, that lets everyone’s light shine; all the teachers, all the parents, all the students, and everyone’s child within; they are the same!
Our Spirit connects our minds and bodies to the Infinitely Flexible Master Teacher. Everything is there being presented to us each moment through our very human 5 senses, gut sense and intuitions. When we listen to our spirit’s guidance, our mind and body is exquisitely guided in all the many ever-changing roles we have with one another. We only have to pay attention to the traces of light from the Creator as we look for the light in everyone’s eyes rather than all our “I’s”… We may listen with the greatest care and be attuned to the vibrations of the Creator in the many human voices we exchange with daily in all our communications. In this simple attunement of mind and body, lies the essence of authentic and careful listening to one another. We can observe traces of motion of the Creator in all our dance, movements, and non-verbal gestures with one another, in our pets, all of nature, and in the Earth, our other living companion. As we remain attentive and attuned, we will lighten and allow more and more flickers of light of one another and within ourselves to converge into fuller enlightenment enter both our perceptions and movements.
Spirit doesn’t make any mistakes in authentic wellness. When Spirit guides the mind our thoughts and roles with one another are flexible. The mind properly guided by our ever-teaching spirit receives its lessons and understanding. Simultaneously the body following the full guidance of the spirit, unimpeded by the mind, gives us the visceral lessons of life so we holistically receive all our lessons through mind and body. This is the gift of every person we meet in life’s classroom. They are teaching us as we are teaching them as we walk together as human beings learning to infinitely exchange and share our roles and gifts with one another. Every moment our mind and body are attuned to our spirit our entire very human being is guided by the Infinitely Flexible Master Teacher. The body gives us the lessons viscerally, so the mind understands them with the body, so they are not intellectual lessons.
Perhaps therefore, the Master, who also walked with us in a body over 2000 years ago, asked us to remember Him saying This Is My Body as we eat bread to nourish the body. He also said This Is My Blood as we acknowledge spirit’s ever-changing flow of blood freely unobstructed to every cell in the body. In this Masterful Teaching he wanted all of us to have Spirit present in all our nurturance of the body (eating alone or with one another) with one another and circulating in our blood to provide what is needed to every cell of our body.
Literally we can understand that the Master Teacher taught us that the Mind, under the guidance of Spirit, is to daily support nurturance, health, and wellness in the body. The thought forms of the mind when properly guided by spirit will keep the mind and body healthy. Therefore, spirit doesn’t make any mistakes when it guides the mind and then the mind in turn guides the body. This is the reason that we can humorously quip about healthcare. That God cures and the doctor sends the bill. Though we may joke here, there is the deepest wisdom within the joke that we need at all times of our consciousness to realize all of us our instruments and those instruments when guided through our spirit which are guided by Divine spirit is the best care that can occur in and among each other.
This is still absent and not fully understood in health care and creates poor delivery of service despite technological advancement. Spirit of Compassion cannot just be advertised by health care systems to get the public’s attention and belief, it must be actualized in every single health care personnel delivering such serviced reverently and compassionately. It truly must be the walk and not just a bunch of talk and so far, what we have is a whole lot of talk about this which merely diverts our attention and contaminates are real implementation of the walk. We can no longer pay lip service but must enact the real visceral service from an understanding that the visceral permeates the whole human being of those who are delivery such services. There can be no prevarications (lies) on these matters as one prevarication leads to another. It does not matter if one person’s prevarication is leading the way for one or for all. Each of us can no longer afford any prevarications in our lives whether perpetrated upon us or whether we are perpetrating them towards others. This is the critical mass of collective consciousness have reached and its disastrous effects are now upon us thinking that even one-minute dishonest thought form doesn’t matter.
Every thought we have matters and those matters are being passed around in all the pain and suffering we see in our world.
Those who cannot yet see this cannot be elected as leaders in a democracy or cosmocracy or we will continue to have the disasters in health care, poverty, and disharmonies between the government officials and “will of the people.” It is easy to see with mystical enlightened consciousness that our creator makes available to anyone of us if we only invite it and our receptive to it. The Creator never forces consciousness or better of our consciousness upon us but rather patiently infinitely respects the gift of free will given to wait for the free unadulterated invitation from us. Anything else is a violation of free will and the giver of that free will cannot violate it by imposing it on any one of us as human beings.
In reading these words and understanding them and all their heuristic implications, you have taken the essential step forward in your own personal evolution. As more people accept and understand this, as a critical mass will be reached in the collective human consciousness, and a radical loving paradigm shift will occur as never before in our species, and we will be able to solve individually and collectively all the problems we have created for ourselves, independent of the creator’s creation. In this radical loving paradigm shift we will truly understand that it is always has been the intention of our mind body and spirits together in our very human spiritual essence to have one for all and all for one without any separation, without any duality. We begin this within our own mind body and spirit by ceasing any separation between thought and matter, cease any duality between mind and body, and realize that Spirit is orchestrating the entire matter.
Gratitude, and its twin, Generosity, open the corridors to mystical consciousness so we might more actively participated in that Mystical form of Consciousness necessary to understand the next step in our sequence of mind body spiritual evolution. It does not take place with our spirit alone, but in the actual matters we create under our spirits guiding the mind and creating those matters within the body and the bodies of each other. This is the “spiritualpsychophysiology” that is necessary in healthcare and all matters of care of one another, of our planet and it is already among us, and those numbers will continue to grow. It always has been in the Divine and always will be, but we have the Divine Gift given to us to discover it for ourselves as the Divine always has been and will be in it. Anything else is a form of idolatry in worship as systems approach or someone else’s mind or group mind approach to care. The only care that is truly comprehensive is understanding that come from our spirit as to how to proceed in alignment and attunement to Divine Spirit according to whatever our lessons are within any given moment. Even if the doctor’s physical intervention is necessary, for it to be truly effective, the doctor’s spirit must guide his mind performing diagnosis and intervention with his body properly about the patient’s body. Healthcare will remain without complete care as its essential element in as much as it retains efficiency and technical correctness but must do so with Spirit guidance. We can be right in technique, but if that technique is imposing such as the nun who wished to force the body a certain way, the results are obviously disastrous. Perhaps the Creator’s design of human beings was to have them learn all the lessons simultaneously in mind (thoughts/) intellect) and body (viscerally physical understandings) so we learn that all the Creation of One an Other is a sacred gift. Then we may truly look for the infinite diversity of Creation in each other, rather than focus on our differences of opinion (mind) or our differences in physical characteristics (body). These same lessons in our design, go to every cell of our body and one another. His Masterful Teaching leaves us witness, that when the mind is guiding the body, it must be under the guiding influence of spirit within. The differences between ourselves as human beings, are transcended when compassion and love are present as we are open to learn from one another. That compassion opens our minds to appreciating every precious moment of exchange. we have with one another to learn the many aspects of love in our acceptance of one another.
In our present era, any true teacher (who is also a student) can be recognized clearly when they follow the Master’s guidance and quickly “shake the dust from their feet” the moment they realize there is imposition attempted as they offer heart-filled insights. Such teachers know from deeply within that what the mind focuses upon matters. They do not wish for any contaminating dust to attach to the matters of the heart (their body). They invite learning, but never try to impose it or control it. Whenever someone is attempting to indoctrinate them in an unloving, forcing manner, they shake those matters (lessons) off from their minds and bodies and teach others how to quickly do the same. The Master in His time said Turn the other cheek and this author understands this as kinetically turning the head (brain) of the body (the physical resonator of mind) away from any person(s) whose false teachings (vibration and words) you do not wish to matter in your own mind and body.
We may now begin to understand why so few students are retaining what they are being taught without real learning in our classrooms. A lot of what we see is studying for the test (a piece of paper) is a matter soon to be forgotten for life. For real insights and knowledge to be retained and truly matter, they must come from deeply within the heart of both the teacher and the student. These insights continue timelessly and express themselves through generous sharing of life’s lessons in the great variety of our very human experience. All the lessons have this same feature, and they all share universal matters of human experience. The heart of the process of learning is always accompanied by everyone’s authentic commitment (student and teacher alike) to the fullness of change and exchange. The lessons within the mind are never enough and will fade unless there is full genuine visceral participation with all these matters of the heart.
It is truly amazing that after two Millennia of so many purporting to follow the teachings of the Master, that most people still do not realize what this Master modeled and taught so clearly during His life among us. He mirrored for us that love was not just to be of mind but that we must include the body as manifest through all thoughts, words, and actions. Even is this era of so much fast food and scarce ritual, we can remember, that the Master even offered a mnemonic (memory/learning) assist to practice in our daily love nurturance in life-sustaining food as he said, “This is My Body” and “This is My Blood” For me, it seems that this Master wished us to densify His Life of Love and Healing towards others, viscerally, in the the food we put into our bodies, and in the drinks we drink that enter our bloodstream and circulate to everone of the 50 trillion cells that make up our bodies, all pusing like our breathing. The mind, under the guidance of our spirit is to carry Mystical Divine Consciousness into our body. Our spirit is what connects us to the Fully Conscious Divine Spirit.
The Master taught us that all people, through all their own actions and inactions, attentions and inattentions, carefulness, or carelessness, being full of care or being full of hate, determine individually and collectively whether miracles (lessons) occur in the bodies of creation. He brought to our full attention that all healthy change and return to wellness occurs in an atmosphere of receptivity encompassed by faith, hope, * and love. He made it clear that genuineness in mind and heart (body) in the exchange of love is primarily necessary for any teaching, learning or change to take place. Is it any wonder why there is so little wellness in our world when so many out there are doing all the talks while doing little or none of the walk themselves?
Therefore, any talk about mind body connection without including spirit is useless. If we wish to worship our mind, it will connect to our body with all the trappings of the mind without spirit. Our bodies and everybody’s body will be mirrored manifestations of the sickness of our collective minds. We end up worshipping our ego that is no more than a construct of the mind and an illusion of what we really are. The ego has nothing to do with Creation, it is only maya (“illusion” from Hinduism) that leads to metta (karma from the Buddhist view). The Buddhists have always been careful to include science as an integral part of their spiritual teachings and vice versa. They study the mind and body comprehensively as a spiritual science.
There is much conflict now in the theory of evolution and creationism. Scientists must remember Kuhn’s vital teaching (in his book, “Scientific Revolutions”) he emphasizes that all theory and science advance through anomalies and all anomalies must be paid attention to so that theory does not exclude them. Creationists need very much the same balance from balanced comprehensive scientists. Their imposition of beliefs that is not grounded in the vast phenomena of creation is just as destructive as scientists who ignore the data of mind, body, and spirit interconnection because it is difficult to measure and study. Both need to humbly recognize the heart of teaching from the Master in all they pursue. By developing genuine heuristic (expansive) understandings in theories and belief systems they must gently be loving teachers as they purport their understandings with the virtue of humility for all to exchange and share. Otherwise, they will only have hubris and market fertilizer to everyone around them. If that happens, they must first have humor and learn again to laugh at themselves. They can learn again to recycle all the fertilizer they have produced, placing it gently upon the Earth that is most forgiving and perhaps mix it in the soil to help gardens to grow.
So many false teachings over many millenniums were not properly recycled and have been presented as doctrine religiously and scientifically throughout our world’s history. Too often the assumption has been made that mind is all that is necessary to understand the vast variety of matters in the body of Creation that includes our own bodies. Mind Matters in the Body, and the Body teaches us, the Matters of the Mind. Spirit comprehensively guides all these Learning Matters in the body of human knowledge.
Now we can understand why a fully Enlightened Master Teacher nearly 2000 years ago gave us His necessary visceral teaching to remember Him through his words, “This is My Body.” “This is My Blood.” The mind must remain connected with the body daily in simple eating nurturance gratefully accepting the gift in all matters of freedom. This must be in the very particulates of daily matter we consume for all our energy actions. The Master gave this teaching so we would remember that we must be active participants in placing freedom understood in our minds into our bodies through the particulates that nourish them in our daily bread and wine. There they may become one with every single cell and flow in our blood bringing the breath of life in oxygenating every single cell for its burning metabolism of energy.
Freedom must be viscerally within us and flow in our blood freely or it dies as we ourselves die.
Any blockage may lead us into the heart disease, cancer, and many other diseases that we see today so commonly affecting our health. All blockage of freedom’s flow, whether they begin with the mind, or eventually manifest in the body, must be recognized, and immediately discharged. This wisdom is repeated in a variety of ways from all Great Master Teachers throughout our species history.
The mind, without continual visceral manifestation of Spirit in the body, creates a body of chaos, and we humiliate each other and our own self.
When we do this, we all can end up with our ends up.
Only with acceptance of ourselves and humor does our hubris begin to dissolve. Then we humbly begin to acknowledge our mistakes and with humility begin our return to the freedoms we carelessly ignored and disregarded within and without towards each of us and, each Other. We already have seen enough of what we have today, in what many see as the downward spiral of civilization. We have made the mistake again of falling down and worshipping the product of our own minds, the fertilizer, that is void of the balanced holistic understandings that can only come through are human spirit, the dimension of being human most attuned to the Creator’s Spirit…
Through our very human spirit we begin to learn from our Creator’s Spirit. We were given the gift of each other to learn about the Infinite Dimensions and Paradigms of the Creator throughout the Uni-Verse we all our participants in. We must accept that all authentic teachers and parents realize that the student teacher relationship continually interchanges within them. They may always remember that the Master taught us to become again like little children in all matters of the heart. Through all these selfless, infinite role interchanges, come the true liberation of thoughts and authentic exchange that allows for unlimited creativity, intellectual and visceral understanding, and easier implementation in actions to emerge in life’s many classrooms. This is the heart of Spirituality and Science. The perceptive adult teacher realizes that the state of consciousness achieved both in learning, prayer and meditation is a process of the mind observing each moment of experience just as a child is fully present and attuned like a scientist in their natural curiosity.
An attuned teacher and parent never force or imposes anything, but rather invites everyone to observe and learn in every situation that develops.
Carl Jung clearly stated,
Where love rules there is no will to power, and where power dominates, love is lacking.
The loving states of consciousness in learning discovery, observation through meditation and prayer, are one and the same. They cannot be separated with severe rifts and splits in mind and body, or our actual consciousness created by domination, bullying and control.
In this author’s very biased opinion, this is one of the primary reasons we have so many problems created by separating mind and body from one another and within ourselves. The separation occurs at an even more primal level by the initial separation from Spirit.
Sigmund Freud, who was an early pioneer in understanding the mind and its defense, began his theories when he was fascinated by the separation of mind and body in women with hysterical conversion reactions. These women and their symptoms clearly showed us what an over-controlling unhealthy yang dominated society could do to women (feminine aspects in the body of creation) In the lives of women then and now, we can still witness the effects of abusive, dominating excessive weak yang mentality separating their minds and everyone’s minds from their body. All world religions, countries, leaders, and citizens of planet earth must be fully cognizant of this. It is both overtly and covertly present in all our societies today, just as in Freud’s time. It contaminates spirituality and science alike.
In Freud’s own being influenced by the contamination in his era facing Hitler doctrine, he reduced this process to his theories that narrowed its explanation to sexual repression. When his student Carl Jung objected and suggested more comprehensive inclusion of mind, body and spirit in his developing theories, Freud vehemently ignored his student. This unhealthy over-controlling yang influence is happening today even with the greatest minds developing their theories throughout education in all the “ologies”.
The teaching profession is considered the second most stressful job with emergency ambulance workers coming in as number one in stress. There is a crisis fully upon us in getting our very basic human lessons. The crisis will continue everywhere and remain in our educational system until we realize what we are doing to one another.
When we have much unprocessed, unhealthy, excessive yang actions without Yin’s Reflections in most of our teachers and parents, they pass on the same to their students and children. All the so called “experts” may have theories with quick patch work solutions, yet the path still leads nowhere when an individual’s prevarications (lies) are leading the way for one or for all.
The more we all continue to be irreverent and disrespectful of the insights and teachings offered from our students and children, the more their minds and bodies needlessly suffer (“dukkha” Buddhist concept of suffering caused by “Tanya” “selfish craving”) These selfish cravings lead to everyone’s suffering, teachers, parents, students, and the children. Therefore, it is essential that our primary conscious understanding in our next stage of evolution must be the visceral knowing that we are all interconnected and constantly interchanging Being. Listening to our bodies and one another is the next lesson. There can be no more duality, no more separation and the severe polarizations that are still occurring and are telling us that this cannot continue any longer or we will be even more miserable and unable to pursue any Real Happiness.
The ego (an illusion, a construct formed in our mind that can elude us) always leads us to rigid inflexibility in the healthy dance of Yin and Yang in the life sustaining and healing flow of chi within both our masculine and feminine features within each of us. This inflexibility, blocking ever-changing flow, comes from the rigidity created in the mind as it is led by ego illusions rather than Creative Spirit Within. So many “teachers” are teaching the mind body connection without any real understanding of Spirit. Their paradigms will fail and do harm to all those they instruct because all their talk has nothing to do with the walk of Spirit guiding mind and body.
Even as this occurs frequently throughout our many societies these anomolies (idiosyncrasies) cannot stop our evolution and particpation of Infinite Love, Infinitely Unfolding. In our educational systems, there are many other “experts” offering their seminars on proper parenting and education. We, and they, all, must be careful and Full of Care (compassion and empathy) to avoid further ego trappings and false instructions on what they teach, think, do and say as teachers. As we recognize the “dis-ease” producing, frequently insane teachings, amidst the Light filled ones, we must be careful to observe them while remaining full of care in ourselves. The process of healthy observation with the mind, is never exempt from the full visceral maintaining of the Master’s Loving Lessons.
Carl Jung’s wisdom may help us remain caring throughout the process of change as he stated, We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
In an atmosphere of acceptance, we may watch the processes of healthy self-discovery, as our learning, prayer, and meditation practices re-emerge. We can recognize as we are watching and observing through our mind, body, spirit synchrony in harmony, all orchestrated by the One Spirit, in the Infinitely, Ever-Changing Paradigm unfolding before our eyes.
We all decided to learn about our part and participation in that Paradigm in Being fully human, before we were born into living these, our lives, Now! in this most challenging era of human history, Now!!! upon us. We can more fully participate in this Sacred Paradigm by looking at both the world and ourselves without any distortion, without any friction, observing whatever happens without contradictions.
Because we all share an identical need for love, it is possible to feel that anybody we meet, in whatever circumstances, is a brother or sister. No matter how new the face or how different the dress and behavior, there is no significant division between us and other people. It is foolish to dwell on external differences, because our basic natures are the same.
Ultimately, humanity is one and this small planet is our only home. If we are to protect this home of ours, each of us needs to experience a vivid sense of universal altruism. It is only this feeling that can remove the self-centered motives that cause people to deceive and misuse one another. If you have a sincere and open heart, you naturally feel self-worth and confidence, and there is no need to be fearful of others.
I believe that at every level of society–familial, tribal, national, and international–the key to a happier and more successful world is the growth of compassion. We do not need to become religious, nor do we need to believe in an ideology. All that is necessary is for each of us to develop our good human qualities. I try to treat whoever I meet as an old friend. This gives me genuine feeling of happiness. It is the practice of compassion.
Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th.Dalai Lama from “The Compassionate Life.“
True learning is a state of loving heart-filled consciousness that lets everyone’s light shine – all the teachers, all the parents, all the students, everyone’s child within, as they are One and the Same shining Lucidly through the darkness
Dr. Darryl Luke Pokea
How can you love God who you don’t see and don’t love your brother who you do see?
The past is more than a memory.
John Trudell, Native American
We are not enemies; but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
We search not only for the meaning of life, but the purpose of our individual and collective experience as we have created it-and we look earnestly for ways in which we might recreate ourselves anew as a human species. The hour has come for us to demonstrate at the highest level our most extraordinary thought about Who We Really Are
The Dalai Lama
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives…. It is too bad that more people will not accept this tremendous discovery and begin living with it.
William James, The Father of American Psychology
Each of us literally chooses, by his way of attending to things, what sort of universe he shall appear to himself to inhabit.
William James, The Father of American Psychology
Consciousness requires full attunement as each of our perceptions contains within it the lessons achieved, those lessons unlearned, and the order of those lessons to come.
Darryl Luke Pokea
Each Moment we enter our pain with merciful awareness is a moment of healing. Each moment we touch suffering with love we are healed.
Steven Levine, Healer
Just as the pure crystal takes color from the object nearest to it, so the mind, when it is cleared of thought waves, achieves sameness or identity with the object of its concentration.
Patanjali explaining the effects of prayer and meditation
Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind.
Rudyard Kipling, Poet
There is no greater sickness in the world today than the lack of love.
Mother Theresa, Mystic
Pain is never permanent.
St. Theresa of Avila
…the endurance of darkness is preparation for great light.
St. John of the Cross, Mystic
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
Carl Gustav Jung
As the body heals its wounds strengthen through the support of mind, so too the minds wounds may heal in prayer and meditation through the support of Spirit. Simultaneously, the healing mind, strengthen and purified through Spirit, begins healthier energies of motion, “e-motions,” for the deeper healing resonance with the body. “All Ways” Mind, Body, and Spirit are inseparable for the harmony of health and wellness, This Sacred process, in returning once again to the Source from which we all came, brings us Home: “Om” as we once again return to approaching, Infinitely, True Equanimity.
Darryl Luke Pokea, Psy.D.
You were born this way.
Tat Tuam Asi , (You are It and It is You)
The Hindu Belief System
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
Pray All Ways
Edward Hays, Mystic
We are polishing the mirror of our soul.
The Sufi’s Belief System
“The only thing that burns in hell is the part of you that won’t let go of your life: your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away, but they’re not punishing you, they’re freeing your soul. If you’re frightened of dying and you’re holding on, you’ll see devils (Ego/Maya/Mara) tearing your life away. If you’ve made your peace, then the devils are really angels freeing you from the earth.”
Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos – the trees, the clouds, everything.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Om Sri Ram J Ram JJ Ram (Glory to Lord Ram)
The final words of Mahatma Gandhi as he was dying
Om Namah Shivaya (Salutations to the auspicious one)
Chanting Mantra in the Shaivism tradition of Hinduism
I am a being of Christ Light.
from the Christ Light Prayer
Article by Dr. Darryl Pokea (pronounced “Po-Kay”), Psychologist, Neuropsychologist, Professional Speaker, Author, Teacher & Student, Sometimes Spiritual Director, and Amateur Musician and Composer,
New Kansas, the Sunflower State motto, “Kansas. It’s as big as you think.” applies to these big ideas of broad vision.