Mindfulness

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In our daily lives we exhort our family, friends and colleagues to be mindful of particular things in order not to be ruinous or be disadvantaged in some way.  For example one may caution earnestly by saying: “Please be mindful of the small print in the contract.”  However, mindfulness is broader than that; the term also encapsulates several aspects of being.

There are slight variances of definitions of mindfulness; in this written piece I will use one of the simplistic versions.  Mindfulness is a mental state that is achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations[1].

Mindfulness is used as a therapeutic technique in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) in treating various disorders.  MBCT is said to have the potential to improve one’s well-being, mindfulness, emotional regulation, positive mood and spiritual[2] experience, while reducing stress anxiety and other problems.

However, from a proactive and not reactive approach to well-being, one can learn and practice mindfulness as per the definition in the second paragraph.  Mindfulness meditation is a specific technique that one can use to help develop the capacity for mindfulness[3].  Research shows that the physical health benefits of mindfulness include: an improved immune system, lower blood pressure, and better sleep.

The Mindfulness Meditation Institute informs us that you can also improve your self-esteem through mindfulness meditation[4].  One can practice and be proficient at mindfulness meditation from the comfort of his/her home, and the benefits are worthwhile.

[1]  https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=mindfullness&oq=mindfullness&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.7683j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

https://staroversky.com/blog/applying-mindfulness-based-cognitive-therapy-to-treatment-of-depression

https://www.psychiatry.org/news-room/apa-blogs/apa-blog/2016/06/mindfulness-practices-may-help-treat-many-mental-health-conditions

http://www.mindfulnessmeditationinstitute.org/

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Mysteries of God

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God has numerous mysteries which we experience in our daily lives.  When I reflect on the mysteries, I may never fully understand them.  However, I understand and appreciate the divine wisdom in them, and I will now share with you some of my experiences.

One evening in the winter season of 2002, I was in a church in Richmond London as part of my training in healing, we were a class of approximately fifteen including the tutor.  Suddenly, everyone was quiet for a short while, I saw a large figure without wings enter into the high windows of the church, and after a few seconds it spread out a set of wings and flew out of the church.

The mystery was that the size of the being was many times bigger than the space in the window.  Additionally, the being changed forms, having and not having wings, expanding massively and contracting.  Furthermore, only three of us in the group saw this phenomenon.  I tried to tell my class mates, but I could not speak, I was speechless until the being flew out of the church.  This was my first direct encounter of angelic presence.

Somebody once told me: “If you heal, why do you also fall sick like other people?”  This person was very right; my response was that it is a manifestation of God’s mysteries.  I went on to give a similitude that of a doctor, who treats patients but is also susceptible to common colds and flu!

I watched a television programme of faith healing where some individuals walked to the stage where the pastor was healing people.  My guest did not seem convinced; he said if that was true, each and every person in the gathering should have been healed.  I retorted that it was a mystery of God.

In Philosophy of Religion we learn about the problem of evil and the inconsistent triad[1].  The three in the inconsistent triad are:  if he (God) is omnipotent, he could have created a world free from evil and suffering; and if he is all loving he would want to end all evil and suffering; since God is omniscient, he knows how to stop evil and suffering yet they still exist.

My humble understanding and inference is that those are mysteries of God’s divine wisdom, which is beyond human mastery.  Even me, a graduate in two different disciplines practising as a healer is another manifestation of God’s mysteries.

 

Reference

[1]   Jordan, A. Locker, N. & Tate, E. (2004)  The Philosophy of Religion for A Level Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes Ltd.

Is Energy Healing Religious syncretism?

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Energy healing entails facilitation of self-healing through energy expressed and guided spiritually; I work as a facilitator or channel for the energy flow to the recipient.  Energy healing is helpful in bringing about positive change emotionally, spiritually and physically: wellness and vitality.

I have been approached about and I have read questions such as: “is energy healing allowed in particular religious faiths”?  Well, energy healing is open to all regardless of religious affiliation or the lack of it.

Energy healing is not something outlandish nor another new age craze, no.  Energy healing has been used from time immemorial, by healers and prophets including Jesus Christ.   In Mathew 8:1-3 and Mathew 8:14-16 (Bible NIV) are some of the numerous examples.  The use of herbs for healing is also permitted by God; as stated in Genesis 1:29 (King James Version).

The inception of “dis-ease” in the energy body can start in the energy body, prior to manifestation in the physical body as disease.  An example of such a phenomenon is lower back pain which could be due to dysfunction or energy blockage in one of the lower energy centres.  Energy healing is helpful in dispelling energy blockages, hence alleviating pain and malfunction.

Similarly, emotional health can also be adversely affected by a blockage/s in energy flow in the one or a combination of the energy centres in the body.

The empiricist approach to healing is not the only treatment protocol, far from it, energy healing exemplifies this rationale.

My life experience has allowed me to receive energy healing from others, which I have found to be helpful.