Starve Your Distractions, and just feed Your Focus

Distractions

It is known that energy follows thought. Focusing on a task elicits energy that flows and is directed to that which you want to flourish.  Productive time spent on distractions is similar to money invested in unprofitable ventures; it pays to spend time wisely, in gainful investments.

Focusing is a kind of psychological ability that, if cultivated consistently, momentum is built and the vice of destruction can be tamed.  One of the antitheses to distractions is alertness.  Focusing on your goals with regularity is helpful in building the momentum needed to ultimately realise the desired goals.

Distractions are like leeches feeding on you, draining you and denying you the time that you could have usefully invested in what you were trying to focus on.  My reference to leeches is not to suggest that biodiversity is a bad idea, it is very good indeed.  Starving distractions is therefore very necessary in order to feed your focus.  A helpful tool to help focus is regular meditation; it aids the ability maintain focus, ignoring any distractions.

Distractions reduce output, compromise quality and can give rise to mediocrity; while, focus fosters excellence.   If you can get the best goods and services, why should you settle for average goods and services? You know what is preferable to you and your clients, and I trust that you can ably work towards it. Practice is said to make perfect; no city was built in a day, there is a starting point…like now!

Alertness (+) focus () distractions = realisation.

I wish you well.

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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/

Spiritual Intelligence

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Spiritual intelligence is a type of intelligence rooted in higher consciousness, being sensitive on a spiritual level and being discerning.  Spiritual intelligence entails knowing your life purpose, working towards fulfilling it, and working to increase your spiritual intelligence quotient (IQ).

Increasing your spiritual IQ involves expansion of your spiritual awareness, discernment, choices and actions.  Awareness entails being aware of the physical and metaphysical.  Discerning as in having wisdom speaking with wisdom and choosing wisely. Your actions should also be guided by and be able to take spiritual laws into consideration.

By having, using and improving one’s spiritual intelligence, he/she can be said to have a compass that can be used to helpfully navigate their way in existence.  Existence transcends the limitations attributed to a particular time, and goes beyond what is commonly known to us empirically.  Having real knowledge of what exists that is not necessarily physical.

Spiritual intelligence can be sought and further improved by those who are interested in doing so.  One the modes through which we can seek and further improve our spiritual intelligence is meditation.  Meditation aids one in increasing awareness and transcending one’s physical body by journeying to other realms or dimensions.

Some of the resultant feelings soon after meditation are feeling relaxed, refreshed and focused; some might say fired up.  The recurring challenge about spiritual intelligence is to improve it further, which is similar to being much more evolved spiritually.  Those who are highly spiritually evolved also have the challenge of how to reconcile with others who are much less spiritually evolved, in a supportive and loving way.

With spiritual intelligence, one can more ably follow their heart and do what they love doing, do it well, thrive and get a sense of fulfilment of their life purpose.

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.