Can We Find Balance in an Accelerating iWorld?

Spirituality, Meditation and Energy Healing

Alfonso Romero - Freeimages
Alfonso Romero – Freeimages

It’s official.  Electricity has finally taken over.

iThis, eThat, social hysteria, video, text, blog, apps, chat, drones, robots.  Who thought ten years ago that if you walked down a busy urban sidewalk, nearly everyone would be looking down at some rectangular illuminated universe.  Does anyone even look up from their ‘smart’ phones anymore?  Apparently, the Millennial that rear-ended my neighbor in an intersection a few days ago didn’t.

What will the next 10 years bring?

I think we were all wishing technology would improve the quality of our lives.  And in many cases it has.  But more often that not, it’s created an instant response mania that resembles a stampede of frenzied lemmings, speeding toward the nearest cliff of no return.

People are working harder and under more stress that ever before, in jobs that follow them around 24/7.  Workers are getting pigeonholed into high tech specializations that will render there skill set obsolete in less than a decade.

Furthermore, because we’re still human beings in a three dimensional world, our relationships and health require time and commitment.  How can we prioritize our limited time budget in a world constantly demanding our electronically controlled attention?  Can we find balance in world where no one can escape the unbridled chaos of technology?

According to an IT friend of mine, the chasm between the ‘knows’ and the ‘knows not’ is also accelerating at breakneck pace.  Apparently, Silicon Valley is deeply engrossed in the process of inventing technology to run our technology.  Things are moving so fast. it seems Generation Y is already teetering on the brink of becoming obsolete.  My generation was rendered irrelevant long ago.  Maybe the entire human race will become outdated.

What are we to do?

Sure, you can take time to meditate, join a yoga class, workout, spend some quality time with your family, and take your wife out on date night.  That stress management approach to life worked fairly well in the late 20th century and early 21st century.  But now, as soon as you step out of your yoga class, the latest iPhone has just been released.  The whizzing wheel of technology, targeted at three to 18-year-olds, took it up a notch while you were in savasana.  And it’s not slowing down.

On the other hand, it’s also clear, we’re in an historical period of unparalleled, collective spiritual growth.  Sufi mystic and author, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, suggests the rapid rate of global acceleration is occurring in order to create a world more directly reflecting spirituality.  Maybe so.  It certainly seems to be out of the hands of any mere mortal’s control.  Wisdom may well be suggesting to turn it all over to a higher power and hang on for the ride.  I think we’re being pushed very hard by a higher intelligence to reach a point where we finally turn to each other to experience love.  In the end, that’s probably all that will really matter.

There’s a part of me that would like to drop-kick the portion of technology that fragments and isolates us.  Instead, my wish for the future would be to help us connect more directly, heart to heart and face to face.  Will it be possible to create a balance of unity and togetherness, in the midst of a techno-driven, obsessed, and distracted iWorld?  I guess we’ll find out soon enough.  But if you ask me, I think we can only pull it off if our united hearts lead the way.

So, next time we meet…

In attempt to achieve a little balance, I’ll put my phone down for a few minutes, if you put down yours.

Side note:  On the very evening I finished writing his article, a wind storm with near-hurricane force blew through my town and knocked the power out in freezing temperatures.  Hundreds of thousands of us were left technology-free for the better part of a week.  On one hand, it was wonderful—our community rallied like never before.  On the other hand, maybe I should be more careful about what I ask for.

So what did I do to appease the Weather Gods?  I went out and bought a new smart phone (no joke).

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Why Doesn’t Talk Therapy Work?

Spirituality, Meditation and Energy Healing

Jayel Aheram - Flickr CC
Jayel Aheram – Flickr CC

I’ve tried and tried to heal my problems with psychotherapy.   It kinda works—but not really.  It feels like I’m hitting a wall.  What gives?

When I first started my work as an energy healer, I thought it was imperative to have a firm psychological grasp on any problem to facilitate healing.  In over two decades of doing this work, my views have reversed about 180 degrees.

Don’t get me wrong, talk therapy can be a valuable tool on the road to healing.  It just plain feels good to talk through and intellectually process life’s challenges.  Hashing out problems can lead to insights and awareness surrounding behavior, family dynamics, self-discovery and spiritual growth.

However, talk therapy is limited to the conscious mind.  It rarely delves into the extent of the subconscious.  People can talk themselves silly and analyze situations to death but never get to the depth of permanent healing.  It feels as if they’re hitting a wall.  And they are.  It’s called the critical faculty of the mind, which is the protective barrier between the conscious and subconscious minds.  Not until we bypass the critical faculty, and enter the depth of the subconscious, is deep and lasting healing likely to occur.

Q:  How is that most easily done?

A:  In deep states of meditation.

When we meditate, the barrier protecting the subconscious mind lets down.  When the subconscious is open, suppressed emotion (most likely created in the past) can be easily released.  When suppressed emotion is released, many of our problems go with them.

So if you’re really serious about permanently healing on a very deep level, learn how to meditate and navigate your internal world.  It’s works like a charm and is not that hard to learn!

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What is Divine Flow?

Spirituality, Meditation and Energy Healing

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Divine Flow?  I know!  Isn’t it that the real expensive shampoo my wife buys at Christmas?

Not quite but nice guess.

Divine Flow is aligning your life to be in the rhythm of the Universal Life Force.  Because my mind works in very strange ways, I actually made up a mathematical equation for Divine Flow.  Don’t worry, it’s only adding.  And no, there won’t be a pop quiz later on.  This formula can be used to create anything you desire (i.e. a new career, possessions, a new love relationship, money, etc.).

Here we go:

Intention + Decision + Action + Divine Energy + Emotional Detachment = Divine Flow

Setting an Intention sets the plan and let’s the subconscious mind know what you want to create with purpose.  Making a Decision to implement that Intention sets the subconscious mind in motion to begin creating  your desire.  Taking Action puts the physical world in gear to bring it to you.  Asking Divine Energy for help engages assistance from a Higher Power.  Emotional Detachment allows you to turn it all over to that Higher Power, so you can forget about it.

When all these ingredients are released into life, nothing short of miracles are possible.  Then you can begin to realize that anything you imagine is actually possible.   A good indication that you’re on track is that things seem to happen with effortless effort or with unbelievable synchronicity.

  Go on, give it a try.  You never know, you just might get “lucky”.

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Spirituality? Why bother?

Spirituality, Meditation and Energy Healing

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Ian Burt – Flickr CC

“Why bother with spirituality?  It seems like a pretty strange and ambiguous venture.   I’ve never really understood it anyway.  I mean, what’s the point?”

Let me answer with a story.

Not long ago, I took a stroll to the local library.  It’s only about a half block from my office and I go there all the time.  On the way over, I bumped into a client I helped through cancer treatment.  The work we had done together went exceptionally well and his recovery into full remission was amazing.  After doing energy healing work with him for a couple of months, he decided to quit chemotherapy completely.  He later had a successful reverse colostomy bag surgery which is very rare.  Now, he’s doing fine.

While we were chirping away on the sidewalk, another former client of mine walked by and joined in the conversation.  I hadn’t seen him for seven years.  He was another cancer recovery patient…full remission.

As we spoke, we realized what we had all been through together.  Life and death, or rather, death and life.  I was beaming to see them both alive and to have had a hand in their recovery.  They were beaming because they survived.  Everyone was beaming.  It was a moment of experienced collective joy.  I’ll never forget it.

Joy, happiness, excitement, passion, purpose, meaning, peace, contentment, fulfillment, abundance, freedom, etc., etc., etc.  How many of us get to experience these words, let alone live them out on a daily basis?  Not nearly enough.  The adventure we’re about to embark on will lead into the realm of these worlds.   It’s the entire reason for taking up a spiritual path–to increase the quality of life.

If you’re new to your spiritual path or a seasoned veteran, try to keep that in mind.

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For more info. into the worlds of Meditation, Healing and Spirituality please visit my website at:

www.josephdrumheller.com

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