Archive for July, 2011

What Do You Think The Future Of Medicine Is?

Posted in Discoveries, Thinking Patterns on July 30th, 2011 by Sandy – 1 Comment

Me getting a treatment on the MRS 2000

Part of our decision making challenges in life revolves around accepting societal norms with regard to how ,say the field of medicine works. Some 60 million people in the U.S. are now seeking alternative therapies simply because they have their place and are producing results. What this means is that at the right times alternative forms can be the very best way to treat a chronic disease or ailment. The trick is to know when, where  and how to integrate it with traditional forms.

Years ago I had dinner in Germany with one of Europe’s top immunologists. People from all over Europe came to see him as he was a professor of medicine as well as a practicing doctor. I asked him the question above. He laughed. Then he pulled out a device from around his neck. He said this is what the Russian Cosmonauts were wearing in space. It was an energetic device. “This,” he said, “Is where we are going. Energetic medicine based upon Light, sound, electricity, magnetism, nano technology etc. “Why?”, he continued, because after a person has three prescription drugs in their system, it is impossible tell what the interaction of the next drug will be. Most senior people are running around with four or more drugs. some with many more. Unfortunately energetic medicine is not the domain of too many physicians. But that landscape will soon change. read more »

Recognizing the Subtleties of the Flow

Posted in Thinking Patterns on July 26th, 2011 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

I don't know. Let's just do it.

I have been writing about how our lives can be guided and when we recognize this, you might say, that we are in the flow. I have referred to this as being in touch with our invisible partners. The trick is to recognize when it has happened, stop, and be grateful and see if it is part of a pattern.  I think of it as if I were catching butterflies. It is part of reinforcing the intuitive decison making process and our creative thinking at another level.

My brother and his partner had driven a Nissan Pathfinder for over ten years. It had almost 300,000 miles on it and while everything still worked, it was time for fresh horses. They had both focused on wanting  a good used 4 wheel drive FJ Cruiser made by Toyota, and  within their budget.

USSA  buying services  had located several prospects at prices which can eliminate the aggravation of the adversarial positions of the bargaining process.  It was a Saturday.  The challenge  was that the best price was also the furthest away in a small town and in a color they really didn’t  want. We were almost out the door.

At the very last moment another vehicle popped up. It was also a long way away but  they said they would honor all of the terms on the buying service recommendation. If it did not work out we could still make it to see the other vehicle, although it would be many more hours of driving. We debate wondering if we could really do it all. Our intuition said,  let’s go see, but was it really going to be worth it? read more »

Is Just “Being” A Bankrupt Idea?

Posted in Thinking Patterns on July 22nd, 2011 by Sandy – 2 Comments

Getting our ideas in sync

It is easy to get blind sided by terminology and semantics these days especially with expressions such as, ” just being,” “being present or in the moment,” and “flow or being in the flow.”  Yet I feel that our decision making, creative thinking and conscious awareness needs to be in sync as time seems to evaporate and we must make decisions at an ever increasing pace.

I caught this article by Eric Maisel Phd. who thinks that at times just “being” is a bankrupt idea. Is he right? read more »

Why Take A Break From Striving for Self Improvement Or Memories of an Ayahusca Journey.

Posted in Discoveries, Health, Thinking Patterns on July 17th, 2011 by Sandy – 2 Comments

Ayahusca cooking

I know this sounds strange in a world where we quest  to improve, but some times that striving just  gets in the way of  being present and allowing an appreciation of what is around us. We move from moment to moment, marshalling the myriad of  information coming at us, and then we decide. Sometimes the priorities are already set and we just move through the day trying to check everything off. Our decision making is set, and we simply hope to get it all done.

I scanned the few news services I read regularly today  and realized that it is truly a mad mad world and perhaps always has been.  But we,  courtesy of technology, are experiencing it in ever increasing does with bewildering effects.

Today I was thinking, “What shall I write about?” Since nothing was appearing, I  realized that that was quite ok.  We can all get caught in our “doing” state and lose site of  the “being” state. In just such a blank moment I recalled the profound experience I had had on Ayahuasca years ago and knew that was my writing assignment for the day. Here is what I found out. read more »

The Value of Free Time and Five Things To Do To Get More of It.

Posted in Thinking Patterns on July 15th, 2011 by Sandy – 7 Comments

What paths take up free time?

When we use our decision making consciously,  our priorities begin to change: we realize how valuable it is to begin to contemplate the world of ideas,  and practice the art of asking the best questions we can. Many of us eventually think about where we came from, why we are here, how we work, and how can we make our journey as rich as possible.

The idea from this perspective is to thus organize our lives to increase the amount of disposable time at hand, and in such a way that we are able to find relaxation and balance also. This means the free time is not burdened with anxiety and worry. Our minds are free to be curious and open to what comes back.

What will this produce? read more »

Is Life Too Short To Go With The Flow?

Posted in Thinking Patterns on July 13th, 2011 by Sandy – 1 Comment

Is the Pied Piper good or bad?

Actor, writer, comedian, Ricky Gervais in The Huffington Post thinks it is. But I couldn’t disagree more. Or perhaps we need more creative thinking about what flow is.

Gervais  suggests that going with the flow is the act of  not questioning which way the crowds are going and why. Perhaps we are like the children following the Pied Piper of Hamelin, and we all know what happened to them.

Yet I feel there is a much better way to look at the word “Flow.”  There is a flow of the universe, the collective unconscious, and our need to quickly learn more about it and how to climb aboard. What do I mean by this? read more »

The Pursuit of Happiness. Did our Parents Have It Right?

Posted in Discoveries, Health, Living Abroad, Thinking Patterns, Uncategorized on July 9th, 2011 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

The Happiness Rug

Most parents at some level want their children to experience a life of happiness. It was so important that it was part of the American Declaration of Independence. However the decision making process around pursuing happiness has been changing. Perhaps we need to apply more open-mindedness and  creativity to the way we think about it.

When I was growing up, my father would take me for those father and son drives and when we passed somebody digging a ditch, he would say, “ If you don’t continue with your education that’s what you will end up doing.” It did scare me and was more of the stick than the carrot. Yet, I didn’t have the presence of mind to ask my father whether he thought the ditch digger was happy or not. My dad’s assumption was that that man’s life was miserable, limited, and with no real choice. At that particular time the idea was that becoming all that you could be would give you the material wonders of the emerging world and a correspondingly better life. Is that true today? read more »

Balancing Out Our Experiences- The New Interface of Decision Making

Posted in Discoveries, Living Abroad, Thinking Patterns on July 4th, 2011 by Sandy – 12 Comments

Umm! Yeah I kind of get what you're talking about

I have been blogging about how we have been living in a time when technology is capturing our linear thinking time and  forcing us to develop our intuitive side.  When we bring an open mindedness and  consciousness into the process, we enter the territory from a new perspective. Our antenna is up.

Heretofore we have been very comfortable in our rationale and linear mind. It lined up resources in a predictable  manner and when favorable enough, caused us to take action.

The new territory is the intuitive mind’s domain, but to feel comfortable in transitioning,  the linear mind still wants a map: something that makes it believe it can count on it.

So how much do we trust to our linear mind and how much do we reserve for our intuitive mind? In reality we usually  use our linear mind for as much as possible and accept the unknown as the domain for applying our intuition. However if we go about this process consciously we can decide to what degree we want to trust our intuitive mind.

How do we best do this? read more »

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