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July 31, 2020  

COVID-19, Frontline Doctors

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On July 27th an unofficial press conference was held on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. A newly formed group called America’s Frontline Doctors, consisting of GPs, hospital doctors, and colleagues presented their perspective on the COVID-19 experience.

 

Six doctors spoke. They did not speak in politically guarded statements. They made several statements that have been widely recognized as fact, and some that sounded overly optimistic.

 

I have been following the publications and information they were referring to for the last six weeks, ever since these issues came to light. I concluded, even before this press conference, that a number of the criticisms these doctors are making are correct.

 

What the Frontline Physicians were advocating was the necessity to grant clinical medicine the power to exercise its intuition and, in this, provide inspiration for others. The official response to this has been to shut them down.

 

I read a report that said 88% of adults trust their doctors — well, 100% of dead people don’t.
Stewart Stafford

 


To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, and for a link to the video that I refer to, please go to the text version HERE.

July 24, 2020  

The Benefits of Hysterical Thinking

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I've written a book on COVID-19 which is a combination memoir, analysis, suggestion, and indictment. It offers suggestions pertaining to how to maintain one's health and others about how to treat the SARS-Cov-2 infection. It suggests you reappraise the information being fed to you. It’s a creative book.

 

Emotions are gaining increased respect and attention in research. This is a sea-change in our thinking. It is a recognition that emotion is not some defective feminine aspect, but a system that sets off an alarm when the rational mind gets out of balance.

 

It’s nice to advocate passive resistance and reasonable response, but, when playing a rigged game or confronting a person with a personality disorder, these tactics do not work. Hysterical thinking is break-out thinking, and, break-out thinking triggers episodic changes.

 

If you'd like to learn more about my book, visit mindstrengthbalance.com, where I sell books, offer free posts, and periodically offer classes on awareness, awakening, sleeping, and dreams.

The only way to change someone's mind is to connect with them from the heart.
Rasheed Ogunlaru

 


To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.

July 17, 2020  

Dreams and Foggy Thinking

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The keys to dream recall are gaining awareness of the dream while the dream is occurring, and applying a sufficiently quiet level of awareness so that your retrieval of the dream is not derailed by your thoughts. I want to focus on the second of these: learning to think quietly...

If you'd like to learn more about dreams, visit mindstrengthbalance.com, where I sell books, offer free posts, and periodically offer classes on sleeping and dreams.

“A busy mind is full of thoughts, a blissful mind is full of ideas… a conclusive mind cannot be a creative mind.”
Amit Kalantri


To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.

July 4, 2020  

What Are Dreams?

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What Are Dreams? briefly explores dreams from neurological, somatic, therapeutic, and social perspectives. It's more important to recognize their multiplicity of purpose, than it is to focus exclusively on one.

Dreams are a holistic phenomena. Approaching them from psychology is—like any one approach to a many-faceted phenomena—another story of three blind men and an elephant. You’ve to get to a holographic view, a view in which the whole is not just more than but different from its parts.

If you'd like to learn more about dreams, visit mindstrengthbalance.com, where I sell books, offer free posts, and periodically offer classes on sleeping and dreams.

Nothing contains more of your own work than your dreams!
Nothing belongs to you so much!
Friedrich Nietzsche


To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.

June 27, 2020  

Consilience, Reason and Emotion

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The virus is a lesson in the reconciliation of opposites and the shepherding of resources.

I've collected my pieces on COVID-19 into a book that follows the virus's public appearance, my experience with it, and its effect on science and government. Most of all, the book is a hypnotic learning tool to strengthen immunity and spirit.

Where does the virus fit in our ecology? What have we done to create this ecology, and what can we do about it?

This is the final chapter.

The rationalist in me would like to say that developing a sustainable ecology is a practical problem, but it's suspect not. It is a spiritual problem, as it certainly is for those who revere the earth. It certainly requires of people something more than a rational commitment. It is spiritual in the sense that spirit motivates action.

Salvation is not a reward for the righteous, its is a gift for the guilty..” Steve Lawson

 


To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.

June 19, 2020  

COVID-19 Chronicles

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I've collected my pieces on COVID-19 into a book that follows the virus's public appearance, my experience with it, and its effect on science and government. Most of all, the book is a hypnotic learning tool to strengthen immunity and spirit.

Where does the virus's fit in our ecology? What have we done to create this ecology and what can we do about it?

This introductory chapter orients you to the following chapters and audio files.

As small as you may think you are, you are not small because these systems are not entirely stable, and that’s what your mind is for: to guide these systems. You are the intelligence in the machine.

Human health is the great global connector.” Kathleen Sebelius

 


To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.

June 12, 2020  

Mind and Molecules (a hypnotic induction)

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Mind and Molecules is a hypnotic visualization to bring energy and awareness into your nervous system and your tissues. We are an electrical system and, like all electrical systems, we maintain and move charge.

What you know about the charge in your body you perceive as energy: the energy of awareness, movement, and thought. Connecting these with feelings in your body is a means of engaging your body. This energy is also the source of healing, growth, and hemostasis—the maintenance of health and balance.

 


For further background listen to my podcast COVID-19, Rethinking the Implausible, or read it as illustrated text on my website HERE.


 CAUTION 
Do not listen to this HYPNOTIC AUDIO while operating machinery or driving a car.

June 12, 2020  

COVID-19, Rethinking the Implausible

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The piece explores the most "out there" idea that we have some intentional, mental control over molecules. What could this even mean?

To explore this, I go back to what we know about molecules, the mind, and how we might use one to affect the other. Obviously we do this, but how and what we accomplish is hard to define. That is the "implausible" that I'm trying to redefine. 

Viruses are too simple to have a strategy because that would require them to negotiate changing events in order to maintain it. Instead, they have a varied toolkit and the ability to evolve quickly... Evolution is to a virus what thinking is to us...

The key is to be able to change feelings in your tissues. If you have no feeling, then there’s nothing you can change. But once you have some feeling, then you can shape, expand, and even speak to it.

This piece introduces the next hypnotic visualization "Mind and Molecules" that is available as a separate podcast in this series.

“The immune system may be considered a cellular extension of the brain, a ‘mobile sensory organ.’ ” — R. Zachariae, et al.


To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.

May 29, 2020  

The Harmony of the Microbes (a hypnotic induction)

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The Harmony of the Microbes is a guided visualization toward a balanced gut ecosystem. It approaches the balancing of one’s gut from two directions: imagining an ego-centered sense of relief, and imagining a microbe-centered sense of harmony.

 


For further background listen to COVID-19 and Viral Fatigue, or read it as illustrated text on my website HERE.


CAUTION:
Do not listen to this HYPNOTIC AUDIO while operating machinery or driving a car!

May 29, 2020  

COVID-19 and Viral Fatigue

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One of the consequences of viral infections—and we can presume this will be a consequence of SARS-CoV-2—is something called Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS). It’s estimated that 20% of those who recover will experience some form of PVFS.

This piece explores what we know about viral fatigue, how it's similar to chronic fatigue, and what is done about it. It is most likely a dysregulation of one's gut and this piece explore my own attempt to rebalance my G.I. tract.

This piece introduces the hypnotic visualization "The Harmony of the Microbes" that is available as a separate podcast in this series.

"When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t." — Thomas Edison


To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.

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