The Mind Strength Balance Podcast

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November 13, 2020  

How The World Changes

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We are changing the world using our minds.

Everything I know about insight, intellect, psychology, and the brain’s structure has little effect on how humans act to change the world. We still act the same way, we just do different things...

If I could change the patterns of my thoughts,I might change how I perceive the world. I don’t mean the kind of fluff that passes as “free will,” which I don’t much believe in, but rather how ideas come to me. I’m referring to the voices of insight, inclination, intuition, or similar guidance that precedes intellect, reason, and volition. I’m interested in learning as an abstract thing: the question of how we change when, left to ourselves, we can’t...

I want to talk about what’s going on beneath your thoughts and feelings. I believe you can operate there in an altered state of mind.

Here is a little equation relating our stimulation to our consciousness... Actually, it’s not a simple equation... This equation, and others of this sort, are the source of deterministic chaos, fractals, self-similarity, and phase transitions.

 


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August 21, 2020  

The Preparation For and Integration Of Psychedelics

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The Preparation For and Integration Of Psychedelics

I’m now a therapist; I make it my business to enable and explain the process of transformation. I might say I was always a therapist except that I was my only client. I can now see the psychedelic experience in everyday life in the form of manufactured reality and disordered thinking. On that basis, I’m qualified to describe psychedelics as a normal part of life.


A good recipe only gets you started. You need to take it from there.


I know many people more experienced with psychedelics than I, but I can claim some insight. First, I’ve always been focused on my personal growth not entertainment, and while my progress has been slow, I’ve been careful. I’ve been at it for over 50 years.

"There is a groundswell of interest in the use of psychedelics for psychotherapy, and I really object to this. These are transformative medicines that are abused when their use is limited to psychology’s main goal of returning people to normal. I have this problem with psychologists in general: they are not trained and they are not selected to support change but rather to restrain it....

"One of psychedelic’s main purposes is to teach people that medicines are not necessary. In this, I take a very Buddhist stance: changes of mind are best achieved through mind alone. Psychedelics expand the mind, but they do so as a can opener. They can bust open a stuck lock, but the world that’s revealed is the real world, not a hallucination."

“After some time, with my eyes closed, I began to enjoy this wonderful play of colors and forms, which it really was a pleasure to observe.”
Albert Hoffman, chemist and inventor of LSD


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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

 


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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

 


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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

 


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May 15, 2020  

COVID-19, Ecology Big and Small

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A guide to experiencing yourself as a part of a larger system.

The virus is not a personal or social assault, it’s an environmental event. More than an event, it is a consequence of our choices. If we don’t see it as an aspect of something for which we’re responsible, then we will not only fail to control our future but we also fail to create our own sustainable environment.

I have created a hypnotic visualization called Ecology that explores the idea that our mind has some power to affect our membranes.

This piece, Ecology Big and Small, is an introduction to the visualization Ecology.

We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.”Carl Sagan, from Cosmos


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May 8, 2020  

COVIND-19, Future Visions

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It seems inconceivable that through power of mind alone we can micromanage our white blood cells, but we can. We don’t know how this is done; we don’t even know which ratio is best, yet somehow we can do it. 

Let’s go a step further to the molecular level. Can our minds control the biochemistry of our membranes?

I have created a hypnotic visualization called Membrane Locksmith that explores the idea that our mind has some power to affect our membranes.

This piece, Future Visions, is an introduction to and explanation of Membrane Locksmith.

“The ‘Heart of Energy Medicine’ may truly be found in the magic of the membrane.” ― Bruce Lipton, PhD, geneticist


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May 1, 2020  

COVID-19, TIme to Look Around

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When situations spin outside the norm you must gather information yourself. Do not rely on the media, use both original sources and your body's own wisdom. I suggest a session with your subconscious. I’ve written a guided visualization called The Voyage that may help. 

“Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.”
― Marcus Aurelius.
 


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April 17, 2020  

COVID-19 and Your Stomach

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To develop a relationship with your stomach get beyond the notion that your stomach is there to serve your needs. It’s the other way ’round. Stomach comfort is about what makes your stomach comfortable, not what you want.

Ayahuasca is a medicine, ceremony, and other-worldly adventure; a combination of tropical plants whose chemical effect only manifests in combination. The plant constituents are not edible, and the result is so far from palatable that it goes right off the scale...

The independent intelligence of my stomach was clarified to me through a conversation I had with an impatient old crone who claimed to be my stomach. This voice spoke at a point in one of my hallucinogenic ayahuasca experiences...

You make two decisions before you eat something: is it familiar and does it taste good. Neither should be relied upon without consulting your intuition. But what is intuition?

I’ve created a self-hypnosis audio file called “The Gut Part I – Stomach.” It is not curative, and it is not designed for a person in the throes of a G.I. infection. It's designed to create the kind of balance and alliance I value and maintain between my mind and my stomach.

March 12, 2020  

Nose and Throat (hypnotic Induction)

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The induction Nose and Throat is a sensory exploration, a combination of imagination and heightened awareness. The object is to be mindful about your breath and responsive to the sensations in your throat and maxillary sinuses. Beyond that, my hope is that through creative visualization you will gain some control over the autonomic functions of blood flow, mucus production, and immune response in the sinus and throat tissues.

It is offered here as a tool for improving your immunity against the COVID-19 virus.


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

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