Monthly Archives: February 2017

Physiology

According to Dictionary.com physiology is the branch of biology dealing with the functions and activities of living organisms and their parts, including all physical and chemical processes. Having a healthy metabolic state is paramount toward a great life. We must realize that to have a healthy physiology we must also have a balanced personage. As a metaphysical psychologist I realize that mind, body and spirit are indivisible. Each separate part of us is anything but separate.

The mind affects the spirit, through distraction and the body, or what the bible described as “the Temple,” directly. The body affects the mind, through poor nutrition and the spirit, through misappropriation.  The spirit, when scrutinized, can enhance the mind and the body or through spiritual neglect can leave the mind and the body malnourished. Our physiology, psyche and spirit must equally be nourished and also must be kept keen through constant exercise.

To exercise our physiology, we must maintain physical strength through weight and aerobic training. Psyche calisthenics are achieved by losing oneself through broadening one’s horizon and challenging one to constant wonder and awe. The spiritual gymnastics are constant prayer, or talking to God, and persistent meditation, or listening to God. If one has provided all aspects of one’s personage with proper nutrition and exercise, one can expect miracles to happen as a regular life experience. If you want to know what you need to work on remember…

Your Life is PERFECT!

PAY ATTENTION!!!

Love,

Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.

Entrenched

Are you entrenched? Entrenched according to Dictionary.com is to be fixed or established firmly, especially so as to prevent removal or change. This is a great move in certain military situations but in a person’s personal endeavor it is usually potential suicide. One must stay open to change in order to allow God to move us toward his need for us, which is always our ultimate potential and success. Entrenchment is usually a response to fear, which is contrary to God’s will for us. I must learn to move steadily toward my objective knowing I did enough preliminary prayer and meditation to know my goals.

I have heard that most people not only find themselves in a rut but actually decorate it. It is human to seek comfort. One must move beyond human toward spiritual and move toward change, which normally creates discomfort. Entrenchment is learning to settle. If we are made in God’s image and likeness, we must constantly be creative. Creativity is dynamic, not static. As I get older I realize how much of my life I wasted due to fear. Wasted time is never retrievable. I am trying to become less entrenched and more willing to stay in constant conscious contact with God, who guides my actions.

How do use your time? Do you have a plan even when you are resting? I try to find a moderation in my life that is not the all or nothing way I ran most of my life. When my quiet time is in communion with God I never feel it is wasted and I never find myself entrenched in fear. As I get closer to retirement age I am working to make better use of my time. Years of poor time management and bad habits don’t go away without hard work and constant change. Entrenchment is no longer a choice I can afford to make. I am moving forward until my time on earth is spent and I constantly remember…

Your Life is PERFECT!

PAY ATTENTION!!!

Love,

Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.

Abstinence

Abstinence according to Dictionary.com is forbearance from any indulgence of appetite or addiction. Abstinence is also the state of being without a drug, or mood altering chemical such as alcohol, heroin, cocaine, marijuana, nicotine, sugar or any substance that creates a compulsive response. I had to learn what abstinence meant many years ago as an alcoholic/drug addict but as recently as a couple of years ago had to relearn the term abstinence with multiple addictions to food stuffs.

There are certain drugs that are addictive in all cases because of their chemical nature. There are other drugs that are addictive due to the chemical nature of the individual persons consuming the drug. Abstinence must be practiced no matter what the nature of the addiction. Although many may be immune to white flour, sugar, nicotine or caffeine when a food addict consumes any of these a chemical reaction creates a compulsive response. Abstinence is the only cure for addiction of any kind.

The reason these food allergies are much more difficult to remain abstinent from than other addictions is that one must eat. Most of the things I can’t consume seem to be prevalent in society. I not only must stay abstinent from common compulsive food stuffs; I must also remain vigilant of other substances that create a desire to eat beyond my feeling full. Abstinence is a daily practice for me today that I pray will eventually turn into a healthy habit and healthy lifestyle. If you think you may have things in your life that could use the practice of abstinence you merely need to remember…

Your Life is PERFECT!

PAY ATTENTION!!!

Love,

Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy. D.

Skepticism

I am often surprised at how skeptical people are about anything new. I am not sure what in a person’s life has created the need for skepticism. Dictionary.com defines skepticism as the doctrines or opinions of philosophical skeptics; universal doubt; unbelief with regards to religion, especially Christianity. Skepticism is a symptom of fear as is anything that separates us from God and our spiritual self. But skepticism isn’t the final blow that destroys people. It is the lack of action created by skepticism.
I may be slightly skeptical on occasion but my experience has proven that action will normally prove my skepticism erroneous. The older I get the less I know. It is because of this that wisdom is developed. Whatever seemed truth years ago is either been proven wrong or at least misunderstood. I do know that God is in control of all the universe and no matter what I may believe to be true or not is not my concern. I need to move forward carefully with action in the presence of skepticism.
To decrease my skepticism, I need to practice open mindedness and faith. I use my common sense, which continues to improve with experience tempered with spiritual awareness.  As I continue to pray and meditate the need to know decreases as I have high expectations of spiritual guidance. When I began learning reliance from God, my Ego would derail my efforts. I would share my experience with others, who would help me back on track and eventually my hope turned into faith and my faith turned into trust.  If you want to know where to start in dissolving your skepticism remember…
Your Life is PERFECT!
PAY ATTENTION!!!
Love,
Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.