Monthly Archives: May 2017

Rituals

Religions, for millenniums, have found rituals to be a vital part of their existence. According to Dictionary.com, rituals are an established or prescribed procedure or ceremony for a religious or other rites. Jesus asked us to not prescribe to rituals and yet the all the world religions dictate rites and services. When all the world finds God’s grace to be their only ritual, we shall find the answer to our earthly treasure. As we are made in God’s image and likeness, practicing love toward every life on the planet is the only practical ritual.

We should practice the ritual of love with each other. We should practice the ritual of love with all living things on our planet. We should practice the ritual of love with our environment. We should practice the ritual of love toward God with every breath we take. I have been practicing constant, conscious contact with God. Although I have come up short of the love I am capable of, I just realize my human condition and return to the task at hand. Love is the ritual of discipline.

The gold, statues, intricate building, ceremonies and rites do not impress God. All God wants is our constant love and admiration. These rituals are performed around the world in almost every religion from the oldest to the youngest, from the richest to the poorest, from every corner of the planet. Rituals are a superstitious rite and as long as society continues to believe they are pleasing God with this waste of time the world will have to find the answer to its problems on its own. If you want to find a ritual that works for you remember…

Your Life is PERFECT!

PAY ATTENTION!!!

Love,

Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.

Respond

Do you react or do you respond? According to Dictionary.com react is to act in response to an agent or influence, while respond is to react favorably. When I react I am normally doing so based on information acquired from past experiences, which may or may not be relevant.  When I respond I am normally doing so based on current information lacking past judgement. When I react I am normally living from my human nature and when I am responding I am normally living in my spiritual nature.

I would love to be able to live in the now constantly and learn to allow everything to be a new experience. When I am in learn mode I am open to anything and when I think I know I tend to react and not respond. I think the reason my Ego always thinks it knows is because it wants me to believe it is God. The funny thing is that when I live from my spiritual nature, knowing requires no argument. Reacting almost always promotes argument and responding is normally a statement based more in neutrality.

If I feel agitated it would be best to hold my tongue, although it is hard as my Ego wants to prove I am right. God owns the universe and doesn’t need to convince anyone of anything. When I can respond spiritually I need not say anything; in fact, I can usually humbly refrain from any further conversation. Any conversation I have while reacting is usually a conversation I will need to apologize for. I have learned to apologize but it is not a favorite pastime of mine so I continue to be better at responding. If you want to know where you can improve on your communication skills remember…

Your Life is PERFECT!

PAY ATTENTION!!!

Love,

Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.

Being

Are you a human being or a human doing? Do you know enough about yourself to be comfortable with you? Can you just be? Being according to Dictionary.com is the fact of existing, conscious; moral existence; substance of nature.  Many of us have been brought up with so much negative browbeating that we spend our days contemplating what we need to do instead of learning to be who we are. I have done nearly three hundred personal inventories and most of what I have examined has been thoughts, feelings and behaviors not kindred to who I am.

I know today what my personality is according to dozens of personality assessments. According to the Humanmetrics Jung Typology Test I am an ENTP; Extravert (59%) (over introversion); Intuitive (44%) (over sensing); Thinking (50%) (over Feeling); Perceiving (6%) (over judging). You can test yourself at http://www.humanmetrics.com/personality. Some personality assessments have pages of science that provides us with our nature. Being is not what we have been taught to be, it is what we were meant to be. Our DNA is who we are, it is our being.

Being is a rich form of living. It comes with self-confidence, self-acceptance and incredible freedom to be without the constant need for acceptance. When you know who you are you merely need to be that and try to be the best you can be. When you are basing who you need to be on who you were meant to be you can’t help but be successful. You are you! You are not who others think you should be. You can’t build a skyscraper on a residential foundation. You will never meet your potential if you never take the time to find your being. The best way to start being is through remembering…

Your Life is PERFECT!

PAY ATTENTION!!!

Love,
Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.

Allegiance

Are you allegiant? Allegiance, according to Dictionary.com is the loyalty or devotion of a citizen to his or her government or of a subject to his or her sovereign, or devotion to some person, group, cause, etc. Are you fully devoted to this country? Although you may not agree with the past or current leadership are you still devoted to a country that allows diversity? This country has been bouncing from extremes since it’s inception. If we don’t keep our allegiance to the United States primary, allegiance to anything else is of no value. Freedom must first be developed and solidified before allegiance to lesser causes can be accessed.

I am first allegiant to God and all that God has blessed me with including my wife and family. Secondly I am allegiant to my country for which I have been so blessed. With the freedom I have been given as a citizen of The United States I have true opportunity many people around the world do not have. The more I take time to count my blessings, the more allegiance I profess to my country. I love the United States. I may not love what happens in this country but I know that if I stand for what is right eventually God will intervene and provide what is best and right for us all.

We all have an opinion! If we did not live in a free country we would not be able to share our opinion without fallout. I am free to make mistakes and in the process I learn what I need to learn and my life continues to unfold. I served in the United States Air Force and the Montana Army National Guard. I have been on boards and committees. I have served at many levels according the needs and talents I could provide. Allegiance is not proven till service is rendered. As a recovering addict, I found it easy to talk and service not so easy. If you want to know if you are truly allegiant remember…

Your Life is PERFECT!

PAY ATTENTION!!!

Love,

Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.