As a metaphysical psychologist, before I can implant a new idea into a client’s mind, I must condition them. Conditioning, according to Dictionary.com has dozens of definitions but the one I am going to cover is a circumstance indispensable to some result; prerequisite; that on which something else is contingent. Conditioning is a process of dissolving self-defeating beliefs in order to make room for enriching beliefs. If one is not properly conditioned the new concept or idea will be polluted with remnants of the old idea or not allowed to enter entirely. Benjamin Franklin noted, “A man convinced against his will, is of the same opinion still.
To help someone change their mind is a difficult undertaking. The art of persuasion is much more of a science than an art but is probably a combination of both. Salesmen get a bad rap as they are well versed in the science of persuasion, which is merely a form of conditioning. If people would evaluate their needs and wants and arm themselves with all the choices they might confront, they probably would not be manipulated by salesmen. When we all begin to learn to condition ourselves by questioning our truth and learning other ways of seeing things we will gain a power and self-respect that we were intended.
I am much more confident by evaluating all the boogie men my clients bring with them for me to disarm. Most of us have been told the truth held by others only to find that it is not our truth. Until I began to investigate my vaults of truths I have been handed did I find how much I was marching through life unarmed. By evaluating my own life and what does and doesn’t work for me I become conditioned to accept new truths. Even new truths may only be transient, therefore I inventory my beliefs often and thoroughly. I doubt that my clients will ever receive nearly the results that I do. If you want to know where to start your conditioning remember…
Your Life is PERFECT!
Dr. Randolph Ek, Mspy.D.
Do you take direction? If you do, do you take it easily or only after finding your own information erroneous? Dictionary.com describes direction as a line of thought or action or a tendency or inclination; the direction of contemporary thought; instruction or guidance. I have found it very hard to take direction in my life. I think the problem started with many people in my life offering me direction whose lives didn’t prove that the information was trustworthy. I think my inability to take direction had the same roots as my inability to trust others.
I recently had a surgical procedure done. My doctor told me to follow a rigid set of directions following my release from the surgical center. I followed the directions to the letter. The reason I was so loyal to my doctor is due to the tremendous amount of trust I have in him as a doctor and believing in him. The last thirty-seven years of program has brought me to trust. The golden rule is, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” I always have! I hated and distrusted me and therefore I passed that along to everyone I met. It’s hard to have faith in people if you haven’t learned to have faith in you and your God.
I have two distinct entities in me. I have an Ego, my human self, which can’t be trusted. I also have a Soul, my spiritual self, which is PERFECT! Whichever of these two entities you feed, grows. If you live for your human nature you will find yourself to not be trusted. If you pray and meditate the Soul grows and your intuitive nature becomes well balanced and trustworthy. When I am tuned into my spiritual nature I seem to know when I need direction and I follow that direction easily. When I am tuned into my Ego I listen to no one. If you want to know whether you should take direction remember…
Your Life is PERFECT!
Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.
A song recently released, called Heaven, makes me wonder. When people hear the word heaven where does their mind take them? The word heaven, according to Dictionary.com is the abode of God, the angels, and the spirits of the righteous after death; the place or state of existence of the blessed after the mortal life. What is your idea of heaven? Is heaven the magic of your mind or a true place? Does anyone really know? There are no facts to consider but there are millennium of ideas and thoughts that have been expressed.
I believe that heaven and the Garden of Eden are synonymous. They are a place we go when our thoughts and actions and will are aligned with God’s. I have had periods of heaven in my life and hope to continue to achieve higher forms of consciousness in my forward movement through my spiritual quest. As long as I awaken each day with humility and childlike wonder and awe I expect to lose my human anchor and become pure spirit and at one with God.
The biggest problem I find in having heaven beyond my reach is that I am a very impatient person. I experience heaven whenever I lose myself and find satisfaction through helping others. I experience heaven whenever I immerse myself in nature. I find heaven whenever I spend time with my friends or family. I know God wants me to be happy, joyous and free. When I am being the person God intended me to be I am in heaven. Whenever I turn my will over to him and accept life on life’s terms I am in heaven. If you want to know heaven remember…
Your Life is PERFECT!
Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy. D.