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Diwali, Hierarchy of Needs & the Other Immune System part 3

From: Jay
Sent on: Friday, November 1, 2013 9:45 AM
Happy Deepavali and final episode of the other immune system

Deepavali greetings from Hyderabad!

It's lovely to be in India during the festival of lights, a time when the accounts of the past (year) are closed and one seeks to make a fresh start by lighting lamps. These are lamps of hope, faith and fortune, and when one gets behind the facade of the ritual, realizes it is a time of inner cleansing, igniting and kindling. We live in an era when the majority seem so distant from being in touch with the self, and making choices that has propelled this world into turbulence, in society and in nature. The festival of Deepavali signifies this period in the cycle of time when this world will transform from the age of darkness (ignorance) and into a bright (conscious) new day. It is believed, this is the natural course of the world drama (history).

In the concluding episode of 'Are YOU Aware of Your Other Immune System', see below the parallels between physical and psychological ailments and their remedies.

In bliss,

Is YOUR 'Other' Immune System Working? Part 3

When we absorb others beliefs and adopt them as our own beliefs, often calling them truths, we also start creating our own belief systems.  As a consequence, we start to generate moments of 'dis - ease' as we either blindly follow our beliefs or we start defending them against perceived threats or we attempt to impose them on others.  But we are not aware of this connection between belief and dis - ease!  No one is able to help us be aware as everyone else has largely made and is largely making, the same mistake themselves. 
Here are a couple of examples of how we unknowingly create the many dis - eases of the soul which are the cause of our unhappiness! 
Symptoms and Cures of Perfectionism! 
The first symptoms of any 'dis - ease' appear, or more accurately are 'felt', at an emotional level.  For example, the perfectionist suffers from 'perfectionism' and therefore experiences frequent moments of irritation.  Rather like our skin sometimes becomes irritated the perfectionist feels irritated simply because they live in the world that is not, and can never be, exactly, precisely, the way they want or expect it to be.  It can never be exactly the way they 'believe' it should be.  The curing of perfectionism requires three steps.  
First there is the awareness and recognition that there are feelings of irritation and frustration and that they are self created. Then there is the realization of the cause within consciousness, which is a 'viral belief' that things should be set out exactly like this, processes should be performed exactly like that, people should behave exactly like this, the result of any application of any methodology should be an outcome that is...perfect!  In other words, there is a deep belief generating an expectation of perfection. A cure is only possible when there is the realization of the truth that a) the world and people are moving and changing, and being, exactly as they are; b) life and relationships, especially relationships, at this point in time, are messy! And 3) there is ultimately no one right way, no perfect way, that can be prescribed for anything or anyone.  When this truth is fully realized, assimilated and acted on there is a transformation of the energy of the consciousness of the perfectionist.  The dis - ease disappears, and there is, in effect, a healing of the soul!
Three Movements 
The immune system of the body has, in essence, three dynamics in the healing process; the recognition of the symptoms, the diagnosis of the cause and the healing effect of the cure. Similarly, the immune system of the soul has three movements, awareness of the feelings of dis - ease, realization of the cause and cure of the dis - ease and the transformation of the energy of consciousness when the cure is implemented (acted on).  We often acknowledge that, given the chance, the body will heal itself.  Similarly, if we give our 'self' a chance, which really means the time and space to become more aware, we can heal all our habits of dis - ease!  Here's another example.
Loosening those Joints! 
Arthritis is a common disease of the body, especially in the older age ranges.  It is also a dis - ease of the soul, of our consciousness, which also tends to 'set in' later in life.  But not always.  Sometimes it seems to be there from the start!  Just as the joints of the body start to become rigid and painful to move, so we become rigid in our ways of thinking, which means in our beliefs.  It becomes painful to move our consciousness enough to be open to new ideas, new learnings and new understandings.  One of the main symptoms of 'arthritis of the soul' will be a feeling of resentment toward those who seem to know more and want to help us broaden our mind and explore new viewpoints.  There will be frequent thought's like, "I know the best way, this is the only way, this is the way I have done it or thought about it all my life and it is still the way today".  There will be a resistant reaction to others points of view, sometimes to such an extent the other person is completely ignored.
Until, one day, the arthritic soul becomes aware that they are fed up with their own resentment, tired of their own suffering and probably lonely at the lack of friends!  They let go for a moment and realize there is no one right idea or belief, there are always different ways to perceive, there is still time to learn, it's never too late to change.  Then an openness occurs, a curiosity starts to arise, and a new flexibility gradually replaces the old rigidity.  The healing of the soul takes place when this inner shift feeds through into interactions with others, and a transformation of attitude and behavior is both seen and felt.  The dis - ease know as arthritis of the soul is healed!
There are twelve primary dis - eases of soul from which we all suffer including asthma of the soul, diabetes of the soul and indigestion of the soul!  Which really means twelve dis - eases that we all create within our consciousness that will generate frequent moments of suffering. The process of healing is the same for each.  Becoming aware of the symptoms, which is an emotion that we create and feel both frequently and intensely.  The realization of the cause, which always a 'viral belief' that we are carrying within our consciousness.  Then, as we look past or through the belief, the realization of 'the truth' that frees us from the suffering.  Then finally the transformation of our energy, which is our consciousness, our 'self', when we consciously re-assimilate and act on that truth.
By activating the immune system of the soul it becomes possible to eliminate all dis - ease and restore our consciousness, our being, to a state of consistent wellness.  We know we are well again when we are able to relax at will, be at peace with the world, respond openly and compassionately to others, fully accept the way life is unfolding around us, and be able to give selflessly of our self whenever we are invited to participate in the great game, the grand play, the magnificent production that we call LIFE ON PLANET EARTH!

©  Mike George 2013


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