Jan 27

As we all strive towards enjoyment of physical health, free of ailments, we also wish to experience a comparable state of mental fitness.

Pride in ourselves comes more easily when we know that our body is in good shape, vital and functioning freely without impediment.

Similarly, our self confidence increases when the same principles are applied to our psychological health, when positive, creative thoughts and ideas govern our emotions.

Mental health is becoming recognized as an issue that threatens to dominate medical issues in the community in the future with serious personal ramifications even more distressing than physical disease.

Prevention is the wisest path to follow. This is a relatively simple matter if each of us chooses to become as focussed on the natural rules that must be followed to establish mental fitness as we do in our disciplines to create physical fitness.

Mar 6

In our democratically aspiring countries we insist upon freedom of speech. However we are all constantly being swamped by the idea that some thoughts are not ‘correct’ and others are…and to the extent that it is common use now to refer to ‘PC’, thinking ‘everyone’ will know what we are talking about.

In our cultural codes we have  considered it rude to refer to subject or acronyms in speech and in the written word without introducing or affirming the full title or subject if we are not to embarrass others.  There are few in social gatherings who have a direct approach and would seek to ask ‘what does …….mean? ‘

It is difficult enough to fight against the forces that would deny us free speech and impossible to contend with the suggestion that our minds and expressions of thought must be judged by some unknown authority, as ‘correct’ or not.

Every ‘trendy’ popular thought or ideology should be appraised before adopting an attitude that succumbs to the fashion of the times.

To keep our minds clear we must be alert and reject popular pressures that are not in accord with our own ethics and thinking.

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Mar 5

Living in the present world that appears to be in chaos, we are reminded of the need of human greatness and clear leadership….

In an excerpt from the Vatican Council II: Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World N.15 it states

…. “Man judges rightly that by his intellect he surpasses the material universe, for he shares in the light of the divine mind….

The intellectual nature of the human person is perfected by wisdom and needs to be. For wisdom gently attracts the mind of man to a quest and a love for what is true and good. Steeped in wisdom, man passes through visible realities to those which are unseen.

Our era needs such wisdom more than bygone ages if the discoveries made by man are to be further humanised.  For the future of the world stands in peril unless wiser men are forthcoming.”

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Mar 1

 Naturopathy takes its place along with Allopathy and Homoeopathy as one of the main Western systems of medicine.

Allopathy is well understood in modern times as a treatment system reliant upon drugs and surgery as well as more specialized spheres. It is based upon suppression of the symptoms of disease and has a huge store of knowledge re the specified known diseases of mankind. The most famous of its accomplishments would seem to be through miraculous surgical skills that repair bodies damaged through accidents and in correction of some deformities. It offers no fundamental educational health programme regarding prevention of disease.

Homeopathy has been used from earlier centuries as a treatment system that requires an intense focus upon the individual and the detailed attention to the symptoms and an observation as to the effects exerted by the weather, the seasons and the integral personality type of the patient. It involves considerable study and application to prescribe medicines for complex symptoms and great wisdom and experience. The system of remedies is drawn from a large range of sources from the natural kingdoms and is based upon the principle of like curing like – that is, administering a remedy that is most closely allied to the disease – a subtle medicine that is broken down to infinitesimal amount through a traditional process. It has many similarities to the ancient traditional Indian system of Ayurveda.

Naturopathy is based upon attention to the natural laws that when followed, create good health and is therefore dependent to a large extent upon the self discipline of the patient. It is a Preventative system and a reminder of the fundamental natural laws. The remedies cover a wide range in modern usage but must conform to the preference and avoidance of chemical drugs and surgery. The most popular remedies are those foods and herbs and natural oils and extracts that can be self administered in the course of home life.

The fundamental physical healing aids such as adjustment of posture, therapeutic massage where limitations in self help are obvious, are valuable and given in professional therapy, along with dietary advice and suggested herbal supplementation. The philosophy over-riding all of naturopathy and those who practise as naturopaths is that of prime regard for Nature as the revered maker and Director of the mysterious healing processes that are, when unobstructed by unnatural pollutants are programmed to maintain physical well being. If seeking professional assistance, it should be remembered that simple advice that derives from experience is most valued in helping a person to build and retain their natural state of health – surely the best health insurance system that exists.

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In Western countries we are free to choose our system of medicine that offers us relief from any ailment. For quick relief from minor irritations and problems it seems rewarding to some to turn to the doctor who prescribes a drug that offers speedy relief.

But for major body function and the health of vital organs, if we wish to avoid instant surgical ‘correction’ that cuts away that offending part of the body we must be prepared to take the usually slower route;  Nature seeks to adjust and heal through our conscious co-operation by providing the encouragement of specific foods, herbs and exercises as required.

There remains a place for any system of medicine that can offer a true cure and where the doctor or therapist who represents that system is committed to the one motivation and cause – to help the patient to a better state of health.

This is a vital issue as Mental Health is likely to flourish when the body well being is assured.

Feb 14

Image processing in humans is proven to be much faster than previously thought.

Beyond what was previously accepted by scientists that the brain takes 100 milliseconds to process something we observe through a visual image,  the brain is now proven capable of processing a visual image seen for just 13 milliseconds.

This is remarkable feat when one considers the thousands/millions of images that flow into the brain through the eyes every day.

It therefore points to the desirability to not overwork the faculty through too great a volume of visual input;  to avoid excessively disturbing speedy images and lighting; to rest the eyes every now and then in order to relieve the visual sense.

Brief reflection leads us to more fully appreciate and desire to utilize both the natural and precious sense of sight and the wonderful mental faculty that can interpret all that we ‘see’ with our eyes. This capacity may continue to be employed for positive value and benefits.

However, young people and those who are excessively involved with computer work and electronic visuals are particularly at risk and should be encouraged to limit their time spent in this way and electronic toys carefully selected to avoid harm to infants whose brains are still in development.

Nov 22

The idea that paedophiles have “rights” to satisfy their perverted “sexual preference” is a shocking one to all civilized people. Our immediate reaction is of course the obvious omission of any thought of victim children, all of whom possess real rights to be protected from wrongdoing and any immoral behaviour of adults in society.

Yet in U.S news outlets it is claimed that a trend is growing that follows the same path used to persuade the community that homosexuality is to be tolerated and children mistreated as ‘sexual preferences’.

The American Psychiatric Association was known to claim back in 1998 that the negative results of child abuse through paedophiles was exaggerated as were those of other sexual habits.  Such a thought is erroneous and the degree of damage to a child can be verified by anyone who has been victimized in these ways.

It is now generally confirmed by those involved in study of basic psychology and those in the mental health social system that the damage to a child who is sexually abused or raped creates a serious trauma in the psyche that is often lifelong and should be considered as a crime that must be classified in legal and moral terms as great as that of murder. Yet by 2014 the subject is being dangerously promoted as a ‘civil right’ of paedophiles.

That any official body should attempt to persuade us to deny our responsibility to protect children alerts us to the changes in thinking that are occurring that will lead to society’s impending destruction.  The danger is real and equal to any aggressive terrorism of which we are familiar in the outside world.

If we do not oppose this mental terrorism taking root, it will herald complete dissolution of our capacity to think clearly and we will become impotent pawns unable to advance the health and mental sanity of the people with unknown thousands of innocent children the victims.

The urgent responsibility of each of us, is to protect our children and stand together in opposing the licence that is prevalent at all levels of our present world..

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Oct 28

The future of mankind promises great advances towards individual and mass progress in understanding of the world and the purposes for which we exist.

There are however, difficulties that are immediate and require attention and rectification if we are to benefit in the spiritual sense and ensure our spiritual advances as those of material prosperity.

We are neglecting the true culture of human values in our educational systems and now there is much cleverness but little wisdom observed in the motivation of governments.

The people have great appetite for information but little attention to practical application. There are few guiding lines in a permissive society and all moral and ethical establishments have proven frail in the storm of rebellious negative forces that attempt to destroy all faiths and values.

We need to hold firm to our inherent knowledge of right and wrong and be prepared to think for ourselves, free and uninfluenced by violence, violence that could threaten further chaos.

Only if we are to be part of a planet that is not only beautiful in natural wealth but one populated by humans who are kind and can herald a peaceful era for the future can we bring about a time that could culminate in the establishment of an era of true progress for which previous generations of individuals have devoted their lives.

 

 

 

Sep 23

In the light of the collected and increasing volume of material offered by scientists to caution us about the risks in using mobile phones there exists a conflict of interest in the public mind as conosumers prefer to turn a deaf ear to any dangers alongside the pleasure of the new-found toy that increases in popularity with its complex functions on offer.

In spite of the persuasive fashion that we must all possess such an item of electronic skills because it will offer us multiple mental tasking and fascinate us with its potential acrobatics, there are many who are becoming aware of the warnings of neurologists and those experienced in dealing with the repercussions upon health. It is supported by much evidence that the frequent use of the mobile phone tends to develop liklihood of brain tumours. To live and work near the towers and transmitters of some of the radio waves involved increases the hazard when the wave length corresponds to that of the human brain itself.

Be alert to the scientific facts as they are published and consider carefully before using such a potential adverse agent.

 

May 1

We all know the importance of the state of our directing consciousness of mind.

We know that our own mind plays a vital role in determining a happy and successful life.

However interested we may become in studying the mind and its processes we must remember that our emotions have and equal, and sometimes superior power to help us or hinder our life aims.

We are handicapped if we do not understand the essential co-operation that must be arrived at between our thinking self and our feeling self to the extent that we must include in  our self awareness adventure the understanding and culture of our emotional being.

There are old guidelines of value such as –  “When there is an internal battle between the head and the heart, choose the heart!”  Another that says “The mind can often lead you astray, the heart never.”

We must make our own choices in assessing whether our live is valued as a thought or a feeling state, but it is unlikely that happiness, peace or love will be seen as predominantly thought.

It is only our own wisdom or intuition that each must use to determine when and how to blend and apply these two aspects of our nature.

 

 

Mar 9

Excerpts from The Fields of Life – our link with the Universe by Harold S. Burr
pub. Neville Spearman

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To ignore or to ridicule something is not to disprove it.
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We have a bumper crop of muddleheads who confuse democracy with indiscipline – Liberty with Licence.
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Blinkers of prejudice are a handicap in blazing new tracks.
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There are two sides to the coin of freedom. We have the freedom to profit by doing right – but also the obligation to take the consequences of doing wrong.
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Strange to say but Nature designed the Universe without consulting our chemists and physicists.
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We have flocks of twittering sentimentalists who feel that the criminal is more important than his victims.
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Feb 2

We must waken up to the mind trends that are damaging… thoughts not dictated by reason integrity but followed by fear of standing alone in the light of our own intelligence and faith in the qualities that have resulted in constructive human endeavour.

Mental bullying is powerful only when we are fearful. Unless we stand freely to express our truest thoughts and attitudes regardless of ‘thought police’ and those who wish to control our minds and take away our freedom – only enslavement can be the result.

In present times many nations and cultures have become uncertain and their strength and health in their communities is being tested and often found wanting, particularly as there are signs of threatened violence by stealth of a largely invisible enemy that fans the fears of all people.

Times are dramatic and chaos exists in the material world. Our children need protection of their minds as well as their bodies.

We must provide a strong voice for the nurturing of our children in values that strengthen goodness
if indeed we wish them a chance for a good future which they can not only enjoy but to which they can contribute by building a future and better world.

Their survival in the present world violence is less assured than we would wish.

If our leaders persist in following trends of thinking that neglect their prime responsibility for the protection and welfare of our nation we cannot be guaranteed that the disintegration of our community morals and integrity of our minds will not allow our destruction as a civilization. All the hard won advances of mankind suffer betrayal in the hands of evil and violence.

The survival of our children in the present world violence and amidst the insanity that dictates it, is endangered. It will be up to our younger generations to counter the evils. Help them keep clear thought and prayer for their strength to help bring the world to sanity and to peace.

More and more we have had to lose confidence in our leaders. They have not been capable of guiding us to the goodness and peace we all desire. More and more we must rely upon our own thought and common sense and with confidence, persist in seeking to find the way to a good and true society, much of which will depend upon our children now coming to maturity.

Do not let them be subjected to violence in any form of persuasion that is not aligned to the highest ideals and seek to nurture and realize their peaceful objectives in life.

 

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