KNOWING OURSELVES

KNOWING OURSELVES
This book can be of great value for those who want to take the path of responsibility in their lives, who want to take the first step toward freedom and self knowledge, using the topic of disease in humans as a guide. Its purpose is to help the sick person to find health status, based primarily on what happens within us. Because even if we can find help abroad (psychologists, doctors, gurus, etc.) the only ones who are able to heal us are ourselves. A book dedicated to physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Friday, 22 June 2018

Disease Comes From Yourself And You Don’t Realize It



We are the only species on the face of the Earth capable of transforming our biology through our thoughts and feelings. Our cells are constantly watching our thoughts and are being modified by them. A bout of depression can devastate our immune system; a state of serenity, in contrast, can fortify it tremendously. Joyful and harmonious activity  can keep us healthy and prolong our life. The memories of a negative or sad situation release the same hormones and biological destructive substances that stress does. Our cells are constantly processing all our experiences and metabolizing them according to our personal points of view. As a result, our bodies are transformed as soon as we internalize our interpretations. A depressed person, for example,  will project sadness throughout his or her entire body. When depression occurs, the production of neurotransmitters from the brain are altered, hormone levels will vary, the sleep cycle is interrupted, the neuropeptide receptors on the outer surface of the skin cells are modified, blood platelets become more viscous and more likely to form lumps and even the tears will contain different chemical trails as those of joy.
This entire biochemical profile will change drastically once the person becomes calm and serene. These facts confirm the great need to use our consciousness to create the bodies that we really need. The same way the aging process can be neutralized every day. Shakespeare was not being metaphorical when through his character Prosperous said: “We are made of the same stuff as dreams”.
Do you want to know how is your body doing today? Then remember what your thoughts and emotions were yesterday. Do you want to know how your body will be tomorrow? Observe your thoughts and emotions today!
Remember that when you open up your heart and your mind you will be avoiding a surgeon doing it for you. The remedy is within you and you are not using it. Disease comes from yourself and you don’t realize it.
Hansart Ali

Thursday, 7 June 2018

HALITOSIS (bad breath), emotional and metaphysical causes:



When bad breath is not from any particular disease, tooth decay, stomach problems, etc., its cause is in the emotional part.
It occurs when someone has been hurt and has a great inner pain. The bad smell is due to the accumulation of unwholesome thoughts of hatred, anger and revenge, directed towards who has caused the damage.
Halitosis expresses us that our attitudes towards others are not entirely correct. It manifests itself in people who frequently speak evil of others and not always with good intentions and they tend to think bad of all, situations, people, etc. It is individuals who easily get angry, spiteful and maintain thirst for revenge.
The fetid breath can also be the means by which a person is exhaling disgust he/she feels for some poorly digested situation, and cannot speak.
Symbolically, bad breath represents the desire to alienate others and show that we are rotting inside.
Recommendations to recover physical, emotional and spiritual health:
Every time we feel wounded, we must sit and contemplate our acceptance wound.
Do not put the attention on who offends us because only one channel is set in motion by the energy of our wound that was latent within us waiting to be able to show that we can feel and heal.
The practice of forgiveness toward those who have accused and ourselves by thoughts of revenge and separation will allow us to heal the wound but with acceptance and absolute responsibility for our feelings.





Joman Romero

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

"Self-enquiry, the tool that leads us to the self, peace and happiness"

Taken from a talk by Sergi Torres in New Jersey "Self-enquiry, the tool that leads us to the self, peace and happiness" Thank you Ernie Torres!

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Is the Ego Your Friend or Foe?



It’s common to hear people on a spiritual path saying that you need to destroy or erase the ego. However, while you have a physical body, it’s necessary to have an ego just as much as you have a mind and intellect. Rather than focusing on eliminating the ego, your aim should be to balance it so it acts in harmony with all your other layers of life.
In terms of evolution, the non-local Absolute manifests the Jiva or individual soul. The individual soul brings with it the karma for this lifetime and creates the ego to help facilitate this. From the ego emerge the intellect, the mind, and your physical world as projections of your karmic tendencies. The karmic curse is that we have forgotten who we really are and instead, the ego creates all the stories, labels, and roles of who we think we are. Thus the ego knows us intimately and, if left to its own devices, becomes the director of our life story.
A Closer Look at the Ego
Up until the age of about two, the ego is fairly dormant. Then, all of a sudden the word “mine” is discovered. Even though this may be challenging for those around you, you enter the period when the ego plays an important role in your life. As you grow, the ego supports you in your education, career, starting a family, and generally establishing your life. The ego loves to organize things, but unfortunately, it also loves to control not only your life but also the world around you.
If not managed, this negative side of the ego manifests as arrogance, pride, vanity, judgements, and prejudices. In the more extreme cases, it emerges as the need to control, the lust for power, fanaticism, or an obsession with materialism. Unfortunately, many people forego a more spiritual approach to life and become stuck with these seductive qualities of the ego. This leads to one definition of ego as being Edging God Out!
Those of us who have begun to realize that there is more to life than materialism will sooner or later embark on a spiritual journey that will eventually take us “home.” However, this is a time when the ego can be most troublesome. The ego likes to be in charge to control, whereas your spiritual practices are to break you out of boundaries and live in freedom. When you first start your sadhana(spiritual practice), the ego doesn’t take much notice. It thinks, “It was that new diet last month and the exercise program the month before, this won’t last either.” However, as you continue and become regular with your meditation, yoga asana, etc., the ego starts to grow nervous.
The driving force within the ego is fear and, if you allow it, the ego will install fear into all areas of your life. Any greed, lust, intolerance, and anger are based in fear, and guess who’s behind it all? The ego. The ego knows all your weaknesses, your repressed desires, and your areas of denial, and it will use them against you, to knock you off your spiritual path.
Most of the doubts and worries you encounter are ego-based:
“Am I doing it correctly?”
“Am I on the right path?”
“Does this teacher know what he/she is talking about?”
Even simple thoughts like, “I don’t have enough time” or “When will the meditation be over” have been subtly slipped in by the ego
Now this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use your common sense but, when these types of thoughts or doubts arise, ask yourself, “Is this my Higher Self or my ego talking?” Maharishi Mahesh Yogi used to say, “When doubts arise, first doubt the doubter.” The doubter is usually the ego.
While your techniques themselves are effortless, as you progress on your path, it’s important to remain focused, vigilant, and disciplined in your approach to them. As long as you have a physical body, an ego will be with you. When the karma for this lifetime has been exhausted, the body ceases to exist and with it the ego. A new ego will be born with a new incarnation, again as a reflection of the karmic contract for that lifetime.
Even after Enlightenment, some trace of ego still remains. In the Vedas, this is called Lesha-Vidya or the “left over seeds of bad habits.” An enlightened teacher must be very aware of this so he/she doesn’t fall prey to spiritual pride and arrogance. In the early stages of Samadhi, the yogi may gain new and exciting qualities and yogic powers. If these are recognized as merely a part of the journey and treated with humility, he/she will progress to the higher levels of Samadhi. However, if they are used to control and manipulate, the ego takes over becoming like a “hungry ghost.” Such a yogi may gain temporary power and fame but won’t progress spiritually and will ultimately sow the seeds of his/her own downfall. This is why Vedanta tells us to, “Seek the company of those who seek enlightenment but run from those who claim to have found it.”
How to Manage the Ego
To manage the ego, then, you need to live your life consciously. Be aware of your choices and why you are making them. Be aware of the effects your choices have on others. There’s an Arab proverb which says:
The words of the tongue should have three gatekeepers.
Before words get past the lips, the first gatekeeper asks, “Is this true?” That stops a lot of traffic immediately. But if the words get past the first gatekeeper, there is a second who asks, “Is it kind?” And for those words that qualify here too, the last gatekeeper asks, “Is it necessary?”
You may have heard the expression that someone has a “big ego.” Actually, it’s the opposite. People who stamp around with their chests puffed out have very small egos that are fighting for their lives, like a cornered wild animal. Love your ego, play with it, have fun with it, make it your friend and do not take it seriously. Seriousness is the ego playing the victim. Teach your ego humility through selfless service and compassion. When you love your ego, it will expand and cease to feel threatened. When the fear is removed, the ego will take its rightful place and become your biggest supporter on the path to enlightenment.
By Roger Gabriel (Raghavanand)

Monday, 12 March 2018

CHLOASMA or pregnancy mask, emotional and metaphysical causes:



Chloasmas, also known as melasma or "pregnancy mask", are dark, brown or grayish spots that appear on the face especially during pregnancy. They usually appear on the cheeks, forehead, nose and upper lip, and less commonly, around the eyes.
Skin darkens to protect against sun contact. Symbolically the sun is associated with the father, the skin on contact and the face in our image. Therefore it is an attempt to avoid contact with the father, which affects our image.
Father conflict, contact and stain. The spots appear in areas where they give the sun (father) and mostly in pregnant women.
What conflict of contact do I have with my father or the father of my son, or with me as a father?
The conflict must be related to the contact, by excess, defect, nonexistent or by bad contact.



Knowing ourselves: What does the body want to tell us with diseases?





Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Why does my body gets sick?



I’m sure that you’ve heard about the human body being a perfect self regulating machine.  For example, our bodies take care of keeping the glucose levels in our blood in optimum condition. When glucose levels get high, the body creates insulin that transforms the sugar in the blood into energy, and when it gets too low, the body will let us know by creating dizziness or a feeling of sickness so that we can eat something. All of this is the result of the body’s self regulation system: It is not necessary to think in order to make our hearts beat, or to make our hair and nails grow. Our body takes care of all that by itself. We aren’t conscious of this process. In other words, we are unconscious.
Our psyche works very much the same way, as it also regulates our stress level. So if at a psycho-emotional level we are living a difficult situation (it doesn’t need to be difficult to others but we perceive it as difficult to us) and this pressure exceeds our limit of stress, our psyche will self regulate by utilizing our bodies to create a psychosomatic response that will shift the stress from the psyche  into  the body, which in time will be somatize in the form of an illness or physical symptoms.
Therefore, if we can understand this, we will also understand that the disease is not something that comes at random, but has a precise biological meaning, and is born of a psycho-emotional conflict.
Carl Jung, a well known Swiss Psychologist, said that “disease is the effort made by nature to heal a man”. In other words, disease is the way our biological system tells us of a psycho – emotional conflict, thus giving us the opportunity to heal. In this “new” paradigm, disease stops being something “bad” that we must appease, and becomes a message or a metaphor that represents the emotional conflict experienced.
Here there’s a story that illustrates this:
A man goes to eat regularly at his mother-in-law’s house with his wife. He usually doesn’t like going since his mother-in-law always judges him for not having a steady job. So he keeps going just to make his wife happy. He gets to the house, and while they are eating dinner, his mother-in-law begins talking about her daughter’s ex-boyfriend, to whom she was engaged before. She expresses her admiration for him and his successful career as an medical doctor. The mother- in-law ends up saying, “what bad luck you’ve had, my dear daughter, in marrying this one instead of that one!” One hour later, the man ends up in the hospital with gastroenteritis.

What is the reason for gastroenteritis?

Let’s take a look at the gastroenteritis symptoms: stomach ache, diarrhea, and vomit. Gastroenteritis comes from a virus and typically, it is said that it comes because we ate something that has gone bad. But other people ate the same thing…. or almost the same and no one else got sick. What did this man eat that was different? For him it was the “condiment” that his mother-in-law added to his meal with her words. So when this man has diarrhea, his small intestine (in charge of absorption and assimilation of nutrients) refuses to absorb and assimilate the nutrients (words) coming from his mother in law; furthermore, he wants to get rid of them, so he gets diarrhea. Once we become aware of the emotional conflict that brought upon a symptom or illness, we have the capacity to solve the problem by changing the way we live and feel about the situation. That is, we don’t have to change the situation, but rather change the way in which we live and feel about it. When we do that, we become coherent with whatever we are living, and that situation will not create an emotional conflict or symptom. But this isn’t always easy, and maybe the person doesn’t feel able, at least for now, to change his or her perception. It is possible that at the moment the person doesn’t know how to live the situation in any other way.
In that case, in order to reach the level of coherence necessary to help reduce psycho emotional stress, one needs to move into action. This means that we need to move in a different direction and do what feels right or necessary to do even if our new direction is not approved by many.
In our story: has the man created gastroenteritis because of his mother in law? The answer is no. He created the illness because of the way in which he took the criticism and comparison made by his mother-in-law. He could have understood why his mother-in-law was doing that and not have gotten upset at all. Difficult? Maybe. But we also have another way of being coherent: Stop going to have dinner at his mother-in-law’s place, even though this decision could not be socially approved and he could be judged as a bad person.
This option is only valid if I am not feeling resentment, if I am at peace with her. Because if I continue to blame her for what she says or thinks (I am still judging her), I could still get gastroenteritis or something else. Remember that the subconscious mind doesn’t distinguish between real or virtual events, that is, whatever you imagine that is happening or will happen for your subconscious mind is already happening.
In short, our emotional and biological health go hand in hand. To keep our health, not only must we be capable of adapting to any situation, we also need to develop our capacity for coherence and sow in our hearts the seed of understanding and forgiveness.

Source:

Saúl Pérez Sánchez



Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Pain, the Price of Freedom



Wise beings do not want to remain a slave to the fear of pain. They permit the world to be what it is instead of being afraid of it. They wholeheartedly participate in life, but not for the purpose of using life to avoid themselves. If life does something that causes a disturbance inside of you, instead of pulling away, let it pass through you like the wind. After all, things happen every day that causes a disturbance inside of you. At any moment you can feel frustration, anger, fear, jealousy, insecurity or embarrassment. If you watch you will see the heart is trying to push it all away. If you want to be free you have to learn to stop fighting all these human feelings.

When you feel pain, simply view it as energy. Just start seeing these inner experiences as energy passing through your heart and before the eye of your consciousness. Then relax. Do the opposite of contracting and closing. Relax and release. Relax your heart until you are actually face-to-face with the exact place where it hurts. Stay open and receptive so you can be present right where the tension is. You must be willing to be present right at the place of the tightness and pain, and then relax and go even deeper. This is very deep growth and transformation. But you will not want to do this. You will feel tremendous resistance to doing this, and that’s what makes it so powerful. As you relax and feel the resistance, the heart will want to pull away, to close, to protect, and to defend itself. Keep relaxing. Relax your shoulders and relax your heart. Let go and leave room for the pain to pass through you. It’s just energy. Just see it as energy and let it go.

If you close around the pain and stop it from passing through, it will stay in you. That is why our natural tendency to resist is so counterproductive. If you don’t want the pain, why do you close around it and keep it. Do you actually think that if you resist, it will go away? It’s not true. If you release and let the energy pass through. Then it will go away. If you relax when the pain comes up inside your heart, and actually dare to face it, it will pass. Every single time you relax and release, a piece of the pain leaves forever. Yet every time you resist and close, you are building up the pain inside. It’s like damming up a stream. You are then forced to use the psyche to create a layer of distance between you who experiences the pain and the pain itself. That is what all the noise is inside your mind: an attempt to avoid the stored pain.


Michael Singer

Saturday, 20 January 2018

ULCERS (Gastric and Duodenal) emotional and metaphysical causes:


Gastric: Erosion or loss of substance from the mucosa of the lining of the stomach. If it occurs in the duodenum it is duodenal ulcer.
The biological meaning of the ulcer is to expand the space (the territory) so that it can fit everything that "I am forced to swallow".
Gastric ulcers represent living a truly indigestible, impossible to swallow, and mostly family situation, that usually men suffer.
We talk about "indigestible contradictions" in the territory. We have to live with unpleasant people out of obligation and within our territory. It is a struggle to mark the boundaries of our territory to heads of other territories. "Someone has invaded my territory and has destabilized me”.
It is people who feel abused by others and believe not enough to fend value. They are afraid and feel helpless.
Duodenal: The duodenum is the first segment of the small intestine and is the stomach outlet. Duodenal ulcer is a loss of mucous lining in the first part of the duodenum.
Conflict of anger, anger, indigestible anger; respect to a person, a situation or circumstance. (For example, related to inheritance, investments, when you cannot get your "part", a pension, a legal ruling, etc.)
Injustice lived in an indigestible way. We have swallowed something that we cannot digest.
Disgruntled with family members, colleagues, friends.
"I cannot accept it, it is unfair..” "I cannot stand, I cannot swallow"
"They force me to eat what I do not like, I impose things, people" "I must digest the bitterness of the world"
Conflict of lack + injustice. Fear of not having enough food, to starve. "I have no family, no friends"
It manifests itself in people prone to worry, to overthink too much.

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Saturday, 30 December 2017

I Am Your Symptom


Hello! I have many names: knee pain, stomach pain, rheumatism, asthma, runny nose, flu, back pain, sciatica, cancer, depression, migraine, cough, sore throat, kidney failure, diabetes, hemorrhoids. The list goes on and on.
I volunteered for the worst possible job: being the bearer of bad news for you.
You do not understand me, no one understands me. You think I want to bug you, spoil your  plans. Everyone thinks that I want to make life difficult  by hurting or limiting them. That’s not true, since it would make no sense at all.
I, the symptom, am just trying to speak to you in a language that you can hear and understand.
Tell me something: would you get into some business with terrorists by knocking at their door while holding a flower and wearing a t-shirt with the “peace” symbol printed on the back? I didn’t think so.
Then why don’t you understand that I, the symptom, cannot talk to you in a soft and subtle voice when I need to give you a message? You hit me and you hate me. You complain about my presence in your body  to everyone. But you do not take the time to try and understand the cause of my manifestation in your body.
I only hear you telling me “be quiet”, “go away”, “I hate you”, “ I curse the moment at which you showed up”, and so on… All those sentences disempower me from making you understand.  But I need to keep  firm and steady  because it’s my job to make sure you get the message.
And then what do you do?  You send me to sleep with pills. You quiet me with tranquilizers. You beg me to disappear with anti-inflammatory remedies. You want to erase me with chemotherapy. Day after day you try to cover, silence, and to seal me. It surprises me that sometimes you even visit witches and sorcerers, asking them to “magically” remove me from your body. And so I am totally ignored by you when my only intention was to deliver a message to you.
Imagine that I am the alarm in the Titanic, the one that tries thousands of time to tell you that you are about to crash into iceberg and drown. I keep ringing for days, weeks, months, and even years, trying to save your life. And you complain because I am not allowing you to sleep well, or walk, or work, and you still don’t listen to mi.
Do you understand now?
 You think that I,  the symptom, am “the disease”.  You go to the doctor and pay for dozens of visits. You spend money that you don’t have to buy more and more medicines. And all this just to keep me quiet. I am not the disease, I am the symptom. Why do you want to silence me when I am the only alarm that keeps trying to save you?
The disease is YOU. It’s your LIFESTYLE and your REPRESSED EMOTIONS.  It’s okay that while reading this you feel a bit angry and frustrated. All of these words may feel like a smack to your intelligence. I understand your process and can manage it pretty well. In fact, it’s a part of my job, so don’t worry.
The good news is that it’s up to you to decide when you will stop needing me. It’s totally up to you to analyze what it is that I am trying to tell you, or prevent from happening to you.
I, the symptom, don’t show up in your life to say HI, but to let you know that an emotion that you’ve been repressing in your body needs to be analyzed and resolved so that you won’t get sick.
You should give yourself the opportunity to ask: “Why is this symptom in my life? What does it want to tell me? Why is it showing up at this moment? What do I have  to change so I no longer will need this symptom?”.
If you do this research only with your mind, you won’t go much further than what you already did in the past. You must also consult your subconscious, your heart, and your feelings.
Please, whenever I show up in your body, analyze what I am trying to tell you before rushing up to the doctor so he can put me to sleep. Just for once I’d like to be recognized for my excellent work.
The sooner of your awareness of why I am showing up in your body, the sooner my departure will come.
Little by little, you will learn that I will visit you less as less as you gradually become a better researcher. And I assure you that there will be a day in which you will no longer feel me or see me. As you regain your balance and perfection as the best “analyzer” of your life, and learn more about your emotions, reactions, and coherence, I guarantee that you will never need to visit a doctor or buy medicines again.
Please, fire me from my job..
Do you really think that I like my job?
I invite you to reflect on every time that you see me visiting you. I invite you to stop showing off me off to your family and friends as if I was a trophy.
I’m tired of you telling me:
“Yeah, I am still diabetic.”
“I can’t stand my knee pain anymore, I can no longer walk.”
“I am always having this migraines.”
You keep showing me off as if I was a treasure that you will never be able to give up.
My job is shameful, and you should be ashamed of showing me off. Each time that you do, what you are really saying is, “Look at how weak I am. I can’t even analyze and understand my own body and emotions. I don’t make sense. Look at  me! Look at me!
Please, be aware, reflect, and act. The sooner you do it, the faster I will go away.
Sincerely,
The Symptom



Thursday, 28 December 2017

APNEA, Emotional and metaphysical causes:



Apnea is an involuntary breathing stop of 15-20 seconds.
The person that stops breathing, consciously or unconsciously, is blocking the flow of life.
Apnea is a symptom that those who deep in their unconscious feel or think that it is not worth living have. Usually, they are people that if you talk of death with them, they say they are "ready", who have already lived long enough and could leave at any time without problem.
It is people who have lived or are living many anguish situations, either by heartbreaks, by constant lack of money, for a life without motivation. Therefore, they "pretend" to die. "The dead" cannot be injured, nor killed (symbolically of course).
"I am in extreme danger and no longer move”.
"I play dead". As the prey hiding to avoid being seen and avoid the predator to eat him/her. It is a solution of extreme survival.
"If they believe me dead, they will not hurt me".
As this symptom generally occurs while resting, it is possible that the person who suffers has the belief that when he/she rests he/she is not living and prefers to be always moving.
There may be feelings of guilt when he/she is resting. He/she is addicted to work, those who prefer working to resting. Unconsciously, he/she brings an order that "resting is bad" it is negative, harmful, and therefore, he/she must avoid it.
"I'll rest when I'm dead".
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