Friday, December 25, 2009

George Carlin and Christian Athletes

George Carlin used to complain in one of his routines about Christian athletes "who thank Jesus whenever they win, never mention his name when they lose." It's a valid complaint if you're a fundamentalist materialist, but if you know about the Law of Attraction, what these athletes are doing makes perfect sense. Being thankful for good things that happen on the playing field attracts more things to be thankful for. I don't know if these athletes know that, but it works anyway. So, the bottom line is, Jesus may not need our gratitude, but we do.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Book Review: You are Psychic!: The Free Soul Method

I recently reviewed You Are Psychic: The Art of Clairvoyant Reading & Healingby Debra Lynne Katz. You are Psychic! The Free Soul Method by Pete A. Sanders, Jr., also addresses psychic development, but the approach is different. It's more scientific, if that word makes any sense when talking about something most scientists would vehemently deny. However, the author describes some experiments he performed, and his working process. Forming a hypothesis, testing it with experiments, and confirming or revising the theory based on the results is exactly what the scientific method is about. If mainstream science refuses to accept the results because of the subject matter, well, so much the worse for mainstream science.

The book deals primarily with four basic psychic senses: intuition, psychic hearing, psychic vision and psychic feeling. The author says that anyone can develop any or all of these four senses, but that each of us will have one sense that has more strength than the others, depending on a person's temperament and general approach to life. (In my case, the stronger sense is intuition.) Each of the senses is matched to a part of the body where the sense is said to be centered, and instructions are given for activating that sense. The book also describes sensing auras, healing through biofeedback, and some of the implications of psychic development.

There's one implication that I want to talk about today. It is my feeling that as more of us explore our psychic abilities, as a result we will have a better understanding of each other, and will lead more peaceful and happy lives as a result. I'm not saying that it will all be a bed of roses, as quite a bit of dirty laundry will have to be aired in the process, but that laundry needed to be aired anyway.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Book Review: Partnering

You can go to any bookstore and find a set of shelves full of books on relationships. If the divorce rate is any indication, the vast majority of these books just don't work. I found one in the "New Age" section that has a different approach. Partnering: A New Kind of Relationship by Hal and Sidra Stone, has a couple of concepts that I haven't seen in any other relationship book (and I've read a few).

The first key concept is that what is said doesn't matter as much as who says it. The authors mean that we tend to fall into parent/child type roles in the course of the relationship, which is fine if you're raising children, but not so much for romantic partnerships. They're not necessarily bad in themselves, but we get into the scolding parent or approval-seeking child role without realizing it. What the book recommends instead is consciously choosing which role is best to play at the time.

The other key concept is energy exchange, and there's a related concept of the relationship as an independent entity (O.K., that one's not so new). The relationship has its own energy needs, and keeping the exchange going keeps the relationship healthy.

This has been a brief review, but the authors tell the story much better than I can. The book has certainly explained why things have gone wrong for me in the past, and it should prove very helpful in making things go right in the future.