Formula for modern dysfunctional relationship with time | Deepak & Oprah | Meditate & Be Intensely Present With Your Moment

Be Intensely Present In Your Moment

Be Intensely Present In Your Moment

Today’s topic of the 21 day meditation presented and hosted by Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra was about the pervasive psychological dysfunction of modern man with respect to their relationship to time. I realized that my experiences during my ride to the sea to swim in chilly temperatures and all that approached my senses, was really living this liberation of being fully immersed in the present.

trees on bicycle ride to sea

trees on bicycle ride to sea

Yesterday on my bicycle ride to the Mediterranean Sea along a path on the river Lez in Montpellier, I was acutely aware of all that was hitting my senses. Fragrances, colors, watching ripples of water surfacing along the river from activity within and considering how space is shaped to create these cylindric waves. Marveling over these trees I love, all in a row that have these massive bases that contain the base of three to five trunks shooting out. They all have this cool mottled bark, rolling contours, curves and indentations. I love to climb them. I looked at the glistening sparkles of water as the mid afternoon sun bounced off different patches along the  river. Coming to the opening of the river to the sea you see contrasts in color and these pink flamingos. I look at the differences in tones and shades and always remember my mother commenting on this on our drive out to New Mexico from Pennsylvania the first time I moved there.  When we reached the desert, she pointed out all of the subtleties of different colors.

Perhaps this is my homage to my ancestors, my parents, who are no longer physically alive. On this All Saint’s Day.

Halloween day, I left my place in the north of town and bicycled along the path along the river Lez from Montpellier to the Mediterranean Sea, to swim. I wasn’t the only fool in the water! After you break the psychological barrier, of the frrrreeeezing water – still not as cold as the ocean by San Francisco in northern California – your body adjusts. Once I finally put my head under, I was fine. Well, it was pretty icy cold that I couldn’t keep it in the water at first, but got used to that too. I love, love, love to swim. I love being in a body of liquid, especially outside in nature. I love the stretching and very slight resistance of swimming. I swam from one boundary of rocks to another, doing breast stroke, back stroke and freestyle. I swam as a kid on the swim team. I mention this because it is so incredibly stimulating to immerse oneself in this cold environment and then to bounce one’s body back to normal temperatures. I had to run to warm up.

I took pictures with my inadequate phone camera of stunning views, which fortunately are crystalized in my memory, for a while. ha huh. I looked closely, following the contours of these lovely ornate trees by the river, looking at their papered skin of differing hues. A little later I saw a large cluster of pink flamingos sitting still on the water in the distance, with the reflection upside down of their pinkness landing from my perspective, several inches below them. These other smaller sea birds were in the foreground, with black heads and white bodies that were smaller and perched in a row, little black and white spots in a line.

I came briefly today as I’m writing this, to Montpellier’s Jardin des Plantes. Every town of any size in France seems to have one.  I listened to quite a chatter of the birds present as the afternoon sun was angling. I heard different species – really quite vocal – recording the clicks and tones.

sparkling sun reflecting off water

sparkling sun reflecting off water

The whole 21 day guided meditation series is about being in the present, Making Every Moment Matter.

Ironically, today’s meditation is titled “Recognizing and Healing Time Dysfunction”. They each take turns introducing the concepts, Oprah Winfrey leading, and Deepak Chopra, accompanied by a tantalizing acoustic entrance, goes into a more in depth spiritual explanation. Today they talked about extracting oneself from being fixated on either the highs ore lows of whether or not one is accomplishing what one expects to accomplish in a certain time. We’re either delighted to be checking off our list or feeling guilty for not doing so, and letting this dictate determine how we feel. I know that my mother was fixated with this ‘to do’ list, and I’ve genetically and socially allowed myself to be swept into the same cultural dictates.

I decided to write about it because in fact, when I’ve allowed myself to go on these excursions without feeling guilty, and then feel so alive with all of the senses and discoveries, I can’t imagine not being open and completely immersed in the present. What a delight. The beauty of not being swept into the guilts and obsession with whether or not one is keeping this agenda, is to be fully enmeshed in the moment, whether one is pulled to a new task, or waiting, pausing to notice a flickering of light or shadow, and being fully with that moment, overwhelmingly present. Life is full of these impressions, sensations, intuitions and discoveries. When one is in this moment, immersed, one can gather from it the jewels that can only be seen if they are beheld.

I have developed a habit of taking notes to the oral presentation of Oprah and Chopra, so here are the notes I took of today’s meditation, unedited. 21 day meditation on time: Day 3 – Recognizing and Healing Time Dysfunction

Oprah:

• Deepak calls time sickness; if it resonates with you; the heavy feeling that all you set out to accomplish that day isn’t going to get done, something that throws you off
• living in the moment means eliminating the highs and the lows, the high from checking off all the things, and just being in the moment
• Eckart Toole says if you’re sitting in the moment, recognizing the time spent in enjoyment and what it is that causes anxiety, leads you to the path to what it is that is fulfillment and your true calling.

Chopra:

• time is an experience that shifts depending on what happens on the inside
• besides the biological basis of time, there is the psychological aspect: when you do something that you’re passionate about, time flies, when you’re bored, time drags, when you’re doing something that has no meaning for you, time has been wasted
• we experience time according to our psychological state: when you’re in love and you’ve spent time with your beloved, an hour feels like a minute, when you’re suffering from depression, a minute feels like an hour
• modern life takes our experience of time to an extreme; time sickness is an epidemic; it’s the ultimate life-style disorder, because under the pressures of time, life isn’t lived
• we become robotically trained to measure every day by what we have achieved or haven’t: chores left undone, the relationship we didn’t have time for, the exercise we put off…: this is what it means to suffer from time sickness
• this is born from our own experience of time; we can change that experience any time we want
• how do we know if we relate to time in a dysfunctional way; consider the following symptoms: feeling like there is never enough time in the day, constantly looking at the clock and racing against it, feeling frustration and failure of not accomplishing what you wanted to, dreading the passage of time because it saps energy and youth
• simply telling someone to slow down doesn’t work, there has to be an inner shift in the right direction
• you’re getting over time sickness when you enjoy your experiences and take time to appreciate them (like the fact that i absolutely delight in listening to bird’s chirping back and forth, a high slicing pitch and a little clicks, and also looking at this other magpie building its nest from the sheds of grass in this back yard)
• you feel that your day is flowing well when you find time to feel relaxed and when your day worries are absent; time dysfunction isn’t about time itself but the mismatch between your perception and reality
• life can unfold naturally with a sense that you have all the time in the world
we don’t need better time management, we need a new state of mind
• as you experience yourself as present awareness, the symptoms of time sickness will melt away
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Marijuana Out of the Closet | the Cannabis Cure | CBD tincture

The Powers of The Mind, Charlie Bayliss, Amelia Powers

The Powers of The Mind video by Charlie Bayliss & Amelia Powers

I first viewed this youtube video a year ago, 2013, while living in Germany. “Cannabis Cures Brain Cancer: The Powers of the Mind” It was published on Oct 15, 2013.

Film by Charlie Bayliss and Amelia Powers

Film by Charlie Bayliss and Amelia Powers

CBD

CBD does not kill cancer cells it loves them into a healthy state

 

 

It’s about the successful cancer treatment of a grade 3 brain tumor, after radiation and chemotherapy failed. The cure is through an ingredient in cannabis, called cannabidiol (CBD). It is one of at least 85 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is taken orally, administered as a liquid CBD tincture.

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Cannabis Tincture-Alkaline diet-Daily Meditation-Intensive regime love positivity laughter faith and hope

 

 

I was enthralled; captivated by the music and how well the video is crafted. I was convinced by its insights. I told myself I must communicate this. Yet, it remained on the back burner, until recently. I was informed of an acquaintance’s debilitating illness, a cancer. His eloquent personal blog informing people about what he was going through lead me adroitly to two resolves;

1. to not put off ANYthing 2. to put this blog out there, because it may save lives!

Perhaps I put it off because it’s still considered illegal in many states in the USA. Puts a bit of a damper on openly communicating about it. Its drug classification is elucidated here. I’m not interested so much in the legality, but in its proven effectiveness in eradicating illnesses as well as their debilitating symptoms…so that it allows people to adapt and live and in fact, become healthy. Oddly, it is still ranked among far more addictive and potentially lethal drugs.

marijuana bud

marijuana bud

Cannabis has been on the airwaves and print media across the United States much more recently, because of its decriminalization in several states. This has lead to a slew of documentaries and articles, recognizing its medicinal qualities, specifically calling it ‘medical marijuana‘.

I’ve seen several cable TV specials and read a number of articles focusing on the effectiveness of cannabis in curing or severely reducing the symptoms of a multiplicity of illnesses, from epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, brain tumors to (PTSD) post traumatic stress disorder. One person who has been more vocal recently is CNN’s chief medical correspondent who is a practicing neurosurgeon, Sanjay Gupta M.D. He touted one point of view, and then after studying it and recognizing unequivocally its benefits, changed his mind. You can read and listen to his new point of view here. “Why I Changed My Mind On Weed” By Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta regarding his making of a documentary on Weed

Dr. Sanjay Gupta regarding his making of a documentary ‘Weed’

 

There’s a plethora of information about its curative properties.

This article explains more. Cannabidiol (CBD): Fighting Inflammation & Aggressive Forms of Cancer

Cannabis contains at least 60 known chemicals called cannabinoids, which activate naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors in your body. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main component responsible for the psychoactive effects, or high cannabis is known for. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis. Research done by G.W. Pharmaceuticals suggests that CBD could be used for treating symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases, diabetes, nausea, bowel disorders, and many other hard-to-control side effects. According to an article from Projectcbd.com, CBD has even demonstrated neuroprotective effects, and its anti-cancer potential is currently being explored.

There are at least two active chemicals in marijuana that researchers think have medicinal application. Those are cannabidiol (CBD) — which seems to impact the brain without a high— and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — which has pain relieving properties.

Arthritis Today talks about treatment with medical marijuana.

Josh Stanley explains in a TED talk the amazing science that has essentially cured one 6 year old little girl named Charlotte, who suffered from pediatric epilepsy which caused 400 seizures a week. She and her family consider it a lifesaver.

This article talks about the 23 Health Benefits of Marijuana. Now wait, I have to go smoke some tobacco sprinkled with marijuana, to keep my stamina up to read and list the 23 benefits and to finish writing and editing this blog.

1. It can be used to treat Glaucoma.
2. It may help reverse the carcinogenic effects of tobacco and improve lung health.
3. It can help control epileptic seizures.
4. It decreases the symptoms of a severe seizure disorder known as Dravet’s Syndrome.
5. A chemical found in marijuana stops cancer from spreading.
6. It may decrease anxiety.
7. THC slows the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
8. The drug eases the pain of multiple sclerosis.
9. Other types of muscle spasms could be helped too.
10. Lessens side effects & increases treatment effectiveness:Hepatitis C.
11. Marijuana treats inflammatory bowel diseases.
12. It relieves arthritis discomfort.
13. It keeps you skinny and helps your metabolism.
14. It improves the symptoms of Lupus, an autoimmune disorder.
15. Marijuana spurs creativity in the brain.
16. Marijuana might be able to eliminate Crohn’s diseases.
17. Pot soothes tremors for people with Parkinson’s disease.
18. Marijuana helps veterans suffering from PTSD.
19. Marijuana protects the brain after a stroke.
20. It might protect the brain from concussions and trauma.
21. It can help eliminate nightmares.
22. Weed reduces pain and nausea from chemo, and stimulates appetite
23. Marijuana can help people trying to cut back on drinking.

Speaking of stamina, this blogger talks about Marijuana as a Performance Enhancer. “Medical marijuana’s benefits for alleviating pain, decreasing nausea, and improving mood are well known. So it’s not hard to see why those same qualities would appeal to endurance athletes; who must cope with high levels of pain, stress and boredom during grueling hours-long events.” He said it, and I concur.

Scientists Discover A Novel Mechanism Of Action Of Cannabidiol Against Lung Cancer Cells

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Carol Keiter, blogger, contemplating.

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Russell Brand | the Awakened Man | Taste of the Infinite

In this link and below, is a video collage of interviews with Russell Brand on “The Awakened Man” or ‘Divine Within’.

Cosmos, Quantum

Amplifying the Cosmos and Quantum World

Our consciousness can’t be confined and defined by our limited awareness through our senses. The exigency of human beings today is to pierce beyond the senses into the vastness of divine consciousness and creativity; through yoga, meditation and stepping beyond the cult of individualism. We need to get away from dead monotheistic religions and extend into a paganistic spiritual awareness, seeing all life as divine. We are all inextricably connected to each other and to our environment, which we must serve and protect and celebrate in a collective embrace. The ‘self’ is an ephemeral illusion.

Einstein, Optical Delusion

Einstein Seeing Ourselves as Separate is an Optical Delusion of Consciousness


We need to extricate ourselves from this lower vibration inculcated by the corporate elite, woven into our materialistic focus; preying upon and augmenting the negative human traits that divide people so that we remain fearful, defensive and competitive. We can spring from this narrative by creating our own, working together to redefine our priorities and how we wish to evolve as human beings.

Divine Within, Divine Intelligence

Divine Intelligence seeks expression of free-will with Consciousness, Conscientiousness and Respect for Self and All within a context of Understanding, Empathy and Compassion

Divine Intelligence seeks expression of free-will through consciousness, conscientiousness and respect for the self and all; within the context of understanding, empathy and compassion.

As each individual reaches inside to follow one’s own divine path, one feels the connection to everything. It becomes clear that we are all One. Kindness to others and an appreciation and respect for all living creatures as they make their way on their own momentary path through life, is what generates happiness. It makes us feel good. Acknowledging the presence of God as an intelligence within the quanta of matter and infinitesimal fabric of energy in between, is accessible to each of us. Love, is our divine right. ~ Russell Brand’s words, in a nutshell.

Nature is our greatest teacher! as emphasized by Rajendra Singh

As this Native American quote reveals.

All things connect, Chief Seattle

Chief Seattle Humans are a Thread in the Web of Life, All Things Connect

Russell Brand on twitter @rustyrockets