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Client Heals Decade-Lasting Depression After One Session

sunorangedawnA new client came into my office recently, complaining of bipolar depression and other related emotional and physical symptoms she said had troubled her for over a decade. I asked what she had already done to try to heal her relentless fatigue, brain fog, inability to focus on her work, failing memory (hich she said had previously been photographic and now a struggle), the mounting anxiety and resultant depression.

She described over ten years' worth of visiting various doctors, being diagnosed with depression by some and bipolar by others. Wiping away tears, she listed the multiple medications she had been prescribed, and explained how none had seemed to bring back her once vibrant sense of self. Her thirties were almost past. No longer on medication, she was now ready to try the more holistic and integrative approach to healing. Her marriage was effected, other relationships were strained, and her career as an executive was in jeopardy. As she stopped speaking, her eyes looked deeply into mine, as if I were her last hope.

I began to further assess her nutrition, inquiring as to how much sunlight and/or vitamin D3 she was receiving, how many healthy foods and/or supplements she was taking.

It sounded like she was eating, quite frankly, better than the average American. We talked about the role of various vitamins and minerals in treating depression, anxiety and bipolar. She listened as I went on and on about the importance of supplementing with liquid D3 in combination with calcium, and the role of D3 in making the body's biochemicals; the significance of omega 3s, B6 and B12 particularly for the nervous system, brain fog, memory and concentration; and the benefits of at least a whole food multivitamin. Clearly motivated to heal, she appeared focused as we discussed the hazards of sugar, the need for healthy plant proteins like beans and legumes, and the role of cinnamon in balancing blood sugar. Glancing over the handouts I had given her (one on anxiety, another on depression, a third on improved sleep), she agreed to have her doctor test her for deficiencies and insufficiencies, and to approve dosages and combinations.

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What is Love, Actually?

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I wish I could give you a taste of
the burning fire of Love.
There is a fire
blazing inside of me.
If I cry about it, or if I don't,
the fire is at work,
night and day.

-Jelaluddin Rumi, 13th century Sufi mystic, as translated by Shahram Shiva

The mystics have long described love as a fiery force.

Most of us, however, have largely reduced love to sex. Yet, to simplify or reduce this burning fire of love to sex, is like reducing or equating ourselves with our reproductive organs, though they are indeed one aspect of the self we know as "I".

What is love actually? The mystics' metaphor for love, "fire" symbolizes the fire of mind, of illumination, of awareness and of pure consciousness itself. In its pure essence, love is THE spiral cyclic energy whirling all manifested creation within its ever-expanding ring of fire. Where love energy moves, form follows, evolves and expands.

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See Cloud Atlas

If you haven't seen the movie Cloud Atlas yet, I highly recommend it. It's a wonderful film about consciousness and love interconnecting us across multiple lifetimes, and uniting us in shared opportunity and purpose.  

What is Consciousness?

headburstWhat is consciousness?

Traditional psychology asserts that consciousness is an "epiphenomenon" of the brain. Believing in the conventional materialist worldview, this group of researchers says that consciousness is somehow created by the brain. Notice that if we believe that every-thing is material, then there is no such "thing" as soul or spiritual existence, no life after the death of the physical body, no consciousness without the brain, no experience that cannot be explained by a physical process. Neuroscientists are busy mapping out which objective parts of the brain correspond to specific types of subjective experience (for example, the multisensory state of consciousness that arises as we inhale the aroma of apple pie baking in the oven). But correlation doesn't necessarily prove causation.

So far, the latest science shows that our mental and emotional consciousness seems to be present in every cell, not just in the brain. And furthermore, evidence continues to pile up for consciousness independent of the brain and body. Just ask Dr. Eben Alexander, previously a skeptic, now a believer that consciousness is actually "freed up" when it disconnects from the brain, allowing us to experience higher states of existence and knowing. A Harvard and Duke trained neuroscientist, Dr. Alexander has documented his transpersonal near-death experience of out-of-body consciousness in his new book Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Through the Afterlife. (You can find out more from his site http://www.linkedin.com/pub/eben-alexander-iii-md/a/345/202).

Consider that consciousness is the underlying field of energy that comprises all objective and subjective reality. That means that every-thing and every no-thing is based upon and constructed from consciousness. The entire spectrum of wave vibrational energy carrying information, consciousness spans the slower lower waves of vibration as well as the faster higher pulses of existence. That's the cutting edge worldview we see after observing the latest data that comes from quantum physics and consciousness research.