my paternal grandmother, died of breast cancer. In the days when doctors asked about our health, this used to come up with unfailing regularity, along with Dad’s asthma and darling Ma’s mental illness. I suppose it was their way (then) of ticking off what you may or may not have inherited health-wise. Continue reading
related on Twitter, and there’s an instant rise in followers who are coaches, positive thinking evangelists and similar … only to have many of them drop off when (if) they actually read my tweets. I’m guessing, but I get the impression that they are gurus of blinkered positivity who only want to connect with like minds, no doubt thinking anything else is the work of the devil (of negativity).
Blinkered positivity and blinkered thinkers too.
Mind Body Spirit covers a multitude of sins – in a manner of speaking. There are those that preach the gospel of instant gratification – with all adherents of the Law of Attraction falling into this category.
Then there are the mystics who yearn for God, constantly strive to hear the song of the universe, and teach through their struggles and spiritual journeying.
These mystics truly understand the metaphysical ramifications of the spiritual being undergoing a (temporary) human experience. Instant gratification gets the soul on board. From there on, the journey is considerably more challenging.
The Law of Attraction gurus command us to believe – and all shall be delivered on a plate. Those same evangelists treat worldly success as a gauge of superior metaphysical knowledge. In fact, for many, if you are not automatically manifesting at will, then you are little more than a spiritual Neanderthal!
Well I have news for them. As I’ve mentioned before, in Profit From Unlimited Thinking, having ill health is not always an issue of mind causing matter. Many evolved souls choose the path of physical ailment to help those around them (when not challenging their spiritual growth too!). True spiritual evolution is knowing and facing your limitations while aiming for the unlimited.
With the internet providing an alternative expert base, and many so-called independent authorities having hidden agendas, is it time to ask whether we should trust experts?
When Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile in 1954, he commented, “Doctors and scientists said that breaking the four-minute mile was impossible, that one would die in the attempt. Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line, I figured I was dead.” When experts are wheeled onto chat shows, commenting on the latest celebrity mishap, it is usually harmless psychobabble. When authoritative opinions can put innocent people in prison, or make us question our instinctive abilities, or when experts can lead us to war, then it is definitely time to ask whether we should trust them. (Continued) Total Word Count 2137
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