Monday, April 30, 2012

Book Read: Dr. Brian Weiss Many Lives and Many Masters

Our physical stages are not in line with our spiritual asral phrases-seven phases then how are we going to grow as human beings?


“Patience and timing. Everything comes when it must come. A life cannot be rushed, can not be worked on a schedule, which so many want it to be.  We must accept what comes to us at a given time, and not ask for more.  But life is endless so we never die; we were never really born. We just pass through different phases.  There is no end. Humans have many different dimensions.  But time is not as we see time, but rather in lessons that are learned.

"We go through many stages when we’re here. We shed a baby body, go into a child’s, from child to adult, and adult into old age.  Why shouldn’t we go one step beyond and shed the adult body and go on to a spiritual plane? That is what we do.  We don’t just stop growing; we continue to grow.  When we get to the spiritual plane; we keep growing there too.  We go through a renewal stage, a learning stage, and a stage of decision.  We decide when we want to return, where, and for what reasons.  Some choose not to come back.  They choose to go on to another stage of development.  And they stay in spirit form…some for longer than others before they return.  It is all growth and learning…continuous growth.  Our body is just a vehicle for us while we’re here.  It is our soul and spirit that last forever.”


“Wisdom is achieved very slowly.  This is because intellectual knowledge, easily acquired, must be transformed into emotional or subconscious, knowledge.  Once transformed, the imprint is permanent.  Behavioral practice is the necessary catalyst of this reaction.  Without action, the concept will wither and fade.  Theoretical knowledge without practical application is not enough.”

“Balance and harmony are neglected today, yet they are the foundations of wisdom.  Everything is done to excess.  People are overweight because they eat excessively.  Joggers neglect aspects of themselves and others because they run excessively .  People seem excessively mean.  They drink too much, smoke too much, carouse too much(or too little) talk too much without content, worry too much.  There is too much black or white thinking.  All or none, This is not the way of nature.”

“In nature there is balance.  Beasts destroy in small amounts.  Ecological systems are not eliminated en masse.  Plants are consumed and then grow.  The sources of sustenance are dipped into and then replenished.  The flower is enjoyed, the fruit eaten, and the root preserved.”

“Human kind has not learned about balance, let alone practiced it.  It is guided by greed and ambition, steered by fear.  In this way it will eventually destroy itself.  But nature will survive at least the plants will survive.”

“Happiness is really rooted in simplicity.  The tendency to excessiveness in thought and action diminishes happiness.  Excesses cloud basic values(YES!!!).  Religious people tell us that happiness comes from filling ones heart with love, from faith and hope, from practicing charity and dispensing kindness.  They are actually right.  Given those attitudes, balance and harmony will eventually follow.  These are collectively a state of being." 

It is beautiful when my theories are confirmed through reading-studying ten years of psychology has definitely paid off for me.  Traveling through Asia, I keep analyzing the “simply happy” and these beautiful religious souls.  After living and experiencing the US to the fullest, I think to myself-“They are the ones that really have it right!” “Not Americans and especially not New Yorkers.” These simply happy, religious beings are the ones with the keys to happiness.

While New Yorkers are running around reading New York best sellers on self improvement, going to their pilates classes, and running through central park-they do not know anything about this internal happiness.

This internal happiness radiates from these people’s souls.  People talk about India becoming a super power.  India is a super power already, but it has nothing to do with materialism.  It has to do with religion and spirituality.  It is here and in the border of Nepal and Tibet where those from America or those rich and powerful figures are coming to seek the answers to their life.
In America, we have education through books, technology (efficiency through this technology), but we do not have knowledge of basic life principles for happiness. India has it, Nepal has it, Thailand has it and America is running around clueless searching for it. Searching through books, movies, lectures, new diets, new theories presented by overpaid/commercial writers i.e. The Secret and Eckhart Tolle. I do like these books, but these books will not provide you with profound life changes rather may aid one in gaining insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behavior. 

A top selling author, Robin Sharma, writes a book about meeting a monk and finding the purpose of life and how to be happy.  He remained clueless about happiness until he had the epiphany(which usually happens around mid thirties to fourties)”Where is my life leading? Why am I a corporate slave?"

Life coaching with others, I inspire others to believe and follow their purpose earlier before coming to this realization in the mid-life stages. 
This book was  written by an intelligent psychiatrist from Miami.  Like many psychiatrists, he focuses on the medical model for his main source of  treatment, but he is unlike many as he specializes in psychotherapy, dream analysis, and hypnosis.  In this book, he uses hypnosis  and past life therapy as treatment for a young female adult who experiences excessive anxiety, worry, and fear.  Through her hypnosis comes the words of many masters providing the key principles of life. These masters comes from different lives in different time periods encountering happiness, suffering, and historical life changing events. With this past life therapy, his patient ends up being cured and Dr. Brian Weiss's life is changed forever.  His treatment lens shifts as he becomes more open minded to the power of the universe and reincarnation. 
It is a confirmation that again anything is possible...PRIS

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