How to Balance the Ego & the Soul, by Chris Cade

The Law of Attraction poses an interesting conundrum for spiritual seekers: How do we balance what our ego wants with the deep desire to know and commune with ourselves and our soul? Today, spiritual enthusiast Chris Cade shares his beautiful insights on creating harmony between our human and eternal selves. Here’s what he says.

Discovering a practical, useful, and spiritually-oriented answer lies in a simple lesson from one of my spiritual teachers. It was 2008 and I had been working full days at my comfortable six-figure corporate job, then spending time with my family, and after they slept, I would work on my online spiritual business.

I felt conflicted though because I wanted to leave the corporate workplace so that I could be of spiritual service to others. It was frustrating and felt like I really wasn’t in either space.

I said to my spiritual teacher: “I feel like I’m apart from both worlds.”

She paused, looked at me, and said: “What would it be like if you saw yourself as a part of both worlds?”

That answer rocked my world because of its simplicity. She was offering me the profound gift of being truly present, even when I felt conflicted.

I learned that there doesn’t have to be a conflict between what our egos want and what our Spirits want. I was the one creating the conflict.

Taking a step back, I can now see that my ego wanted peace as did my Spirit. They just looked at “peace” differently. My ego-mind saw peace as acquiring the object of its desire so that it could stop seeking. On the other end of the spectrum, my Spirit saw peace as possible when I would stop seeking.

Peace sign logo neon signage

The only difference was that the soul didn’t put an object or requirement on peace. It simply wanted to experience peace as a natural result of being totally and completely present.

What’s important to realize is that this seeming conflict doesn’t have to exist, ever. Since that fleeting yet powerful moment with my teacher, I have come to discover one simple truth.

Everything my ego wants can be achieved and acquired through being present. This realization has made it much easier to have more present moment awareness because my ego isn’t fighting me nearly as hard (it still does, just not as much or as forcefully).

For example, when I first embarked on a spiritual path, I stumbled across “The Secret” as many of us do. The principles of positive thinking and visualization were already familiar to me, yet the way these topics were approached and talked about felt refreshing.

I quickly drummed up some vision boards and decided to focus my external manifesting on two things: financial abundance and experiencing a spiritually-rich intimate relationship.

In other words, I wanted more money and a fantastic woman. 🙂

My ego was good with this. Spiritually though, I felt a little bit shallow wanting for such Earthly pleasures.

The thing is, I learned that Spirit and ego can work together towards a common goal about four years after my spiritual teacher gave me that wisdom about being “a part” of both worlds.

Perhaps most ironic is that I first started to understand this truth, not through the lens of money and relationships, but rather, my physical body. To illustrate my point, we’ll have to backtrack almost thirty years when I actively practiced martial arts. 1994 to be exact.

I had become a martial arts champion. In my rookie year, I won the National Champion title and placed third at the World Games. Yet even in my youthful success, there was a technique I just couldn’t seem to master: The butterfly full-twist.

Now if you don’t know what that means, you’re not alone. It’s fancy martial arts lingo for jumping in the air, turning my body horizontally and then rotate on my axis a full 360 degrees.

man doing karate stunts on gym, mixed martial arts

To be candid, I’m understating things when I say I couldn’t “master” the technique.

My high-performing super-successful 18-year-old ego-mind didn’t want to admit one simple truth: It’s not that I couldn’t master it. I simply couldn’t do it no matter how hard I tried!

I fell repeatedly, and when I didn’t fall, I looked like I really didn’t know what I was doing.

Fast forward to 2012. Though I’d been on a spiritual path for six years, I hadn’t trained in martial arts for decades. That is, until, presence took me by surprise.

My son had been attending martial arts classes with a teacher who was a former competitor and teammate. After watching my little guy’s classes for a couple of months, I started noticing a little agitation in my body. I couldn’t shake it, and soon realized that I had an urge to train again. Though it was unexpected, I embraced the moment and stepped onto the mat one evening to begin training again.

After a few weeks, I discovered something profoundly interesting…

When I was fully present with my body, I learned techniques faster, did them more easily, and fe less fatigue afterwards. I remember thinking to myself that being present with my martial arts felt kind of like a miracle! That’s when I had the insane idea, arising from presence no less, to challenge myself profoundly.

“Coach. I bet you can teach me a butterfly full-twist in under five minutes.”

Never mind the fact that after months of high-intensity training, my 18-year-old body couldn’t do it. Yet here I was, decades later at 35, believing I could somehow do it because I had become more present in my life.

My coach wasn’t phased by my age or lack of recent practice. He simply said to me, “Okay, let’s do it.”

I would try it and fail. He’d give me advice. I’d try again and fail. He’d give me more advice.

We did this for about ten minutes when suddenly I performed it perfectly. Not just decently or even good. It was perfect enough to already take to high-level competition like I’d done decades before.

martial arts mastery by a spiritual practitioner
That moment was when I knew, completely and through my direct experience, that when I am present, my true nature could actually align with what my ego wanted.

This awareness rocked my world and sent me down a path of self-inquiry and discovery that led me to the insight I’m sharing with you today.

As I went further down this inner journey, I really grasped that whatever I thought my ego wanted was something that my soul wanted too. The only difference was that the soul sees it through the lens of purity and True Nature, while the ego distorts my desires because it, in and of itself, cannot grasp the fullness of presence.

I have more stories. Many more. Maybe I’ll tell you them sometime. For today though, I just want to point out that being present also did ultimately help me make more money and step into relationship with a high-quality, conscious, spiritually-minded woman.

How, you might ask?

By being present with what is true in my business, whether what it was effective or not, I begin to see things as they were (not as my ego wishes they were). This has allowed me to adapt and pivot, including during the covid-19 pandemic, and not stay stuck in what my ego thought I “should” be doing or what I “had been doing” all these years.

Instead, I took chances and risks that my ego didn’t like, that weren’t
logical to my ego, yet were soul and presence-driven and brought the balance I so dearly craved. The present moment told me what to do.

The result: My business served more people, made more money, and I was more at peace. You know what else was more at peace? My ego!

What about that relationship I told you about? The same principle applies.

My partner and I consistently strive to be present, and that allows us to move past triggers and conflict quickly and easily. Why? Because we don’t listen to the part of our egos that want to be right. Instead, we listen to the present moment as it reveals to us what actually will bring us closer in relationship.

couple meditating, peaceful, happy marriage, spiritual tips for good married life

The thing is, you can apply this to improve any area of your life. Even though the three in this article speak to wealth, health, and relationships, there really is no limit. That’s because while your ego is limited, presence is not.

Don’t take my word for any of this. This is my experience and truth that arose from my present moments. For any spiritual teaching to be useful, it must be practically applicable in your own life.

Here’s what you can do to bring a balance between the ego and soul:

Next time you want something, be it more money, a great relationship (or even a wonderful first date), or even better health, first focus on being present and in the moment.

Feel the sensations in your hands and feet, including the pressure of your feet on the ground. Notice your breath and feel it move in and out. Listen to the sounds around you. When you look, don’t seek with your eyes but rather allow the sights to come to you.

balance ego soul, breathwork, present moment awareness

The more you do this, the more present you’ll become. This softens the grip of the ego and allows you to listen more fully to the soul, creating a fine balance. In those moments, Spirit will speak to you.

It’ll speak in big and profound ways, as well as quiet and simple ways. Make no mistake about it though, when you are present then Spirit speaks more clearly and directly.

Concluding Thoughts

Do what that present moment guides you to do. I believe that when you do this, you’ll discover what I’ve used all of the previously written words to illustrate: You can make more money, have better health, and significantly improve the quality of your relationships.

Even though that’s what the ego likes to hear, and your ego will love the changes it sees in your life, make no mistake about it: presence made it possible.

More specifically, you’ll start to understand that your Spirit’s wants and desire to be present can fully co-exist with what your ego desires. There is no conflict, and any attempt to believe there is conflict, is merely the ego resisting being present. The resistance doesn’t come from the ego not wanting what Spirit has to offer…

Chris Cade
Chris Cade

Chris is the founder of The Miracles Store, an inspirational online store where you can get uplifting shirts, hoodies, and coffee mugs with positive quotes on them. 10% of the profits help women and children rise up from domestic violence. He is also a certified Firewalk Instructor by Sundoor’s Peggy Dylan (she taught Tony Robbins how to
firewalk), has swum with wild dolphins in the Bahamas, bent spoons with The Monroe Institute, left a six-figure job to become an entrepreneur, and is a grateful full-time single father. His online courses are made completely free by the generous tithes of his community supporters. He also manages a directory of free online spiritual growth events found on the link below.

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Extraction, Divination & The Journey Continuing Into Shamanism, by Phil

Shamanic student Phil shares what extraction, divination and casting grids are in the world of shamanism. Here are his delightful stories!

Sometimes I’m left in awe with how magical and mystical this spiritual journey is. Always connecting us to the right people, and the right moments to help us take the next steps forward. Meeting the shaman in-making, Phil has been no less synchronistic! We are all so fortunate to be able to witness his journey into shamanism through his guest writings here, on My Spiritual Shenanigans. And today, he takes things deeper for us – giving us a glimpse of shamanic topics like extraction, divination and casting grid.

Here’s Phil for you.

Sometimes I think I was a detective in a past life. This feeling has been amplified since I have developed and sharpened my own intuition over the years. I’m able to pick up on verbal nuances and non verbal cues. I can read body language very intently and tend to piece together and solve the problems of others.

Not to toot my own horn but there are times when I feel like a modern day Sherlock Holmes. As far-fetched as that may sound it’s really not too far off of my current path into Shamanic healing. If I’m losing you at this point – good – I want you to be thrown off track as the mystery will unravel itself.

Earlier this summer, I decided to watch a late night movie. I don’t normally engage in television unless I find something quite compelling. This particular evening I found Guy Ritchie’s 2009 version of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle classic. I hadn’t watched this in years, and forgot how twisted and deliciously entertaining this movie really was. But there was one scene I kept revisiting because I couldn’t get it out of my head.

Sherlock Holmes character in fact had a tool used by Shamans in order to help him crack the case. He uses his fiddle as a sonic driver!

Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man himself plays an eccentric and amped up version of Holmes. He’s seen trying to figure out the motives of the master manipulator villain, Lord Blackwell (played brilliantly by Mark Strong).

This is the point in the film where the hero is at a crossroads and isn’t sure if they will complete their task. Holmes is playing a chromatic scale repeatedly on his violin, while numerous dialogue clips are running through his mind until he cracks and throws the instrument down in frustration. This is followed by him lighting up his trademark pipe. And finally his mind is clear and he gets the answer he’s looking for.

Sherlock Holmes, Brexit, London, Sherlock Holmes uses shamanic ritual to solve mystery

Through this clarity, he remembers someone mentioned to him about the answer lying in the ‘Book of Spells’. Holmes goes straight for the book, and sets up what looks like to be some kind of a black magic ritual from it. Then, he goes into a trance.

Key scenes from the story flash through his mind in a dreamlike state and the next morning he is woken up by his team, Watson and Irene. He discusses his findings and puts together the final piece of the puzzle which ends up saving all of London.

In Shamanic terms, Holmes used the fiddle as his sonic driver instead of a drum or a rattle.

Once it quietened his mind, he smoked from his pipe. Which to me represents his journey to a more clear state – which what happens when the sonic driver takes effect and brings one into an alternate realm.

Once he gets the internal answer, he dives deep into the book. Much like a journey to the Lower World that I previously discussed in my last entry, Holmes goes into a lucid trance guided by visions, symbols and internal dialogue. He eventually pieces together in waking life to solve a very serious problem that will eventually lead to the defeat of his nemesis.

My point to this example is this. This sacred work can appear in many different forms and sometimes in ways we don’t expect.

This was certainly one of those times. And what I am discussing in this writing will focus on two of the newest teachings I have received along my Shamanic path – Extraction and Divination.

In both of these courses I gained new knowledge from Spirit in the most unexpected forms. Some of them not overly pleasant but extremely important to my own growth. Even though I completed the Extraction course first, I have to go in reverse order and start with Divination, which I just recently completed. You’ll see how it connects and flows better for you, this way.

Along Came A Spider Of Divination

Divination to me is a more extended version of journeying. Its essential meaning is to understand hidden or undiscovered knowledge. It adds more depth and variety to one’s shamanic journeying practice.

Instead of journeying to one of the hidden worlds with a specific question you can allow Spirit to make that choice for you or even journey without asking a specific question and be shown what you need to see. I believe this is what happened during my first ever Shamanic healing as a client in 2019.

One can use rocks, symbols, crystals and a connection with certain objects out within nature. These require seeing helpful visions within those various objects and differing journeying techniques.

shamanic rituals, extraction

In this writing I will choose not to focus so much on these as they do not fully gel with me and likely will not be a major part of my practice. That is the beauty of incorporating Divination to your Shamanic practice. There is no dogma or strict regulations.

If it doesn’t fit into your practice, it doesn’t fit. So incorporate what will work for you or the client. At the moment I will focus on a couple of things that worked wonders for me.

The first one is getting answers not from the alternate realms but from the sonic driver itself.

Like Sherlock Holmes playing scales on his violin, I learned how to hold the drum up to the side of my head and play. I would ask a question and the drum would put me in a trance and provide the answer.

I’ve continued practicing this method after the course completed, and I already feel the connection getting stronger. It’s about becoming one with the instrument and its vibration. A very neat strategy to add to my Shamanic toolkit.

The other one I would like to share involves casting objects onto a grid.

The number I used was eight and I believe is fairly standard. Jot down a question. And then, through the guidance of a drum, you will journey in the Middle World. In that state, you will write down the first word that comes to you on a chart. Each object has a meaning in the Lower, Middle and Upper World.

After that is done you bring out the casting grid. Now, I’m not a big crystal person but I assume it’s similar to what’s known as a crystal grid. The grid is divided into the three worlds and you literally shake and cast your objects from nature and see which world they land in.

casting grid, shamanism

I don’t mean to make light of this but it is almost equivalent to a spiritual version of the game Yahtzee. Board games were a major part of my childhood so it took me back…it was fun. But what I wasn’t expecting was the result.

In order to complete this exercise, you take the objects that landed in each section and match them with the words you wrote on your chart. Put them into your journal, then tie them together in complete sentences.

I can’t guarantee this is the same result each time, but what came through for me was the Lower World was where I am. The Middle World is the transformation needed. And the Upper World is where you will soar once that change happens.

This is something I will try again later on. However before I reach the last part of this writing I have to quickly talk about my new animal totems.

My spirit animal is the mourning dove. Ever since I first connected with it a couple of years back, I cannot underestimate the amount of help it has been to me. What I came to unknowingly realize in my Shamanic studies is that animal totems or your power animals can manifest in this realm if they need your attention.

In my Journeying course, back in the spring, I connected with a new power animal in the Lower World that ended up being a beetle. About a month before this writing I found a big nasty Jewel Beetle crawling across my kitchen floor. Never had one before or since but the meaning behind the beetle is basically focus and productivity.

On some other Lower World journeys I would see a big spider lurking around and it was quite alarming. Big spiders kind of creep me out. Not a fan and when I saw one in the Lower World I wasn’t frightened of it. If I was, it would have likely meant to be some sort of lesson involving shadow-work or dealing with something unpleasant. 

During this course I finally got wind that this was a totem that wasn’t there to hurt or frighten me but to work with me.

One of the main meanings behind a spider totem is to weave a ‘web of dreams’ and will give you clarity of how and what to manifest in your ideal world.

spider as a spirit animal, spiritual meaning of spider web

This is exactly what happened however the journey ended just when I was getting clarity. I was disappointed but I didn’t want to disrupt the class and decided to come back to it later. Well, the universe decided that too as the practice space got a visit from not one, but two small spiders throughout the day. And they hung around near my space too.

Recently I continued this journey and the spider weaved my web of dreams in the journey and was on its way. I included this amazing story because just because you see animal totems that you may not like in the physical realm, doesn’t necessarily mean that they are there to cause harm or induce fear.

This was a gift I could not have predicted. However when you work with the practice of Extraction it is imperative that you give yourself means of protection. Let’s talk more about that now.

Extraction, Epiphany and the summoning of the ‘Painmaker’

Extraction is essentially a method of removing spiritual illness from an individual (note: NOT a medical illness). This practice is to help rid the energetic body of intrusions disguised in the forms of inappropriate or negative energies. In a worst case scenario, they can show up as attachments or dark entities.

extraction in shamanism, soul retrieval

While this practice is not a substitute for medical help, sometimes energetic ailments can manifest into the physical body. Therefore some long standing pain or tension can subside after this session but also may return if the spirit / energetic body is not properly maintained. Any form of energetic toxicity or negative beliefs or self talk can be whisked away if this practice is used correctly.

And my memory may be fuzzy but I think I wanted to take the Divination course before this one and the timing just didn’t add up. This aspect of Shamanic practice can get pretty serious, and maybe a little scary, as you don’t quite know what you might be dealing with.

Due to the potential danger of this work the practitioner beforehand has to journey to the Upper World and seek protection. Your higher self will help you find your protector guide and merge them with yourself. Yes – this really does happen and can be a little bit overwhelming.

In a fascinating note, mine manifested as Gandalf The White. And when I asked why, the answer was along the lines of ‘You need to protect yourself with the same light energy that I used to defeat the Balrog’.

Okay then. I cannot argue with that one! Once I got that down part, I knew I was ready to go. But yet again I had to expect the unexpected.

I am going to treat the following example as if I were working with a paying client. Out of privacy I am not liable to describe this person’s situation, physicality and where I was able to identify the issues. But what I can describe is what I saw in my mind’s eye and how powerful this work really was from my own perspective.

This individual was late for the course, seemed unsettled and after our meal break just let everything loose and broke down. I felt their pain as about a decade prior I lived through some similar stress without this kind of support system in place.

Not to take pleasure in others’ misfortune but I was ecstatic when I was chosen to perform this work on them! Because deep down I knew I could help. After I merged with my guide and got to work, some amazing things happened.

In Extraction, I would describe the process as being quite similar to a hands-off reiki session.

One could use a pendulum to find the energetic ailments but I was taught how to do the same function with my hands and when the hand shakes. That’s where you know work needs to be done. I essentially became the pendulum.

using a pendulum or using hands for an extraction session in shamanism with the client

Once I knew which area to work on, I started getting visions. And I’ll say it was a combination of a surgeon digging out unwanted tissue, and scooping out the innards of a pumpkin to carve a Jack-O-Lantern.

That may sound gruesome but it’s essentially what I saw and was a reminder of how badly this area was affected with negative energy. Extraction requires a scooping motion to remove the intrusion, so that’s likely why I saw what I saw.

Fast forward to after the session was done and this individual was at a new level of calm and clarity. They were grateful and so was I. I’ll be seeing them again when I resume courses in the Fall, and I hope the work I was able to do with Spirit running through me had a lasting effect.

Sometimes those in the most despair can be some of our greatest teachers. The entire experience was an epiphany that I was on the right track and that I could really do this and potentially make a difference to others.

Fast forward to mid summer for myself. Due to the outcome of some personal situations, my mental health took a bit of a dive. A lot of it was due to being stuck in what felt like similar karmic patterns I couldn’t seem to break.

To get through this, I may have performed a version of Extraction without even realizing it. All of the negative thoughts and energies that were tearing me up internally needed to be defeated. In order to do that I had to give it a face, a voice and a name.

The faces were three villains in my scope of pop culture morphed into a hideous entity (hint: I mentioned one earlier in this writing) and I called it the Painmaker. Once I made this assessment I was able to not only have internal dialogue with it but to tame it. And eventually cast it out.

Since this revelation, it has made its return but I cast it out again. It’s not going away any time soon but when it comes to corrupt my energy and well being…I’m ready to battle.

I brought this up to my Shamanic teacher and was told this could be a form of Soul Retrieval.

What The Future May Hold…

I hope you enjoyed this read. It was a long one but the deeper I get into my explorations with shamanism, that is how it’s going to be.

I will complete the final part of this written trilogy in late 2021 after I have completed all of my courses. The next writing I publish may even be talking about opening my own practice. But first I will learn about the other Shamanic modes: Psychopomp, Soul Retrieval (a further showdown with the Painmaker perhaps?) and Entering The Dreamtime.

At this stage I have no idea what that last one means but I’m sure it will be incredible. In closing I just wanted to say once again, that everything written in this series is from the perspective of a novice. It is meant for others to learn about this ancient, sacred healing art and hopefully inspire the reader to pick up their own practice personally or professionally one day.

Phantom Phil
Phantom Phil

Phantom Phil hosts the mysterious, paranormal and spiritual podcast Unexplained Inc. and his show is a member of the Void Podcast Network. Phil has experience blogging on his site The Phantom Hub. He is also currently in the middle of Shamanic training and while is nowhere near being an expert is thrilled to share his discovery and journey into this mystical healing modality with you.

5 Fascinating Experiments That Explore the Science of Spirituality, By Brian A.

How can science explain spirituality? Here are incredible experiments that explore the truth of energy, healing and other spiritual ideas.

Spirituality is often thought of as being outside of scientific understanding and yet quantum physics, while still a mystery, is bringing us closer to understanding that which was once thought impossible. Through this article, Brian Alexander, the author of The God Matrix and a writer, lecturer, counsellor and martial arts master shares fascinating experiments that highlight the science of spirituality. Here is what he says.

In order to understand the science behind spirituality we first have to define spirituality. A quick internet search shows a myriad of definitions although there is a common thread running between them—that is the sense of or belief in or connection to something greater than self. It is the connection that we are exploring here. And through understanding the connection to spirituality, we begin to understand spirituality.

The connection to spirituality energy; energy is everything and everywhere. Each culture and language has its own words to describe energy.

Spirit energy is at this point not directly seen or measurable but observation shows it exists. From quantum physics we often hear about quantum entanglement where pairs of subatomic particles, like electrons are entangled and then if one of the particles is ‘flipped’ the other one instantly flips.

This happens if the particles are beside each other or one hundred million light years apart. But how does the distant particle know that its partner has been ‘flipped’? There has to be some type of energetic connection between them. Let’s explore some of the connections together.

#1 – My science experiments with spirituality.

Being interested in energy and energetic healing, I studied and developed my own programs for working with energy. In a fun demonstration of the energy inherent in the body’s systems I would have someone stand in front of me holding their arm out in front of them, fist closed.

science experiment to understand how energy works

Using one or two fingers I would put downward pressure on the hand. Everyone can resist this pressure to a certain level. I would then stand several paces away from the person and direct energy up the person’s arm. Again testing with light pressure the arm was demonstrably weaker. In order to determine if this was a true effect I created a double blind experiment, to eliminate any chance of prediction.

I put 10 pieces of paper in a bowl, 5 said ‘test’ and 5 ‘no test’. First, I had the person holding the arm out blindfolded and the tester was turned so they could not see whether I directed energy or not. I would draw out one of the slips and follow the instruction as to whether to direct energy or not. Then I would turn around so I could not see the results of the test.

The end result was that seven out of ten times the tester’s results corresponded with the sender.

This is a strong correlation that something is definitely happening. Two of the three that tested wrong were in the last five, which showed that everyone was getting tired. I had not allowed enough time to relax between tests.

While we have no way of measuring this energetic connection at this time, we can look at a more human use of this energy to better understand it’s form and function.

#2 – When mice experience healing.

Dr Larry Dossey in his book, Reinventing Medicine: Beyond Mind-Body To A New Era of Healing, talks about faith based and energy healing. In one example he mentions a researcher, Bernard Grad, from McGill University in Montreal. Grad did a number of studies on healing, both local and nonlocal. In one the studies a group of mice had small incisions placed on their backs.

mice experimenting with spirituality

They were then divided into three groups – a control group, a group affected by energy healers and a group that were put in a simulated healing environment but without a healer. Many of the studies were double blind, in other words the ones tabulating the results did not know which mice were which.

The mice affected by the healer showed increased healing; even the mice where the healer did not come in direct contact but rather looked at them on a monitor.

These studies were done in the early 1960s. And were some of the first scientific studies done on energy healing both from a local and a nonlocal or distance perspective.

People often dismiss these results citing the power of positive thinking and the placebo effect. It should be noted however that these mice were not given any special training in either positive thinking or placebos.

These studies show the positive effect one person can have on another through energy contact. What should be noted is that the person affecting the healing contact did not have to be in the same room or even the same part of the country for the effects to work.

#3 – When science recognizes energy healing as alternate therapy.

The work of Dr. Gran inspired others to continue with the research. One of those people was Dr. Dolores Krieger a professor of nursing at New York University.

In his book Vibrational Medicine, Dr. Richard Gerber tells how Dr. Krieger became enthused with the work of Dr. Gran and wanted to see if she could discover physiological changes in humans who had been treated with energy healers. She involved herself with others doing similar studies by offering to provide medical exams to the patients.

energy healing, reiki, science of spirituality

In her research she discovered significant increase in haemoglobin values in healer-treated patients as compared to the control group. This was enough to validate the fact the energy healing had a physiological impact.

Excited by the results Dr. Krieger wanted to know if anybody could be an energy healer. Being told no by local healers did not deter her. She began to study the various methods of energy and touch healing. She later synthesized this in a program she called Therapeutic Touch and began to teach it to nurses.

There are so many other energy healing practices, like Reiki, Pranik Healing, Crystal Healing, etc that deliver such miracle recoveries.

#4 – The telepathy-like connection between different species.

Energy is all around us. We are surrounded by it, immersed in it and affected by it. It is the primary method of communication, especially between species. Nothing demonstrates this more than a study highlighted in, The Secret Life of Plants, by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird. 

Many dog owners are aware of a connection that exists between them and their pets. It is not uncommon for a dog to head towards the front door when their human companion leaves from wherever they are to start heading home.

Something similar can happen with house plants. Well not heading to the door! But the plants can energetically know when their waterer is in a state of distress.

plants can respond to energy, the science of spirituality

Tompkins and Bird highlight one study where a group of students were each to draw a secret set on instructions. They were then to proceed into another room for a few minutes then come back. They were to say nothing to the other students.

The other room contained two plants; the instructions were simply to look at the plants, all except one set of instructions that is.

The special instructions had an additional task of taking one of the plants out of its pot, dropping it to the floor and steeping on it. Once all the students had been in the room the surviving plan was brought out and hooked up to a galvanic skin response meter (lie detector).

Students then came by one at a time. When the student who had stepped on the plant came by the meter needle began moving indicating an awareness of danger.

In another example a woman left her house plant attached to the meter while she went on a trip. For her the most stressful part of traveling was the flying, specifically taking off and landing. Returning home she saw that the meter indicated activity corresponding to the times of taking off and landing.

#5 – Explaining the science of spirituality through meditation.

One of the more common methods of getting in contact with this energy is through meditation.

Many studies have shown that regular meditation can have a positive impact on the quality of one’s life but in actual fact meditation can do much more than just effect ones own life.

In 1960, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi predicted that one percent of a population practicing the Transcendental Meditation® technique would produce measurable improvements in the quality of life for the whole population.

To test this a group of approximately 4000 people gathered together in Washington DC for the months of June and July in 1993 and began to meditate. During this period statistics showed that the crime rate did indeed drop anywhere from 15 to 23 percent.

benefits of meditation, group meditation, crime lowered when meditation went up in the city

Other groups have repeated this exercise with similar results. This is certainly a strong indication that there is an interconnectedness to all of us through the energy of the Universe.

Concluding Thoughts

Following these examples we begin to understand the spiritual energy that we are all a part of. The question is how do we, as humans, interact with this energy?

It was a chance encounter with a visiting professor helped tie together many aspects of the human spiritual connection together for me. Unfortunately it was a very quick encounter and I failed to get the details I would need to validate the information he offered me. I have spent a lot of time searching the internet to find examples of the information he shared but to no avail.

You will have to draw your own conclusions as to validity, however to me it makes a lot of sense. What he explained is that on the dendrites, the little information gathering fibres in the brain were even smaller fibres that ended in a quantum connection. In other words, we are all quantumly connected to the Universe.

This explains the concept of ‘group mind’ or collective consciousness, and why two people on different parts of the planet with no knowledge of each other can discover the same thing at the same time. Spy agencies have supposedly studied ‘Remote Viewing’ as a way to gather information.

We feel this connection, this link; it exists in the very background of our awareness and connects us to that. Something, greater than self. And I invite you to lean in and experience its presence for yourself.

Brian Alexander
Brian Alexander

Brian’s work, The God Matrix is one of Vasundhra’s all-time favourite spiritual fictions. He is a Master Trainer in Neuro-Linguistics and a Certified Reiki Master and Chi Kung instructor. He holds a 9th Degree Black Belt in Karate with 54 years of training experience.

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