A Maddening Mantra
Several years ago, we had a Tibetan Buddhist client – I’ll call him ‘Jan’ – who’d been given a mantra by his lama, to be recited the traditional 100,000 times. In fact, all this lama’s novice disciples – of whom there are many – were given the same mantra to be recited the same number of times.
The reason Jan made an Energy Solutions appointment was that after he’d chanted the mantra many times for several weeks, he’d had a nervous breakdown. Then he was hospitalised and put on medication. This pattern had happened twice already, and he felt he was going downhill again. The Buddhist organisation to which he belonged said he should carry on regardless – he was just undergoing a ‘spiritual cleansing’ process.
Jan said he’d recently attended a Buddhist training camp where he’d met a visiting lama. The visiting lama had suggested he practise another mantra instead of the one his root lama had given him. Jan was confused – should he practise the mantra ‘given’ by his root lama? Or should he practise the one suggested by the visiting lama? Continue reading →
Whilst science is busy understanding why 50% of people don’t respond to the SSRI anti-depressants – fluoxetine (Prozac or Sarafem), citalopram (Celexa), paroxetine (Seroxat or Paxil) and sertraline (Zoloft), or experience severe side-effects (see the study led by Professor Rene Han, professor of pharmacology in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Columbia University, published in the January 2010 issue of the Journal Neuron and also the work at Michigan by Dr John Traynor, professor of pharmacology at the U-M Medical School and director of the U-M Substance Abuse Research Center, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) – someone may have forgotten to tell your doctor.
And given that anti-depressants are one of the most over-prescribed drugs on the market – SSRI use increased from from 14.7 million in 2005 to 16.2 million in 2006 in the UK and 118 million prescriptions were written for antidepressants in the USA in 2005, I would think very carefully before asking my doctor for them. Doctors tend to prescribe them more when asked by their patients. The mental health charity MIND reported that 93% of GP’s have prescribed drugs due to ‘lack of alternatives.’ (In fact, there are many). Continue reading →
As we are often asked how the Energy Egg works, we’ve written a number of articles on this subject over the last five years. However, one difficulty with describing the Energy Egg effect is that of avoiding a lot of technical jargon – such as names of different forms of qi, areas of the energy body, environmental stress terms, and so on – which can get confusing when delivered in one big chunk.
Therefore, I’m going to write about the Energy Egg in a short series of blogs covering some of its inner workings and functionality. This introduction focuses on how all people are affected by a wide range of environmental energies.
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An allergy is a personal hypersensitivity to something that is not inherently bad for the human body. The medical profession assumes there is a fundamental difference between hypersensitivies that involve the immune system – a true “allergy” – and hypersensitivies affecting other areas of the body – “intolerances.” But the energetic mechanism of reaction – other than that specific to the afflicted area (e.g. your immune system, cardiovascular system, nervous system, etc.) – is the same in all cases. So we refer to all hypersensitivities as “allergies.”
Because of the conventional lack of understanding of allergies there is a common presumption that food allergies are relatively rare – e.g. “more than 3% of adults have one or more food allergies.” But this presumption reflects the common lack of awareness of food allergy rather than its actual low incidence.
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