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Emergence of the Divine Feminine

Say What?

Is there an un-divine feminine? Is there a divine male or a divine masculine? Or an undivine equivalent thereof? What’s going on?

It started around 2700 years ago with matriarchy replaced by patriarchy. Then it got worse.

It would take only a few hundred years so that by the first century, all Jewish women were considered the property of men–with no rights, no role in society except childbearing, and no education. Christianity didn’t do anything to improve the situation and Islam later made it worse, both with societies that advocated the traditional role of subordination and silence of women as the ideal. Fortunately, in real life the women of history were neither subordinate nor silent.

What had happened?. Whose fault was it?

Let’s blame it on Aristotle (384–322 B.C.E) or say it really began around 2250 years ago. One of the fathers of our culture, student of Plato, founder of modern Western philosophy, inventor of logic and tutor to Alexander the Great, Aristoltle pointed out for us, and we have been hypnotized into believing it until very recently that”

The female is

n   “softer in disposition…

n   more mischievous…

n   less simple

n   more impulsive

n   more attentive to the nurture of the young…

n   more compassionate…

n   more easily moved to tears…

n   more jealous…

n   more querulous…

n   more apt to scold and to strike…

n   more prone to despondency…

n   less hopeful than man…

n   more void of shame…

n   more false of speech…

n   more deceptive…

n   more retentive of memory….”

Whereas the male is

n   “more spirited…

n   more savage…

n   more simple…

n   less cunning…

n   most rounded off and complete….”

(The above is from the material of Barnes, J. (1982) Aristotle, Oxford: Oxford University Press as reported by Gerd Gigerenzer, “Gut Feelings,” 2007, Penguin Books (USA)}

These “facts,” totally debunked and overturned by modern science, still pollute our world and cause untold misery for both men and women. Likely less than one percent (1%) of the people who even think or have thought about it, are aware of the equality of the genders, or of the numerous test results that measure such things.

Since a belief is just a thought we continue to think, these early thoughts (the opinion of one man!) were reinforced over time. A special bit of “no thanks” goes to Swiss Psychiatrist, Carl Jung, founder of analytical psychology (1875-1961 who reinforced these early notions. Over time they became our beliefs through which our perception of the world was created.

Now, today, is best possible time, understanding the errors of the past that created a whole world of woe, to

n   dismantle those beliefs so men and women can free themselves from the limitations of the past and the aspersions cast upon them,

n   break the hypnotic trance that denies loving interaction with all genders and

n   move forward into a more loving and satisfying relationship with the future.

Before we get too involved in the blame, please remember that blame is endless. If we go far enough back, we can blame the Gulf oil spill on the dinosaurs or on whatever killed and compressed them. Ever since Aristotle, however, we have been ignorantly projecting characteristics onto both sexes that have nothing to do with their genders. In doing so, we have not just limited ourselves our enjoyment and the progress our society could have made, we have been involved in war and unending strife as a result.

Affirm the equality and validity of both genders and their choices made according to individual nature. Do so to change your mind today and note that men and women, (women and men) are, by nature equal expressions of infinite variations of all characteristic hereby previous generally referred to as gender traits.

Hooray for the emergence of the divine masculine and feminine!

For those who would like more “proof,” start with reading Myths of Gender, Biological Theories about Women and Men, Fausto Sterling, A., (1992) New York: Basic Books

For more from Dr. Tom Goode, visit his Energize You Now Ezine: http://bit.ly/9R80WB

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Almost all medical professionals agree that obesity, and its
damaging affects on our bodies, is the major health problem in our
society today.  However, obesity is not the only illness impacted by
what you eat and how much you eat.  “…almost every major medical
condition you can think of is either caused or affected in some way by
what you eat.”  Physician, Isadore Rosenfeld, Clinical Professor of
Medicine at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center and attending
physician at both the New York Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center, wrote those words in his book, “Doctor, What Should I
Eat?”  His book addresses the food factors contributing to, or the
healing of, over 65 diseases ranging from acne to yeast infections.

What you eat, how much you eat, when you eat, how well you burn up
what you eat and how effectively you rid yourself of the waste created
by that burning, all can affect your physical, mental and emotional
state.  When was the last time you looked at your grocery cart to see
what poisons you are feeding your family?  When have you looked at
your grocer and asked for medicinal foods?  When has your family
doctor taken you to the supermarket and shown you which foods to buy
and how to read labels?  Sound preposterous?  Not to Dr. Rosenfeld.

In answer to such questions, Rosenfeld goes on to write, “But does
your doctor give you prescriptions to bring to your pharmacist
[grocer] specifying what drugs you need and how to take them? You bet!
That’s what doctors do best.  They give you medication–and they
should–because many drugs are lifesaving.  However, that’s not
enough.  Proper medical care should also include advice about the
right foods to eat to help you prevent illness as well as to help cure
it.  There should be no contest or confrontation between diet and
medication; it is not a matter of either/or.  Too many nutrition
enthusiasts and holistic practitioners decry the use of pharmacologic
agents, while `traditional’ doctors don’t pay enough attention to the
importance of your diet.

Practically all psychological disorders are influenced by what you
eat.  Anxiety, depression, thinking disorders, sexual disorders, sleep
disorders, eating disorders, and an array of classical “mental”
disorders are affected by what you put into your stomach.  Many times,
the cure for such disorders lies right under your nose…your mouth.
Have you ever taken a course in nutritional medicine?  In all
probability, neither has your doctor.

Nutrition is a required course in only 25 percent of medical
schools.  It remains an elective in the rest.  Rosenfeld goes on to
say, “…that’s not enough to really get into the subject or to
impress future doctors with its [nutritional medicine’s] importance.
So over the years, the medical establishment has left the matter of
diet to health food enthusiasts, many of whom they view as `nuts.'”

Even those physicians who are aware of the impact of food on our
health, rarely provide nutritional guidance because according to Dr.
Rosenfeld, “the `system” punishes them for doing so.  “…You won’t
even find a place on your insurance claim form to record the time
spent by your doctor explaining the importance of lifestyle, exercise,
weight loss, alcohol and substance abuse, birth control—and
nutrition.”  But doctors are paid well by insurance companies for
taking a few moments to lance a boil or remove a cinder from your eye.

Every one of the past 6 Surgeons General of the U.S. has reported
that 85 percent of the illnesses for which we seek medical treatment
“are lifestyle-related.”  According to the Center for Disease Control
and Prevention, 75 percent of all cancers are preventable; 85 percent
of cardiovascular disease is preventable; obesity accounts for over 60
percent of our health problems; and the primary factors in 8 out of
the 10 top killers of  both men and women in the U.S. is “poor
diet/exercise.”  How do we, as health professionals, treat your
lifestyle?  We can’t! Only you can modify what you eat, how much you
eat, and whether or not you move your body.

Rosenfeld concludes: “I am an `establishment’ physician, and I use
every effective medication at my disposal to treat the sick.  …I
focus on nutrition to help you work with your doctor, with a
nutritionist if necessary, and maybe even with your grocer, to make
sure that what you eat is good for you.”

In the recent “health-care” bill, there is a provision for insurance
companies to pay for “preventative health care.”  Now, we have no
excuses for remaining ignorant about what foods prevent illnesses.
Not only can we prevent the onset of a lot of problems, we can also
strongly affect our healing and overall wellness.  Probably the best
way to address the “health-care crisis” in America, is for each of us
to take full responsibility for staying well.  And when we do become
sick, learn what foods we might eat and what physician-prescribed
medications to take, which maximize our chances of healing quickly.

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Dr. Thomas is a licensed psychologist, author, speaker, and life
coach.  He serves on the faculty of the International University of
Professional Studies. He recently co-authored (with Patrick Williams)
the book: “Total Life Coaching: 50+ Life Lessons, Skills and
Techniques for Enhancing Your Practice…and Your Life!” (W.W. Norton
2005) It is available at your local bookstore or on Amazon.com.

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Assuming things continue as they have been, in 100 or so years, mankind will likely accept the holistic, unified mindbodyspirit system and directly address the underlying cause of illness. By then, science will have “proven” the existence of soul to its satisfaction and in sufficient degree that the establishment will communicate the findings to the media. This will enable “the great middle classs” to self-care and self-heal and provide guaranteed health without fear. Until then, trust in the Force and continue Full Wave Breathing–as an exercise it heals; as a practice, it transforms.

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What’s to say when you’ve said it all,
Told the story to end the fall,
Each event is it blessed or passing thru
The choice left to me and you.
I’ve said it all, about how to BE,
The question asked most often of me.
 
Breathe and intend, judgments suspend,
Make it easy, no tale to spin,
No big happening, only breathe and be
Wrote books saying it, totaling three
 
What would love do at this point in time?
Call upon the connection Divine,
The answer lies inside the heart,
Then you breathe so you feel that part,
 
And to recharge, reenergize and renew,
Allowing fresh perspective to come into view,
Relaxes and harmonizes all cells as One,
Confers immunity from Life’s humdrum,
Tension and plaguing bacterial surround,
An oasis inside where health is found,
 
Forget the history, the drama untold,
Simply start breathing let the joy unfold.
Yes, it’s an exercise you’ll continue to do,
If you want the best available you.
 
Breathe at your pace and fully engage,
Maybe you find the Inner Sage,
The part that you were intended to play,
It could happen, even today.
 
If fully oxygenated your mindbody would be.
The thing you need for you to see
How to proceed and what to do,
To engage the most loveable you
Become the Inner Work at your pace
Expand fully the loving space.
 
Keep Breathing!

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One of the primary purposes behind Full-Wave Breathing as it has become to be known is Gnosis—a clear and immediate experience and intuitive realization of the pure essence, nature and energy of Divinity as it flows within oneself and all of creation. Gnosis, as it is used by International Breath Institute founder Dr. Tom Goode, places primary value on the feminine qualities of receptivity and intuition, visionary experience and the art of health. Gnosis, like the use of FullWave Breathing is a teaching of love, selflessness, harmony and communion. From a Gnositic viewpoint, the answers to life can only be found when one opens to the divine current and allows oneself to be penetrated by it to the point where you are full transformed and illuminated by it.

I write this year for an aspect of your personality and that, perhaps unspoken, part of  you who live your “spiritual life” as an agent of caring and kindness in your world.

You are like other readers who live their lives, care for their mindbody units and those of others, and may go thru their body “things”– including maintenance, discomfort and inconvenience. There are easier ways to manage the mindbody system and I teach them to those who are interested in their own health and that of the members of their community.

My Self-appointed task is to make your life easier. Its my way of supporting you and your contribution to improving life on the planet and the human life process. I do it because it pleases me to have healthier and more joyful people around. Thus I remind you to breathe, intend health (anything else is just dis-ease) and live fully from your heart’s awareness.

My communication is for the express purpose of enhancing your well-being during 2010. And I’ll suggest exercises for mindbody health.

One of the most powerful exercises I experienced was to ask myself, “How wouId I  act if everyone in the world was my child, I his or her parent.?”  Practice this with the people in your life—even just a few times–and see what happens.

As you think about it, breathe that idea (of seeing everyone you encounter throughout the day as your children) and the way it feels using fullwave, nostril breathing. Relax fully on the exhale and continue with connected breathing.

Next, practice applying the perspective throughout the day. Keep breathing!

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By Lloyd J. Thomas, Ph.D.

We are in the middle of the “season of giving.”  What is giving
without receiving?  Do we all give as the rose gives its fragrance to
the air?  Do we give in order to receive?  Do we give with no ability
to receive from others?  Do we give out of a sense of obligation to
the receiver?  We have all heard the expression, “the flow of life.” 
When we resist that flow, we become hardened, brittle and easily
broken.  In order to create and maintain healthy relationships, we
need to exchange energy through both giving and receiving.  I know
many people whose only sense of personal worth is dependent on how
much they give to others.  They are willing to sacrifice themselves,
even hurt themselves, in the effort to give to others.   For these
people, the flow of life is one way…always outward from them to
others.  Relationships based upon this constant giving generate guilt
in the receiver and resentment in the giver.  If I am always giving
you water, would you ever suspect I might be thirsty?

There are others who are only receivers.  These are the people who
are so needy or so selfish, they never give out to others and are
always taking from relationships.  Always getting what they want, no
matter what the cost to others.  Lately, we have seen such examples of
greed and fear in highly visible individuals and corporations… let
alone in our politics.  Relationships based upon this single direction
of energy flow, result in emptiness in the others, and guilt/anger
within the receiver.

Both chronic givers, and eternal takers suffer from psychological
stagnation.  Stagnation is like stopping the flow of your blood. 
Whenever your blood stops flowing, it begins to coagulate…to
stagnate.  Non-flowing blood gives neither oxygen nor nutrients to the
billions of cells in your body.  When the flow of energy is only one
way between people, relationships die.

The word “affluence,” comes from the Latin word “affluere,” which
means “to flow to.”   Affluence implies “to flow in abundance.”  When
we give and receive in harmonious relationship to one another,
relationships thrive and abundance is assured.

Every healthy relationship is one of giving and taking.  Giving
requires a receiver.  In order to receive, you need a giver.  
Actually, giving and receiving are the same.  They are merely
different aspects of the flow of energy between each other and between
individuals and the universe.  If either person stops that flow of
energy, he or she interrupts the “flow of life.”

In order to be healthy, happy and fulfilled yourself, you need to
intend to create health, and happiness in the relationships you have. 
Your intention needs to be to create happiness in both the giver and
receiver, because your own happiness, as well as the fulfillment of
others, is life-supportive and sustaining.   In order to create joy
through giving, you need to feel joy in the act of giving.  In order
to create abundance, you need to feel fulfilled by receiving.

In his book, “The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success,” Deepak Chopra,
MD writes: “…Practicing the law of giving is actually very simple:
if you want joy, give joy to others;  if you want love, learn to give
love;  if you want attention and appreciation, learn to give attention
and appreciation;  if you want material affluence, help others to
become materially affluent.  In fact, the easiest way to get what you
want is to help others get what they want.”  Isn’t that a radical
notion?!  That translates:  “the best way for me to succeed in life is
to help others succeed in their lives.”  

This principle of personal success, found  most easily through
helping others to succeed, works equally well for individuals,
couples, corporations, societies, and nations.  For example,
traditional businesses operate on the principle of succeeding at the
expense of others (usually the employees).  An example of businesses
succeeding only when their employees succeed in getting what they
want, is most often found in the industry known as “network
marketing.”   Isn’t that a radical idea?! 

Chopra writes, “If you want to be blessed with all the good things in
life, learn to…bless everyone with all the good things in life.”

When we work toward the fulfillment of all our relationships through
giving and receiving in dynamic harmony, we are actually practicing
“going with the flow” of life.  Do this and you experience life, in
all its aspects, much more abundantly.   Certainly, you will find more
joy in your life during this season of giving… and receiving.

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Dr. Thomas is a licensed psychologist, author, speaker, and life
coach.  He serves on the faculty of the International University of
Professional Studies. He recently co-authored (with Patrick Williams)
the book: “Total Life Coaching: 50+ Life Lessons, Skills and
Techniques for Enhancing Your Practice…and Your Life!” (W.W. Norton
2005) It is available at your local bookstore or on Amazon.com.

Lloyd J. Thomas, Ph.D. has 30+ years experience as a Life Coach and
Licensed Psychologist.  He is available for coaching in any area
presented in “Practical Life Coaching” (formerly “Practical
Psychology”).  Initial coaching sessions are free.  Contact LJTDAT@aol.com.

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