Saturday, September 12, 2009

When Anubis talks, Men bark - Compensation & Karma

(By Dimitri Halley)

In life, there’s always an opposite force called forth to confront us when we are too one-sided. The mechanism in depth psychology is the western version of what the East is called Karma, a natural process aimed at establishing or maintaining balance with the psyche. Yet given that the mind can affect the physical, we have found that this compensatory force also operates in our own bodies.

The conscious mind is selective. It excludes everything that threatens its image of itself. This makes the conscious self-orientation one-sided. The contents that are excluded and inhibited sink into the unconscious, where they form a counterweight to the conscious orientation. The strengthening of this counter-position keeps pace with the increase of conscious one-sidedness until finally the shadow can split off and return in physical or psychological form to terrorise the dominant side in the self. The repressed unconscious contents break through in the form of dreams and spontaneous images in order to compensate and balancing the conscious lopsided conscious orientation.

The aim of this compensation of the demon within is to boycott the deceiver in us and vice versa.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Introductory Coherence Technique

(By Global Coherence Initiative organised by the Institute of HeartMath)

Being coherently aligned while radiating compassion and care increases focus and effectiveness. However, any genuine care and compassion you radiate benefits the planet, whether or not you are in total coherence. You can radiate care and compassion for the planet while riding down the road, exercising, working in the yard, standing in a grocery line or at any time you can squeeze it in. It all counts and adds to the collective intention.


1. Breathe and calm yourself in whatever ways you choose.

2. Choose something you appreciate – a person, pet, nature, etc. – and radiate the feeling of appreciation to them for about 2 minutes. This helps open the heart more and increases your effectiveness when you start sending care to the planet or to a situation in need.

3. Now evoke the genuine feelings of compassion and care for the planet.

4. Breathe the feelings of compassion and care going out from your heart. To help with focus, some people imagine the compassion and care flowing out the way an ocean wave flows toward a beach. Some imagine their compassion radiating as a beam of light. Others simply radiate it out with the rhythm of their breath. There are no hard and fast rules on how you do this. People are different, so find what suits you.

5. Radiate the genuine feelings of compassion and care to the planet or to a specific area of immediate need.

6. See yourself, along with other caretakers, participating in this process of healing and facilitating peace.

How long should you do the technique?

That’s for you to decide. Most people do it at least 5 minutes a day to help build their personal coherence. As people increasingly understand the wholeness benefits of coherence for the sender and the receiver, they often increase the length of time. Sometimes you’ll want to spend more time and other times less, based on how you feel and your schedule.

N.B. This technique is taken from the Global Coherence Initiative website. The Global Coherence Initiative is a science-based initiative uniting millions of people in heart-focused care and intention, to shift global consciousness from instability and discord to balance, cooperation and enduring peace. This project has been launched by the Institute of HeartMath, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), a recognized global leader in researching emotional physiology, heart-brain interactions and the physiology of optimal health and performance. The Global Coherence Initiative is designed to help individuals and groups work together, synchronistically and strategically to increase the impact of their efforts to create positive global change. They can be reached at the following website: