Is sexuality between two individuals a loss of energy or a healthy expression of love?

Sexual energy when given vent to, provided it is consensual between both parties is one of the most powerful agents to de-stress the mind and body. The vast quantities of endorphins released result in physical and mental health. Unfortunately, because of the taboos of society and religion, sexuality has become a forbidden topic and free expression of sexuality has been repressed. Consequently, quite often when sexuality is expressed, it is flavored with a covert sense of guilt and has thus taken on a negative connotation. 

Man's cup is full of random thoughts and emotions. This cup gets emptied during the expression of sexuality. Sexuality when linked with love seizes to be sexuality in its physical expression and rather becomes a mutual revitalizing of the bonds of love between two individuals. It is more a sharing than an individual exercise.

How can I distinguish between no self and spirituality?

Spirituality is finding God in everything and everyone around you. To successfully find God in another, one must find God in oneself. To do this, one must know who one truly is. One wears various masks, for example; masks projected to one's employer will not be the same as a mask projected to one's subordinate. And that mask would differ from the mask projected to one's family members and friends. Consequently, one is wearing so many masks that one has lost their own sense of reality. One does not know who one truly is anymore.

To find one's true self, one must peel away these masks. That in essence is the concept of no self for the face behind the masks is the face that one will see in others around them. No self leads to a liberating sense of oneness and that is spirituality.

Can a disease be healed where medical science states that there is no permanent cure?

Doctors treat, the Divine heals. Take the case of two patients visiting the same doctor with the same ailment and being prescribed the same medicines. One gets cured and one does not. This aberration makes a joke of the word "science". There is no guarantee offered by modern medicine, merely a prescribed treatment and a possibility of cure. Yet, this unsure and indecisive practice is referred to as a science. 

In energy healing, the healer is merely a conduit of Divine energy and Divine energy knows no limitations. Medical science is fraught with trial and error, side effects, and commercialism. This cocktail of vested interests and limited knowledge creates a very shaky foundation for the edifice called "modern medicine". The human body was created by the Divine, and so was disease. Thus both are within the control of the Divine and hence curable through Divine energy.

Dec 1, Full Moon Meditation!

Please join me for another special Full Moon Meditation this Friday, Dec 1, 7pm PST! The event will be streamed LIVE on my FB Page, or you can watch it via Ustream at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/fdW9Q8mJZMs

Please also visit https://www.thefirstprinciple.org/online-participation/ to join other online events this weekend.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

What is Thanksgiving Day to me?

Ostensibly we are supposed to give thanks on this one day. The strange phenomenon is that out of 365 days out of the year, 364 days go by with us asking for favors from the Universe and only one day is dedicated to giving thanks for the 364 days. Doesn't this seem a little out of balance? And for favors received, we wait for a year before we acknowledge thanks. And to whom are we thankful to anyway?

Putting this in human perspective, if you do a favor for a friend and they only show gratitude after a year, how would it seem to you? And are we truly thankful or are we just thinking about merriment? Gratitude is not merely saying, "Thank you" it's about passing along the blessings we have received so that all may share and partake in the bliss that we feel. 

Let's not reserve one day in the year to give thanks. Let's be thankful for EVERY DAY OF OUR LIVES, FOR EVERY BREATH!

Do I need to take a sabbatical in order to take stock of my life?

To be introspective is to look within oneself. And what would you expect to find?

What tools would you use to search within yourself? And should you find something, what would you do with it? You don't need to take "time out" to probe inside your mind. You are what you are and you can change at anytime should you wish. You do not need introspection to change.

I worry that my lack of education may prevent me from being successful

Comparing your academic achievements with others and fear of losing your job to those more educated than you is a common cause of stress. 

Your job may be your comfort zone based on what you feel you are capable of. Fear of changing this mindset may be limiting your true potential. Losing your job because of your lack of education may not be as disastrous as you think or are made to believe. Maybe it's the Universe's way of telling you that there are other avenues to be explored.  

Here's a true story: Peter (name changed) worked all his life as an assistant in a garment store. When the owner died and his son took over, he fired Peter from his job because he was not educated and didn't know how to operate computers. Peter was desolate. He wandered from store to store looking for a job but no-one would hire him because he was not educated. After a fruitless day of searching for jobs and feeling very thirsty, he went in search of a soft drink. To his surprise, he could find no stores selling soft drinks. So the next day he hired a stand in the area and began to sell them himself. A year later Peter received a call from his bank manager. The manager asked him if he wanted the bank to invest his money for him as he had accumulated half a million dollars. Peter told the bank manager that he knew nothing about investing because he was not educated. Shocked, the bank manager replied, "If you could make half a million dollars being uneducated, can you imagine how much you would have made if you were educated?" After a long pause Peter said, "If I were educated, I would still be an assistant in a store." 

So, losing one's job may be a wake up call that there are other options in life. Maybe it is time to get out of the rut. Take heart from Peter's story and become innovative, not frustrated.  

How can I get my mind to ignore itself?

There is a Japanese concept "Muyshin No-Shin" which roughly translated means, "The mind does not acknowledge the mind". 

The mind is a projection of the brain, the brain is an organ which serves as a receptacle for the 5 senses. Consequently, the mind can operate from data received from these 5 senses. It is commonly known that the senses can be fooled. For example, a magician is always fooling your senses. If the senses can be fooled then the data received by the brain cannot be relied upon. The brain thus transmutes to the mind in which we place such great importance.

The mind is the origin of thought. Thoughts are electrical impulses that are stimulated by the 5 senses. Since there is a constant stimulation of the senses, there is a constant flow of thought. Both random and deliberate thought are the result of this stimulation.

To apply the concept of "Muyshin No-Shin" one must ignore random thought and focus on deliberate thought. The question one may ask now is, "How does one differentiate between deliberate and random thought?" When there is a thought in response to a direct stimulation in the present tense, that is deliberate thought. When a thought passes through the mind seemingly from nowhere, it is random thought.

An example of random thought is as follows. You are driving to your office and you barely notice a lady putting her child on the school bus. Your mind drifts to your younger days when you used to put your children on the bus. You now reminisce of how they have grown up and moved away and barely keep in touch. This makes you feel sad. Your mind takes note of the negative feeling and you don't realize why suddenly you feel depressed. An example of deliberate thought is as follows. You feel a hollow sensation in your stomach and you realize that you have missed your meal. You respond by going in search of food. 

Do not allow the mind to lose focus, instead keep your thoughts in direct response to the present. Only then will you be free of mental chatter!