In and With

The Savior said, “All natures, all formed things, all creatures exist in and with one another and will again be resolved into their own roots, because the nature of matter is dissolved into the roots of its nature alone. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” [cf. Matt. 11:15, etc.].  From The Gospel Of Mary

 

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Love – A State of Being

“Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you. It is not dependent on some other body, some external form. In the stillness of your presence, you can feel your own formless and timeless reality as the unmanifested life that animates your physical form. You can then feel the same life deep within every other human and every other creature. You look beyond the veil of form and separation.” Eckart Tolle – The Power of Now

The Immune System and CFS/ME

“A great many cases of ME follow viral infection and/or vaccination. In these conditions the immune system is switched on to fight the offending microbe. In the short term this is highly desirable. To be effective, all vaccinations contain immune adjuvants which are there specifically to fire up the immune system. When this works in our favour, we call it immunity. However, when it works against us, we call it allergy. Clinically, we know that vaccinations can trigger allergies. There is no doubt that there are some ME patients who do not recover until they start taking antivirals (see work by Dr Martin Lerner in : Valacyclovir in the treatment of post viral fatigue syndrome ) In these cases, there is often no overt evidence of infection. I suspect what is going on here is that these microbes are present in low levels which would not normally cause harm to the body, but the immune system continues to fight. It is a sort of inappropriate immune activation against microbes or “allergy” to microbes. This is hugely wasteful of energy. Such patients will have a large immunological hole draining their daily energy bucket. See Energy Expenditure in ME/CFS: Immune wastage of energy and Rituximab” Dr. Sarah Myhill, from her book – Diagnosing and Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Identity Pitfalls

“As long as you make an identity for yourself out of this pain, you cannot become free of it. As long as part of your sense of self is invested in your emotional pain, you will consciously resist or sabotage every attempt that you make to heal that pain. Why? Quite simply because you want to keep yourself intact, and the pain has become an essential part of you. This is an unconscious process, and the only way to overcome it is to make it conscious.” Eckhart Tolle – The Power of Now

This is also true of physical pain. The mind-body connection is powerful and any influence the brain could have on alleviating pain can be blocked by the attachment to pain as an identity. Welcome pain-free living…

Soul Food

“To listen to the silence, wherever you are, is an easy and direct way of becoming present. Even if there is noise, there is always some silence underneath and in between the sounds. Listening to the silence immediately creates stillness inside you. Only the stillness in you can perceive the silence outside. And what is stillness other than presence, consciousness freed from thought forms?” Eckhart Tolle – The Power of Now