Things I Wished I Had Had Been Taught Earlier in My Life

1 – That self-regulation (homeostasis) had been taught me and had it explained to me as it applies to our body, our mind and the world around us. It needs to be taught how it expresses in many ways in our life such as dreams, sex and life in general. See  – Psychological Vomiting

2 – That the dream process can often break through into what we call waking consciousness – and in fact it should be taught how to allow it, because of the next statement. That is an expression of the irrational level of us, and should be honoured and balanced with the rational mind – we call this function hallucinations or visions. See Waking Lucid Dreaming –…/the-waking-lucid-dream/

3 – It needs to be shown how we are all products of Life, and as such only have a tiny awareness – usually – of what that means and what it entails. Most of what keeps us alive and functioning is below conscious awareness. See Unconscious – What Is It –…/what-is-the-unconscious/

4 – That I had realised that the Big Bang and God were the same thing. That we all owe our existence to this creative explosion and we try to explain it but fail. That what we call God is a projection from ourselves because we cannot own up to our own amazing potential, and as we do with dreams we build amazing imagery around it and many people back off from God instead of owning it. See Big Bang and God –…/big-bang-and-god-are-the-same/

5 – That we are all a tiny face stuck on the top of a long line of beautiful animals, without which we could not exist. I mean that we are in body and mind largely built out of animals and what they left us to build with, without which we would have nothing. See Levels of the Brain –…/brain-levels-and-dreams/

6 – I wished that somebody had explained to me that thoughts are just photocopies of what we believe reality is and it is nothing to do with the real people, animals and objects we think of. A thought can never be a dog or a person. And people get so mixed up in their thinking. See Thoughts and Words –

7 – I would try to teach people not to totally identify with their body. I realise looking back that for some reason I was born with a little of that wisdom. Whenever I was hurt or injured it didn’t bother me as it did many other people. When I cut into a vein in my hand on the sharp tool of a lathe, I could see it needed stitches and went to the headmaster. He asked how I was not upset because the blood was pumping out. Then when I lost the sight in one eye through eye injury, the doctor asked me how I wasn’t upset by it – and same with my stroke. See Tony’s Experience of Stroke –…/tonys-experience-of-stroke/

8 – A single cell, which is a seed from which all life forms evolved from, doesn’t become old or die because it is immortal, for it keeps dividing and doesn’t die. In dividing it constantly creates copies of itself, but as it does so it gathers new experience, it changes what is copied, so becomes the ‘seed’ for multi-cellular organism. We all started from the original one cell, and we, you and I, are the result of gathered experience.

No plant or creature grows from a dead seed, and each living seed carries within it all the past gathered from all its forebears. So, the seed in your mother’s womb is as old as and even older than human kind, and you carry that wisdom or memories in you. But in this life you developed a new brain, and the memories, education and programming you gathered this time are what you built your personality from, but beneath that is a very ancient self. See Opening to Life –

9 – The body is a wonderful thing and needs looking after and keeping healthy, but it will die and be replaced. It is the tool we use in order to affect our will on the material world. But to see people terrible upset by getting old or losing their good looks is a form of sickness, a sickness caused by believing their body is them.

It is good, as the tribal members did, to find a way to know what arises from their central self to guide them in their work and life. Learning to listen to their intuition is a way to do that, or their dreams. A poster says, “Intuition is the GPS of the soul. Is yours turn on? See Intuition – Using It –

10 – A great lesson to learn is the power of our instinctive drives such as sex and eating. Having met it and seen where it comes from, and how many people are manipulated by it, or use it to trap and get money from people, learn to find a way not to repress it, or let it rule you. It is difficult but it can be done. See Ox Herding

Dealing with our own anxieties is a real skill we all need to learn. And one of the great things I learned was from a book called How to live 365 Days a Year by John A. Schindler.

I think it is very necessary to know how our mind works – the psycho part of the somatic. Years ago in my reading I came across a research that spelt out to me how we worked. The research was to do with how animals deal with anxiety or stress, and they did this by fixing a trailing wire to the legs of sheep.

This didn’t bother the sheep at all. But then at irregular intervals they passed a short electric shock through the wire. The sheep responded to the shock but immediately recovered with no difficulties. Then they began to ring a bell each time the shock was give. Still no harm done, the sheep started eating again as soon as the shock was over. But then the bell was rung some time before the shock was given. A very noticeable change occurred in the sheep. They slowly stopped eating as this was continued and they became so sick they stopped eating altogether, and the experiment had to be stopped because the sheep were dying. As soon as the shocks were stopped the sheep recovered quickly.

This shows that shock, unless severe, is not in itself dangerous. But anticipation of shock can be fatal if continued. When there is relief from this anticipation recovery occurs rapidly. As humans we do not need bells ringing to produce anxious anticipation. We have a thousand ways of doing this ourselves. It might be that we anticipate failure at work; perhaps we feel inadequate in competition and fear losing our job; we may live in constant anticipation of our marriage partner leaving us for greener pastures; anticipation of injury to our children; being punished for not complying to the law; being persecuted. These are just a few of the deadly bells we may ring. So thinking in anticipation of what we imagine will happen can be very dangerous. See Explorations in Wonder –

11 -Later in life I learned that we are all born with an immense potential that often remains latent because of the condition of our body, our education, our prevalent social teachings, or our belief that what authority figures and parents say is taken as truth. As Plato said so long ago, “Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught falsehoods in school. And the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and a fool”. For instance I was brought up to believe that the brain if destroyed by disease or injury destroys not only memory and brain function but you. Yet when I experienced a devastating stroke which knocked out my ability to speak, tore a massive hole in my brain, took away my ability to move, and my face was therefore immobile in a gargoyle condition, yet I was still acutely aware of what was going on around me, but had no way of communicating it. I saw then that the brain was only an organ enabling me, my consciousness, to move and express through the body. See Potential and Tony’s Experience of Stroke – – Waking Lucid Dreaming –…/tonys-experience-of-stroke/

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