The Universal Mind by Peter Weisz Genre: Speculative Non-fiction, Spiritual, Mystical
Are we all slaves to a gross illusion? Who are we? What is the mind, what is consciousness and what is reality? This book offers educated answers and explanations to all these questions and more. This book motivates the reader to reconsider everything they think they know about themselves and the world today, examining the different models of creation, evolution of humanity and the universe, the essence of matter and of life itself, exploring all manner of scientific, theological, psychological and philosophical and metaphysical hypotheses and offering insights into ancient mystical wisdom and the road to enlightenment. Can it be, that this complex, living, breathing, sophisticated, opinionated, creative and conscious entity that we call human, is made up merely from a few invisible atoms of nothingness? We are not simply made from flesh and blood - we are beings of an infinity of dimensions, too vast to contemplate, but our brains and our senses are only able to perceive that which is rooted in matter, for that is the substance from which we believe we are made. What we call reality, is most definitely not what it appears to be.
Your discussions and arguments regarding evolution or creation serve only to fuel your separation. You need not take one side or the other for it is clear and certain that both are true, and that evolution exists as a creation. Man did not appear in a sudden whiff of magician’s smoke but has developed from the basic movement of minerals and matter that has been brought into being from the Universal Mind. The consciousness of instinct alone is not enough to be able to experience the Universal Mind and therefore you evolved from the movement to the proton to the atom to the molecule to the cell and then to the moulds and bacteria, then to the instinctual beings on the level of insects, and then to the higher beings who make choices and then ultimately to the human existence which gives you the first freedom to question your own being and existence and ultimately to reconnect with the Universal Mind. This is the progression of consciousness in matter. But you still argue amongst yourselves, the scientists attempting to prove the theologians wrong, and the theologians and preachers translating words from ancient texts, infusing them with their own meanings and expounding them as facts to vilify the scientists and satisfy their own cravings for knowledge, personal satisfaction and power. But both speak only of the nonsense that their muddled brains construct in an effort to make sense of their own trivial, unsatisfactory and puerile existences. They are all lost in the quagmire of their own convoluted calculations or feeble notions and false guarantees, wasting their time and energies in endless arguments and wars, each trying to prove the other wrong. I say to you; do not seek proof, for proof is not truth - and one proof will always be dissolved in the light of a newer proof, therefore rendering all proofs nothing more than temporary falsehoods.”
Peter Weisz (Dip Psych, HND, BACP) was born in London, England in 1961 and practices as a psychoanalyst and therapist, specializing in psychodynamics and the study of the subconscious and unconscious mind. He majored in psychology, music, English language and literature. He is the founding director of “One 2 One Counseling”, an organization offering personal therapeutic support to those with emotional and psychological disorders. He has worked at a number of private rehabilitation facilities and treatment centres since 1998 including the world renowned Priory Clinic in London, England. Peter is knowledgeable in ancient and contemporary philosophy, transcendental thought, general science, theology and mystical & esoteric writings, both classical and modern. He has also worked as a professional musician, singer/songwriter, producer and stage director for 25 years, travelling the world with a variety of bands and is the founding director of “A Major Events”, a music production company in Cape Town, South Africa, where he currently resides.
Every minute of every day, your body is physically reacting, literally changing, in response to the thoughts that run through your mind. It’s been proven over and over again that just thinking about something causes your brain to release neurotransmitters - chemical messengers that allow it to communicate with parts of itself and the rest of your body through your nervous system. Neurotransmitters control virtually all of your body’s functions, including hormone production, digestion, heartrate, muscle function, glandular activity and particularly, emotions.
Scientific studies have shown that thoughts alone can improve vision, fitness, and strength. The placebo effect, as observed with fake operations and sham drugs, for example, works because of the power of thought. Positive affirmations and expectancies have been shown to change brain chemistry and circuitry which results in real physiological and cognitive outcomes, such as less fatigue, better immune system reaction, normal sleep patterns, and reduced anxiety and stress amongst other things.
A sizable body of research exploring the nature of consciousness, carried on for more than thirty years in prestigious scientific institutions around the world, shows that thoughts are capable of affecting everything from the simplest organisms to the most complex living beings. A thought is not only a thing; a thought is a thing that influences other things. Thoughts and deep intentions are vibrations which interact with and affect other vibrations which make up the material particles and substance of our universe.
It’s been well documented that directed thoughts can affect a person’s own body in numerous ways. But thoughts have also been shown to alter some biological processes in another person, including gross motor movements, and those of the heart, eye, brain and respiratory system. Researchers have demonstrated that deep human intention can affect a variety of other living systems such as bacteria, mice, cats and dogs and even the direction in which fish swim.
Such evidence is the basis for some belief systems made popular by the non-physical Law of Attraction (LOA). All too often, this concept has been exploited in books, promising anyone that they can get rich and famous, find the person of their dreams, or get skinny instantly and effortlessly just by thinking the right thoughts. All you have to do is visualize it, and it will happen. However, it’s not quite that simple or direct.
Let’s assume for a minute that there is some truth to the concept. If you are constantly thinking about how you don’t have enough money and all the bills are piling up, how do you think these thoughts are going to influence your reality if they do even a little bit? If you worry unrelentingly about getting cancer and freak out at every little thing, what kind of energy are these thoughts emitting and subjecting your body to? Conversely, if money is tight, but you concentrate on your competence to find solutions, and focus on gratitude for things that you do have in your life, how is this going to influence your reality?
Worry has become seen as normal, usual, and even an unavoidable part of life. In my own experience, not worrying felt so foreign to me at first, I would actually search for things to worry about. This is not to say that there are never things in life that cause anxiety, but focusing on the solutions to problems is for more affirmative than living in and dwelling on the problem itself.
It has now been proven beyond doubt, that stress is the main cause of a number of physical illnesses, such as allergic conditions e.g. asthma or ecxma, fibromyalgia, migraine, heart problems, gastric ulcers and other intestinal complaints, nervous system complications (neuropathy), panic attacks or full-blown epilepsy and even certain types of cancer.
The lesson to be learnt here is this: Understand how to control your mind and thoughts, in order to improve your life and your physical health.
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