Requirements for spiritual enlightenment—The distractions of the world—Coming to our attention vs. coming into our experience—Phenomena—The phenomenal world—[approx. 80 sec. of recorder on but no dialogue, shuffling of papers & clicks]—Taking notes—Having knowledge vs. understanding—“Metapsychiatric principle of learning”—The transformative nature of understanding—Understanding cannot be done—Volitional and nonvolitional “expressing”—Inauthentic expression of spiritual qualities —Requirements for authenticity of being—Radical sincerity vs. intellectualism.
Remembering vs. recalling—Ego functions vs. spiritual faculties–—Spiritual guidance transcends psychology—The shock of hearing unfamiliar ideas and the only requirement when hearing them—Spiritual education: effort vs. sincere interest—God’s grace and human receptivity—The dualism of ambition—Ambition vs. aspiration—Receptivity is not passive—Active/passive vs. attentive/responsive—Buoyancy and floating in water.
Sincere desire to be healed—The First Principle of Metapsychiatry—Purity of heart vs. self-deception—Spiritual good—PAGL—Traditional psychotherapy’s attempt to change the past by altering the present—Healing comes with abolishing the past.
The timeless now vs. linear time—Healing past painful experiences—The curtain of time: dreams, fantasies and imagination—We have no power to cause inalterable wrong—God can heal the past—The “3 Rs” of Metapsychiatry—Recognition, Regret, Reformation—Meaning vs. cause—Phenomenological perceptivity—Hermeneutic clarification and “recognition”—Mental equivalents—Example of man with a hernia—Psychosomatic medicine vs. phenomenology—Thoughts as units of mental energy.
To live and work creatively, it is necessary to lean on God—Living and working creatively—Transcendence of psychotherapy—The difference between therapists and spiritual guides—Floating and the principle of buoyancy—Leaning on God—Temporality and character—Pride/shame, vanity/embarrassment, ambition/fear—“God requireth that which is past”—Letting go of time—Inspired living and timelessness—The suspension of temporo-spacial coordinates of experience—Guilt is bragging.
Review of “The 4 Ws”—Self-confirmatory ideation and the religiously inclined—Pathological religiosity vs. spiritual mindedness—Recognizing pathology: the differential diagnostic sign—Discerning self-confirmatory ideation—Self-confirmatory ideation vs. self-transcendence—Helping a patient with pathological religiosity—Importance of purity of motive—The spiritual method of inspired wisdom vs. techniques—Definition of “inspired wisdom”—Unconditional reliance on God—Open-minded receptivity to divine Intelligence—Recognizing self-confirmatory ideation—Cherishing personal knowledge—Two kinds of therapist/spiritual guides: artisans vs. artists.
Enlightened man will neither be passive nor aggressive, he will be responsive, intelligently, lovingly responsive to manifest need, from moment to moment. Finding a direct knowledge of God. A beneficial presence, is not a person, it is an individual that manifests spiritual qualities. What makes man a spiritual being? Man has the capacity of becoming consciously aware and developing the faculty to discern and appreciate spiritual values and spiritual qualities. Man’s spiritual nature demands that he become increasingly spiritually minded. A cow is a life form and life is spirit, but we cannot say that a cow is a spiritual being. Man is unique on earth, in that he is a spiritual being. You can respond to invalid aspects of the world. Psychological is purely horizontal and existential/Spiritual is full dimensional. We experience darkness and light, this does not mean that there such a thing as darkness, it is insubstantial and does not exist. Similarly evil does not exist, but it is experienced by man. What is the source of all ignorance in the world? A: Judging by appearances. Judge not by the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. Seeing with righteous judgment is to see by God’s eyes. If we can not judge by experience, what is left to us? The meaning and purpose of life it to come to know reality. Experience is organismic. Realization takes place in consciousness. Where is consciousness? A: It can not be localized, because it is infinite. Metapsychiatry is a positive approach to finding reality via dialectics/juxtaposition. It’s approach sits in contrast to others which work on the basis of elimination of all non-reality.
The story of Salomon and the angel. “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” How can we be more interested in wisdom than in sex, money, power, and fame? There are two ways, suffering or learning from a guru. Most people suffer and learn nothing. Some suffer too much and so are driven to learn. Problems are lessons designed for our edification. You need not be afraid of your problems. You may even welcome problems, because they bring messages and potential for healing and then an ascension. We are speaking about priorities. Thou shalt have no other interests before the good of God, which is spiritual. Once you establish this priority, you are on the path and you will grow, spiritually. Spirituality is not sensed, to how do we turn toward it? You can’t feel spiritualty, but you can know it. (e.g., beauty, truth, harmony, intelligence, joy, love, freedom). Nothing that can be experienced or which has form or is formless, can possible be real. Reality is spiritual. The building blocks of reality are spiritual values. Our lives, as spiritual beings, are characterized by spiritual qualities. “Spiritual reality is a whole other smoke.” How is transcendence different from rejecting the world? We are in this world but are not of it. Rejection and acceptance indicate involvement with it. Transcendence: rising above/viewing from a higher standpoint, from the context of eternity, infinity, timelessness, spiritual reality. How can the truth of this idea be demonstrated? You experience PAGL. The very best things are often preceded by crises. You sew the seeds in tears and reap them in joy. Anxiety comes from focusing attention on what we want and when we begin speaking, we begin to focus our attention on communication and not on what we want. Metapsychiatry says that we suffer from what we want and what we don’t want. It is normal to want, but it is not existentially valid. You can be liberated from wanting, if you learn to be here for God. Here you focus on what God wants. To be here for God, you must have an existentially valid concept of God. God is the creative principal of the universe. God is love intelligence and God is not here for us, we are here for God. What does life want, what does love want, what does intelligence want? Each wants to manifest itself in the fullness of being. God wants us to manifest omniactive-love-intelligence in the world. “Commit thy way unto the lord and thou shall be established in PAGL.” This is the way to be healed of anxiety and many other problems.
Metapsychiatry was born on the day that it became clear that Man is the image and likeness of God. If man lives in accordance with this fundamental order of reality, then he will spare himself a great deal of suffering. God I constantly manifesting himself. If we are receptive and responsive to these ideas, then all things will go well for us. How do you get rid of a thought of a pink elephant:? We don’t have to get rid of thoughts; we just have to lose interest in them. Principal #1: Thou shalt have no other interests before the good of God, which is spiritual blessedness. The parables of Jesus are teaching methods to assist individuals realize things that can not be imagined. To assist us to get beyond form and formlessness to see spiritual values. Beholding is a special state of consciousness where things are seen with the inner eye in the context of Infinite-Love-Intelligence. Substance of spirit reference to tape ???. Insight. Three modes of being in the world: We can be here for ourselves. We an be here for others. We can be here for God. When we are receptive, the right ideas obtain in consciousness. If we don’t understand that we live in the Ocean of Love-Intelligence, then we live in the Sea of Mental Garbage. Maslow and childhood experiences. We are focused on modes of being in the world. Three Rs: recognition, regret and reorientation. The ego arises out of a misunderstanding of ourselves. God can not be seen, so we believe we are independent. Animal suffering. We exert an influence on animals and they suffer from that influence. What is the best way to help one another and animals? The most powerful way is the prayer of beholding. The prayer is an endeavor of seeing the individual/animal in the context of divine love. Any individual that can old a suffering life form in the context of spiritual reality will have a healing impact, because within the context of divine love, everything is perfect.
The human race has been committing suicide for centuries. The human race seems to suffer from a cognitive deficiency. We don’t see. We need to learn to see (spiritual discernment). Until we cam see, we will continue to commit suicide, because we are like blind man that think they can see. We think we are human beings. We are spiritual beings. We have the ability to see the unseen (spiritual discernment). Spiritual discernment begins where we understand that form is formlessness and formlessness is form. Spiritual values/qualities have neither form nor are they formless. Spiritual discernment starts when we discover the futility of seeing form and formlessness and discover our interesting in seeing God. Man’s extremity is God’s opportunity. God is where we go when all else fails. Metapsychiatry is a road map to God. It can keep you on track. Psychic healing and medical cures are counter hypnotism. We don’t utilize principles, we seek to realize them and live by them. We seek to be influential, but do not seek to influence. We consider influence a trespass. We all believe we are thinkers. Thinkers think they can produce thoughts. It is an illusion. We just think that we are thinkers. God is the only thinker. How do we know? We are aware of thoughts. We are individual units of awareness. God is infinite awareness. We have the power to focus our attention on one thought or another. We can be aware of the invalidity or validity of thoughts. Thoughts obtain in consciousness, seemingly from nowhere. In order to have an open mind, the thinker must die. Ideas transmute themselves into action/behavior/other expressions. The more open minded we become, the easier life becomes. Rodin’s The Thinker’s despair is contrasted to The Buddha’s joy. The Buddha is an innocent consciousness. Invalid thoughts come from the sea of mental garbage. Where is the sea of mental garbage? It does not exist. It is not real. How do we know what is valid? The seven steps to development of the faculty of spiritual discernment function like signs on the road. It appears that the meaning and purpose of life is to come to know Reality. Reincarnation. It is the spirit of God, within us, is that which can discern the difference between valid and invalid ideas. Consciousness/life is a gift of God. How do you know what God wants? All human suffering stems from two things: What we want and what we don’t want. We are not here to pursue what we want/don’t want. We are here to pursue what God wants. God wants to be manifest in the world. It is the nature of God to manifest itself in its universe. We manifest God, when we manifest spiritual values. The Bible is absolutely correct when it says that Man is an image and likeness of God.