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Understanding Metaphysics


Metaphysics is an original term referring to the writings of Aristotle in his quest to explain physics. In tradition, metaphysics refers to the branch of philosophy that attempts to understand the fundamental nature of all reality, whether visible or invisible. "Beyond the physical". Therefore, a Metaphysician is one who seeks to discover what underlies everything. This is the study of what is outside objective experience relating to the transcendent or to a reality beyond what is perceptible to the senses.

Often divided into two separate categories, mysticism, which refers to engaging with the One Energy; often called Godhead, Life force or the Universal Energy, and occultism, which refers to the "extension of knowing"
( telepathy, ESP: extrasensory perception, clairvoyance, clairaudience, precognition, retrocognition, and medium work) and doing (psychokinesis or parapsychology) beyond the physical or visible recognized fields of human consciousness. Collectively, this is all considered, Energy Medicine.

Metaphysics has been called everything from New Age Psychology to the Taoism of Life! Metaphysics has always taught us that what we think about most strongly, often times becomes apart of our subconscious. Here, it becomes an anchor or reflex that we end up manifesting in our lives through conscious action! Science has found that the human mind is a storage compartment of accumulated ideas, concepts, opinions and convictions.

Principles of Metaphysics:

There are many principles about the theories and postulations of the metaphysical world. Space, time, motion and continuum look at philosophies of the physical world versus the non-physical world. For the purpose of the healing arts of mind, body and spirit, I find it more interesting to focus on the principles of intuition, energy cycles; (such as biorhythms and nature's cycle) and the flow of consciousness and awareness.

Intuition:

The source of our intuition is often described as our "gut feeling". Found at the Solar Plexus or Third Chakra, this energy center deals with the human ego, emotions and self-love. Although, the Third Eye Chakra is most associated with intuition, the "spark" is what is felt in the area of our solar plexus. This being the biggest nerve center in our body connected to almost all the organs. This is also where the connection between the three lower Chakra interchange with the four higher Chakra energy centers.

The Third Eye Chakra is related to the act of seeing, both physically and intuitively. As such it opens our psychic faculties and our understanding of on many levels. When healthy it allows us to see clearly, in effect, letting us "see the big picture." For Chakra related products see the Reiki/Chakra Products  and Understanding Chakras pages of this site

The Intuitive Learning Process:

There are three stages our mind goes through in learning to comprehend a situation or idea:

1. Sensory Perception is the process in which we decipher information that is received in the cerebral cortex from the lower sensory or motor area. It is the perceiving or intuitive act that we receive when we see something, touch or feel something, hear or smell something. In turn, we deduct a situation in our minds based on these small, intense discoveries.

2. Surrender is the action of yielding one's person or giving up the possession of something or into the power of another. By letting go, it leaves us exposed, opened, vulnerable, defenseless. Only by surrendering, are we completely and fully able to allow the universe to take over and truly lead us to the most natural and simple path. By allowing this path of least resistance into your life, you receive what is intended!

3. Illumination is receiving power! There is nothing more enlightening than looking at something you do not understand or quit comprehend until that moment when suddenly, it becomes so very clear to you, that you just cannot believe you did not see it in the first place! This self-discovery, or illumination we experience is one of the greatest gifts we can receive. This is due, in many ways, to our sensory perceptions which takes place in this discovery process and the ability to allow ourselves to surrender.

This Intuitive Learning Process is something we can apply to ANY situation in our lives! Whether learning a craft, understanding the computer, or accepting any given situation, this process will help you to "open your mind" and allow new ideas, new creativity, and new insight to flow freely. Try it!


Energy Cycles:

The Cycles in Nature are important when doing any kind of empowerment work. When working with the energy of natural cycles, you are likely to get better results. The cycles of the moon have great power when doing empowerment work.

This influence is not a constant, unchanging thing, however, and an understanding of the basic lunar cycles can help us to understand how these cycles influence our lives. The moon orbits the earth about every 29 days, and this first cycle is the one most people are familiar with. The moon is illuminated by sunlight, the giver of all warmth, light, and life in our solar system, but we can't always see the part being lit. As the moon goes around the earth, we see the moon from different angles. When we see a full moon, the moon is directly opposite the sun, when we see no moon, its because the moon and sun are in the same direction.

The moon goes from dark moon (no moon visible) through the waxing stage, to the full moon, to the waning moon stage, and then back to the dark moon stage. This first lunar cycle is one of the main factors controlling the amount of reflected light we get from the moon.

The second lunar cycle is distance: the moon's orbit around the earth is not perfectly round, and so the moon is not always the same distance from the earth. This changing distance is what makes the moon seem bigger sometimes. The moon's power is up to 25% greater when it's at its closest point. This second cycle also effects the amount of reflected light we get from the moon.

The third cycle is the height of the moon in the sky. The moon's orbit is not parallel to our equator, and so the moon "wobbles" in its path around us. This wobble makes the moon higher in the sky at some points of its orbit than it is at other times, and effects the quality of the light we get from the moon.

Like all living things, we are closely tied to light and its effects. Though most people don't think about it, the amount and quality of light we get has a big impact on our lives. "Quality" is more than a sense of a light's "warmth" or "coolness." These terms are used to describe light that is either more towards the red end of the spectrum (warm) or towards the blue end (cool), and studies reveal that the "color"of light effects us greatly.

But the moon does more than simply reflect sunlight, it also transmutes it, changing its energies slightly and adding its own subtle vibrations. Moonlight may be reflected sunlight, but, in being reflected, it takes on a character all its own.

The three basic lunar cycles control both the amount and quality of light we get from the moon and its gravitational and magnetic effect on us, as well as all living things.

All you have to do is learn to listen to the heartbeat of nature and begin to dance in time with its rhythms. Where the sun can be seen as life and spirit, the earth seen as body and physical, the moon can be seen as the successful combination of physical and spiritual. In it's dance through time and space, the moon is in balance with the forces around it... it is in harmony.

"As without, so within". Knowledge of the basic cycles of life is an understanding of the forces that motivate and drive us; the forces that affect our lives.

*When the moon is waxing, that is when it is growing toward a full moon, it is time to do empowerment work in manifesting, expanding and growth.
*When the moon is waning, that is when it is shrinking after a full moon, it is time to do empowerment work in diminishing, decreasing and dissipating.

It is important to work WITH the cycles of the moon. To do otherwise, would be to waste your valuable energy. Once you accustom yourself to the cycles of the moon, you will be able to use that energy for more than just empowerment work.

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