It is as if we prefer living miserably in rationality, as opposed to living blissfully in ignorance. In looking at the placebo effect, we find that our bodies contain within them the innate ability to heal themselves based solely on the state of our beliefs -- our state of consciousness. This kind of healing comes at no cost and has no side-effects. Contrary to western medicine's shunning of the placebo effect, I've long been interested in courting it.
When it came to my time on the yoga mat, I recognized the entire venture as a mind-body affair.
Essentially, I was conducting an evolving experiment in leveraging my own body's ability to heal itself. It was a way of putting my mind into a healing space, one cultivated carefully over time. In choosing what to leave in and what to leave out, I had simply followed my feelings, picking things that I found cheerful or pleasantly mysterious. At a certain point, I chose to include crystals in my practice. I did so not because I believed them to be independently powerful, but because I find them beautiful and enjoyable in a tactile sense, and in the end, because I believe things have exactly the power we assign to them -- a belief the placebo effect demonstrates pretty clearly.
In creating a sacred meditation practice for myself, I wanted to involve light-hearted, colorful things, and crystals fit the bill perfectly. I thought of my own meditation practice as I sat in that chair, watching Meaghan wave two crystals around my shoulder, one short and stubby, the other long and pointed. I wondered if she believed these crystals held real power: an innate ability to heal beyond the placebo effect. As the above quote illustrates, Nikola Tesla seemed to think crystals were of particular interest.
However, they have become such a lightning-rod for controversy in recent times, that one hardly knows where to begin with them. In many ways, crystals exist as the modern, geological equivalent of fake-news. For my part, the singular truth I cling to is that absolute truth cannot be accessed within this reality. This being the case, I once again chose to shut my mouth, breathe deeply, and attempt to keep a clear, if not open, mind. Not know exactly what to say, I mustered my best, off-hand, wry response.
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Once again, I decided it best to just shut my mouth and let Meaghan work. As time passed, I used the opportunity to meditate, attempting to be open to what was happening. Afterall, I had felt drawn westward partially due to my shoulder issues and, whether or not there was anything to her narrative, it was ultimately my choice to leverage my own beliefs towards a healing result, just as in my own practice. Soon enough, Meaghan declared the session completed, asking me how my shoulder felt.
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Throughout the process, I had remained very cognizant of any sensations happening within my body, specifically in my shoulder, and had honestly felt nothing. Now, with the process completed, I could still feel the intense swelling and pain throughout my shoulder, back and neck -- not much had changed.
Once again, she prodded me as to how the shoulder felt. Therefore, the expectation of instantaneous results would be silly on my part -- better to hold my tongue. I purchased a book from the tiny shop they ran out of their home, and found my way to chairs that sat beneath the awning of the trailer, reading as I let the remainder of the day pass away.
I would be leaving the next morning, a return eastward: winding my way through red rocks and Indian reservations, looking for interesting places to spend a little time as I journeyed homeward. Arriving at Sacred Rocks, I had decided to keep an open mind, and signed up for a single healing session. I had not hiked to the various vortexes - save Cathedral Rock - but rather, convalesced within the healing confines of Sacred Rocks.
Instead of four vortexes, I would experience three healing ceremonies. As the sun lay low on the horizon, I relaxed in deep contentment. Before too long, I once again noticed the dark-haired, Australian, medical intuitive walking my way, just as she had the first night.
Although the bottle had originally contained a pre-fab cocktail of espresso and sugar, it now held a dark, rust colored liquid. On the label, she had written a few things, including a name: Sedona Four-Vortex Tincture.
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As I listened, the dark-haired woman told me how she and her travelling partner had hiked to all four vortexes in a single day to make the liquid, spending roughly ninety minutes at each spot. The label contained instructions for diluting the bottles raw contents into a tincture, as well as dosage instructions. Soothing where possible, agitating where necessary, and calling for change where appropriate. Ed Dupas creates and shares well worn wide awake music.
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Filter All Generalism Life Songwriting. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow. Before leaving, however, I would participate in one more ceremony.
Strange harmonies mask the first appearance of Heart and Soul in the latter, and the Bloomington thrushes seem to be peppier and a bit noisier than their Gallic counterparts. The second appearance of the Heart and Soul theme, somewhat transformed, is in the strings, which then move into a slow development section with a piano trill and woodblocks underlining the piccolo thrush song. The unusual combination of flute, cello, and piano performs the little suite Wednesday Obbligato.
Here, Patterson has written music of a darker hue and harmonic cast, the cello and piano interacting in somewhat murky waters while the flute tries to remain resolutely cheerful atop it all.
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