Category Archives: GROWTH ENABLEMENT

WHO WOULD THEY CHOOSE

CHOICE (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 100 cm)

WHO WOULD THEY CHOOSE

If aliens chose to whom to talk
No necessity for intelligence nor resources
Governmental approval not required
Their superior awareness, interested in
The poetic and artistic capacity of humans

If animals chose with whom to live
No need for domestication nor exploitation
Business profit not required
Their unconditional love thankful for
The compassionate and caring capacity of humans

If plants chose by whom to grow
No requisite for pesticides nor fertilizing
Industrial control not required
Their exceptional frugality appreciating of
The responsible and modest capacity of humans

If gods chose for whom to care
No demand for confessions nor fees
Religious punishment not required
Their divine grace, inclusive of
The spiritual and free capacity of humans

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Capitalism is great

THE RIGHT WAY (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 120 cm)

CAPITALISM IS GREAT

Shit, how can I pay?
Follow economy!
Inherited through money,
approved by aristocracy,
capitalism is right.
The shitty artists into ruin;
they are not realistic
about the right way.
Serving beauty doesn’t pay!

Hell, how can I say?
Follow politics!
Merited through rights,
approved by meritocracy,
capitalism is great.
The hellish comedians into shame;
they are not serious
about the great way.
Serving humor doesn’t pay!

Fuck, how can I convey?
Follow media!
Gained through voices,
approved by mobocracy,
capitalism is good.
The fucking musicians into oblivion;
they are not important
for the good way.
Serving inspiration doesn’t pay!

God, how can I thrive?
Follow science!
Achieved through tools,
approved by technocracy,
capitalism is correct.
The godly naturalists into sickness;
they are not advanced
about the correct way.
Serving nature doesn’t pay!

Damn, how can I realize?
Follow religion!
Granted through membership,
approved by theocracy,
capitalism is fine.
The damn spirituals into condemnation;
they are not chosen
for the fine way.
Serving the soul doesn’t pay!

Man, how can I help?
Follow the state!
Legit through power,
approved by bureaucracy,
capitalism is fair.
The manly selves into oppression;
they are not conform
with the fair way.
Serving freedom doesn’t pay!

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The Three Doors To The Soul

Almost taken
By the habitual monotony
A trigger of awareness
A push of energy
And I’m back
To do the work
For fitness

Almost estranged
By the usual anxiety
A flicker of light
A grip of compassion
And I’m back
To listen to the heart
For kindness

Almost asleep
By the familiar apathy
A glimpse of purpose
A pull of inspiration
And I’m back
To follow the calling
For wisdom

TORN OUT BY WAR

TORN OUT BY WAR (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 100 cm)

TORN OUT BY WAR

I walk in an unknown, dust burnt by the sun, street, a busy one,
and blocks in a line.
Traces of war on walls, the street’s potholes, slow the convoys,
and directed arms.
Keeping the steady pace, to meet at my place, aimed to displace
and cover my face.
Shooting and hellfire, despite the scene so dire, I’m back to inquire,
and I do see her.
I could shoot as well, an angel from hell; they don’t yell
and then repel.
Torn out of this dream, no way to remain; I hope you’re fine,
and we’ll return.
A better time, peace, less shooting at least, conquered the beasts
and where love wins.
Strong to not lose faith, don’t give in to fight, a temporary night,
and we’re alright.


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Blinded

BLINDED (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 cm)

BLINDED
I stroll around, the light is out
Lighting the lamp is blinding
The bright, from the dark it appears

I listen to it, the music is a hit
Excessive tones are blinding
The melody, from the silence it sounds

I feel it all, the body is tall
Overestimating pleasure is blinding
The strength, from the pain it gains

I look for a sign, the soul is mine
Focussing the outside is blinding
The freedom, from within it springs

I admit u huh, the love is you
Trusting reason is blinding
The knowledge, from the heart it feels


GEBLENDET
Ich geh’ raus, das Licht ist aus
Die Lampe anzuzünden blendet
Das Helle, aus dem Dunkel erschienen

Ich hör’s an, die Musik ist fun
Die Töne zu überdrehen blendet
Die Melodie, aus der Stille erklungen

Ich fühl’ es voll, der Körper ist toll
Das Gefallen überzubewerten blendet
Die Stärke, aus den Schmerzen gewonnen

Ich seh’ hinein, die Seele ist mein
Das Äussere hervorzuheben blendet
Die Freiheit, aus dem Innern gefunden

Ich geb’ es zu, die Liebe bist du
Der Vernunft zu vertrauen blendet
Das Wissen, aus dem Herzen empfunden

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Beauty in Imperfection

BEAUTY IN IMPERFECTION (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 cm)

Like weathered woods of imperfection
Stood up to life no matter what
A beauty that requires no correction
Its warmth and depth you didn’t forget

Like worn clothes of non-confection
Resisted strain how ever smut
A quality that requisites no deception
Its use and service you don’t reject

Like used goods of full complexion
Endured the challenge, never gave up
A character that desires no attention
Its strength and love you won’t regret

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Good Girl

GOOD GIRL (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 100 cm)

GOOD GIRL

Good girl
Liked by many
Following the rules
Mastering the skills
Obeying what’s told
Be praised
To conform

Desperate girl
Avoided by most
Ignoring the fools
Hiding the tears
Staying on hold
Be chased
To explore

Freed girl
Loved by yourself
Creating your tools
Climbing the hills
Becoming to unfold
Be encouraged
To bloom



BRAVES MÄDCHEN

Braves Mädchen
Bei vielen beliebt
Den Regeln folgend
Sei gepriesen
Für dein Entsprechen

Verzweifeltes Mädchen
Von den meisten intrigiert
Die Dummköpfe ignorierend
Werde gejagt
Für dein Erforschen

Befreites Mädchen
Von dir selbst geliebt
Auf dein Inneres hörend
Sei ermutigt
Für dein Gedeihen


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Radiation

RADIATION (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 50 cm)


RADIATION FORMULA

The centering degree of concentration concentrates radiation’s radiance level circled by the radius’ circumference.

(This also applies to people:-))

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Are You Sure?

ARE YOU SURE (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 70 cm)

ARE YOU SURE?

According to Buddhist teaching, we all go through life with blinders on. We might be hiking along a forest road coming to a shack, one of those inviting oases, and we spot a rope rolled beside the entrance, but we mistake it for a snake. This provokes thoughts associated with that perception. We know that there are working tools like ropes used by foresters but start to ask whether there are also snakes. Concern about our safety in the face of dangerous animals in the woods arises. Should we avoid the area, and should we protect and arm ourselves? We spin a web of thoughts that are not necessarily based on the first sight of the thing initially interpreted falsely. Further distortions of thoughts follow, and all combines into creating a biased view. Having gotten the idea that forest huts are infected by dangerous animals like snakes, it impacts our behavior overall. We pay attention to this seemingly looming danger and see even more evidence that our fear is justified. We might stop taking walks in the woods and approaching shacks at all. The initial misperceptions got hardened, which impacts how and what data we collect. The vicious circle is perfect.

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The Swan

THE SWAN (M. Sager, 2021. Mixed media on canvas, 100 x 70 cm)

THE SWAN

That swan
Beloved depth; bound forever
Defied cold; gone for never
Smooth gliding; ever and ever
There
In the lake

This swan
Refreshing chatter; newly explored
Lightened Darkness; flickering, consumed
Heated up fog; swanning, desired
Here
At the lake

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HOW SOCIO-TEMPORAL COHERENCE BUILDS AGENCY AND WISDOM

(I do not expect this text to be (easily) accessible to people, especially to who have not read previous texts on Awareness Intelligence. It is also not posted for likes. It is part of my practice and a gift to publish it without oversimplification anyway.)

Changes in a person’s life situation can rearrange one’s mental socio-temporal schema in such a way that new coherences emerge. One may coherently consider the self in the whole range of time to create temporal coherence. Or, one may add the intra-personal to the already prioritized inter- and extra-personal in the present to attain social coherence. Thereupon, a person may become enabled to follow coherently through on the chosen/valued temporal or social focus, which might represent a form of versatility and agency. Indeed, agency can be understood as the deliberative, reflective activity of a human being in framing, choosing, and executing their action toward a valued goal in a way that is not fully determined by factors and conditions other than their own understanding and reasoning.

Creating more coherence and, therefore, also more agency might be a learnable capacity. For instance, perceived self-efficacy develops through changing one’s patterns of thinking, which could be of the like of, for example, the above-illustrated changes in one’s socio-temporal mental schema.

All possible types (i.e., temporal and social) and sub-types of coherences (i.e., on all three respective levels of each of the temporal and social dimensions) could be observed in the schemas generated by the studies in Awareness Intelligence. Also, the research shows that temporal coherence may be a precondition for social coherence as the latter only existed together with its temporal occurrence: social coherence did not exist in isolation. In any case, both social and temporal structures are crucial for mentally modeling the world and for becoming a temporally integrated and socially whole agent in life.

Wisdom could be defined as the consequence of applying intelligence for the benefit of the broader good that is attained through adaptation to pre-existing, interaction with current, and creation of new surroundings, all in the sense of equilibrating limited and expanded time. Applied to a socio-temporal worldview as presented for the first time in the studies of Awareness Intelligence, these elements of wisdom would be temporal coherence through learning from the past, interacting with the present in a socially balanced way, and solving problems to creating a future for all. Further, wisdom emerges from balancing intra-, inter-, and extra-personal awareness and engagement. In terms of the socio-temporal framework, this stresses the benefit of social coherences. In that sense, the ability to reflect on and mentally cover the whole socio-temporal scope of the world makes Awareness Intelligence. 

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WIE SOZIO-TEMPORALE KOHÄRENZ HANDLUNGSFÄHIGKEIT UND WEISHEIT BILDET

(Ich erwarte nicht, dass dieser Text (leicht) für Leute zugänglich ist, spezielle nicht für diejenigen, die keine früheren Texte über Bewusstseinsintelligenz gelesen haben. Er wird auch nicht für Likes gepostet. Es ist Teil meiner Praxis und des Geschenks, ihn sowieso ohne Vereinfachung zu veröffentlichen.)

Veränderungen in der Lebenssituation einer Person können das mentale sozio-zeitliche Schema so umordnen, dass neue Zusammenhänge entstehen. Man kann das Selbst im gesamten Zeitbereich kohärent betrachten, um zeitliche Kohärenz zu schaffen. Oder man kann das Intrapersonale dem bereits priorisierten Inter- und Extrapersonalen in der Gegenwart hinzufügen, um soziale Kohärenz zu erreichen. Daraufhin kann eine Person in die Lage versetzt werden, den gewählten/bewerteten zeitlichen oder sozialen Fokus kohärent zu verfolgen, was eine Form von Vielseitigkeit und Handlungsfähigkeit darstellen kann. In der Tat kann Handlungsfähigkeit als die abwägende, reflexive Aktivität eines Menschen verstanden werden, der sein Handeln in Richtung eines geschätzten Ziels in einer Weise gestaltet, wählt und ausführt, die nicht vollständig von anderen Faktoren und Bedingungen als seinem eigenen Verständnis und Denken bestimmt wird.

Mehr Kohärenz und damit auch mehr Handlungsfähigkeit zu schaffen, scheint eine erlernbare Fähigkeit zu sein. Zum Beispiel entwickelt sich wahrgenommene Selbstwirksamkeit durch die Veränderung der eigenen Denkmuster, die beispielsweise den oben dargestellten Veränderungen des sozio-zeitlichen mentalen Schemas ähnlich sein können.

Alle möglichen Typen (d. h. zeitliche und soziale) und Unterarten von Kohärenz (d. h. auf allen drei jeweiligen Ebenen jeder der zeitlichen und sozialen Dimensionen) konnten in den Schemata beobachtet werden, die durch die Studien in Bewusstseinsintelligenz generiert wurden. Die Forschung zeigt auch, dass zeitliche Kohärenz eine Voraussetzung für soziale Kohärenz sein kann, da letztere nur zusammen mit ihrem zeitlichen Auftreten existierte: soziale Kohärenz existierte nicht isoliert. In jedem Fall sind sowohl soziale als auch zeitliche Strukturen entscheidend, um die Welt mental zu modellieren und ein zeitlich integrierter und sozial ganzer Akteur im Leben zu werden.

Weisheit könnte als die Folge der Anwendung von Intelligenz zum Wohle des Allgemeinwohls definiert werden, die durch Anpassung an bereits vorhandene, Interaktion mit der aktuellen und Schaffung neuer Umgebungen im Sinne eines Ausgleichs von begrenzter und erweiterter Zeit erreicht wird. Angewandt auf eine sozio-temporale Weltsicht, wie sie in den Studien in Bewusstseinsintelligenz ein erstes Mal vorgestellt wird, wären diese Elemente der Weisheit zeitliche Kohärenz durch Lernen aus der Vergangenheit, Interaktion mit der Gegenwart in einer sozial ausgewogenen Weise und Lösung von Problemen, um eine Zukunft für alle zu schaffen. Darüber hinaus entsteht Weisheit aus der Balance zwischen intra-, inter- und extra-personalem Bewusstsein und Engagement. Im Hinblick auf den sozio-zeitlichen Rahmen betont dies den Nutzen sozialer Kohärenz. In diesem Sinne macht die Fähigkeit, den gesamten sozio-zeitlichen Bereich der Welt zu reflektieren und mental zu erfassen, Bewusstseinsintelligenz aus.

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SPORT AGAINST WIDESPREAD DISEASE NO. 1 (NO, NOT CORONA)

SPORT AGAINST WIDESPREAD DISEASE NO. 1 (NO, NOT CORONA) 

Like every day, I moved a lot today and even trained a little harder. I feel every muscle fiber much more and in greater detail than a lump of mass. Without a fitness center, without equipment and devices, just with my own body. Thank god gravity is still free. Exercise makes you feel good, and exercise feels good when you feel good. The opposite of a vicious circle; a circle of joy. I wish that to everyone. All it takes is a little overcoming and maybe an hour less overtime at work, TV, social media, or Netflix. Nothing new? I actually think so too. And especially nowadays, a lot of people call themselves very health-conscious. I often hear how people love nature, but I meet surprisingly few there outside of the tourist routes catered for astronomically. 

Today four out of ten Swiss people are overweight. Obesity leads to cardiovascular disease (the number 1 cause of death), diabetes, and certain types of cancer (cancer is the second leading cause of death). The associated medical costs tripled between 2002 and 2012 and now amount to CHF 8 billion a year. The deeply anchored habit of the majority of the actually physically capable population seems to take the car even for short distances in fine weather and the elevator or escalator even for non-urgent situations. This is only one example, but it shows a fundamentally depraved attitude. Taxpayers’ money is used to further promote and maintain this unhealthy attitude. Corresponding infrastructure is being further expanded, and the number one “widespread disease” (still today in the Corona era) is being marketed as a business. So, the temptation is omnipresent and great to take the path of least resistance. 

The most natural thing in the world is, e.g., walking even in the rain, or if you want to go faster, by bike (not to be confused with the battery-powered scooters with bike frames); to experience the freshness, beauty, and inspiration of direct contact with nature. We have fantastic bike and hiking trails in beautiful Switzerland at our disposal (I am happy to pay taxes for them). Nobody becomes overweight if more calories are burned than consumed. Healthy exercise also regulates a healthy level of appetite. Everybody enjoys movement. But humans also get used to inactivity. It is not easy to get used to exercising built into everyday life again, but it is worth it. All the best on a hopefully moving path! 

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Sunset

SUNSET / SONNENUNTERGANG (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm)

SUNSET

The sun is to set
Just on my face
So I can let
A kiss to amaze
How was the day
I can’t even say
Anymore
Explore
Your night

SONNENUNTERGANG

Die Sonne geht under
Auf mein Gesicht gedrückt
Ich lasse darunter
Ein Kuss, der entzückt
Wie war der Tag
Kein Wort ich vermag
Nicht mehr
Komm her
Du Nacht


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Birds

BIRDS (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 cm)

Like a bird, you can let your thoughts fly across the infinite topology of awareness. But be wary; to have a birds-eye view on the wholeness of the world can be intimidating; too much is it also a threat to poles of powers everywhere. The flight routes of free birds guided by the universal intelligence of nature can’t be predicted precisely even by the most advanced artificial intelligence, which presents an issue to the desire to control. To ignorantly look up and take a side is encouraged, while shame is imposed on those who, full of awareness, don’t belong and choose their own way. I wish you a lot of strength; you need it to choose deliberately and fly in freedom.

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CYBORG / SPIRORG

CYBORG / SPIRORG (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm)

The glorified vision of cybernetic organisms aimed at “improving” humans through electromechanical devices and software algorithms is a mechanistic approach that reduces humans to machines. Instead of a cyborg-like facade and mind, developments would be desirable, through which the human beings learns again to express their inner authentic, unique, creative and colorful true self with courage as an expression of their liberated souls. Back to nature, art, and love. Let us be spiritual organisms; It would be for the good of each and all.

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The Subconscious: What we plant, we harvest

THE SUBCONSCIOUS (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm)
THE SUBCONSCIOUS (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm)

Do we have a dark side that we can’t help it? The self-responsible answer is no. It’s a character choice that needs to be consistent over time.

The process between the conscious and the unconscious goes as follows:

Every action and thought is motivated by the unconscious at some level. Some motives are temporarily not acted out as long as the mechanism of repression works. Distraction, stress, sleep deprivation, and drunkenness can release repressed behavior by activating the subconscious. Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality. Therefore, there is no excuse for the stressed or drunkard who ask what took possession of them. All behavior in any situation, including the subconscious surfacing, is created through the conscious. One can only act out what was before accepted to be put into the self. Consequently, to learn to behave by suppressing unwanted behavior (i.e., because fearing negative social consequences) is not the goal. Instead, one should cultivate thoughts and a worldview that can only generate desirable behavior under any circumstances.

The Teaching Plant

TEACHING PLANT (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 150 cm) 
TEACHING PLANT (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 150 cm) 

Plants can feed themselves. Humans need the help of plants because only they can process the nutrients of the soil into food. Humans have to compensate for their lack of natural intelligence with more complex structures. If plants were to economize as ‘intelligently’ as humans, humanity would depend on plants’ grace. The plants are unconditionally gracious, though. We know that plants can process information, communicate, and (re-) act. Do the plants know more? Why are they ready to plunge into ruin because of and with us? Is that how nature teaches us to love?

In this regard, two poems:

SOUL EARTH

Who mocks the soul but adores the sky,
adores the idolatry of a heavenly origin,
the megalomania of a cosmic meaning, and
the aloofness of a higher purpose.

Who adores the body but mocks the earth,
mocks the responsibility of an earthly connection,
the humility of a planetary nature, and
the groundedness of a profound liability.

Who adores the soul and the earth, indeed,
responds to the heavenly origin with an earthly connection,
humbles the cosmic meaning through a planetary nature, and
grounds her higher purpose on a profound liability.

PLANTS ARE STUPID

Plants are stupid.

They organize to turn earth into food,
provide to the needy without being asked.
Plants are stupid.

They share their parts and live on,
provide in abundance without demands.
Plants are stupid.

They cooperate for reproduction and growth,
provide of harvest without a price.
Plants are stupid.

Lifespan Development: Cultural norms or personal needs?

Lifespan Development: Cultural norms or personal needs?

Which one would you choose to visualize your life? They may seem quite similar and yet be very different. Both go along nine stages of a lifespan but in different directions and different coloring.

  1. Birth
  2. Kindergarten, school
  3. Work-life
  4. Marriage
  5. Having children
  6. Building/buying a house
  7. Career/Personal development
  8. Retirement
  9. Death

Do you experience different timing, sequences, or different qualities of life stages? Or do you even have different ones than what is socially customary? Maybe there’s indeed a need to rethink the concept of conventional lifespan development. There will still be falling in love, having children, and many other aspects (not to forget spiritual ones). But because today many young people worry about their life ahead, adults struggle with seeing meaning in it, elderly living in apathy long after they’ve stopped to lead a functional one, and then regret or denial on the death bed. Shouldn’t life be more joyful? Without giving prescriptive answers, the following considerations from lifespan psychology may provide some additional perspectives.

When and how one progresses with what personal development step varies a lot between cultures. Even within a particular culture, if not suppressed completely, different life paths can be observed as well. However, the vast majority within a culture chooses to conform with an established “norm.” But do these norms meet the personal desires of a human being, and do they take individual developmental needs into account?

Developmental neurobiological processes are more influential in early life stages (i.e., childhood), but cultural and social learning effects increase at later life stages. 

Individuals in Eastern cultures relate in a more interdependent way than a more individualistic Western understanding of the self. At the same time, though, it was found that even in the East, the desire for some autonomous identity is a universally inherent human feature. Similarly, Parental over-control frustrates children both in the US and China. 

19th and 20th century Western and Eastern artists were analyzed, and it was found that Eastern artists tend to arrive at their artistic peak achievement later in life, reflecting the Eastern tradition to emphasize the process to excellence rather than the more Western focus on originality and delivery.

Low self-esteem is linked to depression and reduced subjective well-being. Still, on the other side, heightened self-esteem risks degenerating to narcissism and the need to be better than others, which results in separateness. Instead of such a discriminatory pathway to self-worth, Eastern philosophies, such as Buddhism’s mindfulness practices that promote self-compassion instead, are hopefully more and more (re-)discovered. 

Mainly, lifespan development focuses on behavioral and material aspects, while it still discards concepts of expanded consciousness such as the already decades-old self-actualization theory. Also, statistical analysis prevails, and more qualitative research might help understand individuals’ life journeys better and add to a more person-centric and contextual perspective in studying lifespan development.

Economically developed regions, sometimes referred to as Western countries, make up only 20 percent of the world population, while developing economies’ population is even disproportionately continuing to grow. At the same time, economic development in the Non-Western, often collectivist societies is likely to dramatically influence the outcome of related cultures. Therefore, psychology needs to focus more on where the big changes and populations are to understand human development.

To further integrate all relevant aspects of human development, a closer collaboration between life-course sociology and life span psychology seems to be a further promising aspiration. Like the emergence of culture and art marked a new era of Homo sapiens some ten thousand years ago, maybe breakthroughs in understanding human lifespan development related to culture may define the next evolutionary steps of humanity.

I am convinced that more answers lie in how people manage to develop independently of the good opinion of others. In the past, critical thinkers were persecuted and hanged; today, these are considered heroic philosophers. Is it still worthwhile to stand up for something against the resistance of the mainstream? Surely. I believe that this is precisely one of life’s goals: to express one’s ideas, create, and put service to something bigger above one’s own desires.

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The Energy Healer

THE ENERGY HEALER (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 50 cm)

Have you ever tried to send positive energy from the inside (e.g., to comfort or heal others) and defend negative energy from the outside?

As a psychologist who has studied the scientific literature and discussions at leading Universities, read ancient wisdom, and experienced and conducted independent interdisciplinary research, this is the best explanation of what we are about from a holistic point of view. We are a constant energetic part of all universal energy, which vibrates in and as endlessly different frequencies. If we want to change anything, the vibration of energy needs to be changed, within and around us.

Don’t fight symptoms. Don’t fight your negative habits. Hopelessness raises the value of chemical aids. It’s hopelessness itself that needs to be addressed in the first place. Hope comes from within. Don’t rely on external approval and support for becoming who you really are and want to be. Use Awareness Intelligence to freeing yourself from others’ opinions and potentially wrong beliefs about yourself that may hold you down (i.e. disturbed, slowed down energy). We are not dependent on prescribed substances, behaviors, or even persons, if we are willing to take control ourselves.

I know, there is still a lot of Newtonian approaches around, which may make sense for the limited capabilities of our eyes observing the slowed down energy fighting gravity that our body represents. For the faster energy of consciousness and even particles on atomic level, however, common sense isn’t applicable anymore as Einstein or more recent quantum physics would tell you.

From a psychological point of view, it seems to be clear that doctors don’t heal; healing occurs within oneself. It’s life itself with all its rich variations, diverse types, and different ways that expect us to know and express what we really need. If life can create new bodies and souls, why shouldn’t it be able to heal the same? We can find everything we need in the life that is in us if we listen and serve it naturally as it is meant to be.

It is too hard to always send positive energy and fight negative energies at the same time. Therefore, rather than taking pills, real healing may require you to quit unwholesome situations, be it jobs or relationships, or anything that is unsupportive of your journey in line with wholesome living. For example, I have even left a faraway country, which I had made my home, as it became impossible to keep the energy balance. Being not welcome by my daughter’s mother while sending them both constantly positive energy took too much. I was not allowed to see you anymore, my daughter, but nobody can take away all the love I’m living to be the healthy, strong, and kind father I’ll always be to you. I hope you will forgive your mother and me some time. I miss you incredibly as I want to be there for you. But I’m sure you can feel that I’m continuing to be your energetic angel, although out of range of being bombarded with negativities all the time. Love you.

ROOTS OF INTENTION (INTUITION & IMAGINATION)

ROOTS OF INTENTION (INTUITION & IMAGINATION) M. Sager, 2021 Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm
ROOTS OF INTENTION (INTUITION & IMAGINATION) M. Sager, 2021 Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm

The term ‘intention’ in medicine means the healing process of a wound. We may create plans based on any beliefs that bring us to an achievement of something out there we think is missing, or we can be drawn to deeper roots that are pulling towards internal healing and recovery of inner truth. While intuition is the messenger from and to our source (or in AWI terms: intra-past), imagination is the force pulling from and to our purpose (extra-future). Intention resides in the inter-present in full cooperation with others, and it is the binding element between intuition and imagination. Intention is the doing between one’s true intuitive being and imaginative becoming. If you have intentions in line with your intuition, even if there seems currently no practical way to act upon, do maintain the thoughts about them, and you’ll keep a healthy attitude. The universe will conspire to co-create over sooner or longer if one stays awaringly alert. The benefits of staying authentic are to reveal in any case. Because even without external stimuli and actions in the here and now, mind-wandering back to intuition and forth into imagination does create present moment emotions and thoughts, similar to real-life experiences. The brain cannot differentiate between real and imagined, and images get memorized similar to experiences. Therefore, intentional mentation is as much real reality for answering the big questions of life beyond practical considerations as is the experience from physical respectively geographical immersion into a socio-cultural and possibly even individually mismatching interpretations of reality. The mere memory or the prospect of a joyful experience can enable a joyful desire to let go of curtailing attachment. It is highly awareness-intelligent to motivate oneself and inspire others to achieve this prospect of joy by accessing the roots on both ends, the past and the future, intuition and imagination.

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