the japanese tea ceremony.
and the japanese tea house.
can you just feel the fine cool mist?
hear the birds of the forest?
breathe the clean air?
listen to the quietness.
nothing to distract.
nothing to call your attention away.
simplicity at its most beautiful.
oh my yes.
this is where i go when i meditate each day.
is where i am in my mind.
to sit and breathe.
and be quiet.
i walk there slowly and safely
through the great bamboo forest . . .
i breathe deeply. and i
“go to level” . . .
which merely means i relax
and let my brain waves move into the
when we’re consciously THINKING worrying fuming planning
we’re in the beta brain waves state.
and thinking more with our conscious mind.
when we’re totally relaxed and receptive
we’re in the alpha brain waves state.
the state where our subconscious mind is active.
and ever listening.
and it’s what you’re in when you’re creating your art.
when you ‘get lost’ in something you love doing . . .
and time means nothing!
the place where we can make affirmations about how we want to be.
i have worked on my blood pressure. my cholesterol and my triglycerides.
even my cardio doctor couldn’t believe the new numbers.
he admitted the medicine couldn’t have worked
to come down from 2,125 to 500 in 3 weeks time!
besides… i admitted to him i had only taken the medicine for a week.
if YOU are on any medication… for pete’s sake! stay on it!
DO NOT do what i did. i have a weird little body that HATES meds.
i have every side effect in the book from them.
and my cardio doctor knows fully well how i am.
i usually obey him to the letter.
he has saved my life after all. literally.
he’s the one who detected the thyroid problem
which turned out to be cancer.
and thyroids are not even his field!
he’s a cardiologist!
but he’s a total physician.
and i trust him very much.
i would NEVER advise or encourage anyone to stop taking their
doctor’s advice and care.
i still see my doctor. and i’ve struck a bargain with him.
even at 500 the triglycerides are still too high.
so i told him i’d take his pill … his HORRIBLE pill …
every three days. and he agreed.
i see him again in june.
in the meantime i’m going to work on the problem . . .
rather . . .
the condition . . .
in my alpha brain wave beautiful place above!
my quiet secret beautiful mind place.
and i am getting it down to 120.
i also work on my weight there.
and i’m still losing! without even worrying about it!
it’s the silva mind control method.
and fear not.
if you haven’t heard of it and you’re a christian . . .
and if you don’t believe in the subconscious or even meditation . . .
it’s not some weird cult thing that negates your faith
i don’t do weird old bean.
i might BE a little weird. but i never DO weird!
this is merely a path.
and like so much that we do not understand . . .
for this to work so well . . .
and it does . . .
i believe that
the power of the universes …
yes universes not just this one which is ours !
is behind this ability given to us mortals
to bring forth
it is simply a matter of learning the way our
and it’s putting it to use in a way that is most helpful to us.
it was first introduced to me by doctor simonton and his wife.
both are board certified practicing oncologists.
when bob was diagnosed with cancer … and it had moved to his spine …
they said it would be helpful with the pain.
they told us about this small humble man called
jose de silva.
he was from mexico.
and had finally written a book describing his
method for ‘helping’ the body to heal itself.
for general success in simply
and his discovery and use of his mind
in this simple way
amazing the medical communities at that time.
it is so simple.
and it can be used for things other than medical conditions.
bob and i became interested.
many of you may already know about it too.
even though it’s origination was years ago.
we both took jose de silva’s mind control course.
it WAS helpful.
i lost track of it for years.
stopped doing it.
lately a dearest bean of mine . . .
sent me the little book again…
after i had only mentioned it to her!
i had loaned my book about it away years ago to a friend.
so . . . lo and behold . . . a new little paper back copy appeared
in my mail box.
that’s the kind of friend she is!
thank you again my monk!
her wonderful blog can be found in my sidebar of friends.
‘ cheerful monk ‘
she posts every day.
wonderful thought provoking and entertaining posts!
i started re~reading the book immediately.
and it’s like i never left it!
i went to my level within minutes.
and now i go there at least two times a day.
it’s almost like a form of prayer i’d say.
it’s mind over matter.
remember the mountain that could be moved…
with the faith of a mustard seed?
only you aren’t petitioning
as most prayer is …
my only prayers now are of
with this path . . .
you are picturing results.
and you get them.
because you send love to whomever it is you’re picturing the results for.
if it’s yourself.
or if it’s a loved one.
or if it’s the world in general.
the world needs all the love it can get old bean!
the secret of it all is
you have to see the result you want as a
DONE DEAL. COMPLETED.
not… it might happen. it could happen. i hope it happens.
it has happened.
some heavy stuff.
but then . . . . not really.
our mind is such a wonderful thing!
and like the scientists say. . .
we only use a tiny percentage of it!
so . . .
i’m spending part of each day in this magical place.
it’s so real to me . . .
i can hear it and smell it and feel it.
that loving place.
that healing place.
where no negatives are allowed.
and i’m trying to become more aware.
aware of everything that makes up my wondrous life.
that’s what the japanese tea ceremony is all about.
i know you know that old bean!
i have always wanted to learn how to do that beautiful ceremony.
and someday i will.
i have read all about it. and it’s fascinating.
the art of being aware.
the art of beautiful simplicity.
the art of living.
til soon old bean.
and . . .
special snoopy hugs for my rummy.
the master of meditation.
and one of the wisest men i know.