By Dr Joshua David Stone
This chapter may be one of the most important in this entire book. Instead of calling this chapter psychic self defense, I could also have called it, "How to build a strong physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual immune system."
Most people just think of immune systems as a part of our physical body. This is not the case, however. It is just as important, if not more so, to develop a psychological, and spiritual one. The effectiveness of your physical immune system will, in actuality, depend to a great extent on your psychological and spiritual one. This chapter will be an intense course in physical, psychological, and spiritual self immune system building.
Whether spiritual people like to admit this or not, life is a battle. The great Paramahansa Yogananda said, "Life is a battlefield". In the Bhagavad Gita Krishna implored Arjuna to "give up his unmanliness and get up and fight." We all have to learn to be spiritual warriors in life. The "Course in Miracles" emphasizes the importance of being "vigilant for God and His kingdom."
The fight we are all in is on a number of levels. First, we are fighting to remain conscious and alert and not fall into what I call "automatic pilot". Second we are fighting to keep our minds clear of negative thoughts. We are fighting to keep glamour, maya, illusion and negative ego from taking over our consciousness. We are fighting to stay centered and balanced. We are fighting to stay in unconditional love, joy, even-mindedness and inner peace.
Sometimes we are battling to heal ourselves from physical disease, or dis-ease on emotional, mental, and/or spiritual levels. Sometimes we are battling fatigue. We are battling to control our subconscious mind and master our three lower vehicles or bodies. We are battling to remain in the consciousness that we are the God, Christ, the Buddha, that Atma, the Eternal Self.
One of the biggest things we are battling is not only the energies within ourselves that do not come from soul, but also we are battling the negative energy from other people and our environment. The spiritual path is like climbing an uphill mountain. It is up three steps, fall back two, up six steps fall down four, up seven steps fall back five. This is how everyone grows.
We have all learned in this planetary mystery school called earth life, we must remain strong. Now, I do want to say, that this battle does get easier, the higher one goes in the initiation process. The higher one goes in the initiation process the greater the self mastery.
In the early stages there is a great battle going on with "the dweller on the threshold" (negative ego, glamour, maya, and illusion). As one gains mastery, these energies are subjugated and new positive spiritual habits are formed.
In essence, over a long period of great battling and suffering we have finally reached a point of learning how to stay strong physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, and not get knocked off center by the onslaught of negative energies of the inner or material world that often takes place.
In this chapter I am going to give you the understanding and the tools to easily win this battle, and gain self mastery, so life becomes much easier and more enjoyable. I am going to teach you how to protect yourself, just as a marshal arts instructor would, except on subtler, spiritual and psychic levels.
Before I can do this, however, I first must give you a "wakeup call". Most people live their lives on automatic pilot, and live like automatons. They are totally unaware of all the negative forces that are at work. They are unaware of negative ego, glamour, maya, and illusion until they step on the probationary path. Even more than that they are totally unaware of the physical, environmental, psychological, and spiritual onslaught of negative energies that confront the average person on a daily basis.
You cannot win this battle and gain self mastery until you know what you are fighting. This chapter will deal with helping you to develop an arsenal of psychological and spiritual tools to win this war. It will also point out the enormous barrage of negative energy that is coming from the environment, other people, the astral plane, the mental plane, and the etheric plane.
To begin this discussion we first must understand what it is we are fighting. Let us begin with the physical body and the physical immune system and what it has to contend with. Some of the things I am about to mention, you are already aware of, and some of them you are not, or tend to forget about in terms of protecting yourself.
In beginning our practice of "psychic self defense" I ask you to read this list with detachment so as not to get overwhelmed. After listing what we are battling, then I will teach you how to become "invulnerable and invincible" to their effects. For, never forget that in truth, we each are God, and as we realize this potential we are no longer victims of effects of anything. We are total masters and causes of our reality.
The Physical Things Our Physical Immune Systems are Fighting on a Daily Basis
The first thing, of course, our physical bodies have to deal with is pollution, especially if you live in a big city, although in truth there is pollution almost everywhere on this planet at this time. In a city such as Los Angeles, we have air pollution and the drinking water is totally toxic. There is enormous amount of sound pollution with car alarms constantly going off and the sounds of a big city. This affects us much more than we realize.
The oceans are polluted. The fish off the Santa Monica Bay are filled with mercury poisoning. We confront fast food restaurants and ice cream parlors on every corner. Needless to say, the food is dead and not good for our bodies.
The government fluoridates the water supply which completely shuts down the immune system if you drink it. Our toothpastes are also filled with fluoride. Our dentists fill our cavities with mercury fillings which is one of the most toxic substances to the human body, with only plutonium or nuclear radiation being worse. After ten or fifteen years the mercury fillings crack and leak into our system and create absolute havoc. I would highly recommend that people have them replaced with gold or composite fillings.
Our government does nuclear testing which takes forty years to dissipate the energy from our atmosphere. Then they have nuclear waste which they have no idea what to do with. Their new brain storm is to use some of it to "irradiate" our fruits and vegetables, which has already been approved by our "protective agency", the FDA, which is the biggest joke in the universe.
When our food goes through the check out stand they zap it again with some kind of radiation which allows the checker to not have to mark off the price with her fingers, so it is done automatically. Please realize this energetically poisons the food.
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