Inspirational Human Beings – Diana Mossop

Diana MossopA woman who has inspired me ever since I first met her around 20 years ago is Diana Mossop. Diana has created a range of vibrational remedies under the PHYTOBIOPHYSICS® label. These remedies promote healing on the four levels of consciousness: spiritual, mental, emotional and physical. I can testify that Diana’s products really do work. On more than one occasion, I’ve healed myself of a health condition using her vibrational remedies.

The text below is taken from Diana’s internet page.


 

The Mossop philosophy is an exciting and relevant scientific approach to the problems of humankind that incorporates modern knowledge, traditional therapies and ancient wisdom. Above all it is a means of accurately assessing causal factors of disease. PHYTOBIOPHYSICS® is the registered trade mark of Diana’s products and the definition of the Mossop Philosophy is the science of plant energy – the use of the infinite energy of plants to restore balance and harmony to people of the world on all levels of consciousness: spiritual, mental, emotional and physical.

The primary remedial aspect of the Mossop Philosophy is the use of the vibrational energy of plants. Continue reading

Tantric approach to self-empowerment

We can never be truly self-empowered if we ignore the plight of others. Rooted firmly in our own inner strength, we recognise our interconnectedness with all other sentient and non-sentient beings via the energy of the one consciousness (Shakti) that breathes life through us all. Refusing to contract in the face of pain and anguish, we maintain a receptive attitude and find ways to use the power of our actions, words or thoughts (on the physical or transpersonal planes) to bring compassion, love and healing to those who suffer.

Philosophically, Tantra is thoroughly ecological. It recognizes the ultimate unity, even identity, of all beings and things. Otherness is a mental artefact. Translated into social action, Tantric practitioners must not erect intellectual or emotional walls between themselves and other beings or between themselves and inanimate things. Since everything participates in the ultimate Reality, which is pure Consciousness, there is nothing that is not Consciousness.[1]

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Voices in our head

As we get proficient at the practice of Observing ourselves – our thoughts, words and actions – we can begin to identify more clearly our ingrained patterns and automatic responses to situations. We can also start to distinguish the different voices that form part of our personality. This awareness brings us the potential for self-transformation, for example by giving us the opportunity to change our thinking and behaviour where these are stale and no longer bring us inspiration.

Have you ever found yourself refereeing between different judgements going on in your head about a person? One minute: “Oh, he’s such a bl**dy idiot! I don’t want anything more to do with him.” Then, a few seconds later: “No, he’s just feeling vulnerable and his lashing out is his way of responding to that. I’ll let it wash over me.” This is an example of the voices of your personality having an inner dialogue. These voices will probably react like they do as a result of your life experiences, the kind of education you’ve had, the social norms of your culture and the projections of your own needs and desires. Continue reading

Flying through the storm

Life is like being in an airplane. When turbulence hits, no matter how bad it gets you have no choice but to stay on board and fly through the storm. There’s no chance to stop the plane and get off, which is why – personally – I prefer train travel!

If life isn’t currently providing us with the opportunities we wish for, and believe we deserve, it’s not that we’ve done something wrong or that we’re not good enough. We shouldn’t give ourselves, or others, a hard time when our lives don’t match our hopes or expectations. In fact, we should be very proud of ourselves if we can engage fully in our lives, with a positive disposition towards the people around us, even if we’re facing challenging circumstances personally. We can all love others when we feel loved ourselves. But can we feel love and bring joy into other people’s lives when we feel hurt, disappointed, betrayed? Continue reading

Inspirational Human Beings – Rudolf Steiner

Ok, ok, another white male and he’s also dead, like the wonderful Albert Schweitzer who was the first to appear in my mini-series on Inspirational Human Beings. I’ll do my best, in the future, to address the gender and racial imbalance and give praise to those who still walk amongst us, but I can’t make any promises..


Rudolf SteinerAlthough Steiner has passed away, his legacy is very much alive and kicking. And what a legacy it is! Through his spiritual philosophy, called anthroposophy, he made an enduring contribution to agriculture (bio-dynamic), education (Waldorf and Steiner schools), health (eurythmy, Hiscia Institute’s research on cancer), artistic expression (eurythmy), architecture, economics, social work (special needs) and even natural cosmetics (Weleda and Dr Hauschka brands)! If I manage to do a fraction of what Rudolf Steiner did in his lifetime, or have the same posthumous influence, I’ll die a happy bunny. Plenty of road ahead for me to travel! Sigh!

For a 6 minute intro to Rudolf Steiner, check out this preview of the film The Challenge of Rudolf Steiner by British film-maker Jonathan Stedall.

(Source of photo: Anthromedia, http://www.anthromedia.net)

Sensory persuits

I remember being totally struck one year by a woman I met when I was on holiday in France. She seemed to be deeply appreciative of each and every thing she was experiencing. At the breakfast table in the gîte, where all the guests ate together in the morning, she would extol the virtues of the jam and the bread made by the owner. It was clear she could savour the tastes and smells to an extent that far surpassed the experience of the rest of us. She also regularly referred to the beauty of the surrounding gardens, making detailed comments about the vegetation that clearly indicated she had noticed, and hugely appreciated, an array of flowers, garden ornaments, etc. It was captivating to see and hear her. I felt in awe of her – grateful to her. My partner of the time didn’t feel that way at all. He complained that: “She’s so exaggerated!” But, for me, I immediately recognised something very unique in that woman – the ability to deeply appreciate the inputs her sensory organs were offering her. The memory of her has remained in my mind for over a decade. At the time I didn’t know about Tantra (although I was on a spiritual path). Now, I would most certainly identify her as a person who was capable of living her life tantrically. Seeing her ability to connect with her senses, I became profoundly aware of how cut off I was from my own. Well, no more cut off than the majority of persons, perhaps. Continue reading

Inspirational Human Beings – Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer starts off my mini-series of “Inspirational Human Beings”.


Albert Schweitzer’s worldview, conceptualised as “Reverence for Life”, is composed of three elements: (i) resignation, (ii) an affirmative attitude to life, (iii) ethics.

Albert Schweitzer“The world does not consist of phenomena only; it is also alive. […] In dedicating myself to the service of whatever lives, I find an activity that has meaning and purpose. […] By playing an active role, man enters into a spiritual relationship with this world that is quite different: he does not see his existence in isolation. On the contrary, he is united with the lives that surround him; he experiences the destinies of others as his own.”

(Sources: Schweitzer, A. (1998) Out of My Life and Thought. The John Hopkins University Press: Baltimore & London, pp.232-233; Photo c/o International Albert-Schweitzer-Association – http://www.schweitzer.org)

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