I fully understand that this might be a great thing for Christians to look at it this way and more power to them. If it works it works but I can't help take exception to the claim that everyone who does this is glorifying the Christian God in some way.
I just seems pretty exclusionary on a very diverse board.
Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour.~Ovid~Nae
Doing a meditation with the emphasis on a different word with each iteration does seem similar to a kind of therapeutic work I did some years ago, especially with the physical/finger work grounding things. The idea is to see multiple meanings and different kinds of emphasis in the same sentence. Basically, you're forcing your subconscious to let go of beliefs that may not be doing you any good, and finding new meanings that might expand your understanding.
For me, it's not spiritual, though I do see value in prayer and in letting go of my expectations.
Im trying it now!! jajaaja oh yeah. Cannot wait for this.
Sounds just crazy enough to work.
We are stardust; billion year old carbon
We are golden. Caught in the Devil's bargain
And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden
Well, it can't hurt! I'll add it into my nightly scalp massage and see how it goes.
Henna enhanced auburn-haired girl
I've been doing this since mid-December just to relieve stress, and I think it's actually working.
Even if it's not, it's really therapeutic and it has been helping me relieve my stress.
So thank you piffyanne for posting this
well when i was little i had straight hair. when i was about 12 yo i saw a girl who had natural waves at the ends of her hair, and i also wished to have the hair like her, so i used to take my hair in a tail and rotate it so that it becomes curly, and i always imagined i have a hair just like that. after a year or so i got a layered haircut and surprise: my hair was exactly just like hers, it had little waves/was curly at the ends. that took about 2 years and after that i started to dye my hair and because of the unhealthy hairs it got back to merely straight. now i have since a month shoulder length healthy virgin hair again, it's a little bit waved but not that much. should i try to curl it with my hands again and think that it's curly?
similar when i was teenage about 15 i wished i had a bigger breasts because i was obsessed with thin waist and victorian corsets. one of my aquantances had such a thin and feminine waist and i also wished that and i somehow imagined i had it. well donno if it was just puberty but after one year or so my breasts got much bigger so that i catched up some of my friends and my waist was more beautiful in comparison to before, the proportion made my waist much thinner. and the other thing is, my breasts were much bigger at 16yo then my mother ever had before having kids, and i was very skinny and have inherited almost exactely the body and breasts form from my mother. that time i used to get compliments for my body and for my bust though all i was interested of was to have thin waist, it made me feel like a princess . now my breasts became in the last year again little in comparison to before(have no idea why). maybe i should think again about it
i think it's definitely something worth trying
usually i'm not a believer but i think it's very possible the psyche is powerful when it comes to our own body.
Last edited by nightwish90; January 5th, 2012 at 05:02 AM.
I once tried singing "flower gleam & glow" (from disney's Tangled) to my hair. hehe.
That is a great idea. Im going to try it.