Track 2 – “Family Ties” from Class 067 – with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Continuation of issue of fears of physical health, aging vs looking for what is good rather than what is bad – depression regarding marriage – understanding source of good in our lives – ego is suffering, not true self – issue with unhappy mother – “I am suffering from what my mother wants” – can’t suffer from what another wants or does not want – problems from past or current thoughts? – problems are thoughts – only in present moment – possible to pray for ill parent? – problem of wanting something for another – metapsychiatric view of intercessory prayer: to heal our own consciousness – and this can lead to benefits to others – wanting and not wanting from children – seeking to influence is wanting – beauty vs attractiveness – what does God want? – trying vs turning wholeheartedly to God.
Track 1 – “Family Ties” from Class 067 – with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Problem with family members is often “wanting” and “not wanting” – symptoms are meaningful – families can be filled with expectations that are destructive – wanting to be loved by family members – solution is to see that we are not “love seekers” we are “love manifesters” – symptoms express thoughts and wants – essentially, what we call “love” is self-confirmation – “approval” is not love and does not lead to happiness – issue of test taking as self-confirmation vs conforming to cultural requirements – experience of test as “chore” vs doing what is required – issue of parenthood – career vs home-making – need for supervision – increasing receptivity through “right seeing” – prayer of beholding – view from the infinite – issue of grandmother moving in, fearing for her future – effective prayer: what God wants, not what we want – What God wants is infinite good – fears of physical health.