Category: Psychological and Sociological Opinions

Comments on the psychological and sociological health conditions of our world, and now to improve them.

Soul

Teaching, spiritual, the self, guru, teacher, student
Teaching, spiritual, the self, guru, teacher, student
It’s time to believe again, in and America for everyone. Bernie Sanders IS the power of myth the call of the ages. Answering back to darkness requires we relive its helplessness and find empowerment. Destiny sings to us it is the light that lights other lights.
Voting is essential to being truly and deeply authentic in our caring for society and our children.
Vote, help conquer the darkness…
David “Mitch” Sotelo
Don’t let greed turn you into a slave….

Yoga: The Deeper Discovery of the Universe that is You

The mystery of who you are, the fullness of life that is your soul, is as great as the mystery of the universe and the multiverse.

The journey within you is an exploration as exciting as travelling into space or exploring the deepest oceans.

You are the development, the evolution of life and the universe, with a mind and eyes and ears and feelings that paint on a canvass that is pure wonder.

All within the marvel of your heart and mind there sings a song that sings itself, a universe of the soul.

The goal of yoga is not in essence about physical exercises which are only augmentations. Yoga is the yoking of all you experience with all that you experience to be yourself. Two phrases in Sanskrit to describe this are aham brahmasmi (I am THAT) and tat twam asi (THAT I am).

Yet the communication of love and need, the forces of the evolution of the universe and life, are the only fuel one needs to find the virtues built upon the perspectives used to love, and the honest need that liberates the mind to open a wonder and deep joy that is the real you.

The ancient yogis say “All things come from bliss and return to bliss.” Bliss is the joy of love, the dance of love and need, the heart and mind set free from greed, a hug of time embracing all that was, is, or ever will be.

Heal your heart and mind, fill your wonder, conquer your darkness, and in your emptiness know your transcendence in your deepest immanence.

You are the call of the universe to your soul, the heart beat of the greater evolution of justice, the wise freedom that wears the innocent smile of a child.

All that said, this path of yoga, expressed in the actions of daily life, is the same as the humble journey of any progressive democrat.

Real progress is born from the creative play of the wonder that is you.

Rev David Mitchel Sotelo

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Teaching the Heart

Teaching, spiritual, the self, guru, teacher, student
Helplessness,Darkness, light, Primal Therapy, Arthur Janov, France Janov, Bruce Wilson, Peter G. Prontzos
It’s time to believe again, in and America for everyone. Bernie Sanders IS the power of myth the call of the ages. Answering back to darkness requires we relive its helplessness and find empowerment. Destiny sings to us it is the light that lights other lights.
Voting is essential to being truly and deeply authentic in our caring for society and our children.
Vote, help conquer the darkness…
David “Mitch” Sotelo
Don’t let greed turn you into a slave….

What is it about teaching that inspires that ignites the teacher in the student and moves their heart passionately? What is it about teaching on the subject of self reflection that connects us to our needs and to our virtues? The power of myth is it’s connection to human need and virtue. My teachers who taught me about myself and about human need and virtue are my gurus. The Honorable Venerable Dr. Thich Thien An, Arthur Janov’s books, Dr. Jason Ellis (physicist), the writings of Bruce Wilson (medical science writer), and the writings of Peter G. Prontzos (political science writer), professor of political science Sam Hamlet of U.T.A. and my dear children Jason Alexander Harold Houghstow, and Amber Brooksie Joni Houghstow.

In Honor of all My Teachers Who Taught Me About My Heart

Attempting to teach my self reflective form of yoga I encounter lots of reactions. Sadly, when you begin to break through to their “feeling soul” they may begin to give you exaggerated praise and sometimes it verges on worship. “Transference” some call this. Regardless, it begins a chance to get them on their feet as independent and free, if you shunt away the “praise”. There are no “gurus” (meaning teachers by the way) who aren’t also students, and no students who aren’t “gurus”.

Below is an example of such a case, which to a good teacher means:

“Wow I’ve got a lot of work to do here.”

One day the student becomes aware that they are also teaching the “teacher”. Putting a teacher on a pedestal is also a convenient way to be able to knock them off of it and negate any teaching that isn’t palatable.

A teacher who doesn’t understand and harness the power of myth is not able to ignite the power of transformation in a student’s heart: the “spiritual” teacher within the student. When you get the mythology in life and cultures you find a way to the heart… This is the root of all “spiritual teaching” that is effective.

What is spiritual? It is the connection of the heart to virtues, virtues which are natural and come from the perspectives we use to meet human need: Creative, to empower the virtue of Art, Objective, to empower Truth, Empathetic, which is the heart of Goodness.

Below is an example of a chat in which I was put on a pedestal much to my disliking. Such “moments” mean to a good teacher:

“Wow I’ve got a lot of work to do here.”

paltalk pal: ha ha – it SHOULDN’T be good though – i’d be doing something far more constructive,, were i a better person
me: That takes work and it isn’t always pleasant so you are a hero for even thinking about it.
paltalk pal: O i Admire Your Light of Optimism
paltlak pal: You Are Beautiful
paltalk pal: those seemingly irking pm’s You would send, were merely Beams of Your Light peeking through the cracks of my private tendencies
paltalk pal: and now it’s broken open, and i have Complete Acceptance in You
Me: That’s ok sometimes I irk myself and I can’t get away from me.

I started out putting a lot of my teachers on pedestals, and to them I give my sincerest apologies and my appreciation for their patience.

Life is a dance where we can expect that we will step on toes and have ours stepped on as well, the trick is to see the dance in all the stepping, and laugh with delight.

David “Mitch” Sotelo

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Progressivists

Teaching, spiritual, the self, guru, teacher, student
Helplessness,Darkness, light, Primal Therapy, Arthur Janov, France Janov, Bruce Wilson, Peter G. Prontzos
Answering back to darkness requires we relive its helplessness and find empowerment. Destiny sings to us it is the light that lights other lights.
Voting is essential to being truly and deeply authentic in our caring for society and our children.
Vote, help conquer the darkness…
David “Mitch” Sotelo

Progress: What is it? It is the result of being progressive!

Progressivists compose a wing of the Democratic Party, and are almost nonexistent in the Republican Party. Teddy Roosevelt tried to establish a more progressive party called, perhaps affectionately, the “Bull Moose Party”. Sadly, it failed to have the influence it needed to have. Surely though, some progress was made by Teddy in promoting progressive political concerns.

What many progressivists fail to realize is that progressive politics isn’t either far left or far right. Why? Because neither pure Communism or pure Capitalism are progressive, for in the first case the government is taken by force and greed grabs all the money, and in the second case some grab all the money and then buy the government. Neither of these options are progressive, and neither create real human progress. They, in fact, work against it…

Progressive politics is based on a concern for the everyone, which requires the right kind of empowerment of voices in the society, voices that focus on cooperation and empathy, voices that are four kinds: Objective, Creative, Empathetic, and Optimistic (the voice of honest need, the absence of learned helplessness around needs and feelings). These voices need clear communication, with none of them overwhelming the others.

How does this look in society? There are points of powerful voice in the main organizational types that reflect in emphasis the four voices: Government which is more about objectivity, the media, which is more about putting many voices together in helpful creative ways, the extended family organizations most often classified in the United States together as “Church”, and finally the Optimistic voice is about healthy fair trade which benefits all players, this is most often referred to as “Business”.

Democrats are to various degrees mostly progressive, and actually, many Republicans, and even some types of Socialsts as well. Democratic socialism is what many are, without their knowing it, here in the United States. Why? Because Democratic Socialism is about a balance of these voices centered around fair trade that creates the optimism we need to be a healthy society honest with its real needs. So, most people are progressives, but to widely varying degrees, some leaning very capitalistic, and some very communistic. Progressives can be more or less limited in their visions, as selfishness is not progressive, and nationalistic leaning progressives are not at progressive as international progressives.

We need to focus on something I call “progressive health” in order to understand how progressive we are or are not, or how progressive our society is leaning. We need to see how balanced the four voices are, but more crucially we need to see how fair our trade is in helping the Optimistic voice of the society.

There is a disease that affects trade and optimism. I call this disease “greed”, meaning greed for power and wealth that ignores one’s real needs or the needs of others. We can call this disease “corporate capitalism” or “crony capitalism”. Within ourselves this disease manifests as “learned helplessness around needs and feelings” brought about by trauma and deprivation. When this disease sets in, it turns us away from real honest need to symbolic needs in order to help us with the intense anxiety engendered by this form of learned helplessness which could also be seen as “damaged faith in love”. Greed, in short, is the disease, and it exists in various degrees. It is also the root of all “evil” for the human race, and even now is affecting our global climate in dangerous ways.

The answer lies in various kinds of communication that balances these voices, which weakens the symbolic needs that cover our real needs. Symbolic need, or greed, keeps us from the despair of our hopelessness, but in the end shortens our lives and the lives or our societies, and the duration of human life on this planet.

I support primal therapy and the writings of Bruce Wilson, Peter G. Prontzos, Arthur Janov, and France Janov, because they focus on this disease and it’s cure: honestly expressing (voting) our real needs by unlearning the helplessness around them.

I support the Democratic Party and Mike Rawlins, and Michael Handley, and Sajeel Khaleel, and many more of my friends, because they all are voices for progressive politics. I especially support Bernie Sanders because he is a nationalist progressive.

Changing a person or a country toward being more progressive is about incremental changes not violent outbursts or harsh demands.

Within the Democratic Party there is a debate about just how incrementally we have to approach this change and still be heard. That is a valid debate. I think we are ready for Bernie, and some say our nation is only ready for Hillary. But this is an intense family quarrel, not a war. There is a difference between integrating more populist caring politics which is a healing, a slow unlearning, and the psychotic fit within the Republican Party. We love these Republicans, but this family quarrel is about whether grandma and grandpa are a threat to themselves and need to not be out driving the political car, or whether we let them just drive to the nearby grocery or not. Within the Democratic party either argument will produce some progress, it is just a question of how much progress will be created.

To sum this all up: Being progressive isn’t about individual issues or whether we are liberal or conservative. It is about what works. And quintessentially, what is love, and how tough love needs to be.

The whole world is leaning progressive, because it has to in order to meet its global needs well. The question is: Will we be active enough and promote proper communication enough to achieve this over arching goal for humanity.

A note here about emotional/social intelligence classes in our schools: This is a very progressive concept because it teaches all of us how to communicate with ourselves and others with empathy, self awareness, and self control. I have promoted a resolution which speaks to this with an emphasis on lowering bullying in our schools, which is of course, like war, the least progressive thing imaginable.

Here is my resolution for anyone who wishes to write a version and promote the concept of it politically.

Here it is:

Bullying

“Whereas, there is wide spread bullying and violence in our schools, especially against our most vulnerable children, which lowers academic performance and has caused the deaths of our precious children (sometimes by violent acts and sometimes by suicides), Let it therefor be resolved, that we as a Party, endorse the implementation of emotional intelligence classes. These are classes which have been proven successful in many pilot studies to lower violence and increase academic performance by ten percent and more. Let it be therefor further resolves, that such classes be implemented in selected schools at all grade levels for the sake of our children and grandchildren.”

And the good lord said: Let there be light…

David “Mitch” Sotelo

sites to consider The Primal Mind, Primal Therapy Emotional Intelligence

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Voting

Teaching, spiritual, the self, guru, teacher, student
Helplessness,Darkness, light, Primal Therapy, Arthur Janov, France Janov, Bruce Wilson, Peter G. Prontzos
Answering back to darkness requires we relive its helplessness and find empowerment. Destiny sings to us it is the light that lights other lights. David “Mitch” Sotelo

Voting and Voters

Voting is something so very important to our lives and being political is just a part of being socially involved and caring.

I have received much education by experience and from Peter G. Prontzos and Bruce Wilson, two of the most enlightened minds I have ever met, and from the great Dr. Arthur Janov and his wife France Janov.

I have found through careful observation and thought that those not voting are suffering from a kind of learned helplessness from various causes. I have further surmised that those voting against their own interests suffer from the same disease but have a deep push of learned helplessness from severe childhood trauma and deprivation or pre-verbal stage neglect and trauma. The latter are not persuadable by reason or logic and their eyes denote a kind of intense over reaction to such as if it were a kind of poisonous threat.

Why is this so? This exists because of learned helplessness in association with needs and feelings which creates an overwhelming sense of hopelessness/helplessness. This in turn creates an alienation not just from what you once needed, but a symbolization of the early feelings and needs. This creates not just a false struggle that is at the root of greed and thirst for power over others, but an alienation from the person so afflicted from themselves. This in turn creates a false self that is oppressive not just of the person but of others.
Those suffering more from current states of helplessness due to poverty can be very enlightened concerning their needs and these can be reached by progressive values. They are persuadable. These are those that must be reached for involvement in political causes. Others, like many of the followers of Trump are indications of an electorate that is incapable of rational motivations.

When you don’t vote those most damaged and out of touch with themselves will. That is why no matter how hopeless you feel about changing things with your vote, you must surely do so. The alternative is too terrible to contemplate.

Concerning further insights into society and what makes us truly feeling human beings that are emotionally intelligent, caring, and opposed to senseless wars check here, and here.

David “Mitch” Sotelo

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Stop Bullying in Our Schools

Teaching, spiritual, the self, guru, teacher, student
Helplessness,Darkness, light, Primal Therapy, Arthur Janov, France Janov, Bruce Wilson, Peter G. Prontzos
Answering back to darkness requires we relive its helplessness and find empowerment. Destiny sings to us it is the light that lights other lights. David “Mitch” Sotelo

Bullying is rampant in our schools, children cannot learn in the darkness of their fear and anger. Emotional intelligence classes in schools is very important and effective here is a very effective presentation which argues for the implementation of emotional intelligence classes.
Please watch and listen carefully.

You may well ask, “But what can I do about this?” I hope that what I say next may give you ideas, but it is really up to your own creativity and heart.

For the Sake of Our Children

It seems in politics, as in trying to influence mules, you have to get the attention of those stubbornly stuck in their ways.

I propose that we are all handicapped or variously “enabled”, and part of our common social inability that affects our children of all abilities is the inability to pause and reflect and be smart about how we express emotions. This is something called “emotional intelligence”.

What is emotional intelligence? In layman’s terms it is simply the ability to be empathetic, self aware, and in control.

Given the widespread bullying in our schools, which lowers academic performance and increases violent outbursts and reactions, it is plain that we need “emotional intelligence” classes in our public schools. Not classes that single out and embarrass a few children, and their parents, but classes for the kids.

Let us submit a resolution to be considered for placement on all state platforms, that reads:

“Whereas, there is wide spread bullying and violence in our schools, especially against our most vulnerable children, which lowers academic performance and has caused the deaths of our precious children (sometimes by violent acts and sometimes by suicides),

Let it therefor be resolved, that we as a Party, endorse the implementation of emotional intelligence classes. These are classes which have been proven successful in many pilot studies to lower violence and increase academic performance by ten percent and more. Let it be therefor further resolves, that such classes be implemented in selected schools at all grade levels for the sake of our children and grandchildren.”

Copy the above or write it in your own words and submit this resolution to your various political parties. It is time we stood up to bullying and the lack of loving mutual support in our classrooms. This is truly the most important issue of our times, because love, yes love, smart love, really is the answer for the world today.

Discuss this in your churches, and clubs, and call your representatives in government, discuss this in your schools, and help fulfill your obligation to our children: the leaders of tomorrow.

David “Mitch” Sotelo

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Conquering

Teaching, spiritual, the self, guru, teacher, student
Helplessness,Darkness, light, Primal Therapy, Arthur Janov, France Janov, Bruce Wilson, Peter G. Prontzos
Conquering helplessness requres that we answer back to our darkness. Answering back to darkness requires we relive its helplessness and find empowerment. Destiny sings to us it is the light that lights other lights. It conquers the very power of defeat and shatters our needless fears.  David “Mitch” Sotelo

Conquering the Helplessness that Cripples Your Soul

 
Conquering helplessness requires the courage to rise above the meaningless hope dope beliefs of society. Religious affiliations are measures of the inner unconscious pain born of helplessness that keeps one from knowing or enjoying either work or play.
 
This darkness within causes us to live shallow lives struggling for symbols of things lost long ago.
 
One can’t reach a better future by symbolically reliving one’s past, and there are few who will relive their helplessness after it is gone and be free.
 
True progressives seek freedom in the very helplessness that robbed them.. They know that real progress is more than the hope dope sought by those entrenched in greed and the search for power over others.
 
Before they seek wealth or power they seek to serve others.
 
Before they try to help others with their faults they seek to be in the process of removing their own.
 
Free from highs and lows, they are full of the resilience I call optimistic intelligence.
 
Free from fighting the desires of their heart, they conquer all needless selfishness.
 
David “Mitch” Sotelo
 
For more information on true self realization and personal freedom contact Bruce Wilson, Peter G. Prontzos, Arthur Janov, or France Janov.
 
Or visit these sites:
 
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Super Delegates

Teaching, spiritual, the self, guru, teacher, student
Darkness, light, Primal Therapy, Arthur Janov, France Janov, Bruce Wilson, Peter G. Prontzos
Answering back to darkness requires we relive its helplessness and find empowerment. Destiny sings to us it is the light that lights other lights. David “Mitch” Sotelo

Concerning Super Delegates and Bernie Sanders

Perhaps those who think Super Delegates will stand in the way of popular support for Bernie Sanders do not know the longer history of political parties in general? Those in power try to lock in their power in any political party, and rule by the wealthy has been support by all party elites for far too long.

Super delegates winning it for “Hillary” would be a national disgrace and they will do it to the peril of the future of the Democratic Party. Bernie Sanders may in fact be the salvation of the Democratic Party in these highly gerrymandered times, and the best chance for it to expand in a very long time.

I have given money to Democrats and pushed for their election for many years now, and if I were a “super delegate” I would certainly not at this point support Hillary Clinton, who polls less well against Republicans than Bernie Sanders.

i have had my picture taken walking down the street with a Democratic sign held by my child riding on my back, I have managed a campaign for a man whose allegiance to the Democratic Party was due to the work of myself and other activists in one town. I have created Public Access Cable channels that supported Democrats or gave local Dems a platform to debate Republicans.

I WILL NOT VOTE FOR HILLARY CLINTON, that would be a disaster for this Party and not a WIN, and that friends is why Super Delegates and precinct chairs might JUST begin to FEEL the BERN and why Super Delegates would not DARE to stand in the way of the popular vote in the Dem Party.

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is not a joke he is a true progressive that is RIGHT FOR HIS TIME. He is not someone who would argue for insane concepts and he hasn’t. What is insane is that our political parties have so often united to stand in the way of real progressive movements, and that insanity is coming to an end as people become more educated in our society.

Super Delegates WILL FEEL THE BERN or RUE THE CONSEQUENCES, and we cannot drift any further to the right and be and effective force for the majority of the people we supposedly support: the poor and the middle class, union members, and the oppressed minorities.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt stood up for things so progressive for his time that many conservatives in both parties railed against him, just as they now rail against Bernie Sanders.

We as Democrats at this stage in our advance should not cower from his more progressive views, we should stand up for them.

Want to Win for the BLUE? FEEL THE BERN!

David “Mitch” Sotelo

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David “Mitch” Sotelo

Teaching, spiritual, the self, guru, teacher, student
Darkness, light, Primal Therapy, Arthur Janov, France Janov, Bruce Wilson, Peter G. Prontzos
Answering back to darkness requires we relive its helplessness and find empowerment. Destiny sings to us it is the light that lights other lights. David “Mitch” Sotelo

When Despair Engulfs

Sometimes look into your pain and feel what you never felt before.
That is where I find hope in my hopelessness.
David “Mitch” Sotelo

Who Am I and Who Are You?

I am guruji, the light in us,
and like you and everyone,
sent to all of us,
lights calling to the darkness,
we are here.
David “Mitch” Sotelo

What We Do

We all sing in our souls things too beautiful for our minds to conceive,
And then forget our songs as we forget our dreams,
And say of the world “how dull”.
David “Mitch” Sotelo

Alone

When the world turns dark and the skies cold,
And you feel alone in your soul,
Be the warmth and the light for someone else stranded in their world.
Make a bridge where there seems only sky, a road where mountains of impossibilities rise,
And you will bring a world of many isolated loves together,
In a paradise no one ever imagined.
David “Mitch” Sotelo

A Message to Citizens of the Earth

I thought I would share my wishes for you. In all your troubles and cares you are a wonder that no one can fathom, judge or diminish. Look into your eyes. When you seek the wonder of the universe: You are that one.
David “Mitch” Sotelo

Alone

When the world turns dark and the skies cold,
And you feel alone in your soul,
Be the warmth and the light for someone else stranded in their world.
Make a bridge where there seems only sky, a road where mountains of impossibilities rise,
And you will bring a world of many isolated loves together,
In a paradise no one ever imagined.
David “Mitch” Sotelo

To all my friends, and to those who feel I am their enemy:

I sincerely from the bottom of my heart, desire that you find joy and love today,
A sunshine of human warmth surrounding you, embracing your heart with healing and hope.
I hope today you find your dreams coming true and letting you fly without wings and be blessed without effort,
Until love lifting you, is like a song whispered to your heart with your every breath.

David “Mitch” Sotelo

Bernie Sanders

A man standing alone,

True to himself,

True to you,

A measure of the hope,

That lifts us from the insanity of greed,

To a love both practical and inspiring.

A man that lights the lights of those

Whose hearts light the world.

And they say he cannot win.

I say,

If you hear him,

How can he lose?

Feel the BERN

David “Mitch” Sotelo

Arthur snd France Janov

From the depths of despair they find what lifts the world,

From the depths of hopelessness they find the science of love,

From the depths of greed a crying child,

From the child in you the life in you.

From the life in you the hope of the world.

David “Mitch” Sotelo

Bruce Wilson and Peter G. Prontzos

Friends from the depths of our common humanity,

Stalwarts of truth and virtues of the heart,

Minds on fire with compassion,

For a world shuddering in the coldness of humanity,

Lighting the warming lights of a journey to hope,

Found in the courage embraced in our helplessness,

Minstrels singing to the heart of our sleeping greatness.

My friends,

Friends of our world.

David “Mitch” Sotelo

When there is a song in your heart don’t be afraid to sing it.

David “Mitch” Sotelo

Yours Truly and with hope in a dismal world, I offer all these thoughts with compassion and mercy for all of us.

David “Mitch” Sotelo

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Presidential Debate

Darkness, light, Primal Therapy, Arthur Janov, France Janov, Bruce Wilson, Peter G. Prontzos
Answering back to darkness requires we relive its helplessness and find empowerment. Destiny sings to us it is the light that lights other lights.

Presidential debates can sometimes lack substance. This presidential Democratic debate night was very much full of substance and much more clarity was given on what divides the Democratic presidential candidates. This debate was indeed substantive and well worth watching. Bernie and Hillary had quite a night. This debate was informative, at times combative, even though primarily civil as opposed to the recent Republican presidential debates. Bernie did well and clearly won the debate by all accounts.

The question before Democrats in the Presidential primary race is about whether we want evolutionary or revolutionary change. O’Malley did himself proud but the debate clearly goes to Bernie Sanders. Despite a moment when he was on the defense concerning gun control he dominated the debate. This attack launched by Hillary against Bernie was a rather unsubstantial. This attack with all the facts considered wasn’t much of an attack.

Hillary was very much on the defensive regarding her reception of funds from Wall Street. Bernie was very strong regarding this issue and spoke well considering health care as a right and moving toward a Medicare for all approach.

Hillary’s attacks against Bernie seemed to fall short of anything truly effective. O’Malley seems, on the issues, a better version of Hillary but his lack of traction so far leaves him a very very dark horse in the race.

Bernie was acclaimed as the “winner” of the debate by the pundits. Given the mood of the country and Bernie’s ability to swiftly come from behind and actually overtake Hillary in these early races I believe that this contest may swiftly come to be “his to lose or win”.

The internet was definitely showing more interest in Bernie Sanders. Those physically present at the debate seemed to be leaning pro Hillary. Nevertheless, Bernie got a great share of the applause in the room.

Many have probably wished that they could have heard more from Martin O’Malley. He did speak well. He can’t be counted out yet. He could still come from behind. However he would have to depend on people seeking another option. They might just tire of the two leaders but that would have have to happen soon. However, due to the internet, I think that the volatility in this race will be high. We should watch for possible surprising twists and turns as the race continues. The leaders, though unlikely, could still stumble and fall.

Again the issue is whether we want a mere evolution of good trends or a revolution. Do the American people want evolutionary change? Do they want instead a more substantive revolutionary change? When we consider revolution we have to look at Hillary’s view of the American people. She seems to think that Americans just aren’t ready. Does she think that America is not courageous enough or smart enough to push for revolutionary change? Bernie Sanders, on the other hand, seems to believe in the ability of the American people to stand up for real change. He seems to believe that Americans can understand the importance of it. We might say that in this instance Bernie Sanders believes more in an America whose greatness lies not just behind it, but now and in the future.

O’Malley to his credit mentioned more about climate change than either Hillary, or surprisingly, even Bernie. However Bernie has made it a major topic in many of his speeches. It is definitely the most important issue of our times. Not addressing it would seem to be “fiddling while Rome burns”. Perhaps we should rather say “while the planet burns”.

Be sure to watch the commentaries at the end of the debate, they are very informative.

Feel the Blue

David “Mitch” Sotelo

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Virtues: Progressive

Teaching, spiritual, the self, guru, teacher, student
Darkness, light, Primal Therapy, Arthur Janov, France Janov, Bruce Wilson, Peter G. Prontzos
Answering back to darkness requires we relive its helplessness and find empowerment. Destiny sings to us it is the light that lights other lights.

Virtues that are progressive can heal our world. Real virtues are progressive. They are the gift of someone with insight into themselves and society, someone who can think creatively, objectively, and with empathy that is altruistic. Such insight, born of such abilities is the root of all virtue and the definition of anyone truly about human progress, and human progress must be the core definition of what is a progressive.

We are all progressive to some degree, so striving together to increase these abilities is the mark of a someone worthy of the title. These abilities are the foundation of real or progressive virtue.

Progressives are about real progress, they are not about punishment or greed, they are supporters of help and emotional healing. They support real and effective communication that supports the progressive virtues that evolve from creativity, objectivity, and empathy, which are respectively: Art, Truth, and Goodness. These are progressive virtues.

Progressives challenge their own beliefs, they no more follow belief without doubt as a copilot, than a sane person would drive a car with a gas pedal and no brakes.

What blocks our progressive virtues and abilities? The answer is damaged faith in love. This damaged faith comes from conditioned helplessness attached to needs and feelings.

What causes such damage? The answer is trauma and deprivation. Trauma and deprivation cause a sense of helplessness. This sense of helplessness attached to the needs and feelings Causes what I call “pained need”. Pained need derives from the life threatening anxiety caused by the associated helplessness.

What happens when we are damaged in this way, as all are to some degree? The needs and feelings create such threatening anxiety that they are turned into symbols that can be struggled after, thus alleviating the message of helplessness (which can endanger survival seriously).

What cures this damage? Reliving the helpless conditions and unlearning the helplessness. This must be done though with a conscious awareness, that in the present, you are OK.

What is the proper gradual and safe approach to this unlearning? Janovian Primal Therapy.

What helps short of full access to this therapy? Gradual increase in the progressive abilities of thought that challenge the false comforts stemming from such damage. This damage could be called “pained need” or “primal pain”. The awareness of this might be called “primally enlightened”. Information concerning such issues as well as the facts concerning Janovian Primal Therapy can be found here: PrimalTherapy.
Arthur Janov, France Janov, Bruce Wilson,and Peter G. Prontzos are good sources of information concerning all of this. Primal Therapy is Art and France Janov’s website. The Primal Mind is the brilliant commentary on the concepts evolving from the great work of Arthur and France Janov’s work by Peter G. Prontzos and Bruce Wilson.

These things are more than just what should be “common sense”. They are a paradigm shift in how we approach human society and mental/emotional and social health.

What is also important to understand is that this shift involves epigenetics and the methylation of dna cells which affect the progress of disease including cancer.

Step into a new age. Be brave and turn away from greed, superstition, and the need to punish. Turn toward real progress.

How? Well, in the United States, feel the Democratic Blue, and in the primaries Feel the Bern and vote for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Primaries a man that has always stood for progress, who marched with Martin Luther King in 1963, who was for progressive action in all its forms whether in domestic or foreign policy, from the very beginning.

Feel the Blue, Feel the Bern.

Think and be free…

David “Mitch” Sotelo
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