The Vibrational Meditation of Alexandro

To be free from emotional manipulation requires care, attention and simple daily actions.

Among these daily exercises there is the practice of one or more holistic disciplines, which you can choose from those that you like the most and consider the most effective for your case and for your personality.

Let us know them better.

Today it is the turn of the Vibrational Meditation of Alexandro.

Alexandro Nardulli was born in Naples, Italy, in February 1974. He has a university degree as a biomedical laboratory technician. After one year of research at the Istituto Mario Negri Sud in Chieti, Italy, since 1999 he devoted himself body and soul to the holistic world through personal studies and training paths. He is a naturopath, Shiatsu operator, massage therapist, and aesthetic and nutritional consultant. He is an operator in vibrational meditation paths for groups and individual vibrational treatments.

Question: “How, when and why have you become fond of this discipline?”.

Answer: “Thanks to the university studies, I was able to understand how the human body works, from a purely scientific aspect. The studies in the field of the current “complementary medicine”, combined with the concepts of PNEI (PsychoNeuroEndocrinoImmunology), allowed me to further understand the different puzzles that make up the complexity of the human being, who is not constituted by structures separated among each other but interconnected one another. All this led me to deepen and to use the technique, which in other countries of the world is the result of continuous scientific research, of “Vibrations”, whether produced with Tibetan bowls or with gongs, or with other ancestral percussion instruments”.

Question: “What are its main benefits?”.

Answer: “Everyone has a vibration, which is the imprint of his or her health and of his or her wellbeing. Our body, like a musical instrument, runs the risk of getting out of tune with the use, it could lose the vibrational harmony with the relevant risk of developing diseases. To use specific sounds, vibrations, and therefore frequencies, means to re-tune again ourselves in to health. Thanks to sound vibrations, a deep relaxation is generated, our body is affected by them down to the cellular level and the energy flow begins to run, in order to bring us into a vibrational alignment with health”.

Question: “What simple exercise could you suggest us for a daily practice?”.

Answer: “To personally buy a Tibetan bowl. To make it sound and to listen to it every time when our body gives us signals, as a mobile phone does, that recharging is needed”.

Question: “What is your personal message for those who want to break free from manipulation?”.

Answer: “You should constantly work on self-knowledge, on self-esteem, on not being afraid of being at stake and of accepting help at any age. Awareness is the foundation to be responsible for yourself, for your own balance, and for your own serenity. Very often during group vibrational meditations, especially during the final stage of experience sharing, many personal dynamics of this kind come out, on which people acquire more and more awareness of them “not being in harmony”, and hence making the decision to ask for the support of a specialist to seek together the right solution. A sentence of Osho says: The strength is to be found in yourself … No one can give it to you!!! The strength of letting go, the strength of forgetting, the strength of living, of continuing to fight, the strength of smiling even when you do not want to do it, even when someone wants to take it away. Win your battle not over others, over yourself, the battle of YOUR LIFE. Find the sun within you, so you can shine every time that the rain wants to  wet your smile and to darken your soul”.

Thanks Alexandro!

This vibrational meditation, which I had the pleasure to personally experience in groups, is unique and profound. It is a journey within yourself, and you never know whom and what you will meet on this trip. It is not a guided meditation. The sounds are produced at the moment, directly from the various instruments and are also affected by the place, indoors or outdoors, where the vibrations propagate. Usually, we are accustomed to only hear them with our ears, in this way we feel them with our whole being and with all that time and life have enclosed within us.

Let us immediately run to choose our personal Tibetan bowl, or rather, to make us be chosen by it.

Namastè 🙂

Paola Morgese, PMP
Civil Hydraulic Engineer
M.S. Sanitary and Environmental Engineering
http://it.linkedin.com/in/ingpaolamorgese/en

https://sustainableprojectsblog.wordpress.com/

http://www.facebook.com/soluzioniolisticheallemanipolazioniaffettive

Translation of the Italian blog post: Paola Morgese, La Meditazione vibrazionale di Alexandro

 

 

 

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The Ashtanga Yoga of Claudio

To be free from emotional manipulation requires care, attention and simple daily actions.

Among these daily exercises there is the practice of one or more holistic disciplines, which you can choose from those that you like the most and consider the most effective for your case and for your personality.

Let us know them better.

Today it is the turn of the Ashtanga Yoga of Claudio.

Claudio Astuto has been teaching yoga in London for two years and has the good fortune to practice every day under the guidance of his master.

Question: “How, when and why have you become fond of this discipline?”.

Answer: “I became particularly fond of the practice during a travel to India four years ago, where I had the good fortune to meet my Guru and to be guided to the discovery of this ancient discipline from its true source”.

Question: “What are its main benefits?”.

Answer: “The physical benefits of yoga are countless, but the real gift that this practice has to offer is the opportunity to look inside yourself”.

Question: “What simple exercise could you suggest us for a daily practice?”.

Answer: “The sun salutation. Repeated at least 5 times every day”.

Question: “What is your personal message for those who want to break free from manipulation?”.

Answer: “Yoga gives you the opportunity to free yourself from any cage, both physical and mental. Practice and everything happens”.

Thanks Claudio!

Ashtanga yoga is what I practice every day, as a beginner. It is a style of yoga fluid, dynamic, and lively. It makes you sweat. It starts with sun salutations, continues with the standing postures, then with the sitting postures and ends with ground poses. It is formed by many series with increasing difficulties and is often at the edge of contortionism and of acrobatics. I thought that I did not like yoga, until I met this style, which is just for me. It works on body, mind and spirit. The benefits on the body arrive immediately, as well as those on the mind. Those on the spirit, that is on the energy, arrive suddenly during the practice and are amazing.

Namastè 🙂

Paola Morgese, PMP
Civil Hydraulic Engineer
M.S. Sanitary and Environmental Engineering
http://it.linkedin.com/in/ingpaolamorgese/en

https://sustainableprojectsblog.wordpress.com/

http://www.facebook.com/soluzioniolisticheallemanipolazioniaffettive

Translation of the Italian blog post: Paola Morgese, L’Ashtanga Yoga di Claudio

 

The economic sustainability of a company

If you want that your company lasts over time, you should take care first of all of its economic sustainability.

Whether you have a medium or a large enterprise, or you are a small business, even with just one employee, the parameters to be considered, in order to ensure prosperity to your company, are the same and some of them may be a novelty or a surprise for you.

According to “The Sustainability Manifesto for Projects”:
Economic sustainability is long-term thinking in economic decisions to support the mission of the organization.
It is efficiently applying your available resources, and raising efficiency, and often effectiveness, over time, … It is increasing the economic well-being of the community and of society.
It is the transparent and optimal use of resources, able to generate growth without compromising the ability to produce in the future. It is about benefits in the long-term. It is about creating value through the supply chain and creating the conditions for a continuous stream of revenue without neglecting the other dimensions of sustainability
”.

This may seem a paradox, but, to ensure economic sustainability to your company, you should also consider some aspects that are not exactly economic.

The usual parameters taken into account in a corporate economic balance concern for instance: physical assets, depreciation, earmarking, liabilities, revenues, expenses, personnel, office, communications, services, contractors, consultants, furniture and furnishings, tax and financial expenses, sponsorship, cost of travel and accommodation, training and retraining of personnel, equipment, software, maintenance, cleaning, utilities (electricity , telephone, and the like), publications, rentals, leases, supplies, subscriptions, insurance, entertainment expenses, advertising and marketing, intellectual property, patents, trademarks, and so on.

Global sustainability adds other parameters to the above economic parameters, such as:

  • Efficient use of all resources that are used;
  • Support to the local economy;
  • Equitable distribution of revenues;
  • Widespread economic well-being.

A company can boost the local economy, using local suppliers and personnel. It can contribute to a fairer distribution of the profits, improving the global, that is environmental, social and economic, conditions of all stakeholders, and not just of a few in particular. It can do so either directly, through its own activities, or indirectly, financing infrastructures or services for the community. It can contribute to the economic well-being of society through a positive impact on local, regional and global economic systems. It can avoid the strain of its resources, being them material, economic or human. It can safeguard its material, human and economic capital.

In this way, it is possible to follow and to address the economic activity of a company as a whole and in its sustainability aspects, including the social and the environmental ones. They come to light, for example, risks and opportunities related to climate change; think about in recent years how many entrepreneurs have seen their businesses seriously damaged by flooding, overflowing,  and inundation. Economic impacts on society are highlighted, together with the contribution to the sustainability of the systems, in which the company operates. An enterprise can flourish and is in a lasting economic dynamic balance only if so are the contexts around it. An entrepreneur can act in an economically sustainable manner both inside and outside his or her company to his or her own advantage and benefit.

Revenues and good corporate reputation can be increased by investing in particular on the following factors:

  • Active and proactive involvement of all stakeholders;
  • Selection of suppliers weighted and based on multiple analysis criteria;
  • Empowerment and nourishment of human resources.

Stakeholders, who are of little economic weight but who are influential in the environmental or social field, could contribute with ideas and suggestions supporting the business growth. A careful choice of suppliers, not only more cost effective but more aligned with the strategy and with the global objectives of the company, could enhance its reputation and create unexpected synergies. Harmonious, united and creative human resources can bring new blood, new ideas, new solutions and new projects to be developed.

Many people think to start the introduction of sustainability beginning from the environmental side. It is not entirely wrong, but it is also not entirely correct. It would be preferable to start from the economic aspect to assure durability to their own company and to ensure a continuous flow of revenues, without which the company would cease to exist. Social and environmental aspects would anyway be developed as a consequence and at the same time, being them interconnected.

Only a holistic, that is comprehensive and not just economic, approach allows an entrepreneur to turn his or her eyes towards the future.

If you compare your company to a plant, you could also grow it in a desert, if you water and fertilize it, but if you want it to lushly develop, you have to build a garden growing around it.

Paola Morgese, PMP
Civil Hydraulic Engineer
M.S. Sanitary and Environmental Engineering
http://it.linkedin.com/in/ingpaolamorgese/en

http://www.facebook.com/manualeprogettisostenibili

Translation of the Italian blog post: Paola Morgese, La sostenibilità economica aziendale

 

 

How to save money and stay healthy with the vegan shopping

Perhaps not everyone knows that the best way to manage money is to invest the money and not to spend it.

A classic example to better understand this concept is that of the small bottle of water. It can happen to someone to often buy water in half-liter plastic bottles to drink when he or she is around, since they are practical, weigh little, take little space, and you can also keep them in your bag. Every euro spent for the little bottle, but sometimes they cost even more than one euro, is a  wasted euro, because you could bring water from home, or you could use public fountains to quench your thirst. Many little bottles purchased are many euros spent and not invested.

A better choice could be to reuse the same plastic small bottle several times, filling it at home before going out or recharging it at the street fountains. If the problem is to always have fresh water available, you could also buy a small cooler bag, spending about two euros, to contain the small bottle. If the problem is the chlorine, just let it evaporate for about ten minutes before closing the cap. If the problem is the hardness, that is the presence of calcium and magnesium in the water, think that for vegans water is a vital and non negligible primary source for assimilating calcium.

Plastic can be a health hazard, since it often contains a substance called BPA (bisphenol A), which is soluble in water (ref. 1) and which is released above all with heat, in fact it is not recommended to put plastic containers in the microwave oven or in the dishwasher. This harmful substance is also contained in the linings of some cans and could pass into the food. You could have undesired effects on behavior, on the health of brain and prostate gland in fetuses, infants and children. It could also result in an increase in blood pressure.

The wisest choice is to use a half-liter aluminum water bottle (five euros), which enters the small cooler bag (about two euros). This way not only you do not waste money on the little bottles, but also reduce pollution due to their production, their transport and their disposal or recycling, do not increase the greenhouse effect, do not feed climate change and, as a result, you reduce intensity and frequency of natural disasters. Moreover, you do not support the use of non-renewable resources, because plastic is a petroleum product, which is renewed in geological eras and that feeds wars.

Does it seem exaggerated to you? Perhaps it is for your single small bottle, but try to add up all those that you, your family, your friends, your acquaintances, your colleagues, and the strangers buy. Across the planet, they are several millions people, perhaps billions. This means investing well your money and invest in health, peace and collective well-being.

Another way to invest your money in health and well-being is buying vegan food. In the book of Simone Salvini “Cucina vegana” (Vegan Cuisine) (ref. 2) it is shown what you can buy, for instance, with about 20 euros. A carnivore could buy a kilogram (1 pound is about 0.45 kilos) of fillet steak. A vegan could buy a kilo of basmati rice (2.50 euros), a kilo of dried lentils (2.50 euros), a kilo of sliced bread (2 euros), a kilo of potatoes (1 euro), a kilo of zucchini (2 euros in the book, but here they cost 1 euro), a kilo of carrots (2 euros), a kilo of red tomatoes (2.50 euros), a kilo of apples (2 euros) and a kilo of oranges (2,50 euros), for a total expense of 19.50 euros.

If you could buy through the short supply chain, that is by selling directly from producer to consumer, you may have similar prices for the same products, but organic. An example of local sales, at zero miles, is that of Cortocircuito flegreo (Phlegraean short-circuit). This way you would invest the money in your health both directly, that is by feeding, and indirectly, that is drastically decreasing pollution due to transport of goods and to the use of hazardous chemicals. In addition, fresh products are tastier and keep all the nutrients better.

Vegan shopping can save money, can save pollution, can save suffering, protects investments, improves health, protects the environment, and contributes to global well-being.

And remember to bring your reusable cloth bag when you go shopping. 😉

Paola Morgese, PMP
Civil Hydraulic Engineer
M.S. Sanitary and Environmental Engineering
http://it.linkedin.com/in/ingpaolamorgese/en

https://sustainableprojectsblog.wordpress.com/
References

  1. http://www.mayoclinic.org
  2. Simone Salvini, Cucina vegana, Mondadori, 2012

Translation of the Italian blog post: Paola Morgese, Come risparmiare e mantenersi in salute con la spesa vegana

 

1984, the book symbol of manipulations

1984, the latest book of George Orwell published in 1950, is a complete example of manipulations on a small and on a large scale.

It is the first book that I read in English, in high school, and that I willingly reread. It is affected by the climate of the Second World War and is gloomy and distressing. It leaves no way out.

I recommend it to people, who want to learn more about the techniques used by those who want to manipulate us, and to people who already know them and want to refresh them. I do not recommend it to people who have recently realized to be at the mercy of manipulators, since it describes very well and amplifies the feelings and the emotions of those, who are under continuous control, and would only increase the suffering and the devastation.

For people, who have already read it and want to brush up their memory and for those who do not yet know it, below I will show some techniques, tactics and strategies used in the story.

To people, who prefer to read some examples about current and real events, I would suggest the post “Neolinguistica applicata” (applied neolinguistics) recently published in the blog of Ermete Ferraro.

So, the Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war. The Ministry of Truth manages news, entertainment, education and the fine arts. The Ministry of Love deals with espionage and torture.

The monitoring telescreens are everywhere, also inside private houses, they continually broadcast and always record, except in the dark (they had not yet invented infrared cameras, such as those that we have now, there were no drones, GPS, and not even the Internet).

Patriotism is strengthened creating enemies, also invented, to hate. Economic and social improvements are continuously propagandized in spite of the shortage of available goods and of the existing hardship. Thinking and intelligent people are “vaporized”.

Lies pass into history and become truth. The reality is controlled: “Who controls the past controls the future, who controls the present controls the past” .Knowledge must disappear. The literature of the past must be destroyed.

“War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength”. The creation of a new language (newspeak) serves first to change the meaning of the words ( “freedom is slavery” but also “slavery is freedom”), with the ultimate goal of completely deleting their concept (“freedom will be abolished”). No one will remembered anymore that it existed and what it was.

The proles (the proletariat) must only work and breed, must not have political ideas and must not get involved in politics. But they must be strongly patriotic to well accept sacrifices, hardships and longer and exhausting working hours. They must be controlled and must be kept busy with daily chores, gossip, films, beer, football, gambling, quarrels with neighbors, and must dream with lotteries.

The past and the external world exist only in the mind and the mind itself can be controlled. As an acquired habit, people do not show their feelings through the expression of their face. The work of the protagonist is to falsify articles, reports and documents for the Ministry of Truth. Books and history are rewritten, dates are altered and roads change names.

Fear and hatred are the only authorized and dominant emotions. People must always be kept on tenterhooks, they must not trust anyone and are deprived of their inner happiness. You do not know the addresses of the individuals, who, therefore, can be created from nothing or make disappear into thin air. Pure feelings do not matter.

The main character himself is so conditioned and accustomed that he accepts to combat hatred, lies and violence using hatred, lies and violence himself.

A hierarchical society is only possible if it is based on poverty and ignorance. Power can not remain in the hands of a small caste of privileged people if wealth is equitably distributed and if everyone can work for a few hours, can have enough to eat, can live in decent houses, and can afford to buy a car or even an airplane. It is a politic choice to keep people on the edge of poverty, because a general condition of scarcity increases the importance of small privileges and amplifies differences between social classes.

The word Science ceases to exist in order to arrest the progress. Independent thought must be extinct. The education of the proles must decrease in order to increase their ignorance. Laws must be deleted.

Doublethink is the core of this collective manipulation. When everything exists and the opposite of everything too, lies do not exist anymore and you can justify anything. Contradictions can coexist.

The main character will no longer be able to experience feelings such as love, friendship, joy of life, laughter, curiosity, courage, and integrity. He will be completely emptied and then filled with hate, fear, rage, and self-abasement.

The core reason of these manipulations is the desire to exert power over the body and the mind of other human beings, who must lose their personal identity. Power is not only obedience, it is inflicting pain and humiliation, is to tear human minds to pieces and to shape them again, it is generating fear, treachery and torment, it is trampling and being trampled upon, it is to be merciless.

In conclusion, 1984 exactly describes what happens to people, who allow themselves to be manipulated, and this is exactly the condition in which they are. Some people do not realize it, because of habit or for family, social and cultural conditioning. Some people realize it, but they can not or do not know how to react and continue to be hurt and to ill-treat themselves. Some people can not stand it anymore and, before being completely annihilated, find a way to get out. I talk about the infamous Room 101 in my book “Holistic solutions to emotional manipulation”. Anyway, reading books on manipulation is not enough and does not serve to get rid of it. The solution is only holistic.

A curiosity: George Orwell does not exist, it is a pseudonym. The real name of the English writer, who was born in Bengal, (1903 – 1950) is Eric Arthur Blair.

Finally, believe it or not, I found a beautiful phrase in this text: “If you loved someone, you loved him, and when you had nothing else to give, you still gave him love”.

Paola Morgese, PMP
Civil Hydraulic Engineer
M.S. Sanitary and Environmental Engineering
http://it.linkedin.com/in/ingpaolamorgese/en
http://www.facebook.com/soluzioniolisticheallemanipolazioniaffettive

References
Ermete Ferraro, Neolinguistica applicata, articolo del blog, 2016
Paola Morgese, Soluzioni olistiche alle manipolazioni affettive, CreateSpace, 2015
George Orwell, Nineteen eighty-four, Editrice Ferraro, Napoli, 1979

Translation of the Italian blog post: Paola Morgese, 1984, il libro simbolo delle manipolazioni

 

 

How to buy without being manipulated

Are we sure that everything we buy really serves us or matches our own needs?

And if, instead, someone had “addressed” us toward that particular purchase with some specific technique?

In my previous article “Look at the label” I described how words like “organic”, “eco”, “for children”, “vegetable” and “natural” are used to promote some products, which are not that way. But this is just deceitful advertising.

On the other hand, there are real techniques to capture customers, described in a large literature devoted to the subject. That is, sellers study how to manipulate buyers. They act for instance on our fears and on our insecurities. The fear of not having enough time, of not having enough money, of not being capable, or of being excluded, or of being abandoned.

There are levers, which are touched. They talk, for example, of the urgency lever, of the shortage lever, of the loss lever, or of the privilege lever. Or they use the upselling technique.

They could hurry you by imposing a time limit within you have to make the purchase (urgency). Or, they deliberately could limit the amount of items for sale, creating the need for you to buy, otherwise you do not find what you are looking for (shortage). They could bind a discount to particular conditions, giving you a sense of economic damage, if you do not take advantage of it (loss). They could offer you real or fictitious services or accessories, for which you are willing to pay much more, if compared to what is offered on an average to everyone (privilege). They could, immediately before clinching a purchase, suggest you to spend slightly more, in order to have additional features or accessories than that you had decided to buy (upselling).

If you think that you are in any of these circumstances, I would suggest you an action plan taken from my book “Holistic solutions to emotional manipulation”.

Do not stop at what others say you, even if they are friends or family members. The suggestions that come to you, even if not interested, however, are based on personal experiences and needs, which may not match yours. Always, make independent checks and cross-checks.

If you want, for instance, to buy a new car, do not buy the one that your friend likes, or would need, do not take the one that the seller suggests you and that, perhaps, has been failing to place for months. Instead, consult specific magazines, check the various opinions on the Internet, make road tests and, above all, prepare a list of your needs and of the characteristics and the requirements, which the car should have according to your personal needs. Bring it with you and re-read it before signing any contract.

Decide with your head and with your intuition, do not necessarily look for the approval or the consent of others. Learn how to know yourself well, to trust yourself, to not fear the judgment and the reactions of others. Take responsibility for your choices and stop blaming others.

In any case, reading books or articles about manipulation is not enough and does not help in getting rid of it. The solution is only holistic.

But, if you really have a very good product or if you provide a beautiful service, which could be of help to many people, how do you make sure that these people are able to find it and that they can buy it?

In this case it is important to promote it, to make it known, to publicize its benefits, for example for the health or for the environment, and to make sure that many people draw improvement and well-being from it. In this case, you certainly need some marketing techniques and strategies, which have nothing to do with manipulation. It is to deepen your knowledge in the trade field. And it is always in the literature of this particular sector, that it can be found. For instance, in the book that inspired this article and whose author makes available the first one hundred pages at no cost on the Internet.

Paola Morgese, PMP
Civil Hydraulic Engineer
M.S. Sanitary and Environmental Engineering
http://it.linkedin.com/in/ingpaolamorgese/en
http://www.facebook.com/soluzioniolisticheallemanipolazioniaffettive

References
Paola Morgese, Soluzioni olistiche alle manipolazioni affettive, CreateSpace, 2015 (soon available also in English)
Massimo Petrucci, Lead Generation – Tecniche di comunicazione e webmarketing, CreateSpace, 2016 (in Italian)

Note
Both the books are in Italian but, if you are looking for a business book in English, I would suggest you the following: Steve Olsher, “Internet Prophets”.

Translation of the Italian blog post: Paola Morgese, “Come comprare senza farsi manipolare

 

 

What manipulators do not do

This is what people, who really love you, do, and that manipulators will never do for you, spontaneously and without expecting anything, material or emotional, in return:

  • They care about you and assist you when you are sick;
  • They are at your side in difficult times;
  • They take care of what you care about, for instance children, pets, plants, house, and savings;
  • They make you feel safe, both physically and emotionally;
  • They  act responsibly in the economic field;
  • They rejoice at the time spent with you;
  • They get excited and support your dreams and your plans for the future;
  • They keep their word;
  • They listen to you and respond with understanding, sensitivity and affection when you tell them your concerns, your thoughts, your feelings, and your emotions;
  • They rejoice at your success;
  • They care about your happiness.

That is exactly what people, who unconditionally love you, instinctively do.

You may not know it, if you have not yet encountered them in your life.

If you start treating yourself that way, for the law of attraction or of resonance, you will surround yourself with people acting the same way and your life will improve. Sure, it will improve!

Paola Morgese, PMP
Civil Hydraulic Engineer
M.S. Sanitary and Environmental Engineering
http://it.linkedin.com/in/ingpaolamorgese/en
http://www.facebook.com/soluzioniolisticheallemanipolazioniaffettive

Translation of the Italian blog post: Paola Morgese, “Cosa non fanno manipolatori e manipolatrici