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4. Healing

  • Posted on September 27, 2016 at 9:36 am

Changing is not just changing the things outside of us. First of all we need the right view that transcends all notions including of being and non-being, creator and creature, mind and spirit.  That kind of insight is crucial for transformation and healing. 

Thich Nhat Hanh (Brainy Quote)

Right now, you may be shaking your head thinking to yourself; “WTF? : (What the Front door???) ”

I can understand that.  I have been researching the literature for years  on the topic of healing and what I was looking for, in the beginning,  was scientific data that made sense to me.  This stuff that I am going off about now…didn’t!  For the longest time I rolled my eyes at it; I shook my head and I closed the cover on it.  But it kept coming back to me in one form or another so I started to study it.  First in my own religious context…the bible.  Then I ventured out to other religious understanding beyond my small minded one.  The same principles kept coming up.  We are much more than body and mind.  We are spirit. It is that simple.  There is much more than the physical world we limit ourselves in.  There is a boundless and limitless universe that we are completely connected to through a Divine and powerful energy.

We are all capable of healing ourselves becasue of this energy.  This isn’t magic or witchcraft or new age nonsense…this is the truth.  Healing…true healing doesn’t occur on the outside …it begins with us taking on the “right view” and seeing things clearly. It begins with believing and then knowing who we are and what we are capable of.   Healing is not about curing suffering of the body or mind… it is about curing suffering in the entire world.  Healing is not about miraculously fixing what is broken…it is about miraculously waking up from a dream that things are broken and realizing that they aren’t. That’s all.

I am no expert here becasue I am still in the process of waking up.  It isn’t easy to become fully awake when the dreams I have dreamt my whole life have seemed so real to me.  Yet …something is waking me up and will keep shaking my shoulder and calling my name until the sleep is gone from my eyes and I can see clearly.  I will then see a world full of light, love and joy…free of all the suffering of nightmares. I will leave any of those dreams of pain and illness on the pillow where I laid my head and I will be well.   Well that is what I plan on.

Wellness is our view of the world and healing is the replacement of the perception, the “view”  of suffering for the knowledge of love and joy which is our birth right.  This knowing occurs below the surface of our life events and our body and mind.

All is well in my world.

oops!

  • Posted on September 26, 2016 at 10:44 am

An unedited version of my last entry just got sent to my subscribers…I apologize.  I had it complete but my revisions did not go through.  I had a rough weekend and was literally falling asleep in my chair.  d. was telling me to go lie down and I kept saying, “I have to finish…I have to do what I said I was going to do…”  I was ignoring my need to rest…just the thing I was going off about in the previous entry lol.  When will I ever learn?  After I rest…I will return and edit.  For now please bear  with my mistakes subscribers.  :)

3. Miracles

  • Posted on September 26, 2016 at 10:38 am

And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.

Mark 16: 17-18

 

Do you believe in miracles?  Have you ever experienced one or observed one?

What is a miracle anyway?   According to Dictionary.com, a miracle is an affect or extraordinary event that occurs in the physical world but that passes all natural laws and human explanation. Something great and wonderful and amazing happens but we cannot explain it with science or logistics.  We are left to believe it has a supernatural cause…coming from God.

I believe in miracles.  What I believe a miracle to be is a waking up to a truth long forgotten about who we are, where we come from and Who we come from.  Yes a miracle will  have a supernatural cause coming from God…becasue we come from God, our minds come from God and miracles are born in the mind.  In simpler terms…like all accomplishment on this earthly plain…miracles originate from belief. “And these signs will follow those who believe.”

Belief is a potent and powerful force within us.  If we believe we will not be able to achieve something…we will not achieve.  If we truly believe we will…and I mean truly believe in the very core of our subconscious mind …that we will, we will.

We have all heard of someone who overcame great obstacles to achieve what was believed to be impossible.  We say that was a miracle.  Then others achieve the same thing again and again and that impossibility becomes a definite possibility.  Why?  Because the belief that it can be done was passed on by witnessing a miracle. Miracles are crucial steps away from the thought of “impossible”.

So how do miracles play in terms of illness?  People have gotten better when there seemed to be no hope, when it was said to be impossible, when death seemed the imminent consequence.  How?  Because they or someone around them truly believed with all their heart that they would get better and they did.  Belief was the miracle.

I have written of the placebo and nocebo effect before.  A Nocebo creates an illness based on a belief that something will.  A Placebo ends the symptoms of an illness or cures an illness becasue the person who takes it believes that it will. It is not the agent or the therapy that makes a person better…it is the belief in its efficacy to do what we think it will do that creates the miracle as we know it.

Bruce Lipton, renown cell biologist and best selling authour of The Biology of Belief has proven through his work on  cell membranes that our beliefs can actually change our genetic makeup.  We are not at the mercy of genes and random disease…our genes and our environment, our very lives even,  are at the mercy of our belief.

When we believe something, the imprint of that is stored as energy in our subconscious mind away from our conscious awareness of it. It is a powerful energy.  If we believe we will get ill, we will.  If we believe we are ill, we are.  If we believe we can get well, we will.  If we believe we are well, we are. This is the miracle of belief.

Beyond belief there is a knowing…a knowing who we are beneath these bodies and minds we identify with  and from Whom we came.  That knowing is the one truth that wakes us up from all other beliefs.  If we knew that…truly knew who we were and what we were capable of we would see that we do not have to  believe the cures for illness will work becasue there is no illness. Cures are unnecessary. As are beliefs.  The greatest miracle is waking up to this knowing.

I believe in miracles.  Yet I am still struggling to believe my part in them.  I still do not see  who I am yet…completely and from Whom I came.  If I did …belief would not be necessary becasue I would know that truth and understand that power within me.  I would not get better per say…I would simply realize that I am well…that I was always well and all else was an illusion stored in my mind as a belief that no longer works for me…that never worked for me. The ultimate miracle comes in believing and then knowing the truth.  We are all capable of miracles.   We just know it yet. :)

All is well in my world.

 

Lipton Ph.D., Bruce H.. The Biology of Belief . Hay House. Kindle Edition.

A little more on Illness

  • Posted on September 26, 2016 at 9:05 am

Many illnesses are created through fighting against the cycles of low energy, which are vital for regeneration.  The compulsion to do, and the tendency to derive your sense of  self worth and identity from external factors such as achievement, is an inevitable illusion as long as you are identified with the mind.  This makes it hard or impossible for you to accept the low cycles and allow them to be.  Thus, the intelligence of the organism may take over as a self-protective measure and create an illness in order to force you to stop, so that the necessary regeneration can take place.

Eckhart Tolle ( The Power of Now)

 

Okay, I know what I write about is hard to swallow as it was for me in the beginning.  It still is at times.  When I am bent over in pain, like I was for many hours  this weekend, illness seems very very real…and my body seems to be the independent culprit. Seeing past my body; finding  “real life ” beneath my suffering is very hard to do.  Yet…in order to cope…I realize now that it is even more imperative that I seek what lay beneath my perception of pain and illness when I am in the height of symptoms. I also need to realize how I got to this point. I ignored my body when it cried out for rest and healing.

The chugging, sputtering and choking our vehicles sometimes do as we journey through life are not imminent signs of illness.  They are signs we need to slow down, rest and examine our lives.  They are signs that we need to re-balance and realign ourselves with what is really important.  They are signs we may need to heal at a level much deeper than the body.  Periods of fatigue, low energy, depression, anxiety, and discomfort serve a purpose in that they are telling us we need to heal.

Like many people I tend to want to “fight” my symptoms; push past them, to do something…anything instead of just accepting and dropping into them.  My perception of “illness” is a result of not allowing myself to be tired, to be depressed from time to time, to be weak, to be still.  I did not accept the low cycles of energy in my being that were there to rejuvenate and heal.  I thought low energy was” bad”  and even shameful.  I did not see it as the opportunity it actually was … a rest station to help heal me from trauma that was hiding in my core.  I pushed past it all a few too many times. I got sick.

Now I am realizing what sickness really is, in terms of thought energy and I seek what lay beneath it.  I am “stopped” and waiting for the regeneration to take place.

All is well.

2. Understanding what Illness Really is

  • Posted on September 25, 2016 at 10:52 am

For many people, illness-loss of health- represents the crisis situation that triggers an awakening.  With serious illness comes awareness of your own mortalitythe greatest loss of all.

Eckhart Tolle

We find our bodies/our vehicles of transport , one day,  failing to get us up those hills of life.  It takes more energy than we think it should to get our daily tasks done.  We feel pain whether it be emotional or physical.  We have a perception of suffering and place this experience under the label of illness.  We seek confirmation  from sources outside ourselves to confirm we are indeed ill.  Illness becomes the central focus of our lives. We begin to believe that that is all there is.

Most of us of us at one point in our lives have had this experience.  We have perceived ourselves to be acutely or chronically ill  and spent time and energy to have others support our perception. If they supported it, we felt relief and believed that what they gave us in the form of medication, treatment or referral  would help us in some way.  If they didn’t support our belief , we suffered alone, convinced we would never get better without that support. Illness than is a perception of suffering/ a belief in suffering  we want others to validate and confirm.  It is not just an individual perception but a universal one…(well if we want to get better  in this belief system…it is).

So what is illness? The on-line dictionary defines it as a “disease or period of sickness effecting the body or mind.” (https://www.bing.com/search?q=definition+of+illness&qs=n&form=QBRE&pq=definition+of+illness&sc=4-21&sp=-1&sk=&cvid=AAD1B13E4E634ACFB854DAE2E25D1974).  

Let’s take that definition apart for a better understanding  of what illness really is.

  • disease.  Without going into the pathophysiology understanding of the word what does disease mean? Dis-ease.  It is a lack of ease… A lack of the universal flow of grace and ease.  Things are no longer flowing the way they should. Wellness is a part of that flow.   Life has the appearance of being disrupted, blocked, made uneasy. We are perceiving an experience of being  uncomfortable in our own skin.
  • period of sickness.  Like most things in this world…illness is a period of something…meaning that it is temporary and will not last forever.  Either we will get better from it or we will die from it.  Either way, this particular bout of sickness will not last. All things in the physical world…even suffering…is temporary.
  • effecting the body or mind.  I believe illness is not effecting the mind but an effect of it and the body, which is under the control of the mind , is manifesting our “sick” perceptions about what is real in this world when we are ill.
  • body or mind…that is the key thing to look at when trying to get beneath illness to real life.  Body and mind are superficial, temporary tools used for a higher purpose.  Who we really are is much more than this.  We are the operators of these tools and once we learn to use them expertly we will be able to keep the universal flow going, wellness going.  There will be no illness.

According to ACIM Lesson 136, sickness is a defense against the truth.  It is not an accident.  “Like all defenses, it is an insane device for self-deception.” 2:3   Illness is something our ego uses to make us  forget who we really are, forget that we are the holders of the powerful tools of mind and body , forget  where we come from and Who is our power source.  Illness is merely a forgetting that we are more than these minds and bodies we identify ourselves with…much, much more. As long as we see ourselves as the vehicle  and not the driver, not the key that turns the car on…then we are at the mercy of random life events like illness.

Our ego gets lots of support in defense of the reality of illness. Most of us on this planet  identify with the body and mind.  Most of us see no escape from random attacks from this physical world and are constantly hyper-vigilant and defensive.  Most of us are afraid of getting sick and dying, feeling powerless to our fragility.  So when our bodies seem to chug and sputter we will more than likely get the confirmation that we are ill from others. We will get that support.  Our belief in illness will be reinforced. Sadly, by getting that well meaning support for the idea of illness, we will not get the healing we really need. For the healing comes in the knowing how much power we actually have…not in the reinforcement of the idea our bodies and minds are frail.

Illness is merely an illusion created by ego…a belief harbored way in our subconscious minds without much awareness from us…that we are weak, and frail and temporary because our bodies are.   Illness is not who we really are!

All is well in my world.