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Awaken Your Body’s Full Healing Potential

(Abridged from The Unlimited Potential Of The Human Being…)

The healing potential of the human being expands far beyond the world’s general understanding. Evidence can be found for this throughout all cultures and their related spiritual belief systems. Years ago, I was confronted with a serious health crisis that was unresponsive to both conventional and alternative medicine. As a result, I began to research and explore the realms of psychic healing, shamanism and deep meditation. I discovered fascinating examples of individuals who overcame “incurable” physical illness and extreme trauma with an open mind and a determined spirit. This inspired me to begin a journey inward through silence and meditation that led to the awakening of a primal healing force which lies dormant within the human being, waiting to be activated.

One incredible healing story which involved serious damage to the leg, especially caught my attention, because the neuro-muscular function of my own leg was severely affected by a condition diagnosed as reflex sympathetic dystrophy. The pain and dysfunction was spreading and had caused one of my calf muscles to become paralyzed. This story, reported in Psychology Today and Yoga Journal, was about a 21 year old man named Mitchell May, who was told by a team of UCLA surgeons that his leg was unsalvageable and must be amputated. During a head-on auto collision, May’s leg had been broken in 40 places and large chunks of muscle and skin were missing. His leg was deeply infected, his life was at risk and the doctors insisted that he would never walk on two legs again. May couldn’t imagine a life without his leg and refused to let the surgeons amputate. His mother contacted the parapsychology department at UCLA in a desperate attempt to find some other option and was put in touch with a healer named Jack Gray.

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Jack Gray was raised in the Jewish mystical tradition known as Kabbalah, and used energy healing, hypnosis, chanting and prayer to perform countless healings that were being researched at UCLA. He visited May in his hospital room daily for an entire year, performing energy healing on him and teaching him to enter altered states of consciousness through meditation and hypnosis. He taught May to direct energy through his body, to use active visualization, to leave his body consciously and to turn pain signals off with his mind. He also helped May to alter his belief systems that were causing blocks to his healing. He used techniques that drew upon “etheric forces” to generate matter in the form of new healthy muscle, nerve and bone tissue in May’s leg. 1 This regeneration of tissue, considered impossible by western science, was fully documented by X-rays and consulting medical physicians.2

After two years, May was able to walk again with a brace. He became Jack Gray’s apprentice, continued to learn and heal and eventually returned to hiking, dancing and rock climbing. In an interview for Yoga Journal, May described how this health crisis led him through a spiritual transformation as he explored a realm beyond regular physical perception. “We would work for hours on end in expanded states of consciousness… Jack exposed me to a field of energy that will almost burn you up if you don’t change. He had to teach me to deal with my fears, my ego games, so that I could enter that energy field.” 3 Jack asked May to carry on his teachings when he passed.  With a deeply personal experience of the extraordinary potential of the human being, Mitchell May emerged as a healer and teacher, helping thousands to expand their awareness and access their true healing potential.

Not long after I read Mitchell May’s story, my chiropractor told me about a highly respected shaman who was visiting from South Africa, named Dominique. She had a very busy schedule, was flying back home that Sunday, and I was unable to get in to see her. I went to bed that Saturday night feeling sad that I had missed the opportunity. Early the next morning, I woke up to my phone ringing. When I answered, there was a woman with a South African accent asking for me. She said “This is Dominique, I woke up this morning thinking that I was not going to see any clients before I fly home today, but your guides are here telling me otherwise. Can you get here soon?”

I arrived at the house where she was staying and found her in the front yard garden. She was a very healthy, beautiful woman in her late 40’s or early 50’s. She brought me into the house and began to tell me very specific details about my personal life and my past that she had no ordinary way of knowing. She spoke of my guides in the spirit world and how they wanted me to understand that this health crisis, was a blessing, that I would not have reached the goals that I had planned for this incarnation if I had continued on my path without it. She said that in the future, I would be writing. I asked her “about what?” She answered “It feels like you have a different way of doing things or a different way of thinking about things. You will be bringing through juicy information.” She noticed the expression of disbelief on my face, looked into my eyes very seriously and said, “You will be doing this. It may not be for several years, but you will be doing this.” Then she added, “Once you are able to shift your perspective, and see this deviation from your path as a blessing, rather than a curse, you will walk again without pain.” On my way home, I thought over every word she had spoken. I felt gratitude for her and for these “guides” who apparently had been observing the ups and downs of my life and were very interested in helping me navigate it all, but I still had no idea what I could possibly be writing about in the future. I didn’t like to write, I found it laborious…and I had no idea what this “juicy information” could be, but I was intrigued and I had a stronger sense of hope.

Motivated by my session with Dominique and by Mitchell May’s inspiring story, I committed to a daily self-hypnosis and meditation practice. Several months into this routine, I began to experience shifts in my awareness of my own nature. While meditating, my consciousness would temporarily exit the state of fear and hopelessness that I had become accustomed to during my health crisis, and expand into a realm where I felt absolute peace, contentment and a sense of the vast, powerful and eternal nature of my soul. At this stage of my path, a holistic practitioner who had studied under Hawaiian medicine women was explaining to me the concept of “shamanic soul retrieval” and spoke the right words to me at just the right time. She said, “The medicine women told me that every part of your body has its own consciousness or its own soul, even the little finger.” The idea suddenly occurred to me to experiment while in a deep state of meditation, by talking to my leg as if it were its own being, with its own consciousness who could hear and understand me.

That same night, after shifting into an altered meditative state, I began my first conversation with my leg. In my mind, I talked to it compassionately, the same way I would to someone I loved who was suffering. After about one hour of this focused communication, tissues suddenly and boldly began to move and glide under my skin, peeling apart layers of scar tissue. Nerves vigorously fired through the area, ordering my calf muscles to respond with flexion and extension exercises. Strong waves of energy that felt raw and primal rushed through my body – something I had never felt before. Lying there in my bed, stunned by these sensations and physical reactions, I thought “This is it! This is what Dominique was talking about!” I chose to fully surrender to the experience. The process carried on for what seemed like more than two hours, and I began to feel tired and hungry. I took a deep and reverent breath before standing up, anticipating what it would feel like to walk on this newly reorganized leg. As I walked to the kitchen, the function and strength of my calf muscle was dramatically improved. After a series of these conversations, I was able to completely restore normal function to my leg. From the first moment this powerful healing force awakened within my body, I knew that I would be sharing this story with others who were ready to realize their own innate healing abilities. I continued to explore the fascinating realm of deep meditation and eventually shifted my professional focus to hypnotherapy and meditation instruction.

Recently, I came across another amazing healing story on Huffington Post. The article stated that Phakyab Rinpoche, a high ranking Tibetan Buddhist lama, had developed gangrene in his leg while imprisoned in China for his religious beliefs. He eventually escaped to India, then emigrated to the United States. Orthopedic surgeons in New York City told him that the infection was too severe and his leg must be amputated. Rinpoche asked his mentor, the current Dalai Lama for guidance before going forward. The Dalai Lama instructed him to reject the surgeon’s advice and instead practice the tsa lung form of meditation he had learned in the monastery, and to use certain mantras and visualizations. Rinpoche practiced these techniques for twelve hours each day. The black liquid that was oozing from his leg gradually turned cloudy, he experienced bruising and swelling and a temporary increase in pain. After nine months, the liquid flowing out of his wounds turned from cloudy to clear, and the swelling diminished. After twelve months he was able to walk without crutches, the gangrene was cured, and as an additional benefit, the Rinpoche’s diabetes and tuberculosis were now gone as well. Because Gangrene infection of this severity cannot be cured by the western medical approach, researchers at New York University asked Rinpoche to allow them to run tests on him to learn more about his surprising recovery. Phakyab Rinpoche plans to soon publish a book describing his remarkable healing journey. 4

Through my own experience, I learned that we don’t need to have direct access to the Dalai Lama, or to rare healers like Jack Gray in order to develop this extraordinary human ability. In each of these unusual cases, a type of spiritual protocol was followed to activate the body’s intelligent and dynamic healing response. The learned ability to enter deep states of meditation is foundational. In the beginning stages of meditation our brainwaves gradually slow down into brainwavechart4what is called an alpha brainwave state, associated with relaxation and enhanced creativity. If we dedicate ourselves to this practice, by setting aside time every day, we are able to eventually slow our brainwaves down further into a theta state. In this state, our mind experiences deep silence and our brainwaves harmonize with the resonant frequencies of nature and with the creative force of the universe. 5 Then, this altruistic creative force flows through us more smoothly and gives power to our good intentions. We can harness this benevolent energy and focus it through the use of mantras, through creative visualizations or through a sincere and respectful conversation with our physical body. This ability to gather the forces of nature, and direct them, is available to anyone who chooses to explore their own innate potential by going within through disciplined meditation. Here, we reconnect with our source and capture a glimpse of the memory of our true nature – the memory that we are eternal, that all is well in the universe, and that we enter this physical world to explore, to develop, to create, to love and to be helpful to each other. According to ancient spiritual philosophies, the discovery and right use of our creative power is the main purpose of being human. When we direct this power toward the progression of our skills, overcoming personal challenges and toward being helpful to each other, we assist the creative evolution of the universe.


Riding the Storm: Does the Sun Trigger Hurricanes and Mass Shootings?

(You can read the full unabridged version of this article here.)

What do the activities of our sun have to do with the increase in extreme weather, public scandals, mass tragedies and social unrest that we are experiencing here on earth? According to indigenous and shamanic belief, and their understanding of life and the universe… everything.

Each time I travel to the Southwest, I happen to cross paths with a different, indigenous Indian man who teaches me about this period of accelerated change and instability. The indigenous people of our land have valuable insight to share with us. Their oral traditions, passed down from generation to generation have long forecast this period of instability as part of a repeating cycle, which their ancient ancestors have lived through before. This cycle involves our sun’s natural rhythms as it journeys around the galaxy, and the simultaneous maturing process of human beings within this solar system. According to indigenous and shamanic belief, the adventures and affairs of our sun get reflected on every level, from the geography and weather of the Earth, to our social structures and the activity of our individual brains — the way we think and interact with each other, and our transition, disruptive and tumultuous as it may be, into a new era.

Through conversations with members of the Hopi and Pueblo tribes of the Southwest and with shamanic practitioners trained within the Pacific Northwest tribal traditions, I have come to the following understanding of their views on this dynamic phase that we are moving more deeply into. All the stars in our galaxy are flowing in a channel of energy that travels out from the black hole in the center of the Milky Way. This energy contains the electromagnetic spectrum, and also other dimensions of energy that cannot be measured by our scientific equipment. Shamans describe this energy as a hum or harmony. They call it “the sound of creative intelligence and love”. It can serve as an organizing force or a disruptive force, depending on how particles or beings (stars, planets, and people) are relating to it.

Our sun belongs to a group of local “brother stars” that orbit around the center of the galaxy together. As these stars pass through different regions of the galaxy, they encounter clouds of cosmic energy that vary in intensity and frequency. This causes a “push and pull” cycle… the brother stars either gather together or disperse as they traverse the changing galactic terrain. This activity correlates well with our scientists’ understanding of open star clusters.1 The concept of intelligent energy flowing out from the center of our galaxy is similar to our scientists’ view of quasars.2 And astronomers have actually found evidence for sound waves that travel out from supermassive black holes.3

Quasar © NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

A simple analogy for our sun and its brother stars traversing the galaxy together, could be a group of kayaks floating down a river. The river is the energy flowing from the center of the galaxy and the kayaks are the stars. When they approach eddies in the river, which represent different clouds of energy, the kayaks may disperse or collect in order to navigate them.

Our sun at this time is experiencing a “waning phase”, where it is more isolated from its brother stars.  While less stimulated by the proximity of the other stars, our sun’s energy-generating proclivities are decreased. Like a human, who becomes isolated, it shifts from an extroverted mode to an introverted mode. The sun, as an energy construct, has two modes of operation: it is projecting energy out or sucking energy in. It sucks energy into itself through vortexes referred to as sunspots. There is more to sunspots than current scientific theories explain. While they do involve higher concentrations of electromagnetic energy around their rims on the sun’s surface, in their centers they are funneling energy inward toward the center of the sun. When sunspots appear to be shrinking on the outside of the sun, they are simultaneously ballooning deeper inside. They act like drains or back doors to solar flares.

Sunspots © NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Scientists observe the affects that Solar flares have on the earth’s electromagnetic field. They underestimate the significance of the sunspots, which have a much stronger impact on us. The indigenous people’s ancestors taught that the earth’s weather, geography, and atmosphere are first and foremost, dictated by the sun’s weather. There is an energy equation between the sun and the earth. The sun, containing over a million times the mass of the earth, is the far more dominant part of the equation. As sunspots suck more energy into the sun during its waning phase, they pull energy from the earth’s surface. This causes an inflammatory response on the earth.

I will use the analogy of Chinese cupping therapy to describe this reaction. Acupuncturists use round glass cups and heat them with an open flame to create a vacuum effect. They then quickly place them on the patient’s body in strategic locations. The cup sucks the surface tissues up inside of itself.  The skin, fascia, and muscle tissue get stretched and pulled up into the cup. This releases tension and scar tissue, while also stirring the circulation of blood and lymph, and the flow of life force energy through the acupuncture meridians of the body. The increased blood flow turns the skin red at first, then leaves a blue or brown bruise as toxins rise up to the surface.

Chinese Cupping Therapy ©Dreamstime

When one, or one hundred sunspots, known or unknown to man, have this sucking effect, energy is pulled from the surface of the earth, and the earth begins to react, all the way to its core. The earth’s weather, crust, water and lava flow patterns, and the earth’s own acupuncture meridians or ley lines are all affected. It upsets systems and patterns. It brings things to the fore that were usually in the back; it pushes things to the back that were usually in the front. This gets reflected on every level. We will see a “break up” in the physical earth and weather, and in how humans think, feel, behave and interact. This will cause a break up in social structures that have become restricting. Hidden information will surface, and there will be a break up of the groups of people who have been in power behind the scenes. This process is already accelerating. During the past year, extreme weather and internal conflict within our nation have noticeably increased.4 A stream of people in politics, Hollywood and business, have been exposed for misconduct.5 The New York Times has released teasers about our government’s involvement with the u.f.o. phenomenon. 6 And continuing research into ancient monuments like Gobekli Tepe has revealed that advanced civilization on earth existed much earlier than previously conceived.7

While solar flares produce a surge of energy, sunspots involve a powering down of energy. This oscillation of the sun, the surging highs and sucking lows of this solar activity during the sun’s waning phase, also affects our brains and our moods. Our brains run on electrical impulses, so they are pulled or pushed by the electrical weather of the sun. Some of us will experience more inspiration, creativity and expansive thought, while others may feel overwhelmed and begin to focus on negative thought patterns. Those with mental illness are especially susceptible to more extreme behavior as the “weather of their brain” reacts to the dramatic weather of the sun. Recent mass shootings by those with pre-existing mental health conditions are an example of this. For each of us, it will become more important to recognize how the thoughts or perspectives we choose, lead to the emotions we feel. Our thoughts and emotions emit energetic frequencies that either assist and harmonize with the flow of creative, intelligent energy, or resist it. As we exercise our free will over our thought patterns, each one of us will either contribute to the collective fear, sorrow, and anger… or to the compassion, innovative problem solving and progressive change of this solar cycle. Individually, we will choose where we will direct our thoughts, emotions and actions.

So, where did the ancient indigenous ancestors gain so much knowledge about this cycle of our sun and how it influences us and our planet?  They say that they lived through this same waning phase of the sun before. Near the peak of this previous inflammatory process on the earth, when weather conditions were approaching their most extreme, they were visited by beings from other solar systems. These “star beings” used inter-dimensional travel, had advanced understanding of this galaxy, and came to earth to help our species survive. They brought some of the indigenous tribes down into caverns within the earth to wait out the “storm”. These visitors used technologies to build cities and grow gardens underground. In some locations, certain tribes lived under the earth for centuries. Legends about ancient underground cities exist in many cultures around the world.

Star Beings depicted in ancient nomadic rock art. Horseshoe Canyon, Utah ©John Fowler, via Creative Commons 2.0

Today, shamanic practitioners maintain communication with their ancient ancestors and these star beings by adjusting the frequency of their brainwaves. Through deep meditation and shamanic drumming practices they are able to enter altered brainwave states and receive telepathic information from these beings. The message that they share with us during this time is…

  • All stars and planets are conscious beings who serve as members of the universal guidance system that assists us with the evolution of our own consciousness.
  • Every time our solar system experiences this part of its natural cycle, where it is waning and less influenced by the universal energy of cohesiveness, all social structures that have become restricting to our spiritual growth… to our increasing awareness of our purpose in the universe, will begin to crumble. Increased chaotic activity around the earth is going to reveal that the old way of doing things and thinking about things will no longer work. More frequently, we will wake up to some new disaster or scandal being reported. The need to donate time or money to a relief effort or to stop some kind of social injustice will become constant.
  • This need is an indication that as a species, we are meant to raise our mindset and participation on this planet to a level where every day we go out into the world, thinking not only of maintaining our own well-being, or that of our family’s, but also of using our talents, skills and resources to help the world in broader ways.
  • This break down is an opportunity for a re-organization of our minds and our civilization. Bureaucratic systems will not have efficient response times, assistance or remedies available, so the local communities will need to band together and govern themselves more independently. As hidden information continues to be revealed to the public, it won’t be practical for everyone to adhere to the old established thought or order anymore. We will have to decide what rules and beliefs no longer make sense, change what we will and won’t do, and change what we think is possible and what isn’t.
  • We graduate to a higher level of consciousness as we demonstrate that we are understanding how to work with the earth and each other. We are advised to develop a heart-centered, cooperative relationship with the earth as she goes through this tumultuous period. Rather than forcing our own agendas, we are meant to move and change with the earth. For example, if a certain location on the earth is becoming too hot and dry, leading to repeating wild fires or difficulty maintaining life, humans can cooperate with the earth by relocating their communities. Or, if people in a city are noticing that the smog is leading to health issues, this is a sign that the earth is not prioritizing the detoxification in that area, she is focused on other things. If the people want to continue living in that city, they can prioritize evolving transportation in their local area to reduce air pollution.

As we learn to be practical, to help each other, to respect the wisdom of nature and to have a more open view of the universe, we open the “doors” for these star beings to come and interact with us again in helpful and tangible ways. The higher vibration of our collective consciousness will send out a signal, as if to say “we are ready now to talk to you, and we won’t destroy ourselves or you if you come.” These star beings, the indigenous people say, are deeply invested in our spiritual development. They consider us to be their descendants and themselves to be our “very ancient” ancestors, so their karma is directly tied in with our own. As we broaden our minds and graduate to this higher level of maturity, they will be able to participate with our community, teach us about the universe and help us to connect more deeply with the spiritual dimension of life.

(You can read the full unabridged version of this article here.)

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