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There's a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem (2001) Discuss

chris knight

28-04-2004 17:52:47

Post your reply to this thread if you'd like to share your thoughts, opinions or questions about Wayne Dyer's There's a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem book that he wrote in 2001.

UPDATE This topic was viewed so many times, that I thought it deserved a forum of its own. Enjoy and add your thoughts... 8)

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Ron

30-04-2004 09:59:10

In the introduction to this book, Wayne lists 10 points concerning his message in the book. Number 10 is about illusions. He states "...illusions are nothing more than mistakes in our thinking and like every error they dissolve when put face to face with the truth." So if we believe this statement then we see everything in our world as nothing more than a thought we are holding in our mind. And the mistake we make is believing that what we think we see is real - we give it value. If we adopt this belief, then all sickness would also have to be seen as but an illusion as well, and any and all cure would be but to say it is a mistake and we wish to think differently. Are you comfortable with this? Is it part of your everyday thoughts? Remember that if you believe that what you see is an illusion, then everything you see is an illusion. It does not apply to some thoughts and not to other thoughts.

Namaste - Ron

Ron

01-05-2004 12:03:54

“Your peace is between you and God. Period. It is not between you and anyone else, or any set of circumstances, as difficult as that is to accept sometimes. When people say to me, “How can you possibly be at peace in a nonpeaceful world?,” I always answer them that inner peace is just that, inner, not outer. You must come to the point where you bring your peace to everyone and everything, rather than attempting to secure it from outer experiences.”

Have you discovered yet that nothing exists out there, and everything which is real is within. When I experience peace within me, I can easily extend peace to all I look upon. Is there a difference between love and peace?

Namaste - Ron

berlin

01-05-2004 22:18:16

Hi Ron,
Interesting subject...to me, the word "real" has meaning while we are living in this physical plane, but in the larger sense, of course none of this is real. Everything we "see" around us was once just someone's thought that they made real (real meaning it can be detected by our human senses while we are in a physical body). Just another of the dichotomies of life on earth...my 2 cents in the mix!

Peace,
Berlin

berlin

01-05-2004 22:26:25

Hello again Ron,

All I can say is from my own life, I've experienced love without peace, but never peace without love. Perhaps others have different views...I'd love to hear them!

Peace,
Berlin

Ron

03-05-2004 16:15:43

Berlin - thanks for your responses. Could you please explain more how you experienced love without peace?

Namaste - Ron

berlin

03-05-2004 19:55:12

Hi Ron,
I've thought about it more since I wrote my last response, and I think I can tie my "love without peace" experiences mostly to work. I teach in public school, where I find it relatively easy to remain in a state of love, but peace? Hardly a day goes by that my inner peace isn't damaged, requiring sometimes hours of repairs. Yep, I'm in the wrong job, and have known that since day one. (Why I'm still in this job is a topic for another group, lol...perhaps I should start a topic "Obstacles That Boggle My Soul and Defy Logic" ? )

Another way to phrase it...I know my heart is in the right place, and even when it is, I have lost my sense of peace due to circumstances or stress at work. But that is still preferable to years ago, before I was able to maintain a state of love, because there was never any hope of peace without that. Now, if I can learn to maintain unshakable peace!

What do you think, Ron? Or anyone else?

Peace,
Berlin

Ron

03-05-2004 20:17:08

Berlin - I asked a tough question (I thought) and you answered with even a tougher response (I also think). Good response! But (and there are always buts, right?) going back to the question about love and peace being the same - are they or are they not. I often times remember Wayne's comment about going to bed in a state of bliss instead of being "pissed." Being in a state of bliss means having thoughts of love (my opinion). Being in a state of peace also means having thoughts of love. I am truly estatic that you are a teacher who loves what she does. But if you find it "relatively easy to remain in a state of love" then I would guess your ego does not like you being there - so what is presented to you to self-destruct your happiness? Ego says you are not at peace! Ego, not able to understand love, knows only that love is a "dirty-four-letter word" to it and does not want to ever use it. Now you could well be in the "wrong job" but not if you love what you do. You have a gift and you share this gift each and every day with young minds. You teach a lot from text books but I would guess the greatest teachings are those presented to your class by you - by who you are and how you act. I doubt very much you do not demonstrate love in your classrooms. And just pause somewhere in your day - right now perhaps - and think back to your day and see that you had an experience of peace and it was taken from you but something you allowed to happen. If your heart - your soul - is in the right place, then the body is where it belongs as well. Wayne has a lot to offer us about stress - and none of it is about how to manage it - but how to drop it from our lives. My quickest way is a moment of silence - one deep breath with a thought of love and I am relieved. Love and peace are not only compatible, but for me, they are but one and the same. There are only two things in our world - love and fear - with love being real and fear only an illusion. With a thought of love held within your mind - you are at peace - you blessed - you are experiencing God.

Namaste - Ron

berlin

03-05-2004 21:17:12

You write fast, Ron! D
I want to clarify one thing--I do not love teaching. Every part of me knows, and has always known, that teaching is not for me. I perform the duties of it with love, and yes, that does make a difference. But I was never "called" to it, as some people are. (If I explained how I got into it, you'd no doubt understand...but everyone from my own students, colleagues, and the Dalai Lama has told me to "Just get out of it!")

To be honest, I do not have a moment, nor do I have silence at work. I meditate every morning, and meditate when I come home. I find balance and peace within my grasp except when I am at work.

Hey, even Wayne left the public school teaching profession! lol

I have no justification for staying, no excuses. Intellectually I understand very well that I have chosen it, that I am choosing to remain, and that my best and only resource is myself for getting out of it. What can I say, some people face challenges with addictions, relationships, finances...my Goliath has been career. I've learned to make the best of it, and to serve others while doing it (and I agree that's great!), but I'm holding myself and my potentials back in the process. These things I just KNOW.

The greatest Buddhist teacher I ever had advised me that I will see my path when I am ready to see it, and that there will be no effort in following it when I am ready. Guess I'm not ready. Furthermore, if I had all the answers, I wouldn't be reading so much of Wayne and others, would I?

Thanks Ron for prompting me to put it all in words. But back to the original post, I can still be full of love and physically shaking from frazzled nerves...lots of love, but needing a refill of peace. And I so appreciate peace when I've achieved it again!

Peace to you, by the way, )
Berlin

Ron

04-05-2004 09:19:47

Strictly my feelings here but I feel (perhaps judging) that you are on the edge of a major step on your spiritual path. You are about to step beyond what you know to that which is yet to be shown to you. A couple of reasons Although people, including the Dalai Lama, have told you to change professions, you are still there. Until you love what you do - truly love - you will be unable to find what you are looking for in some other line of work. You may not think of yourself as "chosen" for this, but you did choose this somewhere along the path. What is it exactly that you find so discomforting in your work? And perhaps the problem is with the word "work." Many people have an idea that work is not a career - not a labor of love - but a task that must be done - "I do this in love but I don't like it". Perhaps teaching is for you, but not where you are at - or not what you teach. You say you have no "justification in staying" and yet there you are. What is holding you? I'm sure you have thought about this many times. Do you journal on it? Often times this will bring to light what the problem really is, and not what we think it is. And is not a problem but a thought that we have in which we see conflict? And to see beyond the problem means we change our mind about how we see it? And perhaps your path is being presented to you, but you have not open your eyes to it - seeing it for what it is. What potential are you holding within you that you are not letting out? For what purpose are you saving it? It is like your truth within you - it is to be given to others - to yourself first and then shared with all. And ask yourself why you feel you are not ready? What fear is holding you back? In your opening yourself here, you may be able to see what it is you are hiding from you. The peace you seek is there now for you. Take it and revel in it. Of course to have peace, you must first drop some baggage - a satchel of fears. We have all done this with the result of peace being experienced. And of course, we have all picked up more baggage afterwards and continue to drop it and pick it up again. But that is our humanness. What we hold within us is beyond all that. You are ready to let go of yours, at least I feel you are. The peace you give to us is also flowing back to you. Accept it as your gift to you.

Namaste - Ron

berlin

04-05-2004 16:52:46

Hi again Ron,

I truly appreciate that you've put so much thought into your responses, particularly to a stranger...I noticed you've started interesting discussion questions all over the board. I guess you're like me in that you'd like to see people joining in and talking. Wouldn't that be great?

Never in my life have I ever wanted someone else to be right about me more than in your last post! True, the past few years I have felt that slow surge of energy building that usually implies a major change of some sort.

"Satchel of fears", eh? Good imagery. And right on target. Care to share more of your baggage theory? Metaphors like that must come from experience, after all...have you had similar obstacles in parts of your life?

Thanks again for listening and sharing your ideas!

Peace,
Berlin

Ron

04-05-2004 17:13:20

I don't have an abundance of time right now but here is a post from a while ago to another board - perhaps it may help in your imagery

Did you ever think of yourself and your life compared to a train? You are the engine and all the cars are your thoughts. You pull all this around with you constantly, but did it ever occur to you to stop the train long enough to let go of the outdated cars? Some of them you have been hauling around since childhood, and your reason for doing this is what? If you continue to look over the cars you are hauling, you will see that the last car is the caboose. Now a plan might be to eliminate all the cars between you, the engine, and the caboose. What you would see then is a beginning and ending. And just think how easy you could go through life without hauling all the old cars around.

I have a feeling that you will hearing from others also and yes, I would like to have many others join in the board. And one last thing - you are not a stranger for we are but all one here and everywhere.

Namaste - Ron

wjimmyjames

05-05-2004 17:50:02

Hi Berlin & Ron,
The discussion is interesting, and I posted a reply last night, but I made an error, but not really, so I remembered later. Everything is meant "to be". We are all in the exact place we are needed to be at that moment. Berlin, you are a teacher, I gather, and that is what you are meant to be at this moment. What you do with it, is based upon your intent and passion. I have been in a similiar place a while back, and what I needed to do was find out why or what lesson I needed to learn there. Or what is my passion. I found out that there was some aspects of my job, that I loved doing, and that was the creation side. Berlin, I see in you, as working with children, as being a co creator. You are helping create the future. Is that a possible passion?
We are each where we are at so we can learn our lessons, so we can move on to next lesson, and we are all teachers to each other so we can help the other person that crosses our path learn their lesson as well. Did you ever look at what led you to be a teacher, and why you were intentionally led down this path, even though you say otherwise. I think it was more that just being a job when you needed/wanted one. For me, I was headed towards a different career, and one winter I helped a friend build a church. And thru that experience, I found my passion for 20 years of carpentry. Then another door opened, and a new passion was revealed, after it was evident, a career path change was needed. The spirit provided exactly what was needed, at the exact time, that I needed it. But, when I look back over the years, I came to the exact place I intended to so long ago.
Namaste - Jim

berlin

06-05-2004 23:13:43

Nice to meet you Jim,

I'm so impressed with the thoughts you and Ron have presented here, and I thank you for taking the time to discuss them.

I know precisely what led me into teaching, and in hindsight, I admire the courage I had to make that choice. I grew up being sexually abused (my older sister did not escape our house until she was 30) and I was determined to get out and survive on my own at age 18. I had 2 resources. 1) I was very good in school, although I had difficulties staying awake for it because of the late night abuse going on at home. 2) From ages 12-18, I had been employed as a ballet teacher's assistant, and finally a ballet teacher. I put those together, managed to get full scholarships to college, and got the degree that gave me the most confidence and comfort at that time. I was certain I would always be able to find work, support myself, and live far away from my abusers with a teaching certificate.

And I was right about that.

My passion, however, is writing. I have had some success with it, and I have an agent. My work is receiving almost the same reviews from potential publishers...in a nutshell, almost good enough. (And I can see that in my work myself, once I have some distance from it...and I'm grateful for the criticism! Writing is a craft as well as an art, I love working on my skills.)

What all of that has told me, is what you and Ron have said, in a way. There is something else I have to learn or break through. And true, there has been a reason for where I am, and I don't regret any good that has come from my years as a teacher. I am the current Teacher of the Year in my school (a high school), and that was an unexpected honor that proved to me that working with love regardless of circumstances makes an impression. So I know that I cannot think of my years in this profession as a waste, because I can see over time how it has effected some lives for the better.

I'm sure that fear is a large factor, as well as exhaustion from the job itself. However, I have not forgotten that whatever courage I found at age 18 to assert myself from a world where I had no value to anyone (or so I thought) and re-make my life into something productive is still in me somewhere. Lately, my meditations have led to thoughts of surrender...and perhaps that is the most courageous thing I could do. Wayne has always described it so beautifully (as well as other authors I read), and it is something that a person like me (meaning I like having my hands on the reins 24/7) has a hard time doing.

We'll see, won't we. ?

Again, I appreciate the thoughts. I'm also halfway through reading The Power of Intention, and a lot of that is addressing my problem.

Peace,
Berlin

Ron

07-05-2004 08:35:37

Berlin - as I read your post I am reminded of the saying When the pupil is ready, the teacher appears. And so we are ready for you. In you, in your fears, we all relate to ourselves. You remind me of my favorite thought of life - that we are like a caterpillar who changes into a butterfly in the darkness of its own choice. Can you see yourself cracking the cocoon a bit right now? More on that later.

You are teaching because you are in your right and perfect place - as you are right now on this board also - as I am. Dyer often talks about our stepping away from ourselves so that we can get a better look - have you done that recently? The love you express that you teach with is the love that you are in truth - it is unconditional love - no strings attached love. And you moved from a past to where you wanted to be, and yet happiness is not yours to experience.

You are farther along your writing career than I - you have an agent - I am still trying to go through my fears of presenting myself and expecting rejection. But I am working on it, and my ego is also working against it - there in is the struggle of life that we all have in common.

Congratulations on the honor of being the Teacher of the Year! Now you can feel that you are indeed where you are to be at the present time. And as you move on, you will encounter the word "surrender" that you have mentioned. Surrender does not imply a weakness or a giving up or a quitting attitude. Surrender is simply giving over to God what we think we see as impossible situations. And the only thing God does with all of this is to show how to see the situations differently. It does not take courage to surrender - it only requires willingness on your part. All the other words are just from ego holding you back.

And speaking of "back" - you are carrying a past around with you that is no longer required for your present daily living. You are not what you were, you are what you have forever been - a child of God. You experienced abuse from an individual who did not know how to love - who never knew a different show of affection - who called for love in every action. That person had only fear within them - love was a foreign four letter word they knew nothing of. But that was then and this is now - the only place you are in - the now. Peel those labels you have placed upon yourself from a past that has long been over. Cast aside the thoughts of anger, hatred, and fear that are held within you and allow the love you practice everyday to pour forth from you. Perhaps this is what is holding you back from your next step - this is what is blocking your path to continue.

Now back to the cocoon - I watched several people on other boards go into their "shells" - experience the darkness within - and then emerge from them as the most beautiful "butterflies" - the most beautiful people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. And so, perhaps this is where you are at. You are in your cocoon - you have seen and experience the darkness within you - and you have also seen a glimmer of the light waiting for you when you decide to break out. Outside of your cocoon is the light you seek - the light of your truth - the light and love of God. And also outside your cocoon is all of us waiting for you to show everyone what "rebirth" or "resurrection" is all about. Like a Phoenix coming from the ashes, so you come from the darkness of a past - long gone and now ready to be cast aside - to the light you are.

I hope that somewhere within all these words is a little help for you - I know I have found it there as well. Just a closing thought - have you ever read or know of A Course in Miracles? Wayne is a student of it for many years and often quotes it in his books.

Again, thank you for being on my path - I know you are here for a reason.

Namaste - Ron

P.S. - just a note on "Jim" - I know this beautiful soul personally and he is a living, breathing example of unconditional love be alive!

wjimmyjames

07-05-2004 16:59:06

Berlin,
You have achieved a great deal, and I am honored to meet you. I am also honored and humbled by Ron's comments. He has been and always will be a teacher of mine. It is like getting an A+ from the teacher on a written exam.
You have given a lot and a lot is given to you, and congratulations on the Award. That alone says you have given and helped create the now. Both Ron and you have great gifts of being able to write, and express your thoughts in printed world. That is an art, craft, and gift. Follow your intent, and you will receive the fruits of your visions.
I agree with Ron on the past, and I also understand the issues. I, came from a dysfunctional family, though in a different area, but the traits and effects do spill over into life. But, then my oldest son put into words that gave me an "ahah" moment - in a comment to his wife. She asked him, if he would change anything in his life. His instant answer was "No' as it might cause the now to change" He was celebrating his past, with all of the issues, pain, etc that gave him the now. I also realized at that point, that my past, led me to that moment, as well as this moment. I would not change a thing, as I have met new friends and gained new insights into life and spirit. But, also the past is my own story, as well as yours, and we have the ability of changing our minds and the future.
Life and all in it, are all the result of cause and effect, an immutable law. What is thought now, will affect our visions of life.. Throw a rock into a lake, and create ripples. What I do now in my thoughts, will bring me new "now moments" to embrace and cherish. What happened many years ago - today is the result - the gift. Sometimes it is hard to behold, but without my story as well as your's and Ron's, this story/now would not be.
Namaste - Jim

berlin

07-05-2004 21:14:52

Hi Jim and Ron,

So you guys know each other already? Y'know, we should have something like a meet'n'greet area on this forum...here I am baring my soul, and I feel like I'm getting beautiful responses from a gray haze!

I couldn't agree with you more, Jim, that all we go through in our pasts creates our circumstances...and no, I wouldn't change it, either. I am sorry that we share a dysfunctional upbringing, though, and I hope you have healed and have made peace with it. (And for anyone who is reading this who was abused and finds it is still effecting your life, I urge you to get help! You have no idea what a difference it will make in your life. )

What you said reminded me of another book I read long ago (it may have been one of the Walsch series), and it also ties into the Power of Intention in a way...that all that is required to create a new/better situation is to "think again". Have I been dwelling so much on analyzing my current situation that I've only been feeding it? There's something for meditation.

Yes, Ron, I am somewhat familiar with A Course in Miracles (I read so many books--they inspire me to write!). And as for the cocoon imagery, I've broken through many of those already. The family cocoon...what an incredible transformation that was! The relationship cocoon...don't know about everyone else, but that took no effort, I flowed into maturity and freedom in that transformation (my divorce was so liberating, I have no words. Yet, lol. Since that, finding people to love has been a breeze!) The drug/alcohol cocoon...I put them down and said "that was my last drug & drink", and it was! The career cocoon, well that's a tough one Ron. There may be several layers, and it may require that I try what I fear most...surrendering to a greater force. It is possible that I can learn to do that. )

As a fellow writer, I wish you all the success you're intending to have and more, Ron. I have lost count of my rejections over the years, but some of them I kept because they occasionally take the time to make suggestions for stronger work, which I really appreciate.

My gratitude to both of you, again...it warms my heart to have taken part in this conversation, and I only hope there has been something in it to benefit both of you as well.

Peace,
Berlin

wjimmyjames

07-05-2004 22:31:58

Hi Berlin,
Yes, Ron and I now each other, and have for many years. Though we communicate via other boards we belong to now. We have managed to keep in touch thru them, as he has moved into a new career and new location. He was a CIM teacher at a church we attended, and that is how we started building a friendship. This site became of interest, as we also belong to another Wayne Dyer site, and are always looking for more insights. We both had stopped by here at different times, and then I saw his name and your conversation. That picgue my interest. Though I am wondering about the "gray haze". I have learned that the spirit speaks to all of us, we just have to be quiet and be ready to listen. Sometimes a challenge, but a necessity to keep the love flowing.

As far as dysfunctional, and getting help, it is almost a have to at times to be able to understand and bring peace to it all. We all have lessons to learn, and for some of us, we have to do a little unlearning to learn again. I would also encouarge any that read this, to be open to seek answers. I am at peace with my past, and also celebrate the life I have had. You are part of that celebration.

As a writer you know, that one of the benefits of writing, is you live it once, and the when you do write about it, you relive it again. The same with thinking and how we live, for in sharing with others, I have learned that I also re-enforce my knowledge and beliefs. I have learned that as I train my other department people, I become more knowledgeable. Who really is the student? And teacher?

"A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault."
Cardinal Newman

Yes, sometimes we spend an exorbinant amount of time trying to analyse what to do next. Sometimes, we just need to wait, after all waiting is a decision also. And then at other times, we just need to take step forward or change the mind. This I learned from being a carpenter. When ever a challenge arose (I do not look at problems as problems anymore, they are challenges and opportunities), I would step back, and go about doing what else I needed to do. Of course, my mind was still working the opportunity, and then I would come back to it. Then I would take a step into the issue, and start actually working it. I found that as I started working it, that often times the solution would appear. Earlier in my life, and I am still a pup, I would fret, and get down, trying to analyse an issue, until I learned that I was actually creating the issue. Or the attracting crud as it is sometimes called. Another immutable law - the Law of Attraction. Now I keep myself up and positive, I love all, and know that I will receive all good in return.
And thus it is.
Namaste - Jim

berlin

09-05-2004 11:56:01

"A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault."
Cardinal Newman

I so like that quote and I had never seen it before--thanks!

And isn't it interesting how we all learn the same things from all kinds of work? But in essence, it's all creation...whether it be tangible objects you produce as a carpenter, or the transfer of knowledge and ideas, as in my current line of work.

There was a quote from Bhagavad-Gita I always enjoyed thinking about (and I realize there are many translations of it that made me wonder if I really understood it at all, lol)

"It is far better to perform one's own work, even faultily, than another's work perfectly."

Again, I appreciate your wisdom and encouragement--I have some time today to meditate, which I am looking forward to. But first, I have to get over to the Wayne Dyer Yahoo Group, where things have really been taken wrong and messed up, LOL!

Peace,
Berlin

wjimmyjames

11-05-2004 22:14:45

"It is far better to perform one's own work, even faultily, than another's work perfectly."

Thank you for the above quote. From my perspective, each quote speaks to the person reading it in his own language of his personal story. My story/life is different than others, and so I may see something entirely different than someone else. I read this on Sunday evening, and decided I would think about it before sharing my perspective.
To me, what the quote is saying is, it is wiser to follows ones own passion/work, than to try to do some one else's tasks or passion, no matter how good one can do it.
I heard an analogy several years ago, that hung with me. It is based on golf and characteristics. Each club has its own specific use and is meant to do a certain task well. The driver can putt, and the putter can try to drive, but neither was created for that specific purpose. Just like an artist in oils would have a challenge in writing a novel, and a writer would have challenges painting in oils. Either could be accomplished, but the absence of the essence of the spirit would be evident. The passion/work that belongs to an individual comes from the spirit, and with out the spirit involved, it is just work and lacks heart.

And so I leave you with a quote

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore.Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain


Namaste - Jim

Ron

12-05-2004 16:52:50

Dyer talks about "the ancestor to every material thing in existence is thought." He often talks about what we see is but our thoughts manifested. In this book, he talks about that when we say that "a disease is incurable or an injury unfixable" that we are telling God that we are giving up on God and ourselves as an extenstion of God. The perfection of Spirit is everyones in truth. An "incurable disease" is only incurable because we think it is incurable. Now that shows the power of our mind! However, we can also think that this "disease" is curable and therefore be free of it. Same mind, different thought. All too often in our daily movement through this dream, we forget the power we have - the potential to experience love wherever we are - the ability to see the reflection of God in all the faces we look upon. This power is within our minds - the same power we use to tell ourselves we are ill - can be used to tell ourselves we are well. What has been your experience either personally or seeing others be cured by simply changing a mind? Or is this something you do not yet believe you are capable of doing?

Namaste - Ron

berlin

12-05-2004 20:43:52

So, so true...Mark Twain said so many wise things, and combined with his wit, he has become one of my favorite authors to read over the years. Haven't seen that particular quote for awhile, but it never goes out of style! Thanks for bringing it up.

Peace
Berlin

berlin

12-05-2004 21:04:20

Hello again Ron,

Would you rather someone else answer your posts, lol? lol I wanted to answer this one, though, and I hope others will join in.

I have healed a few of my physical "problems" in my life... a wart on my hand, heel spurs, a "lump" that disappeared between the time it was detected and the time that it was tested, and several respiratory problems...without any kind of medication. Strange process for me, because I am aware of doing it, but I have no idea how. It just happens like a thought of "this will not stay with me", and I know that whatever problem I have is gone, or will be going shortly. However, I also find it unreliable...sometimes I get sick and stay sick for a few days(but I also enjoy taking time off work, probably the answer right there, lol!).

I will also admit that I've used this process in reverse. As a child, I willed illnesses upon myself. I was fairly successful at becoming sick when it would help me avoid abuse or some other unpleasant activity. Fevers, rashes, and events doctors would call "viruses"...I could command these when I "felt" like I could command them.

For problems of the mind and soul, however, I seem to have no instant control of healing. Some part of me seems to want to look outward for validation in that area.

How about you? Insights?

Peace,
Berlin

chris knight

13-05-2004 06:56:19

I've seen that happen in my own life recently... and then I am amazed that it worked... as if I doubted my own ability to manifest. Sometimes surrendering sounds easier than it is to accomplish.

Bottom line, I am committed to only thinking thoughts that propel my life in the direction that I choose and negative thoughts that do not add value are discarded as quickly as they are identified...which is not an easy task after decades of conditioning to behave a certain way.

-Chris


I have healed a few of my physical "problems" in my life... a wart on my hand, heel spurs, a "lump" that disappeared between the time it was detected and the time that it was tested, and several respiratory problems...without any kind of medication. Strange process for me, because I am aware of doing it, but I have no idea how. It just happens like a thought of "this will not stay with me", and I know that whatever problem I have is gone, or will be going shortly.

Ron

13-05-2004 14:47:02

Berlin, you wrote the following which truly caught my eye - "For problems of the mind and soul, however, I seem to have no instant control of healing. Some part of me seems to want to look outward for validation in that area." All of the "healing" that you have done has been by your mind! And the illness you "brought" to you as a child was also the product of your mind. You have exercised this power perhaps without even knowing it! Now you take what you have accomplished and appy it to your current situation, and that also will be seen differently. Dyer talks many times of what we think, we will experience - we project our thoughts onto this screen we call our world and watch them go by. But the great news is that we are in control of our thoughts - if we don't like the current picture, we can change what we see by simply thinking something new. Dyer says that if we see anything but love, we are looking upon fear, and fear is nothing more than an illusion we create with our mind. Love, however, is our essence - our truth - and we can tap into Love at any time we find ourselves not seeing love. For example - early this AM, I saw snow showers and I thought they were beautiful. I have heard from many others about seeing them as far less than beautiful - exact descriptions I will just leave out for the sake of censorship. It was simply a period of cooler temperatures and the brief shower of rain was seen as snow. Instead of being "pissed" as Dyer puts it, I chose "bliss."

As for you finding what you are seeking "out there" - it isn't there. What you seek you already have within you. The power that you exercised in healing and sickness, you already have. The power to change what you see - what you feel - how you experience life - lies within you just waiting for you to go there. So take a moment, go to that place - and there just sit in the presence of God - of Love. Feel the Oneness you are with God and know that you are capable of bringing to you anything you desire. It only requires that you drop your past, scrap out the future, and be present with God.

Namaste - Ron

chris knight

17-05-2004 18:37:50

Hey Ron,
8)

I've always liked the "orange" example that Dyer gives -- when I realize that when I'm feeling angry or frustration inside -- to go the gym or find a way to release that energy so that I don't share it with my friends, family or coworkers.

Great discussion you two!

Curious What do you mean "Scrap out the future"?

As for you finding what you are seeking "out there" - it isn't there. What you seek you already have within you. The power that you exercised in healing and sickness, you already have. The power to change what you see - what you feel - how you experience life - lies within you just waiting for you to go there. So take a moment, go to that place - and there just sit in the presence of God - of Love. Feel the Oneness you are with God and know that you are capable of bringing to you anything you desire. It only requires that you drop your past, scrap out the future, and be present with God.
Namaste - Ron

Ron

17-05-2004 19:13:55

From a prev. post
"The power that you exercised in healing and sickness, you already have. The power to change what you see - what you feel - how you experience life - lies within you just waiting for you to go there. So take a moment, go to that place - and there just sit in the presence of God - of Love. Feel the Oneness you are with God and know that you are capable of bringing to you anything you desire. It only requires that you drop your past, scrap out the future, and be present with God."

To "scrap out the future" simply means to me to drop any thoughts I have a future that doesn't exist, and likewise a past that is not there. All that is real is the moment and to be in that moment we have to be in place of "no thought" - a place where nothing is with us to allow us to judge. We judge based on what we believe is a past and we project a future based on a past - both are illusions of our mind. Only the now - the present moment - is real. It is the moment of eternity that we strive for - that is our truth - it is a spot of where the Oneness with God is truly felt.

Namaste - Ron