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Introducing the Monthly Newsletter


Introducing The Monthly Newsletter, which will appear near the end of each month.

The newsletters are intended to offer readers helpful information such as specific healing techniques the readers can use without the assistance of an expert, reviews of a book which might interest them, exercises to bring awareness, and other information that can enrich their lives. Future emails will discuss Coyote Stories, sound healing, Paul Siegal and his guides, relaxation Rxs, crystals, tapping, and more. The Monthly Newsletter will be sent directly to each subscriber’s inbox and contain stories and information like the one that follows.

There once was a man who got lost to himself. He gave away his powers to doctors, therapists, and pills. His thoughts focused more and more on his problems and weaknesses, and he became more and more depressed. Nothing improved for him.

Finally, one day when he was tired near unto death, he read a book by Joe Dispenza that mentioned a study using two groups of people. One group physically pulled a spring harder and harder for a specified period while the second group only imagined doing the action for the same time span. At the end of the study, the group which that physically performed the action built the strength in their fingers to around 33%. Yet, the group that had only visualized the action demonstrated a strength gain of around 22%. He read more, tested individuals, and found similar results. Research was showing that the brain doesn’t know the difference between out there (doing) and in there (thinking and feeling). That knowledge perhaps ultimately saved his life for he began to think of himself as having the potential to be healthy. He pictured himself strong and focused on the feelings he had when he had been healthy and viral. He began to meditate and bless his body. And the body responded.

So, what does this mean? Is it a story? No, the truth is we get what we think about and believe in. When we change our thought, our brain makes new synapses and our thoughts change—which means our brain changes as well. If we don’t change our thoughts, our decisions continue to be based on past experience and things stay the same. Little or nothing changes if we don’t think and experience in new ways.

I decided to use this process to make stairs easier. I’d been having a great deal of difficulty since my knees were replaced. I felt it possible to instruct my body to remember how it once walked down stairs, so I began my thought-changing routine with a one sentence request: “Walk down the stairs like Jill walks.” My meditations focused on the divine within everything I saw. Suddenly I found myself walking down the stairs like I used to walk downstairs. Severe pain ceased. If I felt tired and was carrying something up the steps there might be some pain, but it was immensely better. I continued instructing my body and blessing the life that thrived around me.

I sense your questioning where I found this information and whether it has any basis in science. So, here is the rest of the story. The finger strengthening study and later, similar research is credited to Joe Dispenza. Dispenza was severely injured in a motorcycle accident and broke six vertebrae in his back. Doctors told him numerous surgeries were the only possible solution, but he decided to try something else. He quieted his mind and body, remembered how he felt when his back was healthy and strong, and changed his thoughts to seeing his back healed and strong once again. Then he meditated upon those things. In twelve weeks, he had healed his six vertebrae and fully recovered.

Dispenza doesn’t teach anything he has not proven, and he was hungry for more knowledge of the process. Continuing to test his theory, he established a lab and measured brain activity. Other individuals repeated his “miracle” and the brain scans showed changes in their brains. He delved into quantum physics and discovered it backed up his findings. His books have become best sellers and lay out a road map of the process. Hay House has a video course narrated by Dispenza. In the video and his books, Dispenza explains and leads listeners carefully through the process. He offers meditation formats and breathing suggestions.

For those of you who like to read, Dispenza’s books are:

  • Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind (2008)

  • Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself (How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One) (2013)

  • You Are the Placebo (2014)

  • Becoming Supernatural (2017)

The technique is not magic; it’s not a scam. It’s for real. And while it is true that surgeries and pills may help one issue, they may also cause harm to something else in the body. Such danger is not present in Dispenza’s method. I am not recommending it as a replacement for your doctor or that anyone stop taking their medications and forego their checkups. I still see my doctor on a regular schedule and continue my blood pressure medication. I am saying changing your attitude will help your body and your doctor find the wellness desired.

Your body has an intelligence of its own. Listen to it and stop sabotaging your life with negative thoughts and a focus on what is wrong. It may not always be easy to do this when you have years of focusing on negatives. However, if you don’t try to focus on the good you will never know, and misery will continue to be your close companion.

In closing, remember that the above process works in all areas of your life as well as the examples I offered. It can help you heal relationships, find the exact home you want, or work you will like. It has worked for me in those areas and more. You have nothing to lose and much to gain.

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