Ordinary People As Healers (With a Personal Sharing of Heart Disease Reversal)
This book takes us on a journey to full, mind-with-body health. It is about awareness and personal choice and how these powerful experiences influence how we view and accept disease. Disease is not an invader but an integral and necessary function of life. Through intrinsic knowledge and personal choice, we can learn to connect to our own powerful truths and to the one truth that connects us all. More
A decade ago I experienced two serious heart attacks. I was told by my cardiologist that I should prepare myself for an "abbreviated" life, a borrowed life of five years if I followed medical orders and stayed on my medications.
I capitulated to the false notion that my life was in the hands of my cardiologists and in a greater sense in the hands of Western medicine. I began to fill my life with distractions and drama, anxiously fearing that things would get worse. And they did. I was in a "fix me" mode and I placed the burden of responsibility on what medical practice could do for me.
During my travels I visited many cardiologists, respecting my diagnosing cardiologist by dutifully visiting a specialist every three months. Most were autocratic in their treatment and sounded like one long inflexible prescription. And then I met a wonderful holistic practitioner in New Mexico who preferred not to discuss symptoms with her patients but rather liked to indulge in narrative...about people, places, adventures and daily experience. "Healing," she told me, "was a lifetime experience."
My experience with that physician and her wise prescription began an incredible journey of full healing, one that would eventually reverse my cardiovascular disease and my condition of congestive heart.
We are always managing disease, even cancer, through the powerhouse called the immune system. If that system is healthy often times we experience no symptoms. Disease is a part of life, not a foreign invader as Western medical ideology has long persuaded us. We are not victims of disease, rather we are victims of Western medicine, the pharmaceutical industry and even health insurance companies. These industries depend on people being sick...and often staying sick.
In this book I will share with you many personal failures in my life and the crippling conditions brought on by those perceived failures. The journey to intrinsic awareness, wholeness in health and the fantastic powers we are all endowed with to manage disease forms the exciting roadmap of this book.
Together, we will explore the abilities each of us possesses to eliminate the fear of death (which is the portal to all fears), to decide when we are going to die, to use our own frailties (and disease) to our advantage, to reawaken to our natural and primal state of innocence and present-moment being, and lastly, to manage the awesome powers of intrinsic knowledge.
We will look at the latest holistic medical interventions, many of those dealing with the powerful healing effects of nutraceuticals, vitamins, nutrition, exercise and, what I term, intrinsic knowing, the portal to full awareness.
We can all become co-healers. We can share our connection to intrinsic knowledge and help others awaken to their own incredible healing capabilities. We can become and guide others to be gentle leaders, those who are connected to their inner truths and to the one truth that links us all.