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STOP BRUSHING YOUR TEETH!

STOP BRUSHING YOUR TEETH!

Have I got your attention?

You may be wondering why I would make such a ridiculous statement.
Of course we need to brush our teeth, change our oil, and talk to our loved ones.

Why?

In order for anything of value to remain healthy, it must be maintained.

Are not our spine and spinal cord as important as our teeth, car or relationships? Why do most
people not maintain their spines?

Did you know that your nervous system – brain, spinal cord and nerves – controls, coordinates
and heals every cell and organ of your body…both structure and function. The body
dysfunctions, develops disease and eventually dies without proper nerve flow.

Every day you are exposed to physical, emotional, and chemical stress. This stress places your
spine and spinal cord under tremendous pressure. This pressure causes tension in your spine
which interferes with normal organ function and your body’s ability to heal properly.

Unfortunately, this adverse pressure rarely causes pain or symptoms, yet, it always causes
interference, damage and dysfunction. This damage over time causes pain and symptoms.

Your spine must be maintained if you wish to keep it healthy, just as you maintain your teeth,
car, relationships and anything else you care for. What happens if you do not maintain these
things? They degenerate, decay and eventually break down.

Research shows that people under regular chiropractic care, including infants, children, teens,
adults and the elderly, get sick less often, handle stress better, have stronger immune systems,
and have an overall improved quality of life. Why? Because their spines are free of tension
and interference allowing all the signals from the brain, which control, coordinate and heal all
body structure and function, to reach their destination…the cells of the body.

If you are currently experiencing pain or chronic illness, can I assume that you are not
maintaining your spine?

If you do maintain your spine, I congratulate you. You are taking responsibility for your
health and taking proactive steps to improve your quality of life, prevent disease and injury
and achieve your optimum health potential.

If you are not maintaining your spine, waiting for a pain or problem to arise before going to
the chiropractor, the damage has already been done, and is very difficult to correct. Often it
is then too late and requires more severe measures such as drugs and surgery. When it comes to
health, the attitude of “don’t fix it ‘til its broke” rarely works.

By keeping your spine healthy before developing pain or disease, and maintaining a healthy spine
throughout your life, you will spend less time and money, preventing weeks, months or even years
of suffering.

Here are some tips for maintaining a Healthy Spine:

1. Chiropractic Care:
If you wish to maintain a healthy spine, first all chronic tension and interference must be
corrected. Once the spine is healthy and free of tension and interference, it is as simple as
getting adjusted 1 to 4 per month, depending on your individual needs. By doing this, you can
guarantee yourself a lifetime of optimum health and vitality.

2. Stress Reduction Strategies
There are many strategies to help reduce stress tension in the body and body, including meditating
and deep breathing.  If you wish to explore I very effective strategy I utilize in my own life, check out
Self Discovery Techniques.

3. Healthy Nutrition

  • Drink at least 1/2 your body weight in ounces of Filtered water every day.
  • Read food labels and don’t eat anything which has ingredients that do not sound like food.
    (i.e. monosodium glutamate, blue #6, anything bleached, etc.)
  • Eat food in the following ratio:  75% or more Alkaline Foods – 25% or less Acid Foods.
    Alkaline foods are fruits and veggies…Acid is everything else.
    (Exceptions: Almonds, Millet and Salmon tend toward Alkaline…pomegranates are Acid fruits

4. Proper Sleep Posture
Sleep on your side or back…never on your belly.  If on your side, a pillow between your knees and cradled
in your arms helps reduce pressure in your spine.  If on your back, a pillow under your knees also reduces
spinal tension.  Also, make sure your pillow is the right size.   If on your back, your head should be slightly raised.
If on your side, your head should be level with your shoulders.

5. Basic Workspace Ergonomics

·         Back of chair should have good lumbar support

·         Seat height should be so that knees and hips are at 90 degree levels

·         Computer monitor should be directly in front of you with the top of the monitor and or below eye level

·         Desk height and chair height should be so that the elbows are 90 degree angles when typing, and hands, forearms and wrists in a straight line.

·         Sit with head and neck in an upright position, even when on phone (no holding with cheek)

·         When typing, keep shoulders relaxed and elbow close to body.

·         Ample space between legs and desk

·         Use a document holder next to monitor when typing.
Please give us a call and we would be happy to allow you to come in for a spinal check-up and
consultation with the doctor at a discounted rate. The doctor will sit down with you, listen to
your needs, do a complete spinal evaluation and recommend a plan which is best for you.

Don’t let your spine degenerate as your teeth, car engine or relationships do if you don’t
maintain them. Maintain your spine and reach your optimum health potential.

Let’s Never Find Out What We Have Prevented!


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The Fundamental Root of our Health Care Crisis

The cause of our current health-care crisis is not rising health care costs, lack of insurance coverage or inaccessible medical care. The root of our current health care crisis is a fundamental misunderstanding of what health and healing is. The prevailing belief in our society is, “If I feel good and I am not sick ,then I am healthy.” This belief limits people’s ability to reach their optimum potential, restricts them to a condition in which there is merely a lack of symptoms and promotes the idea that the body should function “normal,” in other words, average.  The current determinant of health advocated by the allopathic or medical model is an assortment of lab values and diagnostic criteria that must remain at “normal” levels based upon statistical studies of the average person. Based on the mentality of mediocrity, blood pressure, cholesterol counts, hormonal levels and other data are determined through laboratory and diagnostic procedures and then compared to the levels of the average person. As long as these values are within a certain “allowable” range variant of these levels, you are considered healthy. If, however, these values are too high or too low, you are deemed unhealthy or “sick,” and a variety of procedures can then be employed to bring you back to “normal” or average, using potions, lotions, pills or in more severe cases, radiation and surgery.

Our entire health-care system is based on the allopathic model of medicine. This system is founded upon a mechanistic world-view developed and promoted by René Descartes and Isaac Newton. This world-view states that the universe works like a mechanical clock. The physical world is made up of parts that work together like the gears in a machine. It is predictable and manageable. If we learn to understand its parts and how they interact, we will be able to control our environment and our bodies. This represents the mentality of medical care. If we understand all the parts in the human body, and how they function together, we can then develop strategies to keep it healthy. This is the “Curing” paradigm.  Diagnosis –Treat – Cure.  It is the understanding that our bodies can be controlled and brought to a state of “normal” or average. Currently, if something is too high, we lower it; if it is too low, we raise it; if it is too long, we shorten it; if it is too short, we lengthen it. When it becomes painful, we numb it, should it become numb, we stimulate it. If it becomes hard, we soften it. If it becomes too soft, we harden it. If it becomes too full, we empty it. And, if it becomes too empty, we fill it. When all has been tried and our patience (and patients) has been exhausted, we remove it.

What this “Curing” paradigm lacks is the one quality that a living body possesses that the non-living mechanical world does not:  Life. There is a vital force that is inherent in all living things. This élan vital gives to our bodies that “special something” that allows us to grow under stress, experience feelings and innately heal. This life energy is unpredictable and unmanageable, yet, it is infinitely intelligent and uniquely efficient. It is an organizing and ever-evolving force, that cannot be controlled and directed through the use of pills, potions and lotions, and it is ever-seeking to be more organized, more efficient and more intelligent.

 

The basis of the “curing” allopathic or medical model is a mechanistic view in which the body is viewed as a machine where parts are parts and if anything is out of the ordinary, these parts may be altered through chemistry or surgery – replaced or removed. Whereas this approach is very effective for emergency, life or death situations, it does not promote health. The purpose of medical care is to fight disease once diagnosed, and prevent death at all costs. What lacks in this model is the concept of disease prevention and health promotion. Our current model has created a “don’t fix it till it’s broke” mentality. Just like an ambulance sitting at the bottom of a cliff waiting for people to jump, the medical model fails to provide a healthy quality of life for its recipients, because the person must get sick before the physician can take action.

The true key to health is prevention and responsibility. According to the World Health Organization, Japan is the healthiest country in the world.  Why? Their entire health-care system is based on prevention. The doctors are paid to keep you healthy through prevention and education, rather than waiting until you get sick to treat the disease.

When we speak of “healing,” we address a process that is much more than the mere removal of symptoms, and when we look for “health,” we seek something much more than average.  According to Dorland’s Medical Dictionary, health is “a state of complete physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual well-being, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity.”  Health is the experience of the fullest expression of ourselves and our inner gifts, talents and abilities. Health is when all our individual cells are peacefully and joyously functioning in harmony. When all our organs, tissues, glands and blood vessels are working together as a team, we have complete health.

Healing is when a part of us, that was separated, shamed, or harmed, becomes reconnected and loved. Healing is the process of becoming whole; of becoming better, stronger, and wiser. When we can look at the world with more joy, peace, and love, we have experienced healing.

The fundamental root of our health-care crisis is not escalating costs, poor insurance coverage or even the rising prevalence of disease. It is an over-emphasis on “curing” versus “healing.” Our current health-care model is based on the superficial removal of symptoms bringing individuals to average health, instead of providing an improved quality of life and empowering individuals to be a greater expression of who they are, bringing them increased levels of joy, peace and freedom.

With Love and Appreciation,

Dr Barry

www.placeforhealing.com


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Moving with Awareness – Applying the Triad of Change

Good morning!

This Saturday my family and I are moving to our new home.   Besides getting married and starting a new business, moving residences is probably one of the biggest changes one can have.   Yet, when you have effective strategies for change, this big change can be made smoothly.   One of the greatest strategies for change is applying the Triad of Change from the Reorganizational Healing model as discussed in an earlier blog.

The Triad of Change encapsulates all areas of life and demonstrates what needs to be in congruence for change to happen.

The three components of the Triad of Change are:

Structure – What we have – Home, Body, Business, Finances, Relationships, etc.
Behavior – What we do – Our daily actions and habit
Perception – What we focus on – Our thoughts, feelings and the meaning we give things.

We also discussed previously that when you have a challenge and/or want to create change in one of the aspects of the Triad, rather than trying to change that aspect, focus on the other two.

So I’d like to use our move as an example and demonstrate how we applied the Triad of Change.  You will see how common sense this strategy is.

The change we wanted to make was in Structure – our Home.

So to make this change we focused on Perception and Behavior.

First, we made a list of all the qualities of our ideal home and how it would feel to be there.  Every day, we would look at the list and really feel how it would be to live there….as if we were already there.    That’s Perception.

Then we took the appropriate actions (Behavior) to find the home.  Got a realtor.  Visited homes. Etc.

Before we knew it, we’re packing and moving to our new home – Structure.

That’s how it works and you can apply this to any area of life you want to change.
If you want to change how you feel about something (Perception) – Focus on Structure and Behavior
If you want to change a habit – Focus on Structure and Perception
If you want to change something you have – Focus on Perception and Behavior

With Love and Appreciation,

Dr Barry

www.placeforhealing.com

 


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Top 3 Questions asked about Network Spinal Analysis

1)     How is Network different from “Regular” chiropractic?

Network Spinal Analysis is the evolution of chiropractic.  It is the most advanced, most effective, and most efficient chiropractic protocol available today.  Before we differentiate between Network and other methods of chiropractic, let us first define “Chiropractic.”

Chiropractic is a philosophy of health which states that the body is innately intelligent and self-healing.

Chiropractic is a science which states that the nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves) controls and coordinates all body functions and healing. The brain sends life supporting information through the spinal cord and nerves to all the cells, tissues and organs of the body.  Adverse tension and pressure in the nervous system, referred to as “vertebral subluxations,” interferes with the flow of this information resulting in dysfunction in the cells and tissues of the body, eventually leading to dis-ease and death.

Chiropractic is an art which analyzes the spine for the presence of adverse tension and pressure in the nervous system and through a variety of methods, corrects it.

The majority of chiropractic techniques that are currently available proclaim that the tension and interference referred to above is caused by a misaligned bone in the spine, called a vertebra.  Using  direct forces to the spine to put that bone “back in place,” it will remove the interference, restoring health.  This is “regular” chiropractic.

Network Spinal Analysis states that the misaligned bone is caused  by the underlying adverse tension in the nerve tissue, muscles and joints.  By repositioning the misaligned bone, without first removing the tension, you will be “fighting” the body.  Network therefore uses very gentle touches on very specific areas of the spine to bring the areas of adverse tension to a state of ease.  By using just the right amount of force, it allows the body to respond, rather than react.

Through this process, the brain and body actually learns strategies to be more self-aware, self-regulating and self-correcting.  By bringing the attention of the conscious mind to the areas of tension, and developing strategies of breath and movement, the nervous system is “entrained” to handle stress better, be more self-correcting and have an enhanced experience of life.

Rather than receiving “treatments” of a therapeutic nature from a “fix-it” doctor, you are receiving “entrainment lessons” from a healing teacher – the true definition of  “doctor.”

2)      How can such a light touch do anything?

                  In life, when you are in the right place, at the right time, applying the right amount of force, with the right intent, magic happens.  Whether in relationships, business or healing, in order for there to be optimum results, these four factors must be in alignment.

In Network Chiropractic, we apply this principle.  If you are on the wrong place on the spine, at the wrong time, with too much or too little force, with the wrong intent, the body will react.  However, if you are on the exact right spot on the exact right vertebra, at just the right time, matching the force of the body, in the right direction with the right intent – the body responds…and it does so, beautifully.

What do I mean by “matching the force of the body?”  Have you ever shook someone’s hand and it was like a limp fish?  Or you shook their hand and you felt like they wanted to squeeze the bones out of your fingertips.  This is not matching the force.  When two people have a good handshake, they match the force…they have rapport and it feels good.

The Network Protocol is a very specific spinal analysis which determines that exact right place on the spine to contact in a distinct sequence so that we are always doing it at the right time.  This “right place” is called the “spinal gateway” and it is an area of free energy in the spine from which the spinal tension is being generated, usually found in the neck or sacrum. A force is then applied by matching the force that the body is pushing back when you touch it.  We “shake its hand” with rapport.

How does such a gentle touch knock down 2 Million dominoes with such a gentle touch?  By lining them up in a certain sequence, it only takes a gentle touch.

By applying this gentle, quick force to this specific area of the spine, in the right sequence, the brain is made aware of the adverse tension and through movement and breath the body begins to innately work to integrate the free energy in the “spinal gateway” to free up the bound up energy that is being store in the muscles, joints, or nerve tissue.

The light touch actually doesn’t “do anything,” but bring the attention of the cognitive brain to an area it was previously disassociated from, and the body does the rest. Wow!   This is the right intent.  To make the person more aware of where and when the body holds tension and help them to develop strategies to be more self-regulating of this tension.

3)      Can chiropractic help someone with cancer, Parkinson’s disease, AIDS, MS, etc., etc., etc.?

                                The answer to this questions is Yes…and no.  If you mean, “Can Chiropractic ‘cure’ these ailments?” Then the answer is no.  If instead you mean, “Can chiropractic assist someone to heal from these conditions?”  Then the answer is an emphatic yes.

It is known today that the human body is capable of healing any disease or condition.  It is important to understand that every disease known to medical science is caused by one of two things:  1) The body and mind’s inability to adapt and respond appropriately to a physical trauma, emotional stress, or chemical toxicity;  and/or 2)  The body and mind’s inability to recover from an adaptation or response to a physical trauma, emotional stress, or chemical toxicity.

                Network chiropractic not only assists people to recover from past traumas and stresses, but research shows that when an individual is under Network care they have a stronger immune system, quicker recovery time from injury and illness, and greater ability to handle stress.

However, even if chiropractic did not change these conditions, if that individual had tension and interference in the spinal cord and nerves, do you think they would be better off with the tension and interference or without?  Obviously, you will answer, “Without.”  Therefore, the person will be helped and have an improved quality of life while in Network Care, regardless if the disease or ailment is “cured.”  While the disease may not be helped, the person will be.

With Love and Appreciation,

Dr Barry

www.placeforhealing.com


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Signal for Change

If you are driving with a destination in mind, is your focus in the rear view mirror?

Are you moving away from something or are you moving toward something?

Are you focused on where you were or where you are going?

If you touch a hot stove, it’s supposed to hurt

If you are living a life that is not up to the standard of who you are – if you are living someone else’s life, if you are living off purpose…it’s supposed to hurt and nothing is supposed to take away that pain until you change the path you are on.

If you are not feeling the pain, when you take the behaviors and thoughts that are not in your highest and best, you will begin to feel ok with living a life that is beneath you.  You will begin to lower your standards.

What if your disease, pain, symptom was the cure?

If you take your hand off of the hot stove, it will stop hurting

When you begin living your life to your highest standards, it will stop hurting.

Are you asking the questions, “How far can I get from what I do not want to feel?”

Or are you asking the question, “How can I develop new resources to create an ideal experience of life I have never experienced before?”

No matter what happened in your past, starting now, we are moving in a new direction.

No matter what you came in with, starting now, we are looking to the future, not the past.

The only reason you should look in the rearview mirror is to celebrate how far you’ve gotten from there

What’s behind you will not help you

Your past is not there and your future is not either, but by taking a different path, you definitely won’t meet the past…and definitely meet a different future than the path you are currently on.

Rather than asking, “How can I make it go away?”

Let’s ask:

“What can I focus on differently….what new actions can I take….what structures in my life can I change, to create the life I would prefer?”

Let’s ask a different question.

Let’s choose a different path.

With Love and Appreciation,

Dr Barry

www.placeforhealing.com


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The Healing Process of the Heart #7: Awe

“I am so lucky to have been given this life to live, and this world to live in, and for this I am eternally grateful.”  What other thought is there to think, when you are living in awe.  In awe of your world.  In awe of others.  And most important, in awe of yourself.  At this point in your healing process, there is nothing you can not be, do, or have.  You are the creator of your own creation and of this you are in a constant state of wonder and respect.  You may still experience occasional challenges, sickness, and perhaps fear, yet one thing never enters your experience again:  suffering.

Through your own process of healing, growth, and evolution, you have come to learn and understand that all things are on purpose and everything is of your own creation, based upon your beliefs, thoughts, feelings, words, and actions.

In my practice, A Place for Healing, I utilize a gentle form of chiropractic care called Network Spinal Analysis.  In this work, we use as little force and input necessary to elicit the greatest ease and healing response by the recipient.  Using this gentle approach, people have tremendous healing experiences.  I have seen people rid themselves of not only pains and discomforts, but allergies, asthma, hypertension, attention deficit disorder, poor eyesight, poor hearing, depression, anxiety, and even AIDS and cancer.  And the list goes on and on.

Getting such tremendous changes in their level of health and quality of life, often people will ask me, “How did I get such great results when you barely touched me?”

I’ll ask them, “Are you surprised?”

They’ll usually reply, “Yes.  I am surprised.  You barely touched me.”

I’ll tell them, “The power of healing is already in you.  It only needs to be reminded.  This does not require great force for it is already waiting to be released.”

They usually respond, “That is amazing.”

At this point, I will tell them, “You know, I too am always amazed…but I am never surprised.”

When you have reached the process of the heart of Awe, every moment of every day is lived with such an attitude. Everything you see, hear, and touch around you fills you with wonder and amazement, yet you are never surprised at what you experience.  Because of your awareness and understanding of how the universe operates and how you and everyone else is an integral part of it, your heart soars with what can only be called glee.

It is at this stage, that nothing is hidden from you and there is nothing that can’t be accomplished and can’t be overcome.  Your life is a continual process of healing creating perpetual growth, learning, and evolution.  You have walked the Clear Path to Healing, and it as this moment that you finally recognize it for what it truly is:  clear…easy….effortless.  And because of this, you look at the world in awe, just as I looked at Cathy, as she walk into the room…amazed…but never surprised.

With Love and Appreciation,

Dr Barry

www.placeforhealing.com


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The Healing Process of the Heart #6: Atonement

It has been said that forgiveness is the greatest healer.  Whether we forgive ourselves for some past action or word we have regretted, or we forgive another for something they may have done to us to cause us anger or grief, it has been said that the process of forgiveness allows one to let go of that which may have caused us hardship and move on to bigger and better things.

Whereas the process of forgiveness can be very healing and create a new sense of peace and calm within, it requires an inclination towards blame.  In order for us to forgive, it first requires that we make someone the culprit of which we have been made a victim, whether that culprit be ourselves or another.  In short, we are made a victim to the actions or words of some evildoer that has caused us grief.  For a while we resent them, feeling anger, guilt, or sorrow.  We may hold onto this event for years, until one day we no longer feel so angry or guilty and we forgive them.  We offer them reprieve and as the good judge we release them from their sin.

Although the process of forgiveness often can provide healing, it requires periods of emotion, belief, and mental activity that may interfere with health.  The challenge of forgiveness itself often causes great deals of stress and can sometimes create increased trouble in relationships.  Although I do not disregard the value of forgiveness, I feel there is a process that accomplishes so much more, without the detriment to our well-being.  This is the process of Atonement, or At-One-Ment.

Atonement or At-One-Ment is the process by which you realize that we all experience challenges in life.  Each of us lives each day with the same struggles and adversity that this physical existence offers.  We have all been a child.  We have all been through school.  We have all interacted with others.  We have all experienced joy.  We have all experienced sorrow.  We have all experienced pain.  We have all experienced fear.

When you understand that, in essence, we are all the same, there is no need for forgiveness, because you realize that you are never the victim nor the culprit, and neither is anyone else.  We are all in this together and we all have our ups and downs, ins and outs, high tides and low tides.

As we discussed earlier, people act based upon their beliefs, thoughts and emotions.  Where do these beliefs, thoughts and emotions that create action come from?  Our past experiences.  Everything anyone does is based upon all they know.  There are no wrong thoughts, words, or actions based on the person’s model of the world.  This is a very important concept to understand.  Why did our parents act the way they did?  Because their parents and other people in their environment had thoughts and feelings that caused them to act in certain ways.  These actions so influenced the beliefs, thoughts and feelings of our parents, as children and young adults, creating beliefs and paradigms in their minds and hearts causing them to act towards us in whatever way that they did.  Why does the criminal steal, the rapist rape, and the killer kill?  Beliefs, Thoughts and Feelings created by some past experience.  Maybe they were unloved by their parents.  Maybe they were abused as children, physically or emotionally. Whatever it may be, something that they experienced created beliefs, feelings and thoughts that allowed them to act in such a manner.  There are no victims.  There are no culprits.  There are only lost, hurt children crying for attention and asking for the love that they feel they never received.

When you begin to experience the world through the clear eyes of awareness, have acknowledged the inner hero within all of us, including yourself, have accepted the good and the bad, have begun to appreciate all that exists and live in constant affirmation of love, light, and healing, you at that time realize that we are all the same and live in a perpetual state of one-ness that we all are.  It is at this time that you have entered the sixth “Healing Process of the Heart”, Atonement or At-One-Ment.  As you live in atonement, forgiveness is no longer necessary for there is nothing to forgive…only love to give.

Living in atonement, as with the other “Healing Processes of the Heart”, can be automatic and instantaneous, or deliberate.  It is not something you do.  It is something you are.  As you move down your own path of healing, atonement is the natural consequence of becoming complete and whole within yourself.  Your life is as your vision.  Your heart is constantly filled with joy.  Your mind is clear and true, and all you see as you look at the world and the people around you is gratitude, wonder, and a deep sense of awe.

In the next entry, we will explore the seventh “Healing Process of the Heart” – Awe

Adapted from an excerpt from the book, A Clear Path to Healing, by Dr. Barry S. Weinberg

With Love and Appreciation,

Dr Barry

www.placeforhealing.com

 

 


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Healing Process of the Heart #5: Affirmation

At this point, the healing experience has become a very real and integral part of your life.  It is no longer something that you desperately seek nor is it a new idea in your consciousness.  Through all that you have experienced, you have come to realize that healing is not something that someone must do to you or the consequence of any specific action, therapy, or diet program, but is instead an aspect of life that never stops, never leaves, and is your constant companion.  You no longer need affirmations to remind you of its presence, and you no longer must visualize your healing vision.  These affirmations become your constant inner dialogue and your visualizations never leave your mind’s eye.

You have read the books, you have studied the words, you have followed the instructions, and now it has become as familiar to you as breathing, eating, and sleeping.  Healing is not something that somebody does to you, or even something that you do to yourself.  It is merely something that you do, just as your heart beats and your lungs breath.  You now understand, through your own experience and your daily increase of awareness, perception, and consciousness, that healing is not simply the relief of symptoms and remission of disease, but the constant process of growth, evolution, and learning.  As your perception continues to become more refined, and your ability to respond more appropriately to changes in your outer and inner environment becomes more effective and efficient, learning and growing become more of your regular daily experience.  You begin to more effectively manifest physically your intentions, more harmoniously interact with others, and experience greater levels of contentment, joy, and peace.  Your disease, condition, or other expression of disharmony that once caused you so much distress, no longer holds a place in your consciousness and is seen as a consequence or effect of past causes (thoughts, words, and actions.)  Instead, your consciousness is filled with your vision and you begin to witness the universal principles, which were once fantastic, and perhaps fictitious, concepts in your daily life.

You have emerged into the Process of the Heart called Affirmation.  In this stage of healing, your encounter with every moment of every day reminds you of and affirms the truths, principles, and laws that govern the universe. You no longer need to remind yourself of these things, for the universe begins to speak to you through life.

As such, your language begins to change.  You find that you no longer speak of lack or detriment, but instead spread only words of wisdom, healing, and truth.  Your affirmations flow from you as natural as your regional dialect and cultural slang.  You have freed yourself from the prison of false beliefs, denial, and doubt, and have become one of the few who sees through rose-colored glasses and always has a cup that is half-full, rather than half-empty.

As you observe yourself in this constant state of affirmation and allow yourself to receive the voice of the universe through everything you see, everything you hear, and everyone you meet, you greet all experience with open arms and realize that we are all one.

In the next entry, we will explore the sixth “Healing Process of the Heart” – Atonement

Adapted from an excerpt from the book, A Clear Path to Healing, by Dr. Barry S. Weinberg

With Love and Appreciation,

Dr Barry

www.placeforhealing.com

 

 


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Healing Process of the Heart #4: Appreciation

Once you have reached the level of Acceptance, your healing process will truly accelerate.  There is something magical that occurs within you.  It is as if you embrace whatever may be and welcome whatever may come.  You come to understand and know that your body and mind are incredibly intelligent and wise, and that their every move is on purpose with your highest regard and best interest in mind.  Even when things seem bleak and the process is uncomfortable and scary, you know that it is for the purpose of your healing and you can glimpse the light at the end of the tunnel…the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow…your vision realized at the end of the path.

With this understanding, you come to Appreciate everything the body does, everything that comes to mind, and everything you may feel.  No matter how strange, uncomfortable, or frightening the things that arise may appear, you appreciate them, for you know that they are in your best interest.  There is no longer any fear and all doubt falls by the wayside.  Your disease or condition is no longer seen as such, but instead is witnessed as a blessing in disguise…a sheep in wolves’ clothing.

This is a wonderful place to be.  When you can see the good in your hardship, you can see the good in anything.  Your mind fills with gratitude and joy, for you are no longer prisoner to your condition, but instead allies.

It is at this stage in the healing process that heroes are formed.  The warriors who can stand before us, in spite of their illness, and inspire us to tears.  We hear stories of individuals who have overcome cancer by learning to appreciate its lessons.  They tell us that if it was not for the illness, they would not have developed the strength and wisdom to pursue their life’s mission and dearest dreams.  We hear of the man who experiences a cardiac arrest, after which discovering that he has been neglecting his family for work, begins a life in which he makes his family top priority.  He starts a healthier lifestyle of a clean diet, exercise, and a stress-free job.  We hear of the alcoholic or drug addict who suffered their whole life with anger, self-hatred, and depression, suddenly admitting to their problem and discovering the inner peace and love that was there all along…and then go out into the world to help others do the same.

These are all examples of the power of Appreciation.  When you begin to appreciate yourself and your world, you begin to care more about the person inside of you and the people around you.  You begin to have a deep core desire to participate more in your healing process and begin taking responsibility for your own health.  As the Helplessness fades away, you find an inner power which seems to come from deep within, has no boundaries or limits, of which you have an infinite abundance of supply.

With this Appreciation, you accept your inner power to heal and manifest as real that which you desire.  With each day that you experience this miracle of life within you, and witness the changes outside you, it no longer is something you have to think about…to think about.  It becomes a deep, inner core belief and you begin thinking about it and speaking about it the way you would say the sky is blue and water is wet.  It is a knowing, and through this knowing you begin expressing it through your actions and your words.

In the next entry, we will explore the fifth “Healing Process of the Heart” – Affirmation

Adapted from an excerpt from the book, A Clear Path to Healing, by Dr. Barry S. Weinberg

With Love and Appreciation,

Dr Barry

www.placeforhealing.com

 


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Healing Process of the Heart #3: Acceptance

Once you have become aware of a change within you or your environment, and you have acknowledged its presence as an aspect of yourself and an integral part of the healing process, you can begin to let go of the anger, sadness, or fear you may be experiencing and accept the situation for what it is.  If you can do this with the attitude of “what is…is,” much of the anxiety and apprehension you feel will begin to dissipate and be replaced with calm and security.

One of the greatest stories of the power of acceptance is the story of Victor Frankl, author of Man’s Search for Meaning and survivor of the Holocaust.  Victor Frankl was a prisoner in the Auschwitz death camps during the Nazi occupation of World War II.  Surrounded by the smell of burning bodies and the sounds of children’s screams, Victor found himself in an experience where death was certain.  One day, Victor was taken to a dark room in the basement of a burnt out building, so that the “doctors” could give him a “routine checkup”.  Before he knew it, he was strapped to a table and the men began sterilization surgery on him…without anesthesia.  As he was laying on the table in excruciating agony, he had a realization.  Whereas these men had the liberty to go where they please and do what they wish, they did not have the freedom to think for themselves.  They were puppets of a dark master, of which they must perform such horrible acts upon another human being.  Although they had freedom, he had the liberty to create in his mind whatever picture he desired and think his own thoughts.  With this sudden insight, he accepted  his situation and began spending all his time with his eyes closed imagining himself running through green fields with his children and grandchildren.  He saw himself being free of the horrible place he currently resided and traveling to America to share his story and newfound wisdom.

Victor Frankl did survive the death camps.  He traveled to America and wrote his book, which has been a source of inspiration for millions of readers.  If Victor had not accepted his situation, he would have suffered through his experience and probably never survived.  By accepting his appalling circumstance and creating a new vision within his mind, Victor Frankl not only lived through it, but healed himself in the process and helped millions of people around the world to accept their situation and heal as well.

In the next entry, we will explore the fourth “Healing Process of the Heart” – Appreciation.

Adapted from an excerpt from the book, A Clear Path to Healing, by Dr. Barry S. Weinberg

With Love and Appreciation,

Dr Barry

www.placeforhealing.com