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The Key to Begin Healing

Have you ever had a pain that just wouldn’t go away?  An injury that doesn’t seem to want to heal?  Any chronic health problem or challenge?   It is my intention in this article to share with you a subtle, but powerful solution to this dilemma.  And although the solution is simple, I can guarantee a part of you will not want to do it.  In fact, a part of you will scream, “NO!  I WON’T DO IT.”   Let’s explore this.

In any healing process, the first step is awareness.  You have to become aware of a problem before it can be changed.  If you have a piece of lettuce in your teeth, you can’t remove it until someone points to their mouth and says, “There’s something in your teeth.”  In the healing process, this awareness usually starts as a symptom, such as a pain or discomfort.

The next step in any healing process is acknowledgement.  You have to acknowledge that there’s a problem.  If you ignore the pain or discomfort that you became aware of, what usually happens?  It gets worse, doesn’t it?  So acknowledgement is necessary.  The admittance that “I have a problem and something needs to change.”

Now we come to the next step in any healing process.  And this is the key to truly begin the healing.   This is the step I referred to earlier.  This is the step that you will probably resist and stop reading this article with an adamant “NO!”

The third and critical step to any healing process is ACCEPTANCE.

Once you become aware that there is something happening that needs to change, and you acknowledge it for what it is, to truly start the process of it changing and healing, you must accept it for what it is.  You must feel it, experience it and accept that in this moment this is what is.   You must accept that your life up to this point has led to this experience.   You must accept responsibility that the structure of your life as you have lived it, your behaviors and actions, and your thoughts, beliefs and the meaning you give things led to this experience.  And, most importantly, you must accept that you have the power to change it and only YOU can change it.

One of the greatest stories of the power of acceptance is the story of Victor Frankl, author of Man’s Search for Meaning and a 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, Frankl found himself in an experience where death was certain.

One day, Frankl 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 lay on the table in excruciating agony, he had a realization. These men had the liberty to go where they pleased and do what they wished, but, 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 liberty, he, Frankl, had the freedom 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 his horrible surroundings and envisioned himself traveling to America to share his story and newfound wisdom.

Victor Frankl survived the death camps. He traveled to America and wrote his book, Man’s Search for Meaning, which has been a source of inspiration for millions of readers. If Frankl 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.

So what comes after acceptance?  NEXT!!!  This is what is, but what’s next?   What is your ideal?  And your ideal is not to be free of pain or cured of your illness.   The ideal is what is on the other side:  abundant health, vital energy, full self-expression, living on purpose.  Create a vision of your ideal and align the structure of your life, your behaviors and actions, and what you focus on with that vision … and watch the magic of healing, growth and success unfold.

If you want support with this process, please call our office at (954) 202-7477 or email me at drbarry@placeforhealing.com to experience the health and wellness benefits of reorganizational healing and network spinal analysis care.

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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

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