2009年10月17日土曜日

'Count Your Blessings - The Healing Power of Gratitude and Love' by Dr. John F. DeMartini **Capter 1**


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This book is dedicated to all individuals
who would love to heal 
their minds, bodies, and lives 
through the power of 
gratitude and unconditional love.

Chapter 1
Gratitude and Love Are the Heart of Healing

Do You Have the Heart to Heal Yourself?


We all have the healing power of unconditional love within us. But we sometimes unwisely believe that we can't be healed. When we're sick, it's easy to listen to our fears, and tempting to put all our efforts into tangible, physical remedies that we can see and touch. But if we want a more complete and lasting healing, we must take a step beyond what we can merely see or touch, and listen to the inner wisdom of our hearts and souls as well.


This inner wisdom, expressing itself through gratitude and unconditional love, is the most powerful healing force there is. No condition, illness, or disease exists that can't be helped by its pure energy. We can interpret incurable to mean, simply, curable from within! And when we're grateful for what is, as it is, our hearts open and speak to us with healing messages. These are the moments when we inwardly hear the guidance of our hearts and souls. Being grateful and opening our hearts to unconditional love is the essence of healing.


This same essence creates spontaneous healing - what some call miracles - when we intensify its power by being completely present and having total certainty that healing can and will occur. The most inspired healers know that that power that made the body can heal the body,amd they share this certainty with their patients. They also know that in numerous instances, internal forces have healed conditions and diseases that had been diagnosed as irreparable or terminal simply because there were no known externally administered, traditional remedies or cures. But when we limit ourselves to physical treatments and remedies, we don't reap the benefits of the unlimited source of healing that's within us.


I'm grateful for the opportunity to share other people's personal stories of healing because they serve as reminders of what truly is possible. Believing that we can make ourselves well is a vital part of the healing process. Sometimes people block the healing power of unconditional love when they feel they don't deserve to heal, or when they hold on to anger or other unbalanced emotions. For example, Angie, a former chiropractic patient of mine, came to me after her neck and back were heart in a car accident.She was a gymnast and was on her way to a performance when a van hit the passenger side of her car. Angie spent several days in the hospital and several weeks resting at home, but she wasn't seeing any improvement in her condition. "I haven't gotten any of my flexibility back. I still can't turn my head, and my back feels as stiff as a board," she explained.


I asked Angie to tell me about the collision, and she began to describe the events as she recalled them. As she spoke, her voice became louder and faster, her face flashed with emotion. She said she was very angry, and she was afraid she was going to miss months of competition and performance. "Why did this happen to me?"she asked. As she spoke, I could see Angie's body tensing and becoming even more rigid. I realized that she might be blocking her own healing with her anger and ingratitude. I explained that if she balanced her emotions concerning the accident, she could open her heart and begin to benefit from the healing essence of unconditional love. "What do you mean, 'when I balance my emotions'?" she asked. "I can't help how I feel!"


I explained that our emotions are based on our perceptions. That fact that we can, and do,change our minds and our opinions indicates that we can also change our perceptions and the way we feel about things. "Okay," she said, "but what does that have to do with healing my neck so I can perform again?" I suggested to Angie that the anger she felt surrounding her injury might be creating a block in her healing and explained that by balancing her perceptions she could exchange anger for gratefulness and the healing power for unconditional love. She agreed that it was worth trying and said she would return the following day.


When Angie arrived, I explained the method I call, "The Demartini Method," which I developed to help balance perception and tap in to unconditional love. For the next few hours, Angie worked on balancing her perceptions of the collision, the driver of the van, and her injury.She eventually discovered that an equl number of negatives and positives were associated with the car wreck, the other driver, and even her own injury. She could see how she had done to other people the same types of things that she now accused the driver of doing to her. And she realized that she wanted to stop blaming and start healing.


When Angie completed the final step in the Demartini Method, she looked up at me with tears in her eyes and said, "Wow! I can help how I feel. I really get it. Blaming doesn't help anything. Right now, I feel really grateful just to be alive. " I asked Angie to step into the adjusting room and focus on her gratefulness and on her vision of the flexibility she was certain to regain. I then adjusted her and asked her to remain in a relaxed state for a moment or two after the adjustment to feel the unconditional love healing her neck and her back. As she sat up gradually and then stood, I could see that she already had regained some of her flexibility. She confirmed what I saw. "I can actually turn my head a little," she said with a big smile. I supported Angie's internal healing process with several more adjustments and exactly one month after her competition for a routine she performed on the balance beam.


All Complete Healing Is Activated 
Through Love and Gratitude
     ・ Unconditional love heals.
     ・ True, heartfelt gratitude releases unconditional
             love.
     ・ The power that made the body can heal the body.
     ・ No matter what healers or therapists do, they can
            only support you own natural or inheren healing
            process.


Certainty and Presence Intensify Healing
      Be certain certain that you will heal.
     ・ Visualize yourself doing what you love to do, and
            believe you will do these things again when you are
            well.
     ・ Fill your heart with so many grateful thoughts that
            no room remains for worry and fear.
     ・ be present to the healing energy of unconditional
            love.


The Truth Is...
Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized.
In the first it is ridiculed; in the second it is opposed;
in the third it is regarded as self evident.
                   -- Arthur Shopenhauer

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