In working with patients and clients, I’ve noticed there’s time between first symptom and notifying a doctor of the symptom and that time varies. I’m not telling you not to see a doctor, but I’m telling you, in that time in which you notice or bring awareness or consciousness to the first symptom, real or unreal, when you first get a thought that, “Houston, there may be a problem,” at that first thought, here’s what I want you to do, and it’s very important.
First of all, I want you to do nothing. I do not want you to go on the Internet and research anything. I do not want you to think that it’s anything. I don’t want you to tell anyone. I certainly don’t want you to label it. I want you to consider it that it is nothing. If you give it no thought, it’s nothing.
Everything on this planet, or in this Universe or in this realm is nothing until you give it thought. If you give it no thought, it’s nothing. If it’s nothing, it cannot harm you. You don’t give it any power. There’s only one power and that’s God. So, there cannot be any power in this symptom, this condition, or whatever it is that brought it to a conscious awareness.
So, here’s what I want you to do. I want you to find somewhere nice and quiet. I want you to set aside a spot, either sitting in a chair or on the floor with a pillow, and I want you to get super quiet and I want you to ask yourself these million-dollar questions: What exactly is going on in my life right now? What is taking my peace away?
If you still don’t know, reflect on your family, because here is the way it works for wellness. It’s either in the family or outside of the family or both. It’s that simple. So it is one or the other or both. You need to reflect. If it’s outside of the family, is it your workplace? Is it the government? National finances? Things you hear
about on the news that you should not be watching? Are you carrying the world?
What are your angers, frustrations, regrets, remorse, chaos, and dislikes that might have recently occurred?
Here’s another question. What change has occurred? If it’s in your workplace, is it a cultural change? You’ve got a new CEO? Do you have new policies in your workplace? New owner? Did you read or hear about something that’s happening nationally or globally that you’re not at peace with? Has somebody moved into your house? Has somebody moved out of your house? Are there any issues of betrayal, real or unreal? Is there acting up child or adult? Or, has this child or adult done something to you deep down that you disapprove of? It might be a relationship your child is in, might be your child’s career path, and might be something they did that you’re not proud of. You need to figure out if there was an event or series of events that you decided on and choose to take your peace away bringing forth the manifestation of the symptom.
If something has not changed, then your “view” of something” (view of a person(s), an event(s) or yourself) has changed.
Once you find this condition, this event, this series of events, whatever it is, you still have only three options, you can accept it, change it, or avoid it. Whatever it is it’s not more important than your health.
You still do not know…?
If you don’t know what is causing the dis-ease, ask God. “God, show me what I need to see.” Well, whatever it is, once it’s brought to your awareness, you need to do something about it immediately, right here, right now, at any cost. Don’t let, for example, a family situation shift from peaceful to something negative, which causes the manifestation of dis-ease. Change it, accept it, or avoid it at all cost…just don’t let it manifest!
Now, the number seven key to wellness is the most powerful one, and one that I literally prescribe to almost every client or patient that I work with, and it is the most overlooked. This one technique is worth the price of this book alone, and
that is: you need to be at peace right now at all costs. What takes your peace away? Change and accepting it or avoiding it.
But, you also need to see yourself at peace one month from today. More importantly, and this one I use on almost all my clients and patients, and that is, how do you see yourself one year from today? Are you at peace? What’s around you? And I break it down. What are the family members and how are they? I call it the five F’s, family, faith, fun, finances, and fitness. If it’s working with a patient, “One year from now, you’re totally well, dis-ease free. Yes, you’re free of dis-ease. Surrounded by a loving family. You’re in a great environment. You love your work, (if you work). You can’t wait to get there. You’re at ease and you’re at peace, and your finances, abundance just flows.”
So here’s the “Aha”
This is the powerful part. When you see yourself one year from today at peace (real or unreal), and at ease, your body instantly responds. Second of all, the Universe begins to provide everything you need to be in that situation, and it’s an accelerated speed. So, if you see yourself at a beach house, you see yourself selling coconuts, whatever, the opportunities start appearing. The Universe starts getting aligned and whatever you’re moving towards starts appearing.
The third thing, and it’s the most important thing, and it’s my theory, is when you fill your consciousness, remember I said consciousness, with that picture and you hold that in your conscious thought, the unconscious cannot allow anything in its thought that conflicts with it. What I mean by that is: if consciously you do not see a picture, you’ve just given a blank screen to the unconscious to create and do whatever it wants, real or unreal. So, by filling that picture, you’re directing the unconscious to go into that direction.
You only have three options in every situation which causes dis-ease, and I learned this from Eckhart Tolle, in his work The Power of Now. The 3 options are: 1. You can try to change it 2. You can accept it 3. You can avoid it. If you try to change it, and sometimes you can, you have to learn to put systems in play so it never happens again. You have to be at peace
Second option, accept that that’s the way it is. Now, there’s a book out by Byron Katie, Loving What Is, and it breaks down the idea of “accepting” to very simplistic terms. In Loving What Is, she says dogs bark, cats meow, guys lay on the couch. It’s what is. It’s the way God created them. It’s just what is.
Often, in dealing with patients that have a “problem” with someone else, I show them how the person they’re complaining about is no different than…and I would use and animal…and they say, “He just lies around.” And I say, “Well, he’s like a cat. A cat just lies around.” “He never listens to me. “He only sometimes listens to me or conveniently listens to me.” And I say, “Still sounds like a cat. A cat lies around. You can tell it something. It may listen to you. It may not. But, if you call it around dinner time, the probability of it getting up and paying attention to you is higher.” And, the person says, “Yes, that’s my husband.” So, I reply, “Well, he’s a cat. Are you going to change a cat? No. Are you going to change your husband? No. It’s the way God created him.”
So, you have a choice to either change or accept the relationship or the person. It’s the way God created it. There is nothing wrong with “it” (him, her, an event or object). It’s just what is.
If you choose avoidance, you the option to avoid the person, place or thing… at all cost! The reason why is unconsciously or consciously, you don’t want to make the decision that you have a fourth choice and that fourth choice is dis-ease.
Let me tell you the way it works…
Let’s say at work you have a shift in culture. You’ve got a new CEO, different management style, new boss, new task, whatever, a change of culture, change of something that takes your peace away at work. Your first thing is, “Well, I can’t change it. I’m not the CEO. I’m not in charge. So, changing isn’t an option.” So number two is accepting. “What they’re doing isn’t right. I can never accept it. It’s not right.” So, you’re left with one last choice and that is to avoid.
Now, to avoid means to go and look for another job. When I’m working with patients that have issues in the work environment (and I have a large percentage of patients that fall into this category) they manifest an illness because they didn’t try to change the situation, didn’t accept it the way it is, and didn’t avoid it. That leaves only on option and that is dis-ease. They no longer have to go to work if they have dis-ease. Disease is a way out. Now, you’re probably saying, “Well, are you telling me that people consciously or unconsciously manifest a serious physical condition, so they don’t have to go to work?” My answer is yes, this is often the case. I see it every day, and not only do I see it every day, but I see it more than once every day.
I try to assist patients in accepting it, but when we get to that point of, if they can’t accept it and if they can’t change it because they’re not the CEO, or they are not in a position to change it, it leaves them with these options. It’s either avoid it, be sick until retirement or no longer be around. I suggest they avoid it. I tell patients, “I would rather you sell coconuts down on the beach, live a simple lifestyle and be at peace.” If you don’t get up in the morning and you don’t look forward to the place you’re going, you need to look around.
I always ask clients and patients “What’s your priority?” And they go through their own top three or four, and usually health is in the top three, because if you don’t have health, your family doesn’t mean anything. If you don’t have health, finances don’t mean anything. Nothing really means a lot if you do not have health. But what I point out to my patients is that if you do not have any time, that’s more important than health, because you could have all the health in the world, but if you don’t have any time left, health doesn’t matter.
Another priority should concern your spiritual being. The spiritual being is the soul essence that occupies the body. If this hadn’t been given to you by God, at the beginning of time, you would not exist. The soul is a number one priority, time is number two and then health is number three in priority
If health is truly the number three priority on your chart, then when something comes about, why don’t you address it immediately? I hear clients and patients say, “Well, I don’t want to hurt the person’s feelings. I don’t want to confront them. I don’t want to avoid them.” So, what you’re saying is, you’d rather stuff it in your body and hurt yourself.
What happens when you stuff it in your body that is tied and buried within you unconsciously and I literally see this in patients. The situation might have happened 70 years ago but the patient is still carrying it. Just by mentioning one word that is tied to the emotion of 70 years ago causes the body to tense up. Their blood pressure increases and the energy in his/her body starts shifting unfavorably. He/she doesn’t even know that it is happening.
So, when I say, “Go ahead. Take care of it immediately at all cost,” I mean it. There’s nothing more important. There’s nothing more important that you need to do right this second, and whatever it is, and I don’t care what it is, you need to take care of it this moment.
This iidea for wellness, is extremely powerful and easy to implement, and that is, when you’re the observer, when you’re monitoring your peace, when you’re waking up and you meditate and you’re conscious about the thoughts and the environment around you and the emotions you’ve tied to each thought, when something challenges you or begins to take your peace away or it takes your peace away, here’s what you need to do. You need to confront all issues immediately at all cost! The reason why I say immediately is because the longer it goes, the more the issue “festers.” The more your body is responding to not being at ease, and the more your body is in this “not at ease” state, the more it increases your chances for dis-ease. So, when I say act on it immediately, I mean act on it immediately. When I say at all cost, I mean at all cost.
For healing, anything that takes peace away, anything that causes concerns, and/or anything that causes fear, take its power away. Even in dealing with my patients and their relationships and family, if they have a spouse or a family member that just “rattles their cage” or takes the peace away out of a patient I’m working with, one of the first things I do is, suggest to the patient to take the power away from that individual and return it to God.
The individuals that you give power to don’t deserve the power. You’ve given that person power, so if they do not have any power, they cannot cause you any harm. For complete wellness wellness, do not give God’s power to anyone or anything. It is not your job to give away God’s power.
The fifth idea for wellness comes from a book that I love, A Course of Miracles, by The Foundation of Inner Peace and in this wonderful text they have the saying, “Don’t give God’s power away.” What is meant by that is, if you don’t give anything any power, it can’t cause any harm.
With the patients that I work with, I usually break it down this way. “Is there but only one power?” “Yes.” “And, is that God’s power?” “Yes.” Then, depending on their beliefs I ask; “Is that power good?” They say, “Yes.” “Is that power love?” Well, if there’s only one power, then why do you give God’s power away? And, if there’s only one power, and that power is good, why do you take that power and give it to something else?”
I see it happening all the time. Right now, one of the biggest segments with the male patients that I work with is that they have a problem with the government. They have problems with Congress. They have a problem with whoever’s in office. They have given politicians power. The power of God. They’ve taken it from God and given it to something or someone else.
What about cancer? We give it power. The power is based on fear. Somebody tricked you into giving God’s power to “it”. Do not give it any of God’s Power. It is not your job to give God’s Power to anything. The power of anything other than good, other than love, is an illusion. It is something that you have allowed yourself to believe in order to trick you into giving it power, because there’s only one power and it’s not darkness. Everything ends up going to the light. Everything at some point ends up going back to God.
So, where does darkness come from? We gave it God’s power. We did it out of fear. It is really easy to destroy darkness. Bring forth light and you take away darkness’s power. It has no power unless you give it power. Light casts out darkness. Darkness cannot exist where there’s light. Everything…and I mean it when I say it…everything returns to the light.
Regrets and remorse are the opposite of improving God’s plan. Regrets and remorse is your ego saying, “Oh, I did that wrong” which is really saying, “I screwed up God’s plan.” Here’s what you need to understand. Not only is it not your plan, not only is the plan that’s in effect greater than anything you can imagine, but best of all is, no matter what you do…
“You cannot screw up God’s plan.” It’s all in order.
For example, I was dealing with a patient one day who had regrets and remorse issues and he was second-guessing himself on what he did. I responded with this really powerful statement, “You cannot screw up God’s plan.” Everything is in order. It’s your choice on how to view it. It’s your choice on how to respond to it.
Another factor in dis-ease is anger. Anger is your ego trying to control or improve something God created, and this something is “very good” as it states in the Bible. And your ego looks at it and says, “No, it’s not very good. I know what very good is. Very good would be if they were more like me. Or you and your ego think/say “If I was them, I would be doing it this way,” or “How dare they do that?” or “Don’t they know who I am?” Anger is your frustration trying to improve God’s plan. and you can’t improve God’s plan, it's already perfect!
This next key factor for wellness is something that your ego is going to dislike, but if you incorporate this concept, you will be in the state of wellness where dis-ease cannot exist. Using the simple phrase, “Resist nothing” brings about a state of wellness. Because, only the things you resist can harm you, and if you don’t resist, it cannot cause any harm.
Now, the challenge with this is the ego wants to be in control. The ego has its own plan. The ego does not like your non-resistance because in its mind, it shows weakness. “Oh, we’re not resisting so they must be winning” is what the ego is saying.
Recently, I was completing business transaction, and we were actually foreclosing on a property (we were the lender/mortgage holder), and I was working close with the borrower. We made arrangements for us to gain possession of the property prior to the foreclosure, so we received keys to the property and reinstated the permits. We stabilized the building and made improvements to protect the asset.
It was at this point that I met with the borrower and he said, that he had spoken to his attorney and was told to take back the keys and to take back possession of the property. Now, we just went through this big contractual obligation where we even paid money for these rights! So my response was simply, “Here are the keys.”
The borrower then stated that he was going to “go downtown and get the permits to demolish the building.” My calm response was, “Fine, knock yourself out. Have fun.” His reply was, “And we’re going to sue you.” I quickly responded with, “You can’t sue me because we’re not resisting. We’re not fighting with you. You want the keys. Here they are. If you want to knock down the building, then knock it down.” I then reminded him that the building didn’t really belong to me, or to him. Everything belongs to God under the Universal Law of possession. Whatever you want to do is fine. I decided that I wasn’t going to give him my peace or buy into the attorney’s idea. I later walked away from that table with the keys, with possession of the property, with everything in full force and they did not knock down the building.
So, the idea is if you don’t resist it, how can it harm you? It cannot. Resist nothing. You are not in charge. You’re just the observer. You’re in charge of your thoughts. You’re in charge in the way in which you respond to situations, but your ego says, “I can.” “I can improve God’s plan. I can improve God’s creations.” Judgment tells you that you can improve individuals, situations, circumstances, and people around you, that you have a better plan than God. The problem is, these ideas do not promote wellness… they promote dis-ease.
It’s so much easier and so much more peaceful if you resist nothing. You’ve got to remember that God looks down at everything and sees everything in order. When you look and see everything in order, you too are at peace. When you have that peace, dis-ease cannot occur. Dis-ease cannot even think about being present.