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PERSONALLY SPEAKING   By Sage Michaels     (Continued from page 5)

I began to resent that part of myself, and unconsciously created experiences from others, to match how I felt towards myself. I went underground.  I would learn to use my intuition, in disguise. In other words, I used it through the pretext of the intellect.  I allowed right brain thinking, to come through left brain use, while retaining my right brain awareness. 
Natural knowing, and intellectual knowing are two sides of the same coin.  One side of the penny shows heads, the other tails, but, here's the most important point, their still one coin.  The intuitive and the intellect are still conscious awareness, spirit, god, divine power, etc. however, you personalize life.  We have usually identified ourselves, with one or the other, depending on what evolutionary awareness life was expressing at the time.  I always felt outside of the box, because I was more familiar with the natural way of knowing, then intellectual.  Unfortunately for me, that was the one to be feared and was not accepted as real.  Here's what I have come to understand that I want to pass on.  When mankind accepts one way of being over another, we are rejecting an aspect of ourselves. As long as we do this, we will never feel whole.  We will be limited as creators.  We need both.  One gives us the knowing the other makes sense out of that knowing.  I am now learning to embrace both, and really have a much deeper understanding and acceptance of the whys in life.  I don't think we would be so reluctant to embrace change if we could understand the whys, behind the changes.  I believe this is where we are in evolution.  We are ready to bring in the natural way of knowing, while not rejecting the intellect.  It is all spirit, just being expressed in different form.  When we can get to the place where we can allow left-brain and right brain to operate together, imagine if you will, what we can create.  Imagine the conscious choices we will make, and the reasons why, not after the fact, but before.  Will fear have any reason to stick around in our lives then?  Without fear, will we truly have heaven on earth?  My natural knowing tells me yes; my intellect says wait and see.  One thing you can be sure of it will be interesting.

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In its long history of use,  Reiki has aided in healing virtually every known illness and injury
including serious problems like multiple sclerosis, heart disease, fibromyalgia and cancer.
Reiki can be used on skin problems, cuts, bruises,
broken bones headache, colds, flu, impotence, poor memory, lack of confidence, addictions, etc.

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If you are ill or facing adversity, you can begin to heal yourself by following the paths others have followed. Forgive yourself and others, live with hope, faith and love and watch the results in your life and in the lives you touch. Remember that success and healing refer to what you do with your life, not to how long you avoid death.
What approach should you take to your illness? I have three words of advice: accept, retreat and surrender. Those three words might scare you if you were an inexperienced warrior going into battle, but others who have employed these tactics have won great victories.
You need to accept your situation if you want to be empowered to change it. I don't mean you need to accept any particular outcome of a disease, but you need to accept that the disease exists in your life and you are a participant. Once you accept that the disease or other misfortune has become a part of your life, you can marshal your forces to eliminate or alter it. If you avoid thinking about it, deny it or feel hopeless, you cannot play a part in changing it and your life.
Accepting the situation does not mean accepting someone else's prediction about what will happen to you. No one knows what your future will be. Do not accept that you must die in three weeks or six months because someone's statistics say you will. You are better off denying your illness completely than accepting a prediction that sounds like a death sentence. The best course, though, is accepting that you have problems while denying anyone's predictions about how your situation will turn out. Individuals are not statistics.
When I say "retreat," I don't mean withdrawing in the face of a more powerful opponent. For me a retreat means withdrawing to a quiet place where I can be aware of my thoughts and feelings. The quiet place may be anywhere; the source of true peace and quiet are inside me. In my retreat I withdraw from all the demands of life, but at the same time I am fully alive to myself and my loved ones. I do not always retreat alone. I can retreat with those who are close to me so that we can heal our forces and prepare to take on life when our retreat is over. When we return we are ready to fight for our lives. My wife Bobbie and I regularly retreated when our five children were young. We needed the space and time to restore and heal ourselves.
When you have accepted, retreated and prepared yourself to fight, then you are ready to surrender. Again, you do not surrender to outcomes but to events. We waste so much energy fighting the nature of life. Accept the nature of life and surrender to it. When you do, you will have peace. When our energy is restored, we stop fighting things we cannot control, and we can start building our lives. Surrender is not about doing nothing; it is about doing the right things.
When you surrender to the illness, you continue to receive your treatments, explore your feelings, repair your relationships and do all the other work of healing. But while you are working, you are saying, "Thy will be done" and not "My will be done." Surrender the pain, fear and worries and you'll be able to keep love, hope and joy in your life. As the Serenity Prayer tells us, leave it to God and rest. (
Excerpted with permission from Prescriptions for Living ©1998 by Bernie S. Siegel, M.D.,)

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