What matters…..

by Winter on January 27, 2016

One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul.

~Clarissa Pinkola Estes

My dreams give me many posts, almost daily, that never make it to this site.  Early in the wee dawn hours I frequently awaken with the entire post playing in my mind.  It is all there, neatly written and tidied up.  All I have to do is make my cup of tea, head to the computer, and “fill in the blanks.”

But I don’t. Instead, I make my tea, let the dogs out, let the dogs in, feed them, discuss the latest “topic” with Michael, and ultimately make my way to my car, workout and my “routine.” And whatever my routine is, it doesn’t include taking a moment to put down my dream time messages.

Yet, hiding behind my routine lies a knowing that I can’t cover up, or deny.  Deep in my bones I know the thoughts and words I dismiss are not mine, but those of a higher Source. I can choose to ignore them, but they will just resurface at another time, another place.  Ultimately, they will haunt me until I put them down where I can see and reflect on their meaning, eventually acting on what I am hearing.

The message I ignore isn’t how to save the world, although there was a time when I thought that was my role in life, to somehow “save the world.” The message is more of a gentle whisper suggesting that I reach out and mend what is within my reach.

Just when the world seems to be overwhelming, when I feel there is little I can do to make a difference, the whispers remind me of two of my favorite quotes:

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

We know that it does not take everyone on Earth to bring justice and peace, but only a small, determined group who will not give up during the first, second, or hundredth gale. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Allowing the light of our Soul to show up and tell the truth, without being attached to the outcome, gives others strength. It is an act of the greatest necessity.  And it is very, very scary.

(Picture courtesy of Speaking Truth to Power)








Discovering Things We Do Not Understand

by Winter on October 12, 2015

According to Einstein, “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.” Lately, it seems that most of us have fallen away from the mysterious, from miracles, and from events that cannot be explained. We are “spiritually offline” ignoring things we do not understand.

The thought of the mysterious, or “how does the Universe work?” was brought home to me recently when I attended the annual meeting of Beech Tree Labs, hosted by the Founder and President, John McMichael, PhD (immunologist and virologist.) Many doctors, veterinarians, and others who support John and his work attend this meeting. At one point I felt as if we had stepped into the worlds of Rudolf Steiner, Wilhelm Reich, Viktor Schauberger, and more recently Bill Bengston(who occasionally attends these meetings.)

For three days we listened to case studies, which could only fall under the heading of miraculous. This wasn’t the first time that I learned of people recovering from “terminal” illnesses by using a Resonant Signaling Therapy John created (I have had personal experience with John’s RMST for both myself and our pets. I know they work.)  And it wasn’t just John’s work. Dr. Burt Berkson was also in attendance, presenting case studies showing his breakthrough treatments using the antioxidant Alpha Lipoic Acid.

The concept that grabbed me the most was a presentation by Bernadette Doran, Founder and Director of Chicago’s Equilibrium.*  Bernadette presented research based in the energy healing methods of Bill Bengston. The concept of “energy healing” isn’t new to me so why, at this point in my life, did it grab me?

In my opinion, there are several reasons. First, my personal encounter with a cardiologist who saw the heart as merely a mechanical device and me as a just another patient to be put on drugs….forever.  The word, “unprescribe” is not in his vocabulary. In his mind, life style has nothing to do with health. Added to that, when my insurance company sent me a reminder to refill a prescription, one I no longer take, I was just short of irate.

Second, and probably more importantly, Bengston’s work (and that of Rupert Sheldrake), offers “potential” answers to why some people get well after they are scanned for health problems. All along my intention has been to get information that can help the person heal (be it body, mind, or spirit.) It hasn’t been to actually heal, although healing energies are always offered during the course of a session. Bengston’s work supports the idea that when we offer healing energies we are helping the client strengthen their immune system, enabling them to heal.

Many years ago, my sojourn into the field of “Medical Intuition” started with a cartoon character diagnosing the body of my monitor during one of my lab sessions at the Monroe Institute.  Shortly afterward, I met an M.D./PhD from Brown University who was interested in the work of Edgar Cayce.  We teamed up in an attempt to explore and understand what was taking place when we scanned a body.  (I use the pronoun “we” because a scan is never just one person, it includes the monitor, the client, and sometimes a third, interested party.)

Frequently an individual would come back to us to “thank” us for the healing. Although we thanked them for the feedback, we felt that we weren’t healing; rather we were just scanning their body for useful and helpful information.

But over time, we were witness to several incidents that we could not explain, times when the client was healed.

Marsha, a young woman with temporal lobe epilepsy, comes to mind. After we gave her referring neuro-psychologist the “scan” information, Marsha wanted to meet with me. At first, I declined because I knew I had said all that there was to say. Later, I agreed to meet with her. When we met, serious physical problems were evident, including a hand that was curling into itself as well as slurred speech.  I remember wondering just what else I could do when I mentally heard, “Heal her.”

“You don’t understand. I do body scanning and evaluations. I don’t do healing. Besides, look at her. Her problems are very noticeable. Couldn’t you give me someone easy to start with?”

“Heal her!”

I moved over to the sofa and took her twisted hand in my own. I could feel the energy that she was turning inward on herself.

“Marsha, you are doing this to your body and you have to take control of this energy. No one else can do it for you. You are going to start by healing your hand.” I then proceeded to tell her about a past life where she was a Chinese man who had let his nails grow through his hand in order that he might have control over his life.

Marsh turned white. “That is the life I saw when I first underwent hypnosis!” She finished the story that I had begun. The energy in the room changed and I felt a oneness with her, unlike anything I had ever experienced.

Marsha left in the same physical condition as when she arrived.

Two weeks later I received a telephone call. “You heard about Marsha?”

“Did she die?”

“No. She was putting a splint on her hand every night in order to keep it from retracting more. One night, she forgot to put the splint on and woke up to find her hand was normal. Not only that, but she doesn’t have a speech problem anymore.”

On another occasion, I was with my friend Tom. Tom had not been feeling well for several months, and as we strolled around Central Park, I had this strong feeling that I wanted to send energy to his liver. I asked him if that would be OK.

We returned to the hotel, where I asked him to lie down. I placed my hand on his liver. My only thought was that I would imagine running white light down my arm to my palm. Before I finished this thought, I felt an intense current race through my body. I couldn’t move my hand. It was a loop of electric current, as if my hand and his liver were magnetic poles.

A loud voice boomed, “That’s enough!” The energy suddenly shut off, just as quickly as it had started. A few days later, Tom’s physician pronounced him perfectly healthy.

As I reflect on my history of conducting medical scans, I see the healing energy thread that I have tended to ignore. It’s impossible to intensely focus attention, or awareness, on someone or something and not have an effect, even if it is only the observer effect.

There’s one more piece to this blog. Years ago, I had the very good fortune to study with Frances Farrelly.  Although there are many ways to describe Fran, I usually say she was an “old time medium.” She was the real thing. Her tool was radionics, but she didn’t need the box. Often people would be healed simply by writing to Fran, asking for healing. They would thank her for the healing before she had even opened the envelope.

Without going into detail, this happened to me recently.  I casually asked a group of healers if they would focus on what I have been told are my slow-growing cataracts. (There was a strict protocol for this, but I didn’t know it at the time.) The bottom line was one morning, about two hours after waking, I realized I could see very clearly.  Things at a distance were sharp and crisp, not blurry. I could even read signs. I still can.

Beginning in November, at the next Medical Intuition Class in Virginia, I will be incorporating the energy cure, Bill Bengston’s method of healing into the process. In my opinion, we have been doing this all along, let’s tweak it and see what happens.



*(I will be training classes on Medical Intuition, and seeing private clients, at Equilibrium in March and August of 2016.)



Dog Days of August

August 23, 2015

Local corn, fresh tomatoes, fog-laced mornings, spending morning tea/coffee  and evening sunsets looking out over, frequently, a calm lake.  These are some of the things that I think about when I think of August. A  quick look in our greenhouse shows me that the “volunteers” are thriving.  If ever I believed in Devas, it is […]

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What is Medical Intuition?

June 28, 2015

  Recently, many readers have called or emailed me, asking me to tell them more about what the class on medical intuition at the Monroe Institute is all about.  This rainy summer day in Maine seems to be a good time to make that attempt.  (What I say today is always subject to change!) A […]

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Our True Nature…

April 20, 2015

Steve Ross, (one of my favorite (far from average) yoga teachers, and a former Vedic Monk) says,” Life is a purposeless energy, going nowhere…it is a play…consciousness is doing its thing in all of these many forms in one intelligent, vast, indescribable reality. We are separate from our true nature because of our negative thoughts, presumptions, […]

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February 15, 2015

Maybe my love of wine is a result of a past life in France. All I know is that I love wine and that life was one of my excuses for drinking wine, lots of wine. In this life, my mother treated my colic with blackberry wine, and the nectar of the gods has been with me ever since.  I had numerous excuses […]

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Waking Up…

January 18, 2015

Today was no exception in my morning wake-up.  I was brought to consciousness by a heavy weight across my neck and a wet, slurpy kiss that hit my mouth dead-on.  Mikha, our 22 pound, long-haired dachshund was awake, fulfilling his “job-description”to love and kiss any chance he gets. Aided in his mission was “Sneakers,” our […]

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A New Years Resolution: Let Food Be Thy Medicine

January 13, 2015

He that takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the time of his doctor. (Ancient Chinese Proverb) If you are one of the many who have decided to clean up your diet, at least for the month of January, let me toss a few things out for your consideration. For years I have asked clients about what […]

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A heart-felt event…

December 16, 2014

I am one of those people whose blood pressure goes up if I even look at a BP cuff (let alone “think” about the fact that someone, somewhere, is going to check my blood pressure. So recently, when I decided I was going to check my blood pressure it was out of character, even if […]

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Medical Intuition

September 2, 2014

This December 5-7 Larry Burke, MD and I will be offering a long-weekend class on medical intuition at the Monroe Institute.  Because I am frequently asked how I discovered that I was a medical intuitive, I am posting the interview. Winter Robinson and Dr. Larry Burk offer Medical Intuition and Symbolic Diseases at TMI in […]

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