Let us be still…

by Winter on June 6, 2017

“To the rationally minded the mental processes of the intuitive appear to work backward. Conclusions are reached before the premises.”
~Frances Wickes: the Inner World of Childhood

Many of us have grown up in a culture where we think of our doctors as “God.” They were, and for the most part still are, the experts when it comes to healing—helping us get well from whatever malady we might have. (The doctors also seem to believe they are gods, after all, haven’t they spent time and money for a career in the top tier of our society?)

It is my opinion that we are the only expert when it comes to our body. Until we added Medical Intuition to the physical assessment class at Brown University there was (to my knowledge) no other school where intuition was consciously being incorporated into the study of allopathic medicine.

Running frightening close to our doctor/god model are pharmaceuticals being the road to health.  From the amount of advertising we see in the media, we may soon not need doctors at all.  “Just call your doctor and tell him you want x,y,z for the new disease we have just told you that you have.”

Of course, the pharmaceutical field, for a very large part, doesn’t research drug interactions. Over the years many of the health problems clients have brought to me have been a result of drug interactions. My first experience with this was scanning a young man who was dying. In my scan I sensed he was on too many antibiotics which were counteracting each other. We had to find a way to tell his doctor our suspicions, without saying a Medical Intuitive said, “The problem is too many drugs.”

In the end, I suggested that his fiancee tell his doctor that she had a dream. In the dream, his antibiotics were working against each other. She did. They deleted all but one antibiotic and the young man recovered.

What we put into our body is so important to our health and yet, nutrition is barely a footnote in most medical schools. I have given a lot of thought as to why we don’t use foods that thin the blood (and there are many) and prescribe them for thinning blood instead of prescription drug thinners with numerous side effects. It is usually the elderly who have heart problems and take a blood thinner. It is usually the elderly who fall, break bones, contract pneumonia and die. The blood thinner Coumadin works by blocking Vitamin K, which the body needs to build strong bones. So who does one listen to, the Cardiologist who wants to prevent a stroke, the Orthopedic Surgeon who wants his patient to have strong bones, or your body?

What better place to corporate our intuition than by using it to be/stay healthy? Intuition is not opposed to reason, but compliments reason. It is not uncommon for an intuitive flash to occur after you have worked hard on a problem or project, possibly to exhaustion. Research can only get so far without the use of intuition. Artists, authors, musicians use their intuition to know when something is “right” or complete. Our bodies know what is needed, if we listen.

When we take responsibility for designing our own health and our own life we are constantly called upon to make choices without knowing what the outcome will be. We simply “trust” that a door that has opened and it is one we must step through, or be forever wondering “If only I had….”. Major decisions are seldom rational, and decisions based solely on reason may not be desirable.

If I had based many (perhaps all) of the major decisions in my life on logic, I certainly wouldn’t be where I am today. Numerous, life-changing events in my life occurred around a “felt sense” for change. One that I remember well was deciding, in the middle of my junior year of college, that I was going to change schools. There was no logic for this decision, in fact logic would have suggested that I stay where I was.

In fact, I still remember the moment I decided that I was going to leave Maryville College. It was the end of the fall semester and, in typical fashion, I had cleaned my room, and everything in sigh, supposedly in preparation for studying. Opening my book, the thought popped into my head, “I’m leaving here. I’m going to transfer.” To be honest, I didn’t have a clue where I was going. In that moment I set something in motion that had been unconsciously tugging at me for quite a while.

From being a big fish in a small pond I went to being a tiny, tiny fish in the ocean. I switched from being a Music major at a small, religious institution (with 1200 + – students), to being a Psychology major at a huge university where there were 56,000 on campus.

And in the long run, what difference did it make? Maybe none in the academic scheme of things, the smaller college was prestigious. But in terms of happiness, I was much happier at the larger U.

That may have been my introduction into “life happens.” I can’t chase it, all I can do is be open to it. ( It’s that “Outrageous Openness” idea again.)

We live in a world where it is easier to pop a pill than to sit quietly, reflecting on our internal process.

When I am patiently really relaxed, not desiring anything, not searching for the meaning of life, or that “peak experience,” life (and miracles) happens.

Regardless of how I might think life works: it’s random, I co-create it, or it’s by Divine Design, I have no doubt that intuition plays a significant role in the outcome.

Somewhere along the way I discovered that intuition does not evaluate, rather it gives possibilities and provides insight into the nature of things. It is not a substitute for, but a compliment to critical thinking and moral evaluation.

In a world that seems to have no common sense, no critical thinking, and no moral evaluation, let us be still, forgetting everything we think we have heard; remembering how much we do not know. Let us discover, perhaps for the first time, our inner wisdom, our intuition.

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To Fear, or Not to Fear….

by Winter on May 8, 2017

Daniel Quinn’s Ishmael and Michael Crichton’s State of Fear are two books that recently called to me. I couldn’t leave either on the used book shelf. Both use an intensive bibliography to weave a similar theme⏤a theme I have been pondering for quite a while. Both re-ignited my previous thoughts about propaganda, fear and intuition.

How could fear possibly play a role in our lives if we are on our spiritual, intuitive path? If we are using our intuition, we sense “Truth” in our gut. We know when we are being lied to, or told to look at that “shinny object” which distracts us from “what is.” It might make us angry, but not fearful.

I have grown weary of all of the things we are told to fear. On our own we spend much of our lives worrying about getting sick, growing old, something happening to a loved one (or animal) and/or losing the things we treasure most.

In fact, we have an abundance of things to worry about—things that can cause us to loose sleep, which is also a fear because it can lead to dementia (or so we are told.)

Not in any special order we have been told to fear:
Ebola
Iran’s nuclear capabilities
Libya’s terrible strongman (who turned out to be way better than the thugs who replaced him)
Terrorists
Russia
Liberals
Cholesterol
The “Other”
North Korea

Thich Nhat Hanh suggests that our search for fame, wealth, power and sexual gratification provides the perfect refuge for people to hide from the truth about the many challenges facing the world. Worse still, our addiction to material goods and a hectic lifestyle provides only a temporary plaster for gaping emotional and spiritual wounds, which only drives greater loneliness and unhappiness.

So back to the “thread” I started with: “The notion of social control⏤the requirement of every sovereign state is to exert control over the behavior of its citizens, to keep them orderly and reasonably docile. To keep them driving on the right side of the road-or the left, as the case may be. To keep them paying taxes. And of course we know that social control is best managed through fear. For fifty years, Western nations had maintained their citizens in a state of perpetual fear. Fear of the other side. Fear of nuclear war. The Communist menace. The Iron Curtain. The Evil Empire. And within the Communist countries, the same in reverse. Fear of us.” (from State of Fear.)

To take this idea one step further, I turned to Let Magic Happen. by Larry Burk, MD. In it, he quotes from Edward L. Bernays 1928 monograph, Propaganda:

Those who manipulate the unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested largely by men we have never heard of. We are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind.

My belief is that the above quotes give us “just cause” to be fearful. If they don’t, there is something very, very wrong and we are very, very asleep.

For years I have taught that we must use our intuitive messages and really act on them. And yet, I don’t believe we have. If we have heard our inner voice, we have been content to linger in our mind without doing anything with the feeling, sense or information that we received. We are waiting for the Knight on a white horse to gallop in and save us. We don’t seem to realize that we are the Knight and we are the Dark we need to save ourselves from. We are all of it.

Now, more than ever, we need to rekindle our connection to Spirit.

Larry Burk and I will be back at the Monroe Institute facilitating Medical Intuition and Symbolic Healing October 14-20, 2017. We hope you will join us.

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Our Search for Truth is Hiding in Plain Sight

March 9, 2017

In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot. ⏤Czelaw Milosz Frequently, I am amazed how the universe conspires to help me wake up. Three weeks ago I slipped on the granite steps at my mother-in-law’s home and broke my right wrist (I am […]

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Senseless

February 13, 2017

Some say that the Civil War was a war the South can’t forget and the North can’t remember.  Growing up, I thought the Civil War happened sometime during the 1940’s.  I didn’t realize it was 100+ years prior because my family, cousins, and Southern friends talked about it as though it had happened yesterday. Thinking […]

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Winter Solstice 2016

December 16, 2016

Many of you have asked me why I have not posted since the election.  You long for something I would offer that is uplifting, that will help you make sense of what you see; something that will make you feel better because everything will be OK.  Perhaps you long to know that tomorrow will be […]

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Shaking up the senses

October 4, 2016

Much of my professional career has been spent teaching, writing and reminding others about the need to be aware, in essence, to “wake up!” There is no doubt that I teach what I need to learn. I constantly remind myself to pay attention, to be aware. Recently, I took a spill while walking our dogs […]

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It’s always about the magic…

September 7, 2016

It’s been a while since I posted, and since I have several programs on Medical Intuition coming up, I thought I would give you my perspective on the process. First and foremost it’s about the magic…and we find magic through exploration. After my Gateway week at the Institute I kept returning, not only because of […]

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Spinning out of Time

May 8, 2016

It has been several years since I first started suggesting that we “walk with our knees flexed.”  This is because I hold the belief that so much in our lives is subject to change we need to always anticipate the unexpected. And so it is today, which started out (or so I thought) fairly well […]

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Who were the witches?

April 10, 2016

“Who were the witches? Where did they come from? Maybe your great, great grandmother was one!” So goes an old song I used to sing.  I remember telling numerous people who would ask if I thought I had been a witch that I had not, or if so, nothing happened to me. But then I […]

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What matters…..

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 […]

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