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We regard each of you as a healer. What heals, ultimately, is consciousness.
When you start to offer healing, you might feel, at first, an increase in
discomfort. As a healer, you are vulnerable--you must be in order to heal--when
you expose yourself to less-evolved energies. An inexperienced healer can
sometimes feel overwhelmed by them, as if you were hit by something. The way to
handle this is to focus strongly your attention on the qualities you wish to
bring. The three basic universal forces are love, which aligns with inspiration;
truth, intellect; and beauty, energy (or manifestation). In any situation in
which you feel something destructive or ugly, you can call upon these qualities.
For instance, letís say that somebody says something nasty or unfair to you. He
is likely dealing with some difficult issues that may not be all that much about
you personally. Sometimes, a person has just built up a lot of frustration and
is letting off steam, and you are there, so it is dumped on you. What most
people do is engage, because it triggers their own frustrations. Many actually
see this as a good opportunity to dump, too: "He is dumping on me, so I will
dump on him." It's sort of like mud wrestling, getting down and dirty, both
letting off steam even if they are muddied and bloodied as a result.
This comes under the heading of "growing through pain." When you consciously
become a spiritual student (everyone is an unconscious spiritual student) and
take charge of your own evolution, you begin to understand that there are
alternative ways of dealing with such a situation.
Unfortunately, most who have aspired to this have thought the only alternative
was to stuff down their frustrations, slap on a phony smile, and try to get
through it. That does keep a lid on things, which is sometimes the best that can
be hoped for. However, for more advanced students, you can deal with your
frustrations in a number of other ways.
There are therapeutic techniques that have been pioneered in alternative
psychology in recent generations. For example, if you feel angry, you might hit
a punching bag imagining it's the person who is bothering you, but with the
intention of getting it out of your system but not doing psychic harm to the
person (we are not speaking here of the equivalent of sticking pins in a voodoo
doll). In other words, you hold a loving intent to release the old pent-up
energy, which may also have little to do with the person who is triggering you.
It could, in fact, go back to your childhood or even past lives. The personís
offense may only be the most recent and relatively small layer of frustration.
Even more advanced, still, is to handle it in a kind of meditation where you
relax and invite all your pent-up frustrations to come up in the environment of
love that you are creating in your personal space. You may invite that
frustration to tell you its stories as if you were a loving therapist, parent,
or friend listening to someone who needs to unload. As you witness your own
unpleasant experiences in a way that says, "It's all right now. I love you. Go
ahead and let this out,Ē you may not need to act out the aggression physically.
However, sitting with it in meditation may make your body want to move in some
way if these old energies are stuck in it. Even if they are from a past life,
they may be in your body now. So if your body wants to move, go ahead and move
it in a safe way so that you donít hurt yourself or your environment. You may
want to hit something but you might just want to move in strange ways; it might
look like you are having a mild seizure or something similar, since your body is
releasing old, crippling energies. Sometimes, you might cry. Tears can be quite
healing--they often accompany the realization of truth; they allow you to let go
Now that you are aware that there are ways you can release your frustrations,
you may have less of a need to engage with the person who is being inappropriate
and who is triggering your desire to be inappropriate, as well. This is an
excellent foundation for later forgiveness, not only of this person but of all
those who have contributed to your many layers of frustration.
Life on the physical plane is designed to be frustrating. If everything were
smooth sailing all the time, if nothing got in your way, there would be no
learning. You could say that there is more frustration than there needs to be,
but the level of collective frustration is a collective choice. For most of you,
your society has chosen a high level of stress and complexity in order to
accelerate learning, but that has also accelerated wounding. This gives you more
opportunities to practice your healing skills, so, ultimately, it can be useful.
Still, you can individually choose to remove yourself from some of the
frustrations of your situation; for one thing, you can chose to interact with
fewer challenging people. You may not be able to eliminate them entirely, but
you can probably reduce them. When you are no longer looking for people with
whom you can get into a fight so that you can express some of your stored
frustrations, you will certainly have fewer combative people in your life.
With practice, you can more successfully deal with your desire to react
negatively by enfolding your reactions in love, truth, and beauty. If you are
not able to fully release your frustrations in the moment, you can be
increasingly confident that you will be able to do so when you get the chance to
spend some time with them. However, sometimes a personal attack seems to come
out of the blue, and you are not ready for it; you might feel viscerally like it
punched you in the gut. You hadn't established a space of light that could repel
it, so it takes you by surprise.
This is actually easy to deal with if you have your wits about you. That is that
key, because when you are taken by surprise, you sometimes lose your wits.
However, if you hold onto them, the first thing to do as a healer is to
establish a strong intention that your own pain is connecting with those
universal forces and is dissipating rapidly. Mothers instinctively knows how to
do this when they comfort a squalling baby--just "be" with the hurt part of
yourself, and it will quickly recover, especially if you have been practicing
this. Then, as a healer, you can look at the other person in the same way: with
This is not to say that you should be in denial of the fact that this person
upset you, but you could also remind yourself that she is probably hurting, too,
perhaps having a "bad day," or would not have acted that way. You can afford to
be generous in this regard when you already know that you can take care of
yourself, that you donít have to be her victim. Even if there is some momentary
sting and things are coming up for you, you know that she canít really hurt you
long-term. However, if you try to be generous when you do not have this
confidence, it will be harder; the generosity will not be so unconditional. It
might come out as something to the effect of "I forgive you, but I still hate
That kind of statement is common in how people approach relationships. It is an
improvement over "I am going to get revenge," but it is not as satisfying as
being able to truly forgive, which, in this instance, involves disconnecting
from the personal issues and not making them your own, not carrying their attack
with you, nursing grudges and so forth.
If you think that you are not a skilled healer, all you need to do is use your
ability to imagine things, such as a calm, peaceful, grounded state of being. If
you are more visual, envision what that would look like; if you are more
sensual, conjure what it would feel like. In both cases, hold the idea that you
are creating this. If you stay with it long enough, you can arrive at a place
where you feel as calm as you wish to feel--your result will reflect how much
time and energy you invest in this intention.
What is holding you back from total relaxation? There may be a block in your
body that draws your attention when you ask this question. If so, go to that
spot and bring your loving presence to it. That alone might be enough to
dissolve it. Also, when you are in the flow and are connecting with higher
universal forces, you have access to information you might not otherwise, which
can help you find out what is stopping you from feeling good, and help you
Noticing your breathing and letting it be relaxed can help. Also, you might
recall a time when you were out in nature and felt great, as if you didnít have
a care in the world: All you hear are the sounds of the birds singing and the
breeze in the trees. Your body naturally feels that it is part of that
environment; this is how it wants to feel. Let your breathing come into
alignment with nature.
People often breathe and otherwise resonate in alignment with their human
environment--for example, their workplace, where perhaps people are agitated.
Sensitive people tend to feel that right away, and your heart rate and breathing
may speed up as a result. Instead, you can take charge and stay in alignment
with the heartbeat of nature, and then you might be able to calm down people
around you rather than you taking on their wound-up state.
This sort of thing becomes easer and easier with practice. If it is not
something you have worked with before, it will be foreign, of course, but after
a while, you can learn to do it almost automatically, and you will feel better
in your life as a result.
In healing work, you often become aware of things that were there all the time,
but you were not in touch with earlier. When it is your intention to heal
something, the unhealed factors need to come up in order to come out, so you may
feel worse before you feel better, but you will feel better if you see it
through. One benefit of becoming more spiritually conscious is that it can help
you feel better more of the time.
Q. My stomach is lighter and warmer. I've never
experienced such a thing before; I had visited healers but never felt
anything--this is the first experience I can actually feel.
A. Perhaps the effectiveness of this is that we are not merely trying to heal
you, but are approaching you as a fellow healer and are involving you in the
process. In general, we would recommend this approach. Even if you are doing
healing work on a child, you can involve her, inviting her to notice feelings
and tell you about them. You might ask her, "If this feeling were an animal,
what kind of animal would it be?"
Whenever you engage a person you are working with, you will usually get better
results, because they are taking responsibility for their own healing. You are
working with them and not on them.
There are stories of Jesus doing remarkable healings. People tend to assume that
he just somehow automatically knew how to do them, but, in fact, he practiced.
He had natural talent for it, but did not start out early in life being as good
at it as he became after practice and study. He was a particularly powerful
soul, but each of you are powerful in your own way. The record says that he told
his students that they could do what he did.
The Bible stories might be thought of as a ďbest ofĒ compilation. Most healing
work is not instantaneous or otherwise overtly impressive, because it always, in
part, depends on the recipient's willingness and ability to receive healing. In
addition, each of you can improve your skills--it just takes practice. Working
with children and animals are great ways to practice.
Everything is energy: E=mc2. There are people who donít know anything about
healing techniques, but their presence is healing because they are full of love,
their thoughts are positive, and they have a lot of vitality. When you come into
their presence, you feel better. That is being a healer. However, when you have
some technique, as well (which does not need to be complicated), you can be more
precise and powerful in your work.
Q & A
Area code 314: Ok Ė I had a question about the gospel of Thomas found in the Nag
Hammadi library that was discovered recently. I need to know if the Gospel of
Thomas is a true reckoning of the life of Christ, and also what is the missing
word where Jesus blesses Mary?
would say it is about 55% accurate and the rest embellished. One thing that
would help in understanding this is that throughout most of history writers did
not feel an obligation to be factual the way that it is taken for granted now.
Today, if you were to do what Thomas did you would be expected to tell people up
front that the account is partially fictionalized. Through out most of history,
writers have felt that they were the ones writing it, and they got to say
whatever they wanted to. There wasnít the concept of Ďjournalismí. Yet modern
people look back and expect it to be in alignment with todayís sense of
Bear in mind that
for most of history many people did not read and write and so there was not
considered to be a mass audience. Certainly there was no best seller list and no
hope of large financial gain for the most part. So, if you get around 55%
accuracy, that is really pretty good for the time. Part of the inaccuracy is
just the way that people remember things and when the stories are told and
retold they tend to be more distorted. If you have some elders in your family
they donít always remember what actually happened; they may have Ďimprovedí the
story so many times that they only recall the improved version. And then someone
else may hear them tell it who has not been hearing the enhanced story and say
Ďno that is not what happened at all; this is what happened - I was thereí and
that might be their own enhanced version.
There are very few
ancient historical accounts that were recorded like a journal at the time. Not
many really had the leisure to sit down and write what today would be called
journals. That was something maybe for the rich, but because there wasnít really
the audience for the richís words back then that there is today, there was also
not a lot of incentive to write about what you could later look back at and can
say were historical events. At the time they may not have seemed so important.
To a lot of people,
Jesus was roughly the equivalent of a Paris Hilton Ė a troublemaker - someone
just stirring up the gossip, so forth. In your own life you may have noticed
that you donít always know what the important events were until you get beyond
You asked about a
missing word and that we donít have an answer to. We suspect that was part of
the fictionalized account. Do you have further questions about this?
Area code 314: There is also a Gospel of Mary which is supposed to have recorded
directly the sermons of Jesus. Was Mary doing that and was she his main
donít think that Jesus would have made a hierarchy of his disciples. Old Kings
are very good at recognizing the contribution that each person has to make and
not necessarily in a hierarchical fashion but in a holistic fashion. However,
Mary was extremely intelligent and it would not surprise us if he felt that she
got what he had to teach better than most. She was quite insightful in her own
right. She was not just a student but also a teacher. She had been respected,
what you might call, a wise woman, from an early age. She was one of those
children who amazed people with her understanding. We do think that she recorded
some things, and then we think others embellished, as usual.
All this brings up
the question you didnít ask but is implied: ďSo what do you do with this stuff
when you donít know what is real and what is embellished or entirely made upĒ?
The way we would
approach it is to view all spiritual teachings that have passed into literature
as allegories. It doesnít seem that important if they happened or not. What is
important is do they speak to you in some important way. Does that answer your
Area Code 314: Yes it does. Thank you.
Caller: A personal question . . I have a good life a happy life, I am very
content, but somehow there seems to be a current underneath that there should be
more and I am not quite sure where that might be coming from.
What we are picking up in you is that you have creative abilities that you are
not using and we suspect this is what you are feeling; maybe watercolors or
something like that. Does that ring bells for you?
Caller: I do paint, acrylics, creative things along those lines.
Alright then, what we think this is about is going further, taking more risks
with this, becoming more adventurous in your artistry. What we are picking up
here is along the lines of what you have done so far is a little safer, and you
are ready to explore territory that might be a little uncomfortable for you.
Your creative voice wants to become louder. You want to play it less safe. Does
that fit for you?
Caller: Yes it does.
And we think if you will maybe find a teacher who will push you in a new
direction, and if you will study the work of people whose art is more abstract,
more difficult, less crowd pleasing and understand what they were doing it would
Caller: Thank you.
While there is this pause we invite all of you listening to notice the group
energy once again, to reestablish your intention that healing flow into you and
through you, that this group mind broadcast a healing quality into the world
through the internet. So, just visualize or feel or sense that this is what is
Y: My question is I have been having many dreams of vulnerability, I want to ask
what these dreams mean, and why now at this time?
were saying earlier that in healing work when a new sensation arises that it was
there all the time but you were not paying attention to that level. When you go
deeper you become aware of that feeling. Like Fís feeling of cold, this is a
blocked energy that was there previously but she didnít go into that part of her
self and didnít know it was there and once she did, it came to the surface and
she felt the cold.
All people have many
layers of healing where they donít heal because that is not where they are
paying attention. Many times, when you decide you are going to heal, you are
taken through the layers of what you have been holding. In your progress you
have become aware of this more vulnerable, wounded place that was there all the
time but it was covered up by your pretences. And so, although you may not
regard these feeling as pleasant feelings, they are helping you to experience
more pleasant, joyful feelings because they are in the way. They are part of the
block, and as we were exploring earlier, the way to get through the block is to
be a loving presence to them like a mother to a baby. So, to heal itís got to be
ok that you feel vulnerable and wounded. Bringing the inner resources of love,
truth and beauty into that vulnerable place can let that place know that things
are better now, that the suffering is over, and those uncomfortable feelings can
heal and become, instead, part of your store of wisdom and compassion for
allows you to feel the beautiful feelings more. As long as these old vulnerable
feelings are frozen in place that part of your emotional body is not available
to feel the good things. So you are awakening up your whole emotional capacity.
But you have to be willing to feel unpleasant feelings to get to the point where
you can feel the wonderful feelings. Any follow up?
Y: I felt a little bit of energy open up in stomach, my lower abdomen - like a
balloon popped. What do you think that is?
That is the frozen feelings, the vulnerable feelings. You also released some
rage. Part of it is the very reason we were speaking of earlier, that you now
know you can take care of yourself and you donít need the protection of the rage
anymore. The angriest people are the most impotent people. They rage at their
environment because they donít know they have the power to take care of
themselves. If you go into a prison or a ghetto full of angry, dangerous,
hardened people and you scratch the surface, you will see that all of them are
incapable of taking care of themselves. So they have given all their power to
what is outside of them, and what is outside of them is threatening. They become
angry, they try to fight it to keep the bad things out, and that does make them
dangerous but does not make them strong. In a spiritual sense, it makes them
The most spiritually
powerful people have little reason to store
anger. They may know how to use
anger but it is not in control of them. If you are in a chaotic environment you
may need to establish some boundaries and that may look like anger, but the
person who knows how to take care of himself will not be consumed by the anger
but will simply use it as a technique to establish order which is for the higher
good. They donít loose control.
So the part of you
that is angry is the part of you that feels weak. As soon as you figure out that
you can do something to take care of yourself, to protect yourself, you donít
need that anymore. So, a piece of rage just popped out of you.
EM: My father passed away a year ago . . . I would like to know how is he doing,
what is he doing, is he interested in our life, the life of his family? Is he
aware that F made a video of his life and it was in an art exhibition recently?
Oh, your father is very much in your lives and connected with you. This is not
always the case when a loved one passes on. Sometimes they go off and work on
other things. But he is staying quite close to you, and we would think that you
would be feeling him around somewhat. The quality of his presence is joyful,
sweet, playful . . He is aware of the video and feels a lot of joy relative to
that. He doesnít have a lot of specific plans for his own future but he sees a
lot of opportunities for social interaction. He is looking forward to taking
advantage of them. We would compare his experience at his time to someone who
has retired to a great vacation spot where there is a lot to do and so far he
has just been enjoying the beach, letís say, and talking to his family back in
the old town on his cell phone, but he is looking forward to visiting the
tourist attractions. He is in a very good place. We donít find any dilemmas he
is dealing with at this time. He has not yet undertaken his full life review but
he is not in a hurry to do that; he doesnít feel that will be very hard to do.
EM: Are dreams about him astral contact?
Most definitely. Virtually all of them are. He is staying very close to his
loved ones at this time.
M: I am asking if Michael would give a dissertation on the idea of color. I am
an artist; I work with color and reference the meaning of color through
observation. With the chakras I find, obviously, green is love, yet I observe
that what comes through the auric field where green is envy is also valid. Iíve
listened to you guys talk about different incarnations and levels of where one
is at having different resonances with color, so I would love a generic
explanation of color.
would enjoy doing that. Since we are coming to the end of this time we would
also invite all of you listening to see this as a meditation and to focus in on
the collective energy that is erasing any remaining difficult energy that is in
the space in which we are in and filing it with love, and noticing that you are
feeling better when you are doing that, and notice that your ability to take
care of yourself, to replace what is uncomfortable with what is comfortable, and
to experience the joy of color.
One of the delights
that people experience when they leave their physical body through astral travel
or pass over is that they suddenly notice there are a lot more colors that they
didnít know about. There is no way to explain them because your physical brain
doesnít register them. Just the idea that there are more colors to be
experienced should be a source of great pleasure to all those who love color.
The precise shade of
a color has a surprisingly large impact on human experience. Now, interpretation
of a color also is somewhat subjective. You mentioned green for envy. That
relates to a certain energy that comes up in the auric field when someone is
envious. It would be a shade of green that is not so pleasant because it is
polluted by the negative emotion. On the other hand most of the natural shades
of green that you see in a forest - and there are many different kinds of green
- you would see there are all delightful because they are not being blocked or
distorted by an unhealed emotion but are full of the expression of nature.
No color is more
intrinsically spiritual than another. The blues are obviously more connected
with the faster vibrations but there is nothing unspiritual about red. The fact
is that you need all the colors in balance in your life to feel your best.
In your home
environment the best decorating for you will be those that hold the colors that
you need to see the most in your environment. If you live with other people,
then you would want to go for a good balance that works for everyone. But
certainly the individualís bedroom could most reflect that personís color needs.
These needs also can change.
We are going to
finish our comments. Love and blessings to each of you. We have enjoyed this
time. We would direct you to notice that the group energy has evolved quite
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