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Healing, a chapter from: “I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS”

By Douglas Bloch

“The word healing comes from the same root as the word whole.  To be healed is to be made whole and complete, not lacking in any way.

Ask yourself “Where do I need to be healed?  Where do I need to seek wholeness?

To nurture the body, give it proper nutrition,rest,and exercise.

To heal the mind, focus on uplifting thoughts of truth, love, and beauty.

Forgiveness is the key to emotional healing.  Make peace with all those who have wronged you and forgive yourself for your own mistakes.

And to heal the spirit, find a way to commune with God “as you understand Him to be .”  Make that connection in the way that feels right to you, and a deep peace will fill your soul.  Once you drink from the waters of the living spirit, you will never thirst again.

The most divine art is that of healing.  And if the healing art is most divine it must occupy itself with the soul as well as the body; for no creature can be sound so long as the higher part of it is suffering.                            Pythagoras

Of the most High cometh healing                   Ecclesiastes

Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole.                      Mark 5:34

This the day when healing comes to us. This the day when separation ends, and we remember Who we really are.                                 A Course in Miracles

Healing takes place as our minds become attuned to the truth of our Being. 

Ernest Holmes

Let the weak say, “I am strong.”             Joel 3:10

A sound mind in a sound body, is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.

John Locke

The physician should know the invisible as well as the visible man.  There is a great difference between the power which removes the invisible cause of disease and that which merely causes external effects to disappear.                   Paracelsus

No permanent healing is possible if a person continues to make the same mistake and thus invites the return of the disease.                  Paramahansa Yogananda 

  

I am still and know that I am a child of the healing power of the universe.  It flows though me and into ___________(name of person) to heal, renew, restore, and make well, and healthy and whole, anything in the body, mind or soul that needs it.

The white light protects us, and I approach this person with love so that only the highest can come to either one of us.  I let spirit direct my thoughts and actions to do what what they need to do.  The divine healing energy exchanged between us blesses us both for having come together today.  Amen. 

Maggie Kelley     (spoken prior to a healing treatment)”

 

New thoughts on the direction of this Blog (date was: Dec. 15 2012)

I was thinking about what is truly needed for this Blog, to be about, because I know that life can seem at times to be all about the  seemingly bad news and all the tragedy that life can bring. Sometimes, really the only thing we can do, individually, is think good thoughts or say our prayers for the  person, place, or thing, yet when people are really trying to stay positive “no-matter-what”, though all the “stuff ” that seems so negative, sometimes when we can hear a positive quote or some good deed someone has done, for no apparent reason, or really any positive or good thing, it is good to keep them upper most  in the mind.  It can really be anything, from a positive idea to a good recipe and the list goes on it can have potential difference to lift people’s souls just a little higher than where they were before.

I do know that if  I  can change my thinking, I can change my life, and the actions will follow.

That is what I plan to share, and maybe along the way I will get the opportunity to lift a little higher, those who are trudging the happy road of destiny.

To keep me on the right path and striving in the right direction I have picked for this Blog’s guiding light :   The 13th Article of Faith of the  Church of Jesus of latter-day Saints

“We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things.  (and this is the best part) If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.”…

This Blog  needs to be a place where people can go to get Encouragement, Inspiration, or Something Positive to lift the Spirit of everyone everywhere.               THIS IS THE HOPE.

Leaving Adversity Behind By Elder David S. Baxter Of the Seventy

(This morning I was looking for something I could share on this blog and I ran a crossed this perfect article that really struck a note with me, that could be so helpful to people in many different situations.  It is so very interesting how life plays itself out in our personal lives sometimes.  Little did I realize this morning when I found the Article how much I would need to read over the information again in the afternoon of this same day, for my person life.  Something happened in the afternoon that, first off was hard to believe, and second so very difficult to deal with.)

(I hope you enjoy, and get some of the meat from the Article to chew and on to work on your rough spots in your personal life as well, or to realize it is here for you when you need it.  I sincerely hope the parts of this Article I share on this Blog  help’s someone out there.)

Leaving Adversity Behind         By Elder David S. Baxter  Of the Seventy

“One of the great hymns…penne d by Parley P. Pratt, (one of the verses):

The clouds of error disappear

Before the rays of truth  divine;..

The glory bursting from afar

Wide o’er the nations soon will shine 1.

“…the Apostle Paul also uses the analogy of light in explaining how he could testify that “we are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but no forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed” (2 Corinthians 4:8-9).

He explains his escape from the brink of it all this way: “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of the darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give  the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Corinthians 4:6 ).

Most of us at some time in our lives feel the chill winds of adversity.  Storms brew, winds blow, rains  fall, floods rise.  It may seem that there is no end in sight, that we simply face a future of uncertainty and doubt, trial and tribulation.

As well as experiencing periodic thunderstorms, we can experience horrific hurricanes and tempests of turmoil, which can destroy our confidence and shake our sense of self-worth.  All that we hold dear can suddenly feel so ephemeral, (lasting only 1 day, or lasting for a very short time) slipping through our fingers.  Major life changes can knock us off balance, disrupting our sense of equilibrium.

Perhaps an unexpected lay-off  has led to long-term unemployment, lack of financial freedom has cut choice, or mortgage meltdown has left us in monetary misery.  Perhaps anticipated retirement after a long, busy and productive career has brought a sense of  loss.  Perhaps sudden sickness or devastating disability has left us feeling “boxed in,” helpless, hopeless, and uncertain.  In such circumstances, fear can come additional easily, while faith can be hard to sustain.

I know all of this  for myself.  While recovering from surgery to remove two sizeable brain tumors, I experienced periods of melancholy and dismay from the emotional and mental impact of it all. I discovered that I was not as invincible as I once thought I was.  Medication did not help, and a relapse or two brought additional despondency.  I began to feel sorry for myself.

Decide to Be Happy

Then some wonderful things begin to happen.  …Late one night as I shared my gloomy feelings with our youngest son, he said “Well, Dad, I have always thought that happiness is a decision.”  He is right.

I found myself increasingly expressing gratitude for all the blessings I still enjoyed.  I discovered for  myself that “this kind [of trial] goeth not out but by prayer and fasting” (Matthew 17:21).

I felt the strength, refreshing power, and love of the Savior.  With Paul, I rejoice in the knowledge that tribulation, distress, and peril could not separate me from the love of the Christ (see Romans 8:35).

Fortunately, the hopeful and certain truth is that no matter what, we can find strength and encouragement.  Our burdens can become lighten even if they do not suddenly go away.  We can emerge on the other side of the darkest abyss, stronger and more resolute, better men and better woman.

Having been proven in the crucible of affliction, we will have cultivated a character that is able to face and withstand future life shocks. As a result, we can use our experiences to lift and empathize with others.  Our own example of personal perseverance can give hope to others and inspire our families.  We become more fit for the future.

While adversity may be slow to leave us, we can choose to leave it any time.  The Lord’s promise to us is as it was to Alma and his people in the midst of horrendous persecution;

“Lift up your heads and be of good comfort, for I know of the covenant which ye have made with my people and deliver them out of bondage.

“And I will also ease the burdens which are put upon your shoulders, that even you cannot feel them upon your backs” (Mosiah 24: 13-14).

Furthermore, the  Lord has confirmed, “I will not leave you comfortless:  I will come to you” (John 14:18).

Seek Heavenly Help

Heavenly help may not be obvious.  We may not immediately see or know that some other burdens that would have come our way have been lifted, diverted from our door.

The Lord assures: “Behold, verily, verily, I say unto you that mine eyes are upon you.  I am  in your midst and ye cannot see me” (D&C 38:7).

Of course, we may need to be supremely patient with others and ourselves; it often takes time for everything to work out.  Even if at times our faith seems no bigger than mustard seed, as we move forward, Providence will move with us.  If we seek heavens help, we will receive it—perhaps even in unexpected ways.

We can find the wherewithal to be thankful for what we have, rather than mourn what we have lost.  Interestingly, we often hear that same sentiment expressed by those who have lost all their worldly possessions in a natural disaster, such as a wildfire, flood, or hurricane.  In virtually every case, they say, “At least we still have what is really important.”   The testimony of Paul is encouraging: “I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.  “I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.  “I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me” (Philippians 4:11-13).

As has been written, “All that is unfair about life can be made right through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.” 2.

Whatever our circumstances, there will come a time when we can leave adversity behind and, with the Lord’s help emerge from the darkness into an abundance light.

Notes

1.. “The Morning Breaks, “ Hymns, no.1.

2. Preach My Gospel: A to Guide to Missionary Service  (2004), 52.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO WORK ON FOR THE NEW YEAR, 2013?

I found a really impressive Article entitled:

“REVERENCE FOR GOD IS THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM” by ElderNeil Anderson   Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, in a Magazine called Ensign JANUARY, 2013 (I will be making quotes from the Ensign Article previously mentioned.)

Since I was a youngster, and I read in the Bible how when God ask Salomon what was the one thing he truly wanted from God most of all.  Solomon told God that the thing he wanted most was WISDOM.  As a young child that really made quite an impression on me, of all the things Solomon could have ask for and he choose Wisdom?  And yet because he choose Wisdom he got all the rest, and he impressed, and made God happy with his request.  That always really amazed me.

These times of technology where we are loaded down with excess information that we have to wade through on daily basis.  As Elder Neil L. Anderson put it: “In this tidal wave, how desperately we need wisdom, wisdom to sort through and discern how to apply what we are learning.  T.S. Eliot, a believing Christian writing years ago, speaks to our world today.”

O world of spring and autumn, birth

and dying!

The endless cycle of idea and action

Endless invention, endless experiment,

Brings  knowledge of motion, but not

of stillness;

Knowledge of speech, but not of silence;

Knowledge of words, and ignorance

of the Word.

All our knowledge brings us near to our

ignorance.

All our ignorance brings us nearer to death,

But nearness to death no nearer to God.

Where is the Life we  have lost in living?

Where is the wisdom we have lost in

Knowledge?

Where is the knowledge we have lost in

information?

The cycles of heaven in twenty centuries

Brings us further from God and nearer to

The Dust.

(Neil Anderson continues)Where are you on the wisdom scale? The more I learn about the wisdom of God, the more I believe I am only at the beginning end of wisdom. It humbles me as I realize how much I have to learn.  … I hope to increase our desire to acquire wisdom and specifically the wisdom of God.

…the wisdom of the world while in many cases very valuable, is mostvaluable when it humbly bows to the wisdom of God

The scriptures describe two types of wisdom: the wisdom of the world and the wisdom of God. The wisdom of the world has both a positive and negative component.  In the darkest description, it could be described as a partial truth, mixed with intelligence and manipulation to achieve selfish or evil purposes.

There is another kind of wisdom of the world that is not nearly so sinister. In fact it is very positive.  This wisdom is consciously acquired through study, reflection, observation, and hard work.  It is very valuable and helpful in the things we do,  To good and decent people, it comes as we experience our mortality.  If we are observant,  if we are thoughtful, time can teach us much.

Seek after this wisdom—be reflective, observe carefully, think about what you experience in life.

More important, the wisdom that brings success in the world must be willing to step behind the wisdom of God and not think that it can substitute for it.

Remember all wisdom is not created equal.”

The Psalmist said, “The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Psalm 111:10).  What the scripture means is that a profound reverence“ 5.  for the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.  That profound reverence comes because our Heavenly Father “ has all wisdom and all power, both in heaven and in earth” (Mosiah 4:9).  His wisdom is perfect.  It is pure.  It is unselfish.

This wisdom, at times, will be opposite the wisdom of the world, meaning the wisdom of God and the wisdom of the world will come in direct conflict one with another.

Remember the words of the Lord in Isaiah?  “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways saith the Lord.

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than yours, and my thoughts than your thoughts”( Isaiah 55:8-9 ).

The wisdom of God will not come to us by entitlement; we must be willing to seek after it.  “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraided not; and it shall be given him” (James 1:5; emphasis added).

The wisdom of God is a spiritual gift.  Seek not for riches but for wisdom, and behold, the mysteries of  God shall be unfolded unto you, and then shall you be made rich” (D&C 6:7; emphasis added).

Seeking  for the wisdom of God is always accompanied by obedience to the commandments.  

Generally, the spiritual gift of wisdom come step by step as we honestly and diligently seek it.  “I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, … and blessed are those who harken unto my precepts, … for they shall learn wisdom; for unto  him that receiveth I will give more” (2 Nephi 28:30; emphasis added).

The things of God are of deep import: and time, and experience, and careful and ponderous and solemn thoughts can only  find them out.” 6.  There is no instant gratification in seeking for the wisdom of God.

Finally, the source 0f the wisdom of God is different from the word.  The wisdom is found in the scriptures…(see D&C 8:1:2)

With the wisdom of God, we see beyond our current circumstances because, as the scripture says, “the Spirit … speaketh of things as they really are, and of things as they really will be” (Jacob 4:13).

The wisdom of God is wisdom worthy of our devoted attention.

Perhaps the most important point is that not all wisdom is created equal.  We need to learn that when there is conflict between the wisdom of the world and the wisdom of God, we must yield our will to the wisdom of God.

We are the sons and daughters of God.  We are spiritual beings on a mortal mission.  We who are devoted to learning the wisdom of the world and the wisdom of God must not become confused with which wisdom is more important.

If you perceptive, you will find that you are confronted with these types of tests many times throughout your life.  Where will you put your trust?  Listen to the Lord’s warning directly to us:

“O the vainness, and the foolishness of men!  When they are learned [in the wisdom of the world] they think they are wise, and they hearken not unto the counsel of God, for they set it aside, supposing they know of themselves [the wisdom of the world], wherefore, their wisdom is foolishness and it profited them not.  And they perish.

“But to be learned [in the wisdom of the world] is good if they hearken unto the counsels of God” (2Nephi 9:28-29; emphasis added).

The test is often whether we will allow the  wisdom of God to be our guiding course when it moves opposite the wisdom of the world.”

My thoughts on this wonderful article and subject:  Many times over my lifetime I have heard people say things like “ If I had only listened to my gut, (sometimes they will say their heart ) because I seldom go wrong when I listen to my gut or heart.”  I think it was in actuality God was giving them Gods wisdom.

In the old MAGNUM T.V. series the main character would talk about “the little voice” the same thing applies. We must all give heed to that voice of reason within us all. GOD’S WISDOM of doing the right thing.

(On the second page you will find Scriptural references to go even deeper into the subject of WISDOM.)