Which is better, to reject and refuse negativity, or to explore difficult emotions?

Tears for those who yearn for liberation © 2013 Rose-Lynn Fisher

Great Healers often say you should strongly and fully reject and repel negativity, negative people, the shadow and the darkness. Modern-day psychotherapy says that it’s only by fully exploring and acknowledging the darkness inside us that we can be fully integrated human beings. What do you think?

Metaphysical reasons for injury and illness

I cut my hand with a knife two weeks ago. I was cutting a tomato. I won’t give you the very gory details, but I should have gone to hospital and had stitches. I healed myself with Hypericum 30c homoeopathy, three times a day for 3 days, and lavender EO applied undiluted directly into the wound 5 times a day for 10 days. Now the skin is totally healed but I’m going to have an impressive dent in that place for at least a few months. Above is a picture I made about how I feel about all of that.

I have spent a lot of time trying to work out how that happened, apart from sheer distractedness and clumsiness, and so far I still have nothing but questions:

  • Why do I want to hurt myself?
  • What is the significance of that particular spot?
  • Why my left hand? In many ways, it looks like I made myself a second yoni in my Yin hand.
  • Looking at some charts of hand reflexology, the spot I cut myself on is related to eyes. So as you know, I’m working on developing Medical Intuition, and as I am a hands-on healer, or rather a hands-off healer as I hardly ever touch, I might have opened myself a healing eye in my hand.
  • Looking at acupressure charts (see below) that spot is related to lungs. I feel like there is really nothing wrong with my lungs, however. I’ve just had a chest X-ray and it was clear.
Hand Reflexology chart from handreflexologycharts.com

I know that there are a few books on the topic of metaphysical causes of physical complaints, a couple of which I’ve read. To be honest, I feel as though telling someone they have some symptom like cancer or a broken pelvis because of some inability or cause within themselves feels a lot like blame. I know, as a Tarot card reader, I’m obviously a symbol reader, and as a healer I see causes of illnesses, or at least I know what they are and I understand it all, and basically agree with how it works. Still, it’s all very weird and confusing. I mean, it could be that I simply cut my hand and just leave it at that without having to complicate things searching for any deeper reasons. And maybe, like almost everything in my life right now, there is probably no way of knowing for sure why any of it is happening. However, if anyone has any thoughts, insights or similar experiences, please share.

Oh Lord It’s Rough On This Road

Yes, I am now currently on the road less travelled, and as Kid President says: “And it hurt, man!” but I think it’s ok to lose your shit from time to time. I really feel like when you need to break down you should go ahead and do it, do it like a PRO. Luckily, we all have Tarot in our lives, whether we know it or not.

Today, my card was 7 of Swords, the card of the Hot Steppin’ Murrrderer! Everyone thinks this one is so sly, such a shady number. But often that’s just what you think about yourself. You think you’re the sneaky one and the cheat. Negative self-talk is a tricky one because on one hand, we all need an inner policeman, but on the other, we guard ourselves too much it filters out too much of the ability to expand.

The 7 of Swords is a spy. But a spy never gets the recognition for what he or she does. Just look at James Bond, taking a grilling from M, for example. It takes a lot of work to train to be a spy – look at Black Widow. She doesn’t actually have any superpowers but she is the one that keeps all those other dudes together, she’s the lynchpin.

7 of Swords is just a short step away from the 8 of Swords and that’s a place you really don’t want to go! 7 of Swords says you’re actually going at this with a pneumatic drill when a feather would be better. You need to enjoy your road more, sweetness. You’re doing great. Encourage yourself. It’s rough on this road.

Handbook of SHEN

In mitigation, I didn’t actually buy this book, my sister gave it to me as it’s my birthday today. However, we agreed that we would both read it and so eventually we will be able to do treatments on each other. As I’m already a certified TFH Kinesiology practitioner and a Reiki Master Teacher, SHEN slides in nicely to my skill set, don’t you think? It’s also going to be an excellent partner therapy to this humungous door stopper, which I did actually buy myself:

I’m certainly going to need physical therapy after carting that phone book around for the duration. Still, so much to look forward to this year. A happy birthday indeed.

Read more about SHEN Therapy HERE. Find out more about TFH Kinesiology and Matthew Thie, my teacher, HERE. Find out about the healing I do by clicking the link in the menu.

Robert Moss’ Dreamgates

The other day a co-worker recommended I read Huckleberry Finn, and I said: “Oh, yes, what a good idea” and ran out of the room screaming inwardly. If only he knew what my to-read book pile looks like, or just how fantastic it is.

The books to which I so desperately cleave

For example, today I went on a delightful picnic with Mr. T in Nango Park Hayama and he went off to walk Star the dog (after whom this site is dedicated) meanwhile I was relaxing in the log grass reading the above. The weather was perfect, there were actual butterflies of several different types fluttering around with very loud and delightful bird-song and not a single person came by. It was all totally idyllic. Maybe that’s why I almost had tears in my eyes as I read the above. Anthropology, shamanism, journeying, dreaming, healing, you could say it’s got it all. Plus which Robert Moss has a couple of cracking websites with newsletters you can subscribe to HERE and HERE.

PS: You know at the beginning of this post I mentioned Huckleberry Finn? The top post at the moment on Moss’ blogspot blog which I linked to above is about Mark Twain. I’m totally serious.

Best Books on Medical Intuition

I learned Reiki about 10 years ago and ever since I’ve been wondering about techniques for healing. Don’t get me wrong, Reiki is an amazing system, an ultimate system. However, one of the key points is that we don’t direct Reiki, we simply channel it. There is no healer, there is only healing. However, my ego consciousness wants to direct the flow! So how can we go about doing that?

Tina Zion is a Reiki master, clinical hypnotist and registered psychiatric nurse. Her two books on Medical Intuition – and her book on Reiki – are absolute goldmines of information on how to understand clearly what is going with your client, with special techniques to help release problems, such as psychic intrusions, negative thought forms, addictions, soul loss and more.

Be warned, these are books that will take over your life. I have just finished the Advanced book, and it has taken me months to get through it. You have to keep stopping, read a bit of Middlemarch (or whatever else you have going on) and come back to it a week or so later, all the while practicing like a crazy thing.

So if you are frustrated with merely laying your hands on the clients’ body and hoping for the best, and you are looking to refine your healing and take on some fully next-level challenges, these are the books to get your mitts on.

Other books you might like:

  • No healing book list is complete without Barbara H Brennan’s Hands of light
  • Sherrie Dillard’s Develop Your Medical Intuition
  • John Cross – Healing with the Chakra Energy System

Let us know what healing books you recommend.

Bhagvad Gita Narrated in English on iMusic

Well would you look at that. Instead of listening to the Bhagvad Gita on YouTube and needing to keep the screen on the whole time, now you can download it on iMusic. Fabulous.

I listen to it in the car, while I’m folding the laundry, cooking or strap-hanging on my train home. For me, the point is that I’m not closely listening, but that I know it because I’ve heard it so many times. I must have listened to this intensely amazing scripture dozens of times.

Here’s a snippet from Chapter 4:

”Chapter 4, Verse 18

One who sees inaction in action, and action in inaction, is intelligent among men, and he is in the tranecendental position, although engaged in all sorts of activities.

Chapter 4, Verse 19

One is understood to be in full knowledge whose every act is devoid of desire for sense gratification. He is said by sages to be a worker whose fruitive action is burned up by the fire of perfect knowledge.

Chapter 4, Verse 20

Abandoning all attachment to the results of his activities, ever satisfied and independant, he performs no fruitive action, although engaged in all kinds of undertakings.

Chapter 4, Verse 21

Such a man of understanding acts with mind and intelligence perfectly controlled, gives up all sense of proprietorship over his possessions and acts only for the bare necessities of life. Thus working, he is not affected by sinful reactions.

Chapter 4, Verse 22

He who is satisfied with gain which comes of its own accord, who is free from duality and does not envy, who is steady both in success and failure, is never entangled, although performing actions.

Chapter 4, Verse 23

The work of a man who is unattached to the modes of material nature and who is fully situated in transcendental knowledge merges entirely into transcendence.

Chapter 4, Verse 24

A person who is fully absorbed in Krsna consciousness is sure to attain the spiritual kingdom because of his full contribution to spiritual activities, in which the consummation is absolute and that which is offered is of the same spiritual nature.”

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When You Feel Like Giving Up

Mary El Tarot Two of Wands

Teal Swan says that yearning helps the universe because you are expanding it in your search for whatever it is you are yearning for, so you should not stop yearning. I agree. Yearning is good and natural. If it weren’t for yearning nothing would get invented and we would all wander around like herd animals or ants. The 2 of Wands in the Tarot is the card of yearning.

When it all gets too much, inevitably, here is what I suggest, and what has worked for me. It’s based on Focusing, a technique used by psychotherapists.:

1. Accept what you are feeling without trying to push the overwhelm away. Pushing emotions away does not make them go away permanently. Listen carefully and accept what your emotions are telling you. They are valid. You are valid.

2. Identify and fully experience the physical sensations that the overwhelm and sorrow is causing you. Try to name the complex array of emotions, and very precisely explain and name the exact physical sensations. Are you choking? Constructed? Fighting for breath? Do you feel punched in the stomach? Like your legs have been cut out from under you? Dirty? Name your physical and emotional sensations. Get very creative and analytical about it. Again, resist the temptation to push away or deny what you are feeling. It’s real.

3. If there is someone you can talk to, try to explain to them how you are feeling. Make sure that you say everything without being censored or talked over. Insist that they listen to it all. If there is no physical person present, call a helpline like Samaritans or Saneline. If your local numbers are all busy, call another country. You are not trivial or wasting anyone’s time. Your pain is real.

4. You do not need to:

  • Snap out of it / get over it
  • See the positive side
  • Forgive anyone
  • Be grateful – except to the person who is listening

5. You do need to:

  • Identify any thoughts or intention of self-harm, suicide, or harming others. Take yourself away from danger. If you feel like you are going to harm yourself or others, go to the police immediately.
  • Cry. Allow your emotions to express themselves. Cry into a towel or pillow if you have to minimise noise.
  • Drink water. This is a natural sedative. You gave probably lost a lot of water through tears. Going to the tap and pouring water is a good displacement activity.
  • Go outside. Get some fresh air.

6. Now say to yourself: “part of me is feeling…” do not jump right into the feeling, experience a little distance from it.

7. Listen without censoring yourself. Ask that part of yourself what it wants, what it needs. Act on it.

8. If you are silent and accepting of yourself enough, you will learn a great truth. If you don’t learn anything new about yourself, you can always try again. Believe me, it will happen again, like a very persistent telegram delivery. Act on that truth. You might hear:

  • God loves you
  • Believe in yourself
  • You are already a high achiever
  • Forgive yourself

9. Remember that forgiveness comes after healing, not the other way around.

10. Say a sincere thank you to the part of yourself that accepted to talk to you. Act on the guidance they gave you. Make friends with all the parts of yourself, Light and Shadow.

11. Try also: (other things that have worked for me in the past)

  • conscious breathing
  • healing others
  • prayer
  • perfume / incense
  • repeating: “It’s fine, I’m fine”
  • walking / exercise
  • eating
  • dedicating your experience to God / the universe

What has succeeded for you in a moment of crisis? Leave your comments below.