In 1983 I had a near fatal accident, where a poorly loaded tractor trailer of stacked triple dressers, collapsed and threw me off the back of the truck onto the pavement. One of the dressers landed across my midsection and broke two ribs and destroyed 3 vertebrae deep thoracic. After months of traction and therapy, the next 3 years were spent on tons of pain-killers and doctor visits. The consensus after all this time was that I was in-operable, no rods could be put in, and there was nothing more they could do. I was told that I would be in a wheelchair and paralyzed from the waist down within a year.
I walked out of that office never to return. I started investigating Alternative Medicine, and had acupuncture weekly for a year, then I found a Reiki practitioner. After one session, I got off the table and for the first time I didn’t feel any pain. I continued these treatments for several months when my practitioner told me that I should find a master teacher and learn to do this myself. So I did. Within a year I was climbing ladders and coaching my girls soccer team. Was it the Reiki that healed me? Or was it my resolve to be healed?
Welcome to the Age of Aquarius. We are entering a new era in Human Existence, one of Higher Consciousness. This new shift in consciousness encompasses all aspects of what we know, have faith in, trust, and have done for hundreds to thousands of years. Science is realizing the true complexity of the Universe. Even gravity is in question. Science has disproven “common knowledge.” What in the past was labeled impossible has now become typical, such as the discovery of billions of planets that might sustain life throughout the Universe. The same is true for medicine. Antibiotics and steroids were the end-all and be-all cures of modern medicine… only to become the catalyst to super bugs and unstoppable viruses. This shift of old knowledge to a new awareness includes everything, all the way up to God. Health and well-being are no different. As human beings we are not just another insignificant life form amongst billions of life forms throughout the Universe – we are beings of Light, Pure Energy, made of star-stuff. Our true ancestors are pure light, literally! We are here in these bodies for a short visit to experience emotions or “A Lifetime.” We are not the healers of others – we are the healers of ourselves and the facilitators of the healing of others, who have yet to find the healers within themselves. We are all healers…
I call this internal healer “The Alchemist Within”.
The Alchemist Within is more than that little voice in your head, beyond your mind, beyond human form, beyond your conscious awareness; it is the awareness of being aware. The true “being” behind all that is in the world of form. It means becoming aware of your true self. Not as a human living a lifetime, but rather a consciousness, a light being experiencing a human existence. This also means traveling outside the boundaries of what is considered normal, to the realm of pure potentiality, and accepting that anything and everything is possible through the power of your Mind.
Our mission in this lifetime is to experience the emotions, passions, and beauty of living, and to discover our dharma, or purpose, in life. To learn the lessons of karma, the universal law of cause and effect, gain the wisdom from conquests and consequences, and share the knowledge with those we love… as well as those who cross our paths whom we can learn from and/or teach.
Within this enlightenment comes the unlocking of knowledge and potential, the ability to manifest our dreams and desires and heal ourselves on every level: physical, mental, emotional, psychological, and spiritual. We need merely to set free the pure potentiality that is our spirit. We are born into this world with all the knowledge of the Universe; we just do not recall it. That is why we find some things just come so naturally, without training or practice. Once we re-grasp our true place in the Universe, helping to facilitate the healing of ourselves and others and manifesting our wants and desires, all becomes second nature.
When we unlock the mind, the body, and the spirit to the endless possibilities and potentials, we will see that we do not actually learn anything new; we merely remember these things from our true beginnings in the cosmos. We are star children, made from the same stuff that the universe is made of and containing all the same secrets to knowledge, wisdom, and power.
We must unlearn what we have been taught and find the star-child within… and remember. A Return to Innocence. Once we discover our true selves, beings of universal unconditional love, and realize that we are part of the universe, and the universe is part of us, unconditionally… no matter what, we will then understand that we are connected seamlessly and absolutely to everything. Anything that we can imagine is within the universe of potential; therefore, we can manifest it.
We are in a paradigm shift of consciousness as we usher in the “Age of Aquarius.” We perceive the human potentials of the mind expanding to encompass the workings of the Universe. In doing this we also appreciate that we are an integral part of the cosmos, not just an insignificant life form. We are the conscious awareness of the Universe. Within this paradigm shift is one into “healthcare-consciousness,” by which I mean a change in how we care for our own health.
The old paradigm of allopathic or conventional medicine went like this: “Give me the surgery and the pills; I will not do the exercises or follow the diet. Just fix me.” We have become a society influenced by a thirty-second commercial, expecting results in one quick-fix bottle or a one-stop chop-shop to tuck, tie, staple, fold, or remove the offending non-behaving organ so we can fit into that bathing suit once and for all.
The new Healing Paradigm shifts to the alternate view that it is time to take back what is rightfully ours. Responsibility! We are ultimately the ones who are responsible for ourselves, not the healthcare professional who our insurance company says we need to use. We have become such a lazy society, trained by 30-minute infomercials to expect relief, results, and grandioso gains in just one bottle! As a society, there is far too much help available, and so we have become helpless. We are so intent on instant gratification we have become desperate… and with no personal responsibility for our own outcomes, we have become hopeless.
We can be our own healthcare providers with the help of chiropractic, homeopathic, naturopathic, and energy medicine, as well as exercise, bodywork, and emotional/psychological coaching. These are examples of Complementary Alternative and Integrative Medicine, or CAM, although the truth in this paradigm shift of consciousness would be to stop calling it CAM and call it what it is, OM – Original Medicine.
In this new paradigm shift of consciousness and healing is the responsibility to use these modalities along with ourselves. When I say using ourselves in healing, I am referring to Intuitive Energy work. When you do Energy Work on yourself, you are an Energy Worker. Intuitive Energy Work means trusting what you feel, see, hear, taste, smell, and just know. Unquestioning response to intuition and gut instinct is a major part of being an Energy Worker and is our strongest tool.
What we refer to as “Complementary” and “Alternative” to modern medicine, is what our ancestors did “Originally” for thousands of years. This paradigm shift also holds true for our foods, medicines and healthcare.
The ancients knew that food was also their medicine. If there was an ailment, they knew there was a plant nearby that held the cure. Over time and practice they learned what to eat, make into soup, dry and make into tea, or mix with oils and apply to the body. We need to cut away all the fluff and get back to the basics for good health, survival, balance, and peace of mind. When we handle our own health and well being, a sense of peace, accomplishment, and oneness with nature replaces the true cause of disease… stress.
Stress from not knowing how old our “fresh vegetables” are that we buy in the store.
Stress over what unnatural substances our fruits and vegetables may have come in contact with before we feed them to our families.
Stress from not knowing if an insurance policy, forced upon us, will give us the care and cure we need.
Stress over an unknown doctor you have to see because they are the designated one your insurance will cover.
It is our duty to take back total responsibility for ourselves and our families.
Grow our own fruits, vegetables, and herbs where we can.
Avoid the unnecessary reliance on corrective doctors and unnatural therapies.
Ignore infomercials for miracle gains of unknown origins.
Avoid over-processed and nutrient-deprived junk foods.