Every Sunday, I watch the Christian motivational speaker Joel Osteen. He probably has the largest protestant TV audience and congregation in the US – in addition, to being an author.
His message? Never give up! God has greater things in store for you.
I found out he’s on FaceBook at http://is.gd/cEIEa . Someone on his staff is “on the ball”, via investigating social media.
Someone sends a scam email to me this week:
“On 4th March, 2010.I went for a medical check up, and my personal doctor confirmed to me that I have a kidney failure,which can easily take off my life soon and I found it uneasy to survive myself.”
If somebody in the medical profession told me I have a terminal illness – guess what? I would seek a second and even a third opinion – by “experts” in the field.
From my personal friends
I have some interesting antidotes to conventional medical wisdom, where they “pronounce a death sentence.”
The first one’s from a Quaker woman I’ll call Mrs. M. Her doctor said she had terminal cancer and had six months to live. She did pass away – five years later. But she was smart. She utilized a combination of traditional, alternative and spiritual healing modalities.
- She engaged traditional medicine to work with chemotherapy and surgery.
- She engaged a specialist in TCM (traditional Chinese medicine), for herbs to counteract the negative repercussions of chemotherapy.
- She went to the Native American prayer lodges for prayer and spiritual healing.
Another contact I’ll just call Mrs. D. She has been a lifelong Greek Orthodox church member, except for a period of 2 years. During that time, she took a detour to a Christian Science Church. Later, she came back to the Greek Orthodox Church.
During her C.S. Tenure, she was involved in a major auto accident. She was taken to the emergency room and spent some hospital time. At the same time, her local Christian Science Church (including their practitioner) prayed for her.
She recovered. The chief physician treating her called her a “statistical abnormality.” Interesting, isn’t it? If a recovery can’t be explained fully through medical science, just call it a “statistical abnormality.”
Time for books
I’m re-reading this interesting book entitled The Healing Power of Mind by Tulku Thondup. He’s a Tibetan Buddhist monk and you can find this book on Amazon. Essentially, he talks about utilizing various visualization techniques for healing.
Speaking of books, I got this email this week from my associate Mr. J:
“I should be fine for this month at least I pushed back all new clients to July because I’m trying to write my first book. “
Here’s my response:
“The book sounds interesting. What is the title and topic? If you ever think of self-promotion, I would recommend reading The Well-Fed Self-Publisher: How to Turn One Book into a Full-Time Living by Peter Bowerman (see amazon.com/Well…).”
Currently, I’m an unpaid consultant to a homeopathic physician friend, who’s writing a comprehensive repertory on the topic.
Medicine is an interesting topic. In the Red Road (Native American way, which I am deeply familiar with), they extend the definition of medicine, to apply solutions to various life problems. I would recommend the book Coyote Medicine: Lessons from Native American Healing and Coyote Medicine: Miracles in Native Medicine by Lewis Mehl-Madrona , M.D., PhD (see Amazon).
Currently, I’m in dialogue with Islamic Sufi groups, on the topic of “Sufi medicine”. They too extend the definition of medicine to various problems in life. Right now, I’m having some “fascinating” conversations. Perhaps the reader can look at Alternative Healing, The Sufi Way by Shaykh Kevin Germain , and The Book Of Sufi Healing by G.M. Chishti (see Amazon).
Is it impossible?
I re-watched Kill Bill, volumes one and two on AMC. In one scene, the lady is buried in a coffin, and punches her way to freedom.
Yet the TV show Myth Busters said it was impossible, in the episode described at mythbustersresu….
But is reality always correct, when it comes to medical science and doctor predicted death sentences? My friend – Mrs. D. – who’s now back with the Greek Orthodox church, talks about the healing miracles of contemporary Orthodox saints she encountered. More statistical abnormalities?