Do you believe you need to be ready and willing to believe in the possibility of recovery, in order for it to happen?
Sometimes when I tell people I can help them recover from chronic illnesses deemed ‘incomprehensible and incurable’ by conventional medicine, they look at me in disbelief.
And then when I add it’s possible to do so without the use of medication or any external aids, their eyes glaze over.
And sometimes it’s just too much for them altogether and they change the subject or walk away.
These people may be desperate to heal their physical or emotional pain – so why is it so hard to believe it’s possible?
Could it be due to our perceptual conditioning?
Many of us have been unconsciously programmed to think it may be difficult to recover from chronic (long-term) illness, and also that conventional medicine has the only or best answers.
With 15,000+ hours of training and practical application with clients in the most cutting-edge health methods available today, plus my own recovery from CFS, clinical depression and a long list of other complaints, I now KNOW beyond a shadow of a doubt that there are many solutions for illness recovery beyond our Western medical paradigm.
So today I want to talk about how we can blind ourselves to these possibilities without even knowing we are doing so!
Do you live ‘in your own little world’?
Have you heard of the story of the indigenous people who could not see the tall ships of the European explorers anchored out to sea?
In the film ‘What the Bleep do we know?’ Candice Pert describes how “When the tall European ships first approached the early Native Americans, it was such an ‘impossible’ vision in their reality that their highly filtered perceptions couldn’t register what was happening, and they literally failed to ‘see’ the ships.”
She continues: “South Americans could see the boats that the explorers landed in, but not the ships anchored offshore. Their shaman stared out to sea and by imagining what he was looking for, was finally able to make out the ships. He was then able to point them out to others, until at last everyone could see the ships. The shaman could do this because he alone was open to the possibilities of strange things from other worlds”.
The story actually traces back to Captain Cook and his landing in Australia in April 1770. When Cook arrived off Australia, his ship drew no reaction. According to the historian Robert Hughes: “It was the largest artefact ever seen on the East Coast of Australia, an object so huge, complex and unfamiliar as to defy the natives’ understanding.”
Here’s another way to explain our limited understanding of what is possible in life:
In her book ‘Dancing in the Shadows of the Moon’, author and nature expert Machaelle Wright describes how all of reality is available to us at any one time.
However, according to our own individual ‘level of consciousness’ we can only handle a certain amount of ‘reality’ at one time, and we all have our own individually callibrated safety mechanism around our perceptions and awareness called a ‘ring-pass-not’.
This safety net prevents us from experiencing levels of reality we are not yet ready to experience. And when we are ready to experience more of reality (or ‘truth’), this ‘ring-pass-not’ will expand to allow more ‘reality’ in, allowing us to suddenly and miraculously see, understand and percieve things we previously did not know existed!
This happened to me back in my 20’s. After a so-called ‘nervous breakdown’ and several years of sorting out my ‘life issues’, I came to see how the ‘breakdown’ was exactly that: a breakdown of old limiting beliefs and a ‘breakthrough in consciousness’ – a breakthrough to a greater level of understanding of life – and ‘reality’. That was when I started to explore natural therapies and look for solutions beyond what I call the ‘mainstream medical paradigm’.
Of course we don’t all have to go to the extreme of having a breakdown for change to happen, although sometimes it can really feel like that when we are going through challenging circumstances, but we do need to see things from a different point of view in order for transformation to occur.
In Albert Einstein’s words “We cannot solve a problem from the same level of reality from which it was created” – it’s just not possible! Which is why new, cutting-edge therapies such as Mickel Therapy are having such a tremendous effect because they are breaking through the old paradigms and worldviews of what is possible. They also understand what really needs to happen in order to reverse illness back into health.
So is it possible we blind ourselves and prevent healing simply because we cannot ‘see’ or believe it’s possible? I believe so!
Again and again I listen to people with chronic illness talk about their symptoms and focus on their problems. And when a solution is offered, one that has been proven to work, they are often deaf and blind to hearing it. And there are very good reasons for this, which cannot be covered in this blog today.
What I can say is that the clients I find recover quickest and easiest are those who decide that staying in pain is more painful than what it will take them to move beyond the pain. They reach a point where they say “that’s it, I’ve had enough, I’m willing to do something different, I’m willing to have a new perspective and I surrender to change”.
And as soon as they do this, new opportunities immediately come their way, and often that is when they find Mickel Therapy popping up in front of ‘their eyes’ in the form of a flyer or website.
Are you ready for lasting, positive change?
So if you have been unwell for a while, searched for answers and not yet found them, I invite you to ask yourself these questions and give a rating out of 10 for each one (0 = no I’m not ready, 5 = sort of ready = 10 = absolutely):
- Am I ready and willing to change and for transformation to happen?
- Am I ready and willing to learn the lessons my body is trying to teach me through this pain or fatigue?
- Am I willing to see the truth of what has brought me to this place in my life?
- Am I ‘interested’ in changing, or committed to changing?
- Am I willing to make the necessary changes I need to make so my body no longer needs to send me symptoms?
If the answer is yes, this will be the first step in your recovery and a turning point in your life! And of course Mickel Therapy is there to help you change and teach you exactly what those next steps are.
This blog was written by Kim Knight, Senior Mickel Therapist and Mickel Therapy Trainer in New Zealand / Australasia. Kim was nominated for New Zealand Woman of the Year for her cutting-edge work in helping people recover from chronic illnesses using techniques such as Mickel Therapy.
For more information about Kim and Mickel Therapy see www.mickeltherapy.co.nz