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  •  It doesn't matter what anyone else believes... (22+ / 0-)

    It only matters what you believe!

    In my life I have had two "miraculous" healings, one from staph in the bone and one from pancreatic cancer. In both cases the docs said there was no medical explanation for them or the rapid healing I went through after the initial experience.

    I've had a boat load of what some would call "coincidences" and other would call "synchronistic events" in answers to prayers... some as rapidly as when I said Amen.

    But one thing those experiences have taught me is that they were for me and me alone. No telling of them ever convinced anyone of anything and that is okay. Faith is a gift that not everyone receives.

    I have no idea whether heaven exists or not, it is something that all of us will find out someday when we shuffle off this mortal coil as it is the birth right of us all.

    I choose to follow the moral precepts of certain teachers not because of the expectation of a grand pay-off at the end of life, but simply because my heart tells me they are the right way to live.

    I wish you well with your upcoming surgery and a speedy recovery.

    You may find that meditation helps in speeding your recovery and a particularly good technique is the Trappist practice called the "Centering Prayer of the Heart."

    It is similar to Buddhist meditation techniques and also ones taught at the University of Pennsylvania hospital and the Harvard Mind Body Clinic. They have done extensive research on it and it can be found here:

    It is very simple and helps speed recovery by reducing stress, even at the genetic level.

    Good luck and God Bless!


    •  Thank you. (13+ / 0-)

      I'm inspired to think that this comment by you is the reason I felt impelled to write this diary. Oh my goodness, that's what I need. Let me now preserve that all.

      •  You might enjoy this... (2+ / 0-)
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        Mary Mike, worldlotus

        Dr. Eben Alexander is on this video along with numerous other physicians and physicists. It is a fair examination of NDE's and where modern science is on the question of life after death.

        It provides no answers, but leaves the door open to many more questions... and that is more important in many respects, especially where human consciousness is involved.

        Many "rational materialists" choose to believe in a "common sense" machine like view of the world based on their perception, but modern science proved long ago that the world is not what we think it is based on our perception alone.

        Through The Wormhole S02 Ep01 - Life After Death

    •  Let me say again: God be with you always. (9+ / 0-)

      Your comment is deeply helpful for me, in a time of despair that I've been more or less trying to hide.

      •  The Holy Spirit is with us always... (7+ / 0-)

        it is just that most of the time we are not listening!

        Contemplative prayer is very powerful and deceptively simple. I like the description of St. John"

        "Centering Prayer is one of the contemplative prayer forms St. John of the Cross describes as “the practice of loving attentiveness”."
        It reminds me of the words of one of my favorite authors Viktor Frankl:
        “For the first time in my life I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth - that Love is the ultimate and highest goal to which man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.”
        ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning
        Frankl came to that realization on the death march from Auschwitz to Dachau. He was a contemporary of Freud and did psychoanalysis in the camps.

        He said that the prisoners who lived were those who knew love, remembered love, who felt love... in a hell that we can't even imagine, a place where they had lost everything. It gave them the will to live... it was the survivors salvation.

      •  I too wish you well with your surgery. (7+ / 0-)

        I have had so many surgeries (8) in the last 15 years that I wish I could send you both my luck with and my lackadaisical attitude toward it.

        Cats are better than therapy, and I'm a therapist.

        by Smoh on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 09:06:06 AM PST

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