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Self Healing Possible

A couple of weeks back, I mentioned about doing home composting. I read in compostinginsingapore  that a layer of hay on top of the food waste can prevent odour in home composting. It got me into a cheap-hay-hunting mo0d in local pet stores, but it ended quickly after my doctor told me I would need a transplant soon. The verbal agreement to start home composting was no longer valid since I may be away from home for quite some time. But hey, it was such a coincidence that I found another Hay, this time at a book store. I was rushing off already, but I managed to note down the author of a Chinese-translated book, Louise L Hay. A quick research on the smart phone got me interested in Hay’s metaphysical work linking the mind to the body.

Louise linked how our negative thoughts and feelings get manifested as problems and illnesses in our lives. It has to do with how we are brought up and the environment that we lived in. During our growing up years, we were always involved in comparisons and competitions. Hence, we may find ourself not good enough and often look at what’s there to improve instead of being thankful for what we already have. Over time, our guilt, resentment, anger, fear and etc get expressed externally. However, Louise believes that everyone can still turn their situation around with gratitude, self-love and daily affirmations. In You Can Heal Your Life, she helps the reader to identify the problems and recommends changes in their life that could benefit them in their relationships, work, success, prosperity and health. What’s remarkable was that Louise practiced and proved her philosophies after she got diagnosed with cancer, which she shared her story in the later chapter.

I was particularly amazed by the list of dis-eases and  probable cause that Louise had compiled in Heal Your Body. Checking up on the probable cause of leukaemia, it stated “Brutally killing inspirations. ‘What’s the use?‘”. Have I been doing that?

I was going through Hay’s website and I came across Dr Wayne Dyer and Anita Moorjani. Those are long stories, but the story of Anita Moorjani brings hope to cancer patients in my opinion. Down with Stage 4 Hodgkin Lymphoma, in a coma with multiple organ failure, with 24 tumours the size of lemons all over her body and Anita given 36 hours to live. However, she made an unbelievable healing with all the tumours and swollen lymph nodes disappearing in the next few days. With reference to the meditation materials that I have read recently, it seemed like during her near death experience (while in coma), she went into a deep meditation state and her survival was followed by her enlightenment. In any case, I agree with what she believes in the present moment – to be yourself and live fearlessly without emotional baggage.

It’s amazing how looking for hay helped me to find these three books. Cheers for inspirations, hope, and healing. Best wishes.

“Experience Your Life”

I was reading Pema Chödrön’s “Comfortable with Uncertainty” and I found a chapter which I love very much. Let me share with you:

Experience Your Life

A woman is running from tigers. She runs and she runs, and the tigers are getting closer and closer. She comes to the edge of a cliff. She sees a vine there, so she climbs down and holds on to it. Then She looks down and sees that there are tigers below her as well. At the same time, she notices a little mouse gnawing away at the vine to which she is clinging. She also sees a beautiful little bunch of strawberries emerging from a nearby clump of grass. She looks up, she looks down, and she looks at the mouse. Then she picks a strawberry, pops it in her mouth, and enjoys it thoroughly.

Tigers above, tigers below. This is the predicament we are always in. We are born and sooner or later we die. Each moment is just what it is. Resentment, bitterness and holding a grudge prevent us from seeing and hearing and tasting and delighting. This might be the only moment of our life, this might be the only strawberry we’ll ever eat. We could feel depressed about this or we could finally appreciate it. We could delight in the preciousness of every single moment.