Stunning Colours and Moon

Disease is a result of congestion. Healing is a result of circulation.

                                                ― Florence Scovel Shinn

 

A poet went to a doctor and complained of all kinds of symptoms. The doctor examined the poet and asked him, “When was the last time you recited your poetry?”

The poet thought for a moment and answered, “Several months ago.”

“Then please recite your favorite new poem for me,” the doctor requested.

The patient arose and gave a compelling recitation.  The doctor repeated the request, and the patient recited several more poems.

 “How do you feel now?” asked the doctor.

             “I feel wonderful,” he announced.

            “Good, “the doctor responded. “Now go home and keep expressing yourself. Stifling yourself made you ill.”

            Self-expression is a vital element of healing. Oriental medicine is based on the flow of chi, or life force. We are all endowed with life force at birth, and it is renewed each morning after we rest. If we keep that force moving, we remain healthy and happy, our natural state. If we block that life force or pinch it off, we become stagnant and ill. This applies to physical movement of life force, as well as intellectual, emotional, and spiritual movement.

            If you feel stuck in your body, relationship, or work, ask yourself where and how you could and would like to move more life force. In the case of the poet above, he was not expressing his gifts and his passion. When he did, his physical symptoms disappeared, because, as Richard Bach notes, “Your body is your thoughts in a form you can see.”

            You were born to be and do certain things. As you are true to your nature, well-being lines up in your favor.

 

In what way(s) has your life force becomes pinched off or stifled?

How could you move it so you feel better and create more success?

 

I am here to live, love, and express my true self and my gifts. I let my life force flow.

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John Haines is the author of In Search of Simplicity: A True Story that Changes Lives, a startlingly poignant and inspiring real-life endorsement of the power of thought, belief and synchronicity in one’s life.

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Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it.

                                                                                    ― Les Brown 

 

Here’s another great story that recently arrived in my inbox. Enjoy and be inspired.

 

John     

 

In a remote region of the Andes, two tribes were feuding.  One tribe lived high in the mountains and the other in the lowlands. One day the highlanders raided the village of the lowlanders and kidnapped a baby. The next day the lowlanders assembled a team to climb the mountain to find and retrieve the child. But the lowlanders did not know the trails and they were not skilled at mountain climbing. They struggled to make their way up the mountain, but after a half day of climbing, they could not ascend anymore. Discouraged and disappointed, they packed their gear to return.

      Suddenly, to their surprise, the rescue team saw the baby’s mother coming down from the mountain, holding her baby in her arms. Baffled, they asked her, “How were you able to scale this steep mountain and retrieve your child, when we were unable to do so?”

      She answered, “It wasn’t your baby.”

      Desire and motivation is the greater part of achievement. If you want something enough, you will find a way to do it. If you are not very motivated, you will either not attempt to reach a goal, or if you do your efforts will be half-hearted and you will attain no measurable results.

      Do not assess your possibilities on the basis of the beliefs or unsuccessful efforts of people less motivated than you. Their results are less a function of reality, and more a function of their beliefs and intentions.  Nor do you need their permission to do what you want and need to do. In the story of the Andean mother who retrieved her child, she did not ask the search party’s permission or even discuss the project with them. She just knew what she needed to do and she did it.

      It is my baby 050809You have a baby that you love and believe in. You have a dream, a goal, and an intention that may seem mountain high to accomplish. But if you love your baby enough you will find a way to get where you need to go to bring it home.

 

What project or intention do you love enough to make happen no matter what others say or do?

 

Try using the following affirmation:

 

 My visions and dreams empower me. Love and intention drive me to do what I have to do.

 

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John Haines is the author of In Search of Simplicity: A True Story that Changes Lives, a startlingly poignant and inspiring real-life endorsement of the power of thought, belief and synchronicity in one’s life.