In the winter of 1997, I went skiing to Sun Valley, Idaho and skied hard the first day. As I went to sleep that night I noticed much soreness in my lower back and had the fleeting thought that I might not be able to ski the next day. The next morning I awoke with intense back pain. I so wanted to ski and explore Sun Valley that I went skiing anyways and struggled through the day and the rest of the week in Idaho.

This was the beginning of a long two and one-half year struggle with chronic lower back pain. On an innate/emotional level we had found that I had a time bomb that was set to trigger a heart attack in my mid fifties (roughly ten years in the future). Prior to going to Sun Valley, we had done some emotional work and advanced TBM work (see Dr. Rivene’s FAQ at our website) to remove this trigger and neutralize its affect. This work triggered an intense re-structuring of my beliefs and body that resulted in this condition. I continued her work and also sought other opinions from her colleagues and the top people in natural healing.  Many were frightening and fear inducing (you have a fused disk or ruptured disk and only surgery will help).

I worked at maintaining a positive (hopeful) attitude and added Bikram yoga sessions 5-6 days a week to support my healing and continued the chiropractic work and emotional release work. During this time I also became clearer about what was making me happy and joyful – horse riding, skiing, hiking and other activities. Many of these activities made me aware of the physical pain in my back and many of the Doctors I saw warned me against doing them. Yet my innate and the answers I got from meditation told me to concentrate on what gives me joy (the emotional healing journey) and I did them anyways and received great pleasure from them (even though I had pain). I had back pain but focused on activities that gave me joy and  enjoyed them rather than having back pain and focusing on the problem. As time progressed about one and one-half years into the process I stopped going to further consultations and stayed with my program.

I progressed further and the pain started to diminish as I concentrated on the vision of my back healing and being able to do what I wanted (skiing, horse riding, using my body physically and being well) with ease and in full joy. Suddenly I started to realize that the pain was gone that the vision of a body able to do whatever I wanted to do had become reality. I no longer had to ignore the physical pain (the left overs of old thoughts and body patterns) and had healed. As Esther Hicks says the physical part of the creation will appear after 99% of the emotional journey (the work of reaching for joy accompanied with certainty or expectation of the body’s ability to heal) has been completed.

It has taken years for me to understand and have a language to understand this healing process. As I have assisted patients in our clinic I am reminded of this process and often wondered why I had healed and some of our patients heal but others do not. The key seems to me to be three major steps: the clear vision of what I wanted (asking), trusting my inner guidance and my body’s ability to heal, focus on what it feels like to be healed and feeling the joy and bliss of this (allowing) and finally expecting it to happen (certainty). To this I might add the importance of keeping counsel with the inner guidance and ignoring, and most importantly not be thrown into despair by, the comments of friends, experts and the medical community.

Stay clear and allow with certainty,

Jim

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From the N2 (Cape Town towards George) Take the first Swellendam exit (left). This is the R60. Proceed (1km+) through the 4 way stop and continue approximately 2-3 km and look for a sign for the Hermitage. Make a hard right (270 degrees). After the turn continue about 200 meters and turn left at first road (dirt). Proceed 300 meters and turn left into Red Roan Ranch and go to bottom of hill (the main house).

(Coming from George to Cape Town) Take the third exit (R60) right. Proceed (1km+) through the 4 way stop and continue approximately 2-3 km and look for a sign for the Hermitage. Make a hard right (270 degrees). After the turn continue about 200 meters and turn left at first road (dirt).  Proceed 300 meters and turn left into Red Roan Ranch and go to bottom of hill (the main house).

GPS:  S34 degrees 01.367 minutes, E020 degrees 25.193 minutes. Note most GPS units (Garmin, etc.) have the wrong coordinates for Red Roan Ranch.

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