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are allegedly helpless, powerless, to do something about this misery that keeps
invading their lives!
something we can do about the state of our world!
Power or Toxicity
Importance of Nutrition!
""The Power of Now" by
by Dr. Stephen
Vizzard, PHD., P.S.
of a client of mine recently took a long drive into the mountains. For the sake
of convenience, I'll call her Mary. Before her departure, Mary loaded up her
prized possessions: a childhood teddy bear and a picture of her deceased mother
taken when she was a younger woman. Mary later told her husband that she was
extremely depressed and had traveled deep into the mountains with the intention
of plunging off some twisting, steep road and killing herself.
Mary drove for a long time while she tried to screw
together the courage to jerk the wheel hard to the right and initiate her
release from her sorry life. Before she could muster the "courage" to do so, a
very large size tire came off the back of a truck in front of her and bounced
down the road in her direction. The tire narrowly missed her. It could have
crashed through her windshield and killed her. It could have caused her to
swerve and plummet over the steep embankment. Mary ended up stopping and sat
there shaking while she thought things over. She ended up concluding that God
had caused this as a sign. She then drove home content to be alive.
Isn't it interesting that Mary almost got what she was
asking for? She thought she wanted to die. She intended to drive her pickup
truck over the cliff. Some deeper instinct made it hard for her to actually do
that. But the energy that she had been putting out almost caused her to do the
very thing she had intended. If she had violently swerved to avoid the tire,
she would have driven over the cliff. You get what you ask for.
Or how about Sue? An energetically powerful woman who,
when she put her mind to it, could really make things happen. In the time that
I'd known her, she'd gone through several periods where she'd stumble around,
letting others (especially her family members) use and abuse her, while
generally playing the victim. In other words, she inadvertently used her
energetic power to make things happen on the negative end of the spectrum. With
hard work, Sue managed to shift that energy back into the positive end.
Everything then fell into place: her adult kids behaved and stopped leaning on
her; her current lover shaped up (or got his walking papers); she found
employment and started working on her bills. When she was in the middle of one
of these funks, little that I would say or do could make a difference. At least
until she made the energetic shift (sometimes with assistance from an energy
healer). Then she would be awesome.
A number of months ago, Sue went into one of her
deepest funks ever. She had to be hospitalized in order to prevent self-harm.
After she got out, loaded up with medications, she no longer was actively
suicidal. However, she informed me that the desire to leave this miserable life
still rumbled around in the background. While she couldn't ignore its presence,
she lacked the energy or focus to take action on this urge.
It was not at all surprising that one night, as she
was about to crawl into bed, Sue happened to notice she had a bedmate, a brown
recluse spider. A bite from such a spider could have killed her. At the
minimum, it could have caused a severe infection and even the possible loss of
whatever limb received the bite. Sue wanted out of her life and couldn't quite
take the steps to do it herself. So nature tried to help. Even if the bite
(which fortunately didn't happen) hadn't killed her, it certainly could have
added to the litany of negative events that had filled Sue's life since she'd
entered the realm of negative thinking. You get what you ask for.
But sometimes it's not just what we're asking for
ourselves that creates realities. Sometimes it has to do with the wishes of
those around us. How about Sam, who has prostate cancer? He was holding the
line, using alternative approaches until he went on a very disappointing
vacation with his wife where she would not allow any type of closeness
(especially sexual) to occur. Sam went into a deep funk about this. Little
surprise that he started to become symptomatic, went in for another prostate
biopsy and was told he definitely had cancer and, worse, that it was relatively
At my request Sam was read by a medical intuitive. He
was told he could fight the fight effectively through a combination of
"traditional" (radioactive pellets implanted) and alternative approaches.
However, a shift of focus by the intuitive revealed that his wife had been
sexually abused as a child. She (subconsciously) did not want a sexually
functioning husband. No surprise that Sam had struggled with impotence for many
years. At a level neither of them consciously realized, Sam and his wife were
energetically cooperating with making him sexually dysfunctional. Neither did
they realize the stakes. They got more than they asked for.
So how can people work on what they ask for? As a
psychologist, I could tell you that therapy might help. But I would also tell
you that clarity regarding your energetic requests does not require therapy and
that working with therapists who are not energetically oriented may be
counter-productive. Many psychologists take the traditional orientation that
does not recognize the impact of energy on that which occurs in one's life. The
best recommendation that I can make is the following: find, and then practice,
a regular meditation that allows you to quiet all the noise, go within and
achieve clarity regarding energies and choices that come from deep within. Then
refine those choices and put your energetic focus into creating a reality that
is wholly of your choosing.
If you have any questions, or suggestions for future article topics, please
feel free to contact me at:mailto:email@example.com
J. Stephen Vizzard, Ph.D.