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I just finished listening to Caroline Myss’ new CD, Navigating Hope. As I have mentioned before, Caroline has been a key spiritual teacher and mentor for me since 1995.

Once again, she gives a brilliant account of what hope is, why we’ve lost it, and how we can get it back.

I do not intend to review her CD, but to comment on how trauma destroys our ability to sustain hope and why hope is so crucial to our will to live. Without hope, we are only surviving, sometimes barely making it through from one day to the next. Trauma sucks the life out of us.

Hope can bring it back!

Let me start with a synopsis of Caroline’s definition of hope. Read the rest of this entry »

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I have been informed that the next scheduled remote group healing is on Easter Sunday, April 4th.

A number of people asked if I could change the date so that they could celebrate Easter with their families. To honor a religious holiday, I will be moving the date to Sunday, April 11th, from 10-11 a.m., Pacific Time.

I apologize for not realizing the conflict, and in the future, I will be more aware of other religious and or national holidays.

For those of you who have already signed up, please know that the healing started as soon as you made the decision to participate.

Thank you for understanding.

This must be the year for stark realistic portrayals in films.  First, we have “The Hurt Locker” about bomb removal units in Iraq. Then, we  have “Precious” a film that truthfully depicts the horrors of child physical and sexual abuse.

I, for one, am glad to see these kinds of films. Yes, they are hard to watch. We don’t want to see that humans can be so cruel, so twisted in the treatment of children. Not a minute too soon, the time has come for us to face what monsters lurk inside our homes, how we are destroying the very future of this nation by terrorizing our children.

Of course, we are not all abusers. However, when we don’t speak up when we see abuse occurring, we perpetuate the message that abuse is acceptable!

ABUSE OF ANY KIND IS UNACCEPTABLE, ESPECIALLY WHEN DIRECTED TOWARDS DEFENSELESS INNOCENT CHILDREN!

The following speaks  to the psychological impact of abuse rather than as a critique of the movie or the actors. Read the rest of this entry »

I’ve conducted many remote group healings over the last 28 years. However, this morning’s was the first one specifically for trauma survivors and practitioners. I hope to continue these sessions for a long time.

I would really appreciate knowing whether this was helpful, what you got out of it, not only at the time but over the course of the next week or two. Since healing is non-linear, whatever you receive may or may not be immediate. Remember, it differs for everyone. So, different aspects may show up over time.

What I’d like to do now is share my experience with you. As I said in my last posting, I never know what will come about during these healings. I simply go into a meditative healing state, get out-of-the-way, and allow the healing and messages (if any) come through. Read the rest of this entry »

While I continue to read some articles that “The Hurt Locker” wasn’t true to form as demolition unit, I for one, am very excited that it won 6 awards, including best film and best director.

However Hollywood might not have authentically depicted military protocol, I still think that the film does show the psychological impact of war on our veterans.  I am glad that the public gets to see what our soldiers have to go through to fight these wars! To see what I wrote about post-traumatic stress disorder and the undeserved social stigma put on veterans, go to the posting of Feb. 8, 2010.

Congratulations also goes to the director, Katharine Bigelow, THE FIRST WOMAN DIRECTOR to ever win the Oscar! I think she did a fantastic job in portraying what happens to our men at war.

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