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Whats your most important experience

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Eric "Herbie" Watson, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Eric "Herbie" Watson

    Eric "Herbie" Watson Beloved Grand Eagle

    I have to say learning to heal my body and mind with my mind and thoughts is the most important experience I've had to date. I've had many, many important sentimental episodes in my life that I cherish and I know you all have too. I was wanting to start a thread that would Identify 1 or 2 of the most important or exceptional things or lessons you have learned about healing. Learning that TMS is real and that I have power over it was and still is very powerful to me as a motivation tool to get up and get to moving everyday. Learning to be kind to myself on purpose is another very important element to me and learning not to fear the second wave of fear was very powerful in my journey, also learning how to focus was a powerful tool for my toolbox. I have hundreds of tools by now and I could go on and on but im really wanting to hear from the Tmswiki community on what's your most important experience in your journey to healing. Thanks in advance for all the replies.....
  2. Gigalos

    Gigalos Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi Eric,

    1) there is such a thing as a mindbody connection
    2) don't fear any symptoms
    3) live in the NOW, not in the past or the future

    This list will probably change in future, but for now I am content with it :)
    Eric "Herbie" Watson likes this.
  3. Eric "Herbie" Watson

    Eric "Herbie" Watson Beloved Grand Eagle

    I like that list Gigalos. Its a powerful antidote to any situation.
    The fear is always the kindling to the fire ya know
    and living in the now can really stop a lot of repression
    Thanks for the reply.
  4. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Excellent idea for this posting., Herbie. The best of the best ways to heal.

    For me the most important experience was finally telling myself and my unconscious that
    my remaining back pain was 100 percent from TMS, not just 90 percent,
    most likely repressing some guilt about not being able to be the caretaker for my my mother after two years of trying
    (my need to be liked and loved and perfect).

    I haven't mentioned it before, but another big help toward healing has been following the
    advice of Nietzshe: "That which does not kill us makes us stronger."
    Kelly Clarkson sings it in the song "What doesn't kill you."

    I'm learning to just DO IT. No matter if I don't think I can. It's all mind over matter.
  5. Eric "Herbie" Watson

    Eric "Herbie" Watson Beloved Grand Eagle

    That's an excellent reply Walt
    What doesn't kill ya only makes ya stronger
    Awesome- I love it
    Kelly Clarkson does have a great song there.
    Yea the 100% percent belief is really a pure commitment
    and a powerful antidote to the cure.
  6. Stock Trader

    Stock Trader Peer Supporter

    Mindfulness practice is my journey to healing by applying these three elements every day: noticing thoughts without judging or reacting to them, accepting them as just thoughts (looking at them, listening to them, and learning from them for 15 seconds), and letting them go. You can use the same approach for symptoms, emotions, or everyday life aspects such as walking and eating. I visualize myself sitting at a beach in Cancun looking at the sky, the sky as my mind and the clouds as my thoughts and emotions coming and going. Then I reverse my negative thoughts to positive ones by using affirmations. Finally I come back to the present and move on with my life with happiness, peace, love, and forgiveness. Thru the day I tell myself: "I'm calm relaxed, patient, and confident."

  7. Eric "Herbie" Watson

    Eric "Herbie" Watson Beloved Grand Eagle

    Stock Trader your an all around natural
    I really like your approach, this works like magic
    I really appreciate your style and also your confidence
    powerful and compelling-
    Thank You Stock Trader Awesome
  8. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    It may very well be FAITH.
    Faith in Dr. Sarno's TMS theory and faith in God healing our pain.

    I just got this email this morning from a niece in Florida who was an alcoholic
    until she read Sarno's HEALING BACK PAIN, and she hasn't had a drink in a year.

    The true story below tells how faith can work miracles.

    This is a story written by a doctor who worked in Africa.
    One night I had worked hard to help a mother in the labor ward; but in spite of all we could do, she died, leaving us with a tiny, premature baby and a crying two-year-old daughter. We would have difficulty keeping the baby alive; as we had no incubator (we had no electricity to run an incubator).

    We also had no special feeding facilities.
    Although we lived on the equator, nights were often chilly with treacherous drafts. One student midwife went for the box we had for such babies and the cotton wool that the baby would be wrapped in.
    Another went to stoke up the fire and fill a hot water bottle. She came back shortly in distress to tell me that in filling the bottle, it had burst (rubber perishes so easily in tropical climates).
    'And it is our last hot water bottle!' she exclaimed. As in the West, it is no good crying over spilled milk, so in Central Africa it might be considered no good crying over burst water bottles. They do not grow on trees, and there are no drugstores down forest pathways.
    'All right,' I said, 'put the baby as near the fire as you safely can, and sleep between the baby and the door to keep it free from drafts. Your job is to keep the baby warm.'
    The following noon, as I did most days, I went to have prayers with any of the orphanage children who chose to gather with me. I gave the youngsters various suggestions of things to pray about and told them about the tiny baby. I explained our problem about keeping the baby warm enough, mentioning the hot water bottle, and that the baby could so easily die if it got chills. I also told them of the two-year-old sister, crying because her mother had died.
    During prayer time, one ten year-old girl, Ruth, prayed with the usual blunt conciseness of our African children. 'Please, God' she prayed, 'Send us a hot water bottle today. It'll be no good tomorrow, God, as the baby will be dead, so please send it this afternoon.'
    While I gasped inwardly at the audacity of the prayer, she added, 'And while you are about it, would you please send a dolly for the little girl so she'll know you really love her?'
    As often with children's prayers, I was put on the spot. Could I honestly say 'Amen!'? I just did not believe that God could do this.
    Oh, yes, I know that He can do everything; the Bible says so. But there are limits, aren't there? The only way God could answer this particular prayer would be by sending me a parcel from the homeland. I had been in Africa for almost four years at that time, and I had never-ever received a parcel from home.
    Anyway, if anyone did send me a parcel, who would put in a hot water bottle? I lived on the equator!
    Halfway through the afternoon, while I was teaching in the nurses' training school, a message was sent that there was a car at my front door. By the time I reached home, the car had gone, but there on the verandah was a large 22-pound parcel. I felt tears pricking my eyes. I could not open the parcel alone, so I sent for the orphanage children...

    Together we pulled off the string, carefully undoing each knot. We folded the paper, taking care not to tear it unduly. Excitement was mounting. Some thirty or forty pairs of eyes were focused on the large cardboard box. From the top, I lifted out brightly-colored, knitted jerseys. Eyes sparkled as I gave them out. Then there were the knitted bandages for the leprosy patients, and the children looked a little bored. Then came a box of mixed raisins and sultanas — that would make a batch of buns for the weekend

    Then, as I put my hand in again, I felt the.....could it really be?
    I grasped it and pulled it out. Yes, a brand new, rubber hot water bottle. I cried.
    I had not asked God to send it; I had not truly believed that He could.
    Ruth was in the front row of the children. She rushed forward, crying out, 'If God has sent the bottle, He must have sent the dolly, too!'
    Rummaging down to the bottom of the box, she pulled out the small, beautifully-dressed dolly. Her eyes shone! She had never doubted!
    Looking up at me, she asked, 'Can I go over with you and give this dolly to that little girl, so she'll know that Jesus really loves her?'
    'Of course,' I replied!
    That parcel had been on the way for five whole months, packed up by my former Sunday school class, whose leader had heard and obeyed God's prompting to send a hot water bottle, even to the equator.
    And one of the girls had put in a dolly for an African child — five months before, in answer to the believing prayer of a ten-year-old to bring it 'that afternoon.'
    'Before they call, I will answer.' (Isaiah 65:24)
    When you receive this, say the prayer. That's all I ask. No strings attached. Just send it on to whomever you want — but do send it on.

    Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive. There is no cost, but a lot of rewards. Let's continue praying for one another.

    This awesome prayer takes less than a minute.
    Heavenly Father, I ask you to bless my friends reading this. I ask you to minister to their spirit. Where there is pain, give them your peace and mercy. Where there is self-doubting, release a renewed confidence to work through them. Where there is tiredness or exhaustion, I ask you to give them understanding, guidance, and strength. Where there is fear, reveal your love and release to them your courage. Bless their finances, give them greater vision, and raise up leaders and friends to support and encourage them. I ask you to do these things in Jesus' name. Amen!
  9. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    The Nietzshe quote is, of course, what Dr. Sarno says. Don't let TMS pain keep us from doing what we fear will hurt us.
  10. Eric "Herbie" Watson

    Eric "Herbie" Watson Beloved Grand Eagle

    Walt the story above is heart felt, thank you so much for putting it here
    Yes faith is the power behind our healing and God is good.
    Some folks id guess would have faith with another higher power
    and we make no issues with there beliefs.
    Its the faith factor at work with love and compassion that
    brings in the goods were hoping for.
    I love it Walt- most worthy my friend, most worthy.
    And the philosopher Nietzsche has a lot of famous quotes im familiar with
    but you picked the best quote he has in my estimation.
    Thanks Walt, that's powerful.

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