Q & A with Bernie – August 11, 2014

Question for Bernie

Your book, Love, Medicine, & Miracles was recommended by my holistic doctor when I learned I tested positive for cancer.  It was the scariest book that I have ever read.  Sometimes I would read it with just one eye open.

I am going to reference this book in a homemade video which is an interview of me talking about my journey.  I hope to post the interview on the internet. Why?  Because I think it is a must read book.  It set me up to succeed even though it was so scary to read and parts of it still are scary.

Thank you for taking the time to write this book.  I learned so much and believe it helped me beyond my journey of cancer; allowing me to realize the strengths that I bring to my job.

Bernie’s Answer

Thank you my dear.  My recommendation for you: don’t fear change—instead change fear.

Always remember that you have the potential.  Also, don’t fear failure.  Others put that into you years ago.  We really never fail if we have the courage to try something because we always learn from it, whatever the outcome.


Question for Bernie

I wanted to write to let you know that I have only just discovered your work via an interview you recently did with Dr. Larry Dossey. I am a non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor of seven years. Having lost my mother to the same cancer during the middle of my chemo treatment made this was a very difficult time in my life, as you can imagine.

However, I chose to follow my mother’s courageous outlook on life (and death) and remain positive about my circumstances and future. I had a young family and a devoted husband, as well as a grieving widowed father, to live for and who needed me.

I started meditating which opened my mind, heart, and spirit to another dimension and to a higher purpose. One night, after a particularly tiring day of hospital visits and treatment, I awoke to hear tiny fluttering noises in my ears and a sense that I was being lifted, very gently, off the bed. To this day, I still don’t fully know what really happened to me that night, but my heart tells me that I met with some beautiful little angels who were letting me know that they were there lifting the weight that I was carrying through my cancer experience.

Listening to your interviews on Mind Health Matters has been a wonderful discovery, and I will now start reading your books. Thank you, Bernie,  for your life’s work and love; what an inspiring and superb human being you are!

Bernie’s Answer

You have inspiration within you and you have acted upon it.  Your positive perspective is inspirational.

I see myself as the fortunate coach who gets to help you access all of the potential you have.

Bless you,

Question for Bernie

It was over 10 years ago that I attended your lecture in Naples Florida. Afterwards I came up to talk with you about my brother who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 15 years previously.  You thanked me for sharing, and I recall you saying, “I need to hear stories like this.” So, I am once again sharing his story.

At the time of my brother’s diagnosis, I was reading Love, Medicine, and Miracles. My brother has never been a “take charge” kind of person but we incorporated your concepts into his recovery.  I was amazed at his assertiveness. He received chemo for 2 ½ years and then called me one day and said, “I can’t do this anymore.”  I said, “Then stop.”

So here we are over 25 years later with my brother back in the hospital. The diagnosis is a recurrence of his cancer. He weighs just 84 pounds.  The doctors are planning to give him “two shots a day.” I am not in agreement with this treatment, but it is not my decision. His quality of life the past two years has been less than ideal.

The doctors told my brother that he is one in twenty million people to survive for over 25 years with his initial diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. I am sure the information we gleaned from your book was instrumental in his survival, and I want to thank you for giving us the tools we needed.

My brother credits me with his recovery, but I know that God gave me you.

Bernie’s Answer

Bless you.  You and your brother gave me the privilege of being the coach with motivated team members willing to show up for practice.

It is hard at this time in know the outcome, but help him to love his life and body so his body knows he still chooses life.

When making therapy decisions, drawings can help to know what is right.  They show intuitive wisdom and not just thinking.  I recommend my latest book, The Art of Healing: Uncovering Your Inner Wisdom and Potential for Self-Healing.  I could look at any drawings your brother—just send them to me via email.



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