Q & A with Bernie – August 1, 2016

Question for Bernie:

As requested I attach my picture of me receiving the bone marrow transplant.  I had to use pencils and felt pens as we don’t have any crayons in our house.

I am currently reading your book, Love, Medicine and Miracles, and my friend has also purchased The Art of Healing: Uncovering Your Inner Wisdom and Potential for Self-Healing for me, so I am looking forward to reading that too.

Your work is such a blessing.  I have only read 60 pages of Love, Medicine and Miracles, and it has helped me to get back on an even keel mentally and emotionally after receiving the confronting letter from my specialist.

I look forward to your response.

Also, what are your thoughts about the 3 week period following the actual transplant? Do you have any advice?

With sincere thanks.

Bernie’s Answer:

I get a good feeling looking at it.  You are all there, meaning no parts are missing from your body.  I would like to see your doctors and family in the picture; so make sure they are there for you.

Count the hearts in the transplant and see if the number has meaning for you. Purple is a spiritual and healing color, but it can also represent dying and becoming a spirit.  I don’t get that sense from your smiling face, but I want you to be spiritual on your journey and see God as a resource for you.  Use the energy and love of creation.

I am attaching two drawings of bone marrow transplants. One looks like a prison scene. In the other, she is in God’s hands, and her doctor, family, and life are all there for her.  Even the chair in her room is filled with colors.

So, create the picture you want to happen and visualize it several times a day.  You are a survivor, kid.

Peace, Love, & Healing,
Bernie


Question for Bernie:

This is more of an observation and a validation of how you advise and see things in patients who have cancer.  In 2013 I was diagnosed with Stage 2 bladder cancer.  I went through the appointments with the oncologist and urologist and we developed a plan.  Chemo, a radical cystectomy, and a right nephrectomy were in that plan.

The first thing my urologist said demonstratively to me upon the cusp of treatment was, “You’re going to be just fine.” My oncologist’s first words were, “I’m treating you for one thing and one thing only—a cure.”  A great start to it all.

The first thing I thought of was the possibility of dying, no fear of it though.  When undergoing chemo, I’d walk out back in of our six acre property and sit on my bench, just listening to Nature.  I felt its rhythm and saw myself as part of it.  I also visualized being in my daughter’s yard and doing landscape work “by her Dad” a year from that time.

I said to myself, while sitting/observing, “This is an interesting learning experience, an experience heretofore only observed, not lived.”  It is now three years out; I was pronounced cured last September at two years out.  I am strong and active, and I always tell my immune system to keep me strong and to be vigilant for me.

For me this worked.  Why? It was partly because I attended some of your lectures almost 30 years ago and learned what our bodies are capable of, given an optimistic attitude.  I’ve never forgotten those lectures, and I tell friends of my experience then and of three years ago.  Now, as a Golf Professional, if only I could be consistently under par—in golf, not life.

Bernie’s Answer:

You are my therapist today. As a kid, I gave up on golf because no matter how hard I tried, I could never get that darned golf ball into the hole.  It never seemed to go where I wanted it to go.

Now I understand how to play the game, though I am not a golfer.  But I firmly believe that we all have the potential to make a hole in one with our lives.

Bless you,
Bernie

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