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    Dr. Bernie Siegel broke new ground with his monumental book Love, Medicine and Miracles. Today Bernie continues to impart wisdom about the true nature of life and love in his entertaining and enlightening debut fiction novel Three Men, Six Lives. A grand adventure born of Bernie's experience of his current and past lives awaits you. Learn more     Available now in bookstores everywhere. Order your copy online today at:  Sacred Stories Publishing, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.
    Go on a journey of wonder and grace with NY Times bestselling author Bernie Siegel, MD and his grandson, Charlie Siegel. Open your heart as grandfather and grandson weave a conversation of love across the generations, sharing what it means to see beyond the challenges of life to the beauty in life’s lessons. Learn more     Available now in bookstores everywhere. Order your copy online today at:  Sacred Stories Publishing, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.
    Introducing Dr. Bernie Siegel's new book, No Endings, Only Beginnings. Bernie Siegel is the author of many books on the healing power of the body and the spirit, but this time he wants encourage readers not only to learn from his life and advice, but to create their own manuals for living as well. With the quotes that have filled the pages of his journals and the lessons he has gleaned from them over the years, this book serves as inspiration for readers to assemble their own book of collected wisdom--and their own understanding of the answers to life's big questions. Learn more     Available now in bookstores everywhere. Order your copy online today at:  Barnes & NobleAmazon or Hay House.
    Introducing Bernie Siegel's new audio download, Daily Meditations for Optimal Health. Selected for Dr. Bernie Siegel’s Prescriptions for Living best-selling series, these recordings are a combination of guided imagery, auto-hypnosis and meditations that relieve stress, open the heart, and deeply heal your mind, body and spirit. Learn more.     Available now. Order your copy online today at:  Hay House.
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    The group meets on the first Friday of every month from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time. You may access the teleconference by dialing into the conferencing service at: 1-857-232-0158. Then enter Conference code 379552 and you will be connected to the group.

    This free phone support group will bring people together who are experiencing health challenges and create a community devoted to emotional, physical and spiritual wellness. With the help of Dr. Bernie Siegel’s sage wisdom, patients can find hope and healing as they embark on their path forward. By participating in this group, you may learn to embrace each and every challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.

    HOST: Dr. Bernie Siegel is a writer and retired pediatric and general surgeon who writes and teaches about mind-body medicine and the relationship between the patient and the healing process. He is internationally known for his best-selling book, “Love, Medicine and Miracles”. In 1978 he founded Exceptional Cancer Patients, a specific form of individual and group therapy utilizing patient’s drawings, dreams, images and feelings. ECaP helped to facilitate personal lifestyle changes and personal empowerment of the individual’s life. He has been a global pioneer in improving and humanizing medical education and medical care.

    CO HOST: Dr. Tobi Mansfield is a medical psychologist specializing in helping patients with chronic illness and is the author of “When God Talks Back: Madness or Mysticism?”. She is the director of the Miami Wellness Center in Miami, Florida and a member of the Royal Society of Medicine in London, England.

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  • 4 Pillars that MUST be in Sync for YOU to Heal

    This is a guest post by Prudence Sinclair.

    Good morning lovely you!

    Every Part of You is Connected to the Other Parts

    Well, as you may have guessed, I am sitting here with a nice cup of tea and a freshly-groomed snoozing kitty, and so I am ready to talk to you about healing today.

    When we discuss the topic of healing from cancer or an inflammatory disease, so much focus is given to the physical side of healing, for obvious reasons. But, having been through this journey myself, I’m here to tell you that true health and healing cannot focus solely on the physical body, it MUST incorporate the four pillars of life: Mind, emotions, spirit, and body.

    Think of it this way:

    Your overall health is like a stool. Your physical body represents the seat of that stool. But whether or not your physical body can support the weight of your life on Earth is really dependent on how sturdy the three legs (mind, emotions, spirit) are underneath.

    You simply cannot be entirely healthy with a robust immune system if any one of your four aspects is unhealthy. I don’t care how many green juices you drink a week or whether you religiously use organic sunscreen. If you don’t treat and heal every aspect of your life, you can never fully recover from a health crisis.

    I don’t say this to scare you. Or maybe I do. I want to scare the crap out of you and vibrant health back into you!

    Every Part of You is Connected to the Other Parts

    Our creator created beautiful self-healing machines when he/she created human beings. We are in a continual state of healing. Our bodies are able to heal while we sleep, drive a car, and microwave our lunch.

    But, as I’ve mentioned on this blog many times, we become dis-eased when we deal with chronic stress and trauma. When we get in this state, we get stuck in that fight or flight mode instead of our rest and digest mode – the mode required for our bodies to actually heal from illness and disease.

    When this happens, the healing process needs some conscious attention on our part. We need to take a break from life and fix ourselves, much like a woodworker would take a broken stool into his shop and secure the legs and seat. But until those legs are tightly in place, that seat has nothing to cling to.

    With this in mind, let’s dive a little deeper into the 4 aspects of our life and talk about some ways we can begin to heal in each one with holistic healing.

    See you over here https://www.prudencesinclair.com/forum/forum/first-forum/ and let’s have a discussion in our forum.

    Have a wonderful day.

    Love you,
    Prue.

    https://www.prudencesinclair.com

    Good morning lovely you!



    Every Part of You is Connected to the Other Parts

    Well, as you may have guessed, I am sitting here with a nice cup of tea and a freshly-groomed snoozing kitty, and so I am ready to talk to you about healing today.

    When we discuss the topic of healing from cancer or an inflammatory disease, so much focus is given to the physical side of healing, for obvious reasons. But, having been through this journey myself, I’m here to tell you that true health and healing cannot focus solely on the physical body, it MUST incorporate the four pillars of life: Mind, emotions, spirit, and body.

    Think of it this way:

    Your overall health is like a stool. Your physical body represents the seat of that stool. But whether or not your physical body can support the weight of your life on Earth is really dependent on how sturdy the three legs (mind, emotions, spirit) are underneath.

    You simply cannot be entirely healthy with a robust immune system if any one of your four aspects is unhealthy. I don’t care how many green juices you drink a week or whether you religiously use organic sunscreen. If you don’t treat and heal every aspect of your life, you can never fully recover from a health crisis.

    I don’t say this to scare you. Or maybe I do. I want to scare the crap out of you and vibrant health back into you!

    Every Part of You is Connected to the Other Parts

    Our creator created beautiful self-healing machines when he/she created human beings. We are in a continual state of healing. Our bodies are able to heal while we sleep, drive a car, and microwave our lunch.

    But, as I’ve mentioned on this blog many times, we become dis-eased when we deal with chronic stress and trauma. When we get in this state, we get stuck in that fight or flight mode instead of our rest and digest mode – the mode required for our bodies to actually heal from illness and disease.

    When this happens, the healing process needs some conscious attention on our part. We need to take a break from life and fix ourselves, much like a woodworker would take a broken stool into his shop and secure the legs and seat. But until those legs are tight

    Good morning lovely you!

    Every Part of You is Connected to the Other Parts

    Well, as you may have guessed, I am sitting here with a nice cup of tea and a freshly-groomed snoozing kitty, and so I am ready to talk to you about healing today.

    When we discuss the topic of healing from cancer or an inflammatory disease, so much focus is given to the physical side of healing, for obvious reasons. But, having been through this journey myself, I’m here to tell you that true health and healing cannot focus solely on the physical body, it MUST incorporate the four pillars of life: Mind, emotions, spirit, and body.

    Think of it this way:

    Your overall health is like a stool. Your physical body represents the seat of that stool. But whether or not your physical body can support the weight of your life on Earth is really dependent on how sturdy the three legs (mind, emotions, spirit) are underneath.

    You simply cannot be entirely healthy with a robust immune system if any one of your four aspects is unhealthy. I don’t care how many green juices you drink a week or whether you religiously use organic sunscreen. If you don’t treat and heal every aspect of your life, you can never fully recover from a health crisis.

    I don’t say this to scare you. Or maybe I do. I want to scare the crap out of you and vibrant health back into you!

    Every Part of You is Connected to the Other Parts

    Our creator created beautiful self-healing machines when he/she created human beings. We are in a continual state of healing. Our bodies are able to heal while we sleep, drive a car, and microwave our lunch.

    But, as I’ve mentioned on this blog many times, we become dis-eased when we deal with chronic stress and trauma. When we get in this state, we get stuck in that fight or flight mode instead of our rest and digest mode – the mode required for our bodies to actually heal from illness and disease.

    When this happens, the healing process needs some conscious attention on our part. We need to take a break from life and fix ourselves, much like a woodworker would take a broken stool into his shop and secure the legs and seat. But until those legs are tightly in place, that seat has nothing to cling to.

    With this in mind, let’s dive a little deeper into the 4 aspects of our life and talk about some ways we can begin to heal in each one with holistic healing.

    See you over here https://www.prudencesinclair.com/forum/forum/first-forum/ and let’s have a discussion in our forum.

    Have a wonderful day.

    Love you,

    Prue.

    https://www.prudencesinclair.com

    ly in place, that seat has nothing to cling to.

    With this in mind, let’s dive a little deeper into the 4 aspects of our life and talk about some ways we can begin to heal in each one with holistic healing.

    See you over here https://www.prudencesinclair.com/forum/forum/first-forum/ and let’s have a discussion in our forum.

    Have a wonderful day.

    Love you,

    Prue.

    https://www.prudencesinclair.com

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    All My Life is a Circle

    Until last night, when I had a conversation with God about the true nature of life and the never ending nature of consciousness, I had forgotten about the song by Harry Chapin I had hanging on our kitchen wall. Incorporated into the work of art are these words: All my life’s a circle ~ Sunrise and Sundown ~ Moon rolls through the night time ~ Till the daybreak comes around ~ All my life’s a circle ~ But I can’t tell you why ~ Seasons spinning round again ~ The years keep rolling by.

    Well, I can tell you why life is a circle because God shared the reasons with me, and asked me to share them with you. Circles have no beginnings and no endings. They symbolize our immortality. We are all here to do God’s work as His angels of creation and not destruction. So please read on, and when you understand why, live God’s message and sermon. He has given you all you need to accomplish what He desires. Love enhances all the lives it touches and is the only path to immortality. Love is immortal and makes all things immortal.

    I have heard voices speaking to me for many years, and their words have had a profound effect on my life. From getting me to go to the animal shelter and adopt a dog with a meaningful name, to on the day my Dad decided to die, asking my mother how the two of them met. Her answer was that my father lost a coin toss and had to take my mother out. That plus her other stories led to my father looking so healthy, due to her humorous stories, that I thought he was going to change his mind about dying.

    There is a God created from intelligent, conscious, loving energy, the factors leading to further creation by God. God explained that the first thing to understand is that what dies is only our physical body.  But we are not just physical bodies. Our energy, love, and consciousness are immortal and continue the circle of life forever. God said that when a new life is created the loving, intelligent consciousness, or God within us, enters into that new life and body so it can be part of God and enhance creation. He said when one brings forth from within that loving, intelligent, conscious energy, creation is enhanced. However, when it is not brought forth, but used instead in a selfish way, it destroys the person acting in that way and many others, too. Think of our newspaper headlines and you will understand what He is saying. By this behavior we, end up having to cope with the satanic aspects of life instead of the divine life that God offers each of us.

    God shared that the life we then choose to live either enhances the energy and process of creation and the life we create, or it leaves us with a destructive force versus a creative one. God went on to explain that the loving, intelligent, conscious energy is immortal. Our bodies die but not the components of creation with which we were blessed in order to assist God in the process of creating a meaningful life for all living things. God also mentioned that if we only acted more like the animals, treating ourselves as well as we treat our animals, we would all live longer healthier lives.

    He said that when we and our bodies experience physical death, the loving, intelligent, conscious energy of creation returns to its source—God. He said the people who have near death experiences are all telling the same stories about how they returned to the white light and met friends and family members who had already died, and then they write a book about it. So many books have been written we are at least accepting that because it cannot be denied.

    What God said he wants us to understand and accept is that we are not our bodies. We are immortal and here to be agents of creation and God’s assistants. The event we call a past life emerges from our consciousness which contains the consciousness of every life lived before our current life. When you see young children playing musical instruments or performing other talents which no one can explain in any rational way, please know that it is coming from the consciousness God has placed within them to enhance their future life and ours, too.

    Yes, there are times when the consciousness may contain painful memories from the lives of others, but we still have a choice as to how we use the memories of a past life. We can experience a concentration camp, torture, or wars and senseless killing, but what we derive from it is up to us. Do you become a dictator acting like the people you hate and seek revenge, or do you choose to be an angel who heals the wounds of all on our home planet regardless of race, religion, or nationality, and thus bring God and Heaven to earth?

    Believe me, there is a God. When my mind is quiet and I choose to do what makes God happy, He speaks to me and enlightens me ~ “Be strong and resolute; do not be terrified or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”    ~ Joshua 1:9

    Peace and Love,
    Bernie

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    Q & A with Bernie – July 13, 2020

    Question for Bernie:

    Dear Bernie,

    I hope this email reaches you in good health! I hope you have avoided the effects of Covid-19 and all your loved ones are safe and well too. I am still making kefir in my small business – still facing challenges, and at this time just going with the flow.

    My dad with his esophageal tumor is feeling very poorly on his second round of chemo!  It is difficult to get him to take his liquid feeds. He is only 76 years old – and feeling so unwell – is stubbornly refusing nutrition – so sad to watch!

    Myself, I am still working through my emotional scars and seeking healing as my priority for my own self-care! How are you doing? Love and best wishes.

    Bernie’s Answer:

    Ask your dad if he wants to live or quit therapy.  Ask him what would make him happy in his life. What changes would he like to make?

    Ask him to do this several times a day:  Visualize treatment as having no side effects. He can change things for the better or give up—it’s his life and his choice.  Your job is to love him.

    Peace,
    Bernie

    Question for Bernie:

    Dear Bernie,

    I hope this email reaches you in good health! I hope you have avoided the effects of covid 19 and all your loved ones are safe and well too? I am still making kefir in my small business – still facing challenges, and at this time just going with the flow.

    My dad with his esophageal tumor is feeling very poorly on his second round of chemo! It is difficult to get him to take his liquid feeds. He is

    Question for Bernie:

    Dear Bernie,

    I hope this email reaches you in good health! I hope you have avoided the effects of covid 19 and all your loved ones are safe and well too? I am still making kefir in my small business – still facing challenges, and at this time just going with the flow.

    My dad with his esophageal tumor is feeling very poorly on his second round of chemo!  It is difficult to get him to take his liquid feeds. He is only 76 years old – and feeling so unwell – is stubbornly refusing nutrition – so sad to watch!

    Myself, I am still working through my emotional scars and seeking healing as my priority for my own self-care! How are you doing? Love and best wishes.

    Bernie’s Answer:

    Ask your dad if he wants to live or quit therapy.  Ask him what would make him happy in his life. What changes would he like to make?

    Ask him to do this several times a day:  Visualize treatment as having no side effects. He can change things for the better or give up—it’s his life and his choice.  Your job is to love him.

    Peace,

    Bernie

    only 76 years old – and feeling so unwell – is stubbornly refusing nutrition – so sad to watch!

    Myself, I am still working through my emotional scars and seeking healing as my priority for my own self-care! How are you doing? Love and best wishes.

    Bernie’s Answer:

    Ask your dad if he wants to live or quit therapy. Ask him what would make him happy in his life. What changes would he like to make?

    Ask him to do this several times a day: Visualize treatment as having no side effects. He can change things for the better or give up—it’s his life and his choice. Your job is to love him.

    Peace,

    Bernie

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    Get Back in Touch with the Unseen World.

    This is a guest post from Prudence Sinclair.

    Good morning, lovely you!

    I had another topic ready to go for today’s blog post, but another idea has just come to me after watching my little ZuZu chase something unseen (to me anyway) for nearly 10 minutes. At first, I didn’t know what she was doing and was even slightly concerned. Was she having a seizure? Was she in pain? She was very animated and sort of jumping around in an odd way. I went to her and held her for a second and she seemed fine, if not slightly annoyed that I had interrupted whatever the hell it was that she was doing.

    As I continued to watch, it became clear that she was trying to catch something, though I couldn’t see anything. Finally, after a few minutes of watching her acrobatics I saw it… the tiniest, and I mean tiniest bug I have ever seen/not seen. I don’t know what kind of bug it was and I don’t know if she has caught it or not. All I know is, I could not see something that was clearly there.

    And because I couldn’t see it, I thought that something was wrong. But it wasn’t. Once the unseen became seen, I saw that not only was Zuzu okay, she was having a blast doing what cats do – hunting.

    When the invisible becomes more visible in our lives, we can live with a sense that things aren’t as wrong as we perceive them to be; that things are usually, in fact, very okay.

    Just because we can’t see something doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. I didn’t see that bug, but it existed. We can’t see our own breath, but we are alive. We don’t see the wind unless it bumps up against something else like tree limbs or laundry hanging out to dry. But the wind exists.

    Most people deny they have invisible angelic helpers in their lives because they can’t see them. How much more right would life feel if you could actually sense these helpers working on your behalf?

    Change Your Perspective – Change Your Life

    What we see and don’t see is often a case of perspective. An ant can see the leaf it is crawling on, but not the entire tree the leaf has grown out from. The ant also can’t really see the person sitting underneath the tree. The person sitting underneath the tree can’t see the ant all the way up there. But the ant, the tree and the person all exist.

    Some people have been given a gift and have a more active sixth sense than others. This allows them to seek and receive guidance from the unseen world. But anyone can tune into this invisible realm and receive the guidance they need. All that is required is a deep desire to connect and an open heart.

    How can you begin to see the unseen?

    Meet me over here at Prue’s blog https://www.prudencesinclair.com/the-unseen-world-around-you/

    and learn how to begin to see the unseen. Also, pick up my referral to a long-time spiritual friend who is an International Medium and Spirit Artist. See you there!

    Good morning, lovely you!

    I had another topic ready to go for today’s blog post, but another idea has just come to me after watching my little ZuZu chase something unseen (to me anyway) for nearly 10 minutes. At first, I didn’t know what she was doing and was even slightly concerned. Was she having a seizure? Was she in pain? She was very animated and sort of jumping around in an odd way. I went to her and held her for a second and she seemed fine, if not slightly annoyed that I had interrupted whatever the hell it was that she was doing.

    As I continued to watch, it became clear that she was trying to catch something, though I couldn’t see anything. Finally, after a few minutes of watching her acrobatics I saw it… the tiniest, and I mean tiniest bug I have ever seen/not seen. I don’t know what kind of bug it was and I don’t know if she has caught it or not. All I know is, I could not see something that was clearly there.

    And because I couldn’t see it, I thought that something was wrong. But it wasn’t. Once the unseen became seen, I saw that not only was Zuzu okay, she was having a blast doing what cats do – hunting.

    When the invisible becomes more visible in our lives, we can live with a sense that things aren’t as wrong as we perceive them to be; that things are usually, in fact, very okay.

    Just because we can’t see something doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. I didn’t see that bug, but it existed. We can’t see our own breath, but we are alive. We don’t see the wind unless it bumps up against something else like tree limbs or laundry hanging out to dry. But the wind exists.

    Most people deny they have invisible angelic helpers in their lives because they can’t see them. How much more right would life feel if you could actually sense these helpers working on your behalf?

    Change Your Perspective – Change Your Life

    What we see and don’t see is often a case of perspective. An ant can see the leaf it is crawling on, but not the entire tree the leaf has grown out from. The ant also can’t really see the person sitting underneath the tree. The person sitting underneath the tree can’t see the ant all the way up there. But the ant, the tree and the person all exist.

    Some people have been given a gift and have a more active sixth sense than others. This allows them to seek and receive guidance from the unseen world. But anyone can tune into this invisible realm and receive the guidance they need. All that is required is a deep desire to connect and an open heart.

    How can you begin to see the unseen?

    Meet me over here at Prue’s blog https://www.prudencesinclair.com/the-unseen-world-around-you/ and learn how to begin to see the unseen. Also, pick up my referral to a long-time spiritual friend who is an International Medium and Spirit Artist. See you there!

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    Staying Afloat on the Lake of the Mind

    In talking about deeper levels of consciousness, metaphors can be helpful. So let’s talk about the Lake of the Mind. It is a deep lake, but we are familiar only with the surface. We know how to swim effortlessly on the surface; modern life is quite good at teaching us all kinds of ingenious strokes for this. It even supplies us with flotation devices that keep us bouncing pleasurably on the surface of life forever. Yet over time we become aware of how much distress is involved in the struggle merely to stay afloat.

    If we use water as a role model for life, distress can become less of a problem. It comes in three varieties ~ water vapor, liquid and solid, and we have the option of changing to meet the needs and circumstances. And believe me, our consciousness affects the weather. Global warming isn’t just about air pollution. It is also about who is living on this planet and their state of consciousness. Water is a miracle.  It defies the laws of physics by becoming less dense when frozen. Ice floats and preserves and protects the life beneath it. No other liquid does that.

    Jesus tells Nicodemus, “We are water and spirit” when discussing being born again. Where does that come from? To see our true selves reflected we need to still our minds as represented by still water, and we also need to go deeper into our consciousness, as if going into the depths beneath the surface of the water.

    The Tao Te Ching states this: “Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as water, yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible, nothing can surpass it. The soft overcomes the hard; the gentle overcomes the rigid—everyone knows this is true, but few can put it into practice.”

    The words of Lao Tzu: “The best, like water, benefit all, and do not compete.” They dwell in lowly spots that everyone else scorns. Putting others before themselves, they find themselves in the foremost place. And come very near to the Tao. So when in doubt imitate water.

    I hope you have been able to stay with me today. Life is difficult—I know that, and I just wanted to share some of the things that help me keep on keeping on. We all have choices, and again, I choose life because I wouldn’t be able to face my loved ones when I get to Heaven if I didn’t live up to what their love and desires provided for me.

    And anyone reading this who grew up experiencing indifference, rejection, abuse, guilt, blame and shame from all the authorities in their life—from parents to religions—let me know, and I will adopt you and let God know the truth about your divinity. You are a child of God no matter what others have said. You come with a guarantee label which those who are unable to love you often rub it off in the process.

    Peace, Love & Healing,
    Bernie

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    Stepping into Gratitude During Adversity

    This is a guest post by Prudence Sinclair.

    Good morning, lovely you!

    I hope you had a nice weekend. We had glorious weather here in the Boston area and I spent as much time outside as I could.

    Now, do you have a favorite beverage ready? My tea is steaming next to me, little Zuzu has just finished grooming herself and is settling down for her nap, and I am ready to write!

    I was speaking with a neighbor the other day who was sharing some of the burdens she was carrying. I said to her, “Be grateful!” She looked at me like I had three heads. I forget that not everyone understands the power of gratitude and how it can completely transform your life. Especially during times of adversity.

    You can’t be fearful and grateful simultaneously.”
    ~Tony Robbins

    We’ve all been facing a lot of adversity lately with COVID-19, and some people have several layers of adversity that they are dealing with at any given time. I know all too well how challenging it can feel to step into a state of gratitude when your life is full of fear and uncertainty. Though it may seem counterintuitive, it is during these times especially that we must practice gratitude. Gratitude is what immobilizes fear and lifts our hearts and spirits out from under our heavy burdens.

    Years ago when I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and given just months to live, if someone had told me to feel grateful I honestly think I would have yelled obscenities at them. During that time, I was completely engaged with my dark emotions.

    I would spend most nights lying in bed scared out of my fricking mind, as one would be when told they are dying in just a few short months. I felt so completely alone.

    I couldn’t see past my illness. I was full of hopelessness and despair and certainly didn’t feel the need to be grateful about anything.

    So what changed?

    Well, I stumbled upon the work of Dr. Bernie Siegel who I now treasure as a special friend. I couldn’t get enough of this man’s message. Every morning and evening I would listen to his meditation on cassette tape. His famous book, Love Medicine and Miracles had just been published but we couldn’t get it in Australia. When I flew to Mexico for treatment, I stayed In San Diego and couldn’t wait to get to a book store to buy Bernie’s book. Much of his message was and has always been about seeing the perfection in each moment of the day. Noticing the grace of God in everything and everyone.

    Something about his message touched me deeply. I felt his words reverberate in the center of my very being. I KNEW that I KNEW this message was important. I knew that I needed to incorporate gratitude if I was going to survive.

    Getting Started with Gratitude

    If you are new to the practice of gratitude, you’ll notice it may not come easily to you. It didn’t to me at first. Even though I knew on a soul level that gratitude would be a key in transforming my health, my human ego just wasn’t having it a lot of the time. But that was okay. I was determined to do what I knew my heart and soul needed.

    So I started small. When you are struggling with cancer, you’ll find that it’s not always easy to see all there is to be grateful for. But there is SO MUCH there, even in those dark moments.

    For instance, when I would get up to get something from the kitchen, I would be grateful my legs worked. When I got food out of the fridge, I would be grateful there was food in there. If a song came on the radio I liked, I would be grateful to spend time with such lovely sounds.

    With each day, I began to see more and more things to be grateful for. This was really interesting and exciting to me. I didn’t have to try as hard, they were just there.

    I was grateful for the sun…

    I was grateful for my beautiful dog who kept me company…

    Grateful for a smile from a stranger…

    Grateful for my imagination…

    Grateful for the birds singing…

    Grateful for the perfect cup of tea…

    Grateful for my sense of humor…

    Grateful for every new thing I was learning…

    Each day I was able to see how much there was to be grateful for in my life and it seemed that each day I felt more and more joy.

    And I didn’t have to force any of this. It simply happened once I began the practice.

    It wasn’t long after this that my cancer went into remission. And if you don’t think that gratefulness had much to do with my healing, you are, respectfully, out of your mind!

    I do not understand how God works nor do I understand exactly what happened inside my body when I started to feel profound gratefulness. I do know how I felt in this beautiful energy of gratefulness and undeniably this energy happened on the cellular level. Perhaps joyful cells want to live?

    Begin to be Grateful TODAY

    I cannot stress enough how important it is just to commit to the practice of gratefulness. No matter what is going on in your life, I PROMISE you there is always something to be grateful for.

    The more you seek gratefulness, the more it finds you.

    Here is something I am so grateful for right now. Beyond meeting and becoming friends with Dr. Bernie Siegel, we are now working on writing a book together! If you had told 20-something me that in the future she would not only have vibrant health, but get to write a book with the man who helped save her life… she would have never believed it.

    But it’s true and I am ecstatic and grateful for this opportunity to work with a man I deeply respect. Our book is being written with much love and I hope it can touch people and help them turn their life and health around, just like Bernie’s books and meditations did for me so many years ago.

    I LOVE you, Bernie!

    Something else I am grateful for? That we got to spend this time together today. Until next time lovely you!

    Be grateful and watch what happens TODAY!

    Love you.
    Prue – https://www.prudencesinclair.com

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    Death

    The perfection of moral character consists in this, in passing every day
    as the last.

    ~ Marcus Aurelius

    Our culture tries very had to deny death.  We don’t say people died; rather, we say they failed, kicked the bucket, went to a better place, passed on, expired, and so on.  I once had a textbook with two pages devoted to how to say someone died without using the word died.

    Plastic surgery, medications, and other things are ways to deny the aging process.  But the truth is, you don’t start living until you accept your mortality.  As long as you think you have an unlimited time ahead, you don’t worry about what you are doing.  You act as if you’ll have time for everything, but actually you may find you’ve missed out on the most important things.

    There is an old Native American saying about carrying death on your shoulder to remind you to live in the moment.  I think it is very wise.

    Live with the knowledge of your mortality.

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    Things to Keep in Mind Before Starting a Meditation Practice

    This is a guest post by Prudence Sinclair.

    Good morning, lovely you!

    Summer is in full swing at my house and my little Zuzu is having such a good time watching all the birds and bugs! When she’s not napping of course, which she is doing right now. And my tea is steaming near me and so I am ready to write…

    I get so many emails from people asking me about meditation and does it really offer as many benefits as they’ve heard. And I always answer with a resounding YES!

    I believe that my meditation practice was the key to turning my health around and helping me beat cancer. Meditation offers so very many physical, mental and emotional benefits. It can lower stress (stress is a KILLER!), increase our emotional intelligence, and help to connect us to our higher self and intuition.

    RELAX – YOU CAN’T DO MEDITATION WRONG

    So many people don’t start a meditation practice out of a fear they will somehow do it wrong. That’s impossible. The only “wrong” thing you could possibly do is to not start a meditation practice.

    With this in mind, I want to dispel some myths and share some important meditation truths with you before you begin your practice:

    1. There is No One Way to Meditate

    Just as there is no one exercise routine that will help your body or one religion that will help your spirit, there is not one single meditation practice that is the be-all-end-all.

    There are actually hundreds of ways to reach a meditative state. This state is simply one where your brain waves shift and you stop actively thinking and rather experience the moment.

    Some people get here with chanting a mantra over and over. Some get here through a listening meditation. And still others through breathing exercises, through music or tribal drumming. And those are only a handful of ways!

    The best thing for you to do is try a few different styles of meditation to see which one(s) work best for you. Don’t listen to any teacher or guru who tells you there is only ONE right way to meditate. It’s simply not true.

    2. Changes Don’t Happen Overnight

    While meditation offers tremendous benefits, you won’t necessarily experience those benefits overnight. Often what happens is people feel amazing right after their meditation. But then they get discouraged because 10 minutes later, when they are back in the “real world,” their feelings of calm and tranquility go right out the door.

    Be patient. Like exercising, your results will come but they won’t come overnight. You’ve simply got to stick with it to gain those amazing benefits. You’ll soon be so grateful you stuck it out!

    3. You Don’t Have to Spend Hours Meditating Each Day

    If you believe that you’ll have to meditate every day for an hour or more, you’re wrong. You can begin by simply meditating for 5 minutes once a day, and then build from there. Surely you can find 5 whole minutes to dedicate to improving the quality of your health and life?!!

    4. Meditation Isn’t a Miracle Cure

    Well, it is and it isn’t. While meditation can certainly de-stress you and put your body into a relaxed state where it can begin to heal, meditation won’t cure everything that’s wrong in your life. Meditation won’t make your boss a nicer person, though it will positively impact how you perceive your boss and react to them. Meditation won’t clean your house for you and it won’t walk your dog. It is a tool that you have at your disposal that can make you a more effective person at living your best life, but YOU are still the one that has to do the work!

    5. Be Patient with Yourself

    They don’t call it a practice for nothing. You won’t “get” meditation right away. You’ll become frustrated with yourself and your own mind as it seems to constantly fight against you trying to quiet it. That’s to be expected. And it’s perfectly OK. Just keep at it. Don’t give up.

    When your monkey brain starts to race, sending thoughts flying off in all directions, don’t judge yourself or those thoughts. Let them go peacefully and bring your mind back to the present moment. Training your mind is really like training a puppy. You’ll have to gently tug on the leash to keep bringing it back and bringing it back and back to the present moment. Don’t yell at the puppy or get mad. Simply recognize that your thoughts are spinning, and bring your mind back to the present.

    I encourage you to begin your meditation practice. Not tomorrow, not the next day but today. Just start. Commit to doing it every day for just 5 minutes. My recommendation is to do it first thing in the morning. It’s such a great way to begin your day.

    If you keep at it, you’ll soon begin to notice small things… you feel calmer throughout the day… you have an easier time concentrating… you don’t fly off the handle at things as much…

    When you notice these things, it will inspire you to increase your practice time to 10 minutes or even 20 minutes a day. You can eventually do 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes at the end of the day.

    You will be amazed at how your life changes! But you’ve got to commit so stick with it!

    How are YOU going to have a beautiful calm meditative day?

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    See you soon!

    With love,
    Prue

    https://www.prudencesinclair.com

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    We Don’t Die

    I cannot deny events and facts, and since my wife died a little over two years ago, my experiences have been incredible. The first being a call from a former patient and mystic two days later saying she had a message from a lovely lady who was an opera singer, that Bobbie was fine and with family again—my wife’s mother was an opera singer.

    Next, I began finding pennies everywhere—and we call them pennies from Heaven as after my mother’s death I found them everywhere, and one of her grandchildren said, “They are pennies from Heaven.” Where did that kid get that idea?

    I know it is true because they appeared in strange places and also in places where I saw no pennies an hour before. And even in place pennies would not be lost like wooded areas around our house. The most significant were my finding a dime and a penny together because we were married on the eleventh day of July. They were on store checkout counters and in a bird bath is our yard.

    At night when in bed, I heard sounds like her voice, and even sat up one night and asked, “Do you need any help?” and then realized my wife was dead, and not talking to me in the bedroom. At night I also would hear a sound like you make when blowing out a candle and then feel a breeze on my face. I knew my wife was kissing me good night.

    Eight months after she died, I had a heart arrhythmia called fibrillation and went to the local emergency room. They called out to staff, “put him in room number nine.” My wife was born on 9/9. So I knew she was watching over me. When they had a hospital bed available the next day, it was in room 819. Eight has meaning by representing a new beginning, so again I knew I’d be okay. My hospital identification number on my wrist band is 8996633 and the case numbers also added up to nine for the last two years, and I have saved them for nonbelievers to see as evidence.

    This last Mother’s Day weekend was a 9 for Friday 10 for Saturday and 11 for Monday. On the ninth I found a dime and a penny in the clothes dryer when I went to take the dry clothes out, and there was nothing put in the dryer which had any chance of having coins in them. On Sunday I was making the bed after getting up and went around to the side my wife used to sleep on to tighten the sheets and blankets by pulling them back. When I lifted them to pull they felt like they were pulled out of my hands and thrown to the other side of the bed and what did I see? Yes, a dime and a penny on the bedsheet. You try and explain that one.  I put all the coins in a little plastic bag and keep them with my wife’s photo in the shirt pocket next to my heart.

    Last but not least, the most remarkable event. I wear three rings. One made by one of our children is my family ring, another made by a patient and friend my friendship ring and third my wedding ring. Two years ago some women, who were old friends, began to show interest in me after Bobbie’s death though their actions were not of interest to me.  When I go to sleep at night I put the rings and my watch in a drawer. Well one morning I look in the drawer and my friendship rings was missing. There was no sensible explanation for that. Yes, I looked on the floor and all around nothing discovered. I felt it was my wife’s way of saying, “stop this stuff with the female friends.” I made sure I did, but no ring appeared for several months. Then one morning while the bedroom carpet was being vacuumed, I was called to come to the bedroom—and there on the floor in plain view was the ring. Try and explain that one.

    Now back to the latest Mother’s Day weekend. On Monday I open the drawer and the friendship ring was missing again. I searched everywhere with a flashlight to see if I might have dropped it under the bad or in the closet accidently when I put it in the drawer. Nothing found. Two evenings later as I am getting ready for bed there on the carpet in front of the closet was the ring in plain view for anyone to see. There is no rational explanation for any of these events except that my wife’s spirit and consciousness are ever present and still participating in my lifer and our relationship. We had a love few people will ever experience, and I know she is still there, with and for me and our family.

    I am taking the time to write and share this so people realize that Life is a cycle, and I know from a past life experience that my wife and I were not together for the first time in this life. Bodies die but spirits and consciousness survive and recycle. So know that your loved ones are still there, watching over you and desiring that you still find happiness and meaning in your life, and not let sorrow take control and destroy your life.

    Peace and Love,
    Bernie

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    5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Your Doctor

    This is a guest post by Prudence Sinclair.

    Hello, lovely you!

    My goodness we have been having some glorious weather, finally. Warm, breezy and NO HUMIDITY! I don’t know how much of it we’ll get this summer, but I will savor every second of it. As I sit near my new patio with the door open listening to the birds and smelling the scented sea air, sipping my tea with snoozing little Zuzu, my kitty by my side, I am ready to dive into today’s post.

    I received an email a few days ago from a reader asking my opinion on how she should handle the situation she was having with her doctor. She felt like she was just a number to her oncologist and that he didn’t’ really know her or even care about her as a human being. She had heard good things about him from other doctors and patients, but her own experience left much to be desired.

    Been there. Done that!

    When you’ve been diagnosed with cancer or another serious illness, it’s hard to interact with all of the doctors you come into contact with. You’ve been told they are good – experts even – but sometimes you may just not jive with their personality or feel that they really care all that much.

    Doctors are human beings. They have their good points and they have their bad points – some of them. I believe a good majority of doctors go into the profession with the goal of truly helping people. Then they get chewed up by a healthcare system that has been set up for profit – not health – and they get disillusioned and burned out – and they follow the protocols that have been set out for them. Namely, don’t treat an individual holistically or find the root cause of disease. Instead, cut parts out and off and prescribe as many pills as you can.

    But, as with any important relationship in your life, the relationship you have with your oncologist, primary care doctor, therapist etc. will need to be worked on. This is really important because studies have found that those patients who have good relationships with their doctors typically have better health outcomes.

    This makes sense, right? The better your relationship with your doctor, the more likely you are to actually show up to appointments, be open and honest with them and take their medical advice.

    If you just don’t like your doctor, I encourage you to find a new one you are comfortable with. If you like your doctor but feel like the relationship could use a little help, here are some things you can do to improve it:

    Prepare Yourself for Your Appointment

    Help your doctor help you by being prepared for each appointment. Beyond showing up on time, you need to make sure you bring a list of ALL your current medications, any health issues you’ve been having, and any questions and concerns. You may have.

    Organize and Prioritize

    Sadly, today’s doctors do typically have only a short amount of time to offer each patient. Most doctors don’t love being pressed for time any more than their patients. To help them and you, try and prioritize your issues and let your doctor know how many things you’d like to discuss. Ask how many items can you realistically get through. This openness and transparency will help you not feel anger or resentment toward your doctor who is trying to give you as much time as they can.

    Ask How They May Be Reached After Hours

    In case of a medical issue, it’s important that you be able to get in touch with your doctor. Each will have their own preference for how they should be reached after hours, so be sure to know their system in advance. One less thing to worry about.

    Use Electronic Health Records to Stay Informed

    Find out if your doctor’s office uses electronic health records (EHRs). Most should nowadays. Find out how you can access the portal. This will make it incredibly easy for you to review your records and educational material, so you can be as informed as possible. This will make speaking with your doctor far easier for BOTH of you.

    Don’t Complain – Share Your Concern

    Try and think of things from your doctor’s point of view. All day long he or she deals with patients who are in some kind of pain or distress, and a lot of their grumpiness gets dumped on the doctor. All day. Every day. So don’t go into your appointment with a complaint – rather try and go in with a concern you have.

    For instance, it’s natural to go in and complain that you are having trouble sleeping. But what’s more important is to share your main concerns about your lack of sleep: you have trouble at work or have issues taking care of your kids, etc. if you don’t share your concerns, you don’t give your doctor a chance to respond to them.

    All relationships require work, and the one you have with your doctor is no different. Again, if he or she is just not jiving or listening to you, I urge you to look for someone you feel comfortable with and can fully trust. But, if you like your doctor but feel that things could be going better, please try the tips I’ve outlined. They have worked for me and countless others I’ve coached, and they can help you build better rapport with everyone on your healing team.

    Create a dream healing team. Make sure it full of people you love to visit and who enhance you on your wellness journey.

    Love always,
    Prue – https://www.prudencesinclair.com

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