This web page would be remiss if it did not have a post about healing. This is a great passion of mine and the focus of many of the Cayce readings. Now for some good news, this site offers the means to make your own path to healing. SELF-HYPNOSIS FOR HOLISTIC HEALING Many methods and many roads. This is a great idea!
Uterine Fibroids Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that affect 20 - 50 percent of all women. This article provides sensible guidance from Dr. Christiane Northrup, M.D. along with some suggestions from the Cayce readings which discuss this problem. Dr. Northrup suggests various alternative medicine therapies including dietary change, bodywork, abdominal castor oil packs, journaling, and exercise (even for women who choose surgery for their treatment). Edgar Cayce's holistic model for healing fibroids included attitude adjustment, osteopathic manipulation, electrotherapy, and in certain cases, surgery.
Monodiets Monodiets are powerful tools for detoxification. As the name implies, the diet consists of eating only one food for a limited period of time, usually three to five days. When used as a therapeutic modality, monodieting typically focuses on a single fruit or vegetable. This article focuses primarily on the Cayce apple diet. The short-term effects of detoxification are often a feeling of toxicity (that can manifest as headaches, fever, nausea, etc). The article includes some practical suggestions from Harold Reilly for minimizing toxic side effects when doing a monodiet for internal cleaning.
I have personally tried the apple fast and I think it is very effective. At some point I will post how to do it here on this page.
Summaries of back issues: Issue 1 (October, 2001) Heredity and Health – Beyond the Human Genome Acid-Alkaline Balance Bipolar Disorder – Balancing Creative Energies Issue 2 (November-December, 2001) The Antioxidant Lifestyle – Eliminating Free Radicals Is Cayce Passe? The Selve's of an Entity – Multiple Personalities and Beyond Issue 3 (January, 2002) Cancer Prevention Olive Oil – Food and Medicine Holistic Quest Issue 4 (February, 2002) Cancer Treatment – A CAM Approach Nuts for Health – Delicious and Nutritious Suggestive Therapeutics – Natural Hypnosis Issue 5 (March, 2002) Low Energy? Recharge Your Body’s Battery Red Wine The Placebo Debate: Is Placebo Divine Healing? Issue 6 (April, 2002) Leaky Gut Syndrome Eat Your Oatmeal! Multidimensional Healing Issue 7 (May, 2002) Individualized Health Care Manual Healing Renaissance Illness as Symbol Issue 8 (June, 2002) The Sensitive Thyroid Gardening for Health The Shadow of Transformation Issue 9 (July, 2002) Detoxification and Health Fishy Diet Makes Sense Science and the Soul: Part 1 (The Mind-BodyConnection) Issue 10 (August, 2002) Headache Relief Blueberry Surprise Science and the Soul: Part 2 (Glands as Spiritual Centers) Issue 11 (September, 2002) Uterine Fibroids Monodiets Body-Soul Connection: Part 3 (Seat of the Soul) Issue 12 (October, 2002) Surgery – Preparation and Recovery Ragweed Remedies Conscious Breath Issue 13 (November-December, 2002) Reducing Hypertension Electric Vibratory Therapy Lucky Man: Restoration Through Suffering Issue 14 (January, 2003) Breathe Easy: Reversing the Asthma Epidemic Exercise: Motivation is the First Step Music Therapy Issue 15 (February, 2003) Joint Health Exercise Your Options Optimism = Health and Longevity Issue 16 (March, 2003) New Views on Epilepsy The Power of Garlic The Abdominal Brain Issue 17 (April, 2003) Food Intolerance Wellness Week Applying Cayce Now – Part I: The Evolving Therapies Issue 18 (May, 2003) Diabetes on the Rise Elimination Diets Applying Cayce Now – Part II: Principle Concepts Issue 19 (June, 2003) Restorative Sleep The Radial Appliance Applying Cayce Now – Part III: Partners in Healing Issue 20 (July, 2003) Virus Protection Drink Up The Healing Journey Issue 21 (August, 2003) Ulcerative Colitis Grape Therapy Toxic Medicine Issue 22 (September, 2003) Mediterranean Diet Hugs Heal Big Food Fight Ahead? Issue 23 (October, 2003) Autism Versatile Lavender Understanding Medical Research Issue 24 (November-December, 2003) Longevity Quest Dark Chocolate Cayce Health Symposium Issue 25 (January, 2004) Low Back Pain Citrus Season HRC Update Issue 26 (February, 2004) Apple Brandy Inhalant Cinnamon Treat Water Crystals Issue 27 (March, 2004) Skin Deep Castor Oil Packs Issue 28 (April, 2004) Food Supply Options Heart and Soul Issue 29 (May, 2004) Colonic Controversy Celery the Nerve Builder Issue 30 (June, 2004) Healing Depression Licorice Root Issue 31 (July-August, 2004) Hemorrhoid Relief Rebuilding the Pyramid Issue 32 (September, 2004) The Sunshine Vitamin Mysterious Ginseng Issue 33 (October, 2004) Biofeedback Success Soy Choices Issue 34 (November-December, 2004) Overcoming Anxiety Valerian Disease Overviews and Commentaries Arthritis Asthma Autism Ulcerative Colitis Depression Diabetes Epilepsy Fibroids Hemorrhoids Hypertension Lumbago Parkinson's Disease Audio Archives Mania and the Revelation - This audio excerpt from a lecture by David McMillin discusses the connection between the mania and the spiritual centers (chakras) described in the book of Revelation. Healing Questionnaire - This audio excerpt comes from a presentation on Multidimensional Healing by David McMillin at the 24th Annual Scientific Conference of the American Holistic Medical Association on May 3, 2001 in Miami, Florida. Edgar Cayce's Holistic Philosophy - This audio excerpt comes from a presentation by Eric Mein, MD at the 24th Annual Scientific Conference of the American Holistic Medical Association on May 3, 2001 in Miami, Florida. Home Health Almonds for Health - The Almond Board of California tells you how almonds can lower cholesterol levels and improve overall health. Reilly's C.A.R.E. Model - Harold Reilly's concise explanation of the Cayce approach to the antioxidant lifestyle is covered in this brief article. Suggestions for Taking Olive Oil in Small Doses as a Medicine - Edgar Cayce recommended olive oil in small doses for healing the intestinal tract. Here is how to do it. Suggestive Therapeutics Instructions - Here are some explicit and comprehensive instructions for applying suggestive therapeutics. The Body's Battery - Here are some excerpts from the Cayce readings that discuss the body's battery. The Radial Appliance - Directions for using this energy medicine device recommended by Edgar Cayce. Sand Packs - Here are some guidelines from the Cayce readings on how to do sand packs. Cayce Remedies for Leaky Gut Syndrome - Edgar Cayce recommended these simple remedies for persons suffering from leaky gut syndrome. Cooking Steel Cut Oats in a Thermos - Here are some simple instructions provided by a reader of the newsletter. Book Reviews and Selections Bipolar Disorder - This book chapter comes from Case Studies in Depression. Anxiety - This book chapter comes from Living Nightmares. Health Research Acid-Alkaline Balance - Follow this link for information on how to measure and regulate acid-alkaline balance based on recommendations provided by Edgar Cayce. Diet and Urinary pH: A Preliminary Study and Brief Discussion of Relevance to Infectious Disease - This is a research paper presented at the annual Cayce Health Professionals Symposium. Vasomotor Model of Asthma - This letter to the editor of the AAO Journal (American Academy of Osteopathy) documents the vasomotor model of asthma. Healing Questionnaire - This audio excerpt comes from a presentation on Multidimensional Healing by David McMillin at the 24th Annual Scientific Conference of the American Holistic Medical Association on May 3, 2001 in Miami, Florida. Multiple Personality Resources - Here is a link to a webpage that contains a list of numerous multiple personality books. The Abdominal Brain and Enteric Nervous System - Meridian Institute had this article published in a medical journal. Gut feelings may play a role in various neurological disorders including migraine, epilepsy and autism. Cancer Research Protocols - Meridian Institute has created treatment protocols for lung cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer. Read overviews of the Cayce approach and contact HRRC for details on who to work with this approach while helping us research the Cayce material. Causes and Treatment of Cancer Based on the Readings of Edgar Cayce - This research report was created by Meridian Institute to document key themes from the Cayce readings on cancer. Neurasthenia - Neurasthenia or "nerve exhaustion" is one cause of low energy discussed in the Cayce readings where the body's battery had run down. Here is a historical medical perspective on this condition with treatment recommendations very similar to the therapies prescribed by Cayce. The Placebo Debate - Meridian Institute has researched and written medical journal articles on the controversy surrounding the use of manual therapy placebos. Follow the paper trail that begins with The New England Journal of Medicine. Psoriasis and Leaky Gut - This medical journal article titled "Systemic Aspects of Psoriasis: An Integrative Model Based on Intestinal Etiology" discusses leaky gut syndrome and comorbidity with over a hundred citations from the medical literature. Oatmeal - The Quaker Oats Company has been quick to promote oatmeal as a heart healthy food. Follow this link to learn more about health research on oatmeal. Links to other sites: Cayce Health Database - This comprehensive resource covers the full scope of the Cayce health information. Meridian Institute - The Meridian Institute website contains numerous research reports and health information from the Edgar Cayce readings and related sources. Balanced Living - This Cayce-based health newsletter and website provides practical information on holistic living. Baar Products - For Cayce health products, be sure to visit the Baar Products website (Official Supplier of Edgar Cayce Products).
I didn’t know what to say to people who asked me questions about my health, because I didn’t know why I was in the hospital or even if I should be.
Why am I here?” I would ask my husband John when he came to visit me in the hospital. Patiently, he would explain how on December 19, 1999, I suffered a brain aneurysm and was rushed to our regional hospital. From there I was airlifted to a Melbourne hospital, where I underwent emergency surgery. My prognosis was a one-in-three chance of surviving the operation. If I did survive, I had a onein- three chance of being permanently disabled. As I lay in bed, I would try to relate to this story. I was not in any pain, but I had fleeting memories of being constantly asked questions in the middle of the night. “Wake up, wake up! What is your name? Who is the Prime Minister of Australia?” Apparently this had happened when I was in the intensive care unit where, John said, I had experienced much pain and had been a difficult patient to deal with.
In time, I understood that I had lost all memory of the dramatic event – “the incident,” as it came to be called. This memory gap meant that I did not see myself as ill. I couldn’t understand all the fuss and concern. I didn’t know what to say to people who asked me questions about my health, because I didn’t know why I was in the hospital or even if I should be. To me it was almost like a holiday punctuated with nurses bringing me medication and food, and the inconvenience of being washed in bed and using a bedpan. How I detested bedpans! Apart from that, life was good. All our friends and family were constantly visiting me. John’s three adult children were very supportive of me all through this process. These visits were delightful. Everyone was so concerned and loving towards me. I basked in the sunshine of their love. Opening cards and letters was a regular event. I would gain so much pleasure reading them. And the flowers! They seemed to come from everywhere. We were always running out of containers to put them in. One of my frequent visitors was Eileen, who performed healing touch therapy on me. This therapy intrigued one of the doctors who asked me what she was doing. I explained that she laid her hands over me without actually touching me. It always made me feel relaxed and happy. I also wondered whether it was the love Eileen emanated through her conviction about the healing that made the treatments so successful. She always offered me a treatment. I never had to ask. Eileen was only one of the many people who so freely gave of themselves. Even as I write this now, I feel as if I’m still basking in the abundance of love I received during this time. Another friend, Marjie, gave me a white toy cat that gave me no end of pleasure. Marjie knew how much my pet white cat “Mouse” meant to me and thought this might help. Unfortunately, at first I did not understand that the cat was only a toy; I thought my cat Mouse had died and had been stuffed. John had joked about stuffing Mouse to keep me company, and I took him seriously, so he had to hastily explain that all was well with Mouse and this was a toy. Chris, another friend, gave me a toy dog that I named Monash after the hospital. When people weren’t visiting, I could read the newspaper – something I rarely had time for normally. The food was good, but I was not very hungry. When I couldn’t fill out the daily menu, often one of my friends would do it for me. I had nicknamed my friends Angels, because they always seemed to appear when I needed help. Whatever happened, John was always there for me. He dealt with the medical staff, and arranged anything I needed. He always looked so worried. I did not understand why, because for me everything was just fine. I felt guilty that he was suffering so much on my account. He was doing all the work – visiting me, and maintaining our property in central Victoria – while I was carefree in bed being thoroughly spoilt by our family and friends. After four weeks in the hospital, I Awas moved to a rehabilitation hospital in town, as I had begun to walk. I was expected to not only walk, but also be actively engaged in regaining my skills. Now I understood my condition. My body was not operating as it normally did. What was worse, my mind did not work the way it used to. I couldn’t tell the time. I would study the clock above the door of my room, but couldn’t work out what the hands were doing. It was a mystery. After the shock of that realization, I had to smile to myself, picturing what would happen if that skill did not return – especially when I resumed teaching! I couldn’t type! I couldn’t even find the therapist’s offices for my sessions with them. To me, it seemed as if they changed offices every day, and sometimes more than once. The first time I went swimming in the therapy pool, the therapist asked me if I could swim. “Of course!” I said. “Then why are you sinking?” she asked. And I was always tired – a fatigue had never known before. Through all this, I was loved and cared for by a new group of friends. A friend’s mother came a long distance to see me, because she had heard about my illness and thought I might be lonely. One night, one of the nurses came to see me to tell me how well I was doing. I was very surprised and gratified. I appreciated her encouragement because I didn’t think I was doing too well at all. I treasured her words and thought of them often. She probably would never know what an impact her caring words had on me. Another angel? At our review appointment with Dr. Patel, my neurosurgeon, the smiling doctor grabbed my hand and said over my head to John, “Well we never expected to see Cherie walking like this, did we?” I thanked this wonderful man, who, after four hours operating on me, had immediately performed another life-saving operation on another patient. He reassured us that he was available at any time if we had concerns. He even gave John his home phone number. Dr. Patel’s quiet manner had an impact on the staff – we all were in awe of his calmness. Another angel? I wondered.
I may not have liked the person I had become, but I could reinvent myself to be more open and honest with myself and the people around me. During Dr. Patel’s consultation, he had expressed concern about my eyesight – he thought it had been permanently damaged. Immediately I affirmed that there was nothing wrong with my eyes. From my reading of the Edgar Cayce material, I knew that mind is the builder and thoughts are things. I could not afford to believe that I had permanent damage. My belief in my well-being was so strong, it was not negotiable. I would listen, do what was required, but I was not going to change my belief about my eyesight. Consequently, at the first opportunity, an eye surgeon examined me. He confirmed that there was permanent eye damage. He suggested that an operation could be done, but he was loath to do anything until nature had a chance to do her work. I was quite happy about this because I knew there would be no operation. At a later review, the eye surgeon said there was some improvement, but he was not prepared to make a decision yet. A year later, he reviewed me again. He turned his chair toward me and smiled, “If I had operated on you and achieved this result, I would be delighted with my work. You don’t need any surgery.” My eyes had healed! I accept that there is some residual damage, but nothing that affects me adversely. I am able to drive, play sports, and operate a computer. I feel vindicated by my belief. It wasn’t stubbornness, but part of the overall miracle of my healing. On the day of my home- Ocoming, John took me shopping. I felt enveloped by loving arms as our community welcomed me back. It was as memorable a day as our wedding day. I felt like a celebrity. Wherever I went people would hug me and say, “I have been praying for you,” or “My church has been praying for you.” I began to wonder if God had said to his angels, “I’m tired of all these pleas for Cherie’s healing, just do it!” Well, they did. At my first appointment with our family doctor after the incident, he took my hand when I entered his office, and said, “It is so good to see you!” He sat me down and reminded me how fortunate I was to be alive. He assured me that he would oversee my recovery. I was not alone, now that I was out of the hospital. At home, I thought our lives would return to normal. What I didn’t realize was that my hospitalization was only a small part of the recovery process. At home I was fully confronted with my brain damage (a term I refused to use to describe myself). I felt that I had turned into a senile old lady. Nothing I did seemed to be right. I forgot what I was supposed to do, and how to do things that I had always done. I became depressed, frustrated, angry, and fearful about what would become of me. But people still phoned to see how I was, or came to visit me. Quietly in the background, John would encourage me or think of strategies to help me. He tried so hard to get our lives back in order.
"Sometimes we need "miracles" before we can understand how wonderfully we have been created."
Why do some people live longer than others? Do we really have a choice about our own life-span? Cayce told one woman that she lived 600 years after she taught in the Temple Beautiful and the Temple of Sacrifice in ancient Egypt and followed the practices of regeneration that she learned from Ra Ta. The Old Testament is replete with stories of those who lived a long, long time. Adam was 930 years old when he died. Methuselah 969. Baird T. Spalding, in the early 1900s, authored a six-volume study on The Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East. Some of the individuals whom he visited and worked with, were hundreds of years old – some passing the 2,000-year mark.
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