Archive for March, 2010

When I had dinner with my friend Gloria some time ago, she told me the incredible story of her husband’s miraculous healing from cancer. With her permission I may retell the story on my blog showcasing how powerful our minds are – so powerful that we can overcome even helpless situations and challenges swiftly and with ease.

My friend Gloria’s husband Ben was diagnosed with stomach cancer in the early 90’s and given a maximum of six months to live due to the advanced stage of the cancer. Even with full blast chemotherapy his chances for survival were deemed less than slim.

When the doctors conveyed the information to them, Gloria of course felt devastated and did not know what to do as panic kicked in. Ben on the other hand did not show any sign of shock or despair, quite the contrary, he came across as very calm if not aloof to the whole situation. When Gloria asked her husband if he understood what he was just told, he calmly replied to her that she must have misunderstood the doctors and that everything was in perfect order. Because he was so calm and centered and confident in his reply Gloria, for a moment, truly thought that she was mistaken. So she brought a pad and took detailed notes during their next consultation with the doctors. They again urged to start with the chemotherapy right away if Ben wanted to have any chance of survival. During the visit, Ben remained very calm and composed and seemed unfazed by the whole issue. Once home again, Gloria asked her husband if he now understood what was going on and whether he would be ready and willing to start his treatment. Ben again replied with a calm and composed voice that he had no idea what she was talking about. This time she thought that she “got” him and that he could not deny “reality” anymore and had to face the (bitter) truth as she showed him her meticulous notes. He looked at them, smiled at her, and told her that she must have misunderstood what the doctors really were saying. She must have misinterpreted their diagnosis. He was so composed and so relaxed that Gloria started to think that she was losing her mind. Seemingly she was the only one who was stressed out and frightened and the only one who actually cared and faced reality and the facts as they presented themselves. The one thing that drove her most nuts was the fact that she could not talk about this with her husband, as apparently he had gone into complete denial.

One evening when Gloria got home, she found some thirty messages on their voicemail. Totally caught by surprise why so many messages were on their voicemail she started to listen to them one by one. Each one said basically the same: they were so happy to hear that it all was a classic case of misdiagnosis and that they were relieved to hear that Ben was well and healthy after all. What happened was that Ben had left all their worried friends a voicemail claiming that the doctors realized that he did not have cancer after all but only a minor problem which could be fixed in a short period of time.

When Gloria realized what Ben had done, she thought she had lost him and that he had gone completely insane. The next day, when she drove to the hospital with Ben, she brought a tape recorder along and recorded every word that was said during their consultation with the doctors. All the grim details of his reality were caught on tape. This time she was sure that Ben would have to wake up and accept his situation and face the brutal truth of his reality. When she played the conversation back to him, all he said was that they must be mistaken and that he did not want to have anything to do with the whole situation. And by the way, she should stop being so paranoid and wake up and face reality that all is good as he does not have cancer. Period! Gloria loved her husband and would have done anything to help him get healed again, but now she had reached her wit’s end and did not know what else to do. Time was running out, weeks had gone by since the original diagnosis and if Ben did not start right away with his therapy, the slim chances of survival he had would vanish.

The next day Gloria woke up with an epiphany. She begged with her husband to simply try chemotherapy so that the doctors would not lose their face. After all they had put their name on the line here and all they needed was to be given a chance to try things out. Since Ben was healthy anyway, no harm would be done by simply trying things for a while – if not for anything else, then to simply being able to prove them wrong. To her utter amazement he said ‘yes’. The way she had twisted the story made total sense to him and his reality and he willingly drove to the hospital with her and started his treatment right away.

During these rather unusual weeks and moths Ben continued to work as a researcher full time. He never missed a day of work, quite the contrary, he threw himself into his work and worked long hours every day. At that time Ben was working as a highly esteemed researcher in the field of mathematics and statistics.

A few months after his treatment had begun the doctors proclaimed a miraculous healing of a man who was not given even six months to live.

Ben continued as a researcher for many more years and only recently retired to a life filled with classical music and riding his motorbike.

This incredible story is meant to show us that reality is not an objective matter, but only a subjective one. Whose reality was more real – Gloria’s or Ben’s? Do we “have to” face reality and “wake up” only because the majority of people proclaim that their reality is the real one?!

I know that our mind is the biggest BEAST there is – an untapped GIANT – everything starts and ends with our mind. My work focuses on expanding our minds and helping people lead lives way beyond their wildest dreams – because I know it can be done.

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I am a big fan of cleansing and fasting and giving our body a break from its normal routine. Eating food basically means creating toxins in our body – almost no matter how well (and/or how little) you eat! The only way to detoxify, that I know of at least, is to cleanse your body either by completely fasting or going through a detox program that puts you on a highly regimented diet for a while.

Obviously how much we eat – again, almost no matter how well we eat – has an impact on our overall health and toxicity level. The famous “obese vs skinny rat studies” (I do not remember the actual name and the years these were conducted anymore – if you know, please let me know)  have proven without a shadow of a doubt that the amount of food we eat has an impact on our life span. Hundreds, if not thousands, of rats were observed in a controlled environment in sets of three: one rat was fed the amount of calories its weight would require, one rat twice as many calories and one rat only half as many. The rats that got fed the “appropriate” amount of food ended up living for two years, the average age of a rat. The rats that were fed twice as many calories died already after one year and the rats that were on a 50% calories regimen ended up living for three years. An incredible insight into the impact of the amount of food on our lifespan – ponder this for a  while!

Well, over the years I have come to appreciate Stanley Burroughs “Master Cleanser” and have used his system to detoxify and also shed some pounds ;) I know that his “Master Cleanser” has provoked some controversy, such as that it hasn’t been peer reviewed or that it is only another fad diet. Think about these objection whatever you want, I think that his system offers a great way to detox and get re-energized again.

I admit that I have slightly changed his original recipe – if you are a puritan then read his book “The Master Cleanse” – here is how it works:

  • You will need 1 lemon. Use only fresh (ideally organic) lemons and squeeze them freshly every time you prepare a concoction!
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons of genuine maple syrup grade B (it offers more nutritional value than the more refined grade A).
  • A pinch (1/10 teaspoon) of cayenne pepper.
  • 10 oz water at room temperature (not chilled as cold water washes off the oils in your intestinal tracts).
  • Shake it all up and drink throughout the day as many glasses as you like.

As you are not eating you would need to keep your bowels moving. First thing in the morning, ideally before drinking your first concoction of the day, or even regular water, do an internal salt flush:

  • Prepare a full quart of lukewarm water.
  • Add two teaspoons of sea salt (and not just the regular iodized salt).
  • Stir it up and drink the entire quart of salt and water on an empty stomach.

In the evening make yourself a “smooth move” tea right before you go to bed. This will get your bowls rocking upon waking up. Using this two-tier bowl movement system will guarantee that you get a lot of your food residue out of your system that would have possibly never seen the light of day otherwise ;)

What I realized throughout my over 10 years of cleansing experience is that my body, when getting hungry, actually, mostly only craves one specific thing in particular: fats. Our brain is in constant need of these fats as it cannot store them. The good ones that is: omega three fatty acids such as nuts, fish, avocados, etc. and not the french fries crap! So now I eat 1 to 2 teaspoons of high grade cold pressed virgin olive oil per day during my cleanse days helping me to sail through my cleanses without any hiccups ;)

Now, Burroughs recommends that you at least do his cleanse for 10 days. Well, I do concur although I can say that I have used his cleanse while on my 36-hour moon cleanse (see one of my previous postings) or an extended versions of it: 72 or 96-hour cleanses. As I try to regularly cleanse – when possible on every new and full moon –  my body and mind sometimes do not take my cleansing aspirations too well, forcing me to discontinue with my cleanse barely after I started it, by making me feel dizzy, nauseated or even giving me a slight migraine. On other occasions, my body and mind really embrace the cleanse and then I end up cleansing for several days, although I originally only had intended to cleanse for 36-hours. You see, one really has to pay attention to what your body is trying to tell you – and when you listen, you will be greatly rewarded. In order to make my 36-hour cleanses easier and less stressful on my system I often use Burroughs system instead of only drinking water for 36 hours. It can be done and I have done it often – using Burroughs system makes it a little easier, that is all.

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As many of you already know, I have been writing on my book for a while now. Since so many of you have sent me an email asking me to give more info about what it is that I am writing about, I thought I would dedicate this blog entry to giving you a more detailed layout of the book.

You see, my core beliefs are pretty simple and straightforward: a) everything is energy and b) everything is connected. And by everything, I literally mean everything: humans, animals, weather, thoughts, planets, telephone lines, etc. – all of these are oscillating at a certain wavelength giving them the shape and form they are in. Certain things we can clearly see and for all intents and purposes clearly understand, for example: planets, weather, humans or water. Some other realities are not as clear, such as thoughts, emotions, “miraculous healings”, why some people seemingly have it all while others are struggling 24/7, and so on.

Through an incredible incident many years ago (a metro ride, as crazy as it might sound!), I became aware of the above stated facts.

Obviously this mind blowing experience had a life altering impact on me. As all of a sudden I simply knew that nothing, absolutely nothing!, is happening to us by accident. Hence, from an energetic point of view, there are no victims and there are no perpetrators, period! Without me in the equation of whatever is happening to me at each and every moment of my life, it wouldn’t be happening (at least in this particular way), as  I wouldn’t be in it.

Now, in the beginning, and believe me, it took me years to digest this wisdom, you might feel dumbstruck by this and you might be inclined to ask, how on earth I could claim that the raped and the rapist play equal parts of the same equation while clearly one got hurt and the other committed a crime?!

Again, I am talking about energies and how everything is interlinked, much, much more so than we might be able to imagine in our wildest dreams. And I am saying this even though I wasn’t spared major pain and loss and victimization in my own life either: due to a revolution when I was a child we lost everything and went from rich and influential to “nobodies” in a matter of months, as a teenager I contracted cancer, ending up in and out of hospitals for several years, several years ago somebody drove head on into my car and sent me straight into hospital, and just last year I lost my multi-million dollar business due to the collapse of the economy and the devaluation of the dollar.

In all of these cases I was the “victim”, I got “raped”, and hurt, and thrown off track on a major scale. Still I say that I did it! I, through my own thoughts, emotions and belief system, attracted everything that happened to me. I full-heartedly embrace the fact that I was in all the equations (in all cases voluntarily, mind you!) and without me being in them, none of it would have happened.

Knowing what I know has given me an incredibly powerful tool.  If I did this to myself: car accident, cancer, my company’s collapse, well, then I most certainly should be able to “undo” things as well…

In my book I am giving a full account of my incredible metro ride and all the challenges that I had to overcome, establishing that I am no “Tiger Woods” (well, the Tiger Woods before Thanksgiving of 2009 that is ;), meaning that I am not a child prodigy, as I was not reared by Buddhists monks or in a yogi ashram, empowering you and showing you that you can do so, too! There is a step by step guide on how you can shed the Bouncy Ball syndrome that we all grew up with (fed to us by our parents, and grandparent, and school and church, etc.) and learn how to Ride Your Horse by mastering your thoughts and emotions so that eventually you will be experiencing the experiences that you consciously conceived as opposed to staggering through the darkness of your life believing that good things only happen to other people.

My book does not offer you salvation but a guideline. A guideline that will help you bring into existence what it is that you might be seeking: health, fulfillment, more money, a loving relationship, kids, or simply a new pair of shoes. It works, no matter what the challenge – that simple!

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