You may feel you're not ready to teach this. You may think you first have to work on
You're wrong. You're ready.
I'm going to tell you something that flies in the face of all the conventional
wisdom of therapy, Reiki, Buddhism, Western psychology, New Age healing, encounter groups,
and success seminars. Everything. You name the personal growth movement and somewhere in
it you will find the opposite of what I'm going to say here. It's simply this:
You could have learned this barely two hours ago and still teach it to
Maybe the self-improvement movements and psychiatry are right about what they do.
But this isn't self-psychiatry or self-improvement.
And people want to learn this, just like you did.
Whatever condition you're in really doesn't get in the way. This means you can show
people with diseases how to end them. That includes addictions. You can go
to your AA meeting and show everybody there how to remove their addictions.
What will they notice?
They'll notice right at the beginning that it's a lot easier to stay on the wagon,
that's what they'll notice. People who've gone from alcoholism to overeating discover
that they simply don't feel as driven to overeat. They don't have to replace
their old addiction with a brand-new food addiction.
Yes, there are skills, methodologies taught in this skill that really help you
teach. But I will tell you right now, even before you adopt any of them, that you can walk
into an organization you belong to - let's say it's Action on AIDS - and you can show
people how to remove the virus.
Right now. Before you start this skill.
Now I know you may have various phobias and hang-ups that interfere with you
teaching this, like maybe you're just scared to talk in front of groups. And I'm not
promising that that's going to disappear or even decrease in two hours, though those
things will certainly disappear completely, over time, after you start teaching.
How quickly they disappear is going to be a function of how strong your immunic
connection is. But if they don't disappear, you can still save lives. You can walk in
and teach with those hang-ups and fears in place. Everybody will understand.
Your love will prevail.
There's one more thing we've got to be real flat about: If we're going to stop
the epidemics that are happening all over the
world, this is going to have to spread like a brush
fire. The changes in epidemic statistics over each year are staggering. No
sooner do we strike a blow against HIV then we get a malaria problem. Or a strain of TB
starts resisting another antibiotic. Or HIV gets wise to the blow we struck against it and
kicks back. And it's not so much what's already happened - though that's pretty
frightening - it's what that indicates will happen if the wrong mutation
comes along in one of these diseases.
We're going to need everyone to know how to do this.
Now think about this. If it takes you two months to get to the point where you're
willing to teach this, and it takes the next guy two months, that's four months.
But if it takes you two hours and it takes the next guy two hours, that's less than
a day. We can't afford to wait.
So here's your choice: you can experience your love of humanity in the tragedy of a
broken heart that comes with loving dying people, or you can experience that same
love in the triumph and certainty of showing those people, or the people who will
ultimately show it to them, how to get signals antd start using immunics to cure things.
If you got this far, you know this works. The rest is up to you.
Public health advocates warned . . . that it was exceedingly unfair, and
unrealistic, to hold poor Americans responsible for their health - to condemn them, as it
seemed Knowles did, for their inability to afford ideal foods, membership in exercise
clubs, and temperance in all sexual and intoxicant affairs. Further, they warned that the
medical triumphs that had sparked such rosy calls for personal responsibility were
fleeting. In the face of rising poverty, they said, the old scourges would return.
It wasn't necessary to go to Africa to see AIDS orphans or whole families buried
side by side. New York City alone would have more than 30,000 AIDS orphans by the end of
1999, Newark over 10,000. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services predicted that
there would be 60,000 AIDS orphans in the country by the year 2000. Just as AIDS was
exhausting the extended-family networks in much of Africa, so it was taxing the social
support systems in America's poorest communities.
With every passing year in America's AIDS epidemic the impact upon the nation's
poorest urban areas grew more severe. It compounded the effects of other plights -
homelessness, drug abuse, alcoholism, high infant mortality, syphilis, gonorrhea, violence
- all of which conspired to increase levels of desperation where dreams of urban renewal
had once existed.
As the virus found its way into communities of poverty, the burden on urban public
hospitals was critical. Unlike Canada and most of Western Europe, the United States had no
system of national health care. By 1990 an estimated 37 million Americans were without any
form of either public or private health insurance. Too rich to qualify for
government-supported health care, which was intended only for the elderly and the
indigent, but too poor to purchase private insurance, millions of Americans simply prayed
that they wouldn't fall ill. Another 43 million Americans were either chronically
uninsured or underinsured, possessing such minimal coverage that the family could be
bankrupted by the required deductible and co-payments in the event of serious illness.
- Laurie Garrett, The Coming Plague
The best way to learn something is to teach it.
This is also true of discovery.
Discoveries happen a lot faster when you make them with other people.
I can't remember a single person I've ever trained to get signals who didn't
discover something that I hadn't already and make me a gift of it, as if they were handing
me a flower.
What a blessing it's been for me to be surrounded by willing people.
I've had a blast with them, and they've had the courage, the boldness, to forge
incisive action from doing immunics. That made it easier for me to be bold. I
learned that, too, by teaching.
As you reach your hand into the darkness to help another's back into the light, you
discover that it's your own.