The Gift of Cancer experienced by Anita Moorjani

Reiki has gained national acceptance largely through the endorsement of many hospitals recommending energy treatments for cancer patients. Being infused with healing energy helps counteract the detrimental affects of standard medical treatments. Lately, my therapy table has been all too busy with friends and clients dealing with cancer issues. The good news is  many are moving beyond the shock of a cancer diagnosis to  pro-active holistic steps to improve health through mind, body, and spirit transformation.

I was loaned a copy of DYING TO BE ME by Anita Moorjani this week and I highly recommend it for anyone, not just people dealing with cancer.

Moorjani has been to hell and heaven and back. A four year battle with lymphoma finally led to a coma and near death experience (NDE) on February 2, 2006. However, that was anything but “the end.” In fact it was just the beginning. Moorjani experienced an expansion of consciousness in her comatose state. She connected with doctors, nurses, family, spirits, and the cosmos. She moved beyond linear time. From the spirit world she met her father and best friend who guided her and counseled her to return to the earth plane and bring her body back to life. Her work was not finished.

Moorjani’s healing was as amazing as Eben Alexander’s PROOF OF HEAVEN tale. While both books amaze and encourage, Moorjani’s book carries a much more passionate message about life itself. She had been an average woman, raised in cross-cultures of Hong Kong, molded by the fears and insecurities common in the human experience. Her return from the brink of death not only transformed her body, but her complete understanding of what life is all about. She was told to go back and “live fearlessly.”

Don’t wait to get cancer to embrace her message. Pick up a copy of DYING TO BE ME by Anita Moorjani and be inspired to live life to the fullest.

Hear Anita Moorjani tell her story in this TED Talk

 

 

 

“Wish I Was Here” Gets You Right There

Zach Braff’s new movie WISH I WAS HERE is the story of a modern family dealing with age old issues– marriage, kids, a younger brother, an ailing father.

At the center is Braff’s character, Aiden Bloom, an LA actor still hoping for the big break to fulfill his performer’s dream. But the years are slipping by.  His wife, played by Kate Hudson, works a mind-numbing job to keep  bread on the table. The children are heading into the challenging years. His Jewish father, Mandy Patinkin, announces he can no longer pick up the tab of religious school for the grandkids. The cancer has returned. Braff’s character is smacked in the face with reality. Time to grow up. Time to step up to the plate.

The movie weaves together like a beautifully threaded tapestry. Serving as both director and star, Braff maintains a fine balance between humor and drama, dark and light. The characters grow internally and externally. Patinkin’s moments are pure gold as expected. Braff and Hudson go beyond amicable to authentic. God even gets a shout out a time or two.

It’s the most emotionally satisfying movie I’ve watched in a long time. It reminds us to be present, capture the moments, don’t let life pass you by. Be there for the people you love.

Go see it with someone dear to your heart. Enjoy a tub of popcorn together. Savor the moments.


 

“Ever-Flowing Streams” Wins Indie Spiritual Book Award

Tapping400I am happy to announce Ever-Flowing Streams: Tapping into Healing Energy won the Energy Medicine Category of the 2014 The Indie Spiritual Book Awards (TISBA).

You can read more about the program at http://theindiespiritualbookawards.com/index.php/why

See all the WINNERS

TISBA category_winner_sm (1)While it’s great to build credibility through awards, it is the personal feedback of readers that is the most important reason to write a book like Ever-Flowing Streams. Here is a customer review that makes the time and effort of writing worthwhile:

From “LeoGoddess” (Southern California):

I was absolutely engaged, from the first page to the last. I could not put the book down. This isn’t just a memoir, or a book about healing. It is one woman’s spiritual journey at discovering her own healing power through Christ. She explains how it is available for all of us to tap in to. I appreciate her down to Earth approach and how she shares her doubts and thinks at times she might be “crazy”, yet she lets her heart guide her to amazing enlightenment. The book has the meat and potatoes of science and references to other scientific books if you care to research, sprinkled with the seasoning of personal life stories. It is an enjoyable, yet informative read. Personally, I felt like she was giving words and explanations to beliefs I already held to be true but could not explain. Each chapter was a beautiful revelation, such as the fact that at our DNA level we are luminary beings as we are made of bio-photons which actually emit light energy. I felt safe in the knowledge that she is just a girl from California, seasoned in the Southern Midwest who has a Christian background. My fear of tapping into things that weren’t of God have always held me back. Without being preachy, the author gives honor to God and Jesus for her gift of healing power. I am thankful that she answered the call and had the courage to share this with us all.

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The Final Fourth of July

Jul4I was ten years old the first time I celebrated the Fourth of July in my California home. With a backyard pool and neighborhood fireworks permitted, our house became the Fourth Party Place for half a century. Once upon a time, I was the kid jumping in the deep end, swimming to grandmothers, aunts, and uncles. Years later, my mother taught my children how to swim in the shallow end. This year, I was the “Nina” catching children  and going round in circles (“motor boat, motor boat go so fast.”)

This Fourth was busy, noisy, and merry. But, most days it’s gotten very quiet. Too quiet. The aunts and uncles are gone. Mom, Dad, the grandparents–all swimming in that great pool in the sky. My own grand kids live thousands of miles away. Going to Nina’s house isn’t exactly over the river and through the woods. It requires stop overs and lots of  travel money.

JulyEarlier this year I came to the decision it was time to give up the family homestead and move on. It’s one more adjustment to being part of The Widow’s Club. So I’m packing up, selling off, and hoping for great adventures ahead. First stop will be St. Louis and settling into a space at Daughter #1’s house. Come the height of winter, you’ll probably be able to find me in Hawaii with Daughter #2. Sounds pretty sweet, doesn’t it?

Reiki healing energy travels well. I’m sure clients will be led to my door wherever I go. Maybe I’ll even start a new book or two.

I am blessed to have friends in so many places–from sea to shining sea. I look forward to visiting many of you–and making new friends along the way.

Blessings to all–

Dana Taylor

The New “F” Word

You’re driving down the 405 freeway (or whatever insane highway is near your house) and a sleek, black BMW with tinted windows zooms in behind you, rides your bumper, finds an opening to dart around you, jumps in front of you, and finally zig-zags away like the proverbial bat out of hell. Your conditioned reaction might be the traditional one-finger salute and a resounding F-bomb from your lips bouncing off the dash of your car.

Road rage is only one symptom of a world that runs on the “F-You” philosophy of anger and revenge.  (Like George Carlin, I’ve always found it strange that the true meaning of the F-word is an act that should be equated with bliss, union, and love. It just shows how much we have fallen from grace when the sexual act becomes synonymous with violence, rape, and degradation.) Many religions, cults, and special interest groups draw people by feeding on feelings of fear and revenge. They create gods in their image that must exact vengeance. How many holy wars have we got going right now? How many states are implementing crazy stand-your-ground gun laws? The world appears to be one big F-YOU extravaganza.

forgiveMay I suggest a new F-word? How about FORGIVENESS? The idea isn’t new. Jesus of Nazareth proclaimed the revolutionary idea over 2,000 years ago in the Middle East. Give up “an eye for an eye” and embrace “forgive seventy times seven.”   Today California is in anguish over the vengeful attack of a disturbed young man who fed on misogynistic websites until he drove into the night on a murdering rampage. He was a product of our revenge mentality.

Forgiveness isn’t for sissies. It goes against the grain, against the indoctrination of thousands of years from religious leaders, politicians, and Mom and Dad. We glorify vengeance movies. From John Wayne to Marvel Super Heroes, we exalt the good guy who blows away the bad guy. And so the cycle continues.

But, a few have found the power of Forgiveness and changed their world. The violence of Belfast came to an end when two determined women, Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan,  led peace marches in their war-torn country. They won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976.

Leymah GboweeDecades later, on another continent, another mother became fed up with the cycle of violence inflicted on her country. Leymeh Gbowee of Liberia had a vision of peace and forgiveness. Women surged forward and began a new philosophy for living. Watch the excellent Pray the Devil Back to Hell documentary about the amazing courage and unity of the Liberian women. Ms. Gbowee  won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her role in ending the Liberian civil wars.

On an individual level, unforgiveness destroys personal relationships, good health, and inner peace. How many people have you known who nurse grudges and become mean, sad people? Forgiveness is the path to personal peace. Of course, the first person to forgive is YOURSELF. My work as a Reiki healer has shown me how often guilt is an underlying factor in illness. Guilt and unforgiveness make people sick.

The path to forgiveness may be difficult to find. While Christ proclaimed it, many churches don’t seem to understand or embrace it. A Course in Miracles is built on it, but it’s one thing to decide intellectually to forgive and another to emotionally do it. We humans feel entitled to our “righteous indignation.” The first step is the desire to forgive; the next is an honest request to the Divine to show you the way. The answer will be revealed. Seek and ye shall find; knock and the door will be opened is still sound advice.

forgaveYou’ve heard it said, Laughter is the best medicine, but as a healer, I’m more inclined to believe Forgiveness is the best medicine.

The next time you feel a bout of road rage coming on, try this: instead of a crude gesture and the F-bomb, give a little wave and say “Forgive you!” I’ll bet your day goes much better.

Oh, if only the world could adopt a new F-Word–Forgive.

Blessings to you–

Dana Taylor

 

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Tapping400 Read more about the power of forgiveness and energy healing in Ever-Flowing Streams: Tapping into Healing Energy