Posts Tagged ‘Past Lives and Health’

Interview with Inelia Benz

I forget which Facebook friend sent me this video way back in June, but I finally got a chance to watch it today. Perfect timing, as always. I’ve been having soooo many Avalon coincidences lately — enough that I finally picked up The Mists of Avalon, a nearly 900 page novel, which has been sitting on my shelf since September. For those who don’t know, The Mists of Avalon tells the Arthurian Legends from the perspective of the women, especially “Morgaine of the Fairies.”

Most people who know me and/or follow this blog, know that I rather enjoy the faeries. A Druid who follows the Runa Faery Tradition helped me unravel enough mysteries to launch myself out of a particularly binding timeline, and I have been a fan of Runes, Faery Rules and alternate timelines ever since. With the frequency of Synchronicity as a force in my life, I have always remained quite conscious of time, timing and the potential to change a lifetime through a moment. I’ve shared these insights with some clients who had interest, but recently the concept has been nagging at me to write about.

Quite synchronously, while reading The Mists of Avalon and pondering all the Avalon references of late, I saw an AVALON license plate, which led me to look up “Project Avalon” on Google. I landed on their site, only to find the following video I had meant to watch this summer. It turns out the video covers so many of the things most on my mind and heart to share right now: alternate timelines, choosing and empowering a more positive personal timeline, how the individual affects the collective, raising the vibration of this planet, as well as the discernment between spiritual gifts sought for themselves rather than as a means of raising the overall vibration and healing the planet.

I will write about these topics in more detail another time, but I encourage everyone to watch the full video. The last 16 minutes really discuss the alternate collective timelines; however, Inelia is just a delight throughout. It’s so refreshing to hear and see someone so clear and non-ego-oriented sharing her light and experiences with the world. She says she has never had a previous lifetime on Earth, and in doing a quick intuitive read on her energy, I have to say, I believe her. I’ve had many of the same sorts of healing encounters in my life, especially while recovering from my brain injury. I would get instructions to walk somewhere or sit somewhere, and something would always happen. Ditto regarding some of the behind the scenes work I’ve been asked to do. The sharing of others’ dreams and synchronicities as validation has also happened to me and many of my friends and clients. I can’t say that I’ve had zero past lives here, though. 🙂

In any case, I’m sharing a bit of my own resonance with her as support of what she shares here. I know some of her story sounds kind of “out there,” especially how she discusses parallel realities and points in time. It’s quite difficult to explain, and most people don’t understand me when I start referencing the options. I really appreciate how Inelia introduces the topic and then weaves elaboration throughout her talk. She is a bright spirit and a joy to have on this planet right now. I hope you can make time for the full hour and 43 minutes. For more from Inelia, you can check out her website here.

I love people who empower others to awaken and empower themselves and others. We live in a vibrational universe, and ripples create powerful, amplifying effects. Namaste!

Synchronicity Update: I just realized that I’ve linked to an Inelia article before. I hadn’t realized that she runs Ascension101. Highly recommended! What a small, interconnected, infinite world. 🙂

Medical Intuitive Diagnosis

Ahhhh, the elusive Diagnosis! That tricky non-entity that drives so many sincere seekers my way. It’s ironic, because from a medical standpoint, I am not legally allowed to provide a diagnosis or “prescribe” treatment. All I can do is read people’s energy, note “dark” or “red” spots, static, blockages, and other aberrations, and share whatever else floats into my brain — be that past lives, herbs for people to investigate, the name of a treatment provider, questions, words or phrases. Sometimes I “see movies” or feel pain; sometimes a map lights up; other times an ignored but crying for attention life path reveals itself. A Medical Intuitive Diagnosis is not the same as a Medical Diagnosis! Not by a long shot. But sometimes, that’s a very good thing indeed.

Traditional Diagnosis Dynamics

As a survivor of a Traumatic Brain Injury and the former spouse of someone with Advanced and Chronic Lyme Disease, I understand the frustration of treatment providers not knowing what to do with you. After awhile, you just get tired of shelling out lots of time, money and emotional investment only to hear yet another professional declare that you are either a) perfectly fine; b) a medical mystery; or c) unresponsive to traditional treatment. Somewhere along the way, others begin to wonder, too: “is it really possible for you to stay this ill or injured without a diagnosis?” “Maybe it really is all in your head.”

In addition to the frustration and resulting self-doubt, this state of affairs begins an unfortunate cycle of focusing all attention on “proving” the problem. Without a diagnosis (a.k.a. “acknowledgment”), the burden of proof rests on you. Suddenly, in addition to symptoms, you’re battling skeptics and possibly fighting for disability payments or insurance claims. Instead of healing, you find yourself focusing on how bad you feel, analyzing each pain or malfunction, scouring for answers, trying to explain yourself until someone, anyone “gets it.”

I call this an unfortunate cycle, because this dynamic actually promotes worse symptoms. Law of Attraction states that whatever you focus upon increases. If you focus on healing and nurturing yourself, you will begin to attract more healing and nurturing experiences. If you focus instead on proving how injured or ill you are, then you will get more of the same. This is a tough one to swallow, and I understand that, having gone through both a Worker’s Compensation battle and a personal injury lawsuit after my 1998 car accident. I understand the fear of not having the necessary funds to heal and the anger that arises when no one seems to recognize your struggles. I often need to pause severely ill or injured clients and say something like this:

“I have scanned your energy, and I see clearly that you are not making this up. I recognize something amiss in your energy field, and I have no doubt that what you’re sharing with me is true. Forgive me for interupting, but this is your time, and I want to give you the most I can during our time together. Before we go further, I need to ask you which is more important to you: getting well or having everyone around you acknowledge how ill or injured you are? Because right now you’re splitting your energies, and that slows down your healing. In some cases, it may even prevent your healing.”

Many times, just having one person (in this case me), recognize and acknowledge the struggle allows people to shift gears. I do not give Medical Diagnoses, but I have no reason to doubt what someone shares as their experience. In my work, the physical manifestations matter less than the underlying energetics and chosen focus. Bodies are designed to heal themselves; health is our natural state. I view my job as helping people to get out of their own way. Once someone can release the need to hammer away at the negativity they feel, they can begin to examine those core emotional, spiritual, soul, or mental issues appearing in the body.

I always say, “Your body never betrays you. Your body and soul are lovers, and your body has completely devoted itself to your soul’s greatest growth and pleasure. Your body loves your soul so much that it will sacrifice anything, even its very life, in order to bring you a message from your soul’s deepest desires. Let’s take a moment to thank your body for its devotion. Once you accept the message, your body can begin to release the symptoms because it will not need to carry them in order to get your attention.” A Medical Intuitive Diagnosis decodes the message(s) from soul to body into language your conscious mind can understand and begin to address.

But I Already Have a Diagnosis!

Well, this certainly relieves much of the frustration above. It does, however, occasionally bring its own difficulties. It all depends on what you choose to do with your diagnosis. Some people adorn themselves with this new label and filter all experience and opportunity through that pathology. Used as a springboard to effective treatement, diagnosis offers hope. When used as a permanent excuse for every negative or uncomfortable thing in life, diagnosis loses much of its healing value. Once diagnosis becomes “identity,” it becomes very difficult to shake. People who have spent many months or years with a diagnosis often need to forge new identities for themselves before they can truly recover. Change can be scary — even good change — and I find that many clients appreciate clear instructions on how to get back in touch with themselves. Who are they underneath all the symptoms, diagnoses, pain and disability?

Finding Joy

Given the beautiful, and sometimes tricky relationship between body and soul, simple steps work best, especially in the beginning. One of the best things anyone can do, ill or not, is start making note of whatever brings joy. Start a gratitude journal, giving thanks for what you have, but also allow yourself to be bold in noticing other things that light your happy fire. What gets you super-excited? What childhood dreams have slept dormant for decades? What kind of food do you love? What’s your favorite color? Your favorite smells? Do you long for romance? Travel? Children? Freedom? A cozy home life?

Start making note of what you love. Your soul will thank you. In some cases, this shift in focus and an eventual commitment to a more soulful life may catalyze spontaneous healing. In other cases, you may need more clarity on subconscious blocks like past life issues. Feel free to contact me if you suspect something more is going on. In any case, know this: your health issues have notified you of some wonderful opportunities to enjoy life from a more abundant, loving, peaceful and satisfying perspective. You are loved. So very loved. And you are free. You hold all the keys!

Many Blessings!