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TECNICA DI GUARIGIONE KAHI KAHI Passiamo ora ad illustrare una tecnica di guarigione chiamata KAHI.

Kahi, portando l energia nel punto dello stress, tende a sciogliere i blocchi ener getici, a rilassare le tensioni muscolari e a ripristinare le condizioni armonic he del corpo. A seconda del sintomo pu essere eseguita mettendo le mani a breve distanza dal co rpo del soggetto, oppure a diretto contatto. Non cercate di usare l energia personale, non state facendo pranoterapia. Secondo il 3 principio della Filosofia Huna, l energia universale agisce in base al pensier o e viene attirata dalla concentrazione mentale in un determinato punto. Tutto q uello che dovete fare

concentrarvi sui punti del corpo sotto indicati, tenendoci sopra le mani. Ricord ate che in Kahi pi importante quello che fate con la mente, di quello che fate co n le mani. Secondo la medicina tradizionale hawaiana, sparsi lungo il corpo, si trovano dei punti di concentrazione dell energia, che concettualmente corrispondon o ai Chakra dello Yoga. Questi punti si chiamano centri di potere . I centri di pot ere sono 14 e precisamente: 1 - La sommit della testa (corona) 2 - Il centro del petto (timo) 3 - L ombelico 4 - L osso pubico 5/6 - I palmi delle mani 7/8 - Le piante dei piedi 9/10 - La giuntura delle spalle 11/12 - La giuntura delle anche 13 - La settima vertebra cervicale (l osso sporgente alla base del collo) 14 - Il coccige La tecnica si esegue mettendo le dita o il palmo di una mano su un centro di pot ere, e le dita o il palmo dell altra mano sul punto da curare. Mantenendo questa p osizione, iniziate a respirare lentamente e profondamente, concentrandovi sulla mano a contatto col centro di potere, mentre inspirate e sulla mano a contatto c on il punto malato, mentre espirate. Ripetete per 7 / 8 respirazioni. Non pensate di dover trasferire l energia attraverso il respiro, questo serve solo ad aumentare la concentrazione, e neanche attraverso le mani, che servono solo a mantenere l attenzione sui punti interessati. Spostare continuamente la concentrazione da una mano all altra, attira energia nel corpo e si viene a creare un flusso che scorre dal centro di potere alla zona b loccata. Se pu aiutarvi immaginate un arcobaleno che collega le due mani. Nello scegliere il centro di potere che volete usare, cercate quello pi lontano d alla zona malata, ma che sia anche facile da raggiungere. Questo perch pi i due punti sono lontani, pi si estende la zona del corpo attravers ata dall energia e il processo acquista efficacia; a patto per di essere in una pos izione comoda, altrimenti la difficolt di esecuzione pu pregiudicare la concentraz ione. Non tentate di influenzare il risultato della guarigione con la volont e con la v ostra energia, se non volete sentirvi stanchi o raccogliere la malattia che stat e curando. Usate la vostra mente unicamente per mantenere la concentrazione: l ene rgia sa benissimo dove andare e il corpo del paziente sa benissimo come autoripa rarsi. Il vostro impegno consiste solo nel concentrarvi al meglio e avere fiducia nella guarigione. Poich in base al 2 principio della Filosofia Huna tutto energeticamen te collegato, ogni volta che lavorate per guarire un altro ricevete anche voi en ergia positiva. Dopo aver respirato per 7 / 8 volte chiedete al paziente come sta. Se sta meglio il processo di guarigione stato avviato e potete smettere. Altrimenti continuat e per qualche altro ciclo di respirazione. In caso ce ne fosse bisogno, la terap

ia pu essere ripresa ancora nei giorni seguenti. A volte, dopo il trattamento, il dolore pu apparentemente spostarsi in un altro p unto. Questo segnala l affiorare di una pi profonda stratificazione del blocco ener getico, che potuta emergere grazie alla rimozione di quella pi esterna. In questo caso ripetete la tecnica sul nuovo punto dolorante. Se il sintomo dovesse persistere, anche dopo vari giorni di trattamento, probabi lmente lo stress dovuto a paura o rabbia. Inoltre a volte la guarigione ha un effetto solo temporaneo e dopo un po il sinto mo torna a manifestarsi. In tutti questi casi il solo aumento dell energia non completamente risolutivo e s ar necessario lavorare anche con le tecniche di rielaborazione dei contenuti inco nsci, che

innescano quei particolari sintomi. Vi rimando alle tecniche di elaborazione del sogno e del Viaggio Sciamanico. Kahi pu essere fatto su s stessi e sugli altri. KAHI A DISTANZA

Kahi pu essere fatto anche a distanza, poich come abbiamo detto, non indispensabil e usare le mani, l unica cosa che conta la concentrazione. La dimensione mentale non limitata dallo spazio e dal tempo, basta pensare a qua lcosa o qualcuno e il contatto stabilito, inoltre l energia presente in qualsiasi punto del cosmo e pu essere indirizzata in tempo reale verso qualunque obiettivo abbiate scelto. Quindi potete fare Kahi immaginando le vostre mani sul corpo di un altra persona, mentre eseguite effettivamente la respirazione. Questo particolarmente utile quando il soggetto lontano, ma pu essere fatto anche per voi e per gli altri, tutte le volte che dovete trattare una zona irraggiung ibile, ad es. volete curare la vostra schiena, oppure quando il contatto controi ndicato, ad es. per curare una ferita. Quando inviate energia a distanza a qualcuno che non al corrente del vostro inte rvento, scegliete un orario serale o notturno in cui presumete che il soggetto s ia in casa o a riposo. Il sopraggiungere del flusso energetico maggiormente frui to se si rilassati, inoltre il rilassamento indotto dall energia potrebbe risultar e controproducente mentre si sta svolgendo un compito che richiede attenzione, c ome ad es. guidare una macchina.

******************************************************************************* dal sito: http://www.huna.org/html/techtouchups.html Technique Touch-ups by Serge Kahili King I have been publishing books since 1974 and most of them contain a lot of techni ques for healing and personal development. Sometimes, over time, variations on c ertain techniques are developed, perhaps to make them easier to do, or perhaps t o extend their use into different areas. In this article I am going to update th ree well-known and well-used techniques with variations that are not found in my books. Kahi, from Urban Shaman

In this book I introduced the technique I called "Kahi," which consists of holdi ng the fingertips on two points while breathing and keeping the focus on both po ints at the same time. It's actually part of a more extensive technique called " Kahi Loa" that I describe in my book, Instant Healing. Kahi Loa is a type of ski n massage composed of seven different movements related to Fire, Water, Wind, St one, Plants, Animals, and Humans. The Kahi that I wrote about in Urban Shaman is actually"Stone Kahi" in the large r system. It is the only "movement" that uses dual focus. Others incorporate a t ype of focused breathing called "pikopiko," which involves inhaling with attenti on on one point and shifting attention to another point as you exhale. While a lot of people like the dual focus, a lot of people also find it very dif ficult, so in workshops and classes I began teaching pikopiko for Stone Kahi ins tead of dual focus. Regardless of which one you may have learned and like, both forms are equally effective. The Dynamind Technique, from Help Yourself With Dynamind and Healing For The Mil lions. For greatest effectiveness, Dynamind (DMT) combines awareness of a physical sens ation with a set of words, a set of touches, and pikopiko breathing. While using words alone will sometimes produce a physical change, this only happens when th e words themselves evoke a change in sensation. Even after learning DMT a surpri sing number of people try to use words without any reference to a physical sensa tion, and wonder why it doesn't work so well. This is a reminder to include a re ference to a physical sensation whenever possible, and if it is not possible, to try either a symbol for the problem or try a different technique. A surprisingly effective variation that I have taught successfully on a number o f occasions is the use of DMT for the problem of "possession." When a person has certain physical problems or sensations that her or she define s as being caused by a non-physical entity, DMT may be able to help. Here is the process that I have used to very good effect in a very short time: 1. Start with the Gesture as usual. 2. Make a Statement similar to the following: "The Entity is causing (name the s ensation) in my (name the location), and that can change. I want that (sensation ) to disappear, I want the Entity to go away." 3. Tap and Breathe as usual. 4. Repeat as long as you are getting any degree of relief, or more sensations in different places that repetition provides relief for. 5. Continue with changes until all signs of the Entity are gone. The Inner Garden, from Imagineering For Health, Mastering Your Hidden Self and U rban Shaman. Also called "The Garden Tiki," this technique is familiar to most of my students , some of whom are also familiar with the following variation that is not in my books. The Garden is usually taught as a symbolic inner space where you can work on you r personal problems, discover things about yourself, be creative, invite the spi rits of guests, and use as a base for deeper inner adventures. Not in the books, however, is the possibility of going into someone else's Garden and help solve problems for them. Now before you start worrying about invasion of privacy and manipulation, it is very important to understand that you cannot really go into someone else's Inner Garden. What you can do, though, is enter your version of someone else's Garden . In other words, after you have entered your own Garden, you make the decision to find a path to someone else's Garden. Then your own imagination, subconscious

, and Higher Self combine to create a facsimile of that person's Garden, built f rom whatever you know or think about that person. The focus on the person create s a telepathic connection. When you are in your version of that Garden and ask for a symbol of that person' s problem and heal it, this information goes out over the connection and is rece ived as a suggestion that the person may accept or reject. The more the person r eally wants a positive change, naturally, the more likely he or she is to accept the information and use it in his or her own way. You can always help, but neve r control. ***************************************************************************** dal sito: http://www.alohainternational.org/html/dmteng.html file pdf: http://www.alohainternational.org/html/dynamind.pdf THE DYNAMIND TECHNIQUE copyright by Serge King 2003 For Free Distribution Only Permission is hereby granted by the author to make unlimited electronic or print copies of this document for free distribution, providing that no changes are ma de without the express approval of the author. For more information go to The Al oha Project, or contact Aloha International, PO Box 426, Volcano HI 96785, tel: 808-645-7007, huna@huna.org. Help Yourself With Dynamind, by Serge Kahili King - English Version Basic Format 1. Choose a physical, emotional, or mental problem to work on. 2. Bring both hands together with your fingertips touching. 3. Make the following statement, aloud or silently: "I have a problem, and that can change; I want that problem to go away." 4. With two or three fingers tap these points 7 times each: the center of your c hest; the outer area between the thumb and index finger of both hands; the bone at the base of your neck. 5. Inhale with your attention focused on the top of your head; exhale with your attention on your toes. 6. Symptoms may change in intensity, location, or type. Repeat the above steps f or continued benefit. WHAT IS IT? The Dynamind Technique, or DMT, is a safe, easy, fast, and effective method of h ealing based on a special blend of words, touch, breath and, sometimes, imagery. It has been designed so that most people can use it themselves to help relieve most conditions most of the time in less than an hour. It can also be used in co mbination with other treatments to help all people with all conditions in varied times. All healing comes from within. DMT by itself does not heal anything, but it help s prepare the mind and the body so that healing may happen more easily. It has p roven effective as an aid to healing a wide variety of physical, emotional and m ental conditions, and it is being tested with more and more conditions every day by an international team of practitioners. DMT can be used alone, or it can be combined with any other conventional, altern ative, or complementary healing method. It can be used by children as well as ad ults, and has been used successfully in the healing of animals as well.

The Dynamind Technique is simple to learn and use. You will not need to accept a ny system of beliefs or philosophy for it to work and, in fact, it will even wor k if you don't believe in it. However, an actively negative attitude will dimini sh its effects. You may use it for yourself and share it with family and friends and those in need. HOW DOES IT WORK? The effectiveness of the Dynamind Technique is based on a theory that all physic al, emotional and mental problems are related to excessive tension in the body. The theory proposes that tension accumulates in layers, with focal points that p roduce specific symptoms. Healing takes place when tension layers are relaxed. According to this same theory, when the body is in a state of dynamic tension a wave-like cycle of tension and relaxation - the body immediately and automatic ally goes into a healing mode whenever unusual stress is encountered. As long as the dynamic state is maintained, healing is very rapid. During this same state the mind also recovers quickly from stress and, emotional upsets are temporary a nd moderate. If the body enters a state of static tension - a wall-building cycle of increasi ng resistance - then the healing response is inhibited, allowing disease and dys function, confusion and negative thinking, or anger and fear to flourish. Any me thod that helps the body to move from a state of static tension to a dynamic one will release or stimulate the natural healing response of the body. You do not have to accept the theory in order to use Dynamind effectively. WHY DOES IT WORK? Each segment of the Dynamind Technique is a separate healing technique itself. W hile the specific source for these techniques happens to be ancient Hawaiian tra dition, similar techniques are found in many other parts of the world. It is the combined and cumulative effect of these techniques together that produces the a mazingly rapid results of DMT. The Hand Position The Dynamind Technique begins with bringing both hands together with only finger tips touching, as if holding a globe. This is a position used in some kinds of m editation to help induce relaxation. It also has the benefit of serving as a sub conscious signal that a healing process is about to begin.In practice, the Hand Position is maintained throughout the process except during the touching segment . The Statement The Basic Dynamind Statement, composed of three parts, is neither an affirmation nor a request. It is, instead, an acknowledgement of the problem, a declaration of expectation, and a specific directive. Let's analyze the Basic Statement in this way: "I have a problem..." This is an acknowledgement that the problem exists.It work s best if the problem is clearly defined in terms of symptom, intensity, sensati on and location. Even simple acknowledgement often initiates a process of relaxa tion. "... and that can change." This is a declaration of expectation that the problem is not permanent and that relief is possible, also a relaxing idea. "I want that problem to go away." This is a directive. Whether you want to think

of it as being directed to the body, the subconscious, the brain, or anything e lse doesn't matter. When you speak such a directive to yourself it begins to tak e effect to some degree. This Basic directive was chosen because it works for mo st people most of the time. Any part of the Statement can be modified to produce a better effect. What follo ws is what helps the effect to be even greater. The Touch Touching the body anywhere stimulates an energetic response that affects the ent ire physical, mental and emotional system. Touching the body in certain places a nd in certain ways can evoke a specific response that is both energizing and rel axing at the same time. Dynamind uses four specific areas of the body for the Touch segment of the techn ique in the following sequence: 1. The Thymus area in the center of the chest. Touching this area in certain way s is known to help relieve anxiety, relax the chest and lung muscles, and stimul ate the immune system. 2. The Hoku points of both hands. Well-known in Chinese acupuncture, these point s are often stimulated for headache relief, and are considered by some to have a revitalizing effect on the whole body. They are located in the area where lines that follow the sides of the thumb and first finger intersect. 3. The 7th cervical vertebra (the bony hump at the top of the spine/base of the neck). Used in Hawaiian bodywork, stimulation of this area is considered to have a revitalizing and relaxing effect on the upper body, spine, and pelvic area. Many other points or areas could have been used, but these have the advantage of covering the front, sides, and back of the body, as well as being convenient to reach. Each of them is highly effective when used alone, and more so when used together. It is only necessary to touch the general area of the points mentioned above in order to get the proper effect. Massage or strong pressure are not req uired. Four methods of touch are generally used in the Dynamind Technique: 1. Light Tapping. 2. Gentle Vibration. 3. Extended Contact (with light pressure). 4. Extended Contact with humming. Each form of touch is maintained for a count of seven, not for any esoteric reas on, but because it is an easy rhythm to remember, and is neither too long nor to o short. The Breath The Dynamind Technique concludes with a special type of breathing called "piko-p iko" in Hawaiian. This type of breathing consists of inhaling with the attention on one point, in this case the top of the head, and exhaling with the attention on a second point, in this case the toes.The concept is that this produces a wa ve of energy between the two points, but in any case the effect is both relaxing and vitalizing. The Round Each sequence of Statement, Touch and Breath is called a "Round." After each rou nd you check the status of the symptom and either stop the process, repeat the p rocess, or change the process (usually by changing the Statement) if the nature or location of the symptom has changed. Imagery Symbolic imagination may be added to the Dynamind Technique with very good resul ts. The process simply consists of translating the symptom into a symbol in the

mind. When this is done it is called a "symbolic key" or "symkey" and is usually intended to open an "emotional lock," or "emlock" which occurs when emotional r esistance inhibits the healing process and words are not effective. When a symbo lic key is used it is inserted after the Statement and before the Touch. For many people, simply imagining what the symptom feels like will produce a sym bol that can be worked with. For example: "It feels like a knife;" "It feels lik e I'm drowning;" It feels like someone is choking me;" etc. The way to work with the symbol is to change a negative symbol into a positive o ne with the imagination. Using the above examples, one could imagine pulling the knife out and throwing it away; being saved by a lifeguard; or the choking hand s letting go and disappearing. The idea is to change the symbol in some way so that the experience of the sympt om is also changed and the condition feels better than it was. Experience has sh own that repetition of the change three times in a row is often more beneficial. For those who find it difficult to come up with a symbol, it is possible to crea te a symbol by asking a series of questions: "If this symptom had a shape, what would it be?" "If this symptom had a color, w hat would it be?" "If this symptom had a weight, what would it be?" The next step would be to have an imagined friend, angel, or other helper reach into the body and remove this symbol with its specific shape, color and weight. It helps to describe this as it is happening. Again, a three-time repetition has been found to improve the effect. VARIATIONS Possible variations of the Statements used in the Dynamind Technique are endless , but the following ideas have been tried and tested with very good results. In all cases the Statements are followed by the Touch and the Breath. Feeling Statements The more specific these are the better. Examples: "I feel pain in the third joint of my little finger..." "I feel fear/anxiety in my chest..." "I feel anger in my stomach..." "I feel an urge to eat when I watch television..." In this case the directive becomes: "I want that feeling to go away." Thinking Statements These are useful for dealing with issues related to the past or the future. Exam ples: "When I think of what happened..." "When I think of giving a speech..." Power Statements This refers to Statements that resemble affirmations and which are intended to r einforce or create positive behavior, rather than to resolve a problem. They are most effective after using DMT to resolve any related physical, mental or emoti onal issues. Examples: "I have the power to speak in front of people without getting nervous, yes I do. Make it happen, make it so!" "My body knows how to get rid of my excess fat, yes it does, and my body is star ting to do that now!" The Dynamind Toner

This is useful for general tension relief in the morning, evening, or when neede d. Use the Hand Position to begin and follow each Statement with the Touch and the Breath. "There may be fear, anxiety, worry or doubt in my body and my mind, and that can change. I want all those problems to go away." "There may be anger, resentment, unhappiness or guilt in my body and my mind, an d that can change. I want all those problems to go away." "There is love and peace, harmony and happiness somewhere in my body and my mind , and that is good. I want those feelings to grow and spread." "There is power and strength, health and vitality somewhere in my body and my mi nd, and that is good. I want those qualities to grow and spread." Feel free to change the wording according to your needs and desires. ANIMALS AND CHILDREN Dynamind can work with animals and with children or with those who cannot do the technique for themselves. Step 1 Establish an emotional rapport with the animal or person to be helped. This can be done with gentle words and petting, stroking, holding, or hugging. Step 2 While maintaining physical contact with the animal or person in a comforting way , make a Statement on behalf of the one being helped. Example: "(Name of animal or person) has a problem and that can change. (Name) wants that problem to go away." Step 3 Touch the animal (assuming a mammal) or the person in a preferred way on the che st, on each shoulder joint, and on the back of the neck. If it is too inconvenie nt to touch the back of the neck, touch the chest again. Step 4 Do the Breath with one hand contacting the top of the animal or person's head on the inhale, and the base of the spine (or hip joint) on the exhale. TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS 1. Use an "Intensity Scale." Pick a number to represent the intensity of the pro blem before using DMT, with 0 being no problem and 10 being a severe problem, th en choose a number after each round to monitor progress. 2. Whenever possible use specific sensations or feelings in describing the probl em, not abstract labels. "I have a cold" is abstract; "I have a stuffy nose" is specific. "I am angry" is okay. "I feel anger in my solar plexus" is better. 3. If a pain or other symptom changes location after one or more rounds of DMT, assume that the new location represents a different symptom on a different tensi on layer, whether the symptom is of the same type as at first or not. For exampl e, a DMT session might start with a pain in the chest on the first round, and ch ange to a pain in the shoulder or trembling in the legs on the next round. 4. If a physical symptom does not change at all after three rounds of DMT, assum e that a suppressed emotion is involved, whether there is awareness of such an e motion or not. In general, assume anger or fear by trial and error. Use Statemen ts like "There may be anger in my shoulder," or "My eyes may be afraid of someth ing." 5. When DMT doesn't work at all, use something else, or combine DMT with another approach. Uses For The Dynamind Technique Here is a partial list of the ways in which Dynamind has been used successfully:

Relief of Physical Pain and Aches Back (upper, middle, lower) Shoulders Joints Muscles (including myalgia) Headaches and migraines Neck pain and stiffness Eye soreness Teeth, gums and jaws Bones Skin Heart Tendons Uterine, vaginal and cervical Generalized pain Relief of Other Physical Conditions Numbness and tingling Arthritis (pain, swelling, stiffness) Cancer (relief of pain, nausea from treatment, related emotional issues) Stiffness (joint and muscle) Skin conditions (Dermatitis, Eczema, Hives, Swelling, Itching) Allergy symptoms Nausea (including seasickness) Weight management (controlling urges) Tinnitus Ear pressure Diabetic shakiness Cold, sinus and flu symptoms Shortness of breath Fatigue and exhaustion Weakness Dizziness and Vertigo Excess energy and nervousness Excessive heat or burning sensations Menopause symptoms (including hot flashes) Insomnia Vision Improvement (Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, Distortion) General physical stress and tension Emotional Pain and Feelings Anxiety (specific and generalized) Anger and resentment Guilt and grief Unhappiness Depression Loss Abandonment Betrayal Sadness Abuse General emotional stress and tension Mental Pain and Issues Doubt Confusion Indecision Conflict Worry Self Worth and Self Esteem Criticism and negative thoughts Nightmares Autism

General mental stress and tension Habits Nail-biting Smoking Bed-wetting Alcohol intake (urge control) ******************************************************************************** ********* Per aumentare l'energia: http://www.alohainternational.org/html/aspirit1.html THE ALOHA SPIRIT a.k.a. "The Little Pink Booklet of Aloha" copyright by Serge King 2003 For Free Distribution Only Permission is hereby granted by the author to make unlimited electronic or print copies of this document for free distribution, providing that no changes are ma de without the express approval of the author. For more information go to The Al oha Project, or contact Aloha International, PO Box 426, Volcano HI 96785, huna@ huna.org. THE ALOHA SPIRIT a.k.a. The Little Pink Booklet of Aloha by Serge Kahili King copyright by Serge King 2003 You may copy, share and post this document as often as you wish on condition tha t it not be sold. For a free copy in booklet form, email your name and postal ad dress to huna@huna.org. The Aloha Spirit is a well known reference to the attitude of friendly acceptanc e for which the Hawaiian Islands are so famous. However, it also refers to a pow erful way to resolve any problem, accomplish any goal, and to achieve any state of mind or body that you desire. In the Hawaiian language, aloha stands for much more than just "hello" or "goodb ye" or "love." Its deeper meaning is "the joyful (oha) sharing (alo) of life ene rgy (ha) in the present (alo)." As you share this energy you become attuned to the Universal Power that the Hawa iians call mana. And the loving use of this incredible Power is the secret for a ttaining true health, happiness, prosperity and success. The way to tune into this Power and have it work for you is so simple that you m ight be tempted to pass it off as being too easy to be true. Please don't let yo urself be fooled by appearances. Take the time to try it out. This is the most powerful technique in the world, and although it is extremely s imple it may not prove easy, because you must remember to do it and you have to do it a lot. It is a secret which has been given to humanity over and over again , and here it is once more in another form. The secret is this: Bless everyone and everything that represents what you want! That's all there is to it. Anything that simple, however, does need some explana tion.

To bless something means to give recognition or emphasis to a positive quality, characteristic or condition, with the intent that what is recognized or emphasiz ed will increase, endure or come into being. Blessing is effective in changing your life or getting what you want for three r easons: First of all, the positive focus of your mind stirs up the positive, cre ative force of the Power of the Universe. Secondly, it moves your own energy out ward, allowing more of the Power to come through you. Thirdly, when you bless fo r the benefit of others instead of directly for yourself, you tend to bypass any subconscious fears about what you want for yourself, and also the very focus on the blessing acts to increase the same good in your life. What is so beautiful about this process is that the blessing you do for others helps them as well as you. Blessing may be done with imagery or touch, but the most usual and easy way to d o it is with words. The main kinds of verbal blessing are: Admiration - This is the giving of compliments or praise to something good that you notice. E.g., "What a beautiful sunset; I like that flower; you're such a wo nderful person." Affirmation - This is a specific statement of blessing for increase or endurance . E.g., "I bless the beauty of this tree; blessed be the health of your body." Appreciation - This is an expression of gratitude that something good exists or has happened. E.g., "Thank you for helping me; I give thanks to the rain for nou rishing the land." Anticipation - This is blessing for the future. E.g., "We're going to have a gre at picnic; I bless your increased income; Thank you for my perfect mate; I wish you a happy journey; May the wind be always at your back." In order to gain the most benefit from blessing, you will have to give up or cut way down on the one thing that negates it: cursing. This doesn't mean swearing or saying "bad" words. It refers to the opposite of blessing, namely criticizing instead of admiring; doubting instead of affirming; blaming instead of apprecia ting; and worrying instead of anticipating with trust. Whenever any of these are done they tend to cancel out some of the effects of blessing. So the more you c urse the harder it will be and the longer it will take to get the good from a bl essing. On the other hand, the more you bless the less harm any cursing will do. Here, then, are some ideas for blessing various needs and desires. Apply them as often as you like, as much as you want. Health - Bless healthy people, animals, and even plants; everything which is wel l made or well constructed; and everything that expresses abundant energy. Happiness - Bless all that is good, or the good that is in all people and all th ings; all the signs of happiness that you see, hear or feel in people or animals ; and all potentials for happiness that you notice around you. Prosperity - Bless all the signs of prosperity in your environment, including ev erything that money helped to make or do; all the money that you have in any for m; and all the money that circulates in the world. Success - Bless all signs of achievement and completion (such as buildings, brid ges, and sports events); all arrivals at destinations (of ships, planes, trains, cars and people); all signs of forward movement or persistence; and all signs o f enjoyment or fun.

Confidence - Bless all signs of confidence in people and animals; all signs of s trength in people, animals and objects (including steel and concrete); all signs of stability (like mountains and tall trees); and all signs of purposeful power (including big machines, power lines). Love and Friendship - Bless all signs of caring and nurturing, compassion and su pport; all harmonious relationships in nature and architecture; everything that is connected to or gently touching something else; all signs of cooperation, as in games or work; and all signs of laughter and fun. Inner Peace - Bless all signs of quietness, calmness, tranquility, and serenity (such as quiet water or still air); all distant views (horizons, stars, the moon ); all signs of beauty of sight, sound or touch; clear colors and shapes; the de tails of natural or made objects. Spiritual Growth - Bless all signs of growth, development and change in Nature; the transitions of dawn and twilight; the movement of sun, moon, planets and sta rs; the flight of birds in the sky; and the movement of wind and sea. The previous ideas are for guidance if you are not used to blessing, but don't b e limited by them. Remember that any quality, characteristic or condition can be blessed (e.g., you can bless slender poles and slim animals to encourage weight loss), whether it has existed, presently exists, or exists so far in your imagi nation alone. Personally I have used the power of blessing to heal my body, increase my income , develop many skills, create a deeply loving relationship with my wife and chil dren, and to establish a worldwide network of peacemakers working with the aloha spirit. It's because it has worked so well for me that I want to share it with you. Please share it with as many others as you can. How to Enhance Your Power to Bless There is a technique practiced in Hawaii which enhances your power to bless by i ncreasing your personal energy. It is a simple way of breathing that is also use d for grounding, centering, meditation and healing. It requires no special place or posture, and may be done while moving or still, busy or resting, with eyes o pen or closed. In Hawaiian the technique is called pikopiko because piko means b oth the crown of the head and the navel. The Technique 1. Become aware of your natural breathing (it might change on its own just becau se of your awareness, but that's okay). 2. Locate the crown of your head and your navel by awareness and/or touch. 3. Now, as you inhale put your attention on the crown of your head; and as you e xhale put your attention on your navel. Keep breathing this way for as long as y ou like. 4. When you feel relaxed, centered, and/or energized, begin imagining that you a re surrounded with an invisible cloud of light or an electro-magnetic field, and that your breathing increases the energy of this cloud or field. 5. As you bless, imagine that the object of your blessing is surrounded with som e of the same energy that surrounds you.

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Instant Healing By Serge Kahili King, Ph.D. ISBN 1-58063-159-2 Personal Website: http://www.sergeking.com/ Huna Website: http://www.huna.org/ PART ONE: Preparing the Way for Instant Healing Chapter Three: Imagination, the Mind, and Healing Part One - Chapter Three: Section Excerpt: Mind and Body Together, or not The mind and the body work together all the time. Actually, it would be more acc urate to say that they interact all the time, because some of their behavior cou ld not be called togetherness. In the sections above, I have purposely avoided d iscussion of many interactive areas in order to talk about them here. When the mind thinks a thought, the body responds. Every thought sets off neuroc hemical activity that corresponds to the nature of the thought. Here's a simple experiment: take a moment and imagine you are a beggar in medieval London. You h ave no money, so you dip your bowl in an open sewer and take a drink. Go ahead a nd smell it and taste it. Stop! I don't want you to gag all over the book. You p robably didn't go through with it anyway. But even the thought of doing it would have initiated neurological, chemical, and even muscular activity in your body, even if all you did was set the book down in disgust. If you did go through wit h it, you may have tasted foul stuff in your mouth, experienced your body growin g heavy or contracted, and felt unhappy. Now, imagine yourself as the king or queen of Atlantis, sitting on your throne o f gold and velvet while the ambassador of Lemuria presents you with a box made o f amber and filled with rubies, diamonds, and emeralds. Hold the box and feel th e jewels while all the court applauds your wise diplomacy. Stop when you want to , but don't forget you are reading a book. Whether you were thrilled, amused, or bored with the little story, it will still have induced physical changes in you r body. You may have felt the sensation of the jewels, experienced pleasure, a s ense of lightness and expansion, or other very physical effects. If you imagine you are going to get sick, your body will scour its memory and be gin to produce the physical reactions and substances to generate the appropriate symptoms. And if you imagine yourself getting well, the body will start the hea ling process. If you don't hold your focus for long enough, however, you will on ly get partial effects. The body accepts the mind as an authority, but it also accepts memory, energy, a nd other people, too. I've seen many elderly people who are still slaves to thei r dead parents' wishes, and too many people with such low self-esteem that they don't even dare tell their bodies how to behave. The Emotional Link

The link between the mind and the body is emotion. Emotions are waves of energy that carry messages. When the mind communicates with the body, the latter reacts according to the degree of emotion stimulated by the thought, while it carries elements of the thought along with it, similar to the way radio waves carry info rmation. When the body communicates with the mind, it uses memory to get the sam e effect. Emotions exist only as they are felt. They are not stored, any more than the wav es of the ocean are. When you think a joyful thought or when an experience trigg ers a joyful memory, the body generates a joyful emotion. When you think an anxi ous thought or an experience triggers an anxious memory, the body generates an a nxious emotion. The emotion occurs right there in the moment. When the stimulus of thought or experience is gone, then so is the emotion. Emotions are not store d; emotions are not suppressed; you do not walk around like a warehouse of old e motions; you do not breathe yesterday's air or surf yesterday's wave. Well, if you aren't carrying suppressed emotions, why do emotions based on old e vents break out so strongly in a crisis? The answer has to do with a combination of stimulus response and tension energy. Tension is the body's way of suppressi ng the ideas it learned from the mind that would, if acknowledged, generate an u npleasant emotion. On its own, the body just expresses emotions as they come up, regardless of the consequences. But if the mind creates a belief that certain k inds of emotions are not to be expressed, or certain ideas or memories are not t o be acknowledged because that would be painful or dangerous, the body will supp ress them in the only way it can - by tensing muscles so that they can't move. I f the cells can't move, the memories will not transmit and emotions won't exist. Think of this as setting up a barrier so the waves can't form in the first plac e, or as a mountain that blocks the north wind and leaves the southern ocean nic e and calm. But mountains erode under the pressure of constant wind, and the bod y erodes under the pressure of constant tension. When the stimulus of additional , related ideas or experience becomes so strong that the body cannot produce eno ugh additional tension to suppress a reaction, or when the amount of tension pre sent is so great it cannot be held anymore, the result is an outburst of emotion amplified by the release of tension energy. Emotions are the means by which the mind and body communicate with each other. W hen the mind experiences pleasure or pain, there is an emotional response in the body. When the body experiences pleasure or pain, there is an emotional respons e in the mind. Every thought produces a disturbance or excitement in the body's physiology. Thoughts that don't relate to the important issues of pain or pleasu re cause little disturbance or excitement and little in the way of behavioral ch ange. The dates of the terms of office of U.S. presidents usually go in one ear and out the other unless a test grade is involved, and the moment that the test is over, they usually disappear. Thoughts that relate directly to mental or phys ical pain or pleasure may cause great disturbance or excitement, depending on th e degree of potential pain or pleasure involved. Thoughts of a burglar being in the house or of picking up a grand prize that has been won may cause massive ene rgetic and behavioral changes. Likewise, every physiological change, however stimulated, produces a disturbance or excitement in the mind's thinking process. (Consider what goes on in the min d at puberty.) Accordingly, physiological changes that are not related to the me ntal pain or pleasure of most people (for example, cell division), may have no n oticeable effect on the mind. On the other hand, behavior experienced or perceiv ed that challenges or strongly reinforces cherished assumptions and rules of the mind (for example, being forced to do something against your will or hearing a political idea that you don't believe in), may cause massive thinking activity. To summarize: you can use the mind to bring pleasure or pain to the body, and yo u can use the body to bring pleasure or pain to the mind. This also means that y

ou can use either to help in healing the other. The rest of the book is about do ing just that. PART TWO: Walking the Path of Instant Healing Chapter Four: Instant Healing with the Power of Words Part Two - Chapter Four: Section Excerpts: Abracadabra! This is probably the most well known magical word in the world. It is based on the first four letters of the alphabet, plus a couple of extra sylla bles to give it rhythm, but it is supposed to produce instant results. Why do pe ople believe in magical words? Why do they sometimes work, but not all the time? How can we make words produce magical instant healing? In this chapter you will learn the answers to all of these questions. MAGICAL WORDS If you enjoy fairy tales, if you read sword and sorcery novels, or if you like m ovies and television series with magicians and wizards, you know how important m agical words are. They are the major component of magical spells. After all, any one can gather a few newts' eyes and lizards' tongues, but if you don't know the right words to say you're nowhere. By the way, isn't it interesting that the wo rd "spell" means a magical chant as well as the naming of the letters in a word? It's also part of magical tradition that spells have to be memorized or recited from books. In Western lore, at least, they are not part of an oral tradition. In former times, cave paintings and petroglyphs were symbols of magical import w ith meanings that were known only to a select few. As these symbols became more abstract, less like pictures, they seemed to be endowed with even more power. A person with the secret knowledge of reading could look at scratches on a tablet, a papyrus, or a piece of paper and tell you about the battles of yesteryear, co uld "see" what lay hidden in the hold of a ship, could predict the coming of the seasons and even an eclipse. This was real clairvoyance! And other papers full of scratches with magical seals or signatures could even give orders that made p eople do things. Here was psychokinesis, or influence at a distance! Still other s could reveal the intentions of the gods, or God. Magic of the highest degree. Small wonder that the written word, and the spoken word derived from it, were th ought to have such magical power. The magic came from the mystery. As writing became more popularized, it lost a lot of its mystery, and therefore its magic, though some poets and a very few novelists can still evoke it. But wh ere there is mystery, there is still magic. The less well known a language is, t he more magical power it is thought to have. Imagine a powerful magician with a pointy little beard wearing a black cloak with red lining. He raises his arms, l ightning flashes from his fingers, and he says in a commanding voice, "Do what I want!" Not too exciting. But if he says "Alakazam!" Wow, impressive! As shown by the above example, mystery grants authority. If someone speaks gobbl edygook with confidence, people who don't know that it's gobbledygook will be im pressed. A friend once gave me a tape recording of a man speaking on some esoter ic subject. My friend thought I should listen to it because it was extremely goo d. Now, my vocabulary is fairly extensive and I studied logic in college. The ma n on the tape was a strong, confident speaker, but what he said was nonsense. It wasn't that I didn't agree with him. There was nothing to agree or disagree wit h. Most of what he said was rampant, inconsistent nonsense, and he randomly thre w in big words for their sound and not their meaning. As gently as possible I an alyzed this man's talk for my friend, and he was amazed that he had been so gull ible.

If words are said in a certain way or in a certain context, that can also give t hem more authority than their actual meaning would warrant. The words of a praye r or a political speech, or those of a doctor or a hypnotist may have an impact far beyond their meaning because of when and how and by whom they are spoken. Fundamentally, words are sounds or arbitrary marks to which you give meaning, an d languages are organizations of sounds and marks used by particular groups of p eople. That's all there is to it. Any power that words have is given to them by you. The more power you give them, the greater their effect on you, but the powe r comes from you and not the words. Speak the most powerful magical incantation in ancient Hebrew to a twelve-year-old Chinese schoolboy and you'll get puzzleme nt, not awe. And you won't be able to turn him into a frog, either. With that said, words are still an incredibly useful tool for healing. The most powerful use they have, as long as you understand their meaning and/or give them authority, is to help you direct your attention, to assist you in sharpening an d sustaining your focus. The more clearly and consistently you can focus your at tention on a healing thought or intent, the more quickly and thoroughly the body will respond in a healing way. Now let's see how to use ordinary words to get m agical effects. HEALING BY INTERPRETATION Look for the good in the past event or the present result and make that the cent er of attention Once when I was teaching a class, a regular member of the group arrived late, qu ite breathless and very agitated. After a few moments she calmed down just enoug h to tell us of a near-accident she'd had on the way to the class. In considerab le detail she described how a car had come out of a side street and had almost r un right into her. If she hadn't slammed on the brakes as soon as she had, she w ould have been killed instantly. On and on she went about how she had almost bee n killed and she was in a state of great fear and stress. Suddenly I interrupted and said, "But you're here and alive, aren't you?" "What?" she said, with a sta rtled look. I repeated my statement with an added touch. "I said, you survived, you're here with us now, and that's wonderful, isn't it?" After a momentary conf usion, her body relaxed, she smiled and looked around, and said "You're right!" And she was happy for the rest of the evening. This woman had been locked into an interpretation of the event as a near-death e xperience. The words she used kept reinforcing that interpretation and the resul ting focus maintained and even exaggerated her fear and stress. Instead of a tra nquilizer, however, all she needed was a shift of focus. A few words based on ob servable experience led her away from imagined pain and injury to the experienti al reality of being alive and well. Her emotional trauma was healed in less than a minute. Reinterpreting experience is one of the most powerful healing methods there is. It can heal emotional wounds as well as physical ones. And it's all based on a c hoice of words. I'll describe some variations in more detail. The Positive Twist The positive twist is the simplest variation. It's what I used with the woman me ntioned above. All you do is look for the good in the past event or the present result and make that the center of attention. You don't try to deny any negative experience. You just make the positive aspect more important. To the degree you can do this, you will relieve a lot of stress that may have accumulated from dw elling on the negative side of whatever happened. The more quickly that stress c an be relieved, the more quickly a healing will result. Even physical symptoms c

aused by such stress can disappear with amazing speed. The Skinny Description The facts are the same, but they are reduced to the bare essentials without the loaded words Very often the negative effects of negative events are sustained and aggravated by repeatedly using "loaded" words in describing the events. A "loaded" word is one that provokes a strong, negative emotional reaction in a particular individu al. Frequently, such words are abstract. That is, they don't actually describe a nything specific, but they do intensify feelings. For example, I have been called upon to help a good number of people who experie nced child abuse in various forms. Often the only good that can be found is the fact that they survived, and this may not be enough of a positive focus to effec t a healing. If you cannot find a sufficiently strong positive focus, another ap proach is to weaken the negative focus, In every case I've found where the effec t of child abuse is an ongoing problem, there is always an emotionally loaded re call of the event or events. Regardless of whether or not this may be justified, if it isn't helping the person to be healthier and happier then it doesn't need to be maintained. In one typical case, a woman described her experience like this: "My father viol ated me. He destroyed my self-esteem with his abuse and then he abandoned me." T ranslated into a skinny description, it came out like this: "My father touched m e when and where I didn't want him to. I didn't like it. He left and I never saw him again." The facts are the same, but they are reduced to the bare essentials without the loaded words. The new description may lack the charge of righteous anger, but, on the other hand, it doesn't keep increasing tension. By consistent ly using this new description of her experience, the woman in question soon (in less than a week) was able to change many habits that had prevented her from mov ing toward the success and happiness she wanted. To translate something into a skinny description, first remove all the adjective s you can, then change any other emotionally stimulating words into their neutra l equivalents while keeping the basic facts the same. Creative Translation The value of an interpretation, for healing purposes, in how well it aids the he aling. You can interpret symptoms and conditions in any way you like My favorite definition of truth is this: "truth is." If you assume that the univ erse is infinite, then anything you add to that statement would also be true, in cluding anything you make up. Thus, each individual decides what is true and wha t is not, based on his or her own background, experience, habits, beliefs, and i nclinations. A fact has been described as an opinion that two or more people agr ee on. Whenever something happens, it is interpreted, and often the interpretati on is treated as a fact itself. You may say "The sky is blue." That seems obviou s at first, but a scientist may say, "No, the sky is colorless and what you see is the blue end of the spectrum of refracted sunlight." And then a mystic may sa y, "There is no sky. That is an illusion." Anything can be interpreted in any wa y one chooses. Where healing is concerned, interpretation can be critical, because the treatmen t of a symptom is usually determined by an interpretation of its cause. The valu e of an interpretation, for healing purposes, is in how well it aids the healing . You can interpret symptoms and conditions in any way you like, or you can go a long with the interpretation of a trusted authority. However, from a very practi cal point of view, the most useful interpretation of unhealthy symptoms and cond itions I have found is that they are all related to levels of internal stress-ph

ysical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. The advantage of this interpretation i s that you can immediately start working on something by whatever means and with whatever help you have available. Additionally, it tends to relieve a lot fear and helplessness, and allows you to incorporate any form of treatment in the hea ling process. Whether you use this interpretation or not, remember that you can choose an interpretation that will make you feel helpless or you can choose one that will increase your effectiveness. To cite a specific example, there was a time when I came down with what the doct or diagnosed as advanced pneumonia. I choose to interpret it as the result of se rver internal stress. I still took the antibiotics he prescribed because I knew they would help me relieve the stress. I also used a lot of other approaches and techniques, but all with the intent to relieve the stress. The final effect was that in three weeks the pneumonia symptoms were completely gone and I felt bett er than I had in years. HEALING BY AFFIRMATION Affirmations have the same power as other words - they help to keep your attenti on focused on what you want Affirmations are statements you make that sound like facts, but which may or may not be so in the present moment. The objective is to say them in such a way tha t they become facts, or to reinforce facts that are only weakly believed. Affirm ations are often treated like magical spells, but they only have the same power as other words-they help to keep your attention focused on what you want. A successful affirmation is one that is incorporated by your body as a belief. A very successful affirmation is one which helps your body to do what it knows ho w to do. The ones we are interested in now are those that help your body to heal itself. Many affirmations fail because they are too abstract or intellectual. The body j ust can't relate to them. There is a world of difference in the effect of an aff irmation such as this: "Universal energy is flowing through me now and my body i s perfect in every way" and one such as this: "Every day in every way I'm feelin g better and better." "Universal energy" and "perfect in every way" are not part of most people's experience, but the body understands "feeling better" very wel l. A good affirmation calls on the body's memory to evoke or strengthen existing sk ills. "I am healthy" is too abstract unless the word "healthy" evokes a very spe cific memory. "I'm feeling as good as I did when I use to play basketball" is ve ry good, especially if you did play basketball and did feel good while doing it. You can also make reinforcing affirmations: "My body knows how to get rid of ca ncer cells and it's doing so now .. .. My body remembers how to move this arm an d it does it well." How many times do you do an affirmation? As many times as it takes to get an eff ect. An affirmation is not like taking vitamins once a day. It's more like devel oping a new habit of mind that translates into a new habit of the body. The more quickly you want the effect, the more often you need to focus on what you want. Some variations on basic affirmative statements follow. Similes Wonderful healing effects can come from using similes that call up familiar memo ries. "My mind is as calm as a mountain lake." "My body relaxes like a resting c at." "My mind is as clear as my Mom's glass table." The act of compaii4 such mem ories to effects that you want evokes a body response in the direction of simula ting those effects. When you compare yourself to a resting cat, the body tries t

o relax like the cat. The better, stronger, or more pleasurable the memory, the better the response. Metaphors I am a tree, full of life and strength The body responds powerfully to imagery, and words are excellent tools for evoki ng images that will assist a healing. A metaphor is a phrase that describes a sy mbol, most effectively in the form of a memory enhanced by imagination, which li kens one thing to another. A metaphor like this: "I am a tree, full of life and strength. My roots receive nourishment from the earth; my leaves receive energy from the sun. I am a tree, full of life and strength," can stimulate the body to start making itself the human equivalent of a strong and healthy tree. Anything that has qualities or characteristics that you admire can be used for metaphori cal healing. Rapidisms A rapidism is a type of affirmation that consists of repeating a short word or p hrase over and over again very rapidly until a change occurs. The first time I u sed this was on a chair lift at a ski resort when my hands were freezing. I imag ined a fire in a fireplace and said to myself, "Myhandsarewarm-myhandsarewarm-my handsarewarm-myhandsarewarm," for about five minutes and my hands got toasty war m. Since then I've used it for a lot of minor ailments as well as emotional stat es and mental qualities, and it works very well. In workshops I have people sile ntly repeat "I'mfeelinggood" for one minute and they are always amazed at the re sults. I don't know how well it would work on major illnesses, but in theory it should help, and it certainly won't hurt. Radical Affirmation With intensive repetition, a "lie" became a truth Radical affirmations take a lot of courage because you'll be saying something th at is clearly not true. I first learned this from a man who used it for his asth ma. He had tried every conventional and alternative approach available and nothi ng had helped him. Finally he got so frustrated he decided to tell himself "I do not have asthma! I never have had asthma! I never will have asthma!" He broke a ll the rules of "good affirmations." But he kept it up, every day, all day long, for six months, and at the end of that time his, asthma was gone. You may notic e that he used a negative in every sentence. Some people say that the subconscio us doesn't hear negatives, which is silly because it hears everything. What they probably mean is that saying "I don't have asthma" is like saying "Don't think of a pink elephant." In order not to think of it you have to think of it. Maybe that's why it took six months for the man's body to get the message. Even so, th e important thing is that, with intensive repetition, a "lie" became a truth. That statement deserves a little more attention. Certain people have trouble wit h affirmations because they feel as though they are lying to themselves, even wi th the most simple kinds of statements. They may ask, "How can I say I'm feeling good when I'm not?" This is a problem with interpretation and intent. If you in terpret an affirmation as a lie and think you are trying to trick your body into getting well, that's "bad" and it won't work. If you interpret healing affirmat ions as guidelines and think you are trying to help your body to get well, that' s "good" and it will work. HEALING BY DIRECTION Directions will work better if they evoke some kind of visual image. "Okay bod, I want you to jazz up the immune system. Get those lymphocytes in there and clea r out the rubbish."

Directions are commands, orders, or instructions that you give to your body. In this case, instead of giving your body a statement, you tell it what to do and, in some cases, how to do it. You are probably already familiar with the idea if you've ever told yourself to "Relax!" or "Stay cairn!" You could also say, "Heal !" or "Get well!" or "Feel Good!" The really amazing thing is that to the degree you give your directions with confident expectations and right at the, onset of symptoms, your body will respond faster than you thought possible. Many times m y body has started to produce cold symptoms, back pain, muscle pain or stiffness , nausea, or headache and all I've had to say is "Stop that!" or "Drop that!" an d the symptoms have instantly gone away. One time my wife began to get serious f lu symptoms and she said, "You stop that, body! I don't have time for that, so y ou just stay healthy!" And the symptoms disappeared instantly. Of course, my wif e is a strong woman and I'm not surprised that her body obeyed without hesitatio n. I would have, too. Short directions are fine, but you can be more creative than that. As with affir mations, directions will work better if they evoke some kind of visual image. "O kay, bod, I want you to jazz up the immune system, Get those lymphocytes in ther e (you can imagine them as vacuum cleaners or anything else) and clean out the r ubbish, and make sure those antibodies clean up and keep out the invaders. I wan t an immune system that's in good working order. You know what to do. If you nee d any supplies just ask. Call on the brain for anything you need. Just get the j ob done. Thanks a mill." You don't have to be formal with your own body. Indirect Directions Indirect directions are simply pairs of words designed to direct your body's att ention to memories or images that will help produce beneficial sensations and fe elings. Examples are: water flowing rain dripping cool breezes warm sunshine ice melting snow falling birds singing lions roaring They have the best effect when said slowly with a pause afterward, giving time f or the image to form itself. If you like, you can add more imagery: "birds singi ng in a garden when the sun comes out after a rain." They are really just brief descriptions of evocative moments, and the body responds to them by creating the associated feelings and sensations. For more specific effects, focus the consci ous attention on a particular part of the body while doing this. Think "ice melt ing," for instance, while you hold your attention on an area of tension in your body. HEALING BY BLESSING Blessings are words that have the effect of increasing one's focus of awareness or intent. They may take the form of affirmations or of directions, but they are not quite the same as either of those. Affirmational Blessings The more you consciously appreciate what your body does, the more it does of wha t you appreciate and the better it does it Affirmational blessings are like compliments. They can take the form of apprecia

tion (thank you), acknowledgment (good job!), and admiration (you sure are a cle ver body). Both you and your body are motivated to repeat and improve behavior t hat brings pleasure, and compliments feel good. You can bless your body for regr owing cells, mending wounds, breathing, circulating blood, cleansing itself, coo perating with medicine or other intervention, and whatever you can acknowledge a s a good action on its part. It may seem a bit strange at first to say "thank yo u" to your own body for doing something that is natural to it. However, a great deal of experience by a great many people has shown that the more you consciousl y appreciate what your body does, the more it 'does of what you appreciate and t he better it does it. Essentially, you are rewarding good behavior, and this is always the best way to train animals and children, as well as bodies. In showing appreciation, mentally or vocally, don't be afraid to be extravagant, either. "Hey! You lost two pounds. That's great, keep it up!" Praise is its own reward. I know it sounds peculiar, but your body really does like to be praised . To use this for healing, you praise every single, tiny, itsy bitsy movement in the direction of the healing that you want, and you rigorously refrain from eve r, ever criticizing your body for not doing a good enough job. The results may o r may not be immediately apparent, but over a period of time (determined by how often you do it) you will start to notice definite improvements. You don't have to limit yourself to blessing your body. Just as your body respon ds to a metaphor, so it will respond to a blessing or compliment that you give t o anyone or anything. It is as if your body takes every compliment you give pers onally, and feels better and does better because of it. In a variation I call "s aturation blessing" you bless every good thing you can remember and every good t hing around you with- out a break for as long as you can sustain it. If you do t ake a break you go back to the blessing as soon as you can. One man I introduced to this technique was able to rid himself of a long-time pattern of asthma in l ess than a week, and I used it for myself to heal a knee injury in less than fif teen minutes. Can you use blessings for emotional healing? Yes, but in this case you show appr eciation to your own mind for noticing any good in yourself, the world, or other people and for any positive displays of mental abilities or faculties. For exam ple, "Hey mind, you solved that problem very well, thank you for noticing the be auty of those flowers; it's good that you're able to forgive that person at leas t a little bit," and so on. The effect of this is to lower mental stress, thereb y making emotional conflicts easier to resolve. This might even seem stranger th an talking to your body, but it works, even if you never figure out who's doing the blessing. Directional Blessing Tell your body or mind what you want it to do, and then give it a good reason fo r doing it Directional blessing can be compared to wishing someone well. "Bon Voyage!" is a directional blessing, as is "Bon appetit" and "Enjoy!" "May the wind be always at your back" is part of an Irish blessing for good fortune on a journey, and "g et well" cards are a form of directional blessing for health. To apply this kind of blessing for self-healing in the most effective way, you u se the form "do this ... so that , . . ." To your body you might say, "Take this medicine and use it to help strengthen our immune system so that we can feel st ronger and enjoy a walk in the woods." To your mind you might say, "Settle down and keep your attention on the present moment so we can feel more peaceful and t hink more clearly." The exact wording is up to you, but the essential part is to tell your body or mind what you want it to do, and then give it a good reason f or doing it.