Angels By The Bedside

Death is out of the closet more these days than in the past,
but it’s still not viewed as a natural process of life. The
challenge lies in the understanding of what changes and that
which never changes.

For instance, my body, my possessions, the people around me
are all subject to a momentary disappearing act, and could be
gone at any time. I may as well accept that. My life will be
much easier if I do.

But the silence and peace that is of God/ess that I access
during meditation is changeless and permanent. My body and
possessions and all the people in my life are impermanent.
The more I access the peace, love and forgiveness that IS
god/ess, then when a loss occurs, which it will most assuredly,
then I will be equipped to stand with strength against this
adversity.

I am one of those people who finds the passing of people from
this life to the next to be an enlightening experience. I was
with my mother when she passed. WOW!! What power! The entire
room filled with light, her spirit moved noticeably up and out
from the top of her head, and the 73 year old body that remained
lost all its wrinkles. My dear mum looked like a fourteen year
old princess.

Then for a day or two, I felt true unconditional love and compassion
for everyone and everything that came my way. I’ll never forget that.
Of course, ordinary grieving took place around me for my mother.
My father had much fear and doubt about true matters of the spirit
so we comforted him the best we could. But my mother had many spiritual
women friends with whom I could share my experience.

When the experience receded and I returned to ordinary, everyday
consciousness, I never forgot what happened. I will draw upon it
for insight when the time arises in the future for another major
loss. The gifts of spiritual recovery make it possible to see the
miracles of life and death.

The same great feeling of eternal intimacy occurred around the
death bed of my father’s sister.

A group of us held a vigil around that bed: her son, my cousin;
his son and his wife and her mother; my husband Tom, and me.

We told stories about her life and the part we all played, while she
slipped deeper and deeper into unconsciousness.

My uncle was a bishop in the Episcopalian church. Episcopalian
clergy visited our gathering every hour. They would say a prayer,
then join in the discourse for a few minutes, to return some sixty
minutes later.

That three day period was an exercise in joyous comradery.

The angels were there.

Those who had gone before were also there.

My aunt had lost a son and a grandson many years before.

They were there.

Then, the time came, and my Aunt went on to join those who were
waiting.

Those three days were over. We had to return to the world where
death is not discussed. Or if it is, it’s seen as a calamity
and disaster.

Certainly, to tell the story as I experienced it: that those
three days were probably the most meaningful and beautiful
three days of my life, was honest, but censored information.

But I saw first hand the following truth:

That the body is a garment that we shed at the moment of death.
Conscious contact with God/ess is a skill that when practiced,
enriches our understanding of death, grief and life.

There is no right or wrong way to deal with these issues.

Sometimes the only way is through it, like when a baby is born.

As a Labor and Delivery nurse, I’ve been around many birthing beds.
The difference between the birth and death bed is negligible.

The Angels and unseen forces are present both places and times.

The healing that is possible is beyond understanding.

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of the e-book called “Transform Your Nursing Career and Discover
Your Calling and Destiny.” The book is designed to stimulate
nurses to love their work and to prevent on-the-job-burnout.
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Published in: on October 18, 2007 at 9:24 pm  Leave a Comment  

Dog And Dolphin Healing: An Interview With Ildiko Minko

The following is an interview I conducted with Hungarian Film Maker
Ildiko Minko.

Her love for Dog and Dolphin has prompted her to set up a foundation
to enlighten the world about the healing capacities of these
2 species.

Read and In-Joy!!

1) Kate Loving Shenk: You plan to set up a foundation for the protection of
Dogs and Dolphins.

Ildiko: Yes. THE NYÍRSÉGFIA HUSZÁR FOUNDATION, named after my Dog.

KLS: What do you perceive are the links between these 2 beautiful
creatures?

Ildiko: I think they are both Heavenly creatures. LOVE is the biggest
link between them.

2) KLS: Dolphins are drawn to humans, and seem to abandon their own families
to be with us.

People are also drawn to Dolphins and swim with them, more and more in
the wild without supervision.

This is a practice that may have dangers for Human and Dolphin.

Will your foundation also serve as an educational portal for humans to
learn respect for the Dolphin, by teaching all about their history,
life cycle and habitat?

Ildiko: Yes. We will bring awareness to all these issues.

3) KLS: What are your experiences with Dog and Dolphin?

Ildiko: I have a Dog, a Hungarian Pumi breed. My love for the
Dolphins comes from my readings.

4) KLS: How do you plan to get the word out about your foundation?

Ildiko: I have a friend who works at one of the biggest advertising
agency in the world.

5) KLS: And finally, do you believe Dolphins heal the people they contact?

If so, what are your experiences with Dolphin Healing?

Ildiko: I can only talk about my own experience with them. I think
they have an ability to communicate through space and time
and I didn’t even have to go to swim with them. Healing
took place in my life by looking at films and pictures of them.

KLS: Do you believe Dogs heal the people they contact?

Ildiko: My Dog brought tremendous healing into my life.

KLS: What are your your experiences with Canine Healing?

Ildiko: By walking with him, he brought people into my life whom led me
to healing experiences. Not to mention MILES of walking every day.
That by itself is keeping me healthy!

6) KLS: Please give me examples of how you have experienced healing by looking
at paintings or pictures of Dolphins.

Ildiko: I had some emotional pain and wanted to go to swim with the Dolphin
to heal it. so I was searching the net the places where I can do that.
To my amazement, by ONLY looking at videos and pictures of the Dolphins
on the net, the pain WAS GONE. It was healed.

KLS: Yes, I too, have had profound experiences with Dog and
Dolphin healing.

I went to Virginia Beach with the man I eventually married.

This was our first date.

We went swimming out in the ocean on a raft and lo and behold,
hundreds of Dolphin surrounded our tiny raft.

Mamas with babies and many others. They were jet black and
peered into our eyes. Then they swam around and around, made
noises of communication, and kept coming back to look into our eyes.

This went on for quite some time–long enough that I was able to recognize
the individual traits of certain Dolphins.

Also, I felt myself lose all sense of “time.”

A feeling of eternal, infinite, timeless silence permeated
my consciousness, except for the noises of communication between
these beasts.

I also felt they were communicating with us, as well.

I felt a “high” I will never forget–a feeling of love for
all creatures on planet earth–and beyond.

I felt that I was connected to all living things, to nature and rocks.

I felt everything around me was moving and breathing
and full of joyful vitality.

This I will always remember.

Naturally the man I experienced this with, was similarly affected.

And we eventually married and have remained so for 21 years.

We have 2 Dogs whom we commune with, sleep with, play with
and discuss them and laugh about their joyful antics.

I believe that because of these Dogs and the Dolphins, we remain
partners for life.

May I add, that if you do not live in the light and love of dolphin healing, you will fall prey to the dark forces of Ego Mind.
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of the e-book called “Transform Your Nursing Career and Discover
Your Calling and Destiny.” The book is designed to stimulate
nurses to love their work and to prevent on-the-job-burnout.
Click here to find out how to order the e-book:
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Second Life and Your Portable Empire

This was the week when Pat O’Bryan launched his new book: “Your Portable Empire: How To Make Money Anywhere While Doing What You Love.”

I’m a member of Pat’s Portable Empire University, where hours and hours of audio and video teach the student everything about how to build and automate an online business and their own portable empire.

Members can access a forum where all questions are answered by the knowledgeable students as well as by Pat O’Bryan himself.

I know that any question has an answer. My friends at the University are more than generous with their explanations.

Do YOU want to join Pat’s Portable Empire University, or explore his other products?

Check It Out Here!!!

In preparation for “Your Portable Empire” book launch, Pat created the Portable Empire Island at Second Life.
This has been an amazing experience and adventure for someone who was raised just as television was introduced into the 1950’s home arena.As kids, we played outside until dark, and had the run of my crimeless hometown. We knew everyone and could depend on the kindness of this extended community.

When Pat opened Portable Empire Island, I was one of the first to arrive.

It took me three days to learn how to walk instead of fly my little avatar, alter ego personality, Mooie Infinity.

Second Life is now voice enabled but for now I hear sounds like water falls and laughter, as well as the sound of typing as we type our messages to everyone at the virtual chat room.

The beauty of this experience far surpasses what any of us, including Pat O’Bryan ever imagined.

When I need a break from product creation, or article writing, or blog posting, gardening, weed pulling, housecleaning, or after a twelve hour shift at the hospital, I log into Second Life and socialize with my friends there.

Because of this interaction, we feel more connected to one another at the University.

And because we discuss our projects and encourage one another to define how we wish to create a Portable Empire of our own, the creative energies are flowing.

In just the first week of my experience  at Portable Empire Island at Second Life, I decided on a project, began the research, began the sales letter, and decided on the first bonus.

Each time I visit Portable Empire Island and further discuss ideas, another exciting insight surfaces.

I go to sleep and awake with other action plans to add to the original vision.

Napoleon Hill didn’t conceive of this modern day Master Mind potential.

But then again, neither did any of us.

Pat O’Bryan’s avatar sits in on our various musings, sometimes making a well placed comment.

He says he has 2 laptops going at the same time, one to stay logged to Second Life, the other to write, blog, keep updated on the Amazon ratings for the book, as well as whatever else he does.

Soon he may need 3 laptops!!

Lawyers can also see clients at Second Life.

Coaches coach, teachers teach, counselors counsel.

People can dance over at the disco.

Barak O’Bama, Hillary and John Edwards each have their own islands at Second Life.

I thought my siblings and I could buy an island, meet there and chat, giggle and discuss life. We all live far from each other.

This way, we would feel more connected.

For now, I enjoy my time at Portable Empire Island. Pat O’Bryan’s generosity and cutting edge vision has added a new dimension to internet marketing.

One that is sure to get the attention of all the other internet marketing gurus in the weeks ahead.

Do YOU want to join Pat’s Portable Empire University, or explore his other products?

Check It Out Here!!!

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of the e-book called “Transform Your Nursing Career and Discover
Your Calling and Destiny.” The book is designed to stimulate
nurses to love their work and to prevent on-the-job-burnout.
Click here to find out how to order the e-book:
http://www.nursingcareertransformation.com
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Enlightened Airwaves, Media And Mind

We all know that the United States is a violent country.

Violence is emphasized in the media, movies and news. Those of
us in the health care industry routinely care for people who have
been shot, stabbed and beaten.

I believe our film creators and media makers have a responsibility to
elevate the vibrations of this country and the world by making films and
repeating stories that underscore the resilience and positive aspects
of the human species.

The recent rage of The Secret DVD is a beautiful example of how
people are craving a more positive message.

Furthermore, people want to live their lives based on higher
energetic frequencies such as love, joy, freedom and transcendence.

Film maker Ildiko Minko has a vision. She creates enlightened films,
and lives the philosophy she makes movies about.

I recently had the delightful privilege of interviewing Ildiko.
She lives in Budapest, Hungary. She was born in Szeged, Hungary.

After graduating from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles,
California, Ildiko was guided by her intuitive Inner Voice to make spiritual
films.

She discovered Helene Hadsell’s book, “The Name It And Claim it Game.”
Ildiko went on to make a feature movie about Helene and the metaphysical
principles presented in Helene’s book.

Ladies and Gentleman!! Here is Ildiko Minko!!!!!

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1) When did you first know you wanted to make films that transform
people’s lives?

WHEN IT STARTED HAPPENING. WHEN I HAD AN AWARD WINNING TV SERIES
CALLED “GREEN PLANET” ABOUT ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION. I THINK IT WAS
PREDESTINED.

2) What are the circumstances that attracted you to Helene Hadsell and
the making
of your new movie?

I READ ABOUT HER IN A SILVA METHOD OF MIND CONTROL SUCCESS
STORIES BOOK MANY YEARS AGO.

I REREAD THE BOOK AND AFTER MANY YEARS, I CONTACTED HELENE.
I VISITED HER IN DALLAS AND OBTAINED THE MOVIE (INTERNET, AUDIO, DVD,
TV, THEATRICAL, ETC) RIGHTS TO HER BOOKS AND HER LIFE STORY.

3) Is your film about Helene Hadsell’s life or does it focus on the
concepts in her
book: The Name It and Claim It Game?

THE NAME IT AND CLAIM IT GAME MOVIE IS FOCUSING ON HER CONTESTING
SUCCESS STORY BUT WE ALSO HAVE ELEMENTS FROM HER OTHER BOOKS.

What is the message you want your viewers to
glean from your movie?

THE MESSAGE IS: “THOUGHTS ARE THINGS”. THAT OUR FEELINGS AND
THOUGHTS ARE MANIFESTING IN OUR PHYSICAL LIVES. ALWAYS. THAT
IS, THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE IS ONLY MIRRORING OUR INNER WORLD.

How could your movie change a person’s life for the better?

WHEN WE REALIZE THAT WE ARE THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO THINK IN OUR
UNIVERSE, AND THE UNIVERSE ONLY MIRRORS OUR OWN FEELINGS AND
THOUGHTS, THEN WE CAN NOT BE SUPPRESSED OR MANIPULATED BY OTHERS. ALL WE
HAVE TO DO IS TO CHANGE OUR OWN THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS. THE WITHOUT
WILL ALSO CHANGE ACCORDINGLY.

4) Joe Vitale said in one of his recent blog entries, that Helene
Hadsell could have been one
of the teachers in The Secret DVD. Your film will allow your audience to
experience Helene’s
wisdom and insight.

In what ways is your movie like The Secret?

THE MESSAGE IS THE SAME. ALL HELENE DID IS THAT SHE “PROJECTED”
A POSITIVE END RESULT, A POSITIVE OUTCOME. SHE FOCUSED ON WHAT SHE
WANTED TO ACHIEVE.

In what ways does it differ?

CONCENTRATING MAINLY ON CONTESTING. AND IT IS A FEATURE
FILM BASED ON A TRUE STORY. A NARRATIVE STORY.

In what ways does it break new ground?

NOTHING IS NEW “UNDER THE SUN”. WE JUST HAVE TO REMIND
PEOPLE OF THE TRUE NATURE OF OURSELVES.

5) Have you personally entered contests and/or played lotteries? If so,
have you
ever won?

I AM NOT INTO CONTESTING. HOWEVER I VERY MUCH CONSIDER MYSELF A
WINNER IN LIFE.

6) Great answer!!!

The metaphysical idea behind Helene Hadsell’s book entails removing all
doubt to achieve wealth and the attainment of dreams that come true.

What have you personally learned from knowing Helene and making
your film about her?

I LEARNED THE TRUTH ABOUT MY REAL NATURE. THAT I AM THE SOURCE.

6) And lastly, what is your vision for future films?

I AM MAKING FILMS ONLY DEALING WITH THE HUMAN CONDITIONS. FILMS THAT
INSPIRE AND SPIRITUALLY EDUCATE.

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Thank you, Ildiko, for your authentic and honest insights.

I know the world will welcome your refreshing contributions to the
planetary dance, but only if you walk the walk (not talk the talk).

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Kate Loving Shenk is a writer, healer, musician and the creator
of the e-book called “Transform Your Nursing Career and Discover
Your Calling and Destiny.” The book is designed to stimulate
nurses to love their work and to prevent on-the-job-burnout.
Click here to find out how to order the e-book:
http://www.nursingcareertransformation.com
Check out Kate’s Blog: http://nursehealers.typepad.com
http://mukunda22.powerfulintentions.com
https://secretsofthenursehealers.wordpress.com
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Published in: on August 16, 2007 at 6:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There!!!

You don’t need to do anything to be a presence for your
patients.

Let’s just say, you don’t need to do anything that anyone
can “see” but if they are tuned in, can “feel.”

All the work involved with being a presence  isn’t really
work at all.

Presence is a “Be Here Now” experience.

Presence is a radiant tuning in to your patient.

Presence is an act of love.

Presence transforms sadness to the higher vibration of love.

Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in a death bed
vigil of a day old patient. I am not a hospice nurse. But my
job offers me the gift of allowing and opening to the higher
vibrations of the angelic realm, to the unseen guides and
ancestral vibrations as a soul passes from this realm and into
the next.

Or as a soul passes into this world, as in the birth experience.

My job allows me to connect routinely with source energy, the
energy which is love itself, the energy which is healing itself.

As vitality overtakes a newborn person, the unseen forces rejoice
and celebrate, even as everyone at the bedside rejoices.

And when a person dies, the unseen forces rejoice, even as the people
still in this dimension perceive death to be a negative phenomena.

Nurses find the act of “being” to be a difficult state to maintain.
We often feel that we must be doing something for a patient at all
times.

The trick is to “be” while “doing.”

Do a task but practice conscious breathing, practice opening your
heart, practice just “being” while “doing,” practice just being open.

Practice balancing the unseen realms with what is tangible.

Practice being flexible, nonjudgmental and helpful.

Ho’oponopono is a natural practice for nurses.

Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian healing technique that
simply requires the inner chanting of four phrases: I love you,
Thank you, Please forgive me, (for the part I played in bringing
about this “problem”), I am sorry (for the part I played).

As my dear one day patient was dying, I practiced inwardly
repeating these phrases.

Instead of consciously denouncing the act of this passing as
unfair, horrible or even as an act of god/dess, I just concentrated
on: I am sorry for the part I am playing in this little one’s
death, Please forgive me for the part I am playing in the death
of this newborn person.

I inwardly repeating this with rhythmic and conscious breathing.

At one point, the baby looked as if he was going to die. Breathing slowed,
and a cyanotic appearance took over the tiny body.

Suddenly he pinked up and lived another 22 hours.

Byron Katie’s The Work was also helpful to me in this situation.

Byron Katie’s “The Work” is a process where a “problem” is
scrutinized with Inquiry, or a series of questions, that puts
the responsibility right back where it belongs–inside yourself.

The 4 questions of Byron Katie’s “The Work”

1) Is it true?

2) Can you absolutely know for sure that it’s true?

3) How do you react when you think that thought?

4) Who would I be without that thought?

—and turn it around— 

This one is a no-brainer.

This situation is unfair, and the parents don’t deserve this.

Is this true?

Yes.

Can I absolutely know that this is true?

Yes.

How do I react when I think this thought?

Judgmental and restricted.

Who would I be without this thought?

I’d simply be a healing presence for these wonderful people.

Turn it around?

The situation is neither fair or unfair. It simply is what it is.

Reality dictates that this newborn person is dying NOW.

My choice: to resist this or go with the flow, to allow connection
with the unseen forces, to be a healing presence, to see that
the sadness is really love.

Transforming sadness to an all-embracing, boundless vibration of love
is really what this situation, all situations and what life is all about.

The choice is to always choose love, no matter what.

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Kate Loving Shenk is a writer, healer, musician and the creator
of the e-book called “Transform Your Nursing Career and Discover
Your Calling and Destiny.” The book is designed to stimulate
nurses to love their work and to prevent on-the-job-burnout.
Click here to find out how to order the e-book:
http://www.nursingcareertransformation.com
Check out Kate’s Blog: http://nursehealers.typepad.com
http://mukunda22.powerfulintentions.com
https://secretsofthenursehealers.wordpress.com
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Published in: on August 8, 2007 at 6:39 am  Leave a Comment  

The Bewitching Hour

The beauty of living lies in what you think about every day,
every moment, every second.

Shaking yourself out of the habit of negative thinking takes
desire, persistence, faith, imagination, decision, the gentle
guidance of the conscious mind: just to name 6 of the 13
principles of Napoleon Hill’s “Think And Grow Rich.”

This book was obviously written under the influence of
Divine Inspiration.

And it’s Divine Inspiration we all can draw upon to change
our thoughts and neglectful attitudes towards self and others.

The hours when the veil thins and marvels magnify are 3am, 12pm,
6pm, and 12am. I have read this in many spiritual texts.

Opening the mind is the key to opening the heart. Many times this
is done in moments of solitude, away from TV, newspaper and
conversation of any kind.

We must deliberately elevate each thought that we have. By conservative
estimates, we each have 60,000 thoughts a day, most of these
negative and anxiety producing.

Many of the conversations that people have focus on what is missing,
the horrors of the news, criticisms of people, places and things.

Avoid these.

Last evening, I saw a TV program about dog fighting. I got up and walked away.
But what I saw was indelibly imprinted in my memory, giving the opportunity
to erase and clean these shared memories with the practice of Ho’oponopono.

( Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian healing technique that
simply requires the inner chanting of four phrases: I love you,
Thank you, Please forgive me, (for the part I played in bringing about this
“problem”), I am sorry (for the part I played).

So the practice of elevating thought processes and harmonizing thought
IS The Law Of Attraction.

This is the conscious and deliberate directing of your life.

People often engage in conversation about what is missing in their lives.

“With my luck, it won’t work out. It won’t happen.”

This is hogwash!

What is just as true and decidedly stress-free is: “with my luck, it
will show up faster than it normally would.”

“What I want is on its way.”

“I am a collaborator with fate!!”

The will to live is a potent indicator of longeivity and resilient
life outcomes. By adapting a dynamic world-view, feeling physically,
mentally and spiritually strong, and withdrawing all belief in
decline of any kind, will determine boundless energy and inner
excitement and joy.

If a person in her 30’s, 40’s and 50’s perceives decline when
thinking of herself in her 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, this is what she
will experience.

It is far more beneficial and joyful to imagine a life full of
radient health, with no focus on what is missing, avoiding all
violent thoughts in your consciousness, thus consciously
creating the world you wish to participate in.

Turn off the channel of false and harmful beliefs and thoughts.

Do not look at what has always seemingly been, or at what others want
from you.

If you have a conflict with someone, place your thoughts only on what
you truly want to have with that person.

Have a love relationship with your ex-husband and inlaws and with
everyone else on the planet.

Love them all. Love yourself.

Every moment is a choice and a new beginning.

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Kate Loving Shenk is a writer, healer, musician and the creator
of the e-book called “Transform Your Nursing Career and Discover
Your Calling and Destiny.” The book is designed to stimulate
nurses to love their work and to prevent on-the-job-burnout.
Click here to find out how to order the e-book:
http://www.nursingcareertransformation.com
Check out Kate’s Blog: http://nursehealers.typepad.com
http://mukunda22.powerfulintentions.com
https://secretsofthenursehealers.wordpress.com
And the Lens: http://www.squidoo.com/katelovingshenk
http://www.squidoo.com/thinkriches
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Published in: on August 4, 2007 at 7:25 am  Leave a Comment  

I Am The American Health Care System

The practice of Ho’oponopono is a simple one. It’s a process
of cleaning and erasing shared collective memories, coming
to the sacred place of inspiration, where motivation occurs
from inner purity and loving grace.

This is done by inwardly and ceaselessly chanting: I love you,
Thank you, Please forgive me (for the part I played in bringing
about this problem), I am sorry (for the part I played.)

This is what Ho’oponopono calls taking 100% responsibility.

When a problem or a challenge surfaces in the mind, or in our shared
experience, these phrases transform the situation. They heal the
confusion felt as chaotic emotion and leave in its place a clarity,
a crystal clear mind where healing occurs.

However, when I am in a state of what appears to be insurmountable
conflict, I use Byron Katie’s “The Work” to help me.

Byron Katie’s “The Work” is a process where a “problem” is
scrutinized with Inquiry, or a series of questions, that puts
the responsibility right back where it belongs–inside yourself.

The 4 questions of Byron Katie’s “The Work”

1) Is it true?

2) Can you absolutely know for sure that it’s true?

3) How do you react when you think that thought?

4) Who would I be without that thought?

—and turn it around—

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I went to see Filmmaker Michael Moore’s “Sicko” which had an
effect I did not expect or anticipate. Not only was the U.S. health
care system exposed like an open wound, but the health care of European
countries, Canada and Cuba was also investigated.

These were humane and charitable in comparison to our system.

Not that I haven’t seen our system at work for the past
23 years of my nursing career.

I remember fighting with health insurance companies for payment
when advocating for my patients, doing nurse practitioner work.
Additionally, four other people were hired to exclusively deal with the
denied claims of our indigent patient population.

When one of my 4 year old patients was in a car accident and paralyzed
from the waist down, we held a fund raiser to help fund a handicap accessible
van for him.

I sat with the child’s grandmother at the catered luncheon. She told us
she was going to suggest that the money we raise should go to buy the
child’s catheter supplies and medicines.

“You mean his insurance is not covering these?” I asked.

“No,” she said.

Back at the office on Monday, we got to work and confronted the insurance
company, demanding that they reimburse all past medical supplies. (Thankfully,
the child’s mother kept all past receipts).

While this issue was resolved, how many more were falling through the
proverbial cracks?

How much harm, even death was our dysfunctional health insurance
system causing patients in our care, without our knowledge?

The American Health Care system is sick, but as Ho’oponopono teaches,
we can heal it, by healing our perceptions of it.

It’s an inside job.

Byron Katie’s “The Work” offers an opportunity to work through stressful
beliefs that bring inner tension. I was able to use the One-Belief-At-A-
Time Worksheet to work through the following one-liner: The American Health
Care System won’t take care of me when I am old.

I was privileged to have a partner, whom had been through the School
Of The Work, help me see the fallacy of my thinking.

So, the American Health Care System won’t take care of me when I am old.

Is this true?

Yes.

Cab you absolutely know for sure that it’s true?

Well, no.

How do you react when you think the thought: the American Health Care System
won’t take care of me when I am old?

I feel tense, and sad because my mother died at age 73, because the American
Health Care System didn’t seem to know what to do with her after she had a stroke.

I feel serious with no sense of humor.

How do you treat yourself when you think the thought: the American Health Care
System won’t take care of me when I am old?

I feel a sense of urgency about doing something, like moving out of the country, knowing
that a plan to implement Medicare for all Americans may never manifest here.
This makes me feel angry and distrustful of the American government.

When did the thought: that the American Health Care System won’t take care of me
when I am old, first occur to you?

Probably first occurred to me when my mother had a stroke and died 2 months later.

Does this thought bring peace or stress into your experience?

Definitely stress.

Who would you be without the thought: the American Health Care System won’t
take care of me when I am old?

I would calmly get petition signatures for a single-payer plan in America.

I would have a sense of adventure about moving out of the country.

I would sit under this canape of greenery, protected by the leaves as a downpour
suddenly arises, with the distant sound of thunder accentuating the beauty
of mid-summer.

Turn it around?

The American Health Care System WILL take care of me when I am old.

I will take care of myself when I am old.

I will take care of other older people when I am old.

I am the American Health Care System!!

This last turn-around: I am the American Health Care System, had a certain
Power to the People ring to it!

Both my partner and I laughed hysterically with this turn-around.

I am a nurse, I love my patients, I love myself, and I am not separated
from the health care system I have dedicated myself to for the past 23 years.

The American Health Care System is not the enemy.

In truth, there are no enemies.

My stressful thoughts are opportunities to beam the light of Inquiry through the center
like a laser, so that a liberation beyond description results.

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Kate Loving Shenk is a writer, healer, musician and the creator
of the e-book called “Transform Your Nursing Career and Discover
Your Calling and Destiny.” The book is designed to stimulate
nurses to love their work and to prevent on-the-job-burnout.
Click here to find out how to order the e-book:
http://www.nursingcareertransformation.com
Check out Kate’s Blog: http://nursehealers.typepad.com
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Illness Is A Great Teacher

The first part of our lives, we come to learn the ways of the world.

The second part is spent unlearning.

Some of us are faster learners than others, and unlearners.
The trick is to remember the unlearning because if you don’t, you
get stuck in delusion.

For instance, I’ll use the example of illness, one of the Big Ones.

We learn early on to have an aversion to getting sick.

Yet we may get more attention, people take care of us, we may get
to stay by ourselves to contemplate the delirious thoughts rumbling
round and round in our heads.

Most recently, I was in bed with a fever of 103 degrees. I used “The
Work” of Byron Katie and Ho’oponopono to heal my thoughts about the
illness.

Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian healing technique that simply
requires the inner chanting of four phrases: I love you, Thank you,
Please forgive me, (for the part I played in bringing about this
“problem”), I am sorry (for the part I played).

Byron Katie’s “The Work” is a process where a “problem” is scrutinized
with Inquiry, or a series of questions, that puts the responsibility
right back where it belongs–inside yourself.

The 4 questions of Byron Katie’s “The Work”

1) Is it true?

2) Can you absolutely know for sure that it’s true?

3) How do you react when you think that thought?

4) Who would I be without that thought?

—and turn it around— 

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I awoke at 3 a.m. one morning with fever and said to myself: “I feel terrible.”

“The Work” began to immediately flow through me, as if called by the
Creative Source.

Is this true?

Yes, it is true.

Can I absolutely know without that it is true?

Yes, without doubt.

How do I react when I think the thought: I feel terrible?

Well, I create a story of how terrible I feel, how frustrated I am because
the fever won’t break, how I want to do other things but can’t. I just am not
enjoying myself.

Who would I be without the thought: I feel terrible?

I’d just be me, lying in bed with a fever, turning to look out the window,
witnessing hundreds of lightening bugs blinking majestically there,
like a mid-year Christmas light display.

I’d just be lying here saying: Thank you body, thank you fever;

I love you body, I love you fever; I’m sorry and forgive me for the part
I played in bringing about this illness.

Turn it around?

I don’t feel terrible.

I feel enlivened.

I feel like the inner fire of the fever is changing me forever.

I feel like the fever is the gateway to transformation.

I feel like the fever gave me this opportunity to spontaneously
use “The Work” without even trying to use it and that “The Work” was
using me.

Ho’oponopono effortlessly flowed through me like music to my soul.

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I was sick a few days after that, but didn’t complain to people about my illness,
didn’t want to, thus did not create a story that would make people say,
“Poor you.”

I didn’t have to dramatize the illness with a Poor me, martyr complex that
takes longer to undo than it’s worth.

I got to simply be sick, listen to thunderstorms, and the rain gently falling on
the vibrant green of summer.

I got to lie with my dogs who leaned over to lick my nose, every now and then.

Now THAT is a little bit of heaven!

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Kate Loving Shenk is a writer, healer, musician and the creator
of the e-book called “Transform Your Nursing Career and Discover
Your Calling and Destiny.” The book is designed to stimulate
nurses to love their work and to prevent on-the-job-burnout.
Click here to find out how to order the e-book:
http://www.nursingcareertransformation.com
Check out Kate’s Blog: http://nursehealers.typepad.com
http://mukunda22.powerfulintentions.com
https://secretsofthenursehealers.wordpress.com
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Published in: on June 29, 2007 at 12:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

What You Can Learn From Criticism

Having to be right is a national pastime.

We all do it. We feel like we’re in control when we fall into
the illusion of having to be right.

The need to be the smartest person in the room stems from the
need to be right, correct and in control.

Because of this peculiarity, none of us likes to be criticized.

My mother used to say: It’s not what you say, but how you say it.

But she didn’t like to be criticized, either.

In recovery circles, we take an inventory of the wrongs we
have committed, the resentments we’ve held. Then, in order to
take 100% responsibility, we see the part we played in the
encountered difficulties, and when appropriate, go to the persons
we have harmed, and apologize.

We get to be wrong. They get to be right.

This is a lesson in humility.

Sometimes, people criticize in an abrasive and upsetting manner,
and we tell the story that we’ve been verbally abused.

When the old feathers get ruffled, this offers the opportunity
to practice Ho’oponopono incessantly, to erase the memory of
discomfort, and also to practice “The Work” of Byron Katie.

Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian healing technique that simply
requires the inner chanting of four phrases: I love you, Thank you,
Please forgive me, (for the part I played in bringing about this
“problem”), I am sorry (for the part I played).

Byron Katie’s “The Work” is a process where a “problem” is scrutinized
with Inquiry, or a series of questions, that puts the responsibility
right back where it belongs–inside yourself.

If you want to hear compliments, or you want people to agree with you,
go directly to your friends, or to the people who like you.

Growth is minimal in those encounters (although a compliment can
be the catalyst for great insight).

The teenagers and partners you live with, or the person you think is an enemy:
these are the people who lay it out, and nine times out of ten, won’t
always be kind in their appraisal of you.

This is a perfect time to continue the Ho’oponopono chants and go inward
for peace of mind.

Looking back over my life, any criticism I have ever received has been correct.
At the time, I didn’t like what I heard.

I said, “How dare she say that to me?”

Then during the 4th and 5th step inventory, I saw the part I played, took 100%
responsibility, made amends, felt immediate relief, and could go on as
a free-er human being.

The 4 questions of Byron Katie’s “The Work”

1) Is it true?

2) Can you absolutely know for sure that it’s true?

3) How do you react when you think that thought?

4) Who would I be without that thought?

—and turn it around—

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The Mini-Judge-Your-Neighbor-Worksheet

I am angry at my writing instructor because she said I need to be more
specific in my writing.

I need my writing instructor to re-evaluate her criticism and give me an
“A” for my essay.

My writing instructor should see that I far surpass all of the other
students in the class and I should get an “A”.

My writing instructor is an idiot.

UNDERLYING FEARS:

I fear that my writing instructor thinks I am a bad writer and
that she is right!

I fear that I can’t excel in what I love (my writing) and that I am a failure.

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My writing instructor shouldn’t tell me to be more specific in my writing.

Is this true?

Yes, because I am specific in my writing.

Can you absolutely know that this is true?

Well, no.

How do I react when I think the thought, “My writing teacher shouldn’t tell
me to be more specific in my writing?”

I feel uptight and exposed. I am afraid she is telling the truth.

What truth is that?

That I am a bad writer.

How do I react when I think the thought that I am a bad writer?

I feel miserable, sad and feel like crying.

Who would I be without the thought that I am a bad writer?

I would write for the pure joy of writing and not care what anyone
else thinks about it.

Turn it around?

I’m not a bad writer.

My writing teacher should tell me to be more specific in my writing.

Why?

Because that’s what writing teachers do; give constructive criticism.

I need to tell myself that I am a good writer AND be conscious of being
more specific in my writing.

UNDERLYING BELIEFS

Criticism is bad.

When someone criticizes me, I am exposed as a bad person.

I have to pretend that I am perfect.

1) Criticism is bad.

Is this true?

No.

Turn it around?

Criticism is good. It serves as an avenue for self-growth.

2) When someone criticizes me, I am exposed as a bad person.

Is this true?

No.

Turn it around?

When someone criticizes me, I can find the truth within the criticism,
and become a better person than I was before.

3) I have to pretend to be a perfect person.

Is this true?

No.

Turn it around?

I no longer have to pretend. I can be ME, and love myself and everyone else
without shoulds, without the need to be perfect.

I can love my flaws and everyone else’s flaws.

When I find myself resisting honest criticism, I can tell myself:
What I defend against is the truth I don’t want to face.

Then I continue my Ho’oponopono practice to clean and erase all memory
of past suffering brought on by the need to be perfect or to be
the smartest person in the room.

The need for perfection, to be right are examples of stress that lead to war,
abuse and violence.

Turn it around?

I don’t need to be perfect or right in order to be happy, here and now.

I don’t need a story.

I don’t need a personal history.

The world is mine exactly as it is.

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Kate Loving Shenk is a writer, healer, musician and the creator
of the e-book called “Transform Your Nursing Career and Discover
Your Calling and Destiny.” The book is designed to stimulate
nurses to love their work and to prevent on-the-job-burnout.
Click here to find out how to order the e-book:
http://www.nursingcareertransformation.com
Check out Kate’s Blog: http://nursehealers.typepad.com
http://mukunda22.powerfulintentions.com
https://secretsofthenursehealers.wordpress.com
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Published in: on June 22, 2007 at 11:01 am  Leave a Comment  

Unexamined Assumptions

Recently, I decided to meditate on a situation that happened 34
years ago, where I had so far failed to forgive a person who killed
8 of my dogs.

I practiced the ancient Hawaiian healing art to erase and clean
the memory by ceaselessly and silently chanting: I love you,
Thank you, Please forgive me, (for the part I played in this situation),
and I am sorry (for the part I played).

One day I received a gift. I wrote a note to Byron Katie International,
asking what I needed to do to become certified in “The Work” of Byron Katie.

A few days later, I noticed I was placed on a “round robin” group of
Byron Katie graduates of the 9 day intensive “the school.” The idea
is that every month we pair up with a different graduate and do Inquiry
with our designated partner.

I was excited by this opportunity! Even though I’m not a graduate of
“the school,” I didn’t have time to be intimidated by that, because my partner
and I arranged to do the process of Inquiry the next day.

I’ve seen You Tube videos of people who are in the middle of taking the
life changing nine day course. They couldn’t find words to describe
the experience they were having. They reminded me of people having a peak
spiritual/religious experience, without drugs.

They looked like they had been to the mountain top: they appeared radiant,
free, ecstatic.

I prepared for this opportunity by filling out the Judge-Your-Neighbor worksheet,
found in all of Byron Katie’s books, and on her websites and blog.

THE 4 QUESTION AND TURNAROUND

1) Is it true?

2) (If the answer is “yes”): Can you absolutely know that this is true?

3) How do you react when you think that thought?

4) Who would you be without that thought?

And turn it around.

I. I am still angry at my neighbor because he shot 8 of my dogs 34 years ago.
His name is John Barley.

While I writing this out, I suddenly realized that I don’t know if John Barley
was the person who shot my dogs.

I never saw who actually did these acts. It could have been a son, nephew
or daughter, or his wife.

For 34 years, I assumed John Barley killed my dogs because all my friends
who lived with me told me he was the one who did it.

But did he really do it?

I told my partner about this revelation the next day on the phone. We were 3500
miles and 3 hours removed, yet “the work” brought us together in a timeless orb
of transformation.

I held a deep resentment towards a person for 34 years, going over and over
the crime in my mind like an unending movie frame, creating a story,
a drama, a scenario that everyone agrees who hears it: isn’t that terrible?
How did you survive? He is a terrible person!

I am angry at my neighbor because he shot my dogs.

Is this true?

Well I am angry but he probably wasn’t the one who really shot the dogs.

Here the story, brought to the scrutiny of Inquiry, begins to unravel.

How do I react when I think the thought, that I am still angry at my neighbor
for killing my eight dogs?

I feel constricted and judgmental, yet have a sense that I don’t want to
carry this around anymore.

I am relieved that the light of Inquiry makes assumptions seem laughable and
inconsequential.

Is there a stress free reason to keep this thought?

No, never is.

Who would I be without the thought, that i am still angry at my neighbor
for killing my dogs?

I would be a person who sees that people commit atrocities, mass genocide,
wage wars, and they kill dogs. From this perspective, I let it go.

Turn it around?

I am no longer angry (at whom ever did it) for killing my dogs.

I am not angry at my self for having this belief because I don’t need to
beat myself up.

The dogs aren’t angry because they were killed. Dogs take death fully in stride.
They live in the present moment.

They know how to love unconditionally.

So I choose to be more like my dogs!!!

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My partner had an issue he needed to gain clarity on, so we did “the
work” on it.

I am happy to report that my first try at doing this process went well.

My partner gained a level of insight he needed to make a major decision in his life.

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When I take 100% responsibility for everything that has happened in my life,
the old and tired assumptions fall away. They serve only one purpose: to stay
stuck in a vibrational field of judgment and victim-hood.

The unexamined life is not worth living, said Henry David Thoreau.

Unexamined thoughts, assumptions and stories that hold you prisoner don’t
hold the key to your happiness.

The life-line is available.

Find a way, and use it.

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Kate Loving Shenk is a writer, healer, musician and the creator
of the e-book called “Transform Your Nursing Career and Discover
Your Calling and Destiny.” The book is designed to stimulate
nurses to love their work and to prevent on-the-job-burnout.
Click here to find out how to order the e-book:
http://www.nursingcareertransformation.com
Check out Kate’s Blog: http://nursehealers.typepad.com
http://mukunda22.powerfulintentions.com
https://secretsofthenursehealers.wordpress.com
And the Lens: http://www.squidoo.com/katelovingshenk
http://www.squidoo.com/thinkriches
http://www.mukunda22.powerfulintentions.com/forum/thinkandgrowrich
http://progressives4pennsylvania.blogspot.com
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