by Deb Schnitta
attention has been turned to the mind and its abilities to influence
the reality of life. With the recent excitement about The Secret,
people are learning or reacquainting themselves with the concept that
thoughts influence reality.
Many of you, no doubt, have been
practicing these principles for a long time. You have learned through
cause and effect, that how you think about yourself and the world
around you matters. Viewing any situation as a learning opportunity may
be part of how you live your life.
Any tool to assist the mind
to come to clarity about what it desires to create is useful. It serves
to shape the thoughts for expressing intention to the Universe. In
effect, the personality begins to recognize its ability to shape
reality in this way. It learns to ask, to recognize where it is and is
not ready to receive, and to move outside its comfort zone to realize
its potential. All of these actions serve to assist the personality to
recognize that there is more to you than just the personality, that we
are beings of consciousness.
Thoughts arise from conscious and
unconscious patterns within the body. Stored experiences, impressions
from family and society, as well as beliefs that are cultural, all add
to how the mind views reality, and thus what it believes is and is not
Many years ago in my early nursing career, I worked
with a physician that believed that people could recover from brain
injury. He devised a systematic approach to stimulating the brain to
promote wellness. His success rate was staggering with a population for
which there was little hope. I joined his beliefs and they quickly
became my own. I watched as brains that did not function became
functional. The overarching belief of the system was that cells in the
brain could take on new functions not previously ascribed to them, that
they were flexible.
Moving beyond this belief, what I came to
know to be true was that new brain cells could develop as well. With
the addition of Cellular Expansion and Healing, I witnessed new growth
where previously there had been profound damage. By addressing the
consciousness of the individual and their health challenges deeper
change and healing occurred.
In record time new neural
connections evolved. Speech developed where there had only been
silence, higher thought and reasoning replaced the ability to follow
simple commands. This early exploration of healing shaped my world view
of illness and the potential of the human body and consciousness. It
directly impacts the work I do today both with healing complex
illnesses such as autism and how I teach others about the world of
matter and consciousness.
I, as a mind, did not set up to move
beyond the initial belief offered to me. Rather, simply through
observing consciousness, I witnessed what unfolded. My experience was
so direct, so real, my mind did not question it. Instead, my mind
updated its reality with the new thought form, “new brain cells are
able to develop”. As I followed the pathways of energy and
consciousness I “knew” what to do next for patients, what would help
them evolve and heal. It wasn’t until this same physician questioned
how I knew what to do that I realized something unique had been
What I learned was that what I do not know is more
significant that what I do know. Operating from only what I knew
limited the palate of discovery. Opening to what I did not know meant I
was surrendering to something higher than my mind, that had direct
access to unlimited potential, knowledge and compassion. I was in fact
learning to be my larger self simply through the discovery of the
Each time we learn to open to our largeness we ask to
be of service, to have impact in our own lives and in the lives of
those around us. More than the mind directing reality, we step into the
experience of who we are and embrace the world from there. We learn to
be who we are, as composite beings of thought, emotion and energy.
our clarity, through thought, desire and understanding helps us as
personalities move forward into the realm of consciousness. When the
mind has some degree of comfort it will then be more willing to leap
into the unknown, to realize its full potential.
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