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THE POWER OF BELIEF

I have talked earlier about how belief-systems can influence, not only our behavior but also our health. A few times I have had clients with, sometimes serious, dis-ease. During the course of treatments this changed. I don’t look to “heal” people, that’s not my business, but I help them to understand themselves and their reactions better and along the way they heal themselves, once they find balance and peace within. If a person seriously believes that his/her problem will create more ill-health, it will. And they will constantly be waiting for it.

I worked with a man who had a heart-condition; his heart would start racing out of control. It all started at a difficult time in his life and each time he saw his doctor he was told that this would get worse and probably kill him. He was on double medication and the doctor was pressing him about getting operated with a 50/50 chance of recovery. During the months that he saw me the occurrence of his heart racing dropped little by little and he stopped one of the medicines on his own. (I never meddle with people’s meds, that is between them and their doctors.) We worked with the original cause, his stress-management and talked about what he experienced – making him aware of himself and his reactions. When his heart sometimes would start racing, he could bring it down with simple relaxation-techniques, such as breathing. Still his doctor told him his condition would get worse and eventually kill him. The guy just stopped believing it, because he could feel himself getting better and found that he could control his problem when it would arise.

We believe what we are told, especially if the person who tells us is somebody we give authority.

The power of belief is much used within sports, for example; Part of coaching is strengthening the winning belief. You can run faster and jump higher. Much work goes into visualisation and mind-movies, creating the idea of success in the individual. This goes for all situations in life; if you truly believe you can succeed, you probably will. Every time we say “I can’t do that”, we obviously won’t be able to. But do you remember the time when you wanted to do something so badly that you could “taste” it? And how it became possible? This is what I am talking about. Everything is possible! Belief starts in the head and we need to stoke it, make it burn high. That is when we will succeed. Don’t listen to all the negative remarks, just stick to your belief and go for it! It’s all about your personal power.

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Robert Fisk: The crimewave that shames the world – Robert Fisk, Commentators – The Independent

Robert Fisk: The crimewave that shames the world – Robert Fisk, Commentators – The Independent.

This article is very long, and I read it all. The killing of women for “honor” is something we know about, it happens all over the world – even in the well-to-do western world. In the article crimes against women are listed; they are all to do with sexuality (even imagined) and freedom of choice. I ponder over this relentless need to control women – what is it really about; power? control? fear? Probably all of them.

Many years ago I met an African man who told me about his tribe; the children all carried their names from their mothers (… son of …) because, as he said, the mother is the only real guarantee to where you come from. There are also other tribes in Africa who condone honor-killings and female circumcision – where lies the difference between, sometimes, neighbouring tribes and why?

Female circumcision is another human rights crime. Again, what is it really about? And most of all; where does this blood-lust come from? This has nothing to do with religion, that is only an excuse.