Fear of FlyingWritten by Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
The plane was bouncing hard as we were starting our decent into Albuquerque. Living in Santa Fe, I’ve flown in and out of Albuquerque airport a lot due to my workshop schedule. It’s always bumpy.
The woman sitting next to me was gripping armrests and shaking, scared to death. I turned to her and asked her if she would like some help. She nodded.
“Don’t worry, nothing bad is going to happen. We are safe.”
“How do you know that?” she asked.
“If you were to move out of what your mind is telling you that is scaring you and open to a different Source of Truth, you would know too. Your mind, which is devoted to trying to control things, is freaking out due to feeling so out of control. It’s this feeling of being out of control that is scaring you. And, of course, you have no control over plane or over pilot. But if you tune into real Source of Truth, which is definitely not your mind, you will know that we are safe. Imagine that your mind is like your personal computer, which only contains what has been programmed into it. Imagine that Source of Truth is like Internet – a vast network of information that you can easily access. Imagine Source of Truth as a beautiful light filled with all wisdom of universe. Open to learning with this Source of Truth and ask, ‘Are we safe?’ Try it and see what happens. Just focus your whole being on wanting to know truth.”
The women was terrified enough to try it, even though I think she thought I was crazy. She closed her eyes and focused on question, “Are we safe?” A moment later she opened her eyes, clearly surprised.
“I heard in my mind, ‘You are safe.’ Did I just make that up?”
“How do you feel if you decide to believe it?”
“Much better! I’m not feeling so scared!”
“That’s because our emotions are an accurate guide of whether or not we are telling ourselves truth. Our emotions are a great gift from our Source. We will always feel badly when we are telling ourselves a lie, and we will feel happy and peaceful when we are operating from Truth. You were terrified because you were telling yourself a lie, and now you are fine because you are telling yourself truth. Whether you believe this is coming from within you or from without is not important. What is important is to know that you can access Truth. I always ask this question BEFORE I fly, so that I know whole time that I am safe, bumps and all.”
The Key To Self LiberationWritten by Christiane Beerlandt
HEALTH Good in Your Skin Invited by Albertville Health Group, Christiane Beerlandt came from Ostend to explain at length psychological and emotional origins of most important diseases and symptoms that can strike us. She underlined deeper meaning of earthly life and, especially, our self-healing powers. One has never seen an elephant swinging by a frail liana, no more than a monkey dragging a heavy load! This image could summarize — a little irreverently, however — words of Christiane Beerlandt. She wrote several books in field of psychology, health, nutrition, philosophy, and wellness. “Not going against nature, being and staying yourself, stout or thin, always good in your skin.” Last Tuesday evening, at “Val des Roses” Theater, Christiane Beerlandt spoke in her mother tongue, Dutch. Her words were faithfully translated by her husband, Dr. Dirk Lippens. Christiane Beerlandt is endowed with an extraordinary talent enabling her to consciously draw information from her deep source of wisdom. This is case, among others, in one of her books, entitled “The Key to Self-Liberation — 1000 Diseases and their Psychological Origins,” which has become a standard reference work for laymen as well as for doctors. She does not base herself on any existing work or on external observation of diseases or sick persons. “Happenings, phenomena, or diseases that occur in our lives don’t come up abruptly. They don’t happen by coincidence, they are not sent to us by some power or some god.” We have to look for causes in ourselves. We attract everything ourselves, energetically. Every happening or phenomenon in our lives is expression of something taking place on an underlying level: in our psyches, in our emotional lives, in realm of our convictions and expectations. In this way, human being creates his own life and happenings in his life, good or bad. All this mostly takes place on an unconscious level; this explains fact that most people say it “just” happens to them time and again. “In fact, we are not aware that everything is linked energetically, that human being constantly creates his own reality in accordance with his expectations and psychological state. Therefore, we can look in ourselves to find deeper causes of certain unpleasant things that happen to us, and undertake to solve them.” The Cult of Slenderness: Utterly Absurd! Fatalism will only play a role in our lives as long as we believe in it. According to speaker, illnesses are like signals: “Always ask yourself ‘why,’ and then make necessary adjustments on your path.” However, it’s author’s opinion that there aren’t any specific techniques required to do this.