I'm pleased to finally announce the next upcoming new series of The Soul and The Ego workshops, which I know a few of you have been waiting for.
Moving into what is now the fifth series of workshops, and with no two series having been exactly the same, I can say these workshops are just getting better and better. The transformations we see in those who attend is nothing short of awe inspiring. The Council of 12 continue to take us (myself, Peter D and workshop participants) down new paths to our soul connections, rewarding those who seek to truly learn about themselves with the most wonderful understanding and tools to equip themselves with in life.
These workshops don’t actually force any specific thoughts or directly provide answers for you; they simply present a structure that allows you - the student - an opportunity to realise something about yourself (whether you were aware of it or not) and in the process, release old toxic unnecessary patterns that no longer serve you.
To book, phone 07 5485 0955, or for further details on the workshops and how each series works, check out our workshops page.
For those of you interstate, we have had numerous people travelling from across Australia to attend the workshops and can recommend local accommodation to assist your travel bookings.
Workshop 1: Saturday March 9 and Sunday March 10
Workshop 2: Saturday June 15 and Sunday June 16
Workshop 3: Saturday July 13 and Sunday July 14
Workshop 4: Saturday September 14 and Sunday September 15
Workshop 5: Saturday November 9 and Sunday November 10
If something is speaking to you about these workshops from inside, go with it. I look forward to seeing you for a great new year in 2013.
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I'm pleased to finally announce the next upcoming new series of The Soul and The Ego workshops, which I know a few of you have been waiting for.
I recently received a question from Trish on Facebook about what The Council Of 12’s thoughts are on euthanasia. It was such a great question and part of a larger subject I’ve found myself discussing of late, so wanted to share with you some thoughts, as it is important to understand this sensitive issue.
The Council of 12 view euthanasia in the same manner as they view suicide - they say euthanasia or suicide breaks the contract that you made before you came into this life.
In other words, people who willingly end their life break a cosmic law.
Before we are born, we gather with those Souls that are part of the group that we are in and work out how we can help each other and what lessons we will have to learn. Have you noticed how the most difficult people in your life teach you the greatest lessons? And how the most challenging times also hold the most valuable lessons? We have all heard the saying “What doesn’t break you, makes you”.
When the going gets tough and people feel they can’t take anymore, they may commit suicide or end their life before it would naturally end; they break the agreement they have made with their Soul group.
If they do take this path and end their journey prematurely, then they find themselves with some contract time unfinished. The Council of 12 have told us that our contract must be fulfilled; if it’s not, and you finish your life prematurely, your Soul has to return, reborn into a new body to complete the unfinished time it still had to go.
Those people will come back and live a life that will consist of the remaining years of the unfinished time of the previous life. This explains a good number of cot deaths; the individual concerned may have only had a few hours, days, weeks or months left, so they will live that long and die.
It also explains (but this is not the only reason) why many die young and are suddenly gone. Of course, those they have left have their own lessons in dealing with the grief/loss/sadness of losing a loved one.
In my experience as a hypnotherapist, I have noted that once a pattern of suicide/euthanasia begins, individuals tend to do it again in their next life. When the pressure comes on (as it will, for no-one can escape the lessons that they have chosen for themselves to learn), they tend to take a pathway that is familiar. So therefore, each following life gets shorter and shorter, until all of the contract time is complete.
A 15-year-old was sent to see me by her mother, after a suicide attempt. During her regression work, she revealed that she had taken her life at the same time in five previous lives.
When she reached around 15 years, the emotional pressure became too much, and again and again in each life she chose what became a more and more familiar pathway.
Her problem was that she was sent back immediately into the next life. This is the same for all who cut their life cycle short, whether it be suicide or euthanasia - they have to come back immediately, they have no chance to pause, as most do when they pass over, and review their life and reassess what comes next.
Since they haven’t completed their last cycle, this must be done before any assessment of future cycles can begin. The young girl who attended my office was helped to release a good deal of the stored emotion and given a broader understanding of her pattern. This hopefully would enable her to complete the cycle she had begun, and thus stop the short-cutting pattern she had become trapped in.
In summary, as hard as life may get, don’t shortcut your cycle, for you escape nothing. It’s rather like jumping from the frying pan into the fire; it only makes it worse and prolongs the progress of your Soul.
There are neither right things nor wrong things in life - we will all get where we need to. There are, however, better and healthier choices. When you get stuck, ask for some help, hang in there and you will come through the storms of life better, clearer, more understanding of yourself and others.
These principals and choices form part of the core learnings of The Soul & The Ego workshop series we conduct with The Council Of 12 and have helped the many that have attended tremendously. If you’re interested in attending the next series in 2013 (dates to be announced soon), get in touch via the contact page or sign-up to the mailing list to be notified of when registration will commence.
I recently viewed a documentary on DVD called ‘Thrive’, which does a great job of detailing how the world is controlled and manipulated by a few wealthy individuals with an insatiable quest for power and control of everyone and everything. This is what is often now referred to as the New World Order, although it has been with us in some form since the dawn of civilisation.
However, it is only in these modern times that controllers have deepened their lust for total global domination. While a growing number of people are seeing this falsity and corruption for what it is, the vast majority of everyday individuals still believe the lies and deceit to be real. If the average person in the street watched ‘Thrive’, they would probably disregard it as another conspiracy theory. This not to be unexpected - those that control have learnt how to manipulate, and most people believe what the media and the government feed them.
How do those of us that are aware of what is really going on respond? Can we do anything about New World Order or are we all doomed to financial and cultural slavery?
Yes, there is a way - so subtle that those behind the New World Order won’t even notice it is happening. I was a little disappointed to notice that the creators of ‘Thrive’ missed an incredible opportunity to explore and express it; or perhaps they weren’t even aware of it. The documentary’s conclusion for dealing with the New World Order was simply for people to make a stand and stop playing the games of the controllers. And while this does have merit and is part of the solution, there is another far more powerful way…
The problem is when we become aware of what is going on, we get angry – ‘how dare these bastards do this to the people of the planet!’ is a typical reaction. Yet this very reaction adds more energy to the darkness of the situation. Many start to do things to protest, to combat or voice their opinion; surprising as it may sound, this actually only further strengthens the New World Order.
If you openly verse them and make enough noise, the ones that control will seek you out. Look what they are currently trying to do to Julian Assange and many others littered through history. Focussing attention on the truth actually has little true value, because the group consciousness is so caught up in emotional reactions; the beliefs of the masses are only strengthened by this as the energy of those who protest add to the New World Order’s energy.
A far more powerful way to assist the planet and all those delightful individuals who simply wish to nurture with goodness and love is to change yourself. Then trust the world will be fine.
All life is vibration and there are two categories of vibration: one filled with light, the other with shadow. The outer world is a reflection of the world within us. As the darkness in the world is exposed, so the darkness within us is exposed. Or to put it the other way - as our darkness is exposed, the darkness in the world becomes more visible.
Once darkness is exposed, understanding comes. We can no longer be fooled. We come to know, understand, grasp the lesson and let it all go. We don’t believe the bullshit anymore. We are awakening and this is the key.
The way you help the planet is simple - sort out your own darkness.
Once you have exposed the darkness in yourself and cleared it, guess what happens to your vibration? It changes! It becomes finer and begins to resonate with light.
This resonance changes the planet. In fact, it changes the entire Universe. Yes, that’s how much of an effect you can have on the things around you. You positively affect the entire Universe.
Stop getting caught up in having opinions about how bad the world is and all the associated anger and frustration that comes with realising what the New World Order types are doing. The way I’m suggesting isn’t being passive, as some of you are thinking; it is being pro-active. You and I are on this planet to save ourselves, not the planet - mother earth knows how to take care of herself. In sorting out yourself, you help sort the Universe and the control freaks can’t do a single thing about it.
This is where your real power lies; this is the True World Order and the entire Universe stands behind you. The New World Order as we know it will crumble into dust.
Remember: the purpose of life is to come to know yourself. Change yourself and the world must change in wonderful ways.
Many blessings to you all.
As the weeks turned into months, my journey into the world of psychic healing continued. I learned something new every day from the old man, Terte. He was a remarkable healer who possessed a deep wisdom. He was quiet and humble. There was no fanfare; he had pride and seemed to have mastered his ego. My respect for him deepened.
In addition to his unique healing gifts, Terte had the ability to see deep into a person’s soul. This often occurred with little more than a passing glance on his behalf; such was the ability that this man had. I was beginning to learn that perception was the key for us all. That we all viewed life through the programs we carry, built on the experiences we have had along the journey of life. Terte seemed to be able to see without these filters.
Terte would often treat several hundred people in a morning session, something almost inconceivable to our western way of thought. It was an entirely different way of healing than anything I had seen before.
During my time with Terte, I also had the opportunity to witness many other different healers doing their work. Some were exceptional, and much to my amazement and disappointment, some who were complete frauds.
Using bloodied tissue and other materials positioned discreetly in their palms, they would fake the entire healing in exchange for a quick buck.
These are the con artists whom you will now find most often referred to in writings about psychic surgery and who have marred its well-deserved and incredible merits.
The first time I had witnessed true psychic surgery, I had no trouble believing it. However, when I first saw psychic fakery, I could NOT believe what I was seeing.
I had been invited to observe a Filipino healer named Jun. After he had begun ‘healing’, I noticed something weird; the only part of him that was touching the patient’s body were his fingertip, yet blood was seeping out of the back of his clenched hand.
As I continued to silently observe, I had to accept that this healer was palming pieces of “blood and guts”. And he wasn’t even doing it all that well. Once I had become aware of what he was doing, it was so obvious. However most who were watching were so caught up in the moment they weren’t aware of the deception unfolding in front of them.
My first reaction was shock and disbelief. To say I was shattered would be an understatement. I considered that maybe all the healers I had witnessed had been fraudulent. My next reaction was anger. It took some soul searching to find a place of understanding for fake ‘healers’. My main question was why would they do such a thing - deceiving genuine people in search of healing, taking advantage of people in sick and vulnerable states?
After some time, I eventually came to accept it all as an example of egos out of control. The ego is only concerned about itself, unlike the soul that sees all as one and cares as deeply for others as much as it cares for itself. The true healers were genuine in their quest to assist others; the frauds were only interested only in the glory and money.
In time, I came to understand that when true healing was taking place in a room, the entire energy shifted and a deep stillness pervaded the room. Conversely, the energy when fake healing was happening generated a flat or dead feeling. But the big giveaway was that the true healer had control of his/her ego; he or she had humility, while the fakes were true showmen who had no qualms flaunting their garish jewellery and expensive outfits.
When I asked Terte about the fake healers, he said that there were two types of healers: the ones who worked under the seven spirits of God, and those who worked under money. The money focused ones soon lost their power to heal.
I eventually found I knew immediately I walked into a therapy room whether or not a healer was genuine; I simply got to know and trust the sense of energy that came to me.
I realised I had been so lucky to have the humble Terte as a benchmark. The fake healers weren’t even fit to be his student, let alone his equal.
In the next post: learning to perform psychic surgery.
Today, I want to begin to share with you the story of one of most profound chapters of my life - my experiences with the pioneer psychic surgeon, Eleuterio Terte. Much has been written of psychic surgery over the years, much of it negative speculation for reasons that will become clear in this series of posts. Terte, however, was without a doubt a true healer and my life was forever changed from the years I spent under the tutorage of this gifted, wonderful man. It was an experience that I consider one of the most fortunate and greatest privileges of my life.
I first heard about Terte through a spiritual healer in Auckland, New Zealand. He had simply said, “If you go to the Philippines, Terte is the man you must see. He is an old man now. He is the original faith healer.”
In 1975, I decided to travel to the Philippines in search of him.
After searching for the best part of three months, I was one day wandering through the market place in Baguio City, the summer capital of the Philippines, when I heard a voice call out.
“Hey Joe! Who are you looking for?”
(Being white-skinned, the locals assumed you to be American).
On that particular day, I actually wasn’t looking for anyone. Yet I found myself asking about Terte.
“Do you know the old man Terte, the faith healer?” I asked.
“I know him well. I can take you to him now,” my newfound friend said.
I must admit I had already heard this said by many, all to no avail. The locals were so eager to please, they would naturally tell you whatever they thought you wanted to hear.
Yet, much to my surprise and delight, 10 minutes later our cab pulled up out side a modest house. It turned out to be the home of Arsenia, Terte’s daughter.
“Father has just now left,” the attractive young women explained. ”But don’t worry. I can take you to see him tomorrow,” she continued, sensing my disappointment at having missed him.
The next day, I set with Arsenia and after a challenging trip in a chauffeur driven ‘50s American limo, we arrived in a small village and pulled up outside a simple cement block shed. It turned out to be the home of Terte - the famed psychic healer.
I had already heard that Terte was not just any healer; he apparently had the ability to operate surgically with his bare hands. It was a challenging, almost incomprehensible, concept that I was about to witness and experience for myself.
It was also the start of a most remarkable chapter in my already remarkable life.
The besser block shed turned out to be a simple chapel. There was a small room to one side, which (I was to discover) was Terte’s sleeping quarter. The chapel was the central venue in which all services and healing took place.
We were asked who among us required healing; a line up quickly formed, each person waiting expectantly for Terte, the famed healer. After some time, a little Chinese looking man appeared. He seemed nervous and shy. Nothing like I was expecting, yet come to think about it, I didn’t know what I was expecting.
I was rather alarmed to see that I was the solitary white face lined up with a dozen or so locals.
I stood before Terte, who turned out to be one of the most humble men I have ever encountered.
He muttered something, and then moved on to the next person.
“What did he say?” I asked his daughter, who was also translating for me.
“Father says you have cancer of the lung,” she replied.
“Cancer of what?” I muttered in pure disbelief.
Terte turned back, sensing my alarm.
“Don’t worry Sir, I can fix,” he said.
My mind was spinning. I felt sick. Cancer of the lung! If any of you have ever received such a diagnosis, you will know where I was in that moment.
“Lie down on the table, Sir.”
I can still recall that hard wooden bench I was laid upon. Someone had placed a bible under my head that felt even harder than the bench.
Terte’s kind almost childlike eyes held mine; seconds later, I felt the impact of his fingers as they hit my abdomen, winding me. I felt his fingers physically enter inside my abdomen. It felt like he was tugging on something inside me.
The next moment, Terte triumphantly held up a bloodied mass.
He then proceeded to do the same thing with my chest. There was the initial impact, followed by the probing fingers physically inside me. There was no pain - just a definite feeling of something being extracted from my body.
I opened my eyes and looked into the twinkling eyes of this remarkable man.
“You are healed, Sir,” he said with a bright smile.
I sat up and stood up somewhat shakily, then staggered out into the sunlight and promptly vomited under a papaya tree. I looked down at my abdomen and chest. There was only a small amount of blood. I would soon learn that Terte was also often referred to as the bloodless healer; he had control of the bleeding, so there were often no wounds and little blood remaining at his entry points on the body.
Challenging as it was, I later came to find an understanding of what happened that day. Terte was a psychic; he saw beyond the physical. The sickness that he saw and interpreted as cancer was in my energy body. It may well have become cancer later in my life, had I not learned to clear my unexpressed emotion.
Psychic surgery removes the roots of the sickness, which causes the physical lump/tumour to dissolve.
I was also to learn that unless the emotional issues that had initially begun the sickness were dealt with, the sickness would return. This explained why so often psychic healing helped for a short time before the sickness returned.
These learnings and much, much more would soon unfold on my journey with Terte. I had began what was to be a two year journey into healing under the teaching of a wonderful man they called the bare handed surgeon. What I had experienced that day was very real. However, before my time in this wonderful country was up, I would experience the other side of the healing world - psychic fakery. The Philippines was to prove to be a land of contradiction and contrast of truth and falsehood…
More to follow shortly in Psychic Surgery Part Two: Psychic Fakery