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Healing is a Spiritual Pursuit: BE YOUR SELF AND BE WELL #BookReview and #AuthorInterview


 

Hiebert_cvr_comp3One of the most useful guides I’ve ever read for self-healing and for energy healers is Be Yourself and Be Well: Connecting with your Soul’s Power to Heal. Dr. Steven Hiebert provides inspirational words and exercises to help the reader access the power of their own spirit… the power that makes healing possible.

Dr. Hiebert emphasizes the loving energy that is the basis of everything, the energy that provides all the answers to who you are and what you want. The transformation he writes of is achieved by starting on the soul level, where you can access your full potential, working outward from there.

“Once you see your Self as whole and undamaged, you will begin to create that image in your life.”

This powerful yet easy-to-follow book shows you how to achieve a deeper awareness, and transcend the obstacles that afflict the body and mind. It will teach you to quiet the busy mind/ego so you can reconnect with the divine energy within, focusing your attention on how you feel and how you want those in need of healing to feel.

The exercises at the end of each chapter range from Seeing yourself as a Spiritual Being, to Listening to Pain to find the deeper meaning behind it, and Finding and Living your Dreams. I found these exercises extremely helpful — they can be applied over and over again, making this book an invaluable resource you’ll want to keep on your shelf.

“If you can access the healing power the creator placed inside you, you can heal anything.”

This book could change the way you think about health and healing, helping you find the peace and contentment within your “Self” that are the most powerful tools for creating health and well-being… while releasing the stress that creates pain and sickness.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Many thanks to Dr. Hiebert, a healer, teacher, and doctor of chiropractic in St. Paul, Minnesota, who answers my questions here.

What overall message would you like readers to take away from your book?

You can heal! Healing comes from the power of your own soul which is timeless, eternal, and capable of almost anything. There is a quote from Walter M Miller, Jr. I include at the beginning of chapter two. “You don’t have a soul… You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily.” In other words, you’re not the body you live in. You’re the soul or inner-spirit. As such, you are the life-force that animates the body you live in. That is where healing comes from. There is no limit to what you can do when you access the healing power of your own soul. This is why the healing exercises at the end of each chapter are so important. When you connect with your true Self, you initiate your own healing.

What would you say is the difference between being “healed” and “cured?”

Many people think being healed and cured are the same thing. If you’re healed, you’re cured. And if you’re cured, you’re healed. But it just isn’t the case. I make this simple distinction: cure is for your body; healing is for your overall Self. Modern medicine can cure many illnesses. But, there is little to no healing involved. Cure is done to you. On the other hand, healing comes from you and requires your full participation. Healing comes from the awakening of your soul.

I love the way you explain the difference between the voice of the ego and the true self. Can you summarize that?      

The voice of the ego is the one that speaks in your head using a human language. It judges, categorizes, criticizes, and is the source of every negative thought. If you find you’re being hard on yourself for making a mistake, that’s your ego talking. It demands perfection yet rarely gets it. The true Self doesn’t use a human language. You can’t hear it in your head. It speaks quietly using feelings, sensations, and simple awareness. You experience it in your body; most often in your chest. The true Self is always open and accepting. It seeks understanding, connection, and is aware of the interconnectedness of all things. When you love someone no matter what they’ve done, that is an expression of your true Self.

You repeat several times in your writing, “You were made by love, as love, and for love.” Can you explain that further?        

Oh, I’m so glad you asked this question! People accurately say that the divine is love. Any time you see the words divine or creator, you can replace them with love. You were created by the divine (love), who made you in the same image (love). Your first and most important task in life is to be who you were created to be (love). Another foundational purpose of the healing exercises is to help you connect with the love the divine has for you and placed within you.

What would you say energy healers do to assist another person’s healing?   

Energy healers, each in their own way, call forward the spirit of the person being healed. That is what facilitates the healing. The things an energy healer does can be useful. But they are not what creates the healing. The power isn’t in the technique or method. The power is in the person. The most effective energy healers appreciate that their most powerful tool is their own spiritual presence and awareness. For example, if I listen carefully and ask the right question, it will often help a client discover they already know a solution to their problem. They feel empowered and take charge of their own healing.

How does one “return to the pain and express it” in a healing way?   

Most of our inner pain is a combination of beliefs and feelings. When those feelings are unexpressed they get swept under the rug, but their energy lives on. Under the rug is not gone. You will need to lift up the corner of the rug to see what’s under there. Then allow whatever it is to be expressed. The feelings are an energy looking for expression. By giving them voice, through purpose and intention, that energy gets released. As it is released, it no longer covers up the love and beauty of your true Self, and healing takes place.

While you offer many healing exercises, what would you say is the best way for a person to access the power of their own spirit?      

All the healing exercises have the same foundational purpose. They are specifically designed to help you deepen your connection with your own spirit. The healing journey is inward. To access the power of your own spirit, you must be quiet, look inward, and listen. But it’s a different kind of listening than most of us are used to. Because it’s not listening to words. In the beginning, it will most likely seem like you’re listening to nothing. But that “nothing” is filled with life. And that life is you. The healing exercises are guides to aid you in gaining a deeper awareness and connection with your true Self.

How can readers connect with you and purchase your book?          

I can be reached by email at drstevenh@aol.com. My books are for sale on my website at drstevenhiebert.com/authorYou can also connect with me on Facebook at DrStevenHiebert.

Namaste!

Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra DiariesChakra SecretsBalance Your Chakras-Balance Your Lifeand The Chakra Energy Diet
www.theChakras.org

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Wake Up: Spiritual Enlightenment Uncloaked, Book Review and Interview


Wake Up coverGuest reviewer Ernesta Marku is a founder of DiscoveredMindPower. A personal life coach and NLP Practitioner, she strives to help people “Live a Purposeful Life with Courage & Confidence.”

Wake Up: Spiritual Enlightenment Uncloaked is an amazingly inspirational book. I read it and then re-read it, and now find myself dipping into it regularly. The book talks directly to you, presenting what are often complicated spiritual concepts in a simple, clear way.

What sets this book apart is the energy that runs through it. It’s unusual because it isn’t the author’s voice speaking to you. Helen Jane Rose wrote the book through a form of automatic writing, and you actually experience the channelled energy as you read the words. It’s a powerful read with a strong message, urging us to remember who we really are, to trust our intuition, break free from control and have faith to courageously pursue our purpose for being here.

The quotations used throughout the book add to the central themes and act as powerful reminders. It’s a comforting and inspiring read that will appeal to new seekers and also those who are familiar with spiritual thought.

Here Helen Jane Rose answers Ernesta’s questions:

Ernesta: Wake Up: Spiritual Enlightenment Uncloaked is a very unusual book, how did you come to write it?

Helen: In my early 30’s, I had a bit of a breakdown. I was living a life that on the outside looked pretty perfect (having moved from the UK to the live in the Caribbean) but I was really unhappy in myself and my life. A friend at the time suggested I go to see a counselor, which I did. The counselor suggested that I try inner child healing, which I’d never heard of before. After our first session I followed his instructions, asking a question with my right hand and answering with my left. What happened next was life changing for me. My pen started moving so quickly without me knowing what I was writing. Although it was messy I could just about read what I had written. When I read it back I was in shock. It definitely wasn’t from my hurt inner child. It was deep profound wisdom about the spiritual path, awakening to my true self and so much about the world that I’d never ever thought about before.

Ernesta: Did you keep writing after that?

Helen: Yes I did, every day and kept it a secret. I started to receive guidance as to how to get out of the situation I was in. It was practical and profound all at the same time and totally mad because I never ever knew what I was going to write and always read it back in amazement!

Ernesta: Did you come up with the idea for the book?

Helen: No I didn’t. I hadn’t even thought about writing a book. It happened without me realizing it to be honest. When I read back what I had written one day I realized that the writing style had changed and the information wasn’t for me personally but for other people, and that’s when a book started to be formed. I had no idea when it would finish and didn’t understand hardly any of it when I read it back. It was way beyond my beliefs and perception at the time.

Ernesta: How long did it take for the book to be written?

Helen: I would try and write at the same time each day but then it became sporadic. Often quite late at night I’d feel the urge to sit and write when the house was quiet. I still find it incredible and so peaceful that beyond my little mind a book was brought into form that I consciously couldn’t have planned, because I didn’t understand it! I think it was written over about 6 months. But it took me years before I could honestly say that I understood what was written. In fact I was told, through writing, that I wouldn’t be ready to get the book out until I had understood and experienced its teachings! It’s taken me a long time to get there, that I can tell you.

Ernesta: It’s so unusual for an author to write a book that they then learn from themselves. What’s been the best piece of advice from the book for you personally?

Helen: Wake Up helped me to realize the control I had subjected myself to in my personal life and also from the world at large – it’s been a big issue for me throughout my life but I honestly only realized the extent of it after reading the book. It woke me up to first realizing this truth and then to take action to stop it. To have finally broken the chains and healed those wounded parts of me feels like a miracle!

Ernesta: What advice would you give to someone who’s interested in trying this type of writing for themselves?

Helen: First of all, make it a priority and start to do it every day. You won’t think you’re doing it right at first but with practice and with clear intention you will be. You must make time each day if you want to succeed and reap the benefits. We tend to spend too much time doing things that we don’t really want to do but feel we should, at the expense of putting time into what we really want to do – that make us genuinely happy. I can remember feeling guilty about the amount of time I was spending writing but it’s what I loved to do so it was crazy that I was having that inner battle for so long.

Get a pen or pencil and a pad. Ideally buy a special pad just for your writing. You’ll be amazed when you read back and see how you get better and better. Make sure you find somewhere quiet where you won’t be disturbed and switch your phone off. It’s really important that it’s totally quiet without any distractions. Set your intention to first connect with your soul and intentionally forget about everything else in your mind – worries, what to do’s. Intend to literally get out of your mind.

Ask your soul a question with your right hand and then swap the pen into your left hand. You may not be able to clearly read what you are writing but it will help to open your channel to higher wisdom and guidance.  It’s so important to write the first thing that comes to you. Don’t wait – just write the first thing and don’t judge it. It will feel like you’re making it up – but when you read it back you’ll realize you weren’t.

Helen Jane Rose is the also the author of To Fear, With Love. To read her blog or find out about her one-to-one sessions, please visit www.soulconsiousbeing.com.

For more writings by Ernesta Marku visit discoveredmindpower.com.

Namaste!

Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries, Chakra Secrets, Balance Your Chakras-Balance Your Life and The Chakra Energy Diet

www.theChakras.org

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