It's a huge victory to think, 'This is all I can do right now. And that's fine. I cannot help everyone, fix everything or be at a higher place than I am right at this moment." Accepting reality means accepting that we are average in our emotions, problems and relationships. That is a victory.
Love Yehuda Lave
Spiritual healing 'works!"
SPIRITUAL healing dramatically improves symptoms in longstanding illnesses, a study has found. The two-year project, the largest of its kind, is one of the first rigorous scientific studies to show this often-maligned treatment improves health as claimed.By LUCY JOHNSTON - EXCLUSIVEPUBLISHED: 00:01, Sun, May 20, 2018
Spiritual healing dramatically improves symptoms in longstanding illnesses, a study has found
It involved 200 patients with hard-to-treat gut problems including irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease and colitis.
Half were treated with conventional medicine only and half with non-faith healing therapy alongside their usual conventional treatment for the first three months.
Then the group that had only received conventional medicine received a series of spiritual healing sessions.
During the six-month trial, the researchers measured patients' symptoms, pain level, quality of life and well-being, and concluded that adding spiritual healing to conventional care showed significant improvements that were sustained for six months.
Now the researchers from the University of Birmingham Medical School and Good Hope Hospital, Birmingham, want to see if spiritual healing improves the health of patients with other treatmentresistant conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome.
Dr Sukhdev Singh, consultant gastroenterologist from Good Hope Hospital, said: "I do not know how it works, however, many studies have evaluated the effectiveness of spiritual healing but this is one of the first which has been conducted with proper scientific rigour."
The therapy involved a healer "channelling healing energy", either with or without touch. The findings of the study are to be presented at the United European Gastroenterology Week in Vienna.
The results are published in the European Journal of Integrative Medicine and a book Healing In A Hospital.
Anecdotal reports of the benefits of spiritual healing include that of Michael Flatley, 59, the IrishAmerican creator of Riverdance who could barely walk after a virus.
Quotes from my sister
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius Teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher
A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who has never owned a car. Carrie Snow Stand-up comedian, comic writer
A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools. Spanish Proverb
I may be a living legend, but that sure don't help when I've got to change a flat tire. Roy Orbison Singer, songwriter and musician
Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest. Laurence Sterne Novelist and clergyman.
When your dreams tire, they go underground and out of kindness that's where they stay. Libby Houston Poet, botanist, and rock climber
You must never tire fighting Satan. Abraham Cahan Socialist newspaper editor, novelist, and politician
If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning. Catherine Air Pseudonym of novelist Kinn Hamilton McIntosh
A man's got to do what a man's got to do. A woman must do what he can't. Rhonda Hansome Stand-up comedian, writer, director, and actress
When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping.Men invade another country. Elayne Boosler Comedian
Behind every successful man is a surprised woman. Maryon Pearson Known for her sharp tongued wit
The words of the wise are heard with pleasantness (Ecclesiastes 9:17)
The Talmud states that on Friday afternoon, a person must alert his household to prepare the necessities for Shabbos. However, he must do so in a soft voice, so that his words will be obeyed.
Many late Friday afternoons, people feel themselves under pressure while rushing to prepare for Shabbos. If one sees that some things have not yet been done, it is easy to lose composure and scream at other members of the household. The Talmud cautions against doing so and implies that shouted instructions are less likely to be carried out.
A politician who had concluded an address inadvertently left a copy of his speech on the lectern. In the margins were comments indicating manners of delivery, e.g. "gesture," "clap hands," "slow and emphatically," etc. At one point he had written, "Argument awfully weak here. Scream loudly."
If we have something of substance to say, the message will be adequately conveyed in a soft tone, because the content alone will carry it. Only when our words have little substance do we seek to make an impression by delivering them with many decibels.
Even in situations of great urgency, we have no need to lose our composure. I can attest that when life-threatening emergencies presented themselves in the hospital, greater efficiency and more rapid response ensued when everyone kept a cool head.
The words of Solomon are correct. The wise speak pleasantly, and those who shout may not be wise.
Today I shall ...
keep my voice soft and pleasant at all times, especially when I have something urgent to communicate.
Religion Under Fire
Meet Kelvin Cochran, he was fired from his job as fire chief of Atlanta for expressing his faith.
"I was shocked that writing a book encouraging Christian men to be the husbands and fathers that God has called us to be would jeopardize my job."