I grew up in an extremely conservative Fundamentalist Christian church. We were not allowed any dancing, smoking, TV, radio, or associating with outsiders, and women were not allowed to wear trousers.
When I was a little girl I was sexually abused by a man in his 60s. I told my parents, but they insisted that it was a bad dream. My mother told me that God and prayer would heal me. As a result I never received therapy.
I spent years avoiding all men and grew up with a total aversion to sex.
I am now nearly 30 and feel lost and detached from my life. I have tried counselling and Christianity but it made no difference. God does not seem to be helping and counselling is very slow and expensive.
I am now in my first relationship and I am going to lose this man because I am disgusted by all forms of affection – even kissing.
I would like to heal my broken spirit and be happy in a relationship. How do I do that?
I am 34 years old. About two months ago my life changed drastically. I went to see a chiropractor for a number of issues, including menstrual problems, knee, back and neck pain, and acid reflux. I have been to other chiropractors and knew what to expect. However, I got more than I bargained for.
My acid reflux is gone. My knee and back feel a lot better. I am much less stressed and feel a lot more relaxed.
The biggest change is in my spiritual life. in the past I was interested in spiritual stuff and I read many books. I got to a point where I thought I had all the knowledge, and I felt no significant difference in my life. I kind of closed off that side of me and just got on with life.
A few weeks ago I started meditating – I never thought I would even try it, but I am really enjoying it and I can feel a change in me. I have also noticed specific numbers coming up around me all the time.
Against that background I want to tell you about two very strange dreams I had recently.
The first was when I woke up at 3am and felt wide awake. I decided to do a guided meditation on my earphones so that I could get back to sleep. That is where things got really strange. I am sure I was awake, but at the same time I was not awake – it is difficult to explain. I know I was lying in my bed, and the words ‘I am ready’ came into my mind. Then suddenly I had a VERY intense feeling throughout my entire body – as if I was vibrating or being electrocuted. It felt incredibly good, and I felt blissful and light. My eyes were closed and I was unable to open them.
I remember a high pitch noise in my one ear, and my hands were shaking so much that I could not keep them on the bed.
I remember thinking that I was probably receiving some kind of energy.
I then woke up and felt incredibly good. I went straight back to sleep and slept for a few hours without any dreams, and woke up feeling refreshed and amazingly good.
The second dream, a few nights later, was much less pleasant. I dreamt of being on a rollercoaster and being very scared. I heard an evil laugh and was so afraid that I was completely paralyzed.
I could see myself lying in bed next to my husband, who was fast asleep. In my dream I was trying to wake him up, but I could not get even a word out. I finally started crying and that woke my husband (in my dream) and all he said was that I must get back to sleep. I finally woke up and wrote the dream down, and then went back to sleep again.
Am I right in connecting these weird dreams with the treatment from the chiropractor?
I have recently read two books that had such an impact on me. They are The Book of Not Knowing by Peter Ralston, and Actualizations: You Don’t Have To Rehearse To Be Yourself by Stewart Emery.
I cannot tell you how these books have impressed me – I felt that both of them just touched a chord in me and permanently changed my life.
I was wondering whether you can recommend any books that have made an impact on your life? 144
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I am in my early twenties and on the surface have a lovely life. I have a good job, beautiful wife, nice car and big home. I have every reason to be happy, but I am quite stressed.
The reason for my stress is that I feel lost in this world and I have crazy thoughts and questions. I want to know why people blink, how we think, how we see and why we can only see ourselves when we look in a mirror. Why is it that when I read I hear the words in my head without saying them out loud?
I have all these questions and they are taking over when I just want to live and have fun like my mates. I want to be a good husband and provider, but it feels like the more questions I ask, the more stressed out I get.
How do I stop these thoughts? I am supposed to see a psychologist to get some help. What do I tell the psychologist?
After my recent DNA activation to 144 strands my insides feel like someone keeps hitting them with a tuning fork.
What can I do to feel better again?
I have read and learned so much on my spiritual journey and it really has changed me for the better. My problem is that I can now see how other people struggle and I want to help them get out of their comfort zone and have the same breakthroughs I had.
At the moment all I can do is share my intellectual knowledge with people but that seems to confuse more than to helps them. As a result, people move away from me when I only want to help them.
How do I become a real teacher without putting people off?
I understand that the Universe forms a whole, and that we are part of that whole. I also understand that we are the whole Universe.
I also believe that it is important for us to leave the lower energy levels behind and open up to our Divine self, so that we can become whole and move from thinking about the Universe to acting like the Universe.
My question is: how do I leave these lower energy levels behind and become my divine self?
For the past two weeks my fiancée is unable to eat any rice or noodles. When she does eat, she vomits and feels nauseous.
She has been hospitalized and has lost a lot of weight in the past two weeks. All the medical tests look fine but the problem has not gone away.
Please help us to get this resolved.
I am in senior school. About a year ago I became very ill and started vomiting. It was really bad at the time, and I had to see a number of doctors before it got better.
I still have to take medicine daily, and I still vomit three or four times a week for no reason. This is much better than it was, but I am still far from well. I feel nauseous and tired most of the time.
Because of this, last year I missed most of the school year. This year is a bit better, but it is really difficult to concentrate at school when I feel like vomiting. I have arranged with friends to help me stay on top of my schoolwork, and so far I am coping.
However, my parents don’t understand. Whenever I feel I am unable to cope with going to school and that I should rather stay at home, we have an argument. They want me to go to school every day, even when I feel I won’t be able to cope. This is additional stress which none of us need.
I know I need to finish school and I am doing everything I can to do that, but my parents don’t see my side.
How can I explain to them that when I get up and feel too ill to go to school even if I want to, I am not bunking?
A 17-year-old American girl openly declared that she is gay. She took her girlfriend to the school prom. Her parents summarily enrolled her into a Christian school where she would for a year not have any contact with the outside world. The school apparently is known for “praying the gay away”.
This happened in the year 2017, not in 1317, and in the USA, not some backwater country with a paternalistic, dictatorial belief system.
The girl’s parents sent her to the school so that they could ensure the daughter they were given in this life is “changed”. Talk about conditional love … And they could do this because legally she is still under age and there is nothing she can do to get out of this “school”.