From Skeptic To Believer

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Where do I begin regarding a very important aspect of my Life?  In thinking about this, I have chosen to begin with the year 1988.

My exciting career as an SICU RN (Surgical Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse) began straight out of nursing school in that year of 1988.  My Heart had guided me to choose this career, and nothing and no one could or did convince me otherwise.  My belief then was western medicine was superior to all medicines of the world.

I would classify myself then as a professional snob.  I looked down my high fluent nose at people who “dabbled” in herbs and Homeopathy.  What did they know?  Nothing, in my opinion.  Western medicine was THE way of healing.  I was thoroughly convinced.  Besides, I felt important being a nurse and a part of this superior science called western medicine.

Then 1993 came along and my entire Life changed in a blink of any eye when I sustained a severe back injury while at work.  I chose a surgeon I trusted and who I worked with, who in my opinion was the best.  After two back surgeries, I was left bed bound unable to walk because I could not put any weight on my right foot without causing excruciating pain to my right leg and back.  I was in this position for almost two years.

In that time, I became a drug addict, my drug dealer being a doctor who was more then happy to supply me with seven major medications, all extremely addictive. When I realized I was loosing feeling down the entire right side of my body, I jolted awake as if from a very long and bad dream.  I knew right there, if I did not start moving and getting myself off these drugs, I would die.

I continued taking these drugs to assist me to deal with pain (OH you have NO idea!) when I began to move in order to get my body out of bed.  Years worth of taking these drugs did gain me one very good thing … my body became stronger as I turned to exercise to get me walking again.

When I decided it was time to get off these drugs I turned to the drug dealer doctor for help in the withdrawal process. He outright refused to help me and told me how I still needed these medications due to the severe pain I was experiencing.  I, having the medical knowledge I do, opted to withdrawal on my own.  This was in the year 2001.

That, my friends, is a very LONG story in of itself for another day perhaps.  For now know I succeeded getting off those drugs after going through months of horrific withdrawal leaving me with barely any hair on my head, broken teeth, and with the inability to understand the written word.  I also forgot how to write.  In the withdrawal process, my brain was damaged from the thousands of seizures I experienced.

Left in the ashes of ruin, I no longer believed in western medicine.  My faith was completely shattered.  I turned to alternative medicine for help and to my horror there too I found the greed and a false sense of security, just as I found in western medicine.  Shocked, not knowing what to do, I began the journey of taking the responsibility of learning myself what I needed to in order to bring this body back to health.

Today I know a little about a lot of things, but basically I know what I do regarding herbs and what I don’t know I research and study as I go along.  I know Homeopathy which myself and my husband have studied and are still studying.  I know acupressure, massage, chiropractic adjustments for cats, and Healing Touch.  I also know how to send Healing Energy with “thought” through “Heart”.

I have combined all these things with my medical knowledge I obtained as a nurse.  In looking back I now know my Heart had guided me to experience western medicine in order to see not only through the faults, but to also bring with me valuable knowledge that I still am using today in my ministry of caring for my special needs cats, a special needs husband, and of course, myself.

I went from a snob with attitude towards people who practiced alternative medicine to my present day of being a very strong advocate for herbs, eastern medicine, and Homeopathy.  I, as well as my husband and cats, stay away from all vaccines, from all invasive procedures, all x-rays, all over 50 protocol tests and probes and what nots, and instead we base our Sacred Lives on preventative (gentle) medicine to stay healthy.  I also am a firm advocate of exercise.

The skeptic has now turned into a believer that there really is a better way to address our health issues then just with western medicine alone.  So much has to be changed within western medicine itself, but with the majority of the practitioners having closed minds to even consider anything else, how is change going to happen?  I’ll tell you how, by personal experience just like what happened to me.  And let’s not forget all the millions of people who are now turning to alternative means to help themselves rather then turning to western medicine as their first choice.

In closing, I taught myself to read and to write.  For those of you who are reading this, know how much I cherish the written word and how very very grateful I am that I tenaciously for years insisted that I again would understand the written word, but not only that, would write it.  Think upon those things as you read my words.  A Miracle is what I am.  And I know it!

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113 thoughts on “From Skeptic To Believer

    1. Cuz, you are more then welcome. Please excuse my absence from your place. I’ve been in the middle of pulling Molly from death’s door and getting her stabilized. It has been one of those weeks where I hardly could catch my breath. Still working on getting Molly’s breathing back to normal. I have hope she will make it. If all goes well, and I do plan on it, I will be back to seeing you over at your place next week. Have a wonderful weekend, my cuz from the east! Love, AmyRose ❤

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  1. There are too many people in this country who are reliant upon medication. My husband and myself do not take prescription drugs….and recently added to that list ibuprophen and any naproxium drug. Exercise and healthy eating and vitamins (we are over 50) help to replenish our aging bodies.
    Oh we stray from healthy eating at times…and forget a day of vitamins….but we certainly believe that the body was made by a creator who gifted the body so that with all things in balance, it could heal itself. I have experienced that too after having a surgery that did not help me at all. Congrats on lis

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    1. I must take a thyroid hormone due to my thyroid quitting a few years back and I have one med that I do take for pain that I am still contending with. I am still searching for a natural means to bring my body fully back to a pain free existence. The Yoga I do, the walking I do, the good diet I eat, the supplements I take, all have over the years brought me to a healthy existence. I have just ordered some Ayurvedic herbs for Molly and myself and am keeping all fingers crossed they work!
      Thank you for your comment!!! Good for you for taking responsibility for yourself and working with your natural ability to stay healthy. You are a shining example of what people should do … taking their own health seriously by living consciously aware of how to best prevent illness. Keep up the great work!!!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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    1. I too believe in the power we have within ourselves to heal. When we use the right natural means to assist our bodies/mind to heal, we do heal. I’ve seen it time and time again not only with me, not only with my husband, but with our cats as well. ❤

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    1. I’m the better person for it, Gigi. Yes it was a nightmare yet it showed me how important it is to educate ourselves about our most valuable asset … ourselves! The menality today that medicine is responsible for our health … tell me, when did THAT happen????? Yee gads! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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    1. I agree, George. How my life has been one learning experience after the other!! It seems the theme is “don’t give up”. (smile) There are aspects of w. medicine that are really good, yet so much of it is so harsh and makes NO sense whatsoever. My goal right now is to keep learning how best to help Molly. And Karma. And all those who are ill in this house. Big job but I am willing to do it. 🙂
      Bless you for being in my Life, my friend!!! And thank you for reading an apsect of me that I don’t talk much about. I thought it time seeing what I have just been through with Molly. (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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    1. Thank you, Stormie. I don’t talk about this a lot. I”ve been through the wringer lately with a couple of my cats and the only reason they are alive is because of herbs and Homeopathy. Western medicine does have its benefits yes. But a lot needs to be changed. I have personal experience that can attest to that. And for me to come from a believer of this science to the opposite end of the spectrum … that says a lot in of itself. Thank YOU for your wonderful commeent, Stormie. Love, Amy ❤

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  2. Beautiful post, Amy.
    I watch first hand as people who have been prescribed narcotics for one injury can no longer live without them years later. Your testimony is encouraging and will prompt many people to try something “new” because the same old same old is leaving them incapacitated. I’ve never thought holistic medicine was inferior to “western” medicine. Each therapy has its proper place but until patient input becomes as valuable to the health care team as the doctors/nurses/insurance companies, many more people will continue to suffer. Peace to you!

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    1. Thank you, Lilka, for taking the time to read my story. I can only inspire but it is up to the individual to help that one. As you read, it took a LOT for me to realize that taking these drugs was not conducive for my health, and until that day arrived, I was deluding myself by living in a haze of feeling good pill cocktails.
      So much needs to be changed in medicine and that change I believe begins with each of us, as we demand to take our own power back regarding “I am responsible for my health and NOT a medical organization.” Unfortunately, people for the most part are lazy and want someone else to tell them what to do. That will only work until they themselves end up hurt or their health is so compromised that they will know they had best start educating themselves about their own health. People are also brainwashed (as are those in the medicial profession) to think the “quick fix” is the best way.
      Society at large does not want to wait for results but they want it NOW. So Big Pharm has come up with all kinds of devious ways to lure people into thinking, take this pill and you will feel better. We all need to focus on how to eat right, what exercise is right for us, taking time for art and fun, taking the right supplements and quality supplements, and keeping our bodies well hydrated and clean. It took a lot for me to shake out of the dream that medicine holds all the answers. Sometimes it takes a really hard knock in order for us to see right.
      I again thank you for reading this post, and leaving your comment. Both mean so much to me. My Hope that at the very least, my words will get people thinking. Peace and much Love to you this day, Amy ❤

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      1. It is when she share our own trials that we can inspire others. Sharing your story will encourage others to make the changes they need. Peace and Blessings to you Amy! 🙂

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  3. It’s scary to think how easily a person can become a drug addict and to know you I would never believe it but to hear this story. I have had some successful experiences with homeopathic and alternative medications and then there were some cases where they weren’t the best thing for me, but the nice thing about it is the lack of side effects and the tendency for these things to be less expensive. In other words, there is usually no harm in it, no side effects, no addiction, and that is a wonderful thing in itself. I am so glad to hear how far you have come as a result to opening your mind to a different view.

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    1. Marissa, thank you for commenting. You could say I was given hard knocks to get me to wake up and smell the roses. A doctor who I worked with and really trusted, oopsied during the first surgery and somehow messed up. BANG! Shock! Second surgery left me off even worse! Left bed bound for almost 2 years as all my friends and family except for a tiny group, left. Marriage fell apart. I depended on doctors to help me only they made me into an addict. BAM WHAM WHIRL CRASH! Realizing the very science I thought to be the best had traumatized me, raped me, used me, betrayed me, abandoned me … yep, all pretty hard knocks to start the LONG journey of educating myself as how best to HEAL ME. I’m still on that path, my friend, to this very day. And probably will be until my last breath!!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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      1. You know, to speak to you, I would never think of you as a ‘drug addict’, as I’ve seen so many just fall that way, and judging from their personalities, it was predictable. But they all took a different path and ended up in the same place. It’s so scary to think of how that could happen to someone so easily. I am so amazed at how strong you are to come through your journey, although I’m sure every day is another step

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    1. She was walking around and sitting at the door. She seems to be laboring breathing again. She seems to have these episodes and then they subside. Dont’ get discouraged. I’m not. I’m putting my thinking cap on to see what else can be done on my end ….. ❤

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      1. You are right on the money, Irene. She needs constant reassurance that I am here. I had to yell at one of the boys for doing something he should not have and I saw her literally shrink away. I must not do that again! I gave her some Rescue Remedy to calm her and I consoled her as well. I am staying close. Hubby is coming home from his fishing trip today thank goodness! I have to run to the store but I don’t dare to right now. Never again will hubby do this. Especially with these guys being so ill. He did call this morning and he did say …. never again. So I let him learn the hard way, Irene. I asked for him to cancel, and he did not. So I dropped it. Now he knows from experience what I tried telling him before he left …. I KNEW he should not go on this trip.
        OK!!! Sorry about the book. I am just so relieved Molly is again connected to me strongly. Bless you, Irene!!! I am in tears. I hope to God those herbs I ordered get here early next week!!! ❤

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      2. You are correct. She has been through some scary stuff. Not being able to breathe is very scary. And she knows, I swear, that the lasix is hurting her. I just checked on her again and she is calm, breathing is good. Her Molly face came to the surface …. cocky … as if saying … you are bothering me and WHY? LOL Oh, Irene, there must be a way for me to be able to express my gratitude to you. I am going to buy some of your jewelry when Molly is fully on green light GO and I can finally just breathe!!! Bless you!!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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      3. I really hope so Amy. I promise to do my best and send her all the healing and energy as I’m allowed to and as she will respond to. I feel that she will tell us, when she doesn’t need so much any longer. Love to all of you ❤

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      4. Irene, she is sound sound asleep right now. Daily I am seeing the difference in her for the better. She really was too close to death’s door this time. I will breathe so much easier when these herbs get here. Please do not wear yourself out but make sure you take care of you. Promise me, Irene! ❤

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      5. I’m happy to hear about the difference Amy. I promise to take care of myself too. I bath and swim in the salt water in the Mediterranean Sea daily. This clean my soul and give new energy and abundance, so I can send healing for Molly too.
        Please also take care of yourself Amy. Much love your way ❤

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      6. I plan on photographing waterfalls today, Irene, for the exact reason you bathe in the sea. I wish I lived by the ocean for my Heart calls me to it every day. I also long to live in Europe near the Mediterranean Sea, because when I went to Italy years ago it felt as if I had come home. I am like a fish out of water here where I live so I make sure I surround myself with as much water as I can. I also use sea salt to cleanse my aura and body/mind.
        Today is very very humid outside so I must take my camera lens I will be using and my camera and set them out in our garage in order for them to become adjusted to the temperature difference. Otherwise my lens will fog up. That has happened to me already.
        Have a truly Blessed weekend, Irene. I will keep you updated with Molly!!!! ❤

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  4. I wonder how much of the arrogance in western medicine is a cause of the greed of pharmaceutical companies and how much is just the hidden insecurity of the concept creators. Western medicine reminds me of the church throughout the crusades, trying to stomp out all other preferences to establish their dominance despite all the contradictions and general lack of evidence.

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    1. I really attempted to not voice my contempt for western medicine but your thoughts are pretty much mine. In fact, I erased one of my lines that said western med is barbaric. And it is! They treat the human body like a machine not as the sensual, sensitive, great Creation we are! I still have so much to learn and I sitll have so much to understand, yet I am learning as I go. If I didn’t need w. med at all, I wouldn’t even walk into an office. The very first thing I was hit with when I took Molly in when she was laboring in her breathing, is …. “Is your cat up to date on her rabies and distemper?” I was SO irritatated I snapped NO! She is sick enough now as it is! OHHHHH! My BP was up on the ceiling! And then the vet turned her nose up at the herbs and Homepathy that are saving Molly’s life. I have to remember, though, I was one of those people at one time. Yes I was arrogant in thinking I knew better then these dabblers. And yes the greed is what is pushing a lot of these practitioners to vaccinate and pillinate. There also is a lot of FEAR propaganda within medicine that hits the public with deliberate scares. I could go on, but I really did try to be non-detached in my post. Just know the emotions run really deep. I’ve been SO hurt by medicine as have my cats. Bless your Heart for understanding and really SEEING!!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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      1. I as well! Hopefully those of us who have our eyes wide open will by example and word, teach those around us that what is going on is NOT OK. Wake up, world!!! Thank YOU for doing the work you do. May your BE Blessed for doing so! ❤

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  5. You are very strong! What a wonderful testimony you have. Being a nurse myself, I know how difficult it is for patients to decrease their pain medicine. Good for you for having the determination to succeed and on your own! I compare the brain and pain meds to a cucumber and vinegar. There is a huge difference between a crisp cucumber and a soggy pickle. Congratulations, sweet Amy!

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    1. Julie, I am humbled that you commented and what you said meant so much to me. I down played what I went through to get off those drugs. It wasn’t pleasant. And I also want to thank you for not being offended by my opinion of medicine. I honestly was convinced when I was practicing that medicine was THE way. I no longer feel that way. Being a nurse myself, I can say that a good nurse while at a stay in the hospital, makes all the difference in the world. Nurses are the core of any medical establishment. IMO. 🙂 ❤

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      1. I am not at all offended about your opinion of medicine, for mine is the same. I have witnessed amazing healing not only through medicine, but also through very powerful human beings. Healing is not black and white like medicine would like us to believe. My admiration of you continues to grow.

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      2. Oh, Julie, I have tears in my eyes. I honestly don’t know what to say. You are such a sweet and soft Soul that just shines right though my computer. Bless you for Blessing me! And thank you for having the courage to open your mind outside of the box that medicine would like you to remain in. (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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    1. A very wise woman taught me not to throw the baby out with the baby water. There are aspects of western medicine that are excellent. Many are not and are desperately in need of change. A merging of ALL modalities of healing needs to happen, in my opinion, as we all can learn from each other. The trouble with western medicine is they do not wish to have open minds and repeately refuse on the whole, to even consider other ways of healing. You don’t know how many times I have gone through this with Vets and MD’s. It gets really discouraging to see what I do see, and know what I do know, yet the science that has huge gaping holes that need fixing, won’t let anyone fix them. Thank you for your comment, Erika. We who are dedicated to healing and who have an open mind, hopefully will eventually bring about the change this world so desperately is in need of!!! Love, Amy ❤

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      1. That is SO good to hear, Erika. I live in a very conservative part of the world, and here, most doctors and most Vets have very stubborn closed ears. It is very discouraging! I refuse to back down ot to compromise what I have learned. Change is coming … it is bound to! Why? The world is in chaos!

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  6. Since I started shooting air-plane glue, things have never seemed better! It wasn’t until later I learned the ancient art of going to sleep… I’ve since changed my ways, let me tell you! Now, I only snort tobascco sauce… It’s a little hairy, but it’s the only illicit drug I have left! I’ve heard through the grape vine, that letting a cow lick your forehead can do magical things for you! Great blog! You sure do grow on me… among other things… Anyway, I have to fly…

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    1. Randall, I honestly don’t know what to say this time to your wacky comment. You did make me smile though, so this is good. You really are something else!!! LOL (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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      1. If I touched a nerve, I totally understand! That’s a chance that every clown must take. We all took a secret: ‘Ha Ha!’ oath, to make people laugh, even if it kills them… People have laughed to death in the past. What a funny way to go :O)

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    1. You are putting hot tears in my eyes, Maggie. I’ve been through so much lately with some of my sick babies and today my Heart wanted to tell a story that I don’t talk much about. Bless your Heart!!! I am SO touched!!! Love, Amy ❤

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    1. Thank you, Amy!!! I have many more “Life Stories” that I usually don’t talk about, but this one wanted to be told. I suppose after pulling two of my cats from the danger of death’s door, got these thoughts going. Thank YOU for taking the time to read this post. Bless you for doing so and for commenting!!!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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      1. Amy, a comment like that makes my day! I mean it! We can all learn from each other. Living with pain will drive a person to any means to get rid of that pain. I know. You now know my story. I did not know how I would feel when I went off those drugs. To this day I still contend with pain which makes me search high and low for products that will help decrease that pain. I also practice Yoga, walk almost every day, and I eat well, living simply. And let’s not forget the JOY I derive from my camera and everyone who enjoys what I share. SMILE!!! This has been a LONG journey, one that still is not over yet. I can attest that I am the strongest and the healthiest today then I have been in years. The wait was worth what I am experiencing today. And then on the days I need to chill, I do just that. (((HUGS))) Amy. I really wish you all the best in thinking about your Life. ❤

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  7. Reblogged this on Angel 4 Light and commented:
    Thanks Amy! This is truly a inspirational story for those on the fence about Allopathic Doctors and Natural Healing.

    I am very proud of Amy for sharing her story as it could turn others away from the drug induced stupor that Big Pharma has most of the Nation in.

    The allopathic Doctors nearly killed me as well a number of years ago with the grocery bag of medications I had to take each month. I had lost my ability to think clearly and CRS disease (can’t remember shit) had taken me down a very sad road. My Husband was a doll to stay by my side and tend to me as I was barely functioning.

    When I had gone 100% blind and was told by the eye doctors and eye surgeon that my bleeding retina might be able to be repaired, but gave me a 50/50 chance of permanent blindness.

    Thankfully the eye operation was too expensive to even imagine getting it done, so I came home and cried out to GOD (The ONE) and asked for help. What happed for me next was nothing short of miraculous.

    I heard my 3D father’s voice (he had crossed over back in 2007).

    He told me that I had a Vitimin and Mineral deficiency. He reminded me of a tape that he had given me while he was here. Mentally I spoke back to him in frustration telling him that I don’t know where that tape is, besides we just moved and everything is packed up and in storage. The voice of my 3D Dad assured me not to worry, that my Husband and I needed to go to the storage unit and that he would guide me to the tape. I told my Husband what conversation had occurred between myself and my 3D Dad and asked him to take me to the Storage Unit, which he did immediately.

    The storage unit was 12’x14′ and 12′ high stacked to the top, front to back. There was a small opening down the middle to navigate through. Dad guided me to the exact location and I had my Husband remove the container, while still at the storage unit, my Dad had me open the container and took my hand (remember I am blind) to the exact location of the tape. I pulled it out. My Husband packed the container back into the storage unit and we headed home, listening to the tape on the way.

    That evening a dear friend called and told me that he was guided to call me and let me know about a seminar that was in town that weekend, asking me if we would like to attend. I was so excited and cried with joy, as this seminar was the same person we had listen to on the tape.

    I am not trying to sell anything, but this seminar changed my life. I followed my 3D Dad’s advice in cleaning out my colon from the toxins, and started taking the Vitamin and Minerals and all the things my body had been robbed of.

    I recovered fully in 5 weeks. I had done a major life change and also stopped all allopathic meds immediately, which were killing me.

    I have not been back to the drug pushers since and have gone 100% into Natural Healing and healing Cold Lasers, Aquachi, Healing Touch, Crystals and Herbs.

    Like Amy my life and those I love have been amazing since we took back control of our bodies.

    Moral to the story: Ask and It Shall be Given. Seek and Ye shall find. Be careful where you place your trust, blind judgement is following fools, so what would that make you? Knowledge is power so research everything.

    Many thanks again to our beautiful and talented Amy for sharing such a personal piece of her life to inspire others. It also gave me an opportunity to share my amazing awakening.

    Also my 3D Dad told me to stay away from TV as it was negative frequencies being bombarded into us as the subliminal messages are being programmed into our heads. So done deal. We haven’t watched since 2007.

    He visits me sometimes and shows me things.

    I will be honest that I really dont know if this was my 3D Dad or my Guardian using his voice so as not to freak me out.

    Be blessed

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    1. Angel, I have no words. I left a comment over at your place. What an amazing story. Oh, I don’t watch TV either. Movies I watch … NOT the newer ones. Hubby watches news and I have pleaded with him to STOP but he own’t. I will not even be in within hearing distance of the drone of the voices which makes my stomach turn. Yep, I know all about news and TV. ❤

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      1. I love you Dearest Amy. I pray for you and all those you love, even our four legged fur balls. I love my pets with such a passion. I know how you feel.
        My heart broke when our old Shepherd died, my Husband and I cried like babies. He was a gentle guard dog. A great.protector but most importantly a best friend that we dearly miss. I planted a garden around his grave and placed an Angel holding a dove for his head stone. Beside him I had to bury my precious cat Maggie.

        Both Animals got Cancer but died without suffering greatly. The water they drank for years was City water. I have never fed my new cat city water, and she has never had shots. No reason to, she lives inside.
        I lost two beautiful English Buggies, one was lavender and the other was Aqua in color. They both died within 6 months of feeding them City water. The day the second bird died with tumors, after I buried him, I started getting spring water. My Husband and I were also having health issues due to the Flourided and Cancer causing city water.

        I still didn’t know about GMO at that time, many years later, when I was on my last leg so to speak is when I went blind. I am thankful for the experience as it work me up. This was back in 2007.
        I interviewed the Doctor on my TV Show a year later. My show was a local DooWop, Beach Music and Variety Show and we would have continued but we moved out to the Country for peace and quite and to get back to Nature. Nothing like it. I am proud to be a country girl. I love my chickens, we don’t eat them, we spoil them and they give us proteins in pretty packages (eggs) 😃

        Well got to run visit my YouTube channel to see the Interview
        http://Www.YouTube.com\Angel4LightAndLove
        You will see the Interview on “All Time Favz” part 2 Interview with Dr Wallach.

        I also purchased most of his books. Great reads and reference books to keep. Be blessed

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    1. Many of my wisdom sayings are born out of Life really not going well, Maniparna. I would not be the person I am today if I had not experienced what I have during my Life thus far. All things really do work for the GOOD when we have eyes to see this Truth. Getting through those tough times is far from easy and many a time, I questioned how I was going to make it. I did. For I am here and very much alive today!!! 🙂 (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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  8. Traditional medicine is not the be all and end all of treatment. Alternative treatments provide a holistic approach. That is they encompass the whole body and mind. Good on you for taking control over your body and treatment.

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    1. Thank you so much, Raewyn. I keep on learning, seeking for answers and solutions, studying, and just doing my best in all I do know. Bless you for reading this post and for commenting. Thank you, my friend!! Love, Amy ❤

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    1. Thank you, Dan, for taking the time to read this long post. I usually do not speak of what I wrote about here, but, what with all I have been through of late with both Karma and Molly, fighting for their lives, these memories resurfaced and wanted to be written. I honestly don’t know why but I just feel it is important that those who do follow me, to get to know me a little better. That and the fact, that what I do write regarding the wisdom in Life here at my blog, I have lived it, am living it, so the words are just not words. They are born from out of experience. There is much to me that most do not know. I’ve had one very challenging Life, my friend. Yes out of this comes GOOD, as is witnessed here at Petals and regarding what I do with my Life.
      Hope you are having a great weekend!!! Love, Amy ❤

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      1. I think it’s a good thing to share the fact that you understand both sides of this story. It gives you more credibility. Sometimes, just having things work isn’t enough (unfortunately). It’s also good to get to know you better.

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      2. Oh, Dan, are you sure you want to hear more of my Life Stories? I’ve been through so much that at times I look back and shake my head, asking, how HOW did I manage to live?
        Yes I have walked both sides of the “coin” and to now be dealing with stubborn health professionals who will not even listen to how alternative measures are helping the health of my cats …. well, I am just looking at “me” years ago.
        Lesson here being, “Be careful how you treat and think about others, for how you do, thus shall that very action or thought be returned unto you.”
        Here I am today, a strong advocate of alternative medicines, dealing with stubborn health officials who are convinced that their method of healing is superior to that of others. Huh. Funny how Life works sometimes! 🙂
        My Intention is to get Molly completely stable, bringing her kidneys back to complete health, and bring any kind of healing I can to her heart. Wouldn’t it be something if I could attain these goals, and one year from now, when Molly needs to be seen again, she will be seen as a healthy cat AND that her kidney levels are once again normal? I’ve seen Miracles, Dan. I believe!!! ❤

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  9. Dearest Amy ❤
    Thank you for sharing such a personal experience with us. No doubt, your story is helping someone who is going through a difficult time, not to mention I've been inspired so much by many of your posts. I agree with you wholeheartedly, there are positive aspects of both Eastern and Western (and other alternative methods of) medicine. I too, have needed both in my short(?) life so far. As you say, I think the problem – and it seems to be the root cause for just about all the problems caused in this world – is when human ego, greed and arrogance corrupt the system. I agree, a lot of 'healing' is the basics: taking care of ourselves, treating our bodies like a castle, and listening to what it's trying to tell us. My mother was also a nurse when she was young, and for a time, she considered 'modern' (Western) medicine to be superior to others. But now she feels differently. And yes, I do believe in miracles, both great and small 🙂

    Sending you warm hugs and blessings your way ((hugs))
    Thanks so much again for sharing,
    Takami

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    1. Bless you for your kind and wonderful words, Takami. Know that even though I am not able to respond as I would like to, your words truly touched me deeply. Thank you for the hugs and Blessings … they are cherished. Sending Much Love to you, Amy ❤

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    1. Is she a believer of western medicine or has she begun to see the cracks within it? Honestly when I was practicing no one could convince me that there was anything better then the medicine I was working with. But now? Not true. ❤

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      1. Good for her!!! You hit the nail right on the head. Every human body is complex, different, unique, so it is impossible to lump all of us under diagnoses, and treatments according to dis-ease. Not possible. I was guided to learn medicine for a reason and I still to this day use those valuable tools to assist me in my healing journey with myself and husband and cats. Your daughter has given me Hope that those within the system are opening their minds to other means of healing. Bless you for letting me know!!!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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    1. Maria, there is a lot about me that I don’t usually talk about. I’ve been through a lot in my Life. Dealing lately with pulling two of my cats back to stability, one of them knocking at death’s door, got me thinking about this experience of mine. And so I wrote about it feeling it was time how my friends knew something of what I’ve been through and my views on medicine. Thank you for spending the time to read my story. That means a lot to me, Maria. Love, Amy ❤

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  10. This is such an honest appraisal of your journey from being a well educated RN who had a little ‘snob’ within you about other medical practices out of the ‘norm.’ Amy, I am glad you found your way through the pain and drugs to check out other natural ways and remedies. BIG HUGS!! You deserve to be recognized for this upfront and honest post. I will award you my delight in your sweetness, Amy. Hoping and praying all will be on the mend with your homeopathic remedies and Eastern expert helping the cats to feel better, dear! Hope you sleep and soon your husband will be back from fishing, right? Smiles, Robin

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    1. Thank you, Robin!!! I am alive today because of that decision to get off those drugs that were slowly killing me. I have done a lot of work on this body/mind to bring both back to health, and am still doing so.I can honestly say I am the healthiest today that I have been in a very very long time. I could go so far as saying perhaps I am the healthiest I am now in the span of my Life! Bless you for encouraging me and accepting me for me, my friend. And thank you for taking the time to read my story. Love, Amy ❤

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  11. Wonderful post, Amy. So proud of the fight in you to overcome and achieve your peace. I too have found success with alternative therapies and prefer them to corporate medicine.

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    1. Thank you, Annie!!! I am still searching, still researching, still seeking. It is the alternative therapies, both in supplements and treatments, as well as my Yoga, walking, and art, that have brought this body/mind back to health. It is an ongoing journey, one that will take me to my last breath. So glad to hear you have a mind of your own in choosing to be responsible for your own health versus medicine telling you what to do!! Good for you!!!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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      1. Have you every looked at Dr. Andrew Weil’s site? He is an MD who totally embraces natural and homeopathic alternatives. I really enjoy learning from his site. http://www.drweil.com/

        Rest well sweetheart!

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  12. What an amazing story Amy. You are a gift to us. Working as a energy healer, I know the resistance I have had from western medicine. Still, I think we are all becoming much more aware of the power we have to heal ourselves. There is much more interest in holistic medicine and this is a great step towards understanding our mind, body and spirit. Thankyou so much for sharing your story. 🙂
    Karen

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    1. Karen, thank you for the encouraging words because where I live, the resistance is tough. Yet I keep in mind that I used to be this very way, unwilling to be open to other means of healing. I just keep on being an example and hoping that what I say and do make a difference. Love, Amy ❤

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  13. You’re so strong, Amy. A miracle is indeed what you are. So sorry to hear what you went through but very glad you came out a million times stronger and wiser. Such an inspiration 🌟💕🌹🌸

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  14. Totally agree. I rarely see a doctor, have used homeopathic and herbal preparations, don’t do the 67+ exam I’m supposed to have, do have some health challenges but I’d rather deal with them myself rather than provide another source of profits for Big Pharma. Good on you, Amy xxxx

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  15. You are a courageous and tenacious lady. A gift in the lives of those that you have touched. Bravo and hats off to you girl friend, you make me proud to be a strong female

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  16. I admire you for all you are Amy. Thank you for sharing your story of courage and inner strength. Your heart always shines on us and those around you. Its good to know you 🙂

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  17. Amy, just got back from family outing and stopped short. Are you going out and trying to relax in garden, hiking or escaping (maybe into the camera?) from house for a bit? You need to not be 24/7 worried about kitties. Hope Grace and Peace floats down upon your household, dear Amy.

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    1. I am, Robin, but not much is working for me today. I’m just frazzled. This is so hard to do, my friend. When do I draw the line? Is Molly just having a tough day and will bounce back? I’m going to try to play in the editing room. Maybe I can get my nerves under control that way. ❤

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  18. Amy.. you have no need to answer this comment… I am just catching up with you and first.. I also add my own healing energy towards Molly and hope she is still improving and feeling more settled..
    Second.. what an amazing write this is Amy.. and likewise Alternative therapy has played a huge part in my own recovery of chronic pain and fatigue with FMS.. Acupuncture I still have regularly and homoeopathy i received for two years which helped stress and emotional issues..
    I so admire you for your strength and perseverance in overcoming so much.. You know Amy you always have my heart felt wishes..
    I have been visiting less and concentrating on Me more.. sometimes we have to all do that.. so dear friend your photos are fabulous and I will go through the rest I missed and just click like.. as I am trying my best to catch so many posts I missed..

    LOVE to you.. Healing to Molly.. and know my thoughts and prayers are with you all.. Love Sue ❤ ❤ ❤ xxx

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