Thoughts on Obamacare

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Let me first start by saying that I do not like the term "Obamacare".  I prefer almost any other term to describe the legislation that President Obama navigated through the Senate and House requiring that Americans purchase health care and guaranteeing that people with pre-existing conditions would have access to medical care and not be dropped by health insurance companies who don't want to cover their medical costs.  The other titles that I don't like using are "health care" and "health insurance" because neither of them are focused on maintaining health, regaining health, or insuring that a person remains in good health for the duration of their life.  They focus on treating disease, managing disease, perpetuating all the factors that cause disease, and suppressing all other "non-scientific" natural modalities that have bee used since humans stepped onto this planet, are still used by the majority of people in the world, and are truly focused on the health of the mind, body, and spirit.

Given that the work I do falls in that "other" category, it's been interesting to observe the health care debate and now make a decision about what I'm going to do in response to the mandate to plug into a system that I no longer believe in.  I am currently self-employed, the owner of a start-up consulting business, and I don't have health insurance.  Right now, I'm being forced to research all of this more as my mom is freaked out that I don't have insurance.  I was originally planning to avoid the issue entirely for as long as possible, by not purchasing a health care plan this first year of Obamacare, and just paying the fine at the end of the year.  I kind of resent that there is a government fine for non-compliance.  It is $95 the first year (or a certain percentage of your income) and goes up each year after that.  My resentment stems from being penalized for not plugging into a system that does not focus on health education or disease prevention, and offers three main modalities of treatment that I don't personally agree with outside of acute or late stage health emergencies:  pharmaceutical drugs, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy.  The only thing I'm interested in regarding health insurance is using it for the things that the medical system excels at, and that is emergency situations where herbs and green smoothies just won't cut it.  That and having access to blood testing for preventative testing.  

It's often thought that the uninsured are the ones being bankrupted by medical bills, but from my research, medical bills are the biggest cause of bankruptcies in the U.S and a key point is the majority of those folks going bankrupt already have health insurance.  I came across a link recently about a young man who had to pay $11K for an appendectomy, after his insurance coverage was calculated and applied to his bill.  Yes, the plans with Obamacare give people with pre-existing conditions access to health care, but there's no guarantee their procedures/surgeries won't still bankrupt them in the process of treating disease.  Actually, there's still a pretty good change this might still happen, due to the way many of the plans are structured.

I've learned through spending way too many hours perusing the healthcare.gov website, that even though most health insurance provided through jobs doesn't require you to pay a deductible before you receive treatment, many of the plans that you purchase on your own outside of a job including those in Obama Care (requiring up to $300 a month in premiums) require between $1500 - $5,000 deductibles before standard medical services can be issued, and some plans require the deductible to be paid before you see a doctor, specialist, or start using non-generic prescriptions.  If you have a family, sometimes you are required to pay the entire deductible for the family before any of these things kick in.  And then, after paying the deductible, there are often more costs on top of that because a co-insurance % payment is often in effect.  So $5K treatment plus thousands of dollars in co-insurance payments could easily create a medical bill that's hard to stay on top of for the typical family.  If I were to make a visit to the ER for an acute emergency, the plans that don't require high deductibles require pretty expensive premiums each month and are out of my price range.  The ones that are more "affordable" on a monthly basis require significant upfront costs that are simply not doable.  

What to do?

I have to recognize that everyone is at different levels of unawareness, unconsciousness, and life experience, when it comes to health.  My perspective on this issue comes from being sick, not finding help within the medical system, discovering the healing power of diet and herbs and detoxification, and then seeing that no amount of treatment was ever going to help me reverse the root causes of what caused me to get sick in the first place.  To someone who has never heard of kale, or experienced the exquisiteness of fresh fruit from the farmer's market, who has never been introduced to any other healing modality outside of allopathic medicine, or who is motivated by fear after losing family members and friends to diabetes, heart disease, and cancer -- health insurance and the medical system might seem like the best thing going.  I totally get it.  And no amount of me wishing things were different on the health care front in this country regarding this broken system and its crazy costs and general unawareness that there IS another way, are going to make them different right now.  

But since chronic illness can be prevented, then it's also true that our diet and lifestyle choices will literally bankrupt the country if we don't start to make different choices.  And we cannot rely on a health care as a primary industry for job growth if it condones lethal side effects from treatment and requires keeping people chronically sick and dependent on drugs and treatment. I believe systems like Obamacare are temporary, stop gap measures while other alternative systems are being put in place and while more information is starting to go mainstream regarding natural forms of healing.

I don't go to doctors anymore, I don't get prescriptions.  I don't believe in "disease" or the treatment approach to disease.  And until health insurance plans cover herbal supplements and alternative modalities that view the body, health, and illness as a mind/body/spirit experience, I'm not very interested. At the same time, I choose to honor where other people are on their own journeys.  I acknowledge that Obamacare is not alignment with my personal choices and values and understanding of what disease really is, but I'm simultaneously happy for every person who was suffering before, because they didn't have access to medicine or treatment they felt they needed to feel better and live a better life.

I look forward to a future where I won't be mandated to participate in a system I don't believe in.  But for now, my personal protest is being countered by mom's worry.  And I don't like to see my mother worry.  She's decided to purchase one of the basic plans for me, for her peace of mind and I have agreed...for now.  

Iris Changes on the Journey of Detox

I got a YouTube comment the other day on one of my videos showing before and after iris changes as someone followed a deep tissue detoxification program.  

"EYES DONT CHANGE!  IM AN Iridologist and i can tell you this is outdated information!" ~ Michael Salas

I responded very nicely to Mr. Salas and let him know that I was also an iridologist and that I and my mentor (who has been reviewing eyes for many decades) have seen them change.  I never heard back from him.

I'm aware that there is an entire branch of iridology that teaches practitioners that the eyes don't change, but a lot of people study iridology outside of the context of detoxification and therefore, they don't understand that with a powerful detoxification program that triggers release of toxins and congestion from the body, the eyes will indeed change to reflect healing and a person's shift in consciousness as they completely remake themselves and heal and let go of all aspects of themselves that are no longer serving them.  

I pursued a career path in detoxification, when I finally understood that healing was a multi-dimensional experience that affected all of the bodies -- the physical body, the mental body, and the spiritual body.  And I continued with this path of "deep tissue detoxification" and dove more deeply into iridology when I started to become aware of the iris changes and the subsequents improvements in people's physical health, as well as shifts in their consciousness. This is why I don't focus on 1-day or 3-day cleanses that you can get at the local grocery store or juice bar.  Those are great for maintenance cleansing, but they don't go deep enough.  Getting the eyes to change is not impossible, but it is rare, because not that many people are willing to put in the work of cleansing and healing at such a deep level.

I came across another example today (See my previous post from Itality in Senegal) of iris changes occurring in less than 2 months, after speaking with Lana in Texas.   Lana has been on a deep tissue detoxification program involving raw food and God's Herbs and took a pictures of her eyes on February 4th, 2014 and March 12, 2014.   I've posted the before and after photos of her Left eye below.  The original blue color is starting to show more and the orange/brown is fading especially noticeable in the bottom left portion of the iris.

Q&A with Lana

Q:  Did you ever have blue eyes?
Lana:  "Yes, till I was 2 or 3"

Lana:  "More blue coming in every day...Stuff is really moving now that I am off the dairy. Have had a healing crisis going on for about 2 weeks or more."

Q:  Could you talk more about the details of your healing crisis?

Lana:  "I have had tons of thick mucus coming out of my sinuses for more than 2 weeks. Had a low fever in the beginning. I guess most people would have called it a cold or flu...A few months ago, I also had a healing crisis. Tons of mucus fever for 2 days and sore throat and achey body. It is really difficult to change my way of thinking, I couldn't help but think I had the flu. But after watching the video about the healing crisis and thinking about it I feel I understand now. Our thought processes become so ingrained it is hard to change."
 

Left Eye February 2014
Left Eye March 2014

You can read more here about why "cold and flu" symptoms are not really cold and flu symptoms at all, as Lana mentioned above.  For YouTube videos that give other examples of the iris changing, you can click here and here.  And for access to detoxification programs that have the power to change the eye colors and trigger physical and spiritual transformation, click here to learn more.

The Secrets Behind My Smile (Part 1)

First video in a series I'll be doing, where I simply share from the heart about how I manage to stay smiling in a world full of people and situations that try to steal my joy.  

I want to hear from you --> 

What types of things keep you smiling every day?

And how do you change how you're feeling during those times where holding on to your smile or your joy, is challenging?

Leave a comment below to share your thoughts...

The Metaphysics of Healing From Cancer

Louise Hay is a promiment thought leader on the subject of metaphysical healing.   Her personal story is a powerful and much needed reminder of the importance of understanding the origin/creation of illness from a perspective of mind/body/spirit, and the essential work of shifting chronic thought patterns when it comes to successfully reversing chronic illness.    She also goes on to explain why there are no "incurable" diseases and that "resentment" is a common metaphysical cause in the manifestation of cancer.

"A number of years ago, I was diagnosed with cancer of the vagina.  With my background of being raped when I was 5 years old and being a battered child, it was no wonder that I'd manifested cancer in the vaginal area.  Having already been a teacher of healing for several years, i was very aware I was now being given a chance to practice on myself and prove what I'd been teaching others.

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Like anyone who has just been told that they have cancer, I went into total panic, yet I knew that mental healing worked.  Being aware that cancer comes from a pattern of deep resentment that is held for a long time until it literally eats away at the body, I knew that I had a lot of mental work to do.

I realized that if I had the operation to get rid of the cancer but did not clear the mental pattern that created it, then the doctors would just keep cutting on Louise until there was no more Louise to cut.  If i had the operation and cleared the mental pattern that was causing, the cancer, then the cancer wouldn't return.

When cancer or any other illness returns, I don't believe that it's because the doctor didn't "get it all out," but rather, that the patient has made no mental changes and so just re-creates the same illness.  I also knew that if I could clear the mental pattern that created this condition called cancer, I wouldn't need the doctor.  So I bargained for more time.  The doctor grudgingly gave me three months, at the same time warning me that my life was endangered by the delay.

I immediately began to work with my own teacher to clear old patterns of resentment.  Up till that time, I hadn't acknowledged that I harbored deep resentment.  We're often so blind to our own patterns. A lot of forgiveness work was in order.  The other thing I did was go to a good nutritionist and completely detoxify my body.  So between the mental and physical cleaning, in six months I was able to get the medical profession to agree with what I already know:  that I no longer had any form of cancer.  I keep the original lab report as a reminder of how negatively creative I can be.

Now when I hear about someone's illness, no matter how dire their predicament seems to be, I know that if they're willing to do the mental work of releasing and forgiving, almost anything can be healed.  The word incurable, which is so frightening to so many people, really only means that the particular condition cannot be cured by "outer methods" and that we must go within to effect the healing.  The condition came from nothing and will go back from nothing."