Archive for September, 2010

Yesterday’s post (see September 1, 2010, Erzsebet at Work) told the story of Bela’s heart irregularity and his decision, using logic rather than intuition, to interfere with the situation. Without judgment or criticism, your Angels would like to point out the ramifications of rigid thinking and why this is not in your best interests—a logical explanation, if you will, of why it helps you to trust intuition. We begin with the concepts of “present”, and “future”.

We stand at all times in the present. Wherever we are, in whatever we do, we are always in the present. As we stand in this eternal now (see Reading, The Power of Now), the future stretches before us as waves of probabilities. We can think of these waves as paths. Thus, we can choose the path to take: we can take the left-hand path, the right-hand path, the one before us, the one leading into the air, or any number of paths in our way. In other words, the future is plastic. Depending on our decision in the present, the appropriate path will appear before us, while the other paths will begin to fade. For every goal, action, or desire, a “window of opportunity” exists, which is a time period leading from the immediate present in which a particular goal, action, or desire can become manifest.

These windows can be quite long. Several years ago a friend asked me what her future would be, whether she would be married. I distinctly “saw” two little red-haired girls with blue eyes, one about seven years old, the other perhaps four years old, dressed in cute dresses that tied in the back, playing happily. Such a pretty, happy, contented scene, but it “felt” as if this had a finite lifetime—two years—that was the window of opportunity. If she made the choices leading to this probability, it would be actuated. If not, then the probability would fade. Evidently, she had two years in which to activate it. At the time, this idea of a window of opportunity seemed odd to me, but now, having experimented frequently with influencing the future (see also Reading, Think and Grow Rich, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind), I am able to speak from experience that the future is, indeed, plastic. The immediate future, that is, future close to the present in which we stand, is less plastic and the further one moves away from the present moment, the more plastic the future.

As we have said, the future is plastic, pregnant with possibilities, some of which will collapse and fade out of existence based on our choices in the present moment. In this way, we literally create our futures from our position in the present. The future is thus able to be molded by our thoughts (hence the exhortation by your Angels for you to dream big dreams) and it is influenced by our thoughts and, yes, prayers. No less a psychic than Edgar Cayce was quoted as saying, “Prayer changes things.”

Understanding the plasticity of the future, which has before it infinite probabilities, why is it of benefit to stay open to guidance? Because, dear Readers, a closed mind collapses probabilities. A closed mind can collapse just those probabilities that would lead to your ultimate health, wealth, and joy. Having definite ideas of what will happen results, usually, in those events occurring which you had predicted. These events occur, not because they were pre-ordained by Fate, but because you predicted them; by your predictions expected them, and by your expectations made choices which collapsed other probabilities.

As we need an example here, we can look to Bela as the poster boy for the ramifications of closed thinking. He has given his permission to use his rigid outlook as the perfect example of collapsing just those probabilities which would have lead to continued heart health and the opening of other probabilities that may be fraught with heart problems for the future. He had decided, through his logic, that the answer to his heart irregularity was cell ablation—a simple procedure: a snip here, a snip there, and his troubles are over. Unbeknownst to anyone, even to the cardiac physiologist who had had experience in these matters, the offending cells were in intimate contact with vital arteries, thus precluding those little snips that would correct the irregularity. Angelic guidance was trying to lead him along the path for his optimum health, but his rigid attitudes got right in his way. Now, thanks to those rigid ideas, not only does he still have the heart irregularity, but cells vital to heart conduction have been removed with who-knows-what sequelae for the future.

As closed minds collapse probabilities, open minds open probabilities. Being willing to listen to Angelic guidance and follow it, even without apparent rhyme or reason, gives a plastic future which is formed for your benefit in an optimum direction, usually one following the blueprint decided on by you and your celestial committee during your interlife period. Speaking from hard, personal experience, staying this open feels just like stepping off a mountain into thin air, with only the vague promise of something better in store. What a rush! What fear! What exhilaration! Having the courage to keep on that path, all the while listening to Angelic guidance no matter what well-meaning friends and family tell you, results in rewards beyond your wildest imagination, if you can stay the course. Staying the course can be difficult with so much fear, doubt, lack of self-confidence, and environmental pressure. Affirmations, constant practice staying in touch with Angelic guidance, sympathetic friends who can give encouragement, and, most importantly, previous experience with positive results from Angelic guidance all will serve to keep those probabilities open for your ultimate health, wealth, and happiness.

With Bela’s permission, I give you one more example of Erzsebet’s amazing medical knowledge, knowledge which had an unexpected twist for all concerned. Bela had called me with symptoms of feeling weak at times. After listening to his story with all senses on red alert, it was clear that he had a dangerous heart rate irregularity. Erzsebet strongly recommended his seeing his primary care physician immediately, relating the story to him, obtaining an EKG, and suggesting the use of a Holter monitor (records heart activity over a long time period). This was duly arranged and accomplished. The results were so disturbing to the doctor, that he put Bela in the hospital and arranged for heart catheterization. No blockages in the vessels feeding the heart were seen. There still remained determining the cause of the heart-beat irregularity. A cardiology consult revealed an area of irritability in the ventricles of his heart that caused aberrant beats, resulting in non-optimal heart action. Next came a trip to a cardiac physiologist, a heart specialist who also performs minor surgery on areas of the heart. Concurring with the cardiologist on the nature of the irritable focus, the cardiac physiologist now turned his attention to problem solving. In this, the physiologist had three recommendations, in this order: 1) do nothing, 2) medication, or, as a last resort, 3) cell ablation (removal of cells). My other ears, with Erzsebet’s help, immediately picked up that Bela’s choice for optimal heart health should be to do nothing. Indeed, the cardiac physiologist’s first recommendation was to do nothing, since Bela had had this condition for decades without ill effects.

Erzsebet’s recommendation was also to do nothing. Being a man of both action and logic, this advice did not sit well with Bela, especially when the cardiologist was encouraging him to have the ablation as the cure for the cardiac irritability. Again, I attempted to help him understand that the cardiac physiologist, the one who had many years experience with these issues, recommended doing nothing. This was to no avail, as Bela had made up his mind that the answer lay in ablating the area of irritability. Honoring his decision, his free will, and his choice, I gave up trying to persuade him to listen to Erzsebet.

Then, for some unknown reason, I called him on a Saturday to inquire of his health. He said that the minor surgery was scheduled for the following Monday. I found myself telling him to call the physiologist and cancel the surgery. We were both stunned. Erzsebet did not recommend surgery—he must cancel the appointment. He did not cancel, but went ahead as planned. The plan had been to have a quick session on Monday, kill the cells, and home with him. Monday evening did not find him at home. On Tuesday he was not home. When he was not at home on Wednesday, I tracked him down in the hospital and heard a strange story. In attempting to ablate the cells responsible for the irregular heart beat, the cardiac physiologist ablated some, but found most of them to be in intimate contact with some vital arteries. He was unable to ablate these last cells, for fear of doing more harm than good. Everyone, except Erzsebet, was surprised. The last word from all of these learned men of medicine was that Bela’s heart condition could not be cured and, interestingly, even medication did not help. Erzsebet refrained from voicing a well-deserved “I told you so”.

Several months later, while visiting Bela, we discussed this latest episode of his arguing with Erzsebet. Bela again spoke of his “need” for logic and that, to him, logic dictated a “simple” procedure in which cells were ablated, thus eliminating heart irregularity. Through Erzsebet’s words, I pointed out to him that, indeed, this sounded like a simple procedure. However, a surgeon never truly knows what will be present until it is actually present. While Erzsebet did not give a reason for refraining from undergoing this procedure, she, along with the cardiac physiologist, did not recommend the procedure at all. After being faced with the physiology of Bela’s heart, everyone now knows why Erzsebet recommended having no procedure: it would do no good, since the problem could not be solved by ablation; and foregoing the procedure would avoid killing off needed cells. Now that Bela had elected to undergo this unnecessary and ill-advised surgery, not only was the problem not fixed, but important cells, vital to electrical conduction, had been removed. Quietly, Bela agreed that he had made a mistake. Erzsebet encouraged him to evaluate his focus on logic and analysis and gently reminded him that logic is always wrong while intuition is always right.

Humbled, Bela is attempting to open a mind that, like many of ours, had rusted shut eons ago and is in dire need of massive amounts of WD-40. The next post, titled Collapsing Probabilities, is inspired by Bela’s experience and discusses the ramifications of rigid thinking.