How It All Began
As I was growing up, if someone had told me I would create a new healing modality, discover powerful healing techniques and share these with people on television, in workshops and books, I would have thought they were crazy. I never imagined that one day I would travel internationally, teaching people to transform their lives and become healthier and empowered.
My dream was to become an actress and author. I studied acting, appeared in plays while still at school, and then studied professional writing and editing at University and TAFE.
However, fate stepped in with a different agenda. My childhood was challenging, as my family had emigrated from Belarus to Australia when I was eleven. The immigration process was extremely stressful and took over nine months. During that time I, my parents and younger brother Marat lived in Italy. Newly settled in Australia my family had to start from scratch; learn a language, adjust to a different culture and find a way to survive.
This period was difficult and had a considerable effect on my health. I became nervous and found it difficult to express myself at school and at home. I frequently experienced severe stomach pains, had bad skin and occasional panic attacks. My parents and grandparents believed only in doctors at that time, so I visited doctors regularly.
My health continued to deteriorate. At sixteen I began to suffer occasional but intense backaches. A doctor referred me to a physiotherapist. Initially I experienced some relief, but over time my back deteriorated to a point where my pain became almost unbearable.
At eighteen I met my future husband Paul, in an acting class. Paul introduced me to a wide range of therapies. Although I visited an array of holistic and medical practitioners, nothing seemed to work. I would feel slightly better for a short time and then I would be back in pain, gradually getting worse.
At nineteen I felt so bad that for weeks I was barely able to walk. Self-conscious, I tried to hide this from my friends and family. Only Paul and my mum knew the extent of my pain. At one point I felt like I was living at my chiropractor’s office. My confidence was pretty low.
The Turning Point
The turning point came when I was in agony and my body felt and looked like it was disfigured. Paul was driving me to my chiropractor’s office and I screamed the whole way. Every bump in the road felt like torture. Finally I made it into the chiropractor’s, who took one look at me and said he could not help. I was so upset and angry.
I felt hopeless. I had visited so many practitioners, spent thousands of dollars and I was worse then ever. I felt like giving up; however, the thought of enduring the pain I was feeling for the rest of my life was unbearable.
Then, while sitting on my bed, contemplating my bleak future, I had an epiphany. It was like an incredible shift in consciousness; I realized I had relied on others to heal me, thinking that somehow they could save me. The more I gave away my inner power the worse I felt. The answer was clear. I needed to heal myself. But how?
Discovering My Ability to Heal
I had a sense that my body has an incredible ability to heal. However, first I had to discover the purpose of my pain. Something was obviously not working and my body was attempting to give me a message. Even though I was still in pain, I now felt I had a purpose. I didn’t know exactly how to begin self-healing, so I decided to meditate.
I had read that a good way to start was to count backwards. I began counting backwards from thirty, secretly hoping that I would fall asleep and gain some relief. After a few moments I saw an image of a disfigured back. Many vertebrae looked out of place and inflamed.
Shocked, I thought, ‘I don’t like this dream.’ Then it hit me. I wasn’t dreaming, I was looking at an image of my own back. I became aware of traumatic memories which for many years had been suppressed in my back and nervous system. The fear, frustration, anger, guilt and shame I had picked up from my family and other people began to surface.
Then I was calm and thought I am willing to let these feelings go. Within moments I felt a connection to an incredible healing energy. It was like a warm shimmering sun was melting all the rigidity and pain in my back. I experienced a deep spiritual love as I observed dense energy releasing from my body like puffs of smoke. I then fell into a deep and restful sleep.
The following morning, around seventy percent of my pain was gone. I was so excited, I decided to experiment with this healing as much as I could. Within three weeks the pain had completely gone.
About six months later I saw my chiropractor for a check up. Amazed, he said, “Whatever you are doing, keep doing it, because it works.”
After my back pain had released, I successfully worked on healing my skin, digestive problems and anxiety.
Assisting Others to Heal
People began to ask me for assistance to heal. Though I had healed myself, I was skeptical about my ability to help others. I noticed that after practicing tuning into my body, my ability to tune into other peoples’ bodies and energy systems increased dramatically.
Sometimes even without asking, I would receive amazing and unexpected information. I shared this information with people, who told me that it was accurate. I was certain that I was working with something divine, because there was no way I could have consciously known what I had told them. Initially, I tried to help my family.
One day my mum called and asked me to do a distance healing on my father, who had injured his leg at work. I tuned in and saw he had badly bruised his leg. I was shown that he had in fact injured his leg on a boat. I told my mother who insisted that the accident had occurred at work. I called my dad, who confirmed what I had seen. I knew I could not have made that up as I had had no idea he had gone fishing. His leg healed very quickly.
I understand that distance is no barrier to healing. This has allowed me to engage in healing work with people from all around the world, tuning into the mental, emotional, physical and energetic causes of their disorders and life challenges. I realized that I was helping people connect to their own divine intelligence, an intelligence which enabled them to heal.
Not long after my father’s healing experience, a friend came to visit. As she was talking an image of a cartoon looking liver, which was hovering above her head appeared in front of me. At first I thought I must be going mad and started closing and opening my eyes, waiting for the image to vanish. The image remained. I asked if she had a problem with her liver. She replied that she had had a liver problem for most of her life.
I then saw an image of her grandfather in a concentration camp and was informed that he had had a similar problem. I relayed to my friend many more personal details about her health and her grandfather which she did not know.
A few days later she called, to tell me her mother had confirmed all the details I had given about her grandfather. Since then, she has told me that everything I had shared with her about her health had been confirmed by medical tests and other health practitioners.
For the next few months I experimented with everyone who was willing. The results astounded me. I gained confidence in the value of the healing work I was doing. At every available moment I studied different healing methods and discovered how to use my healing abilities more effectively.
I also began to interview and to learn from bestselling authors in the area of spirituality, health and human potential. My articles were published in many newspapers and magazines around the world.
However, I decided that the most empowering thing I could do was to teach people to heal themselves. Thus my deepest most beneficial learning has come from clients in my private practice and those who participated in my workshops.
Thank you for reading about my experience of how I came to create Visionary Intuitive Healing®. I hope my story inspires and encourages you to find your own self-healing ability and passion for life.
All the best, love Inna
This introduction from The Secret Language of Your Body: The Essential Guide to Healing contains my experience and how I started my healing journey. It also explains how best to use the book and gives a powerful process for tuning into your body.
Learn to heal yourself and release negative beliefs that keep you imprisoned. Let go of destructive emotions, such as resentment, fear, depression, anger, failure, jealousy, and hopelessness. Connect to the wisdom of your body; learn to use your intuition; open your heart; and experience joy, compassion, clarity, relaxation, and love. Discover your body's innate intelligence and use it to create amazing transformations.
How do I know that all this is possible? I myself have experienced an incredible healing transformation and have worked with thousands of others who have changed their lives from suppression, illness, and dissatisfaction to openness, health, and the joy of intimately and profoundly knowing themselves. When you let go of the shell that covers your true nature, you discover the radiance of your authentic Self.
You don't have to believe me. This is not about listening to others but about discovering your own answers. As I tell people on the first day of my Visionary Intuitive Healing course, I believe every person who participates receives numerous gifts; many insights; expanded awareness; and opportunities for growth, transformation, and healing. What I teach gives people the key; how you use it is entirely your choice. Only you have the power to change your life.
Your body is a feedback system. This book gives you the opportunity to understand the messages your body sends you and offers a range of practical exercises to create harmony and healing. All the exercises are simple, easy, and fast; you don't need previous experience. If you can breathe, relax, read, think, and move your body, you can heal.
I have worked with many people, using these simple exercises to successfully heal a multitude of conditions: headaches, back pain, anxiety, heart problems, weight issues, digestive disorders, and asthma, to name just a few.
In your hands, you hold the tools that will clear destructive patterns, beliefs, and emotional baggage at a cellular level in order for you to discover the incredible being you really are—full of shining potential, genius, empowerment, and Divinity. All you have to do is be willing to use the information you have at your fingertips to heal yourself and change your life.
One of my students shared with me that she had never believed that she was capable of freeing herself from the despair and depression she felt until she discovered that, underneath her issues, there was a deep, profound, transformational love. Through this healing, she changed her life and her relationship with her husband, children, and family. She learned that she is loveable, and she no longer suffers from anxiety, panic attacks, depression, or heart palpitations.
Another client realized that her addiction to smoking was a way to feel closer to her father. When she recognized this, her addiction lost all its power. She stopped smoking that day.
Throughout history, many great masters, healers, and visionaries have said, "Know thyself" because when you have awareness, you have choice, and when you have choice, you have freedom and access to well-being. "Know thyself" and "heal thyself" are great concepts. The problem is that most people don't know how to do it. My intention in writing this book is to give you the tools to look within and discover the untapped fountain of wellness and vitality that we all possess.
A highly successful businessman once shared with me that learning how to tune in to his body and follow its guidance not only healed his painful back and knees but helped him make winning business decisions. In fact, after attending some of my seminars, his income tripled because of his newly enhanced, intuitive business acumen.
Discovering your inner wisdom and tuning in to yourself is not something you do a few times a year; it is a way of life. Once you begin to feel the amazing benefits, expand your awareness, and experience the power of self-healing, you will never want to turn back.
How It All Began
As I was growing up, if someone had told me I would discover powerful healing techniques, create a new healing modality, and share it on television, in workshops, and in books, I would have thought they were crazy. My dream was to become an actress and an author. I studied acting, appeared in plays while still at school, and then studied professional writing and editing in college. I never imagined that one day I would travel internationally, empowering people to transform their lives by renewing their health and vitality.
However, maybe it's not so surprising, as health has been a reoccurring theme in my life since childhood. I was born in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, which was affected by the Chernobyl disaster. Two years after the nuclear reactor contaminated the area, doctors informed my parents that my younger brother, Marat, who had been very ill, could die from the harsh climate we lived in and the city's lack of available treatment.
We made plans to move to Australia, and during the extremely stressful immigration process, we lived in Italy for nine months. The Italians were very nice to us, and there were also a lot of Russian-speaking immigrants around. Even though my parents were worried about our future, I loved my time in Italy and learned how to be independent by selling products on the beach to help my parents earn money.
Newly settled in Australia, my family had the challenge of starting a new life from scratch: learning a foreign language, adjusting to a different culture, and finding a way to survive. This difficult period had a considerable effect on my health. I became nervous, and I found it hard to express myself at school and at home. I frequently experienced severe stomach pains, skin problems, anxiety, and occasional panic attacks. At that time, my parents and grandparents believed that only doctors knew how to heal medical issues, so I was sent to them regularly.
My health continued to decline. At the age of sixteen, I began to suffer occasional but intense backaches, and a doctor referred me to a physical therapist. Despite some small initial relief, my back deteriorated to a point where my pain had became almost unbearable.
At eighteen, I met my future husband, Paul, in an acting class. Paul introduced me to a wide range of therapies. I tried an array of holistic and medical practitioners, but nothing seemed to work. I would feel slightly better for a short time, but then the pain returned and got gradually worse each time.
By age twenty, I felt so bad that for weeks I was barely able to walk. Self-conscious, I tried to hide this from my friends and family. Only Paul and my mum knew the extent of my pain. At one point, I felt like I was living at my chiropractor's office. My confidence was pretty low.
The Turning Point
I was in agony, and my body felt and looked disfigured. I asked Paul to drive me to the chiropractor, and I screamed the whole way. Every bump in the road felt like torture.
Finally, I made it into the chiropractor's waiting room. He took one look at me and told me that my body was stuck. I stared, bewildered, and murmured, "I already know this. What are you going to do about it?"
"Nothing," he said. "Go home."
On the drive back, I was absolutely furious, and this somehow made the pain less agonizing. I have read that when a person is depressed and feels hopeless, anger can be beneficial to move them forward. I was experiencing something like that. In my mind, I was playing out various scenarios of not being able to walk or ending up in a wheelchair. Then a thought occurred to me: my health could not stay the same. It would either get worse or it would get better. The idea of enduring the pain for the rest of my life was unbearable.
Later, at home on my bed, as I contemplated my bleak future, I had an epiphany. In an incredible shift in consciousness, I realized I had always relied on others to heal me, thinking that they could somehow save me. The more I gave away my inner power, the worse I felt. The answer was clear: I needed to heal myself. But how?
Discovering My Ability to Heal
I suddenly had a sense that my body was endowed with an incredible ability to heal. Before self-healing, however, I had to discover the purpose of my pain. Something was obviously not working, and my body was attempting to give me a message.
Even though I was still in pain, I now felt I had a purpose. I didn't know exactly how to begin self-healing, but I was aware that a human being functions on different levels—mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, energetic, and others. I decided to explore all the aspects I could.
First, I made a decision to become well. I was open to either feeling a bit better or being completely healthy. Either way, I felt this was better than focusing on being sick.
I then decided that if I was to get insights from my body, I needed to connect to my emotions. I began to focus on my breath. I gave myself permission to feel my emotions and receive wisdom from them, rather than resist and push them away. I realized that in order to heal, I needed to feel.
It also occurred to me to place my hands on my back. At the time, I did this to give my body some support. Later, I realized that, by touching my back, I was focusing my mind and energy toward healing that area. In other words, the intention of healing that began in my brain was now moving through my spinal cord and nervous system into my lower back.
I began to feel that my body was finally cooperating; I could feel it soften and relax. The "stuckness" that the chiropractor mentioned began to dissipate. But even though I was starting to feel better from time to time, doubts would still creep in—annoying thoughts like It's not going to work, so don't bother or Nothing's worked before, so what makes you think this will? I decided the best thing I could do was focus my mind and make it busy by counting backward from thirty.
This soothed my mind, and I realized that I did not have to make this healing happen; I needed to allow it to flow. I had heard about Divine Intelligence but could not really comprehend what it meant. I knew that my body was intelligent, as it knew how to make my blood flow, my hair grow, and my heart beat without me consciously doing anything.
I decided to ask that if there was a thing such as Divine Healing Intelligence, I wanted this intelligence to help me. Within moments, I felt a connection to an incredible healing energy. It was like a warm shimmering sun was melting all the rigidity and pain in my back.
When I turned my attention toward my spine, I saw the image of a disfigured back. Many vertebrae looked out of place and inflamed. Shocked, I thought, I don't like this dream. Then it hit me. I wasn't dreaming; I was looking at an image of my own back.
After my initial shock, I began wondering how my back could get to the condition it was in. So I asked the question, What are the thoughts, emotions, and experiences that contributed to this condition? I then waited while taking slow, deep breaths. Almost instantly, intense emotions of fear, frustration, anger, guilt, and shame began to surface. I kept breathing and feeling them, even when the emotions became extremely intense. I allowed myself to feel the intensity, repeating to myself, I am willing to let these feelings go.
Waves of emotions moved through my system. As I released them, I felt a calmness and connection to an incredible healing energy, and I received an insight or a memory related to each emotion. The more I released, the more Divine Spiritual Love I felt. In my mind's eye, I could see dense energy releasing from my body like puffs of smoke. I then fell into a deep and restful sleep.
The next morning, most of my pain was gone. I was so excited; I decided to experiment with this healing as much as I could. Within three weeks, the physical suffering had completely gone. At a checkup six months later, my amazed chiropractor said, "Whatever you are doing, keep doing it, because it works." After my back pain had released, I successfully worked on healing my skin, digestive problems, and anxiety.
Helping Others Heal
People began to ask me to help them heal. Though I had healed myself, I was skeptical about my ability to help others. I noticed that after practicing tuning in to my body, my ability to tune into others' bodies and energy systems increased dramatically. Sometimes, without even asking, I would receive amazing, unexpected—and what I felt to be Divine—information, which was consistently confirmed when I shared it with others.
Initially, I tried to help my family. My mum was the most supportive of my newly discovered abilities. She told me that she believed in me completely and that healing was the path I needed to take. My dad was skeptical, but because he loves me deeply, he offered his support. My grandparents told me that my new career was one they had never heard of. My husband, Paul, was incredibly supportive and offered me some very sound advice: I should never make things up, and I should be sure that what I was saying was real and helpful to the people I was working with. He also said, "Unless it works, don't do it!" and I have stuck to that. I continue to learn from the people I work with, and I pay close attention to what works best for them. I don't get stuck in habits or cling to ideas or techniques that are no longer relevant.
One day, not long after I healed myself, my mum called and asked me to do a distance healing on my father, who had injured his leg at work. I turned my attention to him and, by "tuning in" in this way, saw he had badly bruised his leg. I was shown that he had, in fact, injured his leg on a boat. I told my mother, but she insisted that the accident had occurred at work. When I called my dad, however, he confirmed what I had seen. His leg healed very quickly.
I understand now that distance is no barrier to healing. This has allowed me to engage in healing work with people from around the world, tuning in to the mental, emotional, physical, and energetic causes of their disorders and life challenges. I realize that I am helping people connect to their own Divine Intelligence, an intelligence which enable them to heal.
Not long after my father's healing experience, a friend came to visit. As she was talking, an image of a cartoon-like liver appeared above her head. At first, I thought I must be going crazy and started closing and opening my eyes, waiting for the image to vanish. The image remained. I asked if she had a problem with her liver, and she replied that she had had a liver problem for most of her life.
I then saw an image of her grandfather in a concentration camp and was informed that he had had a similar problem. I relayed to my friend many more personal details about her health and her grandfather that she did not know. A few days later, she called to tell me her mother had confirmed all the details I had given about her grandfather. She has since told me that everything I shared with her about her health that day was later confirmed by medical tests and other health practitioners.
Over the next few months, I experimented with everyone who was willing, and the results astounded me. I gained confidence in the value of the healing work I was doing. At every available moment, I studied different healing methods and discovered how to use my abilities more effectively. I also began to interview and learn from bestselling authors in the area of spirituality, health, and human potential. My articles were published in newspapers and magazines around the world. However, I decided that the most empowering thing I could do was teach people to heal themselves. Thus, my deepest, most beneficial learning has come from clients in my private practice and from those who have participated in my workshops.
The information in this book comes from my years of studying the human body, working with clients one-on-one, and teaching workshops around the world. Every client has contributed to my understanding of the messages each part of the body has to give us and how we can use this information for self-healing.
Someone once asked me what kind of book I had written. I thought for a moment and replied, "I have written a book I would like to use." I have used the information in this book as a resource many, many times to demonstrate and explain how our thoughts and emotions affect our bodies. I hope you use The Secret Language of Your Body regularly to assist you in your own self-healing.
Healing and Spirituality—Accessible to All
When people first meet me, they sometimes assume that my life is perfect—that I have no challenges and that I never get upset, concerned, or angry. They often try to put me on a pedestal and shower me with praise until they realize that I am simply human. I have doubts. I make occasional mistakes. I love fashion, going out dancing, watching movies, and listening to pop music.
In other words, I may have a deeply spiritual practice, but I also enjoy celebrating my life with a lot of normal pleasures. I try to demonstrate that you can be down to earth and also committed to your well-being, spirituality, and living a successful life. And people like it. At my seminars, people tell me they like my clothes, my youthful appearance, and the music I play—in fact, they say I make spiritual work look "cool." As a birthday present one year, Paul, along with music producer Phillip Gelbach, produced an album called Right Now, in which my vocals overlap inspiring, trance, dance, and chill-out music. People love dancing to it in my workshops. At one presentation, a lady came with her young niece, who was apparently expecting that someone doing spiritual healing would be older and frumpy. She was astonished that I looked young and was completely sold on me when she saw my shoes.
How to Use This Book
This book is a reference guide that can help you understand how your feelings, experiences, energy, and thoughts influence your physical, mental, and emotional health. It may be crossed-referenced several different ways, depending on how you want to focus on a condition or remedy. If you are not well, look up your condition or the part or system of the body where you are experiencing difficulties in order to gain an understanding of the thoughts and emotions involved. Here are some ways the information may be accessed:
By ailment: In part II, look for your condition in the alphabetized list. When you are reading about the disease, be aware of the emotions you are connecting to. Then turn to part III, the section on emotions, and do the relevant process.
By body part: Every ailment will be stored in a part of your body. Look in part I to read about the relevant body part and then do the process described. You will also find information on related emotions, which you can further study by turning to part III.
By color: In part IV, you can discover the qualities specific colors contain, which may assist you in restoring your body to vibrant health. You can also see how different colors affect you emotionally. Combine color healing with a process from the relevant body part or emotion section.
By body system: I have found that addressing different but related parts of the body creates powerful results. If you are not sure which parts of the body make up a system, familiarize yourself with part V of the book, "The Secret Language of Your Body Systems." Then do the work on the parts of the body that are connected to that particular system, including the color visualizations.
You may also decide to combine processes when the problem you are dealing with is in several parts of the body. For example, if you have a throat cold and you would like to release it, read about "Colds" in part II. Then go to the section on body parts in part I and do the process for the throat. You may also combine the throat process with the process for the lungs and the chest. If you relate to certain emotions, you may do the emotional release process. During the day, you may be busy at work and decide to simply use a color, like orange. You may visualize orange moving into your chest, or rub your hands together and then imagine that you have a ball of orange light in between your hands. Place your hands on your throat or lungs, and breathe the orange light in, allowing it to regenerate these areas.
Remember that it is not enough to just read the processes; you need to practice them several times to really gain the benefits.
The healing exercises are not a replacement for a healthy diet, exercise plan, or appropriate healthcare, but they provide additional support to allow your body to become healthier, more vibrant, and more energetic. If you have a medical condition or a serious illness and are taking medication, please continue your treatment under medical supervision.
Even if you are on medication, you can still participate in your own healing by using the information and processes in this book. As you avail yourself of the treatments recommended by your healthcare providers, practice the exercises in this book and work on tuning in to yourself so that you continue to strengthen your connection to the Divine Healing Intelligence. As you feel that connection grow, let it take more of your attention; ignore scary statistics and other dire information that shake your confidence in your healing power.
Keep in mind that there is a reason people speak of "healing miracles." Throughout history, people have found the key to their health, and some have accelerated their healing or changed the trajectory of an illness in ways that have baffled the medical community. Healing can take time, however, so be patient with yourself and make sure you have all the support you need. Only reduce your medication under the supervision of a medical practitioner.
How to Work with Physical Problems
When I was writing this book, I realized that no matter what dis-ease, stress, condition, or illness you have, it is connected to a part of your body. Read the section on the different parts of your body and complete the remedy for healing. Do not underestimate the exercises just because they are simple; they have already worked for many, many people.
If you would like to improve the effectiveness of a remedy, combine it with another organ or part of the body that is connected to it. For example, if you have a cold, then work on your lungs, throat, and chest. If you relate strongly to a feeling, then turn to the section on emotions and do one of the processes to help you release dense, stressful emotions, such as feeling overwhelmed.
Another example would be if you have problems with your reproductive system, you would read the section on the systems of your body to understand the lessons you need to learn. Then work on the related organs and emotions. Or maybe if you have eye problems but have limited time to work on them, you may like to use color healing. Indigo and purple are fantastic for healing any illnesses or weaknesses that affect the eyes.
How to Work with Emotional Problems
You may wake feeling stressed, depressed, or frustrated without experiencing any physical conditions. Go to the section on emotions in part III and do the process to release that emotion. Remember, it is important to do this process slowly and to breathe deeply. Visualize taking the negative emotions out of your body.
I have found that when people move their hands as they do this, it works even more powerfully. In my Visionary Intuitive Healing workshops, I usually play a song, which helps with releasing a particular emotion. Then I encourage people to move or shake their bodies to let go of that emotion, physically "taking" it out of their body with their hands and throwing it into an imaginary trash bin.
How to Work with Color
Color healing is brilliant: you can do it anywhere, anytime, and it often works instantly. Color is also a vibration that you can actually feel in your hands, and different colors have different effects on the body.
Try this: rub your hands together, making sure that you rub each finger. Then hold your hands in front of you, slightly apart. You should begin to feel some tingling sensations. Now visualize that you are holding a big ball of red energy. You might feel some heat in your hands. If you have problems visualizing, just think red. Red contains unlimited energy, vitality, and power. Identify where your body feels tired and weak, then place your hands above that part of your body and "breathe in" red. Do this as if you are trying to drink it into your body. Now allow this red to expand in your body while taking slow, deep breaths. You should quickly feel revitalized. You can also move your hands around your body, making the red move throughout your whole body. Note: do not focus on the color red if the area is inflamed or if you have a headache.
Now try the same exercise with the color blue. Blue should feel very different in your hands. It is likely to feel lighter, cooler, and more expansive. Ask which part of your body needs some blue, and breathe blue into it as you hold your hands over that area. Blue is great for soothing your mind, creating peace, and working with your nervous system. Similarly, indigo is one of the best colors for pain relief. Just place your hands above the part of your body where you are feeling pain, and breathe in the indigo color. Allow it to move through your body to dissolve any pain and density.
After leading an event in London, a woman came up to me beaming with excitement after we had done the color healing exercise. Almost out of breath with enthusiasm, she showed me her hands. "Look!" she exclaimed. I just stared at her while she wiggled her fingers in front of me wildly. Seeing my confusion, her friend explained that Lucy had suffered from arthritis and had not been able to move her fingers for two years. Recovering her composure, Lucy told me that after rubbing her hands and imagining the red light, her fingers became really hot, to the point of pain. She breathed very slowly to avoid making a sound. Then, while working with the color blue, she felt her fingers cool. Within a minute, her hands were relaxed, and, for the first time in years, she was able to move them freely.
When you read about a particular color, experiment with it by rubbing your hands together, visualizing the color, feeling it, and directing it into a part of your body.
How to Work with Body Systems
The systems of your body give you an insight into all the organs, glands, and other parts that make up a particular area. Since everything in the body is interconnected, it is useful to work with different parts of the body together. For example, let's say you have a problem with your hormones. Go to part V, look up the endocrine system, and you will see that this system consists of the hypothalamus, pituitary, pineal, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, adrenal glands, ovaries, testes, and pancreas. Depending on your particular condition, you would go to the body parts section of the book and work with some of the glands and organs described above. I have also included the causes of system breakdowns and the wisdom each body system offers.
If You Are Well
You do not have to be ill to benefit from the information in this book. You can use the healing processes to further enhance your health, well-being, intuition, and success. You can work on clearing your nervous system, for example, allowing you to feel more balanced and peaceful. You can also work with the emotions of love, joy, and happiness, or improve your immune system by working on your pituitary gland and hormones. I also encourage you to read the section about fingers and toes. Each of your fingers and toes is connected to various organs and energies in your body. By working on them, you improve your overall health and well-being.
The most important thing of all is to enjoy the experience. The more interesting, joyful, and fun you make it, the faster you will feel great.
Healing can occur quickly or take time. Be patient and repeat the processes regularly. Even though many people thought that I did not need more healing after my pain released, I recognized that it was only the beginning of my journey of discovery. I use these processes daily to feel healthier, happier, more abundant, and more confident.
Sometimes, even the smallest change can make a huge difference and place you on the path of wellness. Imagine being in a really bad mood; you feel a headache coming on, and plan to take an aspirin and go to bed, but a friend calls and invites you to go out. Reluctantly, you leave your house. You see the most beautiful sunset, take a few really deep breaths, and begin to relax. Then a stranger walks by and makes a kind comment. Suddenly, you begin to feel better and your headache disappears. You meet your friend in better spirits and have a great night. The next day, you awake feeling fabulous as you think about the great night you had. You decide that life is wonderful and have another enjoyable day.
This simple example shows your mind's ability to influence your body. If you are around someone who is negative and constantly criticizes or judges you, you are going to feel upset, angry, and fearful. Those emotions will cause your body to tighten, your immune system to weaken, and your nervous system to come under stress and attack. If you don't let go of the negative feelings, your body will start to break down, and you will get sick.
Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) research shows that negative thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and emotions weaken the nervous and immune systems and lead to disease. In 2001, Dr. Margo de Kooker, a medical doctor who specializes in the field of behavioral medicine, wrote a scientific overview for The Wellness Support Programme:
In the real world, what the field of PNI proves is that what happens in our minds at the level of our perception … can have real effects on … our immune system. This concept is not new, and the ancient wisdom has always encouraged us to focus on maintaining a "healthy" mind in order to maintain a healthy body. It is only now that we are able to prove and understand the connections.
On a physical level, the body is constantly changing. Science has established that our skin is renewed every month, stomach lining cells change every three days, eye cells every forty-eight hours, liver cells every six weeks, and skeleton cells every three months.
The exciting thing is that by consciously participating in your own healing process, you assist your body to regenerate faster, without the density, toxicity, and blockages that stop you from being vibrantly well. Imagine: You decide that you are ready to see clearly and spend two days working on your eyesight, knowing that cells of your eyes regenerate every forty-eight hours. After two days, you can see perfectly.
I have had astonishing feedback from people who have successfully used my processes to heal diabetes, cysts, arthritis, back pain, knee problems, heart palpitations, kidney problems, bladder cancer, migraines, skin conditions of all kinds, cystitis, hemorrhoids, eye problems, depression, anxiety, and many other ailments.
If you use this book on a regular basis, you will not only help your body to heal, you will also change your life and release the density and negativity that keep you limited, stuck, and fearful. The changes you experience may be obvious from the start, or they may be almost imperceptible. As you continue using the processes contained in this book, you will realize just how much you have transformed.
I have included a process for tuning in to your body that is similar to the one I used to heal myself. Practice this process to receive deeper insights into your challenges, and then work toward healing. This process can be used in conjunction with the other processes in this book or on its own.
Exercise for Tuning In to Your Body
1. Find a comfortable place to sit or lie down.
2. Count backward from thirty as you take deep breaths and allow your mind and body to relax.
3. Focus on an area in your body that feels blocked or an area where you have pain.
4. Breathe the color green into the area for a few moments and place your hands there.
5. Ask your body, "Is there a message you want to give me?" This message may come in a form of thoughts, words, images, insights, feelings, memories, and so forth.
6. Take a few deep breaths as you allow any messages to come to the surface. Do not judge any message.
7. Write down the messages.
8. Say: "I call on my Divine Healing Intelligence to help release all pain, blockages, and density from this area." Allow yourself to watch and feel the dense energy leave your body.
9. Breathe deeply and slowly, arching your head back slightly and curving your lower spine. Then, as you breathe out, bring your head forward, and allow your back to straighten. Do this in a relaxed and easy manner.
10. Do the color healing exercise described on page xxx using the color indigo for pain relief.
11. Say: "I call on my Divine Healing Intelligence to infuse this area with healing energy. I allow all the immune mechanisms of my body to activate and my body to return to a state of perfect balance and health."
12. Breathe in continuously for one minute, allowing the energy to build.
13. Imagine a warm, golden light moving through your whole body and repairing it.
14. When you feel lighter, gently bring your awareness back to normal, and open your eyes knowing that you have activated your own Divine Healing Intelligence.
You can do this exercise daily to either focus on specific health challenges or to improve or maintain the health of your whole body. You may also decide to use the processes as a preventative measure or to feel more empowered, confident, and healthy.
To assist you even further, I have created a free audio download of the above process that is a helpful tool to use together with this. See the back of the book for information on how to access the audio download and for other related materials. You can also access my website for additional information and more materials for different aspects of healing at www.InnaSegal.com.
When you engage in the processes, it is important to be relaxed and take deep breaths. This allows you to help the body feel and release tension and stuckness. In healing, your imagination can be your biggest asset and your mind a faithful servant. If you use both correctly, the results will speak for themselves. Know one thing: Well-being is your Divine Right, and it is available to you at all times if you allow it into your life. Your biggest challenge is fear and resistance but the information in this book can help you overcome it.
If you are still skeptical, you can succeed by taking one step at a time. If you discover that one process does not seem to work for you as well as you would like, try another. Be creative and adjust the processes so that you feel like they were created for you.
My prayer is that you experience great improvement in your health and well-being, as well as in every other area of your life. Please immerse yourself in this book, and begin to discover the secret language of your body.
© 2010 Inna Segal