(Excerpted from the book ‘Rapid Recovery’ by Stephen P. King)
Jeanne Achterberg wrote that
The principle of Rumpelstiltskin, which is named after the old fairy tale
where magic appeared when the correct word was spoken. E. Fuller Torrey
believes that the very act of naming is therapeutic, as it conveys the
message that someone does actually understand, and that if it can be
understood, or even named, it can be cured. By naming it the patient feels
relief, and can face the outcome in a better state of calmness. Only those
who hold positions of great respect in any culture can effectively do the naming
and they must hold a world view in common with the client, and the diagnosis
must be relevant to that world view in order to be effective. This could be
problematic in any cross-cultural attempt at psychotherapy and probably
also cross-cultural medicine. This principle is vital in any health setting
as clients look far and wide for acceptable diagnosis, even if it doesn’t
Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Rochester, Dr. David Felten stated, “…one factor contributing to a diminished immune response is whether or not an individual is in control of the situation; another factor is whether or not the individual feels lonely.” (Bill Moyers) A sense of having personal control can be aided, prior to the introduction of any AIP (Accelerated Information Processing) technique, by having a client use inner dialogue, internally providing present-day information and affirmation.
I have stated that vibration plus healthy, loving intent provides the fertile ground for healing. Compassion has been called the “barometer of grace.” (Michael Talbot)
Whereas alcohol and drugs = a state of “Cheap grace”.
When we question whether what we or others may have done and whether or not it was right or wrong, we may need to pose a couple of questions:
1) Was the intention honourable?
2) Was the motivation love?
On the subject of grace Scott Peck wrote:
The paradox that we both choose grace and are chosen by grace is the
essence of the phenomenon of serendipity. (read also meaningful coincidence/
providence/synchronicity) Serendipity being defined as “the gift of finding
valuable or agreeable things not sought for.” Buddha found enlightenment
only when he stopped seeking for it – when he let it come to him. On the other
hand, who can doubt that enlightenment came to him precisely because he had
devoted at least sixteen years of his life to seeking it, sixteen years in preparation?
He had to both seek for it and not seek for it.