Some of the books I have recommended don't give much credence to the
power of God and the ability of our faith in Him to help us be healed.
Sometimes there are other little things that are in them that aren't quite
right, things I wish they could have said differently.
What I ask of you when you look at these books, is to have an open mind
and follow your inspiration. Use those things that ring true to you and
back away from things that just don't seem right. Don't swallow everything
hook, line and sinker, but glean out what applies to you and then use
these books as resources.
One thing that these books brought to the forefront
for me, was how much we are in charge of our own health. Things don't
just happen to us. Often it's our thought processes that make our health
problems. And we can change them once we realize what they are, so we
don't have to keep thinking the same wrong ways that have been making
and keeping us ill.
Love, Medicine & Miracles
by Bernie S. Siegel, M.D.
When I first got cancer I had four or five people send me Love, Medicine
& Miracles. I was very inspired by it and very excited about what
I read. I already had an idea that I didn't want to go with main-stream
medical treatments and I knew that the author was a doctor, so I took
that into consideration when he recommended chemotherapy and surgery and
things that I disagreed with, I just glazed over those parts.
He was able to help me realize how much we are responsible for our health.
The Lord has put us in charge of our health and our thoughts and thought
processes. What we think and what we do and what we say have everything
to do with our health and how we are and what's bothering us. That's one
thing that is really, really true, the Lord has just put that in our makeup.
Dr. Siegel teaches that we have an inner energy available to us, what
I am calling "The Will to be Well". Once we are in charge of
what we can control, we can move forward in confidence, rather than in
distress and fear.
Feelings Buried Alive Never Die. . .
by Karol K. Truman
I was also given this book when I had cancer. I'm not comfortable with
everything that she says in her book. I believe that you have to say more
than just words, but I do think it is a great resource for realizing that
our minds create everything that happens in our body. The best way to
find out for sure, because I was very skeptical myself, is to kind of
test it out.
My husband was much more unbelieving than even I was. One day he came
home from visiting a sick elderly lady who had recently had a heart failure
along with lots of severe heart problems and he came home and asked what
the book said about it. It matched this lady's life and circumstances
exactly. With that and other experiences of checking the back of the book
with what was going on in people's lives and in our lives, we found it
matches pretty darn well.
You Can Heal Your Life
by Louise L. Hay
Louise Hay's book is another one that matched up with what I could see
in ours and others lives. The book has a 'New Age' twist to it and even
though I don't belong to the New Age religion, I found it has great information,
but if things don't set with your beliefs, disregard them as I did.
The How To Herb Book
by Velma J. Keith and Monteen Gordon
This is probably the first herb book you should get if you're just getting
started understanding herbs. One thing I don't agree with is how she makes
salves with Vaseline, but other than that, I have found great, great information
in this book.
The Little Herb Encyclopedia
by Jack Ritchason N.D.
The Little Herb Encyclopedia is one of the most complete reference books
on numerous herbs. It is probably my favorite book. I have read it dozens
and dozens of time. It has great information. I suggest that anyone who
uses herbs, that wants to be totally informed on what they are putting
into their body, should get this book.