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A wise and helpful book
on January 10, 2010
Higher-Consciousness Healing (HCH) is a simple, wise and wonderful way of dealing with problems. The book is quite short and very easy to read, with a clear description of what HCH is and simple instructions to follow and get you started immediately. I first came across HCH several years ago and was immediately drawn to this very positive and gentle method of solving problems; it worked for me in a number of areas.
There is a bewildering array of therapies and self-help methods out there, most of which I know nothing about, but there are two approaches that I've never been keen on. I was therefore pleased to discover that the author (an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist) doesn't find them helpful either. They are:
· Trying to identify and analyse the cause of your problems; in particular blaming your parents for screwing you up!
· Trying to be relentlessly positive and making all sorts of affirmations which, deep down, you may not actually want or be ready for.
Instead, she takes the view that your reaction to a difficult event or situation is far more important than what actually happened, and it is the resulting negative feelings that you need to heal. HCH thus leads you away from worrying about possible causes and solutions to your problems, and this can feel very liberating and empowering. What you do focus on is a healing symbol and on a feeling of love which comes from your higher consciousness. Directing this love towards yourself (and your problem) may seem strange at first, especially if you are depressed or angry with yourself! But I found that once I'd got the hang of it, practising HCH was like giving myself a gift.
The symbol works at quite a deep level, and I've found (as have apparently a lot of other people) that rather than suddenly being overwhelmed by a massive change, I've simply left the problem behind and forgotten how bad it was until someone has referred to it. Or that I haven't even been aware of what kind of changes were taking place. Once I used a symbol to help me deal with my frustration at the rather condescending attitude a group of more senior colleagues had towards me and the team I was in. I was amazed when a few weeks later my manager (whom I considered quite insensitive and not interested in personal issues) congratulated me on how hard I'd obviously been working to improve my attitude towards my colleagues!
A really helpful and inspiring book, and a simple and effective method to use. Warmly recommended to everyone for dealing with all kinds of problems, whether great or small. HCH is a friend that will always be there for you.