Produced by Jon Child

Transcript of Program 11, 1985

Some of Julie’s early work in channel where Micciah discusses healing:
Healing....“The secret of healing is to allow whatever it is to be there.” View Section
Opposition ....“To be liberated is a question of generosity toward life, the way it is.”  How denial and opposition impede healing. View Section
Practicing trust. View Section
Risk. View Section
The speed of healing. View Section

(The original video tape is slightly damaged and some repairs have been made.)

   Micciah: We greet you all, dear friends.

   Julie: We do greet you, indeed. This is Micciah Channel, and I’m Julie Winter. Micciah is an energy entity who works with me while I’m in trance, and while I’m in the trance state I have access to a point of view that seems to come from a non-physi­cal realm. This series of programs is drawn primarily from videotapes taken during my regular classes. We want to expand our circle, and include your energy and interest in our work.
   The issues that we are dealing with are: first how to deal with hopelessness and dispair. How in life... [remarks on cat] How in life when you've tried everything and nothing works, then what? The second is releasing attachment to healing, or to a specific cure. So, let’s say you are working on healing something in your life working on transforming it... How to be able to be involved in the process of life and not be attached to, "Nothing will be all right until I get my leg fixed, or my necked fixed, or my hand fixed, or my relationship fixed, or whatever it is." Third: what is the attraction to either quick enlightenment and healing. Sort of the no-work-required approach, or, to very slow processes. So really we’re asking about how a belief in linear time affects healing or enlightenment. (Enlightement is back to that business about in light, isn't it?) Awakening.

   Micciah: We greet you all, dear friends.
   Part of being awake is to know how to live in a paradox or ordinariness and extra­ ordinariness, to live as if everything mattered, which it does, although the conscious mind, that is, the talking self, will say, "Oh no, this doesn't matter, I don't matter, it doesn't matter." It does. And also to be ordinary. In the folds of ordinary life lie the most exquisite mysteries. And if you were to be confronted in an immediate sense with your life on this plane being over, probably what you would yearn for and what would open to you would be the richness, the extraordinary, miraculous quality of life, just as it is. So this leads us to your questions.
   In making a search for some thing that will, when it is delivered, finally, make you satisfied, you sabotage yourself because while you are looking for IT -- The Cure, The Relationship, The Dollar, The Great Idea, whatever -- you have blinders on, everything else falls by the wayside, gets pushed aside, because it is not IT. And really, the secret -- if there is a secret, one secret -- to healing is to allow. To allow. Now this connects to the question about despair. In order to have a circumstance, or a condition, or a state of mind transformed, you must first allow whatever it ie to be there. You cannot "get rid of" a physical problem by trying to push it away. Or you might get rid of the symptom but not deal with the underlying roots. So you will do what? You will create another symptom. When you are pushing at something, what happens? You are creating an opposition. Tension. An opposition will lock the symptoms into place. You can see it on all levels. If you have a symptom in your body, if consciousness, the totality of consciousness, creates the effect of a symptom, and you are trying to get rid of it, then there is hatred for that part of the body. People will say, "Oh, my damn foot! It always hurts." There is rejection of that part of the body, as if it were an "it" and not a living consciousness representing "footness."  So you must allow the foot, your foot, to be the way it is, to speak to you, to communicate with you. What is this pain reflecting? Even in a friendship, if it goes sour, and you kick the person out -- and you might well want to -- if there is no completion, if there is no movement or spaciousness or breath for completion and allowing, that person will be on your mind even if he or she is not in your life. So, to be liberated, in this sense, is a question of a generosity toward life, your life, the way it is. The way it is. Not the way it isn't. The way it is. And if is means right now that your foot is complaining and paining, then that is what is, and you can only move from where you are, you cannot move from where you aren't, and you cannot really move when you are in opposition. This is a little bit complicated, because we do not mean that you should smile and say, "Oh, my foot is fine!" when it is not fine. That is denial and that compounds the issue. To be empowered is to have many choices. To be able. To be able. If you have many choices, then life is full even if you have a pain in your foot. Being fixed on "the cure," "the healing," "until I am healed of this I will allow nothing to nourish me, nothing to come in," gives you no choice, hmm? You have narrowed down, narrowed down, narrowed down, narrowed down, til every thing is concentrated really -- on what. It is really not on the healing, it is really on the pain, saying, with despair, saying, "when I am in despair, when I have tried everything and nothing works…" But to set it up in that way in your language -- "I have tried everything" -- implies that you are trying to get rid of it, yes? "Get it out of here!"  And that is not a point of power. You may need to take ten minutes, an hour, five hours, and complain bitterly, and express your anger and your passion and your sadness and your remorse about whatever situation you are working with. If you were to concentrate on your remorse for five hours, without breaking concentration once, you would create a miracle. Really, the constant presence of despair or pain rests on your opposition to it and your speaking about it without plunging into it. You know, if you work with someone in intense physical pain, and you can relax the consciousness, the talking self, then the pain starts to move; as he pays attention to it, it begins to move, it begins to yield. So it is a question of allowing things to be the way they are so that there is room to move and of starting to shift your frame of reference. Can you feel what you feel when you are locked in despair, which is really an opposition to despair" "Here I am, I am despair." "No! Get away from me!" "No, here I am!" "No, get away!" See if you can move your attention, move your attention. The great psychiatrist -- he probably would not have wanted to be called a healer -- Milton Erickson, was a master at teaching people to move their focus. What else is going on in life besides your foot? You say, "Oh, this is ridiculous; this one, this entity is simplistic. What about real pain?" But there are many accounts of those in the most dire pain who can move their consciousness to include the ecstasy of life. In the book by Stephen Levine, WHO DIES?, people come to a profound connection with life even in the midst of death. Attachment is a kind of holding, yes? Attached! Attached!. You can be attached to your pain, you can be attached to your money, to your lovers. It is holding. How many things can I do with my hands when I am holding onto this, like this [clutching]. ''What can I do? I want to keep it! I want to garden, and I want to touch you, and I want to pet the cat, but most of all, I want to keep this! So I will forego gardening, and making love, and petting the animals, because I am going to hold onto this!" And there is another ingredient, which is trust. "I'm letting go of that so I can have power, so I can be free with my hands. I am letting go because I am practicing trust." You have to practice it. Some of the gestures you can make to set up a new pattern involve practicing trust. "l wish to be abundant. I wish to be open to the great law of abundance." Surely the earth is full of abundance. The stars are more numerous than you can count; there are billions of cells in your body, most of them die and are regenerated. All right! "l wish to live my life aligned with the spiritual principle, the great principle of abundance. But! I'm not letting go of this cup. Tea cups are hard to come by in these times!" You must practice letting go. If you lost that one, well, then what? Life is full of loss. Loss and replacement. Loss and replacement. Sometimes loss and no replacement. Sometimes replacement and no loss. In opening your selves, in opening your selves to the possibilities, the richness of the creative potential that you all have, you take a risk.
   Do it, during the week. You have worked with this before. What would you like to risk in your life, in order to feel greater freedom, to have spaciousness? Choose one area where you are willing to play a little bit with risk. And during the week, you, and all of you who are watching, if you wish to play with us, practice. No success, no failure, just practice. Maybe if you are holding very tightly, you could let go of one hand for a little while. And in the letting go, the spaciousness that you allow makes room for healing. And maybe the symptom will stay the same, at least for the moment, maybe the foot will still hurt. And your experience of life will change.
   How to be in the city? And feel your connection to the earth, to the rhythms of the earth? Well, the city, you know, is still part of the earth. What do you have access to? If you shift your frame of reference, you will know. You have access to the light. Pay attention to the shifting of the light. It is no different in the city than in the country. The shadows change, the colors change.  You can appreciate the light, and the dark, anywhere. And there are people who live in the country who are really no more attuned than you are. It has nothing to do with the mechanics of the city or the country, necessarily. And if you are really miserable here, and there are those who genuinely are, -- this is an extraordinary time, yes? It is not quite the Middle Ages -- you can move. Yee, it means uprooting, but it is possible. You can have plants here, you can plant window boxes, you can look at the trees on the street. There has really been a move in New York City in the last fifteen years or so, flowers are planted in places they didn't use to be. You can bring that into consciousness everywhere possible. You do have parks. The city has its own way of demonstrating the shifts and the changes in the seasons, its own mode. The fluctuations of light, incidentally, are very important. So do pay attention. The long nights are symbolically an inward turning and also a time when there are physiological changes; when the days lengthen, as they are now, you will see with your plants and with your hair, if you watch, that there are changes, and new growth starts to appear.  As we have said before, living here, in this time, is like living at the edge of a volcano, or living in a zone where there are earthquakes. If you really wish to change the city, then shift your consciousness. If you are in a hypnotic trance about the city -- and very much of life is a series of elements or beliefs into which you are entranced, or about which you are entranced: it is awful it is awful it is awful, it is a terrible place it is a terrible place it is a terrible place, it is dirty it is dirty it is dirty, it is bad it is bad it is bad -- then think of everything available here that is not available elsewhere. So, it is dirty, but you could help clean it up. How many of you have taken the time to find a way to do that? You could work in a city garden. Just like the foot! I have a pain I have a pain I have a pain I have a pain I have a pain I have a pain. What is there about the city that is appealing? It is vital, attractive. This city is a very strange paradox, yes? A conundrum.
   And this brings us to the last issue. This is the great city of hurry sickness. Hurry hurry hurry hurry hurry, hurry hurry, faster, faster. What is the appeal of speediness? Quick transformation!  Quick healing! Quick food! Quick relationships! No relationships. And, on the other aide, what are the belief systems that say, no, things must always be slow. Well, there is a time for each. Sometimes one is appropriate, sometimes the other. The appeal of speed is that there is no work involved.  Quick! Or, if there is, you get it over with. No pain, no real struggle. The appeal of slowness as a rule comes from an attachment to the value of doing something slowly for its own sake. Either way, we are talking again about attachment. It depends on the soul's choice. It depends on what the Great Self is helping the personality self to deal with. So, sometimes a miraculous opening or transformation -- quick! -- is exactly what's needed. It might be just the thing for someone who is perpetually stuck in a belief that everything must be hard, slow. Think of conception. When conception takes place, although it has several stages, it takes place very fast. The actual meeting of the sperm and the egg is quick. But having a baby takes a fair amount of time. And if you do it too fast, faster than is appropriate for that particular event, the baby will be immature and weak. It is a question of what works in a particular situation. If there is great opening, suddenly, if the Self has made the way and is attracted to an experience that will thrust out great sudden opening, then there must also be integration. Otherwise the shift can't really be utilized. There is a time for each. Would you like to ask further about this? Is this clear?
   Sometimes a growth on the body, a dangerous growth, goes away. It is simply gone. And the question is then what? If that experience open the person to the miracle of existence, and it might, then celebrate. But maybe the growth is gone and nothing else changes, moves, opens, deepens. It is just gone. You see, what matters is what use is made of something, what choices in your life are altered and are rendered more powerful, more creative, out of the particular item. To meet with a stranger and have a passionate and powerful rapport, very suddenly, is enormously exciting, and powerful, and wonderful. And it is not the same as a relationship that unfolds over thirty years. Is one better? No. They are both extraordinary. So, it is not really, again, this or that, but this and that.
   We hope you will choose something to risk. If you always do things quickly, maybe risk doing them slowly. If you always do things slowly, risk doing something fast. Slow down your walking in the city. Look around at the light, at the grittiness, and the vitality, and the power, and the cruelty of life. Become yourself the transformer.
   We thank you so much for meeting with us. You are much loved, and we bid you a joyful and sunny day.

   Julie: I want to remind you that the channeling I do with Micciah is really an ongoing exploration. And in watching and listening, you're part of the exploration. So, the work is here and it is our intention to share it with those of you who watch. And you need to evaluate it for yourself, to go over the information, to assess what feels right to you, and use what feels right and let the rest go.

   Julie: “This channeling is meant to be a spiritual, emotional, intellec­tual, heartful, mindful journey that I share with another realm, that I share with my classes and that we all share with you. Please go over the material, evaluate it for yourself, and know what it is that you think about it.”