On this episode of Five to Thrive Live, Matt joins host Karolyn Gazella to discuss his poetry writing experience, share tips on how to incorporate a writing ritual into your healing process, and read some of his poems. Both Karolyn and Matt are accomplished published authors who understand the power of the written word.
In this video interview, Natural Medicine Journal Publisher Karolyn Gazella discusses the challenges and solutions associated with enhanced integrative care for cancer survivors with integrative oncologist Dr. Matt Mumber. It is estimated that there are presently more than 15.5 million cancer survivors in the United States with more than two-thirds alive five years after their diagnosis.
Master teachers throughout history have repeatedly emphasized that part of our human experience is learning to live in alignment with our true, highest self while becoming mercifully aware of our false and limited separate self. This is the heroes journey and requires cultivating our ability to witness what is going on internally and externally without getting caught up in judgement and fear.
There are a variety of forms of meditation. I recently learned a “heart centered” meditation from Robert Sardello, author of the book “Silence”. Basically, the process consists of placing the part of you that is aware in certain parts of the body — in this case, the physical heart — such that one’s awareness comes form that specific area.
Here is a little lexio from Jim Finley taped series on healing from trauma. This is from the “Following the Mystics — Conclusion” part– the audio is available on Sounds True. This is basically both a teaching from Jim on the nature of the practice of lexio divina and then an example of using this writing as a focus for the actual practice. Enjoy.
Lexio divina practice April 3, 2017 based on excerpt from James Finley Healing from Trauma tape series: following the mystics section, conclusion, step 4 of healing process.