MY SUNDAY JOURNAL
By Dalton Roberts
On this day a spiritual healer told me, "It is amazing the number
of illnesses that are created because we want to punish a parent or love
a parent." Our subconscious says 'I am going to have diabetes
just like my daddy because I love my daddy." We may not believe
this but when we start looking within we can sometimes see these
At times when we sense we are carrying our family prophecies and
materializing the concepts of others in our physical bodies, it is good
to remember the words of Jesus, "Call no man father." That may
seem radical but sometimes radical ideas are needed to blow loose
ingrained concepts. Jesus is saying, "Realize that your Creator is
your true Father, your true Source. Look to Your Creator for your
Think back over your life and you will also see people who use illness
to punish others. Sometimes it is a desperate bid for love. If someone
won't give us the attention we need, it's like we are saying,
"Well, I'll just get sick and then you'll have to notice me."
We probably use illness to punch ourselves for perceived guilt. It sure
is an expensive way to purge us of guilt!
I think our subconscious use of illness is the reason Jesus sometimes
asked the sick who came to Him, "Do you want to be made whole? Do
you want to be healed?" He was urging them to search themselves and
see if their sickness was serving some neurotic need in their lives.
You may not believe such things happen but I think over 90% of
psychoanalysts, as well as spiritual healers, would say it does happen.
But we can tune into our self-talk. We can learn to read our patterns.
We can stop the robotic behavior.
BIGGEST DANGER OF MEDIA
One night I turned off the news. Not that I wish to live my life with my
head in the sand but because I don't want to live my life being made
anxious, edgy, fearful and without hope.
All day long, each day of our lives, the media reminds us to be anxious.
And it is not an accurate depiction of the human condition.
Right now there are people all over the planet fighting, killing and
robbing. But the overwhelming majority are working, cooking, tending to
chores, caring for their loved ones, making tender love to one another
and doing normal and good things for each other. They just don't make
We should actually be heartened by these facts. Why do they cover the
killing and robbing? Because it is the exception to the rule!
Still, we can get in the habit of being disheartened by the bad news by
being unmindful of the good news.
Get out of your seat now and then and turn off the bad news stream. The
world won't end. But maybe the overload of anxiety will ease.