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Beyond the Darkness with Sam the Miracle Man.

On July 10,  I gave an interview to the podcast Beyond the Darkness.

Sam the Miracle Man, as he is affectionately called by his friends has survived two near-death experiences & five incurable diseases.
Sam Shelley spent most of his life in pain with his mental and physical disabilities & required thirteen medications a day and needed mobility aides (walker/cane).

Today, Sam lives free of disability, free of medicine, and free of disease. This is a story that EVERYONE needs to hear to believe.”

https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Sam-The-Miracle-Man

This interview received the most positive feedback that I received to date,  here a a few of the comments.

“Brilliant, Mind blowing interview with Dave Schrader.”

“Hey guys! My name is Emily, I’ve written once before to share an experience I’ve had. I’m writing you this morning to simply thank you. I struggle with the “head trash”/ depression/demons, whatever you want to call it. In fact, the struggle is so real sometimes I find myself looking at my three very beautiful children, one of which has Down syndrome, and think to myself…why can’t I enjoy my life? What a piece of crap am I that I cannot love my life and all that is in it. Still, as strong as I am and can appear to be these pains are real and it makes life…well it makes life harder than I’d like it to be but it’s not. I digress. I came to a dark point, yet again, where I found myself consumed by these dark thoughts. I sat in my tiny bathroom crying, asking my guides and angels to help me see the light because I felt blinded by the dark. I heard nothing. I felt…nothing and it broke my heart. I gathered myself and washed up to hide the fact I was just falling apart in my bathroom. I reluctantly went downstairs to start dinner. I pulled out my phone and kicked on your podcast as I usually do when I cook or clean. The miracle man. I didn’t see the title. I had no clue where I had left off because to be honest, I hadn’t cooked or cleaned in a long time. I couldn’t bring myself to do so. But that night was different. I was almost on autopilot or so I thought? The episode grabbed my attention immediately. I cried in silence. I cried out loud. I came out of the kitchen and brought my family together to listen. That podcast changed me and my family’s life. A simple thank you is all I wanted to say. I want to repay you and Sam but I know I cannot. Instead I am going to continue to spread his and your beautiful message because it is now my message. Great. Now I’m crying again. THANKS GUYS!!! All the love and positivity your way,”

“I was fortunate to listen to you on Beyond the Darkness. Thank you. I really, really needed to hear your story.”

 

 

The Birth of the Divine Love Healing Ministry

I had numerous health challenges from the Multiple Sclerosis, Bipolar, Migraines, Psoriasis, and Psoriatic Jesus sacred heartArthritis.  My troubling thoughts about my terrible life became my hell on Earth.  I had a mindset of dread.

One day I found meditation, and learned that my thoughts were not the absolute truth.   I wish I knew my thoughts were false when I was in my 20’s when my mind kept telling me that I wasn’t worthy of life.  This state of mind left me institutionalized so I would not kill myself.

Three months after I began a simple meditation practice of just sitting there not reacting to thoughts, I heard a voice whisper in my ear, “Perfect Spirit.”  I immediately knew and had my first realization (Spiritual Awakening) that my spirit is pure and perfect, and my body/mind are damaged. Then I had a knowing that “all is well,” and all sense of fear about my health vanished.

Unknown to me at this time, this was Grace that descended down from the heavens and I was healed. The healing took 18 months to be fully complete — I followed my intuitive voice for the path to recovery.  To read more about my journey to health, see my book “I Don’t Dwell.”  I share all my simple practices that I used.

I no longer have any signs of disease, no more medicine, and no more need for a cane.

In October 2014,  during a  deep mediation, Jesus placed his right hand on my right cheek and said “do this,” then I was filled with a deep sense of peace and love.  I told this story to a friend Sandy and then she called me an “anointed healer.”  I thought about that title she gave me, anointed means chosen one.  I was chosen by Jesus to do this healing.  I see that she was correct. Although, I’m too humble to actually call myself “anointed healer” in public.

In the spring of 2015, I was told to see Dan Chesbro and become an ordained priest from the Sanctuary of the Beloved and the Order of Melchizedek.   This is a healing order based on unconditional love.  In June 2015, I was ordained.  Once I was ordained and made the commitment to serve all my healing was raised to new heights.

Recently, I was being guided by Mother Mary to start a church Sanctuary of the Divine Love, and create a traveling Divine Love Healing ministry.  Once I announced my intentions the divine got to work on my behalf.   I searched the internet and saw that there is a Sanctuary of Our Lady of Divine Love in Rome, Italy that is a shrine to Mother Mary.  However, Sanctuary of the Divine Love was not being used from what I could see and the website domain was available.  I now own the domain name santuaryofthedivinelove. That night I did a healing circle to my largest crowd to date with 33 people (only 16 people signed up).   Thirty three is a divine number.  The angels are responding to my prayers and they want me to know that they are with me to help with my service.

The next day, I received a surprise call from my website marketing team that they are releasing me from my contract for dontdwell.org. Great news, my old site focused on mindset and this needs to be replaced with my healing ministry.  Although,  I still to do mindset work this is simply not my main focus.  Later that night, I get a message from a new friend Cindi who asked me if I wanted to get together.  I later learned why I was talking to her, she works in a prison and has a great ability to discern when people are not being honest – one of my weaknesses.  When I am working in the divine, spiritual energy of healing, I’m in a state of Christ Consciousness.   This is a place of pure unconditional love, without any judgment.  People have taken advantage of me in this state.

I know that most people do not fully understand true unconditional love and how the mind lives in a place of constant judgment and fault finding .  Before thoughts arise there are no problems or issues, just a silent stillness and peace.   Try this exercise, when you find yourself meeting someone.  Notice how the mind is commenting on their hair, the shape of their body, the clothes they are wearing, how they smell, etc.   The mind is a constant story teller.  Now, imagine life where you no longer believe the story teller, and just accept the purity of all things — their perfect spirit.  This is Christ consciousness.

Part of my healing blessing is to quiet the story-telling mind, since the mind is a magnet for the things you do not want.  When I was in a state of dread, my mindset brought more dread into my life.   This is the law of attraction, what you think about you bring about.

When I lay my hands on people as Jesus did to me,   I am witnessing miracles happen before my eyes.  Or people will tell me that some issue that they arrived with just vanished after I touched them.   I see that I’m a conduit for Jesus and Mother Mary to work through me.

I plan to be on the road full-time in the fall, and will be starting a crowd funding campaign soon to provide the money to start my ministry.  I plan to do my work based on love donations.  I know that the most sick, have the least amount of money.  When I was a sick and disabled man my health care exceed $ 75,000 a year, and even with insurance my co-pays were several thousand dollars.   I am grateful for any amount of help to spread my mission of bringing divine love healing to the world.  The help could be sharing my campaign, hosting me in your town, providing a donation, or simply helping with the day to day work.

Here is a video for the campaign;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y6zUkmeNO4

The Divine Love Healing ministry is on GoFundMe,

http://www.gofundme.com/divineloveheals

Love and blessings to you.

Changing Our Relationships With Our Thoughts: Mantra Yoga + Health interview

Here is the unabridged full interview.  A partial interview was included in issue 9 of Mantra Yoga Health magazine.

Laying in a hospital bed with 15 prescriptions each day ruling his life,
Sam Shelley finally said, “Enough!” His life had been a long series of illnesses, each one more crippling than the last. At age 6, a hit and Mantra  Yoga Healthrun accident with a van nearly killed him. Since then, the hospitalizations for depression and the anxiety began, eventually morphing into bi-polar disorder, suicidal tendencies and finally multiple sclerosis. During one particularly tough hospital stay, Sam experienced a profound shift — an awakening — that forever changed his life. Eighteen months after that shift, Sam slowly awakened and is today symptom-free (and drug-free).

Here’s how he did it:

Mantra Yoga + Health: Sam, your story is amazing. How did you first realize that meditation would help?

Sam Shelley: I didn’t know it would, but I began to read and was curious how meditation and mindfulness might work for me. I started to get very quiet and over time, I began to see that the thoughts I was having weren’t “me” — they were separate entities. I continued to meditate and separate myself from the thoughts — just note them as they floated by — and one day, I had an awareness. A clarity that spoke the words “perfect spirit” to me, and I then realized that my spirit — who I was — was pure. It was my thoughts that were not — and they were separate from me. I could choose to believe that “perfect spirit” was truth and the thoughts began to have less and less power.

Slowly, the ill health that had been plaguing me for so long began to dissipate. I worked with my doctors to reduce the drugs I was on, based on the reduction in symptoms, and following my perfect spirit, became stronger each day. I now see this as a true awakening and I feel strongly that I’m not that special — this ability is available to each of us, if we choose to see our thoughts as separate and re-write the things we tell ourselves each day.

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The Mind is a Liar!

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Confused Mind

Over the weekend, I meet a friend at Starbucks and we were discussing our businesses. She asked me if I had to summarize my core message in one line what that would be. I answered; “The mind is a liar.”

I can think of numerous events where I believed my mind was telling me the truth. When I was staring at a bottle of sleeping pills, and writing the suicide note. My mind convinced me that I “wasn’t worthy of life.” How can that be? My wife loved me; why wasn’t I able to see this?

Another time, I was laying in the hospital bed at age 37 unable to walk. After a few weeks, a doctor walked into my hospital room, and nonchalantly told me that I had multiple sclerosis. As quickly as he delivered that news, he walked back out of the room. No big deal to him – he wasn’t the one laying there suffering! After that news, I remember laying their crying. I could feel myself slip into a deep depression. My mind convinced me that “life was over.”  I simply gave up hope that I would lead a normal life. Once again, why I was convinced that the opinion of the mind was the truth?

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Relax! You’re giving yourself an autoimmune disease!

autoimmune diseaseI was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Psoriasis, and Psoriatic Arthritis. I was part of the growing epidemic of those diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.

According to the National Institutes of Health, “More than 80 diseases occur as a result of the immune system attacking the body’s own organs, tissues, and cells. Some of the more common autoimmune diseases include type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and inflammatory bowel disease.”

There are many factors to create an autoimmune disease. One factor is the environment. Food, water, air quality and mental state. also contribute. I was frequently under a lot of anxiety and stress, and later diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I never knew how my mental state affected my health, and I was not diagnosed with my autoimmune disorders until a period of time after my bipolar diagnosis.

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I hit the reset button, and discovered a new awakened reality

a new awakened realityMy life wasn’t falling apart, and my health was stable. I was simply tired of being sick and tired. I knew there had to more to life than suffering. The reliance on the doctors left me over-medicated. Between my six doctors, I was taking 13 daily medications.

I hit the reset button. I went exploring for alternatives and one day I discovered meditation.

One day after a 10-minute meditation session, I had a profound shift of consciousness after I heard an inner voice say, “perfect spirit.” I pondered that phrase for a moment, and I thought, “A-ha, that’s it!” I simply knew that my spirit was perfect and that the body/mind was damaged from the bipolar, MS, and a few other ailments. A moment later, a deep knowing came that “all is well,” and the health challenges were over. This knowing also revealed that I had to create a recovery practice to restore the damage done to the body and mind.

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Just sit with your damn mind!

Just sitAfter stepping out of the shower, I see my nude reflection in the mirror. Immediately, the mind begins to point out the flaws of my imperfect body.

Getting dressed is another challenge. The mind is telling me not to wear a certain pair of pants because they make me look fat. Then the mind is telling me to tuck in my shirt or I will look like a slob.

During breakfast the mind is dreading another day of the same crap. The mind begins to plot out the day making sure to note, “Don’t do something stupid!” I am now concerned about my words and actions. I’m afraid to be honest with anyone, since I want everyone to like me.

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There Are No Mistakes

There Are No Mistakes“Why did I heal?”

I took this question into my contemplation practice. In this practice you ask yourself a big question with no easy answer. The objective of this practice is to quiet the mind and allow the deep wisdom to arise.

“There are no mistakes. We are given free will and in this state of choice there is “right action” or “distraction.” The noisy mind usually choses distraction, over right action. Right action is difficult in a fear based society. The mind thrives in fear. The mind is in charge with this negative mindset. It will bark out commands that we follow without much resistance. The commands are distractions that will prevent you from spending time to learn the lesson that life is presenting you.”

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The Key to Never Ending Happiness (Bliss)

I was in the dark for decades. My world was filled with fear, hate, and anger. In my pocket I had a pack of matches. When I lit a match I had glimpses of love, happiness, and joy. However, the match didn’t stay light for long and I would be plunged back into darkness.

A few folks have found lighters and various sizes of flashlights in the dark. They have longer periods of light. However, there are many things in the shadow that come out when the light goes out.

As a bipolar I was stuck with a pack of matches.

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Others Could Not Heal Or Cure My Bipolar, Multiple Sclerosis, Migraines, Psoriasis, And Psoriatic Arthritis.

Cure My BipolarI am staring at a small stack of appointment reminders. My spare time is spent with my team of doctors. This team has prescribed dozens of medications over that past decades.

Currently, I am taking 13 medications divided into 24 pills to be consumed throughout the day. For each doctor I visit I hand in my medication list, and give out copies of my latest blood test results. It is exhausting to keep up with it all.

My doctors were satisfied with my maintenance medication plan. There was never any talk to streamline my medications. These medications provided enough stability and that was their goal. They never had a plan to cure or heal me – I was incurable.

Even though I had all sorts of side effects from my medications, it was decided that these were the pills for me to take daily. If I could cope with the medications and it was keeping my stable than that was considered a success.

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