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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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YouTube Channel and Recovering From MS

Introducing the Don’t Dwell YouTube Channel

recovering from ms

Today, I launched a YouTube video channel. The channel is Don’t Dwell.

The first video up is about reversing and recovering from MS. In the video, I juggle.

I have asked the International Jugglers Association and a few juggling blogs, and they know of no one: I am the only known MS juggler.

For the channel, I plan to release a few videos a month on various topics. I would like to create question-and-answer videos. I would prefer if the channel was used as a dialogue and not a monologue.

What would you like to see?

YouTube Don’t Dwell Channel

A Medical Mysteries Interview with Dr. Clifton Meador

Dr. Clifton Meador

Today, I have the great pleasure of being the host on Day 9 of Clifton Meador’s Virtual Blog Tour.

Clifton’s book Fascinomas is celebrating its launch from February 17th to March 3rd, 2014.

Clifton K. Meador, MD has a gift for filtering through tales and ‘can you beat this one’ stories that are passed around doctors’ lounges and operating rooms, and for coming up with succinct but extremely entertaining stories.

A ‘fascinoma’, as Meador defines, is medical slang for an unusually interesting medical case. He has gleaned and collected and curated 35 such cases from his own experience and the experiences of colleagues who have given permission to re-tell their own blockbusters.

Each case is reads like a short story – the presentation of a strange set of symptoms, the initial response of the examining doctor(s), gradual revelation of further symptoms (sometimes via revealed secrets from the presenting patient), and the final diagnosis.

Clifton’s mantra is: “There is not a medical diagnosis or a defined disease behind every chronic symptom; but there is a demonstrable cause if you listen and search carefully.”

Yesterday, Clifton visited Kathi Casey’s Healthy Boomer Body blog, where she asked him how disease labels can often be harmful to the patient diagnosed.

Today, I’d like to share with you a recent interview I had with Clifton when I asked about how a diagnosis can sometimes keep one ‘stuck’, and the importance of keeping a journal. I hope you enjoy it!

***INTERVIEW***

SAM: I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and migraines.  I was always fearful of what was coming next. Today, I have none of those ailments, I’m a medical mystery. Coming out of meditation one day, I simply knew that “all is well.” That day, all fear dropped away and I followed my intuition in getting off all medicine and recovering the damage done to the body from the various ailments.

Did I cause my ailments? Then later did I “turn them off?”

CLIFTON: Sam, what a great story! This is a difficult subject because it generates so much misunderstanding. My psychiatrist friend, Dr William Mundy of Kansas City KS (check out my interviews with him on YouTube www.doctorswholisten.net) says, “what the mind cannot deal with is relegated to the body.”  That is a powerful statement. He also says, “what is mind caused can be mind cured.” Not knowing you I can only guess that your cure was a mind cure.
No one I know consciously causes disease but unconsciously they can. Mundy goes into much more detail in our interviews on YouTube.

One has to get beyond thinking he or she just made themselves sick or that they are just imagining they are sick. The sickness is very real and it can be mind caused.

SAM: When I was dealing with bipolar disorder my doctor had me fill out a journal that had 10 questions to gauge my well-being. I became obsessed with the book and it influenced how I moved through the world.  For example, if I answered that my energy and mood were poor, I had a terrible day.

Is there a benefit to keeping a dairy for our symptoms?

CLIFTON:  I think diary keeping is best used when someone has chronic recurring symptoms – symptoms in the body that come and go. In those cases, there is often a toxic personal relationship or a toxic physical substance producing the stress that is still out of conscious awareness. The diary method helps to bring the “cause” into full consciousness. Only then can it be addressed or eliminated.

SAM: After I healed, I saw how the labels of my diagnosis kept me stuck. I told myself “I’m bipolar – I’m supposed to act this way” or “I have MS, I supposed to be disabled!”

How can these labels cause us harm?

CLIFTON: That is really a good question. I made up a dictum that says, “There is not a medical diagnosis behind every symptom but there is a demonstrable cause if one looks carefully and long enough.” Labels, especially if they are wrong or inaccurate, completely remove the patient from an honest search for causes. With a label or diagnosis, they have a name for their condition. They can tell friends. They can read about it. They can believe they are stuck with the named condition. Michael Balint in Scotland said “once a doctor and a patient agree on a name for a chronic illness, that illness, present or not, becomes incurable.” I found that removal of a false diagnosis is very difficult in some patients.

*** END OF INTERVIEW***

I hope you enjoyed this brief interview with Dr. Clifton Meador Fascinomas – fascinating medical mysteries is Clifton’s 13th book on medical matters. The response to True Medical Detective Stories led him to collect and write the 35 cases in Fascinomas. In Fascinomas, all of the clinical facts are completely true – the story of the illness, all lab work, all imaging studies, and the physical exam findings. If you are intrigued by the curative power of listening and engaging the patient and the family in searching for clues, especially when the symptoms are chronic and recurring – pick up Fascinomas. You can find the book on Amazon at:

Amazon US – Paperback: http://amzn.to/19bWyIs

Amazon US – Kindle: http://amzn.to/1cTp6aY

Amazon UK – Paperback: http://amzn.to/198bXLO

Amazon UK – Kindle: http://amzn.to/1iaxFz1

Amazon Canada – Paperback: http://amzn.to/KwrqKK

Amazon Canada – Kindle: http://amzn.to/1cHpzbC

 

Thanks for reading! Please share your comments and thoughts below. I love reading your feedback

Be sure to follow Clifton tomorrow when the next stop on his Virtual Blog Tour is Gerry Ellen Avery’s ‘Elephant Journal’ blog at http://elephantjournal.com/author/gerry-ellen-avery/, where she’ll be asking Clifton about “malingering” and the effect of placebos on illness.

First Interview of the "Don’t Dwell" Movement

Don't DwellI am giving my first interview on Groundhog Day.  I will be in Punxsutawney, PA for the festival. I choose this day since it reminds everyone of the classic movie, “Groundhog Day,” about a man who repeats the same day over and over again. He is trapped in his story. I  have written an article that I will publish on Groundhog Day.

If you cannot listen live, the show will be archived and available at the same link.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thrivingminds/2014/02/03/a-new-take-on-suffering-with-sam-shelley

DO YOU SUFFER? Sam Shelley, non-suffering expert, experienced miraculous recovery from “incurable” mental and physical conditions. Today, he is disability and disease free.

Through his teaching, writing and upcoming book I Don’t Dwell (2014), Sam inspires and guides you to reduce or eliminate suffering as you journey through self-discovery.

Sam also practices meditation, yoga and reading. Here’s to a new alternative to suffering!