Today I would love to hear your opinions on what I have shared at the end of my post. I know there are many people who read my posts but don’t comment. If you take the time to read today’s message, I would like to know what you believe.
In 1940, Horace Leaf reported a meeting he had in Stockholm in 1924 with Mr. Karl Tiren. Karl Tiren was considered the greatest authority on the manners, customs and beliefs of the Laplanders or Sami of Sweden, Norway and Finland. Tiren was very respected by the Laplanders and they shared with him many of their most sacred beliefs. He was the only white ‘shaman’ in their group and no other foreigner was ever taken into their confidence.
Several centuries ago the Laplanders were noted for their magical powers, their repute extending throughout Europe. It was reported that Ivan the Terrible of Russia sent to Lapland for magicians to explain the cause of a comet. Tiren stated, “I agree that a good deal which is capable of natural explanation has been surrounded by superstition, but it is their sincere belief and they do not mean to deceive."
Lap-reading is based on the Laplander’s belief that every condition of body and mind is related to certain sounds or words. These words are believed to invoked the aid of powers independent of the patient and thus restore the desired health.
Tiren said, “I made the acquaintance of Mr. Loev, a well-known engineer and inventor who assured me that he had been instantly relieved from a terrible scalding simply by a woman Lap-Reading to him. When applying remedies, they hum little melodies which is a part of the treatment." Mr. Tiren stated that he had witnessed blood flowing strongly from open arteries immediately stop when particular sounds were uttered.
Mr. Tiren also wrote, “One evening news reached me that a man had had his arm torn off in a railway accident. Doctors had been sent for but would not be able to arrive in time to save the victim who would have died in a few minutes from loss of blood. I rushed to the spot where the man lay, arriving just in time to see him turn up his eyes, and his lids drop, and saw that the arm had been torn off from the shoulder, the blood pumping out from an exposed artery.”
“I placed my hand in an appropriate spot on the spine for support and uttered the Lap-reading formula, and to the astonishment of all present, including myself, the hemorrhage stopped and the patient opened his eyes and gasped, ‘the pain has gone, I feel better.’ When the doctors arrived they were astounded to find the man still alive, the severed arteries and veins being exposed but no blood escaping from them.”
“On another occasion a woman was injured by an elk horn which penetrated the upper part of the forearm descending to the hand. She was losing a great deal of blood. I Lap-read exactly as I had been taught and the hemorrhage and pain ceased immediately.”
What is especially interesting to me is the following statement that Mr. Tiren made. “I have seen remarkable healing produced when words other than the prescribed formula, for the particular difficulty, were used. The person and the patient believing they were using the correct Lap-reading formula. The fact is that, on the whole, the correct formula is usually more successful than any other combination of words, even when the patient is ignorant of the proper formula.”
“Everything, it is maintained, has a relation to sound which varies with its state and age, and whoever can produce these sounds is enabled to influence and eventually control the object. Thus grass, trees, rivers, mountains, lakes, wind, fire, animals and human beings each have appropriate sounds related to them in this way.”
Why have people in that Lapland area had the same results in healing, even when they did not use the specific formulas or have the right tone of voice?
The Lap-readers have a sound which makes them immune to fire. Charles Kellogg, who I shared about in a previous post, 'The 40 Mile Blow,' put out fire with another sound. I have witnessed people in Bali use yet another sound which made them immune to the effects of fire. Hazrat Inayat Khan, in his book 'Mysticism of Sound and Music' speaks of the Rafai school of India. “The main object of this school is to increase the power of spirit over matter. They do such things as eating fire and jumping into the fire in order to get control over matter.”
There are many other cultures that also speak of the use of sound and mantras. All of these sounds are not at the same frequency or quality of tone. But in each of these instances, they expect the result to happen. Is it the sound or the belief?
Many years ago I had a wonderful sharing with a Sami healer from Finland. We shared our life experiences and formed a unique relationship. A few weeks after I returned to the US, I received a package which contained the box that is pictured in the post.
Because of my relationship with wind, the Sami had captured a wind 420 km from the Arctic Circle. I was given instructions and told to care-take this wind until it was needed. The release of the different knots gives either a weak, medium or strong wind. This person is one of the best in the Sami culture. Is the wind in the box? Is it there if I imagine it to be there? Will it be there for you, if you believe that it is, or is not in the box? Let me know what you believe.
Perhaps we’ve lost our understanding and awareness of something within us, due to our relentless pursuit to analyze, dissect and scientifically explain everything around us. We possess something within us that allows us to create what we imagine and expect. This ability is still available in every one of you.
To inspire and empower with love, in love and through love to you.