Archive for the ‘inspiration’ Category
This weekend I was able to experience four separate events with Dr. Sha—a preview of the 13 part television series Soul Healing Miracles with Dr. and Master Sha, a special taping at the home of Adam and Randi Markel, the owners of Peak Potentials, a special healing and calligraphy demonstration at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, and a free event held at AGAPE International in Culver City, California. All three events were full of light and positive energy and all three demonstrated the power of gratitude.
Recently I have been asked to organize an event that will take place on April 22,2016. April 22nd, 2016 is Earth Day and the event is Earth Gratitude Day. It is anticipated that more than five million people will participate online in EARTH GRATITUDE DAY. The inspiration for Earth Gratitude Day comes from the film TAPPING THE SOURCE. In that film more than 120 authors, actors, health experts, visionary leaders, business leaders , artists and athletes were interviewed and the majority when asked the key to happiness responded that some form of expressing gratitude and being of service to others were the two most important elements in their everyday lives. This intrigued me at the time of filming and has continued to intrigue me. I have since read of reports by scientists at major universities that expressing gratitude has been among the highest correlates with happy people in their studies and that recent neuroscience is demonstrating on a biological level chemical changes within human beings who express gratitude on a daily basis.
Observing Dr. Sha who performed healings at all three events I was reminded that the expression of gratitude is at the core of Dr. Sha’s healing practice. At the end of each of his forgiveness practices,Dr. Sha thanks the divine for healing. Dr. Sha also asks everyone to remember to say “ thank you, thank you, thank you” at the end of each healing session. Dr. Sha is not asking people to thank him. Dr. Sha is asking people to thank their source whether they believe in God or just a scientific principle for all that they receive, not just the healing experience but for life itself. Dr. Sha always thanks the divine and the DAO whenever he does a healing. For major healings he does more than just express gratitude in words, he has members of his family in China burn offerings of thanks to the higher beings that he believes provides the healings.
Another lesson related to gratitude that can be learned from Dr. Sha is his constant expressions of gratitude to all who serve him. As his literary agent and biographer Dr. Sha is constantly thanking me and giving me public appreciation for my small role in helping him with his mission. Dr. Sha thanks everyone who assists him whether their contribution is large or small. At AGAPE Dr. Sha did not just thank Michael Beckwith the founder of AGAPE for the opportunity to utilize the AGAPE Sanctuary Hall but all those who worked behind the scenes to assist. Dr. Sha always thanks his divine channels and those who have volunteered to experience his healings. After every healing he always says, “ give xxx a big hand” which is just another way of thanking those who are willing to receive the healings.
The depth of Dr. Sha’s gratitude to his own teachers can be observed in almost every encounter. Dr. Sha comes from a traditional Chinese background so for him his expression of gratitude is to bow down to his teachers. The video recorded of Dr. Sha receiving a blessing and knowledge of sacred calligraphy from his 103 year old calligraphy teacher shows Dr. Sha bowing down to her in deep reverence for several minutes. When Dr. Sha is successful in healing someone he immediately smiles and thanks the divine. He often bows down to divine spirit in deep gratitude and reverence and constantly reminds all who listen that it is the divine who heals and not him.
Whether you believe in Dr. Sha’s ability to perform healing miracles or not, there is much that can be learned from observing the role of gratitude in his life and his healing mission. It has been stated by the German Theologian Meister Eckhart centuries ago that the only prayer needed is “thank you”. Observing Dr. Sha is a constant reminder of this truth and for all the joy and blessings he has given me over the last several years representing him I am delighted to offer a formal thank you here. No doubt there are many people in your own life to whom you can never adequately express your gratitude. Perhaps it is a parent, sibling or even your own child. I strongly suggest that sometime later today or tomorrow you just contact one of these angels in your own life and just say “thank you” If they ask you why you are thanking them, perhaps you should tell them because you are grateful they are in your life. Gratitude does not have to be complicated. Thank you really is enough.
Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day.
(Originally posted at: https://www.drsha.com/wisdom-of-the-world/)
I admire Pope Francis and so do many others. He is the first Pope in my lifetime to show a true understanding of the relationship between science and religion. He embodies an awareness that is both spiritual and religious, and in so doing, demonstrates an ability to reach billions of souls beyond his own faith. My good friend William Arntz has written the following blog, which highlights why all of us, regardless of our religious backgrounds, might learn something from listening to Pope Francis:
SPIRITUAL NOT RELIGIOUS
up attending no church, a skepticism that, for Bill de Blasio, has endured
to this day. As a young activist, he demanded change from the Vatican,
aiding a reform movement that church leaders once denounced as a
Yet as he entered the gates of this holy city this week on a pilgrimage
from New York City, Mayor de Blasio’s feelings about the Roman
Catholic Church have evolved.
“This is one of the centers of progressive thought in the world right
now,” Mr. de Blasio said in an interview, moments before his first
audience with a sitting pope. “In my lifetime, I never thought I’d say that
The arrival of Pope Francis, a liberal-minded pontiff who has pledged to
combat inequality, has prompted a deeply personal re-evaluation by Mr.
de Blasio, the liberal mayor of a famously secular city who has long
called himself ‘spiritual,’ not religious.” – NY Times July 23, 2015
And I myself, along with most if not all of those who worked on What
the BLEEP, would also say we were Spiritual not Religious. But what
For me it was looking more toward science than belief, more toward
verifiable facts than faith, more towards evolving knowledge than
dogma. But the question that has come to haunt me is – did I throw the
baby out with the bath water? Have I thrown all religious thought and
people into the bucket of ignorance? Is there nothing to gain from
current Religious discourse, as those people are blinded by dogma and
unwilling to think for themselves?
And finally – is this attitude just another form of the separation that the
“Spiritual not Religious” folks rail against?
It all came home last month when an article popped up on Pope Francis’
Encyclical – “Laudato Si’ – On Care for our Common Home”. An
Encyclical is what it is called when the Pope writes a major letter about
something of great import. In this case – what humans are doing to this
As I read this massive document I began shaking my head “yes yes yes”
as I read page after page of the clearest thought, based on the best
scientific research and firmly grounded in the Mystical awareness of
Oneness that says that we, and the plants and the animals and the planet
herself are all connected. “Nothing in this world is indifferent to us.”
And Pope Francis, as a citizen of this world, looked at what we are doing
to this world in the broadest way possible and reached out to everyone
“I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the
future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone,
since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots,
concern and affect us all.”
He spoke not of dogma, but of what it is to be human:
“Even as the quality of available water is constantly diminishing, in some
places there is a growing tendency, despite its scarcity, to privatize this
resource, turning it into a commodity subject to the laws of the market. Yet
access to safe drinkable water is a basic and universal human right, since it
is essential to human survival and, as such, is a condition for the exercise of
other human rights. Our world has a grave social debt towards the poor
who lack access to drinking water, because they are denied the right to a
life consistent with their inalienable dignity.”
And Pope Francis was not shy about pointing the finger at those whose
greed and unconsciousness have caused great harm:
“But a sober look at our world shows that the degree of human
intervention, often in the service of business interests and consumerism, is
actually making our earth less rich and beautiful, ever more limited and
grey, even as technological advances and consumer goods continue to
abound limitlessly. We seem to think that we can substitute an
irreplaceable and irretrievable beauty with something which we have
And in talking about the loss of Biodiversity, doesn’t that last line sum
up the human arrogance that thinks we are equal with “whoever or
whatever created everything” (that’s “spiritual not religious” talk for
Mayor de Blasio and I have something in common. A barrier between
“us” and “them” is melting. As someone who is scientifically oriented
have I written off faith and belief as some holdover from the dark ages
and turned my back on those who live within that worldview? To that
the Pope holds out the olive branch: “science and religion, with their
distinctive approaches to understanding reality, can enter into an intense
dialogue fruitful for both.”
For the complete Encyclical: