This is one of my favorite stories from RiversZen...
If you want inspiration to know that no matter what you can move and feel better, look no further than Betsy and Steve...
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This is one of my favorite stories from RiversZen... but a little business before we get started.
Last week, I asked you to write in and let me know if you would like to be featured on this podcast on Fridays. I know you have something to share, and I know how scary it can be... to put it out there and share that.
But just think... if you could help one... if you could help two people, if you could help 50 people. Wouldn't that be amazing?
50 to 60 of you listen to this podcast every single day, which means there's probably a couple hundred.
So, what I'd like you to do is write to me. You can just share a quick little story with me. You could record something for me, let me know what challenges you've overcome in your life and how you overcame them. Because I guarantee as somebody else needs to hear that.
So, let me tell you about Betsy and Steve. Betsy was our very first paying client. We had been back in Miami and gone through our training and we had done some people for free and just worked on them and figured out what we were doing and felt very comfortable because I had been doing resistance stretching for years.
Anyway, Betsy came walking in. She was using a walking stick, bent over, she could barely move. She could barely get up the steps.
Peggy and I looked at each other and we said, hey, I'm not sure we want to risk stretching this lady.
Well, Betsy looked at us. And said, I need you guys to work on me.
We said, yeah, but we're not comfortable. We're fairly new at this and we would really like to be more skilled before we work on somebody with your obvious issues.
She said I've been broken for 30 years. I can't get in and out of the tub. I can barely walk. The doctors have thrown their hands up. The physical therapists have thrown their hands up. I've tried every modality possible and none of it works. I am broken. I'm not that old. I'm in my late fifties, I am broken and I need help. She says you aren't going to hurt me. Try it.
We did. To make a long story short. We stretched Betsy. We taught her some stretches she could do herself. And miracle upon miracles within six weeks she was walking without her walking stick, without her cane, she was standing up straight. She started building strength. She started feeling so much better.
It was so inspirational and it was her attitude that made it happen. Yes, we have skills. We have skills as practitioners. We healed ourselves, we've healed other people, but it was Betsy's attitude that made it work.
We worked with her for about a year and she had taken the first bath she'd taken in 30 years. She was moving around. She was driving, she was going places. She was going on trips having the time of her life.
Well, she drug her husband, Stephen kicking, and screaming. She brought him in. He had amazing results also.
We've got a place we've got more of the story on our website... but just let me say Steve had had lifelong asthma among many other issues. By doing a simple technique called lung pump and getting Steve's chest muscles open up and helping him stretch his chest muscles. He went back to his doctor. His, uh, I'm losing the thought of what a lung doctor is, but he went back to his, uh, uh, lung doctor.
She looked at him and after running the test, she said, I don't think you ever had asthma. He told us this with a tear in his eye. Because this was a man who had so much trouble breathing. It was scary.
So here is Betsy, our poster child for the right attitude. I'm going to give it a try. I'm going to try something.
In her case she was so broken that the doctors, the traditional medicine had thrown their hands up.
She had the right attitude. She said, I'm going to try it... by the way they got off of all of their meds and combined, they were taking over 40 pills a day. Prescription medications.
If you want inspiration, look no further than Betsy and Steve.
And please, please please know that you can be fixed, that there are things out there that can help you to live a longer, healthier, happier life.
And share your stories. I know so many of... I know some of your stories. I know the people that listen to this, and I know some of you have had amazing results. Because of your persistence, your desire to make yourself better without those evil medications and without surgery.
That's it. May you move well, stay healthy and be happy for the rest of your life.
I will talk to you tomorrow Saturday affirmations followed by Sunday meditation