“When we send the energy of love and compassion to another person, it doesn’t matter if they know we are sending it. The important thing is that the energy is there and the heart of love is there and is being sent out into the world. When love and compassion are present in us, and we send them outward, then that is truly prayer.” ~Thich Nhat Hahn, The Energy of Prayer
As a researcher of prayer and healing, I encourage you not to underestimate the power of prayer. Prayer is energy – and loving energy, at that. It is that simple. It can be directed to go anywhere you wish. I have been praying for those trapped in demolished buildings since the day the earthquake hit Haiti. You can pray for the well being of the island, for those who have lost their lives, for those souls trapped within buildings, for the children who have no parent and for those who have lost other family members.
Prayer represents your thoughts in the form of loving energy. The more prayers offered, the more loving energy is projected in the direction of the one for whom you pray. It helps to visualize what you are praying for and to also pray from a feel good, higher energetic place of vibration, such as from gratitude or giving thanks (in advance) for your answered prayer rather than from a lack or need of something.
Einstein’s words are relevant here: “There are only two ways of looking at the world. One is as though nothing is a miracle and the other is as though everything is a miracle. I prefer the latter.” Miracles are a function of love, and prayer is the medium for miracles. Allow yourself to be inspired by miraculous stories; breathe deeply, creating stillness, and visualize your heart filling with love. Then, while breathing deeply, see, in your mind’s eye, this love traveling to all people in Haiti. When the heart is filled with the energy of love and deliberately focused on a person or place, there is an energetic shift and healing is expedited.
In Touched by the Extraordinary, I wrote that prayer is something you can put in your back pocket, metaphorically. Whether you are in your car, at your kitchen table, in the shower, at a basketball or baseball game or practice watching your kids, or sitting at your workplace, take a few deep, warm, healing breaths, and in the silence you are creating, visualize your heart filling with love, and ask in prayer that your love be sent to those children and adults – and souls no longer physically present – and that it serve their highest good.
You can even visualize the Haitian children and adults being infused with and wrapped in a warm blanket of your love, and ask that they be blessed in all ways. You can’t go wrong with this. Even saying the simple prayer of “Please, God (or whoever your source may be), bless those in need in Haiti (or you can be more specific). It all works because it is being sent with the intention of love and because it is pure loving energy. Loving intention is a key factor in creating miracles.
Along with your intentional offering of prayers, you can, of course, collect needed items for the Haitian people, as well as donate whatever you can and participate in a myriad of volunteer assistance programs. Be aware, however, that the gift of you offering your love in the form of prayer is extraordinarily powerful in bringing about a restored sense of wholeness, balance and healing for the people, their country, for you and even for the planet. Such is the power of loving, healing intention and prayer.
Susan Barbara Apollon
©2010 Susan Barbara Apollon
The invitation came unexpectedly just a few days before the New Year. Could I come to New York and speak about “How to Set and Keep New Year’s Resolutions and Intentions”? While there was little time to prepare, I knew that this would be a great opportunity to share with everyone what I have been living and teaching patients in my practice. Making miracles (Creating and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions) is really all about energy – and positive, loving energy, at that!
We arrived at Rockefeller Center early. After going through security, we headed up to the 7th floor for the interview. The studio is huge, pleasant and filled with desks, chairs, television monitors of all major shows being broadcasted at the same time.
I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with several of the producers and stage-staff – all down to earth and so very kind. While waiting for my turn to be interviewed, one of the producers, Li Jing, helped me with getting a cup of coffee and enabling me to relax a bit as we talked about what led up to the production of Touched by the Extraordinary.
The anchor who interviewed me, Pat Battle, was wonderful. We hit it off immediately. Pat is high energy, positive, has a great smile, radiates feel-good energy and is absolutely lovely. I felt blessed to have such a super, supportive team around me as we prepared for our segment. Having my family there, just a few feet away also helped me feel even more comfortable.
And, then, we were on. The segment literally flew by. I worked to convey as much of the material I had prepared. I was told my enthusiasm was felt by those present and that they especially valued some of the tools I had spoken of, including my ABC technique and three question journaling method. I was genuinely moved by their warm response.
What fun this was and what a great way to begin the New Year!
May we all be blessed with a New Year filled with Laughter, Peace and Much Love.
Susan Barbara Apollon
©2010 Susan Barbara Apollon
“Should you pray? If you need to ask, you’ve probably begun.” Larry Dossey, MD
One of the most powerful ways we can live our lives with a deep sense of satisfaction and peace is to give purely, via prayer, from our heart, to individuals who are in dire need of our assistance, including those who are dealing with grief, trauma and loss.
Within recent weeks and months, we have learned of the loss of many thousands of people in Myanmar, due to massive storm and flooding this area has experienced. In China, thousands have lost their lives due to a horrific earthquake. Getting help to these individuals who are trapped, injured, lost and traumatized has been almost impossible, especially for those in the area of Myanmar.
Additionally, many thousands of people in the United States are undergoing horrific losses as raging flood waters have washed away their homes and flooded major cities in the Midwestern part of the United States, causing people to have neither homes, schools or businesses. This kind of devastation on such a large scale has not ever before been witnessed or experienced by American citizens in modern times. – other than 9/11.
Despite the efforts of the Red Cross and others throughout the world, people in other countries are not receiving assistance and thousands of people of all ages are dying. In the United States, the Red Cross and others are doing their best to assist the large numbers of people who are faced with having nowhere to go. You can do something, something very powerful to help these people. You can pray.
I have been researching Mind and Consciousness for many years, including research on prayer and healing. According to a group of quantum physicists, including Albert Einstein, everything in the Universe is energy and vibrates; furthermore, love is one of the highest and most powerful healing energetic vibrations.
Additionally, according to Einstein and his colleagues, your mind has the capacity to connect with and even influence minds anywhere, across time and space. Prayer is the vehicle of the intention of sending love to those in need of such high healing energy.
Author of “Touched By The Extraordinary”
Whether you are a mom, senior citizen, student in high school, college or graduate school, a CEO, teacher, physician, lawyer, printer, or a member of any occupation, the intention behind the creation of this blog is that you have a place to come which feels very comfortable, almost like a home away from home, and where I can offer you food for your soul.
LOVE TO FEEL GOOD is also intended to be a place where we can share with one another thoughts centering on how to help you, and one another, to really be able to “LOVE TO FEEL GOOD.” Expect this to be a wonderful and joyful give and take process of growth and expansion. I am extremely excited about sharing this time with each of you.
LET ME BRIEFLY INTRODUCE MYSELF!
My name is Susan Barbara Apollon and I am an intuitive psychologist in practice for more than 20 years and a researcher of Mind, Consciousness, Energy, Healing, Intuition, Prayer and Life After Life. I am a Master of Reiki, Integrated Energy Therapy and have certification in Reconnective Healing, as well. I have studied other energy modalities and have been a student of intuition for more than a decade.
I am also a wife, married to my husband for more than 42 years, with two very special and wonderful adult children.
The last third of my life has been devoted to helping others heal from grief, trauma and illness, via my clinical practice and my writing, which includes Touched by the Extraordinary and, soon, Intuition is Easy and Fun, which is coauthored with Yanni Maniates. My work is, essentially, about providing all of us with empowerment, hope and comfort.
HOW THIS BLOG CAME TO BE…
LOVE TO FEEL GOOD has been born out of an online free class I first presented in January, 2008, entitled, YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL – HERE’S HOW! (at www.freetelemessages.com) During the interactive period of the class, I suddenly felt it would be excellent for all of us, including those who chose to participate in the class, myself and others who are yet to come on board, to have a blog where like-minded souls could come and share thoughts, inspirations, feelings, what has been tried and worked (or not) and recommendations.
When our first free teleclass, YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL – HERE’S HOW had ended, I received positive feedback from participants who expressed that the time we spent together did contribute to feeling an improvement in their mood. This was, in part, due to the super ideas and contributions of those on the call. We were being motivated and inspired by one another’s words and suggestions. The response to the possibility of a blog, which I had mentioned when I thought of the idea, was so positive that I felt it could serve all of us.
ABOUT “FEELING GOOD”…
I wonder, how many of you love to receive articles, poems and stories from friends and family which touch your heart – and help you feel really good – and which come at especially trying and difficult times in your life? Most of us do appreciate words of wisdom which inspire, motivate and provide us with needed hope – whether we are having a tough day or not. Furthermore, no matter what age we may be, “feeling good” is what each of us desires from the time we awake to the time we retire for the day.
So, what is “feeling good,” you may be wondering. Simply put, feeling good means we are at peace within; we are content; we are feeling some joy, happiness and/or satisfaction. Are you aware that feeling good is your birthright? You came into this lifetime with the intention of ultimately doing the work of balancing the energy of your life and your soul and creating your birthright of feeling good.
In the days, weeks and months ahead, my intention is to bring you some of the knowledge, wisdom and ideas I have gained from more than two decades of research, clinical practice and life experience, to enable you to live your life from a “Feel-Good” place. And, I am looking forward to your sharing your thoughts, feelings, extraordinary life events and exquisite, uplifting energy, so that we all experience an improved quality of life.
This is also going to be a place where we can share quotes that are so meaningful that they are heartwarming, as well as poems and stories that touch us deeply. Additionally, this is going to be where we can recommend to one another resources which have the power to enable us to “feel good.”
Each of you is pure energy, given that everything in the universe is energy and vibrates. However, when you feel that “all is well with the world,” you are, on some level, experiencing a higher energy, closer to that of gratitude and love. My hope is that I can help you be more conscious of ways which will elevate your energy and which will enable you to experience more love, joy and peace. It is so much easier that most of you may realize.
Until we meet again, know that each of you is very special – and that I feel honored to be making this connection with you. May you each be blessed with all that you need to “feel good.”
Blessings of Warmth, Light and Love,