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© 2016 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM.  World Rights Reserved.  A version of this article first appeared in this column in November 2015.

Stress, healing, curing, Upbeat Living

Is there something in your body or your life that you wish were healed?  The spectrum of positive outcomes is limitless.  Understandings and many other tools can lead us to comfort, peace, release, and relief.

Last year, I went to my first meeting of a healing ministry at my church.  The church is a large Episcopal Church in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The lay healing ministers shared stories of healings they had experienced, and we discussed dimensions of healing.

I am deeply committed  to focusing on the positive, the Upbeat Living, the joy– all the Highest and Best.  Not the past or the pain.  However, that day I was moved to share with this loving group my most dramatic healing story: mine. Here it is.

When I was 26, one evening, I began to feel cranky.  I thought “[H]ow odd!  What’s going on?”  My body replied that the large joints of my hands were burning  But I thought, “[N]o problem.  Mom has had mild arthritis since my age.  I’ll take aspirin, like she does.”  Oh no!  Within a year, I had a strong burning sensation from head to toe.  And there was a terrible stiffness with the pain; I could only walk slowly.  Over a few months, my joints began to enlarge and I could hardly use my hands.  In the cafeteria at work, I had to carry my lunch tray on my forearms, then hit it with my hip to slide it down my arms onto the lunch table.  On my worst day, it took me 2 hours to be able to turn over, reach the phone, call in to work, and finally sit up in bed.

The wish for healing has always been half of health.

                                        ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I was terrified at the idea that, if this kept progressing so fast, I would be needing a wheelchair by my mid-thirties.  As an engineering manager, I made this a top-priority vital project. Already a dancer, meditator, and yoga practitioner, I learned the latest on nutrition and supplements, controlled my diet, and took up oriental energy healing, primarily Jin Shin Jyutsu.  I learned ChiKung (Chinese yoga).  I learned to muscle-test for supplements and other helps.  I learned there are many approaches other than medication, to beat a painful condition.

When I was 33, I was at a party, and someone was talking about her arthritis as though she had married it.  She was obsessed with it, in love with it.  But that’s another column.  I heard myself say to her, “[W]ell, when I had horrible crippling arthritis, I found several things really helped…”  From there, I have no memory of what I shared with her, because I was so shocked to hear myself speak of my hellish condition in the past tense.  It had finished leaving sometime over the previous few months!  I learned that just because you have a condition doesn’t mean it has to be progressive. And just because you have a diagnosis doesn’t mean you have to keep it.  Later, as my joints actually healed and shrank, I learned that just because you have organic body damage, it doesn’t mean it can’t reverse.  These were huge revelations to me.  Now, at 63, most days, I have no pain of any kind whatsoever.  And people take me for much younger than I am.  My health age is years younger than I am.

Jin Shin Jyutsu, healing

Photo by Microsoft

I now see the opportunity to experience that crippling condition as a transformative gift in my life.  I became so fascinated with natural pain solutions and healing possibilities that I left engineering and morphed into an energy- and spiritual healer.  I began giving stress management trainings.  I became an ordained minister, a spiritual teacher and an award-winning author.

In the 1980’s, the AIDS epidemic hit Phoenix.  I volunteered at the Malta Center, a community healing organization funded by a Catholic charity.  We served HIV/AIDS patients and their loved ones, without regard to their income.

I learned that I had friends who had been HIV-positive for 10 years, with no symptoms at all, even fatigue.  I learned that some AIDS patients got very close to the Divine in their last weeks.  I learned that some seemed to go into a state of Grace in their last weeks, in complete harmony with Life, the Universe, and God. Some said their lives were healed, and then they passed on.  They weren’t cured, but they were healed.  Today, the Clinton Initiative and other organizations stream pharmaceutical protocols to many countries, and HIV is not the frightening specter it once was.

Today, I am the award-winning author of 3 books and hundreds of articles.  I serve people with any level of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual distress.  I offer holistic consulting, energy transformations and oriental energy therapy, nutritional consulting, muscle testing, intuitive assistance, and many specific stress-conquering methods and meditation techniques.  Do you want healing?  Let’s remember:

  • There are many approaches other than medication, to beat horrible pain and other health conditions.
  • Just because you have a diagnosis doesn’t mean it gets to rule your life.
  • Just because you have a condition doesn’t mean it has to be progressive.
  • Just because there was never a medical protocol before doesn’t mean there won’t be one soon, if you like medical protocols.
  • Just because you’re not cured doesn’t mean you can’t be healed.  Or the reverse.

What body/mind/heart/spirit hurts do you have today?  Why wait to call and start your healing?  Living your life in positive power is truly Upbeat Living!


Energy, Peace, Meditation, stress, Peace Within, Upbeat Living

Energy – Peace – Meditation

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  • Kebba Buckley Button is a stress management expert and has a natural healing practice.  She is also an ordained minister. She is the author of the award-winning book, Discover The Secret Energized You (http://tinyurl.com/b44v3br), plus the 2013 book, Peace Within:  Your Peaceful Inner Core, Second Edition(http://tinyurl.com/mqg3uvc ). Her newest book is Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine, available through her office.  Just email SacredMeditation@kebba.com. 
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