Humility: Learning to Breathe Underwater
Have you noticed that every single day a plethora of blogs, articles, radio and television shows, medical journals, and news venues focus on one topic: stress?
It blows my mind that stress is the sniper hiding behind most of the diseases diagnosed by doctors. Yet there haven’t been a lot of remedies that make a true difference. That’s why we are so pleased with what we’re hearing from you about how Wholetones Frequency Healing Music is impacting your lives.Years ago, my wife, Lillian, had an amazing dream. In the dream, Lillian was swimming in the ocean when suddenly, the sky turned black and a huge tsunami wave was heading her way. Lillian looked to her right and saw a little girl who had gotten separated from her parents. Lillian quickly grabbed the little girl. But the wave was coming in so fast she couldn’t get to the shore before it hit. Unexpectedly, Lillian heard a voice that said, “Go under the wave.” So Lillian and the little girl dove deep beneath the monstrous wave. Much to their surprise, it was quiet, calm, and peaceful, and they could breathe … underwater!There is a priceless truth embedded in this dream. When the storm is screaming and the odds are heavily stacked against you, go under. Those of us who are driven tend to see everything as a mountain to climb, another battle to fight, etc.
One of my favorite scriptures is James 4:10, “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” Sometimes, your over may come by going under.
To “humble oneself” is a most difficult exercise. Yet it yields an intoxicating upgrade to the human character. True humility empowers us to go under, lose our selfish pride, and stop demanding our own way or feeling entitled.
What about stress? Let’s ask King David as he engages in the battle of his life:
Psalm 23 (NIV)
“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”Believe it or not, David wrote Psalm 23 on a battlefield. When David was leading the Israelites in a fierce battle, he heard a voice tell him to “lie down.” Yes, sometimes in the heat of the battle, in the midst of the storm, you too might hear that same voice tell you to “go under” or “lie down.” It might be the most difficult thing in the world for you to do. But remember, that voice cannot lie. If you humble yourself, He will lift you up. If He exalts you, peace will come. If peace comes, stress goes. If stress goes, healing comes!
If I am talking to you today, take a deep breath, quiet your mind, and listen for that still, small voice that knows where you are and what you’re facing. Obedience is greater than sacrifice; humility makes it possible. The ones who always end up on top are the ones who were first willing to go under.
I will leave you with a testimony I received tonight as I was writing. Coincidence? I don’t think so 🙂
“I could not seem to relax and had a terrible time falling sleep. After night after night of tossing and turning I knew I had to do something. When I saw the advertisement for Wholetones on my computer screen I decided to give it a try. From the very first day of my listening to Wholetones I was able to relax, fall asleep quickly, and wake up refreshed the next morning. It was like a miracle! From that time on Wholetones became part of my life.
Listening to Wholetones has had other benefits too. In the summer of 2014 I saw my eye doctor for an annual check-up. He told me that my eyes had the beginning of cataracts, and I would need surgery possibly next year but definitely in two year’s time. I was horrified. Last year (summer 2015) I reluctantly went in for my annual eye exam. After examining my eyes my doctor said, “What have you been doing? Your eyesight is much better than a year ago, and I see no evidence of you ever having even a trace of cataracts.” At first I said that nothing had changed, but then I remembered Wholetones. When I shared my use of Wholetones, the doctor immediately asked how he could find more information about the program.
As silly as it may sound my cat loves to listen to Wholetones too! She sits on the edge of my bed with her eyes partially closed every time I play a disk. Again, about a year ago, she developed pancreatitis, a disease that can turn deadly, especially in an older animal. Every night she sat quietly near the CD player and obviously listened to the music. Within a week, when we returned to the vet’s office for another test, her pancreatitis was gone! Needless to say, I told our veterinarian about Wholetones too.
My daughter-in-law has a very stressful job. I sent her a copy of the Wholetones program (complete with your book), and she began reading and listening. She continues to listen, especially on her way home from work, and told me that the music has been a blessing in controlling her stress. She also commented about the accompanying book and how useful it was in understanding the program.
I have and continue to spread the word about your marvelous program. It is amazing!” – K. Hall