Why Am I So Sick?
Articles Inspirational articles from Hay House authors
Why Am I So Sick?Unlock the secrets of disease.
“The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.”
- Plato, Greek philosopher and playwright
Have you ever asked, “Why am I sick?” and found that your doctor can’t give you a satisfying answer? Western medicine can rarely answer this question—just look at any medical dictionary and, for 99 percent of the diseases listed, the cause is not known. The question is, how can you cure a disease—permanently—if you don’t know what caused it in the first place?
My book Why Am I Sick? is about how trapped energy in the body can show up as disease, psychological issues, or some other issue or complaint; and how a person can go about identifying that trapped energy by using the methods of Advanced Clearing Energetics.
It was 10.30 a.m. on a cold winter’s day in 1976. I was 12 years old and walking up a small hill to a classroom at the school I attended in Bath, southwest UK. Tears flowed down my cheeks uncontrollably. I couldn’t stop them, but I sobbed silently. I didn’t want my school friends to see me – boys don’t cry. I walked alone. It was a horrible, horrible day. However, with hindsight, it was an important one. It was the day that I was to make one of the most fundamental decisions of my life, a decision that would shape me and take me on an incredible journey, which until that time I hadn’t foreseen in any way, a decision the importance of which I wouldn’t realize for another 28 years.
My father had woken me that morning as he did every day, but instead of popping his head around the door in his usual jovial manner, he walked silently into my room and I could feel that something was wrong, as he was so obviously different. He sat for a moment, looking at me and shaking his head slowly from side to side. I can still remember his saddened face. He looked away as he spoke, his words full of grief: ‘I don’t know how to tell you, you know your mum was very ill, and I’m so sorry, Richard, she died late last night.’
My parents had divorced six years earlier and my mother noticed lumps in her left breast a few years later. By that time she’d remarried and moved a ten-hour car journey away from where my father, my two brothers, and I lived. We saw her only occasionally, and it was an extremely traumatic time for my brothers and myself – we missed her terribly. Much later I understood that this separation and worry about her three boys would be the cause of her breast cancer, subsequent complications, and her death. Wanting to find out why she died so tragically and so young started me on a journey that eventually led me to set up Advanced Clearing Energetics, and help thousands of people understand what to this day remains unknown to the medical profession – why we get sick.
Advanced Clearing Energetics uses a doctor’s diagnosis and works backward from it to find the original cause of the disease, condition, or issue – the event that triggered the disease. The trigger is usually a dramatic change in the environment – an event that is full of a lot of energy and which the body has no strategy for dealing with. It’s something so stressful that it causes the DNA to change and create disease. Events such as being ripped away from someone we love, or a sudden change of behavior as with addictions, for example. The feelings shock the body because they are so unfamiliar and the person doesn’t know how to deal with them.
Medical practitioners treat the symptom with the aim of getting rid of the disease by using drugs, surgery, heating, freezing, or other therapies to make the symptoms disappear. In Advanced Clearing Energetics, treatment means helping the person learn from and clear the trapped energy of the stressful event that produced the disease, pain, or psychological issue; the body then repairs itself, something it does naturally.
The Beginnings of Advanced Clearing Energetics
In 1992, while studying NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), I came across the brilliant work of Dr. Tad James, called Time-Line Therapy®. He said that the cause of cancer was a decision we make 12 to 36 months prior to the cancer showing up in the body. He mentioned some literature from a maverick German doctor, Dr. Geerd Hamer, and it was looking through this information that made me realize that there seemed to be an energetic component to disease– that a shock shows up in the brain and in an organ of a person. Here was part of my answer to my mother’s death, and it was the first thing that I had heard, in more than 20 years of searching for the cause of my mother’s death, that actually made sense.
I continued researching this element of disease by training to become a master trainer in META-Medicine®, a diagnostic tool based on Hamer’s work, which assists a trained practitioner in understanding the emotional event that causes a disease to occur. By applying my extensive NLP knowledge, I changed META Medicine considerably so practitioners could easily find the stressful event and apply their therapeutic intervention. During this time, I also learned how to interpret the trapped energetic imprints that can be read in brain CT scans. From a brain CT scan, someone trained in this field can read the information and tell the subject their complete disease history. Over the next few years of continued research and study, I developed my theories into the Meta Healing Process. I delivered training courses worldwide and on the internet. My students started to see similar results, and I knew I was on to something very special.