Get Out of Your Way!


Weeks after a fall, my wife Barb had increasingly terrible headaches. After another sleepless night we headed straight into emergency of a hospital. A CT-scan showed that a hematoma in the head caused the problem. Surgery was 1893495needed. However, the neurosurgeons were busy with other even more acute and urgent operations. We waited and my wife’s condition got worse. We got upset, to no avail. On the second day, we were desperate. We needed the operation and we needed it now! After we got the news again that the surgeons were busy operating emergencies, we just could not cope anymore, our energies were spent and the hope for a surgery that day vanished. We surrendered and said: Well, we prayed for healing and now we have to trust that whatever happens is the way in which Spirit guides us to healing. Then the unexpected happened: An hour later she was in the operating room. You cannot imagine my joy when I saw her again later that evening after the surgery! She looked so much better, the terrible headache and nausea was gone and honestly, I thought that she looked even more beautiful than ever before!

The great spiritual teacher Sri Krishnamurti once said: Life has an astonishing way of taking care of us, once we no longer mind what’s happening.” That was the lesson. In other words: Get the f… out of your own way and let Spirit help you!

As long as we think we know what needs to happen, as long as we want to get our own way, as long as we are convinced that things are completely wrong and that we know what would be right, Spirit can neither teach us nor help us. We have to get out of the way. Only then can life show its amazing flow and harmony.

It is simply the Law of Attraction: What you resist persists.

Change happens easily when we are okay with what is. This can be very difficult when we are in pain. Life is change, so change will even happen in spite of our resistance, however, more slowly and often with considerable and painful friction. Acceptance is the oil in the wheels of change, resistance is the sand in the gear box that can bring things to a grinding halt. Do you know what the magic fuel of change is that speeds things up amazingly? It is gratitude, the gratitude for what is. This is the high mastery of creating change. To be grateful for the healing while we are still in pain and healing does not seem to be in sight, this is the secret power of all great healers. If it is Jesus or Fools Crow, they all gave thanks before the healing had happened because they never doubted that it would; and they never were wrong.

Sometimes we cannot make it alone and we also do not need to. When things do not move, we might need help. Then consider homeopathy. Homeopathy is a most elegant way to make peace with what is, so that healing can occur.

I am sure that you also had experiences when things all of a sudden started happening for you once you surrendered to what is. Share them with us. We all learn from sharing stories about how and what Spirit taught us. We all are teachers and students at the same time and somebody might need to hear exactly your story to move on and to heal. Share it. Maybe even as a comment on my website.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Barb

    Thank you for sharing – your words of advice are very true and a good reminder. So glad your wife is better!

    1. Roland

      You bet, Barb. Seeing her smile fills my heart with gratitude every day. Good to hear from you.
      With blessings,

  2. Barbara Resendes

    Ahhh…your words are so true Dr. Guenther, they bring tears to my eyes. Thank you.

    1. Roland

      You are welcome. Your comment makes my heart smile. There is a heart-to-heart connection. This is what makes a heart happy.
      Thank you, Roland

  3. Elisabeth

    Dear Roland,

    “What holds me up in the dark moments of life?”

    It is people like you asking the question and sharing your experiences to answer it in a way that reminds us of our connection to one another and how we can each come back to “all that is” through gratitude. It is in our connection to one another on this planet that we share the higher wisdom.

    Today, I am grateful for knowing you, Roland. I am grateful for the triturations and nature walks you have led at NAH. I am grateful for the stories you share as I, finally, begin my homeopathic practice. You inspire me.

    Much love and light,

    1. Roland

      Hi Lis,
      I am so happy that you are beginning your homeopathic practice. People are waiting for you. It makes me happy that my stories reached you.
      With blessings,

  4. jennifer apedaile

    … thank you Roland for your kindness, and for your inspiring and important reminders to (re)connect with LIFE and trust in ALL that is… comfortable or not.

    with love and respect,


    1. Roland

      You are welcome, Jennifer. I guess we all need to remind each other of these truths, especially in times when we struggle.
      With blessings,

  5. Medwyn, Courtenay, BC

    I lent a book to a friend. It is a special book to me, a memoir by a writer I have great respect for, written in the most compelling way, an inspiration for my own writing, and on the inside page a dedication from the writer to me. My friend kept the book for a long time, I asked her to return it, she had not read it and wanted to keep it. I asked two more times. I noticed I was becoming very frustrated and starting to make up stories about this friend’s lack of consideration. I didn’t like the energy that was beginning to run around the situation. I decided not to ask for the book any more, to let it go and buy another copy.
    Two days after this decision she brought the book back.

    1. Roland

      What a wonderful example of letting go of how we think it should be. Thank you for sharing this story.

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