Dee Finney's blog
start date July 20, 2011
today's date January 20, 2014
TOPIC: HEALING THE HEART
1-20-14 - I was feeling completely out of place,
unwanted, and uneeeded on any level, and my needlework projects are missing and
I had nothing to do but feel sorry for myself, so I decided to meditate and then
dream, which is what I did.
DREAM - I was sitting in my house, feeling sorry
for myself, when a big rabbit came along with his hind right leg cut off, and he
was running for his life leaving a bloody leg print on the floor as he ran, and
then a headless chicken came into the house, carrying a flyswatter and started
hitting me on the head with it. I had to swat it away from me because he
couldn't see where he was going.
I then went outside, and a woman, her daughter, and a
dachshund dog came through the neighborhood, demonstrating some kind of
automatic car that ran on a red triangle machine that sat in the passenger seat,
while she sat in the driver's seat to give directions of just where she
wanted to go to the machine.
The machine itself was a red triangle, about 6 inches
high and about 2 inches wide and it just sat loosely on the seat and remotely
drove the car.
When the woman saw me, she stopped the car and got out
and I told her, I had always wanted to see a car like hers, and she said she
would demonstrate it for me.
She told me she drove it around neighborhoods because
her little girl had a bad heart and she needed work done on her heart and the
dachshund dog was part of the treatment.
In return I told her the story of the rabbit with one
foot cut off and the headless chicken with the fly swatter and made them both
laugh at my story, because they didn't believe it really happened.
I told her that I could heal the little girl's heart
and put my hand on the litte girls chest to give her a Reiki Treament. The
doctor then showed up, wearing a white lab coat and he said he would demonstrate
the treatment for me.
So, the doctor opened up a flap on the dogs side and
showed me a chamber in which the dog had some kind of substance like sticky
sugary carmel in a pouch, and from there a tube went into the little girl so the
girl would get the sugar from the dog and make her heart beat normally, while
she hugged the dog.
He said that the little girl had to have the treatment
for two months to heal her heart.
The Mom said she needed help because she had to drive
the car around neighborhoods, looking for help for her and the little girl.
I volunteered immediately to help the little girl with
So we all got into this special car and I got in the
back seat and held the little girl and the dachshund dog in my arms to keep them
huddled together and I gave them Reiki as well while the Mom drove around
driving her remote controlled car.
I started to wake up and realized I was holding the
little girl between my arms that were folded around myself as well, healing my
own heart that had felt broken earlier.
I heard a bell ring, and told spirit I was ready for a
message, and none seemed forthcoming, so I said I was going to hang up then, and
woke up fully from my dream, realizing that not only was helping the little
girl in the dream, I was helping heal my own heart with how I was holding myself
under the blanket that was keeping me warm and cozy while I was sleeping.
The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing
From Publishers Weekly
A lyrical writer as well as a cardiologist, the author, founder
and medical director of the Scripps Center for Integrative
Medicine, describes how she learned that beyond the power of our
most sophisticated medical equipment is a physician's
humanity—"the listening ear, the healing touch, the devices of
healers throughout time." Guarneri became highly accomplished at
angioplasty and stent procedures, but came to realize that those
she treated could also be helped by proper nutrition and stress
reduction techniques such as yoga and visualization. She became
committed to practices such as those of Dean Ornish, with whom
she has worked, to reverse coronary disease with diet, exercise,
meditation and support groups. Guarneri studied the link between
depression and heart disease, and opened her mind to the
validity of other alternative treatments, including energy
healing, visualization before and after surgery, and spiritual
practices. What is particularly attractive about this chronicle
is the author's graceful integration of her own story—the
destructive effect on her of stress and overwork—into those of
her patients. Guarneri deplores the financial constraints that
prevent doctors from spending time with patients and that many
physicians have developed "a mechanic's mentality," focused on
fixing rather than getting to know their patients.
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"This deeply personal book...can change your life and might
even save it."
-- Dean Ornish, M.D., author of Dr.
Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease and Love
"[A] groundbreaking and heartwarming book...blending the
latest research with unforgettable true stories."
-- Paul Pearsall, Ph.D., author of The
"This is an honest, informative, and moving book by a leader
in the transformation of medicine and health of medicine and
health care. I recommend it."
-- Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Healthy
"Like all genuine healers throughout history, Dr. Mimi
Guarneri knows the power of story to heal, to make whole.
She is a physician of the heart in all its many meanings."
-- Larry Dossey, M.D., author of The
Extraordinary Power of Ordinary Things
Board-certified in cardiology, internal
medicine, nuclear medicine and holistic
medicine, Dr. Guarneri is the founder and the
medical director of the Scripps Center for
Integrative Medicine. Dr. Guarneri was an
English Literature major as an undergraduate at
New York University. Her medical degree is from
SUNY Medical Center in New York, where she
graduated number one in her class. Dr. Guarneri
served her internship and residency at Cornell
Medical Center, where she later became chief
medical resident. She served cardiology
fellowships at both New York University Medical
Center and Scripps Clinic. Dr. Guarneri served
as an attending in interventional cardiology at
Scripps Clinic, where she placed thousands of
coronary stents. Recognizing the need for a more
comprehensive and more texholistic
approach to cardiovascular disease, she
pioneered the Scripps Center for Integrative
Medicine where she uses state-of-the-art cardiac
imaging technology and lifestyle change programs
to aggressively diagnose, prevent and treat
cardiovascular disease. She is a fellow member
of the American College of Cardiology, Alpha
Omega Alpha, the American Medical Women's
Association, and a diplomat of the American
Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. In 2009,
Dr. Guarneri was honored as the ARCS scientist
of the year.
Dr. Guarneri has authored several articles that
have appeared in professional journals such as
the Journal of Echocardiography and the Annals
of Internal Medicine. Dr. Guarneri participated
as a member of the writing committee for the
American College of Cardiology Foundation
Complementary Medicine Expert Consensus
Document. This expert consensus statement on
integrating complementary medicine into
cardiovascular medicine was published in 2005.
She is the author of The Heart Speaks, a
poignant collection of stories from heart
patients who have benefited from integrative
medicine approaches. The Heart Speaks and her
clinical work have been featured on NBC Today
and PBS's To the Contrary and Full Focus. In her
book Dr. Guarneri takes the reader on a journey
of the heart - exploring the emotional heart,
able to be crushed by loss; the intelligent
heart, with a nervous system all its own; and
the spiritual heart, which yearns for a higher
purpose. With groundbreaking new research and
unparalleled experience, Dr. Guarneri skillfully
weaves the science and drama of the heart's
unfolding. Her work was also featured in a
two-part PBS documentary, The New Medicine.
Dr. Guarneri is regularly quoted in national
publications such as the Yoga Journal,
Body+Soul, Trustee magazine and WebMD. She has
been recognized for her national leadership in
integrative medicine by the Bravewell
Collaborative and now serves as chair of the
Bravewell Clinical Network for integrative
medicine. In 2008 she was honored by Project
Concern International for her work in Southern
India, and she currently serves on the
International sub-committee for Direct-Relief
International. Dr. Guarneri also served on an
advisory panel for the Institute of Medicine to
explore the science and practice of integrative
medicine for promoting the nation's health. The
summit's findings were released Feb. 25-27, 2009
in Washington, D.C.
Most recently, she was elected president of the
American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.