DIY NO MORE GLASSES
“You are the master of your life. You can do much more
than you thought you could, including cure yourself of a terminal illness.
I want to encourage you to step out of the normal bounds of your life and to begin seeing yourself differently.
I want to encourage you to live your life at the cutting edge of time, allowing yourself to be born into a new life every minute. I want to encourage you to allow your life experience to be lightly dusted with form.”
-- Barbara Ann Brennan --
Take off your glasses and see
If you’re nearsighted—meaning you can see clearly up close, but things look blurry when far away, or farsighted—you can see clearly from afar, but things look blurry up close, I’ve got some pretty amazing news for you. Your condition is not permanent; you can actually heal your eyes. There are many thousands, maybe even millions of documented cases where people have regained 20/20 vision by this simple act – wear your glasses or contact lenses as infrequently as possible. Take off the glasses, take out the lenses – and see!
Seeing is not only about the eyes
Your eyes do not create vision nor do they interpret the information they receive. It is actually the visual cortex, located in the back of your brain, that creates vision. The eyes are instruments that receive and transmit light to and from the visual cortex by making very fast, very small movements – about seventy to eighty times per second. Glasses and contact lenses hold the eyeball in one place where they are confined in a prison. Putting corrective lenses on the eyes to force clear vision is like hanging the innocent – the eyes are not the source of the problem.
Optometrists and corrective lenses do indeed help, but the way to healing can only come through you: do-it-yourself – DIY all the way. The process takes time, patience, and commitment. In most cases, your eyesight will improve, and you’ll see a change within days. While it can take years to reverse lifelong habits, reducing the amount of time you wear corrective lenses will slow the deterioration of your eyes. Yes, as soon as you take off your glasses, you’ll see immediate results.
If you decide this is not for you, no pressure! In fact, self-imposed pressure is why you stopped seeing clearly in the first place, so pressure is the last thing you need right now. The good news is that just reading this message will help you begin to see better. The best way to improve eyesight is through the psyche.
Warriors, take action right now. Dare to take off your corrective lenses. This step represents a journey of the soul. Do it, and you will be richly rewarded.
The Benefits (a.k.a. the Drawbacks)
Without the protection of constant visual correction, life is a wild ride. There you have it! The biggest benefit and the biggest drawback in two words: wild ride! You want to live a life less ordinary? How about putting some scary excitement in your life! Well, you don’t need to spend a fortune on rides at Disneyland! Simply take off your glasses and walk down a street at night.
Let me give you a picture of what it’s like for a person like me with myopia (nearsightedness)
I’m standing on the sidewalk waiting to cross the street. Everywhere I look, darkness hides the details; good, bad, and ugly all look the same to me. The most amazing and striking things are the lights. I’m surrounded by soft, blurry, glowing round bulbs of sparkling magic. People with 20/20 vision don’t think that much about lights. I’m humbled by the fact that I have no idea when to cross. I keep a close eye on the people around me. At the first sign of movement, I’m going to step off – as blind as I am, I don’t want to be the last one standing on the street when the traffic starts. Uh-oh! There they go. I leap off the curb into the crosswalk with my heart in my mouth, fear and trepidation almost paralyzing me. Tons of people are crossing, but I have no idea who is approaching me. I keep my mouth posed in a faint smile in case the person coming toward me is someone I know. Blindly, I stumble forward, but I don’t bump into anyone. Somehow, humanity – that’s how I see people, as a whole and not as individuals – part like the Red Sea and leave room for me. (There must be some invisible signal among strangers making the same crossing!) Finally, I’ve succeeded in crossing the street. The traffic light turns, and cars zoom forward. I stand marveling at my own accomplishment amidst the hubbub. Wow, I survived! Without signing up for wild rides, I got myself one!
There are drawbacks, of course, but the rewards are so surprising – a chance to feel humbled, scared, excited, accomplished, to see humanity as a whole, to hide details of ugliness, and instead see round bulbs of sparkling magic. Do you consider this a benefit or drawback?
Change one thing and everything else changes too
My whole life changed from this one act. I can’t drive, so I sold my car and became one of the strange “carless in Los Angeles” people. There are few of us in a city called the car capital of America – one that boasts eight hundred miles of freeway. I became a cyclist and take public transportation everywhere. My life became pleasantly simple. People’s faces always look good to me – my own 24/7 Photoshop of soft focus airbrushing on their features. I feel people’s energy; sometimes I see people’s auras more clearly than their faces. I recognize people by their voices and a lot of times from their thoughts before they speak. I have become much more intuitive.
One day, I was cooking blissfully when my daughter Sashi came in and said, “Mom! There are all these fruit flies in your house.” I said, “Oh, yeah? I can’t see them.” She said, “Your eyes don’t work.” I said, “My eyes work just fine! Who wants to see fruit flies?” I’m not even aware of them and so it doesn’t occur to me to kill them. Come to think of it, it’s a blessing to be able to live harmoniously with a bunch of fruit flies!
Wei, my other daughter said, “Shopping with my mom is crazy. Usually people scan the racks and then go close to pick up what they find interesting. Mom takes each item one by one right next to her face!” Because I have to bring things about three to fours inches from my eyes to see in detail, I don’t only examine things visually, I also experience them through my other senses. I smell. I touch. I feel.
Working at the Computer
While I was thrilled to free my eyes from the bondage of corrective lenses, as a writer I need to work long hours on the computer – and trying to do that without glasses was a challenge to say the least. I was quite the funny sight – typing with my back curled like a shrimp, the computer screen inches from my face. My contorted position ended up hurting my back, so I was forced to visit an optometrist for a pair of glasses.
It had been two years since my last eye exam. During my previous visit, I was minus 11.5 in the right eye and minus 13.5 in the left. In the two years I had not worn glasses, my right eye had improved by 2 points to minus 9.5, but my left had deteriorated by half a point to minus 14. One eye got better and one eye got worse. Dah! All I can say is that it’s an ongoing process.
Hedging Your Bets
It’s good to have glasses as a backup. Nowadays, the only time I wear glasses for prolonged periods is when I write on the computer. I wear glasses to drive, but I only drive in emergencies. I’m just getting used to the world around me in blurry, fluffy, soft shapes. It’s not a problem so much. It’s hard to explain…words fail me. I like being “strange” to some, “amusing” to others and “brave” to a few. A strangely amusing brave lady, I’m unique – I see with an inner vision, my own way of seeing.
Then the day came when I had a miracle healing! Briefly…for a timeless, eternal, magical moment, I saw with 20/20 vision. You can read that story later in the book. It’s called Miracle At Uluwatu Beach. A real-life miracle happened to me! A blessing it was. The incident wedged itself in my mind. “The blind shall see” – just like Jesus said! I’m that blind woman, and I saw – and I did it all by myself. You can do it, too – DIY!
The Techniques Take Off Your Glasses!
First and foremost, taking off your corrective lenses is the first step toward healing – and liberating your eyes. Don’t keep your eyes in prison! Take off your glasses and see!
If you wear contact lenses, change to glasses. Yes, thick glasses look unfashionable. That’s good – use that to your advantage – unfashionable means you’ll wear glasses less and less frequently. Less is better!
As of 2010, I’m in my second year of only wearing corrective glasses when absolutely necessary. Some days, this means just half an hour during a twenty-four hour period, while other days, especially when I work on the computer, wearing them for eight to ten hours.
Wear your corrective lenses as little as possible!
There is a reason you don’t allow yourself to see the world as clearly as you’d like. Putting correction on the eyes masks the problem, attempts to cover it up. The blurriness keeps the world from coming too close. You keep the world at bay to protect yourself from overexposure. That is A-okay! Say to yourself, “This is how I see. Blurry is okay!”
Don’t force your eyes to see any “better” than how you ordinarily relate to the world around you. Allow yourself to see the way you naturally see – that’s DIY eye healing in its most basic form.
Meditate on the First Time
When did you begin to lose your sight? When did your eyesight start to deteriorate? Well, more than likely, it was a stressful time in your childhood or young adulthood. Meditate on that period of your life. Try to understand the situations and reexamine the scenes. Do some Soul Retrieval on the period of your life when the world started to become blurry.
It is not necessary for you to find an answer. It is not about finding an answer. It is about keeping an open mind, listening to what the body might be telling you. Sometimes the answer will come to your conscious mind and sometimes it will come to your subconscious mind. Sometimes, your higher self hears the answer, and your eyesight spontaneously improves.
Relax the eyeball muscles
Your eyeball is held by five muscles, much like a small ball held by five fingers. When the muscles are stressed, they tighten – and the eyeballs are squeezed out of their normal round shape. The focal point is off, resulting in blurriness.
Whenever I’m stressed, I can feel my eyeballs tightening. They’re a very accurate barometer of how much stress I’m experiencing. The more stressed, the tighter my eyes feel. When I’m excited, when I’m on edge, I use my eyes as telltale sign regarding my stress level. At all times, try to keep the eye muscles relaxed.
•Close your eyelids and feel deeply inside your eye sockets. Use your imagination to find the eyeball muscles.
•Picture the five fingerlike muscles that hold the eyeball. Picture these muscles loosening their grip on the eyeballs.
•When you’re under stress, actively relaxing the eyeball muscles can have a magical effect.
Eye Meridian Points Massage
Give loving energy to the meridian points around your eyes, and you’ll enjoy a wonderful sense of relaxation. This is especially helpful when you’re straining your eyes with detail work or long hours at the computer.
•Rub the entire eye area in a circular motion, from the eyebrows outward towards the corner of your eyes and back to the eyebrows again. Do this as many times as feels good.
•Use your pointer finger to press on the five meridian points. The level of pressure is up to you. Pressing hard sometimes feels very good and at other times gently tapping the points feels better.
Chinese Palm Gazing Technique
My Mama taught me this one. She had 20/20 vision her whole life. She attributed it to this technique.
•Rub the palms rub together, back and forth, back and forth, to build up a lot of heat.
•Immediately, lay the hot palms on your eyes, keeping the eyelids open and eyeballs relaxed. Keep the palm cupped so as not to touch the eyes. Don’t allow the eyes to see any light leaking through the palms.
•Visualize a brilliant white or soft golden light coming out of your hands – the color of energy varies by person, so you’ll have to learn your color. With your imagination, think and see energy coming out and going into the eyeballs. When you do this, you can actually feel the energy like a tingling sensation. Energy has polarity, a plus and minus. Depending on the day, the area, or the person you’re working with, the energy can feel cold or hot.
•As the white healing light goes in, visualize a dark or grey color – as unbalanced, trapped energy pours from that eye.
•Breathe love into that eye and send appreciation for what the eyes do.
•After a while, as long as it feels right – thirty seconds to half an hour, depending on how you feel – pick up your hands and close your palms. Imagine the while light returning within you through your hands. Say a silent prayer for healing with your palms in a prayer position or simply cupped together. Send gratitude and appreciation to the healing love in all of us.
•After the prayer and before closing the healing session, I stay meditative for a moment and reflect on what the message from the blurry eyesight might be. Again, no need to find an answer – it’s about openness to the body’s messages.
•Close the healing by clapping your hands a few times.
Thanks to Jacob Lieberman for this one.
All day long, but primarily when you’re walking down the street, keep your field of vision wide and open. Notice things moving from both corners of your eyes. Don’t keep a tight focus in the center of your vision.
This exercise feels really good. Keep an open focus while working, listening to others talking, watching a sunset…keep the entire picture alive and as wide as possible. Keep your world in a wide view that’s more than 120 degrees from the center. As you practice, keep broadening the angle of vision.
When you look around the world, move your head around. Keep the field wide open.
When you’re working on a computer, don’t tunnel vision into the screen, but maintain the rest of the world in your field of vision. Tape a feather on either side of the computer frame, and keep the feathers in your field of vision when you’re looking into the screen.
When you’re reading a book, keep the world outside the book alive. Don’t get totally sucked into the world of the book.
When you’re conversing, keep the world around the other person alive. Don’t just focus on her or his eyes, mouth, or face, but keep the entire person and the surrounding world visible at all times.
A little different from the Sun Meals, sun gaze for the eyes involves moving your head.
Keeping your eyes fixed and your eyelids closed, lift your head to the sun. Move your head from side to side and imagine exposing the eyes to the sun at every angle. On a cloudy day, open your eyelids and do the same, moving your head from side to side.
20 / 20 / 20
When you’re working on the computer, look up every twenty minutes at something twenty feet away for twenty seconds.
Hope springs eternal. Don’t stop until you regain your sight! DIY!
Miracle At Uluwatu Beach
I am nearsighted; my left eye is minus 131⁄2 and my right eye is minus 111⁄2. The world is a big blur to me. To see clearly, I have to bring the item about two and a half inches from my face. To make matters worse, I see things differently from my left eye and right eye. The color, shapes, and forms appear quite different. I see mainly from my right eye. My left eye is sort of inward; it doesn’t do much. Maybe I have what they called lazy eye, too. I haven’t bothered to find out.
My eyes were fine during early childhood. I remember lying on the grass and looking up at the tree outside the place where I lived in the countryside. The tree branches and the leaves, the blue sky behind, were very clear. The chickens I grew up with were very clear to me.
My parents brought me back from the countryside and put me in the Catholic all-girls’ school. I was “lucky,” they told me, to be in a proper school from first grade to high school – one school that would last twelve years. Years later, in my own “Soul Retrieval” session (you’ll learn about that in this book), I recovered the day I lost my sight.
I was looking at the blackboard, trying to copy some numbers and suddenly the entire blackboard went blurry. At that moment it dawned on me that I was doomed for twelve years to an all-girls environment, listening to things I didn’t care about, fulfilling orders fired at me by Catholic nuns – and it freaked me out so much that I literally refused to see this world.
I didn’t know what was “wrong” for several years. I remember feeling quite protected by my blurry sight. This warm protective blanket was taken away when they discovered I couldn’t see properly and gave me “corrections” – a pair of glasses when I was in third grade and contact lenses when I was in high school.
I put the contact lenses into my eyes when I woke up and never took them out except when I went to sleep. My whole life, I never questioned that there was something to be done for my eyes. I never thought that I could actually heal my eyes. I thought this condition was going to get worse and worse as I grew older, and I just accepted that as part of life.
One day, my lover, Otis, who is minus 5 in both eyes, heard a voice in an Ayahuasca journey that told him to take off his glasses. The voice said he didn’t need them anymore and to throw them away, which he did immediately. My reaction at that time was incredulity. I thought it was an absurd idea. Otis went around without glasses for a few days. His life actually seemed very magical to me. I thought, well this is actually not a bad idea, so I took my glasses off too.
I remember vividly the moment I took out my contact lenses. My eyes, like POWs who thought they had been forgotten by their own country and condemned to die a horrific death in enemy territory, suddenly saw soldiers from home coming to the rescue. As soon as the contact lenses were out, I spontaneously burst into tears! A dam gushed open and a torrent of tears rolled down my face. My mind went into shock from the recognition that it wasn’t sadness, but joy that brought the tears. In a few hours, without the lenses, my whole face relaxed and I felt better than I’d ever felt.
I had been experiencing life without glasses for about a year when I traveled to Bali, where I stayed at a beautiful seaside resort. About six o’clock one morning, I hiked along a sheer cliff. I could make out a Balinese Temple – a curious mixture of half Hindu, half Muslim – built right off the cliff. There was a thousand-foot drop all the way down to the beach. The ocean was a deep indigo blue, gleaming like a jewel. The day was just absolutely breathtaking.
I had just finished reading U. G. Krishnamurti’s book Enlightenment
is a Myth. “You are an enlightened being. It is stupid to try to seek enlightenment because seeking implies that you are not, so you will never get there as long as you seek. Stop seeking!” I gave up seeking enlightenment. I gave up seeking perfect vision. I’ve finally accepted how I see. I loved how burry everything looked. As I hiked, a sense of peace and ease came over me.
I reached the beach. I climbed up onto a big rock that was half submerged in water. I looked down at my feet, noting the crystal clear water lapping onto the purple laces of my river shoes. The rock I stood on was covered in moss. I noticed how the moss’s long hair waved back and forth under the gentle surf. I noticed each grain of sand sparkling under the water. I looked up at the cliff, marveling at each fold, each crack. I got the feeling that everything was alive with consciousness, and I had a feeling that the rocks and the cliffs and the sand and the water, everything, was talking to me. “Wow! We’ve waited billions of years for this moment to meet you!” It was magical!
Suddenly, I panicked, “Holy shit!” The whole time I could see perfectly – not blurry, but crystal clear. I could see the spots on the cliff. I could see the moss. I could see my shoes. I could see the water. I could see the sand. I saw everything! At the exact moment I realized I was seeing perfectly, it was as if corrective lenses had been whisked away – whoosh! My perfect 20/20 vision fell off, replaced by the same old blurriness.
That moment is alive in me forever. I will never forget it. I did it once, and I pray I will do it again. A Miracle at Uluwatu Beach!
“ The blind shall see!
In Case of Emergencies
1. Refuse to worry.
2. Stop thinking – use other parts of the body instead.
3. Concentrate on the present moment. Notice the good things that are happening, deliberately ignore the bad things that are happening.
4. See a picture of yourself in the best possible light.
Steadfast belief in the above will bring immediate relief. Repeat as needed.
"You are the master of your life. You can do much more than you thought you could, including cure yourself of a terminal illness. I want to encourage you to step out of the normal bounds of your life and to begin seeing yourself differently. I want to encourage you to live your life at the cutting edge of time, allowing yourself to be born into a new life every minute. I want to encourage you to allow your life experience to be lightly dusted with form." -- Barbara Ann Brennan -- Introduction Take off your glasses and see If you’re nearsighted--meaning you can see clearly up close, but things look blurry when far away, or farsighted--you can see clearly from afar, but things look blurry up close, I've got some pretty amazing news for you. Your condition is not permanent; you can actually heal your eyes. There are many thousands, maybe even millions of documented cases where people have regained 20/20 vision by this simple act – wear your glasses or contact lenses as infrequently as possible. Take off the glasses, take out the lenses – and see! Seeing is not only about the eyes Your eyes do not create vision nor do they interpret the information they receive. It is actually the visual cortex, located in the back of your brain, that creates vision. The eyes are instruments that receive and transmit light to and from the visual cortex by making very fast, very small movements – about seventy to eighty times per second. Glasses and contact lenses hold the eyeball in one place where they are confined in a prison. Putting corrective lenses on the eyes to force clear vision is like hanging the innocent – the eyes are not the source of the problem.