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Shattering Beliefs and Finding Freedom

Vaccine manufacturers injured my son.  Can you relate to this thought? Do you believe this thought or something similar?  What are your thoughts about vaccine manufacturers or pharmaceutical companies?

IMG_4462My son Ian, has autism and does not use verbal language to communicate.  He received vaccinations through six months of age.  I stopped because I believed vaccines caused injury to his nervous system, digestive system and immune system.  Within his first four months of life, I noticed delays in his development.  He developed reflux within the first six months and I witnessed his first seizure at eleven months.  Though I suspect they were happening before that time.  (If you’re curious to read more about Ian’s story, visit my About Ian page.)

Believing the thought “Vaccine manufacturers injured my son”, created many years of suffering in my world.  It affected the way I treated the people in my life.  I was full of anger and quick to point the finger with blame and judgment. This single belief created great tension and stress that radiated outward to everyone around me.

I questioned thoughts that created stress in my life for several years using a method developed by a woman who I consider a master teacher of our time, Byron Katie.  Katie has given our world the gift of The Work.

My first experience with The Work blew the doors off the hinges of my mind and showed me it was my thoughts that created the prison I “thought” was my life. I walked away from that experience with a new awareness and understanding that I was not the victim of my circumstances.  I went from feeling trapped, to realizing I had all the power to be free of suffering.  I’ve been using The Work ever since.  I wrote about my experience in the post, The Day I Discovered My Freedom.

IMG_4384Last December, as my husband and I drove to Katie’s New Year’s Mental Cleanse event, I filled out a Judge-Your-Neighbor Worksheet and set the intention to do some deep work.  When I stood up and read my Judge-Your-Neighbor worksheet to Katie, my entire body shook and I could barely make it through to the end.  She invited me to join her and do The Work.

Belief after belief shattered into pieces.  I discovered in the process that I did not know whether vaccines injured my son.  I couldn’t absolutely know for sure.  Wow, that was an eye opener.

It turns out, the event was video taped and Katie recently released a DVD titled The Work on Autism.  It includes my experience of dissolving one painful belief after another.  This video shows a brief two-minute segment from the DVD.

I left the room that evening feeling a thousand pounds lighter and with a newfound compassion and understanding.  For me, Katie is pure love.  I’m deeply grateful for her wide open heart and that she made this experience available to share with you.

To this day, the anger and blame I felt is gone and replaced with gratitude.  If it ever returns, I now have The Work to find my way back to love.

About The Author

Diane Hunter As a Mind-Body Coach, Diane guides clients from a state of pain and overwhelm to a place of calm and deep connection to love and joy. She offers a unique experience with horses where individuals step into their leadership and learn to build trust and gain a deeper understanding of the power of non-verbal communication.


22 Responses to “Shattering Beliefs and Finding Freedom”
  1. Dearest Diane, beautifully written. This is deeply profound and healing work you have done and your generosity in sharing that work is a love gift to those of us who learn from you and transform our lives. Much love, Helen

  2. Diane Hunter says:

    Thank you Helen. Feels like I’ve just been injected with love!!

  3. Fernanda says:

    WOW!!!!! All I can say is that this is so beautiful and it helps not only your own healing but also others!!!!!!Lot of love!!!

  4. Isn’t that Work so amazing? All captured in our thoughts. I’m so inspired by your freedom. In the video clip you share I can see and feel your moment of aha! the moment you turned the corner and chose to let go. It loosens things up for me as well.

    Thank you.

  5. Diane Hunter says:

    Thank you Rebecca. Yes, The Work opened my mind up to an entirely new, beautiful, loving world. When I’m unhappy with the external world, I look within the internal mind to create the change I want to see in the external world. This is why I wanted to share this so that it may help others who suffer. :) Sending you love.

  6. Diane Hunter says:

    Thank you Fernanda. Love you right back!

  7. Lon says:

    Hi Diane: Right on the spot with today’s blog.
    WRT your three questions:
    1. I am who I am without apologetics or recriminations. I’ve experienced leadership positions and failed as well as succeeded. Lessons learned. At age 76 I do not feel any pressure to accomplish anything other than living out the remaining life of ageing hopefully courageously, following my personal river of destiny, undefined, free of phony expectations of mine or others. Family first.
    2. Not a fear but a bit of un-sureness of my personal strength to be the example I hope to be to other, younger family and friends. No longer fears of making mistakes – time has shown me my mistakes are less damaging than imagined.
    3. Nothing overwhelming at the present time. Spiritual life, intimate life, physical life, emotional life seems in pretty good balance.

  8. Diane Hunter says:

    Hi Pop. Thank you for sharing your answers to the questions from my newsletter. Since you answered them here on the blog, I’ll include them. I plan to write a separate blog post that includes these questions too.
    1. What holds you back from becoming the leader you know you are meant to be?
    2. What do you fear most about failing or making a mistake?
    3. What is the most overwhelming aspect of your life in this moment in time?

  9. Amy says:

    Thank you for sharing this. You are doing such beautiful work in the world.

  10. Gina Clowes says:

    I downloaded your session and watched the transformation in you. Thank you for sharing your experience. Brave and beautiful!


  11. Thank you for sharing this – I have seen Katie work and it is amazing. How wonderful that you got to experience such a mind shift first-hand.

  12. Pamela Slim says:

    This is so powerful Diane! What a gift to be able to reframe your experience in a way that leads to more openness. :)

  13. Diane Hunter says:

    Thank you Gina. I’m so grateful Katie chose to create the DVD and the brief clip I could share here. My memory of the live experience is mostly feeling state and very right brain so it allowed me to watch it as an observer too and let go even more.

  14. Diane Hunter says:

    Amy, you are so welcome and right back at ya Sister! Your work for approval addicts changes lives. If you’re addicted to approval, check out Amy’s program here.

  15. Diane Hunter says:

    Hi Kirsten! Thank you for your comment and you got that right! Watching the master awakens the master within you. Having the master facilitate The Work for you, Holy Moly, mind blowing and I’m so deeply grateful. I’m sharing because of the profound shifts I experienced changed the way I see everything and if it helps others open up to love and end their suffering, the freedom and love expands. If you’re interested in Katie’s live events, I also attended the No-Body Intensive in Ojai, CA and HIGHLY recommend it. 5 days of deep, personal work and at the end, all that remained was love. In the final moments, the energy of love permeated the room. No words were spoken. Open, expansive, peace like I’ve never felt before. LOVE.

  16. Diane Hunter says:

    Thank you Pam. The openness makes room for love, awareness, clarity and action. This is where the power of leadership ROCKS and exactly what I see in you! Rock on Sister!

  17. Leah says:

    Beautiful, healing, deeply, deeply good work, Diane. Thank you.
    With love – Leah

  18. Diane Hunter says:

    Thank you Leah and you are so welcome. Love, Diane

  19. Dana Frost says:

    Oh dear Diane, Brave warrior full of love and light. You are a beautiful woman, inspiring mother and guide post for us all to have no fear going into the depths. Thank you for sharing your courageous journey with us. xoxoxoDana

  20. Diane Hunter says:

    Sweet Dana, thank you for your comment and love. xoxo

  21. Tovah Kolodinski says:

    Brave, Beautiful, Mother Warrior!
    You continue to inspire me and so many around you!
    Thank you for sharing your true authentic self and being such a wonderful leader. xO

  22. Diane Hunter says:

    Thank you sweet Tovah. Sending you tons of love.

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