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Listen to testimonial of Terry Bowling shared during StillPoint Breathing session July 15, 2023 https://whyagain.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/TerryBowling_Testimonial2023.mp3 You must keep doing your work until you WANT to do it. It is not always Dr. Feelgood. When it is deepest, darkest that is a signal the best is to come. Forgive now. He tells the story of putting himself in ‘time out’ in the bank when his anger came up.
Testimonial from Participant (David J.) in the CoDependence/Communication Self-Study Intensive January 2023.
“I have been working on my top 3 challenges. Got a note book and been writing a lot of the MindShifters, the word links, doing the reality wake-up sheets on the HeartLand Aramaic Forgiveness app. The suggestions in each challenge I read and sit with and practice. I did re-watch the first 2 videos twice, and I’ll probably watch them again sometime soon. So far my experience has been, the work is very very effective and laser focused. I’m so amazed how it accesses such deep layers of the mind so quickly and efficiently. My experience is that negative emotions easily discharge and are replaced with many positive experiences. Things are unfolding smoothly and sometimes with some intensity. But my thinking is changing. I was just curious about the honors aspect because I have started to get a lot of insight into my relations with others and why I place myself first and blowing things out of proportion, which has been mainly with a house I had renovated and the many challenges I have encountered in the past 3 years with that project. Good news is it all worked out and was worth it.”
Testimonial November 14, 2022, Text received from a lady (Susan B.) who has recuperated beautiful from Covid and said while she was in bed she listened to the radio show daily. She felt “Listening to the show should be a requirement remedy for anybody with any kind of bug.”
Testimonial October 27, 2022, Letter from a lady we met in a workshop, she expressed gratitude and offered the acknowledgement of how the work works and seeing how far she has come, looking back on those first worksheets from 3 years ago. (PDF format)
Testimonials October 30, 2018 Mindshifters’ Radio Show from multiple callers (mp3 format). Listen below.
Testimonial August 2018 MindShifters’ Radio Show caller (mp3 format)
Dr Tim Hayes YouTube Promo for MindShifters Radio Show and Tools (Promo for MindShifters Radio). Watch below.
Winchester, VA video May 7, 2019
Steve said “Thank you once more for the work. This is a testimony of the impact on my life and now the life of others daily.”
Dale Allen Hoffman (mp4 format)
Asheville, NC during the filming of Aramaicisms video in 2015
Dale has been a student of michael’s since 1998
He is an Aramaic scholar and a teacher of this work.
Download Video Clips from www.vimeo.com (mp4 format)
Download Video Clips from www.vimeo.com (mp4 format)
Watch “What I Learned, I Learned from You”
Graeme Gibson, aka “Richard” in Why is This Happening to Me… AGAIN?! book on CD
Connected, Congruent and Flowing – Blog about the Mindshifters Support Group
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Letter from website November 2022
Aloha to the community. My circle is excited – we saw the information here. I have been poking around for this info for weeks and I will be sure to tell my membership base to swing on by. The other morning I was skipping through the search engines trying to uncover an answer to my “revolving questions.” Now I am planning to take things higher in whatever mode I can. We are getting all spaced out on the smart ideas we are observing. Moreover, I just desired to thank you in words for such solid answers. This has opened me out of rough territory. Many exciting knowings are growing in my world. It’s really a grand area to make new relationships too.
Experience after completing the translation work.
In the middle of the night while I was sleeping, there were some thoughts in my head, not loud, and tears suddenly ran down my cheeks. I noticed that I was holding my breath (stopped breathing), so I took a deeper breath and continued to breathe, then I stopped crying and it was all silent inside of me, no thoughts, for a long time (to me I felt). It was a wonderful and peaceful feeling at that time, and outside was silent, too, because it was during the night that nothing was going on outside.
The quiet thoughts that came to me in the middle of the night were about Jesus. I don’t know if you and Michael remember that I have an issue, Thai people picking on me, that I shared with you when I attended your workshop in Heartland. After I came back to Thailand, this issue revisited again many times and I could not continue my jobs or feel at ease when socializing with others. Well! Jesus’s story about carrying a cross around the city and being hung on the cross to death came to me that night. And, Jesus was able to hold the space of Love for himself and the people that did that to him. And then, I saw my issue of being pick on was so small compared to Jesus and I could not take it but Jesus could. And after taking a deep breath, for a short moment, I felt the inner silence called it Love or God.
Love, Amy B., Thailand
We had the privilege and pleasure of attending our first Food, Fun, Forgiveness and Work Intensive at Heartland in June 2018. While I (Linda) found the work challenging in the beginning I felt much stronger and more confident physically by the end of the 16 days.
There was just the right amount of work and fun. The time floating in the lake was awesome and very healing. The support available was very comforting: knowing there was someone always around to help remind you who you really are when your stuff came up.
We also had daily opportunities to work with Julie doing worksheets as a group. This was a fantastic support.
The food was so delicious, and Ari, Nancy and Brad were a fabulous team in the kitchen always there to not only prepare all of our meals, but also to support the teams out in the field as we came knocking at the back door of the kitchen with our many requests for this, that and the other thing. They had the patience of saints.
I (Ken) have been on many team work projects over the years and I was so struck by how well everyone here got along, how well they worked together. It was really amazing and a great example of the living of the Forgiveness way of life. It was a pleasure to be with everyone here.
Tracey Gibson and Julie Haverstick did a great job organizing the fun projects.
Thank you, Michael and Jeanie, for all of your loving support and everything you do to put these events together. WOW!!!
We are so glad that we attended the FFFW Intensive. It was a great and healing experience on all levels.
Ken & Linda Russell, Massachusetts
If you have received this email it is because one year ago I attended the Co-Dependence to Inter-Dependence Intensive workshop with you or you were instrumental in encouraging me to attend. I would like to share with you my experience.
One year ago I arrived at Palm Coast broken, sad, angry, and frankly, suicidal. I was lost in my story as a victim of an abusive childhood and a recent painful divorce after 22 years of marriage. I had been on countless antidepressants & antianxiety medications for many years along with a lifetime of therapy. There were times I found brief relief only to fall back into deep sadness, anger and hopelessness. Throughout the workshop I remained skeptical, resistant and at times confused. What I now know is that I was building the brain cells I needed to heal the clutter that kept me stuck. As I continue this work the periods that I fall back into old patterns have become less and less and I am able to return much quicker to a place of balance and neutralness.
This is what I know for sure and has remained consistent throughout my continued healing:
-When I speak of something outside of myself that is the cause of something inside of myself I am avoiding the very thing that can lead me to healing another layer. When I am in pain I have work to do.
-I cannot simultaneously take responsibility for my life while blaming someone else.
-Anytime I allow a goal to become greater than my reality I disconnect with my being/my source and connect to hurt, sadness, anger and my nonbeing self.
-No one else has to change in order for me to feel good.
-Finding love outside of myself was not the answer.
-Forgiveness is not about letting our self or someone else off the hook. Forgiveness is the tool we use to go into ourselves and remove hostility, rage, grief, fear, pain, sadness, and trauma. As these are removed piece by piece all that is left is the presence of love. Using this tool and experiencing this love and healing has changed my life.
This is what healing and forgiveness has looked like for me:
-I have renewed a healthy relationship with both my daughters. I have also reestablished a continuing relationship with all three of my siblings after a very long period of disconnect.
-My youngest daughter who has experienced some challenges has started using this work.
-I have shifted from anger and disdain towards my abusive mother to a place of compassion and responsible communication.
-I established communication with my ex-husband and my former friend (whom are now engaged to one another). This is something that at one time I thought absolutely impossible.
-I have had many people ask, “What are you doing? I want what you have” and multiple comments on how my eyes appear to have changed.
-I am off 9 medications for various illnesses ranging from high blood pressure to depression, anxiety and a muscle disorder.
-I have achieved freedom from debilitating memories and flashbacks of sexual abuse.
-I have an amazing network of new friends that have become family.
-I love my life and am hopeful and excited for the future.
-I have wonderful support in this work and am grateful for the loving friendships that have come from this.
I have also had some remarkable blessings:
-I have an awesome new job where the owners do the work themselves.
-I have a beautiful new living space that is precisely what I had envisioned for myself a year ago.
-Multiple amazing instances where an individual has generously given me countless hours to learn to be an expert in the very things that have been a challenge for me.
-I was given a brand new car, yes, a new car.
This work is certainly not always easy. But I am proof that forgiveness and using these tools can absolutely transform a life.
Love to all of you,
“The seminars Dr. Michael Ryce is doing are directly related to ACIM and have been very helpful to me in removing the fear and hostility thoughts that block our natural Love state. In what I am hearing from others, their experience is similar.
He is teaching and showing how to work the Course…and more. How to apply it to everyday life. How to extend it to others.
Explaining how we are not a body, through scientific evidence…recognizing and removing pain, sickness, and suffering…connecting to our Being…clearing and opening the conduit of Love, who we originally and naturally are.
Through the ideas and process he is teaching, I have already uncovered patterns in my life that I have used to generate fear of Living. The thoughts and process that uncover these patterns also invite healing. Each moment I spend in healing is bringing me closer in seeing that there was never any reason for the pain. It simply goes away. It was my own mental process that created it.
The seemingly solid wall between me and Spirit is proven again and again to be nothing but a wispy cloud. A mirage. An imagined blockade between what I AM and what I think i am. I simply have to produce a very small willingness to take a tiny step into connecting with Being. The blocks to my willingness have been in the form of fear. (When will I have time to do the things I’ve habitually cluttered my “life” with, or think I “have” to do? Who will be upset with me if I don’t follow their plan?) The fear disappears as soon as I take the fist willing step.
My “fears” revolved around moving my residence. Ultimately, I own my life…which is really a choice of how to direct my energy. I don’t want fear and hostility to be that director. I can direct my energy towards completing my move to the house later. My stuff will deteriorate at the same rate regardless of which room it’s kept in.
A Teacher is in town. No need to make travel arrangements, book hotels, and live out of a suitcase for a week. I encourage you to examine your priorities and see where learning to live Life more joyfully and peacefully fits. This is what these teachings are doing in my life. I believe they will for you too. Here are some links to his site. Also Unity’s site for specific seminar information. Please come out and learn more about what it means to be Alive, how to share that Life with others, and become a conduit to resonate the Love we all have to pour out into souls thirsting for the connection.
“My arrival home was awesome. My roommate Kay welcomed me home with fresh banana bread and a surprise. She had planted me a flower garden with bulbs that would come up year round. This was the same friend of 8 years who before the intensive I had not been able to get along with. Now we are very close friends and support each other every day. It’s awesome and miraculous!
The next day we spent discussing with community members how to help our neighborhood become more loving and spiritual. The talks were very confirming to me because I felt able to listen and communicate responsibly. The friends I had left 9 days ago had completely changed and became loving support for me and my forgiveness work. I went to visit a friend and when I got to the walkway at the top of the stairs, there was a man and woman holding a newly born baby. I said “what a beautiful baby and asked if I could hold her”. She was as light as a feather, a little dark-skinned baby who gazed into my eyes. I felt such a feeling of love and peace as I looked into her eyes. I said thank you to God for always giving me what I need to grow.
There are many miracles around my neighborhood such as a couple who had previously been living in the darkness of illegal drugs have made a complete turnaround and are now seeking rehabilitation because they do not want to lose their children. Yesterday, a man who did not live in my neighborhood, was going up and down my block trying to find someone who would give him drugs. Since drugs are suddenly drying up in my community at a mind-blowing speed, no one could help him. He became angry and drew his gun and pointed it at the man who had the healing and said “give me some drugs or I will shoot you.” Our neighbor told him he did not have any drugs, he did not do that anymore, and told the man to get out of this community, we dont allow guns in here, we have too many children here who could get hurt. By then, the police had arrived. Of course I had been holding a space of love for Kay, who had gone out to talk to the gunman and/or neighbors.
So many miracles are happening to me. I went to Tai Chi today for the first time and it was great! I am working on getting rid of all the aches and pains in my body. It is still quite tight, probably because its been this way for many years from holding in all my fear and pain. My new diet, reading and writing, mindshifters, etc. are increasing my vitality daily. One day I was singing a song in my sleep and when I awoke, I was still singing the same song…a new song that came from my spirit. I find myself smiling and laughing and enjoying life the way I did in my early childhood.
My dreams have been very meaning ful to me and I write them down in the morning. I have had one stillpoint happen during the night which was when I was singing the song:
Here I am again being long-winded. I get so excited I just get carried away. I am holding a space of love in my heart for all of you, my dear friends. Thank you for being there when I need your support. You will be in my heart always. – Linda”
“I have been studying Michael’s work for 20 years, and just found Vimeo Group: Forgiveness on https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/127064719. I want to share my experience with Forgiveness as Michael teaches it. I first went to Heartland in 1991 at the very onset of my spiritual quest. I have a serious father-hate that was, at that time, 15 years old. I returned to Heartland several more times, for as much as 23 days of intensive work. Every time, we worked on my father-hate issue and every time Michael told me that I had to find a way to “see him differently” in order to forgive and be released from the hate that was in my heart. I kept repeating that I couldn’t see it differently, because the way I saw it was the way it really was.
Then, one day, sitting on the floor at Heartland, listening one more time to Michael say “see it differently”, I asked him how to do that. He said that was my work to be done. I went into serious processing and all of a sudden, I saw a little 5 year-old boy…he looked familiar. I realized this was my father at age 5. He was crying….his strict German mother (unloving) who had been left by her strict German father (unloving) with 5 children to raise, was there behind him. I suddenly saw that he had no love at all in his little life, and that he had no role models for what it was to be a loving parent. I allowed him to climb up on my lap and I nurtured him and made the biggest leap in my life….I was able to put my arms around this little father and say “Daddy, I love you”. I had tried to say this, at Michael’s urging, many times over the years, but each time I choked on the words and almost vomited! Seriously, I was unable to say these words ever in my entire life. But here I was, sitting on the floor of Heartland, 20 years after the death of my father and after 50 years of nurturing in my heart the serious case of father-hate…..saying the words “Daddy, I love you”. Needless to say, the breakthrough was amazing! Michael walked over to the tea-bar where all the mugs brought to Heartland by attendees were hung. He searched and searched and finally found the small white mug, with primary color letters spelling out the words “Daddy, I love you” and brought it to me. He said to me “Now, this is yours.” To this day, 18 years later, I still own this mug.
I have moved to Central America where I enjoy active retirement, and this mug has come with me in my carryon luggage…I will never let it go. It represents to me the healing power of forgiveness when, as Michael says…..”It’s not letting someone off the hook for what they did to you…it’s seeing it/them differently”. Thank you, Michael…for this, and so many other valuable lessons in raising my vibration, and finding peace in my life. You are an angel. So, if there’s not much happening here….and if there’s not much energy moving in your life to lift you to a higher vibration….take Michael’s words in WHY and do the work…..the rewards are life-changing. Visit the thread here http://vimeo.com/groups/forgiveness/forumthread:246560
Love & Blessings, Penny Ripple”
“Michael and Jeanie, The first week of workshops, three weeks ago, was something! The field trip on that intensive Saturday, was unlike any thing I’ve experienced and it seems to have lasting effects. Thank you my friends for encouraging me to go. I am so glad you came back on this past Sunday. I was feeling like I didn’t quite get enough of the energy, the lessons, all of it. Last night’s meeting was very good, the group dynamics and energy brought up some more stuff and healing. It’s good and seems most folks there are excited.
I’ve celebrated Easter many times, as a good Catholic, and in that Unity Church kind of way. But this Easter, I’m really getting resurrection from the dead, in a whole new light of understanding, and surrender in a new way. It’s good, very good, and powerful good and I wouldn’t have had that without your invitation. Thank you…You’re on the pages of my gratitude journal and in my heart.
Love you. Regina”
“Prior to meeting you on January 12, 2008 at your first workshop in Honolulu, HI, I had just experienced a separation from a long term relationship. Although it was anticipated and a mutual decision, actually putting it into action was difficult. The day before your first workshop, I had to ask my partner to leave my house, since I was unable to handle continuing to live with him as we separated. Sunday was beyond difficult; however, for some reason despite being resistant to attend services that day, I somehow found the motivation. I was a broken, and skirted suicide as I have had suicidal ideation in the past. I attended your workshop, “Why Is This Happening To Me Again?” and was impressed by your concepts and the continued workshops offered me tools for what I needed to do. Following your first set of workshops, I fell into a deep depression and became hopeless to the point of again not wanting to live. When you returned and I attended “Getting The Stress You Need” I left a new person. I opted to sign up for the StillPoint Breathing workshop, and left there a completely different person. I am anxious to become engaged in our support group to continue practicing and continue experiencing the breathing and forgiveness. I have since continued to deal with the sadness of the separation; however, have a new outlook on the situation and have been transformed to seek living in being vs. non-being. I am a counselor and have attempted to begin incorporating your ideas and concepts into my group presentations. Your work is truly a gift to the world, and in the manner you create an opportunity to experience it without cost is truly a gift from Y’shua. I was compelled to support you with everything that I had. You have truly given me a spirit to continue putting the tools that you have taught into practice. Bless you and Jennie for your dedication to changing the world, one being at a time. T in HI”
“Michael, You were here (in Anderson, IN) the week of 10/9/05. My wife and I want to thank you for such useful and insightful tools as you presented in your workshops. Our Supervisor was disappointed she could not make the workshops this time. Reverand Jane Evanstar tells me that you may be back here in the spring. I have been sharing what we gained with our Supervisor, she is very interested and found the Forgiveness worksheets useful. I suggested that we use them as Anger Management Tools for our clients and she agrees. I also told her that if we as the office staff utilized them we could see a significant effect in what happens in our area of the company. She has asked to borrow the Forgiveness tapes I acquired from you this past week. Today (10/17) I had the interesting opportunity to put the knowledge from the workshops to the test. The owner of the company jumped my case for a situation that is totally beyond my training and control. Once he was done, I could feel my reaction rising. Fortunately, with the tools I gained from you, I was able to stop the reaction from making me go unconscious and dispel the negativity before it could do any external damage. I was going through the worksheet as I remembered it in my head to quiet myself. Interestingly enough, the two main power people in my life (dad and step-dad) came to mind and I was able to release that tension enough to finish the day. I was able to laugh at it after about 15 minutes. Still a lot of anger triggers to go, but this was very encouraging for me personally……thank you. I have been passing our Forgiveness Worksheets and explaining them to staff who come in and complain about what is happening to them. Should be interesting to watch. My deepest thanks, gratitude and blessings. Kevin & Mindy Patrick Anderson, IN”
“I first went to four of michael ryce’s workshops two years ago and then six months ago I started going to the support group. Except for Thanksgiving week when I was away, I have not missed a single one since then. I plan my schedule and business travel around the support group so that I can be back in town for it. I have given up a monthly meeting that I went to for three years that meets on the same night. Here’s why. Deep in my heart, ever since I was a child, I always knew that there was something very meaningful in the teachings of Jesus. At the same time, I also had a gnawing feeling that the teachings as I was getting them were severely distorted. They were lacking some of the essential meaning of what Jesus taught. I am learning from michael’s work what Jesus said and meant when he taught in Aramaic. I see how so much of that got lost in translation from Aramaic to Greek to English. The people Jesus was speaking to also had such different mindsets than we do in our culture. In going from the Aramaic culture to the Roman, to the English, to the American, the teachings lost much of their original meaning. The teachings in their original Aramaic context make sense — in my mind, in my heart, in my gut, and in my soul. I especially love that they are really not so much religious teachings, but simple, practical formulas for how to live in peace with God, neighbor, and self. Every week I get something new from michael’s work. Things he said two years ago have whole deeper meanings now than they did when I first heard them. My life is so much more peaceful on so many levels. Others have noticed it in me, too. Thank you michael for all you do. Thank you Dale for facilitating this support group. My soul is eternally grateful.” See Support Group Locations Asheville,NC. Jerry Collette
“In 1990 a friend invited me to hear Michael Ryce speak….I had no spiritual involvement of any kind, being a recovered Southern Baptist, so all of this seemed very “airy fairy” to me. But something resonated and by the third night I had signed up for a 9 day intensive at Heartland. Day One at Heartland proved to be a major challenge for me, and now I know it was the opening of a very rusty heart that caused me that pain. I’ve now been to Heartland several times, from 9 to 23 day intensives, and have traveled to hear Michael speak at many different locations. I can never get enough of “Why Is This Happening To Me, AGAIN?” To say this was the beginning of my life is an understatement….prior to this I was asleep and unconscious. My road since 1990 has been a long one, taking me out of the big city of Miami, into the countryside of north Florida, then on to Panama in Central America and now on to Ecuador in South America. All of this is possible because of the opening of my consciousness begun at Heartland so many years ago. I now know that I really do create my reality and that I can create it in any way I choose. My joy is boundless, and my path eternal…..thank you Michael. You are a blessing to anyone who takes the time to pause in life’s flurry, and listen. Oh yeah, and do worksheets!!!” Penny Ripple, Boquete, Panama & Cuenca, Ecuador
“michael and his beloved wife, Jeanie, before spending a week with us, were hosted by Unity of Anchorage and presented four powerhouse evening lectures at both locations. In the workshop, Empowered to Heal , michael offered a challenge that changed my life. He explained that the body is really an energy field of Love and how his work helps in removing from our “system” fear and hostility so that Love becomes our sole experience. In this way, we are literally an energy field that heals. Jesus would be one, among many, who accomplished this. How he accomplished this is no different than how we are to accomplish this and it’s through the dedication and discipline of spiritual practices. I often contemplate what must it have been like for Jesus to go off into the desert for 40 days, taking himself away from all distractions so as to become one with God. I recently re-watched The Last Temptation of Christ by Martin Scorsese and was humbled by the portrayal of Jesus’ great difficulty in merging his human to the Divine. Here he was alive in a time of tremendous and horrific violence (sound familiar?) and was given the task from God to preach Love, to teach that Love and Love alone was the answer! Desperate for a new way of life, many followed him but few committed themselves to the spiritual practices that brought Jesus to the Christ Consciousness, which is that Love energy field michael speaks of.
During this night at Unity, michael told the story of Jesus entering the Garden of Gethsemane prior to being taken away to his death so as to completely detoxify and cleanse his system so that he could walk the path before him saturated by the only reality that he knew was real: Love. When Jesus comes out of the Garden, he was so purified and illumined that upon seeing the High Priest, who was there to take him to his death, he heals the man’s ear, which had been sliced off by Peter. At this point michael says to those of us there that night, “Dare you? Dare you commit yourself to the process so as to return to Love and be a healing presence to yourself and those around you, even your so called enemies?” I could feel God’s presence and in that moment time stood still. What greater task could there be before you, Camille? This is what I heard in my heart as my hand scribbled on my notepaper, “Yes”. Needless to say, it has been quite the experience and definitely not always a feel-good one!
The other profound lecture that I deeply resonated with was Laws of Living . Here michael spent an intense evening identifying the choices that put us in the “Lower Path” or the “Upper Path.” This Upper Path profile which involves a commitment to conscious choice from a place of accountability, complete responsibility and a personal code to move only from love was another moment when I felt pulled up as in an ascension of vision with my eyes suddenly cast upon how my life could be. I was simultaneously taking the fantastic class, Practical Mysticism, which was also offering me the Upper Path. This collision of information led to a deep shift in my consciousness that continues to guide me today.
michael’s teachings are in alignment with our own. In “Empowered to Heal” he says, “Mind energy organizes itself to become the flesh”. This is the triune nature of God as we teach it. Look at our teaching symbol: Mind energy is the upper tier or Conscious Mind, organizes itself is the middle tier or creative medium/law and become the flesh is the lower tier or form. michael says, “every reality in my mind is changeable” and Ernest Holmes says, “change your thinking, change your life”. The similarities are tremendous and compliment what we teach.
I could go on for pages because there is so much more to say and share but there is no need. Linda Kajiwara, R.Sc.P. and myself are serving our community twice a month for those who want to be exposed to michael’s teaching through his DVD’s and to support those on the path, doing worksheets, forgiving and activating love. At our Center, we averaged 60 people each time michael spoke. How awesome! I truly believe michael ryce, his teachings and his tools are a great gift to all of us at this time. His Reality Management Worksheet takes one through a transformative process in which one changes their thinking and helps move one from hostility/fear to love. At 57 worksheets and counting (and lots of extra blank copies!), I have completely embraced this “spiritual practice” and it now finds its place along side prayer, meditation and visioning. For more information you can go to www.whyagain.org or see Linda or myself at any time. We’ll have a posting of the 2007 MindShifters meeting dates at the Center. “
“This is the most amazing, wonderful, life changing work I have ever encountered. It has changed so many aspects of my life and I am now able to look at my life in a loving state for myself as well as the people who surround me. I am able to look at situations more clearly and see the insanity of the world around us, an insanity I was once so willing to be a part of. What a gift to be able to heal the pain I have carried within me most of my life. How wonderful this world would be if we all lived our lives in a state of love. Thank you Michael, I feel my soul has finally been freed!” Leah
This work has given me a LIFE, I never knew that I could have one, I have been feeling so great about myself and the world around me, it is amazing to know that life isn’t really how I used to see it. That there is another way to Live it. Just need to be able to see the other side of the coin. I have used the tools I have learn in this to help others, and it has helped each and everyone of them. These princlples are so easy to apply to every day living. I have not believed that the whole world is not living by them already. Dianna(mcswear)
This work had changed my life in a way that has allowed me to be at total peace in any situation. I no longer have to be in upset over any little thing, because I have learned I now have a choice in how I view my world around me. Doing the Forgiveness work has allowed me to clear out all of the insanity I have been carrying within my mind that I thought was normal!!! The freedom of peace in my mind and the ability to maintain a state of love in everything I do has been a life changing event for me. As Michael says……”Life without tools is Hell!” That is so true, and I never understood what it meant until I learned the tools from him. Thank you Michael for teaching me the gift of love, which is our birthright! Sam Brotherton
Tools so easy to use that even my 4 year old son has been using them! Simple, direct and common sense ways of understanding my own responsbility in the view of the world I create. I love being able to teach my two children from a young age that they have the power to “change their mind”! Kristina
The reason I phoned was due to an experience I had yesterday at a 8 hour day of Tantra Yoga. We were instructed in doing the fire breath and walked thru a very demanding meditation where you literally pump the arms like wings , the pelvis with a forward thrust and then using the fire breath to release any emotional blocks that my be there. I was immediately taken by the fire breath into the much gentler Still Point Breathing your gentleness came thru and very loving words to just be an observer which is also what these instructors taught, but you were so present in my heart and soul and the gift I recieved was the old files simply weren’t there and they had been replaced with reverence for GOD ,LOVE, and PEACE. There is no way tocommunicate the beauty and JOY I experienced. I know however that it was thru your teachings that I have recieved the TRUTH that I was so longing for, I t was thru your teachings that I found my way out of my mind and took the place as an observer. I really wanted to attend Hartford City, I know there will be another time I do miss you however. I wish you such abundant LOVE and pray daily for your teachings to reach all those ready to recieve it. It is truely the GOOD WORK. Blessings and Peace my friend, Jane
“It has been such an incredible 48 hours for me. In the past couple of days I have had this ‘A-HA!’ experience about the ‘Why Is This Happening To Me . . . Again?!’ material . . .listening to the tapes daily–ln my spare time–so much information . . . I listen, I hear things that I was unable to hear. I feel myself shifting, transforming, changing on the inside . . . first time in my lifetime . . .beginning to feel healthy within–rather than striving to be healthy . . . is the only truth that I have experienced that makes life make sense– spiritually, emotionally, physically. Thank you for the gifts and for sharing yourselves with me . . . for helping me experience Love in such new and incredible ways. I will never be the same . . . Thank you for your guidance.” K. S. , massage therapist, Minneapolis, Minnesota “A big thank you to Michael for the INTENSIVES at Heartland in the magnificent Ozarks . . . surrounded by miles of forest in every direction has helped me return to my true self . . . gotten in touch with the Source of the creative energy inside me, which so often lies dormant when I try to mold myself to someone else’s pattern. My spirit thanks you for its release. . . after attending a 23-day intensive, I will never have the same answer to the “WHY . . . Again?” question . . . learned through the use of the Reality Management Tool how to view situations and people through a new lens . . . by resetting my perceptions and intentions so that every experience can truly be a NEW EXPERIENCE. I do not need to keep repeating the same patterns, nor responding in the same way . . . not necessary to attract the kind of people into my life who bring up my old issues over and again . . . With the Reality Management Tool, I find I can alter my thoughts to ask for and get what I want (rather than what I don’t want) and see the opportunity for healing old hurts. Occasions for personal growth, mental stimulation and enjoyment are constantly at hand when I view each interaction through my love filters–love for myself, love for others and love for the planet. S.R., Teacher and workshop facilitator, San Francisco, CA
“A brilliant synthesis, a must for everyone in need of healing.” – Greg Sharp, Osteopathic Physician, St.Louis, MO
“I am healthier, have much more energy, feel generally more content with life . . . there is no doubt in my mind that the no-fault-empowerment-tools are playing a big role in this turn of events. Thank you so much for that.” E. B., San Luis Obispo, CA
“. . . I feel so much stronger, yet peaceful . . .I feel more alive, my thoughts are clearer. I am excited about my future and confident it will be different . . . I see Heartland as a special place. I have searched for many years to heal . . . at 51, I felt like I have been successful (for the ) first time in my life . . . Heartland was the coming home to where I came from. A very warm and special thanks to you, Michael, for your healing work and tools, for you commitment to share with others your ideas.” A.C., Fort Lauderdale, FL
“How can I express my appreciation for the intensive experience I had this year at Heartland. It never ceases to amaze me that I keep learning and processing time after time.” P. R., Business Consultant, Gainesville, FL
“Thanks for keeping love conscious, active and present so many times and for showing me my power. Thanks for all the resonance of truth, kindness, love, joy and much more. Thanks for always telling me the truth and most of all, thanks for your friendship and openness . . . you have reflected how to open my heart.” C.E., Health Food Store Owner, Mobile, AL
“Just a note to say thank you for a wonderful experience. There is no question that this was the right thing for me to do and I have benefited greatly from the experience. Not only was the Intensive outstanding, but I still cannot get over how wonderful all of the support team and the participants were throughout the whole process . . . Thank you for a wonderful life changing experience.” G. M., Financial Planner, Jensen Beach, Fl
“I want to say THANK YOU but more important than that is the feeling I now have about myself and other human beings. The words I am writing seem inadequate. I think what I really want to convey cannot be said in words, only in feelings. What I love, admire and appreciate about you is your courage. Thank you for creating a space where it is safe for me and others to be who we are. I love you!” D.M., Teacher, Dayton, Ohio
“. . . I do want to thank you for playing a large role in my break-through . . . I’m still riding high and will never be the same again–especially concerning my anger and resentment. We just made our 200 copies of the forgiveness sheet and will be starting today…” Alex & Janet
“I thank you for bringing up a reality in me at the Communication Workshop. Because of your conscious, active and present love, this reality was in my face and could not be denied . . . I was able to face this issue and was strengthened further as I became aware of your ever present love and support. This was what I’d consider a major healing for me and since that time I’ve released quite a bit that seems to tie in with that night. You are a blessing to me.” R. D., West Palm Beach, FL.
“Those who are . . . using the forgiveness sheets are finding changes taking place in their lives. We are all more aware of how we resonate with other people that are holding these same negative experiences in their brain cell structure.”
“. . . Teaching is the best way to get in touch with your own stuff. Every day I come up with something else to release. Be the way, my knee problem has never returned. I have never had to go back on motrin. I told my doctor about the healing and about the diet I was on. She felt it had some value as she has had others experience the same results from proper diet.” A. A, Teacher, Ypsilanti, MI
“Words simply defy description of the three Workshops you conducted at Unity of Port Richey . . . Needless to say we were very pleased with these enthusiastic and stimulating seminars.” R. T., Minister, Unity Church, Port Richey, Florida
“I saw your tape, “Why Is This Happening To Me…Again?!” in Merrillville, In. I was just amazed. It answered so many questions. All my life I’ve been a counselor to others and struggled so hard in my own life, never knowing why or how to change . . . and stay changed . . . Thank you again for the in-depth work . . . and allowing the help to be given to others at a nominal cost.” R. Z., Therapist, Chesterton, In
“Many thanks again for your wonderful presentations at Unity Church of Hawaii. Both of you were models of Love and Light and shared much valuable, transformational information . . . Almost all of the evaluations rated “excellent!” . . . Everyone wants you to return, including our ministers and staff!” S. C., Director of Education, Unity of Hawaii
“The question arises . . . what to do about homework? The answer now is to continue the process. (A 6 week commitment to do the work) . . . has been very helpful, healing. I’m not the same person I was 6 weeks –or even 3 weeks ago. C. B., Monrovea, CA
Thank you for making this tape (Why is This Happening to Me…AGAIN?!) My husband and I facilitate a. . . group here and plan to show this tape and help people work through their specific forgiveness issues. It is the very best tape of its kind I have come across. M. B., Counselor, North East, Pa
“I’m forever grateful to you for the work you did on forgiveness and for passing it on to us. . . I have a hunch I’ll be working on it for the rest of my life and passing it on, too. . .as well as the info on codependency. . .I thought it was an extraordinarily open and lovely group. I’m so grateful to have been part of it and to have met you. God bless you and your family. Many thanks.” J. C., Cleveland, Ohio
“I just wanted to say thanks! for doing your call to do the work “of love” you do. I truly am grateful for your trust, openness, Love, willingness and support. S. L., Support Team Member, Islamarada, Florida
“Many, many thanks for the very dynamic summer. Everyone is saying “WOW! You look fantastic!” I do look many years younger, 10 at least. It was my year to get my driver’s licensee renewed and the difference in the pictures was amazing. I look younger and feel younger than I have in years! Patricia, Ohio
…One year ago I attended the Co-Dependence to Inter-Dependence Intensive workshop with you or you were instrumental in encouraging me to attend. I would like to share with you my experience. Read more… ““I am proof that forgiveness and using these tools can absolutely transform a life.””
“The seminars Dr. Michael Ryce is doing are directly related to ACIM and have been very helpful to me in removing the fear and hostility thoughts that block our natural Love state. In what I… Read more… ““The seemingly solid wall between me and Spirit is proven…to be nothing but a wispy cloud.””
My arrival home was awesome. My roommate Kay welcomed me home with fresh banana bread and a surprise. She had planted me a flower garden with bulbs that would come up year round. This was… Read more… ““I find myself smiling and laughing and enjoying life the way I did in my early childhood.””
I have been studying Michael’s work for 20 years, and just found Vimeo Group: Forgiveness on www.vimeo.com. I want to share my experience with Forgiveness as Michael teaches it. I first went to Heartland in… Read more… ““The rewards are life-changing!””
Michael and Jeanie, The first week of workshops, three weeks ago, was something! The field trip on that intensive Saturday, was unlike any thing I’ve experienced and it seems to have lasting effects. Thank you… Read more… ““Unlike any thing I’ve experienced and it seems to have lasting effects!””
Hi michael, I am going to re-read your book, paying close attention this time around to my pain around emotionally distant loved ones. I like your new worksheet as well! I’ve printed numerous copies off… Read more… ““The work you’re doing is fundamentally needed to help shift the pain and suffering in this world…””
Prior to meeting you on January 12, 2008 at your first workshop in Honolulu, HI, I had just experienced a separation from a long term relationship. Although it was anticipated and a mutual decision, actually… Read more… ““I left a new person!””
Participant in the CoDependence/Communication Self-Study Intensive. I have been working on my top 3 challenges. Got a note book and been writing a lot of the MindShifters, the word links, doing the reality wake-up sheets… Read more… ““CoDependence / Communication Self-Study Testimonial””
I’ve known for a long time that God is love. I’m well aware that if I want to live in His house when I leave this body, I have to learn to be a conduit for that love. Read more… ““Setting a Trap for God – Living Not Saying the Lord’s Prayer””
Participant in the CoDependence/Communication Self-Study Intensive and student for many years, lived at HeartLand for a couple of years, continues doing his work. Listen to testimonial of Terry Bowling shared during StillPoint Breathing session July… Read more… ““Keep doing it until you want to do it.””