“If you are willing to improve your health, develop and deepen your relationship with your Creator, and become available for a transformed life, read Kathy’s book.”

The book is getting phenomenal reviews.  I’ve now had a second person tell me that the introduction has dropped them to their knees in tears.  When I was writing the book I had this sense that it was a powerful message.  I will also admit there was level of fear and hope that I wasn’t wrong, but essentially an inner drive kept prompting me on and is the reason I allowed the journey to continue even though it was taking everything from me.  I talk in the book about how anything of real value will have an equal and opposite “push back” which to me explained why the price I was paying to write it was so high.  I posted a graphic on Facebook recently that said “If God asked you to write a book that you knew would take away your marriage, your child, grandchildren and more, would you?  It continues to be an interesting thread.  Losing my family was hard but I knew this book was being called in by God and that it’s quite possible I came to Earth to live this story to write this book.  It’s a vital message for humanity at a critical time.

“I was not compensated by goods, gifts, or services for writing this review. I first had the pleasure of hearing Kathy as a guest on Lloyd Burrell’s Electric Sense radio interview in which she explained how she overcame EMF (electromagnetic field) sensitivity by changes she made in her home. She was articulate, personable, had a sense of humor, and had spiritual depth (believed in God). I decided she had a message I needed to investigate, so I bought her book.

“Getting Well God’s Way” is four resources combined together:
1. A detailed resource list of alternative healing modalities and supplements Kathy used to heal herself from her health challenges. She is a detailed researcher and has provided the reference information and/or links to enable the reader to obtain further info.
2. A comprehensive list of scriptural and other quotations that helped her reshape her belief system and that are worth reflecting upon.
3. The techniques Kathy used to deepen her spiritual connection, align herself with God, and obtain God’s guidance and help.
4. A fascinating autobiographical account of her spiritual growth and development, with anecdotes and examples of interest to those who wish to grow spiritually.
Because of my own health challenges, I was familiar with much of what Kathy discusses. However, she discusses additional topics with which I was unfamiliar, that I will further pursue, to improve my health.
Although Kathy is well versed in the Judeo-Christian tradition, those of us from other religious backgrounds can benefit from her advice to align with our Creator and to surrender to the Creator’s direction for our personal lives. Books on spiritual development and growth often present the insights of the accomplished mystic or saint, and do not provide information on how they progressed from beginner to mature. Reading Kathy’s book is similar to studying with a mystic, and has many helpful tips and advice to how to walk “a closer walk with Thee.”
No book is perfect; this one has a few flaws. I hope the next edition will include a detailed table of contents or an index. However, it’s the message that counts. I am thankful that Kathy Bates has provided such a valuable resource and even has a Facebook page with more information.
If you are willing to improve your health, develop and deepen your relationship with your Creator, and become available for a transformed life, read Kathy’s book. When I read it, I thought of the following quotation from C.S. Lewis:
“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.” — C.S. Lewis ” Richard L.

When Mainstream Ideas Fail Where Do You Turn?

Hi, my name is Kathy Bates

     I’ve been asked to write something to introduce myself by someone who believes my story needs to be heard.  This is my fair effort to encapsulate a journey that’s spanned 56 years; the last 30 of which have been quite intense.

     I’ve recently completed a manuscript that’s taken me 19 years to live through the challenges and distill and organize the information.  The book was inspired by my story of gradually failing health which became noticeable in 1985 but deteriorated rapidly after the birth of my only child in 1987.  I was a typical American, church-goer, mom and wife which meant that I turned to the mainstream ideas of Christianity (faith) and allopathic medicine (Rx drug philosophy) in an effort to get well.  After seeing eleven doctors in eighteen months I had to admit that I was in worse condition so I canceled several medical tests and doctor appointments and directed my focus fully on a God-directed effort.  Because I truly believe we are spiritual beings having a human experience it only made sense to seek guidance from THE spiritual source.  I felt that God would have no agenda other than my highest good; I simply needed to learn to hear His guidance.

     Six months passed and my health continued to decline but I had made a definitive decision to invest my hope in God’s faithfulness and saw no other option so I waited, this time with intention.  (Ps. 33:22 Amplified)  Then one day a confronting spiritual moment drove me to pray a “final prayer” which meant that I heavily contemplated my choice of words.  This resulted in a profound spiritual manifestation and I was immediately given an amazing embrace, heard spoken reassurance, a conditional warning and then led into a life-changing relationship with God regarding how to restore and maintain my health.  At first the information was basic wisdom and I became almost obsessed with reading books.  As I changed my lifestyle I was rewarded with deeper knowledge and experiences with specific information that led me into full recovery.  Much of what I needed to know was outside the bounds of conventional thought and medical ideas which means I would’ve never found the answers I needed had I maintained the Church’s approach.

     Unfortunately every church I attended had junk food widely available, chronic and recurrent disease among its members and literally no knowledge about how to pursue health outside of the hope for a Divine miracle or a traditional medical doctor.  The teachings and accommodating lifestyle of “we’re free in Jesus” and “by His stripes we are healed” presents an idea that Christians are void of responsibility for their health.  Because the Spirit-led information I was being taught was so contrary to their model I became curious to learn the actual teachings in the Bible.  Wow!  How is it possible to miss the volume of scriptures that support a disciplined and informed lifestyle which benefits the individual, the corporate testimony of Believers, the community, the economy and ultimately glorifies God and promotes the right people, products and ideas?

     Although I gratefully relied on the skills of surgeons after a broken spine in 1994, I haven’t been to a mainstream medical doctor for illness since 1989.  Can you imagine if this were true for most of Christianity?

     I was also given a gift of healing in 1991 and told not to tell my pastor or promote it in the church.  I didn’t understand that at the time but God clearly brought specific people into my life for me to learn on and then used this experience to show me the crazy ideas present especially among the Body of Christ.  The most prominent lesson was on the futility of healing someone who wasn’t willing and/or didn’t know how to maintain their health which would squander His gift.  God continued my education and had some very confronting words to say about this behavior in His Church.  Another revelation was the common heart attitude seen in those who were healed (zealous in love and service to Him with fiercely teachable spirits), and also in those who were not healed, (selfish, worldly and unteachable), and surprisingly some who were healed in spite of themselves (God’s grace abounds).  There is much to teach the Body of Christ on this one topic alone.

     In 1994 more knowledge was required after a broken spine and a second serious spinal injury within 18 months requiring three surgeries and drastically affected my life for eleven years.  These were not accidents but were foretold by God and noted in the journals I’ve been keeping since 1989.  These events brought in a necessity for me to submit to even more learning as I again had to rely on God to teach me how to heal the variety of pain that this brought into my life.  In my view I had three choices.  I could become a prescription drug addict, end my life or get well.  I clung tightly to God and allowed Him to use this experience to further teach me about the human body.  It was a tough curriculum but highly beneficial.

      Overall I was shown how the way we eat, live and medicate promotes products, ideas, people and companies and will ultimately create the culture we live in.  One charter school for troubled youth in Appleton, Wisconsin demonstrates clearly how food affects behavior.  The environment was so violent that a policeman interviewing for a security job refused to take the job out of fear for his life.  Paul and Barbara Stitt, two people with a profound story of their own regarding the power of natural foods, offered the school $100,000 provided they be allowed to take over the food. The school accepted and all un-natural foods were taken from the campus.  One year later there was no violence, no absentees, no attitude issues and the kids were focused on physical fitness and their academic future.  The same is true for a prison system that Barbara Stitt was in charge of.  Bringing in nutritious food dropped the theft rate by 73% and a similar drop was seen in violence.  (YouTube.com has many videos about Paul and Barbara Stitt).  These events should’ve changed our culture permanently but that doesn’t happen because there’s no sustained awareness.  Eat your vegetables, drink plenty of water and exercise doesn’t drive a lot of profit.  It’s powerfully simple wisdom that requires a higher consciousness to fully embrace.  If there isn’t a lot of profit in something then there’s no money for media coverage.  Over-the counter and prescription drugs, manufactured food, soft drinks, alcohol, insurance companies, banks, entertainment, restaurants and the like are what produce enough profits to have industry representatives, lobbyist’s and commercials.  One Facebook graphic suggests that you “Don’t eat anything that has a commercial.”  So, what does this have to do with the Church?

     According to a recent search on Google I was encouraged to learn that 73% to 88% of this nation identifies themselves as Christians (including Jehovah’s Witness’ and Mormons).  That tells me that anything we get behind as a group could be aggressively influenced.  Scripturally we are called to shape the culture around us through standards of holiness which would obviously empower the right things.  The Bible also leans heavily towards stewardship, wisdom and inherent consequences for doing otherwise.  We live in a world where neurological and environmental poison is knowingly introduced into our food supply, fed to our children and incorporated into our everyday life while wisdom, sanity and non-toxic cures are considered “alternatives.”

     One of my favorite quotes is attributed to Edward R. Murrow, a days-gone-by radio host I believe.  He said, “A nation of sheep begets a government of wolves.”  At the moment I’m typing this, this nation has just spent almost $1 Billion on what is apparently a failed attempt to launch a government effort to provide health insurance for its citizens, or the poor, or whatever term you care to give it.  When I began this journey I was suffering with chronic allergies and asthma.  I had severe PMS, mood swings, suicidal depression, infertility, severe digestive problems, low blood sugar and Hashimoto’s Disease.  I had chronic fatigue and cervical degenerative disc disease, an immobilized metabolism, bursitis and a chronically dislocating shoulder and recurrent urinary and respiratory infections.  I was taking all the typical remedies with all the empty explanations of “unexplainable but normal” and “incurable” and multiple dismal projections including total cervical fusion by 1993.

     Today, I am well and have an amazing testimony which allows me to talk to random strangers about the non-threatening subject of health and the dominant character in the story, God.  I have seen this method convert an “unapologetic atheist.”  The Body of Christ is missing a valuable tool in their lives and in the power of a corporate testimony by pushing this teaching aside.  I discovered the healing power of yoga in May of 2010 and feel it too saved me.  What did not save me is “health insurance.”  You can’t legislate sanity!  It’s a freewill kind of thing where the consumers decide consciously what it is they choose to create.  What kind of world do you want to live in and leave to your children?   In fact, everything I did and continue to do to get well and stay well is/was not covered by my health insurance.  Health insurance will not cause you to eat right and exercise.  And if you know how to get well and stay well then the odds of you actually needing medical intervention are quite slim.  However now that the culture, (including the Church), has behaved like sheep and lived an unthinking life, propelling a self-feeding and toxic cycle, it has indeed ushered in a wolf pack government that stands to further wreck our economy by feeding the delusion that health insurance makes people healthy.  If the citizens were healthy there wouldn’t be this perceived need.  Again, with the Church making up a large majority of the culture we could have and should take this on as a spiritual challenge to positively redirect this culture.  I have said and will continue repeating that one of the most patriotic things you can do for your country is to “get healthy!”  If you have to drive a lesser car or scale down your house, jewelry or travels then so be it but it’s time to truly examine this culture and to start supporting the things that REALLY matter.  Things that are priceless, like our health, shouldn’t be taken for granted.

“Ask not what your country can do for you but ask what you can do for your country.”  JFK, Jr.      

     While our soul may be saved through faith, the teachings regarding stewardship of our physical man have been largely ignored which has contributed heavily to this junk-culture we now live in and God is asking us to change this NOW!!!  If you stop buying it they’ll stop making commercials about it and start making commercials about what we are buying.  The consumer gives things value or negates their value.  God is asking us to take a serious look at what’s valuable.

     I learned early on that not only was the Christian community off-course in this area they were not in any way welcoming of ideas that would require them to give up their soft drinks and junk food to the point of blatant hostility.   Sadly this has not changed in my 24+ years on this journey.  I finally stopped going to church because it was too painful to watch.  Although my relationship with God is alive and well I no longer want to be part of a religious system that would adamantly reject deeper knowledge to protect a carnal appetite.

     When we eat, live and medicate in a way that promotes chemically-laden, toxic foods, and the goofy idea that we can take chemical drugs or buy health insurance that will “keep us healthy” this will obviously fail us as a culture.   This way of life profits junk food manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies who then make hefty financial contributions to career politicians whose very careers hinge on donations so then they become dependent on this “dirty money” so they propel legislation forward that protects, promotes and prospers a self-feeding agenda that unfortunately only functions when citizens are sickly.  These fortified companies are undermining our food, drastically limiting our medical views in favor of an elite group that does not have the best interest of the individual or society in mind and typically destroying our environment.  This entire cycle is created by the consumer!  The Body of Christ has an opportunity as a major consumer group to change what is being promoted!  You’ve likely heard of voting with your wallet.  Personally I think God’s desire is for Christians to be so committed to their devotion in their everyday life that the politicians would be pandering to us and the businesses we support.  Can you see how the leverage can be shifted?  We empower or destroy.

“What you do not understand, you will not value.  What you do not value, you will destroy.”

     I was eventually led to become a licensed massage therapist in 1994.  Since then I’ve collected several pieces of equipment that I can say undeniably were brought into my path through God.  My journey has been very difficult but I learned information that I could not have learned through any other method.  I can look back over the course of my life even into childhood and see that the groundwork for this journey was hidden along the way.  I met the people I was supposed to meet and heard and saw what I needed to make sure I made the right decisions to lead me here.  I can take credit for very little as even my tenacity was given by God.

     I’ve had some amazing experiences as opportunities presented while working with clients which let me know that I don’t work alone.  I don’t mean to sound weird, just factual and hopefully inspiring to others to seek a similar experience.  We are after all mere humans who in my view could use some help.  Consequently I have successfully reversed secondary lymphedema in a client who I feel was directed to me for this express purpose.  I know what I did and why I did it and I also recognize that had I not gone through all the previous experiences I would not have had the collective knowledge and equipment needed to develop the needed theories.  I’ve also reversed polycystic ovarian syndrome in another client by a pretty simple approach.  I know my theories and need more clients to prove and expand protocols.  Unfortunately the culturally-conformed way of insurance-reliance and a traditional medical approach eliminates many qualified practitioners like me from people’s pursuit of health.  One of God’s early revelations was my need to go to practitioners as directed by Him rather than only those paid for by my insurance.  It had never occurred to me that this American way was limiting God’s ability to lead me to the needed answers.

     Early in my journey God’s spirit would constantly whisper the word “Holiness” which I later learned has the same Anglo-Saxon root word as “health” so they are obviously related.  Another time I was cooking my healthy dinner and He spoke, “This is your worship.”  These insights helped me see that this way of life was a manner of honoring God with my physical body which is certainly established through many scriptures.  Scripturally we are called to conform the culture to God’s ways but the Church has instead become conformed to the world and its ways and has certainly created a less than holy and less than healthy nation.

     “We, God’s church, are the greatest hindrance to revival.  We need not wrestle revival from the hands of a reluctant God.  Revival is a gift, not a goal.  God is simply looking for a decent place to put one.  As we become that holy place, we will see the knowledge of His glory cover our nation as the waters cover the sea!” 

Eddie Smith, U. S. Prayer Center

     If your group is ready to be challenged and encouraged in a spiritual activist fashion I’d love to come talk to them.

     Peace and Blessings,

     Kathy Bates

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