The Qigong practitioner is fired.

I was just entering phone numbers into my hand-me-down iPhone, and I got to my Qigong practitioner. I did a web search on her to make sure I had an updated phone number, and wondered if she had a new website out yet.

Boy was I disappointed when I found a meetup group she’s formed. It’s called Law Of Attraction. On her meetup group’s homepage, my Qigong practitioner lists herself as a member of “The Oakland Law of Attraction / The Secret / Abraham Hicks Group”.
Yep, it’s the same “Law Of Attraction” I’ve ranted about before. This bullshit comes from the book and film called The Secret, which came out four years ago (in 2006).

I was SO pissed off when I first saw that film. I think it was in 2008 – that’s when I began ranting about it in my journal – because in the film, there’s this “metaPHYSICIAN” who goes on about how all of people’s complaints – including medical complaints – are created by the individual against oneself (minute 15:22 and minute 23:52 in the video).

After viewing that film, an experience I had a year earlier, back in 2007 or early 2008, made a lot more sense to me.
While I was attending The Business of Metaphysics classes at the local coffee house, I met a Qigong practitioner who described what she does for a living. I was so excited based upon her job description – I wanted to see if she could help me with pain management.

However, upon talking with her after class, she was openly hostile towards anything I told her about my endometriosis pain.

She kept correcting me whenever I said ‘my illness’, for example. She dismissed me right away and told me she could not help me because I refused to see that basically I was to blame – I had manifested the idea that I am sick (a.k.a. she belongs to the “Law of Attraction” cult), and she said that in reality I am not sick at all. I proceded to start calling this woman but she never called me back. I became really angry at this person and at any person who would tell me that even before I was born, when the genes were being passed to me via my mother, that I was somehow responsible for the endometriosis that would rear its ugly head once I began to menstruate at the age of 14.

But I continued reading up on Qigong and really liked what it was about, so I became determined to find another practitioner, telling myself that the first woman I met is seriously flawed as a human.

I found another woman – the woman I saw for the next year or so. I was really happy with her services, and wished that she wouldn’t be so flaky – she offered Qigong workshops but it never lasted long. I attended what I could, but then she’d be out of reach again – after awhile, I stopped asking her when she thought her next workshop would be. I did go to her house to get Chi Nei Tsang treatments, however. It was during one treatment – it might have been my last treatment – where she gently suggested that I had created the endometriosis because of a traumatic experience I had with a boyfriend when I was 18 years old. I had told her no, that I’d been vomiting from severe pain from endometriosis for 3-4 years previous to that. She kept trying to impress upon me though, during the Chi Nei Tsang treatment, that I likely was the cause of my own illness, and that all of my negative experiences in life, all my sadness and woes since birth had eaten at my ovaries and uterus, as that is where emotions gather in a woman and create illness, she said.

Since I had enjoyed her services for several months, I basically brushed off what she was telling me. I was in denial. After all, she wasn’t being rude or hostile at me like that other Qigong woman. But after the session and from then on, it did stick in my craw a bit that she’d say those things to me.
As it turns out, I really couldn’t afford her services after that, anyway, but I guess it’s for the best, since she’s one of THOSE people.

And now she’s fired.

I’d like to remind the world that one is born with endometriosis, one does not acquire it – especially by negative thoughts. Oh but that research came out in January, 2009 – three years after The Secret appeared. I guess the charlatans and the medical community at large haven’t caught up with the times.
Ah but doctors are still telling patients to have a baby; that getting pregnant will cure endometriosis, too.

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