Ruth Cherry, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Luis Obispo, CA. Her specialty is the merging of psychological and spiritual dynamics. The power of the unconscious to heal and to transform is tapped in meditation. Besides writing about meditation, Ruth leads guided meditation groups daily.
When we meditate, we remember ourselves. We open to know ourselves more deeply than we ever have. We invite the parts of us we can’t see and don’t know intellectually to present themselves and we allow. We stay present to the moment and we say “Yes” to whatever is.
In our humility and attention and acceptance we grow into a world larger than our minds could ever imagine. Whatever life shows us about ourselves, we accept. We experience a partnership with Life that is specific to us. We are nourished and led when we trust. This magic is here for every one of us.
Chronic pain torments millions of Americans.
Medication is often ineffective or may be addictive and usually has side-effects. Meditation offers patients an alternative.
"My doctor had prescribed every kind of narcotic available. They don't eliminate the pain but they do leave me unable to think. My head gets fuzzy and I can't recall what I know. Not only does medication not solve my problem with chronic pain, it renders me incapable of living a decent life.
When I meditate with Ruth's CD, I feel less pain then any other time-I can drive, bend, and walk (things I can't do otherwise). Meditation has given me back my life." Nancy W