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Everything Is Energy
New Ways to Heal Your Body, Mind & Spirit
by Marilyn C. Barrick, Ph.D.
In the privacy of mind, heart and soul, each of us harbors
a sense of personal destiny. To fulfill that calling we journey
through the ups and downs of life. Inwardly we travel
through multilayers of consciousness: a superconscious that
ignites our hopes and dreams, a conscious mind that is our
every-day companion, a subconscious that acts as a subliminal
influence and an unconscious that can erupt unexpectedly
and propel or deter the fulfillment of our destiny.
The superconscious is the source of our intuition, higher
values and communion with God while the conscious mind
is busy contemplating how to plan the day and address the
daily doings. The subconscious is an inner reservoir that we
tap when we try to remember something and say, “Wait a
minute, it’s just on the tip of my tongue.” And in the depths
of the unconscious, we store troublesome experiences that
remain hidden until consciously addressed.
Write down what thou hast received.
Many people revolve traumatic events for weeks or months
after they occur. As a result, they may experience sleep disturbance,
emotional upheaval and a habitual second-guessing of
their actions. The resulting stress can ignite aches and pains
even when there is not a physical injury. This is because the
residual energy cycles through the memory, thoughts and
emotions and lands in the physical body.
My role as a clinical psychologist is to help people
resolve traumatic experiences and heal the residue of upsetting
memories, self-limiting thoughts, distracting emotions,
self-defeating behavior and related physical distress. Through
a combination of spiritual psychology and the techniques of
energy therapy, many people have experienced a complete
turnaround in consciousness. As one of my clients put it,
“I have a new lease on life!”
My interest in psychology and spirituality goes back to
childhood. As a child, I used to imagine becoming a nurse, a
doctor or a missionary. My father put his foot down on the
missionary idea even though I had two girl cousins who
ended up doing exactly that in Africa and South America.
When I entered high school, my dad suggested that if I was
seriously interested in either nursing or medicine I should
take pre-med courses. I decided to do that and the course
work was a challengeI would never have made it through
physics without a great lab partner! I pursued a bachelor of
nursing degree in college but ended up marrying and starting
a family after a year in the program.
Once my children were in school I decided to finish college
but realized nursing was no longer a practical goal.
Since I was interested in the psychological impact of illness
and trauma, I shifted my major to psychology.
After completing my undergraduate work and a Master
of Science degree, I worked as a school psychologist for several
years. Upon completion of my Ph.D. degree, I taught
graduate courses for the psychology department and worked
as a clinical psychologist in the University of Colorado counseling
center. I also started a private practice. My childhood
daydreams of being a doctor or nurse had come to fruition
very differently than I had anticipated.
The ministry aspect of my life is rooted in my childhood
faith, my interest in missionary work and my walk with
Jesus as a teenager. Whenever I didn’t know what to do
I would ask Jesus to help me, and I always received an
answer to my prayers. Our Baptist youth group was also a
major influence. All of us took turns leading our Sunday
evening youth service, including giving sermons. Afterwards
we would play volleyball or go square dancing, and we often
went swimming or hiking on Saturdays. Discussing our faith
was a natural part of our time together.
In the 1960s and early ’70s, when I was teaching at the
university, students were exploring a smorgasbord of spiritual
doctrines including Christianity, Eastern teachings and
New Age concepts. I began to investigate faiths that were different
from my upbringing in order to relate to the students’
understanding of spirituality.
I had a client who was pursuing spirituality in a variety of
ways including the practice of kriya yoga. One day in 1973,
she told me about her experiences at a spiritual conference in
Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she camped out in the
wilderness and learned about the teachings of a New Age
group, The Summit Lighthouse, founded by Mark L. Prophet
and his wife, Elizabeth Clare Prophet. I lit up inside as she
began telling me about these teachings, and I intuitively realized
that I was meant to explore them. When I prayed for
confirmation, I received a rush of light and energy.
In the months that followed, I frequently visited La
Tourelle, the headquarters of The Summit Lighthouse in
Colorado Springs, to learn more about the spiritual teachings.
I worked a summer at the University of Colorado to earn
time off to attend a three-month spiritual retreat sponsored by
The Summit Lighthouse in the spring of 1975. During those
three months, we studied the dimensions of the soul, which is
actually the root meaning of the word psychology. I realized
that my profession as a psychologist had been a perfect introduction
to my adult spiritual path.
After the retreat, I returned to the counseling center and
the psychology department at the University of Colorado as
well as my private practice. And I continued to study the
teachings of The Summit Lighthouse. Less than a year later,
Mrs. Prophet asked me to come to La Tourelle to be the
director of a small staff there; she and the rest of the staff
were moving to Pasadena, California.
As my children were young adults and pretty much on
their own, I resigned from the counseling center and psychology
department at the University of Colorado and began
my service with The Summit Lighthouse. I also continued my
profession as a clinical psychologist in private practice several
days a week.
Before moving to California, Mrs. Prophet gave me the
spiritual blessing of lay minister. And I had a transforming
energy experience. As she touched the crown of my head
with an amethyst jewel, a major tingling of spiritual fire
went through me. She asked if I had felt that. I said, “Yes!”
And she responded, “It’s a real flame, you know.” I’ve never
forgotten that sensation of feeling aglow from head to foot.
Thus began my spiritual profession as a lay minister, and
I was on track for my mission as a spiritual psychologist. In
the late 1970s, the headquarters of The Summit Lighthouse
moved to Malibu, California, and later became known as
Church Universal and Triumphant. In 1984, I became an
ordained minister in the Church.
Over the years, I had the privilege of teaching, participating
in lecture tours and serving as personnel director for The
Summit Lighthouse and Church Universal and Triumphant,
while continuing my private practice as a clinical psychologist.
These activities continued when the organization moved its
headquarters to Paradise Valley, Montana.
In 1997, when the organization went through a downsizing,
I awoke in the middle of the night and talked to God
about it. I asked the ascended master Kuthumi, who is
known as the master psychologist, “What do I do now?”
The answer was immediate and clear. A vision appeared
before my closed eyes, words written in brilliant, shimmering
fire: Write Down What Thou Hast Received. I realized
this was divine direction and immediately began to write
what became the seven-book Spiritual Psychology series.
Through my books, I hope to leave a legacy of inspiration
and information to encourage my clients as well as people
I may never see in person. I also desire to reach those who
may not seek therapy or spiritual counseling but have concerns
similar to my clients.
Sacred Psychology of Love: The Quest for Relationships
That Unite Heart and Soul is about how to master the lessons
of love and create enduring love relationships. The
book is a synthesis of my understanding of sacred texts, my
clinical expertise and what I have learned from life about the
hidden dramas inherent in friendships, love relationships
and marriage. The reader has the opportunity to learn how
all of this relates to the union of heart and soul.
Sacred Psychology of Change: Life as a Voyage of Transformation
focuses on how cycles of change and chaos can
become a transformational opportunity. This book stresses
the importance of an open heart, a creative mind-set and the
maturing of the soul in order to navigate the waves of
change. By way of storytelling and self-help exercises, the
reader learns a variety of practical approaches to the challenging
scenarios of our fast-moving world.
Dreams: Exploring the Secrets of Your Soul validates the
concept that everyone and everything in a dream represents
an aspect of the dreamer. This book makes clear to the reader
that dreams not only connect with events in life but also
express a dimension of the soul. In short, everything in your
dream is you! Through learning how to remember our
dreams and interpret their symbolism, we can decode the
metaphorical messages of the soul and spirit. By so doing, we
can shift our lives onto an upward track.
In Emotions: Transforming Anger, Fear and Pain, the
book explains in depth how we can transform painful emotions
and achieve a balance in body, mind and soul. The
reader learns how to release anger, fear and grief in a healthy
way and replace them with inner strength, courage and peace
of mind. This book is an invaluable guidebook for everyone
whose life is impacted by the turmoil and violence rampant
in the world today.
Soul Reflections: Many Lives, Many Journeys speaks to
the many people who are seeking spiritual awakening or
are on a quest for enlightenment. While we may look to
therapists, coaches and ministers for answers, ultimately
the healing of soul and spirit is an inner journey. The book
includes the study of factual and legendary heroes along
with inspiring meditations and practical exercises that can
help us transform painful experiences of the past.
A Spiritual Approach to Parenting: Secrets of Raising the
21st Century Child is about the families, teachers and mentors
who are running full speed ahead to keep up with an
ever-changing world. Included is a discussion of the Aquarian
family, New Age children and young geniuses who have
a special mission to fulfill. The book offers insights about
these extraordinary children plus teachings on the cycles of
life and their corresponding life lessons, an analysis of how
karma and past-life records can impact marriage and family
life and what to do about it.
In Everything Is Energy: New Ways to Heal Your Body,
Mind and Spirit, the reader learns the details of how our
energy levels affect our attitudes, thoughts, emotions and
physical well-being. The book includes examples and case
histories that demonstrate how we can resolve old trauma by
changing the associated energy patterns. The reader also
gains knowledge about intuition, intention and spirituality
and how they relate to energy work and the achievement of
What is offered in this book is what my heart has confirmed.
As you turn the pages, I suggest that you reflect
upon your inspiring life experiences as well as traumas that
may have left an uncomfortable residueand how you
might heal them. I also suggest that you define your purpose
in life and how you plan to fulfill your special mission. I wish
you well in your life journey. May God bless and keep you
every step of the way until you return, victorious, to the
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Buy Everything Is Energy: New Ways to Heal Your Body, Mind & Spirit directly from Summit University Press/The Summit Lighthouse 1-800-245-5445 or 406-848-9500 outside the U.S.A. Contact Dr. Barrick at (406) 848-9887, Paradise Valley, Montana.
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