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EXCERPTS ON COMPANION THERAPY FROM THE CAYCE READINGS
... with a companion constantly that would make
for those engagements mentally and physically in activities that are
constructive and yet, with patience and persistence, have those activities
carried on in such a way as to make for constructive thinking, constructive
activity, both as to the association and as to the speech, and as to
With such there must necessarily go
patience, loving-kindness, grace, mercy, and patience with those activities
that make for little of fear, yet positive in the speech, in the associations,
and yet giving place and vent to those periods when there may be seen
those reactions from the physical and mental that are not - as yet
- wholly under the submerged activity of these repressions created
in an incoordinating system. (271-1)
To be sure, it will require
that there be a constant attendant; and one physically able to handle
the body, but NOT in a manner of other than kindness, patience, and
with LOVING care - rather than the attempts to further break down the
The impulses of the imaginative system
[sympathetic system] must be quieted through gentleness and kindness,
And let such an one, who has the care
of the body, be one not lacking in prayer and in love for the fellow
Q. What environment would be suggested, where these directions
might be followed?
A. As indicated, where there is care; an attendant, constantly
and where there is a loving and not a HORRIBLE environment!
As we find, if there would be the better
influences or forces, there would be those manners followed as indicated
- under the supervision of a sympathetic nurse, that would be always close
with the body ....
Q. Is the body in a condition to be moved from the hospital?
A. Only if it is under the careful supervision of one competent
to handle the situations.
Do not attempt to move until some one has known
all the details and is willing (not merely for the money but because of
the sympathy, the Christian spirit) to ASSUME the responsibility and care
for this body.
And that will be the manner in which one may
be chosen for such an office, - to see, to know ALL the situations, see?
Not just to be hired, but one that would give of self for the aiding of
Q. If Hanser is willing, would it be a good place for the body to
remain instead of present hospital?
A. This depends upon just what has been given. It isn't merely
the willingness that is necessary, - it should be one that is DESIROUS,
Willing for hire is one thing, - willing
because of the love and the human element is another, - willing because
of the physical, mental and spiritual experiences is still another ....
But if those who are desirous of being
of help will pray ABOUT it, they will receive direction!
This is not merely for show, not merely
for sympathy, - but that there may be the will, as indicated, for the
recovery of the abilities of this body. (1789-2)
Then, we would put the body under the
supervision of a sympathetic nurse, in pleasant environs, where more liberties
may be had and yet less incoordinated activity accorded for the physical
The requirements for such a nurse would
be, first: One of a sympathetic nature; not merely desiring a job of care,
but one versed in psychological aspects of human reaction, ESPECIALLY
in a SPIRITUAL way and manner ....
This one - the nurse - must be spiritual-minded,
and not merely seeking a material occupation. (2248-1)
We find that this condition may be better
attended to not in an institution; while it will require care, close observation,
and for a time at least there should be had a close companion with the
Do these, - and as we find the environ
of the home will be much more satisfactory; for the body as well as for
the mother; but do have the companion in the first few weeks anyway.
This would require, to be sure, that
the body be released to a competent nurse, and the care would preferably
be where there will be the ability for the entity to apply itself in some
useful activity. The more out-of-doors, the better.
This can be accomplished, if there
is first obtained such a caretaker for the body ....
Q. Just where should these treatments be followed?
A. As has just been indicated, where there would be some individual
who would care for this body, and in the attitude of doing it not for
the money, but for love of the fellow-man. Yes, there are many who will
do so. These can be obtained, as we find, should there be the desiring
to change to the farm for such, in Massachusetts.
Q. In what way can his mother best help him?
A. By the act of the life itself, as indicated, and by assisting
those who will aid those in assisting this boy.
... and this, as we find, would require one very strong in character,
in purpose, in application ....
Q. Where can such a nurse be found?
A. It will require many searchings out, but there be many that may
be found. Seek if ye would find. (5598-1)
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