The Purpose  of   HEALING - K.I.S.S.

- as stated 12 years ago - was and is

  to help me and my potential P E E R s 

"to HEAL ourselves into WHOLEness,

and - by extension - all of CREATion!"
Intro to Healing-K.i.s.s. 2001-2013
and Overview of its main libraries

[If you look for a word on this page,
click ctrl/F and put a word in "find"]

I focus my experiencing and awareness on being
"a   pioneer of  Evolution  in  learning  to  feel":
I let my Body vibrate and my Heart 'womb'

pain, shame, fear, boredom, powerlessness,
so feelings can >heal >guide>fulfill
and ~~~ offer ~~~"goldmines"~~~ to us all!!
"I want you to feel everything, every little thing!"



See below: song 2007: ha-yad al ha-enayim


The FELT days 241, 242, 243 ~ of the next 15 FELT years [see linear time-line]

to feel better, you have to get better at feeling!

1 5   y e a r s  = 5 4 8 0   days   of
g e f u e h l t e - g e f u e l l t e   Z e i t   
"inmitten der Ewigkeit",
f e l t - f i l l e d   t i m e  
"amidst eternity"
from the beginning of my 76th till the completion of my 90th year [unless I'll die after all]
The feeling chosen from a day is exhibited in max. 7 lines per day since August 28, 2013
Since March 25, 2014, almost the only documentation of my life is distilled in "Felt Days"!! --
-What is implied in the biblical Tent-quotes, is my role in the manifestation of the Tent-Vision!
Names in Latin letters on top can be found in "Search"
or on the Internet

2014-05-06-Independence-Day - still 5238 days
Shakhar Ben-Porat: Freedom to Feel

Song: natatta be-libi simkhah-..yakhdav

2014-05-07-Wednesday-still 5237 days

2013Songs: at! gali be-khol mafri'a, mi o ma


2014-05-08-Thursday-still 5236 days
Tonight :4016 lightenings above Israel and in Arad 40mm rain,
as opposed to Febr.7 mm and March 11 mm

Song: yesusum midbar...mabu'ê mayim
Move to my next Felt Day in Song-Game 2007-05-09



May 6, 2014 - OHEL 90 from among its 365 appearances in the Bible

Then Jael Heber's wife took a TENT-pin,
and took a hammer in her hand,
and went softly unto him,
and smote the pin into his temples.
Judges 4:21

Jael, Chaber's Weib, ergriff einen Pflock des ZELTS,
sie nahm einen Hammer in ihre Hand,
sie kam leis auf ihn zu
und stiess den Pflock in seine Schlaefe....
Richter 4:21

So the tent can also provide a weapon...      


May 5, Independence Day

"And also the Negev will yet blossom",
"the Desert will host us humans to find outselves!"




May 7, 2014 - OHEL 91 from among its 365 appearances in the Bible

You are to make (with) it smoking-incense...
You are to beat some of it into fine powder
and are to put some of it in front of the Testimony
where I will appoint-meeting with you;
holiest holiness it is to be for you.
Exodus 30:36

Mache daraus ein Raeucherwerk...
Zerreibe davon staubfein
und gib davon for die Vergegenwaertigung
wo ich dir begegnen werde,
Heiligung vor Darheiligungen sei es euch.
Namen 30:36

     What contrast to yesterday's "tent-verse"! And what contrast also
between the description of a tiny detail of what is "done"
for and in the TENT of APPOINTMENT and the definition of its overall, sublime goal!
"God is in the small things", and yes - most humans need a physical place and physical doing for experiencing the encounter with "God"





May 8, 2014 - OHEL 92 from among its 365 appearances in the Bible

God heard, and was wroth,
and He greatly abhorred Israel;
And He forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh,
the TENT which He had made
to   dwell    among    men;
Psalm 78:59-60

Gott hoerte es und wallte auf,
er verwarf Jisrael gar,
er entsagte der Wohnung zu Schilo,
dem    ZELT
da er unter  den   Menschen   eingewohnt   hatte.
Preisungen 76, 59-60

     Neither translation of "ohel shikkên ba-adam" is correct.
It must be:
a TENT which he    made-dwell    among the human.


WATER in the WILDERNESS - on my veranda, as never before in this 9 1/2 years of my dwelling here - and in the Wadi of Compassion
Mirjam and Water in the Desert

learnt from a TV-program, Pesach 2013,
with Sara Beck and Avigail Antman, recorded on my digital recorder.
When now searching for Avigail,
I discovered "Kolekh", a blog of orthodox women,

[listen to the tune to this song in the background]
who want to make a change.
This causes me great joy
- in view of the deepening gap
between religious and non-religious Jews in Israel.
I must confess, that I, too, tend to throw all "religious" Jews in one pot,
- even judge them according to "the worst" group among them, the Haredis.
I know that this is a big failure
of someone who knows and preaches the Four-Species-Song
[s. to the right]
Therefore I'm grateful for meeting Sara Beck and Avigail Antmann
and the man who appearw on that video, Rabbi Benny Lau
and all those whom I do not know or of whom I'm not aware of,
who dedicate their lives to making their people expand their beliefs,
and to reconciliate with the rest of Israel,
as I dedicate my life to make every human in Israel, in the world,
come in contact with their FEELINGs, vibrate and womb them
and thus reconcile with every other human or nation.

"Once humans know who they are
vibrate and womb what they feel,
there'll be zest ~~~ full-fill-ment,
no need for war
A Psalm
for Nation and World

Citrus, Myrtle, Date, and Willow
- these are Israel'
Knowing and doing exist or don't
- these are Israel!
They shall make one union,
They will atone for each other,
An ancient psalm was given to the nation!
A redeeming psalm also for the World!
Without leaves-
there won't be grapes!

Myrtle, Date, Willow and Citrus-
these are Israel!
Knowing and Doing aren't there or are-
these are Israel!

Date, Willow, Citrus and Myrtle

Willow, Citrus, Myrtle and Date

Listen to the song
in K.i.s.s.-log 2008, last day

New lyrics to a Chassidic tune
to the atrocious Chanuka hymn
'Maoz Zur', which praises slaughter!

based on
the biblical metaphor
of "The Four Species",
each is unique ,
but none is preferable.
Only by coalescing
into one union
can they exist and live.

My great insight about Mirjam, the prophetess , and the meaning of Water in the Wilderness

towards the north, downward and towards the south, upwards,
fog everywhere, and, of course, garbage - still Water in the Desert!

But further down, further north,
I am al-one
with the sight
and the sound of

" I will even make a way
in the desert,
and rivers in the wilderness.
for I give waters in the desert
and rivers in the wilderness
to let-drink my people,
my chosen."

Jesaja 43, 19-20
see 3rd stanza of a desert-song



my own tune

Video about The Tent-Vision 
Second part

"Once humans know who they are
vibrate and womb what they feel,
there'll be zest ~~~ full-fill-ment,
no need for war
adapted to a tune in a movie

Move to my next Felt Day in Song-Game 2007-05-09




See below: 2010-2011: How to learn to see clearly

   Back to Overview of all Songs

InteGRATion into GRATeFULLness
Singing&Sounding keeps me Sound

Your Palms on your Eyes
and other "Body-Songs"


lyrics and tune:
Christa-Rachel Bat-Adam

June 11, 1986
dedicated to Paula Garbourg
See my GRATeFULLness to this woman for what she taught me.
I'm glad, I found a chance - on 2009_01_14- to tell the story ,
s. below

It took me all these almost 25 years to really grasp and to truly apply this message.
Without the gift of having been invited into Mika's life
since Dec. 29, 2006, it may have taken even longer....

- a Game and a Smile
words and tune: Rachel

Dedicated to the late Paula Garburg


Your palms on your eyes,
that's all that's needed,
your heart to heaven
your pain will ease .


"A human's life is toil", so
taught me my forebears.
Perhaps it is play and smile?
New is the vocation of my life:
Play and Smile,
Smile and Play and Smile

[the two words should be song freely,
and - if more peope are present -
played with like playing ping-pong]


From my page about "Paula"


(Paula calls this "a very important exercise",
and later "Body's Self-Help".
In my experience it's the main key to Body)

"As with the other keys, this came to me of its own accord.

" your hands in front of your eyes, without pressure and in a manner that is comfortable. Your eyes may be open or closed, and your hands should not actually touch your eyes. Your palms should be directly in front of your eyes. Your hands will probably change position on their own find the position that is most suitable for you. .. think of pleasant things..

"It is usually performed lying down
(but for older people a method of doing it while sitting is described)
your eyelids will begin to contract and relax and, with them all sphincter muscles.
If you keep your hands in front of your eyes for at least ten to fifteen minutes, your body should begin to function freely, with contracting and relaxing movements generally occurring in painful or problematic spots. These may be movements of limbs or organs in which painful processes began even many years earlier. Your body may begin with almost imperceptible movements or with very strong ones. You may feel cramps being released, and slack and painful muscles gradually relaxing and growing stronger.
This is the body's self-help.
... light eyelid-contracting prior to "hands on eyes" will make it much easier to cover the eyes and be aware of what is going on with the muscles in the rest of your body.

This is the story of this song:
It was in 1986, when I was finally free to really move with my mobile home.
Following a report in a newspaper about me, "that strange woman", I got a letter.
The man invited me and my bus into his orchard in a village close to Rehovot.
It soon turned out, what he had in mind...
When I refused, his friendliness turned into ~~~ eviction.
But before I could move out, I got afflicted with the worst kind of a "stiff neck".
I dragged myself - "walking", hitchhiking - to "Kaplan" Hospital .
I waited for hours, but they couldn't help me. I dragged myself back.
My "host", who worked in the orchard, showed a cynical attitude.
(I'm aware that I'm telling this story as a victim! But my "parentalness" was still in its infancy then)
On that same day there suddenly stood an "angel" above the abyss, as usual in my life....
It was a man from a neighboring village, whom I had known before.
He seemed to be in love with me, but did not pester me in any way.
When he saw my situation, he went straight back to the phone in his house, in order to call my daughter.
My daughter fetched me and put me up in her home at Ramat-Gan.
It was then, that I dared to lift up the receiver myself and hesitantly called Paula Garbourg.
She had one simple advice:
"put your palms on your eyes and let Body do what it wants to do!"
After less then 20 minutes my pain was gone - totally, absolutely!
Why did I remember only now, that this "key to Body" was the one who had caused me to wake up!?
It was during one of my first lessons, in 1983, with Paula in her flat.
She asked me to sit on a chair, put my elbows on a table, heightened by some books,
and put my palms on my eyes.
While she walked away to do some chore in the house, I suffered unproportionally.
I didn't tell her so, "of course", and she, when she came back, only watched me and said:
"How strange, nothing in your body is moving at all!"
Surprised I took my palms off and exclaimed:
"Is it permitted, that something should move?"
45 years of a self-restricted life! For I had not only frozen my body because of lack of consciousness,
but because of a horrid Judgment:
'Movement of Body is forbidden, until you are granted permission!'

Another description (by Motti Reshef) might also be helpful:
Put your palms on your eyes while your eyes are closed.
This is the excercise with which we begin and end any other.
The goal of this special exercise is it to enable Body,
to do what is right for it in that moment,
while the only limitation is, that the palms are placed on the eyes.
It is recommended and worthwhile to do this exercise for some time
for then the body learns the way to activate itself
as a reaction to this exercise.
See below - on May 20, 2011 - "palming" as an exercise for the eyes to see better!


Another eye-song in German and in Hebrew: "Close my two eyes!"
Schliesse mir die Augen beide

When re-reading the advices in "The Program for better Vision",
and grasping, how much "acuity of vision" is damaged by tension,
a line came to me and with it a tune, so I may truly internalize it.

When expectations from others cause tension,
I'm giving my own eyes more loving attention.

An additional stanza in June 2010, before my voyage to Paris and Ireland
When running and reaching bus, train, plane cause tension,
May 7, 2014, see above in "FeltDays", what kind of nightmares I still attract in my dreams!
I'm giving my own eyes more loving attention.


Now there is a new Body song, which includes my eyes
I'm singing one or two stanza's each morning while taking care of my teeth


Let my teeth grow! and let my eyes see!
let my groin know, it's cared for by me!
and take off the pressure
from what gives me pleasure:
my bladder in Body
is radiating thee, is radiating thee .

[Second stanza in Hebrew, see in right frame]

[Let my shoulders carry my head upright,
Give a smile to my eyes, to my lips,
Contract and release the muscle in my behind,
My breath then will breathe freely in my chest-case].


Let your air pass my throat, clear and free,
let my lungs fill with  JOY  TO  BE  ME!
Replace the infections by loving affections
between all the cells of thy kingdom-to-be


Let my blood flow through the ribs of my chest,
Let my nerves hug bones and fascia of breast,

Relax my back's tension and turn my attention
to reach right decisions and choose what is best.

I felt the need, to "collect" what still needs healing in my body ~~ in a song,
so I can give the healing of eyes, groin and bladder more focused attention!
Even my teeth one day will grow, I know!

now an additional stanza - this time in Hebrew - pays attention
to body-posture, to smile in eyes and lips, to sphincter muscles and to breath



A third stanza created itself by working through a night of sickness
on Dec.23, 2010

As to the context of the fourth stanza - see in Nourishment ,
on 2011_06_08

Every morning, when caring for my teeth,
I'm singing one or two stanzas of this song.





And - to the same tune
- a song about total acceptance of every single feeling (200 frames in one second...)

My boredom, too, is my feeling, is me,
my boredom, too, is for my own good.

Instead of "my boredom"
I can insert every feeling, like

"my discomfort",
"my shame"
"my powerlessness"

"my failure"

etc. etc. - all the feelings
and all the jugdments and the judging of my judging

"Gam zu le-tovah"
"This too is for my own good",
said Nahum, the Man of Gimzo,
1900 years ago.

Gimzo is a village
between Modi'in, where my daughter's family lives,
and Shoham, where my son's family lives.

I took this famous, rarely applied saying
as the basis of a singsong, a ditty
for learning to accept each and every feeling.

to former song to next song





July 14, 2011
I had asked for new glasses, - NOT multifocal, as I had the last 24 years.
I received these values:

[I've to learn their meaning: Wikipedia>Eyeglass-prescription ]

Opticana, Shoham, July 11, 2011, 1268 NIS
R- 3.00 - 1.00 x 90 ~~~~~~~~6/6
L - 2.75 - 3.25 x 70 ~~~~~~~~6/6
PD [Pupillary distance] 65

Since I also wanted the optometrist's signature for the renewal of my driver-license,
I had to let my eyes be checked once more with the new glasses.
Now I re-read a "success-story", quoted from "Better Vision Program" further down.

"Before I started The Program I wore my glasses 14-15 hours every single day.
I passed my driver's test without them only five weeks after starting The Program.
Now, I never need glasses at all. I feel much more confident and free. .."

This story and the way, that checkup for the driver-license was done, let's me think,
that I could have tried, if my naked eyes could see, what's needed for the license.
Since at this age, I have to renew the license every 2 years, my intention is,
that in 2013 I won't need glasses for driving (in case I'll need to drive at all).

May 7, 2014: Now the license has to be renewed only every 5 years.

But I haven't been driving ever since I renewed my licence in July 2011,
and I wonder if I'll ever need to drive again.

As to that "success-story" - in my case the improvement vanished,
I even assume , that not wearing glasses - except when watching TV-
caused me to strain my eyes and that they are weaker than before.
Still, what I do believe in , even today, is,
that the vascillating between my old multifocal and my newer simple glasses

is healthy for my eyes

Program for better Vision
[In June 2011 a radio-interview with the founder of "Better vision" was released]

[I subscribed to get the online explanations and advices in small steps, during the month of November 2009]
[I ordered the program - via my son's creditcard - during a week of price reduction, on June 17, 2010],

I've learnt what is granted online
and I'll quote here the passages and sentences that are important for me to remember

Myth 1: "Vision Problems Are Genetic"
only 3 people out of every 100 are born with vision problems.
....babies as young as 1 day old can focus clearly.
When shown a picture of their mother's face,
these little infants could bring the picture into focus
by adjusting the rate of their sucking on an artificial nipple.
If they sucked at the right rate, the picture would stay clear.
If they sucked too fast or too slow, the picture went out of focus.

Until this ingenious experiment was designed, scientists thought
that babies couldn't focus clearly until 3 or 4 months of age.
Every day we are learning more and more
about how really amazing the body is!

We learn about the world around us through our five physical senses.
Of these the most dominant and highly developed is vision.
Over 90% of the information that we gather
comes to us through our eyes.

Our vision is our primary means of relationship to the world around us.
Yet, over half the people in the USA wear glasses or contacts.
Needing corrective lenses to see clearly is now considered normal.
We have become a nation of people largely dependent on an artificial means
to perform a most basic and essential human function.
a hundred years ago only 10% of the population had vision problems.

Myth 2: "Vision Inevitably Deteriorates With Age"

… a letter from a remarkable 89-year-old man who had been using
The Program For Better Vision.

"I had been wearing reading glasses for 50 years, since I was 39.
[May 7, 2014: I don't needed glasses to read.
On the contrary, I can read only without glasses,
though for very small letters (like those in my Concordance of the Bible)
I have to come very near to the letters.]

Now after 2 months of using The Program For Better Vision
there are times when I can read without my glasses
and it's completely clear and effortless."

That's a pretty amazing change,
but the part of the letter that I like the most is
when he goes on to say,

"I learned that I can succeed in helping myself
and I'm looking forward to more changes in the future."

Now, that's a young attitude!

Youthful Vision Can Be Maintained
if you get rid of the tension and rigidity
that has accumulated over time.

Just like any other part of your body,
your eyes also respond to exercise, relaxation, and stress relief.
It all depends on the attitude you have
and the steps that you take
to retain the vision that you were born with.

Myth 3: "Poor Vision is Caused by Misshapen Eyes".

There are three real causes of poor vision:
First, the visual habit patterns that a person has developed;
second, tension in the eyes and body,
and third, mental and emotional stress and strain.


How the Eye Works
In the front of the eye there is a lens, just like in a camera.
In a camera, there is a film;
in the eye the film is the retina,
a light sensitive surface located on the back of the eyeball.
In a camera, for the picture to be clear,
the image must be focused on the film.
Likewise, in the eye, the image must be focused on the retina.
In a nearsighted eye, rather than the image registering precisely on the retina
it comes to focus in front of the retina.
In a farsighted eye, the opposite happens.
The image comes to focus behind the retina.

There are six muscles that surround each eye.
Called the extra-ocular muscles, they control the movement of the eyes.
They move your eyes up, down, to the right and to the left;
when you look at something up close they turn your eyes in
and when you look at something in the distance they turn your eyes out.

…. In the camera, the lens moves in and out
to bring objects at different distances into focus.
This doesn't happen in your eyes. Instead, the lens changes its shape,
becoming thicker to focus on near objects
and thinner to focus on objects that are further in the distance.
Now, since unclear vision is caused by the image
not being focused directly on the retina,

the lens is too rigid – not changing its shape enough
to bring objects at certain distances into focus.

Let's look at this second conclusion more closely.
Again, in order to focus on something close up, the lens becomes fatter,
bulging from front to back.
To focus on something further away, it becomes thinner.
We are always changing
what we are looking at,

so the lens is continually making fine adjustments in its shape.

in the normal eye,

the lens changes its shape – and its focus

more than 100,000 times each day.

The shape of the lens, and thereby its focusing ability,
is controlled by two sets of muscles that surround it.
It is the constant and delicate interplay
between these two sets of muscles
that gets the lens to be the exact shape that it needs to be
to bring whatever you are looking at
into sharp focus.

And if you can't bring an object into focus,
it's because there is not enough flexibility in these muscles

to change the lens into the appropriate shape to view that object.

Improving Vision Means Increasing Flexibility
Another way to talk about your vision problem is to say
that you see fine within a certain range, but not so clearly within another.
So there is some degree of flexibility to change focus.
And improving your vision simply means
increasing the flexibility of those muscles
that control the lens.

So again, it's not a matter of strength,
but of coordination

between these two sets of muscles and their degree of flexibility.
… the goal …– to train your eyes
to   r e l e a s e    t e n s i o n     and    s t r e s s
and r e g a i n    f l e x i b i l i t y ,    r e l a x a t i o n and coordination.


…Let's go back to the camera analogy again.
You've focused the lens and you've taken the picture,
but you still don't really have a photograph until the film gets developed.
This is done in the darkroom.
The same thing is true in your eyes.
Vision, or the formation of images of the physical world,
does not occur until the brain receives impulses sent to it by the eyes.
The darkroom of your visual system is a portion of the brain
known as the visual cortex or the occipital lobes
[see an animation there], which is located in the back of your head.
As everyone knows, the camera could take a perfect picture, but as a result of some error in processing,
the photograph could appear unclear, too dark or too light. ……

To this day, vision researchers still do not completely understand how the brain produces these visual images.
The most striking omission of the eye/camera analogy is the complex role of the brain in the visual process.
In the case of the camera, it is the photographer who controls the camera - deciding
what to shoot at, how much light to let in, what to focus on, for how long and from what angle.
In the case of the eye, each of us is our own photographer
– and the choices we make about what we see and how we see
are governed by the mysterious interplay
between our physiological processes
and our conscious and unconscious mental and emotional decisions.

Eyes Are an Integral Part of Your Total Being

The eyes do not exist in isolation.
They are an integral part of your total being affected by – and affecting – the body, mind and emotions.
It's no wonder that the eyes are called the windows to the soul.


Three Factors Influencing Your Eyesight
Those Three Factors are:
1.) Secondary tension – tension that is stored in other areas of the body besides the eyes.
Also, the overall health of the body also affects vision.
2.) Limiting or negative thoughts about vision.
3.) Subconscious memories and past emotional decisions.

Eyesight Influence 1:
Secondary Physical Tension

Your vision is also influenced by three factors – one of which is secondary physical tension.
Secondary physical tension is any body tension that limits the free movement and functioning of the eyes.
This tension is usually in the upper body – the chest, shoulders, neck, head, face and jaw.
In fact, people with different eye problems tend to exhibit different patterns of tension.

Nearsighted people, for example, often hold tension
in their upper back, shoulders, and base of the neck
as well as right around the eyes.

Farsighted people, on the other hand, often tend to experience more tension in the front part of the upper body
– the chest, throat and jaw areas.
People with astigmatism are more prone to exhibit twists and imbalances in their posture
– as if the distortion of the eye is mirrored in the body.
And those people who have a lack of eye coordination or who see differently out of each eye
often mirror that in the body by exhibiting a lack of skilled eye-hand coordination,
or by experiencing a variety of differences between the two sides of the body.


Eyesight Influence 2:
Limiting & Negative Thoughts

Just think how many times you've said to yourself, "I can't see."
A Self-fulfilling Prophecy
Try using different phrases instead.
"My vision is always improving" or
"I'm looking for my vision to change", or
"My vision is becoming clearer and clearer everyday" or
"I want to see more".
These phrases are all just as "true", in a sense,
but they reinforce the possibility of change.
The condition of the body is affected
by the content of the thoughts
and the nature of the feelings.
And, if you start to change these mental and emotional patterns for yourself,
the body – and the eyes – respond.

Eyesight Influence 3:
Part I: Subconscious Emotion

What is needed on this level is what I call psycho-visual alignment:
This combines releasing the inner barriers to seeing,
the healing of memories
and the alignment of the inner consciousness and the outer desire to see.
To understand how this works, divide your life into two distinct stages
– the first stage being the time from when you were born
to the time you first noticed a problem with your vision.
The second stage begins when you got your first pair of glasses and continues until now.
This second stage is all after the fact
and doesn't have anything to do with whatever may have caused the problem in the first place.
But I think, it does have something to do
with what caused the problem in the first place!

When I was 13 or 14, about a month before Christmas,
I began to work on creating a model of the Christmas scene,
because I thought, my mother expected a big present from me.

And I am still entangled in this terror,
that others might expect something from me.
Isn't it my only real fear?
Since it's Christmas time,
and I'm - by chance on Dec. 17, 2009, - re-reading this,
and I am definitely afraid of these two and half days at Shoham
with Immanuel and Tomer and Mika's birthday celebration

I'm happy, that YOU brought this to my attention.
And whenever I become aware of my fear or "tension",
I'll give my eyes more than usual attention..

"When expectations from others cause tension
I'm giving my own eyes more loving attention."


[I understood this reason for my eye-problems since the age of 14
even more after a talk with my friend Yanina, January 9, 2010

The Transitional Period Holds the Key

To understand the inner causes of unclear vision
it is necessary to look at what I call the Transitional Period
– that period of time – usually a year but it could have been longer
– between seeing clearly with natural eyes to first noticing a problem.
This physical change in vision
often follows changes in our own emotional and psychological responses to ourselves
– or to the world around us – that became ingrained during this Transitional Period:

Most people can identify a transition in at least one of these three major areas during the Transitional Period.
Personal – changes in self image usually (but not always)
accompanied by physical changes during adolescence, reaching puberty or with middle age.
Emotional – changes in significant relationships. (parents divorce, another child is born or a loved one dies)
Situational – changes in the environment.
(moving to another town and having to make new friends
or staying in the same town but switching careers, homes or schools)

Whatever the specific outer changes may have been,
what is important are the significant inner changes of feelings, attitudes or perspective
and the establishing of limiting emotional patterns.
The emotional and subconscious statement
“I don't want to see this part of myself or this problem”
is what affects the visual system.

Exactly how is not clear,
but I've seen it happen over and over again
in the more than 200 vision improvement seminars that I've conducted.
During this Transitional Period a person usually doesn't want to admit
to what is being seen, sensed or perhaps even feared.
The message “I don't want to see what is going on”
See the song: "Here I am closing my eyes again Trying so hard not to see"
is sent to the subconscious mind.
Often delivered with emotion,
this message becomes a command to the mind
to develop a more limited pattern of seeing
and the visual system responds accordingly.

Not wanting to be seen
or hiding and protecting oneself from others out of fear or shame
can also contribute to the closing and limiting of the visual system.

A Fear of Seeing (an example, but since this is definitely not my problem I'm not quoting it).

Eyesight Influence 3:
Part II: Healing Emotions. Healing Vision.

Now if you can go further back in time than the Transitional Period, that is the time of clear seeing.
I believe that the ability to see clearly is still inside all of us,
that our subconscious brain remembers how to see clearly.

One technique is a visualization of clear vision.
A person doing this visualization is asked to imagine themselves in an outdoor setting seeing everything clearly.
At one point in the visualization, the person is asked to close their eyes in their imagination and feel them relaxing.
Then they are asked to re-open their eyes again – only in their imagination – and continue with the visualization.




Are You Willing to See?
Developing the emotional willingness to see has a definite impact on vision.

[2010_11_28: "See how I reached a decision to dedicate this- and hopefully the following days-
to training my eyes with the help of "Better vision" as well as with the help of "Paula",
and how I understood, that only if I see myself as part of evolution in fulfilling the prophecy,
that the blind will see, and the deaf will hear, and the lame will leap, and the mute will jubilee,
may I have the discipline to really stick with the training.
which I've been procrastinating for more than a year...
[but yes, I manage to take my glasses off most of the day,
except when watching TV or when needing to navigate in an unknown area.
As to the computer, I moved it a bit closer to my body, both in Arad and in Shoham]

Unresolved emotional issues, particularly those involving loss, fear and misunderstanding
coupled with the attendant forgetting of one's deeper positive qualities
– such as acceptance, compassion and forgiveness

– are also key elements of the transitional year.

Inner Vision – Outer Sight
there is a link between memory, vision and imagination.

When you start to improve your vision, so can your memory of significant events become clearer.
[and probably vice versa! Nov. 28, 2010]




Key #1:
Blink Regularly.

Blinking is a natural preserver of your better vision.

Blinking cleanses and lubricates the eyes.
When there is no tension,
your eyes blink 10-12 times every minute,
or about once every 5 seconds.

But people who do not see clearly
tend to stare and unconsciously hold their eyes open,
which causes strain as well as the feeling of dry and tired eyes.

The eyelid is the only part of the body that is controlled by just one muscle.
Any other movement usually involves 2 muscles
– one that contracts and one that stretches to make the movement.
Your eyelid is controlled by only one muscle.
By having proper relaxation in that muscle,
it can promote relaxation throughout the entire body.

A blinking exercise that you can practice frequently throughout the day is called

Flutter Blinking.
- blink your eyes lightly and rapidly 10 to 20 times.

Do not strain or squeeze your eyes shut
and relax your face as you blink.
Then close your eyes and relax.
Repeat this 2 or 3 times.
Flutter Blinking will help to keep your eyes
moist, relaxed and free of strain.

[See also: "Breathe and use eye-movements!"

Key #2:
Use Your Peripheral Vision.

Tunnel vision or peripheral vision?

Your eyes may be offering you more than you realize.
At the same time that you are focusing on one object,
images are also coming into your eyes
from your peripheral awareness
– from the left and the right,
and from in front of and behind what you are directly looking at.
But unfortunately, people with poor vision have trained their minds
to so intently focus on just one thing
that they block out their peripheral awareness.
This “putting on of blinders” breeds mental fatigue
and a tense style of concentration.

Whatever you are looking at,

always remind yourself

to be aware of your peripheral vision.

Consciously remember

to be aware of everything

at the same time

that you are looking at one point.

Key #3:
Keep Your Eyes Moving & Change Your Focus.

is the most commonly practiced bad habit by people who do not see clearly.
Keeping your eyes moving and changing your focus
is the most direct and powerful way to break the staring habit.

the eye moves slightly 50-60 times
every single second,
constantly changing what it is looking at.

This subtle movement is essential for clear vision;
staring and not consciously moving your eyes interferes with it.
Of course, you can't consciously move your eyes that fast,
but you can unlock tension in your visual system
by remembering
to change your focus frequently.

This encourages your eyes to become more relaxed.
Whatever you may be doing with your eyes,
you can always remember
to shift your focus and keep your eyes moving.
For example, when driving a car,
shift your focus
from the speedometer
to the rear view mirror
to the license plate of the car in front of you,
and so on.
Whether walking down the street, watching TV or engaged in conversation,
you can always keep your eyes moving
and change your focus regularly.

When reading
or doing other close work

such as using a computer,

make sure that you look up

and focus on something in the distance

at least once every 3 to 5 minutes.

Also, remember to use your peripheral vision
when involved in these activities.

Key #4:
Avoid Daydreaming.

You can tell when somebody is daydreaming
– they get a glazed, de-focused look in their eyes –
they stare, they don't blink and their eyes don't move –
all of which, when developed into a habit, promotes poor vision.

If you close your eyes and imagine looking at a distant scene,
your eyes respond to that, and change their focus,
as they would if they were actually looking at that distant scene.

It is as if your eyes are trying to focus on whatever you see in your mind's eye.
So, if you're driving down the road and you're thinking about something else,
your eyes are caught in a dilemma – what should they be seeing?
On the one hand, they are trying to bring the road into focus
and on the other hand, are trying to focus on what's in your mind.

This causes you to stare, creates visual tension
and sends mixed messages to your brain.
Don't let your eyes get stuck between these two different kinds of seeing
– the outer sight and the inner vision.
Close your eyes when you want to daydream.
And stay involved in your world when your eyes are open.

I mentioned before that the need for glasses increases
as students go further along in school.
What are most of these kids doing in school?
Most of the time, they're daydreaming about what they're going to do after school
– while their eyes are trying to focus on the blackboard.
But there is another daydream that students are involved in every single day: Reading.
Think about reading for a minute.
Your eyes are seeing the letters on the page;
for example they might be seeing the letters C A T.
But in your mind you see a cat.
Your eyes are seeing one thing and your mind is seeing another.
Sustained focusing at near has been cited as a major cause of nearsightedness,
but I think that reading – because it is an abstract activity –
can be particularly stressful to the eyes.

To prevent reading from stressing the eyes,
remember to incorporate the first 3 tips I've mentioned:

1) keep blinking,
2) be aware of your peripheral vision, and
3) look into the distance frequently.

But it is just as important for your vision for you
to remember to be conscious of what you are actually seeing
– the letters on the page –
as well as being absorbed in what the words mean to you.
Teach these tips to your children too!
And let them maintain and protect the vision that they were born with.

Key #5:
Look With the ‘Eyes of a Child.'

If you are remembering to blink,
to move your eyes and shift focus,
to use your peripheral vision
and to avoid daydreaming,

you can get stuck in the trap of just mechanically using your eyes.
There's a big difference between seeing and actively looking.
There's always something new and different to notice.
Engage your world as a child would
– with excitement,
awe and wonder
– as if you are seeing everything for the first time.
Key #6:
(by sunlight and "Vita-Lite")
and Rest (palm)Your Eyes.

[this seems to be the same as Paula's "Your Palms on your Eyes",
but the latter's purpose is - to make Body move in the way it wants to move,
in order to heal all of itself, not only its eyes.]

Your eyes are nourished by light, just as your body is nourished by food.
And the best nourishment for your eyes in sunlight.
To get this important nourishment spend at least 15 minutes a day outdoors
– without glasses or contacts –
so that your visual system can receive unfiltered sunlight…,

The kind of indoor lighting that you use is also important.
Dr. John Ott, a pioneer in the field of photobiology,
which is the study of how different kinds of light affect living organisms,
developed an indoor light that is the most complete substitute for sunlight.
It is called Vita-Lite and it easily replaces any standard fluorescent tube.
Studies have shown that using Vita-Lite increases see-ability,
reduces glare and eyestrain and improves visual acuity.

Your eyes are rested by total darkness.
The best way to rest your eyes is to close them
and place your cupped palms over your closed eyes.
You can palm like this for as little as 30 or 40 seconds
any time that your eyes feel tired or strained.
When palming, visualize a pleasant scene in your imagination
– you'll be surprised at how refreshed you feel when you are done.
By the way, if you see sparks of light or color when your palms are covering you eyes,
that indicates visual stress.

Seeing blackness, on the other hand, indicates visual relaxation.

Nourishing and resting your eyes can be done at the same time
in a short exercise that I call
the Sun Cycle.

It's done like this:
Close your eyes and face the sun
(never look at the sun with your eyes open!).
Let the sunlight fall on your closed eyes for 5 to 10 seconds.
Then palm over your closed eyes
and shut out all the light for another 5 or 10 seconds.
Repeat these two steps at least 10 times, for a total of 3 or 4 minutes.
The Sun Cycle helps to nourish your visual system,
exercises the focusing muscles of your eyes
and reduces sensitivity to glare.
Key #7:
Use An Under-corrected Prescription

If you are also doing eye exercises, then as your vision improves,
what was once an under-corrected prescription
will eventually become too strong as your own vision gets clearer.
At this point it's time to get another under-corrected prescription.
In this way you are slowly weaning yourself from corrective lenses
and your eyesight gets stronger as your glasses get weaker.

Not every eye doctor agrees with this philosophy of under-correction,
so it may take some looking on your part
to find one that understands and supports this approach.
Key #8:
Increase Body Relaxation and Good Posture

It's very difficult, if not impossible,
to relax your eyes and mind and maintain clear vision
if your body is overly tense.

In addition, people with vision problems shouldn't read or watch TV
while lying down.

Instead, they should sit in a relaxed, comfortable position.
This makes it easier for the blood and the oxygen
to circulate to the head and the eyes.
Key #9:
Breathe Deeply and Regularly.

Approximately 30% [below it's claimed: 25%] of the oxygen you inhale
goes to nourish
the muscles, nerves and brain cells of your visual system.

Breathing deeply and rhythmically helps vision.
And it will keep your body more relaxed,
help you concentrate easier for longer periods of time
and eliminate eyestrain and fatigue.
Key #10:
Look Openly and Honestly.

Past and present emotional stress can affect vision,
so it is important to develop the inner willingness to see.

Develop an inner willingness to look directly
at challenging and difficult situations
and do whatever you can
to release the emotional stress that affects vision.


This is the end of the e-mail course and I'm referred to
From this I only quote a few sentences:

Before a person has trouble seeing clearly,
there are other, more basic and underlying visual skills that have already gone out of balance.
Skills like how the eyes work together,
how the brain coordinates the two eyes,
and how the brain balances the images
from the central and peripheral areas of vision.

The essential truth about eyesight is this:
You Can't Separate Your Eyesight     from    The Rest of Your Self

How clearly you see is influenced by much more than only the muscles in and around the eyes.
In fact, the muscles around your eyes are 200 times stronger than they need to be.
It's a myth that your eyes are weak and that you have to make the muscles stronger
in order to see better without glasses or contacts.
Your eyes are an important part of your body:
* 25% of the oxygen that you take in with every breath goes directly to your visual system
* Nearly 1/3 of your food intake goes to nourish your visual system
* 90% of what you learn about the world around you comes through your eyes

You'll also learn about the vitamins and minerals that are essential for good vision.
Your eyesight reflects your mind, your attitudes and your perspective.
What happens when you look right at something
- the missing scissors or keys, for instance -
and fail to see it?
What was going on when you drove to a particular place
and then couldn't recall which route you followed, or what you saw along the way?
The eyes may not 'see' at all when the mind is preoccupied.
Even your imagination plays a role in improving your eyesight.
Did you know that when you imagine looking into the distance, with your eyes closed,
your eyes actually change focus, as if they are looking into the distance?
"Blind with rage," "What you don't see won't hurt you," "There's something I don't want to see."
For many, these feelings and attitudes are directly related to vision problems.

Too many of us are only focused on WHAT we see, if we even think about seeing at all.
When you put a little awareness into
HOW you see and HOW you use your eyes -
in other words, become more conscious of your vision - amazing things can - and do! - happen.


What results can I expect?
Within the initial 8-week period, many people see a 10% to 50% improvement.
In your next consultation with your optometrist, your prescription may become weaker
and you'll be using your glasses less; you may even be able to stop using them altogether!

You will see more clearly, with less effort,
and you will also experience better memory,
sharper concentration,
more vivid imagination
and a more positive self-image.
And, as you continue, the greater the changes can be.

There are three real causes of poor vision:
First, the visual habit patterns that a person has developed -
how the visual centers of the brain work with the eyes;
second, tension in the eyes and body,
and third, mental and emotional stress and strain and patterns of not seeing.

To get better vision you want to re-train the way that the brain uses the eyes
and restore the proper visual habits necessary for clearer vision.

Sometimes, when a person’s vision improves, the shape of the eye changes. Sometimes it is because the lens becomes more flexible
and can adjust more easily to focus at different distances.
And other times, there are other factors at play in the improvement.

The main thing to understand is
that the shape and function of the eyes aren't frozen.
If you were told that training could change the shape of your nose, that would be nonsense.
But if you were told that it's possible to change your waistline, that makes sense.
Your eyes are more like your waistline than your nose!



"Before I started The Program I wore my glasses 14-15 hours every single day.
I passed my driver's test without them only five weeks after starting The Program.
Now, I never need glasses at all. I feel much more confident and free. ...
Donna Sanders, Havre MT

"I am 73 years old and have been wearing glasses since I was 27 - almost 50 years.
I've been using The Program for just eight weeks now
and already I notice improvement!
I can see road signs more easily as well as smaller print on the TV.
My peripheral vision is better and colors seem more vibrant and clear.
I'm very excited - practice really brings results.
Horace Kirk, Ceres CA

"When I wake up in the morning my eyesight is crystal clear.
It fades a little as the day goes on, but I feel ... that I am in control of my eyesight ...
Jeffrey White, Vernon CT

now I have flashes of perfectly clear vision at times! All the exercises have been helpful, particularly the affirmations,
and I know I can have absolutely perfect eyesight very soon."
Frances Sgarlatti, Edgewater CO

" Now, I only use my glasses for distance and for a driver's license restriction,
and my eye doctor states that I am very close to getting the restriction removed
Tronnie Brassfield, Plano TX

"I now know the muscles of my eyes as well as the fingers of my hand. I am 85 years old and can focus very well and read for a long time without fatigue.
Using The Program, I am recovered from amblyopia and astigmatism."
Aldo Mortera, Boulogne France

"I like how my eyes feel softer and more relaxed.
I am more conscious of relaxing my eyes and my mental state.
Adrian Palmer, Salt Lake City UT

"Thanks to your program, my eye muscles, focusing ability, eye coordination, memory,
and ability to visualize have been strengthened.

"Due to my strengthened ability to visualize, I had some very strong dreams.
These dreams were very important because they revealed to me some events
that happened early in my childhood.
Due to the traumatic nature of those events, I, without knowing, blocked them from my memory.
"In addition, I'm more relaxed, and my ability to see better has improved greatly.
My eye doctor tested my vision and it has improved by 25% in just two months."
D.W., Atlantic City NJ

Grateful for deep healing of painful memories:
"I was pleasantly surprised and very grateful for the depth and scope of this program. Especially the healing techniques involved, even to the healing of memories.
Now I can see more clearly for longer periods of time with less strain.
I intend to never, never wear glasses again."
Michele Largey, Waltham MA

"The Vision Sessions made me feel surprisingly relaxed.
I realize it when my eye muscles are tense, and now I know how to relax them.

"It's hard to believe, but I used to wake up in the morning with tired, tense eyes.
Now my eyes feel better every week.."
Robert Coddington, Eugene OR

"One year after taking off my glasses (except for driving and movies)
I was re-examined by my eye doctor.
My vision improved 100% and I wasn't even regular with the exercises."
Harriet Russell, Lenox MA

"After using The Program, I notice more clarity, more contrast, more depth and brighter colors, as well as more expression in my eyes. I see everything better."
Evelyn Baril, Sheridan WY

"I was amazed to discover that my brain can command my eyes to focus.
One of the sessions is a beautiful metaphysical experience for me.
I find the exercises bring me new answers and insight every time I do them.
Stephanie Collins, Las Vegas NV

What Doctors Say About The Program for Better Vision®
you understand the connection between how you perceive the world
and your visual condition it will make significant changes in your life for the better."

Marc Grossman, O.D. L.Ac., author of Magic Eye: Beyond 3D, Greater Vision,
and Natural Eye Care: An Encyclopedia

"The relaxation and visualization techniques [of The Program] enhance the physical flexibility exercises and lead to re-learning how to use the eyes the way that they were meant to be used
Dr. Marcel Gingras, optometrist Montreal Quebec


From an e-mail in Febr. 2010
You Can't Separate Your Eyesight
From The Rest of Your Self

[What follows I read already somewhere else and inserted it here]

From an e-mail on April 23, 2010

each eye muscle has at least 50 to 100 times the strength it needs.”

There are six muscles that surround and move your eyes.
They move your eyes up, down, to the right and to the left.
When you look at something up close they turn the eyes in
and when you look at a distant object they turn the eyes out.

Tension in these muscles
causes eye movements to become more rigid and less flexible
preventing the eyes from moving in a natural, fluid manner.
Instead, their movements become stiff, tense and restricted.

As this retraining occurs, the eye muscles become more flexible,
they gain better tone and they work together in a more fluid, coordinated manner.

Want to experience some of the tension that's in your eye muscles -
and start to let it go?
[The exercise "Eye Stretches" I received also after having bought the program, see below]


From an e-mail on May 22, 2010
breathing, blinking, brushing, beaming

From an e-mail on May 7, 2010

The Program for Better Vision®
2 Audio CDs with 6 Vision Sessions, 80-page Program Guide, 2 Vision Charts,
Fusion String (instructions only with download), Lifetime Free Support

1. Fusion String Technique:
Develops Binocularity and Convergence,
teaching your eyes to work together and to see equally.
2. Mind's Eye Visualization:
Increases your ability to visualize,
encouraging the mind's role in restoring vision.
3. Self-Massage Techniques: Relieves tension of the upper body,
particularly your shoulders, head, neck and eyes.
4. Spectrum Visualization: Releases deep tension in your entire visual system.
5. Vision Chart Techniques: Increases focusing power
and sharpens Peripheral Awareness and Mental Concentration.
6. Memory Visualization: Helps you release the limiting images, memories
and attitudes that may block clear vision.

The Program for Better Vision is an educational approach to vision improvement. You'll learn how to develop the skills that are crucial to clear eyesight -
Peripheral Awareness and Mental Concentration.

The Program gives you a truly holistic approach.
You'll improve by using the power of your mind
as well as effective physical techniques and vision exercises.

Re-nourishment of the eyes with a nutritional formula
EYEMAX-plusTM Vision and Body Formula
The 33 Essential Vitamins, Minerals & Anti-Oxidants
Healthy Eyes With The One Comprehensive, Complete and Balanced Formula
It Also Takes The Place Of Your Daily Multi-Vitamin
re-nourishing your eyes will help
to increase the blood flow, circulation and oxygen supply to the visual system,

I began to take the 4 daily pills ~~~~on November 17, 2010.
They say, it will take 3-4 months until an effect will be seen.



July 2010 (after I received what I bought, the e-mails continue to arrive)

Want to experience some of the tension that's in your eye muscles -
and start to let it go?
Here's an ancient yoga exercise
that you'll also find in The Program for Better Vision:


1. Close your eyes, relax your eyelids, forehead and face.
Keep your neck and head still. Breathe easily and regularly.

2. Imagine you're facing a clock, with your nose at its center.
As you stretch your eyes all the way up,
you can just barely see the number 12 at the top of this imaginary clock. (Remember, your eyes are closed.)

3. Starting at the number 12, rotate your eyes clockwise in a circular motion, around the clock.
Stretch your eyes as you rotate them, but don't strain or force the movements.

4. Repeat for 10-20 clockwise circles.

5. Change direction and make 10-20 circles in a counter-clockwise direction.

Most people carry at least some tension and rigidity in these muscles.
Here's how you can tell:
1. Your eyes unconsciously jump out of your control.
2. Sections of the rotation where the movements feel stiffer, more tense or stuck.
3. Holding your breath is a sign of tension. Remember to breathe!

Where in the movements did your muscles tense up?
When did they jump out of control?
What parts of the movements were not smooth?

With practice,
you'll be able to make all parts of the circular movement smooth and easy.

this is one of 24 different exercises, techniques and processes
that you'll find in The Program for Better Vision:...

The Program for Better Vision:
A combination of eye exercises, muscle control techniques,
brain/eye coordination and complete body, mind and eye relaxation.


When your Program for Better Vision arrives,
you can get started by following these 4 simple steps:

1. READ the instructions for the 6 Vision Sessions. (Pp. 29-57)

2. DECIDE what glasses/contacts to use and how to use them
while improving your vision. (Pp. 24-26)

3. SET UP your practice area (Pp. 27-28) and CHOOSE a practice time.

4. START and COMPLETE THE FIRST STAGE 8-week schedule.
(Pp. 62-69). Just follow the audio Vision Session for that day's practice.

If you have any questions, call the Cambridge Institute's
We welcome your comments and feedback.
Let us know how the Program for Better Vision changes the way you see.

Care for your eyes,

August 20, 2010,
Believing Is Seeing

For over two decades, researcher Ellen Langer of Harvard University
has been studying the connection between the mind and body.

...If you think you can see, you will see better.
And, if you think you can't see, you won't see as well.

One of the cornerstones of my natural approach to eye care is
the "Triangle of Total Vision."

In this triangle, there are three essential factors that contribute to how we see -
our body, our mind and our emotions.

Eye exercises help to change the way
the muscles and focusing system of the eyes work
and proper nutrition is necessary for healthy eyes,
but these two elements are only part of the body corner of the triangle.

The mind - our belief system, our expectations, our ability to visualize -
and the emotions - our willingness to see and be seen,
our ability to express how we feel through our eyes,
and the inner barriers to seeing -
are also key elements that need to be addressed for change to occur.


Links sent by "Better Vision":
2010_11_19-11 Safe and Natural Cures
(an extensive video)
It claims to give away everything for free,
but of course it isn't like that in the end.

2010_11_19 Better Vision Store (Books)
2010_11_25-EYeMaX Plus,
see especially the page with
the list of all the vitamins, herbs and minerals
in the formula

Excerpts from the video-s c r i p t , that have to do with my eyes entirely new branch of aging science
....Imagine an aglet - the protective plastic end piece on your shoelaces...
It holds the lace together and keeps it from becoming a frayed mess.
Over time, the aglet wears out and gets shorter,
and the ends of your shoelaces start to look worn and frayed.
Eventually, if it wears down far enough, the entire lace needs to be replaced.

Well your chromosomes work almost the same way.
They're made up of thousands of linking pieces.
These chromosomes have a similar protective end piece called the telomere
that holds them together and prevents abnormalities.
As you age, these telomeres get shorter and the chromosomes become less stable~
causing a lot of the symptoms that we associate with aging
like wrinkled skin and a weakened sexual drive...

Since the telomere was first discovered in 1975, a
ging scientists have known that there is a proven correlation
of the shortening of the telomeres and the signs of aging.
But for many years they thought
that we could only slow down their deterioration through a healthy lifestyle.

But then, only a few years ago,
a biopharmaceutical company made a stunning discovery.
They Unearthed a Chinese Herb That Contained an Enzyme
That Could Actually Lengthen the Telomeres!
The result:
- Their immune systems were measurably boosted and strengthened...
- Eyesight was measurably improved
- They reported an improvement in their sexual performance
- Their skin became youthful and smooth...
The biopharmaceutical company would have been thrilled at the results..
But... the therapy was a completely natural substance.
Since they couldn't synthesize it into a chemical drug and take out a patent,
They leased the technology to a few doctors and genetic researchers
specializing in natural aging solutions

The Millionaires' Anti-Aging Club of Mr. M (tested it on himself)

Once I'll have learnt the Program-for-Better-Vision, I'll learn also the following websites: and

One of the regular group-e-mails from "Better Vision", on Dec. 25, 2010, contained this message:

"The Eyes Are The Windows To The Soul"

I'm sure you've heard this saying before, but have you ever stopped to really think about what it implies?

Your eyes are much more than little cameras taking pictures of the outside world.

Your vision encompasses much more than what letter you read on the eye chart.

Your eyes are connected to YOU - on the most deep and profound levels.

It's through your eyes that the essential parts of yourself are often expressed.

And it's through your eyes that you can see the essence of another, or relish the beauty in the world.


It turns out that changing your eyesight is only the beginning.

When your eyes get clearer, YOU get clearer too.

When your eyes get healthier, YOU get healthier too.

When your eyes feel more relaxed, YOU feel more relaxed.

When you eyes become less stiff, YOU loosen up, too - physically, emotionally and mentally.

When your eyes feel more open, YOU feel more open too.

And, that's just the beginning of the connections and relationships between how you see and who you are.

Obviously, your eyes are open every moment that you're awake.

The opportunity to tune into "Your Soul" through your eyes is also available to you every moment of the day.

Watch what happens as you more and more keep your consciousness in your eyes and in your vision.

Watch what happens as you become more sensitive to how you are seeing in each moment.

Watch for your own Eyesight Miracles!


E-mail on February 11: The clock-exercise

1. Close your eyes, relax your eyelids, forehead and face.
Keep your neck and head still. Breathe easily and regularly.

2. Imagine you're facing a clock, with your nose at its center.
As you stretch your eyes all the way up,
you can just barely see the number 12 at the top of this imaginary clock.
(Remember, your eyes are closed.)

3. Starting at the number 12, rotate your eyes clockwise in a circular motion, around the clock.
Stretch your eyes as you rotate them, but don't strain or force the movements.

4. Repeat for 10-20 clockwise circles.

5. Change direction and make 10-20 circles in a counter-clockwise direction.

Most people carry at least some tension and rigidity in these muscles. Here's how you can tell:
Your eyes unconsciously jump out of your control.
Sections of the rotation where the movements feel stiffer, more tense or stuck.
Holding your breath is a sign of tension. Remember to breathe!
Where in the movements did your muscles tense up?
When did they jump out of control?
What parts of the movements were not smooth?
With practice, you'll be able to make all parts of the circular movement smooth and easy.

Eye Stretches is an ancient yoga exercise, so you may have heard of it already.
By itself, it won't give you perfect vision, but it definitely has its place in a total system of vision improvement

February 20, 2011 (my mother's death 26 years ago!)

The extraordinary promotion of the "Better Vision Program",
which sends an e-mail at least once a week,
is very helpful in reminding me of what I desire to achieve:
to improve my vision without glasses, and without strain.

I already have progressed a lot,

- by an assertive attitude: I appreciate what I am CAN see
[I need glasses only, when I watch TV- which is daily
or when I need to search for a street in a town, rarely,
or when I come across some pretty landscape, rarely.]

- by certain exercises which I can integrate into my daily life
[I'm not able to dedicate a specific time to exercises!]
- by taking the "Eye-Max" pills with all their 34 vitamins etc.
[I'm not sure, if - after 3 months - I should order them,
since for such orders I always need my son's credit-card.]

Today a new info was given, which I was in dire need of:
One of the symptoms which are mentioned

-A sense of a foreign substance in your eyes
is a kind of relief to my "worry" :
it's been for 3 weeks now,
that I feel such a "foreign substance" especially in my right eye.

I desire to breathe and blink and relax my body,
despite my utmost concentration while working!

[other symptoms:
Stringy mucus discharge in or around your eyes
Increased eye irritation
A stinging, burning or scratchy sensation in eyes
Eye fatigue after short periods of reading
Light sensitivity
A gritty sensation, itching, redness
Blurring of vision ]

Tears are composed of three layers:
an outer layer of oil, a middle layer of water and an inner layer of mucous.
An imbalance in the composition or a decrease in the amount of tears produced
are the underlying factors behind dry eyes.

Some causes ... - low humidity, high altitude, second-hand smoke, etc.
...people tend to blink much less when staring at a computer
   or being engrossed in work that demands high concentration.

- lower levels of vitamin A or Omega 3 fatty acids, for example.
- Dehydration .... Medications under-functioning thyroid is indicated.

Tips for Dry Eyes:
* Blink regularly and lightly. (The eyes normally blink every 3-5 seconds.)
* Drink plenty of water.
* Use only natural eye drops. (Two brands we recommend are Similasan and PrimaVu).
* Eat plenty of red/orange and green vegetables
* Eat cold-water fish 2x/week
* Use a complete vision & body supplement formula like EYEMAX-plus
   to counteract nutritional deficiencies.

* Regulate the humidity in your office or home if possible. (35-50% humidity is suggested.)
*Perform this simple home test to evaluate the functioning of your thyroid.
*Supplement your diet with Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids.

E-Mail from "Better Vision" on April 29, 2011


May 20, 2011,
I'll copy here, what I found worthwhile to excerpt by hand from the info that came with the CD.

Skill one: Peripheral awareness and Central/Peripheral Balance

Skill two : Convergence or Binocularity

Skill three: Accomodation or Focusing
In addition: the (ring)muscles must be relaxed, toned and flexible.

Inner Vision: The mind's eye:
imagination, visualizatin, memory, dreams and attitudes {no judgments, I , Rachel, add)

Better Vision also means: having a positive image of yourself,
a clear sense of purpose
and emotinal clarity.

The (ring/) muscles converge, turn the eyes in when looking close,
diverge, turn the eyes out when looking far.
They are 150-200 times strongr than they need to be.
In the camera the lens moves in and out to bring objects at different distances into focus.
The eye's lense changes is a shape [?] to bring objects into focus.
When focusing on a near object, the lens becomes fatter, bulding from front to back.
so the lens is continually making fine adjustments in its shape -
more than 1 0 0  0 0 0 times every day.
(Read again about "Accomodation" on p. 9-10)

Your BODY and your EYES
11 Nearsighted people:
tension in their upper back, shoulders, base of neck and around the eyes.

Correct posture for blood-flow:
One third of the blood going to the head, nourishes the eyes.
Watch TV and read while sitting upright.

14 Vision of the formation of images of the physical world
does not occur until the brain receives impulses sent to it by the eyes
(not understood by scientists.

15 Each person has a unique inner focus
the result of the interplay
of memory, past experiences, attitudes and expectations.

16 Notice and a c c e p t what you are seeing.
It may not be what you think yu should be seeing,
but relax, breathe easily and blink as you look.
Notice, what you can see and how you feel.
The more you look, the more you see,
the more you see, the more you look.
If your eyes are open, you are always seeing something.
If you focus on what you can see,
you will want to look more often and more fully
which will in turn lead to seeing more.
Relax and a c c e p t wht you can see,
as you look around.
And always acknowledge yourself for what you're seeing.

17 Visualizations... if the mind imagines looking at a distant mountain, the eye changes its focus as if...

18 Prolonged day dreaming while your eyes see something else,
creates visual and mental strain.
If you catch yourself daydreaming, bored or preoccupied,
stop, take a breath and refocus on what you are seeing.
Become more present, more aware and more involved.
Or, if you want to continue daydreaming, close your eyes.
The difference between seeing and looking is involvement,
an essential ingredient of visual clarity.

22 When you decide to improve your vision.
you also improve your memory.
unresolved emotional issues, - involving loss, fear,
coupled with the attendant forgetting of one's deeper positive qualities
-such as acceptance, compassion and forgiveness-
are also elements of the Transitional Period.

23 Once you start exploring the connection between your emotions, your memories and your vision,'
you will be surprised at what - and how much - you see.

26 Instead of straining or squinting-
attitude of visual acceptance.
Notice, what you can see and what you are seeing,
without comparing it to what you think you should see.

35 Visualization.
The depth of your feeling as important as imagination of scene

36 Eight Selfmassage-Techniques:
1) Swinging: Body moves like a flag with the spine as the flagpole, eyes move
- a line of sight parallel to the floor- let the world go by. B l in k.
Swinging relaxes the eyes and body, helps redevelop the natural movement of eyes.

2) Head Rolls: how larage the rolls are is not important as doing them slowly, relaxed.

3) Finger Tapping stimulates the nerve endings in fingertips and the visual pathways in the brain.
Loosely place bottom of palms together.
Breathe easily and keep arms, elbows, writsts relaxed.

4) Five-Finger-Massage: to stimulate the muscles of focusing and lenses of eyes.
Place tips together - as if cupping a marble. and place them on closed eyes.
Light contact with eyes by vibrating tips quickly from side to side,
then fling away your eyes may feel softer as you continue massaging aon a regular basis.

5) Three -Finger-Massage: (same purpose like (4).
Place tips of middle fingers on the bony outer corners of your eyesocket.
Inhale: pressure outward, relax pressure, exhale for a count of five, fling fingers away- tension out of body.

6) Energy Transfer Point Massage: to increase oxygen supply to visual system.

7) Occipital Point Massage: stimulates acupressure points for vision and relaxes ! with thungs! eyes open!

8) Palming.

Eye-Stretches: Clock - with closed eyes.
Holding head in different positions
Edging (with an imagined pencil in front of 1-3 the eyes from the tip of the nose to the char),
around the outline of a symbol or letter (moving head and neck!)
let your eyes follow (not lead) the movement of the pencil.
4 Ede, moving only eyes.
Edge in both directions, chaning direction often
5 Edge with closed eyes in both directions.

all muscles, face, jaw, nec, hear.
Let go quickly and open your eyes wide.
You can palm for 2-3 minutes

Near to far
Corner to Corner-Moving Head, nose, Eyes
Moving only Eyes
Clock- Holding Head in different directions

2011_05_22 - the Meir Schneider Method (updated on July 4, 2011)

Two days before her 18th birthday my granddaughter Rotem sent me a link!
and on July 3, 2011 my daughter-in-love called me in the middle of a TV doc!
This info about a man, now 56, who h e a l e d his 99% blindness since birth
points to a series of videos - Yoga for your Eyes, and Yoga for your Eyes 1/8
where this man, Meir Schneider, demonstrates his techniques with a pupil
this in itself is astounding: the above Better Vision Program does not offer such an option!)
What I learnt immediately - in addition to what I know from "Paula" and from "Better Vision" - is:

No limit to "sunning" (which I like very much, but "Better Vision" advices a break every few seconds).
Envisioning darkness, even blackness; Rubbing Hands, even by interlacing them.

I came across "a re-occurrence of scintillating eyes" in K.i.s.s.-Log 2008_10_23, and how to avoid or treat it


2011_06_26 [Uri, my son-in-love, is 48 today!]

I'm becoming better in realizing my minimalistic plan of opening this page
first thing on the computer in the morning
and re-reading, re-learning from what I quoted on this page.
Today I came across an exercise,
that is not mentioned anywhere else in "Better Vision"

Flutter Blinking.
- blink your eyes lightly and rapidly 10 to 20 times.

Do not strain or squeeze your eyes shut
and relax your face as you blink.
Then close your eyes and relax.
Repeat this 2 or 3 times.
Flutter Blinking will help to keep your eyes
moist, relaxed and free of strain.


Again I came across an aspect of what "Better Vision",
of which I haven't thought awarely,
but which makes so much sense
in the context of what I'm enjoying more and more:
"to be aware of everything at the same time".

This for me means first of all:
to be aware of everything I see with my physical eyes at the same time,
like yesterday, when I spent an hour with Amit Cohen, my landlords' son (7),
"in the Wadi", as he wished, the Wadi of Compassion, i.e. in the Desert.
While I myself tended to look into the far distance,
enjoying the perspective of hills~valleys, which changes with each step,
Amit, on the ground, hunted for ants, beatles and most of all grasshoppers,
which - with their jumping 1-3 meters, whenever he wanted to catch them-
- made me aware of the constant movement around our legs and steps.

But "to be aware of everything at the same time"
means more and more literally 'at the same time'!

I saw a doc, a "Zeitreise", a "time-travel" into Peru,
the country on this planet to which I'm most drawn.
To view the town and pyramids of Caral, 4600 years ago,
to be stung by the atrocities of the Christian conquerors,
to watch today's people cut 'grass' and turn it into a boat
and to really grasp, that all this is mine and all this is Me!

Key #2:
Use Your Peripheral Vision.

Tunnel vision or peripheral vision?

Your eyes may be offering you more than you realize.
At the same time that you are focusing on one object,
images are also coming into your eyes
from your peripheral awareness
– from the left and the right,
and from in front of and behind what you are directly looking at.
But people with poor vision have trained their minds
to so intently focus on just one thing
that they block out their peripheral awareness.
This “putting on of blinders” breeds mental fatigue
and a tense style of concentration.

Whatever you are looking at,

always remind yourself
to be aware of your peripheral vision.
Consciously remember
to be aware of everything
at the same time

that you are looking at one point.

Panorama View - 360°- of Caral


July 19, 2011

"the idea is that you give freedom to the week eye to work",
see the exact spot, where Meir is saying this in the 6th part of his video"
"since your strong eye, Tony, is the left eye, wave in front of the strong eye"

"you're starting to focus on what you CAN see with your weaker eye.
When the weaker eye is not working, the stronger eye works every hard to suppress whatever the weaker eye is seeing, which weakens the strong eye and weakens the weak eye. When the weak eye works, then the strong eye will become stronger and also the weaker eye will become stronger."

I remember to have learnt just the opposite from a book called in Hebrew:
Teresa Bertrand (or Berterand? I can't find any info in English or French)
"the body has its reasons."
I studied it into depth, probably in 1981, when I learnt and worked with Mirjam Goldberg.
One sentence from the book I remember almost by heart:

"If your left shoulder hurts, train your right shoulder
and the left one will feel "ashamed" and follow suit.

Meir: "4 times a day, patch your stronger eye for 5 minutes, so as to activate your weaker eye!"
"Visualize that the colors are in more contrast,
the bright part of the hill is brighter, the dark part is darker, the sky is bluer/
that visualization becomes a direct order from your brain to your eyes.

I have the chance
to put an eye-patch on my right eye,
and practice at least twice for 5 min.
on my way to and from the pool,
while climbing down and up
the Wadi of Compassion,
also adding withered leaves and plants
from my garden
to the grave of compassion

"I have the chance", means
the exercise can be integrated
in my daily functioning.
Only then is it practical for me...

The question, which troubles me, is:
Can this be a metaphor for weak and strong people?
Who is right in this case: Meir or Teresa?
I must think about this more deeply.

July 27, 2011
By investing only a few minutes (during eating my breakfast) on studying Meir Schneider's sequence of 8 videos,
I now, at the end of the last one, discovered his website "School of Self-Healing"
"The Method overturns the unconscious expectations that program
how we think, move, breathe, and see, and it teaches us new ways to move and live."

December 21, 2011

Your Eyesight Is Precious

Your body knows it:

** 90% of what we learn about the world comes to us through our eyes.

** 1/4 of all the nutrition we take in goes to feed our visual system.

** 1/3 of the oxygen we take in goes to our visual system.

** The eyes have a higher concentration of vitamin C, zinc and lutein than almost any other part of the body.

The Miracle of Sight

You know it:

** For centuries, the eyes have been called the windows to the soul.

** When you want to connect to another person, you look in their eyes (not their ears or nose!).

** On the darker side, polls reveal that more people fear blindness than getting cancer.

** The eye is capable of seeing the light of a candle 16 miles away, under ideal conditions.

The Joy of Seeing

What can be more moving and inspiring than, for example:

** Seeing a beautiful sunset or rainbow in the sky.

** Seeing the loving eyes of a child, spouse, friend.

** Looking out at the world with wonder and awe for what you see.

** Letting yourself be looked at with eyes of love, acceptance, admiration or respect.

The Holidays that are celebrated around this time of year are about light, whatever their particular tradition.

Without light, there is no sight.

I wish you the clearest, sharpest and healthiest vision that you can possibly have, on every level!

All the best in sight,


About eye-saving nutrients

[I would not have payed attention to this e-mail from the Institue for Better Vision,
it I hadn't - by an error - heard an Israeli doctor talk about food yesterday,
a talk that inspired me to think about exterior help for my groin,
which again reached a state that prevents me from walking.]

Food Just Isn't What It Used To Be

I'm the first person to recommend that you eat eye healthy foods.

Unfortunately, most people don't.

But even if you do,
the other problem is that eye healthy foods just aren't as healthy as they used to be.

Consider these facts - and then take the "Eat Like A Horse" quiz that follows.

Dark leafy vegetables (richest in eye-saving nutrients)
make up only 3 out of every one hundred vegetable servings.

Less than 50% of the United States population
eat even one serving of garden vegetables each day.

Nine out of 10 people in the U.S.
do not eat even the minimum USDA recommended amount of fruits and vegetables.

Nearly one out of every two people in the U.S.
do not eat even one serving of fruit per day.

The average American consumes roughly 2 mg. of lutein a day from food sources, even though a minimum of 6 mg. is recommended and 10 mg. is preferred.

85% of grain products eaten - wheat, rice, corn, etc. - are processed,
and not the healthier whole grain.

"Wait a minute!" you might be screaming,
"I'm not like the rest of them. I eat my fruits and vegetables. I have a healthy diet."

Well, it turns out that even if you are eating your fruits and vegetables,
soil depletion, storage and food processing are taking their toll.

Refrigerated spinach loses half its vitamin C in two days.
Spinach stored at room temperature
loses 70% of vitamin C within 24 hours after picking.

Broccoli and asparagus lose 35-50% of vitamin C in cold storage
before they get to the grocery store.

Cooking destroys 30% of vitamin C, up to 70% of thiamin (vitamin B1)
and 50% of riboflavin (vitamin B2).

Over the last 50 years, the carrot has lost 75% of its magnesium content,
48% of its calcium, 46% of its iron and 75% of its copper,
all due to mineral depletion in the soil.

Canning destroys up to 77% of vitamins B5 and B6, canned fruit juice loses up to 50% of vitamin B5.

Canning tomatoes removes 80% of zinc.

Canned spinach suffers losses of up to 81% of manganese, 70% of cobalt,
and 40% of zinc compared to raw spinach.

Freezing meat destroys up to 7% of vitamin B5.

Modern farming methods have depleted the soil of trace minerals vital to our health, such as selenium, manganese and vanadium.
Even calcium and vitamin C are found in lower levels in fruits and vegetables now than they were 50 years ago.

The Bottom Line?

Most people don't eat eye-saving foods.

Yet, even if you do,
much of the nutrients are lost to soil depletion, cooking and storage.

Either way, your eyes are not getting what they need.

They're not getting the AMOUNTS of vitamins and minerals
that research indicates necessary.

Take This "Eat Like A Horse" Quiz

See how much you'd have to eat - every day - to keep your eye health.

1. How many bowls of fresh spinach would you need to eat every day
to get the 10 mgs. of lutein that one study has shown
improves vision in people with Macular Degeneration over a 1-year period?

2. How many oranges would you need to eat each and every day
to get the 500 mgs. of Vitamin C
the AREDS study showed help slow the progression of vision loss?

3. How many daily cups of sunflower seeds are required
to get the 400 I.U. of vitamin E used in the AREDS study?
ANSWER: between 11 and 12

4. ... women who took a combination of folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12
had a 35 percent to 40 percent lower risk
of developing age-related Macular Degeneration
than the women who took a placebo.
How many pounds of liver would you need
to eat to get the 50 mgs. of vitamin B6 used in the study?
ANSWER: About 11 pounds

5. How many cups of chopped peanuts does it take
to get the 25 mgs. of zinc (highly concentrated in the eye)
that's in the EYEMAX-plus Vision & Body Formula?
ANSWER: About 3 cups

Martin Sussman President & Founder Cambridge Institute for Better Vision

On May 11, 2012
The Program for Better vision sent an excerpt from a book about gender differences,
and there the claim, that boys see differently than girls,
inserted in "Voices 6"


January 26, 2013, from an e-mail from "Better Vision"
"I feel as if I trust my eyes to see what they can,
without worrying about what they can't."

David Callard, Surrey Great Britain