Healing and Energy Work: A Review
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and Spiritual Healing
impulses recorded by Kirlan Photography reveal an aspect of us
that, as a society, we have not been aware of. These are the subtle
emanations seen by psychics and felt by spiritual healers.
the West, modern scientific healing, has, for close to a century,
emphasized drugs, surgery and technology. Spiritual healing has
taken a back seat, and has been a source of skepticism. Religious
healing has, however, survived in some cultures in the form of
Shamans, witch doctors, faith healers, Sufism and so in Oriental
countries is integrated with medical models.
our society, the split between scientific and religious healing
has continued until just recently. Modern medical scientists have
begun to be curious about the body, mind and spirit connection.
Carl and Stefanie Simington, Dr. Bernard Grad, and Dr. Raymond
Moody have made great strides in this respect.
Feedback is an example of consciousness training. The Green's,
who did extensive research in bio feedback, coined the phrase
‘science of consciousness.' With bio feedback, we can train
ourselves to warm our bodies, flush out cancer cells or quit smoking
on of hands is a timeless form of spiritual healing that crosses
most religious faiths. Today, spiritual healing is often dismissed
as ‘a miracle', a product of ‘divine intervention'
OR the condition that was healed is considered to now be ‘merely
psychosomatic,' OR the healing is considered to be a spontaneous
regression of the disease.
Elmer and Alyce Green, Sr. Justa Smith, Delores Krieger and Dr.
Bernard Grad have gone a long way to place spiritual healing more
in the main stream by de-mystifying it. Sr. Justa Smith has proven
that a spiritual healer can change the biological structure of
experiments started each morning taking a sample of enzymes, breaking
that sample into four equal parts. The 1st sample was the control
group - nothing was done to it; the 2nd sample was given to a
healer to be treated; the 3rd sample was placed in a very powerful
magnet; and the 4th sample was placed under an ultraviolet light
to damage it's structure and then treated by the healer.
rate at which the enzymes from each sample could then break down
protein was monitored. From this observation, data was collected
and results calculated. Both the hands of the healer and the magnetic
energy increased the enzyme activity, whether or not the enzyme
was whole or damaged.
we learn to control this energy, we can learn to help people in
ways that we have not as of yet been doing.
Bernard Grad, from McGill University, has done a number of significant
plant and animal studies on laying on of hands. In his plant studies,
the healer energized water that was fed to half of the plants
studied. The plant activity was then monitored in both the control
and experimental groups. There was observed to be a significant
increase of green matter of chlorophyll in the treated plants.
plant studies inspired Delores Kreiger, a professor of nursing
at NYU, to measure haemoglobin similarly treated in human patients.
She did several large studies in New York Hospitals. One study
involved 64 patients. Half were treated with therapeutic touch
and half were treated as a control group, receiving no therapeutic
experimental group were individually asked which part of their
bodies needed treatment. The trained therapist group proceeded
to feel the patient's electro magnetic field and then directed
their energies to where they and the patient felt imbalances.
energies of love and compassion are allowed to flow freely from
the therapist to patient through this method. Samples of blood
were taken before and after treatment in both the control and
experimental groups. Haemoglobin values and the hematic ratios
were measured. No changes in the 32 in the control group occurred.
However, all 32 in the experimental group had measured changes
in the haemoglobin value and in the hematic ration.
more haemoglobin, the body's metabolism is that much more efficient.
This also means that we are much more intimately connected to
each other than we had ever imagined. This connection is much
too subtle for out current means of measurement to be effective
in assessing it.
a moment and put your own hands together in a prayer position.
Now pull your hands a part and feel the energy between them. At
home you can energize a cotton wad and place that on any body
part needing attention. Before eating you can place your hands
over your food and energize it to be healthy, healing and ask
that you absorb only all that is good from it. As you think, so
it is. That is what visualization is all about.
this energy is of an electrical nature, then where does it come
from? For answers to this, we must look to the East where they
have systems of healing based on using this force. Effie Chow
is world famous for her use of chi in healing. Barry and I witnessed
her releasing crippling arthritis from a lady, who had it for
ten years. It took her only 3 minutes to release the energy and
heal the women's arthritis.
Visualizations, Observation and Meditation
are energy centres that emanate this energy more strongly than
other centres of the body. We can demonstrate this with diving
rods. When you hold diving rods over each chakra point, the rods
will either cross or open in response to the energy. Through visualization
we can direct and focus this energy to do what we want it to do.
In the healing touch, the crux of the treatment takes place in
the mind of the healer where they visualize what needs to happen.
is the next skill that happens. When centred, the healer can observe
and evaluate reasonably accurately where the patient needs to
have energy focussed. As a healer, we can sense differences in
the energy field of the patient - this is not a diagnosis based
on a classification system as a doctor would do - but it is an
evaluation of imbalances perceived in energy.
do not stop at our skin. There is a definitive mind to mind and
spirit to spirit connection between the patient and the healer.
The basics of making this connection are visualization, observation
and meditation. You must visualize in your mind what needs to
be done, observe where in the patient it needs to occur, and then
centre yourself so you can focus on directing that healing energy
to where it needs to go. Visualization is at its best as prayful
visioning - asking the Divine for healing as it is for the person's
a healer, you are your own sounding board. You have to trust in
your own intuitive judgements. Therefore, your motivations have
to be pure of heart and altruistic. You have to do it, not because
you need love, but because you want to love - ego free and other
or spiritual healing opens the door to new unlimited human potential
in both the healer and the patient. As the field of laying on
of hands is studied more scientifically, we stand to gain as a
human race, far beyond our current imagination can visualize.
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