Healers get asked all sorts of questions.
Where ‘it's’ from,
how it works, if it can be harmful. The question has also been
asked if it works if one is not religious or of a different race
and/or religion. These questions never cease to surprise healers.
By trying to clarify what healing is, I hope to help those new
to healing to allay any fears.
The whole point of healing is to heal
not only the physical body, but the mind and spirit/soul of
the one seeking healing. This
sounds like a big order. The fact is that without change on
level, then a physical healing may take far longer to achieve,
have limitations, and may not even take place at all. Unfortunately
a lot of sickness begins in the mind. It can also be brought
over from past lives as karma. In
this type of case it is helpful during
healing sessions for a patient to ‘unload’ by talking
to the healer about what is causing them anger in their lives.
Diseases usually settle into the etheric
body before affecting the physical body. It is therefore important,
as soon as an imbalance
is felt (feeling out of sorts) that a healer or other alternative
practitioner treats the etheric body. Whilst it may not stop
the disease, it will lessen the problem and resolve it more quickly.
Healing itself is achieved by a healer
channelling energies from the source of the energy. Some people
call this the Universal
Energy Force. Healers work by being
in atunement with that source. In
what is known as Spiritual Healing, many
healers are aware of their guides or other entities in spirit
who are healing
For many healers, the knowledge of this ‘extra back-up’ gives
them delight on a personal level and clearly, there is an extra
boost of energy.
I liken spiritual healing to a radio
powered by a battery. The radio (in the case of healing), I
perceive as the patient. The
radio requires a conduit or battery to receive the World service.
The healer provides that conduit to the Source of the healing-which
is the Universal Energy Force.
Meditation/stillness is very necessary
for healers to achieve atunement and
maintain it. Some healers actively pray over a
play soft, relaxing music in the background and will not wish
a patient to talk at all. I have had patients come to me who
already seen another healer who has insisted on music and a
prayerful silence. Many patients find this intimidating and
is not to say that this way of giving healing is wrong. Every
healer and patient must find the method of healing which suits
in playing music it denies a patient the opportunity to diffuse
emotional problems by not encouraging them to talk.
On a personal level, I find that it
is far better to actively encourage patients to talk, particularly
at the first session.
preliminary session the patient and healer establish a close
link in the form of trust. This is essential for the healing
Sometimes, where there is great anger, bitterness and sadness
being held within, this first session almost invariably allows
to cry-often copiously. This is all part of the healing process,
perhaps indeed, the most important part, because this hurt
must be dealt with for the soul to heal. Clearly, it is better
have a healing on a one- to- one basis on the first few occasions,
than being given healing as part of a group level. Healing
given by several healers in a group, can be very effective,
is not conducive to building up the necessary trusting link
which patients usually find by seeing one healer.
Just as there are many ways a healer
may work to feel comfortable, so will a patient need to find
that which feels most comfortable
for them. Unfortunately, there can occasionally be a mutual
and immediate antipathy where both healer and patient feel
link. This will cause barriers to be put up on one or both
sides and no healing will take place. Although this has never
to me, I have been told by patients who have sought help from
healers that this is so.
For example, one delightful Jewish gentleman came to me for
healing, with excellent results. He’d previously sought
healing from a male healer nearer his home town. Sadly, this
healer was antagonistic
and stated bluntly that he couldn’t help him. This was
clearly the healer’s own prejudices being placed before
compassion and love. It is easy to excuse such unloving behaviour
we are only human with human failings. Healers must
be able to rise above these base emotions. If
they cannot do so, then it is
better to tell the patient kindly, that they personally don’t
feel able to help them-and suggest another healer as an alternative.
They should also seriously ask themselves why they are working
as a healer. Love, which is the motivator,
must always come first.
Some healers may stand behind a seated
patient and just gently
place their hands on the patient’s shoulders for ten
minutes or so. Usually they won’t speak or expect the
patient to speak during this time. Other healers will use
both hands some
6 inches away from the patient, rarely, if ever touching
them. They work not only over the particular area where the
has a problem, but also over the Solar Plexus area.
It is known that
to work over this area which is the Power House of
the chakras, stimulates the endocrine area, which cleanses
sending fresh supplies to affected areas, thus speeding the
of healing. It is in this way that I personally work, and
whilst my hands are doing the work, I encourage patients
to talk if
wish, or rest quietly. Occasionally they may go to sleep
Some healers find it unnecessary to
spend a great deal of time in preparation prior to giving healing.
so finely honed that it is literally like a tap being turned
thought of giving healing, or hearing that someone is ill
and they will feel their hands energised. Fortunately for
this category, but it can happen in very inconvenient circumstances
and places! I am thinking in particular of meeting people
on holiday who have succumbed to illness or an accident
I am a great believer in laughter during
a healing session. Of course there are times, particularly
at a first session, or if
I sense there is a lot of anger present in the patient, that
this would not be appropriate. However, over the years I have
that laughter breaks down any barriers a patient may have and
there is nothing better for opening the chakras (energy
centres) to allow
healing to take place. My husband is sometimes in another room
and often hears both patient and myself laughing-he comments
how good this is to hear. If a patient doesn’t always receive
an immediate healing at least they go away feeling happier in themselves.
Sometimes patients will wish to continue coming for healing when
it is no longer necessary-simply because they know they can talk
and laugh during a healing session, which gives them a feel-good
factor. I am one of those people who always have a ‘banana
skin’ story to relate. Life supplies me with an abundance
of strange and often hilarious happenings, I do wonder at times
if they are sent to cheer others up!
Is it necessary to have faith? Not at
all. I quote the example of giving healing to animals and babies-do
they have faith? No…and
mostly they do not put up any barriers, which will bring fear to
the healing room. Healing does not take account of religion
or race. We were all created with a
connection to The Source,
which is all that matters. Some religions are actively against
This is because they do not understand it. For many years I
had a Priest come to me for healing with wonderful results.
first met him, he was almost 80 years old and no longer able
to kneel. This vexed him dreadfully and I offered to give him
He was able to kneel from that first time right up to the last
month of his life, which was some 5 years later. Not only that,
but he once again took to ‘crabbing’ on the seashore,
long walks and gardening. He remarked often, that if priests
were able to do in churches what healers are able to do, then
would be full.
Christ's breach of the Sabbath in healing
instead of attending the temple, showed that the higher, moral
law of love supercedes
the lower law of literal and ceremonial obedience.
a patient feel? Sometimes absolutely
nothing. Most people however, will feel
not only relaxed mentally and physically but also sense the
energy. This can take the form of heat or cold, tingling,
tickling. Many patients feel a ‘pulling’ sensation. Sometimes
the healing can accentuate the pain for a short time, particularly
where nerve endings are concerned.
Occasionally one treatment is sufficient,
but usually healing takes place over a period of time. In particular,
will need to see a healer not only throughout chemotherapy
or radiotherapy treatment, but also for a long time after,
field. It is important to state that even in the case of a
terminal illness, healing is of great benefit. It is just as
to state that healing can never do any harm-in
fact, quite the reverse.
Healers should never tell patients to
stop taking medication when prescribed by more orthodox methods
such as from their doctors
or when receiving hospital treatment etc. Although healing
has no harmful side effects, some chemical substances, as well
and radiotherapy do carry some extreme side effects. Healing
however, is not a substitute for orthodox medicine; it should
to it. Many healers visit patients in hospitals and openly
give healing. Although some doctors and nurses are quite happy
this, there can be opposition. In fact, it is not necessary
to make any overt healing actions. A patient will receive
healing from simply holding their hand and being within the
of the healer.
This is a specialised field and a patient
needs to be sure that a crystal healer really knows their subject.
can be harmful. Certain crystals-particularly
quartz crystal, which
is the most used of all crystals, can actually multiply cancer
cells. Healers working with crystals usually have their patients
lying on a couch and place different crystals over corresponding
chakras. (See Usage of Crystals)
give absent or distant healing to patients. Sometimes it
is difficult for a patient
to travel to see a healer. Relatives and friends often ask
healing to be given to their loved ones who perhaps are afraid
of seeing a healer. I personally do not see any reason why
absent healing should not be administered, even to those
who do not
believe in it. If they truly do not want to receive the healing
their own soul will put up barriers and make the healing
ineffective. However, where a patient known to the healer is
unable to visit,
or be visited, and there is some emergency, it has been proved
that absent healing works very well.
As an example, I arranged with one such
patient to send her healing at 4.00pm. I knew that she’d be laying down on her bed and
ready for the appointed time and I similarly prepared myself by
going into stillness about 10 minutes before. What I didn’t
know was that my healing room clock was 5 minutes fast, so I
unwittingly began ahead of the patient.
She, unaware I was already sending out
healing thoughts, was walking across the room carrying a
newly filled hot water bottle,
suddenly a great force of energy made her reel and almost
fall to the ground. She got into bed quickly somewhat shocked.
planned, she rang me some 2hrs later. When we spoke, I apologised
that my clock was fast and therefore I had begun rather early.
She described what had happened. This type of incident has
happened many times. When I travel abroad and there is, say,
time difference, sending absent healing to patients has been
known to wake them up precisely at the time. Healing
knows no barriers
of time or distance. It is also clear, as absent healing
works so well, that I am just a conduit for the healing. It
in spirit who work with healers and who also use the Universal
Energy Force who heal those at distance, when the healer
brings to their attention the needs of a sick person.
This is a very specialised field of
healing. There are very few healers that are able to work
in this way.
Dynamic healers are able to channel vast amounts of Universal
the Source. They are also able to work on a group of patients
by extending their own auric field to encompass many-even
at a great
distance. This can and does produce in the patients various
physical manifestations. Their bodies are manipulated by
the energy into
strange and distorted shapes to regulate or allow the body
to heal itself. I have never seen or heard of any patient
whilst participating in this form of healing. It is an
amazing thing to behold and a joy to be a participant.
There are many diseases, malformations
of the body etc., which are of a karmic nature. This is a means
of ‘paying back’,
not necessarily in kind, for wrong-doings in previous incarnations.
It is one of the Laws of the
and Effect. Or, what you sow you reap.
This does not necessarily happen in the immediate
lifetime following that which one has transgressed the laws.
It can be many lifetimes later.
Where an entity has been responsible
for the death or suffering of others in many lifetimes, then
likewise, that entity will
have to repay in many incarnations. They too will have to suffer
experience sudden death. This will not always be a foreshortened
life of their own, but perhaps worse, to see their loved ones
lose their life in a tragedy. It would also be wrong to assume
physically and mentally impaired person is repaying some karmic
debt. Ill health can come from environmental causes, poor nutrition,
genetic or DNA source, or simply ‘going into’ the
wrong body. This last is perhaps more difficult to understand,
simply means that the embryo has developed abnormal cells during
This is usually
seen to take place where there are a large number of people
gathered and a man/woman who
in the light of a guru/healer will ‘heal’ those
presence. This is manifested by individuals being touched lightly
into a trance- like state to the floor. This is in the form
of group hypnosis and rarely has a sustained healing. Such
who work in this way are usually able to draw on a huge amount
of odic energy and
rely on their own charismatic personalities. This
is magnetic healing.
Whilst it would be wrong to generalise,
I personally would not wish to participate in such healings.
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This is another ancient Chinese therapy
which has been practised for some 3,500 years. Patients are
treated by the use of needles,
which are stuck gently into their body at particular points.
These points lie along invisible energy channels called meridians,
are linked to internal organs. This method releases negative
energy by increasing or decreasing the flow of energy through
Chinese medicine views the body as a
balance between two opposing, yet complimentary natural forces
called ‘yin’ (female
force) and ‘yang’ (male force). Acupuncturists will
ask many questions about your way of life and the physical or
stressful problems that you are experiencing. Chinese diagnosis
ancient set of rules to select meridian points. Almost any ailment
can be treated, but as with any therapy, the length of time treatments
are needed depends entirely on the individual and the seriousness
of the problem. See chart for chakra and meridian point.
Reflexologists massage what they call
reflex areas or pressure points in the feet to treat diseases
found in parts of the body.
On the soles of the feet there are ‘links’ to each
part of the body. Although this cannot be explained scientifically,
any more than other alternative practices such as Spiritual Healing
and Acupuncture, the fact is massage to these special zones on
the feet can cause a patient to jump with shock and feel pain,
when the corresponding area in the body is damaged or diseased.
The massage is to clear the negative energy and allow it to flow
freely. It is believed that the right foot mirrors the right-
hand side of the body and the left foot mirrors the left-hand
Reflexology, like many other alternative
practices originated in China some 5000 years ago. Ancient
Egyptians used a form of reflexology, as depicted in
painting in a tomb dating 2330 BC at Saqqara, south of Cairo.
An American, Dr William Fitzgerald introduced
the therapy to the West in 1913. Reflexology works on the same
principals as many other techniques of healing,
mainly to rid the body of negative energy and toxins.
Reiki is a Japanese word meaning "Universal Life-Force-Energy". The "Ki" part
is the same word as Chi or Qi, the Chinese word for the energy which underlies
everything. Reiki is a system for channeling that energy to a sick person
for the purpose of healing.
Dr. Mikao Usui was a Christian minister
in Japan, though Japanese. He was the head of a Christian Boys
School in Japan. His students asked him if
in the miracles which Jesus did (healing, etc). Being a Christian minister
he answered "Yes". They asked if he knew how Jesus had done this, "No" he
said. With this he resolved to find the way in which Jesus had healed.
This immediately set him on a journey of many years. Studying first at
schools in the
US, but with no results. In the Christian schools the method was not known.
It was suggested he study Buddhist writings
since the Buddha had also healed. This took more years studying
at a monastery in the Orient. Nowhere could
he find the answers. In Japan he toured many temples asking for knowledge
the Buddha had healed. At each one the priests said they were more concerned
with spiritual than physical well being. In one small monastery he found
some ancient Sanskrit writings from India, or Tibet. (Research suggests
the sutras to invoke the Medicine Buddha, the invoking of this Buddha
is a common
practice in Tibetan Buddhism) After a few more years of study, he felt
he had come to an understanding and that to go further required in- depth
He declared to the monks of this monastery his intention to fast and
meditate for 21 days at a nearby mountain and that if he did
not come back they
should come and get his body.
Many believe that this was practised
thousands of years ago by Tibetan Buddhist monks, but for reasons
unknown, this knowledge of healing was lost until it
was re-discovered by Dr. Usui. He became spontaneously fully attuned-normally
process is gradual. (I personally believe that Dr.Usui was probably already
fully conversant with Reiki on a soul level-having practiced it in a previous
This appears to follow the pattern of every gift, be it the ability to paint,
sing or heal. The soul does not forget
and the gift is just ‘rediscovered’ in
the next, or another lifetime.
Originally Reiki encompassed at least
four healing rays corresponding to the elements-water, earth,
fire and air. Today Reiki is seen as the earth element.
Students are usually given secret symbols which they ‘attune’ to
in order to channel the healing rays.
Dr. Usui passed on his knowledge to
a chosen few and they in turn, passed their knowledge on. Much
importance is given to ‘who’ your Master or
Masters were and if they can be traced back to Dr Usui himself. There are three
of training in the Reiki system. The first level is to work on yourself and
develop self-healing. The second is to work on others, and the third is to
become a Master
and teach others.
Although I have not personally experienced
Reiki, I’m told by a Reiki healer,
that the energy is easily experienced, particularly if one is given healing from
an ‘attuned’ Reiki practitioner. Whatever the truth and reality of
the claims to its history, I believe that the ability to perform Reiki comes
from the same source- the Universal Energy Source that is used by Spiritual Healers.
Reiki appears to be more ‘hands on’. Many Spiritual Healers do
not touch the patient.
These energies are mainly the ability
of the healer channelling the Universal Energy Force (from
which all healing flows) and the healer also exchanging
energies with the patient. It is stated by some that Reiki healing is a full
cure or resolution of disease. This is perhaps where it differs from Spiritual
Healing. Just as doctors cannot claim complete cures for their patients,
Spiritual Healers do not give such an undertaking. Although
almost all can be helped
significantly, not all can be cured. In Karmic terms, this would be compromising
what the individual
is intended to suffer.
In the simplest form, the Reiki practitioner
places their hands on the recipient with the intent of bringing
healing, and willing the energy to flow. This is
exactly what a Spiritual Healer does.
In Reiki there is a set of hand positions
traditionally taught, which give good coverage over the recipients
entire body. It is not necessary to follow
positions, they are merely taught as a starting position from which the practitioner
can learn. If there is a specific area of concern the practitioner can keep
his/her hands there for as long as necessary
Healing, in all forms –is
intended to touch the soul, returning a patient to a state
of alignment with the Higher Self
which connects directly to the
To the world of spirit there is no such
thing as time or space. This has been stated by me in other
sections. The world we know is only a small fragment
of all that exists. This small fragment is that which our physical bodies
and transmit or describe to our consciousness.
Since there is no time and space to
limit spirit, Reiki can operate without regard to limitations
of space. A level II Reiki practitioner can bring healing
recipient regardless of distance. Again, I must compare this to a Spiritual
Healer practising Absent/Distant Healing, when it is impossible to see the
A Spiritual Healer naturally practices absent healing-whatever the level
of experience. The level the healer is attuned to, depends
mainly upon his/her
However, no one can underestimate the importance of meditation.
Healers should spend much time on their own self-development to make themselves
a channel as possible.
Where Reiki practitioners set high store
upon examinations, a Spiritual Healer does not limit their
healing abilities to theoretical or physical examinations.
Many healers are not interested in taking exams, or joining any particular
branch of healing. They just ‘get on with it’ in their own homes. One has
to ask did Harry Edwards, the greatest healer the U.K. has ever known take any
examinations? Did Jose Arigo, the Brazilian psychic healer/surgeon take examinations-No!
Arigo was a peasant, unlearned in any way. Yet amazing miracles, witnessed by
many people were performed-usually with a rusty knife! Did Christ take examinations?
I doubt it. They and countless others have brought about true miracles of healing.
Many healers are simple people, often from lowly backgrounds, with no academic
leanings, no orthodox study and no training. Many do not even want to be a healer,
but find they are unable to escape their ‘destiny’. I have to state
that I believe a healer is born-not made. Harry Edwards himself stated ‘show
me a healer and I will show you someone who has been through life’s furnace.’
The National Federation of Spiritual
Healers (which Harry Edwards himself formed) has in the past
few years set down rules which enforces the healer to serve
not only the stipulated 2 year probation period, but attend courses (at their
expense-which in itself limits those wishing to attain full Healership status,
to those able to afford to attend these courses.) After this period of time
they appear before a selection panel that reviews the probationary period,
upon the candidate’s suitability to heal.
When I became a member of the N.F.S.H.
the 2 year probation period was sometimes waived (it was for
me) if you could prove you had been actively healing for
some time .The other pre-requisite was to submit the names of 5 patients
willing to testify that they had been substantially improved or fully cured.
Whilst I understand the necessity to
prove Healership if you belong to an organisation, and show
that one is motivated for the right reasons, clearly examinations
and strictures such as these will turn away many natural healers. Examinations
healing a status it does not require. Also healing courses can become mind-orientated
rather than with the spiritual aspect-which should predominate. Being a healer
is not the result of what you know (knowledge can be attained by anyone from
books) it is an expression or statement of what you are-what motivates you.
Spiritual awareness cannot be quantified by forcing a healer to take an examination.
In both Reiki and Spiritual Healing,
some healers are able to channel the healing energies faster
and with more effect than others. That stated, I cannot help
feeling very wary of any healing practices where practitioners are referred
to as a Master, Guru or whatever. This is bringing a healer’s ego to
the forefront, instead of the patient’s well-being. It also smacks
of pretention which is the last thing one needs in a healing situation.
For all healers- it is not necessary
to confine healing to a particular room, place or time. It
is not necessary to have crystals, music, or even prayerful
silence. Remember that laughter raises the vibrations of both healer and
Laughter breaks through stress, fear and anger.
All that is truly needed is
a state of atunement, commitment, and an unending
well of love within the healer’s soul.
It is worth mentioning that
when a healer is linked karmically with someone who needs healing, then
the healing is almost super-charged. If two healers
each other healing a dramatic energy and healing usually takes place.