People often become healers because of their own trauma and suffering. There are many stories about people who had their lives upended because of some injury, illness, or trauma and after healing their condition changed their lives to try and help others overcome their problems.
In my own case I had experienced a serious spinal cord injury from a car accident that left me facing life as a quadriplegic with the possibility of someone having to take care of my every need. I had lost most of the feeling and use of my arms and legs and also lost some organ function like bladder and bowel control. After the surgery to take the pressure of my spinal cord my neurosurgeon said I might never walk again.
Soon after my surgery I could tell something was very different but I couldn’t quite grasp what was happening to me. I was facing what looked like a tragic life altering situation yet I felt very calm and peaceful and I wasn’t on any drugs. In fact it was the happiest I had ever felt in my life. I had stopped taking the pain medications the day after my surgery so I knew it wasn’t the drugs that were affecting me. Along with this newfound sense of peace I could feel a new energy coursing through my body.
After a short period I realized what had happened. Because I suddenly had my whole life turned upside down and was facing losing everything that I lost my identity or who I thought I was and my mind just gave up and surrendered to what was happening without resisting or fighting the situation. It was as if suddenly I was someone totally different than I thought I was previously. I realized the mind attaches itself to certain labels and concepts of who or what it should be.
I was familiar with energy healing because I had taught Qigong in the past. Qigong is an ancient practice that uses different movement, meditations and breathing techniques to gather universal energy to heal the body and mind. This kind of energy that I now felt moving through me was different than what I had experienced previously and I could tell I was beginning to heal. Soon after leaving the hospital the feeling in my arms started to return. Then within a couple of days of leaving the hospital I began to start taking very small baby steps while holding on to a walker and someone helping to hold me up.
I had to learn to walk again. I was like a baby learning to take its first steps. I could barely feel my legs and they felt like they were filled with sand and weighed 1,000 pounds. This is quite common with spinal cord injuries. It took a tremendous amount of effort just to try and get one foot to just move a few inches in front of the other foot. It took me about 2 and half years of some very challenging times to be able to walk fairly normal again but today I am fairly mobile and pain free.
After a couple of years of recovery I had a feeling that I should try working energetically on others to see if I could help them. Previously I had taught others Qigong for self healing. I had learned some healing techniques but hadn’t really used them on others before but I thought I would try them on some friends and they said they would feel better after I worked with them.
After awhile I thought I would experiment trying to help people when doing it when they were at another location. I tried this because one of my teachers could do this and he was very effective. Also I had read some studies where other people were doing the same thing and had results. I found that the people that I was working with at a distance were having the same good results as when it was done in person.
After a lot of experimenting I found I had a gift for distant energy healing and started working with people all over the world. The distance energy healing works to help clear the blockages in the acupuncture meridians and chakras. The chakras are subtle energy centers in the spine that yoga philosophy recognizes as an important interface between consciousness and matter. Many ancient texts mention that blockages in the chakras can be attributed to most physical, mental, emotional and spiritual problems.
Today some quantum physicists are recognizing what mystics have said for millennium that we are all connected and so the concept of distant healing isn’t such a stretch that distant energy healing can work. Some medical institutions such as the California Pacific Medical Center are now scientifically studying the positive effects of distant energy healing. Distant energy healing will become more popular as people are looking for more alternative healing methods.
Michael Mohoric is the past Secretary of the International Tibetan Qigong Association and specializes in distant energy and emotional healing. He has studied alternative healing for over 25 years and is a Certified Qigong Instructor and Professional Member of the National Qigong Association. www.qigongenergyhealing.com
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