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"No, I have absolutely no idea what water is,"
said the fish. "Why do you ask?"
(Eleanor Barrow cartoon in
Quantum Touch by Richard Gordon)
This cartoon makes me laugh because I used to be like that fish. I had no idea that we live in an "ocean" of universal life force energy . That fish represents an over-whelming number of people. If we asked the average Christian if they believed in Chi life force energy they would likely answer "no." That is sad and ironic because Christians & Latter-day Saints use several different terms for "life force energy" -- they just haven't realized it yet! Scriptures use a completely different set of vocabulary to describe the same 'foreign'terms that holistic health practitioners use!
She explained that these treatments involved re-patterning the light around a person, which I later found out was called life-force energy. I read dozens of books about this novel avenue of help as fast as I could. One medical doctor wrote, "healing involved a strengthening of the underlying integrity of an individual's human energies and their re-patterning in a healthier way" (Susan Wagner, M.D., A Doctor's Guide to Therapeutic Touch, 29). We found by experience that techniques which cleared and balanced the subtle energy/unseen light enveloping the body were incredibly helpful for my daughter with
depression, severe anxiety & mood swings.
The insistence of the spirit led me to this seemingly unusual help. Initially, I wasn't sure of its compatibility with Christianity. Later on, I found prophets comparing life-force energy to
intelligence in the light of Christ. That was incredibly validating! New vocabulary words I had learned such as "Chi"and "prana" suddenly became Christian related terms - no longer cloaked in foreign sounding titles. Additionally, the Light of Christ was also compared by prophets to consciousness. Eventually, that added another health benefiting avenue of study since scholars said higher consciousness, such as forgiveness, could be used purposefully. My family was blessed to learn by experience that forgiveness in all things - is indeed healing to the body.
This site offers several answers to the question, "What else is there?" when seeking health and wellness. It is possible that there are variables involved in healing that one has never even considered before. Traditional medicine generally doesn't practice from the
perspective of Whole Person Health. I refer to one of the medical field's overlooked areas with the scriptural term "chasing darkness" (from D&C 50).
Some of the best things I have learned since writing my book involve the physical side of mental issues and the gut as the "second brain." I am grateful there are Functional Medicine doctors that seek out the root cause of symptoms instead of just offering symptom relief. My family has been greatly blessed by the modality Radionics facilitated by people instead of machines affecting the physical body.
It has been a huge blessing to have learned about Empowerplus. Formulated specifically for brain and nervous system health, this heaven inspired product has IMMENSELY helped family members and clients across the board of mental health issues. (Read about the Stephan family's incredible story behind this formula on a post HERE. )
Energy healing has taught me how to apply Jesus Christ's atonement in ways I had not considered before. Jesus Christ is the source of all healing. The Bible tells us,"For I am the Lord that healeth thee." It has been my experience that helping people in the healing arts is to help them draw nearer unto Christ. I am a witness of the Savior swallowing up our burdens in His love. This work is very Christ centered when credit is given where credit is due. Scripture says the Savior took upon Himself not only our sins, but also our illnesses and heartaches... all mortal bitterness. That includes our unresolved emotions which are heavily tied to our health. Studying the field of Energy Medicine has helped me to understand deeper meaning of scripture verses (some verses I previously thought were merely symbolic).
The more I learn about energy healing, the more I learn that faith is a principle of power. It can also be a spiritual gift. In my opinion, energy healing is better referred to as "spiritual re-patterning." I have observed over 10 years as a facilitator of Healing Arts that doing emotional release work can be a very spiritual process which fosters the development of spiritual gifts. There are also areas in alternative therapies that I avoid altogether. My book contains warnings about these things. It has been my experience that Christ-centered integrative health modalities teach a person they can ask in faith for much more than previously thought. And our body's ability to heal is greater than we've been led to believe. Open your heart to new possibilities. My family is extremely blessed because we did!
The current status of energy medicine and its increasing challenge to the biochemical paradigm that has dominated conventional medicine are reviewed. While energy medicine represents only a small fraction of one percent of the 2.2 trillion dollar health care industry, six properties of energy medicine give it strengths that could augment conventional health care models. These include the ways energy medicine 1) can address biological processes at their energetic foundations (reach), 2) regulates biological processes with precision, speed, and flexibility (efficiency), 3) fosters healing and prevents illness with interventions that can be readily, economically, and non-invasively applied (practicality), 4) includes methods that can be utilized on an at-home, self-help basis, fostering a stronger patient and practitioner partnership in the healing process (patient empowerment), 5) adopts non-linear concepts consistent with distant healing, the healing impact of prayer, and the role of intention in healing (quantum compatibility), and 6) strengthens the integration of body, mind, and spirit, leading not only to a focus on healing, but to achieving greater well-being, peace, and passion for life (holistic orientation).” (David Feinstein, PhD and Donna Eden; “Six Pillars of Energy Medicine - Clinical Strengths of a Complementary Paradigm”)