At a 1998 weekend workshop conducted by spiritual healer Dr. Ibrahim Jaffe, I learned about energy healing, the practice of balancing the energy field that surrounds the human body. On the final day, Ibrahim demonstrated his healing method on a few of the participants. One woman he brought up to the front of the class had sustained injuries in a car accident that restricted the use of various parts of her body, including her hands.
After only a minute or so of working with her energy, Ibrahim, who is clairvoyant, stopped and gently said, “You could be healed right now, but you’re not ready for that, are you?” To my astonishment, she agreed. She explained that she had obsessive-compulsive disorder and was actually thrilled when she could no longer use her hands because that meant she didn’t have to touch doorknobs. She added that the thought of being healthy was such a foreign concept to her that she was afraid of it, that she wouldn’t know how to think or act in the absence of her maladies.
I was dumbfounded. For the first time, I realized that some people would prefer not to be healthy. Her confession affirmed that the best outcomes occur when healing the mind and spirit precedes the curing of the body, and that if the underlying reasons for the body’s ills are not addressed, the same problems may resurface after the body is repaired. That day, I understood that healing is a choice, and the more consciously we make that choice, the healthier we will be.
I wrote two later posts about my profound experiences in Ibrahim’s 2009 weekend seminar:
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ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA
Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?
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