Posts Tagged ‘Larry Dossey’

Dr. Larry Dossey’s Reality-Revising Dream

September 1, 2009

Dr. Larry Dossey

When I interviewed Dr. Larry Dossey for my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, he told me an incredible story that illustrated the power of dreams. Here is an excerpt from that story, beginning with his bio.

Dr. Larry Dosseys books include The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things, Reinventing Medicine, and Healing Words. Dr. Dossey, the executive editor of EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing, a peer-reviewed, bimonthly publication, has become an internationally influential advocate of the mind’s role in health and the role of spirituality in healthcare.

Although there have been no incredible moments in my life that one would call epiphanies, I’ve had experiences of what I call nonlocal mind (akin to collective consciousness) uniting me with my patients through dreams. These dreams, which generally occurred the night before I was to see the patient involved, were extremely vivid and full of clinical facts.

For example, during my first year of practice as an internist in a Dallas hospital, I dreamt about Justin, the four-year-old son of a colleague. I had met this child only a few times and certainly didn’t know him well. In the dream, he was stretched out on an examining table and one of his parents was trying to comfort him. There was some sort of medical technician trying to do something to his head but Justin would have none of it; he was going berserk. Finally, the medical technician threw up (more…)

Why Bother to Pray for Others?

February 20, 2009

boy-and-dog-prayingEvery intercessory prayer you offer adds that much more love and healing energy to the consciousness of the individual you are praying for. In Healing Words, Reinventing Medicine, and other books, Dr. Larry Dossey, who has spent years researching the relationship between prayer and healing, cites numerous scientific studies that strongly support the power of prayer.

Indeed, an intercessory prayer, when uttered with loving intention and unbroken attention, may mean the difference between life and death. Yet there are so many factors in play—the recipient’s karmic debts, sacred contracts, and will to live, to name a few—that your prayer may not appear to affect the ultimate outcome.

So why bother to pray? (more…)