Utilizing the Power within Us

Utilizing the Power within Us

 Seeing and experiencing is believing. No bombing mission I flew during WWII was scarier than a mind control course my wife and I took several years ago. At the end of this training we practiced healing. The procedure was to pick another in the class as your partner (preferable someone you didn’t know). One would be the “proposer” and the other the “healer.”

Facing one another, both would close eyes and the healer would slowly count backwards from 10. Then the proposer would say, “I have a (man) (woman) I want you to heal.  Can you see this person?” It would take several minutes for the healer to reply and describe the person to be healed.

I was the proposer and I was concerned about my cousin who had recently had a cancerous eye removed, and the healer was a young Navy enlisted man. Finally,my healer partner said he saw the person whom he described as a lean man, neatly dressed and carrying a briefcase. (My cousin was a thin lawyer who always carried from his office a fat briefcase with work to do at home).

I then asked the healer to examine him to see if he saw any dark places in his body.  He was quiet for a minute; then reported he saw no darkness in the body.  I then told my partner to examine him six months ago.  Ten seconds later, he let out a cry, slapped his hand to his face and said, “Oh! My right eye.”

During this exercise, my wife was serving as the proposer and her concern was our college-age son who had serious lactose intolerance. The healer with her eyes closed described our son as a young man, and his hands were moving very rapidly. (His favorite hobby was drumming in a band).

The healer said she saw a dark area around his mid section, which she was removing with magic white paint.  Then the healer said the dark area had disappeared. Three months later when our son was visiting us, we were shocked at breakfast to see him pouring milk on his cereal. When we quizzed him aboutthis, he said, “I don’t know what happened but sometime around the end of April I suddenly realized I liked milk and have been drinking it ever since.” (Our mind control class on healing had been on April 25.)

So, you’re asking – “What does this have to do with being a Joyful Catholic?”  Good question.  I think it demonstrates that if we take advantage of our fantastic mental power with concentrated prayer, we can become effective healers.  As Sigmund Freud said, “The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.”

It is a tingling thought to realize that with focused prayer and our wealth source of the Holy Trinity, our Virgin Mary and the thousand of saints – all waiting and eager to intercede — we have available an avalanche of healing power within our grasp.  A few thousand years ago, Aristotle remarked that, “The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”

 So, what are your thoughts about this to share with your fellow readers? (aljagoe@comcast.net)

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