I will never forget the first time I knew that subtle energy was real—and that it had the power to change reality.
I was a journalist investigating healing. I was intrigued, but extremely skeptical. I decided that in addition to interviewing healers and healees, I should use myself as a guinea pig and try a few healings myself.
As I have written about in A Call to Heal, my memoir of becoming a healer, I had several healings which, in the moment, did not impress me. Finally, I had my fifth healing. Dianne, the healer, told me that I had barbs stuck in my throat. She said they had been thrown by men. It was the craziest thing I had ever heard. I thought about leaving. Ultimately, I decided to see how she would play it. So I lay down on the healing table.
Everything seemed quite gentle. But when she got to my neck, suddenly I felt the most irritating sensation. It made me want to attack her, anything to make it stop.
"What are you doing?" I asked.
"Removing the barbs," she replied.
When we finished the session, I asked, somewhat sarcastically, "Are they going to come back?"
"Not unless you allow it," she said.
How crazy can you get? I was sure that I would never see Dianne, or any other healer, ever again.
Ten days later, on a ski trip, I got into an argument with a male relative. In the heat of it, all of sudden, I paused and for the first time in my life, I heard my relative's nasty tone of voice. "Don't ever speak to me like that," I said.
A few days later, on the plane heading home, I realized, I had just experienced the barbs that Dianne had been talking about. Even more astonishing, removing them had completely changed me and my world. It was as if she had gone in and rewrote my operating system. Indeed, that's exactly what she did.
Since then, I have had countless experiences of my own, and countless experiences working with others.
Just moving the energy a little bit can indeed change reality.
A crooked spine straightens; someone emerges from a coma; an infertile couple suddenly find themselves pregnant; a woman's radiation burns from cancer treatments heal up; someone in excruciating, debilitating pain is able to get out of bed again, pain free; a house that is languishing on the market suddenly has several buyers.
It is hard to believe that reality is malleable, that we can reshape it if we don't like what we are experiencing. It is hard to believe that everyone and everything in the universe is connected.
Yet once you start turning the key, start mastering the operating code, everything changes. You realize, it isn't just luck. It isn't completely random. There is a deeper meaning and a deeper purpose to what takes place. And then you wonder.....why didn't anyone tell me this before?