Contributor: Evan Griffith of The World is Freaky Beautiful: Celebrating Personal and Spiritual Exploration at www.freakybeautiful.com.
One evening last year my wife and I dined with a fascinating couple. Over the years they’ve studied various approaches to energy healing, and that night they took the opportunity to relate to us a few stories of how they’ve used this knowledge to help others. One of the stories told by the wife, Gretten, especially stood out in my mind.
She once knew an older woman who had a hearing issue, she said. The problem wasn’t hearing loss, though; instead, there was something much worse as her constant companion: a sound so jarringly persistent in her ears that it incapacitated her. It was agony to exist. Concentration was nil, and her ability to enjoy life, gone.
Traditional medicine hadn’t worked, which is why this older woman had sought out Gretten. Together they performed some energy work, using spiritual powers to affect this very physical problem.
The remarkable result was this: the sound in this woman’s ears, untreatable by conventional means, was lessened so greatly by a few over-the-phone energy healing sessions that afterwards she was able to go about her life satisfactorily. Though not eliminated entirely, the sound had diminished from a 9 to 10 on the 10-point scale of awfulness to maybe a 2 or 3.
Now, it was something she could deal with.
It’s spirituality for the rest of us.
Eckhart Tolle is awesome. So are Byron Katie and all those Buddhist monks we hear about. Why, then, doesn’t their advice immediately solve all our most pressing spiritual problems?
Why are their results so difficult to replicate?
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