Cases of spirit and distant healing (3)
Spirit and distant healing (3) Healing notes from Sylvia Browne's
new book, and more from Brother Mandus.
I bring these cases of healing and of spirit communications
from long ago to share with you since often the most recent cases
can't be discussed because many of the people concerned are still
living, and wish to retain their privacy and anonymity. Probably
many on the List have recent cases or stories which have to remain
unpublished for now for this reason.
However, some writers have obtained permission from their
clients to tell their story, and Sylvia Browne has been able to do
that in her latest book, "Insight: Case Files from the Psychic
World." [Dutton. New York. 2006]. It is a good read, covering her
50 years as a medium and one chapter contains cases of healing.
According to her, there are five elements that are essential to every
case of contact or distant healing: God, Prayer, Belief,
Affirmation (that healing is possible) and Knowledge of when it is
time for us to let go and move back to the world of spirit (our true
Home). This last element she calls the Exit Point, and explains it
in detail in a separate chapter.
She acknowledges that the medium or healer doesn't heal, but is
merely the facilitator. God, the Great Spirit or Infinite
Intelligence, effects the healing with the help of the spirits,
guides and helpers close at hand. Examples of healing in her book
include several cases of cancer, leukemia, encephalitis, drug
addiction, tendonitis, kidney infection, heart trouble, eye lesions,
various pains and stiffness of joints, irritable bowel syndrome and
remission from ALS and MS. Her church does a daily healing prayer
ritual similar to SpiritualismList's.
In the book there is also a brief account of the world's psychic
history and the development of Modern Spiritualism, and many of her
cases over the years including police and missing persons work, and
she mentions some fraudulent mediums and psychic hotlines she has
exposed, sued and closed down, including a few copycat "Silvia
Browns!" Her websites are: www.sylvia.org and www.novus.org
Now, here are a few more excerpts from the autobiography of
Brother Mandus (9th January 1907 – 8th March 1988), a non-
denominational healer, who founded what became a world-wide healing
sanctuary in Blackpool. Although not a Spiritualist, he was well
aware that the spirits were working with him, and he noticed that
whenever mediums were present at his healings, they could see the
presences, and the auras surrounding the patients.
"An elderly lady hobbled in one day, locked up with arthritis in
every joint. She could not use her fingers or lift her arms. Her
back was bent and her legs semi-locked. In twenty minutes she was
almost completely free. Her arms and fingers unlocked. Her back
became straight. She ran up and down the Sanctuary, stretched her
arms above her head, touched her toes and cried with joy. All her
pains had melted away like a handful of snow in a fire.
I remember a gentle lady with a very serious heart disorder
and kidney trouble of many years' standing. She was never free from
backache and her heart was pulsing and bumping in a most alarming
manner. During the first treatment her kidneys were perfectly healed
and she has never had the slightest trouble or pain since. Her heart
quietened at the same time and in three or four weeks it was as well
as mine. She has run a private hotel of her own ever since.
One of my wonderful experiences was with an old lady, eighty
years old. I was called out to her home and found her wracked with
pain in her stomach and right side. She had some years previously
had an operation on the liver for removal of cancer and this
wretchedness was gripping her again. I laid my hands on her swollen
side and asked God to manifest His Perfection there NOW. Suddenly
it seemed as though I could "see" inside her body. In my "vision"
was what appeared to be a fold of the liver. On the surface there
was an ugly growth. Then a pencil-like shaft of brilliant white
Light moved from side to side over the affected part, and whenever
the Light touched the ill cells they melted away. When the vision
faded I thank the Father, and she was healed. All the swelling and
pain had gone. She has never had any return to this day – 18 months
Whenever we can get out of the way, all the ever-present Love is
longing to sweep us clean. How simple and natural it is!"
Another man was healed of osteo-arthritis of the legs, for which
he had to wear a spinal jacket. After the healing, he was able to
walk long distances and return to a full day's work. His daughter
had earlier been healed through absent healing of a long-standing
skin disease. An 86-year-old lady had her vision restored after near-
blindness, and a case of multiple sclerosis was cleared completely in
a few minutes, and a year later, there was no recurrence. An ankle
ulcer that wouldn't heal was treated for ten minutes, by prayer and
the laying of a hand over the place, and by the next morning it was
A man came along with the `uncurable' silicosis. The poor chap
could only breathe with difficulty. He said he worked where there
was a lot of stone dust, and his illness was due to the dust clogging
the respiratory organs, where it set like stone. God took it all
away. We all felt it happen simultaneously, and joyfully declared
our realization of his release. His breathing was quite normal, and
he was thrilled to feel his lungs full of cold air again.
I do not wish to place too much emphasis on instantaneous
healings. They illustrate the point that all things can be wrought
through prayer and that, from God's side, his perfection is an
instantaneous power like light blazing into darkness. Many healings
take place over a period of time, and people who persist in seeking
the Great Light become richly blessed in many other ways as well as
eventually receiving their healing. Unfortunately, there are those
who have tried every kind of remedy for years, and failed to get
relief. If they are not then instantly healed when they come very
hesitantly to God, they will not persist and thereby miss a great
opportunity the Father had opened out for them. We receive according
to our ability to realize and accept the perfection that is always
there. The law is perfect and we must learn to abide by it.
The greatest field of exploration left to humans is in the realm
of Divine Mind. What an adventure for those who will rise up to do
and to dare! The world is hungry for the simple Truth. You, my
beloved friends, can be pioneers in the ranks of those who bring
Light into darkness. Pray with faith and love – then you can heal
and transform your own life and the lives of all who touch yours.
From this very hour you can begin to leave trails of blessings behind
you down the years – and many will bless the day you came their way.
And God will bless you.
In absent or distant healing we find that God requires no
intermediary to span the space of a continent or a world. We ask,
and if we accept, healing and blessings are inevitable. Daily
prayers and our friendship and teaching are gladly offered to anyone
in any part of the world. Prayer in the Sanctuary is clear and
definite. Our minds are not hampered by pain or distress* and, as
proven by absent healing records, wonderful blessings enfold those
who will steadfastly join us in seeking that union with God which
brings health and happiness and new life."
*[This does not mean that we ignore the pain and disease, or
refuse regular or allopathic medicine. Medical science is God's
work, too. At the time of spirit healing we merely hang our illness
or our client's illness on the hat stand, along with our hat and
coat, at the door, epoche', before we go into our literal or mental
Sanctuary, and put our focus on the spirit body, and the healing
power of spirit, from higher sources, whether these are conceived of
as God, the Great Spirit, Divine Love-Intelligence, one of the
prophets or masters, healing doctors or other guides and helpers].
Richard T.C. R.
"A lady came to me once and said, `Were you taking a healing
service last Sunday? I was ill with neuritis. Suddenly I realized
the pain had disappeared.' Things like that happen all the world
over. We are to be more spiritual in our lives and through our
behaviour pass to others the greatest message that the world has ever
known. [`There is no death. The life of the spirit continues for ever
in love and joy…..'] Become a living flame of service. It is not
good for the minister, pastor, healer or medium to do all the work.
Both people and pastors should create a living unity of the absolute
power of spirit. You should do your part. Then we all become
channels for God's work.
I live in a world of people who are seeking truth, happiness,
health or success. They are conscious of a deep need, and for many
God has become the last resort after every other channel of hope has
failed. I am daily confronted by trouble, manifesting as physical
illness, disturbed mental states, problems in home or business,
together with worry, fear, or distress about the condition requiring
All these ills MUST have a cause. If we seek to remove the
effect and leave the cause untouched, the distortion will naturally
re-appear in the same or some other form. Causes always produce
equivalent effects. As we live in a spiritual-mental universe, and
because our lives represent the sum total of our mental experiences,
there must be a mental cause for any condition of misery or joy
manifesting now. Our thoughts, reactions to life and environment
from birth have created the personality we now express and, to a
large extent, the states of health or sickness, success or failure,
happiness or unhappiness through which we pass.
The human tragedy is that we are forever seeking forcibly to
eject the effects, the ills or troubles, but seldom attack the
cause. It is like looking through the wrong end of a telescope or
trying to disperse darkness without putting on the light.
In my experience most sickness in the mind, body or affairs, is
cause by long sustained fear, worry, bitterness, resentment, hatred,
selfishness, criticisms, emotional conflicts due to maladjustment at
home or at work, shocks, frustration of maternal or paternal
instincts, grief, remorse, guilt, parental pressure and restriction
during childhood, anger, dislike of vocation, and wrong or negative
thinking of any kind.
The disturbed condition manifesting outwardly is the equivalent
of an inner mental state. `As within, so without,' for what is held
in mind must be pictured forth into outer manifestation. It is not
always possible to isolate the specific mental cause, especially when
it belongs to some past experience, which has long been forgotten.
Nevertheless millions of us are daily thinking ourselves into misery
and death, and it is high time we tackled the real causes of our
personal and world troubles. There is a way, thank God, by which
every inner tension, known or unknown, can be swept aside forever.
The majority of us, of course, are daily sowing the seeds of
good wheat and thistles indiscriminately mixed. We do not always
understand that the harvest is still produced of both kinds. The
good farmer gets rid of the weeds and thistle in his field, and
enjoys his greatest abundance of good crop. When we think this and
survey the world scene we begin to understand the cause of national
and international tribulation. We are all one with each other,
part of the whole, and our individual conflicts in the world body.
Mankind is quite capable of destroying itself physically and
materially by hatreds, resentments, selfishness, greed etc. – all
mental states of mind held in some degree by most of us.
It all adds up to this: the evolution of our individual
happiness, health, success and eternal progress is advanced or
retarded exactly according to the negative or positive quality of our
thoughts. The evolution of our families, and friends, our nation
and the world society is also your responsibility and mine, as
individuals whose thought-power affects all.
In short, it is all a matter of plain commonsense. As soon as
we know the truth about the destructive power of negative thoughts we
change our minds. It is easier to think positively than it is to
torture ourselves with black thoughts. And when we disintegrate our
weakness by allowing Divine Power to help us, then it is the simplest
of all processes. We decide to think with God and Spirit in all
experiences, and all the Love of God is immediately right there. It
involves a decision as simple as a choice between rotting fruit and
luscious pears, or a frozen windswept cave and the warm hearth of a
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