All Is LIGHT
We have all experienced moments of intuition which enable us to make the right choices, the phone calls of a person we were just thinking about, or the feeling that a loved one is in trouble. It is perfectly possible to keep our common sense alive while giving space to this more subtle form of reality that has been known to cultures around the world for thousands of years. Even in scientific circles, many studies have shown significant effects of distance treatments.
All matter is broken down into atoms and waves of energy, including yourself and everyone you know. Psychic healers and shamans have been practicing to harness this energy and use it to heal ailments across many cultures for generations.
What the healers, shamans, and practitioners of holistic medicine have practiced for millennia is now just beginning to be understood and explained by modern science. This energy which is used by healers has been described as the “life energy”, a subtle energy that is “faster than light energy” (Richard Gerber, MD, Vibrational Medicine). From another viewpoint, it is not necessary for the energy to “travel” anywhere. Many traditions describe the universe as being like a holograph, where the whole is contained in every part. What quantum physics has revealed (at least in theory) is that time is not fixed nor is it linear. Time is fluid and flows both forwards and backwards simultaneously. Your past can be altered as much as your future. From this perspective everything is happening at once, there is no past and no future, only the present moment.
What science is also revealing about space or “distance” between objects is that they are actually not separate as they may seem. Though we experience things as being separate from us this again is merely a perception of our limited belief in the illusion that time and space are fixed. In the theory of quantum entanglement (proven with a study done in 1997, University of Geneva in Switzerland), scientists revealed that two photons created by dividing a single photon into two “twins” act and behave as if they are still one and the same, or as if they had never been separated. Therefore if the universe was born of the same matter, then it cannot by this definition ever be separated. In other words Time and distance are only concepts which help our minds define our reality.
The laws of nature which describe subtle energies are different than those which describe the physical body. As physics explores deeper and deeper layers of the structure of creation, phenomena are less and less localized. Some physicists describe a unified field which is non-local. This will seem like a very abstract discussion unless one has experienced altered states of awareness in which the limitations of time and distance have been transcended. In a more expanded state of awareness, it can be understood intuitively that physical distance is no barrier to a healing interaction.
These studies of energy and light are not saying conventional medicine is wrong, it is just taking science a step further. It is time for a more integrative way of looking at the body, and when we start to understand that our body is much more than flesh and bones, unlimited possibilities open up. The heart is called ‘The Emperor’ in the Daoist traditions, and when we tune into our intuition and heart and quiet our mind we have access to unlimited information. When we can access our most important organ in this way, we can access the source of this information and use that to send information out as well.
“The heart is the physical center of the circulatory system, managing over 75 trillion cells. It is also the electromagnetic center of the body, emanating thousands of times more electricity and magnetism than does the brain. Even more impressively, it is an organ of communication that can potentially manage the body’s intuition processes”
Quotes from Scientific Studies on Distant Healing
- The term “distant healing” and the more precise but cumbersome “distant mental influence on biologic systems” (now adopted by the National Institutes of Health) — is an attempt to find a way to objectively describe the outcome of what others call psychic healing, energy healing, or prayer. While distant healing has historically received little attention from mainstream medical institutions and laboratories, a substantial body of published data supports the possibility of a significant effect. Over the last forty years, more than 150 formal, controlled studies of distant healing have been published with more than two-thirds of them showing significant effects (a less than one-in-twenty likelihood of the effect having occurred by chance; in scientific terminology, p <.052).
Elizabeth Targ MD
Distant Healing, Noetic Sciences Review (August–November 1999 #49), p. 24.
“The concept of SVE and methods of its use for healing has been described for thousands of years, although known by different names. Approaches of DH for health purposes is maybe the oldest ancestral curative practice, practiced in all cultures over the entire world, throughout recorded history .These vital energy concepts include the Indian term Prana, the Chinese QI, the Japanese Qi, the Hawaiian Mana, and European terms as animal magnetism (from Anton Mesmer) or bioplasma. All refer to so-called subtle or nonphysical energies that permeate existence and have specific effects on the body-mind of all conscious beings.”
“DH therapies may be mediated by means of extremely low-level electromagnetic fields emitted from the healer, which are associated with psycho-physiologic states of the practitioner’s intention. Regulatory interactions and the impact and mechanisms of self-organization and healing have a theoretic fit with energy balance and reported changes in the autonomic nervous system. The biofield seem to interact with biological tissue at the cellular level, mimicking the response obtained when externally applied pulsed electromagnetic fields. The exchange of low-frequency energy could give up to 18 inches of the body, a distance that would include many therapies that do not involve touch.
One theory that could explain the effects of distant healing is that the energy field of one person can interact with that of another, producing or inducing specific beneficial energetic signals within a patient. Living systems are regarded as complex, nonlinear, dynamic, self-organizing systems at a global or holistic level according to the principles of non-equilibrium thermodynamics of open systems and chaos theory. Living systems are constantly exchanging energy-with-information at multiple levels of organization with their surroundings in order to maintain themselves. This biophysical view of life provides the rudiments of a scientific foundation for complementary therapies involving the transfer of bioinformation carried by a small energy signal”
“Energy medicine practitioners state that, in addition to the physical body, an energy body exists that has a direct influence on health. Problems with the energy body can precede physical problems. Similarly, a positive change at the energetic level can lead to physical healing. The energy body is in constant flux according to individuals’ emotional, physical, mental, and other states. It is held that energy follows the intentions of both the healer and the person receiving the healing.
According to existing theories of bioenergy, this biofield surrounding the body of all living beings constitutes a dynamic living matrix of information. This matrix communicates information to and among the human energy body, instructing or informing the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual states of the individual. Correcting and maintaining this system of energy allows for a free flow of information, which in turn enables the biofield to self-regulate—that is, to automatically correct any imbalance that may be causing symptomatic or pre-symptomatic disease”
“The practitioner’s clinical objective is not to treat a disease process, but rather to enable a client’s energy to go where it needs to go—by rectifying depletions, smoothing out distortions, and removing congestion. The corrections or healings that occur in bioenergy practice are a result of the energy system rebalancing itself.”
“The suggested mechanism of action of biologic energies purportedly used by complementary therapies practitioners include activation or unblocking of patients’ energies, projection of the practitioners’ own energies, channeling of energies by the therapist from nature (e.g., the earth, cosmic energies), and interventions of spiritual agents. Many modalities have their own variations on these theories that are relevant to their particular approaches.”
“The role of the recipient must not be neglected. The recipient must need or desire or be motivated to be healed; the recipient must be, at least to some degree, either actively or passively receptive. The recipient can increase the reception of this energy by focusing his attention (intention) to receive the energy with the minimal mismatch of impedance.”
Distant Healing by the Supposed Vital Energy – Scientific Bases
By Marcelo Saad and Roberta de Medeiros
Submitted: January 6th 2012, Reviewed: May 24th 2012
Published: October 17th 2012
“One can think of several areas where such a distant intention effect is at work. One area is the already mentioned field of (distant) spiritual healing (intercessory prayer, distant healing). The present results support the existence of a basic relationship between positive intentions on one side and a positive outcome on the other. Furthermore, if intention matters even from a distance, this also has implications for health care. While the beneficial effects of a positive attitude in health care and nursing were already addressed, one might now also consider that the positive effects of such an attitude are maintained even when a direct interaction is not taking place anymore.”
Can We Help Just by Good Intentions? A Meta-Analysis of Experiments on Distant Intention Effects
Article in Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.) June 2012,
Stefan Schmidt PhD
University Medical Center Freiburg
“Directing intention toward a distant person is correlated with activation of that person’s autonomic nervous system. Strong motivation to heal and to be healed, and training on how to cultivate and direct compassionate intention, may further enhance this effect.”
Compassionate Intention As a Therapeutic Intervention by Partners of Cancer Patients: Effects of Distant Intention on the Patients’ Autonomic Nervous System
Dean RadinPhD, Jerome Stone MA, Ellen LevinePhD, Shahram Eskandarnejad MD, Marilyn Schlitz PhD, Leila Kozak PhD
“The aim of the present study was to investigate experimentally the effects of distant QBE healing, and paranormal belief/experience, on mood.
Outcome Measures: Profile of Mood States–Short Form was used to quantify positive and negative mood states.
Results: The QBE condition was associated with significantly less Tension-Anxiety compared with the placebo and control condition; and significantly less Anger-Hostility and Total Mood Disturbance compared with the control condition (but not the placebo condition). Furthermore, there was an interaction of condition and paranormal belief/experience with regard to Depression-Dejection, with believers assigned to the placebo condition scoring lowest on this Mood variable.
Conclusion: Findings suggest that the use of QBE by an experienced practitioner reduces mood disturbance. “
Randomized Expectancy-Enhanced Placebo-Controlled Trial of the Impact of Quantum BioEnergetic Distant Healing and Paranormal Belief on Mood Disturbance: A Pilot Study
Adam J.Rock PhD, Fiona E.Permezel, Lance Storm, PhD
“The body of evidence on the effects of DHI indicates that the presence of an interaction between individuals at a distance is possible. This assumption collides with a classical idea of human interactions and communication within a defined space-time view of the context requiring the presence of signals, as postulated by classical physics. It also clashes with an excessively organicistic view of the mind coinciding with the brain or as its epiphenomenon.
Physics provides other interesting theories defining as “non-local” particular forms of interaction occurring in absence of signals. This is postulated within the Entanglement theory, which establishes immediate physical correlations on macroscopic distances and that connections transcending time are not “spooky actions at a distance”, as Einstein defined them, but empirical facts.
New theories are developing within this framework based on the assumption that subjective mental activities, such as conscious awareness, not only perform via brain activation but are also able to interact with reality in ways the brain is not able to [25,26]. This leads to the consideration that DHI is a non-local phenomenon.”
EC PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY
Mini Review Efficacy and Limitations of Distant Healing Intention: A Review Article
Gioacchino Pagliaro*, Giulia Parenti and Lucrezia Adamo
Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist, Unit of Hospital Psychology, Bellaria Hospital, Bologna, Italy Unit of Hospital Psychology, Bellaria Hospital, AUSL Bologna, Italy
*Corresponding Author: Gioacchino Pagliaro, Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist, Unit of Hospital Psychology, Bellaria Hospital, Bologna, Italy.
Received: June 07, 2018;
Published: August 28, 2018
“This article reviews 61 studies of distant healing, which is spiritual healing that is deliberately sent by one or more healers as an intent, wish, meditation, or prayer to a healee who may be in the healers’ presence (at a distance of several feet from the healer and not touched by the healer) or may be far away. Distance, even thousands of miles, does not appear to limit the effects of healing.
Distant healing lends itself well to double-blind studies. Healers need not have direct contact with healees. Researchers can randomize patients into treatment and control groups leaving patients, medical staff, and those assessing possible effects of distant healing blinded to whom the distant healing is being sent.”
“Distant healing was sent by 40 healers in various parts of the United States. All healers had at least five years experience, including treatment ofAIDS, and were accustomed to sending distant healing. Healers had only the first names and photographs of five of the subjects. They sent healing for an hour each day, six days per week, over a 10-week period. Healers were rotated randomly in weekly healee assignments, so that every healee had 10 different healers who sent healing over the course of their treatment. Healers’ religious backgrounds included Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Native American and other Shamanic traditions, and healing traditions included several modern-day healing schools.”
“With AIDS patients; At six months following the initial assess ment, those sent distant healing had significantly fewer AIDS-related illnesses (p < 0.04) and lower severity of illnesses (p < 0.02). Visits to doctors were less frequent (p < 0.01), as were hospitalizations (p < 0.04), and days in hospital (p < 0.04).
Mood was assessed on the Profile of Mood States (POMS). Again there was significantly more improvement in the prayer group (p < 0.02).”
“The authors point out that the overall improvements appear to indicate “a global rather than a specific distant healing effect.”
“Another significant aspect of the studies of Byrd, Harris et al. and Sicher et aL is that they are published in respected, conventional American medical journals. Until recently, most medical journals would routinely reject articles on spiritual healing. Other studies have shown effects of distant healing on back pain, arthritis, recuperation from surgery, hypertension, anxiety, anticipatory nausea in 1chemotherapy, and self-esteem.”
DISTANT HEALING EFFECTS ON PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENTS
William Braud and colleagues showed that a healer could utilize feedback from measurements of healees’ electrodermal responses to raise and lower skin resistance. Repeated experiments showed very high levels of significance. ”
“Janine Rebman and colleagues demonstrated that healers could produce significant effects on electrodermal responses, finger blood volume, and heart rate”
“These studies confirm that measurable, highly significant distant healing effects can be produced repeatedly. They also suggest that healers’ claims to produce relaxation are probably accurate, as electrodermal responses reflect relaxation.”
DISTANT HEALING EFFECTS OF DNA
Glen Rein and Rollin McCraty, at the HeartMath Institute, showed that distant healing could alter the rate of winding and unwinding of strands of DNA. The implications of these studies, along with the study of Nash on possible mutations in bacteria resulting from healing, are far-reaching, indeed. First, this could be a mechanism for the action of healing within the body, since DNA controls many of the functions of cells in the body. Second, if healing intent can influence these complex molecules that control genetics, it is possible that intent could influence heredity and evolution. This may be a mechanism for the effects in Nash’s study of bacterial mutation.”
While distant healing appears to contradict our ordinary sense of reality and the laws defined by Newtonian science, there are theoretical paradigms that appear to offer explanations for healing. These studies of absent healing introduce Newtonian medicine to the action of mind from a distance, “nonlocal consciousness,” as Larry Dossey terms it. This is consonant with the theories of modern physics, that postulate interactions between certain particles from any distance. These hypotheses have been supported by research. – This is also supported by a wealth of research in parapsychology, demonstrating that minds can interact through telepathy, that a person can obtain information about physical objects from a distance through clairsentient perception, and that direct mental influence over physical objects is possible. The combination of all these abilities has been called “Super ESE”
Distant healing and other non-local effects of energy medicine are acknowledged by several of the complementary therapies. One would hope that the benefits of such an inexpensive intervention would appeal to those who are concerned over the high costs of medical care.
Distant healing research confirms the effects of prayer on health. This does not prove, however, that prayers within any particular religious framework are more effective than any other, or than secular distant healing. Subjective experiences of healers and healees involved in distant healing further support reports of experiences with prayer in religious settings. Healers and healees may have a personal sense of heightened spiritual awareness.?4
The issues raised by distant healing research are extremely complex. ISSSEEM is truly at the frontiers of science in exploring these borderlands between Newtonian and quantum worlds, between the realms of matter and of spirit, through the study of subtle energies and energy medicine.”
Review: DISTANT HEALING Daniel J. Benor, M.
Subtle Energies 6- Energy Medicine • Volume 11 • Number 3, p249-260
« With regard to the type of prayer, two studies made use of petition prayer and 10 of intercessory prayer. There was a study that associated other therapies with intercessory prayer, such as music, image guidance and therapeutic touch;
In relation to population and outcomes, two articles analysed the anxiety of mothers of children with cancer. Another study investigated anxiety and depression in patients with psychological disorders. Four analysed adverse events in patients with cardiac disorders, two of which included patients undergoing cardiac surgery; Two had pregnancy as the research focus: one investigated the success of in vitro fertilization and the other was related to pregnancy and labour. Another study evaluated the effect of prayer on the health of people with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. One study analysed the emotional/spiritual concerns of adult patients regarding their illness. One study evaluated patients with bloodstream infections regarding the number of deaths, length of stay in hospital and duration of hyperthermia. One study investigated the clinical status and attitude of patients with psychological or rheumatic disease.
The results show that prayer was considered a positive factor in seven of the 12 studies. »
« Consistency in the results was found and prayer, whether petition or intercessory, seems to help patients to cope in times of illness and crisis. This conclusion underlines the need to conduct research that seeks to further evaluate the benefits of prayer on patients’ health. It also emphasizes the importance of the integration of prayer in clinical practice, according to the patients and professionals’ boundaries and competencies, aiming for effective holistic care. Healthcare professionals should consider patients’ spirituality and religious needs and need to be prepared to provide that support. This highlight the need for education and training based on an ethical background that is paramount when dealing with religiosity or spirituality. Healthcare teams should consider prayer as an intervention, as this is an example of the holistic paradigm in health and the effects of such an intervention should be considered in a multidisciplinary and patient-centered approach »
The Effect of Prayer on Patients’ Health: Systematic Literature Review
Talita Prado Simão, Sílvia Caldeira and Emilia Campos de Carvalho
December 2015; Accepted: 12 January 2016; Published: 21 January 2016 Academic Editors: Fiona Timmins and Wilf McSherry
Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing—EERP-USP, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil;
School of Nursing, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Health, Institute of Health Sciences, Universidade Católica