I didn’t use to give personal background when I taught the Introduction to Pranic Healing class; I was excited to jump into the material and give the people what they came to learn!
But I was asked at almost every class the same question, even worded the same way: “How did you get into this?” meaning Pranic Healing.
For a few years I have told the story about how a friend loaned me the book Your Hands Can Heal You by Master Stephen Co, and how it blew me away. I had been interested in natural health and nutrition for a while and was always looking for natural ways to heal and stay healthy. By my second read through the book, I knew I had to take the class (in 2008). After that, I fell in love with this easy-to-learn healing process that produced results, and I simply wanted to share it with everyone possible so they could be empowered to take care of their own health.
But there’s actually a lot more to it than that… if you want the long version!
In college, I majored in Environmental Studies which means I spent almost 4 years learning how we were destroying the delicate and priceless ecosystems of the planet so we could sell more hamburgers (leveling rainforests in order to raise cattle), make more pavement, and use thousands and thousands of chemicals on our food and in our homes. My classes left me shocked and horrified.
I later learned how this destructive process was being applied to the food we eat by turning it into something that barely fit the definition and which caused us to be weak and sick. I saw these two issues as completely intertwined, as was the underlying cause: commerce. We are taught our lives are about getting fantastic jobs and being the best at them, not about balancing personal interest with the needs of the rest of humanity and the planet. I started to learn how even the pharmaceutical companies are interested solely in financial success but not actual health and healing. I desperately wished for a solution to such a vast problem.
I became extremely interested in nutrition, which I saw as a solution to the deteriorating health we were experiencing. I suppose, looking back, I drifted away from Environmental Studies and a career path there because I didn’t see a viable solution I felt would be useful for me to work toward. There were plenty of non-profits to join, but I didn’t see any of them getting to the real cause of the problem which I concluded was extreme short-sightedness, excessive self-interest, and misplaced values.
In the case of personal health, I started to feel like there were achievable solutions in that area such as educating people about staying away from chemicals and processed foods, etc. I learned all I could, through reading dozens and dozens of books and watching online presentations. I got a certificate from a college in Portland in Holistic Nutrition Consulting.
Behind this was an ever-idealistic wish for the root causes of these massive problems to be solved, and in my mind, the only solution was for people to change from the inside out. Whatever that way was, whenever I found it, I would throw myself into it.
There’s an extremely popular book many of you have probably read called Conversations with God. It has a line in it which says, “You can’t legislate morality.” You can’t make laws to tell people to be kind to each other and care about each other. We have thousands of laws to try to get people to be nice, but they are not enough! People will find a way to do what they want to do.
How do you change someone?
Have you ever seen yourself or someone else get affected by the energy or the vibe or the mood of the room or crowd they are in? As in, they started out one way and began to act differently in a different environment, with different people around? For instance, you are calm and collected but get near a mob and get extremely agitated. Or the opposite: You are super stressed out but enter a church or a group of people having fun, or a peaceful environment in nature, and you calm down.
This is actually exactly how energy works. I became an energy healer and meditator because I learned in Pranic Healing that we can positively influence people no matter how far away they are, and whether they know a thing about it or not. And influencing people to be more loving, caring, compassionate, and generous is exactly what I intend to do.
THAT is “how I got into this.”
When I learned Pranic Healing and the Meditation on Twin Hearts, I realized I had just learned the solution to achieving world peace, not to mention how to heal myself and loved ones from every conceivable health condition.
I just learned there are almost 1 million Pranic Healers in the world. With all of us doing Twin Hearts Meditation regularly (which energetically alters the environment of the earth), it is simply impossible for things to continue on the negative trajectory they have previously been on.
When I talk about the healing classes, it is hard for me to stop there. The healing techniques are priceless enough, but the founder of Pranic Healing, Master Choa Kok Sui, planned so much more than that. And this is why in ads for classes and inspirational quotes on Facebook you often see it referred to as the “Pranic Healing movement” or the “Planetary Peace Movement.”
I am “into this” because I literally (not metaphorically) toss and turn at night because there is so much pain in the world. The difference is now, I know I have already made a difference and will continue to do so. Plus I can do healing on myself for stress so I can get to sleep!
You can take Pranic Healing and learn to heal and stop there, and you have done a lot! You can also join an international movement for deep and profound healing on all levels for all beings everywhere, committing acts of service by healing others, and choosing to pray and meditate regularly and frequently for the healing of the planet and for world peace.
I am lucky to be part of a dedicated, glowing group of healers and meditators in Seattle who I get to see regularly at our Free Pranic Healing Clinics, our Meditation Nights (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org), our local classes, and more. I hope you will join us.