Here are some comments on Maria's case history. Her experience with healing is remarkable enough but as you will soon see, it occurred and circumstances which make it surprising. Maria takes care of her large, four generational family, which had been in crisis for months. She raises free range livestock and teaches self sufficiency to people in her area. She is also a medical intuitive and has the potential to become a powerful healer, partly because of their ability to move energy through her hands.
At the time she wrote the account of our work together, she was also moving home and livestock, taking a course for certification in hands-on healing, and being a powerfully nurturing grandmother to the newborn member of the family. In the midst of all that, she responded immediately to my request that she write her account of our work together.
You may be wondering how a medical intuitive with great potential healing power could find herself in such a severe health crisis. People have wondered about that about other healers for a long time. For an example, why did a healer who had brought healing to thousands of people have such severe arthritis that when she stood up her knee joints audibly popped and crackled? The Greeks figured it out long ago. They realized that all healers are wounded. In their mythology, Chiron was a supremely powerful healer. He had sustained a painful wound that could never heal. He could not die because he was part god. He found that the only way he could reduce his pain was by healing others. He eventually found a way out of his excruciating dilemma and I refer you to Greek mythology to discover the surprising way he did that. It seems to disturb many people that healers need healing. It helps to not be disturbed about that by realizing that needing healing goes with the territory. Personally, I think it may be nature's way of keeping healers from getting too egotistical.
There may also be a deeper reason: the wounding may be necessary for the healer's empowerment. Maria once said to me, "She doesn't have the power to do that because she has never seen the worst. I have the power to do that because I have seen the worst." I knew what Maria was talking about because I, too, have seen the worst. I have experienced the worst in terms of everything I trusted and relied on melting away like earth dissolving in water until there was nothing left. It was terrifying and horrifying but when everything was gone I found something deeper that enabled to me to go on. Had it not been for that experience, which I don't believe I will forget even when my body is dying, I would not be dictating this post. The spirit of what Maria and I were talking about is captured to some degree in these lines from Rabindranath Tagore:
I thought that my voyage had come to its end at the last limit of my power--that the path before me was closed, that provisions were exhausted and the time come to take shelter in a silent obscurity.
But I find that thy will knows no end in me. And when old words die out on the tongue, new melodies break forth from the heart; and where the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders.
Perhaps Maria's report and these comments will provide enough background for a discussion of what I have found to be the essential components of achieving powerful healing and great health, even in tough times.