It wasn’t the usual thing I would choose to go to, but when a Medium/faith healer of television fame arrived in our town of Takaka (permanent population around 4000) I was tempted. I arrived to sit in old theatre seats feeling physically uncomfortable. My back was aching (regular occurring aftermath of a back injury), I had a sore knee and a painfully uncomfortable foot from a stress injury.
Pain is cured
I could have offered myself as a healing guinea pig, but the sceptic in me kept me silent and on my seat. However, I cannot give a rational explanation for what happened when the Medium offered to fix the sore knee of a member of the audience. She told us that anyone experiencing knee pain could allow the spirits in the room to help them heal.
As the session progress I felt the sensation of strong tingling passing rapidly up and down my leg through my knee. I asked whatever was doing this to also fix the pain in my back. When I left the theatre I no longer had any pain in my knee or back, although my foot is still a work in progress. The pain in my back and knee has not returned, almost a week later.
You could say that having been told we would be healed, I believed and was healed of the pain. And I’d be happy to agree. But isn’t that faith healing? Whether it happened from outside who-knows-what forces, or the forces of my own mind, the pain went – suddenly. That’s my version of faith healing.
What I need to learn now, is how to turn on faith healing whenever I need it, and not wait until someone who convinces me of their powers comes along and gives me faith.
Have others experiences of healing in this way?