What Was Your Most Powerful Healing Experience?

1128174902kD2fi8Each week at the Chopra Center we have the honor of witnessing people heal and transform at the level of mind, body, and soul. For some, healing takes the form of emotional release, as they let go of painful memories and beliefs and realize that they deserve to be happy.  Others experience relief from physical pain and chronic illness as they learn new ways to nurture their body and restore their balance.  For many people, healing comes from connecting to their deepest spiritual selves  and finding the through practices such as meditation, yoga, and  contemplation.

No matter what form  healing takes, it always has a ripple effect. When our guests return home, we know that their families, co-workers, friends, and everyone with whom they connect will also be touched by the gifts of healing and transformation, in ways small and large.

In order to share the healing ripple effect, today we invite you  to post your own most powerful healing experience. Your words may be just what someone else needs to hear to encourage them on their own healing path.

Namaste,
The Chopra Center Staff

  1. For as long as I can recall I have suffered with what I learnt early to be, re-occuring Cystitis….I was molested at an early age and then again by an uncle at 10yrs…In my 40′s I questiond my life and joined a survivors group…..From open discussions and sharing our stories, we soon established we shared some familiar similarities….Our facilitators used a mind,body,spirit component within our healing quest and it soon clicked that whenever I was confronted with a sexual encounter or knew it was approaching FEAR would step in and I would almost instantly have Cystitis….also, after group on some occasions, especially when the subject matter was confronting, I would be laid up with a sudden attack by the end of day…..I shared this with group this following week and together we agreed that my thinking-mind was creating the dis-ease within my body, of course….! The Body is the barometer to our Soul and I, that evening apologised to my body for this…..Told myself that it was in the past, it was not my fault – it was done to me…..My Cystitis abated, I was now Aware…….but the anger was still there, so I couldn’t totally release it….One evening my uncle, now deceased, appeared to me in my well lit kitchen…..I was shocked… but my anger fueled me and with an almighty inner strength I closed my eyes and immediately charged through him, saying at the same time….”What the f…. do you want!!!! Instantly I heard in my head….”He wants restitution!”….”What”, I said, “I’m not forgiving Him!…..and he was gone…..I now believe an Angel heard my plight and whispered to me this, Archangel Michael to be exact, for some reason I felt it to be him… I have seen spirits before and from when I was quite little, so I wasn’t afraid, just of him….I shared this with group the following week and our group leader asked to be excused and returned with a dictionary asking me to locate the word Restitution and to read it out loud, if I may…….I read….’A giving back, to make amends, reparation’…..so with this new knowledge I began to ponder…..I deciphered that my uncle wasn’t looking for forgiveness as such….I feel that he wanted me to heal from his wrongs and for me to let it go and make amends and to forgive myself for allowing shame to cripple my past…..He couldn’t fix it, only I could by just letting it go…I feel my anger was keeping his energy close because I couldn’t quite release him totally…..Soon after I went to a lovely lady called Annie O’Grady, a Sharman, life coach…..we spoke and I told her of my dilemma, I felt safe …..In her room as I lay on her couch with eyes closed, I could hear Annie talking and chanting music in the background…..Annie spoke to me and then began to speak to my uncle, persuading him to leave me and go to the light etc…..I was listening and all of a sudden I had this overwhelming sensation welling up in my body and I could feel this movement and I had this incredible sudden urge to open my mouth and let it out…….I could feel it come out, it felt like lots of little bugs or insects moving, weird feeling….. during this time Annie was talking, I don’t know what she was saying at this point and then I heard her tell my uncle that Jan and I will lead you safely to the tunnel and you will be much happier there and so will Jan….I witnessed in my minds view Annie and I escorting my uncle to the light and he then went through with a little more convincing from Annie……It was an incredible experience….I felt no anger just pure joy and compassion for his and my trapped soul….I have not had Cystitis again and that was about 14 years ago now…..I think it was amazing that through compassion and love we both got our peace, and from both sides……So now whenever my body is not well, I immediately look to see what my thinking has been that week and what energy I have created within my body….and then alter my attitude and thinking…..I have not had any illnesses for 14 years now, touch wood and I feel it is because I can nurture and feed my spirit now…..Hope this is the Healing story for You……Jan

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  2. Many “becoming well” stories about spiritual healing describe experiences which happen without surgery or other medical treatment. Spiritual healing has embraced and permeated every aspect of my life, including the traditional system of western medicine.
    Deepak Chopra writes, “Our essential nature is one of pure potentiality. When you discover your essential nature and know who you really are, in that knowing itself is the ability to fulfill any dream you have.” In the Seven Laws of Siritual Success, Deepak also reminds us to “practice non-judgment.” This is especially difficult when our idea of how spiritual healing is “supposed” to happen becomes thwarted. It is when things appear to be at their worst that we are challenged to accept what is and surrender into “the law of detachment,” recognizing that there is a reason for things not going as we hoped they would. These principles are illustrated in the following story of my spiritual healing.
    After two years of meditating and directing healing, positive affirmations to my inflamed colon and following an apparent remission from ulcerative colitis, my bleeding returned on Good Friday and became massive on Easter Monday. Despite experiencing severe bloody cramping, I continued to affirrm, “Divine right action happens in the Universe and in my life. God will turn this into good” even as I was was admitted to the hospital. When tests were run, the doctors looked at my large intestine and moved me into the gravely ill category, saying, “We don’t know why you are still walking and functioning. Most persons as sick as you wouldn’t be able to get out of bed. You have toxic mega-colon, which means that your large intestine is extremely inflamed. The depth of inflammation is so severe that further testing could perforate your intestinal walls. This is a life threatening disease. We’ve got to give your body a complete rest, which means nothing by mouth, not even ice or water. We’ll also see if massive IV doses of cortisone will allow your intestine to heal.”
    When I protested, “Check my record. I’m cortisone intolerant, so why would it help me to heal now?” Dr. Shah answered, “By law, we need to begin with the least invasive method of healing, which, in your case, is cortisone administered through an IV. You’ll also receive 3,000 calories each day and water through a separate arrangement. We’ll re-evaluate in four days.”
    I received the cortisone and within hours my cramps and bleeding increased.“Nothing by mouth” was especially difficult during mealtimes the first and second days, since my belly roared and the smell of food caused prolonged belching,. When I closed my door and tried to meditate, the phrase, “Toxic mega-colon is a life-threatening situation,” kept racing through my mind. This medical crisis meant that healing through peaceful remission was no longer possible. Overwhelmed by fear, I exploded into loud, keening cries. Hearing me, a nurse came in saying, “You need to calm down. Let me give you a shot or pill for your depression.”
    How ludicrous! I may have hurt her feelings as I shouted, “Go away and close the door! I’ve got good reason to feel depressed. Just let me cry.” As my wailing waned, I decided to transform my fear by focusing on breathing slowly and deeply. Feeling calmer, I began a meditative prayer, saying, “Source Energy, God, Higher Power, I surrender. This is way too complicated for me to figure out, so I give it all to You. If I am supposed to heal, let me help others to heal as I become whole. If I am going to remain sick or die, give me the strength and courage to accept that process. Either way, I give it all up to You.”
    As I allowed my body and mind to become quiet, my thoughts stilled and peace reined. Tranquil love energy flooded my being as I experienced a sense of becoming connected with all aspects of unconditional love I became linked with the essence of Mother Teresa’s ministering to India’s poor and with the doctors and nurses providing care in the hospital. I “knew” that all was well as the precious gift of serenity flooded my being. It’s impossible to express on paper, but I experienced pure love joy and felt caressed by Divine love energy. In this timeless space, my spirit was touched by an awareness of Universal Source’s blissful Oneness and I understood how all of humanity was linked together. This feeling of divine connection felt so clear that I couldn’t figure out why I had not understood it before. Within the experience of knowing God’s Oneness, I knew my presence at this hospital was part of an overall divine plan and awakened to the thought, “What if this hospital stay was really the blessing of a spiritual retreat, in disguise? If I meditated and listened to healing journey tapes, would my feeling of blissful connection continue?” I decided to focus on celebrating this peaceful, healing, spiritual space. As hospital smells faded in the presence of healing energy, I experienced a deep sense of peace which radiated outward. A strange dissonance prevailed. Objectively, my condition declined as I lost weight at the rate of one or two pounds each day. My blood sugar and blood pressure skyrocketed, requiring me to be tested every two hours around the clock. Despite having “nothing by mouth,” I was recorded as having between 25 and 38 bloody bowel movements daily. Hunger and thirst disappeared, day blended with night, physical circumstances were transcended and food and water became irrelevant. My illness felt like an illusion. Although my body deteriorated, my sense of being in harmony with Divine Love grew: Peace and bliss blossomed in the face of apparent disease. Being hospitalized transformed into joy through the intense spiritual experience of feeling connected with and touched by God’s love. Eventually, the intensity of my experience waned, leaving behind gratitude seasoned with a peaceful calm feeling.
    Late afternoon on the fourth day, when Dr. Shah came in and asked, “How do you think you are doing?” I responded, “The IV cortisone is not working. My body is sicker now than it was when I first checked into the hospital.”
    When Dr. Shah asked, “What do you think we should do?” I replied, “If possible, I’d like to get a ‘J’ Pouch reconstruction.” I am curious, however, to know how well persons who’ve had a “J” pouch procedure do over time.”
    Dr. Shah’s comforting voice continued, “It’s been in existence six years and we know that most persons with a “J” pouch have experienced a gradual improvement in its function over the full six years. It’s still too new to be sure when that improvement cycle will stop. I’m going to give you two more days to think, and then you’ll tell us your decision.”
    As he left, I felt elated knowing I could experience complete healing through surgery. At last the drug free total wellness I’d envisioned would happen despite my body’s refusal to go into remission.
    Two days later, I discovered my blood sugar and blood pressure were becoming normal, and my weight was becoming stable. They laughed as I observed, “Three thousand calories each day and I don’t even get to enjoy whipped cream?” Although there were still frequent bloody trips to the bathroom, my body’s red blood cell count increased to normal. I continued meditating and giving thanks for my body’s ability to recover from adversity.
    Dr. Shah returned as promised, asking, “What have you decided?”
    “I want to have surgery to receive a ‘J’ pouch reconstruction.How soon can I have this surgery?
    Dr. Shah smiled and asked, “Are you completely sure? Is there anything I or anyone else could do or say that would make you change your mind?”
    “I’ve never been more sure of anything in my life. This surgery is my ticket to becoming completely well. ”
    Dr. Shah nodded, “I agree. If the ‘J’ pouch did not work it would be easy for you to get an ostomy bag, but it is going to work for you. You’ll see. But there are some things you need to know first. Dr. N, who will do your surgery, is an excellent surgeon but has a very poor bedside manner. This is very good because if Dr. N, excellent surgeon that he is, had good bedside manner our hospital would not be able to afford him.”
    As I burst out laughing, Dr. Shah added, “It is true. But Dr. N has a very good nurse. You can ask her all your questions and she will answer you. Also, this is a teaching hospital. I have many interns who have been following you and your very interesting case history. If you are completely sure of what you want, I would like to bring them with me tomorrow. It is important for interns to talk with patients as part of their training. Do you think you could do that?”
    “I’d be honored to talk with your interns, Dr. Shah, and nothing anyone says will change my mind about knowing what I want. My only question is, how soon can I have my surgery and begin to become well?”

    We won’t wait too long. Probably about five days from now, if you continue to improve as quickly as you are now. My interns and I will visit you tomorrow.”
    The next day, Dr. Shah arrived with 10 interns who fluttered around my bed like halloween ghosts in their long, spotless white jackets as they referred to using experimental drugs before resorting to surgery.
    I listened and realized that they preferred the certainty of misery (struggling with drugs and bleeding) to the misery of uncertainty (having a recently developed type of surgery and adjusting to a different diet) and I spoke to them, saying, “Receiving a “J Pouch” means I can become healthy with a functioning rectum, releasing my dependence on ALL drugs. This is my chance to become completely well and free from drug side effects, which gave me chemically induced diabetes, high blood pressure, cataracts and muscle weakeness.”
    When I finished, Dr. Shah replied, “Thank you. I wanted these men to hear from you that there comes a time in the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis when drugs do more harm than good and surgery becomes the best option for the patient to become well.”
    I met Dr. N two days later. With his bushy white hair and snowy eyebrows framing pale blue eyes, he could have been a beardless Santa with a haircut. After giving me his name, he said, “We hope to operate on you within three or four days. You’ll need to sign these papers.”
    They were waivers, giving Dr. N permission to administer blood. Now was my chance to talk about healing tapes, so I took a deep breath and began, “Dr. N, have you ever heard of using a healing tape during surgery?”
    He scowled slightly. “No. Why should I? Sign these papers.”
    I continued, “Dr. Siegel explains that we can heal faster if we listen to a tape while we are unconscious. I’d like to do that during this surgery.”
    The scowl became a frown as he spoke to me as if I were a 5-year-old. “You are going to be asleep. Unconscious. You aren’t going to be able to hear anything. It is ridiculous to propose listening to tapes. No one’s ever asked me to do that. No, it doesn’t make sense. You need to sign these papers.” Within, I thought, “Source, help me out here.” In a desperate effort to loosen Dr. N’s negative attitude, I smiled, saying, “Dr. N, with all due respect, you have my body from my ribs down. Please allow me to have my body from the neck up. You won’t know the difference since I can tuck the tape player under my pillow and use tiny earphones.”
    Was that a glimmer of a smile? “You’ll have to get permission from the anesthesiologist; if he says yes it’s all right with me, but it won’t do you any good. Sign these papers.”
    “I’ll sign them, doctor, but don’t worry; I don’t think I’ll need any transfusions.”
    “You can’t say that!”
    Oops, now he was really annoyed, but the words just popped out of my mouth. “Of course I can say that. It might not be true, but I can say it.”
    At last! A real smile struggled to emerge as he walked away saying, “My nurse will explain more of what you can expect after this surgery.”
    His nurse did explain, telling me that I could get food and drink as soon as my ostomy bag inflated with gas, but I’d need to remind hospital staff of the no sugar rule since they’d probably try to give me fruit juice or Jello and I needed to begin adjusting to a low sugar, low fat diet.
    I began my tape by saying, “Divine right action takes place in my life, and only good comes from each experience.” I included the healing suggestions, “My body responds well to surgery and blood stays where it belongs, in capillaries, arteries, and veins.” (This message was repeated several times.) Then I added, “My body adjusts quickly and easily to its ‘J’ pouch. As my body heals, my immune system functions perfectly while all foreign invaders are attacked but only foreign invaders are attacked. My body heals easily and quickly because healing is natural. All wounds become whole, healthy tissue and scar tissue is minimal.” I concluded with, “When I wake up from surgery, my ostomy bag will be full of air so I can eat. When I eat, my body uses all food wisely and well so I heal very quickly and each cell becomes healthy and well. My ‘J’ pouch becomes useable as soon as possible. Thank you, Universal Source -Love Energy – God for helping me to heal quickly and become well. I help others to understand the healing process as I heal and I am grateful.” After my voice was recorded, relaxing music was added as a background to the tape.
    When I was wheeled into surgery early Wednesday morning, I turned on the player, tucked it under the pillow, inserted both earphones and smiled at the doctor and anesthesiologist before falling into a dreamless sleep.
    When I finally woke up, I was alone in a sun filled room with a vase full of daffodils and an ostomy bag full of air! The nurse responding to my call bell informed me it was Thursday afternoon and the doctor would be by later that day. I’d slept over 36 hours!
    “Can I please get something to drink or eat? My ostomy bag’s already inflated.” The nurse hesitated, saying, “No one ever gets anything this soon.” I persisted. “Read Dr. N’s notes. He said I could get food as soon as I passed gas, but I can’t have anything with sugar in it.”
    She returned with a small bowl of pea soup. What a difference 17 days without food makes! One month ago, I didn’t even like pea soup. Now, that first sip of soup brought total rapture. Never in my entire life had any food tasted this good. I savored every drop, licked the bowl, and asked for seconds. “I’m sorry, but the doctor has to write an order before we can give additional servings,” she replied.
    I thanked her and dozed. When I woke up, Dr. N was entering my room. “Dr. N, thank you! Will you please write me an order so I can get a second helping of this delicious hospital food?” He paused, saying in an incredulous voice, “No one ever calls hospital food delicious. What do you mean food? You can’t have had food yet!”
    Throwing off my covers, pointing to my air filled ostomy bag, I exclaimed, “See, it’s full, and I can’t have juice so I got pea soup and it was so delicious I wanted another bowl, but they told me I had to get an order from you to make that happen!”
    This time, Dr. N’s face registered puzzled amazement as he replied, “I don’t know or understand what you are doing, but whatever you’re doing, keep doing it. You were on that table for nearly 12 hours because you had countless adhesions from your endometriosis. You did not need any transfusions. In all of my years as a surgeon, I’ve never before done bloodless surgery, and no one’s ever been able to wake up from that long on the table with their ostomy bag full of air.” Then he burst out laughing, saying, “I still can’t believe you actually want extra hospital food, but I’m going to stop worrying about your incredible optimism!”
    Within, I whispered, “Thank you, Source, for gifting me with healing and almost no bleeding.”
    It took time, but I experienced the miracle of a “textbook perfect” healing and have been inspired to write a book entitled “Growing Through Change.” The preceeding is an abbreviated excerpt from that book, for which I soon hope to find a publisher. I can be reached through email at polynan @aol.com Thank you for allowing me to share this experience with you.

    Nancy Casey, recent Seduction of Spirit attendee

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  3. About 3 weeks ago,…I had the opportunity/invitation/blessing to meet a healer….It was a small group and Deepak introduced us to him……. A lot of questions came to my mind,…but when this healer answered a few,…I new that I would be healed by him…..
    Funny, it was not intellectual,…on the contrary,…it was not about how he answered or what he said,…it was just a connection and a gut feeling, I knew he would heal me….Later on, during my consultation, when he was giving me the healing blessing, he asked me “Do you know how to receive a healing blessing..??” I said “yes”…. I knew I had to just open my heart and be thankful…it is that simple. When he mentioned that he can also heal over the phone, “non local healing” I thought to my self…Quantum Healing is probably
    involved here also…….
    After a couple of very busy weeks ,…I started noticing some interesting incidents from my past popping up…… and I would just observe them and I would say to my self,..OH That’s what happened?!?! In that realization,…the thoughts on those moments of the past, would just leave my mind….They didn’t need to be there anymore….I understood that this was part of my healing,…to let them go…My soul was leading me along….
    Since then my right hand has stopped hurting….. from Arthritis,
    the soriasis is almost gone,..and my eyesight from allergies is much better…
    I also found a quiropractor who worked on my back successfully,…and all the
    previous diagnosis about a herniated disks where not true…
    I know that it pays to believe,…and not wait to see in order to believe….
    This is not the first time that a healing takes place in me,…..and I can recognize the many energies that come into play besides FAITH,..CLARITY and DISCERNMENT are some of them……NAMASTE

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  4. I read all these stories of healing…these are just stories…wonderful and inspirational…we all have our stories…so pleased to see that they are just that as it allows for divine recognition.

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  5. My healing with Guruji,..is still working inside of me,….I feel its vibrant energy….Last week I was too activated at night and couldn’t sleep. This happened for 3 consecutive nights,..until intuitively I decided to gradually stop
    the Synthroid Armour. And then my sleep was restored,…I suspect that this area has been healed also, my thyroid….I feel great without the pills. I used to take 90 mg per day,..which supposedly was a large dose……
    I will do the testing in a few months when I travel to the US… With this, it means I am completely FREE of taking anything other than vitamins…….Entering my decade of the 70s soon,… this freedom is specially important….The way God intended us to feel GOOD……Thanks, Guruji….NAMASTE

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  6. I am a hospice nurse in Riverside County. I am still waiting to see a healing from cancer. I have been in hospice work as a RN Case Manager for 16 years. I think healing comes in other forms than physical.

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  7. I truly enjoy reading on this web site , it has fantastic posts . “The great secret of power is never to will to do more than you can accomplish.” by Henrik Ibsen.

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