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Case Study: Side-Effects of Energy Healing, Part 2

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

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It seems that biofield energy can have emotional / psychological side effects. That’s what I discovered this week.

First: Yes, energy healing can have side-effects. If you’ve every gotten an energy headache, that’s an unwanted result of something you did with energy — a side-effect. Any time we influence the human body, we’ll produce multiple results, some intended, some not intended. As we get better at producing larger influences, those unintended results will also intensify, and eventually reach a threshold where we can’t ignore them. When that happens, we label them “side-effects.” I wrote about this previously in 2015, while working with a friend who had cancer.

Here’s what happened this time. On Friday, I opened more power to the deeper parts of my biofield, parts that are normally powered just by my physical cells. I drew that power from the same power source that supplies my ethereal muscles and the outer parts of my biofield. I call that power supply my “core.” You can think it as connecting to a non-personal soul if you like. I discuss it here, from a time when I called ethereal muscles “mental areas.”

My goal was (is) to increase power for my entire body, to give me more resources as I explore techniques to create sensations. (Erotic energy, which seems to produce sensations in non-energy-workers under the right circumstances, is the first step in unraveling those techniques.) But for this first attempt, I only increased power to my stomach, because a smaller test seemed like a good idea.

(Why my stomach? My arm didn’t seem interesting enough — I wanted an organ. But my chest seemed too risky. Stomach seemed reasonable.)

I increased the energy flowing into my stomach. Remember how energy has a signature? That’s the type of energy, corresponding to the state of the tissue. So normal, inflamed, etc, all have their own signature. Here, I used a broad energy signature, which includes normal, inflamed, anxious, plus any other state my stomach might wind up in. I figured, let’s just power it, no matter what state it’s in.

That was Friday afternoon. That evening, I had a disagreement with my girlfriend — nothing serious, just something to talk through next time we connected.

Saturday morning I woke up deeply bothered by that disagreement. I wrote and mulled and distracted myself and returned to it and wrote more. It had turned into a big deal. My stomach felt odd too, but Friday night I’d eaten a bit of an eggplant dish with lots of garlic that had bothered my stomach, so I figured it was just that. I resolved that I’d check the energy once I got my head around this disagreement.

Around noon, still bothered, I decided to just check the energy in my stomach. It looked wrong. Muddy, to pick a word. It wasn’t just the signature of an unhealthy stomach, it was a signature that didn’t correspond to any state I could recognize. Just wrong.

I fixed it. Reduced the total flow of energy into my stomach. Changed the signature, so it was primarily the signature for a calm, happy stomach, with only a little bit of energy for any other signatures. And within seconds, I felt better. Not just physically, but emotionally. My stress disappeared. I went from cycling about this disagreement to thinking about it calmly — it was still something to talk about, but not something to obsess about anymore. It seems that the wrong energy in my stomach had caused my emotional state. The shift into that emotional state was slow, it happened overnight, but the change out of it was abrupt, profound, and surprising.

How did that happen? I know it sounds strange, but psychology research indicates that emotions come from the body, not the brain. The brain notices what’s happening in the body, interprets it as an emotion, then comes up with a cause for that emotion. There’s some elegant research on this. My brain noticed the weirdness in my stomach and concluded I must be really bothered by something, then focused on that disagreement as a result.

I have a few take-aways from this. Side-effects can show up in unexpected ways. Testing is important.

And the one that excites me: How can we turn these side-effects into healing techniques?

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Side Effects from Biofield Healing? Yes, It Happens

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

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Conventional wisdom says biofield healing has no side effects. Peer-reviewed scientific articles often state that in the introduction, and I’ve said it myself.

Turns out, we were all wrong.

A little background: I’ve been working to create more effective healing techniques for Lisa, my friend with cancer. First, we’re delivering the energy closer to her cells, further down the pathways from her aura to her living tissue. Second, we’re using energy signatures designed for her particular condition, instead of using a general “healing” energy.

Two results stand out to me:

We did a healing session intended to reduce all the cellular processes of her cancer cells. (I’d need to work with cancer researchers to say whether it actually did or not, but that was the goal. It was based on a healing technique for colds, intended to reduce the cellular processes of the bacteria.)

For the next couple of days, Lisa had bilateral pain in her abdomen. That’s where her main cancer growths are, so we figured it was normal pain. On the second day, Lisa got a psychic intuition saying to turn off the cancer healing energy. It had an urgent feel, so we did. Her pain dramatically reduced within minutes.

Yes, it seems like the healing technique caused that pain. Or, rather, the healing energy, in combination with her other conditions, caused the pain.

On the good side, this suggests the healing technique was affecting her cancer cells in some way.

Second result: Lisa received some IV Dilaudid. It’s an opioid painkiller, similar to morphine. As she received the drug, we watched how her biofield changed, particularly around her nerves. The next day, we replicated those changes to her biofield, around the nerves in her stomach and spine.

Her pain did decrease. This is a big deal — we already had the standard healing techniques going, and after the Dilaudid-inspired healing technique, her pain reduced even further.

But she also experienced mild dizziness, a common side-effect of Dilaudid. She was already weak, so we worried even mild dizziness might lead to a fall, so we undid the Dilaudid-inspired healing. Within minutes, her dizziness went back to her baseline state. (She’s also on a Fentanyl patch, which gives her a bit of dizziness.)

These were my first noticeable side effects from healing. What’s going on?

The human body is complicated. Affecting the body, whether that’s through drugs or the biofield, can have multiple effects, some good and some bad. We call the good ones “results” and the bad ones “side effects,” but fundamentally, they’re all simply how the body responds to those changes.

Below a certain threshold, we don’t notice a change. If dizziness is extremely mild, we ignore it. If pain is sufficiently mild, we can’t tell a side effect apart from a normal twinge. It’s only when you get above a certain threshold where you notice the unintended effects of a change.

Both healing techniques used a new method I developed to deliver energy more effectively, and both healing techniques were using new energy signatures to cause bigger shifts in her biofield. They were designed to produce bigger changes. It looks like they did.

I think we finally reached the threshold of noticeable side effects.

I have a fear, writing this, that it will turn people off from biofield healing. So, to potential clients, I say this: If your practitioner is good enough to produce side effects, they are probably good enough to help you. Someone skilled will manage the side effects, like I did by deactivating those two healing techniques. (We had plenty of other healing sessions that worked as intended, without noticeable side effects, by the way.)

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My Week: Four Successes and a Failure

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

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When you hear about a successful healing session, it’s natural to wonder how many unsuccessful sessions you didn’t hear about. So, I thought you’d enjoy reading about all the work I did in my first few days in India, failures and all.

Healing Technique for a Headache: Success (After Debugging)

I’m visiting India with Lynae. On our first day there, she got a migraine (or something similar), probably due to walking for several hours in the sun and heat. We eventually got some good results, though it did take several rounds of debugging.

Why all the debugging? Because I didn’t understand headaches. I don’t get migraines, and when I hear, “My head hurts,” I think of the skin, the surface of the head. My first two attempts focused on the pain signals going from her skin to her brain, which of course, didn’t do anything. It’s just a case of having a bad model of the problem, and taking the wrong approach as a result.

For attempt #3, Lynae explained the physiology of a migraine, as she / modern science understands it: The pain sensations come from within the brain, not from the body. It’s caused by sensory over-stimulation that tricks the brain into producing pain signals. So, you want to work on the brain, not the skin or other tissue.

I called a spirit who knows about healing techniques for humans. We worked together to find the overstimulated parts of her brain — there were three, but only one part dealt with vision and other senses. Since the problem was over-stimulation, we applied an energy designed to reduce the nerve activity in that region. (This is very different than the normal healing energy I’d use for knee pain, which is designed to increase cellular activity to promote cellular growth and healing.) The spirit told me this would probably make her tired, but should have no other side effects.

A normal healing technique affects the energy layer, along with two sets of structures that connect energy to cells. But that makes a fast change, and if we were wrong about this technique, it could make her worse. So we started very gently, affecting only the energy layer, not the two sets of structures. It worked well, slowly reducing her headache. We added the first set of structures, which substantially reduced her headache and made her tired. We started adding the second set of structures, and Lynae fell asleep.

In all, a nice success.

Future work: We undid the changes to the second set of structures, since I didn’t want to try anything new while Lynae was asleep — it’s important to get feedback quickly if anything goes wrong. Next time, I want to add that set of structures, then program this technique into some ethereal software and teach her to use it to heal herself.

Increased Alertness: Success x2

For years, I’ve had a technique to delay fatigue. I say “delay” because it doesn’t reduce the need for sleep, but it perks me up temporarily, like caffeine. Quite useful when you’re jetlagged. I used it on both of us when we were touristing on the 3rd day.

Quick version of the technique: Set the person’s brain to have an energy signature matching its awake state, rather than its tired state. (For anyone advanced: Do this on the nerve cell layer, not the nerve activity layer (which I used to call “thought layer.”))

I’ve done this on myself many times. It was easy, perked me up immediately. On Lynae, it took 2 tries:

First attempt: Connected to her brain, used a new technique to change the signature. (For future reference, it’s fundamental effects skills, level 2.) Her brain’s signature shifted, then rejected the new signature and returned to its previous fatigued state. Failure.

Second attempt: Set her brain to produce energy matching the alert state (using the standard technique I use for healings), then use the new technique to quickly change her brain’s signature. (I was also a bit better aligned to her body’s underlying signature this time.) The new energy she was producing helped support her brain in this alert state, and her brain accepted it. She reported feeling more alert immediately. Success!

As an aside, I particularly enjoy having an effect fail once before succeeding. Since the placebo effect should impact both attempts similarly, failing once gives me confidence that the change is actually from the energy, and not from placebo.

Healed for a Cold: 1 Success, 1 Failure

Lynae and I both had sinus infections before arriving in India. I’ve worked with colds before, so I expected this to be easy. It worked for me, but not for her.

The technique, which is a bit more developed than that old post: Tell the ethereal software I use for healing to “Find anything with a different underlying signature in her body, kill the infection, and reduce inflammation in the surrounding tissue.” (That’s the intent. Does it do exactly that? I’d need to work with medical researches to say.)

This worked well for me — my cold stopped, I feel better, and my fatigue decreased even more than when I did the alertness technique we just discussed. But this technique didn’t work for Lynae. I’m kind of bummed that I can’t get it working, but I’ve reached the end of my debugging capabilities for the moment.


There you have it: Four successes, one failure in a week. This is more magick than I typically do in a week, but it’s a pretty typical success rate.

But there’s more: I also did manifesting, plus another couple healing techniques since writing this post up.


I’ve also done several manifesting sessions each day, to see what to do and to keep us safe. It’s been accurate as far as I can tell, but to really test it, I’d have to ignore its advice and verify that I do, indeed, get mugged. Which seems like a particularly dumb way to verify my magick is working. So, I’m not really counting this as a clear success, though it’s definitely not a failure.

One nice success, though: The communication involved in manifesting is becoming faster and easier, which is also helping me with training, using other ethereal software, and other magick work. I’ve said it before: The key to getting good at magick is to do something useful with it, so you use it every day.

Two More Successful Healing Techniques

Since initially writing this, I’ve done two more successful healing sessions:

  • One for me, on a stomach bug. I felt better instantly.
  • One for Lynae, who had a week-old bruise that was itching. I adjusted the energy, she experienced a minor reduction in itch instantly, and once it set in, the bruise stopped itching. (Technique: Reduce neural activity energy signatures for the nerves sending the itch signal.)

So, the total score is 6 successes and 1 failure.

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Debugging Psychic: A Success

Monday, October 29th, 2012

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Ever since learning level 2 communication, manifesting has been working well. I’ve been asking about parties, dates, and events, and receiving info about how much I’ll enjoy each one, and also some details about what will happen. Often, I’ll disagree with these intuitions, thinking the scenario to be quite unlikely, and I’ll go through the day wondering why I’m still failing at manifesting. But each time, the psychic intuitions turn out to be accurate, and it was my expectations that were wrong.

Getting unexpected information is particularly helpful, because it shows that you weren’t just receiving a non-magickal unconscious intuition.

Let me share a particularly interesting case study. On Saturday, I went to a party that my psychic intuitions warned me would be disappointing — not terrible, but not a great time either. But a friend assured me it would be awesome, and I’m still not entirely confident in these intuitions, so I went.

After about 90 minutes, the verdict was in: Disappointing. I’d had an alright time, I guess, but I was done. But before leaving, I made a manifesting request: Make this evening awesome.

This is unusual for me. Normally, I just ask what to do, then do it. Thinking back, I probably thought that information would be easier to get than events. Or maybe I had ethical qualms about influencing other peoples’ decisions. Either way, I rarely ask for events, so I had low expectations for the manifesting, but I stayed a bit longer to let the magick work.

Within 10 minutes, was talking 1-on-1 with a woman I’d talked to earlier in a group, but hadn’t really connected with. She brought up some topics that really interested me, we had a great conversation, and we hung out until the party ended. And indeed, I had an awesome time.

Was this actual magick, simple luck, or just my higher expectations making me more confident? No way to know, but the evening showed no signs of awesome-ness (as predicted), then I asked for awesome-ness, and shortly thereafter, received it. I’ll call that a win.

Two notes:

  • I don’t think it was simple confidence, because I really did have low expectations for the manifesting. Placebo only works if you expect it to work, after all.
  • When I see requests for magick to meet women, it always sounds kind of creepy. But this felt natural and safe — it just caused a chance encounter at a party, and caused a good topic to come up in conversation. I’ll put this firmly in the “ethical” category.

What’s Next?

So far, I’m asking for information and events, rather than getting continuous guidance throughout my day. That’s manifesting, not psychic intuitions.

So, how is this helping psychic intuitions? Well, I can now do that manifesting quickly, while distracted — the party manifesting took about 5 seconds, in the middle of the dance room. Which suggests that, once I configure the software for psychic intuitions, I’ll be able to receive them while distracted, too, which is quite important. I’ll probably do that configuration next month, and post about it shortly after.

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Case Study: Healing by Draining Energy

Monday, October 1st, 2012

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I always think of draining someone’s energy as an attack, as something a malicious spirit or gross-feeling person does. Turns out, it’s important for healing techniques, too.

I recently did a healing session for a completely non-magickal friend. Normal healing techniques: Provide energy in a signature designed to aid her recovery, focused on the injured tissue. But she’d never even worked with energy, and the healing energy overloaded her.

Half an hour after the session, she became lightheaded and nauseous, experienced vertigo, and her face started to tingle. The tingle reminded me of the feeling of energy, and the lightheadedness made me think of grounding. I connected to her, and found the healing energy had totally overflowed the source of the healing (in her head), and was overflowing into her head and torso, overwhelming her.

First, the long-term fix: I connected to the ethereal software driving the healing, and had it cut its effect in half. (Later, I added some instructions to modulate the amount of energy based on how much the person is absorbing).

Then, the short-term fix: I drained the healing energy from her head, stomach, and face. Each time, I just opened connections between her and me, let the energy flow from her to me. (Energy flows from high-pressure to low-pressure, so I didn’t have to do anything beyond opening the connection). Then I released the energy from my body so I could drain more from hers. The amount of energy was noticeable but not troublesome to me. I only stopped when I felt the energy stop flowing through my draining connection.

She felt noticeably better within seconds, and all the way better in a few minutes. The shift was dramatic, and noticeable just from watching her.

And so, I’ll add draining-for-grounding to my list of healing techniques.

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Case Study: Energy for Happiness

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

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I want to share another new technique I’m excited about. Like heating myself, this simply worked my first try, and it’s pretty useful.

This technique makes me happy. Literally, that’s what it does: I was feeling kind of down for a few days, so I used magick to make myself happy. I can’t teach you the technique because it involves a lot of things we haven’t discussed yet, but I can tell you the gist of it, and the results.

The Details

I was in a funk for a few days. Not a serious depression, but definitely going in that direction: I was unhappy for no particular reason, didn’t want to work, just stayed home most of the time. And as you know, thinking, “I’m going to be happy now” doesn’t help.

I was thinking about the mental posture work I was doing: I’d connect to areas of my mind, adjust their state, then get comfortable holding my mind in that new state. Could I do something similar to the parts of my mind causing the depression, to put them into a new state?

It turns out, you can. And I did. I connected to those areas causing the depression and turned off that mental process (using the same mental muscles I’d been using to learn the mental postures). I felt non-unhappy within seconds. I was surprised that I didn’t actually feel happy, but it makes sense: I’d only disabled the things causing the unhappiness, but hadn’t yet enabled anything to actually cause happiness.

So I asked those mental muscles to put those areas into a happy state, and it worked again. I got cheerful, but that wasn’t all. I’d only expected to be more cheerful as I thought the same thoughts, but instead, my whole perspective changed. I focused on different things (opportunities and potential connections to new friends, rather than my worries from before). And when I thought about the same events, I interpreted them differently — the friend who cancelled lunch isn’t avoiding me, she’s just busy and needs support. I wasn’t thinking or trying to change my perspective like this, it just happened on its own, but it was dramatic, and reminded me of how some people describe their first days on antidepressants.

An hour later, I’d become accustomed to the new happy state. In my notes, I describe myself as “still non-unhappy, a bit happy even,” but not “actively happy.” So I tested it: I turned off the effect, and within seconds, my funk started to return. Then I quickly turned the effect back on, and felt happy again. (By the way, this is how they verify that psychiatric drugs are working when they can’t do a proper placebo control: They verify that the patient’s mood goes up and down as they administer or remove the treatment.)

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Heating My Body with Energy

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

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You’ve probably heard that magickal energy can make your hands feel warm. Maybe you’ve even experienced it yourself. I certainly have. But I’ve only recently had success heating my whole body on a cold day.  I’m pretty excited about it, and I want to tell you what happened, and why it’s significant.

Living in San Francisco, I walk a lot. One evening, was meeting some friends about a half-hour away, and left my jacket behind because it had been warm during the day. Well, the evening was cold, and I would have gone back from a coat, except I got a psychic intuition that I should just keep going. This seemed like a good chance to test that intuition — if it was wrong, I’d be a little cold, but nothing serious — so I decided to go with it.

A few blocks later, I was starting to get cold, but got another intuition to keep going. “Guess psychic needs some more work,” I thought, then decided to see if I could do something about the temperature. I’d just awakened new mental muscles for energy healing and other effects in the body. Most of the time, it takes a few tries and some training before I learn to use new mental muscles well enough to get good results. But sometimes, particularly when you’ve awakened all the mental muscles for certain task, they simply know how to do things. And this day, I got lucky.

I engaged all my mental muscles (new and old) for working with the body, and asked them to increase my body temperature. I don’t recall the exact phrasing, but as long as your intent is clear, exact phrasing usually doesn’t matter with mental muscles. I’d tried this a year ago and gotten little more than a tingling in my hands. So, I kept walking, expecting nothing, still thinking my psychic intuitions were just off. (I mention that because there’s an idea that magick only works if you expect it to work, which is inaccurate in my experience.)

Within a few minutes, my torso and arms felt warmer. Nothing big, but clear and noticeable, and enough to get me exploring. I asked the mental muscles to add my hands to the effect, and it worked. Then I asked them to sink the new signature into the deeper layers, past energy and closer to cells. This causes a larger, faster result in energy healing, and it worked here, too: I changed from simply not feeling as cold to actually feeling warm, and my hands felt warm when I touched them to my stomach and face.

I kept this up for the remaining 20 minutes of the walk, then the entire 30 minutes walking home. Both times, by the end of it, my arms were feeling uncomfortably hot, like I wanted to roll up my sleeves. I’ve done the effect a few times since then, and I can regulate it so I’m at a comfortable temperature, but it was just so neat getting such a large result that I wanted to keep feeling the excessive heat and enjoy my success at magick more than I wanted my arms to be physically comfortable.

Why I’m Excited

Eliminating the need for a coat is much less useful than eliminating pain. So why does this result excite me more than many of the healing sessions I’ve written about?

First, it was a clear, near-instant result, much more obvious than most healing techniques. And it’s easier for me to say it’s not placebo — I’ve been hypnotized to make my arm feel warm, and it was nowhere near as noticeable as this. Like most of you, I occasionally doubt my magick, and this result is really nice for reassuring myself. Also, it’s a nice confirmation that my psychic intuitions are working.

Second, the effect hardly required any energy. The point wasn’t to swamp my body with magick energy. Instead, the point was to shift the signature of my cells, presumably to trigger them to burn more glucose and generate more energy. This is perfectly in line with what I would expect from my model of healing: The significant part of the healing result comes from changing the signature, not from supplying lots of magickal energy. So it’s a nice confirmation of that model. The way the effect intensified when I sunk the signature into the deeper layers (closer to cells) is also perfectly in line with that model.

And third, because the effect just worked. It didn’t take a month of debugging. I know that developing a technique through debugging is a sign that you’re developing as a mage, but sometimes, it’s just exciting to have a quick, easy win with a new effect that works the first time you try it.

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Case Study: Distance Energy Healing for a Spine

Friday, June 15th, 2012

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On Tuesday, I told you how excited I am about two successful distance healing sessions, and gave you Lisa’s report on her knee. Today, I want to share her report the other healing — a spinal injury.

Prior to Healing Session

Lisa injured her back lifting an overweight patient (she’s a nurse, remember), and waited 3 days before asking me to heal her, hoping it would get better with rest. While her pain did change throughout the day — worse when she woke up, less bad after stretching and moving — the pain levels were the same from day to day. Here’s her report of waking up on the third day:

I woke up with sharp, pulsing pains radiating down the anterior, lateral and posterior sides of my left leg and experienced simultaneously a deep, constant pain in my left buttock which radiated to my groin. I was lying on my left side and was unable to roll over to the right. My left hip and thigh wouldn’t flex. With effort, I could wiggle the toes on my left foot; so I grabbed my left knee and threw my left leg over the right and rolled out of bed. I was nauseated from the pain. I hobbled to the kitchen, took two Aleve and one Ibuprofen and applied an ice pack to my lower back for 30 minutes.   I had to go to work. I couldn’t call in sick… we have to call in 3 hours before our shift starts. It was already too late to call in. I felt better after icing my back; I hoped I prevented the muscles from going into a spasm. But when I bent down to pull on my pants, I screamed. I had to lie down on the bed and put my legs up in the air.  It took four tries to get my pants on.

After stretching and getting moving, the pain decreased, as it had on each day since the injury. She went into work, was very careful about lifting and posture that day, then had me heal her when she got home.

Note: I’ve lightly edited Lisa’s reports for readability, but no content changes.

24 Hours After Healing

I worked with Lisa before she went to bed. Here’s her report of her condition the next morning:

Pain in the left buttock was typically an 8/10, but this morning it was a 5/10.  Range of motion increased, too. I was able to put my pants on while standing up, with a minimum of screaming. Hooray! Shooting pains still occurred down the left leg, three sides, but not as frequently. In order to get into the car I still had to pick up my left leg and place it inside, but I was no longer nauseated or sweaty. I continued taking 2 Aleve each morning, and one at night, and applying ice 30 minutes on followed by heat for 20 minutes while awake.

The last sentence is a great example of what I typically recommend: Continue doing your normal treatments, such as painkillers and ice, even after the session. The more things you can do to help yourself, the better.

The Next 24 Hours

Here’s Lisa’s report on the second day following the session:

Pain down the lateral and posterior sides of my left leg decreased in intensity. Pain on the anterior side still the same.  I was able to touch my toes with a 5/10-7/10 pain.  Before, I couldn’t roll over, but now, with conscious direction of my muscles, I can roll from laying on my back to my right side (still experiencing 8/10 pain while doing so, but could now roll over without using my hands to pull my left leg across my body).


After experiencing no change in her condition for the 3 days prior to healing, Lisa experienced a slow but steady improvement following the session, which has continued in the weeks since then. We’re pretty happy with the results.

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Case Study: Distance Energy Healing for a Knee

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

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Even after I had experience with in-person energy healing, I had trouble doing energy healing at distance. There’s a bunch of extra steps to doing it at distance, and I couldn’t handle them all while also driving the technique. Healers who channel ethereal software don’t have this problem — the software handles those details — but if you want to do techniques beyond what your ethereal software can handle, distance work is fairly complicated.

So I’m excited with some recent results from working with Lisa’s knee and back at distance. Both worked well from halfway across the country*. I’m going to tell you about her knee today, and her back later.

*At this range, distance shouldn’t matter anymore, so the techniques should generalize to work at any distance. Also, I want to mention: I’m not cherry-picking the 2 best results from a dozen failures. These are the only 2 distance sessions I’ve tried in the past several months.

The technique is essentially the same as what I used on my own knee while walking, using more complex connections to handle the distance. The key is that, rather than building energy in my own body and trying to send it, I instead adjusted the energy her own body produces. This eliminated a lot of the loss of power I’d experienced in previous attempts, and seems to be working well, several weeks after the session.

Here’s Lisa’s report on her injury and the post-healing improvements, in her own words (lightly edited for readability):

As an RN, I work 12.5-hour shifts on my feet, walking on concrete most of the time. One Saturday, I tweaked my right knee at work and by the time I got home, my knee was warm, slightly swollen and ached. I iced it for 20 minutes, took 2 Aleve and went to bed with my knee wrapped in an ice pack. Normally, that remedy effectively reduces the pain. Not this time. The pain was much worse in the morning.

Mike has worked on my knee before with great results, so I called and asked him to do a healing. He performed a healing session in the evening after I got off work, and almost immediately my pain dropped from an 8/10 to a 3/10. I iced my knee per usual and went to bed.

The next morning I was surprised that the aching was nearly gone. I had good movement forward and backward, and I could do a partial squat without pain. My knee was still very sensitive to any movements that put a rotational stress on the joint or activities like jogging, so I avoided those.

It has been two weeks since Mike performed the healing and I have regained a greater range of pain free movement. I can now get into a full squat for a short period of time and jog a short distance without the fear of reinjuring my knee. Even with this increased activity, my pain rarely exceeds a 3/10, and when it does, I can treat it with ice and aleve.

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Case Study: Energy Healing for My Knee (April 2012)

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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Two weeks ago, I didn’t see a curb, and dropped an extra 4-6 inches onto a straight knee. The next day, that knee was sore as I walked. (3/10 on the pain scale). After a healing technique, the pain stopped within seconds.

The result was useful but not genuinely amazing. But the speed and thoroughness of results has me excited: In the past, I’ve had to sit down, keep the knee stationary, then rest for 5-10 minutes while the healing energy set in before I’d feel better. This time, using a new technique, I got instant results while I walked. And the new approach should apply to other healing techniques too, which is particularly exciting.

The Results

While walking 4 blocks from my apartment to the train station, my knee started hurting. The pain was continuous as I walked, but worse when I had weight on the knee. It was bearable but unpleasant, and would have caused me to cut out some activities that day. It showed no signs of stopping, either while I was considering how much walking I had planed that day, or while I was preparing for the healing session.

I did the healing technique in about a minute, as I walked another half-block. I’ll go into the details in the next section.

Within a few seconds of completing the healing technique, the pain stopped — from a 3/10 to a 0/10. If my foot landed at an odd angle as I stepped, there was a minor twinge (2/10) for a split-second, but it felt more like an awareness that my knee was weak than a serious ache. And as long as I stepped normally, with my foot pointing straight ahead, there was zero pain.

I consider this twinge a feature, not a bug: It’s important to get feedback from your body about how it’s weak, and I avoid energy intended to numb because, if it works, it can lead the person to injure themselves worse. I was glad for the feedback on how to step properly. Interestingly, before the healing technique, when my knee was continuously sore, I didn’t notice anything different about different ways of stepping — it all felt uniformly bad.

I walked at my normal pace, paying attention to the orientation of my foot, for another two blocks to the train station, then down two flights of stairs, still without pain. After sitting for the 20-minute train ride, the twinges from stepping at an odd angle had stopped, and I walked another mile without any pain.

In the two weeks since this happened, I’ve walked 3-5 miles a day without pain (normal for me), and gone dancing twice for 3 hours each, again without pain. No idea how long the pain would have lasted without the healing technique, but it stopped abruptly and didn’t come back. I’ll call that a success.

The New Technique

Note: This healing technique is at the edge of what I can do, so I don’t have all the building blocks written up yet. Take this description as an example of advanced direct magick, rather than a how-to guide.

I connected to my knee and checked the signatures of my muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. Most of the signatures looked normal, but the cartilage looked inflamed.

I set up a network of connections throughout the cartilage. If you don’t do this, you’ll wind up applying the healing energy only to one small area of the injury, and the other parts will continue hurting.

Then I figured out the right signature for the healing technique. This is complex, and probably requires its own series, but after looking at enough healthy and injured tissue, it just becomes obvious. Note that this step is not required if you’re using ethereal software, but I wanted to use a technique that my ethereal software doesn’t know, so I had to do a few extra steps.

I created a small pool of energy in that healing signature. This is different than building up energy, because (1) I connected the pool to my core, where power flows into my body, so it would be continuously powered, and (2) I set up stable ethereal structures to hold the pool, and made them so they would only produce energy in the right signature. This was a new step, and simplifies the process of delivering the healing energy to all the different points in the tissue.

Then I followed the paths from the tissue’s energy layer down toward the actual cells. This is something that’s foreign to most energy healers, but I find it’s critical to producing good results. The closer you get to cells, the more dramatically you can affect what those cells are doing. In my terminology, it goes: Energy, State, Physical Gateway*, then the next stage (which I haven’t named yet). When I started healing work, I only worked with the energy layer, and people only experienced minor numbing. As I got down into state and physical gateway, the effects have set in faster and more dramatically. This time, I went past physical gateway, which I think is the key change that caused the instant results.

*Yes, the names are bad. “State” doesn’t really conjure up any metaphors. Mea culpa. I’ll figure out a proper naming scheme at some point.

By the way, this isn’t as simple as imagining your connections going deep into your cells. That might communicate your intent to your mental muscles, but it doesn’t show them how to accomplish that goal, which in my experience, they need. At each step on the path from energy to cells, there’s a change in the quality of the pathways: They become smaller and more intricate, with a signature that’s harder to work with. I had to develop better sensory connections, and practice a lot, before my mental muscles knew how to work with those paths.

With the connection network and the energy pool in place, I pushed the new energy signature through the physical gateway for all the different points in the network, then connected all the paths together, and that was the healing. In total, it took about a minute. After that, my knee felt better within seconds — about the time to walk one step.

Why Not Focus on the Intent?

Sometimes, I remember questions from readers as I’m writing posts. This time, it was, “Why not just focus on my intent to heal my knee, and let my mental muscles and ethereal software handle the details?”

I have 3 answers to this:

First, I’ve tried that in the past: For an injury I’d worked with a dozen times, I tried just connecting to it and saying “Heal” in my head, intently. I fully expected it to work, and was surprised when it didn’t. But, indeed, that technique was ineffective. Immediately after, I did a technique similar to the one in this post, doubting myself all the way through, but it worked great. (This is one reason I’m pretty sure these healing results aren’t just placebo: The effectiveness has very little to do with my expectations, and everything to do with the actual technique I use.)

Second, here’s my model for why focused intent is ineffective: My mental muscles don’t innately know how to do this type of healing technique any more than my physical muscles innately know how to do a backflip. I had to step through the process and train them first, which is what I did here.

Third, I don’t know of any ethereal software that does healing techniques like this. Sure, my software has a command to “heal my knee,” but when I give it that command, it implements a simpler, less effective set of changes than I did here, acting at State layer, rather than going through Physical Gateway. That’s why I mean by “the ethereal software doesn’t know this technique.” At this point, I could theoretically reprogram it with this technique, but only after first working through the technique myself.

So, that’s why I didn’t just focus on my intent to heal: It hasn’t worked in the past, and I don’t think I have the right tools to make it work this time. But stepping through a complex procedure works well, and it will hopefully let me generalize this technique to other healings. Which is the real point of this write-up, and why I’m excited about the results.

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