I’ll be in the Philippines from February 20 to March 21, and if anyone out there wants to “meet up” with me, I’ll be in Baguio at the clinic of Jun Labo the week of March 3. I’ll also be in Urdaneta with Esther Bravo the week of February 24, staying at Majoha Hotel. Happy Trip! Jessica
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Many people arrive at my blog because of their interest in psychic surgery and faith healing of the Philippines. However, I’ve just added several new posts that I’d like to explain. The first 4 posts below relate some of my personal metaphysical and spiritual experiences. I hope you enjoy reading them.
The next post contains resources for traveling to the Philippines and visiting the healers. I recently made minor changes to this post, adding phone numbers, things like that, so if you’ve read it before please read it again. Please DO NOT e-mail me with questions about visiting the Philippines until AFTER you have read this article. Thanks!
You will also find a post about the revised edition of my book “PSYCHIC SURGERY AND FAITH HEALING,” and one about the trip I took in March 2013 with Denis, who is dealing with stage 4 throat cancer. This post has photos of psychic surgery, and if you click on them the photos get larger (caution, they are bloody).
Many blessings and good wishes to all.
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Communicating with the spiritual dimensions requires the sometimes-difficult ability to listen, because any worthwhile conversation must go both ways. Setting our intentions, praying, and asking for blessings are worthy endeavors, but are we able to recognize the results? Even when we are sufficiently focused and able to take in the information, how often do we edit it? Communicating with spirit requires quieting the conscious mind and attuning our awareness to more subtle vibrations. All forms of meditation are valuable in this regard.
I’ve often struggled with listening to my inner guidance, because my mind is so darn busy and noisy. Human thought patterns are strongly affected by outside factors, especially when we are young. As children, we believe what we are told by adults, and this forms the basis of our worldview and perception of ourselves. For a long time, my “self talk” tended to be negative, which can really block out subtle vibrations. Only after years of meditation have I become able to receive communications and energy from the spirit world and respond appropriately.
When I was working as a legal secretary in Walnut Creek, California, I was often exhausted and bored, and I had a tendency to indulge in negative thinking along the lines of: “Life sucks, my life sucks, I’m worthless, and nobody likes me.” You get the idea.
One day, I was walking in the parking garage basement. I wasn’t paying much attention to my surroundings because my head was filled with one particular thought: “Nothing good ever happens to me.”
At that moment, I happened to look down, and there lying at my feet was a $20 bill! This ironic communication from God was difficult to ignore—and no active listening was involved on my part. The message was blatant. From this, I learned that the Universe always provides exactly what we need when we need it, no matter what our interior dialogue might tell us.
Sometimes the message comes through other people, sometimes repeatedly, until we begin paying attention. Once I was stranded in New York City in a cheap hotel on the upper west side, but I wanted to live in a popular hotel on Broadway that was filled with artists and writers and actors. I must have called the rental agent 100 times on the phone and made numerous visits, all to no avail. Finally I got it. “Someone” was trying to tell me that moving there was not for my highest good, and that my next step involved something I hadn’t yet thought of. From this, I learned the best path in life is to go through the open door, not keep knocking endlessly on the closed one.
While still in that same miserable hotel, I was lying in bed one night consumed by the thought: “No one loves me; no one will ever love me.” Just then the phone rang. It was a former boyfriend I hadn’t heard from in several years. I’d known him when he was quite young and confused about how to express his feelings.
“I’m calling to tell you I love you,” he said. Nothing more. I imagined God whispering in his ear, encouraging him to call when I most needed to hear these words.
Around the same time, I attended a folk music concert in the basement of a church. The singer was a rather chubby fellow with a big smile. He seemed so friendly and approachable. After the performance, I went up to him and told him how much I enjoyed his show.
“You don’t remember me, do you, Jessie?”
Indeed, I did not recognize him, and even after he said we had spent time together 13 years earlier at a folk music club in another city, my memory of him was vague. The outcome of this chance encounter was that he gave me an old car, a very old car with a big hole in the passenger side floor that let water splash in when it rained. I was the third person to receive the car as a gift, and it provided the means to get out of New York City and on to the next stage in my life. This type of synchronicity could easily be called “The Cosmic Dating Service.”
Sometimes God speaks to us through objects. In the late 1970s, I was living in Austin, Texas, playing music in the clubs and selling handmade clothing and other items at the crafts market. One year after Christmas, I had 50 little stuffed dolls left over, so in February I went to New Orleans to sell them on the street during Mardi Gras.
The first day, I went into an Indian imported clothing store and fell in love with a beautiful blue shirt. Oh, how I wanted that shirt, but I didn’t have any money. I decided that after I had sold a few dolls and had bus fare home, I’d come back and buy it.
While strolling around the French Quarter later that night—and not selling any dolls because everyone thought they were Voodoo dolls! —I walked by the store. It was closed, but much to my surprise the blue shirt I desired so much was sitting neatly folded on the front step just waiting for me to pick it up. For many years, I believed this to be some sort magical occurrence, but I’ve since realized the shop owner must have been moved by the intensity of my desire and left it for me to find. Perhaps this experience comes under the category of “manifesting,” although I didn’t know the term back then.
A few years ago, I went through a phase in which I questioned my spiritual path. Was I was doing the right thing with my life? Did I need to make a change? After meditating on this for several weeks, a greeting card arrived in the mail from a woman I had done a clairvoyant reading for months earlier.
The card showed a beautiful lithograph of an owl holding a lantern with the word “Hope” on it. Inside the woman had written: “This card reminded me of you…a wise, beautiful being, carrying a lantern of hope.” These are lofty words, for sure, and I am constantly endeavoring to remember and be worthy of them.
In December 2012, I had a strong desire to visit the Philippines but couldn’t afford it. I prayed and prayed, and a few weeks later I got a phone call from a friend in California who was sick and wanted to see the faith healers. He asked me to be his personal travel guide to the Philippines and offered to pay my expenses, essentially proving that spirit is always listening, whether we are aware of it or not.
So I make a regular habit of reaching out to the spiritual dimensions with my questions, and then practice the art of listening for answers. If there is something I want to bring into my life, I visualize it in the center of my head, put bright sparkling light around it, and then wait. Sometimes my wishes come true, but when they don’t I work on accepting what is and renew my efforts.
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Everything seen and unseen is made up of vibrating energy and capable of communicating with everything else. This idea is central to the belief system known as animism—a word derived from the Latin word anima, meaning breath or soul.
Another term for animism, which may be more familiar to modern readers, is shamanism. Animistic beliefs are among the oldest human beliefs, most likely dating from the Stone Age. Similar ideas are still found in native cultures around the world. The basic tenet of animism is that everything has consciousness, both living creatures and the inanimate, including animals, trees, rocks, and water. Animism also embraces the idea that everything continually reincarnates in the physical dimension. According to animism, the spirit world and the material world are different aspects of a greater reality, existing simultaneously, and that everything is alive and sacred.
When I was about seven or eight years old, I could hear the grass, trees, and even rocks talking to me. The grass mostly expressed ambivalence about being walked on, and the trees said they loved it when the wind blew. Communicating with rocks was more of an energetic connection, as I held large pieces of rose quartz in my hands for hours and slept with a large box of them under my bed to absorb their emanations.
But as I grew older, without realizing it, I lost touch with this sensitivity. It was replaced by the harsh realities inherent in dealing with other humans and mundane activities such as holding down a job to pay the rent. Fortunately, when I began to meditate in my thirties, my sensitivity and spiritual receptivity started to come back. Now that I have more fully embraced the natural state of mediumship, I am grateful to find I have come full circle. Once again, I am able to experience all kinds of non-verbal communications.
A few years ago, while editing a book on shamanism, the various stones in my house—some of which I’ve held captive for many years—started calling out to me. I began to go through every closet and drawer, but most of all a special shelf where I had long kept objects of special significance. As I collected the stones and meditated on them, some of them told me they wanted to stay with me and help with my healing work. These I kept and later took to a creek for a re-energizing bath.
Some of the to-be-eliminated stones included the crystals given to me by my father after his death in 1998. Others were from my various trips to the Philippines, and also shells from the South China Sea. These will be especially difficult to part with because of my deep love for the Philippine islands, my spiritual home.
While packing up everything to take to the river and release, I remembered one drawer I had forgotten to check. To my surprise and dismay, I found my father’s bolo, a weapon made of three rocks tied together with leather straps. As I held these stones in my hand, an intense wave of sorrow came over me. It was the feeling of the trapped stones, who told me they never wanted to hurt anyone. They will be the first to be thrown into the river, and I will be especially relieved to liberate them.
The book I’d been reading also talked about ancestors, and I was horrified to realize that I had been holding captive some of my ancestors, too. So I took with me the remaining ashes of my parents and Mr. Fluffy (my cat who died), and a clipping of hair from the head of my former spiritual teacher Swami Muktanana. He died in 1982, so it seemed like it was time to liberate that part of him, too.
I headed for the Rogue River at Gold Hill in Southern Oregon, and when I exited the freeway I turned onto Upper River Road. I had never been on this road before, but I was looking for the right place to offer my treasures to the river. After about a quarter of a mile, I passed a bright yellow geodesic dome that stood out against the green of the forest and the other houses. But I kept driving, because how could I go up to some hippie’s house and say: “Would you mind if I liberated my deceased ancestors and rock collection on your property?”
I drove about another quarter of a mile and saw that it was all private property with no public access to the river, so I turned around and went back to the dome and parked the car on the road.
Almost immediately, a golden Labrador retriever and a man with two brown braids came up to greet me. As I began to tell him (cautiously) about why I wanted to access the river via his property, he said: “Oh, I understand. You want to liberate your stone people. But this isn’t the best place to do it. Let me show you. Just walk with me.”
He led me up the road with the dog (who stopped briefly to roll around in a dead otter). As we walked, the man told me he was Scotch-Irish and Cherokee Indian, and that he had lived most of his life with the Native Peoples in Oklahoma, but now he was living in Southern Oregon.
“This part of the river is where the Native Peoples came for centuries every spring to lay down their troubles and their differences. Together as one people, they threw their burdens into the river and they blessed the salmon. They didn’t even take one fish at that time, but let the fish continue swimming upstream to lay eggs, ensuring another season of fish for the people. Just two weeks ago, we held this same ceremony here on the river.”
He stopped at a wide spot in the road and led me to the edge of the riverbank. At this place, two parts of the river that had been separated by a small island came back together, causing fairly wild, white water rapids.
“This is where you should liberate your stone people, because from here the water will carry them down the river to freedom.”
We walked back to the dome in silence. Then, as we were about to part, he said with a somewhat serious and respectful tone in his voice, “Would you mind if I gave you a hug?”
“The Cherokees in Oklahoma don’t hug each other, especially the men,” he added. “So now I’m trying to learn how to hug people. Hold out your hand and I’ll show you how they greet each other.”
With this, he gave me a stiff handshake, and then we put our arms around each other and hugged. As I turned to go, the dog asked me to throw a stick for him to chase. Then I got in the car and drove back to the place where I intended to perform my ceremony. I felt incredibly blessed to have been brought by divine direction to meet this incredible man.
Back at the river, I began throwing the rocks into the river, saying things like “Go in peace.” They were no longer mine, nor had they ever been. Strangely, I felt no particular emotion, no sadness. It was as though I had already let go of them a very long time ago, and this was just the final act of release.
The house seems more peaceful, now that these old attachments are gone. It’s a time of clearing out what no longer serves me so I can focus more clearly on the love and service I have yet to give others.
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Jessica Bryan is a spiritual medium, living in Ashland, Oregon. She does clairvoyant readings and a type of energy healing from the Philippines called “Magnetic Energy Healing.” Jessica has written three books: Psychic Surgery and Faith Healing, Revised Edition; Mediumship and the Flow of Grace: Messages from Paul; and Love is Ageless – Stories About Alzheimer’s Disease. Jessica is also a professional editor, specializing in metaphysical, spiritual, and self-help books.
Meet Jessica on March 8, 2014 at the Enlightened Living Faire at the Josephine County Fairgrounds in Grants Pass, Oregon.
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We are physical beings living in a material world, which we experience through our five senses. But we are simultaneously so much more. Our physical world in the third dimension merges into the etheric plane and from there into the fourth dimension, which is also sometimes referred to as the astral plane. This alternate universe is inhabited by all sorts of spirits, entities, elementals, fairies, and ghosts—much like the spirits on the television show “Ghost Whisperer,” those unfortunate souls who have died but haven’t yet “crossed over into the light.”
Within the fourth dimension there are many levels, which serve as a graduated bridge, or ladder between the third and fifth dimensions—different theories postulate anywhere from seven to 49 astral levels. This bridge allows for the possibility of making contact with the higher spiritual realms, consciously through astral projection, meditation, near death experience, lucid dreaming, and other means. But, most importantly, in order to experience the higher planes, we must first be filled with good intentions and love for ourselves and others. We must also learn the necessary skills to raise our conscious awareness.
The fourth dimension merges into the fifth, which some people call heaven. Some people theorize there are higher spiritual dimensions, but in most religions and belief systems this is the highest realm a soul can reach. There are many theories about the complex subject of multi-dimensional reality, and what I have offered here is simply my personal understanding. Ultimately we will not really know the complete nature and structure of the universe until we die and cross over ourselves.
My experience is that I am “here” in physical reality, but I am also simultaneously “there” in the spiritual realm. I perceive this “other place” with my inner vision during meditation and when I am working with clients doing energy healing and clairvoyant readings. My book Mediumship and the Flow of Grace discusses the retrieval of information for others, but in this article I’d like to share a few experiences that are more personal.
For the past several years, I’ve attended a class called “Monday Night Meditation” in Ashland, Oregon. Many of the exercises (or “processes”) we do together in class involve visualization meditations while music is being played. Perhaps my most dramatic experience occurred the first time I attended:
We were told to visualize a pyramid and sit inside of it. We were also instructed to be aware of the presence of Archangel Michael, who would protect us as we traveled onto the “inner planes.” Our destination was our own future in this lifetime or possibly a future life.
Our individual pyramids moved slowly around us three times and then a door opened. When I disembarked onto the inner planes, I was surprised to see before me the scene of my own death in the future, perhaps in my mid-80s. Most remarkable was the sensation of being in two places at once. Seventy-five percent of my consciousness was still in the present, but 25 percent was with my future self, which was undergoing the process of dying! As I lay quietly on a raised bed, several brown-skinned women fanned me with palm fronds. Given that I have visited the Philippines numerous times and consider it my spiritual home, I assumed this meant I would die there, rather than in the U.S.
I was aware of my breath flowing gently in and out. In…out, in…out, but then there was no breath in. I felt incredibly peaceful throughout the experience. My consciousness floated out of my body and over a bridge, and then I entered a beautiful garden. I recognized the garden as being part of the fifth dimension by its quality of sparkling, golden light. I trusted this place because I had been there before.
In another visualization meditation, we once again traveled into the future via our personal pyramids. This time, I experienced myself as an enlightened master, except I was a small boy about ten years old! He (who was also me) was giving spiritual blessings to many people, who were sitting at his feet. The scene was reminiscent of paintings I’ve seen of Christ walking among the multitudes, Indian gurus giving darshan, or Buddha surrounded by spiritual seekers. I wondered where this was. I was unsure as to whether it was on the future earth, another planet, or simply in an energetic, spiritual dimension.
I heard a voice say: “There will be no more dirt,” and I took this to mean the earth would be cleansed of war, famine, and hatred—all those things so many of us are hoping for. It also seemed like an agricultural society, a “back to the future” sort of place.
Then I noticed the quality of the light, that same sparking, scintillating light. The entire place was made of it, and this told me I was not on a future physical earth. Perhaps, like many people believe, it was a future earth that was no longer physical, an earth that had become pure energy. When the meditation ended, I was “snapped” back soundly into my physical body, which told me I had been far away, out on the inner planes.
During another Monday Night Meditation we were told to go to a time, place, or person in our lives needing forgiveness. At first, I couldn’t think of anything, because I’ve done so much of this kind of inner work already. But then the memory surfaced of a miscarriage I had in my forties. When I asked the spirit of the child to forgive me for not being able to sustain the pregnancy, a vision of a graceful young woman appeared. She blessed me with a smile and said, “I forgive you, mother.” Peace flooded over me, and I knew the few months we had spent together served a purpose, and that she had gone on to incarnate through another woman.
The last vision I’d like to share also happened at Monday Night Meditation. This time we were instructed to go back in time to who and where we were before we were born into our present lifetime. As I went back through the years, I began to get anxious, especially when I reached the time just after birth. But then my consciousness leapt from my physical body and I landed in the middle of a conversation with a large angelic being. This teacher, or guide, was trying to explain to me that it was time for me to take another incarnation.
I looked aghast at the two people who were designated to be my new parents. Then I turned to the angelic being and said, “I don’t think it’s a good idea!”
A discussion ensued during which the angel explained why it really was a good idea. Finally I capitulated, and instantly I was inside of my mother’s body as she was conceiving me with my father. I felt wave after wave of her negative emotional energy, and it was overwhelming.
Just then the meditation ended. Thank GOD! I must add that having worked with the learning situation of my family for many years now, it was, indeed, a good idea to be born of them.
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Whether or not there is a spiritual growth class or meditation group near where you live, you can begin your own journey of making contact with other dimensions by practicing the simple exercises given below. Just focus your awareness on the Divine—and remember…your intention directs your destination.
EXERCISE: Connecting to Divine Energy
Sit in a relaxed pose with your feet on the floor and your hands in your lap, palms up. Imagine there is a cord of any color or thickness going from the base of your spine to the center of the earth. Once you create your cord, it will always be available to ground you. All you have to do is think about it. Your cord can go through solid objects, even if you are on the top floor of a tall building or flying in an airplane.
Next, visualize a large ball of sparkling, golden light about a foot above you. Bring this light gently down into the top of your head. See it moving throughout your body: your throat, heart, solar plexus, and abdomen. Send it down your arms and legs, and back up. Finally, flush the light down through your grounding cord, taking with it any “dis-ease” or negativity.
EXERCISE: Connecting to Earth Energy
Begin as above, but instead create a cord attached to the bottom of each foot. Visualize earth energy moving gently up towards you through these cords. Feel it enter your feet and begin to rise up into your body until it has filled you completely. This energy will feel thick and relaxing. Try this meditation when you feel over-stimulated, stressed, or have trouble sleeping.
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We are born of spirit and are spiritual by our very nature, even as we learn to live in flesh and blood bodies. As human beings, we form a bridge between the seen and the unseen, the physical and the spiritual dimensions. The ability to cross back and forth over this “bridge” is natural to all of us, but in some people the ability is more developed; for them, the focus is clearer, the veil between the dimensions more transparent. They are called “mediums,” “psychics,” “seers,” or “channelers.”
To become a medium is to develop the ability to listen from the heart to your own inner guidance and to what spirit has to say—and then communicate the information to others. To be a medium is to receive and deliver messages of hope, love, and healing.
Mediumship illuminates spiritual truth and opens a window into dimensions of reality that exist beyond the physical world experienced with the senses. It’s at the core of the doctrines of Spiritism and Spiritualism, which embrace the concepts that life continues after death, and that while we are still in the physical body we have the ability to communicate with our loved ones who have “crossed over.”
Although my clairvoyant gifts are useful in many ways, my favorite is communicating with people who have left their physical bodies. Often these “ghosts” show up with something quite interesting to tell the living, as with Orville and Martha, Betty’s mother.
My neighbor’s dad, who died at the age of ninety, is an example of a spirit who could be described as a ghost. I encountered “Orville” early in my exploration of clairvoyance, when his daughter invited me to his funeral. I had never met him in person, but I wanted to support her in her time of mourning.
There were about thirty people gathered at the small country cemetery for the service. I took a seat in the back row. After closing my eyes and going into a light trance, I observed Orville sitting on top of his coffin with one leg crossed over the other. He was wearing a red plaid shirt and appeared to be paying close attention to his family and friends gathered around him.
When his son began to give a personal eulogy, Orville turned toward me, shook his “head” slowly, and said, “I’m so sorry for how I treated the children. I was too hard on them, but that was the only way I knew how to be.”
It surprised me that he was aware of my presence, but I smiled and nodded, acknowledging his spirit-to-spirit communication.
After the speeches were over and the family began to drift away toward their cars, Orville continued to sit on top of the coffin. He waved goodbye to them, as one by one they drove away.
The next day, when I told my neighbor about this experience, she commented that her father’s closet was full of plaid shirts.
BETTY AND HER MOM
We sometimes sponsor a healing circle at our home, and Betty was the first to attend. She arrived almost in tears, because it was the one-year anniversary of her mother’s death.
As I began to pray and go into the trance-medium state, I observed (the spirit of) Betty’s mom standing just behind Betty, who was sitting on the sofa. Betty’s mom gave me a look that said, “Okay, what’s going on here?” and then she “sat down” in the chair across from me. “You must be kind to my daughter because she is very sensitive,” she communicated, and then she began to receive energy healing, which was seen as light.
A visit from a deceased loved one is always a great gift for those left behind, and there are several criteria used in the Spiritualist Church to determine whether the visitation is valid. These criteria include a physical description, the age at passing, the manner of death, the deceased’s name, and a shared experience. So I asked Betty’s mom to tell me her name and how she died. She responded with “Martha,” and then she looked down at her chest with an expression of great dismay, as if to say, “Look at what they did to my body.” From this, I assumed she had surgery in her chest area and later died of cancer.
When the meditation was almost over, another spirit came to “collect” Betty’s mom, as though she was a child who had wandered away. I watched in astonishment as they left by walking right through our front door!
After the meditation ended, I described the spirit visitor to Betty and gave her the name and manner of passing. The information was accurate—her mother’s name was Martha and she had died of lung cancer. Betty said that at the beginning of the meditation she had prayed for healing for her mother’s spirit if she needed it.
At this point, Tom came out of meditation and said the strangest thing: “I got a message from a woman. She told me she was very upset about leaving her shoes behind!”
We all laughed, but then Betty told us her mom was obsessive when it came to buying shoes, comparing her to Imelda Marcos. By the time Betty’s mom died, she owned an entire room filled with shoes.
MEETING WITH A SAINT
Each spirit visitor represents a fantastic story offering multiple levels of meaning and lessons for humanity, but Lucia was extraordinary. I met her and her father at a healing faire where I was doing hands-on healing:
I had just barely touched the six-month-old baby, Lucia—who lay quietly in front of me, looking very tiny on my large healing table—when a vision appeared. An ancient woman with white hair hanging down to her waist and brilliant blue eyes was staring directly at me. The spiritual vibration of the woman was strong, and I sensed she was the soul of the child before birth. In other words, she was a representation of the child’s higher self. It also occurred to me that she was the child’s guardian angel, but then I realized she was both. It was as though the spirit of the child was contained within the small baby before me, and in the large spirit entity who was staring at me.
“The child will be a great teacher,” said the woman. I repeated her words to the baby’s father, who was sitting across from me, his child lying between us.
Then I began to receive further communications from the woman, who seemed to put great emphasis on the message. I repeated her words out loud to the father, although it was not me who spoke, but rather the blue-eyed spirit woman who channeled the message through me.
“The child will be drawn to Catholicism, but you must encourage her to experience many spiritual paths. Tell her they all lead to the same place—the divine. Explain also the concept of dogma. She will already know this, but you can prevent conflict by exposing her early to many expressions of worship. Take her to church, the yoga ashram, the mosque, and the Buddhist temple.”
At this point, I opened my eyes and looked at Lucia. She was sucking vigorously on one of my knuckles and holding on tightly to one of my fingers. She stared at me intently with her beautiful brown eyes, and her gaze told me that she understood everything I had said. I also felt that behind her eyes were the blue eyes of the spirit woman. Something went between us for a brief moment, and I realized it was the pure Flow of Grace. I had been touched by God in the form of a baby, and it was a great gift. Then she was just a baby again, wanting only the breast of her mother.
Ecstasy filled me for the rest of the day as I worked with other people at the faire. My heart had been opened more fully, my vision expanded to that of the child’s.
The next morning, I looked up the baby’s name and discovered an entry on Wikipedia for a Catholic saint called by different yet similar names: St. Lucia, St. Lucie, and St. Lucy. The word “Lucia” bears the same root as the word “light,” and St. Lucia is considered the Patron Saint of the Blind. She is said to bring light to the darkness—which one of my favorite images in doing energy healing. Truly, darkness cannot exist when we focus on bringing divine light into ourselves and each other.
The entry included an image of St. Lucia, and she looked remarkably like the infant Lucia I had met at the faire—she had the same gentle eyes, delicate features, and almond-shaped face.
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The information given here is intended to be general in nature and does not constitute medical or other professional advice. Readers should consult their doctors and other healthcare practitioners for any known or suspected health conditions. I am not a medical doctor and I do not assume responsibility for anyone who chooses to visit a psychic surgeon or faith healer.
There are many factors involved in why people receive different results from psychic surgery. If someone guarantees you will be healed, that person is probably a fake who is only out to get your money. Of course, genuine psychic surgery and other forms of spiritual and energetic healing can be of tremendous benefit, but whatever you receive from the healers is ultimately in God’s hands.
Psychic surgery is illegal in the United States, making it difficult to find this type of practitioner without traveling abroad. Some of the Filipino healers do travel to Europe to practice and, of course, you can also visit John of God in Brazil.
Some people are afraid to travel to the Philippines because of what they hear in the media. However, almost all of the negative news is about Mindanao, which is located at the southern end of the islands. Most of the faith healers are located in Luzon, which is in the northern Philippines. Just follow general safety guidelines for traveling in any foreign country and don’t invite trouble; for example, don’t walk around late at night and flash a big wad of money in a bar. I actually feel safer in the Philippines than I do in Medford, Oregon. Rape is almost non-existent, and you will see security guards in the cities with rifles to prevent robberies. If you are seriously worried about safety, you can always go with a tour guide.
If you are planning to go to the Philippines for the first time, try to go with a tour guide if you can afford the extra cost. It’s easier to travel with an experienced guide, especially if you have mobility problems. Tours often occur between November and February, and around Easter. Three tour guides:
Teressa lives in California and has been going to the Philippines to see Rev. Jun Labo and other healers for many years. Her next tour is scheduled for September 20 – October 4, 2013. Contact her by e-mail for more information.
A quote from Teressa: “Psychic surgery is all about going past any and all limitations of body and spirit. Your healing journey is about self care and comfort, physical and emotional health, releasing negativity, spiritual growth and ascension, and your personal relationship with the Supreme Being.”
Rev. Skillman works mostly with Rev. Jun Labo. When I met him in Baguio in 2008, he was leading a tour of about five people. He also sponsors an orphanage in Urdaneta called “The Holy Angels Orphanage.” Here is a quote from his website: “The trip focuses on your relationship with the source from which we come. That is Love.”
Patrick is French and lives in the Philippines. He offers group tours to visit Rev. Jun Labo and other healers in Baguio, in combination with classes on health. He also coordinates travel in the Philippines for people want to visit when a group is not regularly scheduled. This service is especially valuable if your health is compromised, because Patrick will pick you up at the airport in Manila, drive you to Baguio, and personally introduce you to Jun Labo and other healers. See his website for details.
CREATING YOUR OWN ITINERARY
If you are an experienced traveler and feel confident about going to the Philippines on your own, be sure to call or otherwise contact the healer(s) you intend to see before you buy your airplane ticket to make sure the healer’s clinic will be open when you arrive. Alternatively, you can just go and visit the different healers, as long as you are willing to accept possible disappointment. For example, perhaps the healer has moved, is traveling overseas, has died, or stopped working for some other reason. In 2010, a friend tried to visit Rev. Alex Orbito at the Pyramid of Asia for a scheduled convention of healers, only to discover that the convention had been cancelled because Alex was in Europe!
Here is contact information for the three healers discussed in the posting above about our trip in March 2013. I’ve checked the phone numbers as best I could.
Temple of God of Espiritista Christiana, Inc.
Centro Silaw ti Biag
#537 Nagkayasan Sur. Urdaneta City, Pangasinan 2428 (on the MacArthur Highway several miles south of the Urdaneta crossing). Healing by donation.
Telephone, courtesy of www.keehuachee.blogspot.com: 011-63-919-603-4437
More about Esther on-line: http://ester-bravo.com/category/about-us/
Saturday and Wednesday are Esther’s regularly scheduled days for healing, but she works every day when there is a group of foreigners in the clinic—except when she goes on a mission and takes visitors with her. Unfortunately, the time she does healing is not always specific, which can sometimes require waiting. In addition to her chapel in Urdaneta, a healing sanctuary is being built for her in the mountains.
REV. JUN LABO
444 Naguilian Road, Baguio City 2600, Philippines.
Cell No. (from the U.S.): 011-63-917-885-9086
Healing with Jun is expensive: 100 Euros per day (approx. $130 or 5,200 pesos).
I have received many healings from Jun Labo, and a chapter in my book Psychic Surgery and Faith Healing: Revised Edition is devoted to my experiences at his clinic in the 1990s. Jun has been teaching for the past few years, and I was fortunate to attend his mediumship class in March 2008. My book Mediumship and the Flow of Grace: Messages from Paul is based on my experiences during and after this class.
If you want to see Jun while you are in the Philippines, it’s best to call him before traveling to the Philippines because his schedule changes from time to time. He usually works in his clinic every day beginning at 9 a.m. and ending when everyone has been helped. People just show up and wait their turn. They might come on their own from anywhere in the world, or they might come with a tour. If you are not traveling with a tour guide, try to schedule your visit for a time when there is a tour. Having more people for healing seems to raise the spiritual vibrations in the clinic. Jun usually recommends that people with serious illnesses, such as cancer, see him ten times. Jun is in his late seventies, so if you want to see him, it would be best to do it soon.
At Jun’s clinic, you will see many nearly naked people! If you are shy, bring a shawl to cover yourself, and then put it aside when it’s your turn to get on the table (in front of the others, who will be watching!). Taking photos or videos of your loved ones while they are on the table is allowed, but you shouldn’t take photos of people you don’t know without permission. All this sounds weird, I know, but Jun’s method is not like Western medicine, which usually means waiting for the doctor alone in a cold, impersonal treatment room. Actually it’s quite easy and natural after a few days.
BRIEF BIO FOR JUN CONTRIBUTED BY TERESSA GATES
Jun was born on December 23, 1934 in Dagupan City in Pangasinan, Philippines. His mastery of bare hand surgery/psychic surgery is second to none. Jun’s parents belonged to the “Union Espiritista Christiana de Filipinas,” a spiritual church that has taught numerous faith healers in the Philippines. Jun’s mother was a psychic dentist, and she forced Jun to go to church on Sundays. Jun was not keen on spending part of his Sunday in church, and he would sneak out to play with his friends.
One Sunday, he became paralyzed during a church ceremony. In a state of shock and with fear, he witnessed his first apparition of Jesus. This was Jun’s first encounter with Jesus, who was to become one of his spirit guides.
Jun’s first healing experience came when he was accompanying his mother and her friends on a religious walk one afternoon. A woman collapsed and Jun instinctively placed his hand on her chest (the heart chakra). Blood surfaced (energy releasing) and Jun ran away in fear. The crowd brought him back and asked him to finish the healing. Jun continued healing the woman and she fully recovered.
JUN’S DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES
Jun channels Jesus and an Indian guide named “Rama” during his surgeries. He practices in very comfortable surrounding in his own healing centre in Baguio City, Philippines. In order to discover the condition of a patient, Jun holds a small white sheet in front of the patient and uses it as a form of clairvoyant X-ray. Through it, he is able to see energetic and physical disease inside the patient’s body and remove it. (Esther Bravo uses a similar method of diagnosis.)
A film narrated in English by Burt Lancaster was made about Jun by producer Alan Newman in the early 1980s. In this film, Jun is seen operating on a Filipino patient suffering from eye problems. To diagnose the patient, Jun used his sheet as an X-ray, and in doing so he inadvertently spotted something in the throat of Alan Newman, who was standing behind the patient. After a successful operation on the Filipino, Jun asked Alan to lie down, and he operated on Alan’s throat, removing a large quantity of pus. Newman later confirmed that he had had a problem with his throat for the past eight years but he didn’t tell anyone. After the surgery, Newman was able to breathe freely for the first time in eight years.
FAITH IN GOD SPIRITUAL CHURCH
Rev. Avelina “Belen” Ganaganan
Barangay Botique, Laoac, Pangasinan 2437
Physical Address: Barangay Vacante
Magnetic healing by donation
Cell No. (from the U.S.): 011-63-94-7200-0395. This number works, but the connection is not always dependable. It’s best to write Belen or just show up on Sunday morning.
Anyone is welcome to visit on Sunday between 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Magnetic healing by donation is offered at the end of church services.
The Faith in God Spiritual Church and the church of Esther Bravo offer excellent opportunities to learn more about magnetic healing and faith healing, which are integral to an understanding of psychic surgery.
The Faith in God Spiritual Church is located in the rural farming community of Barangay Vacante, about two miles north of the Binalonan crossing. (Binalonan is about ten miles north of Urdaneta.) You can take a jeepney from Urdaneta to Binalonan and then transfer to a tricycle, or you can take a tricycle all the way from Urdaneta. The driver will wait for you, or you can take a different tricycle back.
Driving north, there is a fairly large, hand-painted green sign on the left side of the McArthur Highway pointing the way to Vacante. If you come from Urdaneta by tricycle, your driver will probably have to stop and ask directions several times. The church is two miles from the turn-off—not far past where the road becomes gravel only. It’s on the right, just before a sharp turn to the left.
OTHER HEALERS IN BAGUIO
I have not met these healers, but they are reported to be genuine. Recently, I have received very good reports on the healing abilities of William Nonog:
#4 Camp 7 Kennon Rd., Viewpoint
2600 Baguio City, P.O. Box 762; Philippines
Cell No. for his wife (from the U.S.): 011-63-915-314-6476
William’s cell phone (he is often in Europe): 09-27-771-4246
By donation in Baguio, and 20-30 Euros when he travels.
BROTHER LAURENCE S. CATENG
14-D Gen. Lim Street, P.O. Box 136
2600 Baguio City, Philippines
Phone No. (from the U.S.): 011-63-74-244-0972
Cell No.: 09-29-387-9355
ARSENIA TERTE DE LA CRUZ
45 San Roque Village (near Jun Labo’s)
Baguio City, Philippines, 2600
Phone (from the U.S.): 011-63-74-442-6493
Cell No. (from the U.S.): 011-63-921-998-4424
Arsenia is one of the daughters of Eleuterio Terte, the first recorded psychic surgeon in modern times. She does magnetic healing. It has been reported that she is often in Europe.
Thanks to the ongoing efforts of Dr. Godofredo “Butch” Stuart, a list of healers can be found here: http://www.stuartxchange.org. Note the information on this website is not guaranteed to be accurate, and I cannot recommend any of the healers on this list, except those listed above.
MISCELLANEOUS TRAVEL RESOURCES
Most of the healers work in Pangasinan Province (the “lowlands”) and Baguio City. If you are going primarily to Baguio, consider getting a connecting flight so you can avoid the chaos of Manila. Note, however, that because of the high mountain weather in Baguio, flights are sometimes cancelled at the last minute. Baguio is nicknamed the “Vacation Capital of the Philippines,” because the climate is generally more moderate than in the lowlands. The best time to visit the Philippines is during the dry season, which is from November to February.
The MacArthur Highway is the major highway between Manila and Baguio. It passes through Pangasinan, the center of which is Urdaneta. The easiest way to travel between these cities is to take an air-conditioned Victory Liner bus from the Pasay Bus Terminal in Manila, just south of the Ermita District. (Take a taxi to the bus station.) Buses run on the half-hour. It’s a seven-hour trip to Baguio from Manila, and about five hours to Urdaneta, with several stops for food and bathroom breaks. Bathrooms in the Philippines are called “comfort rooms.”
Pack lightweight clothing for the hot weather in the lowlands and a sweater for the mountains if you are going to Baguio. Take earplugs to block out street noise and a handkerchief to cover your nose and block the fumes from the many vehicles clogging the highway and city streets. Carry toilet paper, or you will have to buy it in many of the public toilets. Bottled water is recommended except in the larger hotels such as Camp John Hay. Also void eating in the open-air food stalls to prevent intestinal upset.
If you have air-borne allergies or a medical condition such as asthma, COPD, or emphysema, please be cautious when traveling in the Philippines because there can be quite a bit of diesel air pollution in the cities.
Reservations are not usually needed for hotel rooms except at Christmas and Easter.
MANILA: Sorry, but I can no longer recommend a hotel in Manila. I’ve stayed many times at Pension Natividad, which is reasonably priced and centrally located, but the quality has declined in recent years; the neighborhood has also declined.
LISLAND RAINFOREST RESORT
182 McArthur Highway, just north of the Urdaneta crossing
Phone (from the U.S.): 011-63-75-568-2962
Cost for room with two single beds: approximately $42.
This resort boasts many trees and gardens, and it has an enormous swimming pool that is built similar to a natural lagoon. Because of the vegetation and off the road location, the air quality at Lisland is better than elsewhere in Urdaneta. However, Lisland can be noisy at night on the weekends when there is a dance party, although the air-conditioning usually drowns out the music. The menu is limited, but the mango shakes are great.
MacArthur Highway south of the Urdaneta crossing
Phone (from U.S.): 011-63-75-568-2645 or 568-2640
E-mail for reservations: email@example.com
Cost of room: approximately $25 per day.
I have not stayed at this hotel yet, but I have visited the front desk and it seems clean and efficiently run. Majoha is not far from Esther’s clinic, and many of the tour groups going to Esther’s stay here. Francisco’s, across the street from Majoha, has also been recommended.
FOOD IN URDANETA
Silvarios on the west side of the main highway between Majoha and Esther’s offers great, inexpensive fish dinners. Otherwise, it can be difficult to find healthy food in Urdaneta, so plan on eating a lot of bananas and mangoes.
INTERNET CAFES IN URDANETA
CB Mall and Magic Mall have computer terminals (note the malls and other markets close at 7:00 p.m.). Many cafes and hotels have wi-fi. Camp John Hay in Baguio has wi-fi and computers you can use if you stay at the hotel.
There are no self-service laundromats in the Philippines, but your hotel staff will do your laundry for a fee. Be sure to ask the price in advance as it can vary widely. Of course, you can always do your laundry in your room.
MORE ABOUT LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
There are jeepneys and taxis in Baguio. There are no taxis in Urdaneta, but almost any tricycle driver will take you Esther’s or elsewhere in the outlying Urdaneta area for a reasonable fee. Tricycles can be rented for an entire day or part of a day. The driver will also wait for you and drive you back while you explore; for example, Alex Orbito’s Pyramid of Asia, which is on the road to Our Lady of Manaog Cathedral, a popular tourist attraction.
Elevation: 5,280 feet
Unfortunately, the Golden Pines Hotel in Baguio has also gone down greatly in quality and I can no longer recommend it. The best choice for a room is:
Camp John Hay
Loakan Road, Baguio City
Phone No. (from the U.S.):011-63-74-422-2075
Cost for room with two double beds: approximately $75. Note this discounted price is good through the end of 2013.
Camp John Hay is located high above the city on a beautiful property filled with pine trees, carefully tended gardens, and a golf course. The food and overall service is excellent, and the music in the evening is also excellent. This is the best choice for accommodations in Baguio, other than perhaps renting a house on the outskirts of town. Central Baguio is so polluted that it’s very difficult to be there, except maybe in the air-conditioned mall, which by the way has a movie theatre showing current films.
HOTEL FOR THOSE ON A BUDGET: Baguio Village Inn, 350 pesos ($8) a day.
FOOD IN BAGUIO: The best restaurant for delicious healthy food in Baguio is “Café by the Ruins” on Otek Street, near the main market. The food at Camp John Hay is world-class. They have great bread and a morning buffet.
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My book on psychic surgery has been revised to include new resource material for those wanting to travel to the Philippines and locate the healers. This same information is also further down on this blog.
Psychic Surgery and Faith Healing provides an in-depth look at the subtle yet profound interplay between physical reality and the spiritual dimensions. Pangasinan Province on the Philippine Island of Luzon has long been associated with mysterious, metaphysical phenomena and alternative healing, as practiced by the indigenous Filipinos. This book explores psychic surgery and faith healing from the historical perspective as well as the author’s personal experience. Also included is a detailed resource section with information on traveling to the Philippines and locating the healers. Here is the beautiful new cover for the revised edition:
Excerpt from the Memoir:
“Mile after mile, the wind flows through the open windows, bringing with it the smell of the dry fields, cow manure, cooking fires, and molasses. The dust of the road contains everything that has ever existed. This fine powder, carried around the world by breeze, squall, and tempest, might once have been my ancestor, the clouds of another planet, or even my own body. When Joseph stops the jeepney for a short break, I wander out into the fields, my sandaled feet kicking up some farmer’s forgotten furrow, and I feel as if I am touching the stars, the moon, the very heart of God. I meet myself in the fragmented earth.”
Available on Amazon in print and as e-book, but it would be preferable if you would order directly from me using the Paypal button at the top of the page. The cost is $18, which includes postage. If you live in a foreign country, you might want to consider ordering the e-book on Amazon or as a pdf file from me. Overseas postage requires $10 extra. If you can’t afford $5 for the e-book, let me know and I’ll e-mail it to you at no charge.
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The last time I visited the Philippines to see the psychic surgeons and faith healers was in 2008, when I took a mediumship seminar with Rev. Jun Labo. In December 2012, I felt ready to go again. I wanted to renew my spirit and advance my abilities as a medium and magnetic healer—not to mention escaping the freezing Oregon winter. I also knew Rev. Jun Labo was approaching eighty, and I wanted to see him while he was still doing healing. Then, in January 2013, I received a surprise phone call from Denis, who wanted to see the healers because of his advancing throat cancer. Denis wanted me to be his personal tour guide, and I agreed without hesitation.
A few weeks later, I flew from Medford to San Francisco and met Denis at the airport, and off we went. We flew into Manila, but I have not included anything about Manila in this posting because we were only there one night before taking the bus north to Pangasinan Province. When we reached Urdaneta City, we checked into the Lisland Rainforest Resort, with its gracious tropical vegetation, open-air restaurant, air-conditioned rooms, and magnificent lagoon-shaped swimming pool.
—This posting is written with the assumption that anyone reading it already knows what psychic surgery and faith healing are all about. If not, please refer to earlier posts in this blog, or purchase my e-book Psychic Surgery and Faith Healing: Revised Edition (available on Kindle, Nook, and as a pdf file.) Used copies of previous print editions are also available on Amazon. My newest book, Mediumship and the Flow of Grace: Messages from Paul, is available as an e-book and in print.
—Disclaimer: This post contains photographs of healing that include lots of blood, so if blood upsets you, it might be best not to look at the photos in the section on Rev. Jun Labo.
—Another Disclaimer: Jessica Bryan, the author of this blog, does not do psychic surgery, nor does she know of any Filipino healers currently working in the United States. Jessica does clairvoyant readings and energy healing based on what she learned in the Philippines; see also, http://www.mediumshipandtheflowofgrace.com
— Please see the posting below this one for resources related to visiting the healers.
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ESTHER BRAVO’S CHAPEL AND HEALING CLINIC IN URDANETA
So, let’s begin with Rev. Esther Bravo Roxas, the first healer on our itinerary.
The official name of Esther Bravo’s healing center is “Temple of God Espiritista Christiana Inc., Silaw ti Biag.” It’s located several miles south of central Urdaneta, down a cement walkway. The business in the front of the walkway sells stone markers. Like much of the Philippines, Urdaneta is dirty, smelly, and crowded. Even with several fans going, Esther’s chapel is usually quite hot. We were there in March, which is the beginning of the Filipino hot/wet season, but in November, December, and January the climate is dry and more moderate.
There’s a small shop that sells bottled water, snacks, and toilet paper (there’s none in the tiny bathroom). Shoes are left outside the chapel door, and there are likely to be several local residents sitting in the small courtyard, cooking and eating.
The chapel itself has marble floors, wooden benches, and silver and gold banners. Sitting on a table, there is a plaque in a mother-of-pearl frame announcing: “International Academy of Kindness, Awarded to Esther Bravo. Your love and help to the people is the greatest proof that God exists in the earth. Russian Academy of Kindness, Gregory Pototsky, President.” There is also a Certificate from the “International Order of Eastern Dimensions” written in Russian. A banner reading “Children of God Who Follow the Holy Spirit, 2005, Italy” hangs on the wall.
Esther does not allow photographs of the physical healings because the flashing lights are too distracting, but here is a picture of the front of the chapel.
Saturday and Wednesday are Esther’s regularly scheduled days for healing, but she works every day when there is a group of foreigners in the clinic—except when she goes on a mission, and then she takes visitors with her. Unfortunately, the time she does healing is not always definite, which can sometimes require waiting. In addition to her chapel in Urdaneta, a healing sanctuary is being built for her in the mountains.
We saw Esther every day for about a week before we went to Baguio, but I’ve combined everything into three days.
HEALING WITH ESTHER BRAVO
A rooster was crowing, asserting dominance, the very pregnant cat cried for food, and somewhere close by a cockatoo was singing. Inside the simple chapel sat crammed together at least thirty Filipinos, several Italians, and numerous Russians and Germans. At the front of the chapel, an elderly man was pounding the podium as he preached from the Bible in Ilocano, his voice rising and falling in the musical cadence I know and love so well.
We listened and meditated for about an hour as we waited Esther. Finally, she arrived, and the room fell silent and reverent. She seemed to be a high state of consciousness, her black eyes flashing and swimming with compassion as she said, “Be not prideful but be humble, and especially honor the gifts you have received from the Holy Spirit. As you receive, also give. Do not speak aggressive words to another, because it will fill your mind and heart with darkness. Remember the Lord and be always in the light.”
Next came the ceremonial blessing of the water, which was piled high in bottles on the altar at the front of the room. Her hands were raised in a blessing, as she murmured emotional prayers in her native language. Then she began doing “spiritual injections.” A cue formed, and one by one we went up and stood before her.
Holding a white sheet of paper, she used it as a “scanner” or “X-ray,” moving it quickly up and down each person’s body, front and back. Then scooping the energy of the Holy Spirit from the Bible held open by her assistant, Esther “injected” the Holy Spirit into each person in several places. When it was my turn, she touched my forehead and whispered “Bless You.” One man, an Italian, with obvious symptoms of a stroke had to be escorted by several friends up the stairs. A child cried in the back of the room, some people were moaning, and a young girl was singing low in her throat.
With her golden brown skin, long straight hair, arched eyebrows, and a sprinkle of freckles across her cheeks, Esther seemed tireless. A thin line of perspiration formed on her upper lip as the line went on and on, until finally everyone in the room had received the Holy Spirit by invisible injection. Her incredible strength of purpose is a powerful teaching—keep your eyes on the goal of doing the Lord’s work and do not waiver.
The injections completed, Esther’s physical eyes held a faraway look as she focused on her inner sight and began doing psychic surgery on an elderly woman. A brief nod of her head, or just a word, and her assistant would call the next person by name. Each, in turn, would get on the table in front of Esther, while an assistant held up a sheet for privacy. Shirts were raised high and pants pushed low, exposing most of the body. Although there were people from many countries, the Russians seemed to need the most attention—some of them had obvious tumors. Several people lay down on their stomachs so Esther could remove their hemorrhoids.
Denis was the third person called up for healing, and I went with him to observe. Esther asked how long his tumors had been growing and whether they had been biopsied. Then she talked about how a biopsy can spread the cancer cells. She removed a small tumor about the size of a grape from the right side of his neck and held it up for him to see.
She was extremely cautious when she started working on the large tumor on the left side of his neck. I had felt this the day before, and it was quite hard, perfectly round, and almost as big as a golf ball. It was very scary! Esther said the tumor had grown around a nerve and this was serious. Next, she worked around his Adam’s apple; I’m not sure what she did there, but it’s possible she was working from the outside on the smaller tumor inside his throat. Afterwards, she gently rubbed some cream on his neck.
WHAT DENIS EXPERIENCED
“At first, I kept my eyes closed, feeling no pain, only a very warm pressure. I was aware that Esther had somehow opened up the flesh to expose the tumors. I opened my eyes to see her removing something from the right side of my neck. Afterwards I felt no pain, had no scars, and I still had plenty of energy to enjoy the trip.”
ANOTHER DAY AT ESTHER’S
We arrived several hours early and waited, “soaking up” the strong spiritual energy present in the chapel. During this lengthy meditation, I had a remarkable “visit” from our Himalayan cat, who had died rather suddenly just before I left for the Philippines.
In my mediation, “Buster” simply marched into the middle of my head (by this I mean my clairvoyant “viewing screen”) and said quite emphatically, “Hey! What’s going on here?” Then he turned into a gorgeous, youthful angel with blond hair and blue eyes. The angel was tall and slender, with graceful white wings. He looked deep into my eyes and love flowed out of him in a blessing. This experience has made it easier to accept the loss of our beloved pet.
Denis reported a similar experience. During meditation, he had a vision of his deceased mother floating above Esther as she stood at the front of the room doing healing. His mother downloaded important information, which has brought Denis great peace. He also reported that he felt his mother’s presence almost every time we were with Esther.
As a medium, I’ve had similar experiences when doing healing. Perhaps the spirit of a deceased person is trying to make contact with a friend or relative who is still alive, but the living person is not able to tune into the correct frequency. However, when the living person is in the presence of a medium—a person who is tuned in to the higher frequencies and can receive information from “the other side”—the deceased person can make contact with the living through the medium. Jonathan Edwards and Sylvia Browne are good examples of this phenomenon.
Esther arrived and first blessed the water and did spiritual injections. When my turn to get on the healing table came, she plunged her hands deep into my belly in the area of an old surgical injury. She also worked around my heart. I couldn’t see Denis when he was on the table, but the large tumor on the outside of his neck is beginning to get smaller and change shape.
Once again, we observed the Italian stroke patient struggle to get up and down the stairs on his own, a beaming smile on his face. Unfortunately, we also saw him outside smoking after his healing!
AN INTERESTING SIDE TRIP
At the suggestion of Brother Robert—a wonderful man from Texas who has been writing to me—the next day we visited Centro New Divine Life, a rural Espiritista church in Barangay YatYat, Laoac, Pangasinan. There we met a beautiful medium in his late 80s named “Uncle Tony Ringor.” It was difficult to speak directly with him, because the only available English translator was working in the fields at the time, but words are not really necessary when in the presence of such a strong spirit.
We sat together outside his humble hut, and he held my hand almost the entire time. Tony transmitted something of his powerful soul essence into me, and I felt the energy of his hand in my hand for about an hour afterwards.
Tony also spent about five minutes gently feeling the lump on Denis’ neck. Denis later said Tony channeled golden energy into the tumor. He must have been doing magnetic healing. Denis also felt Tony’s energy in his body long after we left.
What a beautiful human being. I nearly cried when we had to leave him. I felt so blessed to have been introduced to Uncle Tony—it was like meeting a living saint.
We also had a nice talk with Pio Daus, who showed us where Brother Robert is planning to build a house and retire. The lot was filled with grazing goats and surrounded by brilliant green rice paddies glistening in the sun. Brother Robert plans to be in residence at YatYat by the end of 2013, and he has volunteered to assist any travelers coming through Pangasinan who want to visit the healers. (More on this in a future blog posting.)
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After visiting Tony, we returned by tricycle to Esther’s. A Filipino “tricycle,” by the way, is a medium-sized motorcycle to which a side cart has been attached. These carts can hold several adult Filipinos, but they were a tight squeeze for Denis and me. The drivers of these vehicles dart in and out of traffic at unsafe speeds—it’s rather like the bumper cars we used to ride at the county fair! They are used mostly in the provinces; there are taxis in Baguio and Manila. Jeepneys are another popular, inexpensive means of transport, but that’s a subject for another article!
Back at Esther’s, there were again many foreigners in the chapel with their tour guides. It was extremely hot and crowded, but we stayed for hours because the trance energy created by the healing was so powerful and conducive for meditation.
ON TO BAGUIO
When Esther left to go on a mission, we took the air-conditioned bus north to Baguio. The same day we arrived, we visited the healer Rev. Jun Labo. He looks great! I can hardly believe how good he looks at age 78. He appears transcendent. The first thing he said to us was, “In the mornings I do healing in the clinic, and in the afternoon I am trying to heal the city.” He is running for mayor again because he is so disgusted by the air pollution in his once beautiful city. I asked Jun what he would do about the pollution if he is elected mayor (scheduled for May 2013), and he basically described instituting an emission test similar to what we have in the states. Any car that failed would be taken out of use, which would mean most of the cars in town, especially the taxis!
We booked ourselves into Forest Lodge at Camp John Hay after a horrible night at Golden Pines Hotel in central Baguio. The air at Camp John Hay reminded me of the smell of pencils because of the many pine trees. Walking between our building and another containing the main restaurant, I was often greeted with at least ten “Morning, Mam(s),” a nomenclature I find it difficult to relate to.
At Camp John Hay, there are managers and the managers have managers. There are also security guards and supervisors for the hundreds of hotel staff. The supervisors also have supervisors. “We are in service as trainees,” one of waitresses in the restaurant told me. “We are earning our college degrees.” College? To learn to pour the coffee and change the sheets? How many Filipinos does it take to change the sheets? At least four! The Philippines is a tribal society where everyone works together in supporting the whole. In this place a person is never lonely. Take a Filipino away from the tribe and the sadness is crushing. Coming from a culture where we are so often isolated from each other, the Filipino lifestyle seems so comforting. Even if they are brutally poor, they have each other.
FIRST BAGUIO MIRACLE
Soon after we arrived, while walking back from lunch, my hands started fluttering with energy the same way they do when I’m doing magnetic healing. I also felt something pressing into my palms. I told Denis, “ I think Jun Labo is trying to strengthen the healing power in my hands.”
FIRST HEALING WITH REV. JUN LABO
Today we went to Jun’s for the morning session, and the first thing Jun said was:
“I was reading your new book yesterday. It’s a beautiful book.”
“Did you give energy to my hands while you were reading my book?” I asked him, and he smiled.
“Yes, because I was thinking about you,” he said. Then he added, “When I say the prayer, hold out your hands and I will bless them more.”
Before we went downstairs for healing, we gathered in the chapel upstairs. First Jun said a lovely prayer, and then he blessed everyone’s hands and chakras. He also did this after everyone had received healing.
Of course, it was absolutely amazing, especially for Denis. I literally almost fainted when Jun took a large piece of the tumor out of Denis’s neck. Interestingly the camera malfunctioned when I photographed this tissue and the photo came out blurry. It’s also possible the energy in the healing room was so powerful that I jumped and moved the camera.
Here are a few photos of Denis on Jun’s healing table, taken during the six days we were with him. Note the first photo showing a large red opening on Denis’ neck, which stayed open even though Jun was not touching him.
My healing was rather uneventful. Afterwards, Jun said I was basically healthy. He checked my eyes and took a small amount of tissue from my abdomen. We didn’t tell him we had already been to Esther’s, because he prefers that his patients see only him. He describes this as, “It’s only my work.”
SECOND HEALING WITH JUN
Yesterday Jun said I was in good shape, but then today he took a much larger clump of tissue from under my sternum. This area hurt slightly for about 24 hours, but I believe this type of minor pain validates or “proves” the healing, (as described in homeopathy). Once the diseased tissue is removed, the surrounding cells work to complete the healing in the same way that a scab forms on a superficial wound.
Jun worked again on the outside of Denis’ neck. Then he put his hand inside his mouth, took out more tissue, and asked Denis to spit. At this point in our journey, Denis seems satisfied and hopeful about his healings with both Jun and Esther.
THIRD HEALING WITH JUN
When we arrived, Jun was telling part of his “life story” to an Australian woman and the man she had brought for healing. He described how at age nine his mother wanted him to pray four times a day—she was a medium in the Espirista church. He would pray the first time and then “fake it” for the rest of the day. If she knew, she never said anything about it. Then he talked about how they discovered he was a healer when he held his hands on a man in a wheelchair and the man got up and walked. This happened three times with three different people in wheelchairs, and pretty soon folks needing help were lining up at his door.
After our healings today, I spoke with Jun about how I want to help him write his autobiography. I’m not sure whether this can be accomplished, because he is so busy, but I’m sure a book about his life in his own words would be treasured by the thousands and thousands of people have been to him for healing—and also those who might have wanted to meet him but were unable to.
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Denis seems to be able to turn off anything he’s not interested in or that doesn’t serve his highest good. He made the comment this morning that he feels like his life has been extended by his healing in the Philippines. At this point there is still more to do, and Jun has indicated that Denis needs a total of six treatments.
As for me, I am experiencing an improvement in the vision in my right eye. Also, Jun has been blessing us, saying, “I am giving my power to your hands so you can be healers in your own country.” When my turn came today, he hit my open palms with great enthusiasm and energy transference.
After healing we took a bumpy, twisty ride out into the jungle to the Asin Hot Springs to relax in the warm water. The villages in the jungle and all the foliage and flowers and butterflies were spectacular.
FOURTH HEALING WITH JUN
When we arrived at the clinic, several people were already there, including a man who appeared to have fairly advanced cancer, likely of the lung. Even though he was weak, he had a beautiful smile and we felt very much in tune with him. Jun actually did two healings for this man during the same session, removing several growths both times.
Denis’ healing was similar to previous days, in that Jun worked more on the same areas of his throat. When it was my turn, Jun first “checked” my body to see if something was going to come out. There was nothing but a couple of small bits of tissue. Then, suddenly, he grabbed my left hand and blew hard on it. He guided my hand on my own stomach to see if I could do psychic surgery on myself! According to Denis, blood came out. I knew Jun was “testing my hand” because he is getting old and he hopes to pass on his gift. He did the same thing with all of the students in his 2008 seminar.
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That night at Forest Lodge, the food was fantastic: salad with roasted shrimps and really, really good French bread, plus a mango shake. A trio of Filipinos playing mariachi music serenaded us. They said they had learned the Mexico music from a cassette! It was very authentic except for their pronunciation. They played “Folsom Prison Blues” in broken English, and then I borrowed one of their guitars and played “Friend of the Devil” by the Grateful Dead. One of the Filipino guitar players knew all the accompanying licks. The audience was rather blasé, but most of the people here are Chinese, Japanese, and upper class Filipinos, and they are not as raucous as the lowland folks.
FIFTH HEALING WITH JUN
We arrived early, just as Jun was leading the others down the stairs to the healing room. The young man from Switzerland was first, and several tumors were removed as his three tour guides stood reverently by and took photos.
When Denis got on the table, Jun again worked on the same areas of his neck. Then he put his hands on Denis’ lower left belly and warned me “Watch out, dirty blood!” I jumped back just as blood spurted out about four to five feet all over Denis and the floor. We were quite surprised.
This might be a good place to mention one theory about how psychic surgery works—even though many of you reading this are already familiar with my other writings on the subject:
(1) Diseased cells can be found anywhere in the body, not just in a solidified tumor or other disease. (2) When the hand of the healer enters the body (see earlier posts for an explanation), the healer’s hand functions like a magnet, drawing diseased cells from different parts of the body into one clump, which can then be easily removed. (3) This means the tissue and/or blood clots removed in one location could have come from several different areas of the body.
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Denis’ tumors can still be seen, but they are changed, and the hope is that what’s left of them is now “dead,” and his body will gradually reabsorb them. Denis is an amazing person; his level of yogic de-attachment is inspiring. He just refuses to involve himself in petty or negative thoughts. We can all take a lesson from Denis in this regard.
SIXTH HEALING WITH JUN
Our final day with Jun was nothing less than spectacular. Three young men from Saudi Arabia had arrived, and also the same man from Switzerland. Jun did his beautiful opening ceremony—pausing to give me a glorious smile and a hug—and then we went downstairs to the healing room.
I was a bit nervous getting on the table nearly naked with three young Muslim men watching. But they seemed okay with it. Nothing more was needed, so my turn was over quickly.
THE MOST DRAMATIC HEALING
Jun invited us to watch from a distance of about three to four feet, and then he removed the eyeballs of one of the young Saudi Arabian men! I have heard about this procedure, but I’ve never seen it done. Jun was extremely careful, and we actually observed first one and then the other eyeball come out. Jun held them in his hand for a moment, did something to them but I’m not sure what, and then returned them.
There is no way to adequately describe this experience. It’s totally “beyond belief.” Too bad a movie producer wasn’t with us! The man wore big thick glasses, but hopefully he won’t need glasses much longer! Many tumors came out of the other two men from Saudi Arabia—one of them was as big as a grapefruit. Unfortunately, I was unable to take photos of the men from Saudi Arabia, because in Jun’s clinic you are not allowed to take photos of people you don’t know, only those you are traveling with.
When we came upstairs, a new group from Germany was waiting. Tomorrow we are returning to Urdaneta, and it was very hard to say goodbye to Jun. Pictures were taken and hugs given as we made ready to take our leave. Jun Labo is 78 years old now, and I made a joke, saying, “You’ll have to work for another fifty years because everyone loves you so much!”
WHAT DENIS EXPERIENCED
“Words lack the proper expression here. I experienced pure Love. There is no other way to describe it, other than as a gift from God for which Jun Labo’s hands were the vehicle. I knew that I was in the hands of God, and that I would experience no pain. I kept my eyes open during all the healings. Several times Jun showed me strings of chocolate-colored material he had pulled out of my throat and neck. He said he had to cut the cancer away from the nerves.
“On the last day that we visited Jun, he seemed to glow. Showing his human side and having a cigarette, he talked a little about his bid for mayor. He then took us over to the chapel for a blessing. Afterwards, I had the chance to thank him and tell him what a great honor it had been to meet him.”
Here are photos of us with Jun:
BACK IN URDANETA: ANOTHER INTERESTING SIDE TRIP
One day, we took a tricycle out into the countryside to find Rev. Alex Orbito and his “Pyramid of Asia,” which is an actual pyramid made from small stones located on the road to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Manaog. In the 1990s, Alex’s brother, Marcos Orbito, did a mission at my tiny apartment in Berkeley. Because of this connection with the family, we received a warm welcome even though Alex was in the middle of a seminar with sixty students from Europe.
We meditated in the air-conditioned chapel/seminar room for about an hour, waiting for Alex to begin healing. I had a severe headache—caused by banging my head during a wild ride in a tricycle—and while meditating I felt invisible hands working on my head. The pain subsided, and I also received a meaningful message from my Spirit Guide. After about an hour, Alex came out of the seminar and began working in his healing room on Denis and his students.
Alex Orbito’s treatment of Denis was quite different than Jun Labo, in that there was less blood. He began by saying, “First clean the liver,” which is probably a good idea with any cancer patient. Then he proceeded to remove several blood clots and one piece of stringy tissue about three inches long from the area of Denis’ liver.
When he pulled out his finger, I heard a loud “pop.” Denis reported that he could feel Alex’s finger enter his body because it actually hurt a bit. I was impressed by the “pop,” having never heard this with any other psychic surgeon.
Next, he gently put his hands on Denis’ throat. His eyes were closed as if he was diagnosing Denis’ condition. He told Denis to come back later in the afternoon for a second healing—at an additional charge. (The expected “donations” at Alex’s clinic range from 50 to 300 Euros, per session).
We returned in the afternoon for Denis’ second session, during which I met Alex Orbito’s beautiful older sister, Juliette. For me, it was “love at first sight,” and I fell into her open arms even though we were strangers. Later, I learned she is a medium at the Orbito home church, Interfaith Spiritual Church in San Manuel, Tarlac. She must have recognized me as a sister medium because she just kept hugging and hugging me. I was so distracted by my meeting with Juliette that I missed Denis’ second healing.
Denis said all of the healers he’s seen—Esther Bravo, Jun Labo, and Alex Orbito—are genuine, true healers, but he thought it odd that Alex only opens one area of the body per session, necessitating numerous “donations.” Alex also charges 2,000 Euros for his seminars, making his Pyramid of Asia the most expensive clinic and teaching facility I’ve heard of in the Philippines.
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We returned to Lisland for lunch, during which we had a discussion about leading tours together at a future date, and anyone reading this is welcome to request more information later this year or early in 2014. Of course, a notice will be posted on this blog if a tour is planned.
At this point, our journey is nearing an end, so even though it had already been an eventful day we returned to Esther’s chapel. When it was my turn on her healing table, she seemed to focus on my heart, but mostly I experienced her deep, loving energy.
We were there when she completed her work, and we observed her come out of trance. She prayed, put her head down, and began to yawn. She looked vacant-eyed and tired for a few moments before she got up to leave. Esther Bravo does, indeed, work very hard, and she seems to work all the time. She is totally focused on her mission, and anyone wishing to understand the roots of psychic surgery and faith healing can experience it in abundance at Esther’s small chapel—and also at the Faith in God Spiritual Church in Vacante, which is my “home church.” (More about this below.)
FAREWELL SWIMMING PARTY AT LISLAND
About twenty-five people from Vacante, mostly kids, showed up for my farewell swimming party at Lisland Rainforest Resort. It was a glorious party, and it only cost $60! The children were ecstatic, and it was difficult to get them out of the pool even after six hours.
Jessica and Trinidad at Pool Party
SUNDAY AT FAITH IN GOD SPIRITUAL CHURCH IN VACANTE
We arrived early in the morning at the Faith in God Spiritual Church, about twelve miles north of Urdaneta. This is where everything started for me. It’s almost as if my entire life began when I first went to this church in 1992. I wrote extensively in my book on psychic surgery about my experiences and how I received the gift of healing from the medium at Faith in God. This visit with Denis was a long-overdue follow-up. The original healer at the church, Rev. Filomena “Mely” Naces, died about 16 years ago, but before she died she asked me always remember her church and help her family. Here are three photos from Faith in God:
We took our places in the front row, and I began to sing with the choir. The congregation and the choir are not as big as they were twenty years ago. Many people from the community have been working in foreign countries for some time. But the few remaining voices were strong. The guitar player was familiar; he had just returned from working overseas and was surprised to see me again after so many years.
The service began with opening comments, and then I was called to the podium to speak. I spoke on the topic of life after death, and fortunately there was a good translator. Next, Denis spoke from his heart about how his life has been affected by having cancer:
“Illness can be a blessing in a person’s life. We need to give thanks for every day, every hour, every minute, and every breath we take.”
—I have used the term “the medium” below, because once she is in trance Belen is no longer merely Belen. She becomes a “medium” for the transmission of information and energy from the spiritual dimensions. In other words, God speaks and acts through her. She might or might not be aware of what transpires, depending on how deep her trance is.
—Please refer to my books if you want to learn more about magnetic healing, which I also call “energy” healing.
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Belen, Mely’s older sister, is the current medium-in-residence, and she got up to take her place at the podium. She quickly entered a deep trance state and began to do automatic writing in big loopy circles on a large tablet of paper. This part of the service was done in Ilocano, but I know from past experience that part of it involves giving the congregation specific Bible passages to study during the coming week.
Unexpectedly, someone tapped me on the shoulder and told me to get up and stand before the medium. Readers of my book on psychic surgery will remember how the same thing happened in 1992, except that back then it was more of a surprise.
“Do you want more power to your hands?” said the medium.
“Yes,” I replied.
“Use your Third Eye,” she said as she touched my hands.
Focusing on her with my physical eyes and my Third Eye—which opened my clairvoyant vision—I watched as beautiful golden energy poured into the medium’s crown chakra (top of her head) and then flowed out of her hands and into my hands as I held them open before her.
Next, she closed my hands tightly and held them for a moment, as if to preserve the gift that had been given. I returned to my seat feeling like I never wanted to open my hands again. But of course I will, and I did, and as I opened them I became aware of golden cords of light going into both of my hands and also into the top of my head. It felt like the light energy of Christ moving throughout my entire body.
Denis was also called up before the medium, and she gave him a blessing for his healing.
Preaching by various community members in Ilocano followed. It was rather like a Quaker service, in which anyone can get up and speak. The soft voices lulled me into a sweet, dreamy state in which I was floating in bliss reveling in the feeling in my hands.
At the end of the service, anyone desiring magnetic healing was invited to come up to the front of the church and sit in a chair—those who wanted to give magnetic healing formed circle around them. Four people choose to sit in the chairs: Denis, two women with vision problems, and a woman who had suffered several strokes.
Standing behind the people in the chairs, I raised my hands and simply touched the head of each one, watching as the golden energy flowed out of me and into them. No matter how many times I experience this flow, I am always amazed. Even after twenty years, I still find it hard to believe that God has blessed me with such a gift.
Many other members of the community also contributed to the group healing. Trinidad, Mely’s former assistant, said to Denis emphatically, “Open your mouth!” He hesitated, but then opened it.
WHAT DENIS EXPERIENCED
“With the group of magnetic healers in a circle around me, I felt surrounded by pure energy. One of them, Trinidad, had me open my mouth. She then “threw” something towards my mouth and had me swallow, which was very strange. It felt like I had swallowed something—a mass of energy—and my airway briefly constricted.”
In this photo of Denis and Trinidad, a halo can be seen around Trinidad’s head as she gives him magnetic healing. This type of photo is called a “spirit photo,” because it shows the energy of the spirit that is working through her. I believe the energy created by the healing also blurred this photo, because I was standing quite still when I took it.
The true sense and meaning of community is expressed with simplicity at the Faith in God Spiritual Church, just as it is at Esther Bravo’s. This is a tribe, a group, a community that strives to heal and support each individual. Small Filipino churches such as Esther Bravo’s and Faith in God embody the true beauty of the Filipino experience in the coming together for the worship of God and in loving each other. Most, if not all, of the more famous healers in Baguio and elsewhere got their start in a small, rural Espirista church. In seeking out these churches, you will come to understand more about what the term “faith healing” really means, and why it’s integral to the healing that can manifest with psychic surgery.
Anyone is welcome to visit the Faith in God Spiritual Church on Sunday from about 8:30 to noon. I have been encouraging Belen and Trinidad to put together a class in magnetic healing—a training or simply an experience—for people who want to expand their spiritual healing skills without paying exorbitant fees. This will likely happen spontaneously if visitors show up on their doorstep.
The Faith in God Spiritual Church is located in a rural farming community (called a “barangay”), and although the church is quite comfortable (including cool marble floor tiles and ceiling fans), the bathroom needs improvement. Thus, if you visit I would encourage you to make a donation in any amount to the facilities improvement fund, which also includes updating the electrical wiring in Mely’s original healing room. Specific directions to the church can be found in the resources post that follows.
FINAL MEETING WITH ESTHER BRAVO
We were due at the airport in Manila on Tuesday, so Monday night we went to Esther’s to say goodbye and because we had been told there was a special service with mediums (or for mediums) every third Monday of the month. Unfortunately, we were given the wrong information, because this event happens on the third Sunday. Well, technically this isn’t wrong because the service starts at 6 p.m. on Sunday and ends at 6 in the morning on Monday!
Esther was there, however, and it was the first time we were able to speak with her informally when she wasn’t in trance. She told us a wonderful story about how the American Ambassador had recently come to see her for healing. (She couldn’t remember his name.) He was scheduled for a time when no one else was there, and he brought numerous bodyguards with him! They were stationed all around the chapel, inside and out, and one of the bodyguards also had healing.
She told us, “Sometimes my mission is difficult, and there is no time for sleeping or eating.” She also said her most heartfelt desire is that someone locate a large Bible and send or bring it to her. She was very specific that it had to be BIG and the King James Version, with all of the verses included. She said her present Bible omits some verses. I’m not sure what this means; maybe she only has a Catholic Bible. Esther held her hands about two feet apart when she described how big her new Bible has to be, but so far I have not located one. If anyone reading this has any ideas, please let me know!
So we left Esther Bravo, taking with us her beautiful, loving energy—and already knowing that we will return to her again before too long.
One of the valuable gifts I brought home with me from my journey is a dream I had the night before we left:
In my dream, I am carrying two things: a photo of my mother in a frame and a beautiful, blue box that has been decorated with great care. In the box is the string of pearls my father gave me for high school graduation.
Clutching these items tightly, I enter an antique store. After wandering around for a while, I realize these two precious items are no longer under my arm. In a panic, I begin looking everywhere for them but cannot find them. Finally, I decide to simply let them go and forget about them.
This dream shows me that after sixty years of trying to overcome the emotional and energetic “stuff” I’ve been carrying from my family of origin, I’ve finally let go of these burdens.
CLOSING COMMENTS FROM DENIS
“Esther Bravo is wonderful. She works on everyone who comes to her —people with all types of afflictions and disease, accepting donations only. Her dedication is inspiring. On one day alone she saw over 100 people.
I saw Esther Bravo over ten times and experienced many states of higher consciousness at her chapel. I felt blessed to be in her presence. During the healings, I always experienced a cold feeling, then a very warm sensation, and finally I felt some bloody discharge. She removed tissue from my neck area. During one of the earlier healings, I saw her hands turn orange for about thirty seconds and sensed an especially strong vibration of energy.
A highlight of my trip was talking with her the evening before we left. She was humble and powerful, taking her gift very seriously, stating, “It is my calling.”
Esther and Denis
If you feel inspired to visit the healers of the Philippines, I encourage you to take a leap of faith like we did, but try to go without expectations. Well, that’s nearly impossible, but try to keep your expectations in your “back pocket.” Don’t let your desires get in the way of any possibilities that might arise, because you just never know what special gifts the Holy Spirit might have in store for you.
The posting below gives specific resources for travel to the Philippines.
JESSICA’S e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
DENIS’ e-mail: email@example.com
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FOLLOW-UP MESSAGE FROM DENIS, August 2013, five months after healing:
THE HANDS OF THE HEALER: REV. JUN LABO, Baguio City, Philippines 2013
David Dees of Ashland, Oregon created this close-up photograph from the original.
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Mediums are, by definition, clairvoyant, or psychic. The information they receive from the spiritual dimension can cover a wide variety of issues and be related to the past, present, or future. If you could talk to God/Spirit/Your Higher Self, what would you ask?
Do you yearn for a message from a deceased loved one?
Do you suspect a past life is impacting you in the present?
Are you having health or emotional difficulties?
Is there a negative energy cord into one of your chakras?
Are you curious about possible spirit guides, or whether your Third Eye is open or closed and to what degree?
A medium can help you find answers to your questions, although the answers might not always be what you expect.
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Mediumship is closely related to channeling. The terms channel and medium mean essentially the same thing, although some people believe channels give their bodies and consciousness over completely and allow spiritual beings to speak through them—whereas, mediums receive and transmit messages, while retaining some essence of their human personality. Both channels and mediums enter into a trance state, which can be deep, light, or anywhere in between. Mediums have the ability to receive impressions from the spiritual dimensions, including hearing a spirit speak (clairaudience), seeing a vision (clairvoyance), smelling an unusual smell, or simply sensing something (clairsentience).
I was initiated as a medium in the Philippines in 1992, when my Third Eye (the 6th chakra at the forehead), my crown chakra (the 7th chakra at the top of the head), and my hand chakras were opened by the Filipino faith healers and psychic surgeons. I wrote about this experience in my book PSYCHIC SURGERY AND FAITH HEALING: An Exploration of Multi-Dimensional Realities, Indigenous Healing, and Medical Miracles in the Philippine Lowlands (Red Wheel Weiser 2008). This book was recently revised and published as an e-book, with print copies to follow later this year.
The spiritual gifts I’ve received allow me to see beyond the physical dimension, including the ability to view the human energy field—and also the inside of the body—for the purpose of identifying and helping to correct imbalance and “dis-ease.” I think of these experiences as the Flow of Grace. In my work as a Spiritual Medium, I communicate with spirit while I am in a semi-trance state of consciousness and receive clairvoyant messages and transmit them to others, who have asked me for help. Working through me, spirit might also remove the negative energy of disease and transmits healing energy.
Similar to other mediums, I work with several spirit guides, including The Holy Spirit. Energy from these beings comes in through my crown chakra as a ray of radiant divine light, bringing with it information, which I call the message, and blessings. Often, I can tell which guide is speaking based on the color of the light reflected by the specific guide.
Spirit guides protect and inspire human beings. They communicate with us during meditation and also during the dream state. They might be angels, archangels, ascended masters, saints, deceased family members, animals, and even extraterrestrials. Spirit guides provide advice and information, but they do not tell us what to do, and they are not allowed to interfere with human free will.
MY EXPERIENCE OF CLAIRVOYANCE
Many people expect me to do readings over the phone the way most psychics do, but I prefer to do them alone late at night, because I can go deeper into trance. This allows the information received to be more accurate and effective without the interruptions of talking. The next day, I type it up and send it to the client, usually by e-mail. Then the client is welcome to call me to discuss the message and ask any remaining questions. I am also available for spiritual counseling on the phone.
Long-distance energy healing sometimes occurs spontaneously while I’m doing a reading, but if you specifically want energy healing you will need to see me at my office in Southern Oregon.
TWO EXAMPLES OF A SPIRITUAL MESSAGE
The first message below was given recently for a woman who is trying to decide how to manage hepatitis C; what to do about “brain fog;” and whether to take a job working in a legal marijuana shop up in Washington State, even though she is trying to avoid smoking it herself. The reading was done first, and then a few days later I saw her in person for energy healing. I’ll call her “Sally.” Note that spirit refers to me in the message as “the reader.”
She has turned her face toward the light, and the light welcomes her with love and abundance.
Yes, she can work for the medicinal herb store, but she must also keep a partial distance from influences there that might harm her. So go to your work and then come home to your own place to be centered in the light with your children.
Even as you work with the medicine, you can affect those you meet and help them in many beneficial ways. Look into the eyes of each person—those who are suffering from many illnesses—and let love flow from your eyes and your heart. Even though you might be silent, your love will bless the patients, and also you will be blessed.
In order to bring her life to its fullest expression and fruition, her habits must be totally pure in every way. She already knows this, but remember and do not stray from keeping the body very pure. She is at the edge where impure habits could eventually put her beyond repair. As of this point in time, her liver is compromised just 20 percent and her longevity is assured, so keep to the clear and clean path.
The good doctor can test her and suggest the foods and supplements needed for the healing of her body, including vitamin C, a daily multi-B-vitamin, and possibly ginkgo biloba to balance her mental processes.
[Vision] Sally shows Reader a past life when she was a “queen.” She is very regal, and she is wearing golden robes and a crown. This shows a great capacity to wield personal power in a positive way. Reader sees her “arbitrating” conflicts between individuals and also groups. She is a talented manager and administrator, capable of working in complex situations.
Remember always to make time for nature. Take a walk in the woods by a river or a lake with or without your children. Teach them about nature spirits and fairies, and stimulate their imaginations.
[Vision] Sally is in a forest glen. This is in the present, but it also represents an experience from a past life. She is having a “tea party” with her children. The food is spread out on a blanket. There are soft forest noises surrounding them as she reads the children a story. It’s a most peaceful scene.
Reader is instructed to see Sally in person and touch her heal to balance the energy in her brain.
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The most interesting thing about Sally’s reading is that when she showed it to her mother, her mom laughed and said that when Sally was a small child they always called her “The Little Queen” because she carried herself like royalty. As in all clairvoyant readings, the validity of the information is “proved” by a small detail such as this.
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The following message was received for a young woman who was experiencing overall body pain, including leg cramps and the inability to stand up for more than a few minutes.
The element metal has invaded the tissues of the body, causing a lack of fluidity in the water-based human entity. Thus, every movement of the cells is blocked and stifled.
This condition is a case of cumulative exposure, recent and past. Some is intentional in the mouth [might refer to fillings]. Some is unintentional by airborne and breathing it in.
She can consult a specialist in the removal of this element by the treatment called “chelation therapy.” Do this with the guidance of a naturopathic doctor—not on your own—for successful healing. The doctor can confirm these findings of metal in the body.
During your time of healing, eat mostly vegetables lightly cooked or in soup with miso. Do not overtax the digestion and eliminative organs [likely refers to macrobiotic diet].
She is a light spirit by her nature, a lovely spirit filled with beautiful ideas and visions. She is surrounded by tiny angels, fairy spirits, and she dances with them inside of herself.
Keep as many green plants in your house, dear girl, for the nature spirits will be pleased and support you in recovering the health of your body.
[Vision] She is dancing with the angels in her own room and also outside in the garden. Keep this image foremost in your mind as you are healing. Make dancing with Spirit your most fervent desire, even as your body is heavy. This is only temporary.
Moving to a new location? It will be a “breath of fresh air.” YES! This is a very good choice, especially for healing in the fresh air. Abundance will flow for you and your loved ones in the great sunny open spaces.
Someone who has crossed over has been trying to tell you to change location, and this person is very happy that you are taking her advice [might be female or male; I’m not sure]. She has been “tapping,” or trying to tap, you and objects around you in the hopes that you will notice. She is learning now, how to live in Spirit and it’s not easy for her. She misses the sense of touch—thus the rather ineffectual tapping. In life she was strong, but in Spirit she is still a bit confused about making contact with those still in the body. No worries! Just know you are supported and loved from both sides of the “veil.”
Remember to flow and don’t get stuck. If others around you become upset and worried, especially about moving, know it is only temporary and things will settle down quickly.
Again, the vision of Kim dancing in the garden, light, free, and at peace. Serenity surrounds her.
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As a lay minister in the Faith in God Spiritual Church, Pangasinan, Philippines, I am certified to do laying-on-of-hands—which is also called magnetic healing. The basic tenet of the church—and of Spiritualist and Spiritist churches worldwide—is that life after death is real, and communication between the living and the dead is possible.
Magnetic healing is the term used in the Philippines for energy healing. In this type of healing, the hands of the healer are magnetized in such a way that they are able to remove negative energy and also channel in positive energy.
Magnetic healing is related to psychic surgery. During the past ten to fifteen years, many practitioners have stated they do “psychic surgery,” when in reality they are doing magnetic healing. Imagine a continuum with simple energy healing on one end (Reiki, for example)—magnetic healing in the middle—and psychic surgery at the other end of the continuum being the most advanced form of magnetic healing. In other words, both magnetic healing and psychic surgery remove the energy that is a precursor of disease, but the psychic surgeon also has the ability to remove the diseased tissue.
ENERGY HEALING AND SCANNING
Magnetic healing begins with silent recitation of the Lord’s Prayer, which opens my crown (seventh) chakra so I can receive the healing energy. Then I place my hands on the person’s right foot and begin scanning the body by running energy up the leg and into the torso. This is both a passive and active process. The energy comes into me, moves down through my body, and then comes out through my hands and into the other person. This occurs because of my active intention—my will, so to speak—but the energy also has a life and purpose of its own. My role is to follow and support it, observe the results, and report my findings.
Clairvoyant scanning provides many different types of information. It might relate to the person’s current life issues or relationships, energetic cords, a past life, or deceased friends or family members who are trying to make contact. At the physical level, the information might indicate a specific health condition and what might be needed to correct the condition.
Everything seen clairvoyantly comes from the person’s higher self, facilitated by spirit. In other words, I don’t see anything someone doesn’t want to be seen or that should not be seen. If an organ or chakra is healthy, it appears as a nondescript white space or it can’t be seen at all. While doing a scan, I tell the person what I’m seeing, but I try to avoid too much back and forth conversation because it brings me out of trance.
The scanning process usually reveals only that which is causing difficulty and needs resolution. While working as a medium, I try to never question what Spirit chooses to show or not show.
The scan ends with the energy spiraling back down into the left foot. Next, I move to the person’s head and touch them lightly at the temples. This enables me to observe the balance or imbalance between the left and right sides of the brain. If there is a discrepancy, the healing energy will attempt to balance the brain. Seen clairvoyantly, the over-active side of the brain looks bigger, almost swollen, and the less active side looks smaller by comparison. Balancing the brain endeavors to help the two hemispheres of the brain become more of an energetic whole with improved communication.
If the initial scan has indicated difficulties in a specific area of the body, I’ll touch these areas, too. Sometimes toward the end of a healing session, I sense the client has a question, so I’ll ask them about their question and then attempt to receive an answer while I’m still in trance.
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MEDIUMSHIP AND THE FLOW OF GRACE: MESSAGES FROM PAUL
From 2008 until approximately 2011, my primary Spirit Guide was Paul, and I received many beautiful readings dictated by him during this time. The messages were for specific individuals, but many of them were so universal that I published them in a book, MEDIUMSHIP AND THE FLOW OF GRACE: Messages from Paul. Love and Blessings!
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Imagine there is a beautiful flower with green leaves in the very center of your chest radiating peace and love. Each time you sit for meditation, let the petals of the flower begin to open, one at a time. When you feel angry, remember the flower in your heart. Put your full conscious attention there, and then just let go. Even if someone provokes you, love will lead you over and above, beyond all hatred and strife.
Message from Paul
DISCLAIMER: All of the information in this post is written from the author’s personal perspective and experience. Other practitioners may describe mediumship quite differently. ANOTHER DISCLAIMER: Nothing in this post, directly or indirectly, should be construed as medical or other professional advice. Jessica Bryan is a Spiritual Medium, not a medical doctor. Please see your health care practitioner if you feel you might have a medical condition.