As a massage therapist for over 25 years, I have used and learned many healing modalities. Early on into my professional practice, I had a natural disposition for energy healing and I routinely used it as a part of my massage work. Because of my interest and studies of all form of healing, I also received treatments from other practitioners using different techniques of energy healing. From this in-depth study and from experiencing all energy healing modalities available today, I recognize only two kinds of energy healing.
One kind of energy healing is using and directing the natural electro-magnetic energy flow of the body through the hands of the practitioner into the recipient, the person lying on the massage table. The feeling of love for the person in my heart is what would trigger this flow of energy through my hands. I could also direct that flow with the mind. The feeling I had when I was in this mode of giving, was a mild sensation of electricity moving through my hands. There is nothing weird or magical about this process and I don’t believe it is dark.
The body is like an electrical circuit and with some practise everyone can feel that electrical sensation in the hands. In its most simple form, we all use this hands-on healing when we hurt ourselves, having the instinctual reflex to place our hands on the injury. The more healthy, strong and vital one is, the more powerful this flow of energy will be. People respond very well to this treatment; they feel rejuvenated, relaxed, and often all stress-related malfunction of the body disappears. In my eagerness to help and give to people, I often overdid it. I would get carried away and find myself afterward drained and burned out.
The other kind of energy healing is using a different source of energy for the treatment. This kind is the one that most energy healing modalities use. Practitioners open themselves to “universal energy” and through the top of the head let “divine energy” descend though the hands into the recipient. There are many different terminologies to describe this process but they all have in common the opening and the receiving of an outside source of energy. Because of this, practitioners don’t usually get depleted and drained. They are not using their own energy supply but simply are allowing the “universal current” to move through their body.
This process is similar to channeling, and a medium uses it to “download” information from the spirit realm. Treatment of this kind sometimes offers peace of mind, releases the recipient from aches and pains, and even produces apparent and temporary healing miracles of chronic conditions. They are sometimes effective in providing solutions to apparently insurmountable problems.
There is, however, an invisible fee to be paid besides money upon receiving such a treatment. The price to pay when one receives “healing” from this kind of “energy transfer” is the real possibility of an invasion of demons, that take up residence in the unsuspecting patient. I am not saying it will automatically happen, because there is much variation and individual differences with practitioners and patients. It depends on where your heart is and what is the motivation for giving or receiving a healing.
I practiced this kind of energy healing calling on God, Jesus, Archangel Michael, and Mother Mary to move through me for the benefit of my patient. Even if my motivation for imparting healing was pure, selfless, and in my heart I was filled with love and compassion for my clients, I was opening myself to the dark spirit realm.
In my ignorance I was protected and surrounded by God’s grace and compassion for my transgression of “playing witch doctor”. When we are reborn in Him, when we have a true intimate relationship with Jesus and we abide in His Words and Commandments, then and only then can we ask in the Name of Jesus a healing. Speaking in the Name of Jesus without the authority is a dangerous practice that may backfire on us.
Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, “In the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.” Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. (One day) the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?” Acts 19:13-15
True, permanent healing only happens with the grace of the Lord. The Christian laying-on of hands with devotion, prayers, supplication and petition will bring healing from God’s mercy. Unbeknownst to New-Agers, Christians often experience miraculous healing and it is easy to find countless testimonies of these divine occurrences. God is well and alive in the faith of many true Christians today and miraculous healing are not just a thing of the past, when Jesus walked the earth, but are occurring today.
Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save him that is sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, it shall be forgiven him.
Confess therefore your sins one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The supplication of a righteous man availeth much in its working. James 5:14-16
However there is one much overlooked verse, a warning regarding the laying on of hands, even as practised in the Christian churches today : Lay hands hastily on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure. 1 Timothy 5:22
There is an ego trip that comes from the popular practice of the laying on of hands, a desire to bring glory and attention to ourselves instead of God. We have to be very careful of who we permit to lay hands on us and who we lay our hands on. If we subject ourselves to someone we don’t know, we can directly open ourselves to a transference of demons.
The laying on of hands is commonly practised in occultic ritual such as the guru touching the heads of his devotee in order to effect a transference of demons. Sadly the same ritual repackaged as a christian ministry is also practised in the charismatic churches. People are waiting in line to be prayed over and touched on the head by the pastor much like the guru’s devotees, they get “drunk in the spirit” falling on the floor, jerking and shaking out of control, crawling and making animal sounds or being possessed with “Holy laughter”.
Men of women of the Charismatic churches travels throughout the country, professing to be servants of God and laying hands on countless people. Beware of the counterfeit. Satan tries to mimic everything that God does and he has the power to work miracles. Yes the dark can heal you but the price to pay is your soul. How many people have received demons of false tongues and prophecy by accepting the laying on of hands by a person who is not truly a servant of God?
We live in perilous time, many wolves are in sheep’s clothing. A true servant of God will not be offended if you refuse their offer to pray over you laying their hands on you. On the other hand, a false servant will get very angry. Humility is the mark of God’s people.
In the scriptures, the people laying on of hands were always described as elders or leaders who were proven servants of God. What a sharp contrast with today’s massage and healing practices !
Popular energy healing modalities such as Reiki, Pranic healing, etc., are all under the dominance of dark forces. I didn’t know the dark has the power to perform healing and apparent miracles. João Teixeira de Faria, who calls himself “John of God”, has been one of the more popular faith healers in Brazil for the past thirty-five years. Teixeira de Faria claims that he channels more than thirty “doctor entities” (including Dr. Fritz). He is big business for tour operators around the world.
There shall not be found among you anyone who passes his son or his daughter through fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or an observer of times, or a fortune teller, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or one consulting spirits, or a wizard, or one who calls up the dead. Forallwhodothesethingsareanabomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you.” Deuteronomy 18:9-12
Hypnosis and NLP, beware of mind control techniques
Hypnosis and Neuro linguistic programming (NLP) are the world’s most prevalent methods of mind control. In the 1970’s, This pseudo science is presented as a healing modality as well as a marketing tool for corporation, politician and media outlet.
it became popular in the psychoanalytic, occult and New Age worlds in the 1980s, and advertising, marketing and politics in the 1990s and 2000s.
In Hypnosis and NLP, the mind is brought under the control of the therapist so that the individuality of the patient is merged in the stronger mind of the therapist. In this process the therapist acts out the will of his patient.
It is claimed that by changing consciousness, thoughts may be changed, health-giving impulses may be imparted, and patients may be enabled to resist and overcome disease.
This method of cure is employed by people who are ignorant of its real nature and tendency, who believed it to be a means of benefit to the sick.
But the so-called science is based upon false principles, a dark agenda is here at play.
It is foreign to the nature and spirit of Christ. It does not lead to Him who is life and salvation. Therapist who attracts minds to himself leads their patient to separate from the true Source of their strength.
It is not God’s purpose that any human being should yield his mind and will to the control of another, becoming a passive instrument in his hands.
No one is to merge his individuality in that of another. To look to any human being as the source of healing will only lead to unhealthy dependency and invasion of demonic spirit.
Our dependence must be in God, not in any human intelligence.
The practice of mind controlling mind is of course the devilish creation of Lucifer who seek to replace divine truth and God’s gift of healing by a counterfeit that brings people into bondage.
Hypnosis and NLP are finding acceptance among Christian, unaware this dangerous deception is certain to separate from God.
Innocent though it may appear, if exercised upon patients it will tend to their destruction, not to their restoration. It opens a door through which Satan will enter to take possession both of the mind that is given up to be controlled by another, and of the mind that controls.