A disease inside a body does not really enjoy being there: it’s out of
place, a stranger in a strange land. It’s usually very willing to
leave. But, if you try to force it out without any consideration for
it or its purpose for being there—the message that it has to
deliver—it fights back, because its job isn’t done.
In the tradition in which I was trained, healing is a win/win
situation. It’s finding the elements inside a system that cause
dysfunction and imbalance and communicating with them, developing a
conversation between the healer, the body parts, the disorder, and the
spirit helpers that are present.
Healing is balancing, so all the elements must be honored. You
approach the disease with an attitude of gratefulness, of wanting to
pass on its message. A disorder always has an inherent message, a
reason why it’s there in the first place. If that message can be
passed on, the disorder is usually willing to leave.
I learned to approach a disorder with respect and gratitude, providing some element of gain and win for everything involved in the process of the healing. The organs win something; the disease wins something; your patient wins something; you win something. Everyone is happy.
There are two major indigenous traditions for psychic, hands-on healing around the world: there is the win/win type and there is the warrior type.
Warrior-type healers literally go to war with the disorder. They go into the patient’s system, confront the disease, wrestle it, overpower it, and force it out of the person’s body.
Usually the way they force it out is to take at least some of the condition into themselves; they then wrestle it within themselves and expel it. This is not an easy way to do healing and warrior-healers typically don’t have long lives.
The other tradition is the one in which I was trained. Based on a
win/win philosophy, its approach is one of peace. I learned to
approach a disorder with respect and gratitude, providing some element
of gain and win for everything involved in the process of the healing.
The organs win something; the disease wins something; your patient
wins something; you win something. Everyone is happy.
In a win/win scenario, the disease willingly gives its message, its
information, to the healer and the client and leaves the body.
Sometimes it just downright rushes out of the body. No one has to use
an excessive amount of energy, so there’s no danger and no harming.
As healers in the win/win tradition work, the energy that flows
through them is coming from an ultimate, endless source, the Creator;
it’s coming through the heartcenter of the Mother Earth; it’s coming
from the heart-center of the Sun; it’s coming from the heart-center of
Access to this extraordinary volume of complete life energy is through
a special initiatory ceremony (The Dance Of The Earth Fire Serpent)
or spontaneous energy system opening granted by the spirits.
This energy pours through the healer’s body, like a conduit, and out
through the heart and hands—so you’re not taking energy from your own
being and giving it to someone else. You’re utilizing an extremely
large energy source and directing it.
This particular method is much healthier for the healer.
— Excerpt from the book Healing Spirits