I was first introduced to the work of Adam: The Dreamhealer about a year ago. A friend suggested that I might find his work interesting as he uses intention and visualization to help with the healing process. As soon as I started reading Dreamhealer 1, I was intrigued not only by the successes he has had but also by the familiarity of the whole visualization process. It was like I was seeing an old photo album that had been tucked away in a cupboard and finally pulled out again. I just resonated at a very deep level with what he was writing and the descriptions of the visualizations he was giving. What really intrigued me was that Adam was able to heal his mother’s Multiple Sclerosis and free her from the Trigeminal Neuralgia pain with which I too have suffered on occasion. I was drawn to read more about Adam and recently attended his live workshop held in Toronto.
When Adam was 15 years old his mother was having another severe attack of trigeminal neuralgia, one of the symptoms of her multiple sclerosis. Adam, acting on an intuitive nudge, got up from watching TV and went up to his mother’s room. He walked over to her, told her to close her eyes and placed his hands on her head. He went into a deep trance like state and began seeing images of his mother and he felt like he was moving about inside her head. He saw green pulsing light which he intuitively knew was the source of her problem. He grabbed it and pulled it out of her.
I was fortunate to be able to meet Adam’s mother and speak with her for a few moments at the conference. She is a vibrant woman showing no signs of MS or TN. Her passion for visualizations and healing by intention radiates from her. She said that she uses these healing techniques daily on herself. Knowing first hand the pain of TN I can only imagine that the transformation in her life that took place through her healing must have felt like a miracle. . The Merriam Webster Dictionary definition describes miracle as:
“1: an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs
2: an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment
3 Christian Science : a divinely natural phenomenon experienced humanly as the fulfillment of spiritual law
Adam’s mother’s healing was obviously an extremely outstanding and unusual accomplishment. Adam has continued to help others heal including Canadian Rock and Roll legend Ronnie Hawkins who had been diagnosed in August 2002 with pancreatic cancer. Adam had not worked with anyone with pancreatic cancer but he felt that he could use his gifts to help Ronnie. Adam was in BC and used visualizations to help Ronnie who in PeterboroughON. He worked with Ronnie from September 21, 2002 until April 11, 2003 when Ronnie’s doctors read is MRI that showed that Ronnie was cancer and tumour free. Ronnie is cancer free today and attributes his healing to Adam.
Adam has just graduated and is now a Dr. of Naturopathic Medicine. During his workshop he shared a lot of information. Here are some of the key points from my notes during the session.
a) The core principal in healing is to treat the cause not the symptom. The example used was diarrhea. This is a natural way in which the body removes toxin. To suppress the diarrhea means the body is still holding on to the toxin and the toxin moves elsewhere.
b) When Healing with Intention use positive thoughts only.
c) Our perception of a situation can influence our health. Adam used the example of 2 people in the same job and same working environment. One person perceives it as stressful the other doesn’t. The person who perceives stress has a weaker immune system than the other worker.
In years past our ancestors experienced stress in extreme circumstances such as a wild animal in front of them. The cells expend energy to help the person react. The sympathetic system reacts by diverting energy from other areas. (The body doesn’t need to digest food when it is faced with the stress of a likely attack by a wild animal!) Our cells can not distinguish the various sources of stress and react to the stress itself. If the energy of the cells are diverted from other functions within the body, especially for long periods of time, our immune systems become compromised.
d) Inflammation of the gut affects everything. There is a direct connection between the Central nervous system and the gut.
e) In his visualizations Adam sees the energy of an area that is inflamed as having a stagnated appearance i.e. not flowing freely. Restoring the energy flow can be done by using Reiki, Acupuncture, focused intention and many other techniques that work with the energy.
f) Every medicine requires the body’s ability to heal itself.
g) Do the research and find out as much as you can about the condition.
h) Get involved and ask questions!
Adam has written several books in which he shares his experiences in the healing process. He also had produced some CDs to help better explain how he visualizes. He does emphasize that each person is unique and he recommends that you use whatever visualizations you come up with.
I have purchased several of Adam’s books and a CD, which I have added to my lending library. Many of his books are available to the London Public Library.
Adam’s books, CDs and workshops are all about self empowerment. One of my main messages that I convey when asked about Reiki is that I encourage everyone to become an active participant in their own healing process. Like Adam, I believe that self empowerment is what it is all about.
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