A lot of healers are taught not to try to heal themselves. There’s a
reason for that: We get in our own way!
In the tradition in which I was trained, however, I was told that
everything we do for someone else, we can do for ourselves. Yes, you
probably will get in your own way to a certain degree, but if you work
hard enough, you can facilitate some good results.
A good example is when I broke a bone in the middle of my foot. I was
wearing high-heeled clogs, walking down a slanted driveway. My foot
turned and I heard this terrible cracking sound. It was Saturday night,
about midnight, and I was all by myself. So I hobbled into the house,
kicked off the shoe, and looked at the injury. There was a triangular
piece of bone pushing the skin outward on the side of my foot.
I knew that I had to get all the jagged edges lined up so that the
healing, the knitting, could start. I’d been taught that you can move
bones and align somebody’s spine just by using energy, not touching
anything with your physical hands. I hadn’t had a chance to work on a
broken bone yet, so this was my big test. With my hand about twelve
inches out from my physical foot, I used energy to lift and push the
bone back in place. I couldn’t just push it sideways and have it go in;
it had to be lifted up to have that triangular piece fit back into the
Using psychic surgery, I cut open and went down into the foot to put
different drainage devices in place so that the edemic swelling which
usually happens around a break could drain away. As the pain started to
come around, I would take the pockets of pain and just remove them, so
that I was somewhat uncomfortable but not in severe pain. The thing that
I had the most difficulty with was the pain.
The next morning, I called a friend who was also a healer and very good
with bones and asked her to come over. The triangular piece was back in
its proper place—all the little jagged edges had lined up completely,
just where they were supposed to be. There was no swelling and no
bruising. So my friend worked on getting the bone to weave, to begin the
process of building tissue between the cracks. She got the rest of the
pain out, too, and took me to see a doctor.
He was a cocky young man, the type who would like everybody to think
that he had seen everything. I had to do a lot of talking to convince
him that I had a broken bone in my foot and needed an x-ray!
Sure enough, you could see it on the x-ray: there was the break, and
there was the ligament that had been yanked out of place. My friend and
I had set it back down where it belonged and the end of the ligament was
starting to re-root. You could see that it was not like it was supposed
to be, that obviously this piece of bone had been way out of line,
otherwise the ligament wouldn’t have been torn off. And this doctor is
looking at it as if he knew exactly what had happened…
When he left the room, his assistant said, “How did you do that? I have
to know!” So I explained it to him and he was really excited. I did get
a kind of strap-on cast for my own feeling of precaution, but I didn’t
need it and I didn’t have to go through all the other medical
It can take several years for a ligament that gets ripped off the bone
to reattach itself. Sometimes, they never heal at all. Yet the ligaments
on my foot grew back exactly the way they were supposed to within
months. The energy moved the bone back in place and reattached the
fibers, literally sewing them back down into the bone. Then it
stimulated the cells to do the things they’re supposed to do. This is a
great example of hands-on healing, of giving the body the things it
needs to rebuild and to heal.