It’s not long before I stumble across a book during an internet search that catches my eye. The book is called ‘You Too Can Heal’. Its title answers my burning question, and what’s more, I can download it on my Kindle for £4.50. Within minutes I’m reading about Dr George King, a bus driver who also practised Yoga for up to twelve hours a day (back in the day when it was hard to lay your hands on a book about Yoga in England) and became a Master. He was also a trance medium, and was contacted by an ET intelligence known as “Aetherius”.
George King is telling me that I too can heal if I have a desire to do so, and I can develop the skill through practise and following certain technique given to him by Aetherius. I test out my propensity by standing in front of a mirror and holding my palm about 6 inches from the surface as instructed. Do I feel any sensations? Yes I do – a slight pulsating energy in my palm. If I move further back, can I still feel it? I take a few steps. Yes. And a few more until my back is against the bathroom wall. Although its weaker, I can still feel some kind of sensation in my hand.
I am encouraged by this initial positive sign and race through the book, testing out the technique step by step on my husband. He tells me he can feel heat coming from my hands. I watch a video on You Tube of Aetherius Society members demonstrating the King Method at a Festival for Mind, Body, Spirit.
All the healers are wearing white lab coats which is explained in the book as being mandatory (because white is contains all the colour energies) and preferably cotton not polyester. Volunteers sit on chairs on the stage. The healers begin at the same time following the routine outlined in the book. To begin they stand behind placing their hands on the person’s forehead and make seven passes across the forehead and right down the back with both hands still close together. This is followed by seven swift strokes down the full length of the back. This is done to stimulate the nervous system and charge it with your healing power. Also adverse conditions are pulled away from the aura of the patient this way. Following this the hands must be moved away from the person and shaken to shake off the negative condition. Then they begin to work down the body starting with the head. Using both hands (one at the front, one at the back) they hold the position for about 20 seconds, then move to the other side and repeat. While this is happening they visualise white light entering the body. This pattern is repeated as the healer systematically moves down the chakras of the body to the base chakra. The better your ability to visualise is, the more effective the healing will be, according to the instruction manual.
I am excited to discover a method that anyone can learn that I decide to sign up for a training day to be held at the Aetherius Society Northern branch.
When I arrive slightly late on the Saturday morning, I am warmly greeted by Helen and Emily (not their real names), whom I can only describe as beautiful ladies, not just because of their outward appearance, but the joy and love that radiates from them. Immediately I knew I was among friends.
There are only a few of us and we each introduce ourselves. The first hour is spent learning about the philosophy and teachings of the Aetherius Society. We are then asked to choose a white coat as the practical sessions begin.
Helen and Emily demonstrate, before we practise on each other. They observe our technique to ensure we are doing it correctly. I begin, doing the passes as I had been doing them on husband at home. Helen jumps to her feet and tells me I have my thumbs up! I didn’t know I wasn’t meant to. Thumbs must be down, flat against the index finger, she explains. If thumbs are up, I am making a Mudra, which is a powerful spiritual symbol. I could be inviting energies in without knowing. Woops. This is trickier than I thought. I must be more careful. Is the problem with my inadvertently forming a Mudra that I could bring in negative energies, or is it because I haven’t yet been initiated into the use of Mudras. I don’t know. But I do as I am told and quickly tuck my thumbs in.
It becomes clear as we progress that it is very important to follow the technique precisely. This makes me feel under pressure, especially as they keep a close eye on us to ensure we are getting it right.
At the end of the afternoon we are assessed. I feel nervous; there’s a lot to remember. I don’t want to forget any part of the technique, or make a mistake. The timing has to be right, the position of the hands on the chakras, the closing shaking off ritual. Nothing must be left out. And at the end I must remember to wash my hands to cleanse away any residual energy from the last patient before starting with the next.
I pass. And I feel really pleased with myself.
I can’t wait to test it out.
The opportunity comes when I visited my Mother the next day. She had been complaining of a sore shoulder from a fall she had about six months earlier. The Xray showed no fracture, but she continued to be troubled with a nagging pain in her upper arm.
She agrees to be my ‘patient’. I work my way through the King Technique, then I place my hands around the specific area of concern as we had been directed. I kneel beside her and place one hand on her shoulder, the other beneath her arm. Immediately I began to feel heat in my hands. Then, after a few moments, to my amazement, I hear the unmistakeable sound of clicking coming from inside her arm.
CLICK, CLICK, CLICK.
Afterwards I ask her if she also heard this. No, she says, but she felt the bones inside her arm move!
What’s more, she felt some relief from the pain.
How did THAT happen?
This is momentous. I know that a new phase has begun.
I am on my way to becoming a healer.