Of Healing and Healers


These paragraphs are excerpted from Thomas Cleary’s introduction to The Art of War, one of the oldest books in the world. The title really should be, The Art of Preventing War. The story begins …

According to an old story, a lord of ancient China once asked his physician, a member of a family of healers, which of them was the most skilled in the art.

The physician whose reputation was such that his name became synonymous with medical science in China, replied, “My eldest brother sees the spirit of sickness and removes it before it takes shape, so his name does not get out of the house.

“My elder brother cures sickness when it is still extremely minute, so his name does not get out of the neighborhood.

“As for me, I puncture veins, prescribe potions, and massage skin, so from time to time my name gets out and is heard among the lords.”

This story works with the same principle as one of my favorite sayings: If you’re in the Tao, you don’t talk about it. If you talk about it, you’re not in the Tao.

The most subtle forms of healing that take place may not even be noticed by you. There are people placed quietly around the world who do this work. They aren’t on tv. They don’t write best selling books. To see them, you must have eyes to see.

Two books that can prepare you to see these people are Ardath and Romance of Two Worlds by Marie Corelli. You can download these books for free from Project Gutenburg by pressing the link.

If you are intuitive, I recommend these books to you.

Corelli lived between 1855 and 1924 (the Victorian Era).

If you are not intuitive, I recommend Yoga and Martial Arts. This way your body will learn things without your permission!

HINT:  The eldest brother was probably an INFP.


~ by nancyfenn on August 2, 2006.

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