Each year I feel my career has evolved as I have had the opportunity to conduct more research, meet more people and have had more personal experiences. And I believe that should be the case with any professional; The more you know, the more you grow! However, I realize not all medical or healthcare professionals care to get out of their comfort zone and look to alternative medicine for answers. As Abraham Maslow so aptly stated, “When the only tool you have in your tool bag is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”My career started in science education, which I believe gave me an excellent foundation for doing research and making conclusions based on data. This foundation aided my studies in psychology where I looked into physiological causes of mental disorders. However, I believe my “personal breakthroughs” came when I was drawn into the Metaphysical and New Age thought worlds.My background in drawing conclusions based research and data is what I relied on when on when my wife, Mary was hearing voices, seeing “spirits” and having physical symptoms that were unexplained. We first attempted to “explain” her physical symptoms of lack of energy, dry skin, canker sores and feelings of pulsating energy in various parts of her body through modern medicine. However, every medical test she underwent came back perfectly normal. Doctors could not find any rational or medical causes for her symptoms. No gastro-intestinal abnormalities, no allergies, no detectable pathogens, Mary should have been the picture of health, but she was getting sicker! And as far as seeing energy and hearing voices their solution was to diagnosis her as delusional and put her heavily sedated in a psyche ward. So, after two years of exploring medical answers, and getting none, we began looking into “Non-traditional” medicine. This led us on a five year journey around the country that did in fact give us answers.
The answers went far beyond my wife’s physical ailments. The answers we found included some basic questions I had all my life like; Is there a spirit dimension? What happens to us when we die? What is the purpose of life? And, Why are we here? We were led to the causes and cures for her physical symptoms. Answers to what she was seeing and hearing, and led into worlds we never intended on exploring!My research included looking into historical data, world-wide cross-cultural reports, reports from the past one-hundred years, theories in quantum physics from the past one-hundred years and personal interviews with shamans, light workers and psychics from around the country.This all led me to form the following conclusions;• Consciousness can exist outside the body (evidenced by Out-of-Body Experiences (OBE’s), Near-Death Experiences (NDE’s), Reincarnation, Physic phenomenon, and Quantum physics).• Our consciousness (or soul) is eternal.• The Spirit Dimension exists; there is no “Heaven” or “Hell.”• Lower vibrational “trapped” spirits can affect us in life, referred to as entity attachments, causing mental issues like anxiety, depression, substance abuse and schizophrenia.• We incarnate to this life to learn, and grow our soul.• The challenges in life are placed by us in order to learn (have different experiences) and overcome obstacles we placed in our life (grow our soul).• We travel with the same soul group in order to achieve our “Earth goals.”The above views may seem controversial or revolutionary for individuals that have not been exposed to Metaphysics, New Age, or Spirituality. But I was led to these beliefs by research, data and personal experience. As a psychologist and former science teacher it has led me to change my views on the causes of mental illness. Prior to Mary’s experiences and my research, I looked for physiological causes such as nutritional deficiencies as to the cause of mental disorders. However, I now believe that most mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia are caused by negative energy attachments.These attachments are referred throughout history (going back to pre-historic times) as entity possession. This is what Mary experienced. This is what caused her both mental and physical illness. And when these negative entities were released from her she was cured. Shamans and lightworkers (energy healers) did what “modern medicine” could not. She is a picture of health today and not on any medications. Her experiences led her to study energy healing techniques herself of Reflexology, Reiki and Reconnective Healing.You may be asking (which was my question also) “How do you know these healings from shamans didn’t just cure her because she believed in them? Such as in the ‘placebo effect’?” To begin with, she nor I “believed” in such healings. Mary was a financial supervisor and I had a background in science. Neither of us had been exposed to or had any prior experience with energy healers, shamans, or Metaphysics. But with each energy healing, Mary got better. So began my research into the New Age and Metaphysical World.My main research question was of course, “What is causing her to be sick?” and, “Is entity possession real?” This led me to research the my main premise, can consciousness exist outside the body? As I stated above my conclusion (based on research and personal experiences) was that YES consciousness CAN exist outside the body! In Mary’s case these dis-embodied entities where attacking her causing her physical ailments and her depression. When they were released from her, she got better! Just as the entity attachments were built up over several years, it took years before she was totally cleared.
When we prove that consciousness can exist outside the body (as I believe we have), we PROVE that:*OBE’s and NDE’s are real.
*Our conscious energy (souls) do not die when the physical body does.
*Our conscious energy can return in other earthly incarnations (proves reincarnation).
*The spirit dimension does exist (this is where our conscious energy is).
*Disembodied spirits can affect the living (entity possession), causing both physical and mental illness.Another New age concept is that “everything happens for a reason,” and the happenings that were experienced, that we now term “divine happenings,” we believe happened so that we can help others. My background in science and psychology, my wife’s illness and “psychotic” experiences, all led us on this divine journey that not only cured my wife, led her to be a healer, but answered some of our basic questions on the causes of mental illness, and the purpose of life! It also gave us a purpose in this life, to help others understand and cure mental illness and understand the purpose of life on Earth as well!