First some background. For those of you who don’t know, Taiwan is where I have lived and worked for nearly three years now. And I live here with a very thankful heart, for this beautiful island inhabited with such friendly people have welcomed me, and made me so at-ease that I now call this place “home”. Read more about Taiwan here.
Taiwan is an island off the coast of China, whose current government was established originally by Nationalist forces who separated from Communist China some decades ago. Before this Taiwan had been invaded over recent centuries by several foreign occupation forces, and thus its indigenous peoples have assimilated foreign culture into its culture. Because of its proximity to China and this most recent occupation, Taiwan is now a curious admixture of old-fashioned Chinese culture, indigenous Taiwanese culture, interlaced with some distinctly foreign outlooks. If you want to see a fascinating movie about one of Taiwan’s many indigenous tribes, watch the movie “Seediq Bale (Rainbow Warriors)”. Here is the trailer.
I never lived in Taiwan before coming here two years ago. But I was told to come here in a dream, during which I witnessed a vivid verdant mountain scene very much like the one at 2:03 the movie trailer linked above. That dream is a different story…
Healing in Taiwan
This life has been rich, a goodly confluence of ups and downs. Up until a few years ago, it served me well to rely upon myself only for dealing with life’s various life challenges. However,several years ago I came upon a problem so vast, so profoundly urgent, that I was verily forced to seek outside help.
While there are many versions of traditional healing methods available in Taiwan, the majority of them have elements of old-world Chinese culture. For this reason, many such healing methods are often marked by ancient mystery and lore. So during these last two years I participated in one of the many Taiwanese forms of karmic healing several times. This form of healing was performed by a lady healer in Taipei, whose way of healing is similar to Dolores Cannon’s Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique (QHHT), but with some markedly old-world Chinese characteristics. The “Taiwanese” healing approach I have participated in exhibits the following:
- Little to no direct (conversant) connection is facilitated with one’s Higher Self (HS) or “The Elders” (as a collective Higher Self?), but is instead facilitated by a medium, another person who assists the healer. In my case I interacted with several people at once, like actors on a stage.
- Healing takes place in small progressive stages. One has to go see the healer (and their group of assistants, if any) many times to take care of issues a little bit at a time. I attribute this to one aspect of ancient Chinese culture: “slowness” (“慢慢來” or ‘man man lai’). Slowness advocates taking things at a very protracted and deliberate pace. I guess this can be likened to traditional Chinese medicine, which (while absolutely very effective in my experience) frequently takes much longer to have effect than Western medicine. Because this “slow” attribute is prevalent throughout ancient medical therapies found in China (not only in Taiwan), people in Taiwan usually call these methods “traditional Chinese therapy”.
- From what I know of QHHT as was taught by by a beautiful woman named Dolores Cannon (I’ve had two sessions with limited success), one has direct access to one’s Higher Self or Elders, and one can actually see karma-related scenery, past lives, etc., as a direct observer and participant. This is in direct opposition to the Chinese method I tried, whereby everything is conducted through another person. Relevant karmic “scenery” and events are relegated through the intercession of the healing practitioner – not the person being healed.
What I Liked
What I really liked about the healing session was something unexpected. While most people expect to see a physician in a private examination room, most of the healing I experienced was amidst the healer’s students and associates. During some of my healings, there were as many as ten people in the room. While on occasion they would venture a comment or two to the person sitting next to them, observers were respectfully attentive to what was going one.
Another thing I liked was that while most sessions were conducted with an overall serious and respectful demeanor, on occasion someone would crack a joke to liven up the atmosphere
Another thing: Healing was wholly participatory. Rather than passively sit there and receive therapy, this form of karmic healing demanded one’s full attention and participation. At the beginning of the session, one of the healer’s assistants would explain what the issue was – for example, stating that the pain I was feeling was a result of a past-life karmic issue that had to do with several people I had unresolved issues with back then. After explaining to everyone in the room the cause of the karmic issue and how it manifested in my life, then some of the healer’s students would volunteer to embody the consciousness of those people I was involved with. We would proceed to talk those issues over, and when arriving at am impasse, the healer would intervene and provide an energetic solution – her special gift as a healer.
This experience can be likened to actors on a stage. Except this form of acting was deadly serious, as someone’s very life could be at hand.
What I Didn’t Like
While I saw obvious and immediate improvement in my perception, health, and overall sense of well-being from these healings, what I do not care for in this method is that direct observation (as seen in QHHT) of the issue is relegated to someone else, and the issue cannot be directly seen or accessed by the person being healed.
This is a separation that I do not care for. In my experience as a life traveler, I prefer my life as a direct experience – for this is why I am here: the life experience.
You know what? Whether I liked it or not is irrelevant. Sometimes life doesn’t go the way you expect it to. And we all know how expectations can get you into trouble!
In all fairness, I must point out the interaction in this form of healing is a two-way street. For whatever happened in these sessions, I must respectfully understand and be accountable for the mix of that I brought to the table. Who knows: maybe the healer’s other clients experience things more directly, whereas I was more disposed to needing intervention and interpretation from others.
I have to say that the forms of healing I witnessed are not exclusive to the part of the world I live in. Nor are they the only forms of healing available here. When I was introduced to my healer, she patiently explained to me what her “style” was, and how it was different from that of the teacher who mentored her during her training. As infinitely large as the world is, there are just as many methods and experiences awaiting one who seeks help from a “traditional” healing therapist. And the reason the word “traditional” is in quotations, is to point out the needlessness in labeling certain therapies in a certain way.
Just as life can be a broad-stroke experience, so too can one encounter the many forms of healing therapies there are available.
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