How to Discover the ‘Magic’ of Energy Healing

Spirituality, Meditation and Energy Healing

I’ve been working in the world of energy healing for decades.  Over the years, I get inquires like the one I received recently.

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It went something like this:

“I have been getting energy healings from lots of people in the past but what struck me was that there was one thing that was unique on your site as compared to others, i.e. ‘permanent results’.  I hope it is true, and if so, please confirm so that I can start sessions with you.  I’m much in need of a miracle.”


I responded:

“Thanks for you inquiry.  I have 25 years experience as an energy healer and spent six of those years working in a cancer radiation clinic.  Clients I have worked with who have experienced ‘permanent results’ are people who are deeply committed to their own healing process and education in self-awareness.  In short, they are open to doing what ever it takes to improve the quality of their lives.  This is a critical and necessary component to healing.

“Why?  Because I do not do the healing.  I only facilitate a process to help people access the deeper parts of themselves to do their own healing.  Although miracles can and do happen, there are generally no quick fixes or magical cures.  Healing tends to be gradational, through the effort of reaching deep inside yourself.  I can assist you in that process.

“So if you want to work with me, think it over.  I am focused on results but only if you’re willing to put in the work.  Thanks so much for contacting me.”


Like so many of us, my friend above sees energy healing as something shrouded in a magical cloak of mystery.  I think that happens because we don’t fully understand it yet.  But we’re getting there.  As forge ahead and come to a deeper understanding of our energetic natures, we’ll begin to understand the ‘miraculous’ in a different light.  We’ll see miracles as a natural part of being human (homework and all).


 Joseph Drumheller, is an award-winning author and energy healer.  He creates children’s books for Golden Bell Entertainment.

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10+ Questions to Ask A Book Publisher Before Signing A Deal

Children’s Books, Literary Agents, Publishing

From Jason and the Crawdad King, Lili Avakem

Congratulations.  You’ve just finished a great book!  Now what?  Next, you cast out the bait and see if any fish will bite.

Awarding winning illustrator, Lili Avakem, and I have just finished our first children’s book, Jason and the Crawdad King.  I’ve blasted our manuscript out to agents and publishers, far and wide.  As expected, the rejection notices immediately started to trickle in.

Then, the unexpected happened.  I got a call from a publisher.  Then another.  Before I soiled my skivvies in excitement, I remembered to pull out my list of questions for inquiring publishers.  You see, I’ve been down this road before.

Before you hastily ink your literary life away on the bottom line, here’s a few items to consider.  Ask your potential publisher these questions…and they better say yes to them all or have solid answers.  It they don’t, the deal may be too good to be true.

  1. Review their website.  If they don’t have one or if it’s 0ut of date…red flag!

2.    Will the book be copyrighted in my name?

3.    Is your company turning a profit?

4.    If not, how is your project financially backed?

5.    Do you have a marketing plan for our books and merchandise?

6..   Do you have developed distribution channels?  What are they?

a.  Does that include places like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.?  b.  What do you envision the price of books and merchandise to be?

7.    Will you be welcoming my input and encourage my collaboration throughout the process?

8.    Will I be able to choose my own illustrator?

9.    Will you include my website on the book?

10.    Will you provide me with a list of media outlets that you are sending press kits to?

11.    Will you be providing me with a list of sales outlets you send review copies to?

12.    Will you be asking me for sales leads and send out review copies based on my recommendation?

13.   How many copies of my book will you be printing?

14.   How will you be informing me about how many copies of my books have been sold?

15.   Will you be requiring me to buy a certain number of books.  If so what is discounted price?

16.  Do you anticipate a second edition of my book or are you planning just one print run (leaving you with an out of print book)?

17.  Will you notify me when you are considering a reprint, so I can submit any additions or changes?


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Can War Be Genetically Inherited?

Spirituality, Meditation and Energy Healing

I’m proud to announce my latest article in Conscious Shift Magazine.  Check it out!

Can War Be Genetically Inherited?



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Are You Enlightened? Find Out With Two Simple Questions

Spirituality, Meditation and Energy Healing

Are You Enlightened?  Two Simple Questions to Find Out

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1)  If you ask someone if they are enlightened and the say “no”.  They probably aren’t.

2)  If you ask someone if they are enlightened and the say “yes”.  They still probably aren’t.

So, are you enlightened?


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Autopilot Behaviors and Stress

Spirituality, Meditation and Energy Healing

Steve Jurvetson Airbus A320 Glass Cockpit Flickr CC
Steve Jurvetson
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Why do I do the same stupid things over and over again?

Many common autopilot behaviors that produce stress in our bodies and minds are the result of of unexperienced emotion (pain, fear, stress, etc.) that gets suppressed into the subconscious mind.  This happens without awareness or intention on our part.  Most all of this emotion is based somewhere in our past, commonly in childhood.

When emotion is suppressed into the subconscious, the subconscious mind will try to help us release the emotion by creating situations for us to experience it.  Because when we experience any emotion fully, it will essential dissipate into the ether.  If the stressful emotion is avoided (something we all do naturally) it will be suppressed back into the subconscious mind. Then we’ll start to see repeating, stressful, autopilot behaviors over and over again.

Some universal emotions that cause these stressful patterns include: abandonment,  fear, unworthiness, grief, and resistance.

Once we become aware of subconsciously suppressed emotion and the painful repeating patterns they cause, we can take active steps to heal the subconscious. There are numerous techniques to accomplish this, but each healing technique is essentially a tool to accesses the subconscious mind.  Some of these modalities include Guided Meditation, Hypnotherapy, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), and Energy Healing.


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Can War Be Genetically Inherited?

Spirituality, Meditation and Energy Healing

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Kevin Dooley – War
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As within, so without.  Or so the saying goes.

The idea behind this well-known spiritual saying suggests that whatever lives in our subconscious mind will be projected outward.  In other words, our internal thoughts and emotions create the circumstances in our 3D, day-to-day, physical world.

Nothing is more true than suppressed anger, hatred and rage.   When we experience trauma, especially when we’re young, we unknowingly stuff it into the subconscious mind.  There it lies dormant, like a sleeping dragon, waiting to be thrust outward at the right moment.  Combine that potential with other like-minded souls, and before you know it, the match has been set to the gasoline of the next violent and turbulent outburst.

So, the theory to prevent war would be: First, heal the conflict and hatred that lies within.

Sounds simple.  No more inner conflict, no more war.

But what if hatred runs even deeper than mere suppressed trauma from childhood?  Can hatred, and its propensity toward war, actually be genetically inherited from our ancestors?

This brings me to an old acquaintance of mine, named Aaron.  We were biology lab partners in college.  We hit it off from the time we first shook hands.  He was handsome, intelligent, sophisticated, gracious and fun.  He was also Jewish.

One afternoon, we had a break from our biology lab and went out to grab a bite to eat.  Somehow or another, we got on the topic of the latest militant outbreak occurring in the Middle East.  As we spoke, Aaron’s neck swelled up, his veins protruded, his face went beet-red, and his reddening eyes dilated.  In no time flat,  he became almost uncontrollably agitated.

I was mildly horrified to see my lab buddy morph into a completely different person, right before my eyes.  The rage he was experiencing didn’t fit the context of our conversation.  It was way off the chart.  What was even more bizarre was I was fairly certain Aaron was raised as a normal American kid.  He didn’t even know anyone of Arab origin.

Being somewhat perceptive for my young age, I figured hatred of that magnitude could only come from one of two places.  A)  He learned it while growing up; or B) he was born with it, as if it were hardwired into his psyche.

I knew Aaron’s family.  They were kind, civically-minded people.  I couldn’t fathom Aaron being raised in a den of hatred.  It would have shown somewhere on the outside.  My only reasonable conclusion was to consider option B.  He inherited it from his ancestry.

My interactions with Aaron gave me a whole new appreciation of a hatred that seemed absolutely biblical.  My naive and isolated American upbringing couldn’t come to grips with that unstoppable force, which seemed to have originated thousands of years before our time.  I simply couldn’t comprehend it.

Later, Aaron’s hatred made me wonder if preventing war, by healing our inner emotional states, was even a remote possibility.  Quite honestly, to me, it seemed more like wishful thinking than a realistic option.  I couldn’t imagine how anyone could stop a group of focused and like-minded Aarons.

Over the years, I’ve thought a lot about Aaron and the history of our world, that’s always been in a state of war.  In these times of great change, will we ever be able to overcome war and violent conflict?  Quite honestly, I don’t think there’s enough human awareness, intention, or will to pull it off.  Cessation of war will have to come from a much higher and intelligent source of power.  It’s going to take a heaping portion of Divine intervention.

So what’s my recommendation to create peace in a world ever troubled with war?

Keep meditating and connecting to your version of Divine presence.  It’s going to take a miracle.  But thank God, that’s what God is in the business of.


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Free Personality Test

Spirituality, Meditation and Energy Healing

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Ever wonder who you are?  Or better yet, how about the people you work with, or members of your family?

Now you can find out by taking a free personality test at 16

Good luck!  Hopefully your world will start making a little more sense.


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