Discussion by: stegeta9000
I am a very curious person and I must question everything and also try to rationalize everything, however there are some issues that I have no explanation for, this does not mean that I am willing to say it is god or any mysterious force it is just rather difficult to explain here it is..
My mother passes herself as a faith healer she performs reiki a spiritual practice of healing oneslef and others, now she claims that I have inherited her "power" she displayed this by bringing me into a room where my aunt I had not seen in a few months was sat she asked me to place my hand over not on both of her legs and to my amazement I felt a great deal of heat eminating from her right leg which then they revealed was injured, it did not require a cast or anything that would have made the test irrelivant. she claimed that I have the ability to heal others, I have experimented with friends and on myself only to find out I could not actually heal anyone (not surprisingly) but I was able to feel heat from areas which they have damaged on their body including some injuries that happend many years ago although the heat from these areas was weak it was distinguishable (this only happend with 2 people who could have been humering me).
I would also like to bring up that I suffer with colitis and I have had many occasions where I have had unbearable pain in my colon and painkillers do not help these spasms this is prior to my the medication I am taking for it which is amazing pentasa, on one occasion the pain was so unbearable I asked my mam if she could help alleviate some of the pain she took me out back where she performed her reiki ritual with music relaxation and massage as she was performing this I was in intense pain as my colon distended, my mam then placed her hand over my lower stomach and I had a large spasm the pain from which I felt dissipate rather quickly and the heat from her hand was intense, now although she did not heal or aid my condition she did manage to allevieate the pain i was still having spasms but none as intense as prior to the massage, I am unaware of the placebo's effect on bowel spasm but if this was the case I would reccommend my mams placebo every time.
I cannot heal people and I love and respect my mother she is an amazing woman but she cannot heal people in the way she feels she can, she can merely aid in the dissipation of some forms of pain.are there other people who are sceptical like me and can help me to explain this phenomena,
I am fairly certain what I am feeling is real, therefore if it is real there must be a multitude of people experiencing the same thing. If there are not a vast amount of people feeling the same thing then I guess that makes me Jesus just kidding.
Is there some biological process that could help shed some light on this issue. I am currently studying for my degree in computer science so if any are wondering why I just dont research it myself this is why plus whenever u search pseudoscience u either get some off the wall explanations and people are just not willing to put it under the microscope because u can't examine faith, which seems to be the big ass guard dog keeping science at bay here, I would really like to open this up for debate and see if there is a rational explanation for this.