Brief Guide to Healing by Isa Northage. [conclusion]
The effect on the medium of contact with the guide will be to increase the respiratory and heart action, and cause the limbs to throb, but the medium can always to some extent control his or her own body. He or she is useless as a medium if he or she cannot; we all have our own will-power. The effect of the high vibrations on the senses of the medium will often cause him to be dopy, and this is known as mental control, because the mind of the guide is to a great extent using the mind as well as the body of the medium. If you have confidence in your guide, you will have the same in yourself, for confidence will break down all nervous barriers, leaving you complete master of any job you undertake. Any healer who is sure of himself will fear nothing, particularly disease or sickness, however contagious because he or she is sure of a wonderful fellowship in the presence of the guide. This is most important, because to fear a contagious complaint is to encourage it or keep it with you. It can never affect you in the least, if your will-power is sufficiently strong to defy it. Actually the high vibrations from the guide would make any condition harmless while he is with you, but it is possibe to carry that of the sufferer about with you for some time after having drawn it away. This will however be quite harmless if you have the confidence and faith to treat it with defiance.
The feeling of heat caused by the guide's vibrations, previously referred to, depends a great deal on the medium's temperament. Some mediums have complained that they feel cold under the guide's influence, and not hot. While this may be possible because of the various ways in which different temperaments can be affected, the fact remains that the guide's influence raises one's vibrations and never lowers them, and raising one's vibrations naturally raises one's temperature. The real explanation may be that the medium is not sensitive enough to feel the high vibration of the guide, and thus it will not appear to affect physically and the coldness could be caused by what are know as psychic breezes, which are the vibrations of our etheric body affecting only our physical exterior.
To mediums who are not clairvoyant, the only evidence available that spiritual entities are present is the warmth to be felt; if they cannot feel this warmth, they are working entirely blind, in which case their faith alone can give them confidence. However, any medium who has sufficiently developed for healing work would either see the spirit lights, or feel the warm presence of the guide, as evidence of such guidance. There is no hard and fast rule as to how the medium passes power over or through the patient's body, as no two mediums work exactly alike, each one having his own characteristics. Should a medium ever fail to satisfy the guide, the latter can usually find ways and means of rectifying this. Of course there are one or two general rules to be observed, for instance, power is only given off when the hands are open, and the general rule is to make downward passes with fingers apart on the patient's body, but this does not apply to neck and head. The passes always vary according to need.
Some mediums at first do not seem quite sure when to stop treating a patient. This shows that they have not yet acquired complete confidence in themselves, for once they learn to work in perfect harmony with their guide, their mind and the guide's will be one, and they will know when the treatment is over. However, experience has proved this certain way of knowing when to stop. Take particular notice when healing a patient if you feel after a certain time you are losing interest in the patient. If this feeling of lost interest comes over you, it is a certain and definite sign that the guide has finished with that particular patient. You can never judge by TIME. To the guide there is no time, only insomuch as it affects the medium personally. Some patients need longer treatment than others for two reasons: firstly, according to their complaint, and secondly, according to the way they are receiving the power.
In conclusion, this is but a brief summary of a very wide subject. More could be written about healing than any other form of mediumship, and any points I have omitted and any further questions I will glaly answer. Always pray to God to give you power to strengthen someone in need, and your prayer will always be answered by a following assurance.
This is all that Isa Northage wrote about healing, in 1960, towards the end of her long career as a medium. Since then many excellent books have been written by, and about, healers, including Harry Edwards, George Chapman, Tom Pilgrim, Stephen Turoff, Olga and Ambrose Worrall, and Roy Stemman among others.
Now, here are a few more of Isa Northage's healing cases.
For ten years I suffered with internal stomach pains and lived chiefly on milk and soft diet. I had medical treatment for ulcerated stomach, duodenal ulcer, and not getting any better I was told that the lining of my stomach was gone. Some time previous I had received an invitation to visit Mrs. Northage, who was a medium used for healing, etc. As I was getting worse instead of better I decided to accept the invitation and I visited her home at Bulwell, Nottingham in May, 1940.
I was operated upon by a Dr. Reynolds, who I learned afterwards, had performed operations beyond the skill of earthly doctors. After my operation the doctor said he had removed a cancer from the pit of my stomach. I believe that he did. But I do know that I can now eat and enjoy many things that I have not eaten for ten years.
I have had the pleasure of seeing, talking, shaking hands with this doctor, just as I would with any one of my own friends.
David Dimbleby, Yew Tree Close, Ashover, U.K.
17th July, 1941
I had suffered with stomach trouble on and off for several years, but it was not till August, 1946 that I had an X-ray at Derbyshire Royal Infirmary which confirmed that I had a large ulcer on the rear wall of my stomach.
I was under treatment of my panel doctor from that time till January 1959, which was the time I started treatment from Dr. Reynolds, the spirit doctor who worked through Mrs. Northage. Prior to contact with Mrs. Northage I had treatment from a Harley Street specialist in 1947, but the pain and suffering still continued in fact it got worse amd I was contemplating suicide. I was at home more than at work, and my wife was having to take in boarders to make enough money to live on and I could not see myself being a burden to her. It was at this time that I kept receiving messages from the spirit world through mediums who attended Charnwood St. Spiritualist Church, which I had been a member of since 1928. telling me not to lose faith in them as my prayers would be answered, and through this I would witness some most wonderful happenings and have wonderful spiritual experience.
The outcome of this was that a visitor to my home told me of a friend of hers who was a patient of Mrs. Northage and was improving after doctors had given up hope. I wrote to Mrs Northage asking if anything could be done for me as I had had stomach trouble for several years. The following week I had a reply stating that Dr. Reynolds had visited me and his diagnosis was Gastric Ulcer which he would treat if I called on Mrs. Northage. I was just about all in when I arrived at Pinewoods as it was a 2-hour journey from my home. On meeting.and shaking hands with Mrs. Northage I had a strange sensation within me of comfort and a certainty that here if anywhere I would find that which I had been searching for, for so long, yes, even before my illness. There was that power which seemed to flow to me from her which made me realise the spirit world which had led me to this place.
I had a talk that same day with Dr. Reynolds through the trumpet and what a wonderful experience it was! He told me he could cure me, and I praised God for the confidence I felt in Dr. Reynolds and Mrs. Northage. I felt I knew from that moment I would be cured; I had no doubt about it. I was uplifted in mind and body. Dr. Reynolds said he would give Mrs. Northage some powder for me to take night and morning and I had to return the following Wednesday for a report. I was under the impression that Dr. Reynolds would operate on the ulcer (I have since assisted at three operations of this kind, at which Dr. Reynolds materialised and performed the operation after which we were allowed to inspect that which had been removed: most wonderful experience this has been to me), but after attending about three weeks during which I had been very much improved, experiencing very little pain, Dr. Reynolds told me in my case he did not think an operation necessary, as he believed he could remove it without. He stated that he would loosen the ulcer and when ready I would probably vomit and bring up the ulcer, so I had to watch out for this and when I saw the blood which would come with it, I had to take a dose of powder and lay quiet for a while. After a month of the powder he put me on another medicine which he gave me the prescription of. This I had made up at the chemists, and took it half an hour before meals.
By this time I was feeling much better, and by the end of about 12 monthsI was a new man; only very infrequently was there any discomfort, till one Saturday I ate some plums. They were lovely and sweet, and I could not see them doing me any harm as Doctor had not restricted me on my food in any way. That night I had a recurrence of the old agony and sent my thoughts to Dr. Reynolds to come and help me. I decided to write to Mrs. Northage for some more powder.
By Sunday morning the pain had abated so I put off writing as I was due to go over to Pinewoods on Wednesday. The day came and while on the bus the pain began to increase, till by the time I arrived I was on the point of collapse. Imagine my surprise when before I could tell Mrs. Northage how ill I had been and was, she told me that Dr. Reynolds had been to her and told her how I had sent for him at the weekend and that I would need some powder on Wednesday when I arrived, a dose of which I took immediately and within two minutes the pain had gone.
His message to me was to leave the plums alone, as I had more than enough acid in my body without adding to it. I had said nothing to Mrs. Northage about the plums, proving Doctor's nearness when called.
As the years went by I carried on with the medicine, this was to control the acid so Dr. Reynolds informed me. I now felt on top of the world, able to do a good day's work and no trouble. All this time I had been a regular sitter in seance and had wonderful experiences. They proved to be the meeting of my two brothers from spirit, talking to them through the trumpet, and receiving advice on various matters which only we were conversant with.
Now we come to July 1955, it was the last Saturday in the month and I had what I thought was a touch of food poisoning; terrible pains in the stomach and a feeling of sickness. I ass so ill that my wife was compelled to send for my doctor but before he arrived I had a vomiting bout and I noticed the blood which came with it. Not a lot, but it made me rather worried as I hd forgotten Dr. Reynolds' instructions, as I was under the impression that the ulcer had been removed and had passed through the bowels. This Dr. Reynolds had told me was a possibility, but he would do all in his power to avoid it. Within a few minutes my panel doctor arrived, but by this time I was feeling such a lot better. After several questions on what I had been eating, etc., he said he would send some medicine round immediately he got back to his surgery and then came the thought to me - you have some of Dr. Reynolds' powder, take a good dose as you were told and lie down. This I did, and from then till now, I have never suffered any discomfort and have not taken any medicine.
I have tried in this statement to keep to facts and avoid my feelings towards Dr. Reynolds and Mrs. Northage, and her other helpers, but I cannot finish without giving expression to my innermost thoughts of Mrs. Northage. I feel from her that sympathetic understanding personality, which is the hallmark of the healer. Of her I also know from my own observation, that devotion to what she calls her duty to mankind, her unselfishness, even to the extent of neglect of her own physical well-being. May God be with her and bestow on her His blessing for her services to mankind.
Signed: George Spence.
Transcripts selected from "A Path Prepared" compiled by Allan Macdonald from articles in "Two Worlds," various testimonials and reports, and the writings of Isa Northage, and self published in 1960
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