Joy, how did you recognize you had healing ability?
As a speaker and workshop facilitator at conferences I was introduced to many of the healers working in the field. A real benefit was that I was able to take workshops from them and learn what techniques they used. Some of them became close personal friends. Dr. Robert Fulford, DO with whom I studied told me when I first met him that I had healing ability, but it took a while to convince me. The whole concept of laying –on-of-hands-healing was a totally new idea for me.
I became convinced when I used the techniques I had learned on my eight year old son who had severely injured his arm. To our family doctor’s amazement, his arm was miraculously healed and the doctor had no explanation for what had happened. The healing of his injury took place the week before he had an appointment with a plastic surgeon. The doctor’s diagnosis was that his arm would be permanently affected and my son would lose the motion of his elbow. With the healing - that outcome did not happen. This incident gave me a great deal of self-confidence and started the journey to what was to become Resonance Healing. From that time forward I was a serious student of healing and RH is the total manifestation of all the things I have learned.
Whom do you consider the “Greatest Healer” you met?
That is like asking me who the greatest football player or tennis champion is. I have been privileged to know many of the nationally known and internationally known healers. Certainly Hawayo Takata who introduced Reiki in the West comes to mind as well as the first Reiki Master Virginia Samdahl, and the second one Ethel Lombardi. These three women were responsible for much of the early growth of the Reiki method in the ‘70s. Gordon Turner from England, and Ambrose and Olga Worrall from Philadelphia were well documented and respected for their work. Henry Rucker from Chicago worked with Norm Sheeley before Carolyn Myss. There are many others that I met over the years and worked with at Healing Services that I had confidence in and respected their work as well.