Posted by verne on November 24, 2005, at 16:54:01
In reply to Please tell me, posted by Larry Hoover on November 24, 2005, at 7:43:06
Like the others, I didn't read that thread since I had already taken the Meyer Briggs test. I've also been visiting Psychobabble less. After a frenzy of posts during high tide, I think I beached myself. For me, lots of posts equals exposure and too much exposure results in emotional pain.
I'm sorry to hear you're in so much physical pain. I don't have much experience with pain but did experience permanent relief for a couple chronic problems while attending a healing service at a church.
At the time I wasn't a believer and hadn't been in a church since I was a child. My doctor wanted me to get counseling, and this was free, so I started meeting with the pastor and hanging out for some of the services.
I had chronic pain in both feet (like shards of glass) and hadn't mentioned it to anyone. Anyway the pastor paused in front of my seat and knelt down and "laid hands" on my feet. They never hurt again. Months later, I also noticed that the chronic hematuria I had suffered with for over ten years (long story) had disappeared completely, never to return.
It didn't require any faith on my part, since I didn't believe the first thing about their religion. Later I came to believe there's more to the world than what we can see or perceive with the senses - I just don't have a name for it.
Besides less pain, another benefit of the spirit is that Love, Hope, and Peace increase.