From a mower in Mudgee, to a healing in Mount Shasta ~

It all started with the lawn mower.

Damn thing wouldn’t start.

You start my mower by pulling a cord – you know, to turn over the motor.

I pulled and I pulled.

Wouldn’t start.
It had dirty spark plugs or something.

I pulled harder – and without realising, I tore a tendon in my shoulder. There was no immediate pain. No warning that I’d done any damage, But later, quite a bit later, I discovered that my shoulder was hurting like hell.

I’ve mentioned this before on this blog – that I never go to the doctor, and I believe that if you listen to your body, and you’re sensible, the body will heal itself. It has that power, and you have that power.

So I let it be.

But the hurt got worse. So bad that I couldn’t sleep on my shoulder at night.

I’d roll onto that side of my body and the pain would wake me. And I also discovered I had limited movement in my arm and shoulder. For instance I couldn’t stretch my arm up vertically, without considerable pain. And I couldn’t reach behind me.

However, I figured that it would heal itself soon, and so I continued to let it be.

But the pain got worse, so I went to a physio.

She examined me, and sent me to have scans done.

The scans came back and evidently I had Bursitis. I’d never heard of Bursitis, but I was told that it’s a painful inflammation caused when a tendon tears. Here’s what says about Bursitis:

What Is Bursitis?
Bursitis is the inflammation or irritation of the bursa. The bursa is a sac filled with lubricating fluid, located between tissues such as bone, muscle, tendons, and skin, that decreases rubbing, friction, and irritation.

What Causes Bursitis?
Bursitis is most often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the area, or from a sudden, more serious injury.

The physio said it would take up to six months or longer for the Bursitis to fully subside. She gave me a print out with diagrams of a series of exercises I had to do, using an elastic strap. She said if the pain hadn’t abated in a couple of months, then I’d have to get a Cortisone injection.

I was about to go overseas for two months – America and Germany. I packed the print out, and I packed the elastic strap – and decided not to do a damn thing. I was going to be traveling, I’d be busy – I didn’t have time to do exercises on my shoulder.

Stupid me.

The pain persisted.
I couldn’t sleep.
I couldn’t move my arm or shoulder properly.
It was sore.
Bloody sore.

I found myself in Mount Shasta – one of the most powerful spiritual vortexes on this planet.

At Mount Shasta is a man who is an extraordinary healer. Michael Tamura and his wife Raphaelle have become good friends, ever since I met and interviewed Michael for my PGS film on intuition about two years ago.

At the time, Michael healed me of a persistent hacking cough that had been plaguing me for about eighteen months. It literally disappeared overnight, after Michael worked his magic.

I’d gone to Mount Shasta to show Michael and Raphaelle a cut of the film. The next day we met up again, and as we were finishing up lunch, Michael pulled me aside and asked if I wanted a healing.

To explain: Michael doesn’t do personal one-on-one healings anymore. It’s part of an agreement he’s made with his folk upstairs. So for Michael to offer me a healing was an extraordinarily generous gesture, and one I gladly and gratefully accepted.

We returned to my motel room, we sat opposite each other, and Michael began the healing.

It’s hard to accurately describe what Michael Tamura does during a healing – other than he goes somewhere else – but in his trance-like state he’s exploring my energy field, dipping into my past lives, and looking for those energetic blockages that are causing distress.

(Michael, please forgive me if I am not explaining this correctly!)

In this instance he told me that I was carrying energetic burdens relating to my work and my family –  and it was the weight of these burdens that was causing pain in my shoulder. He asked if I wanted these burdens lifted, and I said yes – and Michael dealt with them.

He also gave me information about my film – what I was to do, how I was to handle various issues in the coming months. And later, I felt that this was the reason he wanted to do the healing session – to give me these instructions.

What he told me, what came through him for me, was exactly what I needed to hear – answers to dilemmas I’d been wrestling with concerning the film.

That night I slept soundly for the first time in months. I still had some feeling in my shoulder, but the pain had largely gone.

I continued my travels in the US and then Germany, and came home for Christmas. I never did any of the physio exercises, and the elastic strap I’d bought remained in its wrapping, unopened.

And yet my pain left me. Within a week of Michael’s healing, it was all but gone. And this was an ailment that I was told would require months of physiotherapy – and could even require a Cortisone shot.


It was an amazing spiritual healer in Mount Shasta who fixed me.


11 thoughts on “From a mower in Mudgee, to a healing in Mount Shasta ~

  1. My great-grandmother was a healer — she would reserve her gifts either to various locals, her family, or to a few VIPs such as Government Ministers or Army Generals and so on, some of whom to be fair were family members too

    I am very happy that you were helped by one

    The arthrosis is a mechanical decay in principle, so that without some cellular regeneration one’s stuck with it, but in my experience the sort of self-healing you wanted needs either the sort of bloody-mindedness that would kill your work, or an abnegation that would stop it ever getting done.

    I would be very wary of those proposing rhetoric about past lives — my great-grandmother was a wife in a farm, and she spent her life doing farm work, family work, and simple Christian life. She sought neither glory nor rewards.

    These sorts of Charisms do not require any subjection to pagan philosophies.


    • Thanks Julian for your replies. Can you please explain to me, why does Christianity not embrace the concept of reincarnation, when most of the world’d great religions do – such as Buddhism, Hinduism, the Japanese religions, and so on… Oh, and I think there’s nothing wrong with steak and wine. And tea too, which is meant to be very healthy. You eat what your body demands, is the way I figure it… within reason of course!


      • Reincarnation does not belong to the Revelation that is given to us, nor is it compatible with Christian eschatology (the part of theology concerned with death, judgment, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind), nor with the teaching that each individual life has a particular and individual soul or spirit.

        Christianity is instead focused around rebirth and resurrection (including in Baptism, Conversion, and spiritual Awakening ; but also of the soul into Heaven, and also in some unexplained manner of the body in the End of Days).

        It’s not that Catholicism in particular teaches against the concept of reincarnation, but that it is quite simply not part of Christian teaching.

        A Christian must affirm that the Life and Pilgrimage of the Soul towards the Christ in Heaven is the Essence of Spirituality, as this is the case, and the concept of reincarnation is quite irrelevant to the Hope for Salvation by God.

        A Christian can certainly ponder these matters : Did my infancy succeed another age of mine that dies before it? Was it that which I spent within my mother’s womb? . . . And what before that life again, O God of my joy, was I anywhere or in any body? (Confessions of St. Augustine) — but such meditations are not teachings, nor do they form anything that could belong to the properly Christian Spirituality as such, except as some meditations perhaps on the nature of Purgatory.

        A Christian should and sometimes must defend against any mis-uses of the concept of reincarnation as a means to either preach doctrines that actually are contrary to Christian Faith, or even anti-Christian as such, and against practices that are pagan as such, or even demonic.

        From a more philosophical, properly religious, and moral theology perspective, an exaggerated belief in reincarnation will be a hindrance of the conversion of souls to Christ and so a hindrance to their Salvation.


      • My body is adapting to it anyway, and every three days or so when I eat more than just the one steak, it still needs to be quite a small & balanced meal or I feel ill — which I wasn’t expecting.


      • Hey Mate,

        If we eat what the body demands, how come there are so many obese folks in the world, and particularly in this gluttonous country. I think it is far more likely that we eat what the mind demands than the body. Cravings, like addictions, I believe begin in the mind. The mind might rationalize many reasons to eat cake and ice cream, but I find it highly unlikely that the body demands it. When I indulge in a rich desert, and I occasionally do, it is because my mind is reminding me how satisfying, albeit momentarily, to indulge in sugar and fat. When, at two years old, we fall down and skin our knees, our moms likely healed it with a cookie, which gave mental relief, but not likely physical. It just made us feel good.
        Just my thoughts.


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        • I agree Steve – but the body tells you what it needs. If it needs protein, you find yourself hungering for a steak, or lentils or dhal. If it needs fat, you find yourself wanting an avocado – etc. The trick is to listen to your body, not your mind, as you say.

          In Australia we have a similar obesity problem. We never used to. I was watching an ad on tv – out here in Mudgee, we get rural advertising, and this was an ad for tractors. And in the ad, it had all these farmers getting on and off tractors. And, without mincing words, they were all heavily overweight. A couple were obese.

          In the 60s and 70s, that never would have been the case. Australian farmers were usually sinewy and lean. What’s changed? Eating habits. Proliferation of fast food. I’m astonished at how many cars are parked in the local McDonalds and KFC. Always, from breakfast till dinner.

          In Poland, which has the skinniest people I’ve yet seen, there are no fast food joints hardly at all. Nor restaurants. People eat at home. They eat nourishing well cooked home meals.

          Also, we don’t do as much physical activity as we used to. What’s with these ride-on mowers? What’s with these huge noisy blowers that are now used to sweep away leaves? It used to be we’d rake leaves, and we’d push a mower. No more.

          Also, portion sizes have grown much larger. People are eating more. They never used to. All this adds up to an epidemic of obesity and weight gain. As you say, you have to be vigilant. You have to make sure you factor in some exercise into your day. And you have to quell those cravings and get to the point where you only want to eat healthy food, in moderate amounts.


          • Basically everything you say here is confirming your mind is controlling appetites, and not just caloric appetites, all appetites. If starving is it your mind or your body that says you need to eat. That is a close one, but for most of us, I don’t think the question is even close. I believe your mind is the master of your universe.


  2. Also, all the processed foods are making our systems sludgie, all the canned, boxed, altered and treated stuff.

    It was my understanding that the early Christian church believed in reincarnation. I was taught that at one point, but cannot remember any particulars about that.


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