I might have posted this somewhere before but I'm not sure
Oct.9th/2008/Thurs.- My mom, Auntie, Grandfather and I went to see this young girl who claimed to be a healer from the province of Manitoba at a Native American Reserve.
Before I left I thought, I probably won't be impressed. But, I did go with an open-mind and heart.
We met her dad. We sat in a semi-circle, he looked at my mom and asked her, "What can I do for you? How can I help you out?" than he started chit-chatting and most of what he said was basically "false". For an example, he asked my mom, "Will you be staying for the healing later on this evening?" My mom said, "Probably not, I have to get back into town to help my daughter work a bingo" He said, "Oh gambling isn't good that's the devil trying to drag you down." He used his hands as a scale and said, "The healing is up here while the devil is down there and that's where you'll end up is in hell" and My mom said, "No, I'm not playing bingo, I'm working a bingo" But than he kept going on and on about my mom going to hell. He even screamed that my mom will be going to "HELL!"
He also stated that my mom and I were allergic to codeine and my mom said, "No, were not. We are allergic to penicillin" and "He" said, "Awhh, codeine and penicillin are the same thing" and most of our illnesses were self-inflicted and my mom tried to explain to him about my grandpa's deafness and that deafness runs in our family. He said, "Oh no, there's actually no such thing. Deafness is not heriditary it's all self-inflicted"
Which is incorrect because if he did proper research he would've found that deafness can be heridatry.
He opened up his shirt and revealed a tattoo (heart with wings) on his chest and he said, "I have holes in my chest and they go out to my back and that's how I do my healing" Oh-Kay?!? No, he didn't have holes in his chest not that I seen anyways.
Then he started to talk to the people about drugs, alcohol, and how young Natives are commiting crimes, etc. and how as a community they should get together and do something about that. This man was an excellent talker on those subjects I'll give him credit for that.
But when he started to "preach" about how he was chosen to be a "healer" and cutting down Roman Catholicism basically he stated all it is is a money grubbing business it came from white people and Priests are false prophets. He tried to quote the Bible/Creator but he was actually contradicting the Bible/Creator.
This man asked for money and cigarettes. This man seemed to be like a televangelist.
I found it really bizarre this man had Catholic materials with him. He had an Our Lady of Fatima candle, pictures of Jesus, and Holy oil. Oh yes, he wasn't there to judge either and respected all religions and walks of faiths. Huh?
Why would he have Catholic materials when he was mocking the Catholic Religion?
He read from a book called, "Divine Revelations of Hell" by Mary K. Baxter and while he was reading from this book. He lit a cigarette and I thought that was weird and inapproriate of him to do.
I don't really know when but I think later on, he went to a woman's house on the Reserve, looked at a picture and said he was going to die.
You're probaby wondering how did I hear about this little girl and how is she supposed to be a healer? Actually, a family member is the one who told us I think she got a write-up about this little girl who said Jesus spoke to her and showed her something really wicked, a tear of her's fell and it shook the whole house not too sure if that story is accurate or not.
However, when my mom and I talked to her dad he claimed that his daughter went out somewhere, they have this statue of Jesus, this statue of Jesus always looked down, and than that one day the statue's head moved towards the door all day until 9:00 p.m. So, I don't know how this little girl got to be a "healer"--perhaps she is I didn't really get a chance to meet her or talk to her.
If a statue of Jesus, Mary, or/and Saints moved wouldn't you want to capture it on video or camera? What is a little girl doing out that late at night? Wouldn't you go look for your daughter if she took off and didn't know where she was?
My mom told him I was discerning a vocation to the Carmelites as he was shaking my hand I noticed, he let go of it right away, like I gave him an electric shock or something and while he was talking he didn't even look at me or glance at me. Strange, huh?
If this man (or anyone for that matter) asked me for healing I would have told him, "No...God cares more for my soul than physical healing"
It's not that I don't believe in healing or the healing hands of God but I don't think everyone is meant to be healed <--(not too sure if that makes sense I can't get my thoughts down into words accurately). However, St. Bernadette, St. Therese of the Child Jesus, and Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity and so many more were not healed they most likely gave their suffering as penance for sinners in this world. How honorable for them to do that.
I'm reminded of Doubting Thomas...He doubted, asked questions, and was skeptical until Jesus revealed to Thomas his wounds, he touched, and he believed...Truly he believed.
He made my mom feel really bad and now she doubts "healers" also.
I Pray for people like this.