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Hands of Light: Light Emerging interview with Barbara Brennan
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interview with Barbara Brennan
Randy Peyser: In your latest book, Light Emerging, you state that the main desire in life is to fulfill the spiritual longing, and once that is realized and fulfilled, then everything else falls into place.
Barbara Brennan: Yes. And any desire you have as a normal human being is directly connected to that spiritual longing. What we're doing is bringing spirit into matter and making heaven on earth, so to speak.
Whatever the most outrageous thing is that you desire, the most outrageous longing that you have, or what you want to do with your life, or who you wish to be - that is what you've come here to do or to be. No matter how totally off the wall it may sound or totally impossible, that's what it is - that is what you've come to create in this lifetime.
In the late 1960s, while working at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Washington D.C., atmospheric scientist Barbara Brennan joined an Edgar Cayce A Search For God study group and shifted her focus from outer space to inner space. Out of this came psychic sensitivity, two classic best-sellers (Hands of Light and Light Emerging) and the four-year Barbara Brennan School of Healing, which trains energy healers including doctors, nurses and massage therapists on staff in many clinics and hospitals.
A world-famous healer and teacher, Brennan is advancing Edgar Cayce's energy-based concept of God and steadily closing the gap between science and spirit. At a conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and later by telephone, we talked about her inward journey and the three stages in which spiritual seekers consciously awaken to the Higher Self and co-creation with the Divine.
The following interview was conducted by Roger Windsor, editor of Spectrum magazine, and originally appeared in that publication.
An Interview with BARBARA BRENNAN
QUESTION: How did you go from being a research scientist and astrophysicist working for NASA, to becoming an energy healer? They seem to be very different professions.
BARBARA BRENNAN: I was living in Washington, D.C., and during one of the race riots in the early 70s I was on top of a building looking down at people breaking into stores, burning the city. That seemed to be a turning point for me. I got very interested in human rights, and human problems. Before then I was primarily interested in science.
At that time, encounter groups were just beginning. I started joining different humanistic groups like primal scream and Gestalt therapy while I was still working at NASA. My interests switched from outer space to inner space. I began to apply what I knew about the world from the perspective of a scientist and a physicist to inner space, and trying to understand it in that way. That's how it switched over.
The following interview appears on the Barbara Brennan School of Healing website. CLICK HERE to visit their website.
Q: Barbara, for those of us who may not be familiar with your work, what do you mean by healing through the human energy field?
BB: Healing through the human energy field means working on the auric field on all the levels of personality, including spiritual, emotional, mental and physical to effect a change, or healing, to connect the person to his or her true self. So healing, laying-on-of-hands, can be very specific in terms of the skills of working with and repairing, balancing, charging and clearing the energy field.
The human energy field correlates to all of the personality—all of your levels of reality within your personality. Anywhere in your personal experience where you are separated from your true self, it will show in the human energy field and will eventually, as a result of distortions in the energy field, cause a disease in the body. Either it will weaken the body so an infection can come in or it will cause disease.
Q: What exactly is the aura, or human energy field?
BB: It's a life energy field that surrounds and penetrates the physical body. It looks like a pattern of light beams. If you were to draw your body with very thin neon light tubes, that's what it looks like. It is life energy and consciousness. Every time you have thought or feeling or any kind of life experience, it shows in the energy field. It doesn't even have to be a conscious experience.