A Few of Gene's
You are the Healer...
An Interview with Gene Krackehl
by Inner Realm Magazine, June, 2006
Barbara DeGraw: For those readers who may not know who you are, who are you?
Gene Krackehl: I’m a Hands-on Energy Healer, Spiritual Advisor, Reiki-Master, keynote speaker and now an author. I'm also an empath and have been doing distance healing since I was a child. Formerly on staff at Northern Westchester Hospitals Center for Health & Healing, I now have a healing practice based in Westchester, NY and collaborate with therapists, hospitals, MDs and other health care professionals on a wide range of clients and conditions. My energy healing workshops are being given in many large corporations, continuing education programs, non-profit organizations, colleges and holistic centers throughout the Northeast.
BD: Why did you write, "You are the Healer?"
GK: To empower the reader and expel the myth that you have to be born with some special talent in order to be a healer. We're ALL uniquely special! I believe that each of us is a potential healer, capable of performing real miracles on a daily basis and the only thing stopping us, is our own belief that we can’t! I’m convinced that I can take almost anyone and teach them to heal others and have been doing just that for many years through my workshops. The only requirements necessary are for the person to be willing to re-connect with the unconditional love inside of them, that God-like quality which is their true essence and have a sincere desire to share that love with others. Once you re-discover it, nothing in your life will ever be the same again! My book is an outgrowth of my workshops and personal discoveries in this field. I also wanted to write in a manner that would be easy enough for a beginner to comprehend and apply yet significant enough to impress nearly any master healer.
BD: There are tools in this book to heal ourselves and to heal others; is it more important to heal others or ourselves?
GK: With energy healing you are actually healing yourself as you heal someone else. From a spiritual perspective any benefit you impart to others will always come back to you in some form. From another perspective, the energy which you pull from other sources has to flow through you in order to get to the person you’re working on. As a result, you get to keep a small part of that energy. Think of it as an energy toll which recharges you as well. As spirits we are all intimately connected, so any kindness you show to others you are also giving to yourself.
BD: If we are not healed, can we heal others?
GK: Certainly! We're all broken but we sometimes find ourselves doing those things for others that we most need to do for ourselves. Caregivers are prime examples. Bad experiences from the past when overcome can become our greatest attributes giving us huge insights into ourselves and others. As a healer your unique life experiences can become your most important credentials.
BD: What is true healing? And how do we know that "it" is healed?
GK: Love is who and what we are. To impart that life force to another unconditionally is the greatest gift that you can give to someone. As with all gifts, however, it is up to the receiver to determine if they want to accept it and how they would like to utilize it. A healer should never measure his or her successes by the outcome of the healing session. Many factors play into the outcome, most of which are above our awareness and beyond our control. Just because there is a piece of God inside of each of us doesn't give us the right to play God. As a healer, know that by just showing up and being there unconditionally for your client, listening patiently, letting them know that you understand and accept them without judgement, you are doing 90% of your job.
BD: How do we discern from temporary relief from the symptoms and a real healing?
GK: Awareness. Physical symptoms are often held in place by emotional trauma. I can clear out emotional trauma from a client and as a result bring about major relief in their physical body only to have them go back to the source of that emotional trauma, pick up new trauma and in doing so they might think that the healing didn't really work. An example of this is a woman who came to me having been repeatedly beaten up by her boyfriend. I energetically cleared her out, got her feeling good about herself and when she returned home was again beaten up. Did that make the healing a failure? Each time a person comes for a healing, they become stronger, moreself-determined and love themselves more. Some people need more healings than others. The fact is you can't really love someone else until you first love yourself and refusal to accept abuse is indicative of that self-love.
BD: What is the one most important key to healing?
GK: Love! It's our true essence as beings. It's the only gift you can givethat will last an eternity and the only substance of any value which we takewith us when we leave this planet.
BD: Let’s say someone gets a growth on their skin; a tumor. The doctor is not sure whether it is benign or malignant, it needs a biopsy. Before the biopsy, does the person have a chance to heal this and release it from their body? How?
GK: Yes! I've had several cases where people have come to me having been diagnosed with possible breast or other cancers and we've been able to shrink or eliminate the tumor before the biopsy. It doesn't happen with every case, but even in those where the outcome was as predicted I've been able to get my clients emotionally ready to attack the problem and go through the treatment, eventually eliminating the problem. How? Form follows energy. In other words, your physical body takes cues from the energy field surrounding it constantly giving it signals, telling your cells when to divide, telling your endocrine glands when to secrete, and lots more. If that field is broken or blocked it can actually be giving the wrong signals to the body, so when you clear out those blocks, the body actually heals itself naturally, the way it was intended to work.
BD: Is this a sort of invitation? A fork in the road to heal the underlying issue or to move into physical illness?
GK: The body is a tremendous metaphor giving us indications as to the emotional causes of our physical problems. Since we have layers of energy fields surrounding us, unresolved issues will usually clog them first before the problem shows up in the body. You can certainly look at an illness as an invitation to view the underlying issues. All things happen for a reason and in hindsight my clients almost always see the benefits from their past suffering.
BD: What is the goal with healing? Do we ever becoming fully healed?
GK: We are always growing. With growth comes awareness and as we become more aware of ourselves as spiritual beings living in bodies we find there is always some aspect of ourselves upon which we can improve. Energy healing touches every aspect. As we probably can only comprehend the level which we are on, our fullest potential lies beyond our comprehension.
BD: One of the exercises you have for developing your intuition is the one on page 62 with the quarter. In this example it is to decide whether to move or not. You say that if you get an answer "yes" and a short time later you begin to feel bad about, that that is your intuition telling you not to move. Could that bad feeling be just fear? If the person is clear about moving in the first place, they wouldn’t need to flip a quarter. Is fear what stops us from listening to our intuition in the first place? How do we discern from fear telling us not to move and our real intuition telling us not to move?
GK: You are right that fear is what keeps us from listening to our intuition. Fear manifests itself in many forms. There is the fear of success for instance. However as you know there are basically only two emotions, fear and love. Since fear can't exist in the presence of love, whenever a question such as this holds me in suspense I ask myself, "What would love do?" When love is present the environment becomes safe and that safety allows one's intuition to prevail. Intuition feels right and contains a knowingness, fear doesn't.
BD: Is this book for people who want to become healers or can everyone use it?
GK: This book is for anyone looking for something to help awaken their own spirituality as well as those who want to become professional healers and everyone in between. Everyone can benefit by learning to move energy and the beauty of it is that anyone can utilize it in almost any setting.
BD: What is one thing you would like to share with our readers?
GK: Live each day as though it is your last and treat each person in your life as the unique gift that they are. They're there to teach you something. Feel the love inside and never miss an opportunity to tell those special beings how much you love them. There's a saying among healers that you can't heal someone you don't love, which I believe is true. Make it your goal to find some aspect to love in each person you meet. Remember that YOU ARE THE HEALER, and the world is a better place because of you.
The Making of a Healer
By Gene Krackehl, LLC
for Inner Realm Magazine, September, 2004
Although I had never thought of myself as one, I’ve been a healer for most of my life, doing “distance healings” anonymously. Sometimes achieving miraculous, sometimes subtle and occasionally getting no results at all. Since I’m an empath, I’ve almost always been able to feel what other people are feeling—especially when it comes to painful emotions, probably because these are the feelings that we tend to broadcast the loudest. I eventually developed the ability to extract those feelings of pain, fear, anger and other negative emotions from people around me. I think this ability (some might call it a curse) started as a result of witnessing my parents screaming at each other as a young child lying in my crib, and in some way feeling responsible for their strife. They had a good marriage, but when you see two people whom you love and depend upon completely at each other’s throats, it’s enough to terrify any child, especially a very sensitive one. I would just feel their hostile emotions and absorb all those feelings into myself, which would de-fuse the situation and they’d stop fighting. Like magic! I now realize that this survival mechanism might have set the stage for me to unwittingly use this method of “control” in many future situations as I grew older resulting in temporary detriments to my own health. I would often absorb emotions resulting from the conflicts of friends and I’m sure it kept me from getting beaten up as a kid by some neighborhood bullies. I’d simply send them kind and gentle energy as I pulled in their anger (aimed at me, but as I realized, not having to do with me) and they’d leave me alone. In fact as time went on, the calming effects of my presence was so greatly valued as an adult wherever I worked, that I would frequently be brought in to diffuse tense situations between people who were about to come to blows. Some would remark “He has a unique way of smoothing things over.” What I was really doing was absorbing and rearranging their energy. I eventually discovered that at certain times, I was able to generate warm, loving feelings inside of myself, which I would send to others simply by intending to do so. And as a result, I could sometimes influence the physical and emotional states of others, in a positive way, at a distance. That’s when the real miracles started to happen. I never thought of this as a special ability. I felt it was something that anyone could do—if they cared enough, and quite honestly I was apprehensive to tell anyone else about it. After all, who would have believed it? Plus, the possibility of spending time in a rubber room wasn’t high on my list of priorities! But, over the past few years the climates have changed, the “witch hunts” have subsided, and integrative medicine has entered the mainstream. The best hospitals in many large cities, who just a few short years ago would have scoffed at the possibility, are now embracing many alternative methods of healing. I’ve studied hands-on healing with some of the best healers in the world and have developed my own proven methods of eradicating fear and fixing the “broken heart” of almost any client, usually in just one session. As a result people continue to travel from all over the world to experience a healing session with me. Every experience in life has a purpose, even though it may not be apparent at the present time. It is up to each of us to discover the reason for our present life situations and the lessons that we need to learn from each one. These realizations may also lead us to discover our true life’s purpose. Could becoming a “healer” be yours? The truth is that every one of us is a potential healer, capable of performing real miracles on a daily basis, and the only thing stopping us is our own consideration that we can’t. I’m convinced that I can take almost anyone and teach that person how to heal others—which is exactly what I’ve been doing over the past few years. The only requirement necessary is the willingness to re-discover the unconditional love deep inside—that God-like quality which is our true essence—and to have a sincere desire to share that love with others. Love is the only thing that heals and once you connect with it, nothing in your life will ever be the same again.
All works © Gene Krackehl, All Rights Reserved.
Some portions of these articles have been excerpted from Gene's book, You Are The Healer: Discover Your Miraculous Potential to Heal Yourself & Others, © Gene Krackehl