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Distant Healing Checklist

By Jack Angelo, Hands on Healing

1.  Preparing the Space

  • Light a candle or visualize a lit candle.

  • Watch the movement, colors, aura and energy flows of the candle.

  • Close your eyes.

  • Dedicate the light to your Distant Healing Practice.

  • Give thanks for the opportunity to send out healing light.

2.  Preparing the Mind

  • Focus your mind on the heart chakra. 

  • Place a gold symbol or representation of a Higher Power in your heart chakra such as sacred symbols—a cross, star, picture of Christ, the Buddha, Sai Baba, etc., appropriate to your own spiritual background.

  • As you inhale, visualize your heart center filling with the candle’s golden light.

  • As you exhale, visualize the light expanding.

  • See this light extending from your heart to create a healing station in front of you.

  • Once you are aware the light has formed, affirm that this is the light of healing.

3.  Inviting the Recipient(s)

  • Visualize a specific person sitting in front of you.

  • See them in detail (if you know them), and say their name out loud or mentally.

  • If you are unable to visualize them clearly, you may experience their presence in another way as a color, symbol, sound, emotion or health condition, etc.

  • You are linked by the Attunement Triangle from your Soul, to the Divine Source, to the Soul of the recipient.

  • Extend the golden light to surround the person with love, protection and universal healing energies.

4.  Distant Healing

  • Hold them in the light until you sense that the healing is complete.

  • Take a mental note of any information that you may receive about their condition.

  • Ask for healing of any specific condition as indicated.

  • Give a final prayer of gratitude and protection.

  • Allow the visualization to fade and your focus to return to the heart center.

  • Continue with your list of names/recipients.

  • Repeat one at a time.

5.  Closing

  • When your list is complete, give thanks for being a channel of healing.

  • Blow out the candle or visualize extinguishing it.

  • Slowly bring your focus back to the room.

 
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Adventures with ASHA

By Jane Fleming

In the year 2000 the Calgary First Spiritualist Church received a special gift. Laura O’Connor brought her beautiful electric piano to the church and became the church organist for the next 15 years. She also brought with her A Course In Miracles (ACIM) and the Association of Spiritual Healers of Alberta (ASHA) from the New Thought Church.


In 2002 my friend and colleague at the Mount Royal Conservatory, Gerda Morrow, said “There is a course at your mother’s church that used to be at my mother’s church. Let’s take it.” So began a wonderful journey every Monday night (except for holidays) to the Calgary First Spiritualist Church. Gerda and I loved commuting to our Spiritual Healing class and Internship so we could discuss the experience all the way home. How wonderful to have a like-minded friend!


Of course, Gerda and I, as teachers got on the Board as soon as we could. Gerda instigated the first ASHA Retreat held at the Highwood River Inn in 2004 and I started producing the bi-annual newsletter in 2003. In 2005 my dear friend moved to Kamloops and I became the ASHA President.  There were lots of adventures ahead with new friends.


In the first five years of my Presidency there were many things to be done that enriched the ASHA organization. The newsletter was expanded to 20 pages, printed booklet style and mailed out as hard copy twice a year. Color ads for publicity were printed in major New Age magazines like Synchronicity, and the ASHA Brochure was revised. Besides holding the ongoing Annual Retreat, we held workshops, added Spring Events and sometimes visiting mediums from England gave healing demonstrations.


The Fall Training Course was revised to be like a college course: a course overview chart issued the first day, content that followed the textbook closely, written homework assigned on a weekly basis and informative lectures. Monthly workshops were started in order to help the interns become a cohesive group. Following the English model the examination process was revised to include a Panel Examination with Board Members, as well as an extended written exam. A graduation ceremony was instituted for newly certified healers and was held on the very last day of the Training Course, so that the new students could see the end result of their training one year later. Honorary Membership certificates were issued as well to our pioneers.


Office work was now done in a more efficient way. Electronic filing was used and new forms developed for Attendance, Distant Healing, Confirmation of Healing, etc. Wayne Fleming created and posted the first ASHA website in 2006. A computer and an electronic accounting system were purchased facilitating ease in sending out our charitable tax receipts. Group email communication was now used for the annual membership drives, notices, etc. 


The Board also revised its Associate Membership so that the organization had a means of including high-level spiritual healers who were unable to take our training, thus adding to our prestige. The constitution or by-laws were updated in 2006 and revised again in 2008 with the Alberta government.


From the very beginning ASHA was a member of an international healing organization, The Healing Trust or Federation of Spiritual Healers (NFSH) which is headquartered in the U.K. We regularly received their beautiful magazine called Healing Today during the 1990’s. Unbeknownst to us, all overseas affiliations were discontinued for a few years. In 2006 we were asked to re-apply for this affiliation. There were a number of membership criteria that had to be met. The Healing Trust insures all its members and ASHA does not. I pulled together the many documents requested for membership but could not give the name of an insurer. So after much soul searching, I submitted a letter explaining that any of our certified healers who opened a private healing business would have to provide their own insurance in keeping with government regulations. Whew! They accepted the letter. Once again we started to receive their colourful magazine with the name changed to In Touch. 


Unfortunately, The Healing Trust lost track of us again in 2009 and said they had no knowledge of us whatsoever. They had moved offices from Sudbury on Thames to Northhampton and subsequently lost all trace of us. So I submitted updated and revised documentation plus a new letter regarding the insurance which is left up to the individual healer. Then we started to receive their magazine electronically under the new name of Spiritus with a few hard copies sent by mail.


Perhaps my most difficult challenge was to restore our charitable status which we lost in 2008 for failing to register with Revenue Canada. With hindsight we saw how it happened. There was confusion over our financial accounts and previous treasurers were long gone. My brother in law, Tom Groves, bravely stepped in to fill the job as he was also treasurer for Calgary First. Without proper succession Tom ended up sending the Annual Proof of Filing to the Alberta government in October, and nothing to Canada Revenue. Well, it turned out that we had to file with Canada Revenue in October, and send Proof of Filing to the Alberta government in January. The reapplication for Charitable Status cost us $500, but we were restored and have smoothly filed with both governments ever since. 


Some things were left undone: we never did get a History Book made like the one done for Calgary First or gather items for an archive. Nor were we able to institute formal hospital and palliative care visits. A second venue for ASHA ran at Unity of Calgary in 2004-05 but it was found that a southwest venue greatly reduced the numbers for our venue at CFSC. We didn’t create a How-To-Handbook that laid out specific jobs for Treasurer, etc. and a carefully constructed annual calendar. Also we didn’t update our Code of Conduct to reflect the extensive one for The Healing Trust, but we added a Code of Ethics to deal with not giving psychic messages, or soliciting for personal business at ASHA meetings. There also was a need to include in the Code of Ethics matters dealing with sexual harassment.


I found during the first five years of Presidency that it was impossible to find a replacement. A president should serve only 2 years according to our constitution, but every healer approached to take the Presidency said they had an anxiety issue and couldn’t do that! Well, I discovered that I had anxiety issues plus a perfectionist streak, so I ‘sweated bullets’ over some things.


Another challenging surprise came my way in 2006. One of our healers told me that they had found on the internet an ASHA Associate Member in Vancouver. What? I was able to contact Paul Frigstad and learned that our founders, Daphne and Jack Thomas, had travelled to Vancouver to make Paul an Associate Member because he was a high-level healer who had done incredible work during the AIDs crisis of the 1980’s. The Board and I sweated over creating a document to explain and detail Associate Membership. 


Paul Frigstad came twice to Calgary to give well received workshops. He also offered to do distant healing on any ASHA member for free. I was lucky and had a standing appointment with him on the telephone every Sunday morning. For several years he did healings on my left shoulder. Paul and I used to discuss his astral travels to disaster sites to send souls into the light. In 2013 he felt restless like a stallion confined to a stall. Within weeks of being diagnosed with cancer he passed into spirit. Paul is working on a much wider healing range now.


During the next ten years there were other challenges, especially my own health when I developed a hip problem called ‘bone on bone’. Fortunately, my hip replacement went well in 2019 and I was able to transfer files and teaching material on to other teachers for 2020. Now in this time of an ongoing Covid Pandemic there are new leaders to develop ideas such as online courses and a new way of going forward to meet the changing needs of students, healers, and recipients.


What I loved the most about ASHA was teaching the training course and coaching the interns through the year-long internship. What wonderful people I met! During my 15 years as president and training coach, over 120 students were certified as ASHA healers and many more came to the course and sometimes took part of the internship. ASHA gave me an opportunity to keep on teaching and coaching after my 36-year career in the Mount Royal University Conservatory. Now it is time for me to look to other adventures, perhaps with my artistic friends. I may return to performance, theatrical productions and directing, but always with newfound knowledge of Spiritual Healing and Spiritualism to buoy me up.


May the new ASHA leaders successfully address new issues, styles of healing and learning, using the new technology, and keeping a current understanding of the field of Spiritual Healing. My blessings go to all who shared my journey and adventures with ASHA. I am especially grateful to those who served with me on the ASHA Boards and served devotedly on Monday nights. All of us send best wishes to future ASHA’ns.

 
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Article: Tribute to Gabriella Enyedvary

By Jane Fleming

Many ASHA healers will remember Rev. Gabriella Enyedvary who served regularly as a healer on Monday nights for over 20 years. She was a tall, statuesque beauty, stylishly coiffed, wearing elegant clothes with simple yet stunning jewelry. She stood grounded and gracefully aligned to give spiritual healing to recipients on a regular basis.  


Gabriella Enyedvary had been an active healer with ASHA since the late 1990’s as well as a board member serving with passion, concern and vision. She had a very unique personality, made strong commitments, took immediate action on issues, laid the ground work carefully for any projects in which she was involved and had real staying power with steady focus. Like most healers Gabriella came to ASHA after suffering many of life’s traumas. The following article is based on an interview with Gabriella in 2004:


Gabriella’s interest in natural healing began very dramatically. In 1988 she was on the brink of death. She had endometriosis and fibroids that resulted in two major surgeries within a one month period. For another two years she continued to suffer bowel obstructions. After one operation the doctors were so stymied by the total dysfunction of the bowel that they called upon a reflexologist to activate it again, which was successful. However, she continued to suffer repeated obstructions and found that reflexology and a tummy massage for a full hour reversed the situation.


In Gabriella’s words she experienced divine synchronicity when a friend who had studied the works of Louise Hay arrived for lunch and to give her a reflexology treatment. The friend recommended the Louise Hay book You Can Heal Your Life which Gabriella immediately purchased. She was very impressed by the advice given and began to buy many more books on reversing health conditions through mental preparation, the body-mind connection and spiritual growth. She developed a life long interest in breaking negative emotional patterns and developed many techniques and was always open to learning more. 


Gabriella made the connection between her poor health, negative emotional states and the serious traumas she suffered as a very young child. As a four year old growing up in the beautiful city of Budapest, Hungary, Gabriella experienced some of the horrors of World War II. She remembered playing with a large group of children kept safely in a basement. Although the children were able to play and delighted in each other’s company, they inwardly suffered the terrible fear and helplessness of the adults. 


From this experience of deprivation and fear Gabriella grew up determined to get what she wanted and to work for it. By twelve years of age she worked for a Community Cultural Center during the summer selling tickets and subsequently had many other paying jobs. At the age of fourteen she attended Normal School, which offered a four year study program and a fifth year practicum under a licensed teacher, to become a teacher of the primary grades one to four. But once again war interfered with Gabriella’s life and she was unable to finish training as an elementary school teacher.


When the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 broke out, Gabriella immigrated to Canada and left her family behind.  She started life as a young woman in Ottawa working as a meat wrapper for a large grocery store. Not surprisingly, she was fired for crying too much! Next she got work in a Ladies Department Store as a clothes shipper and then moved on to the Ministry of Pensions as a file clerk and switchboard operator. None of these jobs seemed satisfying so she tried work as a file clerk in the Statistical Department of the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, moving up quickly to a higher position. Later she worked as a secretary for an architect.


While in Ottawa Gabriella met and married her husband, Thomas Enyedvary.  Thomas was a mechanical engineer trained in Hungary.  He immigrated to Canada in the spring of 1957, six months after Gabriella. He was first employed in Montreal with the CNR (Canadian National Railway) but was given a two year assignment in Ottawa for the National Research Council returning to Montreal with his new wife in 1962. Later, Thomas moved to Calgary in 1977 to establish a new home and new job, and Gabriella followed in January of 1978. They have one daughter, Sylvia.


After a decade of married life in Montreal, Gabriella realized a need for further education in an area of personal interest. She decided to go to university to study full time from 1971 to 1975. She had a strong social conscience and a compassion for those who suffered so she took a degree from the School of Social Work at McGill University, graduating in 1975. This was followed by a three year practicum: one year spent with a senior citizen’s home to observe and write papers, a year working with foster care families and then a year with a YWCA project to create a women’s shelter and residence.


Gabriella felt that her natural talents probably lay in the world of fine arts but her own personal suffering as a young person led her to have a deep compassion for the suffering of others; she was attuned to the plight of those in need. She began work for a community center, Notre Dame de Grace, that created resources for single parents. Through this community center she became involved with Centre-aid, an equivalent organization to the United Way. She became the coordinator for two campaigns for Centre-aid. Gabriella already had latent organizational skills but was also well trained as a social worker in innovative approaches to community building. She brought original ideas to the campaign, one of which was to contact key spokesmen for the organizations that used the funding. These spokesmen became speakers at fund raising events. They told first hand stories of how the fund benefited real people, such as destitute families that got back on their feet, handicapped people that were rehabilitated, etc. The moving stories gave meaning and purpose to the role of donors and increased their generosity.


After the family moved to Calgary in 1978, Gabriella was Director of Volunteer Services at Glenmore Park Auxiliary Hospital until 1985. In 1985 she founded and ran the Art Nest Gallery at Glenmore Landing along with Thomas until they sold the business in 1998.


Gabriella had a natural interest in the visual arts as well as the performing arts. She was an opera buff, avid theatre goer and art gallery devotee. She felt that she would have excelled in the fine arts if her life had not been so fragmented but her main goal in life became to excel at being herself! She was always busy. She and Thomas enjoyed traveling, and while they never watched much TV, the two of them enjoyed a diet of movie comedies or documentaries. As a productive artist she painted in oils and often had several commissions in process. She also studied Science of Mind and became a licensed practitioner and later an ordained minister. She first attended the Centre for Positive Living associated with the Science of Mind movement which evolved into the Centres for Spiritual Living. Upon her ordination in April 2009 the Westside Center for Spiritual Living was brimming over with bouquets of flowers! Gabriella connected to so many people.


Gabriella added many ‘strings to her healing bow’ and was glad to take an active part in ASHA. She considered ASHA an excellent organization of great value and fostered its growth and healthy future. She felt that people with determination kept the organization going and she willingly served on the board for many years. While honoring ASHA traditions she felt that there was always a need for flexibility, for change and for experimentation in any organization. Gabriella was not afraid of change and innovation throughout her entire life as revealed in this interview.  


Rev. Gabriella Enyedvary passed peacefully into Spirit on November 30, 2021. Thomas Enyedvary predeceased his wife on February 20, 2020.


Invitation:  If any healers wish to make a short tribute, comment or memory of Gabriella, please send to Jane Fleming:  flemingj0@shaw.ca .

 
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