In one of my favorite books, The Intention Experiment, Lynne McTaggart tells countless stories about how our intentions shape the world we live in. One of the most fascinating of the narratives was about an experiment, the results of which were published in the British Medical Journal in 2001.
Dr. Leonard Leibovici was out to disprove the notion that prayer had any influence on healing. He believed disease and outcomes could be predicted statistically. He set out to measure outcomes of patients who had been prayed for vs. those who had not.
Using strict protocols to ensure pristine results, including choosing patients at random and keeping the study secret, names were selected for the group who would be prayed for. What was significant in the results was not that the prayed for patients suffered from fewer deaths, although they did; the statistics were not overwhelming in that regard. What emerged was the fact that those patients healed much better and more quickly than those who had not been prayed for.
The study had had an additional twist to it, however. The people who were being prayed for had been hospitalized in the past. Long story short, the patients who had been prayed for in future of their hospitalizations turned out to be the group with the best outcomes.
So – if you have lost someone and missed the chance to tell them something that would make them feel better, give them encouragement, or let them know how grateful you were, it’s never too late. You can heal their past, as well as your own. Set your intention, write your letter to that person and mail it to:
PO Box 281
Morristown, NJ 07963
and be part of the healing quilt project.