Military-inspired ensembles and floral patterns inspired by Britain's countryside dominated the Penshoppe collection
MANILA, Philippines - There is no other way to write this story.
The requisite disclaimer — that your experience may not be similar to mine, yadda, yadda — must be made at this point. But it will not make my narrative less accurate, so it should not really matter.
I first learned about ThetaHealing® from Sanaiyah Gurnamal herself, the woman responsible for bringing this healing modality to Dubai and Manila. We found ourselves inside Ayurvedic doctor Father Jacob Gnalian’s clinic one day in early 2012 as we had a meeting with him. The good doctor was taking his time so Sanaiyah and I had the opportunity to talk about ThetaHealing®.
She told me about a patient of hers who had stage 4 cancer and was on the highest dosage of morphine. “The doctors had given up on her and they couldn’t do chemo anymore,” Sanaiyah recalled. She did 5 ThetaHealing® sessions with this patient and, after the first one, most of the negative symptoms from the morphine disappeared.
On the second and 3rd sessions, the pain was almost gone and the patient started to feel and look better. On the last few sessions, they healed the core issue, “the reason why she got the cancer.”
Sanaiyah’s patient eventually came out of the hospital. Her cancer is now in remission.
The emotional roots of disease
Science acknowledges that pretty much every disease has an emotional component, Sanaiyah explains at our interview for this story. Patients who think positive heal quicker. Almost everybody understands and believes in the power of the mind to heal the body.
Another important thing to understand is that thoughts affect our emotions. Our emotions, in turn, affect our energies. And any block in energy will manifest in a physical problem. “So when we work on emotions, the diseases heal,” says Sanaiyah.
Any physical issue is the product of some negative emotions that have accumulated over time. They are, in turn, the product of thought patterns that resulted into those emotions or belief systems. “Change your beliefs and release the negative emotions, and the physical condition will clear.” This is the core premise of ThetaHealing®.
Sanaiyah Gurnamal studied ThetaHealing® from Vianna Stibal who designed the technique after healing herself from cancer. Sanaiyah holds a Master’s Degree in ThetaHealing®, the highest certification one can get from Vianna Stibal’s ThetaHealing® Institute of Knowledge in the US. She is the only ThetaHealing® expert practicing and teaching in Manila today.
The second time I met Sanaiyah was when I went to The Third Eye Wellness Center in Fort Bonifacio for this interview and to experience the process for myself. First-hand participation always lends more credibility to any piece intended for publication.
Sanaiyah Gurnamal’s Third Eye Wellness Center is light and airy, as you would expect it to be. There is chant music playing in the background, and lavender oil is burning somewhere, instantly calming and quieting. I had a glass of green smoothie from the center’s Chakra Café as I waited for her. The shelves are lined with books, gem stones, crystals, jewelry. On one side is the well-equipped and very cozy Transcend Spa & Nails. The workshop hall is near the individual rooms where the one-on-one healing sessions are held.
I was led into a small and quiet room at the end of the hallway, where I found the softest recliner and fluffiest pillow I had ever laid my nervous body on. I almost fell asleep waiting for her. When she went inside, we started the ThetaHealing® session almost immediately. It went on for about 20 minutes (which was fast, since Sanaiyah says her sessions usually last for an hour). The tissue box beside me came in handy.
I was not expecting too much from it, to be honest. I wanted some help with a couple of health issues I’ve been dealing with for some years now. Sanaiyah starts by asking questions, the hard ones. She performs muscle testing and then asks the patient for permission to “scan” the energy centers — or chakras — in the body. She finds the problem areas and asks again that she be allowed to fix them.
"Fixing them," Sanaiyah explains, involves "changing the neurons in the brain to reflect the new positive belief system, and once the change happens, it reflects out into (the patient’s) life.” The healer would ask permission from the patient every step of the way, correcting deeply-ingrained beliefs that are causing the blocks, the roots of diseases.
For me, the effects are being felt in the realms of behavior, emotion, and physical senses. I have been anticipating certain feelings and difficulties to come simply because they used to be present all the time. But so far, I have not been able to find them in me anymore.
The space is now empty where some of my struggles, both physical and emotional, used to occupy it — which is not to say everything has been corrected. I feel the need for a second session, which I have booked as of this writing. But so far, so good.
I heard Sanaiyah Gurnamal’s appointment book is filled with several weeks’ worth of healing sessions and lectures. So if you’re interested to try it, you better get in line now. - Rappler.com
Ime Morales is a freelance writer and the founder of the Freelance Writers’ Guild of the Philippines (FWGP). She is an advocate of the ancient healing system of Ayurveda, but is also open to non-conventional healing modalities like ThetaHealing®.
Who will inherit the throne?
Rappler takes you through the Miss Philippines Earth 2013 competition with these specials: