(We discuss how a
healer has the necessary drive to heal so it is
more than just the act of making someone feel
good. Karra also tells of a time she had to
assist a father care for his child as he was
being healed and how worries can affect the
right, Karen here used to be a nurse.
Karra: oh yes, yes I do know.
Russ: has a bit of experience in that
field and so I figured that you guys
would hit it off for a while.
Karra: uh-huh, military nurse weren't
Karen: well no actually I did it right
out of high school.
Karra: oh, just some reason I was
under the impression that you had a
Russ: it was the picture.....
(a picture that Karra had seen through
my eyes of Karen in uniform)
Karen: yeah that's from an ROTC
program that I was in and became
second lieutenant in the Air Force.
Karen: it was pretty tight.
Karra: doing what in the Air Force?
Karen: I was operations officer and
drill team commander.
Karra: oh, okay now I understand. For
some reason I was confused, I thought
you were a nurse in the services.
Karen: no, to get out of high school I
decided to go to nursing college and
be a nurse that way.
Karra: oh, I was a what you would call
a battlefield medic in my youth. Well,
when I was younger anyway.
Karen: it's almost like the Florence
Nightingale that I was talking about
Karra: hmmm, yes I do understand
the Florence Nightingale concept.
Myself I was always been capable of
healing. Russ will tell you that my
hands up here are constantly warm and
I can funnel and focus energy. Hang
on.....let me....can you put your hand
out? Let me just feel the warmth being
generated from Mark's hand. Now when
it comes to cuts and scrapes I can
accelerate the process. We have a
feline around here that has proven
without a shadow of a doubt that a
group of minds can heal. He was used
as a test case to demonstrate the
functions of a healing meta-concert. I
don't see him around anywhere at the
Russ: he's outside right now.
Karra: a prime example of using
healing energy. You as a nurse will
know that the most powerful healing
tool is the mind and the feeling of
affection for that purpose. The
necessary drive to help, to heal and I
try to do that in every aspect of my
Karen: I think there's a lot of
compassion that's needed to actually
Karra: yes it's very important when
healing to have the desire. If it is a
job then it is not healing, it is just
helping somebody to feel better.
Karen: that's it.
Karra: and the reward of healing is
not any fiscal rewards, it is the joy
of seeing somebody get up and walk
away. Even if they don't thank you,
the fact that they are mobile and
laughing and that they can go on and
help somebody else is reward enough.
We don't have a currency system up
here. I give my services as a medic
freely, it is a calling not a job.
Karen: well that's the way it should
Karen: especially when it costs you a
couple of thousand here it's kind of
Karra: yes you're paying for the
privilege of being cared for and in my
opinion that's not good.
Russ: doesn't that affect the healing
in itself in the fact that you're
having to pay and you are more worried
about what this is going to cost you
than getting better and won't that
kind of hold back the healing process?
Karra: I don't know, I don't know.
You're asking me to think in a fiscal
way which as I've said in the past
dear, I don't understand.
Russ: well it's just a concept I just
Karen: right because I mean I know
I've laid in the hospital myself
trying to be healed by doctors and
it's like, "boy this is going to cost
me an arm and a leg when I get out"
and so like...I mean you're just
constantly worried on that extent to
where you just make yourself sicker or
just give yourself an ulcer.
Karra: that's a strange analogy for
what it costs, an arm and a leg.
Karen: I'm sorry?
Karra: healers don't do that.
Russ: "ah which would you like to lose
Karen: the right and the left....it's
like....no but that's about.....it
costs way too much money to get healed
Karra: yes money I do not understand
Karen: I mean if people could actually
heal and believe that they're being...
Russ: well let's say whoever came to
you to get healed had to pay you 20
cases of wine?
Russ: and when you go to heal them,
they're worried more about the wine
they're going to lose then actually
Karra: yes, yes, I do understand.
Kiri's whispering the concept in my
ear and yes in actual fact that does
hinder the healing process when you
have other worries on your mind. I had
a young father in here that his young
lady just had a baby and he had broken
his arm rock climbing and he was
concerned with the fact that he
wouldn't be able to go home and help
her with the young baby so to ease his
suffering I went and helped. The fact
that it speeded up his healing process
is the important thing. The fact that
I took his worry of that he wouldn't
be able to go home and cook his wife
breakfast or change the diaper while
she was off doing her job and so on
because they don't believe in putting
a child in the crèche. So I said, "no
problem, I will take care of the child
Russ: hmm....well you are a wonderful
Karen: really, well that's.....
Karra: thank you.
Karen: I mean that kind of....yeah
that would really ease a lot of
Karra: uh-huh and that is part of
healing. It's not so much setting the
splint, stitching the tissue, it is
more soothing the spirit.