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Who Touched My Cloak?

This is about energy not physicality.

Ah OH, I’m going make someone uncomfortable again. Even though this has a Christian overtone, I promise you, it won’t hurt you to read the contents for what it contains. Like everything in life, try not to judge before you take a taste. Even things that smell yucky sometimes taste good.

Jesus healing the bleeding woman (or "woman with an issue of blood" and other variants) is one of the miracles of Jesus in the Gospels (Matthew 9:20–22, Mark 5:25–34, Luke 8:43–48).[1] [2][3][4]

In the Gospel accounts, this miracle immediately follows the exorcism at Gerasa and is combined with the miracle of the Daughter of Jairus. The incident occurred while Jesus was traveling to Jairus' house, amid a large crowd:

And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.

At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?” “You see the people crowding against you,” his disciples answered, “and yet you can ask, ‘Who touched me?’ ” But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it.Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”

The woman's condition, which is not clear in terms of a modern medical diagnosis, is translated as an "issue of blood" in the King James Version and a "flux of blood" in the Wycliffe Bible and some other versions. In scholarly language she is often referred to by the original New Testament Greek term as the haemorrhoissa (ἡ αἱμοῤῥοοῦσα, "bleeding woman").

Because of the continual bleeding, the woman would have been continually regarded in Jewish law as a niddah or menstruating woman, and so ceremonially unclean. In order to be regarded as clean, the flow of blood would need to stop for at least 7 days. Because of the constant bleeding, this woman lived in a continual state of uncleanness which would have brought upon her social and religious isolation. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This story has always been one of my favorite scriptures. I was deeply touched by it when I was very young. I just knew it was significant and that it had a profound meaning. I have thought about it often and always seem to be lead back to it.

Some groups interpret the scriptures literally and some understand them to be figurative, while others pick and choose. At one time or another, I have been a part to all of these groups. A few things to consider as I proceed are; the Christian faith believes Jesus came to show the way, the truth and the life. He is their savior. In other religious beliefs they have their signpost (prophets) who directs them to their knowing. Students of the A Course on Miracles know Jesus in a very different light. But all have something to guide the way to the end goal which is connection to the divine.

My earliest interpretation of this scripture was about faith. To me it was obvious that the women was desperate and thought that if she could just reach out and touch anything of Jesus that she would be healed. Just like the story of the mustard seed, it was about just needing a teeny tiny bit of faith to do big things. At that time I saw the story as a metaphor.

As years went on I started thinking about it from Jesus’ perspective. How did he know “power” had gone out from him? What did it feel like? How did power leave someone by just touching their clothes? Whose power was it? What kind of power was it? And on and on and on. This was my literal minds analysis of the story.

Then I thought about the women, how did she know that he was talking about her? What had happened to her (knowing what had happen to her, came and fell at his feet), Jesus had called out right after the transference of power, how did she know she was healed. She was in a crowd, tons of people touched him. What compelled her to say “I did, I did”! For some reason they depict her as being terrified to admit that she had touched him. Was she the only one who received the transference of power or was she the only one brave enough to admit it? She had been an outcast because of her condition, but yet she stood up and claimed her healing. This was when I began to humanize the story. Could this possibly be a story of energy healing?

Recently, I found myself in a "hissy fit" of self-doubt. I had leaped out of my comfort zone to try something new, something that felt very uncomfortable. It was a bold move, something I needed to try, but I felt like I had failed miserably. I sat on my front steps crying, holding my dog and looking at the clouds. I was figuratively licking my wounds as my dog licked the tears on my face. At that moment this scripture came back to me and I had a glimpse of the depth of this story.

If I take this scripture to be a literal depiction of a moment in history, than I now think I understand. It wasn’t until I was introduced to the Frequencies of Reconnective Healing, that I was truly able to wrap my mind around what might have transpired in this story. Even if this story is not a literal depiction, it describes something that I KNOW to be true. It is possible to share healing frequencies from one person to another just by walking past, sitting by, thinking of or placing my attention on another living being. I do not have to touch them; they do not have to be aware of the "transference of power". It just happens! In reverse I do not have to be aware of a person passing by who energetically reaches out to be touched, it just happens. Once we are attuned to a higher frequency we walk in it, talk in it, sleep in it and exist in it. We become aware of it by placing our attention on IT, but IT is always there. IT never leaves. This is our divine connection, our sharing in the perfection and magnificence of our creator. All that we have to do is wake up and remember. In Reconnective Healing some will experience a spontaneous physical healing, but ALL will experience a return to balance, by remembering or reconnecting to the “IT” factor which we will name Energy, Light and Information from the Source of pure love.

On those front steps two conversations came to mind:

First was that a dear friend said to me last week that “Not many dare open their eyes, and those who do often are blinded by what they see”. (I believe it is a quote from "Solomon Speaks", Dr. Eric Pearl) I have decided to be brave, raise my hand and say “I touched your cloak”, I have accepted the transference of power and am not afraid to walk in it, talk it, play in it and exist in it.

Then I remembered a conversation I had with a potential client. He said to me that he was not sure he would be able to become a facilitator of Reconnective Healing because he did not have the use of his arms and hands. At that time I had said to him and I say to you now, that you do not need anything except your “God” given gift of love to be able to transfer or receive the power. We only have to remember who we are and what we were created to do. This is about energy not physicality.

I leave you with the notion that every leap out of your comfort zone leads to a deeper knowing of self. The farther you jump the deeper you’ll go.

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