I met Dana through the Visionary Fiction Alliance and recently enjoyed reading her book, Ever-Flowing Streams: Tapping into Healing Energy. She is an award winning author and healer. Her book describes her journey as a healer in the Christian tradition and how she eventually became a Reiki practitioner. Although I will focus on her non-fiction book, Dana also has several novels available. Today I welcome her to talk about her work and life experience.
Thank you, Ellis, for inviting me to chat today. These days my life involves writing, healing, and enjoying what I call the Supernal Adventure as we’ve entered this amazing post-2012 cosmic era.
Do you see healing as a calling or can anyone train to become a healer?
Both. Some people incarnate with a life mission primarily geared toward healing in some capacity. However, learning to channel healing energy is something everyone can learn. As our paradigm shifts into quantum thinking, the general population will begin recognizing their energetic nature. As that evolves, learning to channel universal healing energy will become commonplace. It will be part of the New Normal.
It was interesting to read about your prayer work with Christian groups. Eventually, you seemed to grow beyond those roots. Could you talk a little about what you experienced as the Christian community shifted away from healing as a mission?
Some of the loudest voices in the Christian community have felt their values under attack and so we’ve seen a shift from the Charismatic Movement of the 80’s to political agitation. As my world expanded, I began to see the stifling effects of Fear Theology. However, I have never turned away from my deep love of Christ. In fact, as my spirituality has grown, the healing and love of the Christ Spirit has become more brilliant. Interestingly, my book resonates most with Bible Belt readers wanting to keep their faith, yet yearning for the freedom to explore beyond the constrictions of denominational thinking. To them I say, “Break down your walls of fear! The Son is shining out here.”
Larry Dossey, MD has written about scientific research conducted on prayer. There is strong evidence to suggest prayer can have an effect. What factors do you see as essential in optimizing the healing power of prayer (the healer’s ability, how to pray, for whom to pray, etc)?
Dossey is a quantum thinker. He gets it. He provides scientific research to validate what the shamans, healers, and holy people have intuitively understood since we first started painting on cave walls. Praying is a multidimensional activity. Awareness of the dimensions beyond 3-D comes easier to some people than others. It’s a skill that can be developed. Like a kid playing basketball, throwing the ball into the bucket over and over every day after school. Practice, practice, practice. Prayer is the same deal. Get alone. Turn on some meditation tapes. Listen to Tibetan singing bowls. Whatever works. As you raise your frequency and stimulate the pineal gland, you will make a spiritual connection. And that’s when the fun begins. Nowadays they’re calling it “quantum entanglement.” You step into a dimension that laps into another. Suddenly, you see that broken bone, or an empath feels the great sorrow of a sudden loss and you send a higher frequency of healing and love into the situation. It’s beautiful.
Did energy work feel like a natural extension of your prayer work?
Absolutely. But the word “prayer” has taken on a lot of baggage. Organized religion has given it a bad name! The biggest shift is understanding that healing prayer is an act of co-creation with Spirit. It is not begging. Please, please God heal my dog. It is reaching into a dimension where Spirit resides and being a human conduit for healing energy. Prayer has many euphemisms nowadays. We use words like “intention,” “affirmation,” and “sending healing energy.” It’s all prayer to me.
Do you think Reiki will follow a similar road to acceptance that acupuncture has traveled? Will my health insurance cover Reiki anytime soon?
Most oncology departments in hospitals are recommending Reiki to their patients. Reiki practitioners are volunteering with cancer patients across the nation. Of course, insurance coverage would mean regulating Reiki, setting up boards and state certification and all that. I know of one hospital in California that had a paid Reiki practitioner on staff. It’s probably just a matter of time–and bureaucracy.
Can visionary writing, in fiction and non-fiction forms, shift consciousness?
Never doubt the power of the Word! Think of opening chapter of the gospel of John In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He is referring to Christ as the Living Word. Stephen King says writing is mental telepathy, placing the images from one mind to another. Visionary writing will be increasingly influential. There is an explosion of channeled material–A Course in Miracles, the Kryon books and audios, etc. You don’t get much more visionary than information coming from nonphysical beings. The Internet transmits philosophies across the planet. We’re seeing turmoil and struggle as various forces compete for mass consciousness mind influence. In the end, individuals, communities, and countries will have to sift through all the information and think for themselves. I hope peace, kindness, and love triumphs.
How do you balance writing and healing work? Is one more important?
They come in seasons. There is always a presence of both, but healing and writing has been a seesaw for me. Sometimes I’m up in the air with heady healing experiences and growth, then it settles down and the writing rises to the occasion. Writing can be a slave master. Working in the healing energy is more fun and amazing.
What are you currently working on?
The working title of my work in progress is Supernal Journals. Over the past ten years I have recorded the most astounding experiences I’ve had shared with my three Supernal friends, Sue, Paula, and Helen. Using those as anecdotal chapter openings, I’m exploring areas of the New Normal–energy healing, past life therapy, channeling, mediumship, Akashic records–all the things we’ve bumped into over the last decade. We’re ordinary people living extraordinary lives.
Thanks for doing the interview! I hope readers will seek out Dana’s books and visit her blog. I, for one, am very excited to learn about her new book. Sounds like it needs to be on my to-be- read list.
For more on Dana and her books visit her blog.
Website: Supernal Living
Facebook: Dana Taylor
Supernal Living with Dana Taylor
Link to Ever-Flowing Streams: Tapping into Healing Energy http://amzn.to/1a0dW63
11 responses to “INTERVIEW WITH DANA TAYLOR- author & healer”
In love and respect, I disagree. My experiences with Reiki started out as good, but then it turned on me and I had demonic dreams/visions, and I got sick. After that, I realized that Reiki and other New Age beliefs and practices aren’t truly of God. Jesus has delivered from so much. I don’t say this to scare anyone, but only to warn because I care and my heart breaks at the thought of others suffering as I have with New Age spirituality. Please consider hearing me out on this–I am blogging on this subject currently. Thanks, love, and blessings. ❤
I respect your viewpoint and allowed the comment. I think you’re wrong and limited in your belief system.
I’m delighted to hear about someone working at both writing and healing, since I’m also such a person, and Dana sounds wonderful. However, I wish that when healers refer to physics concepts, they would understand and use them correctly. Quantum entanglement is something far, far different from what Dana describes here. As writers, it behooves us to be extremely careful with words and to communicate clearly rather than to throw terms around in a vague and fuzzy manner. I think this is also crucial for those of us working in energy medicine, because we need to be clear both to our patients and to those in the medical establishment.
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Hope is a powerful tool. Thanks for sharing this interview.
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I found Dana’s comments on prayer and its connection to healing energy to be very helpful. As a recent cancer survivor, I am also interested in what she has to say about Reiki helping cancer patients. In her photo she is radiant…she glows! There must be something to all this….
Thanks to you both for this terrific interview! I am with Dana on the subject of Christ. Christ Consciousness is a living thing, coaxing us ever up and out of the lower mindset of linear thinking and simple moral lessons. So many people interpret it as religious or even political, but they are missing the larger gift. Like the lotus, it opens and opens, meeting us at each new portal of awareness and guiding us through.
Beautiful interview from a truly beautiful, remarkable author/friend/spiritual healer. I look forward to the new book! (I’ve read Ever-Flowing Streams 3 times!)
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I’ll be following her Supernal adventure too!
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Many thanks to the gracious Ellis Nelson for the interview posted on her website.
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