What makes someone a Hero of Healing? I feel a Hero is someone that is brave enough to put saving/helping others ahead of whatever might come in the way. The people on this list have gone against the “norm” and had to put “what the masses might think” aside to get their message across. They have all faced criticism and nay-sayers but it did not stop them from pursuing their important work because they KNEW they were helping many in the process. I am grateful for their perseverance, continued strength and determination because they have empowered, saved and helped millions of people to discover how to live their best lives.
Why put this list together? This list is really at the backbone of my beliefs. EVERYONE has the capacity to heal themselves. Whether it be from physical and/or emotional trauma/dis-ease. I feel a KEY to self-healing is finding teachers that resonate with you. People face resistance as they pursue paths of healing because it means breaking what perhaps are YEARS of “bad habits”, “being on Automatic pilot” and lots of time NOT listening to your self-talk or being conscious. Having teachers you can continually learn and grow from helps keep you on the right path even when you feel “stuck” or are facing resistance. The people on this list ARE Heroes of Healing because NOT ONLY are they helping others but they are encouraging others to become the Hero in their own lives.
Heroes of Healing -- written by:
Brandon Bays by Suzie Cheel of Abundance Highway
Dr. Michael Beckwith by Lisa Erickson of Mommy Mystic
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor by Jenny Mannion at Heal Pain Naturally
Dr. Joan Borysenko by Lisa Erickson of Mommy Mystic
Gregg Braden by Sharon -- (posting soon)
Paul Chek by Stephen Cox of Balanced Existence
Dr. Deepak Chopra by Dawn Abraham of Qualified Life Coach
Gary Craig by Akemi Gaines of Yes To Me
Dr. John DeMartini by Angela Recchia at Ange’s Biz– (posting soon)
Mike Dooley by Camille Olivia Strate of The Raja Project
Bob Doyle by Suzie Cheel of Abundance Highway
Dr. Wayne Dyer by Jenny Mannion of Heal Pain Naturally
Gangaji by Lisa Erickson of Mommy Mystic
Thich Nhat Hahn by Isabella Mori at Change Therapy
Louise Hay by Kelly Rigby of She Power
Jerry & Esther Hicks and Abraham by Camille Olivia Strate of The Raja Project
Napoleon Hill by Cath Lawson of Cath Lawson (Tips for Success in Business and Life) -- (posting soon)
Ernest Holmes by Lyman Reed of Creating a Better Life
Roy Hunter by Ellie Blunt of The Transparent Hypnotist
Susan Jeffers by Kate of Experiments in Living
Byron Katie by Caroline Middlebrook of Life Should Feel Good
Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross by Ari Koinuma of Our Best Version
Michael Losier by Suzie Cheel of Abundance Highway
Nelson Mandela by Mark Hayward of My Tropical Escape -- (posting soon)
Barbara Marx Hubbard by Slade Roberson of Shift Your Spirits -- (posting soon)
Dan Millman by Matthew Wadleigh and Lisa Erickson at Mommy Mystic
Dr. Christiane Northrup by Marilyn Kay at Mommy Mystic
Mary O’Malley by Dr. Nicole -(posting soon)
Dr. Mehmet Oz by Karen Lynch of Live the Power!
Dr. Eric Pearl by Jenny Mannion
Rachel Naomi Remen by Mokihana Calizar at Heal Pain Naturally
Susan SARK by Jenny Mannion of Heal Pain Naturally
Eckhart Tolle by Jenny Mannion of Heal Pain Naturally
Vaishali by Jenny Mannion of Heal Pain Naturally
Doreen Virtue by Suzie Cheel of Abundance Highway (posting soon)
Neale Donald Walsch by Evelyn Lim of Attraction Mind Map -- (posting soon)
Ron Wilkens by Jennifer Abbott of Principles for Peace
Marianne Williamson by Lisa Erickson of Mommy Mystic
Oprah Winfrey by Jenny Mannion of Heal Pain Naturally
Brad Yates by Suzie Cheel of Abundance Highway
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor became fascinated with the brain because her brother was diagnosed with Schizophrenia. She trained at Harvard and became a prominent neuroanatomist (brain researcher). It was her knowledge of the brain that enabled her to recognize when she was suffering a severe stroke and fully "process" it as it was happening. Her stroke affected the left side of her brain which deals with cognition, language, processing and "ego". What took over was the right side of her brain whose function is the emotional and "spiritual" side of our brain. Her stroke left her without speech and physical mobility and it took her 8 years to fully recover. Her story is one of inspiration, courage and pure amazement as you listen to her experience. She credits KNOWING the importance of telling others about her experience with giving her the will to recover.
Since her recovery she has written a best selling book, been on the Oprah Soul Series and has spoken at the TED Conference as well as many other public appearances. She travels speaking about her experience and expressing her important message of living from LOVE and consciousness. The video below is of her speech at the TED conference. It is 20 minutes long but I assure you -- you have never seen anything like it.
What Jenny Mannion has Learned from Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor
Dr. Wayne Dyer
Dr. Wayne Dyer is affectionately called the “father of motivation” by his fans. Despite spending his childhood in orphanages and foster homes, Dr. Dyer has overcome many obstacles to make his dreams come true. Today he spends much of his time showing others how to do the same. With many books, audios and televised events as well as speaking internationally -- he has encouraged and helped millions of people find their inner strengths. Dr. Dyer’s books range from his powerful talks on “Intention” to one of his most recent where he gave up most of his belongings for a year and LIVED the Tao Te Ching. He has 7 children and STILL maintains a constant sense of presence and calmness.
Not only does Wayne Dyer give these important messages to adults but he also has children's books that are wonderful for giving children skills they need early on to be unstoppable and persevere. Dr. Wayne Dyer was recently on Oprah's Soul Series and it is a wonderful interview to watch. Dr. Dyer also has MANY videos he has done for public access television.
Longer video ( 2 1/2 hours) on the Power of Intention
Kid's Books: "Incredible You: 10 Ways to let Your Greatness Shine Through" and "Unstoppable Me!: 10 Ways to Soar Through Life"
What Jenny Mannion learned from Wayne Dyer
My favorite quote that helped me to heal was “When You Change the Way You Look at Things the Things You Look at Change”. I was indeed on automatic pilot for YEARS and not even processing my self-talk. Dr. Dyer's message rang true and it was that simple shift that allowed my healing to continue. Whenever I felt myself "stuck" in a previous thought pattern I was able to ask myself "How ELSE can I look at this?". I still use those words to this very day ALMOST EVERY DAY!
Dr. Eric Pearl was a chiropractor with a thriving practice when his life began to change. A series of events led to his patients “feeling” other people in the room as they laid there with their eyes closed letting their adjustment set in. He began to heal people without even touching them including healing people with CHRONIC LONG Term health problems including disfigurement. It also led to patients channeling the same 6 messages to him… the first of which was “We are here to tell you to continue what you are doing”. His work is called “The Reconnection ” and his story is truly amazing. For those skeptics, he is also backed by Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Wayne Dyer and is known worldwide. His "Reconnection Work" has been tested thoroughly by prominent people such as Dr. Gary Schwartz of the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health at the University of Arizona. After a few years Dr. Pearl figured out how to pass on this gift of healing to others and continues to create "Reconnective Healing Practitioners" worldwide. The book is mind-blowing and his story very easy to read as he takes you through his journey of trying to figure out WHY and HOW these events were happening.
The basis of The Reconnection is reconnecting the meridian lines (sometimes called the acupuncture lines) on your body to the same pattern as the Universe. There are thousands of practitioners and even people that have practiced energy healing for years that say this healing is like no other. Reiki practitioners after going through The Reconnection have often given up Reiki because this has even greater potential for healing. This has also been called a healing that has come at this time due to the vast SHIFT the world is currently undergoing.
For full video please visit this link.
Website: "The Reconnection" has news articles, practitioners, seminar dates and much more.
The book “The Reconnection ” is a page turner and is an experience like no other.
What Jenny Mannion Learned from Dr. Pearl
There is much more to life than meets the eye. Healing exists on many levels and just because you have not heard of it before does not mean it is not more powerful than anything you have ever experienced. You do not need to be “special” or a prophet to heal others. Healing is expanding to include many different methods and modalities. I have undergone 2 "Reconnection" healing sessions and they are unlike anything I have ever experienced. Without anyone touching me I felt heat, touch and many other sensations in my body too impossible to explain. I am pursuing the "Reconnection" further and will keep my readers informed of my journey.
I highly recommend visiting her website or calling her "inspirational phone line" which has been inspiring people for ten years at 415-546-3742.
Here is a link to a mp3 file to hear her speak.
Website: Planet SARK – very representative of her books and so much fun.
Her page on self growth.com promises videos in the future and lists many inspirational quotes and articles.
Books: "Succulent Wild Woman" "Sark's Journal and Playbook: A Place to Dream While Awake" (has some writing ideas in it and some blank pages to play).
What Jenny Mannion has learned from Sark
When I was upset about being so sick -- writing became yet another place for me to talk of how sick I was. Sark showed me I had a lot more positive things to write about and she introduced me to writing gratitude lists.
Sark also showed me that everyone has a story – their own unique life and if you don’t get it down who will?
Eckhart Tolle's "A-Ha" Moment came when he was contemplating taking his life. The sentence spoken in his head was "I can't live with myself anymore". He realized when he analyzed that sentence there were two distinct people in the "I" and "myself". He then KNEW it would be up to himself to change the person he was from the inside out so he could and would be happy to live with himself. In that moment Eckhart became conscious and his path after became more and more clear. Oprah has called him a "prophet" during the Oprah/Eckhart Webinar on his book "A New Earth" and Eckhart exudes enlightenment more than any other person I have come across. He frequently quotes Jesus and the Bible and has some beautiful interpretations of passages that make you see them in a new light.
Website: Eckhart Tolle
What Jenny Mannion has Learned from Eckhart Tolle
Eckhart has shown me that the pain body (a part of your subconscious that stores negative emotions not processed) can take over if you are not mindful of what is happening. Mr. Tolle has shown me the power of being in the NOW and letting go of some of the limits language can put on us. I can now go for a walk and admire nature without having to label everything and can just "be in the moment of enjoying them.
Mr. Tolle has also shown me that we are NOT the roles we assume. Yes, I have the role of mom and wife and daughter but that is not my true essence. I enjoy being a mom, wife and daughter but it benefits myself and everyone around me if I truly know and love who I am and am not just a "collection of roles".
Vaishali is the author of “You Are What you Love” and is an amazing radio show host. She radiates love and has been called the “spiritual hostess with the mostest”. Vaishali has overcome many hardships physical and emotional to come out on top. She has obtained a degree in Religious Philosophy, studied many different religions and spirituality firsthand and has encompassed them all into her teachings. Vaishali makes spirituality more accessible and easy to understand. She will explain spiritual concepts incorporating The Simpsons or Cheech and Chong so that it is modern and we can all understand clearly what she is speaking about.
Vaishali exudes love and kindness and when you hear of all she has come through to be where she is today you will feel it is possible to get through anything. Vaishali and I have personally emailed and she is a beautiful person through and through.
You Tube site: http://www.youtube.com/purplehazepress
Website: Purple V
What Jenny Mannion has Learned from Vaishali
“Your love and Your Awareness Are One” If you are putting all your attention on something (even if it is negative) for example anger or worry then you are loving anger and worry. Instead be mindful of where your attention is and love what you want to continue to bring into your life.
When the talk show craze hit its peak in the US you could not turn to a channel without finding some guest out of their seat leaping toward another like on Jerry Springer or screaming in anger on shows like Montel Williams. Oprah Winfrey took the high road and wanted to use the show to teach people life lessons and inspire people to live to their fullest potential. Oprah started from humble beginnings but did not let that stop her from pursuing and living her dreams.
From her Oscar nomination for the Color Purple, to her over 20 years on the Oprah Winfrey show, to her 2 magazines, her boarding school for girls in Africa, her shows on XM radio, her ground-breaking webinar with Eckhart Tolle and her soon to be OWN television network – Oprah has been inspiring millions and continues breaking her own records of success. Oprah is now concentrating more on spirituality and consciousness. She is wise, caring, driven, loving and juggles so many projects that sometimes I feel she must be living in some alternate Universe that has 50 hour days!
What Jenny Mannion Learned From Oprah:
It does not matter where you are from or what your situation is – you can inspire others and be all that you dream to be.
Life is about continued knowledge and growth.
You can heal from whatever may have happened in your past and move forward with grace and power from lessons learned.
For your own post:
Please keep the same format Hero, Video, Resources, Comments. It will make for better flow and MUCH easier incorporation. Please link back to this original post and email me at email@example.com to give me a head's up that you have posted. Feel free to use your own affiliate links in the resource section but don't list more than 2 books and/or resources. A few resources for each is all that is needed for people to begin learning more. If you do not have a blog or a place to post -- please email me and I will gladly include you in the compiled list.
How will Duplicates be handled?
In the event more than one person writes about the same HERO I will evaluate the Summary section of the Hero and possibly use a little from each post -- I will give credit to each person that wrote about that Hero as well as a link to their post. The Resources can possibly be added to but again, I only want a few books/resources under each Hero. Only one video per Hero so I will embed only the first video posted but it is possible LINKS to other videos can be added. Comments will all be included which leads to my next way to contribute.
To make a comment on a Hero on the list
Please keep the format:
What "xyz" learned about "abc". Your name can be a hyperlink to your site or if you wrote a post to the permalink on your post on Heroes of Healing.
For example: What "Jenny Mannion" learned about Deepak Chopra would be the title and then I would list what I learned from him. When I do the final list EACH Hero will have everyone's comments on them listed. It will help for people to see what different messages were learned from each Hero as everyone takes something unique away from each teacher.
What if there is not a Hero on the list AFTER the project is done that I want to add?
I am excited beyond belief about this project and am very excited to see the final result. I really hope you take the time to think about who was the Hero in your life that made you think about life differently. The more teachers we add to this list the better chance people will find someone that resonates with them. Many can benefit from being introduced to these Heroes and learning from them.
Thank you to the initial contributors Akemi, Camille, Dawn, Lisa and Dr. Nicole for sharing this kick-off with me. Your patience was GREATLY appreciated and your questions made my vision even more clear. I hope readers and fellow bloggers jump in to add more inspirational people to this list!
As always, any other comments are always welcome as well!
I am very excited about the response this is getting and many are asking for more time to post. I am more interested in getting a comprehensive list together than meeting a deadline. Please don't let the date Sept. 19 stop you from participating because I will most likely be extending the date.. not sure until when as I have a lot of other projects right after that... but PLEASE if you want to participate send me a Hero's name and I will reserve that for you on the list above.
Many have mentioned "my Hero was written about" - PLEASE let that be an occasion to write in (as Lisa Erickson has in comments) with what you have learned from that person. In the final compiled list I will have what different people learned from each Hero since many of us take different lessons away from the same person. This will allow people when seeking a teacher to have an even better idea of what that Hero is all about.
There are still so many people that are not on this list that I would love people to write about. Here are a few ideas mentioned by others as well as people I would like to see included: Gary Null, Gary Zukav, Andrew Weil, Carl Jung, Caroline Myss, Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz.....
Thanks for all the support and it is my hope that this resource can help many discover new people to inspire and empower them to be the best they can be.