Spiritual Energy Healer
David Raphael Isaacson
As a young boy I loved comic books and "Dr Strange: Master of the Mystic Arts" was my favorite. My
mind had not yet been fully conditioned and subjugated by the
harsh realities of this world so my imagination was still open to
believe that anything - even magic - was possible. Around the
age of 15 I read Martin Buber's’ "Tales of the Hasidim" (a
of stories and aphorisms of Jewish mystics and miracle workers of 17th
century Europe). I thought, here is a book about real adult men and
women who experienced all sorts of magical wonderous things. Even
though this happened a long time ago, why can it not happen to me? But
Masters were long gone... who now could guide me ? I had no clue, yet
these fantastical ideas of an otherworldly reality and magical way of
being was now firmly planted in my impressionable young mind and grew
to a yearning I
could not resist.
At the age of 17 I became an Eagle Scout of the Boy Scouts of America.
It did not quite fit the spiritual ideal I had in mind, but it was (in
its own way) something noble.
I had just started my third year at the University of California
(Irvine) majoring in a new field called Social Ecology, when
I read "The Autobiography of a Yogi" by Paramahansa Yoganandas.
Here was the real deal, a spiritual teacher who not only embodied my
divine ideals but lived in the modern world ! Unfortunately, Yogananda
passed on years earlier so I could not meet or study with him in
person, but the possibility that my dream could become a reality was
now fully awakened... and even though my friends and family thought I
was crazy, I immediately left school to pursue my search in earnest.
Over many years this “quest” has lead me to explore many spiritual
paths and healing modalities such as Sufism, Siddha Yoga, Subud,
Spiritual Response Therapy, Dowsing
Chi-Chi Kung, Reiki-Tummo, Theta Healing, 5 Rhythm Dance... and work with many
teachers, psychics and healers... and the process of “Awakening” continues....
|Stored away in some part of
the Inner Self reside all ones latent gifts and talents, results of
efforts taken over countless past lives in this and other dimensions.
The first challenge for the incarnated soul, enchanted and intoxicated
by the illusions of this material dimension, is in “Waking Up” to this
Awakening From "The Matrix"
The "Wounded Healer" Archetype
Awakening from "the Matrix" of the material world usually occurs when
we start to become disillusioned
its reality. The monopoly or strangle hold it had upon our attention
starts to slip and release, allowing for the
possiblility of seeing from a different view point, outside the "box"
of this world and over the
edge to the next. This awakening process may be initiated or catalyzed
through either a progressive series of events such as when there is the
deep painful emotional loss of a close friend family member or
spouse... a serious accident or life altering injury... drug or
alchohol abuse (the undesirable side effects causing a
weakening tearing and rupturing of the energy
field), or as in a near death experience that
abruptly breaks the very bonds a soul has to this world. In any case,
Spirit can use any and all of our experiences (no matter
how traumatic) as tools to help us awaken. Speaking of, I don't
advocate that any healer or teacher willfully induce trauma for any
reason... there is just too much room for the limited ego mind to step
in and cause something to go wrong. And so, though it takes a great
deal more patience trust and faith, the
safest surest way to achieve long lasting results
is through Divine Grace such as received within the sacred space of a
healing session. But we all are not so fortunate to have unlimited
access to such a thing at every moment when the need and desire arises,
Spirit must work with what was at hand. In my case there were a number
of traumatic events
(symbolic deaths and terrible disappointments) that managed to push me
over the edge and outside... again and again.
There are numerous side lines we
take as we are engaged with the world - the pursuit of love and money
are the big ones. We are inundated with the cultural messages and
biological imperatives that say ones purpose in life is found in career
and relationships. And of course on some level this is true, yet this
truth can only take one so far until the impermanence of temporal
reality hits home and ones world comes crashing down.
There was the divorce from the woman who (I thought) I was going to
spend the rest of my life with, and the subsequent loss of my 2
beautiful children as they all flew away to the other side of the
world. Both events ended the notion of the “living happily ever after"
fantasy. Yet through this experience there was born the commitment to
overcome and heal everything inside that caused this to happen.
About this same time I had been studying with someone who I believed
was this great spiritual master... until I found out he was physically
and sexually abusing some of his students (I was saved from this
torment but many others were not). “How could such a
‘spiritual’ being do these sorts of things?” I asked. On top of my
divorce and the loss of my kids, this last disillusionment lead
me to entertain the possibility that everything about spirituality
was a lie. Fortunately I found a spiritual guide who helped me
transition through this crisis of faith, but I can see why
people get disenchanted with the spiritual path - its leaders are all
humans with character flaws who at times do terrible things. Yet it's
just as the Dalai Lama said "do not throw the lesson out with the
experience". My lesson here was "discernment" as in.. how to
distinguish the essence from the physical form, or.. how to separate
the message from the
messenger. Besides sharpening my
discrimination, this experience released my attachment to the
outer "Guru" (a spiritual "authority figure") and allowed me to become
more conscious of and awakened to my own Higher Self.. the "Inner Guru"
!!! This one realization became the greatest spiritual gift of my life
laying the foundation for everything to follow.
In the meantime, pursuing the goal of becoming a healer, I completed 2
years of pre-med studies at Northern Arizona University and was
accepted into Western States Chiropractic College. Two weeks into the
second semester, early in the morning, I had a very vivid dream. I was
standing in front of our class of some 130 people and said: “No matter
how much time and money we have invested to get here, we can always
make another choice. It is never too late to do something else. That
said, I feel this path is not making me happy so I am going
to let it go and drop out."
I made so many sacrifices and went through so many hoops to get here
and this dream was telling me give it all up? This is Crazy ! And
yet.... when I searched my feelings I realized it was true - I was NOT
should have been excited about waking up every morning and going to
school (especially this early into the program) but I was not. Even my
body was telling me how unhappy it was by how much it was hurting.. and
each week it was only getting worse ! If I gave up on my dream (which I
thought was to be a Chiropractor) what would I do then? But this dream and the power of my feelings were too much to ignore...
so I took a leap. The next morning I stood in front of my class and
gave the very same speech I dream't of and quit school.. and it
felt RIGHT !
A few weeks later a palpable wall of blackness descended over my life
(when I closed my eyes I could even see it). I had followed my dream
and here I was, with no discernible future and a huge student loan to
pay back. What was I to do now? As a sad side note, later that same
year 2 senior students committed
suicide (perhaps if they heard my speech they would have made a
To keep the thread of my “dream
” alive I decided to study
massage therapy and graduated from The Oregon School of Massage. One thing led
to another and I became an Ordained Minister. Shortly thereafter I
took another leap and enrolled at The Oregon College of Oriental
Medicine and three years later graduated with a Master’s Degree in
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (1992). And so began my “formal”
I had followed the bread crumbs of some nebulous fantastical dream, all
of which lead me to this “officially” recognized career as
a licensed "Healer”. Whew, finally... I "made it" (see the
diplomas on the wall) and yet... I had a nagging feeling something was
A few years later I was hired to work as an Acupuncturist in an
alternative health clinic in Saudi Arabia with the potential to make
enough money to pay off my student loans in 2 years ! Curiously enough,
after being there
for only 3 months the clinic owners business license was revoked (it
Shia-Sunni political thing) and I had to return to the USA. From this
(and other) shuttered doors the message was very clear - Spirit was no
to support me on this "oriental medicine" path and I had to "let it go".
"When one door closes another door
The few years leading up to this realization I continued
to follow the guidance of my "Inner Master" and found
myself opening up to some very unique healing work. I wasn't quite
sure what to call "It" or what "It" actually was. I didn't even know if
I could earn a living doing "It" but whatever 'It" was was sure
interesting. Infinitely more important, I was getting results that
were a lot more effective (and amazing) than I ever got in my oriental
medicine practice !!! I figured, Ok, the "A" (Acupuncture) door is
closed... let's see where the "B" (Beyond) door takes me... and here we
An integral part of my path has been the receiving of Grace from many
spiritual practitioners and master teachers. No matter how great or
small, long or short the association, I would like to gratefully
acknowledge a few of these people for their unique gifts and influences
in my life: Swami Muktananda, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Robert Detsler,
Jeannie Mackie, Anita Stewart, Racquel Palmesi, Charles McCall, Karen
Abrams, Jo Cobbett and Tanya Sheikh. And to those many other
unmentioned lovers of light and truth - I do thank you one and all !!!
the Person is a human being experiencing the unique opportunities
offered in this dimension. He is passionate about the healing, enlightenment and liberation of all
beings, the sacredness of the planetary body, and the embodiment of
Divine Love in human form.
David the Spirit works very closely with countless beings who make
up the Spiritual Hierarchy. He has a pure attunement to the Divine
Directive (the "Universal Plan"), expressing in his work the Spiritual
Authority, Healing Power, Transformational Energy, Cosmic Consciousness and Will of
All those sincere seekers who are willing to go beyond their
limitations and comfort zones are invited to experience his work.
Peace and Blessings
David Raphael Isaacson
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