"There is a part of us that wants to believe . . . that wants to believe that life is magical . . . a miracle. And within that miracle, anything is possible."
It's hard to understand what it must feel like to have a doctor say to you, "we've done the best we can, that's all modern medicine has to offer. There's no hope that things will get better". Perhaps those very words drive people to seek out hope, to seek out alternatives, to seek out healers.
The day I arrived at Mr. Edigio's office for an interview and "healing" experience, the lobby was filled with such people. People who had heard through friends, the grapevine or the media, that Gene Egidio heals. The lobby itself, painted in soft pastels, is in stark contrast to the harshness of the outside world, where cars and concrete rule. Once inside, the fragrance of incense wafts through the air, while relaxing music is heard in the background.
After registering and a few moments of "centering," I and the rest of the people in the lobby were escorted off to various alcoves in adjoining rooms where soft lighting and individual cots were awaiting. This was to be a healing of eight or ten of us, each in our own area of the building, each with our own requests of Mr. Edigio.
Soon Mr. Edigio entered my area and sat next to the bed, his greeting was reassuring, "How are you my friend, anything bothering you? . . . physical . . . emotional . . . spiritual?" I explained I had the usual aches and pains, but nothing out of the ordinary. I did mention that I was angry with someone over a specific matter. He began the healing process by placing his hands above my body, raised two inches or so, in the forehead and belly area. It was explained to me earlier that the energy from Gene's hands enters the client's body and moves to areas of disease and discomfort. A person could come in with a request to heal a sore elbow and end up being healed in other areas of the body also. Gene spent about five minutes or so and then he was off to another room and another client. I was in a comfortable environment, just laying there, listening to the soft music. After about twenty minutes, Mr. Edigio was back. Again, hands above the body, this time I could feel a great deal of warmth emanating from his palms. As soon as he arrived, he was gone again to another room. The third time back, I was aware of his labored breathing. Whatever he was doing, it sounded like he was working hard, and then he was off again. The next and last time he came in, he sat down and we talked. He had remembered my comments about being angry and gave me a suggestion for dealing with it. I also received an "energized" crystal from him.
Later, as I waited in the lobby to talk with him further, I chatted with a mother who had brought her son in to be healed. He was suffering from asthma. She told me about her sister's friend whose breast cancer was so severe that her doctors had said that there was nothing they could do. The sister's friend had seen Mr. Edigio on a T.V. show and made an appointment. After being healed, the cancer has completely disappeared and as a result, the lady I was talking with said "I used to be a skeptic, not anymore!"
Mr. Edigio came out to the lobby and we talked a bit more. He called his abilities a "gift" and said he first noticed them when he was around five years old. A friend of his had cut his thumb severely with a knife, Gene responded by wrapping his hand around the cut. By doing so, the cut had essentially dissipated to the point of insignificance.
Although I had no real "diseases" to speak of at the time of my visit, no way of testing Mr. Edigio's healing powers, I did read dozens of testimonials, including one from Elisabeth Kubler Ross praising Mr. Edigio's work. I also saw an office filled with people who had an unmistakable look of excitement and hope in their eyes.
Science will never be able to adequately answer the questions about spontaneous remissions, about healing, about those events that are described as "miracles." But as long as there are people, there will be those with special gifts, those that are called healers, those that do the impossible. There are many that think that Gene Edigio is one of those special people.
If you'd like more information, call the Breakthru Institute of Awareness at 760-436-0220 for both the Encinitas and Santa Monica offices.
Robert Ross can be reached by e-mail at: SanDiegoRoss@Yahoo.com
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