Intentions Do Heal

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Positive Attitude Promotes Healing

Your intentions play a vital role in your healing process, as a positive attitude promotes healing. This knowledge is undeniable and instinctive. Medical communities in cultures all around the world have known for thousands of years that a focused positive patient is more likely to heal. Yet using your intentions to assist your healing is not promoted in the western medical system. Why is this important aspect of healing overlooked and what can you do about it?

Since the 1950s when Watson and Crick solved the structure of DNA, the scientific community has been obsessed with finding a structural biochemical explanation for every biological event. In 2003, the human genome was sequenced and at that time this promised to be the final frontier in molecular biology, which would leave few remaining mysteries.

Rather than solving all biological questions, it became very evident that there are many important mechanisms which are poorly understood. Stem cells are particularly effective at highlighting some key concepts that remain unknown. Every cell in a person’s body carries the exact same genetic information, yet the brain cells look and function dramatically different than skin cells. How is this possible?

It turns out that there are proteins that associate with the DNA, and it is these proteins that determine which genes are “turned on” and which ones are not. It is this selective control of the DNA that results in these cells having completely different properties. These discoveries resulted in the development of a new field of study known as epigenetics. This is important in regards to healing because these proteins are incredibly sensitive to their environment.

The slightest change in your environment results in significant changes to these proteins, which subsequently influence every aspect of cell metabolism. When you are trying to improve your health, regardless of what the medical condition is, the goal is to change cell metabolism such that balance can once again be restored.

Your environment has a significant and detectable impact on changes in every cell in your body. A crucial factor in your environment is how you choose to perceive events, as your body reacts differently when relaxed as opposed to when it is stressed or tensed. If you perceive a situation as positive and ideal for healing, then this changes the environment within your body. This directly influences cellular events and consequently, your health. Know that your own thoughts and intentions influence your biochemistry, thus assisting your own healing process.

Remember that your cells are conscious organisms doing everything possible to maximize their contribution to your health and well-being. Every cell in your body is functioning together for the benefit of the whole organism: you! This knowledge is very empowering because you have the power to influence every biochemical event that occurs in your body.


The powerful effect of intentions in healing has always been visible to me, as I have always been able to see auras – or the energy of all living things. As a young teenager, I discovered my healing abilities. One of my first healing sessions was done with rock and roll legend Ronnie Hawkins, who was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer with only months to live. Using distant healings, I worked with him in Peterborough, Ontario while I remained in Vancouver thousands of miles away. Several months later in 2003, Ronnie was declared cancer-free and now, seven years later, he remains cancer-free. Although I have helped many people with health issues, this celebrity healing propelled me into the media spotlight. In appreciation, Ronnie went on national TV and said, “I think Adam is for real, I think he’s got something special.” 
Rolling Stone said “Adam is becoming one of the world’s most in-demand healers.”

The healings continued for those with cancer, arthritis, coma, fibromyalgia, neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis and many other illnesses. Tina from Toronto, ON was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer eight years ago, and was told she would be in palliative care within months. Instead, she started attending workshops and her tumours began to shrink. She is cancer-free today. She has attended every Toronto workshop in the last seven years.

Dr. Edgar Mitchell, astronaut and founder of Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), was diagnosed with kidney carcinoma and contacted me for help in 2003. As profiled in the recent movie The Living Matrix, I did distant healings on Mitchell for more than a month. When Mitchell went back to his doctor and they reviewed the scans, the doctor said to him, “Keep doing whatever you’re doing as the cancer is getting smaller.” He went back to his doctor four months later and everything was clear – with no evidence of cancer.

In 2006, Captain Trevor Greene was attacked in Afghanistan with an axe blow to his head. His wife Debbie was told by the neurosurgeons that Trevor had a “severe neurological deficit” and was in a “persistent vegetative state.” The doctors indicated they did not expect him to regain consciousness. Then Debbie contacted me by email urgently requesting distant healing. The subject line read: “Canadian soldier injured in axe attack needs your help,” and the email ended with, “We’re hoping for a miracle now.” 
That was March 15, 2006. Only two days later, Debbie reported that Trevor was looking a lot better, improving by leaps and bounds. He was off the respirator and his temperature had gone down from 40.6C to 37.9C. He started wiggling his toes and moving his feet. She remarked, ”Keep doing what you are doing.”

I have the ability to see the energy flow, and when I see a spark in an injured brain, I reconnect the energy flow to its healthy state. This is how I knew right away that Trevor could recover, as I could “see” neural activity and reconnections occurring in his brain during an initial distant treatment. The brain’s ability to reorganize neural pathways has since been recognized by neuroscience and is now termed “neuroplasticity.”

It was heart-warming to hear Capt. Trevor Greene speaking so clearly on CBC television for the Remembrance Day ceremonies. As stated in the MacLean’s magazine article last year, entitled “The Reawakening of Capt. Greene,” he is now busy writing a book on his experiences.

Can a person’s physiology be influenced by the healing intentions sent by others at a distance? Recently the results of the world’s largest intentional healing project conclude a resounding “yes.”

The Global Intention Heals Project (GIHP) on Nov. 8, 2009 successfully demonstrated a physiological change in the EEG readings of a volunteer when more than 10,000 participants sent specific healing intentions in this groundbreaking research. The initial conclusions are remarkable! What the results definitively prove is that the sending of healing intentions can influence a person’s physiology. We don’t yet fully understand the mechanism, but we are obviously connected through our thoughts and intentions. Raw data collected by an EEG monitor is going to be analyzed by two more reputable groups of scientists, including IONS, so stay tuned for further results.

As stated in Intention Heals, “Life and healing are dynamic (constantly changing- rather than static), which means that there are infinite potential outcomes. And you can influence those outcomes.” The results confirm that change does occur, even with the distant healing intentions sent by others remotely, opening the door for further studies on facilitating healing through intention.

During the past seven years, I have spoken to more than 50,000 people at conferences throughout the world, teaching techniques to maximize self-empowerment in healing. In 2003, I discovered the amazing power of group treatments in healing and have been doing them ever since at conferences around the globe. As a healer, I bring coherence to the energy of the entire group for healing. Participants then use their own individual visualizations to direct this intense healing energy to where it is needed.

Every participant experiences his or her unique group energy treatments to jump-start their healing. The experience of participating in these workshops awakens the healing power that we all innately possess as we learn to take control of our own healing and become self-empowered.

Intention Heals workshops are held around the world promoting what I see as the most overlooked aspect in preventative health care: your intentions. Finally, molecular biology is beginning to confirm what has been known to be true for thousands of years: that your intentions influence your health. So take the time to clear your mind and talk with your cells because they are certainly listening to what you have to say.

“Know what needs to change for your particular imbalance to be corrected efficiently. Know that metabolic processes are dynamic, allowing change to occur, then use your intentions to manifest this difference.” –Adam

Dr. Adam McLeod is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND), BSc. (Hon) Molecular biology, First Nations Healer, Motivational Speaker and International Best Selling Author He currently practices at his clinic in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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