Article by Bob Olson

Article by Bob Olson

The Moment My Skepticism Around Energy Healing Dissolved

Bob Olson, Editor,
About seven months ago, I began a new exercise regimen that was more aerobic than anything I’ve done in a long time. Well, my body apparently wasn’t ready for me to jump up in the air, bring my knees waist high, then slap my hands on my legs mid-air. First of all, that’s not an easy move to coordinate for the first time at the age of 48, at least not for someone who spends most of his time behind a desk. Second, it wasn’t the jumping that was the issue; it was the landing that both shook the house and injured the ligaments (or something of that nature) in my left knee.

It didn’t happen all at once. But within a couple weeks, I wasn’t exercising any more or even walking all that well. Still, I was sure it would heal itself within a few days or weeks. I was wrong. Five months later, it still hurt to walk, especially up and down stairs.

The pain was more annoying than aching. It felt like an elastic band inside my knee might snap at any moment. Yet I was considering that I might need a cane if it got any worse. My biggest concern, though, was that I might not be able to walk my dog, Libby, at some point, which is very important to me. I walk her every morning and every evening, and sometimes it’s the only thing that gets me away from my work. But our morning walks were getting quite difficult being that we walk in the woods with rocks and roots, and dips and ditches, twisting and trouncing my knee. And the worst part was that I was no longer able to run or even jog with Libby. I’d become someone who could only walk or limp quickly, and I wondered if I’d ever be able to run with my dog again.

I did not want to go to the doctor. In my mind, he’d either prescribe medication or recommend surgery, and neither were options I was ready to take at this point. So I decided to try an energy healer.

To be perfectly honest, I didn’t have high hopes. Despite having overcome my skepticism about a lot of bizarre abilities in the mind/body/spirit field, energy healing was one modality where I still had a lot of skepticism. But because I also was once skeptical about mediums (yet gained evidence to convince me that people really can communicate with our loved ones in spirit), I was at least an open-minded skeptic. Plus, every time I considered another option like acupuncture, this one energy healer I’d heard about locally, named Jane Fecteau, kept popping into my mind. It took me a couple months to make a decision, but I finally decided to listen to my intuition and give Jane a try.

Knowing that I’d waited five months, I felt confident that my body wasn’t going to heal the knee on its own without some assistance. This was important to me because I had experienced energy healing sessions in the past just for the sake of having the experience; but I didn’t have anything to heal, so I never knew if the sessions had any positive effect. This time I had physical pain in an area of my body for five months, so if the pain subsided following the energy healing session, I could reasonably give the energy healing the credit for that result and not merely assume that my body suddenly healed itself. I knew that was what I required to overcome my skepticism.

I visited intuitive healer Jane Fecteau with hesitant enthusiasm, but I didn’t tell her about my skepticism—I wanted to be polite. It turns out that she wouldn’t have cared if I did. She’s healed lots of skeptics in her many years of practice and enjoys seeing the dramatic awakening and surprise that occurs when these clients are healed.

Jane Fecteau is a slender, gentle woman with layers of curly hair that frame her face and cover her shoulders. What I immediately liked about her is her confidence in her work. Healing people is second nature to her now. Like me with psychics and mediums, she’s seen too much to expect anything but positive results.

What’s cool is that Jane became a healer because she went to an energy healer herself years ago after conventional medicine was unable to successfully heal her injuries due to chemical exposure. She was so impressed by her own healing that she studied to enhance her own intuitive healing abilities and is now one of the most respected healers in New England. I’ve learned through the grapevine that physicians, nurses, chiropractors, massage therapists and naturopaths often refer their patients to Jane. She even offers classes now to help advanced healers do what she does.