When any sick person comes before me, I feel that I love him; tell him I love him, and if the patient is not antagonistic, he is almost sure to be healed because this opens their heart to me and the disease must depart."
The man who talked and walked this philosophy was James Rodgers Newton (J.R. Newton) circa 1850. He cured over 250,000 people, yes 250.000 people. Why haven't you heard of him (and in over 100 lectures where I asked this question, no one ever raised their hand who heard of him) because he didn't do it through an organized religion. He did it within the atmosphere of love.
Although in his youth he became aware of possessing the gift of healing with his young friends and small animals, he was never encouraged by the adults around him. He gave up using his gift for 35 years.
In 1853 he was a passenger on the steamer, Golden Gate, from Panama to San Francisco. The second day yellow fever broke out among the 1300 passengers. The fever raged for eight days, with seventy-four persons dying. Their bodies were consigned to the ocean. The ships two surgeons lost every person they attempted to help, Dr. Newton lost none. This rekindled his desire to help others through love.
Having learned about him through old books from the 1800s in which they reported his great success in England, I made it a point to gather more information and eventually secured his autobiography (The Modern Bethesda, by A.E. Newton). I have had the opportunity to use his philosophy within my health sharing with others.
A remarkable case was reported by the Toledo, Ohio Record Newspaper in the late 1860s. "Margaret Fuller fell from a horse at 14 years old and injured her spine. Her limbs were totally paralyzed. In this condition she succeeded in getting an education and become a teacher. Her brothers built a sort of 'go-cart' in which they used to draw her back and forth from school. Later, she finally married Mr. Fuller and went to live at Tontogany,, Ohio. She had eight children, two of which were in the northern arm and became lieutenants. Not one of those eight children ever saw her stand on her feet or walk a step in their lives. 'In this condition she was brought to Dr. Newton, sitting on the hands of two men. In less than 10 minutes she came walking out of the treatment room. She came out saying, how strange this seems. The doctor told me to go down and have a steak boiled, and eat a good hearty meal, and fear nothing.'"
From his autobiography:
“Miss Catherine Johnson, Cincinnati, blind for 15 years, restored in 10 minutes and could read a book.”
“Maria Crane, spine disease for over two years, legs withered and drawn up, could not be turned for last 5 months, fully restored to walk in 15 minutes.”
“George Bechtolds, Kentucky, 8 year old daughter with spine disease, had never walked, moved and walked around room in 15 minutes.”
“Frances Harty, 14 years old, hip disease had to walk on all-fours with small crutch. Cured in 30 minutes walking upright and never used a crutch again.”
His autobiography contains thousands of such testimonials.
His cures were notarized by lawyers, mayors, judges, sheriffs, newspaper editors, members of U.S. Congress and more. His love sessions generally worked within 10 to 20 minutes.
From reading his autobiography as well as accounts from others who met him in the 1800s, it was obvious, he walked and lived his philosophy. When you send love through your eyes, your hands, your voice and your body gives off the essence of love...then you have it. He said it was possible that all could do what he did. We all have love, are essences were created in love and we are all healers!
J.R. said that he loved each man as if they were his most beloved brother and each woman as his most beloved sister. He made it clear that others could heal in the same manner. Love is the universal balm. His personal secretary of twenty years said, ‘the difference between Mr. Newton and us was, he knew he could do it and we were want of power…couldn’t believe we could do it.’
To enter this state of awareness of love, it isn’t enough to just say the word, love. It isn’t enough to give out quotes that restate someone else’s definition of love. You must embody it. You must have it oozing from your pores. How? Through being in integrity with love. I use the word integrity to mean consistency. That all your actions, belief’s and dealings with others is consistent in a philosophy of love.
In the 1860s Newton stated, that when in the highest state of love he could see ‘spirits from other planets and dimensions working next to him.’ The frequency of love resonates in all planets, planes and dimensions.
Some of you might ask how they might reach this state. When you can share the love that you channel in your art, music, to your pets and animals, into your hobbies, with those you meet and those who are ill…then you will understand what is meant by embodying love. You will see the immediate changes in those you meet.
When you embody something then you have charged your words and actions with a power to overcome anything. Unless you become it, then you don’t know it. What made some of the great philosopher’s philosophies withstand time, is their integrity. They lived the life and with each step through their life they reinforced their philosophy. I am sharing this because the time has come to believe in ourselves. Why not try LOVE.
Placing too much emphasis on someone or something else places you further from the truth within yourself. It is about stepping into whom you are. It is about trusting yourself and understanding that if someone can do it…then we all can do it. The great teachers of the past made this fact clear. It isn't about magic formulas, it is about living the life of love. The most important point is that Love is the great balm. Love is the philosopher's stone.
With love, in love and through love.