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Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry23 Sep 2018 05:50 pm

THE ACUPUNCTURE NUN * Healing the poor with fingers * A True Story * eastwind

Healing the Poor with Fingers, a True Story
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by Bernie V. Lopez,
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Pitogo, Zamboanga del Sur, circa 1985. In this remote village in the deep south, there were no drugstores, no Western medicines, no hospitals, no doctors. Medical people resorted to the magic and thrift of Eastern medicine to adapt to the sheer poverty of the place. 
As a roving journalist, I witnessed how Sister Josephine Derequito, MMS (Medical Mission Sister), a licensed physician and a trained acupuncturist all at once, made my hair stand as she applied acupressure on a young peasant woman with a one-year-old baby in an advanced stage of malnutrition, very frail but with a big stomach.
CONTINUE (Dialogue is reconstructed.) 
SISTER JO – Your baby is frail and sick.
WOMAN – Sister, I do not have breast milk. So I feed her yam (thin soup made from over-cooked kamoteng-kahoy, a root crop).
SISTER JO – You have to eat leafy vegetables, so you will have breast milk.
WOMAN – We don’t eat vegetables, sister, because there’s plenty of fish.
SISTER JO. It is so easy to plant kamote (a vegetable vine), which has plenty of iron. From now on, eat talbos ng kamote (the shoots), otherwise your baby will die.
The woman nodded. Sister Jo examined the baby, then applied acupressure on the woman, placing her thumb in between her breasts. Within three minutes, while she talked to the woman, the milk flowed. My hair stood on end. The woman was in tears. In the evening, the fisherman-husband of the woman brought us fresh fish from his catch. This was the magic of poverty. The poor were capable of returning the love you give them. 
Next came a young man who lost his sense of hearing when he was electrocuted. During the lean dry season, men go up the electric posts to tap electricity using two cables with rods at the end. They would apply electricity on ponds dried up into mud to kill dalag (mud fish) and hito (catfish), native delicacies. This was the cheap way to ‘fish’ if one did not have a boat. This time, Sister Jo took out her acupuncture needles and placed two each on the temples, and another two each on the sides of the nose close to the eyes. I was expecting another miracle.
ME – Sister, will he be able to hear when you’re finished?
SISTER JO – No, Bernie. It’s not instant. I have to apply acupuncture weekly for a few weeks. I am not even sure I can heal him. It’s a chance, but there is nothing to lose. Even modern hospitals may not be able to heal him. Acupuncture has a chance to do so.
ME – Sister, where do you get funds for your program?
SISTER JO – I have no funds, just a little travel and food allowance. When the peasants find out my project is funded by World Bank or ADB, they drool for handouts. This destroys the project because you make them dependent. The key in health care for the very poor is self-reliance, making them paramedics for their communities.
ME – Where do you get money for food during your health workshop?
SISTER JO – They bring their own food. Some take three-hour hikes to the seminar, bringing their babies.
ME – How do you motivate them?
SISTER JO –  No need. They see the value of being their own doctors when a child is sick. Also, they see that, when they set up their own community herbal garden, they have free medicine from their own drug store. They set up these gardens at no expense.
Sister Jo distributed copies of photos showing acupressure points on the body that would heal specific ailments. For example, S26 below the knee relieved menstrual spasm. She gave them a list of what ailments herbs can cure from a Filipino herbal medicine book. The peasants easily identified the herbs. The program without funds had tremendous reach and impact, encompassing many outlying villages. 
The rebels, the New People’s Army (NPA) adopted the program or similar prototypes. The program of health self-reliance spread like wildfire across the poverty-stricken landscape. Sister Jo said the key was to not impose but empower. She passed away decades ago, but left an imprint of love on poor rural folks, a Filipino version of Mother Teresa.
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Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry05 Sep 2018 12:15 pm

SPIRITUAL CAUSES OF CANCER * A True Story * eastwind

A True Story
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by Bernie V. Lopez,
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This story was related by Sister Raquel Reodica, RVM of the Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry. She is a renowned cancer-healer for the Lord. 
Rica (not her true name) visited Sister Raquel to be prayed over, in the hope of being healed of her Stage 2 breast cancer. She had a strong faith and was confident she would get healed. A week after the visit, she called up Sister and told her she still was not getting healed. Sister told her to visit again. Sister could discern Rica had a deeper problem. (Conversation below is reconstructed.)
SISTER – There must be a reason why you are not getting healed. Tell me, what’s wrong. 
RICA – (In tears.) My husband has a mistress. Imagine, after 30 years of marriage, he would do this, when we are old and our children are grown-ups. I hate him.
SISTER – You must forgive him. 
RICA – Never, Sister. I’d rather die than forgive him.
SISTER – Well, it might come to that. You have to forgive in order to get healed. That’s the way the Lord wants it. You must clean your spirit before He cleans your body. 
RICA – My cancer was detected two weeks after I discovered he had a mistress.
SISTER –Obviously your cancer was cause by your ill feelings. Extreme hatred can cause cancer. Rica, there is a storm inside you whick casued the cancer.
RICA – (More tears.) I am sorry, Sister, I cannot forgive him. He destroyed our family.
Rica went home dejected. She could not forgive. After a year, she called sister again. This time her breast cancer elevated to Stage 4. Her breasts hardened like stone. There were lesions with a foul smell. 
RICA – Sister, I think I am ready to forgive.
SISTER – Are you sure? 
RICA – (Tears once more.) No, sister, I am not sure. I am trying to forgive.
SISTER – Let’s pray together so the Lord can help you forgive. 
As they prayed, Rica stopped crying. She suddenly became peaceful and calm. She smiled at sister.
RICA – Thank you, sister. 
SISTER – Don’t thank me. Thank the One who healed you.
RICA – You mean I am healed? 
SISTER – I don’t know. You tell me.
RICA – Thank you, Jesus. 
After a week, Rica called up sister and told her her breast cancer was suddenly and mysteriously and completely gone, according to lab results and her doctor, who was completely shocked.
This author has written a book entitled HEALING STORIES OF SISTER RAQUEL, soon to be released. It is a compilation of stories she told the author.
In the book, Sister Raquel writes –
During the few years of my ministry as an instrument of Jesus for healing, I began to realize that, aside from physi­cal poisons and genetic defects that cause diseases and physi­cal and mental discomforts, there are also social and psycho­logical poisons in our own homes and in society that pre-dispose us to illnesses by creating certain attitudes and feelings within us.
Heart disease, suicide, mental illness, or cancer can be correlated to psychological factors. We can even be disposed to accidents psychologically. Almost all, if not all sicknesses and bodily discomforts have psychological anteced­ents.
LIFE PATTERNS and ATTITUDES can predispose us to various types of diseases.
Some doctors I have met say many of them are now beginning to regard the emotional realities in the lives of their patients. They begin to look beyond the question of chemical poisons and consider the possibility of PSYCHOLOGICAL POISONS.
To go against lifelong emotional habits can be extremely difficult for most people. This is an advice that we have to give to the sick:
By Sister Raquel Reodica, RVM
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by Bernie V. Lopez,
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Book No. 1.
A compilation of healing stories told to the author by Sister Raquel Reodica, RVM, a renowned cancer-healer for the Lord.
Book No. 2
WINGS AND WANDERLUST – The Art of Discovering your Inner Self – Php 450
The story of the author’s soul-searching adventure through Europe and North Africa, hitchhiking for 3 years, covering 18,000 kilometers.
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“From one perspective, it can be said that we are doing the author a favor by giving pre-publication comments on his book. But after reading this book, it seems it is the opposite. Mr. Lopez has done me a favor.”
“The book is something you can read over and over again.”
“His ideas and concepts are so broad and deep, his advice and opinions and the lessons he wants to give.”
Book No. 3
The ‘Our Father’ explained through a collection of 50 inspirational true-to-life stories.
Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry01 Sep 2018 10:10 pm

RARE PINOY CUISINE – Pinaupong Kambing (sitting goat) * eastwind

Pinaupong Kambing (Sitting Goat)
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Pinoys know about Pinaupong Manok (sitting chicken), a popular ethnic dish where a whole chicken is made to sit on top of a bed of salt in a pot as it cooks slowly in its own drippings, resulting in very tender juicy meat, better for some reason than if you pressure cook it. 
In my travels to remote places as a journalist, I immersed myself with the Ivatans, ancient boat people of Batanes, the last northern group of islands in the Philippine archipelago. Batanes is very different from the rest of the country, mimicking the pristine Scottish landscape. Batanes is hit directly by a third to half of the average 20 to 25 typhoons passing every year thru the Philippines, Asia’ typhoon corridor. Since pre-Hispanic days, the Ivatans build their houses like a Romanesque church, with thick 3- to 4-foot walls to withstand the severest storms.
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The Ivatans have an out-of-the-box variation, using a young goat instead of a chicken, a type of pulutan (appetizer for drinkers). It is relatively new and unknown but gaining popularity. It is called Pinaupong Kambing (sitting goat).
After removing the blood, the hair of a whole baby goat is burned out with a burning stick until only the skin is left half-cooked. This is scraped until the skin is white. The shaved goat is made to sit on a large plate in front of the drinkers, who peel off portions of the skin with a knife. They dip the half-cooked skin in vinegar with chili, garlic, and salt, as they drink away. They consume only the skin until it is a skinless goat. Try it, you will like it, including daring non-pinoys. 
When they are finished drinking, the guts of the goat are removed, and it is chopped into pieces for a traditional kaldereta (special pinoy goat stew).
by Bernie V. Lopez,
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Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry27 Aug 2018 02:51 am

Eagles as Drone Killers – An Equalizer * Animal vs Robot * eastwind

An inexpensive way to neutralize expensive drones.
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The French Air Force has been training eagles to hunt down and kill illegal drones as if they were prey. The program was triggered by worries over illegal drones flying over the presidential palace. An eagle can spot a drone from a mile away. It can dive at 150 miles per hour. This is an inexpensive counter-measure against expensive enemy surveillance drones, an equalizer for poor nations against affluent nations.
Here are some dramatic kill footage –
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