So, to get my feet wet I will talk a bit about something that I present in free Introductory Lectures as I would like my blog to become my new forum for Free Quantum-Touch Lectures in the Portland Oregon area. I hope that those of you who venture into my site and read my blogs will take this opportunity to participate in an open dialogue about this work and its benefits for you, your loved ones and friends. As my belly laughing friends would tell you, there are few folks more passionate about QT than me.
One of the first things I talk about in a Lecture is the man who actually was doing this techniques when Richard Gordon first discovered him. This man was Bob Rasmusson. Richard's story about this first auspicious encounter with Bob was quite amusing (at least to me) as Richard was quite self deprecating and as Richard himself declares, quite full of himself. He imparts his experience something like this:
R.G. I was invited, by a friend in the Los Angeles area, to attend an evening seminar conducted by a highly respected and sought after "healer" in the southern California region in the 1970s. Well when we arrived at the location and entered the room I took a quick scan of the space to survey the lay of the land and to see who might be my "competition". Well after all, here I was, fresh out of the Christos School, a budding yet gifted polarity therapist and I had written my first book on the subject, "Your Healing Hands, The Polarity Experience" and I was only 30 years old at that time. So feeling pretty full of myself, I sat down and waited for the lecture to begin. About this time, a man that I noticed earlier who was sitting over in the corner and who I thought looked as though he could use some work, gets up and makes he way to the stage. Well, my fist thought was what has my friend brought me to... this man looked so unhealthy it wasn't funny... large, pasty and overweight... not a very good poster child for his work, I thought.
Well after a few moments I was memerized by his presentation and obvious skill and confidence with his gifts and when he invited an elderly woman on stage to work on her I was completely stunned by what I witnessed. Bob asked the woman to go out of the room to turn her blouse around so that the buttons would open to the back. You see she had a severe case of osteoarthritis and her spine looked like a row of dinosaur bones protruding in all different directions causing her to hunch way over so that she had to work hard just to turn her gaze up toward Bob. Now this is where the stunning part happens... after about 40 minutes or so, as Bob stood with his eyes closed and doing the technique her bones appeared to melt into place and completely straighten out her spine causing her to stand erect! She could now look Bob in the eye without effort. The room was a buzz and about this time all of my bravado drained from me as though I had been stuck with and ego piercing pin as I was in a state of near disbelief at what I saw. This is when I concluded three things; that this man had some kind of special power... I can never learn to do this... no one can learn to do this. Happily and after spending many of the following years getting to know Bob and picking his brain about what he is doing when he does the technique I discovered that "anyone" can learn to do what he does. This is when Quantum-Touch was born as I took all that I learned from Bob, which was quite involved and complex, and distilled the information down into a form that is simple, concise and easy enough for anyone to master... with practice. I love this story and it was such fun listening to Richard tell it at my first QT training which he taught in Santa Cruz in 2001.
Bob was aware of his gift from a young age but it was heightened after a bout with a mysterious disease that threatened his life. He conveys an experience that even he had difficulty grasping but truly believed it was very real and certainly very significant.
While he lay in a coma in the hospital it was in this unconscious state that he remembers being suspended in the cosmos and before what he referred to as a sort of "Tribunal of Spiritual Beings". No one really had any distinct features they were just sort of human shapes of glowing light. Then there was telepathic communication between Bob and one of the "Light Beings"... the Being said: "This is not your time, we need you to get through one lifetime past your forties... you must return as you have much work to do." And much work he did. At one point in time and before he began to teach his technique to others he was seeing nearly 200 people a week with all manner of conditions and with tremendous success. He had even introduced a course to one of the local Universities in the Santa Cruz area where nurses, physical therapists and some open minded doctors signed on to learn.
Shortly after this time was when Richard became his shadow and began to compile his information and develop the course we now know today as Quantum-Touch.
Good stuff, right? Well it had me on the edge of my seat and from that time forward I took every training QT offered and two of the Regenesis workshops (Bob's original work) and decided that this would be my new career path as I had always wanted to be of service in a meaningful way and this is one of the best! I've never looked back and have received much gratification from the work, either in self healing and the healing of others, but more importantly in helping others to learn this profoundly amazing technique and to be of service in this way, too.