The Rogue Healer

The Man They Couldn't Kill. The Most Remarkable Story You've Never Heard

About

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In the Pyrenees, just on the Spanish side. Sharing a joke with a friend. Not a very funny joke, judging by his face.

Howabout this for a story ?

For almost two decades, I have dedicated my life to the healing arts. Over this time I have successfully treated over twenty thousand people and animals. I built up an impeccable reputation, supported not only by my clients, but by the wider medical community, many of whom not only recommended their patients, but also came themselves, whenever they needed help. The successes were remarkable. It seemed that healing had no limit, other than those I imagined.

My reputation spread far and wide, and I travelled the world, establishing clinics in Europe, the USA, India and the Far East. Everywhere I went, I was met with kindness and enthusiasm, and in return, I treated everyone as if they were a member of my own family. Nobody was ever turned away, and my joy of healing was only ever matched by the happiness shown when we achieved a successful outcome.

There is a well known saying in spiritual circles, “The brighter your light shines, the more darkness you will attract”, and despite having heard it, I didn’t fully appreciate the implications. Darkness came to me, in the shape of a psychopath and serial stalker, a desperately damaged and tormented person who, having destroyed several lives before me, decided to target me, in a bid to escape her own pain. Doubtless I also drew her to me, perhaps as part of my healing journey, perhaps to teach me something of the suffering endured by so many, to deepen my understanding of the healing path.

Over the next year, she dedicated herself to destroying my reputation with the most terrible lies and accusations, intimidating and threatening my friends, clients and family, and making threats against me. I narrowly escaped one attempt on my life. Three more attacks by hired killers also failed. Apparently above the law, she acted with impunity, no limits, no boundaries, and no humanity. Nothing was sacred. She made false accusations of rape, claimed I had been married to her, accused me of child abuse, murder, and every criminal offence under the sun. A handful of equally damaged people believed her lies, and did much of her dirty work. On a daily basis, new horrors appeared. Every day became a new nightmare. Those around me suffered as much as myself. We were all in a storm that showed no sigh of stopping. The wrath of hell seemed to be upon us. Suddenly, from nowhere, after four years of hopelessness, everything changed. New police came onto the scene. Specialist police, experienced in such matters, prepared to find the truth. At least one officer was sacked. And suddenly the storm abated. Despite this, I had no wish to stay. A quiet and peaceful mind is worth more than anything. A heart free of care is a happy heart.

I now live in hiding, in the mountains, where the light and energy bring magic to each and every day.

“You ask me why I dwell in the green mountain;
I smile and make no reply for my heart is free of care.
As the peach-blossom flows down stream
and is gone into the unknown,
I have a world apart that is not among men”

– Li Po

Tang Dynasty

I am told there is still a contract on my life. She said I could run, but not hide. She would track me down and have me killed, wherever I went. One day she will catch up with me. But I am ready, and at peace. I am happy and where I need to be. Until that day comes, I will continue to heal, to teach, and to work with my students. I am ready to move on, when the time comes. There will be no regret and no fear. I am tranquillo.

Healing is my life. My passion. My dream. I have tried my best to live with kindness, gentleness and compassion. I believe I have succeeded. Nobody has yet said otherwise. These days, I only work with carefully chosen clients, and much of my work is with my private students, where healing is taught as a small part of a greater spiritual journey, and where my disciples will eventually become my teachers.

I also write, and have recently finished two books, my autobiography, Rogue Healer, and Strong Medicine – The Handbook of Healing. The third, Peach Blossom Warrior – Fighting our Battles with Wisdom and Compassion, will be finished in the autumn of 2013. I have several more planned. I trust I will finish them.

I practice Qigong well, and Chen Taiji less well. The less said about my Bagua, the better.

I love to read, to travel, to learn and to meet new people. Once upon a time, I was an archaeologist. I am fascinated by history, archaeology, myth and legend. The Tang Dynasty poets speak my mind more eloquently than I could ever dream. I love Eastern European literature. I read a little Anglo-Saxon, and have been enchanted by Beowulf since a child. One day I will write the great American novel. My home is full of animals. A Daoist heart.

I have never been so happy. My heart is free of care. I am a world apart.

“Let the beauty we love be what we do” 

Rumi

12 thoughts on “About

  1. Quite a story!

    Appreciate your stopping by my place too.

  2. Hi Jason

    Yes….it’s been a fascinating journey ! I am still alive and still laughing. Thanks for commenting.

    Your blog is fascinating. I’ll be back many times. Qigong is a great passion of mine.

  3. Wow! Amazing story! So glad you have found peace in your present surroundings. Thanks so much for visiting my blog ‘A View From My Summerhouse’ and for the follow, I do really appreciate it! I hope you find what you read interesting and uplifting and may God bless you.

    • Thank you for your kind words. I am most definitely tranquillo now. I couldn’t be happier. As Viktor Frankl wrote, in Man’s Search for Meaning;

      “Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation.”

      So my choice was to be happy !

      I will visit your blog many times. Thank you for writing it.

  4. The Rogue Healer… Now that’s a title I would aspire to be attain.

    I think I’ve read of your book on another blog, and I found your story so compelling, not just because I’ve had some experience with this stalker business. Nothing as bad as what you endured though, and I have a feeling that despite what happened, it’s left you a better man than before. That’s like a very presumptuous thing to say to someone you’re just meeting, but I just have a vibe of sorts..

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I really appreciate you taking the time. =)

    Cookie

    • Hi Cookie

      Thanks for stopping by. And thank you so much for commenting.

      You are right. I do think the whole experience has been beneficial to me. At its most extreme, surviving the attempt on my life not only made me appreciate every moment, but also means I have absolutely no fear of anything. If and when it comes, I’ll embrace it. I wasn’t a fearful person before. But now its totally absent. And the little things too. Having suffered so much, I really can appreciate everyone else’s suffering too. I was always empathetic, and tried to live in a kind, caring and gentle way. I always stood up for the underdog, the weak and oppressed, but now, having been the ‘underdog’ and oppressed myself, I have a whole new perspective. If I had a magic wand, I wonder if I would wave it, and make it as though it had never happened ? No. I think I would leave things as they are. Terrifying and upsetting as it was, I am here now, and thats where I am supposed to be. The world is perfectly perfect in every way, as it says in the Bhagavad Gita, and I am happy, and at peace. I was happy before, of course. But I am happy now, and this moment is all we have. All we can ask for is to be at peace. And I am at peace.

      I look forward to reading more of your wonderful blog

      Namaste

      Rogue Healer

  5. Intriguing . . .

    Thanks for visiting the Jenn stories! Glad you found something you liked there. I’m sure I’ll see you around . . . 🙂

  6. Thank you for the recent likes and the “follow” on my blog. That was very kind and much appreciated. I know I’m going to enjoy following yours.

    Regards

    Michael

  7. Hi Rogue Healer! I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award for your inspirational and powerful blog. I hope that you will accept! You can see the simple rules at: http://sherrimatthewsblog.wordpress.com/ Many congratulations!

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