How Edgar Cayce Healed My Heart
By Rosalie B. Kahn
I grew up in the south Bronx in the early 1950s. As a very young girl, I searched for God and love. My quest began early in life, catalyzed by a painful childhood marked by sexual and emotional abuse.
I came from a dysfunctional family and grew up in a chaotic and out-of-balance world. Like a lot of other people, I was not taught how to love unconditionally or how to express that love toward myself and others. I didn't learn how to set appropriate boundaries. I learned to doubt myself and to give my power to other people.
Many of us suffered from abuse or some other form of betrayal. No one taught us how to make sense of what happened. No one showed us how to heal. No one gave us a map of how to communicate our feelings without harming ourselves or others in the process.
As a child, I developed a longing for love and wholeness, but I didn't know where to go to find the answers I was seeking. Then one day, when I was in my early twenties, my sister Freyda introduced me to There Is a River: The Story of Edgar Cayce by Thomas Sugrue. My life changed at that very moment.
After reading the book, I joined a Cayce Bible study group. I stayed with that group for over a year and then joined a Cayce "A Search for God" study group. That was over 37 years ago!
I loved the study groups. After three years in a study group in New York City, I left for an overseas assignment with the Foreign Service. I missed the wisdom and benefits of my Cayce study groups so much that I started study groups in Ankara, Turkey, then Bogota, Colombia, and Vienna, Austria. When I arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa, my fourth overseas assignment with the State Department, study groups were already in progress! I was delighted. The Cayce material introduced me to a spiritual path of self-discovery. I loved the concept of growing as an individual within the group context.
One of my favorite chapters in the A Search for God books is the one on Cooperation. I was always amazed at how the experiments we did in the group worked! An example is that I had been having trouble with a colleague at work. When my group was on the chapter on Cooperation, one of our experiments was to try and not think or speak negatively of someone we didn't like. That was easier said than done, but I kept trying! "Let us replace our negative thoughts with positive ones, thinking not unkindly of anyone but rather speaking and thinking kindly of all."
I was amazed to find that, at the end of the week, when I returned to our study group to report on the experiment, I was able to give very positive feedback. My colleague had absolutely done a 180 degree turnaround. Not only was she nicer to me, but she actually asked me if I needed help!
I learned to use dreams as a tool. When the study groups were finished for the evening, we sometimes discussed our dreams over a cup of coffee or tea. I started journaling my dreams and saw a pattern forming. I looked up the symbols and decided to have fun with this part of group work. I learned that interpreting dreams was actually quite an ancient practice.
I realized that I now had resources to help me with the challenges of life. I learned that I could meditate, listen to my dreams, change my attitudes, and watch the miracles as they happened! I even learned to use Cayce's castor oil packs and to pray and heal like Cayce's Glad Helpers group! I am part of an all-loving divine force!
We all have challenges in life, especially today during these chaotic times we live in. After all these years since starting with the Cayce material, I am still using the concepts that he put forth in the early 1900s. The Cayce material has become part of my heart and soul. I have found a resource for overcoming my own obstacles, have turned my stumbling blocks into stepping stones, and have learned to heal my heart. Thank you, Mr. Cayce!
Rosalie B. Kahn was born in New York City and joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1977. During her 26-year career, she worked and traveled extensively worldwide. In 1991, she married Guillermo Lopez, a Chilean. They live in Algarrobo, Chile. Rosalie writes, does healing work, and teaches spiritual growth concepts. Rosalie has been an A.R.E. member for more than 35 years. Her new book, My Healing Heart, which incorporates many of the Cayce concepts, can be ordered from her website at www.Myhealingheartbook.com.