A friend recently observed a really interesting phenomenon that I’ve also noticed. We are both members of a healers' study group. He had contacted me to see if we could get together to address some symptoms he was having. Then in his next e-mail he mentioned that he immediately felt better after sending his request to me.
When I’m feeling under par, and I send a request to any of my healer friend, I also experience immediate relief. I've suggested to the groups of practitioners I belong to not to hesitate to send requests to the group, as that is a way we can support each other.
Perhaps when we ask for help, we are acknowledging that we are all connected. We are remembering that other's do care about us and are willing to help. And in the process we become less attached to our suffering, thus creating more opportunity for healing to begin.
After discovering this phenomenon, I have become increasingly proactive about posting my healing requests at the first sign of pending illness, and that has resulted in often being able to stop a cold in its tracks. .