About a week after that incident, I went back to the place of Apo Ina, with actor and UFO investigator Roy Alvarez, who was interested in paranormal phenomena. As soon as we entered Apo Ina’s apartment, I avoided staying in front of the altar because I didn’t want to go into trance again. I hurriedly walked past the altar, to the dining room located further inside the apartment area away from the altar.
But I had not reached the dining table when I collapsed again in a trance. The others did not know what to do but only observe me. My arms began to stretch out, my body lay flat, and my right leg went on top of my left leg as if crucified.
Then I saw a Roman soldier about to pound a nail on my left palm. I felt a sharp pain. And then he went to the other hand, and did the same thing. As the nails were being pounded on my palms I felt some sharp pain that soon subsided. And then a soldier went down to my feet, put one on top of each other and using a big nail started nailing my two feet.
I stayed in that crucified position on the floor for some minutes. When I opened my eyes, the people were all looking at me, wondering what happened. I told them what I saw and everybody wondered at the story. It was one of the most bizarre mystical experiences I have ever experienced and was never repeated again.
After that incident, I found I could heal people whenever I felt that tingling sensation. I remember healing one female artist and former official of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts who had severe pain in the lower stomach area due to a recent hysterectomy.
The other was a Catholic nun who had a frozen right shoulder. I never tried to heal anybody else afterwards until the tingling sensation on my palm could hardly be felt by me, perhaps because I failed to use my hands for healing, which was mandated for me to do. Now I feel like doing healing seriously this time, if only I could get back the power and feel the energy in my palms again. So far I haven’t tried to heal another person again except a few friends.
Another experience in Pampanga
The mystical encounters I had with Jesus Christ did not end there, although I had completely forgotten what took place in Mandaluyong with Apo Ina in early ’90s.
This time, in August 2011, the scene was in an orchard belonging to a friend and former student, Riza Lim, in Magalang, Pampanga. She has since become a healer after taking all my seminars and attending other classes to develop herself. She invited me, together with some Japanese patients, to Magalang to undergo treatment by several Filipino healers she had invited over there. I stayed there for three days with my wife Yoly.
On the second day, a religious group or sect in Pampanga called Apo Mapacalulu (meaning Christ of Mercy), led by a certain Apo Joy, brought a life-size statue of the reclining Christ to Riza’s place to be worshipped and prayed upon. It was a whole-night affair of prayers and singing.
When the statue was brought inside the house, everybody was asked to stand around it and pray. I stood at the foot of the statue. The body of Christ was lying slightly facing the right side, with eyes half open. As I quietly stood there, I mentally asked: “If you are real, show me a sign.” As I began to fix my eyes on his, I distinctly saw Christ’s eyes turn slowly toward me and look at me.
At that point I felt a strong surge of energy overpower me and I fell again into trance. I felt very embarrassed because there were a lot of people whom I did not know watching me. The leader of the group, Apo Joy, came to me and began to pray. While in trance I gave a message to the group in Tagalog. I said in part that “all who were there were chosen. Many who will come to that place for healing will be healed.”
Apo Joy said that she distinctly saw the spirit of Jesus enter my body seconds before I fell to the floor. “The spirit of Christ is now inside you,” she said, as everybody stood in awe and wonder at what they had witnessed. Another female member of the group confirmed what Apo Joy said.
I did not know what to make of that incident. I would like to believe that Christ healed me of my ailment, as I felt greatly energized and strong after that. I felt grateful for the healing but did not know how to react to the vision that they saw about Christ entering me. As usual I took such statements with a grain of salt.
Next week: Mystical encounters with Christ, Part 3
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