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Treat the Person, not the Disease

& Interview with Remote Healer John Cate

By Marlene Buffa

Often in the everyday stream of things, we enjoy comfortable assumptions which allow us to float on the river of life. Sometimes facing reefs of regret or butting against the banks of negativity, we nonetheless continue on our voyage. We see that we cannot travel backwards upstream since that path existed in the past, yet our future most certainly contains steady waters as well as rocky rapids. When challenges of the body appear, we face the depths of our humanity when we no longer separate the journey from who we are. Our conscious self listens intently to our tangled fears and charts a course for health based on the maps of other navigators before us. The spirit within us waits for us to realize we function as a whole being, capable of riding the wave of dis-ease and healing our body.

Treating the Patient
My wonderful physician once told me, no matter what my x-ray results showed, I am his patient, not the film. He reminded me he treats me and provides a means for my body to heal itself - his treatment and my participation merely clear the path for healing to occur. For many years, science and psychology searched for the body/mind connection. Just as the heredity/environment question, no concrete answers dominate the discussion. Speculation further poses the question of just where and how does healing occur?

Those charming sugar pills
The placebo-effect, long known in the medical world, illustrates the mysterious mind/body affiliation quite well. Believing the drug we ingest will provide an elixir for health, the benign placebo yields no medical miracles. The true healing occurs when our mind believes in healing and health. When we look further into examples of people heroically overcoming physical challenges, the common denominator is not a placebo, but a solid belief in health, rather than the battle of overcoming the imposition of disease.

Sowing the seeds of health
When we focus on health, rather than challenges, the Universe provides us with a healing which confounds modern medicine. The attitude shift from "fighting cancer" to visualizing and embracing abundant health, provides the spark of wellness offered by no miracle drug. As the movie "The Secret" expounds, whatever you give your attention to, increases in your life. When you pay attention to "fighting" a disease, the disease receives the energy of your intention, and actually grows. Shifting your focus to abundant health and well-being brings about a healing and wholeness only your spirit understands.

After twenty years of heart disease, my father faced a final challenge. His physician did some sort of heart x-ray diagnosis and told us the results. My father's heart was almost completely blocked, despite a quadruple bypass 10 years earlier. But, instead of failing completely, his body "grew" tiny corpuscles to carry the blood flow around the heart to perform the necessary function. When the cardiologist pointed out the tiny threads of life, I asked, "How did that happen?" He responded, "Some people really want to live."

My father's case is a perfect example of allowing the body to take care of itself. He didn't know the grave condition his heart suffered, therefore he gave no energy to the blockages. Instead, he concentrated on feeling better and continuing to live. Sadly, soon after the "terminal" news impacted him, my father gave up his unknowing, and began to concentrate on how little functionality he retained. Dreading the inevitable open-heart surgery, he told me, "I will not survive another operation." He was right. He died in the elevator on the way to the operating room.

Modern Medicine
While advancements in modern medicine provide us with amazing prevention and recovery results, the true healing lies within. Ancient practices of acupuncture for instance, clear the obstacles that prevent the body from healing itself. As we grow more self-aware and in tune with ourselves and our power, we harness the energy to maintain perfect health - with or without the aid of the medical community.

Healing the body and working with others to heal themselves, is a high calling in life. Overcoming not only the mind/body conundrum, but the fear and doubt that we contain within us the power to heal, remains one of humankind's greatest challenges.

Taking a quiet sideways glance at life, Marlene Buffa offers insight through her words from experiences. A student of new-thought teachings, Marlene finds practical spirituality around every corner and seeks wisdom through observation of life's inter-relationships. Sometimes playful, sometimes poignant, always thought-provoking, her writing inspires readers in meaningful ways. You can visit her website at and write to her by email.

Marlene writes: "In my lifetime of spiritual, metaphysical and paranormal study and experiences, John Cate is the only TRUE healer I've met. Together with his wife Karen, a clairvoyant, they make an amazing team, and their spiritual healing spans the globe from North and South America and beyond." —-

An Interview with Remote Healer John Cate

By Marlene Buffa

John Cate I recently met with remote healer John Cate. We sat down in Sedona, Arizona, itself a mystical and spiritual location, and I asked John about his gifts and abilities. For quite a while, I wondered how anyone could heal sight-unseen, but realized that most things we take for granted in our lives revolve around things we can't verify or witness first hand. Electricity comes to mind. We can't see it, but we all know it works, and we don't know how it works, we simply accept that it does.

John impressed me with not only his trusted abilities to help others overcome problems and situations in health matters and life matters, but also in his sincerity. He clearly hears and conveys information in a loving way, and if followed by the requestor, the solutions he puts forth are successful. He laughed when he told me, "The disease is the easy thing to cure. It's the patient that's the hard part!"

What is a healer?
A healer is someone who has the ability to alter frequencies and vibrations on the earth plane to correct all types of situations. Frequencies and vibrations are energy fields in all things, mental and physical. Quantum Physics opens up a world of possibilities. The world is beginning to measure these fields in a scientific manner to prove their existence. It is similar to light and sound produced by frequencies. So, in healing, we change the situation by changing the vibrations and frequency of the situation that is being asked to be changed.

All healers have different abilities. Some work in the present with the person with hands-on, and some work through long-distance without the need of the person being known or present. The source of the healing is the same although the healer may be different.

What do you do?
I receive information from a higher vibrational source to determine which direction is best acceptable for the issue at hand. I sense energy and frequencies received from that loving source which determines a manifestation of the best possible situation for what is being asked to be healed. Types of treatments vary according to the individual person and situation.

How do you work?
My work is done on a one-on-one basis. I also work on a group basis. Most of my work is done remotely, over the phone, using my connection to the loving higher power. I don't need to see the person requesting a healing in order to help them. Most people can't comprehend the "remote healing" work, however, Spirit knows no boundaries or distance.

Think of a radio station frequency that travels long-distance. It's invisible, but it's there. And it reaches long distance! The energy I tap in to gets directed out to the person.

How can you help others?
The very fact that someone asks me for help is the first step. A person sends out his own frequency for help, and it gets picked up in a higher spiritual realm. It's like a prayer being answered which makes the connection and then a healing and an answer can be given. To engage in the healing, a person may be directed towards taking herbs, specific bodily movements or exercise, acupuncture, etc. Remember that most healing takes place on a spiritual plane rather than a physical level. Actions are instruments to coincide with the production of the healing. Each person's case is unique and each recommended resolution is tailored for that particular person and condition.

Do you have to be present?
Using the word "present" bring up a lot of interpretation! The person needs to be present to their situation and his/her request for healing in mind, heart and spirit. Also, once the healing is given, the person has to be present to allow it to work within his/her life consciousness. Alongside of the traditional healing arts, the remote healing I channel through me, must be allowed by the person to be integrated into his life as a healed truth. I make a point to leave all the possibilities up to the person without demand on my part.

As far as ME being physically present to affect a healing, it is unnecessary for most people. Some people need to be in my presence, however. Again, this is unique to the person and situation. This is a union between Spirit, healer and patient and in most cases does not require a physical interaction.

Are there any limitations to what you can do?
No known limitations to Spirit and what can be done in a loving, positive heartfelt manner. Limitations can appear within the person asking for help which may affect Spirit's ability to intervene.

All healing works. The energy is sent out to the individual and it if the healing is not accepted at the time, it will continue to reside in his auric field until he is ready to receive a healing. The healing is sitting there, waiting to be accepted.

How can folks contact you? Do you charge?
The best way to contact me is through my website: People can also phone me at 928-301-8303. I can set up appointments to speak to them on the phone through either source. While money is certainly an energy exchange, I don't request any compensation prior to my work being done. My work is handled on a donation basis.

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