Rationality Vs. Faith: My John of God Experience


This past week I experienced an extreme test of faith. As you may know, I am always testing my faith. I strive hard to maintain my faith, always, and admittledly sometimes it waivers, but day by day I get better at keeping the faith dream alive.

This past week I ventured up to Rhinebeck, New York to have a few days with the Brazilian healer, John of God.

If you’re not already familiar with him, John of God is a spiritual healer and medium, who is based in Brazil, where thousands of people flock to him daily for healing. People from all over the world tirelessly plan to see John of God for many purposes; physical healing, spiritual healing, and emotional healing. The thing about John of God is, he is not a doctor or a physician. He himself claims to be an ordinary man, who works with God to heal people.

I experienced, and am still experiencing many beautiful effects of my time with John of God last week. I’m sure I’ll write more about it as it happens, but at this moment, one of the biggest lessons (and blessings) received from John of God with the MAJOR test of faith.

For the entire two days my mind went back and forth between being 100% rational and being 100% in faith, and I’m sure most people experience that when visiting John of God, especially for the first time.

My rational mind wanted to believe that the entire situation was totally woo-woo and incredibly unrealistic and a waste of time, because in reality, if you were to look at this situation with a logical mind, this would be true. The entire healing portion of the John of God experience is relatively short, and from a logical point of view, not a whole lot happens.

My faith-based mind wanted to believe that miracles are possible, and the healing that I came for is possible, and the healing that the other people need will happen. My faith-based mind recognized that there is no order of difficulty in miracles, miracles can happen instantaneously, and that I don’t need to see things to believe it to be true.

The thing is, we all have this choice on a day to day, minute to minute, moment to moment basis. We can choose to believe in miracles or we can choose to believe in limits. I’ve lived in both minds, and this John of God experience truly made me realize how much I prefer the miracle mindset.

I’ll keep you guys posted on the physical, spiritual, and emotional healing that continues to unfold, as I know that it will, but I wanted to share this quick recap, and quick reminder that miracles are real and life is way much more fun as a believer.

Have you been to John of God or had a miracle experience? Share your story in the comments!


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