by John Diamond, M.D.
I went to sleep last night thinking about Metanoia and had this dream.
I was in a far northern country and it was a bleak midwinter. I stood in the back yard of a house and commented to the local inhabitant on how totally dark and black it was. He reassured me that in a moment it would all change. We went inside and walked through a passageway to the front of the house. I opened the front door and we stepped outside into full brilliant glorious sunshine.
That is Metanoia, it can be as quick as that. The preparation may take a long time, the act is instantaneous.
I used to have the privilege of studying with two highly gifted spiritual healers. Many, many times I watched them work with a woman partially crippled with polio, and one day I saw the woman walking—a very obvious great improvement. How long did it take to make the change, I asked them? They replied that it took only a second—but eighteen months of preparation.