Unusual, self-healing responses to spiritual healing I had my eyes closed and my hands resting lightly on her shoulders when I became aware of a persistent pressure emanating from Eunice. It was so strong that I was slowly, but relentlessly, compelled to give ground as the pressure grew. I intuitively knelt down on one knee, thrusting the other one out to make a platform for her shoulders to rest on. When I opened my eyes I was astounded to see that she had spontaneously adopted a prone-lying posture with her shoulders resting on my outstretched knee, and her legs stretched out in front so that only her buttocks were in contact with the stool. I then suggested that she should lie on the floor, not knowing what to expect, and after a short time she began to make self-manipulative movements of her body. These movements might best be described as snake-like. All I could do was to stand and watch. She then adopted a kneeling position, sat back on her heels, and bent her spine backwards until her head made contact with the floor behind her. At this point I asked her if she was in pain. She said that she felt great and there was absolutely no pain. Bearing in mind that she was under the care of two specialists, one representing the hospital where she worked, and the other representing her union (neither of whom could do more than offer tablets containing morphine plus an electrical stimulation machine for pain relief), her movements and freedom from pain were truly remarkable. I went to help to extricate her from the posture that she had taken up but it wasnt necessary because she was able to accomplish it for herself quite readily.