I have no intention of offending or insulting members of this message board but I do wish that rule would apply equally to all members on here when writing about non members. Using words like “psychopath”, “ferocious wolves”, “unashamed egomania”, “unadulterated stupidity” to refer to Innersound staff is unpleasant and abusive and doesn’t help to achieve meaningful dialogue, which I believe is essential when informing the public about anything.
My passion to support Innersound on this forum is born out of the frustration felt when reading some of the things posted here as my experiences are so dramatically different to those that oppose the organisation. I think we have reached a stage now where we have to agree to disagree. I know that there are many points that you have raised but I will try to give my opinion on Innersound as best I can.
I am sorry that some of you feel violated and misled by Innersound. I expect these words won’t remedy your situation but I am very open to receive emails from those of you who wish to engage in civil conversation.
Now, getting to the points at hand:1. Blaming Naima’s death on Innersound:
Pinning the death of someone on another person or organisation is a very serious allegation which, in my opinion, goes way beyond libel. I have a very good idea now as to how you see it. The evidence I have seen differs significantly to yours but I do not believe it is appropriate to discuss it on this forum out of respect for Naima’s grieving family.2. Health claims and curing cancer:
Innersound has not and does not claim to cure cancer or any other disease. I say this adamantly because I understand its philosophy which I believe most authors on this forum do not. Innersound does not provide medical diagnoses or medical treatments. Qi treatments, qi classes and ancestral healing follow an Eastern system of health and wellbeing, which recognises the existence of qi energy as an important foundation for health. In line with other Eastern-born methods, like Traditional Chinese Medicine, the basic premise is that qi must flow freely and abundantly throughout the body for health to be maintained. Even acupuncture is recognised as a valid health treatment and is available on the NHS in the UK. It is a system that works very specifically on the energy meridian system. Whilst Acupuncture is a recognised treatment, I believe there are some members of the Western medical establishment who have rejected it and who also refute the existence of qi. This doesn’t surprise me as qi is unlikely to be seen at the other end of a microscope.Acupuncture article
Eastern systems place large emphasis on the mind which is why Innersound could never guarantee a cure for any disease. Everyone is responsible for their own mind and, whilst the qi treatments and classes do help people to recharge and circulate qi, it is ultimately up to each person to use these methods to strengthen their mind and be more positive. It is, therefore, not reasonable to expect improved health by merely receiving treatments and participating in classes and ancestral healing ceremonies. Each person has to play an active role in changing habits, thoughts and behaviours. This is not a popular approach as people are notoriously resistant to change and seem these days to expect fast cures to happen to them miraculously without too much input.
Much of Innersound’s work is focused on helping people create a more positive mental attitude so that they can improve all aspects of their wellbeing. Unfortunately, this has been branded as manipulation and brainwashing. That has never been my experience. I don’t know what you make of the well documented Placebo Effect and the lesser known Nocebo Effect. From my perspective, both make perfect sense and demonstrate the mind telling the body what to do. The only problem is there is no scientific evidence of the mind, or is there?
I believe Master Oh did recover from his cancer which, from what I know was at the early stages and incomparable to that of Naima Mohamed’s. Personally I appreciate what he has learnt about cancer through his own experience; something I believe many people find valuable but then some seem not to. Everyone has a choice to either accept it or reject it.
Most of you have voiced your objections to ancestral healing and I will be happy to post more on this in future.
I can appreciate the good intentions of Rick Ross, Peter Daley and Innersoundwatch as people trying their best to stop manipulative and destructive organisations from operating. This is a valuable public service. But, I cannot accept the posting of abusive comments and slander and facts that aren’t substantiated. Please recognise that, as you have probably not tried or tested Innersound’s methods for yourselves, first-hand experience is required before opinions and judgements can be passed.
Thank you for reading.