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May Al-Najjar: A woman’s passion with a call of healing

May Al-Najjar
May Al-Najjar

As soon as you meet May Al-Najjar, you cannot but notice her strong positive energy that fills the place, and her smile that rarely misses her face. She is an established Pranic healer as well as an instructor and facilitator of group meditation sessions at the Pranic Healing Center.

Najjar, a young Kuwaiti woman who graduated from BBS in 1998 to pursue an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University, worked at Ahmadi (KOC) Hospital for five years before quitting her job to follow her real calling and passion. The healing passion in her was there since she was a kid. She always felt helpless when seeing people in pain or suffering, but couldn’t do anything to help them.

Although her father wanted her to be a doctor, she didn’t become one because studying all her life wasn’t so appealing to her. Being more into science, she loved lab work and finding cures for certain diseases. This was her original passion – discovering cures to end people’s suffering. Besides the healing aspect, she was also interested in the spirituality aspect, which lead her to be introduced to Pranic healing.

In a cozy and intimate interview with Najjar, Kuwait Times learned a lot of information about Pranic healing and a woman’s passion to heal and help others. Some excerpts.

KT: What is Pranic healing?
May Al-Najjar: Pranic healing is a no-touch, energy-based healing modality to help alleviate and heal physical and psychological problems. Pranic healing is very scientific in nature. The word pranic stems from the Sanskrit word “prana” meaning “vital life force”, which is an ancient science and art of healing that utilizes prana or ki energy to heal the entire physical body.

KT: Why did you choose to learn Pranic healing?
Najjar: I always wanted to heal people and Pranic healing is very effective in doing it. I had an inner calling to do it and it’s very scientific in nature and made sense to me.

KT: How were you introduced to Pranic healing? Where did you learn it and since when are you practicing it?
Najjar: My cousin was suffering from MS and some days were painful for her to walk and move, and every time she was like that she would go to Dubai for Pranic healing sessions with Prakash and come back full of energy and no pain. It got me very curious, so one day we all went there and I booked a session with Prakash. Although I wasn’t suffering from anything, I felt incredible after the session – like I was flying, and very happy and relaxed!

That’s when I decided to learn more and that’s how I was hooked. I started by taking basic healing courses in Dubai at the beginning, then I got addicted and took more courses, and started practicing in July 2007. At the beginning, I started healing and practicing at home in a room – it was like a diwaniya – on my family and friends, and this is how people started to know more about it, and I was doing all this for free and enjoying it. Then I quit my job and left everything and decided to be a fulltime healer and teacher.

KT: What is the difference between Pranic healing and Reiki?
Najjar: Reiki focuses a lot on energizing, while Pranic healing focuses a lot on cleansing. Pranic healing focuses on energy hygiene by using a bowl of salt and water to disintegrate, cleaning your hands after healing and cutting from the client after healing , so the healer won’t get affected by the symptoms of the patient. In Reiki, they follow seven chakras while Pranic healing follows 11 chakras.

KT: Why do you use salt and water in Pranic healing?
Najjar: Water absorbs energy and salt disintegrates it.

KT: Do you think people nowadays are more open to this kind of healing?
Najjar: Yes, very much so.

KT: Can anyone learn Pranic healing?
Najjar: Yes, anyone who is 16 years and older and has the mental capacity to read and write can learn it.

KT: Is Pranic healing a replacement to tradition medicine?
Najjar: No, Pranic healing complements conventional medicine – it doesn’t replace it.

KT: Is there an element of self-hypnosis in this procedure?
Najjar: No, not at all.

What type of crystals do you use while healing and why do you use them?
Najjar: I use a clear quartz laser and pink rose activators. Crystals have more power and strength to do the healing and also prevent the occurrence of contamination from client to healer.

KT: What kind of diseases Pranic healing can heal?
Najjar: Almost anything, as it is based in the body’s ability to heal itself, but Pranic healing makes it faster. I have deep faith that with meditation, forgiveness, special diet and lifestyle and constant Pranic healing sessions (two to three per week for a few months), Pranic healing can cure even cancer patients. I have been doing it for eight years now and I have seen very good results. Really the results stun me, although you can see fast results in healing psychotherapy.

KT: Do people come to you more for physical healing or psychological healing?
Najjar: People come more for psychological healing. But you know that most people who suffer from psychological problems also have physical problems, so as soon as their psychological problems get better, their physical problems get better automatically. So I usually work on both during the sessions.

KT: Who do you have more – students or patients?
Najjar: I think patients, but I would like it to be the other way round.

KT: Can you tell us more about meditation?
Najjar: Since I was a young girl, when I was reading the Holy Quran and hearing about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) meditating, I always wondered how he used to meditate. I always wondered, did he meditate by only looking? When I read the Quran and read the verse “Then do they not look at the camels – how they are created, and at the sky – how it is raised”, I always wanted to know what that meant. I wanted to know more about meditation. When I went to university, I was introduced to meditation. Many things lead me to meditation, especially as I was going through very rough times with my studies and going through depression, so meditation helped me a lot. I started doing meditation in Boston in a small school that offers meditation sessions every Sunday morning, and I loved it, and I think my first meditation experience was the most profound experience of my life.
There are so many ways that you can meditate – there is meditation in yoga, and yoga means union – union of many things, union with your soul, incarnated soul, higher soul (realization) and union with your body. There are many methods of yoga, but the whole point of yoga is that your incarnated soul merges with the higher soul. Meditation basically is concentration and awareness.

KT: Does meditation contradict in any way Islamic teachings?
Najjar: Not at all. This is what Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) did. He meditated and meditated. Prayers are basically another aspect or method of yoga and meditation, which is the yoga of devotion and devotion to God. What we do when we pray is that we become devoted to God.

KT: Do you have a center in Kuwait where someone can learn and take courses in Pranic healing?
Najjar: Yes, at Star Salmiya on Salem Al-Mubarak St.

KT: Do you give any certificates after the courses are completed?
Najjar: Yes, the certificates are from the Institute of Inner Studies from Manila.

KT: Are the courses affordable?
Najjar: Yes.

KT: Any last word you would like to add on this subject?
Najjar: We all have the ability to heal others and ourselves and I believe it’s the most amazing gift to be able to alleviate the pain and suffering of others. I wish that Pranic healing spreads to every family, so if there is an ailment or emotional issues in the family, it can be alleviated and healed immediately.

By Sahar Moussa

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