PureInsight | May 25, 2008
EDMONTON, Alberta - Sandy Helland, a truck driver who lives in
Whitehorse, Yukon, took a flight to Edmonton specifically to see the
"Chinese Spectacular" on the advice of her acupuncturist. She came to
see the show on Monday, May 5, 2008, at Edmonton's Jubilee Auditorium
and again on Tuesday night. She saw the show a third time Wednesday
night, the last performance in Edmonton.
Helland feels that the "Spectacular" has brought about a remarkable recovery from a spinal injury incurred when she was young.
"I live in Whitehorse, and I took a flight down here specifically for
this show. I'll be going to work late, but I had to do this show. I
heard good things about it, and good things are happening to me," she
"When I was 4 years old, my father drove over me with a bulldozer, and
a rock pushed my spine out of alignment. I've limped all my life since.
And lately, since I'm now 52, I've been in more and more pain."
"I've waited all my life to have that healed, and through this show, I
am getting healed. I can walk and not worry about limping now."
She went on to describe her spiritual experience during the first two shows.
"I was so excited for the unexpected. I was looking for the mystery,
and I sat and I made sure that I did not cross my arms or my legs
throughout the first show last night. I allowed the show to greet me
and meet me, and do its magic. It started last night."
"I had a tingle in my spine that was saying something was happening back there. Tonight, it finished - it has healed."
"It was a sensation of going upwards. It was building like a snowfall
inside of me. This energy - it was very friendly. It was very
overwhelming as well, but it got bigger and bigger and bigger, until
finally, at the end of the show, I thought I was going to kind of jump
for joy or burst out of my bubble. It was very exhilarating," said
"I had a zest for life, and I immediately had to grab onto somebody. It
was good. I woke up exhilarated today, filled with life and joy."
Helland was highly impressed by the colors and the costumes, all of which are originally designed and handmade.
"I got more involved with the colors and the flowing garments. I've
been knocked out both evenings by the costumes. I think they are
spectacular. I love the silk. It is the finest wardrobe on stage, for
Editor's Note: Modern medical science
would classify the above improvement as a spontaneous remission, that
is, when someone recovers from an ailment without any known scientific
reason. Cases of spontaneous remissions have been documented in the
medical literature for years, and they are still a mystery.