An article about the work I do from The Western People.
For years Ballina based medium and healer Phil Rice suppressed her gifts but now she has putthem to use and frequently does so to benefit deserving local causes, writes Orla Hearns.
SPIRITUAL healing is not alearned skill, it's a gift, explains Phil Rice. Her gift has been handed down over four generations but Phil is the first of her family to put the gift to public use. On Saturday, October 30 Phil will do just that to benefit a worthy localcause that is very close to her heart. She will host a special evening of mediumship in Mount Falcon hotel in aid of the North West Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals (NWSPCA). Phil is passionate about animals and regularly volunteers with the NWSPCA. She is inspired by animals' capacity for unconditional love and she regularly uses her healing abilities on injured pets at the Small Creatures veterinary practice.
"It was like carrying a flash light in the dark and everyone was following me. If I passed someone in the doorway they would be able to feel the energy of the spirits pushing past after me"
Raised in Kilkenny, Phil's psychic abilities were evident in her childhood but talk of such a nature was strongly discouraged in those times. She says of her gift: "My childhood memories of it were that it was like having invisible friends. It was always as though I was in this tunnel of sunshine." Phil moved to Mayo with her family as a teenager when her dad, Ben Flynn took up employment in Asahi, Killala. Her mum Phil Flynn was a nurse in Ballina hospital. Phil completed her education in Ballina and met and married her husband Seamus Rice in the town. It was not until Phil endured the trauma of losing two close relatives –her mother and father in law, Jim Rice - within the space of ten days that her gift re-surfaced. In her grief stricken state the experiences she had known as a child came flooding back. She describes the Christmas of that year as "horrendous". She was surrounded by spirits – most of them trapped and needing her help to cross over into the other side: "It was like carrying a flash light in the dark and everyone was following me," she recalls. "If I passed someone in the doorway they would be able to feel the energy of the spirits pushing past after me." Phil was able to see this energy as colours in the air around her, like vortices with different shades pouring into each other and sometimes the spirits manifested themselves in physical form or as a voice inside her head. She says she suffered terribly with burning and tingling heat sensations in her hands. The symptoms were medically treated as rheumatoid arthritis but once she began to heal people Phil realised that the sensation was coming from her healing energy. Over the next seven years Phil devoted herself to studying her gift and is now a certified medium. She is highly experienced in her art and knows how to afford proper protection to those she works with. She says she has really fine tuned her abilities now and differs from other mediums in that she can channel the spirit's energy so effectively that it can be felt by the person she is working with. She can also provide validations that will prove the identity of the spirit she is communicating with –usually a piece of information that she could not otherwise have known about the person. "I also have a spiritual advisor who has no problem with anything I do," Phil explains. Phil initially began to use her healing gift to help family members and friends but word of her abilities quickly spread and today she heals individuals practically on a full time basis but also works with nursing homes and other such facilities. Phil says her proudest achievment in recent weeks was healing her grandson in the womb. Doctors continually told her daughter that the baby was not thriving and would not survive but Phil knew otherwise and employed her healing gift.
Baby Eli was safely born at 30 weeks gestation, on September 23, weighing just 1.5lbs and continues to do well. But Phil stresses that she is not a medical doctor and always advises clients to consult their GP where necessary. She also acknowledges that there are occasions where the only assistance she can provide is to give someone the inner strength they need to tackle a situation.
"My childhood memories of it were that it was like having invisible friends. It was always as though I was in this tunnel of sunshine"
Phil was born in Kilkenny city where she grew up overlooking Kilkenny Castle. She is now lives in the West of Ireland with her husband and family.
As a 4th generation powerful physic healer this gift is also carried by her two daughters. In her everyday work she deals with many ailments easing pain and lifting the spirit. One of her true gifts is of healing mediumship which has opened doors to many people who have given up on life after bereavement. During a healing session you can feel the healing energy that is channelled through her hands. Often the treatment involves channelling messages from the person’s spirit guides or “Beings of Light” as she likes to call them. Often she opens a little chink in peoples mind to start them on their own path of discovery and development.
Phil works from “The Healing Room” which is a haven of tranquillity and peace. She is a Ritual Master, Guide, Teacher with the RMMS and her healing and psychic powers have increased with the Mystery Schools training. Workshops are hands on and involvement from everyone makes the day a treat and something to remember. As a Reiki master and teacher she plans to teach Jikiden Reiki in Ireland in the future. She can be contacted to travel to your area for any work shop required or for a private healing session.