May Al Najjar has always lived a life of discovery. Her
memories of childhood are filled with big biology books and mail-order
dissection kits filled with the endless secrets of life, all waiting to be
revealed at the turn of a page or pinch of a tweezer. Even while she was
dreaming of a future as a researcher, she was living that dream, cultivating
the passions that would follow her into adulthood. She grew older and found
herself drawn to the study of genetics, but ended up in Boston studying Bio
Medical Engineering instead. The inevitable stress of her university studies
was compounded by a sense that the bio-med program was not exactly what she had
signed up for. She soon realized that her unrest was on a deeper, more
spiritual level. That’s when she discovered the power of meditation.
had always wondered what the Koran means when it says to “meditate, meditate,
meditate.” It seemed she was drawing closer to an answer. According to May,
meditation can simply be described as being wholly in the moment. Whether you are listening to a friend, breathing, or
eating, that is what you’re
doing—period. In such a state, one is profoundly reacquainted with the beauty
of life. One of the benefits of being in love with life is being able to speak
with candor about some of the most enjoyable facets of human experience. For
example, when meditation is applied to eating, May describes it as “making love
to your food” (which might sound funny to hear it said that way). In all
seriousness, however, this ability is enviable. A meditative state entails
purposefully experiencing something to the fullness of what it exists for, even
if it’s just existence itself. May says that in these moments, everything just
clicks, everything is right. As she began to meditate more and more, she
desired to make these moments of peace sustainable. This longing prompted her
to join a group of like-minded individuals on a trip to Egypt in March of 2007.
This became her moment of transformation.
her time of extended meditation at high-energy locations around Egypt (like the
pyramids at Giza), she returned to Kuwait a different woman. Her friends didn’t
recognize her. She had become fully confident with her identity. She no longer
was concerned with creating any kind of image for herself that wasn’t essential
to her unique being. It was as if her self had moved comfortably out of the way
so she could see others more clearly—and she found herself wanting to heal
introduction and eventual training in pranic healing came through a man named
Prakash. May visited his Dubai clinic with her cousin who had been making
significant progress with Prakash in relieving her Multiple Sclerosis symptoms.
As soon as she walked into the clinic, May thought, I must do this. She immediately inquired about training, and the
first time she met with Prakash, he identified her innate ability. This was
July 2007. Since then her progress has been accelerating. Her most cherished
moment so far is healing a friend from the frightful grip of suicidal
depression. She now spends her time balancing her medical engineering job, time
with friends and family, traveling around the world to meditate, and her true
passion: healing and teaching others to heal.
those of us who wonder what it’s like to heal or to be healed, most things
unseen fortunately seem to have some visceral manifestation in the physical
world. Pranic healing is based on the manipulation of the “life force,” that
is, energy, or prana, inherent within every human. What does this energy feel
like? According to May, while healing, the energy feels warm and pressurized in
the hands, producing a tickling sensation. In general, negative energy tastes
bitter, smells “dense,” and feels rough between the fingers, while positive
energy feels smooth and soft and moves like waves between the fingers. Visually
speaking, negative comes in tones of gray, while positive may be violet. Not
surprisingly, violet has always been May’s favorite color.
bright brown eyes, bubbly laughter, and infectious smile lend authenticity to
her one-word philosophy of life: love. All skepticism aside, there is profound
wisdom in this. So May is living a life of love and healing as best she can, while
she continues her pursuit of new discoveries. Her dream is to be instrumental
in research that will reveal pranic healing to be cooperative and valid within
the realm of modern science and medicine. In the meantime, you can sign up for
May’s second healing course in mid-June. Maybe you’ll discover your own ability
to heal. If nothing else, you’ll be loved, which certainly never hurts.
Born: October 17, 1980 Kuwait
Work: Ahmadi Hospital – KOC.
What 5 words describe you?
Spiritual, loving, happy, smiling, flying.
What do you consider to be your most treasured
Finding the good in everything.
To what do you attribute your success?
Continuous love of the Divine and my parents.
What is your greatest fear?
Death of loved ones.
What is your greatest extravagance?
My lovely car.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
If you could change one thing about yourself, what
would it be?
Eating more veggies… even though I’m a vegetarian.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I just finished teaching my first course with great success!
Who do you admire the most?
What is your most treasured possession?
My magic wand.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Her unconditional love of her children.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Where would you like to live?
Anywhere where I can interact directly with nature.
What is your greatest regret?
If you were invisible for a day, what would you do?
Go to a “samra” where an “Adani” singer is singing.
What is your motto?
The essence is Love.