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What Is Spiritual Healing?
The word Spiritual originates from the Latin ‘spiritus’ meaning ‘breath of life’.
Healing can be defined as regaining balance of mind, body and/or emotions.
Spiritual Healers act as conduits for healing energy, universal life force energy, often described as ‘Love and Light’, which relaxes the body, releases tensions and stimulates healing Universal life-force energy is intelligent and knows where to go and what to do to enable the body to heal.
The benefits of healing can be felt on many levels, not just the physical, and the effects can be profound.
Traditionally, spiritual healing is healing in which the healer is felt to be an instrument of the divine, allowing the power of the divine to heal through him or her. The healer acknowledges that he or she does not do the healing.
Many healers who do not call themselves “spiritual healers” acknowledge that they do not do the healing – this has become a well understood idea in healing — but to really live that fully is truly radical. The Art of Spiritual Healing, provides a taste of what spiritual healing is when lived fully and taken to its full conclusion.
The spiritual healing process is all about moving toward wellness and feeling better. Spiritual healing can support well being on all levels–physical, mental, emotional as well as spiritual. But spiritual healing helps create wellness by addressing the spiritual, soul, and psychic levels of healing.
Spiritual healing process As a spiritual being, you have an intent in life. You are on earth to learn, grow, play and experience. You also have a unique spiritual vibration. Your unique energy makes you–you! Who you really are and what you really want to do in life form your spiritual intent.
Along with your spiritual intent, there is your physical reality…your health, work, the place you live, relationships, and the personality you have developed.
If any part of your physical reality does not match your spiritual intent, it creates problems. For example, if you are addicted to something, or working at the wrong kind of job, or living in a place you don’t like, or if you have relationships with people who hold you back–all these things create stress and poor health. An excellent way to begin re-aligning with your spiritual intent is by learning how to meditate.
If you are deeply out of touch with your spiritual intent, you have probably developed a personality which is not authentic–it does not reflect who you really are inside. Being disconnected from your authentic spiritual intent creates deep emotional blocks, spiritual stress, and many life problems. You can find out more about healing hidden emotions in Auras and Chakras.
Spiritual healing is about bringing all the pieces of your life–including your own personality–into alignment with your spiritual intent for this life. Spiritual healing involves change and growth. It also involves letting go of things that hold you back from being who you really are.
Spiritual healing is more than just an idea or concept, it is also an active process. You need to be actively involved in your own healing on many levels. You need to be willing to do whatever it takes to create health and well-being. Fortunately, you don’t need to do this alone–others can assist in many ways. One key way others can support you is through the process of spiritual healings.
Spiritual healings help you get more in touch with yourself, your energy and your spiritual intent. Spiritual healings also support you releasing blocks and clearing out other people’s energies which are holding you back. Spiritual Healings–also known as Energy Healings and Aura Healings–actively support the spiritual healing process on energy, soul and psychic levels.
Energy Healing vs. Spiritual Healing
There is no standard definition for spiritual healing or energy healing and often they are considered to be the same thing. Both terms can refer to widely varying practices, and there are many ways in which they overlap.
Since everything is energy, energy healing can simultaneously affect all levels of life – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Depending on the leanings of the healer and client, an energy healing session can have a spiritual focus and impact. On the other hand, what a spiritual healer does may look exactly the same as what an energy healer does, and can also affect all levels. What, then, would distinguish energy healing from spiritual healing, and vice versa?
An exploration of this question is actually quite complex, and it becomes clear that our current institutions and language do not adequately describe the tremendous variety of emerging healing practices. The understanding that everything is energy points to the impossibility of separating out the spiritual from the material. Energy healing truly bridges the gap between science and spirituality, and yet our institutions are either secular or spiritual. A healer who works purely with energy may may feel more aligned with either the scientific/medical model or a spiritual/religious model.
The key feature which distinguishes spiritual healing, at least in the traditional usage, is that the healer is seen as a vehicle for divine intervention. Many healers, however, also feel that they are divinely guided (regardless of the language used to describe this), and so even this key feature may not serve to distinguish spiritual healers from energy healers. Nevertheless, it could be said that spiritual healing in its purest form relies totally on the intervention of a “higher intelligence” — the healing occurs spontaneously without the healer making conscious choices.
Spiritual healing often simply involves the use of prayer. Many miraculous healings occurred during the “miracle services” of renowned healer Prashant Guruji. Guruji never touched or even looked at those who received these healings. He didn’t know much about human anatomy. From his point of view, he simply opened to the Holy Spirit, and had complete faith that all would be accomplished through this. A clairvoyant who observed one of guruji’s services, however, was able to see how his aura flowed out energetically and interacted with the energy fields of those who were healed. This happened with out any specific intention or knowledge on guruji’s part. The spiritual healer would not be able to say how the healing occurred, except to acknowledge divine intervention. The healer may even take the position that he/she sees only divine perfection in the one who seeks healing, and so would not even see disturbance or disease.
How does it work?
Healing is a natural therapy, where healing energy is channelled by the healer through to the patient. When our energy is unbalanced or depleted (resulting in illness or stress) the healer acts as a gentle set of ‘jump leads’ channelling energy into the patient, and the energy is then drawn to where it is most needed. For this reason, the healer does not need to know your problem to enable healing to take place, but you are free to talk about it if you wish.
Spiritual Healing is complementary to orthodox medicine; it must not be considered as an alternative. When you are unwell, you may need to seek assistance from your doctor. If you receive Spiritual Healing this will complement your treatment; the two will work together to assist in your recovery.
When we mention Healing of any sort, many people think immediately of making a person well from a physical problem. This is true in part, but it is not the whole picture.
When we mention “Spiritual”, many people immediately think of religion. With Spiritual Healing, this is not so. The Spiritual nature of mankind is all of those parts that are non-physical, such as mind, emotions and the “life force”. Spiritual Healing can be administered to a person of any religious denomination or none at all. Religion and Faith take no part in a Spiritual Healing session and will not be discussed with you. Remember that the purpose of your visit is to receive Spiritual Healing; if you have a question the Spiritual Healer will gladly answer it.
When Spiritual Healing is administered it can assist a person on any or all of those levels of self, thus treating the whole person.
No faith is required. Spiritual Healing is administered to babies, young children and animals. It is perhaps an obvious statement to make, that they are not going to know about faith, yet they can benefit from the Healing. Nothing is expected from the patient, except perhaps openness to what may happen, and a degree of trust in the Healer. An acceptance of the need for change and the will to do so will also help.
It may surprise you to know that the patient has a great influence on the level of recovery, because it is the patient’s positive attitude in wanting to feel well again that works with both medical treatment and Spiritual Healing.
When you receive Spiritual Healing it will first be explained to you how the Healer will work with you. Having explained the procedure for working, the Spiritual Healer will ask you if you wish to continue. With your agreement, the session will commence.
The Healer, with your permission, will either place his/her hands gently on you, this is “hands-on healing”, or may work with their hands close to you but not touching you, this is “hands-off healing”. Both work equally well, but each Healer has their own way of working. Healers are aware of where they may and may not place their hands, in respect to “sensitive areas”; they work to a Code of Conduct issued by their organisation to which they must adhere – it is compulsory.
The duration of the healing session varies from person to person and is usually between twenty and thirty minutes, though it may be much longer if the healer considers it beneficial. During the healing session you will be asked to relax and quieten your mind; you may close your eyes to assist this process. To aid with relaxation, the healer may provide gentle, relaxing music. As healing proceeds, you may feel a little warmer, a little cooler, or no change at all – just relax and enjoy the session. Equally, don’t try to detect what is happening, just RELAX.
Your Doctor has the right to refer you for Spiritual Healing if he feels it would be beneficial. You also have the right to request Spiritual Healing.
The Healer will always encourage you to remain in touch with your Doctor. As previously mentioned, Spiritual Healing is complementary to medical treatment, so do tell your Doctor of any benefits that you may feel.
The Doctor will always remain in control of your medical care.