What’s more important, the source of healing or the result? The pandemic brings clarity to the issue. There’s a difference between physical and spiritual healing.
Healing is an ongoing process of the body. When it functions well, we are healthy. Everyone needs healing, and that’s why we seek healers and health care providers. Our attitude affects the ability of the body to heal. The question is, what matters the most? Is it the source or the result?
It is a fact, people with a positive attitude recover from illness or injury faster than people who have a negative attitude. When we expect a good outcome, it has a positive effect on our immune system and the ability of the body to heal. But, some illnesses and injuries need qualified medical care. Attitude is not the overriding factor in healing, the actual remedy is more important.
Spiritual Healers the Source of Healing
To some people, the source is more important than the result. It may not make sense, but some people will place religious mythology above medical remedies. That is the power of myth. It can program people to mistake mythology for a fact. This has a detrimental effect on our ability to use reason and common sense.
What’s more important to you, the source, or the healing result? Does the process or the or religious pedigree matter more than the healing itself? Similarly, does the degree of success depend more on the process or experience of the healer? Is one “brand” or type of healing system superior to another? If so, why?
There are claims of miraculous recoveries in every culture. All we know for sure is the body has the capacity to heal. And it seems some people can facilitate the healing process. So, it doesn’t seem to matter what background the process comes from. All that seems to matter to the person in need is that they get healed.
There are stories of spiritual healers in all cultures. They heal the mind, body, and soul. These are people who can expedite the healing process in some way. They come from all backgrounds. Some use techniques or processes, while others are people with a natural ability to help others heal.
The religious pedigree of the healing process is the most important thing for many people. They believe their paradigm has special authority. So, it becomes a matter of religious prejudice. In fact, some people shun the use of modern medical remedies. They make pilgrimages and travel to exotic places in search of the source of healing. Contending that the prayer from their belief system is the only acceptable source.
But other people don’t think any of this matters at all. They just want to be healed. Hence, how you feel about this depends on your beliefs. What do you think?
Healing Processes for Your Spiritual Toolbox
We teach several systems of physical healing. These include (but are not limited to) Reiki, Shiatsu, and Pejut. The first two Reiki and Shiatsu are healing processes from Japan. The last one, Pejut, is an Indonesian process. There are common elements to these systems. They all use a process for the collection and direction of energy to help facilitate healing.
Similarly, meditation is a proven healing technique. It reduces stress by lowering heart rate and respiration. Some believe stress is the hidden killer in modern society. Thus, meditation isn’t just an option, but a necessity.
Above all, do not allow your zeal for spiritual processes to override sound medical science. Listen to health professionals and scientists. This is especially true in situations that involve life-threatening situations. The pandemic is a good example. If you are sick or injured, your first source of healing should always be trained, medical professionals.
These techniques are just a few of the spiritual technologies we think every spiritual explorer needs. Besides, you never know when you need healing or need to help heal someone else. In fact, we’ve seen people who aren’t initially interested in becoming spiritual healers. They are surprised to learn they have a natural ability in this area.
There are also needs for emotional and spiritual healing. For that reason, many people have sought out the wisdom of an experienced Shaman. In fact, the Shamanic Journey is another spiritual technology we teach and highly recommend. You don’t have to be a Shaman. It is something everyone can learn. Sometimes you can identify and remedy the issues yourself. Other times you may need the assistance of an experienced healer.
1) Use modern medical treatments first
2) Do your research
3) Communicate your treatment plan
4) Create a Healthy Lifestyle
We call the methods for exploring consciousness spiritual technologies. We use these processes to explore the depth of human awareness. Awareness is a term synonymous with spirit.
These methods are proven tools of consciousness exploration. They can stand up to the rigorous test of science. These methods are repeatable processes. We can measure their unique physiological effects. These changes show states of consciousness different from waking, dreaming, and sleeping. They also have common experiential elements. Anyone can use them, all you need to do is follow the process. They do not require belief or faith in any religious doctrine.
Many people don’t realize they are the real source of healing. Some people are spiritual healers who have yet to awaken their gifts. Proper use of modern medicine can make all the difference in healing. But no matter what you use, it is the body that does the actual healing.
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(1) Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia