When you need healing, what’s more important, the source of healing or the result? The question is, how do you find the right spiritual healers and earth stewards?
The pandemic brings clarity to the issue. It also shows us the importance of both physical and spiritual healing. Inner healing and freedom are the results of the right course of treatment.
Healing is an ongoing process of the body. When it functions well, we are healthy. Everyone needs help with healing from time to time, 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? What about combining traditional and modern health methods?
We propose integrating traditional and modern techniques because the healing process is intertwined with body, mind, and spirit.
The World Health Organization (1) defines integrated care as integrated health services delivery as:
“An approach to strengthen people-centered health systems through the promotion of the comprehensive delivery of quality services across the life-course, designed according to the multidimensional needs of the population and the individual and delivered by a coordinated multidisciplinary team of providers working across settings and levels of care.
It should be effectively managed to ensure optimal outcomes and the appropriate use of resources based on the best available evidence, with feedback loops to continuously improve performance and to tackle upstream causes of ill health, and promote well-being through intersectoral and multisectoral actions.”
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 positively affects our immune system and the body’s ability 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.
Authentic spiritual healers and earth stewards recognize the importance of an integrated approach to healing and life. People who care for themselves also care for others and the Earth. They take care of people and the planet because they depend on each other.
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. When superstition and conspiracy theory outweigh evidence and science, it diminishes our use of common sense.
What’s more important to you, the source or the healing result? Does the process of the religious pedigree matter more than the healing itself? Similarly, does the healing effectiveness depend upon the method or the healer? Is one “brand” or type of healing system superior to another? If so, why?
Inner healing and freedom of thought go hand in hand. Freedom involves the ability to consider the available facts. The belief in mythology and superstition cloud our ability to do just that. Instead, we recommend an “integrated healthcare approach” to your healthcare that focuses on bringing the best solutions together.
Spiritual Healers and Earth Stewards
There are claims of miraculous recoveries in every culture. All we know for sure is the body can heal. And it seems some people can facilitate the healing process. So, it doesn’t seem to matter what background the process originates.
“Alternative healing does not always offer a quick fix of a symptom, but it does offer a permanent healing that resonates beyond physical well-being. It creates a total uplift in attitude, enhanced spiritual awareness, and so much more that will change the way you appreciate life everyday. Embracing alternative healing by focusing on the cause and trusting the process as it unfolds will be a journey that can be trying or difficult at times, but it will always be extremely rewarding.” — Alice McCall
The religious pedigree of healing is the most important thing for many people. They believe their paradigm has special authority. So, it becomes a matter of religious prejudice. Some people shun the use of modern medical remedies. They make pilgrimages and travel to exotic places, searching for a source of healing. Still, others hold that prayer is the only acceptable source, but you must do it correctly.
All that seems to matter to the person in need is getting healed. But other people don’t think this matters. If you are sick or injured, all that matters is being healed. Hence, how you feel about this depends on your beliefs. What do you think?
There are stories of spiritual healers and earth stewards in all cultures who heal the mind, body, and soul. They look after the environment and nature. These are people who can expedite the healing process in some way. They come from all backgrounds. Some use techniques or methods, while others are people with a natural ability to help others heal.
“We should conceive of ourselves not as rulers of Earth, but as highly powerful, conscious stewards: The Earth is given to us in trust, and we can screw it up or make it work well and sustainably.” — Kim Stanley Robinson
Think about it this way. If any “single” religion could heal people better than other or modern medical treatment, everyone would use it. But this isn’t the case. People get healed no matter what they believe. What matters most is the correct medical treatment and a positive attitude.
The Key to Inner Healing and Freedom
Our blended learning curriculum includes traditional healing modalities, and we support teachers of Chinese medicine. The systems we teach include Reiki, Shiatsu, and Pejut. The first two, Reiki and Shiatsu, are well-known healing processes from Japan. The last one, Pejut, is an Indonesian process. It’s a far older process that uses elements used by those who created Reiki and Shiatsu. There are common elements to these systems. They all use a technique to collect and direct energy to facilitate healing.
Here’s another clue to finding the right spiritual healers and earth stewards; they recognize the effectiveness of other systems. Inner healing and freedom should not conflict with scientifically based medical treatments.
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.
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. 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. 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.
Above all, do not allow your zeal for spiritual processes to override sound medical science. Listen to health professionals and scientists. It is especially true in situations that involve life-threatening events. The pandemic is a good example. If you are sick or injured, your “key to inner healing and freedom” of choice is to use licensed medical professionals first.
True healing is an inward process that provides the freedom for healing. But, we must realize that some illnesses are too powerful for the body to overcome even with the help of both modern and ancient holistic medicine.
The Recommendations of Spiritual Healers
1) Always seek and use modern medical treatments first
We recommend using modern qualified medical care if you need medical attention. The methods mentioned above can, in most cases, you can use eastern healing modalities in conjunction with modern medical care.
2) Do your research
Check on the credentials of those who are providing the medical service. It isn’t always easy to get a clear answer. The person or organization providing the service isn’t obligated to tell you about past patients’ complaints.
Government and private licensing agencies can provide some information about hospitals and healers. They can give information on public complaints. Google is another good source for general information, ratings, and sometimes pending legal actions.
Ask for references. Follow up on them and see if they are reputable and legitimate. Some of the worst practitioners are those who sell their services the best. They use sales techniques and false claims to gain your trust. Make sure you are making an informed decision.
3) Communicate your treatment plan
If you combine traditional and modern medical remedies, let your caregivers know what you are doing. Speak with your medical professional about your use of other healing modalities. It is especially true for those under psychiatric care. Make sure there isn’t a conflict between the healing approaches.
4) Create a Healthy Lifestyle
Use as many healthy processes as possible to reinforce your overall durability. We call these processes spiritual technologies. These technologies include using methods like Reiki, Pejut, and Shamanic Journey. Meditation is one of the most powerful healthy lifestyle practices. Integrate meditation into your daily routine. It will help you create a path for your inner healing.
Many people don’t realize they are the source of healing. Some people are spiritual healers who have yet to awaken their gifts. The key to inner healing and freedom are linked. Proper use of modern medicine can make all the difference in recovery. But no matter what remedies you use, the body does the actual healing.
(1) Integrated Healthcare, www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/315787/66wd15e_FFA_IHSD_160535.pdf