The term ‘spiritual healing’ is a broad one, and it is understandable that this term may have a variety of meanings for different people. However, all such definitions will have a few fundamental things in common.
- This type of healing is essentially non-physical in nature but may gradually lead to physical and health benefits
- It is a process in which a person aims to be whole and complete
- It is generally aligned in finding and celebrating your purpose in life
How does it work?
In order to fully understand how this enlightening and healing process truly works, there are several essential truths that you must keep in mind.
The Source of Healing Power
This type of healing makes use of spiritual energy, and this unique and powerful form of energy comes from a higher being. Although you’ll likely seek help from a spiritual healer, it doesn’t mean that the latter is the source of the healing energy itself. Rather, spiritual healers act as channels or vessels for healing energy. More importantly, the beautiful thing about this entire process is that anyone with a true desire to help and heal themselves and others may work at becoming spiritual healers themselves.
Indirectly Working with Physical Problems
Spiritual healing is not meant to directly cure cancer or some other kind of pathological disease. However, if your migraines or your stomachache is rooted in an underlying spiritual issue then this type of healing will eventually get rid of the physical symptoms that were manifested in our life by your spiritual problems.
Patience over Time
As mentioned several times earlier on, this type of healing is a process. As the saying goes, a leopard can’t change his spots overnight. Likewise, a man cannot change his heart or spirit in an instant either. Cleansing your life requires constant spiritual practice such as mediation and daily affirmations. There may be times that you’ll find yourself stumbling, but don’t let that stop you. It’s all part of the journey. What matters is getting back on your feet and moving forward.
7 Keys to Preparing for Spiritual Healing
The seven keys listed below are meant to put you in the best possible position for opening yourself to powerful spiritual energy which you can use to heal your own spiritual problems and, maybe later on, those troubling other people as well.
You are one with Spirit.
For many people, the idea of a higher being – a universal force that is greater than themselves – represents one of the ultimate truths in existence.
For some, this may be God, for others it might be nature or the universe itself. However we choose to view this higher power, one thing is clear: we ourselves are a part of it. That is to say, we are one with spirit.
From the moment of our birth into this physical world until our death, we are all connected to something greater than ourselves.
Whether this takes the form of a sense of inner peace or enlightenment, or an innate understanding that everything in life is part of a interconnected web, our connection to spirit is undeniable and undeniable part of who we truly are.
It helps us to understand that no matter how insignificant we may sometimes feel in this world, each of us has an essential role to play as individuals within the vast tapestry of humanity as a whole.
So if you find yourself struggling with your sense of place and purpose here on earth, remind yourself that you are not merely human; you are divine.
And through acknowledging your oneness with spirit, you can find strength in deep inner peace and acceptance for all those around you as well.
After all, we are all connected through that higher force as one with spirit. And in this way, there truly is nothing but love and goodness between us all.
Bad versus good energy
There is a fundamental difference between good and bad energy, and it is one that we must all be aware of in our daily lives.
While good energy comes from sources like kindness, love, and compassion, bad energy takes on more insidious forms like hate, envy, and greed.
These energies have the power to corrupt and poison us from the inside out, making us more susceptible to illnesses of body and mind.
In order to maintain our spiritual balance, we must constantly work to ward off evil energy.
This means cultivating positive thought patterns and avoiding anything that might rob us of our inner light.
We must strive to live in harmony with others by promoting goodwill towards all and resisting the temptation to harm or control others for selfish gain.
By doing so, we can keep ourselves firmly grounded in the good energies that are ultimately our greatest source of strength.
After all, as the Dalai Lama once said, “our ultimate goal should be to cultivate good mental qualities.”
And above all else, this requires vigilance against evil so that we don’t lose ourselves to its dark influence.
So choose wisely your thoughts and emotions – for they are powerful forces for both good and evil.
And may we always find the courage within ourselves to seek out only the best of energies in this world!
Acceptance of imperfections
While many of us have been taught to avoid making mistakes and strive for perfection, we must not forget that mistakes are an inevitable part of life.
Whether it is minor slip-ups or serious missteps, we cannot hide from our imperfections indefinitely.
Rather than berating ourselves for our shortcomings or wallowing in regret over past actions, we should embrace these moments as opportunities for growth and self-improvement.
Even the most seemingly insignificant flaws can provide valuable insight into how we can do better in the future.
By acknowledging these weaknesses and applying the lessons they teach us, we can transform negative experiences into positive ones, ultimately leading us toward a more peaceful and fulfilling path forward.
So don’t let yourself get bogged down by self-doubt or criticism; focus on accepting your flaws and working to overcome them instead.
In doing so, you will find strength where you once saw weakness and discover that imperfection is truly perfect after all.
The power of truth
The power of truth is a force that touches every aspect of our lives.
Whether we realize it or not, truth shapes and defines our experiences, forming the foundation of who we are and how we interact with the world around us.
In fact, you could say that truth is the bedrock of all our relationships.
At its core, truth can help to counteract negative emotions like envy and resentment.
When we come face to face with those harmful feelings, it is the power of truth that helps us to push past them and truly experience the full extent of our emotions.
In essence, then, truth has an undeniable ability to bring healing and liberation into our lives.
So why not embrace its power today?
With the strength and wisdom that only comes from knowing and living the truth, there is no limit to what you can achieve. And in this way, you will truly be free.
The ability to self-examine is one of the most important skills we can develop throughout our lives.
By constantly questioning our words, thoughts, feelings, and actions, we can stay in touch with our deeper sense of right and wrong.
This process helps us to stay grounded and mindful as we interact with others, and it protects us from becoming complacent or overconfident in our spiritual journeys.
At the same time, self-examination requires humility and openness in order for us to gain any real insight into our lives.
We must be willing to acknowledge the parts of ourselves that are worthy of praise as well as those that are problematic or harmful.
Only by observing ourselves honestly and without judgment can we begin to make lasting changes in our attitudes and behaviors.
So whether you are just starting out on your path towards spiritual enlightenment or have been traveling intensely for many years, never stop examining yourself thoroughly and honestly at all times.
With courage and perseverance, you will gain true insight into your deepest nature – a sponge-like ability to absorb life’s lessons without becoming hardened or corrupted along the way.
The blaming game
There is a powerful force at play in our lives that we often overlook: ourselves.
Whether we are battling personal problems, struggling with success, or simply trying to move forward in life, it can be easy to point the finger at others for our struggles and setbacks.
But the truth is that many of our challenges lie not in what’s going on around us, but within our own minds and hearts.
This is not an excuse to avoid responsibility for our actions or to escape facing the facts of a given situation.
Rather, it is an acknowledgement that how we choose to respond to events around us has a huge impact on how they manifest.
Whether we find ourselves giving in to feelings of negativity, stress, and frustration; or if we take a moment to reflect on what we’re thinking and feeling, choosing positivity and focus instead; ultimately determines the outcomes in our lives.
In other words, by taking a step back, being honest with yourself, and working on cultivating more positive thoughts and emotions, you can do quite a lot to steer your life in the direction you want it to go.
So before you start looking for someone else to blame for your problems or setbacks, try looking inward instead – after all, you have much more control over yourself than you might think.
When we talk about faith, we are not simply referring to the customs and rituals of a particular religious tradition.
Rather, we are talking about the deeply personal beliefs and values that shape our perspective on the world and guide our actions.
At its core, faith is about having an unshakeable conviction in the values that define who you are.
It is your guiding light, giving you strength when you face adversity and helping you to find meaning in all aspects of life.
As such, it should come as no surprise that faith can play an essential role in fostering healing and growth on both the individual and collective levels.
When you have strong faith, whatever form it might take in your own life, it gives you the spiritual foundation that enables you to work through pain and distress.
You believe that there is good in the world even when bad things happen, which can help sustain hope even during challenging times.
And because your faith reassures you of your inherent value as a human being, you are more likely to treat others with compassion and respect.
In other words, by developing a deep sense of faith within yourself, you naturally open yourself up to the possibility of becoming a spiritual healer for others.
Whether by sharing what you have learned from your own struggles or simply by offering support during difficult times, your ability to bring healing into the world will be directly proportional to the depths of your personal beliefs.
So if there is one thing that we can all learn from various religious traditions around the world, it is this: no matter what hardships we might face in life, building faith within ourselves will help us find inner peace and become healers for those around us.
It is not always easy to see yourself clearly and to independently make necessary changes in your life.
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Peace and Happiness
Dr. Janet Erickson, DD
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