"What is spiritual healing?"
Spiritual healing, or spirit healing, is not new. It is something that
has been around for thousands of years, but it has become widely known
through the Spiritualist movement, especially in England.
No healing ever comes just from the healer. It is the healing force
and energies coming from "spirit" or God via the medium of the healer,
which effect healing in a patient.
The word "spirit" may sound spooky and weird, but "spirit" is often
used as a generic term to collectively describe God and sometimes
those souls on the 'other side', who come to assist with healing.
These are loving souls who still wish to be of service to humankind.
They may be Guides, or they may simply be people who were doctors
or healers in their last earthly incarnation and still wish to continue
this healing work.
There are two 'types' of healing in practice. In both cases, the
healer is aware of a bountiful, endless supply of healing energy flowing
through them from God the healer and the healer's physical
body act as a conduit between God's healing energies and the patient.
In the second case, the spirit guides or doctors may "overshadow"
the healer, subtly directing the healer's hands to certain places
on the patient's body where healing can best be effected.
You may have heard the term "healing hands" before. This
is especially true of a spirit healer as the hands are often the focal
point through which healing is disseminated (although healing energies
can in fact be passed from the whole body).
"What do you mean 'last incarnation'?"
We actually live many lives, in many places, as totally different personalities
the only continuous thing is our soul. The purpose of this is
to gain spiritual growth from the different experiences which life has
to offer. Through God's divine providence, we usually have no memory
of our previous lives.
It's providential because it means we aren't affected through awareness
of any past misdeeds. How could we ever strive forward if we knew that
we had committed a horrible act? This would make it much more difficult.
When one strives to grow spiritually, and comes closer to God through
meditation and right living, you will become aware of some past life
memories. It's a natural process but you will only become aware
of something when you are spiritually ready for it.
"Do we all have a spirit guide?"
Yes. We all have a guide, often more than one. A guide is a spirit
who has felt drawn towards us and wishes to be of service to us. It
is a wonderful thing. When we pray to God, our guides are those closest
to us, who try and assist us whenever, and wherever they can. Although
you should not pray to your guide, always pray to God.
"I don't believe in God..."
Whether you believe in God or not, God is there. God is known by many name
by many different people: Jehovah, Allah, Brahma, Creator, or
Divine Creator, or maybe Divine Spirit. Native Americans have often
used the term Great Spirit or Great White Spirit.
"I'm not religious..."
God has nothing to do with religion. Religions are basically man-made
institutions, who may have God as the centre of their religion, but
they can often obscure God with a lot of dogma.
A great soul, Sri Chinmoy, once said:
"Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed they all
but windows through which shines the light of God."
Another excellent way of looking at it is imaging all the world's great
religions are the spokes of a wagon wheel, and God is the hub they all point to God.
"Can anyone heal?"
Yes, anyone has the capacity to heal. But to be the most effective
healer you have to develop yourself to achieve a closer link to your
guides and God.
You can develop yourself through prayer, meditation on God and right
living. It is also a great help to read a lot of books about other people's
experiences. Your experiences will not be the same as anyone elses
we are all individuals but you can learn from these experiences.
Keep your mind open and be aware that not everything you read is true
or right use your own intuition to discard what doesn't sound
or feel right. "How will I know what is true and right?" You
know a tree by the fruit it bears, and it is the same with Truth, "By
their fruits shall ye know them".