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The subject of healing is vast and complex, but we humans
have a way of making things more difficult than they need be.
In order for healing to occur, the original problem (resistance
to the flow of life force energy) must be addressed. By the time a
healing crisis arises in the body, the problem has become multidimensional.
Most health problems originate in the emotional body and result from
suppressing and carrying old emotional issues around for a long time.
Another common cause of health problems is the taking on of other people’s
energy and negative psychic cording (attaching one’s energy field to
Ultimately, all that is needed for healing to occur is
to realize, deeply and completely, that we are created in the perfect
image and likeness of our Creator. Unfortunately, for most of us, this
truth is covered up with false beliefs carried from generation to generation
and lifetime to lifetime. The biggest blockage to realization of our
perfection is the belief in negative karma. This is the belief that we
must atone for past sins, even from past lifetimes. So it is necessary to
let go of all false beliefs and remain open and receptive to Spirit.
That said, there are specific criteria for healing. In
order to have true healing, there are two steps:
(1) You must FEEL and EXPERIENCE completely the issues
of the emotional body; AND
(2) You must detach and view with impartial awareness the
If you have only the first point, you become a drama king/queen,
hopelessly consumed by emotion. If you have only the second point,
you become cold and intellectual. Balance exists somewhere between the
At this point, I think we should be clear about definitions,
particularly feeling and emotion. I've always used feelings as a
generic word to describe anything from bodily sensations to intuitive
flashes. Emotions I've kept strictly to happiness, fear, anger, sadness
and the myriad combinations of these (such as jealousy, resentment,
grief, etc.). Perhaps the strangest of my concepts has been that I do
not consider guilt an emotion, but rather, a state of mind resulting
from fear and separation.
Emotion can be thought of as “energy in motion”. Strong
feelings involve a passionate energy at many levels of being. Passion
is a part of God. After all, if God didn't have passion, we wouldn't
God is everywhere, including fundamentalist revivals.
However, a lot of miracle or faith healings that take place at such
spectacles happen because of the power of belief. (There are also some
out and out frauds – plants in the audience, etc.) Certainly there are
real healings that utilize the scientific principles of life force energy.
But in order for healing to take place, there must be the proper receptivity
in both the “healer” and “healee”. Some folks probably do receive healing
at these carnival shows, but often the whole thing is like a three-ring
circus and Jesus probably ought to turn over their tables as well. If
the healings are not complete, the symptoms will return, often in a matter
of days or weeks.
This is not to belittle those of us with medical issues
or who are contemplating or have had surgery. What's done is done
and hopefully, allopathic medicine has performed well in alleviating
pain and preserving the body in these instances. Pain in the body is
not easy to deal with for most of us. It can darken our entire outlook
on life and make everything seem futile. That is when we need to focus
the most on our innate perfection. The most important step is to TRUST
OUR TRUE NATURE. This is easier said than done. First, we must peel back
the layers of low self-esteem, false beliefs and emotional traumas that
keep us locked into a self-image of failure and defeat. Having pulled
away all the layers of illusion, we discover our perfect, shining innocence
that was there all along.
"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always be
what you've always been," said a famous success motivation speaker.
In order for healing to occur at the physical and emotional level,
it must also occur at the mental level. That means recognizing recurring
behaviors, thoughts and belief systems that do not work in our lives.
If we have destructive habits and addictions, we must first realize that
we have the power within to overcome them. Then we must have the resolve
and commitment to heal them. If you see a truck about to run you over,
you instinctively move out of the way. It needs to be that way with our
ingrained negative patterns and addictions. If we instinctively recognize
the danger and see the mechanism of habit directly, we can see the steps
to take for resolution.
The reason destructive habits and addictions are not
healed is because we have conflicting desires within us. One part
wants this, another wants that. If that cigarette calms and relaxes
us, there is a payoff to smoking – we feel more calm and relaxed. We
might know, intellectually, that smoking is harmful, but the part
of us desiring reduced stress may be stronger, and the smoking continues.
Healing involves aligning all parts of ourselves behind a common goal
– to do what maximizes our soul growth, happiness and well-being.
The Healing Power of Music
Physicists have demonstrated convincingly that music
and sound vibrations have a significant effect on the organs of the
physical body, as well as the emotions and mind. Just ask anyone listening
to a favorite song what they are feeling. The right piece of music
can brighten a dreary day and bring happiness to someone down in the
dumps. This is true of both live acoustic music and electronic music.
Of course, there will always be something about the human voice and
the emotion musicians put into their playing of instruments that synthesizers
will never equal. I say this while being in awe of some of the accomplishments
of electronic musicians.
The most exciting part of the music field, for me, is
the healing property of certain sounds and vibrations. In the years
to come, there will be music produced that will automatically heal virtually
every malady known to mankind. The principle is simple: bombard the physical
system with the precise frequencies necessary to cancel out the discordant
vibrations of diseased tissues and organs. Already, many are involved
in this research.
There is a fairly well known experiment in which solids
are colloidally suspended in water and then bombarded with various
sounds and music. The solids will form geometric patterns in the suspension.
For more information on this, see the Convergence series. Every musical
note has a discrete vibration. Since everything in the universe vibrates,
the principles of harmonic resonance can be explored to effect healing
in virtually any life form. You may recall the plants that were fed strains
of Beethoven and grew much more rapidly and healthily than those that
had no music.
Since every condition has a signature sound/frequency,
it is simply a matter of mapping out the patterns and frequencies that
correspond to a given condition. Below is a list of some of the most
powerful healing music:
--Classical (particularly chamber music) – Examples: Pachelbel
Canon, Beethoven, Mozart, Wagner
--New Age (particularly flute and harp)
--Certain electronic music based on a 1-4-6 chord pattern
--Sine wave instruments (strings)
--Certain percussive beats that harmonize with the ambient
beat of the human heart
There are elaborate charts (such as Schumann frequency
tables) that map the beats per minute of various matter throughout
the universe and its effect on the human nervous system. Earth herself
has a base frequency of about 8 Hz, although it has been increasing
according to some sources. Links to sites that document this will be
provided at a later date.
On the Up-and-Down Nature of Spiritual Unfoldment
In order to understand the healing process, it is helpful
to illustrate the way we grow in awareness. It seems most of the time
we go through a four-cycle process in our spiritual growth.
1. An opening experience (satori).
This is an unexpected revelation or insight that spurs us
on to the next step in our growth. It may come when hiking in nature,
listening to music, hanging out with a teacher, etc. There is the feeling
of knowingness and often, extreme happiness.
2. A rapid period of change and growth.
This usually follows the satori experience. During this
phase one often makes numerous outer changes and redirects one's
life toward spiritual pursuits (if one was immersed in materiality)
or one simply refines one's personal path (if one is already spiritually
This is the hardest part of the process. This is where the
rest of the self has to catch up to the part that has been awakened.
During this phase, things seem to go backwards. There's a lot of "I
thought I was finished with this." Sometimes there's even "What happened
to my enlightenment?" This is related to the rubber-band effect, whereby
parts of the self have raised in vibration while other parts (usually emotional)
As the word implies, this is where all the parts of self
catch up and become One in the new level of awareness. The feelings
here are solid and real and one no longer relates to the self that existed
before the satori experience. It is no longer real. Eventually this
new self will dissolve and another cycle of growth will complete. Each
4-step cycle is like a ring on a spiral, and often we can look back at
the previous cycle and see how far we've come.
Many of us have gone through numerous cycles and are recognizing,
when in consolidation, that "this too shall pass." Sometimes simple
self-acceptance of the process is all that is required.
Even the great mystic, J. Krishnamurti, had extremely painful
headaches during his awakening. I think our bodies go through transmutation
as we increase our awareness, and sometimes the rearranging of cellular
tissues has side-effects.
Of course, some painful processes are related to the body
trying to get our attention when we ignore parts of ourselves. In
the case of highly awakened people, this is probably not the case,
Measuring Energy Levels
The ideas in this article provide a context or road map for
examining one's own vibrations. The ego will tend to analyze and obsess
over the levels of vibration. It is not necessary to constantly dwell
on the vibration of this and the vibration of that, but sometimes it is
helpful to have a system for measuring the vibration of a substance or
person. One of the systems currently in use is Dr. David Hawkins’ calibration scale,
used in conjunction with biokinesiology (muscle testing). I do not use muscle
testing very often, but it is sometimes a useful barometer for things the
conscious mind may not be aware of. I recommend you do the following:
Stand erect and hold out your strongest arm. Ask that all
information come from God Source and be used for the highest good.
Now state something that is obviously true, and push down on your
outstretched arm (with your other hand). Note the strength and resistance
to the push. Now state something that is obviously false and do the same
thing. This time your outstretched arm should go weak and be an easy
Now ask a yes/no question pertaining to your life path,
soul direction, diet, health, etc., and repeat the process.
David Hawkins and others use and refine these techniques
and know a lot more about biokinesiology than I do, so you should consult
them if you want more information.
Many years ago, I was involved in the practice of Integrative
Rebirthing (conscious breathing) and did warm water and cold water
rebirthing, among other things. This process involves drawing in a full
complete breath and then relaxing the exhale with a sigh. There is no
pause between the inhale and exhale, and no pause between the exhale
and next inhale. (Well, technically there is, but it is minimized.) The
rapidity of the breathing is proportional to the intensity of the experience.
One of the insights I received, which was borne out by
the practice of rebirthing, involves the body’s reaction to increasing
energy frequencies. When energy increases, there is a tingling sensation
in most people. This is neither right nor wrong, but it IS an indication
that higher energy is encountering blocks in the nadis or energy meridians
of the body. Once the blockages have been dissolved, the tingling stops
and a feeling of clarity, calmness and expansion is achieved. This happens
most of the time with clients in a rebirthing session. If the blockages
are heavy, there may be hyperventilation and tetany (partial paralysis).
These effects are also caused by not relaxing the exhale during the breathing
Often during a rebirthing, people experience memories from
birth and early childhood, or relive traumas. When you are rapidly
increasing the prana (life force) in your body over a short period
of time, anything not in alignment with the increased energy will push
itself to the surface of consciousness to be released.
The good thing about tingling and bodily sensations are
that they indicate a higher frequency of energy is trying to go through
the body. If you breathe, relax and allow the blockages to dissolve,
the tingling will be replaced by increased awareness and peace. PAIN
IS RESISTANCE TO THE LIFE FORCE. SUFFERING IS RESISTANCE TO PAIN.
Prana, or life force energy, often takes a form called
kundalini, that moves up and down the spine. This is the divine current.
Sometimes it's subtle; other times very intense. I'm sure you will experience
some form of this if you continue to meditate and practice conscious breathing.
In addition, there are many yogic techniques designed to enhance awareness
and movement of the kundalini. Another common name for life force energy
is chi, or qi.
A Word about Healing Priorities
It has been said by many (and I agree) that you cannot teach
higher truths while lower issues are dominating – in other words,
you cannot teach philosophy to a starving student - all he can think
about is his next meal.
We must recognize where a soul is in terms of experience
and if we feel guided to help that soul, we must communicate to the
level of that soul. I cannot teach calculus to a student who has not
learned her times tables.
Notwithstanding the above, every prayer and positive thought
does make a difference, even if we are not aware of the effects.
The Psychology of Healing
There are many writings that go deep into the subject
of emotions vs. intellect. Emotions and intellect must be balanced.
However, detachment, as I've defined it earlier, comes naturally as
a result of understanding and self-awareness and is definitely not the
same as "indifference" which is a pleasant name for "apathy." Apathy is
a form of denial that results in staying stuck in ignorance.
I would say about 90% of all ailments are emotional in origin.
Many psychologists believe crying and laughter are the best healers.
Releasing pent-up grief and sadness can be very therapeutic, as can
humor. A good ten minutes of hysterical laughter can heal just about anything
-- several prominent doctors including Norman Cousins and Gerald Jampolsky
relate stories about healing cancer through humor. Of course, laughter
produces tears, so the tears are a major part of the healing.
Another powerful factor in healing is forgiveness. True forgiveness
involves the ability to not only overlook an error, but rise above
it by seeing that no bad deed can ever erase the fact that we were created
totally innocent and have always been and will always be totally innocent.
Regardless of what horrible things we may have done in this lifetime
or another, God’s Love is always ready to wash away all trace of guilt
and shame. The belief that we are unworthy and deserving of punishment
(guilt) is what creates karma. Letting go of guilt erases karma. This
does not mean we should not have a conscience. A conscience is an innate
knowingness of what is right and best for our soul growth and the soul
growth of others. If we make a mistake, we forgive and move on. We remember
that nothing can take away our God-given innocence and perfection.
The times when I am able to forgive in this manner are
the times when I consciously understand that I am infinitely bigger
than the issue. For example, if someone were to say something insulting
about me, I can only get angry and resentful if I believe I am my personality
and/or body. If I know I have infinite worth and value, then I am not
truly offended and can let it go.
Like all humans, I am somewhat identified with my little
self. The level of identification varies from day to day, hour to
hour, for probably all of us. When I am in touch with my true Self,
there is a natural compassion that arises. When one has denied the true
Self, one becomes insensitive and callous to the suffering of others.
Insensitivity means one has suppressed one's feelings and turned a
blind eye to the suffering of others. It means we have failed to see
our brothers as ourselves.
Detachment, on the other hand, means one is not emotionally
caught up in the 3D drama. In fact, the more detached I am, the easier
it is to become compassionate and sensitive, because then my only desire
is to help another soul and I am not concerned for my own petty drama.
Oftentimes, the best way to cultivate compassion is to reach out
and help another soul. We get so focused on the “otherness of the
other” that we forget about our own problems long enough to realize
that just maybe they weren’t so all-encompassing in the first place.
This is true healing.
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