How do you define healing? This is a question worth considering. Our ideas about healing and the truth of the healing process may seem very far apart.
Healing means becoming more whole; since growth in consciousness means recognizing one’s prior wholeness, the spiritual path is the essence of healing. You cannot have healing on your own terms… If you want to be comfortable, get busy getting conscious. -James Wood
Early in 2008 I surrendered my life to the Creator as I firmly stepped on the path of truth. The evening of the surrender I had a spontaneous healing experience that can only be described as a spiritual transformation. I have told the story here and there, each time feeling like words cannot do it justice. It was intense, light, and freeing all at once.
I have offered healing services since that time with the realization that healing is available in different forms than one may initially think and it starts within. That’s a bold declaration in a world where many people experience suffering with little or no relief.
It can also be greatly misunderstood.
Pain is a form of awareness, bringing your attention to something. Healing often involves rooting out core stories, healing anger and resentment, and making patterns conscious. -James Wood
Healing is unique, intimate, and personal. If we seek healing as something other than the realization of our true nature – which we can gradually uncover through walking a path of truth, if we think a God of wrath must have mercy on us, or if we think healing comes from a “healer” – we are lost in the ways of the world. We are lost in that which is false.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines false as “not genuine, intentionally untrue, and adjusted or made so as to deceive” and healing as “the act or process of curing or of restoring to health.” Who deceives? We do. We deceive ourselves. We succumb to the darkness. We forget that the only way we can perceive darkness is when we are turned away from the light. We relinquish our personal responsibility in exchange for blame.
In the Christian context we credit Satan. That’s fine. We can call it Satan – the label does not matter as it still takes place inside of our own minds, hearts, and souls. We are aware of the results – illness, unrest, stress, misery, resentment, and a host of other negative experiences. We still choose to buy into the deception. It’s tricky, too, because we are handed loads of it by our parents, friends, schools, communities, churches, and the world. Lies. Lots of them.
And we believe them, become enmeshed with them. We think we are them.
A false experience of healing comes through falsely believing our own thoughts and crediting our or another person’s identity as the source of healing, instead of the Creator who resides within. Yes – we work together, we influence each other, and we can have a healing effect on one another. And yet, it is our own willingness, openness, and honesty that leads to our experiences.
In other words, I’m here waving a big sign for all of us – wake up! Wake up from the lies that have told the story of your life up to this point and experience the healing of the present moment, where truth resides.