The realm of spiritual healing is one that is viewed by the general populace through the lens of heavy skepticism. In most cases, you may have heard of the term in passing. Often, spiritually enlightened individuals on TV rave on about the miraculous powers of spiritual healing using jargon-heavy language, making it impossible for the uninitiated to comprehend it.
Today, we go back to the basics of spiritual healing to understand how it can help you in your journey of becoming a better, happier, and healthier person.
If you are the kind of person who has never subscribed to a particular religion, don’t fret! Spiritual healing does not include matters of religion. According to the NFSH Healing Trust, it is a form of therapy that involves the transmission of energy through the therapist to the patient. It encourages self-healing by removing tension from the mind and body and boosting the immune system. Moreover, no unnatural and invasive processes are involved. The goal is to help the patient achieve an overall sense of equilibrium and comfort.
The transmitted energy is not from the therapist. They can connect to universal or divine energy and act as the medium through which it can be channeled over to the patient. This energy then facilitates the healing of the mind, body, and spirit.
Spiritual healing adheres to the following tenets:
- Through the power of intention, one can command the direction of universal energy or spiritual force.
- When this energy is concentrated on another through the human energy field (aura), it heightens their spiritual vibrations.
- An unhealthy person is described as having low energy whereas healthy people are described as having high energy. This energy transmission improves the patient’s health and causes their highest nature to unwind.
- Repeatedly undergoing this process will help the patient quell their body’s inertia. It takes between 6-8 sessions to reach the promised level of wellbeing, especially for those with chronic illnesses.
A typical session will involve a patient sitting on a chair while the therapist attunes themselves to the universal energy. The energy is then harnessed and transmitted through the therapist’s hands to the patient’s body to achieve healing. It is critical to remember that the therapist cannot promise a certain outcome as they only act as a medium for the healing energy. Furthermore, the therapist can provide healing even without being physically present by guiding the patient through the visualization and attunement processes.
It is often challenging to achieve a spiritual awakening when near a complete stranger which is a prerequisite to a successful session. This is why it is important to pick someone with who you can be comfortable around. If you are looking for mediums near your area, you may want to check out https://mediumfinder.com/ where you can find dozens of different psychics each with varying specialties. Pick anyone whose expertise appeals to you and who fits your budget and you are set to go.
The answer to this is everyone! People carry many negative feelings such as anger, sadness, bitterness, anxiety, etc. in their day-to-day lives. Spiritual healing can help relieve them of the overwhelming burden borne from these negative emotions. Moreover, people struggling with mental and physical disorders are also great candidates for this technique.
There are multiple feelings associated with the flow of energy that people experience during a session. These include:
- Comforting heat from the therapist’s hands or an inner warmth
- Chilly sensations
- Other physical feelings (of being touched or in pain)
Patients undergoing healing sessions will realize the following benefits:
- Pain relief
- Alleviation of inner burden
- Reduction in physical symptoms
- A peaceful sensation of connection with the universe
- Increase in energy levels
Although there is no 100% agreed upon the mechanism, Dr. James L. Oschman, a pioneer in healing energy research, provided a possible explanation of how the spiritual healing process works. His groundbreaking research and expertise have given this field a level of credibility that even the most skeptical academic minds have not been able to refute.
In his ‘model of the intelligent body,’ he argues that the connective tissues in the body continue within the fluid matrix forming a continuum, joining all cells and vibrating with electromagnetic energy. The body operates because of this network and its electromagnetic flow which is 20 times faster than the central nervous system. He believes that this flow works best when the body is healthy and it extends beyond the body (aura) where exchange with the environment occurs.
Through this process, people can be the recipient of healing vibrations or intentions. In fact, this is how people can often sense whether a person has good or bad intentions toward them regardless of how they act.
Audit reports from Positive Care Programme which recorded the experience of skeptics who underwent healing but were not pro-healing techniques revealed that:
- 87% believed that healing had helped them
- 12% remained undecided (the majority of this group had undergone 1-2 sessions)
- 1 person didn’t believe it was of any help
Researcher Dave Benor analyzed 155 efficacy studies on several research subjects (enzymes, micro-organisms, cells, plants, animals, and humans). More than half of those evaluated provided statistically significant results attesting to the healing effect. Unfortunately, the studies he analyzed lacked rigidly regulated studies on human illnesses.
Sadly, there are several studies that both support and refute the healing effect in some measure. However, most of them are significantly lacking in their research methods which reduces their credibility.
Healing science is a budding field with loads of possibilities. Moreover, the works of figures such as Dr. Oschman has lent this subject area undeniable trustworthiness that even skeptics cannot ignore. A breakthrough isn’t far off once the research community starts building better formulated and structured studies on the healing effect.
Furthermore, the overwhelming amount of anecdotal evidence should prove in some measure that spiritual healing could prove complementary to traditional medicine. This was the conclusion reached by The House of Lords’ Select Committee on Science and Technology after evaluating Complementary and Alternative Medicine and its application in healthcare.