It is unfortunate that we find ourselves in a time where thinking is so sharply polarized when it comes to the question of how an “intelligent” or “spiritual” person should go about seeking healing for illness. Is prayer for a healing, or alternative holistic treatments we can administer ourselves enough?
Does prayer and “spiritual healing” even work? What about doctors? Aren’t doctors the true healing experts? Or are doctors unnecessary and just selling disease?
Some are all for depending on doctors only, seeing time-honored alternative medicine and spiritual healing as pure, unadulterated quackery and bait for the dim-witted or gullible.
Then there are the spiritually-minded perspectives on healing that sometimes can justify such prejudices. You see this–unfortunately–a lot in the metaphysical arena just as much as among the religious.
There are many that see doctors and conventional medical treatments as the ultimate evil; they’ve declared war on modern medicine. Such people are hellbent (oh-the-irony) on self-medicating through “natural,” alternative, holistic and prayer-only methods no matter what, with often tragic consequences.
Sadly, both sides are missing out on some of their best opportunities for achieving the return to perfect health they so urgently desire.
This one-sided way of thinking is completely out of balance, and in my opinion, an insult to the God-given intelligence we all possess but forget to use.
In truth, all genuine healing methods are supported by the divine as God is the only healer and therefore the real power–the ultimate Source–behind any healing we receive, no matter the provider or method.
This means God works through spiritual healers of all kinds of course; but he also works through your conventional medical doctors, naturopath, psychotherapist–your dentist and your acupuncturist, too.
Whether your doctor, healer, prayer group, or herbalist are conscious of this fact or not, doesn’t matter.
Nothing draws someone closer to the divine than healing and anyone engaged in true healing service is being actively guided by a higher power.
I love how Barbara describes seeing an Angel of Healing working with a surgeon once.
The doctor was performing a hysterectomy on a friend of hers, and it was his first time doing this procedure. But the angel was there with the doctor, and it was strongly guiding him.
“Now, cut right here…No! No! Not there!”
Let’s just say, God and his angels are intimately involved in matters of our health and healing.
If you simply pray for healing, I do believe a sudden and inexplicable miracle can happen.
God is unlimited.
Please consider the more everyday scenario that your very ordinary “miracle” answer may be a brilliant spinal surgeon.
This walking, talking human miracle who, heaven-only-knows-why, voluntarily slaved away for perhaps a decade (or more) studying and learning these God-inspired methods…
…just so he could be the instrument through which God heals your spinal injury.
This perspective is a true affirmation of our faith, not to mention more respectful of our God-given intellect.
Too many spiritual people poo-poo the intellect, but a strong and clear mind and keen intellect are hallmarks of an evolving soul.
God gave you your intelligence and He gave you doctors and all the medical advances, including things like vaccinations.
He is the SOURCE OF IT ALL.
During our life here on earth, we live in a physical universe and so we are going to be subject to the effects of physical life. One of those effects can be illness, but we are so fortunate today to have the means and options to combat illness from every level.
So use them!
When we pursue all possible avenues of healing in times of sickness, we truly acknowledge the Oneness of God, and God as the source of all healing, all great inventions, and all great inspirations.
Including an inspiration to complete medical school!
If God did not give you that inspiration, then you are not a doctor.
I know it’s hard (it’s so hard for me too!), but wisdom is knowing that perhaps, in some things, you know really nothing at all.
Seek a doctor’s opinion when you are ill or in mental/emotional distress. Meditate and pray about the advice they give you. Then, try to do what they tell you as you feel guided to.
By honoring the doctor, you honor God who works through them, and show your gratitude for the body He has given you to care for.
That’s not to say there aren’t real abuses, mistakes, and pitfalls on all sides to watch out for.
We all have free will, and sometimes even those who are supposed to be working to help us don’t listen to that “still small voice” that speaks to us all, but we can choose to ignore.
That’s how we end up with the most upside-down situation these days of doctors with a calling to heal leading a life that only destroys; or drug companies who make life-saving vaccines POSSIBLY harming others selling us all far more than we really need.
That is why we must emphasize the need to cultivate discernment and our intuition even in seeking healing, whatever the source.
The point is this: these three main avenues (medical, spiritual healing, natural/alternative) are meant to work together–synergistically–to help bring about healing.
The Kingdom of Light metaphysical tradition teaches that illness is really a call to God.
Perfect health is our divine birthright and therefore our most natural state. When we have fallen ill, somehow we have fallen out of alignment with divine law. We have broken some spiritual or physical law and are experiencing the effects.
To bring mind, body, and soul back into alignment, we pursue the various practices to address every level.
I just had my wisdom teeth–all four–removed last month.
Because I needed a lot of bone removed on one side of my jaw where a tooth had come in sideways, and I also WOKE UP up and MOVED in the middle the surgery, causing the dentist to slice the inside of my cheek (all that light work no doubt makes it harder for me to stay unconscious and impossible to hypnotize), I was in A LOT of pain.
It was unbelievable, my face swelling on one side, and I was out of work for three days. Worst physical pain of my life.
So what did I do? I pursued every avenue of healing.
I filled a prescription for Tylenol 4, alternating with ibuprofen at the minimum doses (hey, no need to overmedicate).
I rinsed with hydrogen peroxide, tea tree & frankincense oil and water. I applied arnica gel to the swollen side of my face and took the arnica homeopathic pellets. I couldn’t use salts or broths with the gash in my mouth, but had I not I was supposed to rinse with salt water and drink salty broths.
That’s how I had the conventional and alternative medicinal approaches rocking for me.
Then, I brought in the spiritual.
In my meditations, I asked for certain energies specifically for healing and rebuilding the atomic structures–like the sapphire blue ray and the pure white light–directing the energies with my hands as I would in conducting direct healings on others. Before bed, I prayed to be taken to the Temples of Healing on the inner planes.
When I went back for my one-week followup, the dentists were pretty amazed that my holes were already closed up for three of my teeth and nearly closed for the sideways one. The swelling was almost gone. I had no food trapped anywhere, and the gash on my inner cheek was closing up. No signs of irritation.
I know that everything worked synergistically as it should, and God had healed me swiftly as I honored every approach within my means.
But I believe the spiritual healing aspect can be the real clincher! So definitely stay open to always incorporating the spiritual through prayer, divine light work, healers or however you best feel guided.
In summary, when we are sick, we are meant to pursue all possible avenues of healing to bring ourselves back into alignment with divine law.
That means we see our medical doctor and visit our alternative medicine practitioner and even a psychotherapist, as we deem appropriate.
Finally, since fully 50 to 75% of all illness has a spiritual root (meaning we CREATE it ourselves through wrong thinking & destructive emotions), it is honestly to our detriment and a big loss to neglect seeking out spiritual healing by meditating, praying, and enlisting the services of professional spiritual healers we feel ourselves drawn to.
If you don’t believe in God or the supernatural, that’s okay! You are no doubt where you need to be in your spiritual evolution. But you can still ask friends who do believe to pray for you. Or just mention your distress to them because you know most of us will decide to pray for you even when you didn’t ask!
Mysteriously crazy amazing things have and do happen from others praying for us. The power of their faith and belief can be enough as God works through them to reach you.
Others praying for you costs you nothing, demonstrates your superior respect and tolerance of others, helps you to keep your own mind sharp and heart open, and certainly won’t hurt…and it helps the people praying for you grow and heal, too.
Thank you for reading this. Please scroll on down and leave your comments or questions below and I will be happy to help you out.
In Light & Love,
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