What is healing? What needs to be healed in one's life and in the world? How can we activate the inner healer?
As someone who for years drew inspiration from the New Thought Movement, I have learned that the only thing that needs to be healed is a sense of separation from the Source, and that which heals is a revelation of our unity with the Source of All Creation. The two basic principles of New Thought are (1) the Divine is everywhere and therefore in every human being and (2) Consciousness is the real thing which precedes matter. In fact, from this point of view, the only thing that needs to be healed is a wrong perception of what's real. Such perception fosters experiences of lack whether it be lack of resources, lack of power, lack of ability, lack of rights, lack of meaning and value, lack of love, lack of hope etc...
So this is then t h e o n l y thing that needs to be healed... hmmmmmm...
Obviously, it's not that simple.
Many holistic therapies deal with restoring energy flow in the body - the flow of a life force essential for our existence. In Chinese Medicine it's known as Chi, in Sanskrit, Prana and in the West as Life Energy. When the free flow of energy in the body is restored, we return to the original movement of life that enables healing naturally. The causes for energy blocks are multiple. Poor nutrition, toxins that the body can not clean up, sttucked emotional patterns, limiting beliefs that run the landscape of our consciousness as well as traumatic memories that have not been resolved.
So on the one hand, we must lift our consciousness to re-member that we are not separated from the eternal and unlimited energy of creation, and on the other hand, we must open the channels of energy in the body in order to allow the free flow of life.
From the point of view of German New Medicine (or Recall Healing), what heals is letting go of our interest in symptoms of disease and study the roots. What we call "illness" is probably a precise biological program that our brain activates to ensure our survival and restore us back to balance.
But perhaps in the simplest, most practical way that can be applied through daily practice, what heals is the ability to stay fully present with what is at this moment .... To welcome the experience as it is, to turn our faces toward the difficulty and not away from it, to open our hearts to fear ... to dissolve the hard places and cultivate intimacy with ourselves on all levels .... to welcome our pains into the living room of our awareness rather than keep it behind locked rooms ....
What heals is the possibility to host in our space more and more of what we have previously denied; To take responsibility for parts in us that we have repressed; to reconnect what we have disconnected in the past... Because each such disconnection holds life energy of an unfulfilled potential.
What we really need is the ability to observe clearly without judgment.
More listening and less attachment
Beyond all, healing occurs when we devote ourselves to open and unlimited spaces of consciousness ... beyond what we imagine we can ever be.
Healing is a revelation ... a new creation.
An elevation of perception
It's a process of more attunement to ourselves
Refining our intelligence
Listening internally with more precision
Cultivating our natural intuition
Healing is in fact a recollection of our true nature
An authentic expression of our essence.
And so we return back to the beginning.
When we follow this path, we become people who can transfer a lot more light...
and we can allow others to discover their own healing power
We are then mirrors which reflect for the other not so much the contracted self but the expanded potential inherent in them
This way we heal each other and the world.
One of the most precious pieces ever written about healing belong to Stephen Levine in his most sensitive and poetic book: "Healing into Life and Death":
״Love is the bridge. It is the whisper of underlying suchness. To enter this reality, we let go of the thoughts and feelings that filter mercy and forgiveness, the resistance, the fearful doubts that seduce awareness into identification with the unhealed. We let the mind float in the heart.
When the mind is clear we can see all the way to the heart recognizing how all that seems so solid—thought, feeling, the body itself—is actually in constant change, we watch the process like a complete beginner—as resistance melts and less obstructs our clear passage inward, we go beyond our suffering, crossing the chasm between the unhealed and the ever uninjured. Love is the last element of form which take us to the formless, a quality of the mind which reflects the nature of the heart and is the essential connection between the two. when love fills the mind, it opens into the heart. It is a key to reopen the connection whose experience is a sense of fulfillment and wholeness. when a merciful awareness is sent into mental or physical discomfort, the context changes. Acceptance receives the moment like water, yielding, absorbing.
...healing comes not from being loving but from being itself. It is not a case of being clear but of clear being. This healing is not about anything else but being itself. Nothing separate, no edges, nothing to limit healing. Entering, in moments, the realm of pure being, the gateless gate swings open-- beyond life and death, our original face shines back at us….״