Spiritual Healing – God, spirit, life energy and ayurveda

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Spiritual Healing 

Spiritual healing is the oldest type of healing known to humanity. There has always been some form of spiritual healing available in all tribes and societies: our Druid tradition of healing and spirituality, the North American Medicine man, the wise men and wfomen who occupied a special place in every tribe, helping to heal the sick through the power of the spirit, and to guide the tribe in times of crisis, and in matters of life and death. Due to many people’s disillusionment with traditional religions there has been a huge upsurge in interest in the whole area of spirituality in recent years.

Spirituality in its broadest sense concerns the exploration, the awareness and the integration of spirit with our other physical, mental and emotional sides to create balance, harmony, wholeness and meaning in our lives. Spirit is that part of ourselves which is eternal and unique to each individual. Yet spiritually we are connected to all other life forms in a transpersonal way, each being a vital part of the whole. People who wish to explore their personal spirituality need not have any specific beliefs, as the spiritual experience can be viewed humanistically – as the link between all earth-life, between the whole of nature, animals and human beings. 

Spirituality involves the recognition and acceptance of a God (Brahman, El, Elohim, Tao, Allah) beyond our own intelligence and with whom we can have a relationship. This God can provide an experience of inspiration, joy, security, peace of mind, and guidance that goes beyond what is possible in the absence of the conviction that such a power exists. Spiritual healing is when energy is transmitted to the person who needs it. The treatment works on the body, mind and spirit, which are seen as one unit that must harmonize for good health. If a separate healer is involved, the healer will place the hand on the person being treated to channel the energy from the Higher Source. The spiritual healing can help mental and emotional problems and physical conditions such as a frozen shoulder. 

Spirituality can be seen as being distinct from religion. Different world religions have proposed various doctrines and belief systems about the nature of God (Brahman, El, Elohim, Tao, Allah) and humanity’s relationship with it. Spirituality, on the other hand, refers to the common experience behind these various points of view. It is an experience involving an awareness of and relationship with something that transcends your personal self as well as the human order of things. This „something” has been given various names („God” being the most popular in Western Society) and defined in ways that are too numerous to count. We call it simply as the God. You can choose to define what that means for yourself in whatever way feels most appropriate. Your own sense of God can be as abstract as „cosmic consciousness” or as down-to-earth as the beauty of the ocean or mountains. Even if you regard yourself an agnostic or atheist, you may get a sense of inspiration from taking a walk in the forest or contemplating a beautiful sunset. Or a small child’s smile may give you a special sense of joy. 

Energy medicine is one of five domains of „complementary and alternative medicine” (CAM) identified by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) in the United States. Subfields within the practice of „energy medicine” and even practitioners themselves vary wildly in terms of philosophy, approach, and origin. NCCAM divides the overall approach to the practice of „energy medicine” into two general categories: 

  • – putative, therapies predicated on theorized forms of „energy” (that is, forms of energy of which scientific investigation has not confirmed the existence)
  • – veritable, therapies which rely on known forms of energy (that is, forms of energy such as electromagnetism whose existence has been confirmed and proven by scientific investigation)

Some claims of those purveying „energy medicine” devices are known to be fraudulent. Their marketing practices have drawn law-enforcement action in the U.S. Reviews of the scientific literature have generally concluded that the evidence for energy healing is not convincing, indicating that distant healing is no better than a placebo, although concerns about a lack of good-quality data are frequently reported.

Varieties of energy medicine

The term „energy medicine” has been in general use since the founding of the non-profit International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine in the 1980s. Guides are available for practitioners and other books aim to provide a theoretical basis and evidence for the practice. Energy medicine often proposes that imbalances in the body’s „energy field” result in illness, and that by re-balancing the body’s energy-field health can be restored. 

Spiritual healing is the channelling of healing energies through the healer to the patient. It re-energies and relaxes patients to enable their own natural resources to deal with illness or injury in the best possible way. By directing energy, usually through the hands, the healer seeks to supplement the depleted energy of the recipient, releasing the body’s own healing abilities to deal with the problem in the most effective way for that individual. The healer asks for healing to be channelled from Spirit, God, the highest level of light. Unlike faith healing, it is not required that the patient have faith in the healer or in the healing process in order for healing to take place. 

What is spiritual healing? 

Spiritual Healing is complementary to orthodox medicine; it must not be considered as an alternative. When you are unwell, you need to get assistance from the doctor. If you receive Spiritual Healing, this will complement your treatment, the two will work together to assist in your recovery. When we mention Healing of any sort, many people think immediately of making a person well due to a physical problem. This is true in part, but it is not the whole picture. 

When we mention “Spiritual”, many people immediately think of religion. With Spiritual Healing, this is not so. The Spiritual nature of mankind is all of those parts that are non – physical such as mind, emotions and the “life force”. Spiritual Healing can be administered to a person of any religious denomination or none at all. Religion and Faith take no part in a Spiritual Healing session and will not be discussed with you. Remember that the purpose of your visit is to receive Spiritual Healing, if you have a question, the Spiritual Healer will gladly answer it, but being brief may be necessary. When Spiritual Healing is administered, it can assist a person on any or all of those levels of self, thus treating the whole person.  

No religious faith is required, that is true. Spiritual Healing is administered to babies, young children and animals. It is perhaps an obvious statement to make, that they are not going to know about faith, yet they can benefit from the Healing. Nothing is expected from the patient, except perhaps openness to what may happen, and a degree of trust in the Healer. An acceptance for the need for change and the will to do so will also help. 

The channeling of healing energy from its spiritual source to someone who needs it is called spiritual healing. The channel is usually a person, whom we call a healer, and the healing energy is usually transferred to the patient through the healer’s hands. The healing does not come from the healer, but through him. On the other hand, you don’t need a healer to take advantage of spiritual healing. You can pray. A full treatmnet of prayer and healing is found elsewhere. The word „spiritual”, in sansktit daivam, refers to the divine nature of the energy, which healers agree comes from one external, invisible intelligent source. The healing energy from this source is available to all.

Healers see the body mind and spirit as one interdependent unit and believe all three must work in harmony to maintain positive health. Any problem – be it a broken leg or depression needs the power of healing to restore the balance of the whole person. It is felt that sickness often starts in the mind, or at the deeper level of the spirit, and it is often here that healing begins. There is much healing and benefit to be obtained by cultivating your spiritual life, laya yoga practice, meditations, etc. A personal spiritual commitment is the most important ingredient. Spiritual awareness and growth can effect a transformation in your whole being. It can help you to develop a basic trust and faith that is unshakable. Scientists call this intrinsic belief.

Many have experienced major turnarounds in their condition as a result of cultivating their spirituality. They feel that developing a relationship with their God provided the moral support, courage, hope, and faith for them to follow through with their personal recovery program. It provided them with a sense that they are not alone in the universe, and that there is a source of guidance and support that is available at times of confusion and discouragement. Through developing a connection with God, you gain security through the conviction that you are not all alone in the universe, even at those times when you feel temporarily separated from other people. You feel increasingly safe as you come to believe that there is a source you can always turn to in times of difficulty. As the twenty third psalm says, „God is my shepherd,” he will take care of me and won’t let me get into trouble if I trust him. There is much security to be gained through the understanding that there is no problem or difficulty that cannot be resolved through the help of God. 

Peace of mind is the result of feeling a deep, abiding sense of security and safety. The more reliance and trust you develop in God, the easier it becomes to deal without fear or worry with the inevitable challenges life brings. It is not that you give up your self or your will to such a power; rather you simply learn that you can „let go” and turn to God when you feel stuck with a problem in living and don’t know how to proceed. Learning how to let go when solutions to problems aren’t immediately apparent can go a long way toward reducing worry and anxiety in your life. Peace of mind is what develops in the absence of such anxiety. 

As you develop a relationship with God, you come to realize that he has created you and hence he has found something good in you. You are part of the universe. You’re good, lovable, and worthy of respect just by virtue of the fact that you’re God’s creation. This realization can improve the way you look at yourself and will help you to improve your ego and what you think of yourself. You are still inherently good and worthwhile. Your own judgments of yourself, however negative, do not ultimately count if you are a creation of the universe as much as everything else. As one person put it: „God doesn’t make junk.” 

The most fundamental characteristic of God is that it offers you an experience of unconditional love (agape, preman). This is a kind of love which differs from romantic love or even ordinary friendship. It entails an absolute caring for the welfare of another without any preconditions. That is, no matter how another person appears or acts, you have compassion and care for them without judgment. As you develop a deeper connection with God, you come to experience greater degrees of unconditional love in your life. You feel your heart opening more easily to people and their concerns. You feel freer of judgment toward them or of making comparisons among them. Unconditional love shows up both in your increased capacity to give love to others and to experience more of it coming into your life. You begin to experience less fear and more joy in your life and help to inspire others to experience their own capacity for unconditional love. This kind of love also manifests itself through the experience of having everything you need in your life to get on with what you want to do.

Developing a relationship with God (Brahman, Elohim, El, Tao, Allah) will provide you with guidance for making decisions and solving problems. God has a universal wisdom that goes beyond what you can accomplish through your own intellect. In traditional religions this has been referred to as the „divine intelligence.” Through connecting with God, you can draw upon this greater wisdom to help you resolve all kinds of difficulties. By learning to ask God for guidance, you’ll be surprised to find that every sincere request sooner or later is answered. And the quality of that answer generally exceeds what you could have figured out through your own conscious intellect or will. Here, God is like your co-pilot. God is always available in the instant of need to those who have made a habit of waiting quietly before Him for insight and guidance. 

Follow these guidelines for an effective relationship with God:

  • – Be quiet, patient, and open before God – Brahman, Elohim, Allah, Tao, El… 
  • – Be confident that he will communicate his wishes and help you execute them.
  • – Do not tempt God or make terms with Him. Gandhi said, „Not until we have reduced ourselves to nothingness, can we conquer the evil in us. God demands nothing less than complete self-surrender as the price for the only real freedom that is worth having. And when a man thus loses himself, he immediately finds himself in the service of all that lives. It becomes his delight and his recreation.”
  • – Be willing to accept what Brahman God provides. He knows best. „Thy will, not mine, be done.” Have full trust in the wisdom of God.
  • – Ask for God’s help. Do not instruct Him on what to do.
  • – Let God „speak” to you through his Word. Read spiritual and religious books such as the Veda, Bhagavad Gita, Quran or Bible and learn about the rules of victorious living.

These are some of the characteristics that define a close relationship with God. All of them can significantly contribute to your personal healing process. The extent and sincerity of your commitment will determine the degree of personal healing you experience. 

Spiritual Healers – Daiva Vaidyas

A spiritual healer is a person who allows himself or herself to be used as a channel for the flow of healing light and energy. This can be done for the benefit of self and others. All healing comes from God, plain and simple. A spiritual healer acts as a channel for this healing energy; not its source. Even if the healer works in conscious cooperation with healing guides, in Spirit, they all work, together, as a unified channel for God’s healing. Anyone can become a healing channel. We are all Spirit; God is the Most Holy Spirit, Brahman; God’s Healing is spiritual in nature; therefore, so long as the one’s intent is to help and to work with God’s healing Light, that person can become a healing channel. Anyone can become a healing channel by the grace of God or Healing Guruh, the Master. We are all Spirit; God is Spirit; God’s Healing is spiritual in nature; therefore, so long as the one’s intent is to help and to work with God’s healing Light, that person can become a healing channel. 

Healers believe that everyone has a healing mechanism that flows as an energy force around the body, mind and spirit to keep them in perfect order. Unfortunately, stress, an inadequate diet, a negative attitude and other adverse factors can block our healing mechanism so that it cannot function correctly and we get ill. Spiritual healing provides the energy (prana, qi, ki) needed to crank our own healing mechanism back into action. When a healer lays his hand on you, he acts as a conductor or channel for the healing energy which he believes has the „intelligence” to go where it is needed. Healers say that all of us have the power to heal, if we choose to develop it. However, some do seem to have a healing gift.

Healing does not always work at a physical level; the illness may remain but the ability to cope with it improves. Sometimes it does not work at all. This may be because the sick person „blocks” the healing forces – some people subconsciously prefer to be ill. It may also be because we „need” to remain ill. Healing is not just about living well, but also dying well. People healed when they are dying may die more peacefully. 

Typically, to begin the treatment the healer will attune with the healing energy. Then he may scan your body, with his hands hovering just above you. This scanning is to take a reading of your body’s energy levels and to locate areas of low or blocked energy where healing is needed. How long the healer spends on each area is determined by your body’s needs. Generally, the session lasts about an hour. All healers work in this way, but some employ additional healing tools such as visualization, past lives therapy, aura healing or they may concentrate on using the „chakras” the seven main energy centers of the body.

During the treatment you may feel heat coming from the healer’s hands, although some people feel a draught, a tingling sensation, pins and needles, or a feeling of fight-headedness. Afterwards, most people say they feel relaxed and peaceful, although you might feel thirsty or sleepy. Leave a few days or a week between sessions to give the healing time to work. 

What Can You Do To Develop Your Spiritual Life

You can deepen your commitment to spirituality through any of the following means:

  • – Regular participation in spiritual group or your preferred spiritually based organization.
  • – Regular reading of inspirational literature of your preference. It’s good to do this at least once per day, either upon awakening, during your lunch break, or before retiring.
  • – Regular practice of prayers, meditations and mantras given from true guruh.
  • – Regular practice of special healing prayer or spiritual affirmations given from guruh or acharya.
  • – Get help from others (Healing practitioners, intercessory prayer, etc.)
  • – Join a prayer group or get involved in a laya yoga or ayurveda program that is relevant to your needs. 

It may surprise you to know that the patient has a great influence on the level of recovery because it is the patient’s positive attitude in wanting to feel well again that works with both medical treatment and Spiritual Healing. When attending for Spiritual Healing, you will be asked:

  • – if you want to remove an “outside” coat and hat for your comfort,
  • – to remove your spectacles, if you wear them,
  • – to remove or switch off a hearing aid, if you use one,
  • – to sit on a chair or lay on a couch, wheelchair users can be treated where they are.

None of the above has anything to do with the Spiritual Healing itself, just common sense so that you are comfortable.

When you receive Spiritual Healing it will be explained to you how the Healer will work with you. Having explained the procedure for working and asked if you feel comfortable, the Spiritual Healer will ask you if you wish to continue. With your agreement, the session will continue. The Healer, with your permission, will place their hands on you, this is “contact healing”, or may work with their hands close to you but not touching, this is “near to the body healing”. Both work equally well, but each Spiritual Healer has their own way of working. Healers are aware of where they may and may not place their hands, in respect to “sensitive areas”, they work to a Code of Conduct issued by their organisation to which they must adhere – it is compulsory. 

The duration of the healing session varies from person to person, and is usually between ten and twenty minutes. During the healing session, you will be asked to relax and quieten your mind; you may close your eyes to assist this process. As healing proceeds, you may feel a little warmer, a little cooler, or no change at all – just relax and enjoy the session. Equally, don’t try to detect what is happening, just RELAX.  

The Spiritual Healer will complete a record card each time you visit. It is strictly confidential, however, you are allowed to see your record card, but no-one else is, not even the Doctor! In accordance with “NHS Choices”, your Doctor has the right to refer you for Spiritual Healing if he feels it would be beneficial. You also have the right to request Spiritual Healing. The Healer will always encourage you to remain in touch with your Doctor. As previously mentioned, Spiritual Healing is complementary to medical treatment, so do tell your Doctor of any benefits that you may feel. The Doctor will always remain in control of your medical care. Please ask if there will be any cost for additional sessions. Depending on where these are held, and whether they are on a private appointment basis or arranged by a Spiritual Healing organisation may influence the cost, it may also be free. 

Benefits of Spiritual healing

Spiritual healing can be beneficial for anyone who feels that they lack harmony of body, mind or spirit. It can be given for any illness, stress or injury. There are no conditions placed on the type of healing which the patient may require: the Spirit of the patient gets exactly the kind of healing it needs to distribute to the mind or body it occupies. Healing always takes place in the manner in which it is needed. It can be helpful in a wide range of physical and psychological conditions, sometimes to a remarkable degree: the medically diagnosed nature of the illness appears to be irrelevant to the outcome, and case histories range from the relieving of everyday stresses and strains to the recovery of people who had been previously medically diagnosed as being terminally ill. In all these cases spiritual healing seems to have made a vital contribution to the patient’s recovery. Spiritual healing has no side effects and is complimentary to any other therapy. It is completely non-intrusive as there is no touch used by the healer. The healer’s hands are raised about a foot from the patient’s body while the patient is sitting comfortably during the channelling of healing. 

Spiritual Healing Guidenlines

Healing is administered by simple acts such as laying on of hands, or the direction of thoughts from a distance.  Massage and manipulation are not covered under the definition of healing.  Nor does it require the removal of any clothing, except perhaps an overcoat. It may be necessary for you to receive certain medications for your particular condition. The aim of every Spiritualist Healer is to be able to work in co-operation with the medical profession and not to usurp the place of the doctor.  By receiving both medical aid and Spiritual Healing, you will receive the best treatment from both worlds. 

By continuing any prescribed medication and maintaining a positive attitude in anticipation of the desired result, the healing process will often be accelerated.  Your thoughts are a very potent force and this can go a long way towards aiding the healing energies.  However, you should also look at ways in which alterations to your lifestyle could assist the process and actively looking at how you can make those changes. Healing is a continuous process and should you be unable to attend the Healing Service it is advisable that you ask for your name to be placed on the ‘Absent Healing List’ this ensures that contact is maintained. 

We have to appreciate that there are no ‘miracles’ either in healing or anything else – merely the manifestation of natural law, as yet unknown to us. Every single facet of life including the act of healing is subject to the immutable law of nature. Although there are many spontaneous recoveries, healing is usually a progressive process. This physical body cannot live forever.  The healing energies can bring about relief either physically or mentally, or both.  There may not have been a physical cure, but there may have begun a change in mental well-being and the patient may be able to deal better with the pain and discomfort they have to live with.  They may be able to enjoy what they are able to do, not dwell on what they are unable to do.  Is this not a form of success? If the changes brought about by Spiritualist healing help to ease the patient’s path through this life, either physically or mentally then it could be said that healing does not fail. 

God is a God of love, Prema-Deva, but also of Law, Rita. And the specific law I am talking about is the Law of Cause and Effect. As God’s creation, you are entitled to live a healthy, happy, joyous, peaceful, successful, creative, and harmonious life. When God made you, He placed theses desires for good in your heart. God is Love, but God operates through the Law of Cause and Effect. This Law states that whatever you believe is what you will experience. All the good that you can possibly want is available to you. However, you can only experience what you believe you can. In a nutshell, Your Consciousness Creates Your Life Experiences. So, if you are not experiencing all the good that you want, you need to work on spiritual healing.

Spiritual Healing Corrects False Beliefs. Spiritual enlightenment helps you understand what you really believe about life. When you begin to become aware of the many limiting beliefs that are deep down in your subconscious mind, then you can do the work of changing them. Any time you are not experiencing the good that you want, there is a false belief which is blocking it. In order for your good to show up, you need to change that false belief. This is what spiritual healing does. It challenges the false belief and replaces it with the Truth about Spirit’s desire of good for you. When you change your belief, it opens the door for your good to come in. 

Basically, spiritual healing is becoming aware of, and working to dissolve, the false beliefs that stand in the way of your good. If you don’t do the work of changing your negative thoughts, then your outside experiences are not likely to change. Some common spiritual healing techniques include saying healing prayers, working with positive affirmations, meditating, doing forgiveness work, reading spiritual quotes, and working with visualization techniques. The bottom line is that when you heal the erroneous ideas that have been holding you back, then your good can rush in to take its rightful place in your life. 

The majority of people in the world believe that disease is just a part of life. They also believe that some diseases are incurable. You were created to be healthy. If you have some type of health problem, then you need to discover what false belief you are holding which is contributing to your condition of disease. When you transform your false belief through spiritual healing techniques, then your body can return to its normal healthy state. Many people believe that there is only a limited amount of good to go around. They also believe that some people are lucky, and that is why they are prosperous. Nothing could be further from the Truth. God’s prosperity is infinite. There is more than enough wealth, riches, and good for you to enjoy. And there is plenty more for every man, woman, and child on the planet to benefit from that same level of abundance. Spiritual healing allows you to believe that you can become wealthy. It helps you understand that you have the entire kingdom of good just waiting for you to accept it. 

Many people believe that it is inevitable to have conflict in relationships. Or they may believe that they will never be able to find that special someone. You were meant to live in joy and peace. You were also meant to experience loving relationships. If you find that this is not what is going on in your life, then you might want to open your mind to the idea that you can have a life filled with peace and love. There is a strong belief that many people hold, especially in challenging economic times, that there are very limited opportunities for success. Many people believe that they can’t get a job, or if they do get one, they will have to work in a job that they don’t like. This does not have to be true for you. You can hold on to the positive idea that Spirit is Infinite; therefore, there are infinite opportunities for you to work in a career or business that you thoroughly enjoy, and you can be very successful at it. 

Spiritual diagnosis

Spiritual healing requires a spiritual diagnosis. When we become physically sick, we often ponder what we ate the day before. When we become spiritually sick, we should examine our spiritual diet. The Christian Gospel similarly to Vedic Scriptures leads to life – real eternal life with God – Brahman, Elohim, Allah, El, Tao. If a believer follows a Gospel or Buddist Teachings that leads to anger, resentment, disillusionment and burnout, he’s been following the wrong Gospel, wrong Buddism – eating from a poison pot! Elisha and his followers had the same experience. The cook created the stew, and because he was eating it himself, no one ever thought the mixture could be poison. When there’s „death in the pot” of the Gospel or another teahings, it can make a believer spiritually sick, and even lead to spiritual death. 

Spiritual healing takes place in the Tree of Life. Living in the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil leads to death. Even the „good” in this tree leads to death. We must leave the Tree of Good and Evil and enter into „Tree of Life living”! Living in the Tree of Life is a whole new way of thinking for many who are used to „churchianity” – relying on the religious institution, rather than the living relationship with God. 

A process for spiritual healing is available. A growing number of ministries designed to help the spiritually wounded are springing up across North America, Europe, India and around the world. In fact, a number of retreats are available to help prevent burnout before it occurs. Some are free, but many have some costs. Spiritual sickness and disillusionment is at an all time high. Each day, thousands of believers find too wide a gap between what they are taught in church and what they experience in reality. Disillusionment then sets in. The believer works hard to make his or her life work, and often the result is burnout, anger or hatred toward the church. The formulas, gimmicks, and promises haven’t worked for these people, and many walk away from the Christian faith and from religion hurt and wounded, instead of loved and healed. Spiritual leaders work is very important! 

To heal from an illness or from disease with Spiritual healing one must openly surrender the issue or problem to the higher source. Everyone has the power to heal themselves by using the principals of Spirituality, the Laws of the Universe and the invisible power of God. Spiritual healing is connecting with God and becoming enlightened using energy. Spiritual Healing can be used alone although complements conventional medicine in many ways including healing the whole body physically, mentally emotionally and spiritually. There are two ways you can receive this type of healing. You can have regular treatments from a healer or you may prefer to learn how to heal yourself.

Spiritual Healers are able to connect with life force energy (prana) and act as a conduit to healing energy. Spiritual healer’s works with pure love and light and heals for the highest good of the person receiving the healing. The holistic effects and benefits of healing can be felt in many areas of your life – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Many people have reported this to be deeply relaxing, profound and life changing. Anybody can learn spiritual healing all that is required is a desire to do so but the must effetive are Gods given ones. Everyone can develop connection with God and learn to heal themselves, others and even send healing to people and situations on the other side of the world. Spirituality allows one to see that we are part of a greater power than most people are aware. 

The Path of Ayurveda Healing

We are constantly asking ourselves the perennial questions in Life. Why are we here? What are we here for? What is the meaning of life? Short of answering these questions there is one thing that becomes abundantly clear as you walk through your experience in life. We have the ability to become better, healthier and happier human beings. We are built with the capacity to develop ourselves psychologically, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Once you discover this truth it almost becomes a responsibility to help and develop yourself. So the questions remains – how do I do it. What are the steps that I need to take to become a better, happier and healthier human being.

Ayurveda is the most ancient and comprehensive healing system in the world. Dating back almost 6 to 9 thousand years ago, Ayurveda blossomed as a natural healing system and still remains a holistic healing system that can bring many benefits to our lives. The beauty of Ayurveda can be found in its understanding of the human being as a mind, body, spirit complex. It would seem obvious that we are not just bodies but are actually a combination of mind, body, and spirit but in our health care system we treat ourselves as if we were only a body. We prescribe pharmaceuticals to treat our bodily diseases and we leave it at that.

We recommend exercise and a healthy diet – that is where we typically end the health recommendations. In Ayurveda, health goes far beyond that. To begin with, the human being is treated as an individual who is composed of a unique body constitution. This body constitution is determined by what elements are present within the body or to what degree these elements are present within us. Depending on these factors you begin to balance these components to bring harmony and wellness. It is of no surprise then when we remember the words of the western father of medicine: Hippocrates: “The natural forces within us and the true healers of disease”. 

From this perspective Ayurveda looks to heal the individual completely. It utilizes a very thorough understanding of Nutrition which determines the optimal foods to eat, the right times to consume food for proper digestion, and the right state of mind to develop when consuming our foods. Furthermore, Ayurveda also heals by incorporating natural herbs and natural herb combinations. A comprehensive understanding of herbs is presented give the ways of consumption, the combination of herbs, the preparation of herbal formula and the times to consume along with the mental framework as well. You learn to work with natural oils. A full spectrum of natural oils is presented through Ayurveda and how to apply these oils in different ways to Marma points which are very similar to meridian points in acupuncture. Ayurveda also has a recommendation in terms of the mental aspects of the human being.

The comprehension of mental patterns becomes important, developing presence and consciousness of the moment or of the present moment becomes an important aspect of life for Ayurveda. The capacity to develop the power of attention which is the basis for meditative practices and other spiritual practices that we see run through many traditions. There are no secrets here. We know that many different cultural and religious traditions use rosaries, malas, repetitive prayers, chanting, meditation or dancing to harness the power of attention or to concentrate the being on one single point.

This concentration and emptying of thought patterns allows you to concentrate on the present moment of being. This state helps to develop inner peace, tranquility an objective perspective on life and many other benefits. Ayurveda also incorporates training in meditation for well-being and health. Even further, Ayurveda incorporates Pranayamas or the science of breath (Svara) which teaches you how many different techniques to harness the power of breathing more completely. Current studies show that the average human beings only uses about 26 percent of their lung capacity. Through Ayurvedic principles you are taught how to breathe better and fuller breaths and how to nourish your organs through breathing among many other benefits. Ayurveda also looks to incorporate the science of Yoga which is a complementary science and even has postures designated for each particular body constitution.

In essence, Ayurveda offers a system of natural healing called 'Daiva Bheshajya’ that is very complete both in terms of its treatments and also in its understanding of the human being. It offers a vision of healing for curing disease, for preventative health and ultimately for spiritual liberation. Ayurveda offers timeless principles for healing and well being. An ayurvedic doctor is a proper trained physician who has the ability to understand your diagnosis and suggest natural remedies for it rather than a chemical medicine as a quick remedy. There is misbelieve in many countries of ayurveda being a cosmetic, food or worst some kind of religious belief, ayurveda is a medicine system which is basically treatment with natural herbs, diet, psychological balancing, detoxification and rejuvenation. Thus it is a medicine system which is intergrated rather than having a person treated by different people it has all the faculty under one. 

The „Knowledge of life and long livedity” as the world meaning of Ayurveda is the oldest system of treatment which has its origin 5000 year old Indian Vedas. The main origin book beingATHARAVEDA. This holistic and natural healing system was special because it believed first in 'PREVENTING THE HEALTH OF HEALTHY MAN by righteous living and secondly curing diseases. In the context it believed to keep the human health and immunity developed by its different ideologies of diet, yoga, meditation, ayurvedic rejuvenation techniques, natural herbal medicines, massage etc so that no diseases ever enters its domain of health. A special emphasis was also given to the emotional aspects of wellbeing which was considered an important aspect of health. With the advent of western medicine & man’s belief that he could master his health with chemicals, a darkened phase of ayurveda also came. But from the past century its again began to be popular with its successful cure rate in all diseases especially, diseases related with Auto immunity like Cancer, Systemic Lupus Erythromatus (SLE) IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). 

The science offers a treatment of by natural and holistic way to problems of not only the human body but also human mind, Spirit and consciousness (Cittam). Ayurveda always believed in considering human beings a creature of emotions who can get diseases also if their mind is not balanced and thus considers mind and body as of same origin. This is not considered in the western medicine which basically sees human being as a machine with separate system, organs and tissue that separates the mind and body into distinct categories. Ayurveda this is enticing science which employs a variety of natural means to bring synchronization to physiology including therapies. Diet, herbs spices, minerals, exercise, meditation, mental balance techniques to eliminate toxic substances from the body like Panchakarma therapies, Massage etc., and Daiva Bheshajya (Divine Healing). Thus the science offers an ever promising 'health’ to each person even to the person who reads fragment of its knowledge in magazines and is as deep as the sea holding mystic secrets of health to its learners. 

CONTACT HEALING

Spiritual Healing is mostly contact healing. This is as its name implies and the hands of the healer are placed either in direct contact, or near to the patient. Contact healing is a natural act arising from the simple desire to communicate by touch. Psychologically this method of healing can appear to be greater value than absent healing, but actually each method serves its own purpose and for the best results a combination of both should be utilised. 

Contact with the patient is very helpful in the building up of a good healer/patient relationship, which is added to by a sense of confidence and trust as well as the opportunity for healer and patient to talk together. This assists in the alleviation of any negative thinking on the patient’s part, as well as finding constructive ways to deal with other aspects which may be causing concern such as social, environmental, and personal problems. These matters are treated in strict confidence by the healer and this talking together can, in a sense, be a healing in itself. 

It is usual for the healer to make some personal contact with the patient by the placing of a hand on the shoulder, or by holding the hands.  This is done purely to establish a bond or blending with the patient so that the healer can create a viable link. Once this initial bond has been formed, the healer allows the healing energies to flow to the patient. First of all these energies activate the soul or spirit centre of the patient; this in turn has a reaction on their mental/emotional levels and then on the physical level, thus treating the whole being of the patient. Above all the healing should be simple in application with absolutely no embarrassment to the patient. 

Patients can assist the healing process by learning how to relax and keeping an open mind, thus allowing the healing energies to flow unhindered. They can also help themselves by looking at other aspects of their life such as diet, over-indulgence in smoking or the use of alcohol, poor environmental conditions, stress factors, fears and anxieties, negative thinking, the inability to accept self, and many other aspects. 

Spiritual healing is God’s healing and more people than ever before are now turning to this type of healing as traditional medicine is failing many people. In reality there is only one person who can heal anything and everything, and that is God. People are seeking good health, cures for disease, peace, balance which traditional medicine doesn’t seem to be able to provide or treat for many people. The invisible healing power of God or the higher source, and the connection to the Divine healing process cannot be ignored by many many people. As times become more difficult people are now turning to Spiritual Healing – or God – as they believe, now, God is the healer of everything. It is now a common belief when a person develops physical symptoms it is an indication there is a much deeper need for healing the inner self or the soul. 

MAGNETIC HEALING

This is not spiritual healing but the use of natural energies which are part of this earth plane. Within and around every human being, animal, flower, tree and all other forms of manifestation activated by the God-force, there is an energy field, its composition generally thought to be electro-magnetic in structure. This field supplies extra energy to a person in times of stress and supplements other energies normally supplied by bodily functions. Sudden exertion, mentally or physically, brings into use these other forms of energies. These energies are mainly controlled by the power of thought at both conscious and sub-conscious levels. An example on a conscious level is when you are waiting to be interviewed you are apprehensive and just before you enter the room you consciously draw in energy by means of a deep breath to face what could be a difficult time. 

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Sub-consciously energy is also drawn in through the solar-plexus and that is how the term of ‘butterflies in the tummy’ came into use.  Actually energy is being drawn in through this centre and the ‘butterflies’ are an indication to you of what is happening on another level of your being. This energy can be used without your knowledge and a good example is when you visit a friend or relation in hospital. You enter the ward with the idea of cheering them up and doing your best to ease their discomfort. This automatically triggers off a slow release of energy from you. After a while the patient sits up in bed and says ‘Thanks for coming, I am feeling much better now’, whilst you yourself are looking at the clock and wishing you could get away and have a cup of tea. What has happened is that the energy you have subconsciously given out has been received by the patient, and this had left you in a depleted state. This is because you were not fully aware of, or in control of, your own thoughts. 

Magnetic healing is merely the transference of bodily energy from one person who may have abundance to one who is in a depleted state. Some people who are classed as spiritual healers are, in reality, magnetic healers.  This can be proved by the fact that the treatment they give only lasts for short period, whilst a person who has the gift of being a spiritual healer will give treatment which, in time, and in accordance with natural law, creates within the patient a steady improvement of their condition. The field of energy round a person is referred to as the aura and this is only a reflection of what is happening within the person as a whole. Patients should be aware of healers drawing uncalled for attention to themselves by the use of ‘dramatic hand movements’ or claims of being able to ‘cleanse or repair the aura’ etc. These are impossible to do and only tend to ridicule the healer as well as indicating his lack of knowledge and development. Most Spiritualist healers and organizations  provide healing facilities on a freewill donation basis. If you need the services of an individual healer then you are advised to find out if he currently belongs to a recognised healing organisation  and if there is a charge before making an appointment. 

Christians pray to Elohim God for help for healing, while Chinese mystics point to an invisible energy, called Chi (Qi) that needs to be rebalanced. Both Christians and Chinese mystics acknowledge that there are invisible energies in the world, in whatever form they may take. Chi (Qi) is considered to be a flow of energy that runs through the body, both nourishing and healing it. Health can be affected by a blockage in the flow of Chi (Qi), so many healing practices, such as Colour therapy, Crystal healing, Reflexology, Reiki, Chi Kung (Qigong), and Healing Yoga focus on restoring balance to the energy flow. 

The Chakras are energy centres in a persons body that are all connected by energy channels called, Nadis, similar to veins but instead of circulating blood, the Nadis govern the circulation of energy instead. There are many Chakras in a person’s body but the major ones are the seven that run from the base of the spine, up to the top of the head. For both exercise and alternative healing, knowledge of the Chakras is very beneficial. Life is shaped by experiences both good and bad, and at all stages of life there are challenges and events that can have an effect on a persons Chakras. By learning about your Chakras from Laya Yoga Masters and how you can prevent them from closing as well as rebalancing them, through natural healing practices, can assist in maintaining or regaining, natural good health. 

Spiritual healing is needed only when spiritual health is not being experienced. Although that seems obvious, there is hidden within this simple statement a powerful truth. The solution for spiritual healing is found only in what produces spiritual health. Spiritual healing is found only in experiencing God – Brahman, Elohim, Allah, Tao. Usually, however, we search for spiritual healing by focusing on removing the problems of our lives. Sadly, needless time and energy are spent on symptoms that seem to be the problem but in reality are just the product of the problem. The symptoms are the warning signs of a greater problem, the lack of experiencing God.  Spiritual healing is needed because the experiencing of God has been frustrated. 

In other words, like the darkness of the night that has its existence only because light has been removed, the need for spiritual healing occurs because spiritual health has been removed. As darkness has no power within itself, the problems of life that produce the need for spiritual healing are also powerless within themselves. What seems to be the obvious destructive behavior that produces the need for spiritual healing is in reality only the manifestation of the removal of spiritual health. It is the absence of spiritual health, the absence of experiencing God, that produces the need for spiritual healing. 

Likewise, spiritual healing is needed when the glory of the face of God is removed from man. When man fails to experience the glory of God, he will always become beastly (Dan. 5:20,21), animalistic urges dominate his existence.  The fight for survival, the sexual drive to procreate, and the territorial instinct become the driving forces of life. It is when these motivating forces get out of control that the need for spiritual healing occurs. Once the controlling influences of the life of God is absent, the beast that lurks in the shadows of every man comes forth in ever increasing increments of passion and destruction. As the glory of God fades, the beast become more prominent. The need for spiritual healing becomes more evident. As with the darkness of the night, the beast has no power within itself. What seems to be the destructive power of fleshly, animalistic desires within man is in reality only the manifestation of the removal of the face of God from man. It is the absence of the glory of God that is destructive for man and produces the need for spiritual healing. Experiencing God, walking in the light, is the only answer for the problems of life.  Spiritual healing occurs only by the continual experiencing of God – the Brahman, Elohim, Tao, El, Allah. 

FAITH HEALING

Faith healing is healing claimed to be brought about by religious faith through prayers and/or rituals that, according to adherents, evoke a divine presence and power toward correcting disease and disability. Belief in divine intervention in illness or healing is related to religious belief. In common usage, faith healing refers to notably overt and ritualistic practices of communal prayer and gestures (such as laying on of hands or mudras) that are claimed to solicit divine intervention in initiating spiritual and literal healing. Claims that prayer, divine intervention, or the ministrations of an individual healer can cure illness have been popular throughout history. Miraculous recoveries have been attributed to many techniques commonly lumped together as „faith healing”. It can involve prayer, a visit to a religious shrine, or simply a strong belief in a supreme being. 

The term is best known in connection with Christianity but with Buddism and Hinduism too. Some people interpret the Bible, especially the New Testament, as teaching belief in, and practice of, faith healing. There have been claims that faith can cure blindness, deafness, cancer, AIDS, developmental disorders, anemia, arthritis, corns, defective speech, multiple sclerosis, skin rashes, total body paralysis, and various injuries. Unlike faith healing, advocates of spiritual healing make no attempt to seek divine intervention. The increased interest in alternative medicine at the end of the twentieth century has given rise to a parallel interest among sociologists in the relationship of religion to health. 

One use of the term faith healing is in reference to the belief of some Christians that God heals people through the power of the Holy Spirit, often involving the laying on of hands. It is also called supernatural healing, divine healing, and miracle healing, among other things. In the Old Testament, Jehovah-Rapha, translated „I am the Lord your Physician” or „I am the Lord who heals you”, is one of the seven redemptive names for Jehovah God.[5] Healing in the Bible is often associated with the ministry of specific individuals including Elijah, Jesus and Paul. 

Some Christian writers believe it extremely rare that God provides a supernatural intervention that actually reverses the natural laws governing the human body. Keefauver cautions against allowing enthusiasm for faith healing to stir up false hopes „so that a sufferer stakes all his or her faith on belief in miraculous healing at this level. We cannot build a water-tight theology promising physical healing, surely, for the most 'miracle-ridden’ Christian will die in the end, yielding to the natural processes of senescence.” Those who actively lay hands on others and pray with them to be healed are usually aware that healing may not always follow immediately. Proponents of faith healing say it may come later, but that it may not come at all. 

Christian physician Reginald B. Cherry views faith healing as a pathway of healing in which God uses both the natural and the supernatural to heal. Being healed has been described as a privilege of accepting Christ’s redemption on the cross. Matthew 8:17 says, „This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah, 53:5 (NKJV): 'He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases.’” „Faith” in this context is based on biblical uses of the term. Faith has been called „the very nature of God.” A classic definition of faith appears in the New Testament: „Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen….” (Hebrews 11:1) Charisma writer Larry Keefauver considers it important to distinguish between the faith aspect in seeking a cure and the divine source of the healing. Exodus 15:26 points to Elohim God as the source: „I am the Lord (YHVH) that heals you.” „The truth is that God is the God who heals. Faith is trusting the God who heals. Faith is a radical, absolute surrender to the God who heals. Faith is not holding on for your healing but holding on to the Elohim God who can do the impossible.” 

A study of beliefs about miraculous healing among the more religiously committed has indicated that there are significant differences in belief about miraculous healing even among people within the same denomination (Anglican). Researchers found that positive belief in faith healing was mainly a characteristic of conservative Christians, most especially those with charismatic experience. Belief about miraculous healing was seen as a subset of belief about health and well-being in general. Older people had less belief in miraculous healing or the sovereignty of God over illness, while those with experience of higher education had more inclusive beliefs about miraculous healing and saw human input as less important in the healing process. The study further showed that people with degrees or post-graduate qualifications can and do believe in the possibility of miraculous healing. No significant gender differences were noted. 

Spiritualism is a system of belief which holds as a tenet the belief that contact is possible between the living and the spirits of the Heavens, angels and gods, deities. For this reason, death, as an outcome of disease, may not seem as frightening to Spiritualists as it does to those who practice other religions. This does not mean that sickness is unreal. It is real enough from the mortal viewpoint. The spirit and angels feels the pain, senses the discomfiture of the flesh-body, even though the spirit is not ill. Spiritualism does not promote „mental” cures of the type advocated by New Thought; however, help from the „spirit world” – including advice given by the spirits of deceased physicians is sought and may be seen as central to the healing process. As with practitioners of New Thought, Spiritualists may combine faith healing with conventional medical therapies. As Jones explained it, we are not taught to put the burden on our minds. We do not 'will away’ illness. But – we do not fear illness.  When we ask the spirit-world or angels to relieve us of a bodily ill, we have gone as far as our own understanding and diligence permit. We have faith, and confidence, and belief. If medicine at times will assist, we take it – not as a habit, but as a little push over the hill. If we need medical attention, we secure it. 

Spiritualism and spiritual healing methods to obtain natural good health are all linked by a common faith in universal life energy (prana, daiva prana), and an understanding that the power of belief will help you heal. There are many different kinds of spiritual healing (daiva bheshajya), from the laying on of hands to colour visualisations, but the one thing they all share in common is the belief that some illnesses can be cured without the need for conventional medicine. The power of the mind to heal the body is often underestimated in Western medicine, but it can be the most important aspect of many spiritual healing practices known from ayurveda nad laya yoga. The desire to get better plays a major role in how quickly someone recovers from an injury or illness. In spiritual healing practices, understanding how a therapy works is not as important as believing in its ability to heal. Faith is the key, whether it is in the Christian God, nature magic or a healers hands, to allow these therapies to work. 

ABSENT HEALING

This term can best be explained as ‘healing at a distance through the application of thought’. As we can train our minds to concentrate on given subjects, ‘thought’ is one of the most powerful attributes we possess. It is through a meditation process, a form of training the mind to be stilled, that many healers concentrate their thoughts on Absent Healing. This method of spiritual healing is just as beneficial as contact healing because the effects of healing are brought about by the natural healing forces. Absent healing is a natural gift and most people possess it to a greater or lesser degree.  

Many people underestimate the power of thoughtful prayer and fail to realise that, in this form of communication with the God-Force, Daiva Prana, we have a very potent form of energy available if used correctly. Prayers that are sincere and come from the heart are more likely to be taken notice of and acted upon than those which are just a repetitive gesture, such as the ones used by many of the world’s main religions. These have been created by man in an attempt to focus mainly on ‘Churchianity’ rather than the reality of spiritual truths. Once one becomes aware of the true value of prayer and the communication with the God-Force, Daiva-Prana within as well as without, then one realises the vast potential that thought power has.  

By true use of the power of prayer, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. Once absent healing has been requested it then sets into motion a combination of natural laws by which help is given upon all levels of the recipient’s being. This is usually when the patient is in sleep-state or unaware that healing has even been requested. As each person in their own right has a direct link to the God-Force, a request for absent healing is open to all.  One does not have to be a healer to do this.  It could be stated that the healing energies would flow in an easier manner through a healer because he is possibly a more developed and passive channel. There is no set time for absent healing to be given. This can be sent out or received at any time of day or night, althought time during sun-rise is the most suficient. 

DISTANT HEALING

Distant Healing is similar to absent healing in the fact that healing is sent by the power of thought.  However, with Distant Healing the healing thought is sent to someone who is ‘Physically Present’ but is not receiving contact healing. The thought and meditation process that is required for absent healing equally applies to Distant Healing and can have the same beneficial results in all aspects.  Through the linking by thought and prayer to the Divine Source of all Healing, the natural law comes into effect and healing is then set in motion for whoever it is intended. 

(Excerpts from professional Ayurveda Spiritual Healing (Daiva Bheshajya) lectures in Europe, Warsaw)

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