It is permanent and removes all doubt and fear.
It is a Realization of the Soul.
What is Spiritual Healing?
In regard to our work, I am often asked, “What makes what you do different?”.
For over thirty years I have attempted to be as scientifically congruent as possible, to utilize the latest cutting-edge technology and to integrate the spiritual awareness and knowledge I have received from my personal practice and most profoundly, pass on the knowledge that has been transmitted to me from my Guru.
Neurofeedback equipment, protocols and science, has the effect of holding a mirror up to our clients own brain and consciousness, and therefore opens up the healing resources within themselves. However there is another factor at work in what I do.
Technology is not what makes what we do different – technology is secondary.
Many clinicians are using Neurofeedback with a high degree of success. Technology is able to give feedback to the individual that is displayed as a translation of the electrical dance (brain waves) of the brain cells. It is extraordinary how through technology one can give the client access to subtle levels of their own being – making them conscious of it. This is why neurofeedback is remarkably successful. Although we use this amazing technology in our work, what makes us different has come from Realization, nothing else. This is THE MOST important factor and is paramount to our results, training and teaching.
But first we have to distinguish two types of ‘healing’:
1. Instinctive/physical. This is aimed primarily at the body, including physiology and subtle energy. There are many ‘healing’ modalities for this and most of us are, of course, very concerned with the health and maintenance of these bodies we (temporarily) inhabit. Of course the mind and emotions are involved but the majority of ‘instinctive’ approaches tend to operate in the realm of ‘duality’ and we must be careful not to overly identify with our bodies and get too fixated on them.
This level of healing is very important and useful, but we are looking beyond that – and this has far reaching implications.
And that is…
2. Spiritual healing. Spiritual healing comes about through the progressively deeper and profound realization of Truth principles and can be cultivated through the following:
1. Heal yourself first by unfolding your higher understanding through dedicated spiritual practice.
2. Learn to look through the appearances: no one is ‘special’ and yet everyone is special. We all have unique personality characteristics, but this is not ‘who’ we really are and no individual is more or less special than anyone else – everyone is Divinity Expressing. These ‘personalities’ are temporary and illusory identities. Therefore we look impartially through the ‘problem and personality’ and look beyond duality: good vs. bad, right vs. wrong, and acknowledge the Truth for ourselves and for those who come to us for healing.
This truth is: there is only one consciousness playing all the roles, manifesting as all that is: Divine Intelligence – omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent.
The healer/clinicians ‘knowing’ this truth resonates with the deepest level of the clients ‘being’. And no matter if the client recognizes it or not, is aware of it or not, this will bring forth a corresponding resonant response from within the soul of the client. This is an acknowledgement and recognition of Divinity and occurs silently, secretly and sacredly. This is why being in the presence (which is a palpable invisible ‘field’) of a spiritual Master – someone who has realized the truth (one who is Self- and God- Realized), will have a spiritually uplifting and quickening effect.
At first, learning to see people and things this way is an intellectual exercise, a daily practice we undertake. We encounter difficulty training our minds to stop personalizing, judging, analyzing and/or projecting our own subconscious beliefs and conditionings upon the people who come to us. The way to overcome this is through item #1 above: have a dedicated spiritual practice.
Eventually, spiritual practice will lead us beyond intellectual understanding to Realization. Realization often first occurs as spontaneous moments of experience and “ah-ha’s” where we begin to sense the interconnectedness of everything. With time realization reveals the highest truths and becomes permanent: we are no longer fooled by the illusion of separateness, of ‘you and me’, ‘us and them’. Rather we behold everyone and everything as a manifestation of Divinity. When we have this level of realization, everything and everyone in our ‘field’ is affected by this, again, because of the resonant effect.
However as we approach full Self-Realization, we will see that along the way our realization is not yet fully complete as we have moments of forgetting; moments where our ‘human-ness’ and conditionings are dominant, our behaviors and reactions are not always conscious or as we would like them to be. As long as we are sincere and diligent in our efforts and our intention to ‘know the truth’, our soul’s ‘knowing’ will still radiate forth and provide the healing field – the depth of the soul always knows the truth.
It can help and be a great blessing to have access to a Self Realized master who has attained this level of realization. But this too can be a challenge because just being in the presence of such souls (and the field they have established themselves in) acts as an accelerant and exposes those places within ourselves that need transformation. These ‘places’ can be our own conscious or unconscious resistance to change, including thoughts, beliefs, behaviors and attitudes that are not congruent with our souls highest expression. Staying on our path, digesting our experiences as best we can and ‘keep on keeping on’ is how we surmount the challenges.
If we do not have personal access to one who is Self-Realized then teachings in the form of writings produced by enlightened teachers and enlightenment teachings, past and present, can serve to give us inspiration, guidance and direction – we can use our intuition and our discernment to find the information which is most appropriate and useful to us.
Most important of all is no one can walk our path for us. It is up to each one, individually, to make the effort to dedicate themselves to evolving to a higher way of being…knowing too all the time, that there is nothing to be achieved except the apprehension and unveiling of the Divinity that is already here in fullness.
In summary, this is what ‘makes what we do different’. As I wrote in the 5th Brain Sutra: people seeking to embody this presence must be on an ‘intense’ path.
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There is never a conflict with a person or condition, but rather a false concept mentally entertained ‘about’ person, thing or condition. Therefore make the correction within yourself, rather than attempting to change anyone or anything in the without.
– “The Art of Spiritual Healing” by Joel Goldsmith
SILENT and amazed, even when a little boy,
I remember I heard the preacher every Sunday put God in his statements,
As contending against some being or influence.
– A Childs Amaze by Walt Whitman