Spiritual Healing complements conventional medicine by channelling life energy to the patient in order to help them recover from illness, injury or distress. If you are unwell, you need to get medical assistance.. If you receive Spiritual Healing, this will complement your treatment, as both work to assist in your recovery.
Spiritual Healing is now being widely recognised in western culture to help people obtain “ balance and well being” through channelling spiritual energies. It has, however, been used for thousands of years in the eastern cultures. In the East these energies are called “ prana”( The Sanskrit word for breath ). Prana stands for life energy and works with inner physical and mental well being. In China the same energy is called “Chi” . Some other spiritual healing techniques developed include Reiki, a system developed in the early twentieth century by Mikao Usui in Japan.
When we mention “Spiritual”, many people immediately think of religion. With Spiritual Healing, this is not the case. 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 given to a person of any religion or none at all. Religion and Faith take no part in a Spiritual Healing session.
When Spiritual Healing is administered, it can assist a person on any or all of those levels of self, thus treating the whole person.
Spiritual Healing can be administered to babies, young children and animals. 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.
It may surprise you to know that the patient has a great influence on the level of recovery because it is the patient’s attitude in wanting to feel well again that works with both medical treatment and Spiritual Healing. A perfect example of this is when spiritual healing is used to help combat serious illness and effects of treatment such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
When attending for Spiritual Healing, you will be asked
• if you want to remove an “outside” coat.
• 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. Spiritual Healing can also be administered from any distance.
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 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 .
A healing session varies from person to person, and is usually lasts 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 different sensations, such as warmer, cooler, or no change at all – just relax and enjoy the session. Equally, don’t try to detect what is happening, just RELAX.
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.
We hope that your Spiritual Healing sessions are a pleasant experience for you, and that you will receive some benefit from them.
Elaine Claire is a Reiki 2 Practitioner