The beginning of all healing comes from care.
Have you ever heard that love is a ‘healing energy‘? Yet even those most loved often still need healing.
Healing is an energy that is resident in us from birth. Stem cell research has discovered that each cell of our body possesses the ability to build and regenerate, but as we get older these processes stop and new cells become faulty, leading to degeneration and physical aging.
Through laboratory processes, scientists can now stimulate old body cells to remember their innate ability for regeneration and to multiply by building new cells. This is how medical science is beginning to provide material for repairing organs today.
In fact, the basis for all healing lies in a similar stimulation of the body cells to mend and regenerate, that was resident long before this discovery.
When we seek medical help, it is not a ‘miracle cure‘ effected by doctors that we get, but a stimulation of our own bodies to effect a cure.
Drugs and chemicals are only aids to help the body work better toward helping itself. When bones knit or cells repair, or when cancer is fought off, it is because our own bodies have worked toward that end.
Even surgery that cuts out ineffective or toxic elements from our bodies relies on this natural healing process to ‘kick in‘ to complete the endeavor.
While help from doctors, natural therapists, nutritionists, surgeons, etc., may be needed to direct the course of the healing when our bodies are too assailed and we are at a loss, ultimately all healing comes from within ourselves.
For thousands of years, the stimulation of the body to help itself has been the foundation of a multitude of medicinal and metaphysical approaches to healing.
Yet even metaphysical healing is not healing that comes from another, but is a way of stimulating the body cells to remember their ability to ward off attack, and to refresh and regenerate.
In metaphysical healing, this is done by merging the spiritual energy inhabiting the body of the person so assailed with the spiritual energy of the metaphysical assessor, and – by this strengthened connection – with the metaphysical energy from the ‘cosmic pool‘ from which all spiritual energy is sourced.
Once this ‘touch‘ with the ‘cosmic pool‘ reasserts the ‘truth of unbroken contact‘ within the cell memory in the body, the assailed cells can remember their true ability and assert it.
It’s like inserting a capacitor into an electronic circuit board, through which energy flows in a regulated manner. The merging between a metaphysical or spiritual healer and their patient is like the capacitor, and through this connection both the healer and patient are benefited, (even if the healer’s body becomes temporarily exhausted, later, from carrying a higher energy flow than is physically usual).
In my belief system, each of us is spirit energy inhabiting the avatar of a human body, so we all possess the skill of such an assessor to engage our own body cells, spirit to spirit, and to enable them to remember their ability to self-heal.
Most of the time, though, we don’t focus on ourselves or our own bodies that much – not even if we are healers.
Our energy is often directed into the outer world, toward others, toward issues to do with others, toward issues that affect our welfare or the welfare of others, and toward plying energy in the world.
In that scenario, our bodies are only tools, and as ‘only tools‘ we can far too easily disregard them.
If we do become concerned with our physical health or fitness, we may apply energy toward achieving an optimum condition. We may seek therapeutic advice or activate exercise or diet modes that seem to bring us ‘back into shape’, yet still find that we have phases where we are exhausted, struggling, or lacking enthusiasm.
This is because healing is not something that can truly be coerced. Healing is coaxed not coerced.
Because healing is wholistic.
It is about connection, and no amount of advice or tools, methods or even surgery will enable full healing if elements are missing that need to be connected in order to achieve an optimum energy flow.
Even if healing seems apparent despite those elements being missing, time proves that they are relevant because of the other energy levels that become compromised – causing the exhaustion, the struggle, and lack of enthusiasm, etc.
It’s like taking B Group Vitamins. If you take only one type of B Group Vitamin, you naturally set up an imbalance in the levels of the other B Group Vitamins your body needs, because B Group Vitamins are reliant on each other, and work synergistically. Each B Group Vitamin must be at a certain level of intake, that is always a constant against the levels of intake of the other B Group Vitamins. So if you raise the level of one of them, you need to raise the levels of all of them.
When healing is treated wholistically, it is not just the body that is given the necessary elements to foster healing. The spirit, mental state, and emotions are also attended to. Because when these are in good states of being, the body is more inclined to regenerate. (This also works vice versa, which is why exercise can have a therapeutic effect on emotional imbalances such as depression).
In my belief system, there are also spiritual limitations to what can be healed and what cannot, because of the ‘cosmic laws that bind the physical realm together‘ and shape our ‘destiny‘.
My son, who was disabled in a road accident at age 13, was healed by both doctors and ourselves (we used metaphysical methods).
Even though we believe in the spiritual limitations inherent in life, we did not give up on him just because the world is shaped by such ‘laws of destiny‘. We remained faithful to the ‘energy of spirit‘ in plying our connections and keeping up the hope of a different outcome.
After all, the future is always a ‘place in flux‘ and, while predictions and prophecies can be made about it, it is never a completely known quantity until it has become an event and passed into history. Until that happens, there is nothing wrong in trying every avenue possible for change.
However, while our son’s progress in recovery was definitely miraculous, he still has residual impairments today that cannot be changed.
To understand how we assess that as a ‘miracle’, know that prior to this recovery, the doctors had already declared that he was a ‘vegetable’ and would never walk or talk again.
So, the ‘miracle’ happened even though he retains some disabilities. By asserting our loving connection with him and enabling his assailed body to reconnect with the ‘cosmic pool‘ more effectively, we asserted similar modes to that of modern science, which stimulates stem cells to regenerate.
Our energy helped his energy to remember it could heal.
On a more mundane level, storms tore through our gardens at home not long ago. Trees were damaged in their passing, including young rowan (or mountain ash) trees we had planted along our fence line.
One has had a tap root severed, and is hanging on to life through peripheral roots – still thriving, but seriously ‘wonky‘ We still need to construct a cage to help prop that tree, in the hope of enabling it to form a new tap root.
I have no doubt that if this tree had come down in the forest, it would have grown a new root system along its trunk, all reaching into the ground below it’s prone form. Nature is the grand artist of keeping life going in dramatically new ways… But since we want this tree to shield our view of our neighbor’s roof line, it must be propped until time and the ‘spirit of the tree‘ find a way to heal and regenerate.
The other was split in half right down the center of the trunk. We propped the pieces back together and the canopy has continued to flourish, but it became clear that the tree would need far more help before it could grow over the gaps caused by such a serious split.
We did consider cutting away the half that kept wanting to make its way to the ground (the other half was strong enough to stand all by itself), but since that half, too, had a canopy that was thriving, it seemed such a shame to kill it (though we would have honored its wood in our carvings).
So we did some research and discovered how others had dealt with similar blows, and the result was that we inserted bolts through the pieces in several places.
We did cut away one branch that was far too heavy to allow healing to occur, but also bolted together another branch that just needed more support to be effective.
Now our young ash tree is akin to a human body full of nuts and bolts after necessary surgery. Eventually, the tree will grow around the bolts (which allow the heart sap to flow and not be throttled, as can happen when you place bands around a tree).
In decades to come, you won’t even know the bolts are there.
The story of this tree and the work we have done to help it can be used as a metaphor.
We all need help sometimes in order to heal. Especially if the damage is just too much to do anything about it by ourselves. Often, the work required to heal in that case is extensive and leaves hidden scars, just like our tree will have inside itself.
The split will be hidden within the tree, never to be discovered until the tree finally comes down, but the damage done will not shorten its life, nor stop it thriving.
As I wrote previously, healing is wholistic. It encompasses many levels of life, including spiritual, mental and emotional, not just the physical.
In modern times, the modes of thought are often to excise the parts of life that are no longer working, to walk away from bad relationships or bad jobs, to cut off even the beautiful and thriving because it no longer fits with our view of what we want in our lives – but nature shows us that if the spirit is strong, even the worst damage can often be healed, and what may temporarily look like a disaster can once again be a thing of beauty if we take the effort to enact repair and allow time for healing to occur.
Therefore, even the worst and seemingly unhealable splits can re-merge in a unified entity if all parties put in the effort to make things work – or allow the intervention of others to help them do that.
The tragedies of life that affect our deepest selves can also be healed in a similar way, if we open up to accepting a bit of help from others – and where full physical healing is not possible, the mind and spirit can always be regenerated.
Our delightful son is evidence of that, and has earned our respect as our imagined embodiment of the delightful vedic god, Ganesha, with his burgeoning joy for life despite his disabilities.
We all acknowledge the way nature thrives through the worst catastrophes and adapts itself to whatever situation it finds itself in. Yet we often struggle to align ourselves to the idea that we, as beings of nature, also have this ability.
By remembering our inner source and reconnecting with the ‘cosmic pool of spiritual energy‘ that supplies us, we can rediscover the inherent healing within ourselves, on whatever level that healing is attainable.
P.S. For those who have a similarly split tree, be aware that, despite such surgery, there can be the possibility of further assail if water gets into the split and encourages rot or insect attack. We used silicon spray to seal the inside of the split. The spray was able to get into the splintered areas where we would not have been able to inject silicon from a hand gun. Because it is only a thin coat of spray, we may have to repeat this process every couple of years until the split has grown over.