The main reason for healing is love.
is not the same as curing. Healing does not take us back
was before, rather, Healing brings us closer to our true Self.
The greatest barrier to own own healing is not the
pain, sorrow or
violence inflicted upon us as children.
Our greatest hindrance
is our ongoing capacity to judge, to
criticize, and to bring
tremendous harm to ourselves. If we
can harden our heart against
ourselves and meet our most tender
feelings with anger and
condemnation, we simultaneously armor our
the possibility of gentleness, love and healing.
The greatest force in the human body is the
natural drive of
the body to heal itself--
but that force is not independent
of the belief system. Everything begins with belief.
we believe is the most powerful option of all.
body has natural healing capacities that nobody in the
field of medicine can pretend ultimately to understand.
If you break a bone it will heal itself. All the doctor does
make sure the pieces of the bone are properly set back together.
ourselves on the spiritual level involves developing a strong
connection with our soul. We heal ourselves on the mental
we become aware of our core beliefs, release those that limit us,
open to more supportive ideas and greater understanding.
healing takes place as we learn to accept and experience the full
of our feelings. And we heal ourselves on the physical level
when we learn
to honor and care for our bodies, and for the physical world
|Healing requires from us to stop struggling,
enjoy life more and endure it less.
If a culture treats a particular illness with
compassion and enlightened
understanding, then sickness can be
seen as a challenge, as a
healing crisis and opportunity. Being
sick is then not a condemnation
or a moral judgment, but a
movement in a larger process
of healing and restoration. When
sickness is viewed positively and in
supportive terms, then
illness has a much better chance to heal,
with the concomitant
result that the entire person
may grow and be enriched in the
A person who hides the truth
that he or she is sick
cannot expect to be cured.
far more important to know
what person the disease has
than what disease the person has.
Miracles rest not so much upon healing power coming
near us from afar, but upon our perceptions being made
so that for the moment our eyes can see and our ears can
what has been there around us always.
|There once was a wise sage who wandered the
One day, as he passed near a village, he was
a woman who saw he was a sage and told him of a sick
nearby. She beseeched him to help this child.
The sage came
to the village, and a crowd gathered around him, for
such a man
was a rare sight. One woman brought the sick
child to him,
and he said a prayer over her.
"Do you really think your prayer will help her, when
has failed?" yelled a man from the crowd.
"You know nothing of such things! You are a
stupid fool!" said the sage to the man.
The man became very angry with these words and his face grew
and red. He was about to say something, or perhaps strike
when the sage walked over to him and said: "If one word
power as to make you so angry and hot,
may not another
have the power to heal?"
And thus, the sage healed two people that day.
is the journey. The destination is yourself. The full
recognition of all
the different aspects of yourself—your joy, your sorrow, your
your pleasure—all lead you to the source of who you are.
having intimate contact with this source can you experience the
of your life. Only by fearlessly looking within can you
embrace the landscape
of your life and open yourself completely to all the love
and compassion that lives inside you.
takes time. Despite great advances in medicine, the biggest
part of your recovery is attributable to the enormous healing
inside you. The body heals itself according to its
own timetable--anxious thoughts never hasten recuperation.
If a person
can turn from predicting illness to anticipating
recovery, the foundation for cure is laid.
Drugs are not always necessary.
Belief in recovery always is.
ward off disease or recover health, people as a rule
find it easier to depend on healers than to attempt
the more difficult task of living wisely.
supposed to be a professional secret, but I'll tell you anyway.
We doctors do nothing. We only help and encourage the doctor
within. We are at best when we give the doctor who resides
within each patient a chance to go to work.
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Healing proceeds from the depths to the heights.
die of their medicines than their diseases.
all is not beauty and peace. I don't believe I've ever met a
who hasn't been challenged or wounded by something. Difficulties
we can either waste away from our wounds or use them to grow our
My husband, for example, is a survivor of the Second World War.
As a child,
he suffered through six years of bombings, near-escapes, and
Part of his soul work has been the gradual transformation of this
of grief and pain. As he heals himself, he also participates
in healing that terrible idea
of war in others. I have always said that no one heals
alone--we heal through and for one another.
When cancer first came
into my life, people all around me treated
it as the enemy. I was told I had to join the medical team
fight together to defeat it. This was the wrong thing to say
who was the last one to be picked for any team. I was much
sitting on the sidelines and encouraging the other players.
totally unskilled at defeating anything. So I secretly went
way and decided that I was free to choose the meaning of the
experience. I decided I would develop a friendly
with the cancer, which was something I was good at.