Last updated on January 2, 2021
What is Spiritual Healing?
A friend of mine is always in pain; let’s call her Natalie.
What causes her pain, you ask?
The names change but the story stays the same: She meets a guy, there’s an attraction, they flirt, exchange numbers, go on a couple dates, maybe kiss — it’s an exciting time. Natalie will spend every waking hour daydreaming about her and the guy’s future together.
Cracks start to show.
He takes longer to respond to her texts. He’s not as eager to make plans. She consults her friends and we tell her he’s not interested. Was she too intense? Does she smell of desperation?
Natalie fumes. She calls everyone (including the guy) about this heartbreaking situation. They were meant to be together forever!
Then one day he stops responding for good and it’s officially over.
She cries for weeks over the breakup of a relationship that never existed.
Then she meets a new guy and the cycle begins again.
On a subconscious level, Natalie is aware of this pattern and wants it to end. That said, she’s not dumb. She knows the alternative to boy drama is something far more difficult….
Natalie needs to spiritually heal.
What Is Spiritual Healing?
Spiritual healing is the act of identifying the root of a behavior (or thought pattern) and resolving it.
Our roots are usually buried in the subconscious part of the brain and tricky to access. Once accessed and resolved, however, we are free to align with our souls and express its authentic desires. This process is called spiritual healing.
Let’s consider Natalie.
Boy drama has nothing to do with her pain. If anything, it’s a welcome distraction because it gives her something to focus on besides her root, which is a terrible lack of self-worth.
Natalie actually knows her life purpose but her problem is she doesn’t have the confidence to take action. Restlessness, frustration and sadness brew inside of her which is why she turns to dating for an escape.
Where do Natalie’s feelings of inferiority stem from?
No one knows but her.
But until she can sit with them, feel them, examine and resolve them, her life purpose remains on hold.
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Are You Spiritually Healed?
This is a trick question since the spiritual healing process can sometimes last a lifetime.
Regardless, for the sake of conversation, I consider someone spiritually healed if they are conscious of their journey and actively working to resolve it.
So how about you?
- Do you feel resistance towards certain emotions?
- Do you have chronic pain?
- Are you overweight?
- Do you struggle with addiction?
- Is how you spend your time (i.e., work) beneath you, boring, repetitive or draining?
- Do you suffer from anxiety?
- Does life feel out of your control?
- Are you scared to want more?
- Does the unknown terrify you?
- Are you bored?
Only you know the answers to these questions which is why being ruthlessly honest is the first step in spiritual healing.
Remember that the reason you want to spiritually heal is to ascertain why you were born.
Did you know that Hitler’s authentic self was a painter?
He was rejected from art school three times and apparently never got over it. The sadness stayed in his subconscious for many years until it manifested itself in the form of unrelenting anger.
So if you’re obese, in pain, depressed, anxious, scared, irritable, bored or otherwise, keep in mind that your circumstances are the manifestation of you not aligning with your soul and spiritually healing.
Everyone and everything is connected energetically.
When you don’t heal, your family suffers. Your neighbors suffer. I suffer. The world suffers.
Your gift to the world is your authentic self, whoever that person is and whatever talents you possess.
Natalie is robbing the world of her gift because she’s too scared to resolve her root issue (so she distracts herself with boys).
And you? What gift are you hiding from the world?
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What is Spiritual Healing and Why it Matters
Chelsea Handler wrote a book called Life Will be the Death of Me, and in it she talks about her irrational and obsessive hatred of Donald Trump.
As we all know, Chelsea is not alone in that regard.
But the vitriol for Trump is on another level, and I wonder how many of his haters are conscious of the true root of their anger…..
For example, as Chelsea discusses in her book, she learned through therapy that her anger towards Trump was actually grief she never processed after her brother had died.
It took Chelsea a long time to unveil her root, but it was worth it because she discovered her life purpose (helping others).
Someone who is spiritually healed can see the world beyond themselves to engage and contribute accordingly.
What could you be contributing to the world?
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Can We Spiritually Heal the World?
Every human life represents a tiny fraction of the collective human soul.
The atoms and molecules that make up our physical world, are the same atoms and molecules that form a human body. Our brains perceive a table as different than a banana but under a microscope everything is the same.
I say this because when one person spiritually heals, the benefits do not end where the physical person does. Their healing benefits the soul of the earth, of humanity and pushes us to evolve.
Spiritual Healing at Home
Most healing tends to stem from wounds incurred in childhood. When a parent is not spiritually healed, they unconsciously instill pain in a child who then spends a lifetime trying to heal. If that child is not healed by the time they have children of their own, they unconsciously instill pain in their own children. Thus, the pattern continues.
Spiritual Healing at Work
To say evil corporation is a misnomer when you consider that corporations are nothing more than legal documents. That said, it’s possible for a corporation to be run by an individual or group of people who have not spiritually healed. When someone is unaware of a root that is causing pain, sadness or anger, it can manifest itself at work. For example, an executive might overlook bad working conditions at his factory because he is trapped in an abusive marriage and too scared to leave. His fear of being alone is rooted in childhood when his mother was never around. Until that executive chooses to spiritually heal by forgiving his mother and leaving his marriage, he can’t process empathy for others and the factory conditions won’t change.
Spiritual Healing in the Government
Government is an agreement between people on how a population should be managed. The problem with government is that it is comprised of individuals, and there is no requirement that you must be spiritually healed before you can work in government. This is precisely why Washington DC is riddled with greed, crime and corruption. Government on paper can sound wonderful and serve the people. In reality, however, it is giving unconscious and sometimes morally questionable people far more authority and power than they deserve. If this isn’t reason enough to support small government, I don’t know what is.
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What is Spiritual Healing?
I’m not dumb.
I realize that even if spiritual healing was taught in schools and culturally acceptable to talk about, the majority of people still wouldn’t do it.
That’s because being free, truly free, is scary. We are taught in this country from such a young age that we need authority. Who are we and what would we do if there wasn’t an American Dream checklist?
The answer to that question is an alternative universe I daydream about living in. A place where the individual loved themselves and expressed themselves creatively and contributed to the world simply by being their authentic self.
But look, this stuff is hard.
So even if someone chooses a comfortable and unfulfilling life, but is self-aware and understands they’re denying their authentic self, I consider that person spiritually healed. To bring the unconscious to the conscious is significant progress for one lifetime.
The first step is the hardest: Be honest with yourself. What do you want? What do you really want? Who do you want to be? What specially is so scary? Your life is a choice, but your moral responsibility is to honor your soul.
The world is not “you vs. them.” You are them! We are them. We are all one. And we all need each other. With empathy and compassion, you can pave the way to your truth through spiritual healing. There is a purpose waiting for you and the rest of us are ready when you are 🙂