Posts Tagged ‘Healing’

Holding the Broken Places

March 24, 2013

Recently I fell and broke a number of bones in my right hand. Figuring out how to live with only one hand, and that one not being my dominant one, has been an awakening journey. The simplest things we take for granted, like the basic capability of  opening a jar or tying a shoe, come into question. Every other minute of the day it is something else. This has a way of calling absolutely everything into question — how we come to take anything at all for granted is up for reflection.

There is pain involved, layers of pain not just physical, but the physical pain is the most easily focused upon. In dealing with this I have had some interesting discoveries. More than pain killers or anti-inflammatories or aspirin, what my hand seems to crave is touch. In a few instances I have asked friends to just hold it, showing them where to place their thumbs and fingers on the most damaged parts. I feel the energy of the touch like a subtle but powerful electricity going into the brokenness; it is fascinating. I can barely believe how good and healing it feels, or the sense of relief it brings. This is not at all something I can do for myself, it only happens through the touch of another.

Perhaps brokenness is sometimes a necessary opening to allow for energy from another to come in, so we can understand more fully the ways that we require one another. This experience encourages me more than ever to want to do what it is that I do in my work, which is sometimes to sit with and hold broken places in soul, spirit and psyche so that energy, which is by nature healing, can pass through.

This hand holding gives a simple image for what we can do for one another. It isn’t surgery and doesn’t take great skill; it simply requires focus, willingness, care and attention. That is not too hard for us.

Instantaneous Healing

October 21, 2010

I am remembering a dream I had some years ago, the details of which I wish I had time to look back into my dream journals to find right now, but I will tell what I remember. I am on the bottom of the ocean, there is a university, I am getting my Ph.D. in Angelology, (a term that I had never heard of before the dream but have since read is one that is used somewhere), and there is something we are learning about instantaneous healing. The message seemed to be that humans are set up now to believe that it takes time to recover from ailments at all of the levels – emotional, psychological, physical, spiritual. We don’t truly realize yet that instant healing is possible; that it is literally possible to go from a state of sickness to a state of freedom from that sickness in an instant when things are lined up right. That was what we are learning about in this school at the bottom of the sea regarding the science of Angelology.

People struggle now for years to recover from traumas, abuses, illnesses of every kind, and the set up has been that it takes those years to integrate the shocks, the information, work through the healing processes, and become free of the effects. Our best shots now at “instantaneous healing” involve repression, or severance and marginalization of the issue. These are band-aids on the problem, helpful for a time but not healing. There is much information that we have yet to integrate regarding the true possibilities of healing.

Jesus was the Miracle Man who healed in a moment. It is possible. I loved what one of the participants in a conference I recently attended said by way of response to one of the lectures. He called up Jesus’ words, “And greater things than these shall ye do.” The fellow remarked, “This is not a scriptural phrase that I hear preached upon very often.”

So true. And what the passage says is true. We just have to live into it.