Dissertation – Meditation (Post Graduate Studies)
Healing is a prevalent word that everyone who hears it knows exactly the meaning of. This is understood as a recovery from sickness, any ailment, or any emotional distress, to restore to its original form and good state or to mend any problems or difficulties associated with physical, mental, and emotional being. Emotions are the root of almost every illness because all kinds of unlimited emotions, whether anger, worry, and all other kinds of emotions, get “stuffed” in the body, which in the process creates aches, pains, general discomfort, mental, physical, emotionally and eventually cause serious injury to the body like tumors, cancers, etc.
Emotions also are the foundation on which we build our life, wherein they either inspire us or limit our well-being. For example, we could have joy, peace, bliss, and happiness while having feelings of anger, fear, unworthiness, and confusion. These factors make a whole person with limited and controlled emotions, which can cause a person to be stuck to a wrong or false perception about himself.
These emotions with beliefs shroud our divine Self. Exploring spirituality must include knowledge and let go of limitations in fear, denial, and disbelief. Is emotion needs enough courage and trusts to explore its inner working?
To start talking about the power of healing through meditation, we have to involve how meditation works in healing, its acceptance of science by the public, and the acquisition of a systematic approach to gain skill or proficiency. We need knowledge and understanding to apply this ancient practice to our health benefits. Meditation has been used for thousands of years. People use meditation to move the mind’s busy activity and emotional commotion from entering deeply into the subject of thought.
The power of meditation has not been proven theory anymore since it has been proven in research results by laboratory analysts, medical doctors, and other scientists that meditation can heal. With a long history of its existence and being practiced for its healing power, meditation comes in handy for self-healing and others. Ability to do it and understand that it will work if properly practiced. Meditation has overwhelming acceptance and benefits for our bodies. ” pleasure the job puts perfection in work.” –Aristotle.
The meditation on healing is effective and will guide at every level when the spirit, mind, and body work together. This will result in an outstanding balance of thought alertness and well-being, rejuvenate the body, and revive the thought always to be prepared for any given time to do a session. We are under the bondage of fears and stress, a norm of life in today’s environment feeding our souls and letting go of our minds and spirits from the captivity of stress and worry. Just watching TV will fill our brains with scary things. The news, where it seems, is not news if it is not bad.
Nowadays, people look for alternative medicines due to high prices and nasty side effects from conventional drugs. One of my colleagues said that the drugs he was taking made his skin dry and scaly, and he was always tired and sleepy. It is healing the original disease but creating more than one new disease. Unfortunately, people are not opening their eyes to this natural health, methods, and ways of healing. Holistic nutrition, naturopathy, herbology, and natural health are some alternative medicinal practices, not disregarding the more ancient method of faith healing.
Food is also considered the best medicine for our body, and avoiding eating unhealthy will cut cholesterol, prevent cancer, ease the pain of arthritis, and help us lose weight. Oksokebsites, audio, and video formats publish for seekers of actual knowledge of healing. There is a broad spectrum of explanations in the written and unwritten history of modern and ancient medicine, and all end up a part of beliefs and religion.
To go more profound than the meditation process of healing, we must go beyond our imagination, honestly. Healing has existed for centuries and has been accepted by various cultures and traditions: their origin and roots and the effects they did to have them survive until this time. With the advancement of modern technology, the availability of information is just around the corner. The resources are just within our reach, and going beyond this process will open the door to learning the mystical, spiritual, and natural form of healing.
Traditional treatment involves one or a combination of traditional meditation, traditional rituals, and taking traditional medicines. Mind, Body, Spirit, Heart & Soul are parts of traditional healing. Shamanic healing is one of early healing which is focused on spirit-infused healing. Native American traditional healing is another healing, and to protect your health, knowledge is an essential weapon. You need to know how different power works. There are side effects, as if there are any. Whether modern medicine, traditional or natural alternatives, what makes the treatment the best choice is the combination of factors that includes effectiveness, safety, and cost.
If we can afford it, the only solution with all these things around us is to leave the current level of life and retreat either to the mountaintop or to the seaside of the country where you can feel freedom from all anxieties and stressful life and live a life with ignorant creation free from all the debris of the urban life. A condoning lifestyle is a dream that comes and turns nothing into something impossible under the sun. You cannot let your offspring or their offspring do it. All you have to do is initiate it. Then, with the fresh air, the soothing breeze from the sea, and the culminating sound of the waves free from pollution, we can harness the power of our mind and breathe through meditation’s healing power, combine our spiritual and practical knowledge and understanding of our human conduct, which has something to do with achieving the wisdom that may develop in meditation. Maintaining the health and healing potential will still be at hand, and one can enjoy exercising its power through regular practice.
“Faith plays a significant role in this healing process. Studies conducted by Harvard Medical School associate professor Dr. Herbert Benson, M.D. indicate that the method of meditation is not as important as the person’s belief that it will produce beneficial results. T is idea is also mirrored in many mystical and religious writings. (Source: Spiritual Healing Meditation)
REVIEW OF LITERATURE
1) Anatomy of Hatha Yoga (2001) Body and Breath Inc. by H. David Coulter, Ph.D. H received a Ph.D. in anatomy from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences in 1986. Taught neuroscience and microscopic at the University of Minnesota Medical School and Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Columbia University of Physicians and Surgeons, practicing yoga since 1974. The E-book discussed principles of anatomy and physiology as applied to hatha yoga. Breathing expedites movement, posture, and pelvic and abdominal postures for relaxation and meditation.
The anatomy of Hatha Yoga is the only current authoritative source that correlates the study of hatha yoga with anatomy and physiology. Hatha yoga comprises stretching, strengthening, and breathing exercises in upright, lying down, and inverted postures. Yoga teachers, students, personal trainers, medical therapists, or anyone curious or troubled about how the body responds to stretching and exercise will find a new and partly old cornucopia of readable and reliable information in this book. It was written and edited to meet the needs of a general audience largely unschooled in the biomechanical sciences and to attract and challenge the interests of the medical profession. The booth features 230 black and white photographs and more than 120 diagrams and anatomical illustrations.
2) Charcoal (1998) Agatha Thrash, M.D., & Calvin Thrash, M.D. – Both authors are physicians and founded Uchee Pines Institute in 1970, a non-profit natural health education institute. These books described the use of charcoal for medicinal purposes aside from other applications.
3) Coconut Oil (2003) Cynthia Holzapfel and Laura Hilzapfel – Cynthia Holzapfel is the managing editor of Book Publishing Co., co-creator of The Mail Order Catalog-a mail-order resource for books and foods for a healthy lifestyle and health researcher. S e is also the author of Apple Cider Vinegar. T e book discussed the role of fats in our body; one of the most healthful fats to cook with, and it has powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties. So discussed are the nutritional benefits of coconut oil and the role of cholesterol.
4) Cults, World Religions, and the Occult (1990) by Kenneth Boa, who holds a B.S. from Case Institute of Technology, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, and post-doctoral studies from Oxford University, Oxford, England. D. Boa is in full-time ministry as President of Reflections Ministries, Inc. H s Reflections monthly newsletter reaches several thousand people in the U.S. T e book briefly discusses various religions of the non-Christian movement of the East and teachings and briefly discusses the benefits of meditations in healing and teaching to respond to spiritual falsehood. It is all arranged in an easy-to-understand guide desired to provide precise information.
5) Defeating Diabetes (2003) by Brenda Davis, R.D. & Tom Barnard, and M.D. – Brenda Davis is a past chairperson of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association and Co-Author of Becoming Vegetarian and Becoming Vegan and also a Co-Author of Dairy-Free and Delicious. S e has worked as an academic nutrition instructor, a public health nutritionist, a clinical dietitian, and a nutrition consultant. She specialized in essential fatty acid nutrition and life cycle challenges and published numerous articles on these and other topics relating to vegetarian nutrition. At the same time, Tom Barnard is a Medical professional, an MD, FAAFP, CAG (Geriatrics), and CCFP (EMI) specializing in disease risk assessment and management. An adjunct Professor of Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph and a clinical adjunct professor of Family Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. E-book discussed the diet that works best to beat diabetes. It guides the practical steps with 50 delicious recipes using whole foods.
6) Healing by God’s Natural Methods (1997) by Al Wolfsen was given up to die before he was 21 years old. In 1948, he was at the point of death, and the medical doctors gave up all hope of recovery. H turned away from medical “science” that offered no help and turned to the remedies found in the Bible and nature. H prayed and promised to work for God as long as he should live. H rapidly recovered, and since then, he has taught hundreds of sick people how to use only simple non-poisonous remedies. Wolfsen is also the author of “God is My Doctor.” It was published in 1962.
7) Herbs for Health (1997) By Ellen G. White – A woman of remarkable spiritual gifts who lived most of her life during the nineteenth century (1827-1915), yet through her writings, she is still making a revolutionary impact on millions of people around the world. S e wrote more than 5,000 periodical articles and 40 books, but today, including compilations from her 50,000 pages of manuscript, she has more than 100 titles. This book mentioned the value of nature’s remedies like; sunlight, fresh air, healthful food, pure water, exercise, temperature, rest, and trust in divine care.
8) Hydrotherapy Simple Treatments for Common Ailments (1995) By Clarence Dail, M.D. and Charles Thomas, M.D. T e book discussed how to overcome diseases using hydrotherapy, massage compresses, poultices, and steam baths. The E-book also includes illustrations.
9) Hands of Light (1987) Bantam New Age Book; Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field, by Barbara Ann Brennan, is a scientist’s look at the field of bioenergetics’ healing, offering specific techniques towards expanding perceptual tools of healing, seeing auras, understanding psychodynamics and the human energy field, and spiritual healing. Trained as a physicist and psychotherapist, Brennan has spent the last 15 years studying the human energy field and working as a healer. A hand of Light goes beyond traditional, objective knowledge while retaining scientific clarity. It entails a study of the human energy field and how it is intimately connected to a person’s health and well-being. It contains essential information for anyone involved in healing and conscious health care, including people seeking to heal themselves. Science and spirituality may currently be at odds, but fortunately, there will always be scientists who are spiritual seekers, and it is in the mingling of the two worlds where wisdom is born. –Jodie Buller
10) Healing with Pressure Point Therapy (1999) by Jack Forem and Steve Shimer L.Ac. Jack Forum is an accomplished writer on health subjects with numerous articles to his credit, including transcendental meditation, which is then translated into various languages. S eve Shimer L.Ac, Is a practicing acupuncturist. H has been a teacher of meditation and holistic health for over 25 years. H is a graduate of the Emperor College of Oriental Medicine. T is book has simple-to-understand diagrams and instructions to follow for self-healing. It includes Acupressure, Shiatsu, reflexology, and a little yoga.
11) How to Practice the Way to a Meaningful Life (2002) by Tenzin Gyatso, The Fourteenth Dalai Lama-Translated and Edited by Jeffrey Hopkins; according to this book, there are two ways to create happiness. Eternal and mental development. Eternal by obtaining the basic needs of humans, including better friends, we can find an accurate measure of happiness, satisfaction, and contentment. Mental development focuses on inner happiness. These two approaches are only somewhat viable. Eternal happiness will not last without its counterpart. However, if the presence of wisdom is in mind, the fulfillment of happiness can still be attained even under pressure.
12) Mystic Medicine (1995) Warren Peters, M.D., Director of Center, Center for Health Promotion, Loma Linda University, Assistant Professor Preventive Medicine, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics School of Public Health. A Christian Physician with many years of traditional, humanistic, medical, and surgical training enlightened to the concept of the “whole man.” His book discussed healing through herbal therapy, acupuncture, reflexology, methods, and holistic healing techniques and briefly discussed western medicine.
13) Mudras Yoga in your Hands (2000) Weiser Books, Gertrud Hirsch: for the past 16 years, she taught by with the latest medical finding at her yoga school in Zurich, Switzerland, Germany, and Greece. Madras, also called the “finger power points,” are yoga positions for the hands and fingers. They can be practiced sitting, lying down, standing, or walking. They can be done at any time and place while stuck in traffic, at the office, watching TV, or whenever you have to twiddle your thumbs waiting for something. Hirsch shows how these techniques can prevent illness, relieve stress, and heal emotional problems.
14) Raw Food Treatment of Cancer (1995) Kristine Nolfi M.D., a Physician in Copenhagen, Denmark for 50 years., Established Sanatorium Humlegaarden in the south of Elsinore, treating cancer patients with natural methods using raw food. The treatment is based on her own experience as a cancer survivor and ends the treatment of patients with drugs altogether.
15) Superconscious Meditation – Kundalini and the Understanding of the World Mind. Daniel R. Condron, D.M., D.D., M.S., Ph.D., a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. He devoted thirty years of his life to self-awareness and understanding the Universal Language of Mind. He is the chancellor of the College of Metaphysics and serves as President of the Board of Directors of the School of Metaphysics, Missouri, USA. In this book, he discussed meditation and its benefits, like healing, the superconscious mind, commitment to self, emotions, and the ability to receive or receptivity. It explained the difference between our brains and mind—an excellent book to understand that healing is just a grasp away. Kundalini healing is working with Chakras.
16) Seeking the Heart of Wisdom (2001) Shambhala Publishing; by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield; Joseph Goldstein is a co-founder of the insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, while Jack Kornfield was trained as a Buddhist monk in Southeast Asia. H is the co-founder of Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and a senior teacher at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. The book discussed the teachings and practice of insight meditation. It is a thorough, illuminating, and practical overview of insight meditation, a rich source of Buddhist wisdom and practice. Developing compassion and openness is a focus on spiritual practice.
17) The Art of Massage (1999) By John Harvey Kellog, M.D., LL.D, F.A.C.S. – a fellow of the American College of the Surgeon, The Royal Society of Medicine, American Medical Association. H is a member of the Societies D’ Hygiene of France, the American Economic Association, the American and British association for the advancement of science, and the end of the Battle Creek Sanitarium. H discussed The History of Massage; The Physiological Effects of Massage; The Therapeutic Applications of Massage; The Procedures of Massage; the Massage of Special Regions; Recent Progress in Massage; and more.
18) The Brief History of Time (1996) by Stephen Hawking, A Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge, is regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein. This book is full of friendly illustrations and covers the strings of theories and the nature of time. T e author has simplified the origin of the universe, the nature of space and time, and what holds it all together to an unprecedented degree, inviting nonscientists to share their apparent awe and love of the unseen forces that shape it all.
19) The Four Yogas (2007): Swami Adiswarananda, a senior monk of the Ramakrishna Order of India, is a Minister and Spiritual Leader of New York. H is a noted writer and speaker of various books: The Spiritual Quest and the Way to Yoga, The Vedanta Way to Peace and Happiness, and Meditation and its Practices. These detailed books provide information about these Four Yoga practices; Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, and Jnana Yoga. The book also tells us that the disconnection from our true selves causes pain and suffering. The recovery from this pain and suffering is a reconnection with our innermost self, the reality of recognizing that knowledge of self is our salvation. This is a good book for self-discovery. R aching the goal of self-knowledge is through constant practice and discovering the reality of all realities.
20) Wheels of Light (1994) by Rosalyn Bruyere. Internationally acclaimed healer, clairvoyant, and medicine woman. She was instrumental in the eight-year study of the human electromagnetic field at UCLA. Ordained minister; she is the founder and director of the Healing Lights Center Church in Glendale, California. The book discussed the bridge between science and mysticism. This book deals with Chakras, Auras, and the Healing Energy of the body’s essential keys to understanding our evolutionary journey and ourselves. -A guide to the Spiritual Paths of Action, Devotion, and Knowledge.
21) Yoga for Weight Loss (2004) Celia Hawe – Educates fitness teachers and conducts personal development workshops. For over 20 years, she has held a prestigious British Wheel of Yoga diploma and is a graduate life coach with Coach University. S e is a member of the Association of Fitness Professionals. The E-book covers a groundbreaking regime that stops the endless cycle of dieting and weight gain by restoring control of your body, eating habits, and attitude toward your weight.
22) Uses of Water (2001) By John Harvey Kellog, M.D., LL.D, F.A.C.S. – a fellow of the American College of Surgeon, The Royal Society of Medicine, American Medical Association. Member of the Societe D’Hygiene of France, American Economic Association and of, the American and British Association for the Advancement of Science, and superintendent of the Battle Creek Sanitarium. is book discusses the nature of water and the physiological effects it has. It‘s a remedy for various diseases, practiced by most eminent physicians of all ages.
The most significant level of influence in our existence is the belief that our stronghold in our daily journey in this world is our Almighty Father in heaven. Our Physical mechanics call it the mysterious level of our creation and tie this together for the ultimate truth; man was created and formed with the belief in the existence of God. Taoists call it Tao, Christians and Jews call it God, and Muslims call it Allah, to name a few, and this thing is regarded by many as the essence of life, the things that make a thing a thing.
Through an intuitive understanding of our spirit, we recognize that life is beautiful and full of promise, and our soul enjoys the comfort of that interpretation. However, while it is outside our body searching for wisdom, a disconnection occurs, and our soul lives in fear because all access to truth is blocked. Spirit and soul connection is needed to have a harmonious life. It is like a separation from God, from the light; the suspension of light will live in darkness, and only the wicked enjoy it.
As the years passed, people got healed using natural plants provided to them by the herb man, cunning man, quack doctor, and your doctor, medicine man; you name it. There are more titles and designations we can think of only to prove that they existed before the secular schools were established; they were already healing patients for centuries and were the first to discover the medicine that came from plants. They still exist in this modern time in this advanced scientific age of modern equipment.
Their methods are still acceptable in that area where most people are poor and need help to pay the high price of consultation and the runaway costs of medicines. Some still believe evil spirits cause diseases or illnesses. These healers do not give drug therapy or surgery as medical doctors do. They have no physical contact with the patients except those who practice healing patients possessed by evil spirits. They sometimes heal by making smoke from the burned plants and letting the patients inhale it, so the lousy spirit will be choked and leave the victim’s body.
Many occult practitioners live in darkness. My experience, back in the ’50s, was a story of a whole family in Manila who possessed an evil spirit caused by their brother-in-law who had that black magic power. According to the story, the first victim is his parents; the second is his sister-in-law married to his brother, then his mother in law in his second wife. His first wife died mysteriously. In addition, his second wife’s family was the next victim of his evil spirit work. There was much action inside the house during the night and quiet in the daytime.
During the second week of this horrible experience, one of the brothers not infected by this evil spirit came to the house with a cross inside a bottle, started praying, and then left for something he said he wanted to accomplish. A few hours after he left, there came a bunch of males, and they said they wanted to help to heal the victims. They are all in middle age, and the victims have no choice in their half-conscious minds and are physically tired due to lack of sleep. They said they needed help. Everything came out fine, and the family recognized each other for a short time and did not have any memory of what had happened in the past few days.
No more hurting each other, yelling, and no more physical contact, like being thrown out from the stairways, from the windows, ceramics plates flying and hitting one another. The following morning police and health officials came and took every one of them for examination. After interviews and physical and mental examinations, the diagnosis was an early stage of losing their minds and needing to be confined in a psychiatric facility for treatment.
Fast forward to the story; the family was diagnosed with losing their mind but was released at their brother’s request the same day. The victims were not talking until they arrived at their house, where it all began. The brother brought in a few medicine men. They started the healing rituals and found out that a bunch of males that came and promised to help them (the victims) were from the wicked group that belonged to the person who initiated this traumatic event.
Almost all the victims got immediate healing, but one, the center of the first attack, the one used by the evil force to cause this dilemma to infect the whole family—the wife of the wicked attacker, who happened to be the husband and head of the group of witchcrafts. The wicked group would be back, said the leader of the medicine men, and it would be anytime in the night to finish their mission, which could cost the life of my Mom’s sister (Aunt). Therefore, they waited patiently until it showed signs that it was inside my Aunt’s body, then started the healing ritual. First, they prayed with the tail of a Stingray on their hands while whispering healing words. Then, they put something in my Aunt’s mouth, unrecognizable from where I am, and they continued whipping at the victim with the tail of the Stingray. It was not the victim who was harmed but the dark spirit inside the body; I heard when one of the siblings asked about the pain their sister was receiving from the whipping. After a few hours, there was an exchange of words between the dark spirit inside the body and the medicine man—the healer.
The victim’s voice this time sounded like a man, and the medicine men, now three of them, said it was time that they perished and warned the spirit few minutes to leave the body. The evil spirit confessed, pinpointed their leader, and said they were leaving the body. One of the witnesses told the victim’s brother to go to the leader’s house, whom he already knew when he heard it in their confession, and that was his brother-in-law’s house. When he reached the place and went inside the house, he found his brother-in-law on the floor in severe pain and asking for forgiveness. The medicine men intend to verify the correctness of the confession, and they will hand down the judgment.
This is a true-to-life experience. It always comes and goes in my memory. Many decades later, we no longer talk about it at gatherings. All the victims are now with the LORD enjoying eternal life. We witnessed this event at a very young age on top of the cabinet where my two sisters and I were placed to keep us safe from flying objects. My Mother, Aunts, and Cousins were all victims of this horrible evil act by an individual who would destroy anything for his satisfaction using his black magic power – witchcraft.
When asked who won the battle between good and evil, good won over evil, jealousy was the cause, and controlling the whole family was considered. When our mind keeps an event that we do not want to relive, like this traumatic event, it comes and goes, and it takes a long time to battle the fear when the mind brings it back to life. With the help of being born from above and responding from being called (ministerial calling), healing is a breeze. Even if the mind recalls the incident, fear is not there anymore. Now ask me again, who won? Without a doubt, the Spirit within me won the war. Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus, I lived a life knowing God and being protected by Him with a mission to tell those in doubt what He will reveal to me. Blessed are those who believe and will believe when your time comes.
My first experience made me aware that the powerful weapon to combat evil is our belief that Our Creator, the Father Almighty, will neither sleep nor slumber, and He will never leave us or forsake us. He was always present to protect us before I became a born-again Christian; I have feelings of emptiness and discomfort, and even in my dreams, something haunts me, and not aware that the one that bothers me is the enemy within me—myself. I created this monster and blamed someone else. I did not know then what I know now when I received the wisdom and acquired the knowledge of meditation. God is the first who rings the bell to remind me about His gift of salvation.
Through meditation, I learned that the existence of two personalities in one body was not material but spiritual. I am correct to say that the only one that can heal this discovery is the person himself, with the help of the Holy Spirit of His guidance within me. This happened when we started babysitting the stress of yesteryears and added the present-day stress. This boils down to depression, a lack of joy, and too much worry.
I never stopped seeking an answer through the media and asking people close to me until I finally gave up and surrendered to my doctor’s prescription, a conventional drug I had tried for so many years to avoid taking. Finally, an anti-depressant drug was prescribed, and I will not deny that it helped me, and the side effects were bearable. However, this medication made my mind seems empty. I have no feelings of worry and do not want to do anything (a good excuse for being lazy). I do not care about the noise around me. However, my family noticed my behavior had changed, my facial expression was different, and I was always smiling and in a good mood. Still, this change made them uncomfortable, especially my wife. I had no idea what changes they were seeing, I did not feel the change, but I knew it was a nice feeling compared to before. I do not feel the pain of sadness or any sad emotions because I am very relaxed. The noise of the grandkids does not bother me, nor does the high TV volume. In other words, I care less.
I became mindful of my internal problems when I started school at the University of Metaphysical Sciences. As a student, I learned meditation in one of our courses. This course taught us how to be patient and forgiving. Learning this method and doing it can help ease the two personalities until we successfully eliminate one distracting our focus. I learned that by having a forgiving heart, you are set free from being captive of yourself. So. I started to meditate with a forgiving heart and tried to go back to my childhood days to find out what it is that haunts me, who it is that needs my forgiveness, to free myself from the bondage of hate, to free myself from the captivity of my self-inflicted wound. Through meditation, I cleared my mind and my body with the help of finding my other self with the help of the Spirit in me. I believe God used Meditation to help me find it; actually, it is just a nuisance that cannot harm or interfere with reality, but still a distraction.
To sum it up, I found that the problem arises from pride and living in the past. Practicing meditation and being good at it has healed my internal problems. I have felt good ever since, and I do not need to wait for the person who offended me to ask for forgiveness. Sometimes they will never do it, or perhaps they do not even know they owe me one.
This experience allowed me to recognize that forgiveness is a medicine that can heal stress. However, at other times it may not be clear why we feel so stressed for no reason. Meditation, in this case, is very effective, and it takes us beyond the boundaries of modern and very technical medicines. We need to go beyond the understanding of healing; we need to practice and achieve the knowledge and understanding of the many benefits of these ancient healing methods.
I venture not only to study the Sacred Scriptures but also with an ardent love of seeking the truth and acquiring knowledge to become the enlightenment bridge for seekers of the truth and encourager for the learned who is out of line and be in line with what was the revealed word that was misunderstood a long time ago. Moreover, to do some explaining to those who wish to understand them.
Meditation is perceptible only by the intellect, and things perceptible to external senses could be impossible to attain the desired concentration. In my experience, Meditation is like putting oneself inside a sphere to be ejected into outer space, manipulating every step to control the journey to a successful consciousness. When it starts floating and creating its environment, including the stage where we, the actors, begin to play when the curtain starts to unfold. There comes a beginning of life without setting up how it will end.
Meditation can be controlled by breathing, and as I exerted effort, I got excited and generated a lot of energy. I learned how to generate a shining light with different colors in the background, and the easy way to successful meditation is by having a clear mind. Cleansing the mind is one thing we need to do to have a smooth flow of our imagination, and then with aura and the 7 Chakra is wonderful.
Prayer meditation is effective with one’s whole being—Spirit, soul, and body. Connect the physical realms of manifestation with the dimensions of the Spirit. The Spirit speaks in an audible language that your heart can hear. While the soul meditates with silent prayer, the body absorbs the Spirit’s indwelling and forms a unity. In meditation, we need wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and spiritual dance that will lead us to fellowshipping with the Father and the Son. Therefore, meditation is encouraged, as stated in the book of Joshua 1:8.
Meditation brings purity; it has nothing to do with dual personality or the shadow of our experiences. When we focus on the object where we want to start the meditation, we become whole; our thoughts are not divided, with no blockage, pausing, or stopping. It will be a continuous process, and we should focus on the working senses. Breathing will intensify the condition of the ongoing process due to excitement.
Concentrating on the value of life will lead you to seek physical, mental, and spiritual stability and make life divine. Experience with God is a lifetime achievement; it is miraculous and only happens once. I believe, and through revelation, it is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. In addition, once we receive it, it comes with the Spirit of wisdom and the revelation of the knowledge of Him. Through understanding, we will know Him better, and His Will and Purpose will be revealed. We can communicate with Him as the brother of Christ and as His children. Miraculous development begins when you are ready. Moreover, the kingdom will be revealed as it is revealed to some. Believe and accept that the kingdom is within; you will be glad you did.
A friend asked if a human has a soul and, if we have it, how we could see it. Furthermore, he also about the spirit, if it is the same as the soul. With these questions, we can already assume that he is not a Bible person and lacks knowledge of the word of God. With that assumption in mind, we should share the Word of God and encourage this type of seeker to start a relationship with God. In addition, this shows that some spiritual healing is needed in preparation for the presentation of the person to the body of Christ.
Meditation is connected to spirituality meditation is an effective method of seeking spiritual healing. According to Genevieve L. Paulson in the book Meditation as Spiritual Practice (2007:20), the physical body is vital to have a spirit-filled body. “The physical body is significant in spiritual growth. A person can develop only as far as their physical body will allow. If the physical body stays dense, heavy, and full of blocks, as many people have this issue, meditation energy will not be effective due to difficulty moving through the system. This creates aches, pains, crabbiness, and a general feeling of being a prisoner in their own body.” Furthermore, “Using meditations to help develop the physical body greatly enhances growth. As our physical bodies become lighter, freer, and the cells more developed, we begin to see our bodies as our allies rather than our jailors”.
For most people, stress is a fact. You may not be able to get out of it overnight, but the option is still open to finding alternatives. Living a stressful life leads to depression. As described in the book Healing with Pressure Point Therapy by Jack Forem and Steve Shimer. (1999:360) “We all experience stress every day. However, we do our best to cope with it. It is one of the most significant health hazards in modern life. Experts estimate that 70 and 80% of health disorders – and doctors’ visits – are stress-related”. Others said that stress is the root cause of some major diseases.
Our awareness today centers more on the relationship between the spirit, body, and mind. Our Creator gave us the awareness to be mindful not only of having the food that nourishes our body to survive but also equipped us with a weapon of protection. His divine power has given us the availability of everything we need to survive, and it is up to us to cultivate this gift or gifts and use it under the guidance of the Holy Spirit within us. Nevertheless, we need knowledge and a close relationship with God before utilizing these gifts. Just Knowing Him will not work. We must acknowledge His existence in our life and obedience to his will.
Every person is unique and may respond differently to a treatment. It could be on a case-to-case basis, and it can be faith to faith and due to the severity of the disease, like the experience of Al Wolfsen, author of the Healing by God’s Natural Healing (1997:2), whom himself turned into natural healing and received rapid healing after the medical doctors gave up Al’s hope of recovery.
There is a saying that you have to put up the spirit first. Then the physical transformation will follow with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, a belief that many Christians embraced for many years, and the transformation of non-Christians through their gods and goddesses. Many books have been written about Psycho Therapy, Chiropractic books, Healing by Magnetism, Healing through the Magnetic Energy Field, the Shaman Method, Witchcraft, and Christian Faith in Laying Hands.
Some of these books mentioned that the discovery to heal diseases came from the other world, some through inheritance, and some through thorough research from the underworld books. Many Christians believe in the intercession of the Holy Spirit, and the outpouring of His healing power is beyond the comprehension of unbelievers.
“The body never gives up the fight no matter how bad things are, no matter how serious the situation, no matter how long-standing the neglect has been. As long as it is alive, the body strives for homeostasis – balance. Like water in a jar that seeks its level no matter its position, the body seeks to normalize, correct, and maintain balance no matter the circumstances”. (source: Angel Fire).
As unique as Kristine Nolfi, M.D., a Physician from Denmark for 50 years, in her statement after turning her back from conventional healing to nature’s power of healing: “Since that time, I have been treating all my patients with natural methods – namely, by living food — with astonishing results. Sanatorium “Humlegaarden” always has a waiting list. As stated: “There is no regret in severing my relations with the medical profession, and I am happy to have entered the field of nature cure. Thanks to this persecution by my former colleagues, my reputation grew immensely in all Scandinavian countries. This kind of advertisement was worth more to me than money could buy. My former colleagues acted as my free press agents, and I have received free publicity in all Scandinavian newspapers.”
“During the persecution by the medical doctors, I was called a charlatan doctor; but now the doctors have changed their minds about me. They tell their patients who report their good results in my sanatorium that I am a good psychologist and personage. They do not wish to admit that living food has caused good results. Everyone dies, but be sure: living food will live, will be spread all over the whole world, and will help to save suffering humanity from all diseases, both of body and mind, and thereby create one world”! Kristine Nolfi, appr. 952, Copenhagen, Denmark. (Source: GersonHawaii)
Eating foods with harmful chemicals is like eating waste products that pollute not only our bodies but as well as our mind. Likewise, contaminated water, polluted lakes, and streams will affect our bodies and the environment we live in, and if not controlled, will destroy the source of our nature cure. It is long overdue to respect our nature-given place to dwell; it is about time to practice love and recognition for every living thing that exists and whose only purpose is to protect our longevity in this world.
In the book Mudras Yoga in Your Hands by Gertrude Hirschi (2000:11), “Every healing within also brings healing into your world. An illness in the body is always connected with thoughts and feelings that make people sick. A certain amount of time is required before healing takes place on every level. So allow yourself the time-practice ardently and remain completely serene and confident. Then the chances of healing will be the greatest.”
In addition, having a dirty mind and body will give us a poor understanding of focusing on better food and a place to live. Thus the present condition of a population of individuals’ health will lead into the future and will be rooted out from generation to generation until the life span is diminished and will result in shorter existence until it is too late, and extinction may happen.
Hands of Light by Barbara Ann Brennan (1988:131) Stated: “From the perspective of a healer, illness is the result of imbalance. The imbalance is a result of forgetting who you are. Forgetting who you are creates thoughts and actions that lead to an unhealthy lifestyle and eventually to illness.”
In Seeking the Hearts of Wisdom by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield (1987:76), “To understand them is to know the prescription for powerful and healing medicine. We must then take medicine, which in meditation is a matter of actually developing this state of mind. As we practice, we can sense how these qualities operate in our minds and lives.” Let us stand on our rights to survive. We need a clean environment, clean food free from chemicals, clean water to drink free from contamination, and the air that we breathe free from pollution, and it takes more than one agency of the government to implement it. It needs our involvement if we need future generations to live and survive free from illnesses.
Practice makes perfect, and hands-on training sometimes does cut the time of achieving the knowledge of the proper procedure and effectiveness of this modality. This technique is only one of the many methods of healing beyond mediation. Chi, or energy flow, is the center of this healing method. Proper blood circulation is essential, and this alternative medicine can help. In the book “Healing with Pressure Point Therapy by Jack Forem and Steve Shimer (1999:143),” In Oriental medicine, stagnation is considered the cause of most illnesses. Stress, overwork, lack of sleep, irregular schedule, overeating, and emotional ups and downs all disrupts the smooth flow of Chi. Once Chi is the commander of the blood, stagnation of the Chi can easily lead to disruption of blood circulation.” So let me say, “Leave Chi alone!”
In the book Wheels of Light by Rosalyn L. Bruyere (1989:146), the Kundalini is also the primary energy source for out of the spiritual vehicle. This means that people who do not have a “spiritual nervous system” (the chakra system) awakened are half-alive. They are alive on the output; they are not alive on the intake”, It needs a spirit-filled individual for this healing to achieve success. Light energy is the source of this healing, and complete awareness is necessary. The primary religion emphasized various chakras but evolved in the same healing energy.
We need to know of ourselves, our innermost selves, to conquer the sorrows and suffering brought by this violent and changing world. The disconnection destroys our awareness and gives up the physical and emotional fight for survival. The Four Yogas by Swami Adiswarananda (2006:176) stated: “The keynote of inner cleanliness is eliminating the elements of inertia (tamas) and restlessness (rajas) from the mind with the help of tranquility (sattva). Such tranquility must be physical as well as mental. The psychology behind it is that it endows the seeker with a spirit of faith. Cleanliness, when adhered to both externally and internally, endows one with a feeling of purity that brings in its wake a sense of aversion for one’s own body and a disinclination to come into physical contact with others.”
The enemy is just around the corner, and a good defense is the awareness of their existence. Ignoring the existence of the attackers may cause us to be surprised at how big the problem will bring. S all and bearable pain needs immediate attention. T be good soldiers of our bodies, we can start preventive measures to avoid surprises. We must always be alert because the enemies will only sleep once they do harmful things. The Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by H. David Coulter (2001:19), “If you do not listen to messages of your body, you will be a candidate for pulled muscles, tendonitis, pinched nerves, and ruptured intervertebral disk. Avoid injury, as advised in hatha yoga, “you must develop a self-respecting awareness.” Honor the aches and pains. Please do not ignore them the first time it occurs.
In Quantum Touch- the Power of Healing, Richard Gordon (2006:17) discusses the breakthrough in hands-on healing. This healing, the vibration frequency produced, the energy and it generates, the willingness to cure and be cured are the sum of all the tools for successful healing. It would be best if you were equipped with vibration healing to overcome any obstacle or blockage. Breathing and meditation are essential in this type of healing. Love makes wonder also in this healing process, as stated in this book by Richard Gordon; “Love is the universal vibration that allows people to transfer healing energy from one to another” As Christianity and any other religion emphasizes, “Love brought us all here in this world,” The unconditional love that our God Almighty gave us has no match with any other love. It is love beyond our comprehension.
According to World Health Organization, “Traditional medicine refers to health practices, approaches, knowledge, and beliefs incorporating plant, animal and mineral-based medicines, spiritual therapies, manual techniques, and exercises, applied singularly or in combination to treat, diagnose and prevent illnesses or maintain well-being.” In addition to this very informative media release by the World Health Organization on their official website,” Traditional medicine has maintained its popularity in all regions of the developing world, and its use is rapidly spreading in industrialized countries. Traditional herb, for example, accounts for 30%-50% of the total medicinal consumption in China. In Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, and Zambia, the first line of treatment for 60% of children with high fever resulting from malaria is using herbal medicines at home”.
Also stated: “In Europe, North America, and other industrialized regions, over 50% of the population have used complementary or alternative medicine at least once. In San Francisco, London, and South Africa, 75% of people living with HIV/AIDS use TM/CAM. 7 % of the population in Canada has used complementary medicine at least once. In Germany, 90% of the population has used a natural remedy at some point. B tween 1995 and 2000, the number of doctors who had undergone special training in natural remedy medicine had almost doubled to 10 800.”
In the United States, 158 million of the adult population use complementary medicines. According to the USA Commission for Alternative and Complementary medicines, US $17 billion was spent on traditional remedies in 2000. T e United Kingdom’s annual expenditure on alternative medicine is US$ 230 million. T e global market for herbal medicines currently stands at over US $ 60 billion annually and is growing steadily”. (Who. int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs134/en/)
With the attestation of the world organization and the physician undergoing special training in natural remedies, it is time for this generation to focus on clean air, water, foods, and plants that nourish our bodies. T e future is now, and we can see and feel where the future is leading us. We must start building, thinking, and doing the right thing to protect mother earth. We need free polluted earth. We need to express it and not just keep it to ourselves. This is the work of all the inhabitants of this world.
As explained in Wikipedia.com in widespread usage, the mind is frequently synonymous with thought: It is a private conversation within our heads.” Thus, we “make up our minds,” “change our minds,” or are “of two minds” about something. In this sense, one of the critical attributes of the mind is a private sphere to which no one but the owner has exclusive access. No one else can know what is in our minds. “God and the person’s spirit can only know a person’s thoughts.” No one can read our minds. They only know what we communicate and what we want them to know. Communication is the key to this approach, and oneness is necessary for a successful movement. (Source: Wikipedia Mind)
After being mindful, as discussed above, we need a healthy body to maintain this acquired awareness. Think that the brain has significant coordination with this consciousness. We do not need to be mindful of the brain to work, but we need the brain for mindfulness to work. “The brain is the site of reason and intelligence, including components such as cognition, perception, attention, memory, and emotion. T e brain is also responsible for the control of posture and movements. It makes the possible cognitive, motor, and other forms of learning. T e brain can perform various functions automatically, without the need for conscious awareness, such as coordination of sensory systems (e.g., sensory gating and multisensory integration), walking, and homeostatic body functions such as blood pressure, fluid balance, and body temperature.” (Source: Wikipedia Brain)
With the power of the mind and a healthy brain, these essential elements in our body can free us from this contaminated environment. First, however, we recognize the ability, capacity, and significance of this mind and brain combination that we can use to structure preventative medicine for our body as a whole. A Christian passage says, “We are made of many parts but one body.”
The Heimlich Institute states that: “meditating for half an hour provides more psychological rest than a whole night’s sleep. In addition, when you meditate regularly, you may notice an increased sense of well-being and incredible energy and creativity.
On the same website, nutrition therapists Tribole and Resch suggest that ” the best way for dieters to make peace with food and body image finally is to emulate the natural, intuitive eating habits of very young children.” It also added that:” habits subside and body and mind work together to achieve the “natural healthy weight.”
“Using the creative portion of our minds in medicine and life, each person creates within the limits of their knowledge and capability. However, t is creativity comes with challenge, frustration, and controversy. D. Heimlich’s favorite phrase is: “If all of your peers understand what you have done, you are not creative, but when ideas are proven successful, despite attempts to interfere, inevitably truth prevails, and the joys and rewards of one’s work are insurmountable,” I can say that an open mind can give a healthy brain to retrieved knowledge that was stored in a smooth and a coordinated manner. (Source: Heimlich Institute)
With the worldwide acceptance of natural remedies, the competition between modern medicine and alternative medicine becomes closer to a more aggressive race of supremacy, with both sides claiming the safety, low cost, and effectiveness of the medicine. The innovation.org website stated: “For the first time in history, scientists are beginning to understand the inner workings of human disease at the molecular level. Recent advances in genomics, proteomics, and computational power present new ways to understand the illness. Discovering and developing safe and effective drugs is even more promising as our knowledge of disease increases. (Source: Innovation)
Most often, you can hear among Christians that they are not sick even though they are. Christians believe that their faith will heal their illnesses by uttering a prayer and claim it afterward that they are no longer sick, which often comes into an argument with the skeptics about how accurate the belief is if they end up still sick. All worldviews, including atheism, require faith and mind to play an important role. Spirituality is the foundation for the belief and feelings of someone’s transformation from being (soul) to getting strong (body).
Many books are flooding the healing market, like Psycho Therapy, Chiropractic, Healing by Magnetism, Healing through Magnetic Energy Field, Shaman method, Witchcraft, Christian Faith, and various healing manuscripts, and each practice and all works depending on how your belief stands. In these books, some mentioned their experiences of how they acquired their power of healing through inheritance, direct contact with the spirit, prayer from God Almighty, some thorough research from the underworld books, and some from their great belief in the Holy Spirit’s intercession.
Plants, animals, and human beings can each heal themselves. The plants have their way of survival, the power of nature, like rain and sunshine, adds to the survival of these groups. T e power of healing that every living creature possesses is a potent weapon in combating the diseases inflicted by environmental change. Our agricultural land turned into a residential subdivision, high-rise buildings, the continuous destruction of our forest by loggers, waterways being polluted by harmful chemicals, the animals being slaughtered, and the respect for each living thing was being violated. These environmental changes make our bodies vulnerable to illnesses and weaken our immune systems. Some natural cures were diminished, if not destroyed, during the expansion of pharmaceutical drugs after World War II.
Patients swing the cure through a prescription from physicians, notwithstanding the side effects of modern drugs. Then, later in the century, due to the rising cost of prescription drugs, the return of natural healing became more and more introduced to the public, and the comeback of these natural, spiritual, and psychological approaches to healing proved, once again, its power of healing. Natural healing from fruits and vegetables, and plants made a well-deserved comeback. A Neal Barnard, M.D. stated in The Negative Calorie Effect (1997:88), “Along with other lifestyle changes, foods can help reverse heart disease, prevent many cases of cancer, and improve cancer survival, yield dramatic improvements in diabetes and blood pressure, and help with many other conditions from appendicitis to varicose veins.”
Charcoal is a powerful clinical absorbent that can be used for dental hygiene and neutralizes specific poison that enters the body. Some call charcoals a miracle substance with many good health benefits; they remove toxic gasses and fluid waste from our bodies. In addition, it heals diarrhea caused by cholera, diabetes, and intestinal disorders. The Wonder of Charcoal, according to Drs. Agatha and Calvin Thrash, in their book Charcoal (1988:2), “When wood is left on the ground, it begins to deteriorate immediately.
However, a fire burns across the forest. As a result, wood is charred, retarding the deterioration process. Pieces of charred wood remain years longer than wood of the same size and type, not in a charred condition. Charcoal, therefore, is charred wood. Not only does the charring process retard the deterioration of plant life, but this end product, charcoal, has unique properties making it peculiarly valuable for the human experience, its position being unfilled by any available substitute in the industry, chemistry, toxicology, and the military. Even traditional medicine has rediscovered the distinctive properties of charcoal.”
According to E. G. White, Herbs for Health (1997:17), “one of the most beneficial remedies is pulverized charcoal in a bag and used in fomentations. I wet in smartweed, boiled, it is still better”.
Like any other kinds of medicines, there is a caution to be taken as warned by Clarence Dail, M.D. and Charles Thomas, Ph.D. in their book Hydrotherapy: Simple Treatments for Common Ailments (1989:76) that “charcoal should not be used over a long time as it will absorb nutrition elements in the food as well as poisons and toxins.”
The holistic practice is more concerned with the benefits of healing a human can receive rather than more commercialized modern medicine. According to Warren Peter, M.D., in his book Mystic Medicine (1995:1,2), “It was gratifying and reassuring to see that the practitioners of the “holistic arts” were concerned about the totality of man, and I felt a certain camaraderie with them. Frustration in my field gave way to hope for a better, more humane method of practice. It was rather stimulating to be on the edge of “new frontiers” in medicine. I was exhilarating to be a medical heretic and challenge the stuffy medical establishment.” he added that “there had to be more to life than the latest technical advances in synthetic arteries or woven Dacron prosthetic grafts. W at was happening to the “soul” and “spirits” of the human beings receiving those synthetic arteries? W o was taking care of their tears and hurts? W o cared about the whole person?”
Moreover, to continue his statement, he mentioned that holistic professionals have more openness than highly competitive medical professionals. “We had common goals in the lifestyle areas of nutrition and exercise. We even talked about the spiritual aspects of man, something that was strictly forbidden in the standard practice of medicine.” To achieve excellent health, we must understand the relationship between the mind, body, and spirit and go beyond external evaluations. Avoid the pitfalls of a person who makes deceitful pretenses (pseudo-science) and that dead communicate with the living (spiritualism). Holistic means, according to http://www.dictionary.com, “identifying with principles of holism in a system of therapeutics, especially one considered outside the mainstream of scientific medicine, as naturopathy or chiropractic, and usually involving nutritional measures.”
In the book Defeating Diabetes by Brenda Davis, R.D. and Tom Barnard, M.D. (2003:178) About herbals and botanicals, “those supplements that contain extracts or active ingredients from the roots, berries, seeds, stems, leaves, buds, or flowers of plants? Certainly, intriguing research suggests herbs such as ginseng and ginkgo can help reduce blood sugar levels. The wisdom of bo In addition, the then Indian and Chinese medical systems have ha that these “tonic herbs” may enhance glucose utilization and “adaptogenic,” protecting from common age- and stress-related damage that occurs as a natural part of the metabolic function as oxidation.”
Most health insurance companies nowadays shifted their focus to personalized medical care from disease treatment to health care management, where they allow an insured to be examined by a physician before the occurrence of a disease such as prostate and colon cancer—and also allow the members to join health clubs at the company’s cost. This is a preventive treatment before the symptoms arise, and this method saves them more money and lives.
The increase in the admittance of In-patient treatment, according to Coconut Oil for Health and Beauty by Cynthia Holzapfel and Laura Holzapfel (2003:52) major factor in the increase of hospitalization and death rates from infectious diseases is the rise in antibiotic resistance in different types of bacteria. Many expect to get an antibiotic each time they visit the doctor as if it were the magic bullet for any ailment. Unfortunately, bacteria and other microscopic organisms can adapt so effectively that they can resist the drugs used to fight them. As a result, doctors have resorted to more potent methods to cure infectious diseases. Our body has a built-in immune system that does this. The bigger the dosage, the greater the risk of destroying the bacteria in our intestines.
All organisms, including pathogens, are embedded to survive. Although it cannot survive under normal conditions, it will change and adjust to survive under abnormal conditions. This is why antibiotics and other drugs tend to be ineffective. The agent that causes the disease has mutated and relived to become stronger and can withstand or deter aggressive attacks against the substance used to destroy them.
Early diagnosis and early treatment is one factor of an early cure and can be added to those who claim that life expectancy is higher than ever in history and not only to the innovative advances of modern pharmaceutical drugs but also changes in lifestyle and eating habits. Although we do not take away the credit for innovative medicines, we can also give credit to the power of ancient healing.
Traditional medicine refers to health practices, approaches, knowledge, and beliefs incorporating plant, animal, and mineral-based medicines, spiritual therapies, manual techniques, and exercises, applied singularly or in combination to treat, diagnose and prevent illnesses or maintain well-being.
Kristine Nolfi, M.D., in her book Raw Food Treatment of Cancer (1995:2), said, “Before I realized the fundamental importance of raw vegetable food, my attitude was the same as that of other physicians – to treat the symptoms of the disease without thinking of preventing it. It ought to be the medical profession’s duty in the future to find means of preventing to a much higher degree than now, instead of attempting to cure later on.” Yoga can reduce asthma attacks, while Tai Ji techniques can help the elderly reduce their fear of falls.
Countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America use traditional medicine (TM) to help meet some of their primary healthcare needs. In Africa, up to 80% of the population uses traditional medicine for primary health care. In industrialized countries, adaptations of traditional medicine are termed “Complementary” or “Alternative” (CAM).” (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs134/en/)
Herbalism is a traditional or folk medicine practice using plants and plant extracts. Herbalism is also known as botanical medicine, medicinal botany, medical herbalism, herbal medicine, herbology, and Phyto therapy. Sometimes the scope of herbal medicine is extended to include fungi and bee products, as well as minerals, shells, and certain animal parts. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbal medicine)
We were often neglected, which is within our reach. Every family must be awakened from their long sleep about the availability to produce their herbal plants. Whom will we expect to do it for when disinclined to use these remedies with effort? We have to work to obtain food for the nourishment of our body, and the use of our healing power is to be mindful of the blessings that the Lord has given us. We cannot gather a harvest if we do not break the sod until the soil and cultivate the produce.
The Lord provides rain, sunshine, and fine water droplets for vegetation to grow luxuriantly. Ellen White stated in her Herbs For Health (1997:3, 4 & 5), “God has caused to grow out of the ground herbs for the use of man and if we understand the nature of these roots and herbs, and make the right use of them, there would not be a necessity of running for the doctor so frequently, and people would be in much better health than they are today.” Added to this statement on page 5 of the same book,” The Lord has given some simple herbs of the fields that at times are beneficial. Every family needs to be educated on how to use these herbs in case of sickness, much suffering might be prevented, and no doctor need be called. These old fashioned, simple herbs, used intelligently, would have recovered many sick, which have died under drug medication.”
In American medicine in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, medicine selected from various sources used botanical remedies and physical therapy practices. Samuel Thomson. For example, n (1769 – 1843) was an American herbalist from Boston, Massachusetts, and founder of the “Thomsonian System” of medicine who experienced, “when his wife nearly died after being treated via conventional medicine, Thomson consulted two herbalists, who treated his wife and taught Thomson some of their methods. Subsequently, Thomson used steam baths and herbs to cure one of his daughters, a son, and a few of his neighbors.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel Thompson.
With the toxin entering our body when we take that conventional medicine, we risk developing another problem. To attach to this situation, we can say that we are healing the present illness and, at the same welcoming its side effects. Transcendental Meditation claims its health benefits as stated in the book cults, World Religions, and the Occult by Kenneth Boa (1990:197) “TM’s advertising claims it can dramatically reduce stress and tension, improve health, increase productivity, and self-confidence, heighten intelligence and creativity, and reduce the need for drugs.”
Could meditation be alternative medicine to those harmful drugs? There are many ways to combat conventional drugs, and meditation is just one of the many. Meditation can be classified according to focus or concentration. It could be through perception, experience, or a select group of objects called concentrative meditation. It involves a technique to shift between the fields, and the object is used in most religions and spiritual practices.
In mindfulness meditation, the focus is the awareness of an object, breathing, or sound is encouraged to maintain an open focus. In some traditions, mindfulness and concentration are combined. For example, some meditation, such as yoga, tantra, or mudras, are common to some religions. This meditation can be practiced while walking or doing simple repetitive meditation using visualization that concentrates on energy flows, such as Chinese Qi Gong.
In Christianity, faith is the stronghold for healing. Prayer is the best medicine, there is a saying that you have to put up the spirit first, and then the physical transformation will follow with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, a belief that many Christians embraced for many years. In the book, Healing By God’s Natural Methods by Al Wolfsen (1997:8, 9 & 10), “Disease is an effort of nature to get the rubbish or toxic poisons out of our bodies, we don’t want to kill the disease that is sweeping out trash and rubbish from the body, but help nature does the job of housecleaning.” practice that is laying the foundation of a vast amount of disease. People need to be taught that they sometimes afford present relief, and the patient appears to recover due to their use; this is because nature has the sufficient vital force to expel the poison and correct the condition that caused the disease.”
“By the poisonous drugs, many bring upon themselves lifelong illness, and many lives are lost; the use of healing methods might save that.” If, supposedly, focus on the eight health laws described in the book. In that case, we may save by adding disease to what we originally had. “Pure air, sunlight, abstemiousness, rest, exercises, proper diet, the use of water, and trust in divine power – these are the true remedies. Every person should know nature’s remedial agencies and how to apply them.”
Another alternative approach to treatments is water therapy, as stated in the book of Hydrotherapy by Clarence Dail, M.D. and Charles Thomas, Ph. D. (1989:IX) “The use of water treatments may improve the ability of the body to react as it is made to react to the heat and cold applications. As we describe the different treatments, we shall refer to these reactions. Now there is another effect of hot or cold-water treatments that must be realized. This principle applies to all living creatures and chemical reactions.”
J.H. Kellogg stated in his book Uses of Water (2001:71), “Much of the prejudice against the use of water in treating disease has grown out of abuses of the remedy, and the putting forward of absurd claims but ignorant persons professing to understand its use. To vindicate the character of this powerful curative agent, it is necessary to expose the error and ignorance of those who have abused it.” In addition to that statement, he mentioned,” In the early days of modern water cure practice, which Priessnitz very primarily introduced, cold water was the universal remedy. No matter the nature of the disease, or the condition or temperament of the patient, the remedy was the same.”
“At the establishment of Graefenberg doctor, ice douches, precipitated from a height of sixteen to eighteen feet, the plunge, directly supplied by the cold mountain springs, and the shower bath of the same temperature were all administered to patients with little discrimination of modifying circumstances, in rooms unwarned by artificial heat, even in the depths of the coldest mountain winters. A Graefenberg was the source whence most water doctors of that time drew their knowledge; the same practice was pursued elsewhere.”
“The modern practice of medicine occurs at the many interfaces between the art of healing and various sciences. Medicine is directly connected to the health sciences and biomedicine. The term ‘Medicine’ today refers to clinical medicine, medical research, and surgery, thereby covering the challenges of disease and injury.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conventional medicine)
In the book The Art of Massage by J.H. Kellogs, M.D. (1999:9), “Massage, or systematic rubbing and manipulation of the tissues of the body, is probably one of the oldest of all means used for relief of bodily infirmities. There is evidence that massage was employed by the Chinese as early as 3000 years ago. Their literature contains treatises upon the subject written thousands of years ago.”
An ancient Chinese book entitled The Cong-Fou of the Tao Tse, of which a French translation appeared about a century ago was probably the foundation both of our modern massage and the Swedish manual movements so admirably elaborated and systematized by Ling is still very extensively employed by the Chinese and the Japanese, who doubtless learned the art from the Chinese.
In popular usage, the mind is frequently synonymous with thought: The private conversation with ourselves that we carry on “inside our heads.” Thus we “make up our minds,” “change our minds,” or are “of two minds” about something. In this sense, one of the key attributes of the mind is a private sphere to which no one but the owner has the only access. No one else can “know our mind.” They can only know what we communicate. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind)
“The brain is the site of reason and intelligence, including components such as cognition, perception, attention, memory, and emotion. The brain is also responsible for the control of posture and movements. It makes the possible cognitive, motor, and other forms of learning. The brain can perform various functions automatically, without the need for conscious awareness, such as coordination of sensory systems (e.g., sensory gating and multisensory integration), walking, and homeostatic body functions such as blood pressure, fluid balance, and body temperature.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain#Overview)
To add to these collections of healing discussed earlier, there are more than a bunch of books in the market about Psycho Therapy, Chiropractic books. Healing by Magnetism, Healing through Magnetic Energy Field, Shaman Method, and Witchcraft; some in these books mentioned that they received the discovery to cure the disease through direct contact with the underworld, some thorough research from the books of the underworld, some through inheritance and some from their great belief in the Holy Spirit intercession or the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in their body. Some of these practitioners spent days in court for not having a proper certificate or documents to show that they are a license to practice, especially when their patients ended in a fatality. D. D. Palmer, a magnetic healer, is one of them. (http://www.nndb.com/people/816/000166318/)
He discovered the method known as Chiropractic in late 1800, stating that many diseases are associated with derangement of the stomach, kidneys, and other organs and can be healed through adjustment in the vertebrae. Testimonies after testimonies said they are healed by this method, the same way the faith healers do as per testimonies of those healed. To avoid conflict with significant and robust associations of medical doctors, Who spent a lot of time and money burning eyebrows for their diploma, proving their point when they put D.D. Palmer briefly went to jail for practicing medicine without a license. In his later years, the elder Palmer claimed to have “received chiropractic from the other world” and argued that instead of seeking changes in the law to make chiropractic legal, chiropractors should claim that their work is protected by freedom of religion” (http://www.nndb.com/people/816/000166318/)
During my early practice of meditation, there were times when it took more than three attempts to focus my concentration. Sometimes I would just quit losing motivation and patience until one day, I discovered that I was still living with the shadow of my past; the existence of a dual personality and the unforgiving heart is the cause blocking a successful meditation. I gained knowledge and understanding of what happening around me, my environment, and is my family. My childhood experience has a lot to do with my adult life, which put clouds for me to move forward. I grew up with my father, not around me. I grew up hoping that one day I could feel the warmness of a father’s hug, sweet memories to cherish day in and day out. This never happened until he passed away.
I have used the healing power of meditation to conquer this entire blockage. It took some time, but it is worth the price of the happiness of feeling victorious and, most of all, the peace of having a clear mind. Meditating almost every day gave me the knowledge to handle my duality under control. The shadow of my experiences that haunted me for a long time has been taken care of, and I believe I have been healed by having a clear mind and a pure heart using the gift of forgiveness. It sometimes interferes with our concentration if we have the baggage of corruption (lack of forgiveness, hatred, and pride). Still, it will not bother me anymore since I am already in control of the situation with a clear mind and a forgiving heart.
Meditation in motion is a meditation in action where you play the role of the main character and not a background in a play. You are the director of a show, not a fan of the show. You are a screenwriter that directs where you want your meditation to begin and where you want it to end. Pray meditation with one whole being—Spirit, soul, and body. Connects the physical realms of manifestation with the dimensions of the spirit. Where the Spirit speaks with a clear language, where the soul meditates in silent prayer as the body praying in utterance, in meditation, you need wisdom, understanding, and knowledge. With spiritual guidance, it will lead you to an answered prayer. Meditation is encouraged when praying, as stated in Joshua 1:8 of the Old Testament.
Wicked men do wicked acts. You can get angry but do not sin and meditate within your heart in your bed and standstill. A chain reaction in the body in a stressful state and raises blood pressure, sugar level, insulin levels. It also increases cholesterol and weakens the immune system, which causes us to be more vulnerable to common ailments or more severe ones. Action and emotion need to be controlled through proper stress management. I have a stressful body, and one of the tendencies generated is an eating disorder. In the book Yoga for Weight Loss by Celia Hawe (2003:62-63), “Most people have powerful beliefs about themselves and about” what’s right” especially when it comes to food and dieting. Unfortunately, many of these beliefs are subconscious thoughts you are unaware of, so you cannot challenge them. Many thoughts you have are conditioning or default thoughts and are never questioned; they just come up automatically, and you may not even register them. However, they become your truth if you do not challenge them.” In addition, that will be our behavior when we spoil our body in that condition.
Most people do not consider themselves ill, even though there is pain, such as slight headaches, allergies, sleepless nights, and other joint and yet livable problems. This disruption in the normal condition of the body needs attention. It should not be ignored, especially when the occurrence is regular, and start investigating the symptoms and cause of the discomfort. The nervous system is the first to be examined in stressful situations. Since this is the central part of the body that works with the nervous system, the solution to this stressful state of mind is to practice what the Dalai Lama stated in his book: How to Practice-The Way to a Meaningful Life, Dalai Lama translated and edited by Jeffrey Hopkins, Ph.D., (2002:81) “You want happiness and do not want to suffer, and if you show other people kindness, love, and respect, they will respond in kind; this way your happiness will increase. If you show other people anger and hatred, they will show you the same, and you will lose your happiness.” “If you are selfish, you should be wisely selfish. Ordinary selfishness focuses only on your own needs. Still, if you are wisely selfish, you will treat others as well as those close to you. And get better results by respecting, serving others, and reducing self-centeredness.”
It takes more than one step ahead to prevent diseases from attacking our bodies, and we must overcome obstacles to the essentiality of life, which is the quality of food that enters our body, the clean air we breathe, and the water we drink. It is also necessary to clothe our bodies and have shelter for protection from weather and outside force. Also, equip ourselves with knowledge and understanding of self-discipline. We must practice the process of elimination before and after it affects our bodies. It is more likely not to fully administer this process due to the involvement of other people who do not practice it. The best way to be equipped with knowledge of healing is to ourselves first.
Considering herbal treatment, nutrition, fasting, and lifestyle adjustment may bring wellness body. Some claim faith healing or energy medicine incorporates channeling energy and vibration to a person in need. The principle behind this healing practice is that the person channeling the energy is getting it from a spiritual source. Through the healer, the energy that we have in our body has been activated to function. Therefore, the energy usually takes place from a healer. It can also be considered that it may take during the meditation session.
Spirituality evolved into the beholder’s faith, which involves recognition, relationship, and fellowship with a higher power, something beyond our imagination. In addition, we can access the power to be healed or all others through a close relationship with Him. “One of the most powerful benefits of developing your spirituality is a heightened sense of hope. Without hope, many people suffering from disease or illness are drawn into a world of depression and negativity. Life does not seem worth living that way. Strengthening your connection with a higher power gives you the hope that miracles can and do happen. Studies also indicate that people participating in religious or spiritual activities have well-developed psychological well-being. They are more likely to experience positive mental and emotional states. They are more likely to experience high self-esteem and feel good about life. A d they are less likely to experience depression.” http://www.spiritual-healing-meditation.com/spiritual-healing.html
The importance of faith plays a significant role in the process of healing. Studies conducted by Harvard Medical School associate professor Dr. Herbert Benson, M.D. indicate that “the method of meditation is not as important as the person’s belief that it will produce beneficial results. T is idea is also mirrored in many mystical and religious writings.” D. Benson and his group have treated thousands of people for medical problems poorly administered by conventional medical practice. “He views medicine as a three-legged stool: pharmaceuticals are the first leg, surgery, and procedures are the second leg, and the third is relaxation response, nutrition, exercise, and spirituality (self-care).
Since roughly 60 to 90% of doctor visits are for stress-related conditions, the mind/body or self-care approach is vital to effective health care. (http://www.mbmi.org/about/history.asp)
Any condition due to can is treated with spiritual healing and meditation. D. Benson also noted that the relaxation response could be elicited by various meditative techniques, such as diaphragmatic breathing, repetitive prayer, chi gong, tai chi, yoga, progressive muscle relaxation, jogging, and even knitting.
Consequently, any type of treatment that is effective at reducing stress will be effective at benefiting a patient’s health. His treatment model embraces the belief that “thoughts, feelings, and behaviors influence physical health, and conversely, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can be influenced by physical symptoms.” Furthermore, “mind/body medicine teaches you how to take control of your life – how to use your healing power to reduce stress and other negative behaviors and thoughts – and thus maintain or regain health.” “It is why I choose to make meditation a part of my life.”
Dr. Benson also noted that “the relaxation response can be elicited by a variety of meditative techniques, such as diaphragmatic breathing, repetitive prayer, chi gong, tai chi, yoga, progressive muscle relaxation, jogging, even knitting.”
Practice makes perfect. Focus on your desired meditation; success depends on the willingness to follow the process systematically. A troubled mind needs to calm down and a transparent, uninterrupted thought system. Knowing your true self and value is already a healing benefit of meditation. Faith, constant practice, and follow-up on the effectiveness of desired healing are necessary for correction and improvement.
Spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical purification is vital in healing; it can be done by adjusting our eating habits, regular exercise, and meditation practices. If you have done numerous healing to me through meditation, I am happy to learn this ancient work of man through the guidance of our Heavenly Father. Spiritual meditation needs faith; without this substance, there will be no hope for healing, while physical purification needs to be detoxified.
Eating polluted foods needs to be stopped; poor-quality processed foods must be eliminated because bad fats destroy the body. Emotional stress is already a part of our natural life and is hard to avoid, but it can be healed by fully exploring how, where, and when it started to arise. Meditate, talk to yourself, and find a less stressful way. Anxiety, sleepless nights, and chronic pain cause us to think less, and our productive bodies will fall short; we need peace of mind, which many people long for. A saying goes, “what is money for if you cannot enjoy spending it.” What we can offer now is to share what we discover, the revelation we received from our Heavenly Father to pass it on, and not to keep it to ourselves. We need to share what we have for the future of this earth to continue to exist. This is an ongoing journey to solicit how to prevent being in love with money, power, and influence. It is no longer a secret; violence has become part of the natural, and we need to call on the LORD’s name for help to prevent this from getting much worse.
Our mind is the busiest property of our body. It does not sleep or slumber. It is a servant and, simultaneously, the master of our body and soul. It is the director and producer of our physical body. A stated according to the book Superconscious Meditation by Daniel Condron (1998:57), “A closed mind cannot grow. A still, quiet, and disciplined mind can expand into infinity.” If we stay focused, there will be an expansion of possibilities ahead. The Kundalini, which works hand in hand with the Chakras, is very interesting in acquiring knowledge. Practicing regularly will enhance the gift of meditation, and chakras are easy to achieve. You can get healing and enlightenment right in your living room, bedroom, or any place in your dwellings; you can harness the healing power and use it for your benefit and help others of their infirmities, either spiritual or physical. With the conscious mind, we can unlock the possibilities that meditation’s power of healing is at hand. Discover the gifts of learning the faculty of meditation, and let us enjoy the beauty that we may unfold. As Aristotle has said, “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in work.”
Illnesses or diseases are not only contained in a physical body but also attack spiritual, emotional, and mental awareness. Pain and sufferings are not limited to what we feel and see alone and in our surroundings. Being mindful of the value of life will lead us to seek physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual stability and make life more divine. Whatever the mind interprets, it sends to our thought system and then translates to action. When we begin healing ourselves, we want to start at an energetic level. Once the energy is generated, we must attempt to recognize the presence of the disease and start the healing process.
Only a few factors mandated by human interest are selfishness, greed, and the dream of power. The evolution of affliction becomes a law of our mind, body, and soul, sensually transmitted to others to do the same and make life more miserable for others. Human instinct is to survive on this earth the same as animals, trees, and plants that have life created, not made. We live on the same earth and in the same dimension; we should cherish life to be abundant and free from sicknesses invented by man and not by nature. God Almighty created this earth for us to enjoy and not for us to live and suffer; we were born naked and not expecting to die clothed with jewelry. God created us with a brain to use, and a gift of meditation is for us to cultivate. The healing power of God is available to everyone, and all we need is a close relationship with Him. Fellowshipping with Him through meditation and prayer is one way to do it.
The challenge in a human being is endurance in pain and suffering, and to fight back is a punch in the moon, but with the gift to battle, this phenomenon is to play or dance with it. Balancing the negative mind with the positive will result in wholeness and fulfillment of the human journey. Do not let negativity control the mind. It will only hinder the desired concentration and cleansing from being whole. Even though your mind is filled with troublesome thoughts, you still have access to your inner thought system reserved for this situation. In a deep meditative process, our mind is in undisturbed awareness, though it is quiet, and the body is not moving too often as if we are in a deep sleep; Our body is in total relaxation, and mindfulness makes captivity captive, so if we are in deep physical relaxation combined with a tranquil or peaceful mind, the joy of relaxation is being met.
The fundamental way of training oneself is to be more focused on the actuality of any given situation than the imaginary existence; we need to be sure where the center of the activity is by asking: is it a physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual problem? Then examine the structure. Dissect it before digesting it and organize it into systematic techniques or specific meditation approaches. Stress is an oppressing dilemma in our life caused by an external force that distracts our body and mind, reacting and causing depression and various kinds of illnesses. We must bring this under control in its maiden signs; we must use our authority over our bodies. Early diagnosis means an early cure, and prolonging the sign will have a devastating outcome.
According to Edwin Hubble in Stephen Hawkins’ A Brief History of Time (2001:14), the theory is good if it satisfies two requirements. First, it must accurately describe a large class of observations based on a model that contains only a few arbitrary elements and make definite predictions about the results of future observations. When we apply this statement from Edwin Hubble, it is understood that meditation is a reality, not a theory. The universal acceptance of this spiritual practice is rooted in their practical effectiveness in adopting the fundamental principles of the conscious mind. An alert body and the progress toward enlightenment must be appreciated and considered as the result.
The law of attraction is a good solution when our thoughts only perceive negative experiences. However, when we nurture negativity in our mind, even if it may occupy only a smaller portion, this may later become not only a nuisance to our mind but turbulence that keeps our conscious and quiet mind enjoying the stillness and calm and, in turn, be a tremendous mental disturbance or the worst scenario it may turn into a mutated mind, that since negativity grows it will become the more potent and dominant arbiter of your thought system then it will deliver to our adverse body decision which will give you negative productivity.
What you plant is what you will harvest. We cannot ignore the presence of negativity. Sometimes it teaches us to be more alert and aware that it may attack when we least expect it. Ways set your mind to be free of harmful debris, your physical body free of afflictions, and your emotion-free of hoarding; let it go; you do not want to cherish evil thoughts, and the measurement of your faith will be a significant factor in our devotion to our spiritual awareness which may give us to acquire the power of healing fully.
The power of the mind to visualize is a great plus in meditation. Anyone can begin meditation with a guide that instructs you what to do step by step or obtain instructions in many books in the market but choose the one with a good credential. The Internet is also a place you can obtain meditation practices, but just be aware of what is excellent and actual meditation. To obtain knowledge and understanding of meditation, one must be in a spirit-filled consciousness and be guided to enlightenment and healing. Some may think that meditation would bring you to outer space, reach heaven, or have a prophetic vision. It does not work that way. I have heard their spoken thoughts for a short time, and I am happy with the decision to share my extraordinary experience later in this dissertation. Once you fully understand the truth behind it, you will be surprised about the empowerment you may have.
“Meditation is a devout religious contemplation or spiritual introspection, or continued or extended thought; reflection.” (http://www.dictionary.com). In meditation, you can direct where you want your concentration to go. You are in complete control of the situation, and no influence from someone else can alter that consciousness except yourself. Maintaining control over your thoughts, feelings, and emotions is an accomplishment of the empowered meditators. Different cultures and religions share their acquired knowledge through enlightenment, and everyone has unique experiences.
Looking nice and feeling good is one of our mind’s daily objectives regarding healthy living. When we look in the mirror, we see ourselves with a fat belly, double jaw, expanded cheeks, wrinkled foreheads, beady eyes with lines, dry and scaly skin, abnormal skin color, and other abnormalities and disorders. We suddenly decided to exercise and watch our diet now, not tomorrow. We bought every new exerciser that came out of the market, healthy foods, but after a few uses, it started to collect dust, and this entire plan ended up putting aside due to many reasons. We want our bodies to be healthy and, as much as possible, to be back once again as we had decades ago. Doing it is not an easy task. If it is due to our nature of being lazy sometimes? On the other hand, is it due to illnesses themselves that cause it? We follow the instructions of our physician’s prescription up to the maximum until the side effects start to show up.
We could be addicted to maintenance drugs prescribed to us by our physicians, like high blood pressure drugs that, once you stop taking it for a few days, may shoot up the blood pressure it may worse than before, giving you no choice but to take that pills back and follow the same routine. We did not listen to what we heard about the side effects until we experienced it ourselves. Then we decided to take different steps and different types of methods for healing, such as meditation, spiritual healing, natural healing alternatives, and other mystic or holistic medicine. We start talking to naturopathy, and herbalists, refer to homeopathy, and on and on for prescription alternatives. The worst thing that can harm the body is almost nothing doing this, but it could have disastrous consequences if we are taking prescribed drugs. Mixing vitamins, supplements, plants, and vegetables with other drugs sometimes have a bad reaction.
Our ignorance of natural medicine is not free from risk.
Our lives may be in danger of relying on unproven, crackpot cures to heal our bodies. We have to be sure of the legitimacy of the medicinal cure, not just listen to rip-off artists; watch the slickest and most deceptive advertisements that are after your pocket and will promise anything to get at your money. We must ensure that the vitamins or natural therapy we receive are genuine. Mainly these healers supply their homemade medicines to their patients (victims). Examine very carefully before you put into your body the said medicines. Search for trustworthy testimonies. We need the one that helps, not the one that harms us. Your health, your life, and even your life’s savings could be wiped out if you do not give extra care. We could be obsessed with false beliefs once we are brainwashed. Many false healers are good at deceiving patients; be cautious when dealing with faith healers. Some of these healers are after your wallet, as previously mentioned, and not your condition. By faith, you can be healed, and miracle does happen.
We have faith that our physician can heal us, which is why we visit his office every time we feel sick, and we have faith that the prescription he gives will take care of the disease. Sometimes, when you are on the way to his office, you are sick, but as the receptionist calls you for your turn to talk to the doctor, you do not feel the same. Why is that? What does it mean? We witness televangelists healing their followers by laying hands, but we do not know what is behind the camera, if it is accurate, or if that is another act. We believe in the strength of our faith, but how much faith do we need to be healed, so there will be no excuses for these healers to say you still need more robust faith? Spiritual healers are mystical processes that claim that they can call and talk to the dead to help in the healing process.
Breathing and meditation are other methods of healing by which you can do it on your own after you have achieved the technique, and constant practice is the way to acquire it. For Christians, those who do not search for the truth of the Scriptures and never submit every desire and the purpose of life to faultless and unfailing proof of conformity and acceptance, those who disconnect themselves with God in prayer and fellowship will indeed wander or stray from the right path and fall under the wings of deception of the evildoers, who still claim to cure diseases and put a spell over the minds, bodies, and souls of men.
Holistic medicine, as defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is an “attempt to treat both the mind and the body.” Another meaning from the dictionary.com is “Identifying with principles of holism in a system of therapeutics, especially one considered outside the mainstream of scientific medicine, as naturopathy or chiropractic, and usually involving nutritional measures.” Why do Christians interpret holistic healing the same as the early Christians and believe it is against God’s will to practice healing through magnetism, life energy force? Some may interpret that meditation as part of it. We will seek more knowledge of Him our God, and with the revelation of truth, we may find the answer. The three kings that visited the stable where Jesus was born used astrology to find the place. Another one: A similar symbol, Nehushtan, is mentioned in the Bible in Numbers 21:4–9. A tacked by a plague of snakes in the wilderness, Moses holds up a serpent coiled around a staff, both made from bronze, so that the Israelites might recover from the bites.
Paganism in Christian life is idolatry and may be one of the reasons why it is not acceptable to practice healing beyond Christian methods like holistic healing. There are so many things going on in our daily journey on this planet, but we do not consider or forget that once upon a time, the early inhabitants of this planet earth lived longer than our present time and are almost free of health disorders. Miracle healing, energy-based healing, breathing, body exercises, and healing are believed to be necessary for everything from major immune system disorders to chronic or frequent recurrence of pain to mental and emotional disturbances. When our immune systems fail, our body degenerates.
People tend to embrace any healing when the pain is no longer bearable. They will take all the options after the scientific medicines fail to deliver the cure. Medical doctors use two symbols: the Caduceus and the Rod of Asclepius. “In Hermetic tradition, the caduceus is a symbol of spiritual awakening and has been likened to the Kundalini serpents of Hindu mysticism.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caduceus.
While the Rod of Asclepius was used by Moses in the wilderness to be used by the Israelites to recover from snakebites. As stated in The Bible in the book of Numbers 21: 4-9. There could be a burden among Christians thinking about holistic healing. Moreover, they ignored the symbols of Caduceus and Asclepius, derived from the Greek god Hermes, the god of messengers and thieves.
Now that we know that healing with holistic nature, as per definition, is not against God but a gift from God. A revelation to those He has chosen to possess the power of healing. A Christian, after all the searches of this subject, I now peacefully enjoy and can preach to whoever wants to hear that our nature on this earth is entirely created and equipped with all the healing and nourishment of our mind, body, and soul. Since this dissertation is about meditation and healing beyond it, it is up to us now to dig further into this subject. God Bless those who are enlightened to this research, and may He empower you with His great healing power so that you may be a blessing to others.
Dr. Joseph Vitug, Ph.D.