All Healing Is Really Self-healing
We live in a global culture with such a skewed view of what healing actually is that this point needs to be highlighted.
Although healing often includes alleviating or eliminating symptoms, healing ('wholing') must not be confused with simple curing. Whereas curing is designed to make the problem go away, no questions asked and no insights gained, healing is a very different activity.
True healing embraces the problem (which is actually a teaching tool employed by our Higher Self) as a way of integrating and being transformed by it.
Curing focuses on symptoms without realizing they are spiritual messages. By contrast, healing is a body-mind-spirit phenomenon involving an increase in awareness that takes the form of a transformational step on our evolutionary journey of conscious personal mastery.
At its heart, healing teaches us to love ourselves and others unconditionally and, moreover, to see others as ourselves.
This line of reasoning establishes that:
1. Healing is inseparable from loving; and
2. Loving leads to a higher state of awareness that has been called unity consciousness.
In this ultimately individualized process, very often the problem disappears, but not because we have ignored it or forced it to go away.
Rather, the problem is simply no longer of use to us because our dysfunctional relationship—which is always a variety of victim consciousness—to the underlying factors creating the problem has been healed consciously.
While we can facilitate healing in another, often with astonishing results, in the end we cannot make a person benefit from the transformational energies we offer.
If any part (conscious or otherwise) of the recipient's body-mind-spirit refuses to accept the healing energies, to that extent the person will not experience healing or transformation.
This includes ourselves. In all cases, whether we perceive ourselves as the one doing the healing or the one being healed, it is up to the individual to integrate, deeply and unconditionally, his or her own healing.
The view that all healing is really self-healing is strongly supported by Glen Rein's inspiring research in DNA's response to coherent emotions.
Dr. Rein found that positive emotions compress DNA—making DNA more robust and arguably more available for healing and transformation. On the other hand, negative emotions decompress (to the point even of killing) DNA.
It is up to us as individuals to determine—and if necessary, upgrade—which emotions we regularly experience as well as which emotionally charged attitudes we typically entertain so that our own healing can occur.
At the very least, we must be receptive to the idea of healing ourselves in order actually to do so.
Even a minimal willingness to undergo positive change can set the stage for remarkable benefits from many methods of healing.
To understand that healing is always self-healing is to grasp the primary role of free will in this process.
Nothing about healing is predetermined. To the contrary, healing is a quantum unfoldment that at each instant respects our own myriad boundaries as to how fast—and how radically—we are willing to transform.
Such boundaries can be conscious. They also can be subconscious, ancestral, and even karmic. Theoretically, we can heal and change overnight—and some people do.
But more often, healing is an incremental, cumulative and eventually exponential process that allows us to consciously integrate its numerous transformational lessons at a manageable rate.