Again, we are the same page and didn't know it. Spotless discussed this concept at the end of your "Are There Any Healers Out There? thread. Here is some of what he said:
... The above hits it squarely on the head - where it lacks is in what appears to be the subtle overall assumption that everyone just wants to "get healed and on with their life". Kind of like we are cars and when we get dented we just want the dent fixed - that we are not interested in learning how to avoid dents or learning real things about our predicament.
Like the alcoholic that just wants to recover from hitting the tree with his car and get back to work.
This is not always the case.
For the most part - Western medicine and the Western patient do not attempt to heal themselves - but ONLY to fix themselves. You have high cholesterol so you take a medicine - (a medicine that says on the label: Will cause liver damage). ...
We can all look at a stubbed toe as a simple stubbed toe. But after you have stubbed your toe a thousand times you start to want to know why you keep stubbing your toe. Obviously your physical toe is hitting something hard and the physical pain is very real and so covering your toes better and not moving quite so much will indeed decrease the number of stubbed toes. BUT - then is dawns on you that this is how "Old" people start becoming Old before their time - they retreat from the world in order to stop the physical problems.
The "real meat and potatoes" never were "physical".
The path of the perfectionist is to construct a pole up their ass until they have a perfect posture, perfect diet and perfect mind.
The result of this path is a very healthy well skinned quietly judgmental fully insulated robot.
The physical is the icing on the cake - it is the wave on the waters surface - a nice curl on a sunny day - it is enjoyed only in moments. Moments that are rare because the "energy" is where ALL the action is and even those trying to understand that lose track of it - mesmerized by the waves. (Are There Any Healers Out There? by Spotless)
That was a good introduction to the topic. Let's add fear and love into the equation with some quotes from two channeled works, one from Emanuel, and the other from P'taah. They both talk a great deal about fear and love and nail your topic down with a grace that I've rarely seen elsewhere.
Fear says, “Give me symbols, give me frozen images, give me something I can rely on.”
Loving truth says, “Only give me this moment,”
Fear would walk you on a narrow path promising to take you where you want to go.
Love says, “Open your arms and fly with me.”
Every moment of your life you are offered the opportunity to choose—love or fear; to tread the earth or to soar the heavens.
Q: Can you give me a mantra to use when I feel lost in my own depression and fear?
A: You come to bring light where there seems to be darkness, to bring love where fear seems to be. Remember the purpose of your soul. Then such a time of darkness will seem less like an oppressive weight, but rather like an opportunity. “Where can I see love here?”
When, without even knowing the meaning of it, you say with every inhalation, “I choose love here. I choose love,” you will see the light change and the darkness dispel. Your mind may say, “I don’t understand what happened. All I did was sit here for fifteen minutes choosing love.” Well, mind, that’s all that is required.
The lifeline, the golden rope, is to know that there is such a thing as love, and in that moment you are empowered to choose it. Just that. Even if your heart is breaking and you feel on the edge of collapse, say, “I choose love.” By this mantra you silence the lifelong mantra that would choose fear.
True alchemy is the transformation of the energy of fear into the power of love.
Q: How can I achieve enlightenment?
A: Enlightenment is you undefined by fear.
Do I mean you are already enlightened? Indeed I do. You have only forgotten.
Forgetting is not the truth, remembering is. You will lose nothing of value when you choose to remember, when you choose love.
All you will lose is history. Have you any idea how heavy history is?
Holding onto anger, fear, resentment, and all the stuff of which fear is made is the most impractical thing you can do. It robs your energy. It burdens your heart and makes your body ill. It causes you to despair so that you do not see the sunrise or hear the song of a bird. It interferes with your happiness and takes up entirely too much room in your thoughts. Therefore, something must be done. You are right.
When spiritual paths hold the commandment that you forgive those who have harmed you, you are already heavy-laden with extra guilt. At the moment of hearing that injunction, you have absolutely no intension of letting those who have wounded you off the hook.
Rather than berate yourself for holding negative feelings, let us take a more practical approach. Examine each resentment to find its core of truth. What was going on inside you as you chose resentment or forgiveness? You always have a choice between love or fear. Resentment is a form of fear.
Now move into the present as though you were a brand-new tribunal, which of course you are. With your next breath, your angry response from the past is totally irrelevant. When I speak of living in the Now, when I speak of releasing yourself from history, I am offering you just this choice with every breath you take. You carry around great knapsacks of irrelevancy and you wonder why you are tired. (Emanuel)
There are only two expressions truly upon your plane. One is love and all that wondrousness that goes with it and everything which is not an expression of love is indeed an expression of fear...always, always you may choose. ...
What you are engaged in at this time can be said to be ‘peeling the skins of the onion’, revealing to yourself more and more of who you are. To embrace who you are, to acknowledge that this indeed is the GOD I AM in every facet. In the embrace, in the acknowledgement you create th change that you so fervently desire.
You will not create change by trying to hide from who you are. You will not create the change by invalidating those facets that you see reflected in another, or whether, indeed, it is truly recognized as yourself. It is to know that whatever you invalidate you empower. That is called universal I am. As you invalidate your fear, invalidate your pain, so you bring it forth. The universe does not judge, dear ones. Whatever it is that you are shooting from your being into the universe comes back to you. We remind you that thought does not stay locked up in your head. In fact, in a way it does not even reside in your head. ...
Q: How then do you validate a fear?
A: You acknowledge it.
Q: You acknowledge that you are fearful of that circumstance?
A: Indeed, and it is to accept that the part that is fearful is valid and a divine aspect of who you are. In this way then you may embrace it into who you are. In that embracement the change is created. In this fashion, beloved ones, if you do this and recognize the fear as it occurs you need not experience it in physical reality. If you invalidate the fear, if you push it from you, suppress it, hide from it, then you are putting so much energy into this, that that is exactly what you will attract.
Love is the power of you. When we say enlightenment is the natural result of loving every facet of you absolutely, we do not speak lightly. The first step is taking responsibility for your own creation, called reality. From that place of taking responsibility, you are in your place of power, of choice. ‘I choose love.’
You see, all of you live in fear. Fear is the polarity of love, and fear is everything, every emotional response, every emotional reaction, which is not love. It does not matter what name you give it. You can call it frustration, stress, anger, jealousy, possessiveness, lusting after power, greed, abuse. All of it, all of it which is not love is simply a manifestation of fear.
Now, what happens when you are in that place of fear? You try to overcome it, push it away, overpower it, run away, put it behind you, hide it under the carpet. You have been taught to do thusly, to be strong, to overcome all. It is part of your programming, however it does not work. None of it works. Look at your world. Not exactly a playground of love, is it? So, it is learning how to choose love. All of this is about transforming your life, choosing love, knowing how to choose love.
You know, you cannot transform what you do not own. Those facets of you that you find unacceptable and that you judge negatively, all of those things hidden away, are what run your life. When you own them, you have only to embrace them to create the transformation. It is very simple. Transformation is very simple, but it is about having the tools, the recipes. How do you love what you have hidden from?
It is learning to be your own detective. That is not so difficult if every time that you find yourself in a negative judgment about anything outside of you, you can say, “Aha, there is something in here to look at.”
Transmutation—the ultimate alchemy of the soul. To transmute agony to ecstasy, and how do you do it? Very easy steps, beloved ones, very easy; take responsibility to know that, indeed, you create your own reality absolutely. All, all within your universe, within your personal universe, is a co-creation. Step two: judgment—to align the judgment. Now, how do you align the judgment? It is simply to acknowledge and accept that the fact that you are judgmental is indeed valid. It is who you are. It is also divine expression. Do you understand? It is divine expression because it IS, because it exist, and the only way that you may create the change is by the embracement, by the acceptance and acknowledgement. That creates the alignment—by acknowledgement. To say ‘I am judgmental, I am judging myself, I am judging the situation, I am judging other persons involved, in whatever painful situation it is. I have created it, that I may learn the lesson’.
In this way comes the harmony. To know the pain, which you also judge so harshly, is what encompasses the pearl of wisdom contained within.
Now, as we have said before, it is very difficult for you to align the judgment, when what you really wish to do is to commit murder. We are jesting. Well, we are not really jesting, because indeed very often that is exactly what you wish to do. Take responsibility, align the judgment, and feel the feeling. We will remind you again: Pain is not feeling—pain is resistance to feeling. And as all comes into alignment, so indeed the energy, which is held within your belly by resistance, is released and goes from the solar plexus to the heart. It is truly that simple. It is not something that you do. It is to be allowed. It is to be allowed. In the allowance the transmission occurs. (P'taah)
I highly recommend reading the words of these two other-world beings.
Manitou: But she contends that the higher mindset (visualize an aura of sorts) will override and include the lower mindset, thereby dragging the mindset of the one being healed into the higher framework. Do you have any ideas about this?
This is true but only if you reach a place where you and the client are the same person. On the other hand, the client is acknowledging his/her need to correct something about the situation or they wouldn't be asking you to help with a healing. So, with their permission, you perform some sort of healing - a visualization, a ritual, some herbs - and what you are really doing is correcting some of their beliefs so they can find enough balance to heal their own problem. You might just as well hypnotize them and tell them that there is no problem and that all their beliefs which are arguing with you are removed. I was taught to always replace a corrupted belief, once removed, with a new improved belief, one founded on love and not fear. This is the crux of EFT's effectiveness. There are so may ways of doing this. The Miracle is the product of seeing another as self.
There is a course for every teacher of God. The form of the course varies greatly. So do the particular teaching aids involved. But the content of the course never changes. Its central theme is always, "God's Son is guiltless, and in his innocence is his salvation." It can be taught by actions or thoughts; in words or soundlessly; in any language or in no language; in any place or time or manner. It does not matter who the teacher was before he heard the Call. He has become a saviour by his answering. He has seen someone else as himself. He has therefore found his own salvation and the salvation of the world. In his rebirth is the world reborn. This is a manual for a special curriculum, intended for teachers of a special form of the universal course. There are many thousands of other forms, all with the same outcome. (ACIM, Teacher's Manuel)
The phrase, "God's Son is guiltless, and in his innocence is his salvation" could be restated as: "God's sons and daughter are guiltless, and in their innocence is their salvation, which is our salvation." (This interpretation is spelled out elsewhere in the book.) When you see, I mean really see, someone else as being you, the Atonement becomes active in you. The other person does not have to be a Master such as Jesus was; it does not have to be a guru or teacher; it can be your grouchy neighbor, or a pet. Salvation comes as a result of the illusion dissolving. Seeing the other as self is what does the dissolving.
On the other hand, a guru DOES fill a need, that is to help raise the vibration of those who are being influenced by him/her. The path becomes easier because the guru's energy is assisting. At some point, the student and guru then seem as one being. Blending with a master is a pathway to blending with Spirit or Self, and with All of Creation. Lao Tzu said:
It no longer becomes possible to tell whether it is the student offering himself to the teacher, or the teacher offering herself to the student. One sees only two immaculate beings, reflecting one another like a pair of brilliant mirrors. (Hua Hu Ching, by Lao Tzu)
In the same way, just as the teacher offers his/her energy to the student to raise the level of consciousness of the student, so also does the healer raise the vibration of the healee. They do this by becoming One with the client, even if only for a moment. Healing is a gift from the heart. Where fear's blackness dominates the sick or disturbed, the perfect fearless state of a healer can prevail and bring light.
Loving one's self, or even knowing one's self, requires acceptance of the shadow self. Acceptance of the rejected weaknesses we perceive in ourselves, or "ways that I would never be," or dislikes, is only a mild skirmish with personality or the social self. The intensity of battle increases as we awaken the inner demons that abide as survival mechanisms in our animal nature. The Tibetan spiritual healers recommend transmuting one's own darker emotions and even the client's darkness into positive lighter emotions for the greatest healing power. This can be high-risk, as the stronger spirit wins. (Path Notes, by Glenn Morris)
The Universal Energy is intelligent and need only be shared with the other without expectations for a healing to occur. I do not call myself a healer. I am exploring the possibilities. Your comments are making me think. For that I thank you. I also don't hold onto my opinions as absolutes. No matter how much knowledge or experience one acquires, we all become novices the moment we stumble across something new.
Edited by traveler, 16 October 2013 - 09:10 AM.