WHAT CAUSES HEALING OR PREVENTS IT?
My goal in life is to help people heal. We all need to heal from something. Even though there are a few people in the world who think they understand what causes healing, the majority of the millions of people on earth have no idea what causes it. By looking at some ways of thinking that prevent us from healing, maybe we can come to a better understanding of what causes or allows healing to happen.
There is a lot of mystery around healing and what really causes it. Healing can happen naturally when certain elements are in alignment. At other times, we wish we would heal, but we don't seem to get better no matter what we do. Some people believe healing happens when you swallow the right pill or live in the right climate. There are even people who believe they will not heal from whatever ails them because of something negative they read about the illness or something they were told by someone in authority whom they believed knew a lot more than they knew. Unfortunately, there are also people who expect other people to heal them and take no active part whatsoever in their own healing. They may seek professional advice but ask so few questions from the expert that they don't actually know what their problem is. They just leave their healing up to someone else.
There can be a lot of guess-work involved in trying to help people heal. Even people who have studied what causes healing cannot know for sure which person will heal with any given technique and which person will not heal. Sometimes what works for one person does not work for another at all. Some people believe healing comes from within as a spiritual process, and they don't need to do anything except reconnect with nature, pleasurable events and harmonious people and let go of the dark shadows that haunt them.
What is this strange element that allows healing to occur or prevents it from occurring? True healing occurs when the element is removed that caused the illness to occur in the first place. True healing is not a temporary fix. It is a permanent change that occurs in the mind as well as in the body of the person. Without this change in the mind, healing cannot occur in the body. If you are expecting a remedy that you do not believe in to heal you, whether a pill or a treatment, it may not heal you. Your negative thought can block its effectiveness. But, if you believe the placebo you are given to be a powerful healing force, you can get well because your mind accepts the healing.
My client Paula came to me seeking help for her daughter Laura, who had been raped when she was twelve. This mother had taken a very active role in seeking help for her daughter from therapists over the years. The girl was now in her late teens and quite an attractive girl. She was thinking of traveling around out of the country with her boyfriend. Her mother felt Laura was not facing her responsibilities at all. Paula scheduled three Illuminations for herself and three for her daughter. The purpose of an Illumination is to release the negative energy, imprints and patterns in the luminous body (the aura) that caused the problem to occur in the first place. The client leaves free of the old pattern that was causing the problem.
On the third Illumination I performed a soul retrieval on Laura during her Illumination. The purpose of the soul retrieval is to bring back any lost soul parts that have splintered off because of traumatic events that have occurred during any of the person's lifetimes. As I completed the soul retrieval, a power animal appeared. It was a white dove symbolizing purity , which I blew into her heart chakra to restore it. Any rape victim may feel they have lost their purity. After Laura's soul retrieval I performed a mesa proxy, which enabled her to question the characters that had appeared during her soul retrieval. She discovered in this process that she had been raped as punishment for something she had done, perhaps from something she felt guilty over. The mesa proxy is an amazing process that gives the client a chance to look deeply into their own mind and find answers they cannot find in any other way. They ask the questions and they hear the answers by quieting the mind and listening to their innermost spiritual voice.
A short time after my sessions with Laura were complete, her mother sent me the following letter. Their names are fictitious. “Nancy, I'm writing to thank you so much. Working with you, for my daughter and myself, after years of counseling therapy, has been the most effective thing I have ever done to help my daughter. Life is much more pleasant at home. The energy is lighter for both of us. Laura is ready to face challenges in her life and resolve problems rather than running away, and her father and I are calmer and more at peace in our relationship with her. The work you do is simply amazing. Yours, Paula.”
Laura was ready to heal, ready to get well and ready to put the past behind her. What occurred during the mesa proxy was a revelation to her, because she heard the answer to her healing revealed to her from within herself. Because the white dove appeared bringing back her lost sense of purity, which I restored to her, she felt whole again and was healed in a moment.
Another client that I worked with was blocking her own healing. Janet told me she was taught as a child in her church school to negate herself, so she had spent her life denying that she existed. She literally could not “ see” her Self and even in counseling could not find herself to talk about Self. At seventy-four she was losing her sight, literally going blind. I would ask her to tell me about herself and she would say, “I'm a good person but they…” and that was as far as she could ever get with Self. She was literally blind to her Self. She had hidden her Self away in the dark shadows of her mind because of her childhood teaching that literally taught her to turn her Self off. The doctor performed laser surgery on her eyes repeatedly trying to restore her sight to no avail. At the end of the many Illuminations that I performed on Janet, she would usually say, “My eyes are getting worse,” without even considering that she had just had a treatment. I had spent the previous hour clearing away her negative energy, but she would instantly refill herself with more of her negative belief. I told her that she was feeding the negative energy whenever she said that, but she had never had training in spiritual healing or the power of positive thinking and held emphatically to her negative beliefs. She looked to her eyes to tell her how she was and had come to believe the blindness to be the reality of herself, which was a great mistake. She literally let go of her concept of herself as a perfectly-sighted person, who was having a temporary problem with her sight. In her mind, she became the blind person. This kind of thinking absolutely blocked her healing, no matter what anybody else did for her. Janet was not ready to get well. In healing, always hold firmly to the perfection of your Self. If you expect a perfect healing, hold a perfect thought as the Truth about you. Never let it go, no matter what happens.
During a spiritual reading I was told that karma was at work in Janet's life because of something that she had done in a past life. During a later Illumination, I extracted the karmic pattern causing her problem. Then she decided that blindness was a pattern that had been decided for her life before she was born, and there was nothing that could be done about it. She would grab onto more of her negative beliefs as fast as I would clean out the old negative energy from her luminous body. There was no winning with her. Her negative beliefs seemed to be cemented into her frame of mind no matter what I said to her or what I did. She was making big mental mistakes that prevented her healing. When I asked her what the doctor had said about the condition of her optic nerve, she replied, “What is an optic nerve?” Because this dear lady had negated herself so completely, she could exercise no control over her Self to permit healing to occur. She lived in the dark shadows of thought rather than in the Light.
What was the difference between Laura and Janet? Laura got it. She accepted her purity. It was back within her. She was whole and complete. Nothing was lost. In that moment when she believed her purity was restored, she changed her mind and healed. But Janet could not change. Her mind was set on the negative belief that when you're blind, you're blind. She expected someone else to change her—the doctor, me, the laser, the multiple pills that she took daily, but nothing did change her, and her blindness prevailed and worsened. I asked her if she could change her mind and she said, “Sure!” But, she was not ready to change. I finally told her that sometimes Spirit hopes that we will pay attention to our lessons in the darkness that we failed to see or learn in the Light. I told Janet to start looking for her Self in her mental darkness. I believe when Janet can find her Self in her mind, her eyes will respond naturally by allowing the Light to come in again. You have to see your Self. Self is the most important thing to see, and for many people it is the hardest thing to find, much less to love.
What causes healing? Healing does come from within us. We allow or prevent our own healing, just as we cause our own illnesses by the words and feelings we choose to embrace. Old words and old beliefs tend to get stuck in our minds, and we don't realize we need to perform a mental house cleaning on our minds just as much as we need to clean our houses regularly. These old patterns of thought can be very harmful to our health, and we wonder why we continue to hurt when we'd much rather feel well. A shaman works with your aura, your luminous body, which is invisible but very much there, filled with the patterns and imprints that create your pleasure and your pain. The Illumination process opens your chakras and cleans out the old patterns, the old problems, that will continue to follow you around if you fail to go through this process. The Illumination is a deep cleansing process of your aura unlike any other. It is painless, relaxing and healing. The shaman may never even touch your physical body at all during the Illumination because she is cleaning out your luminous body, where your harmful patterns are stored. You decide what emotions you want to clean out, because you are the person who knows what your problems are. When the process is complete, you find the emotions that have tormented your mind aren't there any more. You will find peace in your mind and body where before there was no peace. This cleansing process allows you to erase troublesome emotions that no longer serve you. It allows you to get on with the rest of your life.
Years ago I asked Spirit to let me serve because of the difficult things I had overcome in my own life, and it led me into the training with Dr. Alberto Villoldo and The Four Winds Society. As a spiritual counselor and shaman, I am here to help you heal. It is possible to heal any illness if you are ready to get well, ready to let go of your old ways of thinking, and really ready to change your mind. How you think about your Self can either prevent your healing or allow it to happen. If the old way has not brought about your healing, be willing to try something new. Be willing to open your mind and change your way of thinking. The rewards are great—the return of your good health. By allowing your old negative energy to be released through an Illumination, you can feel like new again.
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