About Spiritual Healing
Spiritual Healing is the experience of relief from hurt by a sublime presence, which replaces frailty and bewilderment with courage and confidence, substituting doubt and disillusion with faith and anticipation, such that even amidst adversity, we have no fear.
Between the moment our eyes first open and the last time they close, we undertake a voyage upon a sea of many trials, as we navigate our course through turbulence and tranquillity, toward a place of sanctuary, where we may set our burdens down, and come home to our soul, through the blessing of such a Spiritual Healing.
Yet this healing comes rarely in an instant. Rather, it is blessed upon us through our devotion to a journey of inquiry and discovery, often challenging, sometimes disturbing, yet always inspiring, through which we enter a highly sensitive state of grace, whereby we may hear spirit speak, as we speak to spirit.
Thereby, Spiritual Healing is not an event, but a process, which is never ending, always changing, and difficult to define.
Sadly, the ephemeral and elusive nature of spirituality, and the unordinary healing it hastens, has led to the confinement of Spiritual Healing to the dark corners of misunderstanding. And for many people, the terms ‘Spiritual’ and ‘Healing’ independently provoke prejudice and dismissal.
Thereby, the term ‘Spiritual Healing’, which derives from placing these somewhat taboo words together, can ignite malign and indignant responses.
This has been little helped by those who exploit the promise of such a provocative notion, misusing its mystery to allure and mislead.
However, the World Health Organization, in representing the complex cultural fabric of our global population, clearly proclaims that for most people, there can be no health without spiritual healing. For spirituality is integral to the lives of a majoritive diaspora of those from diverse societies and cultural traditions.
And creative practices intended to fortify such spirituality, which we may call the Sacred Arts, express a ubiquitous human quest to encounter and converse with a sublime presence that both pervades and transcends the corporeal individual process of living and dying, sustaining a continuum of collective connectivity that can bring purpose to every plight and predicament.
It is in setting aside all defensive presumptions and foregone conclusions, and dedicating time and attention to the pursuit of a relationship with this presence, through the Sacred Arts, that we find the true nature of Spiritual Healing.