Healing Crisis: What Are They Good For?

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Healing Crisis: What Are They Good For?

Ah yes, the healing crisis.

I am going to preface this piece with the following. This discussion of healing will fascinate some, outrage others and totally confuse the rest. A big component of spiritual healing involves physical healing. They are inseparable. Chances are if we are physically ill, there is an emotional or spiritual component to that illness. Perhaps an illness comes into our life that forces us to reevaluate our lifestyle, relationships and how we function in the world.

However, I do want to say, that illness always remains a teacher. Many saints, gurus and devout spiritual teachers have suffered with illness. Padre Pio, Hildegard Von Bingen, Teresa of Avila, and Ramana Maharshi, all endured ailments and afflictions. Eastern medicine practitioners have ascribed to this philosophy. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine finds its roots in Eastern spirituality and was at one time only administered by Daoist priests and monks.

According to the Eastern philosophy of healing, there are three levels of healing – the blood level, the organ level and the bone level. In my discussion with acupuncturists, they have expressed that they find themselves often avoiding the deepest level of healing because of the side effects. In our Western culture, we do not want to go through the deeper stages of healing. We want a pill or a treatment to make us feel good. Knowing that everything is energy, acupuncturists know there will be major releases associated with a deep healing that most of us are not equipped to tolerate nor do we have the courage to do the inner work that would be required.

What Is A Healing Crisis?

When I do a medical intuitive reading, I look at the mental, emotional, and spiritual fields of an individual. These planes are respectively deeper than the physical plane, with the spiritual plane being the deepest. A disease will progress through each plane, evolving from a minor physical complaint to more serious ones, and then inward to deeper levels. Performing like a screw, as we continue to foster thoughts that contain chaotic frequencies, the energy drives deeper into the body.

My practice consists of doctor referrals for patients that are unresponsive to vibrational medicine. My task remains to help the patient realize that they are the source of their discomfort by continuing to produce misaligned thoughts. When I initially start working with a client, we begin to poke around in the places that most people do not want to look. This technique combined with flower essences, often produces a healing crisis that the client sees as a negative experience. What is happening is that they are releasing all of that confused energy that has been stored in their bodies. Very similar to a pressure cooker letting off steam, the energy that was once directed inward reverses direction and starts to flow outward. In accounts of spiritual awakening experiences, individuals will give testimonials of feeling their energy pouring outwards and then upwards.

In addition to these perspectives on healing, A Course in Miracles encourages us to look at our illusions or misaligned perspectives because they are the root of all illness, suffering, pain and eventual death. The course reminds us to remember that we are perfect as God created us. It is us that sees the imperfection and creates the distortion in our lives. The course also reminds us that we have the power to heal ourselves. It is often helpful to think of this analogy. Would you send a child into the wilderness without anything to help prepare themselves for the unknown? If we believe in a divine essence and the perfection of its creations, why would this same principle apply to our bodies?

What Does A Healing Crisis Mean?

Through my own spiritual journey, I have experienced a list of maladies that have appeared out of nowhere and then disappeared. From eyes oozing puss, to bleeding on my hands and feet, to frozen shoulders, and non-specific pain in my body, I too have seen the products of my ruminations. It is a common cultural viewpoint that we understand feelings, such as depression and anger, come as reactions to life events. It is not as common, however, to understand that physical ailments, too, create revealing patterns. Each of us is unique, like a puzzle that only we have the solution for. We find our freedom and liberation from walking towards our deepest fears, embracing them and eventually loving them.

As we approach our healing, it would be helpful to remember that things do not heal people. People heal people through the love and acceptance that they share. We heal ourselves through sharing and as we share, we receive. This is the purpose of existence; we remember that the healing flow of the divine begins with us and ends with us. As such, if we aligned our emotions, thoughts and spiritual beliefs with the love of divine intent, we could provide a much more peaceful, healthful life experience. Healing crises do not necessarily denote something bad or scary. They just indicate misappropriated energy. I do want to reiterate that having an illness or disease does not symbolize weakness, defectiveness or some sort of punishment. Our illness and dis-eases are a spiritual process given to us to unravel. If we ascribe to the belief, we are eternal and in each iteration of our being we take on a new experience, sickness will be a chapter that we will all face. Some of us will heal ourselves, others will spend our lives learning from our illness.

We All Have Our Unique Healing Process

Recently I had a deeply emotional and spiritual discussion with a dear friend. The discussion might have appeared uncomfortable and difficult to an outside observer. However, the love and forgiveness that emanated from that partnering kicked off a major healing crisis for me. After the discussion, I received a transmission that is difficult to put into words, but I will attempt to do so. The Voice explained that all the discomfort that I was feeling was the release of all the worry, angst and sadness that I had produced. I became aware of how powerful our illusionary thoughts can be. The Voice then said, “place everything you do on an altar to God. Give everything to the One”. I interpreted that to mean that before I react, act or withdraw from a situation, I would be best served by viewing it as something that I would offer to the divine. See everything as the divine would see it and prepare everything with divine intent.

It is a common cultural viewpoint that we understand feelings, such as depression and anger, come as reactions to life events. It is not as common, however, to understand that physical ailments, too, create revealing patterns. Each of us is unique, like a puzzle that only we have the solution for. We find our freedom and liberation from walking towards our deepest fears, embracing them and eventually loving them.

As we approach our healing, it would be helpful to remember that things do not heal people. People heal people through the love and acceptance that they share. We heal ourselves through sharing and as we share, we receive. This is the purpose of existence; we remember that the healing flow of the divine begins with us and ends with us. As such, if we aligned our emotions, thoughts and spiritual beliefs with the love of divine intent, we could provide a much more peaceful, healthful life experience.