The Healing Hymn
Gracious Spirit, of Thy Goodness,
Hear our anxious prayer!
Take our lov’d ones who are suff’fing
Neath Thy tender care.
Loving father, hear us!
Gracious Spirit, may Thy Presence,
Shed a Healing Ray.
Turning all their night of darkness
Into glorious day
Loving father, hear us!
Gracious Spirit, should’st Thou
He their Light and Guide!
Lead them to the Heavenly Kingdom
Safely by Thy side
Loving father, hear us!
M.A. St Clair Stobart
The Healing Touch of Life and Love
by F Nicholas Sutherland MA, M Litt, PhD, FCP
Our greatest gift is life and our most precious achievement is love. Yet it is just here that lies a significant paradox. While our search is for happiness and love the experience of life is often difficult, sometimes harsh, even cruel at times. Theses experiences create feelings of loneliness, sadness and sap our vitality causing us to withdraw within ourselves, with the potential of threatening our will to live. The reality is that we cannot prevent these painful experiences, they are part of what we have to bear as part of the experience of living; the growing pains of development to maturity. If we have never felt deep pain within ourselves we can never really understand or empathise with the pain of another.
While we have a right to be angry, to stand up for ourselves, and express our authentic feelings; to allow them to become harmful by becoming a chip on one’s shoulder, or by developing an angry attitude to life is harmful and can be lethal to the achievement of the very vitality of life and the experience of love that we so deeply need and seek.
We become more alive when we are able to affirm others, because then they are able in return to affirm us. If we want more love then we must become more loving. Such an attitude comes not from the need or desire to manipulate or control others in order to get what we want. Rather it comes from a genuine interest and authentic appreciation of another, a caring love that springs from the heart of love.
To be a loving person it is necessary to be in touch with oneself, one’s feelings, and able to make contact with others. Expressing divine love (agape) can take many forms. Often a look, a gesture, a word or just a smile is all that is needed. This creates a good feeling, of recognising another, an expression of goodwill, and affirming a person’s worth. With a greeting, the contact of a handshake, a hug, an embrace, one makes contact with another enabling it to become an authentic meeting, a recognition of the worth, dignity and acceptance of a person, giving a feeling of being alive. Communication through touch is the means of making contact, a genuine meeting, an experience of healing. The healing touch is the giving of life and love.
Your Body is the Mirror of Your Life
Brofman Foundation for the Advancement of Healing
by Martin Brofman, Ph.D.
Everything begins with your consciousness. Everything that happens in your life, and everything that happens in your body, begins with something happening in your consciousness. Your consciousness is who you are, your experience of Being. You decide what ideas to accept and which to reject.
You decide what to think, and you decide what to feel. When these decisions leave you with residual stress, you experience the stress as if in your physical body.You decide what ideas to accept and which to reject. You decide what to think, and you decide what to feel. When these decisions leave you with residual stress, you experience the stress as if in your physical body.
We know that stress creates symptoms. The interesting question is, “Which stress creates which symptoms?” When we are able to quantify this process, we are then able to see the body as a map of the person’s consciousness, relating particular symptoms to particular stresses and particular ways of being, in the same way that Type “A” Behavior has been able to be associated with heart disease.
To understand this map, we must first orient ourselves to the idea that the causes of symptoms are within. While it’s true that germs cause disease and accidents cause injuries, it is also true that this happens in accord with what is happening in the consciousness of the person involved.
Germs are everywhere. Why are some people affected and not others? Something different is happening in their consciousness. Why do some patients in hospitals respond better to treatment than others? They have different attitudes. Something different is happening in their consciousness When someone is injured in an “accident,” why is it that a very specific part of the body is affected, and that it is the same part that has had habitual problems? Is that an “accident,” or is there a pattern and an order to the way things happen in our bodies?
Your consciousness, your experience of Being, who you really are, is energy. We can call it “Life Energy” for now. This energy does not just live in your brain; it fills your entire body. Your consciousness is connected to every cell in your body. Through your consciousness, you can communicate with every organ and every tissue, and a number of therapies are based on this communication with the organs which have been affected by some kind of symptom or disorder.
This energy which is your consciousness, and which reflects your state of consciousness, can be measured through the process known as Kirlian photography. When you take a Kirlian photograph of your hand, it shows a certain pattern of energy. If you take a second photograph while imagining that you are sending love and energy to someone you know, there will be a different pattern of energy shown on the Kirlian photograph. Thus, we can see that a change in your consciousness creates a change in the energy field that is being photographed, which we call the aura.
This energy field shown in the Kirlian photographs has been quantified, so that when there are “holes” in particular parts of the energy field, these are said to correspond to particular weaknesses in specific parts of the physical body. The interesting thing about this is that the weakness shows up in the energy field before there is ever any evidence of it on the physical level.
Thus, we have an interesting direction of manifestation shown through what we have described.
1. A change of consciousness creates a change in the energy field.
2. A change in the energy field happens before a change in the physical body.
The direction of manifestation is from the consciousness, through the energy field, to the physical body.
Consciousness—1—>Energy Field—2—>Physical Body
When we look at things in this way, we see that it is not the physical body creating the energy field, the aura, but rather the aura or energy field that is creating the physical body. What we see as the physical body is the end result of a process that begins with the consciousness.
When someone makes a decision that leaves them with stress, creating a blockage in the energy field with a sufficient degree of intensity, this creates a symptom on the physical level. The symptom speaks a certain language, which reflects the idea that we each create our own reality. When the symptom is described from that point of view, the metaphoric significance of the symptom becomes clear. Thus, instead of saying, “I can’t see,” the person would have to say, “I have been keeping myself from seeing something.” If they cannot walk, they would have to say, “I have been keeping myself from walking away from something.” And so on.
We must understand that there are no accidents and no coincidences. Things do happen according to a pattern and order. We can say that why?