Principle 50

This entry is part 48 of 98 in the series Principles

The Principle of Healing, Part I

What is the difference between the person who has a miraculous healing and the person who experiences little effect from the same healer? What are the principles that causes a miracle to manifest?

The Principle of Healing is somewhat different than most of the other principles discussed in that the process uses not one principle, but many. Acquiring good health requires a number of endeavors to care for the body.

Even knowing this, humans tend to get ill now and then and when this happens many seek for the ultimate in alternative medicine – spiritual healing. The strange thing is that sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. Many who do not receive much effect from spiritual healing will ask, “Why did the other guy get healed and not me? Do I not have enough faith or has God forgotten me or what?”

To discover how spiritual healing works we must first understand the cause of disease. There are three main causes.

The first is accepted by the many which is basic common sense care of one’s health. Things that affect health are worry, a lack of exercise, lack of clean air and water, sunshine, diet, mental attitude, sufficient rest, etc.

The second is karma. Causes put into play in past lives follow us into the current one. The person who sees himself being born with bad genes or predisposed toward certain illnesses is generally in that situation, not by accident of birth, but by design of past causes, or karma.

The third cause is the blockage of energy. This problem falls into two categories.

(1) Energy follows thought and our thought directs energy into circulation throughout our bodies. Lack of right thought can create a vacuum which may be filled with undesirable energy and cause illness, but too much attention on the wrong things can cause accumulation of energy creating a disturbance in the body, blocking the smooth flow of energy.

(2) Each of us comes into life with new lessons to learn and as we advance the various energy petals in our chakras open. When this energy is released it must be used in connection with the new learning expected of us. As humans we are naturally lazy and tend to want to go with what is easy for us. The new energy and new lessons are always difficult at first and our inclination is to resist them. When they are resisted the flow of energy is disturbed and ill health is often the result. The longer we resist the worse the health becomes. Many will resist for several lifetimes before they finally accept their lesson and the new energy. When fully accepted good health will return.

So, what is the secret of spiritual healing? That is the big question that few have attempted to answer beyond the orthodox one which is to merely have faith.

Yes faith is important for both the healer and the patient, but the word had a different meaning in the time of Jesus than it does now. Many Christians today see it is as mere blind belief but those who wrote the scriptures saw it differently.

In the New Testament faith comes from PISTIS, which is derived from the root word PEITHO which basically means “to prove a thing true or false by evidence, argument, reason or experiment and through the guidance of your inner authority.”

A scripture that is in harmony with this comes from the Book of Hebrews, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Heb 11:1

Faith does not follow blind belief, but follows the direction pointed to by evidence and then either confirms that the evidence pointed to the truth or proves that it did not.

Now we have evidence that spiritual healing works and belief in it is on the upswing.

In 1991, 73 percent of Americans believed miracles “definitely” or “probably” happen. That number rose to 78 percent in 2008. More recently, a 2010 Pew Research Center report found 79 percent of Americans believe in miracles. Other polls give an even higher number.

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So why do so many people believe in miracles when men of science claim that such is only a superstitious belief?

The most potent answer is evidence. A Newsweek poll revealed that 48% of us have experienced or witnessed a miracle and 63% know of an individual who has experienced one.

A person with real faith will see this evidence and want to follow it to its conclusion in his life. He therefore tests the evidence and attempts to manifest the miraculous in his own life.

Now most miracles that people experience are from healing and if we want to understand the principle behind them, then, perhaps we should examine the greatest healer of all time, namely Jesus.

So, did Jesus explain the power behind his miracles? Actually he did. So, what was it?

Most people would automatically say it was God but that was not the answer Jesus gave.

Here are some scriptures revealing the actual words of Jesus after his healings;

Matt 8:13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.

Matt 9:22 Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

Matt 9:28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.

Matt 9:29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.

Matt 15:28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

Matt 17:19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?

Matt 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

What was it to which Jesus gave credit over and over for the miracles? Students will often say it was God or a special power that Jesus had that caused them to take place. But this is not the direction that Jesus indicated. He did not say “God made you whole,” or “I made you whole.”

To find the key to power we must examine his actual words.

Here is a popular pronouncement he made: “thy faith hath made thee whole.”

Here are several others:

“as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee.”

“According to your faith be it unto you”

“great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt.”

What do all these phrases have in common? They all direct us away from depending on an outside god sitting on a throne, or even Jesus himself, and point somewhere. But where?

Where does faith come from? It comes from inside of us. The great secret that is hidden in plain sight in the words of Jesus is the power to heal and perform miracles lies within ourselves. Jesus made this plain when he told a woman, “great is thy faith: be it unto thee EVEN AS THOU WILT.”

In other words there is magic within us activated by faith that unlocks a power so great that we can make things happen even as we will. That is an amazing thought, is it not?

And where is the limitation? There does not seem to be much for he said, “If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”

So what is this power within us? The scriptures give several powerful hints.

“Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:21

So where is the kingdom of God? It is within us.

And where is God? Answer: In his kingdom.

Where then should we look for God? Answer: Within each of us.

Where then lies the all powerful presence of God?

Answer: Within each of us.

This is confirmed in the book of Revelation where it describes those who are redeemed and saved from the mark of the Beast. “And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.” Rev 14:1

So where is the name of God found? Again it is found within our thinking consciousness in our foreheads.

And where the name of God is found, God is found, and his power becomes manifest and available.

Question: If God is within us and we have all power to do according to our wills then why does this will seem to be frustrated? How is it unlocked so miracles can happen?

The Principle of Healing, Part II

(Note: This section is new material)

As I said there are a number of principles involved in healing, for the foundation of good health involves the proper balance of numerous energies and principles.

Here are some of the principles involved in the creation of good health.

(1) Judgment

This is perhaps the most important principle involved. One can read all about black and white rules laid down by promoters of good health, but if you do not apply them with the use of good judgment then you could wind up having bad health while it may seem you are doing everything correctly.

Let us say, for instance, that Jim has read that a vegetarian diet is good for your health and decides to try it out. In making the switch there are a lot of things he could do wrong if his judgment was amiss. He could start with too drastic of a change that his body would have difficulty in handling. Then he could get on a bad vegetarian diet just as others have a bad meat eating diet. He could eat too much sugar, pastries, overcooked foods, or even supposedly good foods that his particular body does not like.

(2) Attention

This brings us to the second principle which is attention. For maximum health one must pay attention to how his body responds to different foods. There is a lot of truth in the old adage that “one man’s cure is another man’s poison.” If you read reviews at Amazon on various health books you’ll find that most of them get quite a bit of praise, but there are always some who say they tried the program and it did them more harm than good. Supporters will respond saying that the guy didn’t do it right or give it enough time, but what is often overlooked is that we are all different and each of us must find what works for us.

To find what works the seeker must apply the principle of attention and pay attention to the response of his body to what he eats, how he exercises, as well has the effect of his beliefs, emotions and thoughts.

If you are not sure about how foods are affecting you then a blood test is available that will rate your sensitivity to all the common foods. Other ways to test yourself is through muscle testing or the use of a pendulum.

Most people do not pay attention to their body’s response because they do not think they have the power to discern its needs. But if an individual will reset his belief system and pay attention he will find that he has much more power to judge his body’s needs than he thought.

(3) Alignment

The seeker must use the Principle of Alignment and align himself with the spiritual intelligence that is behind the creation of his body. Our bodies were designed by a great intelligence and that intelligence circulates within us and knows what the body needs to function on a high level.

We humans are out of alignment with this intelligence and do many things to thwart optimum health. Again, we must pay attention, but not only to our bodies, but to our souls. If we listen to the inner voice we can obtain guidance that will lead us to obtain the health that we desire.

Think of it this way. Disease breaks down to dis-ease or being out of ease or alignment.

(4) Elimination

Our body spends a good deal of its energy in the elimination of unwanted waste, but still does not dispose of all of it. Therefore, many poisons from nature, pesticides and over processed foods accumulate in the body. Too many poisons will affect all parts of the body, but are particularly bad for the liver and kidneys as well as cause extra work for the heart.

If you want to know how many poisons you have all you have to do is stop eating for two or three days and drink only pure water. Then look in the mirror at your tongue. The more coated it is the more poisons you have. Also getting headaches during the first couple days of fasting is a sign of too many poisons.

To avoid accumulating too many poisons avoid processed foods, pesticides and chlorinated or contaminated water. Eat live or organic foods as much as possible. Grow your own sprouts and eat lots of them.

If you are doing all you can but feel sluggish then go on a fast. A fast for a week on just water will do wonders for the health, but read up on how to do it safely if you have not done it before.

There are many other principles we could cover concerning health but these will supply some good food for thought.

Copyright by J J Dewey 2015

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