Posted May 27, 2010
I can’t stop wondering: How are we to account for this healing, and other similar instances reported within the Mormon church?
The only possibilities I can come up with are:
1. Your mission president believed he possessed a special “priesthood” power to effect healing, and that belief, although perhaps misguided, was enough to generate the necessary faith.
2. Your pres. was subconsciously using some shamanic-type healing abilities he developed in a prior lifetime.
3. It was due to your own belief, faith, and/or innate ability.
4. It was some combination of the above.
You sometimes hear about these miraculous healings occurring among members of other faiths, but (if faith-promoting rumors are to be believed) Mormons seem to have a disproportionate number of them.
So do Mormon men really have an advantage that other “non-priesthood bearers” do not have, or is it just that they actively acknowledge a power that we all have access to?
Good observations and questions. I appreciate the participation from the members for making their comments on this for there were some good ones.
Actually the Mormons do have an advantage when it comes to healing. Is it because they have magical powers through their priesthood?
Not so much.
What is it then?
Hint… Think of DKs teachings.
And what do DK’s teachings have to do with Mormonism and healing?
Quite a bit actually when you think of his teachings on the seventh ray, ceremonial magic and the Masons. Joseph Smith borrowed much of the ceremonial magic in the church from the Masons as well as the ancient ceremonies of the Hebrews and early Christians.
Consider the ceremony involved in an LDS healing.
1. Everything has to be done, not by one, but by two or more elders.
2. The elders must have on their person olive oil which has been ceremonially blessed. This set apart oil is only to be used for healing.
3. Before giving a blessing the oil is placed on the crown of the person’s head and set words are spoken.
4. Administering the oil and giving the blessing are done by two separate elders.
5. All Elders participating lay hands upon the head of the person and one gives the blessing.
6. Set words are uttered and then the spokesman attempts to channel the will of God and gives a blessing of healing.
Compare this to what happens in a regular church. As someone noted about all that happens is they pray. Prayer alone rarely brings significant healing.
Sometimes a regular church will announce a special day of fasting and or prayer to heal a member. This is an elementary ceremony and increases the results.
Then some of the fundamentalist churches have high energy meetings where they repeat elementary mantras, talk in tongues, scream and do theatrics to increase anticipation of results.
This is crude ceremony but is does increase results.
On the other hand, the quiet ceremony of the Mormons is more seventh ray and can produce longer lasting results.
Now the LDS think that any healings done in the church is due to the special power of the Priesthood, or authority from God they think they have a monopoly on.
In truth they experience more healing miracles than others because they have a structured ceremony which raises expectations.
When I was excommunicated in 1978 the authorities thought that they had stripped me of any power of the priesthood. I personally didn’t think I lost anything, but gained instead.
A short time after this I was asked to give a blessing to a man who has lost his ability to walk. I thought to myself that this would be a good test to see if one can heal after being stripped of the priesthood. A friend and I laid our hands on his head and I commanded him to walk. We removed our hands and he raised himself up and walked. We saw him a few days later and he was still walking fine.
This and other things later on proved to me that more is involved in healing than recognized church priesthood.
So what caused my miraculous healing? I was previously given two blessings by others and they did not work. What was the difference?
1. I had more faith in the mission president. Part of the reason for this extra faith was that he was the highest authority available. It maters not that he was an outward authority. What matters is the increased expectation which aligns one with the principle of energy following thought.
2. I had reached the end of my rope which created a point of tension.
3. In this point of tension I poured out my soul to god all trough the night. This again uses the principle of energy following thought and made additional energy available.
4. The mission president had faith and was confident that healing could take place. This made him a clear channel for the healing energy.
5. When he gave the blessing he said the words I wanted to hear – that I would be healed. This triggered the healing power.
It is sometimes discouraging that not all attempts result in healing no matter how much faith or confidence one has. The scripture says that even Jesus could nor heal in his home town where they saw him as just an ordinary guy.
Then sometimes the ill person has karma to pay off and healing would do more harm than good and the soul will not allow it.
Because spiritual healing does not produce consistent results skeptics will ever be able to nurture their doubt.
But anyone who experiences a supernatural healing even once cannot doubt that more than human powers are available to us.
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