Ways of Using Spiritual Energy Healing for Health and Well-Being
by Conrad Raw
A woman lay in the emergency
room after being taken in unconscious from a sudden pain in her
shoulder and upper chest. Her transport from the small rural
community took 20 minutes and the time seemed too great for the
aneurysm that burst on her aorta. The doctors watched the monitor
for a sign of life. The heart monitor registered a flatline heart
pattern and they covered her body as they pronounced her dead.
For some reason, no one disconnected the heart monitor but they
left her lay as they went to tell the family that she passed.
Within ten minutes after the ambulance
took her, a dear family friend heard of the emergency and ran
home to telephone friends in her church prayer group. By the
time they began, another 15 minutes elapsed. At the time the
prayer started, the family physician, on duty at the hospital,
walked past the body and saw a blip on the heart monitor screen.
He called for nurses and doctors and ultimately the woman lived.
The aneurysm burst and bled into the heart sack slowing the hearts
rhythm to a deadly slow rate. What caused the physician to be
there, at her bedside at that instant? Was the prayer group responsible
for the one last beat of her dying heart? No one knows for sure
but her family believes this miracle of body and circumstance
came from the prayer.
an age old method of healing has been studied for years. Most
of the studys are too personal and anecdotal to be of any
use. Just like the woman in the emergency room, too many times
coincidence, the possibility of spontaneous healing or the power
of suggestion could explain the healing phenomena. One study,
however, followed remote healing of strangers. The people that
received the prayer had no idea that they were involved and those
sending their prayers did not know those patients. A second almost
identical group of patients were used as a control group and
received no prayer. There was a significant difference in the
recovery time of those that received prayer and more in the group
prayed for had a complete recovery with no complications.
Prayer is not the only technique
that uses the human essence to transfer wellness. Other methods
include reiki, quantum touch, qigong, aura cleansing and the
age old laying on of hands. All of these techniques use the transfer
of energy or unblock the energy of the body. While those involved
in religion attribute the healing from prayer to God, labeling
the phenomena to the life force of those praying does not detract
from that belief but simply studies the mechanics.
touch is a modern laying-on of hands, the use of one persons
chi to start the flow of anothers. Because of the use stimulation
to the life force, it resembles the healing of yogis and qigong
practitioners. It uses the energy of the healer amplified with
breathing exercises to create energy fields around the individual
and unblock the life force by synchronizing it with theirs.
Reiki also uses intervention
techniques to unblock the life force of the recipient. The difference
in reiki is that instead of the healer inputting energy, the
individual receiving the healing draws the energy from the healer
and participates in the process.
cleansing is the first step in aura healing. It doesnt
need the touch of the healer but may take place in salt water,
in the sun or with the aid of a healer to remove the debris from
the aura after the patient is grounded. The healers often use
stones of various colors to unblock charkas and improve the flow
of energy to major chakra areas.
is still limited study on the benefits of any of the techniques,
but the fact that they all use a form of energy transference
and come from many different areas of the globe, speaks volumes
about the potential man has to perform miracles with the energy
they have inside.