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are many methods and advices available for healing work. Rather than
set forth exact methods in healing, we will confine our discussion
to general principles and helpful clues. To simplify our general
explanation, we can use a three step model. These steps are
connection, request, and breath; all of which needs further
need our own connection with the Divine Healing Intelligence. There
are many possible ways to make this connection, so people do this in
various ways. Some people make this connection with a definite
prayer (such as, In the name of God, Who is…). Certain
formulaic prayers, sacred words or mantras can function like a
password to the Divine Source. Others make their connection with a
kind of God-remembrance; others establish a direct experience of the
Divine. Some people connect with visualization; while others connect
more with feeling. Some people reach out to meet the Divine Healing
Source, while others open up to allow in the Divine. Some people
practice switching off the ego mind or ego-state, and then enter
into the Divine Presence of Love and Healing. One can practice any
of these approaches or combinations. Of most importance is to
consciously and intentionally establish a clear connection with the
Greater Love-Power Intelligence, the Healing Divine Presence, which
is always latently present and available. And foremost, we have to
establish this connection ourselves, if we are to be a
healing-medium or prayer-server for others.
significant step is request. We request healing from the Divine,
sometimes for ourselves and sometimes for others. We can also
request guidance for ourselves or for others. And of course, it is
fine to request healing for ourselves, just as it is good to take
care of our own self with good food and exercise. To take care of
our own self, or to request healing and guidance for ourselves,
should not be thought of as a selfish act. In fact, we could think
of this as serving everyone else, because if are healthy and in good
spirits, then others do not have to help heal us or take care of us.
A healing request, in general, is necessary because the need has to
be consciously clarified.
Intelligence already knows the needs of everyone, just as our body
intelligence knows when a part is hurt or out of balance. But unless
there is a connection and request from a receiver, this Energy of
Healing Intelligence will not flow to that need. This is part of
natural law and esoteric science. There has to be a receptive, and
there has to be a connection and a request. The request actually
creates the receptive pole. One is saying to the Universal
Intelligence, as it were, I am in need and I need help and I am
asking for help. When all of these are said or acknowledged by a
person, then the Healing Flow can proceed. In effect, one creating a
receptive pole and also opening up an allowing channel for this
conscious request and need also produces a focus for the Divine
Healing Energy. In other words, the place of need, which is brought
into focus by the requesting healer-medium, becomes like a spotlight
for Divine Attention, and it establishes a receptive pole for the
active pole of Divine Healing to flow into. This relates to one of
the great laws of esoteric science, which is that Divine Energy
follows thought, and also this Greater Energy is a Source that
naturally moves towards receptive poles. It moves towards need.
Divine Compassion, Mercy and Love naturally move towards need; so we
can facilitate this by consciously clarifying the need and thereby
making that receptive pole more intense.
working with the natural laws of healing, which can be applied to
oneself but also to help others by requesting on their behalf, if
they are alright with your help. It is best to first learn how to
use these principles for ourselves, in our own need; then we know
better how to assist others in their particular needs. First learn
how to request for oneself, then practice requesting for others.
Though in regards to requesting on behalf of others, or in regards
to healing others; it is important to do this work only if we know
or feel that the other person would want this help. So, on behalf of
another, we can ask the Divine Love-Power to connect with them and
give to them their needed healing. Another way is to visualize them
coming into the Divine Presence of Love-Power, to be healed in this
Presence. A third way is to enter into the Love-Power Presence, and
from here send out Light-Love healing to the person; thus being as a
medium for the Divine Light of Healing. Remember that the necessity
of request is analogous to sending out an address, or putting
someone in a focused spotlight, so that the Healing Source will know
where to go. It’s like giving a network address to a source,
so that the information can be sent; or it’s like pointing the
spotlight on a person so that the light will go there.
third step is breath. After the prerequisites of connection and
request, and during this healing work, the healer/medium needs to
remain in conscious connection with the Divine and also facilitate
an uninterrupted channel and flow to the person or need. Maintaining
a continuous conscious breath will facilitate this uninterrupted
connection and flow. With conscious continuity of harmonious breath,
remaining within the Divine Presence, we become as healing mediums
for the Divine Love-Power Healing to flow from Source to need.
During this process of breath, we do not have to continually think
of the need or the person involved, because this part has already
been clarified and established by our conscious request. Neither do
we have to keep reestablishing our connection to the Divine. We have
already made this connection and the focused request. In a sense, we
have already connected online to the Great Intelligence and have
already sent in the request.
So now we
have to allow some time for the Healing Intelligence to download and
work through the person in need. Any work requires some amount of
actual time in its process, whereby the Healing Flow moves from
Source into and through the receptive. Some healers visualize the
actual process or activity of this Healing Flow; but a continuous
visualization is not absolutely necessary. What is necessary,
though, is a continuity of our own connection with the Divine, since
we are being the responsible medium or intermediate for this healing
work. Also the request and connection to the person in need must
necessarily be uninterrupted, though this can be maintained
sub-consciously as long as our conscious mind is uninterrupted by
other interests. So, our continuity of conscious breath in the
Divine Presence is what facilitates all of this. Continuity of
conscious breath keeps the connections established between Source
and receptive need, and helps keep the Flow moving during the
concentrated healing work. A Sufi technique for conscious breath in
healing work is verbally or mentally sound Ya Hu, respectively on
the in and out breaths; in Ya, and out Hu, while also feeling
oneself in the Divine Presence of Love.
word to say about breath in this healing work is that it is actually
useful to begin with the breath and continue with conscious breath
from beginning to end. For when we come into conscious and
harmonious breath, it is easier to attune into the Divine
Love-Presence and establish the connection as defined in the first
step. Thus, conscious breath is actually important in all of the
for understanding this healing technique is visualize and connect
with the Healing Source, the Divine Love-Energy, as though it were
above the head. As we connect with this, with breath, we also allow
this to come into our self and flow outward to those in need. Now
once we are a channel for this Healing Flow, then visualize the
person in need, as though they were in front of you. Then, still in
conscious breath, visualize and allow the Healing Energy to flow
easily to the person in need, as though it is coming from the
Source, through oneself, then outward to the person. Remaining in
the conscious breath, one becomes as a facilitating medium for this
Healing Flow between Source and receiver.
on oneself or on others: breathe out and mentally send out love.
Also can use
HU since this brings purification and clearing, transforming
energies back to Essence.
Breath facilitates our alignment with the Healing-Loving Source.
Breath also facilitates a healing flow to the receptive.
thought is also a facilitating factor in healing and prayer. First
be positive about the work itself, which means having faith in it.
Second, have positive thoughts about what is hoped for; that is,
visualize positive results, be a positive visionary.
work is working with Love. Love is what makes healing happen. So be
in Love, radiate Love, and visualize others enfolded in Love.
If you know
that you are at the Eternal River of Love and Life, then it is
natural to be in an attitude of giving or sharing this Water to
everyone thirsty for it.
the word “request” is actually important – it’s
more definite than just “asking”)
Divine Love-Intelligence for healing and harmony. This can be done
for oneself and for others. Request it. Say, “I request
healing and harmony.” This is a key to how it all works. The
usual reason why people are not in healing and harmony is because
they are not fully requesting it and, instead, closing off to the
divine help. Yet the very Source of healing and harmony is from the
Divine inner dimension. As a self, we need to participate in this
divine healing work, we need to request it and we certainly need to
be in agreement with it. But our healing and harmony cannot succeed
without the Divine, for the Divine is the higher power that brings
it into actuality.
Healing and Harmony is available for everyone. As this enters
into ourselves, as we manifest and reflect Divine Healing And
Harmony, this is part of Divine Purpose and Spiritual Evolution. In
other words, this world of life is in a purposeful evolutionary
process of becoming finer expressions of Divine Healing and Harmony.
Therefore, healing and harmony in ourselves is an important part of
the whole Divine Purpose. Healing, health and harmony are not simply
little wishes of the personality. Rather, these are essential
spiritual Qualities needing to manifest in life. Heath, healing and
harmony are spiritual needs; not merely physical. It’s an
actual necessity of the Divine Purpose. So, when we ask for healing
and harmony, the Divine Love-Intelligence is ready to facilitate and
organize the energies necessary for healing and harmony. It’s
not like one has to beg or plead for healing and harmony, because
the Divine Intention is already in favor of healing and harmony.
This divine work just needs to come into ourselves, and into the
world in general. Remember that God loves us, or that the Divine
loves us, for we are the divine children; or realize that the Divine
is love and is intelligence, which is seeking
manifestation and expression. We are the bodies of the Divine; this
is the world of the Divine. Yet this world and these bodies are in
process of becoming more and more harmonious and more fully perfect
in expressing the inherent possible divine qualities.
body is health, also purification and easy elimination of toxins.
Let negativity and dark areas be transformed by Divine Light and be
washed out of our energy field. Visualization with conscious breath
can be used to facilitate this, as well as receiving the Light and
help from the Divine. Let the Divine Light move through all areas of
the body, filling all areas in the body with Light, which cleanses
and purifies all areas. This Light also brings harmony in the body.
Feel the vibration of harmony throughout the whole body. For when
the Divine Light fills the whole body, there is unity. There is now
One Light vibrating, making one harmonious vibration in the whole
body. So this One Light brings unity and harmony in the whole body.
It brings accord, consonance, and coherence. And thus there is
healing and health, because the whole body is functioning
harmoniously. Every part of the body and every area of the body is
in harmony with the whole need for physical health. All parts and
areas of the body are now working harmoniously together for the good
of the whole and the needs of the whole. And those previous
disharmonies, discords, and harmful toxins are either transformed or
eliminated from the body, so that now there is only one unity and
harmony of purpose in this body. This is harmony and health.
proceed to work with the emotional body, or emotional field. And
then proceed to work with the mental field of thought energy.
practice is to observe one’s body in a non-identified manner.
That is, consider and sense this physical body as though it were any
person’s body, not necessarily “my body.” Next,
feel a caring and love for this body, just as though you were caring
for anyone’s body. This is a way to help bring love and
healing to your own body. The reason this is sometimes useful is
because one may have a tendency to not love one’s own body, or
a tendency to not see one’s own body as needing as much love
and care as any other human body. For instance, some people actually
work with caring for others or healing others; and yet they may tend
to not give their own physical body the same needed care, love and
healing. So in working with Healing Light, it is sometimes useful to
mentally observe one’s own body from a non-identified, outside
encounter hardships or suffering, we may not know for certain its
causes or reasons, but we do know that we can respond with our
highest love and goodness. This is the divine love and goodness
expressing through us, to the degree that we can channel it; but it
is easiest to think of this love and goodness our own – or as
our highest potential we are able to bring forth. Also, it is our
responsibility to live at our highest truth, our truest self, and
respond to life with love and goodness – the true qualities
should be careful to not confuse meanings about love. To respond
with love to suffering or hardship does not mean that one loves the
suffering. If people are dying of a plaque, we do not have to love
the plaque or the suffering. However, we can respond with love to
the suffering and do whatever we can to relieve that suffering,
which might be only sending healing prayers and good thoughts if
that’s all we can do. If we encounter someone polluting a
river or harming animals, we do not have to love their actions or
the suffering they cause. However, we can respond to the person and
situation with love, which includes caring about the person causing
the harm, and this may include healing prayers and good thoughts for
their future. We do not have to love what they do and in fact it is
quite normal to hate the way they behave, but we can still love
them, bless them, and help to heal them.
often a confusion about this. Some new spiritual teachers suggest
that we should be unconditionally loving everything, no matter what
it is. But this can be confusing. It makes no distinction between
good and bad. In fact, this kind of philosophy often denies that
anything in this world can be bad. Yet throughout history, people
have been harming others and the planet. There is nothing good about
this harm, so one need not love actions that are harmful or cause to
suffering. One need not love the suffering either.
always love the behavior and actions of people, but we can still
love person. We still love their divine humanness, the divine child
within them. To test this, think of someone highly despicable, like
your least favorite politician or a person who harmed you. Can you
love the person underneath their behavior? Can we imagine loving
Hitler, but despise his behavior and actions? This would be the real
test. Maybe we have to forgive that person first, because
forgiveness is an opening door to love. So as we might try this out
on the really tough cases, we will find that it is rather difficult
to love such people – because of what they have done to us or
others. But remember that we are not trying to love the actions, nor
the outcomes; rather, we are only working on loving the divine
person underneath all of this and covered up pretty well by egotism,
emotional or mental problems. In fact, we might treat these people
as being sick in some psychological way. So we can love them as we
might love or care about any human being who is ill. So in this way
we could love the murderer, as we would love a sick person, yet not
love their behavior. And just as a parent might reprimand a child
for painting the house cat, the child is still loved in heart. In
one sense, we can realize that everyone is in process towards an
evolved human being with divine qualities of goodness, love and true
wisdom. But few are even close to being there yet. We are in
process, or a work in progress, like a piece of art sculpture. So we
are not going to find many absolutely perfect people out in the
world. Few are going to live fully up to a spiritual ideal of
someone absolutely loving, good, and wise – with no egotism or
self-serving motivations. So we might as well accept this, and
accept others as being somewhat imperfect or as a work-in-progress,
and so love them nonetheless, though not necessarily loving or
agreeing with their decisions or actions. It is hard for everyone to
agree and get along, but hopefully all of humanity is moving towards
a holistic cooperation and caring about each other.
activity we can do, as an act of love for all people and the planet,
is to send out love and healing, and pray for the best.
is important for healing work. We include here any service work
that involves bringing more light, love, peace, balance and healing
to ourselves or to others. All healing or meditational service work
necessarily involves an invocationary aspect. Invocation is a form
of requesting, or asking. We have to ask before we can receive. We
have to want healing, whether for ourselves or others, and we also
have to be open and trusting for it to happen. But this requesting
does not have to be groveling. One simply needs to make the request;
then depending on the clarity of this request and our faith upon its
action, there is an evocation of healing from the divine or higher
dimensions in correspondence to our invocation. The answer or
response to our request is immediate, though dependent upon the
clarity and faith. Clarity in the request insures its right
direction, and faith insures its flow. If there is right direction
and free flow, then healing energies can enter and work in our
world. So by this understanding, the healing or light energies from
the divine dimension enter into manifestation almost automatically
in direct response to our most sincere and clear requests
accompanied by faith. This can be known as the science of prayer and
invocation. This is a different model from the one that pictures God
sitting somewhere deciding whether to help us or not. In contrast to
this model of divine whim, the divine evocation is spontaneously
forthcoming, only depending on our thoughts, requests, and level of
faith. For some students of the arcane, this seemed to imply that
man is in charge and superior to the divine realm, but this is not
so. It is only because the Divine is so naturally loving,
compassionate and generous, that the manifestation of healing and
enlightenment is really dependent on us. That is, since the Divine
is ever-giving or ever-ready to be healing, the only possible
obstacle then is the receiver. Thus we, the receiver, must do
something to offset the obstacle. So the healing flow depends on us,
because it is blocked (in this present) until we request it to come
forth, with clarity and trust. Until we request it, want it, ask for
it, and trust in its giving; the healing flow is unable to come
through. This is because the Flow requires both active and receptive
roles. The Divine is ever-ready to be active. It is ready-active.
But the receptive role is not so consistent. We are not so
consistent. And thus, the relation depends on the receptive.
request and openness, let yourself be filled with life, love, bliss
and healing. Ask for what you need. We all need life energy, love,
and healing. Request and receive. God loves you. You can have all of
this. You can also receive bliss and joy. God wants this. So it
depends if you want it, request it and are open to receive it.
One of the
most basic yet powerful forms of service in the world is the
love-healing meditation. It could also be called a form of
prayer; for this is an example of meditation and prayer being really
the same, or it could also be called a healing work. The
love-healing meditation is to hold everyone and the world in one’s
love. Include everyone and everything in the world. Everyone is
loved, and everyone is included. This awakens love in the world.
After working with love, then work with light.
into the Divine Light yourself. Either find this Light within, or
allow it to descend from above. This takes practice and meditation,
but even more so it takes patience and trust. Then, once you are
fully immersed in Light, bring everyone else into the Light, which
is a matter of inclusion. Hold everyone and everything in the Light.
That is, see everyone being in the light. Or, see everyone being
immersed in the Light and blessed by the Light. This is the light of
spiritual awakening, the light of realization, the light which knows
its true self.
awakening and the resulting wisdom, will transform the world,
because the people will be transformed by a true knowing of their
spiritual nature. Light awakens us to real Truth, and light heals.
Light heals the body and mind, because it purifies and also brings
intelligence. Light has these two fundamental properties that bring
purification and intelligence, which heal the body and mind. So
bringing Light into the world is very important. And every time we
include and hold people in the Light, this Light en-folds more in
the world. It comes from potential into manifestation.
helps divine blessings and goodness spring forth in our lives. Faith
is one of the more powerful influences to bring good qualities and
good circumstances into our lives. This is because of the cosmic law
of attraction. The law of attraction tells us that our beliefs and
emotions will attract outer circumstances in accordance with how we
think and feel. That is, our inner reality of thoughts, beliefs and
emotions have a corresponding influence upon our external world. So
in many respects, how we view the world influences how the world
will become. Mind affects matter, outer energies and circumstances.
If we consider and study this, we will find its truth. However, this
law of attraction does not necessarily mean that outer circumstances
will immediately change as our thought changes. In dreams this is
true, but in manifest life the inner-to-outer (or mind-to-world)
cause-effect takes some amount of time. As well, the mind-to-world
law of attraction is just an influence upon energies and
circumstances; it is not the only compelling influence nor the only
natural law at work. Some new-thought teachings absolutize this
mind-to-world affect and suggest that anyone could walk through
walls or become the richest person in the world if only they just
believed this to be. But there are also physical laws we must deal
with, and also we need to take into consideration the choices and
influential energies of others as well as our own selves. So,
without making the law of attraction into an unrealistic and
absolutist promise of success for everyone, we still need to respect
this law of attraction and we would be wise to intentionally work
need to consider the attractive and influential power of positive
beliefs and faith. Faith, and positive belief in goodness coming our
way, will attract those positive energies and circumstances that we
believe in. Positive energies and circumstances can come from the
natural world or from other people, yet ultimately we can view all
good as coming from the Divine Beneficence. So in relation to
positive divine energies and influences, the law of attraction is
still at work. That is, we attract energies and circumstances from
the divine reservoir of potential, according to our thoughts and
beliefs. Positive attracts positive , and negative attracts
negative. Now it is true that the Divine Beneficence (the Divine
Power of Love-Wisdom) is always ready to bring forth love and
goodness into our world (including of course ourselves). But this
divine flow, as it were, is either positively influenced or
negatively influenced; it is either encouraged or impeded. Positive
beliefs, optimism, and faith will open the channels for positive
energies and divine blessings to flow our way; yet negative beliefs,
fear and pessimism will clog up and impede these channels. In a
sense, with positive thought, faith and optimistic confidence we can
ride the incoming waves of positive energies and beneficence, or
else we can wreck those divine waves with our own negative
influential thought waves – which end up crashing into the
good waves and thus creating disharmony and negative experience. So
our positive beliefs help the divine flow of goodness by being in
harmony and accordance with it; while negative and pessimistic
thoughts hinder and wreck the potential waves of beneficence and the
possibility of divine goodness streaming into our lives.
obstructs and holds back the goodness are negative beliefs,
pessimism and fear. Envision what is possible. Then see what
obstructs this. Of course there will be some obstructing outer
circumstances, but these can be viewed as challenges to overcome,
rather than insurmountable problems. But what we most easily work on
are the obstructions coming from our own mind – that is, our
negative beliefs, self-doubts, pessimistic worry, and ultimately our
fear. This is a fear that things won’t really work out the way
we hope, or it might be a fear of failure, or it might be a fear of
what others will think of us, or it might be a fear of loss. Often,
fear is a “I can’t do that”, or “I’m
not good enough” or “I’m not smart or clever
enough”. In other words, fear is often a self-doubting. There
are probably other kinds of fear as well. But whatever kind of fear,
we need to look inside directly at this fear, to consider whether it
has real facts to support it. Because fear is like a conclusion we
make about life or about our self. And this conclusion is usually
voiced as either “I can’t” or “it won’t”.
Fear makes a conclusion and tells us “I can’t do that”
or “it won’t happen right”. But ask if such a
conclusion is rationally valid by being based on real facts. Or are
we jumping to a conclusion, a false conclusion? And if there is a
possibility of success, then why are we focusing on what might go
wrong, or doubting our own inner potentials and capabilities? So
eliminate fears by seeing them as unreasonable conclusions. Then,
open up to possibility.
there are always greater possibilities within us and greater
possibilities for success in the world. Are there not greater
possibilities in every single moment? Well, how are these
possibilities going to emerge into manifestation, from possibility
to actuality, if we immediately close ourselves off from such
possibilities with negative, doubtful, pessimistic, fearful,
obstructive thinking and belief?
though, we need to distinguish unreasonable fear, impractical fear,
pessimistic fear, and neurotic worry-fear from practical caution and
vigilance against harm, regarding the realities of life.
Fearlessness could turn into foolishness; however, we don’t
want to hold this precaution as an excuse for unreasonable fears. So
we need to really look honestly and intelligently to make
distinction between what are reasonable fears and practical cautions
from what are unreasonable, unnecessary fears. Look closely at
fears, and if they are found to be unreasonable or based on
unsupported facts, then let them go by the light of reason.
like barriers, like walls. They hold us back from venturing into
challenges. Fears fight against self-confidence, and thus, hold us
back from possible success. Fears, leading to a lack of
self-confidence, also hold us back from being of service, helping
and healing others. Fears also hold us back from opening to other
people and loving them. So it may be time to drop these fears.
Dropping fears is like dropping barriers. Drop the fears which hold
us back from love, goodness, success, and service to the world.
Also, we can
eliminate unreasonable and unnecessary fear by the Light of faith,
whereby this Light of faith dissolves fear, in the same way as Light
dissolves illusion. This can be worked as an actual practice, called
the transformation of fear by the Light of Faith. First recognize
fear in oneself. Don’t invent it, but just see what fear there
is, if there is any. Then, once we have recognized a fear, then hold
it in awareness, without letting it run back to hide in the
subconscious. And of course, hold the fear in awareness with love,
because this fear is like a scared child, so it needs a lot of love.
We need not agree to the fear, but we can still hold it in love.
Then, open up to Light descending down from above the mind. This is
Light from Heaven, the Divine Light, the Healing Light. It is also
the Light of faith. Let in this Light of Faith. Open to this Light
of Faith, which comes from above. It comes from above the head,
above mind, through the crown chakra. It comes from the Light of
Heaven, the Light of Knowing, the Light of God. And this Light
brings faith. It brings a very real energy into our mind and heart,
an energy of Light and faith, which dissolves fear. It heals us of
this pain of fear, and brings us into positive faith.
Work in healing:
the Metaphysical Law of manifestation. First open to the Divine
Mother healing. Then be in the right mind – the right belief
of faith in Mother’s Love. Affirm this faith and fix the mind
of its trouble-making doubts and worries. Affirm in faith this
truth: my body is healing now, or Mother-Love is healing me right
now. If the mind doubts this, then it needs to be healed of its
false understanding by affirming the truth known by faith. All
doubts, or false understandings of the mind, need to be cleared in
this way by affirming the truth known by faith in the Mother-God.
nothing more mysterious than the meaning of suffering. On one hand,
we have teachings about how to avoid suffering and how to achieve
happiness and prosperity in life. While on the other hand, some
teachings suggest that suffering is noble and good for soulful
character building. So on one hand, there are ideas about how to
solve problems of suffering, while on the other hand there are ideas
about the spirituality of suffering. Nothing is more confusing than
this. But even more so, suffering has a dramatic emotional and
physical impact and is a reality that seems certainly tragic in many
consider suffering by first distinguishing between useful suffering
and wasteful suffering. Previous teachings called these necessary
and unnecessary sufferings. In making this distinction we are also
implying, rightly so, that some sufferings are useful and some are
wasteful. Now, let us back up and consider our own self. Do we want
to suffer? Is this something to aim for, wish for, or pray for? It
would seem odd to do so, almost abnormal. So it is quite natural to
hope for non-suffering, or actually to hope for enjoyment. This is
both natural and spiritual. Yet at the same time, we will have to
admit that suffering can lead to learning experiences and build
character in us; though maybe the usefulness of this suffering is
the challenge of overcoming it or learning to deal with it, rather
than simply the suffering itself. So if the suffering leads
naturally to learning experiences or to greater soul character, by
way of the challenge of it, then it is useful.
suffering might be part of our learning process, in the sense that
we often make some mistakes along a learning curve. This kind of
suffering is, on the one hand, a mistake or wrong turn, yet on the
other hand, it is a useful signal to redirect our thoughts and
actions in a new way, such the suffering is like a useful message.
It might even help us wake up from some habit that is going the
wrong way and encourage us to discover a new way. It’s like
getting off track, and when we suffer enough from the bush thorns of
this mistaken path, we wake up to the need for changing course and
gain a will to change direction and look for a better path. We might
also learn humility and ask more for help, especially higher help
from Angels or from God.
instances of suffering might sometimes be part of a spiritual
emergence in ourselves. This suffering is friction between the new
emergence and the old material. This is the friction of change. It’s
also like the friction occurring as a seed newly sprouts and
struggles through the soil, until reaching freedom into the air and
of useful suffering is when suffering is necessary or unavoidable
along a path to higher service, or as a means towards fulfilling
higher purposes. This is when there is something we have to do, in
order to serve the Greater Good or to fulfill a Higher Purpose, and
personal suffering is an unavoidable part of doing this. If this is
the case, then we will have to accept suffering, rather than seek to
avoid it, in order to fulfill a Greater Work and Service. For to
avoid suffering, or to choose personal pleasure over personal
suffering, would be to fail in the Greater Work.
is also true that, during these unavoidable times of personal
suffering it is possible to suffer not, because suffering is
essentially subjective. It is essentially emotional or mental; that
is, it is how we experience. Buddha taught that we do not need to
suffer; that suffering can be eliminated. But he didn’t mean
pain. It is how we experience, not so much what we experience.
Buddha taught a Way to transcend suffering, by way of an enlightened
mental attitude, rather than a way to avoid unpleasant circumstances
of life. Buddha did not teach people how to avoid life. Real
Buddhist monasteries were originally meant to be preparatory
situations for achieving enlightenment or transcendence, so that
they could then go out to teach and give to life.
painfully crucified on a cross. The body would have reacted; let us
speculate that he felt physical pain. Many people experience intense
physical pain. But did Jesus actually suffer? One set of Christians
believe that he did of course suffer in all that; he suffered and
died on the cross. But other Christians believe that he overcame or
transcended the suffering; afterall, this is not just an ordinary
person. If Jesus could walk on water, then surely he can walk on top
of suffering. In fact, in a forgotten gospel Jesus says that those
who know how to suffer, suffer not. The suffering disappears when we
know how to suffer. This is not an active avoidance of potentially
sufferable situations; rather, it is suggesting there is a way to
non-suffer through sufferable conditions. The way is to accept the
suffering. Or surrender to it. This is what Jesus did. He accepted
the suffering as being useful for a Higher Purpose, so he
surrendered to it, rather than seeking to avoid it or regretting it.
And thus, he came to state of non-suffering. He transcended
identification with his body and transcended all rejection of
suffering. Then once he accepted this situation and its useful
necessity towards the Greater Good, he resurrected. He passed
through a higher kind of initiation. He was already intent to serve
life and was already working on plans for Greater Good, but now he
passed through the next challenge, to accept and transcend the
impending suffering involved in doing so.
So maybe we
can see that suffering can be useful at times, or it could be even
necessary, for a higher purpose. A spiritual devotee is willing to
enter into challenging situations and not simply seek to avoid all
personal discomfort as would the usual ego-self. Some kinds of
suffering might also be necessary or unavoidable in our learning
process. However, since suffering is ultimately a subjective
experience, it could be transcended and thus disappear, if the right
mental attitude is maintained -- which is acceptance but with
about wasteful and unnecessary suffering? Not all suffering is
useful or spiritually purposeful. This is the kind of suffering that
we should be avoiding and also helping to eliminate in the world. Ye
need not suffer, the teachings say. First of all, people might learn
how to transcend any suffering by a subjective change in their mind.
But we cannot then just leave it at that. For there are very real,
objective situations in the world that regularly produced suffering.
We need to see and solve these outer conditions that bring suffering
to so many people and animals as well, because these are unnecessary
and wasteful sufferings. This then becomes the purposeful work of
compassionate and life-serving people. We cannot just leave this up
to God, nor just leave it up to those people to solve themselves.
They need our help and are asking for our help.
view is to simply see it all as God’s Will or to simply say
that it’s all divine. This is too often viewed as a spiritual
realization, but it is ignorance clothed in new age robes. Most
suffering does not have any divine purpose nor of a Divine Will.
Rather, the Divine Purpose and Higher Will is to be working for its
elimination and helping others crying out in need, and to also help
eliminate injustices and violence. And it is certainly contradictory
to attempt solving evils and injustices by acts of violence, since
any violence against others is an act of injustice against their
human rights. There is a great absurdity in trying to bring about
unity and peace through means of violence or war.
problem from the past, which has not yet been resolved or
transformed, is here with us. Energies from the past, including
emotions and thought-forms from everyone in the past, are still here
(they never went anywhere else), unless they have been resolved or
transformed. This is one of the meanings of karma and reincarnation.
Reincarnation is the continuation of past lives, which are living
energies carried on from the past, and most of these energies are
emotions and thought-forms. Emotions mostly include desires and
reactive patterns such as fear, envy, selfishness and anger.
Thought-forms are mostly beliefs, ideas, and ideals.
continuation of these energy-forms from the past is somewhat of a
good thing and somewhat not. Good energy-forms carried on are like
good karma; while worn-out, immature or problem energy-forms are
like bad karma. Upon the heals of good karma energies, we can sail
onward in a higher evolution. But upon the heals of problematic
karma energies, we either have to transform these energies or be
dragged down by them. The spiritual work with good karma energies is
to assimilate these into one’s present understanding and life,
and then move onward into the next creative step. While the
spiritual work with problematic karma energies is to resolve, clear
or transform them into good energies.
This is the
basis of healing work. Most people who have illness or problems are
really suffering from a continuation of past problematic energies –
in other words, the problems of their ancestors and past lives.
Thus, much of healing has to involve clearing, resolution, and
transformation. From a personal perspective, there is often a need
to let go of this past stuff or to forgive the past stuff. Letting
go and forgiveness are important keys to resolution and
transformation of energies.
radiance comes from our soul. So from the soul give love and light
radiance. From the soul give healing and blessing.
soul give all parts of oneself love and healing. Give healing to all
inter-penetrating bodies of oneself.
give love and healing to all people and all the world.
SEE that the
world is immersed in Light and Love, and with spiritual will at
power of thought and belief.
emotionally disattached. Yet spiritually passionate.
self is just consciousness;
Ego is a
thought about myself in relation some desire or goal.