Theory of Healing
In the history of the mankind, over thousands of years, progress of civilization, was based on Education. Our ancient Masters and Rishis, who had discovered and had known this secret that Education is principally of two (2) kinds. The first is scriptural or from text or based on concepts, which the Masters had decided to be of inferior type. As we notice today, our Education is based primarily on texts or content of a book or a curriculum or syllabi. The other education was of Supreme Nature, which is called Experiential Learning and dependent on experiencing and making it permanent.
Nobody likes to suffer, either physically, or financially or spiritually or emotionally. It is a dream of everyone, to have perfect relationship, have a happy home, happy work place and have so much of material and money that there is abundance and no shortage of anything. This is a dream of the whole world. Is there a way for us to achieve a status of no suffering? When you attain a status of truly learned (enlightened) through the Experiential Education, you learn how to heal everyone through affirmations. This power of India has been forgotten. However, this power is within the reach of everyone, who wishes to make a change and chose to do so. You have to make a choice.
In this journey of education, the ancient Masters and Rishis found that in conceptual learning, healing of human beings, animals and plants physically or improving in financial conditions with planning and strategies, or healing an emotionally disturbed person with love, kindness and counseling, could be done; but of temporary nature. When, however, you approach the healing of a person, a situation or a financial condition, through Experiential Learning, a miracle happens. God himself as the Heavenly father, mother and our friend takes charge and blesses us with whatever we want. After all, we are his children.
Why Affirmations Work
Man’s word is Spirit in man. Spoken words are sounds occasioned by the vibrations of thoughts; thoughts are vibrations sent forth by the ego or by the soul. Every word you utter should be potent with soul vibration. A man’s words are lifeless if he fails to impregnate them with spiritual force. Talkativeness, exaggeration, or falsehood makes your words as ineffective as paper bullets shot from a toy gun. The speech and prayers of talkative or incorrect persons, who talk for the heck of it, meaninglessly, are unlikely to produce beneficial changes in the order of things. Man’s words should represent not only truth but also his definite understanding and realization. Speech without soul force, without truth and faith from within, is like husks without corn.
Spiritual Power in Man’s Word
Words saturated with sincerity, conviction, faith and intuition are like highly explosive vibration bombs, which, when set off, shatter the rocks of difficulties and create the change desired. Avoid speaking unpleasant words, even if true. Sincere words or affirmations repeated understandingly, feelingly and willingly are sure to move the Omnipresent Cosmic Vibratory Force to render aid in your difficulty. Appeal to that Power with infinite confidence, casting out all doubt; otherwise the arrow of your attention will be deflected from its mark. After you have sown in the soil of Cosmic Consciousness your vibratory prayer-seed, do not pluck it out frequently to see whether or not it has germinated. Give the divine forces a chance to work uninterruptedly.
The God-Given Power of Man
Nothing is greater than Cosmic Consciousness, or God. His power far surpasses that of the human mind. Seek His aid alone. But this counsel does not mean that you should make yourself passive, inert, or credulous; or that you should minimize the power of your own mind. The Lord helps those who help themselves. He gave you will power, concentration, faith, reason and common sense to use when trying to rid yourself or bodily and mental afflictions; you should employ all those powers while simultaneously appealing to Him.
As you utter prayers or affirmations, always believe that you are using your own but God-given powers to heal yourself or others. Ask His aid; but realize that you yourself, as His beloved child, are employing His gifts of will, emotion and reason to solve all difficult problems of life. A balance should be struck between the medieval idea of wholly depending on God and the modern way of sole reliance on the ego.
Use of Will, Feeling and Reason
As one uses different affirmations, his attitude of mind should change; for example, will affirmations should be accompanied by strong determination; feeling affirmations by devotion; reason affirmations by clear understanding. When healing others, select an affirmation that is suitable to the conative, imaginative, emotional, or thoughtful temperament of your patient. In all affirmations intensity of attention comes first, but continuity and repetition mean a great deal, too. Impregnate your affirmations with devotion, will and faith, intensely and repeatedly, unmindful of the results, which will come naturally as the fruit of your labours.
During the physical curing process, the attention should not be on the disease, lest one’s faith be dampened, but on the infinite powers of the mind During mental overcoming of fear, anger, bad habits and so on, one’s concentration should be on the opposite quality; that is, the cure for fear is the consciousness of bravery; for anger, peace; for weakness, strength; for sickness, health.
Mental Responsibility for Chronic Diseases
While attempting healing, one often concentrates more on the gripping power of the disease than on the possibility of cure, thus permitting the illness to be a mental as well as a physical habit. This is especially true in most cases of nervousness. Each thought of depression or happiness, irritability or calmness, cuts subtle grooves in the brain cells and strengthens the tendencies toward sickness or well-being.
The subconscious idea-habit of disease or health exerts a strong influence. Stubborn mental or physical diseases always have a deep root in the subconsciousness. Illness may be cured by pulling out its hidden roots. That is why all affirmations of the conscious mind should be impressive enough to permeate the subconsciousness, which in turn automatically influences the conscious mind. Strong conscious affirmations thus react on the mind and body through the medium of the subconsciousness. Still strong affirmations reach not only the subconscious but also the superconscious mind – the magic storehouse of miraculous powers.
Declarations of Truth should be practised willingly, freely, intelligently and devotionally. One’s attention should not be allowed to lag. Straying attention should be brought back again and again like a truant child and repeatedly and patiently trained to perform its given task.
Attention and Faith Are Necessary
All affirmations, in order to reach the superconsciousness, must be free from uncertainties and doubts. Attention and faith are lights that lead even imperfectly understood affirmations to the subconscious and superconscious minds.
Patience and attentive, intelligent repetition are wonder-workers. Affirmations for curing chronic mental or bodily afflictions should be repeated often, deeply and continuously (utterly ignoring unchanged or contrary conditions, if any), until they become part of one’s profound intuitional convictions. It is better to die, if death has to come, with the conviction of perfect health than with the thought that a mental or physical ailment is incurable.
Though death may be the necessary end of the body according to present human knowledge, still its “destined hour” may be changed by the power of the soul. Through this experiential knowledge, you have the power to win over death and become immortal. May the Divine lead us from unreal to real, darkness to light and death to immortality. If our ancient Masters could do it, you and I, have the power, given by God, to do it too.
When we live with truth and purity, God himself would fulfill our prayers and heal anyone, for who we pray for. We are his children, why won’t he listen to us? It is that we forget to call him and take his help.