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Spirituality and Spiritual Healing

Andrina Smylie - Friday, August 25, 2017

Spirituality and Spiritual Healing

Spirituality is something that’s often misunderstood with religion or sometimes cults. In fact, when you mention spirituality, most people confuse it with religion, but they are not the same thing. Though all religion emphasizes spirituality, you can be spiritual without being a member of any religion. Spirituality is a practice that extends beyond the expression of religion to a deeper relationship between man and something greater beyond understanding. Spirituality is basically the pursuit of something that not only inspires but creates a kind of harmony with the universe. 

But whichever definition you want to give it, spirituality is a practice that has been practised in the Far East for years, and there have numerous stories about healing miracles that people have received. The practice is best known got healing in what popularly referred to as the spiritual healing. 

What is Spiritual Healing?

Spiritual healing can simply be defined as a treatment given by a spiritual healer to a sick person by energy transfer or transmission. The treatment aims at balancing the body, spirit, mind and the spirit to get well. There are numerous testimonies healed serious health conditions from depression, weak immune system to low blood pressure amongst many other conditions. But it’s important to attend spiritual workshops to get the best out it and do it like a pro. To understand this topic better, we are going to focus on two main components; the types and benefits of spiritual healing.

Types of Spiritual Healing

As a way of healing various medical conditions, the practice has developed into numerous types to address different needs. Here is some of the main type of spiritual healing:

  • Yoga

Yoga is the most commonly used type of spiritual healing.  Most people know it as a form of physical fitness program, but there are numerous health benefits associated with it as spiritual healing. It is a broader approach that involves meditation and body positions that relax your mind and frees the flow of energy within you. More to that, Yoga helps in controlling the breathing, and it’s mostly used to cure various breathing complications. The best thing about this type of spiritual healing is that you can do it without the need of a spiritual healer, but you need to attend yoga workshops and learn how to do it.

  • Reiki

This is one of the types that a spiritual healer uses on a patient. With Reiki treatment, the spiritual healer uses his/her hands to transmit healing energy to the a person. The technique mostly emphasizes on the affected part of the body to enhance the healing process. But there is another form of Reiki known as the remote or Dancing Healing Reiki that does not require the spiritual healer‘s presence.

Reiki an Meditation

  • Angel Healing

This is a common type though many people may never realize that they are doing it. It is a type of healing that involves spiritual healers summoning the angels to heal an illness. Although it may not be associated with religions such as Christian, it’s almost the same as praying for healing.

  • Meditation

We can simply define meditation as the calming of the mind to achieve deep inner peace. It works great for the people who are struggling with confusing thoughts, negative self-talk or conflicting ideas. This is something that you can do yourself, but you need a spiritual healer to teach how. It’s a great healing method for stress and depression.

  • Acoustic Healing

As the name suggests, this is a form of healing that makes use of sound for healing. It may take the form of spiritual singing, humming, pitches, vibrations, rhythmic drumming, chanting and tapping among many other forms.

Benefits of Spiritual Healing

First, it’s important to put it clear that spiritual healing does not conflict with conventional healing, but they complement each other. Numerous health benefits associated with this practice but here are some of the obvious and common ones:

  • The body organs are re-energized. The clearing up of the energy pathways in organs such as kidneys enables them to work better.
  • Removal of toxins and poisonous elements from your body
  • Emotional relief
  • Relief from other conditions such as insomnia
  • Better blood circulation
  • Stress reduction
  • No use of chemicals thus making it safe for human

Reference:

http://www.allaboutspirituality.org/spirituality
http://www.tanahoy.com/psychic-healing/spiritual-healing-benefit-life/
https://verilymag.com/2015/12/health-benefits-spirituality-meditation-healing

What Is Emotional Healing and Major Tips To Achieve It

Andrina Smylie - Friday, August 25, 2017

Emotional Healing

Emotional pain or distress is something that we have all experienced in varying degrees.  It is described as an unpleasant feeling of psychological origin. It is simply the mental pain caused by horrible experiences in life, and it’s extremely difficult to treat. In most cases, the patient withdraws in shame or to avoid ridicule, and this is what makes it extremely difficult to deal with. It is complicated to diagnose the problem since the symptoms (such as anxiety, unwanted compulsion, frustrations, agitated moods or sadness amongst others) do not necessarily tell the real cause of the pain.  

How to Achieve Emotional Healing

Emotional healing is the best way of dealing psychological pain. It is a practice that allows you to heal mental pains and emotional wounds without medication. With emotional healing, the patient can rediscover themselves and start living a better life. It’s not an easy practice, and it works best if you attend workshops or online platform such as YouTube and learn more about it. Although emotional healing is no easy and quick, there are things that you can do to get the best of it. Here are tips for emotional healing:

  • Be Yourself

This is the first step towards healing emotional pains and wounds. You must be yourself. This means that you have to define things about yourself such as: what you want, your values, what are your boundaries (and set them right), what are your own beliefs and opinions, clothes that you like to wear and also the kind of food that you eat. These are just a few of things that you need to define and make sure they are those things that provide you with positive energy.  

  • Invent Yourself

This is another important thing that you need to consider seriously. Mental or psychological illness can easily take away the real you, and before you know it, you can’t understand yourself. Inventing yourself is an important part of healing these wounds. You need to remember and take time back when you were mentally healthy and rediscover what you really wanted in life. What were you? What was the force driving? What changed? There are many other things that can turn around your life.

  • Love and Be Loved

Love is the thing we need most from those around us. Most psychological illnesses escalate as a result of rejection from community and people close to us. But it’s also important to mention that love is a two-way street.. you need to give for you to receive. You cannot expect to be loved if you don’t show love to the people around you. You need to start by showing love to the people that could have done you wrong for you to receive the same love. This helps to heal quickly as you build on your positive energy.

Healing Emotionally

  • Get a Grip On Your Mind

You need to check your state of mind seriously to get the best of this practice. Otherwise, you might not get to heal yourself no matter how long you live. You need to control what you think as this will impact your mental health. Ensure that you are churning away any thoughts that would add more injury to your psychological health. Block anything that would deteriorate the condition and entertain any thought that would raise your spirit. 

  • Forget the Past

Our mental health deteriorates with time particularly if the past remains with us. Mental healing is about forgetting the past that hurts and to open a new page of life that’s full of positive energy. Although forgetting is not easy, this practice greatly depends on the ability of the patient to forget and forgive. Leave the past behind and let any feeling associated with it go away.

  • Give Your Life a Meaning

This is a powerful tip that will help you find a purpose for living. You should give your life a meaning if you want to enhance your healing process. What would give your life importance? If you have a family, let it give your life meaning. Identify anything you care about, find meaning in it.

Reference:

https://www.gotquestions.org/emotional-healing.html
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/rethinking-psychology/201309/10-tips-emotional-healing https://doingyourwork.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/what-is-emotional-healing-part-1/

Everything You Need To Know About Meditation

Andrina Smylie - Friday, August 25, 2017


Meditation is a practice that has been found to have numerous health benefits to the doer. In fact, the number of the people who are turning to this practice in the recent years has increased tremendously due to these benefits. Meditation mostly works in improving mental health but can also be used to the physical health too. The majority of people turning to meditation are mostly pursuing emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being. What makes more people meditate are the numerous testimonies of those who have benefited from it, particularly in treating their mental conditions. But what is meditation?

The term meditation is simply defined as the awareness of inner silence. It is a practice that originated in the East and has been practised for centuries. Although it was closely associated with spirituality, the practise is also believed to have numerous health benefits some of which have been proven scientifically. In the recent years, it has spread to the most parts of the world mostly due to its incredible mental health benefits. It’s a powerful technique that allows your mind to become calm and peaceful effortlessly.  It is very common but it is typically a technique that requires training or attending meditation workshops to get the best out of it and become quite successful: 

Types of Meditation

There are different types of meditation, but a practitioner's ultimate goal determines the choice. Whether you are looking for spirituality, physical healing or mental healing, you have to seek out the right type of meditation that can help to achieve this. It’s also important to note that you need an expert to teach you how to meditate. Here are some of the common types of meditation:

  • Transcendental Meditation

This is one of the most popular types of meditation and the most scientifically studied. Transcendental meditation is mostly used to achieve the state of enlightenment and experiencing the inner calmness. Apart from being easy to learn and practice, it’s also very effective in achieving mental health and spiritual healing. But to get the best out of this meditation, expert guidance is recommended.

  • Heart Rhythm Meditation (HRM)

This is another popular meditation that’s practised by millions all over the world. It is one of the most efficient downward meditations since it focuses energy on developing the application of consciousness. HRM concentrate on the heart, with an emphasis on breathing with the purposes of experiencing mystics’ mantra. What makes the meditation popular is that the observer experiences spiritual, physical and emotional benefits.

HRM and Kundalini Meditations

  • Kundalini

This is an upward form of meditation that focuses mainly on the rising stream of energy. It originates from the Hindu and Buddhist teaching, and it’s best known for its healing benefits. For those who can access the dormant energy by controlling their breathing, the experience is incredible if not magical.

  • Guided Visualization

It’s one of the newer techniques that can be used for personal development, stress relief and spiritual healing. This type of meditation is inspired by Buddha and strongly built on “what you think you become” perception. This meditation works on the imagination where the practitioner focuses on relaxing, and positive experience and the body respond to this by producing chemicals that help the mind to generate a positive feeling.

  • Mindfulness

This is the last but not the least of the common meditation. Mindfulness meditation comes from the Buddhist tradition. It comes from the term sati which translates to mindfulness and breathing life into the practice. This meditation is done by sitting with closed eyes, the back straight, closed legs, and attention placed on breathing. It’s a very effective mental and spiritual practice, and it works best by letting the mind wander, accepting any thought and understanding the present.

  • Benefits of Meditation

For those who practice meditation, they enjoy numerous health benefits that are associated with it. In fact, the main reason why many people are turning to meditation is to improve health. Although improved mental health is the main drive, there are many other benefits but here are the main ones:

  • Will boost your brainpower
  • Enhanced focus or better concentration
  • It can delay the onset of the degenerative mental disorders
  • Brightens your disposition
  • Deep relaxation 
  • Improved sleep
  • Decrease pain
  • Boost in productivity
  • Better decision making and many other

Reference:

http://www.dlshq.org/messages/medguide.htm
https://www.artofliving.org/nz-en/what-meditation-0
https://examinedexistence.com/five-mental-benefits-of-meditation/

A time to pray, a time to heal

Andrina Smylie - Friday, May 08, 2015
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