Because natural or energetic style healings, are like magic when they work. Nobody fully knows why, but no one has really given a solid theory on that either (forget research journals, the reductionist model used for scientific hypothesis doesn’t apply well to these styles of healing that focus on holistic and whole of being approaches).
And magic tricks are cool – when our health & well-being aren’t at stake.
Magic is just not knowing or understanding why something worked or happened – the less we can understand, the more magical it seems.
Think about a magic trick or illusionist act.
When it works, you think “Wow!”. When you find out how it works, that’s pretty cool too (especially if it has some finesse to it).
But the next time you see a similar trick, it’s lost its magic – you know how it works now. In fact, if you see it multiple times, it becomes lame. Been there, done that.
It gets categorised as a trick of the mind. An illusion.
And the question is – are health issues, and the healing that occurs just a trick of the mind, as well? An illusion?
Well, yes and no.
When something out of the ordinary appears ‘out of the blue’ – for example, a sudden lump, unexplained bleeding or loss of normal function... these can lead to a feeling of shock and powerlessness. It’s common for your mind to start forming association and possible causes, in the hope to form some sense out of what’s happening.
Those associations could be correct, and they can just as easily be something completely unrelated.
That’s the problem with the mind. It can go anywhere. It can twist and turn anything, no matter how far-fetched. It can warp its perception of reality too – even if reality doesn’t change.
And that’s why you can’t depend on the mind only.
In fact, you need to move beyond the self-conscious thinking mind, to a deeper knowing. To intuition (you can even call it your intuitive mind, but it’s not really your mind, as you know it).
This is where you can start to gauge where you are on the healing journey, and what to do about it. Your thinking mind can’t know this. Your thinking mind is disconnected – and that’s why body disease symptoms appear ‘out of the blue’. The signs were all there, a long time beforehand, but the mind is not privy to that if it remains blinkered, twisting or minimising reality.
That's why some healing can seem like a magic trick - because you are disconnected to the energies within.
Your intuitive faculties give you the ability to tune in and connect to the truth in your body. And there are many techniques to opening up to the information available for your healing (and others healing too). The problem is not obtaining it, but to get out of the way so it can come through.
This means getting the thinking mind and its blinkers out of the way.
You can (but not always) use the mind to access intuition – and here’s where the dichotomy and confusion lies. You might think it’s the mind, but it’s not. And if you don’t have a sense of when it is, or it isn’t – confusion is the only end result.
Your intuition is beyond the senses of self, but you can use those faculties to access it. Physical sensations, emotions, thoughts that drop in. The key is to know the difference!
Intuition is defined as knowing without progressive, logical understanding. And yet a whole pile of understanding can drop in when you get a good hit. Intuition is your connection to 'The All'. By that, I mean everything. When you're connected to everything, when that intuition comes through - you have a pattern of senses through the self. When you recognise this pattern, you can start using it.
So… perhaps those body disease symptoms weren’t ‘out of the blue’. Perhaps it was tending towards that, under the surface for a long time – and the reason why it was a shock was because we remained unawares.
This is not the fault of the person. It’s not anyone’s fault. Health decline is not a personal thing. It’s an outcome of the laws of ‘cause and effect’ and of ‘compensation’.
The problem is not that people don’t believe in these natural forces and tendencies. The problem is, again, that the point of view is too blinkered, too narrowed. Thinking that the body can only affect the body, and the mind can only affect the mind. Thinking that when something is stuck, you need to clear it, cut it out or manipulate it.
And in all of that we disconnect from the body itself.
It’s time to know about your body – take an active part in finding out why things are happening.
You can’t replace it like you can a car, so it should sit much higher on the priority list. At least not until they invent some type of laser healing machine that rebuilds your body like in Star Trek. After that you can be off the hook.
This requires developing skills to access your intuition – tune into your body, feel the energy, decipher what remains blocked or stuck and what you need to change. The skills are there lying dormant, the key is finding the techniques that work.
And so… it’s true that healing can (but not always) happen via the self-conscious thinking mind. When it does, it’s not the mind that’s doing it, but something far greater in ourselves accessing the mind as a vehicle of healing.
And likewise, the mind can also be barely involved in the process of healing. It's not a pre-requisite for healing... Sometimes getting your mind out of the way is the thing you need to allow healing in!
Healing is not so much a mysterious magic trick – but that different healing techniques are working on resolving symptoms through the laws of cause and effect (some more effectively than others) on different layers of the self. The way that your body (or bodies, including your thinking mind) operates within these laws is nothing short of magic.
Even, the way that your body and mind continue to function to keep you here in existence is miraculous. Magical even.