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Spiritual healing is becoming wildly more popular all over the world, but has been in existence for thousands of years. It's often referred to as energy healing. Can you just play music, or say a prayer for health? Could it be that simple to find your spiritual connection?
Benefits of Spiritual Healing for Physical and Mental Well Being
Perhaps you've heard of Reiki or healing massage, which some feel has the power to pervade a high level of energy to the receiver. That in turn, would benefit that person both physically and mentally. It's even gaining ground in hospitals.
Of course there are other forms of spiritual healing too, but one must be careful not to fall under the spell of false psychics or mystics, and those who claim to use channeling to heal or cure people. Also, please keep in mind that this practice does not in and of itself create physical health or cure diseases.
Basically, whatever you want to call it, spiritual healing is the act of attaining a state of peace and contentment at the level of your soul. Some may believe that it can provide health without using any sort of medication or treatment.
Still, the word that comes to my mind when I think of this topic is mystical. We can't see the soul of a person, but we can feel and sense it. It's mystical. Somehow we know it's there. I believe that the soul can be healed by the Higher Being and a soul at peace can absolutely have positive effects on the physical body!
Though the process of healing is not as quick as a miracle, it takes time for someone to heal and is definitely a gradual overall improvement process.
Spiritual healing can also provide benefit from a distance. A healing voice from a distant place can be as effective as hands on. Such type of healing is known as remote healing. Prayer is one such form of distant healing and spiritual connection to God.
Benefits of practicing this are listed below, followed by 5 methods you can use yourself to promote your own well-being.
Some of the main benefits of spiritual healing may include the following:
Helps in clearing emotions and enhances the growth of a person.
Causes extreme relaxation and helps the body to release tension and anxiety.
Relaxes the mind and can help extract the depression from a person.
Increases the frequency of the body.
Enhances the strength of both mind and body.
Provides support to the immune system.
Helps in normalizing blood pressure and in acquiring better sleep.
May also be helpful in chronic diseases such as asthma, headache and relieving pain from injuries.
Brings the body in harmony and balance.
Five Ways You Can Practice Spiritual Healing
1.) Practice of Meditation
Meditation may be one of the practices that were a part of ancient traditions but it is highly practiced even today. It is attached to different religions but is mostly practiced in order to find awareness and achieve inner peace.
Even in the 21st century, people are turning towards meditation to acquire much needed inner peace. The main reason for the dramatic increase in meditation is the busy schedule and hectic lives of people, which makes it even more important to reduce stress.
Moreover, there is no right or wrong way of meditation as long as it provides harmony to your body & mind and meets your requirements.
Following are the main types of meditation that are practiced in various parts of the world:
- Spiritual meditation can provide a chance to practice your religious beliefs at a deep, self reflective level while connecting with God at a personal level.
- Movement meditation provides the benefit of mind and body such as that done with Yoga and Qigong.
- Mindfulness meditation helps to train your mind to remain present as you turn your attention to the experiences of the here and now.
a few more:
- Heart Rhythm Meditation focuses on the heartbeat and breathing.
- Focused meditation requires you to set your focus on a particular object as you clear your mind of intrusive thoughts.
- Transcendental meditation often used for entering a state of mind that is restful and anxiety-free.
- Mantra meditation employs sounds with specific qualities or vibrations to assist you with the relaxation and mind-cleansing process.
Obviously, not every type of meditation would be suitable for anyone. All of these types require different skills, attitudes, or beliefs in order to practice.
2.) Connection to Nature
When you want to establish a connection with nature, you need only realize that you are an integral part of nature. The body that you have is made up of all similar minerals, elements, and energies that are used to make this planet.
Spending time with nature releases stress and is even anti-inflammatory which can be observed and felt when one practices it. You need only read our post on Earthing to understand what we mean by this.
When I was a kid, I was lucky enough to live in a quiet rural areas where I need only walk a few feet outside our back yard to be in the woods and near a running stream. Often times I sat there quietly. There was no cell phone to distract me. I can vividly recall the sounds and sensations of just being there.
Make it simple
I was connected to nature and I recharged easily that way. So, a fitting example of a connection to nature could just be the oxygen that we need for our survival. Realizing that it is given to us by plants and trees. These trees are part of nature and they breathe in carbon dioxide that we exhale; hence, a beautiful cycle.
Some other ways to connect to nature include cloud-and-star-gaze, to go barefoot, sun and moon gazing, walking and listening to the sounds of nature.
Moreover, our bodies are even made up of nature and at the end; we return our bodies to the motherland, thus, back to nature.
In order to start your connection with nature, some of the effective steps are illustrated below for consideration:
- You must first make a conscious decision to be connected to nature. Then..
- Spend time in nature when you are alone.
- Find a good place, sit and feel the surroundings like I did as a kid.
- Try to relax and observe the nature that is around you any time you go outside.
- Be mindful of grass, trees, flowers, birds, clouds, and everything miraculous in nature. City dwellers can even start relishing a few flowers on a rooftop garden in the city.
3.) Prayer for Health
According to different beliefs, prayers can change things and turn your life around. You can also communicate with God through prayers. If you believe in it, you can use prayers for healing as well. But then again, it all comes down to whether you believe it or not. Believing in something enhances its effectiveness.
I am a believer and my personal prayer for health goes something like this, " Dear Lord, thank you for another day. Thank you for another opportunity to do your will here on Earth. Please grant me the strength and good health to get up and go to work and teach your children. Help me to have patience, love and kindness for all. -In Jesus' name, Amen"
Then I go to work and I am feeling thankful for a new day and chance to do God's will. But, I am also happy for every healthy day I have. When I pray for others it feels good and a lot of the worry I may have had about their well-being is given to God and this alone lightens the burden on my own soul.
The Bible talks about prayer for health over and over. Check out this link for 40 healing Bible Verses
Different Prayers for Different Belief Systems
When it comes to spiritual healing, there are different types of prayers according to different beliefs. These prayers might include a prayer for health for yourself, or a friend. One can say a prayer for healing a sick family member, or for restoration and grace, protection, strength, serenity etc.
By now you can see that you can pray for anything you want or need. You can do it any time, any place. Moreover, a prayer for health can have power that directly give you a spiritual connection you with the positive energy of God. Prayers can help you in releasing stress and making you feel relaxed physically, mentally and spiritually.
4.) Gratitude Practices
One of the best ways to get in touch with your soul is through experiencing gratitude. When you are joined to your soul, you feel a spiritual connection to the entire universe.
Gratitude can be defined as the richness of heart that helps you to move towards love and expansion and away from restrictions and hatred.
Gratitude can be felt for anything, it can be felt for your body, comforts you are given, your mind, the air that you breathe in, the sense of seeing, smell, touch, taste and so many other things.
Write it Down
People, with all the crap in the world, there is still so very much to be grateful for! If you need some help finding some things you can personally be grateful for, try writing.
Gratitude can be practiced by keeping a gratitude journal, or writing a thank you letter.
Moreover, those who show gratitude feel better, experience much more love and joy, get sick less often, have more enthusiasm, have more energy, are more determined, feel stronger and are always ready to provide support to others.
Gratitude makes you humble and cleans your heart from the worries of the world – it makes you feel lucky and satisfied.
5.) Play Music
“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.”
– Ludwig van Beethoven
Music helps you in balancing your emotions and your lifestyle. Music fosters your personal growth, your well-being, health, inner healing, happiness, and spiritual awareness.
When it comes to transcending the constraints of a rational mind, music plays a pivotal role in it. So, play music and just feel the spiritual connection you will make!
Such is the beauty of music that it unleashes your intuitiveness by activating the perspective side of your brain. It relaxes your brain and provides much-needed inner peace.
Music is the language of our souls. It is a powerful tool that helps in healing and releasing the stress of most of the people. It is also not important that all types of music are suitable to all.
Needless to say, when you play music, a beautiful sound can bring your soul into a harmonious form. When I listen to certain chosen songs, they bring back memories of some of the best and happiest times of my life. This helps my soul happy and peaceful.
The Bottom Line
Spiritual healing can be achieved through various means and it all depends on your perception and beliefs.
All in all, it is safe to say that being content in your soul can help you in so many matters, but it all comes down to one thing: do you believe that it will help you?
If yes, then it surely will! So, meditate, gain a spiritual connection with nature, play music, and say a prayer for health.
What are you waiting for? Start today!
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