Holistic healing - what is it?
by Megan Jackson
megan Jackson spiritual counsellor
Healing is the process of energy alignment creating a change in the spiritual, physical or mental systems to produce a more balanced and reality based shift in a person.
It is a holistic process as each part of the self effects the other – ie. there is a psychological effect on the healing of a physical ailment and vice verser. Energy healings, in particular, address the energetic aspect however can aslo ignite the physiological and psychological changes.
To quote Plato: “The cure of the part should not be attempted without treatment of the whole. No attempt should be made to cure the body without the soul. Let no one persuade you to cure the head until he has first given you his soul to be cured, for this is the great error of our day, that physicians first separate the soul from the body.”
To dig a little deeper, if we look (as the ancients did) as the body being an instrument of the soul we begin to start the first stages of healing – reconnecting with our soul. As our Western Society has disassosiated itself with soul, the reconnection can be difficult in and of itself. The process will endure moments of low vibrations of grief and sadness in letting go of ego accompanied by moments of joy and bliss – also whilst letting go of ego. The healing process aims to bring balance to the two extremes.
As the soul re-orders itself as true self, through energetic alignment, the body can relax and take its true posiition as an important vehicle for the soul. This results in mental restructuring – letting go of old thought patterns about self, being more authentic to self and being conscious of health and wellbeing – all will be challenging factors in the healing process.
Healing is a spiritual event that is a different process for each individual depending on the levels of imbalance in energy, spirituallity, physicality and psyche. As each individual connects to their energetic self – their true self - there is a shedding process.
Healing has no time limit and is often said to be an ongoing process. However, practioners can create subtle energetic changes on a deep level that do not cause too much discomfort. But, the mental and physical restructuring that must occur simultaneously and at different times (time not being linear) may cause some suffering.
The energy alignment however continues to work on the physical and mental aspects of the self and a new balance arises as the changes occur. Ongoing wellbeing on all levels must continue however. This is much easier and more rewarding as our biochemicals restructure and our mind and soul reconnects.
The most excellent healing practices are: meditation, yoga poses, stillness, energy work, healthy diet – natural foods, ritual, spending time in nature, practicing compassion, music/sound, service to others, self analysis and self loving. O’ and of course tarot card reading can be healing also.