Healing and Meditation
For people struggling with these negative energies, spiritual healing may offer some welcome relief.
Spiritual healing can serve as a major catalyst to personal growth. To access those deeper levels of spiritual healing, some believers engage in meditation. Meditation serves as a method of focusing energy on the positive aspects of a surrounding environment, rather than the negative. It aids in the healing process of an injured mind. It promises to rejuvenate, revitalize, and renew.
Most forms of meditation focus on breathing and relaxation techniques. These are used to reprogram the mind to lean towards the positive, rather than the negative. Meditation is usually done in a quiet, non-distracting atmosphere, though it could technically be practiced anywhere. Participants are often asked to imagine specific images or to recite a phrase or sound. These “chants” help to center a person’s energy and bring a sense of calmness to the mind.
One of the most common forms of spiritual meditation is Tibetan Healing Meditation. In this type of meditation, the chant that is often said is similar to a prayer in the Western tradition. The chant asks the Green Tara, a Tibetan Goddess, for her blessings and approval. Spiritual healing in the Tibetan tradition can also include raising prayer flags, constructing prayer wheels, and embarking upon spiritual pilgrimages. These are all meant to heal an individual physically and spiritually.
Tibetan culture has always been steadfast in their spiritual and practical beliefs. They are careful to balance the two worlds to keep both psychological and physiological systems in sync. Meditation is an important element in this difficult balancing act.
The Tibetan form of healing meditation is especially effective for those ailing from stress-related illnesses. Stress is often caused by the imbalance of the spiritual and practical worlds. Meditation helps to balance these thought processes to put the person at ease both spiritually and physically.Meditation and stress release foster personal health and longevity. It helps a person take responsibility for your own mental state of being. It shows that we are not controlled by the actions of those around us, but by the way we perceive those actions and internalize them. Meditation increases our awareness of ourselves and others as well as helping us figure out how to deal with everyday problems. Anyone who practices meditation has the potential to reap considerable benefits that will last long after the meditative state has been achieved.
If you have existing health conditions, using spiritual healing methods to treat medical conditions at the expense of seeking conventional medical help is not recommended. But when used to complement conventional medicine, many people have found these treatments to be very effective. At the very least, they might offer some hope to someone who desperately needs some.
Although some forms of spiritual healing have been around much longer than the conventional medicine of today, they can – and often do -- work very well together. In fact, it is not recommended that any method of spiritual or complementary healing be used alone to treat medical conditions, although many of the methods can stand alone when used to tackle issues such as stress relief.
And when thinking about what “spiritual healing” is – the mind, body and spirit working together as one – it’s obvious that spiritual healing and conventional medicine are not mutually exclusive.
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