Spiritual Healing is an Holistic way to health
Spiritual Healing is the healing of the sick in body, mind and spirit by Universal/Cosmic Energies obtained by attunement through prayer and meditation to the ‘Highest of the High’ Universal Source, whether or not in the presence of the patient.
Spiritual Healing is the art and science of assisting the restoration of health at all levels of Man’s being irrespective of where ill-health has manifested. Distinctions of race, class or religion are irrelevant. No affirmation of religious faith is required of the patient. By the laying on of hands a healer seeks to induce a beneficial effect upon a patient’s life force at all levels of existence.
Spiritual healing may be given for any illness, stress or injury as a therapy which has no side effects and is complementary to all other therapies and medicines.
The medically diagnosed nature or severity of the illness is unimportant with regard to the outcome. Case histories range from the trivialto diagnosed terminal illness in which recovery has taken place. No one can say in advance whether spiritual healing will be beneficial in any particular case, but it happens too often to be coincidental every time.
Apart from its therapeutic effect in relieving pain and in the restoration of function, spiritual healing is notable for marked improvements in patients’ attitudes and their quality of life.
How does it work?
The Healing Energies from the Source are transmitted from the spiritual level through the agency of a trained healer so that they can induce a beneficial effect on the patient’s own energy field of their personal life and upon the person as a whole on levels of body, mind and spirit.
In individual cases of illness or stress these Energies can be directed and applied to a particular disease or imbalance in the Life Force within the person to stimulate natural recovery and to bring peace of mind.
Is it necessary to have faith?
No, but an open mind and a strong desire to be well does help. Spiritual healing is above differences in religion, but, if you want, have a word with your vicar or priest if you belong to a particular faith. Healing was undertaken by priests long before doctors, in the modern meaning of the word, established the medical profession.
The NFSH is not concerned with distinctions of race, class or religious belief.
Are there different kinds of spiritual healing?
There are two kinds. Firstly, personal contact between healer and patient, which is referred to as ’the laying on of hands’ and is also sometimes called ’contact healing’, ’hand healing’ or ’touch healing’.
Secondly, healing at a distance, called absent, or preferably, distant healing, is used extensively for absent sick persons and can be done in a meditative state. Distant healing is done by spiritual healers, either individually or in a group, who attune to the Universal Source to beam Healing Energy to the patient.
Distant healing is at a level beyond the physical and evidence shows it can be very effective — particularly so in the treatment of young children, and in cases of mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction.
What happens when I go to a spiritual healer?
The healer helps you to relax mentally and physically and then allows the Healing Energy to flow to you by laying his/her hands on or near you. Patients may sense the flow of energies with pleasant feelings of warmth or cooling, tingling or relaxation.
Does spiritual healing always work?
Sometimes one treatment is enough, but more often than not beneficial results appear gradually. Patients receiving spiritual healing over a period of time usually feel some benefit even if it is only being more relaxed about everything and experiencing a beneficial change in attitudes to life and emotions. This often applies, even in cases of terminal illness where the patient acquires a serenity that brings comfort through healing at spiritual levels, both to themselves as well as to family and friends.
Can spiritual healing do any harm?
Definitely not. Unlike drugs, which may do damage, spiritual healing has the enormous advantage of having no harmful side effects. Spiritual healing can be given to anyone, irrespective of what medication or other treatment they are on, as the Energy simply enhances and speeds up the healing process.
Spiritual healing works synergistically with all other therapies. It cannot interfere with any other therapy. It can do no harm, and there is no risk involved.
What about my doctor?
As this question implies, patients often decide to seek spiritual healing only after trying orthodox medical treatment. But it is not necessarily a substitute or an alternative. Spiritual healing is complementary to all other forms of treatment. A growing number of doctors (and nurses) practise spiritual healing, and registered NFSH healers visit patients in hospitals on request, with the doctor retaining overall responsibility for the patient.
You should always tell a healer what medical advice and treatment you may be having, or have had, and you will not be asked to alter it. Patients having active medical treatment are advised to tell the doctor that they are receiving spiritual healing. You should also ensure that the healer is a currently registered NFSH healer.
In the UK the General Medical Council allows doctors to recommend spiritual healing to their patients. Healers can be paid by the Hospital Boards and by the Government-run National Health Service.
What about after a serious illness or surgery?
Spiritual healing can help the speed of the recovery and the extent of recovery from a serious illness from surgery or from the effects of treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation. It works well in conjunction with all forms of holistic medicine and with new approaches to cancer.
Can I help the healer?
Yes. Allow yourself to have an open mind and wait patiently and confidently. Putting up a barrier in your mind blocks the flow of Healing Energies. Try not to feel resentful about your illness and tell yourself that you are moving towards greater harmony of body, mind and spirit.
How can I help myself?
Learn to think positively and creatively about restoring your bodily health and your peace of mind. Exercise yourself gently in deep breathing, relaxation and visualisation of yourself in better health. Give a little time each day for your own self-attunement to the “Highest” Universal Source of Healing, so that you are supplementing daily the help you are receiving from visits to the spiritual healer.
If you want cassette tapes or books on relaxation/ meditation, you can buy them from NFSH headquarters (Members 10% Discount).
Is there any charge for spiritual healing?
It depends. Spiritual healing may be given in private consultations, clinic sessions, therapy groups, etc. Many healers are voluntary workers in community service and the NFSH is a registered charity, relying on membership and donations. You should ask when making the appointment whether there is a fee or a donation to cover costs, including any travel by the healer.
In any case, if you are charged a fee, you are paying for the healer’s time rather than for the healing itself. A healer does need to be able to support him/herself.
What does the word “spiritual” mean?
“Spiritual” refers to the Universal/Cosmic Source of the Healing Energies and to that responsive element in Man seen by healers as comprised of body, mind and spirit. It does not relate to the terms “spirit” and “spiritualism” as commonly (mis)understood.
“Spiritual” also relates to any person who has kind thoughts and compassion towards others, and the word is not used here in any religious sense.
We talk of Universal or Cosmic Energy, the “Highest of the High” Universal Source, as being the agency of spiritual healing. Whatever your concept of the meaning of this statement, whether you call it God, The Creator, Supreme Being or simply “life force”, or any other similar concept, that is the source of all healing.
Some further thoughts
Spiritual healing goes to the deeper levels of a person’s being where many illnesses have their origin (stress, tension and fatigue), so symptoms disappear when the cause is removed. A change to right thinking and sensible living will continue the good work started by spiritual healing.
It has been shown time and again that there are tremendous forces of nature to be tapped. Over many years spiritual healing has been neglected in the search for technological removal of symptoms rather than tackling the basic reasons for disease. Spiritual healers now continue the widespread practice of laying on of hands.
Hundreds of patients turn to spiritual healing every day and speak of the benefits they have received — so many that it cannot be coincidence in every case. The benefits of spiritual healing have also been proved by modern research.
We invite you to contact us now if:
- You would like to receive hands-on spiritual healing (our healer referral system).
- You would like your name placed on the international Distant Healing List.
- You would like to learn about becoming a healer (visit our Healer Training Courses page).
- You would like to support the NFSH and/or become a Member (visit our Membership page).
- You would like to experience healing and you are unsure where to start.
- You would just like to connect with like-minded people.
- You need other information.
Spiritual healing is a community service
You can help this work by becoming a member of the NFSH (NZ) Inc.