Is healing a cure or a relief? We have never understood healing. We think that healing is something which we can give to others, but actually healing is to participate in balancing our universal system, which we have destroyed through our thoughts and actions. Healing is what self does to another self.
There are two minds, the one you know as personal mind and the other is spiritual mind, which is universal mind too. Personal mind is small ‘i’ and spiritual mind is big ‘I’. Personal mind does not know its real ‘I’, that ignorance is called ego or selfishness or individuality. Big ‘I’ is consciousness, God, Love, Atman, Bhagwan and many more names given to it. Once you connect to your bigger ‘I’ your individual ‘i’ is dissolved. You merge into nature and act as nature (which is your real ‘Swabhava’) in complete co-ordination with the universe and each atom and sub atom of the universe. You are healed in the complete sense. You become Aware of your ‘Aatmic-Self’, of what you are. You start living as complete existence of self. You are the Universe and you will express yourself as love to the whole of humanity.
In Awareness you become more sensitive to life. Your mind (small ‘i’) is merged with universal mind (big ‘I’) and once this big ‘I’ operates through you, you become the most powerful person. That union of minds is called ‘YOGA’ = Union. You happen to participate in the process of creativity and that is the process of healing. Your desires and the desires of nature become the same. You act in complete tandem with everything and everyone. To begin this process, Mantras are the password to access your own energy field. They are sound vibrations that attract vibrations in the same frequency. The higher you go towards divinity, the more and more subtle it becomes, and then no sound…. You simply merge into silence. Mantras are from your small ‘i’ and silence is of the big ‘I’.
Buddha said “You are what you think”. Do you really know what you think? Human beings exist as conscious beings and that consciousness comes back to you once you become aware of it. Awareness is to recognize THAT consciousness. Let us understand the process of becoming aware. External Awareness is facts, data, historic events, results and conclusions, restrictions and resources, Geographical diagrams, sounds, visuals, etc. Internal Awareness is sensations, feelings, emotions, impulses, thoughts, etc. What we call mind is simply a collection of information and all the food you ate got converted to make this body. Soul is beyond the mind and body, so you can say that both, body and mind are a collection from outside. Only the soul is eternal.
Do you need to heal the soul? No!! It is only the body and its information that has got some kind of a virus which needs healing. You need to process it differently. You have to know that the way you handled your body and mind was not enough to remove the virus, so a healer was needed.
Can a healer heal you? Again my answer is no. It is you who has to adapt a different technique, which can help you to align yourself to universal self. A healer is simply a medium or a guide to show you a path.
Our healing does not happen because of the way we think. In our thinking, only our small ‘i’ (ego) is active, our big ‘I’ is ignored. Our healer is our big ‘I’. What you know as small ‘i’ is simply the information you have collected while growing, and you are dyed in that information. You can only think what you know, in this knowing you pick up things which you are comfortable with. This is conscious choice, and all your sufferings are your conscious choice. This choice builds up your character, which is known as ‘Sanskaras’ (impressions of the past). You are building these ‘Sanskaras’ every moment, day after day.
Now… what you chose in your past, you hold on to that past as the final result of your being instead of learning. Holding on to this past you choose to suffer and you live as a victim to that past situation. You live with this kind of stress and discomfort and you look for a healer to cure your sufferings instead of dropping your past and moving on to the new. Moving on to the new always, is a meditative way of living and is a way to heal your being in this physical world.
I will give you an example of what kind of life we are living. Suppose we are travelling in a train and we have some luggage in our hands. We board the train and keep holding the luggage till we get off the train and then carry on with our journey. Now the destination of you and your luggage was the same, but still you did not bother to drop it and traveled with that baggage in your hands. You get tired but still…. this is how we carry our suffering too. We do not drop, we do not learn from it and we go to the healers for solutions, when the solution to your sufferings was already within you. What you needed was simply a good guide to take you within to heal yourself.
Another problem is that you fear disapproval in life because you think this is what is always going to happen, but your success is always a step ahead. You believe that happiness grows out of other people’s approval, you spend most of your time trying to keep others happy. That kind of happiness does not give you real happiness. The other person will always control you and use you, thus you will get into deeper sufferings. In your ignorance you help others get into greed and lust. You play this approval act to keep yourself out of the blame. All the time your energy is spent to create that un-blamable self. So to protect your identity you create endless stories and explanations. You feel powerless if you do not give explanations for the situations. You do not see yourself as a part of the problem; it is always someone else.
Where the physical body is concerned, nature is the best healer. It is constantly healing you through water, earth, sunlight (fire), air and space. But we somehow abuse this by not being aware and by not supporting the natural system within and outside. Law of nature is God’s thought, which is the science of God. We do not heal self because our arrogance inflates our ego and it overshadows our soul.
Healing the self is going within and recognizing the divinity within, which will not only heal but will also help you heal the universe.
This world will be a wonderful place if each one of us learns to go within, and it begins with you.