Science still needs to acknowledge the influence of the soul before it will fully understand the nature/nurture patterning.
The step down of energy between the soul and the physical body
The Principles of Healing
Any work which involves the intention to assist in bringing about a greater sense of balance and harmony for a person, a place or a situation may be thought of as a healing occupation. The work of therapy, with all its various techniques and practices, has at its heart this intention; and therapists are faced with the challenges that the healing process involves on a number of different levels.
Looking more closely at the process of healing, the work of scientist Dr. Rupert Sheldrake suggests that there are resonances or vibrations in nature that he calls ‘morphogenic’ fields, which permeate all life creating a web of energy that links us together.
Professor Alan Wolf indicated how this process works when he said:
The fundamental proposition is that everything is vibrating, everything is vibration. If you can vibrate with it, or attune to whatever it is that is vibrating, a resonance is created. Then you have a way of transferring energy back and forth.We can therefore look upon ourselves like radio stations, both broadcasting and receiving information all the time.
This needs to be seen not just in the context of physical energies but at every level: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Whenever you link with someone else on one or more of these levels, through meeting or just thinking about them, you immediately create the channel for this transfer of energy. Telepathy experiments demonstrate that our thoughts can reach out and connect with another no matter how far away they are.
Science tells us that energy flows from the stronger force to the weaker. It is important to be aware that one of the reasons that you might sometimes feel drained of energy in the company of another is because that persons energies can be very depleted. They can then unconsciously tap into and draw off your energy. This is particularly so of individuals suffering illness.
There are many forms of therapy that work upon balancing energy either through re-adjustment of the flows of energy as in acupuncture or by introducing an energy vibration into the body as in homoeopathy or the Bach flower remedies. Other energy balancing systems include reflexology, radionics, shiatsu and cranial osteopathy.
The work of balancing energies within ourselves will take place to some degree without any conscious intervention on our part. At the physical level, the body goes through a process of continual change and, to support this process, you possess a powerful self-healing mechanism that helps maintain a state of homoeostasis or general equilibrium.
Self-healing processes occurs at a level below normal conscious thought. You do not have to tell your white blood cells to attack a foreign body they do this automatically. 'Psychic' or spiritual healing is a process which acts in a similar way in that an innate knowing at a deep level of your consciousness will draw the right energy pattern to help another. Any therapist can use psychic healing techniques to supplement and enhance other ways of assisting clients: It is very important to learn to trust yourself.
One way of looking at 'psychic' or spiritual healing is to consider that the healer calls upon his or her own self-healing forces and, like a tuning fork broadcasts an energy pattern that can help another individual re-adjust their own balances when, for whatever reason, these have become distorted.
There is no one way to heal for we are all unique and have our own natural balance or matrix of energy. Because of this when opening up to give healing you will naturally be better suited to helping some cases or conditions than others. You need to find the system that best suits you: the only "correct" system of healing is the one that works for you.
Projecting a healing energy is controlled by conscious thought. In this, visualisation and intention play an important part.
One of the most powerful of all healing energies is Love: an energy that harmonises, transforms and protects.
In order not to feel depleted yourself it is very important that you learn to channel energies from outside of yourself. This will also amplify and considerably expands your natural range of frequencies. For example, calling upon or linking oneself to the principle of "Love", the love of God, Christ, Allah, the Creator or whatever name or symbol you wish to think of, will draw a much greater potency of energy than you could naturally harness on your own. This quality of the purest form of Love is not then 'muddied' or diluted by other feelings which we as individuals may have towards our clients. These forces can be brought to bear to assist others recover their equilibrium.
Remember that healing is an offering, like leading a horse to water, you cannot and should not try to make it drink, for we each have our own path to tread. For some this may mean experiencing disease and suffering as they reject those aspects that try to remove the symptoms. In practice, though, very few people reject healing completely.
There are three forces that determine the pattern of every life - environment, genetics and the soul (the life force).
There has been much debate in scientific circles about the influences of environment and heredity, and the relationship between one and the other.
The recent trends have been to favour environmental influences. "Show me the child to the age of seven and I will show you the man". Environmental influences start at the age of conception and it has been shown that the thoughts of the mother in pregnancy can affect the foetus. You are affected in your environment by all sorts of subtle energies many of which are not obvious like "geopathic" stress and "electro-magnetic" radiation. This is thought by some to be one of the causes of allergic reactions.
Genetic influence has been gaining a new lease of life from many studies in genetic engineering. For example homosexuality is now thought to have a genetic component. Studies carried out on identical twins separated at birth in America have shown how similar their life patterns have been, in some cases to a very high level of consistency. One of the most famous cases revolves around twins called James Lewis and James Springer, coincidentally being given the same Christian name by their respective adoptive parents. Both had married a girl called Linda, divorced her, then married a second time, to a woman called Betty. Both had two sons called respectively James, Allan and James Alan; the only difference being in the spelling of the names. Both had owned a dog as a boy and called it Toy. Both spent their holidays on the same beach in Florida. Many other coincidences ran through their lives.
Your genetic patterning may therefore determine much of the way you handle your life and even some of the major milestones that you meet. Because of this there is a small but growing interest in healing the ancestral background based upon the notion that the imbalances of the fathers/mothers can exist 'even until the third and fourth generation.'
The soul or life force is the other major constituent that is, at present, given almost no consideration medically or scientifically, but is fundamentally the most important part of your being. It is the part of ourselves that enters the body at conception and leaves at death. It is the part that is conscious in the "near death experience" (NDE) when it becomes separated from the body. According to many schools of thought it is this part that returns frequently to the body carrying with it all the experiences of its previous lives. In this way imbalances from previous lives can be put right here on the earth plane under what in the East is referred to as the Law of Karma. However it is certainly not necessary to have a belief in reincarnation to be a good healer.
There have been accounts of individuals remembering a death from a wound in a previous life and finding a scar on their body in exactly the same place in this life. This suggests that the soul has a power to effect the genetic structure of the body. It may indeed be able to draw out specific patterning from the genes of the parents so making a conscious choice on the life to be led. The ability of this other level of consciousness to affect the genetic structure could be seen as a determinate in some of the studies carried out on animals and insects. For example, experiments altered the genes of a fruit-fly to make them blind. Within two or three generations they had regained their sight.
If we consider that your physical body is composed of a matrix of energy vibrations at a dense level then your soul is similarly composed of vibrations at a very fine level. This can be likened to the bottom and top octaves of a piano keyboard. All the other parts of yourself, your emotions, thoughts, feelings, intuitions, ego are like the octaves in between, hopefully all resonating in tune. When any one note on this keyboard is sounded a resonance is created which causes similar notes, the octaves and harmonics to vibrate also.
In this way it can be seen that your emotions effect your thoughts, body and even soul. In a similar way how you think effects your emotions and physical body, which is the principle that lies behind psychosomatic illness. Similarly, the substances that you eat or take into yourself affect your emotions and thoughts. There is a constant interchange of energy and communication between all levels of your being. When this is in harmony with itself all is well. But when in disharmony disease or illness occurs.
Alcohol, drugs and anaesthetics affect the balances within by changing the vibrational rate of the physical body. Like re-tuning some of the notes on the base octave of the piano. As the piano is no longer "in tune" this causes a breakdown in the flow of energy between the body and the mind and feelings. If a person takes in a large quantity of alcohol a feeling of dislocation occurs that can eventually lead to unconsciousness. In such a way the soul is also disconnected which is why addicts are particularly difficult to help.
Your soul is but part of a greater whole of which another part is the "Higher Consciousness" or "Higher Self". This is also sometimes called the "Superconscious". The sum of these parts we could call your spirit of which the soul is the part that links into the physical body and the "Higher Self" the part that is in touch with all other spiritual life.
All these vibrational parts of yourself adhere to the principle expressed in electricity terms as positive and negative flows, or through Chinese philosophy as Yin and Yang energies. In other words energies can flow out or be drawn in. In China they refer to this energy as Ch'i.
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