Healing is a scared art. Most ancient texts describe it as a divine process in which healing the body first requires the healing of our spirit. The Hippocratic oath which is recognized as having genuinely originated with Hypocrates, often called the father of medicine, begins: -“I swear by Apollo the Healer.”
In the recent past spiritual work, medicine and healing were inseparable. It is only in our modern era of technological medicine that the presence of an energy healer during surgery might elicit gasps. For most of medicine’s history, the relationship of treatment to spirituality was implicit.
When modern medicine with it’s potential of technology and chemical solutions arrived, healing the spirit took a back seat and all but disappeared. The consciousness that healing is scared was eclipsed by a more scientific modality. Though not a deliberate intention on the part of the scientific community, respect for the healing power of prayer and faith diminished dramatically as modern medicine began to produce more and more physical results. We began to heal the body and ignore the soul.
Soul is everywhere, but hard to see. It has no substance of its own, but is an essential part of each living thing. The soul is the connecting force without which we cannot live. It is the timeless and eternal part of all of us. The soul grounds the body and animates the spirit. It holds the physical in touch with the divine, never dies and can’t be destroyed. The soul, spirit and body is a divine trinity, each having equal importance in our existence.
We define our human experience in physical terms: physical places and physical bodies. However, our soul and the communication from our soul originate from a nonphysical state. We exist in two realms at the same time. This nonphysical realm is a place of pure energy.
It is in this place of pure energy where soul medicine transpires. Soul healing is the harmonizing of the soul, spirit and physical body.
There are many healing modalities that work with a patient’s energy, facilitating its flow, and removing blockages to soul expression through body, and the spirit. A few modalities are:
1. Acupuncture – the oldest therapy based on the body’s energy meridians, has been practiced for over 4,000 years.
2. Color and light therapy – phototherapy with various colors influences beta endorphins, melatonin, serotonin and prolactin.
3. Sound – music clearly affects mood. Music therapy is an increasingly popular and successful form of therapy for emotional and physical ailments.
4. Aromatherapy – Smell is the most primitive of our senses. Aromas are extremely helpful in changes our moods.
5. Meditation – contemplation and meditation create a still space, enhancing every form of soul medicine.
6. Prayer– the oldest form of healing on record. It can establish a direct connection between the divine, soul and ailing body.
Modern medicine has been and remains essential. The discoveries of biochemistry and physiology in the last 100 years has not only saved lives but also successfully extended our life span. But somewhere along this path, the precious role of the Scared has been reduced to the status of superstition and non-provable thought, dropped completely from the list of significant factors that contribute to our health and overall healing.
The medical pendulum is beginning to swing in the direction of soul medicine. Adding momentum to this movement is the current state of the US medical system which experiencing an overhaul and sweeping changes like no other time in our history. Our doctors are being taxed and are now confined to treat patients in a paradigm that is run by pharmaceutical and insurance lobbyist in DC. “Managed care,” modern medicine’s inadequate answer to financial pressure, does a barely adequate job of management and a very poor job of care. Alternative ways of treatment are becoming more mainstream and soul medicine is once again reestablishing healing as a scared skill.