Blogs by CJ Heck
5/28/2011 4:20:33 AM
So much of my journey to awareness has had to do with spiritual healing. Some of the issues have had to do with buried pain, I realized that early on -- I am a Vietnam War widow. Some of my deepest issues are slowly being resolved through writing my blog for Vietnam veterans with the sharing of mutual feelings and experiences; however, it seems I'm never done healing. To be honest, I'm not quite sure what spiritual healing really is, and if what I'm going through is, actually, spiritual healing.
I started with the question, what is meant when we use the word "spirit", as in spiritual healing? Are these resolutions of my issues spiritually healing me? I did a search on Google to see what I could find. I uncovered many names for spirit: life-force, soul, awareness, beingness, but all of them seem vague -- all of them are invisible, too. I think the best description I found for spirit, and the one that makes the most sense is, "that which exists beyond any physical realm".
Okay, if this is what our spirit is, what then is spiritual healing? It seems to be a goal for all spiritual practices, traditions and religions. I also found that it's something all spiritual seekers, in one way or another, are "searching" for. It's a further observation that when we carry the wounds of being hurt from past experiences (Vietnam) and situations (bad marriages or relationships) with us, our spiritual awakening, our spiritual growth, can slow down, or even stop. This makes perfect sense, because my spirit guide, Dinahh, often disappears for awhile. When he makes contact again, he tells me there were things that only I could find the answers to ... and he had to allow me to do that myself.
Okay, so now my question is, how do we know if we need spiritual healing? After all, our spiritual growth, our awakening, is an intimate, quiet, and uniquely personal journey. How do we, as human beings, recognize when we need spiritual healing? Do our symptoms manifest themselves in physical sickness? Emotional sickness? I gathered my courage and asked for Dinahh's guidance, wary he would tell me again that I ask too many questions that I already have the answers for, if I would just search inside for them -- but I was pleasantly surprised. He graciously shared a few things with me.
Dinahh told me that symptoms blocking awareness and growth can be physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. They can be profound and noticeable to everyone around us, or they can be so subtle as to only be felt by the person who needs to heal. But going from spiritual "sickness" to a state of spiritual "wellness" is the main goal of our spiritual awakening and growth in this lifetime. Spiritual healing is a deep, fundamental change in how we view ourselves, the world, and God. Dinahh said spiritual healing lifts a person above themselves, so they are able to see everything from a new perspective.
Dinahh: "To begin spiritual healing, start with changing the filters that block true nature from coming through. Negative emotions are the most important filters -- fear, hate, jealousy, and anger. These must be replaced with positive emotions -- gratitude, love, patience, kindness. The negative emotions can be replaced with positive emotions by simply watching what is thought and what is said.
The more positive and uplifting our words are, the more positive and uplifting our thoughts and emotions will become. The positive will grow and the negative will be cleared away and this will better allow true nature to come through.
Catherine, you must write this: be sure spiritual healing does not come from outside practices. Yes, others can be paid to adjust energy fields and auras, people can surround themselves with crystals, and a house can be filled with all of the scents in the world, but none of it will heal the inner anger, fear and hate that torment a soul. You cannot “buy” spiritual healing. These unconscious wounds can only be healed by facing their origins and making peace with them. You already know this. You are already on your healing journey of discovery. Everything is as it should be. I will go now."
Thank you, Dinahh.
More Blogs by CJ Heck
Anatomy of a Poet -- Book Giveaway - Monday, June 03, 2013
Partnership with the Universe -- a Synchronistic Event - Thursday, May 03, 2012
Is it Synchronicity, Coincidence, or Intuition? - Friday, March 09, 2012
Spider's Thread: Trust - Saturday, February 11, 2012
Feeling the Connection - Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Making a Better Life - Monday, January 23, 2012
A Beautiful Soul - Saturday, December 31, 2011
A Lesson in the Silence - Saturday, December 31, 2011
Epiphany in the Silence - Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Meaning - Saturday, October 15, 2011
Visit from Dinahh - Sunday, September 25, 2011
A Vision of Souls - Saturday, July 09, 2011
A Friend's Whispers - Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Dream or a Vision? - Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Thoughts on Love - Monday, July 04, 2011
Inspiration for Writing - Sunday, July 03, 2011
Something's Coming - Friday, July 01, 2011
Our Spiritual Path - Thursday, June 30, 2011
Children and Awareness - Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Enlightenment - Thursday, June 23, 2011
Spirit Guides - And Children - Thursday, June 16, 2011
Spirit Guides and Whispers - Part 2 - Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Spirit Guides and Whispers - Part 1 - Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Time - Monday, June 13, 2011
Avatar - Friday, June 10, 2011
Feeling Invisible - Thursday, June 09, 2011
More About Whispers - Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Soulmates: Soul Mates - Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Synergy of Love - Monday, June 06, 2011
What is Awareness? - Sunday, June 05, 2011
Journey to Discovery - Saturday, June 04, 2011
A Lifesaving Whisper - Thursday, June 02, 2011
A Daughter's Whisper - Thursday, June 02, 2011
Wishing our Lives Away - Wednesday, June 01, 2011
You Can Feel the Magic - Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Channeling - Monday, May 30, 2011
Whispers from the Universe - Sunday, May 29, 2011
Spiritual Healing - Saturday, May 28, 2011
Karmic Badges - Friday, May 27, 2011
Strange Dream/Vision - Thursday, May 26, 2011
Turning Thoughts Into Things - Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The Silence - Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Dinahh, Part II - Tuesday, May 24, 2011
From the Heart - Sunday, May 22, 2011
Healing - Friday, May 20, 2011
Dinahh - Thursday, May 19, 2011
One about Love - Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Zora - Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Angels - Tuesday, May 17, 2011
On Love and Intimacy - Monday, May 16, 2011
Awe and Wonder: Life - Saturday, May 14, 2011
Micah: The Dream-Vision - Friday, May 13, 2011
New Website - Tuesday, January 26, 2010