Faith Healing – Spiritual Healing
We must remember that faith healing comes from another dimension in which the physical limitations of our way of life do not exist.
Must I believe in faith healing & spiritual healing to get benefit from it?
Must I have faith before I can get well?
These are the questions I am often asked. The answer is, that you need not, and this is simply proved in a number of ways:
If faith was essential, then we should see only those people who have “faith” get well. I have found that small children and even babies respond more readily than grown-ups. One reason for this is that the very young have no inhibitions or fears, and it may also be that their young and growing bodies are easily receptive to the healing influences – but they are too young to possess any “faith”.
How often we are asked to direct spiritual healing to a patient who is not a believer in it, and indeed may be opposed to receiving this help from us on religious grounds! Yet he responds to the healing without knowing anything about it. A similar situation arises with those patients who are too ill, and in too much pain to have faith, or maybe they must not even be told the nature of their disease. Again there are those who are healed who believe strongly in quite different religions to our own, Hindus, Mohammedans, and so on. Lastly, there are those fewer people who say they are agnostics and have no faith at all in anything spiritual, yet they respond just the same.
I recall the case of a young man who, accompanied by a lady, was brought to me for faith healing. He was in great pain and eaten-up with arthritis. As the healing proceeded, so his pains left him, and his joints began to loosen and become free. When I had finished treating him, it was a real delight to see how wonderfully glad he was to be able to use his legs, feet, arms and hands again… and then he told me: “When I came here, I was convinced no one could help me, and I came only to please my Aunt, who brought me.”
While spiritual healing is superior to what the patient may think, it is obviously good and helpful if he or she has the faith that they can be healed. Indeed, some doctors say that whereas patients go to them for “treatment,” they go to the spiritual healer to “get well” – and there is a lot of truth in this.
Generally speaking, When the national press refer to us, we are called “Faith Healers,” and while, naturally, we have a great faith in the ability of spiritual forces to heal the sick, We are not “faith healers” relying on a patient’s faith to get well. Spiritual healing comes from Spirit – it is an exact science, a planned effort, requiring intelligent administration of healing forces to bring about a happy change by removing the cause of the trouble. Religion plays no part in spiritual healing. We have never asked any one of the many scores of thousands of people we have been privileged to help about their religious beliefs. The recognition of our healing work is based upon success – the wide world over. People of all colours, races and creeds respond to healing equally – thus we come to the conclusion that the personal opinion of the patient has no bearing on the result. We hold that the source of spiritual healing comes from God, Who is the Father of all mankind, whatever race or religion it belongs to. We believe it is administered, intelligently, by God’s ministers in Spirit within the laws of creation. By this, I mean that spiritual healing is not superior to the laws of life. If one has a limb cut off, we do not expect that we can grow another one. Healing cannot keep us indefinitely in the earthly life, though it is able to sustain life, often when there is no medical hope for it to continue.
While we give contact healing in The Sanctuary, the great majority of those who seek our aid are helped by the means of Absent (or distant) Healing, when we never see the patient at all, especially with those who live abroad. I know this is hard to believe on the surface but it is fact. It seems to those who do not know, that it is fantastic to expect a disease to be overcome simply by writing to us in the first place for Absent Healing.
I will try to explain just how this takes place. First of all, we must remember that healing comes from another dimension in which the physical limitations of our way of life do not exist. For example, distance is no obstacle. Contact with another person the other side of the world can be more quickly made through a thought process than it takes a person to walk over a bridge. It brings the distant person closer to us than our next-door neighbour. Sometimes patients write and tell me just where their house is, and in what room they sleep, and on what floor it is. This is quite unnecessary. In the past, when seeking absent healing for a sick one, I have found myself in the room where the patient is. It may only be for a few fleeting moments, but the picture of the patient and her surroundings is indelibly printed on my mind. Whenever I have written seeking confirmation of what I have seen, it has been verified every time. When these experiences occur I have no sense of travelling – I am just there. I mention these experiences to show that if a “part of me,” probably my spirit self, can go so easily to a person in a distant place in no time at all, then how much more easily can the spirit doctors, who are God’s ministers, single out someone who writes to us for healing help.
To understand the way of Absent Healing it needs to be recognised that spiritual healers, like ourselves, have developed a condition of attunement with the spirit people. This means that we can communicate with them – as they are able to communicate with us. The means of this communication is by thought, thus, when we receive a letter from a person seeking spiritual healing and (in a state of attunement) we read the letter, so is the healing need made known to the spirit people who are “listening-in.” That is why we like just the essential detail in the letter to give a “picture” of the affliction, and reports afterwards to show what is taking place. So is the spirit doctor made aware of the healing request. He is able to contact the sufferer, as I have already indicated – there are other considerations in connection with this “linking-up” that are a little more involved, and which I need not dwell upon here. When the spirit doctor has contacted the patient and possessing the information that is given to him, he makes his own diagnosis of the cause of the trouble. We know that our spirit-selves are on the same plane of life as the spirit doctors are, and therefore they are able to make a true diagnosis, probably far more correctly than our medical men can do. Then comes the spirit task of firstly removing the cause of the trouble, and secondly the taking away of the ill-effects or symptoms, giving strengthening and vitalising power as well as soothing and calming the nervous tensions. It may well be that when the physical ill-effects are deep-rooted as with chronic arthritis, it will need a little time to induce the progressively good changes.
Briefly, that is how Absent Healing works. It may seem beyond our understanding, but the proof of it is in the good results that we see especially with those who are beyond further medical treatment. The numbers of sufferers who have been helped back to good health by this means are now uncountable – they are legion. Of course, there are many factors that can either help or retard a healing – an easy, contemplative, contented outlook, carrying out ordinary laws of health is a great help, whereas on the other hand, if the cause of the trouble is persisted in, then this will hamper the recovery. For example, if we are asked to help failing eyesight, and the cause of this is in the daily employment that demands very close eye-work with strain, then we cannot expect the vision to be restored if the per- son continues to stress and strain the eyes every day.
As many of our human ills are the direct product of mind upset, worries, anxieties and frustrations which can be soothed and calmed by spirit influencing and guidance, so we see the causes of disease overcome, and the restoration of bodily health is a simple follow on.
Authors Details: Faith Healing – Spiritual Healing – Harry Edwards Web Site