We often feature at TheosophyWatch stories and films, such as “The Living Matrix” or “Something Unknown is Doing Something We Don’t Know What,” about seemingly miraculous healings of people.
The theme of the latent healing power within ourselves weaves through many of the stories.
The osteopath, Arielle Essex, with the brain tumor, for example, allowed the tumor to be her teacher which led her to various facets of self-discovery and freedom, and ultimately the tumor resolved.
It’s clear in her example that her healing was holistic—psychological, emotional, spiritual, physical. And, presumably, karmic, too, though we’ll never really know.
Arielle Cures Her Brain Tumor
(Her story excerpted from the film “The Living Matrix: Inside the Revolution in Alternative Healing”):
In Life Between Life, psychiatrist Dr. Joel Whitton provides case studies of patients with chronic illness/mental illness who, after confronting traumatic scenarios of previous lifetimes through regression, are healed.
A number of theories profess that our current aches and pains and other ills have antecedents in previous lives that build and rebuild upon the previous trauma wounds.
And the vulnerabilities — psychological and otherwise, that originally created the chink in the armor — are compounded with each subsequent trauma, making that chink a bigger and bigger hole.
A Patient’s Tumor Disappears Using Qigong
(Courtesy of the film “Something Unknown is Doing We Don’t Know What”):
Curing or Healing?
Then we have the renowned Brazilian healer John of God curing people of various severe conditions–through a type of psychic and physical surgery in which he uses ordinary kitchen knives, no anesthesia, and miraculously heals people.
I wonder what kind of journey and personal growth was involved for people who receive this healing. Is this merciful intercession the capstone of one’s personal efforts and deep self-reflection and searching or is it only karma dodging? Is this type of healing true and lasting?
John of God – Etheric Healing
The idea of pursuing healing so that we can increasingly embody spirit and truly serve the Earth is a foundation of a number of individuals dedicated to the healing arts these days.
“Hypnotic suggestion may cure for ever, and it may not,” Helena Blavatsky explains,
“All depends on the degree of magnetic relations between the operator and the patient. If Karmic, they will be only postponed, and return in some other form, not necessarily of disease, but as a punitive evil of another sort….
“Imagination is a potent help in every event of our lives. Imagination acts on Faith, and both are the draughtsmen who prepare the sketches for Will to engrave, more or less deeply, on the rocks of obstacles and opposition with which the path of life is strewn….”
“Half, if not two-thirds of our ailings and diseases are the fruit of our imagination and fears, Blavatsky continues. “Destroy the latter and give another bent to the former, and nature will do the rest. There is nothing sinful or injurious in the methods per se.”
“They turn to harm only when belief in his power becomes too arrogant and marked in the faith-healer, and when he thinks he can will away such diseases as need, if they are not to be fatal, the immediate help of expert surgeons and physicians.” (Lucifer, December, 1890.)
In the same passage she clarifies that “it is the human will – whether conscious or otherwise – of the operator himself, that acts upon the nervous system of the patient.”
Good Guy, Bad Guy
But it takes discernment, or viveka, to know whether a healer will infuse you with their own toxic consciousness or a stream of true healing light. Or even a mix of the two.
Viveka, William Judge explains, literally means “a separating apart.” It is “discrimination, good judgment; [and] in Vedanta philosophy,” he says, it is
Years ago, I was rear-ended in a hit-and-run car accident and had to undergo different healing therapies. It was quite a trial to find good healers amongst the woo-woo.
One massage therapist in Boulder, Colorado chidingly told me that the pain in my neck from the car accident was really coming from my ex-husband and that he’s trying to get into my “aura” but I wasn’t letting him! I reported her to the insurance company.
But that experience made me wonder what psychic and lower astral detours would be thrust upon me by being exposed to such “healers” and their “energies,” and what price have I paid in compromising my path? And how would you know that you are detoured and sinking quickly in the quicksand of the lower astral? The road to hell, the Irish say, is paved with good intentions.
“Beware, Lanoo [aspirant], lest dazzled by illusive radiance thy Soul should linger and be caught in its deceptive light,”
warns Madame Blavatsky in The Voice of the Silence.” Or, as Jesus put it,
“If the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness?” (Matthew 6:23)
Etherealize Yourself—Will is The Way
The idea of pursuing healing so that we can increasingly embody spirit and truly serve the Earth is a foundation of a number of bona fide individuals dedicated to the healing arts these days.
In a September 6, 1881 letter to his friend William Quan Judge, Theosophist pioneer Damodar K. Mavalankar shares the key to etherealizing one’s self.
“The action of the Centripetal Force keeps us to our gross forms,” he says, “ And if we have to etherealise ourselves we must supply the Centrifugal Force, which is our WILL.
“And this is the first principle of OCCULTISM. Just as the etherealisation of our Souls is the result of the action of our Will, so is everything else the result of something else. The action of the working of the Circle of Matter is regulated by the Law of Cause and Effect. Nothing can be without it.”
“And everything is at the same time in itself a Cause and an Effect. Take, for instance, heat. It is the cause of the melting of ice into water and at the same time it is the result of some other force. It did not come out of nothing.
“Then, how can we etherealise ourselves? By studying the action of Causes and Effects and acting accordingly. Or, in other words, by obtaining knowledge of the Forces of Nature — in one word, by studying occultism. You might ask, Can we not rise higher and higher without being Occultists?
“I reply, decidedly not to that extent to which an Occultist will rise.”
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