Spiritual healing has been around for thousands of years, and even in our modern civilization many people are still practicing it today. The act of spiritual healing itself is not necessarily a religious practice; it is the healing of our spiritual root through the body, mind, and soul, to resolve one’s inner conflicts. It is a cure other than medicine, where an individual relies on the natural atmosphere surrounding them to use its power to heal. It is scientifically and religiously proven that positive and negative energy exists everywhere around us, unfortunately, most humans are unaware of how to benefit from them. What spiritual healing does is utilize this natural energy surrounding them to create a balance within themselves by a process of meditation and deep focus of the mind on the body and soul.
The first rule of spiritual healing is accepting and recognizing the atmosphere surrounding you, and acknowledging the higher spiritual power that exists, and for most people that higher power is God. One must create the ideal quiescence atmosphere in order to spiritually heal themselves. In order to do so, one must meditate and there are numerous ways of meditation. The most known types of meditation include Yoga, visualization, Mantra, and breathing; and while each type of meditation is significant, one must find their own suitable in order to find their peaceful place.
Our energy centers of life force are divided into seven different sectors throughout our body. They are called Chakras, and they represent the major centers of spiritual power within the human body. The word Chakra is derived from the Sanskrit language of Ancient India, meaning vortex; which is a spinning wheel or circle (wofs.) The chakras themselves are spinning wheels of energy, and what they do is balance, store and distribute the energy we have throughout our physical and subtle body. The subtle body is our non-tangible body; it is our soul or spirit that shadows our physical body. (Mystic Familiar)
Chakras are the body’s energy centers; they are the spinning wheels which energy flows through the body. If one of the Chakras is not working effectively, that means the energy root is blocked and unbalance. In this case, one must meditate to reach energy manifestation, where their energy is equally divided and flowing through the body. The unbalance of energy flow may cause mental, physical or spiritual issues, that’s why it’s important to know what each chakra represents. Starting from the top of the head till the bottom of the spinal cord, the seven chakras are aligned in order of the Crown, Third Eye, Throat, Heart, Solar Plexus, Sacral, and Base charka.
The highest Chakra represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually. It is located on top of the head, and it controls our connection to spirituality, representing our inner and outer beauty. In a conventional matter, the Crown chakra has nothing to do with humans personally. According to Nevine Rakhaa, an expert in the field of Spiritual Healing, the Crown chakra represents the relationship between you and your creator only. Unlike the other chakra’s, one has no control over it, and it’s represented by a transparent colour.
Other than the Crown Chakra, following along the other energy centers, each chakra represents and controls a different energy force.
The Third Eye Chakra deals with our ability to focus on and see the big picture. It is located in the middle of the forehead, between the eyes. It represents our intuition, imagination, wisdom, and ability to think and make decisions.
The Throat Chakra represents our ability to communicate; it is located on our throat. It deals with emotional issues such as communication, self – expression of feels and the truth.
The Heart Chakra represents our ability to love; it is located at the center of the chest just above the heart. It deals with emotional issues such as love, joy, and inner peace.
The Solar Plexus Chakra beholds our ability to be confident and in-control of our lives; it is located at the upper abdomen in the stomach area. It deals with emotional issues such as Self-worth, self-confidence, and self-esteem.
The Sacral Chakra represents our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences, it is located by the lower abdomen near the pelvis area. This chakra deals with emotional issues such a sense of lavishness, well being, please and sexuality.
Finally, The Root Chakra represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded, it is located at the base of the spine in the tailbone area. It’s emotional issues deals with survival issue such as financial independence, money and food (threeheartscompany.)
One can argue that spiritual healing is interconnected with religious beliefs. Since most religions aim for a connection between the human and God, therefore a connection between the human’s body, mind and soul with nature. Religions also call for people to be in harmony with their surroundings, they call for gratitude, acceptance, well-being, care, and many other qualities that affect the person’s psyche to maintain a positive existence. These all translate into calling for the person to keep a strong psyche to allow themselves to heal and attain a healthy physical and psychological mind. These also fulfill the aims of spiritual healing and therefore one could say that both are part of each other. Religions advocate for divine intervention while faith healers call for belief in a divine energy that can heal.
In Christianity, one could link spiritual healing to faith healing. As the Bible states : ‘ I am the Lord that heals you’ ( Exodus 15:26), spiritual healing takes the source from God not necessarily the human energies. The process or faith healing includes a variety of prayers and masses as well as in extreme cases Sunday camps where the patient is subject to the teachings of priests leading them into a process of rejuvenation and rebirth.
Spiritual and energy healing is available to the person regardless of their belief. It does not intervene with religious practices as it merely calls for a re-alignment of ones mind and body and integration of that with the soul and nature.
In Islam, the knowledge of Chakras is an actual known religious study known as “Ilm al ltaaif”. In the Qur’an God said that any human’s chakras have existed with their spirits long before they came into earth, and when a child is born their Chakra’s are covered till the day they return on judgment day where they shall be uncovered. This relates to a certain verse in Surat Al Qaaf which in interpretation mean their veil will be uncovered, and the truth beyond their eyes will be revealed (abubakarjamil.) Since Chakras do play a significant part in Islam, the act of spiritually using them occurs five times a day in prayers. The act of praying is considered a yoga method to activate all chakras, by kneeling down, raisin the hands, standing up etc. By activating the seven chakras in the process of praying, this results in awakening the body, mind and spirit; also even without touching certain parts of the body, praying may open up certain neural pathways. (IslamOnline)
It is interesting to know such knowledge in the world exists out there. Though It is unfortunate that spiritual healing is not commonly known world wide, only those who have a spiritual connection within themselves and a higher power belief may truly induce themselves in the world of nature. Once one learns how to benefit from the natural world surrounding them, they would have immediately mastered the basics of spiritual and energy healing. In our modern-day society people are too worked up with the constant innovative technology, it is by far anachronistic since not all humans can actually keep up this electronic evolution. If only they can allow themselves to be extracted from the materialistic world and enter themselves into the real world of nature they may for real become their true face.
By Salma Hossam
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