Spontaneous, Versus Conscious-Will-Directed Spiritual Healing
I’ve never experienced spontaneous spiritual healing.
In order to present its reality I will have to use somebody else’s experience.
What Eckhart Tolle - one of the most prominent spiritual teachers of our times - wrote about the resolution of his own terrible psychological problems, can be used as a source of insight into the actual reality of the spontaneous spiritual healing of the mind from fear, depression, hatred, anger and anxiety.
In the opening pages of his famous book - The Power of Now - Tolle wrote:
“One night not long after my twenty-ninth birthday, I woke up in the early hours with a feeling of absolute dread. I had woken up with such a feeling many times before, but this time it was more intense than it has ever been...
Everything felt so alien, so hostile, so utterly meaningless that it created in me a deep loathing of the world. The most loathsome thing of all, however, was my own existence...
I could feel that a deep longing for annihilation, for nonexistence, was now becoming much stronger than the instinctive desire to continue to live.
‘I cannot live with myself any longer’. This was the thought that kept repeating itself in my mind.”
The above quotation is basically a description of the state of profound anxiety, combined with the state of suicidal depression.
Right after describing his depression and anxiety ridden state of mind, Tolle goes into a description of his miraculous healing:
“My mind stopped. I was fully conscious but there were no more thoughts. Then I felt drawn into what seemed like a vortex of energy... and my body started to shake. I heard the words ‘resist nothing’... I could feel myself being sucked into a void... and I let myself fall into that void.”
When Tolle awakened in the morning he was a brand new man, living in a brand new world.
His depression and anxiety were gone. Instead of being plagued by the feelings of anxiety and depression he felt “uninterrupted deep peace and bliss”.
As it is obvious from Tolle’s description of his liberation from the horrors of anxiety and depression, his liberation was a spontaneous, miraculous phenomenon. It was essentially a profound spiritual healing.
Eckhart Tolle did NOTHING to achieve the liberation of his mind. He neither prayed for his healing, nor was he involved in any form of psycho-spiritual discipline, meant to bring his healing about.
He says that his transformation happened because he had reached the level of torment, at which his state spontaneously “flipped” into its opposite - the state of a blissful peace.
This kind of shifting of the extremes into their opposites is the essence of the eternal dance of the universal realities.
The ancient Taoist Yin and Yang symbol could be used as a graphic description of what happened to Eckhart Tolle.
There is NOTHING you can do to bring this type of the spiritual healing about, except suffer so much that eventually your suffering would spontaneously transform itself into its opposite.
I am sure that in many cases this type of the spiritual healing never comes to fruition, simply because the suffering person either commits a suicide, or ends up on the psychiatric drugs.
I would certainly never recommend to anyone to keep on suffering to the point at which his suffering could potentially flip over into its opposite.
What Eckhart Tolle described, in the opening pages of The Power of Now, shows that there are some very powerful Healing Forces “out there”.
It also shows that - if the necessary conditions are present - these forces become active and capable of healing our minds and bodies in a totally spontaneous way.
The reality of these forces has been experientially proven by the countless spontaneous healings reported over the millennia.
Whenever we ponder the reality of these healings, a very practical questions arise: Can the Universal Healing Forces be activated by the act of the human, conscious will?
And if they can be activated - what specifically needs to be done in order to make them appear, and act on our suffering minds and bodies?
Obviously, whoever suffers from anxiety and depression would love to go through the spontaneous spiritual healing of his condition.
Unfortunately, what Eckhart Tolle - and others like him - tell us about their healings does not make much of a difference in the lives of those who suffer from anxiety and depression.
The kind of healing that Tolle experienced does not result in any prescription of HOW to repeat the process.
Fortunately, the spontaneous spiritual healing is not the only type of the spiritual healing that exists.
The rest of this page of my Toronto Hypnosis Clinic website will be devoted to the description of the spiritual healing process which CAN be set in motion via an act of conscious will.
Conscious-will-directed spiritual healing
Conscious-will-directed spiritual healing always involves some form of hypnosis or self hypnosis.
It begins in the mind, and after the necessary mental conditions are established, it moves beyond the mind into the realm of the spiritual healing reality.
One of the best examples of the conscious-will-directed spiritual healing process is what Rev. John H. Hampsch does during his Healing-of-Memories services.
Rev. John H. Hampsch
What Rev. John H. Hampsch offers shows beautifully how mass hypnosis flows seamlessly into the spiritual healing reality.
Rev. John H. Hampsch has an academic background in psychology, and openly recognizes the reality of the spiritual healing process that is based on an intense psychological / hypnotic preparation.
His Healing-of-Memories services are intensely hypnotic, and can serve as an excellent example of what I call by the name of the SPIRITUAL HYPNOSIS.
A significant part of my Toronto Hypnosis Clinic website has been devoted to the promotion of the reality of the HYPNOSIS-BASED SPIRITUAL HEALING.
I do persist in my efforts to promote the reality of the SPIRITUAL HYPNOSIS simply because it is the ONLY way through which the conscious-will-based spiritual healing can be achieved.
As the ancient Biblical phrase says: “All things begin in the mind”.
As a hypnotist, I would expand that phrase into: All things begin in the SUBCONSCIOUS mind.
As Napoleon Hill has pointed out in his famous book entitled Think and Grow Rich - our conscious minds cannot connect directly with the Divine Healing Power.
Our conscious desires must be first transformed into the desires which become active on the subconscious level of our minds.
Only from there - from the depth of our subconscious - our desires can be “heard” by God.
The fact that the Divine Reality does not respond to the prayers which are superficial - meaning, that they begin and end within the realm of the conscious mind - is responsible for the common lack of effectiveness of prayer.
The reality of the successful prayer is the same as the reality of any other successful human undertaking.
The most profound study of the principles of success has been conducted by Napoleon Hill and is contained in his book Think and Grow Rich.
Hill had devoted 25 years of his life to find out HOW SUCCESS HAPPENS.
His book shows clearly that there are two - conscious-will-based - stages that lead to success in any department of human existence.
The first stage is the development of the conscious desire, and the second one is the transfer of the conscious desire into the realm of the subconscious mind.
This is ALL that anyone can do via the effort of conscious will.
The rest of the process that ultimately leads to the fulfillment of human desires lies totally OUTSIDE of the realm of the conscious will.
It can be set in motion ONLY by the power of what Napoleon Hill called by the name of the INFINITE INTELLIGENCE.
It doesn’t matter whether that forever UNKNOWABLE SOMETHING that responds to the human prayers is called by the name of the INFINITE INTELLIGENCE, DIVINE POWER OF GOD or any other name.
What matters is that people can ASK and RECEIVE what they ask for from the SOURCE of CREATION.
Essentially, the study of the principles of success which are described in the Think and Grow Rich is the study of the EFFECTIVENESS of PRAYER.
It shows clearly that an effective prayer begins in the conscious mind, from where it enters the subconscious mind, from where - in turn - it is “beamed” into the “receiver” of the INFINITE INTELLIGENCE.
Recognizing the reality of this process, I’ve been offering for many years now my SPIRITUAL HYPNOSIS services which transfer the superficial, conscious-only desires of my clients into the desires which begin to operate on the subconscious level of their minds.
Once their conscious desires become their subconscious desires, they can be received, and responded to by the DIVINE POWER of GOD.
Considering the fact that Rev. Hampsch’s Healing of Memories services are intensely hypnotic, and founded on the powers of human imagination - one may pose a question: How do we know that what these services offer is the actual spiritual healing, and not healing achieved through the power of the human mind?
A frequently visited page of my Toronto Hypnosis Clinic website entitled: Self Hypnosis - Healing and Killing shows how the mere thinking of certain thoughts can result in both, healing and killing of the human body.
Mentally engendered healings and killings have been widely accepted by the psychologists as the actual mind-body phenomena.
These phenomena gave rise to the field of the Psychosomatic Medicine.
Is what Rev. Hampsch does and what I promote as the spiritual healing, a result of a mere play of the human mind?
Is it all JUST hypnosis?
I remember, many years ago watching a 60 minutes episode on TV, which was devoted to the controversy surrounding the tele-evangelist Benny Hinn.
One of the things that I remember most clearly from this program was the reaction of the professional-stage-hypnosis hypnotists to what Benny Hinn offers.
They would say things like: “We do this every day!” or “Mr. Hinn is a real professional.”
Benny Hinn himself, insisted that even though his healing services were in fact intensely hypnotic - what ultimately worked through them was the DIVINE HEALING POWER.
As you can see - there is no easy answer to the questions which have been posed above, and ultimately, one must form his own answers to them.
Some people form their beliefs upon studying the experiences of others, simply because they lack their own experience.
There are also those who don’t have to believe anything because they KNOW what they they claim to know, as a result of going through their own personal experiences.