Spiritual Healing – Testing the Healing Techniques – Do They Really Work?
Over the years I have studied and practiced spiritual healing, I’ve experienced and seen many healings and health improvements along the way which I attribute to spiritual recovery. I reached this decision quite scientifically over a growing period of time by analyzing the healing methods to decide whether they really work.
How it all began – Fixing #1
I had read several times that religious healing brings healing and relief from pain and suffering, but I never considered using spiritual healing until one day when I hurt my hands. I felt this may be a great time to give it a try to determine if it would help my hands to cure. I had a large, deep wound in my hands that normally would take a few weeks to cure. I felt this could be a great test to see how quickly the wound would Heal Beyond Belief if I used religious recovery.
I also determined that the best way to keep an eye on my religious healing efforts and results is to make a journal, logging into what my religious healing work consisted of, how often I did it, and what I did. I would also keep an eye on my recovery progress (or lack of progress). I believed the journaling was significant because it would give me an objective, unbiased, concrete accounting of events that I could refer to at will. This bookkeeping could help me decide if religious recovery did or didn’t help to bring healing. I felt trying to commit my results to memory could be unreliable as the majority of us tend to feel differently about things on different days, depending on conditions and events.
I sat down to start spiritual healing work to cure my hands. I was not convinced I was doing it right, but I followed the directions the best I could. I intently gazed in my hands as I did the religious work, hoping to find some type of magic healing occur, and hoped that I’d actually find the wound heal and disappear from my hands.
After fifteen minutes of doing spiritual healing work, much to my disappointment, I didn’t see nor feel any change in my hands.
Since I had been working to cure a wound instead of an illness, I read that I must do the spiritual work regularly – several times a day, as frequently as possible. Every time I did my religious work on the first day, I was expecting some sort of miraculous recovery, but that did not happen. When I went to bed that night, I couldn’t find any change in the appearance of the wound, and that I had considerable pain. I fell asleep that night doing religious work to heal my hands.
Much to my surprise, the next morning, when I looked in the wound, it was much smaller. There was less swelling, the skin was normal around the wound rather than being red, the scabby area itself seemed smaller, and the pain was gone.
As the afternoon progressed, I continued with the religious work and was astonished to say that the wound was quickly getting smaller.
On the second night of my experimentation, I fell asleep doing religious work for the complete recovery of my hands and when I woke up, there was a marginally perceptible wound area. In amazement I looked in my hand wondering how this might be possible for a massive wound to heal so quickly, and leave no visible scar. I logged all of the information in my diary and I reasoned that the spiritual healing technique I used did actually heal my hands and that my very first experiment ended in success since I understood complete healing of this wound I had been hoping to cure in a record time period.
But – was the recovery a coincidence?
Just as I was basking in accomplishment, I started to wonder whether the healing I understood could happen to be relegated to the religious healing work. Would it have cured anyway because I did wash the wound, treated it with an over-the-counter antibacterial medication, and retained it bandaged most of the opportunity to keep the wound clean?
Now I was confronted with the question of whether my hand would have cured without the religious healing work. What if the religious healing work I did actually had no impact whatsoever in my healing? I decided that the only way to be sure was to conduct another test. Since I did not have any other healing need at the time that I decided to try out a spiritual healing technique on my dog.
Testing the method again – Fixing #2
My dog hurt one of her hind legs. The veterinarian said that my dog would not be able to walk on that leg because of the nature of the accident. The vet said that the muscles in my dog’s leg could atrophy (shrink in size) over time, and my dog would devote the remainder of her life span on three legs.
Not wanting to think this, I sought consultation from three other veterinarians and every told me the exact same thing – neither surgery nor drugs could or might restore my dog’s leg to normalcy.
I researched religious healing methods , and decided on which method I’d use to try to get a healing for her. I daily, several times per day, faithfully performed religious healing techniques directing the healing energy in my dog’s injured leg, and logged the results into my diary.
Several weeks went by, and I did not find any improvement in her condition even though I faithfully did the religious healing work daily. My diary was dull and repetitious with daily entries of”No progress or recovery noted.”
I was getting frustrated because when I worked to cure my hands, I noticed great improvement within 24 hours, and total recovery within three days. Now, several weeks later, I couldn’t find any change in my dog’s condition.
Did religious healing actually work, or not? When it worked, why was not I seeing a recovery in my dog? Maybe I did not do it long enough - or frequently enough? Can I try another strategy?
Trapped because I did not know what to do next, and despaired and frustrated since the veterinarians could not help her, prayer did not cure her, and today, what if the religious healing technique did not help either?
Because I did not know what to do next, I chose to stick with the religious recovery a little longer.
Between the alcohol rubs, I implemented expensive emu trainings to her whole leg, and gently exercised her leg muscles manually attempting to bring life to them and slow upward and/or eliminate the atrophy. Intermittently I also rubbed her leg with Ben Gay or Aspercreme trusting the various products might assist her leg to heal. And, I continued to faithfully do my religious recovery work for the recovery of her leg. Additionally, I told God that I wasn’t going to give up on her, I anticipated a recovery and would work to realize it.
In addition to all the above, I also had to work hard, very very hard, to keep up a positive attitude and fight growing discouragement, despair, and negative thoughts about her getting healed. Every time the thought or idea came to me that she wouldn’t be healed/could not be treated, I was foolish to believe that spiritual healing or anything could help her, I intentionally substituted those negative thoughts with positive ones telling myself that she could be treated, she would be treated, and I forced myself to visualize an image of her as being treated. I worked hard to mentally create images in my head of her running like the wind, barking at squirrels and bunnies and butterflies as she chased them like she used to until her leg became hurt
1 day when we were out walking, I was doing my religious work for her leg as usual as I was finishing up, I looked at my dog limping along with her atrophying leg dangling out of her body like a lifeless thing. I cried to her leg (yes, to her leg)”Why are not you healing? “And then I cried to God and into the heavens,”Why are not you healing her? “And at the minute of me crying out, with tears flowing down my face, it appeared as if the world stood still. As I looked steadily at her wondering what her expression could mean, my puppy transferred her dead lifeless leg which hung from her shoulder, and place it on the floor. It had been weeks since she moved that leg, and she had been walking on it? I could barely believe my eyes to see this, but – she was walking! Hurray!
It was not until a while later that I realized I’d witnessed what is known as a”spontaneous recovery” meaning, recovery came all at once. True, it took a few weeks of religious work in my part before she became treated, but when the recovery came, it happened all at once rather than slowly evolving.
On the afternoon of her recovery, my dog and I walked and walked and walked. I reveled in the joy and amazement of her healing. However, in my joy, I began to wonder whether I had experienced a recovery because of my spiritual healing work, or was this another coincidence?
The only way to understand was to conduct another test , and see what happens. I didn’t have any more health problems to attempt and cure through spiritual healing so that I was not certain how I could test religious healing a third time.
A couple of weeks later I was having lunch with a buddy. As I was minding my dog’s recovery to her, she told me about a skin condition she had that wouldn’t heal. She asked me if I wanted to attempt religious healing on her skin condition to find out if religious recovery would have some impact on the skin condition? She explained that she’d been to many doctors, had taken several drugs orally for it, and had implemented several salves and lotions to her skin but the condition was stubborn and wouldn’t heal. I told her I’d love to give it a go, so once more I researched techniques to choose which one I would love to try on her skin ailment, and I faithfully and daily performed the religious healing methods, applying them to her skin condition. It was understood between us that she would continue with her medication, and keep seeing her physician even though I’d be doing spiritual healing work for her. Her skin condition soon cleared up, and after some time, the doctor told her she could quit her medication.
This was three out of three attempts at religious healing wherein I recognized healings. Each took a different quantity of time and a different quantity of effort and work to realize a recovery. But every time I did realize a recovery.
But I questioned them. Imagine if those were coincidences? What if drugs I applied to my dog’s leg and the physician’s medications prescribed for my buddy finally kicked in and were responsible for the healings?
As I pondered this circumstance, I determined that the next time a recovery was needed, I wouldn’t do any religious healing work, would let matters take their own path, and see what happened.
Testing the method by doing nothing – Fixing #4
A couple of months after I came down with the flu, and did no religious recovery work at all for myself. I did see the doctor for any help he could give me since I had been really sick and very miserable, and I took the drugs he prescribed. When the worst influenza symptoms cleared up, I simply dragged along, unable to get much done, and did not feel good whatsoever. I made repeated trips to the physician for malaise (physical discomfort, lack of energy) within the next several months but didn’t realize any improvement.
I pondered the situation and asked myself,”Can I have cured more quickly and without discomfort if I practiced spiritual healing as I did during my first few tests?” Well, I certainly was not getting back to my usual self after my bout with the flu despite all of the drugs I was taking, so I thought I would provide spiritual healing a try and see what could happen, if anything. And lo, and behold, within a week after beginning the religious healing work for myself, I was feeling better and in the end of two months I felt great and was able to stop all drugs.
The only way to actually get a conclusive answer was to continue my study, continue to record my results, and examine items as I went along. It was amazing for me to learn in the months that followed, and in the years that followed, when I used religious recovery, whether it was necessary to find the doctor, I always did realize: 1) relief from pain and distress, 2) health improvements, and 3) healings at varying rates of speed and to varying degrees. Sometimes improvements or healing were slow to come but they did finally come. And the times when I did not use religious healing, or waited before using it, I did not do as well.
Each time I examined my notes, the tally showed that overall I fared better when I used spiritual healing then when I did not. I believed it was safe to conclude that religious healing actually did have a positive impact in bringing about healings, and relief from suffering and pain.