Spiritual Healing


The true meaning of spiritual healing is: energy healing practiced by someone who is aware of the holistic nature of the body-mind-spirit complex, and who is able to access a higher understanding of how a soul journeys in the human body.

What it involves

Although different spiritual healers follow different traditions, the practice of healing in this way always involves working with the natural chi of the human body. See this blog: http://emmamichellecoaching.com/blog/reiki-healing-and-energy-work-when-its-powerful-and-when-its-not-enough

This work involves the energy field, or the human aura, as well as the chakras or energy centres which work within the aura.

Spiritual healing can be as simple as topping up weak energy centres with ‘chi’ or as complex as chanelling energy for procedures and processes to redress serious illnesses. Sometimes, a practitioner will include past life processes, too, for example, in order to heal the consequences of a person’s past life in his or her present energetic field.

Some advanced energy healers claim to work with entities who guide the healers to perform psychic surgery. Some healers, famous ones like John of God, can supposedly manipulate the human body’s energies with such expertise that they can remove tumours or perform other surgery without breaking the skin’s surface. This kind of work is very controversial and without any clear proof it actually works; it’s also worth noting that this is not by any means the norm when it comes to what spiritual healing is really about.

A key aspect of spiritual healing is bringing a higher non-physical body perspective to matters of imbalance or illness. Whether this is from intuitively sensing what is going on psychologically, or from reading the energy and being able to see disease and imbalance before it presents, this kind of perspective can bring a great deal of clarity to situations that are felt, but not understood.

Signs of a good Practitioner

Really, spiritual healing need not be extreme and involve ‘surgery’ in order to be effective. For most people, energy healing is a means of increasing the body’s natural energy supply, redressing imbalances, and also bringing clarity to a situation that makes no sense on a physical level alone.

Spiritual healers should give you at-home practice

Meditating on colors and the moving of energy in your imagination is a proactive way to keep up the good consequences of healing, and take you forward with improved health and self-empowerment.

A good spiritual healer will suggest ways to carry on the work in your own time, either with meditation / visualization, a mantra, or sometimes even by suggesting complementary modalities or activities. For example, yoga can be helpful in increasing the natural flow of energy. Sound healing is also a lovely means of keeping the good stuff flowing (such as with singing bowls, singing mantras, or chanting OM.)

Not a psychic

It’s important to note that the best spiritual healer may not be a psychic, and thus able to see what is going on in your life as a whole, much less predict the future for you. Like any other practitioner, the best healer is best at the work of healing, regardless of other separate talents.

Complementary healing

Spiritual healing is not often enough. You may find that it can be like a temporary salve or a means of insight, but you may find complementary techniques a good adjunct. For example, a low energy centre in the solar plexus may indicate a lack of personal power. Whilst a healing can top up the energy and balance the chakras, taking action in the world is also important. The spiritual healing may increase motivation and give the client enough energy to go out there and make stuff happen, but it is the act of, for example, being honest with oneself about one’s true goals, and taking steps to quite a hated job and actively pursue a new one – this action is what can effectively create ongoing energy changes in the body. Finding a practitioner who is able to do other things like life coaching, NLP, for example, can be the key to making any kind of healing last.


Spiritual Counseling

Spiritual counseling is for many people an obvious choice when they are seeking a perspective broader than that of their day to day experience; specifically, a perspective that is great than being identified as just the person they have been for their entire life. I am referring to being in touch with their soul, and their soul’s purpose.

Spiritual beliefs are very important for most people, and the therapeutic space is beginning to catch up with this reality. Researchers increasingly recognize that the key to a person’s happiness does not just lie in their mind and body, but also in their sense of purpose at the soul level. For many, feeling that they have an identity beyond that which they have experienced in life is an integral part of how they conceive their reality and personal development. Spiritual counseling is well-suited to such a person.

Often a client is experiencing an internal malaise (depression or anxiety) which has been brought about by a sudden change in life circumstances, such as divorce, death, loss of one’s job, and so on. This kind of sudden change and drop in mood and motivation can cause one to question one’s very identity, and by extension, to contemplate the reasoning of the soul in experiencing it (or, perhaps, questioning the soul’s very existence).

Even if one has a clear notion of one’s spiritual beliefs, working with a spiritual counselor can broaden one’s perspective during difficult times. For example, a sad or traumatic life event can be re-perceived as having a meaning that brings growth (even if pain). Soul-centered counseling is really about enlarging one’s perspective in order to better cope and have more empowering strategies for living life effectively going forward.

Far from being a guru or yogi, a spiritual counselor is most often a person like you or me who has a view of our interconnectedness, and sees his or her clients as fellow travelers on a lifelong journey. As such, a spiritual coach or practitioner brings deep compassion to their work.

It’s important when looking for someone who does spiritual counseling to find an individual who resonates with your particular belief system, as of course such a practitioner could have a religious orientation, or other beliefs which may or many not resonate with yours.

At the end of the day, a higher perspective brought by a practitioner to therapeutic work broadens and deepens one’s perspective of what is happening in life, and as such can bring about healing. However, it’s wise to ensure that the spiritual counselor has more in her toolkit, such as NLP, or hypnotherapy, or coaching, so that the soul-centered approach is made powerful with active tools for personal transformation. This is where so much healing can be found.

Reiki Healing – Holistic Coaching With A Dose Of Healing

Reiki is a form of hands-on healing which comes from Japan.  Developed as form of relaxation and stress reduction, the result can often be healing at a physical, emotional, and even psychological level. It can be used to address issues of mood (depression), low energy, disease, as well as psychological challenges. However, please read on to understand the place it has in alternative medicine, how it can help, and the challenges it presents in seeking Reiki healing as the only source of healing.

The word Reiki comes from the Japanese “Rei” meaning higher power, and “ki” meaning life force energy. The belief behind it is that all people have in their bodies life force energy which comes from the universe and which can be depleted due to illness or stress. People with the right training are able to access this energy and channel it through their hands in order to top up the energies of others.

In the Japanese Reiki healing system, the student is ‘activated’ by the master in order to be able to channel this; however, underlying the healing system is the belief that all people are able to perform such healing with correct training.

I have found in my energy healing work that my ability to sense energy and to heal has come from years of practice, above all. Although I did not learn Reiki, but studied with another practitioner many years ago, my abilities have come first an foremost from constant work with clients. It can be quite amazing, for example, to be laying a hand near a client’s leg, and with her eyes closed, see the leg shaking in response to my work. I am so grateful to my clients for allowing me to develop this ability.

Reiki healing, like all energy healing, can be powerful, but can also be rather like a band-aid. By this I mean that the effects can be short-lived. This is because many illnesses and moods can be the result of patterns and ways of being, and if you don’t address these underlying causes, the healing will only act as a temporary relief of symptoms.

Therefore, I always suggest that you find a practitioner who has more tools in her toolkit than just energy healing. For example, counseling, coaching, NLP, naturopath, nutritionist, and hypnotherapy are all ways in which a client can learn how to identity patterns and habits and create new ones in order to deal with the cause of issues. Then, energy healing like Reiki serves a very powerful purpose and has a great chance of creating long-term positive effects.