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.
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.