When it comes to self-healing, you might think of just your body (your diet, natural remedies you use, how much exercise or rest you are getting). You might think about your doctor who is there to turn to when all else fails. But, there's more to you than just your physical body. Your body is just one level to consider when it comes to self-healing. There are actually five levels of healing and all five levels influence each other throughout every moment of your life without you much knowing about it at all.
Level 1: The Physical Body
This is the level where you live in the skin you are in. Therapies for this level usually address bio-chemical and structural aspects of the body through genetically appropriate nutrition, herbs, drugs, hormonal therapy, massage, exercise, and chiropractic care.
Level 2: The Electromagnetic Energy Field/Aura
This is the level of your electromagnetic energy field, your aura. Therapies for this level include checking for geographical stress spots, such as underground streams and fault lines, acupuncture, and Ayurvedic or Traditional Chinese medicines.
Level 3: The Thought Field
Therapies on this level require psychotherapy, hypnoptherapy, and homeopathy. As much as you might think, it is not this level that causes mental illness.
Level 4: The Dream Field
This is the level where you are affected by others and the global environment. Therapies on this level include working with spiritual teachers, Shamans and Gurus.
Level 5: The Spirit Level
In Kabbalistic literature, this represents Yechida (contact between Soul and God). It is believed that psycho-spiritual trauma can trickle down into all the other levels causing anxiety, phobias, and addictions. From your fifth level you are in direct relationship with God. Interferences on this level are caused by past life or childhood traumas, death memories, or enlightenment experiences connected to a spiritual teacher. Therapies for this level are true meditation and prayer. Spiritual teachers and all other therapies have no business or effect on this level.
The Best Prayer for Self-Healing & Why it is So Important
When you think of prayer you might think of religion or worship. There are many different forms of prayer. There's praise (giving credit where credit is due), confession (of wrong-doing), intercession (on behalf of others), supplication (expressing our highest desires) and acceptance of divine will (submission). All of these types of prayers are traditions found in Semitic faiths.
Prayer can be about these things, but it can also be about mental, emotional and physical self-healing through a special form of prayer.
Prayer is a personal thing. I don't presume to tell you how to pray and no one should. No matter what you are faithing in there is one form of prayer that works particularly well for self-healing and that is the prayer of THANKFULNESS. Thankfulness brings energy, hope and peace to a weary heart and relieves physical symptoms because when you are focused on what you are thankful for your body relaxes. In other words, it reduces stress.
How Prayer for Self-Healing Works
Healing on Level 1, The Physical Level, is a slow process and will spread upward through the other levels rather tediously, but healing on Level 5, The Spiritual Level, can immediately correct any and all disturbances on the lower levels instantaneously. This is why prayer (and connection to your higher self or god) is so beneficial in the process of self-healing.
So, when you pray, give up your demands, your questions, your appeals and requests and tell yourself or god (or whoever you pray to) all of the things you are grateful for.
Shine a light into your own personal pool of darkness. Think of 3 things, just 3 things you are glad for.
Be thankful. Practice this prayer at least once every day.
Artwork: Aurelia by Daniel G. Rossetti
About the Author
Mari Joanne' Dionne is an AADP Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner of Natural Healing, NLP Certified Life Coach, and Highly Sensitive Person. Read more...
Old World Forgotten Health Terms
Fish-Whole ~ as sound as a fish or healthy
Accoucheur ~ a male mid-wife
Kingsevil ~ a disease or swelling of the cervical lymph nodes
Valitudinary ~ subject to sickness; crazy
Chime-Child ~ a child born on Sunday who was immune to witchcraft, could see ghosts, and was a natural healer
Periblepsis ~ a delirious stare of the eyes
Wormland ~ a churchyard
Green-Sickness ~ a disease incident to virgins; sickly paleness, with green tint of complexion
Tissek or Tissicky Cough ~ a tickling faint cough
Multiplying Medicine ~ an elixer of the alchemists, used in making and multiplying gold
Peat-Reek-Whisky ~ highland whiskey, distilled over peat fires
Belly-Brussen ~ a distended stomach or having a protuberant stomach
Oint ~ to smear with an unctuous substance (usually having to do with painting or disguising something)
Farbed-Up ~ confused
Nyctobasis ~ Somnambulism; to walk in one's sleep
Roozles ~ wretchedness of mind and body
Coolth ~ coolness (opposite of warmth)
Pharmacopolist ~ an apothecary
Laver ~ to wash (before dinner)
Gothicism ~ to be rude or rudeness
Desuetude ~ lack of use
Splay the Bream ~ to cut up that fish
Doctor of Skill ~ a physician
Pimpish ~ dainty in the matter of food (taking in small quantities)
Dendranthoplology ~ the theory that man sprang from trees
Fash ~ care, trouble, anxiety, as in "do not fash yerself."
Satisfy Colon ~ to satisfy one's hunger
Neurasthenia ~ debility or impairment of the nerves
Trollibags ~ the intestines
Cothish ~ faint, sickly, ailing
Fogo ~ a disagreeable stink or smell
With Squirrel ~ pregnant
Pottinger ~ a cook, apothecary, druggist (Scotland)
Pomster ~ a quack doctor; to treat illness without knowledge or skill
Bleflummery ~ vain imaginings
Venefice ~ a practice of poisoning
Weaponsalve ~ a salve that was supposed to cure the wound by applying it to the weapon that caused it
Overset ~ to recover from mental shock
Fordolked ~ wounded
Witchify ~ to bewitch
Wamblecropped ~ humiliated
Naufrage ~ shipwreck
Peffle ~ in a nervous state
Measondue ~ a hospital or poor house
Dead-Nip ~ a blue mark on the body not caused by an injury or any known cause...sometimes called a witch's nip
Sadly On ~ expressing that a person is ill or in a bad way
Whirligigs or Tallywags ~ testicles
Betwattled ~ to be surprised, confounded, out of one’s senses
Blind Cupid ~ the backside
Bone Box ~ the mouth
Dicked in the Nob ~ silly, crazed
Head Rails ~ teeth
Hickey ~ tipsy, hiccupping
Knowledge box ~ a term for the head