A Study in Renaissance, Chapter 5
How does healing relate to truth and perception? Let’s take a look. We all formulate perceptions about the world we live in. It is the programming that runs in the background, formulated by years of experiences: what we have been taught, how we were raised, etc. We also formulate perceptions about ourselves: who we think we are, how we want to project ourselves to others, the shame or embarrassment we feel about past choices or experiences. This forms the many subconscious programs running on our hard drive, reflecting back to our conscious mind “who we are.”
These subconscious programs erode our self-esteem and lead us to self-destructive choices, like smoking, drinking, drugs and poor diets. They add to the baseline anxiety, always running, releasing stress hormones that force our immune system into submission. Many years of self-destructive choices and suppressed immune systems can lead to disease. But are these subconscious programs really aligned to truth?
We are spiritual beings temporarily in an experiential learning field…to learn. All we have is all we have learned and it is all we will take with us when we return to our spirit world. Karma is the learning of both sides, the yin and the yang of all things. Otherwise, our learning would only include one side and not the other and our understanding would be imbalanced. The healing comes with a realigning to the truth of who we really are, the sudden internal balancing of the underlying programs, at least to the degree that the body can completely respond and heal itself. It is all done from within, but for some people may require an outside focal point to help them make the shift.
It is the seeker who creates the event, the aligning to Self-truth from within themselves. The “healer” serves as the outside focal point for others to heal them selves, and may prescribe the herbs necessary to help the body to rebalance. The truth can be derived through the ability to “connect the dots” to give the understanding, or can be an independently pure “knowingness” of the Self-truth, depending on the character of the person being healed.
The healing techniques can be absurd and defy reason, but are successful because of the external focal point used by the healer that creates the conditions allowing the seeker to accept the change. It is a capitulation to something that makes sense to the individual, creating a holographic perception for change; something they can see and believe in, regardless of what outsiders may see or think.
The desire to be one of the many who say the technique works may play into the contrived or perceived perception relating to their pain. But in the end, all healing comes from within ourselves, leaving the illusions behind, aligning to a reborn understanding of Self!
We recommend that you now return to the book, The Augmentation of Man, A Study in Renaissance, and read section that corresponds to the title and chapter of this blog. Allow time to contemplate, re-read as needed. Have patience, it does get easier. This translation is reflective of our current level of understanding. Perhaps you can find an even more profound one!