What is True Healing?
The Unseen Therapist doesn't define healing as we do. Her version is more powerful because she aims at the ultimate cause of all ailments ... the belief in separation.
We tend to think of healing in terms of the body. That is, we think healing occurs when tumors subside, headaches vanish, pains fade, vision improves and so on. Accordingly, we spend vast amounts of money for pharmaceuticals, hospitals, surgeries and radiation, all of which are aimed at improving the health of the body.
And none of this actually cures anything.
Sure, we may get welcome bodily relief along the way and that may seem to be a cure. However, until we recognize who we really are, there will always be another ailment that waits around the corner to replace the one that just subsided. This endless cycle of temporary "cures" repeats itself over time as our bodies age, organs diminish and we appear to eventually die.
True healing is of the mind, not physical
By contrast, The Unseen Therapist thinks of healing in terms of the mind. This is clearly stated in the materials from A Course In Miracles.
"Psychotherapy is the only form of therapy there is. Since only the mind can be sick, only the mind can be healed. Only the mind is in need of healing. This does not appear to be the case, for the manifestations of the world seem real indeed."
"As all therapy is psychotherapy, so all illness is mental illness." Both quotes are from the Introduction to Psychotherapy: Purpose, Process and Practice
Think about it. It is our minds that chose the belief in separation. It wasn't our toes, lungs or kidneys. And thus it is our mind that manifested the body (the ultimate symbol of separation) and its pains, pleasures, traumas, fears and the like.
To reiterate the findings of our premiere scientists...
...separation is impossible.
At the atomic level everything is connected into a large Oneness soup. Our seemingly separate bodies, then, reflect a nonsensical belief in the impossible. Accordingly, the mind that believes this is in need of correction.
This correction is the healing goal of The Unseen Therapist. As we gradually recognize that our bodily experience is a dream then Spiritual Peace (Love) can enter our systems and cure everything. Actually, cure is not really the right word. Properly understood, our physical ailments will fade as it is recognized that they are fictions.
Does this mean that we should forsake all human remedies and retreat to a mountain top where we can live forever in a "Bliss Abyss?" That's a choice, of course, but it seems a bit impractical for most people. Easier to start with a few simple principles and move our way up the Spiritual Ladder in a step-by-step manner. That's what the Optimal EFT Lessons and Refinements are all about.
Oh my! Do we have to give up our bodies to attain this level of healing?
No. In fact, spiritually evolved people need to be here in bodily form to counsel others along this path. This way they are more easily seen and their messages more readily understood by those in need.
Is it necessary that we do Optimal EFT jointly with other people?
It is desirable ... but good results can be obtained by doing this solo (on yourself).
In the bigger picture, however, Love is best when shared and that is why working together with someone can enhance results ... sometimes dramatically. Please note that both the therapist and patient bring limitations with them. This is stated in this quote from the Course in Miracles material.
"Healing is limited by the limitations of the psychotherapist, as it is limited by those of the patient."
From Part III of the pamphlet, Psychotherapy: Purpose, Process and Practice.
First, therapists cannot draw any more from the Unseen Therapist than they believe they have and that depends on how well how well they deal with their own Guards at the Gate.
Second, patients cannot receive any more than their readiness allows and that readiness, again, is limited by their own Guards at the Gate.
Remember, the feisty little Guard at the Gate is very fearful of the Oneness represented by The Unseen Therapist and is very clever at presenting obstacles that serve to close the gate. He is a master at distraction. His multiple tools include....
- Distracting thoughts.
- Physical discomforts.
- Procrastination re: doing your Optimal EFT procedures.
- Involving you in resentments, fears and guilt that contradict your spiritual pursuits.
And all this is reinforced by our senses that erroneously report a separated world ... 24/7.
Fortunately, the Optimal EFT Lessons and Refinements are designed to assist all healing personnel in this regard. However, they will not do so by themselves. Diligence is required.
Surface Healing vs. True Healing
While True Healing is our ultimate goal, we must be realistic and accept that we are simply entering a path in that direction. The destination is not ours yet and we will certainly make our mistakes along the way. Thus, even though some of your earlier attempts at healing may appear substantial, the likelihood is that they do not yet reflect True Forgiveness and thus represent a form of Surface Healing.
This is okay. You haven't done it "wrong." Nor are you defective, inadequate or any of the other labels we sometimes lay upon ourselves. You simply have more to learn. There is no hurry. Take one step at a time. Walk on velvet with the understanding that The Unseen Therapist has infinite patience. Love has nothing to do with time so stub your toe and try again. Enjoy the process and giggle a bit along the way.
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