We can all do our part to make this world a better place so we can heal both people and the planet in our own individual way.
The first consideration is to not do any harm. Nonviolence is a personal choice about consumerism, environmentally sound domestic practices, conservation and social responsibility. It doesn’t take much to implement mindful philosophy in our own lives.
In our business it can be different. Sometimes we need to consume in order to create and in this consumption we may breach conventional understandings of what healthy environmental conservation might mean. Again this is understandable and our mission should be to minimise violence and consumption of resources where possible.
It’s in our dealings with other people that the opportunity to do some serious healing comes our way. We are all healers and we have the opportunity to make the world a better place through in our interactions on a day-to-day basis with other people.
The first person we need to heal and make sure is in a healthy state is ourselves. Self-reliance requires objectivity. So often we find ourselves deluding ourselves in claiming that we are healthy when deep down we know we’re not.
Stress at any level is the first indicator that we need healing and we need to respect that stressed person can add no value to anybody else. I stressed person is like a virus, their stress spreads and so any attempt a stressed person makes to do any form of assistance or healing will simply make matters worse.
The obvious signs of stress are: judgemental, emotional, righteous, nervous, angry, critical, violent, upset and attached. You may not have imagined that the these would be the first signs of stress but I am suggesting that if you go to a healer who has any of these signs you are going to end up worse than when you walked in. Similarly, if you have any of these symptoms then any person you offer to heal will end up worse than they currently are.
The state required to offer healing to others comes in 4 different mind states: gratitude, presence, certainty and love. In this state healing will take place.
Gratitude: what you appreciate grows and therefore when you are thankful your energy and capacity to heal is maximised. If you are feeling resentful or sad or empathetic with the person you are working with then it is unlikely you will also feel grateful at the same time. Gratitude means gratitude for their illness, their problem, because of their problem, your opportunity to heal, the environment and whatever else is going on at the time. This is a very heightened state of human consciousness.
Presence: there is no past and there is no future this moment of time is the single most important moment. This may not be the truth but during healing absolute presence is required so one must forget the future or the past and focused purely in this moment of time. By doing this or emotion such as happiness, sadness, anger, care and sorrow are eliminated. Being present means no emotion.
Certainty: 3 levels of certainty are required. The 1st is certainty on the part of the patient that you are able to offer healing. The 2nd certainty is on the part of you believing that you can do the healing. The 3rd requirement is certainty that the process or medication or whatever is being used is authentic and will work. This is the certainty that is required for healing to take place.
Love: the power that created the body heals the body. Unconditional love might sound like a high ideal but simply respecting the order that exists higher than the human mind places love in the process of healing. Therefore when giving advice to another person or doing any form of healing it is wise to remember that you are not the ultimate source of that healing that there is a higher power involved.
Gratitude, presence, certainty, love
Whether you are a leader healing a team who have gone through difficult times, a friend helping somebody through an emotional experience or a practitioner offering support in the healing process the 4 characteristics of healing are required.
The 4 pillars of healing creator benchmark for you in your life to know when you are making the world a better place or simply adding emotional fuel to a fire which is making it the worst place. It’s a gateway and a personal check as to whether you’re in the appropriate space.
We are no longer ignorant of our impact on the world, the environment and other people. Our silence does not limit the impact of our thoughts on others. Therefore by understanding the 4 pillars of healing we can understand when we are making things better.
There are 2 sides to everything in nature and therefore the universe. Standing on one side of an argument with an opinion does not automatically create change it simply creates an oscillation of momentum from one side to the other but will not change the fact that there are 2 sides of this argument. Some emotional people may think that by standing in protest with violence and aggression they will cause change but simply what they’ll do is build the strength of the opposite argument until it has the energy and momentum to swing back the other way. The ultimate result of aggression and violence is a momentum swing from one side to the other and then back again to the point where nothing has changed.
Bringing it home
Reading this text might make healing sound easy and available to all but escaping emotion for the purpose of doing good healing is not as easy as it sounds. Rather than aspire to become a 24 7 healer is wiser to think in terms of moments and periods of healing when you achieve the refined state of the 4 pillars of healing. It is not possible to stay in that state 24 7 although some great masters have been able to remain there for extended periods. Our ambition should be to achieve that state at will whenever we choose.