Episode 78 – Do You Want to Be Healed?

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Many of us talk about the conditions in our bodies, minds and hearts that wish were different. But if we are meant to be whole and healthy, and these conditions are still present, what’s going on? We have to ask ourselves, “Do I want to be healed?” In this episode we dig deep to find what healing opportunity – illness/pain in body, unhappy relationship, past hurts, negative ideas, etc. – is before us now, and discern truthfully if we want to be healed. Because while healing can be spontaneous, it often requires changing ourselves in some way (lifestyle, forgiveness, release of addictions/thoughts, etc.), which we resist.

NOTES:

Healing is the process of making or becoming sound or healthy again. All of us were created to be Whole. Dis-ease is not our normal state of Being!

It is tri-fold:

Healing of the body includes the need to heal broken bones, infections, chemical imbalances, aches and pains and more

Healing of the soul/heart includes the need to heal relationships, trauma, unhealthy family dynamics, past emotional hurts and more

Healing of the mind includes the need to heal negative thoughts, negative self-talk, false beliefs and more

Some of us have persistent complaints. Some questions to ask are:

What healing do I need now?

Do I want to be healed?

A very relevant story is about the healing that happened at the pool of Bethesda. Here is a link: https://www.biblestudytools.com/john/5.html

The man at the pool suffered for 38 years!

Healing can be spontaneous (with God all things are possible)

But it usually requires some effort on part like:

•Changing our lifestyle with exercise or diet

•Releasing our addiction to complaining or seeing the world (or us) as missing, wrong or bad

•Choosing Forgiveness

•Going deep and finding a limiting belief or thought

It often requires that we change in some way which is an exercise in Will, which many of us really aren’t willing to do!

In the story, Jesus said to the man, “Get up. Pick up your mat and walk.”

Jesus in the story represents our inner Christ – God in us .

Within each of us is the power to heal and restore Wholeness

Doesn’t console us or take action for us

It simply heals us when we are ready to let it

During the dialogue, I reference a couple stories. One is the black knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. If you aren’t familiar with this scene, here it is:

I also referenced a story that illustrated how one person created healing in his relationship by taking 100% action and not waiting on his wife to do anything. It’s a fabulous story that I paraphrase in the weddings I officiate. Here is a link to it: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-i-saved-my-marriage_b_6958222?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004&fbclid=IwAR1Jvm3XZ2v403t8uC5nqNcpzD-Deeaz-q9EKQwQej1AzmdMUXEht8bDncY

Dialogue and Inquiry

What complaints about your body, mind or heart do you live with in your life? What is underneath those complaints and why are they still here? Be honest!

What healing opportunity is before you now?

Do you want to be healed? What changes would you have to make if any?

What would picking up your mat and walking look like?

What else inspires you about this story?

Closing Thought

Wholeness in mind, body and heart is my birthright. I was created Whole and perfect. Dis-ease in any form is not my natural state. Knowing that God in me heals all afflictions, I willingly align myself with Spirit, and allow Its healing power to be fully active in all areas of my life. If there is a healing need that I am not aware of, I ask to let it be known. I am willing to take the steps in my life to restore myself to perfect Wholeness. Thank you, God!     

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