The Process of Spiritual Healing

By Val Silver

What is spiritual healing?

Spiritual healing means different things to different people. For some, it is about techniques. To others it means getting "right with God" by subscribing to a set of beliefs and practices. Others equate it with metaphysical healing, based on the belief that physical healing follows the healing of mental and emotional patterns. Specific spiritual healing techniques such as reiki, psychic healing, forgiveness, or invoking angels and helpers from spirit realms is often associated with healing spiritually.

Ideas about spiritual healing and wellness spark controversy because people tend to be heavily invested in their beliefs. For example, when someone asked with a concerned look, "How are you doing spiritually?", what they were really asking me was if I was adhering to a specific set of religious beliefs and expectations. For others, spirituality is the antithesis of religion.

What is rarely disputed is that spiritual healing is a lifelong process of awakening, releasing wounds, and/or forging deeper connections with one's authentic self, others, and the Divine. Often, mentors or practitioners assists the person over time. They may use energy healing techniques, coaching, counselling, and/or spiritual practices to assist the process. 

awakening is discarding who you are not quote by deepak chopra

Spiritual Healing Is Not...

Spiritual healing is not a quick fix.

It is not about a religion or being religious

It is not about specific words or beliefs pertaining to the spiritual realm. Nor is it about trying to change your beliefs, although that may happen as a result of learning, healing, and evolving. 

You may have ideas about the spiritual energy field, but no one really has all the answers. Quantifying our relationship with the Divine and our higher selves ise not within the scope of our words and understanding.

We are all in the process of learning. There is great wisdom to be gleaned from teachers from many traditions. Instead of getting stalled by words and beliefs, overlook what does not resonate with you and/or simply substitute names, words and quotes from your holy books as appropriate.

I would encourage you to get to the spirit of what is being said, instead of how it is said. Mine for the nuggets of truth that can "set you free".

Spiritual healing is not about specific techniques. There are numerous spiritual energy healing techniques, some of which are shared on this site. They serve as tools, or vehicles, to help you heal. 

Healing spiritually does not heal the spiritual level. Our divine higher spiritual selves, the level of knowing and oneness with the Divine at the fifth level of your aura are already well and perfect. The limiting thoughts, beliefs, programs, and reactions we bring to our relationship to Source, and all other living beings who share the field with us, most likely do need healing. 

Spiritual Healing Is...

When we heal our minds, we heal our sense of connection and allow our authentic selves to emerge and shine. 

Healing spiritually is about having access to, and being part of the superconscious or collective unconscious. We are one with all living beings. We are all 'drops in the ocean of God.'  Divine energy is for everyone, in everyone, and favors no one.

you are divine quote by mother meera

It is about being open and willing to learning, possibilities and spiritual awakening. It is about healing and enhancing your mind body spirit and soul connection. It is about connecting with truth within yourself. Intellectual learning may occur, but this learning goes deeper.

How do you know truth? As you allow it, you will know it. I remember reading some spiritual books and jumping up and down saying, "Yes, yes, yes!" from my very soul. It recognized all along that some of what I was taught to believe and practice was a contradiction to truth. 

Truth feels right at the deepest level. It is already inside you waiting to be awakened. It brings with it an inner peace that is unshakable. I have learned that, for the most part, the deepest truth I can speak are the words "I don't know."

To do this means allowing yourself to venture beyond the smallness and limits of your usual thinking patterns and ways of responding. You have to awaken to the truth, authentic truth, that is in you and in the spiritual level. You open to spiritual knowing and wisdom through the urging of intuition within yourself or through the words of others that resonate with your spirit. They can come to you when you use energy healing to raise your vibration.

Sometimes, this allowing and knowing alone brings healing. There is nothing more freeing than releasing limiting beliefs, judgments and attitudes in favor of the truth that sets you free.  As you open to the oneness of all that is, you will naturally and easily open to giving and receiving unconditional love and acceptance of yourself and others. This kind of love holds the highest and purest vibration. This is the essence of spiritual energy healing.

And the energy? You know that too. Everything is energy, living or not. How dense or airy something is, has to do with its frequency, or vibration. Few things give me greater joy than to bring energy through my hands so that others can feel it. The big smile and the wide eyed look on their faces is one of relieved happiness. It is as though they are remembering who they really are as they feel what was forgotten. It is a beautiful thing.


Embracing the process of spiritual healing is a precious, sacred dance between your heart and soul and the Divine. It has nothing to do with religion, although you can use your religion as a tool to help you connect with higher realms. Regardless of whether you use religion, energy techniques, meditation, or other spiritual wellness practices, healing spiritually is about becoming whole through connecting with the energy and wisdom of your soul and the spiritual level of your being.

Spirituality is one of those topics that has the potential to cause great angst or  great healing and personal transformation. Often we have more questions than answers. You may find some answers in my book, One Creation Under God, or perhaps just food for thought. What is most important to remember is that with intent and an open heart, answers become less important while experiencing that connection with the Divine within and in all takes precedence. 

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The Process of Spiritual Healing page updated 04/2022

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