Archive for January, 2011

A Golden Cord

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Valerie Hunt, known for her long history of research and work with human energy fields (based at UCLA) has described her understanding of the healing transaction,

“Hands-on and healing by one’s presence emphasize the transaction between two people, each with an intent – one to become well and the other to serve as a catalyst.  I believe the best healer does not attempt to heal; that belongs to the healee.  But rather, the healer intends to present a positive, enlightened presence to manifest a strong, radiant, complete field to nourish and encourage the ill field to change.  Ideally, the transaction should reinforce the healing response with the desire to heal oneself.  This means that the patient must tap into personal strengths rather than weaknesses. . . The healer must provide a model of vibrant life.  Who and what he is, is as important as his ability to ‘run energy’, select vibrational spectrums, and direct it to the ill areas.  Such is a powerful charge.”

(Infinite Mind:  Science of the Human Vibrations of Consciousness, p. 267).

Some friends carry on a distance correspondence which could be called  “The Golden Cord”.  We are united by this cord which stretches between us, wherever we are.  When one of us needs support or love, they reach out to the other, who provides it.

I am sure that we are all connected by such a golden cord, that we are both healers and healees in turn, and that our healing work together and individually is creating a pattern of golden cords which unites us all.

Gratitude as Energy

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

In the many books and articles that I have read about the healing process, one thing recurs over and over again – the need for us as healers and receivers of healing (and the two are so very dynamically intertwined) to be daily and deeply grateful.  Grateful for all that we are and all we are able to do.

Gratitude seems to be such a powerful energy, helping to wipe away some of the cynicism and pain that we carry around with us; helping to remind us of all that we are capable of.

The Buddhist teacher, Sharon Salzburg, said this:

“In every moment of our existence, our potential is vast.  Inherent within us is an immense possibility for awareness, courage, dedication, and love.  However, many of us are conditioned to remain in a state of apparent helplessness, convinced that we cannot accomplish what we want.  Our hearts shut down.  We say to ourselves:  ‘I can’t do that, I am not capable of that.  I’m not strong enough.  I don’t have the ability’.  In time, theses beliefs about ourselves solidify into an image of who we are.  And we become bound to the part, to the ways in which we may have failed, and to an inner sense of not being capable.  Sadly, we basically overlook and discredit the power of our own great potential.  We forgot who we truly are.”  (A Heart as Wide as the World, p. 14).

And one thing that we truly are – are healers.  We all have the capacity to support the healing of others.  It has been said that our socialization, including cultural and religious training, have caused us to attribute healing potential to others, but to be afraid to claim it for ourselves.

I encourage you to remember that aspect of who you are, and to continue to send energy and prayers of healing to those that need them, knowing that the impact is real.

Brian Swimme, The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Briane Swimme, who explores how we can understand evolutionary cosmology, has said,

“The true significance of the discovery of the quantum vacuum is the new understanding it provides concerning the reality of the nonvisible.  I say nonvisible rather than invisible, for many things are ‘invisible’ to us and yet are capable of being seen.  Individual atoms are too small for the unassisted human eye to detect but such atoms can be seen if they are magnified sufficiently.  The nonvisible, on the other hand, is that which can never be seen, because it is neither a material thing nor an energy constellation.  In addition, the nonvisible world’s nature differs so radically from the material world that it cannot even be pictured.  It is both nonvisible and nonvisualizable.  Even so, it is profoundly real and profoundly powerful.  The appropriation of the new cosmology depends upon an understanding of the reality and power of the nonvisible and nonmaterial realm.

In contemporary physics and the nonvisible realm is not pictured or given any sort of geometric form.  It is rather depicted mathematically and is referred to with such words as ‘quantum fields’, ‘quantum potential’. . . For simplicity, I want to refer to this nonmaterial realm with a single phrase. . . I use ‘all-nourishing abyss’ as a way of pointing to this mystery at the base of being.  One advantage of this designation is its dual emphasis: the universe’s generative potentiality is indicated with the phrase ‘all-nourishing’, but the universe’s power of infinite absorption is indicated with ‘abyss’.

The universe emerges out of all-nourishing abyss not only fifteen billion years ago but in every moment.  Each instant protons and antiprotons are flashing out of, and are as suddenly absorbed back into, all-nourishing abyss.  All-nourishing abyss then is not a thing, nor a collection of tings, nor even, strictly speaking, a physical place, but rather a power that gives birth and that absorbs existence at a thing’s annihilation.

The foundation of reality of the universe is this unseen ocean of potentiality.  If all the individual things of the universe were to evaporate, one would be left with an infinity of pure generative power.”

(The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos, from p. 97-100).

It is this “pure generative power” that is available to us all for healing on both individual and collective levels.  Every time we consciously choose to do so, (and even when we are unconscious of our thoughts and intentions) we participate in that “all-nourishing abyss”.

May our thoughts, prayers, intentions, energies contribute to healing and transformation.