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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Trust your body, trust yourself

Energy healing vs faith healing: What's the difference?

First, what do we mean by healing?  Healing isn't always about being cured. Healing refers to a revitalizing and regenerative process that can occur on the emotional, spiritual, or physical level.

According to the merriam-webster online dictionary faith is defined as "A firm belief in something for which there is no proof."

There is plenty of proof that energy healing modalities affect the body. Some of the proof is considered scientific evidence as it has been gathered and analyzed using the traditional western scientific method.  Some of the proof is anecdotal, gathered by non-scientists and scientists alike, and reported in their business magazines and published books.

The same dictionary source defines trust as "Assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something."   What is more assured than our bodies ability to heal themselves?  We routinely knit together broken bones,  regenerate new skin and rewire our neural pathways.

Energy healing is about trusting your body to do what it was designed to do.  No faith required.


  1. I'm a firm believer in letting nature take its course, rather than pouring a dangerous cocktail of chemical drugs into my body.

  2. Well done. I am not a pill popper myself and have had fairly good success with my natural life, so far. By far, the faith and knowing when it is time for intervention are my own keys to good health.

  3. @Paula Martin - same here!

    @Jo - Thanks. You're right - knowing when intervention is and isn't required is the key. We each need to listen to our own bodies and make those decisions for ourselves.

  4. I love your posts. I've always been a believer in trusting my body to mend itself, and when given the proper support (and often, even when not), it does just that. It really is a wondrous thing.

  5. I'm totally with you on the self healing! But, I wonder, if the origins of bodily diseases originate from our minds - our own beliefs about ourselves and our body. But the simple act of trusting your own body may be all that is necessary for healing to occur.

    Nice write!

  6. @Word Nerd - thanks! You're right - sometimes we can totally neglect our body and it still manages to right itself. Amazing!

    @Jerred (Jay) - There's some good books out there that explore that very connection - how to heal our bodies by changing our lives. Very interesting stuff!

  7. Great post--like many here--I don't like to resort to some drug to cure my body...although two weeks ago I didn't have a lot of choice--but moved away from it quickly as I could. Nice post. Jenn

  8. @Jenn - thanks! Even when drugs are necessary, you can still use energy healing as a complementary modality - it doesn't have to be either/or.

  9. @Deirdra Eden-Coppel - Wow! Thanks very much for your inspiring comment. I've proudly posted my award at the top of my awards page. Thanks again! :)


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