Awesome Chandni asks: “Regarding healing: If the mind alone can heal the body (and it very well can, as I have happily healed myself), then what is the significance of healing systems like Shamanism, Reiki, etc? In fact, what is the requirement of any external healing at all? If we can easily heal ourselves, why would we need an external healer? I just can’t see the rationale at all of someone going to somebody else for healing, when all the healing actually should start in the mind and can easily be executed in the mind?
Also, regarding negative beliefs, is it enough that we change our perspective? If so, why do many use tapping, EFT, chakra healing, etc?”
The mind can absolutely heal the body, and all healing comes from within. This is true. But, the problem is that most of us have been told for so long that this is NOT how it works, that when we try to just heal ourselves, nothing happens. The belief that it’s that easy is simply no longer there. We’ve replaced it with beliefs such as “We have no control over our bodies”, or “We are at the mercy of our bodies and illness can strike us at any time.” There’s a huge misunderstanding about what illness is and how it can be healed.
That having been said, we are still very capable of manifesting healing, we just have to let it come into our experience in a way that our minds can make sense of. We have to believe in the way. This is why there are so many different methods – they are all ways to allow the healing to take place. For some people, the more painful a healing method is, the more “valuable” it is (to them), and the more likely they are to allow healing to take place. Others need a scientific explanation they can understand. Still others are satisfied if an authority figure with a strong belief assures them it’s going to work.
Healing the body is nothing more than a releasing of resistance, or a shift in vibration from a lower to a higher frequency (higher being closer to the frequency of Who We Really Are, not necessarily higher than anyone else). And again, there are many, many methods to shift vibration. As people are awakening, more and more methods are being born, every day. Shifting perspective, which is the method I personally employ the most, is just one of these methods.
I like to think of all these modalities as tools in my tool box. All tools have their purpose, but certain tools will be more effective in certain situations and with certain people. Some people respond really well to EFT. Others love Reiki. Yet others like the intellectual approach. I have used many different methods and use my intuition on when to utilize which one for whatever belief it is I’m trying to clear. I do the same thing with my clients. I have many tools at my disposal. I don’t use them all each session, or even with each client.
No one method is better than any other
In the end, which tool you use doesn’t matter as long as it works. If the method you’re using makes you feel better, it’s the right one. Just never think that because a method or tool worked for you, that it will work for everyone. In fact, one tool may not even work for the same person in every situation. This is why I continuously search for new tools that I resonate with (that work for me). The more tools I have at my disposal, the more likely it is that I’ll have the right one for the job when the time comes.