How we connect to others is a mystery that requires our full attention because as we learn more about others we will know more about ourselves. We delight in knowing some individuals and suffer the presence of others. We feel what they feel and react accordingly. Through this living activity we want to help ourselves and someone else through prayer. This is understandable, for it is natural, since love and caring are built into our hearts, to want to help those who appear to be going through a difficult time in their lives. But how do we do this? …
One extremely powerful and effective way to begin to help another is to send loving thoughts, rather than thoughts of worry or concern. Thoughts are palpable. They are real. They are potent carriers of our personal messages. When they are combined with the most powerful force in the universe love—we can help others infinitely more effectively than by just worrying along with them. The presence of love is a healing presence and provides an environment that allows the activity of Infinite Spirit to flow in its natural way to everyone’s best good. Our own loving thoughts and emotions are dynamic agents for transformation and healing and should never be underestimated.
The genesis of healing is that the real need is not to change this person, although it may seem that way. The need is to change our own thinking-our own perspective—regarding the individual. When we recognize that each soul needs to experience whatever it requires for its own enlightenment, its own growth, true caring and support is present. There's no way any of us can possibly ever know the soul needs of another person, no matter how close that person is to us.
While the physical body is important, when we only associate health with our physical body, we fail to recognize other factors that contribute to our overall well-being. Now we are beginning to recognize that health is influenced not only by the physical body but the spiritual, mental, and emotional bodies, too. Our health is dependent on all four facets, as opposed to just one of the four. The physical body is affected by our emotions, our thoughts direct how we feel, and our energy level sways our mind and our thoughts.
First and foremost, focus on your own boundaries so that you can provide stable support should they ask for help, Psalms 30:02, O Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me. When someone is drowning in the water, it's easier to pull them out if we are in a boat floating on the water. Thus, we can only help them by being on a higher level of energy ourselves. We can see those we care about who are in pain, who suffer, and we want to help them heal through our own deep felt prayers. During our Sunday Healing service, we recite in unison: “I ask this Great Unseen Healing Force To help both present and absent ones Who are in need of help And to restore them to perfect health. I put my trust in the love and power of God.”
Just words for some. To Spiritualists, it means we are actively asking Infinite Spirit to help others in a way that is best for them, in ways unknown to our limited minds that will fulfill their needs according to their universal journey. We trust in the love and power of God enough to allow them their process no matter how difficult it is to watch. It is neither our right or responsibility to manipulate their journey. Continue to send light and love and hold them in your heart space and the healing light force will guide you always.