Spiritual healing for physical challenges may seem natural to some and ridiculous or doing nothing to others. A growing body of research is finding that it is not so far-out as once thought. Just as flying, landing on the moon, the microwave, the internet or smart cell phones or televisions might have seemed impossible, they have become a natural part of our lives. In Wisconsin, the research of Richard Davidson or Robert Enright on the power of compassion or forgiveness on healing of discords of many kinds, have to give us pause to consider new approaches to healthier living. Consider this excerpt from an article by Keith Womack published in the Utne Reader July 24, 2014 to challenge your thinking about what is possible when you spiritualize your thought:
By Keith Womack–While in a meeting, a newspaper editor, after learning that I practiced spiritual-based healing, said, “Since Christian Science is weird, it … “
The editor stopped mid-sentence, looked at me, and said, “Oh, I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean to say weird. I’m so sorry.”
After the editor apologized several more times, I said, “Forget about it. It’s okay,” and we went back to our pleasant discussion.
The editor’s “Weird” comment reminded me of ’73. In 1973, I was in Brad Shearer‘s kitchen. Brad and I attended high school together. He was a star football player who went on to play for the Texas Longhorns and the Chicago Bears.
While in Brad’s kitchen, I watched as he took a large glass measuring cup and cracked eight eggs into it. After whipping the eggs, he opened the door of a small machine, placed the measuring cup inside, closed the door, and turned a dial. A minute or so later, he opened the door, took out the cup, and began eating the eggs with a fork. Weird!
Weird, because in ’73 I had never heard of, much less, seen a microwave oven. How did those eggs cook in just a minute?
Just as the microwave seemed weird to me in ’73, the thought of providing prayer for illness or pain can seem the same to you when you first encounter it. However, both are effective. Both utilize laws.