“And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday: thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.” (Job 11:17; King James Bible Version (KJV).
Condensed Biblical Account of Naaman’s Spiritual Healing:
“Now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great and honorable man in the eyes of his master, because by him the Lord had given victory to Syria. He was also a mighty man of valor, but a leper. And the Syrians had gone out on raids, and had brought back captive a young girl from the land of Israel. She waited on Naaman's wife.
Then she said to her mistress, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy.” And Naaman went in and told his master, saying, “Thus and thus said the girl who is from the land of Israel.” Then the king of Syria said, “Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel.”
Then Naaman went with his horses and chariot, and he stood at the door of (the prophet) Elisha’s house. And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, and you shall be clean.”
But Naaman became furious, and went away and said, “Indeed, I said to myself, ‘He will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leprosy. Are not the Abanah and the Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage.
And his servants came near and spoke to him, and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do something great, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?”
So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. (See complete account in 2nd Kings, Chapter 5, of the New King James Bible Version (NKJV).
In ancient times, spiritual healing came into the human experience from a few prophets who practiced its principles of existence from a spiritual (meta-physical) level of perception, rather than from a material (physical) level of perception. Despite the passage of time, spiritual prophets still exist today, in every part of the globe. We may run across a few such spiritually-enlightened individuals, now and then; but most of humanity’s belief still clings to the material, rather than spiritual, level of thought.
Now, since material being is still the belief of the majority of Earth’s population, spiritual concepts continue to be ignored by the masses. In other words, the universal perception of spiritual-healing practices that the prophets, and disciples of Jesus, revealed to the world more than two thousand years ago, still haven’t been perceived by the vast majority of Earth’s inhabitants.
Completely disassociated from any material substance or other agent of change; spiritual healing is a higher practice than physical science because it doesn’t rely upon any material substance or fleshly belief to heal. It must only be understood before one can heal effectively with it; for its origins have always began and ended in the spiritual realm of being, not the finite, physical realm. Yet, despite the slow acceptance of this higher way of healing, spiritual healing still awaits humanity’s full attention. Thankfully, it has survived the ages, due to those who understand and practice it.
Jesus taught his disciples this spiritual healing practice, but even they had to learn the principles of this gift, which must be understood before spiritual healing can be practiced effectively. These principles begin with one’s perception of the ‘universal Christ’. The universal ‘Christ’ represents the true, spiritual, identity of each of us, (which never dies) as opposed to the material, false sense of identity which seems to end with physical death.
It is important to know that ‘the Christ’ is a universal symbol, or term, that applies to all of us. It represents each one’s ever-lasting identity, as opposed to our temporary, physical-seeming human identity. In this human experience, we only know our temporary, fleshly name. When we are fully awakened spiritually, we’ll remember who we eternally are. Until then, we are to follow the Master, ‘put on’ our own Christ identity, and gradually awaken to our everlasting spiritual identity, just as Christ Jesus did. Whatever our own, ever-lasting spiritual name is, I believe we’ll remember it when we fully awaken from the false sense of materiality, and realize that we had never died, lost conscious awareness, nor ceased to be.
I believe that it was Jesus’s mission to reveal the dual sense of identity to humanity. By his own demonstration, he revealed both his temporary, material identity, (Jesus) and then his ever-lasting spiritual identity (the Christ). Jesus was showing humanity that our material-seeming ‘Adam’ and ‘Eve’ identities were the false material identities; but the universal Christ-identity represents our everlasting, spiritual identities.
By realizing our own ‘Christ’ identity (sleeping deep within the spiritual memory of each of us) we become a new creature. Our awakening, (over whatever time it takes) is to leave the false, material sense of ourselves behind, and take our place as God’s own spiritual sons and daughters. Spiritual healing can then occur when we comprehend our spiritual, (rather than fleshly) selfhood as God’s own spiritual off-spring, safe in the arms of divine Spirit. But, no one knows when each individual child of God begins to awaken to his and her Christly, spiritual Self. This revelation occurs in each individual’s belief system, as one’s own perception of reality changes, from material, to spiritual realization.
A few metaphysical movements and churches around the globe already practice such spiritual healing, as was taught by the disciples over two thousand years ago. Mary Baker Eddy’s, “Christian Science” movement, began in the 1800s. The Mother Church and headquarters still exist in Boston. Joel Goldsmith began as a Christian Science practitioner, and later developed “The Infinite Way” movement, which still works out of California.
There are several other movements that have taken some healing principles from these early churches, and try to mix physical and spiritual methods together. But since spiritual healing depends upon one’s own belief and understanding of God’s forever, invisible presence, mixing one’s belief with contrary beliefs is more likely to cause confusion and be ‘a hit or miss’ proposition…like riding on a teeter-totter: some days you’ll feel up, some days you’ll feel down. So, if spiritual healing doesn’t feel right for you, as yet, it’s best to use whatever physical healing method does feel right for you. Don’t give up on any physical methods that feel right for you, until you fully understand the spiritual method of healing.
Now, when understood and practiced from a purely meta-physical, (rather than physical standpoint) spiritual healing has no equal. So, let me tell you why it works. It works because it is a paradox. Spiritual healing works because in the invisible kingdom of God, there is never anything to heal. God’s Kingdom is always harmonious and forever invisibly present with us, even though we do not perceive it with our limited, material senses of perception. Nothing has ever harmed our heavenly home, nor ever harmed even one hair on anyone’s head, despite all the material evidence to the contrary. No has ever died, or lost any part of themselves. No one ever will. Physical being, whether projecting sickness or health, is still an illusion of materiality and a false identity.
Here’s why any material sense of being is false belief. The Bible says, “For in Him, we live, and move and have our being;” (Acts 17:21; (KJV). But our true being isn’t in a fleshly form. We are God’s spiritual children, forever alive and well, even when we physically feel sick, and even when we seem to die. For when we leave this earthly experience, in what is called death, nothing of us really dies. Our material bodies simply turn into dust and evaporate, for they were never our true bodies to begin with.
We are spiritual, not material beings. Our substance of body is spiritual, not material. We’ve always been spiritual beings. Our physical form was like a car we drove; but although it may be beaten up from a wreck, we were still safe inside, because God’s spiritual children can’t be hurt, or dead.
So, (to repeat) when we ‘pass away’ from this human (material) life experience, we are still, spiritually, intact. We are still intact because we are God’s spiritual children, and we cannot die. Spiritual substance never dies. We are, and always were, spiritual, not material beings. This temporary time we’ve spent in this earthly experience has not hurt us; it was like a school, of sorts…or it’s like going to camp. I’m pretty sure we are in this earthly ‘school’ experience to learn what TO do, and what NOT to do. We are God’s own infinite images and likenesses. We are the divine, spiritual off-springs. We’re in an earthly dream-state to awaken to who we really are, and what we really are.
Here’s a bit more to digest: It’s my strong belief that, to advance spiritually, we must learn to be completely and absolutely non-destructive. For, the kingdom of God would self-destruct from within if there were any destructive elements in it. Nothing can kill, or harm, whatever, nor whomever, God has created. It’s a Spiritual Law to be ever-lasting. This is the reason we’re still asleep in this material-seeming dream of temporary existence. We’re living in a collective dream of materiality, until we begin to awaken from it and purify ourselves of any and all erroneous beliefs that we may be living with in this human experience.
It’s not written down, anywhere that I know, but I believe that we each have to accept the harmony and universal Love of God’s creation; otherwise we’ll delay our awakening. We’ll be human dwellers, (maybe for several human life spans) living with the twins of good and evil for a long, long time. We have to spiritually awaken to all that is good, and reject all that is bad, within ourselves, not the world. For the world is merely made up of what we all collectively make of it. Human reality must awaken to Divine Reality, until all destructiveness has been washed away from us.
Slowly but surely, each year goes by with more and more individuals around the globe perceiving our spiritual, rather than material identities, as individuals awaken to their own ever-lasting Christly-identity. This spiritual consciousness (called the Christ Consciousness) sleeps, deep within each of us. It is our very connection with God.
Many people will go through their material, life experience without yet awakening to their higher, ever-lasting Self. Many other people will begin to perceive this higher Self within their own deeper consciousness during this present life experience. Time doesn’t matter. What matters is that the Christ Consciousness within us knows when we are ready to pursue any spiritual path. Whenever we want to advance spiritually, in any way, that still, small voice will move us in that direction of spiritual advancement.
This innate divine consciousness within us is our real Self. So, sooner or later, when most of our material beliefs of wants and woes fade from our belief systems, we shall all have an awakened consciousness of our higher Selves, and realize that we were never, really, fleshly creatures to begin with…we had just believed that we were. And while we ‘slept’ in our material dream of existence, with all its good and evil material beliefs, we were still, always and only, just whom God made us to be.