I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Q’uo quote comes from May 29, 1994:

The question today has to do with healing. Many of the newer and more holistic means of healing deal with the body that has to be healed, the mind and the emotional system that has an effect upon the body, and then each one attempts to deal also with the spiritual aspect, which has ascendancy over both the emotional and the physical realms. We are wondering how a healer who is using any particular holistic method to heal might aid the patient to engage the spiritual aspect of the healing so that the healing has a better chance of being successful and so that the roots of the problems are dealt with. Could you give us some information on that?

(Carla channeling)

We are those of Q’uo. Greetings in the love and in the light of the one infinite Creator. It is indeed a privilege to be called to your circle of seeking and we humbly thank each for offering us the honor of sharing our vibrations and our opinions with you. As always, we request that those thoughts which seem helpful to each be retained and that those which do not appear helpful at this particular occasion be released, for we are prone to error, being those who journey with you, but perhaps a few steps further in that infinite journey. With this understood we may speak freely.

The difficulty in speaking about spiritual healing and cleansing is the difficulty common to all attempts to put faith into words. Whereas physical and mental, emotional—we correct this instrument—emotional problems have a large vocabulary of closely fitting words to work with, the issues of spirit must depend upon words such as love and faith which have no objective referent that is at one’s hand to pin down and to create as a fully meaningful term. Words like faith indeed do refer to a real thing, but that reality is at best approximately symbolized by language, for the level of this truth is beyond the reach of words created as tools in dealing with one’s environment.

The entity who is attempting a life lived in faith is perhaps the closest one might come to a fully meaningful symbol of faith. A person who is attempting to love is perhaps the soulful expression of love itself. When that verb which is the seeker seeks to attain the objective of spiritual health, then, there is no set of words that can bring about healing, for the health of spirit is at once always within that entity seeking help, regardless of the outer appearance. However, this health is also most suggestible when there is attained within the seeker the releasing and balancing of all energies which can be felt, and then the simple willing belief of a believer who believes not in the words of faith, but who believes that faith is the appropriate energetic balance.

This is difficult for us to give this instrument, but we would ask each to picture the entity who rides upon the bicycle or the entity who flies the airplane. When the various moments of motion are moving harmoniously, the balance is effortless. To achieve an approximate balance, however, for the newly—we correct this instrument—for the new practitioner is very difficult. The beginner does not know what true balance feels like and has not the ready instinct usually for that point of balance. So it is when a seeker begins to reinvent the life so that the life becomes a life lived in faith.

Structurally speaking, there are two clear portions to working upon spiritual healing or health. The first energy which needs to be worked with by the entity and by a healer who wishes to assist is that portion of the self which could perhaps be seen as muddied or roiled in terms of energetic patterns. The torque of spiritual disease is such that the unhealthy entity that one could say knotted or twisted and then held in that pattern by the energies which wish to untangle that unhealth, but yet each attempt to untangle just close the knot tighter.

This darkness, shall we say, is a darkness which is in the midst of the light which is also perceived as darkness. Therefore, there is no vision within which can tell what of the shadow world of spirit is of health and which is that of disease. Therefore, in the combing out of these tangles the dependency must be not upon precise visualization, but rather upon the willingness of that seeker to lay down all judgment of both disease and health, or of both the darkness which is knotted and that great darkness of spirit which is the rightful realm of the healthy and balanced spiritual seeker.

The right ways of working to release these tightly held points of disease are those which heavily move into symbol, both the use of symbols and the general willingness to work with parallel healing modes, with the realization that the cleansing of the mode used is specifically intended and desired to be reflected within the patterns of energy of the individual as spiritual counterparts. So that perhaps an entity seeking to release old mind and old unhealth of spirit might put the self upon some sort of fast or diet, this being specifically stated within and repeated often as one form of cleansing which is reflected into the spirit; as the parallel of the body is cleansed, so the paralleled spirit also becomes more cleansed and less full of substance.

As a healer wishing to aid this process, one may work within one’s experience and thought to achieve methods found by one particular healer to be efficacious. These might include, for instance, the aiding of that patient to achieve a more suggestible state, or hypnosis. In this state, then, the healer may take the entity to a point between incarnations where the higher self is a voice available to and able to respond to questioner and questions so that the healer might gently request the higher self be asked by the patient if this entity is indeed ready to experience healing. In other words, is that lesson for which this distortion was necessary now learned; if not, may there be some thought upon this. Thusly, that entity’s higher self may give impressions and words within the hearing and control of that patient.

Alternately, a healer might choose, when a hypnotic state was achieved, simply to speak in terms of lessening fear by means of extending the range of the viewpoint. This entity recalls the story told her of a patient whose ulcers were life-threatening. In hypnosis this entity was told that the entity sat on the side of a large planet, a ball whirling in space. The scope of time, the reaches of spaces were piped into the inner world of this entity. Those concerns which seared and burned within could more and more be seen to be of less import because of the widening of the viewpoint from this moment and this place to an infinite sweep of time and space.

The group question for this session was: “We are wondering how a healer who is using any particular holistic method to heal might aid the patient to engage the spiritual aspect of the healing so that the healing has a better chance of being successful and so that the roots of the problems are dealt with?” Q’uo began by saying that physical, mental, and emotional problems that might need healing can be described by words, but spiritual problems can only be described by the concepts of love and faith. Q’uo continued by saying that spiritual healing is always within the seeker regardless of outer appearances, and can be achieved by the releasing and balancing of all the energies that can be felt, and then having the faith that these energies have been balanced. Then Q’uo said that this balance is difficult to achieve because the beginner doesn’t know what it feels like, and this is like the seeker beginning to reinvent the life so that its life becomes that which is lived in faith. Q’uo went on to say that the first energy of spiritual disease that needs to be worked upon by the healer and the one to be healed is a combination of that which is spiritually healthy and that which is spiritually unhealthy which are tangled together in a kind of darkness, and the best way to work with them is to release all judgements of health or disease. Q’uo continued by saying that one way to heal spiritual disease could be symbolically approached by putting the body on a fasting diet, which is stated as an intention and repeated often, so that as the body is cleansed, and the spirit is also cleansed of the diseased substance. Q’uo also said that hypnosis could be used to ask the higher self if the lessons that this disease represents have been learned so that healing may occur, or if they have not been learned then the patient should give this serious thought. Then Q’uo said that hypnosis could also be used to take the patient to a higher viewpoint in space to look back upon the difficulties of its disease as growing less significant in the overall view of time and space. On October 17, 1991, Q’uo gave a general description of the healing process:

Perhaps firstly we should say, that unless an entity wishes to be healed, just at that moment and just by that person, it is a far better thing to relinquish that opportunity of healing. For the healing must take place at a level of very high trust. Open heart to open heart, so as the patient reckons with itself and finds that it does indeed feel that it still needs this apparent disease, that is alright. That is acceptable. It is not necessary to take damaged entities and refurbish them for the entire chemical engine of your physical being, though very wide in a cellular way, will not respond to that which the Higher Self does not feel that that entity needs or wants on a deeper level. And once again patience of the cycles of the year: the gleaning of the harvest, the darkening of the days, the rejoicing when the sun starts once again to make a lighter and brighter world for the eyes and for the hearts of all.

Another entity might wish to use the conscious technique, that is, the patient remaining conscious of the tones sung or the prayers offered. In doing these chantings, or singings, or sharing energy in some other way, the healer and the patient are together seeking to release the disease by these energetic displacements, not of thoughts but of tones and so forth which have for the healer the ability to carry prayer, the energy of prayer. For what is a prayer? When one wishes to aid the spiritually ill one truly needs to be able to speak of prayer in a way which is flexible, but yet which holds for the healer that ring of authority which indicates experience, which the healer does have. So perhaps it is well to look at prayer.

But this moves into the second portion of the material we hope to share at this working. Before we leave the first there is a bit more to be said. What is this knotting that indicates that the shuttle of spirit is not in good working order? The simplest term is fear. The spiritually ill entity has moved into an isolation, a place alone within which the entity is unforgiven and unnurtured. This isolation is crushing and once entered is very difficult to see, much less to work with. So, the energies of the healer pour like a blessing over this wounded spirit, lessening the isolation. However it is an infringement on the free will of the spirit being healed to substitute one’s own faith for the faith of the patient, so the healer who wishes to be of benefit must work on itself, offering, too, itself those energies of forgiveness and wholeness. And in this offering to self, opening and sharing this purifies emotion of an at-one-ment with the patient.

Simply to say, “All things are love and love casts out fear,” is in almost all cases inadequate. Perhaps one entity might hear and understand in a moment of realization that truly love casts out fear, but to the ailing spirit, such encouragement usually is received as if it simply constituted another pressure which was painful, the feelings of inadequacy and helplessness continuing and perhaps even growing. It is well to be humble and silent before or in the face of the temptation to overstate or speak too much. However, there are an infinite number of ways to create within the self of the healer that dynamic balance to forgiveness and love which may far better speak to the spiritually ill.

This instrument is concerned that it is not picking up all that we are offering, but we ask this instrument to quit being so picky and move on please. We are teasing this instrument.

Once that fear that isolates and anguishes the patient has been addressed, once the way has been to some extent cleared, then the healer moves to the darkness of spiritual hell, still in that place of mystery where faith is born, but now is free because of having addressed and bid farewell to fear. Into this environment may prayer come.

The one known as D has offered the information that although the spiritual illness can now be to some extent determined or found, yet there has not been a corresponding mode of healing with the exception of prayer. Again, this is because the spirit, while acting as a shuttle for energies into the physical and mental and emotional bodies, is not in direct contact with energies within the instinctual body and mental frame of individuals upon planet Earth, but rather can be reached roundabout, or so it seems to those within third density. The praying seems roundabout because one is praying to forces or essences within the world of spirit. And then that energy which lies without the sphere of Earth is persuaded to enter into the tangle to breathe balance into it. However, in actuality prayer is the most direct way of healing, for true healing is the restoration of all energies to their rightful balance.

But how to pray and how to aid patients in praying? Firstly, we would suggest that it be told to patients who are interested in helping themselves in this wise, concerning the physical place where he or she might pray, where in a specific environment shall the prayers be, how long shall they be given, of what shall they consist, thereby aiding the seeker in its growing ability to visualize this as a real and efficacious healing mode. For those among your peoples, for the most part, do not have the daily prayers, do not have the praying without ceasing, and if neither the daily repetition of prayer, or the constancy of prayer are things which the patient is familiar with then the suggestion to pray leaves the patient in a vulnerable position, feeling alone and inadequate. Thusly, the healer aids by making a place in time and space where the outer form might be observed. Thusly can a healer move the patient into that mental and emotional feeling of “I can do this.”

It is seemingly merely working with details to get down to basics to decide which chair to use or what time of day to make for prayer time, yet these down-to-earth details truly do aid in the formation of faith. Now, prayer could be said to be that tune which, though unheard, is the tune of hope. Prayer can be said to be that inner flower which bears the scent of love. Prayer can be talked about indirectly by speaking of the beauty of a poem or a rose. Prayer is a form of communication whose object is one with its subject. The prayer, in reaching to the infinite Creator, reaches within. The self talking to the greater Self, this is the structure which seen from the outside may be said to constitute the house of prayer. The actuality is that that seemingly far away source of unity which Love itself is, lies within, so the journey of prayer is a journey from self to the greater Self within, then circling back to form the unending circle between prayer and prayer, that is between the one who prays and the object of prayer.

It is not that we are saying that people pray to themselves, rather we are saying that…

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…to which people pray lies within, for as the illusions of manifestation are progressively cast aside, that which is uncovered is already holy ground, and that far away Creator of one who fears is in reality that imminent presence which is the internal truth of all, shut away from the heart’s awareness by that door which the seeker is always able to open but has not discovered the way to, or the key for it.

Thusly, it is well for the healer to speak some words concerning this practice of the infinite presence of that one great original Thought, that Logos which is Love and which is the One infinite Creator. In your Holy Bible it is written that the one known as Jesus states, “I am come that you may have life and have it more abundantly.” This abundance of life is that which is the healthy spirit. When you have been able to, as healer, to place within the seeker’s hands these basic concepts, then the healer’s job is done insofar as communication with the seeker. From this point onward the healer may pray and know that presence within and offer this state of prayer to the infinite Creator on behalf of the patient, and the seeker who is the patient may begin to create for itself a life which is transformed. But this transformation shall come not visibly, not plainly, but rather from inside out.

Now Q’uo said that chanting, singing, or praying is a way to begin the healing process, but before exploring prayer Q’uo wanted to return to the concept of the knotting process–of that which is spiritually healthy with that which is spiritually unhealthy–and is caused by fear because the one to be healed feels isolated and alone and unable to forgive itself. Then Q’uo said that the healer must go through the same process of forgiving itself so that it purifies itself in order to become one with the patient, and once this is done the healer can move into the place of spiritual mystery where healing might be done in faith because of having addressed and bid farewell to fear, and into this environment may prayer come. Q’uo went on to say that prayer is the most effective way of healing because it invokes the essences in the world of the spirit which breathes balance into the tangled knot to restore all energies into their rightful balance. Then Q’uo said that the healer must help the patient to find the proper place and time to pray on a daily basis in order to speak to the infinite One which is actually the greater Self within the self that gives the patient contact with the healing power of Love. Q’uo completed their response by saying that when the healer has given the patient this process of prayer then the healer has completed its work with the patient, and thereafter may offer its prayer to the infinite Creator on behalf of the patient so that the patient may create a transformed life that comes from within itself. On April 18, 1993 Q’uo spoke of the way prayer aids healing:

Thus, prayer creates the introduction into the mind/body/spirit totality of an entity of the original flow. However, this flow is moving along the spiritual, rather than the physical, of the bodies. It therefore moves through blockage, confusion, and so forth, wherever it finds it. This free flow of the energy sought and found in prayer has the tendency to entrain the flow of the physical vehicle, so that the physical energy of flow tends to be restored.

Now, when an entity wishes to be a healing presence, not only for one physical vehicle or one mental, emotional, or spiritual aspect of a consciousness, but for the world at large as this instrument would say, or for some group larger than one entity, the prayer is working upon the mental, or in some cases, emotional vehicles of that group entity, and in some few cases, on the physical manifestation of that group entity. So, whether the healing is for an individual or group consciousness, the prayer has in its answer an equally effective agent of health.

Were entities to turn, whenever they found themselves in a worried or puzzled state, to intercession, thanksgiving, and praise, that is, to various forms of prayer, they would find, over a period of time, two things: firstly, that their frame of mind had become more balanced; secondly, that the problems that were so worrying somehow had taken a turn for the better in that they begin to be perceived as less worrisome. Turning to prayer is an appeal or shifting of the attention to that original pattern, which is forever mysterious but is also forever unified and whole.

It is a habit hard to cultivate, difficult to regularize, and impossible to adjudge in any provable way. However, that instinct of consciousness is a gift which may remind each in time of trouble to ask for help. Asking, praying—this is the secret. For as one devoutly hopes, has faith, and prays, so shall one’s health be established.

There is much which might be added upon this interesting subject, however, we are aware that we have talked overlong, and at this time we would move on in this session by transferring this contact to the one known as Jim. We thank this instrument and leave it in love and in light. We are those of Q’uo.

This morning I drove to Nashville to visit Anna, her husband, Brandon, and their new kitty, Hibachi. It took a little longer to get there than it should have because Siri took me to the incorrect address on the south side of Nashville, and Anna said that they lived on the north side of Nashville, so Siri finally it the address right on the second try. We had a great time together talking about our life paths in various ways and enjoying Hibachi playing with all of us in one way or another.

This afternoon we enjoyed a great lunch out at a new vegan restaurant, and then returned back to their house where Anna and I listened to Carla channel Ra while seeing the words being channeled for Session #37 on Anna’s television screen. We had a great time together, and I look forward to our next visit. My trip home was also longer than expected as there was a good deal of stop and go traffic due to construction on the road that reduce three lanes to one.

From A Book of Days, channeled by Carla L. Rueckert:

July 7

The Universe Is Your Womb

I am the spirit of Jesus the Christ in the world today and I greet you in the full consciousness of divine Love.

The night sky is an image which we may connect to the womb of the soul. The stars are sliding by in infinite number, their points of light flashing as jewels and moving away, then, at speeds which are impossible to express with tongue or measure.

It is in the starry womb within the silence of your being that peace, confidence, and trust in that perfect Love which Jesus brings are expressed. Rest in that womb and realize that you have yet to be born and that this universe and all that you see before you is indeed your womb.

To become a true child of the universe will be strange and new and certainly un-peaceful. Therefore, rest back in the true nature of womb silence and feel that peace which passeth all understanding, for in the darkness of the womb of the Father-Mother-God shall you be created and shall you create.

We leave you in the peace and the love of Jesus the Christ, now and forever. Amen.

I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight:

We come in the name of love and open our hearts, minds, and souls to send love, light, and healing energy to Mother Earth as she brings forth a new Earth in the fourth density. We ask that the infinite love, light, and healing energy of the One Infinite Creator heal the hearts of all souls in pain on Earth tonight. May all souls on Earth feel our love, light, and healing energy in their hearts, their minds, and their souls. Amen.