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Health & The Process of Healing

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It is not difficult to change a dream when once the dreamer has been recognized

— A Course in Miracles

Health & The Process of Healing

Healing is a process of Mind illuminating mind (see the page “How Does Emergence Care Produce Such Incredible Results?”) Your body, as well as all physical form—the entire universe—is created, or projected from a level of Mind that is unconscious to us all. What we experience as life projects from what are deeply unconscious processes that we seem unable to understand or influence. Much of what projects from Mind cannot be changed, and attempting to change it leads to suffering. You’re a man with brown eyes. You’re a woman with black hair. Perhaps you think you’re too short or too heavy. Maybe you think you were born at the wrong time. You’re healthy. You’re sick. You’re a this or a that, you’re not this and not that. Regardless of what appears at this level of experience, it projects from an unconscious level of mind.

 At the conscious level of life, you can’t change your eye color or your height. Your eye color and your height pop out of the unconscious Mind, and you experience what pops out with your conscious mind. Healing is a process of unifying the elements of this deeply unconscious Mind so that what projects from it—namely you—can project from it in the most graceful manner possible. Some things can’t be changed, some can. Healing doesn’t mean that you get what you want, but it absolutely means that you want what you get. You don’t have to like it, but it’s easier when you love it.

Emergence Care recognizes that all healing is of the mind. Quite literally, Emergence Care is based on the fundamental that merging Mind into mind, or Higher Self into lower self allows mind (your personal identity) to change and grow in a way that’s best for you. The Higher Self or Mind holds all possibilities. If your receiver, or conscious mind, is often tuned to a station that plays old reruns in which bad things happen to you due to forces beyond your control, you’ll continue to get what you’ve always gotten until you change your mind to allow for an experience of Mind to illuminate your mind. And this is forever and always a choice. Emergence Care can’t make this choice for you, but it can remove the blocks to the awareness of Love’s Presence so that you begin to desire to merge with the Beauty, Love and Truth of who you are, rather than predominantly identifying with the pain and suffering of your life. Healing is the choice to allow your seemingly separate and individual existence to be informed by your Higher Self. As long as the decision for your Higher Self remains buried in your unconscious, healing remains impossible in a meaningful and lasting way. When you choose consciously for your Higher Self, your life may change in ways unprecedented. Your attitudes become more flexible, your intuition clearer, your mind more accepting and peaceful, your body more relaxed, your posture more open and upright, your experience of being a meaningful part of something greater than yourself finally realized.

Emergence Care is part of the dawn of what is still a faint light in this world. The magnitude of your Higher Self is brighter than a thousand suns, but seems to be a dim, distant memory when we choose to focus on the darkness. Through the application of Emergence Care, the brilliance of your Higher Self can be revealed to you, lighting your way. This doesn’t mean that you’ll no longer experience pain and unwanted circumstances. What pops out of the unconscious Mind continues to project, and does so without anyone’s consent. We don’t get a vote on what happens, but changing our mind about what happens is ultimately what leads to an experience of unshakable inner peace regardless of outer events.

As we heal, our investment in having events and circumstances turn out the “right” way, our way, diminishes as we begin to realize that these investments often don’t pay the dividends we’d hoped for. Healing involves merging with what we’ve resisted in ourselves and others. Healing involves going beyond stories of right and wrong, of good and bad, of what happened and who did what and how it should have been different. Healing requires acceptance. It leads to knowing yourself and others in a whole new way. Healing by its nature becomes effortless. It’s available to everyone equally. The process of healing will lead you to make new choices and to give wholly new meanings to the events along the way.

An important part of the healing process involves a willingness to allow what has been long denied and repressed to rise to the surface, to the light of awareness, so it can be integrated and no longer kept separate in the mind, and therefore the body. Healing is joining. Quite literally, what’s being joined with is that which has been repressed. Repression is a mental process, and the integration of what has been repressed happens in the mind. Therefore, healing is of the mind. Repression, the maintaining of walls in the mind, requires a tremendous expenditure of energy. The chronic tension that we experience in our minds, emotions and bodies as armoring is precisely the experience of repression at the mental level being projected into the physical level. It’s common for people to experience some degree of physical and emotional discomfort when what has been long buried in the unconscious begins to surface within the mind.

It’s possible to confuse the healing process with regression rather than progression, especially if “old” thoughts, feelings and pains resurface. Healing happens only when we relinquish the illusion that mind can dictate to Mind what’s best. Healing is severely limited when we direct and control the process with our minds, believing that we know what’s best. And we want to believe that we know, even when the choices that we as people make reflect a profoundly disconnected world in which sickness and suffering are the norm and the overcoming of it comparatively uncommon. Healing involves a willingness to experience temporary periods of turbulence as the undigested pain and suffering in our minds and bodies is brought to the Healing Light of our Higher Self, where it is reinterpreted for us as a necessary part of life rather than something that shouldn’t have happened and caused our problems and unfortunate circumstances.

Ultimately, when what has been repressed is healed within the mind, the lower case “m” mind, the personality itself, which is the result of repression, slowly disappears, allowing the Higher Self to emerge. It’s when this transition begins to occur that your life truly begins to change. It’s when Mind illuminates mind to the extent that mind begins to yield to Mind that the process of healing can be said to occurring in a deep, lasting and transformative way. Healing doesn’t mean that you enter a state of denial and repression, it is the overcoming of this state. Nor does it condone suffering or suggest that you simply accept your fate and take no action. Healing is not an abnegation of responsibility, but rather the acceptance of a much greater responsibility that cannot be understood by the intellect, which is an attribute of the personality and is incapable of understanding what healing, or the undoing of itself, is. As the process of healing deepens, your ability to take action motivated by love, by the Higher Self, develops and the ability to react from fear gradually diminishes. Healing, then, is the overcoming of the repression of the Higher Self and the dissolution of the lower self. As we heal, we gradually learn to trust the Voice of our Higher Self and know that what happens in life is happening for us, not to us. Healing, by its nature, creates a love and respect for life and inspires others.

Said succinctly in A Course In Miracles: The secret of salvation is but this: That you are doing this unto yourself. No matter what the form of the attack, this still is true. Whoever takes the role of enemy and of attacker, still is this the truth. Whatever seems to be the cause of any pain and suffering you feel, this is still true. For you would not react at all to figures in a dream you knew that you were dreaming. Let them be as hateful and as vicious as they may, they could have no effect on you unless you failed to recognize it is your dream (T-27.VIII.10).

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