I just read an article titled, “The Dangers of Spiritualizing Your Psychological Problems” … boy did that resonate with me. Made me think in a couple of different directions. The first is a joke about spiritualizing problems The Drowning Man … the story starts out like this:
“A fellow was stuck on his rooftop in a flood. He was praying to God for help.
Soon a man in a rowboat came by and the fellow shouted to the man on the roof, “Jump in, I can save you.”
The stranded fellow shouted back, “No, it’s OK, I’m praying to God and he is going to save me.”
Click on The Drowning Man link above if you don’t know the rest of the story.
The second direction my mind took is about confusing emotions and spirit. I’m particularly interested in this as I offer therapy for stress and pain relief.
I explain that emotions are both physical (chemical neuropeptides on cell receptor sites in our body) and also energetic (electromagnetic field, cellular bonds) and are associated with thought memories i.e. accidents, tests at school, ferris wheel, first kiss, etc. The thought memories and the emotions can be stored in the body causing triggers to similar events or simply creating a revolving racetrack that keeps coming back.
Prayer can be one way to help (always pray) but sometimes God works through regular means, through action, through His natural laws and the intelligence and the gifts He’s given to the people He created. It’s one way we get to share in His work of healing.
I help people release emotions through stress relieving bodywork and also through energy healing i.e. EFT (emotional freedom technique) and the Emotion Code. Energy work in the form of Einstein’s E=MC2 physics and biology type of energy work where E is energy, M is mass/matter and C is a wavelength of movement/speed of light. Energy work using tapping pressure, magnets, memory, intention, attention, focus, breathe.
Prayer is spiritual and works beyond the material world. Energy is God’s creation based on the physical laws of matter. Some people get spirit and energy mixed up. I’m trying to find ways to change that. Here is a chart offering 7 reasons why healing doesn’t occur. What are your thoughts? Is it easier to see the difference between spirit and energy?