A very interesting article published in OM Times written by Deborah King http://omtimes.com/2012/07/healing-versus-curing/
As an energy healer, I am often approached by people looking for a cure to their illnesses and physical ailments. Most have already been to see countless medical doctors to no avail. Naturally, the doctors think in terms of curing the symptoms of a disease through medical procedures and drugs. But it’s equally important to look deeper into the patient to search for the underlying emotional cause, the root of the problem. And even with the best that both traditional and alternative medical systems have to offer, many times no cure is forthcoming.
What is crucial to understand is that “curing” and “healing” are not the same thing. Western medicine focuses on curing – that is, ridding the body of the disease or ailment and returning it to the state it was in before it became ill. Healing involves putting the body in a state better than it was before it was ill, because the origins of the problem that caused the illness have been addressed. Healing deals with so much more than just physical ailments; it encompasses your soul, your spirit, your mind and your body.
Everyone has something in need of healing, whether it is your physical health, your weight, your finances, your relationships, or your overall life balance. No one has everything perfect at the same time all the time, so we are all in need of healing. It is easy when a person is sick to focus solely on fixing their physical body and to ignore their mental, emotional and spiritual health when perhaps that is exactly where the key to healing lies.
You can treat a frequent headache with Advil or Tylenol and the headache will go away. For the moment, the headache is considered “cured.” However, if the stress causing the headache continues and no efforts are made to heal, chances are the headache will reoccur, perhaps even get worse, or the problem could show up in another physical ailment, like high blood pressure. This might be a good time to look into healing and examine closer what is causing the stress in the first place. What steps can be taken to remove this stress or alleviate it from your life so that your body does not respond to it with headaches? The path to healing may involve adding meditation to your life, taking more breaks at work, changing your schedule, eliminating some people from your life, finding more time to be outside in fresh air with nature, taking a warm bath – there are endless opportunities to explore healing methods and there may be more than one method that works well to reduce your stress. The good news is that once the stress is eliminated, then the headaches would be truly cured and healed.
So getting to the root of what is causing the symptoms and pain is what healing is all about. It is a process that is often lengthy and difficult. No one said healing your life would be simple, but it is possible. Traditional western doctors can be our partners in healing. There is much to be applauded by today’s medical advances and modern medicine can do much good for your body. When we are empowered at the soul level as well, however, we can learn to join forces with western medicine in helping to heal ourselves. And that is where the ultimate cure to your mind, body, and soul lies.
About Deborah King:
Deborah King is a Master healer and teacher whose New York Times best-seller, Be Your Own Shaman: Heal Yourself and Others with 21st Century Energy Medicine (Hay House 2011) takes you on a one-of-a-kind journey into the powerful esoteric world of healing.
Deborah travels worldwide, helping thousands of people transform their lives through her experiential workshops. Her online training program, 21st Century Energy Medicine, attracts those who want to become healers for themselves or others. She also hosts a popular weekly Hay House radio show.
Connect with Deborah at http://www.deborahkingcenter.com