The healing power of love is so extraordinary that we should be able to bottle it. Actually, we don’t need to because it is freely available anywhere at any time. Yes, it’s on draught right where you are now!
Healing power is more than touch
Physical touch is normally an important part of healing, but that’s only part of the story. Love is, of course, much more than touch. There can be a huge difference between an embrace filled with warmth and one given, say, because it is “the right thing to do”. The first contains the healing power of love, whereas the other is like an empty pot. The same may be said for actions, words and even a glance – it is the underlying intent that conveys the essence.
What is going on below the surface?
It goes without saying that the world at the moment is sick and that there is need for healing on a grand scale. Medicines and vaccines will play a major part in dealing with the pandemic, of course, but at some point the underlying causes need treating, too. In most cultures, it is a tenet of traditional medicine that when conditions are right and in balance there is good health. When there is imbalance, internal or external, there is potential for sickness, and the world has been seriously out of balance for a very long time. The governor of balance is our consciousness, whether that be individual or collective.
Love is movement towards unity of consciousness
Healing is in essence a process that harmonises and unifies. The world has always been troubled with the opposite – divisiveness – and this has manifested so very clearly in world politics in recent times. Divisiveness is a symptom of the ego, or sense of a self that is independent of others. It is this which creates poverty, racism, selfishness and every other human ill. To restore balance, the human race needs to move towards unity, both within itself and with the world of which it is a part.
Mind the cracks
What can we do? One of the ego’s best lines of defence is to blame. When we judge or criticise others, we put ourselves apart from them. Watering the seeds of separateness within ourselves, the cracks in our consciousness grow. This view on life informs everything we think, feel, say and do. Instead, we need to heal the cracks, and love is the wonderful glue that helps to do that. When we notice our thoughts turning judgmental, we send out loving kindness instead. It’s actually not that difficult, so even if we are obliged to stay at home, we can still radiate wholeness and goodness. That’s healing.
Moving towards enlightened living is the theme of Awakening Heart – The Blissful Path to Self Realisation