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5 Types of Spiritual Healing And The Dark Side of It

Types of Spiritual Healing

Just think of it this way: if you had a blistering sore oozing blood and puss … would you really achieve much by covering your eyes and pretending to ignore it? No. The pain and infection would still be there.

Would you really heal by pretending the sore wasn’t yours or by making it someone else’s responsibility to look after?

No. You’d still carry that sore with you everywhere. It wouldn’t go away any time soon. The only way to heal that blistering sore is to face it, accept it, and find ways of alleviating your suffering – not as a way of trying to escape your reality – but as a form of self-love. This, to me, is true spiritual healing.

So when it comes to spiritual healing, please be mindful of these traps and practice healthy caution. Critical thinking skills and radical self-honesty are so vital in this day and age.

Read: From Mindfulness To Meaningfulness

What I’ve Learned

I’ve been guilty of using spiritual healing as a way to try and escape my suffering before. As a person who has wrestled with anxiety for years, I have often fallen into the trap of trying to spiritually bypass my suffering through fluffy feel-good thinking or methods that promise to instantly “get rid” of anxiety. It doesn’t work. Trying to put a band-aid on a festering sore will only make it worse.

Resisting your reality, even in a “spiritual” way, will only serve to deepen your suffering. The only way out is through. You need to go to the core and roots of your issues in order to heal them.

Please reflect on what I have written in this article because it might save you years of pointless struggle. Love and peace to all.


Written By: Aletheia Luna
Originally Appeared On: Loner Wolf

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How to start a spiritual healing journey?

It is important to understand that true spiritual healing journey is about facing, acknowledging, exploring, and integrating what we are going through. It’s not about trying to escape our reality.

What are some spiritual healing techniques?

While there are many spiritual healing techniques some of the best methods includes ecotherapy, solitude and introspection, meditation and mindfulness exercises, connecting with spirit animals and spirit guides, etc.

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Aletheia Luna

Aletheia Luna is an influential spiritual writer whose work has changed the lives of thousands of people worldwide. After escaping the religious sect she was raised in, Luna experienced a profound existential crisis that led to her spiritual awakening. As a spiritual counselor and professional writer, Luna's mission is to help others become conscious of their entrapment and find joy, empowerment, and liberation in any circumstance. See more of her work at lonerwolf.comView Author posts