These powerful words of transformation were reported to have been spoken by a father whose deepest desire was for his son to experience his innate wholeness. This is one of my favorite scripture passages, and a prayer I’ve called on quite frequently over the past two years. I know from a place deep within my being the Truth of my wholeness, and yet paradoxically I recognize that my experience has been one of feeling separate from that Truth.
So what is healing? This can be answered in so many ways. Healing is a noun—the outcome of expressing our innate wholeness. Healing is also a verb—the dynamic process of living from a place of wholeness, a place of knowing our oneness with God. Healing is also an adjective—describing the awesome power of God. Healing encompasses all of that, and so much more! No matter who we are, healing is the essence of what we are here to do in this human experience.
Physical health is our divine birthright. It is also something we take for granted until we have an experience that feels like something less than wholeness. I will never forget that moment in the hospital a few years ago when the ER Doctor came in and said something to the effect of “The organs in your body are shutting down. We don’t know why.” I immediately felt my mind begin to shut down, and I knew I had a choice in that experience. I chose to reach out to individuals I knew could remind me of my innate wholeness. “Lord, I believe; help thou my unbelief.”
One of those individuals, Rev. Debbie Taylor, spoke to me about meditating on the color blue. It gave me something that seemed tangible to work with. I knew that it was a color that Charles Fillmore, cofounder of Unity, associated with the power of Faith, and meditating on that color helped me to refocus on Truth. It’s a journey that continues today.
This past weekend I attended a lecture at Unity given by Matthew Fox. He spoke about sacred archetypes, one of which he called the Blue Man. His understanding is that this archetype represents an expanding consciousness, and he spoke about a Hindu saint who had a profound experience that transformed his life. In his meditation he saw a blue pearl that morphed into a blue man. Through this meditation he overcame his fear of death and achieved an expanded consciousness. It was a story that touched my heart. It spoke to me about seeing this experience with my physical body as a pearl, a gift of great value.
“Lord, I believe; help thou my unbelief.”