The Healing Power of Love
“Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.” — Gary Zukav
“What is love?”
“The total absence of fear,” said the Master.
“What is it we fear?”
He concluded: “If the withered tree had survived, nothing would have induced the bird to give up its security and fly.”
“Love,” said the Master.
Such is the power of love, it surrenders itself so its presence is known.
I am reminded of the quote by author Leo Buscaglia, “Love and self are one and the discovery of either is the realisation of both.”
The realisation he speaks of is that at the core of our being we are pure unbounded love.
Any thoughts we hold to the contrary distort this truth.
We go to the source of our pain to heal any thoughts of separation.
When we let go of resistance, what is discovered is pure love. To heal the physical body of undesirable symptoms, we reconnect to that source.
Healing signifies a return to wholeness.
Through distorted beliefs, the mind reinforces this image by disrupting the body’s homeostasis.
It was Eugene T. Gendlin, the American philosopher and psychotherapist who coined the term felt sense. He was referring to an internal bodily awareness or body-sense of meaning that develops when we align with the truth.
If you perpetuate fear, your body responds by adopting the physiology of this fearful state. However, love heals and brings the body back into balance when we associate with this all-powerful energy.
It was the late David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., a renowned psychiatrist and consciousness researcher who said, “If we are willing to let go of our illness, then we have to be willing to let go of the attitude that brought about the illness because disease is an expression of one’s attitude and habitual way of looking at things.”
When you disconnect from your authentic nature, you detach from your state of ease and the body becomes dis-eased.
Dis-ease signifies disharmony in one’s thoughts.
Love renews and restores inner harmony because every cell in our body is attuned to this natural healing state. I liken it to returning home after being away, to find your key still fits the same door lock.
Healing arises the moment we align our mental and emotional frequency to coincide with love.
Love is a healing agent because its energetic frequency is stronger than other emotions and is the foundation of universal order.
“Your body is your subconscious mind and you can’t heal it by talk alone,” affirmed the neuroscientist and pharmacologist Candace Pert.
As an example of the healing power of love, the Institute of HeartMath states that your heart has an electromagnetic field 50,000 times stronger than the brain’s.
Ancient wisdom has known for centuries the heart is the seat of the soul. To heal means to reconnect with our soul within the embodiment of love.
So, at the deepest level, healing is a return to the source of our being.
We disconnect from this wisdom by identifying with fear and anxiety. This creates an inaccurate mental image expressed in the body as illness and disease.
“Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.” — Sai Baba
In his book Healing and Recovery, Dr. David Hawkins affirms, “A loving thought then heals and a negative thought creates illness. Choosing to become a loving person results in the release of endorphins by the brain which has a profound effect on the body’s health and happiness.”
I consider the cause of illness and disease a spiritual abandonment from oneself. The body is crying out to reunite with its core self.
We internalise fear in all forms nowadays to the detriment of our physiology. Over time, our body learns the language of fear by inhibiting vital biological processes.
We must learn to love ourselves and embrace the wholeness of our being if we seek to heal physical symptoms.
How is your body able to heal when it receives negative messages on how it looks or cannot act?
To heal, we no longer oppose what is, yet embrace it.
Love means accepting our current circumstances without opposition.
Your opposition to what is, manifests as fear. Thus, we turn our attention away from fear and embrace our core nature.
At the deepest level, our separation from self intensifies disease and illness. To merge with the wholeness of our being is a call to love as Marianne Williamson states.
Self-criticism and self-hate instructs the body to turn on itself.
The rise of cancers, diabetes and autoimmune conditions have accelerated over the years. We are feeding our bodies with a toxic cocktail of messages that manifest as unhealthy conditions.
In summary, this article may be condensed to the following points:
Love is the healing agent in the body.
Fear, anxiety, anger and other lower emotions overshadow this healing force.
You are not broken or flawed.
Learn to embrace your wholeness and perfection.
Transform your thoughts relating to your unworthiness or imperfections.
As you heal your thoughts, your body discovers its inherent healing power.
Meditate on aspects of love in your daily life.
I wish to leave you with something the Master knew all along: love is simply the absence of fear. For what is eternal is love’s enduring power.