Updated: Jan 24
It’s no secret that spiritual healing is hard work. It requires a lot of space, soul searching, and silence.
While the process of healing can be a difficult one, finding a source to help you heal doesn’t have to be.
Here, you will read about 5 types of spiritual healing, and how a spiritual healer can help.
What Is Spiritual Healing?
Defining what spiritual healing means can help determine what kind of spiritual healer would best serve you. This article by Loner Wolf talks about the five types of spiritual healing.
In it, spiritual healing is defined as reconnecting with one’s true nature.
Spiritual healing involves realigning the mind, body, and spirit into one. When these three are in alignment, we can be our best and most true selves.
Though there are three components to align, there are five types of healing that must take place.
The five types of spiritual healing are physical (body), emotional (heart), mental (mind), soul, and holistic (mind, heart, body, and soul).
One way to achieve physical healing is through grounding, physical practices like Qi Gong, or tai chi. You might be asking yourself, “What is Qi Gong?”
Qi Gong is a practice similar to tai chi. Both involve slow, flowing movements matched with breathing.
WebMD recommends – depending on health conditions – talking with a doctor before you embark down the road of these meditative practices. It can be good to consider either of these practices because they’re low impact.
The only thing needed is your body weight and breath. Fully receiving the spiritual benefits of Qi Gong can allow a greater understanding of humanity, and a deeper sense of compassion.
There is a difference between Qi Gong and tai chi, however.
Qi Gong is one movement to help a specific situation. Tai chi is a flow of movements that help the entire body.
Spiritual healers that teach tai chi almost always include the movements of Qi Gong, but Qi Gong may not always necessarily include tai chi.
For example, one Qi Gong movement may focus on a heart-opening technique. In Qi Gong, this movement would be repeated several times. In tai chi, this one movement would be included in a series of movements.
Opening up emotionally can open a lot of avenues for your spiritual healing.
Opening the seven chakras is a profound way to do this. The seven chakras include the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown.
The heart chakra, however, is in the center of all seven and aids the most in healing emotionally.
Often called the emotional heart space, opening the heart chakra is quintessential for emotional spiritual healing. With a balanced heart chakra, you may feel abundant, joyful, and open to giving and receiving in balance. With an overactive or unbalanced heart chakra, you can experience a lack of empathy and an inability to connect with others.
Opening the heart chakra, however, is not as simple as it seems. It involves a lot of vulnerability and opening up, to not only others but yourself.
Once you learn to be vulnerable and appreciative of yourself, then you will be able to do so with others. Not only will this make your relationships more valuable, but you’ll expect them to meet your basic needs (these needs vary from person to person).
With a closed heart chakra, you may not even realize your emotional needs aren’t fulfilled, whether that’s in platonic or romantic relationships.
Starting with a few basics can help heal and open the chakra.
Its representative color is green, so wearing green clothing or eating green foods is a simple way to start. You can chant mantras during meditation, or repeat affirmations when you wake up in the mornings.
You may trust your intuition when it comes to the best way to heal your heart chakra, but consulting a spiritual teacher may bring extra help and comfort to those who need it.
Many spiritual healers recommend shadow work when it comes to mental healing. Shadow work is acknowledging your shadow self – a side that everything has – and working to heal it.
Think about it this way. The sun represents the day. It’s warm and enjoyable, but night has to fall eventually. The moon is the shadow of the sun.
The dark has always been given a negative connotation, but people fail to realize that without the dark, things are out of balance. On earth, that would mean no more nocturnal animals. There wouldn’t be a time to guide the day and the night.
This metaphor can be used inside of your mind.
Acknowledging the dark, or the shadow self, brings balance to the mind. It creates a space for your shadow self to be acknowledged, and then true healing can begin.
To do this, you have to create a safe space for your mind to be free. Create a quiet space for yourself to think without fear of judgment.
It’s hard to not hold yourself back, but this, in turn with physical and emotional practices, will aid in spiritual healing.
Finding a spiritual healer to further explain this concept may make things simpler to understand. A session with them will be more attuned to your personal needs, and they can help in a way that is specific to you.
The other three types of healing can, and will, play a large part in healing the soul. Healing the soul involves the mind, body, and spirit coming together as one.
In finding this unity, the “missing piece” of oneself is found. One may also find that piece was never actually lost.
As we travel through life, traumas from the physical world push us further away from our souls. A sense of ego conforms to fit a standard that society deems worthy of certain things.
Soul healing brings us back to our true selves.
It involves a combination of all the spiritual healing methods previously discussed, and finding where they fit into your daily life. A lot of people would call this method soul searching, or figuring out what your soul truly wants.
Think back to your childhood. What made you the happiest?
Was it being outside? Maybe it was singing, drawing, or being in the kitchen. It could’ve even been spending time with the ones you love most.
Now trace a path from where you were as a child to where you reside now. Has anything changed drastically?
Can you pinpoint a place where you pulled away from the things you enjoyed doing as a child? Bringing those things back into your life may aid in healing your soul and other aspects of your life.
Some enjoyments are buried under so much pain that they can’t be rediscovered alone. Spiritual healers may be able to help in soul healing, or help find a specific way to heal for yourself.
Homeopathy and holistic health are similar in the sense that both tend to the body’s overall wellbeing. They are, however, different.
Homeopathic medicines are made from plants and taken from nature. This method targets one ailment and aids in its healing.
Holistic healing, or overall wellness, involves the practitioner looking at a patient’s overall physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing before deciding on a course of treatment.
According to the Interstitial Cystitis Association, there is no limit to the routes that holistic healing can take. It focuses on healing the person’s mind, body, spirit, and emotions so the whole being can function properly.
Homeopathic medicines (known as remedies) can aid in this healing by working with your body to improve your overall health by relieving symptoms and restoring itself.
These methods are used to heal acute ailments, like colds, ear infections, and migraines, as well as chronic conditions like asthma, depression, and arthritis.
The amount of homeopathic medicinal treatments one might need will vary from person to person, but all will aid in a person’s holistic health.
Holistic health simply takes all the things discussed and puts them together for a healthy, balanced, radiant, and fulfilling lifestyle.
Seeking Aid from a Spiritual Healer
When searching for a spiritual healer, it can help to know exactly what you’re searching for. It could be a simple tarot reading or an entire reiki healing session.
You might just be curious about heart chakra meditations or shadow work. Or, you might want to delve into the world of Qi Gong. Your path to healing is unique to you.
Contact us today if you’re interested in a holistic approach to your spiritual healing.