Yes, Freud definitely did Psychological Healing. Spiritual Healing is a completely different treatment model. Although either variety of healing contains many variations, underlying principles distinguish these two very different models.
Before we sail into the answers, let’s define both modes of healing.
Spiritual Healing, defined
Spiritual healing requires collaboration with a Divine Being, either God or an Ascended Master or Archangel. (Belief in that Being isn’t required, merely a willingness to collaborate.)
Spiritual healing removes STUFF at the astral level.
Psychological Healing, defined
Psychological healing is facilitated at the human level, probing into the client’s conscious or subconscious mind.
Sure, there is wide — even wild — variety among approaches used for psychological healing. It could be cognitive or behavioral, long-term or short-term.
The content of the conversation could be about spiritual matters, yet still follow the healing model of psychological healing. Actually this often happens.
Psychological healing requires conscious understanding. It does nothing, directly, to remove STUFF from the astral level. Although often a client learns how to re-package the STUFF, called “Dealing with my issues,” etc.
Spiritual Healing and Psychological Healing are Way, Way Different
Here come Rose Rosetree’s answers to the Spiritual Healing vs. Psychological Healing Quiz. And many thanks to you who already took the Quiz. If you haven’t taken it yet, you might want to go back to Spiritual Healing vs. Psychological Healing, a Quiz, then read what’s below.
Comment afterwards if your opinions differ. You have as much a right to an opinion as I do. 🙂
Both types of healing may have this interactive perspective in common, depending on the leanings of the healing practitioner. Some practitioners in either modality invite comment, self-authority, and collaboration between healer and client or patient. Other practitioners don’t. That’s a matter of style, not necessarily the model used for healing.
1. Spiritual healing and psychological healing are always labeled appropriately. FALSE.
Many a “spiritual” approach uses the model for psychological healing, only the terminology comes from religion, New Age spirituality, spiritualism, etc. Examples: Participating in a Bible Study group, doing The Work of Byron Katie.
2. Both spiritual healing and psychological healing, done expertly, bring cumulative benefits. TRUE
Clients who do psychological healing are more likely to understand this at the outset. Spiritual healing, being less well known, sometimes is done with an “all or nothing” expectation. Either the healer will fix “everything” or the healer is a complete doofus and there is no result whatsoever.
As an extreme example, I have had first-time clients for Energy Spirituality who talked about “cutting all my cords of attachment.”
This is, at best, a lovely fantasy. Permanently moving out ONE cord of attachment takes this practitioner a full 55-minute session of Energy Spirituality Energy HEALING. Quality healing of cords is not done like a snap of the fingers or a snip of the so-popular (fantasy) golden shears.
3. Both spiritual healing and psychological healing, done responsibly, involve taking the healing journey one day at a time. FALSE.
Spiritual healing permanently removes STUFF from a person’s aura and subconscious mind. Results are effective immediately, every time.
Psychological healing, however, does require daily work.
So this was a trick question if you didn’t see the first word, “Both.” 😉
Who wants a quiz to be predictible, right?
4. If you really want to see results, both spiritual healing and psychological healing require courage and honesty. FALSE
Psychological healing definitely requires courage, because you must access your subconscious patterns and be willing to change them. Honesty is necessary as well. No psychotherapist or psychiatrist can help a client who really doesn’t wish to heal.
Spiritual healing does NOT require much courage or honesty. If you have them, great. Don’t get me wrong.
But with spiritual healing, such as my system of Energy Spirituality, the client simply brings the intention to heal and goes to a practitioner with the skill set to pull the truth out of your aura.
Auras always tell the truth. So a practitioner with energetic literacy can find out what is going on, whether a client happens to be perceptive and courageous or, sigh!, thick-as-a-brick. (Not that I would ever call any of my clients that! )
5. For spiritual healing to work, you have to believe. FALSE.
The client, even the practitioner, need not believe in or worship the Divine Being or Celestial Being who teams up to help make the healing session to be effective.
As a client, you don’t have to believe in results, either… just be willing to accept them if they develop over time.
Although belief isn’t required, both the client and practitioner do need to be willing to call on this help. But that’s a very different thing from worshipping. In my typical 55-minute session of RES Energy HEALING, we spend no more than 10 seconds asking God to participate.
Furthermore, I have plenty of clients who hate terms like “God.” So we will work out what the client is willing to call “It,” including “The Intelligence that Rules the Universe” and “Highest Power.” (You can read a whole chapter about useful things to consider in this context. See Magnetize Money with Energetic Literacy, Chapter 13.)
6. God can tell if you really believe, and will refuse to help you if you don’t truly believe. FALSE.
Spiritual healing is not based on belief. The client must be willing to make the appointment, stay awake, not be drunk or stoned on pot. But surely that is called “being, basically, present” rather than “believing.”
Religious healing, such as you might find at a revival meeting, is different. Besides the healer’s ability to facilitate a spiritual healing, religious healing or faith healing includes an overlay of dogma, requirements, rules, feelings, etc.
A faith healer may perform miracles in order to convert or bring up a “Born Again” experience. However, this isn’t the spiritual healing part but the overlay of a particular belief system (and motivation).
7. If the practitioner really believes in God, spiritual healing can happen, even if the client doesn’t believe. FALSE.
Sorry, but belief isn’t enough to be an effective healer. Or teacher. Or channeler. Or medium. Or angel worker.
Some people of faith do stumble onto technical SKILL. These rare people are taught by God or angelic guides, etc. Through this grace-of-God mechanism, a practitioner can develop a dependable level of skill.
However, this isn’t necessarily what happens at all. More often it doesn’t happen, although the healer thinks that it has occurred.
It is extremely important to get skills if you want to work as a spiritual or psychic-level healer. Otherwise, you may be taking on loads of astral-level debris which hurts the healer long-term.
For example, as a book reviewer for Pathways Magazine, I am often invited to review channeled books. Again and again, the writer has this background:
“I learned everything I need to know about channeling from the spirit(s) who work with me. The spirit has an urgent message and has chosen me to deliver it. I have sacrificed a great deal in order to dedicate my life to this important work.
“It is totally safe for me to be available to the spirit 24/7 because the spirit has told me it’s safe.
“The book I am channeling will change my life. It will make me rich and famous. I have been promised this by the spirit.”
8. Spiritual healing is usually done by means of a spirit guide. FALSE.
Technically, the work done with angels and spirit guides is psychic-level spiritual healing, not spiritual-level spiritual healing.
With the former, there could be collaboration with a spirit guide or ancestor, with any form of advice or help from the Other Side. With the latter, you co-create directly with God or another etheric-level being.
- If you have a copy of Cut Cords of Attachment for Self-Healing, check out “Energy Sandwich” in the Index to learn more about the difference between spiritual-level spiritual healing and psychic-level spiritual healing.
- Also, if you have a copy of Magnetize Money with Energetic Literacy, you can educate yourself pretty thoroughly about the differences between collaborating with psychic-level beings, which often causes spiritual addiction, versus collaborating with the Divine.
- Some of the practitioners on our Enlightenment Life List do shamanic healing or other psychic-level spiritual healing. Others do spiritual-level spiritual healing.
9. Both psychological healing and spiritual healing require that you work through your issues. FALSE.
Work is the signature of psychological healing. You bet the client needs to work. Because whatever the STUFF is at the level of the client’s aura, so long as this particular form of STUFF is stuck, the client will have to deal with it.
For instance, the last cord of attachment I facilitated cutting in 2010 included SHAME. Gladys had been dealing with shame flooding through her system 24/7, courtesy of this particular cord of attachment.
Left unhealed, the pattern would have continued until the last minutes of her life.
With psychological healing, Gladys would learn to deal with her shame, maybe analyze where it came from, and learn to work with her shame issue. Daily.
To me, this is like having sewage flow through Gladys on a regular basis. The psychological healing helps her learn skills of gift wrap.
Sure this helps. And some people prefer this approach. But the difference with spiritual healing is that the sewage flow permanently stops.
10. The key to healing involves resolving your traumas and conflicts from the past. TRUE. Also FALSE.
Regarding the TRUE part, both psychological healing and spiritual healing can both remove issues from the past, but taking very different approaches.
Psychological healing causes a person to think about the past a great deal. “Resolving” a problem includes uncovering bits of information from the subconscious mind or reframing or analyzing or making tough decisions, etc. Doing this can take decades of hard, hard work.
Spiritual healing permanently removes the physical STUFF, such as a cord of attachment or frozen blocks of energy, as is done with Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis®. It takes no hard work, because healing is effortless, joy-based, and permanent.
Another advantage of spiritual healing is that it can move out STUFF that doesn’t originate in the client’s energy field. Examples are removing psychic coercion and E.T. entities.
The complete skill set is called Spiritually Sparkling® Skills; I consider it a part of Energy Spirituality, and so it’s a requirement for my Mentoring Program in Rosetree Energy Spirituality. Last I heard, gaining credentials as a psychotherapist, there is no requirement that the practitioner be able to tell when a client is receiving psychic coercion, let alone have the skills to heal it. Although psychological problems can result from any of these forms of astral-debris.
11. Any self-help book or article involves psychological healing. TRUE, usually.
You must do the assessment for yourself. Set aside the CONTENT of the magazine article or book. Ask yourself, what is the process about?
- If the main excitement of the exercise is that you learn something new about yourself
- If you must break a sweat to get results
- If you suffer a lot
- Or you must emotionally re-experience pain from the past before you notice improvement in your life
- If you have to “work through” old problems or “be willing to let them go” in order to get results
If any one of these is involved, then you’re doing psychological healing.
12. Both psychological and spiritual healing can be used to make a person spiritually Enlightened. Mostly FALSE.
Becoming Enlightened, to me, means having a STUFF-free aura. The hundreds of chakra databanks in your aura are all working well, and are in a reasonably good proportion with each other.
Enlightenment shows with skills of energetic literacy — such as anyone might develop, no harder to learn that the Gutenberg literacy you are using right now to read this screen. You may know I maintain an Enlightenment Life List to encourage all you Blog-Buddies to develop that literacy and check out for yourself the photo links supplied with the nominees.
It’s not that I consider myself a king-maker or weird kind of spiritual authority who proclaims who is Enlightened or who isn’t. I simply have the curiosity/humilty/boldness to apply energetic literacy to this very important human potential for all of us. Isn’t it time that people started to pay attention?
Personally, I’ve had it with so-called “spiritual” teachers and healers who offer psychological approaches, only using spiritual language. Similarly, I’ve had it with people who claim to be Enlightened and, obviously, aren’t.
Most of the nominees for that Enlightenment Life List don’t necessarily call themselves Enlightened, but their fans do. Which is why I invite you to submit for consideration any public personality (not people in private life who don’t do anything more publicly self-promoting than fill up some space at Facebook). We always have the right to read people deeper.
For me, the whole purpose of ANY healing, spiritual or psychological, is to move the person toward optimal functioning. And, for me, that does include striving for spiritual Enlightenment.
If you care about pursuing Enlightenment, you might find it interesting that, so far, only one person on the Spiritual Enlightenment Life List practices psychological healing. That would be anonymous psychiatrist #23 on that list.
By contrast, most of the people who are on that list are involved in spiritual healing, whether as healing practitioners or as teachers of deep meditation that produces spiritual healing.
Based on what I have encountered, therefore, my opinion is that spiritual healing can move someone forward relatively rapidly toward Enlightenment. Psychological healing does not.
Instead, psychological healing is great for many other reasons. It helps people cope with their current level of consciousness. And it helps people to grow a bit, even if there is a reluctance to pursue really huge spiritual evolution.
Outside this quiz, all of us win
Anyone who lives on earth is growing to some degree. For some of us, doing our best to survive psychologically, is plenty. No desire for spiritual healing, thank you!
Others of us say, “Go for it!”
No choice could be more personal. People tend to know what they need. And, thanks to free will, nobody can force anyone else to heal.
Instead, it is up to each individual to invite healing at the appropriate level, then find the help needed to turn a sweet wish into true human reality.