Art of Spiritual Healing

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The Art of Spiritual Healing is based on Joel Goldsmith's many years of experience in practicing spiritual healing. In a decided departure from other books on the subject, Goldsmith reveals the spiritual principles that are the foundation for spiritual healing. He alternates instruction with meditation to demonstrate his conviction that since physical health is a manifestation of consciousness, physical well-being is a natural result of attaining the consciousness of oneness with God. Complete in scope and ...

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Overview

The Art of Spiritual Healing is based on Joel Goldsmith's many years of experience in practicing spiritual healing. In a decided departure from other books on the subject, Goldsmith reveals the spiritual principles that are the foundation for spiritual healing. He alternates instruction with meditation to demonstrate his conviction that since physical health is a manifestation of consciousness, physical well-being is a natural result of attaining the consciousness of oneness with God. Complete in scope and non-denominational in approach, The Art of Spiritual Healing is a simple, straightforward explanation of what to many is a mysterious and complex subject. The book is presented in four parts: "The Principles," "The Role of Treatment," "The Practice," and "Without Words or Thoughts."

Goldsmith believes that the world needs people who, through devotion to God, are so filled with the Spirit that they can be the instruments through which healings take place. He says, "There is not a person reading this book, who should not be ready to accept the responsibility of beginning to heal now. It is not your spirituality or mine that will heal anybody; it is not your understanding or mine that is going to heal. It is God's understanding to which we make ourselves receptive by becoming still."

Together with The Art of Meditation, Living the Infinite Way, and Practicing the Presence, this is a foundational book of the Infinite Way message.

An internationally known teacher and lecturer provides a companion to The Art of Meditation which explains the principles and practices of spiritual healing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062503640
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Edition description: 1st HarperCollins pbk. ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 225,555
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Joel Goldsmith (1892-1964), one of America's great mystics, spent his life lecturing on "The Infinite Way" -- his personally developed principles of spirituality. He is the author of more than 30 books, including The Art of Spiritual Healing, Living the Infinite Way, and The Thunder of Silence.

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Chapter One

What Is Spiritual Healing?

The world is not in need of a new religion, nor is the world in need of a new philosophy: What the world needs is healing and regeneration. The world needs people who, through devotion to God, are so filled with the Spirit that they can be the instruments through which healings take place, because healing is important to everybody.

Until the last century, healing had been considered largely the prerogative of the medical profession; but in recent years, so many churches have turned their attention to this subject that today the healing of mind, body, and personal relationships is beginning to be considered as much the function of the church as of the doctor's office. Churches are opening their doors to discussions of the possibility of healing through prayer and other means. Other organizations are being formed for the purpose of engaging in research and in promoting the study and practice of various forms of healing, ranging all the way from spiritual healing to psychological and psychic healing. More and more, spiritual healing is being discussed and practiced.

It looks as if within the next half century or so, materia medica will have found a remedy for almost every physical disease now known, and there will then be little need of metaphysical practitioners as far as the healing of physical disease is concerned. That, however, will not solve life's problems; it will not solve the problems of the world because the world's problem is not really a problem of disease. Disease is only one of the many facets of inharmony and discord in life. Advances in medicine will not eliminate theneed for spiritual healing because, even with 100 per cent success in physical healing, I do not believe that such healing will ever succeed in revealing man's Soul to him. That will be the function of the practitioner of spiritual healing. Man will find that even when all physical, mental, moral, or financial discords have been eliminated there will still be an inner unrest. Man will still not be at peace with himself.

No one will ever be completely whole until he finds himself at home in God. No one is going to be wholly satisfied even with good economic conditions until he finds his inner communion with God. Watching television will not satisfy man's Soul. Watching baseball games and football games is not the way to find peace of mind or peace of Soul, nor yet a satisfactory method of bringing peace on earth and good will to men. There is nothing wrong, nothing evil, about these things-they are all good in their place; they all have their function-but no one has ever found permanent harmony in a football game or a baseball game, in a television set, or in dancing.

The harmony of man's being is achieved only when be finds God, when he arrives at an inner communion withthat which is greater than himself. That is the real healing and the lasting healing. That is the healing which the world seeks. And so it is that even were you healed of every physical or mental ill at this moment, even if your economic situation or personal relationships were entirely to your satisfaction, there would still be an unrest within, and a discontent. Regardless of how much happiness you might find in your family, you would retire at night and be alone, because there is a Something within each of us that longs to go home, that longs to live with his Father-Mother.

Spiritual healing is sought by different people for different reasons. Some seek it because of physical illness, or because of mental, moral, or financial problems; others because of an internal unrest that gives them no peace regardless of 'how much outer satisfaction and success they may have found. But sooner or later the realization dawns that until one establishes conscious contact with the Source of his existence, there will be unhappiness, dissatisfaction, incompleteness, regardless of how much health or wealth is his lot.

Spiritual healing is much more than a purely physical experience or even a mental experience: Healing is finding an inner communion with something greater, far greater, than anything in the world; it is finding ourselves in God, finding ourselves in a spiritual peace, an inner peace, an inner glow, all of which comes to us with the realization of God with us, the presence and power of God felt. Resting in that peace, the body resumes its normal functions, and those functions are carried on by a power not our own. The body, then, begins to show forth perfect, complete health, youth, vitality, and strength, all the gift from the Lord.

Spiritual healing is the touch of the Spirit of God in man's Soul; and when that touches him, it awakens him to a new dimension of life, a spiritual dimension: "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" — not that the Spirit of the Lord acts as a medicine, not that the Spirit of the Lord acts as an electrical application or as surgery, but because the Spirit of the Lord lifts the seeker into a new consciousness of life, the state of consciousness which the Master described as "My kingdom" which is not of "this world." When man attains that state of consciousness, he lives in a dimension of life other than the three-dimensional one, and he has experiences totally unknown on the human level of life. That is the goal which the world is seeking, even though it does not realize quite what that goal is or how to attain it.

Jesus gave us a glimpse of this higher dimension of life when he said to the impotent man, "Wilt thou be made whole? . . . Rise, take up thy bed, and walk," clearly indicating that God was not going to cure a physical disease,

Art of Spiritual Healing copyright © by Joel S. Goldsmith. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All Rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 What is Spiritual Healing? 1
Ch. 2 Is God a Servant? 13
Ch. 3 One Power 27
Ch. 4 The Language of Spiritual Healing 37
Ch. 5 What Did Hinder You? 57
Ch. 6 Developing a Healing Consciousness 73
Ch. 7 Practical Instructions to Workers 85
Ch. 8 Treatment is a Realization of Omnipresence 99
Ch. 9 What about this Body? 111
Ch. 10 Spiritual Unfoldment - Not Human Birth or Death 121
Ch. 11 The Relationship of Oneness 135
Ch. 12 God is Our Destiny 149
Ch. 13 A New Concept of Supply 157
Ch. 14 Under the Shadow of the Almighty 171
Ch. 15 Beyond Words and Thoughts 185
Ch. 16 Is 195
Ch. 17 If I Be Lifted Up 205
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  • Posted January 3, 2014

    Easy read but very difficult to apply, usually!

    I have been reading Joel Goldsmith for the past 14 years. This is the 4th time I have read this book. Each time I reread his works, I find something new that I missed the time before. That's because on the Infinite Way, there are constant new "truths" and awakenings happening as they unfold through consciousness.
    It took Joel 13 years to full become "enlightened". I am just now becoming fully awake..

    This book is not for the casual reader, but the honest seeker of Wisdom and Truth..

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    Posted December 24, 2013

    Great for truth seeker

    Joel Goldsmith is great for any seeker of truth. He writes in a genuine style and from experience.

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