When fraud is not involved, faith healing is a cooperative form of Magical thinking involving a healer and a patient in which (a) both healer and patient believe in the healing power of spirits or other mysterious healing mechanisms.
Many have asked what is a faith healer exactly?and how do they play a part in today’s society?
The healer consciously or unconsciously manipulates the patient into believing he or she has cured the patient’s ailment by prayer, hand movements (to unblock, remove, restore, etc. some intangible “energy”), or by some other unconventional ritual or product; and the patient validates the healing by giving signs that the healing has worked, such as walking without a brace for a short period, breathing freely, feeling relief from pain, or simply thanking the healer for the “miraculous cure.” Furthermore, faith healing can occur at a distance. There is no need for the patient and healer to meet, as the processes that occur are said to transcend the usual limitations of space and time. The faith healer needs no objective signs of illness (such as medical exams) or objective signs of cure (such as medical exams). However, if they are available and support the cause, all the better. For example, CT scans or X-rays that show a tumor has shrunk are welcome even if the “dark mass” in the original scan “was merely an imperfection of the scanning process” (Randi 1989: 291-292).
Many alleged cures by faith healing have involved fraud, as with Marjoe Gortner and Peter Popoff (Randi 1989: 139-181). Popoff pretended to get messages from a god when he was really getting messages from his wife via an earpiece (Randi 1989; “Secrets of the Psychics”). Mrs. Popoff got her information from cards that the believers fill out when they attend the faith-healing exhibition. Marjoe was raised by his evangelist parents to be a con man. He began plying his trade at the age of three and continued duping the desperate for more than two decades until he confessed all in a documentary film.
Why are faith healers so devastatingly dangerous?The calm and confident demeanor of the healer relieves stress. Having faith in the method of healing relieves stress. Praying with groups of people relieves stress. Relieving stress is half the battle with many illnesses. Since most people recover from most illnesses, the trip to the healer reinforces the patient’s faith in the healer and the healing method.
Are faith healers a cult or sect?
There have always been false healers who prey on the suffering and the desperate in order to pad their bank accounts. Such behavior is the worst kind of blasphemy because many whose money is wasted on false promises reject Christ outright because He does not do what the healer has promised. Why, if faith healers have the power to heal, do they not walk the halls of the hospitals healing everyone and releasing them all? Why do they not go to Africa and cure all the AIDS cases? They do not because they cannot. They do not have the power of healing that Jesus possessed.
Faith healers are their own cults derived of a group of similar like minded people.They can easily influence and spread to become larger formatted communities.The faith healer, will often openly also attribute themselves as a light worker.
What is a Lightworker?are they related to faith healers?
Everyone is a Lightworker whether they know it at all. Just as truth is truth whether anyone knows it or not. The real question arises then, “Am I aware of who I am?” Behind all labels, behind all self created illusions of mind and ego, or social dogmas and masks, there lies the truth, the answer to that question. Just as the Sun shines bright both day and night, it is only the movement of the planet and clouds that obscure it from view. But the sun is always shining. A Lightworker is awake to this truth, aware of their true presence and living in accordance with the divine plan. All beings that exist are a channel between eternal, formless heaven and the temporary world of form and illusion, earth. Why am I here? One does not always need to consciously realize the answer to this question, but living your life purpose is achievable in every moment, right now. Sit in peaceful contemplation, in pure awareness. Allow yourself to be present in every moment and feel within the depths of your heart for your inner truth, your guidance. The work is easy and the burden is light. Your true essence of being is so vast, it is beyond any concept, any word, thought or form. A Lightworker then is any being, who is aware of their true non-dual nature, their eternal “I Am” Presence and acting in accordance with it. A Lightworker is active in enlightenment, or in cultivating enlightenment.
What is Lightworking?
Just as the sun rises each morning, to shine its light into the world, so it is with lightworking. To walk upon the face of the planet lightly, light in spirit and bearing, and shine love, happiness, tranquillity and peace into the world. To calm the inner turmoil, to just be, and be at one with who you truly are, to love and honour life as an expression of divinity, to love all that is, that power some call god, and of course to love one and other unconditionally. In being true to the divine presense within all beings, and releasing all false thought forms, all masks and illusions, is the essence of lightworking. In this lightworking emanates love, happiness, joy, faith, hope and inspiration into the inner and outer world. This not only helps to awaken the lightworker, but also to awaken others to their own natural state. What can be called enlightenment, what may be called ascension. A Lightworkers divine mission then comes to life, as one enters the flow of creation and maintains the presence of awareness without being caught up in the turmoil of the creation. This is done in the service of all. For all beings (self included), all the time.
What does a Lightworker do?
All life exists for a sacred purpose. A Lightworker, that is a being, aware of their true presence, their inner awareness and non-dual nature then becomes a vehicle for divine activation. This role is a very simple and a natural one. When the illusionary self is dissolved into the true sense of being, the IAM presence, a being begins to shine and resonate this mandala field of pure state bliss. The transition starts from Lightworker to Light Being. This activation can occur anywhere, in any situation, in all places, roles and demographics, from the mother at home to the soldier in the military, even in the depths of the darkest regions of human nature this blossoming occurs. It can be slow, or instant. It has been this way for eternity. For all the people, all the time. All for one and one for all. This is the effortless state of being, devoid of all grasping, all seeking. This is existence under a blue sky, and bright sunshine, exposing all to the life giving energies of our divine source.
Caitlin Walsh is a healer and author,who charges for her lightworking sessions.,so apparently she was descended to charge folks for their light working?
Steven Lumiere is a light worker,so was he as well brought on this earth as a lightworker to charge folks to heal ,was he descended as a light being? http://energyreality.com/pgs/cont.htm
Steven Lumiere’s Story.How I Awakened Higher-Vision and Healing Abilities.
My journey as a seer and a healer began in my teens when another seer and healer recognized my potential and pointed it out to me, telling me I was a healer and that my third eye was very developed. With his prompting, I discovered that I could see beyond the physical veil and had natural healing abilities. Shortly thereafter I started working as a healer and when doing so numerous abilities of sight and energy mastery spontaneously manifested. Also, nonphysical teachers revealed themselves to my inner vision and assisted me in increasing my abilities to help people.