Healing through prayer, through an understanding of our relationship to God, is natural and normal. It is like light filling the darkness so there is nothing else.
Healing through spiritual means may seem far-fetched or intangible to some and that is because matter seems so real and tangible to consciousness.
Everything that we truly love, everything that is good in our experience, is actual spiritual and permanent. Matter is simply a miscategorization of things. The substance of all that we cherish and value is spiritual and therefore it is ever-present and harmonious.
So, healing actually takes place in consciousness. It is an improved state of thought. It is fear, limitation and lack being put out for a divine understanding of wholeness, justice, and peace.
“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” (I Corinthians 13:12)
“…put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” (Ephesians 4:24 NIV)
We can strive to have this understanding and “put on” our real self-hood made in the image and likeness of God right now!
Heaven and earth are not two separate physical locations.
Here is one definition of heaven that I like:
“HEAVEN. Harmony; the reign of Spirit, government of divine Principle; spirituality; bliss; the atmosphere of Soul.” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 587)
In an interview, Anita Moorjani, author of the book Dying to Be Me (who was healed of cancer through a positive change in her outlook about herself), says:
“In that realm I felt this incredible unconditional love and I knew that love was my birthright and it lifted my awareness.”
“In that state of clarity I realized it was incredibly simple — that heaven is loving and valuing yourself and knowing you are deserving and worthy. It didn’t matter whether I had a physical body. Whether I was in that realm or not, heaven was the same thing. It was about knowing this love and being aware of our connection to it. When your realize that you are worthy and deserving of everything God is, then you experience heaven.”
The more we get past thinking about heaven as a far off place, the more we can start recognizing this heaven here and now.
Christ Jesus proved the fallacy, or nothingness, of each claim of lack, sin and disease through his healing prayer. He demonstrated through his life and healing ministry that the law and will of God is restoration, health, wholeness and love for all, regardless of history or demographic.
St. Paul continued the mission of Christ by showing to that the Kingdom of Heaven is a tangible reality for all.
Christ Jesus commanded his followers to “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.” (Matthew 10:8 NIV)
This shows that all men, women and children have spiritual authority over these phases of evil and limitation.
We don’t have to wait for some future time to know and understand this. We can live the life that Christ Jesus demonstrated. We can heal ourselves and others through spiritual means (through an uplifted consciousness and awareness of God, good) right here and now because we have the will of God, which is unconditional love and goodness for all, enforcing itself for everyone.