As I was reading through a magazine I came upon the following statement which said that “the only journey worth making is the inner journey”. Well, such is the journey Healing Meditations takes us on. The book provides us with the knowledge which we need in order to discover a place of divine power in our innermost heart, a place in which we can access absolute and perfect harmony. The book Healing Meditations is a collection of the teachings of White Eagle. He offers us a direct path into the spiritual reality that belongs to us all, and that spiritual reality is the domain of love.
The book has 37 meditations, each of which is accompanied by a commentary. The information contained within the commentary contains one central theme upon which the meditation reflects. It takes all of five minutes to read the commentary and perhaps 10-15 minutes to do the mediation. In each meditation we are led into the temple of healing, where we are surrounded by the angels of healing. We are offered a couch to lie on, and then the six-pointed healing star turns and pours its light on us. We are told that the presence of the Great Healer, Christ, is with us and that “If you centre all your thoughts upon the Christ presence you may feel the touch. If you do not feel it upon your head or your shoulders or your hands, you feel the warm golden Light of Christ pouring right through your body, animating, resuscitating all the atoms that are sick and weary.” (pg105). Love flows from White Eagle to the reader on every page.
A major message of the book is that the world of spirit is real and that it “is a very beautiful place, and moreover is all around you” (pg106). The meditations are very visual. We are asked to “concentrate and visualize the pathway, which is like a winding path right to the very apex of a mountain. The top of the mountain is ablaze with light. Visualize that winding path of light, which will take you right up beyond the clouds into that glorious sunlight.” (pg108). They create a spiritual world that is very real and accessible. It is also a world which we can access whenever we want to. As Christ said, the Kingdom of Heaven is within us. Our thoughts are ours to create an internal world of peace, grandeur, love and beauty. We are able to join with Divine Love to “make all things new-your minds, your bodies” (pg109). The world of spirit, of light and of love is ours to co-create with God and to extend the creation of love throughout eternity.
The process of getting out of our heads (our critical minds) and into our hearts is reinforced with each succeeding commentary and meditation. One of the greatest gifts that we can offer to others is discussed in Contemplation No. 24. We are told that “you are learning...to become a bridge, a bridge between the world of darkness, and the world of light...you are a bridge across which the angels travel, bringing the light and healing to the earth life”(pg102). It is very gratifying to be of service to those we love, and even more gratifying to know that we can be a bridge over which travels far more help to others than we could ever imagine or provide.
What is this love which the book focuses on? We are told in Commentary No. 3: “Understand that love is life; it is light, it is holiness, healthfulness. For when a person loves-that is, with the divine love-the whole being becomes illumined. Since this love is light, this is the power of all healing.”(pg19). In the world of spirit we are in a world of profound love. This is our real home. Here we are not asked to be someone other than ourselves, but rather we are guided to see ourselves in a much richer, deeper way. “In Spirit there is neither pain nor disease, because spirit is perfect. Spirit is one with God, is part of God. You are spirit, perfect in God.”(pg89). What becomes apparent after having done several of the commentaries and the meditations is that “the healing of the soul is far more important than that of the body” (pg69).
This is a book about healing, but it is also a book about transformation. We are given the opportunity to bring the love and beauty of the spiritual realm back into our world of time, space, limited love and understanding, of condemnation and judgement. We know that “the heart...set upon God can reverse negative to positive, darkness to light. The inflowing of the light will produce perfect health because it will produce harmony” (pg 54). Our transformation occurs as we respond to love and move out of our heads and into our hearts, back into the Kingdom which God’s love created. We have shifted from a being seeking love to being love, being one with all creation.
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Reviewed by: Margaret Kennaway