True empathy, part 1: identification and healing
by Ingrid Maria Moser
International Journal of Global Environmental Issues (IJGENVI), Vol. 22, No. 2/3, 2023

Abstract: In the recent decade, scientific literature of healing through spirituality has grown almost hundredfold as compared to the last century. In such a situation and as a fundamental guidance within the many existing concepts of healing, this article proposes spiritual healing through empathy. To provide fundamental orientation, the present approach mainly distinguishes three concepts: 1) identification with the body and with the ego; 2) identification with the cosmos and its powers; 3) identification with the Holy Spirit - meaning the divine. Based on such clarification, the article explains the difference between cosmic and spiritual empathy in detail. While many approaches might initially start out with perceiving the breath and the flow of energy, cosmic healing might limit itself to a concept of equilibration regarding human health whereas it might not necessarily achieve true healing. Spiritual healing, however, achieves the dissolution (not merely harmonising) of blockages, thus leading to healing.

Online publication date: Tue, 10-Oct-2023

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