Focus is defined as “the concentration of attention or energy on something or someone.” When it comes to healing – whether it’s medical healing, spiritual healing, energy healing, or any other form of alternative healing – you won’t realize success without proper focus.Consider, you injure your leg, and because of the severe pain, you seek medical help. However, when you see the doctor, instead of focusing on your injured leg and telling him about the injury and pain, because you are very tired, you start telling him how tired you are, how you can’t sleep at night, not mentioning that the cause for your insomnia is the pain in your leg.
However, when you see the doctor, instead of focusing on your injured leg and telling him about the injury and pain, because you are very tired, you start telling him how tired you are, how you can’t sleep at night, not mentioning that the cause for your insomnia is the pain in your leg
Because you brought up the sleeping problem instead of your injury, the doctor assumes that you came in to see him about sleep problems, and he asks you questions about your sleeping. The entire office visit takes an unexpected turn – the focus is not on your leg injury but on your not sleeping at night. Consequently, the doctor prescribes something for your sleep problems and never learned about your leg injury.A week later, you report to a friend, “I don’t think much of Doctor So-and-So. I went to see him last week suffering from a bad leg injury, and all he did was give me a few pills to help me sleep better. My leg hurts worse than ever.”The above scenario often parallels other healing settings. Someone is seeking healing for one thing, and somehow the focus gets sidetracked to something else, and the possibility of healing becomes nullified before it ever gets off the ground since the needed focus gets sidetracked.In order for healing to take place, the focus must be on healing and not on anything else.
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If the focus is misdirected, a healing can be channeled in the wrong direction as in the leg-injury scenario above or, if healing work is done by an individual for one’s self and the focus is misdirected, the healing work will abort or be negated depending on circumstances, and the illness can become exacerbated.When doing healing work for one’s self, the focus must completely be on healing – the mind must not be distracted by a TV program in the background (for example), or on thoughts of incidents that occurred earlier in the day, or on things that need to be done. If the mind is allowed to wander, the healing energy created by an individual may be too weak to do any good, or it can become warped or tainted, causing the energy to be ineffective or, in some instances without realizing it, behave in unexpected ways.When weak, ineffective spiritual work is done over a period of time (a week or more), the person seeking healing may tell a friend, “I faithfully did spiritual-energy healing work and it didn’t seem to do any good; I don’t see any improvement. So, I wonder if it really does work.
If you are doing spiritual healing or energy healing work to become healed, don’t let your thoughts stray from the task at hand
“It wasn’t the spiritual healing energy that failed to effect a healing. The real culprit behind the failure was the poor focus on healing, allowing things in the background and stray thoughts to affect the quality and potency of the healing energy, and negating and nullifying the energy’s power to heal.Tips to help you keep your focus on healingIf you are seeking help from a medical practitioner or some other type of healer, don’t get sidetracked. Focus on the problem and tell the practitioner specifically what the problem is, how it started, how you felt when it started, and how you feel now. Don’t bring up any other side issues unless they are relevant to the main problem. Don’t tell the practitioner that you have trouble sleeping at night and are tired in the morning if you need treatment for an injured leg which is the cause of keeping you awake at night
If you are taking over-the-counter medications to try to help yourself, look for products that are known to relieve conditions similar to yours. Don’t buy an antacid that treats heartburn just because it’s on sale if you need a headache preparation. Focus on the healing’s need.
If you are doing spiritual healing or energy healing work to become healed, don’t let your thoughts stray from the task at hand. Material distractions such as TV, thinking about incidents that happened at home or work earlier in the day, or external goings-on should not be allowed to enter your thinking or be a part of it while doing spiritual healing work. Focus on what you are doing and saying so you can properly  create and direct effective energy that will heal you, and/or  make the connection needed to receive healing help from a Higher Power to help heal your body.In conclusion:In order to move towards healing, whether you seek medical healing, spiritual-energy healing, or some other form of alternative healing, it is always necessary for you to focus on the healing itself, and on the part of the body that needs healing; then and only then can the illness be properly addressed and corrective/restorative steps taken to help you realize a healing.
Grace Michael is a spiritual healer and metaphysician. She has found, over the years, that proper focus and concentration while doing healing work are prime requisites to realizing healings. To learn more about spiritual-energy-mental healing, visit Grace’s website at http://www.affirmationhealing.com. Her blog (on her site) includes free affirmations and spiritual healing treatments to help you on your path to healing. She also offers free spiritual healing and prayers to help you in your quest for wellness.