The primary objective at this time is not to train individuals to make them more efficient healers but to practice healing in group formation. Group members must first establish themselves in love and work towards group unity and understanding. A nucleus of even three people who mutually interact, who disinterestedly follow the path of service, who know the meaning of trust, who cooperate with each other and who guard the gate of speech can become effective healers. Complete silence and reticence in relation to the healing work (e.g., not making personal claims of cures) is also necessary.
Only from the heart can stream, in reality, those lines of energy which link and bind together. True love, silent, uncomplaining, non‑critical and steadfast, is the goal and the quality of a healing group life. Then, when there is some definite work to do, the group will work as a unit, with hearts and minds as one. The relation of healer and patient is basically an educational one.
There are two ideas that should be impressed upon the mind of the one to be healed:
- cure is not guaranteed (thus recognizing and accepting the Law of Karma), and
- fear is needless. One of the first objectives of the healer should be to aid the patient to achieve a happy, sane, expectant outlook upon his future.
The healer and the patient should unreservedly agree about the three possible successful outcomes of a healing experience:
- complete physical or psychological healing, or
- the establishing of a state of mind which will enable the patient to live with himself and with his complaint, unencumbered by the karmic limitations of his body, or
- enabling the patient to achieve (with joy and facility) the right liberation from the body and, through the portal of death, to pass to complete health.
The healer will assist in identifying those factors in the patient’s life which are preventing the soul’s energy from flooding everywhere; finding out what lines of thought are being indulged which are causing that inertia of the will aspect which is so conducive to wrongdoing; ascertaining what it is in the emotional body which is affecting the nervous system, and thus obstructing the flow of energy from the soul to the emotional body, and thence to the nervous system; and discovering what is the hindrance in the etheric body which is preventing the right flow of prana, or of solar vitality to every part of the body.
The healer’s main task is to create a healing thought form. The function of every thought form is threefold:
- to respond to vibration,
- to provide body for an idea, and
- to carry out a specific purpose.
The healer has to work intelligently with the vital forces of the etheric body to reorganize and revitalize it. The work is, in reality, that of the judicious use of energy, applied with love and science. The synthetic power of the mind, aided by true love, will some day be the instrument of all true healers.
The healer has to clearly grasp certain exceedingly simple yet esoteric facts:
- that healing is simply and essentially the manipulation of energies;
- the difference between incoming energies and outgoing forces in the human frame;
- the patient’s evolutionary status according to the patient’s intellectual, emotional and physical caliber;
- accurate knowledge of the seven major centers of force in the human frame;
- the difference between soul and personality;
- if the healer’s relationship with the patient is a soul or a personality one;
- the location of the center controlling the area which involves the point of friction; and
- that disease and healing are both of them aspects of the great “relationship system” which governs all manifestation.
If the healer will take these eight points and reflect and brood upon them, a sound foundation for all work to be done will be laid.
Furthermore, it is advised that:
- the work of the healer and of the healing groups should be supplementary to the orthodox care (“the patient should always be in the hands of a good and reputable doctor”);
- the nature of the disease (determined by careful, orthodox medical diagnosis) should be known to the group;
- the age of the patient, his birth date and some information anent his circumstances should also be known, so as to provide a focal point of interest, and a magnetic area should be construed around the patient which will attract the thought-directed energy of the group;
- charts providing information on the anatomy of the body and the position and nature of the centers governing the diseased areas should be studied; and
- the faculty of imagination and the power of visualization should be emphasized and the ability should be developed to send streams of energy to the patient and to the area in the patient’s body where the trouble lies.
In summary, the work which should engage the attention of aspirants to healers will fall into three categories; these will work out sequentially and not simultaneously:
- first, the training in the principles of the healing art (by studying the textbook Esoteric Healing);
- later, when a group can function together with impersonality as a unit and with true interplay of love, such a group can then begin to do some definite healing work under soul direction or some initiated chela and in conformity with the teaching outlined in the textbook;
- finally, there will come the forming of subsidiary groups to be taught and developed by members of pioneer healing groups, under soul instruction, or under that of some initiated chela. These subsidiary groups will work under group direction for the healing of people.