THE HEALING OF LOVE
associated with mostly bizarre practices, has gained
with all kind of alternative healing practices. As
population pushes greater numbers in the geriatric wards
of hospitals, at
a neck breaking cost for health insurances systems, therapeutic processes
make the cover
page of Times Magazine, including
on the science of meditation extolling the TM fraud, which
Magazine?s incompetence in the
subject. But faith is
hard to get by and it
when the deity,
in whom we
have faith, can hear our
has the power to heal. In short, not
Yet, a more health
conscious public realize the huge shortcomings
of allopathic and
antibiotic saturated medicine. Homeopathy depends on sensitive
diagnosis, not always
So where do we
turn for an affordable
healing process? Could the answer
be so simple
that we miss it?
just a suggestion: love is
the greatest healer that relieves us of the
buds of sickness before they degenerate in pathology. Do we fully
realize the healing
impact of a loving presence
next to us?
This presence, in fact,
is the deeper definition
of what constitutes
?a home?. All of us who
go out in the real world come
back home at the
end of our day
with some bruises
of a kind or another:
job anxieties, money worries, stress
and pressures of all kinds
take a toll.
But living in the simple and
giving love of someone close to us dissolve much
of the strain!
it look relatively unimportant because the love we receive recharge in a very
subtle but real way
the energy supply that
in our daily
skirmishes with life. We feel comfortable again, we touch
in a humble, silent but pervasive
real wellness of being alive, and yes,
life is beautiful.
A loving presence? It can be a grand mother, a child, a husband or wife, a sister
or brother, a friend. These are various shapes and forms
of the vessels
containing ?if all is well ? the
It needs not be
only in a lover shape
for, ultimately, love is not something we make:
it is something
that flows through us. A liquid well being,
streams of mellow
and golden caress, a soothing
tingling in the chest, a bath of exquisite fulfilment.
Love is all that and more, much more because it is an energy that
flows into us from God.
Every one who
loves carries it. And if you love your dog, it
understands this. But do we?
So love works
also in a therapeutic sense. The hurdle here
love cannot be
faked. I mean, when love is faked, it
is not love.
We cannot ask
a nurse to start loving a patient or a manager
to love his employees
because this would accelerate the recovery of the patient or make the
staff member more productive.
In the best of the
case, the nurse or the
CEO would understand the point but this is not enough.
Love does not work
this way. To love, we must feel love, we must have it inside, and to have inside
us, we must get it from
In other words is
full to the brim
with love, half full or half empty or does
contain a few drops?
This will make
a difference when we pour our
cup onto someone
makes a difference to the effectiveness of our love.
question arises: how to love?
From where to get love? Or, how to fill
the cup? If we do not get any
love for ourselves, it
is hard to give back any.
The Beatles sang:? I need somebody to love? but many would also sing
in tune ?I need somebody to love me?. So, most of us are depending on our
emotional environment to be capable to give love back to this environment.
here we can
hurt: divorced parents, teenagers
dysfunctional couples are many instances
that dry up in us the
flow of this subtle energy
looks a bit like a vicious circle because quite generally and even
without acute emotional crisis, love seems to fizzle out in environments
that do not sustain it. Ask the nurse with her hypochondriac patients, the
teachers with kids that have no respect for
them or the
civil servant with the
dreadful boss. Ounce upon a time, they wanted perhaps
to serve, to give something
to society, which is
a form of love, but they grew tired.
then a way out of the vicious circle?
is. Beyond filling
because another vessel pours its liquid
into it, there is
a magic way
to fill the cup
from inside. And this is what
Yoga of raising the kundalini within
achieves. For the kundalini
is the dormant depository of residual divine love
intimate spiritual body. A yogi, who
has his kundalini awakened, can tap the
source through meditation. The advantage is that
energy can flow
even in a "love deficit"