First of all, please excuse my lateness in publishing this post. I was without electrical power for several days, which set me back somewhat in my work. But the return of electricity was accompanied by a surge in my personal energy, and I’m excited to be communicating with you again.
“In the beginning was the Word,” the Bible says, and from that entire worlds were created. Many students of metaphysical thought, such as myself, believe the Word stands for vibration, the energy of Creation. And yet we know that words themselves have power, that when we pronounce the name of something – anything – we are forging an intimate energetic connection with its essence. And this gives us access to it. Its as if a thing’s name is the key that allows us to bring to bear on it the impact of our intention and creativity
And so we come to the second principle of spiritual healing, the N in ANTHEM, which stands for Name it to Release it.
When we name what we are feeling or the thought we are having, or even simply bring our recognition and focus to a bodily sensation, we open an energetic channel, a conduit between our conscious awareness and everything that ever caused or lent energy to the object of our focus. And it is through that energetic channel that the sensation, emotion or judgment may be released.
The name for this energetic connection, coming to us from the world of physics, is resonance. I’ve found resonance to be one of the most – perhaps THE most – powerful tools for healing that we have. In fact I have often been amazed to find that simply naming a thing was enough to let it go.
But there is a trick, a sort of key to the key. And it is this: The awareness doing the naming must, itself, be completely detached from the thing being named. It may not be caught up in the drama that the conscious (ego) mind has used to continually energize the thing you’re wanting to release. And this ability to remain the calm center of the energetic storm is the province of the Higher Self alone, that all-knowing and embracing witness to outer experience – and it is powered by Love. So we arrive at another realization, that each letter of ANTHEM represents a different aspect of Love, the only real healer there is. To heal is to sing an anthem to Love.
Many have written of the Higher Self and many have wondered how to know what it knows and make use of its power. The truth is that the Higher Self is not hard to contact. It simply requires surrender to its presence, the simple recognition or statement (there’s the power of word again) that I AM and therefore I know and do. All else follows naturally, including the return to wholeness, power and joy, which is the desired goal of any healing journey.
In summary, just as Creation requires the Word of the Creator, healing requires you, as the creator of your life, to consciously use your words, your awareness and your love to vibrate and thereby liberate your being.