The following is a transcript of today’s Facebook Live:
Namaste and good morning, good afternoon, good evening depending on when you’re watching this. I am Gloria Grace Rand and I’m here today to share today’s Daily Word, as I am most days unless something happens in my life when I can’t make it. Then sometimes that happens, and even though I know that consistency is important on social media, and I also know that life happens and I’m going to be authentic and if that means that authentically I can’t show up some days, because I’m just not up for it, or something else is going on. I know that I get to decide, I get to decide how often I show up here, so I hope you appreciate when I do show up.
And today’s one of those days, where I have absolutely was inspired to show up and talk about today’s Daily Word which is HEALING. And the affirmation is I CLAIM WHOLENESS, AND I AM HEALED.
Daily Word: Healing
John’s Gospel tells the story of a man, paralyzed for 38 years, who waits for a healing miracle by a pool outside the Jerusalem temple. When Jesus asks whether he wants to be healed, the man says neither yes nor no, but instead explains how difficult it is for him to make his way to the pool’s healing waters. Jesus, seeing the truth of wholeness even though the man is expressing hopelessness, commands him to stand up and walk. And the man walks!
The indwelling Christ presence invites me to look beyond illness and embrace the healing energy that is always quickening every cell of my body. I think and speak life-affirming words. I see my body radiant with the life of God. I say yes to wholeness, and I am healed.
And then, as always there’s a scripture reading; this is from John 5:6 – When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be made well?”
Now. Healing especially in the times we live in, can be a very touchy subject with some people. People have strong opinions about what it takes to heal. Whether we need outside help; whether we can do it ourselves. All of that, I don’t want to get into a debate about that. What I want to focus in on is the fact that I believe we do have the power to heal ourselves. Whether or not we become healed, now that’s a different story because there’s a lot that can interfere, even with our best of intentions, because sometimes we may have unconscious beliefs that don’t really believe we have the power to heal and that can interfere.
That’s why it takes a determination to follow your inner guidance. And to spend time in the quiet and to align yourself with your higher power, God, the Universe. And to actively work to focus your thoughts, your beliefs, your words, your actions on what it is you want to achieve. And that is why we’re here. It is to do all of those things.
When we come into this world, we are perfect human beings. Now again there may be, and there have been instances of babies being born into this world and having some type of physical ailment or physical something, something that isn’t what is typically seen as normal, however, you want to define that. But sometimes there have been children who’ve been born with missing limbs or with some sort of defect in their heart that doesn’t allow it to pump properly or perhaps they don’t have vision or all sorts of things. And then, when that happens, people will be like Why God, why did this happen to my child? So it is hard to understand, sometimes. And that’s where a lot of faith and trust comes into play.
Because I am coming to believe also that we choose to come to this world and to experience different challenges in our lives. And it could be that that soul that entered that child’s body decided that they wanted to experience life a different way, they want to experience life with a challenge and that they would need to figure out how to live a full rich life anyway. So that’s that I just wanted to sort of address that.
But let’s get back to our healing energy that we have within us that our power to heal. And one of the most important lesson or lessons or lines in this reading today says, I think and speak life affirming words. That’s important because our words have power, they absolutely have power.
I was watching, I’ve been watching a show on Netflix it’s called 100 Humans. If you haven’t checked it out it’s really fascinating. This, three people and I’m not sure who the other two people are is, I know, one of them was a comic. But anyway they’ve brought together 100 people from all different walks of life, all different ages, sexes, sexual orientations, races, etc. etc. and they do experiments with them and testing different hypotheses. And the one I was watching yesterday was testing whether how the power of our mind reacts when we think that we’re going to be inflicted pain versus when we’re, we think that we are going to be experiencing pleasure.
And so they were, they have this experiment, where the people were sitting in a chair and they were, I think even strapped down or something, but they had a light, a harmless light was going to be shining on their skin. And so, one group was told that that they were going to increase the level and it was going to be more painful along the way, so spoiler alert here if you haven’t seen it I’m just know I’m giving it away, but essentially they, the people who did that didn’t feel any pain.
But the pleasure group – the one where the person was saying okay we’re going to you know each we’re going to increase it, you know, and let me know how this feels and if it’s you know pleasurable. That group almost across the board just about all felt some degree of increasing pleasure.
Now my thought is because, along with their belief was the fact that the woman who was, who was telling them okay I’m going to be increasing. Now she was talking very softly and nicely and and really I think almost leading them in, suggesting you know, suggesting that they would feel well you know as a hypnotist would do and so that’s why they started feeling this pleasure.
But again it’s the fact that nothing actually was happening. There was no, no outside stimulus was actually doing anything, it was their own brains. So it’s the power of the words that I believe the power of this experimenter’s words, the person who was who was actually you know, telling them, as well as, then the person’s belief.
So when we want to achieve some type of healing in our lives, this is when we really do need to think and speak life affirming words; use affirmations as it says, at the beginning, I claim wholeness and I am healed. Focus in on what the outcome and focus in on imagining yourself already, as it says here, I see my body radiant with the life of God. Say yes to wholeness and believe that you are healed.
And it can happen. Miracles happen every day, people are healed every day. And again, we can go into a debate about why some are healed and some don’t. Some do this and then they still don’t get healed. And that can be just because I think that they made a soul contract or their soul minute contract that they were still going to have to experience that type of life and that they weren’t going to be healed because they have other lessons that they wanted to learn on this life journey.
So this is why we can never really know what another person’s journey is. When someone we know is ill and people ask for prayers, we can pray for them, but I wouldn’t necessarily pray for their healing. What I would recommend is something that I know Louise Hay talked about instead is to really pray that the outcome will be for their soul’s highest good, whatever that is. And leave it in God’s hands and their hands, their soul’s hands, as it were, to determine what is the best outcome for them, because we can’t know. We can only do our part to live our best life and that’s all we have control over. We can’t control anybody else we can only control ourselves. So claim wholeness today and declare that you are healed and be mindful of the words you use every day. And choose those life affirming words because the more you do choose life affirming words, then, and you think those thoughts, then you start to believe them.
And when you start to believe them and you really, it becomes second nature to how you are, then you are going to be a healthier person who is living a rich and full life.