Ministry Highlight ~ HEALING TOUCH

April 10,2018

     The Healing Touch team will be on hand to demonstrate our Worship Theme of TOUCH this week.

     We as practitioners learn presence with others by first learning to be present with ourselves. A comment about our demonstrations  is often “you could hear a pin drop”. We are in the age where science and spirituality are closer now then they have ever been. Spirit and body cannot be separate. We are whole and any healing must address the whole. 

     Healing Touch is one form of the ancient art of ‘hands on healing’ portrayed in both Hebrew Scriptures and the Christian New Testament as cited in Mark 1, vs. 21-28.

     Our group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday every month except during the summer.  We also are available the 2nd Wednesday after Community Lunch. 

     The basis of Healing Touch and other energy work is that the body is surrounded by fields of energy with seven major centers within our bodies.  All of us can experience this energy by holding our hands a couple of feet apart and slowly bringing them together.  You will probably feel a resistance as your hands get closer.  Every day stresses or major crises case us to close these centers. 

     We attempt to facilitate these centers to open and restore wholeness throughout the body, mind and spirit.  We do this by centering our thoughts on alignment with heaven and earth and thus open ourselves to the potential of all possibilities.  This allows the person to move toward further healing by awaking their body’s own healing processes.

     Our group has taken courses through Healing Pathways, the governing body of healing touch for the United Church and/or through Healing Touch Canada.  We are a part of the Pastoral Care Team and consider our ministry an outreach  through visiting congregational members in hospital or in their homes on request.  Christian healing is described as a gift given to all, rather than a special gift of only a few.  Anyone can act as a healing presence if that is their intention.

Submitted by Joanne Tench

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