The power of spiritual healing is doubtless common to all humankind in greater or less degree, but,
just as some are endowed with exceptional talent for mathematics or music, so others appear to be endowed with exceptional
aptitude for healing. These are the people who ought to make the healing art their lifework. Unfortunately, so materialistic
has the world become in recent centuries that the very possibility of spiritual healing has to a large extent been lost sight
of. Like all other talents the gift of healing has to be recognized, trained and educated in order that it may attain its
highest development and power, and there are probably thousands in the world today, richly dowered with natural aptitude for
healing, in whom this precious gift is lying dormant and inactive.
the potentialities of mental and spiritual treatment are more fully realized, the healing art will be transformed and ennobled
and its efficacy immeasurably increased. And when this new knowledge and power in the healer are combined with lively faith
and hope on the part of the patient, wonderful results may be looked for. In God must be our trust.There is no God but
Him, the Healer, the Knower, the Helper. … Nothing in earth or heaven is outside the grasp of God.
O physician! In treating the sick, first mention the name of Thy God, the Possessor of the Day of Judgment,
and then use what God hath destined for the healing of His creatures.By My Life! The physician who has drunk from the Wine
of My Love, his visit is healing, and his breath is mercy and hope. Cling to him for the welfare of the constitution. He is
confirmed by God in his treatment.This knowledge (of the healing art) is the most important of all the sciences, for it is
the greatest means from God, the Life-giver to the dust, for preserving the bodies of all people, and He has put it in the
forefront of all sciences and wisdoms.
who is filled with love of Bahá, and forgets all things, the Holy Spirit will be heard from his lips and the spirit of life
will fill his heart. … Words will issue from his lips in strands of pearls, and all sickness and disease will be healed
by the laying on of the hands.
O thou pure and spiritual one! Turn thou toward God with thy heart
beating with His love, devoted to His praise, gazing towards His Kingdom and seeking help from His Holy Spirit in a state
of ecstasy, rapture, love, yearning, joy and fragrance. God will assist thee, through a spirit from His Presence, to heal
sickness and disease.Continue in healing hearts and bodies and seek healing for sick persons by turning unto the Supreme Kingdom
and by setting the heart upon obtaining healing through the power of the Greatest Name and by the spirit of the Love of God.
Exerpted from: Baha'u'llah and the New Era pages 111-113