A story about healing


Based on a remarkable true event.

Although the story is completely fictional, it is based on a real event of healing. It was written years before the movie What the Bleep Do We Know had popularized the discovery that our thought processes affect not only the world around us, but more so our body and with it the very experiences in our life in the form of our happiness, beauty, creativity, strength, joy, and also our physical health.

While spiritual healing has a long history that takes us back to the earliest forms of Shamanism and to a large store of spiritual healing produced in later epochs by Christ Jesus and in more modern times  by Mary Baker Eddy's discovery of what she called "the divine Principle of scientific mental healing," the healing process that this story is focused on is of a slightly different nature. It appears to reflect the two renaissance principles that the author's series of novels, The Lodging for the Rose is centered on, the Principle of Universal Love, and the Principle of the Universal Brotherhood of All Mankind.

In this sense the story, The Lateral Lattice of Hearts is much more spiritual than psychosomatic healing or quantum theory. I like to define spirituality as a human quality that transcends the intellectualism of science, a quality that appears less 'tangible' perhaps, like love, truth, and principle that one cannot measure and quantitize, but which is so profound that if it were withdrawn civilization would collapse as we see this already happening.

In the story, both love and truth unfold as principle, and therefore as universal principle. The universality of principle is an aspect that society is inclined to deny. We make exceptions, especially in respect to truth and love, and with it we narrow our horizons and our experiences. It appears that healing results when this sad trend is reversed.

The story  The Lateral Lattice of Hearts  is a chapter of the novel Discovering Love, the first episode of the series The Lodging for the Rose by Rolf A. F. Witzsche.

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