Technology of the Heart
“Consciously or unconsciously every being is capable of healing himself or others. This instinct is inborn in insects, birds, and beasts, as well as in man. All these find their own medicine and heal themselves and each other in various ways. In ancient days the doctors and healers learned much from animals about the treatment of disease.
This shows that natural intuition has manifested in the lower creation as well as in the higher.” – Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan, Healing and the Mind World
 What is Spiritual Healing in Islamic Sufi Tradition?
Islamic sufi tradition is rich in the practice of spiritual healing. From earlier Biblical and Quranic apostles to Muhammad, the last messenger of God and then later passed down to sufi masters – spiritual healing has always been part of golden heritage and lineage of the sufis.
The Sufi healing method is an Islamic healing method using Divine spiritual power practiced exclusively by the Sufis for centuries. The basic principle in Sufi Healing is that the True Healer is God Himself, the Sufis only act as mediators.
The sufi healers are spiritual teachers within Islam and one of their responsibilities is to maintain and transmit the hidden, deeper knowledge contained in the Holy Qur’an. For the sufis, the supreme object of life is to serve and obey God, to emulate His divine attributes, and thereby to earn His pleasure. Among the service to humanity, that which the Sufis consider superior to most others is the healing of the sick. Their method is called the Sufi Healing (credit).
Sufi Spiritual healing generally incorporates holy energy work, herbal and natural remedies belonging to ancient wisdom and other healing methods particularly used by Prophet Muhammad himself. Spiritual healing in sufi way often time involves the fusion between:
1. Faith – but not in the context of belief subset or theology which is mind-centric, but heart-centered faith and intuitive knowing, based on deep gnosis.
2. Sincerity – the quality that is connected to the yearning and calling of the human heart. Working on the inner heart, its polishing and getting rid of the rust.
and 3. Self-examination – deep look and recognition of the self, its shadow.
Sufi healing modalities involves with purification, breath work, rhythm, deep intuition, deep listening, presence and holy glance of the master, sacred words and its vibration.
Spiritual healing in sufi tradition acknowledge the Divine as The Highest Source of Healing and the healer works as a conduit between The Source of Healing and the one who needs healing. The very word “spiritual” in the context of spiritual healing refers to the divine nature of the energy, which comes from One Invisible, Unseen All Intelligent Source. The healing energy from This Source is available to all.