Most people assume that everything needs to be healed ASAP. But that is not always true.
There are people who are undergoing a crisis because their higher self is trying to get them to change something in their lives, trying to communicate with them physically after subtle means have failed. Short-circuiting that process does not help them.
There are people who are already going through a healing crisis. They are ill from the difficulty of releasing toxic thoughts, patterns and substances stored in their bodies. Again, interfering can set them back.
And there are local, regional and global events and situations that exist to call the attention of humanity to the need to change our ways—and our thinking and beliefs.
We may need to change our laws and even our governments to remedy the deep causes of such situations. Superficial healing can just delay the inevitable or require more extreme measures by spirit to get the attention of enough humans to change things.
Jumping in on impulse to “fix things” may even make the underlying situation worse.
How do we know when to help and when not to? We ask for spiritual guidance.
We do not do healing on people who have not asked us to, so that we do not interfere with their free will. In an emergency you can send healing to the higher self of an unconscious person or a child, but send only “whatever is for their highest good.”
The same is true for situations such as the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. There are so many ramifications from that spill, and the seriousness of it indicates how large the effects may be on the future of our planet. We should not just jump in and assume that we know best what needs to be done.
I have written a column on whether or not to do shamanic healing on the oil spill situation on Houston Shamanism Examiner. I hope you will go there and read it and then leave comments with your experiences and ideas on the situation.