The Difference Between Healing and Curing

bigstock-Sillouette-of-man-kayaking-on--21486803As 2012 begins to gather momentum and with it the opportunity for new beginnings, I would like to reflect on the difference between healing and curing and why we need to make a distinction between the two when dealing with improving our health.

The difference between the two became very clear to me as I began to read “Anatomy of the Spirit, the Seven Stages of Power and Healing” by Caroline Myss, PH.D.  during the recent holidays.

According to Caroline, an intuitive energy healer:

“Healing and Curing are not the same thing.

 A “cure” occurs when one has successfully controlled or abated the physical progression of an illness.  Curing a physical illness, however, does not necessarily mean that the emotional and psychological stresses that were a part of the illness were also alleviated.  In this case, it is highly possible, and often probable, that an illness will recur.

The process of curing is passive; that is, the patient is inclined to give his or her authority over to the physician and prescribed treatment instead of actively challenging the illness and reclaiming health.

Healing, on the other hand, is an active and internal process that includes investigating one’s attitudes, memories and beliefs with the desire to release all negative patterns that prevent one’s full emotional and spiritual recovery.

When a person is passive—with an attitude of “just do it to me”—he does not fully heal; he may recover, but he may never deal fully with the source of his illness”.

Therefore, a healer as I see it, is someone who facilitates the process of healing which a patient/client has undertaken.

I am committed to facilitating this process with all of my clients at Woodland Dental Hygiene in the upcoming year, as we look for new and not-so-new answers to help you on your journey towards vibrant health.

I would love your feedback. Here on my blog, you’ll get commentluv. This is a wonderful opportunity to leave a link back to your own blog when you leave a comment.

Until next time,




2 thoughts on “The Difference Between Healing and Curing

  1. Wow! I hadn’t thought about the difference, I guess I just lumped both of those ideas together. I am now beginning to recognize some things I thought I had cured, that I really am in the healing process. I have also seen many times someone wanting someone else to cure them, when that doesnt actually work. Thanks so much for clarifying and opening my eyes to that difference 🙂
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  2. Hi Meagan,

    My apologies for taking so long to respond to your comment!

    I am glad you found some personal value from the information I posted and trust that together we can all learn and share our experiences and insights on our journey towards abundant health.



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