Healing Pathway Ministry
The Healing Pathway Ministry is an energy-based approach to healing, working with and restoring balance to the energy fields that surround you. Changes may be experienced on a physical, mental, emotional and/or spiritual level.
The goal of Healing Pathway work is to awaken your body’s innate healing powers, restoring harmony and balance to your entire being.
What is Healing?
Healing does not necessarily mean curing. In the Healing Pathway practice, healing is a process guided by God to restore balance and wholeness of body, mind and spirit. Healing occurs within you, in your relationships and community, and within all of creation. Healing Pathway work complements, but is not a substitute for, conventional medical approaches.
Healing Pathway work is non-invasive, effective, natural and gentle.
The Healing Pathway Ministry at Inlet United Church
Trained volunteer practitioners offer healing sessions to people from the congregation and the wider community on a regular basis. Many have taken courses in the Healing Pathway Program offered by the Healing Pathway Society, which operates under the oversight of the United Church of Canada. To book a Healing Pathway session at Inlet United, please contact the office at 604-939-5513. Appointments are available on Monday afternoons and can also be made for home, a care facility, hospital or hospice. During our relocation period, before the opening of our new building we are meeting at Trinity United Church in Port Coquitlam. There is no charge to receive healing session. Donations to this ministry are, however, welcome.
How does a session proceed?
A session usually lasts 30-45 minutes. First you meet with the Healing Pathway practitioners. (Within the United Church, this work is usually done in pairs.) This is a time for you to explain your health concerns. You remain fully clothed and either sit in a straight-backed chair or lie on a padded table.
You name your wishes for healing, and the practitioners will name their role as channels of God’s love. They will honour your wishes about how you are comfortable naming the source of the healing (e.g. divine presence, universal energy field, creator, spirit).
The practitioners will move their hands in gentle motions around your body. A light touch may be used if you are comfortable with this. During the session you may simply relax, ask questions or share feelings that you are experiencing.
You are in charge of the session. At any time you can ask that it be interrupted or stopped. At the end of the session, you are free to ask more questions or reflect on your experience. Afterwards, it is a good idea to drink several glasses of water and to rest.
Healing Pathway work helps in:
- Connecting to the healing power of God’s love
- Promoting relaxation
- Strengthening the immune system
- Increasing a sense of well-being
- Reducing pain
- Managing stress
- Speeding the healing of bone and tissue
Why a Healing Pathway Ministry?
The New Testament records many stories of Jesus healing people, including: a man with leprosy, the centurions’ servant, Peter’s mother-in-law, a paralysed man, a hemorrhaging woman, two blind men, a crippled woman and a deaf man with a speech impediment.
The Healing Pathway ministry within the Christian community follows the example given by Jesus. The healing work is an expression of love and compassion for those in need of any kind of healing.
Within the United Church of Canada, the mission of the Healing Pathway ministry is to renew the church’s role in healing and to reach out to those in need of healing in body, mind and spirit. The ability to heal and offer healing is a gift given to all, rather than a special gift given to a few. All it asks is that the person opens as a channel to the healing power of God’s love and mercy.
To find out more about the Healing Pathway or to book an appointment, contact the office.