Most people are of the opinion that a healing process is a matter of a day, a week, or at the most month. The real healing process is not related to such short time periods. It needs years of purification of consciousness and clearance. It may take lives to get rid of physical, emotional, and mental sicknesses. As a matter of fact, physical sicknesses that originate in the physical plane last for a shorter time than sicknesses originating in the astral and mental planes.
Purification of consciousness and the clearance of karma sometimes take ages. We die and reincarnate with the same seeds of illnesses. Some of them lie latent; others may become active. We need continuous efforts to purify our consciousness and to pay our karma patiently until the transformation and transfiguration processes take place within our constitution.
New Dimensions in Healing