It is very important for someone to understand the law of sacrifice. This law says that in order for a real change to happen to us as for example a healing from a sickness or disease, overcoming difficult circumstances externally or internally, opening some deep inner truth and abilities etc, we have to sacrifice our own energy and also our attachments. We have to sacrifice what is standing in our way blocking this change that we want. This is the Divine Will of the Spirit. If we want to heal ourselves on our own we can do it but to really succeed we need to uproot totally from inside of us the root cause that created the disease like for example negative thinking processes, bad habits, week emotional states or anger and resentment or feelings of quitting and giving up or not caring for our lives and/or our bodies. These are all things that we are attached with in our lives even without consciously and clearly knowing that we are.
This though is not always so easy and you need patience and to spend a lot of time and energy in your efforts without giving up until you succeed because this is the price one has to pay to recover form many years of wrong ways of thinking, feeling and living. This is the sacrifice to the Spirit of Truth because The Truth (God or the Universe) wants us to give up our weaknesses, give up the identity of the lower Self and stop being afraid to become who we were created really to be: our Higher Self.
It happens though that practically many times we cannot make this changes and transformation, it is too hard or we don't know the way to do it so we can always go to a healer or a spiritual guide or a teacher etc and he or she will do this work with us and help us to find our way through the difficult moments. Then one has to make a sacrifice to the healer because the healer was given this possibility from the Truth (God or the Universe) in order to be able to help people and so by sacrificing something to the healer then you sacrifice to the spirit of Truth. This is why spirituality in this sense and way that exists today in the world cannot and should not be for free. For free is when you can sacrifice by yourself your attachments and week parts and then the truth directly gives you the answers and the healing you needed. But in both cases the sacrifice is necessary.
So the person who is sick or suffering from his/her problems has 2 choices: Or to sacrifice to the healer (usually financial sacrifice) or to sacrifice to God, to the Truth, his weaknesses and attachments that make him be dependent and weak and make him suffer.
The first who mostly needs to implement the law of sacrifice is not The Spirit or the healer. It is the person who suffers. If the person will not make the sacrifice or if he will make it half heartedly then the healing process will not happen or it will happen for a little while and will be lost again soon.
From all our attachments our "negative" Karma is being created. In the spiritual sphere these are the "bad spirits" and weaknesses like: Laziness, doubt, unconsciousness ("sleep" of consciousness), anger, self pity, self-excuse, self-lies. In the material sphere are attachments to materials, money and generally all the external values that we hold on to in order to feel good and fulfill our inner world and inner state of happiness and completion. By giving all these to God or to the ones who play the role of the channels of the Divine we can start cleansing our Karmic blocks and lighten our heavy loads in life.
Every human from this perspective seems like a patient in life. It is just that some people need to be healed from physical diseases though others form everyday life problems, from torturing thoughts and fears, others from psychological traumas and stress and others from different weak parts of their character. Everybody though who want to have real results, regardless the specifics of their circumstance, (diseases, obstacles or even desire to have some change, acquire powers or have success in some areas of life) need to learn to sacrifice sincerely without feeling sorry that they have to give something or even "lose" something on the way. THAT is the most important!!!
What ever you hide you lose what you give is eternally yours!
Such is the Truth! OM
Alexander - Northern Deer