On a metaphysical level, “cure” denotes an end to a condition. It can also equal “death” of the condition resulting from death of the host. In my Tarot tradition, both can be symbolized by the same card and careful, detailed questioning can divine which the case is.
The universe manifests archetypically through the vessel (us) and is expressed through the lexicon, the expressive toolbox, of the intermediary. If an individual is not aware of this process and is unschooled regarding the relative, concrete nature of the universal voice, some serious misunderstanding can occur… especially regarding temporal time and space. If a time frame of say, six months, is presented in a blessing, reading, divination (all the same BTW), inquiry into the relative location pertaining to the time frame must be conducted. ( IE what entity are you accessing and what does time mean on that particular sphere of existence.)
God’s time is not our time.
In the Mormon Cosmos, God resides on a planet with differing physics and vastly expanded rates of rotation that effect the concept of linear time. If that particular God is the source of the communication, then schedules are adjusted according to the timetable of the origin. Six months could be 9/100th of a second. If that’s the case, a couple of months, or even a few years variation on the Earth scale isn’t a bad forecast.
Blah, blah…all mystical stuff right? But, in the forth and fifth dimensional world of thought and belief, a mystical mindset is the prerequisite for manifestation in third dimensional space and time. First we imagine and visualize, then we create in the material world. It’s not magic, just a natural process of creation. All things are created spiritually before they can be created physically, from IPods to lasagna. All things are conceived in the mind before being created in the factory.
The key to accurate expression in divination/blessings/tarot etc is a basic understanding of universal archetypes. The Mormon tradition is very rich in archetypal references. All divinatory work and spell work (prayer) conducted within the LDS framework must be according to established archetypes if a concise translation of the cosmic message, voice of God, is to be transmitted through the receiver to the asker. Both must understand the nuances associated with the archetypes if an accurate reading is to be obtained.
All prayers are answered. Sometimes we don’t understand the archetypal references and we limit our own ability to recognize the fulfillment.
Once again, "healing" may be an archetypal metaphor denoting a state of change in a particular health related condition. It could denote cessation of the condition itself, even if it is caused by the death of the physical body. There is no paradox here. No crisis of faith. Especially with an eternal perspective. Death and healing can be the same thing. That's why it is sooo vital to actually have semantic knowledge and complete understanding of that particular archetypal lexicon formulated on our own, core belief systems.
Thoughts and feelings evoke words. Words transmit thoughts and feelings through the air, where they are translated back in to thoughts and feelings. There is a great deal of margin for error. Ultimately, we should each try and establish a direct, intimate link to our Creator as to minimize the mistranslation.
I am really not sure where gender fits into the picture, or why it would be a prerequisite for anyone becoming a vessel. I think a childlike spirit would be the desired condition…