Let’s start out with some perspective on the name. Splankna is a greek term for the “center of one’s being” or whole person, the seat of a person’s spirit, soul and body. In the New Testament era, this “center of being” referred literally to “one’s gut” as their inner organs,” but was used metaphorically of one’s gut feeling or intuition, or in today’s terms, the feelings of “one’s heart.”
In the gospels, the verb Splanchnizomai is used of Jesus to literally mean “his heart contracted convulsively within him” towards people with various needs he would then reach out to meet: of compassion (harassed & exhausted Mt. 9:36), physical healing (leper Mk. 1:41, illness Mt. 14:14), blindness (Mt. 20:34), grieving (raised widow’s son Lk. 7:13), oppression (delivered of demon Mat. 17:15).
Jesus used this same word to describe the moving of one’s being unto love and compassion in his parables of the unmerciful servant about the king’s mercy (Mt. 18:34) and the prodigal son’s compassionate and forgiving Father (Lk. 15:20).
The Apostle Paul uses it referring to Christ as the LifeSource of love and it is Christ’s heart working within believers that moves them (His body) to transformational love, both within them and through them in actions of love (Phil 1:3-11).
This is the “heart” of a Splankna practitioner or therapist, to be a vessel for the Counselor, Christ’s Spirit, to facilitate the fullness and maturity of one’s being (Eph. 3:19, 4:13), especially in the healing and deliverance of one’s past hurts, hang-ups and habits that hinder them in their walk with Christ and His calling and destiny for their lives.
What if I still have questions?
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