The Nganga being a man of God must know and embody Bwete, meaning he lives without the need to control. He relinquishes to the divine connection to God entirely. He does not live outside of the self in material image. He does not live in ego or material gratification that seeks accolade, approval, or affirmation from others to justify his position of self. His seat is in the self and only through this sovereignty can he be the voice of spirit, the letting go of that which is, this is the protection we experience with Nganga. Nganga becomes more of the self through initiations, rites and on going training. The Nganga in the Miobe and Dissumba tradition learns of psychosomatic disorder, he utilises natures´ pharmacopoeia partnered with his psychological knowledge learnt from the ancestral traditions in the light of TETA NZAMBE KANA.
His connections bring protection and spiritual accuracy to those healing. The art is one of gentle power without ego, it is psychological dexterity that becomes his strength, his personhood is the conduit to spirit which is used in the work of liberating others from dis ease.
The Nganga cannot turn away from truth of self, connection to God, and the servitude to God. The Nganga is and always will be a servant to God. Through and by this devotion to service the Nganga lives his life as Bwete, Healing occurs through the Nganga´s discipline to be without control, to be out of the way of the soul and its purposeful intent. To be able to be free of mind on demand and with mind when needed and called. This is his work. A life's commitment to the service of God is reflected in the work upon and through self. Nganga cares little for his perceived self. For the perceptions of others. he does not blur lines and through this others heal with his personhood.
For the Nganga, the importance of faith which is his loyalty, obedience and integrity to TETA NZAMBE (Father God of the Universe). The Nganga´s (Traditional Doctor) ability to heal, comes through the divine will on the one hand, and his knowledge of the codes of nature, respecting their secret and sacred characters. Thus, the divine forces that are sources of life, will raise him higher in his noble profession of healing. However, the patient in turn, has a considerable part to play as the powers of the Nganga can only act, from the disposition of the heart from the person seeking the healing. The traditional healer or Nganga, needs purity of heart and faith of the patient to perform his miracle as well as strong will to shun evil.
The nature of healing and the role of the Nganga in this nature is to demonstrate through actions that one is the other. before working specifically on the characteristics of the illness that is with the patient.