What is Energy Healing?
I have wanted to write more in depth about energy healing for a long time now, but didn't really know where to start or how to articulate my thoughts. I still don't really know where I want to go with it, but I just really feel the need to write about it.
This blog is a creative outlet for me and I want to write about what I am doing in the moment. And lately, I have been going to lots of different energy healing and alternative therapy appointments, as I get over the stress of the last couple of months and try to restore my mind and body from the last three years of being pregnant and taking care of a baby, before possible baby number two comes.
I have also always been very nervous about telling people, that not only do I go see energy healers, I am an energy healer. I guess after I told the world I ate my placenta, telling the world about my energy healing background didn't seem so crazy. But I realize it does still sound crazy to a lot of people, or even like one of my best friends told me, oh so politely, that it was a little too far out of her comfort zone.
In the future, I would like branch out from my natural remedies posts, and write about anything and everything in the energy healing/alternative therapy world, including things like acupuncture, (which technically is a type of energy healing).
I want to share all the these I have learned over the last ten years of working with healers and the things I continue to learn. Energy healing and alternative therapies have changed my life for the better and I would love for others to take see and feel the transformative effects it can have in your life.
Energy healing is crazy hard to explain. But basically, everything is energy. Your body, the trees, water, etc. It is all made up of energy. Each of us have a physical body and energetic body. Some people call your energetic body, your aura, but that is not entirely correct, I will go into more detail about that later.
The energetic body effects everything. If there is a disturbance in your energy field, it will manifest in your mental, emotional, or physical body. So to heal most anything, you need to heal the energetic body. And if you only heal something on one level, the physical or emotional, but don't pay attention to the energetic level, it will come back into your life (possibility in different forms) until you deal with it, really deal with it.
You don't have to do one or the other. For example, if you are taking migraine medicine, or getting chemo, you would do it in conjunction with your alternative therapies, like energy healing.
In the case of a headache, energy healers deals with the pain of the headache, but also the real cause of the pain. And the real cause could be all sorts of things. It could be residual angry energy left over from a fight with your husband, or could a symptom of something traumatic happening from your childhood, or even somebody attacking you energetically. I know it sounds crazy, but it's true. People can actually, purposefully, hurt you energetically, so you have to protect yourself, again that is a post in itself, for later.
Reiki is one the most common type of energy healing. It is an ancient form on hands on healing. A person who does Reiki healing goes through trainings and attunements to create the healer within, to learn how to open their energy field to the Universal/God energy. Then the healer acts as a vessel for the Universal/God energy to flow through them to the patient.
I am a Reiki Master. What that means, is that for over a year, I did trainings that built on one another. So first I was certified Reiki I Practioner, then a Reiki II and lastly I became a certified at the Master level. I have done energy healing off and on over the last 10 years, mostly with friends/massage clients who were open to it or really needed it, but I have never had a full on energy healing practice. Although, one day, I would love if I did. My main motivation was to have this skill for myself and my family.
I started going to an energy healer when I was 18. I went with intention of healing trauma from my childhood and teenage years. Pretty much from 18 to 22, I was on a mission to get myself ready to be married and have a baby. And for me, that meant doing a lot of hard work to heal old wounds.
Over the years I would go whenever anything came up tough in my life. I have also always gone to traditional talk therapy and done various alternative modalities (like chiropractic and massage). I have always combined different therapies/modalities to keep everything in balance on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. Energy healing combines and enhances all other type of healing work.
If you would like the contact information of the women I have worked with over the past 10 years, please email me. They all do phone sessions.
So what do you think? That I am nuts? :)
Have you ever been to an energy healer? What kind did you go to?