Today has been all about healing. I run a regular Reiki Circle from the Centre for an hour on a Friday so that I can bring in the Reiki energy for the group & give each person a short hands-on blast of energy as well. Today I had a chance to chat with some of the people who dropped in & Keeley, one of our practitioners, about how people recognise that they need healing. It got me thinking about how we heal ourselves and if we even know that we can do so.
I live in a world of energy. I see the ‘dis-ease’ in a person’s aura – the place where the energy is distorted or out of alignment. Depending on where that stuck energy is located tells me what physical illness they are likely to be experiencing. The energy of feelings, thoughts and experiences is ‘held’ or recorded in the aura. The aura is the bit my Spirit will take back to the afterlife to review how this life experience went, much like the memory card in a computer or phone. The aura is my history. If something I have felt, though or experienced had a big impact then it creates a large ball of energy. The energy is positive or negative depending on how I dealt with what happened. I can also add to this ball of energy if I have the same feeling, thought or experience again. And again and again.
Energy that has gathered in this way can be used. It can be saved and spent as I navigate my life. Positive energy is useful to push me through less positive feelings, thoughts & experiences. I can remind myself that life has a good side even when I’m experiencing the worst of life’s challenges. Negative energy is more likely to get me stuck in pessimistic thoughts or feelings about life unless I can balance it’s effects with my positive energy sources. I’ve already talked in my blog about the ocean of energy we swim in. So we also need to understand that the energy in our auras can come from other sources – people, places, events. Sometimes we actually find that the stuck energy isn’t ours at all. This is when we need to be aware that we can self-heal.
One of the most difficult things, I find, is that because I ‘see’ energy I usually know when someone has lots of stuck energy. By the way, I’m not immune to having stuck energy too. I have to be prepared to look at myself and deal with the energy I carry in my aura as well. Certainly it is wonderful to be able to see the energy flow in someone’s aura and to try to support and help them. There may be an opportunity for me to speak to them about what I sense, perhaps to offer options for the person to deal with their own stuck energy, or to ask them if they would like a blast of healing energy to boost them. However, if that person is unaware of the cause of the stuck energy, or chooses to hold onto the energy, I’m in a bit of a pickle. I have no right to tell another person how to live or how to be healthy. Only if I’m asked can I suggest. Only if they listen and understand can they do something to help themselves. Even then the changes required might seem to them to be too difficult. Or it might feel too scary to let go of who they think they are for an uncertain ‘new you’.
Standing back is difficult, especially if the person who needs to heal is someone close to you. There is almost an implied responsibility in our social conditioning that it’s our task to make the people we love feel happy. Of course it’s mission impossible. The only one who can make me feel happy is me. The responsibility lies with me alone. If we acknowledge this it means that we have no option but to become a detached observer of someone else’s pain & suffering – their ‘dis-ease’. We have to wait until they question the dis-ease for themselves. So usually it is other people who most recognise in you the need for your body, mind or spirit to be healed. They can see what you are prepared to hide from yourself. Be prepared to listen to what they say and to think about their feedback. If your intuition is pinging away like mad then what they have told you has at least some truth to it. When you are ready to deal with the stuck energy remember how to self-heal.
The first step is to be prepared to let energy go, leave and never come back. The way in which you let go doesn’t matter as much as the intention to let go. Once we have made our mind up to change the energy around us we are already signalling to our aura that a clean up is on the way. Some people need to experience the clearing physically (e.g. through reflexology, massage, EFT etc); some need to feel the clearing (e.g. through counselling, art therapy etc); and, some people clear themselves through reflection (e.g prayer, retreats, coaching etc). Add into this the direct ways of energy way of healing (e.g. Reiki, spiritual energy healing, Earth’s ArchAngel healing etc). We can be helped by a therapist in all of these methods but the reality is that we won’t heal unless we have decided to.
Self-healing is there for everyone once we listen to what people say to us and agree with it. Then we have to intend to heal. And finally, we have to translate that intention into action. Love yourself enough to become an observer of your own energy flow. Monitor your aura for stuckness. Clear away the low level energy that will generate dis-ease. Choose to stay whole and healthy as much as you possibly can – it really is the best energy choice.