BARBARA BUCK: “Hiding The Wounded Healer”

Suffering can appear in our lives with little warning. It startles us out of complacency. One day we are swimming with the tide, just breezing through life, then wham! Disease and discord hit us when we aren’t looking. Suddenly our nice dip in the ocean becomes a terrifying race from the sharks that we had no idea were right below the surface.

Hardship in whatever form it manifests, can cause us to lose faith that life is on our side. It can render us incapable of trusting the ebb and flow of reality as we understand it.

When I was diagnosed with a chronic disease, I was utterly blindsided. I am a healing practitioner, so in the beginning stages of being sick I had faith that I would be more than capable of handling the issue and moving on with my life. I had multiple tools to help me.

I did all the work, taking a mind/body/spirit approach to the disease, but instead of getting better, I got worse. I did everything that I knew how to do as a healing practitioner, but all my knowledge was useless in the face of my wretched suffering.

I stopped trusting the process and began to believe that I must have done something horribly wrong to deserve the physical and emotional trauma that I was experiencing.

To top it all off, I had a belief that no one would want to see a healer with a chronic disease. How could anyone put their faith in me to help them, if I couldn’t even heal myself? A sick healer is a paradox.

I spent a good deal of time stoically putting on my best game face while seeking help from other practitioners behind closed doors. Everyone that I knew had plenty of advice to give me, from why I got sick to what might help me get better.

Conventional medicine, naturopaths, homeopaths, nutritionists, spiritual counselors, acupuncturists, biofeedback therapists, energy healers of all different types; you name it, I tried it. I stopped trusting the healthcare industry to give me answers, but the worst part about it all is that I stopped trusting my ability to help myself.

Suffering makes us feel weak, and in that weakness we become vulnerable. It’s a terrifying experience to recognize that no matter what we’ve been taught to believe, there are some things we don’t have control over. Sometimes when we allow ourselves to step into our vulnerability, we can feel like victims, victims to our bodies, our thoughts, our creative process that’s gone awry, to God, to the Universe, to genetics.

I have vacillated back and forth between all of these things. I blamed my ancestors, the environment, but mostly I held myself accountable for this disease. I have a firmly held belief that I am a co-creator of my reality, so clearly I must have made this happen.

I played the self-blame game very well. I decided that I can’t be trusted to care for myself when I am in this open, susceptible state. The Universe can’t be trusted either because it certainly didn’t have my back and stop me from creating this horrible mistake.

It didn’t even give me fair warning.

When we are raw and wounded, the first thing we throw out of the window is usually trust. The most natural reaction to our loss of faith is to wrap ourselves in a protective shell because we are afraid of what might come next. The world no longer feels safe.

When we become ill, whether it’s emotionally, spiritually, or physically, we tend to try to keep the world at a comfortable distance. Instead of stepping into our vulnerability, we hide it under the guise of courage and dignity.

Society rewards stoicism with praise. If we see a cancer patient, we say “Isn’t she brave? She never complains about the pain she’s in. She just keeps fighting. It’s amazing!” Very rarely do we acknowledge it when someone courageously embraces their vulnerability by taking a step into the darkness of their condition and seeing what gifts lie within the murky depths.

When we voice our fears or expose our vulnerability, it can frighten our loved ones. It makes people uncomfortable when they can see our wounds. It makes them remember their mortality and their own ability to suffer.

We often respond to this behavior by hiding behind a courageous mask, when the truth is that it makes us feel guilt, anger, and shame.

It’s time for us as healers to take that mask off. It is impossible to heal if we don’t allow the shadows of our creation to surface for healing, or try to hide them. Ignoring them is no longer an option.

 

Barbara Buck is a Foundational Reconnective Healing Practitioner, writer, and teacher. For more information, please visit her website at http://www.barbarabuck.org

 

~via We Are the Dreamwalkers

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NEZEL PADAYHAG: “Everything You Need To Know About The Concept Of Energy Healing”

Energy healing has been around for centuries. Different ancient cultures use the body’s energy as a powerful force in their healing modalities.

The Japanese have the Reiki as a traditional energy healing, the traditional Chinese medicine practitioners utilize the Meridians, which are the body’s energy superhighway, and the ancient Hindu texts describe the Chakras, the 7 energy transmission centers of the body.

All these energy healing techniques are based on scientific principles.

Now the question is, can energy healing really cure diseases? To answer this, we need to get deep down into the principles of the energy healing process.

Though some people claim having healed of their diseases quickly through energy healing, these instances are rare. Energy healing is not like a magic wand that takes care of your health. It’s a traditional practice and something worth examining.

Here Are 3 Main Things You Need To Know About This Concept Of Energy Healing

1. It is holistic.

This means energy healing doesn’t focus only on one particular symptom or body part.

Rather, the focus involves the overall aspects of the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical.

The healing must come first from the level of pure consciousness down to the physical.

Energy healing comes from pure love. Love is the ultimate healer of all. Love alone releases fears, which are the primary cause of disease.

Fears prevent you from fully experiencing love, health, abundance, and other pleasures of life that you deserve. It’s only when you allow love to flow that you’ll be totally healed.

2. It is a process.

Energy healing is a process that requires you to have the pure intent of wanting to get healed. Along with this, you must be prepared to have a shift in consciousness and a lifestyle change.

The time it takes to heal depends solely on you. The progress becomes faster if you’re able to receive an intuitive guidance from the healer during the post healing summary.

This, in a way, helps you to expand your consciousness, awakening your hidden gifts that could include self healing.

Energy healing is, therefore, not an elixir that takes your symptoms right away. It’s not even permanent because staying healthy depends on your commitment to yourself and to your lifestyle changes.

Energy healing doesn’t suppress symptoms nor does it removes your illness away. It involves the process of peeling away the layers of yourself that obscures your truth and exposing the core wounds that cause your disease.

Once these wounds are exposed, healing begins. The wisdom you get from this experience will eventually be integrated into your consciousness.

Before the healing procedure takes place, the focus of healing must be determined, the process must be discussed as well as the expectations.

During the healing process, the practitioner scans the energy body that includes the aura and chakras for abnormalities and then repairs them energetically.

After the healing, lifestyle changes and self care routines must be discussed to correct the causes of the imbalances and the energetic healing must also be manifested in other areas, such as the mental, emotional, and physical levels.

3. It takes faith.

Without faith, healing can’t take place. A genuine faith is important for the healing to manifest. You also need to trust in the ability of the healer to help you heal. And you need to have the same faith to sustain you throughout the post healing process.

Your beliefs create your reality. Hence, you need to have the right beliefs.

The energy healers are not there to give you something that you need. They’re only there to assist. You already have what it takes to heal yourself, but because you don’t know the process, you need someone to facilitate you in the healing journey.

It is more about discovering yourself, gaining your personal power back, and using your divinity to live the life you love. Energy healers are there to assist you, but your self-healing faith is what makes everything possible.

As Dr. Bruce Lipton says, “The moment you change your perception, is the moment you rewrite your chemistry in your body.“

 

~via LifeCoachCode.com

NEZEL PADAYHAG: “6 Ways Staying Near Water Affects Your Health Positively”

People associate water with calm, relaxation and connection. In fact, when taking vacations, spending a day at the beach is often included on the to do list.

We often see a large crowd of people gathered at the beach, by the lake, or at the waterfalls than we do in the mountains. This is how we can see the magical effect of the water element has on people.

In an interview with the Huffington Post, marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols said that we have a “blue mind” that he describes as a mildly meditative state characterized by calm, peacefulness, unity, a sense of happiness and a satisfaction with life at the moment, which are all triggered when we’re in or near water.

Water has a positive effect on our brains due to its simplicity. It’s a kind of break our brain needs from the clutter it has always been exposed to.

By gazing at the blue sea or serene lake, our thoughts suddenly pause for a while from all the overstimulation. Even listening to the sounds of a running brook or splashing waves can turn our minds into a relaxed and hypnotic like state.

Aside from the transformative and healing effects water has on us, it also boosts our mental health and enhances our well-being.

6 Ways Staying Near Water Affects Your Health Positively

1. Water calms your mind.

Water can calm your mind not only through observation but also through listening to the sounds of different water forms.

Listening to the sound of the crashing waves by the sea alters your brain’s wave patterns and induces a meditative state. Observing the water’s movement also calms your mind.

When your mind is in a state of calm, your stress levels drop, and your mind becomes much clearer.

2. Water helps you to get creative.

Because staying near water promotes a relaxed state of mind, your brain opens up to more inspiration and creativity.

Great insights only come up when your mind is switched off from overstimulation. And water has the ability to naturally get your focus off from that million thoughts.

3. Water amazes you in unexpected ways.

By simply observing water that cascades over a lofty waterfall, you can’t help yourself but be amazed and feel a sense of awe.

Recent studies that explored the feelings of awe found the connection between the experience of awe and an enhanced critical and creative thinking faculties.

By being in a state of awe, you immerse yourself in the present moment.

4. Water amplifies the benefits you get from exercise.

Water alone has its own benefits. When combined with exercise, like running or walking by the sea, you’re increasing ten folds the benefits that you reap.

It’s because you’re surrounded by an environment that triggers a more positive benefit to exercising and increases the negative ions into your system.

5. Water provides you more negative ions.

The positive and negative ions have an influence on how we feel.

Positive ions emitted by electrical appliances, like computers and microwaves, drain our natural energy. On the other hand, negative ions that are generated by water forms, like waterfalls, ocean waves, and thunderstorms, enable us to absorb oxygen much quickly.

Negative ions help us balance our serotonin levels and rejuvenates our mind, making us more alert and focused.

6. Water revitalizes your body.

When you submerge yourself in a sea or lake, the natural water revitalizes your body. The cold chill of the water soothes and treats your nerves while refreshing your body and stimulating your mind.

A warm water relaxes your muscles and eases your body of tensions.

If you’re feeling out of the blue, treat your blue mind with a blue space.

Whether you choose to be in the sea or be at your locality’s fountain, your brain is sure to achieve a mental clarity and you will have that extra dose of a sense of well-being.

 

 

~via LifeCoachCode.com