by Paula Smith
One of the things I love about energy work is the fact that it is so fluid; it doesn’t fit into a box and there isn’t just one way to practice it in order for it to be profoundly effective. In the past year and a half, energy workers such as myself have had to adapt to the circumstances with our work and how we energetically support ourselves, our families, and our clients. Everyone is in need of extra support in this environment and one of the ways energy practitioners can do this is to offer distance healing.
Those who don’t understand how this works may question the efficacy of it, but it’s actually quite simple: it works with intention and the channeling of universal life force energy. We are all energetic beings with a frequency and a vibration. A qualified practitioner can easily connect in with a client’s energy field, regardless of either’s location. I accomplish this in my practice by using Reiki and/or Archangelic Light to read the energy in a client’s body; then I focus the healing energy where it is most needed. In order for my client to get the most out of a remote session, I first connect in to my client with a phone conversation. After we talk, I ask my client to lie down in a comfortable space in their home to receive the session, we hang up, and I conduct the session and record any session messages on my phone. Finally, I have a wrap-up conversation with the client afterwards to address how the session went and how they are feeling, and I send them the session recording.
Besides the energy session, I offer my clients easy tips on how to stay centered and balanced in their daily lives, as everyone is under extra stress these days. Earthing is one really good and simple tool I use often. The theory behind Earthing (or grounding) is that the electrical charges from the earth create a positive healing effect on the body. There are many ways one can do this, but the way I earth is to stand or walk barefoot in the grass or dirt in 10 minute increments throughout the day. For me, this practice feels soothing and makes me feel more connected to the world around me. Light walking and exercise, such as yoga, also helps to keep one centered and balanced between the mind and body. As soon as I feel like I am too much in my head, I know it’s time to get the energy flowing with some movement and grounding.
Paula Smith is available for in person sessions at the Sagewood Center or remote sessions as well. She can be reached at 919-637-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Lisa Litzsinger – Blissful Wellness
Do you notice feeling heavy or constricted when you encounter an angry person or stressful situation? Have you noticed feeling a sense of disappointment or regret after agreeing to plans that didn’t really interest you? Or feeling your energy lift when an idea seems especially interesting? This is your body and your energy reacting to your world and giving you valuable clues that can help you be healthy and well, and to make decisions that line up with the best outcomes. Tuning into this information can guide you in many ways.
A great place to start to access this energy is the Yes or No question. First, close your eyes and say Yes, Yes, Yes, and notice what you feel or see. You may see a symbol, such as a Green Light, or a Sunshine, or something else that feels like a Yes. Then close your eyes and say No, No, No, and notice what you feel or see. You may feel your belly contract, or a slump in your shoulders. Once you have a sense of your Yes and No symbol or feeling, you can start asking questions.
It is important to ask very specific questions. If you are wondering whether a food is right for you, ask “Is this apple beneficial for my body right now?” If you are wondering about a purchase, you might ask “Will this item help bring happiness to my home, or will I enjoy it for many years?” The key is to know what you really want. “Should I buy this?” is not specific enough. A pendulum can be also used to answer these questions. With a little practice and a bit of trust, you start to receive answers to your questions in every area.
The next step is to notice subtle changes in your energy as you move through the world. Are there friends that “drop your energy?” Do you feel sad after going to the grocery store and you don’t know why? Your energy is reacting to people and places and associations all day long. The key is to trust your intuition and your feelings and act on them. Commit to protecting and supporting your highest energy levels. If you are deciding between 2 foods, feel them and see which feels stronger. If you are making plans and you feel your energy drop, take a step back and allow yourself to make a decision that lifts you up. If you have a co-worker that acts nice but feels bad, trust your instincts, and create some distance.
Sometimes a change in mood is an energy issue. Knowing what lifts and drops your energy will help you be empowered to move yourself back to balance on all levels. Tune in and let the wisdom of your energy be your guide.
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