When I had my first energy healing experience (as the client who pronounced the word “reiki” incorrectly.. it’s “ray-key”, not “rye-key” ), I had felt ‘off’ for some time but I didn’t know why.
With nothing outwardly wrong, that experience with an energist highlighted to me a whole new part of myself, making perfect sense as to why I had felt ‘off’.
I was completely blown away. Why had no one told me any of this before?? Why had no one said to me anything about the inner ‘landscape’ of difficulty going on within me while I was walking around this planet and having no idea why I felt so bad?
I’d felt like I was malfunctioning or going crazy, where all I needed was to be able to see things through a different lens. One that sees the world of energy going on within all living creatures.
This is the magic of energy work to me; giving attention to the usually unseen AND responding to it.
I have used this energy awareness for myself, my family and my clients time and time again. It is the most beautiful way I have found to listen to ourselves, make decisions, and craft for ourselves a life that honours us. This is why I fell in love with energy work, from reiki, to flower essences, to dancing with meridian tapping and playing with metaphors and autogenic worlds much like shamanic journeys.
Whether it is children misbehaving, a business feeling wonky, or a woman feeling depressed/anxious/fearful ‘for no reason’, the energy of these things speaks volumes and seeks our attention with the symptoms. And most approaches to supporting things only see the symptoms, and not that there is anything else going on that makes the symptoms make sense.
This energy lens is how I remedied personal challenges that medical doctors could not. It’s how I support my children with anything from bad dreams to bad days at school to earaches. This energy lens is what I see my beautiful clients through, crying and rejoicing with them as they go, with this energy world as our guide along the way.
Once we get a picture of the energy experience underlying what is happening in our lives, we can take direct action to make a difference. This is to change the energy or to respond to the energy by making a change that will benefit it. An example might be to seek something from another, to take an energetic remedy, or to make a life change.
This inspired action that feels 100% like a “YES” occurs from within. Positive change in our outward experience follows. This magic happens from within.
Action without awareness of the energetic experience typically misses the mark and the problem remains, and has the potential to worsen in unpredictable ways.
I want for all of us to feel like that version of me who just had her first energy healing experience:
* not broken!
She sat silently for a very long time after that. All that she thought she knew was not how it actually was!
Trust that with whatever weirdness is going on in your life that has no outward reason for being the case, there is an inner experience that is both the source of that and the support of healing from that. The magic happens from within.