I have been working on creating an empowered network of healing arts practitioners in the Athens, Ga area to guide others on a heart-centered path of wellness. There are so many talented people here, that it is my goal to connect these healing arts practitioners so we can help each other and refer to each other as needed. When we unite, we can do far more than alone. www.holistichealingnetwork.wordpress.com
Please see our event here on Satuday December 3, 2016 from 12pm- 6pm **At Flicker Theatre and Bar, 263 W. Washington St, Athens, GA 30601**
First Annual Holistic Healing Fair and Holiday Market. It’s going to be great!
Here we will feature the Holistic Healing Network of Athens Area (HHNAA) heart-centered practitioners in person offering their wisdom, gift certificates for sessions, and handmade goods for sale. We will have many practitioners demonstrating aspects of their services from massage, to acupressure, sound therapy with tuning forks, reiki, aromatherapy, tarot card readings, hand-made lotions, salves, and oil. This is a great opportunity to meet the fabulous empowered providers we have in the Athens area. Come see this wonderful community we have here in town!
When I hear comments about the Earth and how we have ruined it with the pollution, global warming, and fossil fuels, I can’t help but feel frustrated. All throughout my youth I felt the overwhelming evidence of doom and despair. And now with the looming water crisis I feel it strongly again.
With more maturity I have learned it is my responsibility to be mindful each day on my connection with the earth, air, water, and sky as well as animal, plant, and mineral and this will bring about a change for good. If I look to the lessens of my ancestors, I can learn how to strengthen the spirit of all connections which helps everyone, as we are all connected.
As I first stepped onto the path of learning the ways of my ancestors, I had a big of concern for being a step into the unknown realm of spirits. The pagan methods had an element of magic that concerned me because I do not have a deep cultural background in this to guide me. After a few journeys within and wakeful, dreaming I realize the common message people are receiving. There is a battle happening. It is between disconnect from the fabric of life and wanton destruction for a facade of power and the return to reverence of life in everything. The power of connection to our roots empowers a return to balance and harmony on all levels.
How that affects me is to see the need to ask permission of the plants before I harvest them and offer my thanks for their bounty. I must talk with both my plants and animals so they feel my intention in my actions. Singing is a much more powerful communicator I have learned. Also I must work with respect for the wood as I hammer and chop. With acknowledgement of the sacrifice of each item involved in my life, then I can empower the balance to return. In this I can feel the return to balance I see and acknowledge the element of life in all around. The divine is here. With acknowledgement and respect brings empowerment on the personal level with emotions and worldly level with other interactions.
My most pressing goal for myself and my current focus with my Reiki practice in Athens, Georgia is emotional fluency. The majority of illnesses can be linked to the unhealthy ways many deal with emotions in their lives. I am no different. Emotional processing habits develop in childhood, a few can even be traced back to early infancy, and very few are healthy without loving guidance from the parents. As I learn Biofield tuning and Biofield Balancing, I see clearly how these patterns, either healthy or unhealthy, can lead us down the path of dis-ease if we do not learn how to identify, acknowledge, and validate our emotions.
Feelings are communications from our soul with the intention of guiding us. They are not necessarily bad or good, they are simply feelings. Exciting, calming, comfortable, and uncomfortable, all of our feelings fit in these categories. If we attempt to ignore our feelings or distrust our emotions, we may spend a lifetime undermining and devaluing ourselves. At the core of it all is learning to respect deeply, to listen openly and to love ourselves. Only after mastering these skills, can we turn truly balanced love and compassion outward into the world.
My biggest enemy has been myself. I am quick to self-judge, self-critique, and boss myself around (as well as others closet to me.) My childhood was filled with self-judging my appearance, my conversations, and my artwork. The moment to moment inner dialogue should be one of self-love, patience, and compassion, but I was frequently berating myself. Being human is tough, I am thrilled to have finally learned the importance of going back to all those moments and releasing my younger self from judgement so I can heal and be well. Even the parts of me filled with self-judgement must be remembered with love and compassion for the journey.
If I can learn to be compassionate to myself, then I am able to be truly compassionate to others. Life on Earth as a human can be very lonely if we do not learn to value ourselves and recognize the divine within. Once I can recognize that I am of the fabric of the divine, then I can recognize the divine within others. Once I can have compassion for myself (recognizing this will be difficult at times), then I can have compassion for others and respect the individual journey that they are traveling. Reiki is all about learning to have compassion and radiate the frequency of compassion.
Understanding myself and learning to see all my emotions are simply an electromagnetic event allows me to watch the feeling and witness how it moves through my body. How does this one feeling shift my weight, hold my shoulder up or to the side? How does this feeling make me feel strong and stand tall and proud? Some emotions have an energizing, light quality, and these are empowering emotions. One is the spiral of uplifting positive emotions and the other is the downward spiral of negative emotions. Neither is bad; see emotions as clues: negative emotions are a red flag that we are ignoring an inner aspect of wisdom, positive emotions indicate we are working in harmony with our inner wisdom. Recognize and learn from your emotions! That is so empowering!
Trusting myself is part of this journey. I am learning to feel the current of the emotion pass through my body. I allow my emotions. Breathe and see how they affect my body. I do not judge good or bad. Just see and name them and care for the emotion. Breathe and look beneath the surface emotion, and then they pass through. Trust yourself!
Anger, happiness, anxiety, exuberance, love and fear-just to name a few are simply emotions. None are good or bad, but some are certainly more comfortable than others. It is of the utmost importance to allow all of them. As a human we have a huge spectrum of emotions, but they are not bad or good, just comfortable and uncomfortable. It is super important to sit with the uncomfortable emotions and become aware of why they are so unpleasant. Search underneath and find the root event when we decided this emotion was bad. Sit with that memory and recreate it. Paint it with the color of compassion for yourself in that moment. Color it with love for the journey of life that you are on. It is a unique journey but you are not alone. It is the human experience.
With Biofield Balancing I use either Reiki or Biofield Tuning using tuning forks to help clear and release old emotional traumas. I guide clients to connect with the memories and switch to the role of observer in order to accept and love that part of themselves. The past continues to hurt us until we heal it and let it go. Book a session today.
This section is a work in progress. My goal here is to be able to fully explore how and why reiki and sound therapies work. With this research, I have learned that reiki is a form of sound therapy as it is a particular frequency proven to be beneficial for promoting healing. The more that I learn the more I see that we historically have understood that everything is vibration and healing with sound only makes sense. Our language reflects this with sayings such as “she is high-strung,” “they have good vibes,” “we are in tune with each other,” “we are harmonious,” and various others. Basically I have learned that everything at a particle level is vibration. Using sound to reset our vibrations to a healthier low-strung, more relaxed state, gives us a range of movement and flexibility. When tightly strung, a guitar string is more likely to snap and break when played. The same for people. Learning to soften and relax the body allows for emotional flexibility and adaptability for life. The important part is taking time to silence the inner dialogue and listen to one’s internal rhythms. When under times of great stress this is best done in guided sessions.
Here is a link to Dr. John Beaulieu’s website and research on the use of tuning forks and the release of NO-nitric oxide- and how it is beneficial at the cellular level. This study provides the basis for how acupressure with the tuning fork works which is also known as acutuning. In this article he explains how extended periods of stress adversely affect the immune system and can be linked to tumors and auto-immune disorders. http://www.biosonics.com/uploads2011/BioSonicsStressScienceandNO.pdf
This abstract summarizes research about how NO is beneficial as a free-radical “scavenger” and also mentions that too much may also cause problems…which explains Dr. Beaulieu’s teaching to apply the tuning forks no more than twice. Please see his full PDF on his website for the full article. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11782688
This article links over to a study titled “Extraordinay large bio-magnetic field strength from the human hand.” It’s a review of measurements exploring the difference between Reiki practitioners and non-Reiki practitioners. They even measured martial artists’ biomagnetic field. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pub/med1353653
This link is on beneficial effects of 10 htz on nervous system and potentially treating depression. I wonder why 4 htz (or cps) was not used? Hmm. I haven’t been able to find the referenced study on the different frequencies yet either. This study is from January of 2016. The end result was that they found 50% reduction in the oxidative stress (5-HIAA used in blood serum in rats-this is a type of chemical in brain assumed to be a good marker that is low when less stress and high when under more stress) after the first 15 days of daily treatments at 3 hours daily. They found no change a 1 hour daily. This is considered to be a good step forward in establishing ELF as potential therapeutic treatments for depression. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4795953/
This link connects to a study on the effects of Reiki on preventing metastasis and improving immune system responses in mouse breast cancer study. It reveals that the cancer tumor size is not reduced with reiki treatments, but it shows significant evidence that the treated subjects do not have cancer metastasis and do have improve immune system functioning. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26113869
This links to Reiki.org most recent article on the measurement of the energy from Reiki, healing touch, Qi-Gong and other martial artists. Pretty exciting that they have repeated measured with the SQUID instrument the fluctuations of the biomagnetic energy from the practitioner’s hand is between 0.3-30 cps but mostly 7 cps range! Also world wide it has been accepted that there is definitely a measurable biofield since the SQUID magnetometer in the wold-wide medical community. The USA needs to catch up. http://www.reiki.org/reikinews/sciencemeasures.htm
Diving into Sound Therapy after learning Reiki was Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) therapy, I have found Biofield tuning to be particularly effective. The tuning forks are incredibly powerful and can truly clear and polish up the biofield so that a person can be super radiant. The movement of congestion from the biofield is significant which seems to correlate to the physical body deeply. I have found that combining reiki with the biofield tuning is beneficial in assisting the body to process out the toxins that are released during session. Just as deep tissue massage releases toxins, sound therapies do as well, almost more so. We resist touch somewhat no matter how we attempt to relax our bodies. Since there is minimal push back from the body when working with sound, it makes sense that the work is deeper.
In biofield tuning the term used is to “cohere” the biofield which is to allow the field to elevate the vibration to one that is coherent all over. This follows the particle physics that everything is vibration. The negative emotions (I do not like to use that term but rather lower emotions-heavier and low vibration) have incoherence. This word comes from the heartmath experience that biofield tuner founder Eileen McKusaick had while receiving a reading from their equipment. I utilize reiki and acupressure which both affect the energy flow in the physical body and allow for better circulation and metabolism, so I recognize biofield tuning does the same, but in a different way. The vibration of the tuning forks out in the biofield several feet from the body are able to identify stuck energies and move them using different tones of tuning forks. This modality not only treats areas needing work, but also identifies the time period of the emotional trauma event in your life. Then the energy field is cohered together for optimal flow which appears to release the toxins held in by that emotional event.
With reiki and acupressure the practitioner is not the one doing the work but rather the dula or catalyst to help propel the client to do the work. This is the same for the Biofield Tuning. It is a powerful way to truly lift the weight of emotional stress and identify the source moments in the timeline of life but the client must be willing to allow the movement and cohering to take place. This healing method also supports the need to do the work and heal the traumatic moments in one’s life. Cohering the inital moment of trauma releases one’s earlier self from the paralysis of the event so that it becomes a fact, no longer connected with emotional wounds. But it is important for the recipient to do the work. It is a combined effort.
The detox after the Biofield tuning to be significant and taking a few days to be tender with yourself, very needed. After one day of nice Epsom salt baths and drinking plenty of water, I returned to my highly caffeinated work schedule under fluorescent lights and found it to be incredibly harsh and stressful. This helped me to learn that my way of adapting to my busy office life at the ophthalmology practice must be reevaluated. Plenty of water and hot green teas have allowed me to better manage my stress on a day to day basis, while also taking frequent outdoor breaks to relieve my head of the fluorescent light stress. I believe having two days after a biofield tuning session to sit in nature and be calm would be super beneficial to help protect all the work that was done during session and allow these new energy patterns to become the new normal.
Since studying the Biofield Tuning book by Eileen McKusick, I have learned that the Biofield is likely a plasma energy field around us that has a flow to it just like the magnetic field around Earth. It is a torus shape and the energy carries all the emotional information in a timeline like tree growth rings. The present is super close to our physical bodies while the past moves out so that the outer edge is birth and halfway in is half of the person’s age. This is fascinating to experience. Yet again the key to healing is compassion for oneself and remembering to extend it to the memories of our younger selves seems to be the most trans-formative. There is a silver-lining, some type of wisdom to be gained from each experience, and the work is in finding that bonus, seeing yourself with compassion in that moment, and truly feeling it.
When I perform a session, I tend to find the areas of disruption in a person’s energy close to their body and then feel it all the way to the edge of the disruption. There I have found I can do the most good, as I treat it with reiki and then bring the disruption in to the body and clear it. This is how biofield tuning works, clearing the areas of disruption from the outer edge of the field but starting from the edge and then working in, whereas reiki starts in at the head and heart, and then moves out assessing areas of need. I have found that relaxing the head and heart first with reiki really allows for deeper levels of compassion to be woven into one’s thoughts, heart, and body.
Book your session today. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-207-4253.
My whole life has been a series of alarms and warnings of the state of the world and the environment. Doom and fear rules the talk of the different new media and agencies. All have an urgency to fix the broken global environment, but the focus of the summits are misplaced. The Earth will continue with or without us. The true entities needing healing are you and me.
Do not fall into despair at the state of the world. This is a form of victim-hood and guilt mentality that allows you to surrender and fall into the abyss of fear and anger. This helps nothing. You are only at fault if you continue to allow the fear and doom to overtake you. The role of victim-hood is a role filled with anger. This gives away your power. You are powerful and you have the ability to heal, not just yourself, but the world. Do not give away your power, turn it inward and heal.
The more that I work with meditations and healing sessions, the more that I am aware of how we project our emotional conditions on the world around us. The environment is a reflection of the people who live in that place and their state of mind. Each town you visit has a different feel, each community has a different vibe. Just as a home is a reflection of the people who live there, the town is a reflection of our inner state. Are we self-centered and staring only into our phones? Or do we look at others and smile and say hello? These are very important differences. Being in tune to others, including all creatures, helps us to create a harmonious community. This harmonious “including”-see them and acknowledge them- is a higher vibration which can promote healing in every living thing around us as well as ourselves.
When we can turn that focus inward, we can do the work to include ourselves. I have learned that there are pivotal moments in our lives when a trauma occurs, it will have lasting impacts if not healed. We leave a piece of ourselves behind when that wound left untended. The piece of us is trapped there until we go collect her. Physics tells us time is circular, we just experience it in the linear. The past is always with us, dragging behind us, the present pulls at our sides and the future is projected in front. We do not have to experience the whole trauma again, we simply have to be brave, allow the emotions that are uncomfortable to happen, observe how that emotion affects our body. Then we sit with that feeling and ask when was the first time this was experienced? Go back to that moment and observe, and then you can correct that moment. Validate her feelings, ask her what she needs. You can provide that for her. Because she is still there, your younger self, trapped in that moment, you can release her and bring her home. This is deep healing.
The more we get in touch with our inner light, our “God” within, then the more we radiate respect and love into all creatures surrounding us. As we do the work to collect ourselves we can be more present in the here and now. The healing energy will radiate deep into the Earth and the effects will ripple outward. Behaviors will change and relationships transform in how we treat each other and other living things. It will be easier each day to find the beauty around us. Everything radiates life and beauty, we just need to acknowledge it! This is true alchemy.
To heal the environment, we must literally heal ourselves. The work within will be reflected in the world surrounding us. It’s the butterfly effect. Healing yourself and radiating that light out into the world gives others permission to do the same. It will actually encourage more healing and growth. The person next to you may already be filled with energy and enthusiasm with the ability to help the environment on a more regional scale, and simply being near you in the healthy state will help their cause and lift them to do work at a bigger more regional level. The path for them will be smooth since you have laid the ground work and evened out the more local bumps along the way.
The more light that we are shinning the more the Truth will surface, the more we will heal. If you are ready and need only a guide to help channel the energy for change, a guide to help show you a way, then schedule a session with me for Reiki, Karuna Reiki® and Tuning forks session. Tune up your body, mind, soul and heart.
Dare to heal. Push yourself. Schedule a session. Do the work.
Here is an amazing video of Teal Swan who explains how this method works for her. https://youtu.be/mf8BP9l_BI0?t=20 Please copy and paste the link in your browser. Focus on the world you want to create.
Of the human feelings, fear is the most crippling. It shrivels the heart rendering a person weak, decisions will not be good at this time. Anger will burst forward many times to cover fear. Fear can sneak in through small cracks in our soul left from childhood terrors. We must be brave to look at emotional damage deeply and sit with it thus transforming the trigger from powerful sweeping emotions into simply feelings that wash over us. This work may seem scary but the rewards are great. You don’t have to go it alone. Become the observer! Learn how your emotions affect you. Learn to watch you body.
The stronger the connection to our soul, the brighter our light will shine. The more fear we have lingering in our past that has not been reviewed, massaged, softened, and brought into light, the more heavy weight we have holding us back from reaching our full potential. Fear is rooted deep.
Imagine fear in picture form as a weed in your soul garden. Each time you see it and recognize it, you brush it away leaving a clean garden bed. But it returns, and every time you ignore it, the root still lingers and grows bigger, stronger and the fear blooms larger and more powerful each new shoot. You must dig out the root, pull back the layers down through your childhood to the first experience of fear. You must look inside and sit with the feelings that go with that fear. Accept them as being part of the human experience, they are feelings that make your life richer, deeper and more beautiful because you can have compassion for someone else in a similar situation. See your experience, feel your fear, and be ok with it. Do not allow shame or judgement to speak inside of you. Love your younger self and validate how upsetting that moment and emotion was for baby you. Ask her what she needs (to be hugged, defended, protected) and give that to her in that moment. You are human, these feelings are part of being human. Do not turn away from any part of yourself.
It takes time to work with these moments and when we are under periods of stress these experiences that we have rooted deep in fear will rear their ugly head. If it is too much to face them alone, let’s do this together in guided meditation of the Karuna Reiki session with the benefit of tuning forks to weave in the new way of thinking. Welcome all feelings in with the acceptance of being human. Polish that dark heavy weight on your back, transform it to light and allow your soul to shine. Love is the most powerful force of all.
If you would like to watch videos on the importance of doing the self work, please watch Teal Swan on Youtube. https://youtu.be/mf8BP9l_BI0?t=20
Vagel nerve is a pivotal part of wellness for each one of us. Spending too much time in a state of heightened awareness or readiness, is hard on the body. Circulation to the stomach is decreased, breathing is shallow, Cortisol levels are high. Blood sugars can be elevated, as well as blood pressure. Digestion will be impaired, either too fast, too slow, or just plain gassy. The link above provides a detailed list of all the body systems affected. How wonderful to be able to activate and relax the vagel nerve in just a few minutes. What if you could be taught how to do that? How to relax and release all your worries in a moment…like a switch.
Someone who has a “Vagel response,” if you have ever heard that before, is typically a person whose Vagel nerve when under extreme stress will cause them to lose consciousness. If a person like this sees blood, is under sudden stressful situations, or surprised, they may pass out. One way to help counteract this response is to learn how to relax the body. With training, people are able to have enough body awareness that they are able to drop in to that relaxed state fairly quickly.
With the first Reiki session I can teach you body awareness and how your body should feel in a state of relaxation. It is important to breathe deeply and totally relax your whole body at least once an hour throughout the day. Several hundreds of years ago, we lived in smaller villages without electricity and electronics to speed up our chores and we lived each day in rhythm with the sun from gathering food from the land to preparing and storing food to eat. The pace of life was steady and slower from moment to moment, and we had the ability to sink deep into our tasks in a quiet meditative state. Our bodies could relax as our days slowed down with the setting of the sun. Today we are able to live without so much as a glance at the sun, and work from sun up on through the night with little peace.
Using tuning forks and Reiki to help the body, we are able to relax the Vagel nerve which in turn relaxes the stomach for good digestion, the lungs for deeper breathing, the pancreas for good blood sugar, the muscles for deep rest. Once the body can relax and be restful, your body is able to work on healing.
The first session shows the goal state of relaxation-this is the baseline. The next session helps to reinforce and bring you there quickly. Apparently Karuna Reiki® heals to heal on the Karmic level and weaves the work in at a cellular level. I have witnesses incredible improvement lasting months after a session, so perhaps karmic cellular repair it is. Each session is unique for your needs at that time, but each session workly deeply for weeks afterwards. A few sessions can help teach you to bring yourself to the quiet place inside you in seconds. If meditation has been elusive and unattainable for you, a Reiki session with sound healing can help.
As I began studying how to use the sound healing instruments to promote wellness in my clients, I learned about Crystal bowls, tuning forks, Himalayan Singing Bowls, chanting, toning and healing with musical stringed instruments. I focused on tuning forks for their portability and power. I was searching for an instrument I could use to help quickly focus people on their body and how it feels in order to reconnect them. I love the sound healing of many instruments but after reading up on the Otto tuning forks, I saw how I could quickly demonstrate healing benefits to skeptics.
With the Otto 128, or Ohm, tuning fork, the vibrations quickly run through the body spreading warmth and relaxation. Otto tuning forks are weighted on the fork end to push the vibrations down into the stem. I read to place the tuning fork stem on the bones of the hips, chest, shoulders, and forehead. I did and was quite impressed with the results each time. I tried them on family, co-workers, and friends with great results.
Human Tuning: Sound Healing with Tuning Forks by John Beaulieu mentioned a few times the importance of learning the acupressure points. The combination of the two healing modalities would accelerate total relaxation and opening of the bodies energy systems for wellness. In simpler terms, the vibration of the tuning forks stimulate circulation and reduce inflammation. Using the tuning forks on myself and family, I was able to duplicate the healing benefits. Following his suggestion, I enrolled in an online course for acupressure.
After two months of classes, I learned the acupressure points on the shoulders, face, back, hips, legs and feet. After practicing on many people, I have learning how powerful this healing art can be! When combined with Reiki, acupressure is like a laser focus to target and relax area of stress in the body opening the door for Reiki to flow through and balance the whole body. I have learned how to relieve my digestive issues with slow digestion and gall bladder congestion to the back pain from tight hips and the deep ache in my foot from tight quadriceps muscles. Why not use the tuning fork on these points?
With simple light pressure on tender acupressure points from the resonating tuning forks, the tenderness dissipates in most cases and the meridian opens in seconds afterwards. It works super fast in children as they are naturally more open. This also helps them to trust me for doing some Reiki on certain unwell areas of the body. Kids learn so fast and will point out sore places in their body with ease. With adults I may need to apply the tuning fork twice. This is huge step forward as holding acupressure points for 2-5 minutes to open them is taxing on the fingers, hands, and forearms. The tuning forks help to open these point so fast. It is amazing how much our bodies talk to us and we ignore them!
The more that I learn, the more I realize the deep ache in my foot is from a tightness in my hip, or that the sharp pain in my foot is from the gall bladder being blocked-nothing a quick application of the tuning fork can not help! It is truly an incredible healing art. I strive to teach each client the points on their own body so they can continue the healing at home.
I have recently purchase the Otto 64 to balance the nervous system and the Otto 32 to help with lymphatic drainage. These are a welcomed addition to the healing sound tools that I have at my disposal. The other tuning forks are used to balance the body and integrate the higher energies of Reiki and sound into the energy field of the body. This is incredibly powerful combinations of healing work. I am super grateful to have been guided to learn all of these things and have friends and family willing to let me learn with them.
Great things have been brought to light during sessions the last few months. The work utilizing both the Karuna Reiki®, Usui Reiki, Tuning forks, and chanting has been deep, profound, and wonderfully healing. The transformations and breakthrough’s have been incredible and I feel truly blessed to have been a part of the process. Release the heavy energy and transmute into light…
So much emphasis is on our life milestones, graduation, carrier, marriage, and pregnancy in our society, but very little focuses on the present moment of tending to our relationships. It is so easy to focus on the goals and forget about the here and now. But how we lose our connection with our family and friends is by looking always to the future, the next step, and forgetting to be in the moment with them right now. What helps me, is to think of the relationship as another entity.
If I think of my relationship with my husband as a separate being, I can fully see what is missing. I can see that I am focusing on our roommate issues when we are together thus neglecting time seeing him in a loving light. We rarely have time together anymore without kids or jobs dancing in front of us pulling our attention, so what time we have I must tend to the relationship. I sit with him and talk of life, or spend time playing, dancing, and singing together. I must focus on seeing him and being grateful for the little moments, and we must see each other. Making room for the relationship to blossom in your life is huge. Set aside time for roommate stuff later…if that time ever comes, because really does that matter? Play with your partner.
I love to look at thesculpture (see below) from the Burning Man festival this year. This is truly what is happening when we are neglecting the soul of our relationship. Our inner spirit wants to play and dance with our partners but somehow our grown up selves easily lose sight of what’s important, the heart of the relationship. Same for the relationship with our children.
Growing up is scary. As a child there is so much big world out there too busy to notice him. As grown ups we have to teach kids boundaries for functioning in society outside of our homes, but also how to stay connected to their playful soul. By focusing on spending a few minutes every day to play with them, draw, sing, dance, we are cultivating a love of life in them. Our relationship with them is one of a teacher, and a friend. Most importantly, we need to be sure that we are the center of the universe and they orbit us, the parents.
As parents our relationship deserves attention and is as important to the family as they are. We must make time for our relationship because it came first. Children must learn that they are second to our relationship as the parents, they do not get all time and attention. They must share with mom and dad, from simply waiting for the grown-ups to finish talking to allowing the parents to direct after dinner rituals and a bedtime that makes room for parent alone time. Stick to your word, do not waver. Kids are comforted by the strength of their parents love for each other, especially in the moment to moment behaviors. Being strong and consistent with rules and your word is key, always keeping in your mind’s eye the relationship that you have with them. The relationship always needs tending, not just the child that you see.
Shine light on the heart of your relationships, acknowledge them and they will grow!
After studying world religions in college and then studying world health systems from an anthropological perspective, I decided to enter the medical field in my home town of Athens, Georgia and see what I could learn and do to help reform and improve medicine. My journey began with studying the Mayan Curanderos of Chiapas, Mexico to assisting a chiropractor and then assisting an eye surgeon. I have learned so much!
With the months I spent in Mexico learning about the Mayan people, I discovered the power of the indigenous healer continued in present day. The curandero or shaman would clean the physical body of the spirits afflicting their client with a spray of coke while sitting on the floor in a dark church with crudely formed wax candles set on the earthen floor in dried wax mounds. Chickens wandered around and there was some hay scattered on the floor. Visiting the church with no one there, I was aware of the power that inhabited that room. All the people involved certainly felt a healing transformation took place. Who was I to say any different? The healer was not using knives, or pills, but she was using her power in ancient traditions of spiritual healing. Why is healing the mind and spirit not as important as healing the body? How often does our medicine in the US not work? What are we missing?
While assisting in chiropractic I learned the focus is on realigning the spine to allow the body to heal itself. Let the spinal fluid flow as designed and the body can heal. This healing art has great methods to work on whole body health, wellness and pain management. Their focus is to help prevent surgeries that Western medicine turns to when pills fail to help the patient feel better. A good chiropractor also works with a client on muscle strength and flexibilty to prevent future injury. They focus on helping the muscle to repair from the injury and maintain the structural balance of the body. While fascinating and a valid healing in the right hands, I still felt this was missing a huge piece of the healing people needed. This healing art does not tend to the Soul of the matter.
My attention then turned to Reiki in Athens, GA by chance. I had a new job as an ophthalmic medical assistant and jumped in to learning all about the eyes. One day my mother told me with excitement how she had twisted her ankle terribly while walking in the garden at this party. A woman there asked if my mom would allow her to do Reiki on her ankle, as she was just learning and wished to help. My mom said that after several minutes of Reiki, her ankle felt much better. And by the time she left the party, she could not tell any injury remained. Soon after I ran into a high school friend who said she taught Reiki, I set up an appointment to learn right away. After I left the Reiki attunement, I knew it worked, but I didn’t understand how.
The next several years I spent offering to help friends and co-workers that had hurt themselves, if I felt comfortable that they would not look at me like I had lost my mind. I was super shy with whom I would offer to help. Once I had my children, I did Reiki for them all the time if they were scared, had a burn, couldn’t sleep or upset tummy, soothing them easily. Reiki helped everyone feel better, it worked by seeming to accelerate healing. Overtime I began to understand the action for healing was focus healing energy to vibrate at a higher frequency than we are normally. It seems to increase the healing action in cells metabolically to push healing through all stages quickly. Kids need very little Reiki time to feel better where as adults require much more. How could I teach people about Reiki without sounding too “out there” and create a practice helping people heal?
After years of helping people to see better and spending time helping patients relax for in office procedures, I learned as an assistant I have the ability to listen to and educate the patients, while the doctor tends to the part of the body he studied, the eyes. The amount of knowledge is incredible in medical doctors, but there is little focus on tending to the whole person. It’s fully treating the symptoms with “lite” education on maintenance and prevention. With all the changes in billing and healthcare regulations recently, it is near impossible to keep up with all the charting and coding necessary to actually get paid. As an assistant, I no longer have the time to educate patients well. Definitely a little amount of time left for patient care. So I have renewed my focus on Reiki.
The next step for me was to fully develop my Reiki skills and advance further in the healing art. I had a Master level attunement which increase the intensity of the Reiki vibrations and frequency which meant the healing time was quicker for acute injuries. I found a burn that turned the skin white would take 5 minutes of reiki to help push through all the phases of healing while before that would have been 20-30 minutes. The increased power of the healing energy I channeled also left me a bit spacey and I had to work hard to ground myself to be able to return to working with patients. At the next opportunity, I took a class to learn even more with Karuna® Reiki. Here is where I learned about Spiritual connections and hearing intuition. Yet another increase in the intensity of the Reiki energy. What a powerful experience! And yet there is more… Karuna® reiki is attuning to the energy frequencies of the Archangels and channeling that energy here on Earth. I was skepticle of this but once I was open to the possibilities of this being true, the ideas of where to treat and the next steps to help clients were easy to hear. So why not?
We are missing a healing of the soul and mind in Western medicine here in the USA. Knee hurts-here take this, does it work? No?… Inject this, still not helping? Lets cut this… no discussion of how to take care of oneself or other methods to try for healing. If someone is playing an instrument and it is out of tune, do we throw away the whole instrument? We would not dare trash something as expensive as a musical instrument but what about our bodies? Why would we throw away something as precious as an organ in our bodies simply because it is out of tune? Why not tune the body to prevent disease? Let’s reset the energetic vibration of an organ that is malfunctioning and help it to work again.
Frequency and vibrations describe not just energy waves but the movement of sound as well. Brain entrainment through hearing binural beats is another area to explore with Sacred Acoustics. A lesson in quantum physics helps understanding. Here is were Reiki and sound healing overlap. Follow this link to learn more from Alexandre Tannous, a well-known sound healer.
Many disease are from chronic inflammation preventing circulation and blocking our life energy which helps healing. Eastern medicine focuses on this for basic wellness. The study of Thai Chi focuses on moving the body and learning to be aware of the life energy in movement of our body. These are things we knew as children but forgot. In some hospitals in India they actually have musicians trained in healing through music playing for patients in recovery. As much focus is on wellness and healing as on the disease. This is what we need here in the USA. We need to learn how to tune our bodies. This is why I am bringing tuning fork therapies into my Reiki practice. Specifically from biosonics as they show the science and technology behind the manufacturing of their tuning forks. They are specifically designed for the overtones they transmit as well as the base frequency. The intensions and feelings can be transmitted with the sound and carried into the body of another. All religions and indigenous cultures have the same creation story–God spoke and created life. A study of Cymatics -watch videos on youtube- shows how sound can truly create form in medium of water or sand. So again why not?
It is truly quite amazing. Come experience a session for yourself and then you decide.
In my practice, I focus on helping clients to relax, tune their bodies, and heal. It is my job to help you remember what it felt like to have your body functioning as a whole system vibrating in tune and in harmony. As children, most of us were able to experience health and wellness. As adults it is easy to forget what this feels like with responsibilities and stress piling upon us. We push away our feelings of spontaneity. We forget to play. We forget to sing. We forget to dance. Let me help you remember what well-being feels like.
A session with me involves a discussion of your goals, from healing aches and pains, to reaching weight loss goals, to focusing on creative writing, to breaking bad habits, or even to figuring out the source for a chronic illness… whatever you wish, your imagination is the limit. With sound healing, the goal is to elevate your energy vibration so that you may clear heavy dense energies of fear, anger, pain, that hold you down. Reiki is an Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) therapy that matches the frequency of the ionosphere most of the treatment. It help by relaxing you deeply matching your rhythm to that of the planet interestingly enough. It has been measured with biomagnetic instruments to pulse at about 7 cycles per second (cps) which almost matches the Schumann resonance. Reiki is called energy from the heavens perhaps for a reason.
With sound healing, the vibration can break up blocks of energy where you hold pain or old injury that stops the circulation and causes disease. The goal is to identify the heavy energy or block and release or clear it away. This allows the body to heal and stay at the higher vibration, radiating brightness and love. In this state we are fully connected with our body released from the inner critic. This is a position of strength and well-being.
Once we have set the intention, we may spend a few minutes in meditation, focusing on relaxing the body, then we work with tuning your body at key acupressure points with Biosonic tuning forks if needed. Next I will use Reiki to guide the journey home. Your body will vibrate together with a relaxing or energizing hum. The sense of being connected to your body will continue for many days. A few clients report old emotional issues bubbling to the surface, for a deeper healing. Others report that their arthritis in their knees will disappear for weeks. I have even had some clients who suffer back pain when under stress, be able to connect the old emotion that goes with it in order to help release and help those old wounds. You can heal yourself!
Sound healing is growing in the approaches and the methods available. The main idea behind the sound healing is that the vibration cares the intention and carries deep into the body on an emotional and cellular level. Everything is made up of vibratory energy and thus vibrations have the potential to heal deeply. I have been treating the disruptions in the energy field far out from a person’s body with reiki and then slowly moving in towards the physical body to help clear them. With chanting I have found the work is far more powerful. If the energy disruption persists, I can focus in to help smooth it out with tuning forks and acupressure and a little bit of talking to help identify the old emotions tied in, and fill it in with the healing Reiki energy using chanting to help the feeling of compassion travel deeper.
A healing modality called Biofield Tuning uses tuning forks out in the biofield to identify disruptions and then cohere them into the energy field for healing. This technique is incredibly powerful, and I highly recommend it for anyone who is looking for that deeper level of healing. With a few sessions old patterns of emotions and internal dialogues are easier to identify and release. The inner critic has a way of creeping back in and this method provides a great way to tap in and healing this aspect of the day to day existence. Biofield Tuning is great for headaches, migranes, concussions, PTSD, chronic neck pain, back pain, slow digestion, feeling “stuck” and many more issues.
These two healing modalities I have found to be similar in the work of polishing up the energy field around a person, but with Reiki healing energy is channeled in to assist when a person is sick. This can be very beneficial when someone has cancer, a broken bone, sprained ankle, concussion, flare up of Arthritis. Biofield tuning is super helpful to release old patterns, old injuries, and help release the emotional baggage causing the auto-immune disorders, but during the acute phase of illness or injury Reiki is better suited.