I think that it is always important to sort out whether or not a particular modality of healing is right for you. After all, this is your body, and no one else’s. So if it doesn’t feel like it is a “fit”, then just move on until you find a modality that does fit well. It is also important to realise that what works best for you might be the combination of a number of different modalities. That way each one can cover the healing process from its particular angle, and then the next one or two can cover it from their angle, and then before you know it you are feeling much better.
You see, the human energy system has its own intelligence. That is why when I am working with a person’s energy field I will offer choices off of a “menu” of options for each system. I offer choices every time I work with the person, because it does no one any good to have the healer injecting his or her agenda onto the healing process. I am well aware that, although it would logically make sense to proceed in one direction for the next healing session, that direction may be irrelevant by the time the healing session date comes to pass. This is because energy is never stagnant…unless it is totally blocked up. But if I am doing my job well, the energy system will continue to flow and heal of its own accord in between sessions. So the healing that was once thought of to be the next logical step actually turns out to be something else because the healing process has been moving along quite well in my absence. That, to me, is the really cool thing about working with the energy system.
This does also, however, lead to another phenomenon that I would like to address here. That is the situation whereby, after having a healing session, the person will go through some pretty rough stuff physically or emotionally. Often it is a knee jerk reaction to assume that the healer did something wrong. This is rarely the case. What this is is the person’s energy system, with its own innate intelligence, deciding to go all out with the healing, now that it knows what needs to be done. So instead of going slow and gentle it decides to go balls to the walls and flush everything out from the last 40 or so years. That can be daunting and overwhelming for the person experiencing it. I do not consider this to be a “healing crisis”. Rather it is their personal healing process, and it would not matter who did the healing session for them, if the time is right for that healing process to happen it simply will. I know that I have personally had that happen a number of times and man, it can be NASTY. But the thing is that if we just allow ourselves to journey through it, we do come out on the other side unscathed. It is only when we try to fight with that process that we do ourselves some damage. We have to learn to let go and flow, even if that means we spend some time worshipping at the great white throne! Every purge we experience brings us that much closer to balance and harmony.
I am not saying that this happens all the time. Far from it. If I were to put a number on it I would have to say that everything is pretty neutral about 99.9% of the time after a healing session. People most often feel more calm, serene, balanced, and whole. It is that other .01% of the time that it gets dicey. I am well aware that if it goes in that direction there is usually a reason and purpose from which that the person’s innate energy intelligence is acting. Our job then is to wait it out and allow the process to simply be what it will be. Then, when things have calmed down, gently approach the energy system again with the menu of options. BUT I also am aware that I may have to present a few less options for the next session. That way the energy system doesn’t get into the habit of having a major purge each and every time a session takes place. So I help it to learn how to pace itself.
Now for another thing that I have noticed along the way over the last 50 years of working with people’s energy. That .01% major purge…it often happens when either the person being worked on is an intense and up-tight personality, or when someone is experiencing vast amounts of stress. Usually this is more of a chronic condition than one that is acute. This is why I have begun really slowing down the process from the get go when I am working with someone new who seems to fall into that category. Slow and easy wins the race. And this way we can, just maybe, avoid that dramatic healing process and instead have it be more calm and gentle. Yet, if a dramatic purge is what it is going to insist upon, then there is pretty much nothing that I, or anyone else, will be able to do to stop that. It then becomes a coaching of how to work with it instead of fight against it. It also may be an indication that the person needs more integration time in between appointments.
Really what this comes down to is a trust…not a trust in me as a facilitator of the healing….but a trust in oneself that, whatever happens, it will all be okay. Not a lot of people start out with that self-trust. In fact many will throw stones in their own path so that they can relinquish personal responsibility for their healing journey. When I notice this happening it provides opportunity to have a discussion regarding that habit. Nine times out of ten the habit of self-sabotage is a theme that flows through other areas of their life as well. So then it is also about coaching them along to the acceptance of their worthiness of experiencing healing, good health and well-being. It is about changing a mind set that has developed a particular groove that no longer serves them. Once they are able to get out of that groove, they are simply FLYING and no one can stop them!