Why I am a Guide, and NOT a Healer...
The incredibly blissful and ecstatic reality of the spiritual realms should not be reserved just for those who need healing. When I first decided to enter the world of Reiki & Yoga, I was not thinking, "I need to heal myself". I was thinking, "I feel like there is something going on here... and I want to know more!" To me Reiki and Yoga are an exploration of Subtle Energy and Life-force and that exploration is incredibly fascinating and so much FUN!
I am finding these days that I am no longer interested in being boxed in as a healer or a yogini for that matter. I am a spiritual person who truly loves to talk & share about it! While I am here to assist those who are struggling, need an energetic boost, or in deep sorrow or pain, that is just a bi-product of the whole package.
I think we do a disservice to ourselves and the world by associating deeper awareness and connection to the universe as something we only need when we are suffering. I don't only feel connected to the cosmos when I am heartbroken. I am not only feeling subtle energy in my heart space when life is falling apart. I don't only feel the vibration in my hips when I am healing trauma... I also feel this energy when life is pouring out beauty and blessings all over me! By awakening subtle energy awareness in my body I've found myself able to love more deeply than I even knew possible, create experiences that I had never even dreamed of and delight in simple things that once hardly even mattered.
This work is not for the broken. It is for those who want to live more fully!
Besides, after a number of years of offering Reiki, Yoga & Intuitive Healing services I've come to a realization... Healing is an inside job! While I know it is tempting to hand someone money and expect all of your problems to be solved, it's also ignoring what you know as truth. Our consumerist culture has taught us to expect things quick and easy, even if that means losing ourselves in the process. While I cannot deny that I've surely played some role in the emotional, physical or mental healing process of many of my clients, I cannot take the credit. Those who receive healing, are ready for the healing. They are ready to do the work! To change the way that they live, think, act, receive and give in this world.
As a reiki practitioner, I try my best to explain that I am only a catalyst or vessel. The true shifts happen through one's connection, receptivity or readiness (even if only on a soul level) to/for Universal Life-Force energy. Reiki for example aids in reducing stress in the body and that of course is incredibly valuable, as now through science we know that stress is so strongly linked to disease. So yes, maybe I can support you in decreasing your stress levels, but it's important to know that the healing is happening through you! It is your willingness that gives way to healing, empowerment and an overall fulfilling life.
For years now I have offered Intuitive Healing sessions. These sessions from the beginning were intended to serve as a ritual to call in personal healing and empowerment of those who participated. At some point, I found myself in a situation where I had clients giving me way too much credit for the incredible shifts in their lives. I try to be clear that my advice and energy work on the table is just an initiation into taking the steps and making the shifts necessary to live a more whole and authentic life (ie personal accountability). When a client seems to be giving me too much credit, I am of course flattered on some lower level, however, I even more so feel alarmed! If they are giving me all the credit they might be missing the point of what is being offered/what they are calling in.
My goal in offering sessions of a Healing nature is only to assist in one's personal awakening of a deeper connection to their body, spirit and the universe. I believe that once this connection is made, one can care for themselves and be guided by their intuition to live a healthy, happy and FUN life!
True healing, empowerment and wholistic living comes from a personal connection to something bigger than ourselves. Whether that be an understanding that your body is made up of the same stuff as stars, quantum leaping, spiritual awakening, energy awareness or faith in a religion, we need to understand that this work is not just for those who are already sick or suffering. This is the work of Liberation, this is the work of cultivating heaven or earth!
In our society, way too many people wait until they are on their deathbed, terribly sick, out of a job or experiencing a horrible loss to seek a deeper connection to truth and spirit. However, can you imagine what the world would be like if we valued this connection even when everything was going well? Why are we so afraid of deeper awareness? Is it because we associated it with these darker experiences? Why do we want other people/things to do the work for us? Is it because we are afraid of how much power we actually have in our lives? Why do with continue to associate the most beautiful experiences in life with the darkest hours of the soul?
I for one, want to change this!
So from here on out, I am not a Healer, I am an Intuitive & Spiritual Guide. I am not here to do anything for you, other than assist you (if I am needed) in awakening a deeper connection within. If some healing happens along the way, awesome, but just remember, that was your body & the universe doing the work... not me! My only job is to show up, to make myself available and to be as honest as possible with what it is that I am offering.
This is not healing work... it is a life's work and I am thrilled to be doing it!
Love & light,