Energy healing is often misunderstood. Some people believe the energy healer has some special powers to heal them. While others choose not to believe in the benefits of energy healing as no one has special powers so it can’t be true. The truth is that healers do not heal people, the human body heals itself with the extra energy that a healer would provide.
How so, you might say?
I think we can all agree that the human body is the most intelligent creation on this planet, it works without you even thinking about it. If you cut yourself you don’t need to tell the body how to heal, it just does it.
Not only is the body able to heal itself but each organ and system in the body receives support from one another. For example, the circulatory and the lymphatic systems support the immune system (The circulatory system moves blood throughout the body and has no normal microbiota. The lymphatic system moves fluids from the interstitial spaces of tissues toward the circulatory system and filters the lymph. The circulatory and lymphatic systems are home to many components that host immune defences).
In a healthy individual, everything works in balance and every organ/system receives enough energy to function well. The body mainly receives energy from food and also generates additional energy through movement and exercise; this is the reason we feel that we have extra energy after a walk or a bike ride. To repair and balance itself body uses smells (remember the last time you inhaled a lavender or smelled a freshly baked bread and your body relaxed), sounds (e.g. listening to the relaxing music or singing), touch or sensation (e.g. warm bath, massage), slow movement (Tai Chi or Qi Gong), stillness (meditation) and sleep.
When we are stressed, experience trauma or have inadequate nutrition, the body goes out of balance, and it needs extra energy to repair itself. If the body does not receive extra care to repair the balance, every organ and system start competing for the available resources. This means the organs can no longer support each other, and the system/organ that “loses out” begins to degenerate because it does not have enough healthy energy to function/repair itself and is no longer supported by other organs/systems in the body. It could be 2-5 years before a “starving” organ or a system manifest the symptoms and develops into a disease.
The energy healer (such as Reiki or Qi Gong) has learned how to tap into the quantum field of universal energy sources and during the treatment channels this energy with the intention to heal onto the client. Many energy healers use additional symbols, sounds, crystals and other high vibration objects to harness the power from all around us so that they can pass more energy to their clients. The body receives the extra energy it needs to repair and harmonise itself and then the accelerated healing begins. Receiving energy may feel very relaxing and soothing, you may feel the warmth or heat emitting from the healer’s hands, you may feel tingling or other sensation. You may also see colours or receive a vision in your mind’s eye.
Anyone can learn how to use energy for healing, however, like with any other skill some people are more intuitive than others. If you would like to find out more, join me at the Introduction to Energy Healing workshop, alternatively sign up for Reiki level I & II course or Specialised Reiki training for parents of children with ADHD and Autism to become one of many people who already experience the benefits of energy healing.