And He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you; go in peace and be sound from your affliction." - Mark 5:34
The healing journey is ultimately one of self-healing. The body is designed to maintain integrity and balance and is an incredible self-healing mechanism. Your job as caretaker of your body is to align yourself with the healing flow of nature and spirit. Whether traditional or holistic, an ethical healer empowers you in your own self-healing and does not create a sole dependency on their healing work or products. A healer may help to bring you into alignment, but it is ultimately up to you to practice prevention and to sustain the results of the healing.
When needed, it is crucial for your healing to have and to utilize the appropriate level of healthcare resources available and to reach out in a timely manner, but equally important is your ability to follow through with good self-care. Developing and exercising your ability to self-heal brings the most lasting results and increases your overall quality of life.
Quantum Physics: Cutting Edge Perspectives on Energy Healing
Throughout history many spiritual traditions have upheld the idea that there is a universal energy field existing within and surrounding all of nature and every living thing. This energy is called Prana in India, Chi in China, and Ki in Japan. Healers and mystics have continually utilized this energy much to the skepticism and scorn of science and traditional organized religion. But in some corners today, that skepticism has ended or is wavering because this energy has been verified by the scientific community.
The study of quantum physics has provided proof that everything in the universe is made of pure energy and that matter is simply energy vibrating at various frequencies. Everything in the universe is made of this vibrational energy. Everything. Nothing in the universe is solid; not even our physical bodies! The density of this energy is determined by its vibratory rate. Matter that vibrates at a slow frequency is known as physical matter. Matter that vibrates at high speeds which exceed light velocity are known as subtle matter. Remember Einstein's equation E=mc2? It roughly states that any matter of mass (m) is energy that can be calculated by multiplying this mass by the speed of light squared.
This means you are literally light. This is what is meant in "New Age Speak" when it is said 'You are an energy (light) being.' What is being said is actually true. Pause a moment and just let that sink into your consciousness.
Quantum physics has also proven that the material world is completely dependent on its observers. Energy exists as waves spread out over space and time. When these waves are observed- and only when they are observed- they become particles which localize and become a space-time event; it is your attention and your intention that creates that thing as a space-time event. Simply stated, quantum physics verifies that all matter is made of vibrating energy and this energy organizes itself into the matter we see based on our expectations!
The idea of the Aura surrounding the body is a common belief in most spiritual traditions and is often symbolized by a halo in religious art. It is believed that within the Aura, the "subtle" energetic aspects of every structure and function of the body is contained with energy flowing through fine channels (called nadis) throughout the energy field. Where there are multiple nadis crossing, energy centers are formed. These energy centers are called Chakras. The Chakras distribute and direct energy. Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, yoga, and many other forms of energy healing practices have been developed throughout history to channel and balance this energy.
Intuitive Energy Work
Energy healing provides an arena where science and spirituality can coexist. Many nurses and doctors educated in and practicing western medicine are intuitives with unique levels of intuition. This is a normal phenomenon that is well-known to healthcare professionals. Ask any nurse about nursing intuition- the stories are usually quite fascinating.
Intuitive reading sessions are always unique to the individual and are varied depending upon the intention set for the session. The focus may be on releasing blocked energy and past trauma, working through a current difficulty, or helping you envision and activate your highest potential or life purpose. There is typically processing, releasing, and transmuting of energies in the mental, emotional, and physical energy bodies.
An intuitive reading is always intended to leave you feeling empowered by your own gifts and abilities.
Chatoyant Living Healing Arts Sessions are designed to elevate and support you so that you may experience the following benefits:
- Reduced stress
- Deep relaxation
- Clearing of emotional distress
- Inner peace and tranquility
- Shifts in perception
- Enhanced intuitive abilities
- Improved confidence and self-esteem
- Spiritual clarity
- Aid in better sleep
- Improved illness recovery time
- Increased energy levels
In our complex society, one of the greatest benefits of Energy Healing is relaxation and stress reduction. These natural therapies are designed to balance and support the body's life-force and natural healing abilities by clearing away any lower vibrational elements, helping you work through and release stagnation and blocks, and by improving flow so you may reach and maintain your highest vibrational receptivity.
Healing Sound, Aromatherapy, Crystals and Gemstones
-Harmony and Peaceful Resonance-
This session is designed to elevate your vibration and your perception for alignment with your higher self. Becoming sound through harmony heals old wounds and softens habitual misguided mental and emotional energetic pathways. Between the sensual fall and the lift is the soulful space where you can gently let go of what you are holding onto - your own ideas about how, where, when, what and why-mental frameworks that block you from spontaneity, joy, self-love and accepting others as equal - and rejoin the natural harmonic dance of spirit. Some of the tools I use are Himalayan singing bowls, tuning forks, drumming, voice, and aroma therapy.
Across time and history crystals and gemstones have often been described as having healing and mystical powers. Their use is found in Greek mythology and in the Bible, and they were used throughout the middle ages. Native Americans use them in their spiritual and healing ceremonies as do indigenous Shaman of all cultures.
Today, we understand that all things in the universe are forms of energy with their own frequency and vibration – including crystals which have been shown to subtly shift and alter the vibrational resonance of other forms of energy. Crystals and gem stones are utilized to alter, align, and balance the vibration of the chakras and the subtle bodies.
Aromatherapy is one of the fastest growing complementary therapies in the world. Aromatherapy uses naturally distilled plant essences known as essential oils which are chosen for their naturally occurring therapeutic qualities. Scent stimulates the limbic system of the brain which responds by releasing neuro-chemicals such as Serotonin and Endorphins. These chemicals are known to improve and enhance our everyday emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.
Vibrational Healing Sound has been utilized throughout various cultures for thousands of years; Pythagoras used interval and frequency, indigenous cultures use rattles and drums, and the Hindis use mantras, to name a few. Sound techniques are intended to move us from imbalance to a place of balance. Vibrational Sound facilitates shifts in our brainwaves through the process of entrainment-the synchronization of fluctuating brainwaves by attunement to a stable frequency. Using rhythm and frequency, it becomes possible for our brainwaves to down-shift from our normal waking consciousness (beta state) to a relaxed consciousness (alpha state), and even reach a meditative consciousness (theta state) or sleep (delta state) where internal healing can occur. This same concept is utilized in meditation but instead of using frequency and vibrational resonance, meditation regulates the breath as the agent that influences the shift.
Some energy healing techniques have emerged from a spiritual tradition, and some from a more scientific approach. Even so, they have much in common. Evolving from within the nursing profession with a strong scientific basis, Healing Touch and Therapeutic Touch include reference to the spiritual. Most techniques acknowledge that there are "spiritual layers" of the energy field.
-Reiki - Healing Touch Session-
This session encourages harmony in the body and enhances its ability to release stress, reduce tension, and to heal. You may find yourself drifting off to sleep, or you may experience an awake but dream-like state of consciousness. At the end of this treatment, most people report feeling a calming deep relaxation, a sense of prevailing peace, and overall wellbeing. Some people describe experiencing an energetic shift that enhances their sense of being truly present.
Chakras are centers of energy distribution. The chakras are not located within the physical body. They exist outside the dense physical body in the aura and the subtle body. There are seven major centers which govern multiple lesser centers throughout the body. These major centers are located along the spine. With the lower five distributed from the sacrum to the throat and the upper two located in correspondence with the head. Chakra is a Sanskrit word which means "wheels of light". The Chakras are so named because they are described as vortexes of energy which spin like uniquely structured discs perfectly designed to receive and transmit the energetic qualities specific to each area of functioning. Energetically each of these major chakras is associated with the area of the physical body in which it is found, including the glands and major nerve plexus. The chakras are also associated with various aspects of our experience on the emotional, mental and spiritual levels.
The chakra system is in constant energetic motion responding to your everyday life and activities. For example, if you spend the day working on your budget for the month, without taking breaks or including entertainment or relaxation, this may cause the chakras associated with the functioning of the mind to become over-stimulated from the increased energy flow. This over activity may make it more difficult to sleep that night as your mind is unable to "turn off". Balancing the overactive chakra would redistribute energy flow to the other chakras. The root chakra which helps you to feel more grounded could then stimulate restfulness.
-Chakra Clearing and Balancing-
Your chakras are in constant motion and are evolving along with you by adjusting to higher frequency energy as you grow emotionally and spiritually. A change in the quality of energy in any one chakra affects all of the other chakras. Some of these energy centers may become overactive or over-stimulated. Some Chakras may respond slower, becoming sluggish in flow or creating energetic blocks.
By utilizing aroma therapy, crystals, and intuitive guidance, this session is a comprehensive clearing, attunement, activation, and balancing of each of the seven main Chakras.
Anthropologists consider shamanism to be the oldest form of healing on earth. The shaman in tribal cultures is the person who sees into the sacred world and shares the visions with the people. The shaman brings sacred visions out as art, music, dance, and storytelling. By this process, the shaman heals themselves, others, and the earth. By having visions of healing and doing sacred ritual the shaman makes the visions come true. The shaman manifests reality in the outer world, from the visionary world. This is ancient healing which encompasses diverse "medicine" such as Sacred Ceremonies, Medicine Wheels, Sweat Lodges, Animal Spirits, Vision Quests, Dance, Music, and Plant Messengers.
Shamanic journeys take us to where we are able to listen to the voices of the living earth and become one with the sky, the animals, the plants and trees, and with the land and waterways.
-Transformational Shamanic Journey-
Utilizing a combination of Shamanic tools, this is an empowering and insightful journey. Discover the deep healing that comes from releasing your fears, opening to love, and reconnecting to Divinity. This is a journey of awareness and perspective, connecting with Mother Earth in a space where you learn things you never knew you never knew.
-Power Animal Journey-
In many western cultures animals are not valued for the gifts they add to life and the world around us. In shamanic work animals are honored and the power they bring is essential. The spirit of the animal lends you the wisdom of its kind. For example, an eagle spirit will give you eagle wisdom, and enliven you with some of the attributes of a eagle. Shamans believe that everyone has power animals - animal spirits which reside with each individual adding to their power and protecting them similar to a guardian angel.
You might feel that something is intruding or blocking your vitality. These blockages can be inherited patterns of energy or can come from many other causes and may require removal of the heavy energy which is disruptive to the person's natural energy flow. Rattles and other tools are often used to extract energy. Immediate relief is often experienced.
You might feel like you are wandering aimlessly, unable to achieve the things you know you are capable of. The purpose of retrieval is to reintegrate aspects of a person that have been "lost" due to trauma or abuse, and to restore liveliness. To assist with integration, it is recommended that you follow-up this deep healing work with one or two energy healing sessions.
Humans have been gathering by fires for thousands of years. A fire ceremony is an outdoor opportunity to work with the transformational power of fire. Fire Ceremonies can be held for a group, a community, a family, or for an individual. Fire ceremonies are often held on a full or new moon, but the ceremony may be held at any time when needed.
By the sacred fire we release what no longer serves us, take in healing energy, and allow the alchemy to transform us. Participants drum, rattle, dance, and sing around the fire. Some people choose to sit quietly and reflect- whatever activity serves the individual is good medicine. The Fire Ceremony is a time of connection and some are moved to share from their wisdom and the depth of their hearts, enhancing the sacred flame.
A home/land blessing is a cleansing and balancing ceremony of peace and love. If you've just moved to a new home or apartment this ceremony clears the energies of previous occupants and blesses the space. The land the house is built on is also cleared and blessed. If you are living in a home where there are currently dense energies from past or recent events, these energies are removed. Sacred space, sage, Palo Santo, crystals, fresh flowers and essences are used in the blessing. Love, peace, and light are brought in, along with the qualities you desire, such as joy and abundance. The effects are felt immediately.
An office blessing clears out any stagnant or heavy energy from past owners, employees or difficult clients. Whether customers come into the office or workspace to conduct their business or not, when the space is cleansed and blessed it naturally attracts new positive energy. A ceremony with Palo Santo, sage, crystals, essential oils, and white flowers invites in love, peace, and light, along with any other qualities the owner chooses such as teamwork and success. The effects are felt immediately.