People react differently when I share what I do. When they hear energy work most people automatically think Reiki. When I explain that Reiki is hands-off and that I am hands-on, they shift their thought process to massage or some form of tissue manipulation. I do neither. I literally lay my hands on an individual and I “know” what needs to be done. I am the conduit to their healing only facilitating what their body is telling me to do. For most lay people, this seems absurd and/or impossible. But we all communicate through our bodies, hence the term body language.
When I do my energy work, I may be working on the individual’s physical body, but I am helping them release their emotional, psychological, spiritual and physical issues that have caused their body pain.
It seems rather simple to me what I do, though not readily accepted or understood by others. Simply put, we are all mass and energy combined. Affect one, you affect the other.
I am often humbled by what transpires in my healing sessions. Although it would seem to a layman that I could work on different people and tell them the same things about their body, we all have different experiences and through those experiences we process differently and hold onto things that don’t serve us and have different reasons for doing so.
As much as I can try and explain what it is that I do, it is a difficult translation and not often understood. I always begin each session with a silent prayer, making sure that there is no transference of energy between me and the client or vice versa. It serves neither one of us to have that happen. I’ve had that happen in my own healings where the practitioner has transferred their energy and I end up processing not only what I am working on but theirs. that has left me in a state of turmoil. I run energy, I do not use my own, that’s why there is no transference.
I recently worked on someone who had never had energy work done. I was at home getting ready for the session, I was preparing my meal and as I sat down to think of what I wanted to drink, I was craving an alcoholic beverage. I NEVER drink before a session, I want to be clear of mind, energized and giving the purist session my client can receive. But I really wanted an alcoholic beverage…then I went to change clothes for session, and noticed as I typically want to shower and put essential oils on specifically for the session, I didn’t even want to leave the house. All I really wanted to do was stay home.
My client sent me text with a possible cancellation as she was delayed due to a business call that could take up to several hours. As we spoke she told me that all she really wanted to do is be at home and have a big glass of wine. This “information” often transpires as I prepare for a session, minus the wanting to have an adult beverage.
I get “hits” about the individual and how the information comes to me is different per client and depends on how they process information. In other words, if someone is a visual learner, I get more visual images, or if they are auditory that is how I get my information. That is why each session is different for each person and even each session is different for the same person.
So when I begin the hands-on session, it is just that, I lay my hands on the individual and let the energy run. I often find that although some people are asking for a healing, often they are in resistance and are unaware of it. So I ask them to focus on something whether it be music, a crystal, breath or whatever facilitates their letting go and receiving.
Depending on the individual, I share what “comes up.” To gives you and example, this client wanted to rid herself of anxiety and wanted to feel grounded. I was at her feet and what “came up” was that she doesn’t always feel safe, and needed to feel safe in order for the session to be beneficial to her.
Later in the session as I was at her head, I “felt and sensed” that she sometimes didn’t feel her feet. When I asked her about that, she said she couldn’t feel her feet at that very moment. I took a breath and asked (in my head) why she would feel that way. It became clear to me that she needed to stand on her own and she had been afraid to do so. So I verbally cleared that from her. And then it became apparent to me that she need to feel the “twinkle in her toes.” When I shared that, she became very emotional. That’s what happens during my sessions, its not just about running energy, its about the energetic vibrations and perceptions we choose to hold on to that no longer serve us that I facilitate in helping the clients become aware of and help release. Words hold those energetic vibrations, positive and negative and it is freeing when we release our perceptions regarding those and in turn it makes us feel lighter.
At the end of the session, I reminded my client to take it easy the following day. People release and process the session differently. In other words, some become rather emotional, others literally are physically letting go and are continuously using the restroom as their bodies release what no longer serves them. Yet some people (typically those who do energy work or who have worked on themselves throughout the years) have none of those reactions and are more at peace and energized and are able to go throughout their days without those effects.