Yesterday was Mother’s Day. It was a lovely and wonderful day to just reflect on where I started as a mother and where I am now. I spoke to my mother yesterday wishing her a happy Mother’s Day and in our discussion I shared my latest blog post. It segwayed us into a perfect conversation of gratitude for each other.
When you consider what a mother’s love is, it is complex. It is gentle, understanding, nurturing, and allows us space to learn from our own mistakes and express ourselves. A Mother’s love allows time and encourages us to learn and to heal. But do not take for granted a mother’s love. A mother’s love can be fierce! Fierce not only in protection of her children but in being that reality check that we need.
All that that is and encompasses is how I would describe my energy work. It is typically a hands-on process that is ever so sweet and considerate of the individual allowing them the space and time to heal. Recognizing their own weaknesses and strengths and letting the weaknesses become strengths.
It is helping the body become stronger allowing the spirit to enjoy the vessel. It relaxes muscles. It works on the subconscious mind releasing the perceptions others may have imposed or perceptions that have been taken on that do not resonate with the individual any longer.
My energy work takes an individual out of the trauma state and into a state of allowance. It is in that simplicity that people shed their density and oftentimes lose weight! It helps create emotional stability, calming the central nervous system, the digestive system and encouraging all body systems to work perfectly and harmoniously together! It helps put the individual in touch with their spiritual self and with God, allowing for better intuitive guidance and self reliance.
After a session the individual looks like they are almost weightless. They’ve relaxed not just their physical body but expanded their energetic body so that they feel lighter and yet bigger because they feel they no longer have to conceal themselves to fit in. They allow themselves to be enjoyed and received just as they are and in turn encourage others to do the same. It is amazing what a session can do, shifting someone’s reality because they show up differently and therefore those around them have no choice but to show up differently too!
Often times I have a conversation with someone about meditation because that is typically what most people can relate my work to. Meditation is important as it does free us from being ever so mentally consumed. It is refreshing and typically can rejuvenate the body or at least bring clarity.
But when asked, most people find it very difficult to get to that meditative state. My first memory of a successful meditation came when I was in college. I invited my mother to come along with me as it was actually an after hours event being held on campus and I felt she would enjoy doing it with me.
When we walked into the room there were rows of straight back chairs with no arm rests. We were asked to sit close together and were given a phrase to repeat over and over again. I remember feeling uncomfortable at first to have to “chant” the words, but soon fell into line with everyone else. If I was going to be there, I might as well make it my best.
I soon noticed that as I was chanting I was shedding tears. I was not crying, but tears were streaming down involuntarily.
I remember walking out saying to my mom that “I felt like I just had a spiritual shower!” I wanted more, I loved the feeling so much.
Now, when people ask for my advice on how to begin meditating, I almost always suggest chanting. You can choose to use a favorite word or phrase, or you can do a web search for chanting music and see what resonates with you. People are so “mind-full” these days that the idea of tuning out and into ourselves is challenging. I have also suggested using essential oils during meditation for those who really find it difficult. Our sense of smell is our most powerful sense, using a scent that calms or shifts our mood can induce a nice meditative state all on its own and even more so, in combination with music.
When I first started mediating I wasn’t quite sure I was actually meditating. What I saw when I first began, oftentimes felt like still life images, like when movies first were invented. I was always wondering if I was getting “true” information or if I was “forcing” the meditation. Now as I meditate, I not only see images that are fluid, I hear or feel things that support what is being communicated.
I hadn’t had the experience of shedding tears after that first chanting meditation until a few years ago. My husband’s father passed and I found the Kundalini Meditation Music CD in the library and brought it home and began listening to it. When I heard Snatam Kaur sing Heal (Ra Ma Da Sa) I began to cry, and if my husband was around when I played it, even he shed tears. It was the perfect song to heal from that loss.
My son loves hearing Ma from that CD. During those restless nights when his brain is overactive, listening to that chant oftentimes helps him fall asleep.