Category Archives: Energy Medicine

Neutrality

Whether I’m working with my chiropractic clients or my energy work clients, it is paramount that I be in a place of neutrality. My training has made me very observant, but simple observation may not tell the whole story. For example, as I watch you walk into the treatment room, I notice you are limping. I need to park my emotions before I even ask what is going on. If I approach with a pre-conceived notion of what is causing the limp, how effective do you think the treatment might be? Am I going to find what you and your body are showing me or am I going to find what I think I should be finding? Being in neutrality is just as important when I’m in session with my energy work clients. If you bring me a question about your life or a pattern that seems to be repeating, etc. and I go right into fear or judgement or any other emotion, how accurately will I be able to read your energy? In fact, I might be reading my stuff and not helping you at all.

Working from a place of neutrality is not just for healers and readers. It’s for everyone! So how do you get there? There are several techniques, but here is an easy way. Name the first emotion that comes to mind. Don’t think about this—just name the first emotion that comes to mind. Now that you have named an emotion, think about the emotion that is the polar opposite of the one you just named. Got it? Good. Now, go to the center of that emotional scale and experience what that feels like. You are in the place of neutrality. To me, it feels light and open and clean.

Practice a few times throughout your day. If something comes up that throws you for a loop, name the emotion, go to its polar opposite, then come back to the neutral center point. The more often you practice, the easier this gets. The other benefit? You realize they are all just emotions.

And with that, it’s time for tea. I believe today’s fine brew is Cinnamon Spice.

Empaths

I’ve been working expos for a few years now, but being an empath or working as an empath even comes up in my practice. I do have the ability to work as an empath. It’s not a good thing. It’s not a bad thing. And it’s not a “special” thing like some people would like to believe. It can, however, be a pain in the rear if you don’t know how to work properly as an empath.

As you may have guessed, this is a soap box issue for me…

For those of us who are empaths, we feel what you are feeling, what you’re going through. We “get it” at a very basic level. In feeling what you feel, we may take your energy into us. This happens quite¬†often when we are doing healings. But think about it for a moment. As an empath, I may take your energy into me, which makes you feel better. I, however, am now gunked up with your stuff. In comparison, traditional Shamans are able to take your energies in, but they are wired to transmute or neutralize those energies, then have the ability to move those energies back out. You feel better and the Shaman is left energetically clean. Empaths are not wired to do this vital step.

So, how do you do your work without getting overloaded and overwhelmed with everyone else’s stuff? I use the Gold Light to hold myself and the area around me clear. Specifically, after I ground to the core of the planet and bring that energy up through me, I bring down the Universal energy from the Source. I ask that Universal energy to flood through me, then mix with the core energy. I then ask for a column of Gold Light to come down starting from above my Higher Self and extending down about four feet below my feet. I then ask the Gold Light to spread all through my body then out as far beyond the bounds of my aura as it wishes to go. Within this Golden orb, I am secure, sacred, clean. When working with my clients, I imagine an overlay of them in the buffer zone just outside the edge of my aura. Once I feel what’s going on, I let the overlay go and work on the issue presented. It’s like peeling off an onion layer.

If you would like more detailed information and instruction on the Gold Light Exercise, please go to Drs. Loren and Diane Mickelson’s website, www.drsmick.com. They have posted a video on their website where Loren will walk you through the process.

It takes a little bit of practice, but the exercise is soooo worth it. That is, unless you like catching every little thing your clients have, or feeling sick by the end of your work day, or….

OK, the soap box session is over. It’s time for some fun!

On Being Human

C. S. Lewis once said, “You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.” It’s so encouraging to be around so many people who are opening to or deepening their psychic and spiritual gifts. One issue I keep running into at expos or other gatherings is that some people seem to be missing or not thinking about the soul, body, planet connection. We are energetic beings. We are souls who have chosen to incarnate at this time on this planet. To do that, we have chosen to inhabit human bodies on the planet Earth. What I keep running into is people who are on the path and doing beautiful heart-centered work, but forgetting about the Earth connection. Just as we are connected via our Soul cords to God/Goddess/Source of All That Is/__fill in the blank___, would it not be wise to ground ourselves to the core of this planet and use that wonderfully creative energy to do our work all day/night long?

Go forth and ponder. It’s time for a cup of tea. Tomorrow’s topic is boundaries and empaths.