Earlier this year in a networking meeting, I heard a man boldly state that he “healed” someone. He went on to state how the person that he healed had a chronic condition that no one was able to address and that his method created the complete healing. After hearing these claims, I was left feeling more than a little disturbed. While I believe he helped the person heal, I come from the school of thought that each person is responsible for his or her own healing and that when we choose a practitioner, who may be referred to as a “healer,” we are merely inviting the practitioner to help facilitate our healing process.
As a practitioner, I would love to give all of my clients the instant magic healing pill, but the complexity of the relationship between the emotional and physical elements of imbalances we experience is vast. A long list of issues and chronic conditions have multiple layers that, typically, take more than one session to address. More often than not, many clients hold the expectation that I should be able to “heal” them in one session. In my facilitation, I have been fortunate to experience a multitude of issues being resolved in one session, but most conditions require a combination of more than one session and the participation of the client/patient in their own process. The following provides guidance for how you can be empowered as your own true healer.
Client/Patient Guidance — the Healer is You:
When we have imbalances that compromise our well being, we seek out various health professionals that may include: doctors, acupuncturists, therapists (massage, psychologists. psychiatrists, energy workers, etc.) surgeons, nutritionists, or a multitude of other specialized health practitioners to help us. All of these professions can help you achieve miraculous healings on many levels. However, I believe we are all here, in these physical bodies, to learn, grow, and heal – finding that peace within – because it cannot be found outside of ourselves. Although, as we each experience our own journey, we can have an effect on helping others and it is helpful to have assistance when we need to correct life’s imbalances. Here are guidelines that you may want to consider in your process. If you have any comments and/or concerns, feel free to contact me at: Anita@MountainSage.us.
- First and foremost, realize that you are responsible for your own healing. Why give your power away? When you put your energy into everything and everyone else on any level, you sell yourself short. The main reason you are here is you!
- Realize your power of intention, belief, trust, and faith in yourself and the choices you have made, including the professional you have chosen to help you, are critical elements for your healing. Even if you perceive that a professional was not able to meet your expectations, there is purpose and reason why you were drawn to that individual. In other words, look at the big picture. Expectations can cloud beautiful moments of unfolding that can lead to your healing!
- Look, critically, at your readiness to be healed. If the imbalance serves some purpose in your life, on any level, a complete healing may not occur. You may even experience no relief from a therapeutic treatment. All the therapists in the world may not be able to help you, if you are not ready!
- This is a tough one! It is very important to realize that you are also responsible, on some level, for the imbalance in the first place! It is easy to feel like a victim, but our true power comes forth in understanding that we draw dis-ease, accidents, and all emotional and physical imbalances to us for a variety of reasons. These reasons serve a multitude of possible purposes in the complexity of our existence: at a soul level; at learning, growing, evolving, and transcending levels; at inspirational levels (i.e., helping others by your example of how you handle it); as well as levels that we may not be conscious of.
- It is key to realize that healing reactions (also known as a “healing crisis”) are also your responsibility. As the stuck energy comes to the surface, post treatment, you may feel worse instead of better. If you understand that dynamic, you can realize the practitioner did in fact help you and now you’re further empowered to create resolution. Here’s an article that deals with the concept of the healing reaction: http://mountainsage.us/new-dec-09.html.
- Miraculous healings can and do occur! I believe the guy I mentioned, at the beginning of this article, had a soul agreement with the person who experienced the healng – an agreed co-creative process to come together for a miraculous healing. Whenever such occurrences happen, it shows us how the power of our intention, belief, faith, and trust has superpower potential! The healing power of the beautiful Universal Life Force Energy, that we’re all a part of, is abundant and accessible to us all in many forms including foods, various healing modalities, Qigong practice, and the list goes on and on. Allow the healer in you to emerge!
Health Professional (Healer ;-)) Guidance for Client/Patient Education:
No matter which health profession you come from, client/patient education is an important part of the process. Sometimes we fall short of the education due to busy schedules, the challenge of navigating the emotional waters of instilling client/patient responsibility, or even our egos getting in the way. Believe me, you will increase the positive results of your work, if you empower your clients/patients! Below, are some suggestions for you to consider in your practice. Feel free to contact me with any comments at:Anita@MountainSage.us.
- First, have confidence in your work and realize your ability to facilitate powerful healing for those you serve!
- Present ideas that empower your clients/patients into realizing their responsibility in their own healing and get a sense of what their belief systems hold. Here are some questions to consider: Are they pro-active about their health? Do they realize their responsibility? Do they realize that physical imbalances and dis-ease in the body have probable emotional causes? Are they holding onto being a victim? Are they in a chronic or acute state? Are they feeling quite depressed over the condition(s) – feeling powerless? Are their expectations reasonable or are they coming to you with, seemingly, high expectations? Let these considerations guide you into ways to ask a client what kind of processes they are doing to empower themselves toward a complete state of healing.
- Inform your clients/patients that you will do your best in each session, but their participation in their own healing is key – through intention, faith, trust, etc. in both you and themselves as well as potential follow-up care they may have to employ. You cannot heal them without that participation unless there’s a soul intention as part of yours or their life purpose to do so!
- Inform your clients/patients that the healing may take multiple treatments – especially, in the case of chronic conditions. I heard an acupuncturist state that a year of a chronic condition takes at least a month of weekly treatments.
- Realize the power of your subconscious mind! Picture your clients/patients in a healed and perfect state to release energetic aspects of your subconsciousness that may hold them in the state of imbalance.
I hope all who read this article feels more informed on this subject. When I have an issue that I have to heal, it is important for me to understand that I drew it to myself for a reason. Recently, I found out that I need an implant procedure for a tooth that has undergone bone loss. It is a tough situation to chew on (literally!) — because I do take care of my teeth. It is tempting to blame the dentist who did not do a good job inserting a crown onto that tooth years ago, but I understand that I drew that to me for a reason as well. For my complete healing in this situation, I know I have to look at the emotional issues that surround this condition and I also know there’s a trust in the financial component of what this procedure entails. Let these thoughts help navigate you through your own healing processes and help guide your clients/patients toward their healing.