I have spent the better part of my adult life working as a nurse in one capacity or another. The accepted medical model of our country is to treat illness, not prevent it. Researchers spend their lives determining what causes illness; identifying microorganisms, viruses, and other body invaders and looking for changes in the body resulting in diseases. We have been taught about prevention of illness through exercise and healthy eating, avoiding stress, and simplifying our lives, yet people are getting sicker and dying younger than in previous generations. Technology has exploded in the last several decades in ways that should lead to the opposite.
From a purely Reiki-based viewpoint, our Chakras, or energy centers have a great deal to do with how we interpret and approach life. Imbalances in our Chakras, as with imbalances in the body, mind, and spirit, in general, contribute to our thoughts, words, and actions that form our life patterns. In Reiki sessions when I find Chakra imbalances, aural interruptions, and the like, clients often open up and share their deepest thoughts and fears. Beginning the rebalancing process gives the client fresh insight and information to work toward breaking free of long held patterns that have not served well.
Each of the 7 major Chakras is largely responsible for our interpretations and responses toward life situations, the Divine, and our view of self. Imbalances in our energy centers will eventually affect the body leading to physical and/or emotional illness. It is my firm belief all illness originates with stress, whether due to continual worry or anxiety, abuses of the body in terms of poor health habits, or neural interruptions and blood flow blockages due to subluxations requiring chiropractic intervention.
We are not meant to live anxiety-ridden lives, filled with overwhelming responsibilities and relationships built on drama and superficial involvement. We were designed to live in relationship with the Divine, while at the same time plant our roots deep within the earth to ground us in the here and now.
Our medical model has created tunnel vision; we get sick so we treat with medicines, surgeries, and chemicals. We want a quick fix, to feel better right away, and in many cases we are only putting a bandage on the root cause of the illness. The awakening process is beginning, however. People are beginning to see the need to establish a real and evidential relationship with the Divine. New-to-us healing modalities are explored and used by many to improve their lives and relationships, and by doing so, illness is addressed from the cause, not the result. Even the hospital system I work for recently sent some of their critical care nurses to learn energy healing methods to help with pain control; an otherwise traditional medical setting opening their minds to viable interventions to address the needs of body mind and spirit.
Daily stress and fears originating in the mind eventually manifest in the body as illness. We are bombarded by advertisements for the latest medications to treat the top ailments of humanity. The newest technologies and treatments meant to comfort us should we be one of the unfortunate ones to develop a dreaded disease, also instills fear of developing the diseases. We are told we have genetic connections to some diseases and illnesses, and often we psychologically embrace this information where it becomes part of the unconscious and soon it develops.
Sound too simple? In my 50 plus years on the planet I have come to understand we are the ones who make life complex and challenging; God did not have complexity in mind when He created man. The Bible tells us Yeshua (Jesus) healed all manner of illness. The infirm were made well when He “laid hands” on them. I have come to believe one of the the methods of healing was through “energy healing” as we know it today. Yeshua was Divine incarnate, taking the form of humanity to walk among His creation and teach. When those of us in the energy healing arts work with our clients we are conduits, or channels, for Divine energy. Yeshua was and is the Source of all healing energy; His healing’s were often immediate.
God, in the form of Yeshua, came to live among His creation for a time to teach by example and method to those who would receive. The Bible, however many times it has been massaged and modified by man, still contains the teachings of Yeshua for spirits, living in bodies, having a human experience, in other words, humanity. Some of the Biblical stories as we know them have been embellished, but I believe the core message remains in tact. In Mark 5:34 Jesus is walking through a crowd of people and notes someones has touched His robe. He finds out a woman, sick for many years and at the point of hopelessness, had touched Him believing if she could, she would be healed. The woman was instantly healed. When she admitted she had been the one who touched Jesus’ robe, He said, “Daughter, your trust has healed you. Go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”
Notice, Jesus did not take credit for the healing, nor did He heal the woman, as organized religion often teaches. Healing is always a joint effort originating with us; intention to receive healing, positive thought and word to create the reality of healing, and walking forward in health.The woman believed, in other words, her intention was set on healing rather than infirmity. She had decided she would no longer be ill; her thoughts and words would mirror her intention for health. The remainder of the statement Jesus made was to “go in peace”. Peace is a by-product of relationship and connection with God, or the Divine Source of love. (I am by no means suggesting this is an easy-peasy task, it isn’t, but there are people alive today, including myself, who have experienced physical healing when the medical world had exhausted all their options)
Reiki, as well as other energy or complementary healing modalities, are often criticized by church-going, Bible-believing folks and said to be “from the devil”, a form of witchcraft, or any number of derogatory statements. I have never personally known, nor heard of an energy or complementary medicine healer who believed a healing was of their own doing. All intentions boil down to heart motivations, and the transference of Divine energy through the energy healing modalities is no different. We are taught to welcome the presence of the Divine, of God, as we open a session with a client, ever mindful the Divine energy is the healer. By the same token I have been to “Healing Explosions” and “healing services” conducted by fundamentalist Bible believers who credit God with healing anyone who receives. How is that different?
The opening of minds will continue as many more accept there is a reality outside the box of accepted theory and practice. Churches, experiencing fewer congregants, will adjust their myopic thinking or be forced to close their doors. The lines between religion and the spiritual will blur as each side realizes there is no need for opposition, all healing comes from God. The lines will blur within healthcare, as well, between accepted practice and complementary modalities. Healing is more than a pill…..