Dear family, friends and anyone else who stumbles across this post,
The time is now! I’m coming out of the closet! Well actually I have been out for a while, so long that my loved ones are probably wanting to push me back in for a break! I thought it was time to explain my world of energy healing to anyone who is curious. I spend time helping people with pain, depression, trauma and anything else people want to bring to the table or my attention. Energy healing is an amazing wellness practice that can teach you how to heal yourself and others.
We are in a pain, disease and depression crises as a society.
“More than 11 million Australians (50%) in 2014-2015 reported having at least 1 of 8 of the main chronic diseases, these being arthritis, asthma, back pain, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and mental health conditions. Among those Australians seeking treatment for drug and alcohol problems in 2014-2015, opioids were a drug of concern in about 1 in 10 (10%) treatment episodes.” (Reference 1.)
“More Australians are dying from accidental opioid overdoses each year, with prescription painkillers rather than heroin now accounting for two-thirds of the fatalities, latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows. An analysis of finalised ABS data by researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre found 68 per cent of the 668 overdose deaths in 2013 were related to pharmaceutical opioids.” (Reference 2.)
“On the entire planet, only one country, Iceland, has a higher rate of use of antidepressants. Since 2000, this rate has more than doubled, and nearly one in 10 Australians are taking them. They are even being prescribed to more than 1000 children aged between two and six.” (Reference 3.)
We trust and rely on pharmaceuticals to help us. We use other therapies to compliment medications such as physiotherapy, chiropractors, psychiatrists, psychologists etc. They all have their place, but I would love people to seriously consider that there are even more alternatives that are legitimate ways to heal yourself, empowering us to take responsibility for our thoughts and actions every day and to understand the holistic nature of every living thing.
People are beginning to sense that there is more to their health than physiology and chemistry. There is something underlying this, and it is energy. Emotions effect our energy and can affect our body. It is not a coincidence that we feel worry in our stomach, stress in our heart and brain, anger in our liver, grief in our lungs and fear in our kidneys.
Energy healing is not a placebo, nor is it the domain of spells, hippies and voodoo. It is unknown to many, and people are understandably full of disbelief, cynicism and speculation. Energy work is seen as part of the new age movement which is subject to much criticism. With no basis in this material reality we live in, belief in things that are not tangible is often thought of for the unstable and not to be taken seriously. We are used to the reassurance of scientific proof before we have faith that something is valid.
Modern medicine was also once in the position where it had to be proven, researched and eventually trusted by the masses. There is momentum growing in the shift from the theory of relativity to quantum physics. I was proud to see the Australian of the Year for 2017 was Professor Michelle Simmons, a professor in Quantum Physics and The Senior Australian of the Year was Dr Graham Farquhar AO, an amazing Biophysicist who is helping reshape our understanding of photosynthesis, the very basis of life on Earth.
Those that know and love me have always thought of me as the dreamer, the hippy, and maybe just an all-round freak (me too sometimes!). Just for the record I have also been a corporate professional, grounded wife and mother. Most of the time, I don’t mind what others think of my beliefs as that is their deal and this is mine. But there comes a time when you do care and want to be taken seriously by your support network. Anyone who is public about their spirituality and any other strong belief for that matter, has no doubt felt the same vulnerability as everyone has an opinion of their own. There is some truth in all opinions as if it is true to you, that is your truth and we all have an inherent right to this. Respect and acceptance of each other is the gift we give others to allow our diverse societies to function.
Through life experiences we build our truths. For me the journey to energy healing has been a tumultuous and gradual one. Always having an interest in alternatives and training in subjects such as crystals, sound and light therapy, Neurolinguistics Programming (NLP is a mild form of hypnotism) meditation, Qigong and Reiki, weird stuff is pretty normal for me.
The first time I really saw hands on healing and healing with emotions (both a part of energy healing) in action was 13 years ago when my father was in a nursing home slowly becoming a quadriplegic and wishing himself away. A woman, who became a very close confident of his, worked with a modality called Touch for Health and Reiki. She helped relieve his discomfort and emotionally supported him with hands and heart in a way we, as his family could not. I was fortunate enough to be able to spend a lot of time with him as he came to terms with his impending passing. When he was distressed we would spend hours together talking of his past, philosophising about his life choices and lovingly processing his ignored emotions by feeling them with deep compassion and releasing them.
Over the next 8 years I quietly explored concepts of energy healing such as Reiki and Qigong, amazed at the idea that you could not only help people hands on but remotely too. When my mother began to get very ill 6 years ago, I again was blessed to be able to spend a lot of time with her as a carer and supporter. I tried hands on healing with all my heart and managed to help her with her pain levels. We also spent the time reminiscing and processing her life’s emotions and lamenting her hopes and dreams for a future being cut short by illness and pain. I would call her if I wasn’t seeing her that day just to let her know I was thinking of her, which brought her great peace knowing someone was thinking of her now, not her past or lack of future, but right now for who she was.
When I sat in quiet moments of grief after her passing there was plenty of self-pity, feelings of abandonment and fear. There is great security in having your parents still alive due to the unconditional love a good relationship with parents can wrap around you. When both my parents passed, there was a realisation for me that there was no one left that knows, loves and accepted me just for being me. My brothers, sisters and I were the top of the family tree now with the responsibility of knowing the stories of the past generations and imparting the wisdom gained to our children and grandchildren. With this realisation slowly came great power pushing me across the finish line of the journey to the amazing world of energy healing.
A series of undeniable coincidences led me to move back to where I grew up, finding the most amazing teachers in Kinesiology/Kinergetics and many other mentors in the energy healing circuit. This might seem like a long wandering story and a far stretch but energy healing to me incorporates all these experiences as I learnt:
Loving touch or heartfelt presence is important in healing, as being in someone’s energy field, there is a quantum communication that can lead to compassion for another’s experience;
Emotions being recognised and processed with the intention to understand and clear them, brings great comfort mentally and physically
Taking responsibility for our thoughts and actions, keeping our intentions in check and loving and accepting ourselves is the best way to keep our physical, mental and spiritual selves healthy.
My business name is Mind Over Matter Healing because there is astounding power in our thoughts. This is being proven all over the world as people experiment with this concept. One of the most common is often used in high schools using plant growth depending on whether positive or negative words are said to it. There is also an Internationally renowned author and researcher Masaru Emoto who has written the books "Message From Water" and "The Hidden Messages In Water". These books are the result of over 10 years of research at the International Health Medical Research Institute in Tokyo, Japan, photographing ice crystals from water that had been subjected to various words, music, images and thoughts. Considering our bodies are approximately 70 percent water, you can imagine the far reaching consequences of this research. Emotion is energy in motion. Watch something flourish when raised with love and struggle when raised in fear. Sounds too simple!
Obviously, energy healing is not the be all and end all. There are many things that it cannot fix, and the healing needs to be accepted by the person receiving the energy work for there to be long lasting effects. We work hand in hand with modern medicine by supporting the holistic being and its subtle energy systems. There are many facets to energy healing and many ways to do it. I have been blessed to experience and learn about some real miracles and I am not alone. People are starting to notice the benefits. I know doctors that are amazed at their patients improved health after working with me and others.
Energy Healing is here and people will be hearing about it more and more. There is an energy healer soon to grace our television screens in Australia (March 5th on Foxtel). Charlie Goldsmith is an Australian healer who now has a 6-series television show called “The Healer”. He was let loose in some American hospitals and absolutely amazed the medical professionals.
In summary, the more science develops it is confirming that energy healing works and how it works. The shroud of mystery is being removed slowly which is getting more and more people every day to take the leap of faith and try energy healing as part of their wellness journey.
I hope all who take the time to read this throw doubt to the wind and find someone to work with in the amazing world of energy healing.
Australia's Health 2016, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 15th biennial report on the Health of Australians
Sydney Morning Herald, 24 July 2017
Sydney Morning Herald, 2 February 2018
Disclaimer – what you read here is not meant to promote, judge or offend anyone but myself. I write to share my experiences, in the hope of encouraging people to think outside the box or even to throw the whole box away! I use humour as therapy so please keep my warped sense of humour in mind as you read and take my opinions as mine alone. I hope you take away something positive and thought provoking from my writing. Please feel free to contact me through Facebook (Mind Your Matter Healing) or my website (www.mindyourmatterhealing.com) to discuss any topic further.
In no way do I profess to give medical advice and if you are feeling triggered with mental health issues please seek professional assistance. I work holistically alongside doctors and mental health practitioners, never advocating to replace them.