I am often asked, “What is most beneficial: a healing session, or a teaching/training session?” I find that the two go hand in hand. When I conduct a healing session, the information presented and the issues addressed provide new insight and perspective. And we learn from that new insight and perspective; the learning leads to healing.
Learning Through Healing
Sometimes the learned information applies uniquely to that client. Other times beautiful, fundamental, universal truths that apply to everyone are presented in a new light specifically for the client’s current path. Had we not done the healing session, we would not have discovered the opportunity for the client to apply the universal truth to their day-to-day.
The client’s needs for this Universal Truth may show up during a healing session as a misalignment in their energy body, or an imbalance with a chakra. The misalignment may mean that there are relationships, thought patterns or belief systems that are literally sucking the joy out of their day-to-day experience, leaving them depleted. It’s important to see those leaks and drains for what they are so they can be addressed and remedied. When they go unaddressed, it’s like driving a car with a leaky gas tank. Let me give you an example of one universal truth, and how it can benefit everyone, but benefit individuals in ways that apply specifically to them.
Have To vs. Choose To
Thought patterns such as “I have to” or “I’m obligated to” or “I need to” are all energy sucks or leaks, even though the statements themselves may be entirely true. Say the following phrases out loud:
Alternatively, the phrase “I choose to” comes from a space of empowerment, and is really the truth in everything we do. You don’t have to get up in the morning; you don’t have to shower; you don’t have to do anything! Instead, embrace the perspective that you are choosing to act, and reinforce your choice with the reason why. Here are some examples:
Healing Through Learning
We are all unique in our paths and experiences. Through teaching/training, we learn techniques to connect with the energies or belief systems that affect us individually in a positive or a negative way. One of us may believe, “I am unlovable,” while another may believe, “I am entirely lovable.” Others may believe “I am stupid” or “I am weak” or “I’m not important enough to matter.” These hidden belief systems are like computer viruses: they start small, then infiltrate and threaten our entire system. Most of the time the mind will compensate and override the belief purely out of the drive to survive; but that extra effort can be exhausting. Most of the time, we don’t even realize how exhausted we are, because we’ve carried the weight of the belief system for so long.
I teach a technique in my Personal Empowerment Series that empowers you to find all the outdated beliefs that affect you negatively, identify the source from which each belief originates, and remove the damaging energy. To continue the computer analogy, it’s like upgrading from a very old operating system to a modern one that’s much faster…much more effective in your day-to-day life. Sure, you could continue to limp along, but why, when there’s a better faster more enjoyable virus-free system? It’s best to remove the virus, repair the damage, and move forward free of it.
Remember dial-up? Energies from old belief systems are VERY much like if we still used dial-up today even though there are many faster methods. It didn’t seem slow back in the day because we didn’t know any better. But when we learn that there’s something better, faster, more effective, we become suddenly aware of the energy drain we didn’t even know was there before. During the Personal Empowerment Series, part of what we do is learn to become aware of all the “dial-ups” still hanging around in our lives, and heal ourselves of their damage.
What If I Don’t Want To Learn? What If I Just Want To Be Healed?
I truly believe that we all have our own answers; that we all have the ability to both learn and heal. And I see my belief reinforced nearly every day.
So many times, a client with whom I’ve been having regularly scheduled healing sessions will come to their “call to action” moment; that moment when they realize it’s time for them to become accountable for their own healing; time for them to learn the valuable techniques and tools that I provide as a service during healing sessions, so they can provide them as a service to themselves.
When they have that moment, they really start to become powerful.
I feel the most effective healers are those who are willing to teach what they do. Anything short of that feels out of alignment to me. That’s why I developed my Personal Empowerment and Advanced Journeying and Self Healing curriculum: to allow my clients to empower themselves to heal themselves. To me, a healer who isn’t willing to teach their clients to heal themselves is just creating a loop of need. In a very real way, that kind of healer keeps their clients sick.
Often on our life path, even when we struggle, we gain treasures along the way. Those treasures are often the relationships and perspectives that come with experience. I see everyone led to me as an individual. I see each individual as someone who has come to me to seek an ally, a peer, and a teacher on their personal path. I do not view my clients and students as “less than” or “needy.” If you are reading this now, I believe you are here in my space because you are like me, not because you need me.
You Were Never Intended To Do This Alone
Yes, there are times when a person may require a few healing sessions to get to a place of stability and sustainability; to get to a solid space within which they are able to take on teaching and training. Compare it to repairing a broken bone; sure, the initial trauma should be addressed with a doctor as an ally. But after a certain point in the process, the right next step is self-care and physical therapy at home. At a certain point, the right next step in sustainable healing is to learn to heal yourself.
If you take my courses, then later come to a time when you seek additional guidance and insight, it’s normal and useful to reach out and schedule a session. I’m happy to show up for you in this capacity. Sometimes it’s nice to call in an ally when your own work seems heavy, or you reach a block you can’t break through on your own, or you’re simply seeking additional guidance and support. I have allies that I know I can count on, and I’m stronger with them than without them. I am committed to you as your ally. But as importantly…more importantly, I am committed to teaching you to develop yourself as your strongest ally.
If you’re open to healing, you’ll learn. If you’re willing to learn, you’ll heal.