All over the planet, humans have had an indigenous spirituality which predates the patriarchal religions by millennia. This is the spirituality of connection through consciousness. Traditionally, certain people were initiated into working with altered states of consciousness and served as healers and guides for members of the community in need. People understood that our world is full of energies and that those energies can be felt and communicated with. This included ancestors and the energies of plants, minerals and places in nature, in particular. It was normal to use altered states of consciousness to open up to this connection and communication and to receive healing. After doing that for 40,000 years, in modern times, this traditional practice became viewed with suspicion or confusion by some people. In Europe, traditional healers were called witches and killed by the church. But this is the spirituality of all cultures on Earth, and has been from the farthest reaches of time. Now, as people have found that modern medicine doesn’t have answers for much of the long-term body/mind illness which has become commonplace, there is an open-mindedness to many types of energy healing techniques. Reiki is one which I have integrated into my work simply because the results are so powerful. For example, here is a quote from the Washington Post, “like acupuncture, yoga and other once fringe practices, Reiki is now viewed by many as an effective, accepted alternative practice in mainstream America, where at least 1.2 million adults have tried the energy healing therapy.” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/reiki-goes-mainstream-spiritual-touch-practice-now-commonplace-in-hospitals)
In my healing work, this traditional form of support has opened up through combining Reiki with hypnotherapy, Brainspotting, and my own spiritual connection. I have also created a conservatory or greenhouse full of the chi or life energy of big, healthy plants and a clear roof and walls opening to the sky and the natural world. I have been surprised, honored and overjoyed to find that people’s loved ones who have left the body are showing up every week to work with them and to use the healing space I have created to work through me. I have also found it to be quite natural to connect to my clients’ spiritual teachers and guides and let them direct the energy work. This has opened the door to doing profound, life changing work that I’m really excited to be able to offer to the community. I am using a massage table with the sacred sound “om” vibrating from below so that your body feels that in the bilateral rhythm which is the basis of Brainspotting. We can enter into a beautiful, natural altered state of consciousness in which healing and guidance flow at the highest and deepest levels. We can work with physical, emotional and spiritual imbalances and you can reconnect with your Soul’s deepest wisdom and True Nature. You don’t have to travel to another country to dive deep into another realm of healing through the ground of Being, the Source Field, pure, spacious awareness, God, or however you like to language it.