People often refer to me as a Healer.
I remember the first time someone called me a Healer. I had casually mentioned to a friend that I was starting my Healing Touch practice. She exclaimed, “You’re a Healer?! This is so amazing! You have to talk to my friend here–she has cancer…” and so on.
I was so uncomfortable with this title of Healer. It seemed that my friend thought that I could magically create healing. While I admit that there are times when the effect appears magical (in other words, that significant changes take place), I assure you that I am not the source.
What is a Healer?
What is a Living Food? (No, I’m not talking about what you find at the back of the refrigerator!) The simplest definition is that it has a high vibrational quality. If we were able to measure the potential energy (on a subtle level) of a Living Food, it would be full of life-force energy ready to be easily absorbed by the consumer.
Over ten years ago, I was introduced to the concept of Living Books through the work of Charlotte Mason, an early 20th century British educator. Her philosophies completely changed my approach to homeschooling and how I used books. I have discovered many parallels between feeding our minds on Living Books and feeding our bodies with a healthy diet of Living Foods.
Mason defined a Living Book as a “whole” book that feeds the spirit on many levels. Much of classic literature fits this category as well as books of scripture from all traditions. The hallmark of a Living Book is that it can be read again and again and there is always something more to be gained or learned.
Mason termed books that are a waste of time–that do not feed the soul–as “twaddle.” Kind of like a junk-food version of books. Also, few textbooks can pass as Living Books because they are often stripped of their story, leaving just selected points that are recognized as being important.Read More»
Another Introduction to Healing Touch workshop coming up next week!
June 6 (Sat) 9:30-12:30
Cost is $25 (extra $10 if you want CE credits/certificate)
Call or e-mail me soon if you’d like to register!
You are probably sitting in a chair as you read this. Do you notice the weight of your body as it presses into the chair? You do now that I mention it, right? But most of the time your brain just conveniently tunes out that sensory input.
The brain has the ability to filter out unnecessary information. And, to some degree, you are able to choose what you are aware of. You can choose to put your attention on the parts of your body that are touching the chair.
You can also choose to disconnect from your physical and emotional states. And that can be an important survival mechanism when experiencing trauma. But to maintain this disconnection over time will cost you.
We all experience traumas of varying degree in life. Often, we are unable to fully process those experiences at the time they occur.
I remember when my (then) one-year-old son had a febrile seizure. I needed to think and act quickly. I put all of my own panic and fear aside and dealt with the situation. When the paramedics were gone and my baby was doing fine again, I broke down and had a good cry, which is exactly what I needed to do! Those emotions needed to be expressed and allowed or they would have stayed in my body waiting to be processed.Read More»
Have you made some New Year’s resolutions? Do you get discouraged even thinking about it because it hasn’t worked very well in the past? Read on for suggestions, some that may be new to you, that will get you started on the right foot.Read More»