You’re a healer, therapist, body worker, nurse, martial artist, poet. Perhaps you’ve studied Reiki, learned to channel, transmit light energy, re-structure chakras. People come to you for guidance, healing, insight, strength. You give of yourself open-heartedly. Your clients love you. You help them change their lives. So why is energy healing still so elusive?

As modern day holistic health practitioners we accumulate an array of skills and techniques utilizing subtle energy, but have no understanding of how and why it works?

The mind has four layers; the conscious, subconscious, unconscious and fully unconscious mind. When we work with subtle energy we progressively penetrate into deeper layers of the mind. Within these layers we retain the seed thoughts of all our karmas, positive and negative past actions, experiences and their cellular memories. These karmas show up throughout our lifetime reflected in our mental, physical and emotional health.

Jill is a holistic nurse. She came for a session because her feet were continually cramping. Though happily married, she felt this underlying anxiety that she couldn’t explain. When she lay on the table in a relaxed state her feet were severely arched. We worked first with the physical muscular tension, then deeper into increasingly subtler levels of her energy system. As Jill explored sensations in her feet, childhood memories flooded her awareness. Jill’s body began spasming, and her feet slowly released. The next moment, pain of childhood memories turned into gales of laughter. After several follow up sessions she confessed she had not had an orgasm in nine years of marriage. She was now experiencing orgasms and her feet were no longer cramping.

Inherent within the human physiology is a natural self-correcting mechanism. Distortions occur in our physiology due to early childhood (and past life) traumas. A trauma may not look dramatic, but it takes only one moment of helplessness for the infant to experience its life as threatened. As adults, these cellular memories show up as behavioral defenses, "feeling insecure, overburdened, betrayed, etc." Stored in our cellular memory, no amount of intellectualizing will coax them out.

When we run subtle energies into the body we enliven consciousness of cellular memory containing "negative imprints," distortions of life force expression unable to be safely expressed in childhood. Once enlivened, the body’s natural mechanics do the rest, re-aligning the self with its true pleasurable essence.

The difficulty is accessing deeply enough into the layers of the subtle nervous system. It’s like holding up a tuning fork. You can only resonate to the depth of the refinement contained within the healer that is present.

How does one attain deep levels of refinement? We must choose our teachers and healers wisely. Look for the embodiment of humility, compassion, purity, love, calmness and integrity. Association with those qualities will cultivate this kind of healing in your own being and presence.

Author's Bio: 

Laura has a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from San Diego University of Integrative Studies and a Masters of Arts Degree from University of Miami. She has practiced as a licensed Holistic Health Practitioner for 25 years in the field of body/mind therapies and is co-founder of Lionheart Institute. Laura originated The Energy System of Acting (ESA), and is a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing as well as two years of Kabalistic Healing with The Society of Souls. She has taught at several alternative healing schools and developed a research project in wholistic healing for post-surgery heart transplant patients at U.C.L.A Hospital. Laura’s career has bridged the creative and healing arts having worked for twenty years professionally in the theater as a director and acting teacher such institutions as Manhattan Class Company, Barnard College and Riverside Shakespeare Company in New York. Having faced, survived and healed from a life-threatening illness, Laura has a recognition and value of each moment of life and compassion for the struggles of the mind and heart.

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