Saturday, September 2, 2017

What to do Before a Reiki Healing Session


Many of my clients ask how they can best prepare for and receive the most benefits from their Healing session.
Below is a list of ideas to take into consideration both before your healing session. 
Remember, your energy healing is always catered toward your deepest healing, so finding what works best for you is key.
Relax + reflect:
Give yourself at least 30 minutes prior to the session to sit and reflect, particularly checking in with how your body is feeling and anything you are noticing with regards to emotions, thoughts or physical sensations.
Take some time to breathe and also tend to whatever your body's needs might be on that given day. You may also want to reflect on any intentions you want to set for your session, and anything you want to share with your practitioner before you begin.
2. Eat + hydrate
You’ll want to be sure you've eaten and hydrated a few hours before the session, mostly so you will be as comfortable as possible and not distracted by hunger or thirst.
Avoid eating a heavy meal beforehand, however, as you don’t want all of your body’s energy to be directed toward digesting while you’re receiving your treatment.
3. Get comfy
Most practitioners will have you laying down for the majority of your session, so comfort is key for being open to taking on and integrating energy healing.
Make sure you are wearing comfortable clothes. I usually recommend my clients either wear or bring socks since shoes are removed during the session and the feet can get cold.
You’ll also want to use the restroom before the session, and if the position you are in for your session is uncomfortable in any way, communicate this to your practitioner, as s/he will also want to be sure you are as comfortable as possible.

Friday, August 25, 2017

What are the Chakras ?



 If you were able to see the chakras- as many clairvoyant psychics do, we would observe a wheel of energy continuously revolving or rotating in a direction. As a clairvoyant, I see chakras as colorful wheels that depict unique variations of colors/energies that tell a story. The 7 primary chakras form a line from the base of the spine to the top of the head. Although fixed in the central spinal column, they are located on both the front and back of the body.

Each chakra vibrates or rotates at a different speed. The Base or 1st chakra rotates at the slowest speed and the crown or 7th chakra at the highest speed. Chakras are stimulated by colors. The colors vary by wavelength and frequency and range from bright, translucent colors at the higher end of the spectrum to darker shades of brown, gray and black at the lower end of the spectrum. The size of the chakra wheels differs according to individual development, physical condition, energy levels, and lifestyle.

The health of our chakras affects our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well being. When the chakras are not balanced or when the flow of energy through the body is blocked or slowed at one chakra point or another the basic life force within us slows down. As a result we may feel tired, sad, unmotivated, or depressed. Over time, if this universal energy does not properly flow through us, we may develop a physical or mental disease requiring medical attention.

Most of us react to bad life experiences by closing ourselves and blocking our feelings. This literally reduces a great deal of our natural energy flow. This affects the healthy, maturation and development of the chakras. Whenever we block a painful experience, we are in turn blocking our energy/chakras which eventually becomes disfigured, discolored, and drained of energy. 

When the chakras are functioning normally each chakra will be open and spinning clockwise to metabolize the particular energies needed from the universal energy field. When our chakras are healthy and balanced, our lives are filled with joy, happiness, and purpose.



When I work with my clients to heal and align their chakras and energy field, I use crystals and gemstones with other energy healing techniques I've learned over a decade of practice. Crystals and gemstones are powerful healing tools because of their “piezoelectric effect" which means that crystals respond to the electricity that is coursing through our body and if the energy is sluggish, the constant electrical vibrations of the stones help to harmonize, balance, and stimulate this energy. The chakras are the energy centers in our body in which energy flows through. These energy channels each correspond to different parts of the body as well as specific areas in
 our life. 

In many ways the chakras are like intersections in a busy city. They channel traffic and the traffic grid is designed to keep traffic flowing freely. But as we have all experienced, city traffic can easily become blocked. All it takes is one angry or insensitive driver blocking an intersection, and everything comes to a stop. Traffic upstream from the blockage becomes a domino effect of cars clogging the streets and blocking other intersections. And ‘downstream’, the streets are empty.

Imagine that scenario in your energy body. If one or more of your chakras are blocked, they cause disturbances and imbalances on both sides of the flow. The result is stagnating energy that causes poor health, undesirable life conditions, unhappiness and a sense that nothing is going right. You may have blockages or imbalances in one or more chakras, but it is often due to one major blockage in one chakra that then affects the others. 

Would you like to try a chakra healing session? Sessions can be performed in person or at a distance. Distant healing works in a similar way to being in the presence of the healer. This allows anyone to benefit from Chakra Healing even if yo are unable to be present due to distance or illness. 




Monday, August 14, 2017

Signs of Emotional Vampires and How to Protect Yourself



Emotional vampires, also known as psychic vampires, are emotionally immature individuals who drain the time and energy from those around them. They are usually highly self-interested and lack empathy. The relationships they form are largely self serving. I call these "draining people" emotional vampires. They do more than drain your physical energy. The worst ones can make you believe you're unworthy and unlovable.



Relationships are always an energy exchange. To stay feeling our best, we must ask ourselves: Who gives us energy? Who saps it? It's important to be surrounded by supportive, loving people who make us feel safe and secure. It's equally important to pinpoint the emotional vampires, who, whether they intend to or not, suck our energy.



At first glance, energy vampires can seem highly attractive. They often are good-looking, bold, flamboyant or intelligent, and may appear to have a high opinion of you as indicated by their flattering attention. Drawing you into their inner circle may seem just the boost you need.
However, be aware that they are “grooming” you — setting you up to exploit you in whichever way best suits their purposes later. What seems quite innocent at first, such as finding a good friend, may lead you to compromise your ethics, morals and values against your will — maybe even breaking the law in due course. And because energy vampires are masters at avoiding responsibility, you could be the one who takes the blame when things go wrong.
To protect yourself, it's imperative to name and combat these emotional vampires. They're everywhere: coworkers, neighbors, family, and friends. In Energy Healing I've treated a revolving door of people who've been hit hard by drainers--truly a mental health epidemic that conventional medicine doesn't see! I'm shocked by how many of these "emotionally walking wounded" (ordinarily perceptive, intelligent individuals) have become resigned to anxiety or depression. Emotional draining is a touchy subject. We don't know how to tactfully address our needs without alienating others. The result: We get tongue-tied, or destructively passive. We ignore the SOS from our gut that screams, "Beware!" Or, shaking in our boots, we're so afraid of of appearing "aggressive" that we become martyrs in lieu of being respectfully assertive. We don't speak out because we don't want to be seen as "difficult" or uncaring.

Vampires do more than drain our physical energy. The super-malignant ones can make you believe you're an unworthy, unlovable person who doesn't deserve better. The subtler species inflict damage that's more of a slow burn. Smaller digs here and there can make you feel bad about yourself such as, I see that you've gained few pounds." In a flash, they've zapped you by prodding areas of shaky self-worth.

This is my take on emotional vampires: Their behavior are unacceptable; you must develop a successful plan for coping with them. I deeply believe that taking a stand against draining people is a form of self-care and self love that you must practice to give you freedom.

What turns someone into an emotional vampire? First, a psychological reason: children often mimic their parents' most unflattering traits. A self-absorbed mother/father can turn you into a self-absorbed son/daughter. Early modeling has impact. Studies of Holocaust survivors show that many became abusive parents themselves. The second explanation involves subtle energy. I've observed that childhood trauma--mistreatment, loss, parental alcoholism, illness--can weaken a person's energy field (aura). This energy leakage may condition those with such early wounds to draw on the vitality of others to compensate; it's not something most are aware of. Nevertheless, the effects can be extreme. Visualize an octopus-like tendril extending from their energy field and onto yours. Your intuition may register this as sadness, anger, fatigue, or anxiety. The degree of mood change or physical reaction may vary. A vampire's effects can stun like a sonic blast or make you slowly wilt. But it's the rare drainer that sets out to purposely enervate you. The majority act unconsciously, oblivious to being an emotional drain.

Let me tell you the secret of how a vampire operates so you can outsmart one. A vampire goes in for the kill by stirring up your emotions. Pushing your buttons throws you off center, which renders you easier to drain. Of all the emotional types, empaths are often the most devastated. However, certain emotional states increase everyone's vulnerability. I myself am most susceptible to emotional vampires when I feel desperate, exhausted, or dis-empowered.

Here are some others:
Low self-esteem
Depression
A victim mentality
Fear of asserting yourself
Addiction to people-pleasing

When encountering emotional vampires, see what you can learn too. It's your choice. You can simply feel tortured, resentful, and impotent. Or, as I try to do, ask yourself, "How can this interchange help me grow?" Every second of life, good, bad, or indifferent, is a chance to become emotionally freer and stronger.

Exercise 1: Determine If You Have an Emotional Vampire in Your Life

Anyone who has ever shared an office, carpool, or attended a family dinner with a vampire can attest to experiencing some common emotional side effects. Even after a brief contact, you feel worse; they feel better. To find out if you've been bled, watch for these signs.

You feel put down or like the rug was pulled out from under you
Your mood takes a nosedive
You have a desire to binge on comfort food
You feel sniped at or agitated
Have intuitive flashes or dreams

In addition, sometimes intuitive flashes and dreams can raise a red flag. Pay attention. Whether you're awake or asleep, notice telling imagery that conveys emotion. This will help you identify a vampire.

Take an inventory of the people in your life who are potential drainers. List all your key family members, friends and co-workers in the left hand column and check off if any of them have an adverse affect on you when in their company or on the phone. Experiencing even one of these effects indicates that person is a drain on the prowl. By doing this you become aware of who vibrates positive vibes and who doesn't.

Please feel free to share in the comments below if you've ever had an energy drainer and what you did to help yourself deal better. Looking forward to hearing from you!

With Love,
Cindy