Pains in the body–what do they mean?

trappedEmotionsWhy do we have pain and weakness in one part of the body and not another?  When you fall or trip, is it always on that one side? do you always seem to land on that one knee? tweak that same ankle?  OR when working with your hands and arms, does that one elbow see to take the brunt of the work? is it the wrist that seems to complain first? OR does your lower back seem to give out before anything else?

This is your body trying to send you a message about the underlying emotional – mental issues that are unresolved.

When we have any kind of unresolved trauma or drama in our lives, the memory and energy of that fight-or-flight-or-freeze stress remains, stuck in our tissue.  If we don’t do any physical or personal emotional work to release that stress, it will slowly grow with time by accumulating additional instances.  At some point the “pool of stress” will effect the surrounding tissues with enough impact that pain, dis-function and maybe dis-ease will result.  Unresolved it will get louder and louder and until it gets your notice–enough for you to pay attention to it.

Here is the pattern of any chronic issues: it started with a small annoyance, was ignored, it got more frequent, was ignored, it got larger (louder), was maybe superficially treated–but really just ignored, etc…until finally it seems all of a sudden, there is this big issue. and we wonder where it came from.  hmmm….?

So here it is. It hurts. What to do?

There are lots a charts and graphics around (like the link below) that can point you in the general direction.

  • Shoulders = carrying a burden that is too heavy, given to you by your family, the world (right side) or your self(left side).  what and why are you carrying it? what happens if you put part if it down or ask for help? remember that it takes a village?
  • Hips = support in your life, financial(right side) or emotional(left side). what kind of support do you need? must it come from others? or can you support and love yourself? who is not capable of supporting you?
  • Heart = love and connection. where are you disconnected from yourself, your family (given or chosen), community, your maker?  how are you experiencing shame, loss, lack, anger?  who can make you feel loved? how do you connect with yourself and others? what blocks are in the way?
  • the list goes on….

The trick is to do this emotional work ALONG WITH the physical together.  Doing this work from two arenas, emotional and physical, you will create a spreading spiritual effect.  The results are greater; swifter strides towards releasing the agony.

In my clinic, we do this with work with good results.   Reiki, Quantum Touch or general Energy work for the physical side and talking though bubbled up sub-conscious images that the theta state brings for the emotional side.

This is exactly the kind of work that represents the first energy work session I ever had and kept me coming back for more.  It eventually lead to me learning and taking it on as a profession.

It’s great stuff. and body pain tells you where to start the path.

http://www.thelifeisamazing.com/20-sources-pain-body-directly-linked-each-specific-emotional-states/

Reiki for your journey thru cancer

I read this great article about Reiki and Cancer treatment and I have to agree…It’s remarkable.ReikiandCancer

I work with clients in all stages of their cancer journey. Some have worked thru it to be “survivors”  in remission and a couple have given up the fight and passed on, returning Home.  It was and is my honor and privilege to work with them all.

I truly feel that in all cases, Reiki is a great asset in their treatment plan. If you have cancer, Reiki sessions will help

  1. Relax the mind and body as you maneuver through test results and decisions about treatment,
  2. Instill calmness. When out of fight-or-flight, the parasympathetic rest-and-digest systems turn on, facilitating healing and repair.
  3. Treatments and medications are more effective when you are calm and relaxed. This is especially true of pain meds, so fewer and lower doses may be necessary.  It will also reduce side-effects of chemo and radiation.
  4. Connect you spiritually to choices that deeply resonate with you, helping sift through options and make decisions that are yours to make.

Reiki is portable, it can be done anywhere. I have worked with clients in my office, in hospitals, in recovery facilities and in their homes.

Reiki is accepted, it is welcomed every where.  While there may be some curiosity from staff, once I’ve explained who I am and what I’m doing, I’ve been acknowledged and left to complete my sessions with clients in hospitals and facilities.

So if you have cancer in your body or another chronic issue, please do yourself the favor of getting some Reiki. You won’t regret it!

http://www.asbestos.com/blog/2015/05/12/reiki-for-cancer-treatment/

The body’s mediator: fascia

I talk a lot about how fascia is important. It’s where the knotted patterns of our life and life style lay encased in living tissue.   The impact and fascia6remnants of physical injury is in the fascia. Emotions are felt and trauma lies buried in our fascia.  Our energy bodies are attached to our physical bodies via our fascia.  Right after we are a bunch of cells, the first organized tissue is fascia and all other tissue is formed as slips of tissue off the fascia.  It surrounds, holds, support and shields every structure in our bodies. It communicates information faster than our nerves–much faster.  And it provides transportation for fluids, to keep itself and every thing under it’s supervision hydrated and strong.

What’s not to like about fascia?

I ran across this article some time ago, like July 2010 and found it again in a saved folder.

Listening from your Fascia

Energy Work
Which is interesting, since I’m coming to believe that all the energy work I perform with my clients is really just fascia work. Meaning, when I  project energy from my hands or through intention, my target is the connection between the physical body aka fascia to the etheric body, the first level of our energy body.  As physical beings, sometimes we don’t “feel it” until it actually becomes physical.  When the fascia relaxes, the mind can let go and the spirit is relieved.  Which make perfect sense.  With energy work, I’m coming from the spiritual to the physical.  I just didn’t have a clear idea of where that interface took place.  It works something like this:

  • opening the energy field, activating the physical connection to fascia with Reiki, crystals, essential oils and sound, stimulating information about locked patterns from the sub-conscious, voicing – bringing into the conscious-physical level – the mental or emotional injury, releasing it from the body,  restoring light-ness and peace to the aura and physical body.

Bowen Technique
With Bowen Technique, bodywork that targets fascia using acupressure point access, it works in the opposite direction. In a Bowen session there can be lots of prerequisite moves and procedures, but the sequence that results in the “final” pain release also usually triggers emotional and trauma related discharges.  Usually the originating injury happened years ago and the chronic tension pattern had later erupted into pain from a more recent and relatively benign over-stretch or twist.  It’s this old impairment that is let go. With Bowen, it works like this:

  • stretching muscles & tendons, dragging fascia along for the ride, releasing chronic physical patterns & pain,  discharging suppressed emotions and trauma, relieving the heaviness of life burdens from the body.

So I’m observing this wonderful synergy in practice: Energy work and Bowen.

Same work from two different direction.  I see it more clearly and more in-depth with each client.

The fascia is the bridge between…a truly wonderful thing.hands-light

Scientific Studies on Reiki

While most recommendations for Reiki are based on anecdotal stories about how it felt good or eased pain this pain or helped relaxaReikiInHospital6tion and stress release, there are more and more actual scientific studies being done.  It’s been shown that added Reiki therapy can improve outcomes of conventional therapy, including there reduction of pain and faster healing which resulted in less pain medicines and quicker recoveries.

Reiki Really Works: A Groundbreaking Scientific Study

I’ve found that pre-surgery and pre-procedure sessions have helped clients be calmer and more “prepared” for the upcoming “trauma”.  Sessions after, whether in ICU or at home have lessened pain and improved attitudes/outlooks quickening healing processes and progress.  Sessions after chemo and radiation treatments can be a great tools to lessen side-affects.

 

More on Clearing your space

When you are looking to clear your space, Smudging is just one of the techniques that you should thing about. “Your space” is made 15862864_xlup of more than just the “bad energy” and any possible entities lurking in the corners.

Your environment has many components.  Is it cluttered? Are electronics plugged in creating micro-fields of chaotic energy? Are
there emotional sparks and darts flying around?

This is a great lists of things to consider when you desire a cleaner, fresher environment for working, living, relaxing and sleeping. Clearing Non-Beneficial Energy

Periodically examine the spaces where you spend time. This can be once a quarter, at the beginning of each season–if you have four seasons :), or at the solstice and equinox points of the year.  Survey each area for opportunities to clear-out, renew and spruce up.

It will keep your spaces healthy and supportive….and you will be astonished how much healthier and supportive your mind will be as well.

 

 

There’s more to Smudging than meets the nose!

SageBundleI’ve been Smudging for years….my house–inside and out, my property–along perimeter, my office rooms, clients on table, the healing room after big releases, periodically when I just feel like it needs it.  I buy it by the pound 🙂

I always feel that it helps lift “something” out of the space, leaving the room clearer or brighter. It feels refreshed. I’ve always assumed that it’s only spirit that I’m affecting, moving out energy dumps and stray entities that are stuck on edges and corners as a convenient resting place.

Well turns out that Smudging with Sage smoke has been studied.  It has a real, measurable impact on the environment.

Smudging Study Results

I feel vindicated some how.  Even though I knew I was doing the right thing to begin with.  This study is a great confirmation.

 

Body Pain and Emotions

So related to the last post on Bowen and Mental Health.  this article show exactly how/where our emotionsReikiSession effect our bodies, causing pain and discomfort.

Body Pain and Emotional States

Seems like I’m always writing about Bowen.  But Energy work (Reiki, Quantum Touch, Chrystal and Sound healing) can help with all of these issues and can help the issue move from the subconscious to the conscious level where it can be addressed and cleared.

Most of my Energy work session are designed to target current issues in my clients life.  During the session, the brain enters an alpha/theta state of a lucid daydream, where the subconscious connects to the conscious through memories, feelings and visions.  We, the client and I, work together to examine and decipher the information to access root causes for the disturbance causing pain in the body.  It’s amazing work and produces great results.

 

 

Wolves need Energy Work too!

Giving healing energy to animals is a wonderful thing.  They don’t have inhibitions or preconceived ideas about what it is or isn’t.  They sense it, make decisions about whether it is good or right for them and how long they will need it. They soak it up much quicker than adult humans will, due to this lack of judgement and resistance.Energy work for Animals

This link is an excellent story about a Wolf who got some energetic help for a painful neurological disorder.  Energy Work with a Wolf in pain

It’s so encouraging to see this work done on wild animals.

 

I know from my own work with pets, that they take what and how much they need and will ask for more when they need it.  really cool 🙂

 

 

 

10% of our brain energy

One of my favorite quotes about energy and how we use it is by Nobel Prize winner Roger SperryEnergyHead

“Better than 90 percent of the energy output of the brain is used in relating the physical body in its gravitational field. The more mechanically distorted a person is, the less energy available for thinking, metabolism and healing.”
Roger Sperry, PhD.,
Medical Nobel Prize winner for brain research, 1981

I find this number-90%” astonishing! That means that only 10% of the brain is left for thinking, metabolism and healing in the perfect healthy specimen. If any part of the body is compromised or injured, it will chip away at that 10%.

I think of the times when I’ve injured myself beyond the band-aide. When it had to be wrapped, soaked, stitched or immobilized for a period of time. Just the effort of dealing with any ongoing pain definitely compromised my ability to function with any efficiency, not to mention having to do things differently because some limb, joint or section of skin needed to handled differently or couldn’t be used in the same way. I’ve had to rethink the simplest tasks. Things take 10 time longer. I wasn’t thinking about my job, my relationships, my goals and dreams–I was absorbed with thinking about how to take a shower with a cast.

But those injuries are relatively short lived. What about those people that are acutely or chronically ill? Take my example above and multiply the effect.

Where is that 10% now? That 10%, left to handle all the thinking, metabolism, and healing, is now greatly reduced.

I had a teacher that taught me to look for BGOs which stands for “blinding glimpse of the obvious” . This was a BGO for me. Of course! What I observed in my friends and family that are/were largely compromised in some way reflected this very concept:

We only have 10% of our brain power left for everything beyond keeping upright in Earth’s gravity.

It has given me a renewed compassion for anyone that is physically compromised. It doesn’t matter how they got there: genetic, poor choices, ignorance, lack of options or self-inflicted.

They are just doing the best they can with what they have, right now.