Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Evolution of hands on healers

The Evolution of hands on healers
By Erik Carlson, lmt, rmt

Last June I wrote an article entitled "There are no Reiki Masters", which explains that all Hands on Healing modalities, even Usui Reiki is a constantly evolving process for the practitioner and Reiki Levels are an American illusion.  This month I thought you would like to read about my personal starts in Reiki and why some folks falter or walk away from this wonderful healing practice.

In the Beginning
When anyone first starts channeling hands on healing work (whether it is Reiki or other channeled healing work), beginners feel unsure of themselves and I was no exception.

Many years ago, I quite literally stumbled into my first Reiki class. My limited understanding of Japanese gave me a clue that “Rei” meant spirit and “Ki” meant energy, but at the time I figured it might be similar to Chinese Qigong (or inner energy work) and I was in for a surprise.

Today, Reiki is well known as a form of hands on healing practice. In this country it is taught in a series of attunement levels. After my level one attunement, I was working with healing energy, but as a newbie I was not comfortable. This initial attunement prompted me to question what I was doing with my life, what I was doing for a vocation, challenging a lot of old truths. At this early stage I had thoughts like; “Am I really channeling healing energy?”, “Am I any good at this?” and “I'm not sure if this works”.

Fortunately, my Reiki Master stretched the level I Reiki class instruction over four consecutive Thursday evenings. This gave the entire class time to practice on each other and to get a sense of what Reiki feels like and how the channel feels when we are moving energy. We were also attuned to level one more than once during this four week class. In one of those attunement sessions I saw a symbol in my mind's eye during the attunement. Which for a soon not to be muggle was amazing.

My Master teacher (Deborah O'Brien) also told me of a local Reiki Master who ran monthly Reiki shares in my area. I participated in some of these shares and gained more insights of this energy work. As beginners soon learn, the channel works best when the ego is not involved. This quieting of the monkey mind is very similar to mindful meditation; which is another practice I highly recommend, whether you are a healer or not.

After my level I classes, I spent one summer taking my oldest into Boston for summer art classes at Art Institute of Boston and I spent the mornings at the MFA or in Chinatown and the afternoons at Barnes and Noble reading anything and everything related to Reiki. When I read Diane Stein's book on Reiki I had confirmation of the Cho ku rei symbol I saw in my mind's eye and noticed that she used a form of Qigong breath work when passing attunements.

Distance Healing
A year after my Reiki I attunement, I received mail from my Master teacher for an upcoming Level II class. Deborah believed in putting time between attunements so students can gain from their own experiences and to allow time for the mind/body/spirit to grow and evolve.

The Evolving Channel
Reiki attunements are like healing events and clearing events on multiple levels for the recipient. During an attunement, the body is raised in vibration from the process and it does open the chakras and creates subtle shifts in our belief system. Like kundalini events, meditation, Prana work and Qigong - all of these exercises open up questions about our connection to Spirit, with other people and in walking our true path.

After the Reiki II attunement, my teacher gave us period of meditation on her back porch. During this meditation, I visioned the Reiki symbols and hundreds of other symbols and a view of Kamakura Japan. Even today these new symbols are slowly being revealed to me and are part of a larger healing practice yet to be realized.
My Reiki teacher also recommended to keep a journal of my distant healing practices, because you might not hear from the distant recipient right away (or at all). But, this simple practice over time provided confirmations of what did work for the remote recipients, thereby gaining confidence in the distance channel.

Death as a learning experience
I once received an email from a friend living in another state about a family in distress. Their premature infant was in ICU and barely hanging onto life. That evening I quieted myself and began to distant send Reiki. About four minutes into the sending, my arms begin to vibrate and then flay back and forth. I stopped sending and an inner voice said that the child had passed. I emailed my friend and she confirmed that during the time of my sending the child had crossed.

Not long after this event, I lost a cousin to ALS. My brother and I traveled to be with our other cousins for the funeral. We were some of the first to arrive at the hall, I could already feel the growing distress of the mourners. After my prayers over my cousin's body, I sat down and decided to Reiki the entire group at the funeral hall. I worded my Reiki request carefully, so that those who needed to mourn and release could and allowed spirit to choose who could be connected with the channel. Instead of a mournful viewing and service; happier memories were exchanged and reminisced over. Pain and crying turned into a celebration of his life.

The Evolution continues
The original fears of practice evolved into a joy of offering service to others. It also created a natural curiosity of learning new techniques and holistic tools. My inner evolution has become filled with inner work, and feeling comfortable with energy fields we live in.

Several years passed before I took the Master level of Reiki training. I was close to the end of my engineering career and had been training in sound therapy, Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong (internal energy cultivation) and was looking at alternative career choices. By 2000, my Tai Chi Sifu had given me permission to teach Tai Chi Chuan.

One day I had a business meeting at another Corporate site and showed up early to work out at their fitness center. They also had an aerobics area and I questioned the center's instructor about potential Tai Chi classes. She told me that there was too many classes running concurrently, but she did tell me of a yoga studio in Chelmsford, MA that was looking for a Tai Chi instructor. I made a call to visit this center and the week before the appointment and in a dream; I met the owner and walked through the center. Before the start of the fall season, the center's owner invited me to a faculty party. Again, I met a woman in the dream time a few days before this party. This person was to become my next Reiki teacher who gave me the advanced Reiki training and Master attunement.

When the Student is ready, the teacher appears
My time at this yoga center became a rapid learning experience in mindful meditation, yoga, and other holistic health practices. And my new master teacher ran many Reiki clinics, which allowed her students and other practitioners to exchange information and techniques.
Over the course of several years a new teacher would appear and just as I would investigate another healing modality. In 2003, I met my current Shaman teacher and then met a powerful mindful meditation teacher. In 2005. I took an early retirement package from HP and one of my former Tai Chi students at the center became my boss as he operated an engineering consulting firm. The timing for this job was perfect, because it allowed me a day job and the opportunity to go to massage school to become a therapist.

And the journey continues as teacher, student, healer..... May your journey be filled with synchronicity. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Are you an awakened and evolving being or are you stuck in the muck?

By Erik Carlson

Many folks are stuck and don't even realize it. Some folks are living in a house of cards. A foundation of false expectations and judgments that have been programmed by family, social, and religious expectations; an inner story weaved and shaped by their ego and they are stuck pleasing others rather than finding their own joy...

So, are you an awakened, evolving being or are you stuck in the muck of fear, anxiety, frustration, anger, or sadness?

How can you tell if you are stuck.
Well, what is your daily emotional state before any of your practices, chores or daily routines begins? Are you prone to procrastination or easy distraction? At any moment, how do you feel?

If you find yourself in a blue funk, because you can't make a decision or If you are having bouts of frustration, anger, fear, anxiety, or sadness, then you are acting or reacting to an emotion triggered by your ego.

If you find yourself jumping into anger, judgment, or sadness, then you are probably stuck and it's time to be honest with yourself and ask the following questions:
  • What am I doing that does not support or sabotages my bliss and direction?
  • What am I currently moving towards and what am I currently moving away from?
  • What should I be going forward with that brings me joy and gives me purpose?

Don't worry you are not alone.
I know a few people who, like a lotus flower have gone through a number of rounds of re-awakenings. They were on what they thought was the right path for them; they had purpose and felt like they were doing something that gave them joy and contentment. 
Then, at some point, they lost that feeling. They got stuck in a dead end with their life and found a new direction and higher learning. They began casting off more false truths in the process. Self-realization rarely happens with a single A-HA moment. 
Why? Because self-realization is a moving target. As more and more people awaken they raise the vibration of the realization state for everyone on the planet.

It does take some effort to get beyond the inner questioning and comfort zone of one's own ego. Some think they are realized beings, as they get caught up in the highs they get from kundalini yoga, or Pranayama, or from Tibetan bowl sound baths, shamanic practice or from chanting mantras. But, these higher states can become a false state, a place of escape from your day to day existence.

Maybe the Awakening was overwhelming
This article is not going to focus on the empathic aspects of being an awakened being, but it does and will happen. Many folks who have not had the gift of seeing or hearing spirit guides, stuck souls or entities on the other side, enable this ability in the process of doing their inner work and raising their vibration. I will refer you to “The Reluctant Empath” by Bety Comerford and Steve Wilson. 
I've worked with these two teachers for many years and this new book explains how becoming empathic is truly a gift and not a curse and the work needed to manage your connection as you progress.

Or, maybe a wrong direction
Many folks on this path cannot cope with all the energies from their spiritual work and they attempt to find escapes from their path. They get strung out on drinks or pills. Or they become energy junkies living on the rush from kundalini yoga, Qigong, chanting,....They can't wait to get to the next drumming circle, the next sound healing, the next yoga class, the next card reading, the next Reiki share, the next Qigong class.

But, all of these escapes are just temporary states. Like drugs, they offer a rush, a feeling of euphoria, a false sense of security and they wear off quickly. And your ego begins to question, to wonder what to do next. Even psychics and spiritualists can get caught up and off guard with the high of talking with spirit, but may not be mindful of their inner work towards self-realization. 

Knowing what is your truth and staying mindful is paramount. Mindfulness is a practice of being present and not letting the ego create a story or make assumptions about other people, reminiscing the past or anxious of future events.
Even Richard Alpert (aka Baba Ram Dass) who started experimenting with lsd and other mind altering drugs at Harvard began to experience out of body experiences. He soon realized that this method was not sustainable. His journey eventually connected him to a spiritual teacher who taught him a way to sustain a spiritually high level of living. His created his own process of self-realization. I tried to follow Ram Dass's path in my twenties, but left my own inner development for three decades before the right teachers appeared.

Having it your way – Well maybe
Others have closed ears, not listening to the messages they need to hear. I used to work at Psychic fairs and was intrigued by watching the folks who were looking for miracles. They would go from one reader to the next, looking for a reading that would please them. 

Rather than hear the repeated message they needed to hear, the same message was given from all the other readers and it landed on deaf ears. Not listening to the work that they have to do, they looked blindly for an alternative of something instant, something easy to be done with and move to what they think is their purpose, their bliss.

Ascension is a moving target
As I said earlier, Ascension and self-realization is a continually changing process. The vibration of the earth and the Universe is constantly changing. As more and more people work towards self-realization, the point or level for self-realization for all people also rises in vibration.

There are many vehicles to self-realization, but very few find their way, because they either loose interest or stamina in achieving the goal.

Moving forward
I can only talk about my personal experiences in moving forward.
  • Create and maintain new habits towards inner work

It is much easier to make progress in any area of your life if you can schedule a daily routine of inner work (meditation, mindfulness practices, healing work,....) When you make a practice a regular habit, it will take time away from non productive habits.
  • Limit your television, phone, and computer usage.
Facebook, texting, tweeting, and email can be very distracting and can allow your ego to “play nice” with others and not walking in your truth. I regularly put my phone into airplane mode so I am not distracted from my time. 

If you can't talk from your truth while interacting with others, whether in person or remotely, then you are straying into expectations and judgment and the ego will undermine your progress. Also, there are too many radio and television programs that plug into your judgment/fear points or are just pure escapism. Even today's news is geared towards tweeking one's fears, shock or sadness. And lastly, computer games are also an escape from reality.

  • Start with a regular mindful meditation practice
Mindful meditation is a way to learn how to not react to tugs and pulls of that ego that chattering monkey mind. the external opinions, false truths and judgments. When you can learn to “just be” rather than react. You will begin to see what your real truth is and you will see through the illusions and programming of society, family, and other areas of our physical domain. Eventually you can work at all regular routines mindfully (walking, house work, etc). My favorite mindful practices are tai chi chuan and qigong.
  • Make every activity a mindful practice
If you are making progress in mindful meditation, mindful walking, then bring more mindfulness into everyday work and chores. One task that is a big step toward awakening and staying there is to follow the tenets of Don Miguel Ruiz author of "The four agreements". Following these four agreements will keep you in your own truth and not get pulled into other's perceptions of what is real. His book titled “The Mastery of Love” is also a very good explanation of how we can breakdown our frustrations and false expectations and begin to embrace the common parts of the path we share with our partner. Yoga and Tai Chi Chuan can also become wonderful exercises that can round out a mindfulness practice.
  • Get outside and enjoy some quiet time in nature
I have a walking trail close to me where I can watch the birds and animals of the woods, watch the changing sky reflect on Hart pond, and immerse in the reality of our planet. I also have some quiet places to walk in different woods and mountains near me. From my Shamanic learnings, I can receive wonderful messages from spirit on these walks.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

There Are No Reiki Masters

 By Erik Carlson, lmt, rmt, ietmt

I know the title of this article alone is going to ruffle some feathers for a few folks and a few other folks will be shaking their heads in agreement. I'm sure other points will continue to stir some debate as well.

I started working with hands on healing systems in 1996 and have enough certificates to wall paper a small room, but I believe as do many other hands-on-healers that Reiki like meditation or becoming mindful is an ongoing process of inner learning.1 Any remnants of ego, any lower vibrational emotions like fear, anger, sadness will wreak havoc to the healing work. And mindfulness and higher learning is a moving target, that is, inner work is constantly progressing and higher in vibration as others work towards the same goals. (A rising tide of ascension floats all boats)

Usui Reiki in Japan

In Japan there are no recognized masters within the Usui Reiki school.2 The Japanese are much more humble in their approach to this art as they do with all things in their culture. One Japanese saying is "The nail that stands up gets hammered down". In the Japanese Usui school,there are novices and students of the Usui method. Even the main teacher within the school continues to practice, meditate and teach.

Why are there no Reiki masters in Japan? The answer is quite simple. The process of mastery is through meditation, repeated attunements and working with clients. It is the inner work and refinement of mind and spirit that creates the mastery of a hands on healer. 
The Internal martial arts of China also follow a similar practice of continuous inner work. Becoming a master in any of these practices are usually attained after decades of work and refinement. One of my favorite lectures was given by Tai Chi Chuan Master Jou Tsng Hwa, who at age 91 and after forty years of tai chi practice and refinement admitted to the audience, "I think I'm finally starting to understand Tai Chi". 
Internal martial arts, meditation and hands-on-healing are all internal journeys. Where mastery is always just beyond our reach. Self realization is the same journey.

American Reiki following Takata

In America most people are looking for instant solutions, instant gratification. Initially, Teachers who followed Mrs Takata's method of teaching Reiki would put one to two years in between each attunement. I have to believe that Mrs. Takata divided the work into three levels for U.S. students; beginner, remote healing, and teacher.
My Reiki teacher told her students to keep a journal between each level. Level two wasn't taught to level one students for at least a year. Level two to Master level was another year of practice and journaling. After a few years at level II. I had moved to another location and I met another Usui master who taught me her master level and advanced Usui training. While this teacher did not follow the distancing of attunements; She was trained and offered classes in mindful meditation, yoga, and some shamanic work. 
A direction I also followed, enhancing my inner work and finding a curiosity in all things energetic; Tai chi, Qigong, and Qi healing. I also was curious about other forms or styles of hands-on-healing and took classes in Lightarian Reiki, Shambala, Integrated Energy Therapy and Shamanic hands on healing work.

Discount Store Reiki

In America there are too many weekend instant Reiki seminars that are stamping out so-called healing masters. I know too many teachers who put less than a month or two in between each level. Many other teachers in this fast paced discount store direction do not offer classes or guidance on building intuition, sensing energy patterns, or most importantly inner growth and cultivation.

I used to attend Reiki shares by some of these teachers and rarely found true healing masters at the share. I do know a few truly gifted healing masters. A couple of these gifted healers have never received an attunement. These gifted souls, these true healers are now on a life long journey. A journey on their inner work and a divorce of ego for a search of truth. They continue to follow a mindful life in search of higher truths and living in higher states of vibrational energy. They know their purpose, they follow their bliss and accept the twists and turns that are in their path. A journey of continually aligning with source, remaining mindful, not falling into judgment and recognizing and releasing fear, anger, and sadness.

The Disconnect from Ascension

I've noticed on facebook and at other holistic events a growing number of people who are unhappy, frustrated, and loosing interest in healing work. Some of them feel unfulfilled, unsure of their life's purpose and not sure what to do. Why is this happening? Some are oblivious of the need to do their inner work. Some are not trying to do any inner work.
Rather than discovering and removing the veils of false beliefs and programming, they are caught up in dead ends of inner growth. Some get caught up in ritual and superstition while others get caught up in the latest fad, gimmick, or self improvement technique. There is nothing difficult to finding your truth, it just takes persistence in what does work.

Carolyn Myss has an audio tape from one of her seminar talks in which she let's this group have it.3 Essentially what she said was, “no amount of prayer, psychic readings, saying mantras with your mala beads, writing spells, taking Tibetan bowl baths or playing with stones and crystals are going to find your inner truth, purpose or joy.4

Copyright ©2014 Erik Carlson
1 My first experiments with internal body energy began in 1993 with Sifu Huang Keo Wei teaching me my first Qigong practice. To date, that is 20 years of practice with various Qigong practices and internal martial arts
2 This was discovered by Frank Arjava Petter, his wife, and Lee Rand when they visited the Usui School in Japan. In either the video or subsequent book based on this investigation, it was shown that the process of meditation with Koans by students and practitioners and the repeated re-attunement of all Reiki students at the school was a long term practice.

3 This Carolyn Myss audio CD was around the same time her “Entering the Castle” book was published

4 I do not have the CD of this seminar anymore, so my words are from my memory of her talk and not an actual quotation.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Using Crystals, Minerals, and stones

While I use a lot of hands on healing practices,  I also use crystals, minerals, and stones in my treatments are and with my clients.
Below are a few examples:                               

Clear quartz single terminated crystals
I use clear quartz crystals to clean and  repair auras and to clean and repair chakras.  I  teach  others  how to channel healing energy and intention into the crystal which becomes a focused energy tool.

Black kyanite
Black kyanite cannot hold negativity. If you don't have salt water to clear your crystals,  face your  kyanite towards a window and place the base of your crystal towards the base of the kyanite.   The crystal will clear in  a minute or two.

Apache Tear                                                             
I have clients hold apache tears when they are going through some kind of transition, like leaving a relationship, career change, moving to a new location.

Black Tourmaline
Black Tourmaline is a great stone for removing old programming, false beliefs and assumptions. Putting a piece under a spouse's favorite chair may help to open him/her up to new ideas and clearing old patterns ;)

Chakra Stones
The following stones have been used as layouts for chakra healing. In Polarity therapy, clear crystals are used for clearing and energizing the chakras.

Red Jasper
A good stone for the root chakra to work on survival issues.

Orange Calcite
A good stone for the second chakra to work on relationship issues
A good stone to rest on the third chakra, when working with emotions related to the "will" center.

Heart Stones (Rose Quartz, Pink Rhodochrosite Sodalite,
Rose Quartz is the classic stone in chakra layouts and work on issues of self love and giving and receiving love.

Throat Stones (Aquamarine, Lapis Lazuli and Sodalite)
Aquarmarine is the classic and low cost stone for the throat and working on speaking your truth. 
While Lapis is good for opening the third eye, it is also good for relieving anger, easing the frustration that is causing the anger. If you want to accelerate your psychic abilities Lapis is a good choice. 
While Sodalite will also work as a fifth chakra layout, it is a stone of understanding truth and walking your talk. It's also a good stone for awakening latent talents and creativity.
Third Eye Stones
Amythest is a good stone for third eye clearing and improving your intuition and inner vision. It is a stone that is associated with the Ascended master St. Germaine, because it embodies the crystal's violet flame. Another stone of spiritual healing and spiritual growth.

Crown Chakra Stones
Clear quartz is a good stone for the crown chakra, but it is also general workhorse for any chakra. 

This is just a taste of the energtic world of stones, crystals and minerals.

So what stones do you use in your practice?

What issues or aspirations would you like to work on?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

What does it take to become a Master Healer?

I've been a healing channel for decades. Facilitating healing for another and teaching healing arts and bodywork are my passions.

Many folks consider me a powerful healing channel, a Reiki Master. I call myself a "work in progress". Now being in a state of joy, love and happiness is nice to have, but giving and sending unconditional love to your client is paramount to me. And the most important part of mastering the healing channel is the detachment from one's own inner storyteller (ego) and a detachment from the outcome. If the Ego of the healer is allowed to chatter, then it will shut down the healing channel. Also, in becoming powerful channels, the third leg of the stool, so to speak,  is intention. A shaman's intention on helping members of his/her tribe is 'do or die'.

As a master, I believe it is important to do your own inner work and inner healing, so that you can become a clear channel for others. If you still have judgments, fears, or other emotional baggage, then when you open a channel for healing, the channel will be healing you first and your client gets what is leftover. 
Also I know the Usui Reiki school in Japan does regular re-attunements of their students at all levels of mastery and daily meditations geared towards this inner work. Unless you are the reincarnation of Buddha we all have more inner work to do. With my own students, I also offer meditations and journey work to move into more subtle inner work. And I have my teachers, readings, and meditations to continually work on my own inner stuff.

Most of the real Masters I know are kind, humble, empathic, intuitive and have done a lot of inner work to get to where they are today. And all of them consider themselves "works in progress". Why, because they know the inner work we all need to do is rarely ever completed in a single physical lifetime.

So what do you think it takes to become a Master Healer?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Energy Objects Beyond Basic Chakras

Energy Objects Beyond Basic Chakras
By Erik Carlson
This section goes beyond the concepts on page  Auras Chakras or Quantum Entanglement and takes us to various energetic phenomena in our life illusion. The next talk will get into the chakras (eight through thirteen) and a special connection I call the void. A place of no time and all causality. But, let's talk about energy issues.

Psychic Cords, arrows, and implants
One of our issues on this planet is the energetic interaction we have with other humans, animals, and even entities from the other side. Sometimes we create a cord of energy between two or more people. In some cases it is the love and the want to be near a lover, husband, parent or child. We all have strong energetic connections with our children, especially at a young age. When children are young there is a natural dependency for survival.

But all cords are draining. Sometimes it is an unhealthy cord of dependency or manipulation through thought forms. Psychic cords can drain us of energy and our true power when other folks cord and connect to our energy field.

Psychic Arrows are lower energy forms that are thrown at us out of anger, hate, envy, or blame. The concept of the evil eye, or curses, and chronically directed anger or hate upon another is like thrusting spears and arrows into another person. Cords typically tend to be located in the lower three to four main chakras. Psychic arrows tend to be thrown into the back, neck, and shoulders.

Negative energy is very powerful and words spoken in anger create huge ripples and reflections in the continuum. As an example, one time I was stopped at a traffic light and a woman parked across the street was screaming into her phone. Her anger and hatred was so vile, that it felt like
someone was kicking me in the chest. And this energy wasn't even directed toward me. Yuck.

Sensing and releasing cords
For some, it is as easy as brushing their hand in front of their chakras to sense the presence of cords. You hand will seem heavier, like moving through molasses or a thick liquid. Some will use a method of dowsing (See chapter on Divination techniques) to locate cords. A large turkey feather is also a good tool for sensing cords in the auric field. You will notice a change in resistance as you slowly bush over a cord.

Removing cords
Cords can be broken by slicing them with a sword or crystal, but they may easily be re-attached if the auric field is not closed at these breaks. It's like pulling a plug out of power socket and not sealing the socket. This dangling cord just jumps back on, because the other end is still active..
My preferred technique in removing cords is to grasp the cord with one hand, pull the cord out and then pull the other end of the cord to detach it from the sender's end. Then set the intention that one corner of a room is a burning ground and then throw the cord into a burning ground to transform the energy. Then taking my hand(s) I envision a ball of gold light forming in my palm(s) which I then insert at the point where the cord was removed, sealing the break in the auric field.
Another technique of removing cords is to pull the cord out of the field and then polish the end of the cord with the other hand. The Qi/Prana from the palm of the hand will seal the open end of the cord. Then envision a ball of gold light forming in the palm(s) and insert the light at the point where the cord was removed, sealing the break in the auric field.

Energetic Implants are a bit different from psychic cords, arrows, or spears. Like cords they are planted by another person. However, they can be used to keep track of the recipient. A relationship implant is like a beacon or remote camera1 . This type of implant can reside near the sacral chakra. When we get into a close relationship with another, it is not uncommon for an implant to get attached with the woman in the relationship. If the relationship breaks off and the male starts thinking about the woman it is not uncommon for the beacon to go off on the woman and then the woman will start wondering what has happened to the X-relation, second-guessing or blaming herself for the breakup.
This kind of implant is created unconsciously, but it can be an energy drain on those with the implant. The intentional implant is a bit more sinister, because it is a method of trying to control another and we are all supposed to operate from a place of free will. In this case, the implant can act as a remote viewer for the person who created the implant.

There are polarity techniques2 and shamanic practices that can help remove the implants and this kind of beacon. I've removed implants of both kinds and usually the intentional implants have a karmic payback to the planter when they are removed. Just remember you reap what you sow and usually payback is ten times stronger than the original act.

Chakras 8 through 13 and our connection to the void
I've read a couple of titles that talk about chakras beyond the first seven. Most of us have enough troubles with our own inner work to manage the first seven, but meditation and inner work helps us accept and work through our fears and doubts.

Further, there is a lot of hype of the 2012 shift, and some talking about the twelve chakras relating to twelve strand DNA. Another author talking about 64 chakras and a number of authors talking about twelve or thirteen. While DNA is a building block of our physical body, recent science studies have found that DNA are controlled by still smaller molecular structures within the cells. When cells divide, they break the DNA into two strands so copies can be made from the substrands to create the new cell. Does that mean we need 24 chakras.I don't think so. I do believe that the next few chakras connect us with Divine love (sometimes called Christ consciousness), Divine truth (sometimes called Buddha consciousness, Essences of the Divine mother and a place I call the void, which we'll get to in the next page.

1The RYSE book by Nancy Risley calls them Beacons, but in the world of Shamans they can be implanted on either men or women and they can be used as a remote viewer as well as a beacon.
2Polarity Therapy was developed by Dr. Stone and uses techniques to clear energy blockages and re-balance the body's energy system.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Subtle Energy, Quantum physics and Healing

Subtle Energy, Quantum physics and Healing

Before I give you my take on the physical illusion we live in and the sentient world mesh that we interact within, I'd like to share some of my paranormal experiences that has brought me to my current concepts.

My first paranormal experiences - dreams
I first noticed my ability in prescient dreams since about age ten. My dream times have been my guide posts in setting direction in my life and I have no regrets for the decisions that I've take in the last four decades. In the process of working with subtle energy through Qigong, Pranayama,
meditation, and hands on healing work; my ability to see and sense aura and chakra fields became useable. My Shaman training with Steve Wilson and other shaman teachers, heightened that ability to perceive other subtle energies and entities that most people are unaware of. Since 2002, my life has been like the lyrics of the rock tune, "What a wild space trip it's been".

Prescient Dreams - glimpses of the future
The first intense dream that I can remember was when I was very sick with a high fever. I heard mumbling and found myself surrounded by these little two and half foot tall characters chattering away at me. I got out of bed and told my mother to get rid of the little warriors and she told me that you've broken the fever and you'll be fine now, and put me back to bed. Decades later, a dear friend and Peruvian shaman practitioner told me they were probably the winged warriors of South American healing.  I was surprised, because when she described them we had a match.

A Dream that changed my life
The most important prescient dream in my life was in August of 2001. My engineering group had been reviewing and analyzing the Hong Kong jockey club's gaming software, because they had experienced a couple of system crashes during the previous winter race season. I was going to present our findings to their development team. This was also a time when my oldest daughter had completed her sophomore year at School of Visual Art and I wanted to spend some family time together, because I knew she would leave the nest as soon as she finished college.

My supervisor came to me and said, "S.L. wants you to fly out to Hong Kong on the 25th, so you can be there and watch the race system in operation. You can fly back over the labor day weekend".  Well, I was not happy with this. I told my supervisor, "John, I won't have many opportunities to have the whole family together and Kristin will be entering her Junior year at SVA this fall.  We were planning to do some camping that weekend, see if you can negotiate with S.L. for me to fly out September, the week after labor day. I'll check with Peggy for possible flights".

Sure enough there was an early Boston flight for Hong Kong on 9/11. Later that evening I went into a prescient dream. I could hear the wind moving through a hemlock grove and I recognized the woods that was near my grandparents' home. Then I found myself flying above their house and then over the cemetery we're they were buried and then everything went black. A lone powerful voice from this void said,"Don't change this!"

The next morning, John said, "S.L. really wants you on the original dates in Hong Kong, because that Wednesday is their first race day of their winter season". I said to John, "Fine, we won't change our original schedule."  Had I changed flights, I would have been on the second plane that hit the towers.

9/11 and the dream that saved me was a pivotal time in my life. It was a time to re-access my work life, my spiritual journey, and in helping others find their way. Other prescient dreams throughout my life were much more pleasant. I foresaw my promotion to an engineering position before it happened. I knew of my brother's twins before they announced their pregnancy. I met the owner of Shakti yoga center in my dream time; a week before I interviewed with her to teach Tai Chi Chuan at her business. I met my Usui Reiki master in the dream time a week before I met her in person. And, I've made some profitable career decisions based on my dreams.

A Theory of our current reality
 My theory on our current reality is that we are living in a multidimensional framework, a continuum of energy that is infinite in size both in the very large and the very small. While some have coined the “Matrix3” as the name for this reality in recent times, I call it a Sentient, Multidimensional Continuum (SMC). Like a complicated woven fabric, every energy and particle of matter is connected to each other due to their interaction. Not unlike the quantum effects of the very small, this continuum has strange entanglements in our larger day to day living environment. The environment is effected by our emotions and conscious and subconscious intentions.

Further, it operates in multiple streams of time. In our framework of relativity, we are living in one time line on a planet that is part of a galaxy that is moving about half a million miles an hour through the Universe and at this point our scientists have no clue how fast our Universe is moving in respect to the other Universes in this grand paradigm.

However, from a metaphysical standpoint, we are not limited to the 'here and now' and living in just one location. At some point I'll have to focus on us and the other relatively unseen entities that move about in this continuum and how we can master our working with our own energy and the energy within the continuum.

The Continuum is dynamic and intelligent, that is, our thoughts can alter others' emotions and other physical beings and objects within the construct. And our projected emotional energy can reverberate in this medium like ripples in a pond, albeit a multidimensional ripple. Lastly, projected loving kindness and offering unconditional love to others raises the consciousness of the planet (a rising tide floats all boats).

This continuum also provides us a connection to the Creator, because the continuum's intelligence is one and the same.  While our physical bodies are made of elements of destroyed stars and planets. So to, we are a part of the creator's energy, the energy that pervades through us and gives us context for our everyday world. It is not tied to a concept of conventional scientific time, but we view it in the 'here and now' of our daily life. It is a matrix of energy that includes our placement on the earth, at, on top of, or within other material structures made of energy. And like the Universe, our own body is a microcosm of chemicals, cells and molecules and we are allowed to form thoughts. Now, how a thought is created is just as mysterious to modern science as is how the Universe works, but our ability to create thoughts is because we are a part of this sentient multidimensional continuum.  So, I believe there are multiple probability lines of time, that we can tap into.

Dogma shaping belief
As a hands-on-healer, I've had many different types of people on my healing table and many times my paranormal ability allows me to see other entities in the same room. A couple of  times I've worked with devoted Catholics on my table and witnessed Jesus walk into the healing. Another time one of my Hindu friends was on the table and Krishna and Ganesha walked into the healing. Another client, who was shaman practitioner, got on the table and I began to see Native American animal totems (eagle, owl) walk in on the healing work. Their own beliefs where bringing in their concept of the Divine into their healing. While our social, parental, or religious programming can change the image we have of the Divine, it is still the same sentient energy of the Universe that is watching our growth and development.