What happens during an energy healing session?
During a healing session, we will talk about various issues that you bring up from your life situation.
As I listen to you, I bring all of my skills of counseling, extrasensory perception, and trauma resolution to the evaluation process so that the complexity of your being is fully received.
After we’ve had time to explore your issues together, I will then, from a place of deep connection, choose to support the work with a hands on energy healing. I will invite you to lie down on my massage table, or at home if it is a distance session. (if so, we hang up the phone or end the skype session, and talk after the healing is completed).
I then transmit a healing through a laying on of hands. This allows a powerful shift to occur within you through the principle of resonance. The energy initiates a new level of consciousness, so that old patters of relating or being can shift rapidly. Since reality is holographic, we are affecting many levels at once.
What should I expect after a healing session?
After the session, you can feel energized or sleepy, depending on how your body receives the energy. Very often clients will report a sense of well being, a change in symptoms or interesting dreams that speak to the resolution of issues. These changes are a result of a fundamental transformation of consciousness that is initiated between the healer, the client and the divine. Any healing work that does not include this process of transformation, will ultimately not last. I believe all healing is a gateway for deep awakening to the true nature of one’s innermost self.
What is the “subtle body”, often called the aura?
The subtle body or aura, is the vehicle of connection between the world of form and the world of spirit.
Everything that is in form is surrounded and interpenetrated by energy. Healers of all traditions, who have for have cultivated the ability to perceive the Human energy field or aura, agree that it is like a subtle record or repository for all of our experiences. Although different traditions use different names for the levels of aura, in general there is a level related to your physical, emotional, mental, causal and spiritual experience. These levels can be seen, and are either bright, clear, and unblocked, or cloudy, dark and blocked. Wherever there are blocks in energy, physical effects can be felt in the body. These blocks can pre-figure disease, or show where disease is already present in the system. In addition, a healer can read emotions and events from your past in the aura. Energy healing unblocks these areas creating more flow and good health often follows.
In addition, the 7 major centers of energy, called chakras in the Eastern system, are like the transformer stations for energy in the body. Each center is related to organs, the elements, and specific parts of the body. Energy healing clears, restores and repairs the functioning of the chakra, which allows for more life force to flow through the entire system.
What is Kabbalah?
Kabbalah is the most commonly used term for the esoteric and mystical teachings of Judaism. The word Kabbalah itself means “to receive,” to receive the knowledge and wisdom of the tradition. The wisdom of the Kabbalah is vast and requires a lifetime of study. Its teachings cover the origin, structure and evolution of the universe. It addresses questions regarding aspects of human nature, the origins of good and evil, and the nature of suffering.
Jewish mysticism and the teachings of Kabbalah have long been secret, meant for only a select group of religious Jewish men who were over 40 years old, were married, and had studied the Torah and the Talmud (Jewish Law and commentary). Kabbalstic teachings were transmitted orally from master to disciple, however when the temple in Jerusalem was destroyed, the great rabbi-sages started to write them down so that they wouldn’t be lost forever. There is no one book called “The Kabbalah.” There are many manuscripts of individual Rabbi’s interpretations of the basic principles. The Sefer Yetzirah, (The Book of Creation), one of the oldest Kabbalistic texts was said to be attributed to the Patriarch Abraham. Other important texts date from the fertile period between the 12 and 16 centuries in Europe. Today many of these teachings have become popularized and are available in English to the public.
What would I get out of studying Kabbalah?
The aim of Kabbalah is to transform one’s consciousness so that there is sustained contact with the divine. That is no short order!
The Kabbalah offers a systemized view of levels of consciousness and teaches how to integrate and live an awakened life at each level. Like any spiritual path, there are no easy fixes. Meditation is the practice of concentrating one’s mind for the purpose of gaining self-awareness, exploring the true nature of reality, and having direct experiences of the spiritual nature of existence.
Our essential nature is multi-dimensional and connected to everything, but we are trained from a very early age to disconnect, to live on the surface and to believe our reactivity rather than to search for the root causes of our states.
One who works with the Kabbalistic tradition participates in giving back to creation/life in the following way:
We receive God’s light through practice, we open to the fullness of each level of experience and we embody that fullness in the flow of our life. The more we can do that, the more our soul develops. The more our soul develops, the more we become better parents, teachers, students, employees, and human beings. We become creative channels for that energy and give back to the world constructively, non-egoically and with an awareness of the unity of all of creation.
How difficult is it to learn and practice?
The beginner practitioner and the advanced practitioner have the same aim: to prepare the heart for the influx of the divine consciousness. This is somewhat akin to the wave of the ocean hollowing out a niche in a rock: it is the ocean (God or the Divine) itself that prepares the vessel to be worthy. We show up and start the dialogue -by longing for this connection. The universe is actually structured to respond.
Divine light or awareness is intelligent and knows exactly what we need. What any practice does is establish the regular time and commitment to open to that intelligence and light. Our bodies, minds and psyches have to be prepared to receive the response. This happens in increments with daily attention. So like any other practice, one gets out of it what one puts into it. Ultimately we experience a greater sense of peacefulness, awareness, centeredness and connection.
What is the Tree of Life?
The Tree of Life is the main symbol of the Kabbalistic view of creation. It shows reality to be a ladder of divine attributes, that are like vessels containing God’s light. To understand and study the Tree of Life is to be transformed by it. It consists of 10 Sephirot. The sephirot are divine emanations: living qualities or attributes that makeup every created thing. Like the study of DNA on the microcosmic side, or the planetary systems on the macrocosmic side, the Tree of Life teaches us about the basic relational building blocks of energy/light that form our being and our world. It is a template of our relationship with the earth, the cosmos and each other.
As well as providing a spiritual experience, can I use this for self-healing?
The practice is always self-healing in the broadest sense of the word – coming into more wholeness as we understand our struggles. The Tree of Life is a model of how to look at the polarities in our lives and reach a place of synthesis or harmony. Further studies of the Tree of Life, emphasize different aspects of personal healing and spiritual attainment. The Tree can be used for meditation and contemplation, which is ultimately self-healing.
How do you use the Kabbalah?
My understanding of Kabbalah comes from practice and constant study.
I work with the Tree of Life daily, as a Kabbalistic healer, embodying the attributes of the Tree to help people heal on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. Even still, I feel like I am constantly learning and receiving new understandings.
The most rewarding result of studying Kabbalah is that the more one opens, the more one receives knowledge, wisdom and understanding directly from one’s own experience. This is a tangible experience: first as the flow of energy and light into blocked areas of my being, and then as changed experience in the physical world. Kabbalah is like a big cosmic map through which I understand the workings of the universe.