Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Energy healing is based on the ancient understanding of our internal body. Both Yoga and Traditional Chinese medicine believe that our "life force" known as Chi or Prana creates energy fields that become unbalanced during emotional or physical disease. Because energy is literally everywhere at all times, our individual energy fields are thus part of an interconnected whole. Therefore, the use of specific intention by one individual can aid in the health and well being of another.
"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security." - Albert Einstein
Many individuals discover healing ability on their own and use their own individual means of directing their intention to heal. Others practice according to schools such as Reiki, Polarity Therapy, Quantum Touch and so on. There has been much progress and acceptance for energetic healing methods from western medicine in the past decade. As George Bernard Shaw once said: "Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything." In the United States, a more common form of energy healing found in many hospitals is Therapeutic Touch, which has now been taught to thousands of nurses across the country. In my personal practice, I use Qigong, Reiki, Seichim, EFT, Polarity Therapy, Tong Ren and other pranic healing methods and other empowerments that I have received from lineages that I’m connected with.
It is part of the cure to wish to be cured – Seneca
The last thing a man will give up is his suffering. (Gurdjieff)
Healers operate in many different ways. For example, they visualize images, effects or symbols, send mental intentions for diseased cells to die, send intentions for cells to revert to their optimum state of health, or simply send loving energy. A common theme is the intention for the well being of the client. Another is focusing on being a conduit for a loving, universal life force. In my own experience and practice, I have found that it is typically more beneficial to avoid words that have negative connotations such as “kill” or “die” and the like. A better choice is “reduce” as this thought can be received as a positive or benefit. A very simple healing intent can be “Restore Health----Reduce Disease.” Thoughts have a powerful effect on physical outcomes that quantum physics is just beginning to understand. "For each illness that doctors cure with medicine, they provoke ten in healthy people by inoculating them with the virus that is a thousand times more powerful than any microbe: the idea that one is ill." - Marcel Proust. Napoleon Hill said it as: “What the mind can conceive and believe, the body can achieve.” In the Bible, God reveals his name to Moses as “I AM” and later when the 10 commandments are given, the 3rd says not to use the Lord’s name in vain. When you have thoughts such as “I AM SICK” or “I AM Depressed”, etc. How can you expect these intentions to have any positive outcome on your well being?
"One act of beneficence, one act of real usefulness, is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world." - Ann Radcliffe
Japanese researcher, Dr. Masaru Emoto discovered that the crystals formed in frozen water reveal physical changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward them. He found that water from clear springs and water that has been exposed to kind loving words show brilliant, complex, beautiful and colorful snowflake patterns. In contrast, polluted water, or water exposed to negative thoughts, form incomplete, asymmetrical patterns with dull unappealing colors. When you consider that the human body is mostly water, you can potentially see the physical connection between our daily thought patterns and our health as well as seeing how the thoughts and intent of a healer can aid in your recovery.
"The good you find in others, is within you as well. The faults you find in others, are your faults as well. After all, to recognize something on your outer world you must have a reference point on your inner world. The world around you is a reflection, a mirror showing you the person you are. To change your world, simply change yourself. See the best in others, and you will be at your best. Give to others, and you give to yourself. Love others, and you will be loved. Seek to understand, and you will be understood. Listen, and your voice will be heard. Teach, and you will learn." ~ Author Unknown
A recent article from the Cleveland Clinic wrote: “An interesting feature of energy healing is that it may be performed over distances of thousands of miles. The "life force" claimed to be transmitted by energy healers does not have the properties of any known form of energy. A comparable practice to energy healing that is used frequently in the West is prayer. A 1996 survey showed that 82 percent of Americans believed in the healing power of prayer. A survey of patients in American Cancer Society support groups for breast cancer found that 88 percent experienced beneficial effects of spiritual and religious practice.” When I do distance healings, I do not have to “send” the energy as this energy is omnipresent, it exists everywhere at all times. I simply manipulate and instruct the available energy that is already where the recipient is located to perform specific healing tasks based on their particular health issues.
"If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of Energy, Frequency, and Vibration" - Dr. Nikola Tesla
Love, Joy & Gratitude,
Sifu Dan Ferrera
Michigan Institute of Qigong Healing & Wellness, LLC