Today my artist date involved making some art - my inner artist wanted a toy vacuum cleaner picture and not one like any toy vacuum I've ever seen... so of course I let her draw it herself. Her interest ran out when it came to colouring in.
I won't be on my computer much for the next few days - I'll still be doing my morning pages etc. I'll catch up with you all when I'm back on line next week.
This section is about healing - if you don't believe / use healing just skip the rest of this posting please!
This morning I woke up from a dream where I'd been doing some healing knowing I needed to tell the person I was healing to:
Stay out of other people's minds
Now I don't know who I was working on in my sleep... but I'm pretty sure its someone who reads my blog!
I'd send this in an email if I knew who it was for, as it is I'll have to broadcast it rather wider than I would normally.
To make it more broadly useful I thought it might be helpful to swap ideas for how to cleanse and stay well-grounded in reality, in one's own body. I'd love to hear your suggestions in the comments. Being well-grounded is useful to all of us whether we send healing or not.
Here are some things I do:
- Salt water baths - both cleansing and protective
- Walking barefoot
- When washing in the morning, doing so with the intention of cleansing myself of all the night's processing of emotions
- Doing a yoga forward bend and visualising the energy flows as I do it
- Cleaning crystals, especially those used for protection
I have, in the past, had to defend myself from well-meant but inappropriate Reiki energy sent to me without either conscious or energy permission being given. I'm a Reiki master so I do know what this feels like. (Although a Reiki & Seichem master I am not attuning others at the moment; that is something I currently do not have energy permission to do.)
I know some Reiki masters say its okay to send to anyone - this is not so - you only need to know how to check to find this out.
Not every energy system gives permission when asked; sometimes this is temporary and at other times permanent. Respect this.
And if your Reiki master cannot tell you how to check for energy permission ask for your money back! (And follow the link I give at the end.)
When you are sending you are opening a stream from the healing source that passes through you and to the other person. This is an invitation for energy to flow. There are several things that can happen.
- It can all go smoothly and wonderfully and this is what normally happens.
- Nothing flows at all. This can be disappointing but is usually safe.
- The other person can send you energy back - this too can be wonderful but may not be. Be careful what you accept.
- Some people's energy systems are too eager and will grab more from you than you are anticipating. If this happens to you - cut the connection as quickly as possible. Then cleanse and ground.
And the reason they need to stay out of other people's minds is because they are too empathic; they need more distance, more detachment and will actually be able to give more with that detachment in place. Hence the advice to get grounded in one's own body.
If you've been sending healing and are feeling totally drained then you need to cleanse and ground and not send to that person again.
The problems are rarely mentioned because they are relatively rare and New Age gurus are rather inclined to only talk about the good side... but ignoring the dark doesn't make it go away... and can leave you not knowing what to do when it happens... most masters do talk about protection and this is one of the things you are attempting to protect from.
If you are frightened by any of this then heal yourself rather than sending to others - its just as much a gift to the world! (Your own energy system will appreciate it if you check for energy permission before self-healing and it is good practice.)
As I mentioned I do send healing when I'm in dream, but I've also noticed that even then I check for permission.
I check for energy permission by first self-cleansing, getting balanced and then using kinesiology self-test. I learnt this when studying Health Kinesiology. You can learn a similar method on these webpages by Machaelle Small Wright of Perelandra essences.
And in the past I gave these methods for improving balance and reducing stress.
So given all this talk about cleansing...
What would you use all those nozzles for?
See you all soon!