What the Heck is Healing Energy Anyway?

How Can Energy Healing Improve My Health?

I had just ended  the battle of one of the most traumatic events of my life: my husband’s cancer diagnosis.

On the surface things were going well. My husband had gotten his clean bill of health. I was so inspired by how important diet was in his healing that I just started my Integrative Health Coaching Program at Institute of Integrative Nutrition. It was spring. Life was promising to look up.Yet below the surface I was a wreck.

My emotional walls were far more superior than any wall Trump could ever build.

But mostly……I was exhausted. And I didn’t understand why.

I ate well. Took appropriate supplements. Exercised adequately.

Yet here I was, face to face with a bubbly colon hydro therapist who was all too ready to insert a tube into my rectum.

Yep. I was sure that my exhaustion was due to the fact that my body was still too full of toxins despite my diligent efforts in elimination diets, green drinks, and cleansing herbs.

Yet after a couple colonics……I was still exhausted. Angry. Confused. Frustrated.

And to make things worse I was experiencing severe panic attacks. At a follow up appointment with the colon hydro therapist I asked her if there was any correlation between my recent colonic procedures and my terrible panic attacks.

“Of course,” she replied, “We store our unprocessed emotions in our physical body, especially our colon. When we clean our physical body it usually affects our emotional body. I also offer Reiki sessions to help with that if you are interested?”

Reiki? What the hell was that? Any how could it possibly help me? What is energy?

Energy, in an unscientific definition, is everything. Let’s go back to science class. In science we learned that everything is comprised of atoms. Protons, neutrons, electrons………don’t fall asleep yet. And that’s all well and good. But the space between the particles, and the force exerted on these particles is……..you guessed it………ENERGY.

Okay April……be more specific.

Sure! You know that feeling that you get when you walk into a room after someone has been fighting? The exhaustion that you get when you’re around a high strung person for too long? That high after you’ve spent an afternoon doing your favorite activity? Those “feels” are energy that you are feeling.

How does energy affect my health and happiness?

Whew! Great question. Since energy is everything, and our physical bodies are included in that category, our organ systems and structure is affected by energy positively and negatively.

Right now….think of something that you absolutely LOVE. Your children……pretty flowers………your morning cup of coffee. Take a minute and sit with that feeling. FEEL how that feels. Notice your breathing and how your body feels when you think of something you love. It usually feels warm and expansive.

Now….think of something that scares the crap out of you. Spiders…..public speaking…….flying. Take a minute and sit with it. Notice your breathing and how your body feels. Your breathing might become shallow. Your chest might feel tight.

See how those “feels” can affect your physical body?

Okay….but how can someone “heal” my energy?

An energy healer is trained to feel this energy and balance it. Energy healers are usually sensitive people innately (avoids large clouds, likes alone time, upset easily by traumatic sights/events, emotional, etc) but through training and often their own personal struggles are able to sense energy and shift it for physical and emotional benefits.

So then what is Reiki?

Most Native tribes and communities had their medicine man or woman that performed their specific energy healing modality. Reiki is the traditional Japanese energy healing modality. Reiki just happens to be the most common structure taught in the west but Shamanism, Native Energy Work, etc. are all basically the same thing with different structure.

What are the benefits of Energy Healing?

The benefits of energy healing are too numerous to count. It can help in dealing with stress, supporting the body’s natural healing processes, and processing underlying emotional issues. It’s a great healer of the soul. (We are mind, body, and soul.) What’s great about energy healing is that it’s very gentle and can only help, not hurt. For me, Reiki was a life changer. I carried so much emotional garbage from years of low self esteem, negative thinking, and limiting beliefs about who I was and what I was capable of.

That coupled with the immense fear and subsequent post traumatic stress of my 30 year old husband having cancer proved to be too much for my body to handle, hence the panic attacks, exhaustion, anger, confusion, and frustration.

After a few months of Reiki sessions my life quickly began to change. I had much more mental clarity about who I was and what my purpose was here. I quit a job that was killing me. I put my house up for sale. I stopped being so serious and started enjoying my life again. I stopped berating myself for not being “good enough.” I had much more energy to do the things in life that I actually wanted to do.I finally felt like MY LIFE, and all of the glory that comes with it, HAD FINALLY BEGUN.

When I work with clients in my Integrative Health Coaching program, we hash out areas such as nutrition, career, physical activity, and relationships just to name a few. We remove the road blocks that are getting in the way of their health and happiness. After receiving Reiki sessions for about a year and reaping it’s benefits I was inspired to integrate Reiki into my healing practice here at Wellness N Soul to help clients break through these barriers at a much deeper level.

I want my clients to achieve all of the health and happiness available to them.I want them to get the life that they’ve always wanted!

After my experience with the benefits of Reiki, I just knew that it was something that I HAD to share with others!

So……….just a couple weeks ago I received my Reiki Level 2 training and am looking for people to practice on!!! These will be free sessions just so that I can more develop my skills. A session involves lying on a massage table while I sense and balance your energy for optimal health and happiness. They are very relaxing and eye opening and I’m excited to share my new tool with you all!Please contact me to schedule a FREE Reiki session soon!

Have a happy, healthy day,


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