Healing modalities as a tool

We’re talking here about stuff like working with crystals, reiki, tarot, angels and angelcards, yoga practice, sacred geometry – the list goes on. Because there’s a buzz going on on the internet about an A to Z list of New Age practices to avoid, which that well known angel specialist Doreen Virtue published lately and which produced a storm of reactions on Youtube by people working with the healing modalities. This triggered a discussion, which is a good thing in itself, and I’m trying to bring a contribution to that discussion.

Healing modalities are tools to get in touch with the deeper side of life. To get healed, to find peace, balance, clarity, mastery over situations, develop compassion, insight, promote creativity and zest for life, for example. We ourselves need to develop the discernment that something works for us, that is, do we benefit from it or not. This differs for everyone and at various stages of our life. What works for us today may be different in a later period. Thus we navigate through life, grow, evolve.

Healing modalities are there, not to identify with as the thing itself, as the ultimate goal, but as a means to get there. Where? To our own soul and the way we evolve to higher and higher levels, with more and more of our talents and gifts on line, in order to be that, to express that, to work with and to bring it into the field of Gaia (=earth). To promote balance, peace, wellbeing, love, health, justice and any other beautiful quality on earth. For humanity as a species that is. Or just for ourselves to begin with and that is great too. That is already a big contribution. Our society needs balanced people, healthy people, joyous people, compassionate people, creative people, intelligent 🤓 people.

So when I say healing modalities, not as the ultimate goal but as a means, then maybe that A to Z list by Doreen Virtue is meant as that. I hope so, because using terminology like ‘they are the tools of the devil’ throws us back into an old, old groove. The type of thinking that led to the witch hunts in the Middle Ages. I guess we are talking about an attempt here to evolve higher and leave behind old belief systems, that keep us stuck in an old groove. Modern vocabulary would be ‘the collapsing of old timelines’, meaning the old grooves disappear, which is great, space for the new to emerge. To me that says it very well. The collapsing of old timelines.

Perhaps one could say the Doreen Virtue issue works like a homeopathic remedy, because now a lot of light workers who use the healing modalities raise their voice to correct some of the misjudgments, if you like. And that is an old issue which went on for ages……the clashing of Paganism and Christianity.

Paganism and Christianity don’t have to bite each other. They can go very well together, hand in hand. I’ve seen a nice blend of it in a Youtube video – https://youtu.be/FVwAG3QpcAE – a woman working with crystals in a relaxation, attuning the chakra’s with them, using white sage to clear the energy and saying a little Christian prayer 🙏. No problem there.

Much love everyone

Madonna Light Knight

This image came out after a few days of blending drawings and pictures and being carried away by mesmerizing colors in my newly downloaded photoshop app.

Why a light warrior?
It’s an image of a feminine archetype of knighthood.
Whenever I hesitate or am overwhelmed, or intimidated, I can think of this aspect of my being, different from the feminine role models seen in many magazines.

It has a Zoroastrian feel about it. Little is known of it.

Quoting from a manual dedicated to Hazrat Inayat Khan who, in the early part of this century signaled a breakthrough of planetary consciousness:

‘Now, let us go into the consciousness of Zoroaster. He is a very powerful cosmic archetype of a man, accompanied by armies of angels conducting a ruthless battle against evil, conscious of the whole meaning of life on the planet and anywhere in the universe where there is a great battle. He has an air of victory about him because he represents the forces of light. Parcival is like Zoroaster, as they both belong to the knighthood of the planet. He sees that the purpose is to purify the earth, to respect the dignity of the bodies of all the archangels: the body of the archangel of water, the body of the archangel of the earth, the air, the atmosphere around the planet, which is the body of the archangel of air, the plants, the animals, the cells in the body of the archangel of animals; everywhere there are beings. Today he is combatting against the rape of the planet by pollution – sound pollution, the pollution in minds – to restore the universe to it’s primeval dignity. These are his very words: “to become an instrument of the transfiguration of the world”. One has to be conscious of transmuting matter into spirit in one’s own flesh.’ Pir Villayat Khan in ‘The Message Magazine’.

And so this is a feminine archetype of knighthood.


Scroll down for the translation in English

“De aarde is zo vriendelijk om onze spanningen en onzuiverheden te absorberen en te regenereren.”
Een zinnetje wat geregeld terugkomt tijdens de yogales als we met de grondoefeningen bezig zijn.
Ook tijdens de yin yoga houdingen kun je dit naar believen laten gebeuren.
Omdat je een tijdje in zo’n houding kunt verblijven, kun je op je gemak volgen wat er gebeurd. Als er bijvoorbeeld een ophoping van energie of spanningen in de onderrug is, vloeit dit af naar de aarde.
Door je er aandacht er op te laten schijnen kun je dat nog versterken.
Op de uitademing voel je de spanning wegstromen.

Er bestaat een verhaal dat in vroegere tijden, nadat een man terugkwam van de jacht en het lichaam enorme inspanningen had verricht, hij een half uur plat op zijn rug op de grond ging liggen om het lichaam weer te herstellen en te harmoniseren aan de energie van de aarde.
Stel je voor, de aarde is een enorme magneet met een magnetisch veld waar jij deel van bent en zij regenereert en geeft tegelijkertijd. Zuigt de spanningen bij je weg. Voedt de cellen van je lichaam met het magnetisme van de aarde.

Tot mijn grote verbazing heb ik mijn vriend, die nooit yoga doet en volop in het werkende leven staat, dit spontaan een keer zien toepassen tijdens onze vakantie. We hadden een flinke rit gemaakt door Frankrijk, hij was de chaufeur. Uiteindelijk kwamen we op de camping van onze keuze uit het campingboekje en hij parkeerde de camper op een plekje naast een goed onderhouden, sappig grasveldje. Hij was zo doorgesjeesd van de rit, dat hij, nadat hij de motor had afgezet, de deur van de auto open gooide, uit de auto sprong, plat op zijn rug op het grasveldje ging liggen en daar een half uur bleef liggen.
Daarna ging het weer.



“The earth is kind enough to absorb our stress and impurities and regenerate.”
A phrase which regularly comes back during the yoga class when we are doing the floor exercises.
Also during the yin yoga poses you can let this happen.
Because you are in a posture that you can hold on for a while, you can be at ease to follow what happens. If there is an accumulation of energy, or tension in the lower back for example, it flows into to the earth.
Shining your attention on this enhances the process.
On the exhale, feel the tension drain away.

There is a story from earlier times, how when a man came back from hunting and the body had done enormous efforts, for half an hour he’d be flat down on his back on the ground to recover the body again and regenerate and harmonize the energy with the energy of the earth.
She absorbs and gives at the same time.
Imagine, the earth is a giant magnet with a magnetic field of which you are a part. Sucks the tension away. Nourishes the cells of your body with the magnetism of the earth.

To my great surprise, I saw my friend, who never does yoga and is in full working life, apply this spontaneously during our vacation once. We had made a long drive in France, he was the chauffeur. Finally we arrived at the campsite of our choice from the camp booklet and he parked the camper on a spot next to a well-kept, lush lawn. He was so exhausted by the ride, that he dropped off the engine, opened the door of the car, jumped out, lay flat on the lawn on his back and lay there for half an hour.
Then he was ok again.

Thanks to the earth for recycling our polluted magnetism.

Thanks to my daughter for making the shavasana pic and thanks Lars for modeling on it.