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

Why working with the celestial counterpart in the countenance makes sense and the relatedness to a yoga practice that promotes healing and relaxation too

Those of you who practice yoga are familiar with shavasana. The long relaxation pose after a yoga session where you lay flat on the ground on your back, with your arms alongside the body, palms of the hands opened. Take care to be on a mat that isolates the cold from the floor and be under a blanket to stay warm. You lift up the head to check if the body makes a strait line and then when you lay down the head, the neck muscles have been stretched a bit by this movement and you now relax by resting the head on the floor. That helps to get out of mentall stress that cramp these muscles. The fact that you lay down on the floor helps to feel the contact with the floor, that supports the letting go of tension in the body. You now don’t have to do anything and we stay awake by observing what happens. In case you fall asleep, that’s a good sign you surrender. Your body is catching up for the resting it needs in that case. On every out breath you let go of tensions. The focus on the body is an overall one. The breath quietens and comes deeper into the belly.

What now follows is an endeavear to explain the relatedness of this yoga practice to the sufi practice where you feel, have in focus the countance of our celestial counterpart.
In shavasana one can turn within to the vidiacasia, laying down in shavasana – often an easier way to stay relaxed than sitting in a meditation pose for westerners, who are used to being active and always on the run out of fear for this emptyness, stillness, out of fear of death realy, which is the same thing – forgive me the spelling – vidiacacia, the sanskrit for ’empty space’. In sufism that would relate to the ether breath. A breathing practice, breathing quietly in and out through the nose, atuning to ether.

Vidia = empty, in French ‘vide’.

Casia= something that contains a space, English: ‘case’ ( like a suitcase ) or, similar sound, ‘casa’ in Spanish = house, a house is also a form that contains a space. So what is it all that is housed in our head? Hence the suggestion to empty it.

When we lay down in shavasana, we move the muscles of our face by making all sorts of grimaces, that way we feel and warm these facial muscles and then relax them again, watch the face smoothe out. You will notice how this continues to go on with the muscles around the head and neck, they soften too, smooth out. These muscles are connected to each other. Now here it comes, notice how the whole body relaxes, when the muscles of the face and around the head relax. That’s the first step.
Then if you want to take this deeper, you can focus inwardly into the vidiacasia, in the heart of the head. Try yo see a lake there or an empty space. The fact of doing so has an effect on the nervoussystem in the whole body, it relaxes, gets replenished.

In the same way, being aware of our face when feeling love, beauty, exalted emotions, our celestial face, brings us in alignment with our celestial body, that now transpires through and relaxes the physical body. That way we are no longer separate from our heavenly self. We now ‘carry it around’. That would be called ’embodyment’ of our higher existance, in life. Therefore a great cure for the western, discociative mind. We land in our bodies. So, floaty? Not in the least! Very much grounded. You will feel joy.
Keep on breathing, in your heart, now the head and the heart are no longer separate and work together harmoniously.

Peace

Color breath

You may notice, during the observing of the flow of breath through certain areas of the body that way releasing tension, with eyes closed, that it has a certain color.
I often see spring green, which has a life giving, healing and harmonizing quality.

It nourishes the tissues, the cells. Think of the workings of breath as it enters the lungs, comes in the bloodstream, exchanging particles of prana, light, with the blood cells, that supply the cells of the entire body with life on each in breath. The cells like this, they giggle and sparkle, as our teacher described it, enjoying  the dance of the electrons and photons dancing the dance of Shiva, in the ecstasy of being nourished with light.

Don’t exaggerate this, just watch the natural flow of breath as it comes and goes, quietly in a relaxation and more energetic and active during a stretching pose.

DE GROND ALS AFLAAT

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.

Translation:

DE GROUND AS A DRAIN

“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.

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