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

Peace of mind

The Hindus say: ‘neti, neti!’ It means, ‘not true, not true!’.You say that to the conclusion you make up in your mind. Your opinions, idea’s.

Giving up to them is hard. It’s been your sense of safety. As long as we can’t do it, it’s better to stick to our mindsets. While at the same time knowing that it’s all relative. They give you a sense of order. Just like keeping the house tidy. Chairs in a certain place. Paintings at the wall in a certain place. That gives a tidiness that gives a sense of peace. That’s what we need really. Peace of mind. Give your mind peace. Things to do that gives it peace. A hobby. A good book. Being in nature, walking, gardening. A crossword, a game, everything that gives the mind a focus. Because for most of us total emptiness of thoughts, like in Zen is something we can’t do. The mind is always there. It needs a direction. A focus.

Another thing you can do when the mind is let’s say untidy, doesn’t know what to do, how to think, is to just let these thoughts, any thoughts be there. It’s ok. You can observe them. Don’t act on them, just observe them. Most likely there’s an emotion at work behind these thoughts. Or fear. Or despair. Just let it be there when it is there. You will begin to notice that by observing all this, there’s something beyond that turmoil that’s very quiet and peacefull.  You will begin to accept, allow.

Well, that’s Zen realy. All of a sudden, you’re back. The real you is there, it clicks, yes, this is me. Don’t be violent on your mind, your thoughts. Treat it like you treat, raise your child. Be kind to it, love it. It will follow your wise advice. You could speak to it, like I know you’re untidy at the moment, or upset, but that’s ok. Just sit with me. Breath. Hold it, rock it like you rock your child when it is upset. That’s the whole idea of using a mantra too, saying it or thinking it on the breath. The mind will rest, set to it and you are filled with the quality of the mantra. For exemple, ya salaam, peace. You will become peace. Or om. 

You could hug a tree, your vibrations will merge with the tree. You can even hug your bed, feel the contact with the blankets. Or lay on the floor on a blanket or towel or yogamat. Feel the contact of the body with the floor. That will ground you and release the turmoil too.

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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.