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

Impressions

Another Jane Austen film, discovering her oeuvres, Netflix supporting me in this. One thing before I start of: this is a new pattern for me developing on the couch, watching films. I’m very aware of the impressions lingering on the mind. I like it to have as a clean photographic plate, as Murshid describes it.

I once discussed this with my son on the watching TV behavior: ‘What do you guys do with all these impressions, they creep into your mind, your dreams, to many files in your brain, it keeps you busy processing all that, you need to have a quiet mind at some times, a clear mirror.” He, still an adolescent then, replied: “Mum, see it like this: you have a file open in the brain, but once you have watched it, you drop again. Delete it.”

Perhaps women’s brains work differently.
A thing Murshid states about relationships is that for a woman, things come in deeper. It enters her and she’s busy processing it. The mind is a certain layer in us and when things go deeper, we are in the heart. The heart is a deeper faculty of the mind, the mind a layer more on the surface of the heart. So for the many, facebook is more of a medium for the mind, am I right? Perhaps I’m very stubborn trying to keep going on trying to use it as a medium to exchange something from the heart. It’s on more sensitive matters of course, more on the way to the Self. Therefore kept hidden, protected. We don’t want to share that with everyone.

This brings me back to Jane Austen’s film I watched yesterday: ‘Persuasion’, to a moment in it, where the real Selves and selves become revealed more closely.

Anne, the main character, says in an intimate conversation with the love of her life, not yet revealed and allowed again in the open at that moment: “The fickle characters of women the way literature describes them is literature written by men. I can assure you that even after an ending, the character of a women is steadfast in that she still continues to love for a long time.”

In the story, this is a hint at the same time of course to the man she talks with in front of her in this scene. Women weren’t allowed to express their feelings directly; they had to await the advances of the men. Masterful acted indeed by the actress in the film.

My brain wires a connection to what Murshid says about the faculty of the heart of women: impressions linger for a long time in her. It goes deep in her. That’s why the position of women in life is more fragile, needs to be protected. Well, that’s what he said those days. Times have changed, women today are more independent economically, which is a good thing, but having ‘to fight in the marketplace’, as Murshid mentions elsewhere, is an undesirable thing for a woman to do because of the way her heart and senses work.

 

Jane Austen was a master in revealing to us the psychological nature of women and how that played out in the society of those days. Was Jane Austen a rare case amongst mostly male writers of literature in her time? This story of her is called a masterpiece on Netflix, was it recognized as such in her own time?

The moments the real feelings are at play, when Anne writes in her dairy, we, as spectators are allowed to look, for a moment, into her eyes. “The eyes are the windows of the soul”, another sufi quote. Anne looks strait into the camera. We see her truth. This is introducing something new in the way of acting in films.

English actors are masters in invoking feelings. Their eyes reveal it. Murshid also mentions the film as a medium capable of revealing something of the soul. A good actor can do it. We could say that these masterful English films are soulful.

One more last thing for you guys busy out there accomplishing in life, practicing mastery through accomplishment. Be on the watch about what you are actually accomplishing. Is it on line with your souls purpose? Finish the project and then switch. Or drop it halfway if it’s not on line with your souls purpose. That is not a sign of weakness, but of strength and steadfastness, being truthful to your real Self. Perhaps some else had persuaded you.

Anne is in an argument with her father at some point in the story. Her father is a proud ‘Nobelman’, who doesn’t allow a person of lesser rank in his aristocratic family. We can guess it, Anne is in love with a ‘lesser’ man. She had been persuaded to drop him.

The scene reveals the ‘noble’ manners of the father being in anger about this, the way he fetches his gloves from a servant holding them up for him.
True nobility is in the soul, the soul expresses noble feelings naturally. Anne replies in this scene: “Think of all these poor be-widowed women.” She hurries out to go and visit one, acting that way against the protocol of the moment.

I think becoming a widow was a threat for women those days. They fell into poverty. The law was such that only the men inherited the family money, he was expected to protect the women of the family. If he used the greatest amount for himself, his own wife and children only, his sister and her children suffered.

Enough for now. My mind is processesing these things. I may as well write it down and share it here with you. That way practicing a little mastery. Hope you enjoyed it. Have a good day!

Being highly sensitive

Seeing the aura’s of people, feeling how they are feeling like it’s in me. Energy and intentions of voices experienced within. That’s why probably involved in healing work. I’m learning how to transmute things these days, things that are too difficult to handle for some of us, me having been handed out the techniques for it, although it’s also still a process of discovery. But it’s good! 
Lifestyle adapted to it. Sometimes complicated in front of family, neighbors, friends. Without showing of about it, good to hear it’s a miracle happening in front of others like it is said in a hsp fb group and evolutionary it’s up to date. 
That’s about encouraging and support for a difficult thing, particularly on days the environment isn’t going to give any understanding of it. I know, I’m the one supposed to give understanding. That can happen if it’s not scary anymore, like in the old days being burned as a witch for it. We are lucky to live now, science beginning to give it the proper place. These things being written about openly. Because as it is said, everyone will evolve into this direction. The tricky thing is that in old esoteric systems these thing were to be kept s(e)(a)cret 🙏 because of the misinterpretations. Nowadays we are carefully beginning to exchange our experiences with each other.

In the hsp fb group a lot of advertising is going on how to handle it. Indeed are the structures in the work environment not supportive. Mainly this comes down to an opportunity to be able to have a good deep rest and letting washed away the overstimulation. The sufi elements breath’s are designed for this in fact. Some yoga practice. All common sense really.

Time for some cultural updates! How about a silence room with some yoga mats in the office building? 

When we lived in England, a friend had set up a little Montessori school in the village. Each kid had it’s own mat. They were taught to leave each other alone when sitting on this mat…. 

Words

Seems only fair to say something about words in wordpress. An enormous effort has been made by many people to come to the essence of al the great traditions of the world to see the oneness. From the oneness, reaching out, in the variety of cultures on our planet, one has to communicate in words. From pure essence into manifestation, many forms are created that can be described in words.

Each culture has it’s own language. Realizing oneness, one has to to overcome the limitation of form, each form having a word to describe it. For that, the mind is a tool.

Only a tool. Reality itself is much greater, much bigger. Here I am, using words to reach out, to communicate with you. Hoping that you will get what I’m saying from your point of view.

Let’s keep in mind that the mind is only a tool.

How can I say this, not getting lost in words, in a labyrinth of the mind. By quieting the thoughts, the mind. Then the words stop.

That’s the whole point.

Stop.

That’s where we meet in oneness.

Picture is a word you can discover, I wrote on the packaging paper of a gingerbread everone knows. In Holland we say lariekoek, that means hogwash. Litteraly translated, lariekoek would say nonsensebread. Don’t get me wrong, the bread is delicious. There you go. Vocabu-larie.