The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

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I am always looking for an edge in treating pain and stress. Energy work is a field I’m VERY excited to step into now that there is both compelling research and science behind it! This work is still not mainstream nor even accepted by some other medical traditionalists, but heck, neither was hippotherapy when I started doing that 25 years ago … so when did the ‘opinions’ of others ever stop me from offering cutting edge therapy that works!

“There are over 400 identified forms of psychotherapy, most of which have little or no research to validate them. Energy psychology is both evidence-based and in the top 10% in terms of published research for psychotherapy modalities.”

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But I admit, energy healing has a mystique about it. Some believe it’s evil, others see the good. It’s hard to wrap our minds around the fact that physics now shows us that energy can have an effect over both time and distance. In the past that type of thinking would be considered a sort of witchcraft. But, so would cell phones … seriously consider what someone in the 1800’s would think of someone talking to someone else thousands of miles away on a little wireless box … it would have been judged as sorcery.

So what is good and what is evil? Energy actually comes from the laws of God’s creation, so it is good. Everything God created was originally good. Energy in and of itself is a good given to us by God but in practice energy can be used in good ways or in evil ways. Nuclear technology can be used to energize a city or to bomb a city. How energy is used can be for good or for evil. Distance work using energy healing is a possibility derived from science. But distance energy work can take the form of cursing, hexes, vexes or it can take the form of healing, blessing, praying … energy can be twisted and distorted into evil or it can be used as God intended for good.

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Because I believe energy is the creation of God but that it can be used for good or for evil, I propose there are ethical considerations in practicing this type of healing with others:

  1. Energy work should be used for the highest good of the person involved.
  2. Energy work should be used with permission of the other person, respecting their free will.
  3. Those who use energy techniques should respect God’s word in the bible where He forbids communication with the dead, foretelling future events, or consulting with demons as a means to have power over others or to discover knowledge of the occult.
  4. And we need to be very cautious about making an idol out of those who use energy healing or worshiping ‘energy healing,’ but rather we worship the God who is the source of all healing, the Creator of the laws of nature.

Medicine and healing are always changing, advancing. Medical ethics are important guidelines as we move forward to promote the good and avoid the bad and the ugly. I’m committed to following the four statements listed above. What do you think? Are there any points I should add? Any comments? I’d love to hear from you! I’m committed to bringing more ‘good’ into the world and I’m committed to being a faithful catholic christian.

A New Day

 

Sunrise, Daytime, Sunset

Every part of the day has it’s beauty, even in the starkness of winter. Most of the time I’m inside and a lot of that time is spent on the computer. It’s probably the same for most of you too. I take a break every now and then, and find it refreshing to touch base with the flow of the day, to look outside and give thanks to the sunrise and the sunset, and for all the simple gifts in our life.

During my computer time, I found something new while doing research reviews on PubMed. The National Institutes of Health has an article published in 2015 (already 3 years ago) titled Global Advances in Health and Medicine with an overview of the scientific evidence of distance healing intention therapies. The link to that article is HERE.  Most people want to know IF distance healing is possible and HOW it’s possible. Science is just now entering this realm and showing that YES, distance healing IS possible and HOW it’s possible is through the quantum physics theory of non-locality and quantum entanglement. Designing studies to capture this type of healing (that includes both prayer and energetic intention) is challenging and I’m sure we’ll see even more impressive research as time progresses and scientific advances open more avenues of study. God’s amazing creation is amazingly complex and it’s exciting to unravel some of His mysteries.

Here are some excerpts (emphasis is mine):

Hundreds of experiments in these 3 classes have been published and meta-analyzed.1216 Cumulatively, they provide evidence that the answer to the first question is “Yes, A can affect B at a distance.” The effect sizes observed in these experiments tend to be small in magnitude, and it is not entirely clear that the interaction is causal in the classic sense of that term, but the correlations observed in controlled experiments have been independently and successfully repeated in laboratories around the world.

Controlled DHI experiments involving simple living systems have also been conducted, primarily using the “intention” protocol mentioned above. Examples of studies reporting statistically significant effects under randomized and blinded conditions include enzymes,21 fungi,22 yeast,23,24 bacteria,25 cancer cells,26 red blood cells,27 fibroblasts, tendon cells (tenocytes), and bone cells (osteoblasts).28

Animal disease models have also been used to investigate the effects of DHI. These have included testing for amyloidosis in hamsters,30 murine malaria,31 and experimentally induced goiter and surgical wounds in mice. For example, in one study, Watkins and Watkins reported quicker recovery from anesthesia in animals receiving DHI.32 That observation was later successfully replicated by Schlitz.33 Bengston and Krinsley have reported similar results in a series of conceptual replications involving mammary cancer in mice.26

But the proof-of-principle offered by DMILS experiments more clearly indicates the existence of genuine interactions between distant people. This presents us with an evidence-based enigma worthy of serious consideration. However, for many researchers, the mere concept of distant healing continues to elicit significant resistance for two main reasons. The first is based on the assumption that “action at a distance” is impossible because it violates one or more physical or biological laws.8,41 The second is founded on the neuroscience-based assumption that the mind is identical to the brain, in which case it does not make sense to propose that the brain activity we call “healing intention” can interact with anything outside of the brain’s own body.42,43

The first critique was a game-ender for many decades, but today, the “nonlocal” connections of quantum entanglement have been convincingly demonstrated,20,4446 establishing that instant physical correlations over macroscopic distances, as well as connections that transcend time, are no longer startling theoretical possibilities but empirical facts. The second critique is predicated on the assumption that subjective mental activity (ie, conscious awareness) somehow mechanically arises out of brain activity in spite of the fact that no one has any idea how this can occur.

The DMILS studies indicate that DHI effects are on average small in magnitude, but they do exist, and thus in principle, some clinical applications of DHI may be efficacious. Whether future clinical trials can be devised that more clearly reveal that efficacy remains to be seen. In sum, the implications of DHI (distance healing interventions) for basic science epistemology and ontology and for pragmatic efforts to improve health and healing are vast, deep, and perennially intriguing.”

 

What Energy Healing Can’t Do

If you’ve been following my blog for any period of time, you’re aware that I have a rare chronic pain diagnosis: Trigeminal Neuralgia. And you’re also aware that I’m not allowing it to define me, I’m doing everything in my power to heal and live fully.

Trigeminal is a nerve in the face and my problem has been caused by overwhelming stress coupled with dental anxiety. A routine dental cleaning can trigger horrible pain that lasts for days and even months.

Around Thanksgiving I began having pain in my face along with a constant nauseating headache. I chalked it up to holiday stress. It didn’t go away and a back tooth was ‘zinging’ when I drank anything cold. I called for a dental appointment and was told I needed a root canal and the dental anxiety started to increase.

I went in for the root canal and was told it couldn’t be done because the tooth was cracked in half and had to be extracted. I faced my fears and the tooth was extracted last week. Although I’m a bit sore, the headache and toothache is totally gone. It’s amazing the relief I feel. And happiness just because I’m not in pain anymore.

The tooth experience had me reflecting on the energy healing I’ve been using more and more. I have explored how energy healing is based on scientific principles and solid research, research the US government takes quite seriously, although you wouldn’t know it from reading Wikipedia (which disgusts me how outdated they are). And I’ve shared in past blogs how it differs from spiritual healing.

Energy healing is amazing for releasing trapped emotions and subconscious thought patterns that cause pain and grief but no amount of energy healing could mend my broken tooth. That’s because nothing in science can heal a tooth that is broken in half.

Energy healing can’t grow back an amputated limb of a soldier, it can’t undo a broken pot, it can’t stop the effects of a bomb that is blowing something up. God may work a miracle in those cases, but that’s something energy healing can’t do.

That said, here’s some testimonials of what energy healing can do:

“I struggled with social anxiety, and a reluntctant feeling of leaving my house. After having the Emotion and Body Code releases done, I have stopped my hand fidgeting, and can leave my house anxiety free. I found the blockages that had occurred at various times of my life were spot on. It was a an amazing and relieving experience.”       Thankfully Relieved, L. D.

“I was recently feeling a lot of anger and I didn’t even know why. Becky did the Body Code work on me and an inherited emotion of ‘Peeved’ came up from my father’s side. It was strong and took a couple of times to release and I can’t say it was immediate, I’m not good at paying attention, but later that weekend I noticed my extreme anger was gone. It was gone, just like that. What a relief to get rid of that.”   Tami

Even if it can’t do everything, energy healing as subtle as it is, is meaningful to those who experience it. Who doesn’t want less anger trapped in their body and less anxiety ruling their life? Could energy work help you?

2018: Healing with a Coach

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Coaching: You are responsible for your transformation. A coach contributes towards that transformation. Coaches support, guide goals, teach skills, and help you find your genius within.

Coaching with Spirit Animals: My spirit animal for 2018 is the grouse. Having a new bird dog puppy and a husband that loves to hunt, grouse means time off, vacation, going up north to a family cottage, and spending time out in nature with those I love. Grouse is a woodland bird and I am happiest in the forest. Grouse is known for it’s sacred dance and drumming in the spring, it is illusive and blends into it’s background. I’m getting the message that this year is still a year to lay low, stay hidden, take time out, and get into nature. What’s your spirit animal for 2018? What does it mean to you? How can it help you navigate through the new year?

Supporting with Custom Essential Oil Blends: I still have chronic pain breaking through and blood pressure to bring down. I like to support my body with a natural approach to healing. Yes, I’ll take pain pills if I need to and yes, I’m on blood pressure medication. But I’d like to not be. So I’m using blends of essential oils (natures medicine) to support muscle relaxation and pain relief – copaiba, ylang ylang, blue tansy, sandalwood, plus others. Do you value natural wellness and need support for sleep, pain, toenail fungus, scars or ?

Removing blocks to success: Trapped emotional energy can cause up to 97% of the blocks in our life. The Emotion Code, the Body Code and the Emotional Freedom Technique can help remove those blocks so the path to success is easier. What does it feel like to be free of the fear of criticism? Or to have the courage to speak up? Or simply to feel good living in your body? Those aren’t things you normally go to the doctor for, yet can make a huge difference in your wellness for 2018.

Supporting your physical body: Monthly massage and bodywork is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself for stress relief and well-being. It’s an investment into your retirement age, to get those niggling pains and aches resolved before they turn into a hip replacement or chronic back pain.

I’d like to invite you to sign up for a three-month coaching program to meet your wellness goals for 2018. I don’t take a lot of clients and I won’t be mass marketing this offer; I figure you’ll know if this is something you would benefit from. And if so, I’d love to get to know you better and work with you to meet your goals for 2018!

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