Letting Go Academy Healing Information
Reiki – What is it?
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Reiki practitioners channel energy in a particular pattern to heal and harmonize. Unlike other healing therapies based on the premise of a human energy field, Reiki seeks to restore order to the body whose vital energy has become unbalanced.
Reiki energy has several basic effects: it brings about deep relaxation, destroys energy blockages, detoxifies the system, provides new vitality in the form of healing universal life energy, and increases the vibrational frequency of the body. The laying of hands is used in Reiki therapy also as in spiritual healing. There is a difference though.
In spiritual healing, a person with a strong energy field places his or her hands above a particular part of the recipient’s body in order to release energy into it. So, here the healer is the one who is sending out the energy. In Reiki, however, the healer places the hands above the recipient; however, it is the recipient that draws the energy as needed.
Thus, in this case, the individual being healed takes an active part in the healing process as opposed to having a passive part in spiritual healing. The individual takes responsibility for his or her healing. The recipient identifies the needs and caters to them by drawing energy as needed. Although there are a few positions in which the practitioner is in contact with the patient (such as cradling the head), most Reiki treatments do not involve actual touching.
The practitioner holds his or her hands a few inches or farther away from the patient’s body and manipulates the energy field from there.
Sound Healing – What is it?
Cultures all over the world use sound to attune to, invoke, and transform consciousness. Sound is a powerful tool, because it is vibrational in nature, and we are vibrational beings. Indeed the most modern science shows us that all life is vibrational in nature. This is in line with age old mystical thought of most cultures, which often alludes to the vibrational nature of Creation.
The Hindus have a saying, “Nada Brahma”, which means, all is sound, or all of creation is sound. They suggest that the primordial sound of manifest creation is the sound of “Aum”, or Om, and that if we were to attune to the creative spirit, we would hear this sound. The Judeo-Christian culture might say, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (John 1:1),” thus also tying together the nature and power of sound with Creation.
Other cultures have stories stating that the Creator had a thought, spoke the word of that thought, and Creation of that thought sprang forth from that word into manifestation. There are numerous theorems stipulating the melodic structures of the universe, from the spin of the planets around the sun, to the sun around the galaxy, to the spin of electrons in our body, and the structure of our DNA. Our modern music is based upon these principals derived from Pythagoras and others.
Whatever one’s beliefs, we all know the power of the spoken word, of music, of chants and sung melodies, they can move us into ecstatic states of rapture or deep states of despair. There is an inherent potency to the very nature of the sound itself, and its emotional content, which can be amplified or enhanced by the spoken or sung verse. While so much music in western culture has moved more into the secular arenas of entertainment, music in many cultures has historically held a deeply sacred space in the hearts and minds of their peoples, used as a catalyst to deeper insight, wisdom, transformation, or growth.
Sound itself has an inherent transformative power. Sound is attuned to the creative matrix of the universe. By coupling sound, or music, with pure intention, to attune to, invoke, or transform one’s consciousness, we indeed have stepped into a powerful place.
Sound Healing is the intentional use of sound to create an environment which becomes a catalyst for healing in the physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual aspects of our being.
To become “healed,” simply means to become “whole.”
While intent is not a necessary ingredient to effect change with the use of sound, pure, or clear, intention brings power to every facet of our being. We cannot function without our intention, (you are intending now to read this page.) The more we are able to couple our actions with clear or pure intention, the greater our acts can manifest.
The intentional use of sound adds power to the conduit, whether it is through the use of an instrument or voice. By surrendering to the highest good, we ourselves become that conduit, or instrument, for peace, for healing, change, or growth.
By coupling our highest and clearest integrity with our intention, we come into the greatest focus in the use of sound, or any healing modality.
While sound can be generated from voice, instruments, recorded sounds or music, or tone generators, the more deeply and clearly we have coupled clear intentions for the highest good of the recipients in generating those sounds, the greater the outcome.
We can use conscious chanting for invocation or attunement, intuitive or “guided” music to come into deeper awareness, the provocative sounds of crystal “singing” bowls, ancient Tibetan bowls or temple bells, the simple sounds of tuning forks, or formless “toning” (intuitive voicing,) aligning with the highest reaches of the cosmos, and channelling through our voice and body.
No matter what techniques are used, sound is the current carrying the creative potency of unconditional love and grace from the subtle to physical dense realms. By attuning to and sounding these “sound currents” and coupling them with our own clear potential, and intention, we amplify their force, or voice, opening to and carrying aspects of the sanctity of creation into our being, into our environment, into the Earth, and into the consciousness of others.
This assists others to align and move into deeper relationship with that which we each hold as sacred (in whatever form that speaks to us.) By grounding and “anchoring” those energies into our body, our consciousness, and into the Earth, we energize and charge these vehicles of which we are stewards (our bodies, our consciousness, the Earth.)
Crystal Healing – What is it?
Crystal healing is a form of healing that uses crystals or gemstones. The crystals are mainly placed on specific areas of the body called “chakras.” Chakra is a Hindu term meaning spiritual energy. According to this teaching there are seven basic energy centres in the body, each having a colour associated with it.
Some crystal healers place the same colour crystals as the colour of the chakras on the person to enhance the flow of energy. Crystals are said to direct the flow of energy to the person in a particular part of the body and bring balance to a person’s energy. Ultimately, they are used to cleanse the person from bad or negative energy believed to cause an illness.
Clearing out the bad spiritual energy alleviates the physical ailment. Crystals are used for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing. Not only do people visit “crystal healers”, in some places, professional nurses are being trained to use crystals for their patients.
Additionally, crystals can be worn, placed next to a person’s bed as they sleep, and in some cases placed around a person’s bath.
Shamanic Healing – What is it?
Shamanic healing is based on a holistic approach to health where everything is interconnected.
It incorporates a number of different elements, including:
- Spiritual balance
Shamanic healing tools that may be employed include guided meditation, breath work pressure point work, psychic surgery, journeying, ritual, aromatherapy, precious stone therapy, bodywork and sound therapy including chanting and drumming. These can be used in conjunction with other natural therapies such as herbal medicine, counselling and meditation. Its holistic nature means that it can be used to treat people with a range of conditions including physical and emotional pain, depression and addictions.
Soul Retrieval – What is it?
The shamanic practice known as soul retrieval is perhaps the most important level of healing in spirit medicine because once the spiritual-energetic nature of an illness-causing intrusion has been addressed, the cause is still unresolved. Namely the tears in the fabric of the client’s soul cluster that allowed the intrusions to enter in the first place.
As long as these empty spaces remain unfilled, there is no guarantee that the intrusions will not reinvade given an opportunity to do so because those holes are like open invitations. But how does the process of soul retrieval actually work?
Bringing Back the Soul Parts.
With the assistance of their helping spirits, the shamanic practitioner enters into a relationship with soul parts, convincing them to return and bringing them back to their original owner. In this process, the person’s soul cluster is restored, and their energetic matrix may return to its former undistorted state.
Interestingly, a soul part that has taken refuge in the Lower Worlds may often be found in the company of an animal spirit who is caring for it. When this soul part is brought back, the animal spirit may return with it, resulting in what is called a power animal retrieval.
A soul part located in the Middle World of dream may be found in the company of an ancestor, perhaps a revered grandparent who has already crossed over. A soul part in the Upper World may be seeking reconnection with its over soul, a guardian angel, or even with its “soul family.”
As the soul cluster is restored, the shaman instructs the client in how to take an active role in reintegrating these lost self-aspects, assuring a successful reunion and ensuring that the extracted illness intrusions will not reoccur.
Healing the Spiritual and Energetic Levels
The perspective of spirit medicine is still quite foreign to most of our Western healthcare practitioners, doctors, nurses, and therapists alike. However, this worldview, so familiar to the indigenous peoples, is gaining wider acceptance… because it greatly assists in the healing process, and because it works.
The shaman’s talents, like those of the Western trained physician, lie in diagnosis – in the discovery of the identity and the nature of illness. But unlike our modern Western doctors, the shaman can also empower their client dramatically, define their illnesses’ ultimate causes while in an expanded state of awareness, neutralise them at their spiritual and energetic levels, and prevent their reoccurrence by utilising the assistance of compassionate forces poised to help us just beyond the borders of this physical world we all take so much for granted.
Multidimensional Healing – What is it?
High Vibrational Beings (Spirit Teachers, Guides, Doctors, Masters, Angels, ET’s) will scan the body and evaluate all aspects that make up one’s life on all levels; physical, spiritual, psychological and mental, on all planes. During a session many issues will be balanced and brought into harmony with the higher self-purpose. Those include, but are not limited to physical ailments, balancing, restoring and detoxing of organs, meridians, chakras, core issues, past life connections and carry overs, family and ancestral history, DNA, limitations, boundaries, contracts, vows, promises, patents, beliefs, “BS”, as well as opening and connecting or bringing into awareness Spiritual Gifts to Inner Self.
Many disease situations are caused by an accumulation of negative thoughts and emotions. These become blocks of energy that prevent the flow of Life Force. Over a period of time those blocks will manifest in unbalanced and weak organ vibration, weak chakra and meridian energy on all soul bodies (physical, etheric, energetic etc.)
Energy Consultation and Balance – What is it?
The energy evaluation includes chakras, the emotion, spirit, physical, mental and aura.
Using a combination of healing techniques this process is designed to give insight to how your energy functions so you may better understand your life. Each consultation and balance is tailored to the individual’s needs.
Oracle Session – What is it?
For those of you on a spiritual journey this process was created to assist you in understanding your messages and life path. This healing process covers all aspect of the spirit including past and present, guides and angels, life agreements and the shadow self. With this awareness we align and balance your energy so you can experience peace and alignment with your heart and authentic self. Suited to the open minded.
Customised Healing Meditation – What is it?
For those that love meditation this process includes an energy consultation and then a customised healing meditation. The meditation is designed to balance your energy and reconnect you with your heart. This healing is for those needing grounding and reconnection. Also suitable for couples or family members.
Swedish Relaxing Massage Therapy – What is it?
Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body.
This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
Deep Tissue Massage Therapy – What is it?
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
Acupuncture Therapy – What is it?
Acupuncture originates from China and has been practiced there for thousands of years. Although there are records of acupuncture being used hundreds of years ago in Europe, it was during the second half of the twentieth century it began to spread rapidly in Western Europe, the United States and Canada.Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through the patient’s skin at specific points on the body – the needles are inserted to various depths. We are not sure how acupuncture works scientifically. However, we do know that it does have some therapeutic benefits, including pain relief and alleviation from nausea caused by chemotherapy.
Kinesiology – What is it?
Kinesiology is a holistic therapy which uses the gentle art of muscle monitoring to access information about a person’s wellbeing. It is a self-responsibility model, which means that you need to make the changes that come up in the session, for your body to heal. Trauma is a primary cause of many health problems, this can trigger memories of a past trauma to overload the body. Kinesiology can help identify the issues associated with the pain and suffering and release the blocks that continue to cause you stress. By dealing with the issue you can move past this roadblock that has stopped you from enjoying good health.