For centuries the ‘masters’ have pointed to meditation as THE way toward body, mind, spirit harmony, as the answer to most questions about HOW to be happy, healthy, and successful. It seems simple but, as any meditator can attest, is challenging to master. Simple techniques for meditation can be very frustrating. Why? One reason is because we often have unrealistic expectations about meditation.
Healing may be the most sought after metaphysical art. Magical and medical healing techniques are recorded as far back as written history. From ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Babylonia, China, Australia, Europe, and the Americas, healing was practiced both as a science and as a magical connection with the “gods.” Today, a cursory check of the Internet brings up 6,050,000 sites from the word “healing” alone, 178,000 under “spiritual healer”, and 835,000 under “energy healing.”
It is well known by anyone who has been around the metaphysical/spiritual block a few times that sound, especially the human voice, has the power to heal, balance, clear chakras, and more. Even in the “regular” world, it is a can accepted fact that all sound, including the voice has the potential to shatter glass, rattle windows, and elicit profound emotional states.
Energetic healing is not new. It has been practiced by “healers” and “shamans” for centuries in a variety of methods. From toning to charismatic healing, thousands claim to have been positively affected by energetic healing. One of the most popular methods is Reiki, which is practiced by people all over the world. It is an easy-to-use energy system. My first experience with Reiki was profound and I was impressed enough to go through all the attunements and become a Reiki Master.
Of all the “New Age” practices, healing is undoubtedly one of the most sought after. With the latter half of the 20th century, came a growing disillusionment with “traditional” medicine. As the majority of physicians distanced themselves more and more from any spiritual or even personal involvement with patients, we became increasingly uncomfortable with being treated as a “bio-mechanism” and having pills pushed at us by the handful.