we say that we are energy healers,
most people aren"t quite sure what that means. So let me begin by describing
it. God, the Universe, however you view the Divine, is all there is. This
Divine energy is in everything, including you. So when a healer uses "God
energy," they are allowing the Divine source to flow through them into
another person, or animal, or just about anything, including a car that
won"t start. This Divine energy is available to everyone at all times.
You do not need a class to use it, though, as with all things, you increase
your ability to be effective when you learn from others.
Learning how to heal with Divine energy is a process. The more you grow
in the process, the higher the vibration of the energy that comes through
you. Christ himself followed this process, and by the end of his life,
the vibration that was coming through him was so high that he could perform
"miracles" in the eyes of his followers. But Christ knew that his followers
were as capable of performing these miracles as he was. They just had
to follow the process and to believe that they could.
My own process began with Reiki. When I was in my early 30s, I got the
call to heal. Many interpret this call as a signal to go into medicine,
but that is not always the intended path. For myself, I couldn"t quit
my job and start school, so I looked around for something that I could
start with. I found myself drawn to Reiki, and I found a local teacher.
I called her up and wanted to enroll in her class, but I faltered in my
explanation. She said, "You want to learn Reiki, but you don"t know why."
I laughed, because she was exactly right. I knew I needed to do it, but
I did not understand why.
Reiki was an essential introduction to energy healing for me. It begins
with an "attunement," which is a spiritual experience in itself. It"s
the signal to the Universe that you are ready to heal further, and to
grow spiritually. During my first attunement, a hot, white light came
through my crown chakra and into my body, preparing me to channel Reiki
energy through my body. Subsequent attunements were very different, and
each carried the message that I needed to hear at that time.
After the attunement, we were ready to practice, but not without some
instruction. When dealing with Divine energy, it"s important to understand
that you, the vessel of this energy, are not doing any healing. You are
the conduit for healing. God, the Divine, is doing the healing through
you. "Check your ego at the door," my teacher would say. Paradoxically,
however, your intent is important. Which is all the more reason to get
your ego out of the way. Reiki teaches you that you should always intend
that the highest good of the person or situation be served, and you must
understand that you have no idea what that highest good looks like. For
some, their highest good is to cross over, for their body to die. In this
case, Reiki can ease their transition. In other cases, the highest good
is to heal and remain. But this is not something that the healer gets
to decide. The healer is only the channel for the Divine, all-knowing
After learning and practicing Reiki for a time, other spiritual doors
began to fly open. Doors I didn"t know were there. Doors that would challenge
my belief system. After experiencing some of these new spiritual rooms,
I realized that opening the Reiki door meant opening myself up to a whole
new universe. It was amazing and fantastical, but I experienced it, and
it was real. I was led to other workshops, which expanded my horizons
The way I meditated changed. Instead of sitting passively, trying not
to think any thoughts, I began to guide myself in meditations. I began
to choose something to focus on. Then things really began to happen. I
met new spiritual guides. I literally visited other worlds, teeming with
life that was in a higher dimension than ours. I met a being that I call
"the Blue Lady," the spirit of the planet Venus. She gave me my first
lesson in dealing with dark entities, and I am forever grateful. Then
one day while meditating, I was flooded with images of ancient Egypt.
When I mentioned this to my Reiki teacher, she said, "Flower
of Life!" And off I went to another workshop.
With each new instruction, whether from meditating or from a workshop
I was guided to, I came to understand that there is truly no end to the
possibilies of our universe. It is a rich, colorful, exciting place, full
of life and Light. I now knew things from my own experience that I might
have discounted a few years before, and which some people still consider
to be "crazy." But the proof is in the experience, and those who have
experienced these things know what they know, and those who have not experienced
them cannot be convinced. We each have to come to them in our way, in
our own time.
Eventually, I was guided to learn from other healers. I went to a one-day
workshop by Ken Page, whom I admire
greatly, and I realized that he was prepared to teach the more difficult
things. The things that a lot of people would rather not hear or think
about. I was drawn to him like a magnet. Ken has developed his own method
of energy healing, and I took careful mental notes during the workshop.
It was then that I realized that there is no limit to the ways in which
one can heal with energy. Ken had grown beyond the Reiki vibration, and
he was pulling in new kinds of healing energy. Eventually, Ahnna and I
learned to do the same.
Although my journey began with Reiki, we don"t call ourselves Reiki
practitioners, because we feel that this is too limiting. And it"s just
not accurate. There is no real label for different vibrations of the Divine
energy. It just is. So we use the term "energy healing" for lack of a
better one. It all comes from the Divine, and we have learned to use it
in our own unique way, just as others use their own unique talents when
they act as healers.
To be an energy healer, all you need is an intent to use it for the
highest good of all, your hands, and the willingness to work on your own
healing. You cannot be an effective healer if you are unhealed yourself.
You don"t have to be completely healed—what would that look like?
You just have to be actively working on your own healing. That is enough.
Some energy healers use only their hands. Others, like me, may use additional
tools such as crystals, sound, or aromatherapy. Really, there is no limit
to the ways in which people can bring in the Divine energy. Music, toning
or chanting, art, herbs, you name it: these are all valid and needed healing
methodologies. Each person has different needs for their own healing,
so there are a wide variety of healers available to help them.
For myself, the most important spiritual choice in my life was to open
that Reiki door. I humbly thank my early teachers for setting me on this
path. Looking back, I can see how far I have come. Looking ahead, I am
excited by all of the things I still have to learn. There are always new
pyramids to climb. When I reach the summit of this one, I will look up,
and see another, taller pyramid, waiting for me to ascend. How exciting.
How glorious. What a fantastic Universe we have created. I can hardly
wait to see what"s next.
Author Bio :
Asha Hawkesworth is a writer, psychic, and energy healer whose main focus is healing and spirituality. She currently lives in Gresham, Oregon. You can visit her web site at www.brighthill.net. She is also the editor of LightWork magazine (www.brighthill.net/LightWork/).