I once mentioned being a rebel pagan, and now I'll tell you how I'm a rebel healer. Well, maybe 'rebel' is a bit strong; not so much a rebel as simply...different.
I do gentle healing light sessions differently than most energy healers I know: no crystals in the room, I don't need the person's true name (or a name at all, actually), no picture is needed, permission is not needed - if it's not meant to work, it won't. It's that easy. I don't cleanse with salt, meditate ahead of time, need a silent space...none of the things that we've come to believe are necessary to help others.
I didn't start out trying to be a rebel healer, it just kind of happened. I quickly learned that I could do it any where and any time, interruptions and conversation didn't matter, and the more I help people, the better I not only feel, but the more I'm pumped up and excited to keep the flow going.
There are some quotes I'd saved along the way from or about other rebel healers, but somehow they've gotten lost over time. One was from Judith Orloff's book Second Sight about either her mom or her grandmother doing energy healing and chatting away with the client, having done the work so long that she knew it would take care of itself (or something along those lines; trying to remember). I find that the more I focus on what I'm doing, the more I get in the way between Spirit and the client. Which, I've discovered recently, can be a bit of an issue during in-person sessions because my mental tape starts running and I worry that I'm doing a terrible job because I think I've blocked the flow with my stress over doing well. I haven't, because luckily, Spirit is in charge, not me, and there is always a shift for the client. :) If I'm busy, say at work, and I take a few minutes to help a headache or someone's pain, I'm sufficiently otherwise occupied that the flow is strong and the person is always surprised at how much better they feel in such a short period of time. So I'm a rebel in the way I do best at allowing Spirit to do its work - the less attention, the better. Not normal, right?
In Eric Pearl's book The Reconnection, there's a chapter titled "Setting the Tone" that hit so close to home that I literally was yelling to my guy, "This, this!!!" as I read it, most especially the sub-chapter "The Hidden Fear in Our Rituals", wherein he speaks about the crystals, protection, candles, jewelry, etc, and he finishes it with this lovely little bit: "Tissue - to dry your tears from either laughing so hard at some of this that you blow out your candles, or from crying when you accidentally kill your flowers by placing them in the salt water you were supposed to shake your hands off into...and the prayers don't bring them back." Can you say Rebel Healer? ;)
I went into this not believing that I could make a difference, and so even though I worked in an environment that believes quite fiercely in the 'rituals' and 'musts' of how to do energetic healing, I just did what felt right and ignored the rest. I mean really, how many healers do you know that sit outside with a teddy bear, chatting to the birds and the neighbors while sending healing light 1/2 way around the world?
And it works. Quite well. Sometimes very powerfully, sometimes more subtly, but it always works on some level. Of this I am now certain. So I shall continue to be a rebel healer, doing my own thing even when others still tell me that 'on some level you are taking stuff in from others and you need to protect yourself from it'. I believe that Spirit knows what it's doing, and if I needed protection to help others, then why would Spirit make what I do so easy? Wouldn't there be stumbling blocks to the healing until I learned that I need to do this or do that in order for it to work? Since there aren't (except those in my own head), I'm quite happy letting Spirit take the lead and leaving all the rest for others.
I know there have to be more rebel healers out there...are you one? In what way? Let's spread the word! Rebel Healers Unite! ;)
©Pip Miller - August 2014