When I started writing this book my intent was to create an Energy Healing guide for cancer patients. The idea was to share my family’s experience – how it changed our lives and the perspective I have gained since then through my own healing journey. I also wanted to give others a chance to apply the techniques learned during a two-year healing course at the School of Intuition and Healing in London. Since then, this project has evolved into much more, no doubt thanks to my background in philosophy which means I enjoy asking questions. The first half of the book explores the question “Why do people get sick?” from biological and spiritual points of view. I cover a variety of factors ranging from diet, genetics and lifestyle to emotional and mental patterns that may hold back the healing process. I also believe that every difficult experience gives us valuable insights and lessons. Cancer is no exception. Some may feel regret over the direction they have taken with their lives and how much quality time they have spent with family and friends. The healing process involves accepting these feelings when they arise, learning from them and moving on.
The second half of the book explores Energy Healing as a complementary therapy to medical intervention. Energy Healing is a broad term that can be used to describe a variety of self-healing techniques including guided meditations, breathing exercises, journaling and hands-on healing such as Reiki. My theory is that Energy Healing addresses the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of disease while medical intervention treats the physical body. These two disciplines can work together. This book will give the a reader a basic understanding of the energy body, including the Aura and the Chakras, and how we can use a variety of self-healing techniques to release stress, tension and even old hurts and beliefs that may be undermining the healing process. Because these techniques also help manage mental and emotional stress, which can easily leave a person feeling drained, Energy Healing can be useful for the whole family.
My approach to Energy Healing hinges on the belief that our thoughts, emotions and reactions have an emotional charge. A positive experience can leave you feeling happy and energized. A negative experience does the opposite. For example, a severe disappointment can leave a person feeling angry, bewildered or hurt. Self-healing involves releasing these emotions from our consciousness and moving on. Some people find it easy to forgive. Others have trouble letting go, especially when there is a genuine grievance to overcome. Healing techniques facilitate the process, but ultimately it is the individual who lets go. Energy Healing can also help manage feelings of anxiety, hopelessness, anger and resentment. The last two can be especially toxic. I believe that with time, buried resentment and anger will eat away at a person from the inside, much like a tumor, and that for healing to occur on all four levels – mental, emotional, spiritual and physical – we need to connect with the energy of unconditional love and forgiveness. Hence the title of this book: Self-Healing, Cancer & Love.
Earlier I stated that Energy Healing is complementary to medical care. This is a legal requirement in some countries and I agree wholeheartedly for the following reasons:
1. Even if we could prove that anger and resentment are at the root of most cancer cases, it may still be easier to have surgery than it is to genuinely forgive.
2. I have not seen robust evidence to show that healing alone, or any complementary therapy by itself will prolong a cancer patient’s life. Individual case studies do not have the statistical significance to predict an outcome. Rather, that statistical confidence can only be found in randomized control trials, where large patient groups are administered one of several treatment options under medical supervision.
3. Though we would certainly like to, the role of the energy healer is not to save the client’s life. We are there to facilitate their self-healing process and their soul path. Energy Healing will not save a client from a learning experience that they are meant to have. In some cases, the illness may be necessary to trigger a change of consciousness before the patient moves on to the next stage in their life. For others, it may be their time to go and Energy Healing can help them find comfort and peace.
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