Thursday, September 16, 2021

Soul Healing, Astrology and the Higher Heart Chakra

Did you know that as well as the seven main chakras, we have energy centers in the Aura? These are seen in transpersonal because they take our awareness beyond our individual lives. This awareness can include past lives, the planet and most importantly, the collective experience.

Two of the Transpersonal Chakras are especially relevant when it comes to energy healing & astrology. Tuning into them will open up your natal chart’s gifts & lessons. I have listed them bottom-up because they need to be approached that way or we’ll lose our footing energetically: 


➡️ The Earth Star Chakra is beneath our feet in the ground, connecting us with nature but also with the planet’s history. What has happened on Earth, in previous generations, that we still need to heal from?

➡️ The Higher Heart can be found above the classical Heart Chakra, near the Thymus gland. It connects us with our Higher Self and our Soul, bringing unconditional love in from that aspect of your true self.

➡️ The Soular (Soul Star) Chakra is about six inches above the head. I tend to see and feel it as a Moon. It has to do with past lives and with your soul’s path. This is also where the energy of your birth chart is stored, which then cascades into the spiritual layer of the Aura. Astrology transits are felt because of the Soular Chakra.

The energy in the spiritual Aura layer filters through the inner layers of the Aura, as discussed in my book, Chakra Healing & Magick. Healing the emotional and mental (beliefs) layer also makes it easier to perceive spiritual energy around us. This is an essential part of self-healing. 

Energy Healing Meditations

There are lots of ways to work with our astrology charts when we think about energy healing. Activating the Earth Star Chakra helps us release excess energy into the ground. It also attunes us to plants & crystals, which can be used to harmonize the Aura and our lives. Chapter 1 of Chakra Healing & Magick looks at this. Meditation helps loads!

I have an Earth Star Activation on YouTube and will soon upload one for the Soular Chakra, stay tuned! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ


Don't forget to check out the Astrology Tab in the Menu Bar for an introduction to healing & the stars! I have been sharing the basics of astrology on Instagram every Thursday, this was today's post! 

Reiki hugs, 

Regina 

>  From the Archives: Choose Your Own Flower Remedies (Advanced Astrology Post) 

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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as an Energy Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Blogging since 2010, Regina's passion is bringing the qualities of love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuits. 

 

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Archangel Jophiel: The Light of Wisdom, Beauty and Inspiration


There are angels that I keep coming back to time and time again. 
The first ones that I usually reach out to are Archangel Michael, the angel of protection and courage, or Archangel Raphael, the angel of healing on mind-body-spirit levels (but also Nature!) 

Certain angels can resonate with different personality types; I've always had my mind on overdrive. It is one of the reasons why I got into meditation. The angel that can help us clear our mind and bring in a ray of sunlight is none other than Archangel Jophiel! 


The Angel of Wisdom, Beauty and Inspiration! 

Archangel Jophiel's yellow light filters through the mental Aura layer, where writer's block and other  creativity blocks can be released or transmuted. 

We can also ask that he open our minds to other ways of thinking, which plays a big part in getting us out of a rut. A closed mind will easily paint us into a corner. 

Sometimes all we need to get unstuck is an idea! 


A Golden Meditation 


You can call on Archangel Jophiel by taking a few breaths, grounding yourself, and visualizing your Aura filled with gold light. Light a candle and ask that Archangels Michael & Jophiel approach you 

Visualize a swirl of light clearing away anything that blocks your inner vision. If you have a pen or a set of crayons nearby, start to draw or write and see what comes up for you! Let inspiration flow!



A Kabbalistic Note 

If you're familiar with the Kabbalistic Tree of Life (HERE), each of the ten spheres on the tree relates to a quality that we can connect with to heal ourselves and the world. I have been meaning to write a post about our Personal Tree for months, but it ends up being really long (still simplifying it). 

The idea is that the archangels, including Archangels Michael, Raphael and Gabriel, can help us connect with spheres that resonate with their energy. In the past, I've always felt like Archangel Jophiel was missing from the angelic correspondences in books and other sources.
 

Last year I discovered a book called The Angel Bible by Hazel Raven. It's the first time I've seen a diagram of the Tree that includes Jophiel. She associates Archangels Michael and Jophiel with the dimension of HOD. This sphere represents the Mind (Jophiel) and communication, but also how we assert ourselves in the physical world (Michael) and the karma it creates. 

My intuition tells me that the two archangels work together to be sure that we can see all of our options, taking the route that leads us to victory but without hurting others in the process. 

Want to get started with creative meditation tools? 
> Read my Post on Creative Meditations! 

Reiki hugs, 

Regina 


ps .... The Angel Bible's description of HOD differs from what I've read elsewhere, especially which spheres relate to rational thought vs intuitive / emotional drives. I think this can be explained by the gender ascribed to each of the Tree's Pillars. But Archangel Jophiel helps with creativity and rational thought, bringing us into balance.  

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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as an Energy Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Blogging since 2010, Regina's passion is bringing the qualities of love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuits. 

 

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Sunday, August 29, 2021

Drawing on Ancient Techniques to Map Out your Life

I recently discovered an astrology channel on YouTube that specializes in Hellenistic Astrology; it's called The Astrology Podcast and it has so many good videos ๐ŸŒŸ 

Today I'd like to share one of their lengthy podcasts; it's more advanced than what I usually share but also simple in a way. It involves a predictive technique from Ancient Greece & Egypt that involves mapping out life phases based on the Lot of Spirit or Lot of Fortune (also known as the Arabic Parts).This technique called is Zodiacal Releasing. It maps out big chapters in your life along with high and low activity phases. 



I listened to the whole (4.5 hour) lecture on YouTube and then ran the dates for my LOT OF SPIRIT, which looks at career and overall life direction. It helps us break down our lives into chapters or story arcs where we have a build up period that involves laying the foundations for our future, before going into a peak activity period where things come into focus, and finally move into the last part of the story arc which is a continuation of our efforts to date. This story arc is repeated time and time again, sometimes with each story arc lasting 2-3 years (it depends on your natal chart). 

The peak activity dates line up with my CV, with the exact month & year for big shifts in my career. Sometimes down to the day, or even a few days difference (crazyyy). I was also thrown a curve ball in June and the specific day was highlighted ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿป‍♀️ 

A Case Study of Zodiacal Releasing 

If you have been reading my blog for a while (been doing it 11 years), you may be familiar with some of my big pivot points over the last decade or more. 

Whenever you see something circled in blue, that is a peak activity period. Though as Chris points out in his podcast, it could be a subjectively pleasant or unpleasant experience - but one with lots of activity. Below are highlights for Level 2 peaks: 




- October 2004: This date is memorable because it brought a number of changes on a personal level. I spent some time abroad and loved it. It gave me an idea of the life I wanted to create. But that wouldn’t fall into place until the next peak period in 2008. 

I took a marketing job at Frito Lay in Mexico ('05) where I was involved with sports, film and TV promos - it might be the most fun that I've had in a job. The sign on that Peak Period is LEO, which also happens to be my North Node (soul growth). Leo is a playful sign, full of fun. 

BTW, I’m not sure if we are supposed to interpret the Zodiac sign or just look at timings. I have yet to take the 18-hour zodiac releasing class. 
 
- August 2008: I left Frito Lay in August 2008 (!!!). I still have an email that I sent to the HR manager on the 11th of August telling him I'd drop off my parking pass that week. At the time, I planned on traveling for 5-6 months and returning to Mexico to start a marketing consultancy with two friends. The next few months I went to India, Nepal and other places. 

As luck would have it, I stopped in London for a weekend, where a friend told me about a work visa that foreigners could apply for if their job back home was highly skilled. This had been a dream of mine! I moved to London, where I was lucky to find a job at Johnson & Johnson. I stayed for four years, while exploring intuition and energy healing on the side (a big shift for me). This blog began in September 2010 (HERE). 

- January 2013: I quit my marketing job to become an Energy Healer, leaving the company at the end of January. My first book was published shortly after, A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love. I eventually moved back to Mexico. The next few years were interesting but rocky; it dawned on me that I wanted to focus on teaching but wasn't quite ready for that. Plus there is a difference between mastering the technical skills, shining a light on your ego / insecurities, and having a big picture awareness of how it all comes together. From 2016, I began experimenting with different ways to set up classes.

September 2017: There were two HUGE earthquakes in Mexico City that month. It was terrifying, honestly, but also beautiful in terms of how the city came together to pull through. I reached out to the yoga school where I'd been teaching and suggested a meditation fundraiser to help rebuild. The fundraiser was held on the 26th September 2017. This is when I finally found my footing with workshops and energy healing meditations. 

Since then I've had some changes — the pandemic has obviously thrown everyone a curve ball. Without going into too many details as this is already lengthy post, I had been planning on enrolling in a masters in counseling psychology this Fall. On the 25th of June 2021, the school that I still hope to attend decided not to open their campus, and I had to defer until next year. The L's are pivots. So that's that — it's eery how this technique fits. 

Philosophical Questions 

Chris Brennan, from The Astrology Podcast, raises a lot of questions around freewill and destiny. I feel that this technique can help us pinpoint high and low energy phases in our lives as well as pivot points. But ultimately the content of that life depends on the choices we make in a “choose your own adventure" sort of way, and on our willpower and actions taken. 

I’ve never been into predictions and feel that if we postpone taking action until the “right time,” we won’t get anywhere in life. That said, the dates in my Zodiac Release do line up with my past. This tool may be helpful for planning, and it's fascinating. 

➡️ Follow the link below to watch the podcast๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
      https://youtu.be/PBSLHj8ddBc

➡️ You can calculate your peak activity dates on the link below but it won’t make sense without the video (or at least part of it)! 
      https://zodiacalreleasing.net

If you’d prefer an intro to astrology, check out the Astrology Tab above ❤️

Reiki hugs, 

Regina 



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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as an Energy Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Blogging since 2010, Regina's passion is bringing the qualities of love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuits. 




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Monday, August 16, 2021

The Astrology of your Higher Self

Hi Chickpeas! I discovered something new yesterday and couldn't wait to share it with you. This is an intermediate astrology post and requires a basic knowledge of your astrology chart. If you are new to natal astrology or if you haven't seen your chart, you'll find a (long) introduction HERE

About twelve years ago I came across a book called Astrology for the Soul, by Jan Spiller. It looks at astrology as a path to happiness rather than a predictive tool. Jan focuses on the Nodes of the Moon. 

The theory is that we all have behaviors that we might have learned from our families (or in past lives) and that have become exaggerated; what once was a personal strength is overdone and it becomes a stumbling block in our lives. To get past this pattern, you are encouraged to do the opposite of what comes naturally to you. 

The Astrology of your Higher Self

What we need to outgrow to find happiness and satisfaction is represented by the South Node of the Moon; we become well rounded by consciously leaving behind the unhealthy traits of our South Node and leaning into the characteristics of our North Node. The two Signs are opposites on the Zodiac Wheel. 

For example, Virgo and Pisces are opposites. Pisces North Node is encouraged to go with the flow, to lean into their intuition, to develop compassion and to trust that the Universe will take care of their next steps. Virgo North Node is called to be pragmatic, to take care of herself and to double check plans before proceeding - providing a framework for the intuition and compassion that are already there. Two sides of the same coin. 

While we might feel very comfortable with our South Node, the North Node represents our biggest discomfort (but also the greatest potential for joy). Jan's book is fantastic. It goes through each sign in detail, along with tips on how to ease yourself into your North Node. Nevertheless, it is hard and I would highly recommend taking your North Node to a counseling psychologist and asking them to help you work through it ๐Ÿ’›

You can print out your natal chart at astro.com and join me on Instagram every Thursday for tips on how to read your chart. We are starting from scratch - looking at the different aspects of the psyche and our spiritual DNA through the astrology chart. The natal chart tells us about the human psyche; it is an invaluable tool for personal development. The more you work through the ins and outs of your natal chart, the easier it is for you to connect with your Higher Self and all of the wisdom, compassion and power that your soul has to offer! 



ReRouting Your Chart ๐Ÿ’œ

Yesterday I was fiddling around on astro.com, looking through the Extended Chart Selection and I saw something called the Draconic Zodiac as an option for chart drawings. Weird name, I know!

It's an astrology chart that is based on the Dragon's Head & Tail (another name for the Moon's Nodes). This is the big discovery: the Draconic Chart is said to map out your Higher or Spiritual Self’s astrology chart, taking the point of the North Node in your natal chart as 'zero degrees Aries' and going from there. 

The planets stay in the same Houses, but the Zodiac signs move in the Draconic chart. My natal Sun is in Aquarius and my Natal Moon is in Capricorn - my Draconic Sun is in Virgo with the D-Moon in LEO. I have always felt like I needed a LEO Moon to thrive and it turns out that on a soul level, I have a Leo Moon! 

That Leo energy feels like it is just out of reach and funny enough, the past few years I have been meditating to connect with my Higher Self and with the Zodiac sign of Leo. The more I meditate with Leo energy, for example by connecting with the Sun or Moon when they transit Leo, the more familiar and accessible that energy feels. 

The Moon circles through the Zodiac every month; we can piggyback on its transits to connect with the Zodiac sign that we want to integrate and activate. The Moon in Leo gives us confidence, creativity and charisma, while the Moon in Water signs such as Cancer or Scorpio give us empathy and intuition, etc. 

Integrating What Is Hidden 

The Moon represents our emotions, what gives us security and to an extent, the unconscious. When we work with astrology we bring all of that to the surface in a way that empowers us. The Draconic Chart takes the Moon's North Node as a starting point for personal growth. 

Jan Spiller's books were an awesome introduction to astrology and I keep coming back to them even 12 years later. Astrology for the Soul looks at the North Node, and then her later book on Spiritual Astrology points to your purpose and the lessons that we are able to share with others, consciously or unconsciously. The latter can be found in our prenatal eclipses; mine is in Leo. 

That Higher Self Moon in Leo comes in handy - it's funny that this light switched on just now when my Progressed Moon has found its way into LEO! 

I asked for tips in a wonderful Facebook group and had two suggestions: the first was to look at how your Natal and Draconic charts overlap, especially looking at House placements in your Natal Chart (this had been my feeling too!) For example, Leo is in the 3rd House of my natal chart. My Draconic Moon will shine through that third house, impulsing all of the 3rd House themes. I also loved seeing my Draconic Mars & Jupiter in Aries - pushing through the 11th House of community and friendship. What it means, still not sure lol.

The second was a book recommendation: The Draconic Chart by Pamela Crane. 

How does this apply this to personal growth? I am new to Draconic Astrology, but if your Higher (Spiritual) Self complements your Human Self, it makes sense to compare the two, similar to relationships. For example, if your D-Sun is in Scorpio, look for Scorpio in your Natal Chart and see where Scorpio shines (in what House). The idea is for your Higher Self to empower your Human Self. We can align with our Higher Self and bring it's light and power to our lives in many ways - chakra meditations might be an easier way to go ๐Ÿ˜…

Hope this made some sense! If astrology is new to you, you'll find an introduction HERE and I will be posting about the basics of astrology on Insta every Thursday. We have to learn to read our natal astrology chart (birth chart) before looking at the Draconic chart or it won't make sense. If you'd like to sneak a peak at your Draconic Chart, have a look at your Draconic Sun Sign. It just might be the Lighthouse that guides you! 

Please reach out on Instagram if you have questions or comments! 

Reiki hugs, 

Regina 

Ps ... The Draconic Zodiac is available at astro.com under Extended Chart Selection, where we choose between Tropical, Sidereal and Draconic. Most Western Astrologers are Tropical, which is based on the Seasons.


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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as an Energy Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Blogging since 2010, Regina's passion is bringing the qualities of love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuits. 






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Friday, August 6, 2021

The Muse Tarot Deck: Are You Ready to Dive into the Unknown?

There is a tarot meme going around where your favorite tarot deck is the last one to make it into your collection, and while that may be true, the past year I discovered two decks that will remain favorites for many years to come: The Lightseer's Tarot and The Muse Tarot, both by an artist called Chris Anne. 

You may have heard of The Lightseer's Deck - it was a big release in the tarot community. I love that it prompts us to work with shadow and light in healing ourselves, but the one that I have been drawn to most is The Muse TarotFor one, I love that the suit of Pentacles is illustrated with flowers, an apt metaphor for prosperity filling us with love, beauty and with a solid community in the 10 of Pents, not just material things. We also need a bit of Fire (Sunlight) and Water for things to flourish, as discussed below!

The past year or so I have been lucky to be surrounded by bugambilias in many shades of pink and orange. These flowers represent joy and life blooming under the sunshine; they always remind me of this deck. 

The Muse Tarot gives guidance on how to create a joyful life, while reminding us that the task requires a mix of Fire (Inspiration and Action), Water (Emotions), Materials (Planting seeds that bloom) and Air (clarity). I love that it's filled with bright pink flowers. Coincidentally, the cover of Chakra Healing & Magick is a flower mandala and if you've read the book, it looks at healing the Aura through the four Suits / Elements in a tarot deck. 

Ready to Step Into The Unknown?

Last month I pulled two Muse Tarot cards and asked my Facebook community to choose the one that they were drawn to. One was revealed, the other hidden. Do we stay with what we know or take a gamble on something new in life? The cards are part of a flow, both of the energies are necessary in our lives but the one we choose will tell us where work is needed. 

On the left we had The Star card, visible for all to see. It is one of my favorite tarot cards because it points us towards the heavens where we can gain insight on our life path, including love, joy and heart fulfillment. It also relates to hopes, wishes and dreams. This card shows lots of promise but it is up in the air, how do we ground that potential in our daily lives? 

By stepping into the UKNOWN ๐ŸŒŸ


The second card in the reading was the Four of Materials (traditionally the Pentacles). Here we see a woman who sits and hugs the material comforts that give her a sense of security (flowers in this deck), but just above her is a beautiful pink flower that she can’t see and that is much bigger than the ones she is afraid to release. Today my intuition points me to the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, upon which the original Rider-Waite Smith Tarot deck was designed. 

The four lower spheres or flowers relate to the Human Self with all of our quirks, loves and insecurities. The fifth sphere up from the bottom is where we begin to connect with our Higher Self and its beauty & power. The Higher Self is also the Guiding Star in the card on the left. 

The message is that reaching for our Higher Self and the doors that it opens for us involves stepping out of our comfort zone - or in my case, being dragged out lol. One of my first Kabbalah teachers used to say our biggest joy was on the other side of our biggest fear, this combination of cards speaks to that! 

Here is an Introduction to the Tree of Life - it can be seen on a cosmic level as 10 spheres of energy, but also on a personal level with the bottom sphere is under your feet and the top sphere is on your crown chakra. The middle sphere of Beauty aligns with the Heart & Solar Plexus Chakras. These energies are all active in our unconscious and we can work with tarot and with psychology to access them. 

Reiki hugs, 

Regina 


Ps.... Both of these decks complement the tools in Chakra Healing & Magick perfectly. There are lots of knockoffs online so I added the official websites below. Please note, I am not an affiliate and will not earn a commission.  

> The Muse Tarot Deck / The Lightseer's Deck 





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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as an Energy Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Blogging since 2010, Regina's passion is bringing the qualities of love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuits. 



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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Learn to Read Your Astrology Chart (& Heal Yourself)

The past few years I have been combining energy healing and angel intuition with astrology. The Angels and energy healing were introduced in Chakra Healing & Magick, the stars add a new layer.

One of the first things that I look at in a natal chart is the balance of Elements and what might be missing. The angels help us blend and activate the Elements of Fire, Earth, Water and Air as we tap into our full potential, giving us the qualities of inspired action, groundedness, empathy and a mind that is clear and flexible.

The idea is to work with the natal chart as a roadmap for personal growth. The next few months I'll be covering the basics of an astrology chart on Instagram each Thursday, along with healing tips. 



Astrology can be complex; the #AstroPizza helps us make sense of the chart. 

Let’s think of an astrology chart as a pizza with 12 slices. Each slice (HOUSE) represents a part of your life. The type of cheese (ZODIAC Sign) on each slice tells us how that part of your life will taste to you, based on your time of birth. Lastly, the number of jalapeรฑos or pepperoni in each slice (PLANETS) indicates how intense a part of your life will be. If a slice has no jalapeรฑos it still has flavor, but we might be drawn to spicier slices. Too many jalapeรฑos and we might stay away. 

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป The 12 Houses are always in the same place but the Zodiac rotates twice daily. Below you'll see the House numbers on the grey circle in the center, with the Zodiac on the outer rim (Sagittarius is circled). The black icons represent the Planets; they move with the Zodiac Wheel.   


The Planets and Zodiac Signs in a given House (or Slice) tell us how we experience that part of our lives. Just to give you an example, the 1st House is how we see and present ourselves to the world (identity), 2nd is belongings, income and self worth, 4th is home life, 7th is marriage & partnerships, 10th is career, 12th is the unconscious & past lives. The Zodiac circles through each chart based on your time of birth, and the houses bring it down to Earth (relevant for you). 

The natal chart tells us where our strengths lie, where we can thrive, but also where we trip ourselves up. The idea is to become aware of stumbling blocks so that we can avoid them, whether it's at work or in a relationship. This is where energy healing comes into play; we work with the Aura on mental (beliefs), emotional and Spiritual levels, clearing the weight that those patterns carry. This was covered in Chakra Healing & Magick, along with intuition tips to guide us. 

We will cover Natal Astrology over the next few months, with a focus on energy healing. We kick off with the angels that will be our guides and teammates! You'll need two books to follow along; have a look at this Instagram post to get started and print your natal chart at Astro com. Your time of birth is on your birth certificate. Print out your Chart at: www.astro.com/cgi/ade.cgi?

Please share with friends, the more the merrier!

Reiki hugs, 

Regina ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•


ps ... Chakra Healing & Magick is available worldwide HERE





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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as an Energy Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Blogging since 2010, Regina's passion is bringing the qualities of love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuits. 


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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Do Spiritual Beliefs Influence our Mental Health?

Last May I signed up for an environmental psychology class with Professor Jeffrey Kiehl at Pacifica Graduate Institute. The sustainability side was fascinating but what I enjoyed most was the introduction to Jungian and depth psychology. 

We looked at the effect that unconscious archetypes have on mental health at a group level and how these archetypes are expressed in religions, narratives and cultural identities. 


Our spiritual beliefs play a big role in how we connect with the unconscious, with each other and with the planet. 

For example, ancient belief systems often attributed certain behaviors to the influence of gods and goddesses like Venus, Mars or Cupid. When a person acted out that part of their psyche in a way that was disfunctional or disruptive (maybe too much jealousy, fear or ambition), they had a conceptual framework that could be used to describe how they were feeling as well as clarity on what needed healing. If my competitive nature got the best of me, I could easily say “I am being influenced by Mars, and I need to do something about it” 

Whether we saw that Mars energy as external and supernatural, or internal and subconscious didn’t matter. Only that we worked through those feelings. The rise of monotheistic religions has had the unintended consequence of eliminating this pathway to healing and integrating the psyche; as we learned in class, the world has actually seen a rise in psychological and emotional problems. 

This isn’t to say that everyone needs to be pagan or polytheistic. I personlly feel that most religious beliefs were meant to be symbolic and not literal, connecting with a Higher Power through our imagination and our intuition. But the mental health tendency does highlight a need to connect with the psyche and the unconscious. We can do this with energy healing, art therapy and tarot. Astrology also gives us a way to explore the unconscious and our emotional lives. 

Obviously counseling works! After thinking about it for eight years, I have finally decided to apply to a masters degree in counseling psychology with an emphasis on Jung. In time I hope to combine counseling with the energy healing techniques in my books

Reiki hugs, 

Regina 


ps ... If you are interested in sustainability, professor Kiehl has a book called Facing Climate Change that expands on the themes from class. To the dismay of scientists everywhere, apparently the parts of the brain that are involved in decision-making are emotional, not rational. You could share facts for 140 years without getting much of a response. We need to think about empathy, storytelling an community-building. 


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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as an Energy Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Blogging since 2010, Regina's passion is bringing the qualities of love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuits. 



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