Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The Astrology of Compassion & Self-Healing

A few weeks ago I had an intuitive reading from a fellow healer who told me that I had to work on forgiveness. I have been receiving that same message in my daily meditations, but I can't say that I am mad at anyone or anything so I had no idea what that meant. 

So I asked my friend for clarification and her answer was that I had to forgive myself, be less critical of myself. I laughed nervously, and as my tutor at The College of Psychic Studies used to say, if we give an angel message and the person has a bout of nervous laughter, well done! 

The message was spot on but I'd never thought of it that way; I do have a tendency to be critical of myself, focusing on what I (and sometimes others) could have done better in any situation. It's not fun to be around! 

Natal Astrology could make it easy for me to blame that tendency on the three big planets that I have in the perfectionist sign of Virgo. But from a self-healing point of view, the idea is to spot character traits that become defects when exaggerated, and to soften those traits. 

Virgo Aside: My initial reaction was to think that I should have been thorough and asked for clarification in my daily meditation. 

So how do I go about forgiving myself??? My favorite tools are Energy Healing and angel meditations. I usually ask Archangel Michael to send the angel or guide who can help me heal and release the issue that I am working on, as discussed in both of my energy healing books

I was surprised to see that Archangel Gabriel turned up. In my mind he was the archangel of pregnancies, intuition and communication, but then I remembered a lecture that I attended at the Kabbalah Centre years ago. The speaker referred to Archangel Gabriel as the angel of judgement in Judaism. Since then I have discovered that he can help us clear and release judgements that have been unfairly placed on us - in this instance, judging myself. 

The past month I have been connecting with Archangel Gabriel to release that critical tendency and honestly, I feel so much better! Coincidentally, Gabriel is also the Angel of Water, which includes the compassionate sign of Pisces. When we talk about healing with astrology, this all-forgiving Water sign sits opposite Virgo on the Zodiac wheel. Water can be used to integrate and heal both polarities so that neither is exaggerated; we need discernment and compassion. 

Here is a meditation to connect with Archangel Gabriel (link). We are in the month of Virgo until the 23rd of September; he can help us balance the Virgo/Pisces polarity so that we can be loving, forgiving and non-judgemental perfectionists. This leaves room for healing and personal growth. In Spiritual Astrology, Jan Spiller identifies non-judgemental perfectionism as the remedy for the three planets that were in Virgo when I was born, especially taskmaster Saturn. 

Healing with Astrology

If you are new to astrology, the natal chart takes a snapshot of the sky at the moment of our birth and tells us how that energy influences our feelings, beliefs and attitudes. 

The Sun Sign depends on the month of birth but the rest of the planets can be in different signs. So you could be born in April, for example, and not feel like an Aries personality - this is one of the reasons why horoscopes can be hit or miss. My Aquarius Sun is more or less outweighed by the three planets that were in Virgo when I was born. You could say that I am an Aquarius with a strong slant in the Virgo healing/perfectionist direction. 

Stay tuned for more on astrology! In the meantime, the foundation steps of energy healing and intuition are in my book, Chakra Healing & Magick

Reiki hugs, 

Regina 


> A related post on the Mechanics of Forgiveness 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, August 26, 2020

The Archangels of Balance, Blessings and Infinite Love

For five years I have hoped that The College of Psychic Studies would offer online classes and finally, they have! Moving to London in 2009 turned out to be one of the greatest adventures of my life, mostly because I stumbled across this fantastic school where we learned to access our intuition through the chakras. This led me down the rabbit hole experience that I have been blogging about for ten years, including Energy Healing, Angel Mediumship, Tarot and Astrology. 

There are dozens of classes at the College but I was feeling nostalgic and signed up for Angel Intuition (the same course of study that I took for about three years), which was amazing as one of my former classmates now teaches at the College! Her name is Liesl Duffy, and for those of you who want to learn from scratch, she is highly recommended. Liesl introduced us to four archangels, some of whom I had heard of, some I hadn't: 

  • Archangel Dokiel: This is the one I feel is most necessary now because of the intense stress and upheaval that we are going through on a global level. Dokiel is not an angel that we would typically call on, as he is the angel of balance, order and harmony on a more universal level. When I connected with him in one of our intuitive meditations I got the clear sense that he is a cosmic surgeon who works with matter and light. He helps us create order, harmony and balance for ourselves and our communities. In the meditation I felt like we can team up with Archangel Dokiel in intuitive meditations by visualizing the entire planet in front of us (imagining yourself in a dark room with the Earth in front of you) and visualizing it in gold, blue and green, in perfect harmony. As we have discussed earlier on the blog, we always ground, clear and shield our personal energy before connecting with the Archangels. This keeps us clear of environmental factors, especially anyone else's thoughts or feelings as that can interfere with our intuition. If you are new to energy healing, download Chapter 1 from Chakra Healing & Magick HERE. The book covers the energy healing and intuition techniques that I use daily 💕
  • Archangel Gadiel - This beautiful angel's name literally means "God is my Wealth" and he helps us heal emotional and spiritual blocks to wealth. As discussed in Chakra Healing & Magick, the Heart Chakra is the gateway for all of the abundance that we receive from the upper realms and I was really pleased to hear Liesl refer to Archangel Gadiel's definition of abundance as Heart Prosperity. Think of all the qualities that make your cup overflow - they likely go far beyond financial needs to include love, friendship and health. We can work with Archangel Gadiel and with other archangels to release all inner blocks and beliefs that keep us from experiencing that Heart Prosperity. In class Liesl talked about infinite joy and heart prosperity being accessed with Archangel Gadiel's help. In personal meditations I have felt that he helps me get a sense of the Unity Chakra, which sits at the top of the Auric Field. However we have to ground ourselves and work with personal healing on a much deeper level before we access this particular chakra; it is part of the transpersonal chakra system (phase two in energy healing). But we can connect with Archangel Gadiel at anytime to heal and open the Heart Chakra. 
  • Archangel Barachiel is part of the Eastern Orthodox tradition in Christianity. His name refers to blessings. Barachiel helps us move towards a state of gratitude so that we find silver linings if we are going through a tough time, and so that we don't lose sight of our many blessings if we are OK but somehow dissatisfied. His (or her) energy feels just wonderful. I have only just begun to connect with Archangel Barachiel. 
  • Archangel Gamaliel is the angel of rewards and I get the feeling that he can help us pay it forward, as well as bringing us to a place where we get what we 'deserve' - and all of us deserve to be happy, fulfilled, healthy and enjoying peace and stability. 
It feels like a huge disconnect to talk about health and prosperity when we are in the middle of a global pandemic, but I believe the archangels are here to help us visualize the type of world and stability that we can create if we humans work together. As I have mentioned before, the angels are not fairy god-mothers in the Disney sense, but we can ask for guidance on how to rise above challenges. They will always fill us with energy healing, love and confidence so that we can release fear, insecurity and exhaustion - as being human isn't always easy... 

A Book on Love 

In meditation, the message that keeps coming through is that the world needs a lot of love right now. My friend and fellow teacher Liesl Duffy has just published a book of poems on love, no doubt inspired in part by Archangel Chamuel. Follow the links to Amazon USA and Amazon UK (or Amazon in your country) to read it. Liesl is a wonderful teacher, healer and author.  



And of course if you'd like to connect with the archangels it is good to know the intuition basics. You'll find this in Chakra Healing & Magick, now available globally in the Bookstore HERE. 

Guided meditations can be found on Youtube below. 

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. 

 



Saturday, May 16, 2020

What is Energy Healing?

This blog covers energy healing and psychic development through the Chakras. I have summarized the basics below; have a look! ❤️ Regina 

What is Energy Healing?

Energy Healing takes into account the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of health & wellness. It relies on an intuitive connection with the body as well spiritual energy which is channeled through the Aura and Chakras, whirling through their themes and experiences. This aligns us with a sense of peace and flow in life.  

The technique itself is simple, relying on Intention and visualization to activate the flow of energy. Below you will find an intro to the Energy Body and a meditation.




Please Note: Energy Healing is complementary to medical care, not alternative. 


The Human Aura

The Aura is the energy field that surrounds our body. You may be able to feel it as heat emanating from the physical body and there are now special cameras that are able to photograph it. Beyond this, we also know that there are layers to the Aura and each of these stores particular experiences and information. 

There are at least 12 layers to the Aura, but to keep it simple, we can think of 4 big layers:

- The Physical:  This Aura layer is closest to the human body and extends for up to a couple inches. Our physical symptoms are often present in the physical aura layer. For example, as a healer I may feel a lot of heat or tingly sensations over a client's right knee. If I mention this to the client after the session they often tell me that they are recovering from surgery, or fell down, etc.  

- The Emotional:  A former colleague asked about the Aura; does it change color and shape and wouldn't that relate to our moods? Yes! That is correct, the emotional Aura layer is partially responsible for that. The feelings we have about our life and experiences are stored in the emotional Aura layer. Empaths perceive other people’s emotions through this Aura layer - it is good to clear and shield the Aura so that we do not take on their issues. 

- The Mental:  Our thoughts, beliefs and ideas are stored in the mental Aura layer. As a healer, I may suspect that a client spends a lot of time worrying or analyzing because my hands feel the buzz when they are scanning this layer. Especially around the head. People with lot of clutter on the mental Aura layer have been known to complain of headaches. Energy Healing on a mental level refers to clearing of limiting beliefs and perspectives, as well as general stress relief.

- The Spiritual:  This layer is linked to the Crown Chakra, which connects us to our Higher Self and God. We heal on a soul level and connect with our spirit through this part of the Aura. Healing it has an effect on the inner layers, especially the Mental and Emotional Aura. This is where the Transpersonal Chakras can be found, which take our awareness beyond the physical and human realms to feel a connection with nature, the animal kingdom and the spiritual world.



The Aura 


The Chakras

I am going to keep this short and sweet as I've written an entire book on the Chakras (read it here). Chakras are energy centres in our auric field that run through our body front to back, extending about 3 feet in either direction when fully activated. In resting mode, the Chakras sit closer to the physical body. The fluidity of our Chakras is influenced by our thoughts, actions, and experiences. Our Chakras also filter the energy that we send out into the world, and the energy that we take in. Each of our Chakras is linked to a different life function and a specific set of organs. 

  • The Crown Chakra is our connection to Spirit, God, and intuitive guidance. It extends upwards out of the top of your head. When it opens you may feel a prickly sensation on your scalp.
  • The Brow Chakra is linked to the mind, also our sight, thoughts, and analytical capabilities. It is level with your forehead and sits perpendicular to your spine. Clairvoyance and imagination relate to this Chakra.
  • The Throat Chakra should be easy to locate! It has to do with communication and governs both our listening and speaking skills. A well developed and protected Throat Chakra will also help you hear your angels and guides. 
  • The Heart Chakra is our centre of love, both romantic and platonic or familiar. A healthy Heart Chakra will enable you to feel loved, supported and cared for in this world. It is also the gateway for abundance, receiving and sharing it. 
  • Solar Plexus Chakra: I love this Chakra! It is linked to the ego, but it is also linked our personality. The Solar Plexus holds our personal identity, and that is a wonderful aspect that needs to be celebrated and encouraged. It is our center of power and outwards focus. Too much SP can also be a problem though so don't let it go wild.  =)
  • The Sacral Chakra is linked to our creative drive and passion in the world, as well as our sense of abundance. It is connected to the emotional Aura layer and is the Chakra through which we have energetic and/or emotional exchanges with other people. This is the center of passion and everything that we have an appetite for. Empaths who feel other's pain too easily may put on weight here as a physical form of protection. Where is it? The tummy!
  • The Root Chakra is linked to community, safety, grounding, and feelings of economic and material stability. It is located at the base of the spine and runs down through your legs if you are in standing position.
  • The Earth Star Chakra is likely my favorite. If you are sitting or standing, you'll find it about 10 inches below your feet in the ground. Traditionally seen as brown or black in color, it connects us with Mother Earth and makes it easier for us to feel spiritual energy in plants, rivers, crystals and other natural elements. The higher realms open up to us when we connect with the Earth Star as it gives much needed grounding. 

Below is a rough guide of where they are located:







Living from the Heart... 

On a subconscious level we each tend to keep our energy in a particular part of the body. People who overthink things spend a lot of time in the Brow Chakra. This won't necessarily lead to the right answer. People who see life clearly are gifted with a well developed and clear Brow Chakra. Things just make sense. For things to make sense, we may need to adopt an impartial frame of mind. And hopefully one in which we are also attuned to that higher guidance from our guides, angels, and Higher Self. Most of the books and classes I've taken point to the Heart Chakra as the "right" place to be centered. Our Heart Chakra is directly linked to our Crown Chakra which gives us that access, but also our Root Chakra which keeps us connected to earthly matters. 

To center from the Heart, visualize pink or green light in your Heart Chakra and send a ray of light down to the center of the Earth. See and feel it connecting with a Rose Quartz and let that crystal’s energy flow up to meet you. Wrap yourself in that loving energy - bringing your Aura close around your body. Send any excess feelings or emotions into the ground.

Getting Started

This meditation will guide you through the chakra clearing process. Enjoy, and follow the links below to Chakra Healing & Magick, my latest book 💖💖💖




When we become intuitive, we are more likely to feel other people's emotions. The good news is we don't need to worry about that as long as we are grounded, centered in our Heart Chakras and shielded. Read the book to join me on this adventure; it is available on Amazon below (and through the Kindle app for iPad readers) 💕

Brasil UK ~ Spain ~ France Japan ~Singapore




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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Friday, April 10, 2020

The Indian & Tibetan River of Buddhism (Class Review)


Before we dive into our latest topic I wanted to mention that I uploaded a meditation to Instagram and Facebook. It only lasts 2 minutes and walks us through grounding through the Heart Chakra.  Please try it out and feel free to share with friends as the technique is very simple. 

I am enrolled in an online class at Columbia University called The Indian & Tibetan River of Buddhism. Signed up when quarantine began and I am glad I did. The class is taught by Dr Robert Thurman - one of the founders of Tibet House in NYC and Uma's dad. I am enjoying it. We are only on the second week but I wanted to share it now as you will still be able to sign up

So far we have covered the history of Buddhism: what society, culture and government were like 2600 years ago and why the Buddha's approach to happiness, compassion and freedom from the hierarchy of caste systems was appealing to so many. It also feels like a lot of the concepts are relevant today, especially the study of the nature of reality and how we can find happiness.  



The class looks at the concepts of Dharma (as far as I can tell, a search for truth), the Eightfold Path and how these lay the groundwork for enlightenment through meditation. If I understood correctly, to become enlightened is to have your human mind grow to the point where it becomes obvious that we are interconnected and that personal gain is an illusion. When someone else hurts or is in pain, a part of us is in pain and doesn't know it. 

Before we are aligned with the collective's happiness as a win-win scenario, we have to work on our inner selves and find our own happiness - which isn’t necessarily dependent on external factors. It also helps to have an understanding of what it means for everyone to win.  

This made me think about why it is important to heal ourselves, working through feelings of anger, doubt or unhappiness -  and to express those feelings by journaling or other means, rather than suppressing them. To quote Professor Thurman:

 

"Only a self-fulfilled truly happy person can embrace the happiness of others as his or her own heart-felt goal"

The other thing that I loved about Professor Thurman's class is his interpretation of meditation in one of the last steps of the Eightfold Path. When the texts speak of meditation, the translation is not just to meditate / concentrate - but to bring into (your) Being the quality that you are meditating on. This resonates 100% from an Energy Healing point of view and from an intuition point of view because whenever I have tried to connect with Buddha, I kept getting the message to meditate on Happiness and I didn't know that that meant  😅



Buddhism also emphasizes love, compassion and impartiality - though it is not selfish to want to be happy, as I once had to remind myself. Please join me in meditating on health and happiness. Start by grounding yourself so that it is easier to relax; here  is a PDF guide. 

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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