I'm reading Caroline Myss's recent book, Defy Gravity, in which she explores the myths and truths about spontaneous self-healing. This passage (page 20) took my breath away -- it is such a powerful truth:
"Consider that we are living at a major turning point in the history of humanity, a time of great crisis and great opportunity. It may be unreasonable to imagine that you can make a difference to a world in crisis based on how you undertake undertake your own healing, yet I believe this to be true. It makes no sense to our logical minds that as we heal, the whole of life heals. Yet the power of one mustard seed can move a mountain; the power of one clear light does illuminate the darkness; the power of a person devoted to truth becomes a channel for healing grace that benefits all humanity. No matter what you heal within yourself, from a negative thought to a progressive cancer, the very act of healing has in some way made a difference to everyone on the planet. It is a truth that goes beyond the bounds of ordinary reason, but so does all mystical truth, and that is why such truth has the power to heal."
Just a couple of days ago my Reiki studio landlord told me that he can no longer afford to carry me at the generously reduced rent he'd been offering. For someone like me, just beginning to build a practice, losing my space could be a death knell. But it isn't. In fact, I see all sorts of opportunities arising.
First, the fact that the landlord is getting "lots of calls" about renting office space is encouraging. We are bouncing back from the economic recession -- maybe not as quickly as we'd like, but steadily. As inexorably as the daffodils and crocuses that are popping up in my back yard.
Next, I have at least three options for relocating. Each one will involve some adjustment in sharing space (and I was getting very used to being able to come and go as I pleased at my current location). At the same time, there are unexplored opportunities for synergy: I can reinforce an existing Reflexology practice, help a newly minted Reiki master build a practice, or infuse new energy into a chiropractic clinic. And of course, each one involves brushing up on all those marketing skills I've honed over the last 25+ years. (A whole different kind of energy.)
No matter which option plays out, there is movement -- and that's exciting! The essence of energy medicine is returning to balance -- unblocking the meridian channels and chakras that have been stopped up. But arriving at balance is not a static thing. The body, just like the earth and the entire cosmos, is always changing, so we are always fine-tuning our sense of balance.
And Energy Dancing in Balance will soon be dancing in a new dance hall.
Christin Whittington is a practitioner of energy medicine – helping people restore balance in their bodies, their health and their lives using a combination of Reiki, Reflexology, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Qi Gong and herbal medicine.