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Our bodies know how to heal themselves. A broken bone knits itself together, skin regenerates itself underneath a protective scab, neural pathways in the brain can rewire themselves. Pretty standard stuff you say? Yes, we've become quite nonchalant. But if you take a moment to think about it, our body's ability to heal itself is actually quite amazing.
Who's in control of this healing? The doctor? Doctors prescribe the most effective medication available, dispense the most current advice, then wait to see how a body responds. Some bodies respond with healing, some don't. No, I don't think the doctor is in control.
What about energy healers? Are they in control of the physical healing by manipulating your energy? Again, the answer is "no". If you come across an energy healer who tells you otherwise run away....fast.
A good energy healer recognizes she doesn't control anything. Using her intention, she allows your body's natural healing to take place. That's all there is to it. Modalities, like sound healing and Reiki for example, are tools healers use to assist with focusing their intent. Using these tools without intention is like trying to drive a car without wheels - you're not going to get anywhere.
I recently attended a talk given by Simon Hay, Soul Healer , an Australian on business in the U.S. Thanks to host Evita Ochel of Evolving Beings Simon crossed the border into Canada where I heard him speak. He is an amazing healer/regular guy who teaches that every one of us is a healer. According to Simon:
"Healing is attention without direction. When I’m healing, spirit reminds me that I’m not in control. My only purpose is to be attentive. My intention is to heal, not heal something, or heal this way. This allows me to see what’s happening and not create the outcome. We’ve forgotten that our bodies can self-heal." The rest of his article can be read here.
In the world of energy healing, when it comes to control, less always results in more.