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Saturday, December 10, 2011

To Tell the Truth





Scientist and shaman use a different language to tell the same story.  Both are truth spoken from a different perspective.

Current popular ideas in theoretical physics are attempting to explain the energy in the universe.  String theory tells us that unimaginably tiny vibrating strings of energy (in nine different dimensions!) are the building blocks for every particle of matter.  Another theory tells us we live not in a uni-verse but a multi-verse, an unimaginably giant place that has an infinite and ever growing number of universes contained within it.  The scientists tell us the mathematics behind these two theories support each other.  Trouble is, they don't currently have a way to test and prove these theories.  Until they do, their ideas can't be considered hard science.  But that doesn't stop those scientists from continuing their research.  They toil away, hoping that in a hundred years or so we'll have a method to prove their theories right.

We need the same kind of determined patience in the field of the healing energy arts.  While a limited amount of science has been applied to measure healing outcomes (e.g. reduced blood pressure) we have no objective way of proving the theory behind the healing.   To tell the truth, I really don't know why Reiki and Shamballa work.  What I have received as explanation are the centuries-old stories passed from master to student.  But from experience I do know it works, and I will keep using it to heal people while I wait for the scientists to figure things out.  In the meantime, I have the language of the Shaman.




8 comments:

  1. Isn't this very much like the mind over matter thing? Most of us know that we somewhat control (some believe we totally control) our bodies with out minds. We are capable of making ourselves ill with worry and stress and equally capable of healing ourselves with a calm mind. That is my truth.

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  2. @Jo - Yes it is very much the same thing. Our thoughts create subtle energy which then affects our bodies in either a positive or negative way. I really look forward to the day when scientists can quantify this for us!

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  3. I know I'm a pretty imaginative person, but I'm also a bit of a skeptic. In my blog I wrote about how our experiences, therefore our truths, differ. I've practiced Tai Chi and felt the ball of energy between my hands. I have no explanation for it. My daughter is a Reiki practitioner, and she used it to heal my tennis elbow. Nothing else had worked. I didn't know she was doing it; I only knew that she held her hands over me for a minute or two, them touched them to my elbow and they were HOT. And my elbow got hot. In a few more weeks, the pain was gone. I have no explanation, but that's my experience and my reality.

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  4. @angelaparsonmyers - thank you so much for sharing your personal healing experience. The really neat thing about Reiki is you don't have to "believe" in it for it to work. So to all you skeptics out there: give it a try! :)

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  5. There are lots of things that are decidedly true, yet without 'logical' explanation. That doesn't make them any less true of valuable.

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  6. I think there are some things in this world that we just aren't meant to understand. It is what it is and it is for us to accept or not. Sure it is nice to know things, but we don't have to know everything because the knowledge changes nothing.

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  7. @Ruth - Despite all the amazing healing I've seen take place through Reiki, some days my inner skeptic still surfaces. While you are right that it wouldn't change a thing about the way I do Reiki, a little more understanding would help me drown that pesky inner skeptic once and for all!

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