A 1992 Reiki class, is where I learnt the real-time possibility to heal from a distance. I was obviously, much younger with a fairly narrow view of the world. Although, I definitely would not have agreed with you then. Yeah Growth!!! (insert cheeky wink here)
I fell away from the practice of distance healing when I was fully immersed in private in-person sessions. I also lost my confidence in my ability to perform distance work. Hello, Shadow my old friend. The pandemic, and overwhelming messages to isolate, gave me the gift of time to challenge my limiting patterns. I re-examined my tools, dusted off my “across space and time” mentality, and set to work to kick that low energy mindset to the curb!! And for good!!
Many of us, during this time, have come into close contact with our various shadows and limits, bumping up against what has controlled our lives, unconsciously and consciously. If you are reading this it is quite likely you have tried different ways to heal, whatever form that took for you.
We don’t usually take on our shadow unless it is absolutely necessary. Necessity can be a catalyst to force new awareness & change. In this place of shifting and changing ~ intention and awareness to follow the trajectory of the intention, is essential to any healing work done.
One technique I use is pictured below. The items I choose to place on the body all relate to an issue involving one of all of the bodies – physical, mental, spiritual, emotional & ancestral. I use both my intuition and my knowledge of the properties of what I work with, to choose who I ask to help.
Before I set anything into place I smudge my outline. While smudging I call out the name of the person I am working with. I call in either four or six directions. If there are identified and specified ancestral wounds, curses, or other scars, I will definitely call all six directions. I smudge the pieces I am using before I place them on the outline. I set my pieces on the outline. This can take some time, depending on how the energies flow together. Once I am done I will use my feathers and smudge to clear away my energy and my presence, allowing room for Spirit and intentions set, to do the work.
Shells are an invitation to Mudjekeewis, Great Bear Spirit Keeper of the West, and to Yemaya Ocean Mother. Shells can invite water to wash away debris from all of the bodies. West touches all three worlds. The depth of the underworld, the mystical and magical middle world & the ancestral sky wisdom.
River Stones in the belly flow are very old, bringing with them the energy of hundreds of medicine wheel creations. The river of energy clears and cleans the roots of unconscious wounds and patterns. I see them flowing through the blockages stashed in secret places of the unconscious self. The second intention brings the energy of the Medicine Wheel, giving stability and awakens the strength of the 1st and 2nd chakras, purging the dead roots and living poisonous roots alike.
Different clear(ish) quartz chunks and points help the upper chakras, beginning with the heart, to awaken and clear away debris, and often, locked energies in the throat, chest and can include the intuitive eye. The second effect intended is to revitalize the wounded parts of the bodies. Quartz can stabilize energy patterns that have been disrupted.
Smokey quartz on the feet brings more strength to the root chakra, dispersing fear and shadows. I ask the smokiness to allure the shadow bits floating about, to move into it & embraced until it is cleansed under the next new moon. I feel calmness and stability when I handle them, this energy I bring to the feet. The second intention, after it helps to clear, the returning energy brings emotional calmness, that can relieve stress and anxiety.
Guanyin is the Buddhist bodhisattva associated with compassion but her name actually means: “The One Who Perceives the Sounds of the World”, as one who joiks to connect to Spirit, she speaks directly to me. She sits upon a thousand leaf lotus, in her left hand is a vessel said to contain pure water, and in her right, draped over her knee is a mala. I have wringed her lotus with a bracelet of smoky quartz. She sits on the right shoulder to speak to the wound there, both physical and emotional. Providing a voice of compassion to a driven person, reminding them of their promise to slow down and self-care.
The rattle I use to enliven & awaken the sacred body, while the voice of the rattle calls out to Spirit, my intention. I rattle over each individual piece, as much as space allows, while whistling. I have used whistles to speak to the spirits of all my friends I have gathered for our sacred work together. Animism in action. Rattles shake up the energy body, loosening the stuck pieces and giving some room for energy to travel between this world (mundane) and that world (sacred).
I encourage you to share this with your friends. If you are new, practice with someone you trust and test yourself. Push up against yourself, put to rest those pesky preconceived notions you hold designed to keep you separate from the whole.