Okay, I’m going to say it, this past year and half has really sucked. I’ve tried finding a better adjective to describe what we all have been going through yet sucks just seems to be the word that sticks. On the larger scale, I don’t think we will really appreciate, unpack, or realize exactly what has truly happened to us. It’s my gut feeling that working through this collective trauma will take years. Just as my generation reflect back and ask grandparents what it was like living through the World Wars, I foresee our young ones asking us the very same question about this pandemic. The curious thing about this prediction is that we are still living through the pandemic, and so we can’t begin to imagine how we will respond. It’s my firm belief that our actions, choices, and personal/societal work will shape the impact of that answer.
Besides the pandemic, certain social movements have come to some intense pinnacles in their activism. Society as a whole is having to look at its shadow-side and really consider what we need and what we want to invest in and support, finding a place of compassion. LGTBQ, BLM, “Me Too”, Native American Rights, Environmental Protection Movements, to name a few, are all playing a role in the collective healing of our culture and community.
While I personally feel this is a great time to help support many of the causes we feel drawn to, and educate ourselves around topics that might be new to us, one of the biggest things we can do to help the collective-whole, is to “heal” ourselves. I know, I know this might sound selfish, or a little fluffy, but it’s true. The more we can work on ourselves, our triggers, and our traumas, the more effectively we can engage with the world-at-large. When we are in balance within ourselves, we can better handle the larger stresses of life and more easily flow with the conflicts and chaos that will inevitably be there. The bigger secret is checking ourselves on whether we are responding or reacting to a situation. There is a big difference. When reacting, we are coming from a place of unchecked emotion. We will say, do, and express ourselves in a way that could be harmful to the conflict or situation we are in. This is often due to having unprocessed trauma or learned survival behaviors that take over logic and reasoning for the sheer purpose of protecting at all costs. This might sound dramatic, but it’s a very real phenomenon. Responding to situations on the other hand, is the process of engaging from a fully embodied place of calm, the safe space within you, where you are consciously able to choose how you handle a situation.
How do we do this? Well, it takes practice creating consciousness around our actions. What is useful however, is being able to work through all of our past experiences and emotional/physical traumas that our nervous system and energies bodies hold onto. We can think of ourself like a computer. When we update our systems, sometimes some of the old programs don’t work as well as they should and are in need of an upgrade. Once we find a new program to run off, one that is better suited for the current operating system, the entire computer runs more efficiently. We are no different. Therapy, life coaching and spiritual practices are great ways in helping ourselves to reprogram, and one of my favorite ways is the system of energy healing called Integrated Energy Therapy®.
I’ve written about IET ® many times before because I’m passionate when I find something that is a great tool in my box-of-tricks, something that not only supports my clients, but myself as well. It’s unlikely that only one healing or wellness modality is the end-all for everyone, but for me personally, what works best is a blend of support, and IET® is at the very top of my list.
IET® is an energy healing modality that works to help “get the issues out of the tissues.” Essentially it helps the nervous system to process, and let go of, energy imprints from the emotional baggage we store deep within ourselves, “those old programs” I mentioned before. When we are able to release the hidden burdens our body physically holds onto, this provides us with more freedom, joy and safety to live our lives in the way that we want to. After an extreme year in quarantine and lockdown, we are learning to adjust to the process of re-engaging in the world, which for a time was very foreign and scary for us. Dealing with the many unknowns, the collective grief of the immense loss of life, job instability, social unrest, and our mortality thrusted upon us like never before, I’d venture to say we all could benefit from a little energetic clearing. IET® sessions are a wonderful way to experience this healing modality with a trained practitioner and, as we emerge from the pandemic, perhaps also seek further training for ourselves, taking a more active role in our own healing while supporting the world as a whole. Training in IET® provides you with the energetic support, the tools and the confidence to help your family, friends and community. One doesn’t have to have the desire to be a professional healing practitioner, or to go into business in the wellness sector. Furthermore. the empowerment you’ll receive from IET® will also enhance many areas of your life, as you become clearer and more engaged in manifesting your best self.
I learned a long time ago that healing isn’t done alone. We need support from others, and now more than ever we need each other. We need each other to be our best, so that balanced healing and compassion can guide our way into the future, rather than fear and hatred that has become all too common.
If you’re curious to learn more about IET®, working with healing angels, or how this system can best support you, drop me a line, I’d love to chat. Together we do can do this!
For more information check out my blog article: Angelic Healing
Details on trainings and upcoming schedule: IET Certification Courses
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