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How Emotional Healing Helps You Experience Your “Lightest Self”

In recent weeks we’ve been following the healing journey of my client Anne as she’s dealt with Lyme disease. Anne has made some significant shifts around forgiving herself and accepting that her illness is not her fault.

In fact, uncovering negative beliefs and restrictive ways of thinking have been an important part of the healing process for Anne.

This is true for all of us: holding on to painful emotions can exacerbate symptoms and impede progress.

Thankfully, the opposite is true as well: expressing our feelings can lead to significantly increased health and happiness.

It sounds simple, but we all know facing our feelings isn’t always easy. Anne told me that the day after one of our sessions she had a panic attack. During that session, we used the Spiral Meditation to balance her chakras and open her energy field, followed by clearing to release the energetic charge associated with some past traumas. She reported feeling energy and tingling sensations moving through her “in a good way.”  A lot came up around the themes of fear, vulnerability, and violation of boundaries, which we discussed at the end of the session. She left feeling grounded, with an awareness that she would want to process more in the days to come.

The following day, she found herself in a full-blown panic attack. Though she had experienced panic almost daily since her illness, this was the first time since we had started our Healing Touch work together several weeks earlier.

“I let it run its course and cried it out,” Anne said. “Afterwards I was exhausted but realized this was better than trying to stay calm and not let it out. Trying to hold myself together is even more exhausting.”

From my perspective, there are three important takeaways:

  1. This is a perfect  illustration of how the Spiral Meditation opens us up to allow for deeper healing.
  2. The panic attack was an emotional/energetic “healing crisis,” in which symptoms get worse before they get better.
  3. Anne was spot on. There is a tremendous amount of evidence that links stress and repressed emotions with chronic pain and illness. The more we hold on, the more we feel the pain. Emotional healing can literally feel as if a heavy weight has been lifted.

Anne reported feeling a deeper level of healing, as if she had broken through a barrier.

“At the end of each session I find my best lightest self, and I want to be able to hold that state.”

Stay tuned for next week to find out how Anne is finding more clarity regarding her career.

Katie Oberlin

A Healing Touch Certified Practitioner, Katie received advanced training in shamanic healing at The Power Path School of Shamanism in 2014. Her travels have taken her to power spots in the southwestern United States, as well as Mexico and Peru, where she has worked with shamans from the Q’ero and Shipibo indigenous healing traditions.