Part I: What is Reiki, Chakras, Tantric Sex, Gemstone Healing & all that Alternative Healing Jazz!?

February 14, 2008

Originally posted at evansnf (dot)wordpress(dot) com under Meta-Physical Info

In 2006, I wanted to know all about these methods of spiritual healing. I didn’t know where to start and even though every text I read was helpful, I was a bit confused with the mass amounts of information on this subject. Over the past year, I put the pieces together and found out that a lot many of these have the same meaning. I finally realized that just like we have many cultures in many countries, we have many words for the same concepts. I will try to make sure that this read clarifies terms while you embark on your spiritual journey.

~a quick note on Skeptics & Quackery~
Skeptics call these methods “quackery”; they haven’t understood it in its entirety and insist proving spiritual existence using physical means. Laws of Physics are clear, we cannot physically touch an apple we create in our mind; but; we have a mind. Spiritual healing uses the mind and involves understanding it and its emotional properties. Its healing the mind first to eventually heal the body.
~What is Chi, Ki, Qi, Prana, Ruah, good astral energy, positive etheric energy, auric energy, paranormal ectoplasm, positive psychic energy, life force, positive thought force or White Magic?~
These are all synonyms for the same non physical energy commonly known as positive emotions: i.e. love in the form of compassion, generosity, humility, empathy, kindness and patience; love with absolutely no expectations, no boundaries and no preset limit. There may be more synonyms that I may have missed but its pretty much the same thing. These energies are generated by the soul or what we know of as a “happy satisfied mind”. Spirit Guardians, Spirit healers or Guardian Angels are one such example of non physical sources. When we perform healing, we are basically transferring all our positive energies onto our target person using thoughts of emotions mentioned above. These emotions have an effect on the target consciousness (i.e. person) by way of relief, mental peace, restoration of emotional balance and harmony. There are plenty of sites on-line that can help with ‘how to’ on performing it. Techniques on various sites will vary just as french fries at different fast foods. What matters is what works best for you.
What are dark energy, energy vampires, emotional baggages,
psychic vampires, telepathic draining? – a sympathetic view
Apart from the fact that these are all synonyms, this negative energy is sourced within less evolved minds who constantly remain dissatisfied. They can be physical people or dissatisfied ghosts (or disembodied spirits). They seek stability & satisfaction from emotionally unbalanced relationships or materialistic pleasures. Most barely realize the impact this dependency has on their own well being. A large part of the human population falls under this category. They have more of a vacuum effect with other’s energies without realizing it. If you are a target, you would have felt being drained mentally and physically around these people or in relationships having such emotional baggage. While they mean no harm consciously, they need to learn that positive energy comes from within self. They need to stop depending on outside sources for temporary happiness and focus on growing permanent inner strength.
A friend of mine constantly depended on me to help her out with certain chores. She wouldn’t say anything much but I would end up doing it for her while I was around her. It was obvious that she would think it; I would pick up the signal and being the good friend I was, I would do it. I avoid being around her too often only to let myself not be taken advantage of through psychic means.
Note that some folk’s karma is to convert negative minds into positive life forces either by helping them heal themselves or exactly the opposite. Helping is a tough task, every situation differs and requires decisions on instinct. Even a divorce in a draining relationship is sometimes ‘helping’. The universe is sometimes cruel only to be kind. Read more on this subject @ Dr Bruce Goldberg’s site or Oprah.
~What are Chakras? Is it related to acupuncture, Reiki, Yoga,
acupressure or meridian healing?~
The mind is 100% emotional (logic is also an emotion) and our minds come with a physical body, the physical body and mind (also called the astral body) are attached at various points along its length. There are 7 major points of attachment known as chakras (wheels in sanskrit), while the rest are minor points or mini chakras. In acupuncture/acupressure, these are known as pressure points or meridians. We know these exist because we feel pain or tingling sensations at these points when aggravated. On a psychological forefront, these points represent various forms of emotional issues (personal insecurities). Ancient Indian, Chinese and Japanese research have stated that physiological problems and diseases are first sighted as emotional issues and visible in your Aura. If emotional issues remain unresolved, they manifest into the physical form in terms of illnesses. Just like us, even ghosts or spirits feel too. They suffer from the same types of emotional problems and seek the same level of healing or satisfaction as we do. Reiki healing is conceptually the same as a combination of Chakra therapy and Yoga. I’ve listed out some common denominations within this area of healing in the second part.
For details on Chakras, please refer to other sites like this one.
~What is Feng Shui and is it related to Vastu Shastra?~
Once again ancient Indian & Chinese research have found ways to maintain emotional & physical states of a person at optimal levels by planning or adjusting a living environment. These are classified under the art of Feng Shui and Vastu Shastra. Its best not to read into these text too literally. It is meant to mean that there is more than one correct way of doing it once a base foundation is setup. Everyone is different and we all have our own preferences. One must plan one’s home layout paying the most attention to ‘feelings’ after budget issues are sorted out. Its the ‘Follow your heart and feel good about what you do’ concept. Some text in these books can be confusing. When they say that Chi or Prana should flow freely within your environment, this basically means that your environment must be setup in such a way that is very therapeutic and relaxing. Statements like ‘no sharp corners’ is not because it obstructs Chi in the way we think it, but because it causes bruises that affects mental peace, and that’s what they mean. It is vital that when you walk into your house you feel ‘home’; a place of endless tranquility and calmness. I’ve had the opportunity to witness my folks insist on literal meanings from these texts; only to cause a loss of Chi (love) through arguments on how to place a vase. I sincerely hope the intent of the task is not lost during the course of action. Furthermore, you can tell a person’s character by the expression in a house. It is noticeable in very subtle ways. The more pleasant the emotional experience, the more pleasant the person behind their veils. Like attracts like.
~Why does alternative therapy not work for everyone?
Is it related to my karma?~
The simple answer is Yes. Your spiritual healing can be started or accelerated by understanding and relieving your karmic debts. As per the law of attraction, every action has an equal and opposite reaction. As you sow, so shall you reap; and karmic debts are your pending actions to heal others or self from the pain of your past actions. Karmic debts can be from a current life, past life or both. Bringing closures to them with actions of love will help close these chapters and move on to spiritual enlightenment and healing. To understand your karmic debts from past lives, I’d suggest past life regression therapy from a hypnotherapist.
~How do I understand ways in which
Alternative therapies are classified?~
There are so many terms out on this subject that it gets very confusing when you first dive in. This note will help ease that confusion a bit. I’ve classified and clubbed synonyms together.
Umbrella Terminology
The following terms are synonyms and include every form of therapy that do not use conventional medical methods (allopathy):
Alternative Healing, Alternative Medicine, Complimentary Medicine, Etheric Hygiene and Holistic Therapy
There are 2 types of Alternative therapies listed below. I’ve listed out popular ones.
Physical Level Therapy:
  • Therapy induced via physical means by third party:
    Acupressure, Acupuncture (or Meridian Healing), Homeopathy, Light Body Activation and Massage Therapy (or Touch Therapy), Reflexology & Tantric Sex (unforced sex)
  • Self Therapy for the 5 Physical Senses and physical body:
    Sound Therapy, Color Therapy, Landscape Therapy, Taste Therapy, Aroma therapy, Physical Fitness Therapy, Herbal Therapy and Yoga
Emotional or Mental Level Therapy:
  • Therapy induced via third party person (friend, therapist, certified hypnotherapist, counselor or psychologist):
    Cognitive Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, NLP, Expressive therapy, Guided Imagery (Therapeutic Imagery or Visualization), Hypnotherapy, Past Life Healing (or Past Life Regression), Shamanic Healing, Soul Retrieval, Spirit Releasement Therapy (or Exorcism) & Talk Therapy
  • Therapy through Self Meditation:
    AcuEnergetics (or Chakra Balancing, Chakra Therapy, Energy Balancing, Harmonics Energy Balance or Aura/Auric Healing), Helionic Therapy (or Astral projection, Ethereal projection, OBE – out of body experience, Hecatean Projection Therapy), Pranic Healing (or Ruah Healing, Healing through Chi)
  • Therapeutic healing through object belief:
    Crystal Healing, Gemstone Healing
~What therapy should you use?~
For effective healing most use a mix and match of both physical level and mental level therapies. We have a mind and a body; it makes obvious sense to heal both simultaneously.
~What therapy do I use?~
I normally engage in Expressive Therapy (writing & hacking software), Talk Therapy (therapist & friends), Sound Therapy (music), Past Life Healing, Landscape therapy and Physical Fitness Therapy (gym, cycling, hiking & sports). This is inclusive of a healthy diet and eating habits (5 – 6 small meal portions a day).
~My quick note on Healing through external beliefs~
To believe in yourself is far more powerful than believing in external objects like crystals, gemstones, rocks or idols; but if it works for you, please continue.
Part II deals with details of underlying base foundations in every form of popular healing.
Peace!
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