Ms B* comes to me regularly for energy work. She is also an Energy Worker or what some call a Lightworker. Her modality is using Reiki** to help her clients to balance the energy bodies and the seven energy centers of the body, also called Chakra centers. Well she came to me recently and she told me that she has been doing her own personal spiritual work and she intuitively realized that when you get to a point of doing your own personal spiritual work, it is very important to have bodywork done. So we decided to do the 10 Step Protocol of CranioSacral Therapy.
We worked the hour to adjust and align not only the energy centers of her body but also the spinal column, the spinal fluid, the bones of the vertebra and the bones of the skull. We went through the 10 Step Protocol that Dr. Upledger teaches for CranioSacral Therapy for an overall balancing. I also talked with her about the importance of being grounded. She had mentioned that she had been working on several clients and felt that her own energy body had been compromised. It felt to her that she either had been picking up something or she had been using her own energy as part of the energy healing work that she does.
We went over an exercise to help really get her grounded. As an energy worker you want to make sure that you, yourself, are grounded and that you are not using your own personal energy while doing this work. This is an important point that Reiki healers must remember to use Universal Energy and have that energy flow freely through them. If you are dealing with any kind of physical problems or emotional problems, you want to make sure that you are completely grounded before you work in anyone else’s energy field. What can happen is you may begin to take on their energy. The term is called Transference or Counter-transference. This where you are picking up the persons energy or they are picking up YOUR energy. As an energy worker, you don’t want that to happen because you want their energy body to heal, you don’t want their energy body picking up your “stuff”.
So after the treatment of CranioSacral Therapy using the Ten Step Protocol, she felt much more in line and in balance. We talked about a couple of her Chakra Centers and things that she can do to help keep those centers in balance. As energy workers, or Lightworkers, it is very important to have our own work done. And if you’re interested in becoming an energy worker and maybe thinking about taking a Reiki class, when you take Reiki Level 1, it’s all about self care and self healing. We want to avoid taking on the attitude that we can ‘heal’ someone. We create a space for the body to heal itself.
“Physician, Heal thyself” comes from Luke 4:23. Another way to interpret this scripture is: “Healer, heal thyself first.” It has been known that it is the healer who heals herself first before she goes out to heal others. And as Energy Workers and Lightworkers we want to make sure that we are taking care of ourselves first. I like to use the analogy of while on a plane, if the oxygen masks come down, put on your air mask first, and THEN help the person next to you.
*All names are changed to protect the identity of my clientele. Confidentiality is very important to me for my clients.
**What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”