Thursday, 26 April 2018

Reiki and Crystals


Reiki and crystal healing are two separate healing modalities which are being brought together in one treatment more and more often nowadays. Both are based on energy, or vibration, and are therefore very complementary and compatible. While Reiki is the channelling of universal life force energy, crystals grow in rocks in the ground and are filled with life force energy. Crystals have their own individual crystalline structure and each chemical compound in the crystal gives it both its physical and metaphysical properties. Metaphysical properties usually correspond with colour and shape, for example heart chakra crystals are usually green and pink, third eye crystals are violet/purple.

Crystals vibrate at a certain frequency based on their physical chemical structure and on their own subtle energy or life force. When we carry crystals with us or lay them on various parts of the body, the vibrations of the crystals are assimilated by and transferred to the user/wearer, bringing about healing, balance or new, greater awareness. Everyone and everything is made up of energy (vibration). During crystal healing we absorb and are affected by the energy of the crystals.

Reiki and crystals work so well together because they each amplify the energy of the other. Reiki can amplify a crystal’s particular physical or metaphysical properties further, making it more powerful. This is why so many people nowadays charge their crystals with Reiki healing energy.
 

Using Crystals

Cleansing: Crystals should be cleansed before they are programmed. You can cleanse a crystal by raising its vibration using techniques that remove unwanted energy. This banishes all unwanted programs, thoughts and intentions from the crystal without removing its unique healing powers. There are many methods for cleansing crystals, for example holding them under running water; passing them through incense smoke or smudging them in the smoke of a cleansing herb; ringing tingsha bells over them or using the sound of a Tibetan singing bowl; burying them in sand, earth or salt; passing them through a candle flame (above it!); leaving them on a windowsill in moonlight or sunlight for at least an hour. You can also cleanse tumblestones by placing them on a large generator crystal such as clear quartz, amethyst or citrine. Please note however that salt can be too harsh for some crystals and water is not suitable for water soluble crystals such as selenite, turquoise and chrysocolla.

Programming: Hold your crystal in one or both hands and hold your program or specific intention clearly in mind. Using your will imagine projecting that program into the crystal. Your program can be general, such as programming a crystal to manifest all the healing properties it has, or to channel Reiki, putting all the Reiki symbols into the stone.

Programs can also be more specific such as ‘I program you to help me with my meditations for the highest good’. An amethyst crystal would work well for this. Other examples are using rose quartz to heal heart issues (physical or emotional), haematite to ground your ideas and bring focus, turquoise to overcome panic attacks, fluorite to boost concentration and aid learning, citrine to boost confidence.  You will find if you look in crystal books that each crystal can supposedly help with a variety of things, so programming is a way for you to fine tune what you want the crystal to specifically do for you.
 

Using Reiki and Crystals in a Treatment

Crystals are usually laid on the body over the chakras or wherever else they are needed. The choice of crystal is usually linked to the colour of the chakra to boost/strengthen the energy of the chakra. This is not a hard and fast rule however as choosing crystals is often an art of following guidance.

In my Crystal Chakra Balancing sessions I dowse crystals first, choosing one to balance each chakra. I also ask the client to select any that they are particularly drawn to. I often place a smoky quartz over areas of pain as this stone is excellent for drawing out and absorbing all kinds of negative energy. Crystals are placed on chakras and anywhere else on the body or in the aura if needed. I scan the body and give Reiki to areas of imbalance and boost weak chakras where necessary. Plenty of grounding is given at the end.
 

Other Ways to Use Crystals

In the Reiki Master Healer course students are taught how to create crystal grids for healing others or themselves and how to set up a grid to help manifest their own goals. Grids are a means of aligning crystals to intensify and magnify energy for healing or manifestation. The crystals are programmed with a specific intent, such as to bring a person healing, and the grid is left in place for as long as is deemed necessary. The grid can be energised with just a few additional minutes of Reiki each day.

Perhaps the simplest way to use crystals is to give a person a Reiki programmed crystal to carry with them in their pocket. This focuses their intent upon the programme, such as bringing about healing or enhancing psychic ability, whenever they touch or think of the crystal.

 
Client Experiences

 Client #1 was feeling tired and generally out of balance. She is diabetic, was drinking too much and her skin was not healing well. At her first session aquamarine was selected for her throat chakra. Afterwards she was able to talk about her grief and she felt more grounded afterwards. After the first session she began drinking less. She discovered that cheese and alcohol upset her liver; in fact she couldn’t keep the alcohol down when she had a one-off binge with friends but felt very cleansed afterwards. She craved cucumber, avocadoes and strawberries. By the third session her drinking had been reduced considerably, just limited to a couple of glasses on Friday and Saturday nights. A lot of heaviness (responsibilities) had been lifted from her shoulders. The fourth session was very peaceful. She was becoming more sensitive and was inspired to give herself positive affirmations during the treatment. After sessions 5 and 6 her blood pressure and blood sugar levels were all fine and stable and she felt greater clarity. When she came for her 7th session, she reported recent joint pain, which was eased considerably with a smoky quartz crystal.

Client #2 has a typically busy, stressful life, combining working full time and looking after two young children. She has just had a couple of sessions so far and finds the Crystal Chakra Balancing treatment more powerful and more colourful than her usual Reiki sessions, seeing a whole variety of different colours – red, orange, turquoise white, green, purple. She described the treatment as shorter but more intense than Reiki on its own and relaxed very well during the treatment.

 
Notes

If you would like to try the Crystal Chakra Balancing treatment yourself, please contact me on 07748 591690 or email me at helenshortland@live.co.uk. The price is £25 and you should allow 45 mins. This is a half hr treatment plus additional time for consultation and selecting crystals.

  

Helen Shortland is a Reiki Master Healer/Teacher, Meditation Teacher and Holistic Therapist based at 15 Wheeler Gate in Nottingham city centre. Helen offers several healing treatments such as Reiki, Angelic Reiki, Faery Reiki, Angel Therapy, Fairy Blessing Guided Journey and Crystal Chakra Balancing; holistic therapies including Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Hopi Ear Candles & Facials; as well as Usui Reiki and Faery Reiki training courses and psychic tarot readings. She has been on the spiritual path for 18 years and has extensive knowledge of healing and the healing journey. For further information about her Reiki courses, therapies and workshops, please visit her website http://helenshortland.com or visit and ‘like’ her Facebook page Helen Shortland Holistics & Healing.

 

Sunday, 1 April 2018

The Importance of Meditation


Meditation has many benefits, both for the individual, the people around you, even for your community and society in general. Read on to find out how meditation affects your brain waves to influence the energy around you!
 

Individual Level
 
There are many benefits to regular meditation practice. It helps the brain to function more coherently on all levels, aids sleep, balances hormones, lowers blood pressure, improves ability to cope with stress, slows the ageing process, promotes clearer thinking so heightens intelligence, gradually awakens natural psychic abilities and strengthens intuition. More synchronicities begin to appear in your life.
 
When you meditate changes take place in the frontal lobes in the brain. Your brainwaves change from beta (everyday waking consciousness) to alpha (light meditative state) to theta (deeper meditative state). This triggers an array of health benefits as well as heightening our senses. During meditation you detach from your ego self. The frontal lobes become active, enabling the senses to function optimally. We therefore become more intuitive when we meditate regularly.

You will become less affected by external events. Life becomes smoother and more joyful. When you are faced with challenges, solutions pop into your head. You can handle stress more effectively and for longer so that you age more slowly. It is said that if you meditate regularly for 7-12 years, your biological age at the end will be 12 years younger than your chronological age. You will also become more creative and intelligent. Meditation therefore creates happier, more balanced, emotionally resilient individuals – exactly what the world needs more of right now.
 

Wider Level Beyond the Self
 
Thoughts of peace and stillness affect the energy around you. If you remain in an enlightened person’s energy field for a while, you will usually exhibit signs of peace and enlightenment yourself. The enlightened person is like a tuning fork – they are able to lift your vibration closer to theirs. It is similar to the idea behind group meditation:  when several people come together thinking thoughts of peace and tranquillity, it helps the others in the group to get into the same zone. Your brainwaves become aligned with those of the group. This is why group meditation is more powerful than one person meditating alone.

A study took place in Lebanon in the 1980s of more than 200 meditators asked to meditate with the intention to lift the energy and raise the vibration of the area around then. The results showed a 66% increase in co-operation and a 48% reduction in conflict among people living in that area. The thoughts of the meditators significantly affected the area for the better.
 

A New Way of Solving Problems

We are often advised to send positive thoughts to areas of trouble in the world rather than worrying and giving in to fear. When enough people do this together, the results can be amazing. Maybe this should be the way to solve conflict from now on rather than starting wars?

If you go beyond your own mind, you step into the infinite mind which is connected to everything and everyone which is simultaneously observing everything. This is the state of Oneness which serious meditators are trying to reach.

Meditation is certainly growing in popularity right now with the recognition of the value of mindfulness by health professionals. Meditation is also being offered in many work places and is used by athletes to help them become more focused. There are now programmes to take meditation into schools, introducing a whole new generation to a spiritual practice that can not only boost health and wellbeing but will also ultimately make their world a better, more peaceful place. After all, a peaceful world starts with peaceful individuals.

  

Helen is running a Meditation for Grounding and Focus Workshop on Sat 21st April 2018 at 15 Wheeler Gate, Nottingham, 10.30am-1pm, including break for refreshments. £20 per person. For further information or to make a booking, please ring 07748 591690 or email her at helenshortland@live.co.uk   (This workshop is now fully booked.)

 

Helen Shortland is a Reiki Master Healer/Teacher, Meditation Teacher and Holistic Therapist based at 15 Wheeler Gate in Nottingham city centre. Helen offers several healing treatments such as Reiki, Angelic Reiki, Faery Reiki, Angel Therapy, Fairy Blessing Guided Journey and Crystal Chakra Balancing; holistic therapies including Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Back Massage, Hopi Ear Candles & Facials; as well as Usui Reiki and Faery Reiki training courses and tarot readings. She has been on the spiritual path for 18 years and has extensive knowledge of healing and the healing journey. For further information about her Reiki courses, therapies and workshops, please visit her website http://helenshortland.com or visit and ‘like’ her Facebook page Helen Shortland Holistics & Healing.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Healing the Past with Reiki




In the Reiki Level 2 course students learn how to send Reiki back to past events in order to bring about healing and resolution in the present. Traumatic events in our past can still affect us negatively today, especially when the emotions surrounding them have been suppressed and unacknowledged or when forgiveness is needed in order to release hurt and wounding that you may be holding onto. Even if the event was too traumatic for true forgiveness to take place at the present time, just feeling more detached from the circumstances and emotions involved can be very beneficial. Sending forgiveness to the past can minimise the effect the event had, and still has, on you in the present and release the negative karma between the people involved.

Forgiveness can be extended to others but also to yourself. Maybe you have been continuously beating yourself up about something you did or didn’t do many years ago. Chances are that it is you who is the one still hurting – anyone else involved will most likely have let it go by now. Forgiveness is giving yourself permission to move on.

In recent years several scientific studies have shown that by revisiting specific events that happened earlier in this life, or even those you believe happened in a past life, and adding information, compassion or forgiveness into those events, this can affect the energy of that event as it flows into the present. Going back to that event in the present gives the opportunity to add information from your adult self that your child self would have been unaware of. It also gives you the opportunity to imagine hearing the other person’s side of the story. In other words, it helps you to view the event from a more detached, objective, different perspective and bring compassion and forgiveness into the situation where needed.

When we want to heal the past with Reiki we bring the event to mind, visualise the people and feel the emotions involved, then visualise/imagine the scene turning out well, with forgiveness offered and accepted, or just viewing the situation with detachment. Letting the Reiki energy flow as you acknowledge painful emotions can help with the releasing process. We are not actually changing the past itself but we are changing the emotional charge and energetic imprint surrounding that event. Afterwards, when you think about the traumatic event, you will find that its emotional impact is reduced and its effects bother you less and less. It really is possible for people to turn their lives around when they go back in their minds to add information, forgiveness and healing to past events because this helps change the way they feel and behave in the present. Grudges and anger can be released and the person who benefits most is you!

On a wider scale, you can imagine how much greater the effect could be at a global human level. Whenever terrible events occur around the world, our usual response is to react with fear and negativity. However, if people were to send positive thoughts with the intention to heal the situation with love instead, this would help release the negative karma that was created and help to heal the whole.

If you want to send healing to events in your own past, it is possible to do so without being attuned to Reiki. Hold the vision of the event and hold the intention to forgive those involved. In your mind ask the people involved to voice their side of the story. Insights can be profound. Their actions may have been terrible but understanding does at least remove some of the fear around the event. When you can truly let go of the painful emotions involved and extend forgiveness, if possible, this will help to purify the karma between you and set you free. This is one of the most healing spiritual practices you can do.

Helen Shortland is a Reiki Master Healer/Teacher, Meditation Teacher and Holistic Therapist based at 15 Wheeler Gate in Nottingham city centre. Helen offers several healing treatments such as Reiki, Angelic Reiki, Faery Reiki, Angel Therapy, Fairy Blessing Guided Journey and Crystal Chakra Balancing; holistic therapies including Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Back Massage, Hopi Ear Candles & Facials; as well as Usui Reiki and Faery Reiki training courses and tarot readings. She has been on the spiritual path for 18 years and has extensive knowledge of healing and the healing journey. For further information about her Reiki courses, therapies and workshops, please visit her website http://helenshortland.com or visit and ‘like’ her Facebook page Helen Shortland Holistics & Healing.

 

Monday, 29 January 2018

The Science Behind Distance Healing




The Reiki Level 2 course covers the subject of distant healing and how it works. Namely, when you make a mental connection to someone, the Reiki energy flows to them “over a bridge of light” that you have created with your mind - in other words, ‘action follows thought’ or ‘where attention goes, energy flows’. Thought can influence matter. During my reading and research I came across the following scientific explanation for distant healing which expands upon the information provided in the Level 2 course.

Back in the mid 1990’s an experiment was carried out by Prof William Tiller in America which involved a small black box fitted with a simple electrical circuit and four experienced meditators. The meditators were told to hold the specific intention that the black box device should increase the pH of purified water by 1 full unit. The box with the intention was shipped 1,500 miles away to a laboratory and placed near some purified water in a pH measurement vessel.  Daily meditation commenced and slowly but surely, after a month or so, the water began changing to the requested intention until it had increased by exactly 1 full unit. The experiment was repeated with the intention for the pH of the water to go down by 1 full unit and again it worked. This was repeated in independent laboratories in America and Europe with the same results. Furthermore, the water remained at the pH level of the intention in some cases for as long as two years.

In terms of bringing about a desired result, you have to get past a certain threshold so that the desired condition stabilizes. According to the scientific model used above, intention flows via our chakras and begins to form a specific pattern in the mind lattice grid of space. Think of places like churches, cathedrals and temples where people gather daily to pray for a specific outcome. Their intention conditions the energy in the place. If done on a regular daily basis, the conditioning deepens so that it eventually creates an invisible structure in the environment. Once a critical point is reached, the intention becomes set in geometrical patterns on the structure and it can then materialise into our physical reality.

When manifesting anything, including healing, there has to be a merging of intention and physical reality, an interaction between consciousness and matter. It seems to be the case that, with sustained practice, a grid or template is created at an energetic level through which the energy can then filter down into the physical dimension according to the intention of the grid/template.
 

Emotional Energy

To make any kind of healing more successful, not only do you need to greatly desire the process to happen, visualise it and ask for assistance from the higher dimensions (Reiki guides), you need to feel it and sustain the heartfelt intention. The same goes for all kinds of manifesting – belief and intention are crucial and the more emotion you put behind your intention, the faster and more effective your intention can happen.

People often ask me why the treatments they give their loved ones are often more powerful than the treatments they give to their clients. I think it’s the greater amount of emotion (ie. love) involved which leads to a stronger treatment. Powerful immune reactions have been reported as the immune system is given a great boost of mental (intention) and emotional (love) energy to clear and strengthen itself.
 

Self-Healing with Distant Healing

Don’t forget that you can send distant healing to yourself as a form of self-treatment. Set the intention to heal at the highest level (soul level) or to address a specific mental, emotional or physical condition. This method is ideal if you want to work on a part of the physical body that you cannot easily reach such as the upper back. For mental/emotional conditions a purer form of energy often comes through with distance healing.
 

Other Applications for Distant Healing

In addition to treating mental, emotional and physical health conditions, distance Reiki can be used to heal many other situations at a deep soul level:-
 

·         Send Reiki to someone you are in conflict with. This purifies the negative karma between you and helps heal the relationship.

·         Send Reiki to someone who has passed over. This helps them heal at a soul level and is particularly useful if they have passed over in sudden, traumatic circumstances.

·         When someone is in the process of dying, Reiki helps them transition more peacefully and removes fear.

·         Reiki brings people together in the highest way possible as it helps you connect with someone at a soul level.

·         Sending Reiki to someone you love helps elevate the energy of the relationship to the highest level possible.

Set any of the intentions above, visualise the people concerned, allowing yourself to feel any emotions that come up. Then let the Reiki energy flow to the visualised image, visualising the situation turning out according to your intention.

Note:

1.    Scientific information taken from ‘Countdown to Coherence’ by Hazel Courteney.

2.    My next Reiki Level 2 courses will be held on 17/18 February 2018 and 24/25 March 2018 at 15 Wheeler Gate, Nottingham. These are open to those who have taken the Level 1 course a minimum of 3 months previously. Please see website for further details.

 
Helen Shortland is a Reiki Master Healer/Teacher, Meditation Teacher and Holistic Therapist based at 15 Wheeler Gate in Nottingham city centre. Helen offers several healing treatments such as Reiki, Angelic Reiki, Faery Reiki, Angel Therapy, Fairy Blessing Guided Journey and Crystal Chakra Balancing; holistic therapies including Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Back Massage, Hopi Ear Candles & Facials; as well as Usui Reiki and Faery Reiki training courses. She has been on the spiritual path for 18 years and has extensive knowledge of healing and the healing journey. For further information about her Reiki courses, therapies and workshops, please visit her website http://helenshortland.com or visit and ‘like’ her Facebook page Helen Shortland Holistics & Healing.

 

Friday, 29 December 2017

Reading Energy through Psychometry

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Psychometry can be described as reading or tuning into the energy imprinted in an object or place. Everything around us is made of energy – our thoughts and emotions, the air we breathe, the solid objects in our homes. Energy contains atoms vibrating at different frequency. Within atoms are electrons, at the centre of which is a nucleus. Electrons pull on the nucleus and the nucleus pulls on the electrons, providing a kind of feedback loop. Every atom, molecule, cells, organ, organism etc circulates feedback. That feedback provides a memory. Everything that exists has feedback and therefore a memory.

Atoms are in the air and space all around us. They are also in physical objects such as chairs, walls etc. When atoms are contained within physical form, they are vibrating at a denser, lower vibration. I had a very interesting experience in deep meditation several years ago. I had been meditating for well over an hour and when I had finished I could actually feel the sofa I was sitting on wobbling or vibrating as the atoms became less dense as the vibrational energy I was giving out was lifting into a higher frequency.

Atoms are being exchanged between people and environments all the time through the simple act of breathing in oxygen which contains atoms which have their own memory. We are constantly breathing in oxygen and breathing out carbon dioxide. This acts as an exchange of energy and information, ie. providing feedback.

Sacred places such as circles of standing stones or pyramids are often said to give off a certain energy which can be felt by those who are sensitive. These structures act like tuning forks. All the atoms in the structure are vibrating, both extending energy and information into the space around them and receiving energy and information back. Stones and crystals can also be consciously programmed with information or healing power by thought (intention). Energy follows thought.

Psychometry can therefore be better described as retrieving the information or memory held within the atoms that make up a physical object. When practicing psychometry we usually hold a person’s watch, ring, bracelet or keys. You can use any object that has been kept within a person’s presence which contains that person’s energy. Usually the first impressions you receive are emotional relating to how the person has been feeling lately. Then you may receive images or impressions. If you are practicing on an ornament that is usually kept in one particular room, it is possible to receive images of that room or of an event that occurred within the room.

When practicing psychometry on a personal object or in a particular place you are actually reading the memory or imprint absorbed by the object. This is why some psychics and mediums can ‘know’ that something terrible has happened in a certain location. This information can come as a vision, sound, feeling or just a sense of knowing. I remember distinctly hearing the sound of monks singing in the ruins of Whitby Abbey many years ago. Another time on a trip up to Scotland I had a vision of a battle between English soldiers in red uniforms and an unfortunate looking band of Scottish peasants. The majority of atoms in our world have been around for millions and billions of years so the past is always accessible or present within the present. Seeing a vision with psychometry is like seeing a movie of the past for maybe just a few seconds.

The best way to heighten your psychic senses to enable you to read objects or places is first and foremost to have a regular meditation practice. This really is the basis for any kind of psychic work. You have to learn to calm the mind so that you can reach the stillness behind the chatter which enables you to receive impressions from your higher mind, guides and energy itself. I would also suggest raising your vibration by filling your energy body with white light on a daily basis, ideally at the end of your meditation practice.
 

If you would like to practice psychometry and other intuitive practices, I am running a Developing Intuition workshop on Sat 20th January at 2pm-4.45pm, £20. Numbers are limited so please contact me ASAP on 07748 591690 or email helenshortland@live.co.uk.


Helen Shortland is a Reiki Master Healer/Teacher, Meditation Teacher and Holistic Therapist based at 15 Wheeler Gate in Nottingham city centre. Helen offers several healing treatments such as Reiki, Angelic Reiki, Faery Reiki, Angel Therapy, Fairy Blessing Guided Journey and Crystal Chakra Balancing; holistic therapies including Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Back Massage, Hopi Ear Candles & Facials; as well as Usui Reiki and Faery Reiki training courses. She has been on the spiritual path for 17 years and has extensive knowledge of healing and the healing journey. For further information about her Reiki courses, therapies and workshops, please visit her website http://helenshortland.com or visit and ‘like’ her Facebook page Helen Shortland Holistics & Healing.

 

Monday, 27 November 2017

Give the Mind a Rest!

 

Many of us are cursed with mental chatter that constantly tells us what we should be doing, what we should be thinking and commenting on everything we’re doing. Our minds can be so busy that we end up living in our heads and not accomplishing much in our physical day to day lives. We end up going round and round in circles, distracted and finding it hard to concentrate on what we want to do. In addition, most people today are so busy always rushing around trying to fit more and more into an already busy schedule that it is hard to literally find the time to stop and take a break from it all.

Our bodies are always sending us signals (a form of bio-feedback) that tell us we need to slow down and relax. These can be mental, emotional or physical and can manifest as stress, anxiety or aches and pains such as headaches and back ache. However, since we are so involved in the things that are external to us, we may easily overlook what is really going on inside. It is during these times that we need to step back from the things that occupy our minds and take time out to connect with our inner self, giving our mind, body and soul the time they need to re-energize and heal.

Initially the idea of taking a break may sound counter-productive. “How can I take a break when I’ve got so much to do?” we ask. In reality however a period of rest during which the mind is focused elsewhere enables you to come back to your daily life refreshed and with new perspective. Spend time walking outside, ideally in a park or wood, to really feel grounded. I always find trees are an amazing source of strength. Since they are so old and timeless they really put my worries into perspective because most of what we worry about this week won’t be an issue next week or the week after. An exercise class also helps you switch off the mind, as does meeting up with good friends who may be able to offer a different view point. Having a good laugh with friends always diffuses tension and stress.
 
A mindfulness form of meditation or simply tuning into the rise and fall of the breath also enables you to let go of worries. This act brings your focus back to the things that are truly essential, such as your sense of oneness with the universe and your inner peace and well-being. As you begin to get in touch with this part of yourself, you will find that your usual everyday troubles and worries become less important and you feel more capable of dealing with potential stressors. There is a very well-known piece of advice given to people who say they don’t have time to meditate – “The less time you have to meditate, the more you need to make time to meditate”. Just five minutes a day on the bus into work can help you detach from the mental chatter and think more clearly.

Giving yourself respite from your daily concerns is like giving a gift to yourself - one that is far more worthwhile than reaching for a glass of wine or a bar of chocolate! By stepping away from the problems that seem to saturate your thoughts, you lessen the weight of your troubles and instead become more receptive to the wisdom and answers the universe has to offer.

“Sometimes finding the answer is as easy as taking a break and stepping back from the situation.

Madisyn Taylor

  

Helen is running a Meditation for Health and Wellbeing workshop on Sat 2nd December  2017 at 15 Wheeler Gate, Nottingham. Just 1 place remains available. Please tel/text 07748 591690 if you would like to attend.
 

Helen Shortland is a Reiki Master Healer/Teacher, Meditation Teacher and Holistic Therapist based at 15 Wheeler Gate in Nottingham city centre. Helen offers several healing treatments such as Reiki, Angelic Reiki, Faery Reiki, Angel Therapy, Fairy Blessing Guided Journey and Crystal Chakra Balancing; holistic therapies including Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Back Massage, Hopi Ear Candles & Facials; as well as Usui Reiki and Faery Reiki training courses. She has been on the spiritual path for 17 years and has extensive knowledge of healing and the healing journey. For further information about her Reiki courses, therapies and workshops, please visit her website http://helenshortland.com or visit and ‘like’ her Facebook page Helen Shortland Holistics & Healing.

Monday, 6 November 2017

One Step Forward, One Step Back




When you are developing yourself spiritually, either as a healer, meditator or developing your psychic/mediumistic gifts, it can often feel like you are taking two steps forward and one step back. You will have great days when you feel really positive and other days when your mood drops very low and you feel you are struggling to make progress. There are a few reasons for this which I would like to share with you.
 
Firstly, the more you open yourself up to spiritual energies, the more sensitive you become to all energies. These energies come from the people around you, situations you find yourself dealing with, the place/environment you are in, as well as the cosmic/astrological influences of full moons, equinoxes, eclipses etc.  Another important explanation for the feeling of moving forward one minute then back another is that adjustments are taking place in your energy body which you need to allow time to settle. By receiving energy attunements or opening yourself up spiritually, your energy body is expanding but it will happen at a pace which is not too much too soon so that your energy body can cope with the changes. Your own guides will oversee this process.
 
So if, like me, you have been feeling lately like you were making great progress one minute then plunged back down to where you used to be and thought you’d left behind the next, here is a message from my guides that you may find helpful:
 
Communicate with us and fill yourself with the light of your soul. This is the light you seek. You yearn to rest in the light of your soul at all times as this light can indeed feel like a ‘high’ and indeed is a high vibrational rate. The physical world can seem so dense and dark in comparison. The darkness you fear is the separation from your soul. You must channel the light from your soul on a daily basis to find the peace and strength you need to guide you through the changes that will soon become apparent in the physical world. You have also been feeling down lately as the increased light you are now holding has shed light on unresolved issues in your energy body. Keep channelling the light and this will pass. Being aware of this process helps you to cope and deal with fluctuating moods.

We from the realms of light bring you our wisdom and blessings at this time.
 
A good spiritual practice to adopt is to cleanse your chakras with white light, then raise your light quotient (personal vibration). Begin by asking your guides to send down a beam of pure white light down your central chakra column, entering your crown chakra and flowing out through your root chakra and into the earth. Now ask them to send down a ball of pure white light and bring this into your heart chakra. Be in your heart space now and fill it with the pure white light. As you breathe out, expand this ball of white light out all around you to fill the 7 levels of your being. Meditate on this white light as long as you wish. This will keep your vibrational rate high and act as a form of psychic protection, protecting you from lower energies.

  
Helen Shortland is a Reiki Master Healer/Teacher, Meditation Teacher and Holistic Therapist based at 15 Wheeler Gate in Nottingham city centre. Helen offers several healing treatments such as Reiki, Angelic Reiki, Faery Reiki, Angel Therapy, Fairy Blessing Guided Journey and Crystal Chakra Balancing; holistic therapies including Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Back Massage, Hopi Ear Candles & Facials; as well as Usui Reiki and Faery Reiki training courses. She has been on the spiritual path for 15 years and has extensive knowledge of healing and the healing journey. For further information about her Reiki courses, therapies and workshops, please visit her website http://helenshortland.com or visit and ‘like’ her Facebook page Helen Shortland Holistics & Healing.