In late winter of 2015 I was very excited to fulfill a requirement so I could take a workshop that looked fascinating. Deep into learning about energy healing, I wanted to take a Drunvalo Melchizedek workshop, but I had to take a prerequisite first. Jumping onto my computer I searched where and when I could take the workshop as locally as possible. Wouldn’t you know, there was one coming up only weeks away and less than a three hours drive from home. I’d stay a few nights in a local hotel and would get the requirement under my belt. And the timing was perfect because my husband would be home to take care of Little Man the four days I’d be away.
Not really knowing what this particular class entailed, although I’d familiarized myself with Drunvalo’s work, I was open to whatever I learned. My goal was to take this workshop so I could take another one. The thing about these types of workshops is they are a combination of learning new things by listening and taking notes, and having experiences. After learning a bit about a topic, we’d put on room darkening eye shades and sit comfortably while we were led through guided meditations and exercises.
The first two days were focused on healing. Doing a handful of exercises, one of the first ones we did was rebirthing, which was surprisingly powerful. And the second two days were spent in guided meditation doing metaphysical exercises like being led into the tiny space of our heart.
Game for anything and really into what we were doing, when I was instructed to go into the tiny space of my heart, I remembered to keep it light and fun. If you really want to connect intuitively, having a sense of lightness in your heart is key to helping you walk through the door. Especially when it’s something you’ve never done before. So, as we were instructed to go into the tiny space of the heart, I imagined myself a child sliding down a big curved slide, like you might see at a waterpark. And when I hit bottom I was transported.
It was incredible. There were so many things happening all at the same time that my brain had to sequence. I was seeing images, feeling completely unconditional love, and had information dumped into my head, all at the same time. I had connected to the point of unity within myself. The place of Oneness. The place where we connect to Source (God). And what I’ll never forget was the knowledge that we’re all connected. I was shown it, was told it, and knew what it felt like. I have no doubt that although we are unique beings, we’re all made from and part of the same life force energy, and it experiences through us. Everything that exists is part of this life force energy with no exceptions. (Ironically, after this workshop the burning desire to take the subsequent workshop faded away).
I realized that because we’re connected, it’s through connection that our lives become meaningful. It’s through connection we find like-minded people. And through connection we’re able to reach out and help those in need. When I’m having a rough day I might reach out and call a friend, and visa versa. If I get stuck on a project I reach out to the internet for information. We reach out for needed encouragement and we reach out in celebration. It’s much more fun to celebrate with a group of friends than alone.
When I answered a calling to learn about energy healing, studying several different healing modalities, the overarching premise I’ve been learning about is inner reconnection. Looking at healing through a lens of both spiritual teachings, psychology, and quantum physics – where the three overlap – it’s possible to walk through a process of helping a person create changes in their mind, body, and spirit. These days I see all three as being inextricably interconnected. And when healing happens, a person’s life can change.
Using hypnosis to create a lot of inner healing, I’ve seen how and why we become disconnected inside. And what most people don’t understand is it’s part of the human condition. We’re quite literally and physically set up to create inner disconnection from the energetic or spirit world to give us a better chance for survival as physical beings. The irony is these disconnections may not always help us. And in fact, at some point in life often hold us back.
They not only pull us away from our life force energy, but they bring disease and dysfunction into our lives. Disease and dysfunction that can often be healed though an inner reconnection process.
Over the past few years I’ve lived with an energy inside me that’s basically forcing me to reconnect a lot of inner disconnection, and while the process has been more difficult in some ways than it is for others, healing has changed the way I feel about myself and how I perceive the world in general. Dramatically. It’s broadened my ability to see things, deepened my understanding of human emotions and behavior, and when I’m feeling put together, there’s a ton of compassion. I see myself in everyone and everyone in myself. I resonate in some way with everybody. And life just flows more easily. As Louise Hay would say, I get the green lights and the parking spaces.
When we connect to other people in meaningful ways, we realize they want what we all want. To feel validated. To be heard. To be seen and acknowledged. We’re wired for human connection. Be it to others or within ourselves, we all need connection to thrive.