In the mid-1990s, I trained to be a massage therapist. During this time, I participated in many trainings in ‘alternative therapies’ that captured my interest, such as Craniosacral, a form of bodywork.
Something stuck with me through the years. During a practice session with other students, someone had an emotional release on the table, and she had tears streaming down her face. She did not know why and neither did we.
We learned from John Upledger, the founder of Craniosacral, that pockets of blocked emotion, which he calls somato-emotional cysts, can be held in the body, causing a breakdown in the energy flow and general health. When this was released during the session, she released the emotion that came along with it.
Life has taken a lot of twists and turns since then, and I have landed on two cherished healing modalities that I can’t imagine living without. The first is Pranic Healing.
My Introduction to Pranic Healing
Pranic Healing is a non-touch energy healing modality that entered my life in 2016. Understanding the depth and wisdom of our energy system, made up of energy centres, or chakras, layers of the aura (and meridians), and their connection to our emotional, mental and physical health.
When I learned that our major chakras have corresponding psychological functions and that energetically, through learned methods, it is possible to influence our mental and emotional health, I was in awe, as I will explain.
Until then, I had always viewed healing as something that happens outside of me, with the assistance or reliance on other people, medication (rarely), or supplements.
My first practice run
Shortly after taking an introductory Pranic Healing class, I had a friend who had a bike accident during a trip to the US. When he returned, we met for a bike ride, and he showed me this area around his ribs: a gigantic bruise with a massive hematoma. He was in a lot of pain. I asked him why he was even here, as the hospital seemed like a more appropriate place for him to be.
Later that evening, I sent him a text and said, “I am just learning something called Pranic Healing. Would you be ok if I practice on this wound?” He said, “sure.” This was the first of now hundreds of distant Pranic Healing sessions.
The next day he let me know that the bruising was basically gone, the hematoma had drastically shrunk, and he no longer felt the need to go to the hospital. “Hmmm. I thought. There is something to this!”
Pranic Psychotherapy: Healing repressed emotions and trauma energy
I had seen how Pranic Healing could help with physical healing. Until then, I had deeply feared my emotions and struggled with anxiety, depression, and trauma. Being an Empath has made energy matters more complex and overwhelming. I was curious to see if and how it helped with emotional pain, difficulty and struggles.
Pranic Healing was developed by Master Choa Kok Sui. Pranic Psychotherapy is a third-level class and is Pranic Healing applied in energetically preventing and treating Psychological ailments where stress is at the root. He shows us the major chakras have corresponding psychological functions and the effect of energy (prana) on emotional and mental issues which occur in the energy field.
Further, traumatic energies, according to Master Choa Kok Sui, “are lodged in several chakras or energy centers which may, in the long run, manifest as stress or phobia.”
“The major chakras not only control and energize the internal organs but also control in effect, one’s psychological conditions.” Master Choa Kok Sui
Learning from experience
I began experimenting with myself and others as I worked on 25 case studies.
By learning the skill of scanning our chakras, organs, glands and aura, we can become aware of and decipher what is not in balance in us, and we have a tool to address it through clearing, disintegrating, and energizing.
As we learn in Pranic Healing, a strong aura protects against outside negativity, thoughts, energy and even disease.
For example, sometimes I get this general energy discomfort and heaviness in my upper back. When I check, my back solar and back heart chakras are depleted, which can indicate old emotional pain, and my adrenals are congested.
Now I had this incredible tool to navigate what has felt like a scary and unsafe energetic and emotional world and to assist others (and dogs)!
When you are working on/with the same person for a period, you can notice the progression of healing through scanning and what they notice and experience. They share feelings things like “I am sleeping better” and “I feel calmer and more balanced.”
As previously mentioned, in learning about energy through Pranic Healing, my mental, physical and emotional health and well-being is no longer solely in the hand of others.
When I feel angry, irritated, grumpy, frustrated, etc., I look at my energy system (through scanning) and notice depletion or congestion, the size of the chakra(s) in relation to the others, the aura, etc., which gives me so much valuable information and insight! My energy system shows me that my meng mein chakra is depleted, often solar plexus and liver.
Master Choa says the solar plexus chakra is SO easily disturbed or imbalanced by negative emotions, and “in treating psychological ailments, the solar plexus chakra is almost always treated.”
Pranic Healing is not a replacement for medical care but is exceptionally complimentary!
“When emotions are repressed, denied not allowed to be whatever they may be, our network pathways get blocked, stopping the flow of the vital feel-good unifying chemicals that run both our biology and our behavior”
Candace Pert. Molecules of Emotion.
Pranic Healing is something anyone can learn to help us balance and heal our bodies, mind, and emotions, impacting all areas of our health and well-being.
You can find worldwide Pranic Healing training here.
The second cherished healing modality that I can’t live without is EFT Tapping. More on that soon.