Thinking About Alternative Healing in 2013
This summer I had a wonderful experience of unwinding for 2 weeks at a Muskoka cottage on Lake of Bays here in Ontario. The local people call it Paradise and I have to agree. The setting offered many opportunities for me to be lost in thought about life while surrounded by the best of mother nature. I found myself reflecting a lot on my career in alternative healing primarily using Resonance Repatterning.
It was called Holographic Repatterning when I first started-a difficult concept to explain back then. My reveries were fueled by a book I was also reading “Evolutionary Enlightenment” by the controversial Andrew Cohen. I found myself smiling at how far we have come in this field. When I first started, Caroline Myss was turning North America on its head teaching us about the chakra system on PBS; Deepak Chopra was mesmerizing all with his explanations of quantum healing; and Oprah took center stage with a lot of criticism when she launched her new season: “Remembering Your Spirit”.
For practitioners like myself, it was proof positive that important people endorsed the kind of work I was doing, but the truth was that it would take another 5-8 years before the public tide of opinion on alternative healing would really turn. Among the milestones: the impact of Lynne McTaggart‘s reporting on scientific research, including topics related to long distance healing and intention in her game changing books “The Field” and “The Intention Experiment”. However, the counter-culture movie “What the Bleep Do We Know,” promoted primarily by word of mouth, commanded discussions at dinner parties everywhere. If someone could not explain or win their alternative healing point of view they would often hand you this video begging you to “Watch this!”. My copy is still on the shelf! I haven’t had to lend it out in years.
It is my observation that today convincing others of the effectiveness of alternative healing is no longer necessary. It is the first thing people often think of when facing a healing crisis of any kind and more often than not, when faced with challenging circumstances that defy logic. The idea that there might be something invisible or hidden from conscious awareness is held and accepted by most people. At the most formal of affairs, when I introduce myself and what I do, even the most conservative people admit to believing, or to knowing someone who does an amazing healing practice or has a more spiritual perspective about life.
There is one other aspect of healing that has really evolved in the last 15-20 years. You don’t always have to dumpster dive to the depths of tragedy in your life to clear something. I was reminded of our last online series where our participants couldn’t say enough great things about learning resonance repatterning, especially online. Among the comments someone pointed out “I like the fun you can have with the process; healing doesn’t have to hurt & you don’t have to re-invent the wheel, you can move it energetically, … exciting, with light& love”.
It brings me full circle to a question someone had asked Chloe Wordsworth, the founder of this amazing work, in one of my first classes. “How many sessions are needed?” to which Chloe replied “How much life do you want?”. Her answer frequently haunts me to this day. When a practitioner like me does so much for others, and self sessions daily, … where does it all lead to?
Andrew Cohen supplied the answer for me. My practice of resonance repatterning is a commitment to evolving myself and others. It provides results on multiple levels but for me, it is a process that unlocks not only our ability to self-heal, but supports us evolving to higher states of conscious awareness. As we complete various stages of healing, we move into a new place of mastery, where we choose our experiences and master our present moment. We move through stages of living life first for us, then our family, culture, and our community. As we continue our work of expanding conscious awareness we naturally move to living our lives for the positive expansion of humanity. Cohen says that many cross a line of personal choice to one of choice-less obligation for how they live their lives.
I am not entirely sure what comes after that but what I do know is this. Our world is increasingly complex, digitized and constantly putting us into a state of change, with all the challenges that generates. If we remember that we are pulsing fields of energy, rich in data and our recorded experiences, we can take the guesswork out with the Resonance Repatterning process. It is a self-help tool that is standing the test of time and I am so grateful to be a practitioner.
I came back from the cottage really looking forward to our Resonance Repatterning online series this fall and working with the amazing group of students who are enrolled. It feels like we are on the cutting edge of something.
With love and light
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