"Healing, Papa would tell me, is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature." ~ W.H. Auden
We are energy.
Does this makes sense to you? And what does that really mean?
We are all on some path, traveling through this life that is ours. We breathe. We move.
My fingers bend to press the keys on the keyboard as I type this. I blink.
I feel pain. I feel love.
We are energy.
The more I fully experience this idea of our being as a source of energy, the more I believe we harness so much more energy than we can even begin to comprehend. Perhaps there is some mind-body-spirit connection to this energy. Perhaps there is something deep within, a something that maybe is not tangible – yet is deeply real – that connects us to that energy source of us. I am not here with answers. I am here with my observations, and my beliefs, and my heart.
I recently had the wonderful opportunity to experience a reconnective healing session with a dear friend, Jenny Mannion. Jenny is a reconnective healing practitioner, mother, wife, belly dancer, and really just a bright and shining soul in our world today.
First, though, I would like to take a couple of steps back.
I suppose this journey really began the day I was born. A journey that has brought me to where I am today. Fast forward from that first day of life…to where I have reached in my life today. Moments of awakening. Moments of joy. Moments of sadness. Moments of pain. Moments of pleasure. Many different experiences in the formation of "me". (just like there are many different experiences in the formation of "you")
Back to this idea of energy. Have you ever experienced the amazing energy we house within our bodies? Perhaps you have. Maybe it's been an instant. Maybe something greater. Even the talk of all of this has a very "alternative" feel to it. Something I have typically been not sold on. This all takes me back to earlier this fall, and to an experience I had in which I felt the energy within my body in ways I never have before. I came away from this experience with a much deeper belief in what power we truly hold within our being.
And that all brings me back to the wonderful reconnective healing session with Jenny. Prior to having this shift in belief in the raw energy within our body, I would have been uncomfortable and uneasy going into this healing session.
What is reconnective healing? From Jenny's site: Reconnective Healing™ is a form of healing that reconnects us to the fullness of the universe as it reconnects us to the fullness of our beings and of who we are. For more information, please visit Jenny's Reconnection site.
Being that Jenny and I are physically separated by distance, I participated in a distance healing session. To set the stage, Jenny and I spoke on the phone. We then ended the phone call, and I found a quiet place to lay down.
(of note: no two experiences are exactly alike, each one being very personal)
Forty minutes. My only focus was to relax.
What I experienced really began as a deep sense of peace. There was a tingling sensation in my hands and feet, and to a degree – in my face. And then, there were moments of what I would describe as a much deeper sense of peace and connection with myself. In these moments, there was the experience of a glowing sensation, and a warmth throughout my body. Usually short moments, each very meaningful to me personally.
I went into this not having something that I was specifically looking for healing from, just a true desire to experience a deeper connection with myself.
And before I knew it, this forty minute window of time was done.
Coming out of this, the biggest connection for me, during the session was really these moments of deep peace and connection.
Three weeks have since passed since Jenny and I worked together on this reconnective healing session. There were these real feelings that initial day…feelings of peace and connection. Is this something that would last, though? Or would life just go on as normal?
Moments that have been deeply good. Moments that have been challenging. Moments of uncertainty. Life.
Is anything different?
Because, this is great and all – to have that feeling of warmth and peace that I experienced during the session. Does this really change anything, though?
I believe at the depth of my soul that there is a deeper level of peace within my being. It's not something I can quantify. Maybe you see it, talking to me…and maybe you don't. Maybe you wonder how I can know there is more peace within me?
This I know. I do feel at peace in my life. And that peace is greater now than it has ever been. Can I say for certain that it's fully (or even, in part) related to this reconnective healing session? No. Do I believe it is? Yes. I believe that all of my life's experiences have led me to where I am today, and it's a collective of all of that. I have now had two experiences in the last several months that have taken me further along this path of believing that we are energy. And we can affect that energy.
The last couple of weeks have been filled with much connection with everything that feels right…even in those moments of uncertainty and challenge.
Is reconnective healing some far-fetched idea?
Only you can decide, for you. I believe that a big part of that is what is in our heart. What do we believe is possible? What are we open to experiencing in our life?
We are energy.
I keep coming back to this, and to the amazing possibilities that our bodies possess.
Are you open to these possibilities?
Reconnective healing is a deeply personal experience, and one that will be different for everyone.
I believe that if you are open to the experience of what is possible, then alternative healing modalities can be transformational in your life. For me, that is a deeper sense of peace in my life. Again, this isn't something quantitative or that might always be visibly noticeable. It is a sense, though, that I most definitely have. It's a feeling that connects me to a deeper part of my soul.
Personal note to Jenny: Jenny, know that I am deeply grateful for both our friendship, and for our time together during this healing session. You have a beautiful way of caring for those in your life, and that I have been touched by your presence is a gift that I hold close to my heart.