*For more definition on what energy healing is and how it works, check out "What is Energy Healing" in the section below.
Alchemy - noun al·che·my \ ˈal-kə-mē \
Alchemy is a broad term. Like the word “remote,” it has many different meanings. It is mainly known as an ancient chemical science and philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of base metals into gold. It is also known as the art of transformation, creation, and/or reassembly of energies and of self.
I use the phrase “Alchemical Energy Medicine” to frame the diverse types of energy work I practice into one gracefully succinct expression. Among these are: Usui Ryoho Shindpiden Reiki, crystal/stone Therapy, sound healing through sacred songs, toning and instruments, as well as “shamanic” healing techniques I have been blessed and honored to learn, which encompass the rich medicine traditions of the Amazon and Andes in Central and South America, particularly from the Peruvian Q’ero, as adapted from my teacher, Rachel Mann, PhD of The Great Medicine Wheel of the New Earth and her mentors, Alberto Villoldo of the Four Winds Society, and spiritual teachings from Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo, among others. I also enjoy the privilege of being trained by the inherent wisdom and spirits of my own Appalachian folk and Celtic/Norse ancestral lineages—which continue to shape and evolve my work each and every day!
Clearing the Luminous Energy Field is a stand-alone healing session, and is the foundation to the Alchemical Energy Medicine session. We first discuss any issues you are having in your life that may be holding you back. This might be a physical concern, an emotional or behavioral issue, a feeling of being stuck or overwhelmed in your life, depression, stress, depleted life force, lack of direction, or really anything that is not serving you anymore. I “track” or identify the energetic source of the issue and use sacred songs, scent, ceremony and prayer blessings to break up and move heavy energies out of the LEF, dislodge the blockages, and drain them out through the chakra. Using focused intention and breath, I illuminate the space where the imprints were with light and bring the chakras back into balance, allowing your LEF to flow freely.
During an Alchemical Energy Medicine session, I use sacred songs and drumming/rattling to enter into the trance-state known as a shamanic journey to connect with the domains of Night (underworld/subconscious), Daytime (middle world/conscious), and Heavenly (upper world/spirit) Realms. It is during this journey that I connect with celestial aspects of the deep self in service of:
Alchemical Energy Medicine sessions help facilitate the release of ineffective patterns allowing the energy bound within them to be freed up. They are highly individualized experiences; just like grains of sand, no two are exactly alike. By releasing these imprints, memories, and attachments, you will be able to break free of old patterns and consciously create every moment of your life from a position of clarity, flexibility, abundance, joy, passion, and beauty. I will close the session by assisting you in integrating the deep vibrational transformation that took place by using different take-home exercises to continue to deepen, integrate, and anchor these changes in your daily life, and assist in creating a beautiful life aligned with your highest potential!
Energy isn’t something most people can see, yet those of us who have been beneficiaries of it or work in the spiritual and healing arts recognize that it works. But, is it merely an anecdotal or placebo effect? We are all taught that if something isn’t tangible, it can’t exist. If we don’t understand it, our ego wants us to dismiss it. The issue with this paradigm is that it severely limits our growth in every way. While healthy skepticism serves its place, we must remain open minded and be willing to seek education on those things we don’t understand. Fortunately, modern science has and continues to prove that not only does the human energy field exist, but energy fields surrounding all living things are present through the study of electromagnetic fields, biophotons, quantum physics, and scientific research in other domains such as experiments with plants and water.
The short answer? "Energy Healing" is an umbrella term for any therapy or healing art in which the human energy field/circuits are manipulated to bring about balance and facilitate the body’s innate healing ability. It is in this way that energy healing modalities such as Reiki, acupuncture, chakra balancing, qi-gong, acupressure, crystal/stone, sound/vibrational, shamanic healing and others can facilitate healing.
According to modern physicists, all of reality can be described as vibrations and waveform patterns, light and information. If we look at the basic components of what makes up our physical bodies, we realize that we are made up of atoms, and based on quantum physics those atoms are really just packets of energy. Biological information fields form an active, constantly resonating matrix. So, in other words, our bodies are constructed from trillions upon trillions of packets of energy.
What both ancient indigenous cultures and many modern-day healers know is that working with the energetic systems of our being have a MUCH greater effect on our health than simply focusing on "correcting" symptoms of the physical body. The ancient shamanic traditions describe an energy field/aura that surrounds the human body. It is within this "luminous energy field" (referred to as the aura or LEF) that the memories of our genetics, karma, life experiences and even ancestral wounds are stored. These imprints and memories propel our life in a certain direction by attracting people, energies, situations, behaviors and experiences to us, although they are not for our highest good.
As an example, imagine a tree growing over decades from a small twig into a big and tall tree. If the twig has been exposed to no trauma, it will grow into a straight and mighty tree with no knots, bends, twists, or rough spots. However, if the twig or immature tree gets stepped on, bent, or otherwise injured, it substantially changes the growth of the tree forever, and with little effort.
We are like the tree. However, as we were growing up we received traumas, betrayals, wounds, programming and judgment from others. Then, we actually continued to perpetuate those hurts so we could grow in a way to please these others. Every time a parent (teacher/authority figure, etc.) said “No!” to our spontaneous arising of energy, we had to begin denying that part of our self to assure that we would be liked by the adults around us. As a young "twig" this was the only way to survive: by creating patterns of behavior that kept us safe in the presence of others. As adults, we are still running these patterns, but they were constructed by a child - and they really don’t work in an adult world. It takes a tremendous amount of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy to maintain these “safety-providing” and self-denying programs that keep us in relationships, situations and circumstances that do not serve our highest good. As a result our LEF can become laden with heavy, less than beneficial imprints and energies that cause dysfunction and negatively impact our health on every one of these levels. This is where energy healing methods such as Reiki, Crystal Therapy, Vibration/Frequency/Sound Healing, and Shamanic Energy Medicine can help.
I offer a variety of Workshops, Events, and Classes including:
All of these offerings are available periodically at Generations Emporium in Johnson City, TN, and can be found at various locations in and around the Tri-Cities, TN (Bristol-Kingsport-Johnson City).
Are you interested in learning more about the above worships? Would you like for me to host a class or event at your home or place of business? Connect with me!
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