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When the healing isn’t working.

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When new people reach out to me wanting to know more about Angelic Reiki they usually tell me that they’ve tried some form of energy healing before and it didn’t work for them. Even I have been known to say that EFT and Theta simply do not work for me. The question is: Is that really true?

The reasons for believing this to be true are plentiful:

“They said they cleared my chakras but nothing has changed.”
“I didn’t feel anything.”
“Other people said that X happened but that didn’t happen to me.”
“Since the healing, I am feeling even worse than before I started.”

Now, although it is wholly possible that the healing didn’t work for you for whatever reason. In my own experience, this tends not to be the case and there are a fair few common reasons why it appears that the healing hasn’t or isn’t working.


COMPARISON

A common misconception is that when you work with crystals or have an energy healing session you are meant to feel or see things. It’s that idea that you are meant to have this instant and profound life-changing experience there and then. This misconception is often fuelled by the stories you read and hear about people having these huge epiphanies during or after a treatment. So, when this doesn’t happen for you it’s only natural that you think there is something wrong with you or that the treatment has failed. Yet, this is what I have learnt to be true:

The experience of another person is THEIR experience. Not yours!

Each person, based on their own energy, soul lessons and back-story will have an experience with energy healing that is unique to them. Therefore, what you experience is based on the healing that you are ready to receive at that moment in time. So, comparing your experience to that of another person doesn’t serve you in any way and can actually set you up for disappointment, as well as distracting you from doing your own inner work.


THE MAGIC CURE

Some people can expect energy healing to be this magic cure that takes away all of their problems, pains and issues. Sadly, it doesn’t work that way and what I learnt to be true is that:

Spiritual tools and healing practices don’t fix your problems. YOU do!

Instead what I have found is that energy healing practices and tools such as crystals will guide you towards what you need to work on or release. It can bring to the surface the emotions, wounds, root causes or lessons that your soul is ready for you to heal or let go of. In some cases, it may even reveal to you who or what it is that requires your forgiveness. However, you still have free will to choose to keep repeating the same habits and thoughts, as well as hold onto the stories or beliefs that keep you stuck.

There is that element of taking responsibility for your wellbeing and own healing. In doing so, you may find that you need to drop old habits, ways of thinking and being in order to detach from what’s fuelling the pain. Which is where mindset work can also be so complimentary to any inner work and energy healing work that you do for yourself.


IMPATIENCE

Impatience is another common factor for people feeling as if the healing doesn’t work. We live in this society where we want to see and experience rapid results, alongside instant transformation. Whereas this is possible for some, the truth is that sometimes healing takes its sweet time. This is because you receive the healing and insights that you are ready for at any particular stage in your life. Often to receive all of this transformation and insight all at once would be overwhelming. It may also lead you away from using your own wisdom and free will to make choices, learn lessons and naturally up-level. Basically, it will take the “fun” out of simply living and experiencing everything that life has to offer you. Would you really want that?

Also, what I have found is that some wounds run deep. They go back lifetimes and, in some case, can be generational and ancestral. Therefore, it is only natural that it may take some time for you to experience the full impact of the healing. How long it takes can often be down to your own resistance and if you are in impatience mode you can be slowing down the healing process.

I’ve often found that with hindsight I have been able to see that transformation did take place, starting on the inside first and over a period of time. Leading me to see that I have actually come a long way from my humble beginnings. All the healing process to unfold and I am sure that you can have that beautiful hindsight too.


ATTACHMENT

Often people will have an attachment to a specific outcome. So they book in for a session with the specific intention to clear the decks and manifest their dream lover. Then they focus specifically on this intention and becoming increasingly angry, irritated or annoyed that the dream lover isn’t anywhere to be seen. In the process of remaining attached to the outcome they miss the lessons and values they are gaining from all of this inner work and healing. It can also create more stress and resistance. Neither of which are complementary to healing or your general wellbeing.

A simple shift that I find helpful is to move from focusing on a specific outcome is to suspend all expectation and simply be open to receiving the best possible healing at that time. When you do this you will be guided to what you need to work on in order to reach your desired destination, if not somewhere 100 times better. It is this approach that opens you to receive what you need and the infinite possibilities around you, some of which cannot yet be seen by the naked eye.


QUIETLY BEHIND THE SCENES

Energy can be very subtle and that includes healing energy too. Just think about when you are manifesting your desires into reality. On the surface, it can look as if nothing is happening and you may even feel like nothing is happening. Yet behind the scenes, things are shifting and being reorganised. God, Angels and the Universe are working behind the scenes to align you and your desire so that you can receive it in ‘real’ time. It works like this with healing energy too. It can be subtle. Yet it is still working and you don’t have to have this profound, out of this world experience, to know this to be true.


OVER TO YOU…..

I hope that I have given you some light relief or some things to consider, at the very least.

Ultimately, what I want to convey is that you do not need to compare your healing journey to anybody else. Nor do you need to follow another person’s strategy or formula for healing. I’ve found that going where I am guided and holding the intention for the best possible healing to be received pays dividends. Even if those dividends are not seen, felt or experienced straight away.

And if it is no longer working for you that’s ok. Along your path, you’ll try and be guided to new practices, tools and teachers who are best placed to help you awaken to be the best version of you. You’ll be guided.

With much love as always….

Chanel

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Learn 3 simple steps to increase your intuition

From a young age, I knew that I was able to see and feel things that not everybody else could. That ‘knowing‘ that a person wasn’t a very nice person would cause me to back away from them and cry if I was told that I had to be around them. As I got older that sense of ‘knowing‘ got stronger in the form of psychic dreams where I would see things before they happened or simply having that strong gut instinct when something was amiss.

No doubt this is something you’d expect from an intuitive with clairvoyant, clairsentient and clairaudient abilities. However, for many years I struggled to trust my intuition which would often lead me down the road of pain, heartache and drama.

My experience of having this strong sense of ‘knowing‘ is something that’s familiar to many people. As is that feeling of not knowing how to trust your intuition when it rises up to your attention. So, in this article, I’ll share with you my top suggestions for learning how to trust and make better use of your intuition.


WHAT IS INTUITION?

I consider the intuition to be the voice of the soul. With your soul being that all-knowing aspect of ourselves that guides us to experience, learn and embody in this lifetime. In order to sufficiently guides us, it speaks to us through us through our intuition.

You may often hear intuition referred to as our internal guidance system because the wisdom and guidance it brings us comes from within.


HEAD + HEART: LEARN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO

I view your head as being that more logical part of ourselves. That aspect of ourselves that likes to keep us safe yet has a funny way of going about it. One thing it does it remember all of the times when you’ve tried and failed, bringing them back into your consciousness when you try something new or similar to that which you’ve tried before. Therefore you could say that it tends to be a little fearful at times, especially in comparison to the heart.

In contrast, I see the heart as more of rebel and it’s connected to your intuition. It seeks love, connection, expansion, adventure and new experiences. It’s that place where you experience that subtle pull toward something or someone, yet don’t know why. That place of knowing.

As you can imagine the way that they communicate is different with one feeling fearful or restrictive and the other feeling joyful or expansive. You tend to find that the heart steps forward first (that initial idea or decision to try something new) and the mind follows, usually with the reason why the new course of action isn’t a good idea.

Neither is right or wrong. It just depends on what you’re working towards or what you are giving yourself permission to experience.


THE LANGUAGE OF YOUR BODY

Our feelings and emotions will frequently manifest in the body. I recall a time when I started a new job and by midday, I had a headache and was throwing up. Some would say it’s down to nerves, yet the horrible time and experiences that I had at this workplace tell a different story. Also, the fact that I also would get a sudden headache or bout of sickness when working in an environment that was not right for me.

Headaches and sickness are my body’s way of saying that something is amiss. On the contrary when something or someone is a good fit for me I feel a little glow around my heart. So, listening to your body works for the positive and negative.

Your emotions and body may speak to you in a different way. One way to learn the language of your body is to become more aware, doing so by keeping a reflective journal of your interactions with others and in different places. Jot down how felt and any sensations in your body. Over time you are likely to notice patterns and this will help you to understand what your body is communicating with you. You may even find that as you think of key people you’ve encountered they remind you of other people you’ve known or you have an image of them come to mind. How you felt about that person or your experience of them can be a sign of how this new person is going to be in your life.

So you can see that taking the time to reflect in this way can bring much to the surface that supports you in your daily life and decision making.


DISCONNECT FROM ALL OF THAT NOISE

Learning to trust your intuition takes practise as you need to familiarise yourself with how it communicates with you. Therefore, taking time out to step away from the noise so that you can practise hearing the messages is key. Meditation is the obvious way to do that and it may require you to give yourself permission to hear the messages. If it resonates ask the Archangels Raziel or Chamuel to support you in connecting to your heart space and being open to receiving messages. Allow yourself to be quiet and still, allowing images and words to drift in and out of your mind’s eye. Keep a pen and paper close by so that you can jot down anything that really resonates with you. Do this often enough and you’ll increase that connection to your intuition, as well as learning it’s language inside out.


ARE YOU READY TO FURTHER DEVELOP YOUR INTUITION?

Any of these suggestions can be used and tweaked to support you in strengthening your intuition, as well as using it to it’s fullest potential. Doing so in a way that guides you to make aligned decisions and achieve your life goals.

If you would like support in developing your intuition or awakening your own psychic abilities, get in touch with me here.

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Scorpio ‘Pink’ Full Moon: Heal + Transform

On the 29th/30th of April we have a full ‘pink’ moon in Scorpio. Hailed as a moon that is offering inside out transformation that opens the door to becoming the best version of you and manifesting those seeds of desire that you’ve planted. How can you personally make the most of this energy? Let’s find out as we explore the energy of this Full ‘Pink’ Moon in Scorpio.


A LITTLE BACKGROUND TO THIS FULL MOON

This Full Moon is meant to stir things up. Stirring it up and bringing them out into the open (or, at least for you to see) in order to begin that ripple effect of change + transformation. Something that is very much needed if you are to uplevel, become your best self and live a life that you love. Rather than a life that you pretend to love when you post happy pics on Instagram.

It’s meant to really wake you up to the truth that you’ve been avoiding, ignoring or pushing deep below the surface.

Much of what it’s stirring up are feelings, emotions, thoughts and beliefs related to Yourself. Particularly those that relate to how you show up in the world and in important relationships. Some of these things might include:

  • Jealousy
  • Envy
  • Greed
  • Neediness
  • Fakeness

Being a karmic year 11/2 you’re likely to find that what is coming up for you are things that have been plaguing you for most of your life. Those pesky repetitive patterns, cycles and behaviours that you keep you stuck in victim mode or in your comfort zone.

Are you ready to see + release them?

Yet, on the flip side Scorpio Full Moon energy is sexy and mysterious, as well as deeply intuitive too. All of which are energies that can be put to optimal use at this time, especially when navigating the beautiful world of romantic relationships.

On the other hand, maybe you need to remember how to be more sexy, mysterious in your daily life, whilst using the gift of intuition to feel you way into situations.

Which is it to be for you?

Scorpio Full Moon’s are a time for deep cleansing and healing. A real releasing of the things that stand in opposition of your transformation. Yet, when embraced can have the impact of leading you to the breakthrough and transformation that you’ve been waiting for.


WHY SHOULD I TAKE NOTICE OF THE FULL MOON?

You don’t have to take notice of the Full Moon and many people don’t. Blissfully living their lives unaware of the emotions, feelings and energy that comes up for and around them at this time.

Yet, for those who are willing it’s the optimal time for purging, letting go and forgiveness. All key ingredients for soul growth, personal development, healing and uplevelling in life.

Full Moon’s are like the harvest point of the moon cycle. The point where you can reap the rewards of the seeds of desire and intention that you have planted. Where those crops of desire are not ready to be harvested it becomes a time of reflection, introspection and release. A time when you use the gift of awareness to support you as you go within and identify:

  • What is ready to be released
  • Who you can forgive

This can make it an emotional time, especially for those who are moon sensitive, lightworkers/warriors, psychic, water signs or in the midst of a soul/spiritual awakening. You guys will most likely feel all the feels when the moon is full because the moon governs our emotions.

When the moon is Full it’s bright and it literally shines a light in and on the darkness. This is why you will often find that buried thoughts, feelings, memories and shadow parts of the self are more apparent under the Full Moon. These things become more obvious when our soul is ready for us to release those aspects that are standing in the way of us awakening, progressing or just simply moving on.

How will you respond to what’s coming up for you at this time?


WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?

As Jay-Z said you can’t heal what you don’t reveal. The Scorpio Full Moon is doing a lot of revealing so you’re job is to be Aware.

Notice what is coming up for you at this time and over the last few days because this stuff is the dominant energy that you bring to every table that you sit at. It introduces in real time, through text and over social media, even if you haven’t been aware of it. This energy is contributing to and creating your current reality. Leading you to repeat the same patterns with different faces and in different places.

Some key questions to ask yourself might include:

  • What is ready to be released?
  • What isn’t really helping me to manifest what I want?
  • What am I going to do about it?
  • What is helping me to expand, heal and uplevel?
  • What are/is the lessons here?

Incidentally, this energy of release and transformation have been dominant themes in this week’s 5 days of divine messages with the cards over on my Instagram page. You may want to check it out for further insight and guidance.

Also, it helps to have that perspective that life is happening for you not to you. Just sit with that for a moment and notice how empowering that feels.


WHAT TOOLS CAN I USE TO SUPPORT ME?

Your best tool is your own commitment to change, healing and your own personal development. Are you really willing to face the truth? Are you really willing to take the necessary steps towards your own healing and transformation?

Some other tools include:


This gorgeous Full Moon really is here to help you to breakthrough and bring you back to yourself. Yet you have to be prepared to do your part too.

Healing is a process and what this Full Moon is doing is really peeling back the layers of the darkness and dislodging those limiting beliefs and fears. Something which I talk about more here. It’s up to you to decide how best to invest your time + resources to make the most of it.

Remember change starts with you!


The Full Moon is a good time to delve deep below the surface and get yourself a reading or energy healing session. Click here to book and enquire.