empaths, healing, practical spirituality, spiritual development

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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