Books, Energy Healing

Rebel Pagan, Rebel Healer Part 2

 

©Pip Miller
My healing ‘tools’.

In my last post I mentioned I’d write about being a rebel healer, but maybe ‘rebel’ is a bit strong. Not so much a rebel as simply…different.

I’ve talked before about the ways in which I do Prismatic Healing sessions differently than most energy healers: no crystals in the room, I don’t need the person’s true name (or a name at all, actually), no picture is needed, permission is not needed – if it’s not meant to work, it won’t. It’s that easy. I don’t cleanse with salt, meditate ahead of time, need a silent space…none of the things that we’ve come to believe are necessary to help others.

I didn’t start out trying to be a rebel healer, it just kind of happened. I quickly learned that I could do it any where and any time, interruptions and conversation didn’t matter, and the more I help people, the better I not only feel, but I’m pumped up and excited to keep the flow going.

There are some quotes I’d saved along the way from or about other rebel healers, but somehow they’ve gotten lost over time. One was from Judith Orloff’s book Second Sight about either her mom or her grandmother doing energy healing and chatting away with the client, having done the work so long that she knew it would take care of itself (or something along those lines; trying to remember). I find that the more I focus on what I’m doing, the less it seems to help the person. Which, I’ve discovered recently, can be a bit of an issue during in-person sessions in my space because my old “I’m not good enough” mental tape starts running and I worry so much that at times I feel I’ve done a terrible job because I blocked the flow with my stress over doing well. Not good. But if I’m busy, say at work, and I take a few minutes to help a headache or someone’s pain, I’m sufficiently otherwise occupied that the flow is strong and the person is always surprised at how much better they feel in such a short period of time. So I’m a rebel in the way I do best at allowing Spirit to do its work – the less attention, the better. Not normal, right?

In Eric Pearl’s book The Reconnection, there’s a chapter titled “Setting the Tone” that hit so close to home that I literally was yelling to my guy, “This, this!!!” as I read it, most especially the sub-chapter “The Hidden Fear in Our Rituals”, wherein he speaks about the crystals, protection, candles, jewelry, etc, and he finishes it with this lovely little bit:

“Tissue – to dry your tears from either laughing so hard at some of this that you blow out your candles, or from crying when you accidentally kill your flowers by placing them in the salt water you were supposed to shake your hands off into…and the prayers don’t bring them back.” Can you say Rebel Healer? 😉

I went into this not believing that I could make a difference, and so even though I worked in an environment that believes quite fiercely in the ‘rituals’ and ‘musts’ of how to do energetic healing, I just did what felt right and ignored the rest. I mean really, how many healers do you know that sit outside with a teddy bear, chatting to the birds and the neighbors while sending Light 1/2 way around the world?

And it works. Quite well. Sometimes very powerfully, sometimes more subtly, but it always works on some level. Of this I am now certain. So I shall continue to be a rebel healer, doing my own thing even when others still tell me that ‘on some level you are taking stuff in from others and you need to protect yourself from it’. I believe that Spirit knows what it’s doing, and if I needed protection to help others, then why would Spirit make what I do so easy? Wouldn’t there be stumbling blocks to the healing until I learned that I need to do this or do that in order for it to work? Since there aren’t (except those in my own head), I’m quite happy letting Spirit take the lead and leaving all the rest for others.

I know there have to be more rebel healers out there…are you one? In what way? Let’s spread the word! Rebel Healers Unite! 😉

©Pip Miller – August 2014

Books, Business, Energy Healing, Filofax, Planners, Quotes

Thoughts for the Day

IMG_0802469 I was looking through my Filofax, and I have a section of quotes from different books, such as The FireStarter Sessions, as well as a blog or two, such as Belle’s.  Ones that jumped out at me were:

“First, get clear on how you want to feel.  Then, do stuff that makes you feel that way.” (TFSS)

“As of today, stop wasting energy trying to sell things to people who don’t want them.” (ToTaD)

“What makes you feel strengthened?  What makes you feel weakened?” (TFSS)

“Stop trying to be good at stuff that makes you feel bad.  Get better at what you’re best at.” (TFSS)

And…”Your most valuable currency is what comes most naturally to you.” (TFSS)

Some pretty powerful quotes, don’t you think?

What comes to mind when you read them?  For me, it’s all this online marketing stuff, which we all know I suck at. 😉  It doesn’t make me feel good to try to sell healing to people who aren’t responsive to it, it doesn’t make me feel strengthened at all…it actually makes me feel weak and needy.

What does make me feel strengthened is writing.  I like to write.  I like to pass on things I’ve read about, experiences I’ve had, life with a Filofax (es) and no smartphone…whatever comes to mind.  Writing has always been my refuge, my ‘go-to’ when I’m stressed or moody (you should read some of the poems I wrote in high school! No wait, you shouldn’t. LOL).  So I’m going to write here more, PLAY more on Twitter, and who knows about G+.  I need more fun in my life, and if that’s what I need to do to get some, then that’s what I’m going to do.

I’m going to be a blogger who is also a healer.

Who are you going to be? Does something unexpected come to mind?

©Pip Miller – March 2014

 

Misc

Reconnecting

Wow, I can’t believe I haven’t posted since September!  So much has changed, and I’ve needed the time to get used to it.

Biggest change is that I have a “real” job now!  Full-time, great pay, great people, close to home.  On the other hand, my time for doing healing work has lessened greatly and I must admit, I miss it terribly.  I also miss being home, believe it or not!  Today the ravens are finally back in full force in the neighborhood, and I just want to sit outside, sent light, and watch them dance in the sky.  Instead, I’m off to work soon.

Talk about a lesson in gratitude, eh? 🙂

BTW, the tree that the ravens & crows used to perch in (as well as the hummingbirds) is gone. 😦  It was dead and every time the wind blew, branches were falling off.  I cried when they cut it down because I knew it meant a change in the birds’ patterns and I was worried about where they would land now and if I could still watch them. The ravens & crows have chosen my other neighbor’s tree, which I love, but it’s much harder to see them.  Still they are there and I love it.  Aside…a ‘murder’ of crows *really* should be renamed a ‘cacophony’ of crows. *L*

©Pip Miller

This job has me immersed in a way of life that is of a culture not mine, and part of me is ready to just sink in, but there is a bigger part of me telling me it’s not the right path for me…most especially the nutrition aspect of it.  So right now I am navigating the waters of my soul, picking my way through all that I have access to and feeling my way along to what nourishes me.  Nourish.  That was my word for this year, and it honestly never became much of a focus until recently.  I think I may keep it for my word next year, too.  Suddenly it means so much to me, in ways I can’t begin to describe or even coherently put my finger on.

Am I making any sense?  I’m listening to the birds, watching the clock, trying to decide what to wear today (my least favorite part of having a job), and putting my thoughts into word here.  I have a feeling I’m multi-tasking a bit too much. 😉

©Pip Miller – November 2013