When it comes to healing ones childhood pain or in healing the pain that has come about through later life experiences; there are many techniques and methods out there. And each one of these is often described as the one and only way. So based on this, if one was to use this method, it would lead to a sense of completion and to inner peace for instance.
Historically, there appears to have always been different healing options available; from faith healing, Chrystal healing and shamanic healing. And in the world that we now live, there are now dozens of options available.
Some of these sound very similar and others come across as being radically different. But with so many options to choose from, it is easy for one to become confused and overwhelmed by the whole thing.
And not all of the healing options have the same focus or outlook on what needs to be done. While some focus purely on the mind, others focus on the body and for other methods, it is all about energy for example.
There are healing options that are supported in the mainstream and there are ones that could be described as ‘of the grid’. These are not part of what has been accepted by certain organisations or the experts in the field.
And although these mainstream options are often classed as being safe and reliable, it does not mean that they are necessarily the most effective options available.
Like a lot of areas in life, people who are in academia or part of the system are often constrained by rules and regulations. And these can get n the way of growth and progress being made.
For people on the outside, these constraints are not as likely to be there. One argument could be that as a result of this, standards will drop and while this can be the case, it is not always the case.
Inner And Outer
Looking at what’s going on inside is what some suggest. Here they talk about the outer being a reflection of the inner and all outer conflict being a result of inner conflict. These ways of looking at life are said to have come from Hermeticism and this originated in Egypt.
And there are some healing options out there that are all about changing the outer. So by changing ones behaviour, one will come to a place of greater wellbeing.
In order to heal something, the cause typically needs to known. And this is another area that is far from black and white when it comes to the world of healing. There are many views here and some of these say:
· It’s about dealing without what is coming up in the moment.
· Some that say it’s due to blocked energy in the body that needs unblocking.
· Others say it is due to what happened as a child.
· For others it is all about what happened in the womb and around the time of conception.
· And another common idea is that it’s due to a chemical imbalance.
Feelings Or Thoughts?
And as well as the causes; there are also other things that are often talked about. So while a certain cause may be cited, the other question relates to what consequences this then created. This could be: feelings, thoughts, emotions, sensations, beliefs or energy that came about through a certain experience or experiences.
Some techniques will insist that it’s all about dealing with the thoughts and another may say it’s all about changing the energy.
One Size Fits All?
To have one technique that would work for everyone would be a wonderful thing; it would save so much time and confusion. And while this may sound good and may well be possible when it comes to buying hats or scares – it rarely applies to anything else.
Some people speak about a certain techniques as being the ‘be and end all’ and that is has done so much for them. And at the same time, there is also likely to be people who have tried the technique and nothing much has happened.
Does it Work?
This can then lead to different consequences occurring, it could then be said that the technique does not work or that the person using the technique is not suitable. Because like most techniques; the technique is often only as good as the person who is using it. The presence of the person using the technique is incredibly important.
However, another conclusion could be that the technique is not suitable for the person. Let’s face it: although we are all human beings, we are all so uniquely different.
Are You Ready?
Another factor that cannot be emphasised enough and one that is just as important as deciding to seek assistance is: whether one is ready to heal or not.
They say that you only get out of life what you put in and healing is no different. Simply wanting to have healing is one thing, but to really want to heal is something else. The technique, method or a coach for that matter can only help to the degree that one is willing to heal and let go.
The need to be validated or acknowledged is often part of the process of healing. And how long this will last can depend on many factors. It is not likely to be something that can be rushed or forced; it has to be done at one’s own pace.
To force this process will often lead to it taking longer that is needed.
While it would be easy for me to say a certain technique is the best, because I used it and it worked; I know very well that others have used it and it hasn’t worked. Or that the ones that I believe don’t work; have worked for other people.
I would say the important thing is to be open and flexible, not to become attached to any technique or perspective about how something should be. To listen to one’s own inner guidance and to trust that the right assistance will appear. Some techniques may give one validation, but not lead to any healing occurring.
And one of the biggest signs is whether one is actually progressing or not. If they are, then the technique must be working and if they are not, then perhaps it’s time to evaluate.
Choosing someone who has the right knowledge and understanding is incredibly important. One should never feel that they have to deny what they are going through or hide it from the person who is assisting them; because without trusting the other person, one is unlikely to open up and therefore heal.
Oliver JR Cooper
Author, Transformational Writer, Teacher & Consultant.
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That which is contained within these articles is based on my own empirical understanding and is true for me at the time they were written. However, as I continue to grow, what I perceive as the truth will inevitably change and as a result of this - parts of these articles may not reflect my current outlook.