Be like Jacky, just be.
I work with energy. I channel energy when I do reiki healing and acupuncture. I can feel it in my hands, they emit heat and I feel tingling in my palms and my whole body when I work with someone. I am so grateful that I can experience it and I know that my abilities will grow with time.
Two things I have learned from experience are very important for my development. The first is to trust what I am experiencing; I am not making it up. The second is to let go of my need to understand; all I have to do is accept what I am experiencing. The energy is there, whether I believe it or not, so I might as well let go of my doubts and just be present.
What is this energy anyway? In Chinese medicine we call it qi. Other healing traditions have different names for the same phenomena. It can be a difficult concept to grasp because it is close to impossible to measure, but I and most bodyworkers/energy healers know it is there. The energy is real, not just a concept. Our body communicates internally by electricity. Tiny charges relays messages throughout the body’s systems.
Back to the two premises I have to remember at all times. Trust what I feel and let go of the necessity to understand it. Sometimes my clients are asking about this elusive energy, maybe because they experience something during the treatment that they can’t wrap their mind around. Unfortunately I have trouble explaining what happens, why and what it means. Often simply because I do not know myself. I have no other choice than to be humble and admit that I have no clue. Quite simple actually.
Animals however, do not question what they experience. They just feel it. Open minds. No pre-conceived notions of what is or is not. My horse starts yawning and her eyes glaze over when the first acupuncture needle goes in. A little bit of massage and she starts chewing and her head sinks, she is in the zone. The other day I was playing around with my amethyst pendulum and Jacky. Jacky is a young, very energetic German Shepherd girl. She quieted down as I held the swinging and spinning pendulum over her. She stopped trying to steal socks from the laundry pile and just sat down. Eyes blinking (a sign of relaxation), head sinking and finally she laid down. She was looking at me with her typical frown which gives her a puzzled look, not understanding, just reacting to what she felt.
The pendulum, somehow, picked up on the electromagnetic field which is surrounding all of us. What in the field that made the pendulum swing, spin and change direction on its own and what that means I can not answer now. At this point I just keep experimenting, experiencing and having fun while learning.