The 5 Ingredients to Healing

Awareness

The healing begins with a dose of awareness. In a moment of reflection on the path to wellness, there is often remembrance of that moment of realization. The day the shift toward the positive resolution of a disharmony began in a moment of clarity or truth. The energy assessment can be part of that memory. Working with clients offers repeated opportunities to witness that ah ha moment through viewing the eyes of realization. The discovery was made and the healing began. In case studies, an imbalance can shift immediately upon the discoveries made during an energy assessment.

The connection between an accurate illumination of an imbalance and the awareness that follows, is truly a fulfilling experience that is hard to match with any other human experience. To be a small part of another person’s healing is the reward that makes the effort worth every challenge found with the process personal transformation. At the IEL Institute for the Spiritual Arts, we take pride in helping others with this key ingredient to healing by helping those interested in performing an accurate energy assessment of human systems. Through this single act of service, awareness is discovered.

Intention

The intentional act of creating sustainable movement toward the positive realization of dreams cannot be overstated. Many people are unfamiliar with setting an intention, which is often confused with setting goals. Intentions are the energy that creates the state of mind needed to overcome a challenge. Intentions are the energy behind the goals. The intention sets the energy internally and externally, by creating a message to the Universe. The Universe responds to the establishment of an intention in the most supportive ways beyond what can be imagined. The result is the release of limitations based in thoughts, beliefs, negative emotions, attachments, and sometimes people.

A teacher once said to his group of seekers, going through a process of healing without an intention is like getting on a bus with no idea where it’s going. Intentions make the individual the master of ceremonies of their own life force, forging a vacuum that nature will always fill. The collective support from every source, lifts the individual like a wave carries the surfer toward the beach with increasing momentum on a natural continuum. Every healthy resolution of an imbalance, starts with an intentional expression on some level of human consciousness.

Gratitude

Gratitude is the energy that provides a boost to the collection of ingredients. Gratitude demonstrates an abundance of the resource known as kindness and appreciation. The way a person expressed their gratitude can vary, but conveyance of gratitude establishes energetic stability. This is why the importance of exchanging for energy sessions is emphasized. In case studies, it becomes obvious that people do not find the highest levels of benefit from free energy healing. Those that give the most gratitude, experience the greatest results from energy healing.

Some feel that spiritual work should be offered for free. This is merely ego creating a spiritual bypass of the truth. The truth is that both the healer and client find balance in the expression of gratitude as an essential ingredient to healing. Even when there is no monetary exchange for healing work, there are numerous ways that gratitude can be conveyed. The avoidance of addressing the issue of exchange, indicates a block in the energy creating limitations.

Love

The energy of love is what facilitates the energy of healing. The energy of love is found in an external source, such as God, Universal Consciousness, Oneness, Nature, family, animals, and any organized system that serves to fill the heart with a connection to grace and divinity. Without love, the human energy system experiences deficiency on some level. Healing is a form of ascension in the body. As each person incarnates to learn lessons of love on the return to sovereignty, small doses of that source of live-giving energy creates the lift needed on that journey.

Dr. Marcel Vogel once stated through his laboratory studies as a spiritual scientist, Love is the glue that bonds all matter. He also discovered that Love is the primary unit of life and Hatred is the negative unit of life. Illness and disharmony is the spirit’s inability to handle the negative emotions. As we learn more about the mind/body connection, it becomes clear that almost every disharmony can be traced to a metaphysical aspect around negative expression of emotions. In the highest act of creating healing, it is obvious that we must let love the lead the way to open the door to the healing energy of the heart.

Ceremony

This is possibly the most overlooked element of energy healing or the process of healing. The ceremonious act seals the light around healing by creating the bond with the providence of Divinity. The structure of the ceremony is irrelevant. It’s the act of the spirit connecting to a power greater than the self, that provides the foundation for organizing the complex structure around healing or the healing architecture.

Ceremony brings into alignment the core values of individual vibration. Civilizations and various cultures have engaged in ceremonious offerings since ancient times, as a way to connect with what lies in the hidden realms. The ceremony creates ancient stirrings within, as a way to remember who we are and why we came to Earth. In that remembrance, there is illumination on the path in the return to personal sovereignty.

Energy assessments are the path. Intention is the key that unlocks the door. Gratitude opens the door. Love is the magnetic force that draws you through the door. Ceremony is the fire that warms the heart beyond the doorway to the healing energy within.

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Shamanism

People often see me as a shaman, or one who engages in shamanistic activities, so I decided to look up the meaning (tee hee). By my personal definition, many shamans are out there. To me, a shaman is someone who has overcome great challenges in their own life, then uses the experience to help others.

The word ‘shaman’ originates from the cultures of North Asia, dating back thousands of years. According to Wikipedia, Mircea Eliade writes, A first definition of this complex phenomenon, and perhaps the least hazardous, will be: shamanism = ‘technique of religious ecstasy’. Shamanism encompasses the premise that shamans are intermediaries or messengers between the human world and the spirit worlds. Shamans are said to treat ailments/illness by mending the soul.

Shamanism can also be defined as a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to access benevolent spirits. The shaman can go into a trance by using ritual or ceremony as a way to bring the spirits present. The crystal bed is a device that facilitates the client going into an alpha state, which enables each person to access their spirit helpers. The need to go into a trance in order to access the spirit realm seems as ‘old school’ as a séance. We all have the ability to access other realms and can remain in a grounded presence when messaging occurs with spirit guides. Let’s get a whisper on the subject of shamanism:
           

Shamanism begins with being open to the mysteries of the world that lie beyond the physical. Accessing different dimensions can be done using a variety of methods that align each person with the vibrations and frequencies of other realms. Once you understand how to access those frequencies, the process becomes easier and without the need for trances or altered states. Upon making a connection, healing energy with the soul can increase.

Reaching altered states can appeal to those on the spiritual path, representing the fastest way to experience other dimensions. But this approach can bring unexpected consequences. The original shamans dedicated a big part of their lives to the spiritual practices handed down by their ancestors. Fast food is not necessarily filled with nourishment, and neither is fast spiritual food.  

Take your time to learn spiritual methods, then practice your passion like an artist learning to master their craft. The more you practice, the more information you will gather and incorporate into your intended use, life purpose, interests, and service to the Divine. Traveling other dimensions offers many opportunities for false discernment. The ancient cultures were gifted at staying grounded, and many of those teachings have been lost.

In order to arrive at your proper destination, you need intentions that match your purpose. By establishing the foundation of your spiritual work through intentions, you will build a masterpiece grounded in the core essence of who you are. You do not need a title, a label, or a certificate to be the best spiritual messenger on the planet. Simply align yourself with the frequency and vibration that you brought into the world, by remembering who you are and why you came here.     

Russell Rides Back into the Flow of Life

Russell Rides Back into the Flow of Life

Today, June 9, 2009, is the day Russell got back on his bike!

In November ’07, I had a serious freak accident while riding my mountain bike crossing a busy Austin street. So many factors contributed to the event that it is hard to imagine forces coming together in such a way to ultimately result in such severe injuries. Yet, I can’t help but to reflect with the blessing in the situation within the reality that I could have lost my life or the use of my body on that fateful day.

Some nineteen months later, the day arrived when it was time to reclaim my passion. You know the old saying “it’s just like riding a bike”, that really is true. It was like a day had never passed as I traveled the exact same route to the Hike and Bike trail right past the spot where my wife, some city workers, the police and a handful of passer-bys watched them load me into an ambulance.

There was a vibration that is hard to describe, emanating from my left side around the center of my injuries. It feels like the same effect as you get when listening to crystal bowls or vibration through sound, so I think it must be a release of some sort. I know that I have felt grief over the things that I felt was lost…my health, time…or even a piece of myself. But what I’ve learned is that is only one perception that I can choose. The other might be that I became vulnerable……open to receiving……I had new experiences that illuminated a side of me that I had never seen, nor had those around me. One perceived area of loss allowed room for something totally different.

So how was the ride? Here is my interview with myself(lol):

Did I feel the energy of fear? ~ no fear….caution

Did it feel good? ~ incredibly freeing to the body, mind and spirit

Any shaky moments? ~ none….really smooth

Did I wear a helmet? ~ a helmet….. is the reason I have a brain that says wear a helmet!

Best way to describe the overall feeling? Very healing on many levels

Best thing that happened? ~ Sunset at the river on the footbridge………and the four year- old that stopped in the park to say hello and tell me the he had just played basketball.

Lasting impressions? ~ Gratitude beyond measure

Any tears? ~ enough of those shed already……….this was the true celebration ride

Anything to say? To my friends, family and Beckie…..Thanks for having the courage to see me through my strongest and weakest moments. I know it has been hard to watch and now it is time to erase that vision and replace that vision with the current one. See me as a survivor and a warrior for passion……..someone that is fully riding in the flow of life.

smiles, Russell