ZZZ - HEALING YOURSELF
by Deborah Burton
Any of us can only tell you what our experiences have been doing metaphysical work. Your pathway will likely be different. Do not be afraid to find your own pathway. There are lots of right ways to do things in the metaphysical world as long as you stay in the light!
I am a healer, but I am first a lightworker. In that sense I am not unique, by any means--there are lots of lightworkers on Earth today. Our pathways are different and our gifts/talents are different, but our first job is to be white light. We need all the white light we can possibly get on Earth right now. Many of us believe we are the forerunners to usher a new age in. The Indigo Children that are probably 20 years old at most right now and the Crystal Children that are being born today and that have been born the past few years will also help bring in this new age and maintain it. We are all here to help humanity reach a higher level.
My healing talent is a bit unique, because I am an intuitive. That means I was not taught to do what I do--it is all done instinctively. I put my hands on someone, and I listen to what The Universe tells me to do.
We all have the energy inside of us to heal ourselves or to at least help heal ourselves and others. Sometimes it is something as simple as a loving touch, a hug, or a smile. We heal those we love best, after all.
We all have to take responsibility for our own healing. We have to be active in any treatment for any disease; we have to want to be well, not resign ourselves.
One of the phrases you will hear quite a bit in the metaphysical world, especially from New Agers, is "love and light". This phrase says so much about our work. It is short for "unconditional love and white light". The unconditional love comes from our Heart Chakra, the fourth major Chakra, the center of the seven Chakras in our physical body, and the white light comes from our seventh major chakra in our physical body, our Crown chakra. We will get into the Chakras in depth a bit later tonight, because they are a very important part of our physical bodies.
Our lives on this earth, at least the best sort of life, comes down to truth--how honest we are with ourselves and with others. Without honesty, many of the negative emotions so easily come in--fear, lack of self-esteem, stress, anger, intolerance, etc. If we are honest with ourselves, we know who we are, and we can function at a much higher level. What does that have to do with our health? Quite a bit actually! If we are not part of and do not expose ourselves to the negative emotions from others or generate them ourselves, our physical bodies will be much healthier.
Medical doctors are just starting to acknowledge the fact that our bodies run on energy first. I hope I am around long enough to see standard medicine change a great deal with that knowledge.
I am going to talk about several ways tonight to keep your body's energy healthy in a metaphysical way! Please do not forget that proper diet and exercise are important, too, for all of us. Our physical bodies are our temples, and if they are not nourished correctly, in all ways, physically and metaphysically, illness can set in.
Metaphysical development is much the same as developing muscles in your physical body--you just keep at it, and you get better and better. If you are attempting to do something, and it does not work the first time or even the first six times, do not give up--keep at it! If you get any response at all the first few times, you are going to be able to do whatever it is. Few, if any of us, got here overnight!
In my daily routine, I meditate at least once a day, and I always do Chakra work at the beginning of each and every meditation. The Chakras are the basic energy centers that our Aura runs off of, so both of these things, meditation and Chakra work, are very basic and very necessary for any kind of metaphysical work as well as for our health. Meditation gives us a tranquil center to work from. I think it allows us to be quiet in a way that we can hear things better on the metaphysical side. It slows our vital signs down and puts us in a very relaxed state. It is also an excellent tool to keep ourselves healthy--especially for those of us who are stressed out on a constant basis!
If you do not know how to meditate, even sitting quietly for ten to fifteen minutes once a day and trying to completely relax will be a good start. It is very important to meditate at least once a day. If you are stressed out at any point during your day, sit down and do an extra meditation to relieve it. I strongly recommend holding a piece of Selenite or a Clear Quartz Crystal gently in your hand for white light, a Smokey Quartz Crystal for absorbing negativity, or a Rose Quartz Crystal to promote self-love and unconditional love. These are great "starter tools" and provide us with wonderful additional energy!
I started meditating accidentally and did not even realize that was what I was doing. I would go to sleep each night holding one of my Clear Quartz Crystals and just float around--never realizing I was meditating! I have always meditated with one or two rocks and crystals. The crystal energy makes the experience much more interesting and much more powerful! Taking meditation classes helps, and I did do that later on as well. I would encourage you to find a good teacher and take some classes if you do not know how to meditate.
When I meditate, I focus my energy on each chakra, starting with the Root Chakra. I stimulate each one of them, one at a time, as best I can. This keeps my Chakras in their healthiest state. Even though the energy you stimulate in a higher Chakra will trickle down to the lower Chakras to one degree or another, it is important not to ignore any of the major Chakras in the body. It is important to keep them all in balance.
The Chakras, as I said earlier, are the energy centers in our physical body that our Auras run off of. If your Aura is weak, that means your Chakras are not functioning at a very high level of energy. Energy comes from The Universe above and Mother Earth below us and enters the Chakras first. We also breathe this energy into our bodies. Once the Chakras have enough energy to work properly, the excess energy goes into our Aura. Once the Aura has enough energy, the excess energy beams out to those around us.
There are several teachings on Chakras as far as how many there are, and there are even some differences on where they are located. I am going to share what makes the most sense to me with you.
Our Chakras open like a flower when they are in good working order. The Chakra colors should always be clear and bright, not muddy. This means that they are functioning properly.
Our lower three Chakras control our physical health.
The Root Chakra, also called the Base Chakra, is located at the base of our spine. The color for this Chakra is red. Good stones for this Chakra are Hematite, Black Obsidian, Red Garnet, and Red Jasper. This Chakra not only grounds us, connecting us to Mother Earth, but it is the basis of our physical health. Our physical vitality and energy are centered here. Our will to stay alive is located in this Chakra; the foundation of our physical life. Most of male sexuality is centered in this Chakra. This Chakra flowers downward towards Mother Earth.
The Sacral or Naval Chakra is located about half-way between our Pubis and our Navel (pit of stomach). The color of this Chakra is orange. The best stone for this Chakra is Carnelian Agate. This Chakra is our emotional center and controls our creativity. Our sexual energy comes from this Chakra, but it is more associated with the female sexual energy than the male, because a female's sexuality is connected strongly to her emotions. Our "gut" intuition is also located in this Chakra. This Chakra flowers out of the front of our body.
The Solar Plexus Chakra is located in our Solar Plexus. The color of this Chakra is yellow. The best crystal for this Chakra is Citrine. This Chakra is our body's power center. This is the highest and most complex of the three Chakras that controls our physical health, and a lot of very important things sit here. Our personality sits in this Chakra. So do our physical strength, courage, and will power. This Chakra is also a center for our emotions. The Solar Plexus Chakra processes and integrates wishes and feelings from the Root and Navel Chakras. It gives physical reality to the wishes of the upper four Spiritual Chakras, also. This Chakra flowers out of the front of our solar plexus.
Our four upper Chakras control our spiritual health.
The Heart Chakra is located in the center of our body instead of exactly where our physical Heart is located off to the left side. The colors of this Chakra can be green (physical heart), pink (spiritual heart), or a combination of green and pink. Good stones/crystals for this Chakra are Green Aventurine and Rose Quartz. This Chakra is where I center myself as it is the bridge between the upper and lower Chakras. In many ways, this is our most important Chakra. This Chakra controls our ability to give others unconditional love, and it also allows us to love ourselves fully. Our compassion sits in this Chakra. Our Heart Chakra feels all the beauty in the world--not only in nature, but in music, paintings, and other creative things as well. Something beautiful will bring tears to my eyes as easily as something sad will. This Chakra flowers out of the front of our body.
The Throat Chakra is located approximately at the base of our throats. The color of this Chakra is blue. Good stones for this Chakra are Lapis Lazuli and Turquoise. This Chakra controls communication, self-expression, and intellect. We communicate with our world through this Chakra. This Chakra flowers out of the front of our throat.
The Third Eye Chakra or Brow Chakra is located approximately in the center of our forehead, just above our eyebrows. The color of this Chakra is purple, or, in actuality, violet, sometimes tinged with indigo, and in some cases it can be a solid indigo. The best crystal for this Chakra is Amethyst or Chevron Amethyst. This Chakra is where our extra-sensory perception, higher intuition (different from the "gut" intuition which is centered in our Solar Plexus Chakra), is centered, all paranormal powers, and it is tied in heavily with the Crown Chakra and other areas of our head. It is very difficult for me to stimulate my Third Eye Chakra without setting off the Crown Chakra as well, because they are so interrelated. This Chakra flowers out of the front of our forehead.
The Crown Chakra is located at the top and back of our head. The color of this Chakra is white, and it is sometimes tinged with gold. The best crystals for this Chakra are Clear Quartz Crystal and Rutilated Quartz Crystal.
When the Crown Chakra is open, we receive the light from The Universe through it! I have often seen the shape of this Chakra described as a lotus which makes perfect sense--the petals open up, and the light comes in. Intellectual understanding and intuitive understanding become complete comprehension within this Chakra. This Chakra flowers out of the top of our head.
Most of my healing energy comes into my body through the Crown Chakra and the Third Eye Chakra. The white light channels through my body into my arms and out through my hand chakras. I also receive energy from Mother Earth through the Chakras in my feet which courses through my body when I heal as well. It is kind of interesting, because I can bring these two energy sources into my body whenever I want to and can turn them on or off at will. I can bring them into my body separately or together--all with conscious thought on my part. However, when I am healing, I just put my hands on someone's body and let The Universe do its work for the person I am healing.
In most people, the Hand Chakras and the Foot Chakras would be considered minor chakras, but in my body, they are major Chakras. The Hand Chakras are located in the middle of our palms, and the Foot Chakras are centered right below the balls of our feet.
There are also one to four Chakras above our head, depending on which Chakra school you listen to. These are not as important for our discussion tonight, but they are important for spiritual work--astral travel and so on.
Not only will balancing your Chakras create physical balance as well as spiritual balance in our body; it will also create balance of all the bodies--ethereal and mental as well.
Illness shows up in the aura first. If there are any cracks or holes in the aura, negativity can get in. It is important to keep our aura layers whole. I am going to show you how to do what I call a "power ball" to help you do this for yourself
I am also going to share with you one of the quickest ways to recharge your energy--go sit under a tree for fifteen minutes. Put your back up against the tree and just relax for fifteen minutes and see if you can pick up some energy from the tree. The best trees are pine and fir trees. Next best are oak, apple, and beech trees. Always avoid elm trees. There is something of their energy that is not good for humans. The next best thing would be plant energy. Laying in the middle of a meadow is great for absorbing energy, too.
Our Aura is an energy field around us that is actually composed of eight separate layers. I am not going to discuss the various layers of the Aura tonight, because it is more important that you just basically understand what your Aura is. Illness shows up in the Etheric Aura layer first which is right next to the body.
Basically our Aura looks like the flame that burns around a candle wick, and it can be some or all the colors of the rainbow. It is basically an oval shape of energy that surrounds our body.
Aura photographs are extremely interesting, and it's very interesting to see what our Aura looks like. Keeping your Chakras healthy will help keep your Aura healthy, and that is our main concern tonight.
My journey started with three clear Quartz crystals--a Channeling crystal, a Keyhole, and a Transmitter. I went to a web site perhaps three and a half years ago that a friend told me about. I ordered three crystals, but Tom did not have those three in stock. He recommended three other types of crystals that he did have. I said, "Sure--send them along." I have always suspected strongly that Tom knew, in the metaphysical sense, exactly what he was doing. So, my journey started with my Channeling crystal that arrived one day soon after that, and I discovered that I was highly sensitive to the energy of crystals and rocks.
Within a few months of getting those crystals, I was starting to do long-distance healings. I have lots of friends on the Internet, and I would hear of a dog or a person who was ill, and I started going to them to try to heal them. Long-distance healing takes tremendous focus compared to the hands-on healing that I will be doing tonight. It is much more difficult to do. Intent and focus are both very critical parts of any metaphysical work, but they are especially so for the long-distance healing.
For some reason, I do not seem to have any difficulty locating the person (or dog) I need to do the long-distance healing on. I never have. I guess I have got built-in radar for that sort of thing! Jon, for example, told me his son was ill at the first MRG meeting I attended this year. I instantly "had" Jon's son and have been to him many times in the last few months to heal him.
When I moved to Florida in October of 2001, I started touching people for the first time and did my first hands-on healings. I have touched people all of my life and have probably been healing them to one extent or another. I have always touched peoples' arms when I talked to them, I have always given hugs, and so on.
Sometimes I get images or colors when I heal a person, and sometimes I do not. I just try to listen to see if The Universe has anything to tell me. I generally ask someone I am about to do a healing on if they are having pain anywhere. I start healing by placing my hands on a person's shoulders, and if that person is having pain somewhere else, I will go there. Sometimes I am simply guided to place my hands on another part of the body. Sometimes I actually get a message for the person I am healing. I just try to listen to what I am told to do. Each healing I do is a very unique experience, and I learn from each one that I do.
When I do the long-distance healings, the images I get are usually much more intense, and they are often quite comical. Not too long ago, I went to a woman who was potentially terminally ill, and I pulled a dark gray almost black thing out of her that was the shape of her body. The thing came out pretty easily until I tried to pull the legs out. Then I was tugging and pulling for all I was worth to get it loose from her body. I finally wound up putting my feet on her shoulders and tugging and tugging and tugging until it finally came loose from her body!
Shortly after I started doing the hands-on healings, Satin Spar Selenite came into my life. I know it is no accident that my healing abilities grew by leaps and bounds after that. I am only the antenna for this wonderful energy, though! Selenite is, by itself, a great healer, and is more powerful white light than Clear Quartz Crystal. White light fulfills our needs that may or may not have anything to do with our wants.
If you had a highly stressful day and grabbed a piece of Selenite when you came in the door and held on to it for a while, you would find the stress ebbing out of your body. It is wonderful stuff! I cannot emphasize enough how wonderful the rocks and crystals are that Mother Earth has so graciously provided us with and how much they can add to our lives, but Satin Spar Selenite is truly one of her most wondrous gifts. These are tools offered for our use, but they are to be used with great respect for what they are, because they are so much more than a "tool".
I am not a regular rock/crystal person, although I have learned a great deal about them in the years I have been working with them. I was meant to absorb all of their different energies to use in my healings. I was also meant to know and absorb the energy from Mother Earth, the Ocean, and the fresh water here on this planet to use in my healings as well. I use all of that plus what I channel through my Crown Chakra and Third Eye Chakra when I heal.
I have to be very careful about the environment I work in, for obvious reasons. At home, I have my house and my property gridded with Satin Spar Selenite. This provides the most wonderful area of protective white light energy to live and work in. Any piece of Selenite or any other rock or crystal that is placed within this grid for three days, believe it or not, that I carry with me afterwards connects me fully to my grids at home at all times. I carry my grid everywhere with me with this Heart Chakra Pendant.
Another interesting property of Satin Spar Selenite is that it recharges itself constantly. You can also cleanse and recharge any other rocks and crystals by placing them on Selenite for five minutes or so. That is also why the energy grids work so well! You can program other rocks and crystals with a specific purpose by using a Selenite Wand, too.
Clear Quartz Crystal also recharges itself, but you would have to place a rock or crystal on it for about twenty-four hours to do the same job that Selenite can do in five minutes.
Selenite is basically gypsum (yup--the stuff that is in wallboard) and sea water. Satin Spar Selenite comes from either Morocco, Mexico, Spain, or Madagascar. If you are on the Internet, look up "The Cave of Swords" on google.com. You will not believe the size of the Selenite "crystals". Actually, I never know whether to call Satin Spar Selenite a rock or a crystal. It feels like a crystal to me in energy, but it looks like ribbons of light stuck together and is not crystalline in structure. After over two years of thinking about it, though, I have decided to call it a crystall, because its properties are definitely crystalline.
I have never picked up a piece of Satin Spar Selenite that I did not love! Each piece has different energy, and all pieces are very special. Even when pieces come out of the same "log", their energy is very different from their "sisters" or "brothers". It never ceases to amaze me how different the energy is in each piece.
Selenite comes in some other forms as well. What I call Optical Selenite is readily obtainable in the United States, generally from Utah and Idaho. These pieces are made up of layers of clear material instead of the ribbons of light that the Satin Spar Selenite is made of. The metaphysical properties of the Optical Selenite pretty much match those of the Satin Spar Selenite, but its energy is much more gentle, and it is slower acting.
Fishtail Selenite is a twin crystal that "grows" in both the U.S. and Mexico, I believe. These can "grow" to be a foot long or longer.
Gypsum Rose or Desert Rose is Selenite mixed with sand. This type of Selenite is readily available in the southwestern United States. It tends to connect us well to Mother Earth energy.
I actually own two Selenite crystal clusters. These are very rare. Their base matrix is very crumbly, and they are delicate to handle. I also have a beautiful extremely rare light green Selenite needle cluster that came all the way from Wyalla, Australia. This is way too delicate to handle, so please feel free to look at it, but please do not touch it. Feel free to touch the any other Selenite on the table.
I think the first thing everyone should get who is interested in rocks and crystals is Satin Spar Selenite, but I am very prejudiced! After that, a good place to start would be Clear Quartz Crystal, Smokey Quartz Crystal (absorbs negativity from you), Amethyst Crystal (wards off negativity from around you), Rose Quartz Crystal (self love and unconditional love), and Citrine Crystal (prosperity and abundance). These are the basic Five Quartzes.
When picking a rock or crystal for yourself, it is important to listen to your hand, believe it or not. I always let my hand reach out and find the one for me. The first one you reach for is probably the right one. I generally walk around with a rock or crystal for a while to be sure it is mine. When you are picking a rock or crystal, it is very important to only hold one at a time in your hand of choice (your right hand if you are right handed). You can work with more than one rock or crystal later, but never hold more than one at a time when you are picking a new one for yourself, because you cannot feel the energy from each individual rock or crystal.
WEARING CRYSTALS vs. WORKING WITH THEM IN OTHER WAYS
Crystals are a very large part of my life, and I am lucky enough to be surrounded by crystals! When a crystal is touching you all of the time, you are getting the energy of the crystal constantly. I wear several pendants, so I literally wear my medicine bag around my neck. I think this is the very best use of a crystal! Healing crystals do not do you a lot of good if they are sitting on a shelf. You should be touching them as much as possible! Working with them by holding them in your hand or placing them on your body is good, too, as is holding a crystal during meditation.
When my life is about to change, I usually know it is coming, because I feel a very strong need to change my pendants. When I no longer need to wear a pendant or other piece of jewelry, they sometimes literally fall off my body. Over the years, I have worn many different combinations of crystals, and I have enjoyed them all. I seem to wear at least six pendants, but it has been as many as twelve at times. Jewelry is an excellent way to work with your crystals!
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