Healing Touch + Cosmic Purification • Lara Elliott
Lara Elliott, fellow Aquarian, and an incredibly old soul is who I've gone to for energy healing frequently for the last year. Most importantly, she's who I received my Reiki training and attunements from. And though I never intended to use it in my practice with clients - simply for myself, family and pets - the most profound "upgrade" in consciousness followed along with a far deeper integration of self. I became even more in tune, psychic, empathetic, and open to channeling the messages coming through to teach to you guys. Everyone asks, "what happened to you in the last year? You've totally shifted to another level." A series of things; however Reiki training was one of the catalysts. Therefore, it was incredibly important for me to share Lara and her knowledge with you all - especially for those interested in training in Reiki as she's holding her next one this month (see below). She's extraordinary and profoundly healing, so I'll let her take it from here!
Have you ever introduced a habit or behavior to your life or body that resulted in the natural elimination of something else that wasn’t of benefit to you? For example, reading a captivating book puts a break on your nightly TV binge. A new running routine makes you crave a healthier breakfast. Practicing yoga regularly dulls your interest in late night drinking and partying. New friends who present a healthy, caring attitude toward themselves, each other, and their lives inspire you to do the same -- and you begin reconsidering codependent relationships that are draining - or even abusive.
These are all examples of the concept of purification, the foundation of REIKI.
Once we set our inner compass to a healthy, expansive, and clear direction, all universal energies are set in motion to support us on this path. As my husband likes to put it: “where awareness goes, energy flows.” Based on my own experience and witnessing many clients through this process, I have found that when we consciously live our lives as the best version of ourselves, we are cosmically supported and guided. We begin to experience “divine alignment.”
REIKI healing is a wonderful tool to accelerate this process of purification. Known as a Japanese healing modality, REIKI is derived from an ancient science hidden for thousands of years, until Dr. Usui rediscovered this very old “technology” in the Tibetan Sutras. The word REIKI means Universal Life Force Energy and can be broken down into "Rei" translated as universal, mysterious, transcendental spirit, and “Kei” the vital life force aka Qi (chi) in Taoism.
Everyone has REIKI energy. And anyone can transmit healing magnetic energy through the power of touch.
What makes an experienced REIKI practitioner special is a heightened level of consciousness through the integration of the five REIKI principles taught in Reiki1 (and the process of attunements).
REIKI attunements are a fine tuning of the physical and etheric bodies to a higher vibratory level. This process opens the chakra system and creates a pure channel through which REIKI travels during a session. REIKI enters the healer’s crown and descends through the upper energy centers to the heart and solar plexus. The remaining energy moves through the arms and hands and from there into the body of the person receiving REIKI. Due to the pure channel created during the attunements, no “stuff” is ever passed on or taken on between practitioner and client. REIKI is never sent but drawn, and it will always flow to the place in the body where it is needed.
REIKI calms the mind and raises the life force energy. Toxins get stored in the body based on where our thoughts are stored in the body. A disturbed mind -- essentially stress -- is held in the body and can cause many physical ailments. REIKI clears toxins from our body, by helping to release stress and energy blocks. It calms the nervous system (shift from sympathetic into parasympathetic) and supports the endocrine system to balance hormones.
REIKI is healing touch and cosmic purification.
This energy exercise is a simple and effective tool for anyone interested in Reiki.
Stand up and shake your entire body for 2 min. Make it fun and breath as you shake.
Then stand still with your arms hanging along the sides of your body. Take a couple of deep inhales and exhales and feel the energy you have already generated in your body.
Now place your palms together in front of your heart and rub them together vigorously for one minute. Slightly move your palms away from each other just an inch or two and feel the magnetic energy between your palms. Pull your palms even further apart and back to one another and witness the sensation of the “activated” life force energy in your body.
Place your hands somewhere on your body where healing is needed.
• We all had the pleasure of experiencing lara's healing. we shared tidbits from our sessions below •
I'll never forget one of the first times I had a session with Lara for when she put her hand on my heart-space, tears just poured from my eyes. I literally felt her unblocking my heart and opening it up. Later that night I went to a gathering where I ran into an old, dear friend (we had had a falling out). That evening we were able to communicate and come back together after a very painful year apart. I spent the whole time crying and saying, "Jeez, I just saw my Reiki healer today and I can't stop crying."
If you were to look into the notes on my iPhone, I have one that's titled "Insights During Lara session". They are littered with bits like this:
i. Child lacy didn't feel worthy of being a mom because she didn't want to hurt a child the way she was hurt. By being abandoned. What to her meant being alone.
ii. Child lacy couldn't save her mom. She bursts out massively crying because that's scary. Mom had to tell her that it's not her responsibility. And that's part of life. And it wasn't her job to save her mom. It won't ever be.
iii. Realized that to "cope" with pain and frustration of miscarriage and not easily getting/having a healthy pregnancy, I've disconnected by "not wanting it" and "happy to be alone". Essentially closing my heart from the pain, hurt, shame, failure, and frustration. A deep habit. It's important to keep my heart open to it and stay in my heart to really feel the human experience, or ego takes over.
And the list goes on. Personal, but I'm always real with you guys! x
Speechless. I could barely talk when I left Lara's healing oasis of a home and healing room because she had healed parts of me that I didn't even know needed healing. My body was vibrant, shining, and I felt a million pounds lighter after. Lara told me that she was going to just listen to what my body needed and I welcomed that with open arms. One of the most healing aspects of our session was when she held the back of my head and neck for what felt like 2.5 hours. I noticed my nervous system completely let go and I felt supported, seen and held. Trust. And, that was what made me speechless. I've always been independent. I've always known that at the end of the day if I want to make something happen, I have to do it. Me, alone. Just me. I never learned how to trust in others to make sure I would be okay. And when I was with Lara in that healing room, that shadowy part of my soul was being asked to heal. So, that's what I'm listening to now. Being gentle with myself and allowing to trust in others, myself, and the universe. Lara is so incredibly powerful. I can't recommend her enough and have already asked for regular visits to help me become my most authentic self.
Although always curious and craving, I haven't had much experience with healers passed my weekly chiropractor, one-time acupuncturist and occasional massage (does that count?). Slowly reawakening on Lara's table, I truly felt energies inside myself shifting. Thoughts and images had flooded my consciousness during our session, bringing along with the answers I'd been searching for externally for as long as I can remember. She had mentioned that before our session - that our bodies house the answers to all of our internal questions (For me: how can I heal my ever-irritated and flared gut? Will I ever overcome the scarring of years and years of depression? Why does my body seem to work against me when all I want to do is fix it, make it perfectly healthy?). Yet, sensing them bubble up through breath and Lara's touch was, for lack of a better word, magical: fleeting images reminiscent of infanthood, of innocence and unconditional love. I've spent all this time trying to fix what I feel is wrong with myself and my body. Although I do put a lot of energy towards tuning inwards and listening to my body's messages, I wrongly interpret its calls of destress. Instead of replying with the nurturing, self-love it needs to heal (like all infants and children need to grow), I transcribe these calls in Google searches, doctor visits, tests, and books. The otherworldly power Lara had to tune my consciousness and inner energies deeper into myself than Ithough possible has shed light on the path I need follow to find those answers within myself and truly heal - not fix. All I can say is, thank you!
REIKI 1 ATTUNEMENT
February 18, 2018 • 9 AM - 6 PM
Reiki can be translated as Universal Life Energy.
A balancing, intelligent, harmonizing energy that heals on all levels:
the physical, emotional, mental & spiritual.
In this Reiki 1 workshop you will learn:
the Reiki History, the Reiki Principles
the hand placements for treating yourself and others
basics of healing work & how to work with clients
You will receive the level one Reiki attunements that will be sealed in you for life.
This is a fantastic tool for anyone who is interested in or is already involved in healing work. It is also a great tool for anyone who has contact with people: doctors, nurses, doulas, teachers, yoga instructors, friends and family.