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The Healing Power of Shiatsu, and Raising of Our Consciousness

Monday, December 10th, 2012 by

The Healing Power of Shiatsu, and Raising of Our Consciousness

Today I’d like to talk about two topics that may appear distinctly different, and yet they do relate to each other. One has to do with the upcoming Shiatsu I – The Foundation seminar this weekend. The other has to do with another Mayan Prophesy that is imminent, and yet is getting no press.

Let’s start with the Mayan Prophesy. The Mayans said that starting on 12-12-12, mankind would enter and begin a New Era of Heightened Consciousness. This may not make for as exciting a blockbuster movie as the various ‘end of the world’ scenarios that have been played out by Hollywood and numerous cable outlets. But a creative writer and a skilled director could tap a huge market if they were willing to take a chance.

The prospect of the whole population of the world collectively raising our consciousness above the concept of ‘us versus them’, to realizing that there is a far greater Unity of all life, than was ever realized by most, is very exciting.

However it is not at all surprising to me that this idea or the Mayan prophesy relating to a rising up of our consciousness is not broadcast or promoted in any way. The last thing that the current owners of the military/industrial/pharmaceutical/theocratic/security complex would ever want is a peaceful, self-sufficient, healthy, aware, and enlightened population.

Those of you who have taken my Shiatsu or Reiki courses know that we have pathways of energy that connect to every part of the body, and vortexes of energy along the central core of the body. By facilitating the smooth flow of energy through these pathways and vortexes, the therapist can help to reduce their clients’ physical and emotional pain, and improve function of the internal organs and endocrine glands   What is not often realized is that these forms of therapy can also affect the brain and the mind, leading to clarity of thought, improved focus, and better memory. Some people experience an increase in spiritual awareness or insight

Some of you are more inclined to focus on the physical body. The body is the foundation and root from which the energy body and spirit can safely grow and develop. When the body is out of balance and in pain, it is hard to focus the mind or spirit on anything else. A recent experience of mine reminded me again how powerful these therapies can be. A couple of weekends ago, I was on a lunch break from teaching my Reiki I class. As I was talking to one of my students, she related to me that she had been experiencing daily headaches. The first question that popped into my head was, what part of her head did she feel the pain? As she waved her right hand from her occiput to her forehead, I said: “Oh, that’s Gallbladder”. I explained that she had traced over part of the Gall Bladders’ energetic pathway, and that that did not necessarily mean that there was anything wrong with her Gall Bladder. Being a helpful sort, like most of us attracted to the healing fields, I offered to try a little Shiatsu on her to see if I could relieve her pain. I focused on the first half of the meridian along the head and neck on the affected side. After a little more than 10 minutes, I concluded the session, because our lunch break was nearly over. Miss W. said her headache was gone. A few days after the seminars’ conclusion, I received a Facebook message from her letting me know that the headaches had still not returned. The reason for telling you this story is not to brag about how good I am. It’s to let you know that Shiatsu is such a powerful healing method, that even though I have practiced it since I took it as my 100 hour specialty back in massage school, 25 some years ago, I am still periodically surprised at how effective it really is. And one clear advantage that Shiatsu has over my acupuncture practice – no one is afraid of my finger!

If you would like to take the foundation class in Shiatsu, I am teaching it this coming weekend (Dec. 15/16). Please contact me at 727 823-9000 for more details. You can learn more about Shiatsu I – The Foundation by going to:  http://handsforhealing.com/course-descriptions-2/

Congratulations on your expanding consciousness!!!

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