Friday, July 10, 2009

Scanning Yourself

Lately, I have been trying to offer at least one healing per week, in order to prepare myself for the future. I feel like I am putting myself through a practicum. But I am finding that I need to really take care of myself if becoming a healer is truly what I want to do. In Barbara Brennan's book "Hands of Light", she is very clear on the importance of self-care. She has included instructions on clearing your own chakras, and scanning your own body before, during and after a healing. I often only have a few minutes to practice this exercise, and so I just quickly visualize each chakra being balanced for one minute. This exercise has been invaluable to me. I feel wonderful after giving a healing now, where in the past I was often afflicted with sleeplessness and agitation. Tuning into my guides is something that Licious really opened me up to doing, and I am so grateful to her for this gift. My guides have been amazingly helpful, and all I had to do was ask.

It is so incredibly important for every one of us, "healer" or not, to be able to scan ourselves ~ for truths, and for un-truths ~ for tension and pent up energy ~ for withheld love and unspoken thoughts. The more we open ourselves up by releasing unwanted thoughts, emotions and energies, the more room we are creating for our desires. The trick, of course, is to be diligent in keeping your mind clear and your heart open. The mind is an amazing machine, but it does tend to get stuck in its ways. Are you wondering where you can start? Some simple exercises to try include:

~ Close your eyes, right now. Breathe deeply in through your nose, exhale deeply out of your nose. With each inhale imagine white or golden light filling up your entire body, through your feet, hands and head. With each exhale, imagine any held tension as energy, or water, and allow it to drain out of you - Let it go. Do this until you feel you are done! Do it whenever you get a chance!

~ If you have trouble focusing, try this one: Sit down, preferably on the ground, but not necessary. Breathe deeply, in through your nose, exhale deeply out of your nose. Imagine roots growing out of your bottom, reaching deep into the fertile soil of Earth. Send your roots down down down as far as you can make them go. With each inhale, drink up nourishment from the center of the earth, and with each exhale, allow your roots to plunge a little bit deeper.

If you keep trying to create more space in yourself in these ways, I promise that you'll begin to feel some changes in your life. You are the only one responsible for your reality here. It is up to you to create what it is that you want. Become the creator of your Life.


  1. Thanks, I may not have gotten the reflexology today, but I NEEDED to read this!!!!

  2. Hi running!

    I'm so glad you found what you were looking for! And reflexology is here for you whenever you need it - but you knew that :o)

  3. Hello Nicole,

    We often tell ourselves we have to find the time to give love to ourselves, but it can be as simple as these simple techniques you have shared.
    These are wise words: "You are the only one responsible for your reality here. It is up to you to create what it is that you want. Become the creator of your Life."

    Thanks for making a difference, sharing love on the healing journey.

  4. Thank you for sharing these Beautiful words and soulful meditation exercises,

    With love, Maithri

  5. Thank you, Miruh and Maithri, both for your kind words of encouragement and love. It feels good for me, personally, to keep the path of enlightenment simple in my own mind. 5 minutes a day is all you need to begin feeling wonderful.

  6. Barbara Brennan invites human beings to explore and renew their connections to the divine. Everyone is a healer who is learning to reconnect andrenew the core self. Brennans books come into your radar screen if this makes sense during your own path. Anyone who wishes to learn more about Barabara Brennan's books and courses can do so here:

  7. Thank you, Liara, for posting Barbara Brennan's website! That is so helpful :o)

    Her book came into my life well before I was ready to truly focus on the path to becoming a healer. I completely agree with you when you say that everyone is a healer.