By the time I was nineteen, I had my first experience channeling healing for someone else. A friend of mine had the awareness before I did, that I had the capacity to do healing. One day she asked me to hold a rock in my hands for a few minutes. I thought it was a strange request, but I went along with it and then handed over the rock to her. She said, “I knew it. You have hot hands.” I didn’t know what she was talking about. She then explained that I had the ability to heal others. I thought she was crazy. I was just a 19 year old girl desperately trying to fit in, and here was another person confirming once again how strange I really was. I felt totally disheartened and confused. She reassured me. “You have a gift, Michele. There’s someone who really needs your help. Will you please come to my friend’s house? He has seriously injured his back and can barely walk; he’s about to lose his job if he doesn’t return to work this week.”
I reluctantly agreed to go with her to see if I could help this man, but I had serious doubts. When I arrived he was lying on the floor on his back. I hesitantly went up to him and asked him if he could roll over onto his stomach. Wincing, he slowly rolled over. I had no idea what to do, but instinctively began moving my hands over his body which felt very strange yet somehow familiar. I felt a tingling sensation just above his back where he had injured himself so I laid my hands there for a few minutes. I had no clue whether what I was doing would have any effect on him. After a few minutes I intuitively felt that it was enough, so I withdrew my hands. I looked up at my friend in total confusion and she smiled back at me with confidence.
A few days later the image of the man popped into my thoughts, so I called up my friend to see how he was doing. She told me that he had made a full recovery in just a couple of days after his healing with me, and that he had returned to work. I was amazed. It was hard for me to believe that just by laying my hands on him that he could be healed. This event was the catalyst for my pursuit of learning all about energy healing and working with Spirit.
I’ve since spent many years learning many tools for healing with great focus on working with the mind and balancing energy fields to facilitate healing and transformation for others. Many times I’ve seen an amazing turn-around with clients who have struggled with depression, anxiety, fears and phobias. There have also been profound instances of instantaneous physical healing of chronic ailments. Even so, I felt that there was a missing key element to my work. I needed to understand the body more. I already had a solid grasp on the mind and Spirit, but I didn’t quite understand the body connection. All that changed after my third Rolfing session with my friend. We have been doing regular weekly swaps because we are both demanding a lot of change for ourselves and our lives.
My initial thoughts were that it would probably be a good thing to realign my fascia which is what a therapist focuses on when Rolfing. I had the awareness that I had some minor physical issues that I needed to deal with. When my friend told me that I shouldn’t make any major decisions during our 10 sessions together, I really didn’t think too much about it. What kind of change could really occur just from realigning my fascia anyway? I really had no idea the huge shifts that I would experience from receiving Rolfing, or how integral our body is to our mind and our Spirit. I knew it intellectually, but I had never experienced it which is a whole other thing!
My third session was focused on realigning my fascia in my chest and the upper body. After my friend finished, she asked me how I felt. I couldn’t begin to describe the sensations and awareness that I was experiencing. It felt like I had a completely different body. I knew at that moment that something big had shifted in the same way as when I do energetic work on people. I left the session feeling totally out of the ordinary. My heart felt more open than it had ever been before. It seemed like it was almost ready to break through my skin. I felt totally vulnerable but also so much freer. In that moment, I finally fully comprehended how the body is connected to the mind and Spirit in a way that I had never understood before.
Since that session and the one’s following, I continue to marvel at how our bodies have their own consciousness. The key is to be willing to be in total communion with our bodies and acknowledge just how phenomenal our bodies are really are. I am so grateful that I have finally opened up to this new awareness. What would it take for everyone to realize how truly magnificent their bodies are and the integral role that it plays in our body, mind and Spirit connection?
Michele is a healer, transformational coach, hypnotherapist & teacher who specializes in transforming people’s lives using a variety of tools. She receives direct transmissions from her guides, enabling her to offer her clients greater clarity about specific life issues and assist them with resolution. She has lived on Bali for 12 years & incorporates the indigenous spiritual qualities within her unique healing & coaching practice, providing a transformational healing experience for everyone she encounters.
Copyright 2013 © Michele Cempaka
Originally posted @ New Earth Institute