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A Glossary of Energetic Healing Terms
(And How My Practice Works)
Every profession has their own language, so on this page I explain some of the terms and concepts that are relevant to the energy healing community and my practice. I also encourage you to read the Google reviews from my clients to get further insight.
I am also happy to have a conversation with you if you would like more information. Simply reach out on my Contact Form and I will be in touch.
What Is An Energy Healing Session?
An energy healing session is a partnership between me and a client. As a Multi-Dimensional Energy Healer, I use multiple healing practices such as Reiki, ThetaHealing® Technique† and Intuitive Communication to create a warm, safe healing space.
I do distance sessions over the phone, which are remarkably effective for my clients. Continue reading below, check out my Online Reviews, and if you have more questions, please Contact Me and we can talk.
What Is A Multi-Dimensional Energy Healer?
A multi-dimensional energy healer is someone that works within and across multiple dimensions of time and space to create a healing space. Since 2005, I have had the privilege of being trained in massage therapy, Reiki, talk therapy, angelic communication, ThetaHealing, and other practices; all of which I can call on to create the perfect healing environment.
As I start each session, I listen for cues as to what is needed for each client on that day, and co-create the healing space that will provide the best possible environment. My practice is not “one-size-fits-all” because everyone is so different, with different needs on different days.
What Is Energy Healing?
Everything is made of energy. As humans, we are energetic beings living in an energetic universe, so it stands to reason that energy can be used to heal things that are not working as we expect. Skin, bone, wood, steel, and everything else we sense are manifestations of energy.
Energy is a big idea, not just limited to electricity or batteries or the power that comes out of our car’s engine. Music is energy, and it can make us feel happy, sad, calm, motivated, and many other ways. We can’t really explain it, we just know it works.
It’s easy to understand how the surgeon’s scalpel can cut out disease, and it’s more difficult to understand how energy alone can be used to heal. Again, we can’t really explain it, we just know that it works. One big difference between the surgeon and the energy healer is that the surgeon usually doesn’t require the patient to actively participate, and the energy healer does.
What Is Spiritual Healing?
My practice is built on spirituality. This is not the spirituality of organized religions with church dogma and rules, it’s about the human spirit; the recognition that there is something greater than oneself, something more to being human than sensory, physical experiences.
This is why my work has no conflict with any religious belief. Actually, it is complementary to all religions and supports all belief systems, even those that don’t believe in any sort of religion. More and more evidence from classical medical institutions recognizes that this kind of alternative healing actually works to heal physical ailments.
What Is 3D, 5D, and Ascension?
When we say that something is “3D”, we are speaking of the third level or dimension of spiritual consciousness in which something operates. Simply stated, the 3D realm is one that we’re all familiar with, because it includes such things as suffering, fear, limitation, lack of connectedness, and working hard to succeed. In particular, when you are thinking in 3D consciousness, you have a feeling of separateness; that you are all alone.
An emerging new realm is upon us, and it is referred to as “5D” – the fifth level or dimension of spiritual consciousness. There is also a 4D consciousness, and is considered to be a gateway or jumping-off point for the ascension into a 5D state, so it’s not talked about much. In the exciting new world of 5D consciousness, you experience an effortless existence. Instead of labeling things as “right” or “wrong” or “good” or “bad”, there is only “what is” and the experience of growth. The most powerful aspect of 5D is connectedness, where all of us are really one.
These dimensions of spiritual consciousness (and many more) already exist, and it is each person’s choice to participate in the dimension of their soul’s choosing. As someone begins the transition from the 3D consciousness to the 5D realm, it is called an ascension process.
What Is Reiki?
Reiki is a formalized method of energy healing with its origins in Japan. The word itself is the combination of two Japanese words; Rei, which means “The Creator’s Wisdom” or “The Higher Power” (often just “Universal”), and the word Ki which means “Life Force Energy”.
So Reiki describes a Universal or Spiritually-Guided Life Force Energy.
Mikao Usui developed Reiki in the early 1900s. Over the years, the community of practitioners has grown to over thousands of trained healers in the U.S. alone, many of whom are practicing in conjunction with conventional medical doctors in their offices, in hospices, and in hospitals.
Because of its proven efficacy, more and more conventional healers are embracing the concept of energetic healing and bringing it front and center into their own practices. It truly is the beginning of a huge spiritual awakening in the world.
What Is the ThetaHealing® Technique?
The ThetaHealing Technique† is a practice for meditation that embraces a spiritual philosophy. I use the practice in conjunction with my intuitive Reiki to amplify the effect of our session. According to its creator, Vianna Stibal, it is not a stand-alone technique, and is taught to be used in conjunction with other conventional practices to receive maximum benefit.
I studied under Goran Karna, a certified ThetaHealing instructor in Zagreb, Croatia. I received my certification as a practitioner in late summer of 2020, and have been using the technique since that time. I feel that the ThetaHealing Technique enhances my sessions and creates a space where a person’s own intuition and connection to the universe facilitates healing.
According to the ThetaHealing Website, the ThetaHealing Technique “…teaches how to put to use one’s own natural intuition, relying upon unconditional love of Creator Of All That Is to do the actual work.”
What Is the Reiki Methodology?
The original Reiki practice has been light-touch or no-touch therapy with clients laying on a massage table and the practitioner holding his or her hands above the person, channeling the Ki into their body. A distance session where the practitioner is somewhere else in the world has shown to be equally as powerful. In fact, my distance sessions can be even more powerful.
The teaching of Usui Reiki specifically encourages the practice of Distance Reiki sessions, and is required for all students to learn in order to be certified as a Usui Reiki practitioner. For some, the 3D presence of a practitioner holding space in the physical realm may be necessary to accept that this non-invasive healing method actually works. Eventually, as the efficacy of Reiki becomes clear to the person receiving it, they can accept that the Practitioner need not be in the same room with them to be effective.
Almost all of my practice is now done through distance sessions, initially because of state mandate closing practitioner offices in the wake of the 2020 pandemic, then by me moving between Wisconsin and Arizona, and now because of the power and flexibility of these sessions. Distance sessions operate entirely in the 5D space.
What Is a Distance Session?
Reiki uses symbols, written in Japanese Kanji, to invoke the energy for a session. One of these symbols is Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen, which roughly translates in English to “no past, no present, no future”, or “the past, present, and future are one”. Through this invocation, the practitioner collapses time in all directions and can transcend space; which is the concept for doing a distance session.
This is not as far-fetched as it may seem. In developing his Theories of General and Special Relativity, Albert Einstein concluded that our existence is part of a “space-time continuum” in which there are the four dimensions of length, width, height (physical space), and time. These are not separate; Einstein theorized that they are all part of the same “fabric” of the universe.
I have become exceptionally skillful in distance sessions, thanks in part to the worldwide pandemic. For many people on this planet, we have been forced into considering things in a new light, and accepting things that we might never have before. Many consider the pandemic to be a great (if not merciless) teacher that has expanded our knowledge and assisted with our ascension.
What Is an Interactive or Passive Distance Session?
For lack of a better explanation (in 3D terms), a distance session can either be interactive or passive. Simply put, during an interactive session, I am actively communicating with my client over the phone so that there can be an exchange of questions and responses in real time.
During a so-called passive distance session, I connect with my client with or without their specific knowledge on the energetic plane and create the healing space for that person. I have clients for whom I perform healing for a friend, relative, or even a beloved animal.
Every client that has participated in distance sessions, whether interactive or passive, has received all of the healing of any other energetic modality, and has confirmed the effectiveness for themselves or for their loved one(s) in the process.
What is an Animal Session?
Our beloved pets and animals are also energetic beings on this planet, and respond very much like humans when it comes to energetic healing. There are Chakra charts for dogs, cats, horses, and many other domesticated animals to guide practitioners in the healing.
I have performed many energetic healing sessions on animals including, more recently, a Great Dane that had contracted COVID while staying at a boarding facility. The owner reported positive, curative results from my sessions, and the beloved Dane has fully recovered.
What Is an Attunement?
A general definition of attunement, in 3D terms, means “being aligned with”, “conforming to”, or “harmonizing with”. Reiki has adopted this term as the closest description of what occurs when a Reiki Master Teacher conveys the energetic process to a Reiki student during a training class.
The “attunement process” is a specific technique or ritual that the Reiki Master Teacher uses during training to bring forth an understanding in the student about how to channel energy into whoever or whatever is being worked on in a healing session.
As a Reiki Master/Teacher myself, I describe the attunement process in my own experience as an opening of the energy centers of the student to connect with the Universal Life Force Energy.
There are 3 levels of Reiki training, each with their own attunements. Some Teachers will break the 3rd level into two for those that want the Master level without the Teacher credentials.
What Is a Reiki Class?
One of the most gratifying and beautiful expressions of my practice is that of Reiki Healing. It is a healing modality available to everyone without the need for special skills or abilities. You can learn the Reiki Healing techniques and use them on yourself, your family, and even your pets. You can even become a Reiki instructor yourself, if that’s what you want.
I offer instruction on the 3 levels of the Usui Reiki System of Natural Healing, plus the additional tools needed to be a Reiki Master Teacher. All of my Reiki classes are delivered in a live, small-group, hands-on format because I believe that it is the most effective way of conveying the Reiki Attunements and of answering questions that naturally arise.
Reiki Level 1 – Shoden
This introductory class is a practitioner’s initiation into Reiki. It is available to anyone, even those that don’t intend to become a practitioner. Level 1 is all about learning how to open the Universal Life Force Energy channels. In this level, you will get…
- The Ancient Roots of Reiki explained.
- Your first attunement – the process that makes Reiki always available to you.
- Hand positions explained – purpose and function.
- Instruction on how to practice Reiki on yourself.
- Hands-on work to give you confidence in your technique.
- Reiki book / manual.
- Reiki Level 1 certificate.
You must be present for the entire duration of the class in order to receive your Level 1 certification.
Reiki Level 2 – Okuden
Reiki Level 3 – Shinpiden
Reiki Master Teacher
Some instructors roll the Master Teacher training into Level 3, with the assumption that those training at this level intend to become Reiki instructors. I split this off from the formal Level 3 to provide focus around the Level 3 techniques exclusively
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