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Is Energy Healing Effective?

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Energy healing is a meshing of our intent with the divine’s plan. It is a process greater than either the practitioner or the client.

Many people who are seeking energy and shamanic healing want to know the bottom line, will this get rid of my illness? These healing methods go way back, but a society that is losing touch with their spirituality and the magic of the divine questions and often ridicules it. Is energy healing effective? The answer is complicated. Faith, God and Spirit are powerful elements, but it is not always the right path.

Many healers will claim that yes, shamanic and energy healing will cure you 100%. This is like saying a doctor will cure you with 100% success rate. The truth is, energy and shamanic healers work on a specific level, just like doctors. And the divine’s plan always takes precedence over our wants and needs.

How does energy healing work?

Any good energy and shamanic practitioner does not want you to suffer. Their job is to calm, sooth and heal you. Spiritual practitioners focus on the energetic which is one part of you. Illnesses can arise from the mental, emotional, spiritual or physical bodies, and often a combination. Many shamanic or energetic practitioners will also help you on the mental or emotional levels through life coaching or advice from your guides and angels. Please note that it is advised you continue care through a doctor while pursuing energy healing as they work well together.

Any condition can be addressed from the spiritual level. What about its effectiveness though? This depends on the person and the condition. There has been miraculous healing where a person is cured of an illness in a single setting.

Others may find it can take many sessions. If the latter is the case it doesn’t mean that the practitioner is necessarily bad. Just like change takes time, energy healings can work on subtle levels helping to corral you to a larger place of healing, as you are ready. Just as learning your ABCs didn’t mean you were ready for high school, having one energy healing session doesn’t mean your ready to become fully healed and enlightened. Healing is a lifelong process, with victories along the way. Life is learning, and healing is learning. Energy healing helps to cultivate healing faster or on a deeper level. It helps bring the divine’s attention to you, but even so we can not fully understand the processes of the divine plan.

Other times the spiritual healing may be warding off an illness that is in the aura, but hasn’t manifested yet. Sometimes a person may need to do some mental work before an illness is worked through.


Don’t just rely on qualifications to pick your healer, use your intuition and heart as well. Each healer is more than the technique they are using.

What if a practitioner tells you that they can’t help you?

I have sometimes done a few healings for someone and then told them I can’t help them anymore. Other times I have turned down someone that Spirit has told me outright I couldn’t help. If I am told I can’t help someone I don’t always know why, but I respect it. It is important if I do know what kind of practitioner whether spiritual or conventional they need for me to refer them.

There are many reasons for this. While a practitioner maybe competent, they may not have the right technique, vibration, or be the right match for you. Energy healers often have specialties beyond their technique. You may need a practitioner who will give you the messages in a blunter or softer way For example, it is not ethical to take payment for a healing when you know that you can not help someone. Any attempt to force a healing will fail.

Sometimes you may find a healer that fits with you in the beginning of your healing journey, but by the end you will need someone else. Being comfortable and having the right healer for you is also important for effectiveness.

Why would someone not be ready for a healing?

Another reason healings aren’t effective, or you are turned down for a healing is that you are not ready for a healing. There are many reasons this can happen, even when you very much want change or relief on a conscious level.

If a person wants to say lose weight, a doctor can prescribe pills, but they still need to have a healthier diet and exercise. The reason they don’t do this may be due to anxiety, poor self-image, or a variety of other reasons. Reasons that need to be addressed. So if it is reasonable to say that self-work may be needed to help a doctor make you well, its also reasonable to say that energy healing would as well.

Illnesses can be a gateway for learning. For example, someone may come down with a physical or mental disease because they haven’t been honoring their internal rhythms. This may mean not taking a time out when they need it. Maybe someone has poor boundaries and has ignored their spirit’s wants and needs and so they become very depressed. When there is a core cause it does not honor someone to take away their illness. To do so would take away their chance for a greater happiness after actually being healed. Sometimes people will find temporary healing from an issue. Rebounding can occur when underlying lessons aren’t healed.

While some illnesses are due to bad habits, I don’t feel that everything is the person’s fault. Sometime’s God’s will is for us to have pain, or have a serious illness. It may be horrible, and not understandable, but it is how it is.

Healing, no matter what source you’re using to target it, can take time. Miracles are always welcome and hoped for, but its important to realize that there are no guarantees. Follow your heart and intuition if getting a reading or energy healing is right. A good healer and shamanic practitioner will work for your highest good. This means that the energy may help you unlock the next step of your journey rather than take away the symptoms.

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